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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    On a Twitter employee's last day with the company, he dismantled Donald Trump's account for 11 minutes.

    #CrackerjackControls

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Picture, if you will, it is the 1980's and Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner and Kevin Spacey are attending Trump University. Each is opening the wrapper on his Trump 101 class textbook titled, When You're Famous You Can Grab Them by the Pussy (or the Male Equivalent) and They'll Let You Do It. Meanwhile in the future, the president is taking a bathroom-slash-social media break to tweet out JFK's real killer when he notices that his First Amendment rights no longer exist. Meanwhile, the Congressional GOP is working feverishly on a tax reform package but finding it much more difficult to self-sabotage than their previous half-assed legislative attempts at repealing Obamacare or stopping immigration when they stumble upon the one addition to derail the effort: paying out cash for replacing old cars with new, but making that cash taxable income.

  • H. Farnham||

    "Meanwhile in the future"

    Are you saying these events are occurring simultaneously... in temporally differing settings?

    Consider my mind blown, sir.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Exactly.

  • Brandybuck||

    The magic of movie editing. Present day Trump goes back to his home town of Derry to kill the immigrant clown in the storm drain. Along the way he has flashbacks to his childhood when another immigrant clown touch him down there.

  • H. Farnham||

    I prefer to think of it in terms of the metaphysical. Get out of here with your rational explanations.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Bee Tagger||

    On a Twitter employee's last day with the company, he dismantled Donald Trump's account for 11 minutes.

    A dismantling! Your move, John Oliver.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Fake meat and free markets" are helping feed North Koreans suffering from their government's socialist policies.

    Fake Meat And Free Markets was my nickname in college.

  • Brandybuck||

    Not a nickname I would brag about.

  • Fuck =><= sevo||

    Oh yeah "Brandybuck"?

  • ||

    I like all the Tolkien themed handles

  • Brandybuck||

    Better than a fool of a Took! Chicks dig brandy with their bucks.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Fake meat and free markets" are helping feed North Koreans suffering from their government's socialist policies.

    That's just going to ultimately prolong their suffering, like lifting the Cuban embargo!

  • Timrekgrun||

    I call that strap-on capitalism.

  • Bee Tagger||

    How "Jenna Abrams," an opinionated young-American character created by Russian trolls

    Remember when she changed her hair on Felicity? I'm still not over that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That's before Phillip appropriated her bad wig collection for himself.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Hmm, Jenna appeared on the scene not long after Snowden moved to Russia. Just saying...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Americans feel safer walking around their neighborhoods than they have in a long time.

    #MAGA

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    How "Jenna Abrams," an opinionated young-American character created by Russian trolls, duped much of the mainstream media.

    Into voting Trump?

  • Bee Tagger||

    Americans feel safer walking around their neighborhoods than they have in a long time.

    Make America Gait Again

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Make America Gated Again

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Actor Kevin Spacey is now facing sexual harassment allegations from production staff on House of Cards.

    Looks like...

    ( •_•)>⌐■-■
    (⌐■_■)

    ...HIS house of cards is coming down.

  • ||

    Heh.

  • Rhywun||

    Saw on the morning subway ride TV-thingy that Dustin Hoffman is now on the list.

    ...

    Dustin. Hoffman.

    LOL

  • Citizen X - #6||

    A friend of mine spent some time on the set of I [Heart] Huckabees while in film school, and she said that Hoffman was very, very drunk for the entire production.

  • Rhywun||

    Did he get frisky?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Not that i heard.

  • Eek Barba Durkle||

    Koo koo kachoo!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Actor Kevin Spacey is now facing sexual harassment allegations from production staff on House of Cards.

    It's like he's made himself a literal...

    [dons sunglasses]

    ...untenable situation.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Mine was better.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I went a different route, but I guess some of us never go for the OBVIOUS joke.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It's Friday morning. Manage your expectations, dude.

  • Conchfritters||

    Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Kevin Spacey.

  • Timrekgrun||

    What are you, 14?

  • Conchfritters||

    Give ME the keys, you cocksucker

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    The Wisconsin legislature just approved a bill doing away with the state's minimum age for hunters.

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't think people under the age of 13 are old enough to be hunted.

  • John DeWitt||

    Tell that to Kevin Spacey.

  • Libertarian||

    The unpaid commenters here are funnier than the Handlers, Kimmels, and other misc comedians who are trying to fashion themselves as political commenters. Life is unfair.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    You guys aren't getting paid?

  • CE||

    We don't have a time machine that allows us to post comments before the story is posted either.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    YOUR LOSS

  • colorblindkid||

    How "Jenna Abrams," an opinionated young-American character created by Russian trolls, duped much of the mainstream media.

    Is she the creation of random trolls, or was it a direct campaign by the Kremlin. These things matter. If it is the latter, then sure it's Russian meddling. If it's the former, then it is no different than American trolls trying to trick the media. If trolling and commenting on the affairs of other countries and sharing news links about other countries is meddling, then I and everybody on the internet meddles in foreign elections everyday.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Psst... don't tell the nation-states, but they're an obsolete concept, or rapidly becoming so.

  • Fancylad||

    It's the city-state comeback. The Federated Peoples Republic of Cleveland's time has finally arrived.

  • colorblindkid||

    Somebody from Russia sharing a Fox News story making Hillary look bad? That's basically what a lot of this meddling is turning out to be.

    They're Beghaziing the hell out of this. I've said it from the start. The Obama admin absolutely lied about Benghazi to save face, and their rhetoric about the YouTube guy was atrocious and more threatening to America than the attack itself. (They were basically enforcing blasphemy laws) However, the Republicans made it into a carnival with absurd accusations and silly complaints about how Hillary's negligence made it happen (which might be somewhat true, but is hardly a scandal) and people stopped caring.

  • Memory Hole||

    "She" was the creation of the Kremlin.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Well, the Kremlin's secret plot to make Roseanne Barr look slightly crazier than everybody already knew she was succeeded admirably.

  • John||

    That is exactly what I would expect a Russian created troll account to say.

  • Rhywun||

    Heh.

    So I am somewhat media savvy - but I've never heard of this Jenna character. And having pivoted into fake-racism, you'd think that would have been splashed all over. *shrug*

  • John||

    Me either. In the world of social media there are dozens of idiots whose name I know but have no idea why and might as well be Russian created troll identities. For example, who the fuck is Stephen Miller? He and his tweets is constantly referred to on right wing websites and by right leaning journalists. He might as well be a creation of some KGB agent for all I know. And if he were, I don't think it would matter. They are all morons who can't find real jobs talking out of their asses anyway.

  • Timrekgrun||

    Yeah, Just like that guy named "John" who post on Hit-and-Run.

  • John||

    When they start referring to me in other publications, sure. The point is not that I or you or anyone else is any better. The point is that Stephen Miller and the rest of these clowns have done nothing to justify the platform they have been given or why anyone should pay any attention to them.

  • Fancylad||

    Don't forget "Tony".

  • BYODB||

    It's because, apparently, news outlets like to point at twitter feeds these days and they don't bother to check into if said individual is actually a real person, a sock puppet, or in this case a foreign agent account.

    Maybe, just maybe, Media outlets shouldn't be constantly posting shit from twitter. I know those stories make me feel dumber when Reason puts up Twitter fights instead of a news story, for instance. It's the laziest possible way to write a story, and I think the only people who actually give a flying fuck about it are Journalists themselves.

  • Sevo||

    Memory Hole|11.3.17 @ 9:11AM|#
    ""She" was the creation of the Kremlin."

    "so" what?

  • Memory Hole||

    The kid asked the question and since I read the article I knew the answer. That's it.

  • Mike Laursen||

    I guess I'm supposed to be outraged, but I just keep thinking someone at the Kremlin had way too much time on their hands.

  • Memory Hole||

    Jeff Sessions is busted. He lied under oath multiple times on multiple occasions. Mueller should indict him. Does anyone challenge this?

  • colorblindkid||

    Sure, arrest him, but his lies and "forgotten meetings" under oath were much less egregious than James Clapper's lied under oath when he was the head of the fucking FBI. Throw them all in jail. Let's get Hillary under oath and send her to jail when she inevitably lies as well. Throw everybody in jail.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Throw everybody in jail.

    I am interested in your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • Memory Hole||

    Works for me but here's some problems with your plan. Clapper's lie wasn't for personal gain but so as not to expose classified info * if my memory is right.

    Sessions lied to impede the Russia investigation and keep the stench of the collusion off himself. By the way go look back and look at his testimony. His lying was so fucking obvious.

    And finally, Trump has ruined any possibility of prosecuting Hillary by corrupting the fuck out of the process.

  • John||

    Works for me but here's some problems with your plan. Clapper's lie wasn't for personal gain but so as not to expose classified info * if my memory is right.

    So lying about the nature and scope of an illegal spying program is totally okay because "it wasn't for personal gain". Your memory is right. It is your brain that is broken.

    And finally, Trump has ruined any possibility of prosecuting Hillary by corrupting the fuck out of the process.

    No he didn't. Why don't you do the world a favor and go get a lobotomy so you stop polluting the world with your stupidity.

  • Memory Hole||

    Fuck you John. You're a whore for Republicans. I mentioned some problems with the plan. Trump is ruining any possibility of prosecuting Hillary for real shit by trying to order investigations of bullshit. You are so fucking biased and dumb. I thought you were a lawyer? Surely you understand the problem of Trump interjecting himself into the Justice Department?

  • John||

    Go fuck yourself. You are a troll and have nothign to add. You don't believe anything you say and just say whatever works for the moment. You want a serious investigation of Hillary? LOLOLOL

    Just go die. Or at the very least find a new sight to troll. At this point, I think you are likely one of the Glibertarians coming here to troll and make shreek seem intelligent and reasonable. If you want to stay here, at least try to be funny. Something, anything but what you are doing.

  • H. Farnham||

    Wait a minute... I thought the Glibs were the yokels, and Reason was for cosmos?

    Nothing makes sense anymore!

    Well which website is for true libertarians?

  • John||

    Who knows Farnham. Have you noticed that Reason's most notorious troll, Mary Stack or whomever she was, seems to have disappeared. And her disappearance coincided almost exactly with the creation of that site. It is a rather odd coincidence and one that makes you wonder if perhaps that was all the result of Swiss Servator or Old Man with Candy or someone else associated with the creation of that site.

  • Drave Robber||

    Well which website is for true libertarians?

    http://127.0.0.1

  • H. Farnham||

    No way I'm clicking that link at work... smells like a trap.

  • notJoe||

    DO NOT click on that link! It takes you to some virus-ridden site hosting Lena Dunham tentacle porn.

  • Memory Hole||

    God damn that's one hell of a lack of self-awareness for a guy like you to accuse someone else of trolling. John, there's nothing wrong with posting opinions here. That's the point of the comment section. Grow up asshole.

  • H. Farnham||

    Guys! Can't we all just agree that the Russians are probably behind it all and then get along?

  • John||

    No there is nothing wrong with posting opinions here. Try getting a few thoughtful ones and people won't be so nasty to you. Either you don't even try or you really do have an 80 IQ. I honestly don't know. Either way, I am an asshole. You are right. I have no mercy for stupid people.

  • Memory Hole||

    Whatever carry on John. You bore me.

  • John||

    Things that you don't understand usually do. Try getting smarter and the world won't seem to boring and incomprehensible.

  • Calidissident||

    Clapper was Director of National Intelligence, not head of the FBI (except in a roundabout way as the DNI oversees the FBI along with all the other intelligence agencies), not that that changes your main point.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Both major U.S. political parties are doomed.

    We have two major political parties?

  • DJF||

    Oh No!!!!

    Russian troll Jenna Abrams twittered about Kim Kardashian clothes!!!

    This means war!!!

  • colorblindkid||

    Also, this all started in 2014...

  • ||

    Some think Russia's first big foray into international cyber-shenanigans was back in 2007, when Estonia had the temerity to move a Soviet monument.

    Anyone trying to make this all about Trump is missing a much larger picture.

  • Conchfritters||

    "Americans feel safer walking around their neighborhoods than they have in a long time."

    Does that mean it's no longer illegal for my kid to walk next door by himself to play with his buddy? He's 14, so I'm not sure if he's old enough yet.

  • John DeWitt||

    [insert Kevin Spacey joke]

  • Number 2||

    NEWS ITEM: Trump "Frustrated" That He Cannot Control DOJ/FBI

    You mean he hasn't yet found the Pen and Phone that Obama used?

  • Memory Hole||

    Oh, you mean like the way Obama appointed a Republican to head the FBI and then left him alone to do his job in nonpartisan manner.

  • Conchfritters||

    ""Fake meat and free markets" are helping feed North Koreans suffering from their government's socialist policies."

    Socialist policies in the US dished up something similar when I was in grade school and they served government cheese as a snack when we took the Iowa Test Of Basic Skills. Had I lived in Wisconsin and they served that shit, some 9 year old may have gone to his locker to fetch his .410 shotgun and end that practice once and for all.

  • John||

    DOJ has been politicized and out of control for decades. And Jullian Sanchez knows this. I would love to know just how exactly Sanchez thinks DOJ will ever be brought under control if elected officials cannot do so. The answer to that question is that he doesn't know because he doesn't even ask it. He is just a fucking hack who has decided that the FBI and DOJ being accountable to no one is a good idea because TRUMP!!

    The irony of Sanchez statement is epic. Sanchez thinks that we should have what amounts to an unaccountable secret police that even the highest elected official in the country but its Trump who wants to be the strong man. Fuck you Sanchez. Fuck you and every other piece of shit, know nothing, I became a journalist because of I was too fucking stupid to even get through the education college, beltway journalist hack.

  • John||

    How "Jenna Abrams," an opinionated young-American character created by Russian trolls, duped much of the mainstream media.

    But remember they are the "smart ones".

  • Inigo Montoya||

    "Both major U.S. political parties are doomed."

    They can't die too soon, IMHO. Everyone has suffered long enough. Where's Dr. Kevorkian when we need him? These parties need his special treatment.

  • John||

    I wouldn't get my hopes up. Neither of them can be "doomed" until someone can come up with a replacement for one of them. And I don't see that happening. I just see them changing to better fit what their actual voters want. And that is what Goldberg is all butt hurt about.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I'm not certain I'd call him particularly butthurt in that article.

  • John||

    Goldberg says "both major parties are doomed". Okay., he makes some pretty good points in the bulk of the piece about how and why the Democrats are doomed. When it comes to the Republcans, he doesn't seem to have much explaination for his claim other than TRUMP!! and the fact that no one seems to give a shit what people like Goldberg think anymore. The article is more of a cri de coeur about how the Democrats and people like Goldberg are doomed.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House and still can't do a goddamn thing about the ACA doesn't bode well for their continued viability, on the other hand.

  • jcw||

    When does Goldberg explain that he thinks republicans are doomed because no one seems to give a shit on what he thinks anymore?

  • John||

    Read the fucking article. He says nothing about the Republicans until the very end when he says

    Again, you wouldn't be crazy for thinking the GOP is like a runaway fire at a soiled-diaper-reclamation center. And I'm sure I'll have opportunities in the near future to expand on that. But the important point is that dysfunction isn't zero-sum. Right now, the best argument Republicans have is "we're not Democrats," and the best argument Democrats have is "we're not Republicans." Like two punch-drunk pugilists leaning on each other in the twelfth round, if one falls, the other may well fall too.

    That is nothing but a list of unsupported and unexplained assumptions. All he is saying here is the Republicans must be doomed because Goldberg doesn't like them. Since Goldberg is a Republican, that is just him saying they are doomed because they don't listen to him anymore.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    His article is a rebuttal to the common statement in media at large that the Republican party is in peril. His article says, if that's true than the Democratic party is in as bad a shape if not worse. This is a really common issue with you I've noticed. You take really oblique readings of articles so that you may be extra angry about them.

  • Rhywun||

    That the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House and still can't do a goddamn thing about the ACA doesn't bode well for their continued viability, on the other hand.

    That's because the Republicans ostensibly stand for reversing the ratchet. That is not an easy thing to do.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected" - G.K. Chesterton

  • Inigo Montoya||

    The Republicans should wish their only trouble was Trump. I may be old, but I vaguely remember when they supposedly stood for limited government, fiscal responsibility (even GASP balanced budgets), and mostly leaving people alone (apart from moralizing, of course).

    As for the Dems, I seem to remember strories, back before my time, when they stood up to defend individuals' civil rights against The Man, preached staying out of foreign wars, and talked a good game about keeping the government out of people's bedrooms.

    Not only was all of that just blowing smoke, neither group even bothers with that sort of rhetoric anymore. I became a libertarian partly out of complete disgust with both groups.

  • John||

    I may be old, but I vaguely remember when they supposedly stood for limited government, fiscal responsibility (even GASP balanced budgets), and mostly leaving people alone (apart from moralizing, of course).

    Your memory is failing you. A certain part of the party stood for those things but the people in charge certainly never did. You have to make a disctinction between the party and the people in it. There is a certain breed of Washington Republican who pays lip service to voters but really is about going along and getting along with the people who make him rich and the Progs whom he really believes like him but in reality hate his guts. Those people are doomed. The party? Not so much. It will just be led by a better class of creten.

  • CE||

    Your commenting form is remarkable, but there is something you don't know.
    I am not a Democrat or a Republican either.

  • ChipToBeSquare||

    There is still friction within the GOP. See the Strange/Moore race

    There isn't a clear intellectual center to the GOP the same way there isn't one for the Dems. There is a trend to Trumpian populism though, whose most coherent idea is standing up to the left no matter what. But Congress does not reflect that, nor does National Review. The old guard of the GOP is desperately holding on against the rejection of the voters. They still have money and influence so the fight could be ugly and dragged out, but it's already lost. The shrewdest among them got onboard with Trump and are trying to influence whatever the hell Trumpism is from the inside since Trump is so malleable, while Bill Kristol teams with Dems in a desperate effort to convince the voters to take the neocons back

    The fights aren't among the rank-and-file GOP voters (who are united against the left at all costs despite ideologic differences) but are real and not over

  • ||

    "Actor Kevin Spacey is now facing sexual harassment allegations from production staff on House of Cards."

    Wasn't he just on prog cable TV recently (Colbert I think it was) trashing the President?

    Awesome Kevin. Then they wonder why....

  • creech||

    Can we get a picture of Jenna Abrams?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I found one:
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  • Inigo Montoya||

    Would

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    HOT!

  • CE||

    At least she's not non-binary.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    William Gibson is lame.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I get it. You're more of a Kevin J. Anderson fan, huh?

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    That 100% qualifies as hate speech against me. That's fucked up.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That's not a denial.

  • CE||

    Sounds like a mashup of a prnstar and a tank.

  • Memory Hole||

    I fucking knew it! Breitbart isn't even covering the Republican corporate tax cut efforts. Surprise, surprise? No for me. Did you notice how Trump literally kissed the tax plan when he was presenting it? I've never seen him happier presenting legislation. He didn't kiss the Obamacare repeal stuff. Fuck didn't walk off before even signing the Executive Order? But acted like he won the lottery when Paul Ryan handed over the tax plan. The idea Trump gives two shits about the working man is the biggest con.

  • John||

    WAAAAAAA!@!!!

    He is President and people like you don't matter anymore. Just keep crying. Your tears are lovely. With any luck you will kill yourself and stop breathing my air.

  • Memory Hole||

    Nah, I'm enjoying watching you debase and humiliate yourself for Trump.

  • John||

    Yeah, it is everyone else who is debasing themselves, not you.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    Haha. I wonder if your kind will humiliate themselves even more when Trump is reelected by more of a 306-231 margin.

  • Rhywun||

    Where do you think the "working man" gets his work from?

  • Memory Hole||

    I was really just pointing out how the Breitbart Republicans don't seem to get their dicks hard talking about corporate tax cuts the way Paul Ryan Republicans do.

  • Sevo||

    "I was really just pointing out how the Breitbart Republicans don't seem to get their dicks hard talking about corporate tax cuts the way Paul Ryan Republicans do."

    I have no idea who "Breitbart Repubs" are, but maybe they realize that corporations don't pay taxes anyhow.

  • Conchfritters||

    I think Breitbart Repubs are flaming homosexual limeys who love Trump, and think the Jews crashed the planes on 9/11. They are to be taken seriously.

  • Sevo||

    Memory Hole|11.3.17 @ 9:41AM|#
    "I fucking knew it! Breitbart isn't even covering the Republican corporate tax cut efforts. Surprise, surprise?"

    STOP THE PRESSES!
    You're a laugh riot, Hole.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Actor Kevin Spacey is now facing sexual harassment allegations from production staff on House of Cards.

    "When you're a star, they let you grab them right on the dick."

  • Rebel Scum||

    Both major U.S. political parties are doomed.

    If only. Though I think Team Blue is more doomed at the moment.

  • Conchfritters||

    Given how stupid the American population is, I give both parties another 100 years.

  • H. Farnham||

    Re: Wisconsin hunters

    "It's just crazy (the minimum age) would go below 10," Rep. Gary Hebl of Sun Prairie said. "Absolute insanity that we're talking about giving a kid a gun at any age so they experience the heritage of hunting. The most important factor is safety."

    I think I've got very different notions of what qualifies as insanity (Rep. Hebl might qualify for making this statement). It doesn't seem too unreasonable to me that parents should be deciding how and when to instill values (heritage, safety, etc.) in their children rather than leaving it up to legislation.

  • DaveSs||

    Anything that allows parents to get kids involved in hunting or shooting sports is by definition a bad idea as far as urban politicians are concerned.

    In Iowa, the urban dems went apeshit last year over a similar get kids involved in shooting sports bill.

    Up until this year, Iowa law forbade anyone under age 14 from handling a handgun under any situation whatsoever. Anyone from 14 to 20(yes, 20 years old, otherwise known as adults) had to be under direct supervision of a parent.

    As far as the urbanites were concerned, the proposal was going to allow 4 year olds to carry concealed weapons in public.
    Oh how I wish I had attended the committee hearings on that one. The paid lobbyists are too big a wimps to respond to such stupidity with the appropriate level of scorn when such comments are raised in the hearings.

  • H. Farnham||

    See, I would never have expected laws like that to exist in states like Wisconsin or Iowa. I guess that's what "common sense legislation" looks like.

    In Kansas, I think the law simply states that hunters under the age of 16 have to be accompanied by a licensed adult (no license necessary for those under 16). And I'm pretty sure there is no law regarding age if hunting/shooting on your own land.

  • DaveSs||

    I suspect they are just old laws from the 1910s to 1940s when progressives held considerably more sway over the midwest.

  • CE||

    We started at 8 in Minnesota. You learn safety from practical experience, not from irrational fear.

  • Rebel Scum||

    duped much of the mainstream media.

    Like it's hard?

  • Sevo||

    Obo did it without much effort for eight years straight.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    If you look into a mirror and say "Republicans suck" three times, John will appear behind you and beat you with a dictionary of missspelled words.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He spelled "cri de coeur" correctly, though in the same comment he misspelled "Republicans."

  • John||

    Sparky doesn't know what "cri de coeur" means. So he assumed it was some mispelling.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    *eyeroll*

  • John||

    No,

    It is a dictionary of a few mispelled words, but mostly words you don't understand. I should probably try to dumb my vocabulary down so people like you can follow along better. But, I just have no tolerence for stupidity and am kind of mean about it.

    Beyond that, saying "the Republican Party is not doomed" says nothing about how good or bad that is. It just says that it isn't doomed. Do you just not understand what I am saying? I never found you very smart but you are not the dumbest person on here. I would think that even you could understand that disctinction. Am I wrong? Does my explaining it help at all?

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Oh shut up, Buzz Killington.

  • Brandybuck||

    The Left sending it's pogrom into Hollywood is like a disemboweled shark frenzying on its own innards. Still incredibly dangerous, but scientifically fascinating.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Indeed. It's one of the most entertaining circular firing squads in world history.

  • Texasmotiv||

    I'm just trying to understand here...

    Trump blocks someone so they can't see his feed without logging out = 1st amendment lawsuit.

    Some guy brings his entire page down = hero, Twitter SHOULD take it down?

    God it's hard to keep up, was the twitter employee a queer person of color? Is that why? *gets headache*

  • lap83||

    I wonder what would have happened if Obama's twitter account had been dismantled by a disgruntled employee

  • Rhywun||

    The heat death of the universe?

  • Conchfritters||

    Not sure, but I sold all my shares of TWTR shortly after Trump took office. If that website can't make money with that fruitcake tweeting away into the night each day from the oval orifice, I figured that was dead money.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Twitter: a bulletin board where users post text and other people can read it. How in fuck they have a market cap of 14.5b, I have no idea.

  • CE||

    They can also post pictures and videos.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Novel. Videos are of course an offshoot of high bandwidth, but posting pictures was happening in the old alt- discussion group of internet 0.5

    Look, I'm not giving investment advice... that which has a crazy high stock price has a crazy high stock price. I just think it's important to accept a little cold water on your tech company when someone describes what it essentially does.

    But I'm not here to deny that people have made Billions investing in companies that allow people to send LOLpics to each other. As a long time tech professional, I'm just a little baffled.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Probably the big jump was they did it from your phone, before smartphones even existed.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    By the way, I do find this funny, given the current climate of Fake Ads and impending government regulation from Sen. Feinstein.

    Twitter said during an earnings call Thursday it has increased its self-service advertising business, which allows companies to buy ads through an auction-based platform. It also means brands don't have to buy through a sales team, which cuts costs. The company added it plans to expand self-service buying, as well as create new ways for advertisers to buy ads.
  • loveconstitution1789||

    There would be race riots!

    Again.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Roseanne Barr and Michael McFaul argued with her on Twitter. BuzzFeed and The New York Times cited her tweets. But Jenna Abrams was the fictional creation of a Russian troll farm.

    When oh when will journalists stop using anonymous twitter accounts as fucking original news and 'sources'.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Man this Jenna Abrams story is the best thing I've read all month.

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