Kansas Sec. of State Kobach’s Office Puts Out Spanish Voter Guide With Wrong Deadline

“An administrative error”
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is well known for his anti-immigrant views and connections to far right white nationalist organizations, and in 2012 he tried to get President Obama removed from presidential election ballots in the state because, he said, there was evidence Obama’s birth certificate was faked. He’s also the guy who advised Mitt Romney on his infamous “self-deportation” scheme.

So does anyone actually believe this was just an honest mistake? Kobach’s Office Puts Out Spanish Voter Guide With Wrong Registration Deadline.

The Spanish-language voter guides from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office include two errors about registering to vote in the state, while the English guides do not include the same errors.

The Spanish-language guides said that voters could register up to 15 days before the election, while the English version included the correct deadline, 21 days before the election, as the Daily Kos flagged last week. And while the English guides told voters they could use their passport as a photo ID, the guides in Spanish did not include a passport in the list.

With this background, at the very least there should be an investigation; but this is Kansas we’re talking about.

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268 comments

1
stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:28:07pm

His eyes are more dead than Scott Walker’s.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:28:09pm

So suppose it was an actual error. The buck does still stop somewhere, right? I wonder how much responsibility for this oh-so-innocent screwup will be taken on personally by the head of the organization and representative of the Party of Personal Responsibility.

(I lied.)

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:29:00pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:30:03pm

Kansas these days seems to be serving as a test case for what happens to a state when wingnuts run everything. And the answer is an economic basketcase with draconian laws and an appreciation for all the various ways that democracy can be undermined to serve the interests of a single party.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:33:04pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:33:46pm

From one of the ads up top:

Donald Trump Goes Into Hiding After Delegate Bloodbath In Colorado and South Carolina

Donald Trump can no longer win the Republican nomination with big rallies, phone interviews, and tweets. The contest to be the next GOP nominee has entered the professional political realm, and Trump is being routed like the unskilled, unprepared, and unorganized amateur that he is.

The Republican frontrunner is showing his lack of character by running away when the going gets tough. Americans want a president who will lead, not a spoiled rich boy who will take his ball and go home when things aren’t going his way.

Trump is becoming the thing that he hates most. A loser who is getting outhustled in a deal.

That’s gonna leave a mark.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:36:24pm

Not a chance in Hell that this was an actual error and not deliberate. I hope that Justice investigates Kobach for this.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:38:10pm

There’s absolutely no way in hell Kobach’s office does something like this innocently. This was deliberate ratfuckery.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:39:28pm

Maybe the SEC can go after him. It’s one of the few thing that works here in Texas.

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withak  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:40:10pm

re: #1 stpaulbear

His eyes are more dead than Scott Walker’s.

He looks like a dumber, older Affleck brother.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:44:57pm

I think she’s deeply conflicted about her father’s campaign and is playing along just to protect her inheritance.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:46:18pm

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

Trump certainly seems like the sort of vindictive pile of rat effluent who would fuck his own kid over in that way.

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withak  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:48:04pm

re: #12 Testy Toad T

Trump certainly seems like the sort of vindictive pile of rat effluent who would fuck his own kid over in that way.

Given Trump’s past comments on his own children, that takes on a whole new meaning.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:50:03pm

re: #7 Big Beautiful Door

Not a chance in Hell that this was an actual error and not deliberate. I hope that Justice investigates Kobach for this.

Good point. DOJ needs to investigate his obvious attempt to confuse Spanish-speaking voters. These people are not democratic. They’re fascist.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:50:14pm

re: #2 Testy Toad T

So suppose it was an actual error. The buck does still stop somewhere, right? I wonder how much responsibility for this oh-so-innocent screwup will be taken on personally by the head of the organization and representative of the Party of Personal Responsibility.

(I lied.)

Conservative government can never fail. It can only be failed.

16
Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:51:00pm

Sorry

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:51:23pm

re: #11 goddamnedfrank

What a joke. It’s almost as if she’s never voted before.

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451_Montag  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:53:40pm

re: #12 Testy Toad T

Trump certainly seems like the sort of vindictive pile of rat effluent who would fuck his own kid over in that way.

Didn’t he remove health care from his nephews kid? Family values, he’s best at it

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freetoken  Apr 11, 2016 • 1:55:20pm

re: #6 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Speaking of Trump, in case you missed this:

Vince and Linda McMahon Biggest Donors to Trump Foundation

World Wrestling Entertainment magnates Vince and Linda McMahon were the largest donors to the Donald J. Trump Foundation from 2004 to 2014.

The McMahons donated $5 million to the foundation and Trump himself didn’t give any money to the foundation between 2009 and 2014, according to the Washington Post. […]

I still believe that there is an outside chance that Trump’s campaign is a work.

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wrenchwench  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:00:21pm

A comment worth repeating:

re: #205 Kragar

[Kobach’s Office Puts Out Spanish Voter Guide With Wrong Registration Deadline]

Something is often lost in the translation. In this case, it should be Kobach’s job.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:03:19pm

re: #19 freetoken

Speaking of Trump, in case you missed this:

Vince and Linda McMahon Biggest Donors to Trump Foundation

I still believe that there is an outside chance that Trump’s campaign is a work.

If he doesn’t get the nomination, he’s not going to punish the Republicans by running third party. First of all, that’s too much like work—and it’d probably be too late. He’s just going to say the whole thing was a joke, just to show what nimrods you all are.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:03:25pm
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Testy Toad T  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:05:10pm

re: #21 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

If he doesn’t get the nomination, he’s not going to punish the Republicans by running third party. First of all, that’s too much like work—and it’d probably be too late. He’s just going to say the whole thing was a joke, just to show what nimrods you all are.

Spite is a powerful motivator. He wouldn’t have to work that hard to make Cruz a luuuuuzer.

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Agnostick  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:06:21pm

Evidence Continues to Mount in Kansas Ballot Tampering Case — And The State Won’t Do Anything

Dr. Beth Clarkson, the statistician and engineer at Wichita State University who is challenging the state in court for a full audit of the votes in the 2014 election, updated her newsletter on August 23, yet more interesting news continues to develop as Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach finally defends his stance.

At issue is the fact that there are numerous circumstantial issues that allude to voter machine tampering, including a statistical analysis done by Dr. Clarkson that goes against most common knowledge of how elections work.

As Dr. Clarkson says, “We already have a smoking gun, now we need to do some forensic analysis to see what it all means.”

Dr. Clarkson’s website

Dr. Clarkson’s FB page

Kansas judge: Mathematician can’t access voting machine tapes

Judge Tim Lahey ruled Thursday that he couldn’t force county officials to turn the tapes over to Beth Clarkson.

That’s because Clarkson, a mathematician, used the same argument in a previous lawsuit she lost, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

Lahey did, however, deny a motion by Sedgwick County election commissioner, Tabitha Lehman, to dismiss Clarkson’s open records case. But it’s a negligible victory, because the point of Clarkson’s lawsuit was to check the accuracy of the voting machines, the Wichita Eagle reports.

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b_sharp  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:06:52pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

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Lovely Sitka spuce top.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:16:24pm

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, unless it involves screwing over minorities, in which case it’s almost certainly malice.”

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Anymouse  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:16:38pm

Off Topic: a porn site has banned North Carolina IP addresses from accessing it, citing the state’s recently passed HB2:

huffingtonpost.com

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:16:50pm

Yeah, they seem like rational, involved citizens. (bolding mine)

(Philadelphia/Temple University) There is a palpable ferocity to their support. They tend to portray themselves less as Democrats fighting for their candidate than as part of a movement of the young and connected fighting to address the gap between the country’s ideals and its realities.

They say they prize authenticity and consistency. In interviews, none expressed a willingness to vote for Mrs. Clinton in the general election if she defeats Mr. Sanders for the nomination…

But if this is a movement, it is not yet one showing signs of outlasting the presidential election and harnessing the power of Sanders supporters for other battles.

Although it’s not hard to imagine the various strands of support for Mr. Sanders coming together to form a more expansive movement, few at the rally in Philadelphia seemed interested in such a thing.

Instead, they spoke ominously about the consequences of a defeat. Mr. Float heard talk of a “mass de-registration” campaign from the Democratic Party if Mr. Sanders loses the race for the nomination.

“The backlash,” said Rose Fahringer, 18, “could be significant.”

nytimes.com

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Testy Toad T  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:18:44pm

re: #28 BeachDem

Instead, they spoke ominously about the consequences of a defeat. Mr. Float heard talk of a “mass de-registration” campaign from the Democratic Party if Mr. Sanders loses the race for the nomination.

“The backlash,” said Rose Fahringer, 18, “could be significant.”

nytimes.com

So committed to the revolution they’ll work to change the party (the one that’s sympathetic to their cause, much more so than the country at large) for almost an entire primary cycle!

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bratwurst  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:21:30pm

What the fuck is wrong with this guy?

Ben Carson: I’d Be Never Trump Too If Election Stakes Weren’t So High

Carson told host Krista Kafer, who said she will not support Trump if he’s the nominee, that he would share her view if the stakes of the election for future generations weren’t so high.

“For me, it’s about the children and the grandchildren,” said Carson.

So if it weren’t for those pesky kids, he could see himself insisting upon a presidential candidate who is not an evil clown?

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SteelPH  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:22:47pm

re: #30 bratwurst

What the fuck is wrong with this guy?

A comprehensive list would take too long.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:23:46pm

re: #6 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The classic sign of a bully- all bluster and ego until someone hits him square on the nose… Typically resulting in slinking away and then scheme to deny everything heinously said and done leading up to this point.

Too bad the one bloodying Trump’s nose is and out and out Theocrat of the highest order. Which is worse? The egomaniacal populist nut or the wanna-be leader of the Christian Taliban?

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nines09  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:25:31pm

re: #7 Big Beautiful Door

Not a chance in Hell that this was an actual error and not deliberate. I hope that Justice investigates Kobach for this.

As you wonder why some things are just screwed up, it becomes clear they are screwed up by design. Planned. Thought out. And enacted. This is by design. Fraud and bigotry in one neat little package. Complicit is the key word. Some lower case schmuck will take the hit, but the finger prints belong to those much more powerful.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:31:36pm
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451_Montag  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:33:50pm

re: #30 bratwurst

What the fuck is wrong with this guy?

Ben Carson: I’d Be Never Trump Too If Election Stakes Weren’t So High

So if it weren’t for those pesky kids, he could see himself insisting upon a presidential candidate who is not an evil clown?

Most things

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:35:15pm
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Snarknado!  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:36:35pm

On the topic from downstairs, I couldn’t post earlier, but years ago, I knew someone whose father had two wives (from one of the more enlightened Gulf states). He had married the second because his first wife had only one child (or two?) and was too old to have more. According to the son, they got along well (11 children!). But I don’t imagine the wives were equal partners with the husband.

Bedtime here, but I thught I’d toss this in before sleeping.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:39:36pm

re: #28 BeachDem

Instead, they spoke ominously about the consequences of a defeat. Mr. Float heard talk of a “mass de-registration” campaign from the Democratic Party if Mr. Sanders loses the race for the nomination.

Kinda have to be an actual member of the party, first…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:40:15pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

Silly, useless details!

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:41:36pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

What gorgeous work. I could see a lot of influence of the Islamic Moors in much of the architecture.

I wonder if the wingnuts will take that as a sign that Europe is being overrun by Islam?

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 2:44:54pm

re: #28 BeachDem

They can’t be arsed to vote in off-year elections, but they expect me to buy into them engaging in a ‘mass campaign’ to get people to de-register from the Democratic party for the purpose of doing…something?

Yeah, no. Consider your bluff called.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:00:26pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:02:34pm
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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:03:23pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

That was shot at 35mm on a full-frame camera?

Pretty pic, but something looks “off” with the perspective of the bird, unfortunatley I’m not experienced enough to put my finger on it. The lighting on the bird seems odd too (and I’m ignoring the annoyingly overused HDR).

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:07:35pm

re: #40 Romantic Heretic

What gorgeous work. I could see a lot of influence of the Islamic Moors in much of the architecture.

I wonder if the wingnuts will take that as a sign that Europe is being overrun by Islam?

Eurabia! Nooooooooo—they warned us about this!!11!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:09:12pm

re: #44 CuriousLurker

That was shot with a 35mm lens on a full-frame camera?

Pretty pic, but something looks “off” with the perspective of the bird, unfortunatley I’m not experienced enough to put my finger on it. The lighting on the bird seems odd too (and I’m ignoring the annoyingly overused HDR).

Actually, the caption says a 135mm lens.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:11:31pm

I tried having a discussion with someone who talked about wanting to build multiple parties. I pointed out that there already ARE a number of non-major parties and they never attract more than marginal support and whenever someone tries to start a new major party it fails. So I suggested the best thing for him to do would be to study the history and the political system, because America has really been a two-party system since it began, even though the parties have morphed and changed, and recently switched philosophies and electorates.

He got bitchy and accused me of being impolite.

So I told him I was being VERY polite in suggesting study, because I think the way our system is set up predisposes us to two parties. Consider, for example, Congress. Each district has its own ‘winner take all’ election, rather than taking, say a whole state and apportioning representation by the percentage of the vote. 435 Winner Take All contests naturally leads to two parties, because there’s no way for a third party to build up any kind of caucus if they can’t get any seats.

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Lidane  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:13:35pm

What could possibly go wrong?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:14:03pm

re: #47 Blind Frog Belly White

It is too FUCKING EXPENSIVE to start a new party that can compete. Unless you’ve got billions of dollars in a vault somewhere you’re screwed. Federal politics in this country are for the wealthy, not the common man.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:16:24pm

re: #48 Lidane

He couldn’t even find the time to iron his flag he got from eBay that’s made in China.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:20:22pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Actually, the caption says a 135mm lens.

Yeah, I just corrected my comment. But still, I don’t understand why it says the focal length was 35mm if it’s a 135mm prime telephoto. The surrounding architecture looks more like it was shot with a very wide angle or fisheye, not a telephoto. Maybe it’s just a weird perspective or something…

Where the hell is gdf? This is his specialty. I don’t mind being wrong, but if he achieved that look with a 135mm prime, I’d like to know how.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:21:50pm

re: #49 Eclectic Cyborg

It is too FUCKING EXPENSIVE to start a new party that can compete. Unless you’ve got billions of dollars in a vault somewhere you’re screwed. Federal politics in this country are for the wealthy, not the common man.

Well, there’s that, but it’s not JUST that, and frankly, you can’t really build a party from the top, unless you build it around one person running for President, a la Perot. And that guy was bugfuck insane.

If you want to build a party you have to start at the bottom, but the majoritarian, district-based nature of how we choose our representatives makes it hard to break in, even at that level. Every race already has someone from the two majors running, or one person running unopposed - and if that race were contestable, the other party would get there first.

I think it’s not so much the money, it’s the set up.

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wrenchwench  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:23:22pm
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sizzzzlerz  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:23:31pm

re: #31 SteelPH

A comprehensive list would take too long.

It would also take several PhDs from, like, Zurich or something

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:27:40pm

re: #47 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s are other winner-take-all countries with multiple major parties. I think the thing that makes the US truly unique in this is our staggered elections. There’s just no real way for a new party to gain more than a smaLloyd chunk over the existing ones.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:29:12pm

re: #48 Lidane

Anyone know what that logo is on his jacket? Looks like an alien or something.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:29:55pm

re: #48 Lidane

What could possibly go wrong?

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You just reminded me of this, which I saw this weekend:

Analysts, militia groups weigh in on Wichita mosque controversy

When a Wichita mosque canceled a speaker’s appearance last month after fearing an armed protest, some people wanted to know why some protesters planned to show up with guns at a place of worship.

Daryl Johnson says he has an idea of what might be behind it. It involves the world of home-grown militias or “security forces” and a Facebook message that sounds to him like a domestic terrorist threat against Muslims in Kansas.

“WE need to keep an eye on muslim buildings. and ready to strike,” part of the message, posted on the Kansas Patriots Network, says.

The reaction against the Wichita mosque speaker appears to be part of a new trend by anti-government militia groups of targeting Muslims, Johnson said. He is a former senior domestic terrorism analyst with the Department of Homeland Security who has testified to Congress. […]

kansas.com

This kind of crap is one of the reasons I got grumpy yesterday over having someone shake their finger at me over my upding of a frickin’ pun that didn’t intend any malice or ridicule anyone. There are people out there who want to kill us just because we’re Muslim, and there are candidates of a major political party mainstreaming anti-Muslim bigotry & hatred.

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:30:57pm

re: #28 BeachDem

Yeah, they seem like rational, involved citizens. (bolding mine)

(Philadelphia/Temple University) There is a palpable ferocity to their support. They tend to portray themselves less as Democrats fighting for their candidate than as part of a movement of the young and connected fighting to address the gap between the country’s ideals and its realities.

They say they prize authenticity and consistency. In interviews, none expressed a willingness to vote for Mrs. Clinton in the general election if she defeats Mr. Sanders for the nomination…

But if this is a movement, it is not yet one showing signs of outlasting the presidential election and harnessing the power of Sanders supporters for other battles.

Although it’s not hard to imagine the various strands of support for Mr. Sanders coming together to form a more expansive movement, few at the rally in Philadelphia seemed interested in such a thing.

Instead, they spoke ominously about the consequences of a defeat. Mr. Float heard talk of a “mass de-registration” campaign from the Democratic Party if Mr. Sanders loses the race for the nomination.

“The backlash,” said Rose Fahringer, 18, “could be significant.”

nytimes.com

If Bernie and his revolting masses hated the Democratic party and their processes so damn much then he should have stayed an ran as an Independent and he and he and they could have it all for themselves. He has all that money and support, they want to do it their way…so you should have just gone on ahead and done it.

They wouldn’t have any thing to cry about, they could all vote for Bernie with no primary challenge and the best thing…the rest of us wouldn’t have had to heard a 74 year old and his followers cry like brats.

All the power could have been in your hands Bern.

(Gee, I wonder why he didn’t do it? Anyone??? /)

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makeitstop  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:32:28pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

Anyone know what that logo is on his jacket? Looks like an alien or something.

Looks like a variant of the ‘Punisher’ skull logo.

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danarchy  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:33:55pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

Anyone know what that logo is on his jacket? Looks like an alien or something.

I would guess it is something like the Punishers logo
Punisher Skull

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:34:25pm

re: #51 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I just corrected my comment. But still, I don’t understand why it says the focal length was 35mm if it’s a 135mm prime telephoto. The surrounding architecture looks more like it was shot with a very wide angle or fisheye, not a telephoto. Maybe it’s just a weird perspective or something…

Where the hell is gdf? This is his specialty. I don’t mind being wrong, but if he achieved that look with a 135mm prime, I’d like to know how.

Yeah, the bird was Photoshopped in. The background is certainly shot with a fisheye, since there is clear distortion of all the lines, and the bird shows none of those effects. Still. Pretty composite.

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BeachDem  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:37:22pm

So, I guess it’s Hillary’s fault that Bernie’s REVOLUTIONARIES in New York didn’t change their registration. Or didn’t register as new voters by the deadline. Great planning. And, of course, these little snowflakes are the first people in history to ever be new voters…from a kos diary about a YUUUGGE rally, where someone had the audacity to wonder how many of those attendees were registered Democrats and then the Berners whined about how unfair the primary process is:

How on earth could they have known last October that they had to change their registration? Good way to thwart the will of the people, NY!

WAHHH!
and

It will be interesting to see how quickly that rule is changed for future primary elections. Maybe the newly minted Dem voters who were disenfranchised by this ridiculous rule will make it a priority to change it.

Note—they weren’t disenfranchised—they just didn’t do their homework.

Someone explained that:

New voters could register up to March 25th. But its been the law in New York for literally decades that to switch parties you have to file 25 days before the general election the year before. (Section 5-304 of the New York code).

The general election of 2015 was 11/03. So the deadline for the switching for 2016 was Oct 9th 2015.

It is to prevent non-members of parties from “raiding” (thats what they call it; we call it “rat-f#cking”) into other party primaries to influence results.

It was passed in 1976.

I don’t know why people are angry.

And received this rational response:

People are angry b/c they cannot vote for their preferred candidate. Longstanding law or not, imo, it’s awful.

Yeah—it’s such a shame that the law couldn’t be changed, after the deadline, to accommodate THE REVOLUTION!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:37:33pm

re: #55 Belafon

There’s are other winner-take-all countries with multiple major parties. I think the thing that makes the US truly unique in this is our staggered elections. There’s just no real way for a new party to gain more than a smaLloyd chunk over the existing ones.

Years ago, my wife, in a fit of madness, registered Libertarian. Next thing you know, the Libertarian Party contacted her and asked her to run for the Health Care District Board. She agreed, and then never heard from them again. They wanted someone from the LP to be on the ballot.

She came in 4th in a 5 person race for 3 seats, after not campaigning at all, with 12,485 votes - more than Bernie got it in Wyoming!

But this speaks to the problem recruiting quality candidates - if you had any ambition to ever hold public office, would you run as anything other than Republican or Democrat? Sure, it can work in rare cases in rare places, but generally, if you want to actually get elected, you go with one of the majors. It’s like starting a new football league - you don’t get first-round draft picks.

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Jack Burton  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:37:35pm

re: #56 Eclectic Cyborg

Anyone know what that logo is on his jacket? Looks like an alien or something.

It’s the Punisher Skull. It’s used by a lot of these whack-job groups like the III%ers and Oathkeepers, etc.

Generally anyone with that on them who isn’t obviously a comic book nerd is probably a paranoid nut bar who is borderline on seditious.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:37:43pm

re: #57 CuriousLurker

You just reminded me of this, which I saw this weekend:

This kind of crap is one of the reasons I got grumpy yesterday over having someone shake their finger at me over my upding of a frickin’ pun that didn’t intend any malice or ridicule anyone. There are people out there who want to kill us just because we’re Muslim, and there are candidates of a major political party mainstreaming anti-Muslim bigotry & hatred.

Aside from the virulent hatred, that “…and ready to strike” thing just sets off my grammar alarm bells.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:37:56pm

re: #60 danarchy

I would guess it is something like the Punishers logo
Punisher Skull

Well the Totenkopf, or Death’s head symbol was associated with the German Military (Nazis included) for a long time, but of course the skull symbol is an internationally recognized symbol for death which also makes sense in this context.

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:38:07pm

Also: I keep getting the message that Shockwave Flash has crashed on this page.

Charles, I think you’ve got some misbehaving ads being served up.

Sorry, but I’m turning FlashBlock and NoScript back on. The recent Flash security hole that allowed malware to install ransomware spooked the shit out of me.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:38:49pm

re: #67 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

Also: I keep getting the message that Shockwave Flash has crashed on this page.

Charles, I think you’ve got some misbehaving ads being served up.

Sorry, but I’m turning FlashBlock and NoScript back on. The recent Flash security hole that allowed malware to install ransomware spooked the shit out of me.

The ad about the hottest chick or the one asking if this is the hottest chick?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:41:24pm

re: #52 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, there’s that, but it’s not JUST that, and frankly, you can’t really build a party from the top, unless you build it around one person running for President, a la Perot. And that guy was bugfuck insane.

If you want to build a party you have to start at the bottom, but the majoritarian, district-based nature of how we choose our representatives makes it hard to break in, even at that level. Every race already has someone from the two majors running, or one person running unopposed - and if that race were contestable, the other party would get there first.

I think it’s not so much the money, it’s the set up.

The Tea Party and, to some extent the Libertarians, have been fairly successful in taking over the GOP because they understood the system and building their revolution from the ground up. That is, going for the local and state races first, then Congress.
The closest thing resembling the former GOP is blue dog dems. And they are getting pretty weird now as well.

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:41:32pm

Dammit! Just happened again!

…and then the page froze again. Shee-it.

What will I do without all the ads featuring BOOBS! BOOBS! BOOBS! between the post and the comment section, I ask you?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:41:53pm

Thanks Obama
//

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:43:19pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Tea Party and, to some extent the Libertarians, have been fairly successful in taking over the GOP because they understood the system and building their revolution from the ground up. That is, going for the local and state races first, then Congress.
The closest thing resembling the former GOP is blue dog dems. And they are getting pretty weird now as well.

True, although to be fair, the Tea Party was really just an insurgency of Republican voters within the GOP. They were smart enough not to try to start an actual new party.

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makeitstop  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:47:02pm

re: #70 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

Dammit! Just happened again!

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What will I do without all the ads featuring BOOBS! BOOBS! BOOBS! between the post and the comment section, I ask you?

When I get that message, I just X it out and go on without it.

The site actually works really well without Flash butting in. A lot of times I just open Chrome’s task manager and pre-emptively crash the plugin.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:47:09pm

re: #70 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

Yeah some of the ads (and I know it’s not Charles’ fault) are pretty NSFW. That’s why I never access LGF on my work PC, I only browse from my phone.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:47:14pm
▪ The Spanish version of the guide said, in two places, that voters could register up to 15 days before an election. The actual deadline, 21 days before the election, was correct in the English guide.

OK, why 15 days? If actual deadline is 21 days, and there was an error, shouldn’t it be 14 days, or 7? Doesn’t look like an error to me.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:52:34pm

Yeah seems to me if you were trying to screw Hispanics you’d put 21 days on theirs and 15 on the english. (meaning english speakers would have 6 extra days to register)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:53:11pm

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ObserverArt  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:53:59pm

I guess a lot of the berners who are upset they aren’t registered in New York in time to vote in the primaries didn’t realize all the Bernie awesomeness back last year.

Or, I am now wondering if the real problem is they weren’t all that interested in the primaries but see all this activity and movement for Bernie and feel they are missing out.

Could it be fashion and they want to be in on it…get on the big wagon and ride?

(cynical, just a bit)

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Teukka  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:54:44pm

Dunno if this has been posted yet. May be NSFW.
Huffington Post: Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State’s Anti-LGBT Laws
Wonder what kind of mark that is going to leave…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:56:58pm

re: #79 Teukka

Dunno if this has been posted yet. May be NSFW.
Huffington Post: Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State’s Anti-LGBT Laws
Wonder what kind of mark that is going to leave…

Eh, it’s easy enough to work around with a proxy server.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 3:59:10pm

re: #79 Teukka

Dunno if this has been posted yet. May be NSFW.
Huffington Post: Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State’s Anti-LGBT Laws
Wonder what kind of mark that is going to leave…

“Back in March, we had 400,000 hits for the term ‘Transsexual’ from North Carolina alone,”

Good for them and it is quite telling how a porn site is the only one to cyber boycott NC right now, what would happen if Google decided to do it too?

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danarchy  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:01:54pm

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

Eh, it’s easy enough to work around with a proxy server.

Why bother it’s only xHamster, that leaves you with only like 1000 other options for porn….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:02:15pm

re: #82 danarchy

Why bother it’s only xHamster, that leaves you with only like 1000 other option for porn….

That too.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:04:00pm

re: #12 Testy Toad T

Trump certainly seems like the sort of vindictive pile of rat effluent who would fuck his own kid over in that way.

re: #13 withak

Given Trump’s past comments on his own children, that takes on a whole new meaning.

Hey, it wouldn’t be first time that he’d fuck over his own family, like he did with his disabled nephew.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:05:11pm

re: #57 CuriousLurker

Below is a little taste of what it feels like to be Muslim in America right now. Below are the 20 Google Alerts that came in Friday related to anti-Muslim hatred. I have alerts set up for probably 30 or so of the worst hatemongers as well as another 30-40 for various politicians, law enforcement, anti-mosque controversies, stuff happening in Israel, etc. Keep in mind that each of the hatemonger alerts contain, on average, anywhere between two and about half a dozen links. I don’t even read most of the articles because they’re too toxic.

They churn this shit out non-stop every single day of the week. I’m not asking for nor do I want anyone’s sympathy, what I do want is for my fellow Americans to acknowledge what things are like for us right now and “stay woke” about the dangers. BTW, today’s Google Alert count is at 15 (so far).

And that’s just the web—it’s not counting print periodicals, TV, or radio. Now you know why I never turn on the TV. //

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:08:31pm

re: #57 CuriousLurker

You just reminded me of this, which I saw this weekend:

This kind of crap is one of the reasons I got grumpy yesterday over having someone shake their finger at me over my upding of a frickin’ pun that didn’t intend any malice or ridicule anyone. There are people out there who want to kill us just because we’re Muslim, and there are candidates of a major political party mainstreaming anti-Muslim bigotry & hatred.

But CL, the pun was based on the fact that Hispanics and panic attacks are both things that exist in the world. This is clearly deeply offensive.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:09:20pm

re: #86 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

But CL, the pun was based on the fact that Hispanics and panic attacks are both things that exist in the world. This is clearly deeply offensive.

Heh, yeah—my bad.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:09:38pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

You have it backwards: The correct deadline is 21 days until the (general) election.
Latinos are NOT given six extra days. It’s like what rat**kers do when they tell people in certain districts that election day is the “next” day.

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KingKenrod  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:10:41pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah seems to me if you were trying to screw Hispanics you’d put 21 days on theirs and 15 on the english. (meaning english speakers would have 6 extra days to register)

The law says 21 days before. So by telling Hispanics they have until 15 days before, many would show up after the actual 21 day deadline and not be allowed to register.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:12:03pm

re: #86 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

But CL, the pun was based on the fact that Hispanics and panic attacks are both things that exist in the world. This is clearly deeply offensive.

It could have been worse. It could have been:

Q: “What did the Mexican Fire Chief name his kids?”

A: “José and Hose B.”

Now that would have been offensive….

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:13:16pm
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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:16:03pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah seems to me if you were trying to screw Hispanics you’d put 21 days on theirs and 15 on the english. (meaning english speakers would have 6 extra days to register)

You’re misunderstanding. If you show up 15 days before the date, you’re 6 days too late to register. They are giving Hispanics the false impression they have more time than they actually do, and not actually giving them more time.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:17:16pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It could have been worse. It could have been:

Now that would have been offensive….

Heh, that reminds me of the old joke about the Mexican guy named José who thinks America is a really great place full of thoughtful people because he went to a ballgame and before it started they sang, “José can you see…”

I think that one was from like 3rd grade.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:17:17pm

re: #92 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

You’re misunderstanding. If you show up 15 days before the date, you’re 6 days too late to register. They are giving Hispanics the false impression they have more time than they actually do, and not actually giving them more time.

“Error”, my ass, this was straight-up partisan ratfuckery.

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wrenchwench  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:18:10pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

You have my admiration for keeping a list like that, whether you read ‘em or not. At this point, I’m not even looking for the ‘pun fun’ you refer to. And I understand that both things are closer to you than to me, therefore could hurt more. Stay strong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:19:48pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:20:32pm

Looks like Chuck C. Johnson didn’t show up for his hearing in the lawsuit he filed against Gawker in California.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:22:00pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Of course if he loses the popular vote in the General, but has an Electoral majority he’ll refuse to take office on principle…right?

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:23:23pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

Looks like Chuck C. Johnson didn’t show up for his hearing in the lawsuit he filed against Gawker in California.

That means he wins….right?

All going according to plan.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:23:47pm

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

These are people who regularly injure themselves with their own firearms. I suspect proxy servers are going to be beyond most of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:28:26pm

re: #91 Stanley Sea

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LOL!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:31:11pm
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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:36:07pm

re: #94 TedStriker

“Error”, my ass, this was straight-up partisan ratfuckery.

Where did I say this was an error?

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:39:39pm

re: #95 wrenchwench

You have my admiration for keeping a list like that, whether you read ‘em or not. At this point, I’m not even looking for the ‘pun fun’ you refer to. And I understand that both things are closer to you than to me, therefore could hurt more. Stay strong.

The pun was that “his panic attacks” and “Hispanic attacks” are homophonic. Not in the context of Hispanics attacking people or anything, just in the context of it being a groanworthy pun.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:41:37pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL!

He don’t gaf.

edit, I fail.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:41:46pm

District investigating racist chants directed at Beloit soccer players

Officials from the Elkhorn Area School District are investigating racist taunts directed at Beloit Memorial High School soccer players by a group of its students attending a game.

The incident happened Thursday night as the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team visited Elkhorn.

Beloit Memorial girls soccer coach Brian Denu said the Elkhorn students taunted black and Latina girls soccer players with racial slurs and chants like “Donald Trump, build that wall.”

“Those are just words you’ll never be able to take back from those kids and an experience that you wish you could take back,” Denu said. “It was really disturbing for them.”

The author of this article felt it was unimportant to include some of the nasty shit that was said. Lots of love and understanding for Wisconsin’s little racist darlings.

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wrenchwench  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:42:42pm

re: #104 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

The pun was that “his panic attacks” and “Hispanic attacks” are homophonic. Not in the context of Hispanics attacking people or anything, just in the context of it being a groanworthy pun.

No problems with puns here. Only problems with someone giving another lizard trouble for updinging a pun.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:43:27pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m following two reporters who are there. Not many tweets.

Sad!

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:44:14pm
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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:51:37pm

Speaking of those Google Alerts, I just learned today about the naked trump painting that some artist did and posted to her FB back in February. Not sure how I missed that, but I definitely could’ve lived without it.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:52:55pm

re: #103 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

Where did I say this was an error?

Sorry, not on your part; I was talking about the handwaving from Kobach’s office at this “error”.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:56:39pm

re: #110 CuriousLurker

He’s plenty naked already.

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bratwurst  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:56:46pm

Of course he would have…he’s a human sack of garbage.

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b_sharp  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:58:03pm

re: #107 wrenchwench

No problems with puns here. Only problems with someone giving another lizard trouble for updinging a pun.

Puns are evil. I would never make one.

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TedStriker  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:58:21pm

re: #113 bratwurst

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Of course he would have…he’s a human sack of garbage.

A walking, talking, human dumpster fire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 4:59:54pm
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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:00:22pm

re: #113 bratwurst

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Of course he would have…he’s a human sack of garbage.

That just it, isn’t it? The stench they’re always complaining about—whatever it happens to be on any given day—is actually emanating from their own upper lips.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:00:26pm

re: #113 bratwurst

Gohmert: I Would Have Faked Being Trans to Go Into Women’s Room

There’s desperate, and there’s Aggie desperate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:01:22pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:01:26pm

re: #106 Amory Blaine

District investigating racist chants directed at Beloit soccer players

The author of this article felt it was unimportant to include some of the nasty shit that was said. Lots of love and understanding for Wisconsin’s little racist darlings.

Seems it was actually some elementary school girls doing the yelling (10 year olds). I wonder where they learned that stuff…..

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kirkspencer  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:02:16pm

re: #114 b_sharp

Puns are evil. I would never make one.

True, you should never stop with one.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:04:00pm

re: #113 bratwurst

Of course he would have…he’s a human sack of garbage.

I’m having issues imaging what a young Louis Gohmert would look like pretending to be a girl. And how would he have done it? Come to school already dressed as one? Gone into the boy’s room to change his clothes and hair?

Come on, Louis. Tell us more.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:06:00pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Never mind “feedback”.
Thanks for doing this.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:06:26pm

Instagram

Big News: Tomorrow President Obama will designate a new national monument honoring women’s equality on #EqualPayDay. Learn more by clicking the link in the bio.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:07:18pm

Instagram

President Obama plays with August DuBois during an Oval Office visit with his parents, Joshua and Michelle DuBois today. Joshua is the former Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:08:52pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

I’m having issues imaging what a young Louis Gohmert would look like pretending to be a girl. And how would he have done it? Come to school already dressed as one? Gone into the boy’s room to change his clothes and hair?

Come on, Louis. Tell us more.

He would have been hella disappointed to find out that ladies’ rooms contain only stalls, girls don’t all pee together at a urinette (I think this is an actual word, but not an actual thing).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:13:08pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Trolling level 11.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:17:46pm

re: #125 Charles Johnson

That reminds me of some of the White House photos from JFK’s time.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:18:00pm

Don’t cast aspersions on my asparagus!! *SNERK*

What a legacy. The internet is forever, Louie.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:19:00pm

Isn’t Louie Gohmert also the terror babies guy?

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:22:43pm

re: #130 Eclectic Cyborg

Isn’t Louie Gohmert also the terror babies guy?

Probably. It would be convenient if every stupid utterance from a Republican came from Louis Gohmert, but alas, he really has to earn the distinction on a nearly daily basis to beat out his colleagues.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:23:30pm

re: #131 Barefoot Grin

Probably. It would be convenient if every stupid utterance from a Republican came from Louis Gohmert, but alas, he really has to earn the distinction on a nearly daily basis to beat out his colleagues.

Just Googled it. Yep, it’s him alright.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:23:37pm

re: #130 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, starts around 1:20:

Rep. Louie Gohmert Goes Berserk On Anderson Cooper!!!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:26:40pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:27:21pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

That’s KING Kong to you, motherfucker.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:27:53pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

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Beautiful.

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LoonRadio  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:32:05pm

When your ideas are as bankrupt as your morals, the only way to win is to cheat.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:32:25pm

NPR tries to help teh Donald out:

Can A Candidate Pay Delegates?

So what could be offered this time around?

“I think state dinners are kind of off the table for the Republican candidates this time, which is too bad,” Ginsberg noted, “but travel would not be improper [to places like Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort in Florida] under any existing rules. Things like travel and meals and subsistence and expenses are all perfectly legal.”

What about cash?

“My legal advice would be that might smell like a bribe to somebody,” Ginsberg said, “and so probably not a good idea. And I don’t think anyone would contemplate the actual payment of dollars. There is a statute that prohibits the offer a federal job, but telling somebody that, ‘Gee, you look like a really accomplished individual, and we want you to be a part of what we get going forward once we’re elected’ is certainly permissible as a thing to talk about.”

npr.org

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:33:58pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:34:36pm

The thing that Sanders fans don’t seem to get about primaries, caucuses, delegates, and superdelegates is that this is a PARTY which has goals beyond just winning the White House. Sure the WH is probably THE most important goal. But also important is winning as many OTHER offices as possible, down to the city and county level.

The choice of a nominee for President is largely, but not completely, a function of delegates won in primaries and caucuses. If Hillary were to be badly trailing Sanders, all the superdelegates in the world wouldn’t save her. But if it’s close, and the Party has a choice of someone who helps the downticket races, and someone who doesn’t, the Party has the right to choose the former over the latter.

This was all set in the rules before anyone started running. Bitching about it now is childish.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:39:24pm
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Great White Snark  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:39:45pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

So evocative, powerful and quiet. Now I want to get out there and step up my game imaging wildlife.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:41:21pm

re: #141 Charles Johnson

Question: Trump’s all this why?

Answer: He’s a white male.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:43:59pm

re: #141 Charles Johnson

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He likes Trump because he’s ‘no bullshit’? BULLSHIT!! Trump is all bullshit, all the time! 24 hour bullshit! All you can eat bullshit! Bullshit by the metric ton!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:45:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:45:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:49:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:49:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:52:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:56:02pm

I’m having too much fun tweaking the Flickr embedding code.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:58:32pm

This is just so wrong on so many levels.

IT’S HAPPENING: Sarah Palin And Bill Nye To ‘Debate’ Climate Change

I guess Bill hasn’t learned yet that he loses just by giving people like Palin a platform.

crooksandliars.com

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:58:41pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

Luckily, here in Rockwall, it was dime size with a few quarter size ones.

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stpaulbear  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:58:47pm

I feel like I’m in the calendar section of Barnes & Noble.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 5:59:53pm

re: #153 stpaulbear

I feel like I’m in the calendar section of Barnes & Noble.

Only if there are a couple of SI images.

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bratwurst  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:02:36pm

re: #151 Skip Intro

This is just so wrong on so many levels.

IT’S HAPPENING: Sarah Palin And Bill Nye To ‘Debate’ Climate Change

I guess Bill hasn’t learned yet that he loses just by giving people like Palin a platform.

crooksandliars.com

Totally my reaction as well…nobody is going to come out of that looking good, and the only benefit will be to those who generate revenue off of it.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:03:10pm

re: #151 Skip Intro

This is just so wrong on so many levels.

IT’S HAPPENING: Sarah Palin And Bill Nye To ‘Debate’ Climate Change

I guess Bill hasn’t learned yet that he loses just by giving people like Palin a platform.

crooksandliars.com

Bill Nye isn’t actually going to debate Palin - Mediaite has an update:

UPDATE — 7:14 pm EST: Variety has updated its report to note that the panel will feature “clips” of Nye, and he will not be on the panel with Palin. Darn.

I was actually looking forward to it because that would be some excellent blogfodder.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:05:49pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That pun should be criminal. :P

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:06:13pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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To be fair fire code maximum occupancy levels probably aren’t predicated upon having so many people packed onto the floor of the arena.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:06:20pm

re: #156 Charles Johnson

So is it going to be Palin squawking back at recorded clips of things Nye has said? Is that it?

It sounds even worse that way.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:08:04pm

re: #159 Skip Intro

So is it going to be Palin squawking back at recorded clips of things Nye has said? Is that it?

It sounds even worse that way.

That’s what it sounds like - typical for that horrible scumbag Marc Morano.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:08:23pm

re: #159 Skip Intro

So is it going to be Palin squawking back at recorded clips of thing Nye has said? Is that it?

It sounds even worse that way.

It’s terrible that they’re giving her a venue, but if she bones up and studies everything he’s ever said she’ll still lose because she’s Sarah Palin.

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dharmamark  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:09:18pm

This popped up in my Facebook feed. I miss this dude. Zappa on Pat Robertson, religion and the Right Wing

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:10:53pm

Speaking of journalism major Palin, what do words mean again?

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:11:31pm

re: #161 goddamnedfrank

It’s terrible that they’re giving her a venue, but if she bones up and studies everything he’s ever said she’ll still lose because she’s Sarah Palin.

She’ll say “God” and will win the debate hands down.

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b_sharp  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:13:15pm

re: #160 Charles Johnson

That’s what it sounds like - typical for that horrible scumbag Marc Morano.

Not fond of Morano. He’s just a tad dishonest.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:14:35pm

re: #151 Skip Intro

This is just so wrong on so many levels.

IT’S HAPPENING: Sarah Palin And Bill Nye To ‘Debate’ Climate Change

I guess Bill hasn’t learned yet that he loses just by giving people like Palin a platform.

crooksandliars.com

I can’t wait!

I can hear Sarah now, “If climate change is real then how come there are still apes?”

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Shimshon  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:14:41pm

re: #2 Testy Toad T

So suppose it was an actual error. The buck does still stop somewhere, right? I wonder how much responsibility for this oh-so-innocent screwup will be taken on personally by the head of the organization and representative of the Party of Personal Responsibility.

(I lied.)

To the party of personal responsibility, the highest ranking Democrat that can take the blame is always the person held accountable for anything. CIA messes up security in Libya? Obama and Clinton. The Iraq war? Hillary! Rinse, repeat.

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Skip Intro  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:15:20pm

re: #165 b_sharp

After looking up who Morano is I see the whole thing is just more pure bullshit. Debate my ass.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:15:54pm

Grothman: Voter ID law will help eventual GOP nominee win Wisconsin

In comments made to TODAY’S TMJ4’s Charles Benson on election night, U.S. congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) said he thinks Wisconsin’s new voter ID law will help the eventual GOP nominee win in the state.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:18:17pm

facebook.com

Todd Allbaugh

You wanna know why I left the Republican Party as it exists today? Here it is; this was the last straw: I was in the closed Senate Republican Caucus when the final round of multiple Voter ID bills were being discussed. A handful of the GOP Senators were giddy about the ramifications and literally singled out the prospects of suppressing minority and college voters. Think about that for a minute. Elected officials planning and happy to help deny a fellow American’s constitutional right to vote in order to increase their own chances to hang onto power. A vigorous debate on the ideas wasn’t good enough. Inspiring the electorate and relying on their agenda being better to get people to vote for them wasn’t good enough. No, they had to take the coward’s way out and come up with a plan to suppress the vote under the guise of ‘voter fraud.’ The truth? There was almost none. Oh wait, GOP Speaker Voss’ estranged wife voted twice in both Idaho and WI, and a GOP staffer was caught voting twice. But it was good rhetoric. Yesterday, one of my employees, born in California went to get his WI ID. He was told he couldn’t use his CA ID to get a WI ID without his birth certificate which is back in CA. The result? He’s not able to vote today. Here’s a young man in his early 20’s, who is taking part and interested in voting for the first time in his life. He was excited to go to the polls. What kind of a state, a legislature, a political party is it that denies this young man his right? The GOP was born out of greater opportunity and equality. Wisconsin, yes the Wisconsin Republican Party, under the leadership of Republican Governor Robert M. ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette lead the country in creating greater voting access to its citizens. The WI GOP was seen as a shining example of equality. THAT was the party I joined in the 80’s and fought for. That party no longer exists. I don’t belong to any party now. I don’t think the Dems have all the answers either. But my God, to watch a party I once fought for deny a young man his voting rights…it boils my blood, leaves a pit in my stomach. It’s time for a ‪#‎GOPImplosion‬

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:18:25pm

re: #168 Skip Intro

After looking up who Morano is I see the whole thing is just more pure bullshit. Debate my ass.

Marc Morano is a horrible scumbag. But I repeat myself.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:24:04pm

re: #163 Skip Intro

Speaking of journalism major Palin, what do words mean again?

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Another statement she’s going to have to refudiate.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:25:28pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

No surprise. He’d have to get up early and put on a jacket and tie. Maybe wash his hair.

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Shimshon  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:29:14pm

re: #106 Amory Blaine

District investigating racist chants directed at Beloit soccer players

The author of this article felt it was unimportant to include some of the nasty shit that was said. Lots of love and understanding for Wisconsin’s little racist darlings.

That never happened. I have been told racism is long gone in America. Even the scotus says so! Only Obama, BLM, etc are racist.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:33:21pm

Anyone looking for a $700 juicer that only presses proprietary packs of produce?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:33:53pm
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bratwurst  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:35:39pm

This guy…is…uh…not well.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:37:25pm

Who’s the best Philly cheese steak purveyor?

In Philly of course.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:41:32pm

re: #175 Amory Blaine

Anyone looking for a $700 juicer that only presses proprietary packs of produce?

Wow. And only $7 for each 8oz drink! What a deal!

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:42:28pm

re: #175 Amory Blaine

No. No, I am not. But thanks for asking!

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:42:44pm

BTW, if you ever need a good image for someone watching porn, use this:

Notice the box of tissue

This is from The Amazing World of Gumball. Gumball is cutting through the Banana household, and walks in on Banana Joe watching this on his computer.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:43:26pm

re: #179 b.d.

Wow. And only $7 for each 8oz drink! What a deal!

And of course it’s a subscription.

People are too damn rich.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:45:02pm

re: #175 Amory Blaine

Anyone looking for a $700 juicer that only presses proprietary packs of produce?

At first, I just thought you were trying for alliteration.

The only reason I would want one would be to see what four tons of pressure would do to things around my house.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:48:52pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

And of course it’s a subscription.

People are too damn rich.

Them charging your card every week is a convenience in case you forget that you need another $75 worth of undrank juices for your internet connected juicer.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:50:47pm

re: #184 b.d.

It has a code on the bag the machine reads. I wonder if it refuses to squeeze if it isn’t fresh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:51:53pm

O_o

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:53:02pm

re: #185 Amory Blaine

It has a code on the bag the machine reads. I wonder if it refuses to squeeze if it isn’t fresh.

Oops, didn’t read the FAQ.

The organic produce living inside each Pack will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 6 days. Each Pack has a “Press By” date printed on the back. To ensure freshness and quality, the Press will automatically reject and not press any Packs past their expiration date. Don’t consume the contents of the Pack after this date.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:54:51pm

re: #182 Stanley Sea

And of course it’s a subscription.

People are too damn rich.

Yes, people are too damn rich:

Juicero has raised nearly $100 million in funding to support its venture into the juice world, according to Business Insider.

But I have a sense some of them won’t be as rich in the future…

theverge.com

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:55:20pm

How about a snowy mountain scenery break?

I went cat skiing above Camp Hale/Vail Pass today. It’s an annual gift from the owners of the snow cat (and snow-tracked Polaris Razor, and three snowmobiles). We give ‘em free ski rentals, we get this at the end of the season.

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Great White Snark  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:58:23pm

re: #44 CuriousLurker

Me too. Maybe these things?
DOF-Wings flapping so maybe 1/1000th to catch it that sharp, yet an f stop like 32 to get the depth? Aspect ratio. If that’s a 35mm full frame, it’s cropped to something more like super 35 or panavision. Extra wide.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 6:59:59pm

re: #187 Amory Blaine

Oops, didn’t read the FAQ.

Like the Vitamix or the Cuisinart that eventually ends up at the thrift store because the buyer sticks to eating the old way, wait a few months and buy one second-hand.

The juice packs are a clone of the Keurig coffee maker pods, and just as pointless and wasteful.

[My daughter got a Keurig as a wedding present. They use it, and I’ve used it when I visit. It makes a really good single cup of coffee, but I can do the same thing with a French press and good ground coffee. In fact, I just did.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:00:08pm

OT: 21 kids sue the Feds for failing to take action against climate change on constitutional rights grounds, Feds seek and lose dismissal.

politicususa.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:01:33pm

re: #175 Amory Blaine

Anyone looking for a $700 juicer that only presses proprietary packs of produce?

Wow, it’s also wi-fi enabled and comes with a smartphone app.

But hey, free shipping!

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:02:55pm

re: #191 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Isn’t it funny how the simplest, old ways can be the best? I was just talking to my wife the other day about the superiority of the corn broom.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:03:53pm

re: #192 Eric The Fruit Bat

Shouldn’t they be suing the Republican party?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:05:19pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, it’s also wi-fi enabled and comes with a smartphone app.

But hey, free shipping!

I posted a few days ago about a $175 rice cooker by XiaoMi with those gimmicks. Supposedly you scan the rice UPC with your phone and the cooker selects the ideal cooking time and temp for that variety of rice. Seems rather twee.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:05:36pm

Man who was the first politician to endorse Marco Rubio says what?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:06:01pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, it’s also wi-fi enabled and comes with a smartphone app.

But hey, free shipping!

LOL I just finished reading a novel in which the killer hacks into “cloud controlled” appliances and turns them into murder weapons. (Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:07:59pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

LOL I just finished reading a novel in which the killer hacks into “cloud controlled” appliances and turns them into murder weapons. (Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver)

It’s bound to happen eventually because hey! Let’s connect all this shit to the internet and fuck security!

Anyone with half a brain (except the companies pushing these products) can see the problems coming a mile away.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:08:31pm

Fuck cable news with a big rubber dick.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:08:56pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

Nose hair trimmer that grabs hold and screws itself up into your brain popped into my head.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:09:43pm

Hey guess what you Tea Party jackass, YOU BUILT THAT!

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:10:35pm

re: #184 b.d.

Them charging your card every week is a convenience in case you forget that you need another $75 worth of undrank juices for your internet connected juicer.

Don’t worry, I saw on the NBC news this evening that there is now a service for people who subscribe to stuff and then forget-even though a new and expensive bottle of shampoo shows up at their house every month (or whatever) and a charge appears on their credit card statement. You can save thousands every year by hiring someone to cancel those subscriptions!!!!

If this service doesn’t go broke in 6 months, I will lose all faith in humankind.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:11:17pm

I have a job opportunity for someone who lives in, or is thinking about moving to, the DFW area. Rockwall County, TX is one of the wealthiest counties in the state. There’s a whole lot of old money, and a good amount of tech money here. A lot of us live here and drive to other places to earn a pretty decent salary for the area. We have a lot of money to throw away, as shown by the sheer number of restaurants we have for the size of our population (and most of them stay very busy).

As I said there’s a lot of tech people. And by tech, I mean geeks. Serious geeks. Geeks whose children know Doctor Who, Attack on Titan, Madoka Magica, and Revolutionary Girl Utena and play Magic and board games. So, what I think would work really well here is a comic book/game store.

I’ve driven to Madness Comics in Plano, but that’s an hour trip. It would be great to see something like that here, though you would definitely want to start smaller. There’s a smaller comic store, Urban Legend in Mesquite, but I don’t think people drive to it much. Give them a place to spend money, and I think they will.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:11:28pm

LET’S NOMINATE THE DONALD™, SEE WHAT HAPPENS!

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:11:28pm

re: #199 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s bound to happen eventually because hey! Let’s connect all this shit to the internet and fuck security!

Anyone with half a brain (except the companies pushing these products) can see the problems coming a mile away.

The problems, and the complete lack of a point in having a wifi enabled toaster.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:12:29pm

re: #201 Amory Blaine

Nose hair trimmer that grabs hold and screws itself up into your brain popped into my head.

The ceiling fan of death.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:12:56pm

re: #163 Skip Intro

Speaking of journalism major Palin, what do words mean again?

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Only one mistake? A nearly coherent train of thought? That’s ghostwritten, or she was sober when it was typed.

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:13:45pm

re: #203 calochortus

Don’t worry, I saw on the NBC news this evening that there is now a service for people who subscribe to stuff and then forget-even though a new and expensive bottle of shampoo shows up at their house every month (or whatever) and a charge appears on their credit card statement. You can save thousands every year by hiring someone to cancel those subscriptions!!!!

If this service doesn’t go broke in 6 months, I will lose all faith in humankind.

Forget about the recurring charges? Couldn’t you just look at your credit card bill every month instead of hiring someone to do it for you? (for a nominal monthly fee, of course)

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b.d.  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:14:40pm

re: #207 Stanley Sea

The ceiling fan of death.

A coffee maker that stealthily makes decaf.

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:15:22pm

re: #209 b.d.

Forget about the recurring charges? Couldn’t you just look at your credit card bill every month instead of hiring someone to do it for you? (for a nominal monthly fee, of course)

These are busy people. Or something.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:15:28pm

O_O

This is horrible and disgusting.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:16:07pm

re: #207 Stanley Sea

The ceiling fan of death.

Kitchen explosion kills mother of three.
Investigators blame WiFi enabled gas stove, microwave.

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:20:01pm
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retired cynic  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:20:22pm

re: #170 Amory Blaine

”#‎GOPImplosion”

Did anyone else read that as GOP Pimples?

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:21:21pm

re: #199 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s bound to happen eventually because hey! Let’s connect all this shit to the internet and fuck security!

Anyone with half a brain (except the companies pushing these products) can see the problems coming a mile away.

Tanning bed.

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retired cynic  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:23:01pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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‘Thrain’ must be in trouble, then.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:23:37pm

re: #216 Decatur Deb

Tanning bed.

I remember seeing a TV show or movie with that as the murder weapon, but the killer somehow juiced up the output from “tan” to “stellar surface temperature” by jimmying the controls.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:24:21pm

re: #213 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Kitchen explosion kills mother of three.
Investigators blame WiFi enabled gas stove, microwave.

Here’s an app enabled switch that advertises it’s remote capability to control, of all things, a space heater.

Turn appliances and electronic devices on and off from anywhere + monitor and control energy usage and costs from anywhere. How much is that power hungry space heater or air conditioner costing me? Heat up, cool down and turn on/off up from anywhere!

If there’s anything that should be verboten, it’s a remote “on” button for a space heater.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:25:50pm

re: #219 Amory Blaine

Here’s an app enabled switch that advertises it’s remote capability to control, of all things, a space heater.

If there’s anything that should be verboten, it’s a remote on button for a space heater.

I presume someone has developed a WiFi enabled vibrator. Asking for a friend.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:26:13pm

re: #210 b.d.

Too evil.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:27:05pm

re: #216 Decatur Deb

Tanning bed.

LOL, there’s a horror movie or a TV crime drama or something in here…

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teleskiguy  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:27:15pm
Popcorn Time!
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Great White Snark  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:28:08pm

re: #219 Amory Blaine

Here’s an app enabled switch that advertises it’s remote capability to control, of all things, a space heater.

If there’s anything that should be verboten, it’s a remote “on” button for a space heater.

The ‘net of things will have a bunch of examples of can but shouldn’t. The clever / criminal misuses are going to be eye popping.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:28:23pm

re: #218 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I remember seeing a TV show or movie with that as the murder weapon, but the killer somehow juiced up the output from “tan” to “stellar surface temperature” by jimmying the controls.

Twenty years ago the Army Surgeon General declared them all murder weapons—prohibited installation purchases.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:29:28pm

re: #220 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I presume someone has developed a WiFi enabled vibrator. Asking for a friend.

imdb.com

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:29:49pm

re: #212 Ziggy_TARDIS

O_O

This is horrible and disgusting.

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And you knew there had to be one person:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:30:18pm

re: #220 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I presume someone has developed a WiFi enabled vibrator. Asking for a friend.

You presume correctly. I just found one that, in conjunction with a smartphone app, can be controlled remotely. So if you’re away from your woman for a few days and still want to give her some action…

(totally NOT joking about this!)

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:30:20pm

re: #215 retired cynic

”#‎GOPImplosion”

Did anyone else read that as GOP Pimples?

Go pimp lotion?

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:30:38pm

This night is going too slow. I’m counting down to 9 pm - Jackie Robinson PBS.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:38:53pm

re: #226 Decatur Deb

imdb.com

Cloud pregnancies! Upload your genome to the cloud and make more babbies without all that messy relationship shit getting in the way!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:39:45pm

re: #228 Eclectic Cyborg

You presume correctly. I just found one that, in conjunction with a smartphone app, can be controlled remotely. So if you’re away from your woman for a few days and still want to give her some action…

(totally NOT joking about this!)

Talk about sending someone some love! ;-)

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:39:45pm

re: #218 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

“Extra Crispy”

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:39:49pm

re: #231 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Cloud pregnancies! Upload your genome to the cloud and make more babbies without all that messy relationship shit getting in the way!

That movie anticipated this whole sub-thread in 1977.

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:40:22pm

re: #218 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I remember seeing a TV show or movie with that as the murder weapon, but the killer somehow juiced up the output from “tan” to “stellar surface temperature” by jimmying the controls.

Final Destination 3. The tanning beds cooked them.

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:45:24pm

re: #231 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Cloud pregnancies! Upload your genome to the cloud and make more babbies without all that messy relationship shit getting in the way!

Upload your small children to the cloud. Or maybe your teenagers?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:46:51pm

re: #235 Belafon

Final Destination 3. The tanning beds cooked them.

That’s one, for sure. I’m thinking there was some CSI or L&O episode with that the premise, too. Or that could just be my mind inventing TV plots again.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:48:34pm

re: #236 calochortus

Upload your small children to the cloud. Or maybe your teenagers?

FTP to grandma and grandpa’s house. Unannounced.
“You have a 100 TB message waiting for you.” Accept/Decline/Cache

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:49:25pm

re: #237 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That’s one, for sure. I’m thinking there was some CSI or L&O episode with that the premise, too. Or that could just be my mind inventing TV plots again.

There’s a touch of that in 2001, when HAL snuffs the crew.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:53:12pm

re: #238 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

FTP to grandma and grandpa’s house. Unannounced.
“You have a 100 TB message waiting for you.” Accept/Decline/Cache

“Put on your red shirts, children, and take this nice basket to grandma.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:54:21pm

Well, I just got paid for another editing job, or maybe it was for coaching the English speech contestants last summer. Either way, the university paid me a bonus.

Nice way to start the day. Maybe I’ll incorporate in the Seychelles.
//

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 7:54:45pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:00:13pm

I’ve mentioned here before that Slashdot has become so dumbed down that it’s now a reactionary site. I just go there to taunt wingnuts these days. Here’s a fun +4 Insightful comment from today in a thread about people asking Amazon to stop selling Trump products:

This sounds a lot like harassment and intolerance to me.

Can you image the uproar from leftists if some Christian fundamentalists had written to Amazon requesting that products associated with, say, transsexuals be pulled from sale?

Maybe the leftists don’t realize this, but people in general are getting awfully fed up with their hypocrisy. That’s why we see a candidate like Trump gaining so much support. People across the political spectrum, even including some moderates on the left, are getting fed up with how so many leftists say one thing, but do another.

Leftists say that bullying is wrong, yet they’ll turn around and target certain individuals they dislike for some reason without showing any remorse.

Just look at the case of Brendan Eich for a good example of this. The way they savagely attacked him and his reputation is disgusting. Somebody shouldn’t lose his job merely because of his stance on marriage! Leftists would throw a fit if somebody lost his job for supporting homosexual marriage, yet the moment somebody supports traditional marriage the leftists unleash on him with extreme fury and hatred.

Leftists really need to address their hypocrisy problem if they want to be taken seriously. To everyone else they’re starting to look like total jokes.

The +4 is on a 1-5 scale. It’s an evening post. They tend to be worse than during the day.

I can’t help but notice that right-wingers tend to pretend that being a bigot who opposes peaceful people is the same as opposing toxic bigots. They focus on the opposition, rather than the validity of the position.
It’s possible that post was propaganda posted due to the upcoming election. It struck me as hilariously wrong, but it’s obviously crafted to evoke emotion in the people who fell on the wrong side of gamergate, which showed the conservatives a character flaw that they can exploit to make geeks more reactionary.

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No Country For Old Haters  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:02:12pm

re: #220 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I presume someone has developed a WiFi enabled vibrator. Asking for a friend.

Google teledildonics. Or don’t. It’s up to you.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:04:57pm

re: #244 No Country For Old Haters

Google teledildonics. Or don’t. It’s up to you.

I’m sure that’s banned in Alabama, or our whole statehouse broadband would be brought to its knees.

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:06:19pm

re: #245 Decatur Deb

I’m sure that’s banned in Alabama, or the whole statehouse broadband would be brought to its knees.

So to speak.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:08:16pm

re: #242 Stanley Sea

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Can you ever imagine Trump doing something like that?

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:08:36pm

re: #242 Stanley Sea

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Stuff like this is why I genuinely like her campaign, despite all the bullshit it’s clear they’re having fun and understand the value of self deprecating moments. I’m not blind to her flaws, but managing to stay positive and learn from past mistakes goes a long way with me.

Contrast that with Bernie going scorched earth after hosing up his own NYDN interview by not being prepared to answer questions on his own stump speech. Granted that was a much more serious and substantive flub than getting stuck in a subway gate entrance. However to me it says a lot about where the two campaigns are psychologically that instead of owning and trying to correct his fuck up his immediate response to that was to lash out viciously at Hillary. Never mind that he felt the need to predicate his attacks on a lie, by concocting a false quote to “react” to.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:10:03pm

re: #244 No Country For Old Haters

Google teledildonics. Or don’t. It’s up to you.

I could probably find them on taobao.com, the Chinese eBay. China produces a lot of sex toys, and there is an annual trade show in Shanghai for them. shanghaiist.com usually runs a piece each year about it. Last year’s was more tame, as the government is trying in vain to get trade show models to dress more modestly. The car shows in the big cities were approaching Playboy centerfold levels, for example.

Sex shops, on the other hand, are not common at all. I’ve never seen one where I live (not that I look for them), and found one by accident in Beijing. My female friend was too embarrassed to go in to check it out, so we skipped it.

Porn is illegal in China, yet several Japanese adult stars have huge fanbases in China. Wonder how that works out. ;-)

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No Country For Old Haters  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:18:28pm

re: #249 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I haven’t been in a sex shop in years, but I’m pretty sure there’s still an upscale one on my way to work. They probably do a lot less business these days since porn is now free, and toys can be ordered.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:24:26pm

re: #237 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

That’s one, for sure. I’m thinking there was some CSI or L&O episode with that the premise, too. Or that could just be my mind inventing TV plots again.

It’s not, there was an episode of CSI: Miami (“Last Straw”) that used a similar premise.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:25:09pm

re: #250 No Country For Old Haters

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:27:44pm

re: #251 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s not, there was an episode of CSI: Miami (“Last Straw”) that used a similar premise.

Ah, thanks! I used to be a CSI fan, but the plots all form a blur in my mind. Same with L&O in its various incarnations.

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:29:10pm

It’s too much winning!

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Lidane  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:29:29pm
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plansbandc  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:34:33pm

Proudly posted by a R. WTF?

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:35:00pm

Caught this Spotify commercial on TV:

Spotify: Moving

“If you choose Canada this November, let ‘My House’ be your soundtrack.”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:36:05pm

re: #256 plansbandc

Replace “Communists” with “liberals,” “atheists,” or “Social Justice Warriors,” and you have conservatives today.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:40:45pm

re: #235 Belafon

Final Destination 3. The tanning beds cooked them.

I read an article years ago that posited you can tell what a culture finds most unnerving by the monsters produced by popular culture.

Our culture finds death most unnerving. Mostly, I think, because it demonstrates how powerless we are. We are people who take such pride in our power and so can’t help but be uncomfortable around death.

Plus death is a stranger to us. It used to be part of our lives. Now it happens in isolation.

So it makes sense that our monsters are killers. Michael Myers, Freddy, Jason. They’re killers.

The Final Destination movies are the perfect form of modern monster. Death itself is the monster.

Oy vay iz mir.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:42:25pm

re: #259 Romantic Heretic

What are some other culture’s examples?

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jaunte  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:44:08pm

re: #256 plansbandc

[Embedded content]

Proudly posted by a R. WTF?

He thought the commies were going to take over.
books.google.com

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Belafon  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:52:08pm

re: #259 Romantic Heretic

A quote from Welcome to Night Vale seems rather fitting: Death is the end only if you think the story is about you.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:56:31pm

re: #260 Stanley Sea

Hmm. I’m not too familiar with other cultures or their monsters.

There’s Godzilla, Rodan etc. which started off basically as metaphors for atomic destruction.

There’s the monster in The Host which, in my opinion, dealt with the fear of pollution.

The only others I can think of are from Native American culture.

The Skinwalkers of Navajo myth seem to me to be about the fear of becoming an animal. The Wendigo, as the article states, has to do with cultural taboos especially cannibalism. The Genoskwa seems to fill the same role.

I’m sure others know better than I.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 11, 2016 • 8:57:21pm

re: #263 Romantic Heretic

Thanks for the reply!!

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calochortus  Apr 11, 2016 • 9:00:03pm

Time for the Ken Burns Jackie Robinson program, so I’ll say good night.
Hasta mañana.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 11, 2016 • 9:03:54pm

re: #264 Stanley Sea

Welcome.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 11, 2016 • 9:18:46pm

re: #262 Belafon

A quote from Welcome to Night Vale seems rather fitting: Death is the end only if you think the story is about you.

I’m an American. Of course I think the story is about me.

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sagehen  Apr 11, 2016 • 9:29:01pm

re: #178 Stanley Sea

Who’s the best Philly cheese steak purveyor?

In Philly of course.

There’s some subtle political difference between Pat’s and Geno’s (something about the owners, or locations, or clientele), but they taste the same.


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