John Oliver Takes Donald Trump Apart

#MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain - This is what we’ve been missing since Jon Stewart left
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If you haven’t already watched the brilliant segment that John Oliver did last night, dismantling all the myths that are Donald’s entire appeal to his ill-informed supporters, DO SO NOW.

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Why isn’t he proud of his heritage? Because it sounds like mackerel guts hitting the processing floor?

Oliver brilliantly, point by point, deconstructs all the myths that The Donald tells about himself:

1. He’s a successful businessman (he’s not)
2. He’s a billionaire (he makes up numbers off the top of his head, and they change depending on his mood)
3. He sues and wins (he never actually sues people-and when he does, he loses)
4. He tells is like it is (he LIES so much he can no longer distinguish reality from his own self-serving B.S.)
5. He’s self-funding his campaign (he’s spending none of his own money, and relies instead upon Free Media and donations from stupid dingbats)
6. He builds things (he doesn’t, and when he does, they are disasters)

So. The solution is to use Trump’s own tools against him: mockery.

His brand is based upon “name value.” Let’s take that away from him by referring to him now by his real name. Not Trump.

Drumpf.

#makedonalddrumpfagain

Also: Kudos to Oliver for this amazing bit of self-deprecation “I look like a nearsighted parrot that works at a bank.”

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260 comments

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Feb 29, 2016 • 10:15:59am

Can’t believe that I’m the first one to page this. Had to be done, folks.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:20:00pm

Promoted!

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:20:34pm

It’s a masterful takedown.

But the real problem is that the Trump voters are not going to care.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:21:30pm

Grabbin’ that Drumpfinator.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:22:14pm

The point is that everything that worked so successfully for Trump in the primaries (where he is appealing to the mouth-breathing, angry, vengeance-seeking GOP base) is going to backfire when he tries to appeal to people outside that group.

Unless he can change tack suddenly and convince the networks to ignore everything he said before the nomination, then I do not see how he can do anything but embarrass the GOP (he is not capable of embarrassing himself)

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:25:29pm

re: #4 makeitstop

Grabbin’ that Drumpfinator.

HA! Works like a champ!

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:25:35pm

Kind of off topic, but not really, as the Republican senators are going to make it likely that Obama’s successor is going to be the person to replace Scalia.:

Clarence Thomas Breaks His Silence

[…]

Virginia Villa, an assistant federal public defender, had endeavored without making much progress to convince the court that Congress, which wrote the gun-possession statute, could not have intended the statute to sweep so broadly. So confident was Eisenstein, her opponent, that she was preparing to close up shop early.

“If there are no further questions,” she began.

At this point the entire Supreme Court chamber sailed into the unknown.

“Ms. Eisenstein, one question,” said Justice Clarence Thomas.

Though the vigilant marshals keep a tight lid on noise, it’s safe to say that not since Clarence Darrow for the defense called prosecutor William Jennings Bryan himself to the stand has an American courtroom been so startled. Thomas has not asked a question in court since February 22, 2006. His silence has been the subject of speculation, ridicule, and indignant denunciation. (Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker two years ago called it “disgraceful.”) Others, including me, had thought it instead a sad loss for the Court. But it’s safe to say that nobody expected Voisine v. United States to be the case that would break the streak.

[…]

So, the universe is changing.

The passing of Scalia may be one of the more pivotal events of the 8 years that Obama is President.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:31:37pm

Bernie Bros got a new infographic

Meanwhile:

“The statement is not accurate, so we rate it False.”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:32:26pm

This is why I think it would be a colossal mistake for Hillary’s campaign to follow the advice of some here and try to run a purely positive campaign listing the progress and benefits of the last eight years that she’d continue.

No, I’m sorry, the second both of them lock up their nominations her campaign needs to come out of the gate in a virtual prison yard rush, stabbing low and deep with everything they’ve got. Trump got here because his opponents simply weren’t willing to try and gut him. For the last six months they waited around thinking the ridiculous things he keeps saying would somehow eventually turn off the shit-eating Republican base, when instead it just whipped them into an ever increasing racial bloodlust. He hasn’t really been opposed, it’s time for that to change, the last thing Hillary’s campaign should do in the general is repeat the establishment Republican’s epic error.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:33:03pm

re: #8 Kragar

According to the latest poll, singular.

Whoopdee shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:33:42pm

Self-funding his campaign = he is loaning money to his campaign (in addition to whatever he gets through the “DONATE” button at his campaign website).

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nines09  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:35:02pm

And all any “reporter” or “media” person has to do is just look up the facts. Google is so hard. Public records are so confusing. Actually “digging” at a story is just, well, so passé. I get the impression that facts, along with “journalism” was double tapped, thrown in the trunk of a car, and put in a crusher in Jersey. That car of yours may have some “recycled’ fact based journalism in it. Never know. Google it.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:35:22pm

Drumpfinator update: Does not work on embedded tweets.

Still funny, though.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:36:39pm

The first Clinton/Trump debate should start with Hillary bringing out a present for Trump, wrapped all fancy and stuff. Inside it should be a KKK hood for him to wear.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:39:00pm

re: #10 Testy Toad T

According to the latest poll, singular.

Whoopdee shit.

Head to head polls are also measuring a virtual Sanders particle, one that hasn’t been subject to a national GOP campaign to define him.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:39:11pm

Turboconservative übermensch retail politician superhero Kasich beating Clinton by eight points. Lol.

Do these people live the rest of their lives so uncritically? Other Clinton, the best politician of his generation, was barely able to match that number in ‘96 and, uh, things were pretty great in 1996.

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Maxwell Not So Smart  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:40:01pm

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

The only way to deal with a bully is to fight back.

Hillary is also wise in that she could better than I point out the shame Trump has brought on America and the office of the president.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:40:43pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

Head to head polls are also measuring a virtual Sanders particle, one that hasn’t been subject to a national GOP campaign to define him.

I think the most amazing thing to me about this current dem primary has been the success (at least among his core demographic) of Sanders’ Rove-ian attacks on Clinton’s electability. I’ve been told with a straight face by multiple intelligent people that Sanders’ socialist self-identification just won’t be a big deal. It just won’t, because magic and wishing and unicorns.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:41:19pm

Makes sense.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:41:43pm

Police said the men were screaming “Heil Hitler” and racial slurs — and waving a wallet with a Confederate flag — as they taunted and assaulted three Hispanic teens.

A family tried to intervene in the scuffle, but the white supremacists pulled out knives and threatened them, police said.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:42:55pm

re: #18 Testy Toad T

I think the most amazing thing to me about this current dem primary has been the success (at least among his core demographic) of Sanders’ Rove-ian attacks on Clinton’s electability. I’ve been told with a straight face by multiple intelligent people that Sanders’ socialist self-identification just won’t be a big deal. It just won’t, because magic and wishing and unicorns.

I’m saddened by the number of people who refuse to acknowledge the effect that opposition talking points can have on how people perform in polls - and that only one of the candidates on the Dem side of things has really been through that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:45:05pm

re: #9 goddamnedfrank

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This is why I think it would be a colossal mistake for Hillary’s campaign to follow the advice of some here and try to run a purely positive campaign listing the progress and benefits of the last eight years that she’d continue.

No, I’m sorry, the second both of them lock up their nominations her campaign needs to come out of the gate in a virtual prison yard rush, stabbing low and deep with everything they’ve got. Trump got here because his opponents simply weren’t willing to try and gut him. For the last six months they waited around thinking the ridiculous things he keeps saying would somehow eventually turn off the shit-eating Republican base, when instead it just whipped them into an ever increasing racial bloodlust. He hasn’t really been opposed, it’s time for that to change, the last thing Hillary’s campaign should do in the general is repeat the establishment Republican’s epic error.

I don’t think they will. The GOP candidates were dealing with a GOP Primary electorate, who want a loudmouth bully who interrupts people and spews bullshit. I think that flies less well outside the GOP base. I think HRC would do well to call Trump on his bullshit in a way that the GOP candidates can’t, because they’re also full of shit and don’t believe in facts any more than Trump does.

Oh, and 1) don’t let him rile her, but DO rile him. He’s a thinskinned bullyboy, and it’s one of his least appealing features.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:45:08pm

re: #17 Maxwell Not So Smart

The only way to deal with a bully is to fight back.

Hillary is also wise in that she could better than I point out the shame Trump has brought on America and the office of the president.

One other thing - Trump has already shown himself to be a coward when it comes to women who won’t back down, choosing to skip a debate rather than face Megyn Kelley a second time. Hillary should take advantage of that, making her campaign attacks against him so vicious that he straight up refuses to face her in debate. She’d get SO much milage out of him running away.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:45:42pm

OT: Got to love it when the new neighbor moves in and hangs a Gadsden Flag on the side of the garage.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:46:58pm

re: #24 Eclectic Cyborg

OT: Got to love it when the new neighbor moves in and hangs a Gadsden Flag on the side of the garage.

Makes you want to hang this one…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:47:57pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:48:10pm

re: #25 Blind Frog Belly White

At this point I’m just hoping he doesn’t put up Trump signs next.

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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:48:59pm

re: #20 Kragar

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‘Lake Los Angeles’ is between Palmdale and Victorville.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:50:57pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

One other thing - Trump has already shown himself to be a coward when it comes to women who won’t back down, choosing to skip a debate rather than face Megyn Kelley a second time. Hillary should take advantage of that, making her campaign attacks against him so vicious that he straight up refuses to face her in debate. She’d get SO much milage out of him running away.

Oh yes. Can you imagine the Clinton campaign getting the rights to use the Brave Sir Robin song vs. Trump in the general election?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:52:34pm
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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:52:59pm
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Maxwell Not So Smart  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:53:20pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

“One other thing - Trump has already shown himself to be a coward”

Bullies always are. The tough guy act is all about hiding insecurity. Hillary would eat his lunch. That’s my guess. She is hugely tougher than that sack of hot air, far more intelligent and a better business person that actually has experience in the government.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:53:31pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

Hillary could also wear a Megyn Kelly mask for the first debate. He’d run off stage. :)

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:53:33pm


Trump: 1980s punchline turned 21st-century demagogue

I’ve read dozens of articles over the past few months arguing that Trump is no longer funny. And dozens more responding to those by saying that Trump was never funny. But Trump wasn’t a running joke for Spy magazine because he was funny, he was a perpetual punchline because he was a lot ridiculous and also more than a little bit dangerous. He was a transparently clownish clown, but also a reckless cretin with a propensity for punching down — for exploiting workers and tenants, for enriching himself though a string of failures that always seemed to become somebody else’s problem. He was the real-life incarnation of Fitzgerald’s description of Tom and Daisy Buchanan in Gatsby: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”

I’m a fan of Fred Clark in general, but his addendum to Oliver’s video should be here, and people should really go read it. It’s short but to the point.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:56:08pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:57:54pm

I got my hug.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:58:49pm

MSNBC just pouring on the bleach now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:59:55pm
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 2:59:58pm

Lots more polls out today, and regardless of John Oliver, Trump rulz. In the latest CNN poll, Trump is soaring:

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:00:36pm

re: #25 Blind Frog Belly White

Makes you want to hang this one…

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Or this one!

LOL
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:02:31pm

Thinking out loud here… wondering how many voters come November will have seen this Oliver takedown… and I bet the share of voters over age 55 who will have seen this show will be…. about 1%.

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makeitstop  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:03:11pm

re: #37 goddamnedfrank

MSNBC just pouring on the bleach now.

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Damn. If enough minority hosts get canned, could they file a discrimination suit?

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:03:36pm

And that is why Trump is soaring in the polls.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:03:49pm

Math-whiz son is 12 today; insists he’s turning three. Either way, I think it’s time he quit breastfeeding….

Hey-O! I’ll be here all week, unless I’m not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:06:19pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:07:03pm

MSNBC is becoming Fox Lite (or should that be light?).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:07:07pm

re: #44 Barefoot Grin

Math-whiz son is 12 today; insists he’s turning three. Either way, I think it’s time he quit breastfeeding….

Hey-O! I’ll be here all week, unless I’m not.

In honor of Leap Day, Mrs. FBW played ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’ this morning. Gotta love a woman who loves Gilbert and Sullivan!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:09:21pm

re: #46 Eclectic Cyborg

MSNBC is becoming Fox Lite (or should that be light?).

It’s more like they’re becoming CNN-Lite, which has turned itself into Fox-Lite, because nothing helps ratings like being the Nth person to get into a market.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:09:35pm

re: #42 makeitstop

Damn. If enough minority hosts get canned, could they file a discrimination suit?

Probably not. Performing talent is exempt from employment discrimination laws.

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Lidane  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:10:25pm

Oh, this should be fun:

Facebook Post

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:12:31pm

re: #47 Blind Frog Belly White

In honor of Leap Day, Mrs. FBW played ‘The Pirates Of Penzance’ this morning. Gotta love a woman who loves Gilbert and Sullivan!

How did I not know about that? Gotta share with the boy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:14:12pm

re: #51 Barefoot Grin

How did I not know about that? Gotta share with the boy.

Tell him he’s old enough to be apprenticed…..

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:16:56pm

re: #52 Blind Frog Belly White

Tell him he’s old enough to be apprenticed…..

He’ll want it to be to a sorcerer, no doubt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:21:02pm

As much as some people would love to know what is on the tape (looking at you Ted Cruz), “off the record” means just that.
Verify the information elsewhere.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:24:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:25:21pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

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As much as some people would love to know what is on the tape (looking at you Ted Cruz), “off the record” is supposed to mean just that.

Edited for accuracy.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:25:39pm

That Bernie Poll

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:28:38pm

I still say a Trump/Cruz ticket is not outside the realm of possibility. Trump could use Cruz to solify his support with evangelicals.

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:30:22pm

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump is not the kind of guy who would feel comfortable around Cruz.

No one likes Ted Cruz.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:30:39pm
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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:31:01pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Of course Thinas bitched about domestic abusers not getting guns. This is about the KS shooter from last week.

thinkprogress.org

Cedric Larry Ford, the gunman who killed four people and injured 12 others in a mass shooting at Excel Industries in Kansas on Thursday night, reportedly has a history of domestic abuse — which fits into a larger pattern when it comes to men who perpetrate violent crimes.

Authorities say that Ford’s shooting spree may have been prompted by a restraining order that prevented him from contacting someone he had abused. About 90 minutes before he first opened fire, Ford received a “protection from abuse” order.

Joyce Grover, the executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, told the Washington Post that these restraining orders are typically issued to keep perpetrators of domestic violence away from their victims.

But there’s some additional evidence about Ford’s history of abuse. According to a Wichita Eagle report, a woman who identified herself as Ford’s live-in girlfriend filed an order of protection against him earlier this month. The woman said that, after a verbal altercation between the two of them turned violent, Ford attempted to strangle her.

When she petitioned for an order of protection, the woman indicated that Ford was moving out of their place. She also expressed her concerns about Ford’s mental state. “He is an alcoholic, violent, depressed,” she wrote. “It’s my belief he is in desperate need of medical & psychological help!”

Just what we need. Domestic abusers having guns.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:31:26pm

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

I still say a Trump/Cruz ticket is not outside the realm of possibility. Trump could use Cruz to solify his support with evangelicals.

I think it’s possible but not as likely as it once was. I do think Trump is going to need someone to solidify and legitimize him with Evangelicals though. I know this much, a Rubio/Cruz “unity ticket” isn’t going to happen.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:32:16pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

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No, Ted that would be your party. The President hasn’t divided us on racial and ethnic liens. Stop blaming hte President for your own party’s bigotry you Jesse Helms idolizing hypocritical fucker.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:33:05pm

re: #61 MsJ

Of course Thinas bitched about domestic abusers not getting guns. This is about the KS shooter from last week.

thinkprogress.org

Just what we need. Domestic abusers having guns.

No kidding.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:33:33pm

re: #61 MsJ

Of course Thinas bitched about domestic abusers not getting guns. This is about the KS shooter from last week.

thinkprogress.org

Just what we need. Domestic abusers having guns.

Gun Nut response: “But women lie about Domestic Abuse in divorce proceedings!”

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:33:51pm

My main desktop machine did two uncommanded reboots while working on stuff today. On a hunch I pulled it out from under the desk and to my (not) surprise, the radiator (liquid cooled) was completely blocked with dust. Gave it a good blow-down / vacuum and now it’s running about 10*C cooler than it was earlier, even when I work it hard.

I guess if you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your ‘puter, it’s too long ago.

RBS

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:34:15pm

re: #25 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw a “Gadsden” flag that said “Don’t Read To Me”. Cracked me up.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:34:42pm

re: #59 freetoken

Trump is not the kind of guy who would feel comfortable around Cruz.

No one likes Ted Cruz.

I would be every bit as comfortable being President with Cruz as my VP as I would entering a cage of hungry tigers wearing Lady Gaga’s meat dress.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:35:32pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:35:39pm

re: #66 Reality Based Steve

My main desktop machine did two uncommanded reboots while working on stuff today. On a hunch I pulled it out from under the desk and to my (not) surprise, the radiator (liquid cooled) was completely blocked with dust. Gave it a good blow-down / vacuum and now it’s running about 10*C cooler than it was earlier, even when I work it hard.

I guess if you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your ‘puter, it’s too long ago.

RBS

Just buy a new one. It’ll be cheaper and more powerful.
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darthstar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:38:02pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:38:04pm

re: #46 Eclectic Cyborg

MSNBC is becoming Fox Lite (or should that be light?).

It has become TrumpTv. No wonder they’re dumping all the minorities from the schedule.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:38:06pm

re: #41 freetoken

Thinking out loud here… wondering how many voters come November will have seen this Oliver takedown… and I bet the share of voters over age 55 who will have seen this show will be…. about 1%.

I’m over 55. You might want to rephrase a little.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:38:32pm
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darthstar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:38:44pm

re: #71 darthstar

Context:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:39:00pm

re: #73 MsJ

I’m over 55. You might want to rephrase a little.

Finally, a 1% we can be part of!
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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:39:49pm

“The Ku Klux Klan is a function of the left,” Lord said. “It was the military arm of the Democratic Party.”

It would be nice if they could bring themselves into even the 20th century, but I won’t hold my breath

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:39:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:40:22pm

Trump got another Congressional endorsement. Tom Marino of PA.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:40:25pm

re: #70 Blind Frog Belly White

Just buy a new one. It’ll be cheaper and more powerful.
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That’s probably true. It’s an AMD Athelon II 640 (Quad Core, with about a 15% overclock to 3.4 GHz). A decent, but not outstanding video card when I built it, (ATI Radeon HD 5700). It’s been a very solid decent machine for me over the years. Maybe I’ll make it my office computer and build something new in the spring.

RBS

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:41:21pm

re: #77 Kragar

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It would be nice if they could bring themselves into even the 20th century, but I won’t hold my breath

That’s why Blacks vote solidly Democratic, because the KKK is a Democratic thing.

*rolls eyes*

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:41:36pm

re: #77 Kragar

And hell this was on CNN too…what the fuck?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:41:53pm
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:42:15pm

Around the 8 minute mark in today’s podcast, Nate Silver and gang take on (again) this assertion that polls say Sanders will do better against Republicans than Clinton:

Elections Podcast: Super Tuesday Is Here

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:42:17pm

re: #77 Kragar

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It would be nice if they could bring themselves into even the 20th century, but I won’t hold my breath

I’d like to know how a hardcore leftist does that well in Louisiana. It also ignores that Duke ran as a Republican and the national Republican party to their credit denounced him and supported his Democratic opponent. There has been nothing leftist ever about the KKK. It’s a populist gorup sure but nothing leftist about white supracism. This asshole’s just in denial that the Democratic Party of 1865 resembles the Republican Party of 2016.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:43:57pm

re: #81 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s why Blacks vote solidly Democratic, because the KKK is a Democratic thing.

*rolls eyes*

Hey 1860’s political alignments matter but not reality. // I always laugh hysterically when they use the fact that the founders of the KKK were Democrats as proof that it’s a leftist/liberal organization. it’s like uh, first off tehy were all about “states rights.” Who talks like that now. It’s just so amusingly ignorant. And honestly when the KKK was at its peak in the 20’s, it had members in both parties.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:43:59pm

re: #80 Reality Based Steve

That’s probably true. It’s an AMD Athelon II 640 (Quad Core, with about a 15% overclock to 3.4 GHz). A decent, but not outstanding video card when I built it, (ATI Radeon HD 5700). It’s been a very solid decent machine for me over the years. Maybe I’ll make it my office computer and build something new in the spring.

RBS

I’m currently heating my office with 2x8-core Xeons running at 2.4 GHz. With any luck they’ll finish ‘Filter by Gene Type’, so I can start the Quantification before I succumb to the remnants of “This Thing That’s Going Around”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:44:10pm

re: #69 Stanley Sea

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yep

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:44:36pm

re: #81 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s why Blacks vote solidly Democratic, because the KKK is a Democratic thing.

*rolls eyes*

HURR HURR TEH BLACKS VOTE DEMOCRATS FOR TEH WELFARES & FREE STUFF!!11!!!!

HURR HURR THE BLACKS DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IS IN THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS, WE HAVE TO TELL THEM!!!1!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:45:37pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep

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CAPTION TIME!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:46:38pm
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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:46:39pm

re: #86 HappyWarrior

I challenge anyone who really believes the Democrats are aligned with the KKK to go to a Klan rally and call the members there Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:47:01pm

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

CAPTION TIME!

Don’t they just look soooo happy to be there?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:48:30pm

re: #67 MsJ

I saw a “Gadsden” flag that said “Don’t Read To Me”. Cracked me up.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:48:49pm

ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): Today Trump tried to clear up a racially charged controversy involving unsolicited support from former KKK leader David Duke. He disavowed the endorsement, Trump did, on Friday, but faced criticism for not repeating his remark again on a Sunday show yesterday. Here’s how he explains why he didn’t.

[…]

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I think the ear piece must have been made in China. It was a lousy ear piece, a bad ear piece. A few things here though. Hillary Clinton actively sought out the endorsement of Democratic KKK Senator Robert Byrd, Donald Trump didn’t seek out any endorsement, he disavowed it. That’s one. Also, Barack Obama sat in racist Reverend Wright’s church pews for 20 years. Never even disavowed it. And then all of a sudden — Trump, I don’t think he sat in David Duke’s pews. Third thing: I remember when the New Black Panther Party endorsed Obama in 2008, but I don’t remember Meet The Press saying, “do you disavow this?” Whenever it’s a whack job racist Republican being endorsed or doing the endorsing the media wants to smear them. They bury it on the left.

BOLLING: Can I throw this in here also, and Dana you weigh in on this, but CNN, they kept going after it, the kept going after it. The guy said “I disavowed it already, can we move on?” Does CNN hold anyone else to that standard?

The KKK lynched people.

The Black Panthers gave poor kids free breakfast.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:48:52pm
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:49:11pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

One of Donald Trump’s biggest applause lines in Georgia: He promises to be greedy for the United States and make the country rich again.

Trump says that at all his rallies. I hope Jenna is not suprised at this.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:49:50pm
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Reality Based Steve  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:50:26pm

re: #87 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m currently heating my office with 2x8-core Xeons running at 2.4 GHz. With any luck they’ll finish ‘Filter by Gene Type’, so I can start the Quantification before I succumb to the remnants of “This Thing That’s Going Around”.

When I worked at the training center, we picked up a pallet of used Dell quad core Xeon machines. Damn they were heavy, and HOT!. Can’t image 2x8 Xeons.

RBS

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:50:35pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:50:56pm

re: #96 Eclectic Cyborg

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Make Americans Sleep On Steam Grates Again

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:51:12pm

re: #41 freetoken

Thinking out loud here… wondering how many voters come November will have seen this Oliver takedown… and I bet the share of voters over age 55 who will have seen this show will be…. about 1%.

Watched it last night, after World War Z. Wife was watching it on her iPad when I just walked in. We count for 2.8 people over 55.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:51:40pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:51:45pm

Robert Byrd strongly repudiated his younger affiliation with the KKK==>

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:52:00pm

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Watched it last night, after World War Z. Wife was watching it on her iPad when I just walked in. We count for 2.8 people over 55.

What did you think of it? I was somewhat…disappointed.

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:52:31pm

re: #102 Decatur Deb

Watched it last night, after World War Z. Wife was watching it on her iPad when I just walked in. We count for 2.8 people over 55.

You’re also “liberal” people who happen to live in Alabama.

Which is anomalous itself, no?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:52:52pm

re: #92 Kragar

I challenge anyone who really believes the Democrats are aligned with the KKK to go to a Klan rally and call the members there Democrats.

or liberals or leftists.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:53:12pm

re: #106 freetoken

You’re also “liberal” people who happen to live in Alabama.

Which is anomalous itself, no?

Everybody’s gotta be somewhere!
/Eccles

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:53:50pm

re: #105 Eclectic Cyborg

What did you think of it? I was somewhat…disappointed.

Read bad reviews/opinions before watching. It was not horrible. (I loved the mission to Camp Humphreys and Jerusalem—old stomping grounds.)

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:54:30pm

re: #105 Eclectic Cyborg

What did you think of it? I was somewhat…disappointed.

As soon as I saw the first trailer with running zombies, I knew the only relation to the book was the title.

I will not waste my time with the film

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:56:53pm

re: #106 freetoken

You’re also “liberal” people who happen to live in Alabama.

Which is anomalous itself, no?

Got a human phone banker today, wanting us to vote in tomorrow’s primary for a GOP District Judge. The shock was palpable when I told him we were Dems.

In 2007, six people in our zip code donated to Obama, three of them at my kitchen table.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:57:07pm

I think some people out there really believe that our two political parties exist in a vaccum and have not seen any changes since their foundings. My favorite is when an older African-American criticizes the Republican Party’s bigotry and some asshole is there to patronize and tell them about who the real racists of the South were, yeah they know those people were Democrats, they also know that the Democratic Party as a whole has been on the positive side of racial equality issues with its Presidential candidates while the Republican Party was nominating Goldwater (opponent of the CRA-1964), Nixon (embracing Strom Thurmond and whites in the South against Civil Rights(, and Ronnie (giving his opening campaign speech in the town where the three Civil Rights workers were kidnapped and murdered with a speech on states rights. Meanwhile the Democrats have had Carter (one of the first Southern governors to be pro civil rights), Clinton (A product of the 60’s and not a race baiter), and Obama (African-American enough said). African-Americans aren’t stupid. They know that the GOP has gone from the party of Honest Abe to the party of Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:57:29pm

re: #110 Kragar

As soon as I saw the first trailer with running zombies, I knew the only relation to the book was the title.

I will not waste my time with the film

That was sort of my major gripe too. The book was all about the after and the movie was about the before. Personally I think the book should have been adapted as a TV series, not a feature film.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:58:18pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

Everybody’s gotta be somewhere!
/Eccles

Wherever you go, there you are.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:58:41pm

re: #99 Reality Based Steve

When I worked at the training center, we picked up a pallet of used Dell quad core Xeon machines. Damn they were heavy, and HOT!. Can’t image 2x8 Xeons.

RBS

I know surprisingly little about computers, but it’s fun to watch the CPU Usage meters in the Performance tab of the Task Manager. Recently I had them running about 95-100% for 40 hours straight.

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Kragar  Feb 29, 2016 • 3:59:48pm

re: #113 Eclectic Cyborg

That was sort of my major gripe too. The book was all about the after and the movie was about the before. Personally I think the book should have been adapted as a TV series, not a feature film.

or at the very least, adapt the book to cover the events as they happened rather than looking back.

I don’t know where they came up with the bullshit they did for the movie

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:01:12pm

re: #73 MsJ

I’m over 55. You might want to rephrase a little.

Me too, as are quite a few Lizards. Many of my friends in the same age bracket are very familiar with John Oliver’s show.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:02:37pm

re: #114 Decatur Deb

Upding for Buckaroo Banzai reference.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:02:56pm

re: #116 Kragar

or at the very least, adapt the book to cover the events as they happened rather than looking back.

I don’t know where they came up with the bullshit they did for the movie

“Ooooo! You know what I’ve always wanted to do in a Zombie Movie?”

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:04:43pm
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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:04:57pm

re: #118 Eric The Fruit Bat

Upding for Buckaroo Banzai reference.

Donald Trump’s speeches are starting to sound like something that Lord John Whorfin would have.

Lord Whorfin’s Speech in Buckaroo Banzai

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:05:17pm

re: #116 Kragar

or at the very least, adapt the book to cover the events as they happened rather than looking back.

I don’t know where they came up with the bullshit they did for the movie

There was one tremendously realistic bit. They gave a 9mm to a feather-merchant scientist and he shot himself accidentally within 5 screen minutes.

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lawhawk  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:05:52pm

re: #109 Decatur Deb

Read bad reviews/opinions before watching. It was not horrible. (I loved the mission to Camp Humphreys and Jerusalem—old stomping grounds.)

It was acceptable if you’ve never read the book. Pop fare.

If you read the book, it was a shambling mess. Nothing quite like the book.

No Battle of Yonkers. No lobos. No talk of the zombies being affected by cold or being able to walk on the seabed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:09:18pm

re: #122 Decatur Deb

There was one tremendously realistic bit. They gave a 9mm to a feather-merchant scientist and he shot himself accidentally within 5 screen minutes.

“You’re the ONE MAN, IN THE WHOLE WORLD who can save humanity!!!”

“So give me a gun!”

“Okay!”

*trip* *BANG/splat*

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:10:53pm

re: #123 lawhawk

Yeah, the ocean ability freaked me good. The whales!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:12:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:13:04pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:19:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:19:56pm

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

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Yummay.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:20:03pm

You know what I am eating for dessert right now?

2 MANDARIN ORANGES.

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:20:05pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Promoted!

Aw, thanks!

I kinda needed some positive affirmations today (although not necessarily in a Stuart Smalley-kinda way) … Our Beloved Clients who are months overdue on an invoice have had yet another administrative meltdown, and it’s going to be YET ANOTHER week before we get payment. Egad.

Anyone want an HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Bootstrap/Photoshop/Premiere Pro/Animate/InDesign wizard in and around the Los Angeles area? Will work for cheese sammiches. Apparently, even if said cheese sammiches are of an entirely illusory & promissory nature.

Seriously, folks. My mental state is Not. Healthy. right now.

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unproven innocence  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:21:35pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

I know surprisingly little about computers, but it’s fun to watch the CPU Usage meters in the Performance tab of the Task Manager. Recently I had them running about 95-100% for 40 hours straight.

It is good that you are aware of cpu usage. That puts you ahead of most computer users.

But high usage for very long periods is not normal. You may have a zombie, or a hardware issue. Consult a trusted friend.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:21:46pm

Embedded tweets now automatically support Twitter video - if you paste in the address of a tweet that contains Twitter video it will be rendered as a full width video player, like this:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:22:04pm

re: #132 unproven innocence

It is good that you are aware of cpu usage. That puts you ahead of most computer users.

But high usage for very long periods is not normal. You may have a zombie, or a hardware issue. Consult a trusted friend.

Or he’s working in genetic sequencing, which is why he has a beefy machine. >.>

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unproven innocence  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:24:19pm

re: #134 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Ok, that’s sensible.

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:25:15pm

re: #131 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

Aw, thanks!

I kinda needed some positive affirmations today (although not necessarily in a Stuart Smalley-kinda way) … Our Beloved Clients who are months overdue on an invoice have had yet another administrative meltdown, and it’s going to be YET ANOTHER week before we get payment. Egad.

Anyone want an HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Bootstrap/Photoshop/Premiere Pro/Animate/InDesign wizard in and around the Los Angeles area? Will work for cheese sammiches. Apparently, even if said cheese sammiches are of an entirely illusory & promissory nature.

Seriously, folks. My mental state is Not. Healthy. right now.

I’m right there with you Khal. Finding graphic arts work is a bitch. I’m getting closer to giving up my fucking career and getting any job I can. I went to college and bought into the American dream. It worked for a long long time, and then boom, my regular job goes away and the ground is pulled out from under me and here I am slowly losing what I built to have in my retirement.

Damn depressed is what I am.

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b_sharp  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:25:37pm

re: #105 Eclectic Cyborg

What did you think of it? I was somewhat…disappointed.

I liked it. Mostly.
The idea of quick moving zombies was interesting.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:25:37pm

There’s a Twitter account that posts what they consider the best videos on Twitter: @video.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:26:19pm
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b_sharp  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:26:55pm

re: #119 Blind Frog Belly White

“Ooooo! You know what I’ve always wanted to do in a Zombie Movie?”

Asylum has a series called Z Nation. It’s typical Asylum fair, but it’s kinda fun.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:26:59pm

re: #131 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

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ObserverArt  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:28:18pm

Later folks.

(bummed out…)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:28:46pm

re: #132 unproven innocence

It is good that you are aware of cpu usage. That puts you ahead of most computer users.

But high usage for very long periods is not normal. You may have a zombie, or a hardware issue. Consult a trusted friend.

Seems appropriate given what we’ve been discussing.

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Nojay UK  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:29:29pm

re: #122 Decatur Deb

There was one tremendously realistic bit. They gave a 9mm to a feather-merchant scientist and he shot himself accidentally within 5 screen minutes.

A great movie, “Tremors” had Burt the survivalist gun nut and his wife who actually turned out to be smart, capable and very much not stupid. The kid they ended up running from the Graboids with wanted a gun so Burt gave him one to shut him up. It was only later the kid found it wasn’t loaded.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:30:20pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:30:59pm

re: #144 Nojay UK

A great movie, “Tremors” had Burt the survivalist gun nut and his wife who actually turned out to be smart, capable and very much not stupid. The kid they ended up running from the Graboids with wanted a gun so Burt gave him one to shut him up. It was only later the kid found it wasn’t loaded.

Really lovely movie and cast.

“What’s the cannon fuze for?”
“My cannon.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:31:53pm
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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:36:02pm

re: #141 MsJ

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:36:41pm

re: #148 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

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I’m justjay. I can’t see that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:36:51pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:37:37pm
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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:39:02pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That makes me sick. I’m starting to wish bad things for Drumpf.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:39:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:40:34pm
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Teukka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:40:37pm

re: #152 MsJ

That makes me sick. I’m starting to wish bad things for Drumpf.

I’m not surprised. And I won’t be the least surprised if things get even worse from now until November.

And I won’t be surprised if Drumpf wins, or if WWIII erupts within the first 3 months of his presidency.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:41:01pm

So the candidates are pretty much allowed to tell the SS what to do?

That’s…troubling.

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:43:40pm

Trump’s America is already here. I dread to see what it’s like after he’s elected.

High school basketball fans chant ‘build a wall’ at Hispanic opponents

sanluisobispo.com

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:44:05pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh huh.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:44:25pm

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

So the candidates are pretty much allowed to tell the SS what to do?

That’s…troubling.

That it’s the press is most troubling. I could see protestors but never the press. Never.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:45:03pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

Trump’s America is already here. I dread to see what it’s like after he’s elected.

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As I’ve said, I’m fairly optmistic about my generation but not entirely. Our wingnuts are just as hateful as Boomer ones, Gen X ones, and elderly ones.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:45:31pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

Trump’s America is already here. I dread to see what it’s like after he’s elected.

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High school basketball fans chant ‘build a wall’ at Hispanic opponents

sanluisobispo.com

Kind of shit that makes sure your opponent leaves 110% and a bit of blood on the court.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:46:06pm

This blog or whatever it is seems to have claim jumped shitpile that CCJ was crapping out

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:46:52pm

re: #159 MsJ

That it’s the press is most troubling. I could see protestors but never the press. Never.

Ever since the ownership of the press has been reduced to six corporations, the reporters are on their own. Their CEOs couldn’t care less what happens to them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:46:56pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:48:18pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:48:31pm
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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:50:17pm

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:50:53pm

re: #166 goddamnedfrank

I thought stupid rednecks were the fastest growing demographic in the South.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:51:09pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

Trump’s America is already here. I dread to see what it’s like after he’s elected.

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I think that trump image would look very nice on the Zardoz statue.

RBS

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:53:18pm

re: #168 Skip Intro

I thought stupid rednecks were the fastest growing demographic in the South.

Actually, they’re the fastest-dying, even here.

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:53:33pm

re: #169 Reality Based Steve

YUUUUUGGGGEEEE
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:55:20pm
Trump invited France to the podium.

“I’ve known Donald for over 20 years,” France told the audience. “I’m going to tell you one thing about him. You know about his winning in business and success. I’m here to tell you he wins with his family. He does. He does.

‘I’ll tell you one thing. If you leave on one other thing, any of his children you would be proud to have as part of your family. That’s how I judge a winner, how somebody manages their family, raises their family. That’s how I judge.”

I feel like I’m trapped in an episode of The Man In The High Castle .

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:56:28pm

I thought that Rush Limbaugh was the king of spreading hate and pure vileness, but he’s in the little league compared to Trump. Trumpism has unleased a virulent cancer throughout the country and I don’t see anything out there to stop it until it burns itself out.

Things are ugly now, but six months from now we’ll be looking back on these days as the rational times.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:56:54pm

If Trump does get the nomination, the real question will become who does the name to be his VP. So far, he hasn’t seemed inclined to name any of the current running GOP candidates.

I daresay he might name Jesse Ventura.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:57:03pm

YES IT IS RACIST AS FUCK YOU SHIT FOR BRAINS

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:57:54pm

re: #174 Eric The Fruit Bat

If Trump does get the nomination, the real question will become who does the name to be his VP.

He will name himself as his own VP.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:58:15pm

re: #167 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 4:58:22pm

re: #170 Decatur Deb

Actually, they’re the fastest-dying, even here.

You’d never know it by looking at the people who govern the Southern states.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:00:44pm

Testing some new code that should let people use display names for private comments…

MsJ - can you read this?

34mEjncRcAxP0NjBHo259Ej7OlCZGAtbTk7wm9LeKKWhcBi9PXBLiQ==

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:01:10pm

re: #178 Skip Intro

You’d never know it by looking at the people who govern the Southern states.

Broaden your typologies—the assholes the TPGOP are running now can’t drive a stick shift.

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:01:28pm

re: #174 Eric The Fruit Bat

If Trump does get the nomination, the real question will become who does the name to be his VP. So far, he hasn’t seemed inclined to name any of the current running GOP candidates.

I daresay he might name Jesse Ventura.

It doesn’t matter who he chooses. Whoever it is will disappear as fast as Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, and Beauregard Sessions III. A month after he names somebody, no one will remember who it was.

Nobody takes the spotlight off of Trump, ever.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:02:50pm

Note: the only problem with using a display name for a private comment is that if the user changes it, they’ll no longer be able to read the comment. So it’s still preferable to use the actual username instead, but this will solve the short term problem of people using display names.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:03:25pm

re: #181 Skip Intro

It doesn’t matter who he chooses. Whoever it is will disappear as fast as Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, and Beauregard Sessions III. A month after he names somebody, no one will remember who it was.

Nobody takes the spotlight off of Trump, ever.

Which is why Trump-Cruz will never happen. Cruz will not accept something like that.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:03:50pm

re: #179 Charles Johnson

Testing some new code that should let people use display names for private comments…

MsJ - can you read this?

[Embedded content]

Yes.

While you were playing earlier, I couldn’t see one that was correctly addressed to me…the 2nd one above. FYI.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:04:49pm

re: #182 Charles Johnson

Question: If someone has a username like mine (2 or more separate words) do you use a regular space (Backwoods Sleuth) or an underscore (Backwoods_Sleuth)?

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:04:53pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:04:54pm

I suppose it is white privilege to view Trump as some kind of dangerous, ugly novelty. Nobody’s threatening to beat me up on the street because they feel justified by what they get on Twitter and television.

Everybody who isn’t a fat, nasty white man is in danger from this guy.

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:07:03pm

Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’

[…]

Frank Pruitt, a 22-year-old Virginia Tech student, said he’s been drawn to Trump as an outsider with good business chops ever since the billionaire declared his candidacy. He said he cringes at some of Trump’s remarks, but added that the conservative resistance to Trump is misplaced.

“The way I see it is you are going to eventually have to vote for him if you want to support a Republican,” said Pruitt, who was carrying a paperback copy of Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.”

“And honestly, it can’t be worse than Obama.”

After Super Tuesday, I suspect things will get Super Ugly.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:07:16pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Question: If someone has a username like mine (2 or more separate words) do you use a regular space (Backwoods Sleuth) or an underscore (Backwoods_Sleuth)?

No, you can still use the space, since if it’s addressed to multiple people, the separator is the ‘|’ symbol.

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Teukka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:08:39pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

No, you can still use the space, since if it’s addressed to multiple people, the separator is the ‘|’ symbol.

What about using the display name automagically inserting the formal user name instead?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:09:21pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

No, you can still use the space, since if it’s addressed to multiple people, the separator is the ‘|’ symbol.

I’m amused by this kid who thinks Trump is an outsider. Trump was kissing all sorts of powerful people’s asses in the 80’s.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:10:50pm

re: #187 Pawn of the Oppressor

I suppose it is white privilege to view Trump as some kind of dangerous, ugly novelty. Nobody’s threatening to beat me up on the street because they feel justified by what they get on Twitter and television.

Everybody who isn’t a fat, nasty white man is in danger from this guy.

The most obnoxious version of this are the Sanders-supporting fools that say Clinton and Trump/the Republicans are both basically the same.

This statement absolutely reeks of clueless privilege. Clinton has never even come close to suggesting the use of scapegoating to solve political problems.

GOP propaganda has been pushing scapegoating for decades and Trump is acting on it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:11:25pm

re: #189 Charles Johnson

No, you can still use the space, since if it’s addressed to multiple people, the separator is the ‘|’ symbol.

OK, thanks! I’ve been wondering about that ever since the private messages started.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:12:24pm

re: #192 EPR-radar

The most obnoxious version of this are the Sanders-supporting fools that say Clinton and Trump/the Republicans are both basically the same.

This statement absolutely reeks of clueless privilege. Clinton has never even come close to suggesting the use of scapegoating to solve political problems.

GOP propaganda has been pushing scapegoating for decades and Trump is acting on it.

Anyone who believes that is not fucking paying attention.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:12:28pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

I’m amused by this kid who thinks Trump is an outsider. Trump was kissing all sorts of powerful people’s asses in the 80’s.

This kid is a 22 year old who mindlessly supports Republicans. Hopefully he’s in a distinct and ever-increasing minority in terms of political views.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:12:55pm

re: #195 EPR-radar

This kid is a 22 year old who mindlessly supports Republicans. Hopefully he’s in a distinct and ever-increasing minority in terms of political views.

Let’s hope so.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:14:02pm

re: #132 unproven innocence

It is good that you are aware of cpu usage. That puts you ahead of most computer users.

But high usage for very long periods is not normal. You may have a zombie, or a hardware issue. Consult a trusted friend.

Nah, it’s supposed to do that. It’s why I bought it. Each RNA sequencing data file is 2 GB, composed of 20 million 100 base pair reads. The computer has to compare all of them and align them, and align them with the 4.5 Gigabase human genome, and then the hundreds of thousands of known transcripts, and then compile all the prevously unknown transcripts. Takes about a hour at 95-100% of CPU for each data file, and I had 2 files each for 22 samples.

Modern molecular biology - wow! When I started in this field in 1980, it was a chore to sequence 300 bases. Took 3 days just to generate the samples to load on the gels, another 2-3 days to run the gels, then 2-7 days to expose the film, so you could read them.

And people thought we were wizards for doing that!

/when-I-was-a-boy

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:14:35pm
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jaunte  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:15:13pm
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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:15:18pm

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Anyone who believes that is not fucking paying attention.

I’m starting to think Drumpf is paying BernieBros like he paid actors at his early events.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:15:21pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

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Props to both these guys.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:16:15pm

re: #199 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Yeah discussed this earlier. Holy fuck. Couldn’t he at least had Keith Ellison who isn’t a whacko CT nut? Ventura is bad news.

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:16:37pm

I’m still trying to get over the first words uttered by Clarence Thomas in 10 years were to defend the right of domestic abusers to own guns.

No wonder he kept his mouth shut for so long.

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:17:50pm

re: #203 Skip Intro

Welcome to the Age of Trump Drumpf.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:18:15pm

re: #188 freetoken

From that article, it looks like Trump is still telling his filthy story about Gen. Pershing killing terrorists with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.

Absolutely despicable.

And the responsibility for the dog’s dinner that is the Trump 2016 campaign extends to all in the Republican party that dog-whistled for the racists, made political plans based on exploiting racist resentment, and/or were persistently blind to this.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:19:28pm

re: #190 Teukka

What about using the display name automagically inserting the formal user name instead?

That isn’t quite as easy to implement but I’ll consider it.

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Nojay UK  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:21:15pm

re: #197 Blind Frog Belly White

Nah, it’s supposed to do that. It’s why I bought it.

I’m looking at buying an decommissioned server with quad hex-core Xeons and 64GB of ECC RAM for 4k video bashing and heavy-duty image processing. It should cost about 600 bucks to buy and a thousand bucks a year to run. It will also double as a room heater. I’m currently making do with a dual quad-core Xeon box and 16GB of RAM and Gods, it’s slooooow.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:21:24pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

That isn’t quite as easy to implement but I’ll consider it.

I’d like to see a Private button, myself. Hit Reply then an option to make it Private.

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Teukka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:22:11pm

re: #208 MsJ

I’d like to see a Private button, myself. Hit Reply then an option to make it Private.

Checkbox, default checked?

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:23:13pm

re: #203 Skip Intro

I’m still trying to get over the first words uttered by Clarence Thomas in 10 years were to defend the right of domestic abusers to own guns.

No wonder he kept his mouth shut for so long.

To play a bit of devil’s advocate here, Thomas’s question was not legally unreasonable. Per Heller, there is an individual right to own guns. So, under what circumstances should someone lose that constitutional right for a misdemeanor conviction?

My response to the underlying insanity of all this is to regard this case as evidence to the effect that individual ownership of guns should not be a constitutional right precisely because we want it to be easy to keep guns away from domestic abusers etc., but that is not the law as it stands.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:23:34pm

O_o

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:23:41pm

re: #188 freetoken

Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’

After Super Tuesday, I suspect things will get Super Ugly.

Trumps is doing the lord’s work, tearing away the fig leaves and euphemisms the TPGOP has been hiding behind. When this is over they will know what they are.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:25:03pm

re: #209 Teukka

Checkbox, default checked?

Not defaulted, no. Private is not used often. It would shut down discussion, IMHO, setting Private as default.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:25:38pm
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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:26:01pm

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Trumps is doing the lord’s work, tearing away the fig leaves and euphemisms the TPGOP has been hiding behind.

Ah… so this is one of those religious teachings where “Satan” is tasked with doing on all the dirty work on the planet so that El can sit above all with clean hands?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:26:39pm

re: #208 MsJ

I’d like to see a Private button, myself. Hit Reply then an option to make it Private.

Alternatively, a ‘Private Reply’ button next to the ‘Quote’ button.

Of course, if we keep adding buttons, anyone using a smartphone will need to use a stylus, or get a ginormous one like Mrs. FBW’s iPhone 6 Plus.

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Teukka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:26:40pm

re: #215 freetoken

Ah… so this is one of those religious teachings where “Satan” is tasked with doing on all the dirty work on the planet so that El can sit above all with clean hands?

You mean like the Job job? *ducks*

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calochortus  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:28:16pm

re: #208 MsJ

I’d like to see a Private button, myself. Hit Reply then an option to make it Private.

As long as we’re asking for things, I’d like to see a button where you push it and it cleans the bathroom for you. What are the chances of getting that one?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:28:35pm

re: #215 freetoken

Ah… so this is one of those religious teachings where “Satan” is tasked with doing on all the dirty work on the planet so that El can sit above all with clean hands?

Let me check with the pope on that…..

…..Yup. Pontifex says the Murifex is an anathema POS.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:29:07pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh Lord I’m having OJ flashbacks.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:29:07pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

Alternatively, a ‘Private Reply’ button next to the ‘Quote’ button.

Of course, if we keep adding buttons, anyone using a smartphone will need to use a stylus, or get a ginormous one like Mrs. FBW’s iPhone 6 Plus.

I’m on a phone almost always (as my misspellings often Demonstrate, damn you Autocorrect!), and as long as there’s enough space between buttons - finger width in pixels - additional buttons don’t always suck.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:29:13pm

re: #218 calochortus

As long as we’re asking for things, I’d like to see a button where you push it and it cleans the bathroom for you. What are the chances of getting that one?

There’s already a lever that you push to make the poop go away. You knew about that, right?
///////
*ducks*

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:29:22pm

re: #212 Decatur Deb

Trumps is doing the lord’s work, tearing away the fig leaves and euphemisms the TPGOP has been hiding behind. When this is over they will know what they are.

Not exactly. The hard-core bigots aren’t going to admit what they are. But that doesn’t matter.

What I’m hoping for is for the GOP fellow travelers of the hard-core bigots to finally be forced to explicitly align with or oppose this overt bigotry. (An up or down vote, one might say). That ought to shave a few percent off GOP base voting in the general election.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:29:56pm

re: #218 calochortus

As long as we’re asking for things, I’d like to see a button where you push it and it cleans the bathroom for you. What are the chances of getting that one?

Come to my house…you can show me what you mean. :-D

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:30:01pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

Alternatively, a ‘Private Reply’ button next to the ‘Quote’ button.

Of course, if we keep adding buttons, anyone using a smartphone will need to use a stylus, or get a ginormous one like Mrs. FBW’s iPhone 6 Plus.

My wife has a 6 Plus. It’s just too much phone for me. I’m happy with my regular iphone 6.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:30:56pm

re: #222 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s already a lever that you push to make the poop go away. You knew about that, right?
///////
*ducks*

That is a necessary condition for having a bathroom be civilized, but alas it is insufficient.

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freetoken  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:31:13pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

One thing that we need to keep in mind is that MSNBC has not been a very profitable venture for NBCU. Even the name, prefixed with “MS” is sort of a clue.

IOW, MSNBC is a bit of a left over from a time when media companies were exploring this new thing called “the internet”.

Probably the clearing of the calendar of shows that are watched by small groups is a direct result of Comcast demanding that NBCU become more profitable.

Let’s face it, “liberal” alternatives to “conservative” media outlets have not done well. I suspect his has to do with the different habits of people with different temperaments.

After all, why did AM talk radio become almost completely dominated by the wingnut right?

MSNBC could never really compete with Fox News, or even with CNN.

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calochortus  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:31:47pm

re: #222 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s already a lever that you push to make the poop go away. You knew about that, right?
///////
*ducks*

As well you should.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:32:02pm

I need an opinion here. What do you guys think is the stronger character name for a 28 year old white guy: Carl Lancaster or Michael Lancaster?

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:32:16pm

re: #225 Eclectic Cyborg

My wife has a 6 Plus. It’s just too much phone for me. I’m happy with my regular iphone 6.

My iPhone 6s is almost too big. If I put a good case on it, it’s too big for one hand. I jury rigged a back strap for my fingers. Works damned well, too!

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:33:22pm

re: #226 EPR-radar

That is a necessary condition for having a bathroom be civilized, but alas it is insufficient.

Panglossian Pooper Proposition.

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:33:27pm

re: #205 EPR-radar

From that article, it looks like Trump is still telling his filthy story about Gen. Pershing killing terrorists with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.

Absolutely despicable.

And the responsibility for the dog’s dinner that is the Trump 2016 campaign extends to all in the Republican party that dog-whistled for the racists, made political plans based on exploiting racist resentment, and/or were persistently blind to this.

I think right around now in Prince Rebus’ castle he’s kicking himself for keeping the white sheets and hoods hidden away in the dungeon. If only he’d known how popular they’d turn out to be for his party Mitt Romney could have run on a platform of lynching the Obama family and won in a landslide.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:34:10pm

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

I need an opinion here. What do you guys think is the stronger character name for a 28 year old white guy: Carl Lancaster or Michael Lancaster?

Carl probably.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:34:55pm

re: #228 calochortus

As well you should.

Given the subject, lord only knows what might get thrown…

*ducks again*

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:35:11pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

These low speed chases are addictive.

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:35:14pm

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

I need an opinion here. What do you guys think is the stronger character name for a 28 year old white guy: Carl Lancaster or Michael Lancaster?

Michael over Carl. Kurt, maybe…Kyle? Carl isn’t strong to me, it’s funny (Carl Reiner).

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:35:56pm
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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:36:15pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

I think right around now in Prince Rebus’ castle he’s kicking himself for keeping the white sheets and hoods hidden away in the dungeon. If only he’d known how popular they’d turn out to be for his party Mitt Romney could have run on a platform of lynching the Obama family and won in a landslide.

Sometimes I think we’re giving Reince too much credit. He may be damned happy with Drumpf.

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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:37:08pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

I think right around now in Prince Rebus’ castle he’s kicking himself for keeping the white sheets and hoods hidden away in the dungeon. If only he’d known how popular they’d turn out to be for his party Mitt Romney could have run on a platform of lynching the Obama family and won in a landslide.

That would have given the GOP base multiple earth-shattering orgasms in the 2012 primary season. Who can say how well it would have worked in the general election, especially against such a good campaigner as Obama?

I think Trump vs. Clinton in 2016 might turn into a referendum on this kind of open racism and scapegoating, and I think the GOP establishment is deathly afraid of the results of any such referendum.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:39:26pm

re: #237 FormerDirtDart

Man, he choked the hell out of that photographer.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:40:00pm

I’m hearing on Twitter that the USSS agent may have been fired.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:40:05pm

re: #237 FormerDirtDart

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Wow.

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calochortus  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:40:33pm

Must go make sushi for dinner.

BBL

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MsJ  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:41:36pm

I can’t get over the press allowing itself to be corralled and spoken to like they’re dissidents deserving of execution.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:42:18pm

re: #244 MsJ

I can’t get over the press allowing itself to be corralled and spoken to like they’re dissidents deserving of execution.

That’s the price they pay for “access” don’t you know?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:42:50pm

re: #244 MsJ

I can’t get over the press allowing itself to be corralled and spoken to like they’re dissidents deserving of execution.

Without Hunter Thompson’s leadership, they are so many cudd-chewing cattle.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:44:27pm

re: #244 MsJ

I can’t get over the press allowing itself to be corralled and spoken to like they’re dissidents deserving of execution.

I seem to remember the wingnuts freaking out when there was a “press corral” at a Hillary event.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:45:12pm

re: #241 Charles Johnson

Great-he’ll just wind up on some other law enforcement force somewhere and repeat the same thing.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:46:15pm

LOL low speed chase car stuck in rush hour traffic

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:48:13pm

re: #248 Eric The Fruit Bat

Great-he’ll just wind up on some other law enforcement force somewhere and repeat the same thing.

I’m sure Arpaio is already trying to get the guys phone number.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:49:04pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:50:39pm

re: #246 Decatur Deb

Without Hunter Thompson’s leadership, they are so many cudd-chewing cattle.

The reporters at these events are probably under much tighter ownership control than back in the day. After all, 6 owners control 90+% of US media.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:54:44pm
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Mattand  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:55:56pm

re: #18 Testy Toad T

I think the most amazing thing to me about this current dem primary has been the success (at least among his core demographic) of Sanders’ Rove-ian attacks on Clinton’s electability. I’ve been told with a straight face by multiple intelligent people that Sanders’ socialist self-identification just won’t be a big deal. It just won’t, because magic and wishing and unicorns.

On Thursday, Maddow replayed part of Chris Matthews’ interview with Sanders, in which Matthews kept pressing Sanders on how he was going to get people from both parties to work with him, if elected.

It was actually kind of depressing, but Sanders’ basic response was they just will. You could see the temper start to flare a little bit. I’m beginning to wonder how hard Sanders has been challenged over the years.

Also, it speaks volumes that Sanders’ non-response to these questions made start to side with Chris Matthews, a man I find to be one of the most fatuous, obnoxious, self-important blowhards in all of cable news.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:56:48pm

Mayor of Atlanta:

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Brian J.  Feb 29, 2016 • 5:58:44pm

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

LOL low speed chase car stuck in rush hour traffic

I remember watching the “original” low-speed chase of OJ Simpson back in 1994. Another sign that I may not be young anymore.

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Skip Intro  Feb 29, 2016 • 6:03:52pm

re: #238 MsJ

Sometimes I think we’re giving Reince too much credit. He may be damned happy with Drumpf.

At this point I’m sure he is. Trump has shown him that instead of being a problem, the hatred and bigotry in his party is a benefit. You just have let it out.

The GOP is re-calibrating the campaigns for all of their close Senate races with this in mind as we speak.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Feb 29, 2016 • 6:22:58pm

re: #136 ObserverArt

I’m right there with you Khal. Finding graphic arts work is a bitch. I’m getting closer to giving up my fucking career and getting any job I can. I went to college and bought into the American dream. It worked for a long long time, and then boom, my regular job goes away and the ground is pulled out from under me and here I am slowly losing what I built to have in my retirement.

Damn depressed is what I am.

Market yourself to foreign clients. China and most of SE Asia are booming economies, so you might be able to find work there. Check the online versions of Asian newspapers for want ads as a start.

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CleverToad  Feb 29, 2016 • 6:47:57pm

re: #229 Eclectic Cyborg

I need an opinion here. What do you guys think is the stronger character name for a 28 year old white guy: Carl Lancaster or Michael Lancaster?

Michael.
Carl Lancaster sort of slurs to Carlancaster when I try to say it a couple of times.
FWIW

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Tigger2  Feb 29, 2016 • 8:43:54pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Norah Jones - to Live "To Live" is taken from Norah's newest album 'Pick Me Up Off The Floor,' out now and available to stream/download here: norahjones.lnk.to Connect with Norah:norahjones.cominstagram.comfacebook.com@NorahJones See Norah live: norahjones.com Music video by Norah Jones performing To Live. © 2020 ...
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Future Islands - for Sure (Official Video) 'For Sure' by Future Islands, out now on all platforms: futureislands.ffm.to A Film by Samuel Jerome MasonFinishing by John HarrisonRendered with GarageFarmSpecial Thanks to Anna, Jemima, Mike, Willy, Saad, Eric, Arsen Perish the painI was impoverishedThose ties that windAnd ...
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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Get on My Wave I wrote and produced “Get On My Wave” with Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas the day we met last summer. I’ve struggled with releasing the song during the pandemic because it felt too happy; detached from the tumult of our ...
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J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy - UN DIA (ONE DAY) Stream "UN DIA (ONE DAY)" on your favorite streaming platform: jbalvin.lnk.to Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: youtube.com Connect with J Balvin on socials: instagram.com@jbalvinfacebook.comtiktok.com LYRICS Dua Lipa:You know sometimes I think about us Now and thenBut I never ...
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Travis - a Ghost (Acoustic Isolation Video) The official Acoustic Isolation Video for A Ghost by Travis. The new album 10 Songs is out 9 October, pre-order now: travis.lnk.to Listen to A Ghost: travis.lnk.to Production Company: Gezellig Studio  Video Director: Fran Healy Cinematographers: Clay Kryst, Sam ...
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Amy Macdonald - a Piece of My Heart (Brand New Song) I’ve written a little song about this mad situation... 💥🎸 Lyrics by Amy Macdonald: Nobody ever could see just what was coming, nobody thought that it was true, And nobody knew that we would miss each other, quite as ...
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Modern English - I Melt With You (From Quarantine) Modern English - I Melt With YouSubscribe to Modern English on YouTube: youtube.com Shop Modern English merchandise: shop.bandwear.com Listen to the single "I Melt With You"Apple Music: music.apple.comSpotify: open.spotify.comAmazon: amazon.com LYRICSMoving forward using all my breathMaking love to you ...
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The Killers - My Own Soul’s WarningMusic video by The Killers performing My Own Soul’s Warning. © 2020 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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