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(The Daily Beast)   John Ratcliffe, Trump's pick to head US Intelligence, is a major QAnon conspiracy theorist and True Believer   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-05-05 10:54:17 AM  
Because of course he is.
 
2020-05-05 11:03:38 AM  
If I were an agent overseas I'd be getting the fark out of Da Nang right about now
 
2020-05-05 12:45:44 PM  
And he's lying his ass off in front of the Senate confirmation hearings because of course he is.
 
2020-05-05 12:57:03 PM  
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2020-05-05 1:21:31 PM  
He is Q
 
2020-05-05 1:21:51 PM  
Duh, tha'ts why he was selected.
 
2020-05-05 1:22:25 PM  
I've said it before with other Trump appointments and I'll say it again, at this point I'd be disappointed if he wasn't batshiat crazy.
 
2020-05-05 1:22:38 PM  
I would have expected Postmaster General.
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2020-05-05 1:22:47 PM  
Remember when "deplorables" and "the best people" had opposite definitions?
Conservatives don't.
 
2020-05-05 1:23:38 PM  

sammyk: And he's lying his ass off in front of the Senate confirmation hearings because of course he is.


And the Republicans will still confirm him because of course they will.
 
2020-05-05 1:26:20 PM  
Not enough people like this accidentally and tragically fall out of windows in America.
 
2020-05-05 1:27:57 PM  
All of those Cold War warriors so upset at how they were treated after the wall fell have decided to help the United States collapse.
 
2020-05-05 1:28:13 PM  
I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.
 
2020-05-05 1:29:00 PM  
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2020-05-05 1:30:50 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.


I'm with ya brother, let's vote 3rd party together, that's the only way out of this mess.
 
2020-05-05 1:31:13 PM  

X-Geek: I would have expected Postmaster General.
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Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2020-05-05 1:32:16 PM  
Why is no one asking him about them in his hearing?
 
2020-05-05 1:33:24 PM  
If you think this is bad, wait until Qult members start getting into elected offices at the national level.

I fully expect that the next election will see at least one Qult member elected to the House.
 
2020-05-05 1:33:58 PM  
How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.
 
2020-05-05 1:35:07 PM  
The best people.
 
2020-05-05 1:37:01 PM  

Rucker10: How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.


Because the people most invested in getting them into positions of power are the same people who decide whether or not they get their security clearances?
 
2020-05-05 1:37:08 PM  
Weaponized incompetence
 
2020-05-05 1:38:23 PM  
Plays a mean game of Quidditch, though.

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2020-05-05 1:38:38 PM  
A Director of National Intelligence candidate who's an idiot.

A Department of Justice that is pushing for anything but.

Unbelievable.
 
2020-05-05 1:39:31 PM  
If He had any intelligence , He wouldn't work for Trump ..
 
2020-05-05 1:41:48 PM  

Rucker10: How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.

prosecute


Well there's your problem there, they're not gonna go after their own and history shows we shouldn't expect Democrats to enforce the law on Republicans.
 
2020-05-05 1:43:41 PM  

mamoru: Rucker10: How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.

Because the people most invested in getting them into positions of power are the same people who decide whether or not they get their security clearances?


So DSS is just full of people that look at a background check and say, "Yup, Q believer. No problems there."

That's terrifying. I mean obvious really, but still.
 
2020-05-05 1:44:45 PM  

Mukster: Duh, tha'ts why he was selected.


Yeah, this is his biggest qualification in Trump's eyes
 
2020-05-05 1:49:04 PM  
Regardless or whether or not Biden is a senile, doddering old white fark, can we clean house of all of these yahoos and get some competent non-psychopaths running the government again, please?  Who's actually sitting in the big-chair is almost less of a concern.
 
2020-05-05 1:52:35 PM  

HerptheDerp: JolobinSmokin: I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.

I'm with ya brother, let's vote 3rd party together, that's the only way out of this mess.


I vote write in Tulsi
 
2020-05-05 1:53:16 PM  

whither_apophis: If I were an agent overseas I'd be getting the fark out of Da Nang right about now


For overseas agents in "not hostile but not exactly allies either" countries, it might make sense to temporarily defect, with the agreement they would leave the country when the Trump regime ends.

That way they can avoid the purges that will occur in the central offices.
 
2020-05-05 1:55:46 PM  

Rucker10: mamoru: Rucker10: How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.

Because the people most invested in getting them into positions of power are the same people who decide whether or not they get their security clearances?

So DSS is just full of people that look at a background check and say, "Yup, Q believer. No problems there."

That's terrifying. I mean obvious really, but still.


Or maybe their bosses (or bosses' bosses) just make sure those people understand that this is the person they want for the job, so anything off kilter should be ignored if those people want to keep their jobs.
 
2020-05-05 1:57:57 PM  

JolobinSmokin: See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?


Jesus Goddamn THIS.
 
2020-05-05 2:02:21 PM  
So of course put him in charge of Intelligence.

You know, the Peter Principle used to mean you rose in an organization only until you had no competence at anything.  These guys go so much further, to where you have nothing but incompetence in everything.  They should call that the Kushner Kompetence Korollary.
 
2020-05-05 2:03:23 PM  

HerptheDerp: JolobinSmokin: I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.

I'm with ya brother, let's vote 3rd party together, that's the only way out of this mess.


I'm voting for Biden.

He's terrible but he's our only chance.

Just please, no more republican appointees. They screw you everytime.  And they do it with bipartisan support.
 
2020-05-05 2:04:34 PM  

Rucker10: How the fark do these people keep getting security clearances? Filling out an SF86 truthfully would disqualify any of them and under scrutiny any lie on said form should be easy to find and also easy to prosecute.


Because trump orders that they be given clearance? Just like he did with jarhead the piss boy.
 
2020-05-05 2:07:00 PM  
Every day the reminder is nailed to our foreheads - elections have consequences.
 
2020-05-05 2:18:42 PM  

Diogenes: Because of course he is.


I literally came here to say this.
 
2020-05-05 2:19:51 PM  
Is this just all part of the plan?

And yeah, how'd he get security clearance?

One imagines the intelligence community will withhold information from him until we restart the government next January.

/hopefully
 
2020-05-05 2:20:11 PM  
Will any of the senators have the balls to ask him about this?
 
2020-05-05 2:29:23 PM  
The country is rudder less
 
2020-05-05 2:31:09 PM  

whither_apophis: If I were an agent overseas I'd be getting the fark out of Da Nang right about now


Ratcliffe will be like the spy in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", only the difference will be that both sides know who the mole is and will not blink an eye.
 
2020-05-05 2:55:09 PM  
So not only is trump nominating an unhinged nut job to head our national security but the republican Senate may confirm an unhinged nutjob.

After this willingness to self identify as a republican will tell people everything they need to know.
 
2020-05-05 3:02:47 PM  

Astorix: The country is rudder less


Rudderless?  Oh, no, this country has a perfectly functional rudder that's pointing the ship of state at a large iceberg made out of nitroglycerin, the engines are set to ramming speed, and the crew has set fire to the lifeboats.
 
2020-05-05 3:12:35 PM  
This is turning out to be The Worst Adaptation of The Stand ever.
Trump is just physically wrong to be Randall Flagg - he couldn't be The Walking Dude - his heart couldn't take it.  Jared doesn't have enough emotional depth to be a believable Lloyd Henreid, and now they want us to accept Ratcliffe as The Trashcan Man?  Please.  Trash would never have fallen for that Q-con - as written, he is much too discerning.
Please tell me this dreadful series is coming towards its finale.
 
2020-05-05 3:26:47 PM  

LarryDan43: He is Q


He's the one that has the ear and arms of Q. But Roger Stone IS Q.
 
2020-05-05 3:30:15 PM  

JolobinSmokin: HerptheDerp: JolobinSmokin: I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.

I'm with ya brother, let's vote 3rd party together, that's the only way out of this mess.

I'm voting for Biden.

He's terrible but he's our only chance.

Just please, no more republican appointees. They screw you everytime.  And they do it with bipartisan support.


I have but one question to ask each and every single individual who is hyper focused  on November. What do you do if elections are canceled in September? What then?

Why isn't anyone yet talking of what should be done to stand up to Trump WHEN he tries it. Because it is when, not if, folks.

Start farking planning for it.
 
2020-05-05 3:34:47 PM  
If I were an intelligence agent I would follow the whackjobs too, to keep an eye on them, but I wouldn't "like" their crap or retweet them.

No, I'm not giving this guy that benefit of the doubt.
 
2020-05-05 3:35:10 PM  

pookerbug: Regardless or whether or not Biden is a senile, doddering old white fark, can we clean house of all of these yahoos and get some competent non-psychopaths running the government again, please?  Who's actually sitting in the big-chair is almost less of a concern.


/ Trump makes late administration Reagan an Rhode Scholar in comparison
 
2020-05-05 3:53:06 PM  

JolobinSmokin: HerptheDerp: JolobinSmokin: I'm quitting the Democratic party if they ever appointment a conservative or someone across the isle to a cabinet position again.

It'll just slide us further down the line to fascism.

See appointment Mueller, Comey, Gates and anyone else they've appointed to cross the isle.

How did that work out?  Did it win you any elections?  Did any of those appointees when it was time for them to step up for democracy, they layed their asses down?

We're not slowly sliding towards fascism right now, we're actually and factually sending people out to their deaths, so that they can't receive unemployment benefits.  We're here. We have one shot to put it down with this election or it's here to stay.

I'm with ya brother, let's vote 3rd party together, that's the only way out of this mess.

I'm voting for Biden.

He's terrible but he's our only chance.

Just please, no more republican appointees. They screw you everytime.  And they do it with bipartisan support.


The only way Biden is a winning proposition is if he wins with Warren as running mate, then croaks seconds after he takes the oath of office.
 
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