Brussels Attacked: At Least 31 Dead at Airport and Train Station

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Awful news from Belgium this morning: Brussels attacks: At least 31 dead at Zaventem and Maelbeek.

At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.

Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium’s health minister said.

Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Twenty people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur said.

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Ted Cruz and Donald Trump immediately started trying to capitalize politically on this act of mass murder, of course.

UPDATE at 3/22/16 8:17:28 am by Charles Johnson

Ted Cruz’s grandstanding gets even stupider:

UPDATE at 3/22/16 8:53:06 am by Charles Johnson

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440 comments

1
wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:44:12am

New Yorkers, where was Trump on 9/11/01? And what did he say immediately afterward?

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:45:27am

No sympathy for the victims, nothing positive at all. Just scrambling to the top of the rubble pile to make cheap political points.

Where the fuck is the humanity? Oh, never mind - these are Republican presidential candidates we’re talking about here. They have none.

3
Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:45:58am

They should probably check and see how well this worked for Romney.

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Great White Snark  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:46:13am

From downstairs, corrected to 06:55am

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:46:52am

re: #1 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

New Yorkers, where was Trump on 9/11/01? And what did he say immediately afterward?

He was probably hiding under his gold leaf encrusted bed.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:47:25am

re: #4 Great White Snark

Security theater. As long as the TV stations get some footage during a stand-up segment every one is safer, don’t you know?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:50:29am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:53:11am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:54:57am

re: #6 Timothy Watson

Security theater. As long as the TV stations get some footage during a stand-up segment every one is safer, don’t you know?

Judging from the BBC reporting, the airport bombers were by the ticket counters, and not even near the security checkpoints. The metro bomb was detonated from inside one carriage, just as the train was leaving the station.

The attacks took advantage of low security areas. No doubt, someone is going to suggest security checks at US airport entrances and exits. I can see it coming.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:55:32am

re: #6 Timothy Watson

Security theater. As long as the TV stations get some footage during a stand-up segment every one is safer, don’t you know?

True. TSA will step up visibility without really stepping up security.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:55:52am

If Trump or Cruz becomes President, this has all the makings of looking like a real life mashup between Idiocracy and Babylon 5.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:56:50am
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:56:52am

re: #8 lawhawk

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Add senility to the usual RWNJ ignorance and you get Inhofe (he is 81).

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:57:18am

re: #8 lawhawk

“Our nation” is also not Belgium. “Our nation” has an ongoing terror threat by unhinged people with easy access to firearms, and we do nothing about it. And that is not Obama’s fault, Inhofe.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:57:30am

re: #9 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Judging from the BBC reporting, the airport bombers were by the ticket counters, and not even near the security checkpoints. The metro bomb was detonated from inside one carriage, just as the train was leaving the station.

The attacks took advantage of low security areas. No doubt, someone is going to suggest security checks at US airport entrances and exits. I can see it coming.

They can suggest it, but they’d be shown the door on grounds that moving security lines outside the terminal would just make travelers vulnerable to the (S)VBIEDs* that are Daesh’s stock-in-trade.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:58:11am
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Joe Bacon  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:58:22am

I live right by the Wilshire/Normandie Metro Purple Line station here in Los Angeles. You can see a couple LA Sheriff cars in front of it.

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b.d.  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:58:42am

The wingnuts now think that Brussels is responsibility of the US president while also thinking that we should get out of NATO?

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:58:46am

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

They can suggest it, but they’d be shown the door on grounds that moving security lines outside the terminal would just make travelers vulnerable to the (S)VBIEDs* that are Daesh’s stock-in-trade.

*: (S)VBIED = (Suicide) Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:59:38am

re: #8 lawhawk

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:59:38am

re: #8 lawhawk

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Much more dangerous than when two opposing blocs armed with thousands of nuclear weapons faced off against each other in the heart of Europe./

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 7:59:40am

Fox turned away from Obama coverage in Brussels.

Keeping the rubes uninformed. SMOTI cheers this.

What they missed:

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:00:17am

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

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Shapiro was run off from Breitbart by that place’s decision to pander to Trump fans, yet Ben Shapiro still tries to associate with Mr. Trump. Pathetic.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:01:19am

re: #18 b.d.

The wingnuts now think that Brussels is responsibility of the US president while also thinking that we should get out of NATO?

That’s way too coherent for Republicans. They aren’t even putting those two thoughts together at the same time.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:01:40am

re: #13 Shiplord Kirel

Add senility to the usual RWNJ ignorance and you get Inhofe (he is 81).

Reihan Salaam is looking forward to the day when the GOP dies of old age and a modern center right party replaces it.
slate.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:01:43am

re: #22 lawhawk

Fox turned away from Obama coverage in Brussels.

Keeping the rubes uninformed. SMOTI cheers this.

What they missed:

‘The world must unite’: Barack Obama addresses Brussels attacks during Cuba speech

all they see is a picture of the President standing in front of a CUBAN flag - proof that he just loves him some Communism.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:02:07am

I swear there’s a lot of stupidity online today.

HOW DARE OBUMMER NOT IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND MEET WITH HIS JOINT CHIEFS!
HOW DARE HE GO TO A BASEBALL GAME OR STAY WITH THOSE COMMIES IN CUBA!
HOW DARE HE ONLY TALK ABOUT BRUSSELS FOR ONE MINUTE!

Exactly what do these people expect POTUS to do while the situation is still unfolding on the ground?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:02:41am

re: #18 b.d.

The wingnuts now think that Brussels is responsibility of the US president while also thinking that we should get out of NATO?

You expect coherence?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:03:51am

re: #27 Lidane

I swear there’s a lot of stupidity online today.

HOW DARE OBUMMER NOT IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND MEET WITH HIS JOINT CHIEFS!
HOW DARE HE GO TO A BASEBALL GAME OR STAY WITH THOSE COMMIES IN CUBA!
HOW DARE HE ONLY TALK ABOUT BRUSSELS FOR ONE MINUTE!

Exactly what do these people expect POTUS to do while the situation is still unfolding on the ground?

Terrorists took over federal property not too long ago. Did they expect Obama to stop doing everything and monitor it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:04am

re: #27 Lidane

I swear there’s a lot of stupidity online today.

Exactly what do these people expect POTUS to do while the situation is still unfolding on the ground?

They want him to start carpet bombing from Oran to Tehran…

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:05am

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

Every kind of security checkpoint just shifts the target of opportunity and shifts the crowds to another point.

You might have improved air safety by doing safety checks to get into the concourses and gate areas, but you’ve created a greater risk outside those checkpoints. Shift the checkpoint to the counter area, and you shift it again. Move it to the airport entry area, and again, the target of opportunity moves along.

There are always more targets than there are safety officials to protect. Protect transit hubs, they’ll target schools. Protect schools, they’ll target museums. Protect museums, they’ll target parks. Protect parks, they’ll target buses. Protect buses, they’ll target department stores.

The increased security is as much to give the illusion of safety as it is to deter attack. More security cameras wont prevent attacks, but it can help track down the perpetrators after the fact.

Those are the realities.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:06am

re: #8 lawhawk

The president’s policies are weakening our nation’s security at a time when we face the most dangerous world in modern day history.

WTFITS

What is considered “modern day”? Having tens of thousands of nuclear warheads pointed at us with a hair trigger during the Cold War wasn’t the “most dangerous”? A Japanese navy with dozens of aircraft carriers wasn’t more dangerous?

Is this guy freakin’ high?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:26am

re: #27 Lidane

I swear there’s a lot of stupidity online today.

HOW DARE OBUMMER NOT IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND MEET WITH HIS JOINT CHIEFS!
HOW DARE HE GO TO A BASEBALL GAME OR STAY WITH THOSE COMMIES IN CUBA!
HOW DARE HE ONLY TALK ABOUT BRUSSELS FOR ONE MINUTE!

Exactly what do these people expect POTUS to do while the situation is still unfolding on the ground?

Because its a day ending in day.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:35am

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

Ben Shapiro. Still terrible.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:39am

re: #29 Belafon

Terrorists took over federal property not too long ago. Did they expect Obama to stop doing everything and monitor it?

No, those folks were patriots aided and abetted by the GOP.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:42am

re: #15 Dark_Falcon

They can suggest it, but they’d be shown the door on grounds that moving security lines outside the terminal would just make travelers vulnerable to the (S)VBIEDs* that are Daesh’s stock-in-trade.

And it would be a logistical nightmare. TSA screening at US airports is already a mess.

When I was in one Malaysian airport last month, they did the security screening at the gate, though there was a customs baggage X-ray right after the ticket counter. It was a regional airport, though, and the gate area had enough floor space to accommodate a line of 200-300 people. That model would not work at some major airports, especially dinosaurs like LaGuardia.

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KerFuFFler  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:04:43am

Reposted from below….

Something to think about:

Estimated number of deaths in Paris and Brussels attacks combined: 158
Estimated number of deaths due to gun violence in the United States so far in 2016: 2,788.

(I would provide a link but my computer keeps crashing when I try. So I’ll just tell you I read this this morning at Lawyers, Guns and Money.)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:06:11am

re: #32 Timothy Watson

1942 Philippines begs to differ widely thought his opinion.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:06:26am

re: #27 Lidane

I swear there’s a lot of stupidity online today.

HOW DARE OBUMMER NOT IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND MEET WITH HIS JOINT CHIEFS!
HOW DARE HE GO TO A BASEBALL GAME OR STAY WITH THOSE COMMIES IN CUBA!
HOW DARE HE ONLY TALK ABOUT BRUSSELS FOR ONE MINUTE!

Exactly what do these people expect POTUS to do while the situation is still unfolding on the ground?

Organize air strikes to deliver at least 1000lbs of ordnance on Daesh for every person killed in these attacks. Step up provision of arms to those opposing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and anywhere else Daesh shows itself.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:06:42am

re: #34 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Ben Shapiro. Still terrible.

After being all OH NOES NOT TRUMP NEVER TRUMP EVER EVER watch him join the slobbering mob of Trump fanboys.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:07:32am

I wonder if these people thought Obama should have suspended his campaign with McCain when the bottom dropped out of the economy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:07:49am

And that will accomplish what exactly?

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:08:32am

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

And that will accomplish what exactly?

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Sure, go to Brussels and make their security forces waste time, money, and personnel protecting POTUS.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:08:54am

re: #31 lawhawk

Every kind of security checkpoint just shifts the target of opportunity and shifts the crowds to another point.

You might have improved air safety by doing safety checks to get into the concourses and gate areas, but you’ve created a greater risk outside those checkpoints. Shift the checkpoint to the counter area, and you shift it again. Move it to the airport entry area, and again, the target of opportunity moves along.

There are always more targets than there are safety officials to protect. Protect transit hubs, they’ll target schools. Protect schools, they’ll target museums. Protect museums, they’ll target parks. Protect parks, they’ll target buses. Protect buses, they’ll target department stores.

The increased security is as much to give the illusion of safety as it is to deter attack. More security cameras wont prevent attacks, but it can help track down the perpetrators after the fact.

Those are the realities.

The best security is good police and intelligence work to prevent the attacks before they happen. Can’t stop them all however, especially in a country like the US where firepower is so readily available.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:09:05am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:10:10am

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:10:22am

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

And that will accomplish what exactly?

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It gives Ted Cruz a talking point. Which he needs in Utah today.

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:10:57am

I’m sorry, but who the fuck is Ted Cruz to demand President Obama to come home???

What a prick.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:11:57am

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

Overshadowed by the Brussels attack was yet another mass shooting - a family gunned down in a murder suicide - 5 dead.

The body count continues rising daily from the carnage we inflict on ourselves - usually by people known to the victims. Unfettered and ready access to firearms trumps reasonable restrictions and enforcement of existing gun laws uniformly across the nation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:12:16am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:12:21am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They recognize the danger of Israel becoming a partisan political issue and thereby losing the support of Democrats.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:12:34am

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Organize air strikes to deliver at least 1000lbs of ordnance on Daesh for every person killed in these attacks. Step up provision of arms to those opposing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and anywhere else Daesh shows itself.

Right. Because indiscriminate bombing will totally help the situation in Belgium.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:12:38am

re: #36 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta is considering firing the TSA and hiring a private security firm to handle things because people are bitching about the long lines. I have no idea how that will be less expensive and more efficient, but if new regulations and requirements are put in place, like stopping everyone walking into every door, it’s not going to get better no matter who is in charge of security.

You would think, ha, that people would figure out what works and what doesn’t just by, oh, looking at what works and what doesn’t.

Decisions made in fear and anger NEVER turn out well. And yet, this is what happens, over and over.

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b.d.  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:13:39am

The last thing on the planet that the authorities in Brussels need right now is having to deal with a visit from the President of the USA.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:14:01am

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

And that will accomplish what exactly?

IT WILL SHOW THAT OBUMMER IS SERIOUS ABOUT THE ATTACKS!

That’s seriously what I’m seeing from people. It’s like they can’t understand that the President travels with a complete White House setup enabling him to still function as POTUS and still do things while outside the White House.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:15:09am

re: #48 Jenner7

I’m sorry, but who the fuck is Ted Cruz to demand President Obama to come home???

What a prick.

They’re all ankle-biters at this point.

It’s so easy to snipe from the outside, while having not a single idea of what Obama is or is not doing.

They forget, this is the guy who eviscerated Trump at the Correspondents’ Dinner with the full knowledge that Osama bin Laden was being dealt with at the same time.

Cruz will never possess the political acumen that Obama has. Not ever.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:15:18am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

I didn’t listen to the speechifying at AIPAC last night, but let me guess this is in reference to something either Cruz or Trump said?

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:15:42am

re: #55 Lidane

IT WILL SHOW THAT OBUMMER IS SERIOUS ABOUT THE ATTACKS!

That’s seriously what I’m seeing from people. It’s like they can’t understand that the President travels with a complete White House setup enabling him to still function as POTUS and still do things while outside the White House.

He’s away from the White House. He’s on vacation!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:15:47am

re: #57 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I didn’t listen to the speechifying at AIPAC last night, but let me guess this is in reference to something either Cruz or Trump said?

Trump

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:15:48am

re: #49 lawhawk

Overshadowed by the Brussels attack was yet another mass shooting - a family gunned down in a murder suicide - 5 dead.

The body count continues rising daily from the carnage we inflict on ourselves - usually by people known to the victims. Unfettered and ready access to firearms trumps reasonable restrictions and enforcement of existing gun laws uniformly across the nation.

So we reset the ‘Too Soon’ clock on mass shootings and guns, but there’s a prize for whoever can be first to climb the pole, ring the bell, and shout ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:17:23am

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:17:25am

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

And that will accomplish what exactly?

You can have my answer now, Senator….

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:17:35am

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Organize air strikes to deliver at least 1000lbs of ordnance on Daesh for every person killed in these attacks. Step up provision of arms to those opposing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and anywhere else Daesh shows itself.

Why, exactly, is retaliating for these attacks the responsibility of the US?

What is it with your side about having to bomb shit?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:18:11am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

No, he should not go back to DC.
He is not on vacation.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:18:39am

re: #57 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I didn’t listen to the speechifying at AIPAC last night, but let me guess this is in reference to something either Cruz or Trump said?

Trump in particular. But maybe both.

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Ming5000  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:18:59am

HRC on the Today Show:

“We’ve got to be absolutely smart and strong and steady in how we respond,” Clinton said. “It’s unrealistic to say we’re going to completely shut down our borders to everyone.”

The foreign policy expert added to Guthrie and Lauer that the U.S. must support its allies at a sensitive time like this, rather than alienate supporting countries. “We’ve got to stand in solidarity with our European allies,” she said. “I know that Americans have every reason to be frightened by what they see. … We have to intensify our efforts to keep America safe.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:12am

re: #55 Lidane

IT WILL SHOW THAT OBUMMER IS SERIOUS ABOUT THE ATTACKS!

That’s seriously what I’m seeing from people. It’s like they can’t understand that the President travels with a complete White House setup enabling him to still function as POTUS and still do things while outside the White House.

Oh, no. They understand that. It’s exactly what they said when Bush took his many vacations - that the President takes the job with him wherever he goes. But apparently that only works for Republican Presidents with ranches. All the communications equipment stops working at the White House gate when a Democrat is President.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:15am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

A terrorist attack on another continent should not make the president end a historic trip to Cuba to come home and do…what? That grants far too much power to the terrorists.

One woman’s opinion.

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Ian G.  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:33am

re: #8 lawhawk

Well, Inhofe may be right. The dangers from catastrophic climate change are worse now than they were, say, in 1962 when the US and Soviets were on the verge of nuclear war.

Of course Jimmy boy isn’t talking about that, but I’m trying to salvage a shred of his dignity.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:39am

re: #63 makeitstop

Why, exactly, is retaliating for these attacks the responsibility of the US?

What is it with your side about having to bomb shit?

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:42am

GO BOIL YOUR HEAD SMOTI

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:42am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

Yeah, those “tropical vacation” optics will surely hurt his re-election chances.

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:19:43am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him.

Obviously you and your presidential candidate have Obama’s best interests at heart.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:20:19am

re: #57 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I didn’t listen to the speechifying at AIPAC last night, but let me guess this is in reference to something either Cruz or Trump said?

Trump said at AIPAC that Obama “may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel.”

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:20:24am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

He’s not on a tropical vacation. He’s on a diplomatic mission.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:20:33am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

It’s not a vacation. The president is conducting diplomatic mission and expanding US economic opportunities. And you’ll hear GOPers bitch that he didn’t get to meet dissidents (because that’s what’s also left on the agenda if he leaves).

The President isn’t going to drop everything to return to the US because of an attack on a foreign country, not even the US. The President remains in full contact and briefed by his staff. The AF1 is a mobile WH with all the capabilities to direct US forces worldwide in a crisis. Heck, it was designed to keep the President safe during a nuclear attack.

Optics my ass. It’s a right wing smear campaign that repeats the same nonsense from the past 7 years. Irrational hate of the president even when the President is doing things that the same GOP was proposing doing before President Obama was elected.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:20:43am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

Only the rightwing sees Obama’s historical visit to Cuba as a tropical vacation in the sun.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:21:26am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him.

It’s a goddamned diplomatic mission, and a historic one.

Fuck this ‘tropical vacation’ bullshit. And don’t try to distance yourself with a ‘some people say’ thing here.

You are the one saying it here. And you’re in the fucking wrong by doing so.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:21:29am

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump said at AIPAC that Obama “may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel.”

Much worse than all those suicide bombings from 2001-2008 that killed over 2000 people.

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gwangung  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:21:38am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Apparently, you mean people who may or may not be allies, definitely civilians who are not allied with them and anybody who you might think is a “threat” (whether they pose one or not).

That’s what it boils down to with your words.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:21:48am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

For what purpose? To make scared right-wingers feel better?

The President travels with a complete setup that still enables him to do his job. He’s never truly off the clock. He can stay in Cuba and finish the trip there and then get back to DC like normal. Nothing prevents him from doing both.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:21:52am

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

GO BOIL YOUR HEAD SMOTI

If Obama would only say the magic words, all would be well.

//

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:22:14am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Are you under the impression that we’re NOT blasting the hell out of them? Or that there’s some big fat target we know about full of Daesh with no civilians around, that we’ve not been bombing? Or does killing civilians not figure in your calculations?

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gwangung  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:22:49am

re: #83 Blind Frog Belly White

Are you under the impression that we’re NOT blasting the hell out of them? Or that there’s some big fat target we know about full of Daesh with no civilians around, that we’ve not been bombing? Or does killing civilians not figure in your calculations?

No, it doesn’t. That’s pretty obvious from his words, otherwise he wouldn’t say them.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:23:08am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Belgium is our NATO ally. Reminder: Your party front-runner wants to leave NATO.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:23:49am

Ted Cruz shows he can be just as, if not more racist than Trump==>

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:23:49am

Sigh….

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:00am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Because Brussels has no capability to handle these matters.

You want this country to be the Big Military Daddy to every country on Earth, don’t you?

And you’ll still bitch that Obama ‘isn’t doing enough.’ SMMFH

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Ming5000  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:08am

As of about 10AM I could find no statement from Bernie regarding the Belgium attacks.

As of publication, Sanders had not yet commented.

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Ian G.  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:23am

re: #79 The Vicious Babushka

Much worse than all those suicide bombings from 2001-2008 that killed over 2000 people.

Obama: worse than the 1973 war.

I’m going to slam my hand in a door to forget that I read that from Trump.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:32am

re: #85 Lidane

Belgium is our NATO ally. Reminder: Your party front-runner wants to leave NATO.

He called on leaving NATO yesterday. The same day he announced his foreign policy team that includes a guy connected to militias that engaged in war crimes in Lebanon (Walid Phares).

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b.d.  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:34am

Dear Foreign Leaders:

You better keep your country safe or President Cruz will show up in the middle of your crisis.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:40am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

I assume we are blasting the hell out of every appropriate Daesh target anyway, to the extent that our personnel and ordinance can.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:46am

re: #79 The Vicious Babushka

Much worse than all those suicide bombings from 2001-2008 that killed over 2000 people.

Because he continued the policies of US Presidents going back decades. But he did it while being black and having a funny name.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:24:48am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

His Cuba excursion has ended, AFAIK, and Air Force One is his mobile office. The president is never out of communication with all branches of the US government. There is really no need for him to return to DC.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:25:08am

re: #92 b.d.

Dear Foreign Leaders:

You better keep your country safe or President Cruz will show up in the middle of your crisis.

And fuck things up worse.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:26:46am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:26:53am

re: #90 Ian G.

Obama: worse than the 1973 war.

I’m going to slam my hand in a door to forget that I read that from Trump.

Obama: Worse than the Lebanese Civil War. Worse than the Gaza wars (Cast Lead, etc.). Worse than the two intifadas.

The ahistorical BS from the right wing is at a fever pitch.

What’s particularly rich is that most of these right wingers couldn’t even find Israel on a map. Or point out where ISIL is operating or where to target. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, I’m looking squarely at you.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:27:20am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

He’s not on a vacation, I don’t give a damn how people spin it. He’s on a diplomatic/trade mission, trying to establish a better relationship with Cuba. There’s nothing at all wrong with that. Brussels is not in the US, there is no reason for him to cut this trip short. Air Force One is a flying White House, and I am sure he has way more information on this situation that any one here flapping their yaps about this does.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:27:21am

Look what showed up in my timeline, common clay of the new West==>

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:27:26am

re: #89 Ming5000

As of about 10AM I could find no statement from Bernie regarding the Belgium attacks.

If he does, that’s OK. To tell you the truth, though, the only person that really needs to make a statement is the President, and possibly the SoS.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:28:10am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Ted Cruz shows he can be just as, if not more racist than Trump==>

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And like Trump, he suggests America become a police state.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:28:20am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:28:50am

re: #103 The Vicious Babushka

With a pitching wedge stuck in sideways? It would be prudent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:29:06am

Also, that Trump comment about Obama got him the most applause from the AIPAC audience.

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Ming5000  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:29:13am

re: #101 Belafon

I think the candidates should make statements too.
This is a part of the job interview. How does a candidate handle sudden international situations. How do they comport themselves.
The GOP candidates are behaving poorly, IMHO.
I liked HRC’s statement.
I wish Bernie could have put something together.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:29:51am

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Organize air strikes to deliver at least 1000lbs of ordnance on Daesh for every person killed in these attacks. Step up provision of arms to those opposing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and anywhere else Daesh shows itself.

He has been doing just that. You seem want a symbolic show of force that will put soldiers and sailors at risk for no clear advantage.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:32:02am

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Organize air strikes to deliver at least 1000lbs of ordnance on Daesh for every person killed in these attacks. Step up provision of arms to those opposing the so-called Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, and anywhere else Daesh shows itself.

No, Dark. It’s a fair bet that our daily average in weight of ordnance exceeds this amount now (more than 31,000 pounds, ie half a B-52’s potential load). We are hitting every valid target we can identify under the current RoE. The only way to increase attacks is to modify the RoE, leading inevitably to more civilian casualties. As for arms, some adjustments may be necessary but it is obvious that our allies have more now than they can effectively use. Including more groups would lead to more and more of our equipment falling into the proverbial “wrong hands.”
I think our present course, improved training and intelligence, is the right one. It will take time but it is what we have.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:33:17am

Look at this braggart==>

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:33:17am

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump said at AIPAC that Obama “may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel.”

*facepalm* I figured it was something Trump said. Am I also correct in guessing that people wildly applauded that?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:33:32am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He has been doing just that. You seem want a symbolic show of force that will put soldiers and sailors at risk for no clear advantage.

Kinda like Reagan having the New Jersey shoot ginormous shells at Druse neighborhoods in Beirut after Hezbollah blew up 241 Marines.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:33:34am
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:34:29am

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also, that Trump comment about Obama got him the most applause from the AIPAC audience.

Why am I not surprised. The crowd there is usually pretty right wing anyway.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:34:41am

Good ol’ Crunchy Con, Benedict Optionin’ Rod Dreher is pimping hate blog Gates of Vienna today in the wake of the bombings…

The future belongs to leaders like Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who gave a powerful speech a week ago today, on Hungary’s national holiday Here it is, with English subtitles; a bit of the transcript follows:

The main danger to Europe’s future does not come from those who want to come here, but from Brussels’ fanatical internationalism. [Note: By “Brussels,” he means the European Union. — RD] We should not allow Brussels to place itself above the law. We shall not allow it to force upon us the bitter fruit of its cosmopolitan immigration policy. We shall not import to Hungary crime, terrorism, homophobia and synagogue-burning anti-Semitism. There shall be no urban districts beyond the reach of the law, there shall be no mass disorder. No immigrant riots here, and there shall be no gangs hunting down our women and daughters. We shall not allow others to tell us whom we can let into our home and country, whom we will live alongside, and with whom we will share our country.

We know how these things go. First we allow them to tell us whom we must take in,
then they force us to serve foreigners in our own country. In the end we find ourselves being told to pack up and leave our own land.

Therefore we reject the forced resettlement scheme, and we shall tolerate neither blackmail, nor threats.

The time has come to ring the warning bell. The time has come for opposition and resistance.

The entire transcript can be read at Gates of Vienna.

To be clear, we don’t know whether the terrorists who did this were home-grown or came with the migrating masses. That’s not the point. The point is that Europe is already full of alienated, militant young Muslim men — and European leaders are importing more and more of them by the day. This is not going to end well for Europe. Hungary, it will be fine. [UPDATE: Let me revise that opinion in light of the fact that Hungary’s fertility rate is absolutely cratering. — RD]

Nice. The Eurabia theory is alive and well in Benedict Option Land. Hide the Christians, Rod! The swarthy Arab masses are coming for YOOOOUUUUUU!!!!!

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:34:59am

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this braggart==>

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Let me be a prophet too: There will be more terrorist attacks somewhere.
There. Now can I be president because I’m so very good at vague statements?

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lizardofid  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:35:29am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He has been doing just that. You seem want a symbolic show of force that will put soldiers and sailors at risk for no clear advantage.

I would love to see, (and actually hope that they are) our leaders quietly appropriating a mega shit ton of money for human assets and intelligence, which will yield fruit 5, 10 and more years down the road.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:35:59am

re: #89 Ming5000

As of about 10AM I could find no statement from Bernie regarding the Belgium attacks.

My guess….”BUT BIG BANKS….WALL STREET!”

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:36:18am

Thank you Ted Cruz and Donald Trump for giving the terrorists exactly what they wanted. Now go fuck yourselves.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:36:36am

re: #98 lawhawk

Obama: Worse than the Lebanese Civil War. Worse than the Gaza wars (Cast Lead, etc.). Worse than the two intifadas.

The ahistorical BS from the right wing is at a fever pitch.

What’s particularly rich is that most of these right wingers couldn’t even find Israel on a map. Or point out where ISIL is operating or where to target. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, I’m looking squarely at you.

I doubt Trump could find Melania’s home country on a map.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:36:40am

re: #116 lizardofid

I would love to see, (and actually hope that they are) our leaders quietly appropriating a mega shit ton of money for human assets and intelligence, which will yield fruit 5, 10 and more years down the road.

Carpet bombing plays better on sound bytes and Twitter…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:36:54am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

He has been doing just that. You seem want a symbolic show of force that will put soldiers and sailors at risk for no clear advantage.

re: #39 Dark_Falcon

Bombing people into the Stone Age often results in hard feelings that really don’t go away. Genocide is bad, you know? So, trying to eliminate Daesh by bombing towns indiscriminately will only provoke more retaliation by Daesh or some other group.

The death of one person does not justify killing thousands who had nothing to do with it.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:37:44am

Notorious Islamophobe Robert Spencer has wasted no time weighing in with his own modest solution:
It’s time for the governments of Europe to fall(freeper repost)

The existing governments are responsible for policies that have turned Europe into a war zone, and that war is just beginning. The political and media elites have failed Europe and the free world, and put Europe on a course toward civil war and bloodshed unseen on the continent since the days of Hitler.

Yeah, it all started back in 1908, when soft-headed Belgian socialists interfered with free enterprise by taking the Congo away from King Leopold and putting it under government control.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:38:10am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It is obvious AIPAC is not a strong organization. They are weak. They are weak because they don’t let Trump speak the truth about how he can make the World Great by Making America Great.

Aww screw it…no time for mocking. Straight up…Trump needs to be shut the hell up. I was surprised some of the AIPAC people seemed to cheer the big orange idiot. I guess I shouldn’t have. Every group has people that will fall for his BS. Good of the organizers to make the statement though. Maybe it will get some of those caught up in the Trump moment to think things through.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:38:14am

re: #119 Big Beautiful Door

I doubt Trump could find Melania’s home country on a map.

I bet he can’t even pronounce it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:38:32am
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lizardofid  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:38:45am

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Carpet bombing plays better on sound bytes and Twitter…

True, I reckon its a matter of priorities and objectives.

sigh

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:39:08am

Here’s a Blasto from the Pasto

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Franklin  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:40:45am

re: #8 lawhawk

Social Illiterate Says What?
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:41:56am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

That’s different though. Somehow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:42:48am

re: #121 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The death of one person does not justify killing thousands who had nothing to do with it.

But it plays well on sound bytes and Twitter during an election year…

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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:43:42am

re: #130 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

But it plays well on sound bytes and Twitter during an election year…

Does it? Check out 18 USC 1091 (c)…

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:44:17am

Domestic politics:

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:46:12am

re: #131 Teukka

Does it? Check out 18 USC 1091 (c)…

That bit of legislation will be disregarded as “political correctness”…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:46:59am

re: #122 Shiplord Kirel

Notorious Islamophobe Robert Spencer has wasted no time weighing in with his own modest solution:
It’s time for the governments of Europe to fall

Yeah, it all started back in 1908, when soft-headed Belgian socialists interfered with free enterprise by taking the Congo away from King Leopold and putting it under government control.

Charlie Hebdo was attacked January 2015. The Paris gunmen attacked in November. And then these bombings today. Maybe there were smaller ones I don’t remember reading about, but while these are all terrible, they hardly constitute “civil war and bloodshed unseen on the continent since the days of Hitler.” Spencer is addressing his fellow nativists and racists, whipping up their fear and hatred.

Meanwhile, Europeans, for the most part, go about their days peacefully and calmly. The current situation is not anything like Europe before 1914, or before Hitler seized power in Germany.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:47:38am

Baby Whiplash demonstrates why he should delete his account==>

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:48:28am

re: #61 Dark_Falcon

I do think Obama should come home from Cuba. Going to Belgium is a bad idea right now, but the optics of being seen “on a tropical vacation” are not good for him. Michelle and others can stay, but the president should return to DC.

One man’s opinion.

Tropical vacation? You know Dark, it gets increasingly hard to respect anything you post. And putting that in quotes doesn’t hide the fact that you buy in to that thinking. This is all an us versus them game with you. It sucks.

And you are worried about optics. Well here is some real optics for you. Your freaking party/side/us is about to nominate one of the most corrosive candidates ever. EVER! And it doesn’t matter if it is Trump or Cruz.

How do those optics look to the real world. I’ll tell you what they look like. More France. More Belgium. More San Bernardino. The more the GOP candidates and all their media talk shit about being tough the more they play into the hands of ISIS. I’ll go so far to say they are the best ISIS recruiters going.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:48:34am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:49:04am

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this braggart==>

This guy….

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:49:29am

re: #122 Shiplord Kirel

Notorious Islamophobe Robert Spencer has wasted no time weighing in with his own modest solution:
It’s time for the governments of Europe to fall(freeper repost)

Yeah, it all started back in 1908, when soft-headed Belgian socialists interfered with free enterprise by taking the Congo away from King Leopold and putting it under government control.

Hey, what’s wrong with cutting off people’s hands if they don’t produce enough rubber? Damn political correctness has problems with everything nowadays.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:50:00am

re: #135 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash demonstrates why he should delete his account==>

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Shapiro really needs to get a life. Take up rock climbing, or surfing, or long walks in the park — anything to find some inner peace and get away from the Internet for, oh, I dunno, five or six years.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:50:43am

re: #132 lawhawk

Domestic politics:

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It doesn’t matter what kind of wins Sanders gets since Hillary will get enough delegates to win the nomination. If he wins two states his campaign will crow about his “momentum” even if Hillary wins more votes and widens her delegate lead overall.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:50:58am

re: #63 makeitstop

Why, exactly, is retaliating for these attacks the responsibility of the US?

What is it with your side about having to bomb shit?

The bigger question Dark and others that think like him need to ask is what have all the bombs we’ve already dropped gotten us? More of the same and dead soldiers and other Americans. And a new group of terrorist that use those bombings as reason for their attacks.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:51:38am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:51:42am
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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:52:32am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Post and run. Then come back and forget the bombs you have dropped.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:53:16am

Fucking Trumptards

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:55:13am

re: #143 Kragar

Cruz is advocating a police state, and violation of the constitutional rights of American citizens. A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE is suggesting this.

Shit.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:56:06am

re: #147 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Cruz is advocating a police state, and violation of the constitutional rights of American citizens. A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE is suggesting this.

Shit.

Can we please focus on Obama’s tyrannies?!

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:56:40am

re: #93 Big Beautiful Door

I assume we are blasting the hell out of every appropriate Daesh target anyway, to the extent that our personnel and ordinance can.

You know what Dark really wants don’t you. No sense in hiding it. He would love to bomb the entire Middle East into a sand dune. Fuck ‘em all…they deserve it.

What he doesn’t realize because he is too dense in guns and bombs is that will not stop terrorist attacks. If anything it will just increase them.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:56:49am

I find it distressing on both an intellectual level and moral one that so many people think that attacks that include killing innocent civilians will deter terror attacks.

Aside from the obvious moral issues, these folks fail to ask themselves “How would I feel about my family being “collateral damage” in a strike by a foreign country? Would I say, ‘Oh if only I had stopped my countrymen/coreligionists from committing the dastardly crime that precipitated this strike?’ Or perhaps ‘I have lost everything through no fault of my own. My innocent children are dead. I have nothing to live for but revenge.’ “
That is a failure of intellect-to fail to ascribe normal human motivations to “the other.” The use of raw power can suppress the ability of your enemy to achieve that revenge, but it is difficult, expensive, and ultimately fruitless.

We need to try to treat people fairly and decently, and above all to straighten our backs and at least pretend that we are not afraid of terrorists in our daily lives. Yes, take some precautions, but let us deny the terrorists the thing they want most-our fear.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:57:38am

re: #146 Kragar

Fucking Trumptards

We have always been at war with the City of Belgium.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:58:04am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:58:07am

re: #145 ObserverArt

Post and run. Then come back and forget the bombs you have dropped.

Y’know, D_F has punched a couple of my buttons lately, and these warmongering remarks are not helping my attitude at all.

I think I’m just gonna skip over his comments for a while. Losing my rather substantial patience. It’s YUUUGGEE! Ask any of my friends.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:58:21am

re: #147 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Cruz is advocating a police state, and violation of the constitutional rights of American citizens. A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE is suggesting this.

Shit.

And Cruz is the lesser of the two extremists heading up the GOP. Trump wants to ban Muslims.

Taken together, the GOP wants to ignore the 1A, violate civil rights of Americans across the nation, but remember, you must stand up to the government with your unfettered access to firearms.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:59:34am

re: #146 Kragar

Fucking Trumptards

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And the government won’t make them speak Belgiumese!!1!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 8:59:51am

re: #154 lawhawk

And Cruz is the lesser of the two extremists heading up the GOP. Trump wants to ban Muslims.

Taken together, the GOP wants to ignore the 1A, violate civil rights of Americans across the nation, but remember, you must stand up to the government with your unfettered access to firearms.

As long as you’re white. Otherwise, you’re dead meat.

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:00:36am

re: #153 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Y’know, D_F has punched a couple of my buttons lately, and these warmongering remarks are not helping my attitude at all.

I think I’m just gonna skip over his comments for a while. Losing my rather substantial patience. It’s YUUUGGEE! Ask any of my friends.

Same here. It’s not worth engaging, especially when he hardly ever responds to questions or criticism in any meaningful way. It’s all just talking points and Go Team Red.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:01:15am

re: #115 calochortus

Let me be a prophet too: There will be more terrorist attacks somewhere.
There. Now can I be president because I’m so very good at vague statements?

You should add: because of the loose talk of Trump and Cruz.

I think it is safe to make that claim. That crap they spew just feeds the crazy.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:02:02am

*facepalm*

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:02:58am

re: #159 Lidane

*facepalm*

I think the Chinese did a much better job at showing their effectiveness.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:03:12am

‘Tis midnight here, and time for this boy to hit the hay. Peace on.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:03:50am

re: #159 Lidane

Terrorism is no longer a problem for Israel now that they have a wall? Who knew?

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Joe Bacon  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:04:15am

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Too little and too late.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:04:34am

re: #160 Belafon

I think the Chinese did a much better job at showing their ineffectiveness.

FTFY. The Great Wall didn’t really keep out anyone. It wasn’t YUUGGE enough, I guess.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:04:38am

re: #125 The Vicious Babushka

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Gee, imagine that…the Democrat candidates Clinton and Sanders are acting reasonable and holding back on the ‘kill ‘em all…keep ‘em all out of this country and Europe rhetoric.

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Great White Snark  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:04:43am

re: #159 Lidane

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:05:22am
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lizardofid  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:05:34am

re: #159 Lidane

*facepalm*

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The Israelis success with apples proves beyond doubt we need more oranges///////////

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:05:59am

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:06:52am

re: #167 Kragar

CAIR spokesman on Cruz “patrol Muslim neighborhoods” line: “Shows you what happens when you appoint policy advisors like Frank Gaffney.”

gee, and I though we already had Sharia police patrolling those neighborhoods, busting unveiled women and couples holding hands in public…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:07:21am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:07:33am

re: #167 Kragar

Well, Cruz will round up all the CAIR folks, too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:07:53am
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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:08:02am

re: #171 The Vicious Babushka

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He wants to create “no-go” zones by pretending they already exist.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:08:05am
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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:08:17am

Would it be stupid to think this could be a possibility in the future if not now on a certain scale.. The Terrorist sure wouldn’t want anyone to take their right to buy weapons away from them. Hate to get into the conspiracy realm. Just asking. And I don’t mean through Grover Norquist I mean through their membership.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:09:15am

re: #171 The Vicious Babushka

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“Secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized?”

If someone was “securing” my neighborhood it would probably radicalize me pretty quickly.

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:09:15am

re: #153 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Y’know, D_F has punched a couple of my buttons lately, and these warmongering remarks are not helping my attitude at all.

I think I’m just gonna skip over his comments for a while. Losing my rather substantial patience. It’s YUUUGGEE! Ask any of my friends.

I’m with you.

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KerFuFFler  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:09:51am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Such escalation is exactly what the terrorists are aiming for. Promoting cordial, mutually beneficial and respectful relationships is what extremists fear.
Let’s get busy with that!

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:11:28am

re: #169 Kent Dorfman

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died

I went looking for news about Ford’s death, and I found this piece in the Toronto Star. This bit jumped out:

He seemed to live by his own rules. Exploding grenades propelled him into the air, they didn’t shatter his facade. The more he sunk into the morass of personal excess…the more entrenched, though narrowed, his appeal.

If he was a one-trick pony, the crowd at the carnival seemed mesmerized every time.

Could Rob Ford have been the proto-Trump?

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:11:39am

BBL
I do believe I’ll stick with music while doing my tasks this morning, rather than listening to what will undoubtedly be depressing commentary on the radio.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:12:38am

re: #75 Belafon

He’s not on a tropical vacation. He’s on a diplomatic mission.

Undoing 50 years of RW screwups.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:12:49am

re: #181 calochortus

BBL
I do believe I’ll stick with music while doing my tasks this morning, rather than listening to what will undoubtedly be depressing commentary on the radio.

There is no constructive commentary to be heard, just blustering and posturing.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:12:53am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:13:17am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:13:18am

Ted Cruz’s foreign policy advisor, folks==>

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:13:44am

LOL I’m in Dearborn every day.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:14:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:14:16am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I’m in Dearborn every day.

Then it’s a wonder you are still alive, dear…

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:14:58am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I’m in Dearborn every day.

That must be the Jewish Dearborn. Otherwise it’s a no-go. /Funny, but you don’t look Druish.

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Jay C  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:16:28am

re: #114 Aunty Entity Dragon

We shall not import to Hungary crime, terrorism, homophobia and synagogue-burning anti-Semitism.

From most of everything I’ve read about Hungary under Orban’s RW government, he probably wants to curtail those “imports” because they’re competing with the home-grown product.
And

In the end we find ourselves being told to pack up and leave our own land.

By whom? The voices in his head?

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ObserverArt  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:18:28am

Later folks…back this evening for even more crazy. Election returns added to terrorist attacks sound’s like fun doesn’t it? Ugh.

In the meantime…a little peace breaking out in the world and a lot less RMNJ media and politics would help.

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:20:04am

re: #159 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Contiguous US: 3,119,884 square miles
Israel: 8,522 square miles

Yup, a perfectly cromulent comparison. Never mind that 366:1 area difference.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:20:20am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Here’s a Blasto from the Pasto

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“Now watch this drive!”

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:20:55am
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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:21:30am
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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:23:06am
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:24:13am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:24:43am

Baby Whiplash is turning the corner on Trump. Before the week is over he will be suckling at Donald’s manboobs.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:26:33am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash is turning the corner on Trump. Before the week is over he will be suckling at Donald’s manboobs.

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Is breathing peroxide bottle Nero still insulting him?

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:29:07am

re: #164 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Was late to the party on the last thread when you were asking for
Richard North Patterson book recommendations.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Also, Exile, though a bit dated, has some interesting Israel/Palestine observations.

His older courtroom books are really good as well.

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:30:38am

Hey, that doesn’t look like a vacation to me. That’s the President working the phones to talk with the Belgian government. Funny, but the GOP thinks that only happens when the President is in the WH.

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz continues campaigning and will be in NYC tomorrow instead of in DC to propose an AUMF that the President has requested since January of last year to fight Daesh. Curious how that works.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:31:10am

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Ted Cruz shows he can be just as, if not more racist than Trump==>

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I want that TexAssHole to explain just how he is going to do that in the section of Los Angeles where I live. It’s an area with a large mix of Muslim, Hindu, Sikhs, Buddhists among others. Why we even have some Zoroastrians here. Now how is that TexAssHole going to “step up patrols” OR does he want to segregate Muslims in the same manner Japanese were during World War 2??????

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:31:29am

re: #171 The Vicious Babushka

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Are there any Muslim neighborhoods (other than maybe in Dearborn)? I was sort of under the impression that Muslims in America lived scattered through town in various neighborhoods, depending how rich or poor a particular family may be…

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:32:19am

re: #203 Joe Bacon

I want that TexAssHole to explain just how he is going to do that in the section of Los Angeles where I live. It’s an area with a large mix of Muslim, Hindu, Sikhs, Buddhists among others. Why we even have some Zoroastrians here. Now how is that TexAssHole going to “step up patrols” OR does he want to segregate Muslims in the same manner Japanese were during World War 2??????

They’re all Muslim. Don’t let those funky names fool you.

//

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:33:13am

I can just imagine the kind of horrific shit that was posted using that hashtag

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Ian G.  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:34:39am

re: #204 sagehen

Are there any Muslim neighborhoods (other than maybe in Dearborn)? I was sort of under the impression that Muslims in America lived scattered through town in various neighborhoods, depending how rich or poor a particular family may be…

I have an idea, just make them wear a yellow cresecent on their jackets. Problem solved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:34:47am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Hey Milo, maybe it’s no longer a trending topic because people have more interesting things to tweet about.

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:35:10am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

I can just imagine the kind of horrific shit that was posted using that hashtag

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BUT MUH FREEZE PEACHES

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:35:35am

re: #204 sagehen

Are there any Muslim neighborhoods (other than maybe in Dearborn)? I was sort of under the impression that Muslims in America lived scattered through town in various neighborhoods, depending how rich or poor a particular family may be…

There are some communities with significant Muslim populations. Here, in the NYC metro area, there’s Paterson and Jersey City in NJ that are most notable (people tend to congregate and live with their own communities since it’s easier to find prayer groups, food, social interactions, etc.). In Brooklyn, there’s a stretch of Atlantic Avenue near Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill that has a significant Muslim population. There’s also a significant Muslim population in Queens and Manhattan.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:35:38am

re: #5 Tigger2

He was probably hiding under his gold leaf encrusted bed.

He was probably screaming at his staff to make sure that none of the dust got on any of his furniture.

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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:35:43am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

That bit of legislation will be disregarded as “political correctness”…

18 USC 1091 political correctness?

WTF sarcastic herb have you been smokin? O.O

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:37:25am

re: #212 Teukka

18 USC 1091 political correctness?

WTF sarcastic herb have you been smokin? O.O

serious sarcamillian

Trump has made it clear that he would order US military to commit war crimes, and Ted Cruz has also advocated similar acts.

A few legal paragraphs are not going to stand in the way of their concept of Divine Justice.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:38:07am

re: #210 lawhawk

There are some communities with significant Muslim populations. Here, in the NYC metro area, there’s Paterson and Jersey City in NJ that are most notable (people tend to congregate and live with their own communities since it’s easier to find prayer groups, food, social interactions, etc.). In Brooklyn, there’s a stretch of Atlantic Avenue near Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill that has a significant Muslim population. There’s also a significant Muslim population in Queens and Manhattan.

Hicksville on Long Island also has a pretty large Muslim community.

Great restaurants over there. :)

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:39:06am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:39:07am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Twitter has censored the #StopIslam hashtag. It is no longer appearing in trending topics.
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘

Hmmm, maybe because an entire religion isn’t responsible for a terrorist attack.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:40:33am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

Twitter has censored the #StopIslam hashtag. It is no longer appearing in trending topics.

These people are too fucked up to even simply call it “StopIslamism”. I could accept that.

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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:41:44am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

serious sarcamillian

Trump has made it clear that he would order US military to commit war crimes, and Ted Cruz has also advocated similar acts.

A few legal paragraphs are not going to stand in the way of their concept of Divine Justice.

Yeah. And some reich wingers on a chat I’m observing are openly inciting violations of 18 USC 1091 right now…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:42:11am

re: #207 Ian G.

I have an idea, just make them wear a yellow cresecent on their jackets. Problem solved.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:46:06am

re: #206 The Vicious Babushka

I can just imagine the kind of horrific shit that was posted using that hashtag

Milo’s life revolves around what’s trending on Twitter. It’s like their need for Obama to say The Magic Words. If they can get something trending on Twitter, that will solve the problem.

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:48:54am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:49:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:51:58am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:53:42am

re: #197 Jenner7

Ban all wal-marts!!!!

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:53:49am

re: #223 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey, no gotcha questions from you!!!!11

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:54:42am

idiota:

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:55:37am

Weird humor break, though one might also perceive an oblique reference to RWNJ fearfulness:

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:58:36am

The amount of demagoguery that can be generated on events like this is huge. YUUUUUUUGE.

For the rest of my life, however long that may be, my country is going to wrestle with the issue of pinning the sins of a few onto the rest of a minority group. Drumpfskind is only the most skilled of the current crop - Cruz is just less skilled than Drumpfskind.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:58:37am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

idiota:

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:59:27am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

idiota:

Governor, I’m afraid the POTUS has run out of f*cks to give.

The supply of f^cks ran out last year some time. No more f@cks can be found.

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:59:35am

538 tries real hard to show that Trump isn’t going to make it to 1237:

fivethirtyeight.com

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 9:59:51am

re: #229 Tigger2

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It’s time for Kasich to go home.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:02:17am

MORE POPCORN! Snarling death match dogfight at Freeperland:

Ted Cruz BLAMES Donald Trump for BRUSSELS Terrorist Attack

“Ted Cruz is a rotten piece of filthy garbage. He is another Establishment communists pric_!
It is time to grow up and realize that the entire Washington DC establishment both Democrats and most Republicans are ISIS supporters. Add King Obama, the communists black Muslim terrorists and we have a Country that is no longer safe.
Trump for President.”

“Wow, twist things much? And unfortunately, this kind of headline and TWISTED MISINFORMATION is exactly what LOW INFORMATION voters will run on, without looking at the TRUTH of what was said.”

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:03:16am

The burrito lady just saved me from peanut butter. All hail the burrito lady! Plus, her husband is going to bring his bike in for me to work on.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:03:46am

Why would the President need to rush home for an attack that didn’t even occur in America? Are other world leaders rushing to their homes because of this?

We have this wonderful thing today called technology, which allows the President to run and monitor things from wherever he happens to be.

Fucking idiots.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:04:24am

re: #233 Shiplord Kirel

MORE POPCORN! Snarling death match dogfight at Freeperland:

Ted Cruz BLAMES Donald Trump for BRUSSELS Terrorist Attack

LOL

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:04:31am

re: #235 Eclectic Cyborg

Why would the President need to rush home for an attack that didn’t even occur in America? Are other world leaders rushing to their homes because of this?

We have this wonderful thing today called technology, which allows the President to run and monitor things from wherever he happens to be.

Fucking idiots.

It’s Obama. The GOP doesn’t need a reason beyond that.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:04:48am

re: #221 Jenner7

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CNN is saying the guy in white is the one being singled out.

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:04:50am

Maybe worry about the optics of your candidates wanting to police Muslim neighborhoods???

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:05:30am

re: #236 Tigger2

Okay, once again I am confused.

Why would false flagging an attack in Brussels make any sense if your ultimate goal was to somehow change the course of events in the United States?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:06:15am

Birds are busy building nests.
I put out a huge pile of dog hair this morning and it’s almost gone.
Good thing there’s a never ending supply of that…

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:06:39am

re: #239 Jenner7

Maybe worry about the optics of your candidates wanting to police Muslim neighborhoods???

I thought the best way to respond to terrorist attacks was to continue doing what we were doing, such as shopping.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:06:49am

re: #239 Jenner7

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Maybe worry about the optics of your candidates wanting to police Muslim neighborhoods???

LOL, back in the time of GWB they would have been demanding Bush go to the game because if he didn’t it would mean that “the terrorists have won”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:06:58am

re: #240 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay, once again I am confused.

Why would false flagging an attack in Brussels make any sense if your ultimate goal was to somehow change the course of events in the United States?

Because your ultimate goal is to generate clicks and ratings…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:07:53am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Because your ultimate goal is to generate clicks and ratings…

And that’s why I never fall for conspiracy theories, I’m just too darned logical. :P

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:08:52am

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

And they did - He went to game at Yankee stadium amid huge security concerns, and was cocooned in body armor. That was a security event unlike even most Super Bowls which are regarded as national security events.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:09:02am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:09:19am

re: #246 lawhawk

And they did - He went to game at Yankee stadium amid huge security concerns, and was cocooned in body armor. That was a security event unlike even most Super Bowls which are regarded as national security events.

I remember that. Snipers on the roofs and everything.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:10:44am

re: #233 Shiplord Kirel

It is time to grow up and realize that the entire Washington DC establishment both Democrats and most Republicans are ISIS supporters.

Oh, that’s what it means to grow up, does it?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:12:32am

re: #236 Tigger2

So it wasn’t Muslims!!!!!

/

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:12:38am

re: #239 Jenner7

Whether it’s Cuba or not, not good @POTUS going to baseball game today. World’s grieving, standing in solidarity w/Brussels. Optics matter.
— Ana Navarro

Matter for what?

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:13:27am

So, saying it was beautiful 20 years ago and now it’s not…….is predicting terror attacks.

Alrighty then.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:13:49am

re: #250 GlutenFreeJesus

So it wasn’t Muslims!!!!!

/

If it was Obama, then it was Muslims!!!

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:16:35am

re: #250 GlutenFreeJesus

So it wasn’t Muslims!!!!!

/

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:16:46am

re: #239 Jenner7

Whether it’s Cuba or not, not good @POTUS going to baseball game today. World’s grieving, standing in solidarity w/Brussels. Optics matter.

Do I get in trouble for saying that I am not “grieving”?

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:18:50am

re: #48 Jenner7

He’s such a disgusting piece of shit.

One of my co-workers had a sister in law at the airport getting ready for a college trip to Poland. His SIL was wounded in the leg, and one of her classmates standing near her was more seriously hurt.

My co-worker is a black guy from the Congo, by the way… His wife is Belgian. He’s the kind of guy Trump would deport. Despite nearly losing a relative this morning, he’s said today that living in fear is what the terrorists want, and we shouldn’t give in.

All I’ll say is, these terrorist cocksuckers keep attacking the wrong places.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:19:21am

re: #255 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for saying that I am not “grieving”?

You should be frothing at the mouth and demanding revenge in the form of carpet bombing.

/

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:19:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:22:54am

re: #258 wrenchwench

President Obama’s daughter Malia translated for her dad on #Cuba trip

what an awesome First Family

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:24:20am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

what an awesome First Family

Malia 2050!

/I don’t even know whether that is an election year.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:24:52am

re: #260 wrenchwench

Malia 2050!

/I don’t even know whether that is an election year.

Nope, but 2052 is.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:24:59am
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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:25:18am

re: #260 wrenchwench

Malia 2050!

/I don’t even know whether that is an election year.

2048 or 2052 ;-)

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lizardofid  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:25:23am

re: #258 wrenchwench

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That will make me smile all day. And frankly, I needed sumpin.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:26:22am

re: #215 Tigger2

To her I say, no, it’s not the President’s job, you silly twit. He’s not your Daddy. Law enforcement, intelligence, and the military do the protecting.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:27:40am
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Franklin  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:28:10am

re: #260 wrenchwench

Malia 2050!

/I don’t even know whether that is an election year.

Why wait so long, she’ll be 38 in 2036!

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:29:08am

re: #267 Franklin

Why wait so long, she’ll be 38 in 2036!

I had planned a day free of math. And looking up her birthday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:29:09am

re: #267 Franklin

Why wait so long, she’ll be 38 in 2036!

Give her some time to establish her political career….

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:29:36am

re: #267 Franklin

Why wait so long, she’ll be 38 in 2036!

Her first term as Moon Governor won’t end until 2040 and she may decide to run again.

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geosherman  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:31:11am

PS/fzlt+izCsntzcXvCPMyV61GmP9gpsRTRGV2crvpil0AWxrqA9NdO8Hl5oxsgj8q62Ank0e7X2ES25xmXp8L4+wBwyzEmxilkWkNCC1DDShv9DRWVaBOKhXEW2eyslvYckVRuQGFUVL5yG5ni7pAJbTU1S2y/eIi5ZBwfy6fTQCE4unl+Vev2aGkid2Sykl3mPMl0i1mrN5hTO42E++kK2epcOY1d+GLf42kxFfQM6aWXuLhbAROpN8R7yzKVutUJEgGWRVJis6srf5kauEJ3RmxU8OAGGpyyni7O5/Fnl1pciKAewNU/sv1/tD71Ps9YcL0lsY05tLBE9veR52h0Cg3a+KB0Axw9qG7+H5S2RhyoT4Tf195V+mNA7GvM1MxOxIGfI63cTtsIvaQeFwG9VwDlJeH0yiBkO8Agvuu8PfBiAS++PZm2gOAWSGrXf4+UUW214RHaQcS8uL1qraOxGIzTKV1IQ

re: #68 calochortus

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:32:34am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:35:07am

re: #236 Tigger2

Trump media ally Alex Jones calls Brussels attacks “the ultimate false flag” t.co pic.twitter.com
— Media Matters (@mmfa) March 22, 2016

In right-wing world, everything is a false flag. There is no crime or wrongdoing on this planet without the gummit involvement. But, considering the attacks were perpetrated by Muslims and any backlash would be fall on Muslims, why would Jones be upset as such a “false flag”?

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:35:17am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:36:55am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

And if Obama immediately returned to the White House, the republicans and media would claim, i) he’s acting weak and giving into the will of the terrorists, and ii) he’s trying to make this event about himself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:37:36am

re: #274 Charles Johnson

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I saw his tweet earlier today and have been amusing myself ever since with figuring out what a “tourist trio in Cuba” might be.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:37:38am

re: #272 Charles Johnson

They can’t yell “N*GGER!” so they do the next best thing, and in the age of social media, it doesn’t matter what Obama does or doesn’t do… If it comes through the right-wing nooz feeds, enough people will believe it, no matter what.

It’s the .99-cent burger of the McRage restaurant: It looks like red meat, but it costs next to nothing, nobody looks at the ingredients, and it keeps the idiot customers fed.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:38:03am

re: #258 wrenchwench

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If she is that fluent in Spanish at that age, wow.

I took two years of Spanish in high school, and a semester in college, and I probably couldn’t introduce myself today to someone.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:38:52am

re: #278 Timothy Watson

Yo soy loco por los Cornballs.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:38:56am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:39:09am

AIPAC to Trump: ‘We take great offense’

“The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Tuesday blasted Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump over his remarks criticizing President Obama during a speech at an AIPAC conference.

“We say unequivocally that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks, and we take great offense to those that are levied against the United States of America from our stage,” said AIPAC president Lillian Pinkus said on Tuesday in a written statement at the conference, according to Politico. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the president of the United States and our president, Barack Obama.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:39:10am
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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:39:24am

re: #278 Timothy Watson

If she is that fluent in Spanish at that age, wow.

I took two years of Spanish in high school, and a semester in college, and I probably couldn’t introduce myself today to someone.

I wonder if she did immersion in school. I have my issues with language immersion, but if done right (as it certainly would be for a precocious daughter of the first family) it can have wonderful results.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:39:56am
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:40:36am

“OBAMA DID NUFFIN!”

“Actually, he was in Brussels. He personally administered CPR to the victims, drove their ambulance to the hospital, then boarded an MH-60 cradling a SAW and covered with bandoliers of ammo to personally lead an attack on the terrorists. He’s leading a squad of Navy Seals into their hideout at this moment.”

“HE’S NOT DOING ENOUGH! WHAT A WEAK AFFIRMITIVE ACTION DUMMYCRAT!!”

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:45:55am
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:46:38am
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:51:34am
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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2016 • 10:57:53am

re: #281 Dr. Matt

AIPAC to Trump: ‘We take great offense’

Who could have guessed that a fair bit of support for Israel in general, and support for AIPAC in particular, is nothing more than political opportunism?

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:01:37am

Representative Ted Poe (R-TX of course): Our Strategy Against ISIS Is a Complete Failure

“Today’s bombings illustrate that ISIS still maintains operational networks in Europe capable of carrying out attacks in the capital of the European Union even as security services are on high alert,” said Poe, who is also a member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.

“It is clear that our current strategy against ISIS - which has allowed the terrorist organization to retain a haven from which to plan and launch attacks for nearly two years - is a complete failure and needs to be reassessed.

Good thing this charlatan wasn’t around in 1945:
“Today’s kamikaze attacks illustrate that Imperial Japan still maintains operational forces in the Pacific capable of carrying out attacks against our forces. It is clear that our current strategy against Japan-which has allowed the imperial regime to retain a haven from which to plan and launch attacks for over three years- is a complete failure and needs to be reassessed.”

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:03:20am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel

Representative Ted Poe (R-TX of course): Our Strategy Against ISIS Is a Complete Failure

Good thing this charlatan wasn’t around in 1945:
“Today’s kamikaze attacks illustrate that Imperial Japan still maintains operational forces in the Pacific capable of carrying out attacks against our forces. It is clear that our current strategy against Japan-which has allowed the imperial regime to retain a haven from which to plan and launch attacks for over three years- is a complete failure and needs to be reassessed.”

Clearly, we need better funding for the Department of Precrime.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:03:51am

DUCK AND COVER!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:05:15am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:05:57am

re: #176 Tigger2

Would it be stupid to think this could be a possibility in the future if not now on a certain scale.. The Terrorist sure wouldn’t want anyone to take their right to buy weapons away from them. Hate to get into the conspiracy realm. Just asking. And I don’t mean through Grover Norquist I mean through their membership.

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It would be irresponsible not to ask if ISIS has infiltrated the NRA.

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:06:07am

re: #292 Lidane

DUCK AND COVER!

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What’s even scarier is we have Trump supporters in all 50 states.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:06:22am

SMOTI is so angry, he could stroke out and die. He should delete his account, for his own health.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:08:44am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I’m in Dearborn every day.

Do you have to don a Burqa to get past the sharia patrols?//

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:09:22am

Uh Baby Whiplash, it already is you fucking choad.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:09:56am

Somebody tweet Baby Whiplash that photo of Dylann Roof.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:10:18am
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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:11:09am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

SMOTI is so angry, he could stroke out and die. He should delete his account, for his own health.

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:11:10am

re: #278 Timothy Watson

If she is that fluent in Spanish at that age, wow.

I took two years of Spanish in high school, and a semester in college, and I probably couldn’t introduce myself today to someone.

I took Spanish 1 in jr. high, high school, college, and again post-college (I joined Mr. w’s class when he went to college). The small children around here, ALL of whom are bilingual, laugh at me when I’m trying to speak it and they’re trying to help me.

My brother in Colombia had to admit that his 4 year old daughter had better grammar in Spanish than he does (and he teaches at a university, in Spanish).

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nines09  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:12:15am

Definitely Not Safe For Work, but all too true.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:13:29am
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:13:43am

The RWNJ freakout thus far today has been utterly embarrassing.

Meaningless demands of the President. Bragging about how ‘right’ they were about terror attacks. Calls for ethnic profiling. Howls for revenge, even though we were not directly attacked.

And as far as I can tell, not a single expression of sympathy toward the victims.

Thank dog none of these clowns are in any position to make a decision.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:13:45am

re: #292 Lidane

DUCK AND COVER!

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They’re recycling their ebola bullshit.

Old man rant: Why in hell are so many of my fellow seniors so fearful? They seem to be afraid of their own shadows most of the time. Fox News leads them around by a ring in their noses, to be sure, but they have to be susceptible in the first place. They flatly refuse to believe, for example, that we are bombing Daesh every single fucking day or that the crime rate here at home is barely half what it was in 1980. Relax, people, it isn’t nearly as scary as it was when we were young: hundreds of dead a week in Vietnam; brutal, out of control cops everywhere; hair-trigger nuclear standoff with the Soviets; large blocs of the population not allowed to vote. It must be some secret brain rotting chemical in Geritol (which I don’t use) or subliminal crazy messages in Bonanza re-runs (which I don’t watch).

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:13:59am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:14:08am

re: #203 Joe Bacon

I want that TexAssHole to explain just how he is going to do that in the section of Los Angeles where I live. It’s an area with a large mix of Muslim, Hindu, Sikhs, Buddhists among others. Why we even have some Zoroastrians here. Now how is that TexAssHole going to “step up patrols” OR does he want to segregate Muslims in the same manner Japanese were during World War 2??????

Not necessary, just ask them to sew green crescents on their clothes so that Americans know to be on guard.//

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:14:43am

re: #14 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yep. About 90 people in America will die in the next 24 hours from firearms.

Yet somehow an unusual, if effective, terrorist attack across the ocean represents a bigger threat.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:14:52am

On point as always:

Facebook Post

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Mike Lamb  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:15:17am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel

Representative Ted Poe (R-TX of course): Our Strategy Against ISIS Is a Complete Failure

Good thing this charlatan wasn’t around in 1945:
“Today’s kamikaze attacks illustrate that Imperial Japan still maintains operational forces in the Pacific capable of carrying out attacks against our forces. It is clear that our current strategy against Japan-which has allowed the imperial regime to retain a haven from which to plan and launch attacks for over three years- is a complete failure and needs to be reassessed.”

We should be bombing Europe!! 1,000 lbs of ordinance for every person killed, right DF?

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Mike Lamb  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:17:48am

re: #311 Mike Lamb

We should be bombing Europe!! 1,000 lbs of ordinance for every person killed, right DF?

And just to be clear—Shiplord, I wasn’t confusing you with DF—just riffing off DF’s nonsense upthread.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:20:21am

Is “Mr. Constitution” Ted Cruz talking about warrantless searches?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:21:06am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

UNREAL=> ISIS Murders 34 in Brussels - Obama Goes to Baseball Game t.co via @gatewaypundit
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) March 22, 2016.


UNREAL!!!

The fake outrage is actually pretty amusing…..slightly.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:22:09am

Man, I love this Image Library thingy that I wrote. So amazingly handy and quick to find an image by searching for a tag or filename. It’s now my main tool for cataloging images for LGF and Twitter.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:22:55am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel

They’re recycling their ebola bullshit.

Old man rant: Why in hell are so many of my fellow seniors so fearful? They seem to be afraid of their own shadows most of the time. Fox News leads them around by a ring in their noses, to be sure, but they have to be susceptible in the first place. They flatly refuse to believe, for example, that we are bombing Daesh every single fucking day or that the crime rate here at home is barely half what it was in 1980. Relax, people, it isn’t nearly as scary as it was when we were young: hundreds of dead a week in Vietnam; brutal, out of control cops everywhere; hair-trigger nuclear standoff with the Soviets; large blocs of the population not allowed to vote. It must be some secret brain rotting chemical in Geritol (which I don’t use) or subliminal crazy messages in Bonanza re-runs (which I don’t watch).

Some people want to be scared, Shiplord.

And when they find a source that will scare them like they want to be scared (enter Fox News), they tune out everything else - any resource that could put their minds at ease becomes suspect, because they got their scared on and any facts to the contrary are just trying to lull them into a false sense of security.

I’m starting to believe that for some people, fear is a drug far superior in its rush to heroin or cocaine or meth or crack or anything. Because people who become hooked on it never, ever want to give it up.

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TedStriker  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:23:47am

re: #55 Lidane

IT WILL SHOW THAT OBUMMER IS SERIOUS ABOUT THE ATTACKS!

That’s seriously what I’m seeing from people. It’s like they can’t understand that the President travels with a complete White House setup enabling him to still function as POTUS and still do things while outside the White House.

Oh, they know, especially after how many times W went to Crawford and such…they just can’t resist getting their Obama hate on.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:24:05am

Conservatives not especially outraged.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:24:14am
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Jay C  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:24:56am

re: #261 Belafon

Nope, but 2052 is.

And she’ll still only be 54: perfect age to get elected….

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:25:59am

re: #319 Charles Johnson

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You notice how he works in
I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN STOP TERRORISM!! TRUST ME, I WILL STOP IT!! IT WILL BE SO STOPPED YOUR HEAD WILL SPIN!!! BELIEVE ME!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:26:54am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:27:35am

re: #231 freetoken

538 tries real hard to show that Trump isn’t going to make it to 1237:

fivethirtyeight.com

Actually, I think the important take there is that even if he falls a couple of dozen delegates short at the end of the primary season, he can still win the nomination by picking up some of the uncommitted delegates.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:30:46am

re: #323 Big Beautiful Door

Actually, I think the important take there is that even if he falls a couple of dozen delegates short at the end of the primary season, he can still win the nomination by picking up some of the uncommitted delegates.

And that the will-he-or-won’t-he is going to take us all the way into June. Barring something crazy happening, this roiling shitshow will not be quieting down until, really, the convention. To the extent they ever would, fee-fees are not going to have a chance to calm down and make nice, not even in the sense they did in 2008 on the Dem side, where Clinton was still running but the writing on the wall was in permanent ink.

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Jay C  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:31:06am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

#FDNY confirms there appears to be a fire in the ductwork of a restaurant at Grand Central Station
2:17 PM - 22 Mar 2016

“APPEARS” to be a restaurant grease fire?? FALSE FLAG!! IT’S ISIS!11!!
ISIS!!! WE’RE DOOMED!1!!1 DOOMED!!!!! AND IT’S ALL OBAMA’S FAULT!!1!!1!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:31:22am

re: #310 Lidane

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:32:14am

re: #313 jaunte

More like, Why bother to search? Flatten ‘em. It’s the only way to be sure.

Plus it’s fun to watch our victims, I mean enemies, plead for their lives before we kill ‘em.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:32:40am

re: #304 Charles Johnson

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Testy Toad T  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:32:57am

re: #325 Jay C

“APPEARS” to be a restaurant grease fire?? FALSE FLAG!! IT’S ISIS!11!!
ISIS!!! WE’RE DOOMED!1!!1 DOOMED!!!!! AND IT’S ALL OBAMA’S FAULT!!1!!1!!

If only American restaurants had committed to using exclusively pork fat, this never would have happened. /////

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:33:46am

re: #240 Eclectic Cyborg

Okay, once again I am confused.

Why would false flagging an attack in Brussels make any sense if your ultimate goal was to somehow change the course of events in the United States?

Its Alex Jones, it doesn’t have to make any sense.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:37:15am

Fuck these people. (Yeah—I want Ted Cruz and his band of merry misanthropes in charge—ugh)

Cruz Adviser: Joe McCarthy Was Right!

Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who absolutely was spot-on in just about everything he said about the levels of infiltration,” she said

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:37:19am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s the falafel restaurant, right?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:37:24am

re: #261 Belafon

Nope, but 2052 is.

Heck she could run in 2040; I might still be alive then!

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:37:26am

re: #316 makeitstop

I’m starting to believe that for some people, fear is a drug far superior in its rush to heroin or cocaine or meth or crack or anything. Because people who become hooked on it never, ever want to give it up.

Fear, and its close cousins anger and hatred, are drugs. They release exactly the same chemicals into the body as crack cocaine.

Crackheads aren’t known for rational thought and are known for sudden bursts of aggressive, even violent, behaviour. So are rageaholics.

I know. I am a rageaholic although I’ve been ‘dry’ for decades now.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:37:58am
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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:38:01am

Ted Cruz just named Phil Gramm his economic advisor.

The distinguishing feature of Gramm’s career in public service is hostility to regulation in almost every form. “Gramm, with his Southerner’s mistrust of big government, believes that markets, left to their own devices, eventually will find the most efficient way of bringing together buyers and sellers,” wrote former Securities and Exchange Chairman Arthur Levitt in his memoir, “Take on the Street.” “‘Unless the waters are crimson with the blood of investors,’ he exclaimed in one meeting, with a finger in my chest, ‘I don’t want you embarking on any regulatory flights of fancy.’”

latimes.com

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Tigger2  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:40:01am

re: #335 Lidane

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:40:10am

re: #335 Lidane

He left out the LGBT part of the alliance.

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:40:20am
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:41:10am
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:41:13am

re: #336 Skip Intro

Ted Cruz just named Phil Gramm his economic advisor.

latimes.com

Soylent Green is people!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:42:18am

re: #340 Kragar

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She wants to be Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:43:02am

So wait, was the mistake that they gave the money to the wrong organization or that they typed the name wrong? Because why would a charitable foundation be donating to Pam Bondi’s political committee? Hmmm. Oh—here’s why:

The foundation’s donation was made while Bondi considered pursuing fraud violations related to Trump University. She never did. Bondi also endorsed Trump for the presidency earlier this month.

Scumbag liars.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:43:48am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:47:41am

Berniebro outreach reaching new depths in Mr. Weeks’ timeline.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:47:50am

re: #342 The Vicious Babushka

She wants to be Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.

Her pitch will be: I’m not a judge (or a lawyer, or a sentient human being) but I played one on tv.

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:49:06am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:50:21am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:50:31am

re: #320 Jay C

And she’ll still only be 54: perfect age to get elected….

The amazing thing is that Obama is 54 now in the final year of his second term.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:51:14am
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:51:36am

We do name white supremacist terrorists white supremacist terrorists, since they are inspired by the white supremacist ideology.
Islamic terrorists are inspired by their version of Islam, just as Jewish terrorists are inspired by their version of Judaism and Christian terrorists are inspired by their version of Christianity.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:53:16am

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel

They’re recycling their ebola bullshit.

Old man rant: Why in hell are so many of my fellow seniors so fearful? They seem to be afraid of their own shadows most of the time. Fox News leads them around by a ring in their noses, to be sure, but they have to be susceptible in the first place. They flatly refuse to believe, for example, that we are bombing Daesh every single fucking day or that the crime rate here at home is barely half what it was in 1980. Relax, people, it isn’t nearly as scary as it was when we were young: hundreds of dead a week in Vietnam; brutal, out of control cops everywhere; hair-trigger nuclear standoff with the Soviets; large blocs of the population not allowed to vote. It must be some secret brain rotting chemical in Geritol (which I don’t use) or subliminal crazy messages in Bonanza re-runs (which I don’t watch).

Now aren’t you glad Twitter lets you post a screenshot of a whole paragraph?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:53:42am

re: #340 Kragar

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Unreal.

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Ian G.  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:54:35am

re: #292 Lidane

DUCK AND COVER!

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The Wyoming chapter of ISIS probably goes hiking in Yellowstone in between planning ways to put Jackson Hole under Sharia.

Christ, these people need to start mainlining valium before they hurt themselves.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:54:41am

We are fucked.

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Ian G.  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:56:10am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I’m in Dearborn every day.

Isn’t Ford headquartered in Dearborn? It must be news to Ford’s employees that they’re banned from going to work every day.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:57:01am

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Belgium is our ally. When Daesh murders our ally’s civilians we should blast the Hell out of them for it.

BBL

Turkey is our ally too, and is a NATO member just like Belgium. 35 people were killed by a car bomb in Ankara a little over a week ago, 4 were killed in Istanbul market on Sunday, including three Israelis. Those deaths barely even registered on the American news radar, and nobody felt the need to upend Obama’s schedule over them.

It would be nice if Republicans stopped cynically dry humping corpses for political gains, and when those corpses are more likely to be white and have died in the “West.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:57:02am

re: #324 Testy Toad T

And that the will-he-or-won’t-he is going to take us all the way into June. Barring something crazy happening, this roiling shitshow will not be quieting down until, really, the convention. To the extent they ever would, fee-fees are not going to have a chance to calm down and make nice, not even in the sense they did in 2008 on the Dem side, where Clinton was still running but the writing on the wall was in permanent ink.

Large segments of the GOP aren’t going to embrace Trumpism no matter how much time they have because they recognize that makes the GOP a white nationalist party instead of a conservative one. As I said last year, if Trump is the GOP nominee the GOP will be the first electorally significant fascist party in US history.

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Jenner7  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:57:07am

Wouldn’t this be the first thing you say and not 7 hours later? Ugh, this guy.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:57:43am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:57:51am

re: #356 Ian G.

Isn’t Ford headquartered in Dearborn? It must be news to Ford’s employees that they’re banned from going to work every day.

LOL yep.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:58:34am

re: #355 The Vicious Babushka

We are fucked.

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The Syrian conflict started in part due to prolonged drought and farmers gathering to seek relief, but to suggest that climate change has any negative impact on human behavior to conservatives (and I know some understand) is somehow to be in league with forces of tyranny.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:59:46am

re: #350 The Vicious Babushka

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Upding for Pigmeat!

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2016 • 11:59:47am

re: #359 Jenner7

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Wouldn’t this be the first thing you say and not 7 hours later? Ugh, this guy.

Yeah, ugh, this guy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:00:24pm

re: #362 Barefoot Grin

The Syrian conflict started in part due to prolonged drought and farmers gathering to seek relief, but to suggest that climate change has any negative impact on human behavior to conservatives (and I know some understand) is somehow to be in league with forces of tyranny.

I don’t even know what a regular citizen can even do. I mean other than not voting for insane people.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:01:55pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:04:02pm

re: #356 Ian G.

Isn’t Ford headquartered in Dearborn? It must be news to Ford’s employees that they’re banned from going to work every day.

They must have been required to convert to Islam.//

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:04:06pm

re: #288 Kragar

The president must return home immediately and get to work with our allies to respond with strength against the enemies of the west.
— John Kasich

In an election year? No, the American people deserve to have a voice and a vote on this strategerizing with allies.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:05:44pm
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:06:04pm

As much as I support Hillary, this piece seems to be right:

Hillary Clinton gets to Donald Trump’s right on Israel

Bernie’s stance on this issue made more sense to me.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:07:11pm
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:07:14pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:07:15pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

HillaryforPrison2016 (@trumps_cock)

Now this is someone we should rely on for all our political information.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:07:21pm

re: #271 geosherman

The link to your photo didn’t work so I didn’t see it. :(
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so no, there aren’t any C. weedii up here, but there are calochortus of one sort and another all over CA.

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:08:11pm

The modesty of Donald Trump.

I am the most successful person ever to run for president. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me. I have the best words. I am the most fabulous whiner.

I am the best builder. Nobody builds walls better than me. I build the best product. Nobody can build a wall like Trump. I’ve always had people say, “Donald, you have the most beautiful hands.” I have the steadiest hands. I have a very good brain.

Somebody made the statement that Donald Trump has built or owns the greatest collection of golf courses, ever, in the history of golf. And I believe that is 100 percent true. I have the best courses in the world.

I went to one of the best schools.

On trade, there’s nobody more conservative than me. I’m the most conservative when it comes to military, when it comes to the border, when it comes to security, when it comes to illegal immigration: all of these things. I think I’m the most conservative person there is. I am the only one who can fix our southern border. There is nobody more against Obamacare than me.

I could fix TV talk shows that are doing poorly. There is tremendous talent out there waiting to be tapped, and nobody sees it!

I am the worst thing that ever happened to ISIS.

I will be the greatest jobs president God ever created. Nobody knows jobs like I do. I will create jobs like no one else.

Nobody has more respect for women than I do.

No one has done more for people with disabilities than me.

I will help the veterans like no one else.

No one has done so much for equality as I have.

I am the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton. I am Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare.

Nobody understands politicians like I do.

I am more presidential than anybody, other than the great Abe Lincoln.

Nobody is more pro-Israel than I am. Nobody but Donald Trump will save Israel. I have studied this issue in great detail — I would say actually greater by far than anybody else. I am the most militaristic person on that stage.

I have proven to be far more correct about terrorism than anybody. It’s not even close.

My primary consultant is myself.

I am the least racist person you will ever meet.

Nobody reads the Bible more than me.

I am very modest. I am the most humble celebrity.

I’m treated very unfairly.

I am the only one who can make America truly great again.

I am the worst thing that ever happened to the establishment.

I am the best to win the general election.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

huffingtonpost.com

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:08:34pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

wow, what a fucking idiot.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:11:08pm
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:12:28pm

re: #288 Kragar

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:14:47pm

re: #369 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Welp, that activated the Automatic Block Function.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:15:04pm

Shit I’m in full screen mode. How do I get out of that?

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:15:35pm

A good example of the seriousness with which elements of the gun culture treat the whole subject of lethal weaponry:
How Many Fire Extinguishers Will A 500 S&W Magnum Go Through?
(charged fire extinguishers, btw)
How many charged fire extenguishers will a 500 S&W Magnum go through?
Still, this might be useful if it encourages the RWNJ/militia types in their delusion that small arms will “knock an APC over on its side” or penetrate tank armor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:15:41pm

Going to need Sergey to translate the linked tweets.

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withak  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:16:08pm

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

Shit I’m in full screen mode. How do I get out of that?

Chrome? F11

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:16:52pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:17:12pm

re: #383 withak

Chrome? F11

Thanks.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:17:31pm

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

Shit I’m in full screen mode. How do I get out of that?

Hit the escape button

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:18:24pm

re: #386 Big Beautiful Door

Hit the escape button

IT DIDN’T HELP!! I COULD NOT ESCAPE!!
I tried F11.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:19:01pm

re: #387 The Vicious Babushka

IT DIDN’T HELP!! I COULD NOT ESCAPE!!
I tried F11.

Reboot!!! Reboot now, before its tooo late!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:19:37pm

Wow very leadership such Presidential

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:20:07pm

re: #365 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t even know what a regular citizen can even do. I mean other than not voting for insane people.

I hear ya. I try to simplify, but in truth I’m driving my kids all over creation for school and sports stuff.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:20:26pm

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

It refers to this posting:

Facebook Post

Франция никак серьезно не поменяла свою политику после серии терактов в Париже. И Бельгия никак не поменяет. Думаю, уже в этом году ИГИЛ проведет еще серию терактов в какой то европейской столице. Наиболее вероятно, увы, Берлин. Россия и Германия должны срочно наладить сотрудничество для предотвращения терактов в Берлине, чтобы не допустить их.

“France hasn’t seriously changed its policy in any way after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. And Belgium hasn’t managed to change it too. I think this year ISIS will conduct another series of terrorist attacks in some European capital. Most likely, alas, in Berlin. Russia and Germany urgently need to cooperate in order to prevent terrorist attacks in Berlin in order to prevent them. [sic]”

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:20:44pm

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

That sounds like a threat.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:21:00pm

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Wow very leadership such Presidential

Well, we did arrest the ones in Oregon. It’s a start.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:21:29pm

re: #391 Nyet

thanks!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:21:58pm

re: #391 Nyet

That guy go FOAD.

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:22:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:22:26pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:22:38pm

re: #375 Skip Intro

The modesty of Donald Trump.

huffingtonpost.com

I AM THE MOST MODEST PERSON EVER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. BELIEVE ME! I AM SO MODEST AND SUCCESSFUL!

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:23:53pm

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

Appeasement! Chamberlain!!1

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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:25:23pm

re: #392 Ziggy_TARDIS

That sounds like a threat.

Especially since there is circumstantial evidence that something is up between Daesh and Russia. Could be as simple as Russia avoiding to taking them head on, admittedly, but still, I from time to time hear people suspect that there is more than meets the eye here.

re: #391 Nyet

It refers to this posting:

[Embedded content]

“France hasn’t seriously changed its policy in any way after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. And Belgium hasn’t managed to change it too. I think this year ISIS will conduct another series of terrorist attacks in some European capital. Most likely, alas, in Berlin. Russia and Germany urgently need to cooperate in order to prevent terrorist attacks in Berlin in order to prevent them. [sic]”

Could be an overt threat. Or clumsy attempt at trying to score political points.

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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:25:54pm

re: #395 Ziggy_TARDIS

That guy go FOAD.

Yeah, threatening Sweden and Finland with WWIII if they join NATO. On video.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:26:31pm

Ted Cruz Furious With Syrian Refugee Babies For Attacking Brussels Like That

“…Cruz explained, in his fearmongering racist bullshit way, that we cain’t never be sure we ain’t bringin’ in “radical Islamic terrorists,” even though our actual vetting process (as opposed to the one in Cruz’s tiny shitwaffle brain) takes two years, and also none of the Syrian refugees we’ve admitted since 9/11 have had to be deported even a little bit from America for being terrorists.”

wonkette.com

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:30:12pm

re: #403 jaunte

Ted Cruz Furious With Syrian Refugee Babies For Attacking Brussels Like That

wonkette.com

Yep, I’m more worried about the Canadian born children of Dominionists.

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Great White Snark  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:30:15pm

re: #378 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:30:24pm

re: #401 Teukka

The latter.

Though I understand that this answer may not be good enough for the conspiracy-minded.

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:33:17pm

re: #399 wrenchwench

[Safe!]

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gocart mozart  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:34:07pm

When asked about why we should trust him to combat terrorism, Donald Trump said:

Here’s my hands. Now I have my hands, I hear, on the New Yorker, a picture of my hands….A hand with little fingers coming out of a stem. Like, little. Look at my hands. They’re fine…My hands are fine. You know, my hands are normal. Slightly large, actually. In fact, I buy a slightly smaller than large glove, okay?

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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:38:30pm
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:38:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:39:34pm

This guy never stops pumping out the right wing propaganda. It’s all he does every day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:39:55pm
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Teukka  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:40:34pm

re: #406 Nyet

The latter.

Though I understand that this answer may not be good enough for the conspiracy-minded.

I lean towards that mysef. But there are some interesting coincidences (in that specific sense of the word) in Russia vs. Daeshbags.

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freetoken  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:41:20pm

Cruz’s statement is an example of why even if Drumpfskind doesn’t get the official nomination Drumpfskind has poisoned our well of public discourse.

Whoever is the GOP nominee will need the Drumpfmenschen as part of their election strategy, and thus the nominee will pick up the Drumpfwörters and spew them as his own.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:43:53pm

re: #411 Charles Johnson

This guy never stops pumping out the right wing propaganda. It’s all he does every day.

There’s a Ben Shapiro Show? And there are episodes?

/

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:44:14pm
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Kragar  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:47:36pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:47:56pm

re: #401 Teukka

Especially since there is circumstantial evidence that something is up between Daesh and Russia. Could be as simple as Russia avoiding to taking them head on, admittedly, but still, I from time to time hear people suspect that there is more than meets the eye here.

Could be an overt threat. Or clumsy attempt at trying to score political points.

Wouldn’t be surprising. Assad enabled Daesh as part of his war strategy.

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Lidane  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:49:17pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:49:22pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:50:25pm

re: #408 gocart mozart

When asked about why we should trust him to combat terrorism, Donald Trump said:

There, that’s reassuring, isn’t it?

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:50:27pm

If they can do it in ‘The Crosses’ (translation of ‘Las Cruces’), it can be done anywhere.

[…]

Many who participated walked away with a much different perspective on the Islamic faith.

“What I learned here today that I did not understand at all about Islam or the Muslims is that they really respect all nations, and believe that it’s OK to have many religions,” said Carol Peterson, a participant from Peace Lutheran, speaking after the February event. “They believe that basically there’s one God. I was under the impression that Muslims wanted all of us to be one, wanted us to be like they are. But they respect us. I didn’t know that, and that blew my mind — because I thought that was the purpose of all this turmoil in our world. I thought they wanted us to become Muslim.”

[…]

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 12:51:33pm

re: #422 wrenchwench

If they can do it in ‘The Crosses’ (translation of ‘Las Cruces’), it can be done anywhere.

Where I went to grad school—NMSU.

Love that place.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:03:37pm

re: #378 lawhawk

*peeks out of bunker* I see the fire hose of derp hasn’t abated.

Enemies of the West? So then why are Muslims the ones mostly getting killed by them? I know, I know—logic doesn’t matter.

*hunkers back down and slams bunker door shut*

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Great White Snark  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:03:39pm

re: #422 wrenchwench

You may want to see this
The bike that breaks all the rules

the anti UCI bike

The FUCI
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No Country For Old Haters  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:05:25pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:06:35pm

re: #426 No Country For Old Haters

[Embedded content]

In contrast, the country as a whole now approves of his job performance.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:07:39pm

re: #271 geosherman

I didn’t realize we were getting email notifications of private comments, so I’ll copy my earlier response here just to be sure you see it.

u3OYi5cEFFrngBa437pekv3GsbEC5rM0JrzkRkN3cu3AqhnMhFMHpZC30vHAeF5Sj6KE0KU7c6tKRNg9gJ2WPR0VBJ4Y+m0yqDHhKHY/X//tuWffiFVWAAUXlxLBUQ0ZXwLRFOTSjIMzIioRGYqKNrvG8t9DGLuE3AtjqumJDX7BWgtFUrcKRYk3OCgmNtpR8422NZnUwCdBAR6YfLxs7pg5kSJjccEFw8gZQyFlkB9dNkxmSLNzad0FQoZnyL+b0s5uKsrwz3sty26Pnd/2I2Y+L5T38sWsNG9yuGvimfu+wURVBcAcwARF5BCbGv3qibVBrsGEvwcdUbvvYADwaA==

Very cool feature, Charles! Thanks.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:08:07pm

re: #424 CuriousLurker

*peeks out of bunker* I see the fire hose of derp hasn’t abated.

Enemies of the West? So then why are Muslims the ones mostly getting killed by them? I know, I know—logic doesn’t matter.

*hunkers back down and slams bunker door shut*

So every time a terrorist bombs somewhere, the POTUS must drop whatever he’s doing, wherever he/she is, and abruptly change plans to accommodate the terrorists need for attention?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:09:09pm

re: #425 Great White Snark

You may want to see this
The bike that breaks all the rules

the anti UCI bike

[Embedded content]

Cool bike. Kind of annoying article to read.

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:09:10pm

re: #425 Great White Snark

You may want to see this
The bike that breaks all the rules

the anti UCI bike

[Embedded content]

One would think that innovation could come from bicycle racing but the UCI controls are too damn tight.

I was never a race fan until Lance told Katie Couric he had cancer. After that, I was a fan of Jeannie Longo. Both were busted for doping. Makes more sense to dope up the bike. But people with motors built in have been busted recently, too.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:09:10pm

re: #427 Big Beautiful Door

In contrast, the country as a whole now approves of his job performance.

Skewed!

/

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:10:21pm

And off to do stuff again. BBL

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FlowerPower  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:14:56pm

re: #429 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

So every time a terrorist bombs somewhere, the POTUS must drop whatever he’s doing, wherever he/she is, and abruptly change plans to accommodate the terrorists need for attention?

Apparently the only thing he should be doing is sitting in the Oval Office looking solemn, since he is literally doing everything else already.

Also, can we get a roll call on what the other heads of state are doing?

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wrenchwench  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:25:30pm

re: #434 FlowerPower

Welcome, hatchling. See you upstairs (next thread).

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Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:28:52pm

re: #419 Lidane

Full POTUS interview here:

[Embedded content]

It was good. He invoked the Red Sox playing after the Boston bombing.

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FlowerPower  Mar 22, 2016 • 1:33:38pm

re: #435 wrenchwench

Thanks! I’m always late to the party >_<

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geosherman  Mar 22, 2016 • 2:03:39pm

re: #374 calochortus
Thank you for satisfying my curiosity about your handle. Love this website.
We had a fire in 2013 and the next year we had so many Mariposa Lilies. The last couple of years - not quite as common.
My favorites are Star Tulip Inyo calochortus, Calochortus albus and Plummers Mariposa Lily. I am not sure how to make the links work but here is a link from Flickr that is supposed to be open to anyone.
flickr.com

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2016 • 6:21:52pm

re: #409 Kragar

You have GOT to be kidding me!

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MsJ  Mar 23, 2016 • 8:08:45am

re: #288 Kragar


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