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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Apparently there's some kind of "Airlines give zero fucks" rule that was just extended. You can read the details here.
    As someone who had to sit on an airplane for 3 hours after transferring from a flight from Spain... and also a David Spade fan... I think they didn’t give a fuck for decades... it’s just now working in our favor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Kinda curious what percentage is Trumpists vs drunk vaccinated assholes who don’t get why masks are still required.
    Insert {these are the same picture} meme here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    and also a David Spade fan
    Buh-bye.

    On topic: McCarthy tells FOX News Cheney can't do the job.

    "Basically, she refused to bow to our Orange God," he didn't say but may as well have. "We can't have a high-ranking member be a TINO -- Trumper In Name Only."

    Here's what he actually said:

    There's no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made. I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair -- to carry out the message.

    We all need to be working as one if we're able to win the majority. Remember, majorities are not given; they are earned. And that's about the message about going forward
    I would love to hear any resident Trump supporter explain how Cheney can't do her job, other than that she isn't falling in line with "Whatever Trump says, goes". Like, name any non-Trump-based decision she's made. One.

    I don't think there is one, and I'm not going to look, either. It's much easier to assume that the Party of Trump is purging, because that's where the evidence leads.

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    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/...loved-masters/

    Yo, what the fuck is up with Republicans continually wanting to talk about the "good" of slavery and how slavery was all sunshine and roses and babies were born (ignore that it was often through brutal rape) and that's just lovely?

    The historical illiteracy and low-key overt racism within the party continues to be mildly concerning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Republicans continually wanting to talk about the "good" of slavery
    Wow. In New Orleans, too!

    To be fair, even by Party of Trump standards, slavery-defending is an outlier. People who do such should still be named, shamed, and voted out of office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    The FAA reports an increase jump I do plan to finish eventually Kif spike in unruly and/or violent passengers.

    "How big of a spike could it possibly be?"

    Well, in a normal year, it's 100 to 150. This year, it's 1,300.

    "But it's barely May!"

    Yes.

    "I thought air travel was way down!"

    It still is.

    "So how did this happen? And why post here? Oh, shit, it's anti-maskers isn't it?"

    Yes. An almost exclusively Trump-based choice.
    Sure hope they're getting lifetime no-fly bans. Shouldn't even be airline-specific; they should share lists of offenders.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/...loved-masters/

    Yo, what the fuck is up with Republicans continually wanting to talk about the "good" of slavery and how slavery was all sunshine and roses and babies were born (ignore that it was often through brutal rape) and that's just lovely?

    The historical illiteracy and low-key overt racism within the party continues to be mildly concerning.
    Pretty sure "slavery was totes okay because slaves loved their masters" is way beyond "low-key" overt racism.

    It's one small step away from setting a torch to the cross you've just stuck in some black family's lawn.

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    Fun bit of trivia for the kids to bookmark or use as a coloring book.

    This is especially funny because a certain someone (a few people actually) spent 2016 insisting that;
    Clinton was the most bloodthirsty war-monger on earth (contrast to Trump, The Peace Candidate) b/c of her ties to Kissinger. Disqualifyingly so. Oh well.

    Here is an email from Jared Kushner to Manafort and Lewandowksi describing his meeting with Kissinger and the guidance Kissinger provided to the Trump campaign



    MAnafort and Kissenger, ratfucking the US since Nixon.

    Bonus points for the kids addicted to outrage:
    • In the Mueller Report, Manafort and his business partner used "Rigging" accusations in their election work for Yanukovych.
    • His business partner would go on to run Bernie's 2016 campaign.
    • Both of their 2016 US campaigns would run out accusations "rigging".
    Last edited by Milchshake; 2021-05-04 at 04:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    they should share lists of offenders.
    I think the TSA handles that. So, yes?

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    https://richmond.com/news/state-and-...cab48f819.html

    Man, Republicans are just out there calling each other "gay Democrats" and then suing to find out who within their party did it, because the only person who could have done it needed to have access to those numbers which...only Republicans had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Republicans are just out there calling each other "gay Democrats" and then suing to find out who within their party did it
    But censorship! But freedom of speech!

    No seriously, besides the whole "gay" as a derogative (eyeroll) where was the hue and cry when, I dunno, Trump personally insulted more than half the country? Or is "gay" somehow worse than "enemy of the country"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    But censorship! But freedom of speech!

    No seriously, besides the whole "gay" as a derogative (eyeroll) where was the hue and cry when, I dunno, Trump personally insulted more than half the country? Or is "gay" somehow worse than "enemy of the country"?
    They called him the D word...Democrat. There must be hell to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    But censorship! But freedom of speech!

    No seriously, besides the whole "gay" as a derogative (eyeroll) where was the hue and cry when, I dunno, Trump personally insulted more than half the country? Or is "gay" somehow worse than "enemy of the country"?
    Well I know there have already been court cases saying calling someone gay is no longer slanderous. Is calling someone by the wrong political party slanderous? I would hope not, otherwise all those republicans calling dems communist and Marxists are in for a world of hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    I was thinking of that one case of the Alaskan senator who fucked around about masks on airlines one too many times and found out, when Alaska Airlines banned her; she had to drive 14 hours to Anchorage from Juneau because AA was the only airline flying that route, but the stories focused on the "only airline" angle and not any "she's banned from all airlines" kind of thing.

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    Monday's quick report:

    39,938 new cases; 445 deaths, bringing the total to 591,514. Both totals down from the previous Monday.

    Related news:

    North Korea says COVID-19 vaccines are 'no panacea,' warns of lengthy battle--In which an actual dictatorial government takes COVID more seriously than the last US administration. I'm not giving NK any credit here because I'm sure propaganda abounds in their messaging, but gosh it would have been nice had the people in charge in the US last year had been (publicly) more open about the danger.

    Stay safe, folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    But censorship! But freedom of speech!

    No seriously, besides the whole "gay" as a derogative (eyeroll) where was the hue and cry when, I dunno, Trump personally insulted more than half the country? Or is "gay" somehow worse than "enemy of the country"?
    As Edge said, calling a Republican a Democrat is the equivalent to slapping them on the face with a glove. Do it sometime if they upset you. You might never get spoken to again by them.

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    Judge orders release of Trump obstruction memo, accuses Barr of being 'disingenuous'

    Boom.

    A federal judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release a March 2019 legal memo clearing former President Trump of potential obstruction of justice charges in the wake of the Mueller investigation, with the judge accusing former Attorney General William Barr and agency lawyers of deceiving the public.

    District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday ordered the DOJ to release the legal memo within two weeks in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW).

    The DOJ had argued in court that the full memo — portions of which have already been released — should be withheld because it falls under exceptions to the public records law for attorney-client privilege and deliberative government decisionmaking.

    But Jackson said on Monday that those claims were not consistent with her own review of the unredacted memo or the timeline revealed by internal emails among top Justice Department officials.

    Jackson, who was appointed to the federal district court in Washington, D.C., by former President Obama, wrote in a scathing 41-page decision that "not only was the Attorney General being disingenuous then, but DOJ has been disingenuous to this Court with respect to the existence of a decision-making process that should be shielded by the deliberative process privilege."

    "The agency’s redactions and incomplete explanations obfuscate the true purpose of the memorandum, and the excised portions belie the notion that it fell to the Attorney General to make a prosecution decision or that any such decision was on the table at any time," she added.

    CREW filed its lawsuit in May 2019 seeking internal DOJ documents regarding Barr's public statements around the release of the Mueller report. During the Trump administration, the Justice Department fought back vigorously against the lawsuit, but it's unclear how the agency intends to handle the case in the wake of the decision, which can be appealed.

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    It's crazy to think that that was just 2 years ago. The 4 years of Trump visibly aged me more than the previous 20 combined. Fucking white beard hairs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    It's crazy to think that that was just 2 years ago.
    Hopefully, it will seem like 7 to 10 years, with good behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Hopefully, it will seem like 7 to 10 years, with good behavior.
    Pretty sure obstructing congress is a max of 5 years.

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