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Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:19 PM

George Kent blew my mind today, in a REALLY good way

The man was straightforward, composed, articulate, thoughtful, and flat out DECENT. I do not have a television, so I had no visual cues about Kent apart from the NPR hosts claiming he was dapper, I saw a photo of him tonight and he looked just like he sounded. DECENT. I was impressed by him today.

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Reply George Kent blew my mind today, in a REALLY good way (Original post)
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 OP
intrepidity Nov 2019 #1
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #3
intrepidity Nov 2019 #4
southerncrone Nov 2019 #6
BuffaloJackalope Nov 2019 #11
Sogo Nov 2019 #2
llmart Nov 2019 #5
lunatica Nov 2019 #7
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #9
captain queeg Nov 2019 #8
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #10
abqtommy Nov 2019 #12
Duppers Nov 2019 #16
Leghorn21 Nov 2019 #13
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #14
backtoblue Nov 2019 #15
iluvtennis Nov 2019 #17
ginnyinWI Nov 2019 #18
Judi Lynn Nov 2019 #19
Beringia Nov 2019 #20
BootinUp Nov 2019 #21
OhNo-Really Nov 2019 #22
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #23
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #24
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #25
MFGsunny Nov 2019 #26
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #27
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #28
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #29
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #30
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #32
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #34
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #35
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #36
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #37
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #38
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #40
DeminPennswoods Nov 2019 #31
ChubbyStar Nov 2019 #33
Hekate Nov 2019 #39

Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:23 PM

1. Trump has so poisoned us that what should seem typical

eg, normal decent humans, now seem extrordinary.

Damn him forever.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:26 PM

3. I get that...BUT...

George Kent was pretty unflappable today, in a room full of fucking flap.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:27 PM

4. Agreed nt

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:31 PM

6. Yep

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:48 PM

11. The GOP also created the environment where dedicated career public servants

 

are treated with derision, assumed to be either hopelessly naive, or just disloyal & corrupt "deep state" actors completely on the take, or both.

It's all projection on the GOPs part.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:25 PM

2. I totally agree.

He was an unsung star of the hearing today, IMHO.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:28 PM

5. He exceeded my expectations for how these hearings would open.

The Dems were very, very smart in having him go first.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:32 PM

7. If you get a chance to see him talk

you’ll like him even more. He listened calmly, answered quickly and strongly. He has a good expression without any indication of feeling nervous or emotional. He comes across as a man who has no fear and nothing to hide. He’s also sharp as a whip and obviously knows what he’s talking about. His confidence is quite evident.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:40 PM

9. I could hear and feel the "no fear"

It was evident trough out, but it clanged the loudest when he replied to the RePugBullies. Every answer he gave just screamed "I own you, you hurdy gurdy, screeching, poo flinging monkeys." No fucking fear.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:38 PM

8. Kent and Taylor were great. That's why FOX is telling it's minions

That the proceedings are boring. They don’t want anyone watching and listening to these guys. For those who have not yet lost their souls, seeing these guys will have an impact.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:42 PM

10. Truth is better than fiction

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 09:59 PM

12. I was very impressed and encouraged by seeing and hearing Kent and Taylor today.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:43 PM

16. +100

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:11 PM

13. I figured he'd be "good", Star

but

DAYAM!!

Mind blown in a most delightful way!! I fkn LOVE THIS GUY!


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:17 PM

14. I took a shine to him myself

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:19 PM

15. Me too...



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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:44 PM

17. Both Kent and Taylor have integrity, that's why they were good witnesses

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 10:50 PM

18. It's refreshing, isn't it.

I was impressed by both witnesses. Decent and dedicated. Not in it for personal gain.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:01 PM

19. Almost like people from another planet, those two. How proud sane people must be of them.

They stand in such amazing contrast to the foolish Republicans who so desperately tried to seize control and paint their absurd picture of how things are. The wingers looked like escaped lunatics.

Just keep looking for re-runs. I would hope we all will get the chance to see them over and over, and maybe on C-Span, too.

I definitely intend to watch them again, if I can get the chance. Americans never looked better in nearly 4 years, clearly.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:07 PM

20. Maybe we should send both of them flowers

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:18 PM

21. Yeah, I liked his intellect, and great job testifying.

Taylor was amazing too.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 11:21 PM

22. Kent's Transcript is Fantastic - He unwinds

The Guliani Lutsenko Solomon “The Hill” story Fox has ranted about since March 2019. Kent shares the lies extensively.

Kent’s testimony was a better read than Tom Clancy’s books. There are even LOL moments

https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2019/11/Kenttranscript.pdf



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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:07 AM

23. Both the news - and the late night comedy shows - are covering the testimony tonight

So check out the V&M Forum to see the actual footage. Even The Daily Show is covering this right now!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:11 AM

24. Hey Darlin thanks for the heads up

Stay warm.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:20 AM

25. I just watched Lawrence O'Donnell and he did an excellent job, I'm hoping that'll be available

And you're right, it's cold and awful out there. I've been under the weather, but I had to show up at a meeting tonight and I couldn't wait to get home. I'm not a fan of winter.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:23 AM

26. Totally impressive that George Kent. Link below to his brilliant opening statement.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:12 AM

27. Just found this from NBC News: Kent Opening Statement

Kent Opening Statement: U.S. Should Not Engage In ‘Politically Associated Investigations’ | NBC News



In his opening statement at the first public impeachment hearing, deputy assistant Secretary of State George Kent spoke about his work with Ukraine and indirectly said that actions by President Donald Trump "undermine the rule of law."

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:33 AM

28. At 11:12 Kent throws down the gauntlet

It was just a beautiful and horrifying moment.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:36 AM

29. Glad you got to see it! He was really good!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:39 AM

30. I'd bet money that dude was the star of his debate team

The Bill Nye look gets me too!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:47 AM

32. I was very impressed how both of them kept their composure despite the Republican antics

They both kept their cool and their dedication was obvous. And I agree that he'd be the star of any debate. The Republican disruptors were clearly outmatched today.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:54 AM

34. Some of the facial expressions Taylor made today were priceless though

I watched a Seth Meyers clip and I was howling. Devin Nunes on the other hand, oh Jesus, I am sorry (not really), that he lived all of Jr. High in the trash can upside down.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:05 AM

35. LOL! Seth Meyers barely needed writers tonight

None of them did! Trump and his minions are human jokes that just keep on giving! And Stephen Colbert had Nicolle Wallace as his guest tonight - she was great anchoring the coverage today and I'll post that, as well, as soon as it's uploaded. I started posting the late night shows a couple of years ago since I figured we needed more humor here, these days. And they often have political guests as well.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:21 AM

36. I never realized what a treasure V&M is

Thank you for posting these fantastic pieces. The cheerleader clip was fucking amazing. Have you watched Seth's Netflix special Lobby Baby? Holy shit, it is GOOD.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:53 AM

37. I know! I liked that one, too!

It's not strictly political, but it is "current events," LOL. V&M has long been my favorite. When we moved to DU.3, that (and LBN) were the two forums I volunteered to host. I think it deserves more attention than it normally gets and it's invaluable for DUers who aren't around at certain hours or don't have TV. And I haven't seen Seth's special - I generally post The Daily Show, Colbert and Seth - anything political - and TexasTowelie took over Jimmy Kimmel and any other late night political guests - so I just try to keep up with them, since those are the ones I regularly watch. They help keep me sane after a day of terrible Trump news.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:55 AM

38. Watch Lobby Baby

Fucking delish. Night!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 03:18 AM

40. Thanks for the heads up!

And get some good rest...

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:41 AM

31. Liked the way he compared present day Ukraine

to us as a young country struggling for independence. And how all the foreign aid we got during our own Revolutionary War was critical to winning our independence.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 01:49 AM

33. Cest La Vie! And Americans learned how to French kiss as well

What a way to celebrate independence!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:56 AM

39. To my surprise, Kent brought me to tears

I thank the gods there are still such people as he and Taylor serving in government. May we be worthy of them.

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