Donald Trump Picks Up the Coveted Endorsement of Another Nativist Birther, Joe Arpaio

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Big news from the world of right wing crackpots, loons and racists, as the Trumpenstein continues lurching toward the White House by locking in the coveted endorsement of Arizona’s Birther sheriff, Joe Arpaio. The wingnut base is gonna love this.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:36:08pm

Wow, Loesch and Arpaio both in one day. What a coup!
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Oh wait, Loesh endorsed Cruz.

Nevermind, worthless endorsements any way you look at it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:36:14pm

Not surprised. Only surprise is it’s this late.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:39:27pm

re: #2 HappyWarrior

Not surprised. Only surprise is it’s this late.

He had so many to choose from that basically believe the same way.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:39:51pm

Breaking news: Bigots endorse top Bigot.

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blueraven  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:40:27pm

re: #1 Kragar

Wow, Loesch and Arpaio both in one day. What a coup!
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Oh wait, Loesh endorsed Cruz.

Nevermind, worthless endorsements any way you look at it.

I think for the immigration nuts, Arpaio’s endorsement is a BFD.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:40:56pm

re: #3 Tigger2

He had so many to chose from that basically believe the same way.

True that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:41:39pm

re: #5 blueraven

I think for the immigration nuts, Arpaio’s endorsement is a BFD.

Agree with this. He’s an asshole but I think his endorsement is going to help Donald more than Dana and Beck’s will Cruz.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:41:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:42:44pm

Sources: NBC News And Union Leader To Announce Unsanctioned Democratic Debate

ANKENY, Iowa — BuzzFeed News has learned NBC News and The New Hampshire Union Leader will announce on Tuesday their plans to host an unsanctioned Democratic debate in New Hampshire on Feb. 4, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

Democratic candidates are being told the moderators will be NBC News’ Chuck Todd and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, according to the two sources. The debate will air on MSNBC.

The NBC-Union Leader debate will take place five days before New Hampshire primary voting on Feb. 9. It’s unclear how the DNC will react to the new debate, or which candidates will participate in it.

The Democratic National Committee scheduled six debates between the Democratic candidates. That number was enforced by a rule barring any candidate who participated in a so-called “unsanctioned” debate outside those six from participating in any of the DNC forums. The next DNC debate will take place Feb. 11, after the New Hampshire primary.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:44:05pm
news.yahoo.com

“The comments of the UN Secretary General encourage terror,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “There is no justification for terror.”

Earlier, Ban told the UN Security Council of the “profound sense of alienation and despair driving some Palestinians — especially young people” in the upsurge of attacks on Israelis since the start of October.

“Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process,” he said.

“As oppressed peoples have demonstrated throughout the ages, it is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism.”

Bibi’s tears, lol.

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Lidane  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:44:42pm

Meanwhile:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:45:02pm

re: #8 Kragar

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Those are some harsh but accurate words from Gates.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:45:54pm

That’s Former GOP presidential candidate, US Senator, and US veteran Bob Dole. And it says more about Cruz than anything else.

No one among his colleagues likes him. Past or present.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:45:58pm

good freaking grief…

IT WAS A JOKE!!!11!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:46:43pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief…

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IT WAS A JOKE!!!11!!!

No, Chris the only joke was you thinking that you could be President. We all loved that one though. Up there with the Aristocrats.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:46:57pm

god help us

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:48:22pm

Wingnut is pissed that her talking point got destroyed==>

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:48:26pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief…

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IT WAS A JOKE!!!11!!!

Once an asshole…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:48:46pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

She’ll be a raging liberal by the time she’s 18 or maybe even earlier. I think it’s pathetic how some parents use their kids to push their politics. Now we knew where my parents stood but disagreement was encouraged.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:49:26pm
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Joe Bacon  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:49:39pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

Is she going to sing tomorrow belongs to me ?

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:50:03pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

The things they have to do to try to keep the next generation under their spells. Disgusting.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:50:42pm

re: #17 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, ALM is now also an anti-choice slogan? Figures.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:51:13pm

re: #23 Nyet

Wait, ALM is now also an anti-choice slogan? Figures.

Of course.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:51:27pm

re: #21 Joe Bacon

She doesn’t know better. Mock the parents.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:51:45pm

re: #17 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnut is pissed that her talking point got destroyed==>

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If you didn’t know already, anyone with “bossy” in their twitter name is a die-hard Sarah Palin fan.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:51:48pm

re: #23 Nyet

Wait, ALM is now also an anti-choice slogan? Figures.

#UnbornLivesMatter, already born women & children, meh not so much.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:52:04pm

re: #17 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnut is pissed that her talking point got destroyed==>

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Lidane  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:52:19pm

Anybody want some red meat? Here you go:

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withak  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:52:52pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

My son is eight. I’m trying to imagine him being excited to meet Trump, or any politician. Not gonna happen.

That poor child.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:52:55pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sources: NBC News And Union Leader To Announce Unsanctioned Democratic Debate

Hello, Debbie. Check the news. You may be on the way out.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:53:15pm

re: #29 Lidane

Anybody want some red meat? Here you go:

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A mini-guillotine?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:53:29pm

re: #29 Lidane

Anybody want some red meat? Here you go:

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WTF.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:53:36pm

re: #27 The Vicious Babushka

#UnbornLivesMatter, already born women & children, meh not so much.

I was thinking they may also want to use #SomeLivesMatterMore.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:53:36pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

If you didn’t know already, anyone with “bossy” in their twitter name is a die-hard Sarah Palin fan.

I thought the “Bossy” was a response to “Lean In” Facebook exec Sheryl Sandburg.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:54:27pm

re: #29 Lidane

Gov. LePetomaine oops, LePage, still thinks that it’s black guys running drugs up to his pristine state (and impregnating the white women). Of course, the reality is that there’s quite a few white guys (and women) who are engaging in drug running.

He’s just running to the logical conclusion of his previous nonsensical ravings.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:54:51pm

re: #30 withak

My son is eight. I’m trying to imagine him being excited to meet Trump, or any politician. Not gonna happen.

That poor child.

I think at that age, I would have been excited to meet Bill Clinton but that’s just because OMG THE PRESIDENT factor. I would have been more thrilled to meet Cal Ripken, Jr or any of my other favorite baseball players at the time. Mission accomplished on that one by the way granted it was eleven years later but sort of neat since Ripken went in the Hall of Fame that year and I congratulated him at the book signing.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:55:09pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Hello, Debbie. Check the news. You may be on the way out.

It’ll be interesting to see if the candidates go to it. It’ll kind of show the power DWS has, though she might do a back door authorization.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:55:19pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

Oh my. I think I am going to be sick.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:56:13pm

I would have been kinda jazzed to meet JFK when I was 9 years old. Nixon, nope.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:56:20pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Hello, Debbie. Check the news. You may be on the way out.

I think she’s on her way out regardless. Party chairs don’t last long. I have to say while I don’t like Howard Dean much, I liked his approach as party chair.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:56:21pm

Already muted her. She’s a dipshit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:56:44pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

WTF.

“Hey, people wouldn’t think it was ‘cruel and unusual’ if we did it a whole lot! At least, not unusual.”

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b.d.  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:56:51pm

re: #28 Kragar

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Are the Twitter wingnuts harder to spot since all of the BENGHAZI!! Twitter ribbons mysteriously vanished?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:57:09pm

re: #43 Blind Frog Belly White

“Hey, people wouldn’t think it was ‘cruel and unusual’ if we did it a whole lot! At least, not unusual.”

These guys and their bloodlust.

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:57:40pm

re: #28 Kragar

I’m just waiting for the Princess Bossy & Joe Stetson family hour. Or, am I already living in it?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:58:12pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:58:28pm

OK I just gave her a Twitter abortion

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:59:12pm

It’s on!

MSNBC and the New Hampshire Union-Leader will host an unsanctioned Democratic presidential debate just days before the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, the newspaper confirmed Tuesday.

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will host the Feb. 4 debate, scheduled five days before the state’s primary, BuzzFeed news first reported.

There was no word on whether Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would participate, but former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a statement he would attend the debate.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:59:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:59:34pm

re: #47 The Vicious Babushka

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:59:39pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 12:59:51pm

re: #48 The Vicious Babushka

OK I just gave her a Twitter abortion

What, not “All Twitter Accounts Matter”?
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As an aside, this is the downside of the internet. A lot of it is like untreated sewage.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:00:09pm

But let’s be honest. From the beginning, it was obvious that the use of fetal tissue in research as a stand-alone issue was something conservatives don’t particularly care about; its only purpose was that it provided a means to attack Planned Parenthood. They hadn’t been worked up about fetal tissue research before (indeed, some Republicans had in the past voted to allow it), and you may have noticed that they haven’t advocated outlawing fetal tissue research since the videos were released. They don’t hate Planned Parenthood because it provides fetal tissue to medical researchers, they hate Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions, because it’s unapologetic about advocating for women’s reproductive rights, and oh yeah, because through its political affiliate it supports Democrats.

The rest of it is good too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:00:14pm

re: #52 Kragar

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He’s such a little shit weasel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:00:46pm

re: #54 wrenchwench

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The rest of it is good too.

Hopefully women voters will remember this. The contempt the Republican party has for women is so obvious. It’s a party of giant dicks for giant dicks.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:01:02pm

re: #48 The Vicious Babushka

OK I just gave her a Twitter abortion

Giving abortion to Randy in South Park: The Stick of Truth was a pain in the ass.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:01:30pm

re: #52 Kragar

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I like the comment yesterday, that you don’t get to have sex with the undercover cop you tried to pay to blow you. (or words to that effect)

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:01:47pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Hopefully women voters will remember this. The contempt the Republican party has for women is so obvious. It’s a party of giant dicks for giant dicks.

It’s life and death. We don’t forget.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:02:15pm

re: #47 The Vicious Babushka

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:02:47pm

re: #59 wrenchwench

It’s life and death. We don’t forget.

I know you won’t. It’s going to be funny to see the egg on the GOP leadership’s face when they inevitably lose big with women again due to being sexist jackasses.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:03:18pm

re: #60 Kragar

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I still remember going nuts when someone wished me a Merry Christmas instead of a Happy Holidays. Oh wait.

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withak  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:03:39pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

I think at that age, I would have been excited to meet Bill Clinton but that’s just because OMG THE PRESIDENT factor. I would have been more thrilled to meet Cal Ripken, Jr or any of my other favorite baseball players at the time. Mission accomplished on that one by the way granted it was eleven years later but sort of neat since Ripken went in the Hall of Fame that year and I congratulated him at the book signing.

Yeah, I take that back; my son would recognize and be excited to meet Obama. But he’d be even more jazzed to meet, say, Chris Evans or RDJ.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:04:31pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief…

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IT WAS A JOKE!!!11!!!

You don’t joke about other peoples misery asshole, God I hate that guy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:05:34pm

re: #63 withak

Yeah, I take that back; my son would recognize and be excited to meet Obama. But he’d be even more jazzed to meet, say, Chris Evans or RDJ.

Right, the President is one thing. But you do have to consider this, when I was 9, I knew all the presidents in order and a lot about them. It was my first Asperger obsession I really remember having.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:05:35pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s on!

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O’Malley desperate for someone to notice he is in the race.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:06:46pm

re: #64 Tigger2

You don’t joke about other peoples misery asshole, God I hate that guy.

He really is such a chode. My dream is for when he leaves office that he has to substiute teach and deal with a bunch of unruly kids treating him with the same respect he does teachers. I am still convinced Chris has it out for educators since he’s still not over a teacher failing him on a test once.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:07:48pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

I know you won’t. It’s going to be funny to see the egg on the GOP leadership’s face when they inevitably lose big with women again due to being sexist jackasses.

It will happen, and once again they won’t understand why.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:08:22pm

re: #63 withak

Yeah, I take that back; my son would recognize and be excited to meet Obama. But he’d be even more jazzed to meet, say, Chris Evans or RDJ.

My family is weird. The Younger Boy went to some Con or other with his buddies, and when he came back he told us he’d gotten Maurice LaMarche*’s autograph. Mrs. FBW and I were like “NO SHIT?!? MAURICE LAMARCHE?!? OH, MY GOD!!!!!”

* the voice of The Brain, as in “Pinky And The Brain”, as well as Kif on “Futurama”, and of course, Orson Welles in “Rosebud Frozen Peas”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:09:36pm

re: #68 jaunte

It will happen, and once again they won’t understand why.

Ditto racial minority voters. Reince will talk about rebranding but they’ll end up having a class in 2020 that makes the current bunch look like wise men.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:09:54pm

re: #64 Tigger2

You don’t joke about other peoples misery asshole, God I hate that guy.

Big ass bully punks do. And that is all Christie is.

Hopefully in a year or so he will be shoved out of politics and we won’t have to hear about him again.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:10:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:10:44pm

re: #69 Blind Frog Belly White

My family is weird. The Younger Boy went to some Con or other with his buddies, and when he came back he told us he’d gotten Maurice LaMarche*’s autograph. Mrs. FBW and I were like “NO SHIT?!? MAURICE LAMARCHE?!? OH, MY GOD!!!!!”

* the voice of The Brain, as in “Pinky And The Brain”, as well as Kif on “Futurama”, and of course, Orson Welles in “Rosebud Frozen Peas”

Nah, that’s not weird. Wanting to be the next Rush Limbaugh at that age, that’s weird.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:11:12pm

re: #71 ObserverArt

Big ass bully punks do. And that is all Christie is.

Hopefully in a year or so he will be shoved out of politics and we won’t have to hear about him again.

I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s considered for AG in a hypothetical Republican administration. Hopefully we won’t find out.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:11:34pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Right, the President is one thing. But you do have to consider this, when I was 9, I knew all the presidents in order and a lot about them. It was my first Asperger obsession I really remember having.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:11:55pm

re: #69 Blind Frog Belly White

My family is weird. The Younger Boy went to some Con or other with his buddies, and when he came back he told us he’d gotten Maurice LaMarche*’s autograph. Mrs. FBW and I were like “NO SHIT?!? MAURICE LAMARCHE?!? OH, MY GOD!!!!!”

* the voice of The Brain, as in “Pinky And The Brain”, as well as Kif on “Futurama”, and of course, Orson Welles in “Rosebud Frozen Peas”

He also did the voice work (uncredited) for Orson Welles in Ed Wood; in the scene where Ed meets Orson in a bar.

Ed Wood Jr Meets Orson Welles

And with that, goodnight, Lizards.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:12:08pm

And God said: “Let there be lead…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:13:40pm

re: #54 wrenchwench

Once again, Republicans go too far on abortion ln.is

The rest of it is good too.

Remember, these people are not just against Planned Parenthood as an institution, they are opposed to the very concept of planning parenthood except by abstinence or rhythym method…

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:13:40pm
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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:14:19pm

re: #77 Eclectic Cyborg

Ask the guy in Sulfur Springs, TX, how that worked out.

As I said a few posts ago, the white conservative reaction to not having the presidency will be to allow more guns everywhere.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:15:15pm

re: #8 Kragar

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There, fixed it.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:15:35pm

re: #16 Jenner7

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god help us

She’ll change. My dad took me to hear Barry Goldwater speak when I was 8.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:16:31pm
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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:16:52pm

re: #82 jaunte

She’ll change. My dad took me to hear Barry Goldwater speak when I was 8.

Yeah, they may be making her politically curious at nine, which may lead her to paying more attention than some other kids.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:17:25pm

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:18:42pm

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah I’m sure they just love you calling an entire group of people rapists and your spokeswoman calling the President a “half-breed” Donald. Face it, Donald, you’re the candidate of racists for racists. You just don’t act smart doing it which is why NRO doesn’t like you.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:18:43pm

Surging!

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:19:55pm

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:19:56pm

re: #29 Lidane

Anybody want some red meat? Here you go:

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Yo, like SunnyD who comes up from NY and impregnates the white Maine girls.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:20:27pm

re: #87 jaunte

Surging!

Ted Cruz ups his rhetoric to attract voters: Deport Everyone Born Outside the US!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:20:49pm

Sheriff Joe should be a guest on Finding Your Roots. Bet they find some Latino in him.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:21:57pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:21:57pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

Yeah I’m sure they just love you calling an entire group of people rapists and your spokeswoman calling the President a “half-breed” Donald. Face it, Donald, you’re the candidate of racists for racists. You just don’t act smart doing it which is why NRO doesn’t like you.

That was the bogus WND survey of 4 out of 10 random Black people.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:22:40pm

re: #91 GlutenFreeJesus

Sheriff Joe should be a guest on Finding Your Roots. Bet they find some Latino in him.

I think his parents were both Italian immigrants but no doubt he probably has some Spanish roots. I would love to have that done on myself honestly. I know the exact science isn’t perfect but it’s one of my obsessions. I’m really proud how far back I’ve gotten on both my mom and dad’s side. My next phase is to learn about the history and regions where my family lived.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:23:32pm

re: #29 Lidane

Anybody want some red meat? Here you go:

NBC News ✔ @NBCNews
Maine Gov. Paul LePage calls for use of guillotine for drug traffickers nbcnews.to
2:50 PM - 26 Jan 2016

Okay, if he’ll pull the lanyard himself. No, check that. He might not mind. Rig the blade to 14 lanyards, one each for the governor, the sentencing judge, and each member of the jury. It won’t fall unless all are pulled. This august crew can also be equipped with mops, towels, and plenty of detergent and bleach to clean up afterward.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:23:46pm

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

That was the bogus WND survey of 4 out of 10 random Black people.

Yeah doesn’t surprise me. Trump getting even 10% of the African-American vote would shock me.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:27:41pm

Clears way for New Orleans to commence removal of monuments

“The court is well aware of the emotion and passions that are involved in this case; however, this is a court, not a political body like the City Council. The court does not judge the wisdom, or lack thereof, of the actions taken by the mayor or the City Council,” Barbier wrote in his order. “The only issue before the Court is a legal one: Does the City’s newly passed ordinance violate Plaintiffs’ statutory or constitutional rights?

The answer was: NO

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:31:24pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

Neo-confederates all over the south begin shaping their mounds of breakfast grits into primitive equestrian sculptures of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:31:30pm
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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:31:57pm

re: #77 Eclectic Cyborg

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And God said: “Let there be lead…”

Gov. Snyder: By Your command.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:31:57pm

I’ve been sort of piecemeal reading a Vanity Fair story about Trump’s divorce from Ivana, and I just went back to it after a couple of days. This bit is pretty interesting, and it corroborates other stories that have mentioned Trump’s fascination with Hitler.

Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a copy of My New Order in a closet at his office, as if it were a grenade. Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.

“Did your cousin John give you the Hitler speeches?” I asked Trump.

Trump hesitated. “Who told you that?”

“I don’t remember,” I said.

“Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” (“I did give him a book about Hitler,” Marty Davis said. “But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”)

Later, Trump returned to this subject. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.”

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:32:24pm

re: #95 Shiplord Kirel

Okay, if he’ll pull the lanyard himself. No, check that. He might not mind. Rig the blade to 14 lanyards, one each for the governor, the sentencing judge, and each member of the jury. It won’t fall unless all are pulled. This august crew can also be equipped with mops, towels, and plenty of detergent and bleach to clean up afterward.

I think Gov. LePage’s modest proposal can be accepted if he volunteers to be the first one to have his head cut off.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:33:01pm

So, I’ve been sort of watching a few conservative sites to see what, if anything they’d say about the CMP indictments. So far, I’ve seen one post (non-freeper division), over at the American Spectator. The position seems to be that it’s unfair and the DA must have led the grand jury to indicting CMP. I guess they’re still getting their talking points in order?

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Lidane  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:33:41pm

*sigh*

Tom DeLay is clearly not letting the fact that the FBI doesn’t indict anyone get in his way.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:34:07pm

re: #103 KGxvi

So, I’ve been sort of watching a few conservative sites to see what, if anything they’d say about the CMP indictments. So far, I’ve seen one post (non-freeper division), over at the American Spectator. The position seems to be that it’s unfair and the DA must have led the grand jury to indicting CMP. I guess they’re still getting their talking points in order?

Oh and they’re flogging the factoid that one of the attorneys in the DA’s office, who had nothing to do with the investigation, was a member of Planned Parenthood.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:34:22pm

re: #101 makeitstop

“If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them.”

What a truth-teller that Trump is.

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:34:47pm

re: #103 KGxvi

So, I’ve been sort of watching a few conservative sites to see what, if anything they’d say about the CMP indictments. So far, I’ve seen one post (non-freeper division), over at the American Spectator. The position seems to be that it’s unfair and the DA must have led the grand jury to indicting CMP. I guess they’re still getting their talking points in order?

It is difficult to get your talking points in order after dropping the flaming bag of dog shit on your own porch rather than the neighbor’s porch.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:35:41pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

Clears way for New Orleans to commence removal of monuments

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The answer was: NO

Were they fined for filing a frivolous lawsuit?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:35:50pm

This is awesomepants==>

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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:37:06pm

Welp…should be a rule against this, but if the dog paid the up charge…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:37:13pm

re: #104 Lidane

*sigh*

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Tom DeLay is clearly not letting the fact that the FBI doesn’t indict anyone get in his way.

Like Oliver North before him, this isn’t a guy who needs a soapbox to spout out bullshit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:39:25pm

re: #102 EPR-radar

I think Gov. LePage’s modest proposal can be accepted if he volunteers to be the first one to have his head cut off.

And so we straight let out on bail
A convict from the County Jail,
Whose head was next, on some pretext
Condemn-ed to be mown off,

And made him headsman for we said,
Who’s next to be decapited
Cannot cut off another’s head
Until he’s cut his own off,
His own off, his o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-wn off!
Until he’s cut his own off!

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Timothy Watson  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:39:44pm

re: #104 Lidane

*sigh*

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Tom DeLay is clearly not letting the fact that the FBI doesn’t indict anyone get in his way.

A couple agents are going to form a citizens grand jury.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:40:19pm

What a time to be alive.

Sunday was a rough game for Tom Brady. By the time the game ended, he sported bruises, cuts, skinned elbows, burst blisters — and, oh yeah, a near-miss with an anonymous set of Denver’s family jewels.

“I tried to lay on him a few times,” an unnamed Broncos rusher said after the game. “I tried to rub my nuts on his face.”

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:41:13pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:44:03pm

What does it say that as I watched the first commercial I’ve seen for, and honestly I think the first time I even hear about, the forthcoming movie “Jane go a Gun”, my first thought was ‘Well crap, the newest cause celebre for all those gamergate schmucks’

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:45:12pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

What a time to be alive.

I’m telling you, man. There’s something besides lead in the water.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:46:27pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

What a time to be alive.

I just read that. Snicker.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:47:09pm

re: #115 Ace-o-aces

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See, I thought it was the being an arrogant asshole with no reason to be an arrogant asshole thing. I actually didn’t know about Jerry Sr being an adulterer but it hardly shocks me.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:47:10pm

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

This is awesomepants==>

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:48:17pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

See, I thought it was the being an arrogant asshole with no reason to be an arrogant asshole thing. I actually didn’t know about Jerry Sr being an adulterer but it hardly shocks me.

He cried a lot when he confessed about it to his congregation.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:50:01pm

According to Napolitano, the outcome should have been a nearly automatic indictment against Planned Parenthood because both the “fiercely pro-life” lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, and the district attorney were Republicans.

“The grand jury does not turn around and indict your witnesses, the people who brought you the case, without the prosecutor wanting this to happen!” Napolitano exclaimed.

He continued: “So, why would this prosecutor, appointed by Gov. [Rick] Perry, a former judge, a Republican woman, why would this prosecutor want to do this other than to send a message like, ‘I might be a Republican but leave Planned Parenthood alone’?”

“Leave it alone?” Napolitano shouted. “They’re using tax dollars to kill babies and sell their body parts!”

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Timothy Watson  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:51:36pm

re: #122 Kragar

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I am not that familiar with Texas law, but WTF does the Lieutenant Governor have to do with grand jury proceedings?

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:51:40pm

re: #122 Kragar

Repeat something enough and they’ll believe it themselves: “Baby killers!!! Body parts!!!”

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:52:16pm

re: #123 Timothy Watson

I am not that familiar with Texas law, but WTF does the Lieutenant Governor have to do with grand jury proceedings?

IIRC, the Lt. Gov appointed this DA to investigate.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:53:07pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

He cried a lot when he confessed about it to his congregation.

Was that Flaw-well or Jimmy Swaggart?

I know it was a tough time keeping up with all the sins of the Evangelicals back then…

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:54:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:57:37pm

re: #126 ObserverArt

Was that Flaw-well or Jimmy Swaggart?

I know it was a tough time keeping up with all the sins of the Evangelicals back then…

They do run together in memory, don’t they?

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:57:47pm
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allegro  Jan 26, 2016 • 1:58:22pm

re: #122 Kragar

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I can see why he’d be confused. A Republican did her job and the right thing according to the laws of the state and country. This doesn’t seem to happen so much lately.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:00:24pm

Oh man, someone is likely to walk into the street and start shooting people, hoping to boost their poll numbers enough to get on the stage…

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BeachDem  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:00:41pm

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

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He’s still pushing that bogus Clout poll from December? (I believe it was a total of FOUR black people supporting him.) What a buffoon.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:01:15pm

re: #122 Kragar

Napolitano is an interesting case study. He’s a (apparently) gay Catholic pro-life anti-capital punishment natural law favoring libertarian who regularly sides with Republicans. He’s also a former judge who, despite being a litigator, sat on the bench for criminal matters.

I have no idea what to make of him, but given his “no abortion under any circumstances” position, I’m not entirely sure he’s the best person to listen to on this issue. Seriously, his wikipedia page sums up his abortion position like this:

He reasons while a woman has a natural and undeniable right to privacy in her personal choices, the rule of necessity causes the right to life of the fetus, which begins at conception, to take priority for the duration of gestation

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:01:32pm
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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:05:34pm

Utah man sues over Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be President

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president over the senator’s Canadian birthplace.

Walter L. Wagner asked a judge to declare that Cruz is not a natural born citizen in the suit filed in Salt Lake City on Friday. Wagner is representing himself and says he is a voter with an interest in determining whether Cruz is a legal presidential candidate.

No hearings have been scheduled.

ksl.com

Hahahahahahahaha!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:06:27pm

oh dear…the eejit is beyond delusional…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:07:39pm
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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:08:07pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…the eejit is beyond delusional…

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Well he is a Paul.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:08:51pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wouldn’t even knock on that door. lol

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:08:57pm

Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer.

In October 2015, Hamzeh planned to travel to Jordan, enter the West Bank and conduct an attack on Israeli soldiers and citizens living in the West Bank.

Hamzeh later abandoned those plans and began to focus on conducting an attack in the United States.

During recorded conversations, Hamzeh explained that he wanted to commit a domestic act of violence on a Masonic Temple in Milwaukee.

Hamzeh had been under investigation since September 2015.

On January 19, Hamzeh took a guided tour of the Masonic temple, during which they learned meeting schedules and where people would be located during meetings.

Hamzeh learned meeting schedules and where people would be located during meetings. In a recorded conversation after they left, Hamzeh discussed his plans.

Hamzeh reaffirmed his intention to commit an armed attack on the temple and discussed in further detail how they would carry out the attack.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:09:30pm

Do y’all remember last week when VB said someone on Twitter called her a “fake Babylonian” and I went off in search of more info and found this?

It kept niggling at my brain because Timothy had asked VB if it was some kind of white nationalist crap and that reminded me of something I’d read in the Blood and Politics book I’ve been (slowly) making my way through. Yep, sure enough it was in there. Timothy was right, it is indeed related to aspects of white nationalism/supremacy.

It apparently started out as something called British- or Anglo-Israelism, which is tied in with (justification for) British colonialism. Being that we’re a former colony of the Brits, the bad crazy was passed on.

TBH, I had trouble following all the twists & turns of their pretzel logic—it’s kinda like listening to Alex Jones—but in a nutshell it’s basically, “We white Christians are the Real Israelites™ (descendants of the10 lost tribes) who will get blessings from God, and the modern day Jews are actually fakes, who’re going to be punished for backsliding.”

I know many of the atheists among you consider all religions to be equally weird & nonsensical, but this stuff is wayyyyy out there…

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ausador  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:09:42pm
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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:09:47pm

You know what I say to this?

IT’S ABOUT FUCKING TIME.

I am not even saying let’s make sure we start in a state that is a better demographic representation of the country…let’s rotate the thing so there is at least a CHANCE we can have it in a state that is a better demographic representation of the country.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:10:17pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

According to some quick googlefu, there are 1.2 million households in Iowa. So, Paul has either called 75% of the households in Iowa once, or many fewer households multiple times. I’m guessing the second. I’m also guessing that many of those calls were sent to voicemail or were ended abruptly by the person answering the phone.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:10:23pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

a force to be reckoned with

LIke a speck of dust in your eye.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:11:13pm

re: #133 KGxvi

Napolitano is an interesting case study. He’s a (apparently) gay Catholic pro-life anti-capital punishment natural law favoring libertarian who regularly sides with Republicans. He’s also a former judge who, despite being a litigator, sat on the bench for criminal matters.

I have no idea what to make of him, but given his “no abortion under any circumstances” position, I’m not entirely sure he’s the best person to listen to on this issue. Seriously, his wikipedia page sums up his abortion position like this:

There’s no difference between that position and being in favor of a fetus’s ability to kill its mother (committing suicide in the process). It happens. Women come first, except for people who deeply don’t like women.

That’s what I make of him.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:11:26pm

Heh. I don’t think I saw this Daily Show YouTube posted here, but I may have missed it.

Anyway…The Legend of Bernie Sanders.

The Daily Show - The Legend of Bernie Sanders

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Dr. Matt  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:12:31pm
Trumpacabra
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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:12:36pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:13:22pm

re: #29 Lidane

What punishment does he think is appropriate for mass poisoners?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:13:34pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:14:30pm

re: #122 Kragar

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A former judge arguing aloud that the DA should have brought a politically-motivated criminal case against PP, no matter how lacking the evidence was. Your “law and order” conservatives, ladies and gents.

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Lidane  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:15:17pm

Someone’s in panic mode:

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:15:58pm

re: #143 bratwurst

CA should announce their primaries will be held the first Tuesday in January and fuck everybody else.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:16:18pm

re: #151 FormerDirtDart

susie hammond says she’s instructed her *real* attorney to find a deal with the BLM over grazing rights she “can live with.”

When deeply discounted rates for grazing on public land aren’t low enough to sustain your business, the rates might not be the problem.

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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:17:01pm

Is there a role paying game like The Sims which involves nominating judges to imaginary courts? There must be…otherwise this tweet makes no sense whatsoever:

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:17:30pm

re: #133 KGxvi

Napolitano is an interesting case study. He’s a (apparently) gay Catholic pro-life anti-capital punishment natural law favoring libertarian who regularly sides with Republicans. He’s also a former judge who, despite being a litigator, sat on the bench for criminal matters.

I have no idea what to make of him, but given his “no abortion under any circumstances” position, I’m not entirely sure he’s the best person to listen to on this issue. Seriously, his wikipedia page sums up his abortion position like this:

In other words, Napolitano thinks women are ambulatory wombs. Reasoning backwards from an absolutist position on abortion is perfectly sensible, even though RWNJs hate it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:17:42pm

re: #110 bratwurst

He’s not in the exit row-he’s in front of it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:18:03pm

re: #150 Jebediah, RBG

What punishment does he think is appropriate for mass poisoners?

Re-election.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:18:24pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

Gah, sorry about the first link making you leave this thread—fixed now if you refresh.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:21:28pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:21:55pm

The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Carroll Leavell of Jal, would appropriate $150,000 annually to support the authority while lawmakers hash out how to pay for the work that will be required to make the area safe again.

That could entail backfilling the cavern or inducing a controlled collapse and fixing whatever damage results to the nearby highways and the canal. The price tag could be anywhere from $25 million to $50 million, state officials told the committee.

Currently, the state is spending about $350,000 a year monitoring the cavern and tracking its movements.

Legislative finance analysts and state budget hawks have voiced concerns about creating another agency and spending more money. Some committee members also raised questions about condemnation of the property since it’s tied up in bankruptcy court and the liability the state would incur if it takes over the parcel.

The brine well first came to the state’s attention in 2008 after two other wells in remote locations collapsed and spurred a review of all brine well operations in New Mexico.

Produced by injecting water into underground salt formations, brine is used by the oil and gas industry for drilling operations.

Oh, the oil and gas industry. OK then.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:22:14pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

What is it about white nationalists/supremacists that leads to such an obsession with ancient civilizations? It seems particularly strange since most ancient civilizations were definitely not what they would consider “white.” It is funny though, they always have strange language that will tip you off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:22:33pm

re: #151 FormerDirtDart

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Guess what Susie, if you can’t sustain your current ranching operations then you need to get out of the business.

love me,
a farmer (whose farm doesn’t rely on reduced fee/free stuff from the government).

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:23:41pm

hmmm let’s see

huckabee out after iowa
christie out after new hampshire
paul and carson out after south carolina
jeb and fiorina out after super teusday

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sagehen  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:24:28pm

re: #143 bratwurst

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You know what I say to this?

IT’S ABOUT FUCKING TIME.

I am not even saying let’s make sure we start in a state that is a better demographic representation of the country…let’s rotate the thing so there is at least a CHANCE we can have it in a state that is a better demographic representation of the country.

The State whose R/D tally was closest in the last presidential election… that’s who should get the first primary.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:25:07pm

re: #154 Kragar

CA should announce their primaries will be held the first Tuesday in January and fuck everybody else.

As a California resident, I’d like to veto this idea. I like the fact that we are not bombarded with political ads for two years leading up to elections. Plus, I’d probably end up getting arrested for throwing my shoe at one of them because they decided to glad hand in a restaurant I visit and screw everything up.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:25:36pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oddly enough, when your husband and son go to jail for arson it has an effect on the family business.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:25:37pm

re: #156 bratwurst

Jeb is such a dick.

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lockjawcanbefun  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:25:52pm

re: #161 jaunte

Am I the only one that thinks Cruz looks like Danny Rolling?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:26:20pm

re: #155 jaunte

When deeply discounted rates for grazing on public land aren’t low enough to sustain your business, the rates might not be the problem.

I think it’s not the cost per se, they want to push as many cattle as they want onto the land parcel they are allotted to use. BLM/FS and the like restrict heads allowed to graze, which they think is unjustified.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:26:26pm

re: #135 Jenner7

So how many does that make now?

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:27:02pm

It’s funny to see the left-wing clowns calling Hillary a neocon and right-wing clowns calling her an Israel-hater.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:27:29pm

re: #167 KGxvi

As a California resident, I’d like to veto this idea. I like the fact that we are not bombarded with political ads for two years leading up to elections. Plus, I’d probably end up getting arrested for throwing my shoe at one of them because they decided to glad hand in a restaurant I visit and screw everything up.

presidency should go to the one best at dodging shoes

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:28:27pm

re: #174 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

presidency should go to the one best at dodging shoes

Have a fly catching contest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:28:42pm

Just when you think Jeb! has hit rock bottom on stupidity…

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:29:51pm

“We also must fight for everything good, against everything evil. That’s how we’ll win!”

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:29:55pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just when you think Jeb! has hit rock bottom on stupidity…

We keep trying, but people like you keep getting elected anyway.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:30:11pm

trying to understand the reasoning behind frantic downdinging in dead threads…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:32:46pm

The dogs demand, I acquiesce.
Walkies commence…

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:33:14pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

trying to understand the reasoning behind frantic downdinging in dead threads…

I wonder whether the dinger knows we can watch the spectacle.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:33:18pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

Linky?

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:33:35pm

re: #173 Nyet

It’s funny to see the left-wing clowns calling Hillary a neocon and right-wing clowns calling her an Israel-hater.

What is it that is said about when you piss off both sides you must be doing something right?

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:34:05pm

re: #182 Nyet

Linky?

You aren’t the target this time. :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:34:30pm
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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:34:54pm

re: #183 ObserverArt

What is it that is said about when you piss off both sides you must be doing something right?

/

Does it apply to Hitler? // Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:35:14pm

re: #182 Nyet

Linky?

The Master Spy, of course.

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:35:21pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

You aren’t the target this time. :D

But who’s doing it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:35:21pm

re: #182 Nyet

Linky?

See Bottom Comments on the sidebar >>>

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:35:46pm

re: #188 Nyet

But who’s doing it?

The one who does it to you

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:36:27pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

The one who does it to you

See, it was relevant :P

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:37:21pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Nyet  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:38:18pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

The one who does it to you

Has it happened more than 2 times that time?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:38:55pm

re: #193 Nyet

Has it happened more than 2 times that time?

yep

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:39:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:39:38pm

re: #195 jaunte

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LOL!

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Joe Bacon  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:39:39pm

re: #135 Jenner7

Utah man sues over Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be President

ksl.com

Hahahahahahahaha!

WHERE’S ORLY?????????????

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:40:22pm

re: #30 withak

To be fair, there are photos and videos of children who are ecstatic about meeting President Obama. It’s just odious that she is so excited about meeting a person as obnoxious as Trump. I’m sure that will just pump up his already huge head.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:40:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:41:29pm

re: #195 jaunte

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well, poop…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:43:21pm

Somebody woke up Ben:

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:43:26pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

Do y’all remember last week when VB said someone on Twitter called her a “fake Babylonian” and I went off in search of more info and found this?

It kept niggling at my brain because Timothy had asked VB if it was some kind of white nationalist crap and that reminded me of something I’d read in the Blood and Politics book I’ve been (slowly) making my way through. Yep, sure enough it was in there. Timothy was right, it is indeed related to aspects of white nationalism/supremacy.

It apparently started out as something called British- or Anglo-Israelism, which is tied in with (justification for) British colonialism. Being that we’re a former colony of the Brits, the bad crazy was passed on.

TBH, I had trouble following all the twists & turns of their pretzel logic—it’s kinda like listening to Alex Jones—but in a nutshell it’s basically, “We white Christians are the Real IsraelitesTM (descendants of the10 lost tribes) who will get blessings from God, and the modern day Jews are actually fakes, who’re going to be punished for backsliding.”

I know many of the atheists among you consider all religions to be equally weird & nonsensical, but this stuff is wayyyyy out there…

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LOL I just blocked it and moved on with my life.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:43:33pm

re: #163 KGxvi

What is it about white nationalists/supremacists that leads to such an obsession with ancient civilizations? It seems particularly strange since most ancient civilizations were definitely not what they would consider “white.” It is funny though, they always have strange language that will tip you off.

Yeah, it’s like they’re desperately seeking validation by stealing other people’s history. There are black groups that do it too, like the Black Hebrew Israelites who I used to see with some frequency in the streets of NYC. It’s those darned “lost 10 tribes”—everybody and their uncle claims to be descended from them: black Americans in the U.S., white Christians from the U.K., even Pashtuns from Afghanistan (hence their often fair skin, and light hair & eyes, or so some believe). God only knows who else claims to be the Real Jews™ Everyone except the people who currently call themselves Jews/Zionists.

I agree on the strange language. It’s often a telltale sign.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:43:55pm

re: #199 wrenchwench

That’s really fantastic woodcarving. Anyone who thinks this is ‘primitive’ art should see those closeups.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:44:03pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

Somebody woke up Ben:

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:44:18pm

re: #131 FormerDirtDart

Oh man, someone is likely to walk into the street and start shooting people, hoping to boost their poll numbers enough to get on the stage…

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Trump Executes Immigrant Children on Stage, Takes Lead in Polls

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:45:31pm

re: #148 Dr. Matt

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Not a true representation of facts though. If Republicans weren’t so bigoted, they wouldn’t be attracted to Trump. If anything, Republicans created Trump as an answer to their need for loudmouthed bigots. This is the party which created Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann and other notable blowhards.

The cartoon should show GOP voters as a mad scientist and Trump as their Frankenstein. That would be more accurate.

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:47:45pm
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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:47:51pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He was a rogue surgeon.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:48:48pm

re: #208 Kragar

It’s really bad when Trump isn’t wrong on something.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:49:33pm
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Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:50:51pm

Good God, as you value your sanity …

STAY AWAY FROM THE #WHITEGENOCIDE HASHTAG!!!

This is a relatively benign example. Christ, the lid has really been ripped off by Trump’s supporters, hasn’t it? What’s next? Der Giftpilz?

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:51:22pm

Ugh.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:54:21pm

re: #211 jaunte

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The wingnut reaction to that would be worse then a nuclear reactor meltdown.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:55:27pm

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I just blocked it and moved on with my life.

My preemptive blocking based on what I see here works really well for me, so I rarely have to suffer any interactions with wingnuts. Even when one happens to get through I never respond, but the antisemitic stuff catches my eye because of its seemingly symbiotic relationship with Islamophobia (and other forms of bigotry & racism).

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:56:42pm

re: #199 wrenchwench

Gorgeous stuff! Thanks.

re: #204 jaunte

That’s really fantastic woodcarving. Anyone who thinks this is ‘primitive’ art should see those closeups.

Seconded.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:58:35pm

Reading that old Vanity Fair article about Trump. Didn’t know Roy Cohn was his lawyer and mentor. Makes sense.

vanityfair.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 2:59:12pm

why should they, Ammon?

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:00:50pm

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

why should they, Ammon?

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If the possibility of this all turning bloody wasn’t ever-present, it might almost be worth making a comedy film out of.

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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:02:18pm

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:03:04pm

re: #219 Targetpractice

If the possibility of this all turning bloody wasn’t ever-present, it might almost be worth making a comedy film out of.

I was amused at the report they were throwing the plastic dildos into a burn barrel. I was thinking, they should be breathing deeply of those fumes…

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:03:19pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

Its like when they let every kid play on the last game of the season.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:03:59pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

yay… //

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Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:04:39pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was amused at the report they were throwing the plastic dildos into a burn barrel. I was thinking, they should be breathing deeply of those fumes…

“100 dildos make quite a bonfire, eh Red?”
“Well, 99 at least.”
“What was that Red?”
“Nothing. I’m heading back to my bunk.”

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:04:49pm

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

why should they, Ammon?

[Ammon Bundy accuses Hammonds attorneys of essentially being in cahoots with fed prosecutors. Says attorneys will not work with #bundymilitia]

LOCAL CONTROLLLLLL!!!!

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:05:22pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

I can’t wait to hear the crying from the other Presidential wannabees over that.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:05:46pm

re: #206 Pawn of the Oppressor

Trump Executes Immigrant Children on Stage, Takes Lead in Polls

Ohhh…the sacrificial lamb routine.

It has been awhile since anyone has done that routine.

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allegro  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:05:46pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

So he can use the one time he gets to speak by whining that he only gets that one time to speak.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:06:35pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

Must have been because of those 800,000 calls his team made in Iowa…

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:07:12pm

re: #217 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

Reading that old Vanity Fair article about Trump. Didn’t know Roy Cohn was his lawyer and mentor. Makes sense.

vanityfair.com

Forgot to mention that! There’s a lot in that article.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:08:16pm

re: #230 makeitstop

Forgot to mention that! There’s a lot in that article.

He’s fucking insane.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:08:40pm

re: #222 Kragar

Its like when they let every kid play on the last game of the season.

RUDY! RUDY! RUDY!

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ipsos  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:09:53pm

re: #226 Tigger2

I can’t wait to hear the crying from the other wannabees over that.

It would be so totally worth it if they’d roll the clip of Rand lashing out at Trump on the Nightly Show last night. So totally worth it.

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Sic semper evello dildos tyrannis  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:09:55pm

re: #163 KGxvi

Basically, racism means that culture is zero-sum. Admitting that other people had “civilizations” and created important ideas and monuments…which, think about it, Nordic/Celtic Europe was the John-come-extra-lately, comparitively—is to hint at parity or—gasp!- -that maybe race wasn’t a driver of civilization.

This is especially important in and around Christianity, where racism intersects with the basic issue of supersession…that Christianity jacked the God Of The Israelites. So there are a lot of racist/anti-Semitic systems that posit that the Jews either are fake (and “real Jews” are white) or have a “fallen” status (by killing Jesus). It isn’t new…it starts percolating when the Church solidified in Rome.

re: #203 CuriousLurker

The one I always heard in Pakistan was that people were pale…and sometimes blue-eyed…because of Alexander the Great’s troops.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:10:34pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

Must have been because of those 800,000 calls his team made in Iowa…

Let me guess…750,000 of those calls got busy signals…

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:10:41pm

re: #231 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

He’s fucking insane.

Always has been, by the look of it. This jumped out, too.

Donald was one of five children, the second son. As a child, he was so boisterous that his parents sent him away to military school. “That was the way it worked in the Trump family,” a longtime friend told me. “It was not a loving atmosphere.” Donald was chubby then, but military school slimmed him down. He became forceful, and grew even closer to his father. “I had to fight back all the time,” Trump once told me. “These guys like my father are tough. You have to be hitting back! Otherwise they don’t respect you!”

I’ll bet if someone started needling him bout his old man, he’d completely lose it.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:10:42pm

re: #203 CuriousLurker

Yeah, it’s like they’re desperately seeking validation by stealing other people’s history. There are black groups that do it too, like the Black Hebrew Israelites who I used to see with some frequency in the streets of NYC. It’s those darned “lost 10 tribes”—everybody and their uncle claims to be descended from them: black Americans in the U.S., white Christians from the U.K., even Pashtuns from Afghanistan (hence their often fair skin, and light hair & eyes, or so some believe). God only knows who else claims to be the Real JewsTM Everyone except the people who currently call themselves Jews/Zionists.

I agree on the strange language. It’s often a telltale sign.

It makes sense that they are trying to steal other peoples’ history, since their ancestors were pretty much considered barbarians in the ancient world. Although, the one’s that scare me the most are the neo-pagan types that go all in on Viking mythology.

As for the lost tribes, that’s one of those ancient mysteries/myths that I never got much into.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:13:27pm

re: #234 The Ghost of a Flea

The one I always heard in Pakistan was that people were pale…and sometimes blue-eyed…because of Alexander the Great’s troops.

Yep, I’ve heard that one too.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:16:30pm

RINO!

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:17:00pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Guess what Susie, if you can’t sustain your current ranching operations then you need to get out of the business.

love me,
a farmer (whose farm doesn’t rely on reduced fee/free stuff from the government).

Alternatively, we might take a look at exactly why it’s hard to make a living ranching (not that it ever was easy.) Large corporations have consolidated most of the feedlot and meat packing operations reducing the options for ranchers who now generally get to do the highest risk part of the supply chain (cow/calf, where you breed the cattle and raise the calves for a few months until they go off to the feedlot) while having few choices of where to sell their cattle.
Driving across Nevada you used to see steers being raised on grass. I haven’t seen that in a number of years. All cows and calves and a few bulls. Maybe the Hammonds need to get out of the business if they can’t compete, but I have some sympathy for them. Where do you go after 50 years of ranching?

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Sic semper evello dildos tyrannis  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:19:37pm

re: #237 KGxvi

Eh, seeking a sense of continuity with the better parts of the past is a pretty common thing. Pre-Columbian Mesoamericans did it all the time: the new group comes into power, and suddenly they turn out to have a lineage back to Teotihuacan and the Toltecs (who they mistake thought as the makers of that city). This could be especially glaring, like in the case of the Mexica…people who were explicitly from a far away place.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:20:12pm

re: #240 calochortus

Alternatively, we might take a look at exactly why it’s hard to make a living ranching (not that it ever was easy.) Large corporations have consolidated most of the feedlot and meat packing operations reducing the options for ranchers who now generally get to do the highest risk part of the supply chain (cow/calf, where you breed the cattle and raise the calves for a few months until they go off to the feedlot) while having few choices of where to sell their cattle.
Driving across Nevada you used to see steers being raised on grass. I haven’t seen that in a number of years. All cows and calves and a few bulls. Maybe the Hammonds need to get out of the business if they can’t compete, but I have some sympathy for them. Where do you go after 50 years of ranching?

After 50 years of any job, isn’t retirement supposed to be an option?

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:20:58pm

re: #241 The Ghost of a Flea

Eh, seeking a sense of continuity with the better parts of the past is a pretty common thing. Pre-Columbian Mesoamericans did it all the time: the new group comes into power, and suddenly they turn out to have a lineage back to Teotihuacan and the Toltecs (who they mistake thought as the makers of that city). This could be especially glaring, like in the case of the Mexica…people who were explicitly from a far away place.

Also helps give a sense of legitimacy as they take over someone else’s land.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:22:28pm

re: #242 klys (maker of Silmarils)

After 50 years of any job, isn’t retirement supposed to be an option?

Yes, but I’m not sure what they’d be retiring on. A lot of farming/ranching families want the kids to take over and then they can stay on, doing less, but still being useful.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:23:04pm

re: #234 The Ghost of a Flea

Basically, racism means that culture is zero-sum. Admitting that other people had “civilizations” and created important ideas and monuments…which, think about it, Nordic/Celtic Europe was the John-come-extra-lately, comparitively—is to hint at parity or—gasp!- -that maybe race wasn’t a driver of civilization.

This is especially important in and around Christianity, where racism intersects with the basic issue of supersession…that Christianity jacked the God Of The Israelites. So there are a lot of racist/anti-Semitic systems that posit that the Jews either are fake (and “real Jews” are white) or have a “fallen” status (by killing Jesus). It isn’t new…it starts percolating when the Church solidified in Rome.

I wonder how much the rise of monotheism in the ancient world might have influenced racism or vice versa. My idea is basically that polytheistic societies would tend to be more accommodating to other beliefs because there’s always room in the pantheon for other gods - and then there’s the idea that Odin is just another name for Zeus which is another name of Jupiter. But when there’s only one true god, then everyone else is wrong and thus inferior. That’s probably too deep of a rabbit hole for me though…

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:23:23pm

re: #237 KGxvi

The noble White Man of Europe, when first appearing in the historical record, was noted to be living in sod mounds and fighting in the nude. Apparently this is romantic to racists everywhere.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:25:47pm

Blowhard/Loon 2016

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:26:01pm

“I have bonded with the people of Iowa…” —Trump

By calling them losers.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:26:48pm

Our nature is as bad as our infrastructure.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:27:41pm

re: #247 jaunte

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Blowhard/Loon 2016

Most excellent!!. How else can an Alabaman vote against assholes from NY and TX?

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:28:12pm

Trump says “he most likely won’t be doing the debate…”.

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:28:45pm

re: #247 jaunte

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Blowhard/Loon 2016

Uh, yeah, no. For one thing, Republicans are in no danger of losing Texas’ EVs this go around. And if it should end up being Cruz, then two guys from Texas on the ticket would be pointless.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:29:28pm

re: #252 Targetpractice

Uh, yeah, no. For one thing, Republicans are in no danger of losing Texas’ EVs this go around. And if it should end up being Cruz, then two guys from Texas on the ticket would be pointless.

And unconstitutional, although one of them could move to, oh I don’t know, Wyoming?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:29:37pm

re: #244 calochortus

Yes, but I’m not sure what they’d be retiring on. A lot of farming/ranching families want the kids to take over and then they can stay on, doing less, but still being useful.

I’m having a hard time working up sympathy for this. Pretty clearly the son learned from his father. It’s hard to make an argument that these are the sort of people who should be encouraged to keep ranching.

As for what they would retire on, at 70 social security is an option. Hopefully they did the intelligent thing and saved some money over the years. Given that all of my retirement planning has to be done with the assumption that I am unlikely to receive my full social security benefit, if any at all, I have a harder time coming up with sympathy there.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:30:09pm

re: #245 KGxvi

One of my first steps down the path towards abandoning religion entirely was to read what noted “scholars” of certain monotheistic faith(s) actually thought about people of other religions… Turns out that all those rules about being nice to one another didn’t apply to the unwashed. Massive dishonesty on the part of educators is not an endearing quality.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:31:13pm

“She’s a lightweight.” “She shouldn’t be at the debate”. “I don’t care about Megyn.”

Um, okay Donald.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:32:17pm

re: #256 Jenner7

“She’s a lightweight.” “She shouldn’t be at the debate”. “I don’t care about Megyn.”

Um, okay Donald.

A. None of them should be at the debate.
B. It’s not a debate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:32:27pm

re: #249 wrenchwench

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Our nature is as bad as our infrastructure.

pines are notoriously bad because of their extremely shallow root structure.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:32:48pm

re: #252 Targetpractice

Uh, yeah, no. For one thing, Republicans are in no danger of losing Texas’ EVs this go around. And if it should end up being Cruz, then two guys from Texas on the ticket would be pointless.

Actually, two guys from Texas on the ticket would be unconstitutional. That’s why Cheney had to change his residency to Wyoming in 2000.

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Brian J.  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:32:50pm

re: #247 jaunte

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Blowhard/Loon 2016

Yeah, because a Republican ticket that needs help to win Texas is really likely to go places.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:32:59pm

Trump live!

…. currently bragging about Arpaio endorsement…

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:34:18pm

“I have buildings in South Korea…”

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:35:27pm

Trump shouldn’t do a press conference until after he’s elected.

He just sounds disconnected from the questions.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:36:32pm

PUKE

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Sic semper evello dildos tyrannis  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:36:46pm

re: #245 KGxvi

I wonder how much the rise of monotheism in the ancient world might have influenced racism or vice versa. My idea is basically that polytheistic societies would tend to be more accommodating to other beliefs because there’s always room in the pantheon for other gods - and then there’s the idea that Odin is just another name for Zeus which is another name of Jupiter. But when there’s only one true god, then everyone else is wrong and thus inferior. That’s probably too deep of a rabbit hole for me though…

Talking about racism in the past gets really complicated, because they’re weren’t using paradigms of race that matched with modern ones…though you can see bit of old racism(s) in modern racism, they’re not interchangeable.

As for polytheism…I can’t speak expertly about the past, but in the current day it sure doesn’t slow down racism. Hindu India can get very ugly with its assessment of “dark” Dravidians…it actually really chafed my one of my kin married a Kashimiri (very pale, very ethnic proud) and they didn’t realize that I grew up around South Indians, so they just let rip. And, in turn, Indians fully imported anti-black racism from England.

When Gandhi was a lawyer in Africa, his first attempts at better conditions for Indian workers was to apply British racists standards, arguing that Indians had to kept above black people. Now, he eventually and voluably rejected his initial concept, but it represents how deeply Indian colorism…which overlapped with class and regional prejudices…mapped onto de Gobineau-like black/white racism.

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No Depression  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:37:04pm

re: #247 jaunte

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Blowhard/Loon 2016

“The cripples, they love me.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:37:06pm

Anti-choicers still lying their asses off.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:37:24pm

re: #263 freetoken

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Nope, don’t care what that idiot has to say.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:38:43pm

re: #240 calochortus

I can only go by my own experience as a farmer.
I was ~50 years old when the tobacco industry died. I and a few others in my area saw it coming and started diversifying before the rug got pulled out on us.
There are still a handful of tobacco farmers here (and they whine every year about how the tobacco companies are paying half as much or less than they used to), but those of us who made to transition to other farming operations are doing much better.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:38:50pm

re: #269 Tigger2

Nope, don’t care what that idiot has to say.

It’s amazing, I have made it this far into the election year without once tuning into a Donald Trump speech.

I feel like I’m so much saner because of it.

In fact, I highly recommend it.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:39:01pm

… birthering…

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:39:09pm

re: #254 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m having a hard time working up sympathy for this. Pretty clearly the son learned from his father. It’s hard to make an argument that these are the sort of people who should be encouraged to keep ranching.

As for what they would retire on, at 70 social security is an option. Hopefully they did the intelligent thing and saved some money over the years. Given that all of my retirement planning has to be done with the assumption that I am unlikely to receive my full social security benefit, if any at all, I have a harder time coming up with sympathy there.

There is much to agree with in this. The Hammonds are not warm, fuzzy poster children for being kind to ranchers, but I wouldn’t be surprised if most of their “retirement money” was sunk into their ranch. I’m not sure how easy it would be to sell, and the economy of their community and their chosen profession have slowly but inexorably changed over the decades.
From what I have read there is no question that the father and son have been bullies and big time jerks. They have also done good things for their community over the years. I tend to have sympathy for people who have worked hard and had the world change around them. Sometimes it can be fixed, but other times it is very hard, especially if one cannot predict the future.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:40:21pm

re: #244 calochortus

Yes, but I’m not sure what they’d be retiring on. A lot of farming/ranching families want the kids to take over and then they can stay on, doing less, but still being useful.

If they treated their agriculture operations as a legit business, then they have Social Security coming in as well as any retirement investments they’ve been making.
I suspect folks like the Hammonds and Bundys aren’t in that category.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:40:30pm

Trump vs. Fox - great.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:40:45pm

re: #272 freetoken

… birthering…

Forced birthering?

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blueraven  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:41:03pm

re: #248 Jenner7

“I have bonded with the people of Iowa…” —Trump

By calling them losers.

And offering to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue…

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:41:52pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:42:04pm

It’s definitely winter in CA:

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:42:25pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can only go by my own experience as a farmer.
I was ~50 years old when the tobacco industry died. I and a few others in my area saw it coming and started diversifying before the rug got pulled out on us.
There are still a handful of tobacco farmers here (and they whine every year about how the tobacco companies are paying half as much or less than they used to), but those of us who made to transition to other farming operations are doing much better.

I’m glad you were able to do that.
I’m not sure what else you could do with range land in the high desert other than run cattle.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:43:41pm

re: #278 goddamnedfrank

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:43:41pm

Bacon pickles have shipped!

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:43:55pm

“He’s really a nasty person..” - speaking of Cruz.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:44:05pm

re: #279 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s definitely winter in CA:

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And I for one am really happy to see a reasonably typical winter after the past few years.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:44:13pm

re: #227 ObserverArt

Ohhh…the sacrificial lamb routine.

It has been awhile since anyone has done that routine.

///

“With this blood, we cleanse the honor of our fatherland… What? You mean you people don’t buy this stuff? Puhleaaze. Hey, that Democrat guy in the back, with the sign? We’ll make him mop up!” *crowd cheers*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:45:07pm

re: #280 calochortus

I’m glad you were able to do that.
I’m not sure what else you could do with range land in the high desert other than run cattle.

That’s the biggest problem right there…thinking that’s a viable and sustainable thing for generations, especially if you abuse the range land resources.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:45:13pm

re: #284 calochortus

And I for one am really happy to see a reasonably typical winter after the past few years.

Of course, the sad reality being that it’s taken El Niño for us to have something resembling a “typical winter” still exists, but at least the drought should be less bad this year.

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KGxvi  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:45:20pm

re: #266 The Ghost of a Flea

I don’t know nearly enough about the history of India or the Hindu faith to comment on those points, so I will defer to your knowledge and experience.

I was thinking more of the earlier western tradition, from what I recall, the Romans were fairly accommodating in allowing new gods into the pantheon (and basically assumed the Greek pantheon under different names). Conversely, once Christianity took hold over Europe, the difference between “pagans” and “barbarians/savages” seemed to erode quite a bit. Again, it’s too deep a rabbit hole for me to consider deeply in a comment thread, really just a random thought.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:46:18pm

re: #281 lawhawk

What makes Trump stand out is his amazing humility. Such a humble man.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:46:30pm

re: #282 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

Bacon pickles have shipped!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! :)

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:46:58pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s the biggest problem right there…thinking that’s a viable and sustainable thing for generations, especially if you abuse the range land resources.

That’s why it needs to be managed properly. Looks like a job for the federal government to me…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:47:06pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:47:15pm

re: #271 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s amazing, I have made it this far into the election year without once tuning into a Donald Trump speech.

I feel like I’m so much saner because of it.

In fact, I highly recommend it.

I hinted to freetoken last night that he is deeply invested in watching all those debates and rally speeches. I don’t know how he can do it, especially with Trump who just repeats the same stupid bigoted and threatening stuff over and over. I hope there is no permanent damage from all that!

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allegro  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:48:18pm

re: #282 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

Bacon pickles have shipped!

I looked and decided that $18.99 for a jar of pickles was a bit extreme. I may try to make some after looking at the ingredients. Just looks like regular pickles with some liquid smoke.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:48:20pm

He demanded a reporter apologize for repeating his words. This guy is something else.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:49:21pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:49:46pm

YES I AM EVIL

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:50:07pm

“I’ve seen my tweeter. You folks are really passionate about your heritage. And you have some great tattoos! Really passionate. That’s a great thing.”

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:50:13pm

Well, that was the news conference with Arpaio.

Missed most of it. I don’t know if there is a rally in Marshalltown too.

Later in Iowa City is a big gathering:

LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Iowa City, IA at the University of Iowa (1-26-16)

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:50:33pm

re: #220 bratwurst

Breaking: Rand is somehow being allowed on the main debate stage on Thursday,

So they’re still having a Kids’ Table debate? What a load of grifters.

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:50:46pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s the biggest problem right there…thinking that’s a viable and sustainable thing for generations, especially if you abuse the range land resources.

And for some generations, the feds encouraged it. When they got smart and realized there are limits to what a desert can do, they reduced the number of cattle all over the land and tried to save bits here and there for some wildlife, and ranchers got mad. Especially the anti-science ranchers, and the pro gas and oil ranchers. Real mad. They own one of New Mexico’s three congressmen, and many from other states.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:50:58pm

LOLOLOLOL

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Sic semper evello dildos tyrannis  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:52:17pm

re: #246 Pawn of the Oppressor

The noble White Man of Europe, when first appearing in the historical record, was noted to be living in sod mounds and fighting in the nude. Apparently this is romantic to racists everywhere.

You can actual find really interesting—in the way morbid folly constitutes “interesting”—attempts by European nations to formulate the possibility of “great” Northern European nations somewhere in the deep past. While the empire claimed descent from Rome, and via Rome to Greece…with modern archaeology, the picture forming of the past was lots of “brown” people having the first big cities, creating monuments, have the big ideas. A “white” civilization—Northern European, not Mediterranean, was something hoped for.

The French and British tried to refurbish the status of the Celts, while the Germans got heavy into the idea that there was some ur-Germanic people that were responsible for everything good. The occult groups that eventually fed into Himmler’s vision of the SS and the Annuerbe claimed to find archaeological remnants—and have visions—of the ancient rune-casting culture that spread across the world. That why they had anthropometrists running around Central Asia collecting skulls: they were seeking the Aryan diaspora remnants. Eventually, they just started faking discoveries…and had plans for bigger fakes, such as re-casting Egyptian archaeology in Aryan terms.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:52:38pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:52:41pm

Fox PHX still calling this Live:

COMING UP: Donald Trump Rally in New Hampshire

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:52:51pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:53:24pm

re: #294 allegro

I looked and decided that $18.99 for a jar of pickles was a bit extreme. I may try to make some after looking at the ingredients. Just looks like regular pickles with some liquid smoke.

I found another site & paid 8.99 plus 5 shipping. Bespoke Post.

A splurge for sure, but wth, Make it Stop is a great salesperson.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:55:47pm

Joe Arpaio is 83. I didn’t realize he was that old. He needs to retire.

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gocart mozart  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:56:18pm

re: #263 freetoken

Our next First Lady? Warning: NSW
Image: melania-trump-nude-01-thumb.jpg

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wrenchwench  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:57:19pm

re: #308 Jenner7

Joe Arpaio is 83. I didn’t realize he was that old. He needs to retire.

He plans to run for reelection.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:57:27pm

re: #309 gocart mozart

link no worky

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:57:27pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:57:32pm

re: #262 freetoken

“I have buildings in South Korea…”

I’m still signed for a quonset hut at Camp Casey.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:58:12pm

RIP Abe Vigoda

He was a fine actor and a real gentleman. He also had quite a sense of humor and went to some lengths to play along with the “alive or dead” joke, just as he promised he would do for as long as possible.

A typical example:

A Late Night with David Letterman skit showed Letterman trying to summon Vigoda’s ghost, but Vigoda walked in and declared, “I’m not dead yet, you pinhead!”

He also made frequent appearances on Late Night with Conan O’brien, just to announce that he wasn’t dead yet, including one during the final show.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:58:31pm

this is quite the brown-nosing session.

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Jenner7  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:58:41pm

re: #310 wrenchwench

That’s insane.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:58:41pm

re: #303 The Ghost of a Flea

“Losers That Used to be Great” is just “Losers” without the back-dated Romance. And of course, then Stabbed In The Back and The Ancient Tentacled Enemy lose all power. So the only thing left to keep gas in the Hate Car is to believe, against all evidence, that somehow You Used To Be Great. Without that leg, there is no chair.

It’s all so fucking stupid anyway. We’re all here because half a million years ago, a band of black guys didn’t have enough to eat and walked to the right of the sunset instead of the left until they found someplace interesting.

If I was intelligent life, I wouldn’t contact us either.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:59:09pm
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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 3:59:51pm

re: #307 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

I found another site & paid 8.99 plus 5 shipping. Bespoke Post.

A splurge for sure, but wth, Make it Stop is a great salesperson.

The jar I got has $8.99 printed on the label. I didn’t notice they were charging so much!

The company’s site has them for 8.99.

unboundpickling.com

And thanks for the kind words on my salesmanship, Stanley. :)

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:01:38pm

re: #301 wrenchwench

And for some generations, the feds encouraged it. When they got smart and realized there are limits to what a desert can do, they reduced the number of cattle all over the land and tried to save bits here and there for some wildlife, and ranchers got mad. Especially the anti-science ranchers, and the pro gas and oil ranchers. Real mad. They own one of New Mexico’s three congressmen, and many from other states.

At least the feds seem to be largely coming around to using actual environmental science. They weren’t alone in “maximizing” use of the land. IIRC, way back when the British government required Australian ranchers to have the same livestock densities on their land as the average English farm. Umm, had they ever actually, you know, looked at much of Australia? Did they note that the seasonal rainfall varied wildly? A lot of land was profoundly damaged in the process.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:01:52pm

re: #319 makeitstop

Heh, I’m still reading the VF article! You’re on a roll today!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:04:00pm

this should be a real nightmare

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:05:39pm

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have it on good authority that this is the sum total of his speech:

Fuck the poor!

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:06:07pm

So Trump is going to skip the Thursday night GOP debate and hold some kind of a rally at the same time. He claims he will raise donations for the vets like Wounded Warriors or such.

This is great. I’d love to see a Trump and his real GOP base war against FOX. This could be a killer for FOX.

Good stuff.

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allegro  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:06:21pm

re: #319 makeitstop

The jar I got has $8.99 printed on the label. I didn’t notice they were charging so much!

The company’s site has them for 8.99.

unboundpickling.com

And thanks for the kind words on my salesmanship, Stanley. :)

It isn’t the $8.99. It’s the $10 shipping on top.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:07:23pm

re: #325 allegro

It isn’t the $8.99. It’s the $10 shipping on top.

Ya, the site I bought from has shipping at 5.00.

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majii  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:07:39pm

re: #223 CuriousLurker

I’m thinking that it’s an attempt to stop/slow down some of the public in-fighting we’re witnessing. Good luck with that, Reince. That train left the station long, long, ago.

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gocart mozart  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:08:21pm

re: #311 freetoken

Meh, just Google “Melania + Trump + nude” in Google Images. You’re welcome.

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calochortus  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:08:56pm

re: #328 gocart mozart

Meh, just Google “Melania + Trump + nude” in Google Images. Your welcome.

No. Thanks anyway.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:08:57pm

The Republican governor pledged to protect per-pupil K-12 school funding, Medicaid, social workers, prosecutors, state police and prison correctional officers; hire more public defenders; and fully fund last year’s Senate Bill 192, meant to curb the heroin addiction epidemic, as well as DNA testing of rape kits.

But most of the rest of state government — such as universities, parks, the arts, workplace safety, environmental quality and economic development — would face spending cuts of 4.5 percent this fiscal year, which ends June 30, and then 9 percent over each of the next two fiscal years. This comes on top of $1.6 billion sliced from state spending since 2008 by Bevin’s Democratic predecessor, Steve Beshear.

School teachers and state employees other than those in the protected categories should not count on a pay raise in the next two years, Bevin told reporters at a budget briefing Thursday afternoon.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:09:24pm

re: #268 goddamnedfrank

Anti-choicers still lying their asses off.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:09:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:09:50pm
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ipsos  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:10:26pm

re: #331 No Country For Old Haters

Such a lovely name for such a horrible person.

(Lila, not you, No Country. I’m sure you’re lovely.)

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:10:37pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief…

IT WAS A JOKE!!!11!!!

“IT WAS SATIRE!!!!!

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:11:14pm

re: #297 Charles Johnson

YES I AM EVIL

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Cheechako  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:11:14pm

re: #310 wrenchwench

He plans to run for reelection.

Sheriff Joe is endorsing Trump so he can get a Presidential Pardon. Then Sheriff Joe wants to be head of DHS.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:12:36pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

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it does, that’s why Obama beat both McCain and Romney.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:13:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:13:28pm

re: #334 ipsos

Such a lovely name for such a horrible person.

(Lila, not you, No Country. I’m sure you’re lovely.)

I forgot all about her.. She’s been around a while.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:14:04pm

re: #334 ipsos

Such a lovely name for such a horrible person.

(Lila, not you, No Country. I’m sure you’re lovely.)

In her mind she’s a hero. Most Conservatives are just heavily propagandized dopes. They never made a choice to be horrible. They were born into a dishonest subculture and lacked the brain power to reject it.

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b.d.  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:14:50pm

Bill Clinton talking Donald Trump into running for the GOP nomination was the most genius move in the entirety of American politics.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:15:11pm

re: #337 Cheechako

Sheriff Joe is endorsing Trump so he can get a Presidential Pardon. Then Sheriff Joe wants to be head of DHS.

There’s a big flaw with that cunning plan. No actual power comes with being nominated by a failing party.

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:15:30pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Katy Tur on Tweety’s show said Trump stated he is “a man of my word” so with that bold statement he has to refuse to debate. Right?

HaHaHaHaaaa. This is all so ripe.

I wonder what kind of scurrying is going on at FOX?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:15:41pm

re: #341 No Country For Old Haters

In her mind she’s a hero. Most Conservatives are just heavily propagandized dopes. They never made a choice to be horrible. They were born into a dishonest subculture and lacked the brain power to reject it.

I think that’s why conservatives hate colleges so much. Colleges often have kids thinking about perspectives that are foreign to the ones that wingnut parents teach. For all the complaints about liberal academia “brainwashing” students, they really need to read about what happens at conservative colleges like that of Donald’s new pal, Jerry Jr.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:15:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:16:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:16:44pm

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This guy is such an ass clown.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:17:06pm

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Being a dick worked for Chris Christie, I guess Bevin thinks it will work for him too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:17:52pm

re: #344 ObserverArt

Katy Tur on Tweety’s show said Trump stated he is “a man of my word” so with that bold statement he has to refuse to debate. Right?

HaHaHaHaaaa. This is all so ripe.

I wonder what kind of scurrying is going on at FOX?

Trump is still butthurt over the snarky Fox response to his complaints about Megan.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:17:59pm

This interlocutor is totally brown nosing.

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:18:10pm

re: #342 b.d.

Bill Clinton talking Donald Trump into running for the GOP nomination was the most genius move in the entirety of American politics.

Provided that Trump craters somewhere along the way, preferably doing as much damage to the GOP as possible.

I’m not going to count these chickens before they hatch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:19:13pm

O_o

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:20:29pm

… China… wall….

Nobody ever calls him on that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:21:00pm

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Fucking MRAs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:21:52pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:22:02pm

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump is still butthurt over the snarky Fox response to his complaints about Megan.

What is fun about this war is the way it is all going Trump not debating will hurt FOX. And Trump stands to nick himself with anyone that thinks he is an arrogant ass bully. It’s two hard-headed idiots throwing barbs at each other and many sane people will see it all for what it is. An all asshole war.

I love it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:22:16pm

re: #354 freetoken

… China… wall….

Nobody ever calls him on that.

If I were a reporter, I’d ask him about that, “Mr. Trump, you bash China all the time yet your clothing line makes its clothing in China. So clearly China doesn’t bother you that much that you’re willing to overlook their human and labor rights violations when it comes to making your clothing brand as cheap as possible.”

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:22:32pm

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o
Investigators say a man killed a mother of two in Pittsburgh early Friday morning after she refused to talk to him inside a bar.

To anyone not from Pittsburgh “mother of two” “early Friday morning” and “bar” might seem odd.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:23:33pm

re: #358 HappyWarrior

Well, there’s that too.

But I mean the wall. The Great Wall of China isn’t what Trump sells it as being.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:24:54pm

this sit down interview is worse than the speeches

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:24:55pm

re: #360 freetoken

Well, there’s that too.

But I mean the wall. The Great Wall of China isn’t what Trump sells it as being.

Oh yes, that too.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:26:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:28:32pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:28:45pm

re: #363 Charles Johnson

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Is there something you want to tell us?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:28:50pm

re: #342 b.d.

Bill Clinton talking Donald Trump into running for the GOP nomination was the most genius move in the entirety of American politics.

Yes it was. Has Trump ever wondered why Clinton would encourage him to run against his wife? It’s not as if President Clinton would encourage Trump to run if he thought Trump could actually beat his wife in a general election. Duh!

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:28:55pm

I don’t know how much more of this I can take…

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:30:07pm

Trump is supposed to be in Iowa City in 30 minutes but I think he’s still in Marshalltown…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:30:23pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:32:23pm

re: #328 gocart mozart

Meh, just Google “Melania + Trump + nude” in Google Images. You’re welcome.

Yet I’ve heard Conservatives claim that Melania will bring classiness back to the White House to make up for Michelle’s alleged classlessness.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:33:26pm

… good guy with a gun fantasy again…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:33:52pm

re: #370 Patricia Kayden

Yet I’ve heard Conservatives claim that Melania will bring classiness back to the White House to make up for Michelle’s alleged classlessness.

It was just a job. She was young and had a lot of student loans.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:34:30pm

… bragging about racist John Wayne…

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:34:55pm

this interlocutor has no scruples

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Billy Batts  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:35:00pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:35:46pm

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think this was posted earlier, but it is good to roll it out again.

This was the FOX snark that Trump cited as his being treated unfairly by FOX (not just Kelly) and led to his deciding today to hold to “his word” and not enter the Thursday GOP debate.

We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.

Came form this Mediaite - Fox News Responds to Trump’s Latest ‘Twitter Poll’ With First-Rate Trolling article.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:37:04pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:37:18pm

other than one brief spate of protestors, quite boring…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:39:41pm
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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:40:21pm

Late afternoon in the Pacific Northwest. How is the loon migration going?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:40:28pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:41:25pm

Trump really dug into Ailes in that press conference.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:42:01pm

re: #367 freetoken

I don’t know how much more of this I can take…

She’s filing her nails while they’re dragging the lake…

/Elvis Costello

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:42:14pm

This Trump-vs-Fox battle is brilliant.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:43:22pm

re: #384 freetoken

This Trump-vs-Fox battle is brilliant.

WWE

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:43:41pm

re: #385 Decatur Deb

WWE

Trump is in their Hall of Fame.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:44:41pm

re: #386 freetoken

Trump is in their Hall of Fame.

Lost track when Cyndi Lauper went back to touring.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:44:49pm

re: #222 Kragar

Its like when they let every kid play on the last game of the season.

HEY! Some of us WERE that kid!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:45:24pm

Sanders’ campaign manager response:

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:46:12pm

re: #384 freetoken

This Trump-vs-Fox battle is brilliant.

How do you figure?

Isn’t Trump asking his ‘followers’ to cut the chord to the wingnut mother…FOX?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:49:38pm

but will he offset that from other state funding sources?

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:52:04pm

re: #390 ObserverArt

How do you figure?

Isn’t Trump asking his ‘followers’ to cut the chord to the wingnut mother…FOX?

Trump is playing the game that he is not anyone’s puppet. That is his whole schtick, not taking campaign donations, etc. He can’t be bought.

Today he basically said that the other candidates are wimps. They can’t be their own men (or woman, in one case).

It doesn’t matter that wingnuts are addicted to Fox as Trump has to get many more voters than are Fox watchers.

Polls already indicate that Trump’s strength is among the young and the old, the “moderate” Republicans, and of course the ethno-nationalists. Quite the coalition. Regardless, he has to show that no one can own him, and that include Roger Ailes.

Which is why in the press conference he explicitly called out Ailes by name, several times. Trump made it clear that he thinks Megyn Kelly is second rate, and that Ailes is childish (Trump used that word) for sending out that memo.

This goes back to the reports I linked a couple of weeks ago, about Ailes and Fox and Murdoch, about Ailes battling Murdoch’s children, etc. Trump knows these folk. Trump is playing this ultimate insider card - that he, not Roger Ailes, is Murdoch’s peer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:53:36pm
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KingKenrod  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:58:12pm

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But he found $21 million to renovate a UK men’s basketball dorm that was built 4 years ago.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:58:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 4:59:04pm

re: #395 KingKenrod

But he found $21 million to renovate a UK men’s basketball dorm that was built 4 years ago.

yep, I saw that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:00:19pm

re: #279 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s definitely winter in CA:

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See that fog on the Peninsula? That was weird. Clear in San Mateo, shreds on 280 starting in Burlingame, dense all across San Bruno and South City, but sun shining on Mount San Bruno.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:00:48pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:00:50pm

re: #392 freetoken

Trump is playing the game that he is not anyone’s puppet. That is his whole schtick, not taking campaign donations, etc. He can’t be bought.

Today he basically said that the other candidates are wimps. They can’t be their own men (or woman, in one case).

It doesn’t matter that wingnuts are addicted to Fox as Trump has to get many more voters than are Fox watchers.

Polls already indicate that Trump’s strength is among the young and the old, the “moderate” Republicans, and of course the ethno-nationalists. Quite the coalition. Regardless, he has to show that no one can own him, and that include Roger Ailes.

Which is why in the press conference he explicitly called out Ailes by name, several times. Trump made it clear that he thinks Megyn Kelly is second rate, and that Ailes is childish (Trump used that word) for sending out that memo.

This goes back to the reports I linked a couple of weeks ago, about Ailes and Fox and Murdoch, about Ailes battling Murdoch’s children, etc. Trump knows these folk. Trump is playing this ultimate insider card - that he, not Roger Ailes, is Murdoch’s peer.

All good and well. We shall see. But Murdoch likes money and ratings more than anything…life itself.

Whatever happens…this will be great fun to watch from the sidelines.

By the way…this was put up a few minutes ago…

Washington Post - Fox News head lets Trump walk, keeps Megyn Kelly as debate moderator

Ailes told The Fix on Tuesday afternoon that if it came down to a choice between Trump or Kelly, he’d pick Kelly.

“Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist, and the entire network stands behind her,” Ailes said in a statement. “She will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night.”

So there.

And with that…later. I gotta get busy on some creative thinking for a new logo job.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:01:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:02:48pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:03:22pm

re: #400 ObserverArt

I’m sure the other candidates will try their best to exploit this:

Trump is afraid of Megyn
Trump is afraid of reporters
Trump is shirking Republicans
Trump is not a loyal Republican

and so on.

Yes, we’ll see what sticks.

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:04:05pm

re: #401 Tigger2

Trump claims Latinos love him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:04:14pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:04:43pm

Jeb! : My mom is not afraid of Megyn, so why is Trump?!

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:05:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:05:28pm

O_O

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:06:00pm
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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:06:04pm

re: #98 jaunte

Neo-confederates all over the south begin shaping their mounds of breakfast grits into primitive equestrian sculptures of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Why? Here in Nashville, we already have a POS fiberglass statue of him on horseback, right by I-65 (constructed with private funds on private land, between the CSX tracks and I-65 south of town, a few miles from my office).

He looks a little demonic, which is fitting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:06:17pm

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

nice typo there, Joe. :D

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:06:51pm

re: #410 TedStriker

That’s the one I was thinking of!

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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:06:54pm

Trump is late to Iowa City, so it looks liek they’ve moved the start time back to 730CST.

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Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:07:42pm

re: #404 freetoken

Trump claims Latinos love him.

Yep nothing says I love you more than people getting the right to vote so they can vote against you.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:08:17pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:08:57pm

Iowa City is of course a university town (see Rose Bowl.) So one would think there would be more than just a single protestor.

OTOH, polls show that Trump is the favorite Republican among young people.

Go figure.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:10:23pm

re: #410 TedStriker

Jeezus chryste. I’d kill myself out of shame if that was my work.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:11:48pm

re: #417 Pawn of the Oppressor

Jeezus chryste. I’d kill myself out of shame if that was my work.

Wait ‘til you see the rest of the carousel.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:11:49pm

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

To be honest, calling our soldiers warriors has always bothered me at some level.

So, I guess I am not surprised.

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:12:05pm

re: #412 jaunte

That’s the one I was thinking of!

Believe me, it’s as gaudy and hideous in person as it is in pictures, even at 70 mph.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:12:16pm

Oh. My. God.
He can’t be that fecking clueless…

Obviously, Bevin has never driven over the Brent Spence and dodge falling chunks of concrete.

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:12:46pm

re: #418 Decatur Deb

Wait ‘til you see the rest of the carousel.

*chortles*

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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:14:11pm

This seems like an unforced error by Trump. Then again, everything he has done for the past 7 months that appeared to be a blunder to me turned out just fine for him.

Even so, he is going to be dealing with this kind of thing:

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:14:27pm

re: #419 Ziggy_TARDIS

To be honest, calling our soldiers warriors has always bothered me at some level.

So, I guess I am not surprised.

What’s annoyed me is that we would need something like that to take care if veterans.

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:14:58pm

re: #417 Pawn of the Oppressor

Jeezus chryste. I’d kill myself out of shame if that was my work.

It’s fiberglass, so that gives one some idea of the artistic “talent” at work there.

426
MomSense  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:15:07pm

This Republican contest is the worst. We need a safe word to make it stop.

427
Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:18:22pm

hahaha

428
PhillyPretzel  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:18:35pm

re: #415 goddamnedfrank

It is obvious that he never heard of Alexander Hamilton. If I recall correctly he said, “Millions for defense but not one penny for tribute.” And that Trump person want to negotiate with these people. omg.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:19:35pm

re: #425 TedStriker

I personally wouldn’t shame anybody for having to work in cheap materials, but it fails just about everywhere… And that’s before we get to questions of purpose and artist’s motivation.

Filing under “Proof There is No God” at this time. LOL

Edit:

It reminds me of “art” from a Geocities crank website circa 1995. Like it was drawn by a guy who runs a website with pink text where he draws the aliens that are controlling the government and projecting rays into everyone’s brain with HAARP and Nathan Bedford Forrest is trying to warn us about the chemtrails that make him masturbate in public which is why they won’t let him into the library without CIA supervision.

430
makeitstop  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:21:35pm

re: #396 FormerDirtDart

Trump’s campaign manager says plans in works for COMPETING event with debate with another network

My money’s on CNN.

431
Eventual Carrion  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:23:17pm

re: #308 Jenner7

Joe Arpaio is 83. I didn’t realize he was that old. He needs to retire.

It’s a cushy job just being an asshole. Not like he has to pour concrete or be a waiter or anything strenuous. Just be an asshole as he has always done.

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bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:24:17pm

re: #430 makeitstop

My money’s on CNN.

This would entail risk of Fox running some kind of stunt programming up against the next prime time CNN campaign event.

For this reason, I would look for “One America News Network” or Newsmax TV, an outlet that has nothing at all to lose.

Sad thing for Glenn Beck: if he hadn’t opened that idiotic mouth of his in the last few days HE could easily have this.

433
Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:24:23pm

re: #430 makeitstop

My money’s on CNN.

That’s why your travelling carney show went bankrupt in Two Egg, Florida.

434
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:25:15pm

re: #417 Pawn of the Oppressor

Jeezus chryste. I’d kill myself out of shame if that was my work.

I’d drag myself out of the grave to destroy that, if I were Forrest.

435
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:25:23pm

Richard Dawkins is an Islamophobe and a misogynist, not to mention a bigoted asshat.
(No I don’t think all atheists are like him)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:25:57pm
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freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:26:26pm

Thursday is not the biggest of TV nights but enough cable companies have big programs that they might not want to bump them.

So it might be CNN.

I guess it could be MSNBC. Maybe a joint MSNBC/other NBCU outlet will combine broadcasts.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:26:43pm

re: #435 The Vicious Babushka

Richard Dawkins is an Islamophobe and a misogynist, not to mention a bigoted asshat.
(No I don’t think all atheists are like him)

[Embedded content]

Yeah, him and Harris.
Bunch of asshats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:27:40pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:28:55pm

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

How’d they make out against ISIS?

441
teleskiguy  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:28:55pm

Backwoods_Sleuth shared this with me on Twitter today. Skiing is a dangerous sport, but then again you could take a spill like Angel Collinson did in Alaska and walk away unscathed.

Female Skier Of The Year Tumbles Down Alaskan Mountain

Facebook Post

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:30:25pm

re: #441 teleskiguy

Backwoods_Sleuth shared this with me on Twitter today. Skiing is a dangerous sport, but then again you could take a spill like Angel Collinson did in Alaska and walk away unscathed.

Remember, Grasshopper, a journey of a thousand vertical feet begins with one wrong step.

443
Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:31:07pm

re: #441 teleskiguy

Backwoods_Sleuth shared this with me on Twitter today. Skiing is a dangerous sport, but then again you could take a spill like Angel Collinson did in Alaska and walk away unscathed.

[Embedded content]

Video

[Embedded content]

Don’t mind me, just ragdolling down a mountain.
0_o

444
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:31:09pm

re: #441 teleskiguy

BTW, my mind keeps reading ‘Collinson” as “Collision”

445
EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:31:23pm

re: #441 teleskiguy

I had a broken femur when I was in second grade. The memory of that bit of entertainment pretty much killed any chance I’d become a skier (even though I tried a few times anyway).

446
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:31:59pm
447
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:32:11pm

livestream from Iowa City still no started…

448
EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:33:10pm

re: #446 The Vicious Babushka

It’s not like any other Republican candidate is more truthful than Trump.

449
b.d.  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:34:13pm

The largest applause lines anyone has gotten during the debates so far is when candidate x calls bs on the moderators, gotcha questions and the press.

How is this going to hurt Trump again?

450
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:35:33pm

re: #449 b.d.

Trump was really giving one of the reporters a hard time this afternoon. Quite the little bit of strong arming by Trump. But, I guess that’s why they call strong-men “strong”.

451
Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:36:09pm

I’m curious what my RWNJ Dad thinks of all this.

But not that much to ask & find out……..

452
teleskiguy  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:36:13pm

re: #450 freetoken

I guess that’s why they call strong-men “strong”.

453
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:37:01pm
454
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:37:34pm
455
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:38:29pm

re: #454 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:39:48pm
457
goddamnedfrank  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:42:26pm

Any lawyers in the house care to weigh in on Rebecca’s question. I think the shirt graphic falls squarely under fair use because it’s been transformed and repurposed to a significant degree.

458
Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:42:41pm

re: #320 calochortus

At least the feds seem to be largely coming around to using actual environmental science. They weren’t alone in “maximizing” use of the land. IIRC, way back when the British government required Australian ranchers to have the same livestock densities on their land as the average English farm. Umm, had they ever actually, you know, looked at much of Australia? Did they note that the seasonal rainfall varied wildly? A lot of land was profoundly damaged in the process.

There’s also variation in *what* you have grazing on it. Cattle, buffalo, antelope, sheep, deer, etc. have different plant preferences and grazing methods. Sheep in particular are known for taking plants out down to ground level.

Desert and low-water areas are also known for developing a soil-fungal “crust” that helps hold in moisture and prevent erosion. Lots of herd animals treading on that can break it up with attendant additional issues.

459
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:43:22pm
460
bratwurst  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:44:02pm

Well we know at least one fucking asshole is fully behind Trump’s decision:

John Bolton Cheers Donald Trump’s Decision To Not Attend Upcoming Republican Debate

461
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:44:47pm
462
Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:44:53pm

re: #325 allegro

It isn’t the $8.99. It’s the $10 shipping on top.

My friend who makes and sells hot pepper products (jerky, hot sauce, etc.) has the same issue. Product goes for $5-7 a jar, but the shipping costs are excessive to produce much on-line sales.

chilestuff.com if anyone wants to take a look.

463
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:45:00pm

… now the disembodied voice warning about not touching or harming the protestor …

464
Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:46:00pm

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tax break for the Ark Park. Screw everyone else!

465
Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:46:50pm

Alabama Public Television is about to air a bio pic.

Jefferson Davis: American President.

imdb.com

466
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:47:09pm

little old lady holding up a No Racism sign… crowd looking at her… guard coming to take her away…

467
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:48:23pm

cowpies hitting the fan…

468
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:48:43pm

re: #465 Decatur Deb

Well, consider that Canadians emphasize that they are “Americans” too…

469
jaunte  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:48:48pm
470
Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:49:07pm

Seems the shit may be hitting the fan.

471
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:50:11pm
472
freetoken  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:51:24pm

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Leave”? Shouldn’t they be arrested?

473
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:51:43pm

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

About fuckin’ time.

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:52:30pm

re: #470 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Seems the shit may be hitting the fan.

Makes sense, it was done with little to no warning so the nutters couldn’t man the barricades, they (possibly) took the head nutter into custody, and the whole thing’s happening in the dead of night when the FBI will have the advantage.

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teleskiguy  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:53:19pm
476
Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:53:30pm

Godspeed to The Law.

I did Muttley-snicker at the twitter typo.

“Is it true the hospital is on lockdown?”
“Yes, we’re investigating tumors.”

477
Tigger2  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:53:35pm
478
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:55:01pm
479
Kragar  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:56:00pm

re: #472 freetoken

“Leave”? Shouldn’t they be arrested?

They’ve got their info, they can be served arrest warrants later. Better to focus on the die hards

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:57:08pm
481
Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:57:58pm

re: #478 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

No immediate reports of casualties, which is a hopeful sign.

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BeachDem  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:58:22pm

re: #451 Trump: Free hair gel from me. Come to the beach!

I’m curious what my RWNJ Dad thinks of all this.

But not that much to ask & find out……..

I could step outside and see if I can hear him.
//

483
Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 26, 2016 • 5:59:20pm

For the situation in Oregon I suspect 24-hour rule needs to go into effect.

Highway could have been blocked for a number of reasons; accident, militants set up a toll booth, FBI moved in, etc.

From there it’s going to be 90% rumors and hyperbole as different factions try to play different angles or grab the initial reaction and get their side going as the dominant opinion of what went down.

484
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:02:26pm

re: #483 Feline Fearless Leader

For the situation in Oregon I suspect 24-hour rule needs to go into effect.

Highway could have been blocked for a number of reasons; accident, militants set up a toll booth, FBI moved in, etc.

From there it’s going to be 90% rumors and hyperbole as different factions try to play different angles or grab the initial reaction and get their side going as the dominant opinion of what went down.

BUT i NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!\
///////

485
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:02:44pm
486
Brian J.  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:03:16pm

re: #476 Pawn of the Oppressor

Godspeed to The Law.

I did Muttley-snicker at the twitter typo.

“Is it true the hospital is on lockdown?”
“Yes, we’re investigating tumors.”

THEY’RE NOT TUMAHS!!

487
Decatur Deb  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:03:26pm

re: #483 Feline Fearless Leader

For the situation in Oregon I suspect 24-hour rule needs to go into effect.

Highway could have been blocked for a number of reasons; accident, militants set up a toll booth, FBI moved in, etc.

From there it’s going to be 90% rumors and hyperbole as different factions try to play different angles or grab the initial reaction and get their side going as the dominant opinion of what went down.

Caution, yes. This situation is fairly learnable, though. It should resolve to the background level of conspiracy mongering in a few hours.

488
ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:03:32pm

re: #481 Targetpractice

No immediate reports of casualties, which is a hopeful sign.

Damn that was nasty. Thankfully she kept clear of the exposed rocks.

Seeing that gave me the creeps. All I could think of was ex-Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher on a family vacation in France and skiing into some rocks and then flipping and hitting his head (w/helmet) on a rock. Now with a permanently injured brain.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:04:22pm

re: #268 goddamnedfrank

Anti-choicers still lying their asses off.

[Embedded content]

It brings to mind Simon and Garfunkels’ “The Boxer”: Lila lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie, Lila lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 26, 2016 • 6:07:34pm

re: #481 Targetpractice

No immediate reports of casualties, which is a hopeful sign.

If they can get a net over the whole baboon troop, especially the alpha males, and do it without bloodshed, it could be a tremendous blow to the whole gun-humper conspiracy industry and its numerous deluded disciples.


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