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Right...This time the wolves will eat the guy robbing me and leave me be. I'm saved.Steve and Mark are camping when a bear suddenly comes out and growls. Steve starts putting on his tennis shoes. Mark says, “What are you doing? You can’t… [more]
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MeFi comment - Moments ago

Nowhere near even 1% of the population is killed in modern wars. Even the Vietnam War, bad as it was, resulted in vastly fewer deaths for the US than prior wars had (less than .1% of the US population died in the Vietnam war) The population… [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by ASCII Costanza head, miorita, Proofs and Refutations, adamgreenfield, Blue Genie, rabbitrabbit, ridgerunner, mumimor, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, SecretAgentSockpuppet, Neronomius, OnceUponATime, Artw
MeFi comment - 46 minutes ago

I'm listening to the Goresuch hearings, but I've had to turn the radio off when Lindsay Graham and Orrin hatch were on. Infuriating lectures at the Dems for breaking tradition by not voting for who the repubs want.Orrin Hatch once said there… [more]
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MeFi comment - An hour ago

If we were really running the government like a business, wouldn't we fire the people who can't get it done with a military budget bigger than the next eight countries combined and make them do more with less? That's the exact rationale they've given… [more]
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MeFi comment - Almost 5 hours ago

"I am bigly! It's the presidency that's gotten small!" [fake]The more he ignores facts, repeats falsehoods, demeans institutions and constantly reverses himself, the more the presidency will shrink in power, prestige,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 ½ hours ago


Ivanka Trump sits with foreign dignitaries during important meetings, is setting up an office in the White House, is being issued government communications devices, and is seeking national security clearance. I thought there were… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 hours ago

It's been noted that, during his hearing, Gorsuch keeps on using 'Democrat' instead of the proper 'Democratic' in reference to the party (including referring to a 'Democrat President').Democrat Party is an epithet for the Democratic Party of… [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 hours ago

Donald Trump’s Mexico border wall will be as high as 55 65 feet, according to Donald TrumpThe thing about which he's offered the most details, naturally, is his wall on the Mexican border. We know his plan for paying for that: Mexico foots the bill… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by free f_ cat, allthinky, urbanwhaleshark
MeFi comment - 10 hours ago

White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump’s eyes and earsMost members of President Trump’s Cabinet do not yet have leadership teams in place or even nominees for top deputies. But they do have an influential coterie of… [more]
favorited 18 times, recently by prefpara, jenfullmoon, ob1quixote, Hypatia, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, The Great Big Mulp, notsnot, kelborel, Servo5678, wenestvedt, Secret Life of Gravy, riverlife, corb, mumimor, Reverend John, blucevalo, meinvt, pxe2000
MeFi comment - 11 hours ago

No money for PBS or NEA. No money for lawyers for the poor. No money for more food inspectors. Plenty of money for bombs.Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who… [more]
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MeFi comment - Yesterday

MetaFilter: everything is spell-checked, but none of it makes any sense. [more]
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MeFi comment - Yesterday

My toddler currently spends most of his waking hours pretending to be a T Rex. And the toddler-in-chief currently spends most of his waking hours pretending to be a president. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Only 1325 days until the next presidential elections. Actually it's -31 days. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 days ago

MetaFilter: rabidly pro-gay, pro-Muslim, pro-green, and anti-Trump [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

What if these leaked stories of infighting are total BS? From Trump and Mussolini: 11 Key Lessons from Historical Fascism linked above:Nonetheless, we ought not to be swayed by the temporary ascendancies of this or that group within the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Rep. Tom Garrett (R) arguing that it's appropriate to restrict attendance to his Town Halls because 'America isn't a Democracy.' We should really have the right to complain to the government, maybe even ask them to help. We could put it in… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Trump's eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities altogether.Mr. Trump’s budget will be the first time a president has called for ending the endowments, which were created in 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Hannity Brought a Gun to Work at Fox News, Reportedly Pointed It at Colleague Juan Williams on Set Relax. I'm sure this will turn out exactly the same way it would have if the black guy had pointed a gun at the white guy. [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

One nice thing about the higher thread frequency, it's causing me to look at the MF front page more often. Isn't this the front page? I don't visit the front page as much as I used to (daily) and until recently I hadn't seen it in months… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

The British government has learned that Barack Obama recently sought significant quantities of wiretapping from Trump Tower. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

An American guy named Mulvaney, wearing Shamrock for St Pat's, angrily insisting famine relief is not a priority in his budget. Jesus wept. For I was hungry and you said, "Fuck you, taker!" [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

If Trump goes to war with North Korea Fun fact: we're technically sort of still at war with North Korea since the fighting was ended "until a final peaceful settlement is achieved" by an armistice and there's never been a formal… [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

[real]? [fake]? link? WTF? [fake]; parody [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

At least he had the good manners to sit down next to Merkel and not perform another alpha primate display by lurking around the room behind her and humping a chair. He is presidential! [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Or "they're not planning on a next election." [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I decide in 2020 to run for President under the banner of the Metafilter People's Front of Judea Party. Splitter. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Republicans argue that a public plan would invariably drive private insurers out of business Wouldn't that be the market working, though? I'm so confused! [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

There was a viral email a while back about fetuses in a huge range of products. All the details here. I found myself having to argue that Pepsi wasn't really made of babies once. Wait until you hear the horrifying truth about delicious Girl… [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Trump supporters protest The Man In The High Castle’s anti-Nazi radio station...loyalists with as many as two American flag emojis in their usernames have been bravely standing up to this stupid, leftist, “don’t be a Nazi” claptrap, sneering… [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Why does that sound so familiar in pattern? Oh right: 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.' Bill Clinton was a lawyer talking about a legal case that had a specific legal definition of "sexual… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

AARP is age 55 and up. That isn't even old anymore. That's just middle aged (he tells himself hoping its true!). It's 50 and up. I know because I signed up on my 50th birthday and spelled my own name wrong on the registration in a world… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Trump summoned D.C. mayor to Oval Office for storm that brought 2.5 inches of snow Micromeddling. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Stephen Colbert and Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot’s Obamacare Replacement [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Trump promised "insurance for everybody...Much less expensive and much better" that would not include cuts to Medicaid. [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Peter Alexander seems to be one of the only reporters who knows how to ask Spicer questions effectively. They Today show this morning's chyron had "Put Up or Shut Up" as their intro to their story about whether or not Trump would… [more]
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MeFi comment - 8 days ago

Al Franken reminds Jeff Sessions: ‘The ambassador from Russia is a Russian’“I had simply asked him: What would he do if he had learned that other members of the campaign had met with the Russians, hoping he would say that he would recuse himself,”… [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

MetaFilter: histrionics haven’t been followed by meaningful action [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 days ago

Love the gospel version of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" from Rattle and Hum. 2013 interview with the founder of The New Voices of Freedom choir. [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Without speculating, Barron is widely assumed to have special needs. It's not his fault, and I don't care at all that my money is being spent to keep him in his school. Gosh, that sounds like it'd be inconvenient for their family.In keeping… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

Plus now we all know about the secret baby he had with the housekeeper and other things he might not want to have dragged back put into the sunlight. Awww, it's so cute to think that a scandal would hurt a Republican after… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 days ago

We're going to eventually discover that, back in '97, when Jeffy Sessions came up to DC, Sergey Kislyak was looking for a roommate, and, well, long story short, they've been splitting rent on a townhouse for the last 20 years. On March 2,… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 days ago

Remember that Trump said, "No one knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it." He also promised "insurance for everybody...Much less expensive and much better" that would not include cuts to Medicaid. (From a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 11 days ago

SPICEY RETURNS tomorrow. Surly Spice is my least favorite Spice Girl. [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Just like Jesus said, 'The poor will always be with us' I thought it went more like "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me....The King will reply, 'Truly I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

So, I don't tune into Spicey Time but has anyone asked: 'Why won't the president release the evidence he has regarding Obama's illegal wiretapping?' The key here is the phrasing. How about "put up or shut up"? Or "put up or… [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

What is to Become of the White House Easter Egg Roll? Sean Spicer might just climb right back into the bunny suit and never come out. [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million running on the most progressive Democratic platform ever. More people support Democratic over Republican positions. The turnout included 55.3% of the voting age population and 60.2% of the voting… [more]
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MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Regarding planes on tarmacs, I assume they can deny anyone ever got out of the planes. Is there some sort of line-of-sight comms they could have been using? Here's how it might've gone down. [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Tracking GOP votes on #TrumpCare [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

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