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Terrorists blow up buses evacuating villagers from two Shi'ite villages in Idlib who are being evacuated to be swapped for the rebels from two Sunni villages near Damascus. [sarcasm]It is unclear at this time if Trump's daughter has cried over the pictures yet, so we don't know what his response will be.[/sarcasm]

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Tampa man loses testicles after trying to 'fill scuba tank with weed smoke'
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:15 AM
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The saddest thing of all, he would ultimately end up with a tank coated on the inside with thc and soot while huffing CO and CO2.
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Violence at demonstrations is not a good look. There really are websites where people discuss wanting to kill literally kill liberals. There's also a long term and well disseminated meme on the right that liberals are violent.
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Erdoğan clinches victory in Turkish constitutional referendum | World news | The Guardian

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An open letter response to the pilot's wife open letter
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They should just have shot the motherfucker.

Erdoğan vows to reinstate death penalty as referendum opponents face 'attacks and imprisonment' | The Independent

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Erdoğan came under fire in January after using Hitler’s government as an example of an effective presidential system. He defended his argument that putting all political power in the hands of the presidency would be a success, by saying “there are already examples in the world [...] you can see it when you look at Hitler’s Germany. There are later examples in various other countries.”
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Although if you believe his wife, who's currently trying to get full custody of their kids, he's like that at home too and this is just a ploy to weasel out of responsibility.
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Ok, here's an outlier. According to an Iranian newspaper, a Russian newspaper claims Russian planes shot down some of Trump's cruise missiles: Russian Media: 36 Lost US Missiles in Syria Airbase Attack Likely Intercepted by Russian Air Force
That's not impossible, the cruise missiles are subsonic and probably should be easily spotted on radar from above, that and their heat signature. They're a little hard to shoot down from the ground though, you don't see them until their almost on you, and zoom past at 600 mph only dozens of meters off the deck. But a supersonic jet fighter should be able to intercept them, especially if they knew where and when they were coming, which the Russians did, thanks to Herr Trumpler practically asking Pooty-Put's permission to act macho.
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Meanwhile, turns out that Alex Jones was a false flag operation: <a href="https://t.co/T9IhPxvo7s">https://t.co/T9IhPxvo7s</a></p>&mdash; The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) <a href="https://twitter.com/rudepundit/status/853806369782345736">April 17, 2017</a></blockquote>
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It would be really funny if he turned out to be a liberal Hollywood bit-part actor hoping for the big time.
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Well, yeah.

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Well, yeah.

(I could have sworn someone posted that here, but I can't find it.)
Over in the comedy section. (I'm a bird watcher, I specialise in loons.)
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:28 AM
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Dat title.

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GA-06 looks like it is headed to a runoff, with Democrat Jon Ossoff receiving some 48% of the vote or thereabouts, and the Republican with the most votes, Karen Handel, receiving around 20% (88% of precincts currently reporting). In case you think you recognise that name, you’re probably correct: she was almost single-handedly responsible for destroying the reputation of Susan G. Komen for the Cure nationwide.

If Ossoff had gotten 50%+1 of the vote, he would have won outright and there would have been no runoff. This is still a superb outcome for Democrats, however, because it’s a deep red district that has been Republican for decades (it’s Newt Gingrich’s old district) and before this cycle it was viewed as impossible for a Democrat to win. Ossoff performed roughly in the margin polling expected him to perform, which suggests that a lot of other districts in the same region that look competitive for Democrats now probably will be going forward for at least as long as the shitgibbon is president.

Moreover, the two Republicans that ran on support for the shitgibbon did absolutely abysmally in this election. That suggests a fairly large amount of demoralisation among his base.

I also have to think Handel won’t be a popular candidate. Women in particular have fairly good memories for stuff like this and her tenure at Komen can be fodder for some highly effective attack ads – which, given the national attention this district has received, it almost certainly will. This is a deep-red district and abortion will be a highly divisive issue there, but her actions at Komen also denied mammograms to poor women – which, of course, were the whole purpose of Komen. That is going to go over like a lead balloon with even right-wing voters, particularly since the Republicans’ recent attempts to take healthcare coverage away from poor people are still fresh in people’s memory (and weren’t particularly popular even among the Republican base), and Handel’s actions dovetail with those attempts in a way that opens her to an extremely effective line of attack. I honestly don’t think the Republican voters could have chosen a better opponent for Ossoff to run against if they’d been trying to.

One final note is that there were some “technical difficulties” with voting machines in some (heavily Republican) districts. They don’t have paper trails. It’s difficult not to be a bit suspicious about this.
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Alex Jones has been formally diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder: doctor

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Chaffetz is resigning his seat. Live boy? Dead girl? Farm animal? Russian kompromat? Upcoming FBI indictment? Didn’t want to be on record making votes in the Shitgibbon era? Wants to make money grifting the rubes on Fox News or elsewhere? Something else? Some or all of the above? Place your bets!

(He appears to have intended to run for governor in 2020, but given that resigning one’s seat is not generally a constructive means to that end, I would not expect that to be the only explanation. It does appear that several people with intelligence sources are favouring the kompromat/FBI interpretation, but until more details come out I’m not willing to say for sure.)
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Violence at demonstrations is not a good look. There really are websites where people discuss wanting to kill literally kill liberals. There's also a long term and well disseminated meme on the right that liberals are violent.
What this looks like to me is so-called-moderate conservatives saying to liberals "rein in your extremists because ours are so much scarier."
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U.S. now seeking arrest of Julian Assange

People following the Russian conspiracy with sources within intelligence had been saying that indictments would start occurring this week, and here we go.
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Chaffetz is resigning his seat. Live boy? Dead girl? Farm animal? Russian kompromat? Upcoming FBI indictment? Didn’t want to be on record making votes in the Shitgibbon era? Wants to make money grifting the rubes on Fox News or elsewhere? Something else? Some or all of the above? Place your bets!

(He appears to have intended to run for governor in 2020, but given that resigning one’s seat is not generally a constructive means to that end, I would not expect that to be the only explanation. It does appear that several people with intelligence sources are favouring the kompromat/FBI interpretation, but until more details come out I’m not willing to say for sure.)
Chaffetz may have won election in the 3rd Congressional District of Utah, but he is not that popular state-wide. Only 52% in his district view him favorably now, 49% statewide.
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You know, the thing about the mythological Narcissus is that he was known for his exceptional beauty.
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You know, the thing about the mythological Narcissus is that he was known for his exceptional beauty.
Did he get that from his mother's side of the family?
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You know, the thing about the mythological Narcissus is that he was known for his exceptional beauty.
But unfortunately, lately Narcissus has been looking in the pool and seeing Donald Trump.
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David Masad on Twitter: "If Alex Jones loses custody of his kids, I hope someone follows him around and claims his kids never existed and were just actors, forever. https://t.co/kwWe7WuWBq"

If the spillover wouldn't be bad on the kids I'd laugh harder than I already did.
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