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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:02 pm

They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:15 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:32 pm

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic congressional primary winner who simultaneously rouses feelings of inspiration and deep inadequacy within my young, icy heart, will not be the sole Democrat on the November ballot in her district. Instead, 20-year incumbent Joseph Crowley, whom she beat in an exciting, improbable primary race, will stay on the ballot—creating a situation that could split the Democratic vote.

If you are wondering why in the horsefeathers this is happening, you can thank New York’s byzantine election laws and the stubbornness of bad men. As the New York Times explains, Crowley received the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a group of labor unions and activists that has also backed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon. But after Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win, Bill Lipton, the state director of the Working Families Party, reached out to Crowley’s team and asked that he vacate the line. Crowley, however, declined. This means he’ll remain on the ballot, which is certainly a curious decision to make!

“You’d think that given the moment we’re in,” Lipton said, “that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite.” You would think that, except...recent history very clearly tells us otherwise.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 pm

Holy horsefeathering horsefeathers, we deserve all the terrible things.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:36 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.


Prosecutors dropped all charges. Clearly just harassment.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Banedon wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.


Prosecutors dropped all charges. Clearly just harassment.


It was the most thinly veiled entrapment case ever
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 pm

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How am I on the FBI's side of anything what the horsefeathers is happening
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:41 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Brian wrote:


How am I on the FBI's side of anything what the horsefeathers is happening


Yeah, it's incredibly gross. I was rooting for the guy, but you can totally tell he's the worst.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Banedon wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.


Prosecutors dropped all charges. Clearly just harassment.

Just.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby javy knows my name » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Banedon wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:They found a trumped-up excuse to arrest Stormy Daniels.

We keep telling ourselves “it can’t happen here” while it’s already happening here.


Prosecutors dropped all charges. Clearly just harassment.

Just.


Just state-sponsored harassment of a private citizen, no alarm bells here
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm

that strzok grilling was a total horsefeathers show. couldn't figure out which guy in the room was the worst, but gowdy and jordan probably fought the hardest for that honor
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 pm

This is where things started getting cray, most especially at 2:30:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_xacOAxu4
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Derwood » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:09 pm

The dude running the meeting was clearly reading from a script....almost like they planned ahead of time to paint FBI dude into a corner so they can hold him in contempt
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:11 pm

they're all just sitting there screaming at each other. again
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:02 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:
Brian wrote:


How am I on the FBI's side of anything what the horsefeathers is happening


Yeah, it's incredibly gross. I was rooting for the guy, but you can totally tell he's the worst.


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Re: Politics & Current Events

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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:55 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Regular Show wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
javy knows my name wrote:
How am I on the FBI's side of anything what the horsefeathers is happening


Yeah, it's incredibly gross. I was rooting for the guy, but you can totally tell he's the worst.


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Trump and the GOP are so beyond the pale at this point that that they managed to make the FBI, a well known collection of some of the worst horsefeathers heads you're ever going to find, into a collection of heroes for a lot of people who should REALLY know better.

Don't mistake them doing what they do out of spite and because their backs are against the wall as some kind heroic gesture on their part; guys like Comey and Strzok are still the same asshats they were before Election Day. Anything they end up doing to push back against Trump or via investigations into Trump and co. is a coincidental benefit, and not actually indicative of them not sucking 18 kinds of turds.

horsefeathers the FBI.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:06 pm

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Homeboy's being WAY too generous letting the GOP off the hook as just being asleep.
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Re: Politics & Current Events

Postby The_Achiever » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm

LOL, right? Basically every comment is "uh, yeah buddy they are 100% awake and in on this..."

I didn't watch the speech but I have liked what I've seen from Schift in the past. Hopefully this was more a figure of speech than naiveté.
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