Time Magazine Photographer Choked and Kicked by Trump Security at Rally

Escalating violence at Donald Trump’s rallies
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With Donald Trump’s penchant for inciting anger and violence at protesters and media at his rallies, today it’s being reported that Time Magazine photographer Chris Morris was choked and thrown to the ground by a Trump security guard.

Morris told an NBC journalist earlier that he did nothing to provoke the violence, except to put one foot outside the press pen while photographing protesters.

UPDATE at 2/29/16 11:29:47 am by Charles Johnson

It’s being reported now that Morris was assaulted by a USSS agent, not a private Trump security guard, but isn’t yet confirmed by the Secret Service.

UPDATE at 2/29/16 11:39:22 am by Charles Johnson

Here’s video showing the entire assault — this photographer really was violently assaulted and choked.

YouTube

UPDATE at 2/29/16 1:12:10 pm by Charles Johnson

A statement from the US Secret Service:

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349 comments

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:27:45am

Trump Thugs.

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:27:57am

‘Cause if you have darker skin, you can’t be a citizen!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:28:28am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:29:20am

re: #2 jaunte

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‘Cause if you have darker skin, you can’t be a citizen!

Reminds me of George Allen calling the kid from Virginia a “macaca.” Allen FWIW is endorsing Rubio.

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:29:30am

The original tweets indicated that this was a Secret Service guard, not a private security goon. Has that been clarified?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:30:00am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:31:28am

re: #5 withak

Just added this as an update.

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gocart mozart  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:33:23am

Maybe they meant this David Duke. Video

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:34:05am

I thought USSS receive special training, or do they take just any cocaine-snorting, hooker-buying thugs nowadays?

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:35:29am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:35:34am
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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:35:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:36:05am

If you can’t sue the media, then beat them….

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:36:18am

Trump PR Protection Force

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:36:59am

re: #10 Kragar

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Boom.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:37:24am

re: #9 The Vicious Babushka

I thought USSS receive special training, or do they take just any cocaine-snorting, hooker-buying thugs nowadays?

The Trump campaign assignment is probably the Penal Detatchement.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:37:33am

re: #9 The Vicious Babushka

I thought USSS receive special training, or do they take just any cocaine-snorting, hooker-buying thugs nowadays?

They probably get caught up in the hatefest, just like everybody else.

That one agent should be pulled off crowd duty until he learns a little restraint, though.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:38:25am

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

Will need to do more research…..

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:39:23am

re: #10 Kragar

McCain’s up for re-election this year?

Why on dog’s green earth would McCain run again?

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:39:36am

re: #10 Kragar

Good, but here’s the thing.

Everything that Trump says and does is only more explicitly stated than his rivals, who are more than willing to say and do the same thing.

Democrats need to tie all these threads together. The GOP is dangerous, and people like McCain enabled it (thanks to giving Palin a platform for her nonsensical ravings). The inmates now run the GOP asylum, and you can’t tell the difference between establishment and outsider since they’re only differing in presentation, not goals.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:39:50am

re: #19 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

McCain’s up for re-election this year?

Why on dog’s green earth would McCain run again?

Isn’t he like 90?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:39:57am

See the update above for Instagram video of the entire assault. It was very bad.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:40:03am

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse telling the Drumpf bots that it’ll be a cold day in Hell before he votes for Donald:

Facebook Post

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:40:21am

The Media And Trump’s Rally Thugs

“…First of all, too much of the coverage tiptoes around the looming threats of the Trump mobs. Following the incident in Lowell, where two men simply held held up signs that read “America Is Already Great” and “God Bless President Obama,” only to have their signs torn up by a mini-mob of Trump supporters before being escorted out by cops — the Washington Post suggested the incident was just another one of the “colorful ejections” that have come to define Trump rallies. The Post also suggested the sign-holding men had “disrupted the event,” not the Trump thugs who turned on them.

Meanwhile, Politico last week cheered the violent Trump events as being “fun.”mediamatters.org

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:40:41am

re: #19 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

McCain’s up for re-election this year?

Why on dog’s green earth would McCain run again?

Yep. He was primaried in 2010 but survived by getting more right wing. Build the dang fence!

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:41:03am
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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:41:35am

re: #10 Kragar

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Could Trump become as common in Democratic ads as Obama is in Republican ads?

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:41:35am

re: #20 lawhawk

Good, but here’s the thing.

Everything that Trump says and does is only more explicitly stated than his rivals, who are more than willing to say and do the same thing.

Democrats need to tie all these threads together. The GOP is dangerous, and people like McCain enabled it (thanks to giving Palin a platform for her nonsensical ravings). The inmates now run the GOP asylum, and you can’t tell the difference between establishment and outsider since they’re only differing in presentation, not goals.

It’s pretty bad that Dems (looking at you, Berniebots!) feel the need to attack each other Hillary & Black people who vote for her instead of coming together to beat Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:41:44am

re: #21 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Isn’t he like 90?

Turns 80 next year I believe.

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:41:51am

re: #23 Lidane

So, November then eh?

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:42:26am

re: #24 jaunte

The Media And Trump’s Rally Thugs

Oh Donald’s shock troops are just good old boys having fun.

Obama’s Brown Shirts, meanwhile…

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:42:42am

re: #20 lawhawk

Good, but here’s the thing.

Everything that Trump says and does is only more explicitly stated than his rivals, who are more than willing to say and do the same thing.

Democrats need to tie all these threads together. The GOP is dangerous, and people like McCain enabled it (thanks to giving Palin a platform for her nonsensical ravings). The inmates now run the GOP asylum, and you can’t tell the difference between establishment and outsider since they’re only differing in presentation, not goals.

Palin was the one who started with the media basing iirc, and it was due to her “all of them Katie” idiocy.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:43:09am

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Turns 80 next year I believe.

Is he out to break Strom Thurmond’s record or something?

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:43:17am

re: #31 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Oh Donald’s shock troops are just good old boys having fun.

Obama’s Brown Shirts, meanwhile…

////

It’s kind of amazing how perfectly Donald Trump captures in reality what conservatives imagine Barack Obama to be.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:43:43am

re: #33 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Is he out to break Strom Thurmond’s record or something?

Heh he’s got another 20 years until that. He should just retired though.

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:44:02am

re: #34 Testy Toad T

They imagined Obama doing all the things they wished they had the power to do.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:44:15am

re: #34 Testy Toad T

It’s kind of amazing how perfectly Donald Trump captures in reality what conservatives imagine Barack Obama to be.

I was thinking that about Palin in 2008 too. Thin-skinned, low intelligence, hateful, angry.

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:44:20am

re: #28 The Vicious Babushka

It’s pretty bad that Dems (looking at you, Berniebots!) feel the need to attack each other Hillary & Black people who vote for her instead of coming together to beat Trump.

It’s the primaries. While I find their attacks mostly unhelpful, your opponent in the primaries is someone on your side. I actually think it’s better that we’re not doing a whole lot about the Republicans right now. They’re doing just fine destroying each other without being distracted by “Look at what Hillary said.”

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:45:59am

re: #30 lawhawk

The whole Never Trump thing will last only up to the convention (and I suspect it’ll end right after tomorrow’s results come in showing the rest of the field is toast. Afterwards, they’ll go all-in on trying to destroy Hillary and ignore every last one of Trump’s statements (or silently smile to themselves that they got their cake and will eat it too because Trump’s brought the racism, hate speech/conduct, and conspiracy mongering into the mainstream of the GOP in a way other GOP candidates would have been unable to do).

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:46:04am

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

re: #12 jaunte

If that man’s Secret Service, which I highly doubt, it’s my opinion that he should be looking for new work shortly.

Also, it won’t be long now before someone is taken from a Trump!™ rally in a body bag.

Or a baggie.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:46:20am

re: #37 HappyWarrior

I was thinking that about Palin in 2008 too. Thin-skinned, low intelligence, hateful, angry.

I remember being surprised that Palin endorsed Trump.

Feels like that was a million years ago, back in the days when I couldn’t imagine Trump winning the nomination.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:46:34am

re: #39 lawhawk

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The whole Never Trump thing will last only up to the convention (and I suspect it’ll end right after tomorrow’s results come in showing the rest of the field is toast. Afterwards, they’ll go all-in on trying to destroy Hillary and ignore every last one of Trump’s statements (or silently smile to themselves that they got their cake and will eat it too because Trump’s brought the racism, hate speech/conduct, and conspiracy mongering into the mainstream of the GOP in a way other GOP candidates would have been unable to do).

Well Cruz is shocker being hoenst at least.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:46:49am

re: #41 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I remember being surprised that Palin endorsed Trump.

Feels like that was a million years ago, back in the days when I couldn’t imagine Trump winning the nomination.

Yep.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:47:07am

re: #39 lawhawk

The whole Never Trump thing will last only up to the convention (and I suspect it’ll end right after tomorrow’s results come in showing the rest of the field is toast. Afterwards, they’ll go all-in on trying to destroy Hillary and ignore every last one of Trump’s statements (or silently smile to themselves that they got their cake and will eat it too because Trump’s brought the racism, hate speech/conduct, and conspiracy mongering into the mainstream of the GOP in a way other GOP candidates would have been unable to do).

Didn’t Rubio’s camp start that hashtag?

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:47:52am

re: #23 Lidane

Now there was a lot of self serving, non-self aware drivel.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:48:11am

re: #37 HappyWarrior

I was thinking that about Palin in 2008 too. Thin-skinned, low intelligence, hateful, angry.

Only where they’re at because they tick the right demographic box.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:48:41am

Make no mistake, most of the Republicans bitching about Trump now will come summer be saying America needs him to stop Hillary Clinton.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:50:01am

re: #39 lawhawk

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The whole Never Trump thing will last only up to the convention (and I suspect it’ll end right after tomorrow’s results come in showing the rest of the field is toast. Afterwards, they’ll go all-in on trying to destroy Hillary and ignore every last one of Trump’s statements (or silently smile to themselves that they got their cake and will eat it too because Trump’s brought the racism, hate speech/conduct, and conspiracy mongering into the mainstream of the GOP in a way other GOP candidates would have been unable to do).

I disagree with your take, but I may be wrong. We’ll see, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a high profile conservative Republican ends up as say the Constitution Party nominee.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:51:25am

re: #48 Big Beautiful Door

I disagree with your take, but I may be wrong. We’ll see, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a high profile conservative Republican ends up as say the Constitution Party nominee.

Would the Constiution Party be okay with that though? The CP actually has a lot in common with Trump.

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:52:49am

re: #48 Big Beautiful Door

I disagree with your take, but I may be wrong. We’ll see, but it wouldn’t surprise me if a high profile conservative Republican ends up as say the Constitution Party nominee.

Is there a Republican today brave enough to pull a Teddy Roosevelt?

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:54:01am

re: #39 lawhawk

The whole Never Trump thing will last only up to the convention…

I wouldn’t be surprised to see even 70% or 80% of the party line up behind Trump. But you don’t win with 70% or 80% of your own party supporting you.

There will definitely be holdouts, even if they’re only holding out because they think a Trump win would harm the party long-term more than a loss.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:54:06am

Rage Furby is gonna have some hot takes/breaking news tonight.
As if it will make any difference at this point.
bwahahaaaaa

Facebook Post

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:54:50am

re: #50 Belafon

Is there a Republican today brave enough to pull a Teddy Roosevelt?

Not likely. 40 years of only daring to appeal to most GOP supporters via dog whistle does not train GOP leaders to face their “profiles in courage” moments appropriately.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:55:21am

re: #47 HappyWarrior

Make no mistake, most of the Republicans bitching about Trump now will come summer be saying America needs him to stop Hillary Clinton.

Shit, I’m already hearing that now. I swear my boss is not-so-secretly a Trump fan because he parroted the whole “faulty ear piece” talking point about the Tapper interview just a few minutes ago.

Of course, he told me that no matter what he’ll vote for the nominee to stop Hillary, even if it’s Trump. I like my boss, but he’s definitely the Party Uber Alles type.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:55:23am

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rage Furby is gonna have some hot takes/breaking news tonight.
As if it will make any difference at this point.
bwahahaaaaa

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He’s going to take down one of the also-rans?

And he thinks people would actually give a crap?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:55:50am

If it was Secret Service, this will be twisted as a sneaky plot by Obummer to make Trump look bad. It looked like the security guy wasn’t white…

I wish I was /////

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:03am

re: #54 Lidane

Shit, I’m already hearing that now. I swear my boss is not-so-secretly a Trump fan because he parroted the whole “faulty ear piece” talking point about the Tapper interview just a few minutes ago.

Of course, he told me that no matter what he’ll vote for the nominee to stop Hillary, even if it’s Trump. I like my boss, but he’s definitely the Party Uber Alles type.

There’s a lot of people like him out there.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:05am

re: #50 Belafon

Is there a Republican today brave enough to pull a Teddy Roosevelt?

How fucking funny would it be if John Boehner appeared out of the woodwork and nuked the party’s electoral shot?

I mean, he wouldn’t, the pay on K Street is too good. But if!

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:20am

re: #23 Lidane

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse telling the Drumpf bots that it’ll be a cold day in Hell before he votes for Donald:

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In his Facebook post he states:

Mr. Trump’s relentless focus is on dividing Americans, and on tearing down rather than building back up this glorious nation. Much like President Obama, he displays essentially no understanding of the fact that, in the American system, we have a constitutional system of checks and balances, with three separate but co-equal branches of government. And the task of public officials is to be public “servants.” The law is king, and the people are boss. But have you noticed how Mr. Trump uses the word “Reign” - like he thinks he’s running for King? It’s creepy, actually. Nebraskans are not looking for a king. We yearn instead for the recovery of a Constitutional Republic.

Of course he had to compare Trump with President Obama. Damn Republicans always have to get their talking points in. And he continues after this part to get in even more GOP talking points.

Maybe TRUMP getting the nomination is what Mr. Sasse deserves. Then he can come to grips with why. Who knows maybe his own state’s GOP base will be pissed at him for dumping on Trump and run him out of office next time his election is up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:20am

Trump is supposed to be in Louisville, Kentucky, tomorrow.
I don’t believe our local reporters will be kind…

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:30am

re: #54 Lidane

Shit, I’m already hearing that now. I swear my boss is not-so-secretly a Trump fan because he parroted the whole “faulty ear piece” talking point about the Tapper interview just a few minutes ago.

Of course, he told me that no matter what he’ll vote for the nominee to stop Hillary, even if it’s Trump. I like my boss, but he’s definitely the Party Uber Alles type.

You work for D_F?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:56:56am

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rage Furby is gonna have some hot takes/breaking news tonight.
As if it will make any difference at this point.
bwahahaaaaa

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Well we know that’s not true. I don’t many women outside the HAW choose to talk to him.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:57:05am

re: #51 Testy Toad T

I wouldn’t be surprised to see even 70% or 80% of the party line up behind Trump. But you don’t win with 70% or 80% of your own party supporting you.

There will definitely be holdouts, even if they’re only holding out because they think a Trump win would harm the party long-term more than a loss.

I dunno. This is the party that thought a government shutdown was a good idea - and the people who vote for them cheered them on.

They’re all about the short-term now. Government by smash and grab.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:57:31am

re: #50 Belafon

Is there a Republican today brave enough to pull a Teddy Roosevelt?

Establish a National Parks system? NOPE.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:58:20am

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump is supposed to be in Louisville, Kentucky, tomorrow.
I don’t believe our local reporters will be kind…

Will…if they know what’s good for them.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:58:20am

re: #59 ObserverArt

In his Facebook post he states:

Of course he had to compare Trump with President Obama. Damn Republicans always have to get their talking points in. And he continues after this part to get even more GOP talking points.

Maybe TRUMP getting the nomination is what Mr. Sasse deserves. Then he can come to grips with why. Who knows maybe his own states GOP base will be pissed at him for dumping on Trump and run him out of office next time his election is up.

Of course. Trump’s not bad because he’s a right wing asshole, he’s bad because he’s like Obama. Nevermind that Obama’s been very conservative on the things Sasse accuses him of. I’m going to enjoy seeing Sasse have to see his party nominate Trump and Sasse have to be in that boat.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:58:56am

I think there may be some but not a ton.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 11:59:36am

re: #63 makeitstop

I dunno. This is the party that thought a government shutdown was a good idea - and the people who vote for them cheered them on.

They’re all about the short-term now. Government by smash and grab.

They went along with it openly… and yet as far as I know Ted Cruz still has zero senate endorsements.

There will be resistance.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:00:23pm

re: #68 Testy Toad T

They went along with it openly… and yet as far as I know Ted Cruz still has zero senate endorsements.

There will be resistance.

He still does. Not even Mike Lee wants him.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:01:15pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

Sasse just can’t face the simple fact that Trump is 100% a GOP-created monster.

Trump by himself is nothing. Trump + a majority of the GOP base is a big problem.

The GOP base is a seething hotbed of belligerent ignorance, resentful bigotry and deliberate self-delusion largely because that is exactly what the GOP establishment wanted them to be.

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:02:15pm

Another day, another officer involved fatal shooting. White cop. Black suspect.

The claim is that the cop shot the unarmed black man in the back as he ran.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:03:43pm

The funniest thing are those Republicans saying this isn’t what our party is about. Yeah you didn’t have Reagan using rhetoric on civil rights that was closer to George Wallace’s message than MLK. You didn’t have Lee Atwater. And you didn’t have the condescending bullshti telling minority voters they just want tree stuff. This is their own creation. Fuck them for refusing them actually take some responsibility and trying to claim Trump isn’t a real Republican or conservative.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:06:10pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Would the Constiution Party be okay with that though? The CP actually has a lot in common with Trump.

If they get 5% of the vote they qualify for federal matching funds. I assume they would be thrilled to have a high profile nominee as long as he is a strict constitutionalist.

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SpaceJesus  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:06:30pm

I think the sushi chef here at my lunch spot is a Trump supporter.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:06:49pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:07:37pm

re: #71 lawhawk

Another day, another officer involved fatal shooting. White cop. Black suspect.

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The claim is that the cop shot the unarmed black man in the back as he ran.

Close call. Just managed to get that in during Black History Month.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:08:19pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump is supposed to be in Louisville, Kentucky, tomorrow.
I don’t believe our local reporters will be kind…

Carson was just in Lexington. I wonder if Cruz and Rubio will stop in this week?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:08:42pm

Breitbart twists it laughably backwards.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:09:07pm

The Instagram video has apparently been deleted. I saved a copy; uploading it to YouTube now.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:09:24pm

re: #74 SpaceJesus

I think the sushi chef here at my lunch spot is a Trump supporter.

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If you can’t get fresh fish, at least you can get a fresh attitude.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:09:45pm

re: #77 Big Beautiful Door

Carson was just in Lexington. I wonder if Cruz and Rubio will stop in this week?

Rubio is here, somewhere. No idea what he’s up to (and, probably, neither does he).

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Jenner7  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:10:36pm

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie…

What. are. you. doing?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:10:54pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

I think he’s mistaken - it does look like a Secret Service pin.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:11:49pm

re: #72 HappyWarrior

The funniest thing are those Republicans saying this isn’t what our party is about. Yeah you didn’t have Reagan using rhetoric on civil rights that was closer to George Wallace’s message than MLK. You didn’t have Lee Atwater. And you didn’t have the condescending bullshti telling minority voters they just want tree stuff. This is their own creation. Fuck them for refusing them actually take some responsibility and trying to claim Trump isn’t a real Republican or conservative.

What gets me is that the Republican southern strategy was probably unnecessary. Bigots felt betrayed by the Democrats big time in the civil rights era, and many of them would have started voting Republican with no encouragement from the GOP at all.

Instead the GOP send out the welcome wagon, and we see the results of this very clearly with Trump.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:14:50pm

re: #82 Jenner7

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie…

What. are. you. doing?

The man has absolutely appalling judgement when it comes to whose support he should and should not solicit/embrace.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:15:13pm

Those were Worksman tricycles at the Everett plant. I used to fix ‘em.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:15:29pm

I replaced the Instagram embed with a YouTube video above.

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KingKenrod  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:16:05pm

USSS agent took Morris down like he was about to spray the crowd with bullets. Seems totally unnecessary even if Morris was being belligerent.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:16:19pm

re: #85 Testy Toad T

The man has absolutely appalling judgement when it comes to whose support he should and should not solicit/embrace.

Yes. Makes one question his judgment.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:16:45pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

I think he’s mistaken - it does look like a Secret Service pin.

I thought they were star-shaped?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:17:05pm

re: #84 EPR-radar

What gets me is that the Republican southern strategy was probably unnecessary. Bigots felt betrayed by the Democrats big time in the civil rights era, and many of them would have started voting Republican with no encouragement from the GOP at all.

Instead the GOP send out the welcome wagon, and we see the results of this very clearly with Trump.

Yeah. That’s quite true.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:17:13pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

As a long-time DC resident, that’s no USSS pin on the lapel of the security at the Trump VA rally.

USSS wear a variety of lapel pins, depending on the detail/task they are assigned to

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:17:26pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

The agent just looks stunned afterwards while Morris kicks him back, gets up and confronts him with what he just did. In that confrontation Morris does put his hand briefly on the agent’s throat to show what he’d just done, not smart but neither is choke slamming a photographer to the ground for no fucking reason.

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:17:55pm

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:18:37pm

re: #59 ObserverArt

Sasse’s remarks demonstrate exactly why Trump has been able to seize the electorate.

To ding Trump, Sasse has to create a fictive narrative of evil liberal abuse of power by Obama. For his audience to accept Sasse’s critique as useful and powerful, they have to not verify whether his allusion is grounded in reality. So the assessment actually reduces to—Obama bad! Be scared! Trump bad like Obama! Be scared!

This is how we ended up with such a nakedly deceptive, melodramatic candidate dominating the GOP. The audience is already used to heightened emotional performance and pre-established characterization tropes. They’ve already been taught that most sources of skepticism are poisoned wells, and “Truth” emanates from a small set of key figures…who do not have to actually prove their statements.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:18:56pm

Oh, John Nolte of Dead Breitbart says media protester assaulted security guy.

Have to believe Nolte.

///

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:19:44pm
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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:19:58pm

re: #96 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

The “assault of not following instructions.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:20:12pm

re: #96 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Oh, John Nolte of Dead Breitbart says media protester assaulted security guy.

Have to believe Nolte.

///

Nolte is so credible. // He’s also the guy who said teachers should be shot if they take their students to political rallies. A real voice of reason! Gotta love how Breitbart just oozes for joy whenever violence is done against the media but if their racist bullshit is called out on Twitter, they cry like little brats.

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:20:52pm

Of Nolte and no-facts:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:21:35pm

re: #82 Jenner7

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Bernie, Bernie, Bernie…

What. are. you. doing?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:21:51pm

re: #90 makeitstop

I thought they were star-shaped?

I’m not seeing that lapel pin on my image search….who knows.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:22:26pm

The USSS uses a variety of custom pins for different occasions and/or people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:22:42pm

re: #94 jaunte

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heh

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KingKenrod  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:23:03pm

re: #94 jaunte

Embedded Image

Is that a hammer and sickle? Looks like a Soviet pin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:23:33pm

re: #105 KingKenrod

Is that a hammer and sickle? Looks like a Soviet pin.

it’s KGB

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:23:48pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eww.

I don’t see that motivating Minnesotans for Bernie, but stranger things have happened.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:24:14pm

re: #100 lawhawk

Of Nolte and no-facts:

Who are you gonna believe? Your own lying video or John Nolte’s unbiased nonpartisan manipulation?

///

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:24:17pm

re: #102 Stanley Sea

I’m not seeing that lapel pin on my image search….who knows.

Me, neither. Jaunte’s KGB pin looks more like what that dude was wearing.

But that can’t be. Can it?
/

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KingKenrod  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:24:19pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s KGB

Ohhhhhh….

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:25:12pm

re: #109 makeitstop

Me, neither. Jaunte’s KGB pin looks more like what that dude was wearing.

But that can’t be. Can it?
/

Maybe Trump has his OWN pins.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:26:00pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

Maybe Trump has his OWN pins.

and they are SO CLASSY!!!!!

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:26:05pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

Maybe Trump has his OWN pins.

Prolly picked out the design himself. Maybe that Vlad dude helped.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:26:13pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

and they are SO CLASSY!!!!!

and made in CHYNA!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:26:23pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:27:10pm

re: #107 withak

Eww.

I don’t see that motivating Minnesotans for Bernie, but stranger things have happened.

I suppose Al Franken is for Hillary?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:27:11pm

re: #108 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Who are you gonna believe? Your own lying video or John Nolte’s unbiased nonpartisan manipulation?

///

John Nolte is on the very vanguard of the media that YOU WILL RESPECT once Trump is the new Fuhrer… er, I mean “President”.

////

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:27:25pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he’s split between backing Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Donald Trump on the other end of the political spectrum.

JFC, the doddering old fool probably read these tea leaves as crossover appeal in the general.

Wednesday cannot get here soon enough.

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:27:45pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

I suppose Al Franken is for Hillary?

Yes, I believe he and Amy Klobuchar have both endorsed Hillary.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:28:27pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

I suppose Al Franken is for Hillary?

Yes, he’s formally endorsed her. Klobuchar, too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:28:31pm

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:28:38pm

Jesse Ventura is still a ‘thing’?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:29:21pm

oh….Kentucky…

*sigh*

(CJ is Louisville Courier-Journal)

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:29:27pm

re: #118 Testy Toad T

JFC, the doddering old fool probably read these tea leaves as crossover appeal in the general.

Wednesday cannot get here soon enough.

So, when you imagine the left and right wings bending around to meet each other, you find Jesse Ventura in the middle.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:29:50pm

re: #122 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Jesse Ventura is still a ‘thing’?

He is all the rage in conspiracy theory circles.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:30:11pm

re: #95 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

Sasse’s remarks demonstrate exactly why Trump has been able to seize the electorate.

To ding Trump, Sasse has to create a fictive narrative of evil liberal abuse of power by Obama. For his audience to accept Sasse’s critique as useful and powerful, they have to not verify whether his allusion is grounded in reality. So the assessment actually reduces to—Obama bad! Be scared! Trump bad like Obama! Be scared!

This is how we ended up with such a nakedly deceptive, melodramatic candidate dominating the GOP. The audience is already used to heightened emotional performance and pre-established characterization tropes. They’ve already been taught that most sources of skepticism are poisoned wells, and “Truth” emanates from a small set of key figures…who do not have to actually prove their statements.

I think the single most dangerous thing about Republicans is that they simply do not inhabit reality any more.

There is no telling what such an irrational mob may end up doing.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:30:15pm

re: #122 Not a Sparkly Vampire

That’s the thing, I think of him first and foremost as a punchline, something for which my Minnesota friends feel the need to occasionally apologize.

Once he went off the conspiracy whacko deep end, I figured he was persona non grata.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:32:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:33:04pm

re: #119 withak

Yes, I believe he and Amy Klobuchar have both endorsed Hillary.

I imagien the others have outside Ellison who I know is a Bernie backer.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:33:48pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

BTW, from what you posted earlier:

Two of my students were at the Carson rally this morning and were caught in the pic

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:34:32pm

these people……….

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:35:58pm

Ventura is currently undecided between Sanders and one other candidate. I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:36:01pm

When I’m trying to convert somebody and bring them into the fold for my candidate of choice, I find the best way to do that is to say they’re brainwashed.

These people…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:36:04pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

these people……….

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Yeah, I’m SURE that will shame those black people into voting for Bernie!
////

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:36:28pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

these people……….

[Embedded content]

Jesus Christ but yeah telling them they’re like hostages will show black people that they’ve erred in not feeling the Bern. Sigh. I’ve never liked CP much at all even in my more far left days.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:36:57pm

re: #132 withak

Ventura is currently undecided between Sanders and one other candidate. I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.

(already revealed above)

But seriously - What The Fuck?

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:36:58pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

By all rights, that should be a Dukakis-in-a-tank photograph. Ventura is nucking futs and no Democrat should give him the time of day.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:37:15pm

re: #132 withak

Ventura is currently undecided between Sanders and one other candidate. I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.

I should have known.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:37:28pm

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
In case you thought the gunfuckers have forgotten who their “enemy” is

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:38:16pm

warning: this will be the last 36 hours before republicans have to stop fooling themselves about what’s happening to their party

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:38:34pm

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
In case you thought the gunfuckers have forgotten who their “enemy” is

[Embedded content]

Oh go fuck yourself with one of your own guns already you pansies. Obama’s not coming for your guns pathetic paranoid losers. Oh and by the way teh subject of that original poem were leftists, the same people you despise, so kindly fuck off with a gun and go away.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:06pm

When I say that Sanders ought to run a more inclusive campaign, meeting with pants-on-head-crazy conspiracy theorists was really not what I had in mind.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:07pm

re: #139 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
In case you thought the gunfuckers have forgotten who their “enemy” is

[Embedded content]

Where can I get one of those armbands? Mine’s all frayed.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:13pm

re: #118 Testy Toad T

JFC, the doddering old fool probably read these tea leaves as crossover appeal in the general.

Wednesday cannot get here soon enough.

Heh. I am feeling better and better about my much un-loved Trump/Sanders in 2016 campaign ‘shop image that went over like a brick here.

Sanders is looking for anyone he can get to give him an endorsement and votes.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:15pm

re: #137 Testy Toad T

By all rights, that should be a Dukakis-in-a-tank photograph. Ventura is nucking futs and no Democrat should give him the time of day.

I continue to seriously question Bernie’s judgment. Ventura really?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:39:50pm

re: #143 Decatur Deb

Where can I get one of those armbands? Mine’s all frayed.

Down the street, you can also get an Obamaphone for 10% off if you buy that armband.

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Jenner7  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:40:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:40:29pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:41:07pm

re: #147 HappyWarrior

Down the street, you can also get an Obamaphone for 10% off if you buy that armband.

I’d trade my “Barking for Bo” refrigerator magnet for one.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:41:07pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t blame him. If you want to try to persuade people to support Bernie, more power to you but do not insult African-American voters when they make their decision. It’s not the black community’s fault that Bernie’s message hasn’t resonated with African-Americans the way Clinton’s has.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:41:36pm

re: #140 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

warning: this will be the last 36 hours before republicans have to stop fooling themselves about what’s happening to their party

The moment I have been waiting for with joy and dread.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:41:56pm

re: #150 Decatur Deb

I’d trade my “Barking for Bo” refrigerator magnet for one.

What about your Springtime for Sunny?

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Mike Lamb  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:42:55pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rage Furby is gonna have some hot takes/breaking news tonight.
As if it will make any difference at this point.
bwahahaaaaa

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Wait for him to take credit when Rubio washes out after tomorrow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:43:17pm

re: #154 Mike Lamb

Wait for him to take credit when Rubio washes out after tomorrow.

but, of course.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:43:45pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

but, of course.

Of course. It was Chuckles who brought down Jeb too.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:44:10pm

re: #152 wrenchwench

The moment I have been waiting for with joy and dread.

Really. It’s like waiting for Christmas, but not knowing whether you’re going to wake up to presents or a decapitated animal under the tree.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:44:19pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

Of course. It was Chuckles who brought down Jeb too.

And Cruz, even though Rage Furby “vetted” and approved Cruz.

//

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:45:05pm

re: #153 HappyWarrior

What about your Springtime for Sunny?

Nope. This is all I’ll part with:

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:45:45pm

re: #151 HappyWarrior

I don’t blame him. If you want to try to persuade people to support Bernie, more power to you but do not insult African-American voters when they make their decision. It’s not the black community’s fault that Bernie’s message hasn’t resonated with African-Americans the way Clinton’s has.

As far as I can tell, this isn’t just a battle of messages. Clinton has been there and done things for the Democratic party and African-Americans over a track record of many years in ways that Sanders simply has not.

It is difficult to run against that kind of record. It is exceedingly stupid for attempts to do so to be allowed to turn into looking down on the voters you are trying to persuade.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:46:58pm

Mental health break. Daisy Ridley (Rey from the new Star Wars film) just won Instagram:

Instagram

😂😂😂😂😂😂

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:47:20pm

re: #160 EPR-radar

But oddly enough, I’m seeing Bernie Sanders supporters all over Twitter repeating over and over that Hillary Clinton has never done anything for the African American community.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:47:35pm

re: #157 makeitstop

Really. It’s like waiting for Christmas, but not knowing whether you’re going to wake up to presents or a decapitated animal under the tree.

It’s like being halfway through a horror movie. The big unveiling of the monster comes tomorrow.

November is when we see how the horror movie ends.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:47:37pm

re: #160 EPR-radar

As far as I can tell, this isn’t just a battle of messages. Clinton has been there and done things for the Democratic party and African-Americans over a track record of many years in ways that Sanders simply has not.

It is difficult to run against that kind of record. It is exceedingly stupid for attempts to do so to be allowed to turn into looking down on the voters you are trying to persuade.

That’s true. I guess what I mean is, don’t resort to insulting people’s intelligence because they’re not in love with your candidate. Saying “Stockholm Syndrome” is why the AA Community supports Hillary in large numbers over Bernie is highly insulting and patronizing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:47:48pm

re: #71 lawhawk

Another day, another officer involved fatal shooting. White cop. Black suspect.

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The claim is that the cop shot the unarmed black man in the back as he ran.

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:48:31pm

re: #136 Blind Frog Belly White

(already revealed above)

But seriously - What The Fuck?

Huh, somehow missed that in Toad’s post.

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KingKenrod  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:48:49pm

re: #154 Mike Lamb

Wait for him to take credit when Rubio washes out after tomorrow.

Chuck and his 4000 Facebook friends/crackpots are ready to lay waste.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:49:44pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:51:41pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

But oddly enough, I’m seeing Bernie Sanders supporters all over Twitter repeating over and over that Hillary Clinton has never done anything for the African American community.

Worse: I’m seeing Berniebots claim that Hillary is an actual RACIST!!!1!!!!
Proof: HEAR IS A PITCHUR OF HER WITH ROBERT BYRD!!!1!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:52:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:53:43pm
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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:54:37pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“If Trump is nominated, Clinton wins”

Like, wins immediately?

You guys said it first, no takebacks!

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:55:00pm

re: #137 Testy Toad T

By all rights, that should be a Dukakis-in-a-tank photograph. Ventura is nucking futs and no Democrat should give him the time of day.

Fun fact; the movie Predator produced two Governors, and one gubernatorial candidate, Sonny Landham, who ran for Governor of Kentucky.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:55:23pm

re: #16 Decatur Deb

probably the Penal Detatchement.

My 70+ lb dog stepped on my crotch last week and I was pretty sure she had just given me the same thing.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:56:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:56:13pm

re: #173 Big Beautiful Door

Fun fact; the movie Predator produced two Governors, and one gubernatorial candidate, Sonny Landham, who ran for Governor of Kentucky.

I actually know Sonny Landham.
What. A. Smarmy. Creep.

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Franklin  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:56:19pm

re: #174 Jebediah, RBG

My 70+ lb dog stepped on my crotch last week and I was pretty sure she had just given me the same thing.

*spit take*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:58:48pm
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Nyet  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:59:00pm

White hipsters sure know best what black people need.

*eyeroll*

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 12:59:39pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

I actually know Sonny Landham.
What. A. Smarmy. Creep.

LOL, I know.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:01:19pm

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe its what the GOP needs to happen. Maybe you need to ask who you really are, and what you are really about.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:01:24pm

I am surprised no one has suggested the photographer was a liberal plant…or did I miss that one?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:01:34pm

re: #178 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As I said, she really needs to look at the history how the Republican Party became succesful in her own state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:02:00pm

re: #180 Big Beautiful Door

LOL, I know.

When he was running for governor, it seemed like he was at my newspaper office every other day. He really thinks he is god’s gift to women.

eeeewwwwwwwww

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:03:20pm

Nearly 20,000 Bay State Democrats have fled the party this winter, with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks, according to the state’s top elections official.

Secretary of State William Galvin said more than 16,300 Democrats have shed their party affiliation and become independent voters since Jan. 1, while nearly 3,500 more shifted to the MassGOP ahead of tomorrow’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary.

Galvin called both “significant” changes that dwarf similar shifts ahead of other primary votes, including in 2000, when some Democrats flocked from the party in order to cast a vote for Sen. John McCain in the GOP primary.

The primary reason? Galvin said his “guess” is simple: “The Trump phenomenon,” a reference to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who polls show enjoying a massive lead over rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others among Massachusetts Republican voters.

jeebus.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:03:24pm

re: #173 Big Beautiful Door

Fun fact; the movie Predator produced two Governors, and one gubernatorial candidate, Sonny Landham, who ran for Governor of Kentucky.

Carl Weathers needs to run for governor.

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:04:59pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

jeebus.

Mass ratfucking or actual supporters? (No pun intended.)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:05:26pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

jeebus.

Unless Galvin’s talked to each and every one of those people, how does he not know this is people trying ot piss in the punch bowl?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:06:32pm

This year’s count of 6,250 manatees is similar to last year’s count of 6,063. Both years had very good survey conditions and 2015 and 2016 are the only two years on record for which the count has exceeded 6,000 individuals. Because some animals go undetected, these counts represent the minimum number of manatees known to be in the survey area on the day of the survey.
“Weather conditions can greatly impact our counts. Fortunately, the conditions during this year’s survey were very good,” said FWC biologist Dr. Holly Edwards.

Lots of aerial photos at the link.

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:07:04pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:08:53pm

The bleaching of MSNBC continues.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:09:37pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

When he was running for governor, it seemed like he was at my newspaper office every other day. He really thinks he is god’s gift to women.

eeeewwwwwwwww

He spent some time in prison for not paying child support, but won the appeal and got out.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:10:25pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:10:59pm

re: #186 HappyWarrior

Carl Weathers needs to run for governor.

The GOP should ask the Predator to run against Trump. He would probably do better than Cruz and Rubio.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:11:22pm

re: #169 The Vicious Babushka

Worse: I’m seeing Berniebots claim that Hillary is an actual RACIST!!!1!!!!
Proof: HEAR IS A PITCHUR OF HER WITH ROBERT BYRD!!!1!!!!!!

SHE SUPPORTED THE CRIME BILL!!!

Bernie VOTED for it.

THAT’S DIFFERENT!! HE ONLY WANTED TO SUPPORT THE MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL!!!

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danarchy  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:13:09pm

re: #188 HappyWarrior

Unless Galvin’s talked to each and every one of those people, how does he not know this is people trying ot piss in the punch bowl?

It is probably a little bit of that, but I would be willing to bet a lot of blue collar union democrat types are switching to Trump. In my experience they can be as racist, xenophobic, and misogynist as any rwnj. Especially in the construction industry they do blame stagnant and falling wages on illegal immigrants, so Trump is definitely pushing their buttons.

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Jenner7  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:13:29pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

That secret service agent needs thicker skin.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:13:59pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

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Looks like someone with an attitude taking his job way too serious. Maybe he is young and new and feeling the ol’ oats or something.

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Danack  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:14:45pm

Can anyone remind me why the secret service are guarding the press?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:14:59pm

re: #196 danarchy

It is probably a little bit of that, but I would be willing to bet a lot of blue collar union democrat types are switching to Trump. In my experience they can be as racist, xenophobic, and misogynist as any rwnj. Especially in the construction industry they do blame stagnant and falling wages on illegal immigrants, so Trump is definitely pushing their buttons.

I don’t doubt that but it’s not as if Trump is the first GOP canddiate that appeals to racism.

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nkdee  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:16:14pm

I would have thought that USSS was charged with protecting the candidate not crowd control.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:16:28pm

re: #195 Blind Frog Belly White

SHE SUPPORTED THE CRIME BILL!!!

Bernie VOTED for it.

THAT’S DIFFERENT!! HE ONLY WANTED TO SUPPORT THE MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL!!!

I never get a straight answer on that. Clinton gets slammed for that but Bernie gets a pass and he actually voted for it. I mean if you want to be critical of Clinton’s support, sure but don’t ignore Bernie’s actual yes vote on it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:16:31pm

re: #199 Danack

Can anyone remind me why the secret service are guarding the press?

Clearly a free press is the greatest threat to Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:16:33pm

re: #192 Big Beautiful Door

He spent some time in prison for not paying child support, but won the appeal and got out.

I remember that.
His divorce details were particularly juicy. (I also knew Belita back in the day and heard all sorts of things that never saw the light of day.)

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:16:35pm

re: #197 Jenner7

That secret service agent needs thicker skin.

He needs an extended unpaid leave. At the very least.

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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:17:02pm

Does each candidates’ campaign security staff tell the Secret Service who gets to stand where at each event?

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:18:10pm

Your Republican front-runner:

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:18:51pm

re: #202 HappyWarrior

I never get a straight answer on that. Clinton gets slammed for that but Bernie gets a pass and he actually voted for it. I mean if you want to be critical of Clinton’s support, sure but don’t ignore Bernie’s actual yes vote on it.

Sometimes I just want to reach through the screen and grab these people and shake while shouting “IT’S OKAY TO ADMIT THAT YOUR CANDIDATE IS NOT PERFECT AND HAS MADE MISTAKES, MINE CERTAINLY HAS, TAKE YOUR POOR BERN DOWN FROM THIS SICK PEDESTAL YOU’VE CONSTRUCTED”.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:19:08pm

We are one step closer to Trump shooting a man [in Reno], just to watch him die [and see his approval ratings skyrocket].

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Franklin  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:19:41pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

I don’t doubt that but it’s not as if Trump is the first GOP canddiate that appeals to racism.

No, but Trump is the GOP front runner in the first post-Obama presidential election.

It’s just completing the circle. Racist D’s from the South Defected to the GOP, now it’s the North’s turn.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:19:46pm

re: #207 Lidane

Your Republican front-runner:

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Donald is still going with that pants-on-fire A rating from the BBB. His last rating from them was D-.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:20:44pm

re: #210 Franklin

No, but Trump is the GOP front runner in the first post-Obama presidential election.

It’s just completing the circle. Racist D’s from the South Defected to the GOP, now it’s the North’s turn.

True.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:21:29pm

re: #208 Testy Toad T

Sometimes I just want to reach through the screen and grab these people and shake while shouting “IT’S OKAY TO ADMIT THAT YOUR CANDIDATE IS NOT PERFECT AND HAS MADE MISTAKES, MINE CERTAINLY HAS, TAKE YOUR POOR BERN DOWN FROM THIS SICK PEDESTAL YOU’VE CONSTRUCTED”.

I think that’s the problem. They don’t want to admit Bernie is imperfect and has made mistakes because if you do that, you take away the whole narrative from them.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:21:37pm

re: #202 HappyWarrior

I never get a straight answer on that. Clinton gets slammed for that but Bernie gets a pass and he actually voted for it. I mean if you want to be critical of Clinton’s support, sure but don’t ignore Bernie’s actual yes vote on it.

I think it is sadly simple. If you think someone is pure they can make small mistakes. If you think someone cannot be trusted any mistake is proof.

Elections can do strange things to people.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:22:06pm

Want to know just how craven and desperate Christie’s endorsement of Trump was? He apparently did it without even consulting his most trusted advisors:

Back in New Jersey, county GOP leaders were taken aback because they were supposed to meet with Christie this week, when they expected to talk about possible endorsements. They were also starting to coalesce around Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whom Christie harbors personal disdain for (the New York Times reported Christie thought Rubio was disrespectful to him in a recent voicemail message).

So Christie didn’t want to back Rubio and he needed to act fast — supporting Trump before Super Tuesday, which could propel the candidate to the nomination, maximizes the value of an endorsement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:22:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:23:11pm

re: #214 ObserverArt

I think it is sadly simple. If you think someone is pure they can make small mistakes. If you think someone cannot be trusted any mistake is proof.

Elections can do strange things to people.

It’s frustrating as hell. I mean I could deal with the diehards much more if they could just see that Bernie does many of the same things they think are unique to Clinton. I’m not even a full pledged Clinton supporter but the behavior and rhetoric of the Sanderis purer than though has really alienated me as his own behavior and hretoric.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:24:35pm

re: #215 Lidane

Want to know just how craven and desperate Christie’s endorsement of Trump was? He apparently did it without even consulting his most trusted advisors:

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From what I can see, I can actually see why Christie dislikes Rubio. Now of course I dislike Christie too but I can see why Rubio bothers a lot of people wihin the GOP. Different than a Ted Cruz but he’s got a lot of the same obnoxiousness that Cruz does.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:25:47pm

re: #215 Lidane

Want to know just how craven and desperate Christie’s endorsement of Trump was? He apparently did it without even consulting his most trusted advisors:

If Trump does well tomorrow and goes on to win the GOP nomination, though, and most of the anti-Trump voices in the GOP come around, he’ll look better. Maybe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:26:08pm

He’s probably too modest to toot his own horn here, so I’ll do it:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:26:45pm

I’d like to see them actually clean up the bigotry mess rather than just whine about Trump hijacking conservatism and deal with the fact that conservatism is part of the problem here. Conservatism in this country has always been an exclusionary ideology.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:26:46pm

re: #218 HappyWarrior

From what I can see, I can actually see why Christie dislikes Rubio. Now of course I dislike Christie too but I can see why Rubio bothers a lot of people wihin the GOP. Different than a Ted Cruz but he’s got a lot of the same obnoxiousness that Cruz does.

What’s not to like about a GOP talking point dispenser? The Rubio-bot is well trained, and is guaranteed to repeat the talking points most recently given to him by a donor-class operator for at least 3 days straight.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:27:29pm

re: #218 HappyWarrior

From what I can see, I can actually see why Christie dislikes Rubio. Now of course I dislike Christie too but I can see why Rubio bothers a lot of people wihin the GOP. Different than a Ted Cruz but he’s got a lot of the same obnoxiousness that Cruz does.

He just seems incredibly dopey, and the youthfulness unfairly reminds you of the snotty little rich shit in third grade who showed up to the school Christmas pageant in an actual suit mommy bought him.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:27:38pm

re: #215 Lidane

Want to know just how craven and desperate Christie’s endorsement of Trump was? He apparently did it without even consulting his most trusted advisors:

Good point. And what is the benefit to Christie? Seriously, when you know your leading candidate is so toxic, perhaps you just go back to your office, be quiet, and get shit done for your state. For a governor from NJ, there is much more risk than benefit by endorsing Trump.

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withak  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:27:51pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s probably too modest to toot his own horn here, so I’ll do it:

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I had no idea. Thanks for sharing!

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gwangung  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:28:24pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Um, hey!

(But I do blather at times….)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:28:45pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s probably too modest to toot his own horn here, so I’ll do it:

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I had no idea. Awesome.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:29:14pm

re: #226 gwangung

Um, hey!

(But I do blather at times….)

:D
But congrats! It’s a very nice article.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:29:22pm

re: #223 Testy Toad T

He just seems incredibly dopey, and the youthfulness unfairly reminds you of the snotty little rich shit in third grade who showed up to the school Christmas pageant in an actual suit mommy bought him.

Haha yeah that.

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Jenner7  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:29:40pm
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mmmirele  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:29:45pm

Is it wrong to wish Trump would lose it and pull a Greg Stillson-type act? Not that I want anyone to get shot or killed, but you can’t beat using a child as a human shield to destroy a presidential campaign.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:30:07pm

re: #230 Jenner7

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Liked him in Cool Hand and Naked Gun.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:31:19pm

re: #215 Lidane

Want to know just how craven and desperate Christie’s endorsement of Trump was? He apparently did it without even consulting his most trusted advisors:

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Interesting. I wonder if that will loosen up some mouths in the whole Bridgegate saga.

Funny how a big bully will demand complete loyalty out of everyone and not be loyal enough to let them know what he is doing.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:31:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:31:52pm

I think Christie knows that Trump probably sells more in Jersey than Rubio would too. He’s also seen that Trump has done surprisingly well too so why not hitch your boat to that wagon and hope if Trump wins, he’ll have a gift for you. I imagine LaPage is thinking the same.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:33:13pm

re: #235 HappyWarrior

I think Christie knows that Trump probably sells more in Jersey than Rubio would too. He’s also seen that Trump has done surprisingly well too so why not hitch your boat to that wagon and hope if Trump wins, he’ll have a gift for you. I imagine LaPage is thinking the same.

“Go. Get on the plane and go home.”

“Okay.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:33:48pm

Rubio I think inspires resentment because I think a lot of establishment types like Christie feel he’s done nothing to deserve his favorite status. So yeah some of it could be plain old jealously. But honestly CHristie wasn’t wrong when he attacked Rubio’s absences from the SEnate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:33:58pm
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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:34:00pm

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Leslie Moonves on Donald Trump: “It may not be good for America, but it’s good for CBS”

That’s an unbelievable quote, right there.

I’m sure it’s the prevailing attitude of every single network executive at this point. They’re all fucking worthless.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:34:17pm

re: #231 mmmirele

Is it wrong to wish Trump would lose it and pull a Greg Stillson-type act? Not that I want anyone to get shot or killed, but you can’t beat using a child as a human shield to destroy a presidential campaign.

All someone needs to do is vomit on him or something. Gross him out, mess his hair/clothes with a body fluid & he will lose it.

haha, my imagination.

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nines09  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:35:22pm
“Well just so you understanding, I don’t know anything about David Duke, or anything about what you’re even talking about with White Supremacy or White Supremacists,” Trump replied. “So I don’t know.”


So the press and media all but fellate Trump on live TV, and all they get is……

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gwangung  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:36:01pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #227 HappyWarrior

re: #225 withak

Thanks, folks (though it’s a bit of an exaggeration that my playwriting is “noted”. It’s more my producing and entrepreneurial skills…)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:36:08pm

re: #236 Blind Frog Belly White

“Go. Get on the plane and go home.”

“Okay.”

I need to see the clip of that heh.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:36:10pm

Rubio really stimulates one’s inner bully. It’s kinda weird, but it’s a thing.

I can see why Christie (and Trump) are keen to go after him.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:37:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:38:00pm

re: #242 gwangung

Thanks, folks (though it’s a bit of an exaggeration that my playwriting is “noted”. It’s more my producing and entrepreneurial skills…)

Part of the overall package. Embrace it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:38:03pm

re: #244 Testy Toad T

Rubio really stimulates one’s inner bully. It’s kinda weird, but it’s a thing.

I can see why Christie (and Trump) are keen to go after him.

He’s the kid (candidate) that all the teachers (GOP bosses) like. Now from a strictly politicial point of view, what infuriates me about Rubio is that he’s just as into mudslinging as the rest of them but tries to act like he’s above it or when he tries to position himself as more moderate than Cruz and Trump even though he’s wingnutty too

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:39:15pm

re: #234 Kragar

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What is this press he speaks of???

“Press” is an old term based on the old litho printing press. Now that newspapers are pretty much a thing of the past and the art of real journalism is about to go missing with them…he/we need a new term.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:39:18pm

Our lists of Featured and Recent LGF pages in the right sidebar now have beautiful images (as long as the Page was saved with a “meta image”).

Also, the images are actual small thumbnails, created on the fly as needed.

And when the front page is loaded on a small screen like a smart phone, all the images are now small thumbnail images instead of resized full-size images. This means loading the front page on a mobile phone is now an order of magnitude faster and uses much less data bandwidth.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:39:45pm

re: #245 Kragar

You and me both.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:39:56pm

re: #247 HappyWarrior

He’s the kid (candidate) that all the teachers (GOP bosses) like.

Yes. That’s it. It’s the teacher’s-pet factor. It’s infuriating.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:40:03pm

re: #209 Dr. Matt

We are one step closer to Trump shooting a man [in Reno], just to watch him die [and see his approval ratings skyrocket].

When I hear that [dog] whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:41:26pm

re: #251 Testy Toad T

Yes. That’s it. It’s the teacher’s-pet factor. It’s infuriating.

I’m really going to enjoy seeing his career slide. I’ve always thought Rubio was scum.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:41:30pm

re: #232 HappyWarrior

Liked him in Cool Hand and Naked Gun.

The ‘car wash’ scene in Cool Hand Luke is great. And incredibly risque for its time.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:44:11pm

re: #248 ObserverArt

What is this press he speaks of???

“Press” is an old term based on the old litho printing press. Now that newspapers are pretty much a thing of the past and the art of real journalism is about to go missing with them…he/we need a new term.

Pets.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:44:44pm

Interesting thing to ponder: A lot of people die around the time of their birthday.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:44:50pm

GOP Classroom
Trump- the Bully
Rubio- Teacher’s Pet, suckup
Cruz- The annoying smart kid that constantly condescends to everyone even the teacher.
Carson- Falls asleep during lecture and answers “Name the 13 colonies” with “Mars”
Kasich: Was the teacher’s pet a long time ago before Marco moved into the neighborhood and was good friends with Newt the former bully before Newt got expelled.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:45:28pm

re: #256 Eclectic Cyborg

Interesting thing to ponder: A lot of people die around the time of their birthday.

I’ve heard that. Shakespeare died on his birthday. Most famous peerson I can think of who did.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:45:34pm

The current GOP conundrum in a single question:

“Who will bully the bully?”

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Great White Snark  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:46:38pm

re: #249 Charles Johnson

Our lists of Featured and Recent LGF pages in the right sidebar now have beautiful images (as long as the Page was saved with a “meta image”).

Beautiful is right. Wow, really nice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:46:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:47:24pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Now silly me I thought Trump after leaving Radford had made a surprise visit to Jersey.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:47:41pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

Rubio I think inspires resentment because I think a lot of establishment types like Christie feel he’s done nothing to deserve his favorite status. So yeah some of it could be plain old jealously. But honestly CHristie wasn’t wrong when he attacked Rubio’s absences from the SEnate.

I’m really not in favor of first-term Senators running for POTUS—and yes I realize Obama did this (and I believe Edwards was at the end of his first term when he first ran).

In Obama’s case, I’ll only say that at least he was running on a bi-partisan, bring-everybody-together kind of platform. I know wingnuts don’t see it that way, but like many Democratic centrists of years past, he ran attempting to sidestep and transcend ideological divisions. And there’s just a dignity about Obama that made it not seem like a ridiculous decision to vote for him.

But the Cruz-Rubio-Paul gang have been all conservative ideology all the time. Nothing high-minded about any of their campaigns. That makes their ambition and inexperience particularly worrisome.

But in general I’d would prefer POTUS candidates to have run for re-election in some notable office before making the big leap.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:48:47pm

re: #256 Eclectic Cyborg

Interesting thing to ponder: A lot of people die around the time of their birthday.

They do.
A large part of my job is writing obituaries.
A significant number of people die either on, directly before, or after holidays, birthdays, anniversaries. It’s like they are holding on for that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:50:01pm

re: #263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I’m really not in favor of first-term Senators running for POTUS—and yes I realize Obama did this (and I believe Edwards was at the end of his first term when he first ran).

In Obama’s case, I’ll only say that at least he was running on a bi-partisan, bring-everybody-together kind of platform. I know wingnuts don’t see it that way, but like many Democratic centrists of years past, he ran attempting to sidestep and transcend ideological divisions. And there’s just a dignity about Obama that made it not seem like a ridiculous decision to vote for him.

But the Cruz-Rubio-Paul gang have been all conservative ideology all the time. Nothing high-minded about any of their campaigns. That makes their ambition and inexperience particularly worrisome.

But in general I’d would prefer POTUS candidates to have run for re-election in some notable office before making the big leap.

I agree with that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:50:53pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

They do.
A large part of my job is writing obituaries.
A significant number of people die either on, directly before, or after holidays, birthdays, anniversaries. It’s like they are holding on for that.

My Great Grandmother died 3 days after her 100th birthday. She’d fallen a week or so before, broke her hip, and never came out of the anesthesia. But she held on till she passed the day.

When she was 98, she said to me, “Dougie, don’t get this old. I’m just tired all the time.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:51:58pm

re: #263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I’m really not in favor of first-term Senators running for POTUS—and yes I realize Obama did this (and I believe Edwards was at the end of his first term when he first ran).

In Obama’s case, I’ll only say that at least he was running on a bi-partisan, bring-everybody-together kind of platform. I know wingnuts don’t see it that way, but like many Democratic centrists of years past, he ran attempting to sidestep and transcend ideological divisions. And there’s just a dignity about Obama that made it not seem like a ridiculous decision to vote for him.

But the Cruz-Rubio-Paul gang have been all conservative ideology all the time. Nothing high-minded about any of their campaigns. That makes their ambition and inexperience particularly worrisome.

But in general I’d would prefer POTUS candidates to have run for re-election in some notable office before making the big leap.

If we lived in a sane country, this would have been generally acknowledged. That it wasn’t is pretty much diagnostic.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:52:24pm

re: #260 Great White Snark

Beautiful is right. Wow, really nice.

Imma hafta reload, huh.

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:52:44pm

re: #263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

George W. Bush and Jeb were both governors. Kasich and Walker are. We saw how much damage Bush did, and Kasich and Walker would make Bush seem like an amateur. And then there’s everyone’s favorite half-term governor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:53:08pm

re: #268 wrenchwench

Imma hafta reload, huh.

Imma waiting until Charles posts a new page.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:54:10pm

re: #263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

But in general I’d would prefer POTUS candidates to have run for re-election in some notable office before making the big leap.

Well, at least to have held some sort of elective office and have had some experience with the legislative or administrative branch…unlike the leading GOP candidate.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:54:54pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Imma waiting until Charles posts a new page.

It’s nice!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:55:06pm

Honestly I don’t get hung up too much on experience. I want someone who seems like they’re up to task. I got the impression Obama was up to task for the job. I have not gotten that vibe with Rubio and looking back on it, I didn’t with Edwards either. I think Kerry messed up by making Edwards his VP pick. Not as bad as Palin for McCain of course but not as wise as Gore for Clinton or Biden for Obama. Granted Kerry was plenty experienced in his own right so he was in a different situation than Clinton and Obama were. going in.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:55:10pm

re: #269 Belafon

George W. Bush and Jeb were both governors. Kasich and Walker are. We saw how much damage Bush did, and Kasich and Walker would make Bush seem like an amateur. And then there’s everyone’s favorite half-term governor.

The difference between Senators and Governors is insignificant compared to the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:55:55pm

You can almost smell the o-rings burning as Trump supporters try to think.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:55:55pm

re: #274 EPR-radar

The difference between Senators and Governors is insignificant compared to the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

That’s the damn truth right there.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:55:57pm

Sharing from yesterday’s excursion:

Instagram

Went to an interesting art exhibit today, on digital experiential art. This was my favorite piece by far. You could walk through this sea of LED lights and send galaxies and planets to it from your phone. #art #light #colors

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:56:13pm

re: #263 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I’d add that Rubio’s cynical dismissal of his own Senate seat leaves one with the impression that he saw it only as a necessary step in his ascension.

Cruz, say what you will about him, seems to take the job seriously at least in the sense of wielding power to do evil.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:57:53pm

re: #230 Jenner7

When I was in school a staffer thought I reminded her of a movie star, but couldn’t think of the name right away. A couple of days later, she said I reminded her George Kennedy!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:58:06pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:58:47pm

re: #278 Blind Frog Belly White

I’d add that Rubio’s cynical dismissal of his own Senate seat leaves one with the impression that he saw it only as a necessary step in his ascension.

Cruz, say what you will about him, seems to take the job seriously at least in the sense of wielding power to do evil.

I said the same thing about Rand when Rand was running. i don’t like Rand Paul at all but Rand seems to at least show up. Rubio, you’re right seems to just see his Senate seat as a resume item more so than an actual job and it’s been like that with his other jobs too. There was a story that he was frequently absent from a 9/11 commission he pushed hard to be a part of.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:58:58pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Imma waiting until Charles posts a new page.

Just type something really super profound and lickety split, a new page will appear.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:59:27pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

I’ve heard that. Shakespeare died on his birthday. Most famous peerson I can think of who did.

Partial list of celebrities who have died since 2014 within two months of their birthday:

Robin Williams (B Jul 21 - D August 11)
David Bowie (B Jan 8 - D Jan 10)
Lemmy (B Dec 24 - D Dec 28)
Christopher Lee (B May 27 - D June 7)
Natalie Cole (B Feb 6 - D Dec 31)
Leonard Nimoy (B March 26 - D Feb 27)
Scott Weiland (B October 27 - D Dec 3)
Robert Loggia (B Jan 3 - D Dec 4)
Wes Craven (B Aug 2 - D Aug 30)
James Horner (B Aug 4 - D June 22)
Terry Pratchett (B April 28 - D March 12)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:59:30pm

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe next year he’ll win AFA Man of the Year and he and Joe Walsh can insult African American fathers over a beer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 1:59:32pm

re: #282 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Just type something really super profound and lickety split, a new page will appear.

Hurrrrr….I like turtles!

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:00:22pm

re: #275 goddamnedfrank

You can almost smell the o-rings burning as Trump supporters try to think.

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Not gonna make it out of the stratosphere.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:00:38pm

re: #283 Eclectic Cyborg

Partial list of celebrities who have died since 2014 within two months of their birthday:

Robin Williams (B Jul 21 - D August 11)
David Bowie (B Jan 8 - D Jan 10)
Lemmy (B Dec 24 - D Dec 28)
Christopher Lee (B May 27 - D June 7)
Natalie Cole (B Feb 6 - D Dec 31)
Leonard Nimoy (B March 26 - D Feb 27)
Scott Weiland (B October 27 - D Dec 3)
Robert Loggia (B Jan 3 - D Dec 4)
Wes Craven (B Aug 2 - D Aug 30)
James Horner (B Aug 4 - D June 22)
TerryPratchett (B April 28 - D March 12)

Man all those names, it makes me sad to think about alot of the people we’ve lost. I watched Mrs. Doubtfire for the first time in years a couple weeks ago and ti was even funnier than I rememebred. I miss Robin. He was a treasure.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:00:40pm

re: #283 Eclectic Cyborg

Partial list of celebrities who have died since 2014 within two months of their birthday:

That is, of course, one third of the entire year.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:01:05pm

re: #282 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Just type something really super profound and lickety split, a new page will appear.

Or spend your time while the thread is going to do a fun image, finish it, post it and then a new thread pops up.

Sigh.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:01:30pm

re: #269 Belafon

George W. Bush and Jeb were both governors. Kasich and Walker are. We saw how much damage Bush did, and Kasich and Walker would make Bush seem like an amateur. And then there’s everyone’s favorite half-term governor.

Yeah I’m just saying my preference would be that Senators in their first term not run for POTUS.

America’s relatively short history is already littered with cases of how poorly some very experienced candidates have done in the presidency—Buchanan, Hoover—being I think the most prominent. So experience not always a good judge of performance.

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thecommodore  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:01:30pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

The Instagram video has apparently been deleted. I saved a copy; uploading it to YouTube now.

It’s still up.

Instagram

So I went to the #Trump rally today. I went with an open mind, hoping to hear his ideas on how he would handle the country if he were president. Instead, I listened to him slander other running candidates and the press. In all, I’d say my perception of Trump hasn’t changed. If anything I feel more confident to say #dumptrump In honor of the insane amount of hatred in this mans campaign, here’s a video I got of a reporter being choke slammed by a security guy #makeamericahateagain

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:01:41pm

re: #283 Eclectic Cyborg

Partial list of celebrities who have died since 2014 within two months of their birthday:

Robin Williams (B Jul 21 - D August 11)
David Bowie (B Jan 8 - D Jan 10)
Lemmy (B Dec 24 - D Dec 28)
Christopher Lee (B May 27 - D June 7)
Natalie Cole (B Feb 6 - D Dec 31)
Leonard Nimoy (B March 26 - D Feb 27)
Scott Weiland (B October 27 - D Dec 3)
Robert Loggia (B Jan 3 - D Dec 4)
Wes Craven (B Aug 2 - D Aug 30)
James Horner (B Aug 4 - D June 22)
TerryPratchett (B April 28 - D March 12)

How much time do you have on your hands?

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:02:19pm

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bill O’Reilly Loses Custody of Kids in Unanimous Court Ruling.

At the request of the kids! Wow.

Imagine being such an asshole that your own kids don’t want to be around you.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:02:43pm

re: #288 Testy Toad T

That is, of course, one third of the entire year.

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:02:53pm

re: #292 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

How much time do you have on your hands?

My dad also died within weeks of his birthday.

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Great White Snark  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:03:06pm

Geez how hard are the smack downs gonna be from the police if Trump wins?

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:03:18pm

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Man all those names, it makes me sad to think about alot of the people we’ve lost. I watched Mrs. Doubtfire for the first time in years a couple weeks ago and ti was even funnier than I rememebred. I miss Robin. He was a treasure.

Last Summer, ‘80’s actress Amanda Peterson died within just a couple of days of her birthday (would have been 44 I think).

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:03:53pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

I share mine with President Obama, so now I just need to work on the “in the same room” bit.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:04:06pm

re: #280 Backwoods_Sleuth

Obama-liberal-media conspiracy.

//

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:04:07pm

re: #292 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

How much time do you have on your hands?

Lol, with the power of Google that actually took me like 5 minutes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:04:38pm

re: #295 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

My dad also died within weeks of his birthday.

My grandfather died 3 weeks before his. My paternal grandmother died about three weeks AFTER hers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:04:47pm

re: #288 Testy Toad T

That is, of course, one third of the entire year.

The anecdotal thing I posted, I should have further noted that the deaths were “natural causes” and within a week or less (usually just a day or two) of the holiday/birthday/anniversary.

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:05:31pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

The actual paradox is that if you have approximately 23 people together, the probably that two of them have the same birthday is a little over 50%. The probability that someone has the same birthday as you in a room of 20 people is 19/365.2414.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:05:43pm

re: #298 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I share mine with President Obama, so now I just need to work on the “in the same room” bit.

That’s a good one.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:05:53pm

That was the interesting thing, I’ve noticed the trend is pretty consistent regardless of cause of death.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:06:01pm

re: #303 Belafon

The actual paradox is that if you have approximately 23 people together, the probably that two of them have the same birthday is a little over 50%. The probability that some has the same birthday as you in a room of 20 people is 19/365.2414.

Thanks that,s right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:07:29pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

There’s a fairly small blog that I visit every day and there are three of us there (including me) that have the same birthday.

We are over-achievers….

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:07:31pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Thanks that,s right.

I cannot say that I have met anyone personally who shares my birthday (to my knowledge at least) Odd. Anyone on line here born on March 31st?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:07:59pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

I worked with a woman who not only shared my birthDAY, she shared my birthDATE. Also born at the same time of day - around noon. She’s older, though, because she was born in East Africa, whereas I was born in Upstate New York.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:08:01pm

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kind of like me and three of my best friends being left handed. :D

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:08:38pm

You don’t have to reload the whole page to refresh the Featured or Recent Pages lists — just click the “Featured Pages” or “Recent Pages” title.

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Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:09:07pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

I worked with a woman who not only shared my birthDAY, she shared my birthDATE. Also born at the same time of day - around noon. She’s older, though, because she was born in East Africa, whereas I was born in Upstate New York.

I’ve known two people with my birthday, one is one of my son’s classmates, and the other was someone in college who was about 11 hours younger than me.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:09:50pm

re: #281 HappyWarrior

I said the same thing about Rand when Rand was running. i don’t like Rand Paul at all but Rand seems to at least show up. Rubio, you’re right seems to just see his Senate seat as a resume item more so than an actual job and it’s been like that with his other jobs too. There was a story that he was frequently absent from a 9/11 commission he pushed hard to be a part of.

I saw that. It was some kind of state-level post 9/11 thing where being on it was obviously intended to be a resume polisher for Rubio. However, Rubio apparently had better things to do with his time than attend its meetings.

A GOP boot-licker and sycophant like Rubio may be the one thing on earth more contemptible that a nut job true believer like Ted Cruz.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:10:18pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

I worked with a woman who not only shared my birthDAY, she shared my birthDATE. Also born at the same time of day - around noon. She’s older, though, because she was born in East Africa, whereas I was born in Upstate New York.

That is something else.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:10:36pm

I have a niece and nephew who are twins celebrating their fifth birthday today as college freshmen or sophomores, I can’t keep track.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:10:44pm

re: #283 Eclectic Cyborg

Partial list of celebrities who have died since 2014 within two months of their birthday:

Robin Williams (B Jul 21 - D August 11)
David Bowie (B Jan 8 - D Jan 10)
Lemmy (B Dec 24 - D Dec 28)
Christopher Lee (B May 27 - D June 7)
Natalie Cole (B Feb 6 - D Dec 31)
Leonard Nimoy (B March 26 - D Feb 27)
Scott Weiland (B October 27 - D Dec 3)
Robert Loggia (B Jan 3 - D Dec 4)
Wes Craven (B Aug 2 - D Aug 30)
James Horner (B Aug 4 - D June 22)
Terry Pratchett (B April 28 - D March 12)

Okay, but the Scientist in me wants to point out that to properly establish anything we need a list of ALL celebrity deaths, using a generally applicable criterion to determine celebrity, and then we can analyze them to see if the suggested phenomenon is real.

And yes, my friends and family DO find me insufferable at times.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:11:24pm

Clinton is pulling ahead in Massachusetts polling.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:11:27pm

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I cannot say that I have met anyone personally who shares my birthday (to my knowledge at least) Odd. Anyone on line here born on March 31st?

Ewan MacGregor, Christopher Walken, Angus Young and Al Gore…

(I just googled it)

319
Jenner7  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:12:20pm

re: #317 Charles Johnson

Wow.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:12:24pm

re: #317 Charles Johnson

Clinton is pulling ahead in Massachusetts polling.

[Embedded content]

Nothing succeeds like success.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:12:35pm

Actually I just remembered that my dad’s brother shares a birthday with his first wife and also my mom.

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blueraven  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:12:54pm

Of course he did.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:13:02pm

re: #317 Charles Johnson

Clinton is pulling ahead in Massachusetts polling.

[Embedded content]

Sanders is apparently pulling out of 6 states to focus on the other 5, including VT

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:13:04pm

re: #317 Charles Johnson

Clinton is pulling ahead in Massachusetts polling.

[Embedded content]

If he can’t win in MA. That’s not a good sign.

325
EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:13:09pm

re: #291 thecommodore

Who’s the genius that hung the “Moving forward together” sign right above the “Men’s restroom” sign?

326
Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:13:35pm

re: #323 Kragar

Sanders is apparently pulling out of 6 states to focus on the other 5, including VT

He’s focusing on VERMONT?

327
HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:14:11pm

re: #323 Kragar

Sanders is apparently pulling out of 6 states to focus on the other 5, including VT

He needs to focus on VT? That’s not good.

328
Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:14:17pm

re: #323 Kragar

Sanders is apparently pulling out of 6 states to focus on the other 5, including VT

Bye, Felicia.

329
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:14:19pm

re: #326 Blind Frog Belly White

He’s focusing on VERMONT?

That is just sad.

330
Belafon  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:14:28pm

re: #323 Kragar

Sanders is apparently pulling out of 6 states to focus on the other 5, including VT

He shouldn’t have to spend money or time in Vermont.

331
Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:15:11pm

re: #327 HappyWarrior

He needs to focus on VT? That’s not good.

It’s a super cheap state and he wants the yuuuuuuuuuge win in order to get some positive media coverage, I’m guessing.

and to get the rubes to keep sending money to an obviously hopeless campaign

332
EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:15:54pm

re: #316 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, but the Scientist in me wants to point out that to properly establish anything we need a list of ALL celebrity deaths, using a generally applicable criterion to determine celebrity, and then we can analyze them to see if the suggested phenomenon is real.

And yes, my friends and family DO find me insufferable at times.

My mind runs the same way. However I rarely say anything about it these days.

333
Reality Based Steve  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:15:58pm

I was dating a girl for a while who’s first name was Stephanie, and her birthday was the same date (but different year) than mine. I eventually ended up marrying her roommate (which didn’t work out, but that’s another story).

I’m not too impressed with my birthday mates famousbirthdays.com

RBS

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:16:06pm

re: #325 EPR-radar

Who’s the genius that hung the “Moving forward together” sign right above the “Men’s restroom” sign?

I remember when the GOP was pushing the “We built it!” meme (as a counter to Obama and Warren’s “You didn’t build that!”) and some fellow at the 2012 GOP convention placed the “WE BUILT IT” banner directly above a US debt clock.

335
Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:16:18pm

re: #326 Blind Frog Belly White

He’s focusing on VERMONT?

He can’t afford to lose his own state, but it might cost him the election anyways

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:16:44pm

re: #331 Testy Toad T

It’s a super cheap state and he wants the yuuuuuuuuuge win in order to get some positive media coverage, I’m guessing.

and to get the rubes to keep sending money to an obviously hopeless campaign

Yes, he needs to pull out another clear win to keep going at this point.

337
Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:17:08pm

re: #335 Kragar

He can’t afford to lose his own state, but it might cost him the election anyways

I mean, he won’t. Polling there is something crazy like Sanders 80 - 15 Clinton.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:17:18pm

re: #330 Belafon

He shouldn’t have to spend money or time in Vermont.

I know! Just check the mail, water the plants, and wash some underwear and socks. Oh, and pick up his other suit at the dry cleaners.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:17:40pm
340
Jebediah, RBG  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:17:49pm

re: #259 Eclectic Cyborg

The current GOP conundrum in a single question:

“Who will bully the bully?”

This guy will.
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BeachDem  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:17:51pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

I have only four first cousins and share a birthday with one of them. (8 years apart, but same date.)

342
Great White Snark  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:18:40pm

Meanwhile as we eat the bread and watch the circus…

This Map Visualizes China’s Growing Military Capabilities in the South China SeaShows how far off shore these installations are for China, kinda hard to argue part of China.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:18:52pm
344
EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:21:46pm

re: #334 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I remember when the GOP was pushing the “We built it!” meme (as a counter to Obama and Warren’s “You didn’t build that!”) and some fellow at the 2012 GOP convention placed the “WE BUILT IT” banner directly above a US debt clock.

Thanks. I did not know about that most excellent bit of humor. It’s still the top hit for a Google image search of ‘“we built it” debt clock’.

(pedantry warning: the sign is below the debt clock, but this make no difference)

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:24:13pm

re: #341 BeachDem

I have only four first cousins and share a birthday with one of them. (8 years apart, but same date.)

I don’t share a birthday with any of mine but my brother is only 4-5 days older than one of ours. My brothers and I were all born in different decades. Granted they at the beginning of them and I at the tail end but it’s still something.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:52:02pm

re: #275 goddamnedfrank

You can almost smell the o-rings burning as Trump supporters try to think.

[Embedded content]

what in the utter fuck

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CleverToad  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:00:21pm

re: #294 HappyWarrior

That’s true as welll. There’s the birtdhay paradox which I think is if you have 20 or so people in a room, you’re likely to share a birthday with one of them. I’ve never met anyone who shares my birthday. However in my family we do haev some people whose birthdays fall within a week from each other.

I share a birthday with four other extended family members. Late March seems to be a popular time for popping — my mom has said that the maternity ward nurses used to joke about ‘the March influx of June brides’.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:01:28pm

GOHMERT!

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CleverToad  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:02:19pm

re: #308 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I cannot say that I have met anyone personally who shares my birthday (to my knowledge at least) Odd. Anyone on line here born on March 31st?

My grandmother was born that day, 1892


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