GOP Keeps Trying to Make Rejectionism Work

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From Jonathan Bernstein at BloombergView:

House Republicans are digging in for four years of nonstop investigations of Hillary Clinton if she is elected, and promising rejection of any legislation she proposes. As Paul Waldman at the Plum Line put it, they’ve already prepared to treat her presidency as illegitimate (assuming she wins), just as they did with Barack Obama.

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Harry Reid Declares FBI Director
May Have Broken Federal Law

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From Michael John Scott at MadMikesAmerica:

In a scathing letter sent Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) alerted FBI Director James Comey that due to his “partisan actions,” he may have broken the Hatch Act, a law that prohibits federal officials from using their official authority to influence an election.

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GOP: The Party of Perverts

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From The Big Empty:

The usual connotation for ‘pervert”, the one that springs to most people’s minds, is always sexual. But it can be applied to any behavior or mindset that seeks to undo a norm by whatever real or imagined means possible.

And, at this stage of the game, I can’t think of one prominent Republican politician who doesn’t fit that description. From Trump to Chaffetz to McCrory to Ryan, each, in his own way, seeks to undermine some article of faith, some sacred trust, some standard by which a society holds that gives it a sense of continuity and value.

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How I Came to Inhabit This Body

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From A Wayfarer’s Notes:

Most days, I walk down the Ledborough Road, to observe in passing the extraordinary variety of human life-forms on display. Suddenly the “brotherhood of all mankind” comes into my head. As usual, I’m glad to be me, thankful indeed. But then I reflect that my birth was no more of my choosing than theirs was to them. I don’t believe in karma and past lives, not even the separation of body and soul; but it does seem to us, or perhaps it’s embedded in our language, that a soul is planted into a foetus some time between conception and taking our first breath.

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Citizens United, Michael Moore in the Comments Section-2

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From libertarian Michael A. LaFerrara at Principled Perspectives:

In response to my comments under the Paul Mulshine article, Reverse Citizens United and jail Michael Moore? – Liberals are confused on campaign funding, the following exchange took place:

MorrisCntyTom replied to Mulshine’s article:

The essence of “free speach” was as a CITIZEN you didn’t have to worry about the thugs coming to get you for stating your opinion.

Once you pay for something it’s no longer “free” I mean that’s basic commons sense. Boiled down to it’s essence what the ruling says is the more money you have the more FREE SPEECH you have.

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Of Boners and Weiners

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

So sometimes we chuckle about a “Friday news dump”, but thanks to the internet and the 24/7 news-cycle, this is actually kind of jokey anymore, right? Like, if someone just casually dropped a sketchy information-grenade on a Friday afternoon like “Hello, there is more to a story on which you’ve already obsessed”, we could still imagine the news folks to be all over it like ants on a spit-out Jolly Rancher, right?

And so it came to pass that FBI Director James Comey loogied a watermelon Rancher (this is a thoughtful and not-biased reading of what happened, but I’m an angry partisan, so…) at the House GOP, who just freaking ant-swarmed. (Because they would.) Their line: The case is reopened (that’s not how that wor….) because new evidence about Hillary’ Clinton’s server (that’s Secretary Clinton’s, wait, it doesn’t even have to do with her serv…) had electronic congress with the devices once owned by (drumroll) Anthony Weiner, estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin who might have had stuff forwarded to his laptop because it was hooked up to a printer because for some godforsaken reason, olds like stuff printed out on paper to read.

But what we do know is that the additional emails weren’t stored on Clinton’s server nor did she send them, and wow! I really don’t find myself as interested in the story here, as in the timing.

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Hayden Gone, Hillary Here, Outreach Bah, Money Talks