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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:50 pm 
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[quote="The Hill" ]Sessions praises sheriffs as "critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement"[/quote]

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... -the-anglo

Presumably, he is referring to the Sheriff of Nottingham, whom he considers a very fine person.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 am 
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:bang: URrrrggggghhh....

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:44 pm 
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The gist of the internet response is that the dog whistles are being put aside in favor of bullhorns.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:52 am 
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OK, this is just so on the nose.

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Pool report says Trump and his motorcade drove past a billboard advertising Stormy Daniels tonight and her upcoming Florida stop on the "Make America Horny Again" tour. You can't make it up.


From Josh Dawsey, the White House reporter for the WaPo

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:18 pm 
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No, come on, this show just keeps getting more absurd.

Man featured on 'Trump Dating' site has child sex conviction

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A North Carolina man with a felony conviction for indecent liberties with a child was one-half of the poster couple for a new "Trump Dating" website.

News outlets reported Monday that visitors to the dating site geared toward supporters of the president were greeted with the faces of Jodi and William Barrett Riddleberger, conservative activists involved in the Tea Party-inspired political action committee, Conservatives for Guilford County. The couple's exact role with the site is unclear.

State records show Riddleberger was convicted in 1995 on the charge stemming from filming sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was then 25.

He told WRAL-TV that he's "already paid (his) debt" for that charge. Records show he didn't serve prison time.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:06 pm 
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I always used criticize "reality TV" because it in no way resembled reality, but I meant for them to fix it the other way.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:24 pm 
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sick.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Well, we can't ban assault weapons because freedom. But you know what we can ban?

Lawmakers seek ban on baggy pants

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A bipartisan group of South Carolina lawmakers have proposed making it illegal to have saggy pants throughout the Palmetto State.

WCIV reports that House Bill 4957 would outlaw appearing in public with trousers that sit "three inches below the crest of his ileum," thereby exposing skin or underwear.

The legislation presumably means to identify the "ilium," the top part of the hip, not the "ileum," the last part of the small intestine.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:16 pm 
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:? :spin: :tumbleweed: :unsure:

That's so weird! Don't they have anything better to do?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:14 pm 
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And the problem this solution is looking for is...? People who found the 90's offensive?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:42 pm 
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It is, clearly, racist in intent, but ACLU also calls it an attempt to sustain debtor prisons.

Just because it's stupid doesn't mean it is not also malicious.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Racist? A guy here at work wears his pants that way all the time and seems thoroughly Caucasian. :scratch: I've never associated falling off pants with skin color.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 pm 
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I need more context for the debtor prison part.

ETA I suppose because they propose punishing offenders with community service.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:39 pm 
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Sagging is associated with hip-hop which is associated with black people. Though of course white people also do it.

I admit, that dog whistle got past me. I usually hear them (and find them aggravating), but until Frelga pointed it out just now that one got past me.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:52 pm 
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The sartorial custom might cross the racial groups but I think it's a pretty good bet that the enforcement won't target white plumbers.

Dave, the debt prisons is something ACLU is talking about lately. As I understand it, the law like this imposes fines. When a defendant with a low income can't pay the fine or take time off work to appear in court, he (in this case the law specifically targets men) may end up with larger fines and eventually be arrested.

This was a pattern that was seen in Ferguson, where the police department mostly existed to impose fines on residents.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Come be speechless with me.

Link to AP.

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Trump on the Parkland shooting: "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon." https://t.co/pu3fAOm3Kp


This is after criticizing the officers on the scene.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 pm 
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Trump on the Parkland shooting: "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon, if only it weren't for my flat feet.


There, I fixed it.

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Yeah, I'm not so sure Mister Draft Dodger has the guts to put action where his words are in this case.

I wonder if he even knows how to handle a gun, for instance?

I also wonder if people who actually put their lives in danger each day in law enforcement appreciates that kind of talk from a guy with the Secret Service protecting him, or really, any armchair warrior who's never been in that situation.

But then I recall that Donald Trump's supporters can both lionize the military and fully support his thoroughly base treatment of Gold Start families and veterans like John McCain, so I don't think it matters in the end. They support him for other viewpoints.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:39 pm 
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I mean, it's one thing to be obliviously narcissistic, but what's her excuse?

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders just clarified that when President Trump said earlier that he'd have run into the school with the active shooter, he didn't really mean that he'd run into a school with an active shooter but rather that he'd "be a leader"


Yes, we kinda got that he didn't mean it.

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Quote:Trump on the Parkland shooting: "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon."
Incredible. Bizarre. Satire cannot beat this. He must not realize just how crazy it sounds. He lives within the sphere of 'reality' (fake) TV where things are scripted and there can be a 're-do' if things don't come out the way one wishes.


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