Thursday, July 19, 2018

This Attractive Billboard Is Going Up All Across America


They're created and paid for by something called the Mad Dog Pac. Apparently a lot of money is donated to the MDP by concerned citizens like you and I, and they turn that cash into eye catching informational billboards. 

The one above was photographed in Indiana. It looks like this may be coming to Los Angeles as well. I hope they put one up on Green Street in Pasadena. It would be appropriate.

Here is the Mad Dog map of where these puppies are slated to grace America's busy interstates. Be sure to keep an eye out for them.


Gotta love the dog. Here's a link.

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered (The New York Times link): Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.

The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation.

Mr. Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing. But ever since, Mr. Trump has tried to cloud the very clear findings that he received on Jan. 6, 2017, which his own intelligence leaders have unanimously endorsed.

The shifting narrative underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump regularly picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes. That has never been more clear than this week.

On Monday, standing next to the Russian president in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump said he accepted Mr. Putin’s denial of Russian election intrusions. By Tuesday, faced with a bipartisan political outcry, Mr. Trump sought to walk back his words and sided with his intelligence agencies.

On Wednesday, when a reporter asked, “Is Russia still targeting the U.S.?” Mr. Trump shot back, “No” — directly contradicting statements made only days earlier by his director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, who was sitting a few chairs away in the Cabinet Room. (The White House later said he was responding to a different question.)

Hours later, in a CBS News interview, Mr. Trump seemed to reverse course again. He blamed Mr. Putin personally, but only indirectly, for the election interference by Russia, “because he’s in charge of the country.”

In the run-up to this week’s ducking and weaving, Mr. Trump has done all he can to suggest other possible explanations for the hacks into the American political system. His fear, according to one of his closest aides who spoke on the condition of anonymity, is that any admission of even an unsuccessful Russian attempt to influence the 2016 vote raises questions about the legitimacy of his presidency.

Mod: The rest of this article detailing Trump's continuing coverup of Russian ongoing interference in US domestic politics and elections is available at the link. 

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92 comments:

  1. Republicans are now asking what they should do with Trump. Here’s an idea: what would you have done if it were Obama? Do that.

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    1. white people dont get lynched

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  2. tRump is an out and out TRAITOR. Benedict Donald isn't funny. Where are the immigrant children Donald? Where are the TAX RETURNS you PROMISED to release? Oh -- and you want Putin to question McFalt?!? Time also for Jodi Ernst to "man up" and require a REAL explanation on the Helsinki meeting from our government translator. Enough stupidity.

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  3. Trump had irrefutable texts and raw evidence Putin ordered Russian hacks as early as January 2017: NYT

    According to the New York Times, two weeks prior to the Presidential Inauguration in Jan. 2017, Donald Trump was shown raw evidence including data and text messages about the Russian hack and that Vladimir Putin knew about it. He has since been trying to cloud the evidence for reasons still not yet know.

    The Times says Trump “was shown highly classified intelligence” proving Putin had personally ordered the cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election. “The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation.”

    At the time, Trump “sounded grudgingly convinced,” according to several who attended the briefing. Since then, Trump has taken another tactic that calls into question both his judgement and his reasons for continuing to kowtow to Russia over American national security.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/trump-irrefutable-texts-raw-evidence-russian-hack-putin-ordered-january-2017-nyt/

    Trump has been knowingly lying about this ever since:

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  4. They're using the wrong symbol though

    The hammer and cycle signifies communism. These guys aren't communists, they're nazis.
    It should be a swastika in the center of the O.

    Just sayin'

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    1. They’re not really Nazis. Theyre corporate oligarchs. The Nazi were still socialists in theory. Putin and Trump are about pure power and profit.

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  5. And here it was Meth and Machine Guns night ...

    Ted Nugent's Management Bars Pro-Gun Rocker's Fans From Bringing Guns to Concert at the Last Minute

    Fans attending ​pro-gun rocker Ted Nugent's concert Tuesday night were reportedly not allowed to bring their guns inside the theater.

    Nugent's management made the decision as a result of a sub-contract between the singer and his promoter, ​according to 10 News, just minutes before the show began at the Berglund Performing Arts Theater in Roanoke, Virginia.

    "It happened about five minutes before we opened doors, we had a security meeting before we opened doors and the subject came up and we said, 'Yes people will be bringing firearms,'" Berglund Center General Manager Robyn Schon said to 10 News. And Nugent's people said, "Uh, no, our agreement says no.'"

    "Given the ​things that have happened in nightclubs like the Pulse and what happened in Manchester, (Nugent's) security people are taking extra precautions," Schon added. "They are not novices; they are very seasoned people."

    https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1526-ted-nugent-s-management-bars-pro-gun-rocker-s-fans-from-bringing-guns-to-concert-at-the-last-minute?view_source=channels_page&view_medium=[latest]

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    1. That dude is so lame. Just a weaker uglier version of exploiting the masses for personal gain. Rather than stick to his principals and cancel the show, he sticks to the contract and sells out his fans while taking their money. Poseur.

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    2. Just like all the right wing superheroes Ted is a draft dodger and a hypocrite.

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  6. Since you were a little kid you've heard it and you've read it and now your seeing it happen, THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN. Hating people of color and telling women what they can do with their bodies, sound familiar? Like father like son, dad was a KKK supporter and now you see his son doing the same, dad must be proud from the grave.

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    1. Which you can visit at the Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery on 67-29 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, NY.

      More faiths welcome there than in the current White House.

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  7. Does this make you happy? Is this your way of getting out of bed in the morning? Who cares about billboards in 2018. I guess the blog is running out of relevance fast. Some rich guy is paying to attack some other rich guy. Real important in the SG valley. Post this I dare you.

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    1. Why wouldn't I? Great opportunity to point out what a liar you are.

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    2. It makes me happy.
      Thanks Mod!

      Maga saga flail fail!

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    3. Thanks Mod for posting this. Same OP. I haven't lied about anything, today or before. Maybe you are mistaking me for another poster, a simple flaw in anonymized accounts. It is good for some things bad for others.

      I am, as well, infuriated with the events in the East, I just think this is pointless. As is this column. I check in everyday, and I hope you take constructive criticism. Obviously it's your baby, so do as you will, but I stand by my criticism. One rich guy attacking another.

      Billboards won't win elections, and the actions and stump speeches of the Dems to date won't either. It's looking glum for many, many reasons in America today.

      Give alternatives or you will lose every time. This applies to SM issues as well (e.g. the library).

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    4. Those billboards are paid through crowd sourcing. Thousands of people send in small amounts of cash to pay for them. You need to read what you attack first.

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    5. Sorry friends, propaganda does indeed influence elections... be it on a billboard, on the airwaves or online. Rightwing radicals have exploited this to great effect for a while.

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    6. I stand by the rich fighting the rich. That or the stupid. I for one don't have the money to throw away at a billboard "campaign." How much of it is preaching to the crowd. Will this win the Senate? If not it will be a repeat of the Clinton trial.

      So then, what's the point? If people have money to 'crowd' source a billboard campaign obviously they cannot relate to those who are unemployed elsewhere in the US. The politics of the billboard contributors matter as much, if hopefully less, than the average american.

      Like I said I am seemingly of like mind, this just seems so hopelessly self defeating. If no Senate win, then what?

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    7. Your defeatism is depressing.

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    8. Reality is depressing. Emotions don't effect reality, despite the many threads. I just feel this blog used to fight the good fight. The more depressing and defeatist response is the lack of an alternative. November is very soon, and the fall will be quick. I am not happy about this.

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    9. Can I offer you a nice warm glass of misery milk?

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    10. Condescend as you will. I've stated my case, we will see in November. But for the sake of turnout, objection is not a legitimate political tool.

      Midterms have a specific pattern in the US as of late, so you should hold on to that milk for yourself. Or offer an alternative, seems that is too hard.

      Billboards are irrelevant, as it seems is the Democratic Party. What is the message??

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    11. You just outed yourself. Just another nitwit Tea Boy trying to make the same stupid points as always.

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    12. Only the Tea Party could run an anti-tax measure in Sierra Madre and only get 400 votes.

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    13. Hey, I get what you’re saying. The Democratic Party has consistently poor marketing to say the least.

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    14. 400 votes, Tea Boy. This town hates you and your crap. You should move. Have you tried Russia?

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  8. Looks like Fumble Fingers Fat Pants gave away the farmJuly 19, 2018 at 6:31 AM

    Russia Brags Of 'Verbal Agreements' With Trump, US Unsure What They Were

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States told the media in Moscow on Wednesday that Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had reached several “verbal agreements” on weapons treaties and Syria. But U.S. officials are scrambling to figure out what those agreements might have been, according to the Washington Post.

    The Pentagon and State Department both reportedly did not have a clear idea of what Trump and Putin had agreed to, according to the Post. The State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told the Post that the Department was still “assessing … three takeaways” from the discussion.

    While both White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor Kellyanne Conway gave reporters on Wednesday a list of topics the two had discussed, no official has provided any specifics on what was achieved, as the Post noted.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/russia-brags-verbal-agreements-trump-us-unsure

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    1. When Vlad looks at Donald with his big pale blue eyes, his knees start to quiver, his lips tremble, and he promises him everything.

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    2. Well, Trump is a notorious double-crossing liar, so maybe Putin will have to take him to court one day to enforce their verbal agreements

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  9. At last. Truth in advertising.

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  10. Love it. I hope they post it outside of the White House. Unfortunately, I almost agree with 6:27. So what? CALL your Congresspersons, let them know we are paying attention. Even better, since the majority of us are in blue, blue Cali, tell your out of state friends and relatives to call their Congresspersons. Call Susan Collins in Maine, the often fence-sitter. Of course, I'm the one who always says to attend City Council meetings, and still only a few of the stalwarts are there. This is our country that is being given away, rather than a few acres at the top of Sierra Madre.

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  11. Schiff moves to subpoena interpreter from Trump, Putin meeting

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday moved to subpoena the interpreter present at President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent private meeting.

    “It is our motion that the interpreter be subpoenaed to come and testify in closed session before our committee,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Cali.) said during a public hearing on China’s threats to American government.

    The California Democrat argued that the interpreter could have witnessed a key exchange which would shed light on U.S. national security matters.

    “I regret that we have to request this in today’s meeting. We requested a business meeting next week, but that request has been declined. This may be our last opportunity before we go into an extended recess to vote to subpoena the interpreter and find out if there are any other national security problems that arose from this meeting,” Schiff continued.

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/397823-schiff-moves-to-subpoena-interpreter-from-trump-putin-meeting?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

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  12. Adam Schiff for President!

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    1. Please, just say no.

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  13. Progressivism is the bastard child of communism. You liberals just keep going further and further left. Your the communists now. Your nothing better than a bunch of anti american haters who love cultural marxism and endless identity politics.

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    1. The only person palling around with commies these days is Trump. His sucking up to Kim Jong Un was disgusting, and his groupie-like devotion to the former head of the Soviet KGB was horrifying. You sir, and your wretched ilk, are the appeasers of communism. A fifth column of traitors that hopefully will one day be rounded up and stuck in a prison somewhere.

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    2. 7:32 is a classic example of a Tea Fonda.

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    3. Thank you, 7:35.

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    4. There’s a whole lotta crazy gumboed up in your post. Progressive stands for progress, not communism. The average American liberals aren’t really as ‘left’ as you fear or would want others to fall for.

      And you’ve confused my hate for you with your fear of real democracy otherwise you’d believe in your ‘cultural marxism’ trope

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    5. *you're. Grammar matters.

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    6. Actually "your" was used correctly.

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    7. 10:52, did you go to Pasadena Unified?

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    8. Your is a possessive pronoun whereas you're is a contraction of you are. Easy.

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    9. Thanks finally YOUR not You are+ you're.

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  14. It's time to put this bad-dog in a animal shelter for good. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-bookmakers-gamblers-trump-impeachment-20180717-story.html

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  15. Ahh 5:31am? VOTE HIM BACK INTO OFFICE!
    Four More Years. Four More Years. Four More Years.

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    1. Traitor Don will be lucky to make it through four. He next term will be served in a prison cell.

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  16. 6:26am Educate. Socialists are about Power and Profit, it is just that it takes YOUR money inorder to profit.
    Basic question for the Socialists on this blog. What will you do when you run out of "my" money?

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    1. Don’t worry, I’m sure I have more money than you. But first you need to understand what socialism is:

      political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

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    2. Funny how some people think the simplest things are actually real deep thinking, and they can't help saying them over and over and over ..

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  17. Whatt? The Left found Religion 6:34?

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    1. Lol, this paranoid idiot even thinks cemeteries are ‘leftist’.

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  18. 6:33am not do fast there smarty pants.
    6:27am is not a liar, everyone realizes that this is your platform and you are selective with which comments you post.
    Everyone also knows that it is a slow news day in Sierra Madre, the council is all about taking our money with nothing to show.
    We are looking forward to the next billboard going up in town, pointing to where a visitor can locate City Hall!

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  19. That's fresh. A visitor can locate City Hall, maybe attend a meeting? Having an audience of one would make a...difference?

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  20. Trolls get trumped again!

    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif) has been using campaign donations for leisure activities like going to Celtics games and hitting up a winery, the Fresno Bee reports.

    Nunes’ PAC has also applied donations to catering and trips to Las Vegas.

    Swamp idiots

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    1. Rumor has it he is on the Mueller hit list, and has been for a while.

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    2. Come on Mueller, 20 million dollars and counting, still waiting on that Russian Collusion.

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    3. Sure have been a lot of arrests, guilty pleas and indictments. What exactly do they show you toad stools on Fox News? Bevis and Butthead reruns?

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    4. Close. Fox and Friends.

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    5. Maybe Mueller can indict more Russians. The numbers will look better and no one will be arrested and tried!! LOL

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    6. He has indicted more Americans than Russians. Plenty more will soon follow. Just like with the Gambinos and Enron, this will go all the way to the top. Trump will be the first president ever perp walked out of the White House.

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  21. 10:02am exactly, so now that you you understand that, I'll take your money!

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    1. You have to pass history and civics clas first. ‘Cuz youse is ignorant of economic and politics.

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  22. 10:36, let's hope you are right. Nunes is another traitor to our country.

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  23. Trump has said over and over that he believes the Russians spied on crooked Hillary and even joked about it last year and mocked her for her stupidity. And he acknowledged that Putin has denied it. Trump has never said he believes Putin's denials or believes Putin over our own intelligence apparatus. There is zero chance Trump believes Russia and China don't try to hack us every single day. That is why Trump doesn't use email. Trump has only defended the credibility of the election results. To suggest that Trump has said he believes Putin's denials means you are either dumb or dishonest or both.

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  24. Heh, our resident Moscow Mule regularly wets his pants about Meuller Investigation’s $20m priceyage (Taken from Trump’s claim). Meanwhile, trump has spent 3 1/2 times that amount in taxpayer money golfing!

    Poor mule is either a liar or a patsy or both.

    Trumped again!!!!!

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  25. Interesting article in Bloomberg today about how nation states use trolls to spread this information. I am convinced we have one on this blog.

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  26. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new cache of evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort this week that had Bernie Sanders' chief strategist's name written all over it.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/33299/new-name-appears-muellers-collection-evidence-ryan-saavedra

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  27. And when Trump said the russians stole hillary's secret emails and she should be locked up the Hillary and the DNC claimed there was "no evidence" the russians had stolen her emails. Now the doj accuses the russians of stealing hillary's emails. Why hasn't hillary been indicted for mishandling classified data which allowed the russians to steal it? And the activity occurred while Obama was in charge. And this is Trump's fault how?

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    1. This issue was thoroughly examined by Troy Gordy and others, and at great expense to the taxpayers. No one was indicted, no charges filed. It's a dead issue. Shut up about it already. It's over.

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    2. Oh that’s right... trump made a campaign promise to lock up Hillary, who he also coincidentally personally invited to his most recent wedding. But it never happened because you got swindled by ‘the Don’.

      Dumb trolls trumped again!!! Hahahaha

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    3. Yet another whataboutism. Probably sounds better in the original Russian.

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  28. 11:18m you got issues with Ebonics?

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    1. Lol
      No one uses the phrase ‘ebonics’ anymore except over-the-hill white guys

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    2. How would you know? The only time you come out of your house is to urinate.

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    1. Many
      Are
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      Arrested

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    2. Sure kid, sure. When you’re old enough to vote you’ll understand.
      💰

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    3. You mean to say Trumplers are being paid to go to jail?

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  30. Wouldn’t want to be Mad Cow Nunes.

    Wouldn’t want to be the Helsinki translators either.

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    1. Surprised the translator isn't already dead.

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  31. Only the Loony Left would throw good money after bad with those billboards, but hey, the Looney Left created jobs in this booming economy.
    Now the Right side can not say that the Loony Left side are obstructionist with some job growth supported by them without their slanted Congressional brothers giving them a green light.

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    1. If you are looking for something nutritious, like steak, move on. This guy only posts Twizzlers.

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    2. 4:38 hahahaha so good!

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    3. Talk about loony:

      Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, will star on Teen Mom O.G.

      The younger Palin has three children by two baby daddies, the first of which she had at age 17 when her mother’s political career was at its peak. She divorced the father of that child, a high school hockey player, and then married a former Marine, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, who she is now also divorcing.

      Stay classy, trumptards!

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    4. You sound like you don’t like conservative values 4:50. Why do you hate ‘Murica?

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    5. Only an idiot would say that Trump is a conservative. Conservatives don't sell out their country to foreign dictators.

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  32. живая мама россия!

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    1. Does that mean we can see the Palin compound from here?

      Or we have your leader by the [little hands]?

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  33. https://twitter.com/i/status/1019938748413435910

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