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Are the criminals hiding money under their mattresses?

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Maybe that’s why Pruitt wanted a used Trump Hotel mattress.....

I'm up to my taint in winning here.

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I’m up to my toenails in morale

McCaskill started choking last week at her caucus' weekly lunch, when West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin performed the maneuver, removing the blockage but bruising her rib in the process, as The Washington Post previously reported. She is not expected to miss any time in Washington.

“I’m really grateful to Joe — a little bit of a sore rib for a couple of weeks is no big deal," McCaskill said in a statement.

So in a gay relationship which one faces domestic abuse charges?

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Just like in any relationship, whichever person assaults the other.

Mayor William Wilson and William Smith got drunk at the Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival downtown, argued about when to leave and left each other with cuts and bruises, according to the arresting officer’s affidavit.

Wilson got angry because Smith and another person with them wanted to leave the event and Wilson wanted to stay, the third person told police.

While driving home, the couple got into an argument over who was drunker and who should be driving, and a fight ensued, the third person told police. Police said Wilson called them to their residence on Maple Street around 8 p.m.

When two Elmwood Place officers got there, Sgt. Robert McConnell observed “damage all over the residence with glass everywhere,” he wrote in his affidavit. Wilson and Smith were outside - Wilson on the front sidewalk and Smith on the porch.

Keep it classy, OH

Is there a reason you keep putting father in quotations?

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Post history full of Breitbart and Dailycaller, I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say they think that the child is a drug mule and the adult is not really his father.

...like a bitch.

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Except Frump couldn’t seal the deal. Mueller can and will.

Edit: leaving the typo.

Bikeshedding. Definition: Spending disproportionate time and energy over an insignificant or unimportant detail of a larger concern. The term comes from an illustrative anecdote of a committee discussing a plan to build a nuclear power plant.

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16 points · 22 hours ago · edited 21 hours ago

We were moving out of an apartment one time, and I was in charge of packing up the office.

My boyfriend (at the time) walked in after about an hour, and I was still working on pencils.

Boyfriend: “Uh, what have you been doing?!”

Me: “...Gathering lead.”

Apparently my hyper focused brain thought the most important thing to do to help pack was to take all of our mechanical pencils that just had one lead in them, and consolidate them into one mega pencil.

So our “bikeshedding” is known as “gathering lead.”

that makes no sense what if two people need to use a mechanical pencil at the same time. you should have been distributing the lead evenly between all of the various pencils . . .

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There are many reasons it made no sense, admittedly.

2.3k points · 1 day ago

How do you even know they're here illegally if they haven't had a court case?

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It’s The Walking Dead fantasy that has been so popular this decade. Zombie apocalypse comes, but man I’m gonna easily survive the first wave of the infection and grab some guns and supplies and survive by moving from place to place being a bad ass zombie slaying mutha! Fuck yeah! Just shoot ‘em they’re not people anymore.

Most “survivors”, unless they have specific training and some prepping already done, probably don’t have a great chance of not being bitten by a random zombie early on. Especially urban/suburbanite office workers.

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31 points · 2 days ago

Fuuuck that.

I informed my husband before we got married that if there’s ever a zombie apocalypse I’m offing myself.

I have zero desire to live surviving day to day, one slip up away from eating my own family.

It bothers me that some Americans feel they are the only ones that matter because they happened to be born in one part of the world instead of the other. They didn't have to earn the right to be American, they are the result of fortunate circumstance. It doesn't make a person more or less important than another.

Saying these kids don't matter because they "aren't our kids" is just a sign that you're a shitty person. Being American has nothing to do with it.

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559 points · 3 days ago

America is a really large country, and a lot of people never leave it during their entire lifetime.

I have been privileged enough to travel to Europe a couple times, Mexico a dozen times, and French Polynesia.

Traveling to another country - particularly one where they speak another language - changes you fundamentally as a person.

It makes you feel small, and the world feel big. It makes you realize that other parts of the world are just as successful (if not more so) as America.

Being the foreigner gives you empathy toward someone who is here but doesn’t know the language, you realize how difficult it is to just to every day things like shop or find a restroom, and how grateful you are to find a sign or a menu in English.

Mostly you just see that it’s a really big world, and that America has flaws, and that other countries have rich history and cultures and other ways of doing things that also work. You learn that our way isn’t the only way.

You also realize there are kind, generous people all over the world, and it's often the poorest who are the most willing to give of themselves and to share the few resources they have.

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Of course, totally agree, and getting out of one’s physical and cultural bubble is a good way to encounter those people.

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Ever play the condom brand game?

Pick a brand with a popular slogan, pretend they make condoms:

Nike Condoms: Just Do It!

Gillette Condoms: The Best A Man Can Get

Etc.

Motel 6 Condoms: We'll leave the light on for you.

Condoms by Edward R. Murrow: Good Night, and Good Luck.

State Farm Sexual Insurance: Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

Capital One Condoms: What's in your wallet?

Lone Star Condoms: Everything's bigger in Texas.

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Ahhaha! The Capital One got me, clever :)

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Is that legal?

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Technically, but I suspect this will be challenged in courts for years.

Even if approved and funded, I doubt there would ever be a wall in Trump’s lifetime.

But will he make it legal?

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It’s legal, called Eminent Domain.

Eminent domain is the power of government to take private land for public use. This power is limited by the federal Constitution and by state constitutions -- when the government does take private property for public use, it must fairly compensate the owner for the deprivation. Sometimes the operation of eminent domain is a straightforward matter, with the government providing the landowner a fair price, and the landowner yielding the property to public use. At other times, however, government and the landowner may disagree over whether a taking has occurred, and how much compensation is due.

In the classic case of eminent domain, the government determines that it needs certain privately owned land to create some public benefit, such as construction of a new highway. The government may offer the landowner a price to which he or she agrees, or it might initiate what is called a condemnation proceeding, when they cannot agree on value. The property owner has a right to notice of the government's decision and an opportunity to respond, and to just compensation for the land taken. The government pays the landowner, the landowner leaves the property, and the government builds the road.

https://realestate.findlaw.com/land-use-laws/the-taking-of-property-for-public-use.html

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25 points · 3 days ago

A moderate who once said this:

I don't know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don't know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he's not an American. He's just not an American.

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11 points · 3 days ago

JFC. 😖

I would literally give my right arm to have Obama as President again.

359 points · 3 days ago

Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, a moderate Republican, wrote on Twitter Thursday that Trump should install a czar of sorts to oversee the reunification of undocumented immigrant families separated by the federal government, in the form of a military general, a retired CEO, "or some other senior leadership figure" up to the task.

"And the President should fire Stephen Miller now," Coffman added. "This is a human rights mess. It is on the President to clean it up and fire the people responsible for making it."

In case anyone was wondering who it was.

Immigration status is actually a very confusing and far-from-clear-cut area of law.

Laws change. Executive policies change, as Wolf Blitzer noted to ICE Director Homan. Enforcement priorities change. Special programs like DACA can suddenly end with a stroke of the President's pen.

I'm all for law and order. Society benefits when families and businesses can make plans and have a reasonable expectation of their fulfillment.

However, law exists to support humanity, not the other way around. The current legal quagmire for millions of immigrants in the midst of various proceedings cannot be resolved by Trump or Sessions suddenly declaring "Time's up, GTFO!" That's not simply "upholding the law." That's cruelty disguised as order.

MLK addressed this kind of double-speak in his Letter from Birmingham Jail:

You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern. Since we so diligently urge people to obey the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 outlawing segregation in the public schools, at first glance it may seem rather paradoxical for us consciously to break laws. One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all."

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality. It gives the segregator a false sense of superiority and the segregated a false sense of inferiority. Segregation, to use the terminology of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber, substitutes an "I it" relationship for an "I thou" relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things. Hence segregation is not only politically, economically and sociologically unsound, it is morally wrong and sinful. Paul Tillich has said that sin is separation. Is not segregation an existential expression of man's tragic separation, his awful estrangement, his terrible sinfulness? Thus it is that I can urge men to obey the 1954 decision of the Supreme Court, for it is morally right; and I can urge them to disobey segregation ordinances, for they are morally wrong.

Let us consider a more concrete example of just and unjust laws. An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself. This is difference made legal. By the same token, a just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow and that it is willing to follow itself. This is sameness made legal. Let me give another explanation. A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a minority that, as a result of being denied the right to vote, had no part in enacting or devising the law. Who can say that the legislature of Alabama which set up that state's segregation laws was democratically elected? Throughout Alabama all sorts of devious methods are used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters, and there are some counties in which, even though Negroes constitute a majority of the population, not a single Negro is registered. Can any law enacted under such circumstances be considered democratically structured?

Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application. For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such an ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First-Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest.

I hope you are able to see the distinction I am trying to point out. In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

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Even in the EO they acknowledge that the law states the penalty is imprisonment OR fines.

Sure, it’s a complex issue in general, but there is no question that they are lying when they say they have “no choice” and that their hands are tied.

The law permits discretion and a range of penalties, this Administration CHOSE the most strict interpretation. They didn’t have to.

So forgive me if I misinterpreted, but I’m really cautious about letting them off the hook because “this is complicated.”

Children can't voluntarily leave schools.

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They can be signed out by a guardian. They are not “detained” when they are in school. They get to go home at the end of the day.

Do you really not see the difference between the 20x20 enclosures and a school that has a fence around it? Would you let your kid go to “school” in one of those? Because I wouldn’t.

Honestly, some of the most hardcore conservatives I knew growing up were 60s hippies who moved out to the country so they could live the way they wanted to live and ended up fundies. They really got into the whole church thing, but that kinda mean-spirited "everyone's out to get us" church paranoia-filled crap. And they grew the best weed.

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19 points · 3 days ago

Uhhhh do you know my parents?! Because that is them to a fucking T.

They grew up in Bay Area in CA, and Portland, OR, super liberal hippies. We moved up to some property they bought in the foothills of rural redneck nor cal when I was 13, and they have grown steadily more conservative and racist ever since.

Now we barely even talk, they do nothing but binge watch Fox News and grow more and more hateful and paranoid.

And of course they grow weed.

Do they smoke the weed too?

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I don’t know, I think my dad does, my mom is more of a booze hound.

Mostly I think he does it as a hobby, he also likes growing exotic hot peppers.

After a very shitty and stressful day, this made me smile.

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Sorry about your shitty day, friend, hope it gets better.

it will if momma has more chickens please

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“Have the chickens off my plate, I’ll make a sandwich later”

-Moms everywhere

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Why do people never consider this is all an intended side effect?

Republican's love making enemies because it justifies continuously increasing military spending. Where all of their buddies have business investments.

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11 points · 3 days ago

It will be the next generation’s problem.

New waves of terrorists, climate change, pollution, National deficit... they don’t have to feel the pain themselves, and they don’t give a fuck what happens to our kids.

Thank you so much for such a long comment but I don't feel like I'm socially awkward or not having the courage to be seen as an outsider/weirdo but I just don't feel the moves when dancing, I used to be very stiff in the past but now I'm somewhat more open. Music simply doesn't get me moving except for when I'm in the gym and have to lift heavy weights, then some loud metal music can help me carry more but other than that it's just 0

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More power to you then, friend, man do I wish I preferred to work out over painting and drinking lol!

2 points · 3 days ago

Hi, I never danced and never had the ability/courage to dance. Also I never go to parties and have only been to a birthday party once. Do you have any advice on how to get the same feeling as you get from dancing but from something else? Maybe like working out together with friends or something?

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Sing :-) Or even just dance by yourself in front of the TV!

Part of the reward is pushing yourself outside your comfort zone and being vulnerable.

You were spot on when you said “courage,” it’s very brave to sing or dance, especially in front of people.

While not a physical activity, I get a similarly “vulnerable” and “fun uncomfortable” feeling doing painting classes. They have them all over the country (if you’re in US), where they walk you through a painting as you drink wine, it’s really fun and confidence-building! Awesome place to take a date, or a friend or a family member.

These things are especially hard if you struggled with having been bullied or made fun of as a kid, or criticized, particularly when it comes to artistic and creative things. Makes us not want to put ourselves out there again.

But what I’ve found is that as an adult, if I bust out dancing with my partner or my kids in public, it’s more likely to make people smile than anything else :)

Brené Brown has an awesome quote on being vulnerable:

“Vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me, but the first thing I look for in you.”

We tend to interpret showing vulnerability in ourselves as “weakness” or something to be ashamed of. Yet when we see others open up or be silly or creative, we see them as brave! A strange double standard.

So my best advice is just jump in with both feet and get silly :)

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11 points · 3 days ago

If people were forced to burn/bury their own trash, you can bet there'd be a lot less of it. We're wasteful because we don't have to deal with the waste.

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I ordered a dress the other day and it arrived in a bag, that was inside a bag, that was inside a shipping box.

The fucking packaging probably cost more than the $18 dress.

259 points · 3 days ago

That’s almost worse (not that I believe it for a second).

His job is to set policy, and between this and the fucking disastrous Travel Ban implementation, this administration is showing itself to be loose cannons who do no impact analysis on the changes they make that have monumental impact on people’s lives.

They are doing the human equivalent of “testing in production.”

It’s dangerous, irresponsible, and completely fucking unacceptable for the highest levels of Government.

Even if you’re a Trump supporter, you should be ashamed when you hear the Attorney General say he didn’t anticipate this outcome.

It’s their fucking job to crunch the numbers, estimate how many people the policy change is likely to displace, what sort of net-new staff, resources and facilities will be needed to accommodate, so we’re fucking prepared.

Being incompetent is not much better than being a goddamn liar.

4 points · 4 days ago

How?! How did they let her walk out wearing that?! Like holy fuck how clueless...

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Hint: it’s a feature, not a bug.

76 points · 4 days ago · edited 4 days ago

FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

Yea the message isn't hidden. She wen't to go visit children that her husband orphaned with the message "I REALLY DON'T CARE."

so go fuck yourself then, melanie

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16 points · 4 days ago

She wasn’t really being best here, was she?

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