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pilodialcyst 476 posts  |  Last Activity: 4 hours ago Member since: Apr 7, 2004
  • Despite the inspector general's report, criminal charges against Clinton remain highly unlikely. While the report provides previously nonpublic information relevant to Clinton's motivations, the available public evidence remains insufficient to illustrate two facts needed for a criminal charge -- that she knew that emails on her private server were classified and that she intentionally mishandled classified information.
    Yet the inspector general's report also highlights the uncertainty that surrounds the precise scope of the current FBI investigation. To the extent the FBI has limited its inquiry to security issues and the possible mishandling of classified information, for example, the inspector general's report finding violations of the federal records laws potentially implicates a different criminal statute.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 6 hours ago Flag

    You were duped again.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 25, 2016 12:23 PM Flag

    Gee drooler, did I strike a nerve??


    Mission Accomplished!!!!

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  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 25, 2016 11:38 AM Flag

    Drooler, you 'forgot' to mention that the criticism went to Powell and Condi Rice.

    MOST importantly: They found no wrongdoing.. NONE.

    WHY did you "forget" to put that in????

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    The Washington Post writes ...

    by contrarian2001 May 25, 2016 11:06 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 25, 2016 11:20 AM Flag

    Why does Elizabeth Warren terrify you so?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    The last words of Ronald Reagan‏

    by happygambler34 May 24, 2016 10:44 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 24, 2016 4:10 PM Flag

    Reagan and Nixon are burning in hell forever. There are spaces for Bush I and Bush the Lesser. All are in agony. Forever.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The U.S. District Court of Southern Ohio ruled Tuesday that the deep cuts to Ohio’s early voting days signed into law by Gov. John Kasich (R) are “unconstitutional and…accordingly unenforceable.”
    Judge Michael Watson sided with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a coalition of labor unions, faith organizations, and other community organizing groups that sued the state for sharply curtailing the number of early voting days. Since President Obama won reelection in 2012, Ohio’s Republican lawmakers and Secretary of State have voted to eliminate the days and times of early voting that were most convenient for those working full time: the weekend before election day, weekday evenings, and what’s known as “Golden Week,” the time about a month before election day when the registration period and the early voting period overlap.
    These cuts, the judge wrote, “results in less opportunity for African Americans to participate in the political process than other voters.”
    The court ordered the Republican governor and Secretary of State to once again allow voters to begin casting ballots 35 days before November’s presidential election. Republicans may appeal Tuesday’s ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Multiple studies have found that voters of color disproportionately rely on early voting, especially weekend days, and especially the “Golden Week” of same-day registration. Tens of thousands of people voted during “Golden Week” in 2012 alone, more than enough to sway an election in the tightly contested swing state.
    “Many voters of color have inflexible work schedules that make coming to their polling place on a single Tuesday in November very difficult,” Mike Brickner, the Senior Policy Director for the ACLU of Ohio, told ThinkProgress. “Because of the historic and systemic oppression of African Americans in our voting system, many choose to take advantage of early in-person voting. In that community, mailing in your ballot is not favored choice, because it doesn’t feel

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  • Reply to

    somebody here ran on the Duke Track team

    by brokeoldjoo May 24, 2016 3:57 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 24, 2016 4:01 PM Flag

    He died of food poisoning in south Boston. He was homeless.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 23, 2016 2:34 PM Flag

    Juanita Broderick is just a grifter trying to get money. She never reported the "rape" and actually told a friend she wanted to have sex with Bill. Bill turned her down.

    You are a gullible, drooling, old man.


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 23, 2016 1:11 PM Flag

    I wonder about Utah. The voters seem to really be disgusted by Trump. Could that disgust be enough to move deeply religious people to embrace Clinton? She is far less disgusting than Trump. I think much of her negativity is due to the smear machine that makes up the Republican propaganda on The Fox News Liars and hate radio.

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  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 23, 2016 12:36 PM Flag

    You're spot on. I am really worried about the far left lunatics not supporting Clinton. They HAVE to make up the difference as they are generally white. Minorities and educated women cannot elect Clinton alone.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Clinton's detractors at Elephant Central to this day still scream about Benghazi being such a colossal disaster, where 4 Americans were killed and somehow, she's personally responsible for their deaths. Yet they utterly dismiss that 60 people were killed during 13 attacks on American embassies and consulates under Bush II.

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  • Nearly two years ago, a federal court struck down Virginia’s congressional maps, finding that state lawmakers engaged in an unconstitutional racial gerrymander when they packed tens of thousands of African-American voters into the already strongly Democratic district represented by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) — thus effectively diluting the impact of black voters in the state. In 2012, the year of the last presidential race, the state’s gerrymandered maps allowed Republicans to capture 8 of the state’s 11 congressional seats, despite the fact that President Obama won the state by 3 points.
    On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal brought by three Republican members of Congress who hoped to maintain the old maps. Though the Court’s decision in Wittman v. Personhuballah expresses no view on the merits of the case, it effectively allows the lower court’s order to stand.
    That’s good news for Democrats, but also probably not earth-shattering news. In January, the lower court drew new maps for the state that corrects the racial gerrymander in Scott’s district by redrawing that district and a few that surround it. The primary impact of these new maps will be felt in the state’s fourth congressional district, currently represented by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA).
    According to Forbes’ attorneys, this district will be “completely transform[ed] from a 48% Democratic district into a safe 60% Democratic district.” So that almost certainly means an additional Democratic member of Congress under the new maps.
    Virginia itself, which has a Democratic governor and a Democratic attorney general, chose not to appeal the lower court’s order, which is why the appeal to the Supreme Court was brought by three members of Congress.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • He is in for a very rough road. Given the binary nature of general elections, Drumpf can no longer count on the kind of huge margins in media coverage he enjoyed when it was 16 Lilliputians trying to overcome the orange-haired Gulliver. For that matter, in Hillary Clinton he will finally face an opponent as well known as he is. He will not be able to run a national campaign that divides and conquers a scattered and regionally dependent opposition. He'll be fighting Clinton one-on-one in the same fixed set of battlefield states. Instead of dealing with an electorate where he can find support all across demographic groups, Trump will be beginning in a deep, deep hole with African-Americans, Latinos, and professional women, with sure support only from groups like non-college-educated conservative white men, which any Republican can and must carry by huge margins.

    At key moments in the campaign like the debates, Trump will no longer be addressing an audience that inherently hates "political correctness" and thus has a high tolerance for borderline racist and sexist rhetoric and insult-comedy. And Clinton and her allies will be able deploy their massive oppo-research files on Trump in a consistent, relentless manner very much unlike the occasional, clumsy, and halfhearted Trump-bashing undertaken by his primary opponents and the mainstream media. After all, it's not like Democrats need to treat him with kid gloves because they'll need to appeal to his core supporters down the road.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • We don't really recognize the changes happening right now. At the end of our lifetime, the changes and the effects will be devastating. For the 12th month in a row, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced record-high global temperatures — marking a yearlong heat streak that scientists say is grim sign of climate change in action.

    April 2016 was the hottest April ever recorded by NOAA since it started tracking global temperatures in 1880, the agency announced Wednesday. This is the 12th consecutive month the agency has identified a monthly global temperature record. That’s the longest such streak NOAA has ever recorded.

    “The April temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.98°F above the 20th century average of 56.7°F,” NOAA announced. “This was the highest for April in the 1880-2016 record, surpassing the previous record set in 2010 by 0.50°F.”

    Those temperatures are staggering, climatologists say.

    “It’s pretty striking,” said Astrid Caldas, a climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists and a Huffington Post contributor. “I’m just in shock. I wish it weren’t so.”

    Caldas noted that she didn’t expect the planet would arrive at this point so quickly.

    “I think most climate scientists are surprised at the speed that it’s happening,” she said. “But at the same time, with emissions peaking again last year... everything was pointing to an increased temperature. It’s the amount by which the records are being broken, not the fact that the record’s being broken, that’s really striking.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Science clears the air.

    by pilodialcyst May 22, 2016 5:44 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 23, 2016 6:47 AM Flag

    Yes. Gender and genitals are completely unrelated.

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  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst May 22, 2016 5:44 PM Flag

    It should seem quite obvious, but it took scientists to finally bring the “mystery” of intense Obama hatred by some in the GOP, ranging from tea party members to Trump supporters, into full relief.

    A new study clears up any lingering doubt that the Republican Party engaged in the tactic of dogwhistle politics in the 2008 presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain. The study, which was published online this month in Public Opinion Quarterly, shows that the McCain campaign’s negative ads about Obama overwhelmingly featured him with a darker skin tone in a subtle attempt to appeal to voters’ racial prejudices.

    According to the study’s authors, 86 percent of the ads featured images of the president with a skin tone that fell into the darkest quartile of the ads they looked at.

    As the Post reports, the closer the election got, the darker Obama’s skin became in McCain’s desperate ads. And while Obama’s skin darkened, McCain’s skin grew lighter and pastier.
    During the 2008 campaign the McCain campaign cynically attempted use digitally darkened images of Obama in order to stir potential bigotry against him and his campaign. Obama obviously overcame this to win that election and become president. But isn’t it somewhat plausible that this and other attempts to demonize the president and his supporterss for their race and ethnicity were actually at the heart of movement against him—such as the tea party, and Donald Trump’s rapid rise to the GOP’s presumptive nominee?

    Many of you will say, “Duh!” But still, it helps to have the science to prove it.

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  • Reply to

    There are approx.145,000,000 Americans over age 40...

    by tpg1 May 19, 2016 9:10 AM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 20, 2016 7:51 AM Flag

    Machine political systems. The Droolers believe that equal opportunity really means that we are all equal and the the dumb people have equal depth of analysis as do intelligent educated people. That is the essence of the Republican con.

    No, stupid people, rubes, Tea-Droolers, home schoolers, and other assorted dumb people do not have an opinion or education or experience to make cogent thought or policy.

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  • Throughout the old Confederacy, suppression is going strong.

    This is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. Republicans are cowards.

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  • Reply to

    Time to THUMP the denierists

    by pilodialcyst May 16, 2016 3:00 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst May 18, 2016 11:03 AM Flag

    Provide one.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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