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(Washington Post)   Nothing to see here, just the administration placing aides in government agencies to monitor for loyalty to the President   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-03-20 12:16:26 AM  
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"If the KGB or GRU has agents aboard, I would be the last to know."
 
2017-03-20 12:23:31 AM  
This Voldemort person really seems to know how to get things done. And the kids really seem to like these books. Lets do this.  Can someone find this Umbridge person for me?
 
2017-03-20 12:28:10 AM  
This will end well
 
2017-03-20 12:41:41 AM  
Can you imagine if a report came out saying Obama placed political minders in agencies to monitor their loyalty?
 
2017-03-20 12:56:01 AM  
They're called zampolits.

Putin can bring you up to speed on it.
 
2017-03-20 01:10:30 AM  
Those of us that can see where this is leading are doomed to watch others not give a shiat, tell us this is normal, and bring our country to its knees.

Yay democracy!
 
2017-03-20 01:15:21 AM  
 
2017-03-20 02:07:08 AM  
Liberals before the election: "This guy is a fascist."

Conservatives: "F--- you for telling us who to vote for.  Look, we elected him because f--- liberals."

After the election: He's a fascist.  What a surprise.
 
2017-03-20 02:17:47 AM  

SphericalTime: Liberals before the election: "This guy is a fascist."

Conservatives: "F--- you for telling us who to vote for.  Look, we elected him because f--- liberals."

After the election: He's a fascist.  What a surprise.


You forgot "Hillary was so corrupt that we had no choice".
 
2017-03-20 02:19:53 AM  

SphericalTime: Liberals before the election: "This guy is a fascist."

Conservatives: "F--- you for telling us who to vote for.  Look, we elected him because f--- liberals."

After the election: He's a fascist.  What a surprise.


It's just his nature.

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2017-03-20 02:22:36 AM  
Zampolit.. oh, I see it's been covered.  Carry on.
 
2017-03-20 02:26:23 AM  
Just there to insure more winning!
 
2017-03-20 02:33:49 AM  
Making America Interrogate Again
 
2017-03-20 02:34:47 AM  
And when one of the reports about "un-partylike activity" gets intercepted and released to the public?  "During a pizza party for Merle's birthday, Joan and Sylvia made repeated jokes about the president regarding his wife, his hair, and his hands."  Yeah, that will look so good internationally.  Real professional.
 
2017-03-20 02:35:26 AM  
Otherwise known as inStalination.
 
2017-03-20 02:37:09 AM  

Ishkur: Otherwise known as inStalination.


I can tell you Mussoleani a little to the left
 
2017-03-20 02:39:49 AM  
so this is the party of Lincoln?
 
2017-03-20 02:41:08 AM  
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2017-03-20 02:41:27 AM  
It's like he doesn't realize the US government is made of mostly civil servants who don't serve at his pleasure.  Don't piss of career people who will have the job long after you're gone.
 
2017-03-20 02:46:13 AM  
"Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.
 
2017-03-20 02:46:25 AM  

hubiestubert: It's just his nature.


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2017-03-20 02:51:06 AM  

make me some tea: Can you imagine if a report came out saying Obama placed political minders in agencies to monitor their loyalty?


Fox News would be howling about it day-in and day-out and Free Republic would be hiring suicide bombers to hit the White House.
 
2017-03-20 02:53:19 AM  

themindiswatching: SphericalTime: Liberals before the election: "This guy is a fascist."

Conservatives: "F--- you for telling us who to vote for.  Look, we elected him because f--- liberals."

After the election: He's a fascist.  What a surprise.

You forgot "Hillary was so corrupt that we had no choice".


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2017-03-20 03:01:51 AM  
But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from? IF their job description did not exist in January, then how do they fit into the power structure now? The one guy is already excluded from meetings because he kept "making suggestions" which might mean they are Nosy Parkers but hardly enforcers. And if all they do is give suggestions, do they have to research anything, or do they just sit there brainstorming with no prep?
 
2017-03-20 03:02:28 AM  
From the article: It's so bad the the suicide-bomber appointed to demolish the EPA is locking his assigned minder out of meetings.
 
2017-03-20 03:03:05 AM  

fusillade762: themindiswatching: SphericalTime: Liberals before the election: "This guy is a fascist."

Conservatives: "F--- you for telling us who to vote for.  Look, we elected him because f--- liberals."

After the election: He's a fascist.  What a surprise.

You forgot "Hillary was so corrupt that we had no choice".

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That picture would be more accurate with the gun pointed at his head.
 
2017-03-20 03:04:01 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from? IF their job description did not exist in January, then how do they fit into the power structure now? The one guy is already excluded from meetings because he kept "making suggestions" which might mean they are Nosy Parkers but hardly enforcers. And if all they do is give suggestions, do they have to research anything, or do they just sit there brainstorming with no prep?


They have the same authority as mall cops; absolutely none, but they will put you on a list
 
2017-03-20 03:04:15 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from?


Their job is to run tell president daddy if the secretary screws up.
 
2017-03-20 03:05:16 AM  

Krieghund: Bennie Crabtree: But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from?

Their job is to run tell president daddy if the secretary screws up.


(Screws up from Trump's perspective, that is. Which is the opposite of actually screwing up.)
 
2017-03-20 03:10:24 AM  

Krieghund: Krieghund: Bennie Crabtree: But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from?

Their job is to run tell president daddy if the secretary screws up.

(Screws up from Trump's perspective, that is. Which is the opposite of actually screwing up.)


'Daaaad!!  He's doing his job!!'
 
2017-03-20 03:10:51 AM  

Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.


This is a perfect example of liberals being good at seeing and understanding things and shiat at naming things.

Names like RINO are great because they can carry deep symbolism for a simple mind. Pseudo conservative is technically accurate but is dry.  The left needs better skills in naming.
 
2017-03-20 03:11:56 AM  

FleshMonkey: Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.

This is a perfect example of liberals being good at seeing and understanding things and shiat at naming things.

Names like RINO are great because they can carry deep symbolism for a simple mind. Pseudo conservative is technically accurate but is dry.  The left needs better skills in naming.


So, marketing?  Which is a form of lying.
 
2017-03-20 03:13:40 AM  

wejash: They're called zampolits.

Putin can bring you up to speed on it.


Politruk would also be acceptable.
 
2017-03-20 03:14:20 AM  

Klippoklondike: Bennie Crabtree: But what levers of power can these aides pull? I mean, where does their clout come from? IF their job description did not exist in January, then how do they fit into the power structure now? The one guy is already excluded from meetings because he kept "making suggestions" which might mean they are Nosy Parkers but hardly enforcers. And if all they do is give suggestions, do they have to research anything, or do they just sit there brainstorming with no prep?

They have the same authority as mall cops; absolutely none, but they will put you on a list


They guy they pass the list to does have a bit of authority though.
 
2017-03-20 03:19:56 AM  

shpritz: They guy they pass the list to does have a bit of authority though.


He'll Tweet about you!
 
2017-03-20 03:22:58 AM  

ColonelCathcart: wejash: They're called zampolits.

Putin can bring you up to speed on it.

Politruk would also be acceptable.


Syka works.
 
2017-03-20 03:24:21 AM  
NOTHING TO FARKING SEE HERE. THERE'S NO REASON FOR CONCERN. COMPARISONS TO DICTATORSHIPS ARE ABSURD. THIS IS A TOTALLY NORMAL, HEALTHY WAY TO OPERATE.
 
2017-03-20 03:24:31 AM  
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2017-03-20 03:29:53 AM  

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#MAGA

 
2017-03-20 03:31:30 AM  

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2017-03-20 03:37:27 AM  

Alphax: FleshMonkey: Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.

This is a perfect example of liberals being good at seeing and understanding things and shiat at naming things.

Names like RINO are great because they can carry deep symbolism for a simple mind. Pseudo conservative is technically accurate but is dry.  The left needs better skills in naming.

So, marketing?  Which is a form of lying.


Don't think it has to be lying, but try to explain "net neutrality" to someone. It's an unclear term. "Equal internet" would be better, and that is not catchy enough.
 
2017-03-20 03:38:17 AM  
Dear Dumb Donald - Suck my balls.

There's you f*ckin' "loyalty", you stupid b*tch.

Drew -  lose the stupid profanity filter. It's not funny anymore. It's like the "WIlhelm Scream" of message boards.
 
2017-03-20 03:43:14 AM  

tryptik: Alphax: FleshMonkey: Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.

This is a perfect example of liberals being good at seeing and understanding things and shiat at naming things.

Names like RINO are great because they can carry deep symbolism for a simple mind. Pseudo conservative is technically accurate but is dry.  The left needs better skills in naming.

So, marketing?  Which is a form of lying.

Don't think it has to be lying, but try to explain "net neutrality" to someone. It's an unclear term. "Equal internet" would be better, and that is not catchy enough.


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Hai guyz, what's going on in this thread?
 
2017-03-20 03:44:52 AM  

make me some tea: Can you imagine if a report came out saying Obama placed political minders in agencies to monitor their loyalty?


In their minds Obama didn't need to monitor loyalty because anyone willing to work for the federal government are pinko liberal commies by default. How else can you explain how well Clinton and Obama were able to succeed and how many things both Bush 43 and now Trump have done that have faired poorly (Reagan succeeded despite this because he was just that amazing; Bush 41 was a liberal himself)?

The assumption that career civil service are the enemy is baked into conservative rhetoric, and the fact that even Bush and Reagan appointees are taking issue with some of their actions is a sign that a purge is needed because even the ostensibly conservative people aren't unquestioningly loyal to the executive office in spite of historical norms.
 
2017-03-20 03:46:03 AM  

Bucky Katt: [SenJosephMcCarthy.jpg]  [LoyaltyOath.jpg]


The printed oath says to mail it back to a magazine called Stars or give it a newstand clerk.  So this particular oath doesn't seem government mandated, but its shocking totalitarian language was certainly influenced by Senator Joseph McCarthy.


On Googling for loyalty oaths, this gobsmacking bit popped up:

"During FDR's admin, 100,000 school children marched to Boston Common and swore a loyalty oath administered by the mayor, "I promise as a good American citizen to do my part for the NRA. I will buy only where the Blue Eagle flies."


"President Harry S Truman instituted a Loyalty Program by signing Executive Order 9835, also known as the "Loyalty Order." It required loyalty oaths and background investigations on persons deemed suspect of holding party membership in organizations that advocated violent and anti-democratic programs."


"The Levering Act was a law enacted by the U.S. state of California in 1950. It required state employees to subscribe to a loyalty oath that specifically disavowed radical beliefs. It was aimed in particular at employees of the University of California."
 
2017-03-20 03:54:54 AM  

tryptik: Alphax: FleshMonkey: Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ... The pseudo-conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world ... cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."
- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.

This is a perfect example of liberals being good at seeing and understanding things and shiat at naming things.

Names like RINO are great because they can carry deep symbolism for a simple mind. Pseudo conservative is technically accurate but is dry.  The left needs better skills in naming.

So, marketing?  Which is a form of lying.

Don't think it has to be lying, but try to explain "net neutrality" to someone. It's an unclear term. "Equal internet" would be better, and that is not catchy enough.


Why explain it, just get them riled up;
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2017-03-20 03:57:24 AM  

Bucky Katt: "Pseudoconservativism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission ...

 ... [He] sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed."

- Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, 1965.



Stunningly clear assessment of extreme conservatism.  Rigid, unbending, nonnegotiable at all costs.  Social opinions are all-or-none and inevitably cruel.  No details, no nuance, no grey and most importantly no humanity when judging others.
 
2017-03-20 04:02:49 AM  

OooShiny: Stunningly clear assessment of extreme conservatism.  Rigid, unbending, nonnegotiable at all costs.  Social opinions are all-or-none and inevitably cruel.  No details, no nuance, no grey and most importantly no humanity when judging others.


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2017-03-20 04:06:00 AM  

Alphax: OooShiny: Stunningly clear assessment of extreme conservatism.  Rigid, unbending, nonnegotiable at all costs.  Social opinions are all-or-none and inevitably cruel.  No details, no nuance, no grey and most importantly no humanity when judging others.

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Oooooo.

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2017-03-20 04:18:11 AM  

Craptastic: Dear Dumb Donald - Suck my balls.

There's you f*ckin' "loyalty", you stupid b*tch.

Drew -  lose the stupid profanity filter. It's not funny anymore. It's like the "WIlhelm Scream" of message boards.


What fߎcking profanity filter?

Besides they aren't doing it for funsies, they're doing it to keep from ending up on block lists and being filtered by workplaces.
 
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