Now that Donald Trump has Won


#1145

Oh Lordy, there are tapes.


#1146

They have at least one conversation between Cohen and “The White House” (as it was termed).

Oh, and Giuliani compared the FBI to “Nazi Stormtroppers” at least twice, because that is of course something you fucking do nowadays if you are under investigation by the FBI.


#1147

NBC just corrected the wiretap story, claiming that it was only a “pen register,” AKA a request for phone call logs, but no listening in on the conversations.


#1149

Dammit, I stupidly allowed a fleeting moment of hope.


#1150

Spoiler alert for the new John Mulaney special
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#1151

I feel like McCain was the best person the Republican party has ran. Ever.


#1152

I watched that yesterday, and the Trump/Horse Loose in Hospital bit is the best Trump material I’ve seen on any standup special since the election.


#1153

Are you familiar with his voting history, that he was one of the Keating Five, etc.?


#1154

I hope you’re limiting yourself to post-Southern Strategy Republicans, otherwise you have some history to brush up on.


#1155

Here are the ads that Russia bought on Facebook to sway the election.


#1156

#1157

I highly recommend reading the Tweets in that article.

EDIT: Here’s the whole Twitter thread. It’s beautiful.


#1158

Well the Missouri Governor is resigning. Hasn’t happened since the civil war.


#1159

Really good


#1160

#1161

Bad news.


#1162

It’s a bit more subtle than that.

The court didn’t rule that the baker could discriminate against the gay couple. Instead, it ruled that since the anti-discrimination commission showed anti-religious bias in making their determination of discrimination, the baker didn’t get a fair hearing and as such, the discrimination case had to be thrown out.

In their decision, however, they said that states do have the right to protect gay couples from discrimination, so long as the process is religiously neutral; i.e. the process can’t show any pro or anti-religion biases.


#1163

It seems that most media outlets aren’t getting the nuances of the Supreme Court’s decision in the cake baker case. In effect, the Supreme Court is basically calling for a “do-over” of the Colorado decision.


#1164

I think it’s a side effect of our current “TL;DR” culture.

SCOTUSblog had a pretty good write-up of it, if I remember correctly, and this was during their liveblogging of the decision. I haven’t seen if they have a more detailed write-up yet.


#1165

Jennifer Rubin, in the Washington Post, has a pretty good summary. But I agree that looking at the “mainstream” articles, the reader would get the impression that the cake baker “won.”