Ted Cruz Is a Dangerously Delusional Religious Fanatic

With a campaign full of extremists
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In a race with religious fanatics like Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson, you really have to be an über-fanatic to stand out, and Ted Cruz definitely fits that bill.

As the elder Cruz explained, Ted and his family “spent six months in prayer” trying to decide if he should seek the presidency, which culminated in a two-hour prayer session at his church where his family and top advisers “spent two hours on our knees seeking God’s will about this decision.”

During that prayer session, Cruz’s wife received “inspiration from God” and told Ted to “seek God’s face, not God’s hand” and, at that moment, the Holy Spirit descended upon everyone in the room and convinced Ted to run.

“It was as if there was a presence of the Holy Spirit in the room and we all were at awe,” Cruz stated, “and Ted, all that came out of his mouth, he said, ‘Here am I Lord, use me. Here am I Lord, I surrender to whatever Your will for my life is.’ And it was at that time that he felt a peace about running for president of the United States.”

But wait, it gets even better. Cruz apparently believes he’s fighting a pitched battle against the Horned One. His Nibs. Yes, I’m talking about … SATAN.

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And Satan isn’t just trying to stop Ted Cruz from being elected president; the unholy one is also sabotaging the campaign’s cell phones.

The host kicked things off by claiming that the campaign is part of a conflict between Heaven and Hell, insisting that Satan “is always on the look out to distract any one of us who prays for our nation and for Ted and for this presidential campaign.”

Satan, she continued, is also “rejoicing over our communication problems,” claiming that technicians were working to defy the Devil by improving the campaign’s communication systems.

And this isn’t just talk, by the way. Cruz is filling up his campaign with religious extremists and whack jobs: Beyond The Pale: Ted Cruz Puts Extremists At The Center Of His Campaign.

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223 comments

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:23:32pm

Not that I believe in Satan, but if that entity did exist, then the Republican party in general and the candidacy of Ted Cruz in particular would be among his works.

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Unabogie  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:23:37pm

And yet media like CNN rarely points any of this out. It’s all TRUMP!!! and HILLARY’S EMAILS!!!

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:25:09pm

The melding of belief, fanaticism, self-interest and cynicism is always very hard to refine. Because Poppa Cruz has long been part of the Benny Hinn travelling fleece industry, I suspect the whole bunch are far more cynics than true believers.

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calochortus  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:27:19pm

Aaaand once again the Almighty has told someone to do exactly what they wanted to.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:28:14pm

well, duh…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:29:48pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, duh…

Republicans fail to override ObamaCare repeal veto

Losers.

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Botsplainer  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:31:41pm

Sad. Dreher blocked me, just when I was getting ready to get into his sock puppetry in the past.

It was somewhere around the “sluts and cads” tweet.

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PeterWolf  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:31:56pm

I was chosen by God, or doing God’s work, are standard Republican lines.

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FourEyeFreckleFace  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:33:31pm

Is it too late to invest in Official Veto Pen stock? Good grief. Obama’s gunna get carpal tunnel.

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unproven innocence  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:33:59pm
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:36:56pm

The weird thing is I can’t figure if Roger Ailes is actually for a Cruz Presidential face on the GOP ticket. Cruz is that unknown quantity that might backfire on the Republican establishment and actually set out to do what he says he will on his campaign.

.. Surely the wonks in those right wing think tanks have run the numbers on Cruz’s tax ideas and recoiled in horror at the massive structural budget deficit built into the equation. Not to mention the effort Cruz will undergo to undermine their authority and replace it with hardcore Christian cultists who genuinely believe they are helping to bring about Armageddon and a Rapture.

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wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:37:04pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:40:54pm

re: #11 Rocky-in-Connecticut

The weird thing is I can’t figure if Roger Ailes is actually for a Cruz Presidential face on the GOP ticket. Cruz is that unknown quantity that might backfire on the Republican establishment and actually set out to do what he says he will on his campaign.

.. Surely the wonks in those right wing think tanks have run the numbers on Cruz’s tax ideas and recoiled in horror at the massive structural budget deficit built into the equation. Not to mention the effort Cruz will undergo to undermine their authority and replace it with hardcore Christian cultists who genuinely believe they are helping to bring about Armageddon and a Rapture.

Should Cruz attain power, he will shed the faithful like a snake sheds its skin. (As soon as it becomes burdensome, after the re-election campaign.)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:41:13pm

The last time we let religionist whackjobs get a hold of the Constitution we got the 18th Amendment.

It took the 21th Amendment to undo the damage.

Never Again.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:42:40pm

re: #7 Botsplainer

Sad. Dreher blocked me, just when I was getting ready to get into his sock puppetry in the past.

It was somewhere around the “sluts and cads” tweet.

Dreher perma banned me from his blog some time back when I asked him how many transgender women he had interviewed before he started on his theories on Caitlyn Jenner being a symbol of corrupted western civilization.

Dreher cannot stand being contradicted in any meaningful sense.

Anyways, you can always use the #roddreherisacoward on twitter.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:43:15pm

re: #14 Eric The Fruit Bat

The last time we let religionist whackjobs get a hold of the Constitution we got the 18th Amendment.

It took the 21th Amendment to undo the damage.

Never Again.

And the prohibition fight was a proxy for anti-immigration and anti-Catholic social warfare of the day.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:43:21pm

re: #11 Rocky-in-Connecticut

The weird thing is I can’t figure if Roger Ailes is actually for a Cruz Presidential face on the GOP ticket. Cruz is that unknown quantity that might backfire on the Republican establishment and actually set out to do what he says he will on his campaign.

.. Surely the wonks in those right wing think tanks have run the numbers on Cruz’s tax ideas and recoiled in horror at the massive structural budget deficit built into the equation. Not to mention the effort Cruz will undergo to undermine their authority and replace it with hardcore Christian cultists who genuinely believe they are helping to bring about Armageddon and a Rapture.

I can’t see the two remaining GOP policy wonks being upset by structural deficits from a tax cut. That would just give the GOP more excuses to cut spending. Pure win, from a GOP point of view.

The W Bush years forever cured me of my delusions that Republicans actually care about having government financing be sound.

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andres  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:43:27pm

re: #1 EPR-radar

Not that I believe in Satan, but if that entity did exist, then the Republican party in general and the candidacy of Ted Cruz in particular would be among his works.

Heck, he could retire to LA and help the police punish criminals for entertainment!

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:44:52pm

re: #7 Botsplainer

Sad. Dreher blocked me, just when I was getting ready to get into his sock puppetry in the past.

It was somewhere around the “sluts and cads” tweet.

Anyways, post here the tweets here so I can retweet. I saw he is off to the races on librul books turning good little boys and girls into ravening sex maniacs. His imagination must be a real treat.

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calochortus  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:45:49pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

And the prohibition fight was a proxy for anti-immigration and anti-Catholic social warfare of the day.

Also, for the working class, alcoholism and Dad drinking his earnings away at the corner bar was a serious economic issue.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:46:00pm

re: #7 Botsplainer

Sad. Dreher blocked me, just when I was getting ready to get into his sock puppetry in the past.

It was somewhere around the “sluts and cads” tweet.

I haven’t heard about this. Mr. $25 dollar vocabulary words in support of theocracy uses sock puppets for internet auto-fellatio? That hardly seems to be in accordance with God’s will and/or eternal truths.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:46:58pm

re: #20 calochortus

Also, for the working class, alcoholism and Dad drinking his earnings away at the corner bar was a serious economic issue.

Good thing we developed meth technology.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:47:17pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

And the prohibition fight was a proxy for anti-immigration and anti-Catholic social warfare of the day.

It still is-it’s just better hidden.

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calochortus  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:47:31pm

re: #22 Decatur Deb

Good thing we developed meth technology.

Progress!

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:49:18pm

re: #23 Eric The Fruit Bat

It still is-it’s just better hidden.

“Mi’ primo can get you a bag, night or day, anywhere in the barrio.”

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unproven innocence  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:49:44pm

Evolution Is A Communist Lie, Gay Rights Endanger Children (Says Rafael Cruz) -youtube
Published on Nov 11, 2013
“Rafael Cruz, the father of Ted Cruz and the Texas Senator’s number one surrogate, is a favorite among Tea Party and Religious Right activists with his birther, Christian Nationalist and End Times-focused speeches. Back in June, he spoke to a Texas men’s prayer breakfast where he denounced the theory of evolution as a lie that, along with gay rights, will bring about communism…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:52:31pm

Them librul establishment culture types turning the boys into “cads” and the delicate virginal daughters into whores.

Wow.

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sagehen  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:53:08pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

And the prohibition fight was a proxy for anti-immigration and anti-Catholic social warfare of the day.

With probably some anti-semitism in the mix.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:53:42pm

Trump whining right now.

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freetoken  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:55:26pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

And the prohibition fight was a proxy for anti-immigration and anti-Catholic social warfare of the day.

That might have been true in some areas, but Temperance movements had many dimensions.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:57:38pm

re: #28 sagehen

With probably some anti-semitism in the mix.

Oh yeah, though that bled into ‘anti-immigrant’ in those years. Our town has communities of Jewish and Arab families who lived through the Reconstruction era. Theirs is a different story than the Ellis Island arrivals.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:57:47pm

re: #30 freetoken

That might have been true in some areas, but Temperance movements had many dimensions.

All of them were Utopian drivel.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:57:48pm

re: #27 Aunty Entity Dragon

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Them librul establishment culture types turning the boys into “cads” and the delicate virginal daughters into whores.

Wow.

Cads? Bounders, rakes, and poltroons as well, no doubt.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:58:05pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2016
Contact: Judge Steve Grasty
XXX-XXX-XXXX

The Harney County Court is aware of a “Letter of Intent” issued by the Pacific Patriots Network (PPN). That letter demands a response, but it is unclear from whom the response is requested and to whom the response should be provided. The County Court issues the following statement.

The PPN grieves “Immediate detention by investigating agency of the FBI special agent in charge along with all agents and LEO involved in the shooting death of Lavoy Finicum. A first hand eyewitness account in conjunction with the FBI released video presents reasonable probably cause for arrest while the investigation take place.”

SB 111 was passed by the 2007 Oregon Legislature. It has been codified as Oregon Revised Statues 181A.775 to 181A.815. These statutes require that any use of deadly physical force by a police officer which causes the death of a person be investigated. The Deschutes County Major Incident Team is investigating the circumstances of the incident. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on this investigation assisted by detectives from the Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department and Oregon State Police. Due to the importance and complexity of such investigations, we anticipate the investigation will continue for several days to weeks. Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan has transferred review of the investigation to Malheur County District Attorney stating that, “In the interest of transparency and to prevent any perceived conflict of interest, it is appropriate to have a district attorney with no prior involvement review the investigation. I have requested Malheur County District Attorney, Dan Norris, review the investigation and make a decision regarding the appropriate use of deadly physical force.”

PPN’s second grievance “Immediate removal of all militarized FBI personnel and equipment from Harney County. All State and County Law Enforcement officers are not included and requested to stay and assist in the process to keep the peace. We are requesting that the remaining occupants at the National Wildlife Refuge be dealt with by local and State law enforcement with the assistance of federal negotiators.”

Neither the Harney County Court nor the Harney County Sheriff has the authority to remove the FBI from activity on federal lands within Harney County, particularly in light of the continuing occupation of a federal facility. The recommendation of use of a federal negotiator is being followed.

PPN’s third grievance is “Immediate resignation of Judge Steve Grasty, Sheriff David Ward, County commissioner Pete Runnels, and County commissioner Dan Nichols.”

All four individuals decline this request.
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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:59:09pm

re: #33 Shiplord Kirel

Cads? Bounders, rakes, and poltroons as well, no doubt.

I’m surprised he didn’t find a way to work “nominalist” and “univocity” into the tweet. He’s slipping.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 3:59:21pm

re: #30 freetoken

That might have been true in some areas, but Temperance movements had many dimensions.

True, but follow the relationship of the 1920’s klan, Prohibition, and Al Smith’s 1928 campaign.

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:02:59pm

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:03:20pm
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Emoprog Refugee  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:03:21pm
Here am I Lord, I surrender to whatever Your will for my life is.

Cool. So, if he wins, it’s what God wants, and if he loses, that, too, is what God wants. Got it.

Oh wait, nope:

Satan “is always on the look out to distract any one of us who prays for our nation and for Ted and for this presidential campaign.”

So, if Ted wins, it’s cuz God wants it, and if Ted loses, it’s cuz Satan is stronger than God, and, out of the 7.3 billion humans and myriad other creatures on this planet he could have it out for, despises Ted Cruz in particular (wow. Satan and I have common ground).

I had no idea there was so much riding on this campaign. It’s so cool how Ted Cruz knows exactly what God wants. So what happens to heaven and hell when Ted loses?

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:04:04pm

what’s all this i hear about re-tail politics

i think you should just get out if you’ve lost your tail

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:04:07pm

re: #29 Stanley Sea

Trump whining right now.

Are the news people still giving him 24/7 coverage?

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Mattand  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:04:46pm

A crazy lady said:

Satan, she continued, is also “rejoicing over our communication problems,” claiming that technicians were working to defy the Devil by improving the campaign’s communication systems.

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world Anonymous was responsible for the DDoS that took out Cruz’s network.

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wrenchwench  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:05:06pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

The Deschutes County Major Incident Team is investigating the circumstances of the incident. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on this investigation assisted by detectives from the Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department and Oregon State Police.

Cracks me up that it took place in Dey Shoots! County.

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calochortus  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:05:27pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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I am so sorry.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:05:44pm

Am I going to hell if I believe these Cruz Cons are not all that Christian and it’s way way more show than go.

Christianity can be a good business.

And then there are monks.

Hmmmm. Yeah, when it comes to slicksters like Raffi and Teddy I am going to be real cynical.

Sorry. Part of my own Catholic upbringing. Being steeped in a religion teaches you a lot about religions.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:05:49pm

“Package sales” of alcohol were illegal in Lubbock until 2008. “Liquor by the drink,” ie bar and restaurant sales, had been legal since 1972 but the hooch could not be carried off the premises.
Lubbock has almost the same number of bars (216) as churches (224) but the large influx of package stores since 2008 has given the booze forces a decisive numerical advantage.

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freetoken  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:06:30pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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calochortus  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:07:07pm

If I’m going for a walk today, I’d better go do it.
Laterz.

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SirMixALot  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:07:27pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

The 18th was not completely the fault of evangelicals. It was a misguided attempted by a coalition of groups hoping to end societal ills. Women’s groups and other progressives supported it as a means of ending domestic violence and poverty caused by fathers spending all their wages on alcohol.

Anyway speaking as a Cuban-American I’m so offended by both Cruz and his father. Evangelicalism is not part of Cuban cultural. Period. Its just another example of how both Cruz men are completely out of touch with the Cuban community. Bragging that your father helped Castro is just the most bizarre revelation any Cuban-American could make. Its like saying my grandfather helped Hilter before he knew he was bad. I know I’m being over the top, but to Cuban-Americans that’s what it sounds like. Its not an accident that neither Cruz and Rubio are polling well in the Miami. Jeb Bush is doing better with Miami Cubans. These two are just an embarrassment.

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:07:27pm

re: #7 Botsplainer

Dreher has blocked me too. Don’t point out his PC double standards. Rod is the most persecuted man in all of history, more so than Jesus. At least Jesus had some help. Rod has to get up on that cross all by himself.

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Mattand  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:08:21pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

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Jesus, all terrorists are the same whether they’re ISIS or Y’all Queda: a child’s grasp of the world around them, locked into the bodies of adult men armed with assault weapons.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:08:24pm

re: #41 WhatEVs

Are the news people still giving him 24/7 coverage?

CNN.

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Emoprog Refugee  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:08:33pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

WhatEVs, I am so sorry. Hugs and condolences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:09:29pm
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ipsos  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:09:39pm

((((WhatEVs))))

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:10:06pm

re: #38 Aunty Entity Dragon

Our culture’s establishment

dont you mean SATAN???

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:10:18pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

Cracks me up that it took place in Dey Shoots! County.

It didn’t, took place in Harney County on road to Grant County

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No Depression  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:11:08pm

re: #50 gocart mozart

Dreher has blocked me too. Don’t point out his PC double standards. Rod is the most persecuted man in all of history, more so than Jesus. At least Jesus had some help. Rod has to get up on that cross all by himself.

Yeesh, why can’t you guys just let Rod shame some sluts in peace? /

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Mattand  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:11:26pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

I’m so sorry to hear that. Condolences.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:11:55pm

listening to tee vee this week it turns out that all of the candidates will definitely be elected president

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:13:16pm

Am I being cynical or is the media trying to make Zika the new Ebola?

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:14:21pm

re: #61 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Am I being cynical or is the media trying to make Zika the new Ebola?

It sounds like real bad news, though…and it is spread by mosquitoes. Not good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:14:43pm

re: #61 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Am I being cynical or is the media trying to make Zika the new Ebola?

That’s what I said downstairs.
Waiting for Trump or one of the other lunatic candidates to run with it to blast immigration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:15:12pm

re: #62 Aunty Entity Dragon

It sounds like real bad news, though…and it is spread by mosquitoes. Not good.

Now there’s a report from Dallas that it’s sexually transmitted as well.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:15:44pm

re: #41 WhatEVs

Also very very sorry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:17:09pm

breaking news, I suppose…

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CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:17:10pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

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And yet it’s Da’esh we’re supposed to be concerned about. I hate these religious freaks—all of them—with the heat of a thousand suns. Deceitful manipulators, every one.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!!11!

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:17:16pm

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

The real problem for Zika is for pregmant women. The fact that now there appears to be a new vector, that now complicates things. The big thing will be whether they can get a good cheap reliable test out until they can get a vaccine.

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:18:29pm

re: #61 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Am I being cynical or is the media trying to make Zika the new Ebola?

The Olympics is supposed to be in Brazil this summer. People from all over the world will be going there. Yesterday, they were saying that Zika is transmissible through sex.

Brazil really needs the Olympics. But, man, there is no better way to start a pandemic than have people from every country in the world conglomerating in a place that is having such a problem.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:20:01pm

((((WhatEVs))))

Nasty disease……

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DobermanBoston  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:20:15pm

Are we going to reach peak trans in the conservative blogosphere anytime soon?

If not, can we lobby transgender bloggers to start incessant posts on Austrian Economics, in the interest of symmetry?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:20:57pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now there’s a report from Dallas that it’s sexually transmitted as well.

Takes a gentle touch to blow a mosquito.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:21:51pm

re: #72 Decatur Deb

Takes a gentle touch to blow a mosquito.

Of course someone just had to go there.
/

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:22:37pm

re: #71 DobermanBoston

Are we going to reach peak trans in the conservative blogosphere anytime soon?

If not, can we lobby transgender bloggers to start incessant posts on Austrian Economics, in the interest of symmetry?

I would rather chew my arms off in a Vogon poetry appreciation chair.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:23:28pm

Another one warning Ace of Spades not to be like me. LOL

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:23:32pm

Dinner time. BBL.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:23:33pm

re: #1 EPR-radar

Not that I believe in Satan, but if that entity did exist, then the Republican party in general and the candidacy of Ted Cruz in particular would be among his works.

Or maybe God has a very vindictive sense of humor…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:23:48pm

...

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:24:06pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Another one warning Ace of Spades not to be like me. LOL

Don’t do it, Ace!!!!!!!!!!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:24:34pm

re: #29 Stanley Sea

As opposed to any other time that man has ever spoken?

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CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:25:04pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

Am I going to hell if I believe these Cruz Cons are not all that Christian and it’s way way more show than go.

Christianity can be a good business.

And then there are monks.

Hmmmm. Yeah, when it comes to slicksters like Raffi and Teddy I am going to be real cynical.

Sorry. Part of my own Catholic upbringing. Being steeped in a religion teaches you a lot about religions.

He either believes it or he’s faking it really well. Either way, he’s very well versed in the shibboleths particular to fanatical, fundie Christians.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:25:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:26:00pm

Hey, he deleted it! Screenshot…

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:26:23pm

re: #21 EPR-radar

Mr. $25 dollar vocabulary words in support of theocracy uses sock puppets for internet auto-fellatio? That hardly seems to be in accordance with God’s will and/or eternal truths.

How do you know God wouldn’t support that, most of the Bible was written by sock puppets.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:27:29pm

That’s gotta hurt….

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:28:08pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:29:02pm

re: #84 gocart mozart


Deal with this, Rod.
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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:29:06pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

well, duh…

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Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped the DCCC from sending a series of emails, since 1/28, entitled:

President Obama DISRESPECTED
Obamacare GONE
CRUSHING loss
TRAGIC loss
Democrats in trouble
ALL HOPE IS LOST

I just can’t believe they actually raise money with this crap, but apparently they do, or they’d STOP!!

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plansbandc  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:29:15pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

I’m so sorry for your loss. ((((WhatEVs))))

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:30:25pm
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b_sharp  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:30:38pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

{{{{WE}}}}

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freetoken  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:30:52pm

re: #88 BeachDem

Yeah, shock mailers - they all go in the trash as fast as I can throw them.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:31:21pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

I hadn’t noticed before that the Cruz logo is a stylized flame.

Appropriate for a theocrat like Cruz who would like to have autos da fe on the White House lawn.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:32:30pm

re: #81 CuriousLurker

He either believes it or he’s faking it really well. Either way, he’s very well versed in the shibboleths particular to fanatical, fundie Christians.

These people are faith-healers. The sick believe them, the healers know the pitch.

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freetoken  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:34:44pm

Regarding the Cruz family, remember the story of the divorce.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:34:48pm

re: #91 b_sharp

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Seconded.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:35:42pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:37:08pm

Trump whining about Rubio

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:37:29pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

Sorry to hear that WhatEVs. Wishing everyone involved peace.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:37:54pm

Trump: media are the worst people EVER!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:38:56pm
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Alephnaught  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:42:44pm

Just back from a fantastic concert by Villagers at the beautiful upper hall of Oran Mor.

Here’s what they sound like:

Villagers - Hot Scary Summer (Official Video)

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CleverToad  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:44:36pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

{{{WhatEVs}}}

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lawhawk  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:44:40pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

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EmmaAnne  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:44:52pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Another one warning Ace of Spades not to be like me. LOL

I wonder if they are as hung up on John Cole?

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Jenner7  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:45:52pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:47:06pm
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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:47:29pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

I am so sorry.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:48:20pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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{{WhatEvs}}

So sorry. Don’t beat yourself up too bad. You did what you could.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:49:09pm

re: #39 Emoprog Refugee

With all these Gods and Satans pulling on me every time I try to have a private thought, it’s a miracle I ever think at all.

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Billy Batts  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:49:31pm

Sarah Palin’s English. LOLZ.
takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:51:58pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

My God I am so sorry.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:53:53pm

re: #110 Pawn of the Oppressor

With all these Gods and Satans pulling on me every time I try to have a private thought, it’s a miracle I ever think at all.

And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

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allegro  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:53:57pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:54:25pm

Trump’s rally tonight is just more of the same old fear-mongering and pandering shit.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:55:36pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:59:14pm

re: #72 Decatur Deb

Takes a gentle touch to blow a mosquito.

Rumor has it that’s not the act required.

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CleverToad  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:59:41pm

re: #88 BeachDem

Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped the DCCC from sending a series of emails, since 1/28, entitled:

President Obama DISRESPECTED
Obamacare GONE
CRUSHING loss
TRAGIC loss
Democrats in trouble
ALL HOPE IS LOST

I just can’t believe they actually raise money with this crap, but apparently they do, or they’d STOP!!

Oh crap, not that dismal garbage again. I finally wound up unsubscribing, after telling them many, many times how counter-productive it was in 2014. I’d like to see an analysis of funds raised by the doom-n-gloom emails vs. funds raised by encouraging, positive messages. (Of course, that would require that they SEND some of the latter…)

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 4:59:57pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s rally tonight is just more of the same old fear-mongering and pandering shit.

This is my surprised face
:-|

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:00:08pm

jeebus, Paris, take the oil, bomb the oil, climate change, carbon footprint, merry christmas.

Obama in his Boeing going to Hawaii to celebrate christmas or whatever it is he celebrates, spewing carbon and juices, stays for weeks and plays golf, and then comes back to talk about global warming…

The only global warming we need to worry about is global warming from nuclear weapons.
If anyone attacks us when Trump is president, we’ll beat the shit out of them.

good grief.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:00:43pm

Trump seems to think that no one else is doing anything about ISIS.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:01:44pm

re: #118 CleverToad

Oh crap, not that dismal garbage again. I finally wound up unsubscribing, after telling them many, many times how counter-productive it was in 2014. I’d like to see an analysis of funds raised by the doom-n-gloom emails vs. funds raised by encouraging, positive messages. (Of course, that would require that they SEND some of the latter…)

What they really need to start doing is start dropping truth bombs and pointing out how fucking insane the GOP has become and stop worrying about whether people will say mean things about them for telling the truth.

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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:02:52pm

So apparently, some lunatic tried to attack or kill Melissa Harris-Perry during the Iowa caucuses.

I’m not seeing anything in the news about this, which seems incredibly weird to me.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:04:38pm

I have had the idea for this image for a time now…this thread convinced me to finish it off.

Amazing how simple it was to blend the features of the two. Teddy has the face to go with a lot of bad!

Want to scare yourself…click for full size.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:05:41pm

re: #123 scottslemmons

So apparently, some lunatic tried to attack or kill Melissa Harris-Perry during the Iowa caucuses.

I’m not seeing anything in the news about this, which seems incredibly weird to me.

This country simply does not value black women. They’re at the absolute bottom of the institutional racist / misogynist value structure.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:07:39pm

So I made up this hashtag #TedCruzIsAGiantDildo

Let’s get it trending!

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Billy Batts  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:08:19pm

Any wine-loving lizards here? Having a bottle of Lodi. $20, and it is FANTASTIC!!!

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:08:43pm

re: #118 CleverToad

Oh crap, not that dismal garbage again. I finally wound up unsubscribing, after telling them many, many times how counter-productive it was in 2014. I’d like to see an analysis of funds raised by the doom-n-gloom emails vs. funds raised by encouraging, positive messages. (Of course, that would require that they SEND some of the latter…)

The same people must be running the Stop Citizens United group because their emails are almost identical. When I unsubscribed, they asked why. I wrote: Too frequent. Too hysterical. Too much like the DCCC emails.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:12:06pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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Billy Batts  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:13:30pm

re: #126 The Vicious Babushka

Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve a giant dildo.

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TedStriker  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:15:17pm

re: #130 Billy Batts

Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve is a giant dildo.

FTFY…

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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:15:42pm

re: #125 goddamnedfrank

This country simply does not value black women. They’re at the absolute bottom of the institutional racist / misogynist value structure.

This is true, but — someone with a slot on a major TV network gets attacked by a mumbling lunatic during the first major caucus of the year and is rescued by her students — this is something that is incredibly TV-worthy. The fact that no one’s talking about it is mind-boggling.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:15:47pm

Why does Chris Hayes give an ideologue and plagiarist like Ben Domenech air time? The Federalist is one of the most dishonest hacky right wing sites on the web. These people shouldn’t be legitimized.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:17:43pm

re: #125 goddamnedfrank

Problem is you tweet this the shitgoblins like Le Furby au Rage, Milo and the rest of misogynistic MGTOWers will just start flinging their poo.

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:19:37pm

re: #132 scottslemmons

This is true, but — someone with a slot on a major TV network gets attacked by a mumbling lunatic during the first major caucus of the year and is rescued by her students — this is something that is incredibly TV-worthy. The fact that no one’s talking about it is mind-boggling.

But TRUMP said some words…and Sarah Palin TRIED to say some words…and Marco Rubio came in third and so is the hottest news of the day. They don’t have time to cover something so banal as an attack on someone like MHP. WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES!!
/

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:20:16pm

re: #132 scottslemmons

It’s getting to the point now that we’re going to have to start engaging in sousveillance.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:20:37pm

Dear NYT: Remove the words “all but” Replace with , all butt,

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:21:20pm

re: #131 TedStriker

FTFY…

Until he was circumcised, Ted couldn’t wear open collared shirts.

The foreskin kept rolling up.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:23:33pm

re: #118 CleverToad

Oh crap, not that dismal garbage again. I finally wound up unsubscribing, after telling them many, many times how counter-productive it was in 2014. I’d like to see an analysis of funds raised by the doom-n-gloom emails vs. funds raised by encouraging, positive messages. (Of course, that would require that they SEND some of the latter…)

I’ve stopped paying attention to much of our emailings—too many voices, repetitive, and no genuine feedback process.

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:23:44pm

re: #138 Schroedinger’s Dog

Until he was circumcised, Ted couldn’t wear open collared shirts.

The foreskin kept rolling up.

I sooooooo stolded that from you.

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KingKenrod  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:24:02pm

re: #34 FormerDirtDart

A response from the court to their bullshit is more than they deserve.

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:24:05pm

I’d like to thank you all for your kindness. I appreciate the thoughts so much.

I keep going back and forth, almost minute-by-minute, from heart-wrenching sobs to being so angry I could spit.

I am going to hit the couch. Thank you all again.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:24:47pm

re: #140 WhatEVs

I sooooooo stolded that from you.

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No upding?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:25:58pm

“HILLARY CHEATED.”

“COIN TOSSES WERE FIXED.”

“MISSING PRECINCTS!!!!!”

Yeah. That’s my FB right now. Ugh.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:27:07pm

re: #142 WhatEVs

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:27:21pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:27:59pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

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Botsplainer  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:28:28pm

re: #19 Aunty Entity Dragon

Anyways, post here the tweets here so I can retweet. I saw he is off to the races on librul books turning good little boys and girls into ravening sex maniacs. His imagination must be a real treat.

Dunno how to embed, but here you go.

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b.d.  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:28:30pm

re: #144 GlutenFreeJesus

“HILLARY CHEATED.”

“COIN TOSSES WERE FIXED.”

“MISSING PRECINCTS!!!!!”

Yeah. That’s my FB right now. Ugh.

I’ve about had enough of this Bernie “tie” now too.

Hillary won, Bernie lost. There was no tie. It couldn’t have been much closer but the history books aren’t going to call it a tie

“It Was A Tie!” - A Fish Called Wanda (Airport Scene, Vietnam, Winners)

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:29:07pm

Been reading one of the online dictionaries of Carny terms. Until you grasp it, your political education is hobbled.

goodmagic.com

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:29:32pm

This is the guy Chris Hayes is treating like a responsible conservative voice: Ben Domenech.

Domenech was hired by the Washington Post’s online arm to write a blog providing “a daily mix of commentary, analysis and cultural criticism”.[25] Media Matters for America criticized the choice, claiming that “[t]here [were], however, no progressive bloggers — and no one left of center with the credentials of a political operative — on washingtonpost.com to provide balance to Domenech.”[26] Instapundit founder Glenn Reynolds told the New York Times that Domenech’s appointment attracted anger “because he was a conservative and he was given real estate at The Washington Post” and this spurred bloggers to find “something they could use to get rid of him.”[27]

“Red America” launched on March 21, 2006, but Domenech resigned three days later after only six posts, after other bloggers posted evidence that Domenech had plagiarized work from the Washington Post, The New Yorker, humorist P. J. O’Rourke, and several other writers. O’Rourke denied Domenech’s claim that the humorist had granted permission to use his words, adding that he could not recall ever meeting the college student.[10] Editors for Domenech’s college newspaper, The Flat Hat, denied allegations by Domenech that one instance of plagiarism was because the editors had “inserted a passage from the New Yorker in an article without his knowledge,” saying that “Mr. Domenech’s actions, if true, [were] deeply offensive.”[28] On March 24, 2006, the editors of National Review confirmed on its blog The Corner[29] that Domenech appeared to have plagiarized for at least one article he had written for that publication. Washington Post online editor Jim Brady announced Domenech’s resignation saying “[a]n investigation into these allegations [of plagiarism] was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately.”[30]

After initially denying the plagiarism allegations, Domenech apologized, writing in a RedState post entitled “Contrition,” that “[t]here is no excuse for this…. I hope that nothing I’ve done as a teenager or in my professional life will reflect badly on the movement and principles I believe in.”[31]

More recently, Domenech was involved in a journalism scandal that resulted in the removal of his work from The Washington Examiner and the Huffington Post when it was disclosed that Domenech received $36,000 from Joshua Trevino, a conservative pundit and lobbyist, to write favorable opinion pieces about the government of Malaysia without disclosing the relationship. The payments came to light when Trevino registered as a foreign agent of the Malaysian government.[32]

After disclosure of the payments, The Washington Examiner and San Francisco Examiner, removed Domenech’s post from its website and replaced it with an editors’ note saying that “the author of this item presented content for which, unbeknownst to us, and in violation of our standards, had received payment from a third party mentioned therein — a payment which he also failed to disclose.” The Washington Examiner owned the San Francisco Examiner at the time and content was shared.[32]

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b_sharp  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:30:26pm

re: #147 Blind Frog Belly White

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Well put, & meaningful.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:30:57pm

re: #140 WhatEVs

I sooooooo stolded that from you.

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An early picture of Ted Cruz…

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DobermanBoston  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:30:59pm

re: #148 Botsplainer

Dunno how to embed, but here you go.

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The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.
-V.I. Lenin

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:31:34pm

Ack…looks like the thunderstorms are headin’ my way. My area of Ohio isn’t under any warnings but it still looks like it is going to be some heavy storms starting in an hour or two.

Looks real nasty around Cincinnati right now. Hope you are buttoned down Sleuth…looks bumpy.

156
Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:34:31pm

re: #155 ObserverArt

Ack…looks like the thunderstorms are headin’ my way. My area of Ohio isn’t under any warnings but it still looks like it is going to be some heavy storms starting in an hour or two.

Looks real nasty around Cincinnati right now. Hope you are buttoned down Sleuth…looks bumpy.

Many, many tons of hot Gulf water are flying past us towards TN and KY tonight. If it hits bitter cold, someone is in for it.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:35:34pm

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:36:02pm
159
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:36:06pm

re: #144 GlutenFreeJesus

“HILLARY CHEATED.”

“COIN TOSSES WERE FIXED.”

“MISSING PRECINCTS!!!!!”

Yeah. That’s my FB right now. Ugh.

We Democrats would do well not to act like Republicans.

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b_sharp  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:38:27pm

re: #159 Blind Frog Belly White

We Democrats would do well not to act like Republicans.

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So how were the coin tosses fixed, I wonder?

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Timothy Watson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:39:57pm

re: #27 Aunty Entity Dragon

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Them librul establishment culture types turning the boys into “cads” and the delicate virginal daughters into whores.

Wow.

I guess we should go back to the days of the 1500s where 12-year-old girls were sold into marriages.

162
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:40:23pm
163
PhillyPretzel  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:40:48pm

re: #160 b_sharp

Double headed or tailed coins.

164
ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:40:53pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

Many, many tons of hot Gulf water are flying past us towards TN and KY tonight. If it hits bitter cold, someone is in for it.

Yeah, I see it looks like the upper half of ‘bammy is under attack right now. Luckily all the area this storm is heading into is warm.

But, I understand there is a cold front coming in from the back side of it up our way. Probably some snowing to occur. Hope not. We have been so low on snow this year. I hope it keeps up.

Little Fuzzy Rodent Buckeye Chuck saw his shadow. So if it holds the way it seems to go for the little fuzzball, winter will be over in two weeks. He’s got it all backwards.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:41:20pm

re: #160 b_sharp

So how were the coin tosses fixed, I wonder?

Three sided coins.
Tricksy bastards.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:42:12pm

re: #165 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Three sided coins.
Tricksy bastards.

Special magician ninja squads.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:42:52pm

re: #160 b_sharp

So how were the coin tosses fixed, I wonder?

Don’t make me stop this car.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:42:58pm

D&D coins!

169
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:43:10pm

re: #155 ObserverArt

170
Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:43:13pm

re: #156 Decatur Deb

Many, many tons of hot Gulf water are flying past us towards TN and KY tonight. If it hits bitter cold, someone is in for it.

Is the moisture definitely from the Gulf? Because I smelled ocean here in North Texas yesterday and I thought I was losing my mind.

Coming back to work from a long lunch yesterday it was warm out, and humid, and the ocean smell was so strong I was having flashbacks to being at the beach in spring. It wasn’t just a salt air smell, but a real biological beach-rot smell like you get from seaweed and salt crust and tide water. I thought maybe Gulf moisture could retain an ocean smell for a little ways inland, but not hundreds of miles.

172
Whack-A-Mole  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:43:49pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

4Kes1lN+ZSr46E2NSIkeMz3KtttU4pNWEoekF41F6i/h6fXBcmMOeugHlFKpfUURyIvblPcZTy4MiDlaDOL6aw3/Et6TERZlufcK7lZjaK2cRI0lxU43zrG7cIbLR4AxHyfhKpE4kjA3jlepx67K9ka5WKLsVnRcQvj1hza0SIED4O6LGxJNGyPu1cVqN1PPdd/3zV/RAq2toDz7EFAVkgyiQdDnhbWVtAgumGpwZvXrE6bf/81QPoTrRFZ6MLqp

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:43:57pm

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

D&D coins!

20 sided, yo!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:43:58pm

re: #170 Pawn of the Oppressor

That was me. Sorry!

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b.d.  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:45:16pm

LOSER!

176
Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:46:16pm

re: #173 Not a Sparkly Vampire

20 sided, yo!

The fate of the nation decided on a die throw.

“And that’s a natural 1 for Senator Cruz. Better luck next time, jackass.”

“THAT DIE IS DEPLETED! I DEMAND A RETHROW!”

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:46:49pm

re: #139 Decatur Deb

I’ve stopped paying attention to much of our emailings—too many voices, repetitive, and no genuine feedback process.

I just skim the subject lines for the drama, then delete. Doesn’t disrupt my day too much.

It’s now the phone calls that are driving me insane. What happened to the DoNotCall List? Just this minute got the fourth of the day from breast cancer awareness charities (the first came at 8:30 this morning.) I generally don’t answer, but this one was coming in fast and furious. Told them to take me off their list—we’ll see.

(The political and polling calls are bad enough—I know they don’t qualify for DNC, but these fundraising ones are off the chain—day and night—don’t know where they all got my #—arrgggh.)

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:46:57pm

SAVING THROW, SAVING THROW!

179
Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:47:01pm

re: #162 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Terror Tots !!1!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:48:02pm

re: #175 b.d.

LOSER!

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Needz moar sad trombone

181
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:48:10pm

re: #178 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Saving throw failed.

182
goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:49:15pm
183
Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:49:30pm

re: #170 Pawn of the Oppressor

Is the moisture definitely from the Gulf? Because I smelled ocean here in North Texas yesterday and I thought I was losing my mind.

Coming back to work from a long lunch yesterday it was warm out, and humid, and the ocean smell was so strong I was having flashbacks to being at the beach in spring. It wasn’t just a salt air smell, but a real biological beach-rot smell like you get from seaweed and salt crust and tide water. I thought maybe Gulf moisture could retain an ocean smell for a little ways inland, but not hundreds of miles.

Might be to the east of you. We can’t really smell the Gulf here in Lower Alabama, but we can sure smell a paper mill in Georgia when the wind is right.

wunderground.com

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:49:47pm

re: #143 Schroedinger’s Dog

No upding?

Remedied!! So sorry!!

185
Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:51:11pm

re: #184 WhatEVs

Remedied!! So sorry!!

No problem….Was said in jest, actually. I was more honored than anything.

186
Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:53:03pm

re: #184 WhatEVs

Remedied!! So sorry!!

Plagiarism is the sincerest form of appreciation, so when somebody steals something I stole from somewhere else, I always feel very gratified.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:53:12pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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And a sabreuse, at that!

188
Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:54:25pm

re: #181 Eric The Fruit Bat

Saving throw failed.

Fine.
*Anti-osmium bomb away!*

189
Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:54:48pm
190
Belafon  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:55:20pm

re: #18 andres

Heck, he could retire to LA and help the police punish criminals for entertainment!

One of my favorite parts of the show is that Lucifer won’t let the humans blame him for their own actions.

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WhatEVs  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:55:38pm

re: #172 Whack-A-Mole

UjM35hqWbnVjXFXbiyzEPERFxGCWJf9dBFrIC0mMYzyhPeQRVeoMd1Jrnm7aSejGlqmOxjGcYCIdZ9+lJeErVEtJyv6WTrWJAbMFEzd/VyM34lNWM+L6qYAcJ4kwqZfCBAdOVojP3LtwO6Fp08gqDQ==

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:55:50pm

A self-described “conservative constitutionalist,” Hunt is the Washington state chairman for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign. He was one of two Washington state lawmakers who recently visited armed protesters who have seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Hunt, 36, was appointed to the Legislature in January 2014 to represent the 2nd Legislative District of south Pierce and Thurston counties. He won election to a full term in November 2014 and is up for re-election this coming fall.

I. am. shocked.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:58:07pm

Great news!

I received my bacon pickles.

Getting ready to make mini dagwood!

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Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:58:17pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

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What the hell is that thing?

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sagehen  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:58:28pm

re: #68 Eric The Fruit Bat

The real problem for Zika is for pregmant women. The fact that now there appears to be a new vector, that now complicates things. The big thing will be whether they can get a good cheap reliable test out until they can get a vaccine.

It’s Gaia’s way of saying “how many people? Seriously?!? I’ll have to do something about that.”

196
bratwurst  Feb 2, 2016 • 5:59:05pm

re: #177 BeachDem

It’s now the phone calls that are driving me insane. What happened to the DoNotCall List? Just this minute got the fourth of the day from breast cancer awareness charities (the first came at 8:30 this morning.) I generally don’t answer, but this one was coming in fast and furious. Told them to take me off their list—we’ll see.

(The political and polling calls are bad enough—I know they don’t qualify for DNC, but these fundraising ones are off the chain—day and night—don’t know where they all got my #—arrgggh.)

Sorry, but charitable solicitations are also exempt from the DNC.

The horrible thing is that all 4 of the calls you got today may have come from the same professional fundraising company, maybe even the same phone room. They are required to maintain their own DNC, so hopefully you will not be bothered again. However, it really might take a few days for you number to be cycled out of their systems.

197
Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:00:46pm

re: #196 bratwurst

Sorry, but charitable solicitations are also exempt from the DNC.

The horrible thing is that all 4 of the calls you got today may have come from the same professional fundraising company, maybe even the same phone room. They are required to maintain their own DNC, so hopefully you will not be bothered again. However, it really might take a few days for you number to be cycled out of their systems.

Having a cell phone used to be some protection. Although there are apps that will help. On android, the one I use is Whitepages ID, which seems to do a good job of keeping the spam calls to a minimum.

198
Botsplainer  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:02:16pm

Deleted - that was a mess

199
ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:05:40pm

Speaking of phones…the Columbus area now needs dialing of the area code along with the original 7 numbers. I guess all the numbers for the original area code are taken and so another new code is needed. I missed the announcement when it was going to change. Found out Sunday. Started Saturday.

Growing here in flyover country!

200
bratwurst  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:06:03pm

re: #197 Schroedinger’s Dog

Having a cell phone used to be some protection. Although there are apps that will help. On android, the one I use is Whitepages ID, which seems to do a good job of keeping the spam calls to a minimum.

One of the few positive things I can say about being a Comcast hostage customer is the fact their phone service allows me to block all anonymous callers and up to 25 specific numbers. This was especially handy as the pervious owner of my landline was on the run from debt collectors. I received hundreds of calls over the first three years I had it, nice to have been able to block the fuckwits who didn’t believe I was not the person they sought. Lately they are down to a trickle, but on the rare occasion I pick up one of their calls I laugh and tell them they are working for a bottom feeder among other bottom feeders.

201
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:08:50pm

oh dear…

202
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:10:39pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

[Embedded content]

Somebody’s misreading E Plebnista again.

203
EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:10:43pm

re: #177 BeachDem

I just skim the subject lines for the drama, then delete. Doesn’t disrupt my day too much.

It’s now the phone calls that are driving me insane. What happened to the DoNotCall List? Just this minute got the fourth of the day from breast cancer awareness charities (the first came at 8:30 this morning.) I generally don’t answer, but this one was coming in fast and furious. Told them to take me off their list—we’ll see.

(The political and polling calls are bad enough—I know they don’t qualify for DNC, but these fundraising ones are off the chain—day and night—don’t know where they all got my #—arrgggh.)

One of the best decisions I ever made was to turn off the ringer on the home phone unless I’m expecting a call.

204
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:11:49pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

And anyway, that episode sucked.

205
Schroedinger's Dog  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:12:12pm

Gnite all..time to crash.

206
BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:13:31pm

re: #196 bratwurst

Sorry, but charitable solicitations are also exempt from the DNC.

The horrible thing is that all 4 of the calls you got today may have come from the same professional fundraising company, maybe even the same phone room. They are required to maintain their own DNC, so hopefully you will not be bothered again. However, it really might take a few days for you number to be cycled out of their systems.

Oh, they definitely came from the same phone number and caller ID—and identified themselves as professional fundraisers. I didn’t think charitable solicitations were exempt unless they were charities you had previously donated to.

I’ve been getting a bunch lately from the area code where I used to live. Thinking it is a friend who’s changed phone #s, I will answer and then get pitched for police benevolent associations and on and on. This all just started happening recently. I had been call free for quite awhile. So I wonder where they all suddenly got my number again.

207
dell*nix  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:14:42pm

re: #37 WhatEVs

Condolences to all concerned.

208
makeitstop  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:14:49pm

re: #193 Stanley Sea

Great news!

I received my bacon pickles.

Getting ready to make mini dagwood!

Yay! I think you’ll like them a lot.

209
Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:15:41pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear…

[Embedded content]

Methinks the dumbass hasn’t read much into the history of the series. That episode was pretty much Gene’s pet project, after he got the story outline and fell in love with it. And NBC considered the script so awful that they ordered it shelved indefinitely.

210
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:16:31pm

re: #206 BeachDem

Oh, they definitely came from the same phone number and caller ID—and identified themselves as professional fundraisers. I didn’t think charitable solicitations were exempt unless they were charities you had previously donated to.

I’ve been getting a bunch lately from the area code where I used to live. Thinking it is a friend who’s changed phone #s, I will answer and then get pitched for police benevolent associations and on and on. This all just started happening recently. I had been call free for quite awhile. So I wonder where they all suddenly got my number again.

I signed up for NoMoRobo about a year ago. It’s cut down on a lot - the phone ringer is turned off on all but one, and when I hear that one, I listen to see if it rings a second time. Nine times out of ten, it doesn’t. If it does, I pick up the phone and - if I didn’t recognize the number - wait to see what happens on the other end, because a lot of the robot calling things wait for a “hello” before they transfer you to a rep.

That accounts for nine out of ten of the calls that make it through.

211
Belafon  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:17:21pm

re: #144 GlutenFreeJesus

“HILLARY CHEATED.”

“COIN TOSSES WERE FIXED.”

“MISSING PRECINCTS!!!!!”

Yeah. That’s my FB right now. Ugh.

—-

The state party doesn’t track all of the coin flips, but following anecdotal reports of Clinton’s improbable luck on Monday night, Lau disclosed that it was Sanders who fared better in the games of chance that were reported through the party’s official mobile app. The Vermont senator won six of those seven coin flips—a fact that underlines how incomplete the available data remains, and the likelihood that a full accounting of all the coin flips on Monday night would yield a more even result than initial reports suggested.

theatlantic.com

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:22:12pm

re: #210 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I signed up for NoMoRobo about a year ago. It’s cut down on a lot - the phone ringer is turned off on all but one, and when I hear that one, I listen to see if it rings a second time. Nine times out of ten, it doesn’t. If it does, I pick up the phone and - if I didn’t recognize the number - wait to see what happens on the other end, because a lot of the robot calling things wait for a “hello” before they transfer you to a rep.

That accounts for nine out of ten of the calls that make it through.

I’ll have to check that out. I can’t turn my landline off because I make a lot of calls for work and often receive callbacks from numbers I don’t necessarily recognize. But, if it recognizes robos with that electronic delay before a live person comes on, it might cut down on these calls.

It is weird though, because I hadn’t been getting them at all for a long time and then suddenly last month, they’re coming in like gangbusters.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:25:13pm

re: #212 BeachDem

I’ll have to check that out. I can’t turn my landline off because I make a lot of calls for work and often receive callbacks from numbers I don’t necessarily recognize. But, if it recognizes robos with that electronic delay before a live person comes on, it might cut down on these calls.

It is weird though, because I hadn’t been getting them at all for a long time and then suddenly last month, they’re coming in like gangbusters.

It recognizes some, not all. Like I said, even of the stuff that makes it through, there’s definitely stuff that’s robo-calling. Lots of it.

But it’s cut down a bunch.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:27:24pm

re: #208 makeitstop

Yay! I think you’ll like them a lot.

I had one. Delish. I’m taking my time making this sandwich. What a great addition.

215
lawhawk  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:29:39pm

re: #157 Charles Johnson

Revolving door suspensions. They played those games with Chucky (aka Rage Furby). They really don’t care that people violate the TOS, and probably wont care more unless someone ends up on a slab somewhere and gets sued by that family’s estate for the failure to act.

216
Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:32:42pm

re: #215 lawhawk

Revolving door suspensions. They played those games with Chucky (aka Rage Furby). They really don’t care that people violate the TOS, and probably wont care more unless someone ends up on a slab somewhere and gets sued by that family’s estate for the failure to act.

At that, their risk assessments may say that it’s better to pay the legal fees and settlements than to upset their business model. Sort of the Pinto gas tank of social media.

217
Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:36:18pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

At least he referenced TOS canon….

218
CleverToad  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:45:42pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

Been reading one of the online dictionaries of Carny terms. Until you grasp it, your political education is hobbled.

goodmagic.com

Couldn’t get it to open, alas. Will have to try later.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:49:52pm

re: #218 CleverToad

Couldn’t get it to open, alas. Will have to try later.

This page is one layer down in the directory, it works from here:

goodmagic.com

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unproven innocence  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:54:00pm

Must see —about 12minutes:
Ted Cruz: We Need A Hundred More Racists In Congress
Description: Ted Cruz has great praise for Jesse Helms, one of the most racist Senators ever to serve.
Ted’s total embrace of saying crazy things starts at about the 5:00 mark.
Thank you, Rachel Maddow.

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CleverToad  Feb 2, 2016 • 6:59:08pm

re: #219 Decatur Deb

This page is one layer down in the directory, it works from here:

goodmagic.com

Thanks!

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Shimshon  Feb 3, 2016 • 2:34:10am

The Church Lady did this already and much funnier. Get new material, Ted.

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SirMixALot  Feb 3, 2016 • 3:26:20am

re: #95 freetoken

Regarding the Cruz family, remember the story of the divorce.

What is the story behind the divorce?


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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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Sparks - ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Sparks (allsparks.com) performs "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" live in Studio A. Recorded 10.12.17. Host: Darren DeVivoAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Kristal Ho, Monica Fafaul, Alexandra Brennan and Liz CarrEditor: ...
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Conyers Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his decision to step down from Congress as of Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple ...
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