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    Quote Originally Posted by kidfresh512 View Post
    Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash

    Gotta do something when the only chicken sandwich making headlines lately is Popeye's!
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    My take:

    Nice of you to finally admit it. Volkswagen also was pretty tight with the Nazi Party in Germany, so forgive us for not all running out to buy one after the war. When there's that much dedication to hate, I still need some time for the room to air out, y'know?
    Looks like they won't rule out donating to the same kinda of people again as soon as people stop paying attention.

    Chick-fil-A Won't Entirely Rule Out Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Charities Again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalak View Post
    Looks like they won't rule out donating to the same kinda of people again as soon as people stop paying attention.

    Chick-fil-A Won't Entirely Rule Out Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Charities Again
    Couldn't even bother to wait more than a day. Says so much about them.

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    Its funny because they tried opening up a restaurant in the uk and had to shut it down when people routinely ignored it or canvassed it because of its anti LGBTQ stance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalak View Post
    Looks like they won't rule out donating to the same kinda of people again as soon as people stop paying attention.

    Chick-fil-A Won't Entirely Rule Out Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Charities Again
    I wonder if part of it was the conservative backlash - once you get on the tiger, you can never get off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalak View Post
    Looks like they won't rule out donating to the same kinda of people again as soon as people stop paying attention.

    Chick-fil-A Won't Entirely Rule Out Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Charities Again
    Can't say I'm surprised. Chick-fil-A can't afford to piss off the legions of intolerant assholes who support the chain because of their deplorable stand. Oh, well, go right ahead, I'll continue spending my fast food dollars elsewhere.
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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day posted profiles of Steve Scalise, the current U.S. House Representative for Louisiana's 1st District, who was revealed to have spoken before a group of White Supremacists, EURO in 2002, a group that was actually founded by David Duke. Oh, and Duke says he and Scalise are of like mind, which is easy to believe considering that as a state legislator, Scalise voted against a resolution for the state of Louisiana to apologize for slavery. frequently appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel as well as maintained a close-knit relationship with the Family Research Council (an anti-gay hate group) that has seen him appear a number of times on Tony Perkins’ Washington Watch program to say they are both “on the right side of history” on their stance against same sex marriage (and has celebrated whenever anything is done to threaten same sex marriages with them).

    We noted at the time that Scalise had lied that the Affordable Care Act would “lead to healthcare rationing” while trying to fight tooth and nail from healthcare in any way including contraceptive coverage. He repeatedly kept trying to defund Planned Parenthood, falsely claimed the Bush era tax cuts created an economic boom, denied climate change because President Obama wore a coat to his second inauguration (that would be in January), defended the racist nickname of the Washington D.C. NFL franchise. He also claimed Obama really didn’t want to fight ISIS, and called for his impeachment over his executive orders over immigration. As late as 2018, Scalise has argued against the Founding Fathers wanting there to be a separation of church and state, citing an alternate history that never happened where he confuses the author of the Declaration of Independence with the authors of the Constitution.

    Now, Scalise coasted to re-election in 2018 with 71% of the vote, partially because voters in a conservative district were compelled to give Steve Scalise a free pass out of after he was shot by a deranged gunman during practice for the annual Congressional baseball game.

    He still fundraised for 2018 by sending out mailers claiming that former President Barack Obama was “rigging our elections. Now, given that Scalise has always been opposed to any and all gun control, we wondered if being the victim of gun violence might make him have a change of heart, and want to do something about stopping a man like the shooter, a man with a history of domestic violence and anger issues from having owned a gun in the future. NOPE. Scalise learned nothing, and still will be in the pocket of the gun lobby. He has literally said being shot “fortified” his view on gun rights, if by fortified you mean hospitalized for months.

    Anyway, the other detail of the shooting? The woman on the security detail that is largely credited for saving Scalise’s life, and that of other Congressmen present is an African American lesbian. Why, with Steve Scalise’s history of being associated with White Nationalists like David Duke, or his staggering anti-LGBTQ record of votes, maybe he’d have a change of heart there after a woman who’s the embodiment of what Scalise’s pals hate saved his life, right?

    NOPE. Four months after a lesbian saved his life, Steve Scalise learned nothing, and went to speak at the “Voter Values Summit”, an annual conference run by the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council. The same FRC that’s run by Tony Perkins, a longtime GOP Platform Committee member who as a state legislator, paid tens of thousands of dollars in 1996 for David Duke’s mailing list. This is like if the ending of a Christmas Carol saw Ebeneezer Scrooge rolling around in a pile of money in bed with a cut to Tiny Tim dying in bed while his family weeps, frankly. The villain, even when presented with his own mortality and given a last chance to change is like, “NAW, F*** IT.”

    And we mean that, considering that Scalise defended Donald Trump for celebrating Congressman Greg Gianforte having body-slammed a reporter, saying he was just “ribbing” the Montana Congressman, and not endorsing violence. Well, wouldn’t you know it, within a week of that statement, a Trump supporter mailed off pipe bombs to CNN, Robert DeNiro, and a bunch of high-ranking Democrats, so maybe Scalise is just full of s*** about not seeing a link.



    Steve Scalise is, as of the writing of this article, preparing a full-on run off a cliff at top speed for King Lemming, aka Donald Trump. On Halloween, Scalise gave a speech on the floor of the House where he deemed Congressman Adam Schiff’s efforts in the Trump impeachment inquiry regarding Ukraine to be “Soviet Style, showing up with a giant posterboard of the Kremlin to present alongside himself. This voracious defense, however, only served to remind the public that Trump has that whole bizarre allegiance to the Kremlin, himself, that impacts the majority of decisions he makes from the Oval Office.

    Just this past Sunday, he went on Fox News to be interviewed by Chris Wallace, and tried claiming the members of the Trump adminIstration testifying in the impeachment inquiry should not be believed because they are partisan and simply, “Adam Schiff’s witnesses. Most to that point had been apolitical career diplomats, but one was a member of Trump’s National Security Council, and another was on Vice President Pence’s staff. While he was at it, Scalise also praised Donald Trump’s decision to pardon war criminals, falsely claiming that by doing so, it would increase troop morale.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what insanity spills forth from Scalise’s bigoted mouth-hole over the next several weeks, during his impotent attempts to protect a white nationalist president, and how deep the pervasive derangement of the Republican Party has gone.
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    From Oklahoma City:

    Holy Sh-t!!

    Iím at the mall today.
    James Lankford and his wife are 5 feet away at the food court.

    Iím standing there in shock when this good olí boy walks up to him and says,

    ďGet your head out of Trumpís ass and get out of here you Republican F-ing scum bag!Ē

    OMG!!!!
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    BREAKING: JFP confirms that Democrat Shanda Yates, a 38-year-old political newcomer, defeated GOP incumbent Bill Denny in the Mississippi House District 64 race 51%-49%.
    Dems are clawing back a lot of seats in local legislatures. This is extremely important. They're nowhere near where they need to be, of course, but we're seeing some movement.

    From the same tweet thread:


    Hester Jackson-McCray also ousted a GOP Mississippi House incumbent and made history as a black woman elected in a majority white district in DeSoto County. She won by 13 votes after losing that same seat 68-32 in 2015. Voter turnout jumped by ~1/3.
    Also from today: Trump's visit to Mississippi boosted GOP turnout in the region he visited by 5%, but boosted Democratic turnout by 12%.

    Jim Hood lost the gov race by 5.7 pts, but Dems ran up numbers in suburbs & won some counties for 1st time in decades.
    https://twitter.com/ashtonpittman/st...39297551269891

    I thought this was an interesting and overlooked aspect of gerrymandering he talks about here:
    Democrats also flipped a GOP-held Senate district that a judge found amounted to a "racial gerrymander." Though it was 51% black, its white residents had a poverty rate of 9%, vs 41% for black voters (statewide it's 13% and 32%). The problem?

    Turnout rates go up as income increases, and down as it decreases. By creating a district with wealthier than avg white voters & poorer than avg black voters, the GOP created a majority black district where black voters had no chance of electing a rep of their choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    If this doesn't feature a baby holding a burnt spoon, then it will be all for naught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Dems are clawing back a lot of seats in local legislatures. This is extremely important. They're nowhere near where they need to be, of course, but we're seeing some movement.

    From the same tweet thread:





    https://twitter.com/ashtonpittman/st...39297551269891

    I thought this was an interesting and overlooked aspect of gerrymandering he talks about here:
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    For Dems to make such inroads in the staunchly, even fanatically conservative South is noteworthy by any definition of the word.
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    Regarding the impeachment hearings, the big buzz of late has been about Nancy Pelosi suggesting on Sunday that Trump himself testify, and he floated the notion that he just might take Nancy up on the offer. Don't get your hopes up, people, because there's no way in hell that's going to happen. The dead LAST thing Republicans want is for Trump to flap his lips before Democrats eager to nail his orange ass to the wall, knowing full well the moron would perjure himself before everyone got comfortable in their seats. On top of that, unlike Hillary Clinton who patiently endured hours and hours of grilling by headhunting Republicans on Benghazi, Trump, for all his bluster and bravado, doesn't have the balls to put up with what Hillary did, he wouldn't last thirty minutes under the spotlight (and that's a generous estimate) before he got pissed and stormed out in a gigantic hissy fit. Short and sweet, the notion of Trump going public to testify is nothing more than a ridiculous fantasy that shouldn't be taken seriously.
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    U.S. breaks off talks with South Korea over costs of military alliance

    SEOUL — The United States broke off talks with South Korea on Tuesday over how to share the cost of the two nations’ military alliance, injecting fresh tension into the relationship over Washington’s demands that Seoul pay sharply more.

    President Trump has demanded South Korea raise fivefold its contribution to cover the cost of stationing 28,500 U.S. troops in the country, asking for nearly $5 billion, officials on both sides said. But that demand has triggered anger from Korean lawmakers and sparked concerns that Trump may decide to reduce the U.S. troop presence in the Korean Peninsula if talks break down.

    The top U.S. negotiator, James DeHart, said the U.S. side decided to cut short the negotiations on Tuesday morning, the second of two days of planned talks. In a rare public show of disunity between the allies, he blamed South Korea for making proposals that “were not responsive to our request for fair and equitable burden sharing.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Regarding the impeachment hearings, the big buzz of late has been about Nancy Pelosi suggesting on Sunday that Trump himself testify, and he floated the notion that he just might take Nancy up on the offer. Don't get your hopes up, people, because there's no way in hell that's going to happen. The dead LAST thing Republicans want is for Trump to flap his lips before Democrats eager to nail his orange ass to the wall, knowing full well the moron would perjure himself before everyone got comfortable in their seats. On top of that, unlike Hillary Clinton who patiently endured hours and hours of grilling by headhunting Republicans on Benghazi, Trump, for all his bluster and bravado, doesn't have the balls to put up with what Hillary did, he wouldn't last thirty minutes under the spotlight (and that's a generous estimate) before he got pissed and stormed out in a gigantic hissy fit. Short and sweet, the notion of Trump going public to testify is nothing more than a ridiculous fantasy that shouldn't be taken seriously.
    I do think Trump is capable of bloviating for hours on end. He could also be interested in the ratings (Democrats should offer him the opportunity to testify during prime time)

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    This smells of Trump doing an old school Mafia shakedown with the goal being to piss off South Korea to the point of relations going down the proverbial toilet. If that were to happen, it would make Rocketman happier than a pig in slop, and maybe, just maybe, restart those dormant denuclearization talks that Trump hopes would earn him that Nobel Prize he craves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I do think Trump is capable of bloviating for hours on end. He could also be interested in the ratings (Democrats should offer him the opportunity to testify during prime time)
    Babbling endlessly like a brook before adoringly brainless rubes like he does at his inane rallies? Sure. Facing a hostile phalanx of Democrats determined to wring the truth out him about the Ukraine mess while treating him like Republicans treated Hillary? Don't see that happening. Trump doesn't have the temperament to put up with that sort of grilling, he'll either fuck up and reveal something that'll crucify him, or he'll blow like a volcano, make a colossal ass out of himself and show the country he's unfit for office. Oh, yes, the GOP would just LOVE to see THAT shitshow in prime time!
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    I wasn't able ot watch the opening of the hearings today, but I heard it had some moments worth watching. I'll have ot catch it on the reruns.
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