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2018-03-07 01:25:27 PM  
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2018-03-07 01:27:28 PM  
also, there's that^

basically, we have another crazy week and we're already losing some major stories to the constant spew of crapola.

so here's a mid week catchup thread to dump any rumors and discuss the chaos we're witnessing.

just 24 more days...

24 more before we get a constitutional crisis (probably)
 
2018-03-07 01:29:06 PM  
I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.
 
2018-03-07 01:32:12 PM  

Glitchwerks: I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.


It doesn't matter.  She can produce a random micropenis pic and Donnie's never going to be able to prove it's not him.  That would be epic.
 
2018-03-07 01:34:06 PM  

Glitchwerks: I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.


The list of things we didn't think he would be stupid enough to do is larger than the list of people who have left his administration during the first year.
 
2018-03-07 01:34:28 PM  
I'm sure this thread will get red-lit quickly.  I don't know what the hell is going on with the queue lately but it's like pulling teeth to get a decent thread for discussing new news green lit.
 
2018-03-07 01:35:41 PM  
Aaaand it's green.  Maybe I should whine more often.
 
2018-03-07 01:36:43 PM  

BizarreMan: Glitchwerks: I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.

The list of things we didn't think he would be stupid enough to do is larger than the list of people who have left his administration during the first year.


Really tho', how farking ignorant must one be not to sign an NDA?

I always thought Trump was a moron; didn't realize it could go to this level when there's money on the line.
 
2018-03-07 01:41:21 PM  
Amazing. The only thing keeping this administration in power is the Mitch McConnell Club.
 
2018-03-07 01:44:44 PM  
Alexa starts testifying to Mueller over everything the AI net has heard/processed.

And, then tells a dirty joke.
 
2018-03-07 01:47:36 PM  

whidbey: Mitch McConnell Club.


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2018-03-07 01:47:44 PM  

stovepipe: Aaaand it's green.  Maybe I should whine more often.


don't question my powers sometimes :-P

/but i agree about the queue
//that abomination of a headline for the Nader story being my biggest gripe
///that and it going to the politics tab overnight
 
2018-03-07 01:47:50 PM  

Rwa2play: BizarreMan: Glitchwerks: I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.

The list of things we didn't think he would be stupid enough to do is larger than the list of people who have left his administration during the first year.

Really tho', how farking ignorant must one be not to sign an NDA?

I always thought Trump was a moron; didn't realize it could go to this level when there's money on the line.


 The not signing thing is the most shocking part to me. Moron Don signs everything proudly with his black sharpie marker. Remember when he signed the wall of that relief center when he went to visit after one of the hurricanes? He defaced a wall with his stupid signature for no apparent reason, but he forgot to sign an NDA.
 
2018-03-07 01:49:37 PM  

Glitchwerks: I still don't believe that even Trump would be stupid enough to send Stormy a picture of the little cheeto.


 I can't believe any man would do this! But so many do it.  I guess I wouldn't be that shocked if he managed to figure out how to work the camera on his phone and send one.
 
2018-03-07 01:50:58 PM  

whidbey: Amazing. The only thing keeping this administration in power is the Mitch McConnell Club.


If Mitch isn't careful, he'll get caught up in it and can't do anything about it except resign.
 
2018-03-07 02:02:36 PM  

Miss5280: The not signing thing is the most shocking part to me. Moron Don signs everything proudly with his black sharpie marker. Remember when he signed the wall of that relief center when he went to visit after one of the hurricanes? He defaced a wall with his stupid signature for no apparent reason, but he forgot to sign an NDA.


Well, he figured it was all good. He;s Trump. He's special.  It's all good.

Imagine what this, and this alone, would have done to other presidents.
 
2018-03-07 02:06:26 PM  

Myrdinn: Alexa starts testifying to Mueller over everything the AI net has heard/processed.

And, then tells a dirty joke.


Maybe that explains the creepy laughter.  She's thinking of jokes and chuckling to herself.
 
2018-03-07 02:22:53 PM  
 
2018-03-07 02:30:50 PM  
One of the important drop-offs is the Steele memo.

I think the press need to keep hammering on things like
Russian Interference:
- the State Department is sitting on $120M to combat Russian interference. When will they act? What kind of pressure is Trump exerting on the State Dept. to get it done?
- Trump said he'll deploy counter measures to thwart interference. What teams does he have in place to do that?
- Coats says he needs a go-ahead to implement additional security measures. When will Trump authorize them?
- The sanctions that Trump implied he will act on, what deadline has he given to implement them? How many on the list does he plan to cover? All? Half?
Cabinet Corruption:
- Why is Jared Kushner still employed?
- Why do so many cabinet members surpass their budgets for personal expenses? Are staffers that get reprimanded or written up for following the rules being redressed or compensated? Why aren't those responsible for breaking those workplace rules being punished or at least called out by the President. At least some acknowledgement by Trump that the issues are being corrected would be better than silence.
- Is Trump going to come down on Trump corp. for illegally using the Presidential Seal at his clubs/courses?
- What is Trump doing in regards to Kellyann Conway for the possible Hatch Act violations?
The Economy:
- The majority of analysts think the tariffs and trade wars will hurt the economy. Why is the President so adamant in engaging them? What will he do to mitigate their impacts on the economy?
- The tax reform windfalls to workers have been meager. The vast majority of them went to stock buybacks that only benefit shareholders, while what little workers did get were in the form of bonuses instead of raises. Why hasn't the President called out corporations for bad faith? Wasn't the tax reform supposed to help the average worker, not corporate fat cats?
(not as important, but topical) Video Games and Violence:
- How many video game companies were invited to the panel? How many researchers on the phenomenon? What qualified the invitees over other companies and researchers? Will this be live and public like your previous gun debate?
- Since video games already have ratings and rules for sales, what would the President expect game companies to do differently? How would Trump do to enforce these recommendations?
Other Scandals:
-If Trump could lie about an illicit affair, what else might he be lying about? Why should the public believe him?

I know I'm missing a ton, but answering questions on the Russian, corruption, and economic fronts should be happening at every single press conference.
 
2018-03-07 02:34:10 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: - Why is Jared Kushner still employed?


Paid, not so sure about "employed."
 
2018-03-07 02:47:29 PM  

Myrdinn: JohnnyApocalypse: - Why is Jared Kushner still employed?

Paid, not so sure about "employed."


also, we found ted lieu's Fark handle
 
2018-03-07 02:53:24 PM  

Myrdinn: JohnnyApocalypse: - Why is Jared Kushner still employed?

Paid, not so sure about "employed."


I thought he was working for free.  Hahahahhahahahha.
 
2018-03-07 02:54:02 PM  
What was the troll farm scoop? I didn't see anything besides an article about Reddit dragging their feet on documentation.
 
2018-03-07 02:56:11 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: What was the troll farm scoop? I didn't see anything besides an article about Reddit dragging their feet on documentation.


They should change their name to RussianBearit.
 
2018-03-07 03:09:36 PM  

whidbey: JohnnyApocalypse: What was the troll farm scoop? I didn't see anything besides an article about Reddit dragging their feet on documentation.

They should change their name to RussianBearit.


I tried to rush & bear it once.  The police were not amused.
 
2018-03-07 03:15:02 PM  
so, a thought crossed my mine earlier. With Vlad's statement that "traitors will pay" and the nerve agent attack on a known spy(mole) and his daughter...was this a symbolic gesture towards Trump? Showing that not only will they get you in a safe place at home, but they have no qualms hitting your family too?

and there's the nuking Florida presentation.


just feels like Putin is getting a bit tougher in his "wink wink nudge nudge, Donnie" talk
 
2018-03-07 03:22:54 PM  
Apparently Canada and Mexico will be exempt from Trump Sanctions.

Well, that's nice of him.
 
2018-03-07 03:34:22 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Apparently Canada and Mexico will be exempt from Trump Sanctions.

Well, that's nice of him.


I think it was a farker (or maybe a Twit) that was pointing out that both the UAE and Russia have massive steel and aluminium stockpiles that these tariffs will likely help with.
 
2018-03-07 03:41:08 PM  
I don't know about you, but I was relieved to hear that the west wing is, "a very functioning place of business."

They English goodly too.
 
2018-03-07 03:56:03 PM  
How amusing/sad/surreal would it be if what undoes Trump is not the Russian collusion, the shady business deals, or the complete disregard of the emoluments clause, but illegal campaign activity in trying to hush up an affair with a porn star over a decade ago?
 
2018-03-07 04:10:17 PM  
From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
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2018-03-07 04:17:58 PM  

Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
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2018-03-07 04:37:06 PM  

somedude210: so, a thought crossed my mine earlier. With Vlad's statement that "traitors will pay" and the nerve agent attack on a known spy(mole) and his daughter...was this a symbolic gesture towards Trump? Showing that not only will they get you in a safe place at home, but they have no qualms hitting your family too?

and there's the nuking Florida presentation.


just feels like Putin is getting a bit tougher in his "wink wink nudge nudge, Donnie" talk


I'm wondering if Russia has changed sides and is now trying to covertly help the anti-Trump movement.  Their main goal is chaos in the United States, and the effort to remove Trump from power will be extremely chaotic now that he's dug in.
 
2018-03-07 04:46:40 PM  

ArkPanda: somedude210: so, a thought crossed my mine earlier. With Vlad's statement that "traitors will pay" and the nerve agent attack on a known spy(mole) and his daughter...was this a symbolic gesture towards Trump? Showing that not only will they get you in a safe place at home, but they have no qualms hitting your family too?

and there's the nuking Florida presentation.


just feels like Putin is getting a bit tougher in his "wink wink nudge nudge, Donnie" talk

I'm wondering if Russia has changed sides and is now trying to covertly help the anti-Trump movement.  Their main goal is chaos in the United States, and the effort to remove Trump from power will be extremely chaotic now that he's dug in.


More like about fifteen months ago there was a moment of stunned silence and one voice said, "wait... that worked?! THAT WORKED!!! Hold on, who is doing what now, where?"

About nine months ago, "Yes, they were too dumb to work with, but we had to test out the theory. No one expected it to work quite that well, we were just doing a shakedown cruise!"

About six months ago, "we've got to cut bait and run. This is just too... amateur hour, and they are farking up things in ways we can't predict."

So, lately, "well, if we help the devils we know, at least we'll know which dance to go to in the pale moonlight."
 
2018-03-07 04:49:07 PM  

ArkPanda: somedude210: so, a thought crossed my mine earlier. With Vlad's statement that "traitors will pay" and the nerve agent attack on a known spy(mole) and his daughter...was this a symbolic gesture towards Trump? Showing that not only will they get you in a safe place at home, but they have no qualms hitting your family too?

and there's the nuking Florida presentation.


just feels like Putin is getting a bit tougher in his "wink wink nudge nudge, Donnie" talk

I'm wondering if Russia has changed sides and is now trying to covertly help the anti-Trump movement.  Their main goal is chaos in the United States, and the effort to remove Trump from power will be extremely chaotic now that he's dug in.


That was a theory that kicked around here last year, about this time when the Russia stuff started flooding out, that even if he was Trump's handler, it doesn't mean he wouldn't burn him. 

Now, arguably, you wouldn't burn your asset unnecessarily like that. But maybe they realized that burning him is better for their money than letting Mueller get too close and start burning their shiat down too. 

Who knows? I wouldn't put it past them that they're afraid Donnie would crack under pressure and reveal the whole thing to save his own ass and may have been "reminding" him who owns who. 

The sex worker in Thailand, I'm not entirely sold that it isn't a plant by Russia to discredit the Mueller investigation. Or to get the media telling everything she says, both real mixed with fake, and muddy the waters so that when Mueller does come out with his report, no one knows whether to believe Mueller because some of his report doesn't square with what we've been told by the media ("who is never wrong...except when they are")

I dunno. I can see how he'd play this if that was his goal. But maybe he's also busy keeping his own house together to bother with ours?
 
2018-03-07 05:16:26 PM  

Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
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Oh please let her be fired, please let her be fired.....
 
2018-03-07 05:18:19 PM  

somedude210: ArkPanda: somedude210: so, a thought crossed my mine earlier. With Vlad's statement that "traitors will pay" and the nerve agent attack on a known spy(mole) and his daughter...was this a symbolic gesture towards Trump? Showing that not only will they get you in a safe place at home, but they have no qualms hitting your family too?

and there's the nuking Florida presentation.


just feels like Putin is getting a bit tougher in his "wink wink nudge nudge, Donnie" talk

I'm wondering if Russia has changed sides and is now trying to covertly help the anti-Trump movement.  Their main goal is chaos in the United States, and the effort to remove Trump from power will be extremely chaotic now that he's dug in.

That was a theory that kicked around here last year, about this time when the Russia stuff started flooding out, that even if he was Trump's handler, it doesn't mean he wouldn't burn him.
Now, arguably, you wouldn't burn your asset unnecessarily like that. But maybe they realized that burning him is better for their money than letting Mueller get too close and start burning their shiat down too.
Who knows? I wouldn't put it past them that they're afraid Donnie would crack under pressure and reveal the whole thing to save his own ass and may have been "reminding" him who owns who.
The sex worker in Thailand, I'm not entirely sold that it isn't a plant by Russia to discredit the Mueller investigation. Or to get the media telling everything she says, both real mixed with fake, and muddy the waters so that when Mueller does come out with his report, no one knows whether to believe Mueller because some of his report doesn't square with what we've been told by the media ("who is never wrong...except when they are")

I dunno. I can see how he'd play this if that was his goal. But maybe he's also busy keeping his own house together to bother with ours?


Wouldn't work, whatever Mueller comes forward with will be hard, undeniable evidence. I think part of the reason the Thai girl went away was because they caught wiff of some of their Turkish boys flipping and they realized he'd have either receipts, or pictures, or both to directly refute her story.
 
2018-03-07 05:19:06 PM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
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Oh please let her be fired, please let her be fired.....


She really stepped on her own clit there.
 
2018-03-07 05:22:32 PM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
[img.fark.net image 613x346]

Oh please let her be fired, please let her be fired.....


Who's in line to replace her?  Would that person be as entertaining?
 
2018-03-07 05:28:27 PM  

wxboy: Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
[img.fark.net image 613x346]

Oh please let her be fired, please let her be fired.....

Who's in line to replace her?  Would that person be as entertaining?


Hucky Boo Boo isn't entertaining. At least there was some schadenfreude in watching Spicer's soul slowly trickle out of every orifice on stage.

Hucky I just want to gib with a powerfist.

Even a staffer who just melts down in tears at that podium would be more entertaining than Bunny-Boiler Foo Foo.
 
2018-03-07 05:29:07 PM  

wxboy: Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: Dumski: From another submission. Regarding the presser. Haha.
[img.fark.net image 613x346]

Oh please let her be fired, please let her be fired.....

Who's in line to replace her?  Would that person be as entertaining?


Technically right now she doesn't have a direct boss.
 
2018-03-07 05:31:54 PM  
Michael Cohen obtained a temporary restraining order against Daniels from a private arbitrator on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Cohen reportedly emailed the order through his own attorney to Daniels' former attorney, saying that the document "is to remain confidential." NBC News obtained a copy of the document.


LOL, so much for remaining confidential.

Also WTF kinda restraining order is that? Not from a court, but from a "Private arbitrator" and emailed from the attorney to his attorney to her FORMER attorney.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administr​a​tion/377276-trump-lawyer-trying-to-sil​ence-stormy-daniels-with-restraining-o​rder
 
2018-03-07 05:35:33 PM  

Walker: Michael Cohen obtained a temporary restraining order against Daniels from a private arbitrator on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Cohen reportedly emailed the order through his own attorney to Daniels' former attorney, saying that the document "is to remain confidential." NBC News obtained a copy of the document.

LOL, so much for remaining confidential.

Also WTF kinda restraining order is that? Not from a court, but from a "Private arbitrator" and emailed from the attorney to his attorney to her FORMER attorney.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administra​tion/377276-trump-lawyer-trying-to-sil​ence-stormy-daniels-with-restraining-o​rder


Oh that is rich. Dude just got himself dis-barred. Right there, in that one farking document.
 
2018-03-07 05:39:31 PM  
 
2018-03-07 05:44:42 PM  
I'll just repost this

HairBolus: Is it standard in such NDAs (if there is a standard) to prohibit disclosure of alleged children or paternity?

From the NDA in Stormy's complaint: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/z_C​r​eative/Filed%20Complaint.pdf
page 14/28
(a) All intangible information pertaining to DD and/or his family, (including
but not limited to his children or any alleged children ...

page 15/28
(c) All intangible private information (i.e information not generally available
to and/or known by the general public) relating and/or pertaining to DD, including without
limitation DD's business information, familial information, any of his alleged sexual partners,
alleged sexual actions or alleged sexual conduct, related matters or paternity information,

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2018-03-07 06:02:34 PM  

HairBolus: I'll just repost thisHairBolus: Is it standard in such NDAs (if there is a standard) to prohibit disclosure of alleged children or paternity?

From the NDA in Stormy's complaint: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/TODAY/z_Cr​eative/Filed%20Complaint.pdf
page 14/28
(a) All intangible information pertaining to DD and/or his family, (including
but not limited to his children or any alleged children ...

page 15/28
(c) All intangible private information (i.e information not generally available
to and/or known by the general public) relating and/or pertaining to DD, including without
limitation DD's business information, familial information, any of his alleged sexual partners,
alleged sexual actions or alleged sexual conduct, related matters or paternity information,

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Dis-barred AND fired! Cohen is the stupidest lawyer I've ever seen, and I've seen absolute looney-tunes Libertarians with their BAR licenses.
 
2018-03-07 06:04:24 PM  
Imagine if Hillary had hooked up with a porn star and then had the Clinton Foundation pay her hush money. I think the Republican party would vibrate to death from all its members short stroking all over themselves.
 
2018-03-07 06:04:31 PM  

whidbey: JohnnyApocalypse: What was the troll farm scoop? I didn't see anything besides an article about Reddit dragging their feet on documentation.

They should change their name to RussianBearit.


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2018-03-07 06:05:02 PM  

ArkPanda: Their main goal is chaos in the United States


Thank you.  It seems you and I are the only people who caught on to this.
 
2018-03-07 06:08:25 PM  
I have been infromed this whole thing is all a wild and crazy witch hunt.
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