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(Washington Post)   "For everyone, it was a distraction or a reprieve," said one White House official. Were they talking about A) The Olympics, B) Presidents' Day, or C) The slaughter of American school children?   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-02-19 06:09:41 PM  
When your only concern is political image, everything - no matter how picayune, or horrible, or minor, or world-shattering - is seen through that lens.

Remember, there are folks (nutters, mind you, but, still...) out there right now claiming that the Florida shooting was somehow arranged or contrived by Democrat "elites" to embarrass the president as revenge for releasing the Nunes memo.

This is what happens when insanity and lies moves faster than reason and truth.
 
2018-02-19 06:10:50 PM  
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2018-02-19 06:17:59 PM  
I'm reminded of that West Wing episode where CJ misspoke that the President is relieved to be focusing on things that matter, when confronted with having to send soldiers into battle.

In this case the death of school children has left the whole white House relieved.

And what's worse, this is farking real life not some god damn tv show. Bunch of farking.... Well I don't have the god damned words for them anymore. At least nothing that wouldn't get eaten by the filter.
 
2018-02-19 06:56:30 PM  
Between this and conservatives now attacking the survivors of the shooting, this country is diseased.
 
2018-02-19 07:25:28 PM  
This is when normal people would realize that they were just about dead inside and burn that motherfarking place to the ground, metaphorically speaking, so that they could go on living with themselves.
 
2018-02-19 07:27:38 PM  
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2018-02-19 07:34:36 PM  
That is one farked up administration.
 
2018-02-19 07:39:04 PM  
Not to BSAB but, remember when Democrats failed to give this child a reprieve from the distraction of fake global warming?

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2018-02-19 08:35:12 PM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Not to BSAB but, remember when Democrats failed to give this child a reprieve from the distraction of fake global warming?

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2018-02-19 08:47:05 PM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Not to BSAB but, remember when Democrats failed to give this child a reprieve from the distraction of fake global warming?

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Does it bother you that people think you make no sense?
 
2018-02-19 08:47:51 PM  
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Nailed it
 
2018-02-19 08:48:46 PM  

Gubbo: I'm reminded of that West Wing episode where CJ misspoke that the President is relieved to be focusing on things that matter, when confronted with having to send soldiers into battle.

In this case the death of school children has left the whole white House relieved.

And what's worse, this is farking real life not some god damn tv show. Bunch of farking.... Well I don't have the god damned words for them anymore. At least nothing that wouldn't get eaten by the filter.


This is exactly what I thought, too.
 
2018-02-19 08:49:40 PM  
Republicans are sociopaths.
 
2018-02-19 08:50:35 PM  
Now all the republicans need is another presidential sex scandal to get the focus off those pesky kids from Florida whining about gun control.
 
2018-02-19 08:52:19 PM  
Of all the horrifying things happening in our country right now, I am most terrified by the realization of exactly how many psychopaths we have in our government, and in our society as a whole.
 
2018-02-19 08:52:36 PM  
Fark everyone who even tangentially supports this disgusting president and his morally bankrupt party. Do the world a favor and consider jumping in front of a thresher.
 
2018-02-19 08:53:49 PM  
The best people!
 
2018-02-19 08:54:06 PM  

Schroedinger's Glory Hole: Not to BSAB but, remember when Democrats failed to give this child a reprieve from the distraction of fake global warming?

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Blin, it's not working.
 
2018-02-19 08:54:06 PM  

Fido McCokefiend: Between this and conservatives now attacking the survivors of the shooting, this country the republican party is diseased.

FTFY

 
2018-02-19 08:54:08 PM  
We're again having that conversation: who's more important, people living, or few people collecting weapons for imaginary threats (and supposedly, sport).

Once again the Republicans side with the weapons makers and hoarders. Once again they choose this over kids being alive.
 
2018-02-19 08:56:39 PM  

verbaltoxin: We're again having that conversation: who's more important, people living, or few people collecting weapons for imaginary threats (and supposedly, sport).

Once again the Republicans side with the weapons makers and hoarders. Once again they choose this over kids being alive.


The important thing is that they were born.
 
2018-02-19 08:57:08 PM  
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2018-02-19 09:00:11 PM  

The5thElement: Now all the republicans need is another presidential sex scandal to get the focus off those pesky kids from Florida whining about gun control.


Unfortunately, Trump is such a known pussy-grabber and philanderer that even new reports can barely catch the media's interest.

We may have to go vice-presidental on this one. Or come up with the actual pee-tape.
 
2018-02-19 09:09:24 PM  
Continue drinking, got it.
 
2018-02-19 09:10:28 PM  
Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

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Trump administration official on school shootings, in WaPo today:

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2018-02-19 09:11:49 PM  
You know, I'm sure every administration has moments where they talk about events among themselves using this kind of language because politics is by nature a cynical beast but most have the know better than to let that sort of talk escape the confines of private meetings.
 
2018-02-19 09:12:30 PM  
it would be nice to have a reprieve from mass shootings
 
2018-02-19 09:12:43 PM  
ah yes.  The commonality of comedians and off the record White House officials.

totally the same.  Thanks for learnin me something
 
2018-02-19 09:14:09 PM  

Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

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Trump administration official on school shootings, in WaPo today:

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Who the fark cares what Chris Rock thinks?
 
2018-02-19 09:14:24 PM  

Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

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Trump administration official on school shootings, in WaPo today:

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False equivalency is certainly a type of equivalency so I guess you have that going for you which is nice.
 
2018-02-19 09:14:37 PM  
There could be a mass casualty event happen in multiple states and the administration would probably be absolutely giddy.

So long as people aren't paying attention to them and what they're doing, they'd be willing to have thousands of Americans be killed in one way or another.
 
2018-02-19 09:14:55 PM  
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2018-02-19 09:16:22 PM  
This is just all so farking sad.

Truly.
 
2018-02-19 09:16:29 PM  

Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:


The difference being Chris Rock is making a joke, and this administration IS a joke.
 
2018-02-19 09:16:44 PM  
Morbid cocksuckers, the lot of em.
 
2018-02-19 09:18:09 PM  

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shiat, I meant to post that in the CPAC thead.

That's enough internet for me today.
 
2018-02-19 09:18:13 PM  
NEWS: 17 high school students and teachers were murdered today in Florid...

White House: Hallelujah!

There are no words.
 
2018-02-19 09:23:43 PM  
Kinda like how the murder of my mother and her second family was a welcome reprieve from the federal racketeering trial I was in the middle of.
 
2018-02-19 09:26:39 PM  
Would this official be one whose "ongoing" security check revealed that they make meatloaf out of kittens and puppies?

/I don't even know what circle of Hell such a being would need to land in.
 
2018-02-19 09:32:02 PM  
Still not as bad of a political misstep as the Franken revelation in Newsweek today.  That's really going to hurt the Democratic Party when Tweeden announces she made it all up right before the election.  Those Democratic Congresswomen that piled on Franken aren't going to get many male votes because of it.

We afford due process for a reason, Madames Gillibrand and Warren.  Remember this, because your presidential ambitions have ended.  Any energies applied to you are wasted.
 
2018-02-19 09:33:09 PM  

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2018-02-19 09:34:39 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: ralphjr: [img.fark.net image 425x334]
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WOO-HOO, WE GET TO INVADE IRAQ!!!
 
2018-02-19 09:35:18 PM  

MaliFinn: Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

The difference being Chris Rock is making a joke, and this administration IS a joke.


Yes well, that was my point, which apparently easily escaped some readers.
 
2018-02-19 09:40:31 PM  
Trump loved the focus being off the Russian investigation for a few days, until Mueller farked it up on Friday.
 
2018-02-19 09:41:24 PM  

Badmoodman: MaliFinn: Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

The difference being Chris Rock is making a joke, and this administration IS a joke.

Yes well, that was my point, which apparently easily escaped some readers.


Protip: if you want people to understand your point, say something that resembles your point.
 
2018-02-19 09:42:03 PM  
10 years ago if someone had written out the past two years in the form of a fiction novel it would be rejected as too ridiculous, unrealistic, and unbelievable.

And if someone from 2018 came back and explained it all to the February 2016 version of you, once you got over the shock you'd probably either flee the country in fear or put on a sandwich board to preach the apocalypse.
 
2018-02-19 09:43:06 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: Badmoodman: MaliFinn: Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

The difference being Chris Rock is making a joke, and this administration IS a joke.

Yes well, that was my point, which apparently easily escaped some readers.

Protip: if you want people to understand your point, say something that resembles your point.


it wasn't that hard to follow so not sure why you had difficulty with it
 
2018-02-19 09:43:17 PM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: Badmoodman: Chris Rock on school shootings, 1999:

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Trump administration official on school shootings, in WaPo today:

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Who the fark cares what Chris Rock thinks?


You, since you cared enough to post about what you think about what he thinks.
 
2018-02-19 09:47:27 PM  

lordjupiter: 10 years ago if someone had written out the past two years in the form of a fiction novel it would be rejected as too ridiculous, unrealistic, and unbelievable.

And if someone from 2018 came back and explained it all to the February 2016 version of you, once you got over the shock you'd probably either flee the country in fear or put on a sandwich board to preach the apocalypse.


Funny you should say that:  https://www.politico.com/magaz​ine/stor​y/2018/02/17/political-thriller-russia​-scandal-trump-david-pepper-217020
 
2018-02-19 09:47:41 PM  
I'm going to be physically ill.

Fark Trump. 
Fark you for voting for him.
Fark you for being complicit for this.
The world needs to be eradicated of this shiat.
 
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