The Morning News: Justice Department Probing Clinton, GOP Senators Abandoning Moore, High Winds Slamming Seattle

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Personally, I find every new Russia collusion revelation more refreshing than my morning cup of coffee.

It's also refreshing to know that today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (headed by Trump nemesis Bob Corker) is going to be discussing whether it really is a good idea for only the president to have the power to authorize a nuclear strike, a conversation that hasn't really happened in ~40 years.
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New John Oliver is predictably wonderful, hilarious and infuriating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZAPwfrt…
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"Flat Earthers Gather in North Carolina."

I wonder if the WH sent recruiters to fill vacancies in NASA, EPA, CDC, etc.
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GermanSausage @3, good one. (And then I stop and think... They just might have sent recruiters.)

And just to show great minds think alike. From a recent story on basketball star and noted flat earther Kyrie Irving: "Kyrie Irving still won’t admit the Earth is round, which means he’s either the most persistent prankster ever or possesses an ignorance of science that would qualify him to serve in the Trump administration."

Oh, and when I say "great minds think alike," I'm talking GermanSausage and the author of that story. Oh hell, who am I kidding? I'm obviously talking Kyrie Irving and Donald Trump.
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everything is terrible.
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Just about my only comfort remaining is that I'm among those who wisely knew to vote FOR HILLARY back on November 8, 2016.
@5 Max Solomon: Then unless we resist and revolt against this Evil Empire everything will stay terrible. Let the bloody revolution against the GOP begin, and let the RepubliKKKan pigfuckers, their lawyers, lobbyists, fellow swamp creatures, trophy bimbos, and snot nosed brats feel the butt-hurt for generations to come. 2017 should forever be proof that RepubliKKKans are UNFIT TO GOVERN and should be made extinct.
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Dan- thanks for a great facts-supported and extremely well written piece. Apparently even the ever-early right wing commenters have so far stayed away.
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@6

Ooh, aren't you adorable!

Did you make this Lego prison camp all by yourself, or did your daddy help you?
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I'm pretty ambivalent about Joe Biden politically, but someone needs to stomp out any presidential aspirations he may have before they can gain any momentum whatsoever. He's 74 years old today and should follow the Jimmy Carter/Bill Clinton role of Democratic cheerleader & GOP critic, which he actually seems pretty good at.
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I'm left empty by news pundits who crush, kill and destroy republicans/conservatives in intellectual debates over policy. The debate wins don't matter if your side doesn't vote in the gerrymandered district that the politician runs in, they don't matter if your side is in the congressional majority and out of the white house, they don't matter if the President that's not on your side is selecting young conservative district court judges en masse who will determine to the detriment of the 99% the enforcement of laws in this country. It won't matter if your side doesn't pursue serious electoral reforms in this country so that you don't keep losing elections to the other team that fixes the vote on touch screen machines w/ no paper trail and or vote counting tabulators to their benefit.

It will start to matter if you rebuild your brand from the bottom up into a populist one and WIN ELECTIONS.

exhale.
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@6: I admire your chutzpah. We'll need it during Hillary's show trial.
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russia. putin. how is the uranium one thing destroyed by noting $143m was given to the clinton foundation by relevant parties? how is assange the hypist dm'ing jr. on twitter (as he said he did last year) damning? clinton wants him dead for revealing us warcrimes; hard to say maybe self interest is a bigger factor here than the red menace tho who knows.

who's all-in in 2020 for an 80yo instrumental to making the modern carceral state? putin? gee, remember how the justice department is itself a massive racist scandal? weird that good dan doesn't seem to know about it. it's like, there's some massive nationalist hype maybe-just-maybe story centered around a cult of personality that requires ignoring the carceral and surveillance state and its imperialism.
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@5 you looking at the news "everything is terrible."

me looking at the McDonalds extra value menu "everything is terrible."
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World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Signed by ~15,000 scientists from 184 countries

[...]To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, humanity must practice a more environmentally sustainable alternative to business as usual. This prescription was well articulated by the world’s leading scientists 25 years ago, but in most respects, we have not heeded their warning. Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions, that Earth with all its life is our only home. [...]

A Second Notice

Alliance of World Scientists
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@8:....said the troll who goes by robotslave. Go back to Mom's Basement and chill.
@11: Just a reminder, especially if you voted for Trumpzilla, bought its lies and deceit, but, like most fleeced GOP apologists just..can't..admit you were among those who helped blow the 2016 General Election because you couldn't accept a woman president who was best qualified for the job, and now you're paying the price for your shameless ignorance and chauvinism: If HILLARY had pulled 1/20 of the shit that Shithead-in-Chief Trumpzilla has done within the last 10 months, she'd be IMPEACHED ALREADY! As for 'chutzpah', look up shameless audacity, hypocrite--first in the dictionary, then in your own bathroom mirror. And go fuck yourself.
Let the Revolution produce irreparable bloodshed for the GOP, and that RepubliKKKans and their enablers be held criminally responsible and pay mightily. ITMFA!
@13 Seattle in Alaska: Thank you for the reminder as to why I avoid McDonald's, too.
I agree: McDonald's is inedibly terrible.
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Aunt Zelda- I believe Max is one of us and was on the sarcastic side.
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@15: I voted for Hillary twice, I'll have you know.

You're barking up the wrong tree. I'm just unhappy today because everything is terrible. In case you didn't think it was terrible, there was a school shooting today, with 5 dead.
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@15

Oh my goodness, a "your mom!" comeback! Complete with basement!

You really are the complete package, you cute little thing.

Here, let me wipe your chin, you've still got a little bit of dribbly on it.
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@16 CMDwannabe: Thank you for the clarification. I overreacted too quickly to Max, and apologised (see below):
@17 Max Solomon: My sincerest apologies, no snark. I overreacted to you comment, and misconstrued it as trolling (see anything submitted by robotslave). Yes, everything is indeed, terrible. No, actually, I did not read or hear about another mass shooting with 5 people dead. That is really sad. I can now see the sarcasm, however after my initial post.
@18 Go crawl back into your slimehole and stay there, and keep your junk to yourself.