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Archives: August 19, 2018

Billionaire Boys Club (Starring Kevin Spacey) Made Just $126 Opening Day

Rescue squirrel. And kitty helps:

Governor's legal costs to rise as Medicaid suit continues

Ted Lieu on McGahn: "Federal employees take an oath to the Constitution, not to any person or party"

Is it the Sovereign Citizens who reject the rule of law and

CNN's 2000 series . Tonight is YES WE CAN and I am sitting here crying because of where we were and

Embattled district attorney candidate says he's staying in race to get health insurance

Just curious---has anyone ever heard John Bolton say "Coo-coo-kachoo"? nt

I love Joan Baez.

Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

DACA judge has stopped FULL restart which he

Is Trump on drugs?

Trump Tax Cut Unlocks Millions for a Republican Election Blitz (NYT)

Nun throws out first pitch:

New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air

Takei: Dear Fox News: Please do not use a background picture of Yoko Ono if you ever pay me tribute.

Trump backed space force after months of lobbying by officials with ties to aerospace industry

'You are animals who disgust me': A school board candidate's history of racist Facebook posts

Fox - Jeanine Pirro - compares Mueller to mafia "cleaners" - Giuliani coming up too.

Uganda police arrest US citizen after viral video shows attack on hotel workers

Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight

Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

Pro-Trump banner flies above beach; all Hell breaks loose...

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

Heads up for the LOLcat thread. :)

Watching The Day After on AMC. It was scary when it first came out. It's scarier now.

TeachersI have wrestled with this question a lot, and like the author have come to the same

Panda mother tricked by Chung-du keepers into raising her two cubs

Takes more than two brain cells...

Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off In Seattle

MEANWHILE, in Germany...

Like it or not, new Maine law doubles season for political campaign signs

Malaga Island: History hits close to home for educators

I feel sorry for the Never Trumpers and the marginalized/disconnected Republicans

8.2-magnitude earthquake strikes in South Pacific off Fiji

"Missing Pieces"

Conservative publication Town Hall makes the case for sticking with Trump

NRA Asshats & The CU@KS Defending Them

Woman shoots masturbating bicyclist trying to break into her home

I try not to discuss politics at work at all.

Uganda police arrest US citizen after viral video shows attack on hotel workers

Melanie picked out furniture for the White House. Before she moved in, Trump "replaced her choices."

Time Magazine, 45 years ago last month

How I would pay for infrastructure repairs,

Senators demand answers on reported lead poisoning at Army bases

NYT and WaPo have different takes on the flyover states primaries

Ex-UMaine worker admits stealing $250,000 in tuition, room and board payments

Seminole County (FL) tax collector posts anti-Muslim question on personal FB page

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

Michael Williams (R-GA): Trump using n-word would not necessarily matter if he's running the country

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

By The Time Democrats Take Over If They Do It May Be Too Late.

It's either time for my annual eye exam or I need to stop posting when wasted

Cobalt rush could resurrect Chile's Second World War-era mines

Republican Senate nominee posts photo of Tim Kaine greeting Stalin

Florida granny

Dumbshit GOP leader threatens Twitter with "censorship" hearings after he bungles his own account


SC-01: Sanford's Open Seat Moves to Lean Republican

Part of the reason unemployment is so low is the baby-boomers are retiring.

Detroit Real Estate Game Creates Chaos In Neighborhoods.

Why is this forum so silent? Maybe because

The FDA has recalled two thyroid medications due to risks of contamination or "adulteration."

Grateful Dead on LPB now or whatever your local public broadcasting channel is...

Chilean Navy divers travel more than 2000 miles to free whale caught in fishing nets

Chilean Navy divers travel more than 2000 miles to free whale caught in fishing nets

Piro is trying to link Mueller to Benghazi

Watching The Darkest Hour on HBO

'You are animals who disgust me': A school board candidate's history of racist Facebook posts (WP)

Astronomers observe cosmic steam jets and molecules galore

Astronomers observe cosmic steam jets and molecules galore

Do you think Michael Cohen is cooperating with prosecutors?

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially unde

Will we be gettin open hearings like they had during Watergate? I'd like to see the weasels

A $1 billion telescope that will take pictures 10 times sharper than Hubble's is now officially unde

Wow. Al Sharpton can really think on his feet. I was so impressed.

Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

ICE says man detained driving his pregnant wife to hospital had outstanding warrant for his arrest

FLIPPABLE: Rachel Hunt for NC-HD103

Transcripts Say Sanborn Made Frequent Sexual References, Comments on Female Staffer's Appearance

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

There is a lot of talk that Dems could take back the House, but I don't hear

FLIPPABLE: Mary Lightbody for OH-HD19

White nationalists and neo-Nazis step out of the shadows: 'Trump has changed the game'

Michael Avenatti To Attend Local Democratic Party Picnic

Brazil: murder of indigenous leader highlights threat to way of life

US to send hospital ship to help Venezuela refugees

Federal Judge Strikes Down N.H.'s 'Signature Mismatch' Absentee Voting Law

New Hampshire child protection services get failing grades in federal review

The People vs. the Parliament in Argentina

50 tonnes of meth valued at over $7.5 billion seized in Mexico

Movement encourages Argentines to quit Catholic church

UVM nurses balk at hospital spending as filings disclose executive pay

FDA Issues a Warning Because People Are Stealing Their Pets' Opioids

B2s to Guam?

Scientists Extract Uranium Powder from Seawater with Yarn

Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe

Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe

Trump backed 'space force' after months of lobbying by officials with ties to aerospace industry

Ghost of Tsushima's E3 debut analysed: a stunning late-gen showcase

#NunesMustGo billboard written in Яussian.

An Oregon history professor tweeted about Trump conservatism and his Twitter feed blew up.

FLIPPABLE: Louis Luchini for ME-SD07

Tell me your Drill sergeants favorite sayings my senior Drill was maggot

FLIPPABLE: Laura Fortman for ME-SD13

FLIPPABLE: Laura Liegois for IA-HD91

Wanted: A Plan B for online sales tax legislation

Just watched an interesting bio on Netflix

Vermont Police Investigating Theft Of Legal Pot Plants

U.S. Fleet Forces to Hold U.S. 2nd Fleet Establishment Ceremony

The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

Military to send USNS Comfort to Colombia amid refugee crisis

The Obamas and Women of Soul - Proud Mary

The neighbors the coyotes very vocal this morning

Stern won't back Scott, Ehlers misses unity rally

DoD Announces Award to Reform its Travel System

Write-ins put Democrats on the ballot

VICE News: Justin Wayne is a "seduction artist" -- a particular kind of dating coach who promises...

Receiver: Burke Resort Needs More Jobs Prior To Sale; Jay Peak Should Sell By Next Summer

Boarding school: 7 former staffers sexually abused students

Protesters from right, left converge at Capitol

Working on the Woolworth Building, 1926.

Court of appeals temporarily blocks Austin's paid sick leave ordinance

Omarosa claims Trump is holding wife Melania hostage with a threat to DEPORT the First Lady...

Is the race to replace America's favorite governor pushing everyone (besides Scott Lively) leftward?

Paranormal investigation

Massachusetts scraps bill to end 'gay cure' therapy

Trump Tax Cut Unlocks Millions for a Republican Election Blitz

Your Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning) Lazy SCE's Summertime BYO Edition

Judge Jeanine Pirro Links Robert Mueller to Benghazi

Hit them where it hurts

Why Is San Francisco..Covered In Human Feces? The Guardian

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Transportation, Housing Ahead Of Primary

Trump hits New York Times for report implying White House counsel is a 'rat'


Mayor Martin J. Walsh comes out against boycott of Samuel Adams beer

Democratic congressman says party leaders' rising ages are a 'problem'

Trump "allowed" people to testify?

White GOP Lawmaker Is Perfectly OK with Trump's (Alleged) Past Use of the N-Word

US Democrats are struggling to make sense of a socialist surge

First day of eighth grade tomorrow for our sons

An instinctive Nazi?

SLATE: What John Dean Has to Say About the NYT's Blockbuster Don McGahn Story

If we become Repub lite, the voter is gonna vote for the REAL Repub, run on who we are,progressive D

POV On Omarosa: She Is Not Trump's Mini-Me. More Likely, She Hated His Guts Since Day 1

One New Mexico foster father accused of multiple sex assaults on children

We are only $85B from adding a fresh ONE TRILLION to the ND since Jan 1st.

Even she can't stand him.

Complicit. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

Why did they come?

Trump says John Dean is a "RAT" for protecting our constitution & exposing Nixon's cover-up

'I'm not going there': As Trump hurls racial invective, most Republicans stay silent

Be sure to remind Trump supporters that their donations are going to pay off Omorosa

Fundamentalism undermining faith...

Lockheed Martin: "Do you have an amazing photo of one of our products?"

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches

Omarosa is on Rev Al

Why do Trump supporters and conservatives HATE America?

He's on a twitter traitor rant this morning. Six tweets in the last two hours. LOL

Back to school in a post-Parkland America

'We owe these people': Trump loyalists find soft landings after getting ousted

We're seeing, in real time, what the GOP is really made of

You can't cut the cheese

U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed: spokesman

What else is LARA Trump doing?

The Soft Parade

My Trump cousin-in-law pulled a new one on me last night

Trump: Mueller makes Joseph McCarthy look like a 'baby'

Because they hide, lie, obfuscate, and block at every turn...

UPDATED: Bolton warns of Chinese, Iranian and North Korean meddling in midterms

An important and ignored front that really needs attention

Liar, liar

Nationalism, isolationism, xenophobia, protectionism. We have been here before. It never ends well.

Hey, Hey, What Can I Do

J.K. Rowling zings trump this morning on Twitter

Omarosa: I believe Trump wants to start a race war

One thousand GAO recommendations to remedy cybersecurity shortcomings remain unaddressed

cheetolini May Toss "McCarthyism" Charges Around, But He Loved Roy Cohn.

It's total insanity here this morning getting ready for eighth grade

THIS is the kind of Senator Texas deserves after so many years of right wing hacks

Donald Trump, the compulsive misogynist

Distinguished persons of the week: An unprecedented defense of our democracy

What do you think about Gov. Steve Bullock (D) Montana?

I had a vivid dream at 2:38 AM. I made Vladimir Putin cry!

"Mueller and his gang make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!"

Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Trump's review of security clearances reminiscent of Nixon, McCarthy

Giuliani admits:"The meeting (Trump Tower) was originally for purpose of getting info about Clinton"

Bill Kristol: The real America is better than Trump's America.

Just got back from vacation on the Outer Banks of NC.

Sen. Ron Johnson on revoking security clearances: 'I don't want to see this become routine'

Hayden: Relationship between Trump, national security community 'dangerously close to being...

Don McGahn Has Been Covering for Roger Stone's Pro-Trump Rat-F*****g for Seven Years

Global warming can make extreme weather worse. Now scientists can say by how much.

Omarosa: Trump WH refuses to hire blacks and uses the few they have as 'window dressing'

The disproportionate attention to Ocasio-Cortez is unhealthy and bad for our election prospects.

IMO, Omarosa should be careful of large groups of people.

Lewandowski blasts backlash over Trump security clearance retractions: 'It's fake outrage'

Idiot Child of the Enlightenment. . . . Please come CAPTION Steve Bannon!!

UPDATED: 'Truth isn't truth': Rudy Giuliani has a epic meltdown over Trump testifying

Giuliani says on Meet The Press: "Truth isn't truth."

As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

Oops. Papadopoulos didn't delete his Facebook in time.

Bolton open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan

'Trump Is Ours': Kremlin Media Fear Dem Victory, "Electoral Death Match" in November

Chuck Todd should have nailed Rudy for his lie that Trump Tower meeting didn't involve Russian govt

Biker's - Take a good look at yourself

Joyce Vance: For Trump & Giuliani, Orwell's 1984 is a roadmap, not a cautionary tale

Giuliani on MTP, MSNBC, 8/19/18, 10:30 a.m. EST - "The Truth is not the truth."

Are we winning yet? Trump tariffs take down yet another American company

House of Trump House of Putin

Trump is deliberately trying to incite a civil war in the US.

Former Bush aide: Trump psychologically unwell when he became prez, worse now. Pray for our country.

Listen Trump on Hugh Hewitt's radio show 9/21/15 "I called it my weekend in Moscow ...

EXCLUSIVE: 4-in-10 N.H. Republicans Support a 2020 Primary Challenge for President Trump

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Alex Jones Harasses Bernie Sanders At LAX & Then Gets Schooled By Random Dude

Giuliani: "Truth Isn't Truth"

Just leaving this here (about the Trump Joe McCarthy tweet).

The lawyer of the US President has just argued on TV that truth does not exist.

After grand jury report, a flurry of new tips emerge on clergy sex abuse

So angry that crazy Trumpsters stole our term for THEM (Trump Derangement Syndrome)

Another foolish move: US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

When the MSM allows Giuliani to spew crazy lies on their air weekly, they are aiding trumpco

Yesterday the world ignored the 500th Anniversary of the Atlantic slave trade

Tribe: Watching Giuliani on MTP "like watching a once-serious person soiling himself in public"

Brennan says he's willing to go to court to prevent Trump from revoking additional clearances

Yes, I am breaking the law and there isn't anything you can do about.

Step Aside, Peaches: Nectarines Make a Bid for Best Cobbler Filling

Vic Berger:Donald Trump Thinks the F-35 Is Literally Invisible

New York Times 'stands behind' its article after attacks by Trump

Born on this day in 1934 - Roberto Clemente

Like a true evil sociopath, Trump has no end game.

The evolution of truth:

Panetta: Trump may not have authority to revoke Brennan's security clearance

This being Sunday, here is the gospel song of the American media these days:

John Dean's smackdown of Trump for his tweet this morning

US Says Conserving Oil Is No Longer An Economic Imperative

Bro, save some coolness for the rest of us (skeeve warning).

F sirius, and all radio: I am now pod-listening in my car: bluetooth tablet. Awesome!!!!

Wow-John Dean: "I still have trouble using the title Mr. President for someone installed by Putin"

Born on this Day -- Roberto Clemente

Democratic Socialism Derangement Syndrome?

Giuliani: 'Truth isn't truth'

"Viewing John Dean as the villain in the Watergate story seems like kind of a tell."

Your Move, Ted Cruz!

TCM Schedule for Tuesday, August 21: Summer Under the Stars: Anita Louise

Favorite thing about piece on Jimmy Carter is this lovely photo of him holding hands with his wife

Trump Effect: NJ School Board Candidate: Blacks are "monkeys" & "useless wastes of life"

Nearly half of Russians ignorant invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 - poll

Omarossa said "every time the administration challenges me I bring the receipts".

Ex-prosecutor: Giuliani is in 'very dark place'

TCM Schedule for Wednesday, August 22: Summer Under the Stars: Dana Andrews

Okay guys, it's time to think about it

If Trump never lied he would be a mute.

***Yo*** Democrats in stronger position to take the House: CBS News Battleground Tracker

Did Chris Christie admit the Republicans gerrymandered?

Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day

Trump has been in office around 18 months, WOW. It feels like 18 years.

Found on Facebook.

Blake Farenthold Blames 'F-Tards,' Me Too Campaign For His Downfall

Trump administration's new gun policy: Let's arm more bad guys around the world

Murrow on McCarthy, no fear, 1954

New Zealand lawmaker cycles to hospital to give birth

Wisdom from Giuliani the Great

The Boston Globe: "We Are Not the Enemy"

Dear Rudy, FYI, here is the Merriam-Webster definition of "truth."

Rudy the penguin, I want to remembered as a senile crazy asshole.

What's for Dinner, Sun., Aug. 19, 2018

Decades of chemical pollution suspected in Maine's seal die-off

As a "dirty fucking hippie" from the 60's and 70's please allow me to say

Trump, McCarthyism, and Roy Cohn

The Carter's of Plains, Georgia: Something is in my eyes.

"Obama is what we aspire to. Trump is who we are." D. L. Hughley...

Giuliani's version of being "out over his skis" (gif)

Just saw a Toyota commercial with Chuck Norris

What Father Bradel Did to Me

Something smells and it is Giuliani.

Drooliani: "Truth is what we say it is."

Trump's epic Mueller gamble

What Fiction are you reading this week, August 19, 2018?

'Humanizing the badge'

Joy Reid will be back next weekend according to Al Sharpton who sat in this weekend

Is it my imagination, or is mittens mcTurtle MIA lately?

''I'm proud to be supporting 9 incredible candidates running for office in Florida. ''

Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.

Is It Really "Pet Friendly" Then?

Michael Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance

Cop: "I'm giving you a ticket for drunk and disorderly behavior!"

Maybe it all matters, all over the country

Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show

Shall we revisit Giuliani's War on Ferrets?

Santorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI

Exclusive: Is a senior Air Force general using his power to spread far-right Christian nationalism?

Trump is actually a genius. No, seriously.

Corey Stewart, Donald Trump's Favorite Nut Job

When you lose Brit Hume.....

One thing I don't get: With the entire KGOP at his feet, why be a raging maniac all the time?

US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

Ecuador tightens entry rules for Venezuelan migrants

This isn't Don McGahn's first trip to the Russian Rodeo

"RBG" - Mark your calendar, set your DVR.

Parkland students blend QR and fashion to register voters

Northwest smoky summers shouldn't be the new normal

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal under scrutiny over report on priest abuse 'is not telling the truth'

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Horrifying details about invasive customs searches experienced by women of color

Montana governor supports assault weapon ban

'Don't Run This Year': The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance

John Brennan Stands 'Very Much By' Trump Treason Claim on Meet the Press: 'I Don't Think I'm Being P

That's because he talks about the issue, not around it...

Beto O'Rourke's Straight Answer to a Tough Question: Kneeling in the NFL

Funny: Hooters is closing locations, restrategizing because millennials aren't that into boobs.

Symphony #3 "Scottish" Felix Mendelssohn

Truth isn't Truth....

I've been trying to talk my Republican neighbor into voting for Beto for a year.

Holy Zeus, Judy & Gene in Me&MyGal on TCM - even great Gene can't take the screen from her!1

Kitty rescue update

The difference: Nixon tried to cover up his shit, The Big Con thinks he is above the law...

Vincente Fox announces his candidacy for U.S. President 2020

Playing possum....when you are a duck.

Adding one more to The thousands...

Truth is singular. Its "versions" are mistruths.

If you could vandalize your HS history textbook in one spot, what would it be?

Poor kid

Ex-Fox News Analyst Ralph Peters Calls Former Colleagues Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson 'Prostitutes'

Christie Says Trump Will Regret Legal Advice

Joyful clog dancing!:

Trump is every bit as terrible a human being and menace as some of us warned....Excellent opinion

Mulvaney on canceled military parade: It wasn't just the money

Montana governor supports assault weapon ban

Stonekettle thread on possible private army for Don the Con.

They are terrified that Brennon calls it treasonous

In my garden this morning. And an artsy rendering of it via DeepEffects.

Can we show some love for Mayor Bowser for killing the "parade"?

Emails raise questions about ex-Texas congressman, new job

America is Living in the The Twilight Zone

We're guinea pigs in global microplastic experiment

Unfortunately all too real these days.....


My old paternal grandmother...

Much better than using cancer in a spray bottle...

Rand Paul seen boarding Con Air...

Where in the hell are the Republicans??

Nigel is owned by Russian mafia...

Can't be that obvious...

Barristers, solicitors, attorneys, and lawyers: If a parsley farmer loses a lawsuit, can his salary

"The White House cannot comment on an ongoing investigation"

For those confused by the word Truth.

Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

Twitler's speechwriter fired after appearing with white nationalists

So... in summation

If I didn't love LeBron James I wouldn't have named the King James Bible after him.

Latest from NYT - the Con's lawyers don't know what McGahn has told Mueller

You know what's really sad? Hillary would have been an excellent POTUS.

According to an MSNBC guest, there is a "debate"

How does "nightly news" cover this administration?

Non-white millennials and white people over 65 make up equal fractions of America.

Is Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock in anyone's thoughts for President or VP?

Is "Save the Internet" (net neutrality) an issue that could get more young people to vote?

Former Pawtucket State Sen. Doyle Charged With Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

The Aretha Franklin 60 Minutes Interview (October 14, 1990)

John Dean: "Democracy really could die just a few months from now." Think Nov. 6!

I have a confession to make...

"He is unwell and has been getting progressively worse over the past 18 months"

Serie A: Lazio fans call for women to be banned from 'sacred place'

Crazy question answered

Post a true but little known fact about yourself.

Trump to shake up military leadership with new nominations: report

Details Of Worcester-PawSox Plan For 'Polar Park' Emerge In Live Announcement

Murphy Brown is NOT Roseanne...YEAH!

Trump plays 'quick round of golf' with Rand Paul in New Jersey

Trump Lawyers' Sudden Realization: They Don't Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller's Team

One more reason to respect CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins!

Adorable story about a woman and her beaver

Does Giuliani wear false teeth? Uppers?

Gov. Raimondo faces tough race for re-election

Rudy Lying and Making No Sense (other than Truth Isn't Truth).

It takes a lot of balls to

Ex-Fox News contributor lays bare 'amoral' Fox employees for being Trump's army of 'prostitutes'

The NY Times Endorses Zephyr Teachout for NY Attorney General

Faux News even lied about using wrong picture for Aretha

Rep. Jim Jordan vies for speaker as atypical fundraiser

Colorado amendments Y and Z aim to draw the line on gerrymandering

If Giuliani said it, it's got to be true!

STOCK MARKET WATCH - Monday, 20 August 2018

Cohen, Trump's Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million

Can we get Twitler to a Pentecostal service

Time travel: British 'time traveller' says World War 3 will start in 2020, in odd video

Truth isn't truth?

US Senate Election cycles with fewer red state Democratic US Senators up for re-election.

Hey Dolt, it's not McCarthyism

"Daily alcohol consumption": Minimum, maximum, or requirement?

Local official uses government billboard to hit newspaper as 'fake news'

Fears for environment in Spain as pigs outnumber people

Trudeau shuts down heckler: 'Racism has no place' in Canada, note it has subtitles............

There is no fail, only try!

Prescription prices have climbed since July. More Trump leeching effect.

2 Russian agents found discussing Kremlin Annex..

Colombia church leader kills himself in court after hearing sexual abuse charges

Colombia's ruling party wants to end state cooperation with war crimes tribunal

Colombia's ruling party wants to end state cooperation with war crimes tribunal

Phantom Smells Affect More Noses Than You Think

Kacey DC is interviewing Kelli Ward