Video: Samantha Bee Searches in Vain for an NRA Eddie Eagle Costume

The NRA stands up for strict regulation… of its mascot costume!
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This Samantha Bee bit about the NRA’s “gun safety mascot” is hilarious, in a sad yet infuriating way. Samantha and John Oliver are doing the best political comedy in the country right now.

The NRA stands up for strict regulation! Of its mascot costume!

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Shimshon  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:23:03pm

A well regulated costume….

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:23:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:26:09pm

Cruz is struggling with a serious comb-over issue.

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gocart mozart  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:30:51pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

He’s pandering to Trump supporters.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:36:22pm

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is pandering hard to any religion that will take him.

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b.d.  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:37:02pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Cruz is struggling with a serious comb-over issue.

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Even Cruz’s hair can’t stand to be around him but at least he’s doing better than this loser who is openly talking about stealing the nomination:

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:41:05pm
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mmmirele  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:42:21pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Someone asked me if I was going to watch it. I said, “I don’t think so. That was a pretty dark moment for young female attorneys.” (Which I was at the time. Now I am not an attorney, but still female.)

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prairiefire  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:45:33pm

re: #8 mmmirele

An assault and violation, just so everybody knows their place.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 16, 2016 • 6:46:03pm
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BlueGrl21  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:21:32pm

OT, but people, I’m willing at this point to bet I got gifted with the craziest in-laws known to mankind.

I tell my husband all of the time, “I don’t know how you came out of that gene pool and ended up with only minor chromosomal damage.” He just nods his head. “Yeah, my brother got it all.”

Carry on, Lizards. I just needed a moment.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:24:28pm

re: #6 b.d.

He’s amassing delegates!

No, seriously, he said that.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:26:08pm

Bee’s piece is NOT good, given how willfully stupid it is. Eddie the Eagle is a trademarked character, and the NRA is just as free to regulate sales of a costume of that character as Disney is free to regulate sales of costumes of Mickey Mouse. And the NRA has chosen to restrict sales of the costume to those engage in NRA- approved safety courses and classes. As such the NRA is absolutely free to refuse to sell it to anyone they feel might use their own character to the organization’s detriment.

The great majority of civilian legal firearms, by contrast, are sold for normal sale (though a sale subject to restrictions). Of course it is easier for someone to buy a gun than a Eddie the Eagle costume.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:29:56pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

You seem upset.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:33:05pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

Of course it is easier for someone to buy a gun than a Eddie the Eagle costume.

And that’s a fucking problem in my mind.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:38:28pm

Hey Dark_Falcon, you ever read any of the Bang Bang Crazy essays by Jim Wright (a.k.a. @Stonekettle)? If you haven’t, start here.

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mmmirele  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:39:00pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

And that’s a fucking problem in my mind.

It should be harder to get a gun than it is to get permission to wear an Eddie the Eagle costume.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:40:50pm

Eddie Eagle must be depressed over being an abysmal failure at promoting gun safety.
Unless his real job is deflection.

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Great White Snark  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:41:45pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

You have to remember this is designed to amuse a specific audience. Not inform anyone of anything necessarily accurate in any meaningful way.

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gocart mozart  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:42:58pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:43:27pm

I thought Bee’s piece was tragically hilarious. Yes, it’s a fucking travesty and a crying shame that it is easier to get a gun than it is to get an Eddie The Eagle costume. Hey Dark_Falcon, should News Corp. go after every schmo that tries to put together a Duff Man uniform because it’s a Simpsons trademark?

Take your NRA apologist pedant bullshit elsewhere.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:45:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:47:15pm

re: #18 jaunte

Eddie Eagle must be depressed over being an abysmal failure at promoting gun safety.
Unless his real job is deflection.

BINGO.

That’s exactly the point of this video. “Eddie Eagle” is a red herring.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:55:24pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

But free speech!!!! They are violating the constitution!!!!

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Great White Snark  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:56:08pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

Eddie Eagle is an actual safety program. It’s one of the few good things that organization does. Stop. Don’t Touch. Tell An Adult. The kind of safety effort that is welcome from any source.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:56:18pm

re: #17 mmmirele

It should be harder to get a gun than it is to get permission to wear an Eddie the Eagle costume.

No, it shouldn’t. The gun is for restricted sale, yes, but still it is for sale to the general public.

Eddie the Eagle costumes are not for general sale, because the NRA does not wish them to be. The NRA restricts sales of the costume to those who will advance the gun safety message the costume represents and who will not cause the ‘brand’ it embodies to come into disrepute.

The National Rifle Association has as much right to restrict Eddie the Eagle costumes as the Disney Corporation has to restrict certain adult costumes of its characters.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:57:47pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:59:03pm

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

Restricting costumes is OK, but restricting guns is not?

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gocart mozart  Apr 16, 2016 • 7:59:59pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:00:30pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:01:45pm

re: #28 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Restricting costumes is OK, but restricting guns is not?

Of course, because the gun is sacrosanct. The gun is the most important tool to have in the United States. The gun is the ultimate arbiter in any human’s problems.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:01:46pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

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Is that a rectal thermometer I see in the middle of that photo?

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gocart mozart  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:02:18pm
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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:02:58pm

re: #28 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Restricting costumes is OK, but restricting guns is not?

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

I already made clear I don’t believe that:

No, it shouldn’t. The gun is for restricted sale, yes, but still it is for sale to the general public..

Please pay attention to the words I use in a post before replying to it. Thank you.

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Mattand  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:03:26pm

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

No, it shouldn’t. The gun is for restricted sale, yes, but still it is for sale to the general public.

Eddie the Eagle costumes are not for general sale, because the NRA does not wish them to be. The NRA restricts sales of the costume to those who will advance the gun safety message the costume represents and who will not cause the ‘brand’ it embodies to come into disrepute.

The National Rifle Association has as much right to restrict Eddie the Eagle costumes as the Disney Corporation has to restrict certain adult costumes of its characters.

I’d be more amenable to this line of reasoning if weren’t for the fact that the NRA’s mission statement at this point is to turn the United States into a fucking shooting gallery.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:05:40pm

I know that whenever I have a problem with another human being, I bring one of my guns into the equation and everything seems to go my way!

Didn’t South Park make an episode about this recently?

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:09:13pm

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

If only there were some sort of laws or regulations which made it harder for civilians to purchase military grade weapons, or required stringent background checks to be conducted by sellers before they sell them, which matched the rigorous standards set up by the NRA.

Want to operate a nitro burning funny car on city streets?

Sorry man, that’s not street legal.

Want to open carry an assault rifle with tactical stock and sights and high capacity magazines?

No problem what so ever.

Don’t go complaining “but they’re legal” when the NRA has been stacking the fucking deck to make them legal for the past 3 fucking decades.

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Alyosha  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:09:33pm

We can agree that any entity can reasonably restrict the use of its corporate logo/mascots etc. The joke here is that the organisation which is getting all precious over an eagle costume is pretty much encouraging neighbourhood arms races in a country wracked by gun violence and, increasingly, ideologically at war with itself.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:10:56pm

Eddie Eagle program effectiveness:

Children trained with the program did not perform the safety skills in naturalistic settings (when they did not know they were being tested) any better than the controls.

The NRA knows this.

books.google.com

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:11:06pm

re: #34 Dark_Falcon

I already made clear I don’t believe that:

Please pay attention to the words I use in a post before replying to it. Thank you.

I did read it. My problem is with assuming it’s OK to sell guns to the general public, with few real restrictions. If it were as hard to purchase a gun as it is an Eddie Eagle costume, wouldn’t you assume gun deaths would decrease?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:12:33pm

re: #37 Kragar

The military grade weapons have full-auto capability, and you can’t get a rifle like that easily.

(Note, I said easily.)

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:14:15pm

MURKA!!!

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:14:45pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

Bullshit Dark. You know god damn well that an M-16A2 is not a fully automatic weapon. Its semi-auto and 3 round burst, and the military for decades has said the burst option is for pissing away ammo.

A semi-auto AR-15 is a military grade weapon for all intents and purposes, and only a lying fuck would claim otherwise.

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:14:52pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

(Note, I said easily.)

Yeah, you probably have to buy it under the counter or on the internet.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:16:07pm

Stressed about your lack of full automatic fire weaponry? Try the SlideFire solutions bump fire stock:

Cheaper Than Dirt shoots the Slide Fire Solutions Stock

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:16:42pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

The military grade weapons have full-auto capability, and you can’t get a rifle like that easily.

(Note, I said easily.)

Bullshit. The idea that “military grade” means full auto is nonsense.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:17:50pm

There’s also the secondary point that in our society, protecting corporations is more important than the quality or preservation of actual human lives.

I’m a happy gun owner, but our priorities are completely fucked and the official “pro-gun” side of politics has happily forfeited anything approaching dignity and decency. (I can’t even stand to read the NRA e-mails in my spam folder anymore)

A lot of that comes from the nearly-100% Venn Diagram overlap between “People who worship guns” and “People who think Obama is the Devil”, and the fact that hysterics are the only way to be heard anymore.

Tangential complaint: It would be nice if I could do anything firearms-related without some suspender-wearing yobbo on his second divorce start rambling about Obama and the gubmint … Same thing with gun-related forums. I can’t enjoy a hobby without somebody turning it into a soapbox. Being a liberal-minded gun owner is annoying. :P

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:18:32pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

That’s everyone’s favorite grip holster to have a negligent discharge with..
You know what, DF, I’m numb to this. If life is cheap to someone’s little boy, it’s cheap to me, too. Let gunshots ring.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:21:37pm

re: #45 jaunte

Jesus. I’ll take “Things that will be banned soon” for $200, Alex.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:22:31pm

re: #45 jaunte

Bump-fire is quite inaccurate. The additional motion is not conducive to accuracy.

re: #43 Kragar

The Army is going back to full-auto, you know. Current production M-4s are all full-auto if made for military use.

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:22:56pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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MURKA!!!

I almost made the mistake of starting to read the comments.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:23:04pm

I’ve watched too many gun massacres in my lifetime in my home state to just be indifferent to our gun fetish problem. It’s a goddamned problem. One thing that worries me so is the high suicide rate where I live, all the successful attempts pulled off with guns.

I’m a gun owner and listening to Dark_Falcon tonight is making my blood boil.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:25:02pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

Let’s not talk about the impossibility of buying a rapid fire rifle, and then divert to accuracy of fire.

That bump fire rifle would be dangerous in a movie theater.

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Mattand  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:25:03pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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MURKA!!!

This is so much of what is wrong with this country. Fucking guns at a Little League game.

So for all the whining about how Sam Bee was being mean to the poor widdle NRA, keep in mind this is their end game: a fucking gun everywhere.

Swear to Christ, I just cannot understand how people can, in good conscience, defend these people. I mean, we’re talking about an organization who looked at 20 dead kids in Sandy Hook and said “Let’s get more weapons out there.”

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:26:26pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

STFU!!!

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:27:06pm

re: #49 Pawn of the Oppressor

Jesus. I’ll take “Things that will be banned soon” for $200, Alex.

Actually, those have been on sale for a couple of years now. They don’t violate any federal law, so the ATF can’t ban them.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:27:53pm

re: #55 teleskiguy

Go soak your head. You’re not the boss of me.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:29:33pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:29:51pm

re: #57 Dark_Falcon

You’re an obtuse bull-headed insensitive blowhard. Yeah, let’s talk about rate-of-fire and the efficacy of after-market full auto capabilities on long rifles with pistol grips, awesome!

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:30:51pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

I’ll note that in your attempt to deflect the issue, you admit that assault rifles for decades have been and continue to be semi-auto, with it being stressed in training that it is the preferred method of fire.

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:32:51pm

Its not really a debate with Dark until he’s attempted to shift the goalposts at least once.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:34:05pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

Bump-fire is quite inaccurate. The additional motion is not conducive to accuracy.

That’s you response?

Dark, do me a favor. Please quote me the part of the second amendment that protects the right to either buy or sell guns.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:34:25pm

OT

Why does Microsoft constantly invite me to upgrade to Windows 10 when I’ve already upgraded to Windows 10? Didn’t they get the memo?

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:34:38pm

re: #56 Dark_Falcon

Actually, those have been on sale for a couple of years now. They don’t violate any federal law, so the ATF can’t ban them.

Have you ever considered changing your handle to ‘Poster_Boy’?

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:36:08pm

I have an idea. Since owning guns is a God-given right in the United States, how about the government subsidize a gun for every child who is born. That’s right, not only do you get a Social Security number when you exit the womb you get a M1911! We must arm every man woman and child across the land. An armed society is a polite society.

*spit*

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:36:17pm

re: #56 Dark_Falcon

Actually, those have been on sale for a couple of years now. They don’t violate any federal law, so the ATF can’t ban them.

Well, as long as the they don’t violate any law the NRA has spent millions of dollars lobbying politicians to write and pass for them.

Do you even fucking hear yourself?

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Belafon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:38:51pm

re: #27 teleskiguy

The Mall makes a great arrow: “Hey the US Capitol Building is over there!”

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:39:57pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

I have an idea. Since owning guns is a God-given right in the United States, how about the government subsidize a gun for every child who is born. That’s right, not only do you get a Social Security number when you exit the womb you get a M1911! We must arm every man woman and child across the land. An armed society is a polite society.

*spit*

Why are you biased against the unborn? They deserve protection as well! The M1911 should be installed in the womb when the fetus is 8 weeks old*.

* - Arbitrary date.
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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:41:42pm

re: #47 Pawn of the Oppressor

There’s also the secondary point that in our society, protecting corporations is more important than the quality or preservation of actual human lives.

I’m a happy gun owner, but our priorities are completely fucked and the official “pro-gun” side of politics has happily forfeited anything approaching dignity and decency. (I can’t even stand to read the NRA e-mails in my spam folder anymore)

A lot of that comes from the nearly-100% Venn Diagram overlap between “People who worship guns” and “People who think Obama is the Devil”, and the fact that hysterics are the only way to be heard anymore.

Tangential complaint: It would be nice if I could do anything firearms-related without some suspender-wearing yobbo on his second divorce start rambling about Obama and the gubmint … Same thing with gun-related forums. I can’t enjoy a hobby without somebody turning it into a soapbox. Being a liberal-minded gun owner is annoying. :P

I’d tell you to check out the Liberal Gun Club forum but a lot of them are currently on a Bernie Binge and spewing forth every anti-hillary stupidity as the right wing gun places. Sigh…

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:42:07pm

re: #56 Dark_Falcon

Actually, those have been on sale for a couple of years now. They don’t violate any federal law, so the ATF can’t ban them.

And in a sane country lawmakers would get together and draw up a law to ban this thing that obviously shouldn’t be legal. But we can’t do that in this country. Why is that do you think?

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Belafon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:42:30pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

I have an idea. Since owning guns is a God-given right in the United States, how about the government subsidize a gun for every child who is born. That’s right, not only do you get a Social Security number when you exit the womb you get a M1911! We must arm every man woman and child across the land. An armed society is a polite society.

*spit*

Your SS number should be engraved into your gun.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:44:22pm

re: #65 teleskiguy

I have an idea. Since owning guns is a God-given right in the United States, how about the government subsidize a gun for every child who is born. That’s right, not only do you get a Social Security number when you exit the womb you get a M1911! We must arm every man woman and child across the land. An armed society is a polite society.

*spit*

But only if we start with the blacks and Latinos, and only then move on to making sure the whites are armed. That’s cool, right NRA members?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:45:10pm

re: #70 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

Why should it be illegal, when it has never been used to commit a crime? Rifles are seldom used in crime anyways, you know.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:45:18pm

G’night folks.

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:45:39pm

re: #71 Belafon

Think about how much safer the US would be if our birth rate and enlistment rate for the military were one and the same?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:47:38pm

re: #69 William Lewis

I’d tell you to check out the Liberal Gun Club forum but a lot of them are currently on a Bernie Binge and spewing forth every anti-hillary stupidity as the right wing gun places. Sigh…

She said she favored gun control as practiced in Australia, where the pump-action shotguns lots of hunters and trap shooters in North America use are illegal for all but a very few. In so saying she told many members of the Liberal Gun club she wanted to take away some of their guns, thus earning their ire.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:47:50pm

re: #75 Kragar

Think about how much safer the US would be if our birth rate and enlistment rate for the military were one and the same?

You mean like Israel?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:48:16pm

So with Leslie van Houten soon to be out on parole, Turner Classic Movies is just now running The Fearless Vampire Killers, with Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. Coincidence? Well, yeah. But damn!

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:48:22pm

re: #75 Kragar

That wouldn’t work, since there are many people who are unfit for military service.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:49:02pm

re: #75 Kragar

Think about how much safer the US would be if our birth rate and enlistment rate for the military were one and the same?

“Service guarantees citizenship!”

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:49:16pm

re: #69 William Lewis

I’d tell you to check out the Liberal Gun Club forum but a lot of them are currently on a Bernie Binge and spewing forth every anti-hillary stupidity as the right wing gun places. Sigh…

I honestly think that the main reason D_F hangs out here is that the sites that share his ideas are too unbearably toxic to read.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:49:57pm

re: #80 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

“Service guarantees citizenship!”

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:51:19pm

re: #77 teleskiguy

Hell no, I’m talking training from 7-17 and mandatory service from 18-34. We need 16 years of service from every citizen, with no BS exemptions deferring service.

Its the only way to keep us safe.
/

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:51:30pm
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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:51:50pm

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

There’s always a need for cannon fodder.
/

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:52:37pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Why should it be illegal, when it has never been used to commit a crime? Rifles are seldom used in crime anyways, you know.

Because its a fucking moronic device designed to spray as many bullets as possible in the general direction you’re pointing it, and it has no actual function besides making assholes feel powerful and accidentally shooting your neighbor’s kid because the kind of slack-jawed dipshit who buys one of these is almost by definition the kind of gun owner who ends up on the news for blowing their own dick off.

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Belafon  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:54:32pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Why should it be illegal, when it has never been used to commit a crime? Rifles are seldom used in crime anyways, you know.

Personally, I think handguns should be severely restricted for the reasons you mention and the fact that they’re used regularly by toddlers.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:56:06pm

re: #83 Kragar

Hell no, I’m talking training from 7-17 and mandatory service from 18-34. We need 16 years of service from every citizen, with no BS exemptions deferring service.

Its the only way to keep us safe.
/

Worked really well for the Spartans.
/

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:56:22pm

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freetoken  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:57:17pm

So, all the magic polls are saying Drumpfskind will win NY by an overwhelming margin.

If that indeed comes to pass, and Drumpfskind picks up most to all the delegates ( I suppose it is possible that Kasich might win a few delegates), he will get close to being on track to win the nomination, if the 538 model is correct:
projects.fivethirtyeight.com

Come this Wednesday morning, I wonder if any nationally known Republicans will swallow their pride and jump on Drumpfskind’s bandwagon?

Eventually, the vast number of Republicans who have been avoiding reality are going to have to come to terms with Drumpfskind being their nominee.

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LoonRadio  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:57:42pm

One part of Bee’s segment includes a producer buying a gun out of some guy’s trunk. In most civilized countries this would be a crime, and it aired on basic cable.

There are no enforceable restrictions on gun sales.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 16, 2016 • 8:59:17pm

re: #50 Dark_Falcon

Bump-fire is quite inaccurate. The additional motion is not conducive to accuracy.

All the more reason to make it illegal. Not only are such stocks intended to subvert the regulatory framework they make any weapon they’re attached to much more reckless in operation.

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:00:22pm

re: #88 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

We’ll get it right this time!
/

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:01:36pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:04:18pm

Homeowner in the UK digs in his garden to lay electrical cables, unearths 1,400-year-old Roman villa.

bbc.co.uk

Many artifacts are in excellent condition. Archaeologists are very happy.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:05:07pm

re: #87 Belafon

Personally, I think handguns should be severely restricted for the reasons you mention and the fact that they’re used regularly by toddlers.

I’m a lot more willing to discuss restricting handguns than rifles, since they are by far the most often used guns in crimes, including mass shootings.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:06:07pm

re: #93 Kragar

We’ll get it right this time!
/

IIRC, Spartan women were also trained in self-defense, and not with gunz. So, all these armchair warriors like Dana MuhGunz would have to get off their comfy asses and train.

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freetoken  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:07:06pm

re: #95 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Archaeologists are very happy.

Throw ‘em some pottery and some teeth, and they’re and easy lot to please.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:11:24pm

re: #98 freetoken

Throw ‘em some pottery and some teeth, and they’re and easy lot to please.

Here’s what the homeowner found.

Roman mosaic

And the science people told the family that their stone planter was a Roman child’s coffin. That might be a serious downer.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:12:22pm

re: #72 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

But only if we start with the blacks and Latinos, and only then move on to making sure the whites are armed. That’s cool, right NRA members?

Yes. Start with the Bernistas as well. Don’t worry about weapon discipline. When whites kill each others like the “superpredators” were said to do, I’ll just repeat the sad old trope about “inner cities”, “broken homes” and the “cycle of violence”.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:16:09pm

re: #99 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Here’s what the homeowner found.

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And the science people told the family that their stone planter was a Roman child’s coffin. That might be a serious downer.

I read that too and then thought, a planter seemed too fit.

Too soon?

102
jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:17:46pm

re: #101 Eventual Carrion

Little Gerania is going to haunt you now.

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freetoken  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:21:28pm

Time creeps along whether we want it to or not.

If there are people two thousand years from now, I wonder what they will dig up of ours? Will they even care, or will they use the detritus of our civilization for flower planters, unknowing of an object’s original purpose?

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:28:36pm

re: #103 freetoken

Time creeps along whether we want it to or not.

If there are people two thousand years from now, I wonder what they will dig up of ours? Will they even care, or will they use the detritus of our civilization for flower planters, unknowing of an object’s original purpose?

Great, more toilet planters.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:29:12pm
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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:31:51pm

Brian Cavalier, Blaine Cooper and Ryan Payne also refused to offer pleas at the arraignment after, according to the Associated Press the defendants asked the court to read the charges against them verbatim, which took more than 90 minutes.

“I will not be entering a plea today,” Cavalier said, according to the AP. The news outlet reported that instead Cavalier pulled out a small copy of the Constitution and gave it to federal prosecutors.

Ultimately, the judge offered a “not guilty” plea for the Bundys and the co-defendents.

Keep playing around assholes. It makes what coming for you so much more enjoyable.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:47:42pm

re: #103 freetoken

Time creeps along whether we want it to or not.

If there are people two thousand years from now, I wonder what they will dig up of ours? Will they even care, or will they use the detritus of our civilization for flower planters, unknowing of an object’s original purpose?

“For some reason they were all found clutching little rectangular mirrors. We suspect it had some sort of religious significance.”

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:49:28pm

Memo to the Syrian Arab Army:

Positioning supply depots: YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

Note: “Syrian Arab Army” is the full name of the army of Syria’s government. It’s not something I added to mock Arabs.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 9:59:15pm

Note the olive-green ‘jerrican’ strapped to the left side of the Safir (an Iranian made version of the M51 Jeep). An example of a design more than 70 years old and still in active production.

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BeachDem  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:04:09pm

re: #106 Kragar

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Keep playing around assholes. It makes what coming for you so much more enjoyable.

“We really need to get these patriots released,” Fiore told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We want to make sure our patriots know we stand with them.”

I have a better idea. Let’s charge Michelle with aiding and abetting (or maybe tax evasion?) and put her in an adjoining cell.

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Kafitrar  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:08:31pm

Does Putin want a war? Recently, Russian warplanes have been aggressively flying near American ships and planes. A few days ago, a SU-27 fighter (roughly equivalent to an F-15) barrel-rolled over an Air Force RC-135 (an unarmed reconnaissance plane). And earlier this week, a couple other Russian military aircraft buzzed a Navy destroyer. The Navy reported that one of them came as close as 30 feet to the ship. That’s about the plane’s full wingspan. Idiots.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:08:40pm

re: #110 BeachDem

“We really need to get these patriots released,” Fiore told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We want to make sure our patriots know we stand with them.”

I have a better idea. Let’s charge Michelle with aiding and abetting (or maybe tax evasion?) and put her in an adjoining cell.

Thus far she hasn’t broken the law, which makes jailing her illegal.

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:08:58pm

re: #108 Dark_Falcon

You just can’t fucking help yourself, can you?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:10:49pm

re: #111 Kafitrar

Does Putin want a war? Recently, Russian warplanes have been aggressively flying near American ships and planes. A few days ago, a SU-27 fighter (roughly equivalent to an F-15) barrel-rolled over an Air Force RC-135 (an unarmed reconnaissance plane). And earlier this week, a couple other Russian military aircraft buzzed a Navy destroyer. The Navy reported that one of them came as close as 30 feet to the ship. That’s about the plane’s full wingspan. Idiots.

I think Putin views Barack Obama as weak and thinks if he ratchets up the pressure high enough Obama will quietly order US air and naval forces to not go anywhere near Russia or Russian forces. Putin plans to then present that as a Russian victory and an American defeat.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:12:38pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

I find war news interesting and if they weren’t so deadly these SAA screw-ups would be funny. As it is they’re facepalm worthy.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:14:52pm

re: #113 stpaulbear

You just can’t fucking help yourself, can you?

He wants everyone to know how big his dick is. It’s a common affliction among conservative men.

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Great White Snark  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:16:43pm

Anti-Slavery Hamilton Gets Pushed Off The $10 Bill, While Genocidal Slaver Jackson Stays On The $20

Breathless hyperbole much? With bonus hindsight bias at no extra charge.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:19:02pm

re: #115 Dark_Falcon

I find war news interesting

Telling. You find news of people dying wholesale “interesting.”

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:19:19pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

Wrong again.

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BeachDem  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:19:19pm

re: #112 Dark_Falcon

Thus far she hasn’t broken the law, which makes jailing her illegal.

Fiore’s disclosures as an assemblywoman show that she never listed the IRS as a creditor, even when faced with liens totaling more than $1 million filed against her or her businesses.

reviewjournal.com

It appears, based on what tax attorneys say, that the IRS, shockingly, can be quite capricious in how it handles such cases. But it’s clear Fiore has a lot of exposure here, as the agency does not take kindly to those who withhold and do not pass on the money, seeing it as stealing from the government.

Here’s the applicable statute, which says penalties can range from fines to prison, or both.

ralstonreports.com

If she had an unpaid parking ticket in Ferguson she’d be in jail.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:19:21pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

I think Putin views Barack Obama as weak and thinks if he ratchets up the pressure high enough Obama will quietly order US air and naval forces to not go anywhere near Russia or Russian forces. Putin plans to then present that as a Russian victory and an American defeat.

If that’s the case, Putin is stupid. But that sounds more like wishful GOP thinking.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:23:40pm

re: #117 Great White Snark

That piece is from last June, and it looks like its wrong. Jack Lew’s going to announce that Hamilton is going to stay and Jackson is planned for departure.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:24:39pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

Wrong again.

Your favorite things to discuss are War and Guns. LGF commenters, prove me wrong.

Dark_Falcon, I respect you for bringing your bullshit POV here so we all can know what a backwards regressive SOB you are. Don’t ever say that you don’t like to talk about guns and war.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:26:08pm

re: #121 Barefoot Grin

If that’s the case, Putin is stupid. But that sounds more like wishful GOP thinking.

Not ‘wishful’ from me, brother. I’d rather Obama stood up to Putin on this one. It’s going to be much easier for the nation and the next president if he does.

125
goddamnedfrank  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:26:10pm

Sometimes fellow Hillary supporters just don’t know when to quit, even after I show them a flashing red stop sign. Oh well.

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:27:53pm

re: #119 Dark_Falcon

How close were you to saying “I don’t even have a dick anymore!”?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:29:40pm

re: #125 goddamnedfrank

My read is that ‘Carmen’ has just been goaded beyond endurance by Sen. Sanders and his fans. She wants his primary run finished ASAP, and I don’t think she’s past caring about being decent in seeking that goal.

It’s a foolish thing, being ‘On tilt’ like that, but its something that happens when otherwise good people lose control.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:30:22pm

I just want to put out there that I have not downdinged *any* of Dark_Falcon’s posts tonight.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:30:47pm

Deleted.

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:32:28pm

re: #128 teleskiguy

I just want to put out there that I have not downdinged *any* of Dark_Falcon’s posts tonight.

I was going to say ‘neither have I’ but then he posted #129.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:33:35pm

re: #130 stpaulbear

You’re right about that one. It’s gone.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:34:11pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:38:05pm

re: #131 Dark_Falcon

You’re right about that one. It’s gone.

What. The. Fuck.

No. It’s not gone. Here’s what you said, you fucking bigot.

Tell us how you really feel.

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Cheechako  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:39:40pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

I think Putin views Barack Obama as weak and thinks if he ratchets up the pressure high enough Obama will quietly order US air and naval forces to not go anywhere near Russia or Russian forces. Putin plans to then present that as a Russian victory and an American defeat.

If this was a real engagement, those Russian pilots would have been dead 15 minutes before they could have flown over any Navy ship.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:40:08pm

re: #108 Dark_Falcon

Memo to the Syrian Arab Army:

Positioning supply depots: YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!

[Embedded content]

Note: “Syrian Arab Army” is the full name of the army of Syria’s government. It’s not something I added to mock Arabs.

Is this really the thread you want to be posting that in?

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:40:34pm

re: #133 teleskiguy

I was making a firearms joke.

Nice work there Dark.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:42:40pm

Dark_Falcon is a loathsome individual. I’d take a shit right at his feet if given the opportunity.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:43:30pm

re: #114 Dark_Falcon

I think Putin views Barack Obama as weak and thinks if he ratchets up the pressure high enough Obama will quietly order US air and naval forces to not go anywhere near Russia or Russian forces. Putin plans to then present that as a Russian victory and an American defeat.

Well, with any luck the next president will be a Republican who will look deep into Putin’s eyes and see what a beautiful soul he has.
////////

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:44:02pm

Everyone eat some stoner wings and chill the fuck out.

140
jaunte  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:46:20pm

Bratislavske Jazzove Dni 2014 - Victor Wooten Band

Bratislavske Jazzove Dni 2014 - Victor Wooten Band

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:53:48pm

re: #139 goddamnedfrank

Everyone eat some stoner wings and chill the fuck out.

I’ll take my weed and chicken in succession rather than jointly, if I can.
Given my experience of people doing pot cookery so far—“sous vide in a bong” captures it pretty well—I’m just having unpleasant gustatory imaginings.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:55:22pm

Whatever, man. I knew that Dark_Falcon was a violent treacherous fucker. It shows in his comments here. It’s nice that there is enough people *here* to *sufficiently* call back this complete and utter bullshit.

Dark_Falcon, let’s shop for guns together! It’ll be fun!

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:58:37pm

re: #139 goddamnedfrank

Everyone eat some stoner wings and chill the fuck out.

If only those were as easy to buy around here as a…

144
teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 10:59:01pm

I want to shoot guns with Dark_Falcon… So I know who’s fucking dangerous and who is not.

145
teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:08:42pm

Good job Dark_Falcon. You’ve been able to stir the fucking pot here when it comes to gun control. Be proud of yourself, you’re a hero to gun nuts!

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:19:53pm

re: #142 teleskiguy

I have betrayed no one. The only thing I’ve really done wrong on this thread was to post a joke that was nasty. And since I wasn’t trying to be nasty (and I don’t want to be nasty to transgendered people) I deleted it when the fact it was out of line was brought to my attention. That’s not treachery by any standard I’ve ever known.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:28:16pm

Some Bernie supporters are fucking ignorant.

cnn.com

“She is the most militaristic of any of the candidates,” Gold, 56, said, citing her tenure of security of state. “I really think she is.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:29:32pm

GUNS!!!!! WAR!!!!!! TRANSGENDERS!!!!! YEAAAAAH!!!!!!!!

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:49:09pm

Hey Dark_Falcon, I’m glad that you have been able to identify and realize your stance among folks (fuck women, GO TEAM CONSERVATIVE). You obviously see a bunch of retarded unarmed sillies comparing a whole lot of extremely smart and alpha mother fuckers. Fuck those strong gals with opinions! Right!?!

*spit*

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:51:27pm

Dark_Falcon can eat a bag of dicks. He’s a right-wing fuck through and through. He’s going to vote for Donald Trump in the voting booth, because he’s a fucking *company man* through and through.

151
William Lewis  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:58:19pm

re: #150 teleskiguy

Here’s a hint. Grow up. You’re acting far worse.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2016 • 11:59:06pm

Who are you voting for, mrabc?

153
Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:01:52am

This grows tiresome.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:03:51am
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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:06:22am

re: #151 William Lewis

Here’s a hint. Grow up. You’re acting far worse.

And you excuse horrible, wrong, and murderous ways.

Admit it, you’d rather some folks were dead. By the hand of the government.

I fucking hate when it’s “political season.”

I’m honest, at least.

Tell me William, how would you like your political adversaries treated here. I’m curious if you’d afford theocrats respect that they deserve.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:09:28am

re: #154 freetoken

Words in Japanese, but it sounds like a Russian tune.

157
Single-handed sailor  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:09:34am

re: #152 teleskiguy

Who are you voting for, mrabc?

Well if I was American, Clinton.

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Cheechako  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:13:31am

re: #155 teleskiguy

And you excuse horrible, wrong, and murderous ways.

Admit it, you’d rather some folks were dead. By the hand of the government.

I fucking hate when it’s “political season.”

I’m honest, at least.

Tell me William, how would you like your political adversaries treated here. I’m curious if you’d afford theocrats respect that they deserve.

Are you drunk or high? You’re making an ass of yourself.

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:14:41am

re: #157 Single-handed sailor

Well if I was American, Clinton.

Oy! I’m so pissed off I’m directing my anger to folks I never should have directed my anger to.

Is My Face Red???

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:19:17am

re: #158 Cheechako

Are you drunk or high?

Both.

Whatever.

I think the pedantic way Dark_Falcon has approached guns in this thread is horrible and regressive.

Then again, I’m just some fucking guy.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:21:02am

re: #156 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Words in Japanese, but it sounds like a Russian tune.

A great number of popular orchestrations are retreading the grounds of the post-Tchiakovsky Russian composers.

Put simply, the sound we expect from television and movie music have their roots in the post-Romantic orchestras, and maybe Italian opera.

Japanese music post WWII, but even before WWII, embraced western serious music quite a bit. Even when I was in Japan, walking the streets of my neighborhoods, I’d hear children here and there practicing piano. Before the Meiji period, western music would have been very rarely heard in Japan, so when it finally came in it went over really big, and never really lost it’s luster.

The only time I ever heard traditional Japanese music was during the festival days, when the local shrine would have traditional dancers or some such throwback to the past.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:21:58am
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Cheechako  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:23:25am

re: #160 teleskiguy

Both.

Whatever.

I think the pedantic way Dark_Falcon has approached guns in this thread is horrible and regressive.

Then again, I’m just some fucking guy.

Well then, time for you to hit the sack before you really embarrass yourself.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:23:45am

Love the conductor leading his band while doing the twist.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:29:41am

Whoops… left out the video:

ザ・ピーナッツ ふりむかないで

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teleskiguy  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:37:55am

Have a good day, folks. Please be aware of gun fuckers among our midst.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:57:40am

re: #161 freetoken

A great number of popular orchestrations are retreading the grounds of the post-Tchiakovsky Russian composers.

Put simply, the sound we expect from television and movie music have their roots in the post-Romantic orchestras, and maybe Italian opera.

Japanese music post WWII, but even before WWII, embraced western serious music quite a bit. Even when I was in Japan, walking the streets of my neighborhoods, I’d hear children here and there practicing piano. Before the Meiji period, western music would have been very rarely heard in Japan, so when it finally came in it went over really big, and never really lost it’s luster.

The only time I ever heard traditional Japanese music was during the festival days, when the local shrine would have traditional dancers or some such throwback to the past.

Still true in Asia everywhere. All the Asian pop has Western roots, but adapted to the local culture.. Mando-pop (mainland Chinese flavor) tends to be “soft pop”; heavy guitar and screechy singing does not play well here at all, largely because the key audience (teenagers) are too closely monitored by parents and teachers to develop an appreciation for hard rock or metal.

Traditional music, like Peking opera, is enjoyed only by “the olds,” and those few young people who study traditional music at university.

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freetoken  Apr 17, 2016 • 1:43:11am

Adam at WhatCulture puts together a good summary of ambiguous film endings:

10 Ambiguous Film Endings You’re Getting Totally Wrong

But what jumped out to me the most: This video lead to one of the funnier comments I’ve read on Youtube in a while was put up a few days ago.

Philo Janus4 days ago
The ending of 2001 is easy to figure out when you understand that Rosebud was the name of his sled.

169
Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:11:43am

Did I miss anything interesting?

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:14:27am

re: #169 Nyet

Did I miss anything interesting?

No, not really.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:17:15am

re: #170 William Lewis

Thought so. Bored with the silly season.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:17:54am

On the plus side, I’m doing some archival research again. Yay.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:52:06am

re: #26 Dark_Falcon

No, it shouldn’t. The gun is for restricted sale, yes, but still it is for sale to the general public.

Eddie the Eagle costumes are not for general sale, because the NRA does not wish them to be. The NRA restricts sales of the costume to those who will advance the gun safety message the costume represents and who will not cause the ‘brand’ it embodies to come into disrepute.

The National Rifle Association has as much right to restrict Eddie the Eagle costumes as the Disney Corporation has to restrict certain adult costumes of its characters.

There is no constitutional right to play with one’s genitals (ask Ted Cruz) but there is a right to own a gun (which makes such play superfluous). And there is no Constitutional right to own or wear an Eddie the Eagle costume. And masturbating in one or to the sight of someone wearing one is an abomination unto the Lord.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:56:37am

re: #62 Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist

That’s you response?

Dark, do me a favor. Please quote me the part of the second amendment that protects the right to either buy or sell guns.

It is called the “slippery slope subtext” and it is implied that any attempt to restrict access to weapons is the first step in a nefarious government plan to repeal the 2nd amendment and confiscate all our weapons and turn us into tax slaves for the moocher class.

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William Lewis  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:19:39am

re: #174 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Well, realistically the second phrase of the amendment, as interpreted by Congress in the Milita Acts does require guns to be sold since each militia member was required to own a military class rifle and ammo. Later court decisions, based on the National Firearms Act put the military usefulness test into law when ownership of a sawed off Shotgun without a tax stamp was made illegal because it was worthless as a militia weapon.

As for the slippery slope, the 1% is much more dangerous overall. However they don’t mind the peons keeping their pop guns since they’re well aware of who controls the military and how little civilian arms would mean against them.

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steve_davis  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:23:19am

re: #25 Great White Snark

Eddie Eagle is an actual safety program. It’s one of the few good things that organization does. Stop. Don’t Touch. Tell An Adult. The kind of safety effort that is welcome from any source.

Why would they tell their parents? Their parents are the morons who left the gun out within reach of a 5 year-old.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:24:25am

A Russian movie about Soviet superheroes looks exactly as embarrassing as you would expect.

Защитники – Тизер-Трейлер (2017)

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:29:40am

re: #177 Nyet

A Russian movie about Soviet superheroes looks exactly as embarrassing as you would expect.

[Embedded content]

Video

Hidden ghosts of the Soviet era coming back to save Russia?

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Ming5000  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:38:18am

re: #123 teleskiguy

Your favorite things to discuss are War and Guns. LGF commenters, prove me wrong.

Dark_Falcon, I respect you for bringing your bullshit POV here so we all can know what a backwards regressive SOB you are. Don’t ever say that you don’t like to talk about guns and war.

I rarely read DF posts now that I know his nature. I am too familiar with right wing machismo.

I do read most comments responding to DF because it helps remind me that there are rational thinkers. The arguments against DFer positions helps me respond in daily life.
So, thanks to those who do read and respond to DF.

(I am also grateful to those who report oddities from Fox, Drudge, Free Republic… etc)

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BeenHereAwhile  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:40:18am

re: #111 Kafitrar

Does Putin want a war? Recently, Russian warplanes have been aggressively flying near American ships and planes. A few days ago, a SU-27 fighter (roughly equivalent to an F-15) barrel-rolled over an Air Force RC-135 (an unarmed reconnaissance plane). And earlier this week, a couple other Russian military aircraft buzzed a Navy destroyer. The Navy reported that one of them came as close as 30 feet to the ship. That’s about the plane’s full wingspan. Idiots.

[…] The Soviet Union had a history of shadowing, escorting and occasionally shooting down American planes flying over international waters near its borders; in the 10 years between 1950 and 1960, about 75 US Navy and Air Force air crewmen in 10 separate incidents lost their lives flying routine reconnaissance missions[…]

arlingtoncemetery.net

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:41:38am

re: #111 Kafitrar

Does Putin want a war? Recently, Russian warplanes have been aggressively flying near American ships and planes. A few days ago, a SU-27 fighter (roughly equivalent to an F-15) barrel-rolled over an Air Force RC-135 (an unarmed reconnaissance plane). And earlier this week, a couple other Russian military aircraft buzzed a Navy destroyer. The Navy reported that one of them came as close as 30 feet to the ship. That’s about the plane’s full wingspan. Idiots.

It is an advanced form of showing off one’s genitals in public.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 4:15:56am

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Ming5000  Apr 17, 2016 • 4:18:56am

re: #182 Nyet

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 4:19:58am

re: #183 Ming5000

Yes.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 4:20:55am
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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:03:22am

Biscuits and Gravy….. With 2 eggs on top.

That is all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:12:50am

re: #186 Dave In Austin

Biscuits and Gravy….. With 2 eggs on top.

That is all.

and sausage patties on the side?

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Ming5000  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:15:28am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

and sausage patties on the side?

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Le Lapin Tueur  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:19:04am

I know this says Satire. But, is it?

WEST PALM BEACH (Satire from The Borowitz Report)—Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, stirred controversy on Thursday by saying in a televised interview that he had no recollection of running for President of the United States.

Appearing on the Fox News Channel, Dr. Carson responded to host Sean Hannity’s question about his ten-month-long candidacy by saying, “I do not recall any of that occurring.”

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:19:51am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

and sausage patties on the side?

Some things go without saying……..

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:20:05am

Fodder for arguments with anti-vaxxers: check the “before/after” maps at the bottom of this BBC report.

bbc.com

The sole remaining countries where polio is still endemic are Pakistan and Afghanistan. WHO has declared the disease eliminated in every other nation in the world — so long as people still vaccinate their kids against it.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:32:01am

re: #172 Nyet

On the plus side, I’m doing some archival research again. Yay.

We worry when you disappear.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:39:20am

re: #190 Dave In Austin

Some things go without saying……..

well, you need some kind of grease and glazing to make up the gravy

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 5:47:54am

re: #192 Decatur Deb

We worry when you disappear.

I had only just finished watching ‘Schindler’s List’ when he reappeared, which I’ll put down to one of life’s synchronicities.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:03:18am

re: #177 Nyet

A Russian movie about Soviet superheroes looks exactly as embarrassing as you would expect.

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Looks like the X-men movies.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:21:04am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Looks like the X-men movies.

Heh, which is, in itself, not exactly a ringing endorsement.

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b.d.  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:39:56am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Looks like the X-men movies.

Nyet Men.

You mean Stalin & Putin aren’t enough superheroes for Russia?

What kind of superpowers would a Russian superhero have, the power to disappear others?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:42:33am

re: #197 b.d.

Nyet Men.

You mean Stalin & Putin aren’t enough superheroes for Russia?

What kind of superpowers would a Russian superhero have, the power to disappear others?

Also the power to siphon money from other people’s pockets.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:49:03am

re: #31 teleskiguy

Of course, because the gun is sacrosanct. The gun is the most important tool to have in the United States. The gun is the ultimate arbiter in any human’s problems.

The firearm is the symbol of how strong a person’s faith in America is. If you don’t have lots of firearms you don not believe in America.

And the victims of gun violence provide the blood needed to water the Tree of Liberty.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:49:11am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Also the power to siphon money from other people’s pockets.

The Offshore Man (formerly known as the Polonium Man).

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b.d.  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:51:33am

re: #200 Nyet

The Offshore Man (formerly known as the Polonium Man).

A Russian superhero has one weakness though, he can’t put a person on a plane without a valid passport.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 17, 2016 • 6:56:24am

re: #71 Belafon

Your SS number should be engraved into your gun.

Also dog tags so you can be identified after the latest ‘good guys with guns’ interaction.

If we want to play at soldiers lets go full hog.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:09:13am

re: #196 Alyosha

Heh, which is, in itself, not exactly a ringing endorsement.

I enjoyed the first two X-men movies. They were entertaining enough.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:20:47am

re: #203 Patricia Kayden

I enjoyed the first two X-men movies. They were entertaining enough.

*channeling John Oliver*
Hugh Jackman is not my Wolverine #NotMyWolverine.

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:27:44am

Flickr

biscuits and gravy with eggs, up, and pepper jelly

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Dave In Austin  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:31:09am

re: #205 jeffreyw

Mine are done et and gone. Now I’m watching it rain and thinking about the lake…….
Image: 13015622_10206815309921602_6616187733701728194_n.jpg

Pic was taken Friday.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:32:53am

re: #39 jaunte

I’ve recounted this tale before, but when I was six, my father took me to the Los Angeles County Morgue; he had an old Navy buddy that worked there, and I was shown most explicitly exactly what bullets and shotgun shells do the human body - particularly, the cranium.

Morbid, I know, perhaps even gruesome. But it’s a lesson I’ll never forget. It’s made me extraordinarily cautious when I’m handling firearms.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:32:58am

re: #177 Nyet

A Russian movie about Soviet superheroes looks exactly as embarrassing as you would expect.

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But is it MST3K worthy?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:34:07am

re: #208 Eventual Carrion

But is it MST3K worthy?

Moscow Subway Ticket 3 Kopeks?

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:34:23am

re: #208 Eventual Carrion

I don’t like mst3k…

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:34:50am

re: #206 Dave In Austin

Mmm… crappie fillets….

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:35:22am

re: #210 Nyet

I don’t like mst3k…

We used to sit and watch bad SF movies and come up with our own running comments that were just as funny, and certainly more entertaining…

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:40:42am

re: #205 jeffreyw

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biscuits and gravy with eggs, up, and pepper jelly

I loves me some biscuits and gravy.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:41:55am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We used to sit and watch bad SF movies and come up with our own running comments that were just as funny, and certainly more entertaining…

Yep.

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:44:57am

re: #213 darthstar Hard to beat a nice plate
Flickr

These are some big ass biscuits

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:49:09am

re: #215 jeffreyw

Hard to beat a nice plate
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These are some big ass biscuits

Back when I was in my 20s and partying like I was immortal, I’d go to Lyon’s after the bars closed and eat a large plate of biscuits and gravy before driving home drunk. Best hangover prevention ever.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:49:38am

Here is Shaun King not only not answering the question, but ignoring how building networks is necessary to winning presidential campaigns.

Rail against it if you you like, but the implication here is that warm bodies alone will get shit done.
Romania, maybe. The US? Nope.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:53:41am

So, my review of Já, Olga Hepnarová (which I doubt will be released in the US anytime soon).

Overall, a very good film. Solid acting from Michalina Olszańska as the titular character. She created a genuinely disturbing portrayal of this infamous Czech mass murderer. It gave me the chills.

The film does focus on Ms. Hepnarová’s lesbian affairs, and it does so quite explicitly. I’m not talking lesbian porn, mind you, but there’s a couple of scenes that made me wonder just how “simulated” that was or whether some truly brilliant CGI was involved. In any event, I do wish the film had touched a bit more on Ms. Hepnarová’s mental state. It’s brought up, but also sort of glossed over. My personal take on it is that in real life, Ms. Hepnarová likely suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder, co-morbid with severe depression (Ms. Olszańska captures this to perfection - I’ve known people in real-life with BPD). This was exacerbated by the strong likelihood of her having been sexually molested since her childhood and continuing into her young adulthood (alluded to early in the film in a static camera shot).

The cinematography is straight-up old school; static shots of long duration, sometimes with no dialogue. Interestingly, there’s no music score for the film, even during the end credits. It’s handsomely shot in black and white.

The scene where Ms. Hepnarová commits her massacre in Prague using a rented truck is handled very well in two static shots. The first is with the camera on the roof of the truck, looking downwards to the pavement, the second is a static shot from inside the cab of the truck as it plows through the crowd. It is unflinching, and deeply unsettling. But then again, I suppose that’s the point. As a point of trivia, the film-makers used the exact same make and model of truck Ms. Hepnarová used to commit her crime, even going so far as to replicate the original license plate of the vehicle.

The film-makers wisely avoid idolizing Ms. Hepnarová as some kind of idol of youthful angst or glamorizing her. They portray as what she was….a profoundly disturbed young woman who came to believe that mass murder would be her best revenge for a lifetime of abuse, pain and suffering. As I said, Michalina Olszańska, the young Polish actress who plays Ms. Hepnarová, absolutely nailed it and gave what I consider a tour-de-force performance, one that, in my humble opinion, is worthy of much acclaim and many awards.

I give Já, Olga Hepnarová, 8.5/10 and in the words of the late Roger Ebert, an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:54:58am

re: #217 Alyosha

All the hype about the meeting with the Pope was so stupid.
Gee, Bernie met with the leader of a sexist, homophobic org. Yaay!
- Did he tell the truth to the power this time?
- Shut up, oligarch!

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:56:51am

re: #219 Nyet

All the hype about the meeting with the Pope was so stupid.
Gee, Bernie met with the leader of a sexist, homophobic org. Yaay!
- Did he tell the truth to the power this time?
- Shut up, oligarch!

I will start taking the Catholic Church seriously the day that the College of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes to elect a new Popesse

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:57:07am

And this is the top recced diary at DKos:

Greenwald: “To Protect Hillary Clinton, Dems Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument”

Wasn’t this supposed to stop?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2016 • 7:58:38am

I’m cleaning out my kitchen, including cleaning out the drawers & cabinets that I’m just going to dump in my hametz (leavened) stuff and tape shut for the week, because these drawers haven’t been cleaned out in like 10 years!

Found a bunch of pie supplies including some pie crust stencils that I used one time YOOGE FAILURE. The dough just sticks inside the stencil and comes out in chunks, the pie crust is ruined.

Stuff I haven’t used in more than a year goes in the trash.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:00:00am

re: #219 Nyet

Evo Morales got some love. Bolivia supports widdershins clock-mechanism as ‘anti-colonial’. Hence, turning back the clock is at least figuratively progressive.
I’m grasping here.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:01:09am

Looks like the Philippines have their own version of Trump running.

He said the female missionary was so beautiful that “the mayor should have been first”.

Critics say this shows Mr Duterte is “unfit” for the office of president.

Mr Duterte’s supporters however have dismissed the comments as a joke.

The candidate is known for his irreverent speeches and boasts of sexual conquests.

One recent poll had him leading over other contenders ahead of the 9 May election.

That is really, really gross to me.

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Great White Snark  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:01:42am

re: #176 steve_davis

IOW don’t even try to teach them to be safe if they see a gun. Sarc & bitter much? Would you take the same approach to matches and bleach and ammonia in the house? I doubt it, but for a cheap shot a gun safety it’s cool.

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:08:28am

re: #217 Alyosha

That’s it, they figured it out. Just don’t take money, flood Twitter and Facebook with stupid and mendacious memes, and go to rallies.

Works every time.

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:09:55am

Is ProgBaggers a little too strong?

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:09:55am

re: #226 SoundGuy 2016

The real con is elected officials, pass it on.

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lawhawk  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:10:03am

re: #226 SoundGuy 2016

That’s it, they figured it out. Just don’t take money, flood Twitter and Facebook with stupid and mendacious memes, and go to rallies.

Works every time.

It’s worked so well that Bernie is behind by a couple million votes, a few hundred delegates, and all but a handful of superdelegates. In other words, second place in a 2 person race. Woo.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:10:24am

Wow, I am glad I logged out when I did last night. I got to miss round 1,476,342 of the Gun Debate®.

And once again the argument gets bogged down in the literal words and misses what the whole point of Samantha Bee was getting at.

The absurdity that a cute costume character has more protections than something that can be used to kill.

It had nothing to do with the NRA’s rights of not allowing the character to be used by others, or Disney characters.

That is a given. And using that as an argument was a dodge. Derail the point with a fight over rights facts that had nothing to do with her point. So, NRA. So typical.

It proves once again…nothing will ever be done about guns in this country. We can’t even discuss it logically. You try to raise a point and it gets put down with all the buts.

And it also shows why people all over this world fear this country. Why shouldn’t they? We are all about the gun.

And we say we are worried about terrorism and the Republicans wet their pantaloons over that fear. Why wouldn’t the world see us as the crazy ones? Why wouldn’t ISIS arm themselves and walk around in their black ninja-like uniforms when they can turn on the TV and watch all the militia types in their cammo carrying semi-automatic rifles and having a standoff against our own government.

It is okay our streets are full of our own domestic terror. Let’s celebrate the fact you can’t even drive on the streets in many large urban areas without fear of pissing someone off in traffic and having them decide they are going to take it to the point of shooting you for cutting them off.

Let Freedom Ring! Yeah for the NRA assuring me my rights to life, liberty and the pursuit happiness.

But hey, leave the costumes character out of it. That is off limits. Hell, someone might shoot you if you try to take it.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:13:40am

re: #172 Nyet

Good luck and please keep in touch. I for one miss your insights about US politics.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:15:21am

Texas man brings real gun to water gun fight — and shoots 15-year-old girl

Although deputy constables questioned the shooter, it was not immediately clear if he would be charged.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:16:12am

re: #225 Great White Snark

IOW don’t even try to teach them to be safe if they see a gun. Sarc & bitter much? Would you take the same approach to matches and bleach and ammonia in the house? I doubt it, but for a cheap shot a gun safety it’s cool.

Bleach and ammonia have purposes other than to kill.

Sorry but it’s you whom, to me, sounds bitter and sarcastic.

I’m not against guns. But I am against easy access with virtually no regulation, no tracking, no responsibility and zero accountability. Government preventing gun statistics being tracked with the attitude of fuck it. Even after the constant barrage of school and other mass shootings/deaths.

But hey, other than that, right?

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:18:25am
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Great White Snark  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:21:05am

re: #233 MsJ

re: #230 ObserverArt

Perhaps pretending two very dissimilar things (guns and intellectual property) are the same and pretending an organization has no right to license a trademark (because … NRA) or character was a problematic way to promote sensible gun policy. Just maybe.

Could it be that painting a safety program with the same brush as the most egregious Wayne LaPierre policies was a mistake? It was just an elaborate gag. Far more comedic than helpful.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:22:57am

re: #103 freetoken

Time creeps along whether we want it to or not.

If there are people two thousand years from now, I wonder what they will dig up of ours? Will they even care, or will they use the detritus of our civilization for flower planters, unknowing of an object’s original purpose?

ET video game cartridges and AOL CDs.

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:23:55am

re: #232 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Texas man brings real gun to water gun fight — and shoots 15-year-old girl

He was a responsible gun owner until the accident. But, hey, she didn’t die so let’s let bygones be bygones.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:25:57am

re: #235 Great White Snark

Don’t know why you responded to me since you didn’t address anything I said.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:27:15am

re: #235 Great White Snark

Perhaps pretending two very dissimilar things (guns and intellectual property) are the same and pretending an organization has no right to license a trademark (because … NRA) or character was a problematic way to promote sensible gun policy. Just maybe.

Could it be that painting a safety program with the same brush as the most egregious Wayne LaPierre policies was a mistake? It was just an elaborate gag. Far more comedic than helpful.

It is satire. Its purpose is to point out incongruities, idiosyncracies and stupidity in political ideologies.

The fact that gun defenders are picking it apart as if it were a news item shows how dull witted and serious they are about the matter.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:28:40am

re: #230 ObserverArt

Sorry, but again No. Even in Canada or France it is easier to legally buy a gun than it is to legally acquire an Eddie the Eagle customer in the US.

The critical difference is that meeting the legal conditions for owning a gun is non-discretionary: If you are not in a prohibited category and meet the legal requirements, you will be able to get the needed permit for said gun.

By contrast the ability to purchase the Eddie the Eagle costume is entirely at the NRA’s discretion (subject to civil rights legislation, to be clear). The NRA, like Disney, can refuse permission because a person has an obnoxious and offensive presence on social media and the org thinks the person shouldn’t be around children. The Rage Furby would not be able to own an an Eddie costume either.

The difference in discretion in gaining authorization is a cardinal one and it defeats Bee’s argument.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:30:01am

cnn.com

Bernie says it’s ridiculous that this kind of money is being raised (in this case, donated), but in the same breath, says Clooney should be backing him instead of Clinton.

Yeah. Makes perfect sense. It really does. $ is bad. Unless you’re the recipient.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:30:46am

re: #240 Dark_Falcon

Again, we have a God Given Right to own and obtain unlimited firepower.

Eddie the Eagle is not a God Given right.

End of story. Therefore Samatha Bee’s humor is invalid and NOT EVEN FUNNY.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:30:55am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It is satire. Its purpose is to point out incongruities, idiosyncracies and stupidity in political ideologies.

The fact that gun defenders are picking it apart as if it were a news item shows how dull witted and serious they are about the matter.

No, it shows we understand the need to push back to keep incorrect memes from embedding in the culture.

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Great White Snark  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:31:27am

re: #233 MsJ

Bleach and ammonia have purposes other than to kill.

Sorry but it’s you whom, to me, sounds bitter and sarcastic.

I’m not against guns. But I am against easy access with virtually no regulation, no tracking, no responsibility and zero accountability. Government preventing gun statistics being tracked with the attitude of fuck it. Even after the constant barrage of school and other mass shootings/deaths.

But hey, other than that, right?

re: #238 MsJ

I don’t live in a place where those are facts. Gun control is pretty strong here, storage and safety rules are a matter of state law. Nor did I ever oppose gun crime research. if I sound bitter, it’s over the poor ineffective and sometime illogical quality of attempts to redress gun violence, such as Sandra Bee.

Meantime about 1100 recreational target shooters went through my shared public range just yesterday. Perhaps 100,000 rounds fired maybe less. A dozen or more employees taking care of good customers, and not one of them at minimum wage. A good time was had by all and no injuries occurred. How is that possible? Gun safety programs and training.

As far as household hazards being less of a hazard than a gun or car or boat, one might remember there are many kinds of accidents yet only one kind of dead. Safety lessons are above the details of what they address, as just being about keeping us unharmed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:33:05am

re: #243 Dark_Falcon

No, it shows we understand the need to push back to keep incorrect memes from embedding in the culture.

Because our discourse has settled to a level where Internet tweets, sound bytes and memes replace reasoned argument?

This is satire. If you do not find it funny, then go laugh at something you find amusing.

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:33:22am

re: #243 Dark_Falcon

No, it shows we understand the need to push back to keep incorrect memes from embedding in the culture.

Like ‘Guns keep us safer?’

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:34:01am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Again, we have a God Given Right to own a gun. and obtain unlimited firepower.

Eddie the Eagle is not a God Given right.

End of story. Therefore Samatha Bee’s humor is invalid and NOT EVEN FUNNY.

As edited, yes, that’s how I see it. Bee’s mixing of categories renders her humor invalid in my eyes.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:34:01am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I will start taking the Catholic Church seriously the day that the College of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes to elect a new Popesse

Will the Cardinelles be allowed to wear red too?
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:34:11am

re: #246 stpaulbear

Like ‘Guns keep us safer?’

…and Obama is coming after you guns?

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:34:28am

Sorry I signed in this morning. I’m going to skip LGF today.

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:35:27am

This is special:

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:35:47am

re: #243 Dark_Falcon

No, it shows we understand the need to push back to keep incorrect memes from embedding in the culture.

the 3 approved memes

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Great White Snark  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:36:10am

re: #250 stpaulbear

Sorry I signed in this morning. I’m going to skip LGF today.

Good point. it’s a beautiful day out there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:36:57am

re: #247 Dark_Falcon

As edited, yes, that’s how I see it. Bee’s mixing of categories renders her humor invalid in my eyes.

And invalid humor is is bad taste.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:37:13am

re: #250 stpaulbear

re: #253 Great White Snark

I gotta read something at work!!!

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:39:18am

And for those who have never looked at the non-political side of DailyKos - here’s a link to the BackyardScience group’s “Daily Bucket”. Which today happens to be one of my entries. :)

dailykos.com

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:39:52am

Hey VB, are you still around? I have a pie question for you.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:41:03am

re: #251 SoundGuy 2016

This is special:

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That’s about as condescending as it gets. It implies black women can’t work things out for themselves and haven’t thought about their votes. Instead they need Berniebros to tell them where their interests lie.

If Ted Cruz or Donald Trump ran an ad like that, the Bernbaggers would be up in arms and with good reason. But they see nothing wrong using such an ad themselves.

Fools.

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:43:10am
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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:43:33am

re: #248 Feline Fearless Leader

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They could only vote in St. Louis or in Arizona.

/Sports humor.

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:45:25am

re: #258 Dark_Falcon

It’s the same rationale behind ‘Dems are the real racists and founded the KKK.’ Just ask a white person why AA folk vote almost 90% Dem, are they all idiots? The reactions follow a pattern.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:45:49am

re: #244 Great White Snark

I enjoy target shooting at the range where I rent a gun. That tact strikes me as a misdirection. We’re talking about easy access across state lines. No controls at gun shows. No background checks. And the results of those allowances.

Yes, the NRA has a good gun safety program for kids and when my director had me notorize her permit request I offered that to her as she had a young child at home.

Unfortunately, the NRA is fucked up on literally every other goddamned common sense issue. So overall, fuck them.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:46:12am

re: #245 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Because our discourse has settled to a level where Internet tweets, sound bytes and memes replace reasoned argument?

This is satire. If you do not find it funny, then go laugh at something you find amusing.

War.

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Alyosha  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:46:31am

Speaking of, it’s nigh on two and I gotta get.
It’s just… I hate Mondays.
What? No. That cat’s a punk.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:47:28am

re: #235 Great White Snark

Perhaps pretending two very dissimilar things (guns and intellectual property) are the same and pretending an organization has no right to license a trademark (because … NRA) or character was a problematic way to promote sensible gun policy. Just maybe.

Could it be that painting a safety program with the same brush as the most egregious Wayne LaPierre policies was a mistake? It was just an elaborate gag. Far more comedic than helpful.

To you maybe. Not to the rest of us.

And mind you, not to Charles because he saw it that way too. He put up the thread, the video and shared his thoughts. Are you saying he shouldn’t have fallen for it?

I’m not going to debate any of this any further. It is pointless.

All I will say is sometimes comedic absurdity is a tool. But if one takes oneself too serious about an issue you will never see it. You guys wanted to pounce on the absurdity to gloss over the point.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:51:41am

re: #262 MsJ

Yes, the NRA has a good gun safety program for kids and when my director had me notorize her permit request I offered that to her as she had a young child at home.

Actually, as someone else I believe has pointed out, the “Eddie the Eagle” program has been shown to be completely fucking useless.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:54:36am

re: #240 Dark_Falcon

Sorry, but again No. Even in Canada or France it is easier to legally buy a gun than it is to legally acquire an Eddie the Eagle customer in the US.

The critical difference is that meeting the legal conditions for owning a gun is non-discretionary: If you are not in a prohibited category and meet the legal requirements, you will be able to get the needed permit for said gun.

By contrast the ability to purchase the Eddie the Eagle costume is entirely at the NRA’s discretion (subject to civil rights legislation, to be clear). The NRA, like Disney, can refuse permission because a person has an obnoxious and offensive presence on social media and the org thinks the person shouldn’t be around children. The Rage Furby would not be able to own an an Eddie costume either.

The difference in discretion in gaining authorization is a cardinal one and it defeats Bee’s argument.

Again. I read this last night. Don’t waste our time. Just admit again you take everything literally and are completely unable to see anything any other way.

You miss the point. Admit it. Admit that you think Charles was wrong to make this thread. That is what you really want to do, so why don’t you? You go after teleskiguy and others but you don’t mention Charles. Funny that.

No further comments from me on this. I think some of what was displayed last night was intellectually dishonest and a few people really surprised me. But it is a very real display of the problem and the lengths people will go to gloss over the issue.

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darthstar  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:55:38am

Showering Clinton with $1 bills? That’s a new one.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:56:48am

re: #267 ObserverArt

Because Charles is the owner of the blog and going after him over which threads he posts never works.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:57:11am

re: #266 Ace-o-aces

Actually, as someone else I believe has pointed out, the “Eddie the Eagle” program has been shown to be completely fucking useless.

Effective or not, if I had a kid in the house with a gun, I’d want to teach that kid that it wasn’t a toy and the ramifications would be deadly.

But I’d never have a gun if I had a kid where that gun wasn’t trussed up and locked away.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:57:33am

re: #243 Dark_Falcon

No, it shows we understand the need to push back to keep incorrect memes from embedding in the culture.

Oh give me a fucking break. Now here is a great example of someone who takes himself way too serious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:58:13am

re: #270 MsJ

Effective or not, if I had a kid in the house with a gun, I’d want to teach that kid that it wasn’t a toy and the ramifications would be deadly.

But I’d never have a gun if I had a kid where that gun wasn’t trussed up and locked away.

The Tree of Second Amendment Rights must be occasionally watered with the blood of toddlers and bystanders…

/

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 17, 2016 • 8:59:50am

re: #272 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The Tree of Second Amendment Rights must be occasionally watered with the blood of toddlers and bystanders…

/

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:01:13am

re: #247 Dark_Falcon

As edited, yes, that’s how I see it. Bee’s mixing of categories renders her humor invalid in my eyes.

In your eyes. What about the rest of us. What about Charles? Are all of our takes invalid?

Answer please.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:01:22am

re: #248 Feline Fearless Leader

Beautiful picture of a cardinal. thanks.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:02:23am

re: #270 MsJ

Effective or not, if I had a kid in the house with a gun, I’d want to teach that kid that it wasn’t a toy and the ramifications would be deadly.

But I’d never have a gun if I had a kid where that gun wasn’t trussed up and locked away.

Good, and stored guns should be secured so that children cannot gain access to them. The Eddie the Eagle program is intended as a second line of defense, one placed in the child’s mind, if they come across a gun that has not been properly secured.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:03:40am

re: #250 stpaulbear

Sorry I signed in this morning. I’m going to skip LGF today.

I’m now sorry that I commented about last nights comments. All I wanted to address was the lack of understanding of a tool of the artist. Absurdity.

Please excuse me. I should have known better. Guns.

I’ll come back later. Right now I am disgusted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:04:02am

re: #273 Feline Fearless Leader

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And they grow up and have anchor toddlers to start the cycle all over again…

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:08:03am

re: #276 Dark_Falcon

Good, and stored guns should be secured so that children cannot gain access to them. The Eddie the Eagle program is intended as a second line of defense, one placed in the child’s mind, if they come across a gun that has not been properly secured.

Of course, the even-more-extreme-than-NRA “Gun Owners of America”, not only opposed gun lock laws, they oppose the use of gun locks period. Their “reasoning: being that you need to have immediate access to your loaded, unlocked weapon 24/7 because you may only have a few seconds to react if your home is invaded by Gay-ISIS-thug-ACORN-commies in the middle of the night.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:10:39am

re: #279 Ace-o-aces

Of course, the even-more-extreme-than-NRA “Gun Owners of America”, not only opposed gun lock laws, they oppose the use of gun locks period. Their “reasoning: being that you need to have immediate access to your loaded, unlocked weapon 24/7 because you may only have a few seconds to react if your home is invaded by Gay-ISIS-thug-ACORN-commies in the middle of the night.

Which is why we need Eddie the Eagle more than ever. There should be an Eddie in every home with guns and toddlers.

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ObserverArt  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:11:41am

re: #269 Dark_Falcon

Because Charles is the owner of the blog and going after him over which threads he posts never works.

You may think you are not, but everything you and others posted say you disagree with him.

It is called being indirect. Very similar to using absurdity to mask a direct point.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:17:08am

re: #279 Ace-o-aces

Of course, the even-more-extreme-than-NRA “Gun Owners of America”, not only opposed gun lock laws, they oppose the use of gun locks period. Their “reasoning: being that you need to have immediate access to your loaded, unlocked weapon 24/7 because you may only have a few seconds to react if your home is invaded by Gay-ISIS-thug-ACORN-commies in the middle of the night.

And that view has no defenders on this blog. To the best of my knowledge, all the people who post here who are pro-firearms regard the GOA as being a tin of mixed nuts.

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Nyet  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:19:47am

BTW, finished Jessica Jones too and it’s a great complement to Daredevil.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:31:03am

So, it seems Bob Mould has a new album. Here’s the single, “Hold On”, filmed in Portland, OR!

Bob Mould - Hold On (Official Music Video)

Bob Mould has long been one of my big-time faves. Great to see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:32:22am

re: #282 Dark_Falcon

And that view has no defenders on this blog. To the best of my knowledge, all the people who post here who are pro-firearms regard the GOA as being a tin of mixed nuts.

And the Republican Party considered the Tea Party a bunch of nuts and outsiders…

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Stanley Sea  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:34:00am

233!

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:36:26am

re: #285 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

And the Republican Party considered the Tea Party a bunch of nuts and outsiders…

The critical difference being that the GOA has not effected ‘entry’ into the NRA in the same way the Tea Party has vis-a-vis the Republican Party. Wayne LaPierre does not fear the GOA the way John Boehner feared the Tea Baggers.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:45:33am

Great. Pratt and his clowns broke the thread.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:45:56am

re: #287 Dark_Falcon

SEE LIBTARDS! EVEN JEBUS WAZ PRO 2A!!!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:46:10am

re: #257 MsJ

Hey VB, are you still around? I have a pie question for you.

What?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:51:17am

what an eejit, but I bet Cruz thinks it was a witty smackdown.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:52:10am

re: #287 Dark_Falcon

The critical difference being that the GOA has not effected ‘entry’ into the NRA in the same way the Tea Party has vis-a-vis the Republican Party. Wayne LaPierre does not fear the GOA the way John Boehner feared the Tea Baggers.

Yep, total outsiders. Nobody important listens to them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:52:45am
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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:53:20am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

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SoundGuy 2016  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:53:25am

re: #289 Ace-o-aces

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:57:09am

re: #294 MsJ

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Mattand  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:57:50am

Jesus, 12 hours later and some people are still crying in their gunpowder that Sam Bee needs to apologize to a group of gun fuckers, whose mission statement is “Dead kids are acceptable losses for a healthy 2nd Amendment.”

It’s nice out. I’m going bike riding.

Oy.

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MsJ  Apr 17, 2016 • 9:59:59am

re: #296 The Vicious Babushka

Thank you!

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:02:55am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

So, it seems Bob Mould has a new album. Here’s the single, “Hold On”, filmed in Portland, OR!

Bob Mould has long been one of my big-time faves. Great to see.

Did you read Mould’s autobiography? It was a struggle for me to start liking him as a solo artist again after I read that book. He’s really adept at rationalizing how all of his angst is caused by other people letting him down. I wish I wouldn’t have read it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:03:19am

re: #297 Mattand

Jesus, 12 hours later and some people are still crying in their gunpowder that Sam Bee needs to apologize to a group of gun fuckers, whose mission statement is “Dead kids are acceptable losses for a healthy 2nd Amendment.”

It’s nice out. I’m going bike riding.

Oy.

We’re still plugging shiitake mushroom logs here.
It’s taking the guys a lot longer than they though it would, what with all the precision measurements for each log and beer breaks…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:06:54am
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BeachDem  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:07:23am

re: #291 Backwoods_Sleuth

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what an eejit, but I bet Cruz thinks it was a witty smackdown.

He’s approaching Michele (one l) Bachmann levels of intelligence:

Carbon dioxide, Mister Speaker, is a natural byproduct of nature. Carbon dioxide is natural. It occurs in Earth. It is a part of the regular lifecycle of Earth. In fact, life on planet Earth can’t even exist without carbon dioxide. So necessary is it to human life, to animal life, to plant life, to the oceans, to the vegetation that’s on the Earth, to the, to the fowl that — that flies in the air, we need to have carbon dioxide as part of the fundamental lifecycle of Earth.

thinkprogress.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:07:55am

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:08:03am

re: #299 stpaulbear

Did you read Mould’s autobiography? It was a struggle for me to start liking him as a solo artist after I read that book. He’s really adept at rationalizing how all of his angst is caused by other people letting him down. I wish I wouldn’t have read it.

I never have read it. I’ll have to look for it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:08:14am

re: #299 stpaulbear

Did you read Mould’s autobiography? It was a struggle for me to start liking him as a solo artist after I read that book. He’s really adept at rationalizing how all of his angst is caused by other people letting him down. I wish I wouldn’t have read it.

I recall that Hüsker Dü pioneered the indie-rock conundrum that if you were popular enough to play for anything but a basement crowd and hawk a few hundred copies of your homemade 4-track tape. then you had sold out.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:11:56am

re: #305 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I recall that Hüsker Dü pioneered the indie-rock conundrum that if you were popular enough to play for anything but a basement crowd and hawk a few hundred copies of your homemade 4-track tape. then you had sold out.

IIRC, Hüsker Dü was one of the first indie-rock groups to sign to a major label (Warner Bros., I think) for Candy Apple Grey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:16:17am

this happened just under an hour ago and is interesting:
M4.5 - 53km NNW of Aasiaat, Greenland

Inquiring minds could wonder if this could be a glacial earthquake.
If so, occurring in April is very early and could be more evidence pointing toward climate change.

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:17:36am

re: #305 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I recall that Hüsker Dü pioneered the indie-rock conundrum that if you were popular enough to play for anything but a basement crowd and hawk a few hundred copies of your homemade 4-track tape. then you had sold out.

But they were really ambitious too. They worked hard and hated things that held them back.

(I edited my earlier comment to say that I struggled to like him again after reading the book. I liked Mould’s music, but the book took away almost all of my enthusiasm for him as a person)

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:22:59am

Deleted due to me getting things wrong. Fault line goes under Iceland, not Greenland.

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jeffreyw  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:27:07am

re: #248 Feline Fearless Leader
Will the Cardinelles be allowed to wear red too?

Flickr

It’ll be a cold day before that happens..

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:28:33am

re: #303 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe not, but pessimists design the safety systems that keep it from blowing up.

(I have been told I quash enthusiasm by determining where a project may go wrong and figuring out how to avoid the problem. You can only succeed if you don’t fail.)

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:32:45am

re: #311 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe not, but pessimists design the safety systems that keep it from blowing up.

(I have been told I quash enthusiasm by determining where a project may go wrong and figuring out how to avoid the problem. You can only succeed if you don’t fail.)

It’s OK to quash enthusiasm if by so doing you keep the enthusiasts from going over a cliff.

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stpaulbear  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:34:29am

re: #311 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe not, but pessimists design the safety systems that keep it from blowing up.

(I have been told I quash enthusiasm by determining where a project may go wrong and figuring out how to avoid the problem. You can only succeed if you don’t fail.)

That’s my roll at work too. I’m an architectural draftsman who works as a job captain and project manager. I need to find everything that won’t work before a project goes out for bid, so I’m bumping up against architects and owners a lot. I’m also very good at discovering all of the obvious problems that weren’t addressed in the original scope of work (then they wonder why my projects get more expensive than originally estimated).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:38:18am

Teh Donald has apparently unveiled his yuuuuge insulting nickname for Hillary:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:40:49am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:43:13am

re: #312 Dark_Falcon

It’s OK to quash enthusiasm if by so doing you keep the enthusiasts from going over a cliff.

And another potential starship dies on the drawing board…

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:47:09am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

And another potential starship dies on the drawing board…

Better for it to die on the drawing board than to blow up on the launch pad.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:48:24am

Me and LGF today:


Have an awesome day, lizards.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:48:54am

NEW YORK - Rabbi Sara Luria wasn’t sure why she was called to participate in a panel discussion on faith and social justice with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just 45 minutes before it was to start.

Turns out she was a last-minute substitute for Rabbi Andy Bachman, who was scheduled to participate in the Saturday-night Sanders campaign event at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights but was unceremoniously uninvited shortly before it was to begin.

The leading New York rabbi — formerly the spiritual leader of Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim and now director of Jewish content and community ritual at the 92nd Street Y — was dumped from the program for recent tweets favoring Sanders’ opponent Hillary Clinton.
read more: haaretz.com

smh

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:49:43am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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News Item: Donald Trump deliberately misunderstands the primary process. Video at 5pm. Trump’s lies are starting to become a ‘dog bites man’ story. He lies so often about so much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:51:25am

re: #317 Dark_Falcon

Better for it to die on the drawing board than to blow up on the launch pad.

somehow I just can’t visualize a completed starship on a launching pad, much less blowing up there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:54:35am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

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smh

And on Tuesday Bachman retweeted a link to an op-ed in Haaretz by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, a former president of the Union for Reform Judaism, endorsing Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

But on Saturday night he wrote: “I was booted off tonight’s interfaith panel with @BernieSanders‬ because of some “pro-@HillaryClinton‬” tweets. So much for being a loyal Dem.”

Bachman declined to speak with Haaretz about it, writing in an email, “I may blog about it. Otherwise, just lay low and vote for Hillary on Tuesday. Respectful dissent is a Jewish value, at least in Brooklyn.”
read more: haaretz.com

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CuriousLurker  Apr 17, 2016 • 10:56:10am

OT Drive by: Classy response from George Clooney regarding money in politics & pro-Bernie protesters. Clooney: Money in US politics ‘ridiculous’ - BBC News [Video]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:01:25am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:05:10am
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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:07:34am

I said last year that if Bernie Sanders wanted to win against Hillary he’d have to go significantly negative. At the time, folks here were right that Sen. Sanders valued civility more.

Now, I think winning a few primaries has brought Bernie’s ambition to the fore. So not he is launching those negative attacks, not caring if they pump toxic sludge into the Democratic Party as long as they further said ambition.

Imagine ambition singing this next song:

Karissa Noel “Corrupt”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:07:58am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Like Pope Bernadette from Babylon 5?

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:09:26am

re: #325 Stanley Sea

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Green Tea is often thought of as being of Japanese origins. Does this mean that the BernieBros are going to bomb Pearl Harbor?

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BeachDem  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:16:36am

re: #323 CuriousLurker

OT Drive by: Classy response from George Clooney regarding money in politics & pro-Bernie protesters. Clooney: Money in US politics ‘ridiculous’ - BBC News [Video]

Yeah, Clooney is classy. And Chuck Todd is a flaming asshole—

And honest, forthright, pure Bernie is already raising money off the bogus bullshit.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:18:58am

re: #232 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Now if someone came up with an Eddie Rage parody I don’t see a whole lot the NRA could do about it - and perhaps that is what really need to happen to show just how ineffectual their so-called safety program is

So how about a new mascot for the many gun safety failures? How about Freddy the Gunfail Falcon?

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calochortus  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:20:09am

re: #324 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Actually, there’s a certain amount of maintenance that I rather enjoy. But, then I’m a little strange.

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BeachDem  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:23:03am

Heh:

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calochortus  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:23:28am

So, when Ted Cruz talks about how natural CO2 is because we excrete it when we breathe, does he also think that we should encourage piles of poop everywhere because it’s natural and we also excrete it? It’s fertilizer! It must be good for us.

As for the many other points he is missing, I don’t have that kind of time…

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:25:22am

re: #330 Eric The Fruit Bat

Now if someone came up with an Eddie Rage parody I don’t see a whole lot the NRA could do about it - and perhaps that is what really need to happen to show just how ineffectual their so-called safety program is

So how about a new mascot for the many gun safety failures? How about Freddy the Gunfail Falcon?

Leave The Falcons Alone!
//

Personal interests aside, why don’t you try Gregory, the Gunfail Goose.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:28:08am

re: #332 BeachDem

Heh:

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For extra fun, place that photo amid a group of Freepers, remind them Ms. Thompson was in Red Dawn, then step back and watch the poo fly.

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BeachDem  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:30:51am

One more thing, then I have to get some work done.

According to Dan Merica, 1800 Berners signed up online to attend the protest, but only about 100 showed up. REVOLUTION!!

(And that throwing money at the Secret Service cars was beyond idiotic.)

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Timothy Watson  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:31:44am

re: #336 BeachDem

One more thing, then I have to get some work done.

According to Dan Merica, 1800 Berners signed up online to attend the protest, but only about 100 showed up. REVOLUTION!!

(And that throwing money at the Secret Service cars was beyond idiotic.)

Shorter Bernie Bros: What? I can’t vote in the primary on Facebook or Twitter?

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gwangung  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:31:45am

re: #332 BeachDem

Heh:

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Aren’t Clooney critics regurgitating Republican talking points? I.e., if you’re rich, you can’t possibly use your wealth to advance the causes for poor and middle class people?

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BeachDem  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:34:56am

re: #338 gwangung

Aren’t Clooney critics regurgitating Republican talking points? I.e., if you’re rich, you can’t possibly use your wealth to advance the causes for poor and middle class people?

And that Clooney’s just trying to lower his taxes—yeah, I’m sure that’s his big concern, as he’s one of the most generous people on the planet. (Berners have adopted a ton of RW talking points, but it’s all for the REVOLUTION)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:42:06am

re: #334 Dark_Falcon

Sorry D_F, brain fart. The goose is good, but I think we may (sadly) need a mascot for tragedies as well.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 17, 2016 • 11:43:16am

re: #340 Eric The Fruit Bat

Sorry D_F, brain fart. The goose is good, but I think we may (sadly) need a mascot for tragedies as well.

Bernie the Buzzard?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:01:09pm

re: #341 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

(Blazing Saddles) Too Jewish (/Blazing Saddles)

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b_sharp  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:06:58pm

re: #342 Eric The Fruit Bat

(Blazing Saddles) Too Jewish (/Blazing Saddles)

Currently watching Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen

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calochortus  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:11:41pm

BBL

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:27:28pm

Another entitled, spoiled brat millennial has a tantrum in Salon==>

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:28:21pm

Drone hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

A plane approaching Heathrow Airport is believed to have hit a drone before it landed safely, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The British Airways flight from Geneva was hit as it approached the London airport at about 12:50 BST with 132 passengers and five crew on board.

After landing, the pilot reported an object - believed to be a drone - had struck the front of the Airbus A320.

Aviation police based at Heathrow have launched an investigation.

Police said no arrests have been made.

If confirmed, it is believed to be the first incident of its kind in the UK.

Whoever was flying that drone should be punished severely. If these types of incidents keep happening, its only a matter of time before a drone collision causes an airliner to crash.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:32:46pm

Yes, @jfreewright followed me. Pretty sure this day has peaked, it’s all downhill from here.

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jaunte  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:36:29pm

re: #345 The Vicious Babushka

“Voting no longer provides me the indulgence and satisfaction it once did.”

That says it all. Screw everybody else that might be affected, it’s about personal satisfaction.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:45:27pm

re: #346 Dark_Falcon

Whoever was flying that drone should be punished severely. If these types of incidents keep happening, its only a matter of time before a drone collision causes an airliner to crash.

Why? Was it done with malicious intent? No one knows yet, obviously. It’s not the first time this has happened. From January of this year:

Drones were recently involved in four serious near misses at UK airports, the UK Air Proximity Board has said.

The board, which investigates near-miss incidents in UK airspace, said a drone had come very close to colliding with a Boeing 737 climbing out of Stansted.

There were also category A incidents at Heathrow, London City and Manchester.

British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) spokesman Steve Landells said action must be taken to prevent a “catastrophic crash” of an aircraft.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it was working to create a “regulatory framework focusing on safety”.

bbc.com

Additionally, there have to be laws/regulations on the books that were broken before someone gets penalized. As far as I can tell, there are none yet (unless things have changed since February):

“We need a sensible approach to regulation and a pragmatic method of enforcement for those who disregard rules and regulations and put others in danger.”

bbc.com

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CuriousLurker  Apr 17, 2016 • 12:46:55pm

re: #346 Dark_Falcon

P.S. You neglected to put blockquotes around the BBC content. You should fix that.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 17, 2016 • 1:56:09pm

re: #349 CuriousLurker

Imagine two titanium constructed drones flying out of the bushes going into the engine nacelles.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 17, 2016 • 2:27:37pm

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

College of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes to elect a new Popesse

“…and now for some politically-oriented power-pop from Coco Bananashells and the Cardinelles, right here on KOKO Radio!”

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Great White Snark  Apr 17, 2016 • 3:48:35pm

re: #262 MsJ

I was out, was just gonna leave this now dead thread behind but I hate to ignore your comment

+1 ‘cause I agree with most of that. I have no more patience for the NRAs’ politics than you. The inarguable and awkward thing is they have done a lot for safety. Some may use or see the shooting sports as misdirection in the gun rights debate. I think it disingenuous to diminish the reality of sport shooting. Too big to ignore. As a pro gun rights (limited rights btw) person my point bears the burden of criminal use and accidents and suicides. I figure this cuts both ways for fairness sake. Keeps it real.


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