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Publius:
I think there may be some credence to the theory that Gruber is turning this into a quasi-political blog as his views are going into the shitter.
4:14 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Cant Stump!:
Liberal Gruber is lamenting the rise of doublespeak? He needs to reread 1984. His party of constant offense loves re-writing language.
4:54 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
Can we point to any successes by the Office of Congressional Ethics?

Last I checked, Bob Menendez, Liz Warren and Maxine Waters were all still in office.
5:20 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
Can we point to any successes by the Office of Congressional Ethics?

Last I checked, Bob Menendez, Liz Warren and Maxine Waters were all still in office.
5:20 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
You mean Bob "I like to fuck little girls overseas" Menendez?
6:00 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
Chance that Gruber knew this existed before this week lower than chance Gruber's next phone will be an Amazon Fire Phone.
6:05 am — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
@Cant Stump! ROFLOL Fasc-tard!
2:30 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
> The Republicans — in the House at least — are dropping all pretense that they intend to govern with any integrity.

Hey, they are just following in the footsteps of the Democrats.
3:25 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
And the Trump stops it! How about that, folks!

Where was Obama? Golfing?
5:45 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
> Can we point to any successes by the Office of Congressional Ethics?

from wikipedia:

> The OCE opened dozens of reviews, based on publicly available information, submissions from the public, press accounts and other sources of information. This included the multiple ethical and criminal violations stemming from, among others, disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and former representatives Duke Cunningham, Tom DeLay, Bob Ney, Mark Foley and William J. Jefferson.


> Last I checked, Bob Menendez, Liz Warren and Maxine Waters were all still in office.

what has liz warren done that was unethical or illegal?
6:22 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
That's why they call it the Bully Pulpit:


http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/business/ford-general-motors-trump.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
6:29 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
anonymous:
oh please... trump is great at taking credit for things he had no part in. the reversal on the OCE had nothing to do with him, and everything to do with people actually calling their representatives and bitching. i seriously doubt this ford thing has anything to do with him either.

for example: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-boasts-of-his-philanthropy-but-his-giving-falls-short-of-his-words/2016/10/29/b3c03106-9ac7-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html
9:52 pm — Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Mr. Reality:
Wow. Maybe it's working. He really is pivoting this into a political-echo-blog site.
1:29 am — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Stroke! Stroke!:
@anonymous The press complains, but Trump gets things to happen.

Really, do you think Republican voters care about the ethics office?

Nobody outside of DC even knew it existed.

Do you think Republicans are going to call their reps because of what the WaPo, LAT, and NYT say?

Yeah, right - what fucking world do you live in?
3:30 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
> Do you think Republicans are going to call their reps because of what the WaPo, LAT, and NYT say?

>Yeah, right - what fucking world do you live in?


well, yes.

https://twitter.com/rafalhill/status/816410887389118464

4:23 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
Q*Bert:
> i seriously doubt this ford thing has anything to do with him either.

You're right, it doesn't. Ford was already going to invest the $700 in Detroit. It is not replacing the plant they were going to build in Mexico in any way. In fact, the Focus is still going to be produced in Mexico, it's just that they had another plant there that had way more capacity than it was utilizing, so Ford decided to simply use that capacity for the Focus instead of building a new plant for it.
9:12 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
anonymous:
@Q*bert

exactly, but that won't stop trumpians or their fellators, like stroke! from believing him when he takes credit.
9:42 pm — Wednesday, 4 January 2017
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