Oath Keepers Militia Carrying Assault Rifles in the Streets of Ferguson

At the behest of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones
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As St. Louis County Police stage mass arrests of black protesters for suspicion of possessing weapons, tonight in Ferguson, Missouri, the extreme right wing militia Oath Keepers are stalking the streets openly carrying assault rifles.

And they were sent by conspiracy lunatic Alex Jones to protect his “reporters.”

Were you wondering how insane these people are? Wonder no more. Here’s the guy pictured above in a video he posted at YouTube. (h/t: gdf.)

Youtube Video

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449 comments

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 2:59:01am

4:57 AM, hot coffee, fresh absurdities. There are adjustments to be made in our environment.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:03:52am

Pretty sure that guy is J Duane Weed, a St Louis County chiropractor and, according to CNN, the President of the St Louis Oath Keepers chapter.

Here he is on Alex Jones’ show in August of 2013, apparently just before he harvested his beard:

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:12:39am

It’s getting to the point where you can’t even ask ‘What fresh hell awaits?’ any more.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:16:40am

Second Lives Matter.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:17:48am

Here’s his batshit crazy survival guide.

On that page is the following mind blowing video, apparently from a segment he did for TLC:

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KiTA  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:18:37am

Huge power outage in Twin Falls. Went off 3 hours ago, my measurements say it came back on about 2 hours after it went out. Thankfully I unplugged my PC / Home Entertainment setup / etc. God, that wouldn’t be a good day…

Right after I put a pot of navy beans on the croc pot, too. Bleh.

Twin is really pretty at night with no power. Apparently no one remembers that you’re supposed to STOP at an intersection with no power — treat it like a four way. Damned fools. Saw three ambulances out tonight, which doesn’t surprise me at all.

(Related: I’m regularly getting 95-100%s on the Idaho DMV practice written. Just gotta get down and take it and renew my tags to practice driving a bit.)

Discovered the best time to find out you’re missing your emergency flashlight is BEFORE the power outage, not right at the beginning of one. On the plus side, I got to meet the Walmart loss prevention guys again — they stopped me from leaving the store to check my receipt. Pretty sure they’re not allowed to do that (it’s not like Costco where there’s a membership involved) but I just wanted to get home by that point.

In other good news, I’ve lost 15 pounds in the month or so since leaving the Casino. I won’t say where I’m at (I’m still outrageously overweight) but downwards is progress, right?

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KiTA  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:27:09am

I’m guessing it’s my black safari vest that’s triggering something at Walmart’s loss prevention department. I usually go in quite late at night and they’ve stopped me oh, 4 out of the past 5 times. Today there was an older gentleman at the door when I came in, I spoke with him briefly, did my rounds, paid, went to leave, and there was a different younger guy who didn’t have much in the way of customer service experience waiting for me.

Ah well, fuck’m. If I was going to steal from a store, it’d be a higher class establishment than WALMART. :P

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:28:07am

re: #5 goddamnedfrank

Here’s his batshit crazy survival guide.

On that page is the following mind blowing video, apparently from a segment he did for TLC:

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Video

His gasmask is useless as long as he has the beard. Think it through, Doc.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:30:20am

Hoo boy, this one is the craziest yet.

Way to go STL PD! You’ve let an group of openly armed and up armored fuckwits, led by this pathologically paranoid delusional beardo patrol your streets, simply because they’re white. All while tackling and arresting black people who just look at you funny, and freaking out if you have an inkling that they might have a weapon.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:33:55am

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

Hoo boy, this one is the craziest yet.

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Way to go STL PD! You’ve let an group of openly armed and up armored fuckwits, led by this pathologically paranoid, delusional beardo, patrol your streets, simply because they’re white. All while tackling and arresting black people who just look at you funny, and freaking out if you have an inkling that they might have a weapon.

If the State authorities or Feds don’t go in there, the next dead kid(s) are on them. Time to rebuild that place brick by brick.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:54:51am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:56:29am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

For God’s sake don’t tell him about the Soros checks.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 3:56:54am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:01:14am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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And that’s why I don’t subscribe. It’s just more fun hitting the hatemail tipjar.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:02:56am

That, and I’d miss the nice lonely Russian ladies who like older men.

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freetoken  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:09:38am

re: #5 goddamnedfrank

Here’s his batshit crazy survival guide.

On that page is the following mind blowing video, apparently from a segment he did for TLC:

Yes, the Touching Little Children network is a magnet for all things throwback in this country.

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freetoken  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:11:17am

Smelling smoke, I look at the weather map and see we are getting NE wind, all the way down from Anza. It’s many miles to Anza from here, but apparently that is where the smoke originates. The fire there is up to about 150 acres now, and there is a heat warning out for tomorrow in the desert.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:12:06am

re: #16 freetoken

Comment format is broken here, needs moar carriage returns.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:14:05am

Dogwalk, BBL.

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freetoken  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:14:25am

re: #18 Decatur Deb

I deleted the video embed.

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freetoken  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:16:13am

So, say you are a pro wrestler and booked to play the biggest card of the year for your company down in Mexico city.

What’s the easiest way to be a heel and get people to boo you?

Why, it’s pretty easy:

Heel Cage wearing Trump
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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:16:15am

Will be hard to argue it was a “random guy” or an unjustified shooting.

Tyrone Harris showed off guns on Facebook, was out on bond for other felony charges

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:26:43am

re: #21 freetoken

I think that’s the cheapest way to get heel heat that I’ve EVER seen.

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:28:40am

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

I love the guys that are replying to him…and they’re mumbling at the screen like they can barely stay awake.

“I’m mad as hell…and…naptiem…”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:31:27am

re: #12 Decatur Deb

For God’s sake don’t tell him about the Soros checks.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:35:02am

Watch Whiteness in Action==>

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:37:52am

I swear, the OafKeepers must have some kind of magical coating on their bodies that allows them to basically be invisible to law enforcement in STL, while others get snatched and grabbed under the “assumption” of having a weapon, get detained while being a 12 year old, or some other bullshit.

Wonder what that could be…

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:39:13am

re: #26 The Vicious Babushka

Watch Whiteness in Action==>

Lexi, 19, stands to protect cops, “I would rather get hit by something than let it hit them.”

Is that Meg Griffin?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:40:21am

re: #28 makeitstop

Is that Meg Griffin?

That does look like Family Guy cosplay

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:40:37am

re: #26 The Vicious Babushka

Watch Whiteness in Action==>

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Oh Shit.

Watch her become a new young damsel hero to some on the right.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:41:08am

re: #30 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Oh Shit.

Watch her become a new young damsel hero to some on the right.

Dana Muhgunz already Tweeted this

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Bubblehead II  Aug 11, 2015 • 4:46:24am

Morning Lizards. Hey Kita. if your still here, want to schedule a meet so I can return your stuff. Free all week.

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KiTA  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:09:30am

re: #32 Bubblehead II

I’ll send you a twitter DM with my phone number. What all is there to get to me? Glasses and tester?

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A Mom Anon  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:12:41am

re: #27 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

….being so white you’re transparent. I’ll cut this kid some slack, she’s only 19 and her brain isn’t done developing yet. The OathKeepers on the other hand, while having undeveloped brains, don’t have the same excuse. Their underdevelopment comes from a lack of use. An obvious case of use it or lose it.

Sigh. Could America just grow the fuck up some, FFS?

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Bubblehead II  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:16:20am

re: #33 KiTA

I’ll send you a twitter DM with my phone number. What all is there to get to me? Glasses and tester?

yep.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:18:24am

re: #34 A Mom Anon

….being so white you’re transparent. I’ll cut this kid some slack, she’s only 19 and her brain isn’t done developing yet. The OathKeepers on the other hand, while having undeveloped brains, don’t have the same excuse. Their underdevelopment comes from a lack of use. An obvious case of use it or lose it.

Sigh. Could America just grow the fuck up some, FFS?

Unless there’s more info on background and motivation, I wouldn’t even assume she’s not correct. From one photo, she could be anything from a nutcase cop groupie to a pacifist with a developed strategy.

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Doofus  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:19:15am

From Wall Street player to a broken down man, the power of addiction, cunning, baffling, and powerful.

The stockbroker — who was pals with “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort — raked in the dough from plum jobs with Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer & Co., living large in a Soho loft and driving around in a BMW.
But the tall, blue-eyed-and-blond regular at downtown dance clubs partied too hard — sucking down Rémy Martin-and-Cokes and snorting mountains of cocaine.
The good times turned into a downward spiral that lasted three decades — and led him to a life on the streets, sleeping on empty pizza boxes on a Greenwich Village sidewalk, his family says.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:22:59am

OK, off to walk the whiny ass canine or there will be NO PEACE. NONE. EVAR. Geesh. Be Excellent to One Another oh Scaly Ones….

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:25:19am

This made me smile==>

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:30:22am

Ted Cruz is using the bogus videos in his campaign ads.
LOOK AT ALL TEH DISABLED CHILDRENS WHO’S PARENTS DIDN’T GIVE THEM TEH AUTISM CAUSING POLIO VACCINES!!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:39:07am

BTW this is not some “historic artwork” it was built in 1998

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JoyP  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:50:22am

They only reason these people show up at these events, heavily armed and shielded is the hope of provoking the protesters so they have an excuse to open fire. I’m sure in Missouri it would be a defensible stance for them. I know it’s been said many times, what will it take for people to finally get the NRA out of Congress and to take back our streets? These delusional people are a minority but let’s face it with guns, body armor, and a loud voice (Fox News, etc) they get most of the attention. It’s a bullying tactic.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:51:12am

This is white privilege on parade. Every last bit of it.

Imagine if you will if a bunch of heavily armed black men just happened to show up claiming to protect the protesters from the cops.

Do you think the cops would allow them to do so? I think not. There’d be arrests, and quite possibly shooting too. After all, blacks in STL are shot and killed without so much as being armed, let alone waltzing around with semi-auto guns and body armor.

This is the problem in a nutshell.

This is why the whole #alllivesmatter is BS. Because it’s abundantly clear that not all lives matter equally. For the police, whites matter more than blacks. Blacks are still stopped more, even though the MO AG’s office repeatedly found throughout the state that police found more contraband with whites than blacks.

Minorities are targeted.

Minority communities are levied an open tax on their existence - police fines, fees, arrests, and lost time trying to fight the deluge. It just isn’t called a tax. It’s just the cost of living while black.

And this has to end. Justice demands it.

But the Missouri legislators and governor aren’t about to put their feet down and end the inequities. Nope, they aren’t. They are allowing the STL area police to continue doing what they’ve always been doing, and last night’s non-event with the Oath Keepers is proof.

Blacks protesting peacefully results in state of emergency. Whites carrying semi-auto guns openly gets a mere shrug of the shoulder from cops.

While the police departments need to be gutted, filleted, and shuttered - especially the FPD and STL Co. PD - change must come from the politicians governing the state to enforce change on the muncipal governments that maintain the status quo. We’ve already seen that Ferguson has reverted to type in treating the community as a piggy bank after a short reprieve.

The spotlight is insufficient. This requires still more action.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:56:15am
Former top Obama adviser David Plouffe on Monday blasted Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for opposing the Iran deal, suggesting it makes him unfit to lead Senate Democrats.

thehill.com
Exactly. Throw the bum out.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 5:59:59am

re: #43 lawhawk

If Farrakhan had a sense of humour, he might offer to send a contingent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:00:37am
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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:05:04am

Bradley, an 11-year veteran of the company, said he was shocked, and so was fellow deliveryman Alex Brooks, who has worked with Bradley for years and was sitting next to him in the delivery truck when the manager called.

“To me, it just ain’t right for a business that we work at to go on with the woman’s wishes,” Brooks told WSET.

Brooks, who is white, told the station he refused to get back in the truck and complete the delivery without his longtime partner.

“It was one of those things like, ‘These guys will get over it,’” Brooks said. “They’re tough guys, they’re delivery guys and that’s kind of where I just had to put my foot down and say I couldn’t do it with them.”

Bradley told WSET that he didn’t expect his employer to accept the customer’s demand.

“I mean, I thought that Lowe’s would take up for me,” he said.

Chris Ahearn, a Lowe’s spokeswoman, told The Washington Post that the manager involved in the incident has been fired and that the company wants its drivers to know that “we back them completely.”

Good, that manager was fired. Good on the white driver for refusing to cave to the racist customer.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:07:37am

re: #47 wrenchwench

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Good, that manager was fired. Good on the white driver for refusing to cave to the racist customer.

What year are we living in?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:10:12am

heh

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b.d.  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:12:38am

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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So who is going to be the first to throw in the towel, Perry or Paul?

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:13:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:13:34am

re: #50 b.d.

So who is going to be the first to throw in the towel, Perry or Paul?

My guess is Perry.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:14:54am

Ah, the ‘double patriots’.

Their presence is bound to have a calming effect on the situation.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:15:19am

re: #50 b.d.

So who is going to be the first to throw in the towel, Perry or Paul?

Perry. He already can’t pay his bills and is telling staffers no pay except travel reimbursements. That’s a sign of circling the drain and drawing down on his meager resources.

Frankly 10 of the 17 should be calling it quits based on their polling/debate performance, but they wont. This is such a weak field that they still think they’ve got a chance. Even Pataki who can’t even rate anyone as supporting him in some of the polls.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:16:59am

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

My guess is Perry.

Perry. He’s apparently not even able to pay his staff.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:19:56am

Perry is out first. Paul still has a national following and will pick up some support when/if Trump drops out. Perry never had a chance since his inability to name three departments he wanted to eliminate.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:21:50am

I was force-fed six times — in a Soviet prison

Some pretty graphic descriptions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:22:11am
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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:30:12am
Dr. Mohammed Dajani challenged one of the biggest taboos in Palestinian society when he took a group of Palestinian students to visit the death camps of Europe. Without this kind of education, he says, reconciliation is impossible.

972mag.com

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:30:14am

The employer thought legal Mexicans can be treated just like illegal Mexicans:

[…]

According to the complaint, Jernigan “also threated [sic] to report Plaintiff to immigration and to kick Plaintiff out of the housing supplied by Defendants.”

Bolanos-Ramirez is not the first — and won’t be the last — immigrant to experience wage theft from employers who use the H-2 visa programs to take advantage of legal guest workers. In June, Mexican guest workers sponsored under the H-2A visa program, which is specifically reserved for agricultural work, alleged that they were housed in squalid conditions, paid less than the guaranteed wage, and threatened with deportation or arrest.

A May 2015 Economic Policy Institute report found that temporary legal guest-workers are just as likely to be subjected to low wages as undocumented workers. H-2 visa holders “are tied to [individuals’] employers, therefore they cannot change employers or jobs while working in the U.S,” Lauren Apgar, the EPI study author, said during a panel in May.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:30:25am

Dammit…I am all confused now with this OathKeepers video asking people to state “I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore!”

Isn’t that exactly what the African Americans in Ferguson are doing. Are they not mad as hell and not going to take the Ferguson police departments terrible policing anymore?

Should not these OathKeepers actually be there to protect the “mad as hell” Ferguson protesters???

Oh…I am finally waking up this morning. I think I see the differences. All the people in the OathKeepers video and in the streets of Ferguson are white.

Nevermind.

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b.d.  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:35:38am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

Perry. He’s apparently not even able to pay his staff.

It probably will be Perry but I can see Paul running for the door as fast as he can if it means he might not get to run for his Senate seat.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:36:38am

re: #62 b.d.

It probably will be Perry but I can see Paul running for the door as fast as he can if it means he might not get to run for his Senate seat.

Yeah, probably. I doubt he wants to give that up.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:39:47am

re: #60 wrenchwench

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The employer thought legal Mexicans can be treated just like illegal Mexicans:

The slave trade seems to be alive and well in 21st century America.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:41:30am

There is a fine line between open-carry and brandishing. These terrorist fucktards have crossed it.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:46:51am

re: #65 Dr. Matt

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:49:03am

re: #66 lawhawk

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I don’t think anybody lives under any illusion that if black folks were marching around in the streets of Ferguson, openly brandishing firearms and talking about “protecting” reporters who support the protesters, that it would be long before one or more of them were shot by “scared” cops and the rest hauled off for a laundry list of charges.

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b.d.  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:49:58am

re: #66 lawhawk

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Nothing has changed, the NRA still opposes African Americans carrying guns in public.

//?

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:53:40am

re: #68 b.d.

Oh, no, they wholeheartedly support that…after all, we cracker-americans would be less frightened of unarmed THOSE people than we would be of armed THOSE people.

Whether any of those armed THOSE people would survive encounters with armed cracker-americans is not their problem…

(darkly humorous, but no //)

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Dark_Falcon  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:55:08am

re: #66 lawhawk

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Where’s the evidence the NRA supported that legislation? Reagan did but I’d like to see evidence the NRA did.

Answered.

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Doofus  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:56:01am

re: #44 Nyet

Hit and run I am off to the beach. I find the Kos Kidz calling Senator Schumer a war monger is laughable at best. My goodness what a short memory some folks have. I used to enjoy the “fist fight” he would get in with Senator McCain racing to the camera to denounce the Iraq war. Ah memories.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:57:36am

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 6:59:37am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

salon.com

blog.uwgb.edu

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Dark_Falcon  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:00:00am

re: #67 Targetpractice

I don’t think anybody lives under any illusion that if black folks were marching around in the streets of Ferguson, openly brandishing firearms and talking about “protecting” reporters who support the protesters, that it would be long before one or more of them were shot by “scared” cops and the rest hauled off for a laundry list of charges.

Well, something similar to just that did happen in Dallas, and they call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club.

While white open carry groups have given them a wide berth, they have been careful to state their support of the Newton’s right to carry.

But that’s Texas, where love of rifles has apparently overshadowed fear of black people.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:00:28am

re: #71 Doofus

He was pro-war, just not the way Bush went about it.

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Dark_Falcon  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:00:34am

re: #73 lawhawk

salon.com

blog.uwgb.edu

Thank you.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:01:52am

And here’s Schumer spouting the tired pro-torture ticking bomb trope:

thehill.com

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Doofus  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:02:21am

re: #75 Nyet

LOL!

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:04:10am

re: #78 Doofus

LOL!

That was a very substantive comment, thank you, now go play with the other kids.

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:04:48am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Where’s the evidence the NRA supported that legislation? Reagan did but I’d like to see evidence the NRA did.

Here

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:05:37am

re: #74 Dark_Falcon

Well, something similar to just that did happen in Dallas, and they call themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club.

While white open carry groups have given them a wide berth, they have been careful to state their support of the Newton’s right to carry.

But that’s Texas, where love of rifles has apparently overshadowed fear of black people.

Maybe their love of firearms will build bridges.
BWAHAHAHAHA!

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:08:43am

re: #77 Nyet

And here’s Schumer spouting the tired pro-torture ticking bomb trope:

thehill.com

Yeah, I was really thrilled when Harry Reid endorsed Schumer to succeed him as Senate Minority Leader.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:11:08am

Dana “Muhgunz!” has never been to a Community Public Health Center==>

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:13:33am

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

Dana “Muhgunz!” has never been to a Community Public Health Center==>

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Indeed, it’s the opinion of the type of woman who knows, should abortion ever be banned, that she can afford the “vacation” to Canada to take care of any “sudden illnesses.”

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:14:30am

Some people really do have short memories (and sometimes not a lot of brains to compensate for that), but the internet’s memory is pretty good.

c-span.org

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:15:34am

re: #84 Targetpractice

Indeed, it’s the opinion of the type of woman who knows, should abortion ever be banned, that she can afford the “vacation” to Canada to take care of any “sudden illnesses.”

Public Health centers screen for STDs and provide free vaccinations. They do not perform cancer screening, PAP smears, or prescribe/dispense birth control.

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Archangelus  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:17:42am

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

Change the flag behind him to that of Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Jamiyah Al Isalamiyeh, Hezbollah or Hamas then put a Keffiyeh on him, and lo and behold , this loon is exactly like those violence-peddling monsters in human form (he even has the beard in the exact same form).

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rhuarc  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:17:51am

I find it utterly fascinating that the Oath Keepers, a group ostensibly formed to stop the police state from occurring, is actually in Ferguson to help facilitate the police state. And that the police in St. Louis, who would in theory have issues with the Oath Keepers group, have no problems with them running around fully armed with long rifles. And it’s because, in my opinion, when it comes down to it groups like the Oath Keepers are really formed to protect the white power infrastructure from a police state. If minorities are the object of an oppressive police state like we’re seeing happening in Ferguson again then the Oath Keepers have no qualms about allowing and helping it to happen.

It’s ridiculous to see unarmed black Americans exercising their 1A rights by peacefully protesting be assaulted by the police while armed white Americans are exercising their 2A rights being given a wide berth by the police. If that is not the best example of white privilege I’m not sure what is.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:19:18am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Public Health centers screen for STDs and provide free vaccinations. They do not perform cancer screening, PAP smears, or prescribe/dispense birth control.

And should any consider it, we can be sure that Republicans will be quick to crack down on them just as they have clinics like Planned Parenthood.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:20:04am

Alex Jones and his ilk are begging for an SPLC style incitement suit.

I also think anyone who attacks US troops should be prosecuted for treason, since such an action plainly meets the Constitutional definition of treason, waging war against the United States.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:23:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:25:38am

re: #2 goddamnedfrank

Pretty sure that guy is J Duane Weed, a St Louis County chiropractor and, according to CNN, the President of the St Louis Oath Keepers chapter.

Here he is on Alex Jones’ show in August of 2013, apparently just before he harvested his beard:

Remember, if driving while black is a crime that risks the death penalty, then presidenting while black calls for public drawing and quartering…

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:29:59am

We now know the answer to Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:39:10am

Per Nate Silver (pbuh) Bernie has not hit the wall, but he’s on the plateau.

fivethirtyeight.com

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:41:22am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:41:23am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:41:52am

So that would also include soldiers who are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Wiccan, atheist, etc right Ted & Bryan?

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:43:06am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

Exactly what is stopping the troops from being religious now?

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:44:34am

re: #98 Lidane

Exactly what is stopping the troops from being religious now?

A black man in the White House.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:45:02am

re: #98 Lidane

Exactly what is stopping the troops from being religious now?

HURR HURR TEH LIBRUL ATHEIST SATANISTS IS STOPPIN’ TEH DEVOUT CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS FROM SHARING TEH GOOD NEWS WITH THERE HEATHEN UNSAVED COMRADES SOME OF WHO IS ALSO TEH GHEY!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:49:14am
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ComradeDread  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:49:44am

Is there any other first world nation out there that has roving gangs armed with assault rifles that don’t answer to the governmental authorities?

Is America really on par with third world nations in tolerating this sort of nonsense?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:50:46am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

So that would also include soldiers who are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Wiccan, atheist, etc right Ted & Bryan?

You forget the core thought behind all this: America is a Christian Nation and all other religions take a back seat.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:52:09am

re: #103 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

You forget the core thought behind all this: America is a Christian Nation and all other religions take a back seat.

We guarantee the freedom of all true religion.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:52:32am

re: #94 Decatur Deb

I respect the way Bernie can gather a crowd. Tho I wish the silly season was over, already.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:52:54am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:53:13am

re: #105 Nyet

I respect the way Bernie can gather a crowd. Tho I wish the silly season was over, already.

At some point it’s going to get sad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:53:25am

Alex Jones is upset that Oath Keepers are being demonized by the corporate media.

heh.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:53:35am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

So that would also include soldiers who are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Wiccan, atheist, etc right Ted & Bryan?

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Onward Christian soldiers of course. Everyone else need not apply. [deleted]

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:54:46am

Girls playing with RC Cars and Transformers and boys playing with My Little Pony and Easy Bake Ovens = mass confusion. Obviously.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:55:14am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

So that would also include soldiers who are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Wiccan, atheist, right Ted & Bryan?

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WTF? The military was already bending over backward to accommodate religious preferences when I joined the Navy in 1968. I’m a Buddhist and I’d designated that as my religious preference. It’s stamped on my dogtags. Though I was a lowly Boot, the Navy offered me a car and driver along with the required pass if needed to transport me to a temple off base.

As a vet it nettles me when people who don’t know the first fucking thing about military life pontificate on that subject. Anyone with combat experience knows that prayers in combat are rather terse. They usually goes like this:
BLAM!
“Jesus Christ!”

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:55:30am

They need to round up and arrest all of these damned OathBreakers.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:58:49am

re: #102 ComradeDread

Is there any other first world nation out there that has roving gangs armed with assault rifles that don’t answer to the governmental authorities?

Is America really on par with third world nations in tolerating this sort of nonsense?

I don’t know about the whole country, but there are some third-world states that seem to be fine with it all. Like Missouri, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina…

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:59:01am

re: #106 Dave In Austin

He’s probably complaining because someone stopped some troops from putting “Christian” symbols or remarks on guns or forced chaplains to stop proselytizing.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 7:59:18am

re: #110 Lidane

Ap. Paul had some radical gender ideas too:

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

/

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:00:36am

re: #115 Nyet

Ap. Paul had some radical gender ideas too:

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

/

Hah! A disciple of Saul Alinsky no doubt.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:01:53am

re: #110 Lidane

Yeah, because the toys and other items themselves aren’t gender-specific? Barbies, toys draped in pink, or blue, etc? Clothes? Accessories?

All the cues are still there on the toys or clothes or other items themselves. That isn’t changing.

Just the store deciding it is cheaper/easier to stock stuff regardless of gender - allowing them more flexibility to display/stock than to hew to a blue or pink section or one that has signs identifying boys or girls.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:02:05am

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel

Hah! A disciple of Saul Alinsky no doubt.

Come to think of it… Saul… That’s f’n Alinsky himself!

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:02:16am

re: #110 Lidane

Girls playing with RC Cars and Transformers and boys playing with My Little Pony and Easy Bake Ovens = mass confusion. Obviously.

Raw Story @RawStory

Psychotherapist warns Fox: Kids won’t know ‘what their gender is’ because of Target’s toys ow.ly

10:50 AM - 11 Aug 2015

Uh…not to be crude…but take a look down there in your pants. I think with a little bit of discovery a kid can figure out what gender they are.

///

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:03:20am

re: #119 ObserverArt

Uh…not to be crude…but take a look down there in your pants. I think with a little bit of discovery a kid can figure out what gender they are.

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Gender and sex correlate but do not coincide.

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:03:50am

Isn’t it funny how the OathBreakers claim that

“We will NOT obey order to impose martial law or a ‘state of emergency’ on a state.”

“We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.”

And yet here they are doing just that in Ferguson? Couldn’t possibly be because the only part of the Constitution they want to enforce there is that really old bit about 3/5 of a white person?

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:05:29am

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel

/

Hah! A disciple of Saul Alinsky no doubt.

Or flop that around…Saul was a disciple of Paul.

And they both followed that community organizer dude with the darkish skin…the name will come to me.

Oh yeah…Jesus.

/

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:06:19am

WHAT IN THE UTTER FUCK

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:07:51am

re: #106 Dave In Austin

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More importantly, no one ever tried to make me pray, though I was a rare open agnostic.

My funniest moment was when my O6, the leader of the installation’s Protestant Men of the Chapel, showed up with volunteers to raise a Habitat house. (Habitat is a self-described Christian ministry.) He found me already there, leading a team of some of his other civilians, dropping prefab panels from the 18-wheeler.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:08:01am

re: #123 The Vicious Babushka

WHAT IN THE UTTER FUCK

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Yes, because children at that age are not known for playing with anything that looks interesting or mistaking a real gun for a toy gun.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:08:36am

re: #120 Nyet

Gender and sex correlate but do not coincide.

I know…I was just going with the very basics. Let’s not get too in depth as it would go right over the head of the FOX Psychotherapist. He seems to be struggling with it all.

: )

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:09:26am

re: #125 Targetpractice

Yes, because children at that age are not known for playing with anything that looks interesting or mistaking a real gun for a toy gun.

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He must love this gun-fucking meme:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:11:13am

AND HERE IS OATHKEEPERS MEME FULL OF STUPIDS==>

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:13:35am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

Some guy shitting on a rock. Is that supposed to be edgy or something?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:14:50am

re: #129 Nyet

Some guy shitting on a rock. Is that supposed to be edgy or something?

I would change that meme to WE ARE THE FULL OF SHIT

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:14:57am

For life till death! For edible food! For human people!

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Chan Kobun  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:15:34am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

The real problem with the right (well one of many, anyhow) is that none of them ever stop to think that maybe they’re not the shiny, untouchable hero in this story.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:17:04am

re: #132 Chan Kobun

The real problem with the right (well one of many, anyhow) is that none of them ever stop to think that maybe they’re not the shiny, untouchable hero in this story.

You mean like the one who murdered his two sons and then attempted suicide?

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:17:13am

re: #132 Chan Kobun

The real problem with the right (well one of many, anyhow) is that none of them ever stop to think that maybe they’re not the shiny, untouchable hero in this story.

Or that the same kind of idiots got spanked 150 years ago and would again if push finally comes to shove.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:18:22am

Wingnuts loves ‘em some state-of-the-art modern weapons and 18th century cosplay

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:19:08am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

AND HERE IS OATHKEEPERS MEME FULL OF STUPIDS==>

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The threepers and OK overlap a lot, but aren’t totally the same. (Some threepers consider the Boy Scouts their time-in-service.) For the last six months or so the threeper sites have been talking themselves away from a reactive SHTF role into a more aggressive “we are already at war” trope.

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:21:50am

These gun people just need to get laid or something. Honestly, what a bunch of tightly-wound numbskulls.

YEAH HERE I AM WITH MY GUN LOOK AT ME RESISTING TYRANNY

*chicks swoon*

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:21:52am

re: #136 Decatur Deb

The threepers and OK overlap a lot, but aren’t totally the same. (Some threepers consider the Boy Scouts their time-in-service.) For the last six months or so the threeper sites have been talking themselves away from a reactive SHTF role into a more aggressive “we are already at war” trope.

I’ve seen Threeper memes that fantasize that “every gun owner” will join their GREATEST ARMY ON TEH FACE OF TEH EARTH BAR NONE!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:22:25am

re: #137 iossarian

These gun people just need to get laid or something. Honestly, what a bunch of tightly-wound numbskulls.

YEAH HERE I AM WITH MY GUN LOOK AT ME RESISTING TYRANNY

*chicks swoon*

Danagunz:
HEAR I AM BOYS!!!!!!

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:23:37am

Heh.

She’s protecting the very law enforcement that has inflicted so much violence on the community in Ferguson. She’s got it all backwards, not that she seems to care. She’s “expressing” herself.

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:24:14am

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

Danagunz:
HEAR I AM BOYS!!!!!!

Although the “gun-fucking” thing is a bit much for me, I do agree that the sexualization of gun ownership is pretty key here. It seems that open carry is a bit like a midwestern traffic-light party. Green t-shirt/gun owner here!

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:24:32am

I used to worry about this when I woke up in the middle of the night, now I worry about it during daylight hours: if there is a major catastrophe, natural and/or man made (or made worse), and if order and public services break down and the government is called out to restore order, basic services and general security, then it is going to encounter hordes of armed goombahs like this and is is going to be a major, major bloody clusterfuck.

And any attempt to restore order by confiscating or restricting the use and carry of weapons is only going to convince these dickheads that it is a coup attempt and things will get even worse.

I would not want to be around when that happens.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:24:52am

But he tries anyway==>

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:27:08am

re: #138 The Vicious Babushka

I’ve seen Threeper memes that fantasize that “every gun owner” will join their GREATEST ARMY ON TEH FACE OF TEH EARTH BAR NONE!!!!!

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy. That’s based on spurious data from the Revolutionary War force structure. It also overlooks that the effective American units were better armed and perhaps more experienced than many in the British forces.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:30:11am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I used to worry about this when I woke up in the middle of the night, now I worry about it during daylight hours: if there is a major catastrophe, natural and/or man made (or made worse), and if order and public services break down and the government is called out to restore order, basic services and general security, then it is going to encounter hordes of armed goombahs like this and is is going to be a major, major bloody clusterfuck.

And any attempt to restore order by confiscating or restricting the use and carry of weapons is only going to convince these dickheads that it is a coup attempt and things will get even worse.

I would not want to be around when that happens.

Not going to be any hordes. It might set off a few sporadics, but there really are only enough dedicated trigger-pullers to fill a couple mental hospitals.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:31:54am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy. That’s based on spurious data from the Revolutionary War force structure. It also overlooks that the effective American units were better armed and perhaps more experienced than many in the British forces.

They also have this fantasy that the troops sent to put them down will instead join them.

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:32:32am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy. That’s based on spurious data from the Revolutionary War force structure. It also overlooks that the effective American units were better armed and perhaps more experienced than many in the British forces.

We won’t mention the massive amount of foreign aide from France as well as the critical importance of their fleet blockading the British at just the right time…

Note that a few years later, when our government poked the British one too many times and provoked the war of 1812, they sent over troops that had fought Napoleon and we were quite lucky to pull off the draw that got us back to status quo antebellum.

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:33:21am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy.

Does setting fire to the occasional Weber Grill count? If so, count me in!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:34:26am

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

They also have this fantasy that the troops sent to put them down will instead join them.

And if that fails, the motherships will provide close air support from orbit.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:35:12am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy. That’s based on spurious data from the Revolutionary War force structure. It also overlooks that the effective American units were better armed and perhaps more experienced than many in the British forces.

Their delusions also conveniently overlook that the United States spends more than the next dozen or so countries COMBINED on their military. It doesn’t matter how many slack-jawed yokels with guns “rise up” against the gubmint if the government has equipment and training they’d never hope to compete with.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:36:10am

Wow. Rand Paul pays his own kids minimum wage.

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:36:52am

re: #149 Decatur Deb

And if that fails, the motherships will provide close air support from orbit.

INCOMING

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:37:58am

re: #150 Lidane

Their delusions also conveniently overlook that the United States spends more than the next dozen or so countries COMBINED on their military. It doesn’t matter how many slack-jawed yokels with guns “rise up” against the gubmint if the government has equipment and training they’d never hope to compete with.

Yup. Technology is about to close the revolutionary option, for better or worse. That means we really have to make sure the political process works.

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:38:46am

Well, the priest is out of town so I have to go lead the noon office. Later lizards.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:38:58am

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

They also have this fantasy that the troops sent to put them down will instead join them.

Yep, that’s their biggest fantasy, that when the shit does hit the fan, the bulk of the Armed Forces will either turn their guns on the government or just refuse to fight their fellow Americans.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:39:16am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

But their defining doctrine is that “It only takes a dedicated 3% in the field”, if the great mass will just set fire to an occasional fuel convoy. That’s based on spurious data from the Revolutionary War force structure. It also overlooks that the effective American units were better armed and perhaps more experienced than many in the British forces.

I’m sure the US government, DOD, and Pentagon are scurred to death of a couple thousand, unorganized fucktards and their AR-15s.

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allegro  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:45:05am

re: #156 Dr. Matt

I’m sure the US government, DOD, and Pentagon are scurred to death of a couple thousand, unorganized fucktards and their AR-15s.

They may not be but those fucknoodles horny for blood are a real threat to civilians. LE and if necessary our military letting them threaten the rest of us without consequence is a serious failure of defined duty and the very reason for their existence.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:45:21am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he supported the use of U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East.

Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, the billionaire businessman said it would take American soldiers to target the militant group.

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Chan Kobun  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:46:31am

And now, a tiny little bit of schadenfreude regarding Rick “Three Things” Perry and his campaign’s inability to pay its bills.
Video

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:47:17am

I like to think about what motivates people to do what they do.

In regards to all of these armchair warriors like the OathKeepers I wonder if it was all the over-the-top TV and movies they watched where the hero never got a bloody nose and was able to overcome insurmountable odds by their shear awesomeness and a good script. The Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis Effect.

Add in FOX News and the internet sites like Alex Jones runs and it all blends into one strong fantasy that makes these dudes think they can be a citizen army to keep watch over real police departments, the National Guard and the real military services.

In other words…I am stumped. I don’t get it and probably never will. I guess this gets marked down in history as an American phenomena. Or, is this just more American Exceptionalism?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:47:22am

re: #157 allegro

They may not be but those fucknoodles horny for blood are a real threat to civilians. LE and if necessary our military letting them threaten the rest of us without consequence is a serious failure of defined duty and the very reason for their existence.

Yes. Some of the threeper webs are into the making of lists. Their criteria include the families of “.gov traitors” such as Internal Revenue accountants.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:48:07am

re: #145 Decatur Deb

Not going to be any hordes. It might set off a few sporadics, but there really are only enough dedicated trigger-pullers to fill a couple mental hospitals.

considering that it only takes one nutcase with a gun to cause dozens or even hundreds of casualties, I am still concerned

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:49:07am

re: #158 The Vicious Babushka

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Trump’s plan for Islamic State: ‘Put a ring around it’ bit.ly

Put a ring on it—OMG! Trump is gay-marrying ISIS! Where’s Atlas Juggs when you need her?

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:49:42am

re: #157 allegro

They may not be but those fucknoodles horny for blood are a real threat to civilians. LE and if necessary our military letting them threaten the rest of us without consequence is a serious failure of defined duty and the very reason for their existence.

This is why I think liberals and other potential targets should at least consider arming themselves. This is especially true of those who live in wingnut infested regions. You can’t fight the federal army or law enforcement, as the ammosexuals pretend, but you damn well can plug a yahoo assassin or fight off a lynch mob or a vigilante gang.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:50:42am

*facepalm*

These people are hopeless:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:50:54am

re: #163 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Put a ring on it—OMG! Trump is gay-marrying ISIS! Where’s Atlas Juggs when you need her?

LOL “Atlas Juggs”

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:51:50am

What’s all this Target freakout about?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:52:06am

re: #165 Lidane

*facepalm*

These people are hopeless:

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I would be kind of pissed if Target put men’s and women’s underwear together in the same section. That would suck.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:53:10am

re: #167 Varek Raith

What’s all this Target freakout about?

Playdough, Mandrake, children’s Playdough.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:53:46am

Get a giant clue you dumbasses, Bernie would totes support Hillary if she gets the nomination.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:55:38am

re: #167 Varek Raith

What’s all this Target freakout about?

I might be wrong but my impression is that they abolished different sections for boy’s and girl’s toys. The wingnut who is looking for a GI Joe for his budding ammosexual could find it next to frilly girl dolls (since it is, after all, a doll). Oh, the horror!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:56:46am

re: #160 ObserverArt

I like to think about what motivates people to do what they do.

In regards to all of these armchair warriors like the OathKeepers I wonder if it was all the over-the-top TV and movies they watched where the hero never got a bloody nose and was able to overcome insurmountable odds by their shear awesomeness and a good script. The Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis Effect.

The Mother Jones article in my #46 mostly profiles Pvt. 1st Class Lee Pray, based at Fort Drum:

Pray himself had been eager to go to Iraq when his own unit deployed last June, but he smashed both knees falling from a crane rig and the injuries kept him stateside. In September, he was demoted from specialist to private first class—he’d been written up for bullshit infractions, he claims, after seeking help for a drinking problem. His job on base involves operating and maintaining heavy machinery; the day before we met, he and his fellow “undeployables” had attached a snowplow to a Humvee, their biggest assignment in a while. He spends idle hours at the now-quiet base researching the New World Order and conspiracies about swine flu quarantine camps—and doing his best to “wake up” other soldiers.

It’s guys like him who are gonna save America from tyranny…smh

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:56:55am

re: #171 Shiplord Kirel

I might be wrong but my impression is that they abolished different sections for boy’s and girl’s toys. The wingnut who is looking for a GI Joe for his budding ammosexual could find it next to frilly girl dolls (since it is, after all, a doll). Oh, the horror!


You’re kidding, right?
Oh geez.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:57:33am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Get a giant clue you dumbasses, Bernie would totes support Hillary if she gets the nomination.

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Yeah. This is just desperation.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:57:40am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Get a giant clue you dumbasses, Bernie would totes support Hillary if she gets the nomination.

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Question for @benshapiro: if @realDonaldTrump runs third-party campaign, does Sanders run as an independent and split the vote in 4?

They think every lefty is as big a fucknugget as Ralph Nader? Fucknuggets like Nader don’t grow on trees, people!

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:58:11am

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

…written up for bullshit infractions…

Personal responsibility!

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:58:43am

re: #110 Lidane

Girls playing with RC Cars and Transformers and boys playing with My Little Pony and Easy Bake Ovens = mass confusion. Obviously.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:59:01am

re: #175 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

They think every lefty is as big a fucknugget as Ralph Nader? Fucknuggets like Nader don’t grow on trees, people!

If Trump gets the GOP nomination, will Rand Paul run on 3rd party ticket?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:59:10am

Time to hit the hamster bike and lose another game of Civ4. Must be ready for the Threepocalypse…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 8:59:57am

re: #165 Lidane

I have news for @Target and everyone else, God created two different genders. #OffTarget t.co

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) August 11, 2015

Did God prohibit unisex toys?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:00:18am

re: #171 Shiplord Kirel

I might be wrong but my impression is that they abolished different sections for boy’s and girl’s toys. The wingnut who is looking for a GI Joe for his budding ammosexual could find it next to frilly girl dolls (since it is, after all, a doll). Oh, the horror!

That’s all? Sheesh. These people I swear just like to be upset about the stupidest crap but they mock liberals concerned about racism and inequalities.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:00:28am

re: #165 Lidane

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:01:22am

So…
Wingnuts get confused by toys that don’t have gender labels?
Good to know…?

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:01:38am

re: #180 Dr. Matt

Lego would be very disappointed (they are technically a unisex toy, though some sets target girls or boys). My niece loves to play with them, as do my nephews. And more colors (due to mixing all the sets together) means even more colorful stuff to build.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:02:10am

re: #175 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

They think every lefty is as big a fucknugget as Ralph Nader? Fucknuggets like Nader don’t grow on trees, people!

They ignore Bernie supported Clinton, Gore, Kerry, and Obama. They’re desperate to mbf Sanders as a lefty Trump because they know how fucked they are.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:03:27am

re: #182 Ace-o-aces

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Does Franklin Graham understand he’s a moron?

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:03:34am

re: #167 Varek Raith

What’s all this Target freakout about?

Right wingers have an easily threatened sense of masculinity.

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:04:32am

re: #187 Ace-o-aces

Right wingers have an easily threatened sense of masculinity.

So amusing.
Oh noes, mah GI Joes are dolls11ty

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:04:34am

re: #187 Ace-o-aces

Right wingers have an easily threatened sense of masculinity.

They really do. Getting outraged over this? I mean really guys.

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Mattand  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:06:31am

re: #67 Targetpractice

I don’t think anybody lives under any illusion that if black folks were marching around in the streets of Ferguson, openly brandishing firearms and talking about “protecting” reporters who support the protesters, that it would be long before one or more of them were shot by “scared” cops and the rest hauled off for a laundry list of charges.

You’ve never met my relatives or my “independent” caucusing friends.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:07:09am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

re: #173 Varek Raith

That’s pretty much it. Snopes.com on Target gender signage.
They may not have even abolished the different sections, just the gender-specific signage.

They also have some choice messages from outraged consumers:

I always shopped at Target, but as today I will not step foot in their stores, I have Grandchildren I always bought for, and I will not be forced to turn them gay. I am so offended with what these store are doing, telling us dress your daughter like a boy, heck better yet dress your son like a girl, sounds stupid right, because it is, leave things the way they were.

Worth noting that the signage for boys and girls clothing will remain in place.

Target, this will cost you. I’m going to make sure of it. I have a plan to retaliate against you for catering to sexual deviants. I intend to seriously damage your financial security by taking customers away from you.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:08:10am

CNN invites 16 out of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls to Sept 16 debates

CNN and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which is co-hosting the Sept. 16 debates, said invitations have been sent by former first lady Nancy Reagan to 16 candidates who meet their criteria. All but Gilmore “have qualified thus far and have received invitations,” they said in a statement.

The history books will refer to this as the CNN GOP Shitshow.

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:08:14am

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

That’s pretty much it. Snopes.com on Target gender signage.
They may not have even abolished the different sections, just the gender-specific signage.

They also have some choice messages from outraged consumers:

Worth noting that the signage for boys and girls clothing will remain in place.

I am most amused.
This is hilariously stupid.
GG wingnuts, gg.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:09:44am

re: #191 Shiplord Kirel

That’s pretty much it. Snopes.com on Target gender signage.
They may not have even abolished the different sections, just the gender-specific signage.

They also have some choice messages from outraged consumers:

Worth noting that the signage for boys and girls clothing will remain in place.

These people man these people. Real fucked up that this primitive mindset still exists in 2015. It was fucked up in the 90’s when I was a kid.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:10:25am

re: #192 Dr. Matt

CNN invites 16 out of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls to Sept 16 debates

The history books will refer to this as the CNN GOP Shitshow.

Hahaha Pataki gets invited even but not Jim Gilmore.

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Varek Raith  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:11:18am

re: #195 HappyWarrior

Hahaha Pataki gets invited even but not Jim Gilmore.

Haha, he’s such a prick.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:13:12am

re: #196 Varek Raith

Haha, he’s such a prick.

I seriously cannot believe he is running again. He’s ran for president twice now and done shit little. Who the hell looks at him and even sees a cabinet secretary?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:13:31am

Wingnuts boycotting Macy’s because of Trump, boycotting Walmart because of Confederate flags, boycotting Target because of gender signage.

It must suck buying everything from Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil-A.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:15:28am
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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:15:35am

re: #182 Ace-o-aces

It’s a relief to me that so very few American children lack for food, shelter, or medical care that Franklin Graham is free to focus his powerful intellect on such issues as this.

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allegro  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:16:02am

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts boycotting Macy’s because of Trump, boycotting Walmart because of Confederate flags, boycotting Target because of gender signage.

It must suck buying everything from Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil-A.

They’ve also got gun shops, a few bakeries, and maybe a pizza place if it’s still in business.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:16:16am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Just an FYI Deb. I was stationed at Rucker for my last year in….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:16:28am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:18:02am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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AG Lynch needs to and I assume she already is but investigate this Bull Connor shit now.

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:18:21am

re: #199 Ace-o-aces

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In other words, Wesley Lowery is going to court for sitting around with intent to report something, while a platoon of armed vigilante yahoos walk the streets as though they’re in Anbar Province and nobody can do anything about it except wring their hands and mumble about freedom. (Chief Belmar sounds like a pillar of Jell-O.) The market for kangaroo suits in St. Louis County must be booming.

esquire.com

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:18:30am

Wingnuts fear any “vagueness” about the rigid gender roles, anything they think might threaten the eternal perpetuation of patriarchy. Hence such stupid outbursts that may seem inscrutable at first sight, but which do have their internal logic.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:19:46am

re: #199 Ace-o-aces

Ah, wingnut “logic”: a black man has a job so it MUST be due to affirmative action

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:20:13am

re: #200 Higgs Boson’s Mate

It’s a relief to me that so very few American children lack for food, shelter, or medical care that Franklin Graham is free to focus his powerful intellect on such issues as this.

Yeah the pressing issues of our day: Food, shelter, medical care, and labels at Target. The former three are trivial by comparison to the latter. Seriously this is exactly the kind of shit that makes me disdain this vision of Christianity. Franklin Graham could be using his clout that he has gained on his own and more specifically from being the son of America’s most famous evangelist to focus on real serious issues but nope Frankie boy bitches about Muslims having rights, gays having rights, and fucking aisle labels.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:20:38am

My surprise, let me show you it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:21:11am

re: #207 Dr. Matt

Ah, wingnut “logic”: a black man has a job so it MUST be due to affirmative action

Of course and every white person earned every cent in their pocket.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:22:21am

To the Shoebatmobile!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:22:27am

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts boycotting Macy’s because of Trump, boycotting Walmart because of Confederate flags, boycotting Target because of gender signage.

It must suck buying everything from Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil-A.

If the board at Sears Holdings had a lick of business sense, they would market everything at K-Mart based on gender based confederate flag signage & would sign a deal to have Sears stock “Trump” merchandise
Because, honestly they lose nothing from groups boycotting them, and would likely gain customers

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:22:40am

re: #207 Dr. Matt

Ah, wingnut “logic”: a black man has a job so it MUST be due to affirmative action

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:22:45am

Sad and scary twitter profile @LookTheFuckUp_

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:23:15am

Wingnuts could always shop at those tacky t-shirt shops on the boardwalk. Saw plenty of CSA t-shirts there when I was at the beach last week.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:24:20am

re: #211 Nyet

To the Shoebatmobile!

Ah that guy.The former Islamic terrorist who wasn’t even a terrorist right? Or am I thinking of another?

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:25:05am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Ah that guy.The former Islamic terrorist who wasn’t even a terrorist right? Or am I thinking of another?

Yep, he’s a fraud.

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:25:18am

Perfect comment (on Charlie Pierce’s Ferguson story):

“Oath Keepers” is just “True The Vote” with AR-15’s

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:25:26am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:25:51am

re: #217 Nyet

Yep, he’s a fraud.

Yeah.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:26:13am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

It’s not the guy that has been added tho, I just saw Shoe Bat in the mentions and couldn’t resist.

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:26:48am

Shoebat needs a cluebat.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:27:31am

re: #219 Jayleia

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Wingnuts like CCJ love to position AA as someone completely unqualified for a job getting a job or into a college. And if we want to talk about affirmative action, let’s talk about one of the most popular conservative justices who got into law school by his own admission but yet wants to deny it for other people. CCJ can go fuck himself with his without basis in reality attacks on Wes Lowery.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:28:24am

re: #221 Nyet

It’s not the guy that has been added tho, I just saw Shoe Bat in the mentions and couldn’t resist.

I know. I saw you mentioned him and wondered about that. I’m as a rule wary of zealous converts. Some of the most zealous Catholics I’ve known have been converts.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:31:43am

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts boycotting Macy’s because of Trump, boycotting Walmart because of Confederate flags, boycotting Target because of gender signage.

It must suck buying everything from Hobby Lobby and Chick Fil-A.

It’s all internet bluster…angry key stroking.

They probably never went to Macy’s…but there is no way they give up on WalMart. They just hope when they go there no one from the sites they visit recognizes them. So, they leave the Paul Revere costume at home.

Life with Dollar General alone is not living.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:31:44am

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:32:02am

Ted Cruz hires Curveball! Film at Eleven.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:33:34am

This is why teachers are awesome though in another note. Mentioned it last night but I got my ten year reunion coming up and on the last day of government class, the teacher had us write letters to ourselves ten years from then. Well that day has come. I’ve moved from where I lived when I graduated HS so I had to contact the teacher who did the letters. I was honestly amazed that he remembered me after all these years. Granted I was the obnoxious political kid in the 2004 election but he’s had to have to taught over 500 kids since then and he had been teaching before then too. Appreciate your teachers folks. After my family, I really can’t think of any other adults that impacted me the way teachers have since teachers helped inspire my intellectual curiosities and those are things that have led me to learn more and to travel.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:35:37am

re: #227 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Sure it wasn’t Screwball? /

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plansbandc  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:36:54am

Reading a bunch of whitesplaining about how the customer had the right to demand a different delivery person from Lowes if they were uncomfortable with the one they sent.

What the fuck?

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Nyet  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:37:13am

re: #226 Dr. Matt

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:39:19am

Ah, I love it. The NBP showed up at a voting station with a billy club and that had white wingnuts I know all riled up. Even now, over 6 years later, they still get the vapors whenever they think about it.

But white guys march around in tactical gear with rifles brandished and the same wingnuts are like “What’s the problem?”

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:39:49am

re: #230 plansbandc

Reading a bunch of whitesplaining about how the customer had the right to demand a different delivery person from Lowes if they were uncomfortable with the one they sent.

What the fuck?

And Lowes had the right to fire the manager who caved to the racist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:40:13am
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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:40:20am

I love the explanation of this Oafkeeper’s bullshit:

Biggs (the Oafkeeper)then talks about “all these other countries where they bring the women, the children in the militias at a young age, you see women riding up and down the street on bicycles with AK-47s on their back. There’s zero crime in those areas.”

The writer’s comment:

It is unclear what countries he’s talking about.
rawstory.com

Heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:41:29am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:41:55am

re: #235 BeachDem

I love the explanation of this Oafkeeper’s bullshit:

Biggs (the Oafkeeper)then talks about “all these other countries where they bring the women, the children in the militias at a young age, you see women riding up and down the street on bicycles with AK-47s on their back. There’s zero crime in those areas.”

The writer’s comment:

It is unclear what countries he’s talking about.
rawstory.com

Heh

Yeah I saw women and children with weapons on the streets of Dublin, London, Madrid,, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest when I was there.//

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:42:31am

re: #235 BeachDem

I love the explanation of this Oafkeeper’s bullshit:

Biggs (the Oafkeeper)then talks about “all these other countries where they bring the women, the children in the militias at a young age, you see women riding up and down the street on bicycles with AK-47s on their back. There’s zero crime in those areas.”

The writer’s comment:

It is unclear what countries he’s talking about.
rawstory.com

Heh

Why do they never theorize that more people on bicycles prevent crime? Oh, right, they don’t sell bikes. I do.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:43:01am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A lot of this really is starting to feel like the deep South during the Civil Rights years. Scary stuff. I have my problems with some of journalism but people like Ryan, Wesley, and some of the other guys out there do have my respect.

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zora  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:43:02am

re: #235 BeachDem

I think Alouette has posted that meme. I’m sure that’s where his information is from.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:43:45am

re: #235 BeachDem

you see women riding up and down the street on bicycles with AK-47s on their back.

Referring to this meme:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:43:59am

re: #232 Targetpractice

Ah, I love it. The NBP showed up at a voting station with a billy club and that had white wingnuts I know all riled up. Even now, over 6 years later, they still get the vapors whenever they think about it.

But white guys march around in tactical gear with rifles brandished and the same wingnuts are like “What’s the problem?”

It shows what a bunch of hypocritical racist fuckwads they are.

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:44:01am

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Yeah. This is just desperation.

Well, you know, they have to pretend every GOP problem is really a Democrat problem. The Democrats are really at war with women! The Democrats are the real racists! etc.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:44:53am

re: #241 The Vicious Babushka

Referring to this meme:

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Yeah I saw that response. I appreciated the Swissman’s response to that. Drew totally nailed it about maternity leave too.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:45:45am

re: #243 aagcobb

Well, you know, they have to pretend every GOP problem is really a Democrat problem. The Democrats are really at war with women! The Democrats are the real racists! etc.

Oh of course. Kind of like how they tried to claim the CSA flag was “The Democrats flag” even though most if not all the people in office opposing it being removed were shocker Republicans.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:46:56am

I’m planning on going to Switzerland for a little while in a couple years. I will probably forget but I’ll check out how many people actually open carry there.

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:47:08am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

I seriously cannot believe he is running again. He’s ran for president twice now and done shit little. Who the hell looks at him and even sees a cabinet secretary?

Someone has to fill Harold Stassen’s shoes, right?

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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:47:57am

re: #247 aagcobb

Another obscure person for me to google…THANKS!

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:48:30am

re: #238 wrenchwench

Why do they never theorize that more people on bicycles prevent crime? Oh, right, they don’t sell bikes. I do.

MORE BIKES! FEWER GUNS! Booyah!

I just loved her comment, as it subtly pointed out that the Oafkeeper was a total nutjob.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:48:40am

re: #235 BeachDem

I love the explanation of this Oafkeeper’s bullshit:

Biggs (the Oafkeeper)then talks about “all these other countries where they bring the women, the children in the militias at a young age, you see women riding up and down the street on bicycles with AK-47s on their back. There’s zero crime in those areas.”

The writer’s comment:

It is unclear what countries he’s talking about.
rawstory.com

Gunhumpistan.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:49:22am

re: #248 Jayleia

Another obscure person for me to google…THANKS!

Great guy actually.

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:49:57am

re: #208 HappyWarrior

Yeah the pressing issues of our day: Food, shelter, medical care, and labels at Target. The former three are trivial by comparison to the latter. Seriously this is exactly the kind of shit that makes me disdain this vision of Christianity. Franklin Graham could be using his clout that he has gained on his own and more specifically from being the son of America’s most famous evangelist to focus on real serious issues but nope Frankie boy bitches about Muslims having rights, gays having rights, and fucking aisle labels.

I’m sure there are plenty of problems with Kasich, but he is one of the few conservative christians I know of willing to acknowledge that the government has any role to play in providing for the poor as Christ commanded. This, of course, probably renders him unelectable in the GOP presidential race.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:50:07am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

I’m planning on going to Switzerland for a little while in a couple years. I will probably forget but I’ll check out how many people actually open carry there.

I saw Andy Warhol in a bookstore in Zurich. I’m pretty sure he’s not there any more.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:50:16am

re: #247 aagcobb

Someone has to fill Harold Stassen’s shoes, right?

So you mean to tell me that Jimbo’s going to be running in the 2040 election probably. Harold Stassen was a pretty interesting guy though. Huge supporter of civil rights IIRC.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:52:00am

re: #252 aagcobb

I’m sure there are plenty of problems with Kasich, but he is one of the few conservative christians I know of willing to acknowledge that the government has any role to play in providing for the poor as Christ commanded. This, of course, probably renders him unelectable in the GOP presidential race.

Kasich does have a human side. He lost his folks in a car accident and shares a bond with Biden that way about losing loved ones in a tragic accident. When Beau died, Kasich talked about that. And you’re right, that does probably disqualify Kasich. If he were to start talking about that in the primaries, he’d get booed off the stage.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:53:15am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
I assume “another human being” refers to his girlfriend taking away HIS CHOICES about her reproductive system.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:54:31am

re: #253 wrenchwench

I saw Andy Warhol in a bookstore in Zurich. I’m pretty sure he’s not there any more.

Andy and I never shared a breath of air together. Heh my joke about my age aside, that’s really neat. Mostly planning on doing Germany since that’s where my kid brother wants to go since he’s as big into German culture and Germany like I am with Irish culture and Ireland. Not that Germany isn’t awesome. Plus by then he’ll have quite a few years of German language class under his belt and the only Gaelic which is of course useless in modern Ireland I really remember is Slainte and Pogue me thoin.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:54:34am

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
I assume “another human being” refers ti AM o his girlfriend taking away HIS CHOICES about her reproductive system.

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I am destroyed. See you guys on the other side.

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:54:42am

re: #233 wrenchwench

And Lowes had the right to fire the manager who caved to the racist.

Customer sounds like a real braintrust:

WSET tracked down the woman from the delivery at her home. When the reporter asked her about the exchange, she said, “I got a right to have whatever I want and that’s it.”

Ugh. I hate people.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:55:41am

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
I assume “another human being” refers to his girlfriend taking away HIS CHOICES about her reproductive system.

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Really because all I see is a bro douchebag who will never have to be pregnant telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Fucking sexist bullshit.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:55:58am

re: #252 aagcobb

I’m sure there are plenty of problems with Kasich, but he is one of the few conservative christians I know of willing to acknowledge that the government has any role to play in providing for the poor as Christ commanded. This, of course, probably renders him unelectable in the GOP presidential race.

NARAL says he has the worst record on the issue of choice. [Info from a tweet I saw…]

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:56:02am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Kasich does have a human side. He lost his folks in a car accident and shares a bond with Biden that way about losing loved ones in a tragic accident. When Beau died, Kasich talked about that. And you’re right, that does probably disqualify Kasich. If he were to start talking about that in the primaries, he’d get booed off the stage.

I was impressed how he pointed out the great benefit Medicaid expansion provides for mentally ill indigents in Ohio during the debate. Facts! In a GOP debate!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:56:04am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:56:52am

re: #262 aagcobb

I was impressed how he pointed out the great benefit Medicaid expansion provides for mentally ill indigents in Ohio during the debate. Facts! In a GOP debate!

Needs more Obama hate!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:57:20am

My granddaughters are all into that “Frozen” branded shit, does this Target decision mean that now I have to buy that crap for my grandsons too?
//

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BeachDem  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:57:52am

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Kasich does have a human side. He lost his folks in a car accident and shares a bond with Biden that way about losing loved ones in a tragic accident. When Beau died, Kasich talked about that. And you’re right, that does probably disqualify Kasich. If he were to start talking about that in the primaries, he’d get booed off the stage.

Don’t let his humanoid facade fool you. He’s a mean, miserable asshole.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:58:44am

re: #260 HappyWarrior

Really because all I see is a bro douchebag who will never have to be pregnant telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. Fucking sexist bullshit.

No shit, I can’t take douchebags like this seriously in a country with so many deadbeat dads and hundreds of thousands of kids in the foster care system. How’s about guys in this country start taking responsibility for the consequences of their actions before lecturing women about theirs?

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:58:47am

re: #261 wrenchwench

NARAL says he has the worst record on the issue of choice. [Info from a tweet I saw…]

Have the worse record on choice in a field that includes Huckabee and Santorum takes some doing. I was, of course, only defending Kasich on this one issue; as far as I know, despite accepting Medicaid expansion, he still wants to repeal Obamacare.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:58:57am

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Please tell me he’s just mocking them lol. You get a toy or gift for someone based on what you know they like. When my niece is older, I’m definitely more likely to get her say hiking boots than I would have expected them myself since she’s showing that she likes to hike. And by the way WW, not only 18 months years old and she’s riding a bike, of course with mom and dad flanking her but she’s a rider just like her dad is. If I can find a picture, I’ll post it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:59:16am

re: #266 BeachDem

Don’t let his humanoid facade fool you. He’s a mean, miserable asshole.

Oh no doubt.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:59:35am
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retired cynic  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:59:38am

re: #260 HappyWarrior

Someone should hand him an embryo, and ask if it was a human being. Preferably a pig embryo.

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:59:39am

re: #265 The Vicious Babushka

My granddaughters are all into that “Frozen” branded shit, does this Target decision mean that now I have to buy that crap for my grandsons too?
//

Let it go. ; )

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 9:59:53am

re: #257 HappyWarrior

Andy and I never shared a breath of air together. Heh my joke about my age aside, that’s really neat. Mostly planning on doing Germany since that’s where my kid brother wants to go since he’s as big into German culture and Germany like I am with Irish culture and Ireland. Not that Germany isn’t awesome. Plus by then he’ll have quite a few years of German language class under his belt and the only Gaelic which is of course useless in modern Ireland I really remember is Slainte and Pogue me thoin.

I have a brother and a sister in different cities in Germany, and they have each spent time in Ireland. Let me know if you’d like contact info. They are both good hosts.

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Targetpractice  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:00:12am

re: #268 aagcobb

Have the worse record on choice in a field that includes Huckabee and Santorum takes some doing. I was, of course, only defending Kasich on this one issue; as far as I know, despite accepting Medicaid expansion, he still wants to repeal Obamacare.

Kasich is the model of how Republicans have been acting for decades: Happily take any free money that D.C. offers, but rant and rail against the very programs that keep that money flowing.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:00:30am

re: #267 Targetpractice

No shit, I can’t take douchebags like this seriously in a country with so many deadbeat dads and hundreds of thousands of kids in the foster care system. How’s about guys in this country start taking responsibility for the consequences of their actions before lecturing women about theirs?

Seriously for all the lecturing women about “responsibility”, these assholes ignore that there’s another person involved that makes a pregnancy happen. Hmmm.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:00:54am

re: #273 aagcobb

Let it go. ; )

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:01:22am

re: #274 wrenchwench

I have a brother and a sister in different cities in Germany, and they have each spent time in Ireland. Let me know if you’d like contact info. They are both good hosts.

Sounds good but I want to give the kid the hostel experience. It’s going to be his first time abroad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:01:54am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:01:54am

I don’t think my niece has seen Frozen yet but she has watched the Happy Happy Joy Joy song many a time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:02:50am

hahahahahaaaa

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:06:59am


WW, found a bike photo. I have a feeling she’s going to be outdoorsy like her dad but gregarious like her mom and aunts.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:09:07am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

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WW, found a bike photo. I have a feeling she’s going to be outdoorsy like her dad but gregarious like her mom and aunts.

Yay nieces and bicycles!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:12:23am

re: #283 wrenchwench

Yay nieces and bicycles!

Yeah I’m quite impressed. She was being a little shy about it when we facetimed with them the other day but my Mom just flew out today to visit.

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sagehen  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:16:44am

re: #259 BeachDem

Customer sounds like a real braintrust:

WSET tracked down the woman from the delivery at her home. When the reporter asked her about the exchange, she said, “I got a right to have whatever I want and that’s it.”

Ugh. I hate people.

talkingpointsmemo.com

If the Lowes customer didn’t want the Lowes delivery guy in her home, he should have just left the delivery in her driveway.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:17:03am

This is the scariest Twitter avi I have ever seen. I actually jumped in my chair when I looked at the profile page.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:18:26am

re: #251 HappyWarrior

Great guy actually.

True. Stassen was one of those now-extinct liberal Republicans. He was a credible candidate the first few times he ran for President, up to 1952. He stayed at it right up to 2000, just a year before his death at age 93. He was a butt of jokes for his persistence but in later years he was really doing it more as a voice of conscience than a serious candidate.
In his alternate history Colonization: Aftershocks Harry Turtledove has him actually serving as President in the ’60s.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:19:37am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:20:37am

re: #287 Shiplord Kirel

True. Stassen was one of those now-extinct liberal Republicans. He was a credible candidate the first few times he ran for President, up to 1952. He stayed at it right up to 2000, just a year before his death at age 93. He was a butt of jokes for his persistence but in later years he was really doing it more as a voice of conscience than a serious candidate.
In his alternate history Colonization: Aftershocks Harry Turtledove has him actually serving as President in the ’60s.

Yeah he’s kind of forgotten now even though he ran for president as recently as 1992 but he was a great voice of liberal republicanism that has pretty much disappeared from the GOP. I think he probably ran against my username’s namesake once but Stassen is someone I respect.

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No Country For Old Haters  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:20:57am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

AND HERE IS OATHKEEPERS MEME FULL OF STUPIDS==>

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BeenHereAwhile  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:21:31am

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald Trump: Door still open on third-party run, despite report saying otherwise cnn.it

GOP has to decide if they want Trump inside the tent pissing out, or outside the tent pissing in.

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:22:23am

re: #207 Dr. Matt

Ah, wingnut “logic”: a black man has a job so it MUST be due to affirmative action

While their black friend Dr. Carson actually did avail himself of Affirmative Action.

But they never, ever talk about that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:23:05am
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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:24:54am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

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WW, found a bike photo. I have a feeling she’s going to be outdoorsy like her dad but gregarious like her mom and aunts.

I see she has on a blue shirt, yet pink shoes.

Uh oh! Mixed signals…confusion!

///

She is a cutie…no doubt. Cool little bike.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:25:57am
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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:28:37am
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Jayleia  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:28:54am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:34:03am

re: #294 ObserverArt

I see she has on a blue shirt, yet pink shoes.

Uh oh! Mixed signals…confusion!

///

She is a cutie…no doubt. Cool little bike.

Haha yeah while I was there, some guy referred to her as a little boy. My brother didn’t correct him. Her aunts looked even more boyish since they don’t have the prominent eye lashes as kids but they have grown up to be quite beautiful women. Thanks though. She’s a character. Very unique personality.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:35:15am

Posted without comment:

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:37:10am

re: #292 makeitstop

While their black friend Dr. Carson actually did avail himself of Affirmative Action.

But they never, ever talk about that.

YOURS A LIBPROG RACIZT!

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:37:30am

re: #298 HappyWarrior

Haha yeah while I was there, some guy referred to her as a little boy. My brother didn’t correct him. Her aunts looked even more boyish since they don’t have the prominent eye lashes as kids but they have grown up to be quite beautiful women. Thanks though. She’s a character. Very unique personality.

Do her parents speak both languages to her?

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:38:19am

re: #300 Dr. Matt

So did Clarence Thomas if memory serves me.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:38:54am

re: #301 wrenchwench

Do her parents speak both languages to her?

Yeah they do. My brother isn’t fluent but the Spanish he does know, he does speak to her.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:41:32am

re: #299 Lidane

Posted without comment:

Rick Perlstein

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:42:05am

re: #302 Skip Intro

So did Clarence Thomas if memory serves me.

He did and admitted as such yet has spent the past 20+ years on the bench ruling that other people can’t. It’s yet another reason why he’s a pathetic judge.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:42:34am

Apologies if you’re a NY Jets fan (and you should probably be apologizing to everyone else right about now):

Sheesh.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:42:51am

re: #304 Dr. Matt

Rick Perlstein

Nixonland was an interesting read.

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A Cranky One  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:42:57am

Guess this isn’t too off-topic since kids are being discussed.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:43:25am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:44:09am

re: #309 Lidane

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No Rand? I thought his faux libertarianism would be a hit in NH. Shows what I know.

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:44:27am

re: #306 lawhawk

Apologies if you’re a NY Jets fan (and you should probably be apologizing to everyone else right about now):

Sheesh.

Oh, geez. Now what?

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:45:36am

re: #306 lawhawk

Apologies if you’re a NY Jets fan (and you should probably be apologizing to everyone else right about now):

Sheesh.

Sucks for them.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:46:04am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
HURR HURR EVERY PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH BOUGHT WITH FOODSTAMPS IS TAKIN AWAY TEH HARD EARNED DOLLARS OF TEH TRUMPS & TEH WALTONS & TEH KOCHS WHO RIGHTFULLY EARNED IT!!!!!1!!!

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:46:13am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

Yeah they do. My brother isn’t fluent but the Spanish he does know, he does speak to her.

She will make jokes that neither of them understand.

My brother/German-speaking sister in law each spoke their native language to their two daughters, one of whom is now in medical school and the other is an actress.

My brother/Spanish-speaking sister in law are both herpetologists, so their little one is probably going to speak frog, or Latin and Greek, plus Spanish and English.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:46:43am

re: #311 makeitstop

Fixed the link above -

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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:48:36am

re: #311 makeitstop

Oh, geez. Now what?

Never mind, I just looked.

Welp, that settles the QB controversy. Can’t wait to hear NY sports radio today…

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:48:38am

re: #311 makeitstop

Oh, geez. Now what?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:50:28am
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No Country For Old Haters  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:50:58am

re: #313 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
HURR HURR EVERY PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH BOUGHT WITH FOODSTAMPS IS TAKIN AWAY TEH HARD EARNED DOLLARS OF TEH TRUMPS & TEH WALTONS & TEH KOCHS WHO RIGHTFULLY EARNED IT!!!!!1!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:56:05am

re: #319 No Country For Old Haters

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Tom Sowell just went from one extreme way of looking at the world (he started out as a far lefty type like Dave Horowitz) and then became a born again right wing fanatic.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:57:06am

re: #317 Lidane

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Oh jeez. I saw that he broke his jaw but didn’t see that it was due to a locker room altercation.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:57:16am
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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:57:44am
Every government giveaway is a takeaway from somebody else

When the government gave Halliburton all that money in Iraq, we got taken.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 10:58:24am

re: #321 HappyWarrior

Well, the reserve linebacker is now a former Jet. He’s been fired.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:00:07am

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:00:23am

re: #324 lawhawk

Well, the reserve linebacker is now a former Jet. He’s been fired.

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I would have to assume so.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:00:46am

re: #324 lawhawk

Football a violent sport? Who wudda thunk it?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:00:57am

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:02:52am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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They like to call themselves III% because ELEVENTY ONE PERCENT is so much more kewl than 3% which is lame.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:03:03am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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Oooh can they do one of Johnny Reb with a bazooka and BAR?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:03:26am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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No surprise that the “All” (as in “Justice for All”) is a much smaller font than “republic” and “liberty”.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:03:28am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The Redcoats magically missed out on the modern rifle technology.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:03:38am

re: #327 Dr. Matt

Football a violent sport? Who wudda thunk it?

It is for sure but getting your jaw broken by a teammate in an off field scuffle is pretty damn bad.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:04:04am

re: #332 jaunte

The Redcoats magically missed out on the modern rifle technology.

Ha yep.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:04:42am

Assembly panel hears ban on use of fetal body parts; UW-Madison predicts it will halt life-saving research

A state Assembly panel is hearing a bill this morning to ban sale or use of body tissue from aborted fetuses, including for experimentation or research — a step that UW-Madison and biotech leaders say could halt important medical research in Wisconsin.

Supporters of the bill, which include anti-abortion groups, say it would prevent fetal body tissue from being trafficked for profit by Planned Parenthood or other organizations.

But officials at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as other biotech industry leaders, say the bill could hinder cutting-edge research on fetal tissue. About 100 labs on the UW campus use cells derived from fetal tissue in studies on cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, blindness and other conditions.

“This life-saving research would come to a complete, abrupt stop in Wisconsin,” the dean of the UW-Madison medicine school, Robert Golden, testified to the panel.

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:04:50am

re: #332 jaunte

The Redcoats magically missed out on the modern rifle technology.

It’s just a diversion to bring the rebels out into the open. They’re about to be flattened by an ICBM.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:04:53am

3% of gun toters assume no one will be shooting back.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:05:07am

Maybe I underestimate.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:05:39am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:06:22am

re: #337 jaunte

3% of gun toters assume no one will be shooting back.

Yes, this. They think every liberal is some stereotype that they’ve gotten from years of listening to Rush.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:07:17am

re: #335 Amory Blaine

Assembly panel hears ban on use of fetal body parts; UW-Madison predicts it will halt life-saving research

UW has a really good biology program. I think that’s why my cousin was drawn there despite the fact we have no connections to the state of Wisconsin. I am not surprised at all about this.

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iossarian  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:08:26am

Note how half the pictured rebels are kneeling on the ground trying to figure out how their guns work. Meanwhile the main guy is in full on “oh shit I surrender” mode.

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Skip Intro  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:09:06am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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Where are the RPGs? The nuclear weapons?

I guess they don’t have them because the goddamn evil government wouldn’t allow it.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:09:09am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:09:21am

re: #342 iossarian

Note how half the pictured rebels are kneeling on the ground trying to figure out how their guns work. Meanwhile the main guy is in full on “oh shit I surrender” mode.

I noticed that too. Even their drawings that are supposed to make them look bad ass make them look honestly helpless.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:09:31am

re: #342 iossarian

Note how half the pictured rebels are kneeling on the ground trying to figure out how their guns work. Meanwhile the main guy is in full on “oh shit I surrender” mode.

The time travelers tried it again, bringing the Confederates AK-47’s

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:10:24am

re: #344 Charles Johnson

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What’s that on his other arm I wonder.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:12:05am

Glad I’m not a Jets Fan. Or a Republican. Or related to Sarah Palin. So much to be thankful for, plus the weather is almost nice.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:12:22am

re: #299 Lidane

Posted without comment:

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Thanks for the link to that article. A very interesting read. A whole lot of info in there that I’ve never seen put quite that way.

By the way…I can understand why you had no comment. It will be interesting to see if any other LGF members weigh in on it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:15:12am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Thanks for the link to that article. A very interesting read. A whole lot of info in there that I’ve never seen put quite that way.

By the way…I can understand why you had no comment. It will interesting to see if any other LGF members weigh in on it.

I never thought about it like that either. Nixonland as I said really was an interesting read. His whole thesis in Nixonland is trying to understand how people who had voted for JFK/LBJ/even Humphrey ended up being strong Nixon supporters in ‘72. He has another book about the rise of Reagan and I think he wrote a Goldwater biography or something like that too.

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:15:28am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Thanks for the link to that article. A very interesting read. A whole lot of info in there that I’ve never seen put quite that way.

By the way…I can understand why you had no comment. It will interesting to see if any other LGF members weigh in on it.

I’m paywalled from Newsweek. I know for damn sure I haven’t hit their 5 limit view.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:15:34am

The first person listed on the 3% Members List is….wait for it…..Molon Labia [sic]. How original. No one uses that moniker….ever.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:15:46am

re: #299 Lidane

It began, as cultural historian H. Bruce Franklin has documented, with an opportunistic shift in terminology. Downed pilots whose bodies were not recovered—which, in the dense jungle of a place like Vietnam meant most pilots—had once been classified “Killed in Action/Body Unrecovered.”

During the Nixon years, the Pentagon moved them into a newly invented “Missing in Action” column. That proved convenient, for, after years of playing down the existence of American prisoners in Vietnam, in 1969, the new president suddenly decided to play them up.

Amazing how history repeats (see GWB and Scott Speicher).

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:17:36am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

I noticed that too. Even their drawings that are supposed to make them look bad ass make them look honestly helpless.

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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:18:12am

re: #315 lawhawk

Fixed the link above -

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I wonder how long till IK Enemkpali is signed by the Raiders or Patriots?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:18:24am

re: #354 jaunte

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Don’t forget the Navy. But yeah a bunch of yahoos with guns can only do so much.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:18:43am

re: #351 #FergusonFireside

I’m paywalled from Newsweek. I know for damn sure I haven’t hit their 5 limit view.

Try typing the article’s title into Google and see if you can get in that way. I put the title in Google and it pops the article up…but I don’t know if that will work, though I think some around here have said that is a way to get by the pay walls.

Title: It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate

Good luck!

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:18:59am
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William Lewis  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:20:59am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Thanks for the link to that article. A very interesting read. A whole lot of info in there that I’ve never seen put quite that way.

By the way…I can understand why you had no comment. It will interesting to see if any other LGF members weigh in on it.

I’ve understood for a long time that there were no Magical prisoners still over there and that it was a booming right wing biz; I did not know the origins in the Nixon administration or that the scam was that old.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:21:04am

re: #354 jaunte

Is that squatting hooded figure in the meme taken from a video game, like Assassin’s Creed?

HURR HURR PRIVATE PROPERTY!!!! have no qualms about stealing copyrighted art from video game graphics to use in their lame memes.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:23:12am

re: #349 ObserverArt

Thanks for the link to that article. A very interesting read. A whole lot of info in there that I’ve never seen put quite that way.

By the way…I can understand why you had no comment. It will interesting to see if any other LGF members weigh in on it.

My biggest reason for not having any comments on it is that for me, Vietnam is something I only read about in history books. I haven’t got the first clue how to parse what I read there since the war ended before I was even born.

It was an interesting read, but I’ll let someone with more context than me comment on it.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:23:23am

re: #328 Charles Johnson

The “Three Percenters” have a batshit website: donotlink.com

This is on their front page:

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There are several networked factions, some of which despise each other.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:23:44am

re: #360 The Vicious Babushka

I can’t find it anywhere but this from Pinterest:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:23:50am

re: #359 William Lewis

I’ve understood for a long time that there were no Magical prisoners still over there and that it was a booming right wing biz; I did not know the origins in the Nixon administration or that the scam was that old.

Yeah I didn’t know it went back to the Nixon years. I knew a little about Bo Gritz or whatever that guy’s name was and I think Perot may have also had a role in that. Interesting how many roads lead back to Tricky Dick. Here’s a good what if for my fellow history buffs but what if Ike had given in and chosen someone else as his running mate in ‘56? He still wins re-election I’d say but Nixon doesn’t run against JFK or whoever the Dem nominee in 1960 is and the course of the 60’s and our history is changed.

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:24:13am

re: #357 ObserverArt

Try typing the article’s title into Google and see if you can get in that way. I put the title in Google and it pops the article up…but I don’t know if that will work, though I think some around here have said that is a way to get by the pay walls.

Title: It’s Time to Haul Down Another Flag of Racist Hate

Good luck!

Nope.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:24:39am

re: #361 Lidane

My biggest reason for not having any comments on it is that for me, Vietnam is something I only read about in history books. I haven’t got the first clue how to parse what I read there since the war ended before I was even born.

It was an interesting read, but I’ll let someone with more context than me comment on it.

Same. I was born over a decade after we left Vietnam and it’s not a subject I’ve read a ton about but like yourself I found it a quite interesting read and I have read Mr. Perlstein’s work before.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:24:47am

re: #359 William Lewis

I’ve understood for a long time that there were no Magical prisoners still over there and that it was a booming right wing biz; I did not know the origins in the Nixon administration or that the scam was that old.

Same for me. A lot of details in the article that when looking back now, seem to make sense.

Sadly I was one of those that voted for Nixon in ‘72…it was my first election and I had just turned 18. My first real political lesson. By 1973 I was already pissed off with myself for having done so.

This is how you learn.

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wrenchwench  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:24:53am
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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:25:14am

“Not fighting? What kind of weak, lily-livered non-3-percent talk is that!!!”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:26:23am

re: #360 The Vicious Babushka

Is that squatting hooded figure in the meme taken from a video game, like Assassin’s Creed?

HURR HURR PRIVATE PROPERTY!!!! have no qualms about stealing copyrighted art from video game graphics to use in their lame memes.

I can’t tell for sure but.I don’t think it’s Assassins Creed (gamer nerd here) though it does look like it could be from a game. And hey their candidates use music without permission all the time so why would it stop them from using copyrighted video game art to pimp out their agenda.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:26:24am

re: #363 jaunte

I can’t find it anywhere but this from Pinterest:

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Ubisoft has a colonial-themed Assassin’s Creed that wingnuts use in their memes:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:28:12am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

Ubisoft has a colonial-themed Assassin’s Creed that wingnuts use in their memes:

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Yeah the Revolution one. My brother has it. The interesting thing about that one is the protagonist is half Native American.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:29:13am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

A lone bowman. Having a logistical tail just harshes the fantasy buzz.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:29:17am

So this just came across Teh Twitters==>

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:29:24am

re: #367 ObserverArt

You know, I wondered why it was still used today. This article shines some light on it.

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Amory Blaine  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:29:42am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

AND HERE IS OATHKEEPERS MEME FULL OF STUPIDS==>

[Embedded content]

Looks like CCJ found a job doing what he does best. Good for him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:30:40am

Too bad Ubisoft has ruled out ever making an Assassins Creed set in WWII or the Civil War. I get that some gamers are WWIIed out a little but I’d play a stealth WWII game in a heartbeat. That subgenre is really lacking. The only two I know of are The Saboteur and Velvet Assassin (which was a bit glitchy but a neat game since you played as a woman SOE operative and had tons of unique missions.) It was based off a real operative who sadly unlike her video game counter part did not survive WWII.
en.wikipedia.org

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:31:09am
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makeitstop  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:32:22am

re: #333 HappyWarrior

It is for sure but getting your jaw broken by a teammate in an off field scuffle is pretty damn bad.

They’re speculating that Geno had already lost the team, otherwise that lineman might have gotten his ass kicked for going after the QB.

Not implausible.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:33:09am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

Bows now? Not even compound? Wow. That’s work. Bet he has a blade too. Knows how to hold that, uh huh. Didn’t they ever figure out big heavy dusters get caught up in things? Oh. That’s right. They saw Batman. Bet he has a mask on too. Ace shot. Walking large. Yep. Schmucks one and all.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:33:31am

MOAR THREEPER STUPIDS==>

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:33:52am

re: #379 makeitstop

They’re speculating that Geno had already lost the team, otherwise that lineman might have gotten his ass kicked for going after the QB.

Not implausible.

Wouldn’t shock me.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:33:59am

re: #202 Dave In Austin

Just an FYI Deb. I was stationed at Rucker for my last year in….

Were you a tenant org?

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:34:33am

re: #379 makeitstop

They’re speculating that Geno had already lost the team, otherwise that lineman might have gotten his ass kicked for going after the QB.

Not implausible.

They are the HBO “Hard Knocks” series team for this year are they not? I don’t have HBO, just going on what I thought I had heard.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:34:40am

re: #380 nines09

Bows now? Not even compound? Wow. That’s work. Bet he has a blade too. Knows how to hold that, uh huh. Didn’t they ever figure out big heavy dusters get caught up in things? Oh. That’s right. They saw Batman. Bet he has a mask on too. Ace shot. Walking large. Yep. Schmucks one and all.

That’s Ubisoft artwork for a fantasy role-playing game, not a wingnut meme. You can tell the difference because it’s professionally rendered.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:35:07am

re: #381 The Vicious Babushka

MOAR THREEPER STUPIDS==>

[Embedded content]

Well here’s the thing fuckwits, you’re not going up against a tyranny. For fuck sake, your side has more people in Congress and controls more state legislatures and governor’s mansions. So what tyranny is this? Oh the fact that you’re still butthurt that Obama beat McCain and Romney. Well you know what, that’s why we vote assholes.

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nines09  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:35:39am

re: #385 The Vicious Babushka

I’m sure it’s shown up in a few fantasy pages.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:35:41am

re: #384 ObserverArt

They are the HBO “Hard Knocks” series team for this year are they not? I don’t have HBO, just going on what I thought I had heard.

No Houston is.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:35:43am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

Ubisoft has a colonial-themed Assassin’s Creed that wingnuts use in their memes:

Embedded Image

His arrow is too short. The back of the broadhead is already against his knuckles with his arm less than fully extended, plus his right hand is nowhere near an anchor point.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:36:17am

re: #388 HappyWarrior

No Houston is.

Yeah…just looked it up. My mistake.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:36:41am

re: #387 nines09

I’m sure it’s shown up in a few fantasy pages.

I have seen that image in wingnut memes, especially those for “US Freedom Army” which is a bunch of well trained armchair warriors

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:37:18am

Oh, bitter bitter tears:

Oh, and Bristol, you ought to get a history lesson in how the GOP has manipulated fear, hate, and racism to their advantage. That’s their core constituency right now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:37:21am

re: #381 The Vicious Babushka

MOAR THREEPER STUPIDS==>

[Embedded content]

And the Army has infrared goggles, drones, and lots and lots of air-to-surface missiles.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:37:37am

This is a strange tyranny where the opposition controls the legislature. I mean it’s sort of like how in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union how their opponents controlled the Reichstag and Politburo. Oh wait. They abolished all opposition parties. Seriously wingnuts, spare me your bullshit about tyranny and how you need tons of guns to protect against it. You’re obsessed with being victims.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:37:44am

re: #390 ObserverArt

Yeah…just looked it up. My mistake.

All good.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:38:02am

re: #393 Blind Frog Belly White

And the Army has infrared goggles, drones, and lots and lots of air-to-surface missiles.

HURR HURR WE CAN SHOOTS TEH DRONEZ WITH ARE GUNZ!!!!!!

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Dave In Austin  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:38:25am
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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:38:26am

re: #389 Blind Frog Belly White

His arrow is too short. The back of the broadhead is already against his knuckles with his arm less than fully extended, plus his right hand is nowhere near an anchor point.

Oh great! Damn Lizards always introducing facts into stuffs and taking the fantasy out of a fantasy.

Can’t you let a RWNJ have his fun???

/// x infinity.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:38:52am

re: #381 The Vicious Babushka

Registered hunters; how many carrier groups do they operate?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:39:00am

YAYY Lexi got her 15 minutes! Now maybe she will get her own reality show!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:39:38am

re: #400 The Vicious Babushka

YAYY Lexi got her 15 minutes! Now maybe she will get her own reality show!!

[Embedded content]

What’s the story there? Sorry.

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Kragar  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:41:08am

re: #399 jaunte

How many registered hunters does it take to take out an air wing?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:41:13am

re: #399 jaunte

Registered hunters; how many carrier groups do they operate?

They live in a fantasy world where the kids in Red Dawn weren’t all killed by superior firepower.

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:41:38am

re: #392 lawhawk

Oh, bitter bitter tears:

[Embedded content]

Oh, and Bristol, you ought to get a history lesson in how the GOP has manipulated fear, hate, and racism to their advantage. That’s their core constituency right now.

More eating of their own. Damn. I hope Trump goes the distance. The entire rightwing-o-sphere will have been decimated with all the in-fighting by this time next year.

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Iwouldprefernotto  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:41:39am

re: #400 The Vicious Babushka

YAYY Lexi got her 15 minutes! Now maybe she will get her own reality show!!

[Embedded content]

If she’s willing to have 19 kids, I know a network that is looking…

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:41:41am

re: #402 Kragar

“They know how to stalk” and presumably have no IR signature.

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lawhawk  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:42:07am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

That nitwit decided to stand and protect the cops (who don’t need protecting) from protesters who do (need protecting) from the cops who’ve shown reckless abandon in using excessive force.

Whether it’s going after blacks who might have guns (but don’t) with arrests and harsh tactics, while leaving whites with open carry semi autos to roam unfettered, or cops harassing protesters who are engaging in their 1A rights, this girl has it bass-ackward.

And that’s just the way Dana likes it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:42:19am

When we won the revolution, we got help from the French and Spanish empires and also the Dutch. A lot of people wrongfully perceive the American revolution as being won by plucky minutemen going up against the British empire and make no respect the minutemen were brave but we did have external help. There’s a reason why we have Fort Pulaski, why Pershing said “Lafayette we have arrived.” when the AED arrived in France during WWI, etc.

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Kragar  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:42:37am

re: #406 jaunte

No need for resupply either as they can hunt.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:42:38am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

What’s the story there? Sorry.

White Girl Shows How Whiteness Works==>

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:42:49am

re: #398 ObserverArt

Oh great! Damn Lizards always introducing facts into stuffs and taking the fantasy out of a fantasy.

Can’t you let a RWNJ have his fun???

/// x infinity.

Hey, if DF can go all pedantic about guns ‘n’ tanks ‘n’ shit, I can go all pedantic about archery!!
/////

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Timothy Watson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:43:32am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

Yeah the Revolution one. My brother has it. The interesting thing about that one is the protagonist is half Native American.

It also gives a pretty nuance view to the Revolution as well.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:44:30am

re: #408 HappyWarrior

When we won the revolution, we got help from the French and Spanish empires and also the Dutch. A lot of people wrongfully perceive the American revolution as being won by plucky minutemen going up against the British empire and make no respect the minutemen were brave but we did have external help. There’s a reason why we have Fort Pulaski, why Pershing said “Lafayette we have arrived.” when the AED arrived in France during WWI, etc.

And Yorktowne was a classic European-style siege.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:44:33am

re: #408 HappyWarrior

When we won the revolution, we got help from the French and Spanish empires and also the Dutch. A lot of people wrongfully perceive the American revolution as being won by plucky minutemen going up against the British empire and make no respect the minutemen were brave but we did have external help. There’s a reason why we have Fort Pulaski, why Pershing said “Lafayette we have arrived.” when the AED arrived in France during WWI, etc.

Not to mention that support for the American revolution basically bankrupted the French, leading to the events of the 1790’s.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:44:34am

re: #407 lawhawk

That nitwit decided to stand and protect the cops (who don’t need protecting) from protesters who do (need protecting) from the cops who’ve shown reckless abandon in using excessive force.

Whether it’s going after blacks who might have guns (but don’t) with arrests and harsh tactics, while leaving whites with open carry semi autos to roam unfettered, or cops harassing protesters who are engaging in their 1A rights, this girl has it bass-ackward.

And that’s just the way Dana likes it.

Yeah gotcha. Some misguided kid. I won’t beat her up but you’re riight that the protesters are the ones who need protecting. It’s utterly amazing to me how people like Loesch love to cry about big government tyranny and when the Ferguson PD actually is oppressive towards people, they’re there to cheerlead it on. Kind of like how they had no problem with Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown being killed by cops when they were unarmed but were perfectly okay with Bundy and friends aiming at federal law enforcement.

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:44:53am

re: #361 Lidane

My biggest reason for not having any comments on it is that for me, Vietnam is something I only read about in history books. I haven’t got the first clue how to parse what I read there since the war ended before I was even born.

It was an interesting read, but I’ll let someone with more context than me comment on it.

I was a kid, but I remember Cronkite reciting the daily casualty figures every night.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:45:08am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

White Girl Shows How Whiteness Works==>

[Embedded content]

Naive kid. She’ll learn. The cops aren’t the victims here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:45:18am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

White Girl Shows How Whiteness Works==>

[Embedded content]

Protecting the heavily armed from the unarmed.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:45:21am

re: #392 lawhawk

Oh, bitter bitter tears:

[Embedded content]

Oh, and Bristol, you ought to get a history lesson in how the GOP has manipulated fear, hate, and racism to their advantage. That’s their core constituency right now.

I like the graphic from Wonkette’s take on this story:

Bristol Palin Takes Break From ISIS Battle To Slob Trump’s Knob

420
HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:46:05am

re: #414 The Vicious Babushka

Not to mention that support for the American revolution basically bankrupted the French, leading to the events of the 1790’s.

Yep. I mean as I said I do appreciate what the American militia man contributed to the victory but we had help and we wouldn’t have won without it and the founders would be the first people to tell you that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:46:33am

re: #415 HappyWarrior

Yeah gotcha. Some misguided kid. I won’t beat her up but you’re riight that the protesters are the ones who need protecting. It’s utterly amazing to me how people like Loesch love to cry about big government tyranny and when the Ferguson PD actually is oppressive towards people, they’re there to cheerlead it on. Kind of like how they had no problem with Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown being killed by cops when they were unarmed but were perfectly okay with Bundy and friends aiming at federal law enforcement.

422
jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:46:42am

re: #407 lawhawk

That nitwit decided to stand and protect the cops (who don’t need protecting) from protesters who do (need protecting) from the cops who’ve shown reckless abandon in using excessive force..

The 3 percenters’ predecessors:

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#FergusonFireside  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:46:42am

re: #400 The Vicious Babushka

YAYY Lexi got her 15 minutes! Now maybe she will get her own reality show!!

[Embedded content]

Can’t wait to hear her deep insights and magnificent use of grammar.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:47:17am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:48:52am

I think Bristol is just as nasty as her mother. I don’t like attacking candidates’ children and I defended Bristol when her pregnancy was revealed even though it exposed what a double standard hypocrite her mother really is when it comes to sex. But Bristol is just a nasty hateful person whether it’s making homophobic and racist comments and insulting the President by saying that his daughters’ watching the show Glee pushed his support for SSM. It’s not even that she’s a Republican. I like George W. Bush’s daughters, they seem like nice people and Meaghan McCain despite IMO being delusional about the reality of her party is someone who does have a good heart. But Bristol’s different.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:49:06am

Now I look at it, that badge may be a counterfeit. That font looks like Souvenir, which was designed in 1914.
en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:49:08am

re: #421 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Precisefuckingly.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:50:42am

Keep Ye No Oats And Ye Shall Gather No Moss

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aagcobb  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:51:00am

re: #381 The Vicious Babushka

MOAR THREEPER STUPIDS==>

[Embedded content]

That’s what the Confederates thought. A few hundred thousand dead later, they were raising the white flag.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:52:12am

re: #424 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Considering they’re the ones who never cared when Rush Limbaugh likened women trying to get equality for women to Nazis for years, yes……………. I mean this is all so funny. I mean Megyn Kelly sucks but there is a rampant culture of sexism at Fox and you can see it in who they hire and how they present them.

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jaunte  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:53:30am

Props for racist reenactors dot com.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:54:05am

well, what would you rather be - a brave patriot practicing for the day when you will rise up against tyranny and save this nation, or a sort of pudgy guy who spends his kids’ college money on guns and ammunition and catches a lot of crap from people?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:55:05am

re: #432 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

well, what would you rather be - a brave patriot practicing for the day when you will rise up against tyranny and save this nation, or a sort of pudgy guy who spends his kids’ college money on guns and ammunition and catches a lot of crap from people?

Let’s be honest. Those kids were never going to go to college anyway.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:55:49am

I remember the right crying sexism when Obama used the “lipstick on a pig” metaphor when talking about Palin. The right cried that he was being sexist and I was just thinking. Gee aren’t you the people who have said nothing when Rush calls feminists, feminazis. Aren’t you the people who actually have people on your shows like Ann Coulter that insult the very idea of women participating in our government via voting? It’s sort of like how they cry racism whenever a minority conservative is criticized. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and many others I am forgetting would be criticized by the left for being fanatical jackasses if they were white. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly sharing Irish heritage with me doesn’t make me see them as any less of jackasses than they already are.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:56:39am

re: #406 jaunte

“They know how to stalk” and presumably have no IR signature.

Honest to god, they are selling each other tinfoil (actually metallized mylar) ponchos to stake out over their fighting positions.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:57:08am

re: #432 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

well, what would you rather be - a brave patriot practicing for the day when you will rise up against tyranny and save this nation, or a sort of pudgy guy who spends his kids’ college money on guns and ammunition and catches a lot of crap from people?

I always thought gun hoarders with children were unbelievably selfish because of that. And of course they’re the first people to complain about any tax increase. Maybe if you didn’t feel the need to buy several guns every time the NRA lied to you about how the next Democrat elected governor or president was going to take your guns, you could afford the bills.

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Lidane  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:57:28am

re: #429 aagcobb

That’s what the Confederates thought. A few hundred thousand dead later, they were raising the white flag.

And that was before the US government started spending more than the next dozen countries combined on their military.

These “three percenter” morons would get curbstomped inside of an afternoon if they were stupid enough to do anything.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:58:03am

re: #351 #FergusonFireside

I’m paywalled from Newsweek. I know for damn sure I haven’t hit their 5 limit view.

Me too. I am fairly sure I could defend this article, since I have carried on a running feud with the “left behind PoWs” conspira-liars for 40 years, but I don’t have anything but this graphic. Thousands of wingnuts don’t have anything else either, but it is all they need to launch a viral shitstorm at Newsweek. Note that our old fiend, John Stacey McCain has weighed in on the Newsweek Twitter feed. “Patriotism is racist hate?”
Their bogus paywall has left them defenseless.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 11, 2015 • 11:59:45am

re: #413 Blind Frog Belly White

And Yorktowne was a classic European-style siege.

Yes, it was. I went there as a kid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:01:32pm

re: #434 HappyWarrior

I remember the right crying sexism when Obama used the “lipstick on a pig” metaphor when talking about Palin. The right cried that he was being sexist and I was just thinking. Gee aren’t you the people who have said nothing when Rush calls feminists, feminazis. Aren’t you the people who actually have people on your shows like Ann Coulter that insult the very idea of women participating in our government via voting? It’s sort of like how they cry racism whenever a minority conservative is criticized. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, and many others I am forgetting would be criticized by the left for being fanatical jackasses if they were white. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly sharing Irish heritage with me doesn’t make me see them as any less of jackasses than they already are.

It’s worse. Obama wasn’t even talking about Palin. He used the ‘lipstick on a pig’ metaphor regarding GOP policy. The reason the wingnuts complained was that Palin had made a joke about the difference between pitbulls and hockey moms being lipstick.

So, they invented the reference to Palin, because lord knows, nobody’d ever used the ‘lipstick on a pig’ line before, and claimed Obama had called her a pig. It was pure bullshit.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:01:50pm

re: #426 jaunte

MAKE IT THROB!!

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ObserverArt  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:03:02pm

re: #439 HappyWarrior

Yes, it was. I went there as a kid.

Damn. How old did you say your were? 240?

: )

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Dr. Matt  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:04:42pm

re: #419 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I like the graphic from Wonkette’s take on this story:

Bristol Palin Takes Break From ISIS Battle To Slob Trump’s Knob

Embedded Image

Conservatives never gave two-shits about the vile things Erick son of Erick has said in the past. Now they are “outraged” as they use his past to demonstrate Erick’s hypocrisy. How ironic.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:08:14pm

re: #419 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I like the graphic from Wonkette’s take on this story:

Bristol Palin Takes Break From ISIS Battle To Slob Trump’s Knob

[Embedded content]

Electric Bouguereau.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 11, 2015 • 12:32:23pm

re: #59 Nyet

972mag.com

[Embedded content]

It was through an article about that exact same trip by Dajani & his students that I learned of Amos Oz and made that page about him last year. I read two of his books and have two more waiting in the wings.

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meteor  Aug 11, 2015 • 1:04:56pm

Ugh. Just went to Twitter from a couple of the above links, and I wandered onto the timelines of a couple of die-hard racists.

My eyes hurt. My skin hurts. I want to dig a hole in the ground and crawl in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 11, 2015 • 1:12:28pm

re: #397 Dave In Austin

[Embedded content]

Pvt. Pray has “T H O R” tattooed on his knuckles. (See the second photo of him at the Mother Jones article.)

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Decatur Deb  Aug 11, 2015 • 1:18:44pm

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pvt. Pray has “T H O R” tattooed on his knuckles. (See the second photo of him at the Mother Jones article.)

Which makes me doubt the storyline that he burned it away to get in the service.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Aug 11, 2015 • 2:02:00pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

I’m planning on going to Switzerland for a little while in a couple years. I will probably forget but I’ll check out how many people actually open carry there.

They open carry..without ammo. Those girls are taking their guns to a shooting match empty. Which means they will be unable to use them to defend themselves against a rapist…


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Jon Anderson - Song of SevenFrom the 1980 album "Song of Seven".
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191006 Today we have to take a few steps back in explanation. The pond is going to have three levels. Sort of an upside down ziggurat. The lowest level, in the center we call ‘the channel’. After the liner is ...
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Jon Anderson - Change We MustFrom the 1994 album "Change We Must".
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