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Is Matt still carrying water for anti-semite Elon Musk?

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Democrats who sit on a House Committee meeting that is chaired by Gym Jordan should always slip in a mention about how Jordan lost the vote to be Speaker. Repeat it, often, for the good of the country.

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023

Always mention the subpoena he ignored.

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I'd rather they slipped in a mention about failing to report sexual abuse committed on his wrestlers.

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In addition to that the Democrats should remind everyone that he has ignored a Congressional subpoena for over 500 days.

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But Jordan only lost the vote 3 times before the House GQP picked a different candidate! Not like the 14 unsuccessful votes that loser Kevin McCarthy had before finally becoming Squeaker.

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Factual and intellectual dishonesty are the lifeblood of fascist movements. Even though these hearings wont change anything because none of it implicates constitutional free speech, they still serve the critical purpose of further sealing off the truth from their fervent base.

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So the gist of the idiots promoting a wild west of disinformation is that blatant lies and misinformation that is dangerous to the public should not be censored. But then go even further by saying any attempt to expose those lies or inform the public of the dangers of those lies is a violation of free speech rights. So you have the right to lie about me but I should not have the right to dispute or correct your lies on the platform you are using.

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Seems like the Glibertarians behind all of this nonsense that "social media platforms are the town square and therefore free speech should not be censored there" lose sight of the fact that "town squares" like Fox News get to exercise editorial discretion with regard to their content. Wouldn't it be nice then if these Glibertarians would get behind legislation to bring back the "fairness doctrine" that used to require media outlets to offer equal time to opposing views? Nevah Haji Baba.

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Yeah it would be nice if Faux had any ethics whatsoever. On the other hand inappropriate both-siderism is partly to blame for letting PAB get away with just about anything he wants.

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Here's this Ms. Subramanya warning about how the gubmint in Canada took offense at a bunch of assholes who tried to shut the economy down with their trucker strike. Weird shit is happening in Canada. Read about it in Naomi Klein's new book "Doppelganger." She tells about walking the riding in Canada where her husband was running for parliament as an NDPer. She describes encountering too many people who presented themselves as members of what once was the "counter-culture" in BC, who she and her husband's campaign people thought were reliable NDP voters. Instead, they found that those voters had suddenly switched to being inclined to vote for the ultra right wing party known as the "People's Party" who gave as their reason for doing so being tired of the failed promises of the NDP and the Liberal Party. Instead of transitioning from the left to the right by maybe first voting for the Liberals and then the Conservatives, these folk jumped instantly to the Canadian equivalent of Trumpers. Similarly, when a group of truckers attempted to express solidarity with the Indigenous People of Canada when the horrors of the residential school deaths were revealed by holding truckers' strikes, the right wing truckers completely co-opted and shanghaied those protests by even bigger truckers' strikes aimed at the Canadian government's Covid restrictions. Apparently, Ms. Subramanya wants to surreptitiously support those protests with her testimony before Congress. While she may be attempting to justify herself by taking issue with the Canadian government's investigations into the co-opting truckers, she gives those truckers succor with this testimony.

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Wow, Rep. Cammack is really a POS. Ugh.

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Matt Taibbi is the bad reporter in every detective show that thinks he’s above it all, throws away their ethics for a taste of power and eventually gets his comeuppance. And when that happens people will celebrate and these same Republicans that are using him will stop answering their phones.

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He's the Geraldo Rivera of Trent Crimms.

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It's a fine line between the tankie nutosphere and the right wing bubble

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Oh, just fuck all the way off, Bishop.

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NYT -

Musk’s Warning to Advertisers, and Other Summit Highlights

Is that what that temper tantrum horrible business decision was? A warning?

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Yes. Warning advertisers is sure to bring them back.

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Muskrat has given up trying to make Xitter work as a business and is trying to blame the inevitable implosion on the advertisers who don’t love free speech as much as he does.

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The captain is determined not to go down with the ship. And we'll never find out what the advertisers did with his strawberries.

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Or the steel balls.

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023

Rubbed them on their grundles and put them back in the freezer.

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I know! The headline about his unprofessional tantrum is sooo annoying!

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This is the only mention of it in the entire article and they don’t even show the quote. They make Musk sound like he is the victim

“Yes, there was the moment when, using profane language, Musk denounced companies that had suspended advertising on X following his endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory. (He did try to clear the air, saying he hadn’t meant to support bigots. “I’m quite sorry” if he had encouraged them, he said.)

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Absolutely. It is quite something else when you listen to what was actually said.

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It wouldn't be NYT if they didn't weren't normalizing aggregious white male behavior.

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Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue

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On the one hand, we could be keeping the lights on. On the other hand, there are some mean tweets that we need congress to address.

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This is in no small part why I quit drinking. I'd be yelling at the stupid. Now I'm just massively annoyed.

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I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused

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Now the angels want to wear my red shoes

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These motherfuckers sound like sovereign citizens, seriously.

They indignantly assert their rights are being violated, failing entirely to demonstrate any of the associated responsibilities those rights demand.

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So Taibbi has gone full "skinhead" on us?

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