Tapper is ??????. pic.twitter.com/eiP9xE4MEM
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 24, 2017
We journos like to believe that shutting us out is shutting out The American People. Fact is, The American People would sell us for parts.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 24, 2017
by summer, white house press briefings will be a small dog wearing a tie barking at a pigeon in a tie. the pigeon works for the daily caller
— Erin ??Gloria?? Ryan (@morninggloria) February 24, 2017
Pigeon in a bow tie … but otherwise this checks out https://t.co/ySLeHry2NN
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 24, 2017
the dog is named Spicy II, after the original Spicy, who was sent to a farm upstate to run and play with the other Sean Spicers
— Erin ??Gloria?? Ryan (@morninggloria) February 24, 2017
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!…
Why Spicer wants hand-picked gaggle: 1) avoid on-camera goof 2) Trump can't watch a gaggle 3) get press to 'whine' 4) sow internal strife
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) February 24, 2017
For all the left talk about Trump as master of distraction, he often does anti-distraction – bringing attention to big stories by ranting.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 24, 2017
Buzzfeed: Steele Dossier
NYT: Cohen/Sater, FBI case
Politico: Manafort blackmail
WaPo: Flynn discussing sanctions
— A Finely Tuned ?????? (@ZeddRebel) February 24, 2017
What doesn’t kill you, can only make you stronger.
America’s new motto in the Age of Trump.
David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch
but, but, …… emails!
The crooked, lyin, low-energy media wanted Trump and now they’re getting what they wanted.
@gene108: for some time now I hear that saying as “what does not kill you can seriously fuck you up.”
@gene108: I think we have to embrace that philosophy, or the depression will kill us.
Aside from all of the recent Purity Ponies’ whining, I have begun to feel hope again. I have actually been pretty happy the past few days. Watching more of the press dig into the stories about all things Trump, seeing the amazing turn-out at town halls across the country, and Stephanie Hansen’s win today in Delaware certainly added to that. It’s starting to feel like we can get things done.
I think people need to be very careful in any forum where they do not personally know a commenter. The vast majority of the people “upset” about Perez being picked over Ellison are, in fact, most likely Russian trolls sent to spread dissension and split the opposition to Shitgibbon. Keith Ellison isn’t upset, he is good friends with Tom Perez…and Perez’s choice is an historic one…first hispanic DNC chair. Perez is an Obama administration member…not, repeat, not a Clinton person. The DNC chair election was NOT a proxy battle for the primary. Anyone who claims such is suspect. There is no sell out here, no giving the party over to its “corporate overlords.” Perez is setting up an office to be dedicated solely to voting rights and getting people registered and equipped with picture ID. Ellison is his right hand man…and will keep his seat in the Congress. This is a good thing. Most of the people anguishing over this should be viewed with great skepticism in my opinion. And Glenn Greenwald, fuck Glenn Greenwald he is a libertarian asshole who wants to tear everything down…just like Assange…and just like Steve Bannon.
Couldn't Stand the Weather
Just saw this on No More Mister Nice Blog….
Had to share it, in case no one else has.
@magurakurin: Russian trolls or Glenn Greenwald fans — but I repeat myself.
@David ?Canadian Anchor Baby? Koch: yup, especially, tapper, the tool.
@magurakurin: agreed. But they do influence progressives with their rhetoric. As I’ve fought with 2 today alone.
@Ruemara: the influence is seen in the results of November. Many on the left are easy marks.
@Couldn’t Stand the Weather: nice
@magurakurin: It may be true that there are Russian trolls out there contributing to this, but to shrug this off as only that is idiotic. I’ve been working on campaigns for 8 years and several of my former co-workers are buying into this non-sense of Perez being some evil neo-liberal who Obama bought off to crush Ellison.
I’d like to add that I’ve worked with Keith before and he is absolutely in my experience not part of their idiocy
@Zam: I’m no suggesting shrug it off but rather caution. Faceless people may not be what they seem and their efforts are swaying real people.
uuuugh can someone explain to me why the hell I should care whether Perez or Ellison had the top seat? Would they be strategically different in any way? Like is Perez a master of electoral judo, while Ellison is more of a tae kwon do guy? Neither of them seem to be particularly cozy with Wall Street, both of them seem pretty in tune with progressive causes (AFAICT), neither of them have any real scandal AFAIK…
I have yet to understand what anyone should be tearing their garments about…
@marcion: So I wasn’t to picky on the subject the position is not as powerful as many make it out to be, but I can tell you what I’ve been thinking as a political professional. So first off I supported Ellsion, he is my congressman and he has a very clear understanding of what a field program is. Ellsion also comes from a state in the midwest, which in my opinion is important, dems have too many people from the coasts running their shit and Ellison would be able to bring some perspective to the party in that. Perez worked in the justice department before his time as sec of labor. His time was marked by his work on fighting the shitty laws that intimidate democratic voters from voting, he also worked as labor secretary and has a good relationship with labor which is also important to winning. Both represent important parts of the coalition that gave us the presidency and that is why i’ve never really been worried about the election.
@magurakurin: Um, what? Why do I need to be careful about this? I know some may be Russian trolls, but so what? I know enough people irl who are behaving this way, and I’d guess there are more of them than paid trolls.
And yes, I know all of the stuff you added below that and I agree. Did something I said make you think otherwise?
35 years of framing and hanging drywall left me with 2 arthritic shoulders, 2 arthritic hands that barely function in the morn, bone spurs throughout my neck, a bad knee that locks up, constant pain that wakes me up every 1-2 hrs all night long…..
Please, let us retire this particular bit of nonsense.
@opiejeanne: no offense intended. just venting
@OzarkHillbilly: The new version is:
“What doesn’t kill you gives you unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor”
Seems about right in my experience.
@Couldn’t Stand the Weather: I’m promoting belly laughs from Dem congresscritters every time Lord Littlegloves emits a falsehood at the SOTU.
Jake Tapper said on air that he doesn’t vote, which I inferred meant that this should make everyone believe he’s impartial. This made me raise my right eyebrow. I remain dubious of him. But I welcome anyone using their ability to spread the word, using words like “lies” when it applies.
@OzarkHillbilly: What doesn’t kill you etc…
In my younger days I had an opportunity to row in the Philly Frostbite regatta. This particular year it was below freezing and they cancelled it while the men’s novice crews (my heat) were still getting in place. Army was in shorts and T-shirts with that slogan. They left in an ambulance.
@OzarkHillbilly: Agreed. “What doesn’t kill makes you stronger” is a very poorly thought out exercise routine. I prefer free weights and the elliptical.
“What doesn’t kill you often leads to a bad limp and serious opioid addiction.”
@opiejeanne: Yes, well, in the words of Dorothy Leigh Sayers “To the pure all things are slightly indecent.” The excessively pure wie have always with us. We just have to be careful not to trip on them as we move forward.
I am stealing that!
Just one more reason why those guys who sit in office chairs and want to move retirement age back to 70 should get a punch in the nose.
Where was this type of commenting/reporting during the election? There is not much about Trump that wasn’t known for a long time. This is the same guy who ran for office except that he has power now. Even the Russian stuff was mostly known in early summer. The guy is clearly not fit for office, yet they pretended he was a competent candidate for president and a private email server is moral equivalent of Trump’s sedition, racism, misogyny, insane policies, and general and clinical dishonesty.
I know I am not bring anything new to this commentariat when I say this, but I look at the media now, and especially things like this Tapper video, and just go nuts that this wasn’t done last summer when it would have prevented the inevitable damage now being done.
@OzarkHillbilly: What doesn’t kill you usually swings around and takes another shot at you.
@OzarkHillbilly: I have always been partial to the alternative version: What doesn’t kill you, delays the inevitable.
From C. Pierce.
Only issue I can see is the vast majority of them aren’t worth the value of the elements they can be melted down to.