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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Veritaserum, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. I know nothing matters anymore but 1/2 of Hans & Fritz is on notice.

    Didn’t Schiff already do this though?
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  2. White people can't be trusted in any power level
  3. Egregious. Also that study (about speaking/reading and childhood development) has been refuted. He's really out here peddling some conservative, Hertiage Foundation trash. Wow.
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  4. Whoever the Democrats pick...christ they need to work day and night to get him out.
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  5. 3Xs


    Marianne is less than 1,000 away from hitting 65,000 individual donors!

  6. What is that supposed to even refer to?

  7. Yath!
  8. Some (presumably alt-right) meme or something. I just can't believe his actual campaign is peddling it. There are other tweets requesting people join Mitch's "Cartel." Like...the hypocrisy, the delusions of grandeur, the desperate attempt to construct charisma, the bizarre need to stan mediocrity.
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  9. Good summary from New York:

    You can thank West Virginia senatorial candidate and coal magnate Don Blankenship for Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s bizarre nickname “Cocaine Mitch.” Blankenship — who served a year in prison for conspiring to violate federal safety standards after 29 miners were killed at his company’s site in 2010 — pulled out the moniker during his bid for the Republican senate primary last year, referring to an incident in 2014 when a cargo vessel owned by McConnell’s father-in-law’s company was found leaving Colombia with 90 pounds of cocaine on board.

    Pinning this on McConnell is laughable, which is probably why the senator has embraced the phrase as a fundraising tool. On Wednesday, ThinkProgress reported that, for a $35 donation, McConnell is selling T-shirts of a faceless figure surrounded by a cloud of powder on the front, and “Team Mitch Cartel Member” on the back. (The figure bears a similarity to promotional material for the Netflix series Narcos.)

    If the T-shirts are a tactic to play off the momentum of an absurd political moment, they appear to ignore the on-the-ground reality for an alarming number of Kentucky residents. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the state had the third-highest age-adjusted rates of death by drug overdose in 2017. That year, Kentucky had a total of 1,566 drug overdoses. According to Kentucky’s Office of Drug Control Policy, at least 51 of those deaths were due to cocaine.

    McConnell has also painted himself as a leader in the fight against opioid abuse. His website features a page on McConnell’s work on the “drug epidemic,” listing major events in the senator’s efforts to combat opioid use, including “Senator McConnell Welcomes White House ‘Drug Czar’ to Kentucky.” “I make it a priority to invite Drug Czars to come here, so national policymakers can hear directly from those on the frontline of our fight against opioid and substance abuse,” McConnell said, announcing the visit.

    As ThinkProgress notes, the shirts are tone deaf for a second reason: McConnell is a strong supporter of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the deportation arm of the Department of Homeland Security which pursues cartel members and those involved in drug trafficking. In a July 2018 op-ed for The Courier-Journal, McConnell criticized those calling for more oversight of ICE, which has been accused of abusive policies, and those calling for the agency to be abolished, praising its efforts to halt drug deaths and murders by cartels.
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  10. We already know some counties were offered exemptions and special funding for things for votes, they were taking Representatives in closed rooms right up until the vote happened. This latest legislative session was an absolute disaster on all fronts, a race to the bottom.
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  11. The way the establishment dropped Harris and golden boy Buttigieg the moment Biden announced... the sheer lack of shame dddd.

  12. It is kind of crazy the amount of institutions fawning over Biden.

    I still fucking hate Alyssa Milano. Shannen and Rose were right.
  13. The MSNBC Buttigieg clip I watched live this morning and my head spun trying to understand what they were doing. They broadcast that story even though all of the panel was like "Meh, it's just growing pains." I had no idea what the takeaway was supposed to be.

    But then, that's 90 percent of segments on Morning Joe.
  14. Never forget.

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    Me dragging Buttigieg and Harris every other day in this thread only to sort of miss them now that the media machine is pushing Republican operative Biden

  18. I appreciate all of her work to de-stigmatize HIV but whew Alyssa Cilantro can really fuck off now.

    Save us Bernie and Elizabeth.
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