RummagingBedouin

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  1. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/senators-field-trip-to-white-house-north-korea-trump Senators had one question remaining on Wednesday after visiting the White House for a briefing on the situation in North Korea: Why?
  2. You think Obama should have made a preemptive strike? No matter how many fuck-ups the US makes internationally some still believe the big bad USA can do anything it wants.
  3. Just finished Mississippi Blood, third book in the trilogy. Iles is as good a thriller/crime/mystery writer as anyone. He's in a class with George Pelecanos. All 3 books take place in and around Natchez MS. All three books are unputdownable. From a reader's review: Greg Iles doesn't stand still. He continues to provide intelligent and well-researched stories that are grounded in the history of the Deep South. He doesn't paint a pretty picture with southern ladies and gentlemen, antebellum mansions, garden parties, and good-old-boy politicians. Instead Mr.Iles talks about the problems of the Deep South; the history of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, the inequality of races, miscegenation, and various hold-outs of people who keep a grip on the old ways even today. His writing is gritty and realistic, impressive and depressing at the same time, and allows his readers to really understand what has happened over the past 150 years. He presents these historic events with passion and insight, excusing few for their actions and holding many accountable for perpetuating barbaric practices.
  4. The MSM gave Trump millions of dollars of free advertising during the primaries and campaign. You couldn't turn tv on and not see something about Trump.
  5. I'm not surprised. Notice also that in poll Trump's percentage doesn't go up, it drops as well, though just one point.
  6. The scientific claim you are rejecting is based on accepted facts/research. That cannot be said for any claim you accept made by religionists.
  7. They're a satire but are now in charge of the government. We are screwed.
  8. Does Sessions know Hawaii has been a state since 1959? “We are confident that the President will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the Ninth Circuit,” Sessions said in a Wednesday night interview on “The Mark Levin” radio show, first flagged by CNN’s KFILE. “So this is a huge matter. I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power.”
  9. You're being awfully generous to say Trump may be racist.
  10. Thing is, Trump is racist and probably wasn't aware of how white it it was.
  11. You forgot Swamps and I forgot about rtb earlier (not that rtb is forgettable, I was probably having a senior moment).
  12. You play the if game a lot.
  13. Virtue signalling is the conspicuous expression of moral values by an individual done primarily with the intent of enhancing that person's standing within a social group. That sounds like what bbb does to get the approval of Swamps, cobalt, and Jimmy James.
  14. Tweet from Dave Itzkoff - Who's the new Press Secretary?
  15. Legal peeps - what is your take on this? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/us/politics/why-gorsuch-may-not-be-so-genteel-on-the-bench.html?_r=0 WASHINGTON — Justice Neil M. Gorsuch is by all accounts the soul of courtesy, and he may have a hard time elbowing his way into the judicial crossfire that is the modern Supreme Court argument. Justices interrupt one another all the time, and it may not be easy for the new justice to find his place and to raise his voice this week, when he hears his first arguments. But a new study suggests that Justice Gorsuch has two things going for him: He is conservative, and he is male. “Conservatives interrupt liberals at significantly higher rates than liberals interrupt conservatives,” the study, to be published in The Virginia Law Review, found... And male justices, perhaps not surprisingly, interrupt female justices far more often than the other way around. “Even though female justices speak less often and use fewer words than male justices,” the study found, “they are nonetheless interrupted during oral argument at a significantly higher rate.”