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Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

By way of contrast with the Republican Party, your Norma's all about public service and an informed citizenry. To sound cutting edge and hip and sophisticated.

Culturally isolated, as many of my Razorbabies are without knowing it, here's everything you need to know about Chasten Glezman.

That would be Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's husband. Pete doesn't have a chance in hell but it's a start.

Chasten teaches drama and humanities to junior Montessori kids. They married at Cathedral of Saint James Episcopal church. First date was at South Bend Cubs game (both big baseball fans).…

Chasten also maintains the "Truman and Buddy Buttigieg First Dogs" Twitter account. Which is so cute, isn't it? Written like the dogs were Tweeting - little doggy misspellings, calling their owners "Dad," critiquing their food, adorable mini-videos . . . cute, right?

Pete and Chasten are exactly like every other couple in suburban Indiana except both have penises.

This clip of Buddy enjoying a bone has received 46,700 views.…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 3:45 AM

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Heather Digby Parton for Salon:

It appears the Trump White House has decided to stonewall every bit of congressional oversight, hoping to either run out the clock until the election or have their handpicked Supreme Court majority rule in their favor. There was a time when I would have thought the second option was unthinkable, even with a conservative majority, but after the court intervened in the 2000 Florida recount, I was disabused of that naive assumption. If they have to destroy constitutional checks and balances to keep Trump in power, they may very well do it.

The president has put the Democrats on notice that they do not plan to respond to subpoenas or allow anyone to testify, even those people for whom they previously waived executive privilege. Under threat of holding witnesses in contempt of Congress, the White House has told them to take it up with the courts if they don't like it. House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Ma, told MSNBC on Tuesday night, "to date, the White House has refused to produce a single piece of paper or a single witness in any of the Committees investigations this entire year."…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

BTW, your own Tom Cotton is named in the above suit.

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:52 AM

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"NRA busted giving Trump 9,259 times the legal limit: Bombshell campaign finance lawsuit."

"The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was sued in federal court on Tuesday for allegedly failing to enforce campaign finance laws against the National Rifle Association (NRA)."…

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:49 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

Per insiders: What we now know that all Trumps know, presently tossed and turning in their scattered sundry beds fearing blessed sleep will ne'er return.

Deutsche Bank has begun turning over Donald Trump's financial records to New York Attorney General Tish James, according to reports from CNN and other major outlets. So Congress and New York State are working with the same evidence simultaneously.

If Trump's and Deutsche Bank's history with money laundering and Vladimir Putin is finally and concretely exposed by those bank records (virtually a given, with Deutsche Bank's past criminal record) New York State can immediately seize Trump's illegally acquired assets while he's still in office. It can also criminally indict Trump on state charges while he's still in office.

If the SDNY's Feds don't immediately arrest Trump when he exits office, New York State will - and no future president can pardon state charges. If Trump's banking records reveal others in Trump Org who committed crimes, New York State can also indict and arrest THEM while Trump is still in office.

Knowing all this somehow makes your Norma sleep like a baby.

Except for the part that once Trump's gone America STILL has the horror of the corrupt and "installed" Republican Party's dictatorial right-wing agenda (their stacking the courts for generations to come, restricting voters, fomenting racist and misogynist and homophobic and religious violence, refusing to follow laws or the Constitution) - none of that's gone with Trump.

Marry the thoroughly corrupted Republican Party with the 1% of self-serving plutocrats and oligarchs (Dark Money) and America's still in a post-Trump existential crisis for years to come. Which keeps your Norma up nights.

The only thing that works is schadenfreude. Asleep in minutes with wonderful Technicolor dreams! Awake hours later beautified, refreshed and eager for the day's new adventures in the City of Angels!

Posted by Norma Bates on 04/25/2019 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Ken Starr sets Capitol visit. Protest anyone?

You would think he wouldn't dare show his face after the Baylor fiasco that he made worse, but "have you no shame?" just doesn't seem to register.

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Posted by Maxifer on 04/25/2019 at 1:01 AM

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We already knew Rudy Giuliani was crazy, but this is insane!

"He is one of the most honorable men Ive met in politics," Giuliani wrote of Huckabee. "He would have made an excellent President."

Giuliani: Huckabee would have made 'an excellent president'…

Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 04/25/2019 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Invitation withdrawn for constituent hoping to attend Tom Cotton 'town hall'

I received an email on April 5: "Jim, so sorry all the tickets are gone. I am overwhelmed with the response and interest. I believe he is coming back to Benton County after he hears about the great response. Dianna"

I was the local representative for the "Senior Medicare Patrol" for a couple of years, trained in how to handle Medicare issues. This meeting was billed as being mainly on issues pertaining to seniors and retirees. And today, I read that "Senator Senator Tom Cottons Town Hall Meeting that was scheduled for April 25th has been cancelled."

I also saw elsewhere: "Tom Cotton is holding a private Town Hall for 50 hand picked people. We will stand on the public right of way to protest this elitist townhall. We will meet at Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 3351 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, Rogers, AR before 1pm then move on out to the public right of way. Signs asking where is our Townhall are encouraged. Please no name calling as we want attendees to the meeting to understand why we are there and gain sympathies.

"We will be car pooling from Harts parking lot leaving at at 11:45."

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Posted by Jim Anderson on 04/25/2019 at 12:11 AM

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It has been the long-standing lie by Republicans that the Democrats are the ones that obstruct things getting done in Congress. McConnell himself is one of the biggest obstructionists, as we have all seen on numerous occasions. Now he is saying that if Republicans are in control of the Senate, and he is still the leader in the Senate, he will block Democratic proposals after the 2020 election. The hypocrite deserves to not be returned to Senate and hopefully the Senate will be more than half Democrat after the 2020 election.

McConnell vows to block Democratic proposals after 2020 elections…

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 04/24/2019 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Jury convicts woman who fatally shot husband for watching porn; sentenced to 16 years

Just an observation. What man in Arkansas needs a pee bucket in the backyard?

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Posted by Alan G. Baker on 04/24/2019 at 10:06 PM

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UFOs have been renamed? Who knew? Apparently the US Navy is getting numerous…

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Posted by Vanessa on 04/24/2019 at 9:57 PM

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Another attack on Trump's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame vandalized with 'Putin's B----'…

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 04/24/2019 at 9:41 PM

Re: “David Arquette's new "horror comedy" in production in Jonesboro

If only po folks got the same-

Thanks to our legislatures understanding and support

Posted by Diogenes on 04/24/2019 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

A completely unsurprising news item.

"'Students for Trump' founder charged with fraud, bilking would-be clients, and faking his identity"…

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Posted by tsallenarng on 04/24/2019 at 9:13 PM

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The next time I create mankind I'll conduct an environmental impact study first.

8:26 PM - 22 Apr 2019…

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Posted by tsallenarng on 04/24/2019 at 9:02 PM

Re: “ACLU blasts secretary of state for resisting Capitol protest of police shooting

When neo-nazis protested at our state capitol in March, they had no problem with access. Plus police protection because these brave "warriors" were scared of counter-protesters.


My heart goes out to Confederate 901, who had to call the police to request barricades and additional security so they could feel secure enough to call people cowards and in the process earning themselves the nickname Confederate Call 911 on Twitter.

8:14 PM - 9 Mar 2019…

"Neo-Nazis and KKK See Chance to Regroup at Hiwaymen Rally in Arkansas
By It's Going Down -March 4, 2019"…

Armed Second Amendment folks packing heat on the capitol steps? No police snipers in sight!…

LRPD: "Hey neo-nazi, let's just make sure it's not loaded, otherwise, everything is cool!


Something that surprised me was how comfortable the #LittleRock police were around these guys. The cops made them all confirm that they were carrying unloaded, but didnt make them place it on ground to check etc.

2:47 PM - 10 Nov 2018 from Little Rock, AR…

LRPD sharing weapon config tips with fascists. No denied permits to see here.


So I'm importing my footage now and will post some highlights as I look through.

From before the event: Here's what nazi / cop small talk sounds like: Cop gives nazi advice about making his rifle lighter by using sight with newer tech and smaller battery.

7:11 PM - 10 Nov 2018 from Little Rock, AR…

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Posted by tsallenarng on 04/24/2019 at 8:51 PM

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Here a couple more good cartoons--

The Huckabee Family Tree--…


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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 04/24/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “ACLU blasts secretary of state for resisting Capitol protest of police shooting

I am really disappointed in this shabby reporting of the Blackshire demonstration Monday, Mr. Brantley. I would cite some reasons, but I will take your lead here and go with lazy reporting this time.

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Posted by Arkgal71 on 04/24/2019 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Male student shot at Concord school in Cleburne County UPDATE

Likely as not, someone in his family bought it for him for "protection".

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Posted by Bow ties are back in style on 04/24/2019 at 8:15 PM

Re: “ACLU blasts secretary of state for resisting Capitol protest of police shooting

Has the SoS declared the Capitol to be a college safe zone to avoid dissenting voices.

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Posted by Screen name taken on 04/24/2019 at 8:13 PM


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