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Posted in: With glut of festivals, hard to match Woodstock magic See in context

So many great performances, but for me Santana’s Soul Sacrifice takes the cake.

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Posted in: New Trump rule targets poor and could cut legal immigration in half, advocates say See in context

right now we are at the breaking point

Why? Because Trump said so at one of his fascist rallies?

Show us some data to back up this assertion.

the people that are going to suffer the most from this are the illegal aliens and then the poor less or no skilled legal immigrants for a little while. I don’t like seeing this happening to any legal immigrant, that has been law abiding, but for now we need to get our borders under control and we need to allow the legal immigrants to acclimate themselves to their new country.

Translation, please. I suspect you simply haven't read the article.

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Posted in: Trump says Kim wants to meet again; apologized for missile tests See in context

"I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not too distant future!"

Beautiful.

Somebody is getting played big time.

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Posted in: Trump says Kim wants to meet again; apologized for missile tests See in context

The last President befriended Castro and the Iranians.

No he didn’t. He never called Castro a friend, he never praised Castro. Ditto for “the Iranians”. Dialogue is not the same as befriending and admiring.

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Posted in: Protesters chant as Trump visits Dayton, El Paso See in context

the Democrats wanting to replace our capitalist system with a radical socialist system to shower “cradle to grave” entitlements

False. Except in your own silly narrative.

liberals are continuously politicizing this issue and focusing more on the president then the dead, 

Some of us are concerned with preventing this from happening by 1) replacing the current president with someone who doesn't poison the national discourse, and 2) by enacting sensible gun control laws.

The only thing you seem concerned about is protecting Trump because he embodies your obsessive hatred of the liberal bogeyman. You simply cannot post anything without mentioning "liberals". Disliking Trump's vitriolic rhetoric has nothing to do with being liberal. Neither does wanting to prevent mass shootings. Neither does wanting people to have affordable access to health care and education. Neither does opposing the separation of children from their parents.

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Posted in: Trump condemns white supremacy; O'Rourke says he should stay away from El Paso See in context

"There's mental illness&hate throughout world, but U.S. stands alone w/high rate of gun violence,"

Exactly.

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Posted in: El Paso shooting suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed See in context

if they had an attitude or combative.

always more, always a usually a valid reason

That's right. It's just a coincidence that they're black. Or maybe black men have more of an attitude. You know, "uppity" and not knowing their proper place. Racism is not a problem in America anymore, right?

Next you'll be telling us that this shooter isn't racist. He's just angry about illegal immigration.

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Posted in: El Paso shooting suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed See in context

you have a lot of people angry at what is happening at the border, wrong as those words are, it’s understandable given the crisis.

No it's not. These people watch too much Fox 'n' Friends.

Are you personally affected by asylum-seeking families from Honduras? No. Your outrage is manufactured by the sickos at FNC.

all these people are responsible for their actions and causing nuts like these to act out as you said.

So you admit Trump is responsible.

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

 I know for a fact a lot of this anger that is sizzling in the country stems from our open borders 

These people wouldn't be so riled up unless somebody was stoking their anger. And you know who is doing it. Trump 'n' Fox 'n' Little Friends.

"These are really people that are very, very seriously mentally ill."

Yes, Trump and his white nationalist supporters are very, very seriously mentally ill.

But he offered no specifics, except to say he would make a statement on Monday morning.

Rest up after a hard weekend of golf, Donny.

“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”

--Donald J. Trump, January, 2017

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

The shooter’s words:

“a response to the Hispanic invasion”

”send them back”

Sound familiar?

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

When is Trump going to label this an act of terrorism? When is he going to denounce white nationalism?

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Posted in: Trump: 'Hate has no place in our country, and we're going to take care of it' See in context

Trump has the biggest voice in the world. What he says has consequences. Since 2015 he’s been demonizing Hispanic immigrants, and his base loves it.

Now 20 innocent people are dead in Texas. Targeted by a man who clearly agrees with Trump.

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Posted in: Trump touts Afghan peace progress but warns he is able to kill millions See in context

First of all, Trump is an idiot to think that mass extermination would count as winning. The U.S. is not at war with Afghanistan. It is at war with the Taliban.

Stupid, stupid man.

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Posted in: Why do Japanese make fewer charitable donations than people in other countries? See in context

In the U.S. you can deduct donations up to 30 to 60% of your adjusted gross income.

In Japan you can deduct up to ¥50,000. That's peanuts. The J-government ensures that there is no incentive for charitable contributions. It would rather take that tax revenue and use it for overseas aid, which helps Japan's diplomatic standing as well as its own large corporations who get the contracts.

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Posted in: Russian PM's visit to disputed island regrettable, Japan says See in context

hurt the feelings of [Japan's] people

Nah.

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Posted in: Cummings says he scared off intruder at Baltimore home See in context

And today Baltimore Police arrested two former Trump Organization employees under contract to Don Jr for "breaking and entering"....

Come on, man. Bad joke.

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Posted in: Trump praises North Korea after missile tests rattle region See in context

he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump!

What a schmuck. Trump believes leaders of other countries are as simple minded as himself.

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

Everybody took the bait. Why are we even talking about Baltimore?

Why do our news topics have to be decided by a petulant man-child president?

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

debunked crap 

How do you know? The financial records are still forthcoming.

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

now has a hissy fit because the President counterpunched him? 

Who's having a hissy fit?

Presidents are supposed to set a higher standard. Trump demeans not only his office but standard human discourse.

Trump is thin skinned. He's a wimp and a coward. Total loser.

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

that would make Bernie a racist as well.

Some perspective please.

Sanders was pointing out Baltimore's problems because he wanted to improve the lives of its residents. Sanders has a long record of dedication to fighting poverty. Trump does not.

Trump is pointing out Baltimore's problems because he can't stand criticism, especially from a black person.

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

--And why are we talking about Baltimore in the first place?

It's a Democrat-run s-hole.

False. We're talking about Baltimore because Trump is a thin-skinned con artist.

Some people buy the con. Some don't.

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Posted in: Pelosi defends Baltimore hometown, says Kushner a 'slumlord' See in context

here’s the problem, we’re not talking about Mississippi that granted it has its own share of problems, but we are talking about Baltimore 

And why are we talking about Baltimore in the first place?

Because Trump doesn't like Cummings' investigations into Trump's finances and his criticisms of Trump's border strategy.

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Posted in: Media fight over 'Moscow Mitch' takes on an unusually personal tone in U.S. See in context

So to “protect elections” we have to also add in all Dem talking points such as allow felons to vote, make Election Day a holiday, censor Facebook, etc but no voter ID. No thanks.

None of those things are in the proposed bills. Here are details of four proposed bills (reported on Lawfare). Take some time to read and then tell us what is so partisan about any of them.

*the Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections (FIRE) Act, S. 1562 (later reintroduced as S. 2242). . . . would require candidates for federal office and their committee staff to *report any contacts with foreign nationals offering contributions, information, or services to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and FBI.

*the Duty to Report Act, S. 1247, . . . would obligate political committees to report any offers of prohibited contributions—a term it defines to include offers of non-public information relating to other candidates—from foreign nationals to the FEC. In addition, it would require candidates, political committees, close family members of candidates, and individuals affiliated with a campaign to report any offers of prohibited contributions from foreign nationals to the FBI. *

*the Senate Cybersecurity Protection Act, S. 890, specifically relates to the Senate’s own internal cyber security protections. . . . the act would empower the Senate sergeant-at-arms to use its resources to assist Senate staffers with securing their own personal communications devices and accounts against hacking and other forms of cyberattack, at the request of relevant Senate officials. It would also direct the comptroller general to prepare an annual report on cybersecurity and surveillance threats to the legislative branch, including statistics on cyber attacks and other incidents targeting the personal communications of senators, their family members, and staff.*

*the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2722, is arguably the most comprehensive of the four. Passed by the House of Representatives on June 27 on a party-line vote, it introduces several changes to the legal requirements that federal law already imposes on the conduct of federal elections by state and local officials. First, it would require the use of “individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballot[s]” in all federal elections, beginning in 2020. To ensure implementation, it also calls for a number of related studies and authorizes grants to state and local officials to support this change. Second, it would add election security to the mandate for the existing federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that advises state and local officials on elections-related issues, and make certain related changes to its structure and the related dissemination of “requirements payments” to eligible states. Third, it would require state officials to conduct a “risk-limiting audit” of every federal election using manual tabulation of ballots, a report on which would be published before any final election results are certified. To facilitate this, it also provides for federal reimbursement of any related expenses. Finally, it *imposes a number of new cybersecurity-related requirements on various elections-related technology and imposes related reporting requirements—including that all voting machines used in U.S. elections be manufactured in the United States by 2022.

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Posted in: Media fight over 'Moscow Mitch' takes on an unusually personal tone in U.S. See in context

Milbank wrote that he could only conclude that the Republican leader from Kentucky, who is up for re-election next year, believes Russian influence would benefit him and his party.

That is an obvious conclusion. McConnell doesn't care about his country as long as his party wins.

Why else would anyone block legislation that protects elections?

Answer me that, bass4funk and FizzBit.

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Posted in: Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist' See in context

 the President's criticisms are accurate, not racist.

You do understand what context is, don't you?

Four legislators of color criticize Trump. Trump tells them to go back to where they came from, an invective that --besides being irrelevant to the discourse--has long been used against minorities who are considered by the speaker to be not acceptably American.

Another legislator of color criticizes Trump. Trump responds by denigrating Baltimore as "infested", a word that Trump only uses against people of color.

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Posted in: Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist' See in context

Mulvaney, a former congressman himself, said he understood why some people could perceive Trump's words as racist.

= Trump appears to be racist, but he's not. He's just a childish bully who pretends to be racist when someone of color criticizes him. All tough guys do this.

"It has zero to do with the fact that Adam is Jewish and everything to do with Adam would just be wrong if he were saying that," Mulvaney said. "This is what the president does. He fights and he's not wrong to do so."

= Trump cannot possibly be racist because he's not racist all the time.

@bass

None of them or the lawsuit could prove they were denied based on their color of skin.

Four of Trump's agents testified that they were instructed to write "C" or "9" for prospective tenants of color, and were told not to rent to them. Three doormen also testified that they were told to lie to black people entering the building about rent prices and availability. Trump settled out of court

Besides, you've repeatedly defended this practice, saying you'd do the same thing since crime rates among blacks in NYC in the 70s were so high. Now you're denying Trump did this?

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Posted in: Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist' See in context

Trump has tweeted the words "infest", "infested", and "infestation" eight times. All eight of those times he was referencing people with African or Latin American heritage.

Likewise, Trump has never called on a white person to "go back" to where they came from.

Trump's political life was inaugurated with a call for Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Just a bunch of coincidences, I'm sure . . .

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Posted in: Trump says he can name at least 20 Democrats who are worse than the 'squad' See in context

People who believe in social justice, human rights, a clean environment, and affordable education and healthcare clearly hate America.

These fine upstanding high schoolers should feel proud to be booing.

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Posted in: Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns See in context

this issue was litigated in the 2016 election

I can't believe they actually include this stupid argument in the lawsuit. These are actual lawyers?

lack a legitimate legislative purpose

Wrong again.

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