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i can only take him for about 10-15 seconds

then i must turn him off. in 10 or 15 seconds he lied, obfuscated, and said he's happy about the house committee's total exoneration of trump and russia. which is fucking bullshit.

snow day. i thought i'd watch cnn for a sec. aargh

A proclamation?!

king trump has issued a proclamation. that's what they're calling it. a proclamation. has this ever happened before? it seems medieval, from a fairly tale, a proclamation from the king.

on cnn a moment ago.

for hours today

i've been watching Nancy Pelosi read the stories of DACA recipients. Many of these stories have brought me to tears. I cannot even last as long as she did sitting on my recliner and being able to push pause, use the restroom, run errands. I've jumped up the replay a couple times.

What is Ryan's rationale for refusing to do something about DACA? If nothing else, Pelosi has made the case that these Americans have earned and deserve the chance to be Americans.

oh, and I hate republicans. they suck.

you can browse through the over 8 hours of stories "for the record"


was youtube hacked?

I was watching Jon Oliver using Chrome when the videos were disabled and a my little pony loop started playing.

it reminded me of being on DU on 08Nov2016. not a happy memory. wondering if i have a virus or it's on their end. i use avira.

Books to read in the age of Trump

I've read a couple, and have many in my to-read pile, but the one i'm reading right now I would recommend that every single person read.


it's an education of sorts for the lay person. several possible diagnoses are discussed (he's probably got most or all of them). I'm still not clear on whether he knows he's lying all the time, but i do know that he has carefully arranged to be around enablers. it is imperative to clear the trump cult out of government. it's really dangerous, and so is the president.


a post from GoodReads.com (which incidentally when you try to read the reviews the top one is a 1-star obviously republican who doesn't want to know): "It represents the most necessary read of our time. The only waste is not to read it."

Election Day

at least in Durham. Check your BOE page and see if you haven't voted yet. if you have,

number of injured just doubled to more than 400

how does one person wreak this kind of damage???

watching a live las vegas news feed

and the guy says "what could be done about this?!"

jeezus. gun control anyone? this doesn't happen in other places.

Anyone else subscribe to the daily Federal Register?

I have only since trump took over, so i can keep track of the damage somewhat. I thought this was very informative:


[Notice-MK-2017-04; Docket No. 2017-0005; Sequence 4]

The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity (PCEI);
Submission of Public Comments

AGENCY: Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP), General Services
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity request
for comments.


SUMMARY: The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
(Commission) consistent with the Executive Order dated May 11, 2017,
the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election
Integrity, will study the registration and voting processes used in
Federal elections. The Commission invites public comments related to
laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that
enhance and/or undermine the American people's confidence in the
integrity of the voting processes in Federal elections, as well as
vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal
elections. The Commission values public feedback.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Public comments can be submitted by either of the following
Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit
comments via the Federal eRulmaking portal by searching for Notice-MK-
2017-04. Select the link ``Comment Now'' that corresponds with
``Notice-MK-2017-04, Submission of Public Comments.'' Follow the
instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name,
organization (if any), and ``Notice-MK-2017-04, Submission of Public
Comments'' on your attached document. Please note that any information,
including personal or contact information, that you provide on the
regulations.gov comment form, or in an attachment, will be publicly
disclosed as it is entered, searchable on the Internet, and included in
any paper docket.
Mail: Presidential Advisory Commission on Election

[[Page 44413]]

Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB), Rm. 268, Washington, DC
20504. Please note that any written comments received via mail will be
uploaded to the docket on regulations.gov, where they will be viewable
in full by the public, including any personal or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ron Williams, Policy Advisor,
Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, at 202-456-3794
or via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was established in accordance
with Executive Order 13799 of May 11, 2017 (https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/16/2017-10003/establishment-of-presidential-advisory-commission-on-election-integrity). The
Commission will function solely as an advisory body, and shall submit a
report to the President of the United States that identifies the
a. Those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and
practices that enhance the American people's confidence in the
integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;
b. Those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and
practices that undermine the American people's confidence in the
integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections; and
c. Those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for
Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations and
improper voting, including fraudulent voter registrations and
fraudulent voting.

i voted for them both.

i love Bernie and i love Hillary. both are great; both are flawed.

isn't the constant squabbling a zero sum game? maybe i don't know what that means. all i know is i skip over the bernie bashing and skip over the hillary bashing. i feel it more acutely with Hillary right now because of the increased attention due to her book coming out. i feel the sexism. nobody that i can think of has taken more unwarranted criticism from the left than Hillary Clinton. for decades and decades there has been a campaign of propaganda and i believe much of it has been internalized by leftists with purist tendencies.

we are not going to get a perfect candidate. but we can, and should, get a winning candidate. Lots of them! 2018, 2020, are so important. we just need to be together. it's just so important. the country is going down the tubes under trump and republicans. please.
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