Infamous Right Wing Troll Chuck C. Johnson Attends White Supremacist Event in DC

Racists show their support for Donald Trump
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Last night in Washington DC, some CPAC attendees went to an off-site conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in support of Donald Trump — the annual conference of the white supremacist group with the innocuous-sounding name “the National Policy Institute.”

Why did the people in charge of the Ronald Reagan Building let their facilities be used by this gang of disgusting racists in suits? Draw your own conclusions.

But here’s a pro-tip for notorious stalker Chuck C. Johnson: if you don’t want people to think you’re a white supremacist, maybe you shouldn’t be attending their conferences.

Johnson attended the racists’ event with his new partner, Pax Dickinson, the fired and disgraced former CTO of Business Insider. Here’s a photo of the two of these troglodytes with another infamous racist hate-spewer, Matt Forney. Chuck looks drunk, as usual.

Why do the people who think they’re examples of superior human beings always look so unevolved?

Here’s video of the scene outside the event, posted by @expandyourfocus.

At 17 seconds into the clip, I’m pretty sure you can see Chuck C. Johnson entering the building, followed by Pax Dickinson.

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316 comments

1
Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:07:29pm

Grammar error, 4th paragraph: “the fired and disgraced for CTO…”

2
Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:08:10pm

Enoch on Heaven’s Door?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:09:03pm

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:10:39pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:10:52pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

Given that he employed Pat Buchanan, I don’t know.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:12:24pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

He probably would have shrugged it off. See: Reagan’s Neshoba County Fair “states’ rights” speech

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BeachDem  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:16:28pm

Keepin’ it klassy:

Hateful Twitter nutters use Nancy Reagan’s death to bash First Lady Michelle Obama

rawstory.com

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:16:37pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

Mission Accomplished.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:24:13pm

re: #7 BeachDem

Keepin’ it klassy:

Hateful Twitter nutters use Nancy Reagan’s death to bash First Lady Michelle Obama

rawstory.com

I knew that would happen. Btw, yesterday while watching the clip of Michelle Obama visiting elementary schools to celebrate their gardening activities I was also chopping onions. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:28:17pm

Hm…

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:31:40pm

Such ladies men with the Asian wimmensfolk.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:35:57pm

re: #10 SoundGuy 2016

Forney is a total piece of garbage. His Twitter avatar is a picture of him posing with rape advocate “Roosh V.”

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:37:18pm

See, there are lots of forms of racism.

But only white supremacy has Institutes in DC where they try and nudge policy along.

Institute as in institutional. Like…something kind of racism that has a cultural, historical, and policy backbone that gives it legitimacy and power.

Funny, that.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:37:48pm

This shit is obnoxious:

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:39:26pm

re: #10 SoundGuy 2016

re: #12 Charles Johnson

I try not to judge people by their looks, but I have a hard time looking at a mug like that and thinking anything other than “racist, jack-booted thug”.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:40:04pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

They seem nice.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:41:29pm

re: #15 Testy Toad T

I try not to judge people by their looks, but I have a hard time looking at a mug like that and thinking anything other than “racist, jack-booted thug”.

A white supremacist and a dudebro frat boy who BOTH likely spike drinks with GHB.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:41:56pm

re: #16 SoundGuy 2016

They seem nice.

Pro tip: if you can’t find a posed picture of somebody in which they’re even slightly smiling…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:41:57pm

re: #14 Dr. Matt

This shit is obnoxious:

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It’s obnoxious and inaccurate too.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:41:59pm

re: #14 Dr. Matt

This shit is obnoxious:

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Yes, it is. And we should remember that when we talk about working class Republicans voting against their own interests. We may think that is the case, but it may or may not be true and is unlikely to convince them, in any event. No one likes to be talked down to.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:42:29pm

re: #20 calochortus

Yes, it is. And we should remember that when we talk about working class Republicans voting against their own interests. We may think that is the case, but it may or may not be true and is unlikely to convince them, in any event. No one likes to be talked down to.

True that.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:43:17pm

re: #18 Testy Toad T

Pro tip: if you can’t find a posed picture of somebody in which they’re even slightly smiling…

Gravitas, doncha know…

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:44:09pm

re: #20 calochortus

Yes, it is. And we should remember that when we talk about working class Republicans voting against their own interests. We may think that is the case, but it may or may not be true and is unlikely to convince them, in any event. No one likes to be talked down to.

If you’re going to do it, and it’s a big if, bring facts along. Income inequality charts, income ratios between the top 5% and bottom 50%, shit like that. Idealogical arguments with nothing backing them will most assuredly be unconvincing.

(Of course, just in general it is prudent to try to back up your arguments with actual facts!)

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No Depression  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:44:13pm

re: #14 Dr. Matt

This shit is obnoxious:

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Sure is, regardless of whether you’re talking about southern black Democrats voting for Hillary or southern whites voting Republican. You won’t win people over by calling them stupid.

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:45:16pm

An accurate depiction of what goes on at this event.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:46:10pm

OT: “Hold my beer and watch this”
Subtitle: “Beast mode”

Tree vs Black Beast

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:47:26pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

He might have thought it was a good strategy.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:48:56pm

Way early to go OT, but it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and I couldn’t help but think of RWNJ new-media dirtbags when I read this. Take it away, Cracked:

Perhaps you don’t feel that the malicious miscreant of your choice’s eternal punishment isn’t quite complete unless they’re really up in there, pressed in from all sides in unceasing anal torment. Like the leech that specializes in attaching itself exclusively to hippo buttholes. And yes, there is such a thing.

Apparently, hippos are the best source of blood in the area, and their ample starfishes are the only spots soft enough to penetrate. So in order to survive, these leeches must laboriously crawl up the legs of these massive beasts in order to eventually reach the Shangri La of the rectum. Whereupon the remainder of their future is to suck butt until they drop off and die.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:54:02pm

re: #10 SoundGuy 2016

Now I know who told CCJ to go to the Philippines get his HOA.

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danarchy  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:58:19pm

re: #29 Skip Intro

Now I know who told CCJ to go to the Philippines get his HOA.

HOA? I thought it was HAW and I thought she was from indonesia.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 12:59:48pm

Seeing CCJ with these other dudes brings a question to mind.

Was David Daleiden from the *cough* Center For Medical Progress at CPAC this year? I would think with all the conservatives calling for Planned Parenthood to be shutdown he would have been one of the top speakers.

I know Charles thinks CCJ and Daleiden may be on the outs, but you’d think that wouldn’t matter to the cause. Or, is David Daleiden now on the outs too, because he is being discredited.

Anymore, you need a scorecard to see who is in or out, who is rising and who is falling in RWNJ World. Is there a site for it? Keep Track of Conservatives .com or something?

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:02:09pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

Is there a site for it? Keep Track of Conservatives .com or something?

Well…outside of Little Green Footballs, that is.

(wink)

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:02:56pm

re: #30 danarchy

HOA? I thought it was HAW and I thought she was from indonesia.

I’m not going to show this to my Filipina wife. As laughably pathetic as it is.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:06:15pm

re: #15 Testy Toad T

If it makes you feel better I thought the same thing.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:08:42pm

re: #7 BeachDem

Keepin’ it klassy:

Hateful Twitter nutters use Nancy Reagan’s death to bash First Lady Michelle Obama

rawstory.com

One of them also claims Nancy Reagan was an advocate for AIDs awareness of something:

theguardian.com

Ok, to be fair, she probably came around, and she was an advocate for stem cell research. Just not happy about the chance to use the occasion to trash current FLOTUS.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:18:05pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

I know Charles thinks CCJ and Daleiden may be on the outs, but you’d think that wouldn’t matter to the cause. Or, is David Daleiden now on the outs too, because he is being discredited.

CMP and other anti-abortion groups like to portray Planned Parenthood as racist because they perform abortions on blacks. Perhaps they’ve realized hanging with white supremacists like CCJ sends mixed messages.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:23:43pm

This is called “Making the Rage Furby Dance:”

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:28:06pm

We are so fucked.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:28:07pm

In the world of ‘academic racism,’ four groups play leading roles.

National Policy Institute
After a year of soliciting funds for a “new think tank” in Washington, D.C., the National Policy Institute was established with a staff of four in September 2005 by far-right publisher William Regnery. The institute’s mission statement says it aims “to elevate the consciousness of whites, ensure our biological and cultural continuity, and protect our civil rights. The institute … will study the consequences of the ongoing influx that non-Western populations pose to our national identity.”…

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:28:25pm

re: #37 Charles Johnson

This is called “Making the Rage Furby Dance:”

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I must have missed the part where Jackson praised CCJ as a “class act” like the white nationalists did.

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Teukka  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:31:14pm

re: #38 The Vicious Babushka

We are so fucked.

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Indeed. We’re proper screwed.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:47:54pm

The photo alone was enough to make me think ‘God’s country’. I don’t take it literally, though.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:50:45pm
I think she’s well positioned (to win Tuesday),” said Bernie Porn, EPIC-MRA’s pollster, who also noted that Clinton has an even higher lead — 67% to 24% — among absentee voters, who could make up a sizable portion of voters. “It will be very difficult for Bernie to make inroads.”

An unfortunate name for anyone at any time, but especially for a pollster in this election.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:52:20pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Reagan would think of these assholes holding this gathering in a building bearing his name?

I think he’d have been annoyed at the foolish of the NPI and wouldn’t associate with them.

But Reagan would have saved his true anger for the “Party of Socialism and Liberation”, whom he would have called “parlor pinks” or “useful idiots” in his diary.

Ronald Reagan was a man of his times and experiences and he believed that the Radical Left (ultimately embodied by Communism) was a greater threat to the United States than the Paleo-Right. In his own times in power (as governor of California and later as President of the United States) this was true, in large part because the Radical Left’s many connections to the Soviet Union, both in the US and aboard. But now the Soviet Union is gone and Russia has a different philosophy, and the Radical Left is smaller outside of the universities and far less armed than the Paleo-Right.

So Reagan would have seen things is of limited use now, because the circumstances that prevail are so different.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:56:57pm

re: #40 Ace-o-aces

I must have missed the part where Jackson praised CCJ as a “class act” like the white nationalists did.

I’ve never been a Jesse Jackson fan but I don’t have to in order to note that by the time he was UpChucks age he was acting like a grown man and had suffered more and done more than Chuckles could dream of.

Jesse Jackson is a titan compared to CCJ and Chuck isn’t fit to shine Jackson’s shoes.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:57:33pm

re: #43 goddamnedfrank

I think she’s well positioned (to win Tuesday),” said Bernie Porn, EPIC-MRA’s pollster, who also noted that Clinton has an even higher lead — 67% to 24% — among absentee voters, who could make up a sizable portion of voters. “It will be very difficult for Bernie to make inroads.”

An unfortunate name for anyone at any time, but especially for a pollster in this election.

Awesome name.

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Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 1:58:11pm

Found a list of Russian HIV-deniers who died from AIDS. Pretty sad stories.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:00:20pm

Sandbaggers are beginning to lose their little minds on Twitter. They were bitching last night that the media wasn’t giving him enough attention for his wins in Nebraska and Kansas, even though Hillary’s blowout win in Louisiana nullified his gains in those two states. And they’re absolutely sure the fact that the media isn’t giving him enough attention is because they’re all rooting for her, and not because he’s presently floundering despite his “wins.”

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:05:48pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

They were bitching last night that the media wasn’t giving him enough attention for his wins in Nebraska and Kansas, even though Hillary’s blowout win in Louisiana nullified his gains in those two states.

Same thing happened in MN when Bernie won here. They were complaining that Hillary was getting more press in the local paper the day after the primaries.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:06:00pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

Sandbaggers are beginning to lose their little minds on Twitter. They were bitching last night that the media wasn’t giving him enough attention for his wins in Nebraska and Kansas, even though Hillary’s blowout win in Louisiana nullified his gains in those two states. And they’re absolutely sure the fact that the media isn’t giving him enough attention is because they’re all rooting for her, and not because he’s presently floundering despite his “wins.”

It’s best to just ignore baggers of all stripes on Twitter. Their minds aren’t well adapted to reality and when the real world messes up their fantasies they tend to lash out at any sane person within reach.

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Brian J.  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:08:05pm

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:09:06pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

Anybody remember why Marco Rubio was supposed to be so scary?

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:09:22pm

re: #44 Dark_Falcon

Sorry DF, but the far right has always been a far greater threat. From Wwii to the present via our support for the murderous thugs from Franco to Pinochet and every other criminal we propped up in the name of maximized profits. Reagan was as evil as the scum he supported. Thankfully, despite his criminal efforts, the Congress kept him from doing as much as he wanted to.

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Brian J.  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:10:06pm

re: #52 Targetpractice

Anybody remember why Marco Rubio was supposed to be so scary?

To paraphrase Paul Krugman, he’s an old man’s idea of a young man, the kind that would diminish the Democratic advantage with Da Yoof.

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Jenner7  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:10:57pm

Uhhhhh….

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:11:18pm

re: #54 Brian J.

To paraphrase Paul Krugman, he’s an old man’s idea of a young man, the kind that would diminish the Democratic advantage with Da Yoof.

Yeah, I don’t think that’s much of an issue anymore.

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BeachDem  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:15:03pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

Sandbaggers are beginning to lose their little minds on Twitter. They were bitching last night that the media wasn’t giving him enough attention for his wins in Nebraska and Kansas, even though Hillary’s blowout win in Louisiana nullified his gains in those two states. And they’re absolutely sure the fact that the media isn’t giving him enough attention is because they’re all rooting for her, and not because he’s presently floundering despite his “wins.”

They’ve lost their minds on kos, with so many GBCW diaries (many first time diarists) I’ve lost count. And the drama is at 11ty:

The most passionate and future focused are now gone. Hope has gone. Party politics and the banality of evil are what remain.

I don’t have to take it - bye (1 diary; 22 comments in 9 years)

Be the man I know you are and just say you made a mistake and TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Then there was one who said GBCW not because of the Hillary/Bernie kerfuffle, but because he had put a lot of time into writing a diary and nobody wanted to read it. WAH!

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Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:16:49pm

re: #57 BeachDem

“Goodbye, anonymous person I never knew.”

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thedopefishlives  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:16:53pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

So Minnesota isn’t the only American locality that is indulging in exercises in futility.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:17:32pm

re: #52 Targetpractice

Anybody remember why Marco Rubio was supposed to be so scary?

I know rite.

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:18:15pm

From Charles Johnson’s article above:

Why do the people who think they’re examples of superior human beings always look so unevolved?

Agreed. As is often said, there is an appalling lack of self awareness in the extremist groups.

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:19:12pm

re: #60 Not a Sparkly Vampire

I know rite.

Honestly, any one of them who might win their nomination is scary to me.

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Brian J.  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:19:47pm

re: #59 thedopefishlives

So Minnesota isn’t the only American locality that is indulging in exercises in futility.

Look at it this way (and I expect some Republicans to start making this case seriously in coming days): Puerto Rico will soon have 23 delegates who will only be bound to Rubio for one ballot at the Cleveland convention. After that, they can vote for whoever they want. If Republicans who can’t stand Crump or Truz start doing the same, then their delegates will be similarly free. So go vote for those futile candidates, as long as you can agree on which ones!

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:21:06pm

re: #57 BeachDem

They’ve lost their minds on kos, with so many GBCW diaries (many first time diarists) I’ve lost count. And the drama is at 11ty:

The most passionate and future focused are now gone. Hope has gone. Party politics and the banality of evil are what remain.

I don’t have to take it - bye (1 diary; 22 comments in 9 years)

Be the man I know you are and just say you made a mistake and TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Then there was one who said GBCW not because of the Hillary/Bernie kerfuffle, but because he had put a lot of time into writing a diary and nobody wanted to read it. WAH!

Yeah, the drama is bringing back all those memories of ‘08, all the children screaming “Party Unity My Ass!” and threatening to stay home on Election Day, such that “serious” pundits actually suggested a “unity ticket” of Obama/Clinton out of fear that a significant portion of the Dem vote would stay home if she wasn’t somehow placated.

Fuck’em.

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Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:21:10pm

re: #60 Not a Sparkly Vampire

I know rite.

We have a Freemason among us! Get him!

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Tigger2  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:23:13pm

re: #57 BeachDem

They’ve lost their minds on kos, with so many GBCW diaries (many first time diarists) I’ve lost count. And the drama is at 11ty:

The most passionate and future focused are now gone. Hope has gone. Party politics and the banality of evil are what remain.

I don’t have to take it - bye (1 diary; 22 comments in 9 years)

Be the man I know you are and just say you made a mistake and TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Then there was one who said GBCW not because of the Hillary/Bernie kerfuffle, but because he had put a lot of time into writing a diary and nobody wanted to read it. WAH!

I might even start posting there again if most of the craziest Sanders supporters leave.

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majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:24:29pm

re: #57 BeachDem

I disconnected from DK in 2010 because of all of the whining from many there about not getting the special bicycle they expected President Obama to gift them with. The lack of pragmatism and a failure to acknowledge what the president was dealing with from the obstructionist republicans was too much for me to deal with. These antics and their failure to live in the real world got on my last nerve, and it became too depressing for me to visit the site, so I split and haven’t returned. I read a few diaries, but I don’t tarry too long on the site anymore.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:24:57pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

Just be glad those delegates didn’t go to Trump and leave it at that.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:26:06pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

That’s the only candidate that found his way here, I overheard in the news. There is also a small but politically active Cuban community, which could have tilted his chances too.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:27:10pm

re: #53 William Lewis

Good, you’re here. I’ve been waiting to get this link to you:

The T-80’s entry is up on the Tankograd Blog. I think you will find it interesting.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:27:52pm

re: #68 Dark_Falcon

Just be glad those delegates didn’t go to Trump and leave it at that.

I concur.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:30:08pm

And remember that Puerto Rico’s primary is not winner-take-all, so Rubio will not get all 23 delegates. Winner take all is not allowed prior to March 15th.

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The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:31:28pm

re: #44 Dark_Falcon

Reagan-era politics didn’t simply ignore the paleo-right. It deliberately encouraged the merger the earliest version of outright theocrats—the Christian Coalition and the Moral Majority—with the state’s rights and business wings of the party. Reagan basically got the band back together—racism on drums, authoritarian religion on bass, cronyism playing guitar.

The young jerks assembling at that “Institute” are the direct product of the Reagan era making it cool to be worried about how blacks want free stuff, and gays are going to AIDS your kids, and if you’re not into Jesus-by-way-of-a-shouty-sweaty-Southern-dude…you were probably both stupid and had been tricked by those evil college leftists elites.

Reagan created the culture: this the mold that grew on the culture.

Furthermore, and perhaps with the longest-stretching implications for the world, Reagan-era politics facilitated and funded the paleo-right of the Middle East to the tune of billions of dollars passed through Saudi Arabia (and supplemented by a trillion of their own). Because for some reason insane fucking monarchs seemed like a good investment. Hooray.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:31:42pm

re: #68 Dark_Falcon

Just be glad those delegates didn’t go to Trump and leave it at that.

Well, they haven’t yet. There’s no guarantee that these blocs will remain united past that first ballot. Nothing stopping Trump from promising yuuuuuuuge cushy positions to individual delegates if he thinks it’ll help him.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:32:04pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

And remember that Puerto Rico’s primary is not winner-take-all, so Rubio will not get all 23 delegates. Winner take all is not allowed prior to March 15th.

Crap. I hope that neither Cruz nor Drumpf got enough to overcome the threshold.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:32:21pm

re: #47 Nyet

Found a list of Russian HIV-deniers who died from AIDS. Pretty sad stories.

Thinking now of Terry Dolan who founded NCPAC. One of the people most responsible for the mess US politics is currently in.

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danarchy  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:33:56pm

re: #72 Dark_Falcon

And remember that Puerto Rico’s primary is not winner-take-all, so Rubio will not get all 23 delegates. Winner take all is not allowed prior to March 15th.

He gets them all if he gets over 50% and with 32% of the vote in he was close to 75%

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:34:45pm

re: #74 Testy Toad T

Well, they haven’t yet. There’s no guarantee that these blocs will remain united past that first ballot. Nothing stopping Trump from promising yuuuuuuuge cushy positions to individual delegates if he thinks it’ll help him.

I would think he’s efforts would be better spent on other delegates, more akin to the voting bloc he’s been courting.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:35:44pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Good, you’re here. I’ve been waiting to get this link to you:

The T-80’s entry is up on the Tankograd Blog. I think you will find it interesting.

Thanks you. Been enjoying tank-net too. I really ought to get WOT for my android tablet.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:37:47pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

The GOP primary there going Trump would have worried me more.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:39:05pm

The Berniebros don’t understand math.
What a hoot.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:41:33pm

re: #61 Ming5000

Why do the people who think they’re examples of superior human beings always look so unevolved?

Because they have to. I believe that subconsciously they know what sad pieces of shit they are and compensate for that by making themselves a ‘superior race’ or whatever they call themselves.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:43:16pm

re: #78 The Engineer Lobuno

There’s also the fact that PR doesn’t vote in the general election. We have elections then, but never for president.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:43:50pm

re: #81 Not a Sparkly Vampire

The Berniebros don’t understand math.
What a hoot.

They’re focused on state “wins” when all Dem states so far have been proportional. Hillary’s lead in the delegate count will likely be past the “insurmountable” point after March 15th, despite all the Sandbagger fantasies about how Bernie could theoretically win the nomination under some increasingly unlikely scenarios. It tells me a lot that they’re increasingly trying to shift focus back to the FBI investigation, as if they know by this point that the only chance they have left at the nomination is an indictment.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:44:30pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Good, you’re here. I’ve been waiting to get this link to you:

The T-80’s entry is up on the Tankograd Blog. I think you will find it interesting.

It’s just mind-bending how much information we have on legacy Soviet equipment compared to the stuff I was poring over as a curious kid. I never imagined having so much detail on the nitty-gritty that I was actually sighing and punching pgdn past ten thousand pixels of discussion of rangefinders and optics, but here we are.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:45:38pm

re: #76 Romantic Heretic

Thinking now of Terry Dolan who founded NCPAC. One of the people most responsible for the mess US politics is currently in.

Wow. There is a name I completely forgot about.

I will always remember Reagan and all the hard work done by Edwin Meese on his “Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography.” More of that small government control of people’s lives. What a bunch of useless crap that all was.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:46:59pm

re: #85 Testy Toad T

It’s just mind-bending how much information we have on legacy Soviet equipment compared to the stuff I was poring over as a curious kid. I never imagined having so much detail on the nitty-gritty that I was actually sighing and punching pgdn past ten thousand pixels of discussion of rangefinders and optics, but here we are.

You can buy em on the intertoobz now!

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:48:33pm

re: #85 Testy Toad T

It’s just mind-bending how much information we have on legacy Soviet equipment compared to the stuff I was poring over as a curious kid. I never imagined having so much detail on the nitty-gritty that I was actually sighing and punching pgdn past ten thousand pixels of discussion of rangefinders and optics, but here we are.

My dad has a bunch of books on military hardware dating from the mid to late-80s, and reading them 30+ years later is always a hoot, if for no other reason than to see all the guesstimates about the capabilities of late Cold-War Soviet hardware compared to its Western counterparts.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:50:31pm

I went jogging today, stimulating the release of a hormone that will help make sure some of those cells are neurons.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:52:00pm

re: #85 Testy Toad T

I know. I can remember the Jane’s articles from the early 80’s and into the 90’s that were more correct than the Cia summary reports but still are now seen to be more wrong than right.

Wish Tankograd had a T-64 post.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:52:05pm

re: #88 Targetpractice

My dad has a bunch of books on military hardware dating from the mid to late-80s, and reading them 30+ years later is always a hoot, if for no other reason than to see all the guesstimates about the capabilities of late Cold-War Soviet hardware compared to its Western counterparts.

And I am sure a lot of it was tweaked, ostensibly to “err on the side of safety” but mostly to assure that our own military was going to receive a steady flow of funding.

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Lidane  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:53:10pm

*cough*

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:53:34pm

re: #79 William Lewis

Thanks you. Been enjoying tank-net too. I really ought to get WOT for my android tablet.

BTW, what’s your nic on tank-net so I recognize you there?

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:54:30pm

re: #92 Lidane

He has to find them first.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:55:37pm

re: #92 Lidane

We Must Prioritize ‘Dignity and Respect’

If you cannot bring yourself or your minions to show it for the President and CinC, then you cannot expect to see it for anyone else down the line…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:55:54pm

OT: Tonight is the series finale of Downton Abbey. Most PBS stations will be showing it at 9pm. Here is a link to my page for Downton Abbey. littlegreenfootballs.com

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Tigger2  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:56:23pm

re: #92 Lidane

*cough*

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Only one thing came to my mind.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:56:49pm

re: #93 Dark_Falcon

BTW, what’s your nic on tank-net so I recognize you there?

Same as here. I always go by wlewisiii or wlewis.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:56:54pm

re: #90 William Lewis

I know. I can remember the Jane’s articles from the early 80’s and into the 90’s that were more correct than the Cia summary reports but still are now seen to be more wrong than right.

Wish Tanks grad had a T-64 post.

It will in time, but for now you can order the Osprey book on the T-64.

How do I link to an Amazon item so that Charles gets credit? I forgot.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:57:19pm

re: #98 William Lewis

Same as here. I always go by wlewisiii or wlewis.

Thanks.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:57:25pm

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

And I am sure a lot of it was tweaked, ostensibly to “err on the side of safety” but mostly to assure that our own military was going to receive a steady flow of funding.

Oh, with the gift of hindsight, I think we can write off at least 40-50% of the overestimates in the strength of Soviet hardware to various branches of the government trying to fish for more funding.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 2:57:49pm
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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:01:10pm

re: #101 Targetpractice

By the same token after the wall came down we found DDR estimates that showed we could put twice as many troops in half the time via REFORGER. That estimate played a big part in keeping the Soviets from feeling froggy prior to Gorbachev.

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KGxvi  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:02:27pm

re: #51 Brian J.

Looks like Puerto Rico threw 23 delegates down the black hole that is Marco Rubio.

One step closer to the ultimate fucked up nightmare scenario for the GOP of an open convention.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:03:57pm

re: #103 William Lewis

By the same token after the wall came down we found DDR estimates that showed we could put twice as many troops in half the time via REFORGER. That estimate played a big part in keeping the Soviets from feeling froggy prior to Gorbachev.

Yeah, I don’t think we’ll ever know just how much the over/underestimation contributed to the lack of a WWIII.

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:04:44pm

I have been a-googling but have not found the answer.

What happens to the delegates of candidates that have left the race?

For example, Kasich’s 35 delegates: if he drops out now does he maintain control of them at least through the first round of voting at the GOP convention?
Could Kasich have them vote for Trump at the convention in the 1st round?

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:05:17pm

re: #97 Tigger2

Only one thing came to my mind.

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If you put your Twitter handle in your LGF account settings, you might get a few more lizards following and retweeting you.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:05:28pm

Note how one of Chuck’s Facebook followers suggests he should have murdered Jesse Jackson.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:06:17pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Note how one of Chuck’s Facebook followers suggests he should have murdered Jesse Jackson.

But they’re not the racists, oh no.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:06:18pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Note how one of Chuck’s Facebook followers suggests he should have murdered Jesse Jackson.

I like how he is such a victim in his last comment there.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:06:19pm

re: #91 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

And I am sure a lot of it was tweaked, ostensibly to “err on the side of safety” but mostly to assure that our own military was going to receive a steady flow of funding.

Actually, in the case of the T-72 the US got head-faked by the ‘monkey-models’ sold abroad as did even Israel. The original T-72 and the T-72M weren’t that good, but in part because the Red Army got access to Israel’s M111 ‘Hetz’ APFS-DS ammo due to a trio of Israeli M48s being captured by Syria in 1982, T-72A was better and the T-72B was far better than those models sold abroad.

Moreover, even as late as the Gulf War information sold to civilians was still talking about the T-72’s auto loader being the same kind as the problematic autoloader of the BMP-1. Then after well-maintained examples of it were examined after capture from Iraq we learned that the T-72’s autoloader was nothing like that of the BMP-1 and in fact its auto loader works very well.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:07:54pm

So how do things stand now. I’ll let Charles Pierce lay it all out.

Suddenly, it is obvious that the only real competition he has is Tailgunner Ted Cruz, and that puts He, Trump, a charlatan who only recently became a kind of monster, in a head-to-head brawl with someone who has been raised since birth to be one. Trump is an opportunist who saw a chance and half-ran, half-stumbled toward it. Cruz is someone who’s had his eyes on the prize since before Princeton and Harvard Law loosed him upon the world. Trump is a man of grandiose, hopelessly vague promises. Cruz is dead-serious about hauling the country into retrograde theocracy and Gilded Age economics. Trump places his faith in Two Corinthians, which I believe is a pizza and sandwich joint on Staten Island. Cruz considers himself to be both a vehicle for political extremism and the instrument of the living God. You decide which frightens you more.

esquire.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:08:51pm

I am convinced RNC Chairman is a worse job to have than Spinal Tap Drummer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:10:08pm

Former President Jimmy Carter told an audibly relieved church congregation Sunday that he no longer needs cancer treatments and is ending them.

Carter, 91, announced in August that he had a mass removed from his liver. The mass turned out to be melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer.

Carter underwent treatment with a new drug, Keytruda, and in December he said at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where he frequently teaches Sunday school, that the cancer had disappeared.

Sunday, Carter told the congregation that a magnetic resonance imaging scan showed that “I didn’t need any more treatment, so I’m not going to have any more treatments.”

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:11:18pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Note how one of Chuck’s Facebook followers suggests he should have murdered Jesse Jackson.

And via Ricin, which was the poison used in a KGB assassination tool designed to otherwise be an umbrella. I wonder if nasty Mr. Harrington is also a Putin fanboy.

Of course, UpChuck doesn’t have the guts to actually try something like that. If he actually tried to hurt Jesse Jackson he’d just FAIL and then when detained would attempt escape via an Emergency Bowel Evacuation.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:11:31pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Stories like this give me hope for a cure for cancer in my lifetime.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:12:02pm

re: #116 Targetpractice

I agree.

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Tigger2  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:12:59pm

re: #107 wrenchwench

If you put your Twitter handle in your LGF account settings, you might get a few more lizards following and retweeting you.

Thanks, done.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:14:17pm

re: #112 Skip Intro

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:14:23pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

Note how one of Chuck’s Facebook followers suggests he should have murdered Jesse Jackson.

One suggests beating him, the other suggests Ricin. Of course they’re just joking, like ha ha, like he’s some kind of clown.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:15:32pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

Really? I never knew that.

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:15:56pm

An interesting tidbit from the Wikipedia article about the Republican National Convention:

Since the almost universal adoption of the primary election for selecting delegates in the last quarter of the 20th century, however, the convention’s significance has diminished. The national party focuses on the convention as a unity point to bring together a party platform and state parties by having delegates vote on issues, which the nominee can then incorporate into their presidential campaign.

This might need to be revised after this cycle.

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Great White Snark  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:16:12pm

Tiny Beauty break? Sunday Macro

Just A Drop For The Drought
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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:16:35pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

Lighten up, Francis. He was making fun of Trump calling it out as Two Corinthians when he was trying to impress a crowd with his knowledge of the bible.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:16:52pm

Here’s the Amazon page for Osprey’s T-64 book.

If the link needs changing to get Charles some credit I’ll be happy to make the changes.

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William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:17:24pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

Well, I can belive in God and the Bible while still saying Cruz is an extremely dangerous theocratic dictator wanna be. He needs to be drop kicked out of this country.

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Danack  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:17:24pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

You’re aware that “two corinthians” is a reference to Trump trying to pass off a bible quote, and…..not sounding exactly like he knows what he’s talking about?

Donald Trump: “Two Corinthians…” (C-SPAN)

Donald Trump says it’s Tony Perkins’ fault he said “two Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians” during a speech at Liberty University this week — a mistake that raised questions about his biblical knowledge as he courts evangelical voters.

edition.cnn.com

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:17:32pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

Actually, I think it was Donald that stuttered the Two Corinthians, which is what Pierce was referencing.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:18:05pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

You missed what Pierce was referring to. Trump is so unfamiliar with the bible that he did not say 2nd Corinthians, but “Two Corinthians”.

Edited: third (or Three) in 41 second. Really? :)

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:18:28pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

Your outrage is duly noted.

As you have said…being strictly literal has its drawbacks with you. This is one of those times. He wasn’t making fun of the Bible, he was mocking Trump’s knowledge of it.

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:13pm

re: #126 William Lewis

Well, I can belive in God and the Bible while still saying Cruz is an extremely dangerous theocratic dictator wanna be. He needs to be drop kicked out of this country.

I’m afraid that Cruz will use Revelations as the model for his presidency.

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Tigger2  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:20pm

SNL Gave Donald Trump Voters Their Own Campaign Ad

Voters For Trump Ad - SNL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:24pm
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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:26pm

re: #124 stpaulbear

Lighten up, Francis. He was making fun of Trump calling it out as Two Corinthians when he was trying to impress a crowd with his knowledge of the bible.

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:36pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:56pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

Mr. Pierce is joking about Trump’s glib use of ‘two Corinthians’ instead of the ‘2nd Letter to the Corinthians’ you use there.

I’ve been to Corinth./OT

So I’m posting this repetition anyway.

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John Vreeland  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:19:57pm

Actually Trump was telling a joke. “Two Corinthians walk into a bar.”

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:21:39pm

LOL. The GOP missed the memo on how the primary season and nomination process is supposed to go. From Wikipedia on Brokered Convention:

Several factors encourage a clear and timely decision in the primary process.

First, candidates tend to get momentum as they go through the process because of the bandwagon effect. ….

Secondly, political parties wish to avoid the negative publicity from a brokered convention and to maximize the amount of time the nominee has to campaign for the presidency.

Especially because of the desire to foster party unity in the months leading up to Election Day, it is considered possible if not probable that any “brokering” that may be required for a future presidential convention will take place in the weeks and months leading up to the convention, once it becomes clear that no candidate will likely secure a majority of delegates without an agreement with one or more rivals. ….

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:22:00pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

If you look up in this thread, you’ll see the video. There is no doubt to something Donald actually said, therefore no benefit of doubt to give.

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:22:33pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

Do you even read Pierce? He’s not exactly the world’s biggest Obama fan.

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Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:22:48pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

That’s a really dumb comment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:23:02pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

Kind of like how you downdinged Charles’ page the other day.
You know, the one about how a lot of Republicans (like Rubio) have no sense of humor.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:23:05pm

re: #136 wrenchwench

Mr. Pierce is joking about Trump’s glib use of ‘two Corinthians’ instead of the ‘2nd Letter to the Corinthians’ you use there.

I’ve been to Corinth./OT

So I’m posting this repetition anyway.

I’m a slow typist on the phone.

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majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:23:14pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Sooooo, it’s kind of a “the truth hurts” deal with you?

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:23:20pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

Oh brother.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:24:16pm

re: #139 The Engineer Lobuno

If you look up in this thread, you’ll see the video. There is no doubt to something Donald actually said, therefore no benefit of doubt to give.

If you dislike an inconvenient fact hard enough, you can turn it into a he-said-she-said partisan disagreement.

Don’t you know anything?

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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:25:23pm

re: #146 Testy Toad T

If you dislike an inconvenient fact hard enough, you can turn it into a he-said-she-said partisan disagreement.

Don’t you know anything?

Tsk, I forgot … on what chapter was that?

/ :p

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CuriousLurker  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:25:27pm

Oh gawd, how pathetic: Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico delegates, Marco Rubio ‘wins big in Puerto Rico’ and so on. It’s like, “SQUEE! He finally won something besides Minnesota.”

*eyeroll*

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Lidane  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:27:00pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:27:28pm

re: #148 CuriousLurker

Oh gawd, how pathetic. Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico delegates, Marco Rubio ‘wins big in Puerto Rico’ and so on. It’s like, “SQUEE! He finally won something besides Minnesota.”

*eyeroll*

He got the endorsement of my governor, the most embarrassing governor west of the Mississippi. Barely in time, maybe.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:27:46pm
Kurt Weldon * The Gallifreyan Academy for Timelords
Trump and Cruz. Man, that’s like having to choose between Leopold and Loeb.

Pat Healy * Reality Personality at Real Life
Hemlock and arsenic, more likely.

Lyn Tribble * Port Chalmers
Satan and Beelzebub

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:29:19pm

re: #136 wrenchwench

Mr. Pierce is joking about Trump’s glib use of ‘two Corinthians’ instead of the ‘2nd Letter to the Corinthians’ you use there.

I’ve been to Corinth./OT

So I’m posting this repetition anyway.

Which Corinth have you been to, New York, Ohio or Mississippi?

:D

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Lidane  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:29:31pm

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:29:48pm

Amazing how someone that fashions themselves outraged by a magazine that can “look for reasons to attack Republicans” can stand up and support a party that does nothing but look for reasons to attack our duly elected President. So much so that it costs this country money, time and maybe even lives. Not only attack, but knowingly obstruct Government. Such nobility in that.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:32:18pm

re: #153 Lidane

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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If you can’t completely solve a problem right now, you shouldn’t just try to help.
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:32:43pm

re: #148 CuriousLurker

Oh gawd, how pathetic: Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico delegates, Marco Rubio ‘wins big in Puerto Rico’ and so on. It’s like, “SQUEE! He finally won something besides Minnesota.”

*eyeroll*

It’s as many delegates that were awarded to all candidates in New Hampshire, same for Maine, more than were awarded in Vermont.

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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:32:43pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

Which Corinth have you been to, New York, Ohio or Mississippi?

:D

Ha ha.

I only remember speaking with one Corinthian. He was the gatekeeper of Acrocorinth, the reason for my visit.

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b.d.  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:33:31pm

re: #148 CuriousLurker

Oh gawd, how pathetic: Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico delegates, Marco Rubio ‘wins big in Puerto Rico’ and so on. It’s like, “SQUEE! He finally won something besides Minnesota.”

*eyeroll*

I hope the PR victory for Marco is enough to make him stay in longer, the more candidates the bigger the cluster the convention will be.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:33:52pm

Pretty easy to see Michael Moore is a Berner. All or nothing, even for something as simple as a group passing out drinkable water.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:34:07pm

re: #153 Lidane

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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Michael Moore’s just bitter that he hasn’t been relevant since 2008.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:34:24pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

Former President Jimmy Carter tells church he’s ending cancer treatments

President Carter wants to outlive the Guinea Worm. I hope to outlive the Republican Party.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:35:09pm

re: #159 ObserverArt

Pretty easy to see Michael Moore is a Berner. All or nothing, even for something as simple as a group passing out drinkable water.

Yep, he is a Berner
Also interesting that Moore is slamming the Dems. Guessing that means that Bernie ain’t one of those horrible Dems….

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b.d.  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:35:37pm

re: #153 Lidane

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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Each person in Flint needs 200 16 oz. bottles of water, every day?

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Tigger2  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:36:08pm

re: #153 Lidane

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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And to think at one time I liked Michael Moore, hell he’s just another obnoxious blowhard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:36:14pm

LOL:

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:36:18pm

re: #153 Lidane

Self-important twatwaffle says what?

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There’s not much to do other than give out bottled water until the assessment of the damage to Flint’s water system is complete. Once that is done a solution can be planned and once its planned it can be funded. But to just go in half-cocked like Moore wants is a Bad Idea will waste money and might well end up making some of the problems worse.

Michael Moore knows how to rant and rave, but he doesn’t know jack shit about how to fix problems with complex systems.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:36:29pm

Heh

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:37:45pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

Which Corinth have you been to, New York, Ohio or Mississippi?

:D

I parachuted into Corinth, Mississippi once, did a Staff Ride of the Battle of Shiloh

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:37:57pm

re: #163 b.d.

Each person in Flint needs 200 16 oz. bottles of water, every day?

Forget it, he’s rolling. Next he’ll be talking about how Ronald Reagan led the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:37:59pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL:

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Not said: What federal laws were broken by the governor or where the money is going to come from to pay for the Corps to fix the pipes.

Easy to see why he’s a Berner, he just assumes that wanting something done will make it happen.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:40:55pm

re: #166 Dark_Falcon

There’s not much to do other than give out bottled water until the assessment of the damage to Flint’s water system is complete. Once that is done a solution can be planned and once its planned it can be funded. But to just go in half-cocked like Moore wants is a Bad Idea will waste money and might well end up making some of the problems worse.

Michael Moore knows how to rant and rave, but he doesn’t know jack shit about how to fix problems with complex systems.

Army CoE doesn’t do water. Immediate solutions come from G4, esp Reserve units.

alu.army.mil

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:41:04pm

re: #170 Targetpractice

Not said: What federal laws were broken by the governor or where the money is going to come from to pay for the Corps to fix the pipes.

Easy to see why he’s a Berner, he just assumes that wanting something done will make it happen.

You should include the next phase for completeness:

When the Army reports that the repairs are complex, will take time and that they are still figuring out how best to make the repairs, Moore will scream about how corrupt and evil the US Army is.

/What a Maroon.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:41:13pm

re: #163 b.d.

Each person in Flint needs 200 16 oz. bottles of water, every day?

re: #169 Dark_Falcon

Forget it, he’s rolling. Next he’ll be talking about how Ronald Reagan led the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I want to think he’s also calculating water used in addition to personal consumption. Personal washing, meal preparation and cleanup

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:42:25pm

Totally OT, but Tyler Ulis is one of the college basketball players I know very well, having edited sports stories about him when he was in high school (Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights IL). Short for basketball (5’ 9”) but he is a huge presence on the court.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:42:47pm

re: #171 Decatur Deb

Thanks, though I didn’t mention the Army CoE in that post. I did in post #172, which I altered in response to your post.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:43:16pm

re: #175 Dark_Falcon

Thanks, though I didn’t mention the Army CoE in that post. I did in post #172, which I altered in response to your post.

Moore did.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:44:18pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

I want to think he’s also calculating water used in addition to personal consumption. Personal washing, meal preparation and cleanup

Even so, the water could be made safe for washing via normal household filters (though I still would not drink it). So Moore is still off base.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:45:15pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s really amazing at 91.

Like many liberal icons, I feel that he’s a much better citizen than a politician, and I’m glad he’s well. That gives real hope to people, to beat cancer in his 10th decade. Positivity and hope can be a form of medicine all its own.

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:45:20pm

re: #166 Dark_Falcon

There’s not much to do other than give out bottled water until the assessment of the damage to Flint’s water system is complete. Once that is done a solution can be planned and once its planned it can be funded. But to just go in half-cocked like Moore wants is a Bad Idea will waste money and might well end up making some of the problems worse.

Michael Moore knows how to rant and rave, but he doesn’t know jack shit about how to fix problems with complex systems.

It has been assessed. The mayor is going ahead and starting to replace individual water lines to the homes most in need first…based on Children, young mothers, etc.

Meanwhile the Republican governor is still fishing around inside his pants to find his manhood so he can piss or get off the damn pot.

Democrat working to fix the problem Republican denying there was a problem and then ordering studies to fudge around while the problem is already known.

Yeah, I can see why you aren’t up to speed on the whole mess. You’re too busy zeroing on real problems like media attacks on Republicans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:47:34pm

Maybe because the caucus doesn’t end until 8 pm ET.
mainedems.org

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:48:29pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

I want to think he’s also calculating water used in addition to personal consumption. Personal washing, meal preparation and cleanup

Unless I went wrong somewhere, it ends up being about 25 gallons per person per day which is not unreasonable, except the part where you need bottled water to flush your toilet.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:50:21pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe because the caucus doesn’t end until 8 pm ET.
mainedems.org

95.2% white!

/Not a trend

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:50:54pm
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Snarknado!  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:53:20pm

re: #106 Ming5000

I have been a-googling but have not found the answer.

What happens to the delegates of candidates that have left the race?

For example, Kasich’s 35 delegates: if he drops out now does he maintain control of them at least through the first round of voting at the GOP convention?
Could Kasich have them vote for Trump at the convention in the 1st round?

To the best of my knowledge, they are committed to vote for him in the first round unless he releases them. If he does, they are free to vote as they please (he can ask them to vote for a particular candidate, and I think they would generally do so).

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:54:14pm

re: #177 Dark_Falcon

Even so, the water could be made safe for washing via normal household filters (though I still would not drink it). So Moore is still off base.

Filters haven’t been working in Flint, that’s been known for over a month.
detroitnews.com

And, residents shouldn’t have to go pick up water, it should be delivered.
The Governor should have deployed the National Guard for this since the start.
They should be delivering water in at least liter bottles, better yet at least gallon size.
They should provide other water containers to household to be filled on regular schedules by large container trucks for use in personal/household cleaning. This is not a short term problem. And, 16 oz. water bottles is not a long term solution.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:56:42pm

re: #179 ObserverArt

It has been assessed. The mayor is going ahead and starting to replace individual water lines to the homes most in need first…based on Children, young mothers, etc.

Meanwhile the Republican governor is still fishing around inside his pants to find his manhood so he can piss or get off the damn pot.

Democrat working to fix the problem Republican denying there was a problem and then ordering studies to fudge around while the problem is already known.

Yeah, I can see why you aren’t up to speed on the whole mess. You’re too busy zeroing on real problems like media attacks on Republicans.

Actually Gov. Snyder has gotten somewhere around $200 Million slated to help Flint, but it has to be approved as part of the overall budget and that can take some time.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:57:34pm

re: #186 Dark_Falcon

The’re in no hurry

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:57:38pm

re: #159 ObserverArt

Pretty easy to see Michael Moore is a Berner. All or nothing, even for something as simple as a group passing out drinkable water.

Somebody could ask Michael Moore how many bottles of water that independents distributed today…

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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 3:58:19pm

In case anyone wants to read a bit about Flint’s Mayor’s Fast-Start lead water service pipe replacement here is a Detroit News link to a story from Friday.

Detroit News - Flint begins lead pipe removal

Gonna take a break…back later…

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Jenner7  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:00:02pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:01:55pm

re: #186 Dark_Falcon

Actually Gov. Snyder has gotten somewhere around $200 Million slated to help Flint, but it has to be approved as part of the overall budget and that can take some time.

Which is why the mayor, a damn Democrat, is ignoring all that and fixing the freaking problem. It’s gross how this is all going down. Fix the problem and find the money.

If it was a war the Republican would be right on it! They always have money for wars…part of the small government thinking.

I’d like to take Republican government and drown it in a bathtub full of Flint water. Wait, no need to drown ‘em, just make them sit in the tub until they figure it out.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:03:21pm

re: #191 ObserverArt

State governments don’t fund wars.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:05:31pm

re: #190 Jenner7

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ayep

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:06:07pm

re: #190 Jenner7

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Raises Q of whether Clinton is being singled out.

Gee, ya think?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:06:50pm

re: #190 Jenner7

So report shows 100s of officials & randos wrote info, later classified, on private email

Raises Q of whether Clinton is being singled out.

Raises, hell. Answers definitively.

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gocart mozart  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:06:57pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:07:57pm

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

State governments don’t fund wars.

They sure as hell do. They war against ordinary Americans every day. And they do it to protect their kings.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:08:09pm

re: #185 FormerDirtDart

Filters haven’t been working in Flint, that’s been known for over a month.
detroitnews.com

And, residents shouldn’t have to go pick up water, it should be delivered.
The Governor should have deployed the National Guard for this since the start.
They should be delivering water in at least liter bottles, better yet at least gallon size.
They should provide other water containers to household to be filled on regular schedules by large container trucks for use in personal/household cleaning. This is not a short term problem. And, 16 oz. water bottles is not a long term solution.

A couple dozen of the largest Army purifiers could provide the (yecch) pure drinking water for a population of that size, but distribution would still be a nightmare. Not sure we still have that many not committed to SWA. Medical Corps used to bitch that we were ‘spoiled’ by bottled water when the units were available.

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Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:08:18pm

The longer this “investigation” goes on, the more likely that any recommendation for charges is going to have the exact opposite effect that Republicans are hoping for, namely galvanizing Democrats to support Hillary against what appears to be a partisan witch hunt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:08:27pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:08:29pm
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The Engineer Lobuno  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:08:30pm

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

State governments don’t fund wars.

But Congress does regularly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:09:09pm

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

State governments don’t fund wars.

We certainly do, via our state National Guard being deployed overseas.

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Ming5000  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:09:27pm

re: #192 Dark_Falcon

State governments don’t fund wars.

DF is credited with making me look up “smarmy” so I was sure I was using the word correctly.

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gocart mozart  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:10:25pm

Blind squirrel etc …

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:10:39pm

re: #197 ObserverArt

They sure as hell do. They war against ordinary Americans every day. And they do it to protect their kings.

The Little Kings are getting away with murder.

Little Kings

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mmmirele  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:11:02pm

re: #201 wrenchwench

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I first read that as “conspicuous consumption of astrology.”

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Stanley Sea  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:13:00pm
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danarchy  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:13:17pm

re: #116 Targetpractice

Stories like this give me hope for a cure for cancer in my lifetime.

The problem with cancer is that it isn’t just one thing, you can find treatments that are effective against one type of cancer but do nothing for another. There isn’t likely to be any silver bullet for all cancers so that should probably say cures for cancer.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:15:37pm

re: #185 FormerDirtDart

Filters haven’t been working in Flint, that’s been known for over a month.
detroitnews.com

And, residents shouldn’t have to go pick up water, it should be delivered.
The Governor should have deployed the National Guard for this since the start.
They should be delivering water in at least liter bottles, better yet at least gallon size.
They should provide other water containers to household to be filled on regular schedules by large container trucks for use in personal/household cleaning. This is not a short term problem. And, 16 oz. water bottles is not a long term solution.

The govt should be sending these around to every block:

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:15:42pm

re: #198 Decatur Deb

A couple dozen of the largest Army purifiers could provide the (yecch) pure drinking water for a population of that size, but distribution would still be a nightmare. Not sure we still have that many not committed to SWA. Medical Corps used to bitch that we were ‘spoiled’ by bottled water when the units were available.

I would think that the community would be to wary of the use any local water source for purification. Trucking the water in from Lansing or Detroit would likely assuage the local concerns more.

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:19:18pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

So the whitewashing of Ted Cruz begins, now that it looks like you’ll have to root for him to win the primary in order to be able to vote GOP in the presidential race.

All very predictable of course. For the record, Charlie Pierce is merely summarizing (rather accurately) the mountain of evidence to the effect that Cruz is a theocratic nut job.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:19:49pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

Republicans need to be attacked and mocked and derided every single second of the day given their support of racists like Trump, Dominionists like Cruz and lightweights like Rubio. All of them are extremists who would hurt minorities and women if they win the Presidency. All of them have promised to overturn Obergefell with SCOTUS nominations. All of them would restrict women’s access to safe abortions.

Good for Esquire and other media such as LGF which call out Republicans on their b.s.

P.S. I wouldn’t have known about CCJ had I not started reading LGF.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:20:13pm

Wait, what? Did David Duke (if it is the actual DD & not some spoof account) swipe the “Baby Whiplash of the Corn” Photoshop from LGF to add his racist commentary or is it a common enough meme that anyone could make?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:21:09pm

Baby Whiplash is getting a shit ton of Anti-Semitic tweets from his conservative “friends” at what point will he wake up or is that never?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:21:40pm

re: #197 ObserverArt

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:22:13pm

re: #134 Dark_Falcon

Nope, Esquire pieces on Republicans do not get benefit of the doubt or favorable interpretation from me, because they never extend them to GOP officeholders or candidates. They look for reasons to attack Republicans so I look for reasons to attack such pieces.

OK then. Find an error of fact in this so-called hit piece.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:22:39pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:22:47pm

re: #211 FormerDirtDart

I would think that the community would be to wary of the use any local water source for purification. Trucking the water in from Lansing or Detroit would likely assuage the local concerns more.

They’d be worried, but they’d be wrong. Of course half the battle now is psychological. Any way they do it, the stuff’s going to cost more than Perrier.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:23:03pm

re: #208 Stanley Sea

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Real men let their enemies dictate things like minimal ethical standards. Real men are just helpless mimics, incapable of taking responsibility for their own behavior.

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BeachDem  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:24:03pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a book in the Bible of course, and Mr. Pierce’s glib dismissal of it tells me what I need to know about him.

His work on Ted Cruz is therefore classified by me as a Godless Liberal Hit Piece and dismissed accordingly.

And one other point, Pierce is not a GODLESS liberal. Not that it makes or should make any difference, but

Asking me why I am still a Catholic is rather like asking me why I’m still an American…I remain a Catholic because the Gospels make a difference. In both cases, ideals are set out, pathways delineated, and through them, our shortcomings can be measured as precisely as possible.

boston.com

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:24:10pm

re: #148 CuriousLurker

Oh gawd, how pathetic: Rubio sweeps Puerto Rico delegates, Marco Rubio ‘wins big in Puerto Rico’ and so on. It’s like, “SQUEE! He finally won something besides Minnesota.”

*eyeroll*

Can you imagine the screams of joy if he wins Florida? We will have to hear about that for the rest of our lives. As if it makes any difference.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:25:11pm

re: #220 goddamnedfrank

Real men let their enemies dictate things like minimal ethical standards of behavior. Real men are just helpless mimics, incapable of taking responsibility for their own behavior.

A good reason to elect a woman….

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Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:26:43pm

re: #221 BeachDem

And one other point, Pierce is not a GODLESS liberal. Not that it makes or should make any difference, but

Asking me why I am still a Catholic is rather like asking me why I’m still an American…I remain a Catholic because the Gospels make a difference. In both cases, ideals are set out, pathways delineated, and through them, our shortcomings can be measured as precisely as possible.

boston.com

Minion of the Roman Anti-Christ? Worse than godless.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:27:12pm

Hey VB - look who stole your Ben Shapiro graphic.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:28:21pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

Is that Duke’s actual account?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:28:35pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

Hey VB - look who stole your Ben Shapiro graphic.

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I noticed.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:28:48pm

re: #212 EPR-radar

So the whitewashing of Ted Cruz begins, now that it looks like you’ll have to root for him to win the primary in order to be able to vote GOP in the presidential race.

All very predictable of course. For the record, Charlie Pierce is merely summarizing (rather accurately) the mountain of evidence to the effect that Cruz is a theocratic nut job.

He was always going to vote for Cruz, unless some other Republican was the nominee, then he’d be voting for him. There’s nothing complicated about DF.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:29:55pm

That’s really David Duke.

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majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:30:20pm

re: #226 Dark_Falcon

Yes, yes it is. twitter.com

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:30:43pm

re: #161 Decatur Deb

President Carter wants to outlive the Guinea Worm. I hope to outlive the Republican Party.

LOL!! Too mean!

Unfortunately, the Republican Party is strong on the state level, but wishing you a very long and happy life.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:30:48pm

Wait for it: SMOTI will claim that David Duke found the graphic at LGF where he is a HURR HURR LIBRUL LEFTIST MEMBER OF THE SOSHULUST COMMIE LIBRUL LFG!!!1!!!

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:30:52pm

re: #216 Dark_Falcon

So how in all the hells are Snyder’s actions in Michigan not effectively a declaration of war against the people of Flint?

The only credible argument I can think of against that proposition is that mass poisoning of a civilian population is a war crime, therefore it was worse than a war.

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BeachDem  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:31:02pm

re: #177 Dark_Falcon

Even so, the water could be made safe for washing via normal household filters (though I still would not drink it). So Moore is still off base.

You’re wrong. The lead concentration is higher than the filters can handle, even for washing, by a huge factor.

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John Vreeland  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:31:11pm

Why is it “think think”? Am I missing something?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:32:00pm

re: #229 Charles Johnson

re: #230 majii

Thank you. The irony of him using VB graphic is quite amusing. David Duke must be a CD because VB just played him!

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:32:30pm

re: #235 John Vreeland

Why is it “think think”? Am I missing something?

Good eyes. I’m sure that it’s just a typo, I read it 3 times and didn’t notice it until you pointed it out.

That’s why I’m not a copy editor.

RBS

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:33:00pm

re: #234 BeachDem

You’re wrong. The lead concentration is higher than the filters can handle, even for washing, by a huge factor.

True, but I didn’t know that when I posted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:33:32pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:33:46pm

re: #228 Skip Intro

He was always going to vote for Cruz, unless some other Republican was the nominee, then he’d be voting for him. There’s nothing complicated about DF.

I’ll take DF at his word that he won’t vote for Trump in the general election, unless or until that is shown to be false.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:33:49pm

I missed all of the Sunday talk shows today. How many of them reported Rage Furby’s HUUUUGE expose?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:34:26pm

re: #225 Charles Johnson

Curious as to why there are two “thinks” in Shapiro’s thought bubble. Duke needs to review his hate tweets before posting them.

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Brian J.  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:34:40pm

Bernie has a new endorsement just in time for tonight’s debate! It’s Don Riegle!

And you know what that means? It means that Bernie’s taken everything that animated his campaign except Clinton hatred, shoved it into a ditch, and shot it in the head!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:34:49pm

re: #152 Dark_Falcon

Which Corinth have you been to, New York, Ohio or Mississippi?

:D

Civil War Fountain

At the NPS site in the one in Mississippi there is a real neat fountain where the different blocks as you come down the stream are engraved with the different civil war battles in chronological order.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:34:53pm

E gad, I’d never looked at David Duke’s timeline before. He sounds just like Pamela Geller, except antisemitic instead of Islamophobic. Ugh, blocked.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:34:55pm

re: #233 EPR-radar

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:35:10pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And there are probably zero consequences for Lee’s grandstanding despite the harm it is doing to Flint residents.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:36:48pm

re: #247 Patricia Kayden

And there are probably zero consequences for Lee’s grandstanding despite the harm it is doing to Flint residents.

I doubt that the people in Utah who elected Mike Lee give a flying fuck about what happens to people in Flint. Same goes for the people in Texas who elected Ted Cruz.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:08pm

re: #241 Skip Intro

I missed all of the Sunday talk shows today. How many of them reported Rage Furby’s HUUUUGE expose?

I also missed all the talk shows today, but I’m going out on a limb and say approximately 0.0% of them.

RBS

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:14pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

O_o

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Jenner7  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:28pm

re: #216 Dark_Falcon

I don’t think you should make fun, considering who your front runner is. MMkay?

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stpaulbear  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:45pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

You might want to stop digging.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:58pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

Please. He wasn’t trying to poison people, but he obviously didn’t care that his policies and appointees did exactly that. The state took over providing services and he is responsible for the stonewalling at the very least.

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John Vreeland  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:37:58pm

re: #242 Patricia Kayden

I asked about that as well; I thought it was intentional. But I think it’s a common mistake; There’s a famous psychology test that involves the phrase:

PARIS
IN THE
THE SPRING

It’s so short that you can’t believe people miss the error but most people do, at least until they learn to look for it.

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Skip Intro  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:38:06pm

re: #249 Reality Based Steve

I also missed all the talk shows today, but I’m going out on a limb and say approximately 0.0% of them.

RBS

So more censorship by the media of conservatives I assume.

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Jenner7  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:38:29pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

That’s some pure bullshit right there.

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Jenner7  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:40:50pm

Not intentionally poisoning a whole town doesn’t get Snyder off the hook.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:41:24pm
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majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:41:59pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

“Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.”

True on the first part, false on the second. When Snyder appointed an emergency manager for Flint to allegedly save money, Eclectablog reported that the em told Snyder it was a very bad idea to switch the city’s water source to the Flint River. It later came out that Snyder knew the water was toxic, and that some of his officials in the environmental department, whom he appointed, and some other republicans told him about Flint’s water problem, but he chose to do nothing. He is lawyering up like a mofo at this time and charging the expenses to the citizens of Michigan.

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:42:02pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

Snyder’s emergency manager is the one who made that decision.

I decline to pretend there is a meaningful difference between Snyder and his stooges.

While it is probably true that Synder et al. did not plan a priori to poison the people of Flint, their non-responsiveness and continue obstruction (i.e., issuing orders to remain with the tainted water system in lieu of the obvious solution of switching back to the way it was before) once the disaster became clear is enough to prove that they didn’t give a crap, until forced to by bad publicity.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:42:35pm

I propose that we retire the “Ben of the Corn” graphic, because it’s contaminated beyond all recovery, and use this graphic instead:

Baby Whiplash
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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:42:42pm

Folks, EPR-radar said “declaration of war” which means you’re going out to deliberately try to harm the other side. Gov. Snyder was not actually trying to harm the people of Flint nor did he target them with acts of aggression.

So call his actions what you like, they were not ‘war’ as that term is properly understood.

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:44:15pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Folks, EPR-radar said “declaration of war” which means you’re going out to deliberately try to harm the other side. Gov. Snyder was not actually trying to harm the people of Flint nor did he target them with acts of aggression.

So call his actions what you like, they were not ‘war’ as that term is properly understood.

You went full pedant. Never go full pedant.

264
Decatur Deb  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:44:17pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Folks, EPR-radar said “declaration of war” which means you’re going out to deliberately try to harm the other side. Gov. Snyder was not actually trying to harm the people of Flint nor did he target them with acts of aggression.

So call his actions what you like, they were not ‘war’ as that term is properly understood.

How about “Declaration of Fuck Y’all”?

265
BeachDem  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:44:33pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

Have you actually done any research into the timeline of the Flint water crisis? It certainly doesn’t sound like it.

266
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:45:36pm

re: #263 EPR-radar

You went full pedant. Never go full pedant.

267
goddamnedfrank  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:46:28pm

re: #238 Dark_Falcon

True, but I didn’t know that when I posted.

So you just made some shit up instead of researching the actual situation. What was the point of that if not an innate desire to minimize the real world harm caused by Republicans so enormous that you’ll just talk right out of your ass.

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

He appointed the Emergency Manager, gave them a mandate to sacrifice everything in favor of reducing costs, he gutted the regulatory authority of the State Dept of Environmental Quality and his administration actively hid the testing results showing that the people of Flint were being poisoned with lead as a result. At the very least he’s committed fraud, gross negligence causing and exacerbating the mass poisoning of a civil population and depraved indifference to a human health catastrophe he was instrumental in creating.

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jaunte  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:46:44pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Assuming this sign remains on the door we originally placed it on.”

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Belafon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:46:59pm

A note to Ben Shapiro: no matter how hard you try, you will never be part of their group.

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sagehen  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:47:27pm

re: #96 PhillyPretzel

OT: Tonight is the series finale of Downton Abbey. Most PBS stations will be showing it at 9pm. Here is a link to my page for Downton Abbey. littlegreenfootballs.com

As long as Edith’s beau comes back for her, I’ll be happy.

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:47:33pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Folks, EPR-radar said “declaration of war” which means you’re going out to deliberately try to harm the other side. Gov. Snyder was not actually trying to harm the people of Flint nor did he target them with acts of aggression.

So call his actions what you like, they were not ‘war’ as that term is properly understood.

This would be a good moment not to be quite so literal. I know it can be difficult (seriously-I’m not trying to be snarky) but, really, a governor “declaring war” on citizens has to be an analogy.

272
Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:48:23pm

re: #240 EPR-radar

I’ll take DF at his word that he won’t vote for Trump in the general election, unless or until that is shown to be false.

I can’t take him at his word after his Cruz flip-flop.

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majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:49:00pm

War can be waged overtly or covertly, but the aims are the same: to attack and diminish one’s enemy/enemies. It’s no secret what many right-wing pols and their supporters think about the residents of some American cities. One only has to note the constant references used about the number of gun deaths in Chicago that are used to derail calls for sensible gun control legislation to understand this. They pretend that only a majority black city has gun violence problems when the truth is that America has a gun violence problem not found in any other first tier nation.

274
Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:49:11pm

re: #243 Brian J.

Bernie has a new endorsement just in time for tonight’s debate! It’s Don Riegle!

And you know what that means? It means that Bernie’s taken everything that animated his campaign except Clinton hatred, shoved it into a ditch, and shot it in the head!

Now we get to hear the Sandbaggers argue that Riegle’s nomination doesn’t go against everything that Bernie stands before because “Wall St is bad!”

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John Vreeland  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:49:31pm

Rachel Maddow did an entire segment Friday night on the effectiveness of Rick Snyder’s administration and governing philosophy. Flint stands out as a pretty egregious example of laissez-faire money-saving by dismantling civilization, but there are lots of others as well. Schools? Why should government pay for that? Let them all close. And most of us thought the post-apocalyptic dystopia was a result of a nuclear war or something. Republicans want to take us there without the war. Or with the war. Whichever, the result is still good.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:49:35pm

re: #263 EPR-radar

You went full pedant. Never go full pedant.

I was born with Full Pedant as my default setting (Seriously, my mother has stories collaborating this that happen when I was too young to remember). The times when I dial it back are the exceptions, not the rule.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:49:48pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

HE KNEW. He knew and he didn’t care and when the SOB was caught with those exposed e-mails he still sat on his ass and we all know why!

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:50:44pm

re: #271 calochortus

This would be a good moment not to be quite so literal. I know it can be difficult (seriously-I’m not trying to be snarky) but, really, a governor “declaring war” on citizens has to be an analogy.

I don’t think anything is difficult here. An opportunity to deflect away from the ground truth of the Flint water disaster was taken. That’s all.

279
The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:51:13pm

re: #216 Dark_Falcon

Dude.

You literally just told us you’re backing Ted Cruz…while pretending that Ted Cruz hasn’t made clear where he stands on a bunch of stuff. And apparently we’re all rude because we noticed that said “clear stance” is social conservative wingnut malarkey with a side of moral panic…and a steaming hot bowl of “sounds a bunch like Donald Trump”

This is officially beyond motes and beams of self-awareness issues. And also beyond the standard “have cake, but also eat cake” formula of presumptuous special pleading. This isn’t new, it’s the most vivid example of a long trend where you want not be grouped with people with insane, ugly beliefs, but want to use their insane, ugly beliefs to win.

It is polite to take your dick out your mistress before addressing the crowd about chastity.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:52:11pm

A little bit of photo relief from politics and whatever else ails the average Lizard. Was out getting some exercise (curse you Fitbit!) and lugged the camera with me.

First daffodil blooms of the year
Squirrel!

(Cornice of the Perlman Building. Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art complex.)

Cormorant touchdown
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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:52:52pm

re: #273 majii

War can be waged overtly or covertly, but the aims are the same: to attack and diminish one’s enemy/enemies. It’s no secret what many right-wing pols and their supporters think about the residents of some American cities. One only has to note the constant references used about the number of gun deaths in Chicago that are used to derail calls for sensible gun control legislation to understand this. They pretend that only a majority black city has gun violence problems when the truth is that America has a gun violence problem not found in any other first tier nation.

A dedicated GOPer getting the vapors about war language is just too funny. The GOP has always been at war vs. everything it disapproves of, according to its present orthodoxy.

Ted Cruz is preparing to take this to the next level by pretending he’s on a mission from God to bring fire and The Cross to the heathens.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:52:57pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Folks, EPR-radar said “declaration of war” which means you’re going out to deliberately try to harm the other side. Gov. Snyder was not actually trying to harm the people of Flint nor did he target them with acts of aggression.

So call his actions what you like, they were not ‘war’ as that term is properly understood.

His administration actively hid and covered up the truth for as long as possible. That resulted in more people unknowingly drinking poison when Snyder could have warned them. That’s a clear act of aggression, and his motive for allowing this ongoing harm to his constituents was to cover up and avoid the obvious personal, political and criminal consequences he faced if the news of Flint’s water quality got out.

The only reason you don’t see it as a war is because nobody you could possibly even consider caring about was harmed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:52:58pm
284
Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:53:22pm

Cruz is at least as bad as Trump. Sorry, no cookie.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:53:59pm

re: #284 Nyet

Cruz is at least as bad as Trump. Sorry, no cookie.

In some ways I’d argue worse.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:54:05pm

re: #246 Dark_Falcon

Because Snyder was at no point trying to cause Flint to have a water crisis and it was not the governor who made the decision to change the source of Flint’s water.

He’s the CEO of the state so it’s part of his responsibility to ensure all is running well, just like it’s President Obama’s job to make sure the federal government is running well. The status of “chief executive” comes with serious responsibilities. It’s all spelled out at the National Governors Association website: Governors’ Powers and Authority

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calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:56:09pm

re: #278 EPR-radar

I don’t think anything is difficult here. An opportunity to deflect away from the ground truth of the Flint water disaster was taken. That’s all.

I don’t think it is difficult, but DF (as he said in #276) is very, very literal. When you add that to written communications I do think it leads to some misunderstandings.
We ended up discussing whether unintentionally poisoning people is an act of war when done by the governor of a state. That isn’t actually the question. IMHO, anyway.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:56:14pm

Speaking of Flint and Cruz. Cruz showed what an ugly human being he really is by giving out bottled water only to the Planned Parenthood protesters in that city. Water is an essential. Someone we all need to survive. Cruz showed what an evil bastard he really is there.

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No Depression  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:56:19pm

So why exactly are all these white nationalists so obsessed with Ben Shapiro? Obviously they don’t like him because he’s Jewish, but is there something more to it than that?

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mmmirele  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:56:56pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I dropped a note on Lee’s Facebook page, first RIP to Nancy Reagan, then chastising him for what he is doing to Flint.

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Bass Reeves  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:57:42pm

FWIW, all references to Tropic Thunder will get an upding from me. I even laughed at the libtard.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:58:22pm
293
HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:58:40pm

re: #290 mmmirele

I dropped a note on Lee’s Facebook page, first RIP to Nancy Reagan, then chastising him for what he is doing to Flint.

Is it any wonder that Lee and Cruz are such good friends? Really if their states were ever hit by a disaster, they’d be the first to beg for money and here’s the big difference between Liberals and Conservatives and why I’m proud to be a liberal. I’m happy to help out conservative Utahans and Texans when disaster hits their state. The same cannot be said of them when liberal areas are hit as we saw with Sandy.

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mmmirele  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:58:52pm

re: #248 Skip Intro

I doubt that the people in Utah who elected Mike Lee give a flying fuck about what happens to people in Flint. Same goes for the people in Texas who elected Ted Cruz.

The people of Utah, most of whom live in the far north part of the state, don’t seem to care that they’re smothering under a layer of winter smog. I’d still live in SLC except for the pollution which makes the place gloomy and unlivable in the winter.

295
Bill and Opus for 2016!  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:59:41pm

re: #244 Feline Fearless Leader

[Embedded content]

At the NPS site in the one in Mississippi there is a real neat fountain where the different blocks as you come down the stream are engraved with the different civil war battles in chronological order.

I have to ask based on “The Civil War was fought over issues of Liberty:
The cost was high and many issues remain to be resolved.” text there -

Does the memorial mention slavery at all?

296
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 4:59:58pm

everybody’s a critic…
:)

297
Sherlock Hound  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:00:10pm

re: #274 Targetpractice

How is Reigel contrary to Bernie’s platform? The wiki isn’t clear.

298
Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:00:22pm

From further up in the thread, because I’ve spent the last 90 comments of time reading about the T-80…

re: #85 Testy Toad T

It’s just mind-bending how much information we have on legacy Soviet equipment compared to the stuff I was poring over as a curious kid. I never imagined having so much detail on the nitty-gritty that I was actually sighing and punching pgdn past ten thousand pixels of discussion of rangefinders and optics, but here we are.

I know, right?? There weren’t any real surprises - The Russians built stuff that was less refined and more purpose-built, with less sophisticated electronics. OK fine. But it was interesting to read that the autoloader did NOT eat people’s arms… On the other hand, simple things like having the upper turret gun mounted in a way the commander could use while staying protected, well that was skipped in favor of a three-point pedestal system. Or the odd little touches like a vibration-hammer turbine cleaner system that works at engine startup. Or how lethal their ammo was.

My impression, though was “Tanks: Not Even Once.” Are they cool to read about? Yes. Would I want to be locked in a cramped steel coffin surrounded by high explosives and dangerous chemicals, extremely vulnerable to anybody with an aircraft or a standoff weapon, which could spray me with molten shrapnel and/or cause the whole thing to “brew up”? No thank you.

I cringe every time I see a video from Syria where some dickhead screams “Allahu Akhbar!” when they hit a tank and jets of flame shoot 50 feet in the air. Tank business is just plain ugly. I’d rather take my chances with bullets.

299
majii  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:00:40pm

re: #286 CuriousLurker

What pisses me off about some on the right is their use of double standards. President Obama is held responsible for everything, even getting GOP/TPers who are stridently opposed to anything he proposes to help him govern the nation. Instead of looking at the GOP/TPers in Congress as the government welfare grifters that they are for getting paid and doing nothing, they rah! rah! rah! rallying behind them, egg them on, expect a different result, and when they don’t get it, they blame someone else. It disgusted me when Rubio claimed in the last debate that democrats “politicized” the situation in Flint. What a crass bst*rd he is for ignoring the suffering of the residents to play CYA for Snyder.

300
HappyWarrior  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:01:31pm

re: #299 majii

What pisses me off about some on the right is their use of double standards. President Obama is held responsible for everything, even getting GOP/TPers who are stridently opposed to anything he proposes to help him govern the nation. Instead of looking at the GOP/TPers in Congress as the government welfare grifters that they are for getting paid and doing nothing, they rah! rah! rah! rallying behind them, egg them on, expect a different result, and when they don’t get it, they blame someone else. It disgusted me when Rubio claimed in the last debate that democrats “politicized” the situation in Flint. What a crass bst*rd he is for ignoring the suffering of the residents to play CYA for Snyder.

Rubio can go to hell. He always bitches at President Obama. Always. I can’t wait for that hack to leave office. He’s a terrible Senator and a great example of why his party’s a joke.

301
Targetpractice  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:01:48pm

re: #297 Sherlock Hound

How is Reigel contrary to Bernie’s platform? The wiki isn’t clear.

Look up Keating Five.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:02:00pm

re: #297 Sherlock Hound

How is Reigel contrary to Bernie’s platform? The wiki isn’t clear.

Keating Five, among other things.

303
calochortus  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:02:09pm

And it’s time to go start making dinner.

Laterz.

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EPR-radar  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:03:55pm

re: #295 Bill and Opus for 2016!

I have to ask based on “The Civil War was fought over issues of Liberty:
The cost was high and many issues remain to be resolved.” text there -

Does the memorial mention slavery at all?

I spotted that as well. It wouldn’t surprise me if slavery is never explicitly mentioned there. This is Mississippi, after all.

“issues of Liberty” in isolation really is perfectly ambiguous. It could be read as giving support to the lost causers or to the descendants of slaves.

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Nyet  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:03:58pm

re: #289 No Depression

So why exactly are all these white nationalists so obsessed with Ben Shapiro? Obviously they don’t like him because he’s Jewish, but is there something more to it than that?

Long story short:

1. Shapiro is a Breitbrat, like Milo.
2. Shapiro is anti-Trump, Milo and lots of “chan 4” white supremacists are pro-Trump.
3. Milo and Ben had public spats because of Trump (which they do “jokingly”, but Ben’s discomfort is visible).

So it would seem that those folks are more or less Milo’s chan4 audience.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:07:27pm

re: #298 Pawn of the Oppressor

From further up in the thread, because I’ve spent the last 90 comments of time reading about the T-80…

I know, right?? There weren’t any real surprises - The Russians built stuff that was less refined and more purpose-built, with less sophisticated electronics. OK fine. But it was interesting to read that the autoloader did NOT eat people’s arms… On the other hand, simple things like having the upper turret gun mounted in a way the commander could use while staying protected, well that was skipped in favor of a three-point pedestal system. Or the odd little touches like a vibration-hammer turbine cleaner system that works at engine startup. Or how lethal their ammo was.

My impression, though was “Tanks: Not Even Once.” Are they cool to read about? Yes. Would I want to be locked in a cramped steel coffin surrounded by high explosives and dangerous chemicals, extremely vulnerable to anybody with an aircraft or a standoff weapon, which could spray me with molten shrapnel and/or cause the whole thing to “brew up”? No thank you.

I cringe every time I see a video from Syria where some dickhead screams “Allahu Akhbar!” when they hit a tank and jets of flame shoot 50 feet in the air. Tank business is just plain ugly. I’d rather take my chances with bullets.

Glad you found the link useful. And remember that the T-72s used by Syria are all the original version, the 2nd model T-72A, or the export models (T-72M and T-72M1). None are the better armored T-72B.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:08:03pm

re: #295 Bill and Opus for 2016!

I have to ask based on “The Civil War was fought over issues of Liberty:
The cost was high and many issues remain to be resolved.” text there -

Does the memorial mention slavery at all?

I want to say “Yes” but none of my pictures confirm it. The three plaques visible beyond the one you can read I think include something related to the 13th Amendment.

civilwarnews.com

(13th, 14th, and 15th amendment according to this link.)

308
Dark_Falcon  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:08:19pm

Heading upstairs…

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fern01  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:22:48pm

re: #238 Dark_Falcon

True, but I didn’t know that when I posted.

Seems to be much about the Flint Water that you don’t know - did you know Utah Sen Lee has put a hold on providing federal funds to Flint

nbcnews.com

Cruz lifted his hold - because not looking good on the campaign trail - so Lee stood in for him.

310
William Lewis  Mar 6, 2016 • 5:31:18pm

re: #298 Pawn of the Oppressor

I was in Tanks (M-60A3) and then in Infantry (straight leg). While I can sympathize with Willie ‘n’ Joe that “A movin’ foxhole. attracts th’ eye.” I can also remember my boots and 70+ lb ruck. I’ll take the 45 ton steel coffin any day.

311
Whack-A-Mole  Mar 6, 2016 • 7:18:23pm

re: #149 Lidane

Awwwww…that’s so cute I almost overdosed on it. Luckily there were pictures of CCJ in the thread so I had a very quick antidote!

312
teleskiguy  Mar 6, 2016 • 7:57:24pm

re: #279 The Ghost of Bork Bork Bork Bork

It is polite to take your dick out your mistress before addressing the crowd about chastity.

313
Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 6, 2016 • 10:35:35pm

re: #238 Dark_Falcon

True, but I didn’t know that when I posted.

When has that ever stopped you?

314
JoyP  Mar 7, 2016 • 6:04:28am

Females have been taught from a young age when you see men who look like that to be wary and run if you encounter them in an alley. Speaking of racists, aren’t they also racists against Asians? Just sayn’

315
Jebediah, RBG  Mar 7, 2016 • 2:11:37pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

Which ever so conveniently allows you to dismiss the substance of the criticism of Cruz.

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Agnostick  Mar 8, 2016 • 12:12:52pm

Can someone here with a bit more experience please shed some light on this news site called “World Daily Online“…?

Is this another one of the Ginger Avenger’s properties? It seems to be just someone’s cowardly news aggregator (there seems to be a particular obsession with one of President Obama’s daughters—pretty high “ick!” factor, IMHO).

Whoever “wdo” is, (s)he did link to a video from the GotNews YouTube channel. So, this has me wondering…


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