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Old 03-13-2018, 09:48 AM   #441
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Except Tillerson is saying he hasn’t talked to the President and reporters that flew with him on his trip said no one had any idea after they got back.

Someone is lying. Wonder who?
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:00 AM   #442
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It appears that he notified Sexy Rexy on Friday - so Tillerson's Russia comments were more or less his burning down the office on the way out.
orrrrrr maybe not

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Tweet from @NBCNews: Senior US State Dept. officials tell @mitchellreports that Sec. Tillerson learned of his firing via the president's tweet. https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/973549887001382912
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I mean... did this guy really just fire his secretary of state via tweet a day after the SOS blamed Russia for the UK poisoning?

Only the best optics.

I didn't know the swamp he was referring to was his own cabinet.
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Great way to move the conversation away from the PA-18 special election today.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:10 AM   #445
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In other news, NASA interim/acting administrator has retired. And there was a vacant spot at deputy administrator.

And Trump's nominee, a pig, has been stalled with his nomination dead in the water because he doesn't know shit about space.

So, basically, we've got a bunch of madmen with rockets and nobody telling them what to do.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:41 AM   #447
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What an ass this guy is. If you want to fire your Secretary of State, fine. That'y your prerogative. But to do it in this way, with such disrespect, once again reveals what a total lack of character the President has.

It makes it increasingly difficult to call bullshit on some of the more irrational aspects of the Russia hysteria when the person at the center of it is so irrational and unlikeable. I'm beginning to get annoyed.
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I’m not seeing much it any Russia hysteria, other than the hysteria Mueller is inciting in the White House.
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I’m not seeing much it any Russia hysteria
Yeah. It's all been calm, level headed and fact based. Especially on Twitter and lefty blogs.
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Yeah. It's all been calm, level headed and fact based. Especially on Twitter and lefty blogs.


Those are great places to go searching for strawmen. I myself like to search out the wildest, most racist corners of Reddit and argue against it in front of a crowd.
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What an ass this guy is. If you want to fire your Secretary of State, fine. That'y your prerogative. But to do it in this way, with such disrespect, once again reveals what a total lack of character the President has.

Feels like the American analogue of murdering Tillerson with an anti-aircraft gun.
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I'm beginning to get annoyed.

Oh, you’re beginning to?
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Almost everything written online anywhere about this issue contains a lot of rubbish.

And sadly, social media is where most people get their news these days, so its no wonder the the public (on both sides) is so wildly misinformed on this issue.
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Yeah. It's all been calm, level headed and fact based. Especially on Twitter and lefty blogs.


Your almost singular obsession with fringe “resistance” views and leftist blogs is really baffling for somebody of your intelligence. It would be like reasonable people basing heir opinions on TheDonald subreddit and 4chan. I mean who cares what some leftist blog says or whether their tone is hysterical?? These people have no power and barely a voice within their own party never mind the mainstream.
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Even if the Russia investigation was/is overblown and exaggerated, there'd still be more than enough non-Russia related shitty stuff that Trump and others in this administration have done to go after them on, stuff that's certainly worthy of closer scrutiny and concern and investigation.

But no, GOP, that's okay, you guys just keep on sitting on your hands and looking the other way. God forbid you actually grow a spine and do something about all of this.
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Your almost singular obsession with fringe “resistance” views and leftist blogs is really baffling for somebody of your intelligence.
Well, like I said, a lot of the crap I see is on social media, which sadly is where most Americans get their news (and ironically, the place where they'd be most likely to be trolled by a Russian).

In any event, I wouldn't call it my singular obsession. You should see my collection of Star Wars socks.
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It's all about who you follow. I follow all sorts of left leaning folk/sites and never see the crazy-pants stuff you're always talking about, unless someone I follow is retweeting it to show how crazy-pants it is.
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yea, i got rid of facebook because i was seeing a bunch of that stuff but it was solely due to just a small handful of the same people who i had known in the past and who were on my friends list because back in the day when you first signed up for facebook you added every single person you'd ever met whose name you could remember.

since i deleted facebook i pretty much never see anything like that unless i either go looking for it (which admittedly doesn't take too long) or on one of the subreddits i follow that repost this kind of content to mock and deride it, like cori said. facebook is a huge source of that kind of craziness being amplified these days, imo. previously you only had to deal with your aggressively-racist anti-vaxer conspiracy nut cousin once or twice a year at family gatherings, and now they can blast that kind of shit straight to your news feed a dozen or more times a day and the onus is on you to actively block it/unfriend them.
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Well, firing someone that way is just impolite, isn't it. Bad form. I wouldn't fire my dog walker with a Tweet (SMS maybe).
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Well, firing someone that way is just impolite, isn't it. Bad form. I wouldn't fire my dog walker with a Tweet (SMS maybe).


This is the first time he's fired someone like that, too!
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