Ted Cruz Lies Again: Supreme Court Might ‘Strike Down the 2nd Amendment’ if Democrats Win

More fear-mongering untruths from Cruz
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Interviewed by right wing activist Michael Quinn Sullivan last week, Ted Cruz said, “Every justice I put on the court will be a principled conservative jurist.”

Then Cruz blatantly lied once again to conservative voters:

We are one justice away from the Supreme Court striking down the Second Amendment, ruling that no individual American has any right whatsoever to keep and bear arms, we are one justice away from that. We are one justice away from the Supreme Court striking down Ten Commandments monuments all over the United States, just like the one we have in front of the Texas State Capitol that I was proud to stand with Greg Abbott, defend before the Supreme Court and win 5-4 upholding it.

This febrile right wing doomsday scenario is complete nonsense. Constitutional amendments are part of the US constitution and can’t be “struck down” by the Supreme Court. SCOTUS can only strike down legislation that’s deemed unconstitutional, and a constitutional amendment is by definition constitutional. If you believe the conventional wisdom that Cruz is a smart guy (I’m not sure I do), he has to know this.

It’s just one more blatant horrible fear-mongering lie from a Republican candidate who specializes in them. Wait, come to think of it… all the Republican candidates specialize in lying, don’t they?

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339 comments

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:11:57am

The Court could return to the traditional understanding of the Second Amendment before its recent rulings. That is, that it does not confer an individual right to keep and bear arms and it does not apply to state gun control laws. Which, when one reads what the Second Amendment actually says, is how its supposed to be applied.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:13:48am

The Ted Cruz “Fear and Loathing” 2016 Tour

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:15:09am

We are one SC justice away from reinterpreting the 2nd Amendment to revise its application to individuals having nearly unlimited access to all the firepower they can afford?

It is truly the End Times!!!

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:15:37am
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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:16:08am

Gee, I can’t imagine what sort of party propaganda might make the common clay of the new west cling to guns and religion.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:17:00am
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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:17:25am

Even more bat-crap insane is that Cruz attended Harvard Law School. He should know better, but has decided that his abject lies and misinformation suits his goal of scaring people into voting for him, or making people wary to vote for anyone else. (Of course, all the rest of the GOP are running with a variation of this line too - many of whom are lawyers or are politicians who supposedly keep copies of the constitution in their pocket).

That said, the Supreme Court gets to interpret the words and meanings of the various phrases and statements in the Constitution and the Amendments. They could decide to give more or less weight to say “a well regulated militia”. Or that “firearm” applies only to smoothbore muskets versus an AR-15.

Cruz worries that the next president might get to pick justices who don’t see the world like he does - through a theocratic prism of crazy. He worries that the next president might pick pragmatic justices to the court who would continue to affirm Roe, or might enable the overturn of Citizens United. Or continue to affirm the CRA and VRA.

Still, the justices can’t do this by themselves - a case has to be brought on the issue. And the Court gets to control what cases it hears and then it further decides the scope of the case being heard - typically because there’s a split among the circuits.

The Court can’t simply decide that the 2A doesn’t exist anymore. That’s not how it works.

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jaunte  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:17:38am

re: #4 Kragar

Because the Democratic President is going to shut down Congress and rule by decree!!!

The wingnut font is now indistinguishable from the R candidate font.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:18:44am

Upholding gun control legislation is not striking down the Second Amendment. That shouldn’t be difficult for someone who took three weeks worth of constitutional law in law school to understand.

I really want someone to ask and then press these idiots on a line of questions like this:

Do you believe the Second Amendment allows an ordinary person to own RPGs? If not, are you then admitting that there are reasonable restrictions that can be placed on owning weapons? Do you believe that bans on fully automatic weapons are constitutional? If so, why? If you do believe that an ordinary person can own RPGs, what else can they own? Tanks? F-16s?

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Skip Intro  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:19:25am

re: #7 lawhawk

That’s how it works on Fox Nooz and talk radio. That’s all that matters to Cruz.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:20:58am

re: #4 Kragar

Jeb Bush says 2nd Amendment “won’t exist” in Hillary Clinton presidency t.co pic.twitter.com
— Talking Points Memo

I see the gun companies need to boost sales again.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:22:15am

re: #9 KGxvi

Upholding gun control legislation is not striking down the Second Amendment. That shouldn’t be difficult for someone who took three weeks worth of constitutional law in law school to understand.

I really want someone to ask and then press these idiots on a line of questions like this:

Do you believe the Second Amendment allows an ordinary person to own RPGs? If not, are you then admitting that there are reasonable restrictions that can be placed on owning weapons? Do you believe that bans on fully automatic weapons are constitutional? If so, why? If you do believe that an ordinary person can own RPGs, what else can they own? Tanks? F-16s?

Everything is a slippery slope to these clowns. ANY limits on ANYONE obtaining ANY firearm they want is TYRANNY!, because that means one day EVERY gun will be taken from EVERY American EVERYWHERE!

And the crazy thing is, if anything their gun rights have EXPANDED over the last 7 years. But crazy, by definition, is unalterable by reason.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:22:56am

From your lips to @Jack’s ears

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:23:06am

re: #9 KGxvi

Oh, and let’s play the originalist/contextualist game too.

If a founding father only had access to smoothbore muskets, some single shot rifles, and single or dual action handguns, then all current firearms that don’t meet those qualifications are not what the Founders envisioned.

After all, the Founders didn’t think individuals should own cannons or warships or anything heavier than they could normally carry. And they thought of a well regulated militia, not everyone and their crazy uncle running with a cache of AR-15s, shotguns, and thousands upon thousands of rounds of ammo.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:23:35am

re: #6 Kragar

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Obama’s failure to take our guns is all part of his diabolical scheme for Hillary to TAK AR GUNZ!!1! next year!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:25:12am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

If this shadowbanning thing is really true, there’s no point me being on Twitter any more. Why bother.

…asks Milo, on Twitter.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:25:16am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

If this shadowbanning thing is really true, there’s no point me being on Twitter any more. Why bother.
— Milo Yiannopoulos

You could find gainful employment, for once, Milo.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:26:44am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

If this shadowbanning thing is really true, there’s no point me being on Twitter any more. Why bother.
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) February 12, 2016

#ProfessionalVictim

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:26:56am

Weird I can post on LGF from my phone but not home PC.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:27:34am

The jackbooted thugs took this poor man’s guns here, just last week:

150-200 guns
100,000 rounds of ammo
20 gallons of hooch
1 oz of meth

Almost had enough for a party.
dothaneagle.com

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:28:16am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

Booga booga. If it’s true, then disappear. If it’s not true, disappear.

I don’t see how anyone loses under that! Milo, of course, will complain about the right to use a private businesses’ free service without caring that the business has the right to control use per a TOS that prohibits the very kinds of actions that got a bunch of his pals banned (harassment, trolling behaviors - repeat).

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:28:58am

#20 edited to include correct link.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:29:24am

re: #18 Dr. Matt

#ProfessionalVictim

That’s the downside to the Obama-economy.

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:29:39am

re: #20 Decatur Deb

That one guy by himself could have decimated an entire company of Revolutionary War soldiers by himself.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:30:44am

Guns have increased in the Ovama years and they will if Clinton wins too:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:31:09am

re: #20 Decatur Deb

The jackbooted thugs took this poor man’s guns here, just last week:

150-200 guns
100,000 rounds of ammo
20 gallons of hooch
1 oz of meth

Almost had enough for a party.
dothaneagle.com

Clearly, this man was ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. He even had some meth to keep him awake during swarm attacks.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:32:54am

re: #24 lawhawk

That one guy by himself could have decimated an entire company of Revolutionary War soldiers by himself.

He might have had more, but for that old felony conviction.

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withak  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:33:58am

Cruz would like to believe that his supporters understand the Constitution as well as the #OregonStandoff nutters.

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danarchy  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:34:45am

The email thing may be a bunch of BS and Ted Cruz is definitely a horrible human being, but this is actually an amusing ad:

It Feels Good to Be a Clinton

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:36:06am

What strikes me is how bold this lie is. Cruz is a lawyer. He’s even argued cases in front of the supreme court. For such a person to speak of SCOTUS “striking down the 2nd amendment” really is remarkable.

Politically, he’s probably correct. Lies piss off liberals, so Republicans now approve of lies. The bigger the better.

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Jayleia  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:36:16am

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

Shadowbanning? Did Twitter become reedit in the past 3 hours?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:37:15am

Read this to see just exactly how utterly fucked up homeschoolers are and how homeschooling fucks up families for generations as they pass on the stupid to their kids==>
[The homeschooler is actually PROUD of his pigdog ignorance]

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:38:04am

re: #31 Jayleia

Shadowbanning? Did Twitter become reedit in the past 3 hours?

Shadowbanning, that’s an old Bee Gee’s tune, isn’t it?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:38:21am

re: #31 Jayleia

Shadowbanning? Did Twitter become reedit in the past 3 hours?

Milo is complaining that his followers can’t see his Tweets. I can see them and I don’t even follow him.

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:38:42am

Cruz isn’t alone in trying to swat off these bs birther suits. Rubio’s dealing with this BS as well - with a suit filed in FL back in January. He filed a motion to dismiss here (noting that Rubio was born in the US, or alternatively that the plaintiff lacks standing to sue).

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:39:11am

re: #34 The Vicious Babushka

Milo is complaining that his followers can’t see his Tweets. I can see them and I don’t even follow him.

That’s what happens when you lose your blue check mark, Milo.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:39:15am

re: #14 lawhawk

Oh, and let’s play the originalist/contextualist game too.

If a founding father only had access to smoothbore muskets, some single shot rifles, and single or dual action handguns, then all current firearms that don’t meet those qualifications are not what the Founders envisioned.

After all, the Founders didn’t think individuals should own cannons or warships or anything heavier than they could normally carry. And they thought of a well regulated militia, not everyone and their crazy uncle running with a cache of AR-15s, shotguns, and thousands upon thousands of rounds of ammo.

Mmmmm…not so sure.

Individuals did have access to cannons (artillery caissons and carriages were hidden in private barns during the abortive English attacks on Concord and Lexington) and various semi-private militias had means to acquire artillery. Individuals can still own black powder firing smoothbore artillery (our unit has a couple pieces) and I have seen Civil War units with more advanced Parrott rifled cannons.

The Founders absolutely had some idea that firearms would continue to become more advanced, more accurate and fire at greater speed. The famous Ferguson Rifle used by British troops at Kings Mountain in SC could fire an astonishing 6 to 8 aimed rounds a minute (and this was a flintlock weapon!!!!!!) as it used an innovative breech loading design. Captured Revolutionary War Fergusons were still in use by Confederate soldiers at the beginning of the Civil War.

What the Founders did not and could not anticipate was the profound dissolution in community social ties that came with industrialization which eventually led to the beginning of the mass shooter phenomenon.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:39:15am

Time and time again we see this tactic. Guns not only do not get banned in Democratic administrations but their ownership increases. It’s yet another example of the sleazy shit the Republican Party will resort to convince gun owners to vote for them.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:39:36am

re: #34 The Vicious Babushka

Milo is complaining that his followers can’t see his Tweets. I can see them and I don’t even follow him.

Tell Milo that people who aren’t his followers can see them, and that he should just get all of his followers to unfollow him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:39:50am

re: #35 lawhawk

Cruz isn’t alone in trying to swat off these bs birther suits. Rubio’s dealing with this BS as well - with a suit filed in FL back in January. He filed a motion to dismiss here (noting that Rubio was born in the US, or alternatively that the plaintiff lacks standing to sue).

Rubio’s is even more insane since he’s American born. I think Rubio is an asshole , a terrible person even but he doesn’t deserve that.

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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:41:49am

re: #29 danarchy

Scene stolen frame for frame from this
Office Space - Printer Scene (Clean Version)

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Skip Intro  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:42:05am

re: #40 HappyWarrior

I didn’t hear Mario supporting Obama against these nutters for the last 8 years, so tough shit Mario. Just take a big swig of water and put on your big boy pants.

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danarchy  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:42:21am

re: #41 gocart mozart

Scene stolen frame for frame from this
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I know…point?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:43:05am

re: #42 Skip Intro

I didn’t hear Mario supporting Obama against these nutters for the last 8 years, so tough shit Mario. Just take a big swig of water and put on your big boy pants.

That’s very true as well.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:43:28am

re: #40 HappyWarrior

Rubio’s is even more insane since he’s American born. I think Rubio is an asshole , a terrible person even but he doesn’t deserve that.

When birthers realized how flimsy their conspiracy theory that Obama was really born in Kenya was, they developed the alternate theory that a “natural born” citizen had to have two citizen parents, which would also disqualify Rubio. It is, of course, completely false.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:45:29am

re: #45 Big Beautiful Door

When birthers realized how flimsy their conspiracy theory that Obama was really born in Kenya was, they developed the alternate their that a “natural born” citizen had to have two citizen parents, which would also disqualify Rubio. It is, of course, completely false.

Right. The most crazy one I saw developed was about the marriage status of the parents. But I saw that as a dig at Obama’s parents’ martial status at his birth.

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Ian G.  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:46:14am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Cruz is far more unhinged and frightening than Trump.

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sizzzzlerz  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:46:38am

As the noted philosopher, Jerry Seinfeld, once said about men and masturbation: We have to do it. It’s part of our lifestyle. Republicans have to lie. It’s part of their lifestyle.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:47:11am

re: #14 lawhawk

Oh, and let’s play the originalist/contextualist game too.

If a founding father only had access to smoothbore muskets, some single shot rifles, and single or dual action handguns, then all current firearms that don’t meet those qualifications are not what the Founders envisioned.

After all, the Founders didn’t think individuals should own cannons or warships or anything heavier than they could normally carry. And they thought of a well regulated militia, not everyone and their crazy uncle running with a cache of AR-15s, shotguns, and thousands upon thousands of rounds of ammo.

I believe the response would be something along these lines:

TEH CONSTATUSHION SEZ “ARMS” THA MEANS I CAN HAVE ALL THE GUNZ I WANT AND YOU STUPID LIBTARDS CAN”T STOP ME11!! FRUM EXERSIZING MY RITES!!1! IF THE FOUNDERS WANTTED TO LIMIT WHAT WE CULD OWN THEY’D HAVE USED MORE PRESIZE WERDS!!1! DON’T YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CONSTATUSHIONAL LAW??? OH, YEAH, YOU DON”T CAUZE YOUR A DIRTY COMMIE LIBTARD WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE IN LIEBERTY!!11!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:47:55am

re: #47 Ian G.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Cruz is far more unhinged and frightening than Trump.

In some ways I think Rubio is too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:48:49am
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BeachDem  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:48:54am

re: #41 gocart mozart

Scene stolen frame for frame from this
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Video

First they steal music, then complete creative content—what a bunch.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:49:28am

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

If @TedCruz doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads, I have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen.
— Donald J. Trump

I’m afraid my popcorn stash is not as it should be.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:49:57am

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka

Pardon me while I pick a nit. “Homeschooled” does not automatically mean “Religious Homeschooled”.

While homeschooling the Older Boy, for whom no proper school really existed, Mrs. FBW found that Homeschoolers break down largely into two groups - Bible Bangers and Bean Sprouts (like us).

The latter were often credentialed teachers themselves ( like Mrs. FBW) who were dissatisfied with what the public schools provide, and/or have children for whom public school would have meant being consigned to a “Special” class comprised of children who wouldn’t fare well in regular classes - often just a place to put them that got them out of the way*.

I know you mean ‘Homeschooled’ as shorthand for the Bible Banger type, but it does bother me a bit to find my family classed with people who are polar opposites of us.

*The Older Boy was briefly put in one of those, when he reached High School age. He is exceptionally bright, but they put him in a class where everyone else was normal IQ or lower, where most of the class were Emotionally Disturbed, and the whole thing was about CONTROL. When he was unable to fit into that class, the next one they suggested was for kids who were behavioral problems - the Hoodlum Class, as I called it. We pulled him back out, and homeschooled him. He passed his GEDs with scores all in excess of the 92nd percentile, despite little formal instruction.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:50:40am

re: #47 Ian G.

Jeb, Christie, and Kaisch are definitely more of the traditional establishment type Republicans. Trump, Cruz, and Carson are wingnuts through and through. Rubio and Fiorina strike me as being somewhere in between. Just not sure where they exactly fall on that particular spectrum.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:51:41am

re: #53 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I’m afraid my popcorn stash is not as it should be.

Popcorn comas are worse than they sound.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:51:42am

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

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So wait a second if Cruz wasn’t doing anything to upset your fragile ego, you wouldn’t sue him Donald?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:52:15am

re: #55 KGxvi

Jeb, Christie, and Kaisch are definitely more of the traditional establishment type Republicans. Trump, Cruz, and Carson are wingnuts through and through. Rubio and Fiorina strike me as being somewhere in between. Just not sure where they exactly fall on that particular spectrum.

I see Rubio as more wingnut personally.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:53:46am

re: #58 HappyWarrior

I see Rubio as more wingnut personally.

I don’t think he’s quite as dead-ender true-believer-y as Cruz. He dropped immigration like an atomic potato once he sensed the prevailing breeze. Can you imagine Cruz deciding that the thing he is pursuing is politically unpalatable so he should quietly deep-six it?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:54:36am

re: #29 danarchy

The email thing may be a bunch of BS and Ted Cruz is definitely a horrible human being, but this is actually an amusing ad:

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Video

Guy on CNN said it was white dudes trying to sound black.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:54:56am
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withak  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:55:06am

I’d say Cruz is more genuinely theocratic than Rubio, which IMO makes him wingnuttier.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:55:07am

re: #59 Testy Toad T

I don’t think he’s quite as dead-ender true-believer-y as Cruz. He dropped immigration like an atomic potato once he sensed the prevailing breeze. Can you imagine Cruz deciding that the thing he is pursuing is politically unpalatable so he should quietly deep-six it?

I don’t think he’s in the same league as those three. I should clarify. I just think he’s more wingnut than establishment. But you raise a good point.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:55:58am

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:56:15am

I guess what I mean is Rubio is against abortion in all cases which is more of a wingnut than establishment thing. I do see the point being made here though. I just think on the scale of moderate, establishment to right wing, Tea Party, I think Marco would be a 6.5.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:56:31am

re: #64 Kragar

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Glad I’m not the only one who caught that.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:56:45am

Cruz should also not be boasting about winning a 10 commandments case by a 5-4 vote at SCOTUS.

He had 4 votes on his side just for this case being a RWNJ hobby horse, and all he needed to do was find a way to convince Justice Kennedy. That couldn’t have been difficult, since Justice Kennedy is pretty much a RWNJ with two strange exceptions —- he’s good on gay rights issues, and he won’t give a 5th vote to overturn Roe.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:57:29am
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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:57:39am

re: #63 HappyWarrior

I don’t think he’s in the same league as those three. I should clarify. I just think he’s more wingnut than establishment. But you raise a good point.

“Establishment” really doesn’t mean shit at this point from a craziness-of-policy standpoint, but it’s accurate and important to note that Rubio is not openly reviled by the average GOP elected official the way Cruz and Trump are.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 11:58:22am

re: #69 Testy Toad T

“Establishment” really doesn’t mean shit at this point from a craziness-of-policy standpoint, but it’s accurate and important to note that Rubio is not openly reviled by the average GOP elected official the way Cruz and Trump are.

Fair enough. Understand what you guys mean now.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:00:47pm

re: #69 Testy Toad T

“Establishment” really doesn’t mean shit at this point from a craziness-of-policy standpoint, but it’s accurate and important to note that Rubio is not openly reviled by the average GOP elected official the way Cruz and Trump are.

Cruz is reviled because he uses self-serving tactics to paint his colleagues as RINOs and himself as the only trooo conservative in the Senate, not because of his extreme politics. Rubio is virtually as conservative as Cruz, but he isn’t as big an asshole about it. Though one reason the establishment hasn’t rushed to anoint him as the GOP savior is that he is a self-entitled prick.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:01:20pm

re: #69 Testy Toad T

“Establishment” really doesn’t mean shit at this point from a craziness-of-policy standpoint, but it’s accurate and important to note that Rubio is not openly reviled by the average GOP elected official the way Cruz and Trump are.

To amplify this point a bit, there is no crazy nonsense from Cruz or Trump that is a show-stopper for the GOP establishment on policy grounds.

Their main objection to Trump and Cruz is that they think Trump or Cruz will lose a winnable general electron for the GOP.

edited to add: Secondary issues are lack of control over Trump, and Cruz’ remarkable level of assholishness, even for a Republican.

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KerFuFFler  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:01:46pm

re: #54 Blind Frog Belly White

Pardon me while I pick a nit. “Homeschooled” does not automatically mean “Religious Homeschooled”.

While homeschooling the Older Boy, for whom no proper school really existed, Mrs. FBW found that Homeschoolers break down largely into two groups - Bible Bangers and Bean Sprouts (like us).

I confess, I was home schooled for a year (5th grade) and it was great! Our family was planning to move to Mexico and my parents wanted to ensure continuity of our schooling for the year of transition. My parents were well educated and the public schools in our district in Florida sucked, so it was a big improvement. We used a correspondence school for educational materials and testing so they did not just wing it. The curriculum included art history which I loved and would certainly not have been exposed to in our school system. I was able to finish all of my work in just a couple of hours a day———yay, more time to play piano and do other creative stuff!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:02:39pm

Understand the points now. Sorry I have a mindset that equates most people elected in teh 2010 dumb wave with pure wingnut.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:02:40pm

re: #72 EPR-radar

To amplify this point a bit, there is no crazy nonsense from Cruz or Trump that is a show-stopper for the GOP establishment on policy grounds.

Their only objection to Trump and Cruz is that they think Trump or Cruz will lose a winnable general electron for the GOP.

They also don’t like that Trump promised to protect social security and medicare from cuts. The donor class really really wants to gut those programs.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:03:45pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior

By DW-Nominate and other similar metrics, Cruz and Rubio are almost identically far-right.

(538)

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:04:41pm

re: #75 Big Beautiful Door

They also don’t like that Trump promised to protect social security and medicare from cuts. The donor class really really wants to gut those programs.

Good point. The only policy statements from Trump that the GOP establishment objects to are the occasional sane ones.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:05:55pm

re: #71 Big Beautiful Door

Cruz is reviled because he uses self-serving tactics to paint his colleagues as RINOs and himself as the only trooo conservative in the Senate, not because of his extreme politics. Rubio is virtually as conservative as Cruz, but he isn’t as big an asshole about it. Though one reason the establishment hasn’t rushed to anoint him as the GOP savior is that he is a self-entitled prick.

I think that self entitlement is why Rubio has flopped. I’ve felt the establishment while many were lining up their bets on him wasn’t totally sold. I think Rubio’s probably played himself out of a chance to be on the ticket this year if ever. I remember it was assumed that Romney would pick him and he chose Ryan. Perhaps his guys found something on Rubio that they thought would really screw them. I mean Ryan did have the obnoxious Ayn Rand love for sure but nothing that stank the Romney campaign. Ryan didn’t sink Camp Romney like Palin did Camp McCain. I don’t think he helped mind you but I don’t think Ryan was a huge liability for Romney.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:06:13pm

re: #77 EPR-radar

Good point. The only policy statements from Trump that the GOP establishment objects to are the occasional sane ones.

That’s scary isn’t it.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:06:37pm

re: #75 Big Beautiful Door

They also don’t like that Trump promised to protect social security and medicare from cuts. The donor class really really wants to gut those programs.

I think it makes sense to start using more direct terminology. The donor class really is the ruling class.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:07:14pm

re: #76 Testy Toad T

By DW-Nominate and other similar metrics, Cruz and Rubio are almost identically far-right.

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(538)

Right I was only thinking about that and not style and reputation with colleagues as you guys got at.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:07:22pm

re: #54 Blind Frog Belly White

Pardon me while I pick a nit. “Homeschooled” does not automatically mean “Religious Homeschooled”.

While homeschooling the Older Boy, for whom no proper school really existed, Mrs. FBW found that Homeschoolers break down largely into two groups - Bible Bangers and Bean Sprouts (like us).

The latter were often credentialed teachers themselves ( like Mrs. FBW) who were dissatisfied with what the public schools provide, and/or have children for who public school would have meant being consigned to a “Special” class comprised of children who wouldn’t fare well in regular classes - often just a place to put them that got them out of the way*.

I know you mean ‘Homeschooled’ as shorthand for the Bible Banger type, but it does bother me a bit to find my family classed with people who are polar opposites of us.

*The Older Boy was briefly put in one of those, when he reached High School age. He is exceptionally bright, but they put him in a class where everyone else was normal IQ or lower, where most of the class were Emotionally Disturbed, and the whole thing was about CONTROL. When he was unable to fit into that class, the next one they suggested was for kids who were behavioral problems - the Hoodlum Class, as I called it. We pulled him back out, and homeschooled him. He passed his GEDs with scores all in excess of the 92nd percentile, despite little formal instruction.

Good point, when I was referring to “Homeschoolers” I was thinking specifically of the DON’T TAINTE ARE PRESHUSS CHILDERNS ICE CREAMS FLUIDS WITH TEH EVOLUSHUNS & TEH COMMUNST SOSHUL STUDIES & TEH COMMON COAR ARITHMETIKS!!!1!!!!

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:07:28pm

re: #76 Testy Toad T

By DW-Nominate and other similar metrics, Cruz and Rubio are almost identically far-right.

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(538)

Is there anyone here who believes that Clinton is to the right of Christie? If not, then the comparisons to Nixon are moot.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:07:33pm

I would join the gun grabber brigade. Come take? Ok.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:09:59pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

I think that self entitlement is why Rubio has flopped. I’ve felt the establishment while many were lining up their bets on him wasn’t totally sold. I think Rubio’s probably played himself out of a chance to be on the ticket this year if ever. I remember it was assumed that Romney would pick him and he chose Ryan. Perhaps his guys found something on Rubio that they thought would really screw them. I mean Ryan did have the obnoxious Ayn Rand love for sure but nothing that stank the Romney campaign. Ryan didn’t sink Camp Romney like Palin did Camp McCain. I don’t think he helped mind you but I don’t think Ryan was a huge liability for Romney.

True, Ryan merely reinforced the Romney message that was all about serving the interests of the 1% and that half the country were just parasites.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:10:16pm

IFN THER SERPEME COURT CAN MAKE US GAY, IT CAN TAKE UWAY UR GUNZ TEW!!11

Ted Cruz is lower than toad shit. Only sociopathic pieces of garbage get off on lying.

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BeachDem  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:10:18pm

re: #76 Testy Toad T

By DW-Nominate and other similar metrics, Cruz and Rubio are almost identically far-right.

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(538)

Palin’s public issue statements probably would have scored further to the right if anybody had been able to understand a single word she said.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:11:30pm

re: #86 Pawn of the Oppressor

IFN THER SERPEME COURT CAN MAKE US GAY, IT CAN TAKE UWAY UR GUNZ TEW!!11

Ted Cruz is lower than toad shit. Only sociopathic pieces of garbage get off on lying.

So the entire Republican party are sociopathic pieces of garbage? Hmm. Works for me.

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withak  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:11:48pm

re: #87 BeachDem

Palin’s public issue statements probably would have scored further to the right if anybody had been able to understand a single word she said.

Palin’s policy statements can only be interpreted via TimeCube

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:11:54pm

re: #85 Big Beautiful Door

True, Ryan merely reinforced the Romney message that was all about serving the interests of the 1% and that half the country were just parasites.

Right. I am thinking Rubio had some baggage. I think it’s the financial stuff. Mitt had his own rumors and having Rubio would have made that worse. i don’t remember any stories about Ryan having those kind of improprieties.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:12:07pm

re: #84 Amory Blaine

I would join the gun grabber brigade. Come take? Ok.

Worked itself out fine in Lavoy Finicum’s case.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:12:14pm

re: #87 BeachDem

Palin’s public issue statements probably would have scored further to the right if anybody had been able to understand a single word she said.

Hear that? It’s the sound of thousands of mics dropping all around the country.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:12:14pm

re: #87 BeachDem

Palin’s public issue statements probably would have scored further to the right if anybody had been able to understand a single word she said.

Can you imagine trying to untangle a Palin sentence in order to score it?

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:13:10pm

re: #87 BeachDem

Palin’s public issue statements probably would have scored further to the right if anybody had been able to understand a single word she said.

What bothers me about that graph is that none of the current crop of RWNJ nitwits on the list comes close to scoring 100.

That kind of thing is taken as a challenge by RWNJs to become more extreme.

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allegro  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:13:16pm

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

Can you imagine trying to untangle a Palin sentence in order to score it?

They need a new categary: WTF

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:13:38pm

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

Can you imagine trying to untangle a Palin sentence in order to score it?

1. Train a neural network to recognize randomly ordered sentences.
2. Prevent the neural network from committing suicide.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:14:00pm

re: #90 HappyWarrior

Right. I am thinking Rubio had some baggage. I think it’s the financial stuff. Mitt had his own rumors and having Rubio would have made that worse. i don’t remember any stories about Ryan having those kind of improprieties.

As far as I know, Ryan is clean. Rubio has been dependent on the largess of a patron who has gotten government favors in return.

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EmmaAnne  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:14:51pm

re: #90 HappyWarrior

Right. I am thinking Rubio had some baggage. I think it’s the financial stuff.

I imagine we will find out in the run up to South Carolina. The Bush machine likes that venue for their smearing.

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withak  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:15:52pm

re: #96 Belafon

1. Train a neural network to recognize randomly ordered sentences.
2. Prevent the neural network from committing suicide.

You just gave me an evil idea. Markov-chain-based Palintext generator.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:16:27pm

re: #55 KGxvi

Jeb, Christie, and Kaisch are definitely more of the traditional establishment type Republicans. Trump, Cruz, and Carson are wingnuts through and through. Rubio and Fiorina strike me as being somewhere in between. Just not sure where they exactly fall on that particular spectrum.

Marco is what ever the prevailing winds on any given day point him too. And that is after he reads what the others are saying and how they are doing in the polls.

Fiorina is just crazy and has no idea how much she is detested. Talk about tone deaf. And she even makes liars blush.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:16:39pm

re: #98 EmmaAnne

I imagine we will find out in the run up to South Carolina. The Bush machine likes that venue for their smearing.

Meet Norman Braman
nytimes.com

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:16:47pm

re: #98 EmmaAnne

I imagine we will find out in the run up to South Carolina. The Bush machine likes that venue for their smearing.

Yeah we’ll see.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:17:13pm

re: #97 Big Beautiful Door

As far as I know, Ryan is clean. Rubio has been dependent on the largess of a patron who has gotten government favors in return.

Yeah a lackey and suck up for the powerful but not corrupt as far as I know.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:18:25pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Yeah we’ll see.

As Mr. Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, Mr. Braman has emerged as a remarkable and unique patron. He has bankrolled Mr. Rubio’s campaigns. He has financed Mr. Rubio’s legislative agenda. And, at the same time, he has subsidized Mr. Rubio’s personal finances, as the rising politician and his wife grappled with heavy debt and big swings in their income.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:18:48pm

re: #101 Big Beautiful Door

Meet Norman Braman
nytimes.com

You can see why Jeb and Marco don’t get along in that too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:19:33pm

re: #104 Big Beautiful Door

Seems that Mr. Braman found Marco at a candidate shelter.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:20:50pm

re: #106 HappyWarrior

Seems that Mr. Braman found Marco at a candidate shelter.

Instead of buying a full grown Presidential candidate, he raised one from a puppy.

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Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:22:14pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

I think that self entitlement is why Rubio has flopped. I’ve felt the establishment while many were lining up their bets on him wasn’t totally sold. I think Rubio’s probably played himself out of a chance to be on the ticket this year if ever. I remember it was assumed that Romney would pick him and he chose Ryan. Perhaps his guys found something on Rubio that they thought would really screw them. I mean Ryan did have the obnoxious Ayn Rand love for sure but nothing that stank the Romney campaign. Ryan didn’t sink Camp Romney like Palin did Camp McCain. I don’t think he helped mind you but I don’t think Ryan was a huge liability for Romney.

I think that the party leadership has private polls in which they see that the redneck, racist GOP base in states like Texas will NEVER, EVER vote for a dirty Messican like Rubio.

And if the GOP can’t hold Texas, it is Game Over for them on a national level.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:23:23pm

re: #100 ObserverArt

Marco is what ever the prevailing winds on any given day point him too. And that is after he reads what the others are saying and how they are doing in the polls.

Fiorina is just crazy and has no idea how much she is detested. Talk about tone deaf. And she even makes liars blush.

Fiorina may be the best example of the CEO in an totally impervious bubble I’ve ever seen. She’s continued to operate in that mode in politics.

She ran for statewide office in California as a Republican and with her sorry record at HP having personal relevance to many CA voters. That may be the single most disconnected-from-reality thing I have ever seen a Republican do(*).

(*) Excluding things like promoting young earth creationism. I expect even Republicans to be reality based about seizing power and holding on to it.

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danarchy  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:23:31pm

re: #52 BeachDem

First they steal music, then complete creative content—what a bunch.

oh please they did a spoof of something in pop culture. The horror, quick, someone sue SNL for IP theft.

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:24:02pm

re: #107 Big Beautiful Door

Instead of buying a full grown Presidential candidate, he raised one from a puppy.

They are more likely to be loyal that way.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:24:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:25:01pm

re: #107 Big Beautiful Door

Instead of buying a full grown Presidential candidate, he raised one from a puppy.

Sheldon Adelson adopted Newt when he was an old dog.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:26:20pm

re: #108 Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)

I think that the party leadership has private polls in which they see that the redneck, racist GOP base in states like Texas will NEVER, EVER vote for a dirty Messican like Rubio.

And if the GOP can’t hold Texas, it is Game Over for them on a national level.

Nothing would shock me.

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:26:44pm

GRRR…

Drudge touts new poll claiming that Trump is dominating others in the Latino vote.

It links to the Daily Beast, but now comes the tricky bit. Where’s the poll with all this information?

Well, click through the Beast’s “link” and it takes you to Hoft’s site, which then goes to the NY Post. Still no sign of the actual poll, let alone all the metrics that can help determine just how legitimate the poll is.

Oh, and the Beast’s article identifies the crux of the problem for Trump and the GOP - 80% of Latinos are voting Democrat, so he’s picking up only at best a 1/3 share of the remaining 20%. And with basic math - that amounts to Democrats maintaining about 80% and Trump gaining about 7%.

Yeah, yuge. No doubt he’ll tout this poll just as surely as he touted the others claiming 40% of blacks love him, when the poll had all of 10 black people. Or the other poll that freetoken identified earlier.

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Franklin  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:27:01pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Sheldon Adelson adopted Newt when he was an old dog.

Yeah but he kept peeing on the couch and ate $4.6million dollars.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:27:59pm

re: #115 lawhawk

GRRR…

Drudge touts new poll claiming that Trump is dominating others in the Latino vote.

It links to the Daily Beast, but now comes the tricky bit. Where’s the poll with all this information?

Well, click through the Beast’s “link” and it takes you to Hoft’s site, which then goes to the NY Post. Still no sign of the actual poll, let alone all the metrics that can help determine just how legitimate the poll is.

Oh, and the Beast’s article identifies the crux of the problem for Trump and the GOP - 80% of Latinos are voting Democrat, so he’s picking up only at best a 1/3 share of the remaining 20%. And with basic math - that amounts to Democrats maintaining about 80% and Trump gaining about 7%.

Yeah, yuge. No doubt he’ll tout this poll just as surely as he touted the others claiming 40% of blacks love him, when the poll had all of 10 black people. Or the other poll that freetoken identified earlier.

If the Democrat gets 80% of the Latino vote, the GOP can just forget about it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:28:33pm

re: #116 Franklin

Yeah but he kept peeing on the couch and ate $4.6million dollars.

Not to mention he’s got a bad habit of humping.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:31:07pm

re: #108 Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)

I think that the party leadership has private polls in which they see that the redneck, racist GOP base in states like Texas will NEVER, EVER vote for a dirty Messican like Rubio.

And if the GOP can’t hold Texas, it is Game Over for them on a national level.

I don’t think that’s necessarily the problem. They did vote for Cruz, after all. Cruz and Rubio are Cuban which Republicans seem to be okay with as a remnant of the Cold War. Plus, they say all the right things on social issues. And I don’t think Texas would suddenly go for Hillary Clinton if it’s Cruz or Rubio. But I don’t know enough about Texas as I’ve never spent more than 60 hours there.

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bubba zanetti  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:31:07pm

re: #99 withak

You just gave me an evil idea. Markov-chain-based Palintext generator.

It’s sort of a Turing test - if you can’t tell the difference between an actual quote and a Markov chain the you’re dealing with one the crazy ones.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:31:26pm

I wouldn’t put it above Trump to claim women love him because his wife and daughter support him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:32:50pm

re: #119 KGxvi

I don’t think that’s necessarily the problem. They did vote for Cruz, after all. Cruz and Rubio are Cuban which Republicans seem to be okay with as a remnant of the Cold War. Plus, they say all the right things on social issues. And I don’t think Texas would suddenly go for Hillary Clinton if it’s Cruz or Rubio. But I don’t know enough about Texas as I’ve never spent more than 60 hours there.

I think what helps Cruz in Texas is while he is Latino, he speaks Evangelical language. If he were RCC, I bet he would be a hard sell. I don’t think Clinton versus Rubio would make Texas go blue either but I think it would be closer than if an Anglo Protestant topped the ticket.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:35:07pm

re: #122 HappyWarrior

I think what helps Cruz in Texas is while he is Latino, he speaks Evangelical language. If he were RCC, I bet he would be a hard sell. I don’t think Clinton versus Rubio would make Texas go blue either but I think it would be closer than if an Anglo Protestant topped the ticket.

Obama lost Texas by sixteen points, so Hillary could lose it by ten and be “closer.”

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:35:14pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

If the Democrat gets 80% of the Latino vote, the GOP can just forget about it.

Depends on turnout. According to 538’s fun little toy, if turnout remains the same, the Latino vote going to 80% is enough to swing North Carolina back to the Dems, but that’s it. If turnout jumped up to 66% (which is the same as black turnout) and went 80% to the Dems, Texas and Arizona become purple states, but still stay in the GOP column.

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Khal Wimpo (coatless in Vermont)  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:35:44pm

re: #119 KGxvi

I don’t think that’s necessarily the problem. They did vote for Cruz, after all. Cruz and Rubio are Cuban which Republicans seem to be okay with as a remnant of the Cold War. Plus, they say all the right things on social issues. And I don’t think Texas would suddenly go for Hillary Clinton if it’s Cruz or Rubio. But I don’t know enough about Texas as I’ve never spent more than 60 hours there.

Hm. I think that with the engaged Latino electorate this year, you may be right, although Texas voted for Cruz during the Tea Party tidal wave, so that may be an aberration. For a senator or governor, I think they’d be fine with that. But so much race-hatred has been stirred up with the Bubbas over the past 8 years that I don’t think that having anyone darker than a paper bag atop the GOP ticket will get out the vote. Maybe it’d cost them in Ohio, Wisconsin and the mountain states?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:38:50pm

re: #124 KGxvi

Depends on turnout. According to 538’s fun little toy, if turnout remains the same, the Latino vote going to 80% is enough to swing North Carolina back to the Dems, but that’s it. If turnout jumped up to 66% (which is the same as black turnout) and went 80% to the Dems, Texas and Arizona become purple states, but still stay in the GOP column.

Interesting.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:39:24pm

re: #123 Big Beautiful Door

Obama lost Texas by sixteen points, so Hillary could lose it by ten and be “closer.”

That’s true too.

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:40:20pm

Lots of good sex happening out there apparently…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:45:28pm
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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:48:01pm

So apparently the new Zoolander is just awful. Leonard Maltin said it was the first film he’s ever walked out of before it finished and my brother said it makes you want to punch the screen.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:48:17pm

re: #20 Decatur Deb

The jackbooted thugs took this poor man’s guns here, just last week:

150-200 guns
100,000 rounds of ammo
20 gallons of hooch
1 oz of meth

Almost had enough for a party.
dothaneagle.com

As I’ve mentioned before, a hundred thousand rounds is about what an infantry battalion would use on an active day in Vietnam. Truth be told, 20 gallons of hooch and an ounce of methamphetamine would not make a dent in demand though.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:49:19pm

re: #130 Kragar

So apparently the new Zoolander is just awful. Leonard Maltin said it was the first film he’s ever walked out of before it finished and my brother said it makes you want to punch the screen.

Got a zero in the WaPo’s Weekender. I just don’t get why this had to be made. I enjoyed the first one but blah.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:49:42pm

re: #130 Kragar

So apparently the new Zoolander is just awful. Leonard Maltin said it was the first film he’s ever walked out of before it finished and my brother said it makes you want to punch the screen.

It’s not an iron-clad rule of mine, but my leeriness about the quality of a sequel to an apparently standalone movie is directly proportional to how long it’s been since the first installment.

It has served me well.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:50:30pm

re: #132 HappyWarrior

Got a zero in the WaPo’s Weekender. I just don’t get why this had to be made. I enjoyed the first one but blah.

Zoolander 2: The Search for More Money, or whatever.

oh for god’s sake

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:51:16pm

re: #133 Testy Toad T

It’s not an iron-clad rule of mine, but my leeriness about the quality of a sequel to an apparently standalone movie is directly proportional to how long it’s been since the first installment.

It has served me well.

That’s a wise rule. Although I don’t hate Godfather Part III which like this film had a sixteen year gap but I would never consider GFIII in the same realm I do the first two movies which I think are brilliant. GFIII I find merely good.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:51:57pm

re: #134 Testy Toad T

Zoolander 2: The Search for More Money, or whatever.

oh for god’s sake

Come on Mel.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:52:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:53:07pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

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Yeah but they’re different because ya know Jesus.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:53:20pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

They actually factually stopped believing in something just because lots of Democrats believe it.

Simply astounding behavior. They and I live in different worlds.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:54:39pm

re: #133 Testy Toad T

It’s not an iron-clad rule of mine, but my leeriness about the quality of a sequel to an apparently standalone movie is directly proportional to how long it’s been since the first installment.

It has served me well.

My rule’s generally been the exact opposite - see Terminator and T2 - but I think comedies suck at sequels. It’s because they have to work harder in the second one, which defeats the purpose of comedy.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:56:30pm

re: #134 Testy Toad T

Zoolander 2: The Search for More Money, or whatever.

oh for god’s sake

Star Wars gets a Disney reboot. Imagine the stuff Mel could do.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:56:53pm

re: #140 Belafon

Terminator to T2 was seven years. Zoolander is something like 15.

But I think you’re probably right on the genre divide.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:58:25pm

re: #140 Belafon

My rules generally been the exact opposite - see Terminator and T2 - but I think comedies suck at sequels. It’s because they have to work harder in the second one, which defeats the purpose of comedy.

Sarah Connor Chronicles > all the Terminators from T3 till now

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:59:00pm

I think Cruz does have a certain level of intelligence but he knows his audience. You got to go with what sells after all.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:59:05pm

Comedy sequels being something to avoid is a good rule. I didn’t hate Dumb and Dumber Too but it wasn’t as fun. Ditto Anchorman. I guess my two rules would be, waiting over a decade is foolish and comedy sequels should be avoided.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:59:30pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

the first poll that shows just American voters has the GOP losing ground to Independents. The 2009 poll at Republicans at 25.2%, 2013 they fell to 22.9%. Independents went from 28.9% to 34%. Assuming the change in identification is self-selective, it could be anti-creationists leaving the GOP.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 12, 2016 • 12:59:35pm

re: #143 Kragar

Sarah Connor Chronicles > all the Terminators from T3 till now

I thought Genisys wasn’t that bad.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:00:04pm

re: #143 Kragar

Sarah Connor Chronicles > all the Terminators from T3 till now

That’s like saying Bernie Sanders is a more electable candidate than George McGovern. It might be true. It might be EXTREMELY true. It still tells us almost nothing.

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No Depression  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:03:29pm

Is there any place people won’t vape?

Vaping Congressman in the Pocket of Big Vape

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:03:56pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

I thought Genisys wasn’t that bad.

Oooh, another good rule.

If the title of the movie intentionally misspells a word, AVOID.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:04:40pm

re: #150 Testy Toad T

Oooh, another good rule.

If the title of the movie intentionally misspells a word, AVOID.

I’m going to disagree with you there. Two words. Inglorious Basterds. I imagine that’s an exception though not a rule.

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:06:24pm

So, a sequel to a movie I never saw in the theaters isn’t good and is being savaged by the critics. Good to know.

A movie that the fanboys are loving is getting good reviews - and the Mrs is willing to see it during V-day weekend? Bonus! Deadpool it is!

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:07:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:07:49pm

I’ve always thought Terminator 2 was one of the very few sequels that was actually better than the original. An action film that wasn’t stupid.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:08:02pm

re: #152 lawhawk

So, a sequel to a movie I never saw in the theaters isn’t good and is being savaged by the critics. Good to know.

A movie that the fanboys are loving is getting good reviews - and the Mrs is willing to see it during V-day weekend? Bonus! Deadpool it is!

Hey, it’s a romantic action comedy. What’s not to like.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:08:02pm

re: #153 Kragar

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Budget Wonk. //

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:08:56pm

re: #152 lawhawk

So, a sequel to a movie I never saw in the theaters isn’t good and is being savaged by the critics. Good to know.

A movie that the fanboys are loving is getting good reviews - and the Mrs is willing to see it during V-day weekend? Bonus! Deadpool it is!

On the last day of filming, the costume dept told Ryan Reynolds he need to stop by and return the Deadpool outfit.

He said OK, see you in a bit, then drove off wearing it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:09:23pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

I’ve always Terminator 2 was one of the very few sequels that was actually better than the original. An action film that wasn’t stupid.

I was thinking the same. I don’t mind the first Terminator but T2 was great. I liked Arnold better as the Termiantor that has to save John and Sarah Connor rather than the one trying to kill them as in T1. And Robert Patrick as the T-1000 was intimidating as hell.

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:10:25pm

CNN - shut down your “news” service.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:11:02pm

re: #159 lawhawk

CNN - shut down your “news” service.

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I’ve lost a lot of respect for CNN over the years.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:11:08pm

re: #153 Kragar

Paul, this is for you:

(attribution)

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lawhawk  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:12:13pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

I’ve always thought Terminator 2 was one of the very few sequels that was actually better than the original. An action film that wasn’t stupid.

Aliens fits that mold as well. A sequel that was at least as good as the original. It’s also another Cameron movie too.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:12:27pm

A video update on the restaurant patron attack that happened last night here in Columbus. It is being looked at as a potential “lone wolf” terrorist attack by Columbus Police and the FBI. The video is an interview with the owner of the restaurant.

The guy that was in critical condition is a local solo musician that plays many bars and the like around town…Bill Foley. I have never seen him play, but I know all about him because he shares a name with my local guitar shop guru. It sounds like he is going to be okay

Machete Wielding Man Injures Six in Attack on Ohio Israeli Restaurant - Mohamed Barry - Hany Baransi

A CNN story has the guy identified…

CNN -
Ohio restaurant attacker possible ‘lone wolf,’ law enforcement source says

- - CUT - -

Columbus police identified the slain suspect as Mohamed Barry, 30, of Columbus. He was a Somali native with a criminal history that includes a history of drug use, a law enforcement official told CNN.

Jacobs said she didn’t know Barry’s motive or whether Columbus police had dealt with him in the past. She confirmed there appear to be no accomplices.

When reporters pressed her on whether this was an act of terror, Jacobs deferred questions to federal authorities.

- - CUT - -

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Nojay UK  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:12:57pm

re: #140 Belafon

My rule’s generally been the exact opposite - see Terminator and T2 - but I think comedies suck at sequels. It’s because they have to work harder in the second one, which defeats the purpose of comedy.

Aliens was a better movie than Alien in my opinion (more dakka!) but I’ve never been a great fan of the claustrophobic slasher movie genre. I recognise the quality of Alien as a cinematic experience but the characters in the sequel were just so much better and the script much improved.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:16:40pm

re: #148 Testy Toad T

That’s like saying Bernie Sanders is a more electable candidate than George McGovern. It might be true. It might be EXTREMELY true. It still tells us almost nothing.

It made the case that you can have a good Terminator based story line without the need for Arnold.

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wrenchwench  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:18:47pm

I believe the tweeter is the artist. I better say that, because

That used to be my nickname, ‘Wombat’.

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:21:11pm

re: #160 HappyWarrior

I’ve lost a lot of respect for CNN over the years.

My end point was the MH370 alien possibility thing. That was when CNN died to me.

Of course there was Erickson being one of their go to assholes. But aliens and news just broke the whole “we’re a real news agency” thing. Done. Kaput. Over and out.

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makeitstop  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:21:48pm

re: #149 No Depression

Is there any place people won’t vape?

Vaping Congressman in the Pocket of Big Vape

Stop vaping people!!

/ghost of Breitbart

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:21:49pm

re: #130 Kragar

So apparently the new Zoolander is just awful. Leonard Maltin said it was the first film he’s ever walked out of before it finished and my brother said it makes you want to punch the screen.

Even though it’s not January anymore, it was released in a very “Fuck You It’s January” way. The studio probably knew it was garbage so it gets released early in the year, at the same time a something that will blow it away at the box office (Deadpool) so it can be safely ignored and written off, or they can blame Deadpool for it.

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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:22:10pm

re: #32 The Vicious Babushka
Poking around that link, I found the source of the bullshit claim that the parents faced up to 20 years for late paperwork. The parents, who are nameless to inhibit the curious, may be charged with :

“The criminal charge is ‘contributing to the delinquency of a minor,’ a first-degree misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of up to $1,000 in fines and up to six months in the county jail,” Kamadawiwoole informed. “Each day that a child is ‘truant’ can be considered a separate offense.”

Misdemeanor truancy!!! Potentially a maximum 6 months (virtually never actually imposed) X theoretically 1 charge be day out of school + consecutive sentences very rarely imposed = 20 fucking years!!!!!!

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:22:45pm

The Zoolander 2 trailer is all you need to see to know the movie is a dud. Usually one of the best scenes or jokes makes into the trailer to tease. The trailer has nothing funny…just some stupid slapstick that draws not even a chuckle.

Sad that much money is spent on a bad idea from the get-go.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:23:36pm

re: #167 WhatEVs

My end point was the MH370 alien possibility thing. That was when CNN died to me.

Of course there was Erickson being one of their go to assholes. But aliens and news just broke the whole “we’re a real news agency” thing. Done. Kaput. Over and out.

Yeah good point.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:24:32pm

re: #168 makeitstop

Stop vaping people!!

/ghost of Breitbart

Oh I thought that was Breitbart Fudd.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:25:07pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

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That used to be my nickname, ‘Wombat’.

Born on the same exact day of Lincoln. Not bad 2-12-1809. Not bad at all.

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:26:49pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

I’ve always thought Terminator 2 was one of the very few sequels that was actually better than the original. An action film that wasn’t stupid.

I like T2, but… Most of the plot was recycled from deleted scenes and dropped ideas from the first movie. It’s almost as if James Cameron finally had big studio support and a budget and decided to re-make the first movie the way he really wished he could have the first time. That and Arnold Schwarzenegger had become really popular then so there’s no way in hell people would accept him as a bad guy.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:27:28pm

re: #167 WhatEVs

My end point was the MH370 alien possibility thing. That was when CNN died to me.

Of course there was Erickson being one of their go to assholes. But aliens and news just broke the whole “we’re a real news agency” thing. Done. Kaput. Over and out.

Don Lemon.

‘nuff said

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:30:01pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

I believe the tweeter is the artist. I better say that, because

That used to be my nickname, ‘Wombat’.

I had a friend in college whose nickname was Wombat. The story went that he and his friends were having fun at lunch and he stood up and said “I am the Wombat!”

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makeitstop  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:30:03pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Oh I thought that was Breitbart Fudd.

Or Breitbart Gabor.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:31:05pm

re: #175 Jack Burton

I like T2, but… Most of the plot was recycled from deleted scenes and dropped ideas from the first movie. It’s almost as if James Cameron finally had big studio support and a budget and decided to re-make the first movie they he really wish he could have the first time. That and Arnold Schwarzenegger had become really popular then so there’s no way in hell people would accept him as a bad guy.

Not sure what the “but…” is for. That’s interesting knowledge, though.

I looked up Deadpool, and the writers for it wrote Zombieland.

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:33:35pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:36:40pm

re: #141 Belafon

Star Wars gets a Disney reboot. Imagine the stuff Mel could do.

Mel’s best movies (in order of Greatness)
1. Blazing Saddles
2. History of the World
3. The Producers
4. Men in Tights
5. Spaceballs
6. Young Frankenstein
7. High Anxiety
.
.
.
1000. The 12 Chairs

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unproven innocence  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:44:14pm

We are about one election away from the end of the great experiment that Lincoln spoke of at Gettysburg.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:46:21pm

re: #181 The Vicious Babushka

The Starkiller base could have giant mouse ears. But rather than destroying you, it puts mouse ears on your planet as well.

Edit: And turns the planet into a theme park.

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:46:31pm

re: #179 Belafon

Not sure what the “but…” is for. That’s interesting knowledge, though.

I looked up Deadpool, and the writers for it wrote Zombieland.

I guess it was my way of saying I enjoyed it, and it was a good film, but it’s almost too derivative of the first and I can’t give it “5 stars” or whatever because of it.

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:47:52pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:50:02pm

re: #153 Kragar

Or if we don’t have a government. Why not, let’s give it a shot.

/

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:53:19pm

re: #164 Nojay UK

Aliens was a better movie than Alien in my opinion (more dakka!) but I’ve never been a great fan of the claustrophobic slasher movie genre. I recognise the quality of Alien as a cinematic experience but the characters in the sequel were just so much better and the script much improved.

They are both good movies, and I like Aliens better, but they are 2 completely different kinds of movies so it’s almost apples to oranges to compare the two.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:53:23pm

re: #185 ausador

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Heard one of Bernie’s staff guys last night on MSNBC saying the media was making too much of the photo in question. He said it was “representative” of the time and Bernie addressing students on much the same way. WaPo reporter Jonathan Capehart said that wouldn’t be a big deal if they weren’t using the image in online posts, etc.

What is telling to me is they are still using it after being questioned. It would just be best to pull it, say you made a mistake and move on. It is kind of arrogant to use it and try to pass it off as “almost like the real image.”

I’m not impressed Bernie and boys.

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gwangung  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:54:26pm

re: #188 ObserverArt

Heard one of Bernie’s staff guys last night on MSNBC saying the media was making too much of the photo in question. He said it was “representative” of the time and Bernie addressing students on much the same way. WaPo reporter Jonathan Capehart said that wouldn’t be a big deal if they weren’t using the image in online posts, etc.

What is telling to me is they are still using it after being questioned. It would just be best to pull it, say you made a mistake and move on. It is kind of arrogant to use it and try to pass it off as “almost like the real image.”

I’m not impressed Bernie and boys.

Ghah. Farm system mentality.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:54:41pm

re: #185 ausador

Again with this campaign-by-checkmark bullshit.

To be honest, I frankly don’t care what Bernie Sanders was or was not doing in the 1960s. I care about why he now seems to think that any and every foreign and domestic problem we have will start farting sunshine and rainbows if he can just hamstring enough bankers in NYC.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:55:36pm

re: #188 ObserverArt

Heard one of Bernie’s staff guys last night on MSNBC saying the media was making too much of the photo in question. He said it was “representative” of the time and Bernie addressing students on much the same way. WaPo reporter Jonathan Capehart said that wouldn’t be a big deal if they weren’t using the image in online posts, etc.

What is telling to me is they are still using it after being questioned. It would just be best to pull it, say you made a mistake and move on. It is kind of arrogant to use it and try to pass it off as “almost like the real image.”

I’m not impressed Bernie and boys.

He’s gonna have to watch that it doesn’t turn into being shot at while running to the plane.

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:57:16pm

re: #188 ObserverArt

I’m not impressed Bernie and boys.

I like some of his ideas, and think we’ve let shit get so bad in America that we need some of them, but nothing has turned me off of Bernie Sanders faster than his supporters and the people running his campaign. All the Bernie Bots and Bernie Bros I just can’t take their bullshit anymore. They are like if you took all Ron Paul kooks, and spun them to the left and there you go.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:58:03pm

re: #192 Jack Burton

They are like if you took all Ron Paul kooks, and spun them to the left and there you go.

Dollars to donuts, a whole bunch of them are Ron Paul ex-kooks.

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TedStriker  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:59:06pm

re: #143 Kragar

Sarah Connor Chronicles > all the Terminators from T3 till now

That’s not saying much.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 1:59:10pm
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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:01:53pm

re: #194 TedStriker

That’s not saying much.

I’ve never really understood the epic mountain of hate piled onto Terminator Salvation. I wouldn’t say it was all that great but it looked like Citizen Cane compared to T3, and isn’t in my opinion deserving of the level of hate it gets.

Genisys on the other hand…. Jesus H Christ….

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:02:02pm

re: #190 Testy Toad T

Again with this campaign-by-checkmark bullshit.

To be honest, I frankly don’t care what Bernie Sanders was or was not doing in the 1960s. I care about why he now seems to think that any and every foreign and domestic problem we have will start farting sunshine and rainbows if he can just hamstring enough bankers in NYC.

This reminds me of the old conservative talking point regarding affirmative action: “Why have race based affirmative action? Everything it attempts can and should be done by giving preferences to the economically disadvantaged.”

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:02:09pm

re: #192 Jack Burton

I like some of his ideas, and think we’ve let shit get so bad in America that we need some of them, but nothing has turned me off of Bernie Sanders faster than his supporters and the people running his campaign. All the Bernie Bots and Bernie Bros I just can’t take their bullshit anymore. They are like if you took all Ron Paul kooks, and spun them to the left and there you go.

I want to be clear. I meant I am not impressed by Bernie and staff handling of this photo.

I’m still taking in info on Bernie in general.

He does seem to be getting much media favor.

But I do wonder why Daily KOS seems to be over-the-moon with Sanders. I don’t read KOS much, but I would not put some of what I have seen in the ‘journalism’ basket. More like cheerleading. To be expected I guess when you consider the state of journalism. It is almost a totally lost art.

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TedStriker  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:02:38pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

I’ve always thought Terminator 2 was one of the very few sequels that was actually better than the original. An action film that wasn’t stupid.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan also falls into this category.

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:03:50pm

re: #196 Jack Burton

I’ve never really understood the epic mountain of hate piled onto Terminator Salvation. I wouldn’t say it was all that great but it looked like Citizen Cane compared to T3, and isn’t in my opinion deserving of the level of hate it gets.

Genisys on the other hand…. Jesus H Christ….

Salvation was, to me at least, the closest we’re ever going to get to a film set post-Judgement Day. Ever other movie is just largely following on the same script as the first two: “We’ve gotta stop Judgement Day in an increasingly convoluted fashion since we’re fast approaching the point where the long war against machines ending in 2029 makes no sense.”

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:07:06pm

re: #196 Jack Burton

I’ve never really understood the epic mountain of hate piled onto Terminator Salvation. I wouldn’t say it was all that great but it looked like Citizen Cane compared to T3, and isn’t in my opinion deserving of the level of hate it gets.

Genisys on the other hand…. Jesus H Christ….

I thought T3 was OK, but it was obvious Cameron wasn’t involved. Specifically, I thought it actually did a pretty good job of leading to war. It did a much better job than SW:E3 did getting to Vader.

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Belafon  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:09:54pm

But I’ll say this about the Terminator movies, as much as I like them: They’re what everyone thinks of when they think of sentient machines. That annoys the hell out of me. There is nothing that indicates that androids will turn on humans. Hell, I think the worse thing that will happen to us is that they’ll get bored with us and move on, as in off planet to explore the universe.

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:11:05pm

re: #176 Kragar

Don Lemon.

‘nuff said

What inquiring mind wouldn’t immediately go to Alien Abduction as the cause for an airplane going missing…over a vast ocean? It’s only logical. /

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darthstar  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:12:24pm
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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:12:29pm

re: #201 Belafon

I thought T3 was OK, but it was obvious Cameron wasn’t involved. Specifically, I thought it actually did a pretty good job of leading to war. It did a much better job than SW:E3.

You won’t get any argument from me on that point. I’m very much of the opinion that *absolutely nothing* good came from the Star Wars Prequels, they were complete garbage and don’t exist anymore in my mind beyond Rifftrax and RLM’s Mr. Plinkett reviews.

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:14:44pm

re: #202 Belafon

But I’ll say this about the Terminator movies, as much as I like them: They’re what everyone thinks of when they think of sentient machines. That annoys the hell out of me. There is nothing that indicates that androids will turn on humans. Hell, I think the worse thing that will happen to us is that they’ll get bored with us and move on, as in off planet to explore the universe.

Well, to be fair, the Terminator films were just in the same root as scifi going all the way back to RUR in the 1920s. If we could create sentient machines tomorrow, would we see them as equals…or would we view them as just slightly smarter ways of doing all those tasks we don’t want to do ourselves? And, if the latter, doesn’t that effectively make them slaves?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:15:24pm

re: #195 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

If Chuck loves Australia so much he can stay there.

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Jack Burton  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:18:16pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

Well, to be fair, the Terminator films were just in the same root as scifi going all the way back to RUR in the 1920s. If we could create sentient machines tomorrow, would we see them as equals…or would we view them as just slightly smarter ways of doing all those tasks we don’t want to do ourselves? And, if the latter, doesn’t that effectively make them slaves?

Sentient, or rather Sapient, Self-Aware, Imaginative, Emotional, Conscious machines are not needed to do meanial tasks we don’t like to. AI doesn’t have to equate to “machine life”. The second a machine is made that is along the lines of Data, it should be considered a person not a thing.

We don’t have to make Datas or Bishops or Davids or Johnny 5s to do things we might need really smart machines for.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:18:17pm

Wow. I know I should never read comments in an article. But I went ahead and read some of the comments at the Johnathan Capehart article about the Sanders photo in question. I don’t get to talk with many Sanders supporters so I wanted to see the back and forth between the Clinton folk and the Sanders.

Summation: The Photo is a Rorschach image…what do you see?

And as far as the back and forth between the Clinton and Sanders supporters…I should not have read the comments!

The WaPo article link (again): WaPo - Stop sending around this photo of ‘Bernie Sanders’

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Usually refered to as anyways  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:21:08pm

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

If Chuck loves Australia so much he can stay there.

[Embedded content]

I have spoken with my fellow citizens, and we are sorry to inform you but its a HELL NO
In fact, now that you are almost done with Obama we would like first dibs.

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Usually refered to as anyways  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:24:10pm

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

If Chuck loves Australia so much he can stay there.

[Embedded content]

A every day occurrence in Australia.

Venomous Red Bellied Black Snake on the Car Windscreen

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:25:25pm

re: #210 Usually refered to as anyways

At least Auatralian Furby won’t be able to buy guns there.

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allegro  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:26:33pm

re: #212 GlutenFreeJesus

At least Auatralian Furby won’t be able to buy guns there.

On the other hand, it means no one will shoot him neither.

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:26:35pm

re: #210 Usually refered to as anyways

I have spoken with my fellow citizens, and we are sorry to inform you but its a HELL NO
In fact, now that you are almost done with Obama we would like first dibs.

What do we get in trade?

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makeitstop  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:30:20pm

re: #211 Usually refered to as anyways

A every day occurrence in Australia.

[Embedded content]

Video

NOPE.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:30:34pm

A live look into Trump’s sheeple lining up to see their Master:

TRUMP IN TAMPA- Here’s a look inside the USF Sun Dome where people are starting to arrive for Donald J. Trump’s campaign rally tonight at 7.Do you think he’ll fill the Sun Dome?

Posted by WFLA News Channel 8 on Friday, February 12, 2016
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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:32:08pm

re: #211 Usually refered to as anyways

When those two guys screamed I LMAO. (I screamed a little, too.)

That was an awesome video. Thank you.

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Lidane  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:32:47pm
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Usually refered to as anyways  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:34:39pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

What do we get in trade?

If you could take our Right Wingers, you could have a full set of the crazy.

Deal?

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wrenchwench  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:36:04pm

re: #211 Usually refered to as anyways

A every day occurrence in Australia.

[Embedded content]

This is America:

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:37:07pm

re: #219 Usually refered to as anyways

If you could take our Right Wingers, you could have a full set of the crazy.

Deal?

Throw in some lager and we’ll consider it.

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Usually refered to as anyways  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:40:56pm

re: #217 WhatEVs

When those two guys screamed I LMAO. (I screamed a little, too.)

That was an awesome video. Thank you.

Its stereotypical of Aussie males, and it is very common, all of us know someone who acts and sounds like them.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:41:42pm

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

If Chuck loves Australia so much he can stay there.

[Embedded content]

There’s another photo in the story of a spider catching a field mouse. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:43:44pm

Sander’s Twitter account suddenly on an immigration reform tweeting spree.

If I was more cynical I might say something about the Nevada primary coming up…

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Usually refered to as anyways  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:44:11pm

re: #221 Targetpractice

Throw in some lager and we’ll consider it.

Wow sure…
Have you ever heard of Fosters Lager its errr cough Great cough…

You could have all our Fosters Larger.

Remember the diversity we would be offering, we have some great white accents.

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:44:54pm

re: #225 Usually refered to as anyways

Wow sure…
Have you ever heard of Fosters Lager its errr cough Great cough…

You could have all our Fosters Larger.

Remember the diversity we would be offering, we have some great white accents.

Hey now, I’m a dumb American, so I’ll be making the demands here.

///

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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:45:17pm

Shit be getting real.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:45:22pm

So the Pope met with the disgusting and corrupt scumbag, the Russian Patriarch, and they issued a lengthy statement together. Which of course had to include this (unedited google translation):

The family based on marriage as an act of free and faithful love between a man and a woman. Love strengthens their union, teaches them to accept each other as a gift. Marriage - is the school of love and fidelity. We regret that other forms of cohabitation is now equated with the Union, and hallowed tradition of the biblical notions of fatherhood and motherhood as a special vocation of man and woman in marriage are forced out of the public consciousness.

Yeah, fuck Francis.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:46:10pm

re: #225 Usually refered to as anyways

Wow sure…
Have you ever heard of Fosters Lager its errr cough Great cough…

You could have all our Fosters Larger.

Remember the diversity we would be offering, we have some great white accents.

Couldn’t agree more!

The gril almost getting hit by lightning in Australia ! Lightning ! Blitz!

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Danack  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:46:14pm

re: #195 Charles Johnson

Uh….if nothing else, Sydney, and the whole or Australia, has a pretty massive homeless problem caused at least in part by a large substance abuse problem:

homelessnessaustralia.org.au

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:47:36pm

Politics is everywhere in a big Presidential election. I’ve mentioned I am an auto race fan. Sometimes I check out racing forums to see what is going on in the sport.

Saw these images in a thread at an Indycar racing forum. There was a thread discussing political ads on race cars. Just as expected, some for, some against and one saying Trump is a ‘man of the people’. I agree. But we need to determine which people he is the man of. 1% of the people…maybe.

Trump Dirt Track Sprint Car at Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals Race, Sept. 2015
The Trumpmobile…one-upping The Pope, “who is not a great pope, that I can tell you. Too socialist…some think he is a communists. I’m just saying. It should be looked into. He might not be the Pope. I think he is disqualified…but what do I know, I am not a politician!”
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Stanley Sea  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:47:38pm

re: #211 Usually refered to as anyways

A every day occurrence in Australia.

[Embedded content]

Video

That was so excellent. I screamed when he hit the washers.

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KGxvi  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:48:37pm

Meanwhile, in the “Kansas, What’s the Matter With” File:

The Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday gave the state until June 30 to enact an “equitable” school funding formula or, it said, the state’s public schools won’t open for the 2016-2017 school year.

In its ruling, the court said that if a formula isn’t in place by then, the court will decide that “no constitutionally valid school finance system exists.”

“Without a constitutionally equitable school finance system, the schools in Kansas will be unable to operate beyond June 30,” the Supreme Court said.

And you can bet that Sam Brownback would find his way into a Republican administration.

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:49:17pm

re: #216 Dr. Matt

Wow, there are literally tens of followers there! Trump is definitely making America great again.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:53:34pm

re: #234 WhatEVs

Wow, there are literally tens of followers there! Trump is definitely making America great again.

Well, they could all be in line at the concessions getting hot dogs, popcorn and some Cokes. It happens at all sporting events.

If that is the case, the building will fill up once the horn blows!

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:57:47pm
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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:58:26pm

re: #235 ObserverArt

Well, they could all be in line at the concessions getting hot dogs, popcorn and some Cokes. It happens at all sporting events.

If that is the case, the building will fill up once the horn blows!

Is that when Trump and Vince McMahon start whaling on each other? :-)

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Great White Snark  Feb 12, 2016 • 2:59:04pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:00:17pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:00:50pm

re: #237 WhatEVs

Is that when Trump and Vince McMahon start whaling on each other? :-)

That suggests a splendid idea. Make sure the next Republican debate has an ample supply of folding steel chairs on the stage.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:01:57pm
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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:02:52pm

re: #239 gocart mozart

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I had to stop watching. I started tearing up. And I hate crying with a passion.

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retired cynic  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:04:06pm

re: #236 goddamnedfrank

We don’t have a Costco, but that happens to me every time I shop Sam’s Club. Is there a Pavlovian cue involved here?

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:04:30pm

…sideways.

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:05:14pm
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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:06:53pm
247
BeachDem  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:08:41pm

re: #192 Jack Burton

I like some of his ideas, and think we’ve let shit get so bad in America that we need some of them, but nothing has turned me off of Bernie Sanders faster than his supporters and the people running his campaign. All the Bernie Bots and Bernie Bros I just can’t take their bullshit anymore. They are like if you took all Ron Paul kooks, and spun them to the left and there you go.

At a meeting this morning, one of them was boasting about a volunteer who sold blood to get enough money to go to Iowa to work. Yuck. And, as I mentioned earlier, at a meeting last week, one the Berniacs went up to a young man who was a Hillary intern, got in his face, and said, “You’re working for the wrong candidate.”

They try to MBF it, but I have not seen any Hillary supporters who act like that. (Now, I do know one who was working a phone bank and when the person said he was voting for Bernie, the phone banker wrote “asshole” on the sheet, but she didn’t say it to him. Plus, I’m not certain if she thought he was an asshole for voting for Bernie or just in general.)/

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:09:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:12:36pm
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retired cynic  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:13:25pm

re: #249 Charles Johnson

That stuff disgusts me. It’s a rhetorical twitch, that’s all.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:15:41pm

re: #238 Great White Snark

Not at all. It would have meant a return to the original spirit of the 2nd Amendment; that the right to keep and bear arms was limited to “a well regulated militia.” That’s not even close to being “struck down.”

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allegro  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:16:45pm

One could turn that around and point out all of the times Hillary says “I will fight for you” and Bernie… never says that. He says y’all gotta rise up and do the revolution.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:18:01pm
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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:18:34pm

Speaking of Nazis and socialists, here’s a 1930 article by Otto Strasser “The Socialists leave the NSDAP”. It’s basically a manifesto explaining in which ways NSDAP has betrayed socialism and is no longer socialist:

ns-archiv.de

Strasser’s and his comrades’ notion of national socialism included support of the Indian struggle against the British imperialism (as well as rejection of any form of imperialism, German or otherwise), refusal to support war against Russia, but at the same time rejection of Marxism as a false form of socialism.

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wrenchwench  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:20:41pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:23:29pm

OK, cuter than a prickly pear:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:25:05pm

re: #245 WhatEVs

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Comparing a Jewish man who it’s well documented lost family in the Holocaust to Hitler. Stay classy Alex. Fucking bigoted piece of shit who regularly actually has on people who are antisemitic bigots.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:25:18pm

re: #256 wrenchwench

THAT’S A STRANGE-LOOKING RABBIT!/

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:26:31pm

re: #236 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

Well, there you go. We need a way to make all shopping carts act like this and then have some way to connect the energy to a storage system that then has a converter to turn into usable AC power to help power the store lights and ‘fridges and freezers.

I’m thinking something like the tall pole and connector on a dodgem car! : )

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:26:55pm

re: #254 Nyet

Speaking of Nazis and socialists, here’s a 1930 article by Otto Strasser “The Socialists leave the NSDAP”. It’s basically a manifesto explaining in which ways NSDAP has betrayed socialism and is no longer socialist:

ns-archiv.de

Strasser’s and his comrades’ notion of national socialism included support of the Indian struggle against the British imperialism (as well as rejection of any form of imperialism, German or otherwise), refusal to support war against Russia, but at the same time rejection of Marxism as a false form of socialism.

The inner struggles of the NSDAP are quite interesting. You had the Stresserites who took the socialist in National Socialist literally and then what became the dominant force that didn’t and was fine with having industrialists like the Krupps influence the party. Nazism and fascism did differ from traditional European conservatism. Of course traditional European conservatism of that era was an absolute monarchy and all power to the church.

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BeachDem  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:27:27pm

Breaking: Jim Gilmore has dropped out of the race.

rawstory.com

It’s about as exciting as most of CNN’s breaking news, so…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:28:12pm

re: #261 BeachDem

Breaking: Jim Gilmore has dropped out of the race.

rawstory.com

It’s about as exciting as most of CNN’s breaking news, so…

Well Gilmore can brag that he lasted longer than Rand Paul. I’m going to laugh if he runs again in 2020.

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:28:34pm

re: #261 BeachDem

Breaking: Jim Gilmore has dropped out of the race.

rawstory.com

It’s about as exciting as most of CNN’s breaking news, so…

His supporter is gonna be devastated.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:30:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:30:19pm

re: #263 Targetpractice

His supporter is gonna be devastated.

Heh I actually read an interview with one of the eight people who voted for him in Iowa and I have to concede his reasoning was much better than what I’ve seen given for Trump. I flat out don’t get Gilmore’s deal though. What on earth made him think people wanted him to be the nominee? Maybe he can be a sacrificial lamb to run against Kaine in a couple years but I suspect the Virginia GOP is going to find someone competent for that race.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:31:04pm

re: #260 HappyWarrior

There’s a reason why in Horst Wessel we read:

“Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen…”

Both the “red front” and “reaction” are enemies for this “early” NSDAP.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:31:10pm

re: #264 Charles Johnson

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I think it takes more balls to actually give a shit about your fellow man than not to. But yeah fuck him and his balls. Maybe he and Tom Brady can discuss balls together at the Trump debate watch party.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:32:06pm

re: #266 Nyet

There’s a reason why in Horst Wessel we read:

“Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen…”

Both the “red front” and “reaction” are enemies for this “early” NSDAP.

Right, the Nazis hated the old monarchy. I mean I certainly don’t subscribe to the Nazis leftist trope but Nazism and fascism in general are complex ideologies/

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Kragar  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:33:23pm

My new PC arrived!

Picked up an Alienware gaming system rather than a home/office model, so busy getting everything set up and loaded up now.

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:34:55pm

re: #244 Nyet

[Embedded content]

…sideways.

Sergey, you have to look over that small stuff and go for the big picture. It is a historical coming together of two of the world’s larger churches and political entities! Just think of all that power. Why, it is almost god-like.

It’s all good.

/

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EPR-radar  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:34:56pm

re: #264 Charles Johnson

Much about RWNJs can be explained by the theory that they think with their balls.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:34:57pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Right, the Nazis hated the old monarchy. I mean I certainly don’t subscribe to the Nazis leftist trope

They rejected both extremes, that means they were moderate centrists. ///

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:35:54pm

re: #241 Nyet

Well, that was harsh.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:36:14pm

re: #272 Nyet

They rejected both extremes, that means they were moderate centrists. ///

Heh. Good one.

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:36:29pm

re: #270 ObserverArt

It’s not really much of an event outside of Russia. The Russian Church does not equal Orthodox church after all. There are 14 more equal churches…

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:36:55pm

re: #273 Decatur Deb

Well, that was harsh.

You haven’t seen harsh…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:37:47pm

re: #272 Nyet

They rejected both extremes, that means they were moderate centrists. ///

Was that the era of the “No True Nazi”?

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:38:22pm

re: #256 wrenchwench

OK, cuter than a prickly pear:

[Embedded content]

I got your goat!

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No Country For Old Haters  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:38:40pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:39:20pm

re: #261 BeachDem

Breaking: Jim Gilmore has dropped out of the race.

rawstory.com

It’s about as exciting as most of CNN’s breaking news, so…

We hardly knew you Jim. At all.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:40:50pm

re: #264 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

From his profile:

Being offended doesn’t mean that you’re right. #Onlycowardsblock.

Yeah, and being an obnoxious dick doesn’t make you right. Guess I’m a coward—blocked. //

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No Country For Old Haters  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:43:16pm

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:43:35pm

This is hands down the stupidest article I have read all week (and that’s saying something). Libertarian /= Socialist they are the antithesis of each other!

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:44:26pm

I mean I know he’s a dick, but what a dick.

Ambassadors to Sweden and Norway Confirmed, Sen. Cruz Lifts Hold

The Senate on Friday confirmed a handful of ambassadors and State Department officials, including the American ambassadors to Sweden and Norway — a move that came after Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, lifted his months-long hold on the nominations which were in place because of his objection to the Iran nuclear deal. […]

nbcnews.com

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:44:46pm

A Gen Exer’s view of last night’s debate:

(Not that I would know)

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Nyet  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:48:24pm

re: #283 ausador

This is hands down the stupidest article I have read all week (and that’s saying something). Libertarian /= Socialist they are the antithesis of each other!

[Embedded content]

en.wikipedia.org

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:49:32pm

re: #87 BeachDem

Oh, we understand the words fine.

It’s the sentences and paragraphs that we cannot fathom.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:50:12pm

re: #282 No Country For Old Haters

Donald Trump on Friday threatened to sue Ted Cruz for “not being a natural born citizen” if the Texas senator “doesn’t clean up his act” and stop running negative ads against him.

since cruz obviously will not stop running negative ads will trump then live up to his promise and actually really truly for real bring suit against cruz in a real live grownup court?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:50:34pm

re: #283 ausador

The CATO comparison isn’t much better.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:52:19pm

re: #289 Eric The Fruit Bat

The CATO comparison isn’t much better.

Otherwise know as the KOCHO Institute.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:52:28pm

re: #288 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

since cruz obviously will not stop running negative ads will trump then live up to his promise and actually really truly for real bring suit against cruz in a real live grownup court?

Is Orly’s calendar clear?

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:52:40pm

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

It would go something like this.

Real Genius. studying too much, goes crazy

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:53:22pm

re: #288 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Trump is actually the anti-Rage Furby: (1) he has money and (2) he does sue.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:55:27pm

re: #293 Eric The Fruit Bat

Trump is actually the anti-Rage Furby: (1) he has money and (2) he does sue.

Sue All The Things!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:56:23pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 12, 2016 • 3:59:32pm

re: #290 De Kolta Chair

That’s why I keep them in my newsfeed: If you want to defeat your enemy, sing his song.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:00:15pm

Heh

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:01:45pm

re: #143 Kragar

Sarah Connor Chronicles > all the Terminators from T3 till now

And I’m still wondering what the fuck was going on. Why was that T3000 protecting John Connor? Was that AI going to turn bad?

We’ll never know!

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:02:08pm

Remember folks, the Muslims are the Real Terrorists™—I’m sure this Real American™ patriot was just righteously defending “his” country:

Muslim man beaten to death with shovel by construction worker he hired: police

A Portland man is being held on suspicion of murdering an elderly Muslim man with a shovel, the Oregonian reports.

Michael Troxell, 27, is being held without bail on suspicion of using homicidal violence against Abdul Jamil Kamawal, 68. Police responded to a 911 call of a man being attacked with a shovel, and when they arrived found Kamawal covered in straw. He died soon after from his injuries. […]

Troxell and Kamawal didn’t know each other, but Troxell was doing construction work on Kamawal’s property, police told reporters. […]

rawstory.com

Video

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:05:45pm

re: #286 Nyet

en.wikipedia.org

So anarchists by another name basically, shame humans aren’t ever going to be perfect enough for that to work. The title is a confusing one since they take a small piece of each system and discard the rest in favor of another ideology altogether. I would argue that they are in fact neither.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:08:03pm

My wife is having a colonoscopy done tomorrow, so I apologize to any and all who were looking forward to my usual Friday night poop jokes.

///

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:12:46pm

re: #195 Charles Johnson

Now thinking of all the interesting wildlife that UpChuck might encounter.

Come to Australia

Hope his insurance is paid up. Oh wait. Acts of God.

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:15:27pm

re: #299 CuriousLurker

That’s heartbreaking. An old guy everyone loved murdered by some punk.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:18:04pm

re: #301 De Kolta Chair

At least your better half won’t feel anything-but you will have to put up with some incredibly long and loud flatuence unless the surgeon degasses the missus as he respools the scope.

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:18:33pm

re: #286 Nyet

I should also point out that the article does not hold that philosophy. The author clearly labored to find some way to make Bernie appealing to conventional Libertarians.

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Jayleia  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:19:30pm

re: #302 Romantic Heretic

Hope his insurance is paid up. Oh wait. Acts of God.

If the wildlife DID take care of him, I’d be willing to reconsider my atheism in favor of whichever religion made the best case for having taken care of him…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:19:43pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:22:55pm

re: #306 Jayleia

I hope it’s red-bellied brown snake. I bet he’s too stupid to even bother to read up on the dangerous fauna that awaits him there.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:23:46pm

Thrilled to be living the American Dream (video at link):

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:25:09pm

re: #306 Jayleia

If the wildlife DID take care of him, I’d be willing to reconsider my atheism in favor of whichever religion made the best case for having taken care of him…

LOL

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Stanley Sea  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:27:10pm

re: #299 CuriousLurker

Remember folks, the Muslims are the Real Terrorists™—I’m sure this Real American™ patriot was just righteously defending “his” country:

[Embedded content]

:(((((

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thedopefishlives  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:27:38pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:28:04pm

re: #299 CuriousLurker

So sad.

Looking at the picture of the perp I thought, “There’s a man who likes, really like, his hate.”

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:29:39pm

The low-down on Hitler and other Nazi leaders. This is one of many sets of lyrics for the classic “Colonel Bogey” march.

Hitler Has Only Got One Ball

Hitler has only got one ball,
Goering has two but very small,
Himmler has something sim’lar,
While Goebbels has no balls at all.

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:31:45pm

Hopefully, like most federal trials seemingly do, it will be delayed/rescheduled.

316
Stanley Sea  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:32:27pm

Hilarious read.

Beach Dem, you def need to hit up the Wonkebago tour.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:32:37pm

re: #304 Eric The Fruit Bat

At least your better half won’t feel anything-but you will have to put up with some incredibly long and loud flatuence unless the surgeon degasses the missus as he respools the scope.

The farting is my favorite part! I’d ask my wife if it was also her favorite part, but at the moment she’s indisposed. ;-)

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Targetpractice  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:32:42pm

re: #315 ausador

[Embedded content]

Hopefully, like most federal trials seemingly do, it will be delayed/rescheduled.

21 days? I don’t think I have nearly enough popcorn set aside. Might have to dip into my election stockpile.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:33:15pm

re: #313 Romantic Heretic

So sad.

Looking at the picture of the perp I thought, “There’s a man who likes, really like, his hate.”

Yeah, he’s doing the classic defiant/angry thug stare for the camera. It looks exactly the same, regardless of the ethnicity of the wearer. *smh*

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thedopefishlives  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:33:25pm

re: #318 Targetpractice

21 days? I don’t think I have nearly enough popcorn set aside. Might have to dip into my election stockpile.

I better start stocking up. Prices are going to jump with all the demand. So much derp, so little time.

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Great White Snark  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:34:26pm

re: #251 Charles Johnson

Not at all. It would have meant a return to the original spirit of the 2nd Amendment; that the right to keep and bear arms was limited to “a well regulated militia.” That’s not even close to being “struck down.”

Sorry to be late with this reply but did want to take care-

What use was the 2nd to a person living in DC before Heller? None right? Or if there were a militia DC citizens could join-? So if militia is what it must be… How do you do that with unarmed unpracticed people? But wait who wants more militias anyway?

It’s a long argued point about what well regulated militia means today in the 2nd. Obviously I admit we disagree there. This militia of which we speak does not exist. Bit of a red flag there. To say the militia requirement is where the argument ends is using the amendment to uphold gun bans. I’d say that’s opposite of the obvious intent of the words “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” One can choose to emphasize either portion, and it seems everyone who cares at all has done exactly that. So again we agree to disagree there IIRC.

In my not uncommon view a fair interpretation of the amendment includes allowing law abiding people to hunt with a gun, or defend themselves at least at home and their own workplace (upheld by SCOTUS circa late 1800’s). Of course the laws limiting who may possess and what kind of gun may be possessed have been upheld many times now.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:34:37pm

re: #316 Stanley Sea

Beach Dem, you def need to hit up the Wonkebago tour.

Wonkette’s baby is so cute, and the spitting image of mom.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:35:28pm

If anyone can stand another 10 minutes of Bundy/militia derp, here is a little schadenfreude aperitif. The current reaction to the FBI/DoJ work of the last few days is an outburst of paranoia that peaks with the rumor of “68 pending warrants”. The story originates with the Oathkeepers, and includes proposed arrests of doofi from 2014 Bundy, the minor gold miners action, and Fort Dildo. Note this YouTube bard, Dahboo 77, really wants Blaine Cooper to be a Fed.

OathKeepers Media: 68 Warrants Out for Those Who Stood at Bundy Ranch & Oregon Standoff

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:37:00pm
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KingKenrod  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:38:32pm

American Masters is premiering their B.B. King film tonight on PBS

Video

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:39:11pm

re: #315 ausador

[Embedded content]

Hopefully, like most federal trials seemingly do, it will be delayed/rescheduled.

E gad, let’s hope so. That day has lots of symbolism for the far-right lunatic fringe. It’s the date of the OKC bombing in 1995, which was itself timed to fall on the 2nd anniversary of the deadly Branch Davidian fire in Waco.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:40:39pm

re: #326 CuriousLurker

E gad, let’s hope so. That day has lots of symbolism for the far-right lunatic fringe. It’s the date of the OKC bombing in 1995, which was itself timed to fall on the 2nd anniversary of the deadly Branch Davidian fire in Waco.

Don’t think it’s an accident.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:40:44pm

re: #313 Romantic Heretic

So sad.

Looking at the picture of the perp I thought, “There’s a man who likes, really like, his hate.”

Inbreeding and meth.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:41:08pm

So that’s what they’re calling it now?

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:42:46pm

re: #323 Decatur Deb

If anyone can stand another 10 minutes of Bundy/militia derp, here is a little schadenfreude aperitif. The current reaction to the FBI/DoJ work of the last few days is an outburst of paranoia that peaks with the rumor of “68 pending warrants”. The story originates with the Oathkeepers, and includes proposed arrests of doofi from 2014 Bundy, the minor gold miners action, and Fort Dildo. Note this YouTube bard, Dahboo 77, really wants Blaine Cooper to be a Fed.

[Embedded content]

I am SO stealing those!

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:44:15pm

Several years ago, this one guy did this in my local tavern and he’s been in Bellevue Hospital ever since…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:44:23pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I guess Nuge was fine when he was telling people ot suck his gun and calling Black people animals but the second he shatters the illusion that the conservative movement’s hollow support of Jews, it’s time to go. Fuck them and their insincere bullshit. Not that I condone what Nugent says at all of course but I’m tired of NRO acting outraged over right wingers doing stuff that they had no problem with. What’s next NRO? Ted Nugent is actually more of a progressive that makes the pathetic movement that your racist founder helped start look bad?

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:44:26pm

re: #327 Decatur Deb

Don’t think it’s an accident.

Yeah, I had the same thought, “Are they sending a message…?”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:46:15pm

i got code in my nodes, js

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:48:56pm

Idea for a lapel button: So NOW the press is criticizing Kissinger?

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ausador  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:52:38pm

Well the Kochs can stop trying to steal the public lands now. Bernie just gave them away…

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CuriousLurker  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:56:51pm

re: #323 Decatur Deb

You know what? Every time I see those militia guys standing in the beds of their pick-ups waving flags, I’m reminded of Da’esh, which in turn reminds me of Mad Max (believe it or not, I’ve never actually seen the movie—gonna have to rectify that).

Creepy similarity. *shudder*

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BeachDem  Feb 12, 2016 • 4:57:35pm

re: #316 Stanley Sea

Hilarious read.

Beach Dem, you def need to hit up the Wonkebago tour.

[Embedded content]

It would be fun, but I’m not sure if worth a trip to Charlotte or Charleston. But I do think that Donna Rose might be the cutest babby evah!!

Loved this line:

I was also jealous — of my own daughter — that she had made her debut on the pundit circuit before me. She is eight months old! I have been doing dick jokes about politics for TWENTY-ONE YEARS. Only one of us can actually say words with her mouth, and it’s not the baby!

wonkette.com

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WhatEVs  Feb 12, 2016 • 5:17:05pm

re: #323 Decatur Deb

If anyone can stand another 10 minutes of Bundy/militia derp, here is a little schadenfreude aperitif. The current reaction to the FBI/DoJ work of the last few days is an outburst of paranoia that peaks with the rumor of “68 pending warrants”. The story originates with the Oathkeepers, and includes proposed arrests of doofi from 2014 Bundy, the minor gold miners action, and Fort Dildo. Note this YouTube bard, Dahboo 77, really wants Blaine Cooper to be a Fed.

[Embedded content]

This guy’s level of incredulousness made me laugh out loud.


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Russia Is Looking to Help Trump Win, Election Security Official Told Lawmakers But will anyone listen? Washington (CNN)The intelligence community's top election security official delivered a briefing to lawmakers last week warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the ...
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All Time Low: Some Kind of Disaster [OFFICIAL VIDEO] All Time Low's official music video for 'Some Kind Of Disaster' from their upcoming album Wake Up, Sunshine - available everywhere April 3rd via Fueled By Ramen. fbr.lnk.to Listen to 'Some King Of Disaster' here: atl.lnk.to Follow All Time ...
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I Am There for You - Huey Lewis Provided to YouTube by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC I Am There For You · Huey Lewis & The News Weather ℗ 2019 NEW HULEX, LLC under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC Drums, Percussion: Bill GibsonBackground ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200209The the last six months or so was “sand, sandbags, pounding, sand, sand, sand”... it was by far the most physically grueling (54,000 pounds of sand we moved - just the two of us), and the longest on the timeline. ...
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AP VoteCast: NH Democrats Angry, Seek Alternative to Trump While everyone does the usual horse race comparisons as if NH results really matter, this journalist focuses on the essential. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump’s administration and eager ...
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James Taylor - American Standard: Teach Me Tonight (Official Music Video) Order James Taylor’s upcoming album American Standard here: found.ee Written in 1954, “Teach Me Tonight" has become a jazz standard and been covered dozens of times. Dinah Washington’s version, an R&B hit in 1954, was inducted into the GRAMMY ...
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Oh Wonder - in and Out of Love (Official Video) 'In And Out Of Love from the upcoming album ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’, out 7th February 2020. Pre-order the album on signed vinyl, CD and cassette - ohwonder.lnk.to Tickets for Oh Wonder's 2020 World Tour are ...
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Summertime - Billy Strings & Marcus King A pair of today's best performing a timeless tune! Billy Strings and Marcus King play "Summertime" live at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, TN. Billy is playing a '36 000-28 and Marcus is playing a '54 Telecaster cartervintage.combillystrings.commarcuskingband.com ...
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ANNA MEREDITH - Sawbones Sawbones is taken from Anna Meredith's latest album FIBS: smarturl.it Anna and band announce a US tour for 2020 amidst a sell-out run in the UK. Get tickets for all shows at annameredith.com FEBRUARY5 - London, EartH [SOLD OUT]6 ...
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Whitney - Friend of Mine (Live on KEXP)kexp.org presents Whitney performing "Friend Of Mine" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded October 25, 2019. Host: Cheryl WatersAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Kendall Rock & Justin WilmoreEditor: Justin Wilmore kexp.orgwhitneytheband.com
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