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  2. Thread: Hey Snaps

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    Those knight pieces have nothing distinctive to...

    Those knight pieces have nothing distinctive to mark them as knights, and they're shorter than the rooks. That's weak.
  3. Actually, no.

    Actually, no.
  4. Thread: Tweets

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    Trump is president now. It was in all the papers.

    Trump is president now. It was in all the papers.
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    Yep. There's your level, troll. Just offer what...

    Yep. There's your level, troll. Just offer what you have to offer.
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    “According to sources, President Trump is...

    “According to sources, President Trump is expected to be his own foreign policy adviser following the firing of John Bolton. So I was wrong — he could find someone more dangerous than John Bolton.” —...
  7. Thread: Tweets

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    Oh boy, it's a tweetstorm for Johnny. ...

    Oh boy, it's a tweetstorm for Johnny.

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    That's good. As an adviser, he's as useful as a...

    That's good. As an adviser, he's as useful as a magic 8-ball where every message is "war" or "bomb it" or "regime change". His main utility is being a scary voodoo stick to shake at people. Maybe he...
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    So why did Trump can him, you think? Trump...

    So why did Trump can him, you think?

    Trump gave this by way of explanation:



    I agree about the "Libyan model" comment. It makes no sense that he's bringing up Iraq, because he should have...
  11. Thread: Tweets

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    It's a funny joke, but it's kinda treading on...

    It's a funny joke, but it's kinda treading on sacred ground (but then so is Trump).
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    In your eagerness to talk shit about me, you...

    In your eagerness to talk shit about me, you forgot to tell us what you think about Bolton's ouster. I was a little curious.
  13. You got me. I wasn't sincerely opining that Obama...

    You got me. I wasn't sincerely opining that Obama should have cashed in on taxpayer funded book purchases. That was sarcasm. I was sarcastically implying that Trumpsters would have had more respect...
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    It's not cognitive dissonance, it's just you...

    It's not cognitive dissonance, it's just you being wrong. I thought I was pretty clear.



    You don't read. You think you already know what I'm thinking, so you skim over what I'm actually saying....
  15. That's true. I should have said you've...

    That's true. I should have said you've surrendered any basis for having such criticism taken seriously.

    As far as discerning intent, I tend to do that from the reaction when corrected. If someone...
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  17. For what it's worth, you can read the rules of...

    For what it's worth, you can read the rules of the various incarnations of the game here.

    This could qualify as one of the things you might not know were invented by women.
  18. I know you have a lot of bile to drain, but you...

    I know you have a lot of bile to drain, but you don't need to disrespect Gramps.

    Like you never whattabout Obama in response to criticism of Trump. Sorry, but Trump supporters have surrendered any...
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    I thought maybe you add hot sauce to make them go...

    I thought maybe you add hot sauce to make them go boomer sooner.

    Or, something something panhandle.
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    Why We Need John Bolton

    This was published yesterday in National Review.



    And this just happened:
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    Bolton was a dangerous asshole, and I'm glad to see him out of that position. He was a...
  22. A good laugh.

    A good laugh.
  23. Another case in point. 1171022839962644480 ...

    Another case in point.

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    His approval among Republicans is not that high. And if it were, it wouldn't be a record.

    Trump’s approval rating is strong with Republicans. He...
  24. Stand on Zanzibar!

    Stand on Zanzibar!
  25. Thread: Tweets

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    1171031963953770497 Imagine Donald Trump...

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    Imagine Donald Trump thinking a sex scandal is damaging to a presidential candidate.
  26. On Trump's part, yeah.

    On Trump's part, yeah.
  27. Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort

    I think saving the airport is the main thrust. Without an airport nearby, the resort is screwed. Some golfing for the crew is just gravy.
  28. The voice of reason.

    The voice of reason.
  29. I wonder if it's one of those "make your own...

    I wonder if it's one of those "make your own receiver" deals. As I understand it, those are legal to own (for the person who finishes making the receiver), but not legal to sell.
  30. And if they revoke a person's citizenship and...

    And if they revoke a person's citizenship and declare them "illegal" then they're "just deporting illegals" right?
  31. Okay, there were four states that cancelled the...

    Okay, there were four states that cancelled the Democratic Presidential primary in 2012, but they did not do so preemptively in the year before. They did so after none of the challengers qualified to...
  32. Don't you don't remember how you described the...

    Don't you don't remember how you described the 2016 campaign as Hillary's "coronation"? And yet, there were primaries and caucuses.

    And in 2012, look here.
  33. This seems like a good way to groom a new crop of...

    This seems like a good way to groom a new crop of terrorists.
  34. It's very proper and normal for President...

    It's very proper and normal for President Goodbrain to be displaying a week-old projection map with hand-drawn modification, and it's fake news to say otherwise.
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  37. I will say that the constitution forbids...

    I will say that the constitution forbids emoluments from foreign states, and having the Pence clan run up a tab at Trump Doonbeg on the US taxpayer dime is not a foreign emolument. It's just standard...
  38. This is a genre of fan fiction I did not see...

    This is a genre of fan fiction I did not see coming.
  39. Wow, they really turned it around.

    Wow, they really turned it around.
  40. http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/showthread.php...

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    What does Mary Rosh have to say?
  41. Yeah, they got that wrong. They'd have been fine...

    Yeah, they got that wrong. They'd have been fine if they said "semi-automatic." It doesn't really matter much, though, because the loophole definitely does cover the rifle that the shooter purchased...
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    1167908963523821570 A lot of great Hong Kong...

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    A lot of great Hong Kong protest pictures here, too.
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  44. Biden's eye fills with blood during CNN climate town hall

    That doesn't seem like a good omen.
  45. What a piker. ...

    What a piker.
  46. Thread: Tweets

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    Not this thread, but recent. Yesterday: ...

    Not this thread, but recent.

    Yesterday:


    Today (this one in reply to you):
  47. Thread: Tweets

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    Maybe you missed the fact that she was responding...

    Maybe you missed the fact that she was responding to Ted Cruz pointing at Chicago (not Kansas City or St. Louis).

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  48. Heh. Yeah, I'm disingenuous because I...

    Heh.



    Yeah, I'm disingenuous because I didn't take seriously the $10,000 background check fee you dreamed up.
  49. Why would they be any different than Mar-a-Lago?...

    Why would they be any different than Mar-a-Lago?



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  50. Lincoln Bedroom! :shakefist:

    Lincoln Bedroom! :shakefist:
  51. That's where Obama went wrong. He didn't turn a...

    That's where Obama went wrong. He didn't turn a personal profit. He should have had the government buy a few thousand copies of his book and give them out.
  52. Thread: Tweets

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    I have to admit, it's pretty hilarious that Ben...

    I have to admit, it's pretty hilarious that Ben thinks Walmart is a tool of the left.
  53. Thread: Tweets

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    1169258365098180608 Now the free market has a...

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    Now the free market has a liberal bias.
  54. Thread: Tweets

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    Why is is always Chicago and never Kansas City?...

    Why is is always Chicago and never Kansas City? Or St. Louis?
  55. "Oh, man, we got burgled again. The burglar came...

    "Oh, man, we got burgled again. The burglar came in through that unlocked window."

    "Maybe we should lock that window."

    "Don't be ridiculous. It's illegal for the burglar to come through that...
  56. Have you never passed a background check? I have....

    Have you never passed a background check? I have. Didn't hurt a bit.
  57. No. Nobody is taking away any stairs. Unlocking...

    No. Nobody is taking away any stairs. Unlocking the door is no real hurdle. It's a small inconvenience for someone with a key. Passing a background check is a small hurdle for a legal purchaser.
    ...
  58. So maybe putting another hurdle in their way is...

    So maybe putting another hurdle in their way is still worthwhile. If nothing else, to deter the less motivated ones.
  59. What makes you think someone willing to break the...

    What makes you think someone willing to break the law by stealing from you won't find another way into your house? Jimmy the lock, break a window.
  60. Okay. I don't think that. I think it's still...

    Okay.

    I don't think that. I think it's still worthwhile to put as many barriers as possible in his way. Buying black market limits his choices. Maybe he can't get an AR. Maybe he has to settle for...
  61. Do you lock your door when you leave your house?

    Do you lock your door when you leave your house?
  62. Because he (apparently) went to a private seller.

    Because he (apparently) went to a private seller.
  63. Background checks are a control on the seller,...

    Background checks are a control on the seller, not the buyer. They can and do prevent law abiding sellers from selling to prohibited purchasers.
  64. And if the alleged private seller were legally...

    And if the alleged private seller were legally required to get a background check on the buyer, you (Adam) claim this wouldn't have made a difference.
  65. You win the thread!

    You win the thread!
  66. What make you think he bought it illegally?...

    What make you think he bought it illegally? Private sales without background checks are perfectly legal.
  67. Really? How big a sample size do you need and...

    Really? How big a sample size do you need and why?

    First of all, the 3200 number is completely irrelevant. There were 750489 bankruptcies, and their sample size is 910 (the number of responses...
  68. Odessa gunman bought weapon through private sale: Sources

    We'll have to see if the police confirm this on the record, but it's certainly plausible.

    [Stolen gun comment in 3... 2... 1...]
  69. One other thing that Rolling Stone didn't point...

    One other thing that Rolling Stone didn't point out. WaPo quotes Himmelstein making the point that each bankruptcy filing affects more than one person (on average) and then they cry foul at changing...
  70. It's one survey versus another survey. Not sure...

    It's one survey versus another survey. Not sure why one survey is "opinions without substantiation" while the other survey is "facts".
  71. I don't really care about that nit, because: ...

    I don't really care about that nit, because:



    You can limit it to those cases where medical bills "very much" contributed to the bankruptcy, and that is still way too many.
  72. Well, they linked to the WaPo article itself, and...

    Well, they linked to the WaPo article itself, and they summed up that stuff thusly:
  73. No, I'm genuinely surprised. I believe that is...

    No, I'm genuinely surprised. I believe that is the purpose and intent of all such so-called "religious freedom restoration acts", but I didn't expect it to be so explicit in the text. I think most...
  74. Nobody pretended that. There was no need to...

    Nobody pretended that. There was no need to pretend anything. It was merely pointed out that Trump said "they took over the airports", which he did say.
  75. Alabama, nowhere near Alabama, semantics. By the...

    Alabama, nowhere near Alabama, semantics. By the way, Obama did not double down on 57 states and accuse reporters of fake news over it.
  76. The Washington Post’s Latest Fact Check of Bernie Sanders Is Really Something

    For those of you who like to criticize fact-checkers, this is how it's done. With facts and analysis (which you can read at the link).
  77. Case in point: Trump refused to back down from...

    Case in point:

    Trump refused to back down from his claim that Hurricane Dorian could hit Alabama, even after the National Weather Service said it was false
  78. Wow. I didn't realize that the freedom of...

    Wow. I didn't realize that the freedom of religious expression law was so specific to anti-gay and anti-trans religiosity.
  79. How so? Is there a test for the validity of their...

    How so? Is there a test for the validity of their religious belief? Is the objection that the bible doesn't support their belief?
  80. No ‘Mixed’ or ‘Gay’ Couples, Mississippi Wedding Venue Owner Says on Video

    So, there's your free exercise of religion by business.
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    Poland was decimated. Congratulations, Poland. ...

    Poland was decimated. Congratulations, Poland.

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  82. Somebody should tell Canada, Norway, Japan, UK,...

    Somebody should tell Canada, Norway, Japan, UK, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Spain, Iceland, Kuwait, and UAE that what they've been doing for awhile now is impossible.
  83. Thread: Tweets

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    First of all, I'm not freaking out about...

    First of all, I'm not freaking out about anything. Second of all, you've lost the thread of your own argument.
  84. Thread: Animals

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  85. It must be a case where either the fetus isn't...

    It must be a case where either the fetus isn't viable, or the pregnancy endangers the mother's life or health.



    Pro-life people will argue that "health" could mean anything and some...
  86. The sober reflections of your president on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

    This is a thing that he said:
  87. At worst, they're indifferent. In general they...

    At worst, they're indifferent. In general they prefer a happy childbirth, but in cases where the mother doesn't want the pregnancy, they prioritize the mother's rights ahead of the fetus. They are...
  88. Thread: Tweets

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    1. Make a broad statement. 2. Get disproved 3....

    1. Make a broad statement.
    2. Get disproved
    3. Cite an inscrutable exception
  89. I explained without criticism. As predicted, you...

    I explained without criticism. As predicted, you refuse to listen.

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  90. Every state in the union has restrictions on...

    Every state in the union has restrictions on abortion in the third trimester. No state in the union allows infanticide after birth. The things you said are not true. You are ineducable because you...
  91. Thread: Tweets

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    I very seldom see high resolution satellite...

    I very seldom see high resolution satellite images in the news. The last time I remember seeing that is in the lead-up to invading Iraq. That was done to convince allies at the UN that there was good...
  92. Yeah, okay. You didn't say whether it was an...

    Yeah, okay. You didn't say whether it was an active or a passive tag.
  93. Thread: Tweets

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    That means it isn't illegal. That doesn't mean it...

    That means it isn't illegal. That doesn't mean it isn't incredibly stupid. Some of us still think it matters when the president does something stupid.
  94. Thread: Tweets

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    False.

    False.
  95. Lies.

    Lies.
  96. I'm going to explain this to you one time, and...

    I'm going to explain this to you one time, and then I wash my hands of it. I know you won't listen, but I'll have made the effort.

    The issue of abortion is fundamentally a tension between two...
  97. Okay, so don't get one. The Biohax implants...

    Okay, so don't get one.

    The Biohax implants use an NTAG216 chip, made by NXP.

    By the way, it's not a question of detection. Passive RFID units need to be powered by the RF link. Ultra High...
  98. Here's my agenda. It's complicated, so follow...

    Here's my agenda. It's complicated, so follow closely. I don't think DHS is being open and transparent about their eminent domain actions with regard to the border wall.
  99. It's as correct as "anti-choice".

    It's as correct as "anti-choice".
  100. But they do. ...

    But they do.

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