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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Iowa state lawmaker Bill Dix, another member of those “family values” Republicans was caught in a moment of infidelity:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ince-resigned/
    Why can't a married man just" lobby" in peace anymore without being recorded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Iowa state lawmaker Bill Dix, another member of those “family values” Republicans was caught in a moment of infidelity:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ince-resigned/
    This is not the first time someone will hit the CSGOPOTD queue for being caught in bed with a lobbyist... LITERALLY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    This is not the first time someone will hit the CSGOPOTD queue for being caught in bed with a lobbyist... LITERALLY.
    Not the first time one has been ruined by a Dix Pic too.

    Ohohohoho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazirai View Post
    Reading the Bible made me an Atheist. ACTUALLY reading it after being a "Christian for much of my life. Only Becoming an actual Atheist in 2007. MOST people I know screaming god bless. Fornicate, drink, smoka da spliffs, blaspheme, libel other folks, etc. Not because they are evil, But because NO ONE can live by the Bible. If people believe in the Bible 100% they'd have no voice, because they would be insane trying to keep up with every rule and law.

    But Fundamentalists really think that the Sin of Mixed fabrics and eatign Shellfish is different than Gay people existing. It's not.
    There's an old saying, that the only two types of people who take the Bible literally are fundamentalists and atheists.

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    Three years ago, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" ran a profile of Dwayne Stovall, who ran campaign ads that attacked, bizarrely, Senator Mitch McConnell for looking like a turtle while still trying to win the nomination for his seat. The ad itself ended with Stovall's dog sitting in a pickup truck with him, and then the dog turned and started to talk to him, proving that his advisers had never heard of the Son of Sam killer. Stovall also had policy stances like that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional (in spite of the Supreme Court just having ruled that it was), that the 2nd Amendment should never be infringed, whatsoever, and that nullification of federal law was a wise course of action. Stovall finished third in that primary against John Cornyn, the senator he was actually trying to unseat.




    In both 2016, as well as in 2017, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published its profiles of Matt Krause, from the Texas House of Representatives for District 93, and first won office in 2012. Prior to running for office, Krause, now still only 36 at the time of his writing, was a lawyer for the Liberty Counsel in 2011, which the Southern Poverty Law Center currently classifies as an anti-gay hate group. The first bit of extremism Krause was involved with came a few months into his first term in May 2013, when he filed the "Come and Take It" firearms bill, a Texas gun nut's wet dream where state money would be held from any law enforcement agency that worked with federal agents to enforce any gun laws enacted by Congress, insisting that this attempt at using financing to nullify federal law was not, in fact, a nullification law because it acknowledges the federal government has the authority to regulate firearms. By the summer of 2013, as Texas Republicans introduced the rigid anti-abortion law SB 5, Krause not only voted for it, but followed it up by co-sponsoring HB 2, a ban on abortion at 20 weeks that would also further restrict Texas abortion facilities. He also claims that the female protesters who rallied around Wendy Davis as he remembers them as devil-worshippers giving a "Satanic Salute". Krause was interviewed by noted serial molester, adulterer, and Family Research Council personality Josh Duggar at a panel at the Voter Values Summit from November 2013, where they re-wrote history by boasting of their fight as a noble battle "for Civil liberties against the ACLU", by Christian politicians against hordes of Satanists. The fact that he expressed his interest in passing an abortion heartbeat bill in the interview isn't much more reassuring, nor is his sponsorship over a bill to keep brain dead women who are pregnant on life support, regardless of the family's wishes or if the unborn child was even viable. In August 2014, he was one of 63 Texas legislators who signed a legal brief opposing same sex marriage that linked it to incest and polygamy. You might look and that and say, "Big deal. It's bad, but 62 other people did it." True... but Matt Krause didn't stop there. A month later he spoke at TribFest, an event at the University of Texas at Austin where he discussed same sex marriage, and claimed it had a proven link to mental illness, suicide, and even causing malignant tumors. The crowd, being from Austin, the liberal bastion within Texas, mocked him with laughter, as such a statement deserves to be. When asked by a journalist after this meeting to be given a copy of the medical study he cited, Krause could not, of course (because it doesn't apparently exist). Not surprisingly, he has also proposed an amendment to the Texas state constitution that amounted to a "religious freedom" law that would allow the legal discrimination of gays based on religious faith. As disastrous as the result was when Indiana and North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislatures attempting the same thing around the time, what with boycotts being announced, Krause suggested his idea anyway, and in his defense of his plan, argued in favor of the religious freedom law by asking, "Should a Jewish bakery have to bake a cake for a Neo-Nazi convention coming to town?" Considering how pro-choice activists are Satanists in Krause's mind, it should come as little surprise that he would compare people seeking a same sex marriage to Neo-Nazis. When his amendment idea went nowhere, he instead settled for co-sponsoring SB 2065, a bill that would authorize religious organizations to be able to deny marriage services. In 2017, upon returning to the Texas legislature for a new term, Krause sponsored legislation to attempt to outlaw no-fault divorce in Texas to preserve the institution of marriage. His quote was, “Some people say I’m trying to take relationships back to the 19th century. I’m not trying that at all.” We almost believe him. He'd probably like to return to the 16th centuries or earlier, if he had his way, when women were strictly property.

    Matt Krause, in spite of being a deranged fanatic, still managed to win re-election over Nancy Bean with 61% of the vote in the 2016 elections. Krause spent most of the past year continuing to try and pass transphobic bathroom bans in Texas. Well, that and co-sponsoring a patently unconstitutional ban on allowing adoption agencies to reject prospective adoptive parents based on their religious beliefs. Nancy Bean is again challenging Krause for his seat in the state legislature, assuming she can get past fellow Democrat Nisha Matthews in the primary. Krause, in spite of being a complete lunatic and a member of the Texas House Freedom Caucus, is unopposed in the Republican primary. There’s an almost 20 point gap that either candidate will have to make compared to the 2016 election, but if special elections around the country are any indication, there is a chance an upset can be pulled and Krause can be booted from office in 2018, depending on Democratic turnout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    There's an old saying, that the only two types of people who take the Bible literally are fundamentalists and atheists.
    I have yet to meet a believer who doesn't take some part of the Bible literally.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

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    President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday.

    Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

    Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Gina Hapsel — the deputy director at the CIA — will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the spy agency, if confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.e5e9bdab64b9
    Trump didn't even have the courtesy to wait until Tillerson was back in the U.S., then again he did the same to Comey.
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    Putin probably called trump and told him Rex gotta go after he sided with the UK calling Russia out on the poison attacks this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Trump didn't even have the courtesy to wait until Tillerson was back in the U.S., then again he did the same to Comey.
    And here is why...

    Tillerson says U.K. spy poisoning ‘clearly’ came from Russia


    ABOARD A U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT — The poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent in the U.K. is “a really egregious act” that appears to have “clearly” come from Russia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said hours before being replaced.

    Nevertheless, Tillerson said late Monday that it was not yet known "whether it came from Russia with the Russian government's knowledge."

    The comments came before President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would become secretary of state.
    New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture

    WASHINGTON — As a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand.

    On Thursday, Ms. Haspel was named the deputy director of the C.I.A.

    The elevation of Ms. Haspel, a veteran widely respected among her colleagues, to the No. 2 job at the C.I.A. was a rare public signal of how, under the Trump administration, the agency is being led by officials who appear to take a far kinder view of one of its darker chapters than their immediate predecessors.

    Over the past eight years, C.I.A. leaders defended dozens of agency personnel who had taken part in the now-banned torture program, even as they vowed never to resume the same harsh interrogation methods. But President Trump has said repeatedly that he thinks torture works. And the new C.I.A. chief, Mike Pompeo, has said that waterboarding and other techniques do not even constitute torture, and praised as “patriots” those who used such methods in the early days of the fight against Al Qaeda.

    Ms. Haspel, who has spent most of her career undercover, would certainly fall within Mr. Pompeo’s description. She played a direct role in the C.I.A.’s “extraordinary rendition program,” under which captured militants were handed to foreign governments and held at secret facilities, where they were tortured by agency personnel.
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    Student hailed as hero in Parkland, Florida school shooting back in intensive care

    PARKLAND, Fla. – A student hailed as a hero from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. continues to fight for his life, reports CBS Miami.

    Fifteen-year-old Anthony Borges was hit with five bullets from the gunman's high-powered rifle when classmates say he used his body to block a doorway, preventing the shooter from entering.

    The bullets reportedly shattering his legs, hips and abdomen.
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    So, another member of the starting lineup is down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Sure.

    The entire point of paying out that sum was to buy silence. There is no reason to take it back.
    If he refuses to let her out of the NDA, he has something to hide (though the people who need convincing won't care anyway).
    If he lets her out of the NDA, she tells her whole story and gets whatever financial rewards she's going to get for selling her story.

    She doesn't really lose on either side of it.

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