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Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:06 PM

Actually, Maxine Waters Will Tell You When You're Done Speaking

Actually, Maxine Waters Will Tell You When You're Done Speaking

BY R. ERIC THOMAS
APR 10, 2019

And now a reading from the Book of He Tried It.

Rep. Maxine Waters, chair of House Financial Services Committee and the person who travels the globe during Daylight Savings Time, reclaiming the lost hour like a temporal Santa Claus, had another run-in with Treasury Secretary and part-time robber baron, Steve Mnuchin. Much like their previous encounters, it went so poorly for the Secretary that sources say he is currently holed up in the basement of the Mint trying to erase his name from every dollar so he can start a new life free from shame....

Steve Mnuchin does not realize that he has checked into the Hotel California, situated right in the middle of the state's 43rd district, which has been represented since 2013 by one Maxine Waters. He can check out any time he wants but he can never leave.

Nevertheless, the Treasury Secretary clearly must have mistaken the House Financial Services Committee for the ballpit at McDonald's because he continued to act like it was playtime. He responded to Waters that if she wanted to keep him there and "grill" him, he would cancel his "important meeting" (rolling around on a pile of $100 bills like Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal). He warned however, "I will not be back here. I will be very clear. If that's the way you'd like to have this relationship."...

The look from Rep. Maxine Waters could power the Eastern Seaboard. This is a true fact: there is an entire 45-page section of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal devoted to the energy capabilities of Waters' incandescent incredulity. Honey, who needs a turbine when Maxine Waters is out here decimating also-rans with a glance?!

Steven Mnuchin really tried it with this backtalk and Maxine Waters immediately transformed into Jean Grey as the Phoenix. The entire Capitol went on high alert. Trump called up The Sentinels.

Honest question: does Steve Mnuchin actually think he's time enough for Maxine Waters because, and I repeat, yikes. How are you going to be time enough for anybody when you're sitting in front of the Regina of Reclaimed Time? The General of Gavels! How?!

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a27099773/maxine-waters-steve-mnuchin-testimony-gavel/

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Reply Actually, Maxine Waters Will Tell You When You're Done Speaking (Original post)
mcar Thursday OP
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Cyrano Thursday #5
mcar Thursday #9
TalenaGor Thursday #20
Hekate Thursday #6
mcar Thursday #10
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mcar Thursday #17
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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:10 PM

1. Actually heard a RW radio host admit that she ate his lunch

Last edited Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:12 PM - Edit history (1)

Looking forward reading this.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:17 PM

3. It's a great read

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:14 PM

2. K&R

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:22 PM

4. Said more with a look than Mnuchin could ever argue against. There's something really ...

wrong with him: his facial expressions almost looked entirely out of his control and really random..

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:54 PM

5. She smacked the motherf***er back into the dark ages

from whence he came.

He'll probably get shunned at his next Klan rally for letting a black women kick his ass.

Go Maxine. You're the future. Mnuchin is a relic of America's horrible past on racial issues.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:43 PM

9. Maxine is a badass

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:05 PM

20. lol!!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 01:55 PM

6. Laugh out loud funny. Mnuchin looks like he won't know what hit him.

He kept demanding that she "dismiss" him, which I knew in my bones was a verbal trick so that he could refuse to return on the grounds she had dismissed his case. It was quite the standoff, and he didn't come off very well, did he?

Our up and coming young Dems are good, but the best of our old experienced Dems achieve awesomeness.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:43 PM

10. I was LOLing as I read it

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:28 PM

7. Mnuchen sadi "gravel", not "gavel".

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:32 PM

8. Stick a Fork in Mnuchin

No doubt he's rehearsed his line before just waiting for the proper time to spring it on some unsuspecting Democratic Committee chair.
But he got stage fright in front of Waters, he was scared. He blew the line! He mumbled something about "gravel" and then trailed off.

Another Trump-trained actor. Trump thinks they can hide the damage by being rehearsed actors, when in fact, he Trump Troupe are all terrible actors! It's like a bad High School play.

Waters scarred Mnuchin so much he forgot his Trump-written snark line. Amateurs.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:47 PM

11. She's badass

The look on her face was priceless. A lifetime of signifying went into that.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:49 PM

12. What kind of assholery

What Kind of assholery did all these rumpf appointees study in school? There sat a supposed professional, a cabinet secretary, speaking to a Congresswoman like some snotty smart aleck trying to win an argument with a person who could spank him with a switch and send him to bed with no supper.

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Response to 4TheArts (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:16 PM

15. Contest everything, turn everything into pulling teeth or a circus.

Push every rule to the breaking point. If there's no rule, just precedent, then ignore it. Waste time, duck questions, run out the clock. Bully, dare the Dem to make them.

Like Trump with his Tax Returns. That was just precedent. There was no law, so fuck it. Did he pay a consequence? Nope.

The GOP decided long ago to play smash-mouth, to dispense with decorum, ethics, and "regular order", and the Dems haven't countered, despite these hosannas for Rep. Waters.

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Response to 4TheArts (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:55 PM

18. from what I read above it sounded like he was trying to put a black

woman in her place. Sounded very condescending.
He deserved what he got and I hope he gets more.

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Response to 4TheArts (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:00 PM

19. Welcome to DU, 4TheArts!

Your name is my game! Let's just get that out there first.

This demolition derby was an exquisite pleasure.

The Marvelous Maxine. AND her fellow Wonder Woman Katie Porter from Irvine, CA.

DANG, California sends the nation some seriously righteous women! (Adding Mmes. Pelosi and Harris, among others.) Not my home state anymore, but STILL makes me damn proud!

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Response to calimary (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

41. Thanks Calimary

Glad to have this community!
California rocks in lots of ways. However, i'm holding forth in North Carolina. A cesspool of rethugliness.
Did get to meet Governor Cooper yesterday though. Bright spot.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:09 PM

13. R. Eric Thomas is one of my favorite writers of all time!

I subscribed to Elle just because they hired him... I don't read the magazine, because I can read his articles online, but I wanted to show my appreciation.

"... he continued to act like it was playtime"

There's more where that came from: https://www.elle.com/eric-reads-the-news/

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Response to renate (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:38 PM

17. My 1st time reading him

Won't be my last.

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Response to mcar (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 07:10 PM

35. Oh, you are in for a treat...

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a43244/maxine-waters-is-back-and-shes-not-here-to-play/





This is that face you make when you show up to an enemy's funeral and the preacher says "Would anyone like to share some fond remembrances?"

This is that face you make when someone tries to come for you and you've been saving petty up all day like it's Weight Watchers points.


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Response to ehrnst (Reply #35)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 07:36 PM

36. Oh yeah!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:11 PM

14. Can they get Matt Whittaker in the witness chair?

I’d love to see Matthew “Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up” Whittaker try his attitude with her.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 03:19 PM

16. Maxine Waters was awesome.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:06 PM

21. My god. My god.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:42 PM

23. Right?

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

22. Mnuchin is a sexist, patronizing mansplainer.

She will have nothing to do with his bullshit. Kudos Maxine!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:05 PM

24. Make that the "General of Gravels!"




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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:10 PM

25. I love Maxine Waters

She is tough as nails and can instantly see through the BS.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:21 PM

26. I Would Not Dare Add To This Genius Prose!

Well done, sir, well done!

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

27. Thanks for posting!

I thoroughly enjoyed that and will be keeping an eye out for more pieces by R. Eric Thomas.

Mnunchin and his "important meeting" brings to mind Craig Toomey from Langoliers.


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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:31 PM

28. just another whiny self important guy

finding out that the woman isn't going to go along with his attempt at belittling her. I suppose he's used to being able to do that to women and minorities.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:52 PM

29. Maxine Water was having none of the bullcrap he was trying to serve up

I'm glad she set him straight on who's in charge.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:53 PM

30. She doesn't take s#it from anyone

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

31. Steve Mnuchin was pawned by Waters, and he didn't even know it. Sad! LOL

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #31)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:31 PM

32. I assume the RWNJs

are celebrating his performance. Because they really are that stupid.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:39 PM

33. Chairperson Waters is the boss

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #33)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 06:43 PM

34. You don't mess with her

She is so smart and so sharp.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

37. This is a true fact:

there is an entire 45-page section of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal devoted to the energy capabilities of Waters' incandescent incredulity.


I love it.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 11, 2019, 08:27 PM

38. So much good stuff

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:44 AM

39. That's hilariously well done!

You don't even have to have been there to see vividly what went down! Mnunchin

Mahalo, mcar, for turning us onto R Eric Thomas from Elle!

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Response to Cha (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

40. He's one for my list, for sure!

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Response to mcar (Reply #40)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:33 PM

45. ..

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:25 PM

42. it went so poorly for the Secretary that sources say he is currently holed up...

in the basement of the Mint trying to erase his name from every dollar so he can start a new life free from shame.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:47 PM

43. Mnuchin made $$$zillions

when he lived in Calif. (43rd District?) where M.Walters is a Representative. Mnuchin had a small bank lending out sub-prime mortgages. When people his bank swindled went under, Mnuchin bought out their homes and made himself a bundle of money.
He should be in jail, not Treasury Sec'y in the other big crook, Trump's cabinet. M. Walters must know all about Munchkin's criminal background being the Representative of his former resident.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:49 PM

44. Love this!

Did my old heart some good. Thanks, mcar.

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Response to mcar (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:19 AM

46. Fun to read.

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