Breitbart “News” Finally Goes All-in on White Supremacism

The dead end of Breitbart’s hate site
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Of course it’s Milo Yiannopoulos (with his crony Allum Bokhari) who finally takes Breitbart “News” all the way over the line into overt white supremacism, with a lengthy, utterly disgusting article singing the praises of the “alt-right” movement — the latest term neo-Nazis, Gamergate trolls and white nationalists use to describe themselves: An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right.

We’ve written about the so-called “alt-right” movement many times; the term was coined by infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer sometime around 2010, and has since been wholeheartedly adopted by the kinds of people who pollute sites like Twitter and Facebook with harassment, antisemitism and racist hate speech.

Yiannopoulos’ ugly apologia for racism doesn’t even try to hide that it’s a movement of knuckle-draggers and neo-Nazis; in fact, he openly exults in the fact, praising people like Pat Buchanan, Richard Spencer and Steve Sailer and websites such as VDARE and American Renaissance as “intellectual” — and shrugging off their virulent racism by saying it’s nothing but a leftist smear and doesn’t really exist. And he doesn’t shy away from the outright neo-Nazis who make up the core constituency of this movement, calling them the “1488rs” — a reference that combines two of the ugliest racist memes, the “14 words” of neo-Nazi terrorist David Lane and the number 88, a numerical reference to “Heil Hitler.”

In our many posts on the Breitbart “News” business model of encouraging hate speech and racism among their commenters, we’ve often compared the comment sections to the worst sewers of the Internet, places like Stormfront.

Now Breitbart “News” itself will forever be associated with racism and white supremacism. This is the dead end of right wing media, folks; the final Rubicon has been crossed.

I won’t even get into the comment thread for this one. It’s exactly what you’d expect.

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348 comments

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:11:02am

I noticed Baby Whiplash doesn’t RT Milo Yeahimadumbass as much as he used to. Does this mean it’s finally splitsville for these BFF’s?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:13:50am

United Airlines kicked a Muslim Family off a flight.

Again.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:14:15am

“I wasn’t going to be honest, but then I got high.”

Thanks to Milo for the clarification. Let’s get it all out there.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:15:24am

Imagine my surprise

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:16:34am
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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:16:58am

I find it hard to believe how a gay man, well out of the closet and mildy flamboyant, can exalt in such a position with the alt-right community. They clearly don’t accept LGBT but will keep mum if Milo is out front dishing it out.

How he reconciles this internally is a great mystery.

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CriticalDragon1177  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:17:21am

Charles Johnson

I might say that if Breitbart was still alive, he would be ashamed, except I don’t think he had any shame. Heck he’d probably be so proud of them openly “speaking the truth.”

This makes me more glad than ever that I saw the light and walked away from the GOP. I also wished I had seen the light earlier.

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CriticalDragon1177  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:19:06am

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

I noticed Baby Whiplash doesn’t RT Milo Yeahimadumbass as much as he used to. Does this mean it’s finally splitsville for these BFF’s?

I don’t know. Maybe Ben just didn’t like being kicked out of the club. He doesn’t like having to swim in the kiddie pool.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:19:30am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

He doesn’t reconcile anything. He’s a sociopathic, masochistic little shit who enjoys pissing in people’s cheerios for a living, like his dumb furry sidekick. The kid is broken and he’s found a way to make money off of it.

That’s another thing we can thank reality TV and social media for.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:19:41am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

I find it hard to believe how a gay man, well out of the closet and mildy flamboyant, can exalt in such a position with the alt-right community. They clearly don’t accept LGBT but will keep mum if Milo is out front dishing it out.

How he reconciles this internally is a great mystery.

Hey, MIlo, no matter what you say or how much you act like them, they will never make you part of their group. They will turn on you.

I’ve said a similar thing about Shapiro.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:24:29am
the final Rubicon has been crossed.

This sounds suspiciously like a declaration that Peak Wingnut has been achieved, while we all know Peak Wingnut is a myth.

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:25:12am

At one time I had hoped humanity was growing out of these archaic thought patterns.

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CriticalDragon1177  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:25:28am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

I find it hard to believe how a gay man, well out of the closet and mildy flamboyant, can exalt in such a position with the alt-right community. They clearly don’t accept LGBT but will keep mum if Milo is out front dishing it out.

How he reconciles this internally is a great mystery.

There was this openly gay racist on youtube who went name “Fringe Elements.” He was so bad that he didn’t see a conflict between Jim Crow segregation and the Libertarian non aggression principal. People like them, only seem to understand what bigotry is, when it affects them. Truth is, through, if the Nazis that both people supported ever gained power, do they really think they wouldn’t turn on them as well?

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:25:33am

“I’m such a clever little fop, defending you delightful rubes! What do I receive in return?”
“We hang you last.”
“It’s a deal! A haw haw haw!”

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CriticalDragon1177  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:26:06am

re: #12 b_sharp

At one time I had hoped humanity was growing out of these archaic thought patterns.

Probably never going to happen, unfortunately.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:27:13am

re: #10 Belafon

Hey, MIlo: No matter what you say or how much you act like them, they will never make you part of their group. They will turn on you.

I’ve said a similar thing about Shapiro.

While I understand that someone gay might follow a Conservative political philosophy, I’d think that joining a group that openly thinks you don’t deserve equal rights would be a bridge too far. I mean, I understand not being a one-issue voter, but still.

Ah, well. It takes all kinds.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:28:31am

re: #12 b_sharp

At one time I had hoped humanity was growing out of these archaic thought patterns.

Many are, and have. Sadly, this made the ones who hadn’t get really loud and threatening.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:32:03am

Talking about possible replacements for Reince

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:33:05am
“…Neoreactionaries appeared quite by accident, growing from debates on LessWrong. com, a community blog set up by Silicon Valley machine intelligence researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky. The purpose of the blog was to explore ways to apply the latest research on cognitive science to overcome human bias, including bias in political thought and philosophy.

LessWrong urged its community members to think like machines rather than humans. Contributors were encouraged to strip away self-censorship, concern for one’s social standing, concern for other people’s feelings, and any other inhibitors to rational thought.”

Also see The Walking Dead

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:33:37am

re: #17 Blind Frog Belly White

Many are, and have. Sadly, this made the ones who hadn’t get really loud and threatening.

They scream damned loud for an ideology that’s dying.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:34:36am

re: #15 CriticalDragon1177

Probably never going to happen, unfortunately.

It is, I am afraid, hardwired in humans. It takes a great deal of self awareness and moral courage to break free of that hardwiring.

Which is something human beings are not hardwired for.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:34:40am

I’ll be writing a page on the MS “religious freedom” bill lately.

As a Lizard and a Mississipian I just wanted to stake my claim. :P

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:34:56am

I guess the urge to be a sociopath an engaging in the group to outdo each other bypasses the question of his sexuality. On some level I have empathy for him but it’s overshadowed by my abhorrence for what he is and does.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:35:41am

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

While I understand that someone gay might follow a Conservative political philosophy, I’d think that joining a group that openly thinks you don’t deserve equal rights would be a bridge too far. I mean, I understand not being a one-issue voter, but still.

Ah, well. It takes all kinds.

I believe they think “They will make an exception for me certainly!”

Also the fact that Yeahimadumbass does not live in the USA so he can encourage homophobia here but enjoy equal rights where he lives.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:37:46am

re: #11 Testy Toad T

This sounds suspiciously like a declaration that Peak Wingnut has been achieved, while we all know Peak Wingnut is a myth.

When you openly align yourself with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, I don’t see anywhere else left to go, except maybe cannibalism.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:38:39am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When you openly align yourself with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, I don’t see anywhere else left to go, except maybe cannibalism.

Well, they could publish a favorable review of Batman vs. Superman.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:39:20am

I just can’t even

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:39:35am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

As ideological trolls, they are committed to saying that cannibalism is rational and logical, as long as it’s a social taboo.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:40:11am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When you openly align yourself with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, I don’t see anywhere else left to go, except maybe cannibalism.

Declaring that liederhosen, brown shirts, and knee socks are the new official business attire.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:43:16am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When you openly align yourself with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, I don’t see anywhere else left to go, except maybe cannibalism.

Challenge. Accepted!
/wait, what?

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TedStriker  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:44:34am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

When you openly align yourself with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, I don’t see anywhere else left to go, except maybe cannibalism.

Well, there’s also bestiality…

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:45:15am

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

While I understand that someone gay might follow a Conservative political philosophy, I’d think that joining a group that openly thinks you don’t deserve equal rights would be a bridge too far. I mean, I understand not being a one-issue voter, but still.

Ah, well. It takes all kinds.

Some men just want to be where the money and power are and screw everything else.

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TedStriker  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:46:13am

re: #32 stpaulbear

Some men just want to be where the money and power are and screw everything else.

“Fuck you, I got mine!”, taken to its logical conclusion.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:47:12am

re: #20 b_sharp

They scream damned loud for an ideology that’s dying.

You knew it wasn’t going to die quietly.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:50:20am
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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:50:46am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

I find it hard to believe how a gay man, well out of the closet and mildy flamboyant, can exalt in such a position with the alt-right community. They clearly don’t accept LGBT but will keep mum if Milo is out front dishing it out.

How he reconciles this internally is a great mystery.

Denial of his own self and a bit of cover at the same time.

I always get a chuckle when I see someone like Milo use a word like “intellectual” when in fact the Alt Right is as base as it gets.

And one more point…isn’t the guy that took over Breitbart Jewish? I know Bennie Shapiro was there too…how does that work?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:51:12am

re: #32 stpaulbear

Some men just want to be where the money and power are and screw everything else.

There’s also the fact that if Milo were a liberal gay man, he’d be just one voice among many, and the fact that he’s not really very good at his job would be a problem for him. But as a gay man on the worst fringes of the Right, he gets to be a unicorn. A unicorn whose farts smell like he’d been eating sugar-free gummi bears, but a unicorn nonetheless.

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jaunte  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:51:18am

re: #35 Kragar

Stay tuned…

Rand Paul Radio.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:51:43am

re: #35 Kragar

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Sanders?
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:51:54am

get used to saying ‘president trump’

then, ‘trumpflation’ and ‘trumpression’

next, ‘disgraced ex president trump’

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:52:06am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:52:49am

re: #35 Kragar

Is Rand Paul still employed?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:54:12am

re: #35 Kragar

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I already know…it’s April Fool’s Day…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:54:57am

Regarding the discussion about record number of downdings downstairs, it’s worth noting too that Charles used to allow a much longer window of time for dinging on comments. (I don’t know what the window is now, but I do know he’s said in the past that it’s much shorter than it was when the annefrance comment was posted.)

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:55:28am

re: #35 Kragar

@RandPaul
I have a major endorsement announcement to make tomorrow. Stay tuned…

An April Fools joke no doubt…
whether he’s serious or not…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:56:18am

re: #44 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Regarding the discussion about record number of downdings downstairs, it’s worth noting too that Charles used to allow a much longer window of time for dinging on comments. (I don’t know what the window is now, but I do know he’s said in the past that it’s much shorter than it was when the annefrance comment was posted.)

(PSST! Can someone briefly explain? I don’t have time to go looking. THANKS!!!)

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:56:38am

re: #41 klys (maker of Silmarils)

How big is the ‘mass’? Fifty people?

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:57:26am
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Alephnaught  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:57:52am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

I find it hard to believe how a gay man, well out of the closet and mildy flamboyant, can exalt in such a position with the alt-right community. They clearly don’t accept LGBT but will keep mum if Milo is out front dishing it out.

How he reconciles this internally is a great mystery.

Mildly flamboyant? He calls Donald Trump “Daddy”, for goodness sake. And he dresses like a wonky Don Johnson from “Miami Vice”. And he used his position in Breitbart to troll it’s readership about how much much he likes black cock up him. Virtually everything about him screams “flamboyant attention-seeking professional knob-end”.

As to how he reconciles it- he doesn’t have to. He’s in a privileged enough position not to have to deal with any consequences of his actions. Whether that remains the case, we shall see.

I must also add, speaking as a gay man myself, I think Milo is really playing with fire the way he’s trolling the Breitbart readership. I recognise the tropes he he’s playing with: the cliche of Nazis being homoerotic, and also the S&M elements. (Eg Trump = “Daddy”) He’s openly promoting fascism as a gay fetishistic porn fantasy, and doing it right in the face of an audience who cannot even accept the basic idea of a guy loving another guy.

If (Or, maybe, when) he puts a foot wrong, the reception Ben Shapiro got post-Breitbart will seem like an amicable disarrangement compared to what will happen to Milo.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:57:59am

re: #46 Blind Frog Belly White

(PSST! Can someone briefly explain? I don’t have time to go looking. THANKS!!!)

annefrance didn’t like Palin in 2008, back when this was a conservative site. She also said that Palin should have aborted Trig, which, just, no. As VB said, pro-choice means pro-supporting the woman’s decision to carry to term as well.

The comment earned 467 downdings. mroop’s contribution is sitting at like -71.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:58:40am

re: #31 TedStriker

Well, there’s also bestiality…

Chuck C. Johnson already has that one covered.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:59:02am

re: #47 stpaulbear

How big is the ‘mass’? Fifty people?

Hard to say. Most of the reports I’m seeing are coming from Twitter:

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:59:14am

re: #12 b_sharp

At one time I had hoped humanity was growing out of these archaic thought patterns.

All hope is lost! Too many idiots…and now they have this ‘net thing that lends support.

There was video in the previous thread that had former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields being interview and she basically said she wrote confirmation pieces that told people what they want to hear. And she made it a point to say that is what her 18-30 year old target crowd wanted.

If that is the case, nothing is going to change, only get worse. When I was 18 to 30 I couldn’t read enough stuff about what I didn’t know. I wanted as much viewpoint away from my background and those I knew to understand a larger world view…not narrow it down.

Of course…Art college and some mind-altering substances may have played a part in the desire for expansion. : )

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:59:16am

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

annefrance didn’t like Palin in 2008, back when this was a conservative site. She also said that Palin should have aborted Trig, which, just, no. As VB said, pro-choice means pro-supporting the woman’s decision to carry to term as well.

The comment earned 467 downdings. mroop’s contribution is sitting at like -71.

Ah! I’d dig that comment up and downding it myself, if I could.

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:59:23am

re: #49 Alephnaught

Rohmanticism

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 10:59:26am

re: #31 TedStriker

It’s probably the only way they’ll get laid.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:00:19am

re: #6 SoundGuy 2016

I still think that at least 90% of his motivation is to be “scandalous” and embarrass his family. He wants to be Oscar Wilde but has no talent, charm, or flair - so he substitutes awfulness.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:00:39am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson already has that one covered.

Look out, a Rage Furby “lawsuit” in 5…..4….3…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:01:09am

re: #54 Blind Frog Belly White

Ah! I’d dig that comment up and downding it myself, if I could.

You could find the comment, but not downding it anymore.

:)

Anyway, it holds the record for most downvoted comment on the site, but like I said above, the time window where people could downding things was longer then so it’s not quite an apples to apples comparison.

More like apples to pears or something else vaguely similar but not quite exactly the same.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:01:25am

re: #58 Dr. Matt

Look out, a Rage Furby “lawsuit” in 5…..4….3…

Yeah, but without Facebook and Twitter, he’ll have to issue the threat via tin cans and a string.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:02:17am

re: #59 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You could find the comment, but not downding it anymore.

:)

Anyway, it holds the record for most downvoted comment on the site, but like I said above, the time window where people could downding things was longer then so it’s not quite an apples to apples comparison.

More like apples to pears or something else vaguely similar but not quite exactly the same.

I wonder if there were also more people here when the place was full of assholes?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:02:36am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:03:48am

re: #57 Jebediah, RBG

I still think that at least 90% of his motivation is to be “scandalous” and embarrass his family. He wants to be Oscar Wilde but has no talent, charm, or flair - so he substitutes awfulness.

“The only thing worse than being talked about is something even worse!”

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:04:01am

re: #40 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

get used to saying ‘president trump’

then, ‘trumpflation’ and ‘trumpression’

next, ‘disgraced ex president trump’

Nope. Not going to even try to get used to it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:04:34am

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

I wonder if there were also more people here when the place was full of assholes?

I like our nicer, more selective community.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:04:42am

re: #60 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but without Facebook and Twitter, he’ll have to issue the threat via tin cans and a string.

“Honey, why is the neighbor on the roof with semaphore flags?”

“That boy aint right in the head.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:05:10am

re: #64 Belafon

Nope. Not going to even try to get used to it.

How about ‘Trumplectoral Defeat of Trumpmendous proportions’?
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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:07:31am

re: #18 Kragar

Talking about possible replacements for Reince

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I recommend Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I hope she can do for the GOP what she’s done for the DNC.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:08:53am

re: #68 Skip Intro

I recommend Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I hope she can do for the GOP what she’s done for the DNC.

Being a party secretary looks like it’s a thankless and unpleasant job, but she really is just absolutely terrible about everything about it.

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Shimshon  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:10:14am

Milo is a wannabe aristocrat living like he imagines the British aristocracy that favored fascism in the 1930’s. He loves being part of groups that hate that he is as a gay man, it sounds like he has gone through a lot of abuse growing up, and never got treatment. Instead he loves negative attention and will do anything for a paycheck.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:10:47am

Frightening thought…IF (and that’s a big if) Trump is elected, sometime in the next few decades there could be a CVN Trump aircraft carrier.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:12:22am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:13:23am

re: #71 Dr. Matt

Frightening thought…IF (and that’s a big if) Trump is elected, sometime in the next few decades there could be a CVN Trump aircraft carrier.

CVN Bill Clinton and CVN Barack Obama? Oh, that’ll be delicious!

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:13:26am

re: #71 Dr. Matt

Frightening thought…IF (and that’s a big if) Trump is elected, sometime in the next few decades there could be a USS Trump aircraft carrier.

It would have the tiniest little Vienna-sausage catapults, but the flight deck would be yuuuuge and classy and painted gold.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:14:33am

re: #66 Kragar

“Honey, why is the neighbor on the roof with semaphore flags?”

“That boy aint right in the head.”

(Unable to find pic of crying baby from Monty Python’s Semaphore version of ‘Wuthering Heights’)

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:15:14am

re: #65 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I like our nicer, more selective community.

We gots the major diversity here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:15:18am

re: #74 Testy Toad T

It would have the tiniest little Vienna-sausage catapults, but the flight deck would be yuuuuge and classy and painted gold.

Marble walls, gold toilet fixtures - damn thing will sink upon launch.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:15:56am
What everyone is really thinking at that meeting
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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:16:18am

re: #74 Testy Toad T

It would have the tiniest little Vienna-sausage catapults, but the flight deck would be yuuuuge and classy and painted gold.

I served on a carrier, though it was under construction most of the time I was on it, so I have little actual sea time. But that image you paint is hilarious. I can just imagine the captains deck.

It would also be the first carrier with a casino.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:18:41am

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

Julius Caesar on Aldis Lamp was better

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:19:18am

re: #69 Testy Toad T

Being a party secretary looks like it’s a thankless and unpleasant job, but she really is just absolutely terrible about everything about it.

Dr. Howard Dean was awesome at the job.

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:21:18am

For those of you experiencing Night Sweats over the prospect of a Trump/Cruz presidency, the online betting shops have a different take:

Putting your money on Clinton

The “Wisdom of the Crowds” is not infallible. But we’re finding, more and more, that these indicators are in many ways more accurate than polls when it comes to predicting outcomes. People will say any shit that comes to mind to a stranger over the phone (we see that same phenomenon crop up here in the comments sections), but when it comes to plunking down their cold hard simoleons, folks tend to take a more … conservative … view of things.

So Hillary is at 3x the odds of Trump OR Cruz. But what’s poor old Joe Biden doing on the list at 1 cent? Jill? Is that you?

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:25:28am

Gah! That Milo picture….

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:25:46am

re: #83 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Gah! That Milo picture….

yeah, he is absolutely scary looking.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:26:55am

How did Bernie manage not to be on the ballot in the first place? Well, the DC Democratic party deadline for getting on the ballot and the DC municipal deadlines differ.

The D.C. Democratic Party missed a filing deadline with the D.C. Board of Elections on March 16, turning in registration documents for Sanders a day late.

A D.C. voter then filed a challenge against his registration, which is currently scheduled for an April hearing.

D.C. Democratic Party Chairwoman Anita Bonds on Wednesday predicted Sanders would compete in the District’s voting contest despite the challenge.

“Bernie will be on the ballot,” she said.

Bonds also noted that her party’s filing deadline is a few hours after the D.C. Board of Elections closes, so past filings have been turned in the following day.

The solution is to make sure that the candidate deadline for the parties is at least a day before the municipal deadline. A week or more would be even better.

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Jenner7  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:27:10am

Yeah, she can handle herself.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:28:12am
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:28:37am

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

I noticed Baby Whiplash doesn’t RT Milo Yeahimadumbass as much as he used to. Does this mean it’s finally splitsville for these BFF’s?

Shapiro/Milo….Dana Loesch/DimJim….

See how Obummer’s dividing America?

/

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:30:05am

re: #80 Kragar

Julius Caesar on Aldis Lamp was better

+1 for obscure Monty Python reference.

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:30:42am

Anyone think Bernie will do the right thing and tell his supporters to cut that messing with Hillary’s rallies crap out?

A few months ago I would have counted on it. Now, I think Bernie is feeling the Bern a little too much. I hope I am wrong.

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Lidane  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:32:09am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:34:04am

re: #86 Jenner7

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Yeah, she can handle herself.

But they’re all reluctantly voting for her and secretly hope Bernie wins. //

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:36:45am

Is Baby Whiplash announcing the official breakup with Milo?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:36:59am

re: #87 Kragar

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“Donald, you’re not supposed to say that stuff aloud. Be subtle for fucksake. It’s what Ronald Reagan would have done.”

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CriticalDragon1177  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:36:59am

re: #21 Romantic Heretic

It is, I am afraid, hardwired in humans. It takes a great deal of self awareness and moral courage to break free of that hardwiring.

Which is something human beings are not hardwired for.

Thanks I saw the David Wong post. That guy is awesome.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:37:18am

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

Is Baby Whiplash announcing the official breakup with Milo?

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Breaking up is hard to do.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:38:43am

re: #88 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Shapiro/Milo….Dana Loesch/DimJim….

See how Obummer’s dividing America?

/

He’s making wingnuts hate each other when they should be united behind their hatred of Obama! I think it’s hilarious. It shows how they don’t really have an actual ideology. They just hate alot of the same things.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:38:57am

Curious. Just noticed that @angryblacklady blocked me. Don’t know what I did that got the blocking, but guess it could have been some twitnits who were gumming up my timeline? Oh well.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:38:58am

re: #93 The Vicious Babushka

Is Baby Whiplash announcing the official breakup with Milo?

Must be hard for Ben to not call Alt Right, the Alt Left.

/

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:42:25am

re: #98 lawhawk

It happens, one or two folks who I honestly agree with have blocked me at some point over who knows what

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:42:26am

re: #98 lawhawk

I got blocked by her some time ago, too. As near as I could tell, it was right after I had laughed at someone who was hassling her in a pretty silly way. I don’t know if I was misinterpreted or just got caught in a wide net - but she does catch a lot of nasty crap on twitter, so I can understand how a lot of non-hostile folks would end up getting blocked.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:43:05am

My boss is retiring and is lobbying for me as his replacement. He fucking Shanghaied me into the job I have now. Yet I care too much to say no. I am a sucker.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:43:23am

re: #98 lawhawk

Curious. Just noticed that @angryblacklady blocked me. Don’t know what I did that got the blocking, but guess it could have been some twitnits who were gumming up my timeline? Oh well.

Well, she’s just talking about tits now, so maybe that’s okay.
//

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:44:24am

re: #101 Kragar

It happens, one or two folks who I honestly agree with have blocked me at some point over who knows what

I tried to block you, but you untied your bonds & broke through the wall just as I was about to place the final brick.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:45:17am

re: #103 Amory Blaine

My boss is retiring and is lobbying for me as his replacement. He fucking Shanghaied me into the job I have now. Yet I care too much to say no. I am a sucker.

I’m hiring! Closer than Shanghai too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:45:25am

re: #105 b_sharp

I tried to block you, but you untied your bonds & broke through the wall just as I was about to place the final brick.

“For the love of God, Montresor!!!”

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:46:11am

re: #105 b_sharp

You promised me some amontillado.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:47:43am

re: #100 Dr. Matt

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I have to say even in my most lefty days, I never was a big Chomsky fan. Not fond of Greenwald and Snowden either since they’re quiet as hell when it comes to Russia, Brazil, and other people doing the same thing they insist makes the US awful. Plus GG is an insufferable dick who finds admitting being wrong impossible to do.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:48:24am

re: #108 Kragar

You promised me some amontillado.

Amontillado! Amontillado! Amontillado! Hey! Hey! HEy! Hey!

AMONTILLADO!!

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:48:32am

re: #108 Kragar

You promised me some amontillado.

I should have sealed you under the floorboards.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:49:04am

re: #111 b_sharp

I should have sealed you under the floorboards.

Poe’s Law…

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:49:14am

ABL was just lamenting the other day that it got crazy after 5k followers. She says it goes up every 1k.

Just watched a docu on Brianna Wu and her harassment, just abhorrent.

After watching what Charles went through it’s just really hitting what a horrible problem this is. Not sure how much crap I could put up with and how I would handle it.

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:49:47am

re: #105 b_sharp

I tried to block you, but you untied your bonds & broke through the wall just as I was about to place the final brick.

Was there Amontillado wine involved?

Edit: Dang I see Kragar already caught it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:50:23am

I wouldn’t be able to handle it. People get so nasty about personal disagreements hence why my Facebook is a politics free zone.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:50:27am

re: #114 ObserverArt

Was there Amontillado wine involved?

Ahem.

re: #108 Kragar

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:50:54am

re: #86 Jenner7

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Yeah, she can handle herself.

“IF SHE WINS, WE’RE LOSERS!”

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Amory Blaine  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:51:04am
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Lidane  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:51:07am

This gives a whole new meaning to fresh meat:

Facebook Post

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:51:56am

re: #119 Lidane

This gives a whole new meaning to fresh meat:

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Pulled Long Pork Sandwich, anyone?
//

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:53:10am
the alt-right has a youthful energy…

these young readers and voters…

a gathering point for an eclectic mix of renegades…

Why, he makes them sound like a delightful bunch of scamps. I’d like to subscribe to their newsletter.
/////////////////////////////////////////////

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:53:49am

Damn…GeneJockey was on it even quicker. It is then obvious we all read and remembered too many Poe stories.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:54:22am

re: #115 HappyWarrior

I wouldn’t be able to handle it. People get so nasty about personal disagreements hence why my Facebook is a politics free zone.

I had a wholesale unfriending after Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A hatefest. My facebook feed is now a pleasant stream of friend’s children going to school, pics of kittens and puppies, and an occasional concert pic/video.

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:54:57am

re: #114 ObserverArt

Was there Amontillado wine involved?

Edit: Dang I see Kragar already caught it.

How un- Fortunato for you.

BTW, I had to go look up the spelling of that.

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:56:00am

re: #123 Dr. Matt

I had a wholesale unfriending after Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A hatefest. My facebook feed is now a pleasant stream of friend’s children going to school, pics of kittens and puppies, and an occasional concert pic/video.

I had to nuke mine from orbit, to be sure. Setup a quasi-anonymous twitter and that’s my social media fix.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:58:23am

re: #117 stpaulbear

Not only if she wins…

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:59:25am

re: #116 Blind Frog Belly White

Ahem.

Yeah…yeah…yeah. That’s what I get for trying to keep busy while lurking.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 11:59:41am

re: #125 Franklin

I had to nuke mine from orbit, to be sure. Setup a quasi-anonymous twitter and that’s my social media fix.

I was very early adopter of facebook back when you needed an *.edu email address to sign up. I’d hate to nuke it because I have photos on there going back 10 years or so.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:03:18pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:04:06pm

re: #128 Dr. Matt

I was very early adopter of facebook back when you needed an *.edu email address to sign up. I’d hate to nuke it because I have photos on there going back 10 years or so.

God I remember that. I couldn’t join at first since my community college wasn’t among the schools eligible. I do like how it’s open to all now. It’s allowed me to stay in touch with family. I have a couple of cousins who live overseas so FB helps with that. Overall, I like Facebook pretty well.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:04:43pm

re: #123 Dr. Matt

I had a wholesale unfriending after Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A hatefest. My facebook feed is now a pleasant stream of friend’s children going to school, pics of kittens and puppies, and an occasional concert pic/video.

I have a step-aunt who’s friend request I ignored. (I have 4 friends on a very unused Facebook acct)

She linked dinesh desouza. Damn.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:05:52pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

God I remember that. I couldn’t join at first since my community college wasn’t among the schools eligible. I do like how it’s open to all now. It’s allowed me to stay in touch with family. I have a couple of cousins who live overseas so FB helps with that. Overall, I like Facebook pretty well.

We have a WhatsApp channel for private family conversations, you can also make free international phone calls over WhatsApp.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:07:10pm

BREAKING NEWS?

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:07:38pm

re: #98 lawhawk

Curious. Just noticed that @angryblacklady blocked me. Don’t know what I did that got the blocking, but guess it could have been some twitnits who were gumming up my timeline? Oh well.

I’ll second what others have already said and add that she might have imported a block list shared by someone else and you happened to be on that person’s list for whatever reason.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:08:44pm

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:08:54pm

re: #134 CuriousLurker

I’ll second what others have already said and add that she might have imported a block list shared by someone else and you happened to be on that person’s list for whatever reason.

My thought was Twitter Block Chain.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:08:57pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

God I remember that. I couldn’t join at first since my community college wasn’t among the schools eligible. I do like how it’s open to all now. It’s allowed me to stay in touch with family. I have a couple of cousins who live overseas so FB helps with that. Overall, I like Facebook pretty well.

Yeah, I originally only signed up because my brother moved out of the country and he was posting photos on there. When I signed up, myspace was still the thing.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:10:08pm

re: #136 b_sharp

My thought was Twitter Block Chain.

Ah, yes—that too.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:10:57pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:11:15pm

re: #134 CuriousLurker

I’ll second what others have already said and add that she might have imported a block list shared by someone else and you happened to be on that person’s list for whatever reason.

I’ve been using the Mute feature more than Block, but the downside to that is that once you Mute somebody in Tweetdeck, if you have a really large Mute list, it’s pretty much irreversible because there is no way to search or order the Mutes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:11:43pm

re: #127 ObserverArt

Yeah…yeah…yeah. That’s what I get for trying to keep busy while lurking.

I find myself writing excellent, well reasoned comments in response to comments mid-thread, only to find upon clicking ‘Post It’, that everyone else moved to another thread a couple dozen comments ago. So much eloquence wasted on dead threads!

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:11:44pm

Thanks all. I kinda figured I got lassoed into a block for some reason, but again, not the biggest deal. Life will go on. She’s got bigger things to worry about than little old me getting blocked accidentally (or even on purpose).

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:13:04pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:13:53pm

re: #142 lawhawk

Thanks all. I kinda figured I got lassoed into a block for some reason, but again, not the biggest deal. Life will go on. She’s got bigger things to worry about than little old me getting blocked accidentally (or even on purpose).

I blocked somebody (a Berniebot) and got a plea from his friend to please unblock him. If they are going to get people to plead on their behalf I can unblock. However I did not feel like going to the trouble to take him off the Mute list.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:14:11pm

re: #142 lawhawk

Thanks all. I kinda figured I got lassoed into a block for some reason, but again, not the biggest deal. Life will go on. She’s got bigger things to worry about than little old me getting blocked accidentally (or even on purpose).

I once got blocked by Gabe Ortiz because I argued with someone in one of his tweets. I’m sure he blocked us both, because I was agreeing with him. I guess Gabe just didn’t want to have the fights with his name on them. I later asked to be unblocked, which he eventually granted. I kept wanting to retweet him, which was hard because he’d blocked me.

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IHateYahoo  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:17:11pm

Hey just because this piece of work wrote about gamergate does not mean he represents it. I am a life long gamer and Democrat and I support gamergate. Milo used the controversy and the people in it as a springboard for his career, and to preach his messed up conservative principles. I have nothing but disdain for this guy.

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plansbandc  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:19:09pm

I was blocked by someone because I took large exception to one of their tweets. Something along the lines of ‘liberals deserve a Republican President.’

Pissed me right off. : )

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:19:45pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Gamergate…um, nope.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:21:03pm

re: #140 The Vicious Babushka

I’ve been using the Mute feature more than Block, but the downside to that is that once you Mute somebody in Tweetdeck, if you have a really large Mute list, it’s pretty much irreversible because there is no way to search or order the Mutes.

I only use the block list when people I like are being annoying, and even then I only block them for a day or two or even a week sometimes. Others just get blocked straightaway as I have little patience for bullshit.

I just downloaded my block list—there are 2,465 entries. That’s just people I’ve manually blocked. I’ve never imported any lists nor do I use the block chain extension.

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IHateYahoo  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:21:43pm

re: #148 Belafon

Why?

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Bubblehead II  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:22:04pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Hey just because this piece of work wrote about gamergate does not mean he represents it. I am a life long gamer and Democrat and I support gamergate. Milo used the controversy and the people in it as a springboard for his career, and to preach his messed up conservative principles. I have nothing but disdain for this guy.

gamergate isn’t exactly well thought of here.

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:22:15pm

re: #141 Blind Frog Belly White

I find myself writing excellent, well reasoned comments in response to comments mid-thread, only to find upon clicking ‘Post It’, that everyone else moved to another thread a couple dozen comments ago. So much eloquence wasted on dead threads!

What? did you say something?

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:22:52pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:22:57pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Please explain what ‘support gamergate’ means.

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:23:38pm

re: #149 CuriousLurker

I only use the block list when people I like are being annoying, and even then I only block them for a day or two or even a week sometimes. Others just get blocked straightaway as I have little patience for bullshit.

I just downloaded my block list—there are 2,465 entries. That’s just people I’ve manually blocked. I’ve never imported any lists nor do I use the block chain extension.

Sometimes there’s an advantage to not being popular - short block lists.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:24:22pm

re: #140 The Vicious Babushka

I’ve been using the Mute feature more than Block, but the downside to that is that once you Mute somebody in Tweetdeck, if you have a really large Mute list, it’s pretty much irreversible because there is no way to search or order the Mutes.

What I do with TweetDeck’s mute list: start dragging at the top of the list to select the beginning, then drag the scroll bar to the bottom and Shift-click at the bottom. This selects the whole list. Then you can copy it to the clipboard and paste it into a text editor, where you can search it.

Unfortunately, you can’t paste it back into TweetDeck, but if you’re searching for a particular name you can see where it is relative to the whole list, then scroll to approximately that position in TweetDeck and scroll up/down until you find it.

Still a pain, but if you have a large mute list (and mine is ridiculously large) this is the best way to find a specific name.

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:24:32pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:24:34pm

I have never encountered someone who actually cares about ethics in gaming journalism. It’s just an excuse to stalk and harass women.

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b_sharp  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:24:49pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Hey just because this piece of work wrote about gamergate does not mean he represents it. I am a life long gamer and Democrat and I support gamergate. Milo used the controversy and the people in it as a springboard for his career, and to preach his messed up conservative principles. I have nothing but disdain for this guy.

Oh, oh.

You didn’t see the poop you stepped in, did you?

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:25:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:26:13pm

re: #150 IHateYahoo

Why?

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:27:09pm

My guess is that the only one who could answer this without a cheat sheet is Hillary. The rest would need to huddle with advisers or consult the Book of Armaments.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:28:00pm

Imagine someone saying “I’m an anti-Semite, but Hitler doesn’t speak for me.” That doesn’t suddenly make their anti-Semitism OK.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:28:50pm

re: #150 IHateYahoo

Why?

Srsly?
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:29:36pm

re: #160 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Embedded Image

I’d pay real money to see an actual Golden Book like that.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:30:06pm

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:31:01pm

re: #160 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

That image puts a smile on my face every time I see it.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:31:44pm

re: #166 lawhawk

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:33:56pm

re: #122 ObserverArt

Damn…GeneJockey was on it even quicker. It is then obvious we all read and remembered too many Poe stories.

Spotlight purloined?

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Tigger2  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:34:19pm

re: #98 lawhawk

Curious. Just noticed that @angryblacklady blocked me. Don’t know what I did that got the blocking, but guess it could have been some twitnits who were gumming up my timeline? Oh well.

I’m blocked by her to and have never tweeted anything to her.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:36:06pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Hatchling is off to a good start…..

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:37:46pm

re: #166 lawhawk

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:38:08pm

re: #170 Tigger2

I’m blocked by her to and have never tweeted anything to her.

Well, she is kinda angry……

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:38:20pm

re: #150 IHateYahoo

Why?

Not this shit again…
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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:38:57pm

A quick question to the Twitter experts here: being literally brand new to Twitter usage (and thus painfully ignorant), is it possible for someone to change the “@” handle after it’s been selected? Cause if there’s an answer for it somewhere on the web, I’m clearly not finding it..

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:39:08pm

re: #166 lawhawk

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

Sigh….

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:39:21pm

And no, he is not a doctor, an accountant…

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IHateYahoo  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:39:40pm

re: #154 SoundGuy 2016

Gamergate exposed just how corrupt the gaming press had become. The gaming press had begun to financially contribute to the people they were supposed to be covering, and covering their personal friends all without disclosing.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:39:41pm

re: #177 FormerDirtDart

And no, he is not a doctor, an accountant…

WTFITS?

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:40:23pm

re: #179 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

WTFITS?

Seconded..

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:41:12pm
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Robert O.  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:41:43pm

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering: is it better for Democrats if Donald Trump gets 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot, or is it better to hope for a brokered convention?

In all the polls, Trump is the weakest opponent against Democrats, losing by double digits to both Hillary and Sanders, so I’m fairly sure Democrats want Trump as the GOP nominee. Trump’s actual political views are a moot point, since I view his closest competitor, Cruz, as even worse than Trump (an extreme-right ideologue who knows his way around government is more dangerous than a buffoon). If Trump wins on first ballot, then it’s done. However, a brokered convention might do more to split the GOP and affect down-ticket races. The danger of a brokered convention might be that the establishment might somehow wrest the nomination away from Trump and hand it to someone more palatable, and therefore a stronger opponent for Democrats.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:41:53pm

re: #175 Archangelus

Yep, you can change it: Changing your username

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:42:00pm

re: #179 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

WTFITS?

Death panel
…Thanks Obama…

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:42:32pm

re: #181 Dr. Matt

He somehow finds a new low:

NRA’s Ted Nugent Posts Racist “2 Ni**ers And A Stolen Truck” Meme

Hey, Ted, AltRight is over there…..

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:42:44pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Hey just because this piece of work wrote about gamergate does not mean he represents it. I am a life long gamer and Democrat and I support gamergate. Milo used the controversy and the people in it as a springboard for his career, and to preach his messed up conservative principles. I have nothing but disdain for this guy.

If there’s anything worth “supporting” about Gamergate, it was long ago drowned in a tidal wave of misogyny, racism, and disgusting harassment of critics. Anybody who wants to see how terrible this so-called movement is can read this Wikipedia entry, and be prepared to be appalled: en.wikipedia.org

You may not think Milo is a representative of Gamergate, but you’re wrong. He’s turned himself into the de facto leader of this group of misanthropes. All you have to do to prove this is criticize him on Twitter, and see what happens.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:42:54pm

re: #182 Robert O.

I think there’s an almost zero percent chance that Trump would not run third-party if he won a plurality of pledged delegates and did not receive the nomination.

And to be honest, he’d be right.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:43:46pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

Gamergate exposed just how corrupt the gaming press had become. The gaming press had begun to financially contribute to the people they were supposed to be covering, and covering their personal friends all without disclosing.

Gamergate showed that loooooooooooots of gamers still think with their dicks and are misogynists.

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Bubblehead II  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:44:17pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

Look, we all know about gamergate and the lame excuses defending it. You will not earn any points trying to defend it so just stop before you dig yourself any deeper into that hole. Just a bit of friendly advice. Take it or leave it as you will.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:45:42pm

re: #187 Testy Toad T

I think there’s an almost zero percent chance that Trump would not run third-party if he won a plurality of pledged delegates and did not receive the nomination.

And to be honest, he’d be right.

If he does, should I donate to him or Clinton? Not vote for him. The Democrat will get my vote. But encourage him?

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:45:55pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:45:59pm

re: #171 Dr. Matt

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Hatchling is off to a good start…..

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elizajane  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:46:32pm

re: #98 lawhawk

LOLGOP blocked me, and considering that I tweet as a great dead painter, mostly about baroque art, I can only assume that this was some completely random error. Still makes me sad. I rely on your retweets…

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:46:58pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

Gamergate exposed just how corrupt the gaming press had become. The gaming press had begun to financially contribute to the people they were supposed to be covering, and covering their personal friends all without disclosing.

Yeah. Here’a an analog to your point.

Republicans are the party of smaller government and fiscal responsibility.

Just because “ethics in gaming journalism” is their “party plank”, as it were, doesn’t mean that is what gamergate is about.

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:47:53pm

re: #183 CuriousLurker

Yep, you can change it: Changing your username

Thank you very much!
Having discussed the matter with a trusted colleague (who recommended I seriously think hard whether or not to have the Twitter account tied directly to my name - still can’t tell if he’s being unreasonably concerned or not), I decided to tie it to my account here, as I might as well face it, this site contributes to roughly 99% of all Twitter stuff I come across. Wasn’t really until after i created it just now that i wondered whether or not it was locked to future changes.

Now that I’m in the deep waters, anyone have any advice/recommendations (short of the obvious “Avoid the likes of Shapiro/Milo/RWNJs/etc”)?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:48:17pm

I always saw Gamergate and the folks involved as using it as excuses to be sexist dicks. I also can’t take the idea of gamer journalism too seriously since it’s a hobby. It’s something I enjoy doing for sure but whole thing seemed blown way out of proportiion.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:48:41pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

Gamergate refers to the controversy around a harassment campaign orchestrated primarily through the use of the Twitter hashtag typically styled “#GamerGate”, concerning issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture. “Gamergate” is used as a blanket term for the controversy, the harassment campaign, and actions by those perpetrating the harassment.

Want to try again?

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withak  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:48:44pm

This is the kind of bullshit Gators have engaged in, promoted, celebrated, and popularized. It ceased being about “ethics in gaming journalism” about three seconds after it became a “movement.”

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Dr. Matt  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:49:52pm

re: #178 IHateYahoo

Gamergate exposed just how corrupt the gaming press had become. The gaming press had begun to financially contribute to the people they were supposed to be covering, and covering their personal friends all without disclosing.

WTF are you smoking?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:49:52pm

re: #57 Jebediah, RBG

I still think that at least 90% of his motivation is to be “scandalous” and embarrass his family. He wants to be Oscar Wilde but has no talent, charm, or flair - so he substitutes awfulness.

Oscar Childe.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:50:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:51:02pm

re: #201 lawhawk

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Cue bs about gun free zones.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:51:26pm

re: #135 SoundGuy 2016

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Dude….. You could be my hero!! Can you get Green coffee beans for this humble home roaster??

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:52:19pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

It’s something I enjoy doing for sure but whole thing seemed blown way out of proportiion.

Unless you personally have a serious financial stake in things, it’s just another “you can present the material, but you can’t make me care” nontroversy.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:52:19pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

They are also related to the garbage that is trying to hijack the Hugo Awards (Sad and Rabid Puppies), trying to change it from awarding thoughtful and colorful stories, towards more spaceships and rayguns shlock.

Speaking of which, Doctor Who was shut out of the BAFTAs. Strongest series in a long time, and it get a single Supporting Actress Nomination. Needless to say, fans are steamed, through Rachel Talalay did explain that the BAFTAs apparently work the same way that the Oscar Awards do.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:52:37pm

re: #195 Archangelus

Thank you very much!
Having discussed the matter with a trusted colleague (who recommended I seriously think hard whether or not to have the Twitter account tied directly to my name - still can’t tell if he’s being unreasonably concerned or not), I decided to tie it to my account here, as I might as well face it, this site contributes to roughly 99% of all Twitter stuff I come across. Wasn’t really until after i created it just now that i wondered whether or not it was locked to future changes.

I never tie anything that’s publicly available to my real name, and my CL handle is only for political/LGF related stuff. I have a Disqus account under a different nic, but I never use it (that place is an even worse sewer than Twitter, or at least equally bad).

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:52:58pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:54:12pm

re: #181 Dr. Matt

He somehow finds a new low:

NRA’s Ted Nugent Posts Racist “2 Ni**ers And A Stolen Truck” Meme

Not that I’m a fan or supporter, but why is this guy still on the board of NRA??

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:54:32pm

re: #207 FormerDirtDart

Will this finally get the Donald to propose a northern wall?!!

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:56:56pm

re: #95 CriticalDragon1177

Yes, I love the guy. He’s the perfect example of how comedy is the most uncontrolled form of language and thus most dangerous to those in power.

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SoundGuy 2016  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:58:34pm

re: #203 Dave In Austin

Er… green? I pay pros to handle that. I’m sure you could find a local to sell you some.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:58:46pm

re: #182 Robert O.

I see both as a win/win. If they do end up in a brokered convention and pick X instead of Y then they’ll piss of Y’s supporters who may just sit out the election (real good chance of that this time even if pundits do line up behind the nominee). If they choose Z (the moderate) they’ll piss off X and Y’s supporters and even those predisposed to support Z would probably be pissed at the process and think someone was cheated. Then Z would have to completely distance themselves from EVERYTHING that happened in the primaries. After all they are going to be representing a party that allowed the sick shit we’ve seen all year.

If it’s Trump or Cruz I think we can beat either pretty easily. Down ticket may be another story but anything is possible.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 12:58:52pm

re: #208 Dave In Austin

Not that I’m a fan or supporter, but why is this guy still on the board of NRA??

Because…the NRA is kinda the NRA.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:01:10pm

“Gamergate did a lot of go-“

NO.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:01:36pm

re: #119 Lidane

This gives a whole new meaning to fresh meat:

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I’m betting there won’t be a lot of eating done there.

I mean people will come, order something and then realize they’re not hungry. Something to do with the bloody chainsaw they can see hanging over the kitchen door.

“Jim went to the can half an hour ago. Did he fall in? Oh look. Our food’s arrived.”

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:02:43pm
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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:03:14pm

re: #120 Blind Frog Belly White

Pulled Long Pork Sandwich, anyone?
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Not likely to get Kuru from it either.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:03:39pm

re: #190 Belafon

If he does, should I donate to him or Clinton? Not vote for him. The Democrat will get my vote. But encourage him?

My advice, Clinton. Because as idiotic as he is, he and his gang will be running anti-Clinton bullshit 24/7, and there are too many uncommitted/ uninformed/ waffling (not to mention BERNIEORBUST folks) who will believe that crap. She will need every dime she can get to counter the attacks.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:03:46pm

re: #208 Dave In Austin

Not that I’m a fan or supporter, but why is this guy still on the board of NRA??

He’s the Spiritual Adviser.

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:05:17pm

Um, this is yuuuuuuuuuuuuge.

time.com
Donald Trump’s announcement that he no longer stands by a pledge to support the GOP has thrown his hold on South Carolina’s 50 delegates in doubt.

The Palmetto State was one of several that required candidates to pledge their loyalty to the party’s eventual nominee in order to secure a slot on the primary ballot. Though Trump won all of the state’s delegates in the Feb. 20 primary, anti-Trump forces are plotting to contest their binding to Trump because of his threat on the pledge Tuesday.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:07:42pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:07:45pm

re: #200 Decatur Deb

Ha! That should become an official nick for him.

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:08:50pm

re: #182 Robert O.

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering: is it better for Democrats if Donald Trump gets 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot, or is it better to hope for a brokered convention?

From my perspective, both are just as good - the latter simply involves far more popcorn than the former…

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:09:58pm

I’m in head-down mode due to a pile o’work, so here’s a drive-by with a couple of things…

Sometimes, all it takes is a good guy with a gun…shop.

Also…how did one of the biggest Beatles collectors in the world die homeless on the streets of Little Rock? Read all about it in The Ballad of Fred and Yoko.

That is all, now back to the work.

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withak  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:10:36pm

re: #223 Archangelus

From my perspective, both are just as good - the latter simply involves far more popcorn than the former…

Honestly, it’s easy to conceive of a chain of events in either of those scenarios that result in a party split, and formerly GOP voters choosing between Trump and not-Trump in November.

So yeah, it boils down to how entertaining you think either of them would be…

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:13:34pm

The honest-to-God nuclear option where Donald Trump wins 1237 delegates and still loses.

Even if it doesn’t happen, the fact that it has even been threatened aloud is going to turn the convention into an even bigger shitshow. Until the selection actually happens, everyone is going to be on a knife edge.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:14:06pm

re: #166 lawhawk

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

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More human sacrifices to water the tree of liberty.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:14:08pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:15:15pm

re: #224 makeitstop

In case you’re lying about “back to work,” I played that clip you posted of the EH Mel9. Holy crap! I play guitar only slightly better than Rage Furby journalisms, but man do I want one. If I ever spend the money on one, though, I will probably tell my wife it’s your fault, so careful if you are ever in Culver City…

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:20:36pm

re: #166 lawhawk

And again… Active Shooter Situation in Richmond VA.

Apparently a State trooper, as well as the shooter, are dead.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:20:39pm

re: #229 Jebediah, RBG

In case you’re lying about “back to work,” I played that clip you posted of the EH Mel9. Holy crap! I play guitar only slightly better than Rage Furby journalisms, but man do I want one. If I ever spend the money on one, though, I will probably tell my wife it’s your fault, so careful if you are ever in Culver City…

Heh. No problem, blame me! I’m known in seven states as a certified Bad Influence.

It is an amazing pedal. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:21:56pm

re: #228 lawhawk

@8NEWS confirms there was a state police training exercise going on at the time of #Greyhound shooting in #RVA.

FALSE FLAG
FALSE FLAG

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:22:59pm

re: #232 FormerDirtDart

FALSE FLAG
FALSE FLAG

You’re a False Flag, he’s a false flag, I’m a false flag, we’re all false flags!!!11

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:27:36pm
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iossarian  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:28:39pm

re: #221 Charles Johnson

I’m sort-of-tracking the criticism of Trump on this particular issue on RedState, and (to the extent that RS is representative of the crazy right-wingers who realize that Trump is uber-toxic to their brand) they are fairly open in saying that the problem is that he said it out loud.

E.g.:

Yesterday, Donald Trump made the worst possible hash out of a question on abortion that you could even imagine. He basically made Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Christine O’Donnell look like seasoned veterans in terms of manipulating the media minefield of abortion questions.

The Left is constantly trying to gain advantage on this issue by asking the most difficult questions, and even pretty smart candidates (which Mourdock at least certainly was) can get tripped up.

Emphasis mine. They know full well that the consequence of their desired policy would be to punish women. Note that the question of miscarriage hasn’t even been raised here but it’s an obvious, obvious hammer blow to the feeble “punish the doctors instead” line of obfuscation.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:28:42pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:34:13pm

re: #235 iossarian

The Left is constantly trying to gain advantage on this issue by asking the most difficult questions

Gee, that’s terrible. Who amongst us is asking difficult questions of wingnut policy? We must stop it right away.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:38:59pm
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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:39:15pm

In other news, after two weeks of sickness, I’m finally starting to feel almost normal.

I had the flu for a week+. Missed about four days of work. That was followed by a case of bronchitis. I’ve been fairly miserable, physically.

Still got a bit of a nagging cough, but it’s pretty minimal. Ready to visit the gym tonight.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:39:38pm

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

Jeebus

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:40:50pm

Anything with ‘globulosus’ in its name has got to be great.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:44:03pm

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

That makes me think ‘Sovereign citizen’. Ambush of law enforcement sounds like their style.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:45:41pm

re: #240 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Jeebus

Yeah, 2nd tweet kind of makes me think the shooter could have thought the LEOs were there for him…

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:45:59pm

re: #218 BeachDem

My advice, Clinton. Because as idiotic as he is, he and his gang will be running anti-Clinton bullshit 24/7, and there are too many uncommitted/ uninformed/ waffling (not to mention BERNIEORBUST folks) who will believe that crap. She will need every dime she can get to counter the attacks.

To illustrate my point, a bernieorbust poster at kos (wth 101 recs) on a diary called Charles M. Blow: “Bernie or Bust” is Bonkers

Well, maybe it is a game — one many of us are NOT willing to play any longer.

We are creating our own game, on our own board, with our rules for law tied to justice and not power … Obama had 2 terms to strengthen the ability of ordinary people to regain footing against the one percent. He didn’t. Hillary won’t.

So for crying OUT LOUD, stop stop stop lecturing us about maintaining the establishment and what we must do to mitigate the mess enabled by the status quo.

You and they can deal with this smoldering mess. We’re on a different path.

Talk about sanctimonious self-righteousness. Arrggh.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:48:59pm

Blah, blah, blah…

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:49:58pm

re: #242 Romantic Heretic

That makes me think ‘Sovereign citizen’. Ambush of law enforcement sounds like their style.

Or “good guy w/gun’ who misreads and jumps into the exercise, or a mildly-wanted street-dude who stumbles in and thinks they’ve come for him, or….

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:51:23pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

Blah, blah, blah…

Donald Trump is the White Ranger to the GOP’s regular squad of fuckwit sentai.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:52:12pm

re: #246 Decatur Deb

Or “good guy w/gun’ who misreads and jumps into the exercise, or a mildly-wanted street-dude who stumbles in and thinks they’ve come for him, or….

Hmmm…hadn’t thought of the GGWG possibility…

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danarchy  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:52:17pm

re: #246 Decatur Deb

Or “good guy w/gun’ who misreads and jumps into the exercise, or a mildly-wanted street-dude who stumbles in and thinks they’ve come for him, or….

It would be irresponsible not to speculate….

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:53:31pm

re: #244 BeachDem

To illustrate my point, a bernieorbust poster at kos (wth 101 recs) on a diary called Charles M. Blow: “Bernie or Bust” is Bonkers

Talk about sanctimonious self-righteousness. Arrggh.


“You and they can deal with this smoldering mess. We’re on a different path.”

Vaya con Dios, pinga.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:53:54pm

re: #244 BeachDem

To illustrate my point, a bernieorbust poster at kos (wth 101 recs) on a diary called Charles M. Blow: “Bernie or Bust” is Bonkers

Talk about sanctimonious self-righteousness. Arrggh.

This:

We are creating our own game, on our own board

I’ve heard something similar to that before. I believe it was used to justify the Iraq war.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:54:33pm

re: #251 Belafon

This:

I’ve heard something similar to that before. I believe it was used to justify the Iraq war.

We’re creating our own reality….

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:54:44pm

re: #244 BeachDem

Godfuckingdamnit, no, they are not “on a different path” - we all have to live in the same fucking country and we ALL have to live with the results of every election. As has been pointed out, if these fucking special pure snowflakes had gotten off their asses and voted in mid-terms, we wouldn’t have a “smoldering mess.” I am pissed as heck at these people who let the Congress go in 2010 and 2014 blaming Obama for not being able to, I don’t know, use the Force to make Senators and Representatives who are wholly committed to obstructing him somehow bend to his will. Yeah, thanks a fucking lot, Obama, for not being a literal Jedi!
I would kind of like to know what progressive goals they will attain with President Trump.

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:54:45pm

re: #244 BeachDem

Worked fucking great in 2010 and 2014.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:55:07pm

re: #236 Kragar

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:57:15pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:58:27pm
Not sure which book or testament this is from.

This is on an office door here at work. I’m not very religious myself so I’m not sure if it’s legit.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 1:59:16pm

A lizard privately brought this story to my attention a couple of days ago because it didn’t pass the smell test. I agreed that it didn’t. Lo and behold the next day Geller was screeching about it on Whirled Nuts Daily: “Hundreds of shots’ by men chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’.”

Of course, the story was nothing but the usual RWNJ assholes & bigots trying to gin up fear out of a big fat nothing-burger of a story. I suggest everyone keep their skeptic’s hat firmly in place until after the November elections.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:00:59pm
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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:01:10pm

Interesting: President Obama has now commuted more sentences than last six presidents combined

He commuted the sentences of 61 more drug offenders Wednesday, bringing his total commutations to 248.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:03:18pm
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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:04:50pm

re: #251 Belafon

I couldn’t find the diary you were talking about. The one on the rec list about Blow’s article is supporting the argument. I was going to respond, but since I can’t find it, that’s OK.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:06:36pm
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:09:10pm

Judicial Activism…

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blueraven  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:14:37pm

re: #262 Belafon

I couldn’t find the diary you were talking about. The one on the rec list about Blow’s article is supporting the argument. I was going to respond, but since I can’t find it, that’s OK.

I think that part BeachDem quoted came from the comments.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:15:25pm

re: #239 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

In other news, after two weeks of sickness, I’m finally starting to feel almost normal.

I had the flu for a week+. Missed about four days of work. That was followed by a case of bronchitis. I’ve been fairly miserable, physically.

Still got a bit of a nagging cough, but it’s pretty minimal. Ready to visit the gym tonight.

Sounds like what went through our site, and the FBW clan. 5 out of 7 in my group got it, 4 of whom had been vaccinated for Flu. 3 of 4 among the FBWs, 2 of whom had been vaccinated.

Kept me off the bike for 3 weeks, and not even walking the dogs for 2 weeks. You can imagine the looks I got from them….

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:15:54pm

re: #244 BeachDem

To illustrate my point, a bernieorbust poster at kos (wth 101 recs) on a diary called Charles M. Blow: “Bernie or Bust” is Bonkers

Talk about sanctimonious self-righteousness. Arrggh.

And stupid too!

I’m amazed at how many of these people do not realize how our system works. If you don’t have congress it doesn’t matter what you do, you will run into blockage of your plans.

But it is obvious they don’t know because they think Bernie as the President is going to bring a revolution. And then they blame Obama for the very thing that will happen to Bernie…especially if they do not work on getting a big change in congressional seats.

Our education system fails us. The younger voters are proving it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:17:11pm

re: #244 BeachDem

To illustrate my point, a bernieorbust poster at kos (wth 101 recs) on a diary called Charles M. Blow: “Bernie or Bust” is Bonkers

Talk about sanctimonious self-righteousness. Arrggh.

My usual response to things like your second quote is to tell them to remember to clean up the tissues and put the hand lotion away when they’re done.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:17:51pm

re: #265 blueraven

I think that part BeachDem quoted came from the comments.

I tried looking in the comments, but couldn’t find it there either. No biggie. I’m saving most of my responses for after the nomination anyway.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:18:55pm

re: #267 ObserverArt

And stupid too!

I’m amazed at how many of these people do not realize how our system works. If you don’t have congress it doesn’t matter what you do, you will run into blockage of your plans.

But it is obvious they don’t know because they think Bernie as the President is going to bring a revolution. And then they blame Obama for the very thing that will happen to Bernie…especially if they do not work on getting a big change in congressional seats.

Our education system fails us. The younger voters are proving it.

I wouldn’t blame it on the education system. Susan Sarandon.

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blueraven  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:19:37pm

re: #269 Belafon

I tried looking in the comments, but couldn’t find it there either. No biggie. I’m saving most of my responses for after the nomination anyway.

It is the first comment.

dailykos.com

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:20:03pm

re: #256 Kragar

Kragar ‎@Kragar_LGF

Has anyone actually SEEN @Reince since his meeting with @realDonaldTrump ? pic.twitter.com

4:56 PM - 31 Mar 2016

He’s been seen floating around…

Floating Reince Head

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Tigger2  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:21:54pm

re: #270 Belafon

I wouldn’t blame it on the education system. Susan Sarandon.

Sarandon is an Actor,, I took a Theater Class in collage and most of the people majoring in theater I met were borderline nuts.

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:22:26pm

Ahem.

Pissing and moaning about how awful subsequent generations are is the old fucker equivalent of octopi emptying their ink sac.

And always has been, since the first gripe was scratched down by an Egyptian merchant about five millenia ago. Quote:

squiggle, falcon, three sticks, two baboons facing left, different falcon, LAWN

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:26:49pm

re: #274 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

oh yeah?
squiggle, squiggle, vertical line, cow facing left, SUN!

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:26:49pm

re: #270 Belafon

I wouldn’t blame it on the education system. Susan Sarandon.

Well yeah…but I am talking about the big number of backers that Bernie is counting.

There is no excusing Saradon though and others like her that should know better. Some people just seem to never learn. Since she backed Nader and then had the audacity to blame the Iraq war on Clinton she moves to the top of the never learned list.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:27:29pm

re: #274 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Ahem.

Pissing and moaning about how awful subsequent generations are is the old fucker equivalent of octopi emptying their ink sac.

And always has been, since the first gripe was scratched down by an Egyptian merchant about five millenia ago. Quote:

I tend to lay off the youngs. I have problems enough with the conduct of my own generation.

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Kragar  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:28:05pm

re: #275 Jebediah, RBG

^^<-=-=<^

Cuneiform up in this bitch

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:28:17pm

re: #259 Kragar

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Ha I didn’t notice that.

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:28:18pm

re: #275 Jebediah, RBG

You’re ordering hummus?

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:30:51pm

re: #280 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

You’re ordering hummus?

Good grief, man, everyone knows that Hummus is “squiggle, squiggle, horizontal line, cow facing right, SUN…”

He’s clearly ordering the side of nachos, duh! ///

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:30:56pm

re: #280 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Yeah, but in a REALLY snarky way.

ETA: And now I must go put some more grain in the pyramid.

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Jack Burton  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:32:34pm

re: #258 CuriousLurker

A lizard privately brought this story to my attention a couple of days ago because it didn’t pass the smell test. I agreed that it didn’t. Lo and behold the next day Geller was screeching about it on Whirled Nuts Daily: “Hundreds of shots’ by men chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’.”

Of course, the story was nothing but the usual RWNJ assholes & bigots trying to gin up fear out of a big fat nothing-burger of a story. I suggest everyone keep their skeptic’s hat firmly in place until after the November elections.

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I saw a couple of my “friends” (the few that are part-time-RWNJs so I haven’t unfollowed or deleted yet) on Facebook post the story with a lot of nonsense about “Why is the media covering this up?” The next day a friend of mine that works at Snopes posted the “Relax wingnuts” debunking post.

It was so obviously bullshit (including the fact that no one in the picture that was passed around with it looked to be “Middle Eastern Looking”.) Does no one have a bullshit detector anymore? This goes beyond the usual Weapons-Grade Confirmation Bias™.

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:34:58pm

re: #283 Jack Burton

Does no one have a bullshit detector anymore?

Most BS detectors are probably still in the shop undergoing heavy repairs after the past two GOP town halls… and those repairs are mighty steep! /

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majii  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:35:38pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart

I don’t think Priebus knows exactly who Trump is. Trump attended the meeting, but I just don’t see him taking any advice from anyone. He’s already said that he gets his advice from himself. I think Priebus wants Trump to tone it down, but that’s not who Trump is. He’s also already admitted to his tendency to “counter-punch” and get dirty when anyone threatens him in any way. I think if he attempts to become more moderate at this point, his dirty laundry will follow him. It’s all on videotape——all of his lies, walk-backs, and crass, violence-laden comments and his nasty attitude toward anyone he doesn’t like or has the nerve to even think of opposing him.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:36:57pm

re: #274 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Ahem.

Pissing and moaning about how awful subsequent generations are is the old fucker equivalent of octopi emptying their ink sac.

And always has been, since the first gripe was scratched down by an Egyptian merchant about five millenia ago. Quote:

Khakheperresonbe’s Complaints

A literary work compiled in the Twelfth Dynasty (1991-1783 b.c.e.) or in the Second Intermediate Period (1640-1550 b.c.e.), the surviving copy, dating to the New Kingdom (1550-1070 b.c.e.), is now in the British Museum in London. Khakheperresonbe was a priest in heliopolis and wrote on the popular theme of a nation in distress. He carries on a conversation with his heart and receives counsel for silent courage in the face of adversity. The complaints develops a dolorous cadence and is similar to, or perhaps a version of, the “debate of a man with his soul.” The work became the staple of schools and survived as a lesson board. Egyptians appreciated didactic literature as well as poetry and religious works.

what-when-how.com

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:39:52pm

re: #262 Belafon

I couldn’t find the diary you were talking about. The one on the rec list about Blow’s article is supporting the argument. I was going to respond, but since I can’t find it, that’s OK.

It is that diary—I was pointing out a bernieorbust commenter in it.
Sorry if I was confusing.

dailykos.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:41:17pm

re: #285 majii

I don’t think Priebus knows exactly who Trump is. Trump attended the meeting, but I just don’t see him taking any advice from anyone. He’s already said that he gets his advice from himself. I think Priebus wants Trump to tone it down, but that’s not who Trump is. He’s also already admitted to his tendency to “counter-punch” and get dirty when anyone threatens him in any way. I think if he attempts to become more moderate at this point, his dirty laundry will follow him. It’s all on videotape——all of his lies, walk-backs, and crass, violence-laden comments and his nasty attitude toward anyone he doesn’t like or has the nerve to even think of opposing him.

It’s not even just a tendency. It’s a compulsion. Earlier this week, asked about the whole Heidi/Melania thing, he said he ‘had to’ respond.

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The Ghost of the Spaghetti Weevil  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:43:19pm

re: #286 Decatur Deb

Confession: while I might have been doing a bit, I actually half-remembered that document from Red Land, Black Land.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:43:30pm

re: #287 BeachDem

It is that diary—I was pointing out a bernieorbust commenter in it.
Sorry if I was confusing.

dailykos.com

Sarandon’s position comes from tons of privilege. It’s easy for her to say Bernie or bust since her lot isn’t going to be effected negatively. I agree with Blow, this is very irresponsible not to mention pigheaded behavior.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:53:27pm

re: #177 FormerDirtDart

And no, he is not a doctor, an accountant…

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The government might kill you by accident, but in the private sector it’s part of the business plan.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:54:05pm

Baby Whiplash believes that women are like infants and idiots, having no capability of making rational decisions about themselves.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:54:46pm

re: #209 Belafon

Will this finally get the Donald to propose a northern wall?!!

It just shows how ahead of his time Scott Walker was.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:56:43pm

Here are Baby Whiplash’s 3 Reasons Trump Was Wrong On Punishing Women For Abortion (so you won’t have to read his toxic article)
1. It makes the anti-choice movement look bad.
2. Women are silly beings who are too stupid to know “science facts” of a fetus having separate DNA from them.
3. Women are brainwashed and misled by the “abortion industry” into “killing their own babies” because they would never make this decision on their own.

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Great White Snark  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:56:47pm

All these Twitter pro tips are appreciated, especially will all the cross media posts.

Where I work, it fell to me to take the place E Commerce. We had a meeting today about how that is going and how to cope with all this “new media”. That quote is from my 64 yr old boss/CEO. No FB, Twitter, I print his emails for him etc.

Okay that moment when you simply must upend a set of perceptions or your proposals are DOA-I (joking tone here) pointed out that Twitter is old enough that if it were a person it would be in 5th grade. that email is old enough to run for a second presidential term, and that E commerce is now old enough to drink.

Convincing a 64 year old guy that having a fax number prominent in a print ad or web page send exactly the wrong message to every viewer still in their 40’s or younger is just not an easy sell. Hmmm wonder if I can get my boss’s 16 year old son to ask him what a fax is and why anyone would use one now?

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:57:31pm

re: #288 Blind Frog Belly White

It would be irresponsibly dangerous to hand any of the power of the State to someone with his combination of compulsive egotism and pathological insecurity.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 31, 2016 • 2:58:30pm

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Sarandon’s position comes from tons of privilege. It’s easy for her to say Bernie or bust since her lot isn’t going to be effected negatively. I agree with Blow, this is very irresponsible not to mention pigheaded behavior.

I love all of this talk about “Revolution”, without the understanding that no matter what happens after the fact, the lower rungs of society will always be the ones most negatively affected.

Plus, anyone who thinks that the immediate aftermath of the American Revolution(say about 6 years worth) went well is pretty fucking dumb. Bernie or Busters who want to play with that fire can just get right the fuck out.

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Jack Burton  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:01:29pm

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Sarandon’s position comes from tons of privilege. It’s easy for her to say Bernie or bust since her lot isn’t going to be effected negatively. I agree with Blow, this is very irresponsible not to mention pigheaded behavior.

Well it’s possible that even the “limousine liberals” pulling this shit can be negatively affected.

Trump could go full fascist and arrest people who speak out against him and/or otherwise ruin their lives like Red Scare style blacklists, etc. He could start a war involving WMDs. She and no one like her would be drafted into that mess, but her fucking money and influence isn’t going to save her from a nuclear explosion in Manhattan.

Still I doubt she’s operating from a position where she thinks this is the result, and it’s completely unreasonable that an army of millennials who want safe spaces and trigger warnings on everything is going to rise up and rebel to stop it.

But then again she is being completely unreasonable, selfish, and stupid. She succeeded in reminding me why I hate the far left almost as much as the far right.

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Lidane  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:02:16pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:03:00pm

Just did an interview with a reporter for the German newspaper Die Zeit, about conservative political sites like Breitbart, Redstate, etc., and about the GOP candidates in this election. You can probably imagine what I said.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:04:35pm

re: #238 FormerDirtDart

If only those guys were armed. These gun free zones have gone too damn far!

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:06:07pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

Just did an interview with a reporter for the German newspaper Die Zeit, about conservative political sites like Breitbart, Redstate, etc., and about the GOP candidates in this election. You can probably imagine what I said.

I’d ask to be sure but April 1st kicked in around these parts an hour ago, so I’ll just assume my imagination is correct for a change and run with that for the next 24 hours…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:06:27pm

re: #273 Tigger2

Not all of them.

Clooney is fairly bright. If he ran for congress where I lived, I would start campaigning for him immediately.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:06:43pm
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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:07:33pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

Just did an interview with a reporter for the German newspaper Die Zeit, about conservative political sites like Breitbart, Redstate, etc., and about the GOP candidates in this election. You can probably imagine what I said.

Was the word ‘Scheisskopf’ involved?

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Testy Toad T  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:08:22pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

Counter-point: who the fuck is Dave Weeden?

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:09:08pm

re: #304 Charles Johnson

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Well, I take LGF seriously. I also have no idea who that cretin is, so clearly i’m rolling 2/2 so far…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:09:24pm

re: #263 FormerDirtDart

Has the shooter been identified yet?

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Tigger2  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:10:16pm

re: #303 Ziggy_TARDIS

Not all of them.

Clooney is fairly bright. If he ran for congress where I lived, I would start campaigning for him immediately.

That why I said most and not all that I met.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:11:24pm

re: #289 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Confession: while I might have been doing a bit, I actually half-remembered that document from Red Land, Black Land.

There was quite an anthology of generational bitching from that lot. I can’t find the best of them, a lament of the priest of Ptah to his son. Here is a passage of the one above, hidden for length:

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:12:16pm

re: #308 GlutenFreeJesus

Has the shooter been identified yet?

Still waiting to see if he was a mentally disturbed lone wolf or a thug/terrorist.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:12:57pm

Annnd here we go with more, this time from Europe. Interesting how it’s never clear form the headline that the stories are bogus—clickbait, I suppose. Emphasis added:

Migration crisis: Hungarian government says EU cities have 900 no-go zones

Hungary’s rightwing government has claimed on a website that supports its upcoming anti-migrant quota referendum that there are 900 “no-go zones” in London, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin.

The government page entitled “We say no to mandatory migrant quotas” defines the 900 “no-go zones” as “neighbourhoods not under control, or hardly kept under control”, where “the norms of the host society … barely prevail”.

When asked to name the areas of London considered off-limits, government spokesman Zoltán Kovács told the Guardian: “Everything is based on publicly available data and sources.”

However, the Hungarian state ministry mainly cited blogs and conspiracy websites as evidence. […]

Reminds me of the trolls that show up here, make assertions, then when challenged either tell you to Google it or cite some unreliable source. That’s not how it works—at least not outside the RWNJ bubble—if you make a claim you need to back it up with facts, not “evidence” from biased blogs & conspiracy sites, FFS.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:13:37pm

re: #305 wrenchwench

Was the word ‘Scheisskopf’ involved?

Takes me back—many years ago, one of my sister’s friends got a weimaraner and wanted to give it a German name. She registered it as Scheisskopf, not knowing what it meant and thinking it sounded good.

Once somebody informed her of the the meaning, the dog was forever thereafter known only as SK.

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Jenner7  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:13:45pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:14:40pm

re: #274 The Ghost of a Cunning Plan

Pissing and moaning about how awful subsequent generations are is the old fucker equivalent of octopi emptying their ink sac.

Yeah, but when I was a kid, we knew everything. Still do.

/boomer off

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:14:59pm

re: #311 Skip Intro

You read my mind.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:15:51pm

re: #312 CuriousLurker

Hungary can go fuck itself.

Ironic, considering the history of the Hungarian people. They are not Indo-European, and do not originally come from the area.

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Great White Snark  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:16:49pm

re: #283 Jack Burton

re: #258 CuriousLurker

Following up, I just got off the phone with Paola Baker who wrote the follow up today. “Deputies: No terrorists found after gunfire reported at Deep Creek”. I have contacted the Adelanto office of SBDO Sheriffs dept and was told the actual filed reports would not be available to the public. At all. I then asked about filing an FOIA request and got rather curtly referred to the main office.

Sigh. So the long way ‘round.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:17:08pm

re: #297 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I love all of this talk about “Revolution”, without the understanding that no matter what happens after the fact, the lower rungs of society will always be the ones most negatively affected.

Plus, anyone who thinks that the immediate aftermath of the American Revolution(say about 6 years worth) went well is pretty fucking dumb. Bernie or Busters who want to play with that fire can just get right the fuck out.

It’s like those who think Civil War may not be a bad thing. It’s so clueless.

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Great White Snark  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:17:30pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

Just did an interview with a reporter for the German newspaper Die Zeit, about conservative political sites like Breitbart, Redstate, etc., and about the GOP candidates in this election. You can probably imagine what I said.

I have a hunch it’s going to sound even better in German.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:17:55pm

re: #312 CuriousLurker

Annnd here we go with more, this time from Europe. Interesting how it’s never clear form the headline that the stories are bogus—clickbait, I suppose. Emphasis added:

Reminds me of the trolls that show up here, make assertions, then when challenged either tells you to Google it or cites some unreliable source. That’s not how it works—at least not outside the RWNJ bubble—if you make a claim you need to back it up with facts, not “evidence” from biased blogs & conspiracy sites, FFS.

Sweet Christ on a stick.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:18:15pm

re: #312 CuriousLurker

Reminds me of the trolls that show up here, make assertions, then when challenged either tells you to Google it or cites some unreliable source. That’s not how it works—at least not outside the RWNJ bubble—if you make a claim you need to back it up with facts, not “evidence” from biased blogs & conspiracy sites, FFS.

FCMA. Fact check my ass. These folks loved to talk about how they’d fact check everyone, but now? They can’t even be bothered to google basic facts.

Pathetic really.

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:19:37pm

re: #313 BeachDem

Takes me back—many years ago, one of my sister’s friends got a weimaraner and wanted to give it a German name. She registered it as Schesskopf, not knowing what it meant and thinking it sounded good.

Once somebody informed her of the the meaning, the dog was forever thereafter known only as SK.

When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had 2 Weimaraners, both with German names, and every time I approached the fence, they scared the pee out of me with their barking and growling. They also had a bunny in a cage, and my cat snuck over and stole the bunny’s babies one by one. I had mixed feelings about that.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:20:00pm

re: #294 The Vicious Babushka

Here are Baby Whiplash’s 3 Reasons Trump Was Wrong On Punishing Women For Abortion (so you won’t have to read his toxic article)
1. It makes the anti-choice movement look bad.
2. Women are silly beings who are too stupid to know “science facts” of a fetus having separate DNA from them.
3. Women are brainwashed and misled by the “abortion industry” into “killing their own babies” because they would never make this decision on their own.

Just curious: Does he rant about Israel’s much more liberal abortion law, or is his snark reserved for the United States?

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:20:11pm

SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wrong-way driver leading authorities on a high-speed chase crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval base, killing himself and a passenger, authorities said Thursday.
The Navy base does not appear to be an intended target, and the man and woman who died were not affiliated with the military, said Capt. Monty Ashliman, commander at Naval Air Station Lemoore. He said authorities are investigating what started the chase and how the driver broke through the secured gate.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:20:16pm

re: #322 lawhawk

FCMA. Fact check my ass. These folks loved to talk about how they’d fact check everyone, but now? They can’t even be bothered to google basic facts.

Pathetic really.

What’s really pathetic to me is that a government is using conspiracy sites. Not a surprise though. The Hungarian right is pretty rabid.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:22:09pm

re: #308 GlutenFreeJesus

Has the shooter been identified yet?

Just got back from walking my dogs, haven’t seen anyone ID the shooter yet

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:23:40pm

re: #325 Shiplord Kirel

SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base

Good thing there are not people in the world who would love to torch an FA-18, or we’d have to do a better job of revetting them.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:24:30pm

re: #312 CuriousLurker

The Arrow Cross lives!

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:25:37pm

re: #326 HappyWarrior

What’s really pathetic to me is that a government is using conspiracy sites. Not a surprise though. The Hungarian right is pretty rabid.

The right-wing of our government uses them, why wouldn’t Hungary’s?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:26:21pm

re: #329 Shiplord Kirel

The Arrow Cross lives!

I learned a good amount about fascism in Eastern Europe when I took a class specifically about the region from 1914-48. The Soviet era really covered a lot of the crazy right wing bullshit from the region that’s been happening since the introduction of representative democracy.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:26:57pm

re: #325 Shiplord Kirel

SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base

Darwin Award contender.

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:27:01pm

Jewish people everywhere: “It’s a feature, not a bug”…. /

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:27:09pm

re: #328 Decatur Deb

Good thing there are not people in the world who would love to torch an FA-18, or we’d have to do a better job of revetting them.

Freepers are on the case. So far, none of them have blamed Muslims, but one has managed to blame Obama.

More taxpayer money down the drain, and a fighter damaged. Obama is smiling.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:27:11pm

re: #330 CuriousLurker

The right-wing of our government uses them, why wouldn’t Hungary’s?

True that, you’re right. I got the impression this was coming from the party in power though. Maybe I read wrong. Either way, you’re right, that it’s not unique at all to Hungary.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:29:34pm

Cruz now has a “Women for Cruz” coalition with his wife, his mother and former GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina.

Before a mostly male audience in Madison, Wis., Cruz made a pitch to female voters

Heidi Cruz:

“I want all of the women here in Wisconsin and across this country, to know how incredibly supportive … he has always been of all the women in his life,” she said. “I want you to know as voters he’ll be equally supportive of you and your families.”

wonkette.com

We’re just minutes away from Ann Romney and her:

Ann Romney ‘I Love You Women!’ clip cut for posting on social media

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The globulosus alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:31:47pm

re: #241 wrenchwench

thanks!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:32:38pm

A Las Vegas police K9 officer was shot and killed Thursday — just three weeks after he returned to duty following a machete attack that had sidelined him for a month.

Nicky, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, was killed in the line of duty when his human partner, Sgt. Eric Kerns, was involved in a confrontation Thursday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.

The suspect was shot, as well, said police, who didn’t immediately provide any further information. Witnesses told NBC station KSNV that the suspect was randomly shooting at people in the community.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:32:49pm

re: #317 Ziggy_TARDIS

BTW, I blocked this knuckle-dragger yesterday. You might want to do so as well since I know you’re a big Taylor Swift fan and he’s using her pics for his Twitter page.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:33:39pm

re: #294 The Vicious Babushka

2. Women are silly beings who are too stupid to know “science facts” of a fetus having separate DNA from them.
.

That makes it a parasite.
Ben might not want to pursue that argument.

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:34:16pm

re: #333 Archangelus

Gah, hit the paywall.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:37:26pm

re: #267 ObserverArt

Our education system fails us. The younger voters are proving it.

That’s because of the difference between the purported purpose of the educational system and its actual purpose.

The purported purpose of the education system is to turn out human beings suitable for citizenship. By this standard it is indeed a complete failure.

The actual purpose of the education system is to turn out human resources suitable for employment. By this standard it is quite successful.

The former is better for the nation but regarded as ‘so so’ by the ‘capitalists’ as a nation run by human beings will limit the ‘capitalists’ freedom of action along with taxing them fairly.

The latter is great for business and so is preferred by the ‘capitalists’. That a nation of human resources will fail rapidly taking their wealth with them isn’t a question they can entertain.

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Archangelus  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:39:56pm

re: #341 CuriousLurker

Gah, hit the paywall.

Try now, just worked for me…

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CuriousLurker  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:46:16pm

re: #343 Archangelus

Try now, just worked for me…

Nope, still no luck. Oh well.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Mar 31, 2016 • 3:51:51pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

Thank you!

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Great White Snark  Mar 31, 2016 • 4:12:54pm

re: #344 CuriousLurker

BTW no help from SBDO Sheriffs.

Exemptions to access rights-

“[r]ecords of complaints to, or investigations conducted by, or records of intelligence information or security procedures of, the office of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice, the California Emergency Management Agency, and any state or local police agency, or any investigatory or security files compiled by any other state or local police agency, or any investigatory or security files compiled by any other state or local agency for correctional, law enforcement, or licensing purposes.” Govt. Code § 6254(f) (see below in green for entire text of provision).

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2016 • 4:22:31pm

re: #294 The Vicious Babushka

Here are Baby Whiplash’s 3 Reasons Trump Was Wrong On Punishing Women For Abortion (so you won’t have to read his toxic article)
1. It makes the anti-choice movement look bad.
2. Women are silly beings who are too stupid to know “science facts” of a fetus having separate DNA from them.
3. Women are brainwashed and misled by the “abortion industry” into “killing their own babies” because they would never make this decision on their own.

Ben’s commenters aren’t buying any of this, and very much want to see women punished for having abortions.

As usual, Trump has merely said out loud what many conservatives believe.

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Ubiq  Mar 31, 2016 • 6:09:09pm

re: #146 IHateYahoo

Hey just because this piece of work wrote about gamergate does not mean he represents it. I am a life long gamer and Democrat and I support gamergate. Milo used the controversy and the people in it as a springboard for his career, and to preach his messed up conservative principles. I have nothing but disdain for this guy.

As a game developer with 20 years experience, I can tell you that gamergate is trash, and is nothing more than a mob of idiots who are dedicated to the concept that people should be allowed and encouraged to be utter assholes to other humans on the internet, especially if their targets are feminists. The gamergate hate mob, in the launch of the protest, ended up driving several of my female coworkers and acquaintances off the internet and in a couple of cases, out of the industry altogether.

Yesterday, GamerGate drove a customer service representative from Nintendo out of the game industry for the high crime of being a woman and pointing out that gamergate is a hate mob driven by utter filth and neoconservative reactionary political leanings. GamerGate is, at its best, a bunch of repressed idiots who are terrified that games may start being designed for more diverse, international audiences, and are at worst nothing more than a manifestation of 8chan’s wall of cultural hatred, with a strong undercurrent of MRA and white supremacist filth lurking just beneath the surface.

Milo is the perfect mouthpiece for GamerGate.


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