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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Nah, he's just shedding his human-skin and reverting back to his vampiric true form.
    The kicker is that Miller is only 34. That's why I call him "Kid Jackboot". It's amazing how much unbridled hate and evil can prematurely age a person.

    Yeah, pathetic is a good word to describe what went down on the TV talk shows over the weekend as Trump's lackeys bent over backwards to defend his indefensible actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    The kicker is that Miller is only 34. That's why I call him "Kid Jackboot". It's amazing how much unbridled hate and evil can prematurely age a person.
    he needs an intervention. but, from what i hear, the rest of his family has turned on him. so the next step would be exorcism.
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    More Cruelty in American carceral state:

    Michael Tidwell’s blood sugar reading was at least 15 times his normal level when sheriff’s deputies took him to the hospital. But before they loaded the inmate into the back of a car, deputies propped up his slumping body and handed him a pen so he could sign a release from the Washington County Jail.
    “I could barely stand up or keep my eyes open,” he recalled.
    Tidwell said that he didn’t know what he was signing at the time, and that he lost consciousness a short time later. The consequences of his signature only became clear in the weeks that followed the 2013 medical emergency.
    By signing the document, which freed him on bond from the small jail in south Alabama, Tidwell had in essence agreed that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would not be responsible for his medical costs, which included the two days he spent in a diabetic coma in intensive care at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile.
    It’s unclear whether Tidwell, who was uninsured at the time and in poor health afterward, was billed for his care or if the medical providers wrote it off. Neither Tidwell’s attorneys nor the hospital was able to say, and Tidwell was unable to get answers when he and a reporter called the hospital’s billing department.
    What is clear is that the sheriff’s office avoided paying Tidwell’s hospital bills.
    Tidwell had been on the receiving end of a practice referred to by many in law enforcement as a “medical bond.” Sheriffs across Alabama are increasingly deploying the tactic to avoid having to pay when inmates face medical emergencies or require expensive procedures — even ones that are necessary only because an inmate received inadequate care while incarcerated.
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    On this date, in both 2014, as well as in 2015, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled Bishop Phil Gingrey, a former OBGYN who was so vehement in his dislike of healthcare reform, that on an episode of Hardball, he advised Tea Partiers to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights and bring firearms into the town halls where they were already deliberately making ugly scenes just to disrupt progress. Gingrey also defended former Rep. Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape” comments, which is even more sad when you consider his medical background very clearly should have told him that no, in fact, a woman’s body does not “have ways of shutting that whole thing down”. But perhaps his saddest moment as a former doctor came in 2014 when he claimed migrant children from South America were bringing the Ebola Virus across the U.S. Mexico border into the United States, which defies all logic and epidemiology. He failed at getting elected to U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2014, and has gone on to become a K Street lobbyist.


    In 2016, 2017, as well as in 2018, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profile of the U.S. House Representative from Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District, Trent Kelly, a former District Attorney, who when he was presented with the opportunity to prosecute a hate crime committed against Devin Norman on federal charges, a man who was brutally beaten for being gay in March of 2015. Campaigning solely on his service to his country, Kelly won a terribly crowded GOP Primary against more challengers than can be counted on your fingers, in spite of having almost no stated stances on the issues. And the only thing he did specify is that he would like the 14th Amendment, which normally covers birthright citizenship to also cover “pre-born human beings”. For those needing a translation of what that means, it means that Kelly’s making an end-around attack on Roe v. Wade by having the 14th Amendment declare zygotes and fetuses to be fully functional human beings and not just clumps of cells, so they get the constitutional rights that would make aborting them murder. So it probably will come as little surprise that right around the time Trent Kelly arrived in Washington, D.C., and the Republican Party was s***ting itself in fury over the Center for Medical Progress’ “sting” video of Planned Parenthood, that he signed onto a letter promising he would vote to shut down the government if Planned Parenthood was not defunded, based off of a video that experts have debunked as a fraud. During the controversy over the Trump administration’s “family separation” policy in July of 2018, Rep. Kelly went on record after touring immigrant detention centers that were imprisoning children in cages and deemed those methods “appropriate.

    Trent Kelly won re-election in 2018 with 67% of the vote, and resumed having one of the most conservative voting records, even for most Bible Belt Republicans:


    Unless Kelly gets undone by the FEC investigating his illegal campaign fundraising finances of accepting donations larger than the allowed limit, he seems like he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
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    Amber Guyger is found guilty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Nah, he's just shedding his human-skin and reverting back to his vampiric true form.
    Nah, that one is reserved for Rudy. Bill Maher uses that photo for him a lot and I have borrowed it myself from time to time here. I think Miller is more like that giant evil snake Nagini that accompanies Voldemort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    Amber Guyger is found guilty.
    F***ing GOOD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyvolt2000 View Post
    Amber Guyger is found guilty.
    Best news I've heard all day. I hope she gets a good, long prison term.
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    MAGA = Manufacturing Ain't Great Again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post
    MAGA = Manufacturing Ain't Great Again.
    What I find weird is that about a week into the impeachment investigation, after daily insane meltdowns on twitter, with a weak economy and drowning in a swamp of scandals, there hasn't really been a dip in Trump's approval yet. He holds on to the slight improvement he saw a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelMan View Post
    What I find weird is that about a week into the impeachment investigation, after daily insane meltdowns on twitter, with a weak economy and drowning in a swamp of scandals, there hasn't really been a dip in Trump's approval yet. He holds on to the slight improvement he saw a few months ago.
    Monmoth just published a 10 point drop.

    Also, historically speaking, Nixon didn't see approval among his base wane till the evidence came out and it fell off a cliff. Clinton watched it slowly erode during the process.
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    Shoot Them in the Legs, Trump Suggested: Inside His Border War

    WASHINGTON — The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day.

    The advisers feared the president’s edict would trap American tourists in Mexico, strand children at schools on both sides of the border and create an economic meltdown in two countries. Yet they also knew how much the president’s zeal to stop immigration had sent him lurching for solutions, one more extreme than the next.

    Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.

    “The president was frustrated and I think he took that moment to hit the reset button,” said Thomas D. Homan, who had served as Mr. Trump’s acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recalling that week in March. “The president wanted it to be fixed quickly.’’
    Mr. Trump’s order to close the border was a decision point that touched off a frenzied week of presidential rages, around-the-clock staff panic and far more White House turmoil than was known at the time. By the end of the week, the seat-of-the pants president had backed off his threat but had retaliated with the beginning a purge of the aides who had tried to contain him.

    Today, as Mr. Trump is surrounded by advisers less willing to stand up to him, his threat to seal off the country from a flood of immigrants remains active. “I have absolute power to shut down the border,’’ he said in an interview this summer with The New York Times.
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