Breaking: Jury Awards Hulk Hogan $115M in Damages in Gawker Libel Suit

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Just coming in: the jury has sided with Hulk Hogan in his lawsuit against Gawker for publishing a sex tape, and awarded him $115 million in compensatory damages.

This is going to send shivers down the spine of the US journalism business. As someone who’s been dishonestly slimed by them myself, I’m not crying for Gawker, but the implications for the media business are huge.

I assume Gawker will now appeal this verdict, because this award is wildly excessive; gigantic enough to end them.

UPDATE at 3/18/16 4:18:59 pm by Charles Johnson
UPDATE at 3/18/16 4:25:24 pm by Charles Johnson

And of course, Rage Furby Chuck C. Johnson is trying to claim credit (as he does for almost every breaking news story), even though he had absolutely nothing to do with it, and his own spurious suit against Gawker was thrown out of court.

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470 comments

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:16:43pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:17:38pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:19:13pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:19:29pm

Please don’t post a link to the video, I’m begging you.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:19:42pm

The world would be better off without the likes of Gawker.

Gawker Slammed for Story Outing Condé Nast Exec

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:19:44pm
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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:20:27pm

The verdict breaks down at roughly half for economic damages, and half emotional damages.

The jury seems set on making a point, but it just seems excessive on both parts.

I don’t know how much this cost Hogan economically, I don’t think it’s anywhere near $60 million (and considering how many people have actually gotten their start with a sex tape - Kardashian comes to mind), I wonder about economic losses beyond what the WWE contract was.

As for the emotional distress, that could be plausible, but it’s still on the high side. I just don’t know what similar cases have brought.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:20:46pm

re: #5 Nyet

The world would be better off without the likes of Gawker.

If Gawker goes out of business their niche will just be taken over by the next guy.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:21:15pm

You know that CCJ is going to demand a cut of this just because journalism.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:22:27pm

re: #8 freetoken

If Gawker goes out of business their niche will just be taken over by the next guy.

And if they act like Gawker they will also (hopefully) go down.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:24:17pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:26:17pm

Sorry for ot

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:26:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:26:36pm

There he goes, trying to claim credit, of course.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:26:36pm

re: #7 lawhawk

Hogan’s last employment was as a judge on WWE’s last season of Tough Enough, a show only on their own branded network, and certainly a gig that was only worth a pittance compared to his big paydays decades ago.

Otherwise, whatever royalties Hogan would have received from WWE were not affected by him being dropped.

Hogan… er, Terry Bollea, had no other big deal since WWE would have him on an exclusive contract regarding any “sports entertainment”.

So unless Bollea had some movie, or book, deal that somehow fell through, I don’t know how much income he really would have lost.

I bet very little.

Gawker are not nice people, but I think the jury went overboard with their award of actual damages.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:26:37pm
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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:27:13pm

All I’m saying is, somebody hire io9 editor and writer Charlie Jane Anders.

Other than that: Gawker has really fucked up by taking deeply private stuff and pretending its “news.”

Ironically, certain alt-right nuts that hate Gawker will be delighted that the site is taken down for doing the same shit they do every chance they get. Because assholes.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:30:26pm

I bet Ben Shapiro has already sent his resume to Hulk Hogan telling him he’d be a great at running Hulk’s newly won website.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:31:44pm

re: #12 Stanley Sea

Sorry for ot

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“However, we’ll be happy to offer Mr. Trump all the air time he wants anytime he wishes to appear on Fox”.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:33:33pm

Sad to see the end of such a great friendship.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:34:55pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

There he goes, trying to claim credit, of course.

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This is like when your girlfriend opens a jar after you’ve failed and you go, “yeah, but I loosened it”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:36:26pm

Yet again, Chuck avoids any consequences for his actions.

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:37:17pm

Gawker goes down…TMZ will start a political sleaze site.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:38:38pm

re: #22 GlutenFreeJesus

Yeah, but… he’s still Chuck.
Not many people I would wish that upon.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:39:14pm

re: #20 Ace-o-aces

Speaking of Milo Snopolopolus,

This week’s SF Breitbart meetup canceled

The owner of The Chapel in the Mission tells SFGATE “We had no idea” that the group who had booked the Vestry for a meetup event was associated with Breitbart.

Stating that the event has been canceled, owner Jack Knowles says that the event organizers obscured the fact that they were associated with the site and rather told Chapel bookers that they were a group of Republicans.

“They were very sneaky,” Knowles said. “I’m in favor of free speech, but this is not about free speech.”

…..

Also attending the event is (recently de-verified) Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a key player in the discussion around verbally abusive behavior on Twitter and free speech. The writer’s check mark was supposedly removed after he violated Twitter’s abusive speech policy.

sfgate.com

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:39:19pm
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KGxvi  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:45:33pm
This is going to send shivers down the spine of the US journalism business. As someone who’s been dishonestly slimed by them myself, I’m not crying for Gawker, but the implications for the media business are huge.

I am not so sure about this point. Just because someone is a public person, does not mean that they give up all right to privacy. I find it hard to believe that a Hulk Hogan sex tape falls into the “free flow of ideas and opinions on matters of public interest and concern” that the Courts have traditionally protected in cases like Hustler Magazine v Falwell (where the court voided a jury award for emotional distress due to a parody run in the magazine).

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:48:19pm

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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:48:52pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

There he goes, trying to claim credit, of course.

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I bet he goes on a bender this weekend stewing over all the money he hasn’t gotten.

Not that I want to read it or anything…

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:48:56pm
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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:50:27pm

The thing about the Internet is that anything you write will last forever. Someone will dig it up.

Case in point:

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:52:34pm

re: #27 KGxvi

I’m already seeing a lot of journalists on Twitter talking about dire 1st Amendment implications.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:54:09pm

re: #31 lawhawk

The thing about the Internet is that anything you write will last forever. Someone will dig it up.

Case in point:

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Ha!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:55:00pm

Fox News Channel blasted Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s comments about star anchor Megyn Kelly, saying that he had an “extreme, sick obsession” with her and that they were “beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate”

the mischief of it is that they want cruz

trump is merely the incorrect variety of asshole

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:55:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 4:57:12pm

re: #34 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Fox News Channel blasted Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s comments about star anchor Megyn Kelly, saying that he had an “extreme, sick obsession” with her and that they were “beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate”

the mischief of it is that they want cruz

trump is merely the incorrect variety of asshole

Yep theocratic flavored.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:01:42pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Yep theocratic flavored.

but also spouting the approved corporation- friendly “conservative philosophy”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:02:07pm

re: #37 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

but also spouting the approved corporation- friendly “conservative philosophy”

Yes that too.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:02:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:06:47pm

Chuck’s getting fired up to start an all-night raving session.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:07:11pm

Thanks a lot, Harry.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:07:58pm

re: #39 Nyet

A very righteous rant:

I’m for Bernie. And some Bernie fans piss me off, too.

Damn good rant.

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lawhawk  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:08:15pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

Chucky doesn’t get the difference between civil court and criminal court. Figures.

Especially since Chucky couldn’t be bothered with key jurisdictional issues in his own case against Gawker.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:08:20pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

Chuck’s getting fired up to start an all-night raving session.

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I’m not sure I understand why Rage is happy about “opening up libel laws”.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:09:39pm

I’m just laughing over here. Chuck actually thinks Nick Denton is going to prison for this. What the fuck, Chuck.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:10:47pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

I’m just laughing over here. Chuck actually thinks Nick Denton is going to prison for this. What the fuck, Chuck.

The Rage Furby says a lot of things. Thinking, however, appears to be beyond him.

Evening Lizardim.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:11:29pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

You can bet there’s going to be an appeal, and the dollar amount will be substantially reduced (as they usually are.) Hogan’s salad days have long passed - he was already getting a divorce during the filming, and the fact that the judge did not allow the calling of the true perp (Bubba Clem) limited Gawker’s defense.

And the Rage Furby can take a flying fuck through a donut hole-plus he still has his pro se suit still sitting in court-he better get busy if he wants any of that Gawker cash…..

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:11:46pm

Wonder how Rage Furby feels about the R establishment lining up to back Cruz.

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:12:37pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

Wonder how Rage Furby feels about the R establishment lining up to back Cruz.

He’ll take credit for it and demand a job in the Cruz administration.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:13:22pm

re: #50 Skip Intro

He’ll take credit for it and demand a job in the Cruz administration.

Yeah sounds like him.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:15:27pm

Can’t wait for the day when Bernie actively and forcefully campaigns for Hillary and the hardcore Berniebots go headsplodey.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:15:56pm

re: #39 Nyet

A very righteous rant:

I’m for Bernie. And some Bernie fans piss me off, too.

I expressed the same sentiment the other day, that if you are prepared to drag the nation through the bowels of Hell for 4-8 years out of spite, then you’re not progressive in any sense of the word. If you’re willing to consign millions of your fellow Americans to all sorts of hardship and pain just because you didn’t get the candidate you wanted, then you’re just a spoiled child throwing a temper tantrum.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:17:10pm

re: #39 Nyet

A very righteous rant:

I’m for Bernie. And some Bernie fans piss me off, too.

roger that!

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:18:24pm

re: #50 Skip Intro

He’ll take credit for it and demand a job in the Cruz administration.

Rage Furby is starting to remind me of the guy who shot President Garfield, he gave a speech about Garfield on a New York street corner and thought that he deserved the Ambassadorship to France because of it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:18:43pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

I expressed the same sentiment the other day, that if you are prepared to drag the nation through the bowels of Hell for 4-8 years out of spite, then you’re not progressive in any sense of the word. If you’re willing to consign millions of your fellow Americans to all sorts of hardship and pain just because you didn’t get the candidate you wanted, then you’re just a spoiled child throwing a temper tantrum.

Exactly. It’s a statement to me that oozes privilege and entitlement.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:19:23pm

The amazing thing is that the Rage Furby actually has weirdo fans who take this crazy shit he says at face value. They’re congratulating him on his big win against Gawker. It’s like… what the fuck is wrong with these people?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:20:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:20:01pm

re: #55 b.d.

Rage Furby is starting to remind me of the guy who shot President Garfield, he gave a speech about Garfield on a New York street corner and thought that he deserved the Ambassadorship to France because of it.

Haha Guiteau yes.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:20:08pm

re: #52 Nyet

He won’t. He never bothered campaigning for anyone else, ever. This will be no different. He will just disappear back to Vermont. He may give a tacit endorsement to Hillary, and that will be it. But his fans won’t follow.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:20:30pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

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As Frank said, white privilege in America.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:20:56pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

The amazing thing is that the Rage Furby actually has weirdo fans who take this crazy shit he says at face value. They’re congratulating him on his big win against Gawker. It’s like… what the fuck is wrong with these people?

The need for vicarious failure.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:21:28pm

The Rage Furby’s just getting started - he’ll post a much longer rant at his blog about this, guaranteed, and he’ll have talked himself into claiming even more credit by then, once he’s about a third of the way into a bottle of Scotch.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:22:29pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

The amazing thing is that the Rage Furby actually has weirdo fans who take this crazy shit he says at face value. They’re congratulating him on his big win against Gawker. It’s like… what the fuck is wrong with these people?

Rage Furby should be pissed, surly he is still under the delusion that he’ll beat Gawker in court but now he’d be 2nd in line at the payables office behind Hulk if he wins?

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:23:49pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

He won’t. He never bothered campaigning for anyone else, ever. This will be no different. He will just disappear back to Vermont. He may give a tacit endorsement to Hillary, and that will be it. But his fans won’t follow.

That’s been my thought as I’ve watched him in this election and read up on his past, that beneath that “kindly old grandpa” facade is an egotistical jerk who thinks he’s the center of the “revolution.” Which means he’ll take every possible step he can to contest the nomination and, when all that fails, proceed to stomp off while insisting that it was “stolen” from him by the party leadership.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:24:03pm

On another note, the Sundance show “Hap and Leonard” is really great. There’s so much good TV being made these days on the cable channels, Netflix and Amazon.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:24:36pm

re: #60 GlutenFreeJesus

He won’t. He never bothered campaigning for anyone else, ever. This will be no different. He will just disappear back to Vermont. He may give a tacit endorsement to Hillary, and that will be it. But his fans won’t follow.

I can’t predict the future, but he has indicated that Hillary on her worst day is better than any R on his best day. I think he’ll come through.

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Franklin  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:25:01pm

re: #48 Eric The Fruit Bat

You can bet there’s going to be an appeal, and the dollar amount will be substantially reduced (as they usually are.) Hogan’s salad days have long passed - he was already getting a divorce during the filming, and the fact that the judge did not allow the calling of the true perp (Bubba Clem) limited Gawker’s defense.

And the Rage Furby can take a flying fuck through a donut hole-plus he still has his pro se suit still sitting in court-he better get busy if he wants any of that Gawker cash…..

Hogan’s salad

#greatbandname

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:28:50pm

I’m seeing a lot of people lazily compare the Hulk v. Gawker case to that of Erin Andrews. This is patently ridiculous because Hulk wasn’t stalked, he wasn’t in his own paid for hotel room, and nobody involved in this particluar lawsuit had any real fiduciary duty to protect his privacy.

You can plausibly argue that he had a reasonable sense of privacy in his friend’s bedroom, consensually boning his friend’s wife with his friend’s knowledge, whether or not he knew he was being recorded. That still doesn’t make this case remotely like Andrews’ lawsuit. Which is what makes the disparity in jury awards so egregious, in Andrews’ case her health and safety were put in literal jeopardy by the hotel employee who gave the stalker her schedule and booked him a room next to hers.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:29:07pm

re: #67 Nyet

I can’t predict the future, but he has indicated that Hillary on her worst day is better than any R on his best day. I think he’ll come through.

I agree. He knows what will happen if Republicans win.

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Franklin  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:29:32pm

Is Hulk Hogan contractually obligated to maintain that handlebar mustache?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:30:26pm

He’ll endorse her. I don’t know if he’ll campaign with her like Clinton did for Obama though.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:31:14pm

re: #71 Franklin

Is Hulk Hogan contractually obligated to maintain that handlebar mustache?

Someone commented on the court allowing him to wear the do-rag. Most instances all hats must be removed.

I mean he claimed to be Terry Bollea, not Hulk Hogan. Well then, show your dome.

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Franklin  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:31:39pm

I’m at the point of the night beer wise that this is just looping on my screen

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:32:06pm

re: #71 Franklin

Is Hulk Hogan contractually obligated to maintain that handlebar mustache?

if he doesnt, the year will magically stop being 1974 forever

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:33:33pm

re: #74 Franklin

Speaking of CBS, it looks like they’re putting their radio network up for sale.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:36:07pm
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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:37:34pm

re: #73 Stanley Sea

Someone commented on the court allowing him to wear the do-rag. Most instances all hats must be removed.

I mean he claimed to be Terry Bollea, not Hulk Hogan. Well then, show your dome.

There is only one person important enough for The Hulk takes his do-rag off for!

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:38:28pm

Look at all that absolutely no one coming across.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:39:47pm

Brilliant.

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KGxvi  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:44:18pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

I’m already seeing a lot of journalists on Twitter talking about dire 1st Amendment implications.

I have a feeling that this case may end up being one which tests the outer limits of First Amendment protections. And to be honest, I’m not sure what the right answer is - celebrities and public figures deserve the right to privacy as much as anyone else does; but limiting the press is always dangerous.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:45:58pm

re: #78 b.d.

There is only one person important enough for The Hulk takes his do-rag off for!

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how can it be a do-rag if he doesnt have enuf hair to do?

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KGxvi  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:45:59pm

re: #79 jaunte

It’s going to be a shame when that view is ruined by a 5000 foot high wall with sniper towers on it.

re: #80 jaunte

As if Cruz would vote yay to authorize funds to move the White House.

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EPR-radar  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:46:12pm

re: #81 KGxvi

I have a feeling that this case may end up being one which tests the outer limits of First Amendment protections. And to be honest, I’m not sure what the right answer is - celebrities and public figures deserve the right to privacy as much as anyone else does; but limiting the press is always dangerous.

I know there is no way to really implement this suggestion, but I’d be much more comfortable with expansive 1st amendment protections for the press if they actually did their damn jobs.

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EPR-radar  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:47:10pm

re: #82 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

how can it be a do-rag if he doesnt have enuf hair to do?

Because hide-the-chrome-dome-rag is too long?

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:47:36pm

re: #83 KGxvi

“Oh yeah, so move the White House to the border” is possibly the dumbest response he could have given.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:49:44pm
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KGxvi  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:49:57pm

re: #84 EPR-radar

I know there is no way to really implement this suggestion, but I’d be much more comfortable with expansive 1st amendment protections for the press if they actually did their damn jobs.

Part of the thing that bothers me about this case is that it feels a lot like paparazzi cases. There really doesn’t feel like there’s anything newsworthy in this story, it’s all… for lack of a better term… purient interest stuff. I don’t see any value in seeing pictures of [insert famous person here] without makeup or out of shape getting a cup of coffee in sweatpants. Yet that gets the same protection as an investigative journalist seeking out corruption in government.

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D_Red  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:52:22pm

Chuck, Breitbart and their ilk are obsessed with exposing “frauds”, “cucking”, and dodgily obtained video evidence…and they’re all celebrating this verdict.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:52:42pm

swizzle stick

im sorry the memory of a long forgotten item of the culture of the previous century just intruded into my consciousness

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:54:11pm

re: #90 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

swizzle stick

im sorry the memory of a long forgotten item of the previous century just intruded into my consciousness

Tiki bars have the best swizzle sticks.

We have an awesome pair from Latitude 29 in New Orleans.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:54:20pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

Maybe-then again, there maybe some ratings sniping going on between her and the old fabulist himself Bill O’Lieley (if you believe the bull being reported by Dylan Byers and CNN)

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:54:25pm

re: #20 Ace-o-aces

Sad to see the end of such a great friendship.

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It’s so interesting to see little Benji Baratheon sniff around the edges of an idea, and come sooooooo close to seeing the truth, but not “grok” it fully.

Benji, Trumpies don’t think Trump is their daddy, because they don’t yet realize how badly they WANT a daddy to tell them what to do. You’re right about the impulse, but you refuse to admit that psychological dysfunction plays as strong a role on your side of the political spectrum, as you claim it does on the other.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:55:39pm
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CuriousLurker  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:56:58pm

OT: Looks like Ritzy won’t be trolling any mosques for a while.

Oregon standoff defendant Jon Ritzheimer allowed to return to Arizona under home detention

Jon Ritzheimer, accused of being one of the first to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in January, will be able to return to Arizona under GPS monitoring, a curfew and home detention, a judge ordered Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones said he was worried about Ritzheimer’s mental state, noting reports that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from two tours in Iraq during his 11 years of Marine Corps service. But Jones said he would follow the recommendation of pretrial services.

“We’re going to have a really tight leash on you. I mean really tight,” Jones told Ritzheimer. “I will have zero tolerance on any violation … you touch another weapon and you’re history” […]

“He responds to events that he disagrees with by calling for an armed uprising,” Barrow wrote in a court filing. […]

oregonlive.com

Barrow is an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Below is the court document filed by the feds in opposition to Ritzheimer’s pretrial release.

Things are getting real for these idiots. I can’t manage to work up any empathy for this one—every time I start to feel a twinge of it, his antics from last summer flash before my eyes and my heart goes stone cold: “Let him rot. He brought it all on himself.”

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:58:35pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

For those not in the know, Gawker tried to slander our humble host by trying to link him to Anders Brevik, a filthy slander that has no basis in reality.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:59:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 5:59:20pm

re: #95 CuriousLurker

Ritzheimer and his pals have been pushing the limits of legal free expression for a long time, and they finally stepped over the line into outright criminality. No sympathy here.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:05:17pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

He should inform the Census Bureau.

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:07:50pm

re: #95 CuriousLurker

Hey CL, thought of you last night. I posted about seeing a Facebook post from a friend of mine. Seems a girl in her daughter’s class came to school in a green hijab for St Patrick’s day. A good time was had by all. Hope for the melting pot yet…

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:08:21pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

I talk about it.

But yes, in general, our society doesn’t really want to dwell on these things.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:10:07pm

re: #100 William Lewis

Hey CL, thought of you last night. I posted about seeing a Facebook post from a friend of mine. Seems a girl in her daughter’s class came to school in a green hijab for St Patrick’s day. A good time was had by all. Hope for the melting pot yet…

Heh, that’s too cute. Hope after all indeed. ;-)

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:10:49pm

re: #45 gocart mozart

What? The pastor has no sound?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:12:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:13:22pm

Chuck Johnson is now banging out his blog post about the Gawker verdict, in between gulps of Wild Turkey.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:14:04pm

re: #101 freetoken

I talk about it.

*Of course* you talk it, you wouldn’t be freetoken otherwise.

:)

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:14:12pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:14:38pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

Chuck Johnson is now banging out his blog post about the Gawker verdict, in between gulps of Wild Turkey Old Crow.

FTFY

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:15:11pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

Mad Dog 20/20?

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:18:41pm

re: #108 teleskiguy

FTFY

Well, he’s banging out something, anyway.

Do any of us really want to know any of the details?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:19:56pm

re: #110 ipsos

Nope. I am out of brain bleach.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:20:03pm

I’ve no skin in the Gawker v. Terry Bollea game. It’s like arguing the merits and negative aspects of a crashing locomotive hauling gasoline versus a tire fire.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:21:30pm

re: #95 CuriousLurker

Oops, left out the link to the article. Fixed now.

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Ritzheimer and his pals have been pushing the limits of legal free expression for a long time, and they finally stepped over the line into outright criminality. No sympathy here.

Federal court is no joke. I mean, man, when you’re standing there in a jail uniform in the cold light of day and a lawyer is reading out all the stunts you’ve pulled to a federal judge, all that “patriot” crap must begin to pale pretty damned quickly.

I think I’m gonna go binge-watch some more episodes of season three of House of Cards.

G’nite, lizards.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:23:35pm
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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:24:15pm

re: #113 CuriousLurker

As much as it was exhausting to wait for the justice to catch up to these assholes, it’s exhilarating to see it at work.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:24:53pm

Got this from a Bernie puritan today:

By all means, then, stay at home or throw away your vote on the Greens or the Friends of the Moon or whatever. Just get used to saying, or at least hearing, “President Trump” if you do though.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:25:07pm

Let’s see. We’ll be using these metaphors often. A list:

1. Dumpster fire
2. Tire fire
3. Train wreck
4. Septic leak
5. Raw sewage
…innumerable more I’m sure.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:28:13pm

This whole use of the slur “cuck” should be a red flag for any decent person. How debased and infantile these “alt-right” fucks are.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:28:48pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

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Is this one of those “white genocide” dudes? Dark people are breeding to kill off whitey!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:29:46pm

re: #114 Charles Johnson

The Ben Shapiro/Milo Yiannopoulos feud is getting truly vicious now. It’s sad when wingnuts attack each other.

Giphy

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:30:12pm

re: #119 Barefoot Grin

Is this one of those “white genocide” dudes? Dark people are breeding to kill off whitey!

Uh, no.

Jay Bentley is a founding member and bassist for punk rock band Bad Religion.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:31:31pm

re: #119 Barefoot Grin

This almost merits a downding. Almost. I’ll assume ignorance.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:34:08pm

You know what? Fuck it. That gets a downding for being pretty fucking stupid. Come in here thinking one of my heroes is some kind of white supremacist asshole. Nope.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:34:48pm

re: #114 Charles Johnson

The term cuck or cuckservative is sooooo heinous.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:36:21pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

Not everybody knows that dude. I don’t. In the context of the topics discussed by us here it’s easy to see how this tweet about nobody talking about the doubled population could arouse suspicion.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:36:33pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

Uh, no.

Jay Bentley is a founding member and bassist for punk rock band Bad Religion.

Oh. Sorry, should have done a google.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:36:38pm

re: #122 teleskiguy

This almost merits a downding. Almost. I’ll assume ignorance.

I would assume ignorance. I have no idea who that person is or the band you mentioned.

In general, unless a Lizard has really earned the assumption of bad faith, I give them the benefit of the doubt.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:37:26pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

You know what? Fuck it. That gets a downding for being pretty fucking stupid. Come in here thinking one of my heroes is some kind of white supremacist asshole. Nope.

That gets a downding for being overly sensitive about a hero.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:37:34pm

re: #125 Nyet

It’s also really easy to find out about people/places/things with this internet thingy. Just click on dude’s photo and his whole Twitter shows up!

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:38:25pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

True, but BG just asked a question. No biggie imho :)

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:39:00pm

It’s odd that he would claim “no one” is talking about population increase. He might not have looked.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:39:06pm

Ya’ll have probable seen this, but it showed up again in my timeline & ha.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:39:12pm

re: #120 FormerDirtDart

You read my fucking mind. I was in the process of finding that on Youtube for exactly this purpose.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:40:36pm

re: #130 Nyet

No biggie imho :)

Look at my furrows of worry!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:41:30pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:42:12pm

re: #131 jaunte

I’m pretty sure Jay is talking about media, population in general, etc. I mean, I follow @conradhackett on Twitter and he’s thorough in his analysis of populations.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:42:41pm

Sorry, teleski. That was so out of the blue when the direction of conversation here has been about white supremacy and white genocide for weeks. I didn’t think it had escaped anyone’s attention that we have a population boom. But usually the focus is on which part of the population is booming. I’ll upding you somewhere to make up.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:45:11pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:47:43pm

Note to self: Don’t post vague tweets by nobodies.

MUST. NOT. POST.

Couldn’t help it.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:48:56pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:48:57pm

re: #123 teleskiguy

re: #128 Barefoot Grin

Robocop 2 - BEHAVE YOURSELVES

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:50:59pm

re: #141 goddamnedfrank

Remember when LGF comments were a fight fest?

You had to decide to jump in. Well, that was my experience.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:51:02pm

re: #139 teleskiguy

by nobodies.

“Nobody” in #125 referred to “no one, and I mean NO ONE, ever talks about …”

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:52:28pm

re: #143 Nyet

“Nobody” in #125 referred to “no one, and I mean NO ONE, ever talks about …”

Stupid generalization, I know. What do expect from a professional punk rocker?

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:52:35pm

*now kiss.jpg*

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:55:16pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:55:28pm

Good question.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:55:46pm

OK people who like to cook. Follow this twitter, visit the blog, make the dinners.

She’s really awesome. I’m making the mac n cheese for Easter.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:56:04pm

re: #144 teleskiguy

Stupid generalization, I know. What do expect from a professional punk rocker?

I like punk, but I’ll admit that his band was not on my radar (even though I know they are famous). I used to play in a band fronted by the brother of the bassist for a semi-famous DC punk band called Marginal Man. Yeah, I know. Weak.

My favorite band of the punk era was The Only Ones. “The punks called them hippies and the hippies called them punks.”

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:56:11pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:56:14pm

Chuck’s getting good and liquored up now, and starting to claim credit outright. This guy.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:57:56pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

Good question.

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So basically, a plaintiff chooses the amt of damages, they present it to a jury & if the jury agrees, it’s to be paid?

Like, they don’t go for enough in the wrongful death cases, obviously. Or black.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:58:28pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:59:03pm

re: #146 Nyet

I’m old.

Deep Purple - No One Came

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:59:39pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 6:59:59pm

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

Recipe For Hate

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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:00:36pm

re: #149 Barefoot Grin

I like punk, but I’ll admit that his band was not on my radar (even though I know they are famous). I used to play in a band fronted by the brother of the bassist for a semi-famous DC punk band called Marginal Man. Yeah, I know. Weak.

My favorite band of the punk era was The Only Ones. “The punks called them hippies and the hippies called them punks.”

Another Girl, Another Planet. Cool band. The drummer was from a kind of heavy 70’s band called Spooky Tooth.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:01:19pm

Wheee, the beads I needed to finish my mom’s birthday/Christmas/mother’s day/everything present arrived. Just in time, since Mom arrives tomorrow. Hah.

Only one tiny mistake in there.

More artsy photos below the tag, saving those who don’t care. See? I care for my fellow Lizards.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:02:18pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:02:38pm

re: #158 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That is beautiful.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:06:20pm

Bad Religion published this song way back in 2000.

Bad Religion - I Love My Computer - The New America

I love my computer
You’re always in the mood
I get so turned on
When I turn on you

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:07:21pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Produced by Ric Ocasek Todd Rundgren.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:07:34pm

The “Lion Guard”.

EEEEEPICCCCC. FAAAAAACE. PAAAAAAAALLMMMMMM.

These fucknauts are as predictable as a sunrise. Did I call it, or what? I fucking knew they’d make a little gang and it took days, not weeks.

We’re still on track for them to kill somebody before the month is out. GOD BLESS AMERICA. ><

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:08:21pm

re: #160 PhillyPretzel

That is beautiful.

Thank you!

The piece is called Azalea, and when my parents bought their current house, Mom planted some azalea bushes in front of the porch. Every year for Mother’s Day, we’d have a picture taken with her and us girls behind the azalea bushes, which were almost always in bloom.

I don’t get home for Mother’s Day anymore, and I think my parents are going to sell the house in a year or two and it’s going to be really sad for my mom, so my hope is that she’ll always be able to look at this and remember.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:09:12pm

re: #156 teleskiguy

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Video

Nice. I’ve been trying to think of what I considered punk in the day and realize that nearly everything I liked, including the Sex Pistols, was probably too melodic for the American versions in LA and DC.

I loved this band, but they were really punk/pub/lagerlads:

999 - Homicide

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:10:07pm

Trump in SLC:

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:10:22pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

Damn. “Moroccan-style Sheperd’s Pie” looks incredible.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:11:06pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:12:32pm

re: #165 Barefoot Grin

These guys sound like Slade. I think Slade was better. They were the first hair metal band.

Slade - Gudbuy T’ Jane

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:14:04pm

This is a punk rock song.

Minutemen - The Punch Line

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:14:42pm
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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:16:00pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

Bad Religion published this song way back in 2000.

[Embedded content]

I love my computer
You’re always in the mood
I get so turned on
When I turn on you

That was one of the last Todd Rundgren outside productions. After a career of producing some of the most popular (We’re An American Band, Bat Out of Hell) and most critically acclaimed (Skylarking) albums ever made, the business changed to the point that the only celebrity producers who get good money are those manufacturing teen hits.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:16:03pm

Last song I listened to before getting out of the truck, absolute classic.

The Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion HQ

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:16:52pm

re: #166 jaunte

Trump in SLC:

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Hitting the religious bigotry like clockwork.

Jenner is there.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:17:23pm

re: #167 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Damn. “Moroccan-style Sheperd’s Pie” looks incredible.

If I lived in VA, I’d hire her. Whatever the cost. Fill my freezer!

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:17:57pm

re: #171 teleskiguy

This is a punk rock song.

[Embedded content]

Indeed.re: #172 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Video

Now that’s just fucking creepy.

Here is a nearly punk song:

The Only Ones - Language Problem (Peel Session)

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:18:09pm

re: #173 bratwurst

Oh shit! You’re right. Todd Rundgren produced that album. Ric Ocasek produced “The Grey Race” in 1996.

That’s something. Ric Ocasek and Todd Rundgren produced albums for Bad Religion ostensibly to make money for some record company. How weird!

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EPR-radar  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:18:30pm

re: #116 Shiplord Kirel

Got this from a Bernie puritan today:

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By all means, then, stay at home or throw away your vote on the Greens or the Friends of the Moon or whatever. Just get used to saying, or at least hearing, “President Trump” if you do though.

People like this need to realize that as long as the GOP remains the raging dumpster fire that it is, voting Democrat in every contested general election is simply an obligation of any civilized person.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:19:55pm

re: #179 EPR-radar

People like this need to realize that as long as the GOP remains the raging dumpster fire that it is, voting Democrat in every contested general election is simply an obligation of any civilized person.

But some Hillary supporter hurt their fee fees!

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Shimshon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:20:24pm

The difference in comments on the internet about the Erin Andrews case and this case is a nice example of misogyny and double standards. People hate Gawker and they are cheering on this verdict. Flash back very recently and Erin Andrews was called every slur word in the book after she received half this sum. The internet is really turning into a dump of stupidity.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:21:20pm

re: #178 teleskiguy

And I didn’t miss the EDIT window.

It’s been a good day. Things have worked out nicely.

Instagram

Ski bases covered with wind-blown snow. #VailLive

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:22:06pm

re: #181 Shimshon

Stupid travels faster than light.

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:22:44pm

re: #178 teleskiguy

Oh shit! You’re right. Todd Rundgren produced that album. Ric Ocasek produced “The Grey Race” in 1996.

That’s something. Ric Ocasek and Todd Rundgren produced albums for Bad Religion ostensibly to make money for some record company. How weird!

Well it was a case of Atlantic spending money in all ill-advised attempt to make money by employing hit makers to try to break them on the then booming “modern rock” radio circuit. In the end I doubt they got much (if any) more airplay than they were already getting…and most of those stations changed format early in the 21st century anyway.

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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:22:52pm

re: #173 bratwurst

Rundgren also produced the first New York Dolls album. This is early 70’s punk.

New York Dolls - Pills

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:23:16pm

re: #178 teleskiguy

Oh shit! You’re right. Todd Rundgren produced that album. Ric Ocasek produced “The Grey Race” in 1996.

That’s something. Ric Ocasek and Todd Rundgren produced albums for Bad Religion ostensibly to make money for some record company. How weird!

They got paid & their name is on it.

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EPR-radar  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:24:14pm

re: #180 Feline Fearless Leader

But some Hillary supporter hurt their fee fees!

America going full fascist under President Trump will do a hell of a lot more than hurt their fee fees.

Any supposed progressive that fails to vote (D) in November is worse than a goddamn Republican, because they should know better.

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Shimshon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:26:07pm

And one of the top comments on that dump reddit said Erin should be thankful for that video because it helped her career! Does Hulk Hogan even have a career anymore? This is enough internet tonight for me.

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:26:50pm

re: #185 stpaulbear

Rundgren also produced the first New York Dolls album. This is early 70’s punk.

[Embedded content]

Yes indeed! He produced another album for the surviving Dolls about 7 years ago, I am fairly sure that is the only production he has done in the 21st century proper. They had to fly to Todd’s house in Hawaii to do it.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:27:30pm

re: #181 Shimshon

The difference in comments on the internet about the Erin Andrews case and this case is a nice example of misogyny and double standards. People hate Gawker and they are cheering on this verdict. Flash back very recently and Erin Andrews was called every slur word in the book after she received half this sum. The internet is really turning into a dump of stupidity.

And knowing how the celebs operate in a different world than folks:

Police Union calls Freddie Gray Settlement of 6.5 million obscene

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:28:21pm

re: #186 Stanley Sea

They got paid & their name is on it.

But do they own the recordings? I’ll bet not.

That’s why Frank Zappa is important. He knew how vital it was to have rights to stuff he made. And then you have guys like Prince…

:-P

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:29:37pm

re: #188 Shimshon

This is enough internet tonight for me.

THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:34:59pm

re: #191 teleskiguy

But do they own the recordings? I’ll bet not.

That’s why Frank Zappa is important. He knew how vital it was to have rights to stuff he made. And then you have guys like Prince…

:-P

I just remember being so thrilled when music I was listening to, upon further review was produced by Todd.

He’ll die proud. Hopefully comfortably.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:35:01pm

re: #185 stpaulbear

Rundgren also produced the first New York Dolls album. This is early 70’s punk.

[Embedded content]

I have to go to bed, but this brings back a memory. My brother had just married a German woman and moved to Hamburg in the late 1980s. He asked me to visit—implored, really—and I had a bit of money saved in the 1991, so I went to visit. His wife had him doing all kinds of home improvement jobs and the fucker virtually had no time for me, so I just went wandering around Hamburg. One night I went in a bar in my stock American jeans and polo shirt and khaki jacket. Two guys in leather jackets were deep in conversation down the bar, but after 15 minutes or so I recognized English: “too much too soon” ha ha and some exaggerated German. I smiled and said “New York Dolls!” They burst into smiles and, as they ordered “korn” for me, explained that they were thinking of kicking my ass (they spoke nearly perfect English, so who knows how “working class” they really were) until I spoke the magic words.

The funny thing is, I only knew a few NY Dolls songs. But I had recently seen David Johansen’s “Live it Up” tour show, and that kicked ass.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:35:10pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

Sandwich, IL. This pic cracks me up. :)

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:36:33pm

re: #195 GlutenFreeJesus

Sandwich, IL. This pic cracks me up. :)

Sandwich, MA, actually. That’s a Boston TV station on the screen.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:39:01pm

re: #196 ipsos

Sandwich, MA, actually. That’s a Boston TV station on the screen.

Oh, so it’s probably pronounced “Say-itch” or “Sammitch.”

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:40:09pm

re: #197 Barefoot Grin

“Sammitch,” more or less.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:40:39pm

re: #69 goddamnedfrank

I’m seeing a lot of people lazily compare the Hulk v. Gawker case to that of Erin Andrews. This is patently ridiculous because Hulk wasn’t stalked, he wasn’t in his own paid for hotel room, and nobody involved in this particluar lawsuit had any real fiduciary duty to protect his privacy.

He was at a friends house and was not aware he was being recorded. His privacy was certainly violated illegally and Gawker took advantage of it and profited from it. How would you feel if Gawker had been the ones that released the naked images of Jennifer Lawrence that were obtained through hacking?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:40:59pm

re: #194 Barefoot Grin

I have to go to bed, but this brings back a memory. My brother had just married a German woman and moved to Hamburg in the late 1980s. He asked me to visit—implored, really—and I had a bit of money saved in the 1991, so I went to visit. His wife had him doing all kinds of home improvement jobs and the fucker virtually had no time for me, so I just went wandering around Hamburg. One night I went in a bar in my stock American jeans and polo shirt and khaki jacket. Two guys in leather jackets were deep in conversation down the bar, but after 15 minutes or so I recognized English: “too much too soon” ha ha and some exaggerated German. I smiled and said “New York Dolls!” They burst into smiles and, as they ordered “korn” for me, explained that they were thinking of kicking my ass (they spoke nearly perfect English, so who knows how “working class” they really were) until I spoke the magic words.

The funny thing is, I only knew a few NY Dolls songs. But I had recently seen David Johansen’s “Live it Up” tour show, and that kicked ass.

“What’s the password?”

“Too much too soon.”

“OK, you’re all right then. Come in!”

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:41:26pm

re: #193 Stanley Sea

I just remember being so thrilled when music I was listening to, upon further review was produced by Todd.

He’ll die proud. Hopefully comfortably.

Proud, maybe…but sorry to say he has had money problems for decades. The fact his house in Hawaii has been in danger of foreclosure means he is touring harder in his late 60s than he was in his 30s & 40s.

He sold his points in Bat Out of Hell to buy his pad in Hawaii, and he had to sell much of his publishing in the 80s to settle a tax bill. That means whenever you hear “Hello It’s Me” selling Tums or “Bang The Drum” selling cruises, he is making next to no money. It’s really sad, especially for his kids.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:41:27pm

re: #197 Barefoot Grin

Oh, so it’s probably pronounced “Say-itch” or “Sammitch.”

I would have guessed “Switch” or “Sanch”.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:43:28pm

re: #202 Belafon

I would have guessed “Switch” or “Sanch”.

sorry sandwich is just sandwich, maybe sanwich if you are talking fast.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:44:57pm

re: #203 danarchy

sorry sandwich is just sandwich, maybe sanwich if you are talking fast.

My first attempt at college was in Worcester, so it’s kind of fun at times to play with the names I hear or read from there.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:46:12pm

re: #182 teleskiguy

And I didn’t miss the EDIT window.

It’s been a good day. Things have worked out nicely.

[Embedded content]

How are the new skis?

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:46:40pm

re: #204 Belafon

My first attempt at college was in Worcester, so it’s kind of fun at times to play with the names I hear from there.

I went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. the proper pronunciation is woostah, unless you have a really hardcore MA accent then it is wistah

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:48:00pm

re: #206 danarchy

I went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. the proper pronunciation is woostah, unless you have a really hardcore MA accent then it is wistah

That’s the school I went to. When were you there?

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:49:33pm

re: #207 Belafon

That’s the school I went to. When were you there?

92-96

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:49:36pm

re: #201 bratwurst

Proud, maybe…but sorry to say he has had money problems for decades. The fact his house in Hawaii has been in danger of foreclosure means he is touring harder in his late 60s than he was in his 30s & 40s.

He sold his points in Bat Out of Hell to buy his pad in Hawaii, and he had to sell much of his publishing in the 80s to settle a tax bill. That means whenever you hear “Hello It’s Me” selling Tums or “Bang The Drum” selling cruises, he is making next to no money. It’s really sad, especially for his kids.

Damn……………

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:49:46pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

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Ironically, the only person to “play the knockout game” at a Trump rally was that (white) asshole in North Carolina who sucker-punched a black protester.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:51:26pm

re: #201 bratwurst

Proud, maybe…but sorry to say he has had money problems for decades. The fact his house in Hawaii has been in danger of foreclosure means he is touring harder in his late 60s than he was in his 30s & 40s.

He sold his points in Bat Out of Hell to buy his pad in Hawaii, and he had to sell much of his publishing in the 80s to settle a tax bill. That means whenever you hear “Hello It’s Me” selling Tums or “Bang The Drum” selling cruises, he is making next to no money. It’s really sad, especially for his kids.

You know, I’ve thought about this before. Most acts get 1099’d with their payments for tours (corrrect?) Then they have to be the responsible party to pay the appropriate STATE and fed taxes.

They seem to always fail at this.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:51:53pm

re: #205 Feline Fearless Leader

How are the new skis?

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:53:32pm

re: #208 danarchy

92-96

88-91 for me. I was part of the wedge rats, and did a lot of LRPGs, including one for a friend’s junior research. As you can tell, I didn’t finish. Had to do that later, somewhere else.

I recently did a street view through WPI. You can no longer take West street through the school.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:56:38pm

re: #206 danarchy

I went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute. the proper pronunciation is woostah, unless you have a really hardcore MA accent then it is wistah

All I know about these places is…..I want their seafood.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:57:59pm

I ran over a big log today whilst skiing on my new skis. Fortunately the bases of my skis are made of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene. You can hardly see where my ski went over the log. Wax will fill it in nicely.

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 7:59:44pm

re: #214 Stanley Sea

All I know about these places is…..I want their seafood.

Not so much in Worcester, you don’t.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:01:23pm

re: #199 danarchy

He was at a friends house and was not aware he was being recorded. His privacy was certainly violated illegally and for Gawker took advantage of it and profited from it. How would you feel if Gawker had been the ones that released the naked images of Jennifer Lawrence that were obtained through hacking?

There’s also the question of the “journalistic necessity” of publishing the videos. It might be newsworthy — maybe — if Hulk had sex with another man’s wife. (Actually, it’s only “news” because a semi-famous person was doing it.) But there’s no need for a news agency to publish videos of the act itself. Most of the world does not need to see Hulk Hogan’s junk to imagine what was happening.

It’s just a couple of degrees removed from the act of hacking celebrities’ photo accounts and publishing them online, and still an invasion of privacy. Neither is journalism., in the sense that the Fourth Estate should be acting in the public interest.

That’s why I doubt this excessive award to Hogan will affect the first amendment rights of a free press. The Gawker “story” was clearly an invasion of Hogan’s privacy and was published outside the context of a clear public interest issue. For example, let’s assume Hogan had become some kind of Bible-thumping preacher, who condemned extra-marital sex and porn. If he had been filmed having sex with his best friend’s wife while publicly preaching this line, then maybe Gawker could have been justified in publishing evidence of the videos. Not the entire videos, though. As it is, they published the vids because it was Hulk Hogan having sex on camera, and for no other reason. (Other than to attract web traffic.)

Gawker is a stain on the Fourth Estate and this verdict should serve as a wake-up call to other rumor and gossip mills that there are limits to what they can publish. No laws have been passed to limit their free press rights, but potential of a huge financial penalty would serve a similar purpose.

It won’t stop idiots like Rage Furby and Pax Dickinson from trying to shame people, though. Rage Furby published a story alleging some big donor to Kasich was an Ashley Madison client. AFAIK, it’s gained no traction anywhere but in CCJ’s small circle of believers and re-posters.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:03:30pm

I was kind of surprised to find out that Donald Trump hadn’t tweeted to celebrate Gawker getting an adverse verdict. I’m still expecting he’ll mention it, if only because it hits on his theme of “reigning in the out-of-control liberal media”.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:04:17pm

re: #45 gocart mozart

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Show me on the doll where he touched you Ted.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:04:46pm

re: #213 Belafon

88-91 for me. I was part of the wedge rats, and did a lot of LRPGs, including one for a friend’s junior research. As you can tell, I didn’t finish. Had to do that later.

I recently did a street view through WPI. You can no longer take West street through the school.

I hung out with the wedge rats a bit, some overlap in the social circles. I only LARPed once, wasn’t really my thing, I was a theater geek, but more of a backstage set building, lighting and sound guy. We were pretty close together, probably know some of the same folks if you were there the year before I got there.

Place has changed a lot, the wedge isn’t the wedge anymore. They put buildings on part of the quad, and the lower Higgins lawn. They finally built that campus center they had been talking about forever.

I actually haven’t been on campus in years though, so not sure what else has changed. I should swing by sometime and take a look.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:05:30pm

re: #218 Dark_Falcon

I was kind of surprised to find out that Donald Trump hadn’t tweeted to celebrate Gawker getting an adverse verdict. I’m still expecting he’ll mention it, if only because it hits on his theme of “reigning in the out-of-control liberal media”.

I wonder if he and Hulk are friends, or at least talking to each other.

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:07:01pm

re: #211 Stanley Sea

You know, I’ve thought about this before. Most acts get 1099’d with their payments for tours (corrrect?) Then they have to be the responsible party to pay the appropriate STATE and fed taxes.

They seem to always fail at this.

Certainly not true across the board (see Gene Simmons and Mick Jagger, et al), but musical talent and business sense have a way of being mutually exclusive.

Todd’s case is unique. He was a prodigy in his late teens and got hired by Albert Grossman (one time manager of Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin) as studio staff for the label he was starting. That meant he was under no real commercial pressure with his own music, as he was earning his keep first as an engineer, then as a talent scout and producer. When he started having tremendous success with all of the above, he naturally began to think he could do no wrong.

He sunk a scandalous amount of money into a video studio at the end of the 70s, assuming his genius would easily translate to that medium. A recent book stated that the monthly cost just to keep it up and running was $40,000 (in 1980 money!). MTV was still a year from going on the air, hardly anyone had a home video player and the studio was located 4 hours from NYC. I don’t think he ever fully recovered from that fiasco.

It’s possible that if he’d had more common sense, he couldn’t have created so much of the art I have loved for most of my life. Even so, I genuinely feel bad for his 3 sons who only ever saw him a few weeks at a time growing up and are destined to be left with next to nothing.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:08:30pm

re: #199 danarchy

He was at a friends house and was not aware he was being recorded.

You sure about that? The jury was prevented from hearing that Bubba changed his story regarding Bollea’s knowledge of being recorded.

His privacy was certainly violated illegally and Gawker took advantage of it and profited from it.

Yes, the degree to which it was legally malice however remains arguable.

How would you feel if Gawker had been the ones that released the naked images of Jennifer Lawrence that were obtained through hacking?

Not sure how far this analogy flies since A.) he wasn’t hacked but voluntarily placed himself in a compromised situation, B.) I have quite clearly only questioned the amount of the award, in particular in the comparative context of other civil judgements, and not the verdict itself, and C.) the degree to which the racist tirade contained in the tape possibly plays into the recording having more than just prurient interest in relation to his status as a public figure.

I don’t have the answers to all of these questions and don’t argue that his privacy was violated to some actionable degree. But comparing his case to that of Andrews and Lawrence ignores the acts he took that substantially differentiate his case from theirs.

Yet he’s the one who waw given by far the largest award, why?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:10:02pm

re: #221 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I wonder if he and Hulk are friends, or at least talking to each other.

Well they both harbor a deep antipathy towards black people, you’d think they’d at least bond over that.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:10:36pm

re: #222 bratwurst

History is replete with stories of famous, talented musicians dying penniless. Either they spend themselves into poverty, or get tricked into signing away the rights to their songs to record companies or managers.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:10:48pm

re: #216 ipsos

Not so much in Worcester, you don’t.

I did not check the map. !! Looking for fresh.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:11:12pm

re: #220 danarchy

I hung out with the wedge rats a bit, some overlap in the social circles. I only LARPed once, wasn’t really my thing, I was a theater geek, but more of a backstage set building, lighting and sound guy. We were pretty close together, probably know some of the same folks if you were there the year before I got there.

Place has changed a lot, the wedge isn’t the wedge anymore. They put buildings on part of the quad, and the lower Higgins lawn. They finally built that campus center they had been talking about forever.

I actually haven’t been on campus in years though, so not sure what else has changed. I should swing by sometime and take a look.

Here’s a couple of names that I remember, some of whom did theater as well:
Jim ‘Wombat’ White
Liz Stewart
Josh Brant
Geoff Littlefield
Shawn Zimmerman

(ok, a few more than a couple)

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:13:17pm

HURR HURR THE CLIMATE IS ALWAYS CHANGING THERE’S DIFFERENT WEATHER EVERYWHERE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX YOU FUCKING LIBTARDS

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:14:11pm

re: #226 Stanley Sea

I did not check the map. !! Looking for fresh.

I grew up in New Bedford and know good fish, the fish market we went to there had a dock in the back and bought fish right off the boats. The Sole Proprietor in Worcester is as good as any place I have ever been in New Bedford for fish.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:15:11pm

Rage Furby earning the right to keep our nickname for him:

Facebook Post

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:15:12pm

re: #228 teleskiguy

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HURR HURR THE CLIMATE IS ALWAYS CHANGING THERE’S DIFFERENT WEATHER EVERYWHERE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX YOU FUCKING LIBTARDS

On monday, here in Dallas, it got up to 89, tonight it’s supposed to be in the upper 30s.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:15:43pm

re: #224 goddamnedfrank

Well they both harbor a deep antipathy towards black people, you’d think they’d at least bond over that.

Maybe they could use that as a stunt for a rally, with Hogan body-slamming a fake BLM protester. It would make sane people scream in dismay, but some of Trump’s fans would love it.

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Thanos  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:15:53pm

Typo alert:

even though head absolutely nothing to do with it,

Think you meant “he had”

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:16:22pm

re: #230 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby earning the right to keep our nickname for him:

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He does understand this was a civil case, right? Or am I expecting too much?

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:16:46pm

“…Earth will soon be home to seven billion humans. If you find that hard to fathom, try grasping how many have ever walked the planet. That’s what American demographer Carl Haub wanted to find out when, in 1975, he heard someone say that 75 percent
of the people who’d ever been born were alive at that time.”

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:17:08pm

re: #227 Belafon

Here’s a couple of names that I remember, some of whom did theater as well:
Jim ‘Wombat’ White
Liz Stewart
Josh Brant
Geoff Littlefield
Shawn Zimmerman

(ok, a few more than a couple)

Hah, I’ve met them all except maybe Geoff. Still see Wombat occasionally, went to his wedding.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:18:36pm

re: #236 danarchy

Hah, I’ve met them all except maybe Geoff. Still see Wombat occasionally, went to his wedding.

Next time you see any of them, tell them Lonnie Mask says hi.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:19:07pm

re: #107 Nyet

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Awww, I think Ben broke Milo’s heart.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:19:19pm

re: #174 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Last song I listened to before getting out of the truck, absolute classic.

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Video

When I was young, I admit, to my adult shame, that U2 was my all-around favorite band. What can I say? Something about them appealed to me when I was 14.

I grew up. And now I’m pretty sure The Sisters of Mercy is my all-around favorite. It’s too bad they’re basically done and I won’t ever see them live.

This was the first song of theirs that I ever heard… Of course :)

Youtube Video

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:20:45pm

re: #222 bratwurst

But being the kids of Todd.

Wow, thanks for sharing that info.

Commentary: Artists are the worst business peop.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:20:50pm

re: #236 danarchy

Hah, I’ve met them all except maybe Geoff. Still see Wombat occasionally, went to his wedding.

The wedge rats and theater groups had a lot of overlap. When a bunch of us would go see the plays, we would often help tear down afterwards.

My favorite was Macbeth set in a dystopian future. They actually got the back half of a car for the stage.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:20:53pm

re: #234 mmmirele

He does understand this was a civil case, right? Or am I expecting too much?

I think anyone whose spent time following his Gawker lawsuit can attest that CCJ does not understand how law works.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:21:05pm

re: #234 mmmirele

He does understand this was a civil case, right? Or am I expecting too much?

He’s banking on someone filing criminal charges in Florida against Denton, and Denton being arrested, tried and convicted on violating the privacy of Hulk Hogan.

But someone aggrieved has to file the charges first, and somehow I doubt Hogan will bother.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:21:13pm

Gawker’s sin was not leading with the racist tirade, posting that first and completely divorced from the sex and nudity. They could have blurred out body parts if necessary or simply released the audio of that section. That would have been far more newsworthy and relevant to the public discourse, if no less a violation of his privacy.

Leading with the sex was a massive blunder. We know why they did it, Gawker’s collective mind is in the gutter, and that’s why the jury slapped them down so hard.

But let’s not pretend that there isn’t a massive amount of bias that played into the award. After all the Judge allowed the Jury to ask a female editor if she fucked her way into her position:

Throughout the day, the judge encouraged members of the jury to submit questions to witnesses on the stand, a practice that some attorneys said was unusual. In one particularly astonishing moment, the jury asked Emma Carmichael, 26, editor-in-chief of another Gawker Media website, Jezebel, whether she had slept with either Daulerio or Denton, while working for them.

If you dig you’ll notice that they didn’t ask any of the male defense witnesses if they’d whored their way to the top, but they saw fit to ask a woman that, because to their minds women can be little more than talentless sluts.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:21:37pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:22:08pm

re: #230 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

What a loathsome sack of waste. I’m an UpChuck observer and I am continually surprised at the depths this ginger snap goes. If our country’s sails hold true and steady UpChuck should be standing on a street corner yelling at cars all day sometime during the Hillary Clinton administration.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:25:00pm

re: #246 teleskiguy

What a loathsome sack of waste. I’m an UpChuck observer and I am continually surprised at the depths this ginger snap goes. If our country’s sails hold true and steady UpChuck should be standing on a street corner yelling at cars all day sometime during the Hillary Clinton administration.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:25:43pm

re: #228 teleskiguy

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HURR HURR THE CLIMATE IS ALWAYS CHANGING THERE’S DIFFERENT WEATHER EVERYWHERE CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX YOU FUCKING LIBTARDS

Rich fuck gets to travel.

Next.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:25:53pm

re: #246 teleskiguy

What a loathsome sack of waste. I’m an UpChuck observer and I am continually surprised at the depths this ginger snap goes. If our country’s sails hold true and steady UpChuck should be standing on a street corner yelling at cars all day in a locked mental ward getting the help he needs sometime during the Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz administration.

Improved.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:27:00pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:27:46pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

Considering who Cruz aligns himself with, me and other Muslims will be in danger if he wins.

The best solution for the US now is to get the Democrats strong enough across enough states to force a temporary one-party state, akin to Japan, until the Republicans become rational again, or a new party comes up.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:27:51pm

Nope, SXSW isn’t a whorish, corporatist sellout version of what once was a good idea AT ALL:

Dear God

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:29:10pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

Improved.

Rage Furby would be part of a Cruz administration and far from the worst member of it, DF. You might not like another Clinton administration but you’d survive it as I did Reagan and both Bush ones. America is much less likely to survive a Cruz administration.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:29:11pm

I have been perfectly happy this evening playing old Yes albums on YouTube. Let’s see, ten tracks covered about three albums of material. There’s progressive rock for you.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:29:12pm

re: #252 b.d.

Nope, SXSW isn’t a whorish, corporatist sellout version of what once was a good idea AT ALL:

Dear God

Sounds like SXSW has gone the way of TED talks.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:30:12pm

re: #251 Ziggy_TARDIS

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:30:16pm

re: #243 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He’s banking on someone filing criminal charges in Florida against Denton, and Denton being arrested, tried and convicted on violating the privacy of Hulk Hogan.

But someone aggrieved has to file the charges first, and somehow I doubt Hogan will bother.

He fucked his friend’s wife. In front of his friend.

The whole scene reeks of $$$$$$$$$$$

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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:30:23pm

re: #252 b.d.

Nope, SXSW isn’t a whorish, corporatist sellout version of what once was a good idea AT ALL:

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Dear God

His backing band is The Dead Interns.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:30:42pm

re: #241 Belafon

The wedge rats and theater groups had a lot of overlap. When a bunch of us would go see the plays, we would often help tear down afterwards.

My favorite was Macbeth set in a dystopian future. They actually got the back half of a car for the stage.

I saw the pictures, looked like a good show. Definitely a lot of overlap, sure I knew a lot of other folks you did too. Q, Steph Aprille, Derek Bacon, Megazone, Helene, Daver.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:30:46pm

re: #252 b.d.

Nope, SXSW isn’t a whorish, corporatist sellout version of what once was a good idea AT ALL:

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Dear God

I don’t know what Joe actually sounds like, but it could be better than you might think. Gary Oldman’s my favorite male actor but I’ve learned I don’t care for his politics.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:31:50pm

re: #258 stpaulbear

His backing band is The Dead Interns.

Ha!

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:32:33pm

re: #253 William Lewis

Please, William, you know as well as I do that CJC will not be part of any presidential administration ever. His ego, incompetence, drunkenness and inability to be honest with anyone make him useless.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:00pm

re: #237 Belafon

Next time you see any of them, tell them Lonnie Mask says hi.

Will do

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:13pm

Dark_Falcon will vote for the Republican nominee for president. That’s my opinion. He is free to speak for himself. [Hey Dark! :-] ]

He was all about Rubio. Now he’s in the CruzCrew. Understandable.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:31pm

re: #260 Belafon

I don’t know what Joe actually sounds like, but it could be better than you might think. Gary Oldman’s my favorite male actor but I’ve learned I don’t care for his politics.

I hope that he is so good that he gets a contract, quits his current day job to go on the road.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:34pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Have you seen what Gaffney has said?

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:47pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Please, William, you know as well as I do that CJC will not be part of any presidential administration ever. His ego, incompetence, drunkenness and inability to be honest with anyone make him useless.

He’d fit in perfectly to a Cruz administration, DF. Cruz is that bad. Heading to work, will check in a bit later.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:33:49pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

This is cute!

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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:34:04pm

re: #260 Belafon

I don’t know what Joe actually sounds like, but it could be better than you might think. Gary Oldman’s my favorite male actor but I’ve learned I don’t care for his politics.

I’m curious (well, only marginally) in his choice of songs. I doubt he writes anything so he must be playing covers of other people’s music.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:35:17pm

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

Gawker’s sin was not leading with the racist tirade, posting that first and completely divorced from the sex and nudity. They could have blurred out body parts if necessary or simply released the audio of that section. That would have been far more newsworthy and relevant to the public discourse, if no less a violation of his privacy.

Leading with the sex was a massive blunder. We know why they did it, Gawker’s collective mind is in the gutter, and that’s why the jury slapped them down so hard.

But let’s not pretend that there isn’t a massive amount of bias that played into the award. After all the Judge allowed the Jury to ask a female editor if she fucked her way into her position:

If you dig you’ll notice that they didn’t ask any of the male defense witnesses if they’d whored their way to the top, but they saw fit to ask a woman that, because to their minds women can be little more than talentless sluts.

In whatever case (I was a recent juror, we were never allowed to speak) is the jury allowed to ask stupid questions?

My recent jury experience: jury was filled with stupid people by the way. STUPID. I called my Mom & my Dad after we were released. Freaking out about the stupidity of my peers.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:35:27pm

re: #266 Ziggy_TARDIS

Have you seen what Gaffney has said?

Gaffney can say what he wants, but his main function is to toss red meat to lure Trumpkins astray. The Constitution still says what it means and means what it says.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:35:36pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

What a loathsome sack of waste. I’m an UpChuck observer and I am continually surprised at the depths this ginger snap goes. If our country’s sails hold true and steady UpChuck should be standing on a street corner yelling at cars all day in a locked mental ward getting the help he needs sometime during the Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz administration.

Improved.

Ted Cruz: Not a Fan of Pride Parades

Why the fuck would you support this kind of horrible fanatical bigot?

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:35:49pm

re: #259 danarchy

I saw the pictures, looked like a good show. Definitely a lot of overlap, sure I knew a lot of other folks you did too. Q, Steph Aprille, Derek Bacon, Megazone, Helene, Daver.

Yep. I was sad to hear when Derek died.

Q, who we joked thought in binary because he had a long pause before he answered, which we assumed was part of the translation.

Do you remember the “send” program? After I decided to not be a physics major, hoping against hope that switching to CS would save me (it didn’t, my brain fried and I dropped out), I learned C and then wrote the C version (a friend wrote the original version as a script). After I left, Jer cleaned it up. In the help, it listed “tex” as an example user. That was me.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:36:25pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

Improved.

Wishy washy shit like this is why it’s impossible to take you at all seriously.

#423 Dark_Falcon :: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:32:20 am
If its Ted Cruz, then its not who I’ll be voting for in 2016.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:36:32pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

What makes you think a GOP administration will allocate funds for mental health/addiction the Rage Furby so desperately needs?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:37:00pm

If you have a Facebook account, you should report Chuck’s post wishing for Nick Denton to “kill himself in prison.” Facebook won’t do anything unless they get multiple complaints.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:37:10pm
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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:37:31pm

re: #271 Dark_Falcon

his main function is to toss red meat to lure Trumpkins astray.

[citation needed]

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:37:49pm

Dark_Falcon, love having you around! Look forward to the to-and-fro this election season!

Go Cubs!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:38:29pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

Will he allow bakers of cakes to discriminate against a gay wedding cake?

???

What is his presidential stance?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:39:01pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

You’re so, so wrong. Ted Cruz is a Dominionist, from a family of Dominionists, and he’s associated with the most fanatical elements of the religious right. Wake up.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:39:10pm

Cruz will be able to control whatever anti-Muslim monsters he calls up from the deep./

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mmmirele  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:39:36pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

B.S. This man believes in Christian Dominionism. He believes his wife got a word from God that he was to be president.

motherjones.com

He did a stop at Morningstar Ministries in South Carolina, run by Rick Joyner, who has in the past said some just this side of treasonous stuff about Obama.

dailykos.com

And he has sent out surrogates to say that separation of church and state is a myth.

mediaite.com

No, Ted Cruz would go after anyone who isn’t his brand of Christian. He’s very dangerous. This is a guy who shut down the government, after all.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:39:58pm

Those Trump people are awful.

I can’t wait to assemble a crack team of foam-spitting raving fuckwits to coax them to vote for me.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:40:11pm

re: #249 Dark_Falcon

What a loathsome sack of waste. I’m an UpChuck observer and I am continually surprised at the depths this ginger snap goes. If our country’s sails hold true and steady UpChuck should be standing on a street corner yelling at cars all day in a locked mental ward getting the help he needs sometime during the Hillary Clinton Ted Cruz administration.

Ted Cruz presiding over an expansion of the mental healthcare system dismantled by St. Reagan is a pretty good joke.

That was the joke, right?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:40:15pm

re: #275 Eric The Fruit Bat

What makes you think a GOP administration will allocate funds for mental health/addiction the Rage Furby so desperately needs?

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:40:17pm

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear.

Here is a video of “Pastor” Kevin Swanson talking about how the death penalty for homosexuals is biblical, then introducing Ted Cruz:

Ted Cruz at KILL THE GAYS rally

Nope, no theocracy here.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:40:53pm

re: #285 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Ted Cruz presiding over an expansion of the mental healthcare system dismantled by St. Reagan is a pretty good joke.

That was the joke, right?

Nope.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:42:28pm

re: #281 Charles Johnson

He’s a true Seven Mountain Dominionist. If Dark can’t see that, then I’ll be glad that my vote will cancel his.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:42:42pm

When all the mainstream Republicans despised Ted Cruz Dark_Falcon did too. Now that he’s the only one left standing with anything resembling a plausible path towards blocking Trump he’s a big time Cruz booster.

This is the GOP’s biopsy returning positive results for metastatic soul cancer.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:42:53pm

I’m actually an excellent presidential candidate. You just have to be able recognize when I’m lying to appease crazy people.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:43:02pm

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Bull-fucking-shit.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:43:38pm

re: #262 Dark_Falcon

Please, William, you know as well as I do that CJC will not be part of any presidential administration ever. His ego, incompetence, drunkenness and inability to be honest with anyone make him useless.

Look at your frontrunner and then tell me with a straight face that these are disqualifying traits in the modern GOP.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:43:42pm

re: #290 goddamnedfrank

When all the mainstream Republicans despised Ted Cruz Dark_Falcon did too. Now that he’s the only one left standing with anything resembling a plausible path towards blocking Trump he’s a big time Cruz booster.

This is the GOP’s biopsy returning positive results for metastatic soul cancer.

Maybe D_F is Lindsey Graham.

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:44:03pm

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

YES! They sincerely want to help the mentally ill…just not more than they hate a black POTUS.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:44:11pm

Hurtling towards the Idiocracy at breakneck speeds:

Trump’s grammar in speeches ‘just below 6th grade level,’ study finds

Now, an academic paper has put some presidents and political candidates’ language on trial. “A Readability Analysis of Campaign Speeches From the 2016 US Presidential Campaign,” released this week by Carnegie Mellon University, analyzed stump speeches to measure their “readability” — the reading level of an address, ranked from first grade to 12th grade. And, according to a summary from the university, the study found “most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others.”

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:44:39pm

I’m not going to get into an extended talk about Ted Cruz right now. It was a secondary part of the post, with the main part being about CJC getting getting locked up where he can be treated.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:45:28pm

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:46:28pm

re: #273 Belafon

Yep. I was sad to hear when Derek died.

Q, who we joked thought in binary because he had a long pause before he answered, which we assumed was part of the translation.

Do you remember the “send” program? After I decided to not be a physics major, hoping against hope that switching to CS would save me (it didn’t, my brain fried and I dropped out), I learned C and then wrote the C version (a friend wrote the original version as a script). After I left, Jer cleaned it up. In the help, it listed “tex” as an example user. That was me.

I definitely remember the send program. Instant messaging before IM was really a thing. Did you have an account on gweep.net? I think that may have gone up after you left, not sure.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:46:38pm

Dark_Falcon
re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

Dog, you are reaching.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:47:39pm

re: #297 Dark_Falcon

I’m not going to get into an extended talk about Ted Cruz right now.

Not surprised, because there’s no way you can defend what you said. I’m surprised you’d even try to pull that nonsense here, given the coverage of Cruz at LGF over the past year.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:50:16pm

re: #271 Dark_Falcon

Gaffney can say what he wants, but his main function is to toss red meat to lure Trumpkins astray.

In other words, nothing the Cruz campaign says should be held against it. You know what he really believes, deep down, and anything that runs counter to that is him pandering to some constituency and in no way reflects what he’ll do in office.

The Constitution still says what it means and means what it says.

Well that’s just swell.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:50:27pm

re: #297 Dark_Falcon

Earth to Dark: If a GOP President wins and both Houses stay GOP (unlikely, but ya never know) ACA goes away, with no replacement, which means no mental health care, as your party hasn’t done shit for coming up with a replacement for ACA.

Which means the Rage Furby gets no treatment.

Deal with it.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:50:47pm

re: #299 danarchy

I definitely remember the send program. Instant messaging before IM was really a thing. Did you have an account on gweep.net? I think that may have gone up after you left, not sure.

It was set up after I left, but I’d gotten a link to it from Android, so I used to occasionally browse through it. I never set anything up on it, though.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:50:56pm

As much as I loathe Donald Trump, Ted Cruz truly makes my skin crawl. I have been reading about his father, and his upbringing, and dreading every moment he spends in government. Sorry, DF, I really do like you, and support you as much as I can, but just have to say I can’t stand Ted Cruz!

At least we can all agree on the DTs!

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:51:05pm

re: #292 Eric The Fruit Bat

Bull-fucking-shit.

No shit.

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:51:25pm

I got into it with some alt-right asshole earlier today:

And I asked what’s the difference between welcoming Syrian Christians over Mexicans, and I got this:

WTF?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:51:47pm

re: #301 Charles Johnson

Not surprised, because there’s no way you can defend what you said. I’m surprised you’d even try to pull that nonsense here, given the coverage of Cruz at LGF over the past year.

Did you notice that Chuck, who bet real money on Cruz to win, is now saying Cruz should settle for being Trump’s VP?

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:53:01pm

And this:

Somebody must have forgot how barbaric the Lebanese Phalangists were.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:54:23pm

re: #307 electrotek

Mohammedans? Didn’t that word become obsolete somewhere around 1900?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:54:34pm

Dark, IMO, is in a shit or get off the pot situation.

He’s going to keep with the GOP, no matter.

He’s not a woman or a poor.

And for some cray reason he doesn’t recognize that the christian extremism of Ted Cruz does not threaten his religion.

Merry Christmas!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:55:34pm

re: #308 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Did you notice that Chuck, who bet real money on Cruz to win, is now saying Cruz should settle for being Trump’s VP?

Chuck never bet money on Cruz. It was another lie to make himself look like a playa.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:55:52pm

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

Because Obama’s been vetoing all those Republican mental health bills, right?

Do you have any shame?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:56:10pm

re: #286 Dark_Falcon

Because there are Republicans in Congress who have been trying to focus funding on the severely mentally ill for years. I think their efforts are more like likely to succeed with a president of the same party.

The republicans in congress are severely mentally ill.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:56:12pm

re: #310 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

books.google.com

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:56:13pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:56:28pm

re: #271 Dark_Falcon

Gaffney can say what he wants, but his main function is to toss red meat to lure Trumpkins astray. The Constitution still says what it means and means what it says.

So where does it say (mean?) that you can’t hold supreme court justice hearings in the last year of the President’s term?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:56:29pm

re: #309 electrotek

My peace loving Imam is a survivor of Sabra and Shatila.

I want to tear this prick a new asshole, but my Imam wouldn’t want that, so I won’t.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:57:24pm

re: #309 electrotek

And I lost relatives in that attack in Norway.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:57:35pm

re: #310 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Mohammedans? Didn’t that word become obsolete somewhere around 1900?

It has been brought back by those who want to be as politically incorrect towards Muslims as possible. It’s meant to belittle Muslims while simultaneously saying to ‘Social Justice Warriors’ “I’m not going to play by your rules any more. I’m letting my bigot flag fly.”

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:57:40pm

Oh Dark Falcon.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:57:42pm

re: #299 danarchy

I definitely remember the send program. Instant messaging before IM was really a thing. Did you have an account on gweep.net? I think that may have gone up after you left, not sure.

I still tell people about the fact that the computers in the main lab were all named after Buckaroo Banzai characters.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:57:57pm

re: #303 Eric The Fruit Bat

Earth to Dark: If a GOP President wins and both Houses stay GOP (unlikely, but ya never know) ACA goes away, with no replacement, which means no mental health care, as your party hasn’t done shit for coming up with a replacement for ACA.

Which means the Rage Furby gets no treatment.

Deal with it.

Other than probably getting easier access to guns and concealed carry permits.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:58:45pm

re: #288 Dark_Falcon

Nope.

I know. I was being ironical. The real joke is you pretending that there is even a fraction of the votes for expanding the mental healthcare system on the Rep side that there is on the Dem side.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:58:58pm

re: #309 electrotek

I dont condone any mass murder but in the end it was a camp full of marxists.

Good grief.

bbc.com

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:59:13pm

re: #310 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Mohammedans? Didn’t that word become obsolete somewhere around 1900?

For a group of people that accuse of Muslims of living in the past, they have no problem doing so when it is convenient for them.

This guy would welcome Syrian Christians but would close the door to Mexicans.

I suppose you have to be a Christian persecuted by Muslims to receive exclusive support from these people.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 8:59:23pm

re: #323 Feline Fearless Leader

Other than probably getting easier access to guns and concealed carry permits.

Just think of how much cheaper health care will be if one half of the population earns it’s pay to kill off the other half.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:00:07pm

re: #312 Charles Johnson

Chuck never bet money on Cruz. It was another lie to make himself look like a playa.

You may be right, but considering his profligate traveling I wouldn’t put it past him to wager cash on a bet.

He begs for “donations” endlessly, yet flies all over the USA. Where does he get this money from?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:00:08pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

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“And it would have worked, too….”

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:00:40pm

And he also didn’t care about the Bataclan victims either:

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:00:58pm

re: #316 Charles Johnson

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That’s very very old Volvo!

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bratwurst  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:01:54pm

Being under serious re-election pressure is a bit like truth serum:

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:02:46pm

re: #326 electrotek

For a group of people that accuse of Muslims of living in the past, they have no problem doing so when it is convenient for them.

This guy would welcome Syrian Christians but would close the door to Mexicans.

I suppose you have to be a Christian persecuted by Muslims to receive exclusive support from these people.

They only want to welcome Middle Eastern Christians because they are under attack by Muslims. Within weeks of persecution of Arab, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians ending in a country, Brevik’s fanboys would go back to hating such people for being ‘swarthy’.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:03:03pm

re: #297 Dark_Falcon

I’m not going to get into an extended talk about Ted Cruz right now.

Yeah, because then you might actually be expected to justify your indefensible bullshit.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:05:57pm

re: #334 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Yeah, because then you might actually be expected to justify your indefensible bullshit.

Party over my soul

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:07:03pm

Quite a sad situation the GOP is in

Hate? or Hate?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:07:33pm

re: #315 freetoken

Well, I wasn’t too far off. Use fell off during the 1920s.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:07:33pm

At this point, the only difference between ISIS and the GOP is that ISIS is the group of religious fanatics who are upfront about wanting to fuck over America to get what they want.

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:07:57pm
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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:08:19pm

re: #322 Belafon

I still tell people about the fact that the computers in the main lab were all named after Buckaroo Banzai characters.

bigboote was my favorite :)

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:09:23pm

Give or take a few tens of billions of dollars flushed down the toilet in acts of symbolic defiance, Ted Cruz will be an excellent president.

Anyway, after he implements his post-card-based flat tax system it’s not like there’s going to be that much revenue to trash.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:09:44pm

re: #334 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Yeah, because then you might actually be expected to justify your indefensible bullshit.

If you’re conservative, the GOP is not your party. The GOP is the party of reactionaries whose conduct is guided only by their lust to wield power over you.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:11:30pm

re: #333 Dark_Falcon

They only want to welcome Middle Eastern Christians because they are under attack by Muslims. Within weeks of persecution of Arab, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians ending in a country, Brevik’s fanboys would go back to hating such people for being ‘swarthy’.

Maybe we can get them to believe the violence people in Central America are fleeing from is being perpetrated by Muslims…

///

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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:12:38pm

I am out.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:12:48pm

re: #306 Dark_Falcon

Ever hear of mainstreaming? That was a very Republican thing to reduce mental health costs to state budgets back starting under St. Ronnie’s reign by shutting down state mental health facilities. Now with the majority of states having suffered under GOP control for a significant period of time, you’re now seeing its after-effects.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:13:25pm
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Kragar  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:13:26pm

3 episodes into season 2 of Daredevil.

Ho

Lee

Shit

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:13:26pm

Yup, there it is.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:13:45pm

But you all must be wondering how we’ll be paying for that carpet bombing?

Kickstarter.

Kickstarter and selling off parks.

But seriously…bargain bin prices on those parks, people.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:14:03pm

Los Tres Amigos.

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:14:18pm

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:14:29pm

re: #339 electrotek

Understand what your dealing with:

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:14:53pm

Incapable of achieving a full orgasm with blanketing a small town in a cloud of fly ash?

President Cruz can help you make that happen.

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:15:15pm

re: #343 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Maybe we can get them to believe the violence people in Central America are fleeing from is being perpetrated by Muslims…

///

And these people do NOT care about Christians in India and Sri Lanka being persecuted by Hindus and Buddhists. Even if you cite an obvious Christian fundie site that documents their persecution in those countries, they do not faze at all.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:15:20pm

re: #350 jaunte

Los Tres Amigos.

Is that The Invisible Swordsman on the other side of the fence?

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:16:51pm

The goofy part of these border photo ops is that they are GUARANTEED to have no hordes of raving furriners trying to storm the border.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:17:30pm

re: #352 freetoken

Understand what your dealing with:

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Disgusting people. And I guess it is stretching it to call them people.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:17:31pm

Ted Cruz will cancel the FDA and put gluten in everything.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:20:06pm

re: #354 electrotek

I admit, the BJP treatment of Christians has completely swung me around on the India-Pakistan thing.

Also, I know why Doctor Who will never, ever be released in India.

Let’s just say one of the comic stories has interpreted Kali in a certain way.

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Kragar  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:20:11pm

re: #346 goddamnedfrank

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:21:02pm

re: #352 freetoken

Understand what your dealing with:

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“Oh, David, do it to me like in the Bible!”

“Well, I did send your husband off to war.”

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:21:59pm

re: #359 Ziggy_TARDIS

I admit, the BJP treatment of Christians has completely swung me around on the India-Pakistan thing.

Also, I know why Doctor Who will never, ever be released in India.

Let’s just say one of the comic stories has interpreted Kali in a certain way.

Whether it’s India or Pakistan, I do NOT want to live in either country as a Christian.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:22:39pm

re: #354 electrotek

And these people do NOT care about Christians in India and Sri Lanka being persecuted by Hindus and Buddhists. Even if you cite an obvious Christian fundie site that documents their persecution in those countries, they do not faze at all.

A lot of them don’t actually care about Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, really. They mostly just use them as a cudgel to attack Muslim refugees, and anyone who cares about Muslim refugees.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:23:49pm

re: #362 electrotek

True, I will give you that. I also don’t like BJP interference in US affairs (e.g. Tulsi Gabbard).

Interested to hear about the Doctor Who thing?

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:23:51pm

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:24:29pm

re: #363 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

A lot of them don’t actually care about Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, really. They mostly just use them as a cudgel to attack Muslim refugees, and anyone who cares about Muslim refugees.

You nailed it better than I ever could. So simple yet so precise.

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:25:46pm

re: #351 ipsos

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ipsos  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:25:55pm

re: #365 Belafon

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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:26:12pm

re: #364 Ziggy_TARDIS

True, I will give you that. I also don’t like BJP interference in US affairs (e.g. Tulsi Gabbard).

Interested to hear about the Doctor Who thing?

Never heard about the Doctor Who thing.

Just look at that asshole Mumtaz Qadri who killed Salman Taseer because he stood up for a Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy. There are Pakistanis in America who are obviously not Salafi or Deobandi, but of the Barelwi kind, praising Qadri and calling him a hero!

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danarchy  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:30:24pm

re: #368 ipsos

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:30:28pm

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:31:46pm
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electrotek  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:32:07pm

This should be a wake-up for Muslims who will kiss ass to anyone or excuse someone’s anti-Muslim bigotry on their opposition to Zionism:

I’ve met more Zionists who stand up for Muslims than anti-Zionist white guys who still would never accept Muslims as equals.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:36:38pm

re: #372 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Family of Newtown victim goes after Sanders in WaPo editorial

Excellent.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:37:41pm

re: #369 electrotek

I haven’t met these ones, to be honest. I have met a fair number of conspiracy theorists, but considering how the Pakistani Government operates, it is understandable.

So, yeah, in one of the the Doctor Who stories by Titan Comics, they have the Goddess Kali as a member of extra-dimensional beings that showed themselves as Gods to Lesser Beings, and extracted the energies through their followers, or something similar. Kali, in Doctor Who got her energy through the actions of the Thuggees.

Before this particular story, it is mentioned that the Time Lords had wiped out most of her kind.

However, in that story, the Scindia family, in the year 2314, work to revive her, and then please her by dropping a space colony on the city of Mumbai. Of course, the Doctor stops this, and this was only a very brief summary.

Strange thing is Moffat exercises a huge amount of editorial control in regards to the Expanded Universe of Doctor Who, and has vetoed decisions for things in Books and Comics in the past. He has generally been respectful of Christianity and Islam during his time, and seems to be fine with the Buddhist underpinnings that have appeared off an on.

But then, he seems to have gaping blindspot.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:40:24pm

This would definitely be an interesting study in network theory, but my world got a little more connected in an interesting way tonight.

Good night. This 46 year old has too many obligations to do the all nighters on the computer that the 20 year old me could handle.

Oh, and the computer lab at WPI staying open from Sunday evening to Friday night was definitely both a blessing and a curse.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:40:56pm

re: #375 Ziggy_TARDIS

Suffice to say, Doctor Who will alomst certainly never appear in India. And it may have a hard time in getting into Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

In fact, I am shocked the Hindu-American foundation hasn’t whined about this yet.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:42:36pm

re: #377 Ziggy_TARDIS

Hey, you found somebody to be mad at.

This is a totally unlikely turn of events. Couldn’t have expected it. Shocking. Nonpareil.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:45:07pm

re: #309 electrotek

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:51:35pm

re: #378 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

I’m not mad, not even a little, just pointing out how Doctor Who will have issues penetrating certain markets.

In regards to the Hindu American Foundation, I am simply surprised that they haven’t said anything, because they certainly like getting involved in everything in regards to Hindus.

I do have issues with the fact that the Hindu American Foundation does support Hindutva. But, that is not my problem. I will simply inform others of this.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:52:06pm

re: #373 electrotek

This should be a wake-up for Muslims who will kiss ass to anyone or excuse someone’s anti-Muslim bigotry on their opposition to Zionism:

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I’ve met more Zionists who stand up for Muslims than anti-Zionist white guys who still would never accept Muslims as equals.

Lot’s of islamaphobes are anti-semetic as well. They sometimes feign support for Israel but scratch the surface and they’re full of Jew hatred as well. Just look what happened to Shapiro when he left Breitbart. All those followers who cheered his Islamaphobia took about 5 seconds to start sprewing anti-semetisim at him when he displeased them.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 9:56:35pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:05:20pm
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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:06:32pm

re: #380 Ziggy_TARDIS

Sorry. My bad entirely.

I get testy around the subject of Hinduism. It’s a weird aspect of my life that my family is divided between Muslims and Hindus, and there’s this endless friction of living entirely around Christians who are kind of aggressively dismissive.

The HAF can be dicks. But Kali worship…well my favortite aunt was a Mahakali devotee. It’s very hard to deal with knowing all the detail about how this religion thinks, and nobody gives a shit because they know one thing, chopped and filtered through pop culture.

I should sign out. I’ve had a complicated day—beyond complicated, fucking crazy and a bit scary—and I’m being prickly. Sorry again.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:08:25pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:09:49pm

I need a hobby.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:09:51pm

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

The hell he sez….

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:12:52pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:12:53pm

re: #386 Ace-o-aces

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I need a hobby.

I find cross stitch soothing.

;)

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:15:27pm

re: #387 retired cynic

He apparently doesn’t believe in mixing.

Fun fact, if Reichmann is his last name, I should note that the working hypothesis I have about the Pakistani blood on my mom’s side involves the high water mark in the mongol invasion of Europe. Which, guess what, got to the Holy Roman Empire.

And I know that there was intermixing in Germany, because of its central position on the Continent.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:18:05pm

re: #390 Ziggy_TARDIS

He apparently doesn’t believe in mixing.

Fun fact, if Reichmann is his last name, I should note that the working hypothesis I have about the Pakistani blood on my mom’s side involves the high water mark in the mongol invasion of Europe. Which, guess what, got to the Holy Roman Empire.

And I know that there was intermixing in Germany, because of its central position on the Continent.

Did you know that, on a genetic level, Jews more closely resemble the population in which they live than other separate populations of Jews. That’s because one constant rule of history is that EVERYBODY FUCKS EVERYBODY!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:18:33pm

re: #388 Ace-o-aces

Toying with him didn’t amuse me, so I blocked him.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:18:57pm

re: #391 Ace-o-aces

Did you know that, on a genetic level, Jews more closely resemble the population in which they live than other separate populations of Jews. That’s because one constant rule of history is that EVERYBODY FUCKS EVERYBODY!

Just ask the Neanderthals…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 18, 2016 • 10:23:57pm

re: #391 Ace-o-aces

Right now, my current theory as to how the Pakistani ended up in my Maternal Grandfather’s DNA.

The Mongols fought, and got as far in as to be able to defeat the Poles and Teutonic Knights. I am also aware that the Mongols would sometimes take men from the defeated peoples they went through.

Among those were the Punjab and the Sindh. So, for some reason, my x-times great-grandfather ends up in Europe after this, and he gets a woman pregnant.

That’s the best theory I can come up with.

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Jenner7  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:00:16pm

Got home from Anti Trump rally a couple hours ago. It was pretty cool to participate in. I heard the protesters tried to get through the front doors. I didn’t see it, I stayed on the outskirts of the protest. But other than that, it was peaceful.

Will post pictures tomorrow, I’m going to bed.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:37:31pm

Another asshole Bernie Bro threatens to throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way.

The entire screed is self-entitled depraved indifference masquerading as deeply held principle.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:38:04pm

re: #394 Ziggy_TARDIS

Right now, my current theory as to how the Pakistani ended up in my Maternal Grandfather’s DNA.

The Mongols fought, and got as far in as to be able to defeat the Poles and Teutonic Knights. I am also aware that the Mongols would sometimes take men from the defeated peoples they went through.

Among those were the Punjab and the Sindh. So, for some reason, my x-times great-grandfather ends up in Europe after this, and he gets a woman pregnant.

That’s the best theory I can come up with.

Ancient people were a lot more mobile than most people realize. Not everyone, of course, but enough that isolated DNA groups would meet each other and mix things up. The Mongols keeping the trade routes safe contributed to trade between east and west and also DNA exchange (so to speak).

Those same trade routes contributed to the spread of the Black Death, so there’s a downside to all that mobility, as we’ve seen lately with ebola, zika and other diseases.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:39:21pm

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

Why I would rather the ship sink beneath the waves than vote for someone else to be captain.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:46:44pm

This kind of information must be what keep white supremacists up at night, clutching their bedcovers under their chins.

The United States is now home to the largest number of foreign-born black people in its history—and many are K-12 students enrolled in public schools. The English-learners among them are overwhelmingly native Spanish, French, or Hatian Creole speakers, but districts have had to adjust on the fly to meet the needs of students who arrive communicating in less frequently spoken languages such as Amharic, Haitan Creole, and Somali.

Nationwide, nearly 35,000 K-12 students report that they speak Somali at home, making it the eighth most common native language for English-learners in public schools, according to federal data from the 2013-14 school year.

edweek.org

Amharic is the language of most Ethiopians, BTW.

The article focuses on St. Cloud, MN, where 25% of one high school’s students are Somali. The arrival of refugee children has forced the school district to adapt quickly to such a large population of non-English speakers, which the district has largely been able to do.

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Kragar  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:57:21pm

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2016 • 11:58:00pm

St Cloud? Went to college there. Nasty little white bread and racist city. That influx is going to be interesting to watch over the next decade or so.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:29:03am

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

I’m no white supremacist. All races should have freedom and self determination.

Well, the rest of us white folks got together, and we determined we’d rather hang with all the other races than with silly bastards like you.

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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:38:18am

re: #256 Dark_Falcon

Ted Cruz isn’t going to permit religious pogroms. Claims that he is a theocrat are driven by fear. He believes in the Constitution too much to permit the wholesale violation of the 1st Amendment.

What’s next? A declaration of belief in the Great Pumpkin?

Cruz uses the constitution exactly as he uses the bible: it is a convenient prop to justify whatever the hell he wants to do

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:39:40am
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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:49:42am

re: #404 Charles Johnson

That would be oddly appropriate. A Ted Cruz administration would be a shit-geyser of epic proportions, and CCJ is just the person to call when large quantities of feces need to be flung.

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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:53:16am

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

Another asshole Bernie Bro threatens to throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way.

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The entire screed is self-entitled depraved indifference masquerading as deeply held principle.

As I said upthread, these people are worse than Republicans. If they can’t be bothered to vote correctly in general elections, then to hell with them.

I have to believe that a negligible fraction of these people actually participate in party activities to try to pull things to the left over time. That would be work, which I’m sure they are allergic to.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 12:54:48am

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

Another asshole Bernie Bro threatens to throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way.

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The entire screed is self-entitled depraved indifference masquerading as deeply held principle.

So according to this Sandbagger, the millions of Americans who support Hillary Clinton are too dumb to understand what’s good for us. That if we were truly smart, we’d be right there with him in being prepared to burn the country to the ground unless Bernie won the presidency.

Meanwhile, all I hear is a white privileged asshole who feels he has nothing to lose in the “BernieorBust” suicide pact. He has no need to worry that a President Trump will deport him due to his skin color or religious beliefs, or worry that a Trump administration will mean more harassment from the cops and government authority figures. As a teacher, I’m sure he doesn’t sweat the idea of the ACA going away too awful much. And unless he’s gay, most of the court cases that the GOP wants to see overturned don’t hurt him too much. So why wouldn’t he think he could weather another 4-8 years of a Republican presidency?

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2016 • 1:12:02am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:16:10am

re: #401 William Lewis

St Cloud? Went to college there. Nasty little white bread and racist city. That influx is going to be interesting to watch over the next decade or so.

That article I linked to said CAIR filed a complaint against the school district a few years back, saying it was being unresponsive to the needs of the immigrant kids. The SD shaped up and even got recognized by the White House for its efforts.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:17:49am

re: #408 Kragar

Colonel Schoonover’s testimony, “he was conducting a close target reconnaissance in the vicinity of the Hindu-Kush…”

OK, my mind went there instead of the other meaning. What can I say?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:21:12am

re: #404 Charles Johnson

LOL!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:23:49am

re: #408 Kragar

I haven’t even watched ep 1 yet.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:25:24am

Chuck Johnson would make a shitty press secretary, because he gets pissed off so easily when anyone contradicts him. Plus, his English skills.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:30:15am

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

The first few paragraphs almost had me convinced it’s a troll account by a Clinton supporter satirizing BernieBros - and what a crude, badly written, transparent satire!

It seems to be real though.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:46:49am

Here’s a good, non-asshole pro-Bernie pitch as a palate cleanser. Just to show how it can be done.

dailykos.com

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:53:36am

re: #415 Nyet

Here’s a good, non-asshole pro-Bernie pitch as a palate cleanser. Just to show how it can be done.

dailykos.com

It’s a good pitch for the reason the last one was completely dickish: It ends with conceding that no matter who wins nomination, we should throw our support behind them against Trump. It’s not a “If I don’t get my way, then this country can go to Hell!” tantrum, it’s a “I’d really like Bernie to win, but I’d settle for defeating Trump” sales pitch.

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Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 2:55:00am

About the DF derp about GOP congressional support of mental health issues, I could not help but notice a page right here at LGF.

Most Republicans cite mental illness as the core cause of gun violence and mass shootings.

What does not make sense, however, is that in direct contradiction of this view, Republicans routinely slash funding for mental health programs. The House Republican budget for 2013 proposed to decrease federal funding for mental health treatment.

Since then, systemic cuts have continued. President Obama recently proposed an additional $500 million in spending on mental health care as an answer to Republican calls for a solution to mental health issues.

Despite this, Republicans continue to oppose additional spending. Not only does this create a contradiction, but it serves to put millions of lives at risk.

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BlackPearl  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:03:16am

re: #239 Pawn of the Oppressor

When I was young, I admit, to my adult shame, that U2 was my all-around favorite band. What can I say? Something about them appealed to me when I was 14.

I grew up. And now I’m pretty sure The Sisters of Mercy is my all-around favorite. It’s too bad they’re basically done and I won’t ever see them live.

This was the first song of theirs that I ever heard… Of course :)

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Um, I saw them Tuesday. They ended their second encore with “Temple of Love” and “This Corrosion”. :)

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BlackPearl  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:05:40am

re: #418 BlackPearl

Um, I saw them Tuesday. They ended their second encore with “Temple of Love” and “This Corrosion”. :)

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Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:06:51am

re: #416 Targetpractice

It was a nice pitch. As I read it I was only slighty be-hackled.

I settled on this as the most incorrect statement:

He’s been an effective legislator

But in the end, it is nice to be able to have reasoned discussions about issues with specificity to drive actual policy.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:29:54am

So, the Hulk v. Gawker thing is really all about Rage Furby.

What exactly did he do? Maybe he figures his frivolous defamation suit against Gawker distracted them long enough for Hulk to take them down. Other than that, I have no idea.

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Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:32:27am

Looking at endorsements. (at 538)

Look at HRC vs Bernie. Bernie has been in Congress far longer than HRC served.

Looked at the GOP. SO MANY are sitting on their hands!

The Endorsement Primary
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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:39:33am

“Fuck the math.” - an actual BernieBro at dkos.

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Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:42:53am

re: #421 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

What exactly did he do?

Well, for one thing, he is a hero for calling an ambulance for someone. I mean, they were covered in feces!

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:50:02am

Canada has just expanded the anti-Putin sanctions.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 19, 2016 • 3:51:58am

re: #425 Nyet

Canada has just extended the anti-Putin sanctions.

The Canadians can only get away with this because because they know that an armed Sarah Palin is standing between them and Russia.

/

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Alyosha  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:06:10am

re: #423 Nyet

“Fuck the math.” - an actual BernieBro at dkos.

2+2 can also equal the required delegate threshold for nomination.

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451_Montag  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:07:57am

re: #293 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Look at your frontrunner and then tell me with a straight face that these are disqualifying traits in the modern GOP.

Sounds a bit over qualified to be honest

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:08:44am

Gah. A Kossack posts a link to Mondoweiss and gets on the wreck list.

dailykos.com

PS: that said, on the “ideological” level I agree with Bernie on not attending AIPAC. Why should such a controversial, special interest org be a must-attend stop for anyone?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:35:07am

*knocking Good morning Lizards. I awaken to find the Feline Overlord knocking stuff down all around the apartment. At least the tea is hot and there is freshly cooked oatmeal in the slow cooker.

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lockjawcanbefun  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:49:06am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:02:01am

re: #381 Ace-o-aces

Lot’s of islamaphobes are anti-semetic as well. They sometimes feign support for Israel but scratch the surface and they’re full of Jew hatred as well. Just look what happened to Shapiro when he left Breitbart. All those followers who cheered his Islamaphobia took about 5 seconds to start sprewing anti-semetisim at him when he displeased them.

Remember the Christian fundamentalists who don’t give a shit about Jews or Judaism but need a resurgent Israel to fulfill their apocalyptic Biblical prophecies.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:10:42am

re: #433 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Remember the Christian fundamentalists who don’t give a shit about Jews or Judaism but need a resurgent Israel to fulfill their apocalyptic Biblical prophecies.

I think that if one takes their views on this seriously, one should also take seriously their religion-based devotion to Israel-as-such. After all there are plenty Bible verses they cite as proof of the need to support Israel in non-apocalyptic contexts.

Now, it’s not a “true” devotion on the human level, it’s still on the “Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it” level. But limiting it to Apocalypse-only seems like a cafeteria approach to me.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:11:27am

This is fake….right?

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:13:15am

re: #435 Dr. Matt

Easy to check.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:17:52am

re: #435 Dr. Matt

This is fake….right?

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If it were only true …

Pigs would fly.

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Alephnaught  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:18:54am

re: #435 Dr. Matt

This is fake….right?

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The second one looks a bit too long for a tweet.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:20:43am

GotNwes tries to capture the non sequitur-filled prose of Rage Furby.

BREAKING: Chuck Johnson gloats, take credit for #HulkHogan winning Gawker lawsuit

Nick Denton of Gawker has been held liable by a Florida court but the real question is how I made it possible.

Denton, A.J. Daulerio and Gawker lost the lawsuit filed by Hulk Hogan, and were hit with a $115 million judgment.

Russian oligarchs kill people. They invest money, too. Denton has received venture capital from investors.

Invasion of privacy is a felony in Florida. (Say that like David Caruso would.)

Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles every year.

{Play the game: add your own non sequitur. It’s fun and educational!}

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:21:53am

re: #438 Alephnaught

The second one looks a bit too long for a tweet.

That plus they would have never written anything like that, not in this language, and had any of this happened on March 14, surely it would have been all over the news by now. That is, we don’t even have to go to their easily reachable twitter accounts to know this is fake beyond the reasonable doubt.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:23:33am

Trump says we are going to open up libel laws. Gawker hit with $115M judgment. Coincidence?

Posted by Charles C. Johnson on Friday, March 18, 2016

“Coincidence?” Umm, yes, you friggn’ fucktarded loser.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:27:57am

re: #440 Nyet

That plus they would have never written anything like that, not in this language, and had any of this happened on March 14, surely it would have been all over the news by now. That is, we don’t even have to go to their easily reachable twitter accounts to know this is fake beyond the reasonable doubt.

And a statement like that is political suicide within the GOP. So no way Cruz would say that. Rubio, who apparently is already giving up politics, would be a slim maybe. But then those statements imply principles which we know neither of them have espoused previously.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:29:38am

Swedes are not having any of that racism shit.

A Swedish lifeboat rescued refugees off the coast of Samos earlier today. Half of the occupants were children.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:31:50am

re: #442 Feline Fearless Leader

And a statement like that is political suicide within the GOP. So no way Cruz would say that. Rubio, who apparently is already giving up politics, would be a slim maybe. But then those statements imply principles which we know neither of them have espoused previously.

Cruz saying he dodged? No.

Rubio saying “pro-choice” and “vote Democrat”? No.

On March 14? No².

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:52:20am

re: #94 Charles Johnson

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The true test of Freedom of Speech and the Press and its limitations are not how well regarded a person or organization is with the mainstream, but how far out of whack or even vile they are considered. I’m afraid this verdict will give the likes of Trump ammo to go after anyone he considers his enemy- which is about 90% of the mainstream press.

My worst fear is that this ruling opens up the possibility of censorship in America via Judicial authority- and Americans will have to seek out external avenues of news outside US legal jurisdiction. …meaning America will fall way down on the list of world Freedom of the Press rankings.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:15:20am

re: #434 Nyet

I think that if one takes their views on this seriously, one should also take seriously their religion-based devotion to Israel-as-such. After all there are plenty Bible verses they cite as proof of the need to support Israel in non-apocalyptic contexts.

Now, it’s not a “true” devotion on the human level, it’s still on the “Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it” level. But limiting it to Apocalypse-only seems like a cafeteria approach to me.

That is the wonder of any revealed religion: you can pick and choose and weight any section of the Holy Scriptures you want to fit your agenda.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:21:40am

Insanity break

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:25:18am

re: #446 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

That is the wonder of any revealed religion: you can pick and choose and weight any section of the Holy Scriptures you want to fit your agenda.

Sure, but the cafeteria approach in this case is espoused by those saying that the fundies only care about Israel in the apocalyptic context.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:26:00am

re: #447 Dr. Matt

need moar of this

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:29:35am

re: #394 Ziggy_TARDIS

Wouldn’t surprise me.

I recall reading about couple of gravestones of Roman legionaries. One, from Syria, who died on Hadrian’s Wall. The other, from Gaul, who passed away in Egypt at about the same time.

And the Roman Empire was nowhere near the size of the Mongols.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:32:16am
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;

That verse is the often quoted basis of support for Israel and it is not apocalyptic.
While apocalypticism plays an important role, it is not the case that it is the only reason for the fundies to support Israel.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:44:33am

re: #450 Romantic Heretic

Wouldn’t surprise me.

I recall reading about couple of gravestones of Roman legionaries. One, from Syria, who died on Hadrian’s Wall. The other, from Gaul, who passed away in Egypt at about the same time.

And the Roman Empire was nowhere near the size of the Mongols.

Partly the result of the organization of the legions:

The Auxilia were mainly recruited from the peregrini, i.e. free provincial subjects of the Roman Empire who did not hold Roman citizenship and constituted the vast majority of the empire’s population in the 1st and 2nd centuries (c. 90% in the early 1st century). The Auxilia also included some Roman citizens and probably barbarians (barbari, as the Romans called peoples located outside the Empire’s borders). This was in contrast to the legions, which admitted Roman citizens only.

en.wikipedia.org

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Dr. Matt  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:53:46am
Denton was hit with a $115M+ judgment against him and A. J. Daulerio and Gawker.

While Denton runs around fretting about the implications of the First Amendment he took VC money from a Russian oligarch linked to assassination plots against journalists.

Invasion of privacy is a felony in Florida.

His wallet has learned what happens when Hulkmania runs wild on him. But what about his personal liberty? We’ll see.

I’m proud of the role I played in stopping Internet emotional terrorists from winning.

Gawker terrorized me for suing to get Michael Brown’s juvenile records.

Guess who?

454
Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:57:04am

You know who else had one balloon?/

Static Cat Vs Balloon

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:16:21am

re: #453 Dr. Matt

Guess who?

Oh, c’mon.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:21:00am

re: #453 Dr. Matt

Guess who?

458
Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:22:02am

One of the Cat Videos that I never tire of.

Video

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:22:32am
Who wants to take a spin?

Feline Overlord undertaking risky activities. Especially since just previously she had gone and knocked a bunch of tax papers off my desk.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:24:10am

re: #458 Ming5000

One of the Cat Videos that I never tire of.

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Video

Yep. One of my Feline Overlords does that. And then jumps down and runs out of the room.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:24:47am

Brilliant response.

bnasley InteGritty Mar 18 * 12:55:38 AM
…is a gross misrepresentation.
From a Clinton supporter? Shocked. Just shocked.

distort, obfuscate, redefine and lie. its what they do. One has to wonder about the kossacks who signed up ‘03-‘05 and are currently supporting Hillary. Did they sign up thinking “YAY!!! I GET TO DEFEND HENRY KISSINGER AND FRACKING!!!! FUCK YEAH LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!”

Twodaiquiris bnasley Mar 18 * 01:21:45 AM
I signed up to advocate for fracking Henry Kissinger, but we could never get the permits even though he is a very promising source of natural gas.

The fight goes on …

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:29:53am

re: #457 Feline Fearless Leader

463
Ming5000  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:31:03am

I am starting to think Trump i not going to win his own state, and Christie isn’t helping.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:33:22am

re: #463 Ming5000

I am starting to think Trump i not going to win his own state, and Christie isn’t helping.

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New Yorkers know Trump and Christie all too well. Neither is especially popular in the NYC metro area. And that”s putting it mildly.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:06:18am

re: #404 Charles Johnson

LOL!

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He doesn’t even clean up good.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:26:23am

New thread, so I’ve deleted a long comment liable to extend the life of a thread who time should be up.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:39:59am

re: #449 Nyet

need moar of this

Yes!

…and less of some of that crap late last night posted up by our resident Republican excuse maker extraordinaire!

I’m already trying to figure out some points Dark will make when he informs us that yes, he will be voting for the Republican candidate even though he loathes him so.

It will contain things like ‘it will be too important to stop the next Democrat from having the ability to choose a far left Supreme Court Activist Judges that could cripple the advances of Conservatism since Reagan.’

And there will be lines about how ‘Democrats will seriously undermine The Second Amendment rights we all need to protect ourselves’ and ‘Democrats threaten to cut the Defense Budget to a point that will leave us unprotected from the likes of ISIS.’

And even though the Republican candidate is an unknown ‘we can be sure that under the deft leadership of Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan there will be control of the President to assure me that all that True Conservatives stand for will go forward.’

And of course ‘even though Obamacare was an attempt to fix the healthcare system, it is a failed approach and we will need to shut it down until Republicans can put in a conservative answer that works for everyone.’

So, ‘even though I have reservations and unknowns, I cannot in good conscience vote for a Democrat because I know the damage that will be done to true conservatives and all that we have accomplished since Reagan and Bush 1’

Sigh. It is inevitable.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:54:57am

re: #463 Ming5000

Moar short fingers!!!

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KerFuFFler  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:11:04am

re: #458 Ming5000

One of the Cat Videos that I never tire of.

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This cat video may make your all time favorites list. The antics of the skittish kitten fit the music SO WELL!

Really, check it out!

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Tigger2  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:14:14am

re: #396 goddamnedfrank

Another asshole Bernie Bro threatens to throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way.

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The entire screed is self-entitled depraved indifference masquerading as deeply held principle.


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