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Reply Sondland Bombshell: News Homepages from around the Internet (Original post)
Skinner Nov 20 OP
lapfog_1 Nov 20 #1
riversedge Nov 20 #14
Hortensis Nov 20 #27
soldierant Nov 20 #71
Corgigal Nov 20 #72
RVN VET71 Nov 21 #80
bitterross Nov 20 #32
PatSeg Nov 20 #62
KPN Nov 20 #65
I_UndergroundPanther Nov 20 #74
KPN Nov 20 #79
groundloop Nov 20 #67
Johnny2X2X Nov 20 #2
AZ8theist Nov 20 #45
Captain Zero Nov 20 #53
stopdiggin Nov 20 #64
treestar Nov 20 #58
gratuitous Nov 20 #3
Roland99 Nov 20 #4
kcr Nov 20 #16
Roland99 Nov 20 #19
getagrip_already Nov 20 #21
kcr Nov 20 #26
getagrip_already Nov 20 #47
getagrip_already Nov 20 #49
Roland99 Nov 20 #52
Pacifist Patriot Nov 20 #54
Nitram Nov 20 #69
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #5
getagrip_already Nov 20 #22
BumRushDaShow Nov 20 #24
stillcool Nov 20 #6
DesertRat Nov 20 #7
hlthe2b Nov 20 #8
riversedge Nov 20 #9
Grasswire2 Nov 20 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 20 #11
uponit7771 Nov 20 #12
flibbitygiblets Nov 20 #23
malaise Nov 20 #73
USALiberal Nov 20 #13
2naSalit Nov 20 #15
nolabear Nov 20 #17
keithbvadu2 Nov 20 #18
Hortensis Nov 20 #20
SunSeeker Nov 20 #25
Scurrilous Nov 20 #28
AllyCat Nov 20 #29
Mme. Defarge Nov 20 #30
OliverQ Nov 20 #31
progressoid Nov 20 #40
Caliman73 Nov 20 #33
meadowlander Nov 20 #55
world wide wally Nov 20 #34
Politicub Nov 20 #35
matt819 Nov 20 #36
Peacetrain Nov 20 #37
joost5 Nov 20 #38
iluvtennis Nov 20 #39
Historic NY Nov 20 #41
littlemissmartypants Nov 20 #42
moonseller66 Nov 20 #43
llmart Nov 20 #44
FailureToCommunicate Nov 20 #46
liberal N proud Nov 20 #48
NBachers Nov 20 #50
calimary Nov 20 #51
duforsure Nov 20 #56
Srkdqltr Nov 20 #57
malaise Nov 20 #59
patphil Nov 20 #60
IronLionZion Nov 20 #61
LineReply .
dustyscamp Nov 20 #63
dalton99a Nov 20 #70
orangecrush Nov 20 #66
Skittles Nov 20 #68
BlueWI Nov 20 #75
OhNo-Really Nov 20 #76
blm Nov 20 #77
doc03 Nov 20 #78

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:06 AM

1. Ladies and Gentlemen... We Got Him! - n/t

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:16 AM

14. until Trump actually leaves the oval office for good, I will not get my hopes up.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:33 AM

27. This. Right now, Trump's impeached, tried, but seemingly

not convicted. He'll spend the trial period conspiring with his own party and with Putin to exchange reelection for destruction of the U.S.'s ability to protect ourselves, much less the 2 dozen former Soviet nations Putin intends to invade and take over. And after the trial, Trump'll be extremely vengeful -- against all the Americans who crossed and/or failed him, as I believe he has been all along.

The Repubs are in trouble, but we need more for McConnell et al to toss him off their lifeboat.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:20 PM

71. Well analyzed. Sadly.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:24 PM

72. Sad.

I was just asking my husband if we should be preparing for apt bombings with held american chemicals?

Spooky.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 08:47 AM

80. McConnell tossing Trump off the GOP lifeboat!?

I know you meant this facetiously. But that sentence lays out very clearly what a pack of cowardly treason-enablers (if not practitioners) the Republicans are, to a man and woman.

I honestly believe that if McConnell and Graham and Nunes and the idiot from Ohio (Jordan) were at a dinner where Trump was eating rotisserie babies they would still smile and call him "sir" when they addressed him.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:39 AM

32. +1000

I'm not much of an optimist either.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:50 PM

62. Same here

There were too many times where I thought, "This is it, its over", but he survived and sometimes even thrived.

This should be the end, but I'll believe it, when I see it.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 02:26 PM

65. Ditto. He and the GOP are not going to fold easily and certainly not because of this. They have no

reason to believe that they cannot just create and sell a rendition of truth that buttresses their current grasp on power; they've been able to do that so many times during the course of this administration already , not to mention before -- Iran/Contra and the Iraq invasion for example.

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Response to KPN (Reply #65)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:53 PM

74. I remember mc Connell saying

In a soundbite on TV that if Warren is elected that "it " will be over.

Wonder what he meant?

Democracy will be over

Or

The republicans and billionaires will never be able to abuse, plunder and destroy democracy and human empathy on such a scale they've gotten away with anymore.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #74)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 08:26 PM

79. Good question. I'm guessing democracy

given their apparent definition of it, i.e., freedom to whatever the F we want. But which really is both.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:17 PM

67. We don't have him until McConnell says we do

McConnell will set the rules for the Senate trial, McConnell will keep the vast majority of repub Senators toeing the party line. We'll have tRump when, and only when, McConnell decides his baggage is too heavy to carry.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:07 AM

2. LOL at the FOX headline

Blame Game! LOL, they are such a joke.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:23 PM

45. HAHAHA!!

Did you also notice while every other headline says "TRUMP", the weasels at Faux News just say "top echelon" ??

They can't even admit he's the problem. A joke indeed..

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:01 PM

53. A Fish Rots from the Head

-old Sicilian proverb...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #45)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:53 PM

64. got no problem drawing Pompeo, Pence, Mulvaney, Johnson into

the spotlight along with the collaborator in chief! Let's keep reminding people that this was NOT just crazy Rudy running around self dealing. And it wasn't just a "misunderstanding" or a "difference of opinion" .. EVERYBODY knew what was going on .. in big CAP letters!

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:27 PM

58. The only ones

To dance around it and not say it!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:07 AM

3. This is good news for John McCain

Ooops, sorry; had a flashback there.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:07 AM

4. Yet under questioning, he refused to pin trump as the source of it all

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:18 AM

16. What feed were you watching?

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Response to kcr (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:28 AM

19. CSpan

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Response to kcr (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:30 AM

21. he/she is correct....

While he repeatedly said he assumed the directives came from trump, he never actually heard trump say to tie aid or meetings to the investigation.

As cohen and vindeman pointed out, trump doesn't talk that way. He talks like a mob boss on an open line - in code.

But sondland did leave a barn door open for the gop to claim it was all rudy. rudy should stay off of icy roofs and not try to clean the windows on the outside of his 50th floor apartment.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:33 AM

26. No they aren't. That's not refusing to pin it on Trump

That is a right-wing talking point I've already heard at least one talking head try. He clearly stated that Trump told him to talk to Rudy.

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Response to kcr (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:44 PM

47. it's ondands testimony....

the right is spinning it, but he actually said that.

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Response to kcr (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:47 PM

49. or is mark summer a right wing spinner?

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 · 12:40:46 PM EST · Mark Sumner
Sondland’s firewall against being attacked by Trump is his claim that Trump “never told him directly” about holding military assistance.

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Response to kcr (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:59 PM

52. No. It's Sondlands testimony

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:08 PM

54. Finer distinction.He tied the withholding of a WH office visit directly to Trump...

but was cagier about the aid being a direct order from Trump. I heard him refuse several times to say he had ever heard that Trump ordered that, but instead said it was an impression he got.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:57 PM

69. Sondland made it very clear that while he never heard directly and firsthand from Trump that the

WH meeting and military aid were conditioned on a public statement by President Zelensky that the Bidens and 2016 election would be investigated, he made it abundantly clear that everyone knew that's what Tump wanted. As Cohen testified, Trump never says directly that he wants people to commit crimes, but they always know what he means.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:09 AM

5. LOL

At the end of the questioning - he suddenly kept repeating that Drumpf didn't have anything to do with it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:31 AM

22. goldman got him to admit otherwise....

at the very end of the 45 minutes.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:09 AM

6. well golly gee...

a little late to the party, but nice to see.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:10 AM

7. k&r

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:10 AM

8. thanks for pulling these together. Very refreshing!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:12 AM

9. now to find one that says #TrumpBribery.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:12 AM

10. thank you for this, Skinner --- I was away from all media until just now.

Looking for the headline of the morning, and here it is.

THANK YOU.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:13 AM

11. k&r & thanks!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:13 AM

12. Did everyone see MooNez's face !? Looked like a bus ran over every cow he owned

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:31 AM

23. Wonder what MooooooNes will say about TV ratings today!?



Anyone still bored? Enough "pizazz" for ya, Rethuglicans?

Oh, this is so awesome!!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 06:28 PM

73. MOOnez's face

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:13 AM

13. Thanks for posting! Nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:17 AM

15. Thank you, Skinner!

Thank you for DU! And thank you for this op!

It's a very good day for America.





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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:20 AM

17. Good to see what the rest of the world is seeing!

And it looks baaaaaaaad.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:25 AM

18. Wasn't there a previous episode when Trump said 'I'm f_cked'?

Wasn't there a previous episode when Trump said 'I'm f_cked'?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:29 AM

20. Pence. "Everyone was in the loop."

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:32 AM

25. Leave it to Fox to throw Sondland under the bus by calling his testimony a "blame game."

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:35 AM

28. What a great day!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:36 AM

29. Watched only 2 minutes this morning and watched him

Tell the truth. 45 under bus. Yay! Senate, please surprise Americans and do the right thing.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:37 AM

30. I simply can't read or hear the word

“Bombshell” too many times!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:38 AM

31. Lol at the Fox headline.

Doesn't explicitly say Trump and in small print, says "potential" quid pro quo, despite Sondland testifying there was a quid pro quo.

Fox is pure Nazi propaganda.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:07 PM

40. Yeah, they couldn't quite say the truth.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:55 AM

33. Sondland was screwed either way.

He had three options once he started testifying:

1. Take the fall.
2. Throw Trump under the bus.
3. Pin it on Giuliani.

Sondland thought he was getting a lucrative deal for buying his ambassadorship. He thought he was going to get dividends for his hotel chain. He dove straight into the swamp and ended up full of leeches.

Giuliani will likely not take the fall here. If the House can compel him to testify, I am sure he will yield fruit.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:13 PM

55. Guiliani's already signalling that he has emails or other records that incriminate the President.

No chance he's going down alone for this if he's compelled to testify.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

34. Who ever knew that witch hunting could be so much fun?

And so productive!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

35. K&r

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:59 AM

36. This is so heartening

Thanks for taking the time to collect these. Can't wait to see the op-ed pages tomorrow.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:59 AM

37. Oh sweet Jesus, what a great day!!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:03 PM

38. Bless this post.



Let's hope the GOP do the right thing ( ) and help remove everyone involved.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:04 PM

39. Just perfect. nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:08 PM

41. Is the medivac on the way to 1600 PA?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:14 PM

42. Smocking gun. nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:15 PM

43. Some Democrat needs to ask Republicans and Pundits...

...is this impeachment hearing into Presidential criminality as important as one involving consensual sex?

(Edited for spelling)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:21 PM

44. Oh, happy day!

This is the icing on the cake.

He's f***ed!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:23 PM

46. Nice collection. Thanks!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:44 PM

48. What is his next diversion?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:57 PM

50. Ambassador SaveAss

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:57 PM

51. BOOOOOOOOOMMMM!!!!

De BOOM-BOOM-BOOM, or as Beethoven would have written it - "BUH-BUH-BUH BOOOOOOOOOOOMMM!!!"

Just call him "Songbird Sondland."


Holy Cannoli...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:24 PM

56. trump's claim of a hoax and witch hunt?

Only proves he knew it was illegal , and why he's obstructed, and tried to cover it up, and lied about it over and over again. He conspired doing this too. His propaganda and attacks now all coming home to show he's a career criminal. He's done this before, and I suspect it'll be uncover eventually too. His tells are giving himself away . The hoax was trump acting like he was innocent, and accusing others of guilt. Huge numbers of republicans will be running from their party and trump now.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:26 PM

57. "The loop" is a circular fireing squad .

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:34 PM

59. ITTMF RFN!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:46 PM

60. Sacred Feces!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:49 PM

61. Freepers are claiming Giuliani went rogue

so expect them to throw Rudy under the bus while Trump pretends like he doesn't know him.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:51 PM

63. .


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Response to dustyscamp (Reply #63)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 05:17 PM

70. +1

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:26 PM

66. K&R

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 04:45 PM

68. I *LOVE* waking up to stuff like this

there are perks to working nights

THANKS SKINNER!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:36 PM

75. Wow.

Can't get clearer than that.

But the ending is still far from certain.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:39 PM

76. Thank you! This is awesome

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:45 PM

77. Salute

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:49 PM

78. After this I don't know how the Senate could not remove him from

office but they won't. We just have to win the election in 2020 or our democracy is dead.

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