The Top 10 LGF Articles of 2015

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1With more pageviews and social media shares than any other article this year, our exposé on the neo-Nazi origin of Donald Trump’s now-infamous bogus graphic on “black crime” was far and away our most popular post of the year: We Found Where Donald Trump’s “Black Crimes” Graphic Came From.

2In second place, our article on Ben Carson’s wild statement that the scientific theory of evolution through natural selection was directly inspired by none other than the Prince of Darkness: Ben Carson: Charles Darwin Came Up With the Theory of Evolution Because He Was Influenced by Satan.

3Our third most popular article of the year was our first look at the deceptively edited “sting” videos targeted at Planned Parenthood by right wing fraudsters at the Center for Medical Progress: The Huge Right Wing Anti-Choice Fake Outrage of the Day.

4Number four on our list is our post on the white supremacist group Council of Conservative Citizens, who took down their entire website briefly following the terrible massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, when it was revealed they had directly inspired shooter Dylann Roof with their racist propaganda: After the Discovery of Dylann Roof’s Website, the Council of Conservative Citizens Is Running Scared.

5In fifth place, our piece about Donald Trump’s delusional xenophobic immigration policy, and its multiple citations of far-right website Breitbart “News:” Donald Trump Has Released an Immigration Policy Plan and It’s Completely Insane.

6The number 6 spot goes to this post on a CNN interview with supporters of Donald Trump, in which they made it very clear they simply do not care that Trump lies like a rug: CNN Interviews Trump Supporters - They Don’t Care That He’s Lying.

7There were a huge number of fake outrages coming out of the right wing in 2015, and during the uproar following Dylann Roof’s attack on AME Church and his attraction to the Confederate flag, the far right blog “Conservative Treehouse” tried to counter-attack what they saw as a left wing agenda by posting a faked photo of Hillary Clinton with a Confederate flag (and their post is still up with no correction): Right Wingers Circulate Photoshop Fake of Young Hillary Clinton With a Confederate Flag.

8Our eighth most popular post contained a video clip of a Donald Trump rally in which a bigoted supporter asked him a now-infamous question: Video: Audience Member Asks Trump: “We Have a Problem… It’s Called ‘Muslims.’ When Can We Get Rid of ‘Em?”

9Number 9 on our list was this piece about Operation Rescue president Troy Newman, who also serves on the board of anti-choice propaganda group Center for Medical Progress, and is on record taking the virulent ideology of these people to its logical conclusion: Board Member of Right Wing Group That Made Planned Parenthood Video Believes Murdering Doctors Is “Justifiable”.

10You just knew crazed litigious cyberstalker Chuck C. Johnson would be on this list, didn’t you? He grabs the number 10 spot (although number 2 might have been more appropriate), with our post about one of his many attempts to sneak back onto Twitter after being permanently suspended from the social media site: Chuck C. Johnson Sneaks Onto Twitter Again, Using an Account Claiming to Be Associated With the Reagan Foundation.

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401 comments

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:07:10pm

Trump gets way too much exposure everywhere he goes.

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:11:01pm

This list will have NOTHING on the list for 2016. It’s gonna be one wild ride of derp.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:20:06pm

re: #2 Kid A

Maybe CCJ won’t make the cut this year. That would be nice.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:23:51pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Lets hope that 2016 starts with The Eschatological End of the Rage Furby.

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Jenner7  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:25:12pm

Maybe you instruct your police force to stop murdering people, that will save 80 million and you can restore healthcare to those how need it.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:25:55pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Maybe CCJ won’t make the cut this year. That would be nice.

His dramatic demise though. Not enough updings/shares/gloats

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:29:48pm
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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:35:13pm
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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:36:05pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

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1/2 way through the 1st quarter of the Rose Bowl

Stanford - 14
Iowa - 0

I blame Carly

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:40:01pm

re: #9 b.d.

1/2 way through the 1st quarter of the Rose Bowl

Stanford - 14
Iowa - 0

I blame Carly

21-0

Stanford beating the Demon Sheep

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:40:45pm

I expect Carly’s tweet to be blamed on an intern soon.

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makeitstop  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:44:46pm

OT: Skit of the day at the Mummers’ Parade:

Heh.
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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:45:28pm

heh:

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:47:01pm

How can big data help you?

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:47:28pm

Welp, 2016’s insane screeching is going full steam ahead. A new term I just learned via my Google Alerts today, coming soon to a browser near you: The Mossad Caucus1

That sounds even more sinister than the dreaded Jewish Lobby. //

1.) This message has been brought to you by antiwar(dot)com.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:49:34pm

re: #14 jaunte

And that right there is why I will NEVER use Uber.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:50:39pm

re: #15 CuriousLurker

I like the Jewish Lobby. Big windows, nice carpet and plenty of food.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:52:17pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s a strange model.

“…many drivers say they don’t like the practice. And it’s more than just feeling guilty about high prices. Drivers like Suleman K. say a fixed pay rate, rather than relying on periods of demand, would make their earnings more reliable. Others say that when they get a low rating from a passenger, it’s likely during surge pricing. Some, like Ashlock, say surge pricing could also mean fewer rides.”
cnet.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:53:45pm

Rand’s “resolutions” are every bit as ridiculous and unfunny as you can imagine.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:55:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:57:16pm
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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:58:41pm

re: #14 jaunte

How can big data help you?

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My average in Orlando is 6 bucks. Sucks to ne wherever that was.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:59:26pm
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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 2:59:53pm

I dislike anything GG, but this is interesting, if true…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:00:27pm
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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:00:38pm

re: #15 CuriousLurker

LOL, I just clicked to see who the author is. You get three guesses, the first two don’t count… Yep, Justin Raimondo. Oh man, it’s (expectedly) ugh, ugh ugh.

As usual, Pamela et al. are baying about “Agrle-bargle, Muslims… argle-bargle, Sharia…”

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Alephnaught  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:01:53pm

Well, Goldie, one of the originators of UK Jungle/Drum ‘n’ Bass has received a CBE in todays New Year’s honours!

So, in celebration, here’s the opening (and title) track from his debut album “Timeless” in 1995. This 21 minute track (! Considering this is an early UK Jungle track, this is amazingly prog.) one was the major reason I bought my first CD player.

Goldie - Timeless

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:02:16pm

re: #26 CuriousLurker

Man that guy…even his name sounds smarmy.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:02:53pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

I like the Jewish Lobby. Big windows, nice carpet and plenty of food.

And the pie. I heard they serve pie. //

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:03:26pm

re: #10 b.d.

21-0

Stanford beating the Demon Sheep

Stanford 28-0 now, one minute into the second quarter. Yeah, this isn’t a microcosm of Carly’s entire political and business career or anything.

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:04:24pm
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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:04:57pm

Make no mistake, Fiorina will deny that that tweet ever happened.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:07:27pm
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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:07:57pm

re: #31 darthstar

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81%?

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:09:23pm

re: #34 b.d.

81%?

19% undecided…that’s also significant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:10:28pm
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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:12:16pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh look, a wingnut troll hatching. Excuse me while I go tie it in a burlap bag and use my block button to toss it in the nearest river.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:15:10pm

heh

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blueraven  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:17:00pm

My New years resolution: Pick up my guitar every day and play for at least 15 minutes.

Backstory: About 10 years ago due to a shoulder injury and surgery I couldn’t play guitar for about a year. Just as I was starting to heal enough to play again, the other shoulder went out. I gave up.

I would pick it up every now and then but sounded so awful to myself, I once again, just gave up. We are a very musical family. Both my kids and my husband play. For Christmas I got myself new strings and have started playing again. It is amazing how much difference a few minutes a day can make.

Still really rusty, but it is beginning to come back!

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:17:49pm

Yeah just ignore the 115+ tunnels (some with mine cart tracks) that have already been discovered under the border. Billions more to expand the wall will fix everything and not just encourage more tunnels…

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:18:36pm

Stanford -35
H-P Hawkeyes - 0

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:18:55pm

35-0 Stanford after one of the better trick plays you’ll see. QB pretends to fumble, freezes the safeties, throws a 40-yard touchdown.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:22:29pm

[carly] Little do people remember that HALF of the teams playing in bowl games this year lost, not just the Hawkeyes. They never asked for me to call the plays or give a motivational speech which surely would have made a difference…[/carly]

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Mentis Fugit  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:23:04pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“There’s skulls on our money. Are we the bad guys?” Nice Mitchell and Webb callback there. For those who haven’t seen it, one of my all time favourites:
Mitchell and Webb: “Are we the baddies?”

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:24:44pm

I’m sure Weinstein is fun at a party.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:26:45pm
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TedStriker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:29:44pm

re: #20 b.d.

Iowa is absolutely getting destroyed right now.

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Skip Intro  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:30:55pm

re: #47 TedStriker

Iowa is absolutely getting destroyed right now.

Carly does that to everything she touches.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:33:04pm

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

And that right there is why I will NEVER use Uber.

Only one of the many problems with their “service” to go along with the exploitation, etc.

Never.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:33:15pm

re: #47 TedStriker

Iowa is absolutely getting destroyed right now.

Wait until next year, Carly’s new all Chinese Iowa Hawkeyes will be teh awesome.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:38:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:38:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:39:34pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:43:09pm

Just getting in from watching the OSU Buckeyes game with some friends. Right now I am thinking it is a good thing OSU had a decent game as representation of the B1G Ten. Michigan State was out of it last night and Iowa is getting hammered.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:43:44pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:49:46pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

I like the Jewish Lobby. Big windows, nice carpet and plenty of food.

But it’s a little cold, put on this sweater. And call your mother.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:51:48pm

welp, this should be totally cringe-inducing:

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:53:53pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

hear the crowds are going to be massive!


Mississippi is the fattest state for 10th straight year

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:55:01pm

Whew. Just finished writing an epic about the latest version of the LGF Pages bookmarklet, walking through every part of it and explaining how all the code works. Been working on this all week; I do these take-apart posts for myself as much as for the audience, because I actually learn things while I do them. Writing about the code forces me to think carefully about every bit of it, and I frequently find things that can be tweaked and improved this way.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:55:29pm

Uhh…okay?

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TedStriker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:55:44pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp, this should be totally cringe-inducing:

I wonder if Philadelphia, MS is gonna be a stop…

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:56:59pm

re: #60 ausador

lolwuuuuut

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:57:43pm

re: #60 ausador

Songs in the key of WTF.

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TedStriker  Jan 1, 2016 • 3:58:45pm

re: #63 jaunte

Songs in the key of WTF.

They could always play Wreckx-N-Effect’s “Rump Shaker” on that thing…

///

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:00:17pm

Hillary’s Fault…

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:00:20pm

Turn it up to 11 with that Cervix Surround

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:01:18pm

re: #60 ausador

Uhh…okay?

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Fetuses like listening to Slayer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:01:38pm
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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:01:39pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart

Hillary’s Fault…

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Nah…just her idea.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:01:44pm

Poor kid knocking on the wall asking for earplugs.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:01:50pm
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Archangelus  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:03:12pm

re: #70 jaunte

Poor kid knocking on the wall asking for earplugs.

That’ll get really dangerous for the mother once they put on the Yanni album… ///

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:03:30pm
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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:04:12pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:04:51pm

re: #60 ausador

Introducing Babypod: The vaginal sound system to give your fetus a concert

A little Richard Thompson ‘The End Of The Rainbow’ should let that kid know what’s in store.

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Teukka  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:06:00pm

re: #60 ausador

Uhh…okay?

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Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
Over.

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bratwurst  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:06:19pm

re: #73 FormerDirtDart

Reminds me of when DF proudly listed all of the deep red states that were not part of the Confederacy…without regard for the fact that only a few of them WERE states at the time of the Civil War.

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Archangelus  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:06:28pm

So 35-0 at the halfway point, I think I’m gonna go watch a far more fair and balanced game.

Maybe one of the classics, like the Bambi vs. Godzilla wrestling championship death-match of 1997… /

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:07:00pm

Remember Hillary got fact checked when she said Trumpet would be used in recruitment videos. Or did she actually state it as confirmed fact?

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BeachDem  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:07:26pm

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:08:04pm

re: #69 darthstar

Nah…just her idea.

And Soros is paying for them…

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:08:20pm

re: #24 darthstar

I dislike anything GG, but this is interesting, if true…

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Calling it BS.Most recent Sec State needs to buy advice on foreign policy?! Heh, is Sanders buying anti corporate consultation? Bush paying for energy policy advice?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:08:42pm

Rewatching Fringe, and the first half of season 4: Ugh.

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unproven innocence  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:08:56pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

Something corny about ETOH, maybe?

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Archangelus  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:09:35pm

re: #83 Timothy Watson

Rewatching Fringe, and the first half of season 4: Ugh.

Yeah…. having watched it all (loved that show), you can consider skipping till the halfway mark and continued from there…

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gwangung  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:10:06pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

Just being the Band. Wayyyyy too much history for them to show the Stanford Band on national TV.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:10:41pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

I think they were making fun of farmersonly.com

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:13:45pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

I wish I could demonstrate for you the fun step-hop-kick-hop the Stanford band uses for their marching….

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:14:14pm

Someone on Twitter mad that the Stanford band is mocking the Iowa farmers “who feed them.”

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TedStriker  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:16:26pm

re: #89 jaunte

Someone on Twitter mad that the Stanford band is mocking the Iowa farmers “who feed them.”

Well, I see that someone in Iowa has a corncob up their ass…

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:16:44pm

re: #89 jaunte

Someone on Twitter mad that the Stanford band is mocking the Iowa farmers “who feed them.”

Never mind that California had the greatest agricultural productivity of any state in 2014. (Iowa was #2.)

ers.usda.gov

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:17:05pm

So when do we get the top ten page listing? I want to know if I was even a contender this year. :-)

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:17:13pm

re: #90 TedStriker

I don’t know if they’re claiming credit for Cheetos or not.

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BeachDem  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:21:17pm

Thanks all, for the info on the Stanford band. Wasn’t familiar with the history. Still, since when did ESPN become the arbiter of good taste?? (rhetorical question/)

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Timothy Watson  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:22:58pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

Taking cues from the late University of Virginia Pep Band?

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gwangung  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:24:42pm

re: #94 BeachDem

Thanks all, for the info on the Stanford band. Wasn’t familiar with the history. Still, since when did ESPN become the arbiter of good taste?? (rhetorical question/)

Don’t need GOOD taste…just any taste at all.

(But I’m proud of the alma mater’s band….)

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:26:33pm

The Rice University Marching Owl Band used to do a tribute to the LSU Tigers by forming a tiger paw whose middle finger (the drum corps) extended itself a few times when they ran up and down the field. There is no ‘good taste’ in college marching bands.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:26:34pm

re: #67 darthstar

Slayer? Please. Make it classy (something that The Donald knows nothing about….)
Smetana - Die Moldau (Karajan)

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BeachDem  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:28:24pm

re: #96 gwangung

Don’t need GOOD taste…just any taste at all.

(But I’m proud of the alma mater’s band….)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:30:00pm

re: #92 Bubblehead II

Actually, I’d like to see the top ten highest and lowest rated comments.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:32:36pm

Meanwhile in Oregon:

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:32:48pm

Wingnut slapfight imminent…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:33:10pm
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sagehen  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:33:14pm

re: #94 BeachDem

Thanks all, for the info on the Stanford band. Wasn’t familiar with the history. Still, since when did ESPN become the arbiter of good taste?? (rhetorical question/)

They’re equal opportunity offenders.

From en.wikipedia.org….

In 1991, the University of Notre Dame banned the LSJUMB from visiting its campus after a halftime show at Stanford in which drum major Eric Selvik dressed as a nun and conducted the band using a wooden cross as a baton. (During the pregame show and first half of the game, the drum major had been dressed as an Orthodox Jew, where the wooden cross was part of a menorah-like baton.) After the halftime show, a female Notre Dame fan ran onto the field, approached from behind the unsuspecting Selvik, and forcibly ripped the nun habit off of his head. Selvik pursued and regained his habit from the attacker, who in the scuffle for the habit told the drum major he was “going to hell for this.”[4]

In 1992, the Athletic Department pressured the LSJUMB to fire its announcers after one used the phrase “No chuppah, no schtuppa” at a San Jose State University game halftime show.

In 1994, the Band was disciplined after nineteen members skipped a field rehearsal in Los Angeles to play outside the L.A. County Courthouse during jury selection for the O. J. Simpson trial. The band’s song selection included an arrangement of The Zombies’ “She’s Not There.” Defense lawyer Robert Shapiro described the incident to the media as “a new low in tasteless behavior.”[5] Later that year, during the halftime show of the football game against USC (where Simpson had played football and won the 1968 Heisman Trophy), band members drove a white Ford Bronco with bloody handprints around the Stanford Stadium track,[6] an obvious allusion to the low-speed chase in which police followed a white Bronco carrying Simpson around the Los Angeles area.

In 1997, the Band was again disciplined for shows lampooning Catholicism and the Irish at a game against Notre Dame. The Band put on a show entitled “These Irish, Why Must they Fight?” Besides the mocking supposedly stereotypical Irish-Catholic behavior, there was a Riverdance formation, and a Potato Famine joke, drawing criticism[7] for its “tasteless” portrayal of Catholics. Both the band and the Stanford President Gerhard Casper subsequently apologized for the band’s behavior.[8] Subsequently, the Band was prohibited from playing at games against Notre Dame for two years.[9]

In 2002 and 2006, the Band was sanctioned for off-the-field behavior, including violations of the University alcohol policy.

In 2004, the Band drew national attention and Mormon ire for joking about polygamy during a game against Brigham Young University. The Dollies appeared in wedding veils with the Band Manager of the time kneeling and “proposing” to each in turn as the announcer referred to marriage as “the sacred bond that exists between a man and a woman… and a woman… and a woman… and a woman… and a woman.” [10]

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:34:11pm

re: #60 ausador

Uhh…okay?

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Excuse me, is that your nether regions playing Like a Virgin?

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darthstar  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:34:59pm

Hahahahaha if true….

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:36:22pm

Stanford screws up a punt, giving Iowa the ball in scoring position. The Hawkeye QB is promptly sacked on the next play. Drive goes nowhere, ends in FG.

38-3 against Carly’s Temporary Team late in the 3rd.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:37:37pm

re: #90 TedStriker

Well, I see that someone in Iowa has a corncob up their ass…

Wrecked him
damn near killed him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:40:07pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Meanwhile in Oregon:

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:43:33pm

re: #72 Archangelus

That’ll get really dangerous for the mother once they put on the Yanni album… ///

Yanni, Giovanni & John Tesh.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:46:05pm

:)

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:47:08pm

re: #80 BeachDem

OK, that was weird. Showed much of Iowa’s halftime band show. Then, Stanford’s “unconventional” band takes the field. They show about 15-seconds of closeups—rainbow wigs, pretty funny formation—then switch to really wide aerial shots, then cut away to a commercial block with about a zillion commercials, then come back and it’s highlights, more commercials and no band. Wonder what they were doing that got ESPN all riled. Tweets saying they mocked the whole state of Iowa…

Maybe it was the percussionist drumming on the kitchen sink.

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BeachDem  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:48:42pm

re: #104 sagehen

They’re equal opportunity offenders.

From en.wikipedia.org….

So, I guess the rightwing must lurv them some Stanford for not being politically correct, huh?
//

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:50:21pm

Pardon me but didn’t you plead guilty? Besides in this day and age it takes a special kind of idiocy just to get caught for campaign finance fraud…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:51:07pm

OT: Mike Oxley, co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley bill, passed after the Enron aftermath, dies of cancer, age 71, lung cancer.

(SBOX has been a joke-they could have used it during the Great Recession, but didn’t.)

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:51:28pm

Did Obama do something with gun laws?

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:53:01pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Les needs a dictionary. He does not know how to spell “militia.” He used too many i’s.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:53:36pm

re: #114 ausador

blogs.rollcall.com

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:54:32pm

re: #104 sagehen

They’re equal opportunity offenders.

From en.wikipedia.org….

Hail Stanford Band

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:55:19pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oath Keepers telling everyone to stand down. Other miilitia in Burns say come ahead.

Every man a general.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:55:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:56:25pm

re: #116 b_sharp

Did Obama do something with gun laws?

He talked about how something needs to be done:

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:57:02pm

re: #42 Brian J.

35-0 Stanford after one of the better trick plays you’ll see. QB pretends to fumble, freezes the safeties, throws a 40-yard touchdown.

Man, that is just cold when you are already up four touchdowns.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:57:12pm

re: #116 b_sharp

Did Obama do something with gun laws?

Made statement that he intends to and that he is talking over options/legality with the A.G..

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:57:13pm

SQUEEEEEEE!!!

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:58:24pm

re: #125 CuriousLurker

Much better picture. Very Cute too. :)

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:58:52pm

re: #124 ausador

Made statement that he intends to and that he is talking over options/legality with the A.G..

Ah, so that’s why the wingnuts are practice frothing at the mouth.

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 4:59:43pm

And Iowa finally scores a touchdown. 38-9 Stanford, 13 minutes left.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:00:45pm

re: #114 ausador

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:01:18pm

re: #125 CuriousLurker

SQUEEEEEEE!!!

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I’ve gotta say she looks REALLY exhausted.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:04:48pm

re: #121 CuriousLurker

Interesting CT, but I don’t see Obama doing that. We’ve also seen how well a central currency works in Europe, a much more stable place than Africa. If the currency idea were true, the West could have done more damage by letting it happen.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:05:38pm

re: #100 Eric The Fruit Bat

Actually, I’d like to see the top ten highest and lowest rated comments.

D_F would probably take the the top ten lowest*. Sorry D_F but that’s just the way it is.

* That is excluding the trolls who come in and take a dump, then flee.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:07:40pm

re: #131 Belafon

Interesting CT, but I don’t see Obama doing that. We’ve also seen how well a central currency works in Europe, a much more stable place than Africa. If the currency idea were true, the West could have done more damage by letting it happen.

I just found it weird that they’re bringing him up. I mean he’s been dead since 2011. I guess that makes CTs about him easier to invent.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:08:30pm

re: #132 Bubblehead II

How about that Desmond person? He seemed to rack up a bunch of negative dings in one night.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:09:44pm

re: #132 Bubblehead II

D_F would probably take the the top ten lowest*. Sorry D_F but that’s just the way it is.

* That is excluding the trolls who come in and take a dump, then flee.

There used to be a wide variety of regulars in the bottom 10. Sadly Dark is the only one with the gumption to remain.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:09:49pm

re: #131 Belafon

Interesting CT, but I don’t see Obama doing that. We’ve also seen how well a central currency works in Europe, a much more stable place than Africa. If the currency idea were true, the West could have done more damage by letting it happen.

Just pure derp from some goldbug moron.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:09:59pm

Okay, shout out for the hijabi sistah—YOU GO GIRL!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:10:28pm

re: #121 CuriousLurker

One leeetle problem: South Africa.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:12:21pm
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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:12:40pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea Toujours

There used to be a wide variety of regulars in the bottom 10. Sadly Dark is the only one with the gumption to remain.

And by remaining & sticking with LGF , I don’t think he needs to be singled out for being our sole down ding winner. If he is.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:13:14pm

re: #134 PhillyPretzel

How about that Desmond person? He seemed to rack up a bunch of negative dings in one night.

Not familiar with that one. Any links?

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:13:18pm

re: #137 CuriousLurker

Okay, shout out for the hijabi sistah—YOU GO GIRL!

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Hell of a great athlete to get that high in fencing. Hard hard sport. I did it, briefly, in college & it was fun but hard even at the PE class level. Good for her.

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:13:33pm

re: #137 CuriousLurker

Okay, shout out for the hijabi sistah—YOU GO GIRL!

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Good timing too, with the Olympics just seven months away.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:14:20pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

“executive order tyrant”
twitter.com

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:14:43pm

I’ll pay you to downding this comment.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:14:48pm

re: #141 Bubblehead II

Here is one.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:14:56pm

re: #143 Brian J.

Good timing too, with the Olympics just seven months away.

Maybe she’ll actually get fencing on TV if she’s on the team? Nah, probably not even then. None of the classic cool Olympic events are ever on TV :(

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The War TARDIS  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:15:21pm

re: #121 CuriousLurker

Nevermind that his on country was a corrupt mess with uneven development, and he was using Attack Helicopters and Fighters on his own people.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:15:56pm

re: #118 Eric The Fruit Bat

Thanks :)

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:16:03pm

Sharp, just fix my computer in the future.

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bratwurst  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:16:50pm

re: #131 Belafon

Interesting CT, but I don’t see Obama doing that. We’ve also seen how well a central currency works in Europe, a much more stable place than Africa. If the currency idea were true, the West could have done more damage by letting it happen.

All those Gaddafi ideas were, in reality, little more than platitudes published in his “Green Book” in 1975.

Between the Green Book and Gaddafi’s violent demise, the man was (by his later admission) a major sponsor of international terror including the murder of 270 people in cold blood 27 years ago.

The way so many right wingers are cynically trying to rehabilitate Gaddafi’s image on one hand while attempting to frighten the pubic with the specter of terrorism on the other is nothing short of disgusting.

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The War TARDIS  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:18:23pm

re: #151 bratwurst

270 is way to low.

At least 440 once UTA Flight 772 is taken into account.

Not to mention, his interference in the Irish Troubles.

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:19:48pm
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Timothy Watson  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:21:32pm

re: #152 The War TARDIS

270 is way to low.

At least 440 once UTA Flight 772 is taken into account.

Not to mention, his interference in the Irish Troubles.

Most of the explosives used by the IRA in the ’80s came from/through Libya, which was his way of getting back at the UK for allowing their bases to be used in the bombing of Libya.

Not to mention all the terrorist training camps which were used by dozen of different organizations.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:21:33pm

re: #151 bratwurst

All those Gaddafi ideas were, in reality, little more than platitudes published in his “Green Book” in 1975.

Between the Green Book and Gaddafi’s violent demise, the man was (by his later admission) a major sponsor of international terror including the murder of 270 people in cold blood 27 years ago.

The way so many right wingers are cynically trying to rehabilitate Gaddafi’s image on one hand while attempting to frighten the pubic with the specter of terrorism on the other is nothing short of disgusting.

There are so many things wrong with that picture that we could all come up with issues. How many African countries would have listened to Gaddafi?

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:21:56pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea Toujours

There used to be a wide variety of regulars in the bottom 10. Sadly Dark is the only one with the gumption to remain.

D_F, despite his refusal to see that his party is a complete disaster and is a threat to this Nation and needs to be disavowed, still has some valid input. His historical knowledge should not be ignored. I just wish he would apply it to current events. Hint, Hint.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:22:31pm

BTW, for you twitter fans, twitter.com

That’s for VeryLonelyLuke as in Mr. Jedi and it’s a hoot.

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:23:41pm

re: #150 Stanley Sea Toujours

Sharp, just fix my computer in the future.

OK, what did I do?

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:23:47pm
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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:23:57pm

And Iowa scores again to make the final more respectable. It’s 38-16 Stanford with less than 3 minutes left.

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:24:46pm

re: #150 Stanley Sea Toujours

Sharp, just fix my computer in the future.

I lied. I won’t pay anybody.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:25:24pm

re: #160 Brian J.

And Iowa scores again to make the final more respectable. It’s 38-16 Stanford with less than 3 minutes left.

Stanford must have decided to relax in the second half and are thinking about the victory party instead.

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:25:45pm

re: #160 Brian J.

And Iowa scores again to make the final more respectable. It’s 38-16 Stanford with less than 3 minutes left.

And Stanford just made it less respectable. Thanks, Carly.

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:26:23pm

re: #162 William Lewis

Stanford must have decided to relax in the second half and are thinking about the victory party instead.

I wonder if Carly will be there celebrating with them.

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:26:34pm

re: #162 William Lewis

Stanford must have decided to relax in the second half and are thinking about the victory party instead.

Maybe their coach just kicked them in the ass, because they just scored on a two-play drive.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:28:06pm

re: #165 Brian J.

Maybe their coach just kicked them in the ass, because they just scored on a two-play drive.

Two play drive? That’s spiking it even harder than the trick play earlier by saying, “Imagine what the score could be if we wanted to really go for it.”

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Kid A  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:28:23pm

Lookie here! That wingnut in New Hampshire that was running his yap about breast feeding has a twitterz! @TheKingomMan

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:28:42pm

re: #151 bratwurst

I don’t do Instagram, but if this is him he might be a NOI guy (based on the bow tie and other strangeness), which would explain a lot.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:29:57pm

re: #166 William Lewis

Two play drive? That’s spiking it even harder than the trick play earlier by saying, “Imagine what the score could be if we wanted to really go for it.”

Personally, I don’t have any problem with the better team running up the score, especially in a playoff/bowl/championship game. The other team can deal with it.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:32:07pm

re: #132 Bubblehead II

D_F would probably take the the top ten lowest*. Sorry D_F but that’s just the way it is.

* That is excluding the trolls who come in and take a dump, then flee.

IMHO, D_F is LGF’s Devil’s Advocate.

He is not Loki or Coyote.

LGF benefits from his (what the other moderate side may be thinking) views, and military technical knowledge.

YMMV.

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:33:30pm

New years moon, from this morning about 11:00. Clear cold air.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:34:31pm

re: #146 PhillyPretzel

Here is one.
littlegreenfootballs.com

Thanks.

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:34:43pm

Fittingly, Iowa fumbles the ball away on its final drive. Stanford takes a knee and it’s over, 45-16.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:34:44pm

re: #170 BeenHereAwhile

A good old fashioned “Loyal Opposition” in a very real sense. Very loyal at that.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:34:49pm

re: #171 Great White Snark

Beautiful. Happy New Year.

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:36:41pm

re: #175 PhillyPretzel

Thanks and btw Paged my very first shot of the year.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:37:05pm

re: #171 Great White Snark

Nice. Pity you couldn’t have slid over a bit and line all of the lunar edge along the mountainside, but I can’t say I’d have thought of it on the fly either.

Details?

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:38:54pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:40:48pm

Moments from 2015

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Brian J.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:40:51pm

Quick, someone ask Carly who she likes in the Sugar Bowl so we can bet against her. Ah, too late.

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b.d.  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:42:10pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart

Moments from 2015

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I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:42:39pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart

Hmm. I think they may need a dictionary. Either that or an old time editor. /half

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:43:17pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart

Spellcheck didn’t say anything!!

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:43:31pm

re: #181 b.d.

I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous

I’d give my left gill to be amphibious.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:44:27pm

re: #183 jaunte

::: Huge evil grin ::: That is why I said old time editor aka a human being.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:44:28pm

re: #182 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. I think they may need a dictionary. Either that or an old time editor. /half

Well, if you look at the article, they properly used ‘ambidextrous’ in the second paragraph

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:46:27pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

Yes they did but the title does not have that. That is why a human being would be better than a spell checker. Or they are trying to create a “man bites dog” type of story.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:47:21pm

Almost time for “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:48:40pm

re: #158 b_sharp

OK, what did I do?

I downdinged upon request. No need for the cash. Just remain on retainer!

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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:50:16pm

re: #170 BeenHereAwhile

IMHO, D_F is LGF’s Devil’s Advocate.

He is not Loki or Coyote.

LGF benefits from his (what the other moderate side may be thinking) views, and military technical knowledge.

YMMV.

Yes, we do, But he has get over the fact that his party has been over run by the nuts and he can’t rescue it. D_F, admit it. The Republican Party has now become the Nationalist (enter your party name here). Either you disavow them, or you own them . You don’t have a choice any more.

Just who you side with?

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 5:55:54pm

re: #177 William Lewis

Heh, almost got a heck of a speeding ticket for that shot. I got a few minutes behind in my timing and blew down the 395 watching the moon along the ridge line. Fast. Saw that last opportunity slipping away. Pulled over anti locks engaged. Jumped out and went for it handheld. So, 400 mm lens, F 6.3, ISO 800 and a fast exposure of 1/5000th. Spot metered. Watched CHP drive by after I got it.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:02:21pm

re: #190 Bubblehead II

Yes, we do, But he has get over the fact that his party has been over run by the nuts and he can’t rescue it. D_F, admit it. The Republican Party has now become the Nationalist (enter your party name here). Either you disavow them, or you own them . You don’t have a choice any more.

Just who you side with?

Sounds like you’re fun to go out drinking with.

WGAS.

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William Lewis  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:04:59pm

re: #191 Great White Snark

Heh, almost got a heck of a speeding ticket for that shot. I got a few minutes behind in my timing and blew down the 395 watching the moon along the ridge line. Fast. Saw that last opportunity slipping away. Pulled over anti locks engaged. Jumped out and went for it handheld. So, 400 mm lens, F 6.3, ISO 800 and a fast exposure of 1/5000th. Spot metered. Watched CHP drive by after I got it.

Sounds like my one full moon shot right before the last eclipse :) The driver behind me wasn’t amused… O_o

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:05:10pm

Always nice to get a compliment like this.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:06:35pm

Snark…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:07:26pm
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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:17:43pm

re: #192 BeenHereAwhile

Sounds like you’re fun to go out drinking with.

WGAS.

Not t really. I tend to get maudlin, But he still needs to answer the question..

Don Williams - Atta Way to Go (With lirics)

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:20:44pm

Love the back leg flail…

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:22:45pm

re: #197 Bubblehead II

Not t really. I tend to get maudlin, But he still needs to answer the question..

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No he doesn’t.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:27:48pm

Hipsters

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:30:21pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:36:52pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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CuriousLurker  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:38:47pm

re: #198 ausador

Love the back leg flail…

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Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow | North America

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:39:25pm
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Bubblehead II  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:42:21pm

Night Lizards. I normally try to to leave on a up beat note. But tonight, I can’t. I just can’t.

Why are humans so despicable?

/HQnO87g2c0b/VSdbl8oszKAY2AshFvwonZeSG85jzprl1rqT26JOikNisyW1trEWcLIfQh2BzozYU5MOk0+ornNI4x4lAvOQfNT3rbiZNfdlKa3COGxj1IJGNUKkHBZ84PUeVCOZlPl4T+/PZlfew==

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:43:24pm

re: #201 Charles Johnson

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:43:30pm

re: #129 Eric The Fruit Bat

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PT Barnum  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:46:09pm

Why don’t they serve oatmeal at the Iowa trainable table? Because when they get near a bowl, they choke.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:46:19pm

SS Travels update: much has happened, but I don’t feel like typing about it right now. My Mother, the extreme freak of the clean, threw away my last bottle of ginger beer - on the counter, 2/3 full. ARG

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:47:19pm

re: #178 jaunte

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I read that in Jacques Cousteau’s voice.

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:49:52pm

When I die I want the Miami Dolphins to be my pallbearers. So the can let me down one last time.

Anonymous Dolphins fan

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:50:13pm

She’s had enough. I leave Monday. fine.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:52:10pm
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:52:12pm

re: #198 ausador

Love the back leg flail…

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I give it an 8.7. A good pike but a little splash on entry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:54:54pm

Bidondi still won’t answer the question.
I am teh shocked…

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Thanos  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:58:56pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

What else would you expect from someone with Infowars wallpaper on their twitter page?

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blueraven  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:59:15pm

Classy Burn!

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 6:59:16pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bidondi still won’t answer the question.
I am teh shocked…

Bidondi is literally mentally handicapped. He can’t think, speak, or self-assess. The last problem is why he keeps derping in public. Life would be easier if stupidity hurt, so stupid people understood their situation.

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b_sharp  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:01:45pm

re: #209 Stanley Sea Toujours

SS Travels update: much has happened, but I don’t feel like typing about it right now. My Mother, the extreme freak of the clean, threw away my last bottle of ginger beer - on the counter, 2/3 full. ARG

My condolences.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:02:41pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s the fundamental paranoia the NRA has created.

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:03:26pm
“if orders are called to disarm the people”

Jesus take the wheel.

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:07:34pm

Dan Bidondi in a well regulated militia.

INORIGHT?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:09:15pm

First Dogs…
Now Tardigrades…
Where will 2016 take us??

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:11:34pm

re: #223 FormerDirtDart

If snakes wore pant…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:13:03pm

re: #224 jaunte

If snakes wore pant…

Snakes wear socks

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:13:59pm

re: #220 jaunte

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There’s the fundamental paranoia the NRA has created.

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:14:02pm
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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:14:03pm
Sad Gator
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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:15:28pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:15:46pm

re: #223 FormerDirtDart

First Dogs…
Now Tardigrades…
Where will 2016 take us??

[Embedded content]

The dog one was obvious, if you can see an anus, pants are not being worn. I can’t answer this one. We’ll have to wait until tardigrades rule the Earth.

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:16:50pm

My New Year’s resolution is 1920x1080. Maybe 2017 I’ll commit to 4k.

Time to take stock and asses your aspect ratio.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:25:28pm

re: #225 FormerDirtDart

Snakes wear socks

Clams got legs!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:25:30pm

re: #231 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

Source material is going to be the biggest limiting factor-upscaling can only do so much.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:33:31pm

People are very weird…

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:35:34pm

More and more movies are being downloaded in 4k.

Broadcast is on the horizon. Distro is the problem.

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Belafon  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:35:42pm

re: #234 ausador

People are very weird…

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And I think we’d be better as a country if we acknowledged that fact more often.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:37:07pm

re: #211 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

When I die I want the Miami Dolphins to be my pallbearers. So the can let me down one last time.

Anonymous Dolphins fan

Are the Marks Brothers to be included among the pall bearers?

en.wikipedia.org

en.wikipedia.org

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:46:47pm

See? The Dolphins let this thread down.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:49:25pm

re: #234 ausador

Turns out it was at the home of Danielle Yancey who is apparently in some reality show called “Jersey Belle”.
trussvilletribune.com

So either fan/stalker or maybe a stupid publicity stunt… :(

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:51:41pm

re: #203 CuriousLurker

That. Is so awesome!

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 1, 2016 • 7:56:18pm

re: #77 bratwurst

Reminds me of when DF proudly listed all of the deep red states that were not part of the Confederacy…without regard for the fact that only a few of them WERE states at the time of the Civil War.

I’ve seen bumper stickers like that in Illinois too, BW. In Cook County, no less. So the sight of one such is in no way dispositive.

Moreover, actions speak louder than words: The GOP in Montana kicked racists and Neo-Confederates out of its annual Lincoln Dinner and the state bar disbarred than Oathkeeper lawyer. The actual moves by people with authority in Montana have been against racism rather than in favor of it. So that Neo-Confederate asshole may live in Montana, but most Montanans do not agree with him.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:03:56pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:08:24pm

re: #235 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

More and more movies are being downloaded in 4k.

Broadcast is on the horizon. Distro is the problem.

NetFlix has a good 4K selection.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:12:05pm

No comment…

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:13:37pm

re: #194 Charles Johnson

Always nice to get a compliment like this.

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And the kickass slash through the ‘o.’ It’s the real deal.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:15:49pm

Top 10 LGF Pages coming tomorrow, folks.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:25:55pm

re: #241 Dark_Falcon

I was surprised how quick the Montana Supreme Court dealt with Rhodes. Now we’ll have to see if he picks up and moves-but since his dirty deeds was done at the Federal level I think his options are pretty limited.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:27:42pm

re: #247 Eric The Fruit Bat

I was surprised how quick the Montana Supreme Court dealt with Rhodes. Now we’ll have to see if he picks up and moves-but since his dirty deeds was done at the Federal level I think his options are pretty limited.

I hope to god he’s not a “free state project” kind of guy. Right now there’s no threat in NH, but over time they could get critical mass.

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plansbandc  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:28:28pm

Happy New Year, Lizards! Hope it’s a good one.

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Great White Snark  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:33:20pm

re: #246 Charles Johnson

Top 10 LGF Pages coming tomorrow, folks.

It’s interesting looking back just in my own page dashboard. What a different result views vs up dings vs retweets. Never know what is going to catch.

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 1, 2016 • 8:52:57pm

re: #247 Eric The Fruit Bat

I was surprised how quick the Montana Supreme Court dealt with Rhodes. Now we’ll have to see if he picks up and moves-but since his dirty deeds was done at the Federal level I think his options are pretty limited.

Judges do not tolerate lawyers abandoning their clients as Rhodes did and they sure as Hell expect to be answered when they demand that a lawyer account for his or her actions. Rhodes didn’t even bother mailing back an envelope full of DERP, which is a big part of why things moved so fast against him.

Still, I expect him to turn up sometime in January peddling a fake tale of ‘persecution’ in which he will claim that the Montana state supreme courts ruling that he had to actually do his job as a lawyer in order to be a lawyer is somehow ‘tyranny’.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:08:37pm

The spread of open carry laws is making us less safe…

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:18:01pm

re: #252 ausador

The spread of open carry laws is making us less safe…

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That mask should not be allowed. If a state legislature feels it has to pass an open carry law (I’m not saying it should), then that law should contain a provision making it it is illegal to conceal one’s face while openly carry a firearm .

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jaunte  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:18:02pm

Plague map:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:20:56pm
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KingKenrod  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:32:01pm

re: #252 ausador

The spread of open carry laws is making us less safe…

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Very few people get warm-fuzzies when they see other citizens carrying guns. Everyone else gets freaked out to some degree - maybe a little, maybe a lot. Most people see a gun as a threat - either from the person carrying it, or because they’re wondering WHY someone feels the need to carry it - is there a threat nearby?

Because people feel less safe when they see a stranger with a gun, not more safe.

My prediction: open carry backfires in a big way IF people actually do it. But I don’t think they will. I hope they don’t.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:32:07pm
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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:34:39pm

youvebeentrumped.com
trumpthemovie.com
Why arent the media putting this out there?

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sagehen  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:35:36pm

re: #258 VegasGolfer

youvebeentrumped.com
trumpthemovie.com
Why arent the media putting this out there?

Because nobody’s paying them to.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:36:13pm

Or this website or any other other “left leaning” website putting this out?

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:39:36pm

Reality versus perception…

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 9:51:03pm

This is the kind of shit that happens when you have local cops investigating other local cops actions. :(

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 10:04:14pm

re: #253 Dark_Falcon

That mask should not be allowed. If a state legislature feels it has to pass an open carry law (I’m not saying it should), then that law should contain a provision making it it is illegal to conceal one’s face while openly carry a firearm .

It is illegal in Florida, for concealed carry, god knows what they will do with open carry if they manage to pass it. Legislature keeps trying, already announced they will try again this coming session.

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 10:17:26pm

Sigh…

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 1, 2016 • 10:25:25pm

re: #264 ausador

It is illegal in Florida, for concealed carry, god knows what they will do with open carry if they manage to pass it. Legislature keeps trying, already announced they will try again this coming session.

Florida’s anti-mask law was (openly) designed to combat the KKK. For that reason (because doing away with an anti-Klan law would obviously look horrible), if none other, it is unlikely to be changed.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 1, 2016 • 10:31:57pm

re: #265 ausador

Glad it waited until after I flew through ATL.

My streak of no guns required to safely live out my life continues.

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WhatEVs  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:01:05pm

re: #258 VegasGolfer

re: #259 sagehen

Just wait until 13 Hours comes out. 24/7 for months.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:04:19pm

re: #267 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Glad it waited until after I flew through ATL.

My streak of no guns required to safely live out my life continues.

Something tells me that streak will get harder and harder to hold on to.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:08:21pm

Why is every Australian movie I’ve ever seen weird as fuck?

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ausador  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:12:30pm

“Like bank robbers with badges”

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:20:34pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:21:36pm

re: #252 ausador

The spread of open carry laws is making us less safe…

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When this happens with a Islamic terrorist, there may finally be a backlash against the NRA.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 1, 2016 • 11:28:06pm

Hey, my alma matter Northwestern was in the Outback Bowl today. Wonder how they did?

Welp, back to ignoring college football for another year,

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freetoken  Jan 2, 2016 • 12:05:22am

Legendary Italian soprano Renata Tebaldi:

MP3 Audio

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freetoken  Jan 2, 2016 • 12:13:06am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 2, 2016 • 2:28:34am

Meanwhile, in California, it looks like the “State of Jefferson” is planning on declaring independence on January 6th.

facebook.com

For those unfamiliar with it, the State of Jefferson is a long-running secessionist movement based mostly in the state of California, but also found in some parts of southern Oregon as well, going all the way back to October 1941. They don’t want to break away from the USA; they seek to create a 51st State (at least in its original iteration). Largely, it’s an expression of discontent with the rest of the state by the residents of rural northern California - it also finds fertile ground in southern and rural Oregon owing to the electoral dominance of Multnomah County, the Willamette Valley region and cities like Eugene, Salem, etc. Washington state has similar issues - the Cascade Mountains are basically a dividing line.

Needless to say, the Pearl Harbor attack and America’s subsequent entry into WWII put the kibosh on the State of Jefferson, historically speaking. It seems to have gained momentum again.

en.wikipedia.org

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 2, 2016 • 2:53:32am

Also, in regards to Oregon, it’s no secret that eastern Oregon gets shafted when it comes to politics and financial resources. That being said, it’s sort of hard to argue against it when you consider the vast population gap: If you add up the populations of Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Lane, Marion, and Jackson Counties, that’s 65% of the entire state’s population, just those six counties alone. If you were to add in the rest of the “Western” counties, it’s damn near 87% and that’s not even including Deschutes or Klamath Counties in that particular statistic.

Money goes to where the people live.

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freetoken  Jan 2, 2016 • 2:54:51am

Just finished watching the pilot for the USA Network series “Colony”…

Early on in the episode the thought came to me that each scene seemed like one of those mini-scenes used in acting classes, to teach people how to do basics, such as dialogue and interacting with another person.

And the entire show seemed like that. Scenes strung together like Christmas lights on a strand, but with no real plot.

I never watched Lost but I imagine this is what a show without a real plot looks like. I gave up on Under the Dome after season 1 as that show really came off as a shaggy dog story - just one never ending series of scenes for actors to practice, without an overarching compelling plot.

Colony plot came off like that to me.

Didn’t really make me want to watch the premier on the 14th.

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freetoken  Jan 2, 2016 • 3:03:03am

Google Chrome is becoming impossible to use.

I have one tab open right now - LGF spy tab.

Real memory being used by Chrome? Over 2GB.

That is ridiculous.

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Nyet  Jan 2, 2016 • 3:13:08am

How do snakes wear pants?

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Anymouse  Jan 2, 2016 • 3:20:31am

The so-called State of Jefferson seems like a way to make another Red state. Would it become an instant taker state?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 2, 2016 • 3:51:54am

re: #282 Anymouse

The so-called State of Jefferson seems like a way to make another Red state. Would it become an instant taker state?

I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if that were the case. They’d be a smallish state, to be honest.

As of the 2010 Census, if the Jefferson counties were a state (original 1941 counties), the state’s population would be 457,859: smaller than any state at the time. Approximately 82% of those residents live in Oregon. Its land area would be 21,349.76 square miles (55,295.6 km2) - a little smaller than West Virginia. The area is almost evenly divided between Oregon and California. Its population density would be 21.44 inhabitants per square mile (8.28/km2) - a little more than Idaho. With the addition of the more modern Jefferson movement (Coos and Douglas and Lake Counties in Oregon, and Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Mendocino, Lake, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer and El Dorado Counties in California), the population as of the 2010 Census would be 2,313,958, making it the 36th most populous state in the US.

Most of those are largely rural counties, and to be honest, I don’t know what their respective economics look like. As far as eastern Washington and eastern Oregon go, I’ve been to Pendleton, OR and Spokane, WA a couple of times. Not bad places, to be fair.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 4:06:38am

re: #279 freetoken

I saw it, too. It seemed like the flip side of Childhood’s End — malevolent aliens with cooperative humans doing their bidding. It’s not clear why these aliens would seal off cities, restrict food and supplies, and generally foster a repressive regime. Surely, ETs capable of interstellar travel could manage to subjugate the human race without all the fascist infrastructure.

Maybe later eps will flesh out the details. I’ll give it shot. Some SF series take time to gain momentum.

Meanwhile, I tried watching Beowulf: Shieldlands, or whatever it’s called. I gave it up after 20 minutes. I’m not sure, but I don’t think Scandinavian warriors of the 7th century rode horses much.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 4:10:45am

re: #280 freetoken

Google Chrome is becoming impossible to use.

I have one tab open right now - LGF spy tab.

Real memory being used by Chrome? Over 2GB.

That is ridiculous.

I started with Firefox. Gave that up for Chrome. Gave that up for Opera and PaleMoon. Some sites fail to load properly with PM, but work fine with Opera.

Is it so impossible to create a browser that opens all sites properly AND doesn’t gobble up RAM like no tomorrow?

Meanwhile, to do online banking with my Chinese bank I MUST use IE. Other browsers, including Edge, just don’t work right.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 2, 2016 • 5:21:00am

Nothing like a Twilight Zone marathon on a Saturday morning.

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dharmamark  Jan 2, 2016 • 5:41:21am

Sure to make some heads explode. The Quiet Grand Strategy of Barack Obama

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 2, 2016 • 5:51:28am

re: #283 Dr Lizardo

I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if that were the case. They’d be a smallish state, to be honest.

Most of those are largely rural counties, and to be honest, I don’t know what their respective economics look like. As far as eastern Washington and eastern Oregon go, I’ve been to Pendleton, OR and Spokane, WA a couple of times. Not bad places, to be fair.

I suspect a more appropriate name for a split-off state there of that form would be “Weyerhauser”.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 2, 2016 • 5:54:58am

re: #285 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I started with Firefox. Gave that up for Chrome. Gave that up for Opera and PaleMoon. Some sites fail to load properly with PM, but work fine with Opera.

Is it so impossible to create a browser that opens all sites properly AND doesn’t gobble up RAM like no tomorrow?

Meanwhile, to do online banking with my Chinese bank I MUST use IE. Other browsers, including Edge, just don’t work right.

Do you have the Adobe Flash stuff turned off? That’s a resource pig. And even then with my old laptop I do have memory issues trying to run Chrome or Firefox. And I have not found a browser yet either that doesn’t gobble up at least half of my memory upon starting it up.

And given that iTunes is also a resource hog I have found that I can’t run both it and a browser at the same time without the sound stuttering or the browser taking a massive amount of time to load a page.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:07:14am

re: #289 Feline Fearless Leader

Do you have the Adobe Flash stuff turned off? That’s a resource pig. And even then with my old laptop I do have memory issues trying to run Chrome or Firefox. And I have not found a browser yet either that doesn’t gobble up at least half of my memory upon starting it up.

And given that iTunes is also a resource hog I have found that I can’t run both it and a browser at the same time without the sound stuttering or the browser taking a massive amount of time to load a page.

Flash needs to die a fiery death.

I stopped using iTunes simply because it’s bloatware. Maybe now that I have a system with 8GB, it will be usable, but I’m in no hurry to find out.

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ipsos  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:23:26am

re: #287 dharmamark

And the comments actually don’t suck, too. One of the commenters even admits he was wrong to get caught up in the hysteria over Ebola. WTH?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:32:20am
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Tigger2  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:33:19am

re: #292 GlutenFreeJesus

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That’s me lol, I am playing a game on another window as I reading this.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:47:23am

re: #290 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Flash needs to die a fiery death.

I stopped using iTunes simply because it’s bloatware. Maybe now that I have a system with 8GB, it will be usable, but I’m in no hurry to find out.

Yes it is. And I have noted on my iPhone that as the ioS versions increase the attached apps become more and more annoying in their little add-ons. With no way in many cases no way to trim things to a more functional display mode. So I end up with big fingers trying to manipulate cluttered controls on a small touchscreen.

Plus adding folders to toss all the built-in apps I have no use for in. It’s still primarily a phone for me, not a small PC that happens to have a “call another PC” app on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:50:06am
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Romantic Heretic  Jan 2, 2016 • 6:55:33am

re: #261 ausador

Well, just when I was getting a teensy bit of faith back in my species that graphic stamped out that faith and pissed on it.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:12:56am

re: #294 Feline Fearless Leader

The concept of KISS (Keep it simple, stupid) is unknown to most corporate execs. They figure the best way to “improve” their products is to add on even more doodads.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:17:49am
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dholmes32  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:21:06am

Sharing:

There was a town meeting in Burns, Oregon last night between the townfolk and the invading militia kooks. The townfolk are rightly worried the militia nuts are going to shoot up the town. The militia goofballs reassured the townfolk this was not going to happen.

oregonlive.com

The march is today—but it’s bitterly cold in Burns. It’s -10 right now and will only be 12F at noon. The paytriots plan on flipping coins at the sheriff’s office. Am I a bad person for hoping their sweaty hands freeze to the metal coins if they don’t wear gloves?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:26:06am

re: #299 dholmes32

This is why the high school had to move today’s home game to a venue somewhere else.
The opposing team refused to play where there is a militia running around.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:30:28am

Can I just say how much I LOATHE the sanctimonious horseshit on social media every stinking year about New Years Resolutions no one keeps? God Help Me.

And this year The Husband has jumped on the bandwagon. He went and spent 300 dollars on an overpriced freaking BLENDER to make green smoothies. Because this is going to fix his diabetes and weight problems. He just got around to telling me, the person who shops,budgets and cooks all the food, about this yesterday. He plans to start Monday. While our shelves are filled with food he now considers “not good for him”. According to some dipshit “certified nutrition expert” on FUCKING FACEBOOK. Nevermind the two ACTUAL nutritionists we both saw, one after his first heart attack and angioplasty (he’s had 3) and one a little over a year ago, at his insistence. And did he follow the ACTUAL nutritionist’s advice? Nope. For about a month, maybe. Had he listened to that advice, he might be a few pounds or more lighter and more importantly, off the diabetes meds. But no, a fucking 300 dollar blender and some fucking overpriced produce is going to make things all better. Meanwhile I can’t afford all the things I need to keep the front porch from literally falling off the house. I want to break things.

Then there’s the same people, every stinking year, who vow to do this or that to lose weight and get in shape. My neighbor, the conservative who loves guns and trucks and Jesus, is now spending a fortune on losing weight with aromatherapy oils, some of which she’s putting in water and drinking. Yummy. But, are any of these people actually physically moving their bodies? NOPE. No exercise mentioned by any of them.

Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, I have been on a mission to feel better. So, the dog and I began walking about 3 years ago, almost daily. In that time we’ve walked more than 2300 miles with a higher goal set each year. I’ve lost a bit of weight(15 so far, with a goal of 20 more) and kept it off and the only money spent has been on shoes. Not expensive trendy shoes, just shoes with good arch support and a halfway decent sole. And can I get a single one of those people to walk with me? NOPE. Not ever. AND I STILL EAT COOKIES when I want to.

OK, rant over. I’m so sick of this bullshit. Facebook is really bad about this shit, that’s where 90 percent of the crap I see friends and family post and talk about comes from. And you cannot talk to people about biology and science, they won’t hear of it. Even if the shit they’re doing is obviously not working. I’m moving to a cave with puppies first chance I get. Dogs are the only creatures that make any sense to me right now.

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Kid A  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:30:48am

re: #291 ipsos

And the comments actually don’t suck, too. One of the commenters even admits he was wrong to get caught up in the hysteria over Ebola. WTH?

From the comments:

“Wow. I’m going to have to read this again, but I can already tell that a lot of people are going to hate it.”

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b_sharp  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:33:40am

re: #301 A Mom Anon

Can I just say how much I LOATHE the sanctimonious horseshit on social media every stinking year about New Years Resolutions no one keeps? God Help Me.

And this year The Husband has jumped on the bandwagon. He went and spent 300 dollars on an overpriced freaking BLENDER to make green smoothies. Because this is going to fix his diabetes and weight problems. He just got around to telling me, the person who shops,budgets and cooks all the food, about this yesterday. He plans to start Monday. While our shelves are filled with food he now considers “not good for him”. According to some dipshit “certified nutrition expert” on FUCKING FACEBOOK. Nevermind the two ACTUAL nutritionists we both saw, one after his first heart attack and angioplasty (he’s had 3) and one a little over a year ago, at his insistence. And did he follow the ACTUAL nutritionist’s advice? Nope. For about a month, maybe. Had he listened to that advice, he might be a few pounds or more lighter and more importantly, off the diabetes meds. But no, a fucking 300 dollar blender and some fucking overpriced produce is going to make things all better. Meanwhile I can’t afford all the things I need to keep the front porch from literally falling off the house. I want to break things.

Then there’s the same people, every stinking year, who vow to do this or that to lose weight and get in shape. My neighbor, the conservative who loves guns and trucks and Jesus, is now spending a fortune on losing weight with aromatherapy oils, some of which she’s putting in water and drinking. Yummy. But, are any of these people actually physically moving their bodies? NOPE. No exercise mentioned by any of them.

Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, I have been on a mission to feel better. So, the dog and I began walking about 3 years ago, almost daily. In that time we’ve walked more than 2300 miles with a higher goal set each year. I’ve lost a bit of weight(15 so far, with a goal of 20 more) and kept it off and the only money spent has been on shoes. Not expensive trendy shoes, just shoes with good arch support and a halfway decent sole. And can I get a single one of those people to walk with me? NOPE. Not ever. AND I STILL EAT COOKIES when I want to.

OK, rant over. I’m so sick of this bullshit. Facebook is really bad about this shit, that’s where 90 percent of the crap I see friends and family post and talk about comes from. And you cannot talk to people about biology and science, they won’t hear of it. Even if the shit they’re doing is obviously not working. I’m moving to a cave with puppies first chance I get. Dogs are the only creatures that make any sense to me right now.

{{{mom}}}

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Kid A  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:35:00am

re: #291 ipsos

And the comments actually don’t suck, too. One of the commenters even admits he was wrong to get caught up in the hysteria over Ebola. WTH?

It’s almost as if these commenters were injected with reason serum at their respective New Year’s Eve parties.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:41:09am

re: #301 A Mom Anon

My ex insisted on getting a Vita-Mix so she could juice fruits and veggies and go on a raw foods diet. This was pre-Facebook. She had read about it somewhere: raw foods are best, cooking removes valuable nutrients, blah blah blah. I knew there was no point in arguing with her. She had a book! I had only common sense and a science background.

This raw foods diet lasted a few months, and the Vita-Mix ended up gathering dust.

She also did a macrobiotic diet, a fruitarian diet, a vegan diet, among others, too. All short-lived.

She’s 65 and in OK physical health, AFAIK. We don’t talk much anymore.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:42:48am

In other news, I just upgraded my Win7 Ultimate laptop (my old one) to Windows 10, and it went off without a hitch. So far, so good.

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Snarknado!  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:50:23am

re: #301 A Mom Anon

I’m moving to a cave with puppies first chance I get. Dogs are the only creatures that make any sense to me right now.

And the occasional lizard…

{{{mom}}}

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Dave In Austin  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:51:54am
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Tigger2  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:52:57am

re: #304 Kid A

It’s almost as if these commenters were injected with reason serum at their respective New Year’s Eve parties.

I liked this comment.

“This article is right on, it puts into context the 8 years of this President, and in that context a lot makes sense, without context, it is shallow politics.
Could it have been done differently ? Of course….better? Perhaps, but this is how it was done and that’s pretty damn good compared to other Presidents we have had.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:54:15am

re: #308 Dave In Austin

Another Trump supporter…..
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Video

This is how we settle disputes in Trumpamerica. Always a clear winner…

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Tigger2  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:56:39am

re: #310 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

This is how we settle disputes in Trumpamerica. Always a clear winner…

I think the winner was the guy in the car that acted like an adult.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 7:58:48am

re: #308 Dave In Austin

He looks like someone who might think he could solve that problem if he only had a gun.

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lizardofid  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:01:26am

re: #281 Nyet

How do snakes wear pants?

One leg at a time?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:03:41am

re: #312 jaunte

He looks like someone who might think he could solve that problem if he only had a gun.

Hr probably did but was aware that there were other witnesses who might not corroborate his story that he felt threatened.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:05:23am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It looked to me like their two cars were just sitting in a long line of traffic. Maybe bozo was mad because the other guy merged into the line in front of him.

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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:05:34am

Not suggesting this is a way to deal with mass shooting incidents, but…
Radio Sweden New police method may have saved lives during school slayings

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:07:55am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He says he had his kids in the car too. Great. Just what they need is for Daddy to be screaming over some stupid crap. And maybe screaming at them or worse. I hate assholes like this. It’s driving, not a test of your fucking manhood.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:08:04am

If people who tell themselves they were “cut off” in traffic realize what actually happened was that they were prevented from going where they thought they wanted for a few seconds they could drop the feeling of being victimized.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:13:02am

Do people still drink wheatgrass juice and pretend that it actually tastes good?

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Tigger2  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:14:06am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

Do people still drink wheatgrass juice and pretend that it actually tastes good?

I don’t even like whole wheat bread.

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Belafon  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:14:21am

re: #287 dharmamark

Sure to make some heads explode. The Quiet Grand Strategy of Barack Obama

I’ve only read the first paragraph, but the TPP was part of the overall plan to check the rise of China.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:15:57am

then Alice got this tweet:

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:25:06am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

To this day when I see any information that does not look “right” I start researching it. I had a co-worker who was getting e-mails from a “friend” who was telling him to get out of Center City Philadelphia because a “bomb” was about to go off. He kept repeating this rumor until someone went to a local news station which said the “bomb story” was a hoax.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:25:13am

re: #316 Teukka

Not suggesting this is a way to deal with mass shooting incidents, but…
Radio Sweden New police method may have saved lives during school slayings

That’s been standard-operating procedure in the United States for police departments since Columbine during “active shooter” incidents.

For example, during the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013, an officer from the D.C. Metro Police and the U.S. Park Police formed an active shooter team and entered the building and killed the perpetrator.
apps.washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:26:22am
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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:27:34am

re: #324 Timothy Watson

That’s been standard-operating procedure in the United States for police departments since Columbine during “active shooter” incidents.

For example, during the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013, an officer from the D.C. Metro Police and the U.S. Park Police formed an active shooter team and entered the building and killed the perpetrator.
apps.washingtonpost.com

I suspected as much. Here, police go into “active shooter” mode if someone waves a weapon against the public or waves an automatic weapon in public.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:31:09am
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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:33:09am

re: #327 jaunte

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calochortus  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:33:09am

re: #301 A Mom Anon

May or may not be true but I read that the third most common Google query last year was something like “How much water do I have to drink to lose weight?”
I have no idea how this concept is supposed to work. Maybe I should Google it myself?

Meanwhile, {{{MomAnon}}} And keep up that walking.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:35:19am

re: #325 jaunte

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Is there a serious crime they can charge him with?

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:36:29am

re: #330 Big Beautiful Door

They’re saying there may be a hate crime aspect to the vandalism. I don’t know how that affects the charge.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:36:35am

re: #327 jaunte

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But as we know from Return of the Jedi Stormtroopers can be defeated by teddy bears with spears.

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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:38:11am

re: #332 Big Beautiful Door

But as we know from Return of the Jedi Stormtroopers can be defeated by teddy bears with spears.

Also, they design their biggest weapons with systemic flaws easily exploitable by Rebels. (cf. A New Hope, Return of the Jedi)

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:40:47am

TeaParty Teddies with AK’s will save us from SJWTroopers of Lord Bammer.

Can’t wait for all the sequels.

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jaunte  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:41:06am

re: #330 Big Beautiful Door

Is there a serious crime they can charge him with?


18 U.S. Code § 249 - Hate crime acts

(1)Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin.—Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person—
(A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both; and

law.cornell.edu

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:41:43am

re: #333 Teukka

Also, they design their biggest weapons with systemic flaws easily exploitable by Rebels. (cf. A New Hope, Return of the Jedi)

Well, its not too much of a spoiler by now to note that the First Order does a good deal better job protecting weak points in its superweapons than the Empire did.

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Kid A  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:43:53am

re: #327 jaunte

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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:45:20am

re: #335 jaunte


18 U.S. Code § 249 - Hate crime acts

(1)Offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin.—Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, willfully causes bodily injury to any person or, through the use of fire, a firearm, a dangerous weapon, or an explosive or incendiary device, attempts to cause bodily injury to any person, because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person—
(A) shall be imprisoned not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both; and

law.cornell.edu

Speaking of which, I got involved in a chat with some RWNJ’s last night, who said that genocide basically was victors’ justice, was a liberal invention to begin with and that “it always happens in war.” And that countries in Europe were insane for prosecuting people for it.

No, I don’t think they were trolling…

*SMGDH*

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:45:44am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s moved from wheatgrass to chia seeds and other such “superfood” bullshit. Oh and kale and “microgreens” lots of that. They(being the diet “experts”) “let” you have some fruit in your smoothies so they don’t taste like lawn clippings, woo.

I am seriously pissed at The Husband about this one. We’re already in financial trouble because of him and he spends 300 dollars on a fucking blender without telling me? Oh, but he “researched it”, this whole thing. And not one thing he’s read contains an actual statement of fact or, heaven forbid, SCIENCE. All this is going to do is concentrate the sugars in whatever the fuck it is he’s planning on grinding up in this stupid thing, exactly what a type 2 diabetic, who doesn’t manage his disease beyond medication needs. And then I’ll be stuck with this stupid fucking blender that doesn’t get used. I HAVE A BLENDER. I never use it, I paid 40 dollars for it a couple years ago.

Like I said, Cave. Puppies. Lizards allowed. GAH.

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BeachDem  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:46:02am

re: #283 Dr Lizardo

I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if that were the case. They’d be a smallish state, to be honest.

Most of those are largely rural counties, and to be honest, I don’t know what their respective economics look like. As far as eastern Washington and eastern Oregon go, I’ve been to Pendleton, OR and Spokane, WA a couple of times. Not bad places, to be fair.

I’ve done work with a lot of those counties. Some are more rural than others—Butte and Mendocino seem to have some semblance of county structure. Some of the others are pretty dependent on their connectivity to Sacramento. Some of them are pretty much mountains and reservations.

There’s a Keep It California group against the whole Jefferson idea—here’s their fact sheet. (Their tagline is— If it were a business proposal, would you invest in the “State of Jefferson”)

keepitcalifornia.org

Also, want to mention that the head Jefferson guy does much of his talking on “Agenda 21 Radio”—yeah THAT Agenda 21.

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:47:56am

Grover is getting Twittered. And it is delicious.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:53:56am

re: #339 A Mom Anon

I have an ancient blender.
The only thing it ever gets used for is making bug juice by grinding up caterpillars and other pests handpicked from my garden plants.
Strain out the chunky leftover bits, pour into a spray bottle and voilà! Homemade Bt.

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calochortus  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:57:44am

re: #340 BeachDem

I’ve done work with a lot of those counties. Some are more rural than others—Butte and Mendocino seem to have some semblance of county structure. Some of the others are pretty dependent on their connectivity to Sacramento. Some of them are pretty much mountains and reservations.

There’s a Keep It California group against the whole Jefferson idea—here’s their fact sheet. (Their tagline is— If it were a business proposal, would you invest in the “State of Jefferson”)

keepitcalifornia.org

Also, want to mention that the head Jefferson guy does much of his talking on “Agenda 21 Radio”—yeah THAT Agenda 21.

Some of those counties were created back in the heyday of their extractive industries (like lumber) and also were influenced by transportation access. Del Norte County for example has no business being a county any more, but I don’t suppose they’ll merge with their neighbors any time soon.

The original State of Jefferson was proposed because the folks in way northern CA wanted paved roads. It was more a PR thing than an actual desire to secede so they naturally dropped it when WW II rolled around.
Now I’d be surprised if very many of the proponents were really serious about it-a few wingnuts, sure, but most of those flying the flag are just having fun with it.

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sagehen  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:58:32am

re: #329 calochortus

May or may not be true but I read that the third most common Google query last year was something like “How much water do I have to drink to lose weight?”
I have no idea how this concept is supposed to work. Maybe I should Google it myself?

If you drink water instead of soda/coffee/beer… that reduces your calorie intake significantly. And if you drink water with a little squeeze of lemon instead of having a snack, it can temporarily satisfy what you think it hunger and make it easier to wait until your meal.

(also… a wedge of lettuce and some fresh crisp carrots, if you happen to like that sort of thing, can be very satisfying and take up a lot of room in your stomach that would otherwise go to cookies and potato chips).

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Timothy Watson  Jan 2, 2016 • 8:59:42am

re: #340 BeachDem

I’ve done work with a lot of those counties. Some are more rural than others—Butte and Mendocino seem to have some semblance of county structure. Some of the others are pretty dependent on their connectivity to Sacramento. Some of them are pretty much mountains and reservations.

There’s a Keep It California group against the whole Jefferson idea—here’s their fact sheet. (Their tagline is— If it were a business proposal, would you invest in the “State of Jefferson”)

keepitcalifornia.org

Also, want to mention that the head Jefferson guy does much of his talking on “Agenda 21 Radio”—yeah THAT Agenda 21.

I wonder how they plan on getting approval of both the legislatures of California and Oregon as required by the Constitution before they can become a separate state.

Plus the fact that the counties would also certainly end up with less money (getting a larger percentage of a much smaller pie).

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:01:17am

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

I used to make yogurt and banana smoothies for The Kid with the 40 dollar blender when he was in high school to add to his breakfast because his lunch was scheduled late in the day. After HS I put it in the cupboard and I don’t think it’s been used since. I swear, I’m tempted to run the stupid blender all day til the motor burns up. He still hasn’t brought it into the house. He ordered it via paypal (thinking I wouldn’t find out about it- I think he even had it delivered to work, because he’s an ass) and I haven’t seen it yet. But I swear I’ve considered burning the motor on it. Because right now I’m 11, and not a grown ass woman. Because I’m pissed.

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calochortus  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:01:39am

re: #344 sagehen

I did Google it and it seems to center around literally filling your stomach with water before meals so you won’t (can’t) eat as much. I’ll bet it doesn’t work well since most people seem to eat everywhere, all the time.

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ipsos  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:02:12am

re: #346 A Mom Anon

{{{{amomanon}}}}

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dholmes32  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:02:23am

Sharing:

There was a town meeting in Burns, Oregon last night between the townfolk and the invading militia kooks. The townfolk are rightly worried the militia nuts are going to shoot up the town. The militia goofballs reassured the townfolk this was not going to happen.

oregonlive.com

The march is today—but it’s bitterly cold in Burns. It’s -10 right now and will only be 12F at noon. The paytriots plan on flipping coins at the sheriff’s office. Am I a bad person for hoping their sweaty hands freeze to the metal coins if they don’t wear gloves?re: #325 jaunte

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What a waste of perfectly good bacon.

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WhatEVs  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:02:27am

re: #340 BeachDem

And then you see links to The Usual Suspects.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:03:11am

re: #341 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

Grover is getting Twittered. And it is delicious.

Saying the top marginal rate was 28% also ignores that this was also the long term capital gains tax rate for the top bracket, and that it’s now 20%, and that for the highest earners, >50% of their income is capital gains.

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:03:37am

re: #345 Timothy Watson

I wonder how they plan on getting approval of both the legislatures of California and Oregon as required by the Constitution before they can become a separate state.

Plus the fact that the counties would also certainly end up with less money (getting a larger percentage of a much smaller pie).

That’s their “Underpants Gnomes Step 2”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:04:39am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:04:43am

re: #347 calochortus

I did Google it and it seems to center around literally filling your stomach with water before meals so you won’t (can’t) eat as much. I’ll bet it doesn’t work well since most people seem to eat everywhere, all the time.

Sounds like a good way to get water intoxication.

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calochortus  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:05:36am

re: #345 Timothy Watson

I wonder how they plan on getting approval of both the legislatures of California and Oregon as required by the Constitution before they can become a separate state.

Plus the fact that the counties would also certainly end up with less money (getting a larger percentage of a much smaller pie).

But people would flock to this libertarian haven! Their economy would boom because…because…well, it just would! More money for everyone!

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b_sharp  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:05:39am

re: #338 Teukka

Speaking of which, I got involved in a chat with some RWNJ’s last night, who said that genocide basically was victors’ justice, was a liberal invention to begin with and that “it always happens in war.” And that countries in Europe were insane for prosecuting people for it.

No, I don’t think they were trolling…

*SMGDH*

It’s a form of the appeal to nature fallacy. Wingnuts have a natural aversion to logical thought.

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b_sharp  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:06:45am

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have an ancient blender.
The only thing it ever gets used for is making bug juice by grinding up caterpillars and other pests handpicked from my garden plants.
Strain out the chunky leftover bits, pour into a spray bottle and voilà! Homemade Bt.

Homemade Bluetooth?

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calochortus  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:06:47am

Must go do something constructive.

BBL

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BeachDem  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:08:12am

re: #350 WhatEVs

And then you see links to The Usual Suspects.

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Yep—only Breitbart is missing from their list—they have had articles about it though. Plus, I think Agenda 21 Radio tells ya all ya need to know.

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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:08:29am

re: #356 b_sharp

It’s a form of the appeal to nature fallacy. Wingnuts have a natural aversion to logical thought.

Well, I don’t like it because of the speech and policy-making GOP is engaging in, especially if one looks on it in light of the Ten Stages of Genocide from genocidewatch.org.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:09:19am

re: #357 b_sharp

Homemade Bluetooth?

Bacillus thuringiensis

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:09:57am

re: #351 Blind Frog Belly White

These jackasses also never seem to mention, when talking about oppressive taxes (I just rolled my eyes there) are giant tax loopholes for the wealthy. How many of the rich actually pay the rate assigned on the charts? Pretty much NONE. Because they get tax write offs and loopholes no one else does. And that doesn’t even count the shit hidden offshore and in other places. Grover can bite me.

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wrenchwench  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:10:59am

re: #358 calochortus

Must go do something constructive.

BBL

That’s my cue to come in and waste time. I’ll clean out some files:

Can’t remember where I got that.

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b_sharp  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:14:14am

re: #361 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bacillus thuringiensis

You’re killing bugs with bugs (yes, 2 different uses of the word bug) ?

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A Mom Anon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:14:35am

OK Lizards, I’m outta here for awhile. It’s cold, I need to bundle up and take Miss Dog for her walk. And then I’m coming home and making a pot of chicken and rice soup, and I don’t care if it’s on someone’s diet plan or not. It’s simple, healthy, low fat and I am tired of trying to figure out everyone else’s personal shit. We’ll have salad and perhaps a bit of whole grain hot bread too. Yes, that’s a meal that will make people fat and diabetic. GAHHHHH! I need to go and come back when my attitude isn’t a cross between pissed off and homicidal. BBL.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:16:05am

re: #355 calochortus

But people would flock to this libertarian haven! Their economy would boom because…because…well, it just would! More money for everyone!

That’s why Mississippi and Alabama are such economic powerhouses!

Everyone knows that 450,000 farmers, ranchers, meth cookers, and pot growers pay all the taxes in California for the remaining 35.5 Million freeloaders!

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Brian J.  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:22:27am

re: #366 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s why Mississippi and Alabama are such economic powerhouses!

Everyone knows that 450,000 farmers, ranchers, meth cookers, and pot growers pay all the taxes in California for the remaining 35.5 Million freeloaders!

Among the states, California’s population growth rate in 2014-15 was 17th, and Oregon’s was 10th. Their liberal policies just don’t seem to be hurting them much.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:24:00am

re: #345 Timothy Watson

I wonder how they plan on getting approval of both the legislatures of California and Oregon as required by the Constitution before they can become a separate state.

Plus the fact that the counties would also certainly end up with less money (getting a larger percentage of a much smaller pie).

Frankly, I wonder why no RWNJ backed plan for Texas divisionism has yet to spring forth and gain footing.
I would think the possibility of 4 new Republican leaning states, thus an additional eight Republican Senators, would be alluring.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:24:31am

I gotta say, I get really annoyed by the people who live in sparsely populated areas bitching about lack of representation. They’re every bit as well represented as the people who live in metro areas. Indeed, because of the US Senate and the Electoral College, they’re OVERrepresented. They want their big, empty counties and stated to have the same power as cities where MILLIONS of people live. Why? Who the fuck are THEY that they’re so damn special?

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:26:07am

re: #367 Brian J.

Among the states, California’s population growth rate in 2014-15 was 17th, and Oregon’s was 10th. Their liberal policies just don’t seem to be hurting them much.

That growth is solely in illegal Mexicans, artsy types, and teh ghey. The only productive people moving to the Left Coast are Chinese and they keep the place goin’ while Real ‘Muricans flee in droves!

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Brian J.  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:27:39am

re: #368 FormerDirtDart

Frankly, I wonder why no RWNJ backed plan for Texas divisionism has yet to spring forth and gain footing.
I would think the possibility of 4 new Republican leaning states, thus an additional eight Republican Senators, would be alluring.

Probably because it’s been demonstrated even to the satisfaction of right-wingers that Texas has no such right.

snopes.com

There’s also the fact that those five Texases would include at least one solidly Democratic state (any South Texas state) and a couple moving in that direction (whichever ones got the DFW and Houston metros).

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Joe Bacon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:28:24am

re: #301 A Mom Anon

Sending a hug because I have to deal with the same crap from my insane family.

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Brian J.  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:29:56am

re: #370 Dark_Falcon

That growth is solely in illegal Mexicans, artsy types, and teh ghey. The only productive people moving to the Left Coast are Chinese and they keep the place goin’ while Real ‘Muricans flee in droves!

I guess now isn’t the time to bring up that 73% of the East Asian vote went to Obama in 2012…

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wrenchwench  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:31:04am

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

I gotta say, I get really annoyed by the people who live in sparsely populated areas bitching about lack of representation. They’re every bit as well represented as the people who live in metro areas. Indeed, because of the US Senate and the Electoral College, they’re OVERrepresented. They want their big, empty counties and stated to have the same power as cities where MILLIONS of people live. Why? Who the fuck are THEY that they’re so damn special?

This county: 7 people per square mile. Your comment: true. (Our Senators are OK now, but we have produced some morons.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:33:24am

re: #374 wrenchwench

This county: 7 people per square mile. Your comment: true. (Our Senators are OK now, but we have produced some morons.)

This is where they get the color coded county maps of the US to show that the Republican candidate won more acreage than the Democrat, as it that counted. Not to mention what ‘The Cities’ is code for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:35:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:40:34am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

That got resent to a lot of my friends.

Or rather, I should say: I resent that!!!

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WhatEVs  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:41:23am

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

I always said I wanted a guy who knew the difference between their, there and they’re; to, too and two; and your and you’re. He was surprisingly difficult to locate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:42:08am

re: #378 WhatEVs

I always said I wanted a guy who knew the difference between their, there and they’re; to, too and two; and your and you’re. He was surprisingly difficult to locate.

your to picky

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wrenchwench  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:43:05am

re: #375 Blind Frog Belly White

This is where they get the color coded county maps of the US to show that the Republican candidate won more acreage than the Democrat, as it that counted. Not to mention what ‘The Cities’ is code for.

I’ve seen some of that acreage, sometimes in two countries with no fence. Then they spend a bunch of money putting a fence up, then they spend several million more to make the gates bigger.

Udall, Heinrich Secure $85.6 Million for Columbus Port of Entry Expansion

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:51:06am

re: #380 wrenchwench

I’ve seen some of that acreage, sometimes in two countries with no fence. Then they spend a bunch of money putting a fence up, then they spend several million more to make the gates bigger.

Udall, Heinrich Secure $85.6 Million for Columbus Port of Entry Expansion

Better to spend millions on Land Ports of Entry than to have an unmonitored and ill-controlled flow of people and goods. I though liberals favored wise regulation, which this is.

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Great White Snark  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:54:41am

re: #308 Dave In Austin

Another Trump supporter…..
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Video

Two fools in a row. When someone tries to break into your car to hurt you gtfo. You need not go far. Or go straight to a police station with a statement “in fear for your life”. I would have pulled away. If obstructed, slowly drive on anyway. 1/4 inch of glass is not great protection from a raging man.

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 2, 2016 • 9:55:32am

When my wife goes to shop I have two movies to choose from: Black Mass or Sicario.

Bliss.

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wrenchwench  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:00:35am

re: #381 Dark_Falcon

Better to spend millions on Land Ports of Entry than to have an unmonitored and ill-controlled flow of people and goods. I though liberals favored wise regulation, which this is.

It’s extremely belated action to handle a small part of the billion dollars a day in trade between the two countries. I can rant all day about the abuse happening down there that’s killing Mexicans regularly, and Americans once in a while.

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WhatEVs  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:03:45am

Time to go grocery shopping. I leave you with (shudder) this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:06:05am
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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:06:12am

Mrs. Trump the 3rd. lol

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Camacho DeezNuts 2016  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:06:16am

re: #385 WhatEVs

Mrs MericaFuckYeah.

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Teukka  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:06:24am

re: #385 WhatEVs

Time to go grocery shopping. I leave you with (shudder) this.

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That is outright demeaning to the office, IMO.
*throws hissy fit*

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:09:04am

re: #385 WhatEVs

Time to go grocery shopping. I leave you with (shudder) this.

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THERE ARE NO PICTURES OF MRS.OBAMA LIKE THIS!! NONE!!

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Dark_Falcon  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:09:46am
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sagehen  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:19:36am

re: #385 WhatEVs

Time to go grocery shopping. I leave you with (shudder) this.

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Not the most flattering photo she’s ever taken.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:34:02am

re: #393 Camacho DeezNuts 2016

Adelson newspaper brouhaha picking up steam

only the best news that money can buy!

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ausador  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:39:09am

Resorts to the “fake but probably accurate” defense .
Surprised the CNN reporter actually did his job and went after him on this.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:41:31am
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Lidane  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:53:14am
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Sherlock Hound  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:53:39am

re: #346 A Mom Anon

“Will It Blend?”

Just shove old dead cellphones into the blender and post results on YouTube!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 2, 2016 • 10:56:36am

re: #327 jaunte

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 2, 2016 • 11:04:32am

re: #396 Dr. Matt

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As I’m sure you’ve seen, in RWNJ-land it appears to be HRC’s fault for bringing up the topic and giving them the idea.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 2, 2016 • 12:02:02pm

re: #327 jaunte


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Schools Implement Hair Policies That Punish Black Girls for Wearing Braids (And for Being Black) If you are female in this society, you get used to having your appearance critiqued. And if you are black and female—because of the intersecting nature of racism and sexism, it seems as if you are forever being policed ...
Birth Control Works
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Massive Big Sur Slide May Keep Highway 1 Closed for a Year “It’s definitely breathtaking, it’s definitely massive,” she said of the landslide caused by millions of tons of dirt and rock tumbling down the coastal hillside. Officials say the slide created a new 16-acre land mass sticking out from the ...
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The Major’s #MemorialDay Message (Especially for #Millenials) for 2017 Well, The Major’s meat-space doppelganger has FINALLY, after decades, gotten the proper medication to treat his ailment! And the best part? It feels like it’s actually working! (Say Hallelujia!) It’s almost like “The Sleeper Has Awakened!”… Now by now, ...
The Major
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YOUR TAX DOLLARS at HATE: ICE Has Made Over 41,000 Arrests in Trump’s First 100 Days  n the first 100 days that Donald Trump has been in office, arrests for immigration violations have increased 38 percent over to the same period in 2016, according to figures Immigration and Customs Enforcement released Wednesday. More than ...
Birth Control Works
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Mike Pence and the Delicate Art of Protest.blog.timesunion.comHOFFMAN FILESMike Pence and the delicate art of protest.By Rob Hoffman on May 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM3Is there a right that is more fundamental to being an American than the right to peaceably assemble? Its prominence in the Bill ...
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READ THE WHOLE THING: Sexual Violence Is a Hate Crime - National Organization for Women I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ...
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What I Learned After My Study on Men Secretly Removing Condoms Went Viral But it struck a chord, and somehow managed to trigger an international conversation about assholes who remove condoms during sex without their partners' permission. (Some people call this "stealthing," but I think the term trivializes the harm.) The paper ...
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‘Racist’ Flyers Urge Black Chicagoans to Help Deport Latino Neighbors - Pilsen - DNAinfo Chicago CHICAGO — A South Side alderman is slamming a flyer found in neighborhoods around the city asking black Chicagoans to report suspected undocumented residents to immigration agents. The flyer says that "Sanctuary city Policies endanger the lively hood[sic] of ...
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You Have One Last Chance to Repent, Sean Hannity….Help me force Sean Hannity to repent. If he doesn't, The Major will bring incredible the damage to Mr. Hannity using the new weapons of The Internet. I tried to warn you, Sean. You didn't listen then. If you choose ...
The Major
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Doctors Argue That Female Genital Mutilation Is Protected Under First Amendment Two doctors in Detroit, along with one of their wives, are about to take the first religious defense of female genital mutilation to a US Federal court. The case stems from a FBI investigation into Dr. Jumana Nagarwala after ...
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