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Virginia Democratic voters appreciation thread

As your neighbor in Maryland, I'm pulling for you. I did some GOTV canvassing in Arlington and you guys are fired up! Looking forward to victory tomorrow!
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:15 PM (4 replies)


Apparently, this is a real product, not Borowitz or The Onion. Just fork out $50 and it's yours. It comes with a flag, too!

Posted by NastyRiffraff | Mon Oct 16, 2017, 06:42 PM (6 replies)

Find out if your Congressperson has accepted NRA donations:

Just click on your state on this page
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:29 AM (6 replies)

Uh oh! Looks like Tillerson's on the way out

Trump just called him "wonderful." That's as bad as him saying he has "complete confidence."

Posted by NastyRiffraff | Sun Oct 1, 2017, 12:06 PM (15 replies)

Hillary Clinton will be on Rachel's show!

Save the date: Thursday, September 14, 9pm EDT. I have it on all my calendars; not that I'll forget!
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Thu Sep 7, 2017, 10:03 PM (10 replies)

I guess "The Lord" didn't listen to Franklin Graham

At last night's trainwreck, Graham asked the Lord to shut the mouths of “those in this country who want to divide, who want to preach hate.”

Then Dump started talking. And "the Lord" just let him flap his mouth throughout a divisive, hate-filled speech.
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Wed Aug 23, 2017, 11:35 AM (31 replies)

"What a presidential president would have said about Charlottesville"

“The violence Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., is a tragedy and an unacceptable, impermissible assault on American values. It is an assault, specifically, on the ideals we cherish most in a pluralistic democracy — tolerance, peaceable coexistence and diversity.

“The events were triggered by individuals who embrace and extol hatred. Racists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and their sympathizers — these are the extremists who fomented the violence in Charlottesville, and whose views all Americans must condemn and reject.

“To wink at racism or to condone it through silence, or false moral equivalence, or elision, as some do, is no better and no more acceptable than racism itself. Just as we can justly identify radical Islamic terrorism when we see it, and call it out, so can we all see the racists in Charlottesville, and understand that they are anathema in our society, which depends so centrally on mutual respect.

“Under whatever labels and using whatever code words — ‘heritage,’ ‘tradition,’ ‘nationalism’ — the idea that whites or any other ethnic, national or racial group is superior to another is not acceptable. Americans should not excuse, and I as president will not countenance, fringe elements in our society who peddle such anti-American ideas. While they have deep and noxious roots in our history, they must not be given any quarter nor any license today.

More at: Washington Post Editorial

What Dump did say:
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides."

Posted by NastyRiffraff | Sat Aug 12, 2017, 07:14 PM (0 replies)

No room at the inn (In Hamburg)

Here's to the winners: "White House officials"

(begin quote)President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit

He is one of the most powerful people in the world. He is coming to the meeting of 20 powerful countries. And he has a problem: no hotel room for the G20.

White House officials apparently waited too long to book accommodations for President Trump, leaving him without a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders converge for the G20 summit.

Organizers announced the scheduled summit in February 2016, which requires 9,000 hotel rooms to accommodate world leaders, their sizable staffs, and security details.(endquote)
via BuzzFeed News

Don't they have a Days Inn in Hamburg?
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Thu Jul 6, 2017, 12:17 PM (41 replies)

Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid, except for program that brings him millions

Source: Washington Post

President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is paid directly to private landlords.

One of those landlords is Trump himself, who earns millions of dollars each year as a part-owner of Starrett City, the nation’s largest subsidized housing complex. Trump’s 4 percent stake in the Brooklyn complex earned him at least $5 million between January of last year and April 15, according to his recent financial disclosure.

Trump’s business empire intersects with government in countless ways, from taxation to permitting to the issuing of patents, but the housing subsidy is one of the clearest examples of the conflicts experts have predicted. While there is no indication that Trump himself was involved in the decision, it is nonetheless a stark illustration of how his financial interests can directly rise or fall on the policies of his administration.

The federal government has paid the partnership that owns Starrett City more than $490 million in rent subsidies since May 2013, according to figures provided by a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nearly $38 million of that has come since Trump took office in January.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trump-seeks-sharp-cuts-to-housing-aid-except-for-program-that-brings-him-millions/2017/06/20/bf1fb2b8-5531-11e7-ba90-f5875b7d1876_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.1c36a0a1451b

Trump has bragged in the past that he could financially profit from the presidency. He never tried to hide that, and he's not bothering to hide it now.
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Wed Jun 21, 2017, 12:29 PM (11 replies)

"James Comey, is this man bothering you?"

(Apologies for possibly violating the 4 paragraph rule, but it's impossible to get the flavor of this if you count the individual remarks as paragraphs)

(begin excerpt)Here is a look at the texts that I am sure passed between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-FBI Director James B. Comey.

Comey: hey do you have a second
Sessions: why certainly sir

Comey: so I just
he keeps being WEIRD

Sessions: weird how

Comey: I am keeping memos
but I just thought
can we set up a system where I don’t have to be alone with him
Comey: so for instance I thought of a good one the other day
if I try to hide in the curtains

Sessions: what

Comey: like physically camouflage myself in the curtains

Sessions: I don’t understand
like Scarlett O’Hara?
Washington Post Blogs
Posted by NastyRiffraff | Sun Jun 11, 2017, 01:44 PM (0 replies)
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