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This fucking guy

By David Futrelle

If you haven’t already heard: Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court, which means we’re even more fucked than we already were. Goodbye Roe v Wade! The Dems need to function as a real opposition party for once and pull a sort of reverse-Mitch McConnell, doing everything they can to block a new nomination until after the midterms. And then they need to win the midterms.

Fucking Trump doesn’t even know the names of the justices.

I can’t even find Trump’s idiocy funny today. I’m too angry.

Anyway, here’s an open thread. I gotta start doing these regularly again.

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Diego Duarte
Diego Duarte
2 years ago

@Kupo

Not just that, I missed this but apparently they also arrested protesters in Los Angeles on Tuesday:

https://www.facebook.com/latimes/posts/10156697261473010

It is a coordinated crackdown. No doubt about it. This is going to be a spiraling downward trend and people need to start organizing ASAP.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

The protests on Saturday will be calling for ICE to be abolished. At least the Twin Cities one is. I’m guessing this will be happening nationwide though. The local partners of the protest are a bunch of orgs, some of which are very mainstream though. Like ACLU and AFSCME. Abolishing ICE has gone from a fringe leftist to a mainstream liberal position in the span of a couple of weeks. That at least is comforting.

Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

Hey, all, this is a test, my comments haven’t been coming through for about a month.

Diego Duarte
Diego Duarte
2 years ago

@WWTH

Have you checked the news? There’s an active shooter at the MD offices of The Gazette. Just a couple of days after Milo called for journalists to be gunned down.

The shit is hitting the fan faster than expected.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/annapolis-shooting-latest-capital-gazette-maryland-building-newspaper-dead-shot-today-a8422086.html

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

I’m beginning to wonder what we’ll see next week, with Wednesday being Independence Day.

j
j
2 years ago

I used to post here a long time ago when this place was still manboob or something as the angry MRA folks. Then Jezebel posted that article making light of beating up one’s boy friends. In the comments women were going in on the author over it and I started to wonder if I drank some kool-aid because it wasn’t the behavior I had come to expect from the evil feminists. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It’s an open thread so whatever. I’m glad this place exists and is still active.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

MSNBC is reporting that the shooter is white, male and younger. 20’s maybe 30’s.

kupo
kupo
2 years ago

I’m beginning to wonder what we’ll see next week, with Wednesday being Independence Day.

At this point I’d welcome alien invaders.

@j

Then Jezebel posted that article making light of beating up one’s boy friends. In the comments women were going in on the author over it and I started to wonder if I drank some kool-aid because it wasn’t the behavior I had come to expect from the evil feminists.

If I understand you correctly, the commenters on WHTM were upset with the jezebel author for making light of domestic violence by women against men? Did I understand correctly? I want to be sure before I reply.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

There’s also this DHS article from way back in Feb that is just now making the rounds on Twitter. It appears to be a 14 words dogwhistle.

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2018/02/15/we-must-secure-border-and-build-wall-make-america-safe-again

Normally I’d put this in the tinfoil hat category but…

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

I can’t edit because the stupid post isn’t showing up yet, but it contains this sentence

The increase in claims filed is not associated with an increase in meritorious claims. As of FY 17, the asylum grant rate for defensive applications in immigration court is approximately 30%. On average, out of 88 claims that pass the credible fear screening, fewer than 13 will ultimately result in a grant of asylum.

Why 88?

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

@ WWTH

We must be using the same tinfoil milliner. Every other stat is a percentage; except those two numbers.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

@Lumipuna:

It’ll be difficult to communicate what exactly is being protested here.

Then protest Trump qua Trump. That one five-letter T-word says it all at this point, really.

j
j
2 years ago

@kupo

No no, Jezebel commenters were being extremely critical about the Jezebel author. That’s when I sorta stopped believing everything MRA’s had to say about feminists. Like a uh, turning point I guess. The article is still up with some comments if you’re curious.

https://jezebel.com/294383/have-you-ever-beat-up-a-boyfriend-cause-uh-we-have

Granted, nothing here describes long-term systematic domestic torture, but regardless, it is never ever acceptable to hit your partner unless you’re literally saving yourself or your children.

Also, I was 15 then so that’s upsetting. Doesn’t feel like 11 years have passed.

Ooglyboggles
Ooglyboggles
2 years ago

@kupo
They can’t be much worse than what we have in charge.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

The problem with abolishing ICE is that it ends up like here when they abolished the RUC and replaced it with the PSNI. Same people, same uniforms, same role; just different stationary. It needs to be a root and branch purge of their powers and methodology.

ETA: like you need any more rage fuel, but friend’s latest client: Undocumented woman, gets assaulted, reports assault to police, handed over to ICE.

kupo
kupo
2 years ago

@j
That makes sense! I’m glad you got to see what the evil feminists are really about. Because yeah, domestic violence is not okay.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee

Milo is using the Schrodinger’s asshole defense

https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1012443044942147584

Diego Duarte
Diego Duarte
2 years ago

Milo is using the Schrodinger’s asshole defense

Ahh yes, I read his facebook status saying the shooter was most likely a Democrat anyway.

I would details what I’d like to do to him but I’d be violating comment policy.

j
j
2 years ago

Milo was always fake as all hell.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

He seems to be a 100% bona-fide 24-karat genuine stochastic terrorist from where I’m sitting …

Dord
Dord
2 years ago

He couldn’t just hold on for a few months before quitting? wth?

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

The crowdfunded Trump balloon has had its first successful test flight ahead of his visit here.

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Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

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(Tried this before but it got eaten. Not delayed, actually eaten, it still wasn’t there 10 minutes later and after comments I’d posted elsewhere had shown up.)

Freemage
Freemage
2 years ago

In what should surprise no one here, the Maryland shooter is an entitled white male with a history of stalking and self-absorbed narcissism: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ramos-search-20180628-story.html

He was pissed because in 2011, the paper ran a story about him stalking and harassing a former high school classmate via Facebook.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

When Fujimori ran for a third illegal regime here, won, and started torturing and killing dissidents, the people rose up and protested every single day, de-stabilized him. In a country of only 28 million people at the time, over a million people showed up to protest against him. The protests would go on for days, nights, weeks. They never relented until proof of him buying up congressmen was found.

Well, there’s some empirical evidence for that 3.5% figure. Guess what one million out of 28 million is?