Was There a Clinton-Orchestrated Conspiracy to Shut Down Sanders Facebook Groups? Nope.

A defining characteristic of a cult is readiness to buy into irrational conspiracy theories
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Last night, Bernie Sanders supporters all over the Internet — Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, etc. — went on a conspiracy theory binge because several pro-Sanders Facebook pages had been shut down. And of course the target of these conspiracy theories was, you guessed it, Hillary Clinton. Is there nothing this diabolical “neoliberal” won’t do to sabotage the Bern?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know, thanks to the Daily Beast’s Ben Collins, who actually bothered to contact Facebook and find out what was going on, that there was no Clinton-orchestrated conspiracy behind this.

It was… wait for it… a software bug that affected thousands of Facebook groups, not just pro-Sanders groups. All the groups affected by it were quickly restored. But a lot of Sanders supporters and some media organizations who reported the fake conspiracy as fact now have egg on their faces.

Theories on Sanders’s primary subreddit and Facebook pages quickly popped up, accusing Hillary Clinton supporters of a coordinated effort to report the Sanders pages for threats of violence and child pornography until the pages went down.

Some news organizations appeared to back some of the theories. Paste Magazine headlined one story, “Clinton’s Internet Supporters, Allegedly Using Pornography, Shut Down Bernie Sanders’ Largest Facebook Groups in Coordinated Attack,” while USUnCut ran a story headlined, “Hillary Clinton Trolls Shut Down Pro-Bernie Sanders Facebook Groups.” Salon joined in, too, pointing to a “mystery over booted Bernie Sanders Facebook groups.”

“At least some of the attacks originated from a rival Facebook group of Clinton supporters, reports say,” the Salon story reads.

But Facebook—and now even the affected pro-Sanders groups themselves—say that the real problem was merely a database error that affected more pages than just Sanders-leaning community pages.

“A number of groups were inaccessible for a brief period after one of our automated policies was applied incorrectly,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote. “We corrected the problem within hours and are working to improve our tools.”

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269 comments

1
Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 2:57:39pm

Here are tonight’s Democratic delegate totals by state:

Pennsylvania 189
Maryland 95
Connecticut 55
Rhode Island 24
Delaware 21

Delaware has an odd system in which most of their delegates are divided by county instead of being kept in statewide pools. In a two-person race, this leads to weird results since four of the divisions (Wilmington city, Kent County, Sussex County and PLEOs) have just two delegates in them, which means they’ll split 1-1 unless one candidate wins 3/4 of the vote.

Bottom line: if Hillary wins the state by one vote, she gets 11 delegates and Bernie 10. If she wins 2/3 of the vote spread evenly across the state, she gets… 12 delegates.

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DarknSilentNight  Apr 26, 2016 • 2:57:39pm

Yeah, but who controls Facebook?!?! HILLARY DOES!!!
/sarc

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Jack Burton  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:00:56pm

re: #2 DarknSilentNight

Yeah, but who controls Facebook?!?! HILLARY DOES!!!
/sarc

Zuckerberg is a Grant Wizard in the Hilluminati… or some shit.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:02:10pm

re: #2 DarknSilentNight

Yeah, but who controls Facebook?!?! HILLARY DOES!!!
/sarc

Who keeps the metric system down?

We do!

The Simpsons: Stonecutters Song “We Do”

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:03:23pm

For those who love them there exit polls (Hi, Mr. Robbins!)

No DE or RI exit polls.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:07:07pm

re: #4 Timothy Watson

Who keeps the metric system down?

We do!

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Thank goodness they do… that reminds me, I need to send in my membership dues

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:07:45pm

But did Shillary PLANT THE SOFTWARE BUG!!!!?!1

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:07:57pm

re: #5 Brian J.

For those who love them there exit polls (Hi, Mr. Robbins!)

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No DE or RI exit polls.

Delaware and Rhode Island are small enough that an exit poll would basically be the vote tallies anyway…

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:10:08pm

re: #3 Jack Burton

Hilluminati! Awesome! How do I join? Some arcane secret ritual I presume.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:11:03pm

re: #9 Jebediah, RBG

Hilluminati! Awesome! How do I join? Some arcane secret ritual I presume.

You buy a seat at a $30,000/plate fundraiser. Then the CORRECT TEH RECORDS!!1 checks will start pouring in.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:13:48pm

re: #8 KGxvi

Delaware and Rhode Island are small enough that an exit poll would basically be the vote tallies anyway…

They had general election exit polls in 2008. In 2012, the National Election Pool (a consortium of all the networks and cable nooz channels) didn’t do exit polls for many noncompetitive states, including those two.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:14:32pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:14:59pm

re: #10 Testy Toad T

Oh… that’s a little simpler than I was hoping for. I thought maybe throwing some Bernie-bane on a bonfire under a full moon and some Latin-sounding chants would be involved.

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KGxvi  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:15:07pm

re: #11 Brian J.

They had general election exit polls in 2008. In 2012, the National Election Pool (a consortium of all the networks and cable nooz channels) didn’t do exit polls for many noncompetitive states, including those two.

I was just making a joke about the size of the state populations.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:16:21pm

re: #14 KGxvi

I was just making a joke about the size of the state populations.

I know, but they really have had exit polls in the past when people decided they were worth the effort. And there’ll probably be more voters in both states than the Nevada caucuses, which had entrance polls.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:17:41pm

re: #12 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This was pretty cool:

Supersharp Mars Photos Show UK’s Long-Lost Beagle 2 Lander

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If you squint, you can juuust make out Sanders’ Maryland odds.

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No Depression  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:18:43pm

How much did Hillary pay for this post?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:19:45pm

Hillary threatened to Vince Foster FB if they told the truth!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:21:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:24:12pm

FYI:
Pretty hard for the rain gauge to get a good measurement when the rain is horizontal…

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:24:17pm

This is something I’ve sort of been mulling over in my head for a while. Something about the power of language, and how we let it shape our thoughts.

I’m not sure how to start this comment.

Consistently calling the man “Bernie” drives me a little bit crazy. It implies a level of collegiality, of close personal friendship, that does not exist between the supporter and the candidate. And it’s a diminutive up-tailing tone that almost forces the subconscious to think of the guy as a pal, as something harmless, anything but a serious adult politician.

Bernie would never over-promise a unicorn fart he can’t deliver (but Senator Sanders might)
Bernie can totally identify with your student loans and he’s just, like, he gets it, man (but Senator Sanders hasn’t been in school for fifty years)

Bernie Bernie Bernie jesus it sounds like tween girls shrieking about a new pop star. It’s maddening, but more importantly I really do think it disarms a skeptical part of the listener’s/speaker’s brain.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:25:14pm

Check out this hashtag to see a deluge of utter wackiness reminiscent of Ron Paulians at their nuttiest.

#BernieFacebookPurge

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:26:10pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Sheesh. The train from Kook-a-monga loads from right and left both.

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:27:13pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:27:19pm

re: #21 Testy Toad T

Consistently calling the man “Bernie” drives me a little bit crazy. It implies a level of collegiality, of close personal friendship, that does not exist between the supporter and the candidate. And it’s a diminutive up-tailing tone that almost forces the subconscious to think of the guy as a pal, as something harmless, anything but a serious adult politician.

I have a similar reaction to Ted Cruz’ half-assed half-anglicized name. Why not stick with Rafael Cruz? Or go all the way and call yourself Ted Cross? It smacks of unhealthy calculation when your name seems focus-grouped.

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blueraven  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:28:25pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Boy, that Lee Camp dude is fucked up in the head. I didn’t know who he was until I googled him. He is a real hater and a nut job. RT America…should have guessed.

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:30:16pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:31:27pm
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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:31:58pm

re: #24 Tigger2

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I’m waiting for the Berniebros to attack me, I block as many of them as I do wingnuts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:32:37pm

Welp, we spent the first 2 days of Passover in Toronto and I said to my son I LOVE YOUR PRIME MINISTER and he’s like Oh Noes He’s Letting Teh Syrian Refugees Into Our Country and Harper would never do that!!!! and I’m like rolling my eyes and MOAR WINES PLEASE.

Now we are back in Detroit and my oldest son in New York is coming over tonight and he is a Trump supporter so I bought a bunch of wines that I know he loves and I’m getting a head start.

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allegro  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:33:18pm

re: #13 Jebediah, RBG

Oh… that’s a little simpler than I was hoping for. I thought maybe throwing some Bernie-bane on a bonfire under a full moon and some Latin-sounding chants would be involved.

I’m pretty sure ya gotta dance nekkid around a bonfire too.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:33:57pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

Downright Trumpish derp gallop.

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mmmirele  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:34:10pm

I work in enterprise availability for a too big to fail financial institution, and there’s a lot of things which could have gone wrong here. Facebook says “one of the automated policies was applied incorrectly”. I could think of a bunch of reasons why that might have happened. I’m thinking it was either good old human error (“they punched button A instead of button B”) or it tested fine in the lower environments, but once the policy was put into production, it ran into an issue which hadn’t shown up before.

In all my years of working in enterprise availability, I’ve only run into one issue (and it wasn’t an issue I did, one of my coworkers handled it) where what happened could have been called deliberate. This was where someone pressed an emergency power-off switch in a building which, among other things, housed many servers. While nobody actually came out and said, “that person deliberately did it,” it sounded for all the world like, “that person deliberately did it.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:34:35pm

re: #8 KGxvi

Delaware and Rhode Island are small enough that an exit poll would basically be the vote tallies anyway…

Or not, according to Tim Robbins.
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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:34:49pm
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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:35:30pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

Welp, we spent the first 2 days of Passover in Toronto and I said to my son I LOVE YOUR PRIME MINISTER and he’s like Oh Noes He’s Letting Teh Syrian Refugees Into Our Country and Harper would never do that!!!! and I’m like rolling my eyes and MOAR WINES PLEASE.

Now we are back in Detroit and my oldest son in New York is coming over tonight and he is a Trump supporter so I bought a bunch of wines that I know he loves and I’m getting a head start.

Our most recent political controversy centers around Trump making fun of how another candidate eats. Canada’s most recent political controversy concerned how well the Prime Minister understands quantum computing. As a nation, what did we do wrong?

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Jenner7  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:36:23pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

One of the replies:

Hahaha. He’s just a big fat joke now.

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jaunte  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:37:11pm
A number of groups were inaccessible for a brief period after one of our automated policies was applied incorrectly,” a Facebook spokesperson wrote. “We corrected the problem within hours and are working to improve our tools.”

OMG Facebook was in on it!!! And they have all our personal information!!!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:38:06pm

re: #17 No Depression

How much did Hillary pay for this post?

And what’s our percentage for commenting on it?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:40:02pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Jesus.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:40:51pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.

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The Engineer Lobuno  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:41:36pm

re: #25 Brian J.

I have a similar reaction to Ted Cruz’ half-assed half-anglicized name. Why not stick with Rafael Cruz? Or go all the way and call yourself Ted Cross? It smacks of unhealthy calculation when your name seems focus-grouped.

There might be more than meet the eye here. It’s not uncommon for bilingual people to get a nickname in the other language, especially in the local language. That’s a possibility.

Then again, we’re talking about Ted Cruz.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:41:44pm

Well Shaun has already set the narrative we’ll see tonight. This shit is obnoxious from wingers claiming fraud is why Obama beat them twice and it’s when Sanders supporters do the same.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:41:58pm

re: #37 Jenner7

I just. That’s depressing.

The Internet is excellent for watching people make fools of themselves.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:42:34pm

re: #21 Testy Toad T

This is something I’ve sort of been mulling over in my head for a while. Something about the power of language, and how we let it shape our thoughts.

I’m not sure how to start this comment.

Consistently calling the man “Bernie” drives me a little bit crazy. It implies a level of collegiality, of close personal friendship, that does not exist between the supporter and the candidate. And it’s a diminutive up-tailing tone that almost forces the subconscious to think of the guy as a pal, as something harmless, anything but a serious adult politician.

Bernie would never over-promise a unicorn fart he can’t deliver (but Senator Sanders might)
Bernie can totally identify with your student loans and he’s just, like, he gets it, man (but Senator Sanders hasn’t been in school for fifty years)

Bernie Bernie Bernie jesus it sounds like tween girls shrieking about a new pop star. It’s maddening, but more importantly I really do think it disarms a skeptical part of the listener’s/speaker’s brain.

Interesting observation.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:43:36pm

re: #43 HappyWarrior

Well Shaun has already set the narrative we’ll see tonight. This shit is obnoxious from wingers claiming fraud is why Obama beat them twice and it’s when Sanders supporters do the same.

“Sanders Voters Too Dumb To Vote”?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:44:09pm

re: #46 Blind Frog Belly White

“Sanders Voters Too Dumb To Vote”?

FrAuD!

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:44:28pm

re: #46 Blind Frog Belly White

“Sanders Voters Too Dumb To Vote”?

“It Works Better When You Plug It In”?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:45:32pm

re: #48 Brian J.

“It Works Better When You Plug It In”?

“Have You Tried Rebooting The Computer”?

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jaunte  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:45:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:46:35pm

I still like the one where Clinton suppressed votes in a borough that she won because that makes total sense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:47:26pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Looks like the same machines we have here in the backwoods.
When it’s turned on, it’s lit up blinking like a pinball machine.

Shaun is an idiot.

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:47:27pm

Nope wouldn’t do this.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:48:55pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

I still like the one where Clinton suppressed votes in a borough that she won because that makes total sense.

Well, you know, she has to appear above suspicion so she hurt her own cause in order to make it more plausible

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:49:43pm

re: #48 Brian J.

“It Works Better When You Plug It In”?

At one startup where I worked, the guy who did IT (among other things) told me that he always asked, “Is it plugged in?”, and everyone always responded angrily, but it was THE most frequent cause of failures.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:50:07pm

re: #53 Tigger2

Nope wouldn’t do this.

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I would. It’s enclosed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:50:28pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

I still like the one where Clinton suppressed votes in a borough that she won because that makes total sense.

Well, it worked for her in Arizona!
amirite?????

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:50:39pm

re: #55 gocart mozart

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No Bobby Knight in a bright red sweater? For shame.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:51:01pm

re: #53 Tigger2

Nope wouldn’t do this.

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Lessee - Claustrophobia, and a fear of death, and a fear of having no control….

Nope! Not for me, either.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:51:26pm

re: #56 Blind Frog Belly White

At one startup where I worked, the guy who did IT (among other things) told me that he always asked, “Is it plugged in?”, and everyone always responded angrily, but it was THE most frequent cause of failures.

There’s a reason why “turn the power on” and “reboot the computer” are at the top of every single tech support script ever.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:51:32pm

Remember when Bernie lost on the first Super Tuesday because Bill was traveling from polling station to polling station and physically blocking people from voting?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:51:36pm

re: #26 blueraven

Boy, that Lee Camp dude is fucked up in the head. I didn’t know who he was until I googled him. He is a real hater and a nut job. RT America…should have guessed.

He’s horrible. This is the guy Tim Robbins retweeted yesterday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:51:55pm

re: #60 Blind Frog Belly White

Lessee - Claustrophobia, and a fear of death, and a fear of having no control….

Nope! Not for me, either.

If the building is on fire and that’s the only way out….

maybe….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:53:44pm

It’s a shame. I stood up for Robbins and Susan Sarandon when they got shit for opposing the Iraq War but Tim and Susan are being boneheaded idiots here because they can’t accept their candidate is losing. Welcome to politics guys.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:54:05pm

Margin call Bernie bros. Time to settle up.

Turn the machines back on!!! Turn the machines back on!!!

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:55:09pm

re: #61 thedopefishlives

Quickly followed by are all the connections properly seated. And are the batteries toast for the wireless mice/keyboards.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:55:31pm

538, I love you.

After tonight, Sanders and his advisors are going to “reassess” his campaign, according to The New York Times, though the paper said Sanders “is adamant that he will remain in the race until the Democratic convention this summer.”

What Sanders is doing here is basically the political equivalent of the freshman year of college “Thanksgiving talk,” that five-day period during which high school sweethearts would initiate a slow, painful breakup that would be completed by the end of Christmas break so as to be free-and-clear to date, say, that cute baseball player in their hallway come second semester.

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allegro  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:56:24pm

re: #57 Stanley Sea

I would. It’s enclosed.

I would too (as long as an elevator took me to the top). Looks like a blast.

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SirMixALot  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:56:31pm

Bernie supporters have officially morphed into RWNJs. The conspiracy theories, the denial of facts, the disrespect they show to anyone who disagrees with them, dox and harassment of super-delegates and now paranoia.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:56:38pm

re: #68 Testy Toad T

538, I love you.

Ha that’s good.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:58:20pm
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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:58:52pm

So Hillary will win everything, except the states she doesn’t win. I think.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:59:51pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

I’m shocked that the machine wasn’t on. Or that the person didn’t try to press any of the other candidates. Only Bernie. Hinky. That’s Shaun’s proof of problem? Nope. Only that the person in the video was pushin’ propaganda.

Because the vote isn’t counted until you hit vote on the bottom bar of the machine (and this machine looks a lot like the ones we use here in NJ).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 26, 2016 • 3:59:59pm

Bernie Bros are like wingnuts without the religious stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:00:07pm

BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!

Ryan obviously found the key to Boehner’s liquor cabinet…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:00:23pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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Someone should take that dataset, and recast it as Sanders trying to steal the exit polls.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:00:55pm

re: #77 Blind Frog Belly White

Someone should take that dataset, and recast it as Sanders trying to steal the exit polls.

You mean like the joke about the naive actress who slept with the writer?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:01:36pm

re: #78 Brian J.

You mean like the joke about the naive actress who slept with the writer?

?

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Csarneson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:02:00pm

I think this article is at least somewhat factually wrong. Yes Facebook admitted an error in their code. I suspect that was related to how the various groups were suspended not the child porn directly.

It still looks like somebody planted all the porn on those sites. That was not a facebook bug according to anything I have read. It may have been at least partially attributed to the Casey Champagne that the DailyBeast article refers to. Most likely it was put there by some really creepy Hillary supporter. Frankly I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes if some of the porn was indeed child-porn. Possessing anything like that is enough to be arrested over.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:02:39pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!

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Ryan obviously found the key to Boehner’s liquor cabinet…

Oh that’s good. Next he’ll tell us conservatives are hip too because Ronald Reagan was aware of rock music and skateboarding.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:02:41pm

yawn….

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:03:24pm

re: #80 Csarneson

Much more likely that a 4chan idiot did it.
They’ve done so in the past.

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:04:09pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!

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Ryan obviously found the key to Boehner’s liquor cabinet…

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:05:32pm

I am sure there are some Hillary Clinton supporters who are resorting to underhanded, foul methods to (in their mind) improve her chances of getting the nomination. It would be pretty surprising if there weren’t.

That’s why we always speak in grand sweeping ways about “disavowing” surrogates and whether a campaign specifically orchestrated an action and SuperPAC collusion and so on. There are random fringe idiots in every large group.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:05:36pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

That whole twitter feed is full of righteous snark.
XD

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Nojay UK  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:05:37pm

re: #83 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Much more likely that a 4chan idiot did it.
They’ve done so in the past.

I’ve seen comments that 4chan is claiming they did it but it’s 4chan so who knows. They do love a “let’s you and him fight” scenario.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:06:46pm

I like the weasel-word of “planting”, though.

It’s Facebook. It’s one big open comment section. Somebody allegedly made a nasty comment full of nastiness.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:08:26pm

re: #70 SirMixALot

Bernie supporters have officially morphed into RWNJs. The conspiracy theories, the denial of facts, the disrespect they show to anyone who disagrees with them, dox and harassment of super-delegates and now paranoia.

I mentioned before that the Berniebros were basically acting like the Luap Nor supporters of old.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:09:02pm

re: #89 thedopefishlives

I mentioned before that the Berniebros were basically acting like the Luap Nor supporters of old.

A bunch of the Berniebros ARE the Luap Nor supporters of old.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:09:06pm
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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:09:20pm

re: #87 Nojay UK

I’ve seen comments that 4chan is claiming they did it but it’s 4chan so who knows. They do love a “let’s you and him fight” scenario.

They’re usually my first ‘suspects’ when creepy/illegal shit like that is going on in the intertoobz.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:09:49pm

Seriously. WTF.

Witnesses told the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office that a child in the back seat of a car got hold of a gun and fired a single bullet into the driver’s back.

The incident happened in the southbound lanes of I-41/State Hwy. 175 around 10:30 a.m., according to officials.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:09:57pm

re: #88 Testy Toad T

I like the weasel-word of “planting”, though.

It’s Facebook. It’s one big open comment section. Somebody allegedly made a nasty comment full of nastiness.

Where’s there a mention of actual porn being posted? The article linked above doesn’t include any, and since the assertion is that the post here is at least partially factually incorrect, I would normally expect some evidence to back that up.

Normally, but I saw who posted the comment and really don’t expect much.

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Testy Toad T  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:10:37pm

re: #92 Not a Sparkly Vampire

They’re usually my first ‘suspects’ when creepy/illegal shit like that is going on in the intertoobz.

It is the most intellectually parsimonious explanation, and thus a good default answer.

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Velvet Elvis  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:10:57pm

FWIW, it was a handful of Clinton supporters in one particularly obnoxious pro-Clinton FB group that did it.

I wouldn’t want to tar all FB Clinton supporters for the bad deeds of just an obnoxious minority, after all.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:11:58pm

Look, there’s a key moral to the story here and the moral is keep politics off of Facebook, dammit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:12:03pm

re: #93 lawhawk

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Seriously. WTF.

And this is an issue that Bernie Sanders has proven himself too scared to take the gun lobby on. Maybe if Wall Street owned the gun companies, he would. Snark.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:12:09pm

re: #95 Testy Toad T

It is the most intellectually parsimonious explanation, and thus a good default answer.

It’s an… interesting place, that’s for sure.
Basically, some parts of it are the worst humanity has to offer.
Some do it on purpose, some for shits and giggles other because they are just crazy.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:12:16pm

re: #80 Csarneson

I think this article is at least somewhat factually wrong. Yes Facebook admitted an error in their code. I suspect that was related to how the various groups were suspended not the child porn directly.

It still looks like somebody planted all the porn on those sites. That was not a facebook bug according to anything I have read. It may have been at least partially attributed to the Casey Champagne that the DailyBeast article refers to. Most likely it was put there by some really creepy Hillary supporter. Frankly I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes if some of the porn was indeed child-porn. Possessing anything like that is enough to be arrested over.

Uh…

Facebook sources told The Daily Beast that thousands of groups went down due to the database error on Monday night and said Sanders’s groups were part of a “much broader” selection of affected groups. A source couldn’t say if reporting users had anything to do with the outages, but said the bans were so widespread that Sanders-focused groups were “a drop in the bucket.”

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:13:39pm

re: #97 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Look, there’s a key moral to the story here and the moral is keep politics off of Facebook, dammit.

/

That’s what I took away from it.

/Get off my lawn

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:14:22pm

The irony to me of Sanders supporters complaining about poor treatment are these are the people who think it’s okay to harass delegates who support Clinton.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:14:25pm

re: #80 Csarneson

You might also find this relevant to your complaint.

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:15:16pm

re: #103 Charles Johnson

You might also find this relevant to your complaint.

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Glad the campaign isn’t humoring the conspiracy bullshit.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:15:30pm

re: #96 Velvet Elvis

FWIW, it was a handful of Clinton supporters in one particularly obnoxious pro-Clinton FB group that did it.

This smacks of an unsupported assertion that is completely at odds with Facebook’s explanation. Do you have any proof?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:15:50pm

re: #103 Charles Johnson

They’re only saying that because they know that if they pushed back on this, they’d get taken off Facebook for good.

//////////

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:08pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Glad the campaign isn’t humoring the conspiracy bullshit.

I don’t think that group is actually affiliated with the Sanders campaign.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:20pm

Just normal internet bullshit drama.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:30pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

I don’t think that group is actually affiliated with the Sanders campaign.

Ah okay.

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Velvet Elvis  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:31pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

Uh…

There are screenshots of Clinton supporters publicly claiming responsibility and being congratulated for it. It’s possible they just thought the did it when it was something bigger, but the timing is odd.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:54pm

re: #108 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Just normal internet bullshit drama.

Another day in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.

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TedStriker  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:16:55pm

re: #53 Tigger2

Nope wouldn’t do this.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:17:09pm

re: #96 Velvet Elvis

FWIW, it was a handful of Clinton supporters in one particularly obnoxious pro-Clinton FB group that did it.

I wouldn’t want to tar all FB Clinton supporters for the bad deeds of just an obnoxious minority, after all.

Actually, no, that isn’t what did it at all. It was a database error that affected thousands of Facebook groups.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:17:44pm

re: #110 Velvet Elvis

There are screenshots of Clinton supporters publicly claiming responsibility and being congratulated for it. It’s possible they just thought the did it when it was something bigger, but the timing is odd.

…you mean the congratulations coming from someone who three weeks ago was putting together a fundraiser for Bernie in CA, per the article linked in the post above?

Here, I’ll make it easier for you:

Still, some conspiracies pervaded. One Reddit post, titled “Proof of Hillary Brigading on Social Media,” shows a screenshotted post by a Facebook user named Jeremiah Watson next to Champagne’s post.
“Hey keep up the good work,” the screenshot says. “Keep reporting any Bernie Sanders groups you see.”
In the past three weeks, however, Watson posted from the same Facebook account declaring himself a Trump supporter in the group “Trump Strong” and a Sanders supporter in a separate post.
On April 9, Watson created a GoFundMe account called “California for bernie sanders” [sic].
“Hey everyone, I started a fundraising campaign for ‘California for bernie sanders,’” he wrote. “Please tap to donate.”
At press time, the page had received no donations.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:18:22pm

The likely outcome from all that Bernie bucks spent (and outspending Hillary by a significant margin)? Massive losses across the board.

Bernie’s still got a ton of money to burn, but it’s not changing minds. Democrats just aren’t buying his message.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:18:24pm

re: #110 Velvet Elvis

There are screenshots of Clinton supporters publicly claiming responsibility and being congratulated for it. It’s possible they just thought the did it when it was something bigger, but the timing is odd.

Any anonymous person can claim credit for anything. That means nothing. The “People for Bernie Sanders” group made it clear there was no conspiracy or attack. Why don’t you believe them?

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TedStriker  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:19:25pm

re: #66 lawhawk

Margin call Bernie bros. Time to settle up.

Turn the machines back on!!! Turn the machines back on!!!

“Turn those machines back on!” :-)

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Velvet Elvis  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:19:56pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

Actually, no, that isn’t what did it at all. It was a database error that affected thousands of Facebook groups.

Can we agree that there are conflicting accounts and honestly this is some pretty petty bullshit?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:19:59pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:20:39pm

The magical balance fairy wants to stay far away from this bullshit, thank you very much.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:20:43pm

re: #115 lawhawk

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The likely outcome from all that Bernie bucks spent (and outspending Hillary by a significant margin)? Massive losses across the board.

Bernie’s still got a ton of money to burn, but it’s not changing minds. Democrats just aren’t buying his message.

It’s discrimination against the less competent, I tells ya!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:21:40pm

re: #115 lawhawk

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The likely outcome from all that Bernie bucks spent (and outspending Hillary by a significant margin)? Massive losses across the board.

Bernie’s still got a ton of money to burn, but it’s not changing minds. Democrats just aren’t buying his message.

But people just don’t know Bernie or maybe they have gotten to know him and they’re not feeling the Bern.//

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Csarneson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:22:53pm

re: #103 Charles Johnson

Thanks. That’s different than I had read earlier. I appreciate the clarification.

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TedStriker  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:23:27pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Tag, you’re it!”

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:23:35pm

Aw, shucks.
I wanted to blame 4chan!
/:P

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:23:51pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:24:17pm

re: #125 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Aw, shucks.
I wanted to blame 4chan!
/:P

Why are you going to let something as minor as reality stop you? Nobody else is bothering with that this campaign season.

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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:24:34pm

re: #93 lawhawk

For all of the right-wing screaming about how “dangerous” it is for kids to be exposed to transgendered persons in bathrooms, incidents in which some of our very young citizens use guns to take their lives and the lives of others don’t seem to elicit even one comment demand that adults should be responsible gun owners. What we do hear are calls for prayers for the family and reiterated support for the 2nd Amendment. This is what, for me, puts the lie to the right-wing claim to be pro-life. What good is saving a fetus and having the kid grow up, get his/her hands on an unsecured gun and blow his, her, and/or someone else’s life away? I’m not afraid of transgendered persons using the same bathroom I use, but I am very afraid of being shot by someone who has an “accident ” with a gun in my presence.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:25:12pm

re: #127 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why are you going to let something as minor as reality stop you? Nobody else is bothering with that this campaign season.

Because dismissing reality is Teh Hard.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:25:41pm

re: #130 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Because dismissing reality is Teh Hard.

Damn you critical thinking skills!!!
/shakes fist at clouds

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:25:58pm

re: #127 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why are you going to let something as minor as reality stop you? Nobody else is bothering with that this campaign season.

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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mmmirele  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:26:00pm

re: #61 thedopefishlives

There’s a reason why “turn the power on” and “reboot the computer” are at the top of every single tech support script ever.

Which is why I love “The IT Crowd” from the UK. I spent five years on a tech help desk and I don’t know how many times I asked “Have you turned your computer off and on again?” Probably thousands of times.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:26:24pm

re: #133 mmmirele

Which is why I love “The IT Crowd” from the UK. I spent five years on a tech help desk and I don’t know how many times I asked “Have you turned your computer off and on again?” Probably thousands of times.

Answers a good 98% of problems with smartphones too.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:26:40pm

Is it plugged in?

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:28:09pm

re: #3 Jack Burton

Zuckerberg is a Grant Wizard in the Hilluminati… or some shit.

Isn’t Zuckerberg running as an Independent presidential candidate???

(heh…saw that in a thread around here somewhere)

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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:28:41pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

I noted last night that someone owes the Clinton campaign an apology, and that it would not be coming. The meme has been set that Clinton has paid those of us who are on Facebook to take down pages of groups that support Sanders. Expect to continue reading about it.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:28:43pm

re: #110 Velvet Elvis

Screenshots are not evidence, they’re way too easy to fake using any browser. For example:

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CuriousLurker  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:29:06pm

re: #89 thedopefishlives

I mentioned before that the Berniebros were basically acting like the Luap Nor supporters of old.

Now that you mention it, I started poking around Right Wing Watch after reading the Alex Jones post and saw one about the founder of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. I eventually ended up over at SPLC reading his “Extremist File,” in which I encountered a whole bunch of crap that sounded really familiar, not the least of which is him referring to HRC as “Hitlery” as far back as 2008:

In His Own Words
“Imagine that Herr Hitlery [Hillary Clinton] is sworn in as president in 2009. After a conveniently timed ‘domestic terrorism’ incident (just a coincidence, of course) … she promptly crams a United Nations mandated total ban on the private possession of firearms. … But Hitlery goes further, proclaiming a national emergency and declaring the entire militia movement (and anyone else Morris Dees labels ‘extremists’) to be ‘enemy combatants.’ … Hitlery declares that such citizens are subject to secret military detention without jury trial, ‘enhanced’ interrogation techniques, and trial before a military tribunal hand-picked by the dominatrix-in-chief herself. Hitlery then orders police, National Guard troops and active military to go house-to-house to disarm the American people and ‘black-bag’ those on a list of ‘known terrorists,’ with orders to shoot all resisters.”
—“Enemy at the Gates” column in S.W.A.T Magazine, April 2008

[…]

splcenter.org

And then the Luap Nor connection—revolution! According to Rhodes, Paul was apparently the hapless victim of a “full-blown smear campaign” because he was “a real threat to the political establishment.” Sound familiar?

After college, his first politically oriented job was supervising interns in Washington, D.C., for libertarian Ron Paul, then a Republican congressman from Texas. Rhodes subsequently attended Yale Law School, graduating in 2004, and clerked for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan. A trial lawyer and libertarian, he later volunteered on Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Rhodes’ experience with the Paul campaign prompted one of his first documented diatribes in the political arena. Appearing on his blog in January 2008, the post blasts political opponents’ charges that Paul was linked to hate groups and racists. (The congressman’s Ron Paul Report, in fact, did contain many racist statements over the years, but Paul has claimed that he did not write or read them). Using the fevered language that would become his trademark, Rhodes railed against the “full-blown smear campaign.” Calling it a “lame attempt at guilt by association” and “stupid,” he added, “This only tells me that Ron Paul is a real threat to the political establishment, and they are pulling out all the stops in an attempt to stop the Ron Paul Revolution.” […]

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:29:14pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:29:15pm

re: #117 TedStriker

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“Mortimer! Your brother is having a heart attack!”

“Fuck him!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:29:18pm

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

The timing is fishsticks is my new favorite phrase.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:30:40pm

In an electrical engineering class way back in the day, it was:
1. Is it turned on?
2. If it is, turn it off and turn it back on.
3. If that doesn’t work, unplug it for five minutes.
4. If that doesn’t work, smack it (seriously, that was the instruction).

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:30:52pm

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

Screenshots are not evidence, they’re way too easy to fake using any browser. For example:

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That was comedy gold. “The timing is fishsticks.” Wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey!

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:30:52pm

re: #128 majii

When a politician calls for thoughts and prayers for victims of firearms violence, and does nothing more (the stock response for GOP politicians), it shows that they’re quite at ease with the violence and the butcher’s bill.

Senseless murders like Sandy Hook got no national action because the NRA opposed any further tightening of existing laws/rules or better enforcing existing laws. They oppose closing loopholes or restricting access. They talk about how it’s a mental health problem.

Then when someone who has mental health issues kills someone (or themselves), they shrug their shoulders and move on.

It’s infuriating and ignores that the 2A is not unconditional. There are limits, and it’s clear that there are certain kinds of weapons that really shouldn’t be in civilian hands.

We do need better mental health screening and comprehensive mental health treatment (if it’s part of ACA coverage, you can be sure the GOP opposes that too).

So yes, the GOP isn’t so much pro-life as they are pro-birth and pro-gun. Life, and living (with life liberty and pursuit of happiness to borrow a phrase) has taken a back seat to the 2A extremists and the GOP generally.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:31:16pm

I understand that the back of his shirt says “Make America Great Again”.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:31:45pm

re: #139 CuriousLurker

I wasn’t just saying that for no good reason. I didn’t have hard proof like that, but let’s face it - the overall tone and approach of the Berniebros is identical to the Luap Nor R-love-ution.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:32:34pm

re: #96 Velvet Elvis

FWIW, it was a handful of Clinton supporters in one particularly obnoxious pro-Clinton FB group that did it.

I wouldn’t want to tar all FB Clinton supporters for the bad deeds of just an obnoxious minority, after all.

And your proof is…?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:32:43pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:32:49pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

In an electrical engineering class way back in the day, it was:
1. Is it turned on?
2. If it is, turn it off and turn it back on.
3. If that doesn’t work, unplug it for five minutes.
4. If that doesn’t work, smack it (seriously, that was the instruction).

Percussive maintenance, as we in the computing trade call it. It’s a well-known solution to a number of mechanico-electrical ills. Particularly common in the days of CRT monitors, dot matrix printers, and actually hard drives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:34:47pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

Percussive maintenance, as we in the computing trade call it. It’s a well-known solution to a number of mechanico-electrical ills. Particularly common in the days of CRT monitors, dot matrix printers, and actually hard drives.

I had a hefty block of jade back then that was applied fairly often to a cranky console television.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:35:15pm

re: #149 Dr. Matt

Susan Sarandon says she couldn’t imagine being comfortable with a Hillary Clinton candidacy

Then you’re gonna LOVE her Presidency.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:35:24pm

Certain polling places will stay open late to make up for being late to open this morning.

No doubt Bernie’s hoping those 4 polling places will make up the 30 point deficit he’s faced going in. /

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:35:50pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had a hefty block of jade back then that was applied fairly often to a cranky console television.

Seems….
Excessive.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:36:09pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

Percussive maintenance, as we in the computing trade call it. It’s a well-known solution to a number of mechanico-electrical ills. Particularly common in the days of CRT monitors, dot matrix printers, and actually hard drives.

oh, and I had a hard drive about 20 years ago that had to be smacked every single time on startup to get it going.

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MsJ  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:37:03pm

re: #53 Tigger2

Nope wouldn’t do this.

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I would TOTALLY hit that slide!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:37:11pm

re: #154 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Seems….
Excessive.

It worked and was cheaper than buying a new tv

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:37:35pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had a hefty block of jade back then that was applied fairly often to a cranky console television.

We had an old Zenith TV on which the sound would go out periodically, and which required being hit at just the right spot on the right side, with the proper force.

I suspect a loose tube socket.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:37:41pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

I had a hefty block of jade back then that was applied fairly often to a cranky console television.

My preferred technique was a sharp rap with the flats of my fingers. More obstinate items got thumped with the side of a closed fist. Monitors and TV’s mostly.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:38:11pm

SMH, old people.
/

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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:38:19pm

re: #149 Dr. Matt

I D C. I don’t care. I’m wondering what gives her the idea that her opinion is so wonderful that millions will listen and follow her lead. So far, I have yet to come up with one reason why I’d let her or anyone else tell me for whom to support/vote.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:38:27pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

It worked and was cheaper than buying a new tv

I don’t think my parents understood the words ‘New TV’ outside the context of “We’re not getting a…”

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Aye Pod  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:38:47pm

Cool that Salon is continuing their foray into comedy. Just waiting for HA Goodman to post “10 reasons why Bernie Sanders will stand as a third party and save America”.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:39:52pm

re: #163 Aye Pod

Cool that Salon is continuing their foray into comedy. Just waiting for HA Goodman to post “10 reasons why Bernie Sanders will stand as a third party and save America”.

So if Bernie and Trump both go rogue, would that mean we have a double two-party system?

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:40:32pm

re: #164 thedopefishlives

So if Bernie and Trump both go rogue, would that mean we have a double two-party system?

Only if it’s secret.

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No Depression  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:41:09pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:41:11pm

re: #165 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Only if it’s secret.

SHADOW GOVERNMENT!!!11!111!

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Jack Burton  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:42:31pm

re: #163 Aye Pod

Cool that Salon is continuing their foray into comedy. Just waiting for HA Goodman to post “10 reasons why Bernie Sanders will stand as a third party and save America”.

That Mister HAGOODMANAUTHOR to you!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:42:45pm
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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:42:55pm

re: #158 Blind Frog Belly White

That Zenith sounds like the one we had when I was growing up. We got one channel on the thing, so my dad installed an antenna. On good nights, we could pick up a snowy channel out of Columbus, GA and we could sometimes pick up another snowy channel out of Atlanta. Nowadays, I have multiple channels, but I still think there’s very little on TV worth watching. The History, Discovery Channel, and A&E are so far removed from what they once were that I don’t bother tuning into them anymore.

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:43:20pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t know how much of the bad weather you got but we had a tornado touch down about 55 miles south east of where I live.

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b.d.  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:43:27pm

re: #37 Jenner7

One of the replies:

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Hahaha. He’s just a big fat joke now.

Shaun King is getting more ridiculous by the day.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:51:33pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

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BRILLIANT!
#WINNING

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:51:55pm

re: #169 goddamnedfrank

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Yep that would have helped him with the A.A. and Hispanic voter problem he has.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:52:37pm

re: #173 Not a Sparkly Vampire

BRILLIANT!
#WINNING

Attacking a popular president in his party while attempting to succeed him. Shit if Bernie had been that stupid, he would have done worse.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:52:53pm

Maryland results will be delayed by an hour, apparently. Four polling locations opened late and will be held open an extra hour.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:52:54pm

Oops. Sorry. Little software error there on my part. All is fine now. No Facebook groups were deleted.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:52:58pm

Are comments borked?

Never mind.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:18pm

re: #174 Tigger2

Yep that would have helped him with the A.A. and Hispanic voter problem he has.

Don’t you know that Bernie understands civil rights better than Obama does?//

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Tigger2  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:25pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

Oops. Sorry. Little software error there on my part. All is fine now. No Facebook groups were deleted.

lol

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:35pm

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

Are comments borked?

RON PAUL.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:35pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

Oops. Sorry. Little software error there on my part. All is fine now. No Facebook groups were deleted.

CONSPIRACY!!!!!!!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:40pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

Oops. Sorry. Little software error there on my part. All is fine now. No Facebook groups were deleted.

What’s all this porn doing on my FB page?
//

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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:53:42pm

re: #174 Tigger2

Yeah, what a wonderful idea. /s/
If he had done that, he would have been whining even more about losing POC, myself included. It takes coalitions of Americans to win, and only an idjit would piss off a group s/he needed to win the WH. Reality doesn’t seem to be a friend of whoever wrote the article. Obama can’t run again, and trashing him would play right into the hands of the right-wing. I read yesterday that McConnell is telling GOP/TPers to invoke the president’s name at every turn in their reelection campaigns. With what they’ve already said about him, it appears to me that they might need to make up some more lies to use. Maybe they can hire Frank Luntz again to create some new anti-Obama talking points for them.

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:54:01pm

I predict a very early night.

I’m betting that DE, MD and PA will be called within 30 minutes of the polls closing. CT and RI shortly after that.

And the front running Trump and Clinton campaigns will rack up the delegates. Leaving their opponents to despair that their chances just got obliterated (again).

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:54:11pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ‎@Green_Footballs

LOL. That machine isn’t turned on.


@ShaunKing

6:30 PM - 26 Apr 2016

I don’t know about anyone else, but I am getting real tired of this kind of stupid bullshit. I cannot believe that in 2016 people are being this dense.

But then, I shouldn’t be. Some people just refuse to use their brains.

And Shaun King can go fuck himself. He is an embarrassment to the paper he works for and an embarrassment to himself.

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bratwurst  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:54:31pm

Here is a story that will get little to no coverage today, but illustrates how the GOP is not fit to have any kind of power at this point:

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Aye Pod  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:54:37pm

re: #149 Dr. Matt

She needs to ask herself how millions of non white Americans, women and LGBTs will feel about a Trump or Cruz presidency, and then weigh that against own fee-fees of disappointment that her very favouritist candidate didn’t win..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:54:41pm

re: #171 Tigger2

I don’t know how much of the bad weather you got but we had a tornado touch down about 55 miles south east of where I live.

Saw that there was a touchdown near Newburgh, IN. That system is heading my way later tonight.

Cincinnati getting hammered right now, that’s a lot closer than Newburgh.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:55:06pm

Latest Cruz line…. #DonaldHillery

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:55:29pm

re: #164 thedopefishlives

So if Bernie and Trump both go rogue, would that mean we have a double two-party system?

Who’s the third party and who’s the fourth party?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:55:56pm

re: #191 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Who’s the third party and who’s the fourth party?

No, who’s on first.

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Aye Pod  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:56:07pm

re: #164 thedopefishlives

So if Bernie and Trump both go rogue, would that mean we have a double two-party system?

I don’t think Bernie will do that - Goodman ‘s ‘predictions’ are always wrong.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:56:15pm

re: #166 No Depression

This is great:

Man Discovers Hockey, Loves It

They skipped the best one.

195
makeitstop  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:56:16pm

re: #192 thedopefishlives

No, who’s on first.

What?

196
HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:56:19pm

re: #187 bratwurst

Here is a story that will get little to no coverage today, but illustrates how the GOP is not fit to have any kind of power at this point:

[Embedded content]

Go team GOP!

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:57:09pm

re: #195 makeitstop

Third Base!

198
makeitstop  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:58:29pm

re: #197 lawhawk

Third Base!

I thought What was on second and I Don’t Know was on third…

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bratwurst  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:58:40pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

Go team GOP!

The “establishment” GOP is supposedly at odds with Ted Cruz for being obstructionist.

What is the difference between what McConnell is doing and obstructionism?

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:59:05pm

re: #198 makeitstop

I thought What was on second and I Don’t Know was on third…

Huh?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:59:07pm

re: #199 bratwurst

The “establishment” GOP is supposedly at odds with Ted Cruz for being obstructionist.

What is the difference between what McConnell is doing and obstructionism?

McConnell is majority leader.

///

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:59:16pm

re: #198 makeitstop

I thought What was on second and I Don’t Know was on third…

Fine, let’s settle this like gentlemen: Via Youtube.

Abbott & Costello Who’s On First

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Nojay UK  Apr 26, 2016 • 4:59:32pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

In an electrical engineering class way back in the day, it was:
1. Is it turned on?
2. If it is, turn it off and turn it back on.
3. If that doesn’t work, unplug it for five minutes.
4. If that doesn’t work, smack it (seriously, that was the instruction).

One of the jobs the Apollo astronauts had to do was to set up some seismometers on the Lunar surface. If they didn’t work there was a couple of things they could do to try and fix them. The last instruction on the checklist, if everything else failed was “Apply Lunar boot”. It might fix whatever was wrong with them and they weren’t going to bring them back to Earth for a refund if it didn’t.

204
FormerDirtDart  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:00:08pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:00:10pm

re: #202 thedopefishlives

Fine, let’s settle this like gentlemen: Via Youtube.

[Embedded content]

“What is the name of the man on First?”

“No, What is the name of the man on Second!”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:00:26pm

re: #199 bratwurst

The “establishment” GOP is supposedly at odds with Ted Cruz for being obstructionist.

What is the difference between what McConnell is doing and obstructionism?

Not a damned thing.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:00:47pm

re: #205 Blind Frog Belly White

“What is the name of the man on First?”

“No, What is the name of the man on Second!”

“When you go to pay the man on first, who is the person you make the check out to?”

“Yes.”

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b.d.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:00:51pm

CNN calls Maryland for HRC.

209
Targetpractice  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:01:05pm

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Ah, so we get to see CNN try valiantly but pathetically to hold up the possibility that Bernie could pull off a come from behind win or two…before switching over to Trump and how awesome he is.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:01:10pm

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

“Stand by for projection” - that should run before every Republican speech.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:01:28pm

re: #210 Blind Frog Belly White

“Stand by for projection” - that should run before every Republican speech.

Boom!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:01:49pm

re: #208 b.d.

CNN calls Maryland for HRC.

Man! This might be a real short long night for Sanders.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:01:53pm

CNN exit polls are coming atcha:

Instant calls for Trump in PA, MD, predicted over 50% in CT.

Instant call for Hillary in MD, Hillary up 55-45 in PA and 50-47 in CT.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:02:09pm

re: #208 b.d.

CNN calls Maryland for HRC.

In before the whining about how not all the polls are closed yet.

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blueraven  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:02:18pm

NBC called MD for Hillary

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lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:02:20pm

re: #198 makeitstop

I don’t know. What?

Who’s on First?

No, I don’t know who’s on first.

Abbott & Costello Who’s On First

First Base: Who
Second Base: What
Third Base: I Don’t Know
Left field: Why
Center field: Because
Pitcher: Tomorrow
Catcher: Today
Shortstop: I Don’t Give a Darn

217
b.d.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:02:23pm

That Stop Trump movement seems to be coming along just nicely.

Nice to see the people who sucked up money for Jeb found a new gig.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:02:29pm

re: #208 b.d.

CNN calls Maryland for HRC.

No shock there. I’m more curious about the Senate primary there. I’m rooting for Van Hollen, equality as progressive as Edwards but understands politics better.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:03:01pm

And, like a dozen NBC affiliated twitter accounts beat CNN to the tweet…

220
lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:03:16pm

re: #208 b.d.

CNN calls Maryland for HRC.

That didn’t take long. 3 minutes.

221
Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:04:15pm

Exit poll looks like about 63-34 for Clinton in MD.

Current naive delegate projections based on exit polls and statewide delegate totals (For Entertainment Purposes Only):

PA: Clinton 104, Sanders 85.
MD: Clinton 62, Sanders 33.
CT: Clinton 29, Sanders 26.
DE/ RI: Clinton 23, Sanders 22 (ipse dixit)
Totals: Clinton 218, Sanders 166.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:04:41pm

re: #219 FormerDirtDart

And, like a dozen NBC affiliated twitter accounts beat CNN to the tweet…

[Embedded content]

They had their best Twitter users on the MH370 rotation.////

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:05:15pm

re: #192 thedopefishlives

No, who’s on first.

God, I watched that whole routine all the way through once. I’d rather have all my teeth pulled without novocaine than do it again. The things that passed for humor in the 50s.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:06:22pm

re: #223 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

God, I watched that whole routine all the way through once. I’d rather have all my teeth pulled without novocaine than do it again. The things that passed for humor in the 50s.

We were settlers back then…

225
b.d.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:07:47pm

Why is that douche Hugh Hewitt on MSNBC now? Steve Schmidt must have been busy?

Sorry but I’m switching over to CNN every time I see Hugh’s face.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:08:33pm
227
Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:08:57pm

First three precincts in CT reporting, and Sanders is up by one, 244-243.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:10:07pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

We were settlers back then…

Of course, I used to watch Laugh-In and laugh like an idiot, so I can’t point fingers….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:10:22pm

re: #227 Brian J.

First three precincts in CT reporting, and Sanders is up by one, 244-243.

Bernie wins!

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CuriousLurker  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:11:41pm

Speaking of computers/tech/internet, after a recent round of hacking (and in addition to the usual security precautions), I installed some security plugins on all our clients’ hosted sites that are running WordPress.

I’ve tried numerous times warning people that they can’t just have a site built and then walk away, leaving it alone in the wild. WP and its plugins & themes need to be regularly patched/updated, as do it’s core files. But people don’t get it till they get hacked and their sites get shut down because they’ve been reported for malware/phishing. Guess who gets to do the search & destroy clean-up? Yeah. //

So the most recent one hadn’t been updated since January. It had 5 themes it wasn’t using and 30+ plugins that were installed, but not activated. WTF? You don’t go on vacation and secure everything, but leave your garage door unlocked.

Anyway, I installed the security plugins, one of which notifies me of repeated failed login attempts and another which provides an audit trail of all actions (including IP addresses). I had a conference call this afternoon (with a different customer than the one above) in which I had him take a look at the audit log. He was gob smacked to discover that in the four short hours since I’d installed it, there had been no less than 25 failed attempts to log in to the admin area—from Tunisia, Russia, Jordan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Romania, etc. Those are just the ones I remember off the top of my head. It was occurring, on average, about once every 10 minutes.

Said client has undergone an epiphany and now realizes how important good (file) housekeeping, patches & updates, strong passwords, and security precautions are. I think I’m gonna make it a regular thing with all clients now.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:11:46pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

Ryan obviously found the key to Boehner’s liquor cabinet…

re: #223 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

God, I watched that whole routine all the way through once. I’d rather have all my teeth pulled without novocaine than do it again. The things that passed for humor in the 50s.

That would be the 30s, I think.

232
jaunte  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:12:59pm

Sanders on msnbc STILL whining about closed primaries.

233
blueraven  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:13:13pm

Jeez, Bernie speaking in WV on MSNBC. Talking about GE polls and bitching about closed primaries.

234
b.d.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:13:33pm

Bernie bitching about New York being a closed primary and how he’s polling better against Trump than Hillary.

The guy hasn’t had one negative ad run against him in this entire cycle.

235
jaunte  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:13:38pm
236
Not a Sparkly Vampire  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:13:48pm

Go form your own damn party Bernie.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:13:58pm

re: #228 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Of course, I used to watch Laugh-In and laugh like an idiot, so I can’t point fingers….

Memories are sometimes best kept at arms length. When I was a kid, “Dark Shadows” was all the rage, and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! A while back it became available on Netflix, and I thought, “Great! I’ll catch up on those episodes from before I started watching it!”

Oh. My. God.

Dreadful writing. Awful pacing. Acting comprised almost entirely of exchanges of significant glances and reaction shots. An entire week spent on a single plot point.

I’d have been happier left with my illusions.

238
Jenner7  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:14:03pm
239
lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:14:07pm

re: #227 Brian J.

First three precincts in CT reporting, and Sanders is up by one, 244-243.

Turn the machines off….. turn the machines off!! /Duke Bros.

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Brian J.  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:14:28pm

Bad news, Sanders ahead in Rhode Island 758-481 with 1 1/2 towns in.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:14:28pm

re: #230 CuriousLurker

This, right here, is why I’m getting nervous right about now. I’m going to be responsible for setting up my first customer production environment - and while I know how to do it, it involves figuring out how to give myself and my client deployment capabilities while not leaving it open for any yahoo to gain administrative access. It’s also why I refuse to implement any sort of home-grown security; if you want to implement authentication and authorization in one of my apps, you’re using a trusted third party. Not getting one of my databases hacked and having usernames/passwords released.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:14:42pm

Bernie rally in WV:

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blueraven  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:15:48pm

re: #240 Brian J.

Bad news, Sanders ahead in Rhode Island 758-481 with 1 1/2 towns in.

I expect Bernie to win RI.

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Teukka  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:16:14pm

re: #230 CuriousLurker

Speaking of computers/tech/internet, after a recent round of hacking (and in addition to the usual security precautions), I installed some security plugins on all our clients’ hosted sites that are running WordPress.

I’ve tried numerous times warning people that they can’t just have a site built and then walk away, leaving it alone in the wild. WP and its plugins & themes need to be regularly patched/updated, as do it’s core files. But people don’t get it till they get hacked and their sites get shut down because they’ve been reported for malware/phishing. Guess who gets to do the search & destroy clean-up? Yeah. //

So the most recent one hadn’t been updated since January. It had 5 themes it wasn’t using and 30+ plugins that were installed, but not activated. WTF? You don’t go on vacation and secure everything up, but leave your garage door unlocked.

Anyway, I installed the security plugins, one of which notifies me of repeated failed login attempts and another which provides an audit trail of all actions (including IP addresses). I had a conference call this afternoon (with a different customer than the one above) in which I had him take a look at the audit log. He was gob smacked to discover that in the four short hours since I’d installed it, there had been no less than 25 failed attempts to log in to the admin area—from Tunisia, Russia, Jordan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Romania, etc. Those are just the ones I remember off the top of my head. It was occurring, on average, about once every 10 minutes.

Said client has undergone an epiphany and now realizes how important good (file) housekeeping, patches & updates, strong passwords, and security precautions are. I think I’m gonna make it a regular thing with all clients now.

Considered presenting it as a cost saving to them, breaking down the cost for updating and regular housekeeping, v.s. you on call doing bug/malware search and destroy, and secondary effects of them getting hacked or a bug causing damage?

245
HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:16:18pm

re: #235 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Cry me a river, Senator I wasn’t even a member of the party whose nomination I’m seeking until very recently.

246
HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:17:13pm

re: #243 blueraven

I expect Bernie to win RI.

RI will be the tightest of the bunch. I think Clinton wins it and it’s close though.

247
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:17:58pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

Memories are sometimes best kept at arms length. When I was a kid, “Dark Shadows” was all the rage, and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! A while back it became available on Netflix, and I thought, “Great! I’ll catch up on those episodes from before I started watching it!”

Oh. My. God.

Dreadful writing. Awful pacing. Acting comprised almost entirely of exchanges of significant glances and reaction shots. An entire week spent on a single plot point.

I’d have been happier left with my illusions.

It did have Kate Jackson….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:18:55pm

re: #247 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It did have Kate Jackson….

Eventually, though I was always a Lara Parker man, myself. Those huge blue eyes….

249
Jenner7  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:18:58pm

Bernie sounds defiant.

250
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:19:14pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

RI will be the tightest of the bunch. I think Clinton wins it and it’s close though.

The most relevant thing about tonight is that it doesn’t change the math required. It merely reinforces what’s been the trend for a while.

251
majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:19:21pm

re: #236 Not a Sparkly Vampire

Why should he when he can attempt to hijack the Democratic Party by pretending that he’s been a dem all along instead of an independent? It makes me angry that he found no use real for the Dem Party until he wanted to run for POTUS. Let him keep whining. It’s so unbecoming to an adult to whine about every damn thing not going his/her way. For me, it’s a real turn off. I have distanced myself from some of my Facebook friends because they’re such rabid Sanders supporters. I can take them supporting him, but after teaching high school for 33 years and listening to constant whining day after day, I can’t take it anymore, from him or from them.

252
lawhawk  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:19:37pm

re: #246 HappyWarrior

RI will be the tightest of the bunch. I think Clinton wins it and it’s close though.

4 out of 5 losses, that means Bernie’s going to pull it out.

Just ignore that the delegate count jumps significantly in Hillary’s favor, and the magic number drops significantly (because the other 4 states have significantly more delegates, with higher margins of victory for Hillary).

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CuriousLurker  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:19:48pm

re: #244 Teukka

Considered presenting it as a cost saving to them, breaking down the cost for updating and regular housekeeping, v.s. you on call doing bug/malware search and destroy, and secondary effects of them getting hacked or a bug causing damage?

Yeah, getting hit in the pocketbook usually gets people’s attention.

254
HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:20:12pm

re: #250 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The most relevant thing about tonight is that it doesn’t change the math required. It merely reinforces what’s been the trend for a while.

Right, that’s what the focus should be on.

255
calochortus  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:21:03pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

Memories are sometimes best kept at arms length. When I was a kid, “Dark Shadows” was all the rage, and I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! A while back it became available on Netflix, and I thought, “Great! I’ll catch up on those episodes from before I started watching it!”

Oh. My. God.

Dreadful writing. Awful pacing. Acting comprised almost entirely of exchanges of significant glances and reaction shots. An entire week spent on a single plot point.

I’d have been happier left with my illusions.

Umm, yeah. I had a friend who watched that religiously, therefore, I got to see it from time to time. Never understood the attraction.

And now I need to go make dinner. That’s the trouble with having half an hour to drop in here. By the time I’ve caught up reading, and make a comment or two, I need to go do something else. But, never fear, I’ll be back later.

256
Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:21:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:22:37pm

re: #251 majii

Why should he when he can attempt to hijack the Democratic Party by pretending that he’s been a dem all along instead of an independent? It makes me angry that he found no use real for the Dem Party until he wanted to run for POTUS. Let him keep whining. It’s so unbecoming to an adult to whine about every damn thing not going his/her way. For me, it’s a real turn off. I have distanced myself from some of my Facebook friends because they’re such rabid Sanders supporters. I can take them supporting him, but after teaching high school for 33 years and listening to constant whining day after day, I can’t take it anymore, from him or from them.

Very much agreed about Bernie. He had no use for the Democratic Party until he saw it as his ticket to the WH. He can’t even be bothered to do campaign work for candidates who support him, that’s the kind of leader Bernie is.

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majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:22:40pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember when I in high school. When school let out at 3:15 PM, I remember rushing home to watch Dark Shadows. I wouldn’t miss out on seeing the Barnabas Collins or Angelique characters.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:25:28pm

re: #128 majii

For all of the right-wing screaming about how “dangerous” it is for kids to be exposed to transgendered persons in bathrooms, incidents in which some of our very young citizens use guns to take their lives and the lives of others don’t seem to elicit even one comment demand that adults should be responsible gun owners. What we do hear are calls for prayers for the family and reiterated support for the 2nd Amendment. This is what, for me, puts the lie to the right-wing claim to be pro-life. What good is saving a fetus and having the kid grow up, get his/her hands on an unsecured gun and blow his, her, and/or someone else’s life away? I’m not afraid of transgendered persons using the same bathroom I use, but I am very afraid of being shot by someone who has an “accident ” with a gun in my presence.

And these seem to be more and more common. Which goes right to the fact that more guns equals more ‘accidental’ shootings. I add in the many I hear and read about where children get a gun and shoot a sibling, friend, parent or relative. There have been a few of these in recent years around Columbus.

I guess it is going to take some big gun supporter to get shot in a similar way before that side of the debate begins to worry about there being a problem. Then again it might get counted as another “cost of freedom’ excuse.

260
The Vicious Babushka  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:26:18pm

Can anyone tell me who TF is “Rocky De La Fuente” and who is voting for him anyway?

261
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:26:54pm

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

Can anyone tell me who TF is “Rocky De La Fuente” and who is voting for him anyway?

He sells cars and real estate in San Diego.

262
Stanley Sea  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:30:51pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dude, I’ve never heard of him. Guess I’m lucky.

263
majii  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:31:53pm

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

According to Wikipedia, he’s also running for POTUS as a democrat.

Rocky De La Fuente filed his candidacy for President of the United States with the Federal Election Commission, filing as a Democrat. He identifies as a conservative Democrat. He says he was inspired to run after becoming dissatisfied with the current candidates, especially Donald Trump, whom he accuses of alienating large segments of the population. De La Fuente said he will primarily promote his campaign via social media.
en.wikipedia.org

I’m interpreting “conservative Democrat” to mean he’ll be a useful tool to the GOP/TP when he needs to be. He’s like my former representative, Jim Marshall. He was voted out in 2010 because he trashed the ACA, was antigay, and called himself a fiscal conservative while knowing he wasn’t. He didn’t support veterans the way he should have either which really pisses me off because four of my five brothers are/were vets.

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ObserverArt  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:37:14pm

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

Saw that there was a touchdown near Newburgh, IN. That system is heading my way later tonight.

[Embedded content]

Cincinnati getting hammered right now, that’s a lot closer than Newburgh.

Luckily, so far there seems to be some kind of a magical boundary line keeping those storms just south of Columbus. I can hear the rumbling and the southern skies have been dark for a couple hours.

Stay safe LGFers in line of the storms.

265
Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:43:54pm

re: #139 CuriousLurker

Too bad for ol’ Stewey he’s a disbarred attorney.

266
Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 26, 2016 • 5:46:51pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

Percussive maintenance, as we in the computing trade call it. It’s a well-known solution to a number of mechanico-electrical ills.

A common fix for Burroughs TD-830s.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Apr 26, 2016 • 6:02:28pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

4. If that doesn’t work, smack it (seriously, that was the instruction).

Do you also have to go “eeyyy!”, or is that optional?

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Apr 26, 2016 • 6:13:27pm

re: #177 Charles Johnson

Oops. Sorry. Little software error there on my part. All is fine now. No Facebook groups were deleted.

Does Shillary’s perfidity know no bounds!?!

/

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Shimshon  Apr 26, 2016 • 9:42:18pm

re: #187 bratwurst

Here is a story that will get little to no coverage today, but illustrates how the GOP is not fit to have any kind of power at this point:

But if we just vote for Bernie everything will get magically fixed! Like it did with Obama in 2008!


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Voice of America Reporter Outed as Alt-Right However, using information Fatzick himself posted on Reddit — including his age, girlfriend’s name, former employers, friends, location, educational background, and sports affiliations — this reporter was able to tie the vile posts of UncleSam4200 to the Voice of ...
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Gary Clark Jr - Come Together (Official Music Video) [From the Justice League Movie Soundtrack] Official Video for "Come Together" by Gary Clark Jr. featured in the Justice League Movie trailer. In theaters November 17th 2017.Directed by Kris Merc Get the song now at garyclarkjr.com Check out the Justice League soundtrack here: lnk.to Follow ...
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Kimbra - Top of the World (Official Music Video)New from Kimbra The new single Top of the World is available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, and more. Get the single here - kmbra.me The new studio album Primal Heart out wwide January 19th, 2018Preorder now - ...
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The Barr Brothers - Song That I Heard (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents The Barr Brothers performing "Song That I Heard" live at Breakglass Studios during POP Montreal 2017. Recorded September 16, 2017. Audio Engineer: James BenjaminCameras: Jim Beckmann, Ian Cameron & Scott HolpainenEditor: Jim Beckmann kexp.orgpopmontreal.combreakglass.ca With support from ...
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Left Cries Foul, but Electoral College Prevents Tyranny of the Majority I'm speechless...this is what we have to fight against: Image: constitution-1486010_960_720.jpg Author: Paul Jenkins(Paul Jenkins is editor of the anchoragedailyplanet.com, a division of Porcaro Communications) The political left and its mouthpiece, The New York Times, are still fuming over ...
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Tune-Yards - Look at Your Hands (Official Video) 'Look at Your Hands' by Tune-Yards. New album 'I can feel you creep into my private life' is released January 19th 2018: smarturl.it Video by Michael SpeedFootage by Marisa Gesualdi & Jennifer SommerAdditional photos by Nate Brenner, Ginger Fierstein ...
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