Monday, February 06, 2017

GOP consultant: "The days of pretending that this isn't serious are over."

Well that is all good advice.

And not surprising that it is coming from a Republican either.

From what I hear there are a whole lot more of these Republicans who are simply over Donald Trump and trying to either find some way to make distance between them, dig a moat around their party so that his shit does not splatter on them, or actively thinking about ways to remove him from office before he leaves a smoking black hole where the country used to be.

I used to dismiss any idea of Trump being impeached as an impossibility. 

I am no longer doing that.


  1. This is powerful!

  2. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Thanks for your sane voice, Gryph.
    To think we're only in week three....

  3. Anonymous6:41 AM

    Is This Watergate?

    President Trump’s showdown with the federal judiciary feels awfully familiar.
    Quite early in the Trump presidency, people asked me, Is this like Watergate? The question came mainly from people who weren’t around at the time. My answer was either, No or Not yet.

    Well, the situation just changed, and moved significantly toward what was at the heart of Watergate. Donald Trump’s immediate reaction to the ruling Friday night by a federal judge in Washington state ordering a hold on his immigration plan might have been the prelude to a constitutional collision between the president and the judiciary. It was just such a showdown that led to the end of Richard Nixon’s presidency.......

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

  4. Yes, it needs to be Republicans who remove him. If it's Democrats, the Republicans will hide behind that forever.

    1. Anonymous7:44 AM

      The republicns who support tRump should be taken out at the next election. Ryan, McConnell and others need to be called out as traitors, if they go along with this monster. They certainly do not have this country's safety in mind.

    2. Anonymous8:11 AM

      I second that, @7:44. Toss in any Democrats who go along with drumpf or vote in favor of any of his nominees, and it's a deal.

  5. This entire charade was a coup calculated to install Governor Pence in the White House all along, although the calculations were largely reactive and even unconscious; the entire #FaustGOP is treasonous now, in fact, and the republic is in any event dead. #NotMySuicide and my president is Secretary Powell.

    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      TNL: Agree 100%!

    2. Anonymous11:30 AM

      Their problem is the deplorable demographic, i.e., the racist, sexist, small-minded bigots who are in hog heaven to have a fellow deplorable in the White House. They do not want a more-or-less sane GOP Prez -- look how resoundingly they rejected Kasich -- they want their savior, Dirty Donny. If the deplorable demographic turns on the GOP, there won't be enough GOP voters left to elect a dog catcher.

    3. Anonymous3:57 PM

      Bounce Donny little HAnds out on his a$$...Install Penis...Ask forgiveness...Praise Jeebus...We'll still be getting f*cked even harder with the bible thumpers 100% in control!

  6. Anonymous6:53 AM

    I am beginning to wonder if trump is stupid enough to think his tweets don’t matter because he isn’t using the POTUS account?

    He is still using his private account and thinks they can’t be used in a court of law against him.

    1. Anonymous9:41 AM

      His whole admin is using a private email server. Just like Hillary...

  7. Anonymous6:55 AM

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 41m41 minutes ago

    --POTUS says bad polls are "behind us" now because he's "taken care of it." Seems to be referring to his tweets from this morning.

    Bright and early Monday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to express his frustration with polling numbers on his policies. He specifically compared “any negative polling” to the CNN, ABC and NBC election polls and labeled them all “fake news.”

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 39m39 minutes ago

    --Cautious optimism in office today, hoping that Bannon and Stephen Miller might be leashed after all. But then Bannon had to open his mouth.

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 37m37 minutes ago

    --At least Miller possibly on the chopping block. Some feel guilty for hoping, others content with believing it needs to happen.

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 35m35 minutes ago

    --Priebus is reemerging, but #UnholyTrinity seems to have experienced fractures. Pence thinks that sticking w/ POTUS may be only option.

    Rogue POTUS Staff ‏@RoguePOTUSStaff 14m14 minutes ago

    --To be clear, Miller isn't in hot water for botched EO rollout. He's in trouble for making POTUS look bad.

  8. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Finally!! The Republicans are getting some balls! I've been saying the asshole should be impeached forever (it seems) and it's only been since he took his oath of office for potus! To which I've also said that he'd never represent me! Never, ever!

    I want him gone forever!!!! He's pure scum upon our earth and country!

  9. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Donald Trump Turns on TV Then Rants That ‘Fake News’ Lies About Negative Polls

    CNN had just reported on Donald Trump's new low approval numbers when presto! He tweeted that "negative polls are fake news"

    Stung by Steve Bannon Rumors, Donald Trump Claims ‘I Call My Own Shots’

    "I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!"

  10. Anonymous7:14 AM

    Sorry donnie, I didn’t read it isn’t a defense even on TV court.

    Bannon and Ryan are becoming good buddies, what are they plotting besides tax cuts for the rich?

    Dangerous incompetence: Trump did not know the EO he signed put Bannon on National Security Council

    ....But for the moment, Mr. Bannon remains the president’s dominant adviser, despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban.

    Emphasis added. Donald Trump signed an executive order removing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the National Intelligence Director from the principals committee of the National Security Staff and added Steve Bannon, the former editor of Brietbart, in an executive order he never even read. He apparently did not know the details until the media began to cover it. Friends, that is dereliction of duty.

    The NYT also noted how cozy House Speaker Paul Ryan and Steve Bannon have become:

    Mr. Bannon, whose website, Breitbart, was a magnet for white nationalists and xenophobic speech, has also tried to reassure official Washington. He has been careful to build bridges with the Republican establishment, especially Mr. Ryan — whom he once described as “the enemy” and vowed to force out. He now talks regularly with Mr. Ryan to coordinate strategy or plot their planned overhaul of the tax code.

    And now we have confirmation that House Speaker Paul Ryan is capable of putting up with misogyny, racism, bigotry, xenophobia, the whole kit and kaboodle. As long as the end game is tax cuts for the wealthy, what’s a little racism and xenophobia between friends?

    1. Anonymous8:28 AM

      Ryan is making a YUuugggeeee mistake backing Bannon. Bannon will be gone soon enough, he has already pissed Trump off and you do NOT put that baby in the corner and get away with it.

  11. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Donald Trump is pissed that Steve Bannon tricked him into National Security Council addition

    It now appears that the honeymoon between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon may already be officially over. As various top White House staffers continue to leak embarrassing insider details to newspapers, it’s provided a near-daily glimpse into how the chaotic Trump administration is playing out. The latest: Trump wasn’t briefed on what he was signing when he signed off on the executive order adding Bannon to the National Security Council – and now he’s pissed at Bannon.

    Uber changes sides and joins the Resistance by taking legal action against Donald Trump

    It turns out car transport service Uber has done a full one-eighty when it comes to Donald Trump. The company had been facing boycotts and protests due the willingness of its CEO Travis Kalanick to associate with Trump politically. Kalanick recently quit the Trump advisory council. And now the Uber CEO is taking things further, joining Twitter and Netflix among other tech companies in taking joint legal action against Trump.

    1. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Did it ever occur to tRump how easily he can be fooled? He could have signed a declaration of war against anyone, while putting President Bannon on that council. What a dumb, ignorant ass.

    2. Anonymous7:55 AM

      and now he’s pissed at Bannon
      But is he going to keep him on the NSC?

    3. Anonymous8:00 AM

      drumpf CAN NOT READ. 200words are HIS ENTIRE vocabulary capability. No more then 4-5 letters each.

    4. Anonymous8:31 AM

      You don't piss off Money. Money has a way of screwing you royally six ways to Sunday if you do so. Trump and his crew have officially pissed off Money.
      Money knows that the color of the person who spend money does not matter. The fewer people, the less money is spent and that pisses Money off BIG TIME. Trump is fucking up Money's world and that cannot stand. Look for a lot more commercials featuring subtle political themes, more push back from corporations, and more editorials stating so.

    5. Anonymous8:42 AM

  12. Anonymous7:26 AM

    The Royal Jordanian airline is celebrating Donald Trump’s recent humiliation in style. Since a federal judge recently lifted The Donald’s travel ban, Royal Jordanian wants to make sure as many people visit the United States as possible.

    “Royal Jordanian received new instructions from the US Customs and Border Protection to temporarily halt ban on travel of seven previously-barred nationals to enter the USA. The countries are: Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran and Somalia,” the airline said on its website, noting that as always, travelers need a valid visa or Green Card.

    To celebrate Trump’s despair, Royal Jordanian is slashing prices while the ban is lifted. On Sunday, they tweeted an ad featuring the word “Ban” with the “a” converted to an “o” and the word “Voyage” written in. “Fly to the US with RJ now that you’re allowed to,” it reads, with heavily slashed prices to Chicago, Detroit, and Trump’s home state of New York.

  13. Anonymous7:30 AM


  14. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Paul Ryan and his goofy face need to GO too!!! He needs to be campaigned AGAINST in mass form when he comes up for reelection in his home state. We ALL need to campaign against the jerk!

    1. Anonymous7:52 AM

      There were two protest marches in his hometown of Janesville Wis. this weekend. People are FINALLY seeing him for what he is. Get rid of the gerrymandered districts, and he would be out of a job.

    2. Anonymous8:05 AM

      Ryan looks like that sister wife,Robin Brown. Some people are saying, a lot of people in fact, that they are in fact the same person. have you ever seen them in the same room together?
      -The Donald

    3. Anonymous9:15 AM

      Rtan really should remember to put his teeth in before he has press conferences.

    4. Anonymous9:15 AM


  15. Anonymous7:36 AM

    HA HA , sorry donnie, it’s Obama’s fault isn’t going to cut it any longer. In fact a lot of the info on those calls came from the foreign leaders or are you mad at SNL again.

    Of course he calls them positive calls, he bullied them and that is a positive for him.

    Trump Accuses 'Obama People' Of Leaking Details Of His Calls With Leaders

    President Donald Trump accused "Obama people" of leaking less-than-favorable details about his tense phone calls with Australian and Mexican leaders, calling the leakers "disgraceful" in an interview with Fox News published Monday.

    Trump accused holdovers from former President Barack Obama's administration of sharing the information with reporters, telling Fox's Judith Miller that he is working hard to replace them with his own picks.

    “It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump told Miller. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country."

    Trump did not indicate why he believed the leaks came from Obama administration holdovers.

    The President denied reports about the calls, telling Miller that the tone was mischaracterized and that in fact he had "positive" calls with foreign leaders.

    1. Anonymous7:46 AM


    2. Anonymous8:03 AM

      Judith Miller? Why would anyone give her the time of day?
      Isn't she still on the GOP payroll, too?

      The public does generally have a short memory, just not That short. Trot Miller out in a decade or two and it just may work, then.

    3. Anonymous10:48 AM

      Keep whining and crying Trump! Especially when it involves President Obama! You will never be believed over him and will never measure up to his abilities!

      I suggest you resign before your are formally impeached, because the process is gaining speed with your soon being banished from D.C. forever!

      The majority of the country can hardly wait!

  16. Anonymous7:36 AM

    ‘President Bannon is going to be mad’: The Internet mocks Trump for insisting he’s the boss

    The internet treated Trump’s tweet with scorn and derision, as some Twitter users saw it as a sign of deep insecurity — or as one person put it, Trump looks “rattled and flailing.”

    Check out some of the best reactions to Trump’s tweet below.

    Russia demands apology from Fox News after Bill O’Reilly calls Putin a ‘killer’

    ...However, O’Reilly’s comments did not go down well with the Russian government, who demanded apology from Fox News.

    “We believe these words on the part of the Fox News reporter are unacceptable, offensive. To be honest, of course, we would prefer to get apologies addressed to the [Russian] president from such a respected broadcaster,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    1. Anonymous8:23 AM

      Maybe Hair Drumpf will apologize for him???

    2. Anonymous10:44 AM

      As though Bill O'Reilly will EVER apologize to the 'killer' of Russia! He shouldn't and has no need to when speaking truthfully of the KGB agent from Russia - called Putin!

  17. Anonymous7:44 AM

    CNN considers permanent ban for Kellyanne Conway over ‘serious questions’ about credibility: report

    According to the New York Times, CNN executives have “serious questions” about Conway’s credibility, as she has consistently pushed what she herself has called “alternative facts,” such as the nonexistent “Bowling Green massacre” that was roundly mocked last week.

    The Massacre That Wasn’t, and a Turning Point for ‘Fake News’

    1. Anonymous10:42 AM

      All media - TV and cable - need to cease having the dyed blond on their shows. She lowers their ratings substantially and comes across as a white, elder, unattractive, lying bitch.

      CNN should have already learned their lesson when it came to showing her incessant talking over the hosts! Boring!!!!

      Keep her off the airwaves forever! She's just as ugly and abusive to the country as is Trump!

    2. Anonymous11:43 AM

      Bubble headed bleach blonde...

  18. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Republicans are inventing delusional lies about ‘paid’ protests erupting across the US — and it will backfire

    ...A reasonable Republican surveying all this might be convinced of the need to proceed with caution on a number of political fronts, like dismantling the Affordable Care Act, reproductive rights or immigration. Tea Party Congressman David Brat isn’t going that route. He’s dismissing it all as a liberal conspiracy.

    During an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch Monday, Brat was asked about the voter backlash in his district against repealing the Affordable Care Act. He said, “There’s paid protestors, paid activists on the far left…They’re being paid to go around and raise havoc.”

    This is far from a fringe view. It is an article of faith among many Republicans and conservative commentators that those speaking out against elements of Trump’s agenda are not concerned constituents but outside agitators with dubious funding sources. On Monday, Trump lapdog Sean Hannity asked on Twitter, “Who is bankrolling the protests taking place at airports across the country?”

    1. Anonymous8:20 AM

      Don't you think that their insistence that these protesters are being paid is clear evidence that they pay their protesters? To them, that must be the only way to get people out to protest -- money is thrown at them. Sad. Scary.

    2. Anonymous8:34 AM

      That's because they had to pay people to go to Trump rallies so of course they accuse everyone else of doing it. Prorjection much?

    3. Anonymous9:19 AM

      Let them keep thinking this, then at the next election the TRUTH will slap them in the face.

    4. Anonymous9:43 AM

      @8:20 BINGO!

      THEN THIS>

  19. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Gosh what a surprise, trump found another liar! Odd response from Edel.

    KellyAnn told reporters, just because they didn’t see him, doesn’t mean he wasn’t there. He could have been wearing his invisible cloak at the time.
    Trump’s Supreme Court pick touted volunteer work at Harvard — but ex-students don’t remember him

    .... but the Wall Street Journal reported “roughly three dozen students who participated in the two programs while Mr. Gorsuch was at Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991 said they have no recollection of his involvement.”

    The White House did provide the Wall Street Journal with the name of one Harvard Law School graduate who said would corroborate the involvement, however. New York County prosecutor Chris Edel said he attended a few weeks of a training that the Defenders program did along with Gorsuch in either 1990 or 1991. The two lived together while in school and were members of a social club called the Lincoln’s Inn Society.

    “What I am prepared to do is corroborate that Neil Gorsuch was in the Harvard Defenders,” Edel told WSJ. “I have a specific recollection of talking to him about one case, but I don’t want to go into the details…I’d like to leave it there.” ....

  20. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Hello Joe and Meek Mika or HRC?
    "the world must assume that President Donald Trump believes that it’s acceptable to assassinate or imprison journalists and political rivals."

    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Bingo!!!!! My exact thought. It is OK because he is going to start doing that soon. Why didn't Bill O ask him that?

    2. Anonymous10:37 AM

      Joe 'what's his face' is a first class idiot in the fact he has supported and promoted Trump! He's losing face now and will not take it well! Just watch him lie and dodge things he's already said!

      Turn him off folks - lower his ratings even more! The blond tries to speak up to him and counter him, but he treats women like scum - to include his actual partner in hosting - he's no different than Trump!

  21. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Washington’s attorney general slams Trump: ‘He’s a bully and he can’t take defeat like a man’

  22. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Trump’s Supreme Court pick touted volunteer work at Harvard — but ex-students don’t remember him

    Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch claimed that he volunteered for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Harvard Defenders, but fellow students don’t remember it that way.

    During Trump’s nomination speech, he explained that Gorsuch had “demonstrated a commitment to helping the less fortunate,” but the Wall Street Journal reported “roughly three dozen students who participated in the two programs while Mr. Gorsuch was at Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991 said they have no recollection of his involvement.”

    There were two people who oversaw students doing the work for these organizations during this period. Both said they had no memory of Judge Gorsuch’s involvement. Another declined to answer when asked and classmates and friends admit that they have no recollection of him even discussing the program.

    The White House did provide the Wall Street Journal with the name of one Harvard Law School graduate who said would corroborate the involvement, however. New York County prosecutor Chris Edel said he attended a few weeks of a training that the Defenders program did along with Gorsuch in either 1990 or 1991. The two lived together while in school and were members of a social club called the Lincoln’s Inn Society.

    “What I am prepared to do is corroborate that Neil Gorsuch was in the Harvard Defenders,” Edel told WSJ. “I have a specific recollection of talking to him about one case, but I don’t want to go into the details…I’d like to leave it there.”

    Edel also mentioned another classmate, David E. Nahmias, but when contacted he couldn’t confirm that Gorsuch was involved either.

    A 2006 Senate questionnaire for judicial appointees revealed Gorsuch answered an inquiry about “serving the disadvantaged” with a claim he did pro bono work beginning in law school. He claimed he helped Massachusetts inmates “with respect to, among other things, hearings on disciplinary actions taken against them” and represented “defendants in criminal proceedings in Massachusetts state courts.”

    The questionnaire then asked for specific instances of the amount of time devoted to each,” but Gorsuch did not answer.

    1. Anonymous8:36 AM

      What did Edel get for lying?

  23. Anonymous8:02 AM

    At some point, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said, the world must assume that President Donald Trump believes that it’s acceptable to assassinate or imprison journalists and political rivals.

    The “Morning Joe” host said Trump’s repeated refusal to condemn Vladimir Putin’s brutal actions toward his critics and rivals must be considered approval.

    “If Donald Trump keeps being asked to criticize Vladimir Putin for assassinating journalists, and Donald Trump refuses to criticize Vladimir Putin for assassinating journalists, and say, well, we do it, too, in a sense, does that suggest that he thinks that it’s OK to assassinate journalists?” Scarborough said. “Does that suggest that it’s OK to jail political opponents, to assassinate political opponents?”

    1. Anonymous8:45 AM

      I thought Morning Joe was one of little donnie’s favorite TV shows !!!

    2. Anonymous9:22 AM

      This is a smokescreen. Joe Schmoe thinks if he puts this out, he and his girlfriend, Mika, will be saved from execution!! Hey, maybe tRump was responsible for the dead intern in Joe's office??

  24. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Trump Is Attacking Any Institution That Challenges Him

    The 'so-called' president has displayed a willingness to go after the press, the intelligence community, and now even the judiciary.

    From the many disturbing aspects of Donald Trump's controversial and dizzying first two weeks as President, a theme is emerging that, in the long run, may prove more dangerous than any individual policy: his unprecedented assault on institutions that could delay or derail his radical agenda.

    1. Anonymous8:37 AM

      More and more people and institutions are going to be pushing back and Trump will dissolve into a pile of goo.

    2. Anonymous9:23 AM

      looks like that process has started. He looks like GOO from the neck up.

    3. Anonymous12:40 PM

      Like Melissa's poo, lol.

  25. Anonymous8:24 AM

    "Trump is smart: He’s attacking institutions that have public trust issues, and he gets a double whammy by hitting media polling."Don’t let Trump get away with labeling anything he doesn’t like “FAKE.”

  26. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Poor kellyanne, she lies so much she can’t even keep track of it anymore.

    Conway Cited Non-Existent 'Bowling Green Massacre' More Than Once

    .... Though Cosmopolitan never used the senior White House adviser’s claims in two published stories, the magazine reported Monday, Conway referenced a “Bowling Green massacre” over the phone with a Cosmopolitan journalist days before being called on the same error in a television interview.......

    .... Conway also told Cosmopolitan that former President Barack Obama had temporarily banned Iraqi refugees. (In fact, Obama merely slowed the process of vetting refugees, but never halted or “banned” it.)

    "He did, it’s a fact," Conway said on Sunday, Jan. 29, as quoted by Cosmopolitan. "Why did he do that? He did that for exactly the same reasons. He did that because two Iraqi nationals came to this country, joined ISIS, traveled back to the Middle East to get trained and refine their terrorism skills, and come back here, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre of taking innocent soldiers' lives away."

    1. Anonymous12:39 PM

      Well, if law enforcement would do law enforcement on bundy's, trayvon's killer, other countless real bad hombres maybe some would not think, "I could get away with it" mentality. Or think "punishment won't be so bad".
      Idk, it is all illogical, so my post may be all illogical as well.

  27. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Joy Behar: ‘Dictator’ Trump can’t stand SNL making fun of him — a sign of his poor mental health

    ....Behar said that she found it disturbing that Trump doesn’t seem to have a sense of humor about himself, as he regularly lashes out at comedy shows that make fun of him.

    “Having a sense of humor about yourself is a sign of mental health,” she said. “And I don’t see this guy laughing. I’ve never seen him laugh. He smiles, now and then, when he says something he thinks is great, but he doesn’t laugh, and I find that bizarre.”

    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      I love watching "The View" every weekday with Whoopi and Joy. Both have great humor but are always spot on w/their commentary.

      Remember how they kept saying "The View" would go off the air? They've been on over twenty years now and have an outstanding viewership.

      Joy is a hoot and maintains a sense of humor no matter what is going on w/the 'asshole' Donald!

  28. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Interesting that Spicer uses the word “SAD”, something that donnie does all the time.

    Doesn’t anyone in the WH have a thesaurus or are they all working at a 4th grade level?

    Spicer: Judge who blocked Trump's travel ban went 'rogue'.

    .... And it’s somewhat sad to see a judge go rogue like this.”....

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  30. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Oh I would like to see pence's logic on "I think 'they' all find it very refreshing". What leadership? Pence the other idiot.

  31. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Never Forget!
    "AP was only able to retain its ACCESS by entering into a mutually beneficial two-way cooperation with the
    Nazi Regime"

  32. Anonymous10:44 AM

    OT: 24 Hours

  33. Anonymous11:01 AM

    picks with little tiny Viagra junkie dicks & hag vajajays>$$$$

  34. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Oh I would like to see pence's logic on "I think 'they' all find it very refreshing". What leadership? Pence the other idiot.

  35. Anonymous12:42 AM

    The clown car is back firing heading towards the cliff. The world is watching the show in disgust. The USA republican party is bad history and over. Nasty dirty liars never win

  36. George Takei tweeted a strategy he calls the DeVos compact or something like that.

    You contact your Congresspeople and tell them if they vote for DeVos, you will donate money to their opponent in the next election and you will vote for whoever their opponent is.

    This is what we need to do for every Cabinet vote, every bill, every executive order, everything.

    Let them know you're taking names. You've got a little list and there will be consequences if they go against the will of the people. When the majority of the calls are against their planned votes and positions, they'll learn to be more afraid of the PEOPLE than they will of the GOP.

    But it only works if we follow through and get out the vote in 2018 and show them we mean business and if they cross us, they are OUT.


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