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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelMan View Post
    You can't make this up:

    From the New York Magazine regarding her guru Chris Butler in Hawaii:

    “Whenever Butler traveled, he’d have the homes he stayed in lined with tinfoil, to protect against electromagnetic radiation.”
    That fact calls for a song...

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    Looks like we are reaching the end of another discussion as we grow near to post 10k.

    May I suggest the next one be titled The Quickening? Things are really just getting more infuriating as time goes on so it is perfect as a subtitle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Looks like we are reaching the end of another discussion as we grow near to post 10k.

    May I suggest the next one be titled The Quickening? Things are really just getting more infuriating as time goes on so it is perfect as a subtitle.
    It seems like it could relate to both the Democratic Primary field and/or the last original Trump Cabinet members.
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    HUD officials admit they knowingly stalled Puerto Rico housing relief funds

    HUD’s chief financial officer, Irv Dennis, and David Woll, the department's principal deputy assistant secretary for community planning and development, made the admission Thursday before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

    The two told bewildered lawmakers that the agency missed the congressionally mandated deadline to issue a notice that would have kicked off a monthslong process to help Puerto Rico get billions in federal housing funds Congress allocated after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.

    “HUD did fail to comply with the law,” said Rep. David Price, D-N.C., said at the hearing.
    The housing agency was supposed to issue funding notices to 18 states affected by disasters on Sept. 4. They published all the notices except Puerto Rico’s. The publication of the notice would have allowed Puerto Rico to start drafting a plan that would create the structures needed to manage the much-needed funds.

    Two years after Maria, Puerto Rico has received a third of the roughly $43 billion Congress allocated toward hurricane recovery efforts such as rebuilding tens of thousands of homes with damaged roofs, many still covered with blue tarps.
    “American communities have been waiting far too long for the relief and recovery assistance,” said Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., adding that such funding delays were unlawful.

    Woll admitted that HUD had “no statutory authority” to miss such a deadline.
    Woll and Dennis, in defending why HUD felt compelled to delay the distribution of funds, echoed previous talking points from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, President Donald Trump and other members of his administration in citing "alleged corruption" and "fiscal irregularities" as well as “Puerto Rico's capacity to manage these funds."

    Woll brought up events this summer that led to the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló as governor amid mass protests triggered by political scandals, as well as the island’s decadelong financial crisis, in justifying HUD’s decision to stall Puerto Rico’s funding process.

    Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., stressed that during Puerto Rico’s political unrest no indictments were issued against the island’s housing secretary, Fernando Gil-Enseñat, or the department he leads, known as Vivienda.

    Both Clark and Woll agreed that Gil-Enseñat is an “honorable head of housing.”
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    Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

    Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, is majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

    Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    It seems like it could relate to both the Democratic Primary field and/or the last original Trump Cabinet members.
    That works as well!

    Should we wait until we hit Page 1,000 like the last thread? It's hard to keep up where we cut things off with threads these days.

    Mods, thoughts on that?
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    Let me get this in before the changeover

    Will Marco Rubio ever stand up to Donald Trump?


    When he eventually gets around to penning his memoir, “Lemming of the Senate,” perhaps Sen. Marco Rubio will finally answer the most vexing question regarding his career.

    Why would a hustling politician go to all the trouble to run for and win one of the most coveted jobs in American politics, only to spend his time as a cowering apologist for the Sammy Glick of the West Wing?

    You would think for the $174,000-a-year one gets for the part-time job of U.S. senator, every now and then Rubio might actually stand for something, anything, remotely resembling a principle. Too heavy a lift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Looks like we are reaching the end of another discussion as we grow near to post 10k.

    May I suggest the next one be titled The Quickening? Things are really just getting more infuriating as time goes on so it is perfect as a subtitle.
    More like 'The Plot Thickening'
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Tulsi Gabbard Rips Hillary Clinton In Twitter Tirade As A ‘Rot’ Sickening Democratic Party

    She hit back at Clinton’s suggestion that the Hawaii congresswoman is a Russian asset. The more Gabbard speaks, the more I dislike her and suspect she's a DINO (Democrat In Name Only).


    Been saying it for years now, current Democrats are what the Republican party was in the 1980s, many of the GOP from that era would never be elected today, being labeled "too liberal".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Disaster View Post
    Been saying it for years now, current Democrats are what the Republican party was in the 1980s, many of the GOP from that era would never be elected today, being labeled "too liberal".
    For perspective, Elizabeth Warren makes sense as today's "extreme" Democrat, but she was a Republican thirty to thirty-five years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    For perspective, Elizabeth Warren makes sense as today's "extreme" Democrat, but she was a Republican thirty to thirty-five years ago.
    Thankfully and finally clawing leftwards, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    Looks like we are reaching the end of another discussion as we grow near to post 10k.

    May I suggest the next one be titled The Quickening? Things are really just getting more infuriating as time goes on so it is perfect as a subtitle.
    The limit for the server is actually 1000 pages, not 10,000 posts. This thread is only 2/3 full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelMan View Post
    The limit for the server is actually 1000 pages, not 10,000 posts. This thread is only 2/3 full.
    Having two threads at the same time might be confusing. Might as well move on to the new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Having two threads at the same time might be confusing. Might as well move on to the new one.
    They can merge them possibly.
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    Everything else is irrelevant.

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