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tacocat  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sources: Mueller has evidence Cohen was in Prague in 2016, confirming part of dossier

Signs pointing to pee tape being real.

kleinbl00  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Doesn't really matter.

    To the extent that the pee tape was supposed to shock us, it can no longer achieve its hypothetical object. The consequences have been theoretically rehearsed past the point of public exhaustion, and this was likely strategic. You may have noticed — Seth Meyers frequently points it out — that Tucker Carlson makes a point of reminding Fox News viewers of the details of the so-called pee tape. Repetition blunts the impact of a scoop like this; if you imagine a scandal over and over, you become incapable of responding with shock. Carlson — by reminding his viewers of its possible existence over and over and over — has acclimated his viewers to watersports. Proving that anyone can get used to anything, a rabidly conservative section of the public has been inoculated against the idea of this president asking prostitutes to pee on a bed that another president and first lady once slept on. They find this rather natural.
tacocat  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At this point I just want my worst suspicions confirmed

kleinbl00  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

odds are good that the worst things Trump has ever done are not coincident in space and time with Russian surveillance

tacocat  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's scary that this dude can launch tomahawk missiles at people.

kleinbl00  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's scarier that Fox & Friends can talk him into it.

b_b  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We were all scandalized to learn late in the Bush animation that the White House was feeding talking points to Fox and Friends. Little did we know that eventually Fox and Friends would be feeding talking points to the White House. As W says, "He makes me look pretty good, doesn't he?"

bfv  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    late in the Bush animation

b_b  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol. I meant that even though it seemed obvious, there was actually a clip of the dude who's not Steve doocey accidentally reading the RNC talking points off a sheet instead of pretending he made it up like normal. That happened later in the term of I remember right.

tacocat  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No shit. No one voted for president Steve Doocy. I think I've read that Fox has accepted that they have undue influence over him and are steering him towards what they want and maybe sometimes not completely shitting the bed as he seems prone to do.

If you told me when I was 22 that I'd one day be longing for the sensibility and acumen of the Bush II administration I would have had you committed

kleinbl00  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  


I remember watching Obama getting elected and thinking "it'll never be this bad ever again."

b_b  ·  310 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was living in downtown Detroit at the time. If you were to visit downtown Detroit right now, you might think you were in Brooklyn or something, but 10 years ago there really weren't any white people besides me and mk. I have never seen as optimistic of an atmosphere as the morning after the election. Bums were high fiving you on the street. I was in line at the bank, and I had to wait like 10 minutes even though I was second in line, because the tellers and the customers were just in a mood to talk about what the hell is happening in America, and I-thought-I'd-never-see-this-day sort of stuff. It was enough to make you tear up. At work (also in downtown Detroit) they basically cancelled everything on Jan 20, 2009 to let everyone gather in the auditorium to watch the inauguration. I remember clearly thinking that America had turned a corner. I'm still hopeful that we did. To paraphrase Dick Cheney, the insurgency is in its last throes. Hopefully I'm more correct than him!

kleinbl00  ·  309 days ago  ·  link  ·  

North Hollywood was similar, albeit Chicano.

mk  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Methinks he doth protest the peeing too much.

tacocat  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Somebody in an article I read suggested he's been gaslit into thinking it exists. Which to me says he totally did it and is really nervous