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  1. This is stupid. Why would you even post it? There's no source.
  2. I kinda like that though. Republicans will hate her anyway. Might as well milk it and troll them. But I don't think Republicans hating her is any reason for Democrats to get rid of her if she's effective and good at her job. One, it weakens the party and two it's obvious Republicans will find a new boogieman to go all in on when she's gone. Might as well keep the good one.
  3. Sorry the irony here is hilarious. Can you look it up? I want to read about or look at this.
  4. The Nancy Pelosi Problem Really interesting article that hit on a couple things I've been thinking about recently. Why exactly do people hate Nancy Pelosi so much? I can understand why Republicans might hate her ideologically and I guess her effectiveness can increase the vitriol but I don't get why Democrats dislike her so much. She's very effective at what she does.
  5. Yeah but I thought they like at least being able to play dumb when people called them out for latent racism, sexism etc. But I guess not lol
  6. Yeah I've voted for Republicans in the past too. I prided myself on knowing the candidates, not being partisan, all that jazz. But at this point the Republican party needs to be crushed. I don't care if we're voting for the town crier. If he/she has an (R) next to their name, they're not getting my vote. At this point I think decent people who even identify as Republican are misguided. They see "Republican" as part of their identity and want to save it from Trumpism. But they have to realize that "Republican" is just a name and they can be ideologically conservative without associating with the party. Struggling to save the name while it's obvious it stands for something vile now is just dumb.
  7. Along these same lines, it also annoys me when pro choice people say pro life people want to control a woman's body. I understand they're trying to control the messaging but some of these people act like they can't grasp that these people legitimately think you're killing a baby. Abortion is one thing I don't think you can ever compromise with. Some people will think of it as no different than getting rid of a tumor and others will think you're actively murdering children.
  8. I held no illusions about the patriotism and altruism of these people but it boggles my mind that they gave up any pretense of it for this. Donald Trump has nakedly shown that he's an ignorant, narcissistic snake oil salesman his entire public life. How Republicans decided to give up any moral high ground over him will boggle my mind until the day I die. Even if Romney or Ted Cruz enacted these exact same policies, Republicans would at least be able to act like they're moral because those dudes at least act like they have Christian values. Because all we want is to stay on the welfare plantation . It's just like how kids who are protesting for gun control really just want an excuse to get out of class. In other words, if you aren't all in with their existing worldview, the GOP will talk down to you and act like you don't know what you really want. The Republican party is a disgrace from top to bottom. I hope I see the day when people are as embarrassed of saying they were once Republican as older Germans are of saying they were party of the National Socialist Party. This party needs to die.
  9. Statement by Andrew McCabe I have been an FBI Special Agent for over 21 years. I spent half of that time investigating Russian Organized Crime as a street agent and Supervisor in New York City. I have spent the second half of my career focusing on national security issues and protecting this country from terrorism. I served in some of the most challenging, demanding investigative and leadership roles in the FBI. And I was privileged to serve as Deputy Director during a particularly tough time. For the last year and a half, my family and I have been the targets of an unrelenting assault on our reputation and my service to this country. Articles too numerous to count have leveled every sort of false, defamatory and degrading allegation against us. The President's tweets have amplified and exacerbated it all. He called for my firing. He called for me to be stripped of my pension after more than 20 years of service. And all along we have said nothing, never wanting to distract from the mission of the FBI by addressing the lies told and repeated about us. No more. The investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has to be understood in the context of the attacks on my credibility. The investigation flows from my attempt to explain the FBI's involvement and my supervision of investigations involving Hillary Clinton. I was being portrayed in the media over and over as a political partisan, accused of closing down investigations under political pressure. The FBI was portrayed as caving under that pressure, and making decisions for political rather than law enforcement purposes. Nothing was further from the truth. In fact, this entire investigation stems from my efforts, fully authorized under FBI rules, to set the record straight on behalf of the Bureau, and to make clear that we were continuing an investigation that people in DOJ opposed. The OIG investigation has focused on information I chose to share with a reporter through my public affairs officer and a legal counselor. As Deputy Director, I was one of only a few people who had the authority to do that. It was not a secret, it took place over several days, and others, including the Director, were aware of the interaction with the reporter. It was the type of exchange with the media that the Deputy Director oversees several times per week. In fact, it was the same type of work that I continued to do under Director Wray, at his request. The investigation subsequently focused on who I talked to, when I talked to them, and so forth. During these inquiries, I answered questions truthfully and as accurately as I could amidst the chaos that surrounded me. And when I thought my answers were misunderstood, I contacted investigators to correct them. But looking at that in isolation completely misses the big picture. The big picture is a tale of what can happen when law enforcement is politicized, public servants are attacked, and people who are supposed to cherish and protect our institutions become instruments for damaging those institutions and people. Here is the reality: I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey. The release of this report was accelerated only after my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee revealed that I would corroborate former Director Comey's accounts of his discussions with the President. The OIG's focus on me and this report became a part of an unprecedented effort by the Administration, driven by the President himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn. The accelerated release of the report, and the punitive actions taken in response, make sense only when viewed through this lens. Thursday's comments from the White House are just the latest example of this. This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to tain the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel's work. I have always prided myself on serving my country with distinction and integrity, and I always encouraged those around me to do the same. Just ask them. To have my career end in this way, and to be accused of lacking candor when at worst I was distracted in the midst of chaotic events, is incredibly disappointing and unfair. But it will not erase the important work I was privileged to be a part of, the results of which will in the end be revealed for the country to see. I have unfailing faith in the men and women of the FBI and I am confident that their efforts to seek justice will not be deterred.
  10. Definitely, it's common courtesy, especially that late. But do you have kids? The scenario my coworker told me about is what really scares me. I remember times when my brother and I would come home super late from parties and try to get in without waking my parents. I remember one time in particular my dad came out of his room freaking out because he didn't even know we'd left the house and thought there was an intruder. Your kid isn't going to let you know ahead of time that they're about to disobey you and sneak out of the house.
  11. Man who accidentally killed mother he mistook for an intruder won't be charged This is my biggest fear with owning a gun. And sadly a more likely outcome than actually stopping a home intruder. This dude got off but he has to live with the fact that he ended the woman who birthed him's life because he was too trigger happy. This reminds me of a story a former co-worker told me once. She was an older lady but when she was young she used to be a bit wild. She snuck out of her parents house one time and when she came home snuck back in quietly. As she made her way to her room, the lights came on and the first thing she saw was her father's pistol in her face. He was this close to killing her thinking she was a burglar. Her mom freaked out and begged her dad to get rid of the guns and he was so guilt ridden from almost killing his daughter that he didn't even put up a fight. Never owned a gun again. Crazy how often stuff like this happens.
  12. Definitely not true. A lot of people were saying there was something fishy in the housing markets before 2008. And from the looks of it, Kudlow was reacting to increased calls of a recession in that piece so at that point the voices were getting even louder.
  13. Show me where I complained about how hard it is to fire federal employees. And while you're at it show me incorrigible evidence that McCabe is corrupt. He served 22 years in the FBI and no one had a bad word to say about him until our Great Orange Saviour came along. That alone leads me to believe the case against him is likely political. With that said, I don't like how he handled the Hillary investigation but I think it's unbelievably ****** to fire a guy a few days before he retires so he doesn't get a pension. No skin off my back either way but it's just another example of the repugnant people we have running this country right now.
  14. You neglect to mention that being fired means he doesn't get the pension he's entitled to after 22 years of service and that he retires in four days. That's the controversy here and you know. From the sounds of it, what McCabe did was wrong but the guy retires in four days. I think it'd be messed up to make a guy lose his pension after 22 years of service. They wait til next week and it's the exact same outcome with none of the maliciousness.
  15. This is a ******* mess. Between this and Richard Spencer suspending his speeches because they're not fun anymore, I'd say the alt right is imploding before our very eyes. Coming into the light was probably the worst thing these people could have done. Also the story itself is just stereotypically bad. One they set him up to be exposed at Parrott's trailer. But even worse, Parrott is Heimbach's father-in-law. His wife is Parrott's stepdaughter from a previous marriage. So by sleeping with Parrott's wife, he slept with his wife's stepmom and his technical mother-in-law. These alt right guys really are the cream of the white crop.