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Rooby RooIn the meantime, I think it's becoming less and less inexplicable why Comey harpooned Hilary's campaign boat:

Maybe he just really didn't like Clinton? I dunno, I can't figure out a narrative that explains all his actions; especially his "reopening the investigation" announcement just before the election. If he wasn't trying to tip the scales in favor of Trump, what the hell was motivating him?
May 21, 2017 8:57 PM
wirthlingUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back and fabulous.

How do you think it compares to season 1 and season 2?
I thought the 2nd season wasn't as good as the 1st. I think the increased episode length in season 2 really killed the 30-Rock like pacing I loved about season 1. (Season 1 episodes were about 22 min each, Season 2 were 28 min each)
May 21, 2017 1:54 PM
This ass kissing is the perfect way for them to endear themselves to Trump. I wonder if it might make Trump's worldview to shift, ever so slightly, towards a less outright hostile stance on Muslims.
May 20, 2017 7:32 PM
Would someone mind diving into alt-right forums and tell us how Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia is playing there?
May 20, 2017 2:41 PM
Zuben
Paquito
BigwigYeah, you thought wrong. Natural causes seems pretty self-explanatory to me, but we all live and learn, amiright?

Sleep well, old man.

Don't you have a lap to run?

Apparently so.
May 20, 2017 12:43 PM
BigwigYeah, you thought wrong. Natural causes seems pretty self-explanatory to me, but we all live and learn, amiright?

Sleep well, old man.
May 19, 2017 5:28 AM
Bigwig
Paquito
Meow
BigwigHe died the day The Atlantic decided to make it their cover story.

It was probably at a point where it was more or less ready to publish but not quite at the final draft. The editor's note says they worked with his family to finish it which probably means they were still fact checking and polishing the copy.

This makes sense. I thought the ending was a little flat.

How do you die of "natural causes" at 57 though?

People your age die every day from cancer, heart attacks, Crohn's complications, kidney disease, etc. The fuck world you living in?

I always thought "natural causes" was just old people dying in their sleep from some minor illness their bodies couldn't handle, or a long term condition that finally caught up with them.
May 19, 2017 3:38 AM
Meow
BigwigHe died the day The Atlantic decided to make it their cover story.

It was probably at a point where it was more or less ready to publish but not quite at the final draft. The editor's note says they worked with his family to finish it which probably means they were still fact checking and polishing the copy.

This makes sense. I thought the ending was a little flat.

How do you die of "natural causes" at 57 though?
May 19, 2017 1:08 AM
Ivan the TerribleI had a friend growing up. His father was American, a divorce lawyer and one of my dad's law partners, and his mother was from a wealthy Indonesian family. They had a servant from Indonesia who lived in a tiny room in the basement and seemed to basically fulfill the role Lola has in this story, doing most of the actual child raising for my friend and his brother. I never saw her outside of the house.

Kinda gives this story a weird feeling for me.

I wonder if there are slave-owning families in the U.S. that read this and went "Fuuuuuuuuck"
May 19, 2017 12:58 AM
Esoteric AllusionDavid Clarke would gladly put Kelly in a concentration camp, so score one for him.

Yes, +1 for David Clarke.
May 18, 2017 10:56 AM
MeowWow, imagine you were Kelly.

And just like that, Meow started a suicide cult.
May 17, 2017 10:35 PM
Esoteric Allusion
Paquito
Esoteric AllusionIf Trump is quietly forced to resign by Republicans it's going to be announced as some equivalent of a coach taking time off to be with his family. Maybe Trump will claim he's stepping down for private medical reasons.

This will be used to attempt to mitigate the blow of upsetting Trump's most loyal fans. That plan rests on Trump's willingness to go quietly and not make it seem like he was pushed out. Nothing about Trump's personality makes it seem like he'd do this, but maybe he'd want to save face.

Steve Bannon makes this impossible.

Remember, we are talking about a universe where Trump is choosing to resign rather than refusing to leave unless forced out by the 25th amendment or impeachment and conviction.

Right, but why would Bannon play along? Once Trump's gone, he's out of power. He may as well start talking about how the establishment forced out Trump, to fuel Breitbart
May 17, 2017 5:58 AM
Bigwig
ZubenLike what does an 85% even mean? Or a 100%? ?I don't know if TV reviewers are not particularly discerning about tv shows, or if the rating per episode format throws things out of wack, but outside of things being absolutely critically panned the system does seem to clarify anything.

I feel like I might have posted this thread before.

Ha. I think I posted about this in the "Everything You Watch This Year" thread but it goes across multiple platforms besides RT. Netflix, for example. It seems that TV critics are just Mayor McCheeses who fucking like everything.

Hey Wirthling, easy money.
May 17, 2017 4:50 AM
Esoteric AllusionIf Trump is quietly forced to resign by Republicans it's going to be announced as some equivalent of a coach taking time off to be with his family. Maybe Trump will claim he's stepping down for private medical reasons.

This will be used to attempt to mitigate the blow of upsetting Trump's most loyal fans. That plan rests on Trump's willingness to go quietly and not make it seem like he was pushed out. Nothing about Trump's personality makes it seem like he'd do this, but maybe he'd want to save face.

Steve Bannon makes this impossible.
May 17, 2017 4:44 AM
Bigwig
ZubenI saw this on FB ?but I only read it just now. It made me cry.

Me too. Still teary eyed.

Holy shit, you guys are being sincere. I'll bookmark it.
May 17, 2017 4:43 AM
MeowJason Chaffetz wants to subpoena Comey's memos.

So while Chaffetz is no Justin Amash, he's still been much more apt to actually address wrong doings than the rest of the G.O.P. What's his deal? I don't remember him being particularly principled about anything in the past.
May 16, 2017 11:10 PM
MeowLet me tell you about the five pillages of Islam. By the way, I have the best Islam friends, the best friends in Islam. Much better than Muslims.

This will end poorly.
May 16, 2017 11:08 PM