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  1. Still curious.

    Still curious.
  2. Thread: Tweets

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    1196538726257692682 ...

    1196538726257692682

    https://twitter.com/lachlan/status/1196538726257692682
  3. It didn't happen because the jig was up.

    It didn't happen because the jig was up.
  4. First quarter 3.1%, second quarter 2.0%, third...

    First quarter 3.1%, second quarter 2.0%, third quarter 1.9%.

    4th quarter early estimates are below 1%.
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    I took a food and wine class a long time ago in...

    I took a food and wine class a long time ago in college, and I remember the first thing the instructor showed us was making a roux. He made a big batch, like a cup of butter and a cup of flour. He...
  6. I dug up that tweet you wanted to see. You don't...

    I dug up that tweet you wanted to see. You don't have anything to say?
  7. Yeah, scott, the fact that impeachment is...

    Yeah, scott, the fact that impeachment is fundamentally political does not mean that all laws cease to exist and no longer need to be followed.

    Just so you know, your local speed limits also...
  8. Pretty amazing, really, given that GDP growth for...

    Pretty amazing, really, given that GDP growth for 2019 isn't likely to break 2%.
  9. Every impeachment is a political process. It is...

    Every impeachment is a political process. It is not a court of law; it's a procedure in the legislature. And as to why, that is the system of checks and balances built into the constitution which you...
  10. "Hey Bob, your house is on fire!" "Yeah, so...

    "Hey Bob, your house is on fire!"

    "Yeah, so what? Houses have burned before."
  11. I don't wonder if they will. I know they will. I...

    I don't wonder if they will. I know they will. I just wonder what justification they'll come up with.
  12. Truth.

    Truth.
  13. The right seem to care more about how "the left"...

    The right seem to care more about how "the left" feels than they care about what is happening in the world.
  14. Apparently, they fished it out of the garbage and...

    Apparently, they fished it out of the garbage and brought it to the White House. Very respectfully.

    I wonder if Trump is going to give up Gulen. And I wonder how his loyal followers will justify...
  15. You can make any crappy argument you like, but...

    You can make any crappy argument you like, but don't pretend I made it.
  16. Impeachment is a political process. Congressional...

    Impeachment is a political process. Congressional representatives will be voting on it. If they hear from lots of voters in their district, that has been known to affect their votes in Congress.
    ...
  17. Here you go, everybody. He tweeted it on...

    Here you go, everybody. He tweeted it on September 24.

    1176559970390806530

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1176559970390806530

    Now what? Another hoop to jump through? Where you...
  18. Because battleground districts are where the...

    Because battleground districts are where the persuadable people are. Red districts are filled with unreachable voters. Blue districts are already on board. Sure you might find a few independent...
  19. I said I don't know where it started. My...

    I said I don't know where it started. My recollection is that he tweeted it early on and others responded. Are you contending that he never tweeted that?
  20. Frank Luntz has been a part of the Republican...

    Frank Luntz has been a part of the Republican establishment for decades. He routinely focus-groups phrases and language and distributes memos to Republican operatives on "words that work" giving the...
  21. They started impeachment proceedings on the basis...

    They started impeachment proceedings on the basis that Trump used the power of his office to push Zelensky to make a public announcement that he was investigating the Bidens.

    I'm not sure where...
  22. Out of curiosity, what has Billy posted in this...

    Out of curiosity, what has Billy posted in this thread that you consider crapping on someone here?
  23. Switching from "quid pro quo" to "bribery" makes...

    Switching from "quid pro quo" to "bribery" makes perfect sense. Bribery is a bad thing. Quid pro quo is not necessarily a bad thing. Quid pro quo simply means "this for that". It describes an...
  24. Lev Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump, sources say

    Exclusive: After private White House meeting, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump, sources say

    New York (CNN)Among the many guests who had their pictures...
  25. Truly. An invitation for a reasonable exchange of...

    Truly. An invitation for a reasonable exchange of ideas.
  26. It's not a left thing....

    It's not a left thing.
  27. No. But there is a lot of space between term of...

    No. But there is a lot of space between term of affection and insult. The term "boomer" is just a demographic term. It's neither insult nor term of affection. The phrase "OK, Boomer" is dismissive,...
  28. 3 Indiana Judges Suspended After White Castle Brawl That Left 2 Of Them Wounded

    This should be a movie.
  29. So now it's an insult again.

    So now it's an insult again.

    No one said that except you.[/QUOTE]
  30. When you say "Hell even Norm knows it" I feel...

    When you say "Hell even Norm knows it" I feel like I should let you know how I see it, because you do not speak for me.
  31. You posted a lot of bullshit.

    You posted a lot of bullshit.
  32. OK, boomer.

    OK, boomer.
  33. Erdogan Hands ‘Tough Guy’ Letter Back to Trump

    Erdogan Hands ‘Tough Guy’ Letter Back to Trump

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has said he returned a letter sent to him last month by President Trump that had implored him not to be a...
  34. The guy's handle is Gramps, but "boomer" is...

    The guy's handle is Gramps, but "boomer" is considered an insult. That's pretty funny.
  35. I assume you're talking about the phone memo...

    I assume you're talking about the phone memo released by the White House from Trump's call to Zelensky. But I never claimed that wasn't evidence. I think it's pretty damning evidence. What I said was...
  36. There is a reason you folks studiously avoid...

    There is a reason you folks studiously avoid answering "if true" propositions. It's because you are afraid it's true.
  37. Emails aren't evidence. Wait until Hillary and...

    Emails aren't evidence. Wait until Hillary and the DNC find out!
  38. I thought Jordan did an excellent job playing...

    I thought Jordan did an excellent job playing stupid when he told Taylor he must have been wrong about the military aid being contingent on Zelensky announcing an investigation because Zelensky never...
  39. Okay, so you don't care about the evidence that...

    Okay, so you don't care about the evidence that Stephen Miller is racist, because you don't believe it's true.

    On the other hand, if it turns out to be true, you don't care.
  40. Since you're choosing to cite your own disbelief...

    Since you're choosing to cite your own disbelief of the SPLC here, would you commit to saying that IF the emails turn out to be real, and Stephen Miller really did push stories he read at VDARE on to...
  41. This is Stephen Miller's Wikipedia page...

    This is Stephen Miller's Wikipedia page now (emphasis added by me):



    Just to reiterate, President Trump's senior policy adviser is a guy who reads VDARE and passed racist stories to reporters...
  42. Ding ding!

    Ding ding!
  43. Knee-jerk Obama comment in 3, 2, 1...

    Knee-jerk Obama comment in 3, 2, 1...
  44. No. Trump never had any intention of letting...

    No.

    Trump never had any intention of letting DACA folks avoid getting deported, and Mexico was never going to pay for the wall. The man is a liar and you cannot cut a deal with a liar. They tried...
  45. You were the one making noise about her education.

    You were the one making noise about her education.
  46. You missed the point. I quoted one person from...

    You missed the point. I quoted one person from the article. One (singular) person. That person is a real person with a real story. Adam found a Facebook page for a different person, and then...
  47. I have dealt with this talking point in two ways....

    I have dealt with this talking point in two ways. Repeatedly and exhaustively.
  48. A little sample from SPLC:...

    A little sample from SPLC:
  49. This might be an opportune time to note that the...

    This might be an opportune time to note that the administration is arguing today in the Supreme Court for permission to screw over every DACA recipient.
  50. Stephen Miller Pushed Racist Stories to Breitbart, Leaked Emails Show

    Stephen Miller Pushed Racist Stories to Breitbart, Leaked Emails Show


    White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller pushed white-nationalist materials on staffers at the right-wing website...
  51. Somehow, this (the health records thing) doesn't...

    Somehow, this (the health records thing) doesn't run afoul of HIPAA.
  52. In related news, Google also bought FitBit, which...

    In related news, Google also bought FitBit, which provide real-time data on people's heart rate and body temperature and so forth.
  53. Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

    Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

    Google quietly partnered last year with Ascension—the country's second-largest health system—and has since gained...
  54. When Trump and his new Vice, who happened to be a...

    When Trump and his new Vice, who happened to be a governor, cut Carrier a tax deal to keep a factory open, Trump was a goddamn hero, saving the jobs of good Americans, real Americans. He was standing...
  55. Susan Cropper is not who I quoted. Calm yourself.

    Susan Cropper is not who I quoted. Calm yourself.
  56. You jumped in on it with your smear about how...

    You jumped in on it with your smear about how "Rahm Emanuel gave the game away".

    As for the rest of your post, yeah, you hate Obama. We know. You can't stop telling us.
  57. The "worker"? There were several workers profiled...

    The "worker"? There were several workers profiled in that piece. But it's nice of you to write this one off for belonging to a union. And for being educated above her station.

    And since you're...
  58. Then why wouldn't you just say you agree? You...

    Then why wouldn't you just say you agree? You have a most disagreeable way of agreeing.
  59. That is a real person with a real story, and it's...

    That is a real person with a real story, and it's not the person whose Facebook page you linked to. I don't know what you're trying to prove linking to someone else's Facebook page, and blathering on...
  60. You are distorting what Obama said. He never said...

    You are distorting what Obama said. He never said anything about managing the decline. He spoke of a "new normal" of high unemployment as a danger he was trying to avoid. When he said "those jobs...
  61. Two things: First, that does not mean that Obama...

    Two things: First, that does not mean that Obama wanted an economy in free fall. Second, regardless of that smear, it was not in Obama's power at that moment to have put the economy into free fall....
  62. Bzzzt.

    Bzzzt.
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    That is true. And they want to keep it...

    That is true.



    And they want to keep it that way.
  64. That is stupid, I agree. It's got nothing to do...

    That is stupid, I agree. It's got nothing to do with anything posted here, but it's for sure stupid.
  65. Thread: Tweets

    by Norm dePlume
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    1193936403576606722 ...

    1193936403576606722

    https://twitter.com/votevets/status/1193936403576606722

    This is in defiance of a court order.

    U.S. Appeals Court Rules Trump Violated 1st Amendment By Blocking Twitter...
  66. Nikki gives her pitch for excusing the president:...

    Nikki gives her pitch for excusing the president:



    The problem, though, is that the only reason that situation was avoided was because they got caught.
  67. Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump

    Nikki Haley claims top aides tried to recruit her to ‘save the country’ by undermining Trump
    By
    Anne Gearan*
    November 10, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. PST
    NEW YORK — Two of President Trump’s senior...
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    ASS (Albany Subway System)

    ASS (Albany Subway System)
  69. Here's one for free: ...

    Here's one for free:

    https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CEU3133600101?amp%253bdata_tool=XGtable&output_view=data&include_graphs=true

    Just look at that dramatic surge in automobile manufacturing...
  70. Thread: Tweets

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    1193302071908487171 ...

    1193302071908487171

    https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/1193302071908487171
  71. By the way, graphs of data from BLS and the Fed...

    By the way, graphs of data from BLS and the Fed are "actual facts". It's odd that you don't recognize that.
  72. It hurts the vanishing middle class....

    It hurts the vanishing middle class.



    And if it continues far enough, it destabilized the entire society.

    South America's protests fueled by 'extreme' social inequality
  73. Well, instead of airing such gauzy and dull...

    Well, instead of airing such gauzy and dull suspicions, you could just go to BLS and get some data and show me up.
  74. That is absolute bullshit.

    That is absolute bullshit.
  75. https://i.ibb.co/n8vysmH/vehicle-manufacturing-ann...

    https://i.ibb.co/n8vysmH/vehicle-manufacturing-annotated.png

    https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/srgate

    Series LNU02042959
  76. Ummm... ...

    Ummm...

    https://i.ibb.co/XyPbm7J/Population.png
  77. It was dropping precipitously before he was...

    It was dropping precipitously before he was inaugurated, which is why you insist on back-dating your starting point. Obama was handed an economy in free-fall. Trump was handed an economy in full...
  78. Nevermind. I think Reagan would say you just...

    Nevermind.

    I think Reagan would say you just know so much that isn't so.
  79. Well, that's the Dow Jones Industrial index....

    Well, that's the Dow Jones Industrial index. That's a psychlogical and almost meaningless number. Newman probably has some other metric in mind.
  80. From the article: There's a trend here....

    From the article:



    There's a trend here.
    https://i.ibb.co/ySTT7x5/top10bottom90.png
  81. By what measure?

    By what measure?
  82. Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class

    It's hard work, getting out of bed day after day and owning stuff.
  83. You be sure and consistently apply this SJW cred,...

    You be sure and consistently apply this SJW cred, now.
  84. Just giving you a chance to be a social justice...

    Just giving you a chance to be a social justice warrior.





    There you go. When will the white man catch a break in this country?
  85. You should ask them what it takes to achieve the...

    You should ask them what it takes to achieve the level of Impeachment Defense Grand Annointed Facilitator (IDGAF).
  86. Whatever would cause people to vote for him. I...

    Whatever would cause people to vote for him. I don't watch the show, so I don't know if being a charming conversationalist or a close-up magician really registers. I assume it's mostly dancing.
  87. Is Spicer more entertaining than other tubby...

    Is Spicer more entertaining than other tubby middle-aged white dudes? I haven't watched. I've seen some pictures that lead me to believe he has some sort of fluorescent green flamenco fashion sense,...
  88. Sean needs to figure out some product he can sell...

    Sean needs to figure out some product he can sell with his newfound branding power. His own figurative duck call. Maybe some cooking spices. Spicer's seasoning salt. Spicer's pork rub. Spicer's hot...
  89. It will be interesting to see if Trump rewards...

    It will be interesting to see if Trump rewards this slobbering tribute by endorsing Sessions. He did endorse Romney, but Romney was never on his team and he probably regrets endorsing him now....
  90. If there were a Mar-a-Lago West in California,...

    If there were a Mar-a-Lago West in California, he'd probably have the 40th Infantry out raking the forests.
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    Yeah, nobody was paying thousands of dollars for...

    Yeah, nobody was paying thousands of dollars for MRI scans in 1964, were they?
  92. With Juanita Broaddrick, you get to choose when...

    With Juanita Broaddrick, you get to choose when to believe her. When she originally made the accusation, or when she denied it in an affidavit, or when she later recanted the denial.
  93. No. Because Ronan Farrow is a citizen of the...

    No. Because Ronan Farrow is a citizen of the United States, and is presumably aware that the United States (the chief executive notwithstanding) has longstanding principles of due process. The...
  94. GOP’s Devin Nunes Casts Wider Net in Trying to Find Twitter Cow

    GOP’s Devin Nunes Casts Wider Net in Trying to Find Twitter Cow


    Californian suing for $250 million, claiming defamation
    Seeks identity of Twitter users @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow



    A...
  95. Man, what a suck-up.

    Man, what a suck-up.
  96. PRESS RELEASE (https://www.jeffsessions.com/) ...

    PRESS RELEASE

    JEFF SESSIONS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR U.S. SENATE

    “I’ve Battled Liberals All My Life. Let’s Go!”


    Mobile, AL - Jeff Sessions, former United States Attorney General and U.S....
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    A guilty plea. Clearly it's another highly...

    A guilty plea. Clearly it's another highly dedicated faker.
  98. Jeff Sessions To Seek Senate Comeback

    Jeff Sessions To Seek Senate Comeback

    Jeff Sessions wants back in.

    President Trump's former attorney general and long-time Alabama Republican senator is expected to announce he is once again...
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    I posted a story in which a man got second-degree...

    I posted a story in which a man got second-degree burns on his face, and your response was "I'll wait for evidence. Certainly something more than the NYT." This in the very same post where you put up...
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    If it were a milkshake that got thrown in his...

    If it were a milkshake that got thrown in his face, you and Newman would be all over it.
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