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Fifty Shades of Comey

It's time we applied affirmative consent to government meddling.

Last week Washington, DC shut down as everyone and their dog fled to sports bars to watch James Comey's congressional testimony. The uncomfortable spectacle raised more questions than merely Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. The former FBI Director's retelling of his private dinner with the then-president elect had the timbre of an overbearing boss sexually harassing a subordinate. In fact, it had enough parallels with "Fifty Shades of Grey" that it's time to ask: if the government is screwing us, should we get to use safe words? What about affirmative consent for creeping regulation? Find out on the latest Mostly Weekly!

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Written by Sarah Rose Siskind with writing assistance from Andrew Heaton and David Fried.

Edited by Austin Bragg and Sarah Rose Siskind.

Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg.

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  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Comb your hair!

  • Alan Vanneman||

    That pocket square is workin', dude!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    ^ GILMORE looms large over this thread.

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Heaton is the anti-Welch.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    He's asking for it, dressing like that.

  • Brandybuck||

    Cacao! Cacao!

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Portlandia has forever ruined that word for me.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    +1 Pull-Out King

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    Would if there was a hint of chest tuft.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    On Sarah Rose Siskind?

  • Crusty Juggler - Elite||

    If only.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    "...if the government is screwing us...."
    YES

  • Mark22||

    Between Daddy Trump and his spankings and Dominatrix Hillary with her barbed wire whip, Trump still seems the better choice: a spanking may be unpleasant, but is survivable; being flayed alive by an out of control angry woman isn't.

  • ||

    'Dominatrix' and 'flayed alive' doesn't describe Hillary accurately. Trump at least Tweets like he cares what people think (Do you like that?). Hillary said and did malevolently stupid shit like 'wipe it with a cloth' like an 'ordered evil'-oriented demigod. You probably would've survived what Hillary did, but for plenty it would've been a 'living envy the dead' sort of situation. Less like a dominatrix flaying someone and more like a doctor obsessed with unnecessary surgery giving you a colostomy.

  • Jury Nullification||

    "The former FBI Director's retelling of his private dinner with the then-president elect had the timbre of an overbearing boss sexually harassing a subordinate."

    Will someone drag Comey out of the closet already or out from behind the curtain....he likes curtains too. He needs to be stopped from projecting his man crush. J. Edgar Hoover Syndrome? It's pathetic and painful to watch.

  • SomeGuy||

    stupid video

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