Breitbart Staffers Tell Buzzfeed Donald Trump Is Paying for Favorable Coverage

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The far-right propagandists at Breitbart “news” are denying it, of course, but BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins is reporting that he has sources inside the Breitbart fever swamp telling him Donald Trump is paying them for their non-stop glowing coverage of the rude, crude billionaire.

According to four sources with knowledge of the situation, editors and writers at the outlet have privately complained since at least last year that the company’s top management was allowing Trump to turn Breitbart into his own fan website — using it to hype his political prospects and attack his enemies. One current editor called the water-carrying “despicable” and “embarrassing,” and said he was told by an executive last year that the company had a financial arrangement with Trump. A second Breitbart staffer said he had heard a similar description of the site’s relationship with the billionaire but didn’t know the details; and a third source at the company said he knew of several instances when managers had overruled editors at Trump’s behest. Additionally, a conservative communications operative who works closely with Breitbart described conversations in which “multiple writers and editors” said Trump was paying for the ability to shape coverage, and added that one staffer claimed to have seen documentation of the “pay for play.”

All four sources spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize their jobs; and none knew exactly how Trump’s alleged arrangement with the privately held company worked.

After years of dealing with Breitbart’s horrible sleazeballs, I can find within myself no surprise or even skepticism that they’d do something like this; these right wing “journalists” have no sense of ethics whatsoever, and they’d take money from someone like Trump in a heartbeat.

What’s interesting though, is the news that there are staffers who are apparently so disgruntled with Breitbart’s sleazy business practices that they’d leak damaging information like this to BuzzFeed. All is not well at the hate site that Andrew built.

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342 comments
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Kragar  Aug 10, 2015 • 3:58:56pm

Considering he paid extras to show up for his rallies, I’m not surprised by this news.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:00:09pm

How surprising…..NOT.

Unfortunately, the rubes and slackjawed mouthbreaters haven’t figured it out that Trump is in the only for himself. Putin would eat him for lunch and floss his teeth using Trump’s bones, and notice how Trump has been so radio silent on Israel.

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:00:33pm

Democracy: On sale to the highest bidder. Brought to you by Citizens United.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:01:28pm

not surprised in the slightest.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:02:52pm

Unless there is anything better than “All four sources spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize their jobs; and none knew exactly how Trump’s alleged arrangement with the privately held company worked” this isn’t really going anywhere but Hysteria Lane.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:04:48pm

re: #5 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Well, Hysteria Lane is right where you’ll find Breitbart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:06:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:08:51pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, Hysteria Lane is right where you’ll find Breitbart

That’s near Rage Road where Andy used to hang out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:09:36pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

That’s near Rage Road where Andy used to hang out.

And Delusion Alley.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:09:57pm

Even Chicago/Illinois politicians have to be watching TRUMP ® and taking notes.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:10:12pm

I see that in today’s LA Times, Lucianne Goldberg’s little boy is claiming that the GOP’s Trump problem is ending but the Dems Sanders problem is just beginning.

Dream on, you dope.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:11:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:12:23pm

re: #11 Skip Intro

I see that in today’s LA Times, Lucianne Goldberg’s little boy is claiming that the GOP’s Trump problem is ending but the Dems Sanders problem is just beginning.

Dream on, you dope.

I see that Mr. Liberal Fascism is drinking delusionade again. Bernie isn’t a hateful fuck like Trump is and if he thinks Trump is just ending. Ha-ha, he has his head up his ass again. Man yet another example of why the NRO is a sorry publication when they got that doughy pantload pretty much begging for Sanders to ruin the Dems the way Trump has his precious Republican party. Have fun Jonah.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:12:53pm

Wouldn’t surprise, considering the cretins Breitbart employs.

Now if he snagged the Takimag crew, well, then it’s turn out the lights time as the vertically challenged lady approaches the stage.

A somewhat similar fracas occurred with one of the founders/big dogs of CATO passed away, and there was a shitstorm as to whether or not the estate was forced to sell their equity investment back to CATO or not.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:13:40pm

re: #14 Eric The Fruit Bat

There’s reports floating around that Trump has coerced the Breitbart crew to be his mouth organ. Wouldn’t surprise, considering the cretins they employ.

Oh yeah, Nolte, Shapiro, and the Always Enraged Gang.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:14:33pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:14:35pm

re: #11 Skip Intro

I see that in today’s LA Times, Lucianne Goldberg’s little boy is claiming that the GOP’s Trump problem is ending but the Dems Sanders problem is just beginning.

Dream on, you dope.

Unless they find video of Bernie dining on puppies and kittens with the Castro brothers or inviting Jimmy Hoffa into his car back in 1977, the Bernie “problem” will never come close to the Trump debacle.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:14:48pm

re: #5 SteveMcGaziBolaGate

Unless there is anything better than “All four sources spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to jeopardize their jobs; and none knew exactly how Trump’s alleged arrangement with the privately held company worked” this isn’t really going anywhere but Hysteria Lane.

Steve, have you seen this thing called the internet?

: ) /

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b_sharp  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:15:41pm

re: #15 HappyWarrior

Oh yeah, Nolte, Shapiro, and the Always Enraged Gang.

I read that as the Engorged Gang.

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b_sharp  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:16:19pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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Don’t bet on it. His filter glasses are pretty opaque.

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ObserverArt  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:17:15pm

re: #19 b_sharp

I read that as the Engorged Gang.

Throbbing!

(Fun with words)

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:17:37pm

re: #20 b_sharp

Don’t bet on it. His filter glasses are pretty opaque.

Guys like Shapiro think they’re being clever with these obvious diversionary tactics.

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b_sharp  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:18:05pm

re: #18 ObserverArt

Steve, have you seen this thing called the internet?

: ) /

Once it gets flushed, the shit never leaves.

Or something witty, poignant and deep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:18:23pm

I got no polite words.
Not. A. Single. One.

A Florida police officer received an earful from a disabled veteran after harassing him for parking in a handicap spot in front of a Walgreen’s store, despite the fact that the veteran had a handicap sticker in his window.

In the video — uploaded to Facebook — the veteran identifies himself as Isiah James and goes off on an expletive-filled tirade against the officer. He explains that he received multiple wounds after serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and being blown up eight times by “motherf*cking IEDs.”

Things turn even more contentious after the officer, identified as G. Wilson, smacks the camera out of the veteran’s hand — cracking the screen — and causing James to call for another officer saying Wilson is “out of control.”

“Officer, I’m a damned disabled veteran,” James explains to the Riviera Beach officer.

“Does that make you any better than a citizen or an old lady in a wheelchair that really needs that place? I’m just saying, you’re walking. You’re walking,” Officer Wilson said. “A U.S. citizen is a U.S. citizen. So what makes you any better than an old lady that can’t walk?”

Another officer appears on the scene as James, once again, explains that he has screws and pins in his leg and that he had to go through the Veteran Affairs office and the Department of Motor Vehicles to get his handicap sticker because he has a legitimate disability.

A trapped Wilson continues to insist that the disabled veteran is still in the wrong while denying he broke his phone when he smacked it out of his hand.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:18:30pm

And they know a whole lot of the brainwashed right wing audience will just swallow this without thinking and then go out and repeat it over and over.

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b.d.  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:18:32pm

What a conundrum! I refuse to believe anything coming from anyone from Breitbart what am I to make of this?

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:19:35pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel

Unless they find video of Bernie dining on puppies and kittens with the Castro brothers or inviting Jimmy Hoffa into his car back in 1977, the Bernie “problem” will never come close to the Trump debacle.

I imagine that if you asked 100 people who Bernie Sanders is, 98 of them would say “who?”.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:19:53pm

Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. Like Herpes.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:20:57pm

re: #1 Kragar

Considering he paid extras to show up for his rallies, I’m not surprised by this news.

He paid his wives to show up…..And then go away. Take and take and take and what do I get??!??? It’s hard being the Trumpster…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:21:18pm

re: #19 b_sharp

I read that as the Engorged Gang.

We have my band name. Thanks Sharp!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:23:02pm

re: #17 Shiplord Kirel

Unless they find video of Bernie dining on puppies and kittens with the Castro brothers or inviting Jimmy Hoffa into his car back in 1977, the Bernie “problem” will never come close to the Trump debacle.

This. Bernie’s a strong voice but he’s just that. He’s never been a total dick. It’s going to be fun watching Jonah and his mommy have to live through another Democratic presidency and Jonah catering to the bigoted readership of the NRO about how conservatism will once again be righted.

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b_sharp  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:24:44pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

And they know a whole lot of the brainwashed right wing audience will just swallow this without thinking and then go out and repeat it over and over.

They don’t just swallow it, they droolingly anticipate it, roll in it when it comes, then inhale it from their own bodies with flexible straws.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:25:16pm

re: #32 b_sharp

They don’t just swallow it, they droolingly anticipate it, roll in it when it comes, then inhale it from their own bodies with flexible straws.

And leave oil slicks and skids marks after they leave.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:25:28pm

Feel a little sad. On the last day of school senior year, I and the others in my government class wrote letters to ourselves 10 years from then (this year). A classmate asked for the addresses of students and two of the names on the list who were in the same government teacher’s class. Two of those guys have since passed on. One of whom was a friend I had known before even elementary school and the other was in the class with me and died not even a year after graduation. Makes me sad thinking about how we’ve lost three people already (Granted a big class) but we’re all only 28 years old.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:27:44pm

re: #26 b.d.

What a conundrum! I refuse to believe anything coming from anyone from Breitbart what am I to make of this?

My only solution is to wait until the smoke clears. For all I know the Breitbarts smoked Ronald Reagan’s freeze dried remains and then wrote about what they saw.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:34:14pm

re: #34 HappyWarrior

I’m 64 and it never gets any easier. The only good thing is you are still here to bitch moan and complain. And take a few minutes every once in a while to think what has passed. I just lost a good friend, a musician, who we had put together a bar band with. Fell into it, and it was going to work. Knew him about 8 months. We were going to play our first set at a festival this upcoming weekend. We practiced the 9th of July, I went to Colorado and on the 11th learned that he was found dead by his one son. He was 48. It hit me hard. Real hard. I count my blessings as best I can.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:34:21pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:35:32pm

re: #28 Iwouldprefernotto

Ah, yes. Infamous quote that was in the Unix-Haters guide:

If you wern’t in mixed company, the conversation about Unix would invariably come up. At which point the salescritter would speak something along the lines of “Unix is like herpes. You didn’t want it, you got screwed when you got it, and if you could get rid of it you would…but you can’t.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:37:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:37:50pm

re: #36 nines09

I’m 64 and it never gets any easier. The only good thing is you are still here to bitch moan and complain. And take a few minutes every once in a while to think what has passed. I just lost a good friend, a musician, who we had put together a bar band with. Fell into it, and it was going to work. Knew him about 8 months. We were going to play our first set at a festival this upcoming weekend. We practiced the 9th of July, I went to Colorado and on the 11th learned that he was found dead by his one son. He was 48. It hit me hard. Real hard. I count my blessings as best I can.

It’s just so sudden. And they obviously only do increase with age and as time goes on. Hard not to think about my friend as a kid. We lost another classmate just a month or so back. I wasn’t particularly close with the guy but I had shop with him in seventh grade. It just breaks your heart. Obviously dying is part of life but that doesn’t make it easier.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:38:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:47:41pm

If ya can’t even spell it, you are hopeless.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:49:18pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

Some passings are expected, and I knew some would be much better off away from this life. I’m still saddened by some deaths beyond what I would think. I’ve seen much and lost my mother and father young. Lost friends to war and drugs and themselves. I used to joke that getting old was like your waterproofing wearing off. Like water off a ducks back, but time takes that away and now it sinks in and soaks you to the bones. I’m still shook by this loss. Time will pass and all will be as it will be. You learn to keep walking. Sorry for your loss.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:50:05pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

…no one is that technical…

World in a grain of sand that is.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:50:57pm

re: #43 nines09

Some passings are expected, and I knew some would be much better off away from this life. I’m still saddened by some deaths beyond what I would think. I’ve seen much and lost my mother and father young. Lost friends to war and drugs and themselves. I used to joke that getting old was like your waterproofing wearing off. Like water off a ducks back, but time takes that away and now it sinks in and soaks you to the bones. I’m still shook by this loss. Time will pass and all will be as it will be. You learn to keep walking. Sorry for your loss.

Thanks. It’s okay. Hard to believe it’s been two years already. Been thinking about it as the reunion draws closer and seeing the name again triggered memories.

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No Depression  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:52:29pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

As someone who uses a wheelchair, I don’t need or even want assholes like that cop “sticking up” for me. I can’t stand ignorant fucks who harass people with disabilities just because they don’t match up with their mental image of what a disabled person looks like. All it does is make people’s lives more difficult for no reason.

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nines09  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:56:33pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Some stay with you and others fade into memory. Some of the hardest losses in my life after a short period of time were manageable because I was young, I was busy with life, and I kept walking. Forward. Tomorrow. If you sit, you get run over. I almost died a few times and what I took from that was a calmness I never knew I had. I hope I still have that at the end of my road. I’m going down swinging.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:57:44pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If ya can’t even spell it, you are hopeless.

When did that get started, calling the whole vulva the vagina?

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:58:09pm

Likely GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump soars in new PPP poll.

Donald Trump’s lead over his Republican presidential rivals grew substantially in the days following the first GOP debate and his controversial comments about moderator Megyn Kelly.

Trump’s support increased by 7 points, to 32 percent, according to the latest Morning Consult tracking poll.

The real estate mogul’s closest rival — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — lost 1 point, down to 11 percent support among self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.

Support for all other candidates was in the single digits in the poll.

thehill.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 10, 2015 • 4:59:53pm

re: #49 Skip Intro

Likely GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump soars in new PPP poll.

thehill.com

So now it’s down to ‘Trump’ and ‘Not-Trump’ in 16 identical flavors.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:00:47pm

re: #46 No Depression

As someone who uses a wheelchair, I don’t need or even want assholes like that cop “sticking up” for me. I can’t stand ignorant fucks who harass people with disabilities just because they don’t match up with their mental image of what a disabled person looks like. All it does is make people’s lives more difficult for no reason.

exactly.
One of my younger sisters is recovering from an emergency triple bypass and her heart has been irreparably damaged due to many previously untreated heart attacks.
My son needs a heart and liver transplant (and is also recovering from a TBI that occurred last summer) and his wife has a congenital heart defect.
My son’s disabilities are obvious because he requires a walker. My sister and dil look OK at first glance.
If any cop would even DARE question their handicap plaque/sticker I would go off on such an epic rant.
But they are white, so no cop would have reacted like the one in Florida.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:02:05pm

re: #48 Blind Frog Belly White

When did that get started, calling the whole vulva the vagina?

It was John Oliver’s sex ed segment.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:02:13pm

re: #3 Targetpractice

Democracy: On sale to the highest bidder. Brought to you by Citizens United.

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Great White Snark  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:03:40pm
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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:06:59pm

re: #50 Blind Frog Belly White

So now it’s down to ‘Trump’ and ‘Not-Trump’ in 16 identical flavors.

Hey, Not-Trump is winning with 68% of the votes!!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:07:14pm

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

If ya can’t even spell it, you are hopeless.

west vigina is prettier

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:08:25pm

re: #56 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

west vigina is prettier

Vigina is for lovers.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:10:08pm

I’m voting for

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Targetpractice  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:11:49pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

I’m voting for

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:13:25pm

re: #56 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

re: #57 stpaulbear

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Mike Lamb  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:13:40pm

re: #54 Great White Snark

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No fucking way. No fucking way. No fucking way.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:14:58pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:17:16pm

re: #54 Great White Snark

So is this.

Cops make disgusting online ‘memorial’ mocking death of Ferguson’s Michael Brown

An online group dedicated to police officers posted a wildly offensive “memorial” to slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown on the social medium Facebook. After an outcry, it now appears the tasteless post has been removed.

The Free Thought Project reported that the Facebook group Police Officers posted the offensive image in advance of the 1-year anniversary of Brown’s slaying at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.

rawstory.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:14pm

What the hell does Trump have to do to piss off GOP voters? (Rhetorical question)

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:27pm

Zedushka did this to our middle son 20 years ago. He left him at a rest stop in Brady’s Leap, Ohio and was almost halfway across Pennsylvania.
Our son was 16 years old at the time.
(No I was not with them)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:41pm

re: #63 Skip Intro

So is this.

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Cops make disgusting online ‘memorial’ mocking death of Ferguson’s Michael Brown

rawstory.com

Fuckers. No class at all.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:42pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:44pm

re: #50 Blind Frog Belly White

So now it’s down to ‘Trump’ and ‘Not-Trump’ in 16 identical flavors.

sooner or later the habitual reality rejectors in the gop will figure out that if they let him stay trump will win the primaries and have to be nominated

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:19:46pm

Former FBI agent John Guandolo is planning to be in Denver, Colo., this week for three training sessions for law enforcement, legislators, clergy and members of the general public — all guaranteed to understand the skills to “combat” the jihadi threat “at the local level.”

But if Guandolo’s previous comments on Islam and strong ties to anti-Muslim groups are any indication, are sure to be steeped in conjured worries and fear mongering anti-Muslim rhetoric. Let’s remember, Guandolo once claimed American Muslims “do not have a First Amendment right to do anything.”

Billed as “Understanding the Threat” and “A One-Of-A-Kind Training Event,” Guandolo plans to host the trainings at the Centennial Gun Club to be held Aug. 13-15.

Since his dismissal from the FBI for a number of ethical breaches and bizarre conduct, Guandolo has devoted himself a rabid brand of anti-Muslim activism, working closely with some of the most powerful and influential anti-Muslim groups in the U.S., on what has amounted to a flurry of accusations against government officials Guandolo says have ties to terrorist organizations.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:20:20pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

What the hell does Trump have to do to piss off GOP voters? (Rhetorical question)

Hug Obama.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:20:21pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

What the hell does Trump have to do to piss off GOP voters? (Rhetorical question)

piss off wall st republics like mccain, jeb, and rove

they love it

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aagcobb  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:23:55pm

re: #11 Skip Intro

I see that in today’s LA Times, Lucianne Goldberg’s little boy is claiming that the GOP’s Trump problem is ending but the Dems Sanders problem is just beginning.

Dream on, you dope.

Trump isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He is the voice of angry old white men (shameless plug for my page.)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:24:23pm

re: #70 Skip Intro

Hug Obama.

I know. It was a rhetorical question. Really what the hell is wrong with that party’s base?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:25:02pm

re: #72 aagcobb

Trump isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. He is the voice of angry old white men (shameless plug for my page.)

Yeah he’s basically the establishment’s worst nightmare. Loud, lots of funds, and basically says so many of the hateful shit that the base thinks and wants its candidates to actually say that the establishment either agrees with or nods silently about in private but would never dare say aloud.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:26:05pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

Could be worse, my mom died when I was 28 and one of my high school friends showed up at the funeral. He said the 10th year reunion was pretty good. The company that searched for lost classmates had determined that I’d died 6 years earlier. It was my dad who’d passed, we shared the same name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:27:29pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

I know. It was a rhetorical question. Really what the hell is wrong with that party’s base?

The base hates Obama and Democrats.
That’s the bottom line.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:27:38pm

re: #75 BillinGlendaleCA

Could be worse, my mom died when I was 28 and one of my high school friends showed up at the funeral. He said the 10th year reunion was pretty good. The company that searched for lost classmates had determined that I’d died 6 years earlier. It was my dad who’d passed, we shared the same name.

Oh for sure. Just sad to think about losing four guys before the age of 30. We had another guy die in the summer between freshman and sophomore year. Sorry about your folks.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:28:58pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

The base hates Obama and Democrats.
That’s the bottom line.

That’s true though Trump has seen his numbers go up attacking conservatives like Megyn Kelly and Republicans like McCain. He’s pissed off women, veterans, and minorities and they still eat that shit for breakfast. I just can’t wait to see who he attacks next and see the GOP base eat it up because they love Donald saying the stuff that the other candidates are too chickenshit ot say on camera.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:29:31pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMG!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:31:19pm

re: #79 retired cynic

OMG!

There’s even more OMG at the SPLC link.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:32:03pm

I honestly thought that Trump’s attacks on McCain would do him in. I get that McCain isn’t beloved with the base but attacking a POW especially by a guy like Trump who didn’t serve I thought would be a bridge too far for GOP voters. I guess not. It’s funny because outside of Mexican-Americans, I don’t like any of the people Trump has attacked but his comments on McCain were indefensible and his comments on Kelly equally so.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:33:01pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:33:19pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

The “base” (and what a perfect term that is for GOP voters) loves to see women and squishy RINOS like McCain attacked. Nothing is out of bounds for them.

This is nothing new, though. Rush Limbaugh has built his entire career on it.

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:33:55pm

Ugh. A bunch of “Michael Brown had it coming” trolls have infested the latest post at Balloon Juice. The assholes are really working triple time today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:35:37pm

Go to his TL to see more of what happened.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:37:57pm

re: #83 Skip Intro

The “base” (and what a perfect term that is for GOP voters) loves to see women and squishy RINOS like McCain attacked. Nothing is out of bounds for them.

This is nothing new, though. Rush Limbaugh has built his entire career on it.

Quite true. Just thought that attacking a vet/pow may have been a bridge too far.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:38:34pm

I think what Trump has done is tap into people’s desire to have a second-tier Batman villain run the country.” - Andy Richter

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:39:24pm

re: #87 Skip Intro

I think what Trump has done is tap into people’s desire to have a second-tier Batman villain run the country.” - Andy Richter

Haha.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:40:27pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Quite true. Just thought that attacking a vet/pow may have been a bridge too far.

Limbaugh did it when McCain was running against Bush the Disaster. He attacked him every single day for months.

The fallout for the draft dodging Limbaugh? None at all.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:42:29pm

re: #89 Skip Intro

Limbaugh did it when McCain was running against Bush the Disaster. He attacked him every single day for months.

The fallout for the draft dodging Limbaugh? None at all.

Oh. I didn’t know that. I was only 13 and didn’t pay attention to the primaries.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:43:06pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Quite true. Just thought that attacking a vet/pow may have been a bridge too far.

This lot as much as told Bob Dole to go fuck himself when he appealed to Congress to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities just over a year ago.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:43:25pm

Charles P. Pierce:

“…One entire political party has become completely unmoored from reality. This was amply demonstrated on Thursday night in Cleveland. The Republican party held two debates in which one candidate explained about how the EPA should be reduced in size and influence only to the point at which he could sic it on Planned Parenthood. Another candidate proposed biblical tithing as a mechanism for that plutocrat’s friend, the flat tax. Two candidates proposed giving Zygote-Americans Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. It was downright remarkable how unremarkable these lunatic propositions seemed to be. All the attention centered on whether or not a ferret-headed plutocrat was mean to the nice lady from Fox who believes that Santa Claus is white.”
esquire.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:43:33pm

sigh

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kirkspencer  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:43:42pm

re: #68 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

sooner or later the habitual reality rejectors in the gop will figure out that if they let him stay trump will win the primaries and have to be nominated

The problem for them with that is they can’t really decide which of the 16 not-Trump should be their choice.

In some ways that’s why Romney won the nomination last time. Romney was number 2 (at best) for the majority, but that majority splintered on several favorites. Romney’s steady accumulation was sufficient to win it all.

That knowledge has got to be high on the concern list of a lot of GOP members.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:44:37pm

re: #49 Skip Intro

Likely GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump soars in new PPP poll.

thehill.com

Would it be in poor taste to start a Reince Priebus suicide pool?

Okay. Just asking.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:45:57pm

re: #90 HappyWarrior

I was a Limbaugh listener back then. His attacks on McCain were vicious.

Limbaugh was totally in the Bush camp because daddy Bush let him spend a night in the White House.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:47:51pm

re: #91 Higgs Boson’s Mate

This lot as much as told Bob Dole to go fuck himself when he appealed to Congress to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities just over a year ago.

They did yes but never specifically bashed Dole’s service. I hear you guys loud and clear but I naively thought trashing McCain’s military record would hurt Trump or at least not help him.

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kirkspencer  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:49:13pm

re: #81 HappyWarrior

I honestly thought that Trump’s attacks on McCain would do him in. I get that McCain isn’t beloved with the base but attacking a POW especially by a guy like Trump who didn’t serve I thought would be a bridge too far for GOP voters. I guess not. It’s funny because outside of Mexican-Americans, I don’t like any of the people Trump has attacked but his comments on McCain were indefensible and his comments on Kelly equally so.

What #83 Skip Intro said, in part.

Also, however, is the fact that McCain lost. And in the mind-set of a large set of the GOP, if you lost you’re a loser and deserve the grief. Just like Dole. Or Papa Bush.

As I said above, the only reason Romney got a second swing is because the base was torn between so many choices.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:49:25pm

re: #96 Skip Intro

I was a Limbaugh listener back then. His attacks on McCain were vicious.

Limbaugh was totally in the Bush camp because daddy Bush let him spend a night in the White House.

They were in ‘08 too as the bus driver I had him on always when commuting to comm college.Rush had his fat ass in the Thompson camp then.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:50:54pm

re: #98 kirkspencer

What #83 Skip Intro said, in part.

Also, however, is the fact that McCain lost. And in the mind-set of a large set of the GOP, if you lost you’re a loser and deserve the grief. Just like Dole. Or Papa Bush.

As I said above, the only reason Romney got a second swing is because the base was torn between so many choices.

True point. Dole, McCain, and Bush I are seen as losers. I think Bush I is probably more well respected by Dems than today’s Republicans.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:52:48pm

re: #87 Skip Intro

I think what Trump has done is tap into people’s desire to have a second-tier Batman villain run the country.” - Andy Richter

I think Batman villains is a good way to characterize much of the GOP candidates. For example, Ted Cruz would make a killer Penguin, and Carly might pass for Lady Clay.

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:54:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:55:12pm

re: #102 Jenner7

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FPD sure does value community don’t they?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:56:12pm

re: #102 Jenner7

Wow. That was fucking brutal.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:57:16pm

These guys are fucking bullies.

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:57:59pm

re: #102 Jenner7

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I am aghast at the lack of respect. The police are out of control. They have no fear of the DOJ.

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 5:59:20pm

FWIW I still think Trump will eventually implode, but I truly shudder to imagine what he will have to do to make that happen.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:00:05pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

They’re enforcers for a system of extortion organized as a town.

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:00:58pm

re: #102 Jenner7

Holy shit.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:01:15pm

Break time….. No need to translate

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:01:27pm

re: #107 bratwurst

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FWIW I still think Trump will eventually implode, but I truly shudder to imagine what he will have to do to make that happen.

He shows no sign of Derp fatigue

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:03:15pm

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

He’s getting real close to the ultimate right-wing tweet that contains all the xenophobia, racism, and sexism the party represents.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:03:26pm

Trump’s trajectory reminds me more than a little of “The Producers.”

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:05:14pm
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Snarknado!  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:05:56pm

And as I was walking homeward across the campus, I came upon a spot where someone had spray-painted “Trump 2016” on the wall. On the UC campus. In the People’s Republic of Berkeley.

Mene, mene tekel…

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:06:58pm

re: #112 Belafon

He’s getting real close to the ultimate right-wing tweet that contains all the xenophobia, racism, and sexism the party represents.

You’re right. All he needs to add is something about anchor babies and their taxpayer benefits robbing welfare mothers

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:07:30pm

re: #102 Jenner7

Dude. That’s fucked up.

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:07:41pm

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

He shows no sign of Derp fatigue

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And he’s not letting Rand Paul’s shrinking poll numbers stop him from lobbing attacks his way:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:07:45pm

fight! fight!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:08:10pm

re: #65 The Vicious Babushka

Zedushka did this to our middle son 20 years ago. He left him at a rest stop in Brady’s Leap, Ohio and was almost halfway across Pennsylvania.
Our son was 16 years old at the time.
(No I was not with them)

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NBD Mary and Joseph mislaid Jesus at the temple for a whole day.

biblegateway.com

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:08:19pm

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

He shows no sign of Derp fatigue

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As long as he continues to masterfully express the fear and hatred that GOP voters have been conditioned to expect he isn’t going anywhere.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:08:38pm

LGF Pages now have some of the same article tools as front page posts - there’s a printer friendly page now, and you can email Pages to your friends. The icons for all the LGF Pages functions use the new style as well.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:08:43pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain

Trump channeling his dad’s voice again.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:09:20pm

re: #95 Shiplord Kirel

Would it be in poor taste to start a Reince Priebus suicide pool?

Okay. Just asking.

Ask and ye shall receive.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:10:03pm

ok, this is what set off Trump

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:11:23pm

re: #112 Belafon

He’s getting real close to the ultimate right-wing tweet that contains all the xenophobia, racism, and sexism the party represents.

He’s going to have to pace himself. Maybe concentrate on a single object to be hated for a while, then move to another.

He has to save his Unified Theory of Pure Hate for the grand finale.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:11:30pm

re: #112 Belafon

He’s getting real close to the ultimate right-wing tweet that contains all the xenophobia, racism, and sexism the party represents.

If he can get that into 140 characters and haiku verse I’ll vote for him.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:11:53pm

Levity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:12:24pm
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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:12:27pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

LGF Pages now have some of the same article tools as front page posts - there’s a printer friendly page now, and you can email Pages to your friends. The icons for all the LGF Pages functions use the new style as well.

We’re not worthy!
Thank you, Charles.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:13:19pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

Paul must be sleeping at Fox News since he’s made it his home.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:13:29pm
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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:13:36pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok, this is what set off Trump

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I am sure there is a combination of personalities less likely to get me to tune in than Eric Bolling + Rand Paul, but nothing comes to mind just now.

However, Trump is having a broken clock moment tonight…Paul WAS terrible at the debate.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:14:45pm

re: #133 bratwurst

Blown-off Appointment Television

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:15:32pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:17:07pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

You’re right. All he needs to add is something about anchor babies and their taxpayer benefits robbing welfare mothers

I think the GOP needs to make clear that the one thing they’d allow an abortion for is to deal with anchor fetuses. With Trump leading the way, I expect them to make it mandatory.

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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:17:15pm

re: #110 Dave In Austin

I needed that laugh! Thank you!

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The War TARDIS  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:18:33pm

I am beginning to have depression problems again.

It took me 2 months to find that job, and I have no savings (I was paying down a card at the time).

People said they would help, but this is completely humiliating.

The lesson I got out of this is that when it comes to jobs, I am seen as little more than a disposable number.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:19:08pm

In the Reuters poll, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, came in second, at 12%, down several points from his standing before the debate. The other candidates in the 17-person GOP field were all at 8 points or less.

Bush fared more poorly in the NBC poll, holding support in the single digits.

has the republic party establishment figured out that jeb is ded yet?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:19:11pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok, this is what set off Trump

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Says the ultimate example of political double speak.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:19:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:05pm
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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:11pm

re: #112 Belafon

He’s getting real close to the ultimate right-wing tweet that contains all the xenophobia, racism, and sexism the party represents.

This is going to be a political remake of John Waters’ “A Dirty Shame” . That movie started out funny but it just kept becoming more and more obvious that the ending was never going to be able to deliver.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:13pm

re: #141 Charles Johnson

Three words: Supreme Court Appointments.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:18pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s time to #WakeUpAmerica on Trump’s fake conservative record!

poor stupid bastard still thinks the wingnuts care about issues

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:47pm

re: #136 Skip Intro

I think the GOP needs to make clear that the one thing they’d allow an abortion for is to deal with anchor fetuses. With Trump leading the way, I expect them to make it mandatory.

But Texas has figured it out, you just don’t issue them anchor birth certificates

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:20:57pm

re: #138 The War TARDIS

…snip

The lesson I got out of this is that when it comes to jobs, I am seen as little more than a disposable number.

Then you got something valuable out of it. I’ve seen 55 yr old guys get the same lesson.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:21:57pm

re: #142 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump and Paul, the wingnut version of Penn and Teller.

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:22:16pm

re: #102 Jenner7

Wrestling takedown. Perhaps the cop had a wrestling background.

Whether it was too much or not I don’t know, but a person on a freeway is a major hazard that has to be handled quickly.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:22:45pm

Wait…Now FOX News considers being a debate moderator as falling under “journalism”?

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:24:40pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, DNA is now standard. Do a CODIS test (which look for repetitions of certain repeats on various chromosomes) and put that data in a large centralized database.

I’m kind of surprised he didn’t know this.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:25:07pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart

Wait…Now FOX News considers being a debate moderator as falling under “journalism”?

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The debate was a beauty pageant interview. All of them came up ugly.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:25:24pm

Is Donald that tall or Rand short? Never noticed before.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:00pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Is Donald that tall or Rand short? Never noticed before.

Rand is short

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:11pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Is Donald that tall or Rand short? Never noticed before.

Donald’s pretty tall, a few inches north of six feet I think.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:19pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

Is Donald that tall or Rand short? Never noticed before.

Donald is standing on his caddy.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:20pm

Oh-oh. Looks like heading towards zero support has consequences. I hope he can get a refund on the glasses, since they didn’t work out for him.

Rick Perry Stops Paying South Carolina Staff

nationaljournal.com

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:42pm

The FBI keeps a large database of DNA tests.

If one is not yet arraigned I don’t know if the DNA can be tested. It is if you are a convict. It is if needed for a trial. Then there is a large number of yet-to-be-tested samples. I suspect that the US Marshals, as agents of the Court, simply stores the swabs for the court and await orders.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:47pm

and with that, I shall say good night, lizardz!

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makeitstop  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:52pm

re: #149 freetoken

Wrestling takedown. Perhaps the cop had a wrestling background.

Whether it was too much or not I don’t know, but a person on a freeway is a major hazard that has to be handled quickly.

He wasn’t alone. He was part of a human barricade blocking the highway.

Those cops just don’t give a fuck. They’re flaunting their brutality in front of anyone who will watch.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:54pm

re: #156 goddamnedfrank

Donald is standing on his caddy.

LOL!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:26:57pm

re: #156 goddamnedfrank

Donald is standing on his caddy.

Perfect.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:27:21pm

re: #152 Decatur Deb

The debate was a beauty pageant interview. All of them came up ugly.

I prefer Infotainment Event

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:28:20pm

re: #151 freetoken

Yes, DNA is now standard. Do a CODIS test (which look for repetitions of certain repeats on various chromosomes) and put that data in a large centralized database.

I’m kind of surprised he didn’t know this.

I wonder if it was about the timing? You get arrested and your DNA gets collected. It might seem a little early if you haven’t been charged with anything.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:28:48pm

re: #132 jaunte

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Donald may end up being the first GOP nominee without any endorsements.

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:28:49pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

What the hell does Trump have to do to piss off GOP voters? (Rhetorical question)

He would have to literally (proper use of that word) piss on RWR’s gravesite.

Even then Trump will still get the most-angry xenophobe vote.

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:28:52pm

re: #156 goddamnedfrank

Donald is standing on his caddy.

“Caddies, they all love me and would leave their families for a chance to work at one of my world class golf resorts”.

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:30:03pm

re: #160 makeitstop

He wasn’t alone. He was part of a human barricade blocking the highway.

Those cops just don’r give a fuck. They’re flaunting their brutality in front of anyone who will watch.

I would not consider a take-down to be, technically, brutality. What they do after they cuff him might fit that description.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:31:54pm

re: #168 freetoken

I would not consider a take-down to be, technically, brutality. What they do after they cuff him might fit that description.

It was unnecessary, with that many cops, and a guy who was pretty obviously avoiding physical confrontation.

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BillinGlendaleCA  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:32:02pm

re: #84 stpaulbear

And being paid, it seems.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:32:50pm

goddamnedfrank, I couldn’t help but tweet something to the effect of your brilliant observation of Trump on the golf course with Rand.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:34:11pm

re: #155 teleskiguy

Donald’s pretty tall, a few inches north of six feet I think.

Yeah I thought he was taller than me (5’11.5 ish) I figured rand was short since his dad always appeared so.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:34:20pm

re: #111 The Vicious Babushka

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kirkspencer  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:34:31pm

re: #164 Belafon

I wonder if it was about the timing? You get arrested and your DNA gets collected. It might seem a little early if you haven’t been charged with anything.

Simplistically, it’s been ruled to be the same risk/reward as fingerprinting. Rightly or wrongly, once arrested your fingerprints/DNA can be gathered and checked against the criminal database - crimes solved and unsolved - to see if there’s a match.

That said this is not yet true in all 50 states. But this is federal, and so it applies.

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:36:10pm

re: #170 BillinGlendaleCA

And being paid, it seems.

‘Right to Rise’ as much as admitted it a couple days ago. He posted a comment about how he was working from a list of talking points. It was weird.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:38:18pm

re: #38 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ah, yes. Infamous quote that was in the Unix-Haters guide:

That sums my opinion on Unix pretty nicely.

I regard Unix as the Latin of the computer priesthood. Its purpose isn’t to facilitate communication but to inhibit it. The language makes sure that the power stays inside the group that uses it and guarantees that the great unwashed will be dependent on the intervention of the enlightened to gain any access at all to God (computer).

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:39:20pm
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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:40:00pm

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Skip Intro  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:40:13pm

We live in a country full of complete assholes.

Moviegoers fearing chainsaw attack escape Newport Beach theater

Moviegoers in Newport Beach ran from what they thought was a chainsaw-wielding attacker after a small group burst into a crowded theater and revved the motor of a leaf blower, police said Monday.

A few patrons were trampled as panicked viewers fled a showing of “The Gift” at Edwards Big Newport 6 shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. No major injuries were reported, she said.

Some in the audience thought the theater was being stormed by a gunman, police said.

Investigators believe two or three men in their late teens to early 30s intended to scare moviegoers, Manzella said. “It appears they were trying to lead people to believe there was a weapon,” she said.

latimes.com

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:42:10pm

re: #178 lawhawk

Former state Rep. Jeff Roorda wrote a book called “Ferghanistan: The War on Police:”

Has Kirk Cameron bought the rights yet?

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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:42:41pm

re: #160 makeitstop

He wasn’t alone. He was part of a human barricade blocking the highway.

Those cops just don’r give a fuck. They’re flaunting their brutality in front of anyone who will watch.

It’s called intimidation. They are of the opinion that if they hurt enough people others will refrain from the offending activities. Sometimes it works. In this case, I fear it is only going to incite more violent incident.

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:42:57pm

This. It sickens me that decent people find themselves having to defend this awful person:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:45:22pm

re: #177 jaunte

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Stay classy Ms. I’ve never spent a day outside a sheltered Ayn Rand fantasy camp.

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RealityBasedSteve  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:45:25pm

1964 Barry Goldwater — In your heart, you know he’s right

2015 Donald Trump — In your guts, you know he’s nuts.

RBS

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:45:44pm

re: #182 bratwurst

This. It sickens me that decent people find themselves having to defend this awful person:

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She is awful, yes.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:45:49pm

My contribution to levity this evening:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:46:07pm

re: #178 lawhawk

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Offs.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:47:18pm

re: #183 HappyWarrior

Make sure you click the link. I misinterpreted her tweet the first time I read it.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:47:41pm

re: #107 bratwurst

FWIW I still think Trump will eventually implode, but I truly shudder to imagine what he will have to do to make that happen.

i dont think it’s trump that’s gonna implode - more like the entire republic party

they has got the trump like a virus, and there’s no antibiotic that will kill it

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:47:44pm

re: #184 RealityBasedSteve

So borrowing that…

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:51:23pm

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:51:57pm

re: #184 RealityBasedSteve

re: #190 lawhawk

Me too.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:52:18pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:52:36pm
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b.d.  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:52:59pm

re: #191 bratwurst

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:54:13pm

re: #133 bratwurst

I am sure there is a combination of personalities less likely to get me to tune in than Eric Bolling + Rand Paul, but nothing comes to mind just now.

However, Trump is having a broken clock moment tonight…Paul WAS terrible at the debate.

That’s because Rand has never actually been in a debate before. Every other time he’s spoken in front of True Believers™ who agree with everything he says.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:55:05pm

re: #191 bratwurst

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SuperPAC will save him, as soon as they find their bitcoin wallet.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 6:55:26pm
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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:02:04pm

So does this mean Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore ARE paying campaign staffs?

If so, why?

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:02:09pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

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KerFuFFler  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:02:31pm

re: #110 Dave In Austin

Too bad helium beer is just an April Fools gag.

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aagcobb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:04:05pm

re: #138 The War TARDIS

I am beginning to have depression problems again.

It took me 2 months to find that job, and I have no savings (I was paying down a card at the time).

People said they would help, but this is completely humiliating.

The lesson I got out of this is that when it comes to jobs, I am seen as little more than a disposable number.

If its any consolation, corporate America sees most employees that way.

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lawhawk  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:04:10pm

re: #199 bratwurst

So does this mean Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore ARE paying campaign staffs?

If so, why?

They are fiscally irresponsible. Wasting someone else’s money on a campaign that was destined to never go anywhere.

And Christie is right there with them.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:05:20pm

re: #188 Belafon

Make sure you click the link. I misinterpreted her tweet the first time I read it.

Thanks. Apologies to her.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:06:57pm

re: #199 bratwurst

So does this mean Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore ARE paying campaign staffs?

If so, why?

I totally forgot Gilmore is running again. He ran in 2008 too. Don’t know why the guy thinks he’s presidential or even cabinet level material. All I remember him was the lame ads about repealing the car tax.

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aagcobb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:07:45pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

Oh-oh. Looks like heading towards zero support has consequences. I hope he can get a refund on the glasses, since they didn’t work out for him.

Rick Perry Stops Paying South Carolina Staff

nationaljournal.com

Governor Oops will bow out very shortly after Iowa, I think.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:08:16pm

I still think when it all boils down to a stinky residue, Jeb Bush will be the last man standing.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:08:58pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

I still think when it all boils down to a stinky residue, Jeb Bush will be the last man standing.

Not sure but the convention will be fun to watch.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:09:43pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

They still might try to mash together a Walker/Rubio ticket to capture the Youth Vote.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:10:10pm

re: #199 bratwurst

So does this mean Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore ARE paying campaign staffs?

If so, why?

Lottery tickets.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:10:58pm

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Not sure but the convention will be fun to watch.

Especially if Trump demands a prime speaking spot for dropping out of the race. He could be this year’s Clint Eastwood (substitute hair for chair).

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:12:36pm

re: #178 lawhawk

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Roorda is a cancer. He’s every police dept. In my mind. Hateful, racist scum.

The police have a huge problem due to Roorda and his buds throughout.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:12:44pm

re: #211 Iwouldprefernotto

In exchange for Trump not running as a third party candidate, the R’s might give him rights to develop golf courses in several national parks.

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RealityBasedSteve  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:12:53pm

re: #211 Iwouldprefernotto

Especially if Trump demands a prime speaking spot for dropping out of the race. He could be this year’s Clint Eastwood (substitute hair for chair).

Lets see, what the old line… who else is it you pay to leave? /just_saying

RBS

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bratwurst  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:13:16pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

I still think when it all boils down to a stinky residue, Jeb Bush will be the last man standing.

This is certainly the safest bet, but there is also a chance the Koch brothers are willing to spend whatever it takes to buy their human blank slate the nomination. That chance probably went down after Walker gave a very blank slate like performance last Thursday though.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:14:08pm

Pretty much.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:14:55pm

The owner of this vehicle is ready for when the shit goes down.

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:15:41pm

Reposted from downstairs.

Looks like Trump doesn’t want to be the sole “investor” in his newest venture. Working hard to get others to invest (and gain what?) so he can keep more of his own money. Time to let others spend their “Dollars for Trump”. Naturally, when this venture fizzles guess who’s going down the drain and who’s not.

#85 Skip Intro

Billionaire Needs Your Money

Dear Friend,

Are you ready to Make America Great Again?

Since I announced my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president I have soared to first place in the polls, defying the mainstream media and the GOP establishment.

I am rising in the polls because of you — and the fact that I am offering the American people an alternative to the inept career politicians who talk big but never produce results.

I have a long track record of producing big results. Very big results.

Frankly, I am running for president because I hate seeing what is happening to America — the country I love so much.

I am sick and tired of China and Mexico and all other countries beating us at the negotiating table — getting one-sided trade deals from Washington officials.

They have been letting these countries rip off our jobs, killing our potential for economic growth.

Let’s face it, America is in deep trouble.

We are a laughingstock around the globe as our incompetent leaders like Obama and Hillary Clinton get outmaneuvered.

Our economy is a disaster. (Yet the stock market is in record territory again)

I think the American people are ready for some hard truths.

You know I call it the way I see it.

Thanks to Obama, the American dream is dead.

But I can bring it back — bigger and better and stronger than ever before. (He can resurrect the dead?)

Weeks ago the political establishment went crazy when I pointed out the fact that some illegal aliens from Mexico, being pushed into our country by the Mexican government, are bringing crime, drugs and murder to the United States.

The media tried to smear me, claiming I was “racist” and that I attacked the Mexican people.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

I forced the media to focus on a number of horrific crimes in which U.S. citizens were killed by illegal immigrants who got into the country because our borders are so porous practically anyone can walk into the United States.

In the face of this media onslaught, my poll numbers actually went up.

I even pulled well ahead of Jeb Bush, the supposed “front-runner.”

Bush is a weak and ineffective leader who would merely preside over the continued decline of this country. If he gets the nomination, we lose in 2016.

I am very critical of John McCain’s record in the U.S. Senate. He has done little to help veterans.

John McCain has been in the Senate for 30 years and worked closely with Senator Bernie Sanders to pass legislation to ensure that no one was held responsible for the scandal at Obama’s Veterans Administration, in which over 1,000 of our veterans died waiting for medical care.

Ironically many of these veterans died in the VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona — McCain’s home state!

It’s just like Benghazi — incompetent and pathetic officials screw up, then Americans die … and no one in Washington is held responsible.

My concern is for all those men and women who served this country.(Sure it is)

As president, I would build the finest Veterans Hospital system in the world where our veterans would have universal access — and I will do it for far less in tax dollars than we are spending now on our disgraceful broken Veterans Administration health care system.

The political establishment is in shock over the way I have taken the lead in the presidential race — and they are scared to death.

I am not afraid — I know Americans like you are with me.

Because my campaign will be funded mostly with my own money, the Washington insiders know that the lobbyists and special interests will have no influence in a Trump administration.

The special interests know you can’t “buy” me.

As I have traveled across the country I have met thousands of Americans who want to join our crusade. Actually, some people are calling it a movement.

The media, however, wants to claim that I have no grass-roots support.

I want to prove them wrong. I am asking you to stand with me and join with me today.

I believe so much in this campaign and that we can Make America Great Again, that I will match dollar-for-dollar every dollar donated by people like you.

If you will send a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more I will personally match whatever gift you give.

If you can send $500, $1,000 or more, I will also match that.

Show your support by Going Here Now.

I want to show the liberal media that not since the days of Ronald Reagan has there been such a grass-roots movement of people ready to transform our party and our country.

My #1 goal is to create the greatest economic boom in American history, to unleash the incredible spirit of free enterprise in this country — get America moving again!

I have been tremendously blessed in this country.

I want all American families to share in the great economic opportunities this country offers.

I am very rich and I created something very special.

I want to make you and the American people rich.

I have no doubt the liberal media and the GOP establishment will continue to attack me.

But, make no mistake, I will never back down or apologize in the fight to make America great again.

Stand with me today and send a powerful message to the establishment by supporting my campaign.

Please rush me your answer today — Going Here Now.

Sincerely

Donald J. Trump

P.S. I so strongly believe in what I am doing that I am willing to match every dollar you contribute to my campaign. Jeb Bush just raised over $100 million from Washington insiders. His donors are not donating to me because they can’t own me. Show America you want to join me in taking back Washington — Go Here Now.
Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

w3.newsmax.com

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:15:45pm
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aagcobb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:16:08pm

Oops I posted to soon; looks like Perry will bow out this week.

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Viscous Obama  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:16:39pm

re: #132 jaunte

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This tweet is extra effective if you imagine Jeffrey from Family Circus reading it.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:17:29pm

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:18:05pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

Dude.

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:18:21pm

re: #181 Bubblehead II

It’s called intimidation. They are of the opinion that if they hurt enough people others will refrain from the offending activities. Sometimes it works. In this case, I fear it is only going to incite more violent incident.

Revisit the 60’s civil rights actions. Same. Bull Connor is almost every sheriff.

Your worries are exactly the same as before.

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Great White Snark  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:19:34pm

re: #207 Charles Johnson

I still think when it all boils down to a stinky residue, Jeb Bush will be the last man standing.

If the Tea party Neo Troglodyte GOP gets behind him sure, if not I don’t think he will make it.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:20:03pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

Dude.

Fine, I privatized it.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:20:33pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

You’re on a roll tonight. I’ve spit twice.

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Varek Raith  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:21:31pm

So, did Rick Perry just rage quit?
XD

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:21:44pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

Too many exposed gas cans. One round into a gas can followed by a tracer round and this guys toast.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:22:32pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

The owner of this vehicle is ready for when the shit goes down.

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Approach angles, how do they work?

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:23:48pm

re: #229 Cheechako

Too many exposed gas cans. One round into a gas can followed by a tracer round and this guys toast.

You have to imagine a Mad Max world, where gasoline is more valuable than gold. There has to be a bunch of swords and shit inside the vehicle too! Just sayin’.

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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:24:31pm

re: #229 Cheechako

I think his first worry would be coming up on an unexpected sharp curve.

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:25:19pm

re: #231 teleskiguy

You have to imagine a Mad Max world, where gasoline is more valuable than gold. There has to be a bunch of swords and shit inside the vehicle too! Just sayin’.

Probably lots of ammo. The thing is so overloaded it’s going to bust both the axles and springs.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:27:04pm

re: #233 Cheechako

Probably lots of ammo. The thing is so overloaded it’s going to bust both the axles and springs.

He/she could have welded the axle and suspension him/herself knowing the vehicle would carry such a load. Weirder things have happened.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:27:45pm

re: #176 Romantic Heretic

That sums my opinion on Unix pretty nicely.

I regard Unix as the Latin of the computer priesthood. Its purpose isn’t to facilitate communication but to inhibit it. The language makes sure that the power stays inside the group that uses it and guarantees that the great unwashed will be dependent on the intervention of the enlightened to gain any access at all to God (computer).

The Computer is your friend. Obey The Computer.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:28:27pm

It’s an ironic object, with wheels.

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:29:27pm

re: #234 teleskiguy

He could have welded the axle and suspension himself knowing the vehicle would carry such a load. Weirder things have happened.

It looks like an older Jeep Cherokee. If the axles and springs hold then the tires might blow. This is the guy you want to start the “revolution” as he’s going to be easy to take out.

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Great White Snark  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:29:35pm

Video

Funny how the blues can make a man feel better.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:31:12pm

re: #229 Cheechako

re: #230 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Pretty sure it’s an art-car joke. It is emulating the British Pink Panthers, built around the stretch version of my Rover.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:33:08pm

re: #237 Cheechako

It looks like an older Jeep Cherokee. If the axles and springs hold then the tires might blow.

Looks like a 90s model Isuzu Trooper. And maybe, just maybe (this is my conspiracy mind running amok) the tires are solid rubber. And they have five cameras all around the fucker so they can drive it on roads!

Maybe all those gas cans are actually filled with water.

My head is on fire!
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b_sharp  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:34:32pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

The owner of this vehicle is ready for when the shit goes down.

[Embedded content]

Can you say paranoia?

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:34:51pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

Pretty sure it’s an art-car joke. It is emulating the British Pink Panthers, built around the stretch version of my Rover.

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Good catch! That’s a better thought to hold about the vehicle.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:38:08pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

Thanks. I didn’t really need to have that image injected into my mind.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:39:14pm

When it comes to climate change Marco Rubio is no scientist.

When it comes to abortion Marco Rubio is all about science.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:39:32pm

Marco Rubio’s official campaign website would like you to sign a petition indicating that you know that humans can’t turn into donkeys or cats.
marcorubio.com

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:40:32pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

I think you mean “science.”

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Viscous Obama  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:40:33pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

When it comes to climate change Marco Rubio is no scientist.

When it comes to abortion Marco Rubio is all about science.

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Someone should tell Rubio that his “New American Century” started 15 years ago

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Cheechako  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:42:24pm

re: #239 Decatur Deb

Possibly and art car. But look at the decal on the driver’s door. Looks like some type of Possie Comatas or Citizens on Patrol emblem. I still think those cans are gas cans because with the weight on-board he probably gets 1-2 mpg.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:42:31pm

“I know that humans can’t turn into donkeys or cats, and furthermore, I would like you to pester me with emailed requests for money until your campaign finally fizzles out.”

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:43:23pm

re: #245 jaunte

Marco Rubio’s official campaign website would like you to sign a petition indicating that you know that humans can’t turn into donkeys or cats.
marcorubio.com

You notice that they were careful to avoided anything about turning into a platypus. Rubio is soft on platypi and it’s time the world knows it!

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:44:00pm

re: #250 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Otterduck!

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:44:15pm

re: #248 Cheechako

Possibly and art car. But look at the decal on the driver’s door. Looks like some type of Possie Comatas or Citizens on Patrol emblem. I still think those cans are gas cans because with the weight on-board he probably gets 1-2 mpg.

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Viscous Obama  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:44:18pm

TRUMP/CRUZ 2016

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:45:33pm

re: #218 Cheechako

Reposted from downstairs.

Looking at the highlights of Trump’s letter…

Since I announced my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president I have soared to first place in the polls, defying the mainstream media and the GOP establishment.
I am rising in the polls
I have a long track record of producing big results. Very big results.
As president, I would build the finest Veterans Hospital system in the world
I have been tremendously blessed in this country.
I am very rich and I created something very special.

there can be one, and only one, possible theme song for his campaign.

C’est Moi

C’est moi! C’est moi, I’m forced to admit.
‘Tis I, I humbly reply.
That mortal who
These marvels can do,
C’est moi, c’est moi, ‘tis I.
I’ve never lost
In battle or game;
I’m simply the best by far.
When swords are crossed
‘Tis always the same:
One blow and au revoir!
C’est moi! C’est moi! So adm’rably fit!
A French Prometheus unbound.
And here I stand, with valour untold,
Exeption’ly brave, amazingly bold
To serve at the Table Round!

…C’est moi! C’est moi, I blush to disclose.
I’m far too noble to lie.
That man in whom
These qualities bloom,
C’est moi, c’est moi, ‘tis I.
I’ve never strayed
From all I believe;
I’m blessed with an iron will.
Had I been made
The partner of Eve,
We’d be in Eden still.
C’est moi! C’est moi! The angels have chose
To fight their battles below,
And here I stand, as pure as a pray’r,
Incredibly clean, with virtue to spare,
The godliest man I know!
C’est moi!

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plansbandc  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:46:42pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

Looks like the vehicles that took apart the house two doors down from us. There were several. Terrifying what the police have become in this country.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:47:27pm

re: #242 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Good catch! That’s a better thought to hold about the vehicle.

There were small numbers of panthers over a couple generations of Rovers, the proved quite effective in the desert night—that’s why they’re pink. Older, smaller version (more like mine) kitted out:

Image: land-rover-88-series-iii-light-weight-ffr-04.jpg

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:48:27pm

re: #254 BeachDem

Hail to the Trump,
He’s the Trumpest, Trumpest, Trumpest,
Hail to the Trump,
He’s the Trumpest, Trumpest, Trump…

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:48:28pm

re: #253 Viscous Obama

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TRUMP/CRUZ 2016

That’s clearly what the two of them are trying to set up.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:48:58pm

re: #248 Cheechako

Possibly and art car. But look at the decal on the driver’s door. Looks like some type of Possie Comatas or Citizens on Patrol emblem. I still think those cans are gas cans because with the weight on-board he probably gets 1-2 mpg.

Couldn’t find an enlarged decal. If it’s his real SHTF ride, he’s not going to be a problem.

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unproven innocence  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:49:23pm

re: #176 Romantic Heretic

That sums my opinion on Unix pretty nicely.

I regard Unix as the Latin of the computer priesthood. Its purpose isn’t to facilitate communication but to inhibit it. The language makes sure that the power stays inside the group that uses it and guarantees that the great unwashed will be dependent on the intervention of the enlightened to gain any access at all to God (computer).

Considering the available terminals in the early days, short/cryptic commands were favored by those who wanted their fingers still functional after age 30 or so. Image: File:ASR-33_at_CHM.agr.jpg

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:50:36pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

He’s really fixated on that “can it become a cat?” bumph.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:51:28pm

That Marco Rubio video is a real jaw-dropper. And he posted it at his website because he apparently thinks it makes him look good.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:52:07pm

re: #261 jaunte

He’s really fixated on that “can it become a cat?” bumph.

A human can’t turn into a cat! SCIENCE!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:53:55pm

ANZAC tank-killer gun buggy version with a 106 recoilless rifle. Note it carries only 6 rounds, because in no imaginable scenario would it last longer than that.

Image: lrswb10.jpg

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:54:42pm

re: #256 Decatur Deb

There were small numbers of panthers over a couple generations of Rovers, the proved quite effective in the desert night—that’s why they’re pink. Older, smaller version (more like mine) kitted out..

Coolness. The Brits tried some very imaginative units in WWII as well. PPA (Popski’s Private Army) being one of them. Very swashbuckling stuff.

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Varek Raith  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:56:53pm

re: #261 jaunte

He’s really fixated on that “can it become a cat?” bumph.

Catgirls.
Your argument is invalid.

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:57:58pm

re: #224 #FergusonFireside

Revisit the 60’s civil rights actions. Same. Bull Connor is almost every sheriff.

Your worries are exactly the same as before.

Just watched another documentary about Freedom Summer on PBS

1964: The Fight for a Right

It ended with them talking about the fight still going on today. Sad. Infuriating.

Wasn’t as good as “Freedom Summer” but kind of a different perspective, and very worth watching.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 7:58:01pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

It doesn’t seem to me a solid reason to force a woman to carry a rapist’s offspring to term.

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:00:24pm

re: #268 jaunte

It doesn’t seem to me a solid reason to force a woman to carry a rapist’s offspring to term.

It’s all about what women can and cannot do with their own bodies, the language isn’t coded anymore. It’s being spewed by candidates for president.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:01:29pm

re: #247 Viscous Obama

Someone should tell Rubio that his “New American Century” started 15 years ago

And twenty five years ago it was supposed to be the end of history.

Damn, that was a funny book.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:01:58pm

re: #263 Charles Johnson

A human can’t turn into a cat! SCIENCE!

Magic!
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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:02:02pm

re: #257 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Hail to the Trump,
He’s the Trumpest, Trumpest, Trumpest,
Hail to the Trump,
He’s the Trumpest, Trumpest, Trump…

Catchy, but I don’t hear Robert Goulet singing it.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:02:28pm

re: #264 Decatur Deb

ANZAC tank-killer gun buggy version with a 106 recoilless rifle. Note it carries only 6 rounds, because in no imaginable scenario would it last longer than that.

Image: lrswb10.jpg

That’s horribly underarmed.

Ontos!
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stpaulbear  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:03:14pm

re: #261 jaunte

He’s really fixated on that “can it become a cat?” bumph.

It can become a cat!
But only a woman.
And only on the moon.

edit: crap, it won’t play here.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:04:03pm

re: #273 Feline Fearless Leader

That’s horribly underarmed.

[Embedded content]

Built a Revel model of that as a child. They were still using them in Vietnam.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:04:36pm

re: #260 unproven innocence

Considering the available terminals in the early days, short/cryptic commands were favored by those who wanted their fingers still functional after age 30 or so. Image: File:ASR-33_at_CHM.agr.jpg

As a person with a mild co-ordination problem anything that requires precise typing is beyond me.

It’s why I quit being a computer programmer. I could see the future. The future was Unix and I had no place in it.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:05:10pm

re: #269 teleskiguy

It’s all about what women can do with their own bodies, the language isn’t coded anymore. It’s being spewed by candidates for president.

Just as what’s going on in parts of Missouri right now isn’t even pretending to be about maintaining law and order any more.

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WhatEVs  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:05:30pm

re: #96 Skip Intro

I was a Limbaugh listener back then. His attacks on McCain were vicious.

Limbaugh was totally in the Bush camp because daddy Bush let him spend a night in the White House.

Rush and Fox were all for Bush. Remember the Bush call to Limbaugh where he (Bush the elder) asked - while he thought he was off air - “How’s our man Ailes?” Talk about telling.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:06:31pm

re: #264 Decatur Deb

ANZAC tank-killer gun buggy version with a 106 recoilless rifle. Note it carries only 6 rounds, because in no imaginable scenario would it last longer than that.

Image: lrswb10.jpg

It’s like in War Thunder Ground Forces. You never carry max rounds because there is little chance you’ll live until the end of the battle. Plus the more ammo you carry the more likely your vehicle will blow up.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:06:54pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:07:57pm

re: #277 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Just as what’s going on in parts of Missouri right now isn’t even pretending to be about maintaining law and order any more.

One of the nutcases I watch maintains that the Civil War II that they crave actually started some years ago. Hate to think he might be right.

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jaunte  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:08:35pm
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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:09:41pm

re: #273 Feline Fearless Leader

Ontos! I believe that it was only used by the USMC. They weren’t real popular because a crewman had to stand outside the vehicle to load and reload all those tubes.

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Mattand  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:14:01pm

re: #245 jaunte

Marco Rubio’s official campaign website would like you to sign a petition indicating that you know that humans can’t turn into donkeys or cats.
marcorubio.com

I went to the link.

I read the headline.

I’m convinced that Rubio’s site was hacked by the Onion. Because I refuse to believe that a rational* human who wants to be President would post something like this.

*(Yes, I know we’re talking about Republicans here.)

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Feline Fearless Leader  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:18:58pm

re: #283 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Ontos! I believe that it was only used by the USMC. They weren’t real popular because a crewman had to stand outside the vehicle to load and reload all those tubes.

Picture is from the USMC Museum in Quantico. They had vehicles in large diorama displays. The Ontos was in the Vietnam one.

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:19:28pm
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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:22:59pm

Speaking of big guns on improbable vehicles, the B25H, equipped with a 75mm cannon and 4 .50 cal machine guns. Quant suff!

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:28:12pm

Well, that was a waste of time tonight. 5 hours, 3 deliveries & $12 in tips, $11 from one of them. I am lucky in that I don’t get paid tipped wages - I get regular minimum which while pitiful is still much better than the stupidity they pull on waitstaff.

At least it bought a six pack of Guinness… < pfft > Ah…

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RealityBasedSteve  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:30:25pm

Well, I’m off to bed. Hopefully HostGator will get my email straightened out. 5 minutes from clicking “Send” to it arriving is unacceptable. Especially since it’s sitting exactly 5 minutes on an intermediate server before being passed out their gateway. I’ve sent their support people annotated copies of header files showing just what is happening, spent an hour in chat with them, not feeling good about this. I may just end up going to another hosting company if they can’t get it straight.

The ‘Tech Support” chat line was useless…. yes, I do think I have the right user name and password configured in my email client, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have been able to send the f-ing email to get the headers to demonstrate what the problem is. ARGH… it’s been over 24 hours and all they say is “Our Administrators are working on tickets in the order received.”

I’ve posted the particulars to a number of experienced admins I know, hoping to get more feedback from them.

To the best of my knowledge, and it’s nothing that is showing up in my cPanel, I’ve not configured it to do any kind of “anti-virus” or “anti-spam” filtering, especially on outbound mail.

Any tips from the lizards?

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:30:41pm
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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:32:30pm
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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:34:10pm

re: #291 Bubblehead II

wowwowowowowowow

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:37:18pm

re: #291 Bubblehead II

Isn’t it about time to federalize the Missouri NG and send them in with RA oversight?

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William Lewis  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:37:26pm

re: #176 Romantic Heretic

That sums my opinion on Unix pretty nicely.

I regard Unix as the Latin of the computer priesthood. Its purpose isn’t to facilitate communication but to inhibit it. The language makes sure that the power stays inside the group that uses it and guarantees that the great unwashed will be dependent on the intervention of the enlightened to gain any access at all to God (computer).

In the mid to late 80’s I used Unix, LispM’s, VMS & IBM (batch only) and while the LispM’s were cool, the AI Winter took care of them. IBM is the real home of the priesthood. VMS is probably the most fascinating OS I ever used but there’s little a home user can do with it. Unix had it’s foibles growing out of a desire to port a video game to a computer too small to run it and then building a text processing engine on top of those foibles to make the bosses happy with their investment of time, machines & money. But as the Russians put it, Perfect is the enemy of good enough. Unix was, and is, good enough.

Xenix 2.3.5, Minix 1.x, Linux .98 … those were the good days. Technologically better and much more interesting socially than anything else coming out of Redmond. OS/2 had it’s moments and even NT wasn’t too bad before Cutler got shunted aside and graphics drivers got zero ring privilages…

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:37:30pm

re: #286 Jenner7

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They have no idea how to maintain the peace. All they know is shields, spray & guns.

Our police………

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:39:41pm

re: #291 Bubblehead II

And most of the replies are going after the parents for allowing her out there. I realize she’s young, but talk about missing the point.

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:40:48pm

re: #296 Belafon

And most of the replies are going after the parents for allowing her out there. I realize she’s young, but talk about missing the point.

It’s ingrained.

Asking for justice just tips that comfy status quo.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:41:55pm

re: #287 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Speaking of big guns on improbable vehicles, the B25H, equipped with a 75mm cannon and 4 .50 cal machine guns. Quant suff!

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How about strapping a M40 106mm RR to an OV-10 Bronco


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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:44:19pm

re: #292 Jenner7

wowwowowowowowow

FPD is trying to incite a riot. Their tactic are meant to intimidate but are only going to inflame. These fuckers WANT a conflict and they’ll get one even if they have to create it.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:44:43pm

re: #293 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Isn’t it about time to federalize the Missouri NG and send them in with RA oversight?

Not going to happen.

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:48:43pm

Situation report from this side of outer wingnuttia.
I’m following the aftermath of the IKEA stabbings in Västerås in various fora frequented by right-wing elements this side of the pond.
They’re having a field day and all are all over the place.
Like, did you know this was a bona fide IS attack and the government is covering it up? Yeah, really, that’s how delusional they are here.
Not to mention the slurs used, makes me sick to my stomach.
So far the only new info is that there are two detained, and that the victims are a mother and a son (55 and 28 years of age, respectively).
Will keep you posted on any major developments.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:51:50pm

re: #298 FormerDirtDart

How about strapping a M40 106mm RR to an OV-10 Bronco

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Interesting idea. The muzzle blast would raise hell with the skin of that aircraft. It is, IIRC, 1/16’ 2024 aluminum sheet on that part of the fuselage. They had a 20mm centerline-mounted cannon pod for the Bronco and the muzzle blast from it, even with a blast diffuser, was enough to ruin the skin. We had to hand make and fit 1/4” thick aluminum panels on the aircraft that used the 20mm.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:54:24pm

re: #298 FormerDirtDart

How about strapping a M40 106mm RR to an OV-10 Bronco

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Bronco can be armed with Zuni rocket pods, a much better option.

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freetoken  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:54:32pm

re: #245 jaunte

Marco Rubio’s official campaign website would like you to sign a petition indicating that you know that humans can’t turn into donkeys or cats.
marcorubio.com

Ahh… but a mouse can turn into a human!!

Image: Vacanti_mouse.jpg

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teleskiguy  Aug 10, 2015 • 8:54:58pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:00:41pm

re: #291 Bubblehead II

Posted this on my FB and what do you know. The very first comment:

Because 12 year olds never break the law.

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:01:02pm

For a laugh (we need one.)

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:03:43pm

re: #303 goddamnedfrank

Bronco can be armed with Zuni rocket pods, a much better option.

The normal loadout for our Broncos was 24 Zunis; four four-shot pods under the fuselage and a two-shot pod under each wing outboard of the prop arc. They also loaded the four electrically fired 7.62mm machine guns in the sponsons. Depending, we would also hang four 19-shot pods loaded with 2.75” heavy FFARs and Zunis under the wings. We were fond of the 19-shot pods because they were very close to the proportions of a tall beer can and so we painted them as such.

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TedStriker  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:04:57pm

re: #308 Higgs Boson’s Mate

The normal loadout for our Broncos was 24 Zunis; four four-shot pods under the fuselage and a two-shot pod under each wing outboard of the prop arc. They also loaded the four electrically fired 7.76mm machine guns in the sponsons. Depending, we would also hang four 19-shot pods loaded with 2.75” heavy FFARs and Zunis under the wings. We were fond of the 19-shot pods because they were very close to the proportions of a tall beer can and so we painted them as such.

“This Bud’s for you!”

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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:06:16pm

re: #306 GlutenFreeJesus

Posted this on my FB and what do you know. The very first comment:

Because 12 year olds never break the law.

Curfew violation no doubt.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:07:58pm

re: #309 TedStriker

“This Bud’s for you!”

If it came down to perimeter strikes we loaded Olde English 800.

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Belafon  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:08:24pm

re: #306 GlutenFreeJesus

Posted this on my FB and what do you know. The very first comment:

Because 12 year olds never break the law.

I’m pretty sure they arrested her because she was the one they could handle.

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No Depression  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:11:02pm
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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:12:25pm
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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:18:25pm
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retired cynic  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:20:03pm

re: #315 Jenner7

Not just that, but that disastrous adventure, IMHO, completely lit the fuse on what we have in the Middle East now.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:28:15pm
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Lidane  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:33:46pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:38:49pm
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Joe Bacon  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:42:37pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

OOPS!

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Chan Kobun  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:44:47pm

re: #319 Jenner7

Translation: POP charge + denial of wrongdoing. Naturally the replies are half “fuck you liars” and the other half are “hurp hurp lawless scums no surprise they’re teh negroze”.

And these people fucking vote.

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No Depression  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:47:54pm

re: #319 Jenner7

Bullshit.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:49:31pm

re: #322 No Depression

Bullshit.

They have a mimeographed High School diploma to prove it.

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:51:47pm
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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 9:53:58pm

Ugh—a whole slew of more reasons to hate Scott Walker—not only a Koch puppet, but a diehard ALEC worshiper/enabler.

talkingpointsmemo.com

(Long, but extremely informative and well-written article about the many ugly faces of Scott Walker.)

What. A Scumbag.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 10, 2015 • 10:06:30pm

re: #325 BeachDem

The people who puppeted Scott Walker seem to be more ruthless and less patient every day. Mayhap they’ll drop Walker like the dull tool he is if he doesn’t make a good showing this time around.

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 10:13:24pm
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 10, 2015 • 10:44:12pm

re: #327 Jenner7

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Crazy

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BeachDem  Aug 10, 2015 • 10:49:01pm

Just ordered a kindle version of a book I read and loved in the 1960s. “Five Smooth Stones” by Ann Fairbairn. Hope it’s as good as I remember.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:03:22pm

trump as president will transform the oval office into The Genuine Gold Plated Room Very Classy Very Classy

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:09:07pm

Oh lord

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:10:29pm

And compare these white men with guns to this:

“they had weapons”

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Teukka  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:10:54pm

re: #331 Jenner7

Oh lord

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+1 on “Oh Lord”

*groans softly as he begins to headdesk*

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Jenner7  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:36:49pm

Oh lord part 2

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 10, 2015 • 11:53:54pm

re: #334 Jenner7

Oh lord part 2

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Tactic of provoking people to respond and then whining about how they are being oppressed.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:16:38am

STL County issues State of Emergency. Numerous black citizens have been detained, searched and arrested, many initially for the suspicion of having weapons. Yet a bunch of white, right wing Oathkeeper militia members have been allowed by the police to openly carry combat rifles and body armor. Oh yeah, and they’re there apparently at the behest of Alex Jones.

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teleskiguy  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:28:08am

re: #336 goddamnedfrank

More people should see this. More people should know the quick and incredible organization of racist white people and the havoc they can wreak just by being them.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:33:17am

re: #150 FormerDirtDart

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:33:26am

If you were a Ferguson business owner, wouldn’t you feel safer knowing that a bunch of bigoted crackers were wandering around your streets armed and ready to shoot?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:34:49am

re: #338 Ace-o-aces

Megyn Kelly tells Trump: “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism”

She should apologize for bleeding out of her “whatever”

/

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:43:22am

The President of the STL Oath Keepers chapter is a total fucking nutjob chiropractor, but I repeat myself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 1:53:40am

re: #341 goddamnedfrank

The President of the STL Oath Keepers chapter is a total fucking nutjob chiropractor, but I repeat myself.

If driving while black is a already a crime that carries a potential death sentence, then presidenting while black is certainly an impeachable offense that calls for public drawing and quartering…


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