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To Dick Durbin and every other Dem: never be the only Democrat in a room with Trump

Insist that there are others to corroborate. Even if its just 30 to 2, don't let it be 30 to 1.

We're sliding into Authoritarianism, and you can't count on Republicans to have an ounce of integrity.

Remind me: what happened to the Filibuster? Cloture? Senate Holds on Nominees?

You remember, McCain's vaunted "Regular Order", the time-honored Senate traditions that the GOP used to prevent Obama from getting shit done and filling Judicial appointments?

I did see that Grassley is planning to do away with "Blue Slips" that allow Senators to reject nominees from their home states. Which is burning another tradition to the ground in the interests of exercising their power today.

Is every order of business in the Senate being done through reconciliation?

What is "Honest Loyalty", anyway?

Comey was willing to pledge that to *. But what is it?

Where to Republicans go to learn how to lie?

Their remorselessness is impressive.

Is there some sort of institute where they memorize talking points, deflection, and where to draw the line between lies of omission or lies of obfuscation, and flat-out falsehoods?

Does the Heritage Foundation run seminars or something? Their churches?

Or is it just innate to the mindset?

Thanks again, Weiner

what a self-absorbed assclown.

Is there a doctor in the house? The "Sharp Inhaling"?

I think we can dispense with the "bad mic" claims from the 1st debate. Dump's "sharp inhaling" (it's not sniffing) was even more pronounced this time.

I tried to imitate it to understand, but I cannot inhale like that. So sharp, so violent. Maybe I don't weigh enough?

If there's a doctor on DU, maybe even an ENT, I'd love to hear your anonymous speculation as to how/why one inhales like that.

9 weeks and 4 days and this election will be over. It's really not that long now.

If that's not enough to cheer you up, remember that Trump is mortal, and someday, probably soon by the looks of him, he will die. You may well be alive to witness that day.

Remember the day you woke up to the news that Scalia had died in his sleep? It will feel at least that good.

And if you think you'll be happy on that day, imagine how happy Melania Trump will be!

Restaurant opening sparks Orlando mall shooting scare

Source: MSN

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Rose Silva tells news outlets there was no gunman at the Florida Mall. The loud sounds were actually from six large balloons being popped as part of an industry-standard inspection for the grand opening of former ‘NSync singer Joey Fatone’s new restaurant.

“She told us ‘shooting, shooting, shooting,’ and we see a massive crowd running. You put two and two together, you don’t stick around to find out what’s going on.You just run,” Comer told the station. “I saw their faces, and they looked as if they just had saw something terrible, so I keep watching and just more people, just a flood.”

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/restaurant-opening-sparks-orlando-mall-shooting-scare/ar-BBw5vCO?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=SL5JDHP

The populace has been effectively terrorized by Mass Shootings - both Islamist and apolitical.

Note: the terror isn't being committed by people without semi-automatic weapons.

How did the Dump/RNC "Reset 8.1.2" meeting in Orlando go? Anyone know?

Supposedly last Friday night, but I haven't seen a single report, and today the implosion has picked up the pace. Is there any news, or have they all kept their traps shut for once?

Is the Foreign Policy speech supposed to be the outcome?

Ivanov charged with aggravated murder of 3 teens in Mukilteo

Source: Everett Herald

EVERETT — Snohomish County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a University of Washington student with three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder for Saturday’s shootings at Mukilteo house party.

Allen Christopher Ivanov and Bui used to date. Ivanov, 19, allegedly told police that he hunted Bui down at the party because he was jealous and angry that she was dating other guys. He said he’d broken up with Bui about two months ago.

The suspect also described how in recent days he’d purchased a Ruger semiautomatic rifle and an extra magazine. The assault-style weapon is similar in appearance to an AR-15. Ivanov told the detective that he’d purchased the rifle about a week before and planned to use it for target shooting and in a gun safety class.

Ivanov allegedly told the detective how he’d driven to the party and spotted Bui with another guy. He returned to his car, read the instruction manual for the rifle, loaded the weapon and crept near the living room windows, according to the report, which was filed in Everett District Court.

Read more: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/ivanov-charged-with-aggravated-murder-of-3-teens-in-mukilteo/

A perfect storm of testosterone-fueled, wounded male pride, murderous impulse, and near-instant access to semi-automatic weaponry. Now he's going to spend the rest of his life - 60-odd years - in prison, at taxpayer expense, and for what? A minute of revenge against a woman who refused to be his possession.

He was a law-abiding gun owner for a week. What a waste. What a horror for all the parents and friends. What a perfectly pointless American tragedy.
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