Anti-Choice Terrorist Robert Lewis Dear Declared Unfit for Trial

Ordered to be confined in a state mental hospital
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Anti-choice terrorist Robert Lewis Dear, who confessed to murdering three people at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood office last November in an attack inspired by the fraudulent videos created by David Daleiden, has now been ruled mentally incompetent and unfit to stand trial.

Two state psychologists who examined Mr. Dear concluded that he was not fit to stand trial. One, Jackie Grimmett, said Mr. Dear had multiple delusions that distorted his reality. For instance, for 20 years he had thought that “the feds” were after him, and had planted a listening device in his pickup truck. He described the Planned Parenthood clinic that he struck on Nov. 27 as the most evil place in the world.

Fair enough, but you know… if those are going to be the standards for determining mental incompetence, there are an awful lot of right wingers and anti-choice fanatics who are in exactly the same state as Robert Lewis Dear. You can find thousands of people ranting exactly like that at any right wing site on any given day of the week.

Dear may have been declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, yet somehow he managed to purchase an arsenal of deadly weapons.

Sources also tell CBS News Dear was heavily armed when he arrived at the clinic on Friday. A law enforcement source says the 57-year-old brought all the guns he had to the scene.

Sources say Dear was carrying duffel bags full of rifles and hand guns. The cache of weapons included “AK”-style rifles.

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mr.fusion  May 11, 2016 • 5:56:13pm
Fair enough, but you know… if those are going to be the standards for determining mental incompetence, there are an awful lot of right wingers and anti-choice fanatics who are in exactly the same state as Robert Lewis Dear. You can find thousands of people ranting exactly like that at any right wing site on any given day of the week.

This is exactly right and it shows that there are consequences to the vile evil rhetoric being peddled by the anti-choicers

When you have a presidential nominee saying during a debate that she has seen video of a fetus being ripped from the womb and sliced open while it’s hearts still beating so that “baby parts” can be sold for profit, you’re going to have crazy people believe her. And they’re going to come to the conclusion that they have to take matters into their own hands.

People like Carly Fiorina are to blame for this

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Great White Snark  May 11, 2016 • 5:56:16pm

Two experts with degrees just certified what our eyes and ears told us already.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:01:47pm

I recall several of the religious right talking about how demons hover over and inhabit the premises of PP centers.

When that is the basis for your position, you got no position.

RBS

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 6:01:54pm

re: #2 Great White Snark

Two experts with degrees just certified what our eyes and ears told us already.

I know my eyes tell me he is a white guy.

In my head I am hearing my brain saying that if he wasn’t so many things would have been different.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2016 • 6:02:07pm

too bad he was found competent enough to own guns…

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TK-421  May 11, 2016 • 6:04:26pm

Doesn’t stop Texas from killing people.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 6:05:08pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

too bad he was found competent enough to own guns…

Nobody bothered to check, because:

GUNS!
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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 6:06:10pm

I caught some of Alex Jones’ radio show driving through eastern Utah on Monday. Ye Gods! The paranoia level is incredible. They’re talking about cell phone towers emitting radio waves that turn the population into docile zombies so the one world government can take control and enslave us all. And that was just a few minutes of listening. It went on and on.

Yes, there are millions of RWNJs out there who have Dear’s state of mind. We here at LGF have an extensive archive documenting this stuff.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 6:06:37pm

re: #7 thedopefishlives

FYI, that is something that came across my FB feed this morning. I saw red. Ugh.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 6:10:01pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

I caught some of Alex Jones’ radio show driving through eastern Utah on Monday. Ye Gods! The paranoia level is incredible.

Over The Air I take it? (Thank FSM for SiriusXM! BBC World Service on SXM 120…)

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b.d.  May 11, 2016 • 6:10:11pm

Any room for Carly in that padded room?

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TK-421  May 11, 2016 • 6:10:19pm
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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:11:21pm

re: #7 thedopefishlives

Nobody bothered to check, because:

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Guns. Not as important as God, but more than Family and Country. ////

RBS

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 6:11:54pm

re: #13 Reality Based Steve

Guns. Not as important as God, but more than Family and Country. ////

RBS

Yeah, I noticed that too. And it shows. When people put their desire to own guns over the safety of their own kids.

*spit*

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 6:12:00pm

re: #10 Eric The Fruit Bat

Over The Air or SiriusXM?

Over the air. AM band.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:15:34pm

re: #14 thedopefishlives

Yeah, I noticed that too. And it shows. When people put their desire to own guns over the safety of their own kids.

*spit*

Had a chat once with a RWNJ who said that “You can’t trust Muslims because they put their religion above country or anything else”.

I just looked at him and said, “Oh, so you’re saying that you would obey the government if it told you to do something that conflicted with your religion?. That’s the only logical conclusion I can draw from your statement.”

Was told “Different, cuz Christ” (or something like that, didn’t matter and I didn’t care)

RBS

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 6:16:37pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

I caught some of Alex Jones’ radio show driving through eastern Utah on Monday. Ye Gods! The paranoia level is incredible. They’re talking about cell phone towers emitting radio waves that turn the population into docile zombies so the one world government can take control and enslave us all. And that was just a few minutes of listening. It went on and on.

Yes, there are millions of RWNJs out there who have Dear’s state of mind. We here at LGF have an extensive archive documenting this stuff.

Alex Jones currently has more than two million listeners to this insane shit he pumps out. Two million regular listeners.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 11, 2016 • 6:17:17pm

If Dear’s name was Muhammed, the odds of him being found mentally incompetent to stand trial would be approximately zero. He was a loaded gun, and David Daleiden pulled the trigger.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 6:17:22pm

re: #16 Reality Based Steve

It’s not any different. They want to pretend it’s different because they think they’re right. Hey, I’m a Christian; I believe in it. But I admit that if the government put down a law that conflicted with my beliefs, I’d disobey it. I’m open and honest about that. I don’t think they ever will, though, because as I see it, there aren’t a lot of laws that they could make that would violate my sincerely held religious beliefs. What’re they going to do, force me to murder someone?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2016 • 6:18:19pm

They started out in life with a “very small amount” of money, practically nothing!

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 6:18:22pm
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retired cynic  May 11, 2016 • 6:21:36pm

re: #20 The Vicious Babushka

They started out in life with a “very small amount” of money, practically nothing!

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Count Dracula? (Should not judge on looks, but…)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2016 • 6:21:39pm

Trump loses another delegate as anti-Muslim pastor ‘takes one for the team’

The chaos over Donald Trump’s California delegation to the national convention escalated on Wednesday after a controversial, anti-Muslim pastor said he was standing down to “take one for the team”.

Guy St Onge, who proselytizes frequently on YouTube, told the Guardian he was no longer a delegate for the presumptive Republican nominee. Onge has in the past shared social media postings appearing to advocate the killing of Muslims and last year claimed: “Barack Hussein Obama and his tranny wife Michelle hates the U.S.A.!”

St Onge, who is listed on the California secretary of state’s official list as one of three delegates pledged to Trump from California’s 35th congressional district, declined to say precisely when he stood down. The list was formally submitted by the Trump campaign on Monday night.

However St Onge informed the Guardian of his decision to relinquish his delegate spot hours after reporters contacted the Trump campaign asking for confirmation the controversial pastor was among a colorful list of delegates, some of whom have a controversial past.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2016 • 6:23:12pm

re: #20 The Vicious Babushka

They started out in life with a “very small amount” of money, practically nothing!

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I really don’t think America is ready for a President whose son looks like a Changeling from Star Trek.

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TK-421  May 11, 2016 • 6:23:39pm

i was listening to Alex Jones for amusement. Until a friend come over and heard it, and he then proceeded to turn himself into a lunatic. Took him years to come down.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2016 • 6:24:15pm

re: #20 The Vicious Babushka

They started out in life with a “very small amount” of money, practically nothing!

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It’s a lot harder than you think being a vice president of one of dad’s shell companies when you’re only 12 for a crappy $250,000 a year. That hardly pays the limo bill in NYC.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2016 • 6:24:55pm

re: #22 retired cynic

Count Dracula? (Should not judge on looks, but…)

Fair’s fair. Trump does.

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stpaulbear  May 11, 2016 • 6:25:21pm

re: #24 Timothy Watson

I really don’t think America is ready for a President whose son looks like a Changeling from Star Trek.

Has he already started the comb-forward look? Something about the hairline looks a bit off. I don’t think it’s slicked back.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 6:27:33pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2016 • 6:27:39pm

re: #24 Timothy Watson

I really don’t think America is ready for a President whose son looks like a Changeling from Star Trek.

I don’t think America is ready for a President who looks like an orange baboon.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2016 • 6:28:11pm

Just posted this in the dead thread because there was a hilarious twitter read asking if Chuck the Lesser (aka pooper) is 5’1”:

Iggy Pop - Five Foot One

But, you’re probably thinking about the topic:

Iggy Pop - I’m Bored

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:29:44pm

re: #19 thedopefishlives

It’s not any different. They want to pretend it’s different because they think they’re right. Hey, I’m a Christian; I believe in it. But I admit that if the government put down a law that conflicted with my beliefs, I’d disobey it. I’m open and honest about that. I don’t think they ever will, though, because as I see it, there aren’t a lot of laws that they could make that would violate my sincerely held religious beliefs. What’re they going to do, force me to murder someone?

They could make you bake a wedding cake for The Gheys!!!!! (of course, with my baking skills and even lower decorating skill, the cake itself would be a crime against humanity)
RBS

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Great White Snark  May 11, 2016 • 6:30:01pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Alex Jones currently has more than two million listeners to this insane shit he pumps out. Two million regular listeners.

On the up side that is much less than 1% of his possible audience.Fringe by any measure.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2016 • 6:31:44pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

I could be so damned rich if only In gave up all my integrity…

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 6:31:47pm

re: #32 Reality Based Steve

They could make you bake a wedding cake for The Gheys!!!!! (of course, with my baking skills and even lower decorating skill, the cake itself would be a crime against humanity)
RBS

Doesn’t contradict my sincerely held religious beliefs. Now as for some other dumbshits, well, that’s their problem, but me, I’ll bake a cake for anybody if they asked me to. I’m a no-nonsense, no-judging type.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 6:36:23pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

Over the air. AM band.

Ewww. Even worse if it’s on a clear-channel, bouncing off the ionosphere.

(I can only imagine, far off in some distant galaxy, some intelligent race, analyzing our various spectra, and sending a probe to analyze the same, would wind up sending back telemetry showing that we got raving lunatics believing in some menacing evil cabal poisoning us with a substance actually helps us (flouride in the drinking water), and at the same time we have a bunch of bovine critters emitting a metric shitton of a gas that eats away at our stratospheric defenses, and at the same time, we burn a black substance that we dig up from the ground and burn that causes all sorts of nastiness to occur, and these intelligent beings, seeing this data start to ask themselves: “What should we do?” The Elder replied, “Let them be-they have become too tribal, too technologically advanced, too cynical, and too greedy-but above all else-they have lost the ability to feel empathy.”)

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MsJ  May 11, 2016 • 6:37:04pm

re: #10 Eric The Fruit Bat

Over The Air I take it? (Thank FSM for SiriusXM! BBC World Service on SXM 120…)

SiriusXM has too many RWNJ channels; Fox News, Patriot and another I can’t think of. More right wing channels than left.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:38:39pm

re: #36 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ewww. Even worse if it’s on a clear-channel, bouncing off the ionosphere.

(I can only imagine, far off in some distant galaxy, some intelligent race, analyzing our various spectra, and sending a probe to analyze the same, would wind up sending back telemetry showing that we got raving lunatics believing in some menacing evil cabal poisoning us with a substance actually helps us (flouride in the drinking water), and at the same time we have a bunch of bovine critters emitting a metric shitton of a gas that eats away at our stratospheric defenses, and at the same time, we burn a black substance that we dig up from the ground and burn that causes all sorts of nastiness to occur, and these intelligent beings, seeing this data start to ask themselves: “What should we do?” The Elder replied, “Let them be-they have become too tribal, too technologically advanced, too cynical, and too greedy-but above all else-they have lost the ability to feel empathy.”)

They may also decide that there seems to be nothing of value here, it’s a good place to put in a hypergalctic bypass .

RBS

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MsJ  May 11, 2016 • 6:41:35pm

re: #24 Timothy Watson

I really don’t think America is ready for a President whose son looks like a Changeling from Star Trek.

This American could live without a president whose entire family is made up of complete douchebags.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 6:41:45pm

What a beautiful shot

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 6:43:04pm

I hope his eye is ok. One pupil is way bigger than the other.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 6:45:28pm

random tweet time

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:47:11pm

re: #40 Stanley Sea

What a beautiful shot

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The very last thing you might see as a rabbit….

Eagle owl in flight high speed camera AMAZING slow motion camera

This is awesome the way it’s focused on the landing, and the way it just stalls it’s wings at the very end.

RBS

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2016 • 6:48:34pm

re: #41 Stanley Sea

I hope his eye is ok. One pupil is way bigger than the other.

David B-owl-ie?

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 6:50:51pm
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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 6:51:50pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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He is taking no enjoyment from it, but is simply going to close his eyes and think about the good of the country.

RBS

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 6:59:36pm

re: #43 Reality Based Steve

The very last thing you might see as a rabbit….

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Video

This is awesome the way it’s focused on the landing, and the way it just stalls it’s wings at the very end.

RBS

Magnificent.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 7:01:19pm

Yep. For VB.

(fake account btw)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 7:01:20pm

re: #38 Reality Based Steve

They may also decide that there seems to be nothing of value here, it’s a good place to put in a hypergalctic bypass .

Sorta like Sil during the “The Trial of The Time Lord”

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 7:05:21pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 7:06:37pm

Lobbyists: Lawmakers turn up pressure to quiet HB2 opponents

RALEIGH, N.C. — While Republican state leaders have complained about being “bullied” by the federal government over House Bill 2, lobbyists in Raleigh tell WRAL News they and the businesses they represent are being bullied by state lawmakers seeking to silence business opposition to the new law.

Lobbyists say they’ve been told - either directly by legislative leaders or by lawmakers’ staff - that, if they or the businesses they represent speak out publicly against House Bill 2, they can expect retribution from House and Senate leaders.

Legislation they want won’t move, and other bills could actually target them.

WRAL News spoke with 11 lobbyists who have experienced or are aware of such actions, but none would speak on the record for fear they would lose business or be targeted for retribution. One has already lost business.

One long-time lobbyist called the pressure a “gross abuse of power.” Another veteran lobbyist labeled it “vicious,” adding, “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Read more at wral.com

If these yahoos play that game, then when they come-a-begging for money, the lobbyists can gleefuly say: “Asshole wants what?”

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:08:32pm

re: #51 Eric The Fruit Bat

Lobbyists: Lawmakers turn up pressure to quiet HB2 opponents

I shall put the lobbyists’ plight on my List of Things to Deplore.

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Belafon  May 11, 2016 • 7:11:27pm

re: #52 Decatur Deb

I shall put the lobbyists’ plight on my List of Things to Deplore.

Right now, business is on our side on this issue. I think it will actually be better if business can pressure states to not adopt these. If government does it, all it will take is a change in leadership at the right level and we’ll see these types of laws in other states. If business can force them to retreat, it won’t come up again.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 7:11:39pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 7:13:29pm

re: #52 Decatur Deb

As I say….Be careful what you ask for-you may get it.

re: #54 Stanley Sea

Disgusting.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:17:11pm

re: #53 Belafon

Right now, business is on our side on this issue. I think it will actually be better if business can pressure states to not adopt these. If government does it, all it will take is a change in leadership at the right level and we’ll see these types of laws in other states. If business can force them to retreat, it won’t come up again.

Business is on business’s side. Who else keeps these assholes in power all over the South? Hand, meet bite.

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allegro  May 11, 2016 • 7:18:28pm

re: #51 Eric The Fruit Bat

Lobbyists: Lawmakers turn up pressure to quiet HB2 opponents

If these yahoos play that game, then when they come-a-begging for money, the lobbyists can gleefuly say: “Asshole wants what?”

Of all the hills to die on. Bathrooms. Damnedest thing.

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Belafon  May 11, 2016 • 7:19:13pm

re: #56 Decatur Deb

Business is on business’s side. Who else keeps these assholes in power all over the South? Hand, meet bite.

I don’t disagree with that. At the same time, I’ll take their help in this fight.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:19:40pm

re: #57 allegro

Of all the hills to die on. Bathrooms. Damnedest thing.

I regret that I have but one flush to give for the Confederacy.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 7:20:42pm

re: #40 Stanley Sea

Flying cats are right up there with ground-dwelling cats. Unfortunately, the Minnesota Zoo lost a big cat to some unknown fate.

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stpaulbear  May 11, 2016 • 7:20:49pm

re: #51 Eric The Fruit Bat

House Majority Leader Mike Hager, a vocal supporter of House Bill 2, recently tweeted at a lobbyist, “Wow I would think from all your negative posts about HB2 that u weren’t a lobbyist and didn’t have to work with the majority.”

“That’s not a threat,” Hager, R-Rutherford, explained to WRAL News. “We want people that’ll work with us. We don’t want people that’ll go out there and bash us on Twitter and bash us on Facebook.”

Hager wants to remove state tax breaks that currently benefit American Airlines, NASCAR, Google, Apple and Facebook, all of which have taken public positions against House Bill 2. But he said that’s just a coincidence.

He says he’s targeting those tax breaks because he disagrees with incentives directed toward individual companies, not as any sort of retribution.

“There are businesses that take a certain stance, and there’s a lot of lobbyists that represent businesses, you know, (that) have taken a certain negative stance on HB2,” Hager said. “None of those, I don’t think, have had any negative retribution at all.”

And the mouth breathers in the comments are complaining that there’s not enough proof in the story - mostly because the republicans are denying everything. What are you going to believe…

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2016 • 7:26:42pm

Today a black Bernie supporting progressive on Twitter told me the “Dem Plantation” was real. Still processing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 11, 2016 • 7:28:42pm
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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:29:45pm

re: #63 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs cover for Trump: ‘Jesus never put out his tax returns! Ever!’

Sure he did: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s…” Also, since when was Jesus a candidate for political office?

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:30:37pm

re: #63 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs cover for Trump: ‘Jesus never put out his tax returns! Ever!’

There was something decidedly fishy about Christ’s taxes.

Matthew 17:24-27

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 11, 2016 • 7:33:17pm

re: #65 Decatur Deb

There was something decidedly fishy about Christ’s taxes.

Matthew 17:24-27

Actually, if you read the article, O’Reilly comes off better than the headline makes it sound. Shit, Dobbs is an asshole, though!

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 7:33:27pm

re: #65 Decatur Deb

There was something decidedly fishy about Christ’s taxes.

Matthew 17:24-27

Show the MLX!!!!

RBS

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 7:34:58pm

2016 Presidential Election Year - The Year for Excuses…none too outrageous.

Do some of these politicians and media people have to clean that shit off them before they go out in public? Damn.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:39:24pm

re: #68 ObserverArt

2016 Presidential Election Year - The Year for Excuses…none too outrageous.

Do some of these politicians and media people have to clean that shit off them before they go out in public? Damn.

Do you think they actually notice it? They wallow in it so much, it probably seems normal to them. They probably have no clue why us “ordinary people” abhor them.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 7:40:23pm

re: #65 Decatur Deb

There was something decidedly fishy about Christ’s taxes.

Matthew 17:24-27

What about all that stuff about feeding all those people with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Sure. He just didn’t want to report it.

And getting around state taxes by turning water into wine. Yeah right.

Crooked Jesus.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:40:54pm

re: #70 ObserverArt

What about all that stuff about feeding all those people with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Sure. He just didn’t want to report it.

And getting around state taxes by turning water into wine. Yeah right.

Crooked Jesus.

For once, words fail me. Good job with this one. You win an Internet.

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Belafon  May 11, 2016 • 7:42:25pm

re: #65 Decatur Deb

There was something decidedly fishy about Christ’s taxes.

Matthew 17:24-27

Did God cause the coin to be there, or was Jesus just able to see into the future? In either case, though, Jesus paid taxes.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2016 • 7:43:30pm
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 7:43:36pm

re: #69 thedopefishlives

Do you think they actually notice it? They wallow in it so much, it probably seems normal to them. They probably have no clue why us “ordinary people” abhor them.

I have to believe that no man can deny himself. They know they are just bullshitting everyone. How could they not? So you’d have to feel covered in crap. The money just makes it smell better.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:44:17pm

re: #74 ObserverArt

I have to believe that no man can deny himself. They know they are just bullshitting everyone. How could they not? So you’d have to feel covered in crap. The money just makes it smell better.

I’m a pessimist. I take the view that their humanity abandoned them long ago. So, no, I don’t think they feel it.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:44:45pm

re: #70 ObserverArt

What about all that stuff about feeding all those people with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Sure. He just didn’t want to report it.

And getting around state taxes by turning water into wine. Yeah right.

Crooked Jesus.

Fur reel— the village of Capharnum, Peter’s base of operations, was a prosperous tax dodge at the border of two Roman jurisdictions. Fish hauls could be laundered there.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 7:46:13pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Fur reel— the village of Capharnum, Peter’s base of operations, was a prosperous tax dodge at the border of two Roman jurisdictions. Fish hauls could be laundered there.

Got anything I can read on this? Not doubting you for a second, but would love to learn more. (I love those quirky history bits)

RBS

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 7:47:13pm

re: #71 thedopefishlives

For once, words fail me. Good job with this one. You win an Internet.

Aww shucks…it’s just my Catholic education coming back to me. Touched by the cynicism that came with it too.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2016 • 7:47:18pm

re: #77 Reality Based Steve

Got anything I can read on this? Not doubting you for a second, but would love to learn more. (I love those quirky history bits)

RBS

I think it’s online. It was an article in a 1998-99 Biblical Archaeology Review.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 7:48:34pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

I think it’s online. It was an article in a 1998-99 Biblical Archaeology Review.

TY.

RBS

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 7:50:50pm

Can I just say how much I love everyone here? Kind, thoughtful, intelligent, witty, and a wonderful source of factoids. I love factoids.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:55:16pm

re: #81 calochortus

Can I just say how much I love everyone here? Kind, thoughtful, intelligent, witty, and a wonderful source of factoids. I love factoids.

Lizardim are the most unique of the many and varied online communities in which I’ve taken part. Very much unique in a good way.

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TedStriker  May 11, 2016 • 7:56:00pm

re: #64 thedopefishlives

Sure he did: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s…” Also, since when was Jesus a candidate for political office?

Since he was turned into a white, blue-eyed Republican with flowing blondish-brown hair and a penchant for firearms.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 7:56:31pm

Here’s the auction link.

I could not make myself ready the murder’s blurb about the gun.

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 7:57:13pm

re: #83 TedStriker

Since he was turned into a white, blue-eyed Republican with flowing blondish-brown hair an a penchant for firearms..

And riding dinosaurs.

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 7:57:54pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

I don’t think I’ll be reading it either. How disgusting can one person get? Don’t want to know.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 7:59:47pm

re: #82 thedopefishlives

Lizardim are the most unique of the many and varied online communities in which I’ve taken part. Very much unique in a good way.

I agree, seems like there are few questions that are raised that there aren’t at least 1 member who has some in-depth knowledge on that subject area.

It’s a pretty damn neat community.

RBS

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bratwurst  May 11, 2016 • 7:59:49pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Here’s the auction link.

I could not make myself ready the murder’s blurb about the gun.

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Some gun fetishist has some expensive jollies in his future!

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 8:01:18pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon. The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012. The gun is a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm. It has recently been returned to me by the Department of Justice. The pistol currently has the case number written on it in silver permanent marker. Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American History. It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with. The firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney. I recognize the purchaser’s ownership and right to do with the firearm as they wish. The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm. On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew Apperson I am proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will be used to: fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman ~Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum~

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 8:02:11pm

re: #82 thedopefishlives

Lizardim are the most unique of the many and varied online communities in which I’ve taken part. Very much unique in a good way.

Like any organization; a reflection of the management.

Charles runs a good ship!

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:04:00pm

Yesterday I headed out the door and down the front steps-and ran into this guy (gal?) coming up the steps.

gopher snake climbing steps

We were both startled. I haven’t seen it today.

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CBGB  May 11, 2016 • 8:05:57pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Zimmerman is one of the biggest pieces of shit to ever walk this Earth. Unbelievable.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 8:06:02pm

re: #91 calochortus

Yesterday I headed out the door and down the front steps-and ran into this guy (gal?) coming up the steps.

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We were both startled. I haven’t seen it today.

You grabbed a great photo.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 8:06:55pm

Giphy

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thedopefishlives  May 11, 2016 • 8:07:38pm

And with that, I bid you goodnight, gentle lizardfolk. I’ll see you all on the morrow. Sleep well, for those who are entering the nocturnal phase.

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:09:22pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

You grabbed a great photo.

The snake was thoughtful enough to wait long enough for me to grab a camera.
We do have little snakes around the house, ring necks and sharp tails, but it’s rare to see a 3 foot long gopher snake. We’re quasi-suburban (quarter to half acre lots) but close to more open country.

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BeenHereAwhile  May 11, 2016 • 8:09:42pm

re: #41 Stanley Sea

I hope his eye is ok. One pupil is way bigger than the other.

Owls.

Big eyes, small brain.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 8:13:40pm

re: #96 calochortus

The snake was thoughtful enough to wait long enough for me to grab a camera.
We do have little snakes around the house, ring necks and sharp tails, but it’s rare to see a 3 foot long gopher snake. We’re quasi-suburban (quarter to half acre lots) but close to more open country.

Here’s a rat snake climbing a brick wall.

snake climbing brick wall

Pretty amazing to watch.

RBS

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 8:14:20pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

That is one in-duh-vidual who if I ever encountered in a triage situation I would never render aid to even if we was number one on the list-especially since he’s best buds with Le Furby au Rage.

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Great White Snark  May 11, 2016 • 8:15:41pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Fur reel— the village of Capharnum, Peter’s base of operations, was a prosperous tax dodge at the border of two Roman jurisdictions. Fish hauls could be laundered there.

A certain amount of that is a very good thing for the economy. Too little and stagnation/strangulation factors are in play. Too much and it grows organized crime. But get it about right and much springs from that well.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 11, 2016 • 8:15:49pm
Foxglove bloom
A little Azalea action
Goose!

Photo walk today. Still azaleas blooming, plus lots of other stuff in some of the other beds.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2016 • 8:17:14pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Were I wealthy, I’d buy it so I could turn it in at a police buyback. Be nice to know it would be melted down. Like Sauron’s final ring…

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 8:20:48pm

re: #102 William Lewis

Were I wealthy, I’d buy it so I could turn it in at a police buyback. Be nice to know it would be melted down. Like Sauron’s final ring…

Maybe that’ll happen! That’s the hopeful perspective! That’s the thinking there, wlewisiii!

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 8:22:54pm

re: #103 teleskiguy

Maybe that’ll happen! That’s the hopeful perspective! That’s the thinking there, wlewisiii!

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Zimmerman still gets the money. :( to fight BLM & Hillary uh huh.

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:24:20pm

re: #98 Reality Based Steve

Here’s a rat snake climbing a brick wall.

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Pretty amazing to watch.

RBS

Snakes are amazing. When we lived in PA our next door neighbor was absolutely terrified of snakes. She came over one day because there was a rat snake in her yard and could my DH do something about it? By the time we got there, the snake had moved on, but we did not tell her that we had seen a couple snakes climbing quite high in the tree at the back of our yard the previous day (raiding a bird’s nest.) We didn’t think that information would improve her life in any way.

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freetoken  May 11, 2016 • 8:25:31pm

Sigh…

Northern Ireland terror threat level raised in Great Britain

The threat level from Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Great Britain has gone up from moderate to substantial.

It means an attack in England, Scotland or Wales is “a strong possibility”.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the level, set by security service MI5, “reflects the continuing threat from dissident republican activity”.

The level for Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Northern Ireland remains severe, meaning an attack is “highly likely”

[…]

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said it had been 15 years since the last Northern Ireland-related attack in Great Britain, but there was now a “real fear” in the security services that deadly tactics of the past would be used again.

But he said the “far bigger” threat to Great Britain came from the Islamic State group and its supporters.

[…]

Despite the NI-related bomb in March that killed a police officer, the real boogeyman are those darn Muslims.

Does anyone ever ask Drumpskind about Irish terrorism?

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BeenHereAwhile  May 11, 2016 • 8:27:22pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

random tweet time

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And he is the only MLB team owner who drove himself to the ballpark in his Ford Pinto.

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retired cynic  May 11, 2016 • 8:29:06pm

re: #105 calochortus

My mother was not fond of snakes, to put it mildly. When my husband and I bought our current farm, I was showing her around the yard, after telling her I hadn’t seen any snakes. Truthfully! Really! And there, hanging in front of us was a 6+foot black snake, hanging by his tail from the garage roof. I was glad to see him, because they are good mousers, and keep poisonous snakes away, too. Mom was not happy to see him, and exclaimed loudly. The snake casually turned and climbed himself (like a braided rope), and moved up onto the roof. That’s the only time I have seen one do that!

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 8:30:45pm

re: #99 Eric The Fruit Bat

That is one in-duh-vidual who if I ever encountered in a triage situation I would never render aid to even if we was number one on the list-especially since he’s best buds with Le Furby au Rage.

Saw this image at another forum years ago. Your comment reminded of it. With a few key google search words it turned right up in images.

We need to save this mother**@% so we can slap him upside his racist ass head later!
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freetoken  May 11, 2016 • 8:31:19pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 8:33:04pm

re: #108 retired cynic

A houng dog will give you devotion
A skunk has an odorous air
A snake will return its affection
A cat only claws up a chair

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Belafon  May 11, 2016 • 8:33:25pm

re: #109 ObserverArt

Sadly, it’s not a real scene: snopes.com.

Despite many viewers’ mistaking it for such, this photo is not a screen capture taken from an episode of the popular television hospital drama ER, nor is the doctor shown in the center of the picture actor Eriq LaSalle, who portrayed surgeon Dr. Peter Benton in that series. The crease down the middle of the image gives it away as a picture scanned from a printed source, and indeed it was — this photo was a staged one created for a series of advertisements in Large magazine’s “For people who think bigger than they are” ad campaign, which featured depictions of people acting nobly in the face of adverse circumstances

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:34:43pm

re: #110 freetoken

This is still a thing, in 2016:

Receptionist at PwC told: ‘Dress in high heels or go home’

Sigh.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 11, 2016 • 8:35:25pm

re: #110 freetoken

That receptionist was on Doctor Who in 2013, and her name in Nicola Thorp.

She played Clara’s Mother, on the left.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2016 • 8:35:36pm

re: #112 Belafon

Sadly, it’s not a real scene: snopes.com.

I know…but it says so much. So it is still a great image.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 8:36:55pm

re: #110 freetoken

And when you read the article, it turns out it was a mandate from a temp firm, who now is ‘reviewing’ its criteria.

Isn’t that special?

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Great White Snark  May 11, 2016 • 8:36:59pm

re: #84 Stanley Sea

Here’s the auction link.

I could not make myself ready the murder’s blurb about the gun.

[Embedded content]

Someone with the cash get that gun and we will video me and my torch taking that gun down to constituent particles at 6000 F.

Edit-This torch

Youtube Video

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 11, 2016 • 8:37:13pm

re: #114 Ziggy_TARDIS

Better Photo

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 8:43:27pm

Night all. I’ll catch you all tomorrow.

Remember, a baked potato is a good healthy food item. That same baked potato with Chili, Cheese, Butter and Sour Cream is probably not quite as healthy. But good.

RBS

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 8:43:41pm

re: #117 Great White Snark

I’d be game, just to piss off the ammosexuals.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 8:44:01pm

re: #113 calochortus

Sigh.

I read somewhere today they reversed the rule. Flats & sneakers now allowed.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 11, 2016 • 8:45:29pm

re: #114 Ziggy_TARDIS

That company maybe about to find out what “Oh Fuck, the Internet’s here” means.

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:45:42pm

re: #121 Stanley Sea

I read somewhere today they reversed the rule. Flats & sneakers now allowed.

Good. Aside from comfort issues, there are a lot of people who can’t wear heels for medical reasons-and 2”-4” is a lot of heel.

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Sherlock Hound  May 11, 2016 • 8:47:08pm

re: #89 teleskiguy

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The Smithsonian. Sure they did. /////

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Belafon  May 11, 2016 • 8:48:32pm

I am not a guy, and I know it’s not my place to tell women what to wear, but, to me, they should all go in the garbage, and no more should be made. Not only can I tell it’s uncomfortable to walk in them, but all the body weight pushing the foot down into the front of the shoe has distorted the shape of women’s feet. It reminds me way too much of the old Chinese practice of binding women’s feet.

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retired cynic  May 11, 2016 • 8:49:36pm

re: #125 Belafon

I am not a guy, and I know it’s not my place to tell women what to wear, but, to me, they should all go in the garbage, and no more should be made. Not only can I tell it’s uncomfortable to walk in them, but all your body weight pushing your foot down into the front of the shoe has distorted the shape of women’s feet. It reminds me way too much of the old Chinese practice of binding women’s feet.

EXACTLY!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 11, 2016 • 8:50:08pm

re: #121 Stanley Sea

re: #123 calochortus

I still want to see the company get the pissed-off internet treatment.

The All-New 2009 Corolla - Superbowl Commercial

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allegro  May 11, 2016 • 8:50:52pm

re: #125 Belafon

I am not a guy, and I know it’s not my place to tell women what to wear, but, to me, they should all go in the garbage, and no more should be made. Not only can I tell it’s uncomfortable to walk in them, but all your body weight pushing your foot down into the front of the shoe has distorted the shape of women’s feet. It reminds me way too much of the old Chinese practice of binding women’s feet.

Foot surgeons love them.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 8:53:22pm

Long, fantastic article. Take the time.

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 8:54:07pm

re: #125 Belafon

I am not a guy, and I know it’s not my place to tell women what to wear, but, to me, they should all go in the garbage, and no more should be made. Not only can I tell it’s uncomfortable to walk in them, but all your body weight pushing your foot down into the front of the shoe has distorted the shape of women’s feet. It reminds me way too much of the old Chinese practice of binding women’s feet.

If you are not a lightweight person it also puts a huge amount of pressure on the ball of the foot as you’ve reduced the area the weight is spread over, as well as changing the pressure on the hips and knees. Before my knee replacement I couldn’t wear anything but the flattest of flats without serious knee pain.
Women who want to wear them can certainly do so, but requiring anyone to wear them? No.

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allegro  May 11, 2016 • 8:59:38pm

re: #130 calochortus

If you are not a lightweight person it also puts a huge amount of pressure on the ball of the foot as you’ve reduced the area the weight is spread over, as well as changing the pressure on the hips and knees. Before my knee replacement I couldn’t wear anything but the flattest of flats without serious knee pain.
Women who want to wear them can certainly do so, but requiring anyone to wear them? No.

The few times a year when I had to do the whole girlie dress up with heels my back would ache something awful within a couple of hours. Throws everything off kilter.

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Reality Based Steve  May 11, 2016 • 9:00:55pm

re: #89 teleskiguy

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Whatever it goes for over 250 bucks is simply the ammosexuals getting off on owning something notorious. Be interesting to see if the story breaks on the MSM if enough pressure will be brought on GunTrader to kill the auction.

RBS

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 9:04:36pm

re: #131 allegro

I remember women back in the 60s who had to have high heeled slippers to wear around the house because their Achilles tendons had shortened due to wearing high heels all the time. I can’t imagine not being able to just walk on your feet. As Belafon said, rather like foot binding. Although apparently foot binding ended up killing some 10% of girls with bound feet. The bones of the feet are actually broken and infection was (not surprisingly) a problem.

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Bass Reeves  May 11, 2016 • 9:05:18pm

Between the USMA ‘controversy’ pushed by a random racist blogger who happens to have been to Iraq, and Zimmerman…I’m kind of done for the week.

Also teleski, I almost downdinged you for not putting effin Zimmerdouche’s words behind a tag or something. I mean, you’re still cool, but spiking my rage right before bed wasn’t cool.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 11, 2016 • 9:11:45pm

Two of my favorite artists together. Who knew?

Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello - Wild Horses (live)

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calochortus  May 11, 2016 • 9:12:40pm

I think I’m out for the evening.
Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 9:15:21pm

re: #129 Stanley Sea

He nailed it in one.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2016 • 9:16:40pm
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retired cynic  May 11, 2016 • 9:17:31pm

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

Oh, God, not another one!

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 9:19:17pm

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

The grandmother should be charged with negligent homicide for not securing her weapon.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 9:20:27pm

re: #139 retired cynic

This has got to stop. And I hope the grandma gets arrested for reckless endangerment. Seriously.

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gwangung  May 11, 2016 • 9:21:07pm

re: #141 Eric The Fruit Bat

This has got to stop. And I hope the grandma gets arrested for reckless endangerment. Seriously.

Since she’s probably black, she has a much higher chance of being arrested.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 9:21:56pm

I don’t own pistols. I do own two rifles and a shotgun, and they are currently unloaded and under lock and key (ammo included).

We have a gun problem in the United States. Too many blithe attitudes.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2016 • 9:22:44pm

re: #138 FormerDirtDart

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“Responsible gun ownership.”

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 9:23:37pm

It’s 9:20 & my cat just came out from sleeping alllllll day. Cray.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 11, 2016 • 9:23:37pm

re: #71 thedopefishlives

Yeah - suddenly I really want a t-shirt that says “Crooked Jesus.”

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 9:25:33pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

It’s 9:20 & my cat just came out from sleeping alllllll day. Cray.

That cat of yours will defy all logic and reason throughout its whole life. Get used to occasional *really weird shit*. Cats are like that.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 9:26:11pm

re: #142 gwangung

She should not have had that firearm where she had it-her race is irrelevant in this situation.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2016 • 9:31:04pm

re: #54 Stanley Sea

One evil bastard who is going to get a very well deserved Karmic payback…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 9:39:35pm

re: #149 Joe Bacon

Lets just hope that the word spreads far and wide that the auction becomes so notorious that whoever bids on it becomes an immediate pariah.

Like Donald Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2016 • 9:41:36pm

re: #148 Eric The Fruit Bat

She should not have had that firearm where she had it-her race is irrelevant in this situation.

Technically yes but you and I both know the fact that she is most likely black means she’ll get far less lenient treatment from authorities than would a a white person.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 9:44:22pm

Was this the Chris Christie fundraiser?

bigstory.ap.org

And he appealed to the Long Island crowd, gathered at a suburban country club just a dozen or so miles from where the celebrity businessman grew up.

“These are my people,” he declared to cheers from the approximately 2,000 people who paid $200 each to attend the Nassau County GOP’s annual “Patriots Reception” dinner….

Trump mixed in a few local flourishes — including suggesting a Long Island construction company could win the contract to build his proposed Mexican border wall — but largely delivered the same style of speech he has been giving across the nation…

The boldness of this carny astounds me every single fucking day.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 9:44:49pm

re: #150 Eric The Fruit Bat

Lets just hope that the word spreads far and wide that the auction becomes so notorious that whoever bids on it becomes an immediate pariah.

Like Donald Trump.

It has spread.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2016 • 9:55:21pm

re: #153 Stanley Sea

It has spread.

The problem is, the people likely to want that gun are likely to have friends who think like them and are not likely to care what anyone thinks who doesn’t share their ‘values’.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 10:01:02pm

re: #154 Blind Frog Belly White

The problem is, the people likely to want that gun are likely to have friends who think like them and are not likely to care what anyone thinks who doesn’t share their ‘values’.

Hopefully they’ll take the auction down.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2016 • 10:11:12pm

Night all!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 10:25:12pm

re: #155 Stanley Sea

I just dropped that on the local paper night editor’s desk. We’ll see what happens.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 11, 2016 • 10:30:20pm

re: #155 Stanley Sea

Hopefully they’ll take the auction down.

re: #54 Stanley Sea

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Here’s one guy who’s interested:

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2016 • 10:35:21pm

re: #155 Stanley Sea

Hopefully they’ll take the auction down.

Doubt it, sense they seem to have no problem listing Nazi paraphernalia.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 10:36:15pm

re: #158 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Add The Rage Furby to the list of people who I would gleefully render no aid to.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 10:37:07pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2016 • 10:40:38pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

A Live Hall and Oates ?

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2016 • 10:44:25pm

re: #159 goddamnedfrank

One thing you have to realize about gun sellers is that by and large they’re all pretty enormous assholes. There are four retail shops here in Simi Valley because of course there are. One is priced at the uber high end collector level, one is a pit of utter fucking despair, and the remaining two are staffed by more or less nice professional people who I would NEVER want to have dinner with. If you’re a liberal like me who enjoys collecting the odd gun you just learn to put on your hip waders and keep your mouth fucking shut if anything remotely political comes up.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 10:44:32pm

re: #162 Eric The Fruit Bat

A Live Hall and Oates ?

A live Umphrey’s McGee with John Oates sitting in, singing his own song, at the base of Hunter Mountain, NY.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 11, 2016 • 10:51:41pm

re: #160 Eric The Fruit Bat

Add The Rage Furby to the list of people who I would gleefully render no aid to.

Oh, you need me to call 911? Sorry, my battery’s dead.

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2016 • 10:51:56pm

So I see Fox has started the Benghazi Boogaloo again, digging up another anonymous “witness” to revive a talking point that’s been dead for months. Is it sweeps week already?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 11, 2016 • 11:13:50pm

I spent the last hour or so catching up on the Rage Furby’s Comedy Central appearance, as told by him, @itsa_talia and @CardsAgstHrsmt. It’s like watching Rashomon. Rage Furby is acting like the show was entirely about him, and acting big and important-like, while Talia and Lindsey mock him as human scum.

He clearly did not comprehend why he was chosen for this particular program.

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freetoken  May 11, 2016 • 11:16:10pm

re: #166 Targetpractice

Couldn’t find none of that new-fashioned “Ben-gha-zi” type of boogaloo… so here’s some old fashioned music:

Johnny Colon - Boogaloo Blues

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 11, 2016 • 11:31:26pm

re: #167 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I spent the last hour or so catching up on the Rage Furby’s Comedy Central appearance, as told by him, @itsa_talia and @CardsAgstHrsmt. It’s like watching Rashomon. Rage Furby is acting like the show was entirely about him, and acting big and important-like, while Talia and Lindsey mock him as human scum.

He clearly did not comprehend why he was chosen for this particular program.

It was like being chosen as a contestant in “Ow, my balls!” from Idiocracy, and then bragging about being picked for a game show.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2016 • 11:31:35pm

re: #167 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I spent the last hour or so catching up on the Rage Furby’s Comedy Central appearance, as told by him, @itsa_talia and @CardsAgstHrsmt. It’s like watching Rashomon. Rage Furby is acting like the show was entirely about him, and acting big and important-like, while Talia and Lindsey mock him as human scum.

He clearly did not comprehend why he was chosen for this particular program.

I still think they should have left him in the gutter where they found him. Psychopaths like him feed on attention of any kind.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2016 • 11:35:45pm

re: #169 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It was like being chosen as a contestant in “Ow, my balls!” from Idiocracy, and then bragging about being picked for a game show.

Giphy

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 11, 2016 • 11:36:41pm

re: #170 goddamnedfrank

I still think they should have left him in the gutter where they found him. Psychopaths like him feed on attention of any kind.

I find it amusing that people commenting on Lindsey’s and Talia’s tweets refer to the floor pooping incident, the one he swears never happened. He’s never going to be able to shake that off. It’s embedded in Internet lore now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 12:07:53am

re: #54 Stanley Sea

BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman auctioning off gun that he used in Trayvon Martin shooting.

That is disgusting. That gun should be donated to the Museum of our Sacred Second Amendment Rights where it belongs on special display in the Stand Your Ground area…

/

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 12:10:01am

40k Time

Battle of Calth

The Battle of Calth, also referred to as the Calth Atrocity, was the name given by later Imperial scholars to the treacherous campaign conducted during the early stages of the Horus Heresy in the 31st Millennium by the traitorous XVIIth Space Marine Legion, the Word Bearers, on behalf of the Warmaster Horus against their hated rivals, the XIIIth Space Marine Legion, better known as the Ultramarines. The campaign was launched by the Word Bearers’ Primarch Lorgar Aurelian with the goal of exterminating the XIIIth Space Marine Legion outright. The purpose of the Word Bearers’ invasion of the Ultramarines’ Realm of Ultramar in the Eastern Fringes of the galaxy was to tie down the XIIIth Legion and prevent them from reinforcing their fellow Loyalists as the Traitor Legions marched relentlessly on Terra itself. The crux of the campaign came on the Agri-world of Calth in the Ultramar Sector, where the Ultramarines successfully broke the Word Bearers’ surprise assault after a viciously-fought siege action, though at the cost of terrible casualties and the complete destruction of Calth’s atmosphere and once-verdant biosphere. As a result of the devastation wrought by the Word Bearers during the Calth Atrocity, future generations of Calth’s people were required to live deep underground in massive subterranean hive cities to escape their world’s radiation-scorched, airless surface. While both the Ultramarines and their Primarch Roboute Guilliman survived the Word Bearers’ assault, the campaign successfully prevented the Ultramarines from participating in the Battle of Terra as Horus had planned.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 12:25:42am

The 25-year-old Haag ran from the store, jumped into his vehicle and pursued a U-Haul cargo van driven by the suspects, police said.

A witness recorded video of the pursuit on a busy Chandler street, and that video shows Haag pull alongside the cargo van, roll down his window, point a gun at the suspects and open fire.

The theft suspects did a sudden U-turn into oncoming traffic to get away from the gunshots.

Haag bragged on his Facebook page later that day that he had witnessed a robbery — but “this time, I had my gun … true story.”

Police investigating the incident determined that Haag was not justified in using deadly force against misdemeanor shoplifting suspects, and he was arrested this week.

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Single-handed sailor  May 12, 2016 • 12:26:31am

BB is hating on Dana Loesch, ‘tis a thing of beauty. They’re like a tank of African Cichlids, one of my favorite fresh-water tanks.

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Targetpractice  May 12, 2016 • 12:34:55am

re: #175 Kragar

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Was a time when we as a nation absolutely loathed the idea of a vigilante.

But that was before gun makers realized there’s billions a year to be made convincing ignorant jackasses that all they need is a gun to make them a hero.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 12:36:23am

re: #177 Targetpractice

Was a time when we as a nation absolutely loathed the idea of a vigilante.

But that was before gun makers realized there’s billions a year to be made convincing ignorant jackasses that all they need is a gun to make them a hero.

Defense of stolen property is defense of self…

but really, if you want to defend yourself and your home/family with a gun, then I have to begrudgingly see that as your right and your choice. But these guys really feel justified in taking their guns out on the street and playing Marshall

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teleskiguy  May 12, 2016 • 1:25:21am

It is beauty. A great cover. I’ve listened to it a dozen times by now, maybe more.

Fuckin’ #umphreys get me in to Hall & Oates

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 1:41:56am

re: #179 teleskiguy

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It is beauty. A great cover. I’ve listened to it a dozen times by now, maybe more.

Fuckin’ #umphreys get me in to Hall & Oates

I’ve used that song in English class to teach idioms. There’s two in the title, and “no can do” is allegedly Chinglish, but probably comes from Creole or pidgin English somewhere.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 1:44:05am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 1:44:29am

re: #180 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’ve used that song in English class to teach idioms. There’s two in the title, and “no can do” is allegedly Chinglish, but probably comes from Creole or pidgin English somewhere.

Students also get a chuckle out of the big hair of the ’80s. What were people thinking back then?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 12, 2016 • 1:48:15am

re: #182 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Students also get a chuckle out of the big hair of the ’80s. What were people thinking back then?

I’m not sure we were.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 1:57:37am

re: #182 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Students also get a chuckle out of the big hair of the ’80s. What were people thinking back then?

I remember celebrating New Year’s Eve in 1979, I had shoulder-length hair hanging down, my trendy buddy joked, “In five minutes, your hairstyle will be two decades out of fashion!”

So I spent most of the 80’s shedding my jeans and flannels and cutting my hair, only to find the style come back in the 90’s…but by then my hair was too thin to wear it long.

But the lesson has stuck: to thine own fashion sense be true.

I never gelled my hair, nor will I even let the stuff near my head.

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Teukka  May 12, 2016 • 2:06:41am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 2:14:27am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I remember celebrating New Year’s Eve in 1979, I had shoulder-length hair hanging down, my trendy buddy joked, “In five minutes, your hairstyle will be two decades out of fashion!”

So I spent most of the 80’s shedding my jeans and flannels and cutting my hair, only to find the style come back in the 90’s…but by then my hair was too thin to wear it long.

But the lesson has stuck: to thine own fashion sense be true.

I never gelled my hair, nor will I even let the stuff near my head.

I never did anything stylish with my hair. It was longish through the ’70s and ’80s, and sometimes long enough for a ponytail, but I never did the big hair thing. Then, my hair started turning prematurely gray in the ’90s (mom genes), so by the time I was in my 40s, I just settled for the same old haircut I’ve had forever.

I’m 60 now and still have most of my hair*, though it is now all white.

* Bald patch on my crown, though. No comb over — looks stupid and everyone can tell it’s a comb over. Trump’s fooling no one.

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freetoken  May 12, 2016 • 2:20:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 3:38:26am

Trump can blunder through with his “Two Corinthians” gaffe, but this is gonna sink Hillary:

Supporter Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge While Introducing Hillary

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 3:51:08am

re: #180 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’ve used that song in English class to teach idioms. There’s two in the title, and “no can do” is allegedly Chinglish, but probably comes from Creole or pidgin English somewhere.

“No can do”, whatever its origin, is one of the terms spread by military usage in the 50’s or before. It has a pidgin tone to it.

Re hair: By the late ’60s I had adopted RFK’s politics and hair. Kept both.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 3:52:54am

re: #189 Decatur Deb

“No can do”, whatever its origin, is one of the terms spread by military usage in the 50’s or before. It has a pidgin tone to it.

you betcha

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 3:54:30am

re: #190 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

you betcha

No sweaty-da.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 4:15:09am

Perhaps this automatic will go well at a future auction:
Cops: Barber Pulled Gun On Man, Told Him He ‘Does Not Cut Black Hair’

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 4:19:38am

Morning Lizards.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2016 • 4:55:48am

re: #17 Charles Johnson

Alex Jones currently has more than two million listeners to this insane shit he pumps out. Two million regular listeners.

Surprised that it’s only 2 million. I believe Limbaugh has over 10 million listeners and he’s not much saner.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2016 • 4:59:05am

re: #158 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Here’s one guy who’s interested:

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Is that exchange on Facebook? Why does Facebook allow this type of language? He needs to be banned.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:07:42am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Is that exchange on Facebook? Why does Facebook allow this type of language? He needs to be banned.

What? More FB censorship? We need another Senate hearing!!!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:09:48am

re: #195 Patricia Kayden

Is that exchange on Facebook? Why does Facebook allow this type of language? He needs to be banned.

It was in Facebook, yes. Rage Furby sometimes forgets he’s speaking in public and not in some white supremacist bbs. Give him time. He’ll say or do something that crosses the line again, and get suspended. Then he whine like the last time, or threaten to sue, or hold his breath till he turns blue.

[EDIT] Whoa! I made a poem!
He’ll whine like the last time,
or threaten to sue,
or hold his breath
till he turns blue.

Burma Shave

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:16:32am

So, I saw Captain America: Civil War and deem it substantially much better than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of WTF? No spoilers, but when T’Challa (Black Panther) and his father the king have a brief conversation in “Wakandan,” they are in fact speaking Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, and Nelson Mandela’s mother language. The actor who plays the king of Wakanda, John Kani, speaks the language.

I heard the clicks and knew it had to be a Bantu language. So I googled and was rewarded for being correct.
io9.gizmodo.com

BTW, Trevor Noah’s mum is part Xhosa, so he speaks it a bit, too.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 5:17:23am

re: #83 TedStriker

Since he was turned into a white, blue-eyed Republican with flowing blondish-brown hair and a penchant for firearms.

Yes, according to the Religious Right, this is what J.C. looked like when he did his posing routine as part of the Sermon on the Mount…

Republican Jesus…
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:19:33am

re: #199 Joe Bacon

Yes, according to the Religious Right, this is what J.C. looked like when he did his posing routine as part of the Sermon on the Mount…

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Very unlike most RW pundits, who tend to be on the doughy side.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2016 • 5:20:51am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Trump can blunder through with his “Two Corinthians” gaffe, but this is gonna sink Hillary:

Supporter Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge While Introducing Hillary

Doesn’t the Constitution say that there shall be no religious test for holders of public office? Or is that just a liberal wet dream?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:33:15am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Trump can blunder through with his “Two Corinthians” gaffe, but this is gonna sink Hillary:

Supporter Omits ‘Under God’ From Pledge While Introducing Hillary

RWNJs probably don’t realize it, but individuals are allowed to omit “under God” from the Pledge, if it contradicts their own religious beliefs. They can also refuse to recite it entirely, per W. Va SBOE v Barnette (1943).en.wikipedia.org.

Plus, linking to Newsmax?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:35:33am

re: #201 Patricia Kayden

Doesn’t the Constitution say that there shall be no religious test for holders of public office? Or is that just a liberal wet dream?

But in practical terms, no non-Christian is going to get elected to the US Presidency. Even if they don’t know the difference between a Corinthian and and a cantaloupe.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:36:29am

re: #202 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

.

Plus, linking to Newsmax?

I read newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda: to find out the Party line and Party talking points.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:37:37am

re: #204 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I read newsmax for the same reason I used to read Pravda: to find out the Party line and Party talking points.

I thought Fox Noise was the Party organ. :-P

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:38:04am

re: #202 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

RWNJs probably don’t realize it, but individuals are allowed to omit “under God” from the Pledge, if it contradicts their own religious beliefs. They can also refuse to recite it entirely, per W. Va SBOE v Barnette (1943).en.wikipedia.org.

According to the RWNJs, anyone who omits “Under God” is a godless Communist who wants to turn America into a secular Sharia LGBT police state. Hence the headline and article.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:39:49am

The things you learn by crawling Wikipedia. “Under God” is not the only feature of the Pledge that’s been controversial. There was the Bellamy salute, which went out of style quickly because it resembled something similar being used in Germany and Italy around the same time.
en.wikipedia.org

If RWNJs knew about this feature of the Pledge, they’d probably want to bring it back.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:41:25am

re: #207 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The whole point of the article and headline was to push the notion that Hillary wants to ban God and Christianity from America.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 5:45:13am

re: #208 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

The whole point of the article and headline was to push the notion that Hillary wants to ban God and Christianity from America.

Just as Obama has.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:46:35am

re: #209 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Just as Obama has.

Obama laid the groundwork for repealing the 2nd Amendment and turning the country into secular Islamic socialist LGBT state. Hillary will complete the job…

/

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 5:51:32am

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

too bad he was found competent enough to own guns…

And this is what I think so many right wing nuts are worried about. If the background checks really checked mental health as some of the gun rights advocates claim would be the solution (but then refuse to enact any such checks, because NRA), it’s possible a whole lot of the right wing nutters would find themselves unable to buy guns because of diagnosed mental health issues.

I could live with that - these folks would get the needed mental health services they need, fewer people would be in a position to engage in mass shootings, and you’d reduce the number of suicides, accidental shootings, and other homicides from a reduced number of firearms.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 5:56:15am

re: #211 lawhawk

And this is what I think so many right wing nuts are worried about. If the background checks really checked mental health as some of the gun rights advocates claim would be the solution (but then refuse to enact any such checks, because NRA), it’s possible a whole lot of the right wing nutters would find themselves unable to buy guns because of diagnosed mental health issues.

I could live with that - these folks would get the needed mental health services they need, fewer people would be in a position to engage in mass shootings, and you’d reduce the number of suicides, accidental shootings, and other homicides from a reduced number of firearms.

This is being touted as “Liberal doctors will be given authority to suspend 2nd Amendment Rights!”

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 5:56:49am

Yes, another Youtube clip.
I know that in this age of uncertainty, austerity and Trump that people might see superfluous men (and women) everywhere, but the entertainment industry, if overpaid, is worth preserving.

America may not lead in manufacturing jobs, and her agricultural practises may or may not be contributing to obesity, but goddamn it, even your daily doses of comedy outflank the lofty Brits.
Even your child actors shit on the rest of the world. Congrats :)

Trump’s Chief Nickname Strategist Makes Stephen Cry

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 12, 2016 • 5:59:33am

AP has picked the story up of Zimmerman auctioning off his manhood.

The auction listing also says a portion of the proceeds will go toward fighting what Zimmerman calls violence by the Black Lives Matter movement against law enforcement officers, combatting anti-gun rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and ending the career of Angela Corey, the attorney who led the prosecution against Zimmerman.

The listing ends with a Latin phrase that translates as “if you want peace, prepare for war.”

When asked what he thought of people who would be opposed to auctioning the gun, Zimmerman said, “They’re not going to be bidding on it, so I couldn’t care less about them.”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 6:02:34am

re: #110 freetoken

This is still a thing, in 2016:

Receptionist at PwC told: ‘Dress in high heels or go home’

In 2011 I was told I had to wear dress shoes. So I went to the Rockport store and bought a pair of wingtips. :)

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 6:05:12am

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

In 2011 I was told I had to wear dress shoes. So I went to the Rockport store and bought a pair of wingtips. :)

Tell me that you were told to at least remove the spats.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:05:49am

The state of politics and the GOP in particular is that two people who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House or elected office are making decisions about the future of the GOP and their effort to retake the White House.

Heck, I’d seriously consider buying a car elsewhere if they were running a car dealership.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:08:49am

re: #213 Alyosha

Yes, another Youtube clip.
I know that in this age of uncertainty, austerity and Trump that people might see superfluous men (and women) everywhere, but the entertainment industry, if overpaid, is worth preserving.

America may not lead in manufacturing jobs, and her agricultural practises may or may not be contributing to obesity, but goddamn it, even your daily doses of comedy outflank even the Brits.
Even your child actors shit on the rest of the world. Congrats :)

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Video

Sometimes I think our hum(u)orists have it too easy. They just have to point out the obvious, politics has already become a bad parody of itself.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:09:42am

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

Oxfords. Not Brogues.

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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 6:11:07am

re: #217 lawhawk

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The state of politics and the GOP in particular is that two people who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the White House or elected office are making decisions about the future of the GOP and their effort to retake the White House.

Heck, I’d seriously consider buying a car elsewhere if they were running a car dealership.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 6:11:29am

Watch the wingnutosphere lose their freaking minds

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 12, 2016 • 6:12:30am

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

“While you’re buying this gun, how about joining the NRA?”

I always say “No.” and nothing else. If they push the issue, it’s “No.” still. Usually by the 3rd “no”, they get the message.

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Great White Snark  May 12, 2016 • 6:12:32am

re: #217 lawhawk

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:19:02am

Heh (and for those of a certain age, they’ll recognize the source material - a Maxell commercial).

Maxell Hi-Fidelity 1983

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Romantic Heretic  May 12, 2016 • 6:19:54am

re: #36 Eric The Fruit Bat

I think their thoughts will be more along this line.

abstrusegoose.com

Also thinking of David Brin’s Uplift Saga, where the Galactics would feel honour bound to make ‘clients’ (that is slaves) of humanity because obviously we’re too stupid to make our own decisions based on the way we treat our planet. It’s just as likely they’ll feel obligated to make us extinct.

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 6:19:57am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Sometimes I think our hum(u)orists have it too easy. They just have to point out the obvious, politics has already become a bad parody of itself.

Yes, you’re right, satire is best where it stakes out an awkward position and forces the audience to acknowlege the contradictions, absurdities or whatever.

But in a land where acute absurdity is so commonplace and accepted, where the media is so hopelessly absent in its duty to the populace, comedy does have a role.
But, I’ve noticed, especially with the Trump phenomenon, that this kind of lampooning doesn’t attack so much as it does normalise obscene political behaviour.

Inversely, FOX News performs better during liberal administrations. At least Colbert is a self-conscious parody.

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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 6:22:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:24:45am

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

Dan Quayle: Trump ‘more qualified’ than Clinton

based on an objective analysis of their record of public service…

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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 6:24:48am

Holy rage generator Batman…

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 6:28:36am

re: #229 FormerDirtDart

Who needs a commission when you’re infallible?
Damned incrementalism at work again.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:36:31am

There are times when I have to wonder how people are able to use twitter because they’re so incredibly unable to string together a coherent thought - they can’t even get to 140 characters without devolving into a string of babble.

Take for instance the person who claims that Hillary is losing momentum and can’t easily beat Bernie Sanders.

Objectively? You’re going to take that position?

On what grounds can you make that statement?

It’s not on the popular vote. She’s crushing him by a couple million votes. In fact, she’s gotten more votes in this primary than one other person - Obama in 2008 - has ever gotten in a primary (she might actually top her 2008 tally, which was the 2d most, giving her 2 of the top 3 tallies ever).

It’s not on the pledged delegates. Again, she’s crushing him by ~280 delegates, or far more than Obama did to Hillary in 2008. At no time in 2008 was Hillary ever down by this many, and she recognized that she had no chance to win so conceded early so as to get the party focused on defeating the GOP in November.

It’s not on the supers either. She’s got an overwhelming margin there, and Bernie’s last gasp is trying to convince them to pick him over her, even though all the other metrics suggest otherwise.

Sure, there’s a few polls that suggest Bernie might beat Trump in a couple of states in polls 6 months out. Heck, Shaun King (yeah, I know) says that Hillary being close to Trump in FL or OH or PA is a harbinger of bad things. Yet, the same poll shows Bernie doing worse against Trump in FL. Not exactly a good start. But 6 months out barely (and rarely) reflects how people vote in November.

So then, we get to “Hillary should spend more in places like WV to thrash Bernie”.

Really? Why waste money on a race that is not going to decide matters, and for which Hillary doesn’t need (and shouldn’t count on in the general elections given the past 2 elections there). Hillary spending money in WV means less money to use in CA or towards the general election, where those dollars matter in defeating the GOP. It’s called strategy and tactics.

She’s already defeated Bernie, so there’s no need to rub it in (and running up the delegate count while expending extra millions of dollars doesn’t help her in November). As much as some of the Bernie bros need to see the thrashing to put them out of my misery, the tactics are sound, and there’s no chance of a floor fight or contested convention.

It’s delegate math.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:37:24am

re: #221 The Vicious Babushka

Watch the wingnutosphere lose their freaking minds

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She said she was only in it for the chicks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:39:18am

re: #231 lawhawk

BS beat Hillary in WVA because Trump told his own supporters not to vote for him (wink, wink) so they all went out and voted for Bernie (it being an open primary) just to be gadflies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:39:59am

re: #232 Decatur Deb

She said she was only in it for the chicks.

She finds it more fun cruising men’s rooms, I guess…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:40:17am

re: #232 Decatur Deb

She said she was only in it for the chicks.

Public restrooms.
/

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:40:50am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Doh! 18 seconds

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:41:22am

On another machine, I’m downloading the upgrade to Windows 10. The kid gave me an SSDD, so I have a spare hard drive with a kosher copy of 7.1. It took an hour to get the old IE to talk to microsoft.com, so I gave up, installed a fresh FireFox, and it went straight to a healthy download. That brings up a question: Do I really want a Microsoft product?

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:42:57am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

re: #235 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

On an NPR interview, she really did say she wanted to be a lesbian.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:48:22am

re: #237 Decatur Deb

On another machine, I’m downloading the upgrade to Windows 10. The kid gave me an SSDD, so I have a spare hard drive with a kosher copy of 7.1. It took an hour to get the old IE to talk to microsoft.com, so I gave up, installed a fresh FireFox, and it went straight to a healthy download. That brings up a question: Do I really want a Microsoft product?

I tried to ignore it, but somehow I failed to say NO!!! insistently and repeatedly enough and it loaded itself…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:48:42am

re: #238 Decatur Deb

On an NPR interview, she really did say she wanted to be a lesbian.

Jenner is not exactly a poster child for transgenders, I’d say.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:49:47am

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

I tried to ignore it, but somehow I failed to say NO!!! insistently and repeatedly enough and it loaded itself…

I have Windows 10, and M$ still sends me messages telling me it’s time to upgrade.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 12, 2016 • 6:50:25am

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

Potatoe hed says what?

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 6:50:40am

re: #238 Decatur Deb

On an NPR interview, she really did say she wanted to be a lesbian.

There are times when I see such rampant stupidity that I want to resign from the human race…

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 6:50:54am

The Rage Furby Paradox.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:51:02am

re: #240 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Jenner is not exactly a poster child for transgenders, I’d say.

You do want to be strategic about your standard-bearers, and that goes all across the spectrum of movements.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:52:01am

re: #242 GlutenFreeJesus

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:52:06am

re: #243 Joe Bacon

There are times when I see such rampant stupidity that I want to resign from the human race…

Just seems like a roundabout pathway to an unremarkable goal.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 6:52:44am

Oh…. snap.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 6:53:58am

re: #243 Joe Bacon

There are times when I see such rampant stupidity that I want to resign from the human race…

Just remember, there are 7+Billion people. You’re only hearing from a few. There’s the group that created a program that beat the world Go champion. To me, that’s pretty awesome. And that’s just one thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:54:07am

re: #243 Joe Bacon

There are times when I see such rampant stupidity that I want to resign from the human race…

Point is, I do not care about this person’s identity as it does not affect me an any way at all…

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:54:23am

re: #248 lawhawk

Oh…. snap.

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Even the Brown and the Schwarz are white.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:54:58am

re: #245 Decatur Deb

You do want to be strategic about your standard-bearers, and that goes all across the spectrum of movements.

There were people who were dissing Jenner for being rich enough to “play around” being a woman, implying he/she was just doing it for the jollies. Now we’ve got rumors she wants to revert to being male. If there’s truth to the rumors, then Jenner is acting like the privileged fuck-up like everybody said.

Maybe we can try to ignore Jenner AND Zimmerman. Their 15 minutes expired already.

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jeffreyw  May 12, 2016 • 6:55:10am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 6:55:57am

re: #230 Alyosha

Who needs a commission when you’re infallible?
Damned incrementalism at work again.

It’s probably the same reason Obama didn’t use an executive order to repeal DADT. If this is going to change, it’ll need to last longer than Francis. This just adds to my hope that he has a food tester.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 6:56:12am

re: #249 Belafon

Just remember, there are 7+Billion people. You’re only hearing from a few. There’s the group that created a program that beat the world Go champion. To me, that’s pretty awesome. And that’s just one thing.

You are hearing from the few who have nothing better to do than to trumpet to the world how stupid they are. Just like you only really hear from the Christians who need to let you know how dedicated they are to Jeebuz, not the ones out there quietly living out his message in their daily lives.

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 6:56:20am

re: #244 Alyosha

Same reason you keep an eye on the spider ninja-strafing the ceiling corners as if it were illegal to just Mortein his ass.

Yes, Z’s perceived power increases when we pay attention to him.
But he also killed a kid when nobody knew his name or who the fuck he was…

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:56:35am

re: #253 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

That will need to be inspected carefully for contraband pineapple.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:56:42am

re: #253 jeffreyw

Dang! That looks good. Better than the wannabe pizza I had for lunch today.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:57:31am

re: #254 Belafon

It’s probably the same reason Obama didn’t use an executive order to repeal DADT. If this is going to change, it’ll need to last longer than Francis. This just adds to my hope that he has a food tester.

And kevlar papal robes.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 6:57:39am

re: #253 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Now THAT is a breakfast! LET’S EAT!!!!!!!

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 6:58:08am

re: #254 Belafon

It’s probably the same reason Obama didn’t use an executive order to repeal DADT. If this is going to change, it’ll need to last longer than Francis. This just adds to my hope that he has a food tester.

They learned from their Medici and Borgia forebears.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 6:59:13am

re: #249 Belafon

Just remember, there are 7+Billion people. You’re only hearing from a few. There’s the group that created a program that beat the world Go champion. To me, that’s pretty awesome. And that’s just one thing.

I had a college professor who introduced me to Go. Forever grateful, such incredible beauty in the patterns you can create in that game!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:59:24am

Hmm. The wind is picking up. I guess our three days of sunny spring weather are about up.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 6:59:56am

re: #262 Joe Bacon

I had a college professor who introduced me to Go. Forever grateful, such incredible beauty in the patterns you can create in that game!

My son is hooked on it. I suck at it.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 7:00:08am

re: #259 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

And kevlar papal robes.

Yep. I’m not Catholic, or even religious for that matter, but he’s changing course on a massive organization that indirectly influences my life (as it has been pointed out, 1in6 hospital beds are part of a Catholic hospital, and a good chunk of SCOTUSs are Catholic). So having someone like him, even just making small changes at a time, is still a big deal.

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 7:03:00am

re: #265 Belafon

Yep. I’m not Catholic, or even religious for that matter, but he’s changing course on a massive organization that indirectly influences my life (as it has been pointed out, 1in6 hospital beds are part of a Catholic hospital, and a good chunk of SCOTUSs are Catholic). So having someone like him, even just making small changes at a time, is still a big deal.

Took sixteen Benedicts to get us one measly Francis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:03:41am

re: #265 Belafon

Yep. I’m not Catholic, or even religious for that matter, but he’s changing course on a massive organization that indirectly influences my life (as it has been pointed out, 1in6 hospital beds are part of a Catholic hospital, and a good chunk of SCOTUSs are Catholic). So having someone like him, even just making small changes at a time, is still a big deal.

It is a positive sign, but I will not take that organization seriously until the day that the College of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes to elect a new Popess…

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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 7:05:00am
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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 7:06:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 7:08:30am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart

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Remember the time Al Qaeda captured “Cody” the action figure?

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 7:09:04am

re: #267 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It is a positive sign, but I will not take that organization seriously until the day that the College of Cardinals and Cardinelles convenes to elect a new Popess…

I guess you’re still not taking the US seriously then. //

I figure I have to take them seriously because unlike, say, Scientology, they have a huge influence on our lives. It would be like needing to know who the new president of Russia is going to be.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:09:36am

re: #268 FormerDirtDart

On the left: Russian embassy tweet.
On the right: Command and Conquer wikia entry

I thought those trucks contained secret Iraqi centrifuges or whatever Colin Powell was showing us…

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:10:41am

re: #271 Belafon

I guess you’re still not taking the US seriously then. //

I figure I have to take them seriously because unlike, say, Scientology, they have a huge influence on our lives. It would be like needing to know who the new president of Russia is going to be.

We haven’t elected a woman President yet, but they are not forbidden from holding the office…

One needs to be aware of what they are up to, but I will not respect their authority until I feel that they represent all of humanity and not just a bunch of old unmarried men…

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:10:50am

re: #266 Alyosha

Took sixteen Benedicts to get us one measly Francis.

At least XXIII Johns to get it right.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:11:39am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We haven’t elected a woman President yet, but they are not forbidden from holding the office…

So we’re only a few decades behind India and Israel.

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 7:13:07am

re: #274 Decatur Deb

At least XXIII Johns to get it right.

XXII too many, if you ask me.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:15:16am

re: #276 Alyosha

XXII too many, if you ask me.

They actually sort of lost count of the Johns.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 7:17:16am

re: #277 Decatur Deb

They actually sort of lost count of the Johns.

Vatican City probably has very old Johns, the kind with the tank over your head.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:18:11am

re: #278 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Vatican City probably has very old Johns, the kind with the tank over your head.

Pffftt. Might still be using the cloaca maxima.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 7:18:48am

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We haven’t elected a woman President yet, but they are not forbidden from holding the office…

One needs to be aware of what they are up to, but I will not respect their authority until I feel that they represent all of humanity and not just a bunch of old unmarried men…

I didn’t mean to imply that I respect their authority in any way that I would follow their rules. I am just being very careful to acknowledge their power, and that changes in the right direction are a good thing. Short all our memories being erased, or God coming down and going “I don’t exist,” they’re going to be around for a while.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:19:00am

re: #279 Decatur Deb

Pffftt. Might still be using the cloaca maxima.

en.wikipedia.org

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FormerDirtDart  May 12, 2016 • 7:19:02am

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

Remember the time Al Qaeda captured “Cody” the action figure?

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And so it begins…

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 7:19:06am

re: #277 Decatur Deb

They actually sort of lost count of the Johns.

Same problem as any whorehouse established in the first century, I’d warrant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:20:19am

re: #280 Belafon

I didn’t mean to imply that I respect their authority in any way that I would follow their rules. I am just being very careful to acknowledge their power, and that changes in the right direction are a good thing. Short all our memories being erased, or God coming down and going “I don’t exist,” they’re going to be around for a while.

We need to know what they are up to, just like I still read newsmax to find out what the latest GOP talking points are

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 7:20:26am

Why Trump is the GOP:

Most GOPers think “ordinary” folks would be better than politicians.

Except the reality is that they’re no better, and often far far worse.

What exactly has the Tea Party GOP candidates done? Shut down government costing nation billions in lost economic activity? Shortchanged communities hard hit by natural disasters? Cut funding for programs that save even more money in the long run (like PP)?

And there’s nothing ordinary about Trump other than the fact he talks like a petulant 2 year old who isn’t getting his way. Fearful and angry is no way to go through life, but that’s exactly who Trump is, despite being born on 3d base and walking to home courtesy of his dad’s real estate empire he inherited.

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jeffreyw  May 12, 2016 • 7:20:50am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

re: #258 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

re: #260 Joe Bacon

Thanks! That was from my late frittata period - right before the transition into waffles.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:22:00am

re: #285 lawhawk

It just goes to show how fed up people are with politicians and politics as usual.

And that they have only the faintest idea of how government works…

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:22:29am

re: #284 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

We need to know what they are up to, just like I still read newsmax to find out what the latest GOP talking points are

I just read L’Osservatore Romano for Sarducci’s coverage of the rock scene.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 7:25:00am
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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:27:23am

Hey Blue Spot—got your invite too late to react. I’ll probably be going to Birmingham a lot over the Summer/Fall.

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Alyosha  May 12, 2016 • 7:33:11am

I gotta get. Help me get through my Friday, Lizards. I’ll ding your good stuff on the morrow.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 7:34:00am

re: #286 jeffreyw

Thanks! That was from my late frittata period - right before the transition into waffles.

Frittatas are a gateway to waffles. Next comes savory waffles eaten for lunch and dinner.

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BlueSpotinAL  May 12, 2016 • 7:34:45am

re: #290 Decatur Deb

Hey Blue Spot—got your invite too late to react. I’ll probably be going to Birmingham a lot over the Summer/Fall.

I figured you did not see it in time, message me when you know in advance. We could go watch fightin’: either Tragic City Rollers or Birmingham city council meeting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:35:03am

re: #288 Decatur Deb

I just read L’Osservatore Romano for Sarducci’s coverage of the rock scene.

loved his review of this one

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:38:06am

re: #294 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

loved his review of this one

“Seems like no store is having it…”

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 7:40:01am

Morning!

Speaking of the Pope, has any smoke been detected coming from the Capitol building in DC? I was wondering if the GOP conclave was over yet and if the smoke was black or white letting us know if Trump has been elected as a true Republican or not.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:42:04am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of the Pope, has any smoke been detected coming from the Capitol building in DC? I was wondering if the GOP conclave was over yet and if the smoke was black or white letting us know if Trump has been elected as a true Republican or not.

It’ll be huuuge smoke—look like freakn’ Alberta.

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Great White Snark  May 12, 2016 • 7:42:52am

re: #296 ObserverArt

As I started reading that I was not thinking of the papal reference, but spontaneous human combustion.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 7:43:14am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of the Pope, has any smoke been detected coming from the Capitol building in DC? I was wondering if the GOP conclave was over yet and if the smoke was black or white letting us know if Trump has been elected as a true Republican or not.

Just wait for The Ohio Players to start singing “Fire”…

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Great White Snark  May 12, 2016 • 7:44:14am

Anybody expert on Brazil? This headline looks like sour grapes. Huffpo
BRAZIL COUP COMPLETE

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 7:46:33am

re: #300 Great White Snark

Anybody expert on Brazil? This headline looks like sour grapes. Huffpo
BRAZIL COUP COMPLETE

I have not been following the impeachment story other than to note that the president has been in fact removed from office over it.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 7:47:48am

re: #300 Great White Snark

Anybody expert on Brazil? This headline looks like sour grapes. Huffpo
BRAZIL COUP COMPLETE

Yeah, whatever. The Brazilian House investigated President Dilma Rousseff and found she had been doing shady stuff, so the Senate has impeached her. She’s suspended from her official duties pending the outcome of the impeachment proceedings.

IOW, she’s not been deposed, there’s been no coup. The military has not seized control of a civilian government. Everybody calm down.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 7:50:22am

AP Interview: Trump down to 5 or 6 choices for VP

The headline buries the real story here. Trump indicates he’s not going to do the kind of data driven GOTV that has been normal in other recent campaigns.

Shifting swiftly to the general election, Donald Trump says he’s narrowed his list of potential running mates to “five or six” people and doesn’t want to accept taxpayer money to finance a fall campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

In a break from recent major party nominees, Trump does not plan to invest heavily in a data-driven effort to court voters in the fall campaign.

Despite pressure, the billionaire said he doesn’t believe he has an obligation to release his tax returns and won’t release them before November unless an ongoing audit of his finances is completed before Election Day. He said he wouldn’t overrule his lawyers and instruct them to release his returns if the audit hasn’t concluded by then.

“There’s nothing to learn from them,” Trump said. He also said he doesn’t believe voters are interested.

If you’re a GOPer reading that, you probably are questioning WTF. GOTV is integral to winning elections, and the data management efforts to manage those efforts is seen as critical to winning elections. That means you spend money most effectively on places where it is likely to do the most good. Looks like Trump’s going to fly by the seat of his pants.

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gwangung  May 12, 2016 • 7:52:54am

re: #303 lawhawk

That’s what he SAYS he’s doing. It fits his image. Wonder if he’s going to use data on the down low, though….

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 7:56:49am

re: #303 lawhawk

AP Interview: Trump down to 5 or 6 choices for VP

The headline buries the real story here. Trump indicates he’s not going to do the kind of data driven GOTV that has been normal in other recent campaigns.

If you’re a GOPer reading that, you probably are questioning WTF. GOTV is integral to winning elections, and the data management efforts to manage those efforts is seen as critical to winning elections. That means you spend money most effectively on places where it is likely to do the most good. Looks like Trump’s going to fly by the seat of his pants.

Heard Dan Quayle say Ohio Senator Rob Portman would be a good VP choice for TRUMP.

Talk about low energy…I don’t see it. But then, it was Dan Quayle.

Who needs data when you have a Dan Quayle weighing in.

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sagehen  May 12, 2016 • 7:56:59am

re: #275 Decatur Deb

So we’re only a few decades behind India and Israel.

The first feminist joke I ever heard…

“Israel’s religion is fascinating,” said Indira. “In all their synagogues, they’ve built a special balcony just for Prime Ministers.”

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 7:57:59am

re: #304 gwangung

That’s what he SAYS he’s doing. It fits his image. Wonder if he’s going to use data on the down low, though….

Hard to make it low-profile at the street user end. The Romney campaign failed to train the volunteers they had using an iPad-dependent system, to their sorrow. That was linked to their ORCA brainfart.

commentarymagazine.com

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 8:02:34am
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 12, 2016 • 8:03:00am

Oh. My. God.

Facebook Video

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 8:05:30am

re: #309 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Oh. My. God.

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I can’t watch the video at work, but it looks like, from all the link text, that it’s about the Assassin’s Creed movie. As a plug for games, my kids learned a whole lot of Renaissance era history from the early games, especially the names of a lot of historical figures.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 12, 2016 • 8:06:48am

re: #310 Belafon

I can’t watch the video at work, but it looks like, from all the link text, that it’s about the Assassin’s Creed movie. As a plug for games, my kids learned a whole lot of Renaissance era history from the early games, especially the names of a lot of historical figures.

Yeah, it’s a trailer for the movie coming out in December. This one takes place during the Spanish Inquisition don’t think it’s the desmond story given some of the stuff in the trailer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:09:12am

I am still waiting for the film version of Hungry Hungry Hippos

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Le Lapin Tueur  May 12, 2016 • 8:13:16am

re: #282 FormerDirtDart

+1 for the Zergling attack

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 8:14:30am

The Windows 10 download has been checking itself for upgrades for about an hour. I’m going to go out and lube the truck, and if it hasn’t finished by then, it’s a loss. BBL

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 8:16:30am

re: #314 Decatur Deb

That’s okay. My smartphone has been sitting with an Android update (1GB stuck in limbo) because Verizon isn’t ready to sign off on the update.

Sometimes the updates take time to do their thing. Other times, it is corporate stupidity. Yours is the former. Mine is the latter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:18:26am

re: #314 Decatur Deb

The Windows 10 download has been checking itself for upgrades for about an hour. I’m going to go out and lube the truck, and if it hasn’t finished by then, it’s a loss. BBL

I lost a whole morning over that damn update. I have not noticed any major improvement, other than that some things have different graphics…

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Le Lapin Tueur  May 12, 2016 • 8:21:36am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

And that they have only the faintest idea of how government works…

And, when you say “only the faintest idea of how government works,” what you really mean is, “absolutely no idea what happens in the government at any level of decision or authority.”

Just thought I should clarify that a bit…

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:24:41am

re: #317 Le Lapin Tueur

And, when you say “only the faintest idea of how government works,” what you really mean is, “absolutely no idea what happens in the government at any level of decision or authority.”

Just thought I should clarify that a bit…

They really think that they just have to put in a strong personality who is going kick some ass and shake out all the bugs…

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Le Lapin Tueur  May 12, 2016 • 8:24:44am

re: #302 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yeah, whatever. The Brazilian House investigated President Dilma Rousseff and found she had been doing shady stuff, so the Senate has impeached her. She’s suspended from her official duties pending the outcome of the impeachment proceedings.

And, from what I understand, the VP is not exactly squeeky clean. Nor has he telegraphed any of his positions other than he was well integrated in the previous military-led government..

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 8:26:29am

re: #296 ObserverArt

Morning!

Speaking of the Pope, has any smoke been detected coming from the Capitol building in DC? I was wondering if the GOP conclave was over yet and if the smoke was black or white letting us know if Trump has been elected as a true Republican or not.

On the one hand, Ryan needs to normalize Trump to protect his members and his House majority, because if the party isn’t united and Republicans stay home in November it could cause a down ticket massacre. On the other hand, it has occurred to me that Ryan’s own political ambitions would be better served if he lost the Speakership. Next year he will have to make deals with Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton to keep the government open, and he will be excoriated across the wingularity as a RINO traitor to the conservative cause, which will not help his 2020 presidential run against Ted Cruz.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 8:28:09am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

They really think that they just have to put in a strong personality who is going kick some ass and shake out all the bugs…

Berniacs and Trumpists share that delusion.

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Le Lapin Tueur  May 12, 2016 • 8:28:46am

re: #309 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Wow.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 8:30:22am

re: #311 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Yeah, it’s a trailer for the movie coming out in December. This one takes place during the Spanish Inquisition don’t think it’s the desmond story given some of the stuff in the trailer.

I can’t resist. No-one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 8:33:18am

re: #304 gwangung

That’s what he SAYS he’s doing. It fits his image. Wonder if he’s going to use data on the down low, though….

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:34:15am

re: #320 Big Beautiful Door

On the one hand, Ryan needs to normalize Trump to protect his members and his House majority, because if the party isn’t united and Republicans stay home in November it could cause a down ticket massacre. On the other hand, it has occurred to me that Ryan’s own political ambitions would be better served if he lost the Speakership. Next year he will have to make deals with Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton to keep the government open, and he will be excoriated across the wingularity as a RINO traitor to the conservative cause, which will not help his 2020 presidential run against Ted Cruz.

It is all about individual GOP members sizing and balancing up the fate of the party vs. their own personal political agendas…

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 8:35:03am

yes

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b_sharp  May 12, 2016 • 8:35:20am

re: #314 Decatur Deb

The Windows 10 download has been checking itself for upgrades for about an hour. I’m going to go out and lube the truck, and if it hasn’t finished by then, it’s a loss. BBL

It’s masturbating. Leave it alone for a while.

Try not to watch.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 8:35:36am
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iossarian  May 12, 2016 • 8:35:36am

re: #324 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Trump won the GOP nomination with 30-40% of the vote in the early primaries.

Hopefully no-one points out to him that’s not how it works in November…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 8:36:05am

33 seconds!

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KGxvi  May 12, 2016 • 8:36:37am

I am still trying to reconcile the Trump nomination in my own mind. This is the third time since the 1960s that the GOP has decided not to pick the “next guy in line”. In 1964 they went with Goldwater (and it was a disaster in that cycle but they rebounded in ‘68, in part because of LBJ’s South East Asian misadventures). In 2000 they went with GWB (a disaster in a different way, but there was also no identifiable “next guy in line” in that election). Now they’re going with Trump. My gut tells me that it’ll be a disaster because it’s Trump - but I still wonder what kind of turnout we will see come November; because as I’ve been saying for a while, historically high negatives for both major party nominees suggests a low turnout election, and then all bets are off.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 8:38:26am

re: #331 KGxvi

I am still trying to reconcile the Trump nomination in my own mind. This is the third time since the 1960s that the GOP has decided not to pick the “next guy in line”. In 1964 they went with Goldwater (and it was a disaster in that cycle but they rebounded in ‘68, in part because of LBJ’s South East Asian misadventures). In 2000 they went with GWB (a disaster in a different way, but there was also no identifiable “next guy in line” in that election). Now they’re going with Trump. My gut tells me that it’ll be a disaster because it’s Trump - but I still wonder what kind of turnout we will see come November; because as I’ve been saying for a while, historically high negatives for both major party nominees suggests a low turnout election, and then all bets are off.

I believe instead that Trump is such a polarizing figure that he will drive a lot of people to the polls to vote against him.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 8:38:28am

Maybe I should get on that Twitter machine. Copying the title, pasting it here, going back and copying the URL and turning it into a link makes me too slow…. Nah, not worth it.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 8:38:43am

re: #329 iossarian

Bernie bros are busy saying how he’s more electable in November. Citing polls.

Except the same polls show Hillary doing as well or better than Bernie, especially in battleground states like GA and NC. Oh, did I say battleground? I meant states where Trump’s on the defensive despite being reliable GOP states.

Battleground states are shaping up likewise, with Trump behind.

But these are 6 months out, and don’t signify much of anything. Wont stop the Bernie bros from flooding my twitter stream about how he’s more electable, or that he should have a say in the D platform (despite being an independent).

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:42:05am

re: #326 Stanley Sea

BUSTED: GunBroker cancels sale of George Zimmerman’s gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

Censorship of Free Trade! PC run amok!!!

/

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b_sharp  May 12, 2016 • 8:42:51am

re: #334 lawhawk

Bernie bros are busy saying how he’s more electable in November. Citing polls.

Except the same polls show Hillary doing as well or better than Bernie, especially in battleground states like GA and NC. Oh, did I say battleground? I meant states where Trump’s on the defensive despite being reliable GOP states.

Battleground states are shaping up likewise, with Trump behind.

But these are 6 months out, and don’t signify much of anything. Wont stop the Bernie bros from flooding my twitter stream about how he’s more electable, or that he should have a say in the D platform (despite being an independent).

Have you run across any BernieBros claiming the polls are unfair and lying?

Just spitballing here, but I think they may not know what a poll is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:43:31am

re: #336 b_sharp

Have you run across any BernieBros claiming the polls are unfair and lying?

Just spitballing here, but I think they may not know what a poll is.

a poll is a statistical projection of wishful thinking…

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 8:44:10am

re: #336 b_sharp

I have over the past few weeks, but blocked them. Now blocking folks who include “dropouthillary” in their tweets or backgrounds.

Tolerance level for dumbassery is low.

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b_sharp  May 12, 2016 • 8:44:10am

re: #330 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

33 seconds!

33 second whats?

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KGxvi  May 12, 2016 • 8:44:51am

re: #332 Big Beautiful Door

I believe instead that Trump is such a polarizing figure that he will drive a lot of people to the polls to vote against him.

It’s entirely possible. But how often has that sentiment actually played out in US elections? I can’t think of a time when it has ever worked at the presidential level. A lot can happen in the next six months, and with everything we’ve seen in the last five election cycles, I suppose we shouldn’t rule anything out.

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b_sharp  May 12, 2016 • 8:45:35am

re: #338 lawhawk

I have over the past few weeks, but blocked them. Now blocking folks who include “dropouthillary” in their tweets or backgrounds.

Tolerance level for dumbassery is low.

I tried Twitter Block Chain on the last BernieBro invasion into my mentions. Seemed to do the trick.

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Reality Based Steve  May 12, 2016 • 8:45:48am

re: #326 Stanley Sea

yes

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re: #132 Reality Based Steve

Whatever it goes for over 250 bucks is simply the ammosexuals getting off on owning something notorious. Be interesting to see if the story breaks on the MSM if enough pressure will be brought on GunTrader to kill the auction.

RBS

I called it right. I are a Pundit. I want my Faux News Dollars now!!!!!

RBS

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blueraven  May 12, 2016 • 8:46:28am

Paul Ryan tries to put a positive spin on Trump meeting but still wouldn’t say he endorses him.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 8:48:18am

re: #340 KGxvi

It’s entirely possible. But how often has that sentiment actually played out in US elections? I can’t think of a time when it has ever worked at the presidential level. A lot can happen in the next six months, and with everything we’ve seen in the last five election cycles, I suppose we shouldn’t rule anything out.

There are quite a few stories of people naturalizing in order to vote against Trump. Will those people make a whole lot of difference? Probably not directly, but if they are speeding up their naturalization to vote, there’s probably a number of people who are already citizens planning on voting for the first time.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 8:48:55am

re: #89 teleskiguy

Killerman wants to “fight BLM”…..at least he’s now admitting that he’s a racist fuck.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 8:49:07am

re: #342 Reality Based Steve

I called it right. I are a Pundit. I want my Faux News Dollars now!!!!!

RBS

That only happens if you’re always wrong.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 8:49:10am

I assume that Z will just go sell it at a gun show auction…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 8:52:33am

GotNwes exclusive!!

EXCLUSIVE: The saga of Chuck Johnson’s big Comedy Central debut (as in ‘duh butt’ of jokes)

Johnson watchers (that sounds kinda risqué, actually) were treated to the following announcement on the Award Winning Journalist’s Facebook page last week.

Given the writer’s tendency to exaggerate his accomplishments, one might have assumed he was blowing hot air out of his, well, you know.

Turns out, the Comedy Central gig was a real thing, but instead of it being a major accomplishment — “I’m gonna be a star, ma!” — it was more like, “Hey, look at the red-haired doofus bragging about outing rape victims!”

It turns out not everyone was thrilled with Chuck Johnson’s appearance on the pilot of comedian Moshe Kasher’s comedy talk show, “Problematic.” Kasher, or his casting director, apparently chose Johnson with that expectation.

Details here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 12, 2016 • 8:52:48am

re: #347 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I assume that Z will just go sell it at a gun show auction…

Probably. Smaller audience, though, and lower sale price. And does anyone actually believe the guy who lied about how much money he had to get lower bail is REALLY going to donate the proceeds to anything other than the George Zimmerman Rent, Beer, And Pizza Fund?

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Reality Based Steve  May 12, 2016 • 8:56:34am

re: #346 Belafon

That only happens if you’re always wrong.

I can be wrong. I can be yugely wrong. I can be so wrong that even if I were right I’d be wrong. Now I can haz Koch Dollars?

RBS

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 8:56:43am

re: #339 b_sharp

33 second whats?

33 seconds late with the murder gun story.

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nines09  May 12, 2016 • 8:58:27am

#nevertrump

AHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 12, 2016 • 9:00:41am

re: #348 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby’s use of ‘Anti-Fragile’ come out of the babble that first came form Taleb’s “Black Swan” to prervent the next financial crises, and was later picked up by that Smarmy Scottish Stooge NIall Ferguson who used that during his Reith lecture for Autny Beeb.

Neither of then understand systems very well. Fragile systems cannot be made-anti-fragile.

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iossarian  May 12, 2016 • 9:03:06am

re: #334 lawhawk

It will play itself out. I think Bernie’s already had a pretty substantial effect on Clinton’s positioning, and she’ll be aiming to neutralize Trump’s appeal to the working class as much as possible anyway.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 9:05:25am

re: #353 Eric The Fruit Bat

Rage Furby’s use of ‘Anti-Fragile’ come out of the babble that first came form Taleb’s “Black Swan” to prervent the next financial crises, and was later picked up by that Smarmy Scottish Stooge NIall Ferguson who used that during his Reith lecture for Autny Beeb.

Neither of then understand systems very well. Fragile systems cannot be made-anti-fragile.

Ah, thanks for that. So, he’s mis-appropriated a term that has no real meaning. Typical.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 12, 2016 • 9:09:10am

Well, I’ve done enough damage for one day. Hasta luego, todos!

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 9:10:43am

re: #73 Charles Johnson

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 9:11:29am

Russia does flybys at close range. The US activates a missile defense system in Romania.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 9:11:30am

re: #353 Eric The Fruit Bat

Rage Furby’s use of ‘Anti-Fragile’ come out of the babble that first came form Taleb’s “Black Swan” to prervent the next financial crises, and was later picked up by that Smarmy Scottish Stooge NIall Ferguson who used that during his Reith lecture for Autny Beeb.

Neither of then understand systems very well. Fragile systems cannot be made-anti-fragile.

Duct tape!

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 9:11:59am

re: #357 MsJ

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and generically for the rest of the world’s leaders: “That brown/yellow bastard/bitch!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 9:12:57am

re: #358 lawhawk

Russia does flybys at close range. The US activates a missile defense system in Romania.

The Maginot Line was a provocation against Germany!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 12, 2016 • 9:14:55am

re: #358 lawhawk

PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD FIX THIS!!!

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 9:16:58am

re: #348 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

GotNwes exclusive!!

Details here.

Great write up. I agree with the woman in the audience, it’s insulting to have invited him. Comedy or whatever, he’s the wrong person.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 9:17:05am

re: #362 Eclectic Cyborg

PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD FIX THIS!!!

Romania would be a small price to pay to keep those topless Putin picks coming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 9:20:36am

The Islamic World is starting to look like the GOP:

Iran ‘will not send pilgrims to Saudi Arabia’ for Hajj

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 9:20:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 9:23:01am

from West Virginia this morning:

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 9:23:03am

When O’Reilly comes off as the sane one, just damn!

“Okay,” O’Reilly sighed. “Let’s just recap. According to Dobbs, Donald Trump is Jesus. And Jesus never put out his tax returns! Ever!”

“That’s a line that I can actually agree with,” Dobbs concluded.

rawstory.com

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 9:33:02am
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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 9:33:27am

re: #240 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Jenner is not exactly a poster child for transgenders, I’d say.

And is going to do more damage to them.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 9:33:43am

Is there a betting pool for when Baby Whiplash will surrender to Trump? Because you know it’s going to happen.

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 9:40:13am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

A distinction without a difference. BW is 90% there but just needs a little nudge to push him over the line. One more gross statement by Trump about Hillary will do it.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 9:42:32am

re: #371 The Vicious Babushka

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 9:42:37am

I’m thinking Trump could wrap up the election now by buying that gun from Zimmerman. He could add it’s image to his hats to really make clear what makes America great to the GOP.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 9:45:56am
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No Depression  May 12, 2016 • 9:48:19am

Looks like a smear campaign against Tammy Duckworth:

Illinois Ethics Lawsuit Against Senate Hopeful Rep. Duckworth In Court

Republicans hate women that can kick their asses.

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 9:50:00am

re: #375 Dr. Matt

It’s pretty clear that the primary purpose of human beings is to wipe out all forms of life on earth.

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KGxvi  May 12, 2016 • 9:52:40am

re: #377 Skip Intro

It’s pretty clear that the primary purpose of human beings is to wipe out all forms of life on earth.

Humans according to agent Smith

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 9:54:55am

re: #378 KGxvi

What’s ironic is that Agent Smith does the same (converting everyone to him in the Matrix) but that’s only after Neo rubs off on him.

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KGxvi  May 12, 2016 • 9:55:39am

re: #373 lawhawk

Shouldn’t that reasoning be the other way around? I mean, I can understand someone taking Ryan’s approach (if you honestly agree on 70%+ of stuff), but Jindahl’s approach is just pathetic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 9:56:25am

re: #380 KGxvi

Shouldn’t that reasoning be the other way around? I mean, I can understand someone taking Ryan’s approach (if you honestly agree on 70%+ of stuff), but Jindahl’s approach is just pathetic.

again, it is individuals in the GOP weighing the outlook for their party vs their own personal political agenda…

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 9:57:59am

re: #373 lawhawk

Yep, Baby Whiplash is trying to figure out the best way to execute a backflip on Trump while denying that’s what he’s doing. Utterly predictable.

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Romantic Heretic  May 12, 2016 • 9:58:17am

re: #261 Decatur Deb

They learned from their Medici and Borgia forebears.

The Della Rovere’s helped too.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 9:59:15am

On the Move: B-29 Doc low-speed taxi

For the first time since 1956, the nearly restored B-29 known as Doc moved under its own power. The restoration crew performed the first of many low-speed taxi tests on May 11, 2016 as the final preparations are underway before first flight.

B-29 Doc

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 10:00:34am

re: #340 KGxvi

It’s entirely possible. But how often has that sentiment actually played out in US elections? I can’t think of a time when it has ever worked at the presidential level. A lot can happen in the next six months, and with everything we’ve seen in the last five election cycles, I suppose we shouldn’t rule anything out.

Trump is unlike any major party nominee in history, so you can just throw out previous presidential elections as irrelevant. I can’t think of a more irresponsible selection for president, ever.

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blueraven  May 12, 2016 • 10:05:37am
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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 10:08:49am

re: #348 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

GotNwes exclusive!!

Details here.

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blueraven  May 12, 2016 • 10:12:20am

re: #386 blueraven

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 10:19:46am

Lunch Time!

Instagram

One of the more memorable meals we enjoyed while in Savannah was at @thecollinsquarter for brekkie. A vibrant variation of beef hash with succulent short ribs and a couple crispy potato puff disks covered in a nice chimmichuri. If you ever have 36 hours to spend in that wonderful, historic city, you need to make time for this place.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 10:21:54am

re: #387 MsJ

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Rage Furby is filling the role seen on every reality show, i.e., he’s the asshole that everyone hates and everyone wants to have kicked off.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 10:24:03am

re: #389 Dr. Matt

Lunch Time!

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WOW! That sure ain’t no Big Mac!

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Eventual Carrion  May 12, 2016 • 10:25:41am

re: #366 lawhawk

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Does he plan to send them to Madagascar?

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 10:30:52am

re: #390 Dr. Matt

Rage Furby is filling the role seen on every reality show, i.e., he’s the asshole that everyone hates and everyone wants to have kicked off.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 10:33:19am

Uh Oh: Trump Named In The Panama Papers 3,540 Times!

His name appears 3,540 times in the database, but we should note that this doesn’t mean he was directly involved, as his name and branding has been sold to other investors.

Merely having your name on this list and using offshore companies isn’t illegal in and of itself, but it is a tactic often used by the rich to avoid paying taxes. Add this to Herr Trump’s refusal to share *any* of his tax returns and it starts to look like a really YUGE problem for Herr Donald.

Show us the taxes, Donnie. Unless you have something to hide.

Replace Trump with Obama in this situation, and the screeching “outrage” from the media would be deafening.

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thedopefishlives  May 12, 2016 • 10:33:31am

Afternoon Lizardim. So I logged on to Facebook and discovered that wingnuts are having a collective orgasm over a Trump seven-point health care reform plan. Assuming step 1 is “Repeal the ACA”, exactly how bad is it on a scale of 1 to potato? How go things among the lizardfolk on this cloudy cool afternoon?

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thedopefishlives  May 12, 2016 • 10:37:01am

re: #384 Shiplord Kirel

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They better be careful with that; those engines are notorious for heat death. If they’re gonna rev ‘em up, they’ve gotta get good airflow. Apparently, taking off in a B-29 involves opening the throttles wide, keeping her as low as practically possible, and praying you get up to speed before the exhaust valves melt.

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Eventual Carrion  May 12, 2016 • 10:40:15am

re: #394 Dr. Matt

Uh Oh: Trump Named In The Panama Papers 3,540 Times!

Replace Trump with Obama in this situation, and screeching “outrage” from the media would be deafening.

And maybe that is what is needed. Pass around the internet that Obama showed up on the list thousands of times. Then after the outrage hits stride say, “My bad, it was The Donalds name not Obama”. Then sit back and watch the sputtering.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 10:40:26am
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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 10:40:28am

re: #376 No Depression

Looks like a smear campaign against Tammy Duckworth:

Illinois Ethics Lawsuit Against Senate Hopeful Rep. Duckworth In Court

Republicans hate women that can kick their asses.

Republicans in this case look desperate after reading your link.

So it is about 7 year old ethics violations while she headed up The Illinois Veterans Affairs Department.

7 years!

It seems the only reason it still exists is so that it can be used at times like this. That being to use at will against her political run against Mark Kirk.

Can Republicans actually run straight up campaigns anymore without some kind of skulduggery?

Party of responsibility. I don’t think so.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 10:41:21am

re: #398 Kragar

Act more presidential they said. Sure thing boss.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 10:42:14am

re: #396 thedopefishlives

They better be careful with that; those engines are notorious for heat death. If they’re gonna rev ‘em up, they’ve gotta get good airflow. Apparently, taking off in a B-29 involves opening the throttles wide, keeping her as low as practically possible, and praying you get up to speed before the exhaust valves melt.

I was gonna say—I hope the engines have been “inauthentically” modified to some extent. No other aircraft with the reliability of the B-29 has ever been accepted for series production. But…they needed an aircraft to bomb Japan with from too far away—and heaven forbid they use Avro Lancasters.

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 10:43:20am

re: #399 ObserverArt

Can Republicans actually run straight up campaigns anymore without some kind of skulduggery?

No. They can’t run straight up campaigns nor can they govern. They have to lie all the time because they would have exactly 27% of the population otherwise (the die hard always Republican no matter what 27%). They would be dead at all levels.

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thedopefishlives  May 12, 2016 • 10:45:50am

re: #401 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I was gonna say—I hope the engines have been “inauthentically” modified to some extent. No other aircraft with the reliability of the B-29 has ever been accepted for series production. But…they needed an aircraft to bomb Japan with from too far away—and heaven forbid they use Avro Lancasters.

Pretty sure anyone who’s into B-29’s enough to actually crack one open for restoration probably knows about its service history and any needed service or “modifications”, so I imagine I’m worrying over nothing. But it’d be a bloody tragedy to see a magnificent warbird go up in smoke because some historical knowledge didn’t get transferred to the right people at the right time, you know?

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 10:46:20am

re: #395 thedopefishlives

Afternoon Lizardim. So I logged on to Facebook and discovered that wingnuts are having a collective orgasm over a Trump seven-point health care reform plan. Assuming step 1 is “Repeal the ACA”, exactly how bad is it on a scale of 1 to potato? How go things among the lizardfolk on this cloudy cool afternoon?

Warm and humid and fixing to get some of that weather you have moving in a bit later this evening which means we are going to have us some rock’n’roll storms. So far my part of Ohio has been spared the crazy weather. I have a feeling that is going to change today. Although…it doesn’t seem like any tornado activity expected…high winds just the same.

And high 50s to 60 over the weekend. Strange spring.

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cat-tikvah  May 12, 2016 • 10:47:39am

re: #38 Reality Based Steve

They may also decide that there seems to be nothing of value here, it’s a good place to put in a hypergalctic bypass .

RBS

Towel Day is coming! Don’t panic!

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2016 • 10:49:18am

Whoops…..

DT’s name mentioned 3500 times in Panama Papers…

crooksandliars.com

telesurtv.net

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 10:53:54am

Imagine, a racist birther working for Trump!

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 10:55:48am

“…One recurring theme in Senecal’s messages is that Obama is a secret Muslim bent on destroying the United States. On September 18, he wrote, “Our current ‘president’ is a rotten filthy [bigoted word] !!!!! Period !!!!!! He continues his war on Christians !!!!!! …zero is against the people of America !!!!!” Months earlier, he declared of Obama, “look at the number of goat screwing [bigoted word]s he is degrading our government with !!!!!”
motherjones.com

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thedopefishlives  May 12, 2016 • 10:56:46am

re: #407 jaunte

From the Tweet:

Trump’s longtime butler

And Drumpf wonders why no one can really empathize with him.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 10:58:08am
“Few people here can anticipate Mr. Trump’s demands and desires better than Mr. Senecal… He understands Mr. Trump’s sleeping patterns and how he likes his steak (‘It would rock on the plate, it was so well done’).”

This more than any other detail shows how beef-eating Republicans have abandoned their principles.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 10:58:39am

re: #408 jaunte

another data glitch error, obviously.

/

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No Depression  May 12, 2016 • 10:59:25am

re: #407 jaunte

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Imagine, a racist birther working for Trump!

What is it with wingnuts and superfluous exclamation points and caps? Can’t they write like normal people?

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:01:34am

re: #408 jaunte

I see job at Fox News in this butler’s future. ‘Joe the Butler’.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 11:01:34am

re: #401 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I was gonna say—I hope the engines have been “inauthentically” modified to some extent. No other aircraft with the reliability of the B-29 has ever been accepted for series production. But…they needed an aircraft to bomb Japan with from too far away—and heaven forbid they use Avro Lancasters.

Hope someone double-checks the auxilliary heater.

en.wikipedia.org

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 11:02:13am

re: #407 jaunte

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Imagine, a racist birther working for Trump!

And he still has a Facebook account. I guess calling for the murder of a president doesn’t cross any Facebook rules.

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Dr Lizardo  May 12, 2016 • 11:02:25am

re: #369 Dr. Matt

I doubt Zim would ever go to the slammer. If he realized he was looking at serious time, he’d probably off himself.

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allegro  May 12, 2016 • 11:03:55am

re: #416 Dr Lizardo

I doubt Zim would ever go to the slammer. If he realized he was looking at serious time, he’d probably off himself.

He still has his gun. Just sayin…

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:04:42am

re: #415 Skip Intro

And he still has a Facebook account. I guess calling for the murder of a president doesn’t cross any Facebook rules.

At least none that conservatives are concerned about.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:05:44am

re: #408 jaunte

The ex-butler is 84 and now an “in-house historian” at Trump’s FL estate.

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No Depression  May 12, 2016 • 11:05:55am

re: #415 Skip Intro

And he still has a Facebook account. I guess calling for the murder of a president doesn’t cross any Facebook rules.

I’m gonna guess that he’s only friends with people that approve of his deranged ranting.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:06:58am

“For pete’s sake, Donald, we’ve spent our careers keeping that stuff on the down-low.”

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:08:15am

re: #418 jaunte

At least none that conservatives are concerned about.

Facebook blocks conservative viewpoints, obviously.

/

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:08:39am

re: #421 jaunte

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 11:09:15am
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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:09:30am

re: #416 Dr Lizardo

Zimmerman and Trump are a lot a like. Nothing Zim does can get him jail, and nothing Trump says can end his presidential campaign.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 12, 2016 • 11:09:55am

re: #425 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Zimmerman and Trump are a lot a like. Nothing Zim does can get him jail, and nothing Trump says can end his presidential campaign.

Until the debates

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 11:11:06am

re: #426 I Would Prefer Not To

Until the debates

“No debates—nothing to be learned from them.”

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:12:17am

BREAKING!

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:14:06am

re: #416 Dr Lizardo

I doubt Zim would ever go to the slammer. If he realized he was looking at serious time, he’d probably off himself.

One could only hope.

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 11:14:07am

re: #408 jaunte

The NYT did such a good job reporting on him. ///

gah

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Jebediah, RBG  May 12, 2016 • 11:14:10am

re: #266 Alyosha

Took sixteen Benedicts to get us one measly Francis.

But how many Helens?

30 Helens

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 11:22:58am

re: #412 No Depression

What is it with wingnuts and superfluous exclamation points and caps? Can’t they write like normal people?

They are nutbags.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 11:26:13am

re: #431 Jebediah, RBG

But how many Helens?

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I want to see Infinity War filming, because we’re likely to have Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt.

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Jebediah, RBG  May 12, 2016 • 11:30:23am

re: #433 Belafon

As long as there is a sequel “Thirty Helens and Three Chris’”

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:00:48pm

re: #427 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“No debates—nothing to be learned from them.”

He has to if he is going to demonstrate the tricks Manafort is teaching him to appear “presidential.” The bar will be set exceedingly low; if Trump can avoid swearing the media will be rapturous about how presidential he appeared.

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 12:23:33pm

re: #428 jaunte

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BREAKING!

More words of wisDUMB from Mr. -4,600 on Celebrity Jeopardy!


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