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RainCaster

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Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Current location: Left Coast
Member since: Mon Oct 10, 2016, 06:19 PM
Number of posts: 6,402

About Me

A Reformed Republican who has seen evil and shook its hand. (Nixon) He now spends his time trying to change the world for the better.

Journal Archives

WTF - Carly B?

I thought I would turn on the idiot box for a few mins before going to bed. I saw the biggest waste of Oxygen I had seen in a long time. Where did this crap come from? My dogs excrement has more musical talent.
Sorry for being such a curmudgeon, that level of talent just rubs me the wrong way.

I'm calling my toilet time "Executive Time"

I suggest that should become the new description for our activities of relief.

Emoluments: what does the word mean?

I am a word junkie, and I make my living in an obscure part of technical communications, so it fits. Anyhow, I came across this article in the WaPo about DFT and his lawyers trying to redefine the word "emoluments". There is some fascinating history, and many of the links are also worthy of exploration. The amicus brief is exceptional, BTW.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/29/big-trump-case-hinges-definition-emoluments-new-study-has-bad-news-him/

How to end the shutdown

I fly weekly for work, so I deal with the TSA very often. They could fix this themselves with a few simple changes if implemented around the country.

Delay every GOP senator or congressman
There are so many ways this can be done - random searches, extra pat downs, more questions, searching of luggage and the subsequent bomb residue test... So many ways these assclowns can be delayed and miss their flights. Waiting for the supervisor to get back from her break is another gem.

The top of the list for this effort should be Mitch McConnell, for he is the main reason this is dragging on.
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How many of these working stiffs really support his damn wall when it takes money from their pockets?

The kids wanted to see the Home Alone movies tonight...

I am ready to puke at the sight of the Mango Molester in the second movie. Oh, it's still good to have the kids come home for Christmas.

Milo Yiannopoulos lasted a single day on Patreon before getting banned

Source: The Verge

Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos attempted to fund a “magnificent 2019 comeback” on the crowdfunding platform Patreon, only to be banned after one day. Yiannopoulos’ Patreon campaign, whose banner image is seen above, garnered around 250 patrons pledging an unknown amount of money before being kicked off the service.

“Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon as we don’t allow association with or supporting hate groups on Patreon,” the company said in a tweet. Leaked emails have linked Yiannopoulos to white supremacists, and a 2016 video showed him singing karaoke in a bar while audience members, including white nationalist Richard Spencer, gave Nazi salutes.

“I’ve had a miserable year or two, banned and de-platformed and censored and blacklisted,” Yiannopoulos wrote in his Patreon profile. He asked patrons to help fund a weekly late-night TV talk show, and to help him “pay essential staff and service providers.” The Guardian reported earlier this week that Yiannopoulos was $2 million in debt, a number Yiannopoulos later claimed was actually “at least” $4 million in a flippant Instagram post.

In return, patrons would get rewards like “free Milo ringtones,” a signed poster of Yiannopoulos, and an “elite-tier Milo coffee mug.” Backers who pledged at least $500 per month got more personal perks like “Milo will call you on your birthday,” and for $750 per month, “Milo will fly to you and take you and a friend out for dinner once a year.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/5/18127994/milo-yiannopoulos-patreon-comeback-ban-hate-speech



Winning

That's all I will say.

Colbert's opener was great tonight

Gingerbread pee pee girls!

Today is the NRA's birthday

Let's give them our thoughts and prayers

National security aide headed for exit after clash with Melania Trump's office

Source: CNN

Reflecting the fast-moving nature of the events, soon after a Wall Street Journal report surfaced Tuesday afternoon alleging Ricardel was fired and escorted off the White House grounds, a senior White House official denied the story to reporters.

The official said Ricardel was still in her office Tuesday afternoon. The official declined to speculate further about Ricardel's future in the administration.

Her departure would leave national security adviser John Bolton without one of his key allies in the administration, a deputy who has also shared his penchant for bureaucratic infighting.

It was those sharp elbows that sources said led to the first lady's stinging statement, with Ricardel most recently feuding with members of the first lady's staff over her trip to Africa. One person familiar with the matter said Ricardel quarreled with the first lady's staff over seating on the plane and use of National Security Council resources.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/politics/melania-trump-mira-ricardel/index.html



Another to add to Rachel's wall...

To hell with politics, I'm enjoying the Hawks today!

They are looking so good. I just wish Steve Rabel was doing the play by play.
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