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Posted in: Trump attends anti-abortion rally See in context

are undeniably, as confirmed by science, human beings.

And, as the song goes, every sperm is sacred.

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Posted in: Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine See in context

"Honestly, we have all the material. They don't have the material."

--King Donny XIV

I'm waiting to see how Trump cultists will take this admission of guilt and obstruction.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

significantly less than the $4.3 trillion President Barack Obama added from January 2009 to November 1, 2011.

Most of which was to jump start an economy that the GOP let Wall Street run into the ground. Without that stimulus, Trump wouldn't be able to crow about "his" economic numbers.

Here's another fun fact for you:

S&P rise in Trump's first three years: 42.2%

S&P rise in Obama's first three years: 56.2%

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Posted in: Warren wants task force to investigate Trump administration See in context

You want corruption? Hint: The Bidens and the Clintons.

Yup, the Bidens are so corrupt that Trump can't get his own AG and Justice Department to investigate them. So corrupt that Trump has to get halfwits like Giuliani, Parnas, and Fruman to organize a smear campaign against them.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

So you're admitting the economic numbers are good :D

Of course. Some are good.

And some are not so good.

And none of them are the best ever.

And Trump is a liar.

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Posted in: Warren wants task force to investigate Trump administration See in context

the Democrats just can’t resist going after this President,

Because he's thoroughly corrupt, unfit for office, and a menace to the future of democracy.

Nuff said.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

The economic numbers don't lie.

But Trump does.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

TRUMP: “We have the greatest economy we’ve ever had in the history of our country

Annual growth rates compared:

Late 1990s--over 4% for four years straight (Clinton, Democrat)

2018--2.9% (Trump's best annual)

2015--2.9% (Obama's best annual)

Trump's best quarterly--3.5%

Obama's best quarterly--5.5%

TRUMP: "Since my election, America has gained over seven million jobs."

Trump--a little over 7 million added in past three years

Obama--7.8 million added in final three years

TRUMP: "For the first time in decades, we're no longer concentrating wealth in the hands of a few,"

Fact: wealth inequality has increased under Trump.

Trump is a liar.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

Here's a nice one from the ministry's website:

if lawyers’ attendance during interrogation were to be granted, it would make it difficult to discover the truth of the case due to the difficulty of obtaining sufficient statements from the suspects, which would significantly undermine the function of interrogation.

= easier to coerce a confession

And this one:

crime victims or the Japanese people, who strongly demand that the truth of a case be discovered.

= trial by public opinion (through the media)

By the way, Masako Mori, why are diet members Katsuyuki Kawai, Anri Kawai, Isshu Sugawara, Tsukasa Akimoto, Toshimitsu Funahashi, and Mikio Shimoji not in the Tokyo Detention Center? Surely the crimes they are suspected of committing are "grave".

Deeply regrettable.

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Posted in: WWF voices concern over Tokyo Olympics' environment standards See in context

used standards created by international organizations such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council.

A couple of organizations that were created to protect industry. The IOC and the JOC are thoroughly corrupt.

said it will study the WWF's request for a report and external review.

In other words, it will do nothing.

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Posted in: Apologetic ex-ministers, lawmakers keep quiet on details of scandals See in context

"I should refrain from comment as investigations are under way."

"I will explain when investigations are done."

I'd like to explain the whole story at an appropriate time,

= I will wait to see how much they know about my shady dealings. Then I will weep and bow more deeply.

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Posted in: Trump's impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in See in context

The one in the House was. This one won't be.

The "one in the House" wasn't a trial. It was an inquiry, i.e. an investigation.

It’s not a question of saying what proof, it’s what allegations have been made, and that has to be subjected to scrutiny as to how we go forward. *

The inquiry was conducted because substantive allegations were made, which were subsequently investigated and corroborated. Now it moves on to the Senate for a trial. Trumpsters can't seem to get this straight.

The Democrats in the House did their job admirably. The Republicans in the Senate have already decided not to do their job at all.

Dershowitz either knows better or should

Of course Dershowitz knows better. His line of reasoning is rubbish, and he knows it, but it's the rubbish that Team Trump and the GOP Senate has decided upon for its line of defense of their Lord and Savior. At this point, Trump's defenders have nothing else to go on except the "not impeachable" schtick.

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Posted in: Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran See in context

Playing the identy game.

This has nothing to do with identity. It's about experience, character, and judgment.

Trump has none of those things.

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Posted in: Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran See in context

A man that most Blacks wouldn’t vote for, so stick a fork in him now. 

Trump got 8% of the black vote in 2016. I'm sure Buttigieg can do a lot better than that.

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Posted in: Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia See in context

What part of "well regulated Militia" do the pro-gun nutters not understand?

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Posted in: Buttigieg says Oval Office needs wartime veteran See in context

I don't rule out Buttigieg getting the nomination. And I don't rule out him beating Trump in the general. Anything is possible.

In any case, Buttigieg is a truly respectable person. Not the type who lies, cheats, defrauds, demeans, and complains. Not like some.

A real adult.

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Posted in: Starr, Dershowitz: Trump assembles made-for-TV defense team See in context

the president hasn't had a chance to present his side.

He was given the opportunity to do so under oath, and he refused.

And he has had his Twitter platform.

So cry me a river.

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Posted in: Trump impeachment trial opens; White House faulted on Ukraine aid freeze See in context

Summary of Trump defenders' arguments so far:

--Trump did nothing wrong. No evidence.

--OK, so Trump did wrong. But what about libs?

--Anyway, Trump can't be thrown out of office.

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Posted in: House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate for Trump's trial See in context

Again, no substantive arguments from the Trump supporters. Simply regurgitating the angry and vacuous talking points they get from Fox 'n' Little Friends.

Because there simply is no legitimate defense of Trump. He's a corrupt, self-serving demagogue and con man. The only ones who can't see the obvious evidence of this just don't want to look at it.

Trumpism is a cult.

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Posted in: Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate See in context

With fast and furious there was zero justice. You just get what you get and deal with it.

So your point is we should dispense with impartial justice. Because libs.

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Posted in: Democrats say measure to rein in Trump on Iran will pass Senate See in context

I don't remember Trump declaring war on Iran or such congressional scrutiny and hogtying when Obama took out a slew of terrorist.

Assassinating a government official is essentially a declaration of war. Whether or not you agree with Obama's actions, they targeted non-state actors. Big difference.

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Posted in: Pelosi to vote on Wednesday to send articles of impeachment to Senate See in context

speedy trial, acquittal, no removal and everyone goes on their merrily way.

Sounds like impartial justice to me.

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Posted in: Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire See in context

 I assume it was obvious that they were ment to be funny

Har har. Right-wing humor is so funny.

the photo last year of this comedian with a bloody cut-off Trump head was probably seen as a great funny joke?

That wasn't considered funny by anybody, including the "left". It was pretty widely condemned by liberals. On the other hand, right-wingers actually find this Pelosi and Schumer joke amusing.

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Posted in: Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire See in context

Democrats trying to project that terrorist general who was finally taken out as a revered leader.

Nobody has said that. A joke is only funny if it contains some degree of recognizable truth.

The Democrats in congress simply find Trump's decision to kill this man strategically and politically problematic.

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Posted in: Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire See in context

“How low can you go?”

As low as Trump's supporters allow him to go. Which is presumably bottomless.

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Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan See in context

This "tradition" dates back to 1948, when the government decided to turn an ancient imperial ritual into a national holiday. Which is why the event still centers around listening to some government official drone on about how to be a responsible adult.

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Posted in: Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight See in context

Industry, including the oil and gas sector, has pushed the administration

Hey, what happened to all that talk about draining the swamp and not being pushed around by lobbyists?

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Posted in: Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S., Canadian officials say See in context

Iran mistakenly shot this plane down. However, this wouldn't have happened in the first place if Donny XIV hadn't inflamed tensions with Iran for his own benefit.

RIP to all the innocent victims of this idiotic conflict.

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Posted in: Stampede kills 56 at funeral for Iranian general slain by U.S. See in context

I think had it not been done, more Americans would have died 

You do? Because Soleimani was going to personally carry out the attack all by his lonesome? You've been watching too many Marvel movies, my friend.

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Posted in: Trump retreats from threat to attack Iranian cultural sites See in context

Now would the Iranians do and honor the same...nope,

When did "the Iranians" attack cultural sites? Do you have some information on that?

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