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4 days ago  
"Security Clearancegate"

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4 days ago  
First, I'm completely unsurprised that a Trump appointee would be petty and cruel to a little person.

Second, let's see Ivanka's file. The American people deserve to see who has access to our secrets.
 
4 days ago  
So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.
 
4 days ago  

Boo_Guy: "Security Clearancegate"

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Just call it Selling State Secrets for Money.
 
4 days ago  
If trump wasn't president there is no way he would get the key to the toilet, let alone a security clearance.
 
4 days ago  
If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.
 
4 days ago  

Alphax: Boo_Guy: "Security Clearancegate"

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Just call it Selling State Secrets for Money.


I don't know why but seeing -gate added on to something as a name for a scandal really grinds my gears. It's just so stupid and lazy.

/the various 'exit' names are starting to wear thin too
//middle aged man yells at clouds
 
4 days ago  
I wonder about, in the decades to come, how many horrible, tragic and completely senselessly destructive acts upon society will be comitted as a direct results of all the secrets sold by the trump admin.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.


I would assume Don Jr has a fair amount of real (i.e. not pot) drug use in his past.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.


Something custom made for the wealthy with a fancy new name?  There was a drug named 'Vertigo' on 'Arrow' in the early days.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.


Of course it is coke.
 
4 days ago  
systematically undermining respect for the office of US President and/or the constitution of this nation is not a very good long term strategy.  at best, you are setting up the next presidential administration for a sticky problem that might actually be unsolvable, and at worst you're creating a schism that could lead to civil conflict.

not that Trump understands the implications of what he's done.  I just find it fascinating to watch a man be as clueless and stupid as Donald while at the same time demanding everyone respect his authority.  its like Trump doesn't know how human beings function.
 
4 days ago  

thiefofdreams: So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.


This goes a fair ways beyond simple nepotism
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.


What's wrong with "too obvious?"
 
4 days ago  
So, I know the whole 'but her emails' thing is a cliche at this point, but. . . The fact that so many people were hung up about Hillary's emails, fauxing concern over her apparent lackadaisical approach to national security, and then turning a complete and utter blind eye to this. . . It hurts my liver, and I don't even drink.
 
4 days ago  

Boo_Guy: Alphax: Boo_Guy: "Security Clearancegate"

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Just call it Selling State Secrets for Money.

I don't know why but seeing -gate added on to something as a name for a scandal really grinds my gears. It's just so stupid and lazy.

/the various 'exit' names are starting to wear thin too
//middle aged man yells at clouds


Here, I found you an exit-gate. Or Gatexit. Your choice.

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4 days ago  

MattytheMouse: So, I know the whole 'but her emails' thing is a cliche at this point, but. . . The fact that so many people were hung up about Hillary's emails, fauxing concern over her apparent lackadaisical approach to national security, and then turning a complete and utter blind eye to this. . . It hurts my liver, and I don't even drink.


You didn't think "but her emails" was based on any sort of genuine or principled concern about national security, right?
 
4 days ago  
I'm really hoping congress follows up on this thing.  Trump's kids should be forced to have a sit down and discuss their security clearances while under oath.  might as well make it official...I mean, if they've done nothing wrong then they have nothing to fear, right?  isn't that what the right wing always says?
 
4 days ago  

qorkfiend: MattytheMouse: So, I know the whole 'but her emails' thing is a cliche at this point, but. . . The fact that so many people were hung up about Hillary's emails, fauxing concern over her apparent lackadaisical approach to national security, and then turning a complete and utter blind eye to this. . . It hurts my liver, and I don't even drink.

You didn't think "but her emails" was based on any sort of genuine or principled concern about national security, right?


Fluff no. Of course I knew it was a peg for their Hillary hatred from the very beginning. But if they're going to bullshiat me in bad faith, then I can at least ask for a little consistency in their beliefs!
 
4 days ago  

Weaver95: systematically undermining respect for the office of US President and/or the constitution of this nation is not a very good long term strategy.  at best, you are setting up the next presidential administration for a sticky problem that might actually be unsolvable, and at worst you're creating a schism that could lead to civil conflict.

not that Trump understands the implications of what he's done.  I just find it fascinating to watch a man be as clueless and stupid as Donald while at the same time demanding everyone respect his authority.  its like Trump doesn't know how human beings function.


You do know they want civil war though? Particularly they want to destroy California because Pelosi and 'Mexicans' and liberals and gays and satanists and spicy food. These clowns have been dreaming about this for decades. They want to kill fellow Americans. It is their fantasy. Civil war for Real 'Muhrica Christian Values has been so primed into their heads the rest of us had best be farkin' ready. I don't know when the signal flare will fly, probably when Donnie Two-Scoops declares martial law ( you know it's coming ) for border security, Muslim shenanigans or a McDonald's burger patty shortage.

/ Don't kid yourself, they want you dead if you are not Of The Body.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: They want to kill fellow Americans. It is their fantasy.


Well, they want someone to do it for them..
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: You do know they want civil war though?


that's just the evangelicals.  the 'average' trumper doesn't think even that far ahead.
 
4 days ago  
"Newbold, who was born with a rare form of congenital dwarfism, said Kline began placing dossiers and paperwork she needed on high shelves or filing cabinets beyond her reach. "

What an "alpha male" move. This is where we are at, folks. Smh
 
4 days ago  

Unscratchable_Itch: Boo_Guy: Alphax: Boo_Guy: "Security Clearancegate"

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Just call it Selling State Secrets for Money.

I don't know why but seeing -gate added on to something as a name for a scandal really grinds my gears. It's just so stupid and lazy.

/the various 'exit' names are starting to wear thin too
//middle aged man yells at clouds

Here, I found you an exit-gate. Or Gatexit. Your choice.

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4 days ago  

Bslim: "Newbold, who was born with a rare form of congenital dwarfism, said Kline began placing dossiers and paperwork she needed on high shelves or filing cabinets beyond her reach. "

What an "alpha male" move. This is where we are at, folks. Smh


Yea, that one really gets to me.  I have friends with severe disabilities and anyone using that angle to hurt them immediately gets my hackles up. Perhaps Kline could benefit from spending some time in a wheelchair, not that I'm suggesting anyone harm him. Or any other turbulent priest hack.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: Weaver95: systematically undermining respect for the office of US President and/or the constitution of this nation is not a very good long term strategy.  at best, you are setting up the next presidential administration for a sticky problem that might actually be unsolvable, and at worst you're creating a schism that could lead to civil conflict.

not that Trump understands the implications of what he's done.  I just find it fascinating to watch a man be as clueless and stupid as Donald while at the same time demanding everyone respect his authority.  its like Trump doesn't know how human beings function.

You do know they want civil war though? Particularly they want to destroy California because Pelosi and 'Mexicans' and liberals and gays and satanists and spicy food. These clowns have been dreaming about this for decades. They want to kill fellow Americans. It is their fantasy. Civil war for Real 'Muhrica Christian Values has been so primed into their heads the rest of us had best be farkin' ready. I don't know when the signal flare will fly, probably when Donnie Two-Scoops declares martial law ( you know it's coming ) for border security, Muslim shenanigans or a McDonald's burger patty shortage.

/ Don't kid yourself, they want you dead if you are not Of The Body.


It's mutual.
 
4 days ago  

Bslim: "Newbold, who was born with a rare form of congenital dwarfism, said Kline began placing dossiers and paperwork she needed on high shelves or filing cabinets beyond her reach. "

What an "alpha male" move. This is where we are at, folks. Smh


3 different times.

If that;s not harassment I don't know what is.
 
4 days ago  
Americans will continue to reward this .

We're stupid as hell
 
4 days ago  
Security Clearancegate

Well, there are several types.  There's your manually-operated one, usually with a guard house.  There's your motorized/electronic one, where you push a button and someone remotely activates the gate...or it's activated by your PIN.  Then there are the interior types, such as mantraps.

Hope that clears things up.
 
4 days ago  

Unscratchable_Itch: Boo_Guy: Alphax: Boo_Guy: "Security Clearancegate"

[reactiongifs.com image 500x382]

Just call it Selling State Secrets for Money.

I don't know why but seeing -gate added on to something as a name for a scandal really grinds my gears. It's just so stupid and lazy.

/the various 'exit' names are starting to wear thin too
//middle aged man yells at clouds

Here, I found you an exit-gate. Or Gatexit. Your choice.

[themeparkreview.com image 800x600]


And they're telling people to go elsewhere to get out.  Kind of a symbol of these trying times in a way...
 
4 days ago  

thiefofdreams: So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.


Came to say something like this. The administration riles up the rubes concerning brown people, but has meetings with heads of state in full view and earshot of diners at Mar-a-Lago, completely ignores intelligence advice, and grants clearance to people who probably can't be trusted to run the register at a Circle K.

I don't know why this isn't a bigger story. It's being reported, yes, but no one seems to care. That's "Trump fatigue." His administration has done such awful things that no one cares when a new batch of sh*t is unearthed.
 
4 days ago  

MattytheMouse: So, I know the whole 'but her emails' thing is a cliche at this point, but. . . The fact that so many people were hung up about Hillary's emails, fauxing concern over her apparent lackadaisical approach to national security, and then turning a complete and utter blind eye to this. . . It hurts my liver, and I don't even drink.


Perhaps you should start.
 
4 days ago  

Weaver95: systematically undermining respect for the office of US President and/or the constitution of this nation is not a very good long term strategy.  at best, you are setting up the next presidential administration for a sticky problem that might actually be unsolvable, and at worst you're creating a schism that could lead to civil conflict.

not that Trump understands the implications of what he's done.  I just find it fascinating to watch a man be as clueless and stupid as Donald while at the same time demanding everyone respect his authority.  its like Trump doesn't know how human beings function.


As I was reading your post, it occurred to me that Drumpf is Eric Cartman. He's fat, comically offensive, widely despised and totally oblivious to his amazing level of suck. It would be funny if Drumpf were a fictional character scripted to be so awful, unfortunately this is a reality that feels like a waking nightmare.
 
4 days ago  

dickfreckle: thiefofdreams: So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.

Came to say something like this. The administration riles up the rubes concerning brown people, but has meetings with heads of state in full view and earshot of diners at Mar-a-Lago, completely ignores intelligence advice, and grants clearance to people who probably can't be trusted to run the register at a Circle K.

I don't know why this isn't a bigger story. It's being reported, yes, but no one seems to care. That's "Trump fatigue." His administration has done such awful things that no one cares when a new batch of sh*t is unearthed.


You misunderstand. Plenty of people care. The people who care for the most part already disapprove of the president and the administration's actions, so it doesn't move their needles. The people who don't care have already baked in a bottomless pit overflowing with bullshiat to their support of the president, so it couldn't possibly move their needles.
 
4 days ago  
FTA: To her, that maneuver, coupled with Kline overriding her security warnings, not only threatened national security but assaulted her self-esteem, hard-earned through three excruciating, months-long series of surgeries in her teens that had stretched her tiny body from 3-foot-5 to 4-foot-2 and given her access to the workforce. Her new physique allowed her to completely shed her sense of herself as disabled, she says

Can we take a second to acknowledge how bad ass this lady is?  I didn't even know that you could get the Gattaca operation.
 
4 days ago  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: To her, that maneuver, coupled with Kline overriding her security warnings, not only threatened national security but assaulted her self-esteem, hard-earned through three excruciating, months-long series of surgeries in her teens that had stretched her tiny body from 3-foot-5 to 4-foot-2 and given her access to the workforce. Her new physique allowed her to completely shed her sense of herself as disabled, she says

Can we take a second to acknowledge how bad ass this lady is?  I didn't even know that you could get the Gattaca operation.


Yeah, I hadn't heard of such a thing before.  I'm rather impressed.
 
4 days ago  

dickfreckle: thiefofdreams: So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.

Came to say something like this. The administration riles up the rubes concerning brown people, but has meetings with heads of state in full view and earshot of diners at Mar-a-Lago, completely ignores intelligence advice, and grants clearance to people who probably can't be trusted to run the register at a Circle K.

I don't know why this isn't a bigger story. It's being reported, yes, but no one seems to care. That's "Trump fatigue." His administration has done such awful things that no one cares when a new batch of sh*t is unearthed.


Two reasons: 1) Editing/News Bubble.  Fox Nation likely has no idea that this is even an issue.  2) Scandal Fatigue: There are so many other fires already burning in Trumplandia that it's hard to keep track of them all.
 
4 days ago  

HMS_Blinkin: First, I'm completely unsurprised that a Trump appointee would be petty and cruel to a little person.

Second, let's see Ivanka's file. The American people deserve to see who has access to our secrets.


Ivanka's file only shows two things: That she thinks a stylish pencil skirt looks best with a sassy pump. And that the U.S. should bomb Iran off the map.
 
4 days ago  

CrazyCurt: If I just read some of that correctly Jared is the druggie. Now I really want to know which drugs. Can't be steroids. Doesn't look methy. Coke is just too obvious. Heroin? Maybe, but unlikely. Egads dude smokes weed!

/ I would not doubt it.


I would guess prescription abuse. There's no way he'd be doing anything as plebeian as weed, and "Ivank's" wouldn't let him near a dealer for nose candy, just because of the optics. But you remember Donnie's scumbag of a doctor. There's a guy who'd prescribe pills like Skittles.
 
4 days ago  

Persnickety: dickfreckle: thiefofdreams: So secure the border while letting knucklehead possible traitors have clearances they should not have.

Sounds like par for the trump white house.

They literally can't do anything without it stinking to high heaven.

Also, agree with the gif, enough gates. Call it what it is nepotism with a dash of fark the usa.

Came to say something like this. The administration riles up the rubes concerning brown people, but has meetings with heads of state in full view and earshot of diners at Mar-a-Lago, completely ignores intelligence advice, and grants clearance to people who probably can't be trusted to run the register at a Circle K.

I don't know why this isn't a bigger story. It's being reported, yes, but no one seems to care. That's "Trump fatigue." His administration has done such awful things that no one cares when a new batch of sh*t is unearthed.

Two reasons: 1) Editing/News Bubble.  Fox Nation likely has no idea that this is even an issue.  2) Scandal Fatigue: There are so many other fires already burning in Trumplandia that it's hard to keep track of them all.


That's exactly what I was trying to say. With this guy, the press and populace can't dwell on any one thing because he's gonna do something even dumber tomorrow, or even later that afternoon.
 
3 days ago  
FTA: "Newbold, who was born with a rare form of congenital dwarfism, said Kline began placing dossiers and paperwork she needed on high shelves or filing cabinets beyond her reach."

What a dick! I'd like to think that I live in a reality where cartoon-y supervillians don't get put into positions of power.
 
3 days ago  

centaur5ball: Weaver95: systematically undermining respect for the office of US President and/or the constitution of this nation is not a very good long term strategy.  at best, you are setting up the next presidential administration for a sticky problem that might actually be unsolvable, and at worst you're creating a schism that could lead to civil conflict.

not that Trump understands the implications of what he's done.  I just find it fascinating to watch a man be as clueless and stupid as Donald while at the same time demanding everyone respect his authority.  its like Trump doesn't know how human beings function.

As I was reading your post, it occurred to me that Drumpf is Eric Cartman. He's fat, comically offensive, widely despised and totally oblivious to his amazing level of suck. It would be funny if Drumpf were a fictional character scripted to be so awful, unfortunately this is a reality that feels like a waking nightmare.


You have an amazingly high opinion of Trump.
 
3 days ago  

ProdigalSigh: FTA: To her, that maneuver, coupled with Kline overriding her security warnings, not only threatened national security but assaulted her self-esteem, hard-earned through three excruciating, months-long series of surgeries in her teens that had stretched her tiny body from 3-foot-5 to 4-foot-2 and given her access to the workforce. Her new physique allowed her to completely shed her sense of herself as disabled, she says

Can we take a second to acknowledge how bad ass this lady is?  I didn't even know that you could get the Gattaca operation.


She is Miles Vorkosigan in real life.
 
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