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maxrandb

This does not end well... and that's not fucking funny

Yet, I will admit that reading about the latest Donnie Shit for Brains turd that comes out of his mouth...and the media and DU responses, often elicits anything from a chuckle to a rip roaring laugh.

It's entertaining to see the talking heads on the MSM chuckle and laugh about this shitshow.

But... this shitshow is causing real and possibly irreparable harm to real people and our fragile form of government....

shockey80

This will be the final lesson learned from the Trump presidency.

No one in the entire world wins when you elect a lunatic to be the president of the United States. It may be a very painful lesson.

In the end everyone loses. Some people may win short term, long term they will lose.

Putin thinks he won when Trump was elected. He didn't get all the sanctions lifted. Soon Putin will have to face the Democrats and they are not going to forget how Putin attacked the election. Putin is going to lose....

Tommy_Carcetti

The root of our frustrations today is...

....that because of circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to take seriously someone who has absolutely no right or business to be taken seriously, ever.

It’s infuriating, like something out of Kafka.

It’s as if someone has proclaimed the President of the United States is now a baked potato, and we’re somehow forced to deal with the reality that the President is a baked potato.

kentuck

Has Trump finally flipped his wig?

He's calling off visits to Denmark because they won't sell Greenland to him?

He calls Wayne LaPierre, the head of the NRA, to tell him that background checks are off the table?

He is in a name-calling feud with his one-time friend, Anthony Scaramucci? ...

TygrBright

Yo, Oligarchs and Masters of the Universe! You have a VERY simple choice:

Option One:
Keep your death grip on all the money and all the power you can grab, keep grinding ordinary people (especially the brown ones) into dust, fomenting division between everyone who isn't you to cover up your manifold crimes and injustices, and then watch the tumbrils pulling up outside your doors with the massive mobs behind them and no, you won't be allowed to escape to your funkholes and private islands.

Option Two:
Support an economic path to moderated, managed capitalism balanced with social democracy, pay taxes, stay wealthy but lose some of the obscene overkill, live out your natural span, leave a decent legacy to your offspring who will pay estate taxes to continue living in a peaceful, pleasant, secure polity.

wearily,
Bright

H2O Man

A Weak Old Week Old OP

(Note: My internet & phone were taken out by a thunderstorm on Thursday night. I just got them back on this afternoon – which speaks to how unimportant a very, very rural custom is. Anyhow, I had planned to post the following essay six days ago. While it's not particularly important, it may be of some interest to a few folks here.)

One person that I never anticipated giving a second thought was Anthony Scaramucci. The little exposure I had – watching his brief White House career and a few follow-up appearances on cable news shows – was enough to convince me that he had attended the school of thought that turns the human soul into fecal matter,and produces cookie-cutter con men. The slicker the con, the more financial success. Those with connections inhabit an island known as Wall Street, that transforms them into jackasses....

TheFerret

How Many White Supremacist Terrorists Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb

Jane, I have asked, repeatedly, to be let off this crazy thing. This whole The West Wing, Only Stupid and Awful gimmick has more than run its course, and I'd very much like to watch something else now. All I want is to change the channel, but I can't find the fucking remote, and oh shit this is still real life, isn't it?

Turns out the President who has to pay for sex also has to pay to turn out an audience for the Barnum-esque Come See Dementia Deterioration in Real Time exhibitions he calls “re-election rallies.” Yes, Shell Oil had to bribe its employees to sit through one of Strawberry Shartcake’s rambling rants, and, as the empty seats in New Hampshire last week prove, without such payoffs, he's simply declining as a draw; by 2020 he'll be opening for Night Ranger at state fairs....

cab67

something we need to hear from every Democrat.

Every Democrat running for every office - at least on the national level.

What will you do if/when a Democratic president is sworn in in January 2021? Will you pardon Trump, or decline to pursue further investigations of his administration? Or will you allow due process to continue at the federal level and, if appropriate, allow the Department of Justice to bring legal proceedings against him?

Do we "look ahead" and not dwell on the past? Or do we learn from that past? ...

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