Video: Donald Trump Brags About the Hugeness of His Manly Member

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Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for, as the leading Republican candidate for president of the United States brags about the size of his penis on national television.

This is Republican politics in 2016. Livin’ the dream.

UPDATE at 3/3/16 9:08:55 pm by Charles Johnson

But kidding aside…

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594 comments

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withak  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:45:43pm

I think you meant biglyness.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:46:02pm
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electrotek  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:46:10pm

Good lord this makes the 2000 and 2004 debates look like Question Time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:48:01pm

Unconfirmed reports suggest the GOP have invited Ron Jeremy to appear at the next debate.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:48:41pm
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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:49:21pm

Hey.

Let’s be totally fair.

Donald Trump is bragging about the size of his dick because one of the more “serious” candidates went for the small-dick, nudge-nudge joke.

And Ted Cruz is a basically a scrotum that acts like a dick. His mere existence in space-time evokes penis-related imagery.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:49:39pm

As Nate Silver remarked earlier:

If we woke up one day and found that the daytime sky had permanently turned from blue to orange, we’d eventually get used to it. That wouldn’t make it any less strange, however.

So even though the battle between Donald Trump and the Republican “establishment”1 has been a story since the summer, we should still pause now and again to gawk at the spectacle. On Thursday, Mitt Romney, the previous Republican presidential nominee and the closest thing the GOP has to a party elder, denounced Trump in the strongest possible terms. Trump responded by making what sounded to me like a blow job reference.

This is really happening. At least I think.

[…]

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:49:53pm

And the audience eats it up! “YEAH, OUR CANDIDATE HAS A BIGGER DICK THAN THE OTHERS!

Good lord what a mess.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:50:58pm

re: #5 Kragar

But again I will point out that Ted Cruz had a chance to rebuke Trump on this and Ted chose not to.

Because Ted knows his base thinks like Trump in this matter.

And all of them said they would support Trump if DJT is the eventual candidate.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:51:19pm
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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:51:42pm

re: #3 electrotek

Good lord this makes the 2000 and 2004 debates look like Question Time.

Speaking of the UK, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump must share their haircut

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:52:01pm

So we have a cocky real estate mogul bragging about his cock.

Actually, I wish the word ‘cock’ would go back to referring to male chickens and pigeons. The way those males strut around to show off to a female is the same way Donald Trump struts at times.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:52:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:53:00pm

And I’m told that the Obamas lack class…………

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:53:08pm

The GOP debate was such a disaster even the Hindenburg was like: “DAMN….”

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:54:27pm

Haha, Driftglass.

driftglass.blogspot.com

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:55:23pm

A cock, asshole, and wussy walk into a bar. Bartender says, what will I be serving you the finalists of the 2016 GOP priamry?

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:55:40pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

And I’m told that the Obamas lack class…………

Let’s consult the definitive objective test for theses matters.

Yep, the paper bag conclusively indicates that Barack Obama lacks class and probably deserves to get stop-and-frisked.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:56:20pm

re: #16 makeitstop

Haha, Driftglass.

driftglass.blogspot.com

What Mitt Romney is doing seems less like the Kobayashi Maru scenario and more like a Toko Attack against the USS Trump.

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:57:37pm
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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:57:38pm

I’m watching Bill O’Really for the first time ever, and he predicts that if Trump is the nominee the GOP will go down in a bloody massacre the likes of which have never been seen before in American politics.

He’s worried, I’m elated.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:58:13pm

re: #21 De Kolta Chair

I’m watching Bill O’Really for the first time ever and he predicts that if Trump is the nominee, the GOP will go down like a bloody massacre the likes of which have never been see before.

He’s worried, I’m elated.

Good he should be worried.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:58:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:59:47pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

It’s like I said earlier, he thinks he can bully them like employees or investors or personal servants.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 3, 2016 • 8:59:51pm

re: #11 De Kolta Chair

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump aren’t that different, if I am not mistaken.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:00:16pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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The response from the crowd was pretty disturbing too. These people are our neighbors, family, even friends.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:00:51pm

re: #25 Ziggy_TARDIS

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump aren’t that different, if I am not mistaken.

I don’t think someone that much like Trump could be elected London’s mayor and IIRC he’s called out the UKIP.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:00:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:01:29pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Party first, humanity dead last.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:03:42pm

Note how the assembled multitude cheered at Trump’s boast. A public hanging wouldn’t draw a crazier mob.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:03:45pm
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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:03:54pm

re: #25 Ziggy_TARDIS

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump aren’t that different, if I am not mistaken.

The front-runner for the office of London mayor is Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and a Muslim. Expect narrow-minded American minds to be blown if he wins, and I have little doubt he will.

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:04:04pm

Ewwwwww. Here’s video of Cruz eating whatever that was.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:05:55pm

re: #32 De Kolta Chair

Of course, the bigger issue is the EU exit referendum.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:06:30pm
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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:06:32pm
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Teukka  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:07:02pm

I wonder, is it as this point we demand Drumpf shows his
SCHLONG FORM GIRTH CERTIFICATE
?

*ducks*

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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:07:25pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:07:27pm

re: #11 De Kolta Chair

Speaking of the UK, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump must share their haircut

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Please don’t insult Boris Johnson. He has at least some class unlike Trump!

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:07:35pm

re: #33 makeitstop

Ewwwwww. Here’s video of Cruz eating whatever that was.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:07:45pm

Eating boogers, bragging about dick size……
Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, it has really come to this.

Raises a question. Suppose T-Rump gets the nomination and predictably insults Hillary during one of the debates. Bill then jumps on stage to punch him in the nose. What does the Secret Service do?

(Actually, of course, they would separate the two, forcibly if necessary, though putting your hands on an ex-president is no small matter.)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:08:09pm

re: #39 Joe Bacon

Please don’t insult Boris Johnson. He has at least some class unlike Trump!

I did like when he stood up for his city when Romney trashed London’s Olympics handling skills.

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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:08:10pm
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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:08:39pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:08:50pm

Honestly, this “debate” makes Wrestlemania look like The Lawrence Welk Show!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:09:35pm

So I guess this is the rebranding Reince talked about. The Republicans: Now with cock bragging.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:09:44pm

Both Kansas and Kentucky (thanks to Rand) are caucus states and some are hypothesizing that Cruz will do well in both states, even the former.

If so, then this fight will be increasingly between Trump and Cruz. After Rubio and Kasich lose their home states Cruz will crow that he’s the only one to have won his home state.

I believe it will be easier for the Democrats to run against Cruz than to run against Cruz, as I fear many Americans are really into both trade protectionism and torture.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:10:52pm

re: #39 Joe Bacon

Please don’t insult Boris Johnson. He has at least some class unlike Trump!

Boris rides a bike, I’ll give him that.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:10:56pm

re: #47 freetoken

Both Kansas and Kentucky (thanks to Rand) are caucus states and some are hypothesizing that Cruz will do well in both states, even the former.

If so, then this fight will be increasingly between Trump and Cruz. After Rubio and Kasich lose their home states Cruz will crow that he’s the only one to have won his home state.

I believe it will be easier for the Democrats to run against Cruz than to run against Cruz, as I fear many Americans are really into both trade protectionism and torture.

They both present challenges.

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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:11:40pm
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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:12:19pm

re: #45 Joe Bacon

Honestly, this “debate” makes Wrestlemania look like The Lawrence Welk Show!

Wrestlemania 23, to be exact:

The Battle of the Billionaires takes place at WrestleMania

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:14:36pm

freetoken and his knowledge of pro wrestling. Heh!

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:14:55pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Party first, humanity dead last.

I would’ve have had a little more respect if one of them had had the guts to say. “Sorry this is America, not Nazi Germany. I can’t support a man for President who intends to order the US military to commit war crimes.” The fact that every single one of them thought such a statement would hurt their chances in the GOP primary is a sad comment on their party.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:15:08pm

re: #52 teleskiguy

freetoken and his knowledge of pro wrestling. Heh!

I do my best to keep on social trends…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:16:00pm

re: #53 Big Beautiful Door

I would’ve have had a little more respect if one of them had had the guts to say. “Sorry this is America, not Nazi Germany. I can’t support a man for President who intends to order the US military to commit war crimes.” The fact that every single one of them thought such a statement would hurt their chances in the GOP primary is a sad comment on their party.

It’s beyond pathetic. Assholes every last one of them.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:16:23pm

re: #32 De Kolta Chair

The front-runner for the office of London mayor is Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and a Muslim. Expect narrow-minded American minds to be blown if he wins, and I have little doubt he will.

LONDON IS NOW UNDER SHARIA LAW!!!!

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:16:47pm

In response to the question nagging everyone:

Tonsillolith

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:17:33pm

re: #37 Teukka

I wonder, is it as this point we demand Drumpf shows his
SCHLONG FORM GIRTH CERTIFICATE
?

*ducks*

I had to steal that.

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:17:36pm

re: #51 freetoken

OK, I admit it, this clip is entertaining.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:17:54pm
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Teukka  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:19:37pm

re: #58 Kragar

I had to steal that.

NP. Stole it myself :P

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:19:41pm

re: #51 freetoken

Wrestlemania 23, to be exact:

[Embedded content]

I was in the crowd that night. Never thought I’d have to relive it so many damned times 9 years later.

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darthstar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:19:42pm

God bless America

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:20:04pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

Frank Zappa music notwithstanding.

What. The. Fuck?!?
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thecommodore  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:20:53pm

Don’t know if this was posted downstairs or not, but Billo’s pretty loaded here:

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:20:55pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

Well…that will haunt me for awhile.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:22:26pm

re: #32 De Kolta Chair

The front-runner for the office of London mayor is Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and a Muslim. Expect narrow-minded American minds to be blown if he wins, and I have little doubt he will.

Are there polls to support that? Johnson’s not boorish as Trump is and he seems to have done a good job.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:24:14pm
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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:25:56pm

Instead of Wrestlemania, this debate reminded me more of the Bellator news conference, where Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 threatened to compare testicle size:

Kimbo Slice, Dada 5000 have war of words at Bellator 149 press conference

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:26:02pm

re: #68 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Donald, release your schlong!

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:26:23pm

re: #37 Teukka

I wonder, is it as this point we demand Drumpf shows his
SCHLONG FORM GIRTH CERTIFICATE
?

*ducks*

Why a duck?

Btw, LMAO
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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:26:38pm

re: #41 Shiplord Kirel

Eating boogers, bragging about dick size……
Holy jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, it has really come to this.

Raises a question. Suppose T-Rump gets the nomination and predictably insults Hillary during one of the debates. Bill then jumps on stage to punch him in the nose. What does the Secret Service do?

(Actually, of course, they would separate the two, forcibly if necessary, though putting your hands on an ex-president is no small matter.)

They’d have to arrest Bill, because in that scenario he’d be guilty of assault. It doesn’t matter what someone says about your wife if Johnny Law is around; You’d best just endure it. Enduring insults is easier than enduring jail time, after all.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:27:17pm

re: #71 De Kolta Chair

Why a duck?

[Embedded content]

Because Trump Duck:

Trump Duck
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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:29:29pm

As seen on my Facebook feed:

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:29:46pm

re: #69 freetoken

Instead of Wrestlemania, this debate reminded me more of the Bellator news conference, where Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 threatened to compare testicle size:

Yikes, lacrosse has gotten nasty.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:34:16pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Because Trump Duck:

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HypnoToad  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:35:13pm

My personal Decision 2016 tonight…

Watch the snarling animals on Fox, or go see the civilized ones in Zootopia.

Zootopia won! (excellent BTW)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:36:33pm
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austin_blue  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:37:56pm

re: #71 De Kolta Chair

Why a duck?

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Viaduct.

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:38:13pm
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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:38:53pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Because Trump Duck:

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And given the aggressive mating behavior of Mallard drakes and hybrid drakes that are part Mallard, Trump Duck likely resembles The Donald in behavior as well as appearance.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:39:45pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

It’s time for a Long Distance Dedication to L’il Rafael…

The Sylvers - Boogie Fever (Midnight Special 1976)

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:43:14pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING TO AMERICA!

“Tell me about it.” — President Rand Paul (elected 1824, impeached and convicted 1824)

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Mich-again  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:43:29pm

re: #74 teleskiguy

What has 59 legs and smells like pee?

The country line dance at the old folks home.

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austin_blue  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:44:28pm

re: #84 Mich-again

What has 59 legs and smells like pee?

The country line dance at the old folks home.

59?

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:44:36pm

re: #83 De Kolta Chair

“Tell me about it.” — President Rand Paul (elected 1824, impeached and convicted 1824)

DOH! Forgot the graphic

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:46:08pm

re: #85 austin_blue

59?

A few veterans showing up are sans leg. Show some respect! What are you, a monster?!?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:47:23pm

Some reading for those interested in learning how jihadis get their guns:

A Tale of Two Rifles: The proliferation of F2000 and AK-103 self-loading rifles exported to Libya in 2004 - 2009

Or as its called on Fox News Channel: BENGHAZI!!1 2: Full-Automatic Bugaloo

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:47:37pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:50:05pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:50:17pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

You rolled a 9. Pretty good, but I rolled an 11 and I’ve got an Overrun special. So one of my assault mechs gets to move and shoot before any of your units has a chance to do anything. Enjoy. >:D

/Battletech Geekage

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:50:33pm

Should we all pause to consider that that was basically the network hosting the debate teaming up with other candidates to give Trump a blanket party?

I didn’t see anybody else getting a custom video debunking.

I mean, good effort, can’t give full marks because there’s no bust of Pompeii…but on the other hand, the degree to which that was transparently a beatdown of the leader, not a debate, actually defeats the purpose of masking a beatdown as a debate.

I mean, if it had been a literal assassination, it would have been effective. As a bit of character assassination, it failed, since it played directly into the idea that “the Establishment” is so scared of Trump that they did the rhetorical equivalent of dropping a bunch of masonry on Cyrano de Bergerac.

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austin_blue  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:50:57pm

re: #87 teleskiguy

A few veterans showing up are sans leg. Show some respect! What are you, a monster?!?

I’m just imagining one-legged line dancers.

And one-legged humans in an ass-kicking contest.

Old school.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:53:10pm

re: #56 Big Beautiful Door

LONDON IS NOW UNDER SHARIA LAW!!!!

I blame Bow Wow Wow.

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:55:04pm
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Lancelot Link  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:56:35pm

This is the literal German translation of the Republican frontrunner’s views on torture and other war crimes;
Trump: “Ich bin ein Führer. Wenn ich sage “es tun”, sie werden es tun.”

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:57:59pm

Chantix lists “vivid dreams” as one of its side effects. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations and adventures with the wackiest people/animals/vegetables/minerals imaginable, and I’ve always been a good dreamer. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers. It’s like REM sleep LSD.

PS, I’ve cut back my cancer stick intake by 90%.

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Teukka  Mar 3, 2016 • 9:59:13pm

re: #96 Lancelot Link

This is the literal German translation of the Republican frontrunner’s views on torture and other war crimes;
Trump: “Ich bin ein Führer. Wenn ich sage “es tun”, sie werden es tun.”

Yeah. Lots of that as of late :/

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:00:36pm

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

One of the side effects of Chantix is vivid dreams. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations with the wackiest people/animal/vegetables/minerals imaginable. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers.

I was on Xanax once. Enjoyed the best, most technicolor 3D, awesome dreams I ever had.

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austin_blue  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:00:48pm

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

One of the side effects of Chantix is vivid dreams. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations with the wackiest people/animal/vegetables/minerals imaginable. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers.

You should sit down, have a smoke, and consider your options.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:02:23pm
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KingKenrod  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:10:17pm

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

Chantix lists “vivid dreams” as one of its side effects. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations and adventures with the wackiest people/animals/vegetables/minerals imaginable, and I’ve always been a good dreamer. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers. It’s like REM sleep LSD.

Be careful with that stuff, it’s led to some pretty bizarre behavior in people, including probably contributing to the death of New Bohemians keyboardist Carter Albrecht.

en.wikipedia.org

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:10:25pm

Speaking of vivid dreams and drugs.

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

The most vivid dreams I have these days is when I’m completely sober, no booze, no cannabis, hell, not even ibuprofen (Vitamin I as us skiers like to call it).

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:12:00pm

re: #95 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

“America.” — Jeb¡ Bush

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:12:24pm

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

The typical course for Chantix is twelve weeks. and if this is successful, it may be continued for another twelve weeks. But it does carry a black box warning like many other psychotropic drugs carry, so watch your moods. As long as you’re not talking to beavers like in the Rozerem commercial, you’re probably OK.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:14:56pm

re: #102 KingKenrod

He was also drunk out of his gourd with a BAC at 3 times the normal level.

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William Lewis  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:15:19pm

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

Chantix lists “vivid dreams” as one of its side effects. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations and adventures with the wackiest people/animals/vegetables/minerals imaginable, and I’ve always been a good dreamer. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers. It’s like REM sleep LSD.

PS, I’ve cut back my cancer stick intake by 90%.

After one week on it, I only had one cig and that had not effect on me. Never wanted one since. My dreams were no more funky than usual either.

To me, Chantix was as close to a perfect example of how you want a pharmaceutical to work.

Others, eh, not so much I hear but I’m over 10 years now without smoking and no desire to.

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Jenner7  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:16:07pm

That whole Ted Cruz thing with that white thing makes me shudder. Ick. I can’t even think about it without wanting to gag.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:16:09pm

re: #105 Eric The Fruit Bat

The typical course for Chantix is twelve weeks. and if this is successful, it may be continued for another twelve weeks. But it does carry a black box warning like many other psychotropic drugs carry, so watch your moods. As long as you’re not talking to beavers like in the Rozerem commercial, you’re probably OK.

Way ahead of you. I kicked beavers out of my entourage weeks ago.

Fuck those losers. ;-)
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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:18:58pm
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Jenner7  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:20:27pm

Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes

Video

G’night…

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:21:40pm

Peace out lizards

Charles L. “Sonny” Liston, 1932-1970
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Brian J.  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:25:11pm

politico.com

That subhead is hilarious - ‘You want to quote me as saying hahahahahahaha?’ asked one.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:25:58pm

The next Republican “debate” is in … next week! Back to CNN, apparently, with the MoonieTimes and SalemCommunications part of the package.

From Miami, of course, before the winner-take-all Florida primary.

Between now and then are 4 Republican contests, with the biggest one in MI. Trump leads in polls in MI and LA, significantly.

Kansas and Kentucky are unknown caucuses. Smart money is on Cruz’s ground game to win Kansas.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:28:09pm

re: #114 freetoken

The next Republican “debate” is in … next week!

Wait, there’s more???

Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.

///

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2016 • 10:29:23pm

re: #115 De Kolta Chair

And Sunday’s Democratic debate is from Flint.

On CNN, with Anderson Cooper, who only asks hard questions of Democrats.

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 11:52:26pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2016 • 11:55:54pm

Hey numbnuts, you *are* a domestic terrorist.

Good riddance.

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retired cynic  Mar 4, 2016 • 12:06:57am

re: #118 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Hey numbnuts, you *are* a domestic terrorist.

Good riddance.

It does make me wonder how bright they are. Lead is in the news. Maybe they snacked on it as they were growing up. I heard a frightening story on the history of lead in the US today on Fresh Air/WHYY, and wonder how any of us managed to grow up with more than 2 brain cells.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Mar 4, 2016 • 1:32:30am

With Trump as the apparent nominee, I bet a lot of Republicans wish we had a Parlimentarian style of government so as to allow more politcal parties to directly participate.

He really is that embarrassing to certain Republicans.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 4, 2016 • 2:13:28am

LOL from the Fark debate thread.

megarian: Huggermugger: megarian: Charletron: megarian: Charletron: Way to talk about MI kasich

Michiganders hate ohio scum. We dont give a rats ass about farking cleveland

*Michigan fist bump*

For real?! Tight!

*holds up hand to indicate place of birth*

Right at the base of the thumb

I’m a transplant but my dad is from Torch Lake. I’m here *points to squishy palm part under thumb*. I work in Oakland county.

My great uncle drowned in Torch Lake. They never found the body.

….my grandfather drowned in that lake in 1952. Never found the body. Not even joking

.

megarian: Huggermugger: megarian: Oh f*ck are we related?!

Haley?

….holy f*ck

The small world gets smaller.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:15:08am

Don’t look in the comments.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:27:48am

Interviewer: So, explain your interest in this position.

Applicant: Your company is a disaster; I’m going to make it great again.

Interviewer: Oh really. Could you be a little bit more specific?

Applicant: Everyone’s gonna love me; and in the locker room? Other men will fear me.

Interviewer: Yes, well, I meant, what actual qualifications do you have for the job.

Applicant: I’m rich. I’m gonna do yuuge things.

Interviewer: Such as?

[One line of attack should have been this: if you owned a company would you hire someone whose only qualification was to tell you how great he is over and over? I usually hate “government as business” scenarios, but it’s something the crowd might understand.]

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:32:42am

Luntz: ‘Okay, I’ve gathered you here to get a sense of how you feel about certain Republican policies…’

*to self*’ but what I’ll really be doing is figuring out ways to make terrible ideas sound so good that you’ll vote for amoral dicks who don’t give two shits about your wellbeing.’ *chuckles darkly*

He conducts each focus group with all the care of a sacrifice to Ba’al; as the vapid fools give him his answers, his eyes glow like coal. Dutifully, he feeds this information into the vile and blasphemous machine that throbs like an abscess at the heart of Roger Ailes’ dark empire. The machine sends out the screeds it formulates according to its ruthless and terrible arithmetic in the saliva of a trillion fleas, to feed on the credulous and fearful and so spreads the carefully tailored virus of hate and suspicion.
Years pass…

Donald Trump emerges and spews this vitriolic concoction back at the diseased masses and, recognising him as one of their own, in one voice the rabid mob cheers in voices ragged with rancor and mindless rage.

Luntz: ‘Hey, you guys, why you do this? STAHP!!!’

The Overgod registers his confusion and dismay, and, greatly amused, decides to spare Earth and its pathetic denizens.
For now…

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:45:15am

So, which card is going to be more interesting this weekend: UFC, or the GOP?

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:49:49am

re: #125 freetoken

So, which card is going to be more interesting this weekend: UFC, or the GOP?

The leagues should combine. That way we can get a better read on those three nutjobs stated dedication to solving problems with violence.

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 3:58:00am

re: #126 Alyosha

The leagues should combine. That way we can get a better read on those three nutjobs stated dedication to solving problems with violence.

I suspect UFC wouldn’t want to be tainted by the GOP, given Trump’s association with WWE. However, Bellator might be willing to book the GOP, given what they did with DaDa 5000 and Kimbo Slice.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:06:53am
Observers are left to conclude that […] is an attention-seeking media troll who courts adoration from bloggers, students and hipsters while picking off low-hanging fruit and mocking people he doesn’t like. But he often does this not with the master troll’s scalpel but the clumsy tin ear of the lumbering buffoon who pisses people off for all the wrong reasons, with cheap, sarcastic bait masquerading as sassy intellect.

Without googling for the origin of the quote (!), who do you think does the description fit?

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:07:28am

I missed the part where one of the people indicted is a Trump campaigner:

More Bundy Sons, Trump Campaigner Charged in Nevada Ranch Standoff

Twelve people were arrested Thursday in connection with a 2014 armed protest on the Bundy Ranch in Nevada — including two more of rancher Cliven Bundy’s sons and a New Hampshire man linked to Donald Trump’s campaign.

[…]

Bundy sons Melvin Bundy, 41, and David Bundy, 39, were arrested and charged, as was Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus of New Hampshire, who in 2015 was named in a press release as a co-chair of a “Veterans for Trump” coalition in the state.

The Union Leader newspaper in Manchester also reported that he is co-chair.

The Trump campaign did not respond to questions from NBC News Thursday evening about DeLemus’ arrest, and a call to the DeLemus home was not returned.

[…]

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:09:17am

re: #128 Nyet

Yes. We do know who that person is. Oy Vey boy do we know. :(

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:10:32am

re: #130 PhillyPretzel

Yes. We do know who that person is. Oy Vey boy do we know. :(

Who? ;)

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:12:03am

re: #131 Nyet

The subject of this thread. That Trump person. If it is not then I will graciously accept defeat. :)

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:13:05am

re: #132 PhillyPretzel

The subject of this thread. That Trump person. If it is not then I will graciously accept defeat. :)

Ah, Trump is not pretending to be an intellectual ;)

Try an online persona?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:14:04am

re: #133 Nyet

Dim Jim?

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:14:07am

re: #133 Nyet

Ah, Trump is not pretending to be an intellectual ;)

Try an online persona?

Coolidge fan?

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:15:37am

re: #134 PhillyPretzel

re: #135 Alyosha

OK, the quote comes from Milo, he’s trying to hit Neil deGrasse Tyson but perfectly describes himself.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:16:03am

re: #136 Nyet

CCJ?

Milo? Didn’t he just lose his twitter account for questionable language?

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:17:15am

More Milo:

Everyone remembers his infamous Christmas tweet, but what many don’t know is that even this is factually wrong: Newton wasn’t born on Christmas Day, but by today’s calendar some time in January.

Except he was born on Christmas day by the calendar of the time, idiot.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:21:19am

re: #138 Nyet

To look up Isaac Newton just requires one to type in his name on wiki. I just did it and got that Christmas Day answer.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:22:20am
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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:22:53am

re: #139 PhillyPretzel

He’s correct that by today’s calendar Newton was born in January, but how does that prove Tyson to be factually incorrect?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:23:18am

re: #140 Dr. Matt

lol. That was cute.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:24:25am

re: #141 Nyet

Milo is being an a$$. He wants the fame that Neil deGrasse Tyson has.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:26:36am

I can’t imagine too many republican voters are waking up today feeling good and optimistic over what they saw last night.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:27:01am

BTW, I didn’t know that Bill Nye is a “GMO skeptic”. IMHO, he should just go away. He’s not even a scientist.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:28:26am

re: #144 Dr. Matt

I am happy today because I am home waiting for my A/C unit to come. And as I said a little while ago I am probably going to vote for Hillary.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:33:20am

Remember this:

npr.org

Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum who last month debated TV personality Bill Nye “The Science Guy” pitting his Biblical literalism against Darwinian evolution, says the highly publicized showdown has been like manna from heaven for a foundering $73 million Noah’s Ark theme park.

“It was a challenging time, one that on a human level required a miracle to overcome,” Ham, who heads the Answers in Genesis ministry, said in a statement of the near collapse of funding for the long-delayed Ark Encounter park. “And God in His providence supplied our needs.”

He’s not that bright, that “Science Guy”.

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:33:40am

re: #145 Nyet

BTW, I didn’t know that Bill Nye is a “GMO skeptic”. IMHO, he should just go away. He’s not even a scientist.

That bit in his response to the reddit question about ‘malnourished fat people’ sounded more like Bill-fucking-Maher.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:35:48am

re: #147 Nyet

Remember this:

He’s not that bright, that “Science Guy”.

Yep, that was stupid. It’s like trying to reason with Trump voters. Nothing will shake their faith.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:36:39am

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

True. :/

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:36:42am

He’s clueless about philosophy too:

A Public Letter to Bill Nye

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:36:49am

Big excitement for me today was opening a new bank account. The university is switching payroll to a new bank, so everyone has to open an account there if we expect to get paid this month.

I said I wanted e-banking, too, so I can buy stuff online. The security gadget is not a USB dongle, as my present bank offers, but a tiny keypad-like affair that offers a six-digit security code to enter on an online form. If you’re familiar with Authy or Google Authenticator apps, it serves the same function.

The new bank is ICBC (Industrial & Commercial Bank of China), which actually recognizes the need for an English-language interface on its website, unlike my old bank, China Construction Bank, which only has a Chinese-language UI. Sooo much easier now to bank online.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:37:15am

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

Public debate events with creationists only raise money for them.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:38:18am

re: #152 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That is good news. I am happy for you.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:38:20am

re: #153 Nyet

Public debate events with creationists only raise money for them.

It’s like teaching a pig to dance, too.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:39:12am

re: #155 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Dancing pig. That is one heck of a visual. lol

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:39:34am

re: #154 PhillyPretzel

That is good news. I am happy for you.

Thx. I mean, I was able to use the old bank’s website, but slowly, as my reading comprehension of Chinese is still weak. I’m much happier now with this new bank.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:39:57am

re: #155 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

re: #156 PhillyPretzel

Like wrestling with a pig, you’re both dirty and the pig likes it.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:42:47am

re: #145 Nyet

BTW, I didn’t know that Bill Nye is a “GMO skeptic”. IMHO, he should just go away. He’s not even a scientist.

He’s not an experimental scientist, but has a Mech E degree which is a field of applied science. He’s a strong advocate for science education (including global climate change and evolution), does a lot of good for science and education, and is largely respected ….and this is coming from an actual experimental scientist with over 70 peer-reviewed publications, half dozen book chapters, 3 patents, and traveled around the globe presenting research data. Give the guy a break.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:43:32am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

Give the guy a break.

No.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:44:29am

So I went to bed early last night and missed Ted Cruz EATING A BOOGER ON LIVE TV and blaming the poisoning of Flint on TEH DEMOCRATS!!!11!!!

Updated my “Candidates as South Park Characters” List:

Trump: CARTMAN
Rubio: TWEEK
Cruz: SCOTT (HE’S A DICK)
Kasich: TRAVIS THE LOUSE
Carson: TOWELIE
Chris Christie: CUPID-ME

Hillary: SHEILA BROFLOVSKI
Bernie: GARRISON

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:45:33am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

I am going to step aside because I do not wish to get between two fellow Lizards.

::: waiting by the window for UPS :::

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:46:18am

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

So I went to bed early last night and missed Ted Cruz EATING A BOOGER ON LIVE TV and blaming the poisoning of Flint on TEH DEMOCRATS!!!11!!!

Updated my “Candidates as South Park Characters” List:

Trump: CARTMAN
Rubio: TWEEK
Cruz: SCOTT (HE’S A DICK)
Kasich: TRAVIS THE LOUSE
Carson: TOWELIE
Chris Christie: CUPID-ME

Hillary: SHEILA BROFLOVSKI
Bernie: GARRISON

Wasn’t Rubio Butters?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:47:38am

re: #153 Nyet

Public debate events with creationists only raise money for them.

I had a friend in the 1980s who was in trouble with drugs, but found his way out by jumping fully into the 700 Club. Ok, good, at least he’s alive. But before I knew it he was showing me creationist literature and slick videos. It had been building through fundie churches for a long time (the form that led to Ken Ham as a consumer product for the faith-based interpreters of cosmic time). Ken knew he had a good thing going. It was a master stroke to get tax exemptions for his theme park.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:47:53am

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

Caitlyn Jenner: CAITLYN JENNER

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:48:07am

re: #163 Nyet

Wasn’t Rubio Butters?

I updated the list. Marco is more like Tweek than Butters. I had Kasich as Randy Marsh, but he is really Travis from “Lice Capades”

I had Ted Cruz as Terrance but after reviewing the available Canadian characters he is more like Scott The Dick

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:50:18am

GOP collectively: WOODLAND CRITTERS

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:51:13am

Heartland critters.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:52:44am

re: #167 Nyet

You are being very polite. I have much stronger terms which I will not print here. I do not want to lose my LGF membership.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 4:59:02am

Okay. This looks like another entry for Philly Pretzel’s thread killers. Darn.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:02:26am

As if dudebros weren’t enough, some lefty shitheads on twitter now say the new Ghostbusters is … racist.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:07:34am

re: #8 teleskiguy

The GOP party has devolved into a bunch of dick jokes because they’re all assholes who are trying to show the other assholes are a bunch of pussies.

Yeah, it sounds like a skit from Team America, but how is it that satirists like Parker and Stone, or even the folks behind Idiocracy looking like they went time traveling to come up with a documentary of what we’re seeing now? The GOP simply can’t be trusted with power at any level of government.

We see it in Flint.
We see it in New Jersey, where Gov. Christie has basically decided that the state’s fiscal woes will be solved by cutting the estate tax while the pension fund and transportation trust fund run dry and the roads crumble and the state’s transit authority is set to go on strike because the employees have been without a contract for the entirety of his term in office.
We see it in Congress, where the GOP idea of governing is to pass bills they know will never get enacted, claiming it is progress, all while obstructing on constitutionally mandated action - to advise and consent on presidential nominations for the courts.

So how did we get here? Yes, a lot of it is the result of the GOP feeding on anger, hate, and irrational hate and anger at that. But it’s also a media that is far to compliant and interested in narratives and memes to concern itself with opening and honestly calling racism racism. Or that one party is explicitly pandering to racists with its anti-Muslim or xenophobic policies (and that said policies also violate the Constitution - especially Trump’s proposals to limit even Muslim Americans from returning to the US or limiting mosques being built, etc.).

On and on it goes, and this is by no means a MBF instance when I say that Democrats also have to take responsibility for not voting in midterms and off year elections to at least slow or contain the damage. Winning the WH is definitely important, but letting all the down-ticket races slide by means wasted and lost opportunities, and now have to claw back the damage done by a GOP that is hell bent on destroying the very government they claim to represent.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:11:58am

re: #171 Nyet

As if dudebros weren’t enough, some lefty shitheads on twitter now say the new Ghostbusters is … racist.

I think it boils down to this argument. In original Ghostbusters, Zeddmore was looking for work and hired. He wasn’t a scientist, but a guy willing to work with the scientists.

In the new movie, the black woman isn’t a scientist, but rather an MTA worker who is willing to work with the 3 white women scientists.

What I think is going on is that the director simply cribbed the structure of the original and sought to keep some kind of continuity. Would it have been nice if one of the scientists was the black woman? Absolutely. Heck, since this is a teaser trailer, we might not know the back story or that this woman went to college and is now getting to use her skills. Or not.

I just can’t get bent out of shape over it. But I don’t see the point of doing what’s essentially either a remake/reimagining or a “sequel” to a movie that is as beloved as Ghostbusters. It’s a setup for disappointment frankly.

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:14:23am

Meth is bad, mkay? Lovely mugshot.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:14:31am

re: #173 lawhawk

I think it boils down to this argument. In original Ghostbusters, Zeddmore was looking for work and hired. He wasn’t a scientist, but a guy willing to work with the scientists.

In the new movie, the black woman isn’t a scientist, but rather an MTA worker who is willing to work with the 3 white women scientists.

What I think is going on is that the director simply cribbed the structure of the original and sought to keep some kind of continuity. Would it have been nice if one of the scientists was the black woman? Absolutely. Heck, since this is a teaser trailer, we might not know the back story or that this woman went to college and is now getting to use her skills. Or not.

I just can’t get bent out of shape over it. But I don’t see the point of doing what’s essentially either a remake/reimagining or a “sequel” to a movie that is as beloved as Ghostbusters. It’s a setup for disappointment frankly.

Is the Sigourney Weaver role morphed into a Chippendale dancer?

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:18:36am

re: #173 lawhawk

As someone who doesn’t see Ghostbusters as some sort of a personal cult classic, I don’t think it’s untouchable and don’t mind seeing a new take on it. Frankly, the original movie was a silly comedy, and it will remain a silly comedy. It’s like getting worked up about a Honey, I shrunk the kids remake ;)

It’s like, remaking Godfather doesn’t make sense, remaking any film that is all a formulaic plot + gimmicks - why not.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:20:25am

re: #176 Nyet

As someone who doesn’t see Ghostbusters as some sort of a personal cult classic, I don’t think it’s untouchable and don’t mind seeing a new take on it. Frankly, the original movie was a silly comedy, and it will remain a silly comedy. It’s like getting worked up about a Honey, I shrunk the kids remake ;)

It’s like, remaking Godfather doesn’t make sense, remaking any film that is all a formulaic plot + gimmicks - why not.

It’s Hollywood. If someone thinks they can make money off a Godfather remake, they’ll do it. Maybe not this decade, but 50 years from now. Because that’s what the studios do.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:23:24am

re: #177 lawhawk

It’s Hollywood. If someone thinks they can make money off a Godfather remake, they’ll do it. Maybe not this decade, but 50 years from now. Because that’s what the studios do.

True, but that still wouldn’t make much sense because what is there to add? Whereas putting “ghostbusters” into a new environment/modern time does add something (one can argue how much, quality, etc.).

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:24:29am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:24:43am

re: #177 lawhawk

It’s Hollywood. If someone thinks they can make money off a Godfather remake, they’ll do it. Maybe not this decade, but 50 years from now. Because that’s what the studios do.

Count how many Batman and Superman movies have been done already. And we’ve got the big team up in a couple of weeks, as DC/Warner tries to play catch-up with Marvel/Disney.

I have to admit, though, the trailers for Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice are looking pretty good. Wonder Woman is finally getting decent screen time, and even Aquaman shows up. There are rumors of other DC superheroes popping up, as well.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:27:27am

Leslie is kicking ass ;)

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:34:46am

While Kasparov’s criticisms of Putin are valid, he’s a major wingnut, friend of the neo-cons.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:42:48am

A typical Trump supporter on twitter:

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:44:48am

Economic data dump today. And the unemployment rate is at 4.9% and 242k jobs created in February.

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:47:02am

re: #183 Nyet

Can Shapiro even embrace the ‘alt-right’ anthill without being devoured? I mean it’s white nationalism… where do Jewish people even fit in?

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:49:24am

re: #185 Alyosha

It does get a bit confusing. Is there more to ‘alt-rightism’? I know Shapiro has a massive hardon for Milo, what more doea he need to do? Bleach his hair?

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Testy Toad T  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:50:13am

Frankly, I think the new Ghostbusters movie looks like warmed-over crap. But that’s because 30-year remakes have a dependable history of being warmed-over crap, not because something or other omfg wimmenz!!!!1 takin’ our roles.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:50:40am

re: #186 Alyosha

It does get a bit confusing. Is there more to ‘alt-rightism’? I know Shapiro has a massive hardon for Milo, what more doea he need to do? Bleach his hair?

He’s Jewish. Altright doesn’t have much use for Jews.

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:51:33am

So I take it all this brouhaha over Ghostbusters is about ethics in cinema journalism?

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:51:40am

re: #188 Nyet

Thanks. Wasn’t about to read shit by Vox Day explaining the intricacies.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:52:44am

That said… Milo’s mom is Jewish. I suppose they agree to have a couple of token “good Jews”. See Milch.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:55:12am

Once again, great economic news is reported by Drudge and right wing outlets as doom and gloom:

That’s right, they’re pushing the same BS they’ve been doing for years - that seniors, retireds, and kids aren’t in the workforce. This is a GOP right wing echo chamber that thinks you should work once born right up until you keel over and die at your job.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 5:57:16am

Today’s jobs news:

U.S. adds 242,000 jobs in February as unemployment holds at 4.9 percent
washingtonpost.com

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Alyosha  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:00:01am

re: #191 Nyet

I guess I keep overestimating extremely retrograde political affiliations’ desire to expand membership. So weird.
Still hung up on the Jesus-murder, culture and economic control conspiracy? Or have they just run this shit so long that even they don’t know why the Jews are bad anymore?

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:01:41am

re: #194 Alyosha

I guess I keep overestimating extremely retrograde political affiliations’ desire to expand membership. So weird.
Still hung up on the Jesus-murder, culture and economic control conspiracy? Or have they just run this shit so long that even they don’t know why the Jews are bad anymore?

Cultural Marxism.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:04:29am

re: #145 Nyet

BTW, I didn’t know that Bill Nye is a “GMO skeptic”. IMHO, he should just go away. He’s not even a scientist.

I believe that he has reassessed his position on genetic engineerering since then. He acknowledged that he was speaking without knowledge of the facts.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:04:49am

re: #195 Nyet

Cultural Marxism.

“Remakes are the opium of the people.”

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:05:11am

re: #196 Le Lapin Tueur

I believe that he has reassessed his position on genetic engineerering since then. He acknowledged that he was speaking without knowledge of the facts.

The article is from 2014. Any newer links?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:06:55am

Daughter1 directed me to this. It’s recycled from a UK meme:

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:07:52am

re: #199 Decatur Deb

Dumb.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:09:51am

re: #97 De Kolta Chair

Chantix lists “vivid dreams” as one of its side effects. Boy, do they have that right. I’m in my fourth week on the stuff and have been having the most fascinating conversations and adventures with the wackiest people/animals/vegetables/minerals imaginable, and I’ve always been a good dreamer. I’m going to start recommending it to non-smokers. It’s like REM sleep LSD.

PS, I’ve cut back my cancer stick intake by 90%.

Good for you.

Since coming down with Flu Lite TM last weekend, I decided to slow down on my smokes, cold turkey stylee. Happy to say that I opened a deck of Reds on Monday afternoon and still have two left this morning. That’s unheard of for me, I usually go through a pack a day.

Not having those kickin’ dreams like you, though.

Here’s to us and less smoke all around. [clink]

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:10:44am

OK, here’s something on Nye’s apparent change of heart:

businessinsider.com

Better late than never, although a weak excuse for the alleged “Science Guy”.

He’s still cluelessly pro-labeling though:

techinsider.io

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:17:41am

re: #198 Nyet

The article is from 2014. Any newer links?

Why Bill Nye changed his mind on genetic engineering

But starting in February, his tune began to change. Late that month, Nye visited Monsanto, a corporation known for genetically modifying agricultural products. Around that time, Nye told Real Time’s Miles Leicher that he had “revised [his] outlook.”

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:20:34am

Speaking of genetics, the Guardian is promoting a battle between determinists and non-determinists when it comes to human psyche:

Genetic denialism is unhelpful - genes play a role in who we are

Denying a role for genes in why people turn out differently is to deny decades of converging scientific evidence from multiple methodologies. Concerns about genetic research may be based, in part, on a misunderstanding of what they allow us to do - understand the interplay of inherited and environmental factors at a population level. We are born equal, but we are also born different - we should embrace that diversity and use it to understand ourselves.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:21:54am

Ehm.

Here’s this week’s example of Nye’s cluelessness: a discussion of European antisemitism involving Bill Maher, Nye, Rob Reiner, and Washington Post reporter Elahe Izadi on Maher’s “Real Time” show last Friday. They’re talking about Netanyahu’s misguided suggestion that European Jews should move to Israel to avoid the recent rise of antisemitic sentiment and actions. Then Nye chimes in with his useful advice to mitigate the bigotry:

Nye: “So what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors. That said-it’s gonna take, does it take a century? Something like that.”

whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:23:28am
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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:23:52am

re: #204 freetoken

Gonna be interesting.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:25:38am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

ROB REINER: This undercurrent of anti-Semitism has always been there. Just like racism, it’s always been there and then it just bubbles up to the surface every once in a while. And it’s horrible now.

MAHER: Netanyahu is asking European Jews to come to Israel and —

NYE: Come home to Israel. That’s what he said, right?

MAHER: Yeah.

NYE: Yeah.

MAHER: Well, I mean he is the —

NYE: But the people have never been there. They lived, grew up in whatever, in Germany and France.

MAHER: It’s a shame that they should have to move.

NYE: Well, they probably won’t either because it’s not their home.

[tepid applause]

REINER: But you can understand it. There were German Jews that lived in Germany in the Second World War and that was their home. And you know at a certain point if your life is in danger you want to go someplace where you’re going to be protected.

[applause]

NYE: So, what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors. That’s going to take — does it take a century? Something like that? (HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, February 20, 2014)

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:27:40am

re: #208 Nyet

REINER: But you can understand it. There were German Jews that lived in Germany in the Second World War and that was their home. And you know at a certain point if your life is in danger you want to go someplace where you’re going to be protected.

[applause]

NYE: So, what do you do about it? I think you get to know your neighbors. That’s going to take — does it take a century? Something like that? (HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, February 20, 2014)

OFFS

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:28:29am

re: #209 The Vicious Babushka

ikr

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:30:05am

Is he really that utterly clueless? I’m not happy with Bibi exploiting the situation of Jews in France and other European countries by insisting that aliya is the only solution, but who exactly is Bill Nye putting the responsibility on for “getting to know their neighbors”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:30:25am

re: #208 Nyet

I take it that Nye is considering “coming home” to be literal in meaning — one’s birthplace — as opposed to the figurative sense — Israel, the birthplace of Judaism.

I don’t know enough about him to be sure, but maybe he’s one of those engineer types who just doesn’t get metaphor and allusion.

Or, he could be denying the idea that present-day Israel is the home of all Jews everywhere.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:31:01am

re: #212 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It’s not about home.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:32:33am

re: #213 Nyet

It’s not about home.

Well, I know that. I’m just trying to understand Nye’s remarks.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:32:37am

So, we’ve got snow in the air today, but it’ll be close to 70 on Wednesday and way above normal for most of next week. Woo.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:35:25am

re: #215 lawhawk

Here is what it will look like in Philly. And this is why I am home today waiting for UPS to deliver my portable A/C unit.
forecast.weather.gov

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:35:34am

For a change, we’re not talking about L’il Kim’s progeny wanting to nuke the world or the Iranian mullahs, or even Russia. We’re talking about Donny Trump.

Sad.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:36:23am

re: #217 lawhawk

Yes. Very sad.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:37:16am

re: #217 lawhawk

Glad they went there.

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freetoken  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:37:47am

re: #215 lawhawk

We’re being promised rain Sunday and Monday.

El Niño year it may be, but our rainfall has still been pitiful here.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:39:26am

re: #217 lawhawk

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For a change, we’re not talking about L’il Kim’s progeny wanting to nuke the world or the Iranian mullahs, or even Russia. We’re talking about Donny Trump.

Sad.

If anyone produces Trump’s “Daisy” commercial, it will be the RNC.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:40:20am

re: #192 lawhawk

Once again, great economic news is reported by Drudge and right wing outlets as doom and gloom:

That’s right, they’re pushing the same BS they’ve been doing for years - that seniors, retireds, and kids aren’t in the workforce. This is a GOP right wing echo chamber that thinks you should work once born right up until you keel over and die at your job.

But only when a Democrat is in office. When a Republican gets elected, the unemployment rate will suddenly drop by 2/3. And then, when they wreck the economy, they’ll just claim that 25% isn’t as bad as what it was under a Democrat.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:41:25am

re: #193 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Today’s jobs news:

U.S. adds 242,000 jobs in February as unemployment holds at 4.9 percent
washingtonpost.com

Even better, the labor force participation rate is finally going back up as people reenter the work force and U6 unemployment dropped to 9.7% (includes people working part-time because they can’t find full-time work and discouraged workers). Average prerecession U6 unemployment was 8.9%. Obama’s approval rating has been climbing steadily and is nearly dead even in the RCP average, and the GOP is a tire fire. The GOP will either nominate Trump, who no-one outside his base can stand, or a white knight in the chaos of a bitterly contested convention which a Trump advisor has promised his delegates will “burn to the ground” if the nomination is stolen from him. Everything is coming up Hillary.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:48:59am

re: #192 lawhawk

Once again, great economic news is reported by Drudge and right wing outlets as doom and gloom:

That’s right, they’re pushing the same BS they’ve been doing for years - that seniors, retireds, and kids aren’t in the workforce. This is a GOP right wing echo chamber that thinks you should work once born right up until you keel over and die at your job.

Total Disaster! Not winning! Repeal/Replace Obamacare! China is killing us! Common Core sucks! Rubio is a weenie! Romney’s a looooser!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:49:49am

re: #223 Big Beautiful Door

I certainly hope so.

I’m also hoping the Trumpistas (Trumpaderos?) don’t go stark raving mad when HRC clinches the election.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:50:06am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:53:06am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Pfft.

My 1970 Dodge Dart was assembled in Windsor, Ontario. Automakers have assembled their cars abroad for a variety of reasons for a long time — and Trump knows it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:55:32am

re: #227 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Pfft.

My 1970 Dodge Dart was assembled in Windsor, Ontario. Automakers have assembled their cars abroad for a variety of reasons for a long time — and Trump knows it.

Windsor ON is right across the river from Detroit.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 6:59:08am

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

Windsor ON is right across the river from Detroit.

onallcylinders.com

(Seems the engine actually antedates the name.)

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:00:11am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but has Trump complained at all about 47% of American lowlifes don’t pay taxes!!!! If you don’t pay no taxes you can’t vote!!!! True the Vote!!!! Obama’s a Food Stamp president!!!1?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:00:33am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:01:52am

re: #231 The Vicious Babushka

What ever those “protesters” are saying I hope someone is tweeting it.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:02:01am

re: #230 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Correct me if I’m wrong, but has Trump complained at all about 47% of American lowlifes don’t pay taxes!!!! If you don’t pay no taxes you can’t vote!!!! True the Vote!!!! Obama’s a Food Stamp president!!!1?

Not that I recall. During the debate he slammed Romney for his 47% comment.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:07:08am

Nice. Trump photo shops models to look darker.

crooksandliars.com

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:09:32am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

He is not “photoshopping.” He is enhancing. ///

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Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:12:24am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

Nice. Trump photo shops models to look darker.

crooksandliars.com

He spray tanned it.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:13:26am

This sums it up nicely.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:14:12am

re: #237 Dave In Austin

yes it does.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:19:15am
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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:19:56am

re: #225 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I certainly hope so.

I’m also hoping the Trumpistas (Trumpaderos?) don’t go stark raving mad when HRC clinches the election.

I suggest Trumpettes.

They all blow!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:20:08am

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

Windsor ON is right across the river from Detroit.

I’m sure there was some economic advantage to build the cars in Canada.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:22:55am

re: #241 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Exchange rates. Tax breaks. You know, the usual reasons.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:25:28am

re: #235 PhillyPretzel

He is not “photoshopping.” He is enhancing. ///

Saw that image. It appears the skin tone has a bit of orange in it…naturally. It has been Trumped.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:26:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:26:31am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:27:08am

re: #244 The Vicious Babushka

Ahh. Now he is practicing law. Oy Vey when will this *&^% shut up.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:28:58am

re: #246 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. Now he is practicing law. Oy Vey when will this *&^% shut up.

Eight Months to go until November.

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Jenner7  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:30:43am

Please, leave my party. Asshole.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:32:10am

re: #248 Jenner7

Now I get what several lizards meant when they said he’s really a Republican.

On the same topic, dkos’ Meteor Blades chimes in:

And as probability becomes clearer, I’ve been hearing and reading people who profess to be leftists or progressives saying they will never vote for Clinton but might instead vote for Trump.

dailykos.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:32:16am

re: #248 Jenner7

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Please, leave my party. Asshole.

Loser who dropped out months before the first contest because he had virtually zero support.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:33:36am

Pathetic right-wing loser.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:34:01am

re: #246 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. Now he is practicing law. Oy Vey when will this *&^% shut up.

He seems incapable of it. Nothing embarrasses him, nothing puts him in his place. The guy is totally out of control, maybe like never before. It will only get worse as he is emboldened by his ‘numbers’ thinking everyone loves him just the way he is.

I just have to wonder what psychologists and behaviorists have to say about this. That is if they can say anything about it. He may be a completely new study.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:34:24am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:34:34am

re: #249 Nyet

Now I get what several lizards meant when they said he’s really a Republican.

On the same topic, dkos’ Meteor Blades chimes in:

There is always a small percentage of voters of each party who don’t vote for their party’s nominee. When extreme candidates are nominated, or in times of political realignment, that number can increase dramatically. I expect that this year a much higher percentage of Republicans who will not vote for their nominee than of Democrats who won’t vote for Hillary.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:34:36am

This also gives the lie to the thesis that any formally Dem politician is better than any formally Rep politician.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:34:39am

re: #201 makeitstop

I quit 10 yrs ago after the dentist found a lesion in my mouth. A biopsy was negative (it was caused by irritation from a chipped back tooth), but I threw out almost a whole carton of cigarettes that afternoon and haven’t had another cigarette since. It wasn’t easy, but I thought about my son and what he’d do without a mom.

Not quite 2 yrs ago a friend of mine died of stage 4 lung cancer. He was 47 and hadn’t had a cigarette in 16 yrs. Watching him fight to stay alive and lose that fight solidified my decision and my son also said after that he would never even get near a pack of smokes. It’s so hard to quit, but well worth it in the long term.

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Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:35:19am

re: #248 Jenner7

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Please, leave my party. Asshole.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:35:25am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:37:02am

re: #248 Jenner7

Fmr Dem Sen. Jim Webb says “No, I would not vote for Hillary Clinton.” BUT he said he’s open for voting for Trump. @Morning_Joe
— Philip Rucker

Bye, Felicia

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:37:26am

re: #255 Nyet

This also gives the lie to the thesis that any formally Dem politician is better than any formally Rep politician.

Though I doubt anyone literally believes that. I’ll say that any Democrat with a realistic shot at the nomination is better than any Republican with a realistic shot at the GOP nomination.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:37:57am

re: #258 The Vicious Babushka

The counter-argument would be production in Mexico lowers the production cost of the cars, making them more affordable for Americans buying in the USA.

Besides, NAFTA.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:38:26am

re: #261 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The counter-argument would be production in Mexico lowers the production cost of the cars, making them more affordable for Americans buying in the USA.

Besides, NAFTA.

My new Escape was built in Louisville.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:38:56am

The only highlight of his campaign:

During the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential cycle, the candidates were asked by moderator Anderson Cooper to reveal which enemy they were most proud of having made.[…]

This was Webb’s response:

I’d have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to…

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Jenner7  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:39:09am

Because his penis is yuuuuuuge.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:39:23am

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

My new Escape was built in Louisville.

Yay!!

Ford also has a heavy truck plant in Louisville.

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darthstar  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:39:57am

re: #227 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Pfft.

My 1970 Dodge Dart was assembled in Windsor, Ontario. Automakers have assembled their cars abroad for a variety of reasons for a long time — and Trump knows it.

Pics! Pics!

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Whack-A-Mole  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:40:08am

I’m now over 2 months into quitting after almost 30 years (9 weeks tomorrow, yay!) Keeping my resolve to quit those first 2 weeks was one of the hardest things I’ve done. Even today I still have moments where the cravings are strong, especially when I’m feeling stressed (one of my major triggers). I’m glad I did. I feel so much better, I can breathe so much easier, food tastes better.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:40:18am

re: #265 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yay!!

Ford also has a heavy truck plant in Louisville.

And Toyota builds cars in Georgetown.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:40:59am

re: #267 Whack-A-Mole

I’m now over 2 months into quitting myself after almost 30 years (9 weeks tomorrow, yay!) Keeping my resolve to quit those first 2 weeks was one of the hardest things I’ve done. Even today I still have moments where the cravings are strong, especially when I’m feeling stressed (one of my major triggers). I’m glad I did. I feel so much better, I can breathe so much easier, food tastes better.

Congratulations!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:41:23am

re: #264 Jenner7

That Trump person should start reading Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, instead of his own The Art of the Deal.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:41:57am

re: #265 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yay!!

Ford also has a heavy truck plant in Louisville.

They have the F-150 plant in Dearborn.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:42:16am

re: #263 Nyet

I’d have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to…

Followed by the creepiest grin this side of a horror movie villain.

Creeped me right out.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:42:29am

Shorter Trump: it would be a crime not to start a war. //

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:42:32am

re: #267 Whack-A-Mole

Even many years later my late dad still had nicotine cravings. Hang in there.

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Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:42:49am

re: #266 darthstar

Pics! Pics!

I had a 73 Dodge Dart Sport 340 6 pack but I don’t have any pics of it they were lost when my mom died.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:43:31am
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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:44:16am

re: #273 Nyet

Shorter Trump: it would be a crime not to start a war. //

All great leaders become great because of wars, so that would stand to Trump reason.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:44:19am

re: #268 Big Beautiful Door

My Subaru was made here in the US at a plant in Indiana. Some other Subarus made here: Legacy sedan, Outback, and Tribeca. Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstrek, Impreza, WRX, STi, and Forester models are built in Japan.

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weave  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:45:20am

I am still hoping Trump wins the nomination.

Imagine Hillary or Bernie just running the Romney speech about Trump and at the end of it say “I approve of this message”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:45:42am

re: #266 darthstar

Pics! Pics!

Sadly, that car went to the junkyard years ago. Any pics are physical photographs, though I may have scanned copies somewhere on some hard drive.

My uncle gave me the car when it was already 7 years old. I had to make repairs to it (tires, shocks, exhaust) but it was still cheaper than even a used car then. I drove it 7 more years until the engine died of oil starvation while my ex was driving it somewhere. IIRC, the engine clocked more than 215,000 miles.

It was painted factory snot green with a green fabric interior to match. Probably the ugliest shade of green imaginable, except maybe the avocado appliances that were all the rage in the ’70s.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:47:02am

re: #278 lawhawk

My late dad’s Dodge Dart was made in Canada and so was his two Grand Marquis. Ford and Dodge still make good cars and trucks that are worth buying.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:47:14am

re: #279 weave

I am still hoping Trump wins the nomination.

Imagine Hillary or Bernie just running the Romney speech about Trump and at the end of it say “I approve of this message”

The GOP is writing Hillary’s attack ads for her. She could just run clips of Trump talking for her ads.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:48:37am

re: #279 weave

I am still hoping Trump wins the nomination.

Imagine Hillary or Bernie just running the Romney speech about Trump and at the end of it say “I approve of this message”

Trump is projected to be an easier target.
That said, I’m of two minds on this. It’s a very dangerous game to play.

(Not that the prospect of Pres. Cruz is any better, mind.)

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:49:00am

re: #189 freetoken

So I take it all this brouhaha over Ghostbusters is about ethics in cinema journalism?

Nah, it’s the usual.

“OMFG! If wimmenz can do man stuff what’s the point in being a man!”

Although regarding the MRAa as ‘men’ is a major stretch.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:49:28am

re: #282 Big Beautiful Door

The GOP is writing Hillary’s attack ads for her. She could just run clips of Trump talking for her ads.

I’m seeing possible ads with a string of Republicans - incl. GWB - warning against Trump.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:50:30am

re: #192 lawhawk

Yet another demonstration that they think ‘The Good Old Days’ was 11th Century Europe.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:51:16am

re: #281 PhillyPretzel

My late dad’s Dodge Dart was made in Canada and so was his two Grand Marquis. Ford and Dodge still make good cars and trucks that are worth buying.

We had a Ford Escort wagon with a 5-speed manual (and cruise control!) that I really enjoyed driving. Comfortable and very peppy on the road. It was the only Ford I’ve ever “owned” — the bank really owned it, I was merely borrowing it, you know.

My other domestic cars were all Dodges or Plymouths. Imports were BMW, Saab, Honda, Suzuki/Geo, Volvo.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:51:48am

re: #146 PhillyPretzel

I am happy today because I am home waiting for my A/C unit to come. And as I said a little while ago I am probably going to vote for Hillary.

Though it’s snowing in Philly right now, eh?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:51:52am

re: #264 Jenner7

A presidential candidate is promising to make criminals of our service personnel. How is that not the headline?.

Because nothing he says is taken seriously beyond the entertainment value

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:52:23am
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Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:52:59am

re: #275 Tigger2

I had a 73 Dodge Dart Sport 340 6 pack but I don’t have any pics of it they were lost when my mom died.

Looked like this except it was white with black stripes.
First can I owned bought it new when I was 20. And like a young dumbass I trashed it in 4 years. Ran the piss out of it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:53:02am

re: #278 lawhawk

My Subaru was made here in the US at a plant in Indiana. Some other Subarus made here: Legacy sedan, Outback, and Tribeca. Subaru BRZ, XV Crosstrek, Impreza, WRX, STi, and Forester models are built in Japan.

I used to do graphics work for a company that sold parts for VW group cars…Porsche, Audi and VW. Our customers always demanded German parts as used by the manufacturers. A whole bunch of parts for VW group cars come from all over the world. But hey, they were in manufacturer logo box so all was good.

If we tried to sell them the exact same part (OEM manus like Sachs, Mannesmann, Bosch) and the box said Brazil, Slovakia, China they’d throw a fit and send the parts back.

Porsche owners were the worst. Porsche owners are a very unique group.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:53:14am

re: #290 Nyet

50 Years of Conservatism Ends w/ Billionaire Bragging About His Genitals on National TV

entertainment value galore

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:53:52am

re: #288 Feline Fearless Leader

A few flakes here and there. During next week a warm up. forecast.weather.gov

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:54:40am

Midnight has rolled around once again in China, so I’m outta here. See you all later.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:54:41am

re: #283 Nyet

Trump is projected to be an easier target.
That said, I’m of two minds on this. It’s a very dangerous game to play.

(Not that the prospect of Pres. Cruz is any better, mind.)

Luckily, it’s not a game. The Democratic nominee will have to run against one of the Republican nominees, all of which are dangerous, though in different ways. Cruz thinks he’s on a mission from Gawd, Trump thinks running the country is just like running a casino he declared bankruptcy on, Rubio think’s he’ll skip most of the presidency, and Kasich just knows that how he’s wrecked Ohio will work in the rest of the country.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:54:52am

re: #283 Nyet

Trump is projected to be an easier target.
That said, I’m of two minds on this. It’s a very dangerous game to play.

(Not that the prospect of Pres. Cruz is any better, mind.)

Well we don’t have any say in it, but either scenario of Trump as the nominee or a white knight emerging out of the chaos of a bitterly contested GOP convention looks very good for Hillary. I prefer Trump because he could badly damage GOP turnout assuring Hillary gets a Democratic Senate and a diminished GOP majority in the House. I won’t dare to hope for a Democratic House.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:56:19am

re: #297 Big Beautiful Door

On the other hand, should Cruz win, esp. after a bitter battle at the convention, do you think Trump won’t go third party? Now that would be delish.

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darthstar  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:56:23am

re: #272 makeitstop

Followed by the creepiest grin this side of a horror movie villain.

Creeped me right out.

For some people war is personal.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:56:44am

Somebody should make this for Trump.

Video

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:58:38am

re: #298 Nyet

On the other hand, should Cruz win, esp. after a bitter battle at the convention, do you think Trump won’t go third party? Now that would be delish.

He won’t, because it will be too late for him to get on the ballot in most states. However if he’s the nominee, a Republican might try to take an existing third party’s nomination which already has ballot access, like say the Libertarians or the Conservative Party.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 7:58:46am

re: #292 ObserverArt

I used to do graphics work for a company that sold parts for VW group cars…Porsche, Audi and VW. Our customers always demanded German parts as used by the manufacturers. A whole bunch of parts for VW group cars come from all over the world. But hey, they were in manufacturer logo box so all was good.

If we tried to sell them the exact same part (OEM manus like Sachs, Mannesmann, Bosch) and the box said Brazil, Slovakia, China they’s throw a fit and send the parts back.

Slight digression… This is probably the biggest problem I have with the conservative (legal) movement trying to roll back the definition of interstate commerce. Just because I buy a product three blocks from my home at a mom and pop shop (or more likely a publicly traded big box store) doesn’t mean that it was made six blocks from my home. It’s much more likely that the product was assembled by a multinational corporation in a different state (or possibly different country) from components made and shipped from around the world. This isn’t me going to the local blacksmith to buy a new wood burning stove that he forged in the back.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:00:08am

re: #298 Nyet

On the other hand, should Cruz win, esp. after a bitter battle at the convention, do you think Trump won’t go third party? Now that would be delish.

Even if no third party, if Trump fails a lot of his followers are going to just turn their backs and walk. They voted for Trump as the anti-politician, they will support nobody else.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:00:57am

When I think about Trump I get so depressed I want to just cry.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:01:07am

My wife drives a Japanese car built in Kentucky (2001 Toyota Sienna), while I drive an American car built in Canada, with an engine built in Mexico.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:01:45am

re: #301 Big Beautiful Door

He won’t, because it will be too late for him to get on the ballot in most states. However if he’s the nominee, a Republican might try to take an existing third party’s nomination which already has ballot access, like say the Libertarians or the Conservative Party.

A lot of states have “sore loser” laws that prevent someone from running third party if they stood in the primary (though I don’t know if those laws also apply to the presidential race). Gary Johnson is running for the Libertarian nomination and will probably have it - let’s be honest, there isn’t a republican candidate that could convince Libertarian delegates that he’s really on their side. The constitution party, though… Maybe

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:02:14am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:02:56am

Yooge loser==>

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:03:16am

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

Fish didn’t grow legs. Evolution is a lie!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:03:58am

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah, but it turned into another fish, not a cat! Evolution is a hoax!! says the Creationist, pushing over his straw man.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:04:18am

re: #267 Whack-A-Mole

I’m now over 2 months into quitting after almost 30 years (9 weeks tomorrow, yay!) Keeping my resolve to quit those first 2 weeks was one of the hardest things I’ve done. Even today I still have moments where the cravings are strong, especially when I’m feeling stressed (one of my major triggers). I’m glad I did. I feel so much better, I can breathe so much easier, food tastes better.

Keep your hands busy.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:05:25am

re: #282 Big Beautiful Door

The GOP is writing Hillary’s attack ads for her. She could just run clips of Trump talking for her ads.

Trump thinks he’s good at this politics shit. But he’s playing in the minor leagues right now.

If he gets the nomination, he’ll be campaigning against a couple who has won on every level in American politics, know all about how campaigns work, and are not the least bit averse to getting into the mud with their opponents while smiling sweetly the entire time.

And then you get to add Obama’s voice to the mix. A man who can, with grace and style, gut his opponents like a brook trout.

I hope he wins the nomination. Because it will be so gratifying to watch his nervous breakdown when it inevitably happens. No way he’s gonna be able to stand toe to toe with Hillary, Bill and Obama. He’s not that good.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:05:34am

I’m predicting that if Trump gets the GOP nomination, he will name himself as VP.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:05:39am

re: #306 KGxvi

Actually, never mind the constitution party, they don’t have access in enough states to get to 270 electoral votes

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:06:28am

re: #307 The Vicious Babushka

The best part is, when someone says “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” you can point this article and say “It’s not that hard.”

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:08:33am

re: #313 The Vicious Babushka

I’m predicting that if Trump gets the GOP nomination, he will name himself as VP.

He’ll name his mini-Trump a VP.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:09:02am

re: #315 Belafon

The best part is, when someone says “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” you can point this article and say “It’s not that hard.”

That makes as much sense as “If I evolved from my grandparents, why do I have cousins?”

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:10:23am

re: #317 Blind Frog Belly White

That makes as much sense as “If I evolved from my grandparents, why do I have cousins?”

I don’t disagree, but people do make that argument.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:10:33am

re: #292 ObserverArt

I don’t get the craziness over OEM versus after market. In some cases, like alternators and starters, the after markets can be better than the originals (or the OEM no longer makes the part at all). Or if the car is newish, you need the OEM to maintain warranties or it’s required if you’re rebuilding after an accident/damage.

Doubt that anyone wants the OEM Takata airbags since pretty much every car that has one has been up for a recall at some point.

Guess some people are purists.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:10:37am

I usually wouldn’t link to The Federalist, but they have a seemingly good article on the obstacles to Trump’s 3rd party run:

thefederalist.com

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:11:12am

re: #317 Blind Frog Belly White

That makes as much sense as “If I evolved from my grandparents, why do I have cousins?”

I think part of the problem is the way evolution was often taught in schools. A leads to B leads to C. Taught as a tree/straight line rather than as the typically messy web we know it to be

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:14:18am

re: #282 Big Beautiful Door

The GOP is writing Hillary’s attack ads for her. She could just run clips of Trump talking for her ads.

Just play this over and over.

Donald Trump Bing Bong - Remix Compilation

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:14:43am

re: #283 Nyet

Trump is projected to be an easier target.
That said, I’m of two minds on this. It’s a very dangerous game to play.

(Not that the prospect of Pres. Cruz is any better, mind.)

I’d rather face the risk of Trump. If he somehow wins, and assuming that it also means the GOP keeps both houses of Congress there is a slight chance that Trump will buck the party and potentially veto some of the more reactionary social legislation Congress will start dumping out. With President Cruz in the Oval Office it’s obvious that nothing will get vetoed.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:15:38am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Yooge loser==>

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Go fuck yourself Bobby and stop blaming your party’s embrace of a racist asshole on Obama. Maybe if your party faithful didn’t enjoy racial and religious scapegoating, Trump wouldn’t have found a home and you’re an as big part of the problem as he is there.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:17:57am

re: #323 Feline Fearless Leader

I’d rather face the risk of Trump. If he somehow wins, and assuming that it also means the GOP keeps both houses of Congress there is a slight chance that Trump will buck the party and potentially veto some of the more reactionary social legislation Congress will start dumping out. With President Cruz in the Oval Office it’s obvious that nothing will get vetoed.

Trump’s social issues are weird. One minute, he praises PP and the other he says we’re going to defund it.

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MsJ  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:18:20am

re: #174 Kent Dorfman

Meth is bad, mkay? Lovely mugshot.

Mugshot? Read the story. Poor dog.

I hate people sometimes.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:18:49am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

Trump’s social issues are weird. One minute, he praises PP and the other he says we’re going to defund it.

That’s why I said he may not believe most of the stuff he says - but I don’t want to find out whether he does or not.

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Whack-A-Mole  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:18:53am

No Bobby, the GOP birthed a freak like Trump all on it’s own. You know, the GOP? The party of personal responsibility? He’s on you guys, so you go ahead and own it.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:18:56am

re: #323 Feline Fearless Leader

I’d rather face the risk of Trump. If he somehow wins, and assuming that it also means the GOP keeps both houses of Congress there is a slight chance that Trump will buck the party and potentially veto some of the more reactionary social legislation Congress will start dumping out. With President Cruz in the Oval Office it’s obvious that nothing will get vetoed.

All of the others are at least as toxic, and more electable.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:19:33am

re: #327 Nyet

That’s why I said he may not believe most of the stuff he says - but I don’t want to find out whether he does or not.

Indeed.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:19:40am

re: #328 Whack-A-Mole

No Bobby, the GOP birthed a freak like Trump all on it’s own. You know, the GOP? The party of personal responsibility? He’s on you guys, so you go ahead and own it.

“She was assaulted because she wore a mini-skirt - she’s to blame!”

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:19:52am

re: #287 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

We had a Ford Escort wagon with a 5-speed manual (and cruise control!) that I really enjoyed driving. Comfortable and very peppy on the road. It was the only Ford I’ve ever “owned” — the bank really owned it, I was merely borrowing it, you know.

My other domestic cars were all Dodges or Plymouths. Imports were BMW, Saab, Honda, Suzuki/Geo, Volvo.

When I was in Germany for a week back in 2012 the rental car was a Ford Escort wagon with a 6-speed manual. Not a bad drive.

My domestic cars (in order) have been a Subaru Forester, Saturn, Mazda 323, and a Plymouth Arrow (Mitsubishi built small pickup). All with manual transmissions.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:19:56am

washingtonpost.com
Related but fuck Jim Webb again.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:20:44am

re: #318 Belafon

I don’t disagree, but people do make that argument.

Yes, and I just gave the correct answer to give when they do. You’re not descended from your cousins. You and they both descended from your grandparents.

The other answer is a question of niches - there are still monkeys because there are still niches monkeys fill.

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Jay C  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:20:58am

re: #312 makeitstop

Trump thinks he’s good at this politics shit. But he’s playing in the minor leagues right now.

If he gets the nomination, he’ll be campaigning against a couple who has won on every level in American politics, know all about how campaigns work, and are not the least bit averse to getting into the mud with their opponents while smiling sweetly the entire time.

And then you get to add Obama’s voice to the mix. A man who can, with grace and style, gut his opponents like a brook trout.

I hope he wins the nomination. Because it will be so gratifying to watch his nervous breakdown when it inevitably happens. No way he’s gonna be able to stand toe to toe with Hillary, Bill and Obama. He’s not that good.

You might be right: hell, I sincerely hope you’re right, but the Rise Of Trump has made me believe this election campaign - whoever the Republican nominee is - is going to be a depressing, disgusting gutter-fest of fear-mongering, lies, smears, mud-slinging and hysteria. With an increasingly non-trivial chance of politically-motivated violence.
Yes, you’re right that the Dem-side leadership trio (we can call them “Barry, Bill and Hillary” like some ’60s folk group) are formidable campaigners. But they are also - and have been, for decades - the objects of near-fetishistic hatred from most of the American Right, and I think that a Trump (or Cruz) Presidential campaign is going to have to rely on a non-stop 24/7 barrage of Obama-hate, Bill Clinton-hate and Hillary Clinton-hate to mask the fundamental weakness of the candidate at the top of the ticket. Good times ahead…

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:21:49am

re: #333 HappyWarrior

washingtonpost.com
Related but fuck Jim Webb again.

Gibbering spineless shoggothy mass of malodorous plankton.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:22:25am

re: #312 makeitstop

Trump thinks he’s good at this politics shit. But he’s playing in the minor leagues right now.

If he gets the nomination, he’ll be campaigning against a couple who has won on every level in American politics, know all about how campaigns work, and are not the least bit averse to getting into the mud with their opponents while smiling sweetly the entire time.

And then you get to add Obama’s voice to the mix. A man who can, with grace and style, gut his opponents like a brook trout.

I hope he wins the nomination. Because it will be so gratifying to watch his nervous breakdown when it inevitably happens. No way he’s gonna be able to stand toe to toe with Hillary, Bill and Obama. He’s not that good.

I happen to believe much of what you wrote. I think some of my comments are very similar.

And when the bully Trump gets real nasty with Hillary he really is going to have to think about how he will look attacking a woman.

As I said the other day…all conservatives have mothers, wives, female friends and there will be some kickback. I still believe it is women that are going to figure in the most in this election.

I also think Trump doesn’t realize how very easy it is to set him off. He loves to blow hard about “when Hillary called me a sexist, I reminded her of her husband and I haven’t heard a peep out of Clinton since.” Little did he realize she got more out of that than he did, and she and Bill didn’t need to say anything more.

All the Clintons need to do is push a button, with a smile, stand back and watch that big ol’ rocket lift off and go out of control. Hell, even a smile after he starts to lose it will be that little extra retro rocket that pushes him where she wants him to go.

He really is his own worst enemy, but is too damn arrogant to realize not all people think TRUMP is all that great.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:23:04am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Yooge loser==>

Shut up Kenny

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:23:28am

re: #334 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes, and I just gave the correct answer to give when they do. You’re not descended from your cousins. You and they both descended from your grandparents.

The other answer is a question of niches - there are still monkeys because there are still niches monkeys fill.

I’m going to present it that way if evolution ever comes up. Evolution as well as social ancestry is about shared ancestors. It’s just evolutionary shared ancestors are much older.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:24:04am

re: #336 Nyet

Gibbering spineless shoggothy mass of malodorous plankton.

You’re too kind. Sigh and that was my first vote for a U.S Senator. Not my first vote ever mind you but up there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:24:38am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

I’m going to present it that way if evolution ever comes up. Evolution as well as social ancestry is about shared ancestors. It’s just evolutionary shared ancestors are much olderLIES FROM THE PIT OF HELL!!!.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:25:38am

re: #334 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes, and I just gave the correct answer to give when they do. You’re not descended from your cousins. You and they both descended from your grandparents.

The other answer is a question of niches - there are still monkeys because there are still niches monkeys fill.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with colloquial descriptions of our common ancestors as monkeys or apes - objecting to that is too much hair-splitting. But otherwise the argument works.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:25:47am

I have found a new weight-loss system.

I skipped breakfast this morning after I saw the TED CRUZ EATS A BOOGER clip.

It’s lunchtime now and I’m still not hungry.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:26:20am

re: #335 Jay C

You make it sound like that if the GOP candidate wins on the basis of that sort of campaign then America got the leadership it deserved. (For having a majority of voters being emotionally-driven idiots, or too lazy/disinterested to vote.)

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:28:44am

re: #333 HappyWarrior

Going out for the day, but he has been known for being a pompous prick for a while.

Wasn’t there some issue when he became Secretary of the Navy?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:29:36am

re: #306 KGxvi

A lot of states have “sore loser” laws that prevent someone from running third party if they stood in the primary (though I don’t know if those laws also apply to the presidential race). Gary Johnson is running for the Libertarian nomination and will probably have it - let’s be honest, there isn’t a republican candidate that could convince Libertarian delegates that he’s really on their side. The constitution party, though… Maybe

If they get 5% of the vote they qualify for federal matching funds the next time around, so it would be worth it to them. Except, of course, they probably think federal matching funds violate the Constitution!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:30:24am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:30:26am

re: #345 Ziggy_TARDIS

Going out for the day, but he has been known for being a pompous prick for a while.

Wasn’t there some issue when he became Secretary of the Navy?

There’s being a pompous prick and there’s this. Yeah though, there are stories about his time as Secretary of the Navy. I think AED linked to some of them a while back.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:30:38am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Yooge loser==>

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It is Obama’s fault. He has driven the GOP into a near terminal state of ODS by successfully presidentin’ while black.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:31:47am

re: #339 HappyWarrior

I’m going to present it that way if evolution ever comes up. Evolution as well as social ancestry is about shared ancestors. It’s just evolutionary shared ancestors are much older.

IMO, the first thing you so is get them to agree to the concept of Natural Selection. It’s so simple and elegant that no Creationist I’ve ever met can deny it. Then when they hit you with ‘why are there still monkeys?’ you respond with the grandparents/cousins, and point out that there are still monkeys because there’s still advantage to being a monkey to exploit certain food sources.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:32:21am

It’s pretty pathetic that Republican office holders can’t look in the fucking mirror when analyzing the rise of Trump but then again actual personal responsibility has never been a strong suit of the Republican Party. Projecting it onto others, yes, but actual practicing this? Nah.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:32:22am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:33:12am

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

IMO, the first thing you so is get them to agree to the concept of Natural Selection. It’s so simple and elegant that no Creationist I’ve ever met can deny it. Then when they hit you with ‘why are there still monkeys?’ you respond with the grandparents/cousins, and point out that there are still monkeys because there’s still advantage to being a monkey to exploit certain food sources.

Right.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:35:38am

re: #319 lawhawk

I don’t get the craziness over OEM versus after market. In some cases, like alternators and starters, the after markets can be better than the originals (or the OEM no longer makes the part at all). Or if the car is newish, you need the OEM to maintain warranties or it’s required if you’re rebuilding after an accident/damage.

Doubt that anyone wants the OEM Takata airbags since pretty much every car that has one has been up for a recall at some point.

Guess some people are purists.

It was worse than that. We were giving them OEM and if they were not in manufacturer labeled box such as “Genuine VW Part” they still had a fit. Same damn part. Same number, same specs, same everything…no way they’d put that shit on their car!

A good story that really points out some car nut nuttiness. Early 2.0 liter VWs that were turbocharged had a propensity to create some sludge out of the oil (especially lower grade oils) and it would want to form and lay in the bottom of the head and start to block off some of the lubrication holes for the oil to work it’s way back down to the crankcase.

An easy fix was an oversized Bosch oil filter that was the same connection threading, but the body was almost double the size in volume with a larger circumference in the filter case. Same height and all so there was no problems of it hanging too low and it all fit in nicely, easy to change, etc. The larger volume allowed the sludge to lay in the filter. Of course they cost a couple bucks more.

Some guys would bitch that we sent them that filter…it was not the filter in their damn car…what the ‘f’ are you guys doing. We kept the bigger filters in stock because they were better at preventing the sludge problem.

So we bought some of the original spec filters for the cranks that bitched. The sales guys and I would always wonder how long that dude was going to run that car like that before he ran into some major engine problems. It was only a matter of time.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:35:49am

re: #337 ObserverArt

I happen to believe much of what you wrote. I think some of my comments are very similar.

And when the bully Trump gets real nasty with Hillary he really is going to have to think about how he will look attacking a woman.

As I said the other day…all conservatives have mothers, wives, female friends and there will be some kickback. I still believe it is women that are going to figure in the most in this election.

Excellent point. He can stand on stage now and call Rubio ‘Little Marco’ all day long with zero repercussions. He can insult Megyn Kelly and take relatively little heat for it right now.

But the Clintons at this point are watching his schtick and figuring out responses that will get under his skin. Cruz and Rubio (not to mention all who have crashed and burned) had no clue as to how to do that. The Clintons have been doing it for 30 years.

I also think Trump doesn’t realize how very easy it is to set him off. He loves to blow hard about “when Hillary called me a sexist, I reminded her of her husband and I haven’t heard a peep out of Clinton since.” Little did he realize she got more out of that than he did, and she and Bill didn’t need to say anything more.

All the Clintons need to do is push a button, with a smile, stand back and watch that big ol’ rocket lift off and go out of control. Hell, even a smile after he starts to lose it will be that little extra retro rocket that pushes him where she wants him to go.

Exactly. Look at the ‘short-fingered vulgarian’ story. He’s been obsessing over that insult for years. Literally. For years he’s been trying to hit that sweet burn so he can finally say he topped that writer.

All Bill and Hil need to do is come up with one or two points that hit a nerve, and then throw them at him every day. Get Reid to join in. Obama has already said he’ll happily smack Trump around on the campaign trail.

See, Cruz and Rubio nearly unlocked how to set Trump off, but they started about 10 debates too late. The Clintons have taken note, and they know that to get inside Trump’s head, you have to tick him off once and then keep hitting that nerve.

Trump has been sparring with amateurs to this point. The Clintons have made a career of eviscerating political foes. The meltdown, when it comes, will be glorious.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:35:56am

re: #352 lawhawk

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I wonder if Floridians have turned on Marco since he’s been such an absentee senator and clearly has contempt for his own job.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:38:48am

Trump cannot be underestimated but I think he’s in for a rude awakening if he ever has to meet Clinton at a debate. One will seem presidential and the other will be exposed as the buffoon he really is to the American people.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:39:07am

re: #355 makeitstop

Excellent point. He can stand on stage now and call Rubio ‘Little Marco’ all day long with zero repercussions. He can insult Megyn Kelly and take relatively little heat for it right now.

But the Clintons at this point are watching his schtick and figuring out responses that will get under his skin. Cruz and Rubio (not to mention all who have crashed and burned) had no clue as to how to do that. The Clintons have been doing it for 30 years.

Exactly. Look at the ‘short-fingered vulgarian’ story. He’s been obsessing over that insult for years. Literally. For years he’s been trying to hit that sweet burn so he can finally say he topped that writer.

All Bill and Hil need to do is come up with one or two points that hit a nerve, and then throw them at him every day. Get Reid to join in. Obama has already said he’ll happily smack Trump around on the campaign trail.

See, Cruz and Rubio nearly unlocked how to set Trump off, but they started about 10 debates too late. The Clintons have taken note, and they know that to get inside Trump’s head, you have to tick him off once and then keep hitting that nerve.

Trump has been sparring with amateurs to this point. The Clintons have made a career of eviscerating political foes. The meltdown, when it comes, will be glorious.

Plus, he’s looking extremely unhealthy at each subsequent event. He doesn’t have the stamina for this.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:43:39am

re: #355 makeitstop

Graydon Carter called him a short fingered vulgarian over 25 years ago and Trump STILL sends him notes with pictures of his hands. Trump holds a grudge, no slight, no matter how petty, is forgotten. It won’t take much to get him into full meltdown mode. Bring it ON. The public needs to see all of it. And yes, it may encourage a segment of voters to keep supporting him, but even some of my pet wingnuts here in GA are backing down from their support a little. My hope is that the ones that won’t vote for him or a Democrat will just sit this one out.

vanityfair.com

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MsJ  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:44:39am

re: #241 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’m sure there was some economic advantage to build the cars in Canada.

Healthcare is the biggest economic reason. Canadian companies don’t have to offer any HC benefits. Some offer Above and Beyond coverage but all Canadians get free healthcare. US companies spend upwards of $10k per employee on insurance and untold millions on retiree HC.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:44:48am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

I wonder if Floridians have turned on Marco since he’s been such an absentee senator and clearly has contempt for his own job.

Maybe Marco and Christie can switch jobs and see if a change in venue makes them feel more comfortable and productive.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:46:13am

re: #357 HappyWarrior

Trump cannot be underestimated but I think he’s in for a rude awakening if he ever has to meet Clinton at a debate. One will seem presidential and the other will be exposed as the buffoon he really is to the American people.

One side will talk policy and supply details while the other side will vent spleen and bombast wrapped in a few platitudes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:48:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:48:57am

“Witchita”…

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:49:02am

And CPAC is busy once again trying to claim that if only we listened to them, none of this would have happened (other than the racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and Islamophobia).

2016 sponsors are the usual suspects.

For instance, Gaffney’s there once again as a sponsor through Center for Security Policy.

Here’s the list of speakers:

cpac.conservative.org

Among them, my bugnuts extremist congressman, Scott Garrett. And Stacey Dash.

And the indicted David Daleiden gets to rub shoulders with convicted felon Dinesh D’Souza and the criminal James O’Keefe.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:49:13am

re: #358 Stanley Sea

Plus, he’s looking extremely unhealthy at each subsequent event. He doesn’t have the stamina for this.

While Bill and Hillary and Obama live for it. They’re career politicians because they want to be. Like old athletes or touring musicians that have been on the road forever, they know about pacing while still keeping up a schedule.

Trump looks tired, and the real campaign hasn’t started yet.

Like I said to a friend on FB - once he starts campaigning against the real competition, he’s going to realize that he should have stayed out of politics. Unless the media does the Mother of all prop-up jobs, it’ll become obvious how far over his head he is in record time.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:49:27am

re: #343 The Vicious Babushka

I have found a new weight-loss system.

I skipped breakfast this morning after I saw the TED CRUZ EATS A BOOGER clip.

It’s lunchtime now and I’m still not hungry.

Cruz your way to a slimmer body!

Guaranteed results…but we caution that you not watch too much Cruz as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. We suggest less than 10 minutes at a time with careful monitoring of your weight. You can always increase your consumption of Cruz if you can handle it, but why would anyone want to?!

368
Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:50:12am

publicpolicypolling.com

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:54:08am

re: #358 Stanley Sea

Plus, he’s looking extremely unhealthy at each subsequent event. He doesn’t have the stamina for this.

I noticed that even more last night. He looked pale and his skin was all bumpy. I’ve never seen that before. He was also sweating after the event when they were interviewing him.

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Skip Intro  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:56:22am

I think this is the first year CPAC has had carnival rides.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 8:58:10am

This is just disgusting.

Gustogirl

Mar 03 * 07:31:55 AM
You leave me berning. There has been much discussion about whether or not to support Hillary should she win the nomination.

Your attitude is totally turning me off.

I’m still on the fence. I’m considering voting for Trump. I haven’t decided, but I am making arguments within myself as to which is the greater evil.

I have a purity streak. It has to do with my own moral center, not some unicorn crap. I’m seriously struggling with this while doing all I can to help Bernie win or ride through all the way to the convention.

Bernie’s going to have to talk long and hard to convince me to vote for Hillary if he loses the nomination. I’ll be remembering your comments.

Recommended 26 times

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:00:10am

re: #371 Nyet

This is just disgusting.

Where is that? DailyKos?

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A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:00:41am

re: #369 ObserverArt

(the following is only my opinion based on observations, YMMV)

Herr Drumpf has never had to actually WORK in his life. He’s the CEO of a corporation that other people, whom he hired, built. He lends his name and presence (ack) to the company, but I assure you he doesn’t do much of anything beyond bark orders, sign papers, make phone calls and take meetings with people who he thinks he can work to his advantage. No exertion required. His success is more than likely based on the work of others. He may have some talent, but it’s probably more related to picking people who DO know what they are doing rather than his own business wizardry.

Running for President is demanding, you aren’t calling all the shots and it’s a huge demand of your time and energy. I’m sure that also pisses him off. I hope it does wear his ass out, if he thinks this is rough, being President isn’t a walk in the park either.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:01:13am

Baby Whiplash is a floor cleaner AND a dessert topping!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:01:39am

good freaking grief…

how on earth is this “breaking news”?

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Great White Snark  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:01:40am

re: #358 Stanley Sea

Plus, he’s looking extremely unhealthy at each subsequent event. He doesn’t have the stamina for this.

He looks tired don’t you think?
//

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:01:52am

re: #372 The Vicious Babushka

Where is that? DailyKos?

Yes. Mind you, there are lots of reasonable folks there too.

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iossarian  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:02:06am

My personal gut feeling is that the number of Bernie supporters who would actually turn out to vote in the general election and who would wind up voting for Trump rather than Hillary is very small.

I think there are slightly more people who would turn out for Bernie and who won’t turn out at all in the event of Clinton/Trump, but I think even that number is pretty low.

A lot of sound and fury on the internet, but that’s par for the course.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:02:17am

re: #366 makeitstop

While Bill and Hillary and Obama live for it. They’re career politicians because they want to be. Like old athletes or touring musicians that have been on the road forever, they know about pacing while still keeping up a schedule.

Trump looks tired, and the real campaign hasn’t started yet.

Like I said to a friend on FB - once he starts campaigning against the real competition, he’s going to realize that he should have stayed out of politics. Unless the media does the Mother of all prop-up jobs, it’ll become obvious how far over his head he is in record time.

I’m curious whether any of the media companies may realize that portraying the campaign as a cataclysm rather than the usual horse race might prove more profitable. It could gather more eyeballs by being *different* from the usual and allow their talking heads to take a different tack. And (assuming it’s Trump) why would they need to worry about access afterwards since it’s the destruction of his influence and political career that they’re documenting and commenting on?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:02:33am

re: #373 A Mom Anon

(the following is only my opinion based on observations, YMMV)

Herr Drumpf has never had to actually WORK in his life. He’s the CEO of a corporation that other people, whom he hired, built. He lends his name and presence (ack) to the company, but I assure you he doesn’t do much of anything beyond bark orders, sign papers, make phone calls and take meetings with people who he thinks he can work to his advantage. No exertion required. His success is more than likely based on the work of others. He may have some talent, but it’s probably more related to picking people who DO know what they are doing rather than his own business wizardry.

Running for President is demanding, you aren’t calling all the shots and it’s a huge demand of your time and energy. I’m sure that also pisses him off. I hope it does wear his ass out, if he thinks this is rough, being President isn’t a walk in the park either.

His talent is self promotion and playing the media and the rubes. Classic carny skills.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:02:46am

re: #376 Great White Snark

He looks tired don’t you think?
//

LOW ENERGY!

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:02:54am

re: #378 iossarian

I do think most Bernie people will vote for Hillary, too.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:03:59am

re: #372 The Vicious Babushka

Where is that? DailyKos?

My DK reading currently is a quick look at the head articles and then going down to the science thread groups such as The Daily Bucket and BackYardScience.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:05:08am

re: #371 Nyet

This is just disgusting.

Got a link? I’m wondering which diary that is in.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:05:09am
EuroYankee Gustogirl Mar 04 * 12:29:01 AM
I am also considering voting for Trump. I think that in the 2 areas where a President can make the most difference on his or her own, namely Trade and Foreign Policy, Trump is more progressive than Hillary. And the fact that now the evil cabal of neocon asshats that architected and were responsible for the Iraq War are now “declaring war” on Trump for being insufficiently bellicose, and are actually calling for similarly minded warmongers to support Hillary, is more than enough for me.

And Trade? You are an idiot if you do not think that Hillary will green light the TPP as soon as she is in the WH. She enthusiastically backed NAFTA and PNTR with China. She is a pro-corporatist at heart.

Both these areas allow for a POTUS to unilaterally do things that will lead to decades of pain and suffering. Anything else will be blocked by Congress — especially if the Dems retake the Senate as they are expected to do.

And besides, Trump is not as bad as you think.

If half the things people are saying about Trump were really to be believed, then there would be universal outrage and cries of condemnation for Hillary Clinton, that she would legitimise a white supremacist, xenophobic fascist by happily — nay joyfully — attending his wedding!

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:05:39am

re: #384 Belafon

dailykos.com

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:05:56am

re: #374 The Vicious Babushka

We can all agree that Ben is a condescending prig and is bugnuts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:06:05am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
How does this even make sense to wingnuts?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:08:55am

re: #388 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
How does this even make sense to wingnuts?

[Embedded content]

Fuckers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:10:02am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

Fuckers.

I think Zbig misunderstands the marginal tax rate. (to put it kindly)

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:10:12am

That’s where the far far left b(l)ends right into the far far right.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:11:30am

re: #357 HappyWarrior

Trump cannot be underestimated but I think he’s in for a rude awakening if he ever has to meet Clinton at a debate. One will seem presidential and the other will be exposed as the buffoon he really is to the American people.

Only if HRC negotiates a sane venue and moderators. There is no way she should appear in a freakshow like last night.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:12:10am

re: #391 Nyet

That’s where the far far left b(l)ends right into the far far right.

Trade? It makes sense given that trade has never been a true left or right issue. Plenty of liberal believers in free trade and plenty of right wing protectionists.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:12:11am

re: #382 Nyet

I do think most Bernie people will vote for Hillary, too.

Most Hillary people voted for Obama.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:12:34am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:12:56am

re: #394 Stanley Sea

Most Hillary people voted for Obama.

I think most Sanders people will back Clinton too when the reality of a President Trump or Cruz or even Rubio/Kasich is starring ta them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:13:57am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

Very disappointed Donald Trump has decided at the last minute to drop out of CPAC — his choice sends a clear message to conservatives.

There is nothing clear about modern conservatism except that they are clearly insane…

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:14:09am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

I think most Sanders people will back Clinton too when the reality of a President Trump or Cruz or even Rubio/Kasich is starring ta them.

So do I, but the chasm lies between “most” and “enough”.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:14:44am

re: #398 Decatur Deb

So do I, but the chasm lies between “most” and “enough”.

That’s true. This is going to be closer than it should be but then again you could say the same about Romney versus Obama.

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taserian  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:15:05am

Has anyone congratulated Andrew Breitbart on his 4-years-sober anniversary?

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:15:15am

If those had been today’s comments, I would have responded with a link to the top of the rec list, a diary from Meteor Blades: If you’re thinking of voting for Trump because you can’t stand Clinton you aren’t thinking very hard. The diarist notes that he’s a Bernie supporter, but that a lot of Sanders positions aren’t left enough for him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:15:51am

re: #400 taserian

Has anyone congratulated Andrew Breitbart on his 4-years-sober anniversary?

Left a message with Generalissimo Franco.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:16:12am

re: #401 Belafon

Linked to it above.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:17:56am

re: #388 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
How does this even make sense to wingnuts?

[Embedded content]

Sales tax is 90%?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:19:40am

re: #402 Decatur Deb

Left a message with Generalissimo Franco.

How’s he doing these days aside from being dead?

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weave  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:20:42am

Leon Wolf of Redstate just now:

Donald Trump is a menace to Democracy and must not be allowed near the White House, at any cost.

Oh how the tune will change when Trump gets nominated.

Source: redstate.com

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:20:55am

re: #405 HappyWarrior

How’s he doing these days aside from being dead?

Undergoing water procedures in hotter climes.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:21:36am

re: #406 weave

Leon Wolf of Redstate just now:

Oh how the tune will change when Trump gets nominated.

Source: redstate.com

Wolf will probably stay true to his word, judging by his past history.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:23:23am

re: #407 Nyet

Undergoing water procedures in hotter climes.

Nice.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:24:01am

re: #408 Nyet

Wolf will probably stay true to his word, judging by his past history.

Leon probably is one of the more saner people at that place. DIdn’t he call out a lot of hte police misconduct too?

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:24:24am

re: #391 Nyet

That’s where the far far left b(l)ends right into the far far right.

The idea of switching from Bernie to Trump seems insane.

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:24:56am

This just in from Fox email.

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withak  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:25:09am

Ugh, the “Bernie is a demoratic socialist, but so were the Nazis!” meme has resurfaced on FB.

I have attempted to correct the record, and have received no response yet…

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Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:25:15am

re: #411 jaunte

The idea of switching from Bernie to Trump seems insane.

Novelty above all things.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:25:23am

re: #410 HappyWarrior

Leon probably is one of the more saner people at that place. DIdn’t he call out a lot of hte police misconduct too?

He seems to have an anti-authoritarian streak. I would be very surprised if he voted for Trump. I don’t believe he will.

Erickson on the other hand… he’s nevertrump now, but last summer he was all gleeful about the establishment freaking out (like he does now), so who knows.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:25:48am

re: #415 Nyet

He seems to have an anti-authoritarian streak. I would be very surprised if he voted for Trump. I don’t believe he will.

Erickson on the other hand… he’s nevertrump now, but last summer he was all gleeful about the establishment freaking out (like he does now), so who knows.

Right.

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jaunte  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:25:57am

re: #414 Decatur Deb

“I’m so tired of being a vegan. Maybe I’ll eat light bulbs!”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:26:19am

re: #411 jaunte

The idea of switching from Bernie to Trump seems insane.

It does, yes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:27:01am

re: #413 withak

Ugh, the “Bernie is a demoratic socialist, but so were the Nazis!” meme has resurfaced on FB.

I have attempted to correct the record, and have received no response yet…

The actual Niemoller quote begins “First they came for the Socialists…”

Funny though all the memes leave that off.

420
lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:27:32am

re: #415 Nyet

A lot of these right wingers who have been Anyone But Hillary™ for a generation now, are not going to suddenly turn around and not vote for the candidate running against her in the general election.

The Hillary hate machine has been running to long and hot for that to happen.

Democrats can’t assume that will happen either.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:28:10am

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The actual Niemoller quote begins “First they came for the Socialists…”

Funny though all the memes leave that off.

Then the trade unionists who are hardly popular in right wing circles.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:29:03am

re: #420 lawhawk

A huge part will vote for Trump.

I don’t think Wolf, Rubin, Kristol and a few others will. They probably won’t make a difference. But we’ll see.

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Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:29:59am

re: #413 withak

Ugh, the “Bernie is a demoratic socialist, but so were the Nazis!” meme has resurfaced on FB.

I have attempted to correct the record, and have received no response yet…

I want to ask these people if they think China is full of Republicans.

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withak  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:30:50am

re: #423 Belafon

I want to ask these people if they think China is full of Republicans.

I was going to use North Korea as an example in my retort, but decided to hold off until challenged with the “But it’s in the name!” argument.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:31:56am

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

Acc. to this martin-niemoeller-stiftung.de the original version started with Communists followed by Social democrats and trade unionists. Jews are not mentioned.

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withak  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:32:06am

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The actual Niemoller quote begins “First they came for the Socialists…”

Funny though all the memes leave that off.

Thanks for the link; I had forgotten that part of the quote.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:32:52am

re: #423 Belafon

I want to ask these people if they think China is full of Republicans.

The Irish Republican Army is clearly a bunch of socially conservative Irishmen who listen to Rush Limbaugh.* Seriously the focusing of names is so stupid especially when you’re dealing with a non-English speaking country. All you need to do realize the Nazis weren’t leftist is look at who their opponents were.
*They’re actually Marxist technically

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:33:07am

re: #424 withak

I was going to use North Korea as an example in my retort, but decided to hold off until challenged with the “But it’s in the name!” argument.

“You can tell how bad a place is by the number of lies in its official name.”
-Jon Stewart

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:33:46am

re: #425 Nyet

Acc. to this martin-niemoeller-stiftung.de the original version started with Communists followed by Social democrats and trade unionists. Jews are not mentioned.

However there is some controversy about whether the claim is correct.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:34:09am

re: #428 Not a Sparkly Vampire

“You can tell how bad a place is by the number of lies in its official name.”
-Jon Stewart

Well I’m never going to the Democratic Happy Beach Place of Beautiful Women and Good Beer and Tasty Food.

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EPR-radar  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:34:24am

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The actual Niemoller quote begins “First they came for the Socialists…”

Funny though all the memes leave that off.

It’s even better. The earliest versions of this start with “First they came for the communists”.en.wikipedia.org

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:35:50am

re: #405 HappyWarrior

How’s he doing these days aside from being dead?

Like Reagan and Strom Thurmond, he enjoys a kind of zombie celebrity status at Free Republic. They would be horrified to find out how many Republicans he killed.

433
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:35:50am
434
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:35:52am

re: #419 The Vicious Babushka

The actual Niemoller quote begins “First they came for the Socialists…”

Funny though all the memes leave that off.

Hurr hurr shutup libtard Nazis were = National Soshulists!!!!111

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:35:53am

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:36:38am

I think what many Americans don’t understand is left and right politics are a little different in Europe. Until the birth of fascism, the European right were pretty much monarchists. Fascism i’d argue is right wing but it’s different than what was right wing from the French Revolution until the Treaty of Versailes.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:37:03am

re: #433 The Vicious Babushka

So he’s not going to CPAC?

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:37:31am

re: #435 Nyet

Recent internet searches indicate that the version excluding Communists at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum—which I will show is definitely historically incorrect, and indeed distorts both Niemöller’s politics and original meaning—is becoming the most prevalent in English, and should
be modified.7

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:38:16am

re: #435 Nyet

So it would appear there is no DEFINITIVE version of this quote and it has been revised frequently.

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darthstar  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:38:26am

Cool. Bundy Ranch sniper got arrested. I hope that fucker hates prison.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:38:31am

re: #437 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So he’s not going to CPAC?

Don’t worry, there’s enough liars, convicted felons, and soon to be convicted felons to go around at CPAC this year.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:41:23am

Also, the more historically correct version, considering Niemöller’s biography, would actually be, “… they came for […] but I did not speak out because I was a Nazi-voting Hitler-supporter”.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:41:46am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

So it would appear there is no DEFINITIVE version of this quote and it has been revised frequently.

Yep. But any version omitting Commies is seemingly inaccurate.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:42:39am

re: #442 Nyet

Also, the more historically correct version, considering Niemöller’s biography, would actually be, “… they came for […] but I did not speak out because I was a Nazi-voting Hitler-supporter”.

I’m ignoring that quote from now on.

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Tigger2  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:42:41am

HaHa

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:43:22am

re: #442 Nyet

Also, the more historically correct version, considering Niemöller’s biography, would actually be, “… they came for […] but I did not speak out because I was a Nazi-voting Hitler-supporter”.

Not as dramatic. It’s poetry but yeah I think a lot of people who have read that poem would be shocked to know that Martin Niemöller was a Nazi supporter.

447
Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:43:26am

My surprise, etc. —

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:43:42am

re: #441 lawhawk

Don’t worry, there’s enough liars, convicted felons, and soon to be convicted felons to go around at CPAC this year.

It is kind of odd for CPAC to have their conference now with campaigns going on, although the also-rans can go and speak to the usual ideologues.

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withak  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:44:39am

re: #448 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

It is kind of odd for CPAC to have their conference now with campaigns going on, although the also-rans can go and speak to the usual ideologues.

I hear Ben Carson is bringing his famous fruit salad. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:44:42am

re: #447 Lidane

My surprise, etc. —

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Ah that outreach effort is going well I see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:47:31am

First they came for the ranchers who refused to pay their grazing fees, but I did nothing because I believe in paying a fair price for the resources I use.

Then they came for the armed militias who occupied federal property, but I do not believe in making armed threats or occupying public property, so I did nothing.

Then they came for people who firebomb abortion clinics and threaten people who work there, I did nothing, because I believe that women should have the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

And when they came to me to serve on jury duty to put those people on trial, I went, because I believe in fulfilling my civic duty…

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EPR-radar  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:50:54am

re: #446 HappyWarrior

Not as dramatic. It’s poetry but yeah I think a lot of people who have read that poem would be shocked to know that Martin Niemöller was a Nazi supporter.

Niemoller was imprisoned by the Nazis from 1937-1945 for opposing the regime. Prior to that, he had been a supporter of the Nazis.

In my view, these facts do not detract from the truths expressed in “First they came…” After all, Niemoller is describing and confessing his own apathy to others’ persecution.

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MsJ  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:51:30am

re: #249 Nyet

Now I get what several lizards meant when they said he’s really a Republican.

On the same topic, dkos’ Meteor Blades chimes in:

I haven’t written anything at DKos for years, but I had to respond to that diary and add my thoughts. Please read and share if you’re so inclined.

dailykos.com

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:52:07am

re: #452 EPR-radar

Niemoller was imprisoned by the Nazis from 1937-1945 for opposing the regime. Prior to that, he had been a supporter of the Nazis.

In my view, these facts do not detract from the truths expressed in “First they came…” After all, Niemoller is describing and confessing his own apathy to others’ persecution.

True that.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:54:47am

re: #437 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So he’s not going to CPAC?

He’s too tired. Low energy! SAD!

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:55:18am

re: #391 Nyet

That’s where the far far left b(l)ends right into the far far right.

The murky pool of slack water known as the convergence of Derp.

Nothing lives there but the bottom feeders come in to feed from time to time.

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wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:55:52am

re: #447 Lidane

My surprise, etc. —

[Inbox from Trump supporter: “Cruz and Rubio were rude, in addition to being Latino…we whites are still in charge, and watch us roar.”]

I am White Man hear me roar!

That’s not how the old song went, is it?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:56:31am
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Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:56:59am
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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:57:31am

re: #459 Kragar

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:57:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:58:16am

re: #445 Tigger2

HaHa

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Not sure that Donald is actually in Kansas, but he didn’t know how to spell Wichita in his tweet earlier this morning, either.

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Witchita”…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:58:44am

re: #461 Lidane

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Yeah he does smell like a dead racist who prays off people’s fears.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:58:53am

re: #392 Decatur Deb

Only if HRC negotiates a sane venue and moderators. There is no way she should appear in a freakshow like last night.

I’m sure she won’t agree to a Fox News moderated debate.

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iossarian  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:58:59am

re: #461 Lidane

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Decaying flesh?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 9:59:59am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

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Yes, it sends the message that he doesn’t need you clowns; Trump has made you irrelevant in the GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:00:05am

re: #464 Big Beautiful Door

I’m sure she won’t agree to a Fox News moderated debate.

I don’t think FOX has moderated any general election debates unless I’m mistaken.

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gwangung  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:00:26am

re: #377 Nyet

Yes. Mind you, there are lots of reasonable folks there too.

See dailykos.com

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:00:27am

re: #461 Lidane

Phyllis Schlafly tells Alex Jones that Donald Trump smells like Ronald Reagan

Moldy? Decomposed?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:00:52am

How the hell is Phyillis Schalfry anti-establishment? She’s been a mainstay in wingnut bullshit for over 50 years now.

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Kilroy01  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:01:25am

re: #463 HappyWarrior

Yeah he does smell like a dead racist who prays off people’s fears.

smell like a dead racist who prays off people’s fears
Is that Trump’s native American name?

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Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:02:19am

The Marines identified the man is Joseph Pryor in a statement posted by ABC Action News. He used a screenshot from the viral video as the cover photo for his Facebook page

“Joseph Pryor demonstrated poor judgment in his use of social media that associates him with a racially charged altercation at a political rally. Hatred toward any group of individuals is not tolerated in the Marine Corps and he is being discharged from our delayed entry program effective yesterday.”

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Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:02:40am

re: #465 iossarian

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:03:32am

re: #411 jaunte

The idea of switching from Bernie to Trump seems insane.

Not entirely. I could see a blue collar white who likes his guns and lost his job when the plant he worked at moved to CHYNA and thinks all establishment politicians are tools of Wall Street but who doesn’t much care about ideology going to either Trump or Bernie.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:03:41am

re: #468 gwangung

See dailykos.com

That was a good peace. Very well written and organized.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:03:58am

re: #471 Kilroy01

smell like a dead racist who prays off people’s fears
Is that Trump’s native American name?

Dunno.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:04:02am

re: #471 Kilroy01

smell like a dead racist who prays off people’s fears
Is that Trump’s native American name?

No, Trump: The Cologne. Available at fine stores everywhere, except Macy’s.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:04:42am

re: #473 Kragar

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WHY IS THE MARINES PC NAZIS!

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:04:48am

re: #468 gwangung

Thanks, saw yesterday thanks to EPR.

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:05:14am
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gwangung  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:05:45am

re: #475 HappyWarrior

That was a good peace. Very well written and organized.

Knew a lot of it, but there was a lot I didn’t. Very informative, even the comments.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:06:09am

re: #420 lawhawk

A lot of these right wingers who have been Anyone But Hillary™ for a generation now, are not going to suddenly turn around and not vote for the candidate running against her in the general election.

The Hillary hate machine has been running to long and hot for that to happen.

Democrats can’t assume that will happen either.

I have no doubt that Hillary will take nothing for granted and will work her butt off for every last vote. That’s why I’m so confident she’s going to beat Trump.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:07:31am
Right, and that why I sometimes muse that, maybe, just maybe, if we can’t nominate a genuine liberal/progressive/social democrat, it might be better to go ahead and have “shock treatment” to wake the dullards up. Because, Democrat or Republican, I’ve been watching the incremental right-ward shift since the beginning of 1970s (greatly accelerated post ray-gun), and if were going to end up there anyway, if someone like Sanders (someone completely mainstream in any of the more civilised countries) is “beyond the pale”, then maybe a frigid blast is what it’ll take to truly wake a few of the folks who think a steady diet of LOTEs is just ducky.
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Timothy Watson  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:07:48am

re: #472 Kragar

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Trump will reinstate him and make him a general.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:07:53am

re: #483 Nyet

“You’re all sheeeeeple!!1”

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:08:52am

re: #346 Big Beautiful Door

If they get 5% of the vote they qualify for federal matching funds the next time around, so it would be worth it to them. Except, of course, they probably think federal matching funds violate the Constitution!

As I understand it, and I’m by no means an expert on this, the Libertarian convention is made up pretty much entirely of unbound delegates. These are hard core true believers we’re talking about. No way they go for a Cruz or Rubio. Not without some major genuflection on social issues.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:10:10am

Didn’t want to insult the governor, I suppose….

*spit*

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:10:42am

re: #472 Kragar

Wut about Free Speech?!?!??!?!?!

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:11:03am

Freepers may be setting a new record for stupid:

VIDEO: Hillary Loves KKK Endorsing Trump, Then BRUTAL Video From Her Past Is Found

In fact, part of Clinton’s unethical lifestyle is reflected in her duplicitous reaction to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s endorsement of Trump, by making incriminating remarks towards the GOP front-runner. The hypocrisy comes from the praises she heaped upon the late Sen. Robert Bryd — a KKK participant and recruiter.

The first words uttered from Clinton’s mouth in this newly discovered video said it all: “Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.”

NOT ONE commenter has pointed out that Byrd left, and repudiated, the Klan more than 60 years before he died and Hillary gave her eulogy. Instead we have morons like this one apparently assuming that the Clintons’ relationship with Byrd is some kind of new revelation:

I am sure this will be on the news 24/7 for the next week.
Hillary praising a Grand Wizard of the KKK.
Right. No bias? Right.

My hypothesis is that these people understand that this kind of partial truth and omission of relevant fact is deceptive but lack the intelligence to see how obvious it is. Instead they are congratulating themselves for their cleverness and wit.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:11:10am

re: #486 KGxvi

As I understand it, and I’m by no means an expert on this, the Libertarian convention is made up pretty much entirely of unbound delegates. These are hard core true believers we’re talking about. No way they go for a Cruz or Rubio. Not without some major genuflection on social issues.

I can’t see any way the LP would embrace either of those guys.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:11:18am

re: #461 Lidane

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Mental image of Schlafly sniffing Trump, ugh.

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wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:12:20am

[…]
Most of the bicyclists were members of Santa Fe Seniors on Bikes from New Mexico, David Gunter, a Santa Fe cyclist, said in an interview Thursday night.

A group of 10 cyclists were southbound on North La Cañada Drive and had stopped for a red light at West Hardy Road, said Inglett.

A pickup truck that belonged to Scott Roofing Co. was also headed south and struck five cyclists at about 12:30 p.m., Inglett said.

All the bicyclists were in the bike lane when they were struck, he said.

[…]

The best a stripe of paint on the pavement can offer you is the illusion of protection. Might be worse than nothing.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:12:28am

re: #489 Shiplord Kirel

Freepers may be setting a new record for stupid:

VIDEO: Hillary Loves KKK Endorsing Trump, Then BRUTAL Video From Her Past Is Found

I love that these idiots consider this news, like Robert Byrd is some kind of secret mysterious bogeyman that nobody has ever heard of before.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:12:39am

re: #489 Shiplord Kirel

Freepers may be setting a new record for stupid:

VIDEO: Hillary Loves KKK Endorsing Trump, Then BRUTAL Video From Her Past Is Found

NOT ONE commenter has pointed out that Byrd left, and repudiated, the Klan more than 60 years before he died and Hillary gave her eulogy. Instead we have morons like this one apparently assuming that the Clintons’ relationship with Byrd is some kind of new revelation:

My hypothesis is that these people understand that this kind of partial truth and omission of relevant fact is deceptive but lack the intelligence to see how obvious it is. Instead they are congratulating themselves for their cleverness and wit.

I think everyone had kind words about Byrd when he died. And yeah it totally ignores that that Byrd left the KKK and denounced it years ago. Duke is still a huge racist. Hugo Black had been in the KKK in the 20’s and ended up voting for BRown in Brown vs the Board of the Education. The issue isn’t that Duke was in the Klan, it’s that he is still a huge racist and loudly backing Trump.

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:12:43am

re: #489 Shiplord Kirel

They’re like children. “Why are you hitting yourself? Stop hitting yourself.”

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Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:13:40am

re: #493 Testy Toad T

I love that these idiots consider this news, like Robert Byrd is some kind of secret mysterious bogeyman that nobody has ever heard of before.

Family Guy - All “Bird is the word” scenes [HD]

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:13:51am

re: #493 Testy Toad T

I love that these idiots consider this news, like Robert Byrd is some kind of secret mysterious bogeyman that nobody has ever heard of before.

They love to use Robert Byrd but they freak out if you mention Strom Thurmond who did a lot more political water carrying for the cause of white supremacy than Byrd ever did and then there’s Jesse Helms who as recent as 1992 was promising to make a black colleague (Carol Moseley Bruan) cry by whistling Dixie.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:14:27am

re: #489 Shiplord Kirel

In fact, part of Clinton’s unethical lifestyle….

Limit for ‘Stupid’ reached. Can’t read further.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:14:40am

re: #496 Nyet

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Video

Meg, everyone knows the bird is the word.

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Jay C  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:14:55am

re: #433 The Vicious Babushka

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BTW, is it just me, or was there just recently a “CPAC” someplace?
I thought these things were a yearly event, but it seems like there is another one popping up every few months? Is it a franchise?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:14:58am

re: #492 wrenchwench

Horrible.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:15:23am

re: #500 Jay C

BTW, is it just me, or was there just recently a “CPAC” someplace?
I thought these things were a yearly event, but it seems like there is another one popping up every few months? Is it a franchise?

More like a hemorrhoid.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:15:45am

re: #500 Jay C

BTW, is it just me, or was there just recently a “CPAC” someplace?
I thought these things were a yearly event, but it seems like there is another one popping up every few months? Is it a franchise?

There’s one every couple of months, just different titles, like Values Voters Summit, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:15:58am

re: #500 Jay C

BTW, is it just me, or was there just recently a “CPAC” someplace?
I thought these things were a yearly event, but it seems like there is another one popping up every few months? Is it a franchise?

Nah, it’s always around this time of year. There’s a lot of events like this where wingnuts sit around and tell each other how great they are and how hard it is being a poor conservative in Obama’s America.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:16:04am

re: #435 Nyet

Does it really matter who/if/when/where/why/how whoever said it said it? It’s just a way to present an argument by authority to OMG SLIPPERY SLOPE!!

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blueraven  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:16:06am
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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:16:08am

re: #492 wrenchwench

Sharrows and paint striping are better than nothing, but dedicated separated bike lanes are best. Cities/localities put such a low priority on it though that few manage to find the funds to make separated lanes a possibility.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:17:39am

re: #489 Shiplord Kirel

I had a facebook/blogging friend post something the other day about how the Klan is really a Democrat Organization. I thought about pointing out that southern conservatives were Democrats when the Klan was formed because they had just gotten their asses kicked by a Republican president named Lincoln, and that they stayed Democrats for another hundred years because they held that much of a grudge against Lincoln. And then, in the 1960s, when liberal Democrats started passing things like the Voting Rights Act, and the Civil Rights Act, those southern conservatives moved to the Republican party. Guys like Strom Thurman, Jesse Helms… But I realized it wasn’t worth it.

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:17:41am
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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:18:04am

re: #458 Stanley Sea

christianmorgan ‎@cmorganMO

who could have predicted that the only think to kick trump off the 24-hour news cycle is the OJ case.

12:53 PM - 4 Mar 2016

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing? I see it very often. Is it an unconscious use and just happens or is it related to the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which many times is used both ways and may spill over into confusion of using both words interchangeably?

By the way…here is a fun link to a discussion of the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which is fun in its own way. I’ve always used ‘thing’ and not ‘think’ but never realized there has been discussion of both being correct. The link goes to a post (#289) by someone that put a lot of time into the whole question.

forum.wordreference.com - You’ve got another ‘thing’ / ‘think’ coming?

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wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:19:59am

re: #501 Stanley Sea

Horrible.

I heard about it yesterday, but nobody was saying which group it was, because family members need to be notified. Lots of big groups go through the area every year about this time, including Adventure Cycling and Woman Tours.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:20:06am

re: #509 Lidane

Donald Trump Argues with Imaginary Little Marco Rubio About Size of His ‘Hands’

Dude just cannot let it go.

If Hillary can figure out how to tease him about his package without being too explicit about it, he’ll be flipping the podium over and screaming.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:20:25am

re: #510 ObserverArt

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing?

People are stupid.

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:22:37am

re: #510 ObserverArt

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing? I see it very often. Is it an unconscious use and just happens or is it related to the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which many times is used both ways and may spill over into confusion of using both words interchangeably?

I think it’s an inadvertent typo that people’s minds fill in the blank, or see what’s supposed to be there.

I had a boss would would, without fail, type the word ‘you’ in place of ‘your,’ and after about a year I pointed it out to him. Not only did he never notice it, but two co-workers also said ‘You know, I never noticed that.’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:23:42am
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EPR-radar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:24:06am

re: #508 KGxvi

I had a facebook/blogging friend post something the other day about how the Klan is really a Democrat Organization. I thought about pointing out that southern conservatives were Democrats when the Klan was formed because they had just gotten their asses kicked by a Republican president named Lincoln, and that they stayed Democrats for another hundred years because they held that much of a grudge against Lincoln. And then, in the 1960s, when liberal Democrats started passing things like the Voting Rights Act, and the Civil Rights Act, those southern conservatives moved to the Republican party. Guys like Strom Thurman, Jesse Helms… But I realized it wasn’t worth it.

This would be a one-time exercise in writing a form paragraph to kill this wingnut talking point. Might be worth doing, especially if others can see the back and forth.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:24:27am

Ya know I would would love to see Hilary Clinton’s face when she watches these debates.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:24:46am

re: #483 Nyet

The fucking reason this happened (I grew up in an Amway house, raised by wingnut evangelicals, I saw this stuff as a kid. Hell, we had meetings in my house to discuss this very damned thing) is because liberals didn’t take these assholes seriously. There was no push back at all. Meanwhile, conservatives began efforts to take over everything with political power at the local and state levels all over the country. From school boards to city councils to mayors and state level representatives. Hell, they even worked on getting themselves into Home Owner Associations and every business or trade association they could get into and run. They organized and raised a shit ton of money while they played on the fears of the middle class. And it worked.

And now we see what close to 40 plus years of this shit has done to the country. Letting them have it all is not going to fix a fucking thing. Jesus. It’s bad enough they managed to sell the idea that those who hate the government can run it best, how is letting them burn the rest of it down at all helpful? I get SO SICK of this backwardass spiteful argument. It’s stupid.

I had a chance a few years ago to ask a question of George Soros at an online Q&A event. My question was why were there no liberal media owners like Rupert Murdoch and others like him with super conservative views, and would he be willing to help raise the funds and help organize other wealthy liberals to create something as successful as FOX, to counter the bullshit. His answer? 1) No one would watch it and it was a bad investment and 2) The fight was lost already. I left after that. This lack of fight and the attitude of it won’t ever get that bad is why we’ve lost so much ground. I have never understood this at all, ever. These people have now had 4 decades to grow and expand and take over nearly all media, they’ve gutted investigative journalism and effectively brainwashed half the country. I’m not sure how we can recover from that, but it sure as hell won’t happen without investment and lots, I MEAN LOTS of organization and money from the top down and the bottom up.

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KGxvi  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:25:58am

re: #510 ObserverArt

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing? I see it very often. Is it an unconscious use and just happens or is it related to the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which many times is used both ways and may spill over into confusion of using both words interchangeably?

By the way…here is a fun link to a discussion of the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which is fun in its own way. I’ve always used ‘thing’ and not ‘think’ but never realized there has been discussion of both being correct. The link goes to a post (#289) by someone that put a lot of time into the whole question.

forum.wordreference.com - You’ve got another ‘thing’ / ‘think’ coming?

My guess is that it’s mostly due to autocorrect.

That said, I have this thing when I’m writing by hand where I will mix up “b” “d” “p” or mix up “q” or “g”. I’ve even occasionally had it happen when typing, though that is much more rare.

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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:00am

re: #517 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:04am

re: #512 makeitstop

Dude just cannot let it go.

If Hillary can figure out how to tease him about his package without being too explicit about it, he’ll be flipping the podium over and screaming.

They don’t even have to try that hard. Just find a way to work the phrases “small hands” or “smaller hands” into every ad campaign. All they’d have to do is say something like, “We cannot allow [X issue] to fall into smaller, less experienced hands” or some variation of that. It’ll drive Drumpf nuts.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:12am

Apparently the Clinton/Byrd connection is a big derp-meme in the nut-o-sphere just now; so much so that snopes.com has addressed it:

Photo shows Hillary Clinton with Klan member?

They pronounce it “true,” which it obviously is. Byrd was a senior US Senator long before, during, and long after Bill’s presidency. Of course the Clintons knew him and worked with him.

The really alarming, and disgusting, thing is that GOP propagandists can get away with treating this as a new revelation, as well as with completely ignoring the chronology.

These people are not just liars, they are stupid liars.

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:49am

re: #517 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Ya know I would would love to see Hilary Clinton’s face when she watches these debates.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:56am
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lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:26:59am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:27:05am
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:28:04am

re: #518 A Mom Anon

Liberals don’t need a news network to stoke their fears. Liberals lead worthwhile lives. Heavy liberal networks have been tried and failed repeatedly.
What liberals really need is somebody to kick their asses on election day and vote.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:28:13am

re: #483 Nyet

If they have been watching since the 70s they should have been able to see and figure out a lot of the 70s and 80s Democrats got absolutely pounded in many an election.

What good, even if incremental, can be done if you don’t get the office?

Arrrgh! It can be so frustrating to explain that to a True Believer.™ I have that issue with a friend. He wants purity and says we should all strive for reaching for the stars. Nice. You go ahead and do that…but how and where? And while you are looking for the pure don’t overlook the fact that you have less and less of it and less and less chance to get it.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:28:41am

re: #510 ObserverArt

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing? I see it very often. Is it an unconscious use and just happens or is it related to the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which many times is used both ways and may spill over into confusion of using both words interchangeably?

By the way…here is a fun link to a discussion of the phrase “you’ve got another thing/think coming” which is fun in its own way. I’ve always used ‘thing’ and not ‘think’ but never realized there has been discussion of both being correct. The link goes to a post (#289) by someone that put a lot of time into the whole question.

forum.wordreference.com - You’ve got another ‘thing’ / ‘think’ coming?

I think it’s a typo

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Lidane  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:29:39am
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Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:30:05am
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wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:30:55am

re: #507 lawhawk

Sharrows and paint striping are better than nothing, but dedicated separated bike lanes are best. Cities/localities put such a low priority on it though that few manage to find the funds to make separated lanes a possibility.

Science says Sharrows are not. (At least, one study from Chicago says that.) Bike lanes, the paint stripe kind or the separated kind, often increase problems at intersections. The illusion of protection is what makes them draw out new cyclists. It’s dishonest, IMHO. Some cyclists promote cycling to new riders because it is statistically safer when there are more about. And the casualties are the newbies.

I lose friends in the bike industry because my philosophy has always been to serve cyclists, not to recruit new ones. The industry is shrinking, and I guess it’s my fault.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:31:10am

Word is they expect to find a knife that may possibly be linked to the 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson/Ronald Goldman murders…

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makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:31:11am

re: #521 Lidane

They don’t even have to try that hard. Just find a way to work the phrases “small hands” or “smaller hands” into every ad campaign. All they’d have to do is say something like, “We cannot allow [X issue] to fall into smaller, less experienced hands” or some variation of that. It’ll drive Drumpf nuts.

I like the way you think, Lidane. :)

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:31:30am

re: #531 Kragar

Conservative elite activists butthurt

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Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:31:33am
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Teukka  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:32:23am

re: #530 Lidane

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Nurse: /n./ The first person you see after saying “hold my beer and watch this.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:32:47am

re: #536 Kragar

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Basically Bobby’s saying after the intelligent Obama, his party’s voters want an abject moron like Trump to lead them.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:33:56am

Did anybody catch the beginning of Rachel Maddow’s show last night? She done chewed up Bobby Jindal real good.

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ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:34:54am

re: #512 makeitstop

Dude just cannot let it go.

If Hillary can figure out how to tease him about his package without being too explicit about it, he’ll be flipping the podium over and screaming.

I’d say, I don’t care about the size of his hands. It is that tiny little brain and his short temperament we should all be worried about.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:35:10am

Image: CcuWPPNW0AASkHq.jpg
Image: CcuWUvpW8AAp5vm.jpg
Image: CcuWaZBWAAAyR5g.jpg (that appears to be a rather small leaf)

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:35:16am

re: #537 Teukka

Nurse: /n./ The first person you see after saying “hold my beer and watch this.”

I tell people if they don’t do X, then one day they’re going to wake up to me telling them “this shouldn’t hurt much.”

543
EPR-radar  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:35:41am

re: #538 HappyWarrior

Basically Bobby’s saying after the intelligent Obama, his party’s voters want an abject moron like Trump to lead them.

This is too funny. IIRC Jindal himself is on record somewhere advising the GOP to not be the “stupid party”.

This apparent contradiction can be removed by assuming, reasonably enough, that ‘stupid’ and ‘losing elections’ are synonyms for Republicans.

544
Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:36:04am

re: #510 ObserverArt

Hmm, thanks for the link. Having now searched through Google books, “think” seems to be the originally correct version (now both are arguably correct).

545
A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:36:16am

re: #527 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

I am not talking about becoming the opposite of FOX. The reason stuff like Current TV and Air America and the like have failed is from shitty management, lousy investment strategies and other poor choices. I could tell stories, lots of them, about the dipshits that ran Air America into the ground, one of them has ties to my part of GA.

We’ve been told for decades that we, the public have a short attention span and we don’t like in depth journalism. The laws were changed requiring TV stations to produce programming to inform and educate the public, laws that protected us from media monopolies were gutted. I find it hard to believe that no one would watch interesting and factual investigative journalism, if done well. It’s the lack of ideas and investment that fucked us out of those things. Now I have no idea what the answer is. Bread and Circuses, Gossip and Screaming and do not get me started on “Reality TV” which is so far removed from reality it might as well be a soap opera.

546
FormerDirtDart  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:38:42am
547
lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:38:55am

re: #532 wrenchwench

SLC just completed the first bike-safe intersection - providing separate signals for bikes from pedestrians and motorists.

We need more of this kind of thing. And more cities enforcing motor vehicle laws against motorists that violate speed limits, encroach on bike lanes, etc. It’s easier for cops to tag pedestrians for jaywalking when no cars are around than it is to chase after a car that blows through stop lights or is speeding.

548
makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:39:24am

re: #540 ObserverArt

I’d say, I don’t care about the size of his hands. It is that tiny little brain and his short temperament we should all be worried about.

But what’s most likely to expose his temperament at this point? The small hands!

He’s tortured by the thought that the world might think he’s got a small dick. And I’d bet in his determination to try and change that perception, he’d be primed for an unforced error. Or a few.

549
makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:40:15am

re: #541 FormerDirtDart

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Image: CcuWPPNW0AASkHq.jpg
Image: CcuWUvpW8AAp5vm.jpg
Image: CcuWaZBWAAAyR5g.jpg (that appears to be a rather small leaf)

Look how they try to make his hair look normal.

550
lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:42:06am

re: #548 makeitstop

It’d be hilarious for the Onion or Funny or Die an entire skit mentioning people like Dick Cheney or Dick Nixon. Each time offering up a pregnant pause and comparing said Dick to Trump.

Problem is that last night’s debate pretty much covered that very ground.

551
HappyWarrior  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:42:41am

re: #546 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

See someone about that please Glenn.

552
makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:43:38am

re: #545 A Mom Anon

I could tell stories, lots of them, about the dipshits that ran Air America into the ground, one of them has ties to my part of GA.

I’ve probably heard many of those same stories, straight from the mouths of a couple of on air personalities.

From the first planning meeting (which I attended), they were pretty much doomed. They could have - should have - done things very differently, and would have been much more viable as a result.

553
b.d.  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:45:43am

Markos (kos) just laid down the law over at DailyKos saying that come March 15 stop with your HRC bashing stuff or GTHO

dailykos.com

March 15, and Daily Kos transition to General Election footing

I expect much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

554
A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:46:06am

re: #550 lawhawk

Drumpf is so thin skinned it wouldn’t take much to make him totally lose his shit. The dick thing is just the start. Poke fun at his hair, his physical mannerisms, his lack of intelligence, his business failures. I’m sure someone with good writing and advertising skills could do this subtly with enough of a punch to just drive the man around the bend and off a cliff on national TV.

555
FormerDirtDart  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:46:27am

Stepfather and mother fighting, daughter rushes over to mothers home after receiving frantic phone call, stepfather shoots daughter then himself…
Stepfather had history of domestic violence (that’s directed at you Justice Thomas)

556
Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:48:51am

re: #510 ObserverArt

This tweet brings up a word usage that I have never fully understood. Why do so many people tend to use the word think in place of thing?

In this case think of “think” as a noun, something between “thought” and “thinking”, an “idea”. As an example, here’s a text from 1904 which uses “think” as a noun several times, including “another think coming” (see the “Don’ts” section).

557
Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:49:43am

re: #553 b.d.

Kos has always struck me as grounded in reality.

558
ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:49:50am

re: #548 makeitstop

But what’s most likely to expose his temperament at this point? The small hands!

He’s tortured by the thought that the world might think he’s got a small dick. And I’d bet in his determination to try and change that perception, he’d be primed for an unforced error. Or a few.

That may be true. But I think Trump has overreacted to all slights. Tiny dick syndrome is just the latest and it catches on because of its sexual nature. Look how he reacted to her calling him a misogynist. He used that for a few days. Look how he reacted to anyone calling him a bad businessman that went bankrupt. It all needs to be answered by The TRUMP and he always goes overboard with all the greatest this and that about everything.

The dude has the thinnest skin of just about any public figure I’ve ever known. Just another good reason (of many) that he is not cut out for the job.

I sometimes wonder if daddy and mommy called him a failure and a screw up all the time and he is constantly trying to prove them wrong. And maybe the bully in him comes from the same source, especially if his father was a nasty bully.

559
Shiplord Kirel  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:51:09am

re: #470 HappyWarrior

How the hell is Phyillis Schalfry anti-establishment? She’s been a mainstay in wingnut bullshit for over 50 years now.

RWNJs are oblivious to change and the passage of time. Schlafly first came to national prominence in 1960, when she led a “revolt” against nominee Richard Nixon at the Republican National Convention. Her complaint was Nixon’s stated support for civil rights. The “southern strategy” was years in the future, and Nixon was basically reiterating the Eisenhower administration’s position.

560
A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:51:12am

re: #552 makeitstop

Yep. Me too. The brother of one of the investors ran as a “democrat” here for the House. The ONLY time in 20 yrs I ever had anyone running for that office with a D after their name to vote for. He was useless. Never ran ads, didn’t to any outreach, nada. If he had won, he would have been just another Republican really. It’s almost like Air America was created to fail, just so people could say “see, no one listens to liberal talk radio”. It really looks like a deliberate move by a specific group of people.

561
Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:54:35am

re: #518 A Mom Anon

The fucking reason this happened (I grew up in an Amway house, raised by wingnut evangelicals, I saw this stuff as a kid. Hell, we had meetings in my house to discuss this very damned thing) is because liberals didn’t take these assholes seriously. There was no push back at all. Meanwhile, conservatives began efforts to take over everything with political power at the local and state levels all over the country. From school boards to city councils to mayors and state level representatives. Hell, they even worked on getting themselves into Home Owner Associations and every business or trade association they could get into and run. They organized and raised a shit ton of money while they played on the fears of the middle class. And it worked.

They felt terribly betrayed by Ronald Reagan, who sold himself as their champion and then tossed them aside as soon as Nancy’s house astrologer told them the stars were propitious. And yes, they have been working hard at insinuating their people into all levels of local government and public administration, there are thousands of Kim Davises all over the country ready to ignore or turn back all of the progress we have dome to take for granted over the past decades.

562
wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:55:49am

re: #547 lawhawk

SLC just completed the first bike-safe intersection - providing separate signals for bikes from pedestrians and motorists.

We need more of this kind of thing. And more cities enforcing motor vehicle laws against motorists that violate speed limits, encroach on bike lanes, etc. It’s easier for cops to tag pedestrians for jaywalking when no cars are around than it is to chase after a car that blows through stop lights or is speeding.

There is good infrastructure. 23 years ago I rode on some like what SLC has made, in Berlin. It really comes down to the attitude of the users. They need to care about each other, even if using a different means of transport.

563
Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:55:55am

re: #521 Lidane

They don’t even have to try that hard. Just find a way to work the phrases “small hands” or “smaller hands” into every ad campaign. All they’d have to do is say something like, “We cannot allow [X issue] to fall into smaller, less experienced hands” or some variation of that. It’ll drive Drumpf nuts.

I was thinking Bill could sit out in the audience and do things like stretch his fingers out, or shake his hands like he’s trying to shake water off.

564
lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:56:43am

Related:

All Trump statements come with an expiration date - and his supporters don’t care that all of his positions are fluid and undeterminable. He can flip-flop on stuff even within minutes of stating them.

For instance, his claims that he’d build a wall are widely reported. He further stated that the wall would include natural barriers like rivers, deserts, and mountains. That pretty much means he doesn’t have to do more than what Congress has already authorized to do. His supporters will ignore the latter, thinking that a wall will be built - and Mexico will pay for it (hint: they wont - and they used Trumpian language to denote their anger at Trump’s BS).

565
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:56:44am

re: #559 Shiplord Kirel

RWNJs are oblivious to change and the passage of time. Schlafly first came to national prominence in 1960, when she led a “revolt” against nominee Richard Nixon at the Republican National Convention. Her complaint was Nixon’s stated support for civil rights. The “southern strategy” was years in the future, and Nixon was basically reiterating the Eisenhower administration’s position.

Less government! Freedom!!! Liberty!!! The Constitution!!!!! State’s rights!!!1

566
Amory Blaine  Mar 4, 2016 • 10:56:54am

Wingnut: so what do you think of Trump?

Me: (deadpan) Get off my property.

567
wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:00:02am

re: #559 Shiplord Kirel

RWNJs are oblivious to change and the passage of time. Schlafly first came to national prominence in 1960, when she led a “revolt” against nominee Richard Nixon at the Republican National Convention. Her complaint was Nixon’s stated support for civil rights. The “southern strategy” was years in the future, and Nixon was basically reiterating the Eisenhower administration’s position.

Haters never know when to quit. Phyllis is Exhibit One.

568
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:00:21am

re: #559 Shiplord Kirel

RWNJs are oblivious to change and the passage of time. Schlafly first came to national prominence in 1960, when she led a “revolt” against nominee Richard Nixon at the Republican National Convention. Her complaint was Nixon’s stated support for civil rights. The “southern strategy” was years in the future, and Nixon was basically reiterating the Eisenhower administration’s position.

Damn social justice warriors!!! Violates religious liberty!!! Government too incompetent for civil rights!!!11

569
Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:00:21am

re: #564 lawhawk

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All Trump statements come with an expiration date - and his supporters don’t care that all of his positions are fluid and undeterminable. He can flip-flop on stuff even within minutes of stating them.

For instance, his claims that he’d build a wall are widely reported. He further stated that the wall would include natural barriers like rivers, deserts, and mountains. That pretty much means he doesn’t have to do more than what Congress has already authorized to do. His supporters will ignore the latter, thinking that a wall will be built - and Mexico will pay for it (hint: they wont - and they used Trumpian language to denote their anger at Trump’s BS).

Gonna break hearts over at Freep.

570
A Mom Anon  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:03:55am

re: #569 Decatur Deb

Maybe we should take up a collection to buy them some Kleenex to mop up all those tears…or not. Heh.

571
makeitstop  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:04:22am

re: #569 Decatur Deb

Gonna break hearts over at Freep.

They’ll find a way to blame Obama.

572
Decatur Deb  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:04:34am

The Prez has been hanging just below 50% approval rating on Gallup. Crossed over today. Good it if holds.

gallup.com

573
Great White Snark  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:05:36am
574
ObserverArt  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:06:28am

re: #564 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

All Trump statements come with an expiration date - and his supporters don’t care that all of his positions are fluid and undeterminable. He can flip-flop on stuff even within minutes of stating them.

For instance, his claims that he’d build a wall are widely reported. He further stated that the wall would include natural barriers like rivers, deserts, and mountains. That pretty much means he doesn’t have to do more than what Congress has already authorized to do. His supporters will ignore the latter, thinking that a wall will be built - and Mexico will pay for it (hint: they wont - and they used Trumpian language to denote their anger at Trump’s BS).

But he is his own man and tells it like it is and people can understand where he is coming from and he is such a good business man.

All this he can tell you.

All this they seem to buy.

575
Kragar  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:07:11am
576
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:07:15am
577
Great White Snark  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:08:03am

Buh Bye Bernie… All but over with

But Sanders, going where few politicians dare, would also raise taxes on middle- and low-income families, with those in the dead center of the income spectrum facing a $4,700 tax increase. That would reduce their aftertax incomes by 8.5 percent, the report said.

Read more: politico.com

578
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:08:23am

re: #572 Decatur Deb

The Prez has been hanging just below 50% approval rating on Gallup. Crossed over today. Good it if holds.

gallup.com

Also Obama’s fault.

/

579
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:09:34am

re: #555 FormerDirtDart

Stepfather and mother fighting, daughter rushes over to mothers home after receiving frantic phone call, stepfather shoots daughter then himself…
Stepfather had history of domestic violence (that’s directed at you Justice Thomas)

[Embedded content]

But hey, we shouldn’t be taking guns away from abusers, because women lie about being abused.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////

580
FormerDirtDart  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:11:16am

OK, time for an internet break…

581
Belafon  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:11:50am

re: #579 Blind Frog Belly White

But hey, we shouldn’t be taking guns away from abusers, because women lie about being abused.

//////////////////////////////////////////////////

I’m pretty sure the correct response is “Why didn’t the daughter have her gun out, ready to shoot?” You know, you gotta blame the victim.

582
Dr. Matt  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:12:21am

Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media

Not verified yet. But, this could be yuuuuuge. Could be a hoax.

583
Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:16:52am

Dare I hope? Democrats think that with Trump at the top of the GOP ticket, they have a shot at winning the House.

vox.com

584
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:19:51am

First endorsement I’ve seen in Kentucky (but I really haven’t been paying attention):

The State Journal endorses John Kasich in the Kentucky Republican Caucus. Of the remaining GOP candidates, we see Kasich as a moderate whose positions on certain issues are aligned with what’s best for Americans. He supports less prison time for nonviolent offenders; supports the continuation of Common Core; and recognizes the threat of climate change.

585
Nyet  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:20:05am

re: #577 Great White Snark

If true and it’s not a covert rw hack job, Hillary should pounce.

586
wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:20:23am

Hey, Testy Toad T, look what was just tweeted!

587
Testy Toad T  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:21:48am

re: #586 wrenchwench

You’ve probably spent most of your fifteen year life toiling away in academia and will never have a chance to actually build a career and save for retirement, Dr. Science Cat.

Dickbag.

588
Big Beautiful Door  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:22:52am

re: #584 Backwoods_Sleuth

First endorsement I’ve seen in Kentucky (but I really haven’t been paying attention):

Kiss of death, though not as bad as the New York Times endorsement Kasich got.

589
wrenchwench  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:25:27am

re: #587 Testy Toad T

You’ve probably spent most of your fifteen year life toiling away in academia and will never have a chance to actually build a career and save for retirement, Dr. Science Cat.

Dickbag.

You may not make it to the next thread with that attitude! Oh, wait, you’re already there.

Keep it up!

590
lawhawk  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:26:15am

You don’t say. OJ knife backstory may be bogus - testing continues.

591
Romantic Heretic  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:26:48am

re: #541 FormerDirtDart

If Trump!™ goes up on Mt. Rushmore he’ll have the other Presidents taken down.

He doesn’t share credit with anyone.

592
MsJ  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:44:46am

re: #582 Dr. Matt

Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media

Not verified yet. But, this could be yuuuuuge. Could be a hoax.

If not true, man, that is some world class trolling!

593
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 4, 2016 • 11:50:16am

re: #582 Dr. Matt

Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump’s Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media

Not verified yet. But, this could be yuuuuuge. Could be a hoax.

ummm, since when are Joe and Mika “liberal media”?

594
Eventual Carrion  Mar 4, 2016 • 12:01:19pm

re: #461 Lidane

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What would Ronald Reagan be doing if he were alive today?
I would guess scratching frantically at his coffin lid.


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