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#1377 Aug 24 2016 at 10:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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#1378 Aug 24 2016 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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Vice just put out a video, it seems. Apparently, I went to bed in 2016 and woke up in 2014. /sigh

Gotta finish getting ready for work.
#1379 Aug 24 2016 at 10:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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I mean me.
You can have a thousand. Grind the rest of your way to 10k, nub. Smiley: tongue
#1380 Aug 24 2016 at 11:38 PM Rating: Good
GBATE!! Never saw it coming
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
Friar Bijou wrote:
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You can have a thousand. Grind the rest of your way to 10k, nub. Smiley: tongue
You've seen through my clever ruse!

Curse you!! /shakesfist
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#1381 Aug 25 2016 at 7:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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Howzabout giving those posts to someone more in need?
Trickle down postonomics, freund. The more posts I have, the more I put back into the system for others to use.
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#1382 Aug 25 2016 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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So Hillary is giving a speech on Thursday that has a non-zero percent chance of mentioning "The Online Scourge known as #GAMERGATE".

Looks like it was a solid zero percent.
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#1383 Aug 26 2016 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah native and anti-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin continues to hit and miss deadlines as his campaign furiously tries to get on election ballots across the country.

Meantime, the nonprofit group that sought to recruit a Never Trump candidate for the presidential race with the promise of mass ballot access has folded. Better for America affiliates, though, have popped up as political parties in some states to help McMullin's quest.

"Better for America did what it was gonna do," said Rick Wilson, McMullin campaign strategist. "They made a decision to get an independent candidate on the ballot. They succeeded. They accomplished that mission."

Wilson said McMullin was a result of that advocacy. "We didn't have to coordinate. We just had to be inspired," he said.

The organization, he said, spun itself into state parties independent of and without contacting the McMullin campaign.

McMullin, who will stump in Utah this weekend, had made the ballot in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota and Utah as of Thursday. In Arkansas, the Better for America Party secured him a ballot spot.

"We are making very swift progress. We've got a couple of more states that we're going to be finishing up our petitioning in soon," Wilson said.

But McMullin has missed the deadline in at least 30 states.

Wilson said the campaign now would "bounce to some of the other ballot access techniques, including appealing some of these restrictions, whether it's a procedural and bureaucratic appeal or a litigation-based appeal."

McMullin, a former CIA agent and Republican policy adviser, made headlines each time he gained access to a state's ballot and continues to get media attention. Wilson said interest in McMullin is "sky high" right now and that the campaign is raising money.

Wilson said political party leaders in seven states have contacted him to say they're open to talking or considering McMullin if they had to have an emergency change to their ballots.

"Who knows what the next two weeks are gonna bring because Donald Trump is so completely nuts," Wilson said.

On the campaign trail, McMullin, who doesn't consider himself a spoiler, keeps hammering away at the Republican presidential nominee as well as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in interviews and on social media.

He told Business Insider that Trump is a "fragile man" who avoids his "fragile campaign" by hiding in his New York apartment and not meeting with anyone.

McMullin also recently posted on Twitter that "Clinton's corruption reminds me of the kind I've seen in third world countries."

Kirk Jowers, former head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said McMullin's campaign would be more intriguing had he jumped in three months ago when he could get on more ballots and gain name recognition. McMullin launched his presidential bid Aug. 8.

"I don't really find it that interesting of a run because it really feels like the guy catches it at half court and chucks it after the buzzer, so it’s a nothing," he said in a recent interview.

Jowers said it's far-fetched that Trump or Clinton fails to win 270 electoral college votes, which would send the decision to the U.S. House of Representatives. McMullin would have to take at least one state to keep them both below that number, and the only state where he has a "half percent" chance is Utah, he said.

"How does McMullin even get the fairy tale of the House choosing someone and the House picking him?" Jowers said. "It doesn't seem like a longshot. It seems like a no shot."
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#1384 Aug 26 2016 at 8:39 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
So Hillary is giving a speech on Thursday that has a non-zero percent chance of mentioning "The Online Scourge known as #GAMERGATE".

Looks like it was a solid zero percent.
I didn't think it was a very high chance. But even the Alt-Right stuff was disappointing. Kinda funny when she started reading Milo headlines.

Someone live-posting the event apparently yelled "Pepe" during her speech, though.
#1385 Aug 26 2016 at 9:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Evan McMullin campaign hitting, missing presidential ballot deadlines wrote:
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah native and anti-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin continues to hit and miss deadlines as his campaign furiously tries to get on election ballots across the country.

Meantime, the nonprofit group that sought to recruit a Never Trump candidate for the presidential race with the promise of mass ballot access has folded.
We all don't like this Trump guy, but we don't really care enough to put anything else together. So we're just going to ***** about it a lot and hope some magical savior candidate lands in our lap in 4 years.
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#1386 Aug 26 2016 at 9:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Trump's campaign failed to submit their papers to be on the Minnesota ballot until the last minute when someone on Twitter reminded them. Even now there's a question of whether or not their paperwork is sufficient since they broke the rules on listing alternate electors.

I don't think this will resolve with Trump not being on the ballot but it goes to show again what a campaign with few qualified paid staff gets you.
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#1387 Aug 26 2016 at 9:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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In related news it seems the core Trump supporters don't like him pivoting his message for the mainstream people. Not that you can really blame them I suppose, but it's not like the primary message is going to win the election, and their time of being relevant is over until they're needed next primary season. Looks like Trump gets to decide whether he wants to be another turncoat politician or stick to his unpopular principals. Most amusing thing is it isn't looking to matter much either way at this point. Smiley: rolleyes
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#1388 Aug 26 2016 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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I don't think this will resolve with Trump not being on the ballot but it goes to show again what a campaign with few qualified paid staff gets you.
Are you telling me unpaid slave labor can't make America great again?
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#1389 Aug 26 2016 at 10:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Poor Ann Coulter started her pro-Trump book tour the day Trump flips on immigration, the one topic (her books says) that would be unforgivable Smiley: laugh
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#1390 Aug 26 2016 at 10:14 AM Rating: Good
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I keep wondering how things would be looking right now if Ted Cruz won the nomination instead of Trump. Right now I'm just thanking my lucky stars it didn't turn out that way-- if not just because I can't stand to see him or hear his voice, whereas even my conservative friends/family hate Trump and no one takes him seriously enough where I can sleep easy at night knowing there is no way for him to win.
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#1391 Aug 26 2016 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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In related news it seems the core Trump supporters don't like him pivoting his message for the mainstream people.
BIG SURPRISE.
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#1392 Aug 26 2016 at 10:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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In related news it seems the core Trump supporters don't like him pivoting his message for the mainstream people.
BIG SURPRISE.
I like the part where they all pretend they didn't see it coming. Smiley: lol
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#1393 Aug 27 2016 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I really do appreciate that HRC takes a strong stance on FOSS. It is good to know that not all candidates are sold out to dban lobby..
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#1394 Aug 29 2016 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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Anthony Weiner back in the news, this time apparently sending suggestive pictures of himself with his toddler in the bed.
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#1395 Aug 29 2016 at 9:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not entirely unexpected. Good to know he's going places in life. Smiley: rolleyes
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#1396 Aug 29 2016 at 10:56 AM Rating: Excellent
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Places being the curb it seems, as the Mrs. seems to have finally had enough of his shenanigans.
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#1397 Aug 29 2016 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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Maybe she just wants texts of her own?
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#1398 Aug 29 2016 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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"I want you to text me like one of your trailer trash girls."

Edited, Aug 29th 2016 11:10am by someproteinguy
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#1399 Aug 29 2016 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
Places being the curb it seems, as the Mrs. seems to have finally had enough of his shenanigans.


Sources say it's not really about the sexting, or the unicorn hunting, but the political toxicity is a problem in an election year.
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Places being the curb it seems, as the Mrs. seems to have finally had enough of his shenanigans.


Sources say it's not really about the sexting, or the unicorn hunting, but the political toxicity is a problem in an election year.
So basically all he had to do is stop sending stupid pictures of himself to other women for a couple of months and she'd continue to tolerate it, but he somehow couldn't manage to do that?
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#1401 Aug 29 2016 at 4:21 PM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
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Places being the curb it seems, as the Mrs. seems to have finally had enough of his shenanigans.


Sources say it's not really about the sexting, or the unicorn hunting, but the political toxicity is a problem in an election year.
So basically all he had to do is stop sending stupid pictures of himself to other women for a couple of months and she'd continue to tolerate it, but he somehow couldn't manage to do that?


No, just stop getting caught.
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