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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    I watched the entire clip and I still don't know what that is.
    It was an awful lot of cringe, it was.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    It was an awful lot of cringe, it was.
    Isn't that Gutfield's entire career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    Isn't that Gutfield's entire career?
    He had a brief moment or two of comedy when he worked for Maxim in the early 2000s, but I could be barking up the wrong person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    And McConnell is cleaning up his language.
    He's trying to clean it up further still.

    Businesses must not use economic blackmail to spread disinformation and push bad ideas that citizens reject at the ballot box
    Hmm. Has McConnell ever pushed someth--

    The Senate voted on a tax bill pretty much nobody had read

    Oh, right. The health care bill. Yeah, he totally did that. Difference is, it's not the MLB's job to read bills before making judgement. McConnell's, however, is.

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    We filed this bankruptcy to look for a fair legal playing field where NRA could prosper and grow in a fair legal environment, as opposed to what we believed had become a toxic, politicized, weaponized government in New York state.
    -- LaPierre, under oath.

    I'm pretty sure "we want to move" is not the same as "we owe more than we can pay". That doesn't sound like bankruptcy to me.

    Oh, and LaPierre says he filed without telling anyone else. That's...ballsy. Investigators are going to get any records that exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/s...68897183051776

    Y'all...I regret to share with you...the "comedy" stylings of Greg Gutfeld. It's not funny. Conservative humor so rarely is.
    God I hope there's a segment on this on the next Last Week Tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodakane View Post
    God I hope there's a segment on this on the next Last Week Tonight
    30 mins of trying to explain to conservatives that being angry and punching down isn't funny.
    Especially the last part, conservatives and some "comedians" are often shocked that people don't laugh when your punching down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/s...68897183051776

    Y'all...I regret to share with you...the "comedy" stylings of Greg Gutfeld. It's not funny. Conservative humor so rarely is.
    Being this cringeworthy and unfunny should be criminal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/s...68897183051776

    Y'all...I regret to share with you...the "comedy" stylings of Greg Gutfeld. It's not funny. Conservative humor so rarely is.
    I couldn’t even watch it... the concept of... ‘other news will find any reason to talk about Trump, so here is a sketch about Trump’... just hurts the brain...
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    Apparently, Mike Pompeo has now also joined Fox as a contributor. So glad Trump officials have themselves a little employment program.

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    Conservatives being good at comedy is extremely rare. Only one that I can even think of is Kelsey Grammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur4stuff View Post
    Conservatives being good at comedy is extremely rare. Only one that I can even think of is Kelsey Grammer.
    And Kelsey grammar isn’t doing comedy from a conservative standpoint, he’s a comedian who is also a conservative.

    “Conservative comedy” would basically have to be comedy condemning liberal policies or supporting conservatives policies... all of which requires, essentially, punching down, as others have noted. Which doesn’t fly all that well in comedy.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Apparently, Mike Pompeo has now also joined Fox as a contributor. So glad Trump officials have themselves a little employment program.
    Usually former Secretaries of State and CIA Chiefs can find slightly more lucrative work than yapping on Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Usually former Secretaries of State and CIA Chiefs can find slightly more lucrative work than yapping on Fox.
    They don't usually come from such an utterly shambolic administration, I'd say.

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    Wednesday's report:

    75,183 new cases, about 5k more than last Wednesday.

    Top 5:

    Michigan: 9,369 new cases; 30 deaths
    New York: 7,443 new cases; 83 deaths
    Fuck Florida.
    Pennsylvania: 4,604 new cases; 52 deaths
    New Jersey: 4,243 new cases; 49 deaths
    Texas: 4,055 new cases; 108 deaths

    Oops that's 6. Oh well.

    Michigan is knocking on the door of 10k cases, posting about 2.5k more than last Wednesday. Out of all of the states experiencing an increase the past couple weeks, Michigan appears to be by far the worst. Dr. Nandi can tell you why. The gist of it is that there are numerous reasons including several outbreaks among "kids", pandemic fatigue making people sloppy and, probably most importantly, "Michigan has the second most recorded cases of this very contagious [UK] variant in the US." If it weren't for Michigan's numbers the national new case total might actually be pretty flat.

    873 deaths is a little under 200 fewer than last Wednesday and brings the total to 572,849. There's a good chance this will be the first week since the beginning of October where we don't break 1k deaths in a day. The 7-day average is down to about 770.

    Related news:

    UK variant has become most dominant COVID strain in US, CDC says--As a reminder, this is the more contagious one. Be extra vigilant with your precautions.

    Stay safe, folks.

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    https://www.kansascity.com/news/poli...250524564.html

    Ya'll remember that the Senate Majority leader in Kansas got picked up for DUI? And Republicans kinda stood by and didn't condemn him for allegedly driving the wrong way, speeding, and being drunk? Yeah...

    Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit after his arrest, according to court documents released Thursday that allege he refused a Breathalyzer test and told an officer he could “take” him in a fight.

    Suellentrop faces a felony charge of fleeing and eluding law enforcement and multiple misdemeanors related to an alleged early morning wrong-way chase on Topeka highways last month. The Wichita Republican has been mostly silent about the allegations against him.

    But court documents released to The Star and other outlets reveal new details, including allegations that Suellentrop failed to respond to an officer’s repeated commands to turn off his vehicle once he finally stopped. The documents say his blood alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit is 0.08.

    ...

    Suellentrop “made reference to physically going up against me. He looked me up and down stating he played state sports competitively in high school. He stated he could ‘take me,’” the affidavit says.

    He was then taken to jail.
    Man, threatening a cop, refusing to listen to commands, and they didn't even shoot him! He must have done something white.

    I wonder of Kansas Republicans will start demanding his resignation now or if they'll wait to see if he's convicted because CANCEL CULTURE HAS RUN AMOK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/poli...250524564.html

    Ya'll remember that the Senate Majority leader in Kansas got picked up for DUI? And Republicans kinda stood by and didn't condemn him for allegedly driving the wrong way, speeding, and being drunk? Yeah...



    Man, threatening a cop, refusing to listen to commands, and they didn't even shoot him! He must have done something white.

    I wonder of Kansas Republicans will start demanding his resignation now or if they'll wait to see if he's convicted because CANCEL CULTURE HAS RUN AMOK
    This HS athlete, needs to be a new Blue Lives Mater slogan... it is right out of married with children... did he score 4 touchdowns in one game, so the cop has no shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    This HS athlete, needs to be a new Blue Lives Mater slogan... it is right out of married with children... did he score 4 touchdowns in one game, so the cop has no shot?
    Imagine being Senate Majority Leader in your state, and you still think about your glory days when you were All-State in highschool.

    How fuckin pathetic of a life is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.kansascity.com/news/poli...250524564.html

    Ya'll remember that the Senate Majority leader in Kansas got picked up for DUI? And Republicans kinda stood by and didn't condemn him for allegedly driving the wrong way, speeding, and being drunk? Yeah...
    Kansas Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit after his arrest, according to court documents released Thursday that allege he refused a Breathalyzer test and told an officer he could “take” him in a fight.

    Suellentrop faces a felony charge of fleeing and eluding law enforcement and multiple misdemeanors related to an alleged early morning wrong-way chase on Topeka highways last month. The Wichita Republican has been mostly silent about the allegations against him.

    But court documents released to The Star and other outlets reveal new details, including allegations that Suellentrop failed to respond to an officer’s repeated commands to turn off his vehicle once he finally stopped. The documents say his blood alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit is 0.08.

    ...

    Suellentrop “made reference to physically going up against me. He looked me up and down stating he played state sports competitively in high school. He stated he could ‘take me,’” the affidavit says.

    He was then taken to jail.
    Man, threatening a cop, refusing to listen to commands, and they didn't even shoot him! He must have done something white.

    I wonder of Kansas Republicans will start demanding his resignation now or if they'll wait to see if he's convicted because CANCEL CULTURE HAS RUN AMOK
    I cannot express in words how well that was phrased. And had he not been white, he would be dead now, almost assuredly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Michigan is knocking on the door of 10k cases,
    The other day I saw an article "five states with the most cases" It was not per-capita so I ignored it.

    Perhaps I should not have, because it was four states everyone here would guess and also Michigan, which is not big enough of a state to be in the top five. Unless they're fucking it up.

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    DeSantis sues the CDC for keeping cruise lines locked down.

    We don’t believe the federal government has the right to mothball a major industry for over a year based on very little evidence and very little data. I think we have a great chance for success
    "How long has Biden been President?"

    About two months.

    "Didn't Trump lock down the cruise lines?"

    Yes.

    "Did DeSantis sue Trump?"

    No.

    "Very little evidence?"

    DeSantis is probably trying to use a smokescreen that there's little data from cruise lines because they were locked down. It's the same as me saying "nobody was playing pandarians in Wrath, they need to be uptuned!"

    Also that "very little evidence" is mostly [urlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-cruise-ship.html=]that one cruise liner that Trump allowed passengers to leave from[/url]. It was Feb 26th.

    Trump was infuriated that 14 American citizens who had tested positive for coronavirus were permitted to return this week to the United States, said two senior administration officials. The decision had taken the president, a self-declared “germophobe,” by surprise.

    Officials at the State Department decided to bring back the citizens, who had been quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, after consulting with a senior official at the Department of Health and Human Services. But officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention objected, concerned that the passengers, among hundreds of Americans being evacuated from the ship, could spread the virus. News organizations reported on the decision on Monday, and the passengers arrived in the United States that day.

    Mr. Trump, furious at not having been briefed on the Americans who had tested positive, relayed his anger to Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, and other top officials. They then alerted the White House interagency task force on the coronavirus, which Mr. Azar oversees. One official said Mr. Trump views shutting the borders to infected people as critical to keeping the country safe and wants to be seen as managing a proper response.
    "Wow, that last part actually looks fairly intelligent."

    Maybe, but it wasn't done, and it wasn't done under his watch. Maybe I'm the best teacher in the world (LOL not even close) but if I leave the classroom for 15 minutes to check AH prices and students cheat during the test while not observed, guess what? I take the blame as much as the students.

    Aslo before we praise Trump's motives on this one, as a reminder, he did pretty much everything else wrong. Travel from China? Travel from EU? Packed churches on Easter? 15 I mean 45 days to stop the spread? Forced re-opening of businesses? Take out COVID and "Trump wants to close the borders" sounds like any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Usually former Secretaries of State and CIA Chiefs can find slightly more lucrative work than yapping on Fox.
    Headhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report

    Headhunters have indicated difficulties in finding jobs for former Trump Cabinet officials in the months since leaving their posts, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

    Recruiters who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Post that former President Trump’s significantly low approval rating upon leaving office, as well as being the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, has deterred companies from hiring former administration officials.

    The headhunters said that offering a board seat to someone associated with the Trump administration could trigger a revolt from customers, employees or shareholders.

    The Post noted that one of the former officials struggling to find work is Elaine Chao, Trump’s Transportation secretary, despite the fact that she previously gained roles on the boards for companies such as Dole Foods, Protective Life and Wells Fargo following her role as Labor secretary under former President George W. Bush.

    Two headhunters who personally consulted Chao told the Post that top executives have been hesitant to bring on Chao and others.

    One of the headhunters who spoke anonymously to the Post due to the sensitive nature of the discussions said that some companies that had been contacted regarding a position for Chao said it was “too soon” after Trump’s presidency to bring her on.

    The Post on Wednesday noted that at this point in 2009, four major companies had acquired members of George W. Bush’s Cabinet to serve as directors.

    By contrast, out of the approximately half of S&P 500 companies that have filed their 2021 investor disclosure reports, no former Trump Cabinet official is listed among the 108 new or prospective board members, according to Insightia data reviewed by the Post.

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