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    There are indeed two worlds depicted on TV yesterday night. One was hosted by a Democrat operative who tossed softball questions to a candidate who had all of them well ahead of time so that he could rehearse his rhetoric. No challenging questions were asked especially about the number one headline across America involving the corruption of the candidate's son. The other world was also hosted by a Democrat operative who threw odd undisclosed questions out to the candidate which were less authentic questions and more statements trying to make an association between him, white supremacists, Qanon, and any other thing cast in a negative light. This operative constantly challenged the candidate and frequently interrupted him not allowing him to fully answer every question. Somehow we were supposed to believe that these debates and town halls were conducted under neutral circumstances but only a fool would believe such a thing. They call it programming for a reason.
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    I see I haven’t missed much in the politics forum.
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    Hey Hip. If you're going to post fake news at least give us some new fake news. This crap is over a year old. Thanks.
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    My biggest mistake. You do know that 'r' and 't' are next to each other on the keyboard? Anyway, watch the next edition of 'Webster's Dictionary'. Speaket Noun 1. A speaker of renowned skills, approaching the oratory ability of the 45th American President, the Aquariam Donald Trump. Etymolgy: Coined by English language icon, Fanback, as a confluence of the words spigot (a colloquial usage inferring 'fount of wisdom') and speaker.
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    A quick guide to Trump’s false claims about Ukraine and the Bidens President Trump has long relied on repetition to spread his falsehoods into the national discourse. As the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine has led to a possible impeachment crisis, he has repeated previously fact-checked claims about former vice president Joe Biden while introducing new ones. We’ve been trying to keep up at The Fact Checker, doling out lots of Pinocchios, but our reports have been scattered over several days. This is one of those complex stories that consume Washington but frequently confuse ordinary Americans. Trump appears to be counting on that confusion to offer a fog of claims and allegations to make it appear as if Biden had done something wrong. So here’s a quick guide to Trump’s statements — and the truth. False: Biden pushed out a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son Trump has falsely claimed that Biden in 2015 pressured the Ukrainian government to fire Viktor Shokin, the top Ukrainian prosecutor, because he was investigating Ukraine’s largest private gas company, Burisma, which had added Biden’s son, Hunter, to its board in 2014. There are two big problems with this claim: One, Shokin was not investigating Burisma or Hunter Biden, and two, Shokin’s ouster was considered a diplomatic victory. Biden was among the many Western officials who pressed for the removal of Shokin because he actually was not investigating the corruption endemic to the country. Indeed, he was not investigating Burisma at the time. In September 2015, then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt publicly criticized Shokin’s office for thwarting a British money-laundering probe into Burisma’s owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. “Shokin was not investigating. He didn’t want to investigate Burisma,” Daria Kaleniuk, of the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Action Center, told The Washington Post in July. “And Shokin was fired not because he wanted to do that investigation, but quite to the contrary, because he failed that investigation.” In a 2018 appearance at the Council on Foreign Relations, Biden bragged about his role in Shokin’s removal, saying he had withheld $1 billion in loan guarantees as leverage to force action. But Biden was carrying out a policy developed at the State Department and coordinated with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. The Ukrainian prosecutor was regarded as a failure, and “Joe Biden’s efforts to oust Shokin were universally praised,” said Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist heavily involved in Eastern European market reforms. Getting rid of Shokin was considered the linchpin of reform efforts, but U.S. officials had a list of changes the government needed to make before it could obtain another loan guarantee. In December 2015, Biden traveled to Kiev and decried the “cancer of corruption” in the country in a speech to the parliament. “The Office of the General Prosecutor desperately needs reform,” he noted. Shokin was removed from office three months later, and Biden announced April 15 that the loan guarantee would go forward; the agreement between the United States and Ukraine was signed June 3. One can certainly raise questions about Hunter Biden’s judgment in joining Burisma’s board at a time his father had a high-profile role in working with Ukraine’s government. But by continuing to claim that Biden “did” something for his son, Trump persists in spreading a false narrative about a diplomatic maneuver hailed at the time as a step toward reducing corruption in Ukraine. False: Hunter Biden made a killing on a China deal At various times Trump has claimed Hunter Biden “made millions of dollars from China” or “walks out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund” after hitching a ride with his father on Air Force Two. But there is no evidence to support those statements. In December 2013, Hunter Biden and one of his daughters flew from Japan to China with Joe Biden on Air Force Two as the vice president embarked on a diplomatic mission. Twelve days after he flew to Beijing, Hunter Biden joined an advisory board of a fund called BHR Partners, which had announced it would try to raise $1.5 billion. The New Yorker magazine reported that during the trip Hunter Biden arranged for his father to shake hands with Jonathan Li, who ran a Chinese private-equity fund and was one of the partners who had formed BHR. But while Joe Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden was only on the board of the advisory firm that did not directly invest, but instead advised those who did. George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, said he only took an equity stake in 2017, after Joe Biden was no longer vice president. Mesires told The Fact Checker that the investment management company “was capitalized from various sources with a total of 30 million RMB [Chinese Renminbi], or about $4.2 million, not $1.5 billion.” Because Biden acquired a 10 percent minority interest, his “capital commitment is approximately $420,000,” Mesires said. “To date, Mr. Biden has not received any return or compensation on account of this investment or his position on the board of directors,” Mesires added. False: Biden lied about talking to his son After the reports on Hunter Biden’s business deals emerged, Joe Biden told reporters: “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.” Trump claimed that this was a lie because “he’s already said he spoke to his son.” But Biden had not. Instead, Trump appeared to be referring to a line in the New Yorker profile: “As Hunter recalled, his father discussed Burisma with him just once: ‘Dad said, “I hope you know what you are doing,” and I said, “I do.” ’” That’s not much of a discussion. In any case, Biden never said he spoke to his son, as Trump claimed he did. False: Democratic senators also threatened Ukraine’s aid Trump claimed that three Democratic senators — Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.) — “implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake and that if they didn’t do the right thing they wouldn’t get any assistance.” He later referred to “senators that threatened him with votes and no money coming into Ukraine if they do things.” Trump suggested this was the “real deal,” unlike allegations that he held up military aid to force the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens. Trump is referring to a letter written in 2018, and it does not say what he claims. The letter, written to the special prosecutor at the time, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressed concern about a New York Times report that Ukraine had stopped cooperating with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to avoid upsetting Trump. The letter does not threaten a loss of aid, though it notes that the Times article said that the freezing of cooperation was motivated by a worry that Trump would cut off aid. (The article was titled: “Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation with Mueller Investigation.”) The letter noted the signers have supported efforts to build Ukraine’s democracy and expressed “disappointment” that some lawmakers in Kiev were trying “to avoid the ire of President Trump.” The senators then ask a series of questions, seeking to clarify whether the Times report was correct and whether the Trump administration had encouraged the government not to cooperate with Mueller. Lutsenko never responded. Since the letter was sent, the three senators have voted for nearly $870 million in additional aid to Ukraine, with Leahy and Durbin (members of the Senate Appropriations Committee) voting in committee on Sept. 26 for an additional $448 million in fiscal 2020, an increase over 2018 and 2019.
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    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images This offseason, the Buffalo Bills doubled down on their front-four and added major pieces through free agency and the draft. Through five weeks, they aren’t getting the returns that they hoped. (Stats are pulled from ProFootballReference.com) Buffalo’s defense is tied for 19th in the NFL, allowing 5.8 yards per play. Beyond that large metric, there are other concerns in net yards per passing attempt (T-19th, 6.7 NYPA) and yards per rushing attempt (T-14th, 4.3 YPA). The most important stat is scoring, where they are 25th in the league, allowing scores on 48% of opposing team’s offensive possessions. So what gives? What’s the problem with the defense this year? Obviously injuries have taken a toll, with Matt Milano, Tre’Davious White, and Tremaine Edmunds all missing games so far. I think the bigger problem is the front four. The Buffalo Bills’ blitz percentage is tied for third-most in the league at 40.6% of defensive plays. For a team that’s built on generating pressure from their front four like Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier want to do, that’s absurd. Even with the blitzing, they aren’t getting home. The Bills are next-to-last in QB hurry percentage, only making the QB throw early or escape the pocket on 4.8% of their pass plays. They have just ten sacks on the year, good for 19th in sacks per game. They are 29th in pressure rate, applying pressure on just 17.9% of the pass plays. So the results aren’t good, but have the Bills done enough to stock the shelves? The defensive line has been their number one focus over the last two years. Their top draft pick in 2020 was a defensive end - A.J. Epenesa - who thus far isn’t ready for a role. He was inactive in Week 1 and played just four snaps this week. Last year’s top draft pick, top-ten pick DT Ed Oliver, started off the season well but hasn’t been able to generate pressure consistently. 2019 7th-round pick Daryl Johnson is still developing on an upward trend but had zero pressures in six defensive snaps against the Titans. One of the more expensive free agent additions in 2020, DT/DE Quinton Jefferson has one sack through five games despite playing 60% of the snaps. (He was never expected to notch sacks, for the record, and his ten tackles have him on pace for a career year.) DT Vernon Butler signed an even bigger deal in 2020 in terms of compensation for the current year but has 1 forced fumble and 7 tackles with zero sacks. (Harrison Phillips is a former third-round pick coming off an ACL tear and is still playing his way back into form. Four tackles in 45% of the snaps.) Meanwhile at defensive end, Mario Addison was supposed to be an upgrade over Shaq Lawson and signed the biggest deal of the offseason. He has two sacks and three pass knockdowns to go with 11 tackles while playing 60% of the snaps. Trent Murphy was an integral part of the plan, but has one sack and nine tackles while playing half the snaps. He’s got the fifth-highest cap hit on the team, just behind Addison. We round it out with Jerry Hughes, the seventh-highest cap hit on the team, who consistently is winning reps. But when you’re the only guy winning reps, teams can account for you. Hughes’s stats aren’t very good, but his win rate is off the chart and Joe Buscaglia clearly had him ranked ahead of everyone else following the Titans’ game. So let’s recap: At defensive end they have Hughes, Murphy, and Addison on big free-agent contracts and spent their top draft pick there but can’t generate a pass rush. At defensive tackle, they have a top-ten draft pick and two big free-agent contracts along with a third-round pick. That is significant investment on the defensive front. At least they’ve turned around the run defense in the last two weeks after questionable results in the first three games. On my podcast, I had a question about whether the Bills could add a free agent or make a trade on the defensive line. They have nine guys in those spots and significant investments littering the position groups. The players are clearly underperforming. These guys are who they wanted, and they have not been good enough. It’s letting opposing QBs pick apart the second level in the passing game and until two weeks ago, was causing problem in the run game, as well. View the full article
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    Toggling between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump taking questions in separate televised town halls nearly killed me. I’ve been dizzy for hours and still can’t spell my name. Each time I close my eyes I see a flashing image of a calm expanse of ocean followed by a flashing image of Pennywise, the murderous clown from Stephen King’s novel “It.” Clicking from one town hall to the other Thursday night felt like being atomized and transported to one reality only to be scrambled up and rocketed through a portal to a reality altogether different. Biden, on ABC, was speaking calmly and intelligently about specific policy issues, from climate change to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, on NBC, was speaking angrily and refusing to denounce bizarre conspiracy theories while showing off his ability to know shockingly little about anything. During the town hall, Mercedes Schlapp, a senior Trump campaign adviser tweeted: “Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood.” Aside from misspelling “Rogers,” she was absolutely — and I’m quite sure unintentionally — correct. Listening to Biden speak with empathy, kindness and understanding was like hearing the calming voice of Mister Rogers, a man beloved by Americans of every political stripe. We’ve had four years of the antithesis of Mr. Rogers and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe in the White House. We’ve had Mr. GRAHHHHHHHHHHHHGERS, the angry overseer of the Land of I-Can’t-Believe-This-Is-Happening. Guests at Wunder Garten Beer Garden watch as President Donald Trump speaks during a town hall on Oct. 15, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Guests at Wunder Garten Beer Garden watch as President Donald Trump speaks during a town hall on Oct. 15, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images) On ABC, Biden spoke of decency and bringing Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, together. He even complimented Trump on brokering bilateral agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. On NBC, Trump defended a tweet he shared on his Twitter account that alleged Osama bin Laden’s killing was staged and that members of Navy SEAL Team 6 had been killed to cover it up. “That was an opinion of somebody and that was a retweet,” Trump said. “I’ll put it out there. People can decide for themselves.” On ABC, Biden was asked about protecting the rights of LGBT people and answered by sharing a story from his childhood. He saw two men kissing for the first time, turned to his dad and his dad said: “Joey, it’s simple. They love each other.” On NBC, Trump was asked by moderator Savannah Guthrie if he would denounce the QAnon conspiracy theory, an outlandish pile of dangerous nonsense that revolves around a staggeringly baseless belief that Democrats are involved in a satanic pedophile ring. Trump claimed to not know much about QAnon, though he has repeatedly shared tweets from Twitter users who support the conspiracy: “What I do hear about it is they are very strongly against pedophilia and I agree with that. I mean I do agree with that.” Guthrie asked: “But there’s not a satanic pedophile cult …” Trump responded: “I don’t know that.” It was then that my soul briefly left my body. I think it needed to scream into the void. I clicked to Biden and he was talking about the importance of wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. I clicked back to Trump and he was wildly misrepresenting a study he clearly hadn’t read and saying — insanely and absolutely incorrectly— that 85% of people who wear masks get coronavirus. At one point I returned to Biden’s town hall and wondered why my stomach had stopped shooting acid into my throat and my brain didn’t feel like it was about to explode and send my eyeballs flying across the room. Back to Trump and he was trashing Obamacare while promising a health care plan he couldn’t articulate — because it doesn’t exist — and claiming state coronavirus restrictions are a conspiracy against him. It was like jumping from a rerun of PBS’ soothing Bob Ross show “The Joy of Painting” to a scene of a hyena devouring a wildebeest on Animal Planet. These were not two candidates with different views on governing. These were two candidates who exist in entirely different realms, one tethered tightly to a world most Americans can see and relate to and the other spinning violently away to a dark and noise-filled world of self pity and paranoia. That might explain why the first Trump-Biden debate was such an explosive debacle. These two worlds can’t intersect. Those who prefer the delirium of Trump’s world surely viewed Biden as boring, but holy Moses, let me tell you, there are those of us who think boring sounds beautiful. Hearing a serious person say serious things without yelling or disparaging others is a welcome respite from four years of unending dingbattery. (It has been so bad I had to make up a word to describe it.) I doubt the two town halls changed the minds of many voters. Bouncing back and forth between the events changed my mind only in the sense that it may now be permanently altered. The cognitive dissonance of all-caps TRUMP vs. regular Biden bruised my thinking meat, breaking down synapses then building them back again, simultaneously embedding nightmares and infusing an unfamiliar sense of serenity. It nearly killed me. But it was worth it to get a fleeting reminder of what normal looks like. https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-biden-town-hall-qanon-rogers-calm-election-polls-huppke-20201016-3oke7rhwhbdrfcshgbnpqmimbe-story.html your furors gonna looooo oo oo oo oooooose do they have wifi in the sewers? i dont want you guys to stop posting just bc you slithered back where you came from
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    I hate just AFTER a player gets paid...........
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    In the pantheon of Republican pseudo-scandals, “unmasking” has always been one of the dumbest. National security officials routinely ask the intelligence community to “unmask” names that have been redacted in raw reports so they can get a better idea of who’s doing what to whom, and the Obama administration did this just like every other administration. Republicans, however, have insisted for years that Susan Rice and others used unmasking requests as cover for a campaign against Michael Flynn, and naturally they demanded an investigation. Just as naturally, Bill Barr gave them what they wanted. Sadly for Republicans, the investigation turned up nothing. That’s not surprising, and neither is this: The investigation basically exonerated the Obama team and probably would have hurt Donald Trump’s reelection, so Barr decided to keep it under wraps. This is how the Justice Department works these days: it’s a PR shop for Donald Trump, not an independent agency serving the best interests of the American public. Hopefully that will change in a few months.
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    Boy that is a terrible article you posted. Anyone can see what happened at those town halls. They were widely criticized by even some of the outlets that usually don't say a word...it was that bad. One thing it does do though is give people more of an idea of just how biased and out to get Trump while protecting Biden the media really is. I personally think they are unintentionally red pilling Americans, so I'm good with it. Plus I actually think Trump handled her about as well as anyone could. That article is pure garbage. I feel sorry for anyone that read it in it's entirety.
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    Maybe it is coaching. How do they get worse?
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    He got paid so now it's time to pay the piper. So far his season has been blah...
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    I'm laughing my ass off and can't believe HipCunt cited that Washington comPost article which clearly hasn't aged well because it's all true. Kudos for quoting him. Now I wonder if they'll issue a retraction on it since we have the receipts AND the laptop!
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    👍 and btw, frawky, the ONLY reason you’re on this rinky-dink message board, is your shtick wouldn’t fly on any other moderated board. You’d be shit-canned in 2 days. You like this site because anything goes.
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    thats another thing dems have to do if they get total control for a term, codify some of these abuses so that they cant happen again our system of checks and balances is falling apart. the future of america is literally at stake. somebody has to try to restore what we have lost, and it sure as fuck aint gonna be republicans - they created most of chicanery
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    I think you're the one who is upset, Hip. And I'm not concerned about the laptop. I'll just sit back and let that play out. There's nothing I can do about it.
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    How much we gonna bet on this one? Maybe I can get some of my taxpayer money back
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    It's all fake, just like Anthony Weiner, right?
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    Colts reopening. False positives.
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    Yeldon doesn't dance around in the backfield. They need more of that quick hole hitting.
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    MAGAT tears are the best tears! Their boy was left to whine and cry about conspiracy theories while ByeDon is cruising along..... Poll: Biden Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Trump BTW, that nodding lady was hand picked to sit there, she ran for office unsuccessfully in 2018..... so she's a public figure. can't be doxed if you are a politician! Let's keep the MAGAT tears flowing!
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    Yep. It was just a typical Joe30330 town hall. Joe30330 cruised through the show with safe, softball Q&A.
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    The word is getting out. The cover-up just makes it even more newsworthy. Spread the word by any means available.
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    Wrestling obviously has fans. I like sports, the aesthetics of sports. I've obviously been around it my whole life as a fan. I'm a grown man who still likes baseball caps and trading cards and older Madden games. I love football helmet and sports uniforms history. Sports is another entertainment, like movies and music, hobbies. My friendship base is sports fans. It's Americana. Doesn't mean I can't see through the facade ..since about 6 years ago. I'm pissed about Redskins history changing. Been seperating all my Redskins cards from my junk wax collection to keep extra special
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    well its only 1 game but so far so good....why not now kick those tires some more? What else we got to lose.....we got nothing going on back there right now anyways imo......
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    He did rip off that one long run to boost the average. He was money though on short yardage 3rd downs and got open for that TD. If McD is true to his word, he rewards strong play. I would expect to see him share more snaps.
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    This isn’t even close. It was just a bad string of events...sometimes it’s not your night. I mentioned in another thread about the field position. It was a joke. Also, we had key injuries. On top of all that, you were facing a good team with extra rest and all those coaches weren’t doing nothing while they couldn’t get in the building. Plus that whole team was fired the F up. We got whooped but it wasn’t the worst imo. Saints at home was way worse. Same with Chargers game. The Pats got roasted by KC at least once in a year where they won like 13 games and the super bowl. We will know all we need to know in the next 3 weeks. The Chiefs game is going to be near impossible to win. KC is next level and I don’t think we are. But we should beat the Jets and then it’s 5-2 Bills vs Patriots...that’s the must win for the 2020 Bills in my opinion.
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    You are the kind of person that needs to be hit in the face with a bat
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    Unbelievable that you're not an NFL player or at least a coach. You know so much.
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    It's much worse than pathetic...it's election interference, and it's criminal. It also goes along with the Democratic platform where they plan on controlling everything and removing your rights. You will only get the info they decide to give you, they will take your guns, they will decide when to protect you or not...and that's likely the start. We have already proven to control easily with Covid because the lockdowns and mask mandates were widely accepted and abided by even though more and more it's being exposed as ineffective/harmful. It's more important than ever for Americans to stand up and stop acting like puppets and sheep.
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    THAT could not be any more true. Everyone knows it, whether they'll admit it or not. Hypocrisy Lives!
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    If this was Don Jr., every mother fucker who hates Trump would be vomiting at the mouth to destroy them 24/7. Not letting this story out just to protect one party is beyond pathetic.
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    -slaps the podium -jerks his shoulder -head lurches back -slurs & can't produce syllables 2&3 of "Iowa". Nothing to see here, right?
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    fuck you bro LOL this was so damn accurate
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    Trump isn't disabling a major Newspaper's Twitter account. It's not like they're lying about Joe30330.
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    God you guys are such pussies... One bad game and all of a sudden the season is over.
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    Twitter, etc. are DEFINITELY covering for their puppet Dementia-Joe Biden. MORE than OBVIOUS.
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    Lots of journalists and politicians going after Twitter and FB on this one. This should bother every American, and it should also tell you that they are engaged in affecting the election which is a crime BTW
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    Sean is a jackass and the biggest chicken little I've ever seen in a Bills fan. Embarrassing
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    jerry had a very poor game, lost contain on several plays, he needs to he benched
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    Wrong Article III authorizes one Supreme Court, but does not set the number of justices that must be appointed to it. Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 refers to a Chief Justice (who shall preside over the impeachment trial of the President of the United States). Since 1869 the number of justices has been fixed at nine (by the Judiciary Act of 1869): one chief justice, and eight associate justices.
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    @Thebowflexbody WHat's the matter douchey?? The truth got your little tummy upset?
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