Racist Troll Poses as Ammon Bundy on Twitter, Gets Plenty of Media Coverage

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Here’s one I saw coming.

On Monday I had a discussion with TPM editor Nick Martin, and told him I was skeptical that the @Ammon_Bundy account on Twitter was actually Bundy, because it had just been created a few days before.

Lots of mainstream news outlets have been basing stories on tweets from this account in the last week; here’s one of the most recent from Mediaite, published today: Bundy Son: ‘We Are Doing the Same Thing as Rosa Parks’ | Mediaite.

Well, folks, my troll radar was 100% accurate. At the press conference held by these armed goons today, the real Ammon Bundy confirmed that he is not on Twitter and the account is an imposter — although he added that whoever was behind it was “doing a pretty good job.”

The person who created this fake account has now come out; it’s a racist right winger who was purposely trolling the “liberal media” — and unfortunately, lots of journalists fell for it, big time. If you go to his actual Twitter account, you’ll see a whole lot of gloating goin’ on.

The screenshot above shows what the Twitter page now looks like.

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392 comments

1
lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:38:01pm

The real domestic terrorist thinks the troll wannabe thug is doing a pretty good job? Would that include the racist BS that the guy is throwing down? Given Ammon’s dad Cliven’s racist claptrap, I am inclined to think so.

And not for nothing, but the admission that he isn’t who he says he is means that the troll is impersonating someone else, which is a TOS violation. Heh.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:38:03pm

But fact checking is so last century.

3
Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:38:39pm

Never doubt our hosts instincts. Well done Charles.

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nines09  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:39:12pm

Journalism. You study for that, right? Go to school? Get a degree? Could fool me.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:40:34pm
The person who created this fake account has now come out; it’s a racist right winger who was purposely trolling the “liberal media” — and unfortunately, lots of journalists fell for it, big time.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:40:47pm

Raul Labrador impersonates lawmaker:

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:41:28pm

I had a thought: Someone should start a White House petition demanding that the men at the sanctuary be arrested and charged for taking over public land and threatening officials.

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nines09  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:41:50pm

re: #6 jaunte

Yes. I remember Rosa Parks packing. ////////

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nines09  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:42:55pm

re: #6 jaunte

Gandhi and MLK too.

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:43:32pm

re: #6 jaunte

Raul Labrador impersonates lawmaker:

A couple of questions:
1. What are they protesting?
2. Are they willing to be arrested for their disobedience?

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:45:48pm

re: #6 jaunte

Raul Labrador impersonates lawmaker:

He is a TPer of the first order. He also advocated turning all Federal land over to the States so they can be better “managed”. IE clear cut, strip mined and drilled to the nth degree by the highest bidder.

12
Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:46:02pm

Decay of journalism?

Another example is that DPRK news satire account.

It was quoted without a second thought by Newsweek and many other mainstream outlets.

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:46:45pm

At the press conference held by these armed goons today…

There’s yer problem right there. Why are criminals holding regular press conferences? And why is the press indulging their preening idiocy?

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:47:39pm

re: #13 BeachDem

At the press conference held by these armed goons today…

There’s yer problem right there. Why are criminals holding regular press conferences? And why is the press indulging their preening idiocy?

Yeah but they aren’t burning CVS and Lootings!!!!1111

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:49:48pm

#Trumpeffect

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:51:43pm

re: #6 jaunte

They are engaged in illegal acts dangerous to human life and they have threatened harm to others in order to change a policy of the government, that is the statutory definition of terrorism. Seriously (18 USC 2331):

The term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:51:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:52:50pm

good grief

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:53:20pm

re: #15 Jenner7

As if omitting “until we figure this out” makes Trump’s statement any better.

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:54:04pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

She’s got to go. Sooner than later.

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Brian J.  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:55:14pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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The sad thing is that Wasserman Schultz isn’t wrong- turnout by young women in 2010, 2012 and 2014 ranged from poor to abysmal- but the only young women who would read any comments by Debbie Wasserman Schultz are those who are already deeply interested in political issues and are among that minority.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:55:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:56:52pm

re: #6 jaunte

Raul Labrador impersonates lawmaker:

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:58:27pm

re: #22 lawhawk

I guess there were discrepancies in the testimonies after so many years. Which doesn’t change the fact of 50+ women accusing him, so it’s safe to say he was a serial harasser.

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:58:59pm

re: #21 Brian J.

I always thought getting out the vote was one of DWS’ jobs. That she’s so poor at it is just one reason why she needs to get canned.

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 12:59:33pm
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Black d20  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:00:27pm

re: #22 lawhawk

Welp. Remind me to break out the flame-retardant keyboard when I check out Black Twitter later today.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:01:11pm

This is fucking hilarious

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:02:32pm

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:04:38pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

[Embedded content]

Holy shit.

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Brian J.  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:05:33pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

[Embedded content]

What? Was that interview translated to Hungarian and back?

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Testy Toad T  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:05:54pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

I know Peak Wingnut is a myth, but I honestly don’t know how they’re going to top Cruz’s religious-right pandering in 2020. Where do you go from here?

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:06:41pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

[Embedded content]

Your daily reminder that Ted Cruz is just as fucking insane as Trump, if not more so.

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Kryptik  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:07:26pm

re: #33 Kragar

Your daily reminder that Ted Cruz is just as fucking insane as Trump, if not more so.

The entire field on the GOP side is insane, the only difference is how effective their marketing and PR are.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:08:23pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

One more crazy Dominionist:
Cynthia Dunbar (Remember Her?) Says Teaching Texas Kids about Climate Change Is ‘Socialized Education’

tfnblog.wordpress.com

The liberal media knows about Obama’s communistic world view. In support of its endorsement the New York Times stated about Obama that “He has drawn in legions of new voters with powerful messages of hope and possibility and calls for shared sacrifice and social responsibility….” Does this language not disturb us as Americans? If it doesn’t it is simply because we don’t understand the role of civil government from a Biblical World View as our Founders did. “Shared sacrifice and social responsibility” smack of Marxist Communism and redistribution of wealth. This is a completely anti-American, anti-Constitutional view of the role of Federal Government, and Marxism is diametrically opposed to a Biblical World View.

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:08:33pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

Who’s in charge of pointing this out to D_F when he shows up?

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:08:36pm

re: #32 Testy Toad T

never doubt the Wingularity. You stare at the abyss long enough and the abyss starts to stare back at you.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:08:49pm

re: #31 Brian J.

What? Was that interview translated to Hungarian and back?

My hovercraft is full of eels.

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allegro  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:11:27pm

re: #36 Belafon

Who’s in charge of pointing this out to D_F when he shows up?

He’ll point out that it was a Cruz staffer who said it and Cruz isn’t responsible for what his staffers say. Or his dad. Or him when he’s campaigning cuz he’s just doing politics for votes.

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Brian J.  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:11:41pm

re: #38 The Ghost of a Flea

My hovercraft is full of eels.

Seriously, “deception of the seed” isn’t the only ugly bit of not-quite-English in the article.

“every major social issue you’re encountering as legislators actually directs back to what it talks about it in Genesis”
“We lose life, we lose marriage — we lose all of it.”
“One of my favorite historians — brilliant, brilliant man (my note: almost certainly David Barton)— says that 94 percent of the quotes of the founding fathers contemporaneous to our nation’s founding were either directly or indirectly from holy scripture”

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:12:11pm

I have to share this Flat Earther.

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:12:58pm

I gotta laugh at the second comment at littlegreenfootballs.com

The level of denial that must have been involved in thinking it was about gang violence… And yes, the graffiti makes perfect sense to anybody who’s been paying attention.

I notice though that acc. to wiki the gang rumor was being spread by ZOA and other fucks.

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:13:08pm

re: #41 b_sharp

I have to share this Flat Earther.

That better be a parody.

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withak  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:14:14pm

re: #35 jaunte

…and Republican Jesus is diametrically opposed to Bible Jesus.

How do you even begin to argue with someone who lives in an alternate reality?

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:15:10pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

Isn’t the taking over of the public education system one of the 7 mountains/pillars of the Christian Dominionist whack jobs? Why yes, it is

The 7 mountains are 7 sectors in society that mold the way we think, that is our culture is shaped by these spheres or mountains. Society is changed/transformed through all 7 mountains.
Economy, Government, Family, Spirituality, Education, Media & Celebration.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:15:32pm

re: #41 b_sharp

I have to share this Flat Earther.

[Embedded content]

The 5th Element needs a sequel. The recently discovered Sixth Element - Derpium - threatens future NY, and only Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich can save us all. Help me Luc Besson, you’re our only hope.

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:16:10pm

re: #41 b_sharp

So, um, how come if I keep flying west, I eventually end up in the east? Or if I keep flying north, I eventually end up going south? And if the answer to either of those questions involves going under the flat earth, how come nobody has reported seeing the turtles?

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:16:19pm

re: #44 withak

…and Republican Jesus is diametrically opposed to Bible Jesus.

How do you even begin to argue with someone who lives in an alternate reality?

If “shared sacrifice and social responsibility” is unBiblical, she must be using the alternate Bible, too.

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20Hz  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:16:35pm

re: #41 b_sharp

I have to share this Flat Earther.

Looks like a troll of the 4chan variety.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:16:49pm

re: #40 Brian J.

That’s the way these people talk, for real.

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:16:51pm

re: #46 lawhawk

Can we get some fresh faces? Thx./

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:17:00pm

re: #43 Belafon

That better be a parody.

Not so far. His TL is full of similar shit, and now his bigotry is coming out.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:17:03pm

re: #47 KGxvi

False flags all the way down.

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:17:47pm

re: #46 lawhawk

The 5th Element needs a sequel. The recently discovered Sixth Element - Derpium - threatens future NY, and only Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich can save us all. Help me Luc Besson, you’re our only hope.

LMFAO

I’d rather be save by Milla Jovovich.

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Belafon  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:18:20pm

re: #47 KGxvi

So, um, how come if I keep flying west, I eventually end up in the east? Or if I keep flying north, I eventually end up going south? And if the answer to either of those questions involves going under the flat earth, how come nobody has reported seeing the turtles?

Have you ever actually flown all the way around the earth with your own wings? All the governments are in on it, and they make the planes change direction to keep you on one side.

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:18:28pm

re: #47 KGxvi

So, um, how come if I keep flying west, I eventually end up in the east? Or if I keep flying north, I eventually end up going south? And if the answer to either of those questions involves going under the flat earth, how come nobody has reported seeing the turtles?

His stock answer is ‘you’re a fag idiot’.

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:19:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:19:12pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:19:27pm

re: #35 jaunte

“Shared sacrifice and social responsibility” smack of Marxist Communism and redistribution of wealth.

What does she think the Revolutionary War was?

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:20:26pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

He must not have been looking very hard.

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20Hz  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:20:53pm

re: #56 b_sharp

His stock answer is ‘you’re a fag idiot’.

Definitely a troll of the 4chan variety. I would ignore, block and remove your retweets of his.

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:21:07pm
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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:21:14pm

re: #59 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

She’s not thinking so much as kludging bricks of jargon together.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:22:12pm

re: #62 Kragar

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There’s a big ass magnet in the middle of that circle, Mr Smartypants!!!11!!!

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:22:21pm

re: #56 b_sharp

And he seemed so reasonable up to that point…

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:22:34pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

What is homosexuality? It is the prevention of the seed.

Oh dear…..

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:23:16pm

re: #62 Kragar

Time is a flat circle….

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:24:35pm
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calochortus  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:26:41pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Coming to a theater near you soon…”Deception of the Seed”!!!11!!!

[Embedded content]

I’m waiting for “Deception of the Seed 2-the Cotyledons Emerge!”

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:27:23pm

re: #67 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Time is more like:

Video

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Whimey… Stuff

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:27:29pm

re: #68 Jenner7

[Embedded content]

Next they’ll tell us Kim Jong-Un was eating beans.

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calochortus  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:28:22pm

re: #69 calochortus

I’m waiting for “Deception of the Seed 2-the Cotyledons Emerge!”

And for you non-plant people: Cotyledon def.

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:31:36pm

re: #40 Brian J.

Seriously, “deception of the seed” isn’t the only ugly bit of not-quite-English in the article.

“every major social issue you’re encountering as legislators actually directs back to what it talks about it in Genesis”
“We lose life, we lose marriage — we lose all of it.”
“One of my favorite historians — brilliant, brilliant man (my note: almost certainly David Barton)— says that 94 percent of the quotes of the founding fathers contemporaneous to our nation’s founding were either directly or indirectly from holy scripture”

I’ve always been partial to indirect quotes.

Sigh.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:33:59pm

re: #38 The Ghost of a Flea

My hovercraft is full of eels.

True story: I was reviewing a massive RFC for a new credit card processing system. In the requirements section on localization, I saw this exact phrase cited as an example of a ‘bad translation’-as soon as I saw this, I said “Take this goddamed example out, it’s from a Monty Python skit-if you leave it in there we’ll look like stupid assholes.”

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Jack Burton  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:34:02pm

re: #40 Brian J.

“One of my favorite historians — brilliant, brilliant man (my note: almost certainly David Barton)— says that 94 percent of the quotes of the founding fathers contemporaneous to our nation’s founding were either directly or indirectly from holy scripture”

Could also be this asshole: W. Cleon Skousen

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calochortus  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:34:05pm

re: #73 BeachDem

I’ve always been partial to indirect quotes.

Sigh.

Are indirect quotes ones where you use all the same words but in a different order and with a totally different meaning?

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:34:19pm

re: #37 KGxvi

never doubt the Wingularity. You stare at the abyss long enough and the abyss starts to stare back at you.

Almost as bad as staring at the Time Vortex. It’ll drive you mad.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:34:31pm

re: #48 jaunte

If “shared sacrifice and social responsibility” is unBiblical, she must be using the alternate Bible, too.

Actually…yes, they are actually using an alternate Bible.

You buy annotations that tell what the Bible “really” means. The text itself isn’t different, but the meaning of the parables and ornate language are transformed by the “notes” and “study guides.” For example, the Scofield annotation strings together Bible sections to create a justification for dispensationalist apocalypticism. David Barton’s use of scripture is another example: he tells you what the parable means.

It’s the same thing that used to get criticized by the pre-Reformation Church…between individual and God stands a dude who just happens to know what God wants.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:34:53pm

re: #73 BeachDem

94 percent* of the quotes of the founding fathers contemporaneous to our nation’s founding

*From the Gospel of Whatever.

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Testy Toad T  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:36:01pm

re: #77 lawhawk

Almost as bad as staring at the Time Vortex. It’ll drive you mad.

I thought that was from staring at Time Cube.

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:36:47pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

Could also be this asshole: W. Cleon Skousen

It was Dave

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:37:41pm

re: #78 The Ghost of a Flea

That last line should really read, “…between individual and God stands a dude who just happens to know what God wants…other than Saint Paul.

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calochortus  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:37:53pm

re: #78 The Ghost of a Flea

It’s the same thing that used to get criticized by the pre-Reformation Church…between individual and God stands a dude who just happens to know what God really wants.

Which made more sense back when people were illiterate and really just wanted to get through life without too much pain and then get into heaven.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:40:46pm

bwahahahaaa

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:40:56pm

re: #76 calochortus

Are indirect quotes ones where you use all the same words but in a different order and with a totally different meaning?

I think you’ve got it! They can also be a series of words, in no way related to the original quote, which support your point. (Fake, but accurate! 11ty!)

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EPR-radar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:41:03pm

re: #78 The Ghost of a Flea

It’s the same thing that used to get criticized by the pre-Reformation Church…between individual and God stands a dude who just happens to know what God really wants.

There’s always someone in the middle. The author of the text, the compilers of canonical texts, the translator of the text, the interpreter of the text and the reader of the text are all important players.

This is just reason # 1,001 why biblical literalism is a fool’s errand.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:42:16pm

re: #81 Kragar

It was Dave

Dave’s not here!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:43:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:44:06pm

oh dear…

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:44:18pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rino!

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:44:46pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

Derp converges.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:44:59pm

re: #87 Barefoot Grin

Dave’s not here!

No, I’m Dave, man….

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ObserverArt  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:45:50pm

Just about had enough of Trump’s teenage-like BS. So, in answer to it…I did this!

The Donald TRUMP Teen Magazine Mega-Special Issue…The Greatest. Great.
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EPR-radar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:45:52pm

re: #91 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Derp converges.

An abyss of ignorance so deep that not a single coherent thought will ever emerge.

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Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:49:44pm

re: #22 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Judge Ito was unavailable for comment.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:50:46pm

re: #94 EPR-radar

An abyss of ignorance so deep that not a single coherent thought will ever emerge.

Add a Gohmert! and the whole country vanishes into a black hole of derp.

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KerFuFFler  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:52:33pm

I read once that the wife of the leader of the flat earth society went on a cruise to Australia and back. Upon her return she signed an affidavit that she had not been upside-down once during the entire trip.

She sure schooled all us round-earthers.////

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:53:57pm

re: #97 KerFuFFler

I read once that the wife of the leader of the flat earth society went on a cruise to Australia and back. Upon her return she signed an affidavit that she had not been upside-down once during the entire trip.

She sure schooled all us round-earthers.////

YOU CANT EXPLAIN THAT!!!1

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:55:34pm
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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:55:49pm

re: #96 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I’m pretty sure a Gohmert! is a unit of measure for those studying the wingularity. And if not, it probably should be.

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dholmes32  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:56:08pm

re: #75 Jack Burton

Could also be this asshole: W. Cleon Skousen

I’m pretty sure she’s referring to Barton (who is on my lying liars who lie list). Skousen was a Mormon and would be considered a heretic by this woman.

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unproven innocence  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:57:59pm

re: #93 ObserverArt

Just about had enough of Trump’s teenage-like BS. So, in answer to it…I did this!

[Embedded content]

Sweet. But just in case “I did this!” went unnoticed,
Teen (magazine) Final issue Winter 2009

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 1:59:42pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:00:03pm

re: #99 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Million Dollar Idea

For a lawsuit

Distraction, walk away from cooking area, grease fire or what not, kitchen catches fire…

“The smoke alarm did not go off”

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TedStriker  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:00:06pm

re: #81 Kragar

It was Dave

Dave’s not here, man.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:00:55pm

re: #101 dholmes32

I’m pretty sure she’s referring to Barton (who is on my lying liars who lie list). Skousen was a Mormon and would be considered a heretic by this woman.

She was; from the article:

She also promoted Barton’s history instruction materials, using a statistic the pseudo-historian apparently made up.

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calochortus  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:01:13pm

Off to work on warping my loom for a while. I have to do it in short sessions or I end up stressing my aging body. Someday I’ll find a way to thread the heddles without putting a strain on my back. That day will probably not be today…

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:02:08pm

re: #103 Kragar

“Most likely mistranslations.” Wotta dork.
classics.mit.edu

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:03:44pm
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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:04:07pm

re: #108 jaunte

“Most likely mistranslations.” Wotta dork.
classics.mit.edu

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:04:20pm

re: #92 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

No, I’m Dave, man….

I (rarely, but) sometimes get nostalgic for the days of Cheech and Chong, $35 ozs. of “Columbian Gold,” separating the seeds on a double album, and all. But I left that in the early 1980s.

Today I watched the HBO doc “Cape Cod, USA” about the opioid and heroin epidemic that is now rightly getting so much attention. We moved to northern New England just about three years ago, and the thing has exploded. The young people who were using in the doc (and two died during and just after the filming) were athletes, scholars, happy sons and daughters, for the most part. Most took pills in school first. It was just so fucking sad. It is fucking sad.

All that said, I’d be lying (and be a hypocrite) if I didn’t add that I’d be sorely tempted to try weed again if it were legalized here. Nice example for the kiddies, though.///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:05:31pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:06:45pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I made a mistake, I read the article’s comments. I really shouldn’t have done that…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:06:49pm

re: #103 Kragar

@Kragar_LGF
So why did Aristotle write a book about a spherical earth, proven by observations, in 350 BC?

@NamNamNam1230
most likely mistranslations, honestly. otherwise he’s not so smart.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:08:20pm

re: #103 Kragar

He’s never looked at the book, but it’s obviously a mistranslation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:10:22pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:12:46pm

re: #111 Barefoot Grin

I (rarely, but) sometimes get nostalgic for the days of Cheech and Chong, $35 ozs. of “Columbian Gold,” separating the seeds on a double album, and all. But I left that in the early 1980s.

Today I watched the HBO doc “Cape Cod, USA” about the opioid and heroin epidemic that is now rightly getting so much attention. We moved to northern New England just about three years ago, and the thing has exploded. The young people who were using in the doc (and two died during and just after the filming) were athletes, scholars, happy sons and daughters, for the most part. Most took pills in school first. It was just so fucking sad. It is fucking sad.

All that said, I’d be lying (and be a hypocrite) if I didn’t add that I’d be sorely tempted to try weed again if it were legalized here. Nice example for the kiddies, though.///

Yeah I got a kick out of those guys.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:12:58pm

“…We told you over the holidays about Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s offensive “joke” about marital rape: “Rape is non existent in marriage, take what you want my friend!” Since then, Scott Braddock of the Austin-based political website Quorum Report has reported that Stickland, R-Fort Worth, is one of five Tea Partiers in the Texas House who voted last spring against legislation designed to make it easier to bring sexual predators to justice.

Stickland, and state Reps. Reps. Matt Rinaldi, Matt Schaefer, Tony Tinderholt, and Cecil Bell — all Republicans and Tea Party/religious-right heroes — voted against House Bill 189, which drops the statute of limitations in criminal sexual assault cases in which there is “probable cause that the defendant committed the same or similar crime against five or more victims.” It also extends the statute of limitations in civil cases against sex offenders. The bill passed with large majorities (just five “no” votes on the final bill), and Gov. Greg Abbott signed it into law.

The Texas GOP: not necessarily serial rapists, but #1 with serial rapists.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:14:35pm

My last day in Paradise. :(

I really, really want to stay.

I’ll be on a plane for the next several hours and arrive in Chicago just in time for the Polar Vortex.

Pray for me.

bbl

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:14:36pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:14:49pm

re: #118 jaunte

The Texas GOP: not necessarily serial rapists, but #1 with serial rapists.

The Texas House must contain some of the finest derpers around. No offense to Texan Lizards here….

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:15:17pm

re: #121 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

None taken!

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:16:48pm

re: #120 Kragar

I guess he never wondered why our physics doesn’t create flat, disc-shaped tumbleweeds.

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EPR-radar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:16:55pm

re: #118 jaunte

It’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that some Texas GOP state representatives approve of serial rape.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:18:51pm

Trump with “See what happens to people disloyal to me” statement in 3…2…1…

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:21:47pm

New children’s book revives legacy of Jewish-Muslim coexistence

On the backdrop of rising discrimination and violence against Israel’s Arab citizens, a new children’s book invokes the spirit of friendship between Arabs and Jews, giving us at least one thing to look forward to in 2016.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:22:39pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

41 months. Way too lenient.

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ObserverArt  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:23:45pm

Dammit! Going too fast and screwed up. Sigh.

Teen Trump Mag…The Corrected Issue! The first printing is going to be rare!
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:24:22pm

re: #120 Kragar

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I was going to ask that guy about the Coriolis Effect, but then I was like nah.

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:26:32pm

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

I was going to ask that guy about the Coriolis Effect, but then I was like nah.

That’s because the whole universe rotates around the Earth causing exactly the same effects./

PS: That is srsly a geocentric argument.

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:27:26pm
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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:31:28pm

Trump (on CNN): I don’t know if Cruz is a natural born citizen. Cruz should ask a court to declare he’s a citizen.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:32:30pm

re: #128 ObserverArt

Dammit! Going to fast and screwed up. Sigh.

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Well I now have both the original issue and the corrected copy. Should be worth a yuuuuuge amount after the Trump presidency right?

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:33:00pm

re: #132 Jenner7

Schadenfreude.

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Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:33:30pm

Not to defend GWB but to show the abject hypocrisy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:34:03pm

“It was all rumors and everything calmed down at about 3 a.m.,” Jon Ritzheimer told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “There’s nothing to be upset about.

The protesters — about 20 or so — have read newspaper reports that authorities are taking a wait-and-see approach to their takeover at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, he said.

It’s now “a battle of wits,” Ritzheimer said. “I’m game. We all get to live and let’s talk and engage each other.”

BWAHAHAHAAAA

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:34:14pm

This says a lot about the state of information media in America: most of it consists of retweeting something without researching either the content or the provenance.

America gets what it deserves, and if it gets Donald Trump as President, that that is only fair and just.

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ObserverArt  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:34:55pm

re: #132 Jenner7

Trump (on CNN): I don’t know if Cruz is a natural born citizen. Cruz should ask a court to declare he’s a citizen.

I have a feeling things are about to get really stupid in the next few days.

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Stanley Sea Toujours  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:35:35pm

re: #132 Jenner7

Trump (on CNN): I don’t know if Cruz is a natural born citizen. Cruz should ask a court to declare he’s a citizen.

His crispy hair is looking worse.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:36:14pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BWAHAHAHAAAA

Battle of wits with unarmed opponent. This doesn’t seem fair.

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allegro  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:37:52pm

re: #138 ObserverArt

I have a feeling things are about to get really stupid in the next few days.

About to?

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:38:08pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

The real reason he needs a gun.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:40:06pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:40:07pm

re: #132 Jenner7

Trump (on CNN): I don’t know if Cruz is a natural born citizen. Cruz should ask a court to declare he’s a citizen.

Great job undermining and delegitimizing the only person who might even want to be his running mate.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:40:44pm

re: #128 ObserverArt

Dammit! Going to fast and screwed up. Sigh.

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I got to give you a lot of props. ROTFLMAO at this work of genius!

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:41:54pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

[It’s now “a battle of wits,” Ritzheimer said]

BWAHAHAHAAAA

They have all the birdbrains they’ll need!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:42:35pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:43:15pm

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Great job undermining and delegitimizing the only person who might even want to be his running mate.

Trump will not have a running mate aside from his hair. He will be both president and vice president and it will be beautiful.

//

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Joe Bacon  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:43:21pm

re: #132 Jenner7

Trump (on CNN): I don’t know if Cruz is a natural born citizen. Cruz should ask a court to declare he’s a citizen.

Hell yeah! It’s BT Express time for Trump!

Do it!
Do it!
Do it till you’re satisfied!

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Nyet  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:43:44pm

As expected, the Palestinian false flag conspiracy theory that Flavia had subscribed to was started by Israeli wingnuts:

uriblau.com

PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other politicians were quick to firmly condemn the attack. But while many in the Israeli public are disgraced by the events, some feel very differently and are expressing their views on social media.

Indeed, the investigation to find the attackers is at initial stage. Yet, hours after the attack conspiracy theories started to appear online, suggesting the attack was a vendetta, a result of an interior conflict in the village. “Zionist in My Soul” Facebook page is among the ones promoting this theory.

Another surfer created a mocking film like poster, using the photo of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian teen that was burned alive last year by Israelis. “Now on cinema - playing in loops in TV channels - Abu Khdeir 2,” the title reads. “hahahahah,” What an annoying face!!,” “looks like a gay” were some of the reactions to that post.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:43:57pm

re: #125 FormerDirtDart

Trump has no problem trashing an American owned and operated business that’s been around for a century, all because he got called out for trashing minorities.

Oh, and the clothing line Macy’s dropped? Trump clothes were made overseas (China and Mexico) because Trump put his personal profits over those of American workers who could have used the work - including those in the garment industry here in NYC metro area.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:44:12pm

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Great job undermining and delegitimizing the only person who might even want to be his running mate.

Likely his internal polling says Cruz has a solid lead in Iowa

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:44:23pm

re: #137 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

This says a lot about the state of information media in America: most of it consists of retweeting something without researching either the content or the provenance.

America gets what it deserves, and if it gets Donald Trump as President, that that is only fair and just.

I don’t get the ‘deserves’ part. Because the rich are screwing us we deserve it? Because we consume media?

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Joe Bacon  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:44:40pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

Battle of wits with unarmed opponent. This doesn’t seem fair.

Hey, where’s Orly Taitz? Orly, where are you??????????

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:45:13pm

re: #143 jaunte

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:45:32pm

So either Trump’s going to destroy the one guy who might have been a viable running mate, or going to wound the next guy in line for the nomination.

This is like a damned Greek tragedy.

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:46:39pm

So, Guns n Roses is set to headline the Saturday shows at Cochella (actually a pretty decent line up this year, probably 5 bands I’d pay just to see and another half dozen or so that I’d go to see in a festival setting, and I’m guessing if I were to go there’d be another equally sized group that I’d like after seeing them). But since Axl has already managed to cancel their first appearance (on Kimmel), I remain skeptical that this is actually going to happen…

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Kragar  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:46:43pm

re: #156 Targetpractice

So either Trump’s going to destroy the one guy who might have been a viable running mate, or going to wound the next guy in line for the nomination.

This is like a damned Greek tragedy.

Aint it great?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:47:46pm

Shit, double post. Assume something super witty was posted here.

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ObserverArt  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:48:39pm

re: #141 allegro

About to?

In relation to how nutty it has been, yes, I think so.

We are this close to the first real decision. No funky polls. No judging popularity by TV turnout for the reality debates. No funky journalists balancing things to keep interest…just real judgment. The pressure in on.

Trump wants Iowa. I think he thinks if he can knock out Cruz there he has easier sailing. His ego will not allow any other thinking. So Trump Cruz will be interesting in the depths it might go.

Then you have the others. They obviously haven’t been stupid enough. It is why their numbers are so low. Times a wastin’, time to goon it up and get as much out of Iowa as you can. If you are delusional like Christie and Kasich, you think you can win New Hampshire…so get as much out of Iowa as you can.

Put on your boots waders!

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ipsos  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:49:36pm

re: #138 ObserverArt

I have a feeling things are about to get really stupid in the next few days.

I will be very happy to see Cruz and Trump get into a derp-fest that damages both of them for the general. I’d be even happier if that scenario didn’t then propel Rubio to the nomination.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:49:56pm

re: #158 Kragar

Aint it great?

Pass the popcorn.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:50:23pm
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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:50:58pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

Take off you knob.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:51:28pm

re: #163 jaunte

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Off to a good start.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:51:46pm

re: #157 KGxvi

It’s Axl. He’s gonna ruin it for everyone else. As he always seems to do.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:51:55pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:52:39pm

re: #153 wrenchwench

I don’t get the ‘deserves’ part. Because the rich are screwing us we deserve it? Because we consume media?

Because too many of us mindlessly consume and regurgitate media, no matter how absurd. So many Americans lack critical thinking skills.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:53:03pm

re: #163 jaunte

Well, that escalated quickly. This is the crowd that the GOP courts. Racists and extremists, who want candidates just as extreme.

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:54:29pm

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

Great job undermining and delegitimizing the only person who might even want to be his running mate.

Nikki Haley, if asked, would probably agree to be the running mate of a corpse.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:54:34pm

re: #7 Belafon

I had a thought: Someone should start a White House petition demanding that the men at the sanctuary be arrested and charged for taking over public land and threatening officials.

Now that’s a great idea. The petition should include the definition of terrorism which is what those men are engaging in.

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:55:08pm

Not enough time to get into the flat earth stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:55:26pm

re: #163 jaunte

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ObserverArt  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:55:39pm

re: #166 lawhawk

It’s Axl. He’s gonna ruin it for everyone else. As he always seems to do.

Axl is just a bit of a phonetic spelling of asshole.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:55:55pm

My local gun shop has had this thing on consignment for awhile and I have to say, it might be the ugliest fucking gun I’ve ever seen.

Everything about this is wrong.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:56:44pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:57:55pm

The nuts are feeling pretty frisky after seven years of Obama-Hate legitimized by major media businesses.

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majii  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:58:05pm

re: #154 Joe Bacon

Oily won’t be commenting on this one, and we both know why—Cruz looks more like her than Obama.

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unproven innocence  Jan 6, 2016 • 2:58:21pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Interesting timing for that pic —looks like the cop behind the heckler is attempting to trip him.

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:00:56pm

re: #168 No Country For Old Haters

Because too many of us mindlessly consume and regurgitate media, no matter how absurd. So many Americans lack critical thinking skills.

Mindlessness does not make a Trump deserver. If you could make Trump the boss of those who produce the stuff, they might deserve him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:02:49pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

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googling the alleged last name brings up a bunch of Freemason and Illuminati stuff.

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:04:46pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

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Which just proves that Peak Wingnut is infinite.

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Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:05:14pm

re: #175 goddamnedfrank

My local gun shop has had this thing on consignment for awhile and I have to say, it might be the ugliest fucking gun I’ve ever seen.

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Whats with the tank like muzzle brake? Is that thing .50 caliber? Or a .308 with a sock in its pocket?

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jaunte  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:05:45pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:07:35pm

re: #184 jaunte

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Because House Republicans are stupid and have nothing else to do with their time.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:07:40pm

re: #184 jaunte

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Accurate headline: “Republicans waste more time, tax dollars on election year stunt.”

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:10:34pm

re: #166 lawhawk

I am just old enough to remember the clusterfuck that was their original run (I was entering high school in 92). I’ve no doubt that it is Axl being Axl, I can’t think of a band (all living members category) that would have made more on a reunion tour than GnR… and Axl is going to fuck it up.

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b_sharp  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:12:25pm

I hate to admit it but sometimes the schadenfreude of beating a Twitter idiot senseless (what do you mean they already are without sense?) is crazy cathartic & lifts the soul.

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:12:42pm

re: #148 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Trump will not have a running mate aside from his hair. He will be both president and vice president and it will be beautiful.

//

His running mate will either be his wife or one of his children. The rest of his family will all get Cabinet positions.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:15:11pm

re: #183 Great White Snark

Whats with the tank like muzzle brake? Is that thing .50 caliber? Or a .308 with a sock in its pocket?

It’s a Chinese Mosin Nagant m53 bolt action rifle with all manner of aftermarket dumbfuckery slapped on.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:15:30pm

This should be…interesting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:15:32pm

Mike Huckabee is offering supporters a truly remarkable piece of campaign swag: In exchange for a donation, they can take their guns and shoot up a target marked with the word ‘Obamacare’!

“Let’s show President Obama we believe in the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment - not gun control,” Huckabee’s fundraising page says. “We stand opposed to his executive order AND his out-of-control Washington policies.”

“Donate $25 and receive a pack of three targets for your next trip to the range.”

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Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:16:11pm

re: #190 goddamnedfrank

It’s a Chinese Mosin Nagant m53 bolt action rifle with all manner of aftermarket dumbfuckery slapped on.

They may have that on the shelf a looong time.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:17:56pm

re: #193 Great White Snark

They may have that on the shelf a looong time.

Yeah, it’s worth maybe one tenth of their asking price.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:17:57pm

Real cool day. My favorite baseball player growing up, Ken Griffey Jr. officially elected the the Hall of Fame

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William Lewis  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:18:46pm

re: #175 goddamnedfrank

My local gun shop has had this thing on consignment for awhile and I have to say, it might be the ugliest fucking gun I’ve ever seen.

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What a waste of what probably was once a nice Mosin-Nagant.

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Kryptik  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:19:04pm

re: #195 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Real cool day. My favorite baseball player growing up, Ken Griffey Jr. officially elected the the Hall of Fame

It really is a crying shame he never got a championship really.

EDIT: Huh…also cool to note, he’s the first #1 pick to be enshrined, and joins Mike Piazza, the lowest drafted pick to be enshrined.

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wrenchwench  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:27:04pm

re: #195 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Real cool day. My favorite baseball player growing up, Ken Griffey Jr. officially elected the the Hall of Fame

I have a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie year chocolate bar in the freezer. Is it worth more now?

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:29:14pm

re: #187 KGxvi

I saw them on their Monsters of Rock tour - the Gn’R, Metallica, and Faith No More. In Giants Stadium (the show before he got hit by a lighter and left the stage ending the show early). That’s right before the mayhem in Montreal.

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Brian J.  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:34:19pm

re: #197 Kryptik

It really is a crying shame he never got a championship really.

EDIT: Huh…also cool to note, he’s the first #1 pick to be enshrined, and joins Mike Piazza, the lowest drafted pick to be enshrined.

Griffey set a record with more than 99 percent support for election (437 out of 440 votes).

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:37:26pm

re: #200 Brian J.

Griffey set a record with more than 99 percent support for election (437 out of 440 votes).

Kurt Schilling will say that’s because he’s not a Republican.
/

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451_Montag  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:38:38pm

re: #186 Targetpractice

Accurate headline: “Republicans waste more time, tax dollars on election year stunt.”

A tiny little part of me wants Obama to hold a press conference with Ryan there and hold up his pen, while explaining what will be lost, placing all the blame on the repugs and signing it.

Finish with the statement along the lines of…. “If you want it back, you know what to do come November”

A small bad part of me sure, but I am getting sick of these consequence free votes just to play to the idiotic base. Shifty I know, but this sort of farcical behavior has to stop at some point.

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Great White Snark  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:40:20pm

re: #196 William Lewis
re: #194 goddamnedfrank

I often wish we were not so far apart. I’d so like to give you guys a day pass for my range or arrange one of the small private ranges for us to use one day.

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KiTA  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:40:40pm

Meanwhile, in Bubblehead II and I’s neck of the woods:

idahostatesman.com

Boise police and fire investigators announced the arson determination in a news release Tuesday, four months after the Sept. 5 fire.

“We interviewed a number of vendors in the building and worked with a variety of outside agencies, including private fire investigation experts, to come to this conclusion,” Boise Police Fire Investigations Sgt. John Terry said in the release.

Romeo Gervais, deputy chief and fire marshal for the Boise Fire Department, said previously that the blaze began in the front section of the market.

The multicultural market was an incubator for 16 businesses. Many of the vendors were refugees from Middle Eastern and African countries. Some lost everything in the fire — except for large debts on loans used to purchase equipment, inventory and decorations.

“It’s heartbreaking to learn that someone set this intentionally,” market co-owner Lori Porreca said Tuesday afternoon. “It was bad enough for this to happen, but to find out it was arson makes it even worse.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:42:21pm

re: #202 451_Montag

A tiny little part of me wants Obama to hold a press conference with Ryan there and hold up his pen, while explaining what will be lost, placing all the blame on the repugs and signing it.

Finish with the statement along the lines of…. “If you want it back, you know what to do come November”

A small bad part of me sure, but I am getting sick of these consequence free votes just to play to the idiotic base. Shifty I know, but this sort of farcical behavior has to stop at some point.

That ignores the reality of what’s been done in terms of gerrymandering in the House.

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ausador  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:44:43pm

Yes, Rand Paul has followed Trump into “questions” about Cruz eligibility…

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:47:47pm

I’m sure at some time or other we’ve all wondered about this.

If you’ve been wondering why America Under A.k.a. Obama increasing resembles Hitler’s Reign of Terror over the German people, if you’ve noticed how the American Government is swiftly assuming the ugly shape of Third Reich National Socialism, if you’ve been witnessing international events with signature Nazi treachery, viciousness, and retaliation, time to meet a baby girl from three-quarters of a century ago.

Baby Girl Braun-Hitler.

Daughter to Eva Braun, and Nazi Third Reich Führer Adolf Hitler.

A baby girl falsely known, in the wildly wicked world of The “Obama” Conspirators, as “Stanley Ann Dunham”, mother to the man who fraudulently presents as “Barack Hussein Obama II”.

I expect that Trump will bring this up at the next debate.

terribletruth.wordpress.com

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451_Montag  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:49:03pm

re: #205 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That ignores the reality of what’s been done in terms of gerrymandering in the House.

I know but the other part of me wants to see Obama hulk out, smash tables and snarl at Ryan, with his boot on his larynx “Stop fucking about you prepubescent little shite”

Won’t get that either.

;)

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WhatEVs  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:52:51pm

re: #170 BeachDem

Nikki Haley, if asked, would probably agree to be the running mate of a corpse.

So would Jindal. In a heartbeat.

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blueraven  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:54:49pm

re: #139 Stanley Sea Toujours

His crispy hair is looking worse.

It’s that damn pump hair spray! Bing Bing!!

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WhatEVs  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:55:10pm

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WTF, man. Since when is all this jack booting at political rallies a thing? Trump kicks out everyone and police detained a heckler? It didn’t used to be like this.

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ausador  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:55:10pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:55:26pm

re: #195 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Real cool day. My favorite baseball player growing up, Ken Griffey Jr. officially elected the the Hall of Fame

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:55:46pm

re: #204 KiTA

Meanwhile, in Bubblehead II and I’s neck of the woods:

idahostatesman.com

Sadly, given the anti-refugee/Muslim sentiment being expressed here in the State and echoed by our idiot Governor Butch “The Gay” Otter, I wouldn’t be a bit surprise to find out it was racially/religiously motivated. BTW, you also missed this.

Twin Falls Islamic Center Vandalized

I am really wondering why I decided to move back to this backwater State. Should have just stayed in Washington when I got out of the Navy.

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sagehen  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:56:01pm

re: #208 451_Montag

I know but the other part of me wants to see Obama hulk out, smash tables and snarl at Ryan, with his boot on his larynx “Stop fucking about you prepubescent little shite”

Won’t get that either.

;)

We’ve seen that on SNL, when Dwayne Johnson guests… Jay Pharaoh growls “you won’t like me when I’m angry” then turns into The Rock Obama…

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:57:16pm

re: #212 ausador

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“The President is taking action to circumvent our obstructiveness.”

“Quickly, call a hearing that will allow us to grandstand on live TV and make a lot of noises about how wrong he is for doing so, but which will inevitably acknowledge that we can’t do a damned thing about it.”

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 3:58:21pm

re: #209 WhatEVs

So would Jindal. In a heartbeat.

It’s not a bad strategy. Nobody is going to attack a dead person, a lot of people will vote for said dead person (because the only good politician…) and then you get the gig.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:01:51pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:02:33pm

I did, indeed. Mea culpa.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:03:46pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:04:13pm

@daveweigel has been tweeting out Ted Cruz quotes all day. Cruz is a menace.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:05:04pm

heh…

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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:05:27pm

re: #219 teleskiguy

I did, indeed. Mea culpa.

Well you did get part of it right.

Only a dumb fucking redneck hillbilly troglodyte would compare his armed takeover of a BLM office in rural Oregon to Rosa Parks.

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nines09  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:06:52pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BWAHAHAHAAAA

One F-15 at treetop level right around dawn…….Just a fly over. Hard, fast and low with a shock wave. Wakey, wakey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:06:55pm
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William Lewis  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:06:59pm

re: #203 Great White Snark

I often wish we were not so far apart. I’d so like to give you guys a day pass for my range or arrange one of the small private ranges for us to use one day.

I’ll take you up on that someday when I can safely (family reasons, remember?) own firearms again.

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WhatEVs  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:08:26pm

Live stream isn’t working in my phone. Anyone watching?

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:08:52pm

This is what desperation looks like.

George W. Bush Could Be Key to Stopping Donald Trump, Republican Says

bloomberg.com

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Alephnaught  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:08:59pm

My photo of the day:

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ausador  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:12:49pm

Pandering avalanche alert…

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:14:03pm

re: #224 nines09

One F-15 at treetop level right around dawn…….Just a fly over. Hard, fast and low with a shock wave. Wakey, wakey.

I say they should just drive an M1A2 Abrams right up to the front door or just block the driveway with the cannon pointed at the building. Nothing needs to be said, just show a simulation of what a canister round would do to the building.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:14:54pm

re: #227 WhatEVs

Live stream isn’t working in my phone. Anyone watching?

Here are a couple more livestreams:

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:15:21pm

re: #230 ausador

Do they understand that in this context, “slash” means “reduce”?

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thedopefishlives  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:16:03pm

Evening Lizardim.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:17:40pm

re: #230 ausador

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:18:47pm

re: #233 Jebediah, RBG

Do they understand that in this context, “slash” means “reduce”?

Of course not. These are the same geniuses who fit delays to a couple of the taxes that fund the ACA into the Omnibus Bill last month, without telling their supporters that it would end up adding to the deficit.

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ausador  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:20:03pm
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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:20:36pm

re: #236 Targetpractice

Each of the delays - the medical device tax and the cadillac tax provisions add a couple billion dollars a year, every year, from their tax “cut”. That adversely affects the budget, not that they care about deficits when the Obamacare funding is involved.

They hope to kill the ACA through lots of little paper cuts, though they’ll still give it the old college try to repeal it while Obama is in office (and no doubt, they’ll continue with the next president too).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:20:58pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:22:01pm

re: #230 ausador

Pandering avalanche alert…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:22:05pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:24:16pm

re: #237 ausador

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:24:26pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:24:41pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:24:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:25:56pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:27:30pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:27:43pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:27:44pm

re: #244 teleskiguy

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To shame him.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:27:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:28:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:28:34pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:29:30pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

Someone get me an ice pack.
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WhatEVs  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:29:36pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

Here are a couple more livestreams:

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Thanjs. I watched for a while.

In short, big applause for GO HOME.

These assholes are following people around and intimidating them. Including the sherries wife, parents and a pastor.

Lost me when the sherif talked about taking the country back (by voting).

I wish them all well.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:30:04pm

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m a little surprised that a right wing rag like Forbes has a reporter covering anti-government extremists. I guess the greed wing of the party isn’t fond of the radical wing.

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KGxvi  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:30:15pm

re: #228 Skip Intro

This is what desperation looks like.

George W. Bush Could Be Key to Stopping Donald Trump, Republican Says

bloomberg.com

As a general rule, former presidents don’t get involved in presidential primaries. It’s typically considered bad form. Hell, you could argue that it hurt Hillary in 2008 when Bill got too involved.

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Alephnaught  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:30:17pm

I notice there was some interest in my photo posted last night, (after I went to bed) so to provide context: this was a shot at a club I do photos for, called “Menergy”, a sort of club/cabaret act night. This was was during the opening number featuring Bee Fiarse Beaujambes. She doesn’t normally look this threatening, but this was the Hallowe’en night, so she in put a bit of extra effort, and I must say it paid off.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:31:20pm

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Normally I’d strongly disagree with that, but after the Bundy Ranch fiasco, these nuts need to be slapped down hard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:31:21pm

re: #255 No Country For Old Haters

I’m a little surprised that a right wing rag like Forbes has a reporter covering anti-government extremists. I guess the greed wing of the party isn’t fond of the radical wing.

JJ specializes in reporting on anti-government extremism.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:32:50pm

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

JJ specializes in reporting on anti-government extremism.

That’s what I meant, not that she’s just covering the one. I read her Twitter profile.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:34:05pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

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George is just offering expert opinion, having had years of experience faking emotion to get himself out of criminal charges.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:34:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:34:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:35:28pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:36:29pm

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So much for “community support”.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:36:31pm

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bundy response will likely be “Too bad, we’re patriots fighting for your freedoms! And totally not our own greed! Now make with the snacks already, we’re starving up here!”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:36:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:38:06pm

re: #265 thedopefishlives

So much for “community support”.

Then there’s this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:38:31pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:38:37pm

re: #244 teleskiguy

That’s Obama - he’s trying to abuse the executive privilege and turn America into a dictatorship again, you know?”

Again, George?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:39:40pm

in other news:

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:39:57pm

re: #268 Backwoods_Sleuth

Then there’s this:

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“Get their message out”? What message is that, we should be able to do whatever we like with public land?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:40:18pm

The guy speaking now is apparently a sovereign citizen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:40:44pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

The guy speaking now is apparently a sovereign citizen.

yep

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:41:14pm

re: #272 Targetpractice

“Get their message out”? What message is that, we should be able to do whatever we like with public land?

that would be some of the big ranchers who want “their” land back.

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:41:19pm

As always, when looking for cogent political commentary, who else would you go to but George Fucking Zimmerman.

“The man is a disgrace to the country [and] he’s a disgrace to the armed forces,” Zimmerman said late Tuesday while leaving a shooting range near Orlando.

But wait, how did I miss this one?

he has had several brushes with the law, including a 2015 arrest on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, and another, for pointing a gun at two black teenagers in Ferguson, Mo., while leaving a Dunkin’ Donuts

thehill.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:42:08pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

The guy speaking now is apparently a sovereign citizen.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:42:09pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:42:33pm

The first week in 2016 is turning out to be an epic week for conservatives in the United States going into full meltdown mode. I’ve asked myself ‘can it get any worse?’ over and over and conservatives always answer that question in the affirmative. Reading what Ted Cruz was saying in Iowa today made my jaw drop. The most powerful conservatives in the country are angling to destroy any sense of secularism in society. They see those that want to preserve progressive initiatives like rights for women and people of color, anti-racism in general, more progressive tax codes, etc., as people that need to be destroyed intellectually and spiritually. It’s fomenting more meltdowns and outright fascist rhetoric from conservatives. And it’s only the first week of 2016.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:42:51pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:42:56pm

re: #276 BeachDem

It’s great to know that in the USA a psychopath murderer can still own all the guns he can afford.

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b.d.  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:43:00pm

They filled that “town hall” with crisis actors. Another rigged move by the tyrannical government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:44:15pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:44:40pm

re: #276 BeachDem

As always, when looking for cogent political commentary, who else would you go to but George Fucking Zimmerman.

“The man is a disgrace to the country [and] he’s a disgrace to the armed forces,” Zimmerman said late Tuesday while leaving a shooting range near Orlando.

Where is Z-man’s DD214? Anyone? Bueller. Bueller….Bueller

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:47:08pm

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I see, so the village idiot is the one who’s trying to bring folks around to supporting the Bundy crew.

I guess there had to be at least one in the group.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:47:56pm

JJ just retweeted this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:49:27pm
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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:49:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:49:44pm
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Tigger2  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:50:09pm

re: #212 ausador

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:50:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:50:54pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:51:23pm

Somewhere CCJ is kicking himself for not having thought of this first.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:52:42pm

HAHAHA. Looks like someone is having a garage sale of derp:

I own rapefraud.com and fakeraperegistry.com. Interested in taking it off my hands?Posted by Charles C. Johnson on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:52:49pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But the cognitive dissonance in the article is as would be expected:

there’s little love for the federal government, but many residents work for the BLM, Fish and Wildlife, and other agencies.

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b.d.  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:53:10pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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????

Top 5 states for all cattle and calves (2015):
1. Texas - 11.8 million
2. Nebraska - 6.30 million
3. Kansas - 6 million
4. California - 5.2 million
5. Oklahoma - 4.6 million - See more at: beefusa.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:53:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:54:05pm
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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:54:24pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

bwahahahaaa

That picture of Trump they used made me think of this guy:

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:55:30pm

re: #290 Tigger2

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:55:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:57:01pm

re: #294 Dr. Matt

HAHAHA. Looks like someone is having a garage sell of derp:

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Just saw this. I exposed Chuck’s sick little “fake rape” websites last May: Is @ChuckCJohnson Planning to Monetize His Obsession With Rape?

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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:57:12pm

Outrage in 5…4…..

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:58:20pm

Racist troll proudly quotes this post:

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Dr. Matt  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:58:38pm

re: #302 Charles Johnson

Just saw this. I exposed Chuck’s sick little “fake rape” websites last May: Is @ChuckCJohnson Planning to Monetize His Obsession With Rape?

Nice psychic premonitions. How about some powerball numbers?!

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b.d.  Jan 6, 2016 • 4:59:25pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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JJ pulled that number out of her ass.

U.S. Cattle Inventory: Beef Cows

Texas has the most beef cows in the United States followed by Missouri & Oklahoma.
Texas has more beef cows that Missouri and Oklahoma combined.
Texas has more than 13% of the beef cows in the United States.
Eight (8) states have more than 1 million beef cows.
The top 10 states with the most beef cows account for nearly 58% of the inventory in the United States.

beef2live.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:00:51pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:02:04pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

Racist troll proudly quotes this post:

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:03:10pm

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:03:34pm

re: #308 No Country For Old Haters

The fake Ammon_Bundy troll is even crazier than the real Bundy, by the way - a blatant racist. So yeah, he probably does like that Bundy praised what he did.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:04:21pm

re: #310 Charles Johnson

The fake Ammon_Bundy troll is even crazier than the real Bundy, by the way - a blatant racist. So yeah, he probably does like that Bundy praised what he did.

I figured. I Just like to fuck with lackwits on Twitter.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:06:34pm

re: #310 Charles Johnson

The fake Ammon_Bundy troll is even crazier than the real Bundy, by the way - a blatant racist. So yeah, he probably does like that Bundy praised what he did.

Yeah, I looked at his timeline—a real pit of vipers there. I blocked probably two dozen.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:11:03pm

re: #294 Dr. Matt

Looks like bills are coming due and he’s hurtin’ for scratch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:12:23pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:13:48pm

talking about my object oriented design experience sounds rather quaint and old fashioned in this day and age

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:14:19pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:14:41pm

re: #314 Backwoods_Sleuth

Must be all the Democrats who are devoted to getting free stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:15:16pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:15:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:16:27pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:16:52pm

re: #319 No Country For Old Haters

I’d be a little worried about my restaurant having a mysterious fire tonight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:17:13pm
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freetoken  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:05pm

Looking for what Crazy Cruz said today…

I want to build an America that looks like Sioux County looks,” said King. “Do what Sioux County does, and direct the destiny of the caucuses. You know you offset other parts of the state. Please, do that again.”

I’m sure he does.

White alone, percent definition and source info White alone, percent, 2014 (a) 96.6%

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:06pm

re: #320 Backwoods_Sleuth

Uh, that’s not how it works….

lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:30pm

sigh…

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:40pm

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s a local post office with a nice view. I think the government should hand it back to me.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:40pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:19:57pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s pretty obvious that, while they may not like the assholes up at the refuge right now, the town is still nominally on their side.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:20:14pm
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Tigger2  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:20:32pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:20:57pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now the veil comes off and we see what they mean by ‘freedom’. As in: ‘If yer gonna give them ni-CLANGs food stamps then I should be able to graze on this land for free.’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:21:42pm

When it comes to getting that land back, I do believe the local Piute tribe would like to have a word.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:22:18pm

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

When it comes to getting that land back, I do believe the local Piute tribe would like to have a word.

Fairly sure the ranchers don’t believe they count. Being brown and all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:22:22pm

They’ll be coming after Twitter next….

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:24:49pm

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

@Kelly_M_House: Two votes now to get rid of Facebook. “People haven’t been talking face to face,” creating confusion. #Oregonstandoff

They’ll be coming after Twitter next….

I’ve never met any of the LGF denizens face-to-face ever. And I have to admit I am massively confused about everything.

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lawhawk  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:25:49pm

re: #294 Dr. Matt

Guess there’s a firesale that’ll include GotDerp too.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:26:59pm

re: #335 teleskiguy

I’ve never met any of the LGF denizens face-to-face ever. And I have to admit I am massively confused about everything.

How can you be sure we’re not just hyper-intelligent computers who are only pretending to be human?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:27:06pm

Yeppers…otherwise we would never have gotten to know and love blue tarpman.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:27:30pm
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freetoken  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:27:48pm

Let met take this opportunity to trash Cox cable once again, for the horribly intermittent internet connection they sell me.

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:28:01pm

re: #337 Targetpractice

How can you be sure we’re not just hyper-intelligent computers who are only pretending to be human?

We don’t have the technology to tell if people are actually robots among us, yet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:28:03pm

It happened when y’all starting burning shit up and breaking laws.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:29:24pm

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

When addicted to fear, you have to get the next hit somewhere, no matter how off-the-wall the source.

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b.d.  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:31:28pm

Can we just sell that land to Ted Turner and be done with it?

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:31:31pm

Can anyone translate wingnutese?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:31:33pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:32:15pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Just do as the officer says and you won’t get hurt/killed.”*

*Only applies to black people

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:33:02pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:33:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:33:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:34:50pm

this was from earlier in the meeting:

gaaaaahhhhhh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:35:23pm
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Bubblehead II  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:35:35pm

Night Lizards.

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:36:03pm

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

@ryanjhaas: Man speaking says he doesn’t necessarily want #bundymilitia to go home. Says they have free speech rights regardless of where they are

Going to a federal property, ordering everyone out with guns, and “occypying” the premises until their demands are met is “free speech.”

Oooh-kay…

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Jenner7  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:36:06pm

Hahahahaha

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:36:41pm

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It happened when y’all starting burning shit up and breaking laws.

You’re so afraid that the BLM will yank your permit for talking to the Bundy crew, but you’re not afraid of voicing that opinion in a forum that is being watched and tweeted live? It seems your fear is rather selective.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:37:15pm

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Somehow I doubt they’d be standing up for the free speech rights of groups they don’t identify with. BTW, I’m no fan of Facebook, but how did they get to be the bad guy in this?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:37:16pm

Trump is visiting Bernie’s hood.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:37:27pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:37:27pm

re: #355 Jenner7

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Hahahahaha

All of Tailgunner Ted’s asshattery is finally coming back to haunt him. How sweet it is!

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:38:01pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:38:07pm

re: #355 Jenner7

I was too slow. Back to writing thank you notes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:38:48pm

re: #357 CuriousLurker

Somehow I doubt they’d be standing up for the free speech rights of groups they don’t identify with. BTW, I’m no fan of Facebook, but how did they get to be the bad guy in this?

Feelings were hurt…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:39:24pm

Muslims should start ranching. Watch these militia idiots freak out.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:39:33pm

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

Feelings were hurt…

Ah, the fee-fees. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:39:40pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:41:36pm

Well, hey there, welcome to the club folks.

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BeachDem  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:41:49pm

So, once the government gives the land “back” to the ranchers, what are all the folks who work for BLM, fish and wildlife and other government agencies going to do?

The mask appears to be dropping in Burns. “Yeah, we want them to go home, BUT they really have some great points, and the government is bad, and we want our county/country back and argle bargle.

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:43:27pm

re: #368 BeachDem

So, once the government gives the land “back” to the ranchers, what are all the folks who work for BLM, fish and wildlife and other government agencies going to do?

The mask appears to be dropping in Burns. “Yeah, we want them to go home, BUT they really have some great points, and the government is bad, and we want our county/country back and argle bargle.

“Yankee go home (but leave your money).”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:45:43pm

pretty sure JJ messed up the end of that last quote.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:46:30pm

re: #348 No Country For Old Haters

18m
Ryan Haas ✔@ryanjhaas
Man says people are scared of their government and repercussions from BLM. Gets applause. #HarneyCounty

don’t worry, it will magically become unpatriotic to criticise the president again if he or she is a republican

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:47:16pm

The regressive cavemen at National Review give putting an intellectual veneer on the madness in Oregon the ol’ college try.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:47:33pm

They hate Facebook? I thought topix was the doom of rural America.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:47:44pm

re: #364 GlutenFreeJesus

Muslims should start ranching. Watch these militia idiots freak out.

Meet Kareem Salama, a.k.a. America’s Muslim Cowboy Ambassador

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:47:59pm

re: #368 BeachDem

Why should the government give it back to them? Why not to me? Why not to you?

What makes these people so special?

How about if the government has a lottery that includes everybody in the country? Sounds fair to me. Do you think that would satisfy the people in Burns?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:48:59pm

obvious confusion is obvious…

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:49:49pm

re: #375 Skip Intro

Why should the government give it back to them? Why not to me? Why not to you?

What makes these people so special?

How about if the government has a lottery that includes everybody in the country? Sounds fair to me. Do you think that would satisfy the people in Burns?

No shit, my tax dollars go to take care of that land as well. Why can’t I have a plot of it to myself? I don’t need much, just a couple acres will do.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:50:31pm

re: #355 Jenner7

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Hahahahaha

My popcorn popper is going into overdrive over the Birther attacks on Rafael Cruz! I’m savoring every second of this!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:50:37pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

The regressive cavemen at National Review give putting an intellectual veneer on the madness in Oregon the ol’ college try.

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Wasn’t that the case with the Denver office of the Interior Department? They basically lived off the payoff money of the mining companies, as I recall.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:51:36pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:51:53pm

I thought the FBI was setting up a field office in Burns. So where are they?

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:53:48pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

The regressive cavemen at National Review give putting an intellectual veneer on the madness in Oregon the ol’ college try.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:53:51pm

re: #375 Skip Intro

Why should the government give it back to them? Why not to me? Why not to you?

What makes these people so special?

How about if the government has a lottery that includes everybody in the country? Sounds fair to me. Do you think that would satisfy the people in Burns?

Why not to the Paiute who owned it before the white man?

“We never gave up our aboriginal rights to the territory, so we as a tribe actually view this as our land, no matter who is living on it,” she said. “We were here first and just want to set the facts straight.”

koin.com

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:55:33pm

re: #380 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:55:46pm

re: #378 Joe Bacon

My popcorn popper is going into overdrive over the Birther attacks on Rafael Cruz! I’m savoring every second of this!

With Trump firing the first shot the media has to cover it, because Trump.

I don’t think Canadian Club’s dodge today is going to work for him.

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Skip Intro  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:56:30pm

re: #383 CuriousLurker

Why not to the Paiute who owned it before the white man?

Because we stole it from them fair and square.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:58:04pm

re: #386 Skip Intro

Because we stole it from them fair and square.

Heh, indeed.

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teleskiguy  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:59:21pm

Speaking of cattle ranching…

Facebook Post

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:59:26pm

World-wide market freakouts will commence.
Again.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 6, 2016 • 5:59:29pm

As usual, The Onion:

During a rally in Oregon for two ranchers convicted of arson, a group of anti-government protesters initiated the armed occupation of a federal building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Here is everything you need to know about the militia standoff:

Where is the standoff taking place?

The headquarters of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, future capital of the Free Republic Of America.

How did this start?

Protests began after local ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were ordered to return to prison because their time already served for committing arson did not meet minimum-sentencing laws, which, to be fair, often do more harm than good and are certainly worthy of reevaluation.

Who are the ranchers protesting against?

Gub’ment.

Why did the ranchers take over the federal wildlife building?

You big-city folk wouldn’t understand.

How many people are involved in the standoff?

An estimated 150 militia members who would otherwise be armed and spouting anti-government rhetoric somewhere else.

What are the protesters’ demands?

$5 million in cash and safe passage to 1874.

Is there legitimacy to their complaints?

Compared to the plight of the Oregon’s nearly extinct short-tailed albatross? Absolutely not.

Who is Ammon Bundy?

An American patriot who is currently living inside a government wildlife building in the middle of Oregon to defend ranchers who burned down 130 acres of federal land.

Are the protesters violent?

They have vowed to only seek a peaceful overthrow of the entire U.S. federal government.

How long are they planning to stay?

As long as their supply of whiskey and bison chili lasts.

What is the militia ultimately hoping to achieve?

Garner enough attention over next few weeks to be brought onstage during rally for a low-polling GOP candidate.

Is the protest going to work?

Nope.

theonion.com

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Targetpractice  Jan 6, 2016 • 6:00:47pm

I would so love to be there right now, just so I could get up to the mic and ask these ranchers how much the government paid them when it “took their land.” Because I seriously doubt that more than one or two of them lost land to the BLM without money exchanging hands. Hell, even in the wild-eyed fantasies of the “patriots,” the entire purpose of locking up the Hammonds was to bankrupt them so they’d sell their land to the BLM for cheap. There’s nobody “taking” anything here, as far as I can see, just a bunch of assholes feeling they should “get back” for free what they signed away for a government check.

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freetoken  Jan 6, 2016 • 6:06:28pm

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

World-wide market freakouts will commence.
Again.

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Trump will claim he predicted this.


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