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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:06:29pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:08:41pm

re: #1 goddamnedfrank

Is that the revolution we’ve been waiting for since the 1960s?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:13:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:13:54pm

Susan Sarandon back in the day:

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Decatur Deb  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:17:45pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Susan Sarandon back in the day:

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Dammit, Janet.

Youtube Video

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:19:45pm

Pardon me for being flip, but why should I care what Susan Sarandon thinks about politics?

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jaunte  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:20:38pm
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blueraven  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:20:41pm

re: #6 Blind Frog Belly White

Pardon me for being flip, but why should I care what Susan Sarandon thinks about politics?

You probably shouldn’t…however, she is the voice of many Bernie supporters.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:23:08pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Susan Sarandon back in the day:

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Thank you!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:24:11pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:24:19pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:24:29pm

Susan is this what you want?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:26:41pm
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Unabogie  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:28:26pm

re: #12 The Vicious Babushka

Susan is this what you want?

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Perfect.

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Jenner7  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:28:54pm

No link, just take my word for it.

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Great White Snark  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:30:16pm

Well he might not be in but gonna leave this tidbit for Teleski here. Surreal short ski film.

petapixel.com

Video

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Unabogie  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:31:43pm
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Great White Snark  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:32:13pm

re: #15 Jenner7

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:32:27pm

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

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Rachel Jackson was slut-shamed to death.

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Lidane  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:33:22pm

What could possibly go wrong?

Facebook Post

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:34:55pm

Trump wants to talk about gangs? How about he and his lawyers and “building managers”.

When Trump Was a Nightmare Landlord

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:38:16pm

re: #20 Lidane

What could possibly go wrong?

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Probably a much longer list than one of “Things that could go right”. It’s bad when you figure your convention was a stunning success if nobody is shot.

RBS

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:38:19pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Great White Snark  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:38:52pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:39:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:39:51pm
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BeachDem  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:40:38pm

Those Bentley “sex” tapes are the most boring things I’ve ever head. Don’t know why Rachel felt it was newsworthy to play the one she did tonight. Watching paint dry or conversing with a toilet paper roll would be more sexy.

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KGxvi  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:41:08pm

Let’s assume for a minute that Trump somehow manages to win the general election (I don’t see his path to 270 electoral votes, but let’s put that aside for the moment). What, potentially, would Congress look like? We would have to assume, I think, that Republicans held both the House and the Senate, correct? Would it be more Tea Party-y? Or less? Would Ryan and McConnell have any sort of control over their caucuses? And what happens if/when Trump does something that doesn’t sit well with this hypothetical Congress? How quickly do they turn on each other and how far does it go? I’m honestly curious about how to game this out

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:41:39pm

Of course there are international gangs. Chicago violence is driven by the Mexican cartel networks to drug distribution. A guy across the way from me in a quiet condo community was arrested when SWAT units showed up: he was receiving drugs brought to Canada from Mexico and then funneled through New Hampshire. Trump is absolutely right.

And he will do jack shit about it.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:41:53pm

re: #27 BeachDem

Those Bentley “sex” tapes are the most boring things I’ve ever head. Don’t know why Rachel felt it was newsworthy to play the one she did tonight. Watching paint dry or conversing with a toilet paper roll would be more sexy.

You have to be eating shrimp n’ grits while you listen.

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Lancelot Link  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:44:58pm

re: #29 Barefoot Grin

There have been “international gangs” in the United States for centuries.

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BeachDem  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:46:14pm

re: #30 Decatur Deb

You have to be eating shrimp n’ grits while you listen.

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:46:49pm

re: #31 Lancelot Link

There have been “international gangs” in the United States for centuries.

Started with the Freemasons.//

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Lidane  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:47:31pm

re: #15 Jenner7

He’s referencing a Breitbart story but not linking to it. I only know this because I’m taking a whirl around the GOP Facebook groups here in Texas and one of them has the story.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:48:30pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

White polenta.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:49:08pm
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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:50:52pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

My Cousin Vinny- Grits

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plansbandc  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:51:59pm

re: #12 The Vicious Babushka

Apparently.

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EPR-radar  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:54:12pm

re: #28 KGxvi

Let’s assume for a minute that Trump somehow manages to win the general election (I don’t see his path to 270 electoral votes, but let’s put that aside for the moment). What, potentially, would Congress look like? We would have to assume, I think, that Republicans held both the House and the Senate, correct? Would it be more Tea Party-y? Or less? Would Ryan and McConnell have any sort of control over their caucuses? And what happens if/when Trump does something that doesn’t sit well with this hypothetical Congress? How quickly do they turn on each other and how far does it go? I’m honestly curious about how to game this out

I think Trump and a GOP Congress would turn on each other almost immediately. On immigration, Trump would face significant resistance from the chamber of commerce types that are for open borders + second class status for workers to drive down wages.

It would be deeply ironic if the only thing stopping a GOP congress from impeaching and convicting Trump and his veep to install the GOP speaker of the House as president ended up being lack of a 2/3 GOP majority in the Senate.

Realistically, I’d be far more interested in seeing if I can flee the US than in the details of a Trump - GOP war with the Democrats having no power at the federal level.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:54:30pm

re: #31 Lancelot Link

There have been “international gangs” in the United States for centuries.

I know. I was trying to give a contemporary face to show that the Donald will be no more successful at eradication than at any other time in our history. They adapt as the market demands, and there is a more significant “national” element: Chicago gangs or the guy across the road from me.

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Lidane  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:56:25pm

re: #39 EPR-radar

Realistically, I’d be far more interested in seeing if I can flee the US than in the details of a Trump - GOP war with the Democrats having no power at the federal level.

If we end up with Trump as POTUS and a Republican congress, I’d be asking one of my Mexican relatives for a job and for help finding a place to stay.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:58:10pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This calls for a nice wad of chewing gum.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:59:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 28, 2016 • 6:59:58pm

The voice of privilege speaks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:01:40pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:03:04pm

re: #6 Blind Frog Belly White

Pardon me for being flip, but why should I care what Susan Sarandon thinks about politics?

I respect your opinions on politics.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:03:25pm
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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:04:17pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Whoever dies with the most retweets is still dead.

RBS

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MsJ  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:05:34pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

Like oatmeal or cream of wheat but with corn. Has the consistency of cream of wheat.

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TedStriker  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:05:53pm

re: #48 Reality Based Steve

Whoever dies with the most retweets is still dead.

RBS

Just like Francisco Franco.

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worldknot  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:06:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:09:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:10:13pm

Instagram

doc said eat more kale so i decided to make a hat #kale #fashionaddict #maymo

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:14:01pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:14:17pm

I’m a wee ornery tonight. I learned how to play part of Pink Floyd’s Dogs, but when I was tuning my strings back to standard I broke 1. I was just thinking last week I should get a spare set. Now I gotta wait til tomorrow.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:16:06pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

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Someone found Carmen Miranda’s dog!

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Great White Snark  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:17:01pm
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Lidane  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:17:26pm
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VegasGolfer  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:22:32pm

There was a discussion about christian terrorism earlier.
Link

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:34:00pm

re: #49 MsJ

Like oatmeal or cream of wheat but with corn. Has the consistency of cream of wheat.

Not true! It depends on what you get. Some stone ground grits are amazing. But whatever form they take, they are basically butter and salt delivery system.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:37:20pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

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91 people. That just makes you sit and think about how much better we could be doing on this issue.

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Jenner7  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:40:07pm

What about this??

Well, I was going to post a tweet by Andrea Mitchell that said Clinton agreed to another debate, but she deleted it. So, I guess they are not agreeing to another debate?

What’s frustrating is that no one in the media gave a damn when Trump didn’t show up for a debate, but now that it involves Clinton, it’s entirely different.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:40:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:44:46pm

re: #63 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Seems like the majority are in Chapel Hill and Asheville. This whole thing is really pathetic. So much fear over people for nothing. I feel awful for AED and other transgendered people who are being treated this way because of who they are. It’s bad enough when it’s businesses doing it, it’s even worse when the state is practically encouraging discrimination.

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:47:35pm

Just listened to that Trump interview downstairs. What a simple little man Trump is. He has no nuance, no gravitas. His command of the English language is truly that of a grade school student. And millions of waterheads across the fruited plain are nodding their heads agreeing with this cretin.

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Great White Snark  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:47:51pm

Yaaay. Leak from under sink reverse osmosis system is finally fixed. 3 leaks in two weeks, all different parts. Also learned that while saving the plumber cash was cool, I’m no plumber. Not the training or temperament. Apparently I’m loud whilst at it. And profane.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:48:34pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

Just listened to that Trump interview downstairs. What a simple little man Trump is. He has no nuance, no gravitas. His command of the English language is truly that of a grade school student. And millions of waterheads across the fruited plain are nodding their heads agreeing with this cretin.

Do you know how hard it is to sound that stupid?

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:48:36pm

At the ski shop, a first-year tech who moved to Colorado from North Carolina told us about a phone call he had with his dad recently. “I hung up on him,” he said.

“He came out for Trump, huh?” I replied.

“Yup!”

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:49:16pm

re: #66 Great White Snark

Yaaay. Leak from under sink reverse osmosis system is finally fixed. 3 leaks in two weeks, all different parts. Also learned that while saving the plumber cash was cool, I’m no plumber. Not the training or temperament. Apparently I’m loud whilst at it. And profane.

and it’s SO easy to work on things under the sink. (know that from dealing with my filter system)

RBS

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BeachDem  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:49:23pm

re: #35 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

White polenta.

re: #49 MsJ

Like oatmeal or cream of wheat but with corn. Has the consistency of cream of wheat.

re: #37 Reality Based Steve

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Video

Sometimes I’m just too wrapped up in tinseltown for my own good.

Heh.

(But thank you all just the same)

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:50:23pm

re: #70 BeachDem

Sometimes I’m just too wrapped up in tinseltown for my own good.

Heh.

(But thank you all just the same)

Don’t sweat it. They make instant grits that fix up in just a minute.

RBS

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:54:15pm

This will end well.

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Jenner7  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:54:27pm

Well, we get to be entertained again. Trump has a rally in Janesville, WI at 2 tomorrow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:54:46pm

re: #63 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Can’t you just feel the Christian love?

//

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BeachDem  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:57:38pm

re: #71 Reality Based Steve

Don’t sweat it. They make instant grits that fix up in just a minute.

RBS

Well then, that’s a minute I just saved myself, because I hate grits! (13 years in south by dog carolina and I just haven’t acquired the taste, thank you very much.)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 28, 2016 • 7:59:19pm

re: #75 BeachDem

Well then, that’s a minute I just saved myself, because I hate grits! (13 years in south by dog carolina and I just haven’t acquired the taste, thank you very much.)

mr. klys thankfully understands that it is a texture issue and doesn’t push.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:00:52pm

re: #75 BeachDem

Well then, that’s a minute I just saved myself, because I hate grits! (13 years in south by dog carolina and I just haven’t acquired the taste, thank you very much.)

Wife has been experimenting with freezing cooked steel-cut oatmeal for quick b’fasts. So far, so good. (It’s hard to tell the difference.)

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:01:38pm

re: #73 Jenner7

Well, we get to be entertained again. Trump has a rally in Janesville, WI at 2 tomorrow.

Janesville, Paul Ryan’s home town. Trump will find a receptive audience there for sure.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:03:50pm

re: #70 BeachDem

Sometimes I’m just too wrapped up in tinseltown for my own good.

Heh.

(But thank you all just the same)

I knew you were referencing My Cousin Vinnie, it’s just every time I see that scene I yell at the screen: “Tell him it’s polenta, you jagoff!”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:05:20pm

re: #60 Barefoot Grin

Not true! It depends on what you get. Some stone ground grits are amazing. But whatever form they take, they are basically butter and salt delivery system.

Bacon drippings, too.

First time this Yankee had grits was in Casper, Wyoming. A man from Mississippi had moved to Wyoming and opened up a small diner in North Casper, which back then was “the other side of the tracks.” Maybe still is. I liked them. He added bacon drippings, IIRC, for added flavor.

After that, I’d eat grits occasionally while living in KY, for a change of pace. I don’t love ‘em, but I don’t hate ‘em, either.

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TedStriker  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:05:58pm

re: #79 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I knew you were referencing My Cousin Vinnie, it’s just every time I see that scene I yell at the screen: “Tell him it’s polenta, you jagoff!”

Heh…that makes me think of the Good Eats grits/polenta episode, “True Grits”.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:12:09pm

re: #60 Barefoot Grin

Not true! It depends on what you get. Some stone ground grits are amazing. But whatever form they take, they are basically butter and salt cheese and Tabasco delivery system.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:14:22pm

re: #82 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

re: #60 Barefoot Grin

Not true! It depends on what you get. Some stone ground grits are amazing. But whatever form they take, they are basically butter and salt cheese and Tabasco delivery system.

What about pineapple? Where does the pineapple go?

RBS

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:15:14pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

And I’ve been hearing the: Bernie has run the cleanest campaign in more than 60 years!!!! bs.

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Targetpractice  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:15:19pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

This will end well.

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“Superdelegates are undemocratic! They’re an aface to our electoral system! The voice of the people should be what counts!”

“Bernie is extremely unlikely to win the nomination outright and may be locked out in as little as a month.”

“THE SUPERDELEGATES NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT BERNIE IS THE WAY AND THE LIGHT! HARASS THEM UNTIL THEY CHANGE THEIR VOTES!”

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CleverToad  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:22:54pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

This will end well.

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Oh crikey. If true, it’s appalling.

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BeachDem  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:24:12pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

This will end well.

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That is quite creepy. I looked at the SC supers. Of the six, one is the State Chair, one is the 1st vice chair, one a past chair—they’re not gonna switch. Clyburn isn’t gonna switch. Boyd Brown—uh uh. The sixth, Gilda Cobb Hunter could go in any direction at any time.

And, looking at the number of supers by state tells you that the whole “supers should vote the way their states voted” (but primarily only if their states voted for Bernie, of course) is an idiotic premise, because the distribution of supers has nothing to do with apportionment or population or voters in the primary. For example, Vermont has 10 supers; South Carolina has 6. Vermont primary—about 133,000 people voted ; SC 360,000+.

Bernie and the blowtorches are talking out their asses, or, as my dad used to say, “They’re talking ragtime.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:25:34pm

Anyone know why the Democrats have so many more delegates in total than the GOP?

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Belafon  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:27:32pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

The voice of privilege speaks.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:28:58pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Seems like the majority are in Chapel Hill and Asheville.

I’ve got family in the Asheville area. It’s a nice, liberalish college-type town. I spent one summer, about a decade ago, working for my uncle there and hanging out. One evening we were at some sort of outdoor town event with my cousin and the guy who was supervising me, and we had to cross the street and be inconspicuous because there were some drunk skinhead-types walking down the sidewalk, and my supervisor was Hispanic. It’s also the first place I ever heard a certain anti-black slur in the wild.

It may have “North” in the name of the state, but it sure seemed like the South to this West-Coast Yankee.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:31:37pm
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Lancelot Link  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:34:22pm

re: #70 BeachDem

Sometimes I’m just too wrapped up in tinseltown for my own good.

IIRC, the only time i had actual grits was in Hollywood, at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.
Recommended!

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:36:53pm

re: #83 Reality Based Steve

What about pineapple? Where does the pineapple go?

RBS

I’m sure someone will tell you where to put you pineapple very shortly.

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whitebeach  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:39:26pm

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

Grits are what go with grillades. This is all ye know and all ye need to know. At least in south Louisiana.

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Reality Based Steve  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:39:59pm

re: #93 Sophist, Vogon Poet Laureate

I’m sure someone will tell you where to put you pineapple very shortly.

The scary part is…. I found this recipe.

Cheddar and Pineapple Grits

Be afraid… be very afraid.

RBS

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Belafon  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:41:44pm

re: #91 FormerDirtDart

Interesting. Another group trying to argue that they can only succeed if the government completely deregulates. The problem is, there was enough freedom there that if they could have been self-sustaining, there would have been some evidence of that. At a minimum, they should have been able to allow grazing for less than the government. Instead, it was seven times the government rate. They needed to show improvement in something, but there was nothing.

It’s like all the other things they want the government to get out of. The best they can do is like here in Texas, where they can only argue that it’s cheaper because they aren’t doing anything. The only way that land would have been cheaper is if it were sold to a company or to another private individual.

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retired cynic  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:41:53pm

re: #95 Reality Based Steve

The scary part is…. I found this recipe.

Cheddar and Pineapple Grits

Be afraid… be very afraid.

RBS

It’ll take more than a pineapple.

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:42:04pm

re: #91 FormerDirtDart

Thanks for posting this. Shared on my pertinent social media.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:43:40pm

So, I ordered something from Amazon in the USA. Got it cleared through customs and everything. Despite having the correct address and postal code, the China courier service tries to deliver it to the satellite campus in a neighboring city, two hours away. I tell them, it needs to come to me at the main campus. They call again. I tell them the same thing.

So, what do they do? They flag it as refused, and ship it back to the supplier in the US.

Grr!

Either I misunderstood their Chinese, or they misunderstood mine, or they were stupid. Now I have to re-order.

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:43:58pm

Oh, looky here! There’s a “Refresh Comment” button now!

Charles is a sorcerer.

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blueraven  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:44:47pm

re: #94 whitebeach

Grits are what go with grillades. This is all ye know and all ye need to know. At least in south Louisiana.

Grits and Grillades; so very, very delicious!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:45:51pm

re: #77 Decatur Deb

Wife has been experimenting with freezing cooked steel-cut oatmeal for quick b’fasts. So far, so good. (It’s hard to tell the difference.)

I do steel-cut oatmeal overnight in the slow cooker. And then save the leftovers in the fridge for nuking as breakfast for a couple of days after that. (Good Eats based recipe using dried fruit in it.)

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:45:55pm

re: #95 Reality Based Steve

The scary part is…. I found this recipe.

Cheddar and Pineapple Grits

Be afraid… be very afraid.

RBS

I like pizza with sweet peppers and anchovies, so to be honest the whole pineapple issue seems amusingly quaint to me.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:52:19pm

re: #86 CleverToad

My congressman (Seth Moulton, MA 6th) has already been asked to change his pledge to Sanders from Clinton. Many of the towns in my area went for Bernie. An FB acquaintance suggested my congressman should pledge for the will of the voters. I have mixed feelings as a Hillary supporter.

I really miss the Bernie of January.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 8:57:58pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:00:50pm

re: #99 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Motherfuck. That’s a humdinger of a quandary. And the motherfucker has been shipped across the Pacific *twice*!

Grr, indeed.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:05:00pm

SMOTI and the freepers are up in arms (when are they not?) over a demonstration at the hotel where Trump is scheduled to speak tomorrow:
Anti-Trump Protesters Take Over Janesville, Wisconsin Hotel Where Trump Set to Speak Tuesday

Protesters are seated in the lobby wearing tubes covering and connecting the arms of protesters together, likely with handcuffs-a tactic leftists use to make it difficult for police to remove protesters.

The Janesville Gazette reported about sixty protesters took over the hotel lobby, including a Democrat representative in the Wisconsin state Assembly, Melissa Sargent who was quoted as saying, “We’re here to keep hate out of our state.”

Since this is the renowned SMOTI we are talking about, here is the real story from the Janesville Gazette itself:
Protesters arrested after occupying Janesville Holiday Inn

Apparently guests and employees were able to come and go at will during the “take-over” and all but six of the demonstrators soon left. Those six were the ones arrested. It was the local police chief who speculated that the demonstrators were handcuffed together inside the PVC pipes that linked their arms. No evidence of this has been forthcoming since the desperados were arrested and taken away to jail however.

Freepers are in no doubt about how to deal with this kind of insurrection though.

“Just bring in a chain saw in and cut one or two apart and watch them run!”

“Some mace or pepper spray might go a long way in removing them.”

“Interesting. I heard that a pro-Trump biker group was enroute to WI Monday morning to confront exactly this sort of mischief when Trump arrives and is ready to speak.”

“Hook a chain to the one closest to the door, Hook the other end to a tractor.
Drag ‘em all off to the hoosegow.
Or the town dump.”

Some blamed Cruz, setting off yet another round in the ongoing freeper death-brawl.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:11:43pm

re: #106 teleskiguy

Motherfuck. That’s a humdinger of a quandary. And the motherfucker has been shipped across the Pacific *twice*!

Grr, indeed.

Yeah. Go figure. Best as I can figure, the international shipper did not include the postal code, or it was obscured somehow, and some bright light misread the English address and directed it to the wrong campus and city.

It’s happened before. The satellite campus has the Foreign Language College, which offers a major in English language and lit. Our campus has the International Communications College, which offers a major in Business English — it’s the newer of the two, and even local people don’t realize it exists.

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Lidane  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:15:39pm

Mental health break. This is the only Batman movie I want to see:

Facebook Post

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MsJ  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:19:06pm

re: #101 blueraven

Grits and Grillades; so very, very delicious!

Ok, 2nd person to me them and there’s no definition. Please tell me what this is.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:21:53pm

re: #110 MsJ

Ok, 2nd person to me them and there’s no definition. Please tell me what this is.

Broiled or grilled meat, fish or seafood.

foodnetwork.com

This one is not exactly grillade, but it takes only 20 minutes with panfried shrimp.

foodnetwork.com

The grits could be replaced with rice, I reckon.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:24:46pm

re: #109 Lidane

Mental health break. This is the only Batman movie I want to see:

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Speaking of Lego…

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TedStriker  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:34:35pm

re: #81 TedStriker

Heh…that makes me think of the Good Eats grits/polenta episode, “True Grits”.

Which, by the way, is better than the average Good Eats episode just for AB-as-Colonel Bob Boatright instructing how to make pineapple upside-down cake with cornmeal.

I’ve always liked Colonel Bob.

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blueraven  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:35:03pm

re: #110 MsJ

Ok, 2nd person to me them and there’s no definition. Please tell me what this is.

Usually veal or beef, thinly sliced and slow cooked with gravy.

google.com

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whitebeach  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:39:49pm

re: #111 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Broiled or grilled meat, fish or seafood.

foodnetwork.com!

Well, sorta. I don’t know anybody who makes a fish or other seafood grillade. Veal used to be the meat of choice, but nowadays round steak or something like that is preferred. Emeril’s recipe that you link to here looks pretty good, although like many of his it’s unnecessarily busy. The Trinity in a roux, a little chopped jalapeno, some tomato, a dash of Tony’s, and a good stock, with a nice slow cook, are all you really need for the meat. And cheese with the grits isn’t bad, but plain is fine if the sauce is done right.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:43:46pm
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Kragar  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:48:28pm
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TedStriker  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:48:44pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

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I’m guessing “yeah, they’re really that stupid.”

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 28, 2016 • 9:56:29pm

re: #117 Kragar

“Doooonaaaaald! Hoods are for the woods!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 10:31:48pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 10:43:08pm
Here’s the avi the account was suspended over.
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 28, 2016 • 10:46:04pm

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

Suspend first, ask questions later.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 28, 2016 • 10:56:14pm

I’m bringing sexy back.

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Apocalypse  Mar 28, 2016 • 11:12:17pm

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

Passive aggression at 35k Feet.

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teleskiguy  Mar 28, 2016 • 11:13:28pm

re: #123 goddamnedfrank

Probably a bridge too far.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 29, 2016 • 1:50:08am

re: #123 goddamnedfrank

I’m bringing sexy back.

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No.

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thecommodore  Mar 29, 2016 • 1:51:43am

re: #28 KGxvi

Let’s assume for a minute that Trump somehow manages to win the general election (I don’t see his path to 270 electoral votes, but let’s put that aside for the moment). What, potentially, would Congress look like? We would have to assume, I think, that Republicans held both the House and the Senate, correct? Would it be more Tea Party-y? Or less? Would Ryan and McConnell have any sort of control over their caucuses? And what happens if/when Trump does something that doesn’t sit well with this hypothetical Congress? How quickly do they turn on each other and how far does it go? I’m honestly curious about how to game this out

I honestly don’t see his path to 27 votes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:00:39am

re: #39 EPR-radar

It would be deeply ironic if the only thing stopping a GOP congress from impeaching and convicting Trump and his veep to install the GOP speaker of the House as president ended up being lack of a 2/3 GOP majority in the Senate.

Realistically, I’d be far more interested in seeing if I can flee the US than in the details of a Trump - GOP war with the Democrats having no power at the federal level.

I think a lot of parallels could be found in the story of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham in the late 1980’s. He was just so incompetent that he was unaware that what he was doing was illegal, he just assumed that as Governor, he could do whatever he wanted.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:24:15am

Meanwhile, in Russia…

Самолет сдувает в аэропорту Норильска

A jet gets spun around on the runway by wind.

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Ming5000  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:34:23am

re: #87 BeachDem
Was watching one of Ken Burns’s “The Roosevelts” last night and noticed that there did not seem to be pledged delegates at the Democratic convention in, i think, 1940.

Hmm. I did not know that: My interpretation from the article:

Party conventions to select nominees did not occur until 1831.
Delegates to the national convention were usually selected at state conventions whose own delegates were chosen by district conventions. Sometimes they were dominated by intrigue between political bosses who controlled delegates; the national convention was far from democratic or transparent.
In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the winner of the primary at the convention.
By 1912, twelve states either selected delegates in primaries, used a preferential primary, or both.
By 1920 there were 20 states with primaries, but some went back, and from 1936 to 1968, 12 states used them.
The impetus for national adoption of the binding primary election was the chaotic 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Prior to 1968 most delegates were essentially Superdelegates.

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:34:59am

re: #88 Eclectic Cyborg

Anyone know why the Democrats have so many more delegates in total than the GOP?

Because 50 years ago, white delegates freaked out and didn’t want their numbers reduced when the party decided black people should be able to be delegates too.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:39:54am

re: #129 Single-handed sailor

Meanwhile, in Russia…

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Video

A jet gets spun around on the runway by wind.

Nope.

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Ming5000  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:51:30am

Is the Washington Times a good source for right wing news?

By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016
A wealthy businessman with tea party ties confirmed Sunday that he is mounting a primary challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, saying that after donating to the Wisconsin Republican’s past campaigns he feels “betrayed” by the speaker on trade deals and immigration.

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2016 • 2:53:05am

re: #133 Ming5000

Is the Washington Times a good source for right wing news?

If true, there would be nothing funnier.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 3:08:58am

re: #130 Ming5000

Was watching one of Ken Burns’s “The Roosevelts” last night and noticed that there did not seem to be pledged delegates at the Democratic convention in, i think, 1940.

Hmm. I did not know that: My interpretation from the article:

Prior to 1968 most delegates were essentially Superdelegates.

The political parties are not required by law to be democratic organizations. They can select their candidates as they see fit.

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Alyosha  Mar 29, 2016 • 3:09:58am
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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2016 • 3:19:05am

re: #136 Alyosha

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Obviously he’s a radical Islamic terrorist whose success in hijacking the plane is only further proof of how horribly weak we are as a result of Obama.

Or so Trump will no doubt claim by the end of the day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 3:20:10am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Obviously he’s a radical Islamic terrorist whose success in hijacking the plane is only further proof of how horribly weak we are as a result of Obama.

Or so Trump will no doubt claim by the end of the day.

He was probably radicalized by all the political correctness and coddling of terror.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 3:36:54am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Obviously he’s a radical Islamic terrorist whose success in hijacking the plane is only further proof of how horribly weak we are as a result of Obama.

Or so Trump will no doubt claim by the end of the day.

He hijacked the EgyptAir plane in Egypt, and it landed in Cyprus. But they’ll still blame Obama somehow.

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Alyosha  Mar 29, 2016 • 4:05:50am

re: #139 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Unless it was the hijacker’s ex who tangoed with Obama recently in Argentina…

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 29, 2016 • 4:27:48am

The ‪#‎BernieMadeMeWhite‬ idiocy has not abated.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 29, 2016 • 4:31:55am

They turn a morsel of truth into a feast of alternate reality.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 4:49:57am

re: #141 SoundGuy 2016

The ‪#‎BernieMadeMeWhite‬ idiocy has not abated.

I had to mute that hashtag in tweetdeck, along with #ToneDownForWhat.
Extreme berners are extremely annoying when they have these tantrums.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:11:06am
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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:17:16am

Dash, Daesh, what’s the difference?

The Department of Treasury flagged a California man’s bank account — because his dog’s name, Dash, was similar to a term used for ISIS in the Islamic world, Daesh.

The alarm bells went off after Bruce Francis, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, put “for Dash” in the memo line of his monthly payment to his dog walker.

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Alyosha  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:18:28am

Acquainting myself better with Rachel Maddow by binging on older YouTube clips. She is a boss. Avoiding the Bernie stuff for now, obvs.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:31:56am

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

According to Klingons, “not as bad as Romulan emergency rations. Barely.”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:33:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:38:01am

re: #139 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He hijacked the EgyptAir plane in Egypt, and it landed in Cyprus. But they’ll still blame Obama somehow.

Obama did not break off his Easter weekend to tend to this major terrorist crisis!!!

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:38:07am

re: #141 SoundGuy 2016

The ‪#‎BernieMadeMeWhite‬ idiocy has not abated.

Statistics, how do they work?

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:39:05am

re: #141 SoundGuy 2016

That hashtag eludes my reasoning. #BernieMadeMeWhite?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:39:50am

re: #144 goddamnedfrank

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In July 2008 54% of Clinton supporters said they wouldn’t vote for Obama. The vast majority of Bernie supporters will vote for Hillary, especially since the alternative is Trump or Cruz.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:41:27am

re: #151 Sherlock Hound

My understanding is, because the media (and reality) are noting that minorities aren’t feeling the bern, some pro-bernie minorities are so “ooo, I’m white now, cause I don’t understand the nuance of ‘small minority of minorities’ “

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:41:41am

re: #152 Big Beautiful Door

In July 2008 54% of Clinton supporters said they wouldn’t vote for Obama. The vast majority of Bernie supporters will vote for Hillary, especially since the alternative is Trump or Cruz.

Let them have their little attention-grabbing temper tantrums.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:42:41am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw a meme pic of an angry Bernie saying “I’LL TONE DOWN WHEN YOU RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPTS!”

What transcripts are the meme maker referring to?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:43:12am

re: #139 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He hijacked the EgyptAir plane in Egypt, and it landed in Cyprus. But they’ll still blame Obama somehow.

If Obama would only chant the incantation “radical Islamic terrorism” every member of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terror groups would be immediately struck dead. And yet he refuses to!

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:43:44am

re: #153 Le Lapin Tueur

Let me guess: Cornel West.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:44:19am

re: #152 Big Beautiful Door

Bernie supporters aren’t Clinton supporters from 2008.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:44:26am

re: #155 Sherlock Hound

I saw a meme pic of an angry Bernie saying “I’LL TONE DOWN WHEN YOU RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPTS!”

What transcripts are the meme maker referring to?

Hillary’s speeches to Wall Street.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:44:46am

re: #155 Sherlock Hound

I saw a meme pic of an angry Bernie saying “I’LL TONE DOWN WHEN YOU RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPTS!”

What transcripts are the meme maker referring to?

Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street firms, in which she undoubtably gives the Gordon Gecko “Greed is good” speech.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:44:50am

re: #155 Sherlock Hound

I saw a meme pic of an angry Bernie saying “I’LL TONE DOWN WHEN YOU RELEASE THE TRANSCRIPTS!”

What transcripts are the meme maker referring to?

The SEEKRIT SPEECHES Hillary made to Goldman-Sachs where she says “HAIL HYDRA” and other seekrit bankist slogans.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:45:41am

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bernie never speaks for a fee, no sir.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:47:31am

re: #155 Sherlock Hound

Hillary’s speeches to corporations when she was a private citizen.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:47:44am

re: #158 GlutenFreeJesus

Bernie supporters aren’t Clinton supporters from 2008.

That is true; only 33% of Bernie supporters are even saying they won’t vote for Clinton, compared to 54% of Clinton supporters who said they wouldn’t vote for Obama.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:49:58am

re: #154 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Let them have their little attention-grabbing temper tantrums.

Exactly. I expect that Bernie will give Hillary a rousing endorsement at the Convention, because he knows the nation can’t afford a Trump or Cruz presidency.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:51:38am

re: #152 Big Beautiful Door

In July 2008 54% of Clinton supporters said they wouldn’t vote for Obama. The vast majority of Bernie supporters will vote for Hillary, especially since the alternative is Trump or Cruz.

Especially when President Obama and Senator Sanders begin to stump for Secretary Clinton.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:55:49am

re: #165 Big Beautiful Door

Exactly. I expect that Bernie will give Hillary a rousing endorsement at the Convention, because he knows the nation can’t afford a Trump or Cruz presidency.

I tend to agree with this sentiment, but what about all of his ‘demands’ for an endorsement. Loser don’t dictate terms, normally.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:56:15am

re: #166 Patricia Kayden

I’d honestly be surprised if Bernie stumps for Hillary.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:57:44am

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

I’d honestly be surprised if Bernie stumps for Hillary.

I’d settle for stumping for down ballot Dems, but I’m not holding my breath…

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:58:18am

re: #165 Big Beautiful Door

Exactly. I expect that Bernie will give Hillary a rousing endorsement at the Convention, because he knows the nation can’t afford a Trump or Cruz presidency.

At which point a lot of Berniebots will disown Bernie for “selling out”…

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:58:47am

re: #167 Le Lapin Tueur

I tend to agree with this sentiment, but what about all of his ‘demands’ for an endorsement. Loser don’t dictate terms, normally.

Opening terms of a negotiation. He has some leverage because he has very enthusiastic support and Hillary will want his endorsement.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Mar 29, 2016 • 5:59:29am

Far enough

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:00:12am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

At which point a lot of Berniebots will disown Bernie for “selling out”…

This block will be the same size as the PUMAs.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:00:36am

The GOP is taking away my freeduuumss!!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:00:45am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

At which point a lot of Berniebots will disown Bernie for “selling out”…

The question is what is a “lot.” I expect 90% or more Democrats will vote for Hillary, and Jill Stein won’t come close to getting as many votes as Nader got in 2000.

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:01:07am

re: #171 Big Beautiful Door

Opening terms of a negotiation. He has some leverage because he has very enthusiastic support and Hillary will want his endorsement.

See the post above you, the man has no leverage because most of those of his supporters who aren’t already considering voting for Hillary in the event that she wins the nomination are childish assholes who have declared an intent to write-in for him, vote for Jill Stein, or even vote for Trump in a move of ultimate dickishness.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:02:06am

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

I’d honestly be surprised if Bernie stumps for Hillary.

I’d be surprised if he didn’t, though it may mostly take the form of railing against the GOP.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:04:48am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The political parties are not required by law to be democratic organizations. They can select their candidates as they see fit.

Agree. There’s nothing preventing a party from saying “Here’s Joe the Plumber, our candidate for president.” I can think of a couple of reasons the major parties don’t do that: 1) We have 6+ months of advertising the party, and 2) you’re chances of getting your candidate elected go up quite a bit if people have had some say in the choice of the candidate.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:05:04am

re: #176 Targetpractice

See the post above you, the man has no leverage because most of those of his supporters who aren’t already considering voting for Hillary in the event that she wins the nomination are childish assholes who have declared an intent to write-in for him, vote for Jill Stein, or even vote for Trump in a move of ultimate dickishness.

He does have leverage because his enthusiastic endorsement could motivate some of his supporters who might otherwise stay home to pull the lever for Hillary. He doesn’t have enough leverage to dictate the platform Hillary will run on, of course.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:07:28am

re: #32 BeachDem

Ah, there’s the problem—I don’t like grits.

(What is a grit anyway?)//

Well, this boy from Brooklyn (and his Mrs, who’s from NYC as well) love grits. Who knew. I can’t stand oatmeal or cream of wheat, but there was something about grits we had down in Charleston and Savannah that was outstanding.

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:07:30am

Chicago’s credit rating drops to one step above junk status.

Chicago had its credit rating cut to the lowest investment grade by Fitch Ratings after the Illinois Supreme Court tossed out Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for dealing with the mounting debt to its workers’ pension plans.

The two-step downgrade on Monday to BBB-, one rank above junk, affected $9.8 billion of general-obligation bonds and $486 million of debt backed by sales taxes.

The company said the outlook is negative, indicating that the rating could be lowered further.

The step follows the March 24 decision by the state’s top court to strike down Emanuel’s plan, which required the city and employees to boost contributions to the municipal and laborers retirement funds and cut future cost-of-living increases.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:07:34am
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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:08:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:09:04am

re: #178 Belafon

Agree. There’s nothing preventing a party from saying “Here’s Joe the Plumber, our candidate for president.” I can think of a couple of reasons the major parties don’t do that: 1) We have 6+ months of advertising the party, and 2) you’re chances of getting your candidate elected go up quite a bit if people have had some say in the choice of the candidate.

The nomination process is a bit like the charter of a private corporation: you might have one vote per share as a shareholder, but there can be numerous provisions that might water down or even invalidate your vote.

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:12:00am

re: #179 Big Beautiful Door

He does have leverage because his enthusiastic endorsement could motivate some of his supporters who might otherwise stay home to pull the lever for Hillary. He doesn’t have enough leverage to dictate the platform Hillary will run on, of course.

And there’s the key word right there. The more enthusiastic the endorsement, the greater the blowback is going to be for him. A guy who’s spent months stopping just short of accusing the woman of being a Republican is going to suddenly decide he’s willing to throw his support behind her rather than running an indie bid against her?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:12:05am

re: #145 Kent Dorfman

Dash, Daesh, what’s the difference?

That’s pretty stupid, considering I’ve seen Dash used as a man’s name.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:13:18am

re: #183 lawhawk

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I think there is a good chance he will get hearings and be confirmed during the lame duck session if Hillary wins and the Democrats win control of the Senate. I also think there is a chance the GOP will just leave the seat vacant for years if they retain control of the Senate, or if the Democrats allow the GOP to use the filibuster to block Clinton’s nominees.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:13:31am

re: #156 Big Beautiful Door

If Obama would only chant the incantation “radical Islamic terrorism” every member of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terror groups would be immediately struck dead. And yet he refuses to!

That proves he’s a Muslim!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:13:34am

re: #186 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That’s pretty stupid, considering I’ve seen Dash used as a man’s name.

I hope he doesn’t have a feline pet named El Qatda…

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:13:46am

re: #185 Targetpractice

And there’s the key word right there. The more enthusiastic the endorsement, the greater the blowback is going to be for him. A guy who’s spent months stopping just short of accusing the woman of being a Republican is going to suddenly decide he’s willing to throw his support behind her rather than running an indie bid against her?

Happens every election. In terms of reversing course, it doesn’t compare to Carson endorsing the guy who compared him to a child rapist.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:14:11am

re: #185 Targetpractice

And there’s the key word right there. The more enthusiastic the endorsement, the greater the blowback is going to be for him. A guy who’s spent months stopping just short of accusing the woman of being a Republican is going to suddenly decide he’s willing to throw his support behind her rather than running an indie bid against her?

The Bernie or Revolution types are just insufferable right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:15:04am
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Alyosha  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:15:07am

re: #170 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

At which point a lot of Berniebots will disown Bernie for “selling out”…

How much is Sanders invested in his legacy as a groundbreaking Democratic Socialist?
Surely he knows he has accomplished a great deal even if he doesn’t gain the nomination.
I can understand that he’d be bloody-minded enough to see just how far he can get his brand of populism into the mainstream. That’s in part due to lifelong conviction and in part due to his ego; a thing with which God has endowed every politician.
His legacy might well be to make leftist ideals more commonplace in electoral discourse.
Surely, also, he remembers Nader.
I remain confident that he is wise enough to be a sellout to his more ardent devotees when the right time comes.
I hope when all this is done, Sanders the man will stand taller than he does now for his pragmatism.

Meanwhile:

:S

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Targetpractice  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:15:13am

re: #190 Belafon

Happens every election. In terms of reversing course, it doesn’t compare to Carson endorsing the guy who compared him to a child rapist.

Happens every election, but generally it’s among members of the same party. Bernie’s already admitted he’s just using the DNC, he has nothing invested in the party and he’s already filed to run for reelection as an indie in 2018.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:15:59am

re: #185 Targetpractice

And there’s the key word right there. The more enthusiastic the endorsement, the greater the blowback is going to be for him. A guy who’s spent months stopping just short of accusing the woman of being a Republican is going to suddenly decide he’s willing to throw his support behind her rather than running an indie bid against her?

Blowback from berniebots is pretty irrelevant, since Bernie won’t be running for national office.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:16:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:17:47am

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:19:15am

Because the reality is that many firearms in one place is a recipe for disaster, and the USSS knows better than the chairborne rangers that people suck at firearms safety.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:19:45am

re: #181 Kent Dorfman

Chicago’s credit rating drops to one step above junk status.

My own feeling is that Chicago is headed for bankruptcy. Its going to owe money it can’t raise via any means available to it.

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Alyosha  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:21:00am

re: #198 lawhawk

No grunts in the officers’ club.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:22:02am

re: #198 lawhawk

Because the reality is that many firearms in one place is a recipe for disaster, and the USSS knows better than the chairborne rangers that people suck at firearms safety.

We all know the real answer. I think we’re all hoping to get the Republicans to react to it with their usual “guns can solve all problems” stance.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:22:25am

re: #198 lawhawk

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Because the reality is that many firearms in one place is a recipe for disaster, and the USSS knows better than the chairborne rangers that people suck at firearms safety.

Trump obviously should demand the Secret Service stand down; he knows the Convention will be much safer with thousands of good guys with guns!/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:22:28am
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freetoken  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:22:53am

re: #196 lawhawk

Ted Cruz just can’t make friends. Nobody really likes him. Only the real religious fundamentalists who are making a dogma issue about this or that Drumpfskind past sin are voting for Cruz.

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Great White Snark  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:26:10am

So if a person was a true prophet of god, why would they need a gun? Isn’t that like a time traveler worrying about delays, or the supposed psychic that asks your name? Maybe we should ask yesterdays DC gunman.

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freetoken  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:26:27am

Wisconsin was thought to be Cruz territory but it looks to be trending towards Drumpfskind.

If Drumpfskind wins a lot of delegates in WI, and then overwhelmingly wins NY as expected, it will be a straight shot towards 1237.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:26:30am

re: #194 Targetpractice

Happens every election, but generally it’s among members of the same party. Bernie’s already admitted he’s just using the DNC, he has nothing invested in the party and he’s already filed to run for reelection as an indie in 2018.

At the same time, look at Sanders’ record in the senate. Other than the NRA, he’s pretty consistently voted with the Democrats. He even makes the same leadership votes as the Democrats.

Do I entirely know how he will act? No. But then again, I don’t entirely know how anyone will act in every situation (including me). But, he does have to worry about one thing: If he pisses Democrats off too much, they can always run a Democrat against him in 2018. A three way split between him, a Democrat, and a Republican would most likely doom his reelection.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:28:01am

re: #201 Belafon

We all know the real answer. I think we’re all hoping to get the Republicans to react to it with their usual “guns can solve all problems” stance.

Office-holders and officials won’t, since they know the Secret Service is unbending.

Frankly, this whole charade appears to me like some Gun Owners of America plan to call mainstream Republicans RINOs when they refuse to tilt at the windmill. More “PURITY NOW!!1” stupidity.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:30:08am

re: #208 Dark_Falcon

Office-holders and officials won’t, since they know the Secret Service is unbending.

Frankly, this whole charade appears to me like some Gun Owners of America plan to call mainstream Republicans RINOs when they refuse to tilt at the windmill. More “PURITY NOW!!1” stupidity.

It looked to me like Democrats trolling the GOP over its “gun free zones are dangerous” nonsense.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:31:50am

re: #208 Dark_Falcon

I read that a journalist tracked down the origins of the petition to allow open carry at the GOP convention, and it was some guy who identifies as a Democrat who wanted to see the GOP squirm over their so-pro gun positions have to turn around and refuse to allow them into the building because it would create an unsafe condition.

A quick Google search led to a Twitter page (@Hyperationalist) and a blog with a Gmail address. I fired off an email, asking a bunch of boilerplate questions and included a plea for the Hyperationalist’s identity.

Then I waited.

Around 7:15p Monday, the phone rang.

“Hi, this is the Hyperationalist. You can call me Jim,” the voice on the line said.

A few things you should know about Jim: He declined to disclose his last name or any potentially identifying information, but I was able to corroborate his identity as the author of the petition with an employee of change.org.

Jim wouldn’t say where he lives, only that he has roots in Philadelphia and works in the public health sector. Jim is a self-described liberal Democrat who intends to vote for Hillary Clinton should she become the Democratic nominee. He isn’t affiliated with a campaign or any advocacy group, but did some volunteer work on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Jim is no fan of guns and he’s “pretty passionate” about his activism, he says.

Jim says he wrote the petition knowing it was somewhat preposterous — that law enforcement would never allow the Republican presidential candidates inside an arena with potentially thousands of armed individuals. “There were never going to be guns at the convention. Not a million signatures were going to make that happen,” Jim said.

But he also knew that if the Republican candidates sincerely meant what they have been saying about expanding Second Amendment rights, it would logically follow that they should support a move to allow firearms at the convention. “If they can’t live in accordance with the policies they impose upon us, they owe us that rational conversation,” Jim said.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:36:23am

Whoa, he’s SO MAD BRO that some other candidates are just now enjoying the media attention that he has virtually monopolized for 10 months.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:38:24am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

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Great White Snark  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:38:44am

re: #209 Big Beautiful Door

It looked to me like Democrats trolling the GOP over its “gun free zones are dangerous” nonsense.

Yup, that was about 99% of it. Har har. From some (twitter) that was dogwhistle calls for violence there.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:38:52am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:42:22am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:42:52am

re: #178 Belafon

Nope. There’s nothing preventing a party from saying “Here’s Joe the Plumber, our candidate for president.” I can think of a couple of reasons the major parties don’t do that: 1) We have 6+ months of advertising the party, and 2) you’re chances of getting your candidate do go up quite a bit if people have had some say in the choice of the candidate.

The last time a party nominated a candidate who didn’t win the primaries was 1968 when Hubert Humphrey was nominated though he didn’t even run in any of the primaries. However at that time the majority of delegates were selected by state party bosses like Richard Daley. There was famously rioting in Chicago during the Democratic Convention, and Richard Nixon won an electoral college landslide, but the popular vote margin was extremely close; Nixon beat Humphrey by only a half a million votes. George Wallace ran an independent campaign and won several states in the Deep South.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:45:12am

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

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People who thing leaving fake bombs in front of government buildings is funny ought to be brought back in front of said building, have their pants lowered, and then that person should be paddled publicly on their bare ass.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:45:56am

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

Our history would have been much different with Hubie in the White House.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:47:07am

Baby Whiplash “owns” a prochoicer, according to Baby Whiplash==>

“The concept of body autonomy means that I don’t have to give up any part of my body unless I say so,” she said.

“The baby is not part of your body,” Shapiro quipped.

Whose body is it part of, Ben?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:47:41am

re: #217 Dark_Falcon

People who thing leaving fake bombs in front of government buildings is funny ought to be brought back in front of said building, have their pants lowered, and then that person should be paddled publicly on their bare ass.

Let’s bring back the stocks!

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:50:18am

While I wish this were actually true, the reality is that Trump would sling mud fast and furious and Hillary would end up shrugging her shoulders and be like “what the hell is he even talking about with this baffling bs?”

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:51:59am

re: #221 lawhawk

While I wish this were actually true, the reality is that Trump would sling mud fast and furious and Hillary would end up shrugging her shoulders and be like “what the hell is he even talking about with this baffling bs?”

I’m not running for president, thank the Gods, because if he started acting like that I’d call my youngest son up and as him “Do I let you get away with that kind of crap?” I’d have a hard time treating him like an adult.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 6:56:28am

re: #220 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Let’s not. I’m just saying that I think a better idea than jailing such a person would be a much shorter but public and humiliating punishment.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:01:10am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

Whoa, he’s SO MAD BRO that some other candidates are just now enjoying the media attention that he has virtually monopolized for 10 months.

Donald must not watch CNN, Jeffrey Lord, and that blond woman supporter of his are on all. the. time.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:01:48am

Some bad news:

It looks like that YPG female-crewed T-72 in Syria was destroyed by rebels fighting the YPG yesterday. And it was a US-supplied TOW missile that was used for the kill:

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:02:10am

re: #224 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Donald must not watch CNN, Jeffrey Lord, and that blond woman supporter of his are on all. the. time.

Or does Trump mean that CNN sometimes interviews Ted Cruz and John Kasich?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:04:19am

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash “owns” a prochoicer, according to Baby Whiplash==>

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Whose body is it part of, Ben?

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The embryo and fetus is not part of baby whiplash’s body either…..so the why hell is so concerned and trying to dictate what others do?

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BeachDem  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:04:20am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The political parties are not required by law to be democratic organizations. They can select their candidates as they see fit.

Not sure if it’s the same everywhere, but here to be eligible to be a (pledged) delegate at the national Dem convention you have to:
1. Vote in the primary
2. Be a delegate to the county convention (so you have to go to a precinct organization meeting first to be named a county delegate)
3. Be a delegate to the state convention (go to county convention and be named)
4. Win the delegate election at the state convention—and there’s often fierce competition. People run little campaigns, with flyers, buttons, postcards etc.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:04:42am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

Wow, @CNN has nothing but my opponents on their shows. Really one-sided and unfair reporting. Maybe I shouldn’t do their town-hall tonight!
— Donald J. Trump

WOW!!!! Sad!!!!!1111 I alone can solve!!!11

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:07:19am

There will be epic butthurt and the Bern may be soothed with some preparation H. The clown show is here in Milwaukee today. Restrictions on travel downtown are in effect.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:08:54am

Makes me wonder how many Paulians are BernieBots now.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:09:32am
Thaks Obama
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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:10:38am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:14:48am

re: #233 Dr. Matt

Walker has endorsed…Cruz, says Obama-Clinton Administration has “failed.”

That’s just devastating. I don’t think HRC will recover from this.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:15:06am

re: #232 I Would Prefer Not To

If he used his time machine to stop this one, he’d have to stop them all, because the next one would suddenly become the first one.

We’re lucky he never ran into himself while setting up his presidency.

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:15:09am

re: #233 Dr. Matt

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:16:54am

And that thud you heard was the Walker endorsement falling on deaf ears. No one cares.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:19:01am

Case involves the teachers union in California.

scotusblog.com

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:19:18am

re: #223 Dark_Falcon

Let’s not. I’m just saying that I think a better idea than jailing such a person would be a much shorter but public and humiliating punishment.

Which was really the whole rationale for the stocks and assorted other punishments in the town square. Besides, swatting his bare ass would probably violate public decency laws in some towns.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:21:56am

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

Case involves the teachers union in California.

scotusblog.com

Any idea what this means now. What does the 4-4 split affirm?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:22:13am

re: #235 Belafon

If he used his time machine to stop this one, he’d have to stop them all, because the next one would suddenly become the first one.

We’re lucky he never ran into himself while setting up his presidency.

If they ever do a remake of Back to the Future, Obama should play Doc. He’s already done the research, after all.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:22:52am

re: #240 Belafon

Any idea what this means now. What does the 4-4 split affirm?

It goes back to the lower court.
Far as I can tell, the union can continue to collect “agency fees” from teachers who don’t want to pay union dues.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:23:46am

re: #240 Belafon

Any idea what this means now. What does the 4-4 split affirm?

4-4 means that the lower court ruling (the 9th Circuit) is affirmed. That affirmed ruling applies only to that Circuit; it can and will lead to split of authority among the circuits requiring the Court to eventually take up the case again to settle the matter across the nation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:24:04am
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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:25:39am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Someone took off my hood!”

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:26:13am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

‘The medias. They are bad, those medias.’

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:26:26am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids!
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:27:31am

re: #240 Belafon

Any idea what this means now. What does the 4-4 split affirm?

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:28:35am

re: #211 The Vicious Babushka

Whoa, he’s SO MAD BRO that some other candidates are just now enjoying the media attention that he has virtually monopolized for 10 months.

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Trump is something else. He gets all kinds of criticism for his acting like spoiled 12 year old crying ‘no fair, he started it’ and other childish thinking yet he cannot stop himself from continuing the behavior. He really doesn’t seem to understand or care enough to alter the behavior.

He just got nailed by the Wisconsin radio jock yesterday and he is right back at it today.

He cannot go away fast enough.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:29:00am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:30:56am

whiney little poopyhead.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:32:14am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

“It’s really rough when people who don’t like a law say bad things about it. We never do that. Libtards are so divisive and hateful.”

/

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:34:02am

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have millions more votes/hundreds more dels than Cruz or Kasich, and yet am not being treated properly by the Republican Party or the RNC.
— Donald J. Trump

Good grief, The Donald needs to learn how to win gracefully.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:35:24am

Even when they win, they cry about massive voter fraud.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:35:37am

re: #232 I Would Prefer Not To

Image: Thaks Obama

LOL. Thanks indeed Obama! Harumph!

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:35:56am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

“When Obama passed Obamacare, we didn’t say anything bad about it. We didn’t say anything bad about the Consumer Protection agency, we didn’t say anything bad about the economic stimulus, we’ve been totally fair and kind. How come mean people saying mean things about our carefully considered, openly debated, anti-LGBT bill, which is really minor and mild?”

/

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:36:14am

re: #253 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Good grief, The Donald needs to learn how to win gracefully.

He seems incapable of accepting opposition or disagreement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:37:43am

re: #253 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Good grief, The Donald needs to learn how to win gracefully.

He thinks that he has already won everything and why is that Obama fellow still in the WH?
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:38:07am

re: #257 Dark_Falcon

He seems incapable of accepting opposition or disagreement.

Not “seems.” He is. Trump’s been like this for decades.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:38:09am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

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No you jerk, the law is discriminatory and bad all on its own. The media has nothing to do with the backlash. I really hope North Carolinians vote out the Republican majority who have a stranglehold on their state.

Homophobia is not a family value.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:39:43am

re: #257 Dark_Falcon

He seems incapable of accepting opposition or disagreement.

He should be pretty appreciative for a process that has served him very well so far.

On the other hand, attacking the RNC and the party elites serves a purpose for him. Continues his anti-establishment credentials.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:41:14am

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

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whiney little poopyhead.

Has anyone ever told Donald to just shut the hell up and go away?

America should. And hopefully it will be a large number.

Then again, he’ll cry he was treated unfairly by the citizens and he will then threaten each and every one of us with a law suit.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:43:13am

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Case involves the teachers union in California.

scotusblog.com

A case which would’ve gutted public sector unions if Scalia had lived.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:44:02am

Paul Ryan should just STFU.

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Lidane  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:45:07am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Paul Ryan should just STFU.

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Someone is clearly looking at 2020 to make his move. Or he’s hoping to be the white knight of a brokered convention.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:45:09am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Paul Ryan should just STFU.

I believe it involved slaves. Which a number of Republican leaders seem to pine for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:45:48am
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Lidane  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:49:05am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

A Cruz/Walker ticket won’t happen without a contested convention, so there’s that.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:49:11am

North Korea has a secretive slush fund that expressly benefits the Fearless Leader by importing luxury goods. The UN has been trying to cut off that supply line, but some items sneak in, by way of China.

news.vice.com

Meanwhile, yesterday China told North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee to pack up and go home early, after she criticized China’s policy of repatriating North Korean defectors.

wheatdogg.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:52:21am

Trump really can NOT stand it when he is not the center of all attention.

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BeachDem  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:52:50am

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even when they win, they cry about massive voter fraud.

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So many @BernieSanders supporters were purged from Democratic Party.

Wait, I thought that Bernie supporters were “new” and “different” and “revolutionary” and never before participated in the Democratic Party. How can they have been purged from the party they were never part of? I haz a confuzed.

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:52:59am

Luke Russert…Cruz/Ryan, heh?

That would be the “I coulda been somebody” ticket. No thanks.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:54:05am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump really can NOT stand it when he is not the center of all attention.

Trump getting close to peak whine.

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:54:08am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump really can NOT stand it when he is not the center of all attention.

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Whether he is this petulant or not, I think, is irrelevant. These tweets are to rile up the base and make/keep them anti-establishment.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:55:28am

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yep. Hey, GOP—y’all go ahead and keep blocking the SCOTUS appointment.

re: #240 Belafon

Any idea what this means now. What does the 4-4 split affirm?

There’s an explanation over at the NY Times.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 29, 2016 • 7:58:09am

re: #271 BeachDem

Wait, I thought that Bernie supporters were “new” and “different” and “revolutionary” and never before participated in the Democratic Party. How can they have been purged from the party they were never part of? I haz a confuzed.

SCREW TEH ESTABLISHMENT

You must be registered as a Democrat to vote in this closed primary

WE WERE PURGED! VOTER FRAUD!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:00:16am

Even Think Progress wrote a puff piece about Trump

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:01:02am

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Pretty sure that Cicero spoke in complete sentences…

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Dark_Falcon  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:02:32am

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Even Think Progress wrote a puff piece about Trump

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It’s something Donald Trump counts on: If he can make his victory seem inevitable, most of the time people fall into line. Its a survival trait in most people.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:04:29am

UN has made a dumb decision in regards to the Falklands.

A United Nations commission rules in favour of Argentina to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the Falkland Islands and beyond despite Argentina and the United Kingdom still having an unresolved dispute over the islands.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:05:43am

Shoe. Dropped.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:05:47am

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Even Think Progress wrote a puff piece about Trump

I’m not sure they know what Cicero meant by “rhetoric.” The meaning has changed over the last two millennia.

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:06:22am

For those who enjoy carpool karaoke.

James Corden takes his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment to prime time Tuesday night on CBS to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his “Late Late Show.”

The segment, in which Corden and a pop superstar tool around in a car singing, has become an online smash and a trademark of “The Late Late Show.”

The special will feature a new “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Corden and Jennifer Lopez, highlights from past segments, new comedy bits and other surprises.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:06:32am
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Great White Snark  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:06:46am

SMH

Miami Cop Finds Innovative New Use for Body Camera: Secretly Recording a Defense Attorney

The resulting objection from the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, it is safe to say, was strenuous.

The episode and backlash have spurred Miami Beach police to ban officers from using the new technology at such so-called “hallway depositions” — and underscored the difficult balance of providing the public a transparent view of how law enforcement operates while protecting privacy rights.

These are issues we are all struggling over as we are learning this technology,” said Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates.

Read more here: miamiherald.com

These “issues” are not technical in nature but in fact ethical questions that should have been addressed long, long ago. If they had, your technical issues could be resolved by a mere IT guy or camera technician.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:07:33am

I had inserted a tweet here with a partial police report attached.

I’m deleting that tweet since it includes personal information that should have been stricken from the police report.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:08:05am

re: #281 lawhawk

Shoe. Dropped.

Oh, snap!

Wait for Rage Furby to twist logic into a pretzel and blame the whole thing on Michelle Fields. He was asserting she had filed a false police report and should be herself arrested, thereby costing Ben Shapiro his lawyering license.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:08:46am
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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:08:55am

re: #286 lawhawk

Ummmmmm, public records and all, but that’s pretty shoddy reporting to not blur/blackout her address/phone number.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:09:00am

re: #127 thecommodore

I honestly don’t see his path to 27 votes.

Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Mississippi, and Alabama give him 28 votes. So there’s a path, but if the man can legitimately put places like Arizona, Utah, and Texas in play, I would think his over/under would be somewhere around 100

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:09:11am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

NC Guv blames media for backlash against new anti-gay law (VIDEO)

You mean the media calling them out for being bigoted assholes?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:09:18am

re: #283 Kent Dorfman

For those who enjoy carpool karaoke.

He did one with Adele that was really funny.

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:11:12am

re: #286 lawhawk

I had inserted a tweet here with a partial police report attached.

I’m deleting that tweet since it includes personal information that should have been stricken from the police report.

Just to let you know, my critique in #289 was directed at the tweeter, not you :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:15:21am
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Lidane  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:15:35am

re: #292 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He did one with Adele that was really funny.

The Adele one is brilliant. They play off each other so well.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:20:05am

re: #283 Kent Dorfman

For those who enjoy carpool karaoke.

re: #292 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He did one with Adele that was really funny.

As good as carpool karaoke is, his bit with Alannis Morissette updating ironic was just fucking brilliant:

Video

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:20:10am

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pretty sure that Cicero spoke in complete sentences…

Pretty sure that Cicero didn’t Tweet.

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:20:18am

re: #292 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Can’t understand a word she says, mate.

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BeachDem  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:21:27am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

NC Guv blames media for backlash against new anti-gay law

McCrory is pathetic. And one particular NC activist has been going up against him since she was 12. (She’s 14 now.) Madison is an amazing kid.

He called her a prop and she didn’t take kindly to it.

When I was twelve years old, I stood up for voting rights in my home state of North Carolina. I became MoveOn’s youngest leader when I started a petition to meet with my Governor, Pat McCrory, to discuss the removal of my state’s pre-registration program for 16 and 17 year olds. The day before I was to deliver my petition, Governor McCrory, the occupant of the highest office in my state, went on a radio show where he called me a prop for liberal groups.

functionalhumanbeing.blogspot.com

And she still doesn’t.

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Jenner7  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:23:55am

Wow.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:23:56am

re: #298 Kent Dorfman

Can’t understand a word she says, mate.

You’re right along with my English students here in China. They’re so used to American accents and British RP, that anything veering from those standards confounds them.

I’m grateful the BBC usually provides subtitles for their programmes, because some of the regional accents of the UK are nearly impenetrable to me.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:24:03am

This guy is tap dancing on my last nerve.

This MeK Propaganda is ridiculous. Especially since the Houthis have very real and valid concerns.

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Jenner7  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:25:40am

Now, will Trump dump Corey??

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:26:02am

re: #299 BeachDem

Summertime Blues

Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues (1958)

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:26:16am

re: #299 BeachDem

McCrory is pathetic. And one particular NC activist has been going up against him since she was 12. (She’s 14 now.) Madison is an amazing kid.

He called her a prop and she didn’t take kindly to it.

When I was twelve years old, I stood up for voting rights in my home state of North Carolina. I became MoveOn’s youngest leader when I started a petition to meet with my Governor, Pat McCrory, to discuss the removal of my state’s pre-registration program for 16 and 17 year olds. The day before I was to deliver my petition, Governor McCrory, the occupant of the highest office in my state, went on a radio show where he called me a prop for liberal groups.

functionalhumanbeing.blogspot.com

And she still doesn’t.

Wow, not taking any sh*t.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:26:38am
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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:26:58am

re: #303 Jenner7

Now, will Trump dump Corey??

nope.

But he’ll gain a few percentage points in the polls.

And the wall just got 10’ higher, probably.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:27:03am

re: #301 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Even I can struggle with some of them, namely the ones in the Midlands, though I have gotten much better example.

dexys midnight runners come on eileen

Lyrics:

Poor old Johnny Ray
Sounded sad upon the radio
He moved a million hearts in Mono
Our mothers cried
Sang along, who’d blame them

Now you’re grown,
(You’re grown up)
So grown
Now I must say more than ever, come on Eileen
Toora loora toora loo rye ay
And we can sing just like our fathers

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress, my thoughts I confess
“Verge on dirty”,
Ah come on Eileen
Come on Eileen

These people round here
Wear beaten down eyes sunk in smoke dried faces;
So resigned to what their fate is
But not us, no never, no not us, no never
We are far too young and clever

Toora loora toora loo rye ay
Eileen, I’ll hum this tune forever

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
Ah come on let’s, take off everything
Pretty red dress, Eileen tell him yes
Ah come on let’s, ah come on Eileen

That pretty red dress, Eileen tell him yes
Ah come on let’s, ah come on Eileen, please

Toora toora, too loora
(Oh Eileen)

Come on Eileen, too loo rye ay
(These things that are real so, how you feel)
Come on Eileen, too loo rye ay
(Now I must say more than ever)
Toora toora, too loora
(Things round here change)
(I said toora loora)
Come on Eileen, too loo rye ay
(Toora loo rye ay)
Come on Eileen, too loo rye ay
Toora toora, too loora

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything
With you in that dress my thoughts I confess
Verge on dirty, ah come on Eileen

Come on Eileen, oh I swear what he means
At this moment, you mean everything
In that dress oh my thoughts I confess
Well they’re dirty, on Eileen

Come on Eileen, whoa what he means
Oh, ah come on, everything

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Dave In Austin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:27:12am

re: #281 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Shoe. Dropped.

Hits floor….. KABOOM!!!

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:27:48am

re: #293 Franklin

Didn’t think it was. I realized there was private info the moment I posted it, hence the quick edit/retraction change to my post.

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Jenner7  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:28:03am

HAHAHAHAHHAAAHAHAHA.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:28:34am

re: #308 Ziggy_TARDIS

Updinged for the musical reference.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:28:43am

re: #303 Jenner7

Now, will Trump dump Corey??

I doubt it. He’ll probably double down and file suit against Fields.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:29:28am

re: #308 Ziggy_TARDIS

wow, haven’t heard that version in a long time… so used to the Save Ferris version (fun side note, my cousin was in the band, so in college I got to see a couple of really good ska shows - and now I miss the late 90s again).

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:29:31am

re: #281 lawhawk

Shoe. Dropped.

Damn libtard political correctness….

////

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:31:19am

So the older guy in my FB friends who’s all-in for Trump, and who has a scientific and engineering background, calls calculus a “mathematical belief system” and that it has no basis in reality.

Jaw dropper.

Also, he’s apparently not too keen on the concept of i = SQRT(-1).

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:32:53am

re: #313 makeitstop

I doubt it. He’ll probably double down and file suit against Fields.

I TOLDS YA TO KNOCK EM THE FUCK OUT, YOU LOSER!!!211! BUT YOUR A GOOD PERSON, A FABULOUS PERSON, I’LL TOTALLY DEFEND YOU… HUH? IN COURT? WITH ONE OF MY LAWYERS? NO, NO, NO, I MEANT ON MEET THE PRESS

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:35:16am

re: #282 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’m not sure they know what Cicero meant by “rhetoric.” The meaning has changed over the last two millennia.

Isn’t Rhetoric just another word for speaking an argument? I think Trump is fantastic at speaking in monosyllabic sound bites. That’s not puff it’s his attraction to 5th grade mindsets.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:36:33am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:36:46am

re: #281 lawhawk

Shoe. Dropped.

1) Michelle Fields better hire personal security. 2) The Rage Furby’s of the world are going spend every waking moment trying to dissect her entire life.

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Jenner7  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:36:56am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:37:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:37:57am
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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:39:10am

re: #316 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

So the older guy in my FB friends who’s all-in for Trump, and who has a scientific and engineering background, calls calculus a “mathematical belief system” and that it has no basis in reality.

Jaw dropper.

Also, he’s apparently not too keen on the concept of i = SQRT(-1).

Philosophically, I would agree with him on the first, in that no mathematical system is based in the real world (Einstein has a good discussion of this about geometry in his book on the Special Theory of Relativity). We don’t have a hypothesis about the number 1 that we test against reality.

The term “belief system” in this context has not meaning, though I know what he’s trying for.

On the other hand, not accepting that i = sqrt( -1 ) is silly. It’s a definition. Does he also have trouble with the concept of irrational numbers? Or that you can add two terms with different exponents (ax^2 + bx, for instance)? I bring these up because they also confused even some mathematicians.

Edit: Actually, i has a pretty solid foundation in electromagnetism as a useful mechanism for explaining the properties of changing electric and magnetic fields.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:41:01am

re: #318 MsJ

Isn’t Rhetoric just another word for speaking an argument? I think Trump is fantastic at speaking in monosyllabic sound bites. That’s not puff it’s his attraction to 5th grade mindsets.

Classically, rhetoric was an advanced form of discourse, along with logic and grammar. It required knowledge of a wide range of subjects.
en.wikipedia.org

Trump’s verbiage is about as far from classical rhetoric as one can get as a functionally literate adult.

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withak  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:41:28am

An old college friend dropped this stinker on FB:

It’s Time for Hillary Clinton to Concede the Democratic Nomination to Bernie Sanders

emailzzz!!111

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:42:47am

Palin’s advice to those who want to be informed:

LOLOLOLOL

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:05am

re: #324 Belafon

Philosophically, I would agree with him on the first, in that no mathematical system is based in the real world (Einstein has a good discussion of this about geometry in his book on the Special Theory of Relativity). We don’t have a hypothesis about the number 1 that we test against reality.

The term “belief system” in this context has not meaning, though I know what he’s trying for.

On the other hand, not accepting that i = sqrt( -1 ) is silly. It’s a definition. Does he also have trouble with the concept of irrational numbers? Or that you can add two terms with different exponents (ax^2 + bx, for instance)? I bring these up because they also confused even some mathematicians.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:05am

re: #316 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

So the older guy in my FB friends who’s all-in for Trump, and who has a scientific and engineering background, calls calculus a “mathematical belief system” and that it has no basis in reality.

Jaw dropper.

Also, he’s apparently not too keen on the concept of i = SQRT(-1).

Wait, I am familiar with this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:19am

re: #308 Ziggy_TARDIS

Even I can struggle with some of them, namely the ones in the Midlands, though I have gotten much better example.

[Embedded content]

Video

Lyrics:

There’s a brilliant scene in “Hot Fuzz” in which a local has such a thick Somerset accent that his translator needs a translator.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:21am

re: #325 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Classically, rhetoric was an advanced form of discourse, along with logic and grammar. It required knowledge of a wide range of subjects.
en.wikipedia.org

Trump’s verbiage is about as far from classical rhetoric as one can get as a functionally literate adult.

ThinkProg made up their own definition of “rhetoric” on the spot meaning “an exaggerated style of speaking intended to persuade people” or in plain English, bullshit.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:54am

re: #329 Ziggy_TARDIS

More examples.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:43:58am
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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:44:24am

re: #322 Charles Johnson

As Warner Wolf would say, Let’s Go To The Video Tape.

Ayep. He grabbed her. That’s assault. Doesn’t matter that he doesn’t know who she was. The unlawful physical contact was a simple assault.

Thanks for playing Corey. You and your boss are petulant little men who don’t know how to deal with women (or minorities, or anyone else) because you think they’re beneath you.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:44:54am

re: #326 withak

I had a Facebook friend post the same article.

I pointed out that something that isn’t a scandal yet isn’t a good enough reason to suspend the primaries.

I try not to be nauseated by how easily people throw democracy out the window. I’m not succeeding these days.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:44:57am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

Palin’s advice to those who want to be informed:

LOLOLOLOL

What does Half Gov Palin’s Twitter assistant link to? (can’t imagine Palin using the word “myriad”.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:44:58am

re: #332 The Vicious Babushka

ThinkProg made up their own definition of “rhetoric” on the spot meaning “an exaggerated style of speaking intended to persuade people” or in plain English, bullshit.

Wow, that was epic! You literally decimated them!!!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:45:38am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:45:41am

re: #324 Belafon

Philosophically, I would agree with him on the first, in that no mathematical system is based in the real world (Einstein has a good discussion of this about geometry in his book on the Special Theory of Relativity). We don’t have a hypothesis about the number 1 that we test against reality.

The term “belief system” in this context has not meaning, though I know what he’s trying for.

On the other hand, not accepting that i = sqrt( -1 ) is silly. It’s a definition. Does he also have trouble with the concept of irrational numbers? Or that you can add two terms with different exponents (ax^2 + bx, for instance)? I bring these up because they also confused even some mathematicians.

He wants to debate these points with me the next time we meet, but debating abstract shit with an engineer is doomed to failure, in my experience. All I said in reply was, “Yet, it works.”

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:46:37am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

By the power of Greyskull! /

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:47:50am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

There’s a brilliant scene in “Hot Fuzz” in which a local has such a thick Somerset accent that his translator needs a translator.

The DVD version of Snatch has subtitles specifically for Brad Pitt (who plays a Pikey), he’s got one brief monologue where the subtitle just reads “?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:47:55am

re: #337 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

What does Half Gov Palin’s Twitter assistant link to? (can’t imagine Palin using the word “myriad”.)

her FB page

Facebook Post

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:49:02am

re: #332 The Vicious Babushka

ThinkProg made up their own definition of “rhetoric” on the spot meaning “an exaggerated style of speaking intended to persuade people” or in plain English, bullshit.

It’s the everyday understanding of “rhetoric,” much like the everyday understanding of “theory.” Both wrong when applied to persuasive speech (like lawyering) and science (like evilution).

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:49:03am

re: #340 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He wants to debate these points with me the next time we meet, but debating abstract shit with an engineer is doomed to failure, in my experience. All I said in reply was, “Yet, it works.”

Good reply. It does work. Which is one of those interesting questions about the universe. It works almost too well.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:49:16am
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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:50:48am

re: #322 Charles Johnson

Police release surveillance video showing physical incident between Trump campaign manager and reporter.

Wow, that puts everything in place. Basically confirms every bit of her account.

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withak  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:51:03am

re: #336 Romantic Heretic

I had a Facebook friend post the same article.

I pointed out that something that isn’t a scandal yet isn’t a good enough reason to suspend the primaries.

I try not to be nauseated by how easily people throw democracy out the window. I’m not succeeding these days.

I’ve just decided to let it pass without engaging; this is a good friend with a notoriously low attention span, so it’s likely that he didn’t even read the whole thing…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:51:10am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:51:33am
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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:52:57am

Florida simple assault:

Misdemeanor 2d degree - up to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500.

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:53:19am

re: #346 Charles Johnson

Wait, is the claim that he “shoved” her a thing? First I’ve heard anything but “grabbed”.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:53:50am

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s funny, I’ve mentioned I have an internet friend that writes for a conservative publication. She was taking shots at Obama for standing in front of the Che (spit) mural and I pointed out there’s photos of Reagan giving a speech in front of a bust of Lenin or GWB doing a photo op in front of a statue of Mao. Her response was “yeah, but he’s supposed to be the social media president.” I still really don’t understand the instinctive dislike of Obama

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:53:54am

re: #345 Belafon

Good reply. It does work. Which is one of those interesting questions about the universe. It works almost too well.

As a physics teacher, I was always impressed at how well math explains the physical world. I can understand why the Pythagoreans believed in the mystical power of numbers.

For an engineer to doubt the reality of i = SQRT(-1) is OK, but one needs complex numbers for AC circuit analysis and a whole host of other topics in engineering and the physical sciences.

I think this guy is also a Buddhist. So, it’s even more perplexing that he’s hung up on basic abstract math.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:08am

So I assume Trump is going to pay Lewandowskis legal fees?

//

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:14am
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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:28am

re: #352 Franklin

Wait, is the claim that he “shoved” her a thing? First I’ve heard anything but “grabbed”.

Trumpeters have their goalposts mounted on wheels.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:38am

re: #349 The Vicious Babushka

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>

[Embedded content]

“Gave Iran to Muslims”? Who do they think was running it prior to 1979? Buddhists?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:54am

deleted for duplication

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:56am

re: #342 KGxvi

The DVD version of Snatch has subtitles specifically for Brad Pitt (who plays a Pikey), he’s got one brief monologue where the subtitle just reads “?”

I vaguely remember that the first time I saw Trainspotting it had subtitles, but that they released another non-Scot-friendly version.

When I went to visit my brother in England I had to have him translate a few times.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:54:59am

re: #330 Dr. Matt

What part of the screen does the incident happen? I watched it a few times and there are too many people and I don’t recognize either one from that angle.

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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:55:00am

re: #349 The Vicious Babushka

Gave Iran to Muslims in 1979? They just missed… by 13 centuries

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:55:35am

re: #353 KGxvi

It’s funny, I’ve mentioned I have an internet friend that writes for a conservative publication. She was taking shots at Obama for standing in front of the Che (spit) mural and I pointed out there’s photos of Reagan giving a speech in front of a bust of Lenin or GWB doing a photo op in front of a statue of Mao. Her response was “yeah, but he’s supposed to be the social media president.” I still really don’t understand the instinctive dislike of Obama

Skin color

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:56:13am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:56:21am

re: #361 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

What part of the screen does the incident happen? I watched it a few times and there are too many people and I don’t recognize either one from that angle.

Look for the female in the yellow shirt/sweater nearly dead center of the screen and she walks to the right bottom corner.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:56:25am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:56:37am

re: #361 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

What part of the screen does the incident happen? I watched it a few times and there are too many people and I don’t recognize either one from that angle.

Expand the screen and pause at the beginning so you can get a fix on who’s who. Then you’ll see CL lean in front of another man to pull Fields away from Trump.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:57:10am

re: #361 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

What part of the screen does the incident happen? I watched it a few times and there are too many people and I don’t recognize either one from that angle.

4 seconds in. Lewandowski cuts in front of a guy and grabs the female reporter (Fields).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:57:34am
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KGxvi  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:57:42am

re: #363 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

For some of them, that’s definitely the case. I think for this particular person though, it’s that she’s on Team R and Obama isn’t. Though she is fairly snarky about a lot of Republicans. It’s actually funny because most of her commenters are convinced she’s really a Democrat or lefty in (a bad) disguise.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:58:26am

In a sane year the arrest for assault of a candidates campaign manager would SERIOUSLY damage a campaign.

This year? Who the fuck knows.

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:58:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:58:57am

re: #358 Blind Frog Belly White

“Gave Iran to Muslims”? Who do they think was running it prior to 1979? Buddhists?

It was being run by the Shah, whom we put in power in 1956 after the CIA-backed coup against the democratically elected (socialist) government.

These people treat history like they interpret the Bible: cherry-pick the bits that support your point of view and ignore the rest.

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gocart mozart  Mar 29, 2016 • 8:59:11am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:01:08am

re: #371 Eclectic Cyborg

In a sane year the arrest for assault of a candidates campaign manager would SERIOUSLY damage a campaign.

This year? Who the fuck know.

It’s Trump’s campaign, and the victim was a female reporter. Trump doesn’t seem to respect either women or reporters, and neither do his fans.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:01:14am

The grab in a gif loop:

Video

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:01:25am

re: #362 KGxvi

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:02:02am

re: #365 Dr. Matt

Found it. I don’t know if my internet or the video but it I see frames instead of a continuous movement. From that the best I can see is that it looks like she is saying something to Trump and he reaches out in front of himself and pulls her back. I’ll try watching again on a different computer.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:03:09am

re: #353 KGxvi

It’s funny, I’ve mentioned I have an internet friend that writes for a conservative publication. She was taking shots at Obama for standing in front of the Che (spit) mural and I pointed out there’s photos of Reagan giving a speech in front of a bust of Lenin or GWB doing a photo op in front of a statue of Mao. Her response was “yeah, but he’s supposed to be the social media president.” I still really don’t understand the instinctive dislike of Obama

There is something about him that isn’t like other Presidents; I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it seems to drive a certain pale section of the electorate into an irrational rage.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:03:23am

re: #378 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Found it. I don’t know if my internet or the video but it I see frames instead of a continuous movement. From that the best I can see is that it looks like she is saying something to Trump and he reaches out in front of himself and pulls her back. I’ll try watching again on a different computer.

It’s a surveillance camera. You won’t see it any more fluidly than you’re seeing it in that video.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:03:31am

re: #373 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I know us and Iran will reconcile at some point.

When that happens, there does need to be a Truth and Reconciliation Commission between both of us, with Monetary compensation on both sides.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:03:47am

re: #378 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Found it. I don’t know if my internet or the video but it I see frames instead of a continuous movement. From that the best I can see is that it looks like she is saying something to Trump and he reaches out in front of himself and pulls her back. I’ll try watching again on a different computer.

Surveillance footage often has low frame rate.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:04:00am

And despite the shitshow swirling around Trump for months, he’s now approaching 50% nationally among GOPers.

It makes sense given how many candidates were in the GOP clown bus, and how long it took to winnow the field. That the GOP are the last to know that Trump will be the nominee is also a function of GOP math.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:04:54am

re: #383 lawhawk

It also indicates that many are realizing he probably will be the nominee and getting in early on the “begrudingly accepting” bandwagon.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:05:05am

re: #380 makeitstop

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:06:40am

re: #385 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

Grabbing her constitutes an assault under the law; she doesn’t have to be pummeled with fists.

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Jenner7  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:07:49am

Will Trump be a no show for tonight’s town hall??

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:09:00am

re: #386 Big Beautiful Door

Grabbing her constitutes an assault under the law; she doesn’t have to be pummeled with fists.

Look at how she was dressed, she was asking for it!

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Lidane  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:09:29am

OUTRAGE!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:09:29am

Pro-Tip, when it comes to love, always keep this song in mind.

Meat Loaf - I`d Do Anything for Love (But i won`t do that)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:09:52am

re: #385 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

He didn’t punch her or anything, but the video agrees with her contention that he forcibly grabbed her and pulled her away from questioning Trump. Fields was doing nothing out of the ordinary for a reporter. She was following Trump trying to get another question answered. Lewandowski was out of line in grabbing her. If he wanted to keep her away from Trump, he could have just blocked her path, the way Secret Service and private bodyguards are trained to do (to avoid assault charges being filed against them).

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:10:58am

re: #386 Big Beautiful Door

Grabbing her constitutes an assault under the law; she doesn’t have to be pummeled with fists.

And he grabbed her hard enough to leave a minor bruise/hematoma.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:11:58am

re: #386 Big Beautiful Door

Granted, but I still think it’s a stretch. In the nursing biz you can do many things which can also be considered assault like telling the patient to get his ass back in the fucking bed or accidently giving him a med that he refused. (I haven’t done it yet, but sometimes people open all the meds in the med room and forget which is which, and then the patient says I don’t want the BP pill and you can’t remember which one is the BP pill and so you just say OK I took it out, down the hatch!)

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:12:12am

From here: SIMPLE ASSAULT IN FLORIDA

To prove the crime of assault at trial, the State must establish three factual elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

• The defendant intentionally and unlawfully threatened, by word or act, to do violence to the alleged victim;
• At the time the threat was made, the defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat; and
• The threat created in the mind of the alleged victim a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:12:19am

Lewandowski is a former NH State trooper; he should know better.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:12:34am

re: #385 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

Under the law, that’s assault. He supposedly grabbed her with such force, he raised bruises on her arm through the jacket she was wearing.

He’s been charged. The police seem to see an assault as well.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:13:24am

They should give him 60 days in jail to be served September 5 - November 5.

:P

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:13:40am

O_o

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:13:51am

re: #392 Dr. Matt

That’s the kind of thing that the vid obviously wouldn’t catch. I suppose that the video probably sheds the least amount of light on the incident.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:14:22am

re: #393 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Granted, but I still think it’s a stretch. In the nursing biz you can do many things which can also be considered assault like telling the patient to get his ass back in the fucking bed or accidently giving him a med that he refused.

Lewandowski isn’t a nurse. He’s a campaign manager for a presidential candidate.

Also a fucking thug.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:14:56am

re: #385 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

784.011 Assault.—
An “assault” is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.

784.03 Battery; felony battery.—
(1)(a) The offense of battery occurs when a person:
1. Actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2. Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (2), a person who commits battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

So, to clarify from above, he’s being charged with simple battery - all it takes is Corey intentiononally grabbing someone against the will of the other person (Fields). Punches need not be thrown. The evidence shows that harm was done.

And that leads to a fine and jail of up to a year.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:14:58am

re: #399 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

That’s the kind of thing that the vid obviously wouldn’t catch. I suppose that the video probably sheds the least amount of light on the incident.

I disagree. The latest video unequivocally shows her getting grabbed and yanked back. The other 3 videos were not nearly this clear.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:15:22am

re: #395 Barefoot Grin

Lewandowski is a former NH State trooper; he should know better.

Why should he know better? What are the odds he was a bad cop? /half

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Kent Dorfman  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:15:27am

re: #385 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

As much as I’d enjoy the prospect of watching Trump and the Trumpeteers defend the guy, I don’t see an assault.

and Trump’s numbers will go up because of this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:16:02am

Two things:
He was charged with battery-simple (touch or strike).

Assault is the crime of trying or threatening to hurt someone physically. One doesn’t have to actually make contact with someone for there to be an assault. Battery is the actual contact. Often the two charges are combined.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:16:12am

re: #400 makeitstop

I don’t know what he did before he was the campaign manager, but he sure is in over his head. My story was just to illustrate that you can assault somebody in a lot of ways you don’t realize.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:16:49am

re: #399 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

That’s the kind of thing that the vid obviously wouldn’t catch. I suppose that the video probably sheds the least amount of light on the incident.

It’s a better angle than the others I’ve seen shot from shoulder height. There were some RWNJ sites sharing a video that they claim showed an entirely different person grabbing Fields. At least the surveillance camera footage makes it clear Lewandowski was the guy impeding her progress, and not some other dude.

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:18:30am

EDIT: Nevermind. I thought the charge was simple assault, not battery.

ORINGINAL POST BELOW:

They may have a hard time with the intent, hopefully some of out legal eagles can weigh in:

The intent at issue in an assault prosecution is not the intent to actually commit a violent act. Rather, the State must prove that the defendant intended to commit an act that was substantially certain to put the victim in fear of imminent violence. Pinkney v. State, 74 So. 3d 572 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011).

It is immaterial whether the defendant actually intended to carry out his or her threat. Pinkney, 74 So. 3d at 578-79.

also:

The ‘intentional and unlawful threat’ element of an assault charge addresses the defendant’s intent, not the reaction of the person perceiving the word or act. Benitez v. State, 901 So. 2d 935, 937 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005).

Both quotes from here: husseinandwebber.com

He could say that he “intended” to separate her from Trump and that’s it. He did not intend “imminent violence”.

IAFFAL (I am far from a lawyer).

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:19:39am

re: #403 lawhawk

Why should he know better? What are the odds he was a bad cop? /half

It wouldn’t surprise me. Maybe that is the mode he falls into in dealing perceived threats to Trump.

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blueraven  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:19:52am

Watching the video in full screen mode, it appears that he grabbed her pretty forcefully.
I think some men often dont think this is a big deal. But I am here to say to men…it is a big deal.

I have been grabbed in a similar manner before. Been left with the bruises and the feeling of being violated. It hurts. Physically and emotionally. The reporter was doing her job. This was assault. Period.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:22:11am

I don’t think planets being hit with asteroids and comets are as rare as we think.

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wrenchwench  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:23:01am

As much as I like Dolores Huerta, I have mixed feelings about this message:

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:25:24am

Chuck C Johnson is working to increase the pixel size and enhance the video to prove Corey didn’t touch her.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:25:29am

re: #412 Ziggy_TARDIS

Well Jupiter is freaking ginormous (technically speaking). Stands to reason it would get pinged quite a bit more than we would.

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:27:14am
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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:27:40am

re: #393 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Granted, but I still think it’s a stretch. In the nursing biz you can do many things which can also be considered assault like telling the patient to get his ass back in the fucking bed or accidently giving him a med that he refused. (I haven’t done it yet, but sometimes people open all the meds in the med room and forget which is which, and then the patient says I don’t want the BP pill and you can’t remember which one is the BP pill and so you just say OK I took it out, down the hatch!)

You have the right to do things as a nurse that you can’t anywhere else. Kind of like a cop has the right to use force that others don’t.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:28:27am

re: #416 lawhawk

lawhawk, will Corey have to turn himself in and get a mugshot?

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Franklin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:29:16am

re: #418 Dr. Matt

lawhawk, will Corey have to turn himself in and get a mugshot?

I think he has already been processed and given a court date.

EDIT:

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:30:47am

re: #412 Ziggy_TARDIS

I don’t think planets being hit with asteroids and comets are as rare as we think.

They would be more common here if Jupiter didn’t take a lot for the team.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:31:27am

re: #412 Ziggy_TARDIS

I don’t think planets being hit with asteroids and comets are as rare as we think.

Earth has the benefit of having a relatively large nearby satellite (da Moon!) as a “shield,” and the added benefit of being a relatively small target. Jupiter, on the other hand, has a lot of tiny moons (relative to its size) that don’t block much “traffic.” Jupiter is also the biggest target and the most massive of the planets, so it’s practically yelling, “Come and get me!”

We haven’t had a significant hit in 50,000 years. en.wikipedia.org

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ObserverArt  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:31:44am

A reminder for anyone interested in the USA Men’s national soccer team. They have a make-or-break qualification game tonight against Guatemala. The game will be here in Columbus at Columbus Crew/Mapfre Stadium where so far the US team had had great support and important wins.

Following last Friday’s loss in Guatemala City, the coach Jurgen Klinsmann is on the hot seat to keep his job. There are many US soccer fans not happy with how the team has played under him. If they lose tonight, there is a pretty good chance they won’t qualify for The World Cup.

A bit from ESPN…who will have the game on ESPN2 at 7:00 PM Eastern.

Now, the stakes on Tuesday are immense — much higher than they were in October. Qualifying for the Confederations Cup can be filed under “nice to have,” not “have to have.” And as much as Klinsmann has stressed the importance of Olympic qualification, a failure to qualify for Rio won’t do near the damage that a World Cup qualifying flameout would. Which is why for all intents and purposes, Tuesday’s game in Columbus is a must-win situation. A failure by the senior side to achieve victory would leave the U.S. not only needing to win its last two games — including a far-from-easy home tilt against Trinidad and Tobago — but possibly relying on other results or goal difference to scrape through.

Go Team USA!

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lawhawk  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:31:59am

The Trump campaign simply operates in a different reality than everyone else. Lies and obfuscations are its stock and trade. And his supporters don’t care. At All.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:36:03am

re: #412 Ziggy_TARDIS

I don’t think planets being hit with asteroids and comets are as rare as we think.

[Embedded content]

He is out there keeping us safe. For free even.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:36:14am

re: #422 ObserverArt

A reminder for anyone interested in the USA Men’s national soccer team. They have a make-or-break qualification game tonight against Guatemala. The game will be here in Columbus at Columbus Crew/Mapfre Stadium where so far the US team had had great support and important wins.

Following last Friday’s loss in Guatemala City, the coach Jurgen Klinsmann is on the hot seat to keep his job. There are many US soccer fans not happy with how the team has played under him. If they lose tonight, there is a pretty good chance they won’t qualify for The World Cup.

A bit from ESPN…who will have the game on ESPN2 at 7:00 PM Eastern.

Go Team USA!

Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be watching. The first game was brutally hot, so maybe the Columbus weather will help, too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:36:31am

I wonder if Lewandowski would be ballsy enough to skip his court date.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:37:50am

re: #422 ObserverArt

I’m not sure the USA will ever be a strong contender in soccer. It’s just not part of the national psyche here the way it is in most of the rest of the world. I want to see them succeed but still…

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wrenchwench  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:39:24am

This is like the opposite of Malheur:

[…]

But local activists have recently shut down the park to outsiders and are threatening to never let them return. The dramatic action, which occurred three weeks ago, was taken after a group of mountaineers played a soccer game on one of the park’s fragile glaciers.

[…]

But for campesino organizations, the high-altitude soccer demo was the latest example of how tourism has run amuck in the park. That’s why some 60 campesinos and indigenous people from the nearby U’wa reservation are peacefully occupying the park, blocking all three entrances and patrolling the area to catch any tourists who try to sneak past their checkpoints.

[…]

Members of the indigenous guard now patrol the area, armed only with their ceremonial batons
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Romantic Heretic  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:40:17am

re: #373 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Mythology is almost always preferred by ideologues to history. Mythology ‘proves they’re right’, and that they are on the side of the angels.

History doesn’t prove anything and speaks of movement rather than dialectic.

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:41:27am

re: #353 KGxvi

It’s funny, I’ve mentioned I have an internet friend that writes for a conservative publication. She was taking shots at Obama for standing in front of the Che (spit) mural and I pointed out there’s photos of Reagan giving a speech in front of a bust of Lenin or GWB doing a photo op in front of a statue of Mao. Her response was “yeah, but he’s supposed to be the social media president.” I still really don’t understand the instinctive dislike of Obama

Optics (as well as everything else) only matter if you’re a democrat.

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MsJ  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:46:17am

re: #395 Barefoot Grin

Lewandowski is a former NH State trooper; he should know better.

That’s not terrifying or anything.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:52:18am

re: #428 wrenchwench

I’ve been noticing a lot of stories like the soccer game recently, about tourists flouting rules and customs in the nation they are in, and causing trouble for themselves, or people who come afterwards.

The locals have reason to be pissed.

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retired cynic  Mar 29, 2016 • 9:57:13am

re: #227 Dr. Matt

The embryo and fetus is not part of baby whiplash’s body either…..so the why hell is so concerned and trying to dictate what others do?

I’m jumping down the thread, so forgive me if this has been said already: it is part of the woman’s body until it can live without her. IMO.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Mar 29, 2016 • 10:00:05am

re: #429 Romantic Heretic

Mythology is almost always preferred by ideologues to history. Mythology ‘proves they’re right’, and that they are on the side of the angels.

History doesn’t prove anything and speaks of movement rather than dialectic.

Mythology can be a lot more selective than history, after all, the latter is based on facts.

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2016 • 12:39:37pm

re: #427 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m not sure the USA will ever be a strong contender in soccer. It’s just not part of the national psyche here the way it is in most of the rest of the world. I want to see them succeed but still…

The woman’s team is world champions.


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