Video: More Violence, This Time at Trump’s Rally in Tucson

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According to NBC News’ Frank Thorp V, this video shows a Trump supporter punching and kicking a protester.

And that’s not all. Here’s another video showing Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbing a protester by the collar of his shirt and shoving him.

UPDATE at 3/19/16 5:42:31 pm by Charles Johnson

Here’s more on the violence at today’s Trump rally in Tucson:

Bryan Sanders was wearing an American flag shirt and carrying a poster depicting Trump with a Confederate flag superimposed on his face when he was jumped.

Police quickly arrested the attacker. His identity was not immediately released.

As five police officers responded to the assault, Trump assailed the protesters.

“That’s a disgrace. Y’know, they’re taking away our First Amendment rights,” he said. “They’re troublemakers; they’re no good. We’d better be careful. We’ve got to take our country back, folks.”

In another incident, a female protester — reportedly a University of Southern California student — was punched by a man in the crowd. She was being treated by paramedics at the scene after the rally.

Another woman, 67 years old, was cited for assaulting a TPD officer, after she poked him in the chest while trying to explain how she was injured by a Trump supporter, who she said pushed her against the railing and kicked her.

UPDATE at 3/19/16 5:46:13 pm by Charles Johnson

An interview with the protester shown being punched and kicked in the video above:

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Bryan Sanders says he was sucker punched by a Donald Trump supporter inside the Tucson rally. Video by Christianna Silva for the Arizona Daily Star

UPDATE at 3/19/16 6:12:05 pm by Charles Johnson
UPDATE at 3/19/16 6:31:09 pm by Charles Johnson

Another video from a bystander clearly shows this peaceful protester being violently attacked by a Trump supporter.

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445 comments

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Great White Snark  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:38:40pm

Well fellow Lizards we can only hope cool heads are prevailing in California. If not we will have our own footage.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:41:57pm

Non-sequiturs about “black-on-black violence” in 3, 2…

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:42:57pm

That guy in the first clip is a black guy so he’s obviously a democrat plant!

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:44:11pm

That kid should file charges against Lewandowski. That punk walks around shoving people like some low-level mafioso who thinks he’s bad.

People like that usually do that to the wrong person sooner or later, though. I can only hope it’s sooner.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:44:11pm

Already had a white supremacist pop up on Twitter and say the “thug” deserved far worse.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:46:59pm
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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:47:33pm

Also, notice how Lewandowski waits until the guy has his back turned, and then pulls him into the guy he was arguing with earlier? Looks like he was trying to get them into a fight.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:48:57pm

Are these acts of violence at the campaign rallies part of the whole “Making America Great Again” thing?

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:50:03pm

re: #8 b.d.

Are these acts of violence at the campaign rallies part of the whole “Making America Great Again” thing?

Making America Grate!

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:54:01pm
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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:54:01pm

That first video makes me wonder. I don’t know, call me distrustful of Trump.

Is it staged?

Just the way it goes on seems weird. The attacking dude is pounding and kicking but is he? Is it wrestling showmanship? Sorry to be so cynical, but Trump.

Then the attacker just backs up and stops like he knows its over and he is ready to be taken. Who acts like that? Finally he turns around to get handcuffed like this happens everyday, again ready for it like he knows the routine.

Add in it is a Black Trump supporter and my suspicions rise. Why? b.d. in #3 gets right to it. Would it surprise anyone Trump wants to make it seem like it isn’t just Black protesters being attacked by White supporters.

And that brings the real problem all along with Trump. It is all a show. He lies, he talks trash, he cancels and controls TV. Why should I trust that anything I see is what it is? Why wouldn’t someone question everything done by the new PT Barnum?

None of this is real is it?

I don’t want to downplay a real violent act. I hope no one was hurt. My point is what do we know, other than we know Trump. He buys people and manipulates scenes for the media impression. You just never know.

We get a show. Give them a show.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:55:54pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

Bread and circuses.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 4:56:32pm

2017: “And today in international news, a political row entered its second day as the Russian government issued a statement of outrage over events that occurred at the White House Tuesday. Reports are that White House Chief of Staff Lewandowski punched an aide of Russian President Putin for remarks concerning President Trump’s hair and skin tone. Trump responded to Russian government’s statement with a statement that the aide deserved the punch and ‘far worse,’ expressing a belief that the aide would have received such ‘in the good old days’ and the Russian people actually owe him an apology for the remarks towards his appearance. He also remarked upon the potential for military action against Russia if the apology is not forthcoming in the next 48 hours.”

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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:01:22pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

The degeneration of the Republican party has reached the point where it is reasonable to wonder if violence at rallies for the GOP front-runner is real or staged.

Think about that for a while. Let it really sink in. Once that is done, one has no justification for voting for the GOP or for defending it in any way whatsoever.

The GOP is a disaster and needs to be destroyed or reformed so fundamentally that destruction of its current state is inherently part of the deal.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:02:21pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

That first video makes me wonder. I don’t know, call me distrustful of Trump.

Is it staged?

Just the way it goes on seems weird. The attacking dude is pounding and kicking but is he? Is it wrestling showmanship? Sorry to be so cynical, but Trump.

Then the attacker just backs up and stops like he knows its over and he is ready to be taken. Who acts like that? Finally he turns around to get handcuffed like this happens everyday, again ready for it like he knows the routine.

Add in it is a Black Trump supporter and my suspicions rise. Why? b.d. in #3 gets right to it. Would it surprise anyone Trump wants to make it seem like it isn’t just Black protesters being attacked by White supporters.

And that brings the real problem all along with Trump. It is all a show. He lies, he talks trash, he cancels and controls TV. Why should I trust that anything I see is what it is? Why wouldn’t someone question everything done by the new PT Barnum?

None of this is real is it?

I don’t want to downplay a real violent act. I hope no one was hurt. My point is what do we know, other than we know Trump. He buys people and manipulates scenes for the media impression. You just never know.

We get a show. Give them a show.

You could be right. But there are a lot of wildcards involved - especially that there’s an arena full of people who maybe don’t know it’s fake. The attacker could just as easily be caught up in the hate and actually looking to hurt the guy.

If these attacks are being faked, Trump is really playing with fire here. Somebody who doesn’t know it’s fake is going to end up hospitalizing somebody.

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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:02:36pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

2017: “And today in international news, a political row entered its second day as the Russian government issued a statement of outrage over events that occurred at the White House Tuesday. Reports are that White House Chief of Staff Lewandowski punched an aide of Russian President Putin for remarks concerning President Trump’s hair and skin tone. Trump responded to Russian government’s statement with a statement that the aide deserved the punch and ‘far worse,’ expressing a belief that the aide would have received such ‘in the good old days’ and the Russian people actually owe him an apology for the remarks towards his appearance. He also remarked upon the potential for military action against Russia if the apology is not forthcoming in the next 48 hours.”

Optimist. You’re assuming we could get to the second day in a situation like that without military action already having occurred.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:06:55pm

re: #13 Targetpractice

Meanwhile Putinists put all of their hopes on Trump. Their last great white hope.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:08:55pm

re: #17 Nyet

Meanwhile Putinists put all of their hopes on Trump. Their last great white orange hope.

FTFY

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:11:31pm

The GOP establishment really has nothing, did they suddenly forget how horrible a campaigner Rick Perry is?

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Mike R  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:13:51pm

re: #19 b.d.

They have begun to panic, and with good reason. It is hoot that Perry is thought of as a life line, Though his head is kind of wooden so maybe he floats.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:15:51pm

re: #20 Mike R

They have begun to panic, and with good reason. It is hoot that Perry is thought of as a life line, Though his head is kind of wooden so maybe he floats.

Flailing. The incompetence and unpreparedness is astounding, even for that bunch.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:16:26pm

Well, I’m back from Mexico, took one look at the news feeds and am thinking about repacking my bags and heading back down there.

Had a great trip, fantastic diving, great folks, great operation we were working with.

Looks like Trump is almost a foregone conclusion, I’m not a religious person, but I’d have to start thinking he made some shady deal at a dark crossroad at midnight to get the nomination. How else can one logically explain how he keeps going up in the polls when any normal candidate would have imploded by now under the weight of all the derp.

RBS

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:17:55pm

re: #19 b.d.

The GOP establishment really has nothing, did they suddenly forget how horrible a campaigner Rick Perry is?

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Coburn and Perry sounds like one of those law firms that advertise on late night TV and buses.

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Tigger2  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:19:43pm

re: #19 b.d.

The GOP establishment really has nothing, did they suddenly forget how horrible a campaigner Rick Perry is?

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I think the establishment is underestimating just how loyal Trumps supporters are to him, They are almost fanatical. Trump will either run 3rd party or I think his supporters will just sit home. JMO

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:21:13pm

re: #22 Reality Based Steve

Well, I’m back from Mexico, took one look at the news feeds and am thinking about repacking my bags and heading back down there.

Had a great trip, fantastic diving, great folks, great operation we were working with.

Looks like Trump is almost a foregone conclusion, I’m not a religious person, but I’d have to start thinking he made some shady deal at a dark crossroad at midnight to get the nomination. How else can one logically explain how he keeps going up in the polls when any normal candidate would have imploded by now under the weight of all the derp.

RBS

Glad you got back before the wall went up. I wouldn’t go back to Mexico, they’re going to have to have a youuuge tax increase to pay for the wall.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:21:25pm

The GOP leadership’s hopes at this point are trying to find somebody who won’t invoke the sort of visceral disgust and hatred that Trump does, if only in the hopes of saving their Senate majority. They seem to be giving up on winning the presidency and are now focused on preservation of the gains they’ve made.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:21:52pm

re: #15 makeitstop

You could be right. But there are a lot of wildcards involved - especially that there’s an arena full of people who maybe don’t know it’s fake. The attacker could just as easily be caught up in the hate and actually looking to hurt the guy.

If these attacks are being faked, Trump is really playing with fire here. Somebody who doesn’t know it’s fake is going to end up hospitalizing somebody.

This is the only protester attack I am questioning. I am just basing it on what I see and how it looks. I too am not sure it isn’t real, but I brought it up because of the nature of the Trump campaign. He makes me question everything.

I guess more than anything I am questioning the fact that I can’t trust Trump. He is running for President. Trust should be a big factor and concern.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:24:31pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:25:43pm

re: #23 Reality Based Steve

Coburn and Perry sounds like one of those law firms that advertise on late night TV and buses.

Has your party been in an accident? Give us a call!

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:26:25pm

The guy wasted $120,000,000.00 and needed and extra $250K?

I bet Jeb! pays himself back and stiffs some vendors

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:26:29pm

Punching our country back:

“…Bryan Sanders was wearing an American flag shirt and carrying a poster depicting Trump with a Confederate flag superimposed on his face when he was jumped.

Police quickly arrested the attacker. His identity was not immediately released.

As five police officers responded to the assault, Trump assailed the protesters.

“That’s a disgrace. Y’know, they’re taking away our First Amendment rights,” he said. “They’re troublemakers; they’re no good. We’d better be careful. We’ve got to take our country back, folks.”

In another incident, a female protester — reportedly a University of Southern California student — was punched by a man in the crowd. She was being treated by paramedics at the scene after the rally.

Another woman, 67 years old, was cited for assaulting a TPD officer, after she poked him in the chest while trying to explain how she was injured by a Trump supporter, who she said pushed her against the railing and kicked her.”

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:32:07pm
“They’re about to detonate a nuclear bomb on themselves,” said one savvy House Democratic strategist following Tuesday’s primaries. “If Ted Cruz is your back up plan, you’re screwed,” the strategist gleefully added.

There’s an awful lot of seats that would have to turn in on a very gerrymandered map

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:35:13pm

Some are moving on to the acceptance stage early:

THE LATEST: BARBOUR SAYS HE WILL BACK REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour says he has no plans to endorse any of the 2016 GOP candidates for president but that he will ultimately support the nominee.

[…]

Barbour detailed the economic shortfalls of President Barack Obama’s administration and said that he will ultimately support the Republican nominee because “who ever that is will be better than Hillary Clinton.”

Of course most of them will bow to Drumpfskind.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:36:35pm

re: #33 freetoken

Some are moving on to the acceptance stage early:

THE LATEST: BARBOUR SAYS HE WILL BACK REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

Of course most of them will bow to Drumpfskind.

They’ll all fall in line and they’d crawl over broken glass to vote against Hillary.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:40:01pm

re: #32 b.d.

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There’s an awful lot of seats that would have to turn in on a very gerrymandered map

“When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.”

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:40:55pm
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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:42:18pm

re: #34 b.d.

They’ll all fall in line and they’d crawl over broken glass to vote against Hillary.

Yup. Which is why the NeverTrump movement, if it can be called that, will fail.

Many Republicans are fine with Drumpfskind, bullying tactics and all. Indeed, many of them probably are jealous of the bullying tactics and are miffed they didn’t do that first.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:42:34pm

re: #36 jaunte

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They stopped the film before Rock Hudson showed up.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:43:51pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:44:09pm

trump, trumpf, trumplestiltskin

the whole country is fixated on this degrading spectacle

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:44:43pm

re: #37 freetoken

Yup. Which is why the NeverTrump movement, if it can be called that, will fail.

Many Republicans are fine with Drumpfskind, bullying tactics and all. Indeed, many of them probably are jealous of the bullying tactics and are miffed they didn’t do that first.

The reason they can’t stop Trump because they can’t tell the masses that the establishment GOP policies will be better for the average voter than Trump policies. Folks have had enough that lie.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:45:20pm

re: #15 makeitstop

You could be right. But there are a lot of wildcards involved - especially that there’s an arena full of people who maybe don’t know it’s fake. The attacker could just as easily be caught up in the hate and actually looking to hurt the guy.

If these attacks are being faked, Trump is really playing with fire here. Somebody who doesn’t know it’s fake is going to end up hospitalizing somebody.

Or, considering how mercenary a person has to be to perform violence for money, said violent person might spill the beans if made a better offer.

Hmm. Idea for a story. Detective trying to solve a murder. Determines it’s a Presidential candidate silencing a possible squealer. Now detective is the next target. Sounds good.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:45:59pm

re: #37 freetoken

The people from NeverTrump that will stay true to the slogan aren’t the people with much influence left anyway, it seems. Bill Kristol makes noises, for example, but he seems to be more of a has-been with each passing day.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:46:33pm

An interview with the protester shown being punched and kicked in the video above:

Interview with Donald Trump protestor punched, kicked at Tucson rally

Bryan Sanders says he was sucker punched by a Donald Trump supporter inside the Tucson rally. Video by Christianna Silva for the Arizona Daily Star

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:47:43pm

Good luck with that.

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whitebeach  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:48:43pm

re: #11 ObserverArt

I honestly believe that if Trump is the candidate, he is completely capable of staging a Reichstag fire. Meaning that a couple of weeks before the general election, there may be a large “terrorist attack” that might not, or might very well, involve casualties, and that turns out—-too late to change the vote—-to be complete and utter bought and paid for bullshit.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:52:04pm

re: #32 b.d.

Thing is, Gerrymandering is vulnerable in wave elections, as the margins are often not that great in terms of victory.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:52:37pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:52:58pm

Shocker: Trump camp denies all.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:54:20pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

An interview with the protester shown being punched and kicked in the video above:

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Video

So, it was real. Glad the guy seems to be okay. I’ll buy his story. I still wonder about the guy that did it though. Very strange actions on his part.

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Bubblehead II  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:54:47pm

Night Lizards.

Some random music. Hope you enjoy it.

“Wonder” by Natalie Merchant at the Possibilities Gala 2009

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:55:06pm

re: #46 whitebeach

Another Glewicz. Right-wing conspiracists love to babble about “false flags”, beer-hall putsches, and Reichstag fires, but they forget one thing: If they can imagine a conspiracy, they, and not we, have the most motivation to make it happen. In other words, THEY are the true conspirators!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:55:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:58:49pm

Trump wasn’t kidding. He could shoot someone and these idiots would still cheer because these people love a strongman type.

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Danack  Mar 19, 2016 • 5:59:29pm

re: #32 b.d.

There’s an awful lot of seats that would have to turn in on a very gerrymandered map

That’s the thing about gerrymandered maps. They help you keep seats you shouldn’t do….right up until the point when you start losing lots of votes at once.

Then, instead of 5 percent swing meaning just a few less seats, you can be looking at losing a huge swathe of supposedly ‘safe’ seats.

I have no idea if Trump is actually going to separate Republican voters from actually voting for the GOP. I think we’re going to be able to tell in the next week or two, when polls of the Republican field start coming in from after Rubio has “suspended” his campaign.

Trump has been on about 35% support for since the start of the year. With the other candidates dropping out he still hasn’t been able to get close to 50%. If he can’t even get to 50% of the Republican voters, he’s going to get annihilated in the general election, as well as suppressing GOP voter turnout, while massively increasing Democratic turnout.

Even if the Republican party doesn’t split, it is incredibly likely that the change in turnout will produce massive swings everywhere.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:01:19pm
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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:01:55pm

re: #49 jaunte

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Shocker: Trump camp denies all.

Bullshit. You can clearly see Lewandowski pull the man. Hint: the arm that pulls him is in a grey suit sleeve. Lewandowski is wearing a grey suit. The other guy isn’t.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:02:09pm

I wonder what will happen when Trump loses the election. We he accept defeat, or will he set his mob loose on the country to try to overturn the election results?

We’ve never been closer to having a banana republic type election than we are now.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:02:35pm

re: #55 Danack

Because they don’t mean much during this period, there have been few national polls.

But the latest one came out yesterday and showed Trump way ahead of Cruz:

rasmussenreports.com

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:03:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:03:35pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

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As I said, they love violence against people they disagree with. It’s an authoritarian trait yet they’re convinced Obama’s the tyrant. Must be nice to be that delusional.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:03:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:04:22pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

I wonder what will happen when Trump loses the election. We he accept defeat, or will he set his mob loose on the country to try to overturn the election results?

We’ve never been closer to having a banana republic type election than we are now.

It’s a scary thought.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:04:32pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

I wonder what will happen when Trump loses the election. We he accept defeat, or will he set his mob loose on the country to try to overturn the election results?

We’ve never been closer to having a banana republic type election than we are now.

If Trump doesn’t get the nomination he’ll do everything in his power to make sure that the GOP nominee gets routed, that way he’ll be able to claim that he would have won easily.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:04:36pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

This is a lie. You can clearly see the arm grabbing the protester, with the same color suit coat as Lewandowski.

Also, you can see that it’s, you know, attached to Lewandowski.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:05:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:05:30pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

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I believe it.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:07:44pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

I wonder what will happen when Trump loses the election. We he accept defeat, or will he set his mob loose on the country to try to overturn the election results?

We’ve never been closer to having a banana republic type election than we are now.

In a do-or-die situation, Cliven Bundy could put more armed fighters in the street than could Trump. Don’t be hypnotized, this is a Little Theatre group.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:08:26pm

re: #64 b.d.

I just wonder if Trump is capable of admitting loss. There’s no gray area in an election; you win or lose, but according to Trump he lever loses.

I don’t think he’s the type who will just gracefully accept losing, wish the winner and the country well, and go away.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:08:34pm

sorry

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:09:06pm

re: #70 Nyet

sorry

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Donald Trump Myers or Michael Trump?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:10:08pm

re: #69 Skip Intro

I just wonder if Trump is capable of admitting loss. There’s no gray area in an election; you win or lose, but according to Trump he lever loses.

I don’t think he’s the type who will just gracefully accept losing, wish the winner and the country well, and go away.

That was my thought as well. He doesn’t strike me as the type that will concede defeat. He’ll probably claim fraud and they’ll probably believe him even if it’s a comfortable margin.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:10:20pm

re: #69 Skip Intro

I just wonder if Trump is capable of admitting loss. There’s no gray area in an election; you win or lose, but according to Trump he lever loses.

I don’t think he’s the type who will just gracefully accept losing, wish the winner and the country well, and go away.

He tried to claim that Cruz stole Iowa, when Trump loses in the general he’ll claim it was stolen by a group of people that he has already insulted.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:10:52pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:12:16pm

re: #32 b.d.

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There’s an awful lot of seats that would have to turn in on a very gerrymandered map

This kind of disaster on the GOP side is exactly the kind of thing that might put gerrymandered GOP seats into play.

In a Republican gerrymander, the GOP gives itself a large number of seats that are just safe enough, while concentrating Democratic voters into a smaller number of overwhelmingly (D) districts.

With Trump and/or a GOP split, those “just safe enough” House seats become targets.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:12:32pm

re: #73 b.d.

He tried to claim that Cruz stole Iowa, when Trump loses in the general he’ll claim it was stolen by a group of people that he has already insulted.

It will be. He has insulted most Americans.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:14:01pm

re: #68 Decatur Deb

In a do-or-die situation, Cliven Bundy could put more armed fighters in the street than could Trump. Don’t be hypnotized, this is a Little Theatre group.

I’m not worried about Trump actually directing any sort of violence, he’s too much of a coward for that. What I’m worried about is him getting his supporters so worked up they start engaging in uncoordinated violence as individuals or small groups.

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prairiefire  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:15:43pm

re: #68 Decatur Deb

But a cobra, still.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:16:05pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:16:34pm

re: #77 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

I’m not worried about Trump actually directing any sort of violence, he’s too much of a coward for that. What I’m worried about is him getting his supporters so worked up they start engaging in uncoordinated violence as individuals or small groups.

Could happen, but it would disappear into the background noise. He’s a focus for their anger, but dipshits will be angry nonetheless.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:18:02pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

Automatic blocking function: activated.

Always knew you’d be an Auburn fan.

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Ojoe  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:19:29pm

re: #75 EPR-radar

There needs to be an amendment mandating rectangular districts except at natural state boundaries like rivers or seacoasts.

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jamesfirecat  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:19:31pm

re: #46 whitebeach

I honestly believe that if Trump is the candidate, he is completely capable of staging a Reichstag fire. Meaning that a couple of weeks before the general election, there may be a large “terrorist attack” that might not, or might very well, involve casualties, and that turns out—-too late to change the vote—-to be complete and utter bought and paid for bullshit.

This involves a level of forethought and planning I have not seen Trump display yet.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:21:09pm

re: #19 b.d.

The GOP establishment really has nothing, did they suddenly forget how horrible a campaigner Rick Perry is?

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Hey, didn’t Coburn quit the senate because he has prostate cancer?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:21:15pm

re: #82 Ojoe

There needs to be an amendment mandating rectangular districts except at natural state boundaries like rivers or seacoasts.

Some IT wizards have already proposed fair district maps generated by computed nearest-neighbor analyses. Don’t wait up for it.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:21:49pm

re: #46 whitebeach

I honestly believe that if Trump is the candidate, he is completely capable of staging a Reichstag fire. Meaning that a couple of weeks before the general election, there may be a large “terrorist attack” that might not, or might very well, involve casualties, and that turns out—-too late to change the vote—-to be complete and utter bought and paid for bullshit.

re: #83 jamesfirecat

This involves a level of forethought and planning I have not seen Trump display yet.

That’s what Chris Christie is for

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:23:30pm

re: #82 Ojoe

There needs to be an amendment mandating rectangular districts except at natural state boundaries like rivers or seacoasts.

California passed an initiative that took redistrictin get out of the hands of the legislature and put in in the hands of a nonpartisan commission. It did unseat some of the hacks in the old seats.

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jamesfirecat  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:24:09pm

re: #86 b.d.

That’s what Chris Christie is for

It will go down in history as the Bridgehall putsch….

(I laugh to keep from crying/shivering in fear)

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:25:12pm

re: #84 Joe Bacon

Hey, didn’t Coburn quit the senate because he has prostate cancer?

I guess they got it and he is well?

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:26:51pm

re: #65 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

Also, you can see that it’s, you know, attached to Lewandowski.

I didn’t actually see his arm attached to his body. But I’ve been watching zombie stuff all day so my eyes are shot.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:27:22pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:27:37pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:29:08pm

re: #30 b.d.

The guy wasted $120,000,000.00 and needed and extra $250K?

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I bet Jeb! pays himself back and stiffs some vendors

I don’t believe that at all. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeb pulled off a Max Bialystock, deliberately ran his campaign into the ground and he stashed a lot of the cash in Swiss Bank accounts.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:29:17pm

Trump:
“These are bad people, I’m telling you. And they’re not really protesters. They’re agitators.”

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:29:33pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

I wonder what will happen when Trump loses the election. We he accept defeat, or will he set his mob loose on the country to try to overturn the election results?

We’ve never been closer to having a banana republic type election than we are now.

That’s when Obama steps in and calls for martial law and then installs himself as Leader for Life!

The coup is helped along by all the LGBT members of the military. Anyone not in line gets shipped off to the FEMA camps out West. They will all be put to work building green energy solar panels and Obama phones and other free stuff to give the lazy!

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TedStriker  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:29:45pm

re: #69 Skip Intro

I just wonder if Trump is capable of admitting loss. There’s no gray area in an election; you win or lose, but according to Trump he lever loses.

I don’t think he’s the type who will just gracefully accept losing, wish the winner and the country well, and go away.

Oh, I think that Trump’s the “if I can’t have it, no one can!” type…the question is, how far is he willing to go and what is he willing to do?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:30:46pm

re: #89 b.d.

I guess they got it and he is well?

Or he now wears a red suit (to cover blood stains) and takes on bad guys as he constantly breaks the fourth wall with profanity-laced jokes.*

*My 15 yo had a soccer tournament a couple of hours from home today. The first game was at 8AM and the second at 5:30PM. We had time to kill, so I took him to see “Deadpool.” I didn’t quite realize just how it got its R rating. Oops.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:31:16pm

re: #96 TedStriker

Oh, I think that Trump’s the “if I can’t have it, no one can!” type…the question is, how far is he willing to go and what is he willing to do?

He’ll find a way to make money from it, after the bankruptcies are settled.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:31:21pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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at the point that these guys run 3rd party they just want somebody regular republicans can vote for so that theyll also turn out to vote for down ticket republicans

if there’s only trump, the stay at homes will kill down ticketers oh dont i hope it will turn out like that!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:33:36pm

Another video from a bystander clearly shows this peaceful protester being violently attacked by a Trump supporter.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:34:25pm

Fucking unreal that this is going on in the United States.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:35:46pm

This is why they are freaked

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:35:55pm

re: #101 Charles Johnson

Fucking unreal that this is going on in the United States.

i wonder how they felt in italy in the early 20s

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:36:00pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

At least the SOB was arrested.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:37:06pm

re: #97 Barefoot Grin

Or he now wears a red suit (to cover blood stains) and takes on bad guys as he constantly breaks the fourth wall with profanity-laced jokes.*

*My 15 yo had a soccer tournament a couple of hours from home today. The first game was at 8AM and the second at 5:30PM. We had time to kill, so I took him to see “Deadpool.” I didn’t quite realize just how it got its R rating. Oops.

So, how much did he need to explain to you?
/

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:37:09pm

re: #102 b.d.

Holy shit.

That would be a catastrophe for Republicans.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:37:23pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

Absolutely no excuse for that. But Trumpenstein and his Trumpstaffel will justify it, encourage it, incite it.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:37:28pm

re: #104 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

At least the SOB was arrested.

Must have been confusing as hell, though.

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ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:39:53pm

re: #70 Nyet

sorry

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Damn Booji Boy grew up to become Trump.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:39:56pm

re: #103 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i wonder how they felt in italy in the early 20s

They felt like their generals had murdered a generation.

en.wikipedia.org

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jamesfirecat  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:41:47pm

re: #93 Joe Bacon

I don’t believe that at all. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeb pulled off a Max Bialystock, deliberately ran his campaign into the ground and he stashed a lot of the cash in Swiss Bank accounts.

We need to find the worst candidate who ever run ran for office….

“Corporations are people my friend.”

No, still too good.

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Brian J.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:42:00pm

re: #47 Ziggy_TARDIS

Thing is, Gerrymandering is vulnerable in wave elections, as the margins are often not that great in terms of victory.

Gerrymandering is designed to have a certain amount of give to it, but when that margin is overwhelmed, it fails spectacularly. I saw the Democrats’ attempt at gerrymandering backfire horribly in 2002. There are a lot of seats in states like Ohio and North Carolina that NO ONE thinks are currently competitive that could fall to the Democrats.

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Brian J.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:42:58pm

re: #111 jamesfirecat

We need to find the worst candidate who ever run ran for office….

“Corporations are people my friend.”

No, still too good.

“My dog is on the roof! My dog is on the roof!”

Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up (feat. Eminem)

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jamesfirecat  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:44:22pm

re: #102 b.d.

This is why they are freaked

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Today, Pepperland goes….. BLUE!!!!

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TedStriker  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:45:24pm

re: #23 Reality Based Steve

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:49:46pm

re: #113 Brian J.

“My dog is on the roof! My dog is on the roof!”

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I love how Romney is now showing up and blowing every last bit of respect anyone may have had left in him with his really lame attempt to get rid of Trump.

I think Mitt thought he could come in late and save the GOP the same way he came in late and saved the SLC Olympics

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:50:39pm
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TedStriker  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:51:35pm

re: #93 Joe Bacon

I don’t believe that at all. There is no doubt in my mind that Jeb pulled off a Max Bialystock, deliberately ran his campaign into the ground and he stashed a lot of the cash in Swiss Bank accounts.

re: #111 jamesfirecat

We need to find the worst candidate who ever run ran for office….

“Corporations are people my friend.”

No, still too good.

Funny y’all should say this, because Broderick and Lane did it for Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

“Trumped” Starring Matthew Broderick & Nathan Lane

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Brian J.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:52:25pm

re: #116 b.d.

I love how Romney is now showing up and blowing every last bit of respect anyone may have had left in him with his really lame attempt to get rid of Trump.

I think Mitt thought he could come in late and save the GOP the same way he came in late and saved the SLC Olympics

He either should have come in a month ago to run in the California and other late-stage primaries, or a couple of months from now if it had been settled that no one could win a majority of delegates. But the crowd of pseudo-contenders kept him from doing the former, and he decided it was too risky to attempt the latter. Now he’s stuck rooting for Cruz/ Kasich to coordinate their efforts in a party where even internal cooperation is considered anathema.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:53:36pm

re: #115 TedStriker

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:54:27pm

Trump poses with police.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:55:20pm
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Botsplainer  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:56:53pm

re: #22 Reality Based Steve

Did you get to do any cenote dives? If you did, which ones? I’ve done Chac Mool, Dos Ojos, The Pit, and a few others which names escape me. I’m headed back down in a few weeks, doing some more dives….

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:58:55pm
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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 6:59:55pm

WikiLeaks, the antisemitic asshole Latuff, Hillary-bashing: just another day in the far-left/far-right convergence zone.

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Danack  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:01:34pm

re: #102 b.d.

This is why they are freaked

This is what I still don’t understand.

Trump must realise that his chances in the general election are incredibly slim, right?

And that there’s a much better chance that he’ll be remembered as the Walter Mondale of the Republican party, with a massive historic loss.

So either he’s completely delusional, or just doesn’t care….unless his message of hate and violence resonates across a much wider set of voters than I hope it does.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:02:20pm
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:02:51pm

re: #22 Reality Based Steve

Well, I’m back from Mexico, took one look at the news feeds and am thinking about repacking my bags and heading back down there.

Had a great trip, fantastic diving, great folks, great operation we were working with.

Looks like Trump is almost a foregone conclusion, I’m not a religious person, but I’d have to start thinking he made some shady deal at a dark crossroad at midnight to get the nomination. How else can one logically explain how he keeps going up in the polls when any normal candidate would have imploded by now under the weight of all the derp.

RBS

Cult of Personality.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:03:53pm

We did The Pit, Dos Ojos, Taj Mahal (not spelled like that, but that’s how it sounds), Kukulcan and Little Brother. All were good, but Little Brother (same site as Kukulcan) was one of the best, The Pit is just insane too.

Ocean was good too, it was pretty windy the first few days, so vis wasn’t perfect, but for an old quarry diver it was heaven.

All in all, a good week, only marred by my being stupid and leaving a 700 dollar dive computer sitting on my BC at the cenote and walking away. Yea, it disappeared. Hoping that my trip insurance will cover it. If not, well, I’ve been jonesing for the new Shearwater anyhow.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:04:22pm

re: #125 Nyet

WikiLeaks, the antisemitic asshole Latuff, Hillary-bashing: just another day in the far-left/far-right convergence zone.

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Not exactly sure why this is a big thing since all the emails were released. Oh, wait:

Email #45: “I am”
#2478: “going to”
#313: “bomb”
#7816: “Jerusalem.”

OMG

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:05:25pm

re: #126 Danack

This is what I still don’t understand.

Trump must realise that his chances in the general election are incredibly slim, right?

And that there’s a much better chance that he’ll be remembered as the Walter Mondale of the Republican party, with a massive historic loss.

So either he’s completely delusional, or just doesn’t care….unless his message of hate and violence resonates across a much wider set of voters than I hope it does.

Walter Mondale did not rile up the masses, he put them to sleep.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:06:15pm

re: #130 Belafon

Not exactly sure why this is a big thing since all the emails were released. Oh, wait:

Email #45: “I am”
#2478: “going to”
#313: “bomb”
#7816: “Jerusalem.”

OMG

Has anybody checked to see if there were secretly encrypted messages where she made the font WHITE so nobody can see it? Just asking the question….

RBS

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:08:13pm

re: #126 Danack

This is what I still don’t understand.

Trump must realise that his chances in the general election are incredibly slim, right?

And that there’s a much better chance that he’ll be remembered as the Walter Mondale of the Republican party, with a massive historic loss.

So either he’s completely delusional, or just doesn’t care….unless his message of hate and violence resonates across a much wider set of voters than I hope it does.

We’ll find out he really has been trolling for the Clintons all along.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:08:25pm

re: #102 b.d.

This is why they are freaked

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In such a scenario, the GOP would not only lose the White House and Senate, they could potentially lose the House. Could you imagine the cranial explosions that would occur if we woke up the day after the election to hear that president-elect Clinton was looking to take office with a Dem majority Congress?

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:08:28pm

re: #126 Danack

This is what I still don’t understand.

Trump must realise that his chances in the general election are incredibly slim, right?

And that there’s a much better chance that he’ll be remembered as the Walter Mondale of the Republican party, with a massive historic loss.

So either he’s completely delusional, or just doesn’t care….unless his message of hate and violence resonates across a much wider set of voters than I hope it does.

I don’t think his chances are slim.

Republican voters will fall in line. Republican figures will endorse him in the end, and the voters will vote because they are motivated by hate. They will vote because they hate Hillary and liberals and brown people.

And worst of all, the polls will not show this leading up to the election. This is because there is a significant number of people who will not admit they will vote Trump out of social shame, but in the privacy of a voting booth will do exactly that.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think he won’t become President. But he will get well over 40% of the vote and the margin will be very narrow indeed. If he loses, it will be because more people turn out to vote against him, not because people won’t vote for him.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:08:39pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:09:09pm

re: #133 stpaulbear

We’ll find out he really has been trolling for the Clintons all along.

Couldn’t do it any better.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:10:11pm

Circular firing-squads are popping up all over the place… almost like those fairy-circles in southern Africa and Australia.

This time it’s George Will’s “The GOP’s Blocking of Supreme Court Pick Is Indefensible” essay, which has apparently caught some right-wingers off guard.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:10:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:11:41pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Right wing commenters at sites like Breitbart “News” have been openly calling for violence for _years_. It’s now erupting into the open.

Good. I hate surprises.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:12:14pm

re: #130 Belafon

Assange’s 15 minutes are up.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:12:21pm

re: #131 The Vicious Babushka

Walter Mondale did not rile up the masses, he put them to sleep.

I shook his hand once at the American Embassy in Tokyo and briefly nodded off. But seriously, I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Mondale.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:12:29pm

re: #126 Danack

This is what I still don’t understand.

Trump must realise that his chances in the general election are incredibly slim, right?

And that there’s a much better chance that he’ll be remembered as the Walter Mondale of the Republican party, with a massive historic loss.

So either he’s completely delusional, or just doesn’t care….unless his message of hate and violence resonates across a much wider set of voters than I hope it does.

Why not both? He probably still thinks he’ll be able to flagrantly lie and manipulate himself back towards the center in the general, as if the insane amounts of campaign footage he’s created during the primaries and provided to the Democratic nominee doesn’t exist.

The real reason is that he’s a malignant narcissist feeding off of the worship and adoration of his disgusting, hate filled supporters. He’s basically everything that Republicans in their racist fever dreams projected onto Obama and his supporters, only it’s actually true this time and a thousand times more socio-pathological. Trump isn’t thinking at all about how he will be remembered, because he’s in the middle of a highly addictive ego bender and high as fuck on all the attention and the perception of power he’s acquired.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:12:53pm

re: #133 stpaulbear

We’ll find out he really has been trolling for the Clintons all along.

That WAS the school of thought at Free Repugnant, that he was a plant by the Clintons to make sure that she got elected. That was until the place went 80% pro-Trump and JimRob the GriftMaster gave his blessings and support to Trump, and now that narrative has gone down the memory hole.

RBS

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:13:02pm

re: #134 Targetpractice

In such a scenario, the GOPi would not only lose the White House and Senate, they could potentially lose the House. Could you imagine the cranial explosions that would occur if we woke up the day after the election to hear that president-elect Clinton was looking to take office with a Dem majority Congress?

ha!

A President Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House?

Man, that would be great and I just couldn’t imagine the wingnut outrage.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:13:19pm

re: #132 Reality Based Steve

Has anybody checked to see if there were secretly encrypted messages where she made the font WHITE so nobody can see it? Just asking the question….

RBS

Has anyone checked how these emails look like in the astral plane?

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:13:53pm

re: #130 Belafon

Not exactly sure why this is a big thing since all the emails were released. Oh, wait:

Email #45: “I am”
#2478: “going to”
#313: “bomb”
#7816: “Jerusalem.”

OMG

Google for “louche”, and click on the first link (it should be merriam webster). Look whose picture pops up. LOL. It comes from an email to Hillary.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:14:14pm

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

Recommend everyone to go back and reread the NYT article on Mar-a-lago.

What one learns about Drumpfskind through his home is enough to discredit him.

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:14:44pm

re: #132 Reality Based Steve

Has anybody checked to see if there were secretly encrypted messages where she made the font WHITE so nobody can see it? Just asking the question….

RBS

Many, many years ago older child egged on younger child to change the settings on the Apple II to background: black, text (and all displays): black. We were not amused. Mr. C. managed to fix it.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:15:31pm

re: #143 goddamnedfrank

Since he’s in the business of selling his name recognition, all of this attention is pure benefit to him. Even when he loses, he’s building an army of loyalists who will buy whatever dreck he puts his mark on.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:15:46pm

re: #130 Belafon

Not exactly sure why this is a big thing since all the emails were released. Oh, wait:

Email #45: “I am”
#2478: “going to”
#313: “bomb”
#7816: “Jerusalem.”

OMG

Assange is one of the few people on the planet who has enough free time to read all of Clinton’s emails.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:17:27pm

re: #149 calochortus

Many, many years ago older child egged on younger child to change the settings on the Apple II to background: black, text: black. We were not amused. Mr. C. managed to fix it.

Back in the Windows 3.1 days, my mom called me in a panic. She had done the same thing, made EVERYTHING red. Since you didn’t see changes until you clicked the OK button, she didn’t realize what she had done. Took me some time to come up with a way to fix it that I could explain to her over the phone. To be honest, I’ve forgotten how I did it.

RBS

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:19:02pm

re: #152 Reality Based Steve

Back in the Windows 3.1 days, my mom called me in a panic. She had done the same thing, made EVERYTHING red. Since you didn’t see changes until you clicked the OK button, she didn’t realize what she had done. Took me some time to come up with a way to fix it that I could explain to her over the phone. To be honest, I’ve forgotten how I did it.

RBS

Over the phone is quite an achievement. I think Mr. C. was familiar enough with the layout that he managed to click where he thought the various controls were.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:19:06pm

re: #147 BlueSpotinAL

Google for “louche”, and click on the first link (it should be merriam webster). Look whose picture pops up. LOL. It comes from an email to Hillary.

I’ve been peppering my conversations with “louche” ever since. (Now it means “my grass is perfect.”)

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:20:27pm

re: #135 Renaissance_Man

I don’t think his chances are slim.

Republican voters will fall in line. Republican figures will endorse him in the end, and the voters will vote because they are motivated by hate. They will vote because they hate Hillary and liberals and brown people.

And worst of all, the polls will not show this leading up to the election. This is because there is a significant number of people who will not admit they will vote Trump out of social shame, but in the privacy of a voting booth will do exactly that.

Don’t get me wrong, I still think he won’t become President. But he will get well over 40% of the vote and the margin will be very narrow indeed. If he loses, it will be because more people turn out to vote against him, not because people won’t vote for him.

That’s something we were told back in 2012, that there was going to be a last-minute break as voters would get to the polls, look at how “terrible” the economy was or think of the “disaster” that the ACA was, and hold their nose to vote Romney just to be rid of the black guy in the White House. It was even one of the lynchpins of the “unskewed polls” lunacy, that many voters were afraid of telling pollsters the truth about their Romney support for fear of being lynched for not supporting the black president by rabid liberals. And so they factored in the “silent vote” of Romney supporters who were not represented in the official polls, thus getting polls that showed a close race or even a blowout for Willard.

I think you’re going to find that, in reality, the number of Trump supporters who are afraid to voice such will be small and amount to little in the final numbers. The continued polarization of our politics makes the odds of there being millions of unreported Trump supporters waiting in the wings rather long.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:20:52pm

My Mom was saying up in her neighborhood supermarket, people will pass each other in the aisles and just say “Dump Trump”

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:21:15pm

Seems like DesmogBlog has a thing for Hillary.

desmogblog.com

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:21:24pm

For Ted Striker: I may have messed up the private message for you… but Yes, I’m the manager of the operation you mentioned in your post to me.

RBS

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:22:19pm

re: #149 calochortus

Many, many years ago older child egged on younger child to change the settings on the Apple II to background: black, text (and all displays): black. We were not amused. Mr. C. managed to fix it.

My grandson pranked my daughter by setting her display upside down.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:23:55pm
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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:24:15pm

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

My grandson pranked my daughter by setting her display upside down.

Why we need to stay on good terms with our kids (and grandkids.)

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Botsplainer  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:24:21pm

re: #129 Reality Based Steve

Sounds like you made the same basic set of cenotes I did - I’d forgotten Taj Mahal and Kukulkan as names. My week had been a little affected because of the particulates and some clouds due to the weather.

Sucks about the computer - I got lucky with having a private guide just to myself, so he was constantly reminding me to leave nothing behind. He’s an awesome guy, a Spaniard who is married to a Mexican-Lebanese woman.

I’m hoping the weather is awesome next month - I want to do The Pit under full sunlight this time, and to get better reflections off some of the other haloclines. Looking for some nice reef time, too. There’s also a couple of cenotes my guide has promised me that are safe if the water levels aren’t too high.

One of the dive shops here is closing - most of the good stuff is gone, but I did pick up an Oceanic BUD backup that may have had some age dust on the package. I was a little bummed when I realized I couldn’t buy that battery off the rack - unlike my other (which takes a ubiquitous battery), it takes something like a 2430. Had to order battery, casket, and realized I was out of silicone grease., so I had to order that too. Anyway, I’ve always wanted the backup, and it was something like half off.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:25:01pm

Sad BernieBots continue to be sad assholes:

this

dailykos.com

in response to this

dailykos.com

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:25:15pm

re: #160 Charles Johnson

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Good work then.

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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:26:12pm

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:26:48pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:27:32pm

re: #160 Charles Johnson

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“Cuck” is the kind of thing said by men in tights with codpieces.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:27:44pm
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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:28:42pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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“He speaks like I speak” ? Maybe that’s why no one pays any attention to Baio?

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:29:04pm

re: #165 bratwurst

So Sad!

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:29:36pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:29:51pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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Has been endorses another has been. Big f’n deal…

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:30:05pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Bob Loblaw for Trump!

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:30:27pm

re: #162 Botsplainer

Sounds like you made the same basic set of cenotes I did - I’d forgotten Taj Mahal and Kukulkan as names. My week had been a little affected because of the particulates and some clouds due to the weather.

Sucks about the computer - I got lucky with having a private guide just to myself, so he was constantly reminding me to leave nothing behind. He’s an awesome guy, a Spaniard who is married to a Mexican-Lebanese woman.

I’m hoping the weather is awesome next month - I want to do The Pit under full sunlight this time, and to get better reflections off some of the other haloclines. Looking for some nice reed time, too.

One of the dive shops here is closing - most of the good stuff is gone, but I did pick up an Oceanic BUD backup that may have had some age dust on the package. I was a little bummed when I realized I couldn’t buy that battery off the rack - unlike my other (which takes a ubiquitous battery), it takes something like a 2430. Had to order battery, casket, and realized I was out of silicone grease., so I had to order that too. Anyway, I’ve always wanted the backup, and it was something like half off.

You wouldn’t happen to be in the Louisville area by any chance? I know one is closing up there. I’m thinking I may get a BUD, lucky I had my old Mares Puck as a backup so I had that for the rest of the trip. The profiles we were doing, (except for The Pit) I would have been fine with just my mini depth and SPG console. The Pit we were on 32% nitrox and blew past the MOD by about 10 feet to go look at some pottery. It was mid-day when we dove it, the sun was coming straight down the shaft. It was freaking awesome. Afterwards one of the shop owners that I work for told me that he wasn’t too excited about it at first, but came out thinking that it was one of the most awesome dives of his entire career. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

RBS

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TedStriker  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:32:49pm

re: #120 Reality Based Steve

iJPs65zz4isjS+W5lFDjh4TuvzCJ9FbQ1U8LZkx80zkfwiUlaoc7cQUb0pzDebBNV/LfBkjMWUZG+TtxDB7c7d9vUPKdoOAD1v/vV+9+21UUQbJGEBthx62psyg737plJCPpMQngRt2IpwkbPW0XHvGaWwx9jaCEBu3kxmGJn6Cq21Y/ZwGKF3EbpZ1XzRP6OJ9JlxPYY9Et40QKj2vgdzXT9NcdvidOFfd3w97wftNfgfGUXLxHU15lHGAEqNBgINpzo316DVaku1FxjjIbumaHDPFzFDk9IhS1qd821E/lfi7T1dWogRj2A416d66Qy951G/G/2gBi62kPfYlD7sceXnWeFA1zGcUq1c6YWyvf0LpSStM2deilJ8jNVTfVhBadX6ii+X130wdp/imdI1ilbuiubK/oyANXjsmVrnJ5wZCi1VV5U7UrAPHkMFvo

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:33:04pm

re: #167 Barefoot Grin

“Cuck” is the kind of thing said by men in tights with codpieces.

I realize that I am a mere woman and may not be fully qualified to comment on the important issue of manliness, but I gotta say, I find a man who is relaxed and comfortable with who he is far sexier than some guy who is always checking to be sure he’s rough and tough enough.

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whitebeach  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:33:18pm

Not Godwin, not at all: My mom was nearly 17 when Hitler invaded Poland. She lived her entire young womanhood in WWII. Over the past few days, while staying with another old lady friend as a flood refugee, she watched far more TV news than normal. She told me today that she has never seen an American politician who reminded her more of Hitler than Trump does, and that it scares her. I could only tell her that it scares me too.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:33:48pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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That will be worth it just to hear trump say Chachi

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mmmirele  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:34:28pm

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

My grandson pranked my daughter by setting her display upside down.

I worked at a tech help desk for five years. People who left their workstations without locking them were at risk of having their configurations messed up by their coworkers. I once switched my manager’s mouse buttons around.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:35:41pm

re: #155 Targetpractice

I’m thinking that a lot of women will vote for Hillary without admitting to it.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:35:49pm

re: #150 jaunte

Since he’s in the business of selling his name recognition, all of this attention is pure benefit to him. Even when he loses, he’s building an army of loyalists who will buy whatever dreck he puts his mark on.

Maybe but I’m not entirely convinced of this, it smacks a little bit of pure cynicism masquerading as conventional wisdom. Bear in mind that he’s also irreparably damaged a lot of previously lucrative relationships, and that he’s severely limited his heirs’ ability to shape and mold the family name according to their own desires.

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b.d.  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:36:46pm

Scott sure knows how to pick them:

Scott Baio endorses Scott Walker
By Kendall Breitman
03/11/15 12:05 PM EDT
Updated 03/11/15 06:39 PM EDT

Read more: politico.com
Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:36:52pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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As Chachi goes, so goes the nation.
/

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:38:02pm

re: #181 goddamnedfrank

I think he sincerely wants to win the presidency, but he’s experienced failure before and called it success. And he does have a reality show following that will stick with him.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:38:21pm

re: #165 bratwurst

“He Speaks Like I Speak”

Since Drumpfskind has been shown to be the politician speaking at the lowest grade level, down to 6th grade reading, I guess it fits.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:39:53pm

re: #179 mmmirele

One of the sales guys in my company was known have difficulty typing; he had to look at the keys to hit the right letters. The designers used to switch the keys around on his keyboard from week to week.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:40:08pm

Chachi sure is in charge.

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Botsplainer  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:43:14pm

re: #174 Reality Based Steve

You wouldn’t happen to be in the Louisville area by any chance? I know one is closing up there. I’m thinking I may get a BUD, lucky I had my old Mares Puck as a backup so I had that for the rest of the trip. The profiles we were doing, (except for The Pit) I would have been fine with just my mini depth and SPG console. The Pit we were on 32% nitrox and blew past the MOD by about 10 feet to go look at some pottery. It was mid-day when we dove it, the sun was coming straight down the shaft. It was freaking awesome. Afterwards one of the shop owners that I work for told me that he wasn’t too excited about it at first, but came out thinking that it was one of the most awesome dives of his entire career. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

RBS

Yup, Louisville. Paradise is closing up, a dumb, sad story. I’ve done Bonaire trips with them a few times and bought a lot of gear there until they jacked me on a maintenance after the new owners took over last year. They’re nice enough, but when they bought from the previous owner they had to relocate from a facility with a pool to cruddy strip mall space. They didn’t do their homework on the revenue that came from the pool.The current owners are nice but naive.

Right now they’ve got a bunch of decent wetsuits still - Hendersons and LavaCores (but not the LavaCore fleece - the older models). The Henderson 3 mm is top notch - but I already have one, and was not inclined to get a second one of the exact same type.

I did go ahead with Nitrox on The Pit. I didn’t exceed the MOD by but a foot.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:43:38pm

re: #185 jaunte

I think he sincerely want to win the presidency, but he’s experienced failure before and called it success. And he does have a reality show following that will stick with him.

NPR had an interesting piece on the potential problems that Trump would have avoiding a conflict-of-interest between his businesses and being President. Even if he turns full operational control over to his children or others, it’s not a situation like an investment portfolio where it can be put into a blind trust and he has no idea what’s going on. He knows what properties and businesses he owns / runs and it would be difficult to separate that from possibly coloring his decisions to some degree.

They said that probably the closest equivalent in modern times was when Bloomberg was mayor of NYC, he never set foot inside the offices of his company.

RBS

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:45:28pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:48:23pm

re: #186 freetoken

Since Drumpfskind has been shown to be the politician speaking at the lowest grade level, down to 6th grade reading, I guess it fits.

Anyone know of similar analysis of FDR and Hitler? Simple counts.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:49:54pm

re: #176 calochortus

I realize that I am a mere woman and may not be fully qualified to comment on the important issue of manliness, but I gotta say, I find a man who is relaxed and comfortable with who he is far sexier than some guy who is always checking to be sure he’s rough and tough enough.

Good point. I wore the tights in high school in Madrigal Choir. The codpiece is part of men’s ballet attire—some of the best athletes there are. I just threw it out stupidly against guys who think they are the essence of American manhood, but basically replicated the slurs I’m supposedly against. Thanks.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:53:47pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:55:27pm

I’ve had enough of the news tonight. I’ve got people on my timeline who are friends in real space, openly hoping for some “lib prog protester” to get killed. One of them has definitely gone off the Breitbart deep end.

Humanity is a fucking disease and I’ve had my fill for the evening. Trump is a cancer that nobody will diagnose until after it kills everybody.

“Never again” sounds really hollow right now.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:57:10pm

Folks who think deaths at a Trump rally will stop this guy, you’re fooling yourselves. There are legions of ordinary people out there who will be thrilled to see boots breaking the necks of your fellow citizens. I don’t have any hope anymore. I just don’t.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 7:57:30pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Anyone know of similar analysis of FDR and Hitler? Simple counts.

Nope. Though it ought to be pretty direct putting in an FDR speech into one of those online grammar analyzers.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:00:12pm

re: #197 freetoken

Nope. Though it ought to be pretty direct putting in an FDR speech into one of those online grammar analyzers.

Yeah, but it should be a transcript of a stump speech or radio talk as given. Published stuff is often polished.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:02:09pm

re: #165 bratwurst

Welp…it’s all over now…GAME CHANGING ENDORSEMENT!

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Dude, that’s actually the problem with him.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:03:15pm
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freetoken  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:03:46pm

re: #198 Decatur Deb

fdrlibrary.marist.edu

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Mattand  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:05:43pm

Watching the “news” on NBC 10 Philly, talking about the Trump shit show. Magic Balance Fairy is in full force. Forget the fact that the GOP leader is running on uncut bigotry.

The reporter literally just said “There’s a danger that the noise could boil over into real violence.”

Unfucking real…

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:05:52pm

re: #193 Barefoot Grin

Good point. I wore the tights in high school in Madrigal Choir. The codpiece is part of men’s ballet attire—some of the best athletes there are. I just threw it out stupidly against guys who think they are the essence of American manhood, but basically replicated the slurs I’m supposedly against. Thanks.

The ballet thing reminds me-back in college I used to do a lot of folk dancing, one of the guys who danced regularly said a friend of his had made some disparaging remark about guys dancing. The dancer invited him to come sometime and see what it was like. The response? “Umm, maybe sometime when I’m in better shape.”

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:08:49pm

re: #202 Mattand

Within the last week, NPR news has begun airing more and more overt criticism of Trump, what he says, and what violence occurs. It’s like someone turned a corner, and threw a switch.

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Mattand  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:08:56pm

re: #196 Pawn of the Oppressor

Folks who think deaths at a Trump rally will stop this guy, you’re fooling yourselves. There are legions of ordinary people out there who will be thrilled to see boots breaking the necks of your fellow citizens. I don’t have any hope anymore. I just don’t.

President Trump is real possibility. I know everyone’s most likely sick of me saying this, but Americans are not the brightest, electorally.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:10:06pm
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Mattand  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:10:26pm

re: #204 retired cynic

Within the last week, NPR news has begun airing more and more overt criticism of Trump, what he says, and what violence occurs. It’s like someone turned a corner, and threw a switch.

Glad to hear that, but we’re going to need major mainstream outlets to stop pussyfooting around and acknowledge this horseshit for it to really sink in.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:12:48pm

re: #201 freetoken

fdrlibrary.marist.edu

Finding rhetorical analysis of a lot of FDR, no grade-level yet.
pbs.org

Obama’s “best” speech to a general audience (Yes we can) scores at 7.4 grade.
languagemonitor.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:14:46pm

re: #205 Mattand

President Trump is real possibility. I know everyone’s most likely sick of me hearing this, but Americans are not the brightest, electorally.

He has a 12% approval rating with Hispanics, so Trump would be lucky to get half the Hispanic support that Romney got, and Hispanics will make up a larger percentage of the electorate than they did in 2012. Basically Trump’s chances depends on a huge wave of blue collar whites who don’t usually vote overwhelming the number of upscale whites, women and minorities who will turn out to vote against him. The odds are not in his favor.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:14:56pm

re: #207 Mattand

Glad to hear that, but we’re going to need major mainstream outlets to stop pussyfooting around and acknowledge this horseshit for it to really sink in.

“We’re going to need the whores to stop whorin’ and become schoolmar’ms.”

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:16:16pm
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Reality Based Steve  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:16:43pm

Well, I’m off to bed. Off to dive the cold dark quarry tomorrow. Helping out with some classes and we’re taking scrub brushes to help clean off the various attractions. It’s going to be COLD in and out of the water tomorrow.

At least underwater, nobody can hear the trump.

RBS

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:18:00pm

Heh, I see Kos is swinging his banhammer. The idiot that wrote that pseudo-satire saying Hillary is Saruman is now gone.

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:20:10pm

re: #202 Mattand

The reporter literally just said “There’s a danger that the noise could boil over into real violence.”

You know, violence against people who actually matter. That sort of “real” violence.

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:21:07pm
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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:23:18pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

“We’re going to need the whores to stop whorin’ and become schoolmar’ms.”

I’ll settle for a couple hookers-with-a-heart-of-gold.

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Great White Snark  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:25:50pm

re: #206 FormerDirtDart

That old saying about tyranny (or was it evil?) and good men applies. We are not staying silent. We are not frightened. We are strong, calm and going to kick his ass in the general if it comes to it. If the primary brings chaos, we will cope just fine. If he wins he will envy the salmon swimming to spawn as having it easy. I don’t wish him ill, at least not beyond very public political humiliation.

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calochortus  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:38:54pm

Good night, Lizards. Hasta mañana.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:40:44pm

Glad I had a day away from this bullshit.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:41:13pm

re: #207 Mattand

Glad to hear that, but we’re going to need major mainstream outlets to stop pussyfooting around and acknowledge this horseshit for it to really sink in.

It always makes me wonder how aware the ‘casual’ citizen is of what’s going on at these rallies. If the local media soft-pedals it, either for lack of time or a conservative bent, then the people who don’t really pay attention to politics may not even be aware that folks are being beaten.

It’s that media deregulation coming home to roost. Conservative companies like Salem have bought every media outlet they can afford. That’s some serious small-market influence.

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philosophus invidius  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:42:10pm

Trump’s campaign manager said he didn’t do it.

Looking at the video again … he may be right.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:44:03pm

re: #220 makeitstop

It always makes me wonder how aware the ‘casual’ citizen is of what’s going on at these rallies. If the local media soft-pedals it, either for lack of time or a conservative bent, then the people who don’t really pay attention to politics may not even be aware that folks are being beaten.

It’s that media deregulation coming home to roost. Conservative companies like Salem have bought every media outlet they can afford. That’s some serious small-market influence.

Apparently something about Trump is getting through to people, because Hillary’s lead over him just keeps growing.
realclearpolitics.com

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MsJ  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:44:04pm

re: #121 jaunte

Embedded Image

Trump poses with police.

Think about that. Really…think about it.

Scary shit.

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Billy Batts  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:45:30pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Can someone here explain the underscores in Charles’ tweet? (I’ve been curious about this for months but never asked.)

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:45:51pm

BTW, Driftglass has been on fire lately. This is an awesome post.

And I beheld Drumpf’s mighty army crossing the wasteland of the American Dream, armed and ready to do Drumpf’s bidding.

In their Right hand they wielded a great Sword called Ignorance, Bigotry and Rage which had been forged in the fires of Fox News and Hate Radio. With it they mowed down fact and science and history just as they had been taught to do by Rush and Sean and Erik and Greta and Mark and Anne and Bloody Bill and the Other Bill and Dinesh on and on and on. With it they decapitated their own past and buried it without breaking rank or stride, as they had been taught to do when they burned their Bush Administration team jackets and took up the Tea Party colors.

And on they came.

In their Left hand, they bore a strange Shield inscribed with the most potent Beltway magic conjure words of all: “Both Sides…”. It was thin and frail-looking, but had been so cunningly fitted together by the wealthiest artisans of the Beltway out of bits of “The extremes on the Right and the Left” and “If only Barack Obama would lead” that it easily deflected any payload of reality or reason no matter how powerful or sturdily constructed. With it they flicked away all criticism , appeals to reason, and general dumbfoundedness at the bullshit they believed, just as they had been taught to do by David and the Other David and the Other Other David and the Other Other Other David and Ron and Good Ol’ Joe and the Other Joe and Cokie and Mark and Tom and Pickled Peggy and Ramesh and Kathleen and Chuck and Hugh and Ross and Newt! and Every Single Fucking Mealworm Employed By The No Labels Scam and on and on and on and on and on.

“The Kenyan Usurper is the Divider in Chief and Libruls are the real racists!” they roared, and on they came.

And that’s just the opening. Drifty’s blogging like a man possessed nowadays.

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Billy Batts  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:47:16pm

re: #225 makeitstop

Thanks for the link. Awesome post.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:48:55pm

re: #225 makeitstop

He’s been sounding that gong for a long time, and he’s really getting some resonance out of it now!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:49:52pm

re: #221 philosophus invidius

Trump’s campaign manager said he didn’t do it.

[Embedded content]

Looking at the video again … he may be right.

It’s bullshit. Follow Lewandowski’s hand. He pulls on the kid, who in turn thinks the guy with red-striped sleeves pulled on him.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:49:58pm

re: #221 philosophus invidius

Trump’s campaign manager said he didn’t do it.

[Embedded content]

Looking at the video again … he may be right.

Sigh.

No, this isn’t right. It’s a transparent lie. Lewandowski clearly grabbed the protester by the shirt collar.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:50:51pm

re: #200 goddamnedfrank

I love it! As a former cook, this resonates and embiggens the shit-eating grin on my face.

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philosophus invidius  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:53:43pm

re: #229 Charles Johnson

Sigh.

No, this isn’t right. It’s a transparent lie. Lewandowski clearly grabbed the protester by the shirt collar.

[Embedded content]

You’re probably right, but somehow it doesn’t look to me like Lewandowski was using the force necessary to pull that guy so far. I’d like to see more of the video.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:55:44pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Glad I had a day away from this bullshit.

I worked a split shift at the ski shop, skied for a couple of hours under a deep bluebird sky (not a cloud for 200 miles in every direction) on soft snow. Since Monday the subalpine regions of the mountains received a meter of snow.

I’ve been having a lot of fun outside, I will admit.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:57:00pm

re: #224 Billy Batts

Can someone here explain the underscores in Charles’ tweet? (I’ve been curious about this for months but never asked.)

Think of it as underlining what’s in between the underscores.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:58:07pm

re: #233 teleskiguy

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 19, 2016 • 8:58:54pm

re: #161 calochortus

Why we need to stay on good terms with our kids (and grandkids.)

That happened when one of our dogs stepped on the laptop keyboard.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:00:35pm
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Great White Snark  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:00:41pm

re: #231 philosophus invidius

You’re probably right, but somehow it doesn’t look to me like Lewandowski was using the force necessary to pull that guy so far. I’d like to see more of the video.

Forgive the pun but you have a 3 body problem. Redstripe jacket guy added a factor. 2 v 1 scuffle chaos.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:02:07pm

re: #232 teleskiguy

I’ve skied 70 days since November. My mind went straight to the gutter yesterday when I told the Internet I had skied 69 days.

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Great White Snark  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:03:56pm

Why are we parsing the Trump rally violence? The protesters are not the instigators. The salient fact is you can go to a dive bar, a hockey game or a Trump rally and see violence. Maybe at Trump you can have more audience participation in violence. But we don’t see this at HRC, or Cruz, or Sanders events. Did not see this at Obama events, or Bush events or, or, or, …

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:09:45pm

re: #239 Great White Snark

Why are we parsing the Trump rally violence?

[…]

But we don’t see this at HRC, or Cruz, or Sanders events. Did not see this at Obama events, or Bush events or, or, or, …

I think you answered your own question.

I hate/love it when that happens.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:39:44pm
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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:40:03pm

re: #239 Great White Snark

Because parsing attempts to codify what happened, step by step, thus countermanding the denials of what happened. Breaking what happened down into parts and getting documentation attempts rationally address the cluster of accusations and theorems that are going to arise. It’s deconstruction as a means of disarming something. It’s an attempt to apply reason.

Problem is…it won’t work. The violence and the denial of violence are part of the same phenomenon. These are people who build reality backwards from self-pity and anger. They know they’re lashing out, they know they’re lying about being attacked, and don’t care because their “truth” is they deserve to lash out. In rallies, they’re bolstered by shared resentment and by the confirmation of the powerful guy saying the same thing. But this isn’t just the madness of crowds—given any other context where they had license—the privacy of their homes, in an isolated spot, surrounded by buddies who were on-side—they’d behave the same way. Hopefully no-one here has ever been attacked in this way, but—it’s like when a bully thinks they have you completely alone and isolated, and things escalate beyond normal because they see a window in which there’s No Consequences.

This happens at Trump rallies because he’s giving them license, telling them there should be no consequences, no stigma, for their emotions or their actions. He’s not talking in code or half-measures like other politicians that work the same corner. He’s selling not just a moment of free expression of ugliness, but the promise of a world in which they can do as they will…while they people they dislike will be held down.
The shared language of self-pitying anger—the common argot of racial fears, media hate, conspiracy-mongering, empty bellicosity—is a cultural cyst that’s been growing for years.

Josh Marshall is right; it’s going to escalate. In no small part because as much as they abhor Trump personally, the right is fully invested in presenting its opponents as existential threats. Every time there’s violence, there will be a chaffing of opinions about how rude the protestors are, how they’re censors and thugs and deserving. And that is enough deflection to keep the Trump people feeling their power, feeling an opportunity for cruelty.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:48:06pm

“…Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist and veteran of past presidential campaigns, said Trump’s overall general election strength is unpredictable at this point, in part because Trump could campaign as a different candidate from the one on display throughout the primaries”

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:52:06pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:52:24pm
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Jenner7  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:56:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2016 • 9:59:42pm

Looks like the Chuck C. Johnson/Ted Cruz love affair is completely over now. He’s starting to attack Cruz.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:03:36pm

He seems to attack everybody sooner or later. Makes me worry about his wife.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:15:42pm

So the supporter that got arrested, Trump is going to pay his legal fees right?

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:16:46pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

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Charles is absolutely right. I’m really dreading what will happen when Trump comes to Los Angeles and his Trumpettes run wild at his rallies!

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:17:11pm
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MsJ  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:18:03pm

re: #248 SoundGuy 2016

He seems to attack everybody sooner or later. Makes me worry about his wife.

Why? She laid down with the dog. She’s likely just like him.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:24:13pm

I hope we’re all embraced for the

train wreck
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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:43:51pm
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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2016 • 10:46:58pm

Ok, so we know who Chachi (and wife) are endorsing…has anyone head from the ORIGINAL nephew of the Fonz, Spike?

His endorsement is just as important!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 19, 2016 • 11:08:15pm

No candidacy is complete without at least one endorsement from a bygone TV actor/actress, whom millennials only know from Nick at Nite and TV Land.

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Jenner7  Mar 19, 2016 • 11:11:54pm

Samantha Bee Ted Cruz 101

Video

G’night.

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The Ghost of a Cunning Plan  Mar 19, 2016 • 11:30:07pm

re: #257 Jenner7

David Barton.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2016 • 12:28:10am

Trump is turning into Fisk from Daredevil.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 12:34:36am

re: #259 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump is turning into Fisk from Daredevil.

Fair comparison

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EPR-radar  Mar 20, 2016 • 12:34:54am

re: #259 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump is turning into Fisk from Daredevil.

That’s a good analogy. In fact the Republican party as a whole is gravitating toward comic book villainy.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 20, 2016 • 12:52:22am

I was checking out the “Lion Guard” aka Trump shitstaffel, site earlier. Among other things, the honcho there, who goes by the name “Grand Guardian,” is a chemtrail loon. His word choice and syntax are also a bit odd, as though English is not his native tongue. In fact, he sounds like a Russian or perhaps a Bulgarian. I posted a message as “Rocky von Bullwinkle” asking about this. It was immediately deleted.

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The Dude Abides  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:11:16am

re: #22 Reality Based Steve

Well, I’m back from Mexico, took one look at the news feeds and am thinking about repacking my bags and heading back down there.

Had a great trip, fantastic diving, great folks, great operation we were working with.

Looks like Trump is almost a foregone conclusion, I’m not a religious person, but I’d have to start thinking he made some shady deal at a dark crossroad at midnight to get the nomination. How else can one logically explain how he keeps going up in the polls when any normal candidate would have imploded by now under the weight of all the derp.

RBS

Cozumel, Sea of Cortez, or one of the Revillagigedos liveaboards?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:23:15am
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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:48:48am

Totally understandable.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:59:58am

re: #134 Targetpractice

In such a scenario, the GOP would not only lose the White House and Senate, they could potentially lose the House. Could you imagine the cranial explosions that would occur if we woke up the day after the election to hear that president-elect Clinton was looking to take office with a Dem majority Congress?

Mmm.. Me Like.
Why should the RWNJs and the Berniacs be the only ones to suckle at the teats of a fantastical future?

Mmm… it feels goooood. (plus, you know, it could actually happen)

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 2:15:36am

re: #200 goddamnedfrank

UnprintableHandleGuy ‎@goddamnedfrank
When celebrities like Scott Baio come out for Trump are they just eager to have pubes thrown “no charge” into their restaurant food or what?

LOL.
Along with all of the physical assaults that we are seeing as a result of Trump’s rhetoric there will be escalating blow-back. Never thought of this tactic.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 2:29:42am

re: #222 Big Beautiful Door

Apparently something about Trump is getting through to people, because Hillary’s lead over him just keeps growing.
realclearpolitics.com

Sheesh… All the other GOP candidates do better against HRC than Trump. Outside the Trump craziness, do so many people endorse the GOP agenda? It still boggles my mind. I am hopeful in the general, but it seems like half the country stands for a party willing to make America worse on so many issues.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_cruz_vs_clinton-4034.html
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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 2:43:40am

re: #265 Alyosha

Totally understandable.

Thanks Alyosha. Most of us have no idea what the President, every President, is doing in the background on a daily basis. This is a good reminder.

Our government is full of good people doing their best to serve our nation as best they can. This all occurs despite the handicaps imposed by the right, vis a vis, hating government and everything they do and to end its effective existence.
When the Right does become aware and nitpick something, like Benghazi or Flint, as a demonization of the institution or the individual rather than participate in investigating failures and erecting fixes I cannot help but feel they are the opposite of Patriots.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 2:53:56am

Since BBD focused me in on polling, I looked at the Hillary v, Bernie polling.

The shift that occurred between Feb 28 and 29. Was just after the Feb 27 primary in SC.
Feb 27: South Carolina * 53 delegates
Hillary Clinton (won) 73.5%
Bernie Sanders 26.0%

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/2016_democratic_presidential_nomination-3824.html
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William Lewis  Mar 20, 2016 • 3:25:32am

re: #268 Ming5000

Not so much endorse the GOFascist agenda around here as have bought into the anti-Hillary propaganda hook, line and sinker. People around here are convinced she’d be worse for them even after years of Walker fucking the state senseless.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 3:36:06am

re: #271 William Lewis

Not so much endorse the GOFascist agenda around here as have bought into the anti-Hillary propaganda hook, line and sinker. People around here are convinced she’d be worse for them even after years of Walker fucking the state senseless.

Good point. Many people seem to focus on what they are afraid of, or what they are against, rather than what they are for.
The GOP always has excellent talking points. They somehow have co-opted the American flag, patriotism, “common sense”.
One of their biggest wins for the GOP: Hatred for Obama Care. When pressed, people like the ACA.

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Teukka  Mar 20, 2016 • 3:46:37am

In other news, there was a MASSIVE DDoS attack against several Swedish media houses last night. RPS/Säk (Swedish Security Service) and the National Crime Investigation Division of Police are involved in responding, as is MSB (Authority for Societal Readiness).

Twitter account that made threats shortly before the MASSIVE DDoS began.

Radio Sweden: Online attack hits Swedish media outlets

Waiting for more english language articles on it, here are some Swedish-languages ones in the meantime:
Aftonbladet: Så utreder polisen nätattackerna mot svenska mediehus
Dagens Nyheter: Linus Larsson: En attack av jätteproportioner
Expressen: Polisens spår pekar mot ryska datorer
Metro: Expert: Myndigheterna togs på sängen
Svenska Dagbladet: Attacken tog mediehusen med byxorna nere
Sveriges Radio: Koordinerad IT-attack slog ut flera sajter
Sveriges Television: IT-attacken: Destination Gotland utsatt

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lockjawcanbefun  Mar 20, 2016 • 3:57:55am

re: #256 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 4:21:45am

re: #269 Ming5000

I thought it a pretty good insight on ‘No-Drama Obama.’
You’re trying to advance the democratic agenda in the ME and your best anti-Daesh allies are pretty hideous domestically. I think Obama has done incredibly well cementing the US geopolitically after a near decade of dreadful mismanagement. He must be pretty proud of how he has restored America’s reputation abroad (no mean feat) so to still have to lean upon such undemocratic states merely to get movement against the threat which looms largest on the homefront must be incredibly frustrating.
One reason why I’ll be in line to get my hands on his memoirs.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 20, 2016 • 4:29:18am

re: #247 Charles Johnson

Looks like the Chuck C. Johnson/Ted Cruz love affair is completely over now. He’s starting to attack Cruz.

But, but, he wagered over $7,000 that Cruz would win!

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Timothy Watson  Mar 20, 2016 • 4:41:26am

Is it insulting to Odo from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to say that Trump’s son, Eric, reminds me of him?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:08:27am

re: #276 Timothy Watson

But, but, he wagered over $7,000 that Cruz would win!

He’s faced the reality that there is no way Cruz will become president even if could get the nomination. Now, Chuck thinks Cruz should bargain with Trump to be the VP, to be “next in line,” as it were.

TBH, I think Trump echoes Chuck’s socio-political beliefs more closely than Cruz does. His switching to the Trump side is not all that surprising.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:09:37am

And, this new version of Elektra is a sociopath. Jeez.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:11:35am

re: #277 Timothy Watson

Is it insulting to Odo from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to say that Trump’s son, Eric, reminds me of him?

Odo was way nicer. Eric has the physical resemblance, when he’s not in his normal reptilian form.
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SirMixALot  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:42:05am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

As I said, they love violence against people they disagree with. It’s an authoritarian trait yet they’re convinced Obama’s the tyrant. Must be nice to be that delusional.

Another authoritarian trait is to not notice your own contradictions.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:45:02am

re: #281 SirMixALot

Another authoritarian trait is to not notice your own contradictions.

They don’t realize that a President Trump would make “Tyrant Obama” look like a creampuff.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:45:48am

re: #268 Ming5000

Sheesh… All the other GOP candidates do better against HRC than Trump. Outside the Trump craziness, do so many people endorse the GOP agenda? It still boggles my mind. I am hopeful in the general, but it seems like half the country stands for a party willing to make America worse on so many issues.

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But they believe it will be made worse for those people. Not for them.

Of course living in a fantasy world they forget they’ll suffer as well.

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SirMixALot  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:46:35am

re: #262 Shiplord Kirel

I was checking out the “Lion Guard” aka Trump shitstaffel, site earlier. Among other things, the honcho there, who goes by the name “Grand Guardian,” is a chemtrail loon. His word choice and syntax are also a bit odd, as though English is not his native tongue. In fact, he sounds like a Russian or perhaps a Bulgarian. I posted a message as “Rocky von Bullwinkle” asking about this. It was immediately deleted.

You’ve just proven what I suspected. It was Russia Today that first reported on the Lion’s Guard twitter account the very first day it was started with very few followers. In the vastness of Twitter RTV found that twitter account.

I tried to check to see who that the domain is registered too, but the name is private.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:48:10am

Found something funny out. We’ve all seen that Confessions of a Republican ad. The guy in it is not only alive but we probably know him. He’s the guy who also played the anchor in the Chappelle Show Frontline (Clayton Bigsby) spoofs. Now what is true, he was a Republican when the ad was made. He’s had a pretty good career. I guess he got into acting after the ad. The ad is genuine since Bogert was a Republican at the time of the ad.
imdb.com

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:48:24am

re: #281 SirMixALot

Another authoritarian trait is to not notice your own contradictions.

Yep.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:54:57am

re: #284 SirMixALot

Not going to engage in speculation, but Russian Putinists do see Trump as their last hope. RT’s coverage has been nothing but sympathetic towards Trump. (And Bernie.)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 5:58:12am

re: #287 Nyet

Not going to engage in speculation, but Russian Putinists do see Trump as their last hope. RT’s coverage has been nothing but sympathetic towards Trump. (And Bernie.)

Who are they least sympathetic towards?

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:01:13am

This is in line with Putin supporting both far-right and far-left movements all over Europe.

The common denominator is being “anti-establishment”, because the establishment is not friendly.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:01:27am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Who are they least sympathetic towards?

Hillary.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:01:56am

re: #290 Nyet

Hillary.

Not a surprise there.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:03:06am

re: #289 Nyet

This is in line with Putin supporting both far-right and far-left movements all over Europe.

The common denominator is being “anti-establishment”, because the establishment is not friendly.

A good reason to be wary of anti-establishment movements. I used to be much more populist and likely to support anti-establishment movements. Now while I think that populism has some good, I don’t automatically assume it.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:07:44am

caucus99percent.com

All the Bern-butthurt and CTs by current and former quasi-PUMA Kossacks gathered in one place.

E.g.:

Hired by Hillary?
Suggesting such would be against the rules in the GOS without evidence, but it seems logical to me:

October, 2015 - Kos enthusiastically changes his Web site in hopes of bringing in lots of new young people; even though the satanic DK5 is not ready for prime time, we all must put up with it. Shortly thereafter, and about once a month, Kos shows us charts and graphs showing giant leaps in readership and writership in his desired new young demographics.

March, 2016 - Kos kicks half the site out, including many new young people, and goes all in for Hillary, knowing the youth vote is with Bernie.

Conclusion: Something is more profitable to him than all the new young readers and writers he was so enthusiastic about just a few months ago.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:10:09am

re: #278 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He’s faced the reality that there is no way Cruz will become president even if could get the nomination. Now, Chuck thinks Cruz should bargain with Trump to be the VP, to be “next in line,” as it were.

TBH, I think Trump echoes Chuck’s socio-political beliefs more closely than Cruz does. His switching to the Trump side is not all that surprising.

And Trump’s campaign manager linking to his site probably also helped. UpChuck is nothing if not vain.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:12:49am

re: #262 Shiplord Kirel

I was checking out the “Lion Guard” aka Trump shitstaffel, site earlier. Among other things, the honcho there, who goes by the name “Grand Guardian,” is a chemtrail loon. His word choice and syntax are also a bit odd, as though English is not his native tongue. In fact, he sounds like a Russian or perhaps a Bulgarian. I posted a message as “Rocky von Bullwinkle” asking about this. It was immediately deleted.

The Russian angle that Shiplord Kirel, Sir Mixalot, and Nyet have highlighted is amazing. Thanks!
And about chemtrails, there is a huge subtext of fear feeding into the Right’s success with concerned citizens that the Right addresses and the Left ignores or demeans.
Looking at illegal immigration:

The Right screams stop illegal immigration! Build a wall! Seem to be aware and address the concerns of many people.
The Left calls racism. Calls idea of wall crazy. Seem to be diminishing the sanity and fears of concerned citizens.

I do not hear a lot about the successes piled up during Obama’s administration, about what IS being done, or what ongoing direction HRC proposes.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:13:19am

re: #293 Nyet

caucus99percent.com

All the Bern-butthurt and CTs by current and former quasi-PUMA Kossacks gathered in one place.

E.g.:

I’d like Bernie to actually have a night when they have a net positive gain in delegates before they act like the party is somehow rejecting the will of the people. It’s true. He’s popular with young people. Hell I’m probably in his best demographic but I’m not a supporter. Anyhow, it’s Markos’s website. He can make the rules as he wants. They don’t have to like this but the whining is getting annoying.

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SirMixALot  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:15:25am

re: #287 Nyet

Not going to engage in speculation, but Russian Putinists do see Trump as their last hope. RT’s coverage has been nothing but sympathetic towards Trump. (And Bernie.)

RTV use to go around promoting the conspiracy theory that the U.S. was going to break apart in 2010. Putin has been wishing for the U.S. to have a civil war because that would magically teach us not to engage in war anymore. There is little doubt in my mind that the Russians have been engaging in psy-ops on the internet. They have troll houses that spread pro-Putin and pro-Russian propaganda all over English language websites. Its in their best interest for the U.S. to crumble.

Is it so far fetched to think they would help spread divisiveness on social media or help fund someone like Alex Jones? The Right Wing Russian propaganda gets repeated on American Right Wing propaganda sites and even by American Right Wing politicians. Its creepy and I wish an investigative journalists would look into the connections.

Would it be so far fetched to think that the Russian government opened a twitter account and website that resembles the Nazi brown shirts? That kind of thing plays well to Putin’s base in Russia. He has convinced the Russia people that Russia is at war again with fascism and the U.S. is their main fascist enemy.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:18:10am

re: #294 Timothy Watson

And Trump’s campaign manager linking to his site probably also helped. UpChuck is nothing if not vain.

For sure. I suspect he really hopes one of these politicos will hire him in some capacity.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:19:12am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

It is too late for Bernie. And I think KOS explicitly said he would go all in for HRC around the 15th.
It makes sense for any intelligent person to go all in for HRC after the eventual win is deemed inevitable.
After all, it is about WINNING and not just salon style political essay recitation and nipple diddling.
[free the nipple. All nipples]

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:20:49am

re: #293 Nyet

re: #296 HappyWarrior

Yeah.

Demographic fantasies.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:22:01am

re: #293 Nyet

caucus99percent.com

All the Bern-butthurt and CTs by current and former quasi-PUMA Kossacks gathered in one place.

E.g.:

Markos is just a realist and if you follow his writings at all it is no secret that he is not a fan of HRC. That places informal motto is that they are a “reality based community” the only one displaying and semblance of that is Markos.

It is also no secret that kos would rather hang out in Fukushima rather than Washington DC, he has never melded or mingled with the beltway folks that they seem to thing have wooed him over.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:26:38am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

Like I indicated a few dozen comments ago, the guy who wrote the too cute by half “Vote for Saruman, our last hope against Sauron” diary has been banned and this unleashed a storm of derp.

The most common excuse that it was just satire. Duh, you don’t say? We know what satire is. We also know that satire usually has a point. In this case the point was that you no more vote for Hillary than you do for Saruman. Which is prohibited at the site.

The lack of honesty about the motives is quite amusing.

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Nojay UK  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:26:40am

The Queensferry Crossing bridge is being constructed a few kilometres north of where I live, to cope with the vast increase in road traffic over the existing Forth Road bridge which is showing its age to the point where it was closed last year for a couple of weeks when a support bracket was found sheared during an inspection, causing major traffic problems for everyone in the area as it’s effectively the only connection between SE Scotland and the North. The new bridge is on time and (gasp!) below budget although that’s due to a decision early on in the planning process for the old bridge to remain open for light vehicles meaning the new crossing didn’t have to be quite as big as first intended.

Here’s a timelapse video of a major operation carried out over the past month, moving a 6000-tonne prefabricated section of roadway out from the northern side of the Firth into place over two supporting piers. Please excuse the cheesy music.

North Approach Viaduct Launch - Feb/March 2016

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:28:12am

re: #299 Ming5000

It is too late for Bernie. And I think KOS explicitly said he would go all in for HRC around the 15th.
It makes sense for any intelligent person to go all in for HRC after the eventual win is deemed inevitable.
After all, it is about WINNING and not just salon style political essay recitation and nipple diddling.
[free the nipple. All nipples]

They’ve had their chances. Really, I keep on seeing the Bernie supporters know talk about how the future primaries are favorable to him blah blah but the math I’ve been reading suggests that he’d need an incredible upsurge along with an equally incredible down surge against Clinton. i don’t see that happening.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:28:56am

re: #290 Nyet

Hillary.

Not because she’s leftish or rightish, but because she represents stability and continuity of policy.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:29:52am

re: #300 Alyosha

Yeah.

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Demographic fantasies.

Exactly. She’s doing much better than she was in 2008. I think it’s a few reasons. I think she’s improved her campaign, has a stronger coalition, and that Bernie isn’t an as strong opponent as Obama was.

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:30:31am

re: #299 Ming5000

I think it’s fine to stick with Sanders until he drops out, wear his badge to the convention or light a candle for the shrine, but being an anguished partisan who is convinced he’ll win against such steep odds is just masochistic. At some point the hipster cred should be enough.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:31:03am

re: #293 Nyet

caucus99percent.com

All the Bern-butthurt and CTs by current and former quasi-PUMA Kossacks gathered in one place.

E.g.:

caucus99percent.com

What a snakepit of insanity that strange little place is:

Elizabeth Warren 2020

———————————————————————————-

Certainly a good possibility, but she’s going to have to figure out if she wants to do this fast, and begin the transition from respected progressive wonk to the leader of the progressive movement. Think of how many years Trump spent as a guest on Fox News and RW radio shows to get that audience primed for his run. I think if Bernie had started his rallies six months sooner, we’d be looking at a much different delegate count.

So are they already writing off any possibility of a HRC win they are wanting a person who has no intention of running (and she isn’t very good on the trail) to run, they think that America became familiar with Donald Trump through FoxNews and AM radio and that the only problem with Bernie is that people never got a chance to get more Bernie.

What a bunch of loons.

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Ming5000  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:31:28am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

Not because she’s leftish or rightish, but because she represents stability and continuity of policy.

And extremely experienced. And well spoken and able to interact with world leaders, and just plan people. And, yes, connected.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:31:34am

re: #297 SirMixALot

Most of what you said is not far-fetched. (That said, it remains a hypothesis.) Though they would not try to discredit Trump.

The Right Wing Russian propaganda gets repeated on American Right Wing propaganda sites and even by American Right Wing politicians.

Even better, it’s also parroted by the left-wing. How many times have you seen the “Nazis rule Ukraine” bullshit?

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:34:40am

re: #305 Decatur Deb

Not because she’s leftish or rightish, but because she represents stability and continuity of policy.

She also aptly compared Putin to Hitler.

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:35:27am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Her coalition is Obama’s. Bernie wanted Obama primaried and they remember. The coalition should be consolidated, expanded and passed to the next strong Democratic candidate. And woe betide those who see this as party favouritism or elitism.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:35:39am

re: #308 b.d.

caucus99percent.com

What a snakepit of insanity that strange little place is:

So are they already writing off any possibility of a HRC win they are wanting a person who has no intention of running (and she isn’t very good on the trail) to run, they think that America became familiar with Donald Trump through FoxNews and AM radio and that the only problem with Bernie is that people never got a chance to get more Bernie.

What a bunch of loons.

I like Warren but just because someone is a strong progressive or a good senator doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best for the presidency.. And finally I don’t even know if Warren wants it. I want her to at least finish out her term before we talk about making her president. One reason why I liked Biden a lot in 2008 was that he had a lot of accomplishments in the Senate.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:36:48am

re: #307 Alyosha

I think it’s fine to stick with Sanders until he drops out, wear his badge to the convention or light a candle for the shrine, but being an anguished partisan who is convinced he’ll win against such steep odds is just masochistic. At some point the hipster cred should be enough.

I have Bernie bots and Trumpers in my family. Since they are all far away, I can avoid political discussions, but their blind faith in their chosen candidates saddens me. I’d like to convince the Bernie fans that, while Bernie has some great ideas, he has no plan to put them into effect, even if by some miracle he’s elected. And I’d like to show the Trumpers that The Donald is and has always been full of hot air and bluster, with zero plans for the future of the nation — not to mention his venal exploitation of racism and nativism among his supporters.

Hillary’s our best shot at keeping the nation on an even keel. She’s not perfect. She’s not without some baggage. But her advantages far outweigh her disadvantages.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:37:31am

re: #312 Alyosha

Her coalition is Obama’s. Bernie wanted Obama primaried and they remember. The coalition should be consolidated, expanded and passed to the next strong Democratic candidate. And woe betide those who see this as party favouritism or elitism.

Exactly. I mean for all the complaints about the DNC’s actions towards Bernie this primary. I think it was pretty generous of them to let him run as a Democrat in the first place seeing as he hasn’t been a Democrat for his career. I mean yes he caucuses with them but he has never been an active member of the Democratic party. I think they really feel Bernie’s got the most progressive record and he’s got lesser known baggage nationally so ergo he’s the best candidate. Uh no guys.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:38:15am

The vibe is exactly the same as with the 2008’s PUMAs.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:38:36am

re: #310 Nyet

Most of what you said is not far-fetched. (That said, it remains a hypothesis.) Though they would not try to discredit Trump.

Even better, it’s also parroted by the left-wing. How many times have you seen the “Nazis rule Ukraine” bullshit?

My friends in Ukraine would be quite surprised that Nazis run the government. //

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:39:24am

re: #314 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I have Bernie bots and Trumpers in my family. Since they are all far away, I can avoid political discussions, but their blind faith in their chosen candidates saddens me. I’d like to convince the Bernie fans that, while Bernie has some great ideas, he has no plan to put them into effect, even if by some miracle he’s elected. And I’d like to show the Trumpers that The Donald is and has always been full of hot air and bluster, with zero plans for the future of the nation — not to mention his venal exploitation of racism and nativism among his supporters.

Hillary’s our best shot at keeping the nation on an even keel. She’s not perfect. She’s not without some baggage. But her advantages far outweigh her disadvantages.

The former I find easier to deal with than the latter. I mean they may be over-zealous but we’re at least on the same page more less. I wasn’t here when my Trump supporting cousin visited. I don’t get him. His daughters were adopted from Russia and Trump has praised Putin who banned Americans from adopting Russian children. Plus, Trump’s the kind of guy that would have happily union busted his father and grandfather.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:39:52am

re: #303 Nojay UK

The Queensferry Crossing bridge is being constructed a few kilometres north of where I live, to cope with the vast increase in road traffic over the existing Forth Road bridge which is showing its age to the point where it was closed last year for a couple of weeks when a support bracket was found sheared during an inspection, causing major traffic problems for everyone in the area as it’s effectively the only connection between SE Scotland and the North. The new bridge is on time and (gasp!) below budget although that’s due to a decision early on in the planning process for the old bridge to remain open for light vehicles meaning the new crossing didn’t have to be quite as big as first intended.

Here’s a timelapse video of a major operation carried out over the past month, moving a 6000-tonne prefabricated section of roadway out from the northern side of the Firth into place over two supporting piers. Please excuse the cheesy music.

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Video

Holy smokes, that is something.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:41:00am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

Exactly. I mean for all the complaints about the DNC’s actions towards Bernie this primary. I think it was pretty generous of them to let him run as a Democrat in the first place seeing as he hasn’t been a Democrat for his career. I mean yes he caucuses with them but he has never been an active member of the Democratic party. I think they really feel Bernie’s got the most progressive record and he’s got lesser known baggage nationally so ergo he’s the best candidate. Uh no guys.

Bernie’s worth more than $400K. For a self-described socialist, he’s living pretty high on the hog. Of course, compared to Trump the Sun King, he’s a pauper, but he’s hardly working class.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:41:28am

re: #317 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

My friends in Ukraine would be quite surprised that Nazis run the government. //

“We should encourage Ukraine to be neutral—we helped foment a coup against a democratically-elected government, [resulting in a government] where ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis came to power. ” ~ Jill “Mama Moonbat” Stein

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:41:42am

re: #320 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Bernie’s worth more than $400K. For a self-described socialist, he’s living pretty high on the hog. Of course, compared to Trump the Sun King, he’s a pauper, but he’s hardly working class.

Biden joked that Bernie was worth more than him didn’t he?

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:44:04am

re: #322 HappyWarrior

Biden joked that Bernie was worth more than him didn’t he?

BUT HE NEVER EVER WORE A TUX IN HIS WHOLE LIFE!!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:44:05am

re: #321 Nyet

“We should encourage Ukraine to be neutral—we helped foment a coup against a democratically-elected government, [resulting in a government] where ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis came to power. ” ~ Jill “Mama Moonbat” Stein

See, this is what’s keeping me from that part of the left. I may agree with them a lot in principle on many domestic matters but they lose me completely on foreign policy. I’m less hawkish than Clinton or Obama but I also don’t like that approach to FP. SMH at that comment because there’s so much wrong with it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:44:43am

re: #323 Alyosha

BUT HE NEVER EVER WORE A TUX IN HIS WHOLE LIFE!!

Heh neither have I.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:46:12am

re: #321 Nyet

“We should encourage Ukraine to be neutral—we helped foment a coup against a democratically-elected government, [resulting in a government] where ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis came to power. ” ~ Jill “Mama Moonbat” Stein

Stein is pretty ignorant about Ukraine, it seems. Granted, I pay attention to the situation there closely, because I have friends there and here in China from Luhansk oblast, but a presidential candidate should be better informed than I.

There is corruption in the Ukraine government, and yes, there are ultra-nationalists and neo-Nazis there, but they are not running the government. The leaders in Kyiv would like very much to be part of the EU, which Putin most definitely does not want.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:46:23am

re: #321 Nyet

BTW, I would be the first to admit that some ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis did come to power in Ukraine. I’m on record stating as much in the older comments here, in some detail. The point is, most are not Nazis. And if we want to search for high-ranking Nazis or similar, why not start with Putin’s Rogozin?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:47:43am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

Heh neither have I.

I own a tux. Sadly, it no longer fits me. Maybe if I can lose a couple more pounds before the summer, I can try it on when I visit the States.

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:49:26am

re: #327 Nyet

BTW, I would be the first to admit that some ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis did come to power in Ukraine. I’m on record stating as much in the older comments here, in some detail. The point is, most are not Nazis. And if we want to search for high-ranking Nazis or similar, why not start with Putin’s Rogozin?

Plus, the region is swiftly moving towards nationalist populism off the back of the migrant crisis. In context, it’s not such an exotic phenomenon.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:49:45am

Putin’s vice-Premier, Dmitry Rogozin.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:50:42am

re: #328 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I own a tux. Sadly, it no longer fits me. Maybe if I can lose a couple more pounds before the summer, I can try it on when I visit the States.

I wore one of those pullover ones for my senior high school photo. Other than that never. I hate dressing up formally.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:51:23am

re: #327 Nyet

BTW, I would be the first to admit that some ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis did come to power in Ukraine. I’m on record stating as much in the older comments here, in some detail. The point is, most are not Nazis. And if we want to search for high-ranking Nazis or similar, why not start with Putin’s Rogozin?

Right.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:55:22am

re: #250 Joe Bacon

Charles is absolutely right. I’m really dreading what will happen when Trump comes to Los Angeles and his Trumpettes run wild at his rallies!

They come to L.A. it will be a brawl. It will be far beyond stirring a hornets nest. Look what happened in Anaheim when the KKK showed up.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 20, 2016 • 6:56:16am

re: #331 HappyWarrior

I wore one of those pullover ones for my senior high school photo. Other than that never. I hate dressing up formally.

I needed one for a formal occasion, and conveniently a local tux shop was selling off rental suits to clear out old stock for prom and wedding season. So I got the whole schmeer, shirt, studs, cummerbund and all. Jet black, none of that ladida pastel shit.

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Alyosha  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:00:09am

re: #330 Nyet

Rogozin is also the antagonist in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot’. As a speaking name, isn’t it related to the word, ‘horn’ (as if to express a devilish nature).
I could be confusing this with another character.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:01:59am

re: #321 Nyet

“We should encourage Ukraine to be neutral—we helped foment a coup against a democratically-elected government, [resulting in a government] where ultra-nationalists and ex-Nazis came to power. ” ~ Jill “Mama Moonbat” Stein

BTW, this blindness in the face of evil is pretty typical for the far-left. It doesn’t matter to Mama Moonbat that this democratically-elected govt tried to suppress peaceful demos, starting with brutal beatings then escalating to shootings. That’s what helped to foment the popular revolt, not the US. The US was a sympathetic bystander.

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:04:02am

re: #335 Alyosha

Rogozin is also the antagonist in Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot’. As a speaking name, isn’t it related to the word, ‘horn’ (as if to express a devilish nature).
I could be confusing this with another character.

Rogoz: en.wikipedia.org

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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:35:19am

Milo is still whining about the blue thingie.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:42:46am

Good morning Lizardia!

My grandson said that he wants a “good camera” for his Bar Mitzvah. He is already a fairly competent amateur photographer and I want to encourage his skills without destroying my bank account.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:46:48am

Republicans are the greatest threat against Freedom and Democracy in this country.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:49:06am

Trump campaign may be about to learn that they can’t bully their way past their own political incompetence:

“…Trump has been inattentive to the mechanics of voter identification and field persuasion. His brand of politics has allowed him to run roughshod over his opponents by sheer force of personality. He has spit in the face of the national party and has publicly cast aspersions on state parties, too, accusing them of stacking debate audiences with donors to favor his opponents. This plays well with his angry electorate, but it comes with a huge price: In order to make sure that his delegates remain loyal, he needs the state parties to cooperate with him.

“I warned them,” a state GOP chairman messaged me last night. “It may be too late.”

Instead of calling all 168 members of the Republican National Committee last year or forging at least quiet alliances with state chairs, Trump’s “campaign continually harassed and cajoled dozens of state chairs into staying silent, holding the loss of business relationships or donors over their heads,” the chair said.

Two other GOP chairs confirmed this assessment in separate messages to me last night.”

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Bensoner  Mar 20, 2016 • 7:54:30am

Hey Lizards! I’ve been thinking about what would roil Trump personally. Pushing forcefully against him just emboldens him. But the chink in his personal armor (not necessarily his supporters’) I think is how classy he thinks he is, when in fact he’s super TACKY (gold plated everything? really?).

So I’d like to roll out the hashtag #TackyTrump. Figured this is a decent place to let people know. Tweet it at everyone you know! It’s gonna be huge!

Here’s an example: @realDonaldTrump loves to think he’s so classy. No one tell him gold plated everything is embarrassingly tacky. Loser! #TackyTrump

One more: @realDonaldTrump has a butler. Seriously. #TackyTrump

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stpaulbear  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:00:33am

re: #342 Bensoner

Donald Trump thinks we think his hair looks natural.

I’m (very glad that I’m) not on Twitter, so I’ll just have to miss out on all the ‘fun’.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:02:06am

re: #342 Bensoner

Hey Lizards! I’ve been thinking about what would roil Trump personally. Pushing forcefully against him just emboldens him. But the chink in his personal armor (not necessarily his supporters’) I think is how classy he thinks he is, when in fact he’s super TACKY (gold plated everything? really?).

So I’d like to roll out the hashtag #TackyTrump. Figured this is a decent place to let people know. Tweet it at everyone you know! It’s gonna be huge!

Here’s an example: @realDonaldTrump loves to think he’s so classy. No one tell him gold plated everything is embarrassingly tacky. Loser! #TackyTrump

One more: @realDonaldTrump has a butler. Seriously. #TackyTrump

He’s sensitive about his stubby fingers

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:11:24am

“…Mormons are more than twice as likely as evangelicals to say they support “more immigration” to the United States, according to Notre Dame political scientist David Campbell. And a 2012 Pew survey found that Mormons were more likely to say immigrants “strengthen” the country than they were to call immigrants an overall “burden.”
…….
“…Last year, when the billionaire proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Trump became the only candidate in either party this election cycle to elicit a response from LDS church leadership.”
…..
“…Trump is off-putting to Mormons for more predictable reasons as well. His blatant religious illiteracy, his penchant for onstage cursing, his habit of flinging crude insults at women, his less-than-virtuous personal life, and widely chronicled marital failures — all of this is anathema to the wholesome, family-first lifestyle that Mormonism promotes.”

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stpaulbear  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:16:40am

re: #345 jaunte

“…Trump is off-putting to Mormons for more predictable reasons as well. His blatant religious illiteracy, his penchant for onstage cursing, his habit of flinging crude insults at women, his less-than-virtuous personal life, and widely chronicled marital failures — all of this is anathema to the wholesome, family-first lifestyle that Mormonism promotes.”

That should be off-putting to conservative christians (the silent majority //) too, but they’re just super hypocritical that way…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:18:42am

Still getting Derp in my timeline from this meme of 2 days ago==>
Trumphumpers in other states HAZ A RAGE about being lumped in with inbred racist rednecks in South Carolina

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:30:11am

re: #338 Nyet

Milo is still whining about the blue thingie.

So Milo did an educational film on how to not handle a firearm?

Good Lord.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:35:41am

Wow:

If this is the case then go ahead and pull Merrick Garland and demand that Hillary appoint nothing but 25 year old flaming liberals.

SALT LAKE CITY — If Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party’s nominee, Utahns would vote for a Democrat for president in November for the first time in more than 50 years, according to a new Deseret News/KSL poll.

deseretnews.com

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stpaulbear  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:38:29am

re: #348 b.d.

Is that a rock that he’s shooting at? from about 3’ away?

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:40:07am

re: #350 stpaulbear

Is that a rock that he’s shooting at?

Almost straight down at it too, nothing could go wrong there.

No sir. What an idiot.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:40:23am

re: #348 b.d.

He was shooting a firearm in close prox directly at a rock? Wow. What an idiot.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:42:12am

re: #352 SoundGuy 2016

He was shooting a firearm in close prox directly at a rock? Wow. What an idiot.

And he has his finger on the trigger when he isn’t even looking at the handgun.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:45:59am

re: #352 SoundGuy 2016

He was shooting a firearm in close prox directly at a rock? Wow. What an idiot.

No rock, but the nearby objects do appear to be metal.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:47:07am

re: #348 b.d.

So Milo did an educational film on how to not handle a firearm?

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Good Lord.

How to look like a total tool.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:51:25am

re: #355 HappyWarrior

How to look like a total tool.

He’s hitting a .87 on the Rage Furby Tool Scale.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:51:57am

re: #355 HappyWarrior

How to look like a total tool.

And a wedge at that. Simplest tool in the drawer.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:54:05am

re: #347 The Vicious Babushka

Still getting Derp in my timeline from this meme of 2 days ago==>
Trumphumpers in other states HAZ A RAGE about being lumped in with inbred racist rednecks in South Carolina

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but i bet theyre down w banning muslims, and maybe theyd like to think about banning gays, too

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mmmirele  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:57:05am

re: #349 b.d.

Wow:

If this is the case then go ahead and pull Merrick Garland and demand that Hillary appoint nothing but 25 year old flaming liberals.

deseretnews.com

Trump rubs the majority Mormons of Utah the wrong way. He’s foul-mouthed and he’s been married multiple times. The Mormon church has really pushed its US members to be accepting of immigrants and so Trump’s “let’s build a wall” rhetoric doesn’t work so well in a state where many people have spent two years proselytising an foreign country.

I live in a heavily Mormon area of Maricopa county. I’ve seen Carson bumper stickers, Bernie stickers, Hillary stickers—but Trump? Not a one. He’s just not a popular guy.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:57:14am

re: #357 Feline Fearless Leader

And a wedge at that. Simplest tool in the drawer.

Not fair! A wedge has a stronger chin than Milo.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:57:23am

re: #346 stpaulbear

That should be off-putting to conservative christians (the silent majority //) too, but they’re just super hypocritical that way…

i’ve heard sincere evangelicals bemoan the fact that it seems that a large portion of those who call themselves evangelical christians apparantly are not, since they are enthusiastic about this profane, immoral racist

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 8:58:33am

re: #360 b.d.

Not fair! A wedge has a stronger chin than Milo.

He’s not a wedge. More like a wedgie. Is that a tool?

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:06:42am

re: #348 b.d.

So Milo did an educational film on how to not handle a firearm?

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Good Lord.

Oh my gods. I’ve seen smarter gun handling at Gaza parades. That’s not a threatening vid, that’s a PSA for licensing requirements.

What’s the internet rule that describes things so crazy and stupid that they can’t be distinguished from parody? That boy needs an intervention.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:14:52am

re: #363 Pawn of the Oppressor

He might need an intervention, but no one loves him enough to do one.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:16:37am

A brief survey of twitter bravado indicates that most of these social-media-star millennial beardy-weirdies bragging about violent solutions couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, and barely know which end of the gun to point away from their faces.

I’m not worried… Unless one of them moves into my neighborhood.

/don’t want to get shot accidentally

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:19:01am

re: #363 Pawn of the Oppressor

Oh my gods. I’ve seen smarter gun handling at Gaza parades. That’s not a threatening vid, that’s a PSA for licensing requirements.

What’s the internet rule that describes things so crazy and stupid that they can’t be distinguished from parody? That boy needs an intervention.

Thanks for a hearty laugh this AM

I’ve seen smarter gun handling at Gaza parades.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:19:33am

re: #363 Pawn of the Oppressor

Oh my gods. I’ve seen smarter gun handling at Gaza parades. That’s not a threatening vid, that’s a PSA for licensing requirements.

What’s the internet rule that describes things so crazy and stupid that they can’t be distinguished from parody? That boy needs an intervention.

Seriously, ISIS goons show better gun-handling skills than Milo does.

All these RWNJ’s think they’d be all bad-ass up against ISIS…..hell, if the vast majority of them were ever confronted with an actual, real-live, gun-toting Da’esh fighter, well, to paraphrase Deadpool, let’s hope they’re wearing their brown pants.

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sagehen  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:20:08am

re: #363 Pawn of the Oppressor

What’s the internet rule that describes things so crazy and stupid that they can’t be distinguished from parody? That boy needs an intervention.

Poe’s Law.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:20:28am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:21:27am

re: #369 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

I can only give one upding. That one deserves 1,000.

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Jenner7  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:21:32am

Then he wasn’t just joking..?

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A Mom Anon  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:21:40am

re: #367 Dr Lizardo

Not only that, but if they actually had to dig in and fight for weeks at a time? HAHAHAHA, oh my sides.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:22:20am

Short visit.

Back is on the mend. Steroids got the muscles to calm down. Still have to be careful.

It’s sunny and beautiful in my part of the world today.

Still disgusted and exhausted with the election industry.

you?

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:22:42am
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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:25:08am

re: #363 Pawn of the Oppressor

Oh my gods. I’ve seen smarter gun handling at Gaza parades.

That’s a keeper.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:25:24am

People seem to want a Cowboy POTUS again.

Trump is not Reagan

Reagan was not John Wayne

John Wayne wasn’t a Cowboy.

I think we are victims of our own myth making.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:26:09am
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Nyet  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:26:32am

re: #376 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

They want an American Putin.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:29:14am

re: #378 Nyet

They want an American Putin.

Yes, you are right.

Could the situation be more comical?

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lizardofid  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:29:48am

Good morning Lizards,

I just heard George Will call Republicans that are coming around on Trump, “Vichy Republicans”.

pretty nice whistle

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:30:37am

re: #380 lizardofid

Good morning Lizards,

I just heard George Will call Republicans that are coming around on Trump, “Vichy Republicans”.

pretty nice whistle

cold soup?

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Teukka  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:31:16am

re: #379 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Yes, you are right.

Could the situation be more comical?

It isn’t comical for those of us who come from countries which paid through their teeth for siding with the Reich.
Not. One. Fucking. Bit.

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Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:31:22am

re: #379 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Yes, you are right.

Could the situation be more comical?

Or dangerous.

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b.d.  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:32:29am

re: #380 lizardofid

Good morning Lizards,

I just heard George Will call Republicans that are coming around on Trump, “Vichy Republicans”.

pretty nice whistle

Georgie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:33:05am

re: #380 lizardofid

re: #381 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Think Vichy France WW 2. en.wikipedia.org

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:33:43am

re: #382 Teukka

It isn’t comical for those of us who come from countries which paid through their teeth for siding with the Reich.
Not. One. Fucking. Bit.

albiet a black comedy.

I’m so disgusted, if I don’t laugh, I may implode.

apologies for the sarcasm.

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Teukka  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:34:31am

re: #386 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

albiet a black comedy.

I’m so disgusted, if I don’t laugh, I may implode.

apologies for the sarcasm.

Black? Black hole comedy, more likely. So dense the fun can’t reach out.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:34:53am

re: #385 PhillyPretzel

Think Vichy France WW 2. en.wikipedia.org

The independence of women was reversed, with an emphasis put on motherhood. Conservative Catholics became prominent. Paris lost its avant-garde status in European art and culture. The media were tightly controlled and stressed virulent anti-Semitism, and after June 1941, anti-Bolshevism.[3]

ah!

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Skip Intro  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:35:05am

re: #371 Jenner7

Good move, Dumpf.

Poll: Utah would vote for a Democrat for president over Trump

deseretnews.com

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:38:53am

re: #373 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Short visit.

Back is on the mend. Steroids got the muscles to calm down. Still have to be careful.

It’s sunny and beautiful in my part of the world today.

Still disgusted and exhausted with the election industry.

you?

In the upper 30s today. Looks like we dodged the snow. Now just need to get off my ass and go do something active. Thinking of going over to the Art Museum since I am a member now and get in for free (instead of $20/visit). Figure it’s a trip towards paying the membership fee off. :)

Alternative is sitting and sorting photographs; cropping and shrinking, etc. etc. Got a backlog of those to do and organize as well.

A few from the walks over the last few days (the river and a SP about 15 miles west of here.)

Dandelion close-up
Holly Holly in come free!
The cardinality of this picture is “1”
Chipping sparrow
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sagehen  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:40:13am

re: #380 lizardofid

Good morning Lizards,

I just heard George Will call Republicans that are coming around on Trump, “Vichy Republicans”.

pretty nice whistle

Not a whistle, more like a trumpet.

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Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:40:30am

re: #390 Feline Fearless Leader

Love the Sparrow.

393
I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:40:46am

re: #387 Teukka

Black? Black hole comedy, more likely. So dense the fun can’t reach out.

Yes, I do feel like I’m hanging on by my fingernails —from going down a black hole.

humor is my only coping mechanism.

394
Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:43:03am

re: #388 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

ah!

Also look in particular at the Milice and the regular police collaborating with roundups of Jews to be sent to concentration camps.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:43:39am

re: #392 Great White Snark

Love the Sparrow.

Have I told you that that Amorous Cardinal is back?

Every morning, just before dawn.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:44:49am

re: #392 Great White Snark

Love the Sparrow.

A very cooperative subject since it went from ground-hopping about 12’ away from me to perching on a branch about 10’ away. The photo of it on the ground shows real well how their back coloration blends in with dead leaves and ground clutter.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:46:40am

Damn, nice earthquake. Big bang, quiet, then picked up again and decreased for many seconds. I think it was close.

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Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:48:12am

re: #395 I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Have I told you that that Amorous Cardinal is back?

Every morning, just before dawn.

Love it when they cooperate a little.
Amorous Cardinal sounds a little like a great band name or maybe a cautionary email in the Vatican.

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Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:49:16am

re: #397 SoundGuy 2016

Damn, nice earthquake. Big bang, quiet, then picked up again and decreased for many seconds. I think it was close.

Big bang might have been the P wave. Region?

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:51:00am

re: #399 Great White Snark

Yes, I think it’s a small quake but we were really close. The P was the big band, then we felt the S waves propagating. Never felt like that before. Up by Waikiloa, Big Island. Not registered yet.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:52:05am

There it is:
hvo.wr.usgs.gov

Probably take a while to refine measurements.

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jaunte  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:52:06am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:54:35am

re: #400 SoundGuy 2016

Yes, I think it’s a small quake but we were really close. The P was the big band, then we felt the S waves propagating. Never felt like that before. Up by Waikiloa, Big Island. Not registered yet.

Yes, very close to you.

4.4 at 16:43 UTC.

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lizardofid  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:55:22am

re: #385 PhillyPretzel

Think Vichy France WW 2. en.wikipedia.org

exactly :)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:55:29am

re: #401 SoundGuy 2016

re: #402 jaunte

re: #403 Blind Frog Belly White

Jesus, what a bunch of nerds we are!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:56:42am

re: #398 Great White Snark

Love it when they cooperate a little.
Amorous Cardinal sounds a little like a great band name or maybe a cautionary email in the Vatican.

Most of the shots of small birds were attempts to get the telephoto to focus on the bird and not the surrounding brush. A few actually came out!

Downy Woodpecker (male)
White-throated sparrow

The rocks along the creek*, on the other hand, were quite cooperative in remaining still.

Large quartz crystals in a gneiss

* - Rocks were brought in from a nearby quarry I think. They’re there to stabilize the creek bank below the dam and protect a road and parking lot.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:56:44am

Event happened 7 min ago, it’s already registered and we can see where it is.

Thank you government, science, and private sector technology companies.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:57:33am

re: #405 Blind Frog Belly White

Jesus, what a bunch of nerds we are!

Think of it as backyard science as we observe the environment around us, collect data, and report it.

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lizardofid  Mar 20, 2016 • 9:57:49am

re: #391 sagehen

Not a whistle, more like a trumpet.

Your’e right, I very well may have mis-used the term whistle. A heralding trumpet would probably be more accurate.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:00:36am

re: #408 Feline Fearless Leader

Think of it as backyard science as we observe the environment around us, collect data, and report it.

That’s us.

I remember in “the Old Days”, if you thought there was an earthquake, you’d tune to one of the local newstalk radio stations (KGO or KCBS), and see whether you were right.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:00:39am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:03:14am
413
Stanley Sea  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:06:52am

Why was Lewandowski in the crowd at all?

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Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:14:48am

re: #276 Timothy Watson

But, but, he wagered over $7,000 that Cruz would win!

Yeah, but his horse lost, so it’s time for the glue factory.

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Jenner7  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:15:20am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

He wasn’t there, you’re just seeing things. //

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freetoken  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:15:23am

Utah Republican poll out this morning… looks like the LDS are not so big into Drumpfskind:

New poll shows Ted Cruz with a big lead in Utah

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has zoomed to a commanding lead in Utah’s GOP caucuses, according to a new poll released Saturday. It also gave a glimpse into how frustrated the state’s Republicans are with Donald Trump’s candidacy.

The Y2 Analytics survey shows Cruz with 53 percent support among likely Republican caucus-goes and if that matches Tuesday’s caucus vote, he’d win all of the state’s 40 GOP delegates.

Coming in second is Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 29 percent, while Trump, the national front-runner, was a distant third at 11 percent.

[…]

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:16:47am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Why was Lewandowski in the crowd at all?

Protecting wimmens from vicious liberal thugs!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:25:09am
419
Tigger2  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:26:15am

Ummm yeah I would say giving Trump just about 24/7 free air time did help him.

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blueraven  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:27:04am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:28:44am

re: #385 PhillyPretzel

Think Vichy France WW 2. en.wikipedia.org

One of my vampires ran a Resistance cell in Paris.

He might be an undead, night dwelling, blood drinking monster but he tries to be a good person. Genocide and tyranny make him retch.

That is if he could retch, which he can’t.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:29:26am

re: #390 Feline Fearless Leader

Nice pics.

423
Danack  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:29:37am

re: #304 HappyWarrior

Really, I keep on seeing the Bernie supporters know talk about how the future primaries are favorable to him blah blah

Even if that was true, he has almost no chance to get enough delegates to be the nominee. But it’s not even true that the upcoming states will be good for Bernie.

The ones one the 22nd, their delegates and rough poll numbers are:

Idaho 23 delegates - Sanders +2
Utah 33 delegats - Clinton +5
Arizona 75 delegates - Clinton +25

i.e. Clinton is likely to stretch her lead by almost 50 delegates by Tuesday. The primaries on the 26th aren’t likely to be that great for Sanders either…..so his supporters are really just being delusional when they think it’s worth him staying in for any reason based on a chance he might win.

Staying in on the basis that he can continue to pull Clinton to the left is a valid thing to do. But that needs him to stop attacking Clinton directly, and instead attack policies and the Republicans.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:31:57am

re: #401 SoundGuy 2016

There it is:
hvo.wr.usgs.gov

Probably take a while to refine measurements.

Now thinking of a great T-shirt for seismologists: If you see me running, try to keep up.

Works for bomb techs and meteorologists too.

425
Romantic Heretic  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:33:24am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Why was Lewandowski in the crowd at all?

When you’re a predator you go where the prey is.

426
blueraven  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:33:33am

WTF?

427
retired cynic  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:35:21am

Martin Longman has a post discussing Prof. Todd Gitlin’s Washington Post essay on the outcome of Trump’s political violence. ML doesn’t agree with everything, but examines the violence that George Wallace stirred up and that Richard Nixon absorbed in a less violent way. Interesting reads.

boomantribune.com

washingtonpost.com

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Jenner7  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:39:27am

“The Trump Effect’ not what one restaurant owner expected

“There was one point where they were tearing tents down, and I’m thinking this is a little out of hand,” said Watts.

At about 8 p.m., he decided to lock his doors.

“My job as a business owner is to make sure my staff and my customers are safe,” said Watts. “There were two Secret Service tents, those little pop-up tents, and people started tearing one of them apart.”

Watts says he has no problem with protesting. He feels it’s as American as a hamburger. He just wishes it wouldn’t get so nasty so fast.

“My building over here, like, all this got damaged,” said Watts, while taking broken decorative bricks out of the front of his business wall. “What sucks is (that) I have to pay for this. That’s money I have to take out of our nonprofit to fix that.”

ksl.com

I did notice the tents, but did not witness them destroying them. That’s not acceptable to me, at all. I heard there were scuffles and there’s always going to be some damages by trouble makers.

Here’s the thing, though: Not one article on Trump’s campaign manager and/or the Trump supporter assaulting a protester.

The protesters aren’t assaulting people, Trump’s campaign and supporters are. There are literally dozens of news stories to that effect. There is video evidence. And his campaign lies and denies. And media just shrugs and both sides it.

It’s infuriating.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:41:30am

re: #70 Nyet

sorry

[Embedded content]

That’s fine. That part of the new York protests was harmless, funny, and well within the law. Still, the protest organizers need to make clear to their attendees that throwing water bottles at the NYPD makes your protest look bad and the criminal record it will get you will make you look bad to future employers.

Wasn’t a majority of the protesters but still: “Those who oppose Trump should stay within the law, the better to call attention to his lawlessness.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:43:58am

re: #413 Stanley Sea

Why was Lewandowski in the crowd at all?

It’s all an orchestrated show.

431
Charles Johnson  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:47:12am
432
FormerDirtDart  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:47:41am

re: #426 blueraven

WTF?

[Embedded content]

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A Mom Anon  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:49:30am

re: #430 GlutenFreeJesus

He’s looking for a place to start shit. You would think these geniuses would understand the technology exists now to record their propensity towards violence. And this dude has a history of being an aggressive asshole. So there’s that.

This is ONLY happening at Trump rallies. It’s possible some of this is staged, but the thing is, mob mentality can’t be controlled, it really is only a matter of time til someone ends up dead or very seriously hurt at one of these things. And THEN the blame will be piled on “liberal agitators”.

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Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:51:40am

re: #406 Feline Fearless Leader

Most of the shots of small birds were attempts to get the telephoto to focus on the bird and not the surrounding brush. A few actually came out!

[Embedded content]

* - Rocks were brought in from a nearby quarry I think. They’re there to stabilize the creek bank below the dam and protect a road and parking lot.

That is hard to master. Heart of the manual v auto argument.

435
Stanley Sea  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:55:55am
436
Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:56:07am

re: #407 SoundGuy 2016

Event happened 7 min ago, it’s already registered and we can see where it is.

Thank you government, science, and private sector technology companies.

You mean President Jindal hasn’t gotten around to dismantling all that volcano monitoring nonsense yet?

437
Great White Snark  Mar 20, 2016 • 10:58:27am
438
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 20, 2016 • 11:02:27am

Heh. Running Man is on TV here. Scratch my Fisk/Trump comparison. Trump doesn’t have it in him to do anything violent himself. He’s got people to do it for him.

Trump is Damon Killian.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 20, 2016 • 11:03:42am

Pretty amazing comment from a poster over at Gawker regarding Trump’s rise/appeal among the idiots.

Trump’s success is because he’s presenting himself as a big, comforting father who is here, at long last, to stop your white tears. Trump is winning because of white daddy issues and his ability to talk to you like you’re a sad, scared child who needs a strong, brave man.

He appeals to the anti-education faction of America — the ones that view articulation as elitism. I’m about to get nerdy here, but if you analyze his speech, he uses very simple verbs that are primarily derived from Anglo-Saxon origins, whereas politicians who view education as a benefit use verbs derived from Latinate […] (edited for length, see private comment for didactic portion of the comment).

So Trump makes very simplistic word choices, creates short sentences, and repeats them. He is literally catering to the lowest literacy levels of the nation. So basically, Trump is like a big racist father who says whatever you want to hear to reaffirm your own prejudices and convince you that he’s the protective daddy who will sweep in and rescue you from the bad, bad government and the bad immigrants and the bad whatever — he talks to you like you’re five and you’ve had a bad dream or the thunderstorm is loud. He coddles you with all the affirmations and promises you want to hear. Trump is basically presenting himself as the fill-in father you’ve been waiting on, who is finally here to sop up all your white tears.

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I Stand With Planned Parenthood  Mar 20, 2016 • 11:05:38am

bbl

have a great day!

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 20, 2016 • 11:35:31am

re: #426 blueraven

Man, you have to really work at it to miss a point by that much.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 20, 2016 • 12:04:20pm

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

Good morning Lizardia!

My grandson said that he wants a “good camera” for his Bar Mitzvah. He is already a fairly competent amateur photographer and I want to encourage his skills without destroying my bank account.

I’d recommend either Canon or Nikon. He may already have a preference if he’s a competent amateur. I’m a Canon user as I find the color they produce more pleasing and they have a wide array of lenses, many of which are affordable (esp. when they go on sale or offer rebates).

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:13:29pm

re: #424 Romantic Heretic

Now thinking of a great T-shirt for seismologists: If you see me running, try to keep up.

Works for bomb techs and meteorologists too.

The geologist one is “It’s not trespassing. We’re geologists!”

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 20, 2016 • 1:16:13pm

re: #434 Great White Snark

That is hard to master. Heart of the manual v auto argument.

Learning better how to use it on manual would be a good idea for me. :)

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Oblongatis  Mar 21, 2016 • 7:09:30am

re: #179 mmmirele

If someone left their system up we’d send love letters to people in management from their accounts.


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