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1
Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:38:30pm

So presidential.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:39:59pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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So presidential.

Jeb, that’s what you say when your Chinese take out is late not when 10 of your country’s citizens are murdered by an armed nutjob.

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freetoken  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:40:12pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

“Stuff happens” applies to when my door exterior light bulb goes out.

Doesn’t seem quite the same scale.

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:40:59pm

I forgot to put the gas cap back on after filling up. Stuff happens.

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Jenner7  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:41:36pm

So you have Democrats saying “let’s do something to prevent things like this” and Republicans saying “meh”.

Vote Republican! //

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:41:42pm

I forgot to flush the toilet at Jeb’s house. Stuff happens.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:42:01pm

re: #5 Jenner7

So you have Democrats saying “let’s do something to prevent things like this” and Republicans saying “meh”.

Vote Republican! //

GOP 2016: Stuff Happens.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:42:04pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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So presidential.

Hurricanes and tornadoes happen. Mass murder is a deliberate choice made easy by unrestricted access to unlimited firearms and ammunition in an enabling culture that blows it off by saying “stuff happens.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:42:33pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Now I’m curious what the threshold is where we have to do something, according to Republicans.

Clearly it’s somewhere between 10 and 3,000 deaths, because the response to 9/11 was not “stuff happens” (and to be clear, it was appropriate that it was not - although Iraq was not the right response either).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:42:36pm

re: #8 allegro

Hurricanes and tornadoes happen. Mass murder is a deliberate choice made easy by unrestricted access to unlimited firearms and ammunition in an enabling culture that blows it off by saying “stuff happens.”

Very well said.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:43:19pm

I voted Republican once. Stuff happens.

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:43:38pm

re: #9 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Nope. The entire debate was lost after Sandy Hook. If those dead kids couldn’t move the needle, nothing will. It’s a disgrace.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:44:07pm

I mean goddamn man at the very last offer some sympathies to the victims families. I think in this way Jeb is far more dumb than his brother was politically. W could at least show warmth to people who lost loved ones.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:44:24pm

re: #12 Kid A

Nope. The entire debate was lost after Sandy Hook. If those dead kids couldn’t move the needle, nothing will. It’s a disgrace.

And that’s what breaks my heart.

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Stuff Happens  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:44:49pm

JEB is an idiot.

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:45:22pm

Bush 41 didn’t pull out. Stuff happens.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:45:44pm

re: #16 Kid A

Bush 41 didn’t pull out. Stuff happens.

Ouch.

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Jenner7  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:46:08pm

re: #16 Kid A

ZING!

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:46:15pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Ouch.

Twice. Stuff happens.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:47:08pm

re: #12 Kid A

Nope. The entire debate was lost after Sandy Hook. If those dead kids couldn’t move the needle, nothing will. It’s a disgrace.

I suppose.

On a larger level, his brother’s response to Katrina was essentially “stuff happens” so this really isn’t that surprising.

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:47:37pm

re: #19 Kid A

Have we forgotten Silverado Neil already?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:47:46pm

Oh hey, here’s how that handy self-defense law has helped out down in FL.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:47:52pm

My presidential campaign that I feel I’m entitled by my birthright and father’s name is being beaten by a demagogue quasi fascist nutjob. Stuff happens.

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:48:41pm

re: #21 Skip Intro

Have forgotten Silverado Neil already?

Three times. Stuff happens.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:49:09pm

re: #22 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Oh hey, here’s how that handy self-defense law has helped out down in FL.

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Jeb has made stuff happen!

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:51:43pm
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mr.fusion  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:52:45pm

“Stuff Happens” could literally be the GOP slogan

Thousands are dying or going bankrupt from lack of insurance? Stuff Happens
Preemptive war based on faulty intelligence? Stuff Happens
Historic stock market crash due to lack of oversight? Stuff Happens
One mass shooting a week? Stuff Happens
Outrageous income equality gap? Stuff Happens

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:54:00pm

Your gun got taken away? Stuff happens.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:54:36pm

You have to pay higher taxes? Stuff happens.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:55:23pm

DON’T FORGET OBESITY!

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:56:28pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

DON’T FORGET OBESITY!

And whut about Chicago!>!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Jenner7  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:56:35pm
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Jenner7  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:56:52pm

re: #32 Jenner7

But not the free kind!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:57:53pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

DON’T FORGET OBESITY!

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:58:09pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Jeb Bush, arguing against calls for gun control after major tragedy, says, “stuff happens.”

He’s probably very concerned about shutting down the massive incidence of in-person voter fraud though.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:58:19pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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So presidential.

we need to hashtag the fuck out of this on twitter
#stuffhappens

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:58:31pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

DON’T FORGET OBESITY!

DONT FORGET EBOLA!!!!!

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leftynyc  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:58:46pm

Sigh - it never ends

Sheriff’s Office: 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Florida Shooting

abcnews.go.com

A man in north Florida fatally shot two people, including his estranged wife, and critically injured a third before killing himself, authorities said.

Levy County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Scott Tummond said in an interview early Friday morning that the incident happened at a home in Inglis, about 50 miles from Gainesville.

Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office began receiving 911 calls reporting shots fired, Tummond said. An EMS crew and law enforcement were dispatched.

Tummond said the EMS crew arrived first and found two men shot in the front yard of the home. One man, 68-year-old Walter S. Terhune of Inglis, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second, Otis G. Bean, who owned the home and whose age wasn’t immediately known, was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:59:14pm

Wonder how calm JEB! would be if I sent him a picture of his toothbrush sticking out of my ass.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:59:15pm

re: #35 jaunte

He’s probably very concerned about shutting down the massive incidence of in-person voter fraud though.

Massive voter fraud is not stuff happens because ACORN
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Franklin  Oct 2, 2015 • 12:59:22pm

re: #38 leftynyc

Sigh - it never ends

Sheriff’s Office: 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Florida Shooting

abcnews.go.com

#stuffhappens

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:00:12pm

re: #38 leftynyc

Sigh - it never ends

Sheriff’s Office: 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Florida Shooting

abcnews.go.com

GGT said it downstairs but it would be nice if we could get Larry Pratt and Wayne LaPierrete to get the same treatment that Cecille Richards got.

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:00:42pm

re: #38 leftynyc

Sigh - it never ends

Sheriff’s Office: 3 Dead, 1 Injured in Florida Shooting

abcnews.go.com

Only three dead? That would barely make the local news these days.

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Franklin  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:00:47pm

Go home, internet has been won. Try again tomorrow.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:00:49pm

free STUFF happens.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:01:19pm

re: #40 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

- The Jeb Bush administration purged 12,000 eligible voters from the Florida voter rolls ahead of the 2000 presidential election.
- Jeb Bush attempted a similar voter purge ahead of the 2004 presidential election
- Jeb Bush signed into law Florida legislation that restricted the hours and locations for early voting.
- Jeb Bush supported more stringent voter identification laws
correctrecord.org

“Protect the integrity of the franchise.”
“The voters got shot.”
“Whatever.”

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:03:11pm

Christians are being persecuted!

Stuff happens.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:03:42pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:04:05pm

Dim Jim fails again

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:04:43pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:05:09pm

re: #41 Franklin

#stuffhappens

Jeb is doubling down on the quote at a presser right now…not going well at all. Holy shit.

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:05:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:06:07pm
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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:06:58pm

re: #50 Kragar

WRUNG DEATHES LIBTARDS!!11!

I’m guessing this comment is too late because you’ve already got that response?

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:07:55pm

No Jim, it’s because the 2 wars that Bush put on the national credit card came due.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:08:23pm
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Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:10:03pm

re: #51 Aunty Entity Dragon

Jeb is doubling down on the quote at a presser right now…not going well at all. Holy shit.

Bush was given a deadline by his donors. If he hasn’t substantially improved his standing in the polls by the end of October then many of his donors will turn elsewhere. It will be interesting to see how quickly he banishes his moderate self in order to gain the affection of the worst of America.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:10:49pm
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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:11:33pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:11:39pm

Jeb doubles-down on “stuff happens”

Bush Stands by Stuff Happens Quote 10-02-15

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:12:49pm

last night Donald Trump said “these things happen”

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:13:27pm

Bush needs to stop pussy footing around and tell us how many Muslims he’ll have killed on Day One of his presidency. That should get him above 4%.

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EPR-radar  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:15:39pm

re: #51 Aunty Entity Dragon

Jeb is doubling down on the quote at a presser right now…not going well at all. Holy shit.

So between W and Jeb!, W is clearly the smarter one. Good grief.

What a train wreck of a party. The establishment is trying to give the nomination to a pandering idiot like Jeb!, while the base is running around with no adult supervision and smearing ca-ca on everything.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:16:41pm

Warning: Raw Story has a pic of this vile asshole and the dead cat. It is disturbing:

Texas veterinarian who killed elderly couple’s cat with bow and arrow may soon lose license to practice

Texas woman who shot an elderly couple’s pet cat through the head with an arrow may soon lose her veterinary license, the Dodo reports.

Kristen Lindsey, who was a vet at the Washington Animal Clinic before being fired in April, bragged on Facebook about killing the cat, named Tiger, with a bow and arrow. The gruesome post contained a picture of a smiling Lindsey holding up a big orange-and-white tabby by the arrow embedded in the cat’s head.

“My first bow kill, lol,” she had written on the photo. “The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through it’s [sic] head! Vet of the year award … Gladly accepted.”

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EPR-radar  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:16:50pm

re: #62 Skip Intro

Bush needs to stop pussy footing around and tell us how many Muslims he’ll have killed on Day One of his presidency. That should get him above 4%.

Proposing a shark-infested moat (with lasers) on the entire southern US border might get Jeb! into double digits in the polling.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:18:50pm

re: #63 EPR-radar

JEB: “Is our half-assed franchise learning?”

Seriously, I think that the Bush brothers are the preacher’s kids of the Republican party.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:20:27pm

re: #9 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Now I’m curious what the threshold is where we have to do something, according to Republicans.

Clearly it’s somewhere between 10 and 3,000 deaths, because the response to 9/11 was not “stuff happens” (and to be clear, it was appropriate that it was not - although Iraq was not the right response either).

It’s not the number of deaths. It’s the complexion and/or citizenship of the perp(s). Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and 6 adults intentionally, and nothing. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez killed one adult, apparently by accident, and he’s the poster child for deportin 11,000,000 people.

If it can’t be blamed on Swarthy Foreigners, it’s just ‘Shit Happens’.

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:21:18pm

re: #64 Dr. Matt

Warning: Raw Story has a pic of this vile asshole and the dead cat. It is disturbing:

Texas veterinarian who killed elderly couple’s cat with bow and arrow may soon lose license to practice

Rush Limbaugh may just have found wife #5.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:21:22pm

re: #65 EPR-radar

Proposing a shark-infested moat (with lasers) on the entire southern US border might get Jeb! into double digits in the polling.

To beat Trump he’s going to have to promise to send all the niClangs back to Africa, brown people back to Latin America or ME, outlaw abortion and birth control, and recind women’s right to vote. That might work.

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jamesfirecat  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:22:18pm

re: #68 Skip Intro

Rush Limbaugh may just have found wife #5.

////Better yet I know a dentist she could hook up with…

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:23:00pm

Heh, the president was just asked about the Jeb! “stuff happens” comment and he said he didn’t think he needs to comment on it, the American people can judge that for themselves.”

Good reply. No need to get down to the lightweight Bush level.

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:23:13pm

re: #57 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I wonder where his donors would go? Kaisch is worse off than Bush, so moderate bona fides aren’t going to help. I guess Rubio or Fiorina could get them, but are they really better alternatives?

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:24:08pm

re: #69 allegro

To beat Trump he’s going to have to promise to send all the niClangs back to Africa, brown people back to Latin America or ME, outlaw abortion and birth control, and recind women’s right to vote. That might work.

I suggest that he propose that all African-Americans who can’t present a document declaring their ancestors free slaves be returned to the descendants of their former owners. Now that’s a Southern Strategy that would work.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:24:50pm

Has there been a spike in gun sales yet?

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:25:43pm

re: #74 Eclectic Cyborg

Has there been a spike in gun sales yet?

I think everyone is waiting for the definitive list of the killer’s weapons so they know what to buy.

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Higgs Boson's Mate  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:25:49pm

re: #69 allegro

To beat Trump he’s going to have to promise to send all the niClangs back to Africa, brown people back to Latin America or ME, outlaw abortion and birth control, and recind women’s right to vote. That might work.

I admire your spirit but, all any GOP candidate has to do is promise to absolve anyone of anything they do in the name of their religious conscience. That will get them at least 47% of the popular vote.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:26:13pm

re: #59 Kragar

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I’m convinced Jeb is an idiot.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:26:52pm

Lots of things happen all the time Jebby. We do things abotu them though. I get spyware on my computer. I get an anti-spyware program. Things happening doesn’t mean you just shrug it off.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:27:13pm

re: #76 Higgs Boson’s Mate

I admire your spirit but, all any GOP candidate has to do is promise to absolve anyone of anything they do in the name of their religious conscience. That will get them at least 47% of the popular vote.

Yeah, I forgot the theocracy part. Thanks.

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Skip Intro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:27:40pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

Lots of things happen all the time Jebby. We do things abotu them though. I get spyware on my computer. I get an anti-spyware program. Things happening doesn’t mean you just shrug it off.

Jeb! would just call the servants to deal with it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:28:37pm

Jeb’s a bigger asshole than George was. Stuff happens.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:29:51pm

On Thursday, Louisiana’s Lafayette General Medical Center, the hospital that tended to victims of the July movie theater shooting, sent ten pizzas to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon, as they struggled to keep up with incoming victims after a shooting at Umpqua Community College left 10 dead and seven others injured.

The Lafayette hospital knew to make the show of solidarity because when they were dealing with their own massacre, the Waco, Texas hospital that had treated victims of a motorcycle gang gun fight had done the same.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:32:29pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

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Oh I see. It’s a pizza lobby conspiracy! Jeez, I been blaming the NRA all this time.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:32:41pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

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That is just fucking sad.

What a fraternity to belong to.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:34:12pm

Jeb’s brother destroyed Iraq and burned up trillions of dollars. Stuff happens.

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Interesting Times  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:34:25pm

re: #82 wrenchwench

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I hereby nominate that for the most American headline ever :/

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Stuff Happens  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:35:56pm

re: #39 Higgs Boson’s Mate

Wonder how calm JEB! would be if I sent him a picture of his toothbrush sticking out of my ass.

Stuff happens.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:36:41pm

I think it’s pretty obvious that Jeb doesn’t like criticism that much.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:36:59pm

If you’re reduced to saying ‘What about Chicago?’ and ‘What about abortions?’ and ‘What about car accidents?’, you’re really sitting with a hand full of nothing.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:37:34pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

I think it’s pretty obvious that Jeb doesn’t like criticism that much.

You’d think someone that incompetent would be used to it.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:37:40pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

DON’T FORGET OBESITY!

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Deliberately obtuse is no way to go through life Dana.

Oh, as for auto accidents, we have done tons of things to mitigate risk…

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:38:03pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

I think it’s pretty obvious that Jeb doesn’t like criticism that much.

And Trump walks out of a Q&A. Such courageous leadership.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:38:17pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

If you’re reduced to saying ‘What about Chicago?’ and ‘What about abortions?’ and ‘What about car accidents?’, you’re really sitting with a hand full of nothing.

The car accidents one really gets me. People aren’t using cars as instruments to kill people. With guns, they are. A gun’s sole purpose is to kill someone or something at a quick and more efficient rate. That’s why they were invented. That’s why the gun changed warfare.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:38:46pm

re: #92 allegro

And Trump walks out of a Q&A. Such courageous leadership.

Stuff Happens-Walkout 2016:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:39:37pm

re: #91 Mike Lamb

Deliberately obtuse is no way to go through life Dana.

Oh, as for auto accidents, we have done tons of things to mitigate risk…

Cars are more rgulated than guns, fact.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:40:41pm

Stupidest Man On Planet=Jim Hoft

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:40:50pm

re: #91 Mike Lamb

Deliberately obtuse is no way to go through life Dana.

Oh, as for auto accidents, we have done tons of things to mitigate risk…

How about if we make a gun where, if you pull the trigger, an airbag blows up in your face?
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Also note, those are auto ACCIDENTS. 30,000 people die because cars get used improperly.

We have 30,000 people a year dying because guns are used as intended.

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freetoken  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:42:25pm

Just finished watching the last part of the live presentation from Radcliff about DNA:

radcliffe.harvard.edu

Interesting stuff. The videos from all the presentations will be online in a couple of weeks supposedly.

None of it will be the subject of questions at the next GOP “debate” - unless someone sneaks a question in about evolution.

And that’s the problem. The 21st century is moving forward - in the case above, with molecular biology - but the GOP is stuck in an 18th century worldview.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:42:43pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

How about if we make a gun where, if you pull the trigger, an airbag blows up in your face?
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Also note, those are auto ACCIDENTS. 30,000 people die because cars get used improperly.

We have 30,000 people a year dying because guns are used as intended.

WE have too many guns. W also have a firearms industry that proftis based on fear.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:42:46pm
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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:42:49pm

re: #85 Amory Blaine

Jeb’s brother destroyed Iraq and burned up trillions of dollars. Stuff happens.

Here’s found stock footage of George learning how to care for money.

Good job little buddy ~ Jeb

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Stuff Happens  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:43:56pm

I’m going to be using the phrase “Stuff Happens” for everything for the time being. It’s my new: “Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Deal with it. Stupid jokes are about the only thing that is keeping me sane.

Thanks for your understanding.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:45:18pm

Well fuck me

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:46:13pm

re: #101 Amory Blaine

Here’s found stock footage of George learning how to care for money.

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Good job little buddy ~ Jeb

Spanky always gets an upding.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:47:13pm

Ah, good ol’ Jeb!, he’s truly a sage just like Forrest Grump:
Shit Happens- Forrest Gump Quote

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makeitstop  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:47:44pm

‘There’s a difference between running for president and being president.’

A quote for the ages.

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William Lewis  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:49:17pm

re: #9 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Now I’m curious what the threshold is where we have to do something, according to Republicans.

Simple. Have a black man kill rich white folks. Just look at California and the Black Panthers.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:50:18pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:50:40pm

re: #107 BlueSpotinAL

Man Can’t Believe Obama Would Use Tragedy To Push Anti-Tragedy Agenda

Area Man is Trump’s natural constituency

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:50:40pm

re: #98 freetoken

Just finished watching the last part of the live presentation from Radcliff about DNA:

radcliffe.harvard.edu

Interesting stuff. The videos from all the presentations will be online in a couple of weeks supposedly.

None of it will be the subject of questions at the next GOP “debate” - unless someone sneaks a question in about evolution.

And that’s the problem. The 21st century is moving forward - in the case above, with molecular biology - but the GOP is stuck in an 18th century worldview.

The anti-GMO people are bugging me. The local free monthly hastened its journey down the tubes with an ‘article’ about the ‘hazards’ of GMOs and ‘asks the question’ of whether they could be the cause of autism. I told them to no longer be dropping a bundle of those papers every month on my shop’s doorstep. The GMO opponents are all over the political spectrum, and may lurk among the lizards, I don’t know.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:52:50pm

I eat anything.

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iossarian  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:54:54pm

re: #111 wrenchwench

The anti-GMO people are bugging me. The local free monthly hastened its journey down the tubes with an ‘article’ about the ‘hazards’ of GMOs and ‘asks the question’ of whether they could be the cause of autism. I told them to no longer be dropping a bundle of those papers every month on my shop’s doorstep. The GMO opponents are all over the political spectrum, and may lurk among the lizards, I don’t know.

Well, I’m not exactly anti-GMO, as long as the research is done properly. What I don’t want is Monsanto telling me that carpet-bombing the Midwest with RoundUp won’t have long term negative effects on the bee population.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 1:56:33pm

re: #113 iossarian

Well, I’m not exactly anti-GMO, as long as the research is done properly. What I don’t want is Monsanto telling me that carpet-bombing the Midwest with RoundUp won’t have long term negative effects on the bee population.

GMOs go way beyond what Monsanto is doing. People are tying pesticide use to GMOS as though they ALWAYS go together.

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iossarian  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:00:08pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

GMOs go way beyond what Monsanto is doing. People are tying pesticide use to GMOS as though they ALWAYS go together.

Totally. The problem is that agricultural policy, including the approval of GMO products, is subject to manipulation by large corporate interests in the US. It makes it hard as a non-specialist to have any idea whether the thing that just got approved is safe or not.

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freetoken  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:00:32pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

This is just another example where our political discussion is AWOL because too many of the actors (mostly GOP) are trying to ignore addressing today’s and tomorrow’s issues.

As for GMO - I have no problem with the commercialization of genetic engineering (note I used “engineering” not “editing”.) What I do object to is companies trying to claim ownership of pollen that happens to drift on air or on the hairs of insects, when convenient for them, but denying responsibility of same when it is inconvenient for them.

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A Mom Anon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:03:10pm

re: #111 wrenchwench

It’s very easy for people with plenty of food around them to talk about banning food that can help feed millions of people living in famine and war torn countries. That’s what annoys me the most about anti GMO people. All genetically modified organisms are not created equal. If you want to get technical, hybrid tomatoes and roses are GMOs. They’re designed to withstand climate changes and diseases that would otherwise kill off heirloom types of the same plants. Hell, some heirlooms came from some farmer mixing a red tomato with a yellow one (my grandpa did this, btw, he never passed on the seeds or named it, he just liked the mixture of the two) or some other experiment. I guess my issue is really the paranoia about it. There’s a big deal over a golden rice right now that has vitamin A added to it and it’s a hybrid that needs less water and is tougher in bad weather. It’s going to help in countries where people are literally going blind from a lack of that vitamin, so how is it bad?

The Roundup Ready shit is another issue entirely and that gets conflated with the good side of the GMOs. It’s not at all the same.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:04:40pm

re: #117 A Mom Anon

It’s very easy for people with plenty of food around them to talk about banning food that can help feed millions of people living in famine and war torn countries. That’s what annoys me the most about anti GMO people. All genetically modified organisms are not created equal. If you want to get technical, hybrid tomatoes and roses are GMOs. They’re designed to withstand climate changes and diseases that would otherwise kill off heirloom types of the same plants. Hell, some heirlooms came from some farmer mixing a red tomato with a yellow one (my grandpa did this, btw, he never passed on the seeds or named it, he just liked the mixture of the two) or some other experiment. I guess my issue is really the paranoia about it. There’s a big deal over a golden rice right now that has vitamin A added to it and it’s a hybrid that needs less water and is tougher in bad weather. It’s going to help in countries where people are literally going blind from a lack of that vitamin, so how is it bad?

The Roundup Ready shit is another issue entirely and that gets conflated with the good side of the GMOs. It’s not at all the same.

That’s what always bugs me too.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:05:07pm

HUZZAH! I now have 51.5 hours of training completed for my certification training! I just need to wait till the system updates so I can download my documentation and submit and I’m done with this shit for another 3 years!

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Lidane  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:11:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:13:52pm

re: #120 Lidane

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Lol pathetic idiot.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:15:07pm

‘the Gay Gestapo’

i knew it the moment i saw those big shiny boots

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:15:14pm
Stuff Happens
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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:15:29pm

A quick Photoshop image I needed to do because!

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Brian J.  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:16:32pm

re: #124 ObserverArt

Up until now, I’d have agreed, but between this and his most recent run of pathetic polling, it looks like we’ll never get the chance.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:17:09pm

stuff happens

from jeb’s perspective, only to other people

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:17:37pm

re: #125 Brian J.

Up until now, I’d have agreed, but between this and his most recent run of pathetic polling, it looks like we’ll never get the chance.

I have to say I am amazed with how poorly he’s doing.

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teleskiguy  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:18:09pm

re: #120 Lidane

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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:18:36pm

Sheriff In Charge Of Oregon Massacre Probe Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

The sheriff investigating a mass shooting at an Oregon community college that left at least nine people dead posted a video to Facebook in 2013 that raised questions about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin posted a link to a YouTube video called “The Sandy Hook Shooting - Fully Exposed,” which summarized conspiracy theories surrounding the shooting and quickly racked up millions of views, about a month after the massacre took place. The post was deleted or made private sometime after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

“This makes me wonder who we can trust anymore…” Hanlin wrote. “Watch, listen, and keep an open mind.”

This guy needs to be investigated big time.

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Joe Bacon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:19:35pm

re: #124 ObserverArt

A quick Photoshop image I needed to do because!

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Right on the money!

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:20:26pm

re: #125 Brian J.

Up until now, I’d have agreed, but between this and his most recent run of pathetic polling, it looks like we’ll never get the chance.

Good possibility…but until he is out of the running, I will be remembering his uncaring words.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:21:15pm

re: #129 Amory Blaine

Sheriff In Charge Of Oregon Massacre Probe Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

This guy needs to be investigated big time.

Hey, he’s just protecting the constitutional rights of the citizens under his watch. Well except for their right to not get shot. Stuff happens.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:22:11pm
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Brian J.  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:22:42pm

re: #127 HappyWarrior

I’m not counting him out yet. The GOP’s going to effectively have a national primary between March 1 and 15 (the finalized schedule includes 27 state primaries and caucuses plus DC, PR and Guam within fifteen days, when 1,253 bound delegates- a majority of the total- will be assigned). That favors a big organization and thus a fat wallet, and Jeb*’s is still the fattest out there.

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Joe Bacon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:24:42pm

re: #129 Amory Blaine

Sheriff In Charge Of Oregon Massacre Probe Posted Sandy Hook Truther Video

This guy needs to be investigated big time.

Coming up next! See this Sheriff go on Alex Jones and say that Obama deliberately set him up…

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makeitstop  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:24:52pm

re: #124 ObserverArt

A quick Photoshop image I needed to do because!

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Good graphic, but I have to quibble with the awkward wording on the top line.

Maybe ‘have empathy and tact’ instead of ‘have empathy and be tactful?’ That doesn’t scan right to me.

/pedant

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:25:06pm

re: #115 iossarian

The problem is that agricultural policy, including the approval of GMO products, is subject to manipulation by large corporate interests in the US. It makes it hard as a non-specialist to have any idea whether the thing that just got approved is safe or not.

In fairness, that’s the problem with just about every area of policy today. Nor does it help that plenty of experts go through a revolving door between industries and regulatory agencies (which are often underfunded). And that those large corporate interests can form super PACs to influence elections in ways that ordinary people can’t; or just pay large sums of money for PR campaigns (see BP post Gulf spill).

Add it all of that the fact that snake oil salespersons have access to the internet to scare people with lies, damn lies, and statistics posing as pseudo-science bullshit.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:25:48pm
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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:26:04pm

re: #136 makeitstop

Good graphic, but I have to quibble with the awkward wording on the top line.

Maybe ‘have empathy and tact’ instead of ‘have empathy and be tactful?’ That doesn’t scan right to me.

/pedant

You could try “compassionate conservative.”

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Joe Bacon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:26:05pm

re: #133 Kragar

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No, we find out that he takes off his shirt and we discover that he’s a Stepford Wife!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:26:22pm

re: #134 Brian J.

I’m not counting him out yet. The GOP’s going to effectively have a national primary between March 1 and 15 (the finalized schedule includes 27 state primaries plus DC, PR and Guam within fifteen days, when 1,253 bound delegates- a majority of the total- will be assigned). That favors a big organization and thus a fat wallet, and Jeb*’s is still the fattest out there.

I’m not either, I am just amazed so far.

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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:29:41pm

Is a diaper fetish implied or did you just infer it?

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:31:35pm

One of the things that has kind of amazed me is that we haven’t seen a lot of highly touted endorsements in the GOP primary. Maybe it’s still early, but we’re only 4 months away from the first votes being cast - seems like we should have seen some by now. Chris Matthews use to say that “democrats want to fall in love, republicans fall in line.” The endorsement primary was one of the ways that republicans would fall in line. I suppose the TP revolt might have something to do with all this?

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Brian J.  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:32:10pm

re: #142 gocart mozart

It’s about as subtle as a brick to the head, but we Louisianans can be thick sometimes.

Gumbo PAC is a Democratic outfit, so I must say that I’m not thrilled with their excoriating Vitter for “huge spending” when our vital services are gasping for air and need more revenue fast.

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Joe Bacon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:34:01pm

re: #143 KGxvi

One of the things that has kind of amazed me is that we haven’t seen a lot of highly touted endorsements in the GOP primary. Maybe it’s still early, but we’re only 4 months away from the first votes being cast - seems like we should have seen some by now. Chris Matthews use to say that “democrats want to fall in love, republicans fall in line.” The endorsement primary was one of the ways that republicans would fall in line. I suppose the TP revolt might have something to do with all this?

It seems the only candidate picking up endorsements right now is Fiorina!

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:37:01pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon

I guess the only other factor I can think of is that the field is big, with no clear frontrunner, nobody wants to get out ahead by picking someone who doesn’t win?

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plansbandc  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:37:11pm

I enjoy it when no fucks to give Obama makes fun of RWNJ idiocy.

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Lidane  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:37:42pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon

Gov. Bridgegate apparently got a bunch of endorsements in Iowa. Won’t help his campaign much, but he’ll be around a bit longer before he flames out.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:38:51pm

I hope the sheriff is having a come to Jesus moment. Having to speak directly to the parents.

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Brian J.  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:39:13pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon

Nate Silver’s got a tracker for endorsements:

projects.fivethirtyeight.com

So far, Jeb’s in the lead with 35 “points” from three Senators and 20 Congresscretins. That would be the lowest total ever for a nominee at this point. The whole field totals just 133 points from 4 governors, 7 Senators and 58 House members making endorsements, not counting 4 House members who endorsed Perry and Walker.

By comparison, Hillary has 8 governors, 30 Senators and 112 Congresspeople all by herself.

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teleskiguy  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:39:25pm

A bunch of people got shot and killed. PROFIT!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:40:10pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:40:43pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:41:24pm
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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:41:58pm

I alwasy have Vines muted, but this one is worth unmuting.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:42:29pm

One more family statement so far.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:43:08pm

re: #149 Stanley Sea Toujours

I hope the sheriff is having a come to Jesus moment. Having to speak directly to the parents.

I hope he’s having a ‘Jesus flipping tables’ moment.

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KGxvi  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:43:26pm

re: #142 gocart mozart

I don’t know which I like better, the way they referenced the diaper thing or the fact that the organization that did the commercial is called GUMBO PAC.

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:45:35pm

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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And there’s my prayer list for tonight. How heartbreaking.

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:45:37pm

Instead of “stuff happens” we should be more specific: “murder happens” and “rape happens”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:46:25pm

This is so utterly cool

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:47:06pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

A bunch of people got shot and killed. PROFIT!

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She seems giddy and why not, these tragedies make her rich.

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iossarian  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:47:11pm

re: #155 darthstar

Not quite as crack-like as the roller-skating basketball mascot, but I did watch it about 20 times before tearing my eyes and ears away.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:47:11pm

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

And to think it might be almost 5000 years old!

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iossarian  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:48:13pm

re: #164 Kragar

And to think it might be almost 5000 years old!

Remarkable how far that thing trekked from Mt. Ararat in just a couple of years.

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:48:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:48:19pm

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

This is so utterly cool

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Wow quite a find.

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EPR-radar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:48:29pm

re: #145 Joe Bacon

It seems the only candidate picking up endorsements right now is Fiorina!

If Fiorina continues to get national visibility, even our useless media will eventually start to dig into her track record as a ‘business leader’.

The only leadership she ever displayed was the kind you don’t want to step in.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:48:39pm
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Brian J.  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:51:03pm

re: #169 Kragar

When interviewed about Zardoz, director/ writer/ producer John Boorman said, “Um, it was the 70’s, and I was doing a lot of drugs. Frankly, even I’m not entirely sure what parts of the movie are about.”

So what’s the NRA’s excuse?

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:51:51pm

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

This is so utterly cool

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Satan planting more bones in Michigan? Sorry, bud…we fell for that the last time.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:54:02pm
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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:54:53pm
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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:56:19pm

This “stuff happens” quote by Jeb! is his “47%” remark if he gets to the general election.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:57:51pm
“More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history”
mobile.nytimes.com

Stuff!

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Belafon  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:58:54pm

re: #171 darthstar

Satan planting more bones in Michigan? Sorry, bud…we fell for that the last time.

In the related articles, there’s a story a creationist that found a 60million year old fossil. And while he’s proud of his discovery, he cannot be convinced it’s that old. He’s still going to get a mold of it and put it in a creationist museum that he donates finds to.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 2:59:23pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

A bunch of people got shot and killed. PROFIT!

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Geez woman, did you have to smile like this is the best thing ever?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:00:56pm

re: #174 Feline Fearless Leader

This “stuff happens” quote by Jeb! is his “47%” remark if he gets to the general election.

As bad as it is to be reduced to “What about Chicago?”, Jeb!’s “Stuff happens”, and Trump’s “Things happen” have got to be the lamest, most tone deaf, weak-tea, dumbfuck responses to a tragedy by Presidential candidate ever.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:01:10pm

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:01:29pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

Geez woman, did you have to smile like this is the best thing ever?

Well, it is the best thing ever. She’s rich, isn’t that the only thing that matters?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:01:48pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

Geez woman, did you have to smile like this is the best thing ever?

“It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.”
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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:01:51pm

re: #175 jaunte

Stuff!

Well fuck.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:02:46pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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Bitters are for more than drinking in CCJ’s case I guess.

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CuriousLurker  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:04:04pm

re: #177 ObserverArt

Geez woman, did you have to smile like this is the best thing ever?

When the photo was taken wasn’t mentioned. I hope it was before, not after. That said, someone in the responses to that tweet posted the address & phone number of the store, so I’m guessing they’re getting some pretty nasty phone calls right about now.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:04:28pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:04:51pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

He might have to create and attract readers to his own website; I understand that’s how ‘mad news’ is broken these days.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:06:46pm

re: #64 Dr. Matt

What’s stopping her from going to another state and set up practice?

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:06:54pm

re: #184 CuriousLurker

When the photo was taken wasn’t mentioned. I hope it was before, not after. That said, someone in the responses to that tweet posted the address & phone number of the store, so I’m guessing they’re getting some pretty nasty phone calls right about now.

Good point. So, then I would shift the same question to the Twitterer. Bottom line, no thought given.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:08:46pm

Jeb! Oops.

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Kragar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:09:10pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:09:45pm

“Stuff gets signed, who remembers?”

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:09:47pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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What does it take to get someone banned by Facebook?

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Kid A  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:09:56pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

He called Twitter “losers.”

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:10:13pm

re: #192 wrenchwench

What does it take to get someone banned by Facebook?

Apparently, a bona fide act of God.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:10:53pm

re: #192 wrenchwench

What does it take to get someone banned by Facebook?

Hard to tell. Everything the Wingnuts claim is Banned By Facebook! isn’t.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:11:45pm

re: #193 Kid A

He called Twitter “losers.”

Hey, didn’t Chuckles have some response due in his case with Gawker today?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:11:56pm

re: #190 Kragar

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He’s a fool. And Jeb these happen all the fucking time here, they’re not rare occurrences.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:11:56pm

re: #192 wrenchwench

What does it take to get someone banned by Facebook?

Even more than Twitter, Facebook works by allowing EVERYONE on their service.

Read: I’m not sure.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:13:11pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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losers!!! lol

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:15:14pm

re: #190 Kragar

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Jeb is the smart one is he?

Not about politics. The dude is a clumsy dullard politically

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:17:44pm

re: #192 wrenchwench

What does it take to get someone banned by Facebook?

I had a account due to my job, but I never really used it. Closed as soon as my job went away.

Has anyone ever been banned from Facebook? And if so, I wonder what that was all about.

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:17:57pm

re: #174 Feline Fearless Leader

This “stuff happens” quote by Jeb! is his “47%” remark if he gets to the general election.

Not satisfied with merely alienating people of color, homosexuals, or any other specific demographic, Jeb! goes for alienating any human with a conscience.

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:19:16pm

re: #202 darthstar

Not satisfied with merely alienating people of color, homosexuals, or any other specific demographic, Jeb! goes for alienating any human with a conscience.

That makes him the cream of the crop in wingnut circles, who seem to make a game of offending as many people as possible.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:19:18pm

re: #200 ObserverArt

Jeb is the smart one is he?

Not about politics. The dude is an clumsy dullard politically

“I had this challenge as governor because we had — look, stuff happens,” he said at a forum in South Carolina. “There’s always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something, and it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.”

Exactly. This was a stupidly tone-deaf thing to say right after a mass shooting, and his defenders can only repeat “out-of-context” like parrots.

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CuriousLurker  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:19:34pm

re: #189 jaunte

Jeb! Oops.

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LMAO—not only did he sign it, it was a Dem sponsored bill. Here, in case anyone wants a reference:

Pool Safeguards Now State Law
May 26, 2000 | By LINDA KLEINDIENST Tallahassee Bureau Chief

TALLAHASSEE — Three years after launching her battle for pool safety, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz saw her efforts become law on Thursday with the signature of Gov. Jeb Bush.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. “It is tragic that because of the length of time it took, more children drowned.” […]

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:20:54pm

And to top off the political blindness:

At the forum at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., Mr. Bush boasted of his pro-gun record as Florida governor, recalling awards he received from the National Rifle Association and noting that he once received a gun from the group’s former president, Charlton Heston
nytimes.com

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:22:25pm

re: #202 darthstar

Not satisfied with merely alienating people of color, homosexuals, or any other specific demographic, Jeb! goes for alienating any human with a conscience.

Yep, and on the flip side it shows who he wants to attract.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:22:57pm

re: #190 Kragar

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WTF? Don’t most states require a fence around a pool? Has he heard of an attractive nuisance?

“Oh, the horror! I have to pay a little bit to put a fence around my pool so children don’t die!”

Mind you, the cost of the fence is minimum compared to how much a damn pool cost.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:24:12pm

I almost feel sorry for Jeb! This is embarrassing.

I’d still rather him than Fuckface VCS

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sagehen  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:24:54pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

How about if we make a gun where, if you pull the trigger, an airbag blows up in your face?
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Also note, those are auto ACCIDENTS. 30,000 people die because cars get used improperly.

We have 30,000 people a year dying because guns are used as intended.

In the 1960’s, there were more than 50,000 people a year dying from car wrecks.

Then we passed seatbelt laws, and put in airbags, and changed what windshields are made of, and wrote stricter drunk-driving laws, car frames and side panels were redesigned, different paving materials and tire treads, and a red light here and a speed bump there, ER’s came up with new trauma treatment methods and materials, cellphones meant ambulances got to accident scenes quicker….

The population has grown by 50% in the last 50 years, but the number of auto deaths is down 40%. People still drive as much or more, we didn’t sieze all the cars, people still die, BUT NOT AS MANYAS USED TO.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:24:57pm
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Archangelus  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:24:57pm
Courtesy of JollyJack
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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:25:44pm

re: #208 Timothy Watson

WTF? Don’t most states require a fence around a pool? Has he heard of an attractive nuisance?

“Oh, the horror! I have to pay a little bit to put a fence around my pool so children don’t die!”

Mind you, the cost of the fence is minimum compared to much a damn pool cost.

Or the lawyer fees from defending yourself in the drowning of a child.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:25:45pm

re: #208 Timothy Watson

WTF? Don’t most states require a fence around a pool? Has he heard of an attractive nuisance?

“Oh, the horror! I have to pay a little bit to put a fence around my pool so children don’t die!”

Mind you, the cost of the fence is minimum compared to how much a damn pool cost.

Or the legal costs defending yourself if someone does get hurt/drown in it.

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:25:54pm

re: #206 jaunte

And to top off the political blindness:

Which will be a badge of honor among the wingnuts, of course. However, sane people will never vote for him after going around waving his ignorance flag high immediately after a major tragedy like this.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:27:18pm

re: #213 ObserverArt

Or the lawyer fees from defending yourself in the drowning of a child.

Maybe Florida had a “tread your water” law already in effect.
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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:28:55pm

Holy fuck, Jeb is the stupid one. George got all the brains.

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Jay C  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:29:52pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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So, as far as upChuck’s “mad news” goes: is that “mad” as in “angry”, or “mad” as in “insane”?

Or knowing that it’s Chuck Johnson, both?

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:30:34pm

Obama, when asked about Jeb!’s “stuff happens” quote, said, “I’m not going to respond to that! People can decide for themselves if they think mass killings are just stuff that happens.” (roughly paraphrased…but boom! did he send Jeb! a polite ‘fuck you.’)

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Archangelus  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:31:07pm

re: #217 Amory Blaine

Holy fuck, Jeb is the stupid one. George got all the brains.

Yup, and quite the horrific little bit of realization after Dubya’s two terms…

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makeitstop  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:31:13pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is still whining about Twitter. Getting permanently banned really hurt this horrible fucker. But it never occurs to him that it was own despicable behavior that caused it.

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If he means ‘mad’ news in the sense of ‘insane,’ then I guess he’s got a point.

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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:31:25pm

I’m trying to envision a Jeb! and Barack Obama debate.

It would not be pretty.

There most likely would be tongue-tied utterances and frustrated tears.

Barack would be fine. Might even offer a hug and a “it’ll be better Jeb, but I suggest another line of work.”

And with that…time to tune up and turn on for the Friday night guitar fry!

Later…and watch more stuff happen.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:32:26pm

re: #218 Jay C

He’s probably trying out a phrase, like Vince Vaughn’s character in Swingers using “money” as an adjective.

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steve_davis  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:32:39pm

re: #13 HappyWarrior

I mean goddamn man at the very last offer some sympathies to the victims families. I think in this way Jeb is far more dumb than his brother was politically. W could at least show warmth to people who lost loved ones.

and he gave great shoulder massaages, according to Angela.

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:32:39pm
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ObserverArt  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:32:58pm

re: #214 Feline Fearless Leader

Or the legal costs defending yourself if someone does get hurt/drown in it.

One second! That’s the closest same-idea comment ever for me.

Whew. Later.

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nines09  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:33:51pm
Stuff Happens. Like this flattering photo of my empty head.
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makeitstop  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:34:12pm

re: #201 ObserverArt

I had a account due to my job, but I never really used it. Closed as soon as my job went away.

Has anyone ever been banned from Facebook? And if so, I wonder what that was all about.

They never banned that dude who threatened to kill the president, so you can draw your own conclusions.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:34:14pm

mad news

as far as i can make out all the news is already either insane, furious, or both

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Amory Blaine  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:34:17pm

re: #223 jaunte

He’s probably trying out a phrase, like Vince Vaughn’s character in Swingers using “money” as an adjective.

He’s so money* and he doesn’t even know it.

*stupid

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:34:30pm
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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:36:10pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:37:51pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:38:37pm

re: #231 darthstar

I like the precision in that advice. With intensive coaching, Jeb! might be able to not talk like an insensitive asshole.

However, nothing on earth could stop Jeb! from being an insensitive asshole.

We can’t forget that Jeb! was an enthusiastic participant in the Terri Schiavo GOP pander-galactic cluster fuck.

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thedopefishlives  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:39:35pm

re: #234 EPR-radar

We can’t forget that Jeb! was an enthusiastic participant in the Terri Schiavo GOP pander-galactic cluster fuck.

Ah, shit, I totally forgot that was him. I remember he whole debacle, but I was younger and a lot more ignorant and I didn’t pay attention to whichever clown was running the circus.

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:41:24pm

Except the last Michael Keaton clone, while mentally challenged, wasn’t also an asshole.

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allegro  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:41:39pm

re: #234 EPR-radar

I like the precision in that advice. With intensive coaching, Jeb! might be able to not talk like an insensitive asshole.

However, nothing on earth could stop Jeb! from being an insensitive asshole.

We can’t forget that Jeb! was an enthusiastic participant in the Terri Schiavo GOP pander-galactic cluster fuck.

Yeah, odd that he wasn’t all “stuff happens” when he saw pander stars twinkling before his eyes.

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wrenchwench  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:45:35pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:46:12pm

re: #128 teleskiguy

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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:47:59pm
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jaunte  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:49:20pm
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Eventual Carrion  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:49:57pm

re: #176 Belafon

In the related articles, there’s a story a creationist that found a 60million year old fossil. And while he’s proud of his discovery, he cannot be convinced it’s that old. He’s still going to get a mold of it and put it in a creationist museum that he donates finds to.

He may be a fundy, but at least he is going the right thing and preserving it.

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Shiplord Kirel  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:50:05pm

Many have said that if the massacre at Sandy Hook couldn’t bring rational legislation on guns, nothing can.
I think something can, something even worse. What could be worse? An incident where hundreds of people are killed, that’s what. For obvious reasons, I won’t discuss scenarios (though Hollywood has) but such a disaster is almost inevitable on our present anarchic course.

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makeitstop  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:51:42pm

re: #219 darthstar

Obama, when asked about Jeb!’s “stuff happens” quote, said, “I’m not going to respond to that! People can decide for themselves if they think mass killings are just stuff that happens.” (roughly paraphrased…but boom! did he send Jeb! a polite ‘fuck you.’)

Here’s video.

Obama Reacts To Jeb Bush’s ‘Stuff Happens’ Quote On Oregon Massacre

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TedStriker  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:54:26pm
In Greenville, South Carolina, Jeb Bush, arguing against calls for gun control after major tragedy, says, “stuff happens.”

— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) October 2, 2015

Hey Jeb, go fuck yourself.

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EPR-radar  Oct 2, 2015 • 3:56:09pm

re: #243 Shiplord Kirel

Many have said that if the massacre at Sandy Hook couldn’t bring rational legislation on guns, nothing can.
I think something can, something even worse. What could be worse? An incident where hundreds of people are killed, that’s what. For obvious reasons, I won’t discuss scenarios (though Hollywood has) but such a disaster is almost inevitable on our present anarchic course.

“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.” W. Churchill

Like you, I don’t care to speculate on specific scenarios.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 2, 2015 • 4:06:12pm

re: #233 jaunte

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No one distorted your words asswipe. Own up and stop crying.

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darthstar  Oct 2, 2015 • 4:06:18pm

Republicans: “You’re politicizing a tragedy!”
Obama: “You’re goddamn right I’m politicizing it! This is a political issue. Do something about it and I’ll stop.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 2, 2015 • 4:52:43pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Many years ago we had employed a contractor with an option to hire. Sadly, we did not take up the hire option for unknown reasons. As his going away parting shit he sent everyone in our project team an email about the ‘Godless’ Technical Services manager and the ‘Evil’ DBA lead.

This guy didn’t burn the bridge, he nuked it.

A quick check on LinkedIn and I don’t see him on there.

Whenever CCJ pops up it just reminds me of Victor. The only difference between CCJ and Victor is that CCJ is white, and Victor hails from either Kenya or Nigeria.


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