Tech Note: New Autosave Feature in LGF Pages

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Today we have a nifty new feature for authors of LGF Pages: announcing … fanfare please … autosave!

It’s now almost impossible to accidentally lose a post, even if your power goes out or your computer crashes, because every post you start writing is now automatically saved to our database server every two seconds.

Autosaved posts last for two days, then they’re automatically deleted. An autosaved post is also deleted when you actually publish it (or save a draft copy).

There’s a button labeled “Restore Autosave” near the top of the LGF Pages window that lets you call up a list of all your autosaved posts, and choose to restore one, delete them all, or delete one at a time. If you hover your mouse over the title of the autosaved post, a preview pops up above it with an excerpt from the text and a thumbnail image if you’ve included one.

This is an extremely handy feature, and can also be used as a sort of quick “save as draft” feature since you can always restore any post you’ve been working on as long as it hasn’t been two days or more since you last worked on it.

So there you have it. And please forgive me for the visual pun at the top of this article.

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636 comments

1
freetoken  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:40:09pm

Neat!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:40:27pm

Updinged for the pun.

And also all the work you’ve done to build such fantastic features and the fantastic community that uses them.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:44:54pm

And in other good news.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:46:49pm

So, uh, I was volunteering at a Habitat For Humanity store, and when we dropped off a some furniture at a customer’s place the other guy and I were offered a joint as a tip.

How’s everyone else’s 420 day going?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:47:00pm
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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:47:35pm

I always liked this guy’s music, but also had the nagging suspicion that he was probably a gigantic douche. Suspicions confirmed.

Billy Gorgan goes on Alex Jones’ show, rails against SJWs.

Yep. He’s an asshole.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:47:58pm

I cannot tell you how often I have lost a post because of something. Thanks for the upgrade :)

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:49:04pm

An interesting one from Daily Kos, which include what I think is an appropriate challenge to Sanders supporters:

And that’s only one issue among many that impact women, economics, and our national well-being. Hey, I get the argument against identity politics that is so important to all you economic warriors for justice who support Bernie. But where you err is here: it doesn’t have to be an either-or proposition. Consider that there are two ways for Hillary Clinton to go in this election. The first way is to try to bring the Bernie Sanders fans into the fold, after which we all join together on the issues (in other words, meld together the issues of economic rights for all that the Bernie fans champion with the rights of women, gays and minorities that the Democratic Party champions, as well as the rights of young voters to participate fully in our economy, politics and culture), and hope for a wave election this November.

The other way is to understand that Sanders’ fans will never come around for whatever reasons they may have, in which case Hillary Clinton will have to tack to the right for votes in the fall (especially from Republican women in this election). The effort she puts into one or the other choice, depends solely on Sanders’ supporters and whether you can see a path together with her (us, liberals, progressives etc. in the Democratic party). She, and we, can’t force anyone to do it. It’s up to you to make this decision. What Sander’s supporters do now before the Convention will make a big difference in how it all goes forward. The time is now to think this through).

TL;DR: Clinton will tack right to find votes if she doesn’t think she can get Sanders supporters on board.

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Sophist, Premature Anti-Trumpist  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:50:34pm

re: #6 makeitstop

I always liked this guy’s music, but also had the nagging suspicion that he was probably a gigantic douche. Suspicions confirmed.

Billy Gorgan goes on Alex Jones’ show, rails against SJWs.

Yep. He’s an asshole.

I’ve long ago learned not to expect artists whose work I enjoy to also be decent people.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:50:49pm

Do you even vape, bro?

Facebook Post

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:50:57pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Just like Shaun King, Cenk completely forgets what it was like 7 years ago. Any memory at all would show that what we have now is not the status quo.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:52:31pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

WHERE’S THE PLANE? WHERE’S THE PLANE? WHERE’S THE PLANE? WHERE’S THE PLANE?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:53:04pm

Thank you Charles for the nifty new feature. It is one of many things that makes this weblog great.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:53:18pm

re: #11 Belafon

Just like Shaun King, Cenk completely forgets what it was like 7 years ago. Any memory at all would show that what we have now is not the status quo.

No kidding.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:53:52pm

re: #11 Belafon

Just like Shaun King, Cenk completely forgets what it was like 7 years ago. Any memory at all would show that what we have now is not the status quo.

Also. I get that this is a horrible thing to say to a dudebro, but I am genuinely excited at the fact that the US might finally elect a woman to the highest office.

I get that this is a “fucking finally” moment in a lot of ways, but it’s still genuinely exciting.

Humans with penises may have some trouble recognizing that, although I respect that there are definitely those who do, but it helps me recognize how meaningful Obama’s election was to a lot of African Americans in a way that I probably didn’t realize then.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:53:53pm
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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:54:59pm

Aaaaand in news that really sucks…

The New Orleans officers who had been convicted of murder for the Danziger bridge shootings during Katrina (see wikipedia for the rundown…cops opened fire with assault rifles on an unarmed family walking to the store) have been resentenced today after their court ordered retrial and subsequent plea bargain.

For murdering two men (shooting one in the back as he lay motionless on the ground), shooting several other people including two women (the mother had her arm amputated, the daughter was shot 4 times) and engaging in a top to bottom conspiracy to cover up the murder as well as arrest one of the victims (!) the final judgement of justice is:

3 to 12 years for all five of the criminals.

Blue lives matter. Black lives….not so much.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:57:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:58:07pm

re: #15 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Also. I get that this is a horrible thing to say to a dudebro, but I am genuinely excited at the fact that the US might finally elect a woman to the highest office.

I get that this is a “fucking finally” moment in a lot of ways, but it’s still genuinely exciting.

Humans with penises may have some trouble recognizing that, although I respect that there are definitely those who do, but it helps me recognize how meaningful Obama’s election was to a lot of African Americans in a way that I probably didn’t realize then.

It’s something I’ve been thinking about alot lately. To go from a Presidential son to a black guy and now a woman possibly is pretty exciting. I have to admit that it didn’t really dawn on me early on since Clinton is very much a mainstream candidate but still the first woman to be elected? That does bring a smile to me. It will really show that the presidency is open to all regardless of race or gender.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:59:21pm

re: #19 HappyWarrior

It’s something I’ve been thinking about alot lately. To go from a Presidential son to a black guy and now a woman possibly is pretty exciting. I have to admit that it didn’t really dawn on me early on since Clinton is very much a mainstream candidate but still the first woman to be elected? That does bring a smile to me. It will really show that the presidency is open to all regardless of race or gender.

I’m not celebrating until it’s announced in November.

But I want to see it, and I’m more than willing to do my part to make it happen.

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 5:59:33pm

re: #15 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Also. I get that this is a horrible thing to say to a dudebro, but I am genuinely excited at the fact that the US might finally elect a woman to the highest office.

I get that this is a “fucking finally” moment in a lot of ways, but it’s still genuinely exciting.

Humans with penises may have some trouble recognizing that, although I respect that there are definitely those who do, but it helps me recognize how meaningful Obama’s election was to a lot of African Americans in a way that I probably didn’t realize then.

It’s definitely a case of privilege to think that the only problems that matter - theirs - can be solved by improving the economy.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:00:09pm

re: #20 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m not celebrating until it’s announced in November.

But I want to see it, and I’m more than willing to do my part to make it happen.

True, good point. I’m with you. I want to see it too.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:01:12pm

This should be good.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:02:10pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

This should be good.

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Man, why’d they stop at pretending?

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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:03:12pm

re: #24 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Man, why’d they stop at pretending?

//

Trump’s lawyers are preparing the lawsuit as we speak.
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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:03:41pm

Addendum to the above post on the Bartholomew family who were shot at in New Orleans:

Over 10 years later, their civil rights lawsuit is still unresolved. The City of New Orleans refuses to even meet with them.

Dead and inured black people on a bridge don’t matter if it was cops with Kalashnikovs and M4 carbines doing the shooting.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:04:31pm

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:06:29pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

Citation needed. Presumes his mind was intact to begin with at some point in time.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:08:00pm

re: #6 makeitstop

I always liked this guy’s music, but also had the nagging suspicion that he was probably a gigantic douche. Suspicions confirmed.

Billy Corgan goes on Alex Jones’ show, rails against SJWs.

Yep. He’s an asshole.

Shameful. Corgan’s a Chicago native and someone I’ve held in high regard. I won’t change the channel when Smashing Pumpkins songs come on, but he loses a goo deal of respect from me for going on Jone’s nutcase show.

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b.d.  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:09:35pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

You forget that Chuck is a super genius, he might just be evolving into a higher form of energy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:11:19pm

oldie that just showed up on my TL:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:11:58pm

More OT, feel free to keep scrolling.

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b_sharp  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:12:07pm

Do I look like I want to date sexy Russian singles?

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:12:14pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

The guy’s mind is going.

To be fair, we’ve been saying this for a couple of years now. I think his mind is gone.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:12:29pm

re: #29 Dark_Falcon

Shameful. Corgan’s a Chicago native and someone I’ve held in high regard. I won’t change the channel when Smashing Pumpkins songs come on, but he loses a goo deal of respect from me for going on Jone’s nutcase show.

My spouse has been saying for years that the Smashing Pumpkins had a serious problem with Corgan being a control freak and all around jackass.

I never really got into the early 90’s grunge scene since I was more Def Leppard and Pink Floyd, but I like some of the Pumpkin’s stuff. Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is a freaking great album.

Too bad the front man is a jerk.

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:12:32pm

I want to make a comment about “act as if you’re down by a ten points and it’s the fourth quarter.” Most people are not athletes, and they don’t have an athletic mindset. For most people, being down by that much with so little time left means they’re going to find something else to do. Becoming that emotionally attached to something that looks like it’s going to fail is draining, and most people don’t have time for that. (See Sanders die-hard fans to get a glimpse of the hysteria that can occur if your team is actually losing and you can’t come to terms with it.)

Most people tend to be excited to be part of something that’s winning. So, instead of being down by ten, the correct analogy is that we’re up by three but if we let up, the other team will win. This includes continuing to do the things that got us to that point, and making sure to keep pushing (as in GOTV).

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:12:46pm

re: #17 Aunty Entity Dragon

Aaaaand in news that really sucks…

The New Orleans officers who had been convicted of murder for the Danziger bridge shootings during Katrina (see wikipedia for the rundown…cops opened fire with assault rifles on an unarmed family walking to the store) have been resentenced today after their court ordered retrial and subsequent plea bargain.

For murdering two men (shooting one in the back as he lay motionless on the ground), shooting several other people including two women (the mother had her arm amputated, the daughter was shot 4 times) and engaging in a top to bottom conspiracy to cover up the murder as well as arrest one of the victims (!) the final judgement of justice is:

3 to 12 years for all five of the criminals.

Blue lives matter. Black lives….not so much.

It wouldn’t have been needed if the previous prosecution team hadn’t gone so far outside the law and judicial ethics to convict those assholes the first time. They got a favorable plea deal because the current prosecutors couldn’t be sure the jury would convict after hearing about their predecessors’ shenanigans.

Moral of the Story: Taking shortcuts as a prosecutor means the risk of dirtbags getting away with murder. Those charges with arguing for the State in court must act honestly.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:13:30pm

re: #29 Dark_Falcon

Shameful. Corgan’s a Chicago native and someone I’ve held in high regard. I won’t change the channel when Smashing Pumpkins songs come on, but he loses a goo deal of respect from me for going on Jone’s nutcase show.

You just got back some princess points from me you lost last night.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:14:57pm

re: #37 Dark_Falcon

It wouldn’t have been needed if the previous prosecution team hadn’t gone so far outside the law and judicial ethics to convict those assholes the first time. They got a favorable plea deal because the current prosecutors couldn’t be sure the jury would convict after hearing about their predecessors’ shenanigans.

Moral of the Story: Taking shortcuts as a prosecutor means the risk of dirtbags getting away with murder. Those charges with arguing for the State in court must act honestly.

Does not excuse the sentences, nor the fact that the judge is openly in the tank for the (former) officers.

Also does not excuse what the city has done to the family since then.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:15:11pm

re: #33 b_sharp

Do I look like I want to date sexy Russian singles?

Apparently the ad generator thinks I need a easy cure for blood sugar and the ability to destroy someone bare-handed.

This is especially confusing since the former seems to involve photographs of beets and eggs.

The latter is, I shit you not, a Glenn Beck-endorsed self-defense course.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:15:23pm

re: #38 Aunty Entity Dragon

You just got back some princess points from me you lost last night.

Princess points?

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:16:06pm

Facebook Post

Another one of those pictures that make me go

On that note, I have five pages of Simpsons photos in my Image Library, all easily searchable because LGF rocks.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:16:31pm

re: #39 Aunty Entity Dragon

Does not excuse the sentences, nor the fact that the judge is openly in the tank for the (former) officers.

Also does not excuse what the city has done to the family since then.

It doesn’t excuse the sentences, but there is no excuse for those sentences. All what I said does is help explain them.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:16:36pm

re: #40 The Ghost of a Flea

I apparently the ad generator thinks I need a easy cure for blood sugar and the ability to destroy someone bare-handed.

This is especially confused since the latter seems to involve photographs of beets and eggs.

The latter is, I shit you not, a Glenn Beck-endorsed self-defense course.

I’m eating a lot of frittata but I’m pretty certain there have been no beets in my meals as I’m working on losing weight.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:17:42pm

re: #34 teleskiguy

To be fair, we’ve been saying this for a couple of years now. I think his mind is gone.

I know, he’s always been out there, but he’s getting more unhinged every day. I’m a little amazed that he still manages to keep pumping out this rancid garbage.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:18:18pm

re: #41 Dark_Falcon

Princess points?

Reference to “To Wong Foo…”

Damned funny movie with Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo as drag queens stuck with a broke down car in the middle of small town Texas.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:20:15pm

re: #44 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m eating a lot of frittata but I’m pretty certain there have been no beets in my meals as I’m working on losing weight.

Well…don’t get in any fistfights then.

Wait. Did I cross the streams?

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:20:39pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

The guy’s a freaking genius, self-appointed division. Inventing his own intertube should be a snap.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:20:47pm

re: #47 The Ghost of a Flea

Well…don’t get in any fistfights then.

Wait. Did I cross the streams?

I avoid fistfights because …well, let’s be real. I’d suck and just get punched a lot.

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KingKenrod  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:20:55pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

He’s been uploading videos of himself in some kind of faux talk show format where he spouts on about whatever. Every single one has less than 1000 views.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:21:06pm

re: #40 The Ghost of a Flea

I apparently the ad generator thinks I need a easy cure for blood sugar and the ability to destroy someone bare-handed.

This is especially confused since the latter seems to involve photographs of beets and eggs.

The latter is, I shit you not, a Glenn Beck-endorsed self-defense course.

Does the Glenn Beck self-defense course teach you to cry as your opponent gets closer?

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:21:47pm

re: #50 KingKenrod

He’s been uploading videos of himself in some kind of faux talk show format where he spouts on about whatever. Every single one has less than 1000 views.

Unpossible!

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:22:13pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

Does the Glenn Beck self-defense course teach you to cry as your opponent gets closer?

Tears of joy at your impending victory!

Dinner time. See everyone tomorrow :)

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:22:18pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

The guy’s a freaking genius, self-appointed division. He should invent his own intertubes.

Last self-appointed genius I encountered couldn’t catch a fucking roadrunner.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:22:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:23:27pm

Season finale of Better Call Saul was incredibly great. I think this show may be better than Breaking Bad.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:23:49pm

re: #46 Aunty Entity Dragon

Reference to “To Wong Foo…”

Damned funny movie with Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo as drag queens stuck with a broke down car in the middle of small town Texas.

Cool, thanks.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:24:21pm

Okay, one more OT thing.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:24:46pm

A world record has been broken on skis.

Tom Wallisch World Record Rail Slide!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:24:49pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

Does the Glenn Beck self-defense course teach you to cry as your opponent gets closer?

It’s sort of like animal kung fu, but the forms are Blackboard, Buy Gold, and Cite an Anti-Semite.

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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:24:54pm

re: #35 Aunty Entity Dragon

My spouse has been saying for years that the Smashing Pumpkins had a serious problem with Corgan being a control freak and all around jackass.

I never really got into the early 90’s grunge scene since I was more Def Leppard and Pink Floyd, but I like some of the Pumpkin’s stuff. Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness is a freaking great album.

Too bad the front man is a jerk.

That is a fabulous record. As good as the band was at that point, I give a lot of credit to Flood for his production work. He made them sound…perfect.

I had heard stories from the producer of their first album that they were difficult to work with, but he chalked it up more to them being young and too stoned.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:26:26pm

re: #54 The Ghost of a Flea

Last self-appointed genius I encountered couldn’t catch a fucking roadrunner.

I think I networked with that guy in Synanon back in the ’80s. /

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Dr. Matt  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:27:45pm

re: #6 makeitstop

Billy Corgan’s biggest fan is Billy Corgan. He’s the sort of douche that at a festival with a 60 min timeslot, he’ll spend 35 minutes masturbating to instrumentals and solos.

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bratwurst  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:29:59pm

An asshole who lost his last job with ESPN for this:

Somehow got re-hired, only to be fired again for being an asshole on social media:

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:30:09pm

re: #44 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m eating a lot of frittata but I’m pretty certain there have been no beets in my meals as I’m working on losing weight.

So am I. Want to lose 10 lbs before summer kicks in. Only 15 more lbs to go.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:30:17pm

re: #6 makeitstop

I always liked this guy’s music, but also had the nagging suspicion that he was probably a gigantic douche. Suspicions confirmed.

Billy Gorgan goes on Alex Jones’ show, rails against SJWs.

Yep. He’s an asshole.

You know what? Fuck Corgan. He’s lying. The KKK didn’t march through Skokie because it was Neo-Nazi’s - not KKK - who was supposed to march but didn’t because they’re pussy fucking punks who didn’t want to get their asses kicked.

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Which is exactly what would have happened.

Of all the bands of that time, I never liked Smashing Pumpkins. Now I feel better about it. :-)

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:31:23pm

re: #60 The Ghost of a Flea

It’s sort of like animal kung fu, but the forms are Blackboard, Buy Gold, and Cite an Anti-Semite.

You forgot “Buy My Book”.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:31:29pm

re: #65 Eventual Carrion

So am I. Want to lose 10 lbs before summer kicks in. Only 15 more lbs to go.

I appreciate that smile.

I did make my goal (barely, probably thanks to dehydration) before the cruise, so now to get solidly and realistically under that and then keep on trucking downward.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:31:31pm
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KingKenrod  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:32:41pm

re: #61 makeitstop

That is a fabulous record. As good as the band was at that point, I give a lot of credit to Flood for his production work. He made them sound…perfect.

I had heard stories from the producer of their first album that they were difficult to work with, but he chalked it up more to them being young and too stoned.

If you’re talking about Gish, I love the production on that record, it’s one of my favorites. Butch Vig.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:33:00pm

Wait, WHAT?!? Billy Corgan went on Alex Jones’ show? What a putz.

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Maddies Mom  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:34:47pm

re: #32 klys (maker of Silmarils)

More OT, feel free to keep scrolling.

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You go girl! Lookin’ good!!!

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:34:47pm

re: #66 MsJ

You know what? Fuck Corgan. He’s lying. The KKK didn’t march through Skokie because it was Neo-Nazi’s - not KKK - who was supposed to march but didn’t because they’re pussy fucking punks who didn’t want to get their asses kicked.

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Which is exactly what would have happened.

Of all the bands of that time, I never liked Smashing Pumpkins. Now I feel better about it. :-)

I know. The KKK ultimately did march through Skokie in December of 2000 and one of the assistant managers of the store at Old Orchard at which I was working at the time got fired after being arrested for getting into a fight with one of those robe-wearing assholes. He was a Russian Jew and their taunts goaded him beyond endurance.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:35:43pm

re: #50 KingKenrod

He’s been uploading videos of himself in some kind of faux talk show format where he spouts on about whatever. Every single one has less than 1000 views.

He’s going to have to (HAHAHAHA) get a real job soon. That’s gonna hurt.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:35:56pm

re: #64 bratwurst

An asshole who lost his last job with ESPN for this:

ESPN needs to just stick to broadcasting football and basketball and let the bucko bucks effortlessly roll over them ala Scrooge McDuck’s vault. Hiring egomaniac jocks like Schilling to pep up audience interest always results in them making huge asses of themselves and the network.

Silly naive me, that’s ESPN’s business plan.

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Cheechako  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:36:34pm

Looks like Colorado is going to go in a different direction in revising their Presidential primary.

By Joey Bunch
The Denver Post

Republicans and Democrats will announce a plan for a Colorado presidential primary Thursday that would allow the state’s unaffiliated voters to participate.

More than one-third of Colorado voters — the largest bloc — are not affiliated with a party. The legislative proposal would allow them to choose which party’s primary they would wish to participate in.

Thirty days after the primary the registration would expire, said Rep. Dominick Moreno, a Democrat from Commerce City, one of the authors of the bill.

The measure would apply only to the presidential race. All other party caucus operations, including selecting delegates in the nomination process, would remain the same, he said

More: Colorado presidential primary bill would allow independents

I wonder what the unintended consequences will be?

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:36:54pm

re: #58 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Love those shirts. Made me LOL.

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bratwurst  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:36:56pm

re: #63 Dr. Matt

Billy Corgan’s biggest fan is Billy Corgan. He’s the sort of douche that at a festival with a 60 min timeslot, he’ll spend 35 minutes masturbating to instrumentals and solos.

He is convinced that the reason Foo Fighters and Radiohead always get better reviews than him is down to some kind of bias.

Well, he is right in the sense there is a bias out there against bad music…something he has been specializing in for just about 20 years now.

Not to take a thing away from the first three Pumpkins albums, it is just a fact that a small minority of people who enjoyed his 90s output have enjoyed a thing he has done since.

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:37:37pm

With the disclaimers that you shouldn’t try pigeonholing Jesus too much, and the thing about his followers versus him, Jesus really was the ultimate social justice warrior. Try to convince me that the thing about casting the first stone wasn’t social justice.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:37:50pm

re: #66 MsJ

You know what? Fuck Corgan. He’s lying. The KKK didn’t march through Skokie because it was Neo-Nazi’s - not KKK - who was supposed to march but didn’t because they’re pussy fucking punks who didn’t want to get their asses kicked.

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Which is exactly what would have happened.

Of all the bands of that time, I never liked Smashing Pumpkins. Now I feel better about it. :-)

Yeah, they never caught on for me either. I tried. I wouldn’t have had an opinion about Corgan if he hadn’t revealed himself. Now I do. Better rock was downstate with Poster Children and (edited) Hum.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:38:44pm

re: #76 Cheechako

Shit, looks like I get to vote for Hillary after all! I’m definitely going to look into this.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:39:14pm

re: #69 goddamnedfrank

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:39:30pm

No lies, an actual comment from my Facebook feed.

I see we’re completely missing the important point that “The Fistulated Cows” was a spinoff band on Amphetamine Reptile Records in 1994, while the lawsuit continued on the Tar album and the Cows were on hiatus. The band broke up before they got their Peel session completed.

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:39:50pm

re: #76 Cheechako

That’s essentially what we have here in Texas. You don’t declare a party here, but, if you vote in a primary, you cannot vote in any other party’s runoffs, only the ones for the party you voted in the first time.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:40:58pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

I know. The KKK ultimately did march through Skokie in December of 2000 and one of the assistant managers of the store at Old Orchard at which I was working at the time got fired after being arrested for getting into a fight with one of those robe-wearing assholes. He was a Russian Jew and their taunts goaded him beyond endurance.

Shame for your manager. I can only hope he landed a few good ones first.

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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:43:05pm

re: #70 KingKenrod

If you’re talking about Gish, I love the production on that record, it’s one of my favorites. Butch Vig.

No, Mellon Collie.

The early producer I was referring to is Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens - he did some demos with them while working with Vig on a Smithereens album that Vig eventually abandoned in order to do Gish. Man, did he have some stories to tell…

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:43:21pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

AH, I see this probably won’t happen until the next presidential cycle in 2020.

Oh well…

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KingKenrod  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:43:21pm

re: #78 bratwurst

Not to take a thing away from the first three Pumpkins albums, it is just a fact that a small minority of people who enjoyed his 90s output have enjoyed a thing he has done since.

Maybe his ex-band mates should get more credit for making the early albums better.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:45:18pm

I just asked my sis-in-law if her house smelled especially like a bong bowl tonight because she was observing 4/20, and she replied “What’s that?”

That’s called old skool.

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Cheechako  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:45:19pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Shit, looks like I get to vote for Hillary after all! I’m definitely going to look into this.

This is just a proposal. If this passes you’ll be able to vote for Hillary in 2020!

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Reality Based Steve  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:45:46pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

A world record has been broken on skis.

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That’s just unreal. I can’t imagine the dedication to keep doing it again and again over all those days to set the record.

Imagine those skis needed more than a bit of time in the shop afterwards. :)

RBS

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A Cranky One  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:46:57pm

re: #74 MsJ

He’s going to have to (HAHAHAHA) get a real job soon. That’s gonna hurt.

At this point, I think Rage Furby’s job options are extremely limited. With his track record, who would consider hiring him? Perhaps a janitorial job with no contact with people, but would the floors be cleaner after he left for the night? ;)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:48:53pm

re: #72 Maddies Mom

re: #77 MsJ

Thank you both!

We got the shirts in the same size so we can swap off who wears which one.

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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:48:56pm

re: #88 KingKenrod

Maybe his ex-band mates should get more credit for making the early albums better.

I always though Chamberlain was the engine that made them go. And D’Arcy just fit - even though she was replaced with better players (Melissa Auf Der Mar, and Paz Lenchantin briefly) she was a huge part of the sound that made them.

Greater than the sum of their parts.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:49:09pm

re: #91 Reality Based Steve

That’s just unreal. I can’t imagine the dedication to keep doing it again and again over all those days to set the record.

Imagine those skis needed more than a bit of time in the shop afterwards. :)

RBS

Nah. Those are rail skis. You want a shitty tune on those edges! If I were his tech I’d just go at his edges from both contact points with a panzer file, then a bastard file, and clean it up with a gummy stone.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:51:22pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has been on a monumental hate binge since getting suspended by Facebook. Every day another absolutely insane racist/misogynist/WTF post filled with typos and awful grammar at his crappy blog.

The guy’s mind is going.

The final stages of syphilis.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:53:34pm

re: #92 A Cranky One

At this point, I think Rage Furby’s job options are extremely limited. With his track record, who would consider hiring him? Perhaps a janitorial job with no contact with people, but would the floors be cleaner after he left for the night? ;)

His only option is to go back to college and write for one of those off-campus conservative newspapers that only get paid attention to when they print the occasional (i.e., monthly) “Why Can’t I Say N****r Too Like Them?” editorials. Who knows, maybe in four or five years they’ll make him sports editor?

(Btw, Charles I like the automatic n-word editor. Nice.)

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Reality Based Steve  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:54:22pm

Thinking I may rewatch “The Phantom” tonight. Yea, I know it’s super light weight and cheesy, but hey, I’m in that kind of a mood tonight.

Still waiting patiently for them to get around to making an updated version of “Doc Savage, Man of Bronze”. Good news, there actually is one sorta in the works,… slashfilm.com

RBS

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b.d.  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:54:52pm

SO THEIR LIBTARDS!!

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darthstar  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:55:49pm

So if I pass out before drunk posting I still have two days to say something stupid? Awesome! Thanks, Charles!

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darthstar  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:56:30pm

re: #100 darthstar

So if I pass out before drunk posting I still have two days to say something stupid? Awesome! Thanks, Charles!

Fuck…edited too - to…refresh before quoting me.

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Reality Based Steve  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:57:36pm

re: #99 b.d.

SO THEIR LIBTARDS!!

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Because of exceptionalism, it doesn’t matter how it affects anybody else. If they don’t like it, they are free to come to ‘Merica. (oh, unless you’re brown, or Muslim, or don’t speak english. Otherwise, you’re probably welcome as long as you’ve got cash).

RBS

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:58:30pm

The refresh comment button, I’ve found, is very nice on mobile devices. You used to have to reload the whole page to see comment edits.

Fuck, man. This place is always getting better and better.

:)

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darthstar  Apr 20, 2016 • 6:58:30pm

Came home to find papers strewn about the kitchen, half the door magnets on the garage door on the floor, shopping bags scattered as well (they usually hang on the garage door handle), and a knife in the middle of the living room floor…a steak knife, but still, the dog and cats had some kind of adventure today and I’m sure as shit not asking any questions.

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TedStriker  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:01:40pm

re: #96 The Vicious Babushka

The final stages of syphilis.

Citation needed.

That would suppose that Rage Furby has actually had sex, even though he is supposedly (still) married.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:02:35pm

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:04:08pm

re: #99 b.d.

SO THEIR LIBTARDS!!

Meanwhile, in Atlantis…

“How do you like them apples, Crash Corrigan and your stupid little eco-buddy Timmy, or Jimmy or whatever the hell his name is! Muuuyyyaaahhh!!!”
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:06:25pm

The Berners just want to bitch and scream that the system is rigged against them, facts notwithstanding.

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darthstar  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:07:12pm

Finally replaced the cracked windshield on my wagon today. Went to Safelite - they did fine. Had no cash in my wallet so I was at a loss as to how to tip the guy - he seemed so friendly and midwesternish he was almost out of place on industrial row where the shop was. But as I have a meeting tonight, I decided I’d offer him my tickets to see the Giants/D-bags. He said, “Did someone set you up to do this?” Turns out he and one other guy were from the St. Louis office and were in the Bay Area helping with getting a service center ramped up. They’d been talking about baseball all day. So when I offered, they said, “Mad Bum versus Grienke? Hell yeah!” - big baseball fans in St. Louis, apparently.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:07:18pm
Hai!

Well, I’ve been talking about getting a kit for so long now. I finally did it. Adopted from the local shelter. They can’t tell if she’s spayed, so she’s going to the vet tomorrow to verify/spay & I’m picking her up from there.

She’s approx 1 year old, I consider that still a teenager. Her shelter name is Hillary, for real, so take that as an omen. I’m going to change it to something more “pet-like” not sure what yet.

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

(the photo is not rotated in my file, but only here on LGF - I gave up)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:08:48pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

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Well, I’ve been talking about getting a kit for so long now. I finally did it. Adopted from the local shelter. They can’t tell if she’s spayed, so she’s going to the vet tomorrow to verify/spay & I’m picking her up from there.

She’s approx 1 year old, I consider that still a teenager. Her shelter name is Hillary, for real, so take that as an omen. I’m going to change it to something more “pet-like” not sure what yet.

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

(the photo is not rotated in my file, but only here on LGF - I gave up)

Kitty! Change the name quickly or it’s going to stick. Ask me how I know.

I just dealt with that same photo issue. Open it in Paint (assuming you’re using Windows), do a save-as, and save it under a different file name. Worked for me.

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makeitstop  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:10:52pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

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Well, I’ve been talking about getting a kit for so long now. I finally did it. Adopted from the local shelter. They can’t tell if she’s spayed, so she’s going to the vet tomorrow to verify/spay & I’m picking her up from there.

She’s approx 1 year old, I consider that still a teenager. Her shelter name is Hillary, for real, so take that as an omen. I’m going to change it to something more “pet-like” not sure what yet.

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

(the photo is not rotated in my file, but only here on LGF - I gave up)

Yay! Thank you for rescuing. She’s lucky to be going to such a nice person.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:12:01pm
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allegro  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:12:17pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

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Well, I’ve been talking about getting a kit for so long now. I finally did it. Adopted from the local shelter. They can’t tell if she’s spayed, so she’s going to the vet tomorrow to verify/spay & I’m picking her up from there.

She’s approx 1 year old, I consider that still a teenager. Her shelter name is Hillary, for real, so take that as an omen. I’m going to change it to something more “pet-like” not sure what yet.

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

(the photo is not rotated in my file, but only here on LGF - I gave up)

Well she’s not a dog (jk… mostly) but what a cutie! Congrats!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:13:15pm

re: #114 allegro

Well she’s not a dog (jk… mostly) but what a cutie! Congrats!

As a cat person, I firmly challenge you on that sentiment.

And propose that no varmint is going to make it past a cat to pull out refrigerator wires.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:13:56pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

My best friend and I have a thing we do: whenever one of us does something really cool or unusually unselfish, the other says, “You da best.” Overusing the phrase is a no no. It has to be earned. It’s like a Nobel Prize for being a mensch.

You da best, Stanley Sea.

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Great White Snark  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:15:44pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

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Tortiseshell! OMG pretty.
Well, I’ve been talking about getting a kit for so long now. I finally did it. Adopted from the local shelter. They can’t tell if she’s spayed, so she’s going to the vet tomorrow to verify/spay & I’m picking her up from there.

She’s approx 1 year old, I consider that still a teenager. Her shelter name is Hillary, for real, so take that as an omen. I’m going to change it to something more “pet-like” not sure what yet.

I’m very excited. Spent some good money at Petco.

Pepper, Silver, and Cinnamon all send feline greetings.

(the photo is not rotated in my file, but only here on LGF - I gave up)

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:16:27pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

Torties are the best!

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:18:38pm

re: #110 Stanley Sea

Hillary is a dandy pet name.

But there’s always Pickles. :-)

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allegro  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:18:47pm

re: #115 klys (maker of Silmarils)

As a cat person, I firmly challenge you on that sentiment.

And propose that no varmint is going to make it past a cat to pull out refrigerator wires.

None got past my dogs neither. I live in a motorhome and the wiring is accessible from outside. The sucker probably ran up the tire and squoze into an opening to get to the “basement” section. That said, my dogs would probably have been worthless even face to face with the little visitor. It’s Blossom the cockatoo who’s scary.

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:19:14pm

re: #118 retired cynic

Torties are the best!

Oops. Don’t tell my four I said that. I don’t have a tortie or calico right now.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:20:25pm

My personal opinion is that this declaration is irresponsible and misleading as fuck.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:22:06pm

re: #122 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And to be fair, it is apparently mostly local managers trying to convince the state that it is over, in an utterly short-sighted and idiotic move.

But you know, restrictions are hard and all that bullshit.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:22:12pm

re: #99 b.d.

SO THEIR LIBTARDS!!

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Something tells me that a lot of folks in Texas will disagree with that…

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Kragar  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:23:03pm

re: #99 b.d.

“Better” = massive droughts, torrential floods and super blizzards

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:24:48pm

Wow! A time traveller who goes into an Arby’s and steals some…BACON?????

newser.com

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:25:07pm

re: #67 Dark_Falcon

You forgot “Buy My Book”.

No, that’s the finishing move in all of the various forms.

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stpaulbear  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:25:29pm

re: #118 retired cynic

Torties are the best!

Yep. I have a tortie too. They do demand to be treated like royalty.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:26:44pm

I love technology. I’m watching Umphrey’s McGee play in Houston tonight via webcast. I’ll be seeing them in person tomorrow night, and the night after that and the night after that!

attn: darthstar

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:27:54pm

re: #118 retired cynic

Torties are the best!

Flour or corn?

//// Sorry, just couldn’t help meself.

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:28:42pm

re: #130 De Kolta Chair

Flour or corn?

//// Just couldn’t help meself.

Auto-correct wanted to make it sorties.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:29:43pm

re: #124 Joe Bacon

Something tells me that a lot of folks in Texas will disagree with that…

Something tells me my friends in Houston, Dallas, Waco, and San Antone know how to spell “they’re.”

//

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allegro  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:30:32pm

How come inside Rooms to Go the wind is always blowing? Every shot of Cindy Crawford in the commercials show her hair blowing around. Just one of those things that make me go “hmmm.”

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:31:02pm
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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:31:22pm

re: #127 Jebediah, RBG

No, that’s the finishing move in all of the various forms.

No, the finishing moves are “Rain of Tears” (in which the tears are Liquefied Bad Craziness) and “Spastic Furious Thrashing Motions”.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:32:09pm

re: #131 retired cynic

Auto-correct wanted to make it sorties.

They’re leaving?

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:33:25pm

Wow. Science + art can be a potent combination

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:33:44pm

re: #136 MsJ

They’re leaving?

Right out the sallyport.

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allegro  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:35:19pm

re: #137 De Kolta Chair

Wow.

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Mark Twain is my number one choice of any historical figure I would love to meet and have a chat with. Love that guy.

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No Country For Old Haters  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:35:26pm

re: #92 A Cranky One

At this point, I think Rage Furby’s job options are extremely limited. With his track record, who would consider hiring him? Perhaps a janitorial job with no contact with people, but would the floors be cleaner after he left for the night? ;)

People who have never heard of the Internet.

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:36:28pm

re: #124 Joe Bacon

Something tells me that a lot of folks in Texas will disagree with that…

That was my thought:

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:36:50pm

If someone tries to minimize or excuse the display of a swastika, I’ll block ‘em every time.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:38:39pm

Ugh, just noticed the most recent hairball.

I’m gonna ignore it for now and work on this instead.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:41:18pm

re: #139 allegro

Mark Twain is my number one choice of any historical figure I would love to meet and have a chat with. Love that guy.

Me too. Like Duke Ellington said about Ella Fitzgerald, “She defies categorization.”

Kitty!
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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:43:32pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Ugh, just noticed the most recent hairball.

I’m gonna ignore it for now and work on this instead.

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That’s going to be lovely!

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:44:52pm

Episode 4 of the Animaniacs fun little detail. This is the episode where they help Michaelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel. They do three paintings of the ceiling: a blank wall; their own pictures; and mostly what Michaelangelo wants, what it is today, but the center replaced with Eliot and ET. But the detail was in the second painting of the ceiling. Among all of them were three children with really big round eyes. I’m not into artwork that much, so I didn’t know about Margaret Keane, the woman who created the painting style, until the move that came out in 2014 starring Amy Adams.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:44:53pm

re: #145 MsJ

That’s going to be lovely!

I’m really looking forward to watching this one come to life, even as I fall further behind on her designs. (The most recent release is also gorgeous, and I already had slotted in the one before that as a must-stitch.)

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:46:36pm

re: #147 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m really looking forward to watching this one come to life, even as I fall further behind on her designs. (The most recent release is also gorgeous, and I already had slotted in the one before that as a must-stitch.)

I think this one might be my favorite. Is it beaded, too?

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:48:47pm
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bratwurst  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:50:07pm

One thing we can say for sure: the tidal wave of butthurt about having a black woman on the $20 bill is not racist at all.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:51:30pm

re: #148 MsJ

I think this one might be my favorite. Is it beaded, too?

Oh yes.

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:52:02pm

re: #150 bratwurst

One thing we can say for sure: the tidal wave of butthurt about having a black woman on the $20 bill is not racist at all.

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Twist your mouth some more, Greta. It makes it more authentic.

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:53:21pm

re: #146 Belafon

Wait til “Potty Emergency”! That is coming up soon. You will all lose it!
Before that, the Warners meet Picasso…

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:53:42pm

re: #150 bratwurst

One thing we can say for sure: the tidal wave of butthurt about having a black woman on the $20 bill is not racist at all.

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Maybe it’s just sexist.

OK, maybe it’s both.

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Lidane  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:54:18pm

Fox News economics, y’all —

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:54:28pm

re: #152 retired cynic

Twist your mouth some more, Greta. It makes it more authentic.

She’s cute when she’s mad. She still with Scientology?

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Jenner7  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:55:04pm

re: #150 bratwurst

WHY IS OBAMA MAKING US RACIST?!?!?!?!

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:55:06pm

re: #153 Sherlock Hound

Wait til “Potty Emergency”! That is coming up soon. You will all lose it!
Before that, the Warners meet Picasso…

I remember seeing that ~20 years ago, but I have definitely forgotten the details. I think the kids are enjoying them.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:55:09pm

re: #149 goddamnedfrank

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:55:10pm

re: #151 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Oh yes.

Are the dresses in glitter thread? The one on the left looks perfect for that. I can’t wait to see your progress. I don’t have the patience. I used to do long stitch but I can’t do X stitch. I get bored.

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MsJ  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:56:27pm

re: #155 Lidane

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:57:10pm

The Autochrome Lumiere process I brought up a few minutes ago can be quite wonderful and wacky

And then again it can remind you of the evil uncle who bricked you up in the basement to inherit the family fortune

#549 in my ongoing series The Past Totally Sucked

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Belafon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:57:25pm

re: #155 Lidane

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No Depression  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:57:43pm

re: #155 Lidane

Fox News economics, y’all —

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KKKlassy:

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 7:59:26pm

re: #150 bratwurst

One thing we can say for sure: the tidal wave of butthurt about having a black woman on the $20 bill is not racist at all.

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Something tells me that Greta needs to get back to her $¢ientology ¢enter for another E-meter rundown!

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Dr. Matt  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:00:17pm
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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:00:47pm

re: #166 Dr. Matt

NO!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:03:04pm

re: #164 No Depression

KKKlassy:

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Ah words of wis-DUMB from Curtis the 3 percenter…

And he gets to meet my Block button!

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Reality Based Steve  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:04:49pm

re: #155 Lidane

Fox News economics, y’all —

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over on FreeRepugnant, when they aren’t busy zotting all the Cruz supporters, they are passing comment on the news about the changes for the 20 and the 5 dollar bills. 5 is getting Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt and black opera singer Marian Anderson on the back side.

The most charitable thing I can say about the comments, is, well, quite some of them are spelled correctly. Other than that, I’d rather crawl naked over razor blades then take an alcohol shower than repeat any of them.

RBS

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:07:24pm
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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:08:01pm

re: #166 Dr. Matt

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That deserves a trophy. The worst trophy.

Though truth be told, I think it’s neat.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:10:10pm
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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:10:55pm

re: #170 Joe Bacon

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In Greta’s Scientology World (TM), the $25 bill is the smallest currency, as well as the annual pay in the Sea Org.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:11:59pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

I’m sitting on the back deck of my mom’s house in Canada, talking with my wife who’s in Louisiana while surfing LGF.

Technology is indeed wonderful.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:12:34pm

re: #160 MsJ

Are the dresses in glitter thread? The one on the left looks perfect for that. I can’t wait to see your progress. I don’t have the patience. I used to do long stitch but I can’t do X stitch. I get bored.

There is a very little sparkly thread but a non-trivial amount of overdyed silk, which has me in heaven. (The border is one part of it, but it doesn’t come out well in the photo.)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:13:23pm

re: #173 De Kolta Chair

In Greta’s Scientology world (TM), the $25 bill is the smallest currency, as well as the annual pay in the Sea Org.

How else is she going to make her payments on her billion year contract with Xenu?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:13:36pm
Don’t make me come over there!
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Joe Bacon  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:15:15pm

re: #171 De Kolta Chair

That deserves a trophy. The worst trophy.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?????

If that’s the 3rd place trophy, I’d hate to see the 1st place one…

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No Depression  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:15:56pm

re: #170 Joe Bacon

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DAMN GUBMINT PRINTING MORE MONEY TO GIVE N*****S FREE CELL PHONES AND EBT CARDS!!!!!!11!!!!

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No Country For Old Haters  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:17:06pm

re: #164 No Depression

KKKlassy:

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:17:59pm

And a summary photo of today’s weather in Philadelphia.

Schuylkill River and Kelly Drive
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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:19:10pm

re: #181 Feline Fearless Leader

We were rainy and cool after sending that on to you, but we should get another round of the good stuff by Friday. Yay!

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:20:29pm

re: #176 Joe Bacon

How else is she going to make her payments on her billion year contract with Xenu?

My effort at a Bond/Hubbard mash up

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BlueGrl21  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:24:43pm

re: #181 Feline Fearless Leader

And a summary photo of today’s weather in Philadelphia.

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And a summary of the weather here in Houston…

Beers to go
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palomino  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:31:30pm

re: #3 Dr. Matt

And in other good news.

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Good, Curt Schilling is a mindless tool. He epitomizes the reactionary rural white sports fan, someone who thinks nothing should ever change from his grandpappy’s era, and that all discrimination in America ended when blacks were allowed to compete in traditionally all-white sports.

And, a few years ago, when Schilling lost most of his fortune investing in just ONE video game company, I have to say it couldn’t have happened to someone more deserving. A fool and his money….

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mmmirele  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:39:20pm

re: #152 retired cynic

Twist your mouth some more, Greta. It makes it more authentic.

You know, I just ignore anything Greta van Scientologist says. First, because she’s a Scientologist. Second, because she’s on Fox Noise.

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palomino  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:40:33pm

re: #180 No Country For Old Haters

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A $25 bill is a dumbass idea to begin with. We have 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar denominations now in widespread use. Given that, is there any mathematical need for a $25 bill? Maybe we can really marginalize blacks by putting them only on the new $17 and $43 bills.

The notion that we shouldn’t do this because it could cause a fight is chickenshit. Every fucking thing the govt. does “could cause a fight” one way or another. It’s time to stop kowtowing to neo-confederates and other old white bigots. There may be a lot of them, but their proportion of the population slips a little every day. So screw them.

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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:41:51pm

re: #187 palomino

It’s the young white bigots that scare me. I had hoped to outlive it.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:43:24pm

I’ve previously said I approve of putting Harriet Tubman on the $20, but one of my reasons why is one the Lost Causers will hate: She worked with Union Col. Montgomery to plan and execute raids along the South Carolina and Georgia shores that freed slaves and burnt Rebel plantations. These raids in 1863 were part of the beginning of the scorched-earth tactics the Unions would use to end the Civil War. Ms. Tubman knew such tactics were nasty and destructive, but she also knew and explained why they were Just and needed. She understood first-hand the cruelty of slavery and was prepared to take the needed measures to end it.

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Reality Based Steve  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:43:25pm

Well, The Phantom was just as silly and amusing in a nice spoof-hearted way as I remember it being. It was probably the perfect movie for tonight.

And with that, I’m off to bed.

Now where are my purple ‘jammies?

RBS

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:43:55pm

re: #139 allegro

Mark Twain is my number one choice of any historical figure I would love to meet and have a chat with. Love that guy.

I’d love to have been in the room when Clemens told President Grant that the publishers who were bidding on Grant’s memoirs were all scamming him, and Clemens offered to print the book himself for only something like 15% of the profits, the opposite of what the other publishers were offering. (Remember, though Grant’s presidency and post-presidency were scandalous, he was generally considered the greatest living American of his time). The ensuing bestseller made Grant’s indebted family a mountain of money (Grant died of cancer before publication), and garnered Clemens a pretty penny. The memoirs are imo — as well as those of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway, and a gazillion historians and readers — among the finest ever written.

Clemens went on to invest his hefty profit on other alas less successful endeavors. But hell I’d put all my money in a cool new printing process. Wouldn’t you?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:44:23pm

re: #187 palomino

A $25 bill is a dumbass idea to begin with. We have 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar denominations now in widespread use. Given that, is there any mathematical need for a $25 bill? Maybe we can really marginalize blacks by putting them only on the new $17 and $43 bills.

The notion that we shouldn’t do this because it could cause a fight is chickenshit. Every fucking thing the govt. does “could cause a fight” one way or another. It’s time to stop kowtowing to neo-confederates and other old white bigots. There may be a lot of them, but their proportion of the population slips a little every day. So screw them.

I think the base idea was that similar to $1 coins and $2 bills a $25 bill would be ignored and then rapidly withdrawn from circulation, thus restoring the status quo. So the suggestion is serious only in the belief that it is set up to fail.

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No Depression  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:45:24pm

re: #188 retired cynic

It’s the young white bigots that scare me. I had hoped to outlive it.

There’s always going to be shitty people in this world. The best we can do is to cancel out their votes for their shitty candidates.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:46:16pm

G’night folks. Here’s a mob of cormorants to tide you over until the morrow.

We has come for all the fishies
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palomino  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:49:01pm

re: #188 retired cynic

It’s the young white bigots that scare me. I had hoped to outlive it.

So much has changed in some ways, so little in parallel ways. What we’re seeing now I think is the backlash of white people who are completely oblivious to how lucky they have been through our history. Since they don’t even acknowledge white privilege, they see all minority “complaints” as a threat. It will probably get worse before it gets better. Especially between now and November.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:49:50pm

re: #189 Dark_Falcon

If you or anyone missed this earlier, watch.

I’m going to watch again. It is that good.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:51:26pm

Speaking of Drunk History, this was the first one I saw, about Alexander Hamilton.

Drunk History Vol. 1: Hamilton & Burr

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palomino  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:54:21pm

re: #192 Feline Fearless Leader

I think the base idea was that similar to $1 coins and $2 bills a $25 bill would be ignored and then rapidly withdrawn from circulation, thus restoring the status quo. So the suggestion is serious only in the belief that it is set up to fail.

True. Four 25-cent coins (quarters) equal a dollar, which is often convenient. Has there been any outcry from anyone for a 20-cent coin? How the hell would that improve the system?

If anything the $25 bill would just complicate the simple arithmetic of money by throwing an unnecessary new bill in the mix.

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palomino  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:57:24pm

re: #196 Stanley Sea

If you or anyone missed this earlier, watch.

I’m going to watch again. It is that good.

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That technique of using the drunk guest’s voice to dub the actual sober actors’ lines is pure comic genius.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:58:43pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2016 • 8:59:47pm

What sticks out to me about Greta’s tweet is that she thinks the reasons wingnuts are losing their shit is because it’s a woman on the bill. And that if you just move a woman to another bill, well then all that screaming goes away and everybody goes back to being happy because we have a genocidal bastard back on the $20.

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jaunte  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:01:57pm

Susan Sarandon being bitter on Larry Wilmore’s show. She’s going to encourage people to stay home if they don’t get the right promises from Hillary.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:02:17pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:03:10pm

re: #202 jaunte

Susan Sarandon being bitter on Larry Wilmore’s show. She’s going to encourage people to stay home if they don’t get the right promises from Hillary.

i.e. If she doesn’t agree to be Bernie’s surrogate in the election, then the dudebros will stay home.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:06:25pm
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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:08:35pm
Harriet Tubman (far left), one of the biggest badasses of all time, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at her, with several people she helped escape the evilest institution in history.
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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:11:22pm

re: #202 jaunte

Susan Sarandon being bitter on Larry Wilmore’s show. She’s going to encourage people to stay home if they don’t get the right promises from Hillary.

I find that priceless coming from a multimilionaire who isn’t going to have their lot negatively effected if Trump/Cruz/Kasich wins.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:12:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:14:21pm

re: #208 Charles Johnson

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It was in Brooklyn they’re claiming right? A borough that favored Clinton over Sanders. Why would Clinton screw herself over? It’s so fucking stupid.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:16:30pm
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retired cynic  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:22:11pm

re: #210 Charles Johnson

Those guys sound so delightful. Make me really want to go read their twitter feeds.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:25:01pm

Night all. Tomorrow I’m going to be a parent. I need rest.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:25:57pm

re: #166 Dr. Matt

The red hair makes him look rather freakishly like CCJ.

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jaunte  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:26:01pm

“Roemer is anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-Obamacare and pro-torture, but hey, at least he wants to get money out of politics, which is enough for Cenk to think he’s a-okay.”

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jaunte  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:26:48pm

But WHERE’S THE PLANE??????

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:29:35pm

re: #215 jaunte

But WHERE’S THE PLANE??????

I was wondering the same thing.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:30:38pm

As a NYer, my opinion of yesterday’s anticlimatic, if not antediluvian (but we’re used to both), primary can be summed up in the words of the late Miss Peggy Lee:

Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee

Bit o’ trivia — Randy Newman first made his mark with the orchestral arrangement of this goofy recording, and he’s made a mint arranging goofy tunes ever since. America, baby!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:30:42pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:31:23pm

re: #210 Charles Johnson

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White supremacist.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:33:05pm

Hey jaunte, and other Lizards in the Houston area that I may not know of. Why aren’t you at The House of Blues tonight? Great band called Hubert Humphrey’s Traveling Band featuring Flappy McGee.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:33:55pm
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jaunte  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:36:02pm

re: #220 teleskiguy

Tonight was the regular stay ‘late at the office and play music with the other folks in the pick-up band’ night, so I didn’t see who was at House of Blues.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:37:24pm

re: #221 Charles Johnson

They get their credentials from Limbaugh University.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:38:09pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:38:23pm

re: #222 jaunte

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:39:16pm

re: #221 Charles Johnson

No way is Kyle Beckley an actual human being’s name. More like a character in a Marvel or Star Trek movie who has no dialogue.

Haiku for Kyle Beckley:

Someday Kyle
Will earn a SAG card
Playing a Red Shirt.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:56:00pm
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CriticalDragon1177  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:56:38pm

Charles Johnson,

Thanks for alerting us to this new feature. It should come in handy. I’m always worried about losing my stuff.

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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 9:57:58pm

re: #68 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I appreciate that smile.

I did make my goal (barely, probably thanks to dehydration) before the cruise, so now to get solidly and realistically under that and then keep on trucking downward.

I was going to say how thin you looked in that picture, but as soon as I opened it, my computer froze (No, I’m not blaming you) and it took awhile to get back on. But it’s a very cute picture.

Do they still have the dining room that changes colors throughout dinner on the Disney ships?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:05:28pm
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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:07:55pm

LGF pre-Autosave feature:

LGF post-Autosave feature:

Suck sand, righties!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:09:59pm

re: #231 De Kolta Chair

LGF has silos now?

//

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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:15:42pm

re: #185 palomino

Good, Curt Schilling is a mindless tool. He epitomizes the reactionary rural white sports fan, someone who thinks nothing should ever change from his grandpappy’s era, and that all discrimination in America ended when blacks were allowed to compete in traditionally all-white sports.

And, a few years ago, when Schilling lost most of his fortune investing in just ONE video game company, I have to say it couldn’t have happened to someone more deserving. A fool and his money….

Unfortunately, he was a fool with other people’s money, as he also squandered money from the state of Rhode Island (Mass. was smart enough to tell him to take a hike) as well as screwing over all of his employees—including leaving some of them with two mortgages, since he never fulfilled his buyout/moving agreements, and no income.

Yeah, he’s a prince. And, as I said in the last thread, he’ll now have more time to think about how he didn’t get into the Hall of Fame for another year.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:16:14pm

re: #229 BeachDem

I was going to say how thin you looked in that picture, but as soon as I opened it, my computer froze (No, I’m not blaming you) and it took awhile to get back on. But it’s a very cute picture.

Do they still have the dining room that changes colors throughout dinner on the Disney ships?

They DO and it’s the one dining room we missed because we did one of the fancy restaurants for dinner the night I got all dressed up.

Next time.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:16:26pm

re: #232 Eclectic Cyborg

LGF has silos now?

//

Cheerios, old chap. Jesus, Carson is boring. So boring, in fact, that not only was that the only pun I can think of, but he won more votes in Westchester County, NY, than Ted Cruz. Now, that’s boring. ;-)

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Jenner7  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:17:09pm
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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:21:34pm

re: #196 Stanley Sea

If you or anyone missed this earlier, watch.

I’m going to watch again. It is that good.

[Embedded content]

Drunk History gives me flashbacks to Christmas 2014, when my next-door neighbor, who I call Princess Sparkle Pony, invited me to dinner, had not bought any groceries so I had to then bring all the food; then we watched back-to-back episodes of Drunk History as she cooked dog knows what before eating a dinner of several brown things on a plate at 11 pm.

Haven’t watched any since.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:22:27pm

You know those Panama Papers that got leaked? Turns out this big time international law firm, handling clients worth billions of dollars, was running unpatched WordPress and Drupal websites.

theregister.co.uk

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:22:49pm

re: #232 Eclectic Cyborg

LGF has silos now?

//

Stuffed with grain!

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:30:20pm

re: #239 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Stuffed with grain!

‘Bout time, if you ask me. //

Later gators

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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:31:06pm

re: #235 De Kolta Chair

Cheerios, old chap. Jesus, Carson is boring. So boring, in fact, that not only was that the only pun I can think of, but he won more votes in Westchester County, NY, than Ted Cruz. Now, that’s boring. ;-)

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:38:02pm

re: #241 BeachDem

I hope Westchester got the crazy out of its system. I’ll be there working for 3-1/2 weeks starting next Friday. Oh the humanity!

Look on the bright side, maybe a thousand people voted for the Great Doctor.

On the brighter side, I suggest when you have some spare time taking a trip a bit north to check out Eleanor Roosevelt’s house. A cool place, and without saying a cool lady.

Good luck with your gig, BeachDem. I’m almost afraid to ask what the hell it involves. ;-)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:43:36pm

re: #233 BeachDem

Unfortunately, he was a fool with other people’s money, as he also squandered money from the state of Rhode Island (Mass. was smart enough to tell him to take a hike) as well as screwing over all of his employees—including leaving some of them with two mortgages, since he never fulfilled his buyout/moving agreements, and no income.

Yeah, he’s a prince. And, as I said in the last thread, he’ll now have more time to think about how he didn’t get into the Hall of Fame for another year.

Wow, that whole story is just unreal…

One of the company’s final acts — between June 4 and June 6 — was to pay COO William “Uncle Bill” Thomas just over $12,000 for his work shutting down 38 Studios, according to bankruptcy documents. Nearly every other employee had not been paid for more than a month. Many local industry veterans and tech investors tell me they’re outraged by how Schilling failed to responsibly unwind the company and transparently communicate the dire situation to his employees long before May.

One former staff member vented his frustrations on Facebook, writing, “I’d like to honestly know why I was hired in the first place on January 16th, 2012…when members of the company knew they were behind on bills and not doing well economically? I moved my pregnant wife, sold my house for a loss of 18k, relocated away from all my family and friends for a company I thought was honest and forthright to their employees. What did I get in return? An unpaid [$10,500] relocation package months after it should have been paid, a pregnant wife who found out our insurance had lapsed from our doctor, a ton of bounced checks and payments to bills when we found out our paychecks had not been paid through the media and a large debt to my unemployed father to help us survive.”

Surprisingly, though, during and after the company’s demise, many former employees continued to stand up for Schilling. When I attended a June 13 mini reunion at a bar in Waltham, one ex-staffer told me, “I’d still take a bullet for him.” On the phone, even Thom Ang — stuck with his old mortgage — said, “I love the man,” adding that Schilling could not have been responsible for how he and his coworkers were misled and mistreated. “How the business was run? That’s not Curt,” Ang says.

You can find the whole story here. HIGHLY recommended reading.

The short version is that Curt Schilling didn’t have a clue how to run a fucking company, right down to not realizing that employees having weekends off was kind of a normal thing.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:47:21pm

Today is Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, and they will be all kinds of activities to mark the occasion. This one caught my eye, and not just for the delectable cake.

The monarch will also be presented with a birthday cake at the Guildhall by the Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain, who is baking an orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange butter cream.

bbc.com

It’s a reminder that England is as much a melting pot as the USA is. Hussain was born in Bangladesh, but raised in the UK. Her baking skills are largely self-taught.

There were some soreheads complaining about her Bake-Off win, of course. The same kind of people who complain about Harriet Tubman being on the $20 bill.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:51:02pm

re: #244 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The main difference is that most Brits won’t give a shit the person making the cake is named Hussain. Imagine the RWNJ splodey heads if Obama had someone by that name making his birthday cake…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 10:55:09pm

re: #245 Eclectic Cyborg

The main difference is that most Brits won’t give a shit the person making the cake is named Hussain. Imagine the RWNJ splodey heads if Obama had someone by that name making his birthday cake…

Definitely. According to her wiki entry, Hussain’s engaging personality on air was so compelling that now there are fans called Nadiyators, one of whom is PM David Cameron. Since the Bake Off, she’s become a TV commentator and reporter, and is planning several books, including Harlequin romances.

I’d like to meet her and Queen Liz. Cameron, not as much.

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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:00:22pm

re: #242 De Kolta Chair

Look on the bright side, maybe a thousand people voted for the Great Doctor.

On the brighter side, I suggest when you have some spare time taking a trip a bit north to check out Eleanor Roosevelt’s house. A cool place, and without saying a cool lady.

Good luck with your gig, BeachDem. I’m almost afraid to ask what the hell it involves. ;-)

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:01:05pm

So today is 4/20 day, the marijuana celebration day. Do you know what tomorrow is?

4/21
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BeachDem  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:09:33pm

re: #243 Eclectic Cyborg

Wow, that whole story is just unreal…

You can find the whole story here. HIGHLY recommended reading.

The short version is that Curt Schilling didn’t have a clue how to run a fucking company, right down to not realizing that employees having weekends off was kind of a normal thing.

And they still love him. Arrrggh. My favorite part is this (describing that article:

In a July 2012 interview, Schilling discussed the downfall of 38 Studios, citing the Rhode Island governor and his own optimism as the primary reasons for the demise of the company.

Typical Republican!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:45:24pm

re: #246 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Definitely. According to her wiki entry, Hussain’s engaging personality on air was so compelling that now there are fans called Nadiyators, one of whom is PM David Cameron. Since the Bake Off, she’s become a TV commentator and reporter, and is planning several books, including Harlequin romances.

I’d like to meet her and Queen Liz. Cameron, not as much.

More on this cake

What it’s like baking Her Majesty’s birthday cake

“I just thought it was a sick joke. I was like, ‘Why are you lying? Why would she want me to make her cake?’” Nadiya Hussain tells Newsbeat.

The Great British Bake Off winner was asked by Buckingham Palace to make a cake for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

And since that invitation she’s been in her kitchen at home working on it.

“The design completely came off the cuff. I’ve gone for a vibrant colour and I’ve gone for the complete opposite of a traditional cake,” she explains.

“I’d love to say that somebody gave me a specification but I had nothing which made it even harder.

“It was literally a free for all. I had complete creative control.”

bbc.co.uk

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:47:43pm

On a sadder note, Chyna has died, aged 45.

bbc.co.uk

She worked as an English teacher in Japan for a time. I never knew that.

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Cheechako  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:54:13pm
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Tigger2  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:54:51pm

Deleted.

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teleskiguy  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:59:07pm

re: #252 Cheechako

I would die.

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Tigger2  Apr 20, 2016 • 11:59:21pm

re: #99 b.d.

SO THEIR LIBTARDS!!

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There is just no help for people as stupid as that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:18:42am

re: #33 b_sharp

Do I look like I want to date sexy Russian singles?

So I received an unsolicited mail from a “young Russian single”, and just having had a Cyrillic keyboard installed, I was interested in trying it out. So I repled.

Seems that this lady never asked for money, and was in fact interested in coming out to visit me at her own expense.

Nonetheless, I grew suspicious when she never seemed to answer any direct questions about herself, just sending boiler-plate blah-blah about her native city along with professions of eternal love and togetherness…

So as the date of her “arrival” approached, I was still terribly suspicious and Googled “Russian women + scam”, led to a page from the American Foreign Service to whit: so you are at the gate waiting for her to arrive and she never shows. Then you get a desperate mail, stating that she is being detained at customs and immigration unless she can show that she has €2,000 to enter the country. Could you please wire the money? She will pay it back as soon as she gets through customs.

So you wire the money and…

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:23:07am

re: #122 klys (maker of Silmarils)

My personal opinion is that this declaration is irresponsible and misleading as fuck.

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It is temporarily relieved, so we can go back to watering lawn, washing cars, filling pools and generally ignoring the fact that we have millions of people living in a desert or semi-desert.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:27:51am

re: #192 Feline Fearless Leader

I think the base idea was that similar to $1 coins and $2 bills a $25 bill would be ignored and then rapidly withdrawn from circulation, thus restoring the status quo. So the suggestion is serious only in the belief that it is set up to fail.

The Dutch used to have a 2.5 Guilder coin, a 25-Guilder note and and even a 250-Guilder note. What a brilliant system.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:42:14am

Shaun King is such a duplicitous little shit.

Fucker says some stupid shit, gets called out for it, deletes it and then tries to shame Willis for misunderstanding some non-existent “context.” Give me a break.

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Nojay UK  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:42:19am

re: #258 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The Dutch used to have a 2.5 Guilder coin, a 25-Guilder note and and even a 250-Guilder note. What a brilliant system.

Many currencies such as the British Pound use a 1, 2, 5 cadence for notes and coins, starting from the penny, the 2p coin, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coin. Notes are £5, £10, £20, £50. The Scottish banks issue a £100 note. The Euro follows the same cadence but the national banks issue notes up to a 500 Euro denomination.

The UK also has a £5 coin, the Crown but they’re usually issued as commemoratives. You can spend them but few shops will recognise one and accept them. They’re usually put away in a drawer and never go into circulation which means the Government gets free money every time someone buys one.

Note that there are dodgy £5 commemorative coins which aren’t legal currency within the UK, minted in places like Jersey or in the colonies. Read the small print — if it’s not from the Royal Mint it’s not a real coin of the Realm.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:58:12am

re: #260 Nojay UK

Many currencies such as the British Pound use a 1, 2, 5 cadence for notes and coins, starting from the penny, the 2p coin, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coin. Notes are £5, £10, £20, £50. The Scottish banks issue a £100 note. The Euro follows the same cadence but the national banks issue notes up to a 500 Euro denomination.

The UK also has a £5 coin, the Crown but they’re usually issued as commemoratives. You can spend them but few shops will recognise one and accept them. They’re usually put away in a drawer and never go into circulation which means the Government gets free money every time someone buys one.

Note that there are dodgy £5 commemorative coins which aren’t legal currency within the UK, minted in places like Jersey or in the colonies. Read the small print — if it’s not from the Royal Mint it’s not a real coin of the Realm.

The US used to have 2.5 dollar gold pieces. The $10 coin was an “Eagle”, so there were “Half-Eagles” and “Quarter-Eagles”. I used to have a couple of 1913 Quarter-Eagles—they were like gold-plated dimes.

I also had a $1 gold piece, which was like a fish scale. It just blew away one day and I never did find it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 1:05:22am

re: #251 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

On a sadder note, Chyna has died, aged 45.

bbc.co.uk

She worked as an English teacher in Japan for a time. I never knew that.

I was really sorry to hear about that. I guess I hadn’t seen her for a while, since I think the last time she was fighting with Sally Solomon on Third Rock from the Sun. I’m not an “OMG, chick fight!” kind of guy, but that was kind of hot….

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 1:31:40am

re: #262 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I was really sorry to hear about that. I guess I hadn’t seen her for a while, since I think the last time she was fighting with Sally Solomon on Third Rock from the Sun. I’m not an “OMG, chick fight!” kind of guy, but that was kind of hot….

No COD reported as yet, but the BBC reported she had substance abuse problems in the past. 45 is awfully young to die.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 21, 2016 • 1:34:46am
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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 2:34:06am
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Ming5000  Apr 21, 2016 • 2:46:46am

re: #200 Charles Johnson

No press is bad press

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Brian J.  Apr 21, 2016 • 2:48:37am

re: #198 palomino

True. Four 25-cent coins (quarters) equal a dollar, which is often convenient. Has there been any outcry from anyone for a 20-cent coin? How the hell would that improve the system?

If anything the $25 bill would just complicate the simple arithmetic of money by throwing an unnecessary new bill in the mix.

There was, in the 1870s. At the time, all cents and nickels were minted in Philadelphia and were slow to reach the Western states, so the Mint had the bright idea to mint a coin that had the value of two dimes. Unfortunately, this was at the time when the Mint had a standardized (Seated Liberty) design for all of its silver coins below the dollar. Imagine if the Susan B. Anthony dollar hadn’t just been nearly the same size as the quarter, but had nearly the same design.

The coin lasted for four years, but was minted in substantial quantity for only one, 1875.

en.wikipedia.org

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 3:18:22am

re: #267 Brian J.

There was, in the 1870s. At the time, all cents and nickels were minted in Philadelphia and were slow to reach the Western states, so the Mint had the bright idea to mint a coin that had the value of two dimes. Unfortunately, this was at the time when the Mint had a standardized (Seated Liberty) design for all of its silver coins below the dollar. Imagine if the Susan B. Anthony dollar hadn’t just been nearly the same size as the quarter, but had nearly the same design.

The coin lasted for four years, but was minted in substantial quantity for only one, 1875.

en.wikipedia.org

None of the recent dollar coins have caught on, either the Anthony or the Sacajawea ones. They compete with the much more prevalent dollar bill, which people (and cashiers and vending machines) are much more used to. If Treasury would start scaling back printing the bills (on an announced schedule, I suppose), it would increase the likelihood the coins would catch on.

China has both bills and coins for small denominations (1, 2 and 5 jiao = 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5 RMB, and 1.0 RMB), but is apparently trying to wean people away from the bills. Cashiers where I live no longer return the small change with bills. Only coins. Buses and subways in the larger cities will only accept the 1.0 RMB coins in the vending machines.

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 4:04:03am

This is pretty kewl.

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Alephnaught  Apr 21, 2016 • 4:29:52am

re: #203 Charles Johnson

Oh they can’t get me out of their heads. No, they just can’t get me out of their heads…

Given the bloke’s name is Kyle, could that be a reference to this?

Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (HD)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 4:32:48am
William Hogarth and His Dog Trump
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Kent Dorfman  Apr 21, 2016 • 4:46:20am

It looks like VW will buy back nearly 500,000 vehicles in a tentative settlement.

Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials have reached a framework deal under which the automaker would offer to buy back almost 500,000 diesel cars that used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emissions rules, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

The German automaker is expected to tell a federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday that it has agreed to offer to buy back up to 500,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. that exceeded legally allowable emission levels, the people said.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:00:27am

re: #272 Kent Dorfman

It looks like VW will buy back nearly 500,000 vehicles in a tentative settlement.

That has been a major sticking point with VW: people won’t touch them because of the diminished resale value.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:13:48am

Donald Trump town hall: We are going to get rid of common core and have education run by local communities and by the parents. It’s going to be beautiful and much better.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:14:32am

re: #274 Dr. Matt

Donald Trump town hall: We are going to get rid of common core and have education run by local communities and by the parents. It’s going to be beautiful and much better.

Universal home schooling!!!

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:19:29am
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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:21:00am

Morning all. Has Texas seceded yet?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:23:05am

re: #274 Dr. Matt

Donald Trump town hall: We are going to get rid of common core and have education run by local communities and by the parents. It’s going to be beautiful and much better.

Common Core is already administered by the state, and local school boards and administrations are free to adapt CC as is needed. There’s nothing in CC, other than a logical requirement that certain national standards be met, that steps on local authority at all.

Of course, the Blowhard and his followers don’t care about mere facts.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:23:37am

re: #277 Dave In Austin

Morning all. Has Texas seceded yet?

Nope. Nor has it succeeded.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:24:51am

That too…. just 2 sips of coffee so far.

Lordy, 1 eye open and schooled from China already. Gonna be one of those dayz.

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:29:07am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:29:53am

re: #280 Dave In Austin

That too…. just 2 sips of coffee so far.

Lordy, 1 eye open and schooled from China already. Gonna be one of those dayz.

//

No, you were right with “seceded.” I was joking that Texas has not been successful much.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:30:16am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump is hiring a speechwriter and will use teleprompters

Sellout. The only reason most supporters voted for him was for the sense of surprise and spontaneity…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:32:53am

re: #283 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Sellout. The only reason most supporters voted for him was for the sense of surprise and spontaneity…

Pretty sure Trump will just ignore the prepared speeches and teleprompters.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:33:04am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah, his speeches might even make sense, if he can manage to read them without getting tongue-tied or going off-script. I predict it will be counter-productive. He may be able to appeal to more moderate “business Republicans” if he sounds like someone who graduated the 8th grade, but his base will get bored to tears. They want sound bites, not prose or eloquence.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:35:58am

re: #285 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Ah, his speeches might even make sense, if he can manage to read them without getting tongue-tied or going off-script. I predict it will be counter-productive. He may be able to appeal to more moderate “business Republicans” if he sounds like someone who graduated the 8th grade, but his base will get bored to tears. They want sound bites, not prose or eloquence.

The “business Republicans” hate him. I don’t think that’s going to change. If he loses any of his drooling base, we may be looking at a Goldwater moment.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:36:12am

re: #282 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

No, you were right with “seceded.” I was joking that Texas has not been successful much.

Hey, it’s 4/21. My fingers are sticky and I need a biscuit….. Gah!

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:39:29am

Your morning educational update from the great state of KY.

Did Knox Co KY School Board Chair Graduate From High School?

Kentucky State Police said that a Knox County School Board member is being investigated for perjury, after he cheated on his GED exam.
The investigation started shortly after community members questioned whether or not the chairman of the school board graduated from high school…

Penny Norman, a concerned parent, said she found that the diploma Smith posted to Facebook was not legitimate. While working for Smith, Norman said he admitted to her, that he didn’t have his diploma…

On Wednesday, Kentucky State Police said a person must have a high school diploma or a GED to be on the school board. Trooper Shane Jacobs said that the perjury investigation, involving Smith, started two weeks ago.
State Police said Smith went to the Jackson County Adult Education Center on March 30th to get his GED, but he never took the test.
“We have since been able to confirm that Mr. Smith did not take the GED exam, that someone took that exam for him,” said Trooper Jacobs.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:43:12am

re: #288 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Your morning educational update from the great state of KY.

Did Knox Co KY School Board Chair Graduate From High School?

As law enforcement agencies go, the KSP is a tightly run ship. I’ve always been impressed by their professionalism, especially when compared to local yokels.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:47:35am

Something to wake up everybody:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:48:22am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:50:56am

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

Something to wake up everybody:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:57:29am

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level since 1973, suggesting the labor market continued to gain momentum despite weak economic growth.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 247,000 for the week ended April 16, the lowest reading since November 1973, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were unrevised.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 263,000 in the latest week. Jobless claims have now been below 300,000, a threshold associated with healthy labor market conditions, for 59 weeks, the longest stretch since 1973.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 5:59:37am

re: #288 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Your morning educational update from the great state of KY.

Did Knox Co KY School Board Chair Graduate From High School?

With an autoplay ad for “Baptist Health Clinic”…specializing in post-surgery pain…in other words, probably a frigging pill mill dispensing hillbilly heroin.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:06:34am

Trump isn’t going to destroy the GOP…he’s going to save it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:07:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:08:15am
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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:10:13am

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

Something to wake up everybody:

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This is the Assassin spider. I know the guy who discovered it. When it was first published, the pic of it holding a smaller spider in its mouth was as below, turned upside down. It was actually under that leaf when the shot was taken.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:12:30am

Okay…maybe he’s afraid he’ll actually get the nomination and he’s trying to force the GOP to destroy itself by ignoring the will of their voters and giving it to Cruz.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:14:17am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:15:31am

re: #295 darthstar

Trump isn’t going to destroy the GOP…he’s going to save it.

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re: #299 darthstar

Okay…maybe he’s afraid he’ll actually get the nomination and he’s trying to force the GOP to destroy itself by ignoring the will of their voters and giving it to Cruz.

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Boy, he’s flushing away his base support right and left. I always said being from a civilized state he was never going to be reliable enough on the regressive social issues that the slack-jawed morons vote on exclusively. I didn’t think it’d come to a head before the convention, though.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:18:42am
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lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:20:21am

If you think the right wing extremists are having a fit over Harriet Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, maybe someone ought to avoid telling them that MLK will be on the reverse of the $5 bill, along with Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:21:07am

From downstairs—

But let’s check in at Breitbart “News” and see how their very numerous and vocal commenting community is reacting to this [Harriet Tubman on the $20], shall we?

I am shocked, just absolutely sho—-

OK not really.

Still, it is a little amazing that in 2016 there are people who have Internet access and who wish to express themselves this way. They must be pretty confident there aren’t any conservatives of color, or conservatives with some sensibilities, who will object.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:21:19am

re: #301 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Boy, he’s flushing away his base support right and left. I always said being from a civilized state he was never going to be reliable enough on the regressive social issues that the slack-jawed morons vote on exclusively. I didn’t think it’d come to a head before the convention, though.

Most Republicans (and other humans) will agree with him. It’s just the crazy ones who manage to get elected who don’t.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:21:50am

re: #295 darthstar

Trump isn’t going to destroy the GOP…he’s going to save it.

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Conservatives will absolutely reject any exceptions for abortion.

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:23:15am

And because I enjoy symmetry, tonight’s random Tweet is also Mambo #5 referential.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:24:06am

oh lordt:

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:24:22am

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s just because everyone’s living on food stamps and Obamaphones.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:25:16am

re: #306 Dr. Matt

Conservatives will absolutely reject any exceptions for abortion.

That has nothing to do with being a conservative. That’s about being a zealot. They should start calling themselves Zealot Republicans.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:25:32am

re: #305 darthstar

Most Republicans (and other humans) will agree with him. It’s just the crazy ones who manage to get elected who don’t.

Older men — not women or young people — are afraid of using the bathroom with transgender people: poll

Democrats, by 57 percent to 29 percent, and people in large metropolitan areas are more likely to allow transgender people to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. Republicans side with the birth certificate criteria by 64 percent to 23 percent.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:27:07am

re: #309 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

That’s just because everyone’s living on food stamps and Obamaphones.

142 million Americans are unemployed!!11!!

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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:28:00am

From yesterday…..

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:29:19am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course, people warn about mixing politics with religion(UK Basketball)
Matt is going to broadcast the Kentucky Sports Radio show from both conventions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:29:46am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh lordt:

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Mike Pape’s twitter and FB are completely insane.
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makeitstop  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:30:28am

re: #270 Alephnaught

Given the bloke’s name is Kyle, could that be a reference to this?

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My first thought was ELO.

Electric Light orchestra - Can’t Get It Out Of My Head

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:30:51am

re: #314 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Of course, people warn about mixing politics with religion(UK Basketball)
Matt is going to broadcast the Kentucky Sports Radio show from both conventions.

Pretty sure that most people don’t know that Matt started out as a lawyer and switched to sports because being a lawyer was too creepy for him.

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Great White Snark  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:30:55am

Local news-Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) the larger than life female wrestling star has passed away, found dead in her apt.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:31:05am

I can post this because Vines don’t play on my Opera browser on Ubuntu. Watching it on Chrome made me queasy though.

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:33:56am

re: #318 Great White Snark

Local news-Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) the larger than life female wrestling star has passed away, found dead in her apt.

I saw that. Read a bit about her. Sad story.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:34:52am

re: #318 Great White Snark

Local news-Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1970) the larger than life female wrestling star has passed away, found dead in her apt.

yeah saw this this morning. a shame. too young.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:35:16am

But Rand is a Friend of Coal!!11!!!

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lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:38:15am

Head in the sand:

Just ignore that the GOP base is whipped into a frothy mass of hate and anger because a Black Woman is replacing Jackson on the $20.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:39:16am

re: #310 darthstar

That has nothing to do with being a conservative. That’s about being a zealot. They should start calling themselves Zealot Republicans.

Zealot Republicans are conservatives and conservatives are zealot Republicans. Zealot Republicans/conservatives will not provide exceptions for abortion. Zealot Republicans/conservatives put that issue to bed decades ago.

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makeitstop  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:40:24am

re: #276 Dr. Matt

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That’s my Joe! Good or him, and the GOP sucks for trying to con him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:42:09am

yikes!

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:44:14am
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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:47:57am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:50:00am

Baby Whiplash is more incoherent than usual this morning==>

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:52:50am
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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:55:48am

Okay…dog walk and off to work.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:56:30am

Moar Rain…….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 6:58:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:02:32am

re: #300 darthstar

I hope the new Harriet Tubman bill looks like this

pointing that gun at a sadistic slaveholder while she offers a helping hand to a beaten slave?

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Bubblehead II  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:03:34am

bbiaw

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:17:08am

re: #328 darthstar

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Great tweet! That’s exactly why abortions should be safe and easily accessible. This is a women’s health issue.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:18:45am

Jack Mehoff, 19, praised Trump as a “hardworking, smart individual that wants the best for all people in this country that are allowed to be here.”

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:19:21am

re: #326 Backwoods_Sleuth

New to me. I guess I’ll stop going out entirely once they evolve to blend into steering wheels.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:19:23am

GotNwes is reeling from parsing this one. Too many words by one too many writers.

EXCLUSIVE: Chuck C. Johnson hates Cathy Young, who isn’t white enough

Here’s the basic facts. Cathy Young is female (duh). She’s Jewish. She’s libertarian. She doesn’t like Donald Trump much. She says the alt-right movement, which loves Trump, is basically a collection of anti-Semites and racists.

She’s also tweeted out some harsh criticism of one Chuck C. Johnson. For example,

.@Hello_Obamabots @ChuckCJohnson Stay tuned, tomorrow Chuck Johnson will report that Jackie is really Hillary Clinton’s love child.
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) December 8, 2014

2) OTOH Chuck has harassed & doxxed people, & apparently used blatantly dishonest methods in his “news gathering.”
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) May 26, 2015

You see where this is going, right?

Here’s Johnson’s headline from the 19th, in case you need a hint.

And she said mean things about me!

More at you know where.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:20:06am

Here is the quote from that Baltimore Sun article:

Jack Mehoff, 19, praised Trump as a “hardworking, smart individual that wants the best for all people in this country that are allowed to be here.”

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lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:21:06am

re: #340 The Vicious Babushka

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:22:20am

re: #327 darthstar

And President Obama has been able to accomplish so much despite obstinate and constant Republican obstruction. It’s amazing.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:22:25am

re: #340 The Vicious Babushka

And fuck all the people who he decides can’t stay any longer.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:23:04am

And nobody is facilitating doing that, Ted.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:23:28am

re: #299 darthstar

Aren’t most of the GOP primaries coming up in mostly blue states?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:25:09am

Rage Furby is now linking to a VDare article claiming that Puerto Ricans are stupid (i.e., have low PISA scores or IQ or something), so it’s a waste of money to prop up the island’s failing economy.

Also, he now hates Paul Ryan.

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:25:35am

re: #341 lawhawk

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Holy shit! I hail from that exact suburb!

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:26:20am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

Is it so hard to understand that transgender women are women and not “grown men”? And we don’t have a problem with women (transgender or not) assaulting girls in women’s bathrooms. This is a non-issue.

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:26:50am

re: #347 Alyosha

North Bundy represent!

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Dave In Austin  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:27:22am

Louie’s at it again….

Gohmert brought up the subject again in an interview Monday with Armed America Radio’s Mark Walters, where he explained that “a lot of the hippies and the troublemakers from the ’60s and the early ’70s” figured out that instead of “blowing up the Pentagon or blowing up police cars,” they could just become teachers.
rightwingwatch.org

Iframe

hippies all around me

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darthstar  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:27:28am

Nice walk. A little marine layer came in last night so the air smelled of ocean and had a nice dampness to it. All the warm temps the last few days have set the plants off so that was mixed with a nice floral smell as well.

Off to work now.

Cheers.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:27:54am

re: #342 Patricia Kayden

And President Obama has been able to accomplish so much despite obstinate and constant Republican obstruction. It’s amazing.

You know, if they’d been able to keep it in their pants and let Obama implement his policies, the economy would have recovered in a year or two, and we’d be about ready for another recession, which they could have ridden into the White House….

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Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:28:38am

re: #347 Alyosha

Holy shit! I hail from that exact suburb!

Do you know the Mehoff family?

Or their neighbor Stu Pitt.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:28:53am

re: #346 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby is now linking to a VDare article claiming that Puerto Ricans are stupid (i.e., have low PISA scores or IQ or something), so it’s a waste of money to prop up the island’s failing economy.

Also, he now hates Paul Ryan.

Chuck has hated Paul Ryan since he strongly backed the election of a congresswoman from upstate New York. Chuck took a dislike to her for misogynist reasons and he’s been angry at Paul Ryan ever since.

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Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:29:55am

re: #348 Patricia Kayden

Is it so hard to understand that transgender women are women and not “grown men”? And we don’t have a problem with women (transgender or not) assaulting girls in women’s bathrooms. This is a non-issue.

It’s all based on the assumption that gay/lesbian/transgender people are deviants and predators. Once that myth is dispelled, the whole house of cards tumbles.

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makeitstop  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:30:28am

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

Jack Mehoff, 19, praised Trump as a “hardworking, smart individual that wants the best for all people in this country that are allowed to be here.”

Heywood Jablome was unavailable for comment.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:31:17am

Morning all!

I have a question. As you know, I’ve been hiding from the reality of the election cycle. When, exactly, did the word “establishment” get resurrected?

I keep hearing conservatives us it and well, I always thought of it as a hippie word.

AND, how are you?

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:32:52am

re: #328 darthstar

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yup!

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:35:49am

WE could intstall a 3rd bathroom choice for those that are paranoid, racist or just plain stupid.

The international sign for it could be a broken lightbulb. Or a dodo bird …

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:35:58am

re: #354 Dark_Falcon

Chuck has hated Paul Ryan since he strongly backed the election of a congresswoman from upstate New York. Chuck took a dislike to her for misogynist reasons and he’s been angry at Paul Ryan ever since.

Ah, I didn’t know that. Kid going to end up as a party of one, eventually. Everyone else falls short of his high expectations.

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lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:36:06am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:36:49am

re: #350 Dave In Austin

Louie’s at it again….

Gohmert brought up the subject again in an interview Monday with Armed America Radio’s Mark Walters, where he explained that “a lot of the hippies and the troublemakers from the ’60s and the early ’70s” figured out that instead of “blowing up the Pentagon or blowing up police cars,” they could just become teachers.
rightwingwatch.org

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hippies all around me

There’s an Armed American Radio?

Also, too: I guess we should just round up all the teachers for re-eduation FEMA trailer camps.

///

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:37:20am

re: #361 lawhawk

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Only in Cruz’s lala land do children go to a pubic restroom alone.

Such places are high on the list of “places where bad things can happen.”

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Alyosha  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:38:00am

re: #353 Franklin

Do you know the Mehoff family?

Or their neighbor Stu Pitt.

Not this particular fool, but I recognise the endearing ‘taking the piss’ attitude combined with the probably casual endorsement of racism. I might ask my siblings if they recognise him, though.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:38:12am

re: #360 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Ah, I didn’t know that. Kid going to end up as a party of one, eventually. Everyone else falls short of his high expectations.

Indeed. How dare Paul Ryan push to get a woman elected! He should have known that strong women hurt Upchuck’s delicate fee-fees.

///////

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No Depression  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:39:06am

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

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Cassie Hibble, a retired nurse, had come from Cambridge and waited in line for hours, patiently moving from the cornfield to within sight of the gym doors.

She was disappointed not even to have seen Trump.

“I don’t think they thought this many people would show up to support,” she said.

Hey lady, this is the fucking Eastern Shore (the reddest part of Maryland) we’re talking about here. What did you expect? You and the other troglodytes in this part of the state eat Trump’s bullshit right up.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:40:25am

THIS IS A PROBLEM.

I saw some bleached coral while canoeing in Hawaii a couple of months ago.

eerie

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lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:41:01am

re: #359 Gretchen Tiger

Considering that many bathrooms with multiple toilets have doors to the individual stalls, how is any of this a problem? It isn’t. Never has been. And who’d be checking to make sure that someone is of the right gender anyways?

But if you’re going to decide that you have to use facilities based on your birth gender, expect to see women in the men’s room and vice versa.

How is any of this such a major issue that it requires legislating bathroom use? Only the fever swamp minds of the GOP would think this is the issue to keep the angry hordes they’ve cultivated for a generation fixated until November.

Then again, it’s being pushed as an issue because the whole Planned Parenthood video BS blew up in their faces with indictments against the CMP extremists, not Planned Parenthood, which did nothing wrong.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:41:18am

re: #353 Franklin

Do you know the Mehoff family?

Or their neighbor Stu Pitt.

Or their brother-in-law Stu Padasso.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:42:14am
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makeitstop  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:42:56am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

Or their brother-in-law Stu Padasso.

I see that Jack’s quote woke up all of our inner 12 year olds. :)

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MsJ  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:42:57am

re: #301 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Boy, he’s flushing away his base support right and left. I always said being from a civilized state he was never going to be reliable enough on the regressive social issues that the slack-jawed morons vote on exclusively. I didn’t think it’d come to a head before the convention, though.

I disagree. His base support is the hateful people who are not social conservatives. The flushing he’s doing is minimal since those people already support Cruz.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:44:29am

re: #368 lawhawk

Considering that many bathrooms with multiple toilets have doors to the individual stalls, how is any of this a problem? It isn’t. Never has been. And who’d be checking to make sure that someone is of the right gender anyways?

But if you’re going to decide that you have to use facilities based on your birth gender, expect to see women in the men’s room and vice versa.

How is any of this such a major issue that it requires legislating bathroom use? Only the fever swamp minds of the GOP would think this is the issue to keep the angry hordes they’ve cultivated for a generation fixated until November.

Then again, it’s being pushed as an issue because the whole Planned Parenthood video BS blew up in their faces with indictments against the CMP extremists, not Planned Parenthood, which did nothing wrong.

It isn’t a problem. I can see how some old people would feel intimidated by ANY whose appearance is outside their idea of normal, yet somehow, I think they have been able to deal with it up to now.

This is just whacko’s obsession with other people’s body parts.

Sucks when your faulty world view isn’t supported by law.

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danarchy  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:44:34am

re: #370 Gretchen Tiger

3 Newborn Goats Get Tiny Hand-Knit Sweaters To Stay Warm

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what is a “Farm follower”?

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:44:34am

Maybe we should wear some kind of badge with a penis or vagina on it. //

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:45:40am

re: #374 danarchy

what is a “Farm follower”?

No idea, I just liked the picture :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:46:25am

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., isn’t happy that a Tennessee native, former President Andrew Jackson, is being displaced on the front of the $20 bill.

snip

“United States history is not Andrew Jackson versus Harriet Tubman. It is Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman, both heroes of a nation’s work in progress toward great goals,” Alexander said in a statement Wednesday.

“It is unnecessary to diminish Jackson in order to honor Tubman. Jackson was the first common man to be elected president. He fought to save the Union. He defined an American era. He helped found the Democratic Party. And he was a great Tennessean.”

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:46:33am

re: #367 Gretchen Tiger

THIS IS A PROBLEM.

I saw some bleached coral while canoeing in Hawaii a couple of months ago.

eerie

linky added

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:48:49am

will someone get me another cuppa?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:48:59am

re: #375 Jenner7

Maybe we should wear some kind of badge with a penis or vagina on it. //

Bar codes at birth

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:49:38am

Ooooo! Gorgeous!

theatlantic.com

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:49:40am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

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snip

somewhere I have an image of the world’s smallest violin.

Andrew Jackson was an ass, by all accounts.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:51:00am
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Decatur Deb  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:53:45am

re: #340 The Vicious Babushka

Here is the quote from that Baltimore Sun article:

re: #341 lawhawk

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Jack Mehoff gets around. His granddad was a PVT in our battalion at Ft. Knox in ‘66. Always hard to find, though, no matter how many new troops we sent out looking for him.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:59:05am

re: #384 Decatur Deb

Jack Mehoff gets around. His granddad was a PVT in our battalion at Ft. Knox in ‘66. Always hard to find, though, no matter how many new troops we sent out looking for him.

Would have thought he would have been stationed at Ft Dix///

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 21, 2016 • 7:59:15am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

It not only diminishes Jackson, it erases him from the $20 bill. Good.

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BeachDem  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:00:26am

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ah, the new “Trump is NOW going to act more presidential” ploy. No matter how they try to sell it, he’s still Trump—an arrogant, blowhard know-nothing. I call bullshit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:02:32am

re: #344 The Vicious Babushka

And nobody is facilitating doing that, Ted.

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No, actually the NC law would do that. Grown, transgender men would be sharing the restroom with little Susie.

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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:02:43am

Re: The Billy Corgan on Alex Jones nonsense waaaay upthread.

Smashing Pumpkins is one of my favorite bands of all time. I still listen to Siamese Dream — it’s one of the few albums I keep on my phone’s limited storage. I never saw the band as a whole in a live setting, but last year, my brother surprised me for my birthday with tickets to an all-acoustic show billed as “Smashing Pumpkins” that was just Billy with a handful of guest musicians. It was magnificent.

Like I said, I’m a huge fan, but it’ s been apparent for a long time that Billy is kind of a dick, and pretty much nuts. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that he’d be attracted to Alex Jones.

But I’m going to go on enjoying Smashing Pumpkins — mostly their older stuff, for nostalgia, because the newer stuff is positively meh — because I learned a long time ago that if you can’t separate an artist from their art due to political or personal differences, and thus choose not to partake, you’re going to run out of art to enjoy if you scrutinize the artists too closely.

Obviously, there are exceptions; I’ve refused to read Ender’s Game (or see the movie) because of Orson Scott Card’s active campaigning against gay rights. For me, he went beyond “being a dick” into “supporting legislation that makes being a dick the law.”

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Decatur Deb  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:03:01am

re: #385 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Would have thought he would have been stationed at Ft Dix///

Went into Aviation, so he could take AIT here at Mother Rucker.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:05:08am

re: #387 BeachDem

Ah, the new “Trump is NOW going to act more presidential” ploy. No matter how they try to sell it, he’s still Trump—an arrogant, blowhard know-nothing. I call bullshit.

He just has to sell it successfully to enough GOP primary voters.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:06:05am

re: #296 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Bigot who accuses gays of turning kids into ‘zombie fairies’ appointed to Penn. school board

Montoursville, Pennsylvania: Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,777 people, 2,067 households, and 1,393 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,181.0 people per square mile (456.5/km2). There were 2,169 housing units at an average density of 536.3 per square mile (207.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.02% White, 0.10% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population. […]

en.wikipedia.org

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MsJ  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:09:26am

re: #356 makeitstop

Heywood Jablome was unavailable for comment.

Ben Dover was more of a Cruz guy so he refrained from comment, as well.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:09:37am

re: #392 CuriousLurker

We think of PA as a Blue state, but it’s like the US in small - blue at either end, and deep red in the middle.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:09:50am

re: #389 withak

But I’m going to go on enjoying Smashing Pumpkins — mostly their older stuff, for nostalgia, because the newer stuff is positively meh — because I learned a long time ago that if you can’t separate an artist from their art due to political or personal differences, and thus choose not to partake, you’re going to run out of art to enjoy if you scrutinize the artists too closely.

Obviously, there are exceptions; I’ve refused to read Ender’s Game (or see the movie) because of Orson Scott Card’s active campaigning against gay rights. For me, he went beyond “being a dick” into “supporting legislation that makes being a dick the law.”

This is a useful distinction I think.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:11:21am

re: #303 lawhawk

If you think the right wing extremists are having a fit over Harriet Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, maybe someone ought to avoid telling them that MLK will be on the reverse of the $5 bill, along with Eleanor Roosevelt.

Is nothing sacred anymore?? White Genociiiide!!11!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:11:28am

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

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Jack Mehoff????

Did he utter a couple “Baba Booeys” in that interview???????

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:12:47am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:14:07am

re: #394 Blind Frog Belly White

We think of PA as a Blue state, but it’s like the US in small - blue at either end, and deep red in the middle.

That’s why they call it Pennsyltucky. Those hills are a continuation of the Appalachian chain, and so are the people who live there.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:15:35am

re: #394 Blind Frog Belly White

We think of PA as a Blue state, but it’s like the US in small - blue at either end, and deep red in the middle.

Yeah, I had a close Muslim friend (black female) who lived in York, PA. She said were plenty of places in the state she wouldn’t want to be in after sundown.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:15:44am

re: #303 lawhawk

If you think the right wing extremists are having a fit over Harriet Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20, maybe someone ought to avoid telling them that MLK will be on the reverse of the $5 bill, along with Eleanor Roosevelt.

Don’t Conservatives desperately try to claim Dr. King as one of their own? Their heads would explode if Malcolm X or Huey Newton was on the reverse of the $5 bill. I think they’ll be okay with “Republican” MLK.

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:17:02am

Glub.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:18:53am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh lordt:

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Oh man, that’s painfully bad. *cringe*

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:22:43am

re: #401 Patricia Kayden

Don’t Conservatives desperately try to claim Dr. King as one of their own? Their heads would explode if Malcolm X or Huey Newton was on the reverse of the $5 bill. I think they’ll be okay with “Republican” MLK.

MLK was totally not a Republican except in Alveda’s imagination

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:26:41am

re: #310 darthstar

That has nothing to do with being a conservative. That’s about being a zealot. They should start calling themselves Zealot Republicans.

I have to agree with you on this. The Cruz-wing of the GOP are by definition radicals, not conservatives. Unfortunately, they seem to be controlling the party these days, and because they constantly refer to themselves as the only Real Conservatives™ they’ve poisoned the term (kinda like Da’esh et al. & Muslims).

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:29:02am

re: #337 The Vicious Babushka

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With a name like that I bet his high school years were hell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:31:29am

O_o

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:33:25am
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:33:33am

re: #356 makeitstop

Heywood Jablome was unavailable for comment.

Stu Pedaso said they were very good friends

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:33:49am

re: #406 Eventual Carrion

With a name like that I bet his high school years were hell.

Not as bad as Oliver Klozoff.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:35:01am

re: #389 withak

Gish forever!

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:35:32am

re: #326 Backwoods_Sleuth

yikes!

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E gad—WTF, Australia? More on the Wrap-around spider. Diabolical.

The critters in that place… you couldn’t make them up if you tried.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:36:52am

Okay, I give up. Later.

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Nojay UK  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:42:23am

re: #412 CuriousLurker

E gad—WTF, Australia?

The critters in that place… you couldn’t make them up if you tried.

Some of the mosses and lichens are harmless as long as you don’t go around provoking them or look at them funny.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:42:57am

Fucking amazing headline coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:45:14am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

“Dream of worshiping a queen?” Where on earth does that come from?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:45:32am

LOL Your Laugh Of The Day

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:45:50am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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Camille Paglia : women = Allen West : Blacks.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:46:51am

re: #416 jaunte

“Dream of worshiping a queen?” Where on earth does that come from?

Butthurt “liberals”. More proof that Berners are the Teabag party of the Left.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:47:35am

h/t Wonkette:

Send us your entries for our ‘President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition’

“There is a prize of £1,000 - so start composing your foul verses”

At the end of last month, a German comedian appeared on German television and read a poem mocking Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. Jan Böhmermann’s satire was directed, among other things, at the laws President Erdogan has been using to lock up his critics. Turkey — which David Cameron is still fighting to bring into the EU — now has some of the world’s most repressive speech laws. Numerous journalists have been arrested for ‘insulting’ President Erdogan and he has even been known to ban Twitter in the country when corruption allegations against him and his family have surfaced online.

Yet until Mr Böhmermann came on the scene, one might have expected these lèse-majesté laws to remain in Turkey. Not so. After the late-night comedy show in Germany, the Turkish government complained. Then the show disappeared. Then Mr Böhmermann disappeared under police protection. Then the prosecution began. Yes — in Germany in 2016, a comedian is now going to be tried for being rude about a foreign despot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:48:45am

re: #417 The Vicious Babushka

LOL Your Laugh Of The Day

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He has a passport now?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:49:25am

re: #410 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Not as bad as Oliver Klozoff.

Wasn’t he Maria Spermatozoa’s boyfriend?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:50:24am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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If it’s Camille Paglia, that must be Salon, right?

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:50:34am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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lolwhut?

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:50:38am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

“It’s not surprising that Sanders’ most liberal supporters have concerns about voting for Hillary — after all, Hillary has an actual record to scrutinize. Hillary has had to stake out positions, and then follow through on them. And things didn’t always work out as planned, as happens when your theoretical goals become policy. Sanders, on the other hand, has the odd advantage of rarely having put his ideas into action. So there’s little to hold him accountable for, besides his oddly unprogressive embrace of the gun lobby.”
americablog.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:52:17am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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Aren’t these the guys who tried to see it as a divine sign that a bird landed near their candidate? Keep on digging.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:53:33am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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I don’t particularly like Hillary, but I cannot understand why Salon put out an article like this.

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retired cynic  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:53:41am

re: #420 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

h/t Wonkette:

Send us your entries for our ‘President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition’

“There is a prize of £1,000 - so start composing your foul verses”

This is truly frightening.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:54:21am

be afraid…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:54:38am

re: #416 jaunte

“Dream of worshiping a queen?” Where on earth does that come from?

Paglia is projecting. I’ve seen much more cult like behavior from Berners, who seem to think he won’t need a legislative coalition and will be able to enact his policy agenda by fiat and sheer force of will.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:55:10am

re: #427 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I don’t particularly like Hillary, but I cannot understand why Salon put out an article like this.

Exactly. This bullshit is just causing unnecessary divide among the Left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:55:12am
433
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:58:53am
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makeitstop  Apr 21, 2016 • 8:59:41am

re: #415 Dr. Matt

Fucking amazing headlining coming from the cultist website that believes in unicorn farts and a Sanders socialist utopia.

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Ugh, Paglia. The non-drunk equivalent of Peggy Noonan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:02:04am

Sarah Palin lamented ESPN’s decision to fire baseball analyst Curt Schilling for sharing several memes offensive to transgender people in a Thursday morning Facebook post.

“ESPN continues to screw up,” the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential presidential nominee wrote, along with a link to a Hollywood Reporter article on Schilling’s termination.

Palin also shared a meme along the lines of those that led to Schilling’s dismissal. In the left panel, a white man labeled a “victim” complains about homophobic people intruding on his “safe space,” while the right panel features a young girl who is a labeled a “bigot” for complaining about a “40-year-old man wearing a dress in the girl’s restroom.”

Guessing that Sarah didn’t get the Trump memo about the restrooms…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:02:38am

More BS from Rage Furby:

Chuck C. Johnson: Puerto Ricans are too stupid, so let the island’s economy tank!

The National Review and House Speaker Paul Ryan have called for bailing out Puerto Rico, but they’ve failed to note how pathetically stupid Puerto Ricans are.

I mean, they want to raise the minimum wage! And the “Singapore of the Caribbean,” the Leichtenstein of the Americas, has turned out to be a total bust. Even though rich people live there.

More at GotNwes.com

The VDare link is Steve Sailer claiming he “uncovered” a report that is freely available on the web. The report contains findings of a research study by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which publishes exams in reading, math and science. Those were given for the first time to 15-year-olds in PR in 2012, and the findings were published in 2014.

The scores are low, but despite what Rage Furby claims, they don’t measure IQ or intelligence. They measure quality of instruction and retention.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:03:50am

re: #434 makeitstop

Ugh, Paglia. The non-drunk equivalent of Peggy Noonan.

You sure about that? She could be sucking down absinthe as she writes.

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retired cynic  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:04:11am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Guessing that Sarah didn’t get the Trump memo about the restrooms…

Back to Cruz she goes?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:08:39am

re: #438 retired cynic

Back to Cruz she goes?

I’d like to go to Veracruz.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:12:57am

re: #395 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

For me, he went beyond “being a dick” into “supporting legislation that makes being a dick the law.”

so stealing that!

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b.d.  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:13:44am

re: #417 The Vicious Babushka

LOL Your Laugh Of The Day

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Wait……how could Snowden travel to Norway to accept the award with a passport anyways? I’ve been told ad nauseam that that is the only reason he is in Russia.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:16:53am

re: #436 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

More BS from Rage Furby:

More at GotNwes.com

Good Dog….he desperately needs a dose of reality and rehab. Outside of Dick Cheney, I can’t think of another person on the planet where karma needs to catch up with them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:17:56am

re: #442 Dr. Matt

Good Dog….he desperately needs a dose of reality and rehab. Outside of Dick Cheney, I can’t think of another person on the planet where karma needs to catch up with them.

GotNwes, parody site

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:17:56am

best ever WTF by a cat:

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:18:25am

Will no one think of the bow-tied?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:19:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:20:40am

re: #445 jaunte

White man in bow tie complains that he’s “really unheard” and even “disenfranchised” in America today.

There was a time when great herds of white men in bow ties ruled the northern plains…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:21:12am

re: #443 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

GotNwes, parody site

More of a paraphrase site now. I can’t parody something that’s already parody.

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ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:22:53am

re: #435 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Guessing that Sarah didn’t get the Trump memo about the restrooms…

Probably because she got the last check from Trump…and he shorted her on it to boot.

“Sarah, I heard you bombed at the last event and the audience was uncomfortable and not at all amused. Your services are no longer needed and your last payment has been adjusted to reflect the performance. Donald”

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:23:00am

re: #448 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

More of a paraphrase site now. I can’t parody something that’s already parody.

Nearly impossible to tell apart.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:23:44am

It no longer matters what label a person was when and if they voted 25, 50, or 100 years ago. The meaning of the labels and peoples viewpoints have changed a gazillion times between then and now.

I’m so tired of the rhetoric.

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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:24:04am

I really hope this isn’t as bad as it sounds:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:24:46am
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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:25:08am

re: #452 withak

I really hope this isn’t as bad as it sounds:

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oh geez. I hope all turns out well.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:25:58am

that moment when you take your first sip of a cuppa and realize you forgot the sugar.

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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:27:09am

re: #454 Gretchen Tiger

This’ll be the last one I post until we get more significant detail, but, uh… not good:

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:27:11am
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Bear  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:27:36am

re: #297 Backwoods_Sleuth

You meanie! You took away my water.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:27:40am

re: #450 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Nearly impossible to tell apart.

As Charles noted earlier, Rage Furby has been on a constant racist, sexist rant for days now. Nearly every post brings up some racist or sexist remark that really has nothing to do the main idea of the post — or rather the main idea is a cover for the racism and sexism.

Even worse, he’s making these godawful YouTube monologues that he occasionally embeds in his posts. He’s like a boat with no rudder, sail or keel, adrift at sea. No Twitter. No Facebook. No job.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:27:58am

re: #458 Bear

You meanie! You took away my water.

MOM!!!!!!!!!!!

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CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:29:34am

re: #429 Backwoods_Sleuth

be afraid…

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Found the longer version that it came from. That little guy was picking fights with everyone—too funny.

Elephant Calf Charging

Reminds me of this one, brave, but more cautious: Charge, hide…peek! LOL

Baby Elephant Make His First Attack

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:29:52am

re: #456 withak

For those of you like me who had no idea why this might be significant, that’s Prince’s house.

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:30:20am

re: #462 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Oh no!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:30:58am
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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:33:21am

re: #462 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For those of you like me who had no idea why this might be significant, that’s Prince’s house.

Sorry, the news was so shocking that I neglected to notice that it just says Paisley Park without mentioning Prince.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:33:25am

re: #464 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nice

*spit*

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Belafon  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:33:37am

re: #464 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wish people would take Maine as a lesson in why multiple candidates with the same overall goals running at the same time in a general election is a bad idea.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:33:54am

re: #465 withak

Sorry, the news was so shocking that I neglected to notice that it just says Paisley Park without mentioning Prince.

That’s fair, I just figured I would fill in the details for those who (like me) had no idea.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:36:45am
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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:37:52am

re: #464 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wow, that’s truly not editorialized (the tweet, that is). He truly would rather see addicts die than recover and seek help.

What an asshole.

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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:39:54am

I drive a newer VW Jetta TDI — one with the software “hack” for emissions testing — and I was hoping to get some more details today on what VW is going to do for me and my over-pollutin’ car.

Nope.

usatoday.com

Consumers will be allowed to sell back their vehicles to Volkswagen or get repairs, the judge said. But financial details of the offer, which is still being finalized, were not disclosed.

We already knew this. This is not news.

Ugh.

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No Depression  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:41:03am

re: #462 klys (maker of Silmarils)

For those of you like me who had no idea why this might be significant, that’s Prince’s house.

Shit.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:41:09am

re: #461 CuriousLurker

Found the longer version that it came from. That little guy was picking fights with everyone—too funny.

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The cuteness is minimized by the amount of damage he’ll be able to do when he gets older. Also by the fact that nowadays elephants need to learn to run and hide instead of charging humans. Those that charge as a first resort are liable to be shot dead for their tusks.

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:41:10am

Mother Jones reporting on “The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives,” the latest bit of cynical grandstanding from the Republicans in Congress:

[Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)]… chided the committee for wasting time on this issue in pursuit of a political agenda: “This so-called committee is the very definition of a kangaroo court,” she said, “a mock court that disregards the rules of law and justice to validate a predetermined conclusion.” She also criticized the panel for expending effort on “what goes on inside a woman’s uterus” while “ignoring what happens to babies and children outside of them.” She pointed to the health implications for children in stifling fetal tissue research, and specifically to the Centers for Disease Control’s recent research that has used fetal tissue to investigate the connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly.
motherjones.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:42:22am

awww…look at the little one holding great-grandma’s purse.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:43:16am

re: #474 Dark_Falcon

The cuteness is minimized by the amount of damage he’ll be able to do when he gets older. Also by the fact that nowadays elephants need to learn to run and hide instead of charging humans. Those that charge as a first resort are liable to be shot dead for their tusks.

Elephants gotta do what elephants gotta do.
Because they are elephants.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:43:25am

re: #475 jaunte

Mother Jones reporting on “The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives,” the latest bit of cynical grandstanding from the Republicans in Congress:

So, they’ve gone from trying to impeach Obama and repeal Obamacare to endlessly looking for non-existent facts about the nefarious nature of PP?

How boring and predicable can they be???

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:43:52am

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

Elephants gotta do what elephants gotta do.
Because they are elephants.

Also, not every cute video needs to be deconstructed and analyzed to pieces. But hey, that’s just my opinion.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:44:05am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

awww…look at the little one holding great-grandma’s purse.

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I love this picture and the one with her on the stairs with her corgi’s.

She often said that she’d rather spend time with her grandchildren and her dogs than be the Queen.

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:44:42am

re: #478 Gretchen Tiger

Not just looking, I think, but actively soliciting false testimony and evidence.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:44:54am

re: #477 Backwoods_Sleuth

Elephants gotta do what elephants gotta do.
Because they are elephants.

I would think our resident Republican of all people could appreciate elephant cuteness.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:45:18am

re: #481 jaunte

Not just looking, I think, but actively soliciting false testimony and evidence.

SSDD

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:45:42am

re: #433 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Stone Mountain has a long and infamous history of hosting racist and pro-Confederate rallies. The 2nd incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan was born there in 1915 with a cross burning.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:46:51am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

awww…look at the little one holding great-grandma’s purse.

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I was thinking of her when I used a line the other day in the story I’m writing for class(I’m writing a story from a British officer disillusioned in the middle of the first world war), anyhow I talk about how the only time the protagonist remembers his father shedding a tear was when Victoria died. I imagine even some British republicans will be saddened when Elizabeth goes. She’s an icon and frankly as much as I dislike royalty, I’m glad the Brits got her father and thus her instead of her uncle the idiotic Nazi.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:47:17am

re: #484 Dark_Falcon

Stone Mountain has a long and infamous history of hosting racist and pro-Confederate rallies. The 2nd incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan was born there in 1915 with a cross burning.

Yep. I was going to mention that earlier but was having a hard time posting. Good eye.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:48:34am

re: #485 HappyWarrior

I was thinking of her when I used a line the other day in the story I’m writing for class(I’m writing a story from a British officer disillusioned in the middle of the first world war), anyhow I talk about how the only time the protagonist remembers his father shedding a tear was when Victoria died. I imagine even some British republicans will be saddened when Elizabeth goes. She’s an icon and frankly as much as I dislike royalty, I’m glad the Brits got her father and thus her instead of her uncle the idiotic Nazi.

I HAVE TO respect anyone who suits up and shows up for work everyday. Her life has been so regimented and she continues on 50-60-70+ years. doing her duty.

I think we will miss her when she goes.

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:48:50am

No kidding..

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:50:09am

re: #487 Gretchen Tiger

I HAVE TO respect anyone who suits up and shows up for work everyday. Her life has been so regimented and she continues on 50-60-70+ years. doing her duty.

I think we will miss her when she goes.

That’s true. It won’t be the same for sure when she goes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:50:36am

re: #488 Jenner7

It’s a bit disconcerting considering that his plane had to make an emergency landing a few days ago so he could be hospitalized for what was described as flu-like symptoms.

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rhuarc  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:52:59am

re: #490 Backwoods_Sleuth

It wasn’t for flu-like symptoms despite what was reported. I live where his plane made the emergency landing and I have it on good authority that it was a heroin overdose, not the flu, that forced the emergency landing.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:53:08am

TMZ is saying he’s fucking dead.

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jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:53:23am

TMZ reporting Prince’s death.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:54:05am

re: #492 Stanley Sea

TMZ is saying he’s fucking dead.

Death at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios

Ugh.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:54:23am

re: #487 Gretchen Tiger

I HAVE TO respect anyone who suits up and shows up for work everyday. Her life has been so regimented and she continues on 50-60-70+ years. doing her duty.

I think we will miss her when she goes.

She’s been doing her duty since she was a teenager. Truly a remarkable lady.

My favorite Queen photo:

And the story behind it. theguardian.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:54:36am

Damn? I know people die but this year particularly has been rough.

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Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:54:39am

re: #436 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

More BS from Rage Furby:

More at GotNwes.com

The VDare link is Steve Sailer claiming he “uncovered” a report that is freely available on the web. The report contains findings of a research study by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which publishes exams in reading, math and science. Those were given for the first time to 15-year-olds in PR in 2012, and the findings were published in 2014.

The scores are low, but despite what Rage Furby claims, they don’t measure IQ or intelligence. They measure quality of instruction and retention.

Chucky doesn’t care about what the reports actually say, no more than he has actually read The Bell Curve. Both are mentioned just as a excuse for him to spew hate and abuse. In this, Chuckles the Bigoted Clown is essentially saying:
“Hur hur, look at that cuckservative Paul Ryan. Doesn’t he know those brown ‘people’ are too stupid to run a government? Hur hur DERP.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:56:21am

re: #495 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

She’s been doing her duty since she was a teenager. Truly a remarkable lady.

My favorite Queen photo:

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And the story behind it. theguardian.com

She has a wicked sense of humor …gotta appreciate that!

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:56:59am

god damn it.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:57:08am

TMZ is currently the only website reporting Prince’s ‘death’.

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:57:46am

Prince on heroin?

That seems wrong. Isn’t he a Jehovah’s Witness?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:58:02am

re: #498 Gretchen Tiger

She has a wicked sense of humor …gotta appreciate that!

The 007 thing for the London Olympics was priceless, even if she wasn’t really jumping out of the plane. There are few monarchs who would be willing to play along with such silliness.

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plansbandc  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:58:48am

TMZ is reporting that Prince has died.

Fuck.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 21, 2016 • 9:59:29am

Really hoping it’s not him. But given his emergency the other day… Sigh.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:00:10am

re: #501 Gretchen Tiger

Prince on heroin?

That seems wrong. Isn’t he a Jehovah’s Witness?

nothing trending on twitter yet.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:00:49am

re: #487 Gretchen Tiger

I HAVE TO respect anyone who suits up and shows up for work everyday. Her life has been so regimented and she continues on 50-60-70+ years. doing her duty.

I think we will miss her when she goes.

I hope she lives to meet Hillary Clinton as President. That would be the icing on the cake. You remember how taken she was with the Obamas; I know it was taking her back to her earliest duties attending independence ceremonies in various Empire countries, especially in Africa. The results there were…variable…but it must have brought back those memories. Now if she could see an American “queen” in the White House (yeah, I said it, Camille), that would be something.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:01:04am

re: #505 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

nothing trending on twitter yet.

let’s turn on CNN….

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BeachDem  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:01:28am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Knowing Johnny (as I do), he probably ended his eloquent remarks by telling DC to GET OVER IT.


President Get-Over-It: John Kasich’s Leadership Strategy Illuminated

plunderbund.com

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:01:37am

Fox says it’s not confirmed, CNN hasn’t confirmed either.

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ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:01:54am

re: #501 Gretchen Tiger

Prince on heroin?

That seems wrong. Isn’t he a Jehovah’s Witness?

Ugh. I hope it is not true, but nothing surprises me in the art/music world.

And the religion aspect doesn’t seem to deter falling into bad habits. If anything it is the fight between the two that tears at the soul.

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Teukka  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:02:27am

re: #507 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

let’s turn on CNN….

Keeping an eye on CNNi

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:02:28am

emailgate was a bust, now they will try with persecuting PP — and in the end:

HILLARY WILL STILL BE POTUS!

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withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:02:31am

Shit.

tmz.com

Prince was hospitalized and/or treated for dehydration recently. Apparently he succumbed to the flu.

As if I weren’t already having a bad enough day.

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William of Orange  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:03:52am

ABC still hasn’t called it.

abcnews.go.com

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Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:03:59am

re: #510 ObserverArt

Ugh. I hope it is not true, but nothing surprises me in the art/music world.

And the religion aspect doesn’t seem to deter falling into bad habits. If anything it is the fight between the two that tears at the soul.

I think Prince’s father was a drug-addict or alcoholic —thus causing the sadness of his childhood. I think he has the reputation of being clean.

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Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:04:13am

TMZ’s site it not working.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:04:23am

This is a first I believe, TMZ is down.

518
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:04:33am

Prince now trending on Twitter. #1. let’s see if there’s anything worth reading.

519
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:04:58am

re: #517 Stanley Sea

This is a first I believe, TMZ is down.

Nah, they crashed the day they announced Michael Jackson’s death too.

520
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:05:18am

Billboard, Variety confirming.

521
wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:05:54am

re: #520 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Billboard, Variety confirming.

Quite sad.

522
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:05:55am

NYDN also confirming.

523
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:06:13am
524
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:06:51am

Nothing on rollingstone.com yet

525
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:07:11am

UGH!!

2016 - Worst FUCKING year for Music ever!!

RIP to another Legend.

526
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:07:43am

re: #525 Eclectic Cyborg

UGH!!

2016 - Worst FUCKING year for Music ever!!

RIP to another Legend.

Since, The Day The Music Died …

527
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:08:09am

Jane Sanders on CNN trying to save her husband’s campaign.

528
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:08:52am

re: #527 Jenner7

Jane Sanders on CNN trying to save her husband’s campaign.

She should just wait until tomorrow. Nobody’s going to pay attention to her with the news about Prince.

529
Stanley Sea  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:00am

Welp, here it is

530
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:01am

Huffington Post has it.

531
Brian J.  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:11am

re: #436 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

More BS from Rage Furby:

More at GotNwes.com

The VDare link is Steve Sailer claiming he “uncovered” a report that is freely available on the web. The report contains findings of a research study by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which publishes exams in reading, math and science. Those were given for the first time to 15-year-olds in PR in 2012, and the findings were published in 2014.

The scores are low, but despite what Rage Furby claims, they don’t measure IQ or intelligence. They measure quality of instruction and retention.

Puerto Rico’s economy benefited massively from Operation Bootstrap, which sought to attract industry in order to prevent the Communists from taking advantage of the island’s relative poverty after World War II. The idea was similar to the Marshall Plan and there’s no reason that it couldn’t be tried again.

Of course there were some unfortunate side effects:

MST3K - Progress Island U.S.A.

532
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:18am

CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News all have not confirmed Prince’s death.

533
Skip Intro  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:47am

Today in Second Amendment News,

2-year-old kills himself with mother’s gun in latest child shooting this year

The boy found his mother’s gun in her purse, police say

Police officers believe the shooting was accidental but they’re investigating

There have been 69 reported child shootings this year

sanluisobispo.com

W00-H00!

534
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:09:58am

re: #530 Jenner7

Huffington Post has it.

They are citing TMZ. huffingtonpost.com

535
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:04am

re: #529 Stanley Sea

Welp, here it is

This sounds like the optimum source.

536
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:07am

re: #534 Dr. Matt

They are citing TMZ. huffingtonpost.com

The AP is citing Prince’s publicist.

537
HappyWarrior  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:20am

re: #533 Skip Intro

Today in Second Amendment News,

2-year-old kills himself with mother’s gun in latest child shooting this year

sanluisobispo.com

W00-H00!

Embedded Image

Damnit.

538
jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:23am
539
ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:33am

R.I.P. Prince.

I’m gonna miss those searing guitar licks.

Damn. It has been a bad bad year for musicians.

540
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:42am

re: #529 Stanley Sea

Welp, here it is

this sounds like the optimum source.

541
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:11:49am

Did Prince have children?

542
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:12:39am

re: #536 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The AP is citing Prince’s publicist.

hosted.ap.org : AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE DEATH AT PRINCE’S RECORDING STUDIO

543
William of Orange  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:12:47am

DUTCH TV CHANNEL NED1 CONFIRMED IT!

544
Kragar  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:13:16am
545
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:13:43am

re: #542 Dr. Matt

hosted.ap.org : AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE DEATH AT PRINCE’S RECORDING STUDIO

Hi, if you want to check, Stanley has the tweet where they cite the publicist about 10 posts up.

/shrug

546
FormerDirtDart  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:14:32am
547
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:14:34am

People don’t realize how many die each year from the flu.

Thus, we have the annual vaccine.

serious shit!

548
ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:14:45am

re: #538 jaunte

[Embedded content]

That is exactly the searing licks I was think of right there.

I wasn’t always too into him on his early stuff, but I always admired his guitar playing. I really liked the stuff he was doing the last 15 or so years because he was digging into the roots music more.

I have a real good friend who is going to be devastated when she gets the news. She never misses a prince gig when he played Ohio.

549
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:15:28am

re: #547 Gretchen Tiger

Not to mention it takes awhile to recover from that shit, you can’t just rush back into your day to day life when you start feeling better…

550
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:15:36am

re: #545 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Hi, if you want to check, Stanley has the tweet where they cite the publicist about 10 posts up.

/shrug

I saw it. AP’s website is not posting the same thing as their twitter account.

551
Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:15:43am
552
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:16:50am

re: #541 Gretchen Tiger

Did Prince have children?

one that died a week after birth.

553
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:17:20am

re: #549 Eclectic Cyborg

Not to mention it takes awhile to recover from that shit, you can’t just rush back into your day to day life when you start feeling better…

I notice as I get older (ahem) that it takes longer to recover and that voice in the back of your head that says “suck it up-go to work” doesn’t get any softer. If anything, it get’s louder.

554
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:17:36am

Fox has it now.

555
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:17:48am

re: #550 Dr. Matt

I saw it. AP’s website is not posting the same thing as their twitter account.

AP is updated: PUBLICIST: POP SUPERSTAR PRINCE DIES AT HIS MINNESOTA HOME

556
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:18:58am

I’m glad we’ve sorted out that the AP twitter is useless and only the website matters.

/

557
Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:19:07am

Wait, what?

558
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:19:09am

The flu has taken some of the best —Jim Henson comes to mind.

559
blueraven  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:21:07am

goddammit

560
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:22:18am
562
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:22:50am

re: #554 Jenner7

Fox has it now.

CNN tv still not running anything. They briefly reported that a death at his studio was being investigated.

…oh good now Jeff Weaver is on my teevee

563
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:23:01am

re: #553 Gretchen Tiger

I notice as I get older (ahem) that it takes longer to recover and that voice in the back of your head that says “suck it up-go to work” doesn’t get any softer. If anything, it get’s louder.

I hear that voice too. But it’s my boss…on the phone.

564
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:23:07am

Prince was a truly underrated and underappreciated guitar player. I’m glad I had the opportunity to see him perform live. To this day I still consider it in my top 10 concert experiences ever.

565
William of Orange  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:23:17am

Damn….

Not a huge fan but for all his mannerisms he still was a class act. I’ve seen him perform three times. The first time was in a Feyenoord stadium in Rotterdam. It was pouring with rain and I was soaked to the bones. This was the second night of a three night sold out consert. The first night was rained out halfway through the set. Part of the stage could not handle the water load and came crashing down, right on the piano he was playing.

He still had time to come back later in the year for a surprise gig in the Thialf ice arena. I was there and the night was magic. Snead O’Connor got her fame with it but when the master himself sings his song “Nothing compares to you” and performs it like it was meant to be as a screaming blues rendering, shivers went to my spine. It was more than 20 years ago but the impression it made with me was everlasting.

What a sad year we have. Not four months gone but we lost Bowie, Frey, White, Kantner and now this….

My heroes are fading away…

566
blueraven  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:23:21am

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

567
BeachDem  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:24:19am

re: #533 Skip Intro

Today in Second Amendment News,

2-year-old kills himself with mother’s gun in latest child shooting this year

sanluisobispo.com

W00-H00!

Embedded Image

Instead of worrying about who uses which bathroom, perhaps there ought to be some laws enacted that stress that if your child uses your loaded gun to inflict harm on him/herself or others, it’s not an accident—it’s criminal negligence.

568
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:24:51am

MSNBC finally has it.

569
wrenchwench  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:24:59am

re: #538 jaunte

[Embedded content]

That was fantastic.

I remember a friend who was not so good playing that in our dorm. All I could say is ‘I’d weep too…’

570
ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:27:03am

I was out on a photo job in Southern Ohio. I hadn’t been by this little old town in probably 15 years. When I saw it in its current condition I decided to stop and take this shot.

I thought it very reflective of the state of things in poorer Appalachian communities. Sad that a once vibrant little town like Shawnee Ohio has fallen into complete disrepair. But everything and everyone moved to bigger areas with jobs when things like coal mining, and brick making were no longer keeping these communities alive.

It also shows the complete differences in a state like Ohio. Around Columbus it is boom town…so much new and shiny. Go 70 miles southeast and the contrasts are stunning.

(Click for larger view)

Small Appalachian Town slowly slipping into the past - Shawnee Ohio 2016
571
Gretchen Tiger  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:27:12am

bbl

572
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:27:39am
573
Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:28:03am

re: #568 Jenner7

MSNBC finally has it.

CNN too.

guess I don’t blame them for holding off until it was FACT. CONFIRMED.

574
Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:29:16am

re: #573 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

CNN too.

guess I don’t blame them for holding off until it was FACT. CONFIRMED.

Yeah, I’m not sure there’s much of a prize for being 8th to report a death, vs being 10th.

575
Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:30:25am

re: #573 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Yeah, because a rush to get out a story never turns out wrong.

576
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:30:43am

Someone get Don Maclean on the phone, we need some updated lyrics…

577
Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:31:20am

Thoughts on Prince’s death:

1. Shit.

2. 2016 sucks so far WRT musicians deaths, and it isn’t even 1/3 over.

3. 57. One year younger than me. And all those guys who didn’t make it to 70. I know it’s the random noise one gets all the time, but Jesus!

578
Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:32:28am

re: #575 Franklin

[Embedded content]

Yeah, because a rush to get out a story never turns out wrong.

It would be good if the advent of Twitter gets cable news to become more responsible, since they’re never going to be the first to report anymore.

579
Great White Snark  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:37:59am

Only in California would gun control look like this. The a law is working it’s way through so that a gun that a person makes themselves must be registered. The legislature calls it the ghost gun registration bill but I prefer a more contemporary, accurate and Californian description.

The California Artisanal gun registration bill should be passed.

No sarc ‘cause I don’t want anyone to doubt my real support for the idea, with a little humor.

580
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:38:56am
581
Lidane  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:39:29am

David Bowie. Maurice White. Phife Dawg. Now Prince.

2016 seriously needs to quit killing all of the irreplaceable music legends I grew up with.

582
wrenchwench  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:44:10am
583
Kragar  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:49:41am
584
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:50:29am

Set an egg-timer for the amount of time it will take for conservatives to say terrible things about Prince.

585
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:53:27am

re: #584 Dr. Matt

Set an egg-timer for the amount of time it will take for conservatives to say terrible things about Prince.

The Breitards rise to the occasion: breitbart.com

586
William of Orange  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:53:34am

Just a few weeks after Vanity…

587
Belafon  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:53:58am

re: #583 Kragar

Satan hasn’t been nearly as proactive. Ted Nugent’s still here.

588
lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:54:51am

Prince - Les´t go Crazy (Live 2007)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to celebrate this thing called life.

RIP Prince.

589
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:55:43am

re: #587 Belafon

Satan hasn’t been nearly as proactive. Ted Nugent’s still here.

And Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr.

590
wrenchwench  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:56:05am

I thought a series of Pages about the old guys who are still with us, still touring and writing great music, could counter the series of deprivations, but I know what would happen next.

592
Decatur Deb  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:58:34am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

awww…look at the little one holding great-grandma’s purse.

[Embedded content]

It has the RAF launch codes.

593
lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 10:59:28am
595
Kragar  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:00:55am
596
Jenner7  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:01:45am
597
Teukka  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:03:13am

re: #595 Kragar

[Embedded content]

WAT.

598
ObserverArt  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:05:39am

Just heard from my friend. She is not buying the flu. And believe me when I say, there is no bigger Prince fan in Ohio. So for her to be suspicious says something.

599
Kragar  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:07:08am
600
Decatur Deb  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:08:15am

re: #599 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Is he mocking?

601
lawhawk  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:08:41am

re: #598 ObserverArt

people.com

602
withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:08:45am

Kevin Smith on Prince. Very long but extremely funny and interesting:

Kevin Smith on Prince (funny)

603
Kragar  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:08:47am

re: #600 Decatur Deb

No, he’s stupid.

604
Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:09:05am

re: #557 Franklin

Wait, what?

[Embedded content]

It’s a donation solicitation, and one entirely within the bounds of decency. It doesn’t vilify Islam in general, only the Islamist Radicals. Nor does it vilify liberals, saying only that they will not be as effective in opposing terrorism as is John McCain.

There will be fundraising messages to get mad about, but this isn’t one of them.

605
withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:10:08am

re: #604 Dark_Falcon

It’s a donation solicitation, and one entirely within the bounds of decency. It doesn’t vilify Islam in general, only the Islamist Radicals. Nor does it vilify liberals, saying only that they will not be as effective in opposing terrorism as is John McCain.

There will be fundraising messages to get mad about, but this isn’t one of them.

Nah, I think I’ll get mad about this one without your permission, thanks.

606
Decatur Deb  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:10:21am

re: #603 Kragar

No, he’s stupid.

Blitzer really said that?

607
Belafon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:11:39am

re: #606 Decatur Deb

Blitzer really said that?

If it didn’t happen on TV or in a movie, in Blitzer’s world it didn’t happen.

608
Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:12:06am

re: #605 withak

Nah, I think I’ll get mad about this one without your permission, thanks.

I hope you’re kidding. If you get mad about a wholly within bounds fundraising message like that, you’ll be frothing with Partisan Rabies by Labor Day.

609
jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:13:37am

RIP
Ƭ̵̬̊

610
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:17:18am

re: #608 Dark_Falcon

I hope you’re kidding. If you get mad about a wholly within bounds fundraising message like that, you’ll be frothing with Partisan Rabies by Labor Day.

Partisan Rabies? Is that when no matter what, the initial response is “go team”?

611
withak  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:18:42am

re: #608 Dark_Falcon

I hope you’re kidding. If you get mad about a wholly within bounds fundraising message like that, you’ll be frothing with Partisan Rabies by Labor Day.

As you are an expert on this, perhaps I should take your advice.

612
Big Beautiful Door  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:19:24am

re: #567 BeachDem

Instead of worrying about who uses which bathroom, perhaps there ought to be some laws enacted that stress that if your child uses your loaded gun to inflict harm on him/herself or others, it’s not an accident—it’s criminal negligence.

The Tree of Liberty is thirsty, my friend./

613
wrenchwench  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:20:02am
614
jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:21:10am

re: #610 klys (maker of Silmarils)

In the end stages, it destroys all sense of self-awareness.

615
Franklin  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:21:31am

re: #604 Dark_Falcon

It’s a donation solicitation, and one entirely within the bounds of decency. It doesn’t vilify Islam in general, only the Islamist Radicals. Nor does it vilify liberals, saying only that they will not be as effective in opposing terrorism as is John McCain.

There will be fundraising messages to get mad about, but this isn’t one of them.

Sorry. Not mad. Laughing maybe, but not mad. ELECT JOHN MCCAIN OR THE TERRORISTS WIN!!!!!!!! I voted for McCain for President, and all I got was Word Salad Sarah. So fuck that guy.

616
Dr. Matt  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:21:53am

Ugh

617
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:22:09am

re: #599 Kragar

[Embedded content]

618
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:25:04am
619
jaunte  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:28:36am
620
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:29:46am

MTV is playing Prince music videos.
Seriously, they are.

Doves Cry on now.

621
Timothy Watson  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:31:24am

re: #620 Backwoods_Sleuth

MTV is playing Prince music videos.
Seriously, they are.

Doves Cry on now.

MTV playing music videos? Unpossible.

622
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:32:41am

re: #621 Timothy Watson

MTV playing music videos? Unpossible.

I know!
I haz the stunned…

623
Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:35:07am

re: #610 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Partisan Rabies? Is that when no matter what, the initial response is “go team”?

No, its when you get mad about activities of other political factions that would not be offensive to a reasonable and prudent person.

An example: Republicans should not become angry because a Democrat is arguing for Safe Storage of Firearms laws. This does not preclude opposing such laws or saying that such proposals should be amended to make them more just or more effective, but such opposition or calls for amendment should be done in a respectful and non-enraged manner. To scream “SHUT UP, YOU GUN-GRABBER!!1” is Politically Rabid.

By contrast, if a liberal local writer says that all gun owners are fools and knaves, then it is not Politically Rabid to call that person a gun grabber or to tell them to fuck off. The writer began by going after a broad category of people in an obnoxious and know-nothing manner, and in such cases no respect need be shown.

624
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:37:49am

re: #623 Dark_Falcon

/whooshing noises

625
Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:39:27am

re: #621 Timothy Watson

MTV playing music videos? Unpossible.

They only do it over someone’s dead body…

626
Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:39:54am

re: #624 klys (maker of Silmarils)

/whooshing noises

Reflexive Partisanship is different from Political Rabies.

627
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:42:14am

re: #626 Dark_Falcon

Reflexive Partisanship is different from Political Rabies.

You tell yourself that if it makes you feel better.

628
Dark_Falcon  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:45:09am

re: #627 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You tell yourself that if it makes you feel better.

You asked a question and I answered it. If you didn’t want an answer because you’d already made up your mind you should have let me know with a ‘/rhetorical’ so I would know you didn’t want an answer.

629
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:46:31am

re: #628 Dark_Falcon

You asked a question and I answered it. If you didn’t want an answer because you’d already made up your mind you should have let me know with a ‘/rhetorical’ so I would know you didn’t want an answer.

Hahahahahahaha, oh man.

Downdings from you are always so sweet, Dark.

630
CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:53:20am

I’m gonna leave this here so as not to interfere with the shiny new thread upstairs:

From the article:

Peter Zieve, president of Mukilteo-based Electroimpact, said he is throwing in the towel on his campaign to raise concerns about the mosque and what he says is a link between having a mosque in a community and breeding Islamic radicalization.

“Apparently I have no privacy, and I have no freedom of thought,” Zieve said Wednesday afternoon.

The negative response that he got via email and in local newspapers “just completely overwhelmed me,” he said. “I didn’t anticipate it.” […]

My irony meter just exploded. First Amendment for me, but not for thee, I guess. How dare people (especially Muslims) be offended—I demand free expression without push-back or consequences!

Also see: Mukilteo man says anti-mosque postcards were a mistake

#SMH

631
nines09  Apr 21, 2016 • 11:54:38am

re: #616 Dr. Matt

Ugh

[Embedded content]

Wolf Blitzer. Icon to mediocrity and ineptness.

632
Big Beautiful Door  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:02:20pm

re: #630 CuriousLurker

I’m gonna leave this here so as not to interfere with the shiny new thread upstairs:

[Embedded content]

From the article:

My irony meter just exploded. First Amendment for me, but not for thee, I guess. How dare people (especially Muslims) be offended—I demand free expression without push-back or consequences!

Also see: Mukilteo man says anti-mosque postcards were a mistake

#SMH

Typical rightwing hypocrisy. HOW DARE YOU VIOLATE MY RIGHTS BY CRITICISING ME FOR OPPOSING FREEDOM OF WORSHIP!!!

633
Aunty Entity Dragon  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:15:22pm

re: #185 palomino

Good, Curt Schilling is a mindless tool. He epitomizes the reactionary rural white sports fan, someone who thinks nothing should ever change from his grandpappy’s era, and that all discrimination in America ended when blacks were allowed to compete in traditionally all-white sports.

And, a few years ago, when Schilling lost most of his fortune investing in just ONE video game company, I have to say it couldn’t have happened to someone more deserving. A fool and his money….

Rod Dreher is shitting his pants today over the transgendered social justice warriors that came for Schilling and that are now waiting to cart him off to Dachau.

OK, that’s a provocative image, and Schilling was unwise to post it in this LGBT-McCarthyite environment. But is so bad it merits firing? Besides, I’m pretty sure that a rather huge number of people, especially ESPN viewers, share disgust with how if you aren’t on the Trans Bandwagon, you are basically a neo-Nazi. And honestly, is the commonly held opinion below now the sin that dare not speak its name?:

The outrageous bigoted smear picture that Schilling posted was “unwise” according to Dreher because of a “McCarthy environment”…not because the image was patently grotesque and offensive.

634
Eventual Carrion  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:19:14pm

re: #616 Dr. Matt

Ugh

[Embedded content]

Little Red Duce Coupe was another I enjoyed.

635
CuriousLurker  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:33:17pm

re: #630 CuriousLurker

636
Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 21, 2016 • 12:39:25pm

re: #603 Kragar

No, he’s stupid.

I sure hope he meant to say Purple RAIN and just did the same thing Jimmy Carter did when he gave a tribute to Hubert Horatio Hornblower.


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Trump to Widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He Knew What he… The Atlantic's David A. Graham believes Trump used the controversy to distract reporters. Despite the criticism, Trump continued the discussion on Fox News Radio when he raised doubt about whether or not Obama called his chief of staff, John ...
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Nightmare at PDX In all, Cristina was held for 48 hours with the jail population, though she had committed no crime. She was treated poorly, and denied medical treatment when she requested it. She had no money in her jail phone account ...
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First-Ever Sex Discrimination Legal Network Is Ready to Defend Women in Trump’s America Shortly after the election, the attorneys and advocates who work at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) started having a conversation. It seemed that the incoming Trump administration was likely to move backward on enforcing civil rights, loosening regulations, ...
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Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur ‘Genius’ As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades' worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That's meant ...
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Lies About Black America Are ‘Central’ to Gun Ownership: A Reporter on What We Get Wrong About Gun Violence Lies that the GOP and Donald Trump promote all day long. “If you look at the neighborhoods where [gun violence] is most clustered,” Beckett said, it’s located in areas with high levels of poverty, low levels of education, and ...
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St. Vincent Performs ‘Los Ageless’ One of Stephen's very favorite singer-songwriters collaborates with three pairs of boots to perform a song off her new album "Masseduction". Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: bit.lyFor more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click ...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official) Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theaters December 15. Get your tickets now: fandango.com Visit Star Wars at starwars.comSubscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at youtube.comLike Star Wars on Facebook at ...
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Brazil Branches of US-Based Church Target of Numerous Probes Church Based human trafficking and forced labor -- it's just religious freedom in action.../// When workers made a mistake, such as cutting a frame too short, she says they were screamed at and sometimes even hit to expunge the ...
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Missouri Woman Claims Religious Rights Violated by Abortion Law Those religious freedom laws conservatives are pressing through where ever they can might give fundamentalist xtians more grief than they bargained for. The law compels women to wait 72 hours between their initial visit and the procedure, view an ...
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Lawmakers Call for ‘Stealthing’ to Be Classified as Rape U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced on Wednesday that they would push lawmakers to have "stealthing," or nonconsensual condom removal, classified as rape. In a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee, Maloney and Khanna ...
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