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1:28 AM
Nearly five hours later, Pence, Mulvaney and Kushner are still on the Hill, working behind closed doors. Less than four hours to go until part of the government shuts down.
Wait working with who? I think everyone went home, lol
Yeah the Senate adjourned until noon tomorrow
 
2:06 AM
motion for the sergeant at arms to call the senators back, do I have a second everyone is gone
I accuse you directly. You had sex repeatedly with minor victims provided to you by Jeffrey Epstein. https://twitter.com/alandersh/status/937695541269590016
meanwhile
claude welcome to the resistance
 
2:21 AM
Fuck, there's an active shooter at the mall where my fiancee works
God damn this country
 
2:46 AM
@TimStone Do you know if she's okay?
 
She text me and said she was, the police aren't currently reporting any injuries and it's possible it was fight-related
 
@TimStone weird my head canon thought you were married
@TimStone so your fiancée won, I take it?
 
@TimStone Okay good
 
@GodEmperorDune Yeah that's a long story
 
3:22 AM
After last-minute bargaining, AMR and the Teamsters have reach a tentative deal. I don't have details yet on what's in it. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-emts-reach-tentative-deal-with-employer-averting-strike/
 
3:47 AM
@TimStone At this time they have not identified any victims and do not currently have a suspect. Police seem to believe no shots were fired, some reports indicated the initial message was that there was a fight in which a gun was drawn, so we'll see if that happened and if it may have snowballed from there
 
4:12 AM
@Unionhawk get him tbh
GPU producer Nvidia is the worst performer in the S&P 500 as crypto mining sales disappear https://cointelegraph.com/news/following-crypto-mining-crash-gpu-producer-nvidia-worst-performer-in-sp-500
 
4:23 AM
@TimStone LOL
 
4:57 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Bolton’s hawkish Syria plan backfired, pushing Trump to get out. @attackerman and @KimDozier report: https://trib.al/Y3pavcj
BREAKING: Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell as his frustration has intensified after this week’s interest-rate increase and months of stock-market losses. Advisers close to Trump aren’t convinced he will try to do it, but say he wants to.
It's now illegal for me to work or something, idk, the government doesn't pay for my hours directly so I still don't get how that works
NEAR OVERDOSE: A goose and a gull are recovering after eating prescription pills dumped at Carr Park in Huntington Beach. https://cbsloc.al/2EBSIOU
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That's bad but also hilarious
@TimStone fwiw Trump gave non-exempt workers Monday off and Tuesday is a holiday so hopefully this will impact the minimal number of people, though likely still those who it hurts the most :/
 
@TimStone dat pic
 
It's so good
 
5:13 AM
i dub this bird rekt.jpg
@TimStone uhhhhh has any president had 3 fed chiefs?
chieves?
@TimStone almost like hiring him was a mistake after he ruined things during the bush admin
 
He theoretically cannot just arbitrarily fire him, but 🤷‍♂️
 
@TimStone there is a relevant onion for this but i am lazy to find it
something about the "whose gonna stop me" loophole
@TimStone tfw you are just too high, kyle
 
Indeed, though you could argue Powell could just...keep showing up to work, I guess. It's also not completely clear that everyone would be on board with him tanking the markets to make himself feel better
Everything else that's happened sure because they're all evil, but this is about money so
Ahhh that's what the inset reminded me of
Rep. Adam Schiff: "If the President will deliver on his campaign promise and get Mexico to pay for it, then we may be able to work something out." http://hill.cm/PSapd1V https://t.co/QA9cGJI6D8
Meeeeeeeeeeeh don't even humour him, obviously he can't do that but it would be bad either way
I think he's saying it half-jokingly but Trump is dumb so like
 
5:33 AM
yeah, you can have your monument to racism under no circumstances actually
like Adam is working with an impossible condition here, however
 
I mean it's already kind of insane that they were willing to give him the same budget for the Federal Department of Racists
But that wasn't enough for him 🙄
 
6:03 AM
@TimStone Mr President, if you said Mexico will pay for THE WALL, then why do the GOP or the Dems have to pass funding that include funds for THE WALL
^ you have to yell THE WALL
@TimStone ummmm, that's not how you do economy
like just because it's not raining for farmers you don't fire the head of the Meteorology department
 
6:25 AM
This USAF Gulfstream went jetting off to St. Martin ahead of the impending government shutdown: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25635/this-usaf-gulfstream-went-jetting-off-to-st-martin-ahead-of-the-impending-government-shutdown
 
6:39 AM
> The president has a villa there, though he has been trying to sell it and you can now stay there through Airbnb for around $11,000 a night.
 
A steal, obviously
 
 
6 hours later…
12:44 PM
@GodEmperorDune take the offer quickly before Trump realises that those secret russian documents label Trumperation Trump: How to destroy American with Trump is still under the bed with the porn
 
1:25 PM
I can't believe the government has shut down over this stupid wall
 
2:08 PM
@Wipqozn I can't believe Trump threw a tantrum to make it happen.
The guy's such a big baby.
 
 
2 hours later…
3:53 PM
Lancashire police admit they passed information about disabled people's involvement in anti-fracking protests to the DWP, in an apparent attempt to have their disability benefits removed https://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/police-force-admits-passing-footage-of-disabled-protesters-to-dwp/ via @johnpringdns
coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool
 
 
2 hours later…
6:03 PM
@Unionhawk wtf
1. Days after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis resigns, Brett McGurk, the top diplomat leading the fight against ISIS, turns in his resignation letter, saying he cannot carry out Trump’s policy of withdrawing from Syria. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/22/world/brett-mcgurk-isis-resign.html
 
 
1 hour later…
7:12 PM
@Unionhawk wtf
@TimStone after all the wild shit this admin has done, withdrawing from syria is the red line that trump crossed... wow
 
Well in this case McGurk replaced Allen under Obama and, given his pivotal role in keeping everything together, was likely focused specifically on not making that situation worse
I think it's the having no plan and leaving everyone to fend for themselves #yolo approach that is the ultimate issue here, since people will die
Which like, if you're the person responsible, you might feel guilty about. Unless you lead DHS or something, in which case you just don't bother keeping track of the people you've killed >_>
 
@TimStone or purdue clamping down on food stamps to both waste govt money enforcing it and starve poor people who don't have a job
 
Indeed
But yeah, Mattis is one thing, especially given Yemen, but in McGurk's case I don't fault him for doing what he could until what he was made to do was unconscionable
 
@TimStone i stand corrected on mcgurk then
137 years of #climate anomalies visualized. Wait for it... There is no more time to wait. We must speed action on #climatechange #ActOnClimate #Climate #energy #cdnpoli #bcpoli @JustinTrudeau https://t.co/GD0qSJvKF5
this gif is quite nice
 
7:27 PM
Okay, but! Hear me out. What if, we, tech folks, disrupt global warming by putting huge heat sinks on the arctic ice?
 
@TimStone we already put datacenters in cold climates for that reason lol
 
Ugh, I am sick, this should be illegal
 
@TimStone same, i bet @Wipqozn got us sick
 
Canadians going for the biological warfare. I guess we had it coming
Traveling this holiday season? Kindly adjust your attitude toward TSA agents at the airport. They are working without pay at Christmastime because Fox and Friends taunted the president and he has the emotional maturity of a five-year-old. Please RT Cc: @AFGENational
I mean but also absolish TSA
City of Inglewood to destroy more than 100 police shooting investigation records that could otherwise become public under new state law https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-city-of-inglewood-to-destroy-more-than-1545504782-htmlstory.html
 
@TimStone dammit
 
7:40 PM
Honestly at this point I'm just not entirely sure how "Oh yeah we definitely did something bad you just don't know what" is necessarily better than the alternative
 
8:14 PM
Last night, while America was distracted by a potential government shutdown, the GOP quietly passed a tax bill that gutted the Johnson Amendment, which could give billionaires a tax break for funneling secret money into our elections through charities and churches.
oh shit
 
Yeah, the Senate won't take it up at least so meh
The crisis of illegal activity at our Southern Border is real and will not stop until we build a great Steel Barrier or Wall. Let work begin!
Build the Great Steel Barrier, apparentely
 
Ash
How Childish Masculinity Took Over America - nothing we didn't already know, I don't think, but it lays things out super clearly as to what's happening and why.
 
US Senate adjourns. Next session is Dec. 27. #GovernmentShutdown
@Ash Hmm link is broke now Slate wyd
 
Ash
argh. let me poke it
Try now?
 
Good now, thanks!
 
Ash
8:31 PM
@TimStone Yay!
@TimStone "one said to be the greatest of all time" wtf does that even mean like that's a meaningless made up thing
 
I'm not even sure offhand that any of his sycophants even said that, specifically
 
Ash
Probably not but he thought it so you know it must be true
 
9:03 PM
Sen Graham just told me it will destroy the conservative movement if the President accepts less than $1.6 billion for the wall w/ @benyc
Oh my god that is the most awful collection of tweets @GodEmperorDune
nukes twitter from orbit
 
@TimStone ikr
@TimStone seems like a win win for the dems there
 
9:43 PM
@GodEmperorDune and probably America as a whole
and therefore, the world
 
9:58 PM
BREAKING: The company owned by a foreign country that is challenging a grand jury subpoena in federal court in DC, and lost its challenge at the DC Circuit, has asked the US Supreme Court to step in. The case is under seal, so we have no additional information at this time.
 
10:13 PM
Kansas Supreme Court rules 4-3 that cops can conduct warrantless search of private homes if they say they smell marijuana. Practical difference between this and "...whenever they please" is not clear. https://www.cjonline.com/news/20181208/kansas-supreme-court-decision-in-marijuana-case-hinges-on-lawrence-officers-sense-of-smell
Ah, very normal and cool and necessary
 
10:26 PM
@TimStone is Jeff sessions on that Supreme Court?
 
lol
Gonna have to upgrade the bodycams with smell-o-vision, because that's some bullshit
New from @PressSec — “Due to the shutdown, President Trump will remain in Washington, D.C. and the First Lady will return from Florida so they can spend Christmas together.”
lol he's going to be mad again about missing his party
 
@TimStone maybe he should’ve thought about that before ruining the holidays of federal workers over a goddamn great steel barrier
 
Can you imagine how angry he's going to be when he no longer has the House to churn out this crap for him?
 
10:41 PM
We saw it with the pelosi meeting
New HuffPost/YouGov poll: Trump voters still expect Trump to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it. And they say it's important that he does. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-campaign-promises-border-wall-poll_us_5c1d32e0e4b05c88b6f88159
Eergh
 
lol @ the 4% who believe it's already been built
 
I mean we technically already have a wall, we’ve had one for decades
 
Yeah, I suspect the answer isn't based on that concession though
Remember when Donald Trump convened a commission because he was so concerned about voter fraud? Turns out NC requested the DOJ do something about voter fraud there two years ago — which may have prevented the fraud that occurred #NC09 — and they declined. https://apnews.com/73c059acc31e4047a89cc0d1a8ce8710
 
11:03 PM
@Frank @Wipqozn how are you both surprised by this? doesn't he try to pull this every time a government shutdown, only difference now is that the GOP can also blame the Dems because they control the lower house
 
@TimStone hue
@Memor-X they don't control the lower house until early january
trump is throwing this specific fit about wall funding now because once the dems take over the house in january it is definitely not happening
 
@GodEmperorDune ahhhh, i thought they were in now
 
@Memor-X they've done some orientation type stuff but nope, not yet
 
The US should just borrow the great Wall of China
 
@Wipqozn another wall that did not work as intended
 
11:24 PM
(2/2) especially in light of my major trade negotiations which are ongoing, but I never suggested firing Chairman Jay Powell, nor do I believe I have the right to do so.”
lol under no circumstances do I believe that Trump told him "nor do I believe I have the right to do so"
 
@GodEmperorDune So this comment made me do some googling, and turns out the wall actually was very effective: reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/3ph1a9/…
But not at keeping people out... But turns out that wasn't actually the point of it.
 
11:43 PM
@Wipqozn ah so it was the gondor to rohan signal thing
 
@TimStone no, he actually said "nor do I believe I have the right to do so but who cares because i'm president and i can use an executive order like i always do"
 
@GodEmperorDune Yeah seems like it. Pretty cool.
 
@Wipqozn well TIL
BREAKING: At least 20 people die after tsunami hits coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. http://apne.ws/8eqptH9
 

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