Breitbart “News” Tells Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Get Lost

Breitbart wants Zuckerberg to consent to an interview with racist cretin Milo Yiannopoulos instead
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When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he was planning to meet with some representatives of Donald Trump and right wing media, to try to allay their fake outrage about Facebook “censoring” them, here was the reaction I posted on Twitter:

And sure enough, things are already getting weird, as Breitbart “News” tells Zuckerberg to take a hike.

On Monday afternoon Breitbart News, widely seen as the most pro-Trump news outlet of the election, said the social media company had reached out but declared it had “zero interest in a Facebook photo-op”.

Breitbart editors, which rely heavily on Facebook traffic for their articles, said they were more interested in Zuckerberg doing a live interview with their technology editor “on the topic of free speech and Facebook’s suppression of conservative media”.

Their “technology editor,” of course, is Milo Yiannopoulos, the guy who just wrote a lengthy screed promoting the white supremacists of the “alt-right.”

So the racist cretins of Breitbart “News” won’t be there, but he’s still going to meet with some verified loons — including bull goose loony Glenn Beck.

The Facebook CEO will meet on Wednesday at his Silicon Valley headquarters with one of Trump’s senior advisers, Barry Bennett, along with several influential conservatives including Glenn Beck, thinktank leaders, a Fox News host and a Republican digital media operative.

You can just see that train wreck comin’. It’s comin’ round the bend.

If nothing else, maybe Mark Zuckerberg (who definitely doesn’t seem like a naïve guy usually) will have his eyes fully opened to what’s really happening in right wing circles these days.

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470 comments

1
Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  May 16, 2016 • 5:23:07pm

There are many, many ways to skin this particular cat. Should Zuck really get a weed up his ass about these freaks, well … a subtle re-writing of the pagerank algo will slowly strangle the traffic to Breitbart, and it would leave no real fingerprints. Just slow decline … while traffic and posts that mock Breitbart somehow wind up in the right sidebar.

Depends on how much this idiots misread their power & influence. Judging by the behavior of CCJ and his ilk, they seem to think that by stamping their feet and holding their breath until they turn blue, they can buffalo international media companies who are also dealing with ISIS and the Chinese Central Committee.

Sit back and prepare for a long, deep, belly laugh.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 5:24:14pm

MOST HORRIBLE WINGNUT MEME OF THE DAY==>

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 5:26:59pm

Humblebrag: I totally predicted this:

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2016 • 5:30:53pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

MOST HORRIBLE WINGNUT MEME OF THE DAY==>

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The President is far from socially avant-garde. Somehow I don’t see him as the grandfather of four out-of-wedlock babies. For that kind of progress, you have to stick with TPGOP trendsetters.

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 5:31:24pm

re: #1 Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday’s Child)

There are many, many ways to skin this particular cat. Should Zuck really get a weed up his ass about these freaks, well … a subtle re-writing of the pagerank algo will slowly strangle the traffic to Breitbart, and it would leave no real fingerprints. Just slow decline … while traffic and posts that mock Breitbart somehow wind up in the right sidebar.

Depends on how much this idiots misread their power & influence. Judging by the behavior of CCJ and his ilk, they seem to think that by stamping their feet and holding their breath until they turn blue, they can buffalo international media companies who are also dealing with ISIS and the Chinese Central Committee.

Sit back and prepare for a long, deep, belly laugh.

It reminds me of an old cartoon (I think possibly from the New Yorker), showing a hippie talking to his lawyer, the caption is “What do you mean the FBI doesn’t have a file on me?” They grossly overestimate their impact on the world.

RBS

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lawhawk  May 16, 2016 • 5:31:29pm

Only the names change:

GOP: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
GOP: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at GOP] What?
GOP: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don’t want to perjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
GOP: Okay - no. You don’t think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
[pauses]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

And that’s how Facebook should address these claims, requests, and demands to badger Facebook into adding outlets of dubious and tenuous hold on reality so as to appease right wing nutters. By giving it the bare minimum of attention.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 5:32:40pm

In other news…

BEES OMG BEES

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 5:36:17pm

re: #4 Decatur Deb

The President is far from socially avant-garde. Somehow I don’t see him as the grandfather of four out-of-wedlock babies. For that kind of progress, you have to stick with TPGOP trendsetters.

Well, as a gay man he did marry a transvestite. (actual wingnut meme)

As we used to say in the Army, if brains were C4, they couldn’t blow their noses.

RBS

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 5:37:28pm

re: #6 lawhawk

Only the names change:

GOP: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
GOP: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at GOP] What?
GOP: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don’t want to perjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
GOP: Okay - no. You don’t think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
[pauses]
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?

And that’s how Facebook should address these claims, requests, and demands to badger Facebook into adding outlets of dubious and tenuous hold on reality so as to appease right wing nutters. By giving it the bare minimum of attention.

Presuming that isn’t an original Lawhawk creation, where’s that from?

RBS

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Lidane  May 16, 2016 • 5:37:56pm

Unlike the hacks over at Breitbart, Mark Zuckerberg’s time is valuable. He’s got better things to do.

Breitbart were invited, declined, and are now demanding a special meeting? El Oh El.

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 5:37:58pm

All I can say is I hope Zuckerbergs people just tell Trumps to go pound sand. No special considerations ever. FB can take a position if is so chooses. Same as Fox or MSNBC. Or Huffpo.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 5:38:39pm

re: #9 Reality Based Steve

Presuming that isn’t an original Lawhawk creation, where’s that from?

RBS

That’s from the Facebook movie, “Social Network.” Great scene.

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lawhawk  May 16, 2016 • 5:39:16pm

re: #9 Reality Based Steve

It’s from The Social Network. A loosely based story about Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 5:40:09pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

In other news…

BEES OMG BEES

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b.d.  May 16, 2016 • 5:40:14pm

Zuckerberg should do it.

The Breitbart audience’s self-absorbed infatuation with Milo is overblown that it would be great to see that entire thing blow up in their faces

1.) Zuckerberg isn’t stupid.
2.) Milo is so full of himself that he doesn’t know he is out of his league.
3.) It will make Facebook & Zuckerberg look like sympathetic figures being subjected to such horrible treatment.
4.) It will cause a bigger rift between Wingnutopia and Facebook which would be good for the planet in general.

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 5:42:07pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

That’s from the Facebook movie, “Social Network.” Great scene.

re: #13 lawhawk

It’s from The Social Network. A loosely based story about Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.

Thank you both.

RBS

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CuriousLurker  May 16, 2016 • 5:44:17pm

Speaking of Breitbart, here are today’s Google Alerts for one of their favorite regular contributors: This is just one day’s worth of Geller’s lunatic ravings, I kid you not:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 16, 2016 • 5:45:17pm

Still haven’t seen any of my twitter or FB friends who are Bernie supporters condemn this nonsense.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2016 • 5:46:05pm

re: #18 CuriousLurker

“Pissy Galore” is at it again. /

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CuriousLurker  May 16, 2016 • 5:46:38pm

re: #20 PhillyPretzel

“Pissy Galore” is at it again. /

LOL, great nickname!

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2016 • 5:47:47pm

re: #21 CuriousLurker

Thanks. I cannot remember how I came up with it but it certainly fits.

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 5:48:26pm

re: #18 CuriousLurker

the Khan game

Hurrr.

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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  May 16, 2016 • 5:48:41pm

re: #5 Reality Based Steve

It reminds me of an old cartoon (I think possibly from the New Yorker), showing a hippie talking to his lawyer, the caption is “What do you mean the FBI doesn’t have a file on me?” They grossly overestimate their impact on the world.

RBS

Overcompensating for their lack of success by puffing out their chests and screaming louder. Basically, a toddler’s approach to the world.

Sadly, it seems to be working, particularly when you have an entire Right Wing Noise Machine dedicated to serving up idiotic minutiae to an audience of like-minded mental midgets. They’re all convinced that the universe revolves around their bungholes.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2016 • 5:48:53pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

In other news…

BEES OMG BEES

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Where’s the nearest Superdome? Turn on the A/C full blast!

(I doubt anyone will get that reference, but what the hey.)

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CuriousLurker  May 16, 2016 • 5:49:26pm

re: #22 PhillyPretzel

Thanks. I cannot remember how I came up with it but it certainly fits.

Google it at your own risk—apparently it’s the name of a porn star. You can probably guess her specialty…

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2016 • 5:50:33pm

re: #26 CuriousLurker

Probably. I think there might have been a James Bond reference too.

James Bond and Pussy Galore was the reference.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 5:51:57pm

re: #26 CuriousLurker

Google it at your own risk—apparently it’s the name of a porn star. You can probably guess her specialty…

“Atlas Juggs” is all hers, though….

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CuriousLurker  May 16, 2016 • 5:53:38pm

re: #27 PhillyPretzel

I remember back when the Wikileaks stuff started someone here referred to her as ShriekiLeaks. Cracked me up.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 5:57:55pm

By the way, if you have an LGF ad-free subscription, your Account Settings page now shows you your subscription details.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2016 • 5:58:27pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Thank you Charles.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 5:58:42pm

If you don’t already have a subscription, your Account Settings helpfully includes the form to let you sign up for one.

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PhillyPretzel  May 16, 2016 • 6:01:49pm

Good Night to my fellow Lizards. I enjoyed spending the day with all of you but now I have to get ready for work tomorrow.

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Chez Ko Pe  May 16, 2016 • 6:04:29pm

re: #2 The Vicious Babushka

Lead by example, huh. Say, who wants to bet that Mr. RonSantoFan is the yellowest of yellow elephants?

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lawhawk  May 16, 2016 • 6:06:53pm

RBS. This is an original:

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:07:18pm

Related to FB Page-Should they have removed the shown image of father and son?
littlegreenfootballs.com

LGF Poll. If you please.

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Chez Ko Pe  May 16, 2016 • 6:08:57pm

re: #25 Barefoot Grin

Oh, I got it. Still pissed that I can’t find that one on (decent) DVD.

For my part: “I never thought I’d see the final face-off in my lifetime. And I never dreamed that it would turn out to be the bees! They’ve always been our friend.”

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:12:44pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

BTW struggling just a bit with the metaimage function. I was thinking to not have the controversial image as the meta image in case I misjudge the level of possible offense taken. So I screen grabbed the photogs FB site as a courtesy to her. I could not get it to go in as the meta image.

Where did I mess up?

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2016 • 6:23:18pm

Threddy’s dead…..

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 6:23:27pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

In other news…

BEES OMG BEES

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The California bees even pestered police.

THERE AFRICANIZED BEES!!!! THERE PART OF TEH WAR ON POLICE!!!!!!

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:24:31pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

By the way, if you have an LGF ad-free subscription, your Account Settings page now shows you your subscription details.

I keep waiting for the day of expiration. Like a cascade of ads & how damn fast I can re-up. I’ll check now, I think it’s close.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:25:47pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

If you don’t already have a subscription, your Account Settings helpfully includes the form to let you sign up for one.

It doesn’t show expiration..

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:29:25pm

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

THERE AFRICANIZED BEES!!!! THERE PART OF TEH WAR ON POLICE!!!!!!

Bee Lives Matter!

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 6:30:00pm
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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:30:02pm

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

THERE AFRICANIZED BEES!!!! THERE PART OF TEH WAR ON POLICE!!!!!!

Back in the 90’s the first Africanized BEEZ scare hit So Cal. My wealthy enough paranoid enough friend screened in all her home’s windows.

Haven’t heard of them here, well maybe in the local desert, since.

#panic

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 6:31:35pm

Woman Barely Avoids Death on Train Tracks … Again

An Amtrak train struck a North Carolina woman’s car Sunday, just two weeks after she apparently damaged her car dodging a train at the same crossing. In her latest brush with death, the woman is said to have driven through a crossing arm in the down position just before 11am as bells and warning lights went off, ABC 11 reports.

<snip>

Two weeks ago, emergency workers say the same woman smashed through the same arm and drove into a tree to avoid an oncoming train.

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Skip Intro  May 16, 2016 • 6:31:43pm

re: #14 Great White Snark

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Weak immigration policies. BUILD THE WALL!!!!

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freetoken  May 16, 2016 • 6:32:39pm

As I’ve said before, Facebook is evil.

However, it’s still not as poisonous to society as bratfrats and the cadre of haters who loved to call themselves “conservatives” today.

Zuckerberg certainly, as a CEO, has a responsibility to look out for his company, and if that means making sure some customers are not going to bolt en masse I guess he’ll have to do it.

But, my suspicions are that the wingnuts won’t leave facebook. They’re too attached to all those gimmicky images of guys in uniforms kneeling in prayer against a sunsets, not to mention images of jello molds.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 6:33:20pm

And the base of Stupids just eat this shit up like it’s chopped liver.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2016 • 6:33:28pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Woman Barely Avoids Death on Train Tracks … Again

She’ll get it right next time.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2016 • 6:34:33pm

re: #49 The Vicious Babushka

And the base of Stupids just eat this shit up like it’s chopped liver.

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Tell the marks anything they want to hear, just keep them moving into the tent.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:35:11pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Woman Barely Avoids Death on Train Tracks … Again

They don’t mention her age. 30 or 85. unreal.

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EPR-radar  May 16, 2016 • 6:35:18pm

re: #49 The Vicious Babushka

That is some serious projection. It could probably be detected in the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 6:35:26pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Woman Barely Avoids Death on Train Tracks … Again

If true, this is a woman who just didn’t stay awake in science class. That whole Mass * Velocity thing has no meaning for her apparently.

RBS

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2016 • 6:37:17pm

re: #54 Reality Based Steve

If true, this is a woman who just didn’t stay awake in science class. That whole Mass * Velocity thing has no meaning for her apparently.

RBS

What kind of red-blooded freedom-loving American lets a dumb mechanical arm tell them how to drive?

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:37:24pm

re: #54 Reality Based Steve

If true, this is a woman who just didn’t stay awake in science class. That whole Mass * Velocity thing has no meaning for her apparently.

RBS

Totally redefining living on the wrong side of the tracks.
//

Soon to star in the Public Safety film “Tempting Darwin”

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stpaulbear  May 16, 2016 • 6:37:26pm

re: #52 Stanley Sea

They don’t mention her age. 30 or 85. unreal.

Or how addicted she is to her cell phone.

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 6:38:07pm
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Mattand  May 16, 2016 • 6:38:18pm

re: #49 The Vicious Babushka

Just to make sure I’m reading that tweet right, Trump is saying that ignorance is a virtue?

Jesus, these people are stupid.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 6:38:21pm

re: #45 Stanley Sea

Back in the 90’s the first Africanized BEEZ scare hit So Cal. My wealthy enough paranoid enough friend screened in all her home’s windows.

Haven’t heard of them here, well maybe in the local desert, since.

#panic

Oh, we’ve been scared of Killer Bees for a long time.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2016 • 6:39:27pm

re: #49 The Vicious Babushka

And the base of Stupids just eat this shit up like it’s chopped liver.

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Ok, a little quibble with the “chopped liver” metaphor…. #thingsIdonteatuplikechopperliver

chopped liver.

But to your wider point…. Yep, it’s a bully match.

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Decatur Deb  May 16, 2016 • 6:41:08pm

re: #60 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Oh, we’ve been scared of Killer Bees for a long time.

Should bee.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 6:41:22pm

Rage Furby explains the Jewish situation:

Notice how he manages to drop names there.

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:43:27pm

*pssssssssssssssst*

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 6:44:07pm

re: #64 Great White Snark

Guy Fieri!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 6:44:47pm

re: #61 Barefoot Grin

Ok, a little quibble with the “chopped liver” metaphor…. #thingsIdonteatuplikechopperliver

chopped liver.

But to your wider point…. Yep, it’s a bully match.

I like chopped liver.

The Yiddish expression goes: “Shmeer nit shayss oyfn broyt un zog mir tzu essen gut gehakte flaysh” Don’t spread shit on toast and tell me it’s chopped liver.

I guess you could say “Don’t spread shit on toast and tell me it’s Nutella”

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:44:54pm

re: #64 Great White Snark

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 6:44:54pm

I swear, Rage Furby is his own parody.

“Jewess” — who the hell uses that word anymore? It’s in Ivanhoe, from the 19th century. That’s the only time I’ve seen it used.

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 6:45:24pm

re: #59 Mattand

Just to make sure I’m reading that tweet right, Trump is saying that ignorance is a virtue?

Jesus, these people are stupid.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:46:07pm

re: #63 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby explains the Jewish situation:

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Notice how he manages to drop names there.

Is he talking about Roy Cohn? Who he dropped like a hot potato once he got sick?

Roy Cohn was a enormous prick, but he was dying.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 6:46:07pm

re: #63 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby explains the Jewish situation:

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Notice how he manages to drop names there.

I don’t hear any Yiddishness in Trump’s voice. All I hear is a whiny, nasal, entitled shitburger.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:46:48pm

re: #68 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I swear, Rage Furby is his own parody.

“Jewess” — who the hell uses that word anymore? It’s in Ivanhoe, from the 19th century. That’s the only time I’ve seen it used.

Anti Semites

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 6:47:30pm

re: #68 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I swear, Rage Furby is his own parody.

“Jewess” — who the hell uses that word anymore? It’s in Ivanhoe, from the 19th century. That’s the only time I’ve seen it used.

I remember a very early SNL commercial (starring Gilda Radner) for Jewess Jeans: “The only jeans guaranteed to ride up.”

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:48:38pm

re: #72 Stanley Sea

Anti Semites

I may be wrong, but it sounds like it to me.

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withak  May 16, 2016 • 6:51:39pm

Mike Webb, the porn-surfin’ candidate for Congress, still has not deleted the now-infamous post, but now has this weird-ass apology post up explaning himself.

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scottslemmons  May 16, 2016 • 6:52:11pm

re: #69 jaunte

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Things presidents get worked up over: Ghostbusters.

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bratwurst  May 16, 2016 • 6:53:37pm

What the fuck?

Seriously…what the fuck?

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No Depression  May 16, 2016 • 6:54:54pm

So Mike Web, the horny candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 8th district, has addressed (?) the porn tab controversy. It’s…something: Close Your Porn Tabs Before Posting Screenshots to Your Congressional Campaign Page

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worldknot  May 16, 2016 • 6:55:17pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 16, 2016 • 6:56:01pm

re: #77 bratwurst

What the fuck?

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Seriously…what the fuck?

Rowanne didn’t deny the story was true, she just said that she enjoyed the special attention of being extra special degraded.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 6:56:22pm

re: #77 bratwurst

What the fuck?

[Embedded content]

Seriously…what the fuck?

Angela Rye: If Trump calls Hillary an ‘enabler,’ what does he call his three wives?

Angela Rye: If Trump calls Hillary an ‘enabler,’ what does he call his three wives?

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 6:56:39pm

re: #77 bratwurst

What the fuck?

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Seriously…what the fuck?

Yep, he did this. Commentary is he is super invested in manipulating the media, while calling them scum.

I caught a whiff of disgust from the CNN anchors. We will see.

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 6:56:43pm

re: #79 worldknot

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Video

Flashing back to when I had a GeoCities page.

RBS

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EPR-radar  May 16, 2016 • 6:56:58pm

re: #77 bratwurst

What I see here is evidence that Trump knows what is important in politics these days —- managing the media.

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 6:58:44pm

re: #63 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Rage Furby explains the Jewish situation:

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Notice how he manages to drop names there.

How is it possible that Rage Furby isn’t at the confab with Zuckerberg? Don’t they know who he is? Don’t they know that he and his legion could bring them down in a heartbeat?

RBS

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Great White Snark  May 16, 2016 • 6:59:07pm

Set to “Stuck in the middle with you” by Stealers Wheel. Modified/satirized for the Dem convention.

Karaoke Link

Well, I don’t know why I argued here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right
I’m so scared in case I miss the DNC chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down those stairs

Bernie to left of me, Donald to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with you,
And I’m wondering what it is I should do
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face,
I’m in control, and I’m all over the place

Bernie to left of me, Donald to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Bernie, you started off with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made man
And your friends they all come crawling,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please, please

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see it makes no sense at all
Is it cool to go to scuffle on the floor?
‘Cause I don’t think that I can take anymore

Bernie to left of me, Donald to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

And Bernie you started off with nothing,
And you’re proud that you’re a self-made man
And your friends they all come crawling,
Slap you on the back and say,
Please, please.

Yeah, I don’t know why I argued here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right
I’m so scared in case I miss the DNC chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down those stairs

Bernie to left of me, Donald to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you
Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with you
Stuck in the middle with you
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 7:00:17pm
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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 7:01:27pm
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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 7:01:42pm

re: #77 bratwurst

Brewer Lane was the lead of the story, detailing how Trump treated her at a pool party in 1990. She was a 26-year-old model, and Trump — who had just met her — asked her to try on a swimsuit. Then, she said, “He brought me out to the pool and said, ‘That is a stunning Trump girl, isn’t it?’
……..
She said she was flattered by Trump’s comments about her appearance.

She apparently didn’t detect the moment when he treated her like an object he owned.

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CuriousLurker  May 16, 2016 • 7:02:30pm

re: #82 Stanley Sea

Yep, he did this. Commentary is he is super invested in manipulating the media, while calling them scum.

I caught a whiff of disgust from the CNN anchors. We will see.

Yet President Obama’s Control of the Press Is a Dangerous Precedent for a Free Republic - LGF Pages *smh*

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 7:04:25pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

It doesn’t show expiration..

Welp, I wasn’t saving that information in our database before I added this feature - but if you check again your expiration date should be there now.

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Bass Reeves  May 16, 2016 • 7:04:53pm

Soo….Idris Elba as Roland Deschain…I’m kind of…torn?

Like, not ‘think of the poor white actors’ torn, but more like ‘what does Odetta call Roland now?’

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 7:05:30pm

Steven Crowder wants to bang his mom.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 7:05:45pm

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t hear any Yiddishness in Trump’s voice. All I hear is a whiny, nasal, entitled shitburger.

Rage Furby is from the Boston area, and lives in Cali. I guess to his ears a New York accent sounds like Yiddish, because y’know, Jooz.

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 7:05:48pm

re: #92 Bass Reeves

There is that.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 7:07:40pm

Berners still raging at not being able to overturn election day results.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 7:08:03pm

re: #79 worldknot

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Video

I’m taking back my upding. That sucked.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 7:09:43pm

re: #81 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Angela Rye: If Trump calls Hillary an ‘enabler,’ what does he call his three wives?

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I watched this live & said, oh there’s Ms. Gina Lowden who’s daughter dates a man older than the daughter’s father.

Of course trump.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 7:10:09pm

re: #72 Stanley Sea

Anti Semites

I’m not Jewish, but I read his post and I was offended. He simultaneously “praises” Jews while cutting them down.

Putz.

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stpaulbear  May 16, 2016 • 7:12:43pm

re: #79 worldknot

50 years old today. Wouldn’t have been Sgt. Pepper if there hadn’t have been Pet Sounds.

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 7:13:55pm

re: #96 goddamnedfrank

Berners still raging at not being able to overturn election day results.

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I haven’t yet seen anyone explain how the “rules were broken.”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 7:14:41pm

re: #101 jaunte

I haven’t yet seen anyone explain how the “rules were broken.”

They didn’t win, therefore rules must have been broken.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 7:15:33pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

Welp, I wasn’t saving that information in our database before I added this feature - but if you check again your expiration date should be there now.

Thanks Charles!

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jaunte  May 16, 2016 • 7:16:57pm

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

When Bernie says that “ethnic” stuff “isn’t his cup of tea” he should expect to lose.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 7:17:10pm

re: #101 jaunte

I haven’t yet seen anyone explain how the “rules were broken.”

Birds summoned by Nature Wizards were illegally barred from being delegates.

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Eventual Carrion  May 16, 2016 • 7:18:58pm

re: #46 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Woman Barely Avoids Death on Train Tracks … Again

They’re going to need another village idiot pretty soon it seems.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 16, 2016 • 7:20:47pm

re: #84 EPR-radar

Goebbels really was the one in charge. Yeah. I went there. And rightfully so.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 7:21:42pm

re: #99 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I’m not Jewish, but I read his post and I was offended. He simultaneously “praises” Jews while cutting them down.

Putz.

He’s a very sick person.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 7:23:22pm

re: #108 Charles Johnson

That is not going to get him in the good graces of his pals weev and “Ricky Vaughn.”

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 16, 2016 • 7:24:16pm

re: #101 jaunte

I haven’t yet seen anyone explain how the “rules were broken.”

They weren’t. Apparently only “establishment” candidates and their supporters learn and know the rules prior to caucuses, conventions, and closed primaries.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 7:24:35pm

i just tried reading Rage Furby’s piece about Paul Chabot, and realized I either need another cup of coffee or a bottle of Scotch to make sense of it. There’s a point in there somewhere, maybe.

On second thought, I’ll have another cuppa, skip the Scotch, because I have to teach later. and ignore Rage Furby entirely today.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 7:28:55pm

re: #111 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

i just tried reading Rage Furby’s piece about Paul Chabot, and realized I either need another cup of coffee or a bottle of Scotch to make sense of it. There’s a point in there somewhere, maybe.

On second thought, I’ll have another cuppa, skip the Scotch, because I have to teach later. and ignore Rage Furby entirely today.

Why his concern about Chabot. Not even his district. ???

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Belafon  May 16, 2016 • 7:29:32pm

re: #110 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

They weren’t. Apparently only “establishment” candidates and their supporters learn and know the rules prior to caucuses, conventions, and closed primaries.

They had a template for this. A certain guy, 8 years ago, beat Clinton by understanding the rules.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 7:31:54pm

re: #112 Stanley Sea

Why his concern about Chabot. Not even his district. ???

I have no idea. Furby’s choice of subjects seems totally arbitrary.

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Belafon  May 16, 2016 • 7:32:17pm

I am going to say this for the Bernie People: When you’ve lost John Cole

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 16, 2016 • 7:40:15pm

I wonder if a bunch of RW FB accounts will mysteriously be suspended after Zuckerberg meets with them?

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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2016 • 7:42:04pm

re: #112 Stanley Sea

Why his concern about Chabot. Not even his district. ???

Simple. His backstory has something to do with sex. Rage Furby is OBSESSED with the sex lives of others.

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Belafon  May 16, 2016 • 7:43:28pm

My middle son is watching last night’s episode of Samantha Bee. Her topic is evangelicals. She played statements from various religious conservatives. When I was watching it, I could really see that the point of the last 36 years is white supremacism.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 7:48:16pm
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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 7:51:26pm
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Dr. Matt  May 16, 2016 • 7:51:44pm
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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 7:53:31pm

re: #117 Dr. Matt

Simple. His backstory has something to do with sex. Rage Furby is OBSESSED with the sex lives of others.

SAD. The candidate’s father, if I believe furb’s typing.

I am so excited for Charles’ post on furby’s 1 year anniv twitter ban.

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VegasGolfer  May 16, 2016 • 7:56:27pm

re: #121 Dr. Matt

Embedded Image

Has anybody watched “Look Who’s Back”?
Its about Hitler waking up in todays times.
In a scene in the movie, somebody asks Hitler what he wants, he says”I want to make Germany great again”

I thought it a pretty good movie. Its on netflix.

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Barefoot Grin  May 16, 2016 • 7:57:56pm

re: #118 Belafon

My middle son is watching last night’s episode of Samantha Bee. Her topic is evangelicals. She played statements from various religious conservatives. When I was watching it, I could really see that the point of the last 36 years is white supremacism.

I can’t remember why, but recently I was trying to see if a search into whether Calvin Coolidge was into the KKK would yield answers into CCJ’s embrace of racists. I actually found a great page on the Calvin Coolidge Foundation site about the KKK in the 1920s. Their agenda really hasn’t changed. It was flexible and made little distinction between African Americans, Catholics, and Jews as objects of hate. The official rhetoric (devoid of specific reference to hated groups) was so little different from Trump’s speeches today that it’s kind of startling.

From the article by a certain Jerry L. Wallace (whose expertise is not explained):

In its early years, 1915-20, the second Klan grew slowly and showed little promise of success. During the Great War, it put itself to work ferreting out disloyal Americans. It did not spring to life, becoming an organizational and financial success, until June of 1920, when Simmons hired two clever marketing experts, Edward Young Clarke and Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, to head the Klan’s Propagation Department. They became, as one student of the Klan has observed, the “real creators” of the second Klan.[xvi]

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The Clarke-Tyler duo was able to exploit for the benefit of the Klan the postwar situation: a chaotic, violent, and stressful period, marked by strikes, a crime wave, and race riots; by prosperity followed by a severe slump; and by political battles over the future of the nation. They did this by developing a strategy based upon their conception of One-Hundred Percent Americanism, which consisted of a collection of religious, political, economic, and social ideas and beliefs common to the first American settlers and their descendants. It was cleverly designed to appeal to the ingrained patriotism and prejudices of the average American.

The resulting program resembled those programs of two earlier nativist movements, the Know Nothings of the 1850s and the American Protective Association of the 1890s.[xvii] There was nothing new or creative about the Klan’s program of intolerance, rather, it echoed the past.

So it was that the Klan draped itself in the flag and depicted itself as fighting for traditional American political and religious values. Each knight of the order could see himself and his compatriots as battling for God and country.

The Klan preached a message of keeping “America for Americans”—that is, white, native born, Protestants—and took as its mission securing and maintaining that birthright for them. Underlying it all was the idea that only these Americans were fit to govern America. Klan members were driven by a strong bias against Catholics, Jews, certain foreigners, and blacks. These groups were seen as incapable of meeting the Klan’s One-Hundred Percent American standard of patriotism because of their inability to assimilate fully into American life due to various impediments.[xviii]

For the Klan, its prime target was what it regarded as the unholy Roman Catholic Church, with its machinations against Protestant America, and whose congregation’s first loyalty lay with the Pope in Rome, not with their homeland. Next in line came the Jews, a people apart, avaricious by nature, and incapable of patriotism in the Klan’s eyes. Then the unmixable immigrants from Central, Southern, and Eastern Europe, who to the Klan seemed poised to flood into America following the Great War.[xix] As for blacks, they were judged to be inferior beings and were expected to know and keep their place. While not the Klan’s primary target, as they had been with the first Klan, and were to be again with the third, blacks did not escape Klan harassment and violence. Given the black community’s past history with the Klan, they were also subject to the peculiar psychological torture that the very words “Ku Klux Klan” conjured in their minds.[xx]

coolidgefoundation.org

Anyway, as you can imagine, Coolidge is presented as an opponent of the racists. But, he had to work quietly…..

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Reality Based Steve  May 16, 2016 • 8:06:03pm

Well gang I’m off to bed. Early day tomorrow, I’m helping teach a CPR / AED class at the daycare center at the local university. It will be good practice as an Asst. Inst., since it’s a whole different style of teaching than I did for 15 years.

Here’s your modern GOP in action….

RBS

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 8:06:04pm
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Belafon  May 16, 2016 • 8:07:52pm

re: #126 Kragar

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“I’m pretty sure the answer is ‘We am Bernie’”

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Belafon  May 16, 2016 • 8:13:36pm
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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 8:14:00pm
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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 8:18:51pm

My new kit, who I’ve decided was wild before I got her. She doesn’t like tuna. (tiny little bit left in can - she climbed over it to her kibble)

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sagehen  May 16, 2016 • 8:23:01pm

A TPM reader tries to estimate the economics of Trump’s Gestapo:

talkingpointsmemo.com

Scary as fuck.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 8:24:16pm

re: #130 Stanley Sea

My new kit, who I’ve decided was wild before I got her. She doesn’t like tuna. (tiny little bit left in can - she climbed over it to her kibble)

Give her time. She will learn how to train you.

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Sherlock Hound  May 16, 2016 • 8:25:09pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

Old description of the Klan: Against “koons, kikes and katholics!”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2016 • 8:26:39pm

re: #70 Stanley Sea

Not only did he go full Cohn, but he also went full Schneerson-you never go full Schneerson.

He’s definitely earned the emnity of his best friend weev-and how he’s going to stay in the alt-right will be quite interesting.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 8:30:48pm

re: #131 sagehen

A TPM reader tries to estimate the economics of Trump’s Gestapo:

talkingpointsmemo.com

Scary as fuck.

trump is not going to do shit

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 8:35:56pm
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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 8:38:18pm

re: #136 Kragar

Reported?

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 16, 2016 • 8:39:09pm

Good evening Lizards.

Lousy luck playing cribbage tonight (again).

Got home late, ate a small salad, did chores, and finally sat down to watch sportspuck. Game went to a short overtime which took 40 seconds before the proper team won.

So not everything went south today.

Who’s sittin’ in the catbird seat now I ask?
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 16, 2016 • 8:39:27pm

Obama Alienates Millions with Incendiary Pro-Knowledge Remarks

“This fall, we will ask the American people, ‘Do you want four more years of knowledge, or do you want something else?’ ” Priebus said. “Because the Republican Party has something else.”

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 8:39:56pm

Shit’s getting real now.

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freetoken  May 16, 2016 • 8:39:56pm

re: #136 Kragar

The industry of “media” now is really vested in the idea that they have to keep the race going.

Bernie Sanders is now turning into a gimmick.

Stumbled across the Sirota story via its headline in IBT today… they are just feeding the underlying need to generate controversy at this point.

BernieBros are nascent Truthers, I suspect.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 8:46:30pm

And now for something completely different.

skill

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 8:52:02pm

re: #138 Feline Fearless Leader

re: #142 teleskiguy

And now for something completely different.

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Video

mesmerizing

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FormerDirtDart  May 16, 2016 • 8:53:52pm

re: #130 Stanley Sea

My new kit, who I’ve decided was wild before I got her. She doesn’t like tuna. (tiny little bit left in can - she climbed over it to her kibble)

My cat was a 4 week old feral when I found her, 10 years on she still doesn’t like fish.
Pastry, popcorn, chips & pretzels, pumpkin, and oh does she jones for ice cream…

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freetoken  May 16, 2016 • 8:54:52pm

I see that over on the Daily Beast that Zack Kopplin is highlighting yet another case of creeping creationism… this time the tool used to mess with the minds of children is our old friend Adnan Oktar:

thedailybeast.com

Now, the curriculum is a year old:

So I don’t know if the school district still uses it, but it is still on their website.

Here’s the video the school endorses:

Cambrian Explosion Clarified

Here is the district text (on page 3) that goes with the video:

Teacher explains Darwin’s dilemma: The geologically-sudden appearance of dozens of major complex animal types in the fossil record without any trace of the gradual transitional steps Charles Darwin had predicted. Students watch a video which gives a description of the Cambrian explosion and traits of Cambrian life forms that existed hundreds millions years ago, which still amaze scientists today. Students discuss the issues presented in the video and consider the big question that the Cambrian Explosion poses - where does the massive increase in genetic
information come from for the development of these new animal types? Students consider another possible view of the dilemma in video 2 by considering changes in protein structure

I seem to recall this being discussed last year, but I can’t remember exactly where. There were flare ups about creationism in Indiana, IIRC.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 8:56:11pm

re: #144 FormerDirtDart

My cat was a 4 week old feral when I found her, 10 years on she still doesn’t like fish.
Pastry, popcorn, chips & pretzels, pumpkin, and oh does she jones for ice cream…

Amaze. So wild/scared/cringes at my touch WAH. But, plays like a banshee at 5 every morning. Sleeps with me like a baby at night.

I hope we’re all together 5 yrs from now for my update.

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freetoken  May 16, 2016 • 8:58:52pm

Don’t know why the PDF isn’t showing for me.

Here’s a bitly link to the PDF.

bit.ly

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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 8:59:13pm

re: #146 Stanley Sea

All of my cats like nacho chips.

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freetoken  May 16, 2016 • 9:00:14pm

It’s been three years since I last Paged about Adnan Oktar… and he’s still generating headlines.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 9:02:15pm
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Dark_Falcon  May 16, 2016 • 9:02:37pm

re: #140 goddamnedfrank

Shit’s getting real now.

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DF employs ‘Firestorm’, channeling the rage against Socialism of all Conservatives within 20 miles into a searing mass of flames around the Bernie Bro, then DF uses “Corporate Transfer” item to teleport away from the inferno. The flames burn the seagulls to death and the Dernie Bro suffocates due to lack of oxygen.

[Evil Grin]

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 16, 2016 • 9:02:37pm

re: #146 Stanley Sea

Amaze. So wild/scared/cringes at my touch WAH. But, plays like a banshee at 5 every morning. Sleeps with me like a baby at night.

I hope we’re all together 5 yrs from now for my update.

She may never be the most forward cat. William was very skeptical of us as people at first. He’s a lot better now, but interactions are still very much on his terms. (And I know, a lot of cats like that, but our other two are much less likely to run away from you than he is. And forget strangers.)

That being said, at least once a day he comes and climbs into my lap for scritches and cuddles.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 9:06:26pm

re: #146 Stanley Sea

Amaze. So wild/scared/cringes at my touch WAH. But, plays like a banshee at 5 every morning. Sleeps with me like a baby at night.

I hope we’re all together 5 yrs from now for my update.

I do have the feral tom that I spent years coaxing into the house. He won’t get on my lap, but he sits on the arm of my chair, and loves on me. Doesn’t purr yet. Occasionally makes a small peep of affection. Lets me groom him. Nobody else can touch him, but he will eat anything I have on offer. Maybe in five years he will purr.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 16, 2016 • 9:07:00pm

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

She may never be the most forward cat. William was very skeptical of us as people at first. He’s a lot better now, but interactions are still very much on his terms. (And I know, a lot of cats like that, but our other two are much less likely to run away from you than he is. And forget strangers.)

That being said, at least once a day he comes and climbs into my lap for scritches and cuddles.

Of my current adoptees Tuxedo Cat only really started do the “lie next to you on the couch to get pets and a warm nap spot” in the past few months. I’ve had them here in the apartment for over two years. (Chat Noir picked up that behavior within months.)

And neither of them initially ate any human food, even tuna fish. Though exemptions have been granted since then to bacon, cheese, and fresh biscuits. (And Tuxedo Cat discovered Nacho Cheese Doritos as well.)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2016 • 9:07:07pm

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Check out this video on the grooming of a Maine Coon.

Maine Coon Cat Grooming with The Pet Maven

Look at the size of this beast.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 9:09:21pm

re: #155 Eric The Fruit Bat

Check out this video on the grooming of a Maine Coon.

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Video

Look at the size of this beast.

My brother had one. He was the single most lazy cat I ever met, but was quite affectionate.

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 9:15:30pm

re: #150 goddamnedfrank

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Oh, he’s got a wound. Obviously.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 9:21:45pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2016 • 9:22:05pm

re: #156 retired cynic

He was the single most lazy cat I ever met, but was quite affectionate.

That’s the base definition of just about every cat on the planet.

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retired cynic  May 16, 2016 • 9:22:41pm

re: #159 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’s the base definition of just about every cat on the planet.

No, I mean he was basically a pillow!

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Stanley Sea  May 16, 2016 • 9:24:35pm

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

She may never be the most forward cat. William was very skeptical of us as people at first. He’s a lot better now, but interactions are still very much on his terms. (And I know, a lot of cats like that, but our other two are much less likely to run away from you than he is. And forget strangers.)

That being said, at least once a day he comes and climbs into my lap for scritches and cuddles.

My dream is the lap. In daytime. I will let you know.

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Charles Johnson  May 16, 2016 • 9:27:45pm
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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 9:29:10pm

Kelly, you melt my heart.

She’s taking a break from the internet this summer a la @pattonoswalt.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 9:36:40pm

Umphrey’s McGee plays the most beautiful “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Hall & Oates. I’ve listened to them play the song a dozen times this week. Yes, it’s only Monday.

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majii  May 16, 2016 • 9:39:02pm

re: #150 goddamnedfrank

The only thing Ms. Res owed to Trump he received——-her services in completing one of his construction projects. Dude is seriously mental if he thinks that by hiring her, she also signed on to be loyal to him forever. He has serious problems thinking that everyone he comes into contact with must also love him. It’s possible to work for, and with, some individuals that one doesn’t like. During my teaching career, I worked under three administrators. The first two were very likeable, the last one was a real *sshole which is why after teaching for 33 years, I retired in 2009 even though my teaching certificate was still valid. I have a real problem dealing with *ssholes.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 9:39:52pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

MP3 Audio

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 9:40:42pm

re: #145 freetoken

I see that over on the Daily Beast that Zack Kopplin is highlighting yet another case of creeping creationism… this time the tool used to mess with the minds of children is our old friend Adnan Oktar:

thedailybeast.com

Now, the curriculum is a year old:

[Embedded content]

So I don’t know if the school district still uses it, but it is still on their website.

Here’s the video the school endorses:

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Here is the district text (on page 3) that goes with the video:

I seem to recall this being discussed last year, but I can’t remember exactly where. There were flare ups about creationism in Indiana, IIRC.

I read through the district text. It looks like a cut-and-paste job from several sources, with some ID nonsense injected for added measure. IOW, it’s not a well thought out curriculum developed by a committee of teachers over several months, but a cobbled together rush job by one or two people with a clear bias against modern biological science. Note how the “curriculum” treats Darwinian theory as valid for most situations, while discounting it as invalid for others, where it suggests ID is by far the better explanation. The developers are careful to cite legitimate sources for activities, etc., so as to fool school board members into assuming it’s all scientific and stuff, but the editorial comments about ID and the so-called controversy are the tip off.

As we all know, there is no controversy within the scientific community. Darwin provided the foundations for modern evolutionary theory, much as Newton provided the foundations for gravitational theory. The fact that later discoveries show that neither Darwin nor Newton were able to explain everything (especially phenomena they had no knowledge of) does not invalidate their theories.

ID people are among the sneakiest, most dishonest people on Earth.

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majii  May 16, 2016 • 9:44:22pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

I’ve been a Hall and Oates fan for over 30 years. Besides “I Can’t Go For That,” I love “You Make My Dreams” “Sarah Smile,” and “She’s Gone,” among others.

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Dark_Falcon  May 16, 2016 • 9:47:48pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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Late Stage Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 9:48:35pm

re: #168 majii

John Oates is a ski bum in Aspen. He’s a telemark skier, my favorite kind!

Ski Channel: You are a telemark skier. Obviously, a little more challenging - how did you become one?

John Oates: In the 80’s I had a bunch of friends who were doing it and they kept pushing me. Finally I tried it and I liked it. I would go back and forth between alpine and telemark until the winter of ‘93. That winter, I just decided to go for it and only telemarked for the whole season. That is what got me over the hump and I have been doing it fulltime ever since.

Ski Channel: What do you ski on?

John Oates: I have been on K2’s for quite awhile. I ski on the K2 Anti Piste. I have a pair of K2 World Piste’s, but I haven’t got bindings on them yet. I love the skis and Mike Hattrupt over at K2.

theskichannel.com

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 9:54:09pm

re: #145 freetoken

Further, the video states there are no fossils from the Precambrian era. This is demonstrably false. fossilmuseum.net

While it is true there are few clearly multicellular organisms in the Precambrian record, to use that as evidence to suggest a Designer created the trilobites’ eyes is wishful thinking, not science.

The video also quotemines Paul M. Raup of the Field Museum to suggest paleontologists find fault with Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Typically, he’s quoted out of context.
ncse.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 16, 2016 • 9:54:15pm

re: #165 majii

The only thing Ms. Res owed to Trump he received——-her services in completing one of his construction projects. Dude is seriously mental if he thinks that by hiring her, she also signed on to be loyal to him forever.

Some of Trump’s contracts have lifetime anti-disparagement clauses in them, IIRC. Reminds me of one of the Ferengi Rules of Acquistion: “The bigger the smile, the sharper the knife.”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 10:05:48pm

re: #171 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

And they quotemine Richard Dawkins, debunked here.talkorigins.org

The bolded part is what the video uses.

Quote #40

It is as though they [fossils] were just planted there, without any evolutionary history. Needless to say this appearance of sudden planting has delighted creationists. …Both schools of thought (Punctuationists and Gradualists) despise so-called scientific creationists equally, and both agree that the major gaps are real, that they are true imperfections in the fossil record. The only alternative explanation of the sudden appearance of so many complex animal types in the Cambrian era is divine creation and (we) both reject this alternative.” (Dawkins, Richard, The Blind Watchmaker, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1996, pp. 229-230)

While it can be gleaned from this quote, it needs to be pointed out specifically that this is a discussion of Dawkins’ disagreements with Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge over Punctuated Equilibrium and Dawkins is here discussing the fact that Gould and Eldredge would agree with him that the “sudden appearance” of animals in the Cambrian Explosion is really the result of the imperfections of the fossil record.

The part in the ellipsis is an explanation for this, as follows:

“Evolutionists of all stripes believe, however, that this really does represent a very large gap in the fossil record, a gap that is simply due to the fact that, for some reason, very few fossils have lasted from periods before about 600 million years ago. One good reason might be that many of these animals had only soft parts to their bodies: no shells or bones to fossilize. If you are a creationist you may think that this is special pleading. My point here is that, when we are talking about gaps of this magnitude, there is no difference whatever in the interpretations of ‘punctuationists’ and ‘gradualists’.”

- J. (catshark) Pieret

As I said, IDists are consummate liars. Nor are they very original, because these same quotes from Raup and Dawkins are used over and over again in ID and creationist materials to promote the false idea that evolution is a “controversial” theory among scientists.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 10:09:55pm

I like this. My state senator sponsored a bill to jigger the health insurance schemes in Colorado.

Right now I live in a place where health insurance costs rival that of mortgage payments. With a ACA exchange subsidy I still pay over $300 a month for health insurance, because we’re in a different district that’s not the Front Range, where I know folks who pay less than a hundred dollars a month for coverage.

Yeah, the lifestyles are riskier (which was taken into account when they made these insurance “districts”) but it’s not making it any easier to even sustain oneself. This new jiggering of the law will make rates rise in places like Denver and Ft. Collins, but also hopefully lower rates in places like Vail and Aspen.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 10:17:58pm

OT, but a Game of Thrones tidbit. There was some talk early in the series that Emilia Clarke had supposedly stipulated she would not do any more nude scenes. Well, guess what? That rumor was wrong.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 10:23:02pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 10:35:45pm
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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 10:37:41pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

Haven’t quite got it in me to announce to my social media this, but I’ll say it here.

FUCK BERNIE SANDERS

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 10:42:35pm
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Jenner7  May 16, 2016 • 10:48:14pm

I’m honestly shocked that Bernie hasn’t come out flatly against all of this. I thought he was better than this. I guess not.

Word.

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mmmirele  May 16, 2016 • 10:48:51pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

In other news…

BEES OMG BEES

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That road is the next major street over from where I lived as a girl in the 1960s. *shudder* Killer bees!

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 10:50:29pm

As if the point needed further proof.

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majii  May 16, 2016 • 10:54:37pm

re: #180 Jenner7

I read on TPM that he sent out one of his campaign hacks to declare that the Democratic Party should listen to his supporters. No mention of the fact that what they’re doing is reminiscent of the tea-baggers’ behavior. I agree with you. I expected more from him, but I guess when your only concern is for yourself and what you want, you do what right-wing pols do—-you refuse to admonish your supporters for their bad behavior for fear of losing their support.

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Ubiq  May 16, 2016 • 10:58:35pm

I’ve spent the last day or two figuring out what happened and… well… the more you learn, the more disgusted you become at the out-of-control carnival ride that is the Sanders campaign.

In particular, you know those 64 delegates who were denied credentials? Yeah, most of them didn’t even bother to show up, meaning that even if every delegate that had showed up had been counted, Hillary still would have won.

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Jenner7  May 16, 2016 • 11:00:43pm

Welp, bed time. I hope Hillary takes both states tomorrow. I hear Oregon will be closer than they think. Have a good night, Lizards.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 11:13:10pm

Instagram

Nathan Wallace going 50mph. #chamonix

Dunno if I’d be going that fast on my freeheel setup, but I’d definitely mach the fuck out of a line like that.

Seth Morrison and Glen Plake lead charmed lives there in Chamonix.

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sagehen  May 16, 2016 • 11:15:14pm

re: #175 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

OT, but a Game of Thrones tidbit. There was some talk early in the series that Emilia Clarke had supposedly stipulated she would not do any more nude scenes. Well, guess what? That rumor was wrong.

There’s a lot more nudity than is actually necessary for the show; I’m totally sympathetic to lead cast who refuse to strip gratuitously. But this one (I assume you’re talking about the most recent episode)… it was important enough to the story the make an exception.

Knowing that Danaerys’ clothes burned right off her, while she herself was unscathed — and all of the Dothraki seeing that — was essential to adequately explain their reaction.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 11:16:27pm

re: #184 Ubiq

I’ve spent the last day or two figuring out what happened and… well… the more you learn, the more disgusted you become at the out-of-control carnival ride that is the Sanders campaign.

In particular, you know those 64 delegates who were denied credentials? Yeah, most of them didn’t even bother to show up, meaning that even if every delegate that had showed up had been counted, Hillary still would have won.

Bernie also had another, even bigger problem:

The 58 who were denied credentials and then never responded to correct their documentation errors were dwarfed by those who either got credentialed and then blew the Convention off or didn’t bother trying to get credentials in the first place.

The only reason Berne was able to flip the County results from the election day totals in the first place is because his campaign exploited a loophole that allowed unelected delegates to show up and fill slots at that level. That loophole didn’t exist for the State Convention.

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teleskiguy  May 16, 2016 • 11:19:22pm

Whoa.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 11:20:22pm

re: #187 sagehen

There’s a lot more nudity than is actually necessary for the show; I’m totally sympathetic to lead cast who refuse to strip gratuitously. But this one (I assume you’re talking about the most recent episode)… it was important enough to the story the make an exception.

[Embedded content]

At the beginning of that scene, I was wondering how Danny was going to get out of this trap. Then, as I saw her walking toward the braziers I remembered what I’d forgotten — the Fireborn is immune to fire.

I’m hoping now the writers will finally get her subplot moving along.

And what of the dragons that were unshackled in the last episode? Not a peep from them.

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Ubiq  May 16, 2016 • 11:26:36pm

re: #188 goddamnedfrank

Yeah, the Ralston Report has been killing it in the coverage of this.

Meanwhile, the Sanders campaign is now prepared to collectively lose their shit over what amounts to a 4 delegate swing.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 16, 2016 • 11:29:20pm

Time for classes. See you much later. I also have to be a judge for a speech contest this evening.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 11:38:59pm

From the NV State Democratic Party:

The so-called “minority report” about these ineligible delegates was not written by the Credentials Committee — it was written by national Sanders campaign staff on site. A member of Sanders’ National Delegate Operations Team drafted and arranged for a member of that committee to attempt to deliver an incendiary report that caused chaos and violence at the convention. It was inaccurate, misleading and subsequently discredited by the Credentials Committee.

Jesus! If this is true then Sanders own national campaign staff deliberately instigated the entire shit-show, riled up their supporters with lies and then set them loose on the Convention organizers. This is insidious Machiavellian psychopath style behavior.

Read the entire report at that link, the behavior described is insane.

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 11:41:21pm

40k Time

Age of Apostasy

The Age of Apostasy was a second period of interstellar civil war that consumed the Imperium of Man in the early 36th Millennium. The terrible conflicts of the Age of Apostasy grew out of a political struggle between the Administratum and the Adeptus Ministorum for dominance over the Imperium. The period is usually divided into two separate major events by Imperial historians known as the Reign of Blood and the Plague of Unbelief. The struggle began when control over the Imperium’s government was essentially seized by a single man, the High Lord of Terra, Goge Vandire, who commanded both the Administratum and the Ecclesiarchy and ruled the Imperium according to his own wishes instead of in-accordance with the Emperor’s will. Fortunately, his brutal reign eventually came to an end with the coming of the reforming preacher Sebastian Thor and his reborn Confederation of Light, a sect of the Imperial Cult based on the previous Confederation of Light’s banned teachings, that sought to end Goge Vandire’s corruption of Imperial theology. High Lord Vandire was in power for almost a standard century before finally being overthrown in the midst of the Terran Crusade and slain by his own bodyguards, the Daughters of the Emperor, who later became the Adepta Sororitas. Vandire was replaced as the Imperial Ecclesiarch by Sebastian Thor, who unleashed the Imperium’s second major era of reform following the Horus Heresy. The end of the Reign of Blood resulted in a major reformation of the Ecclesiarchy, the creation of the Imperial Inquisition’s Ordo Hereticus to police those enemies of the Imperium who lay within its own structures, and the creation of the Adepta Sororitas to serve as both the Eccelsiarchy’s new military force and the Chamber Militant of the Ordo Hereticus.

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goddamnedfrank  May 16, 2016 • 11:56:43pm

Bernie Bros are like the Energizer Bunnies of derp.

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Kragar  May 16, 2016 • 11:58:31pm

re: #195 goddamnedfrank

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Kragar  May 17, 2016 • 12:05:44am
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Kragar  May 17, 2016 • 12:15:09am
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Kragar  May 17, 2016 • 12:20:01am
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majii  May 17, 2016 • 12:24:02am

re: #198 Kragar

The Berniebots will have what they’ll have when they want it, irrespective of all evidence to the contrary. In other words, they’re stupidly focused on believing what they want to believe and denying reality. It’s over for Bernie, but they refuse to believe it. In their POV, he’ll win because they believe he will. I voted against Sanders in my state’s Democratic Primary, and I’m sure glad that I did. When he began his campaign, I had no idea he was as divisive and selfish as he has turned out to be. Very disappointing for me because I always thought he had the nation’s best interests at heart only to discover that it’s his own interests that take precedence over all else.

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goddamnedfrank  May 17, 2016 • 12:31:13am

Jesus that guy was awful.

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goddamnedfrank  May 17, 2016 • 12:44:17am
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goddamnedfrank  May 17, 2016 • 12:45:18am

re: #202 goddamnedfrank

Seriously.

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goddamnedfrank  May 17, 2016 • 12:54:42am

Sorry to dump an entire Twitter thread but this is really good and potentially points to a very serious problem with Sanders personally.

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teleskiguy  May 17, 2016 • 1:03:30am
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Timothy Watson  May 17, 2016 • 1:10:29am

Sanders supporters are reminding me more and more of the malcontents who thought destroying a couple city blocks was magically going to stop the WTO.

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goddamnedfrank  May 17, 2016 • 1:24:34am

re: #206 Timothy Watson

Sanders supporters are reminding me more and more of the malcontents who thought destroying a couple city blocks was magically going to stop the WTO.

LOL, I was there! The N30 protestors were much better organized.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 1:59:42am

Russians appear upset at that Eurovision thingy… too complex for me to follow, but I guess they feel slighted?

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 1:59:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 2:04:10am

re: #208 freetoken

Russians appear upset at that Eurovision thingy… too complex for me to follow, but I guess they feel slighted?

My girlfriend and our Australian neighbor watched it, yes, it seems that the Ukrainian entry was about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 (as punishment for having collaborated with the Germans) and this was seen as a dig at Russia in the name of every country they have ever invaded or occupied.

And of course it was seen by Stalin as entirely fitting that the entire ethnicity should be punished and deported.

I have been in Europe for over 25 years, but Eurovision and Soccer are two socio-cultural institutions I have tried and failed to appreciate.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:13:37am
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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:23:15am

The originals, of course:

The Ronettes - Be My Baby - live [HQ]

I always thought that the lead, Veronica Bennett, was such a babe. Her looks are what some may label “exotic”, due probably because of her mixed ancestry:

en.wikipedia.org

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:30:01am

I totally forgot V-Day.

Were there any celebrations a week ago? Was it mentioned in the news? Did our political candidates ponder about the meaning of it all?

???

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 2:38:55am

re: #213 freetoken

I totally forgot V-Day.

Were there any celebrations a week ago? Was it mentioned in the news? Did our political candidates ponder about the meaning of it all?

???

It is certainly a big frigging deal in Russia. Especially the Soviet victory over the Crimean Tatars and their expulsion (along with their wives and children) to the wastes of Siberia.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:40:53am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I’ve never heard Drumpfskind discuss the course of the wars of the 20th century and what they mean for us.

I wonder why.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 2:41:12am

re: #212 freetoken

The originals, of course:

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I always thought that the lead, Veronica Bennett, was such a babe. Her looks are what some may label “exotic”, due probably because of her mixed ancestry:

en.wikipedia.org

I enjoy sitting back and listening to that sound that feels like it is miles deep…

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 2:46:46am

re: #215 freetoken

I’ve never heard Drumpfskind discuss the course of the wars of the 20th century and what they mean for us.

I wonder why.

Well, he has that one well-worn Pershing story…
Plus, is it Patton or is it MacArthur that he likes to namedrop?

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:49:15am

re: #216 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

It is pop music the true sense - popular music. It was a very successful tune. It’s the kind of music which is designed to make one feel better. Fun, that is the basic goal.

20 years prior this would be the equivalent:

MP3 Audio

Though the big band era provided a richer sound because of more instruments, I think we can draw a straight line from the pop music of the 40’s to the pop music of the early 60’s.

There’s a bit of a subversive element to the Ronettes, in their subtle eroticism. The Barberettes pick up on that in their cover.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 2:50:42am

re: #217 Alyosha

Well, he has that one well-worn Pershing story…
Plus, is it Patton or is it MacArthur that he likes to namedrop.

Both.

The sum total of what Drumpfskind takes from the wars of the 20th century is the idolization of three generals.

Figures.

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Alephnaught  May 17, 2016 • 2:52:55am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

My girlfriend and our Australian neighbor watched it, yes, it seems that the Ukrainian entry was about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 (as punishment for having collaborated with the Germans) and this was seen as a dig at Russia in the name of every country they have ever invaded or occupied.

That, and the fact that Russia won in the televote, but lost to Australia in the jury vote, and when both were combined, Ukraine had enough votes to beat both.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 3:04:12am

re: #219 freetoken

Both.

The sum total of what Drumpfskind takes from the wars of the 20th century is the idolization of three generals.

Figures.

He knows that his supporters do not know much else about WW1 and WW2

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Teukka  May 17, 2016 • 3:04:48am

Follow-up on the story on the broadcast tower that collapsed outside Borås, Sweden the night to Monday:
It’s looking more and more like sabotage. Apparently, someone has unscrewed all the nuts from one of the 6 foundation points for the guy wires. In the image below, you can see the stress that was on the final set of bolts:
Image: mast+bor%C3%A5s-2.jpg
Now, the $10k question is who did this? Theories are some Neoluddite, a vexatious litigant (“Rättshaverist” in Swedish), militant EM “allergic” or an operative of a foreign state or organization.
What is clear that it damaged the public alert system in the affected area, as well as two TV-transmitter channels and three or four radio transmitter channels. It also took out part of the communications infrastructure of the bluelight services.
MSB (myndigheten för samhällsberedskap), the Swedish equivalent of DHS is on the case.
If they catch the assholes who did this, they’re gonna be in a world of hurt judicially.
aftonbladet.se

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 3:11:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 3:11:41am

re: #222 Teukka

Follow-up on the story on the broadcast tower that collapsed outside Borås, Sweden the night to Monday:
It’s looking more and more like sabotage.

Russians upset with the Eurovision Song Contest outcome. (It was held in Stockholm)

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Teukka  May 17, 2016 • 3:13:12am

re: #224 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Russians upset with the Eurovision Song Contest outcome. (It was held in Stockholm)

Possibly. Even more hurt in store for them since both civilian and military security services are now involved.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 3:22:05am

A context-free retweet care of Shaun King:

Does he not know what went down in NV?

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Timothy Watson  May 17, 2016 • 3:26:35am

re: #226 Alyosha

Does he not know what went down in NV?

Irrelevant, it was all Hillary’s fault.

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Teukka  May 17, 2016 • 3:31:25am

re: #222 Teukka

Addendum… Moar pics (NOT TAKEN BY ME):

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 3:31:47am

re: #226 Alyosha

This is what democracy looks like when you live in an oligarchy a large share of the electorate is politically or functionally illiterate and unaware of how the party primary and electoral system functions.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 5:02:58am

re: #200 majii

The Berniebots will have what they’ll have when they want it, irrespective of all evidence to the contrary. In other words, they’re stupidly focused on believing what they want to believe and denying reality. It’s over for Bernie, but they refuse to believe it. In their POV, he’ll win because they believe he will. I voted against Sanders in my state’s Democratic Primary, and I’m sure glad that I did. When he began his campaign, I had no idea he was as divisive and selfish as he has turned out to be. Very disappointing for me because I always thought he had the nation’s best interests at heart only to discover that it’s his own interests that take precedence over all else.

Will be voting for Hillary in the Kentucky primary today. I expect Bernie to win, because demographics have been destiny in the Democratic primaries, and Kentucky is about 86% non-Hispanic white and less than 8% African-American. So he’ll have one more “victory” to crow about before he gets crushed in California and New Jersey June 7. If the Democrats win control of the Senate, Bernie is in line to get a committee chairmanship, so I expect him to endorse Hillary at the Convention out of self-interest if for no other reason.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 5:11:45am

how is it now?

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 5:16:29am

re: #226 Alyosha

A context-free retweet care of Shaun King:

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Does he not know what went down in NV?

He probably does, but he’s a grifter and the current grift is convincing Bernie Bros that they could win if only the DNC wasn’t rigging the vote.

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Timothy Watson  May 17, 2016 • 5:17:44am

Holy crap, that episode of Person of Interest was dark.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 5:29:38am

re: #232 Targetpractice

He probably does, but he’s a grifter and the current grift is convincing Bernie Bros that they could win if only the DNC wasn’t rigging the vote.

It’s weird because King’s grift can’t possibly be so lucrative. I mean, I know there was some kind of thing with Deray Mckesson over funds to Tamir Rice’s family IRRC, but he doesn’t strike me as the grifting type.
Now, if grifting for the far-left is still unmonetised and running on perceived personality, ideological purity and sheer zeal, I see your point.

I guess this proves that it’s Ego which determines whether the grift nets cash or adulation.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 5:36:44am

Man Receives First Penis Transplant in the United States

A man whose penis was removed because of cancer has received the first penis transplant in the United States, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Thomas Manning, 64, a bank courier from Halifax, Mass., underwent the 15-hour transplant operation on May 8 and 9. The organ came from a deceased donor.

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 5:37:46am

But many supporters of Sanders are not worried about any ill effects of the U.S. senator remaining in the race, arguing that Trump is such a flawed candidate that Clinton will easily dispatch with him if she faces him in the Nov. 8 election.

“Either way we’re going to get a Democratic president,” Alisha Liedtke, 28, a Sanders supporter from Ellensburg, Washington.

In interviews with 14 voters who back the senator from Vermont, supporters said they are not concerned that Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, might succeed U.S. President Barack Obama because they do not believe the real estate mogul could win the general election.

They said Sanders should keep fighting until the Democratic National Convention in July, to push Clinton to the left and challenge her ties to Wall Street and support for free-trade deals.

This is how we got Dubya in the White House, dudebros in 2000 and 2004 telling themselves that he was such a dumbass that there was no way Americans could vote for him.

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Archangelus  May 17, 2016 • 5:38:18am

re: #233 Timothy Watson

Holy crap, that episode of Person of Interest was dark.

Oh my yes. I pretty much suspected the final twist 10 minutes into the episode, but that did not take away from either the excellence of the episode nor the darkness within it.

As painful as it might be to accept as a big fan since the first season, there is something good about the current final season being short in the fact that there’s no filler, and all POI goodness in a concentrated and awesome form. I may very well end up weeping once the final episode finishes airing in less than two months..

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 5:39:04am

re: #237 Archangelus

Oh my yes. I pretty much suspected the final twist pretty much 10 minutes into the episode, but that does not take away from either the excellence of the episode nor the darkness within it.

As painful as it might be to accept as a big fan since the first season, there is something good about the current final season being short in the fact that there’s no filler, and all POI goodness in a concentrated and awesome form. I may very well end up weeping once the final episode finishes airing in less than two months..

I binged this series on Netflix last Winter. Now, are you telling me there are more episodes?

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Archangelus  May 17, 2016 • 5:42:44am

re: #238 Birth Control Works

I binged this series on Netflix last Winter. Now, are you telling me there are more episodes?

Fifth and final shortened season (11 episodes in total) started airing two weeks ago after too long a hiatus, with episodes running twice a week for last week, this week and the next one.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 5:43:15am

Trump seems to think that he can just utter anything that comes to mind. Screw decades long close and unique relationships with allies like the UK, NATO. Piss off China or Mexico, who are major US trading partners (all while his clothing lines are made in those same countries for him to profit, while US workers were skunked).

His supporters ignore all of this (Arkham’s Razor). Because it’s a day ending in Y and Trump’s got something idiotic to say that, if he were president, would result in global markets tumbling down, economic turmoil, recession, or worse, all while doing nothing to actually create jobs here in the US. He’d instigate trade wars that benefit no one except those rich enough to buy into weak economic markets, increasing their positions so that they come out of the turmoil even stronger than before.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 5:46:21am
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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 5:48:38am
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sagehen  May 17, 2016 • 5:49:28am

re: #233 Timothy Watson

Holy crap, that episode of Person of Interest was dark.

I wonder if this is a sign that Samaritan and The Machine are infecting each other — it reminded me so much of the episode with all the simulations before Shaw was taken, the one where they all took turns dying.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 5:49:57am

So I guess there will be two Dem contests today. Will the delegates split out evenly?

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 5:53:25am

re: #244 freetoken

So I guess there will be two Dem contests today. Will the delegates split out evenly?

If they don’t, you can be sure the Bernie Bros will raise hell.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 5:55:50am

Mississippi, which is one of the poorest states in the nation, and one whose state budget is precarious at best, has decided to go full metal Kansas. They’re engaging in a phase-out of the corporate franchise tax, and phasing in personal and corporate income tax cuts so that the top rate is 5% on income over $10k (essentially a flat tax since the rate is 3% on income under $5k, 4% on $5k to $9,999, and 5% over $10k).

That’s $415 million in tax cuts, which will trickle down. No benefit to the state, as prior tax cuts have resulted only in the need to slash and burn government spending - cutting everything to the bone. Guess who gets harmed most.

And who benefits? It certainly isn’t most folks in the state. Once again, it’s a matter of time before the state needs to further slash and burn the budget.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 5:58:07am

re: #244 freetoken

So I guess there will be two Dem contests today. Will the delegates split out evenly?

Wise Solomon declares that the baby be cut in twain.
Who protests that instead the baby be given whole to the other contestant to the claim?

Clinton, has done so once in the interests of party unity at a time when MehCain was the opponent.
This time Trump is the enemy and Bernie seems bent on seeing that baby all carved up.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 5:59:50am

Just the beginning of the measures we can expect in the Drumpfskindepoche?

New AZ law protects campus speech, ups jail time for those who block access to rallies

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday that could result in longer jail time for some protesters even as it gives additional rights to others.

[…]
But the final version of the measure signed by the governor allows judges to impose six-month jail terms on protesters who stop traffic headed to political rallies. The same penalty would apply to those who, after ignoring a warning, block anyone from heading to government meetings or hearings.

[…]

Rep. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, said the measure is a direct outgrowth of his experience when he was younger trying to hand out material about his church at Glendale Community College. He said college officials shunted students off to a designated “free speech zone,” a place that was nowhere near the people his group was trying to reach.

[…]

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 6:00:14am
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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 6:00:42am

Today Kentucky and Oregon go to the polls in the primaries.

Latest polling from Oregon shows Hillary up by double digits. Expect the usual caterwauling about Hillary stealing that primary because it’s a closed primary or that it’s somehow voter suppression that people who don’t identify as Democrats aren’t able to vote in a primary race set up by the Democratic party to select their nominee for president.

Voter suppression is when states make it impossible to vote - like denying access to the polls entirely. Limiting access or hours. Making people wait for hours so as to discourage voters. Poll taxes.

A closed primary election isn’t voter suppression.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 6:02:14am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

Even that eaglet knows that is the action of an ill eagle.

Sorry.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 6:02:46am

Not that I really care, but I thought it was funny.

Mark Cuban on Trump:

He’s like the guy who will walk into the bar and say anything to go home with someone.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:03:54am

re: #244 freetoken

So I guess there will be two Dem contests today. Will the delegates split out evenly?

Of course they will. Bernie will win the states, and Hillary will win the delegates. Even Steven.

//

Eventually, people will need to let the Berniebros go. This would be so much easier if we just didn’t let young people vote.

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 6:05:12am

Nebraska GOP now in the hands of the Drumpfskindparteiapparat:

After rebuke at Nebraska GOP convention, Sasse stands by criticism of Trump

Convention delegates overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Sasse’s call for a third-party conservative candidate and shot down a counterresolution condemning Trump.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 6:05:41am
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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 6:06:18am

The #NeverTrump folk are proving powerless against the monster.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 6:06:37am

re: #253 darthstar

Of course they will. Bernie will win the states, and Hillary will win the delegates. Even Steven.

//

Eventually, people will need to let the Berniebros go. This would be so much easier if we just didn’t let young people vote.

Or people who didn’t pay taxes, or own land, or think like I do … .

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 6:09:47am

re: #256 freetoken

The #NeverTrump folk are proving powerless against the monster.

Most will be loyal little Quislings by Cleveland.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:10:58am

re: #257 Birth Control Works

Or people who didn’t pay taxes, or own land, or think like I do … .

/

It’s amazing how much progressive values have evolved since Wednesday. Thank you Internet.

// I’ll see your snark and raise you a hyperbole.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 6:13:13am

Just parking this one right here. Especially when you compare to the right wingers here calling for people to use the restroom per their birth gender (unenforceable without being incredibly invasive, just the way the authoritarian/theocratic right likes it).

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freetoken  May 17, 2016 • 6:15:06am

re: #258 Targetpractice

Most will be loyal little Quislings by Cleveland.

Sounds like the name of a sports team - The Cleveland Quislings.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 6:16:13am

re: #256 freetoken

The #NeverTrump folk are proving powerless against the monster.

There have been reports that Romney has been trying to recruit someone to run an independent campaign. Too late, Mitt. You should’ve thrown your hat in the ring a month or two ago. The only real option for nevertrumpers now is to get behind Gary Johnson, but I guess they don’t want to normalize voting Libertarian.

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jeffreyw  May 17, 2016 • 6:18:22am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 6:18:23am

re: #253 darthstar

Of course they will. Bernie will win the states, and Hillary will win the delegates. Even Steven.

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Eventually, people will need to let the Berniebros go. This would be so much easier if we just didn’t let young people vote.

Eight years ago, a candidate beat Hillary Clinton by following the very same rules she did. Heck, he followed them better than she did (remember her cries for Michigan and Florida).

What this has to do with young people voting is it doesn’t look like their enthusiasm directly translated into increased voting. Some of that is that young people don’t vote like older people do (eventually, people get old enough to realize that they need to vote even if there is broken glass), but some of it is that enthusiasm doesn’t translate to winning. In a democracy, you don’t get extra votes just for being more enthusiastic, just like you don’t get extra votes for having more land.

And young people are great. I used to be one, and I have three young ones, and one of them will get to vote in an election this fall. And he will. He’s already gone to a number of rallies, and participated in the Iowa caucus. But there are young people, women, minorities, and even some of use middle age straight white males. And they all get to participate.

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Romantic Heretic  May 17, 2016 • 6:19:43am

re: #187 sagehen

Have you seen the ‘Honest Trailer’ for GoT? It’s hilarious.

Honest Trailers - Game of Thrones

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 6:26:10am

That’s the ballgame right there. And once she crosses 2,383, the demands Bernie quit will grow even stronger. The supers will not cross over. They will not change. And the polling for all the remaining states is bleak for Bernie - double digit deficits in NJ and CA for instance.

Wont stop the Bernie bros from claiming they’ve had the nomination stolen from Bernie though.

Even though Bernie hasn’t led in any metric that matters: popular votes (he’s down 3.1 million); delegates (down about 280); or supers (not even close).

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Sir John Barron  May 17, 2016 • 6:30:22am

Oh sure, Zuckerberg will get right on that meeting with you, Breitbart.

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Great White Snark  May 17, 2016 • 6:30:53am

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

Vanity Fair reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp, “an agency tasked with policing domestic culture and heading off the influence of other nations, is concerned about the social-media popularity of Kim Kardashian.” In fact, their concern runs so deep that they have accused her of purposeful corruption.

Mostafa Alizadeh, spokesman for the Revolutionary Guard’s Organized Cyberspace Crime Unit, explains to Iran Wire that their surveillance of Kardashian and other models with significant social media platforms, falls under the purview of “Operation Spider 2.” Their object: to eliminate content deemed incompatible with Islamic values and to punish the so-called offenders.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:32:24am

re: #264 Belafon

Eight years ago, a candidate beat Hillary Clinton by following the very same rules she did. Heck, he followed them better than she did (remember her cries for Michigan and Florida).

What this has to do with young people voting is it doesn’t look like their enthusiasm directly translated into increased voting. Some of that is that young people don’t vote like older people do (eventually, people get old enough to realize that they need to vote even if there is broken glass), bus some of it is that enthusiasm doesn’t translate to winning. In a democracy, you don’t get extra votes just for being more enthusiastic, just like you don’t get extra votes for having more land.

And young people are great. I used to be one, and I have three young ones, one of them who will get to vote in an election this fall. And he will. He’s already gone to a number of rallies, and participated in the Iowa caucus. But there are young people, women, minorities, and even some of use middle age straight white males. And they all get to participate.

Hey, I’m all for young people voting. I just don’t think it’s fair to dismiss them as ‘bros’ when they don’t vote the way people want them to. When I was young we all voted for Reagan - we thought he was cool…god were we stupid…but we missed out on the good drugs of the 70s.

Now that I’m in my 50s, and according to a lot of people on line, a ‘Berniebro’ because I like his policies, I get to scoff at the naive nature of our youth…

As far as the primary itself goes, there are rules and strategies and whoever gets the most delegates wins. I understand and accept that. I don’t have to love the outcome - hell, I wanted Biden so my horse was never in the race (and no, he’s not a progressive. I just really like the fucker and think he would have been Obama’s third term) - I just have to hope we don’t screw the pooch and hand the general election over to a party hell bent on destroying shit just because they resent having had a black president.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:35:32am

re: #266 lawhawk

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Wont stop the Bernie bros from claiming they’ve had the nomination stolen from Bernie though.

Fuck the Bernie bros. Again. They’re not relevant. Bernie will “take it to the convention” but don’t expect Chicago 1968…it’ll be a couple of hours of floor drama followed by group hugs and cheers to history in the making.

Anything more than that and the Democrats would shit themselves silly with worry that the rift would never heal.

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Dark_Falcon  May 17, 2016 • 6:35:56am

re: #268 Great White Snark

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

They’re having delusions that mix craziness from Howard Zinn with that from the Bernie Bros. Thus every action taken by Americans that gets any international has to be “a move against Iran”, because obviously we’re obsessed with bringing Iran to heel.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:38:04am

I realize I sound more and more like Statler and Waldorf during election cycles. I’m going to be insufferable if I live to my seventies.

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darthstar  May 17, 2016 • 6:38:54am

re: #271 Dark_Falcon

They’re having delusions that mix craziness from Howard Zinn with that from the Bernie Bros. Thus every action taken by Americans that gets any international has to be “a move against Iran”, because obviously we’re obsessed with bringing Iran to heel.

I liked it better when you used the term ‘moonbat’ to refer to Democrats.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 6:40:34am

re: #268 Great White Snark

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

I’m watching Robotech with my youngest son, and the Iranians here sound just like the Zintradi, who couldn’t understand singing and kissing, and thought they were weapons of the Micronians.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 6:42:11am

re: #270 darthstar

They’re not relevant? What the heck happened in Nevada if not the Bernie bros doing their thing in person, instead of online?

Bernie’s toast, and he’s the last to know. He’s been toast since Super Tuesday, but again, he’s the last to know. He was toast after NY. And again, he hasn’t changed his tune, and continues enabling his supporters to engage in this kind of nonsense.

That’s all on him.

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Timothy Watson  May 17, 2016 • 6:43:49am

re: #237 Archangelus

Oh my yes. I pretty much suspected the final twist 10 minutes into the episode, but that did not take away from either the excellence of the episode nor the darkness within it.

As painful as it might be to accept as a big fan since the first season, there is something good about the current final season being short in the fact that there’s no filler, and all POI goodness in a concentrated and awesome form. I may very well end up weeping once the final episode finishes airing in less than two months..

Yeah, I was waiting for a shoe to drop but I wasn’t sure what it would be.

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Dark_Falcon  May 17, 2016 • 6:43:52am

re: #274 darthstar

I liked it better when you used the term ‘moonbat’ to refer to Democrats.

That fits some Sanders fans, but I’ve never used moonbats to describe Democrats in toto. to do so would be to rob the word of its meaning and turn it into just another insult flung around the Internet. As you know, I don’t like distorting the English language in such a fashion.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 6:46:08am

re: #269 darthstar

Hey, I’m all for young people voting. I just don’t think it’s fair to dismiss them as ‘bros’ when they don’t vote the way people want them to. When I was young we all voted for Reagan - we thought he was cool…god were we stupid…but we missed out on the good drugs of the 70s.

Now that I’m in my 50s, and according to a lot of people on line, a ‘Berniebro’ because I like his policies, I get to scoff at the naive nature of our youth…

As far as the primary itself goes, there are rules and strategies and whoever gets the most delegates wins. I understand and accept that. I don’t have to love the outcome - hell, I wanted Biden so my horse was never in the race (and no, he’s not a progressive. I just really like the fucker and think he would have been Obama’s third term) - I just have to hope we don’t screw the pooch and hand the general election over to a party hell bent on destroying shit just because they resent having had a black president.

Maybe it’s just me, but I was under the impression BernieBro was being used for those that kept screaming about how the race was being rigged in favor of Clinton and would rant that the process was subverting the will of the people until it became obvious that it was representing the will of Democrats and then the argument became that it needed to overturn the will of the people (superdelegates switching for instance).

Now, I’m definitely not saying that we didn’t argue with you about your views of your favorite candidate and your not-so-favorite candidate, but arguing positions is different than what I seen from the people I deem BernieBros.

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CuriousLurker  May 17, 2016 • 6:54:04am

re: #268 Great White Snark

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

So they basically put an Iranian Alex Jones in charge of their cyber crimes unit. //

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CuriousLurker  May 17, 2016 • 7:04:07am

re: #279 Belafon

Same here. I’ve mostly been staying out of the Bernie/Hillary fighting, but to me a BerniBro is as you described, but with the addition of Bernie supporters who seem to have HDS (i.e. those who really ugly things about her—I’m not talking about legitimate criticism, I mean stuff like what the RWNJs have been saying for years that basically portrays her as the embodiment of all that is evil & corrupt).

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lizardofid  May 17, 2016 • 7:04:38am

re: #268 Great White Snark

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

I understand the Revolutionary Guard may also have their eye on Danny Dalton of the CLI.

Oh, and good morning all!

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CuriousLurker  May 17, 2016 • 7:07:44am

re: #278 Dark_Falcon

Yeah, in my mind moonbats are far-left, way out there liberals (like Code Pink) who come across every bit as flaky as the Tea Party wingnuts.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 7:15:34am

re: #278 Dark_Falcon

That fits some Sanders fans, but I’ve never used moonbats to describe Democrats in toto. to do so would be to rob the word of its meaning and turn it into just another insult flung around the Internet. As you know, I don’t like distorting the English language in such a fashion.

This is the quintessential Dark_Falcon when he’s not being snarkily contrarian or outright partisan.
I love it :)
+1

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CuriousLurker  May 17, 2016 • 7:17:27am

re: #272 Dark_Falcon

A funny story about the companionship between a cat named ‘Baby’ and another lizard named Charles.

Too cute! The cat seems truly fond of the lizard (rubbing her face on him).

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William Lewis  May 17, 2016 • 7:20:32am

re: #278 Dark_Falcon

Plus you know over the net at least one socialist who I think is fairly close to sane ;)

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 7:20:32am

Gotta wonder if the anonymous man’s name rhymes with Dis Bristie.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 7:23:48am

re: #287 lawhawk

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Gotta wonder if the anonymous man’s name rhymes with Dis Bristie.

It would severely damage his shot at being Trump’s VP.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 7:23:52am

re: #273 darthstar

I realize I sound more and more like Statler and Waldorf during election cycles. I’m going to be insufferable if I live to my seventies.

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I’ll call your Statler and Waldorf and raise you one Maxine:

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 7:24:18am

re: #268 Great White Snark

Your morning What The Hell?

Is Kim Kardashian a Secret Agent? Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Thinks So

I wonder what they thought of that guy from the Gong Show?

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Jenner7  May 17, 2016 • 7:26:47am
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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 17, 2016 • 7:28:34am

re: #268 Great White Snark

It’s becoming clear that Iran has the governmental equivalent to Multiple Personality Disorder.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 7:32:17am
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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 7:32:28am
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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 7:38:35am

re: #291 Jenner7

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WTF?

What is the deal with peeing on people? Didn’t anyone learn from Steubenville?

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Agnostick  May 17, 2016 • 7:43:09am

So, if Breitbart is telling Zuckerberg to “get lost,” then why isn’t Breitbart following their own advice? Breitbart is at Golden Corral, complaining to the manager about the quality of the food, a few words at a time, in between giant mouthfuls of roast beef and sugar-free cheesecake.

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Great White Snark  May 17, 2016 • 7:44:01am

re: #280 CuriousLurker

So they basically put an Iranian Alex Jones in charge of their cyber crimes unit. //

And I’m now wondering what Operation Spider 1 was all about. Oh wait I think I know. Shahs of Sunset must have freaked them right out.

All done up for Halloween- Mercedes Javid
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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 7:50:03am

re: #292 Ziggy_TARDIS

It’s becoming clear that Iran has the governmental equivalent to Multiple Personality Disorder.

Iranian politics are very complex. The smashing electoral victory of moderates in the last election have created the possibility that Rouhani will be elected the next Supreme Leader, which would help considerably.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 7:51:36am
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Barefoot Grin  May 17, 2016 • 7:54:53am

Is LGF alt-center?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 7:57:53am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

Is LGF alt-center?

alt-esc-del

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 8:00:41am

Because of course.

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 8:01:15am

re: #289 Birth Control Works

I’ll call your Statler and Waldorf and raise you one Maxine:

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I think the Sarah Palin adventure put that meme to rest.

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 8:01:52am

re: #302 lawhawk

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Because of course.

“Today, President Trump ordered The Onion to retract a story that did not paint him in a positive light, declaring that if it did not do so immediately, the Department Of Justice would be looking into The Onion’s business practices.”

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 8:01:57am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

Is LGF alt-center?

I’m pretty sure we’re somewhere along the imaginary axis.

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 8:02:08am

re: #300 Barefoot Grin

Is LGF alt-center?

Alt-geezern.

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 8:02:33am

re: #306 Decatur Deb

Alt-geezern.

Alt-F4…

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 8:03:18am

re: #307 thedopefishlives

Alt-F4…

Afraid to test that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 8:03:27am

re: #302 lawhawk

Donald Trump attorney demands retraction from New York Times
Because of course.

Because although he is totally unqualified for the post of President, he is a wizard when it comes to manipulating the media.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 8:07:20am

re: #293 Birth Control Works

Chuck will offer up thousands of dollars he doesn’t have for anyone that can out any of them so he can stalk and harass them. Just because.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 8:10:25am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Because although he is totally unqualified for the post of President, he is a wizard when it comes to manipulating the media.

Maybe the accurate Trump/Nazi comparison is Goebbels.

How is that a less fucked-up comparison than the one with Hitler?

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 8:10:30am

re: #308 Decatur Deb

Afraid to test that.

It won’t nuke your computer; I wouldn’t do that to you. However, it will close your current window.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 8:11:07am

Back from voting in the KY GOP primary.
It’s raining so turnout is kinda low here in the Backwoods.
Did my voter duty even though it felt icky.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 8:12:37am

re: #311 Alyosha

Maybe the accurate Trump/Nazi comparison is Goebbels.

How is that a less fucked-up comparison than the one with Hitler?

Neither Goebbels nor Hitler were millionaire real-estate moguls and reality TV and pro wrestling stars.

Please. DT is a category unto himself.

But a category which categorically excludes any qualifications, in terms of experience, education or character, for President of the USA.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 8:16:46am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Which makes him far more dangerous.

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Alyosha  May 17, 2016 • 8:17:36am

re: #314 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Neither Goebbels nor Hitler were millionaire real-estate moguls and reality TV and pro wrestling starts.

Please. DT is a category unto himself.

But a category which categorically excludes any qualifications, in terms of experience, education or character, for President of the USA.

No, but if any terrible human being were to unpick the media of his respective time, and reassemble it in a way which matched his ambition: Trump/Goebbels would be at least a shitily-astute comparison.

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Jenner7  May 17, 2016 • 8:18:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 8:18:54am

The Wall Street Journal published a pro-Donald Trump op-ed without disclosing that its author, Anthony Scaramucci, works as part of the Trump campaign’s national finance committee.

The Journal wrote that Scaramucci is “the founder and co-managing partner of SkyBridge Capital,” failing to mention that he joined the Trump campaign as part of Trump’s “nascent national finance committee.” According to The Washington Post, Scaramucci was “one of the first traditional bundlers to join the Trump campaign.”

In his May 15 op-ed, titled, “The Entrepreneur’s Case For Trump,” Scaramucci hyped Trump as a “pragmatic entrepreneur,” “team builder,” and a candidate with “empathy” who can win. Scaramucci concluded his piece urging his “fellow Republicans to listen to the will of people” and “unite not only for the good of the party, but for the good of the nation”.

Trump responded to Scaramucci’s op-ed, tweeting, “Thank you, Anthony Scaramucci”:

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The Vicious Babushka  May 17, 2016 • 8:19:20am

Baby Whiplash coming around to board the Trump Train. Here, he thinks Trump will reveal BRAND NEW YOOGE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SCANDALS ABOUT TEH CLINTONS!!!!!! that nobody has already heard for 25 years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 8:21:26am

re: #316 Alyosha

No, but if any terrible human being were to unpick the media of his respective time, and reassemble it in a way which matched his ambition: Trump/Goebbels would be at least a shitily-astute comparison.

The point is that every mention of his butlers, his hands, his hair, misogyny and his tax returns derails the discussion from what should be the key point: the man is unqualified.

He has no voting or policy record, and whenever his statements on economic, social or foreign “policy” are challenged, he says that they were merely “suggestions”.

Suggestions do not make up a coherent domestic or international policy.

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b.d.  May 17, 2016 • 8:21:55am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash coming around to board the Trump Train. Here, he thinks Trump will reveal BRAND NEW YOOGE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SCANDALS ABOUT TEH CLINTONS!!!!!! that nobody has already heard for 25 years.

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[ben] I’m not pro-Donald, I’m anti-Clinton!!!![/ben]

How utterly predictable.

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Sir John Barron  May 17, 2016 • 8:23:10am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash coming around to board the Trump Train. Here, he thinks Trump will reveal BRAND NEW YOOGE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SCANDALS ABOUT TEH CLINTONS!!!!!! that nobody has already heard for 25 years.

Maybe if he agrees to perform the walk of shame, Breitbart will let him come back.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  May 17, 2016 • 8:25:30am

re: #322 Sir John Barron

Maybe if he agrees to perform the walk of shame, Breitbart will let him come back.

You mean like Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame? I’m not sure if the world can handle a naked Ben Shapiro.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 8:25:37am

Bada bing…

Bada BOOM…

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 8:25:54am

re: #321 b.d.

[ben] I’m not pro-Donald, I’m anti-Clinton!!!![/ben]

How utterly predictable.

That’s pretty much how these people think. They’re not for anything, they’re just against whatever their opponents are for.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 8:28:31am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart

Re: 2nd tweet - Or… like being Jeb Bush!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 17, 2016 • 8:30:34am

re: #321 b.d.

[ben] I’m not pro-Donald, I’m anti-Clinton!!!![/ben]

How utterly predictable.

Ben is delusional if he thinks any “new” Clinton scandals will be revealed instead of mind numbing repeats of the same old, same old bullshit we have heard for the last quarter century.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 8:31:56am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

Ben is delusional if he thinks any “new” Clinton scandals will be revealed instead of mind numbing repeats of the same old, same old bullshit we have heard for the last quarter century.

It’ll be new to the millennials who hadn’t lived through decades of this bs (the 1990s and early 2000s when Hillary was running for, won, and won reelection in the US Senate). This is for their “benefit.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 8:31:57am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

Ben is delusional if he thinks any “new” Clinton scandals will be revealed instead of mind numbing repeats of the same old, same old bullshit we have heard for the last quarter century.

Nor do I want to hear any Trump “scandals”. I want to hear him dodging and ducking specific questions on policy that show just how prepared he actually is for the office for which he is campaigning.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 8:32:46am

More sad news for music fans:

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Targetpractice  May 17, 2016 • 8:34:02am

re: #317 Jenner7

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Yet this is the guy that some expect will stand up to Trump when the debates come around?

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 17, 2016 • 8:35:50am

re: #313 Backwoods_Sleuth

Back from voting in the KY GOP primary.
It’s raining so turnout is kinda low here in the Backwoods.
Did my voter duty even though it felt icky.

Rainy, yucky day around here. I heard expected turnout is about 20%. We’ll see. Sanders should win based on demographics, but with Spring terms finished for Universities, that could have a small impact. Registration deadlines(April 18th for new, Dec 31st for changes) might have some impact as well.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 8:36:39am
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Jay C  May 17, 2016 • 8:39:36am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash coming around to board the Trump Train. Here, he thinks Trump will reveal BRAND NEW YOOGE PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN SCANDALS ABOUT TEH CLINTONS!!!!!! that nobody has already heard for 25 years.

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Yeah, why do I think that “closet full of Clinton skeletons” is going to be the political equivalent of Al Capone’s Vault? Lotta overheated hype and hoopla about what might be in it; in reality, empty save for dust.

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lizardofid  May 17, 2016 • 8:41:15am

re: #330 lawhawk

More sad news for music fans:

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Very sad. He was a prolific song writer, that touched me with many of his lines. If you’re exploring his music today, be sure and check out “Desperado’s Waiting for a Train”, which pretty well chronicled my childhood, and “Coat From the Cold”, that’s covered the rest.

Great photo. I wonder if that’s Townes with the fiddle. At any rate, I’ll be pouring one out for the both of them.

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b.d.  May 17, 2016 • 8:41:35am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

Ben is delusional if he thinks any “new” Clinton scandals will be revealed instead of mind numbing repeats of the same old, same old bullshit we have heard for the last quarter century.

I heard there’s a tape where Hillary is talking about “Whitey”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 8:42:55am

re: #332 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Rainy, yucky day around here. I heard expected turnout is about 20%. We’ll see. Sanders should win based on demographics, but with Spring terms finished for Universities, that could have a small impact. Registration deadlines(April 18th for new, Dec 31st for changes) might have some impact as well.

I might not have bothered but one of the two races on my primary ballot is for 99th District representative. Since there is no one on the Dem primary ballot, whoever wins the GOP primary today is my new state rep.
Also, I had to take advantage of another opportunity to vote against Rand Paul (the other race on my ballot).

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 17, 2016 • 8:44:26am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

I might not have bothered but one of the two races on my primary ballot is for 99th District representative. Since there is no one on the Dem primary ballot, whoever wins the GOP primary today is my new state rep.
Also, I had to take advantage of another opportunity to vote against Rand Paul (the other race on my ballot).

I’m praying that Jim Gray could beat him in the general. Imagine that. A southern state sending an openly gay man to the US Senate.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 8:44:53am
The three Falcon 9 first stages that SpaceX has successfully brought back down to Earth sit in a hangar at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A on May 14, 2016. Credit: SpaceX
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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 8:45:06am

re: #335 lizardofid

Very sad. He was a prolific song writer, that touched me with many of his lines. If you’re exploring his music today, be sure and check out “Desperado’s Waiting for a Train”, which pretty well chronicled my childhood, and “Coat From the Cold”, that’s covered the rest.

Great photo. I wonder if that’s Townes with the fiddle. At any rate, I’ll be pouring one out for the both of them.

My fav:

Sis Draper (Guy Clark)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 8:50:29am

oh, ok then…

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Sir John Barron  May 17, 2016 • 8:50:53am

re: #336 b.d.

I heard there’s a tape where Hillary is talking about “Whitey”.

No that was Mi—oh wait.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 8:52:08am

re: #341 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, ok then…

So, there must always be one stall separating any of Abbott’s family from any other human.

Sorry, Greg, you don’t control the bathrooms.

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Eventual Carrion  May 17, 2016 • 8:57:08am

Wording contained in an email from our support group to me, “continual intermittent failures”. The phrase made me giggle. I know what he is saying, but it just seems like an oxymoron.

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 8:57:55am

re: #343 Belafon

So, there must always be one stall separating any of Abbott’s family from any other human.

….

Seems excessive, even with the size of Texas dairy farms.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 9:03:51am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 9:07:47am
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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 9:09:33am

re: #347 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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We’re the Obama children genetically engineered? If they were, then Alex Jones really needs to be afraid.

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Dr. Matt  May 17, 2016 • 9:10:29am

re: #347 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Video

Obama was raised by tranny? When did this happen?

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Eventual Carrion  May 17, 2016 • 9:12:04am

re: #347 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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And Prince, don’t forget Prince. And also gave Axel a gig with AC/DC in return for keeping his mouth shut about it.

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Birth Control Works  May 17, 2016 • 9:13:01am

bbl

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Eventual Carrion  May 17, 2016 • 9:13:42am

re: #347 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Also note that Alex better stick with tranny’s since all his engine cylinders don’t seem to be firing.

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Dr. Matt  May 17, 2016 • 9:13:54am

So, Obama is a gay man who was born in Kenya and Indonesian was raised by a tranny and married a tranny and together they had two children. Sounds plausible.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 9:16:37am

re: #353 Dr. Matt

So, Obama is a gay man who was born in Kenya and Indonesian was raised by a tranny and married a tranny and together they had two children. Sounds plausible.

If the children are genetically engineered clones and/or androids being prepped for future world domination

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 9:17:02am

Interesting glimpse at the self-authenticating power of media. If Alex Jones was shouting that crap from a box on a street corner he would have been taken in for observation by now.

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Tigger2  May 17, 2016 • 9:17:15am

re: #260 lawhawk

Just parking this one right here. Especially when you compare to the right wingers here calling for people to use the restroom per their birth gender (unenforceable without being incredibly invasive, just the way the authoritarian/theocratic right likes it).

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I would laugh my ass off if all of them showed up at a NASCAR race and walked into the mens bathroom to piss at the same time.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 9:18:22am

When Florida Man™ becomes Florida Plastic Surgeon™:

West Virginia woman dies after cosmetic surgery at Hialeah clinic

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Bass Reeves  May 17, 2016 • 9:18:52am

re: #329 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

I’m curious why you think that people who are interested in a Trump presidency have any use for policy or strategy. They have repeatedly shown that the majority of their support for the man is due to his ability to sling mud. It would seem to me the key to taking away his base of support is NOT actually in his lack of coherency. This is a group of people who are electing people who claim to hate the organization they are trying to become members of. Who want government to fail while they are supported by that very government.

Reasoned, measured discourse will not defeat the sheer cognitive dissonance inherent in that 35% on the right of our political spectrum. If it did *they wouldn’t be there in the first place*.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 9:19:23am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

If the children are genetically engineered clones and/or androids being prepped for future world domination

Wouldn’t that be cool?

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 9:20:12am

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 and 25 to sign up for a military draft

…A Senate bill does include a version of the provision, so the congressional debate over whether women should register isn’t over…

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:21:59am

re: #357 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When Florida ManTM becomes Florida Plastic SurgeonTM:

West Virginia woman dies after cosmetic surgery at Hialeah clinic

But remember, the GOP is so concerned about women’s health care and safety, they’ll impose TRAP laws on clinics (even those not providing surgical abortion services) while ignoring that ambulatory surgical centers that provide all manner of surgical procedures are loosely regulated and aren’t subject to the TRAP laws even though there’s a much higher complication rate and fatality rate for women seeking procedures at those ambulatory surgical centers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 9:22:08am

re: #358 Bass Reeves

They are people who are fed up with politicians and politics as usual and believe that a strong personality can come in, kick some buts and set everything straight again.

I understand their disgust towards politics and politicians, but the second half shows a total lack of any clue how our system of government functions.

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 9:22:56am

re: #360 FormerDirtDart

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

They’d rather see more boys killed than admit girls are equal.

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Jay C  May 17, 2016 • 9:22:58am

re: #359 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Wouldn’t that be cool?

At least if we’re destined to be ruled by one or another of the Obama Girls, they’ll probably be very-well-dressed Alien Overlords! Which has to count for something…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 9:23:26am

re: #361 lawhawk

But remember, the GOP is so concerned about women’s health care and safety, they’ll impose TRAP laws on clinics (even those not providing surgical abortion services) while ignoring that ambulatory surgical centers that provide all manner of surgical procedures are loosely regulated and aren’t subject to the TRAP laws even though there’s a much higher complication rate and fatality rate for women seeking procedures at those ambulatory surgical centers.

There is a Carl Hiaasen novel about plastic surgeons and the fact that medical associations are hesitant to punish all but the most egregious offenders for fear of making the entire profession look bad

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:23:32am

re: #360 FormerDirtDart

The GOP couldn’t be seen giving equal status to women. Alternatively, they couldn’t kill the SSS even though it’s antiquated and the only purpose it serves is a hoop for men 18-25 to get financial aid and other services.

Kill off the SSS and no one notices. The military sure wouldn’t, especially since they don’t want conscripts.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 17, 2016 • 9:25:31am

re: #357 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Similar thing happened to Joan Rivers. Rinky dinky surgery center wasn’t equipped to handle an emergency.

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withak  May 17, 2016 • 9:26:03am

re: #367 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Similar thing happened to Joan Rivers. Rinky dinky surgery center wasn’t equipped to handle an emergency.

So that’s how Obama did it!

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 9:26:23am

re: #363 wrenchwench

They’d rather see more boys killed than admit girls are equal.

If they require women to sign up for selective service, these same women might demand the right to run for president.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:26:45am

Can someone please advise the Big Guy that we still need musicians down here.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 9:27:48am

re: #370 lawhawk

Can someone please advise the Big Guy that we still need musicians down here.

He’s leaving us Ted Nugent. What more do you want?!!

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 9:28:41am

re: #360 FormerDirtDart

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

If I remember from a few days ago, the whole provision was a dumb conservative stunt to make a point. It was never supposed to pass.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:28:58am

re: #371 Belafon

He’s leaving us Ted Nugent. What more do you want?!!

A trade.

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Charles Johnson  May 17, 2016 • 9:29:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 9:29:30am

re: #371 Belafon

He’s leaving us Ted Nugent. What more do you want?!!

Not just leaving him but keeping him safe from those who would have him dead and/or in jail…

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 9:31:02am

re: #374 Charles Johnson

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What the bloody hell?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 9:31:20am

typical:

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 17, 2016 • 9:33:44am

re: #374 Charles Johnson

Thank God I’m not on Twitter.

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 9:33:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 9:34:04am

jeebus

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 9:34:40am

re: #374 Charles Johnson

I can’t tell if that person’s replying to a tweet, but just reading it, do they realize they’re doing exactly what they’re saying? Never mind, they have “the truth.”

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 9:36:46am

re: #378 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Thank God I’m not on Twitter.

That won’t save you….

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 17, 2016 • 9:37:14am

A couple weeks ago I had a patient that was really agitated, but there was a few hour stretch where he was calmly sitting in his bed staring at the tv. I looked in and saw he was watching MSNBC coverage of protesters at a Trump rally. Once the coverage moved on to mundane stuff, he was back in form.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 9:38:04am

re: #349 Dr. Matt

Obama was raised by tranny? When did this happen?

6 speed or automatic?

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 9:38:50am

re: #374 Charles Johnson

That’s beyond any political use—might be one of your old fans in Bernie camo, or just a nutcase. Didn’t think I’d be hitting the tipjar for lefty hatemail.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 9:38:53am

re: #372 Decatur Deb

If I remember from a few days ago, the whole provision was a dumb conservative stunt to make a point. It was never supposed to pass.

Yeah, was a move by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Ca 50th) re-energize the debate against allowing women in direct combat coded MOS’
It hasn’t been going as planned…

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:39:22am

re: #384 GlutenFreeJesus

CVT. Damned commie pinko Islamists. /////////////////////

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 9:40:24am

re: #384 GlutenFreeJesus

6 speed or automatic?

Should say that to one of these nutjobs sometime. They’ll probably just stare at you like you’re stupid, but then, that’s kind of their default mode. A resting stupidface, if you will.

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 9:45:57am

re: #388 thedopefishlives

A resting stupidface, if you will.

That’s gonna be handy.

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 9:46:06am

Our little corner of the world made Maddow. Ambrosia Starling, cited herein, is a buddy of Son1.

alapolitics.com

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 9:47:11am

re: #389 wrenchwench

That’s gonna be handy.

I live to serve.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 9:48:32am
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 9:48:38am

re: #387 lawhawk

One gear to rule them all!

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sagehen  May 17, 2016 • 9:50:45am

re: #367 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Similar thing happened to Joan Rivers. Rinky dinky surgery center wasn’t equipped to handle an emergency.

And Kanye West’s mom.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 9:51:01am

re: #392 lawhawk

Trump said he barely knew this Mafia-linked figure. Under oath, the man said otherwise.

Again, this will derail the discussion to how well these guys knew each other and how that might reflect on DT personally. Meanwhile, Trump’s total lack of qualification for the Presidency will continue to go overlooked.

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Bass Reeves  May 17, 2016 • 9:51:10am

re: #362 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Agreed, and that’s why talking about Trump’s policies won’t shift the needle any. If you can both complain about inefficiency and gridlock in Washington AND vote R (or even worse vote for Trump), you do not give a rat’s ass about nuclear proliferation, because your shows are on and you need to stare down Megyn Kelly’s blouse.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 9:51:23am

re: #390 Decatur Deb

Our little corner of the world made Maddow. Ambrosia Starling, cited herein, is a buddy of Son1.

alapolitics.com

After reading the tweet Charles put up which included a reference to Hillary’s dick, it made me wonder if all Democrats are trans. Does that mean I’m trans? Am I a trans-trans-man? After seeing the name, Ambrosia Starling, I want a better name.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 9:53:06am

re: #392 lawhawk

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blueraven  May 17, 2016 • 9:56:34am

re: #330 lawhawk

More sad news for music fans:

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Just a beautiful songwriter. I spent many hours listening to and playing his songs with my back porch music friends.

Stuff That Works

Guy Clark Stuff that works

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 9:56:58am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 17, 2016 • 10:02:21am

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m somewhat surprised it’s taken this long to hit that benchmark.

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 10:06:45am

re: #401 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m somewhat surprised it’s taken this long to hit that benchmark.

That’s why they need to make more money - so they can waste it faster.

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Decatur Deb  May 17, 2016 • 10:08:17am

re: #397 Belafon

After reading the tweet Charles put up which included a reference to Hillary’s dick, it made me wonder if all Democrats are trans. Does that mean I’m trans? Am I a trans-trans-man? After seeing the name, Ambrosia Starling, I want a better name.

Just a stage name—he has a day job. hard to make a living drag-queenin’ around here.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 10:09:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 10:11:06am

re: #404 FormerDirtDart

A former Facebook trending team staffer: “It was the most toxic work experience of my life”

whaddya expect from a workplace filled with leftists?

/

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 10:11:34am

Well, I just got a notice of a problem with one of my accounts from the email address <s15k7q75ylfriizk38n635@28f7b8c.chickenpoopshard.com>. Looks legit. Imma just click on that….

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 10:12:31am

re: #406 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, I just got a notice of a problem with one of my accounts from the email address <s15k7q75ylfriizk38n635@28f7b8c.chickenpoopshard.com>. Looks legit. Imma just click on that….

Hey, you know, good clean GMail address names are hard to come by, sometimes you have to get creative.///

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withak  May 17, 2016 • 10:12:52am

re: #406 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, I just got a notice of a problem with one of my accounts from the email address <s15k7q75ylfriizk38n635@28f7b8c.chickenpoopshard.com>. Looks legit. Imma just click on that….

Inquiring minds want to know if that’s supposed to be “chicken poop shard” or “chicken poops hard”

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lizardofid  May 17, 2016 • 10:13:24am

re: #399 blueraven

Just a beautiful songwriter. I spent many hours listening to and playing his songs with my back porch music friends.

Stuff That Works

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Video

I feel ya. That’s it, time to hit the old first aid station. Later Lizards.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 10:14:31am
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withak  May 17, 2016 • 10:17:36am

re: #406 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, I just got a notice of a problem with one of my accounts from the email address <s15k7q75ylfriizk38n635@28f7b8c.chickenpoopshard.com>. Looks legit. Imma just click on that….

And that just reminded me of the old SNL skit where Steve Martin registers the last available domain name: clownpenis dot fart

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 10:18:38am

re: #411 withak

And that just reminded me of the old SNL skit where Steve Martin registers the last available domain name: clownpenis dot fart

GMTA.

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Barefoot Grin  May 17, 2016 • 10:22:59am

I wonder if gameofsharts dot com is still available.

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Dr. Matt  May 17, 2016 • 10:24:43am
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blueraven  May 17, 2016 • 10:24:54am

Ugh. We lose Guy Clark as one of the great voices of TX while this creep keeps spewing his idiotic, hateful words. Life is not fair.

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blueraven  May 17, 2016 • 10:28:26am
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Khal Wimpo (not-so-Super Tuesday's Child)  May 17, 2016 • 10:30:27am

re: #410 FormerDirtDart

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On the one hand: it would be good to hold some of the Saudis who funded the 9/11 terrorists accountable for what they did.

On the other: it’s about 16 years too late for that, and a lawsuit from families really doesn’t have the same impact as being stuffed into an orange jumpsuit and staring at the bare concrete walls in Marion, Indiana’s SuperMax prison basement for the rest of your miserable life.

The Saudi gov’t is going apeshit over this stuff. Threatening to dump their American Treasury bonds. Good luck with that one - good thinking there, guys. Put your money into the Chinese yuan, which is headed the same direction as the Weimar Deutschemark and Zimbabwe dollar.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 10:35:42am

my asshat governor, y’all…

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Shiplord Kirel  May 17, 2016 • 10:36:44am

Apparently legitimate obituary from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

NOLAND, Mary Anne Alfriend. Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68.

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 10:40:22am

re: #419 Shiplord Kirel

Apparently legitimate obituary from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

See#379

Makes it sound like suicide; ‘[she] chose’.

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ObserverArt  May 17, 2016 • 10:45:26am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart

Bada bing…

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Aww dammit! I was going to do a photoshop of Trump eating a watermelon and saying something stupid about African Americans. Shoot….my idea whizzed on by Jeb Bush.

Just haven’t had time. I have another idea…let’s see if that will last a few days. Too many people these days…it is tough getting original political humor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 10:46:40am

wut???

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 10:48:08am

re: #418 Backwoods_Sleuth

Clowns to the left, jokers to the right. And Bevin’s in his natural habitat.

I knew there was a reason I don’t like clowns.

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 10:48:45am

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because that makes it SO much better, Mr. Drumpf.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 10:49:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 10:50:36am

heh

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wrenchwench  May 17, 2016 • 10:51:48am

Another one!

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 10:52:30am
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Sir John Barron  May 17, 2016 • 10:53:08am

re: #427 wrenchwench

Another one!

My grad school even!!

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Testy Toad T  May 17, 2016 • 10:53:53am

re: #428 lawhawk

Well, Sanders’ campaign is apparently fucking broke. No kidding he’s going to get outspent.

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 10:53:57am

re: #426 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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I still remember how to navigate a card catalog.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 10:54:26am

re: #426 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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You magnificent bastard…

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 10:55:02am

re: #430 Testy Toad T

Sanders outspent Clinton in OR, but he’s now laying off staff in CA. Not the sign of someone winning. Rather the sign of the last one out shutting off the lights.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 10:56:51am

re: #426 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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And when libraries went to computer catalogs, I guess I’m the only one who noticed you had “Title” and “Author” classifications, but the all-important “Subject” simply disappeared….

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Kragar  May 17, 2016 • 10:58:02am

re: #433 lawhawk

“Bernie, we need to win CA by 60 points to stay in this!”
“OK, here is what we do. Cut the ad budget and get a brand new campaign manager in the final weeks.”
“BRILLIANT! That will be sure to beat the corrupt DNC and Shillary!”

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ObserverArt  May 17, 2016 • 11:01:20am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

typical:

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What…are they gonna melt or something?

Or are they just not voting so they can meltdown later bitching about something like ACA health insurance being taken away.

Sometimes people just don’t want to help themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:03:34am

re: #436 ObserverArt

It’s like this every time if it’s raining or snowing.
Most Kentuckians can’t be bothered, which is how we end up with eejits like Rand Paul and Matt Bevin.

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FormerDirtDart  May 17, 2016 • 11:10:12am

Larry, your Bathroom Attendant

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Stanley Sea  May 17, 2016 • 11:11:46am

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

wut???

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Just saw the ad. It’s great. Women in t-shirts with trumps face on them mouthing trumps words.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 11:11:50am

re: #437 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like this every time if it’s raining or snowing.
Most Kentuckians can’t be bothered, which is how we end up with eejits like Rand Paul and Matt Bevin.

I just cast my ballot!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 11:12:50am

I’ve hated Noam Chomsky for 50 years for his destruction of the science of Linguistics (I was probably the last person in the world to learn that he had any political opinions), so it hurts like fire to agree with him about anything:

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP is ‘the most dangerous’ threat to the species ‘in human history’

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Sir John Barron  May 17, 2016 • 11:13:07am

re: #438 FormerDirtDart

Larry, your Bathroom Attendant

“No, my bathroom bill is the best bathroom bill!”

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ObserverArt  May 17, 2016 • 11:13:12am

re: #433 lawhawk

Sanders outspent Clinton in OR, but he’s now laying off staff in CA. Not the sign of someone winning. Rather the sign of the last one out shutting off the lights.

Heard a Bernie talking head the other day say they put their best ground game guy in California after they were said to cut staff. She said it was just a rearranging of some people from early states that were better and not to worry…Bernie still thinks he can take California since it is a yoouge liberal state and they’d be all in on Bernie.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 11:14:07am

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gee. Maybe if he wasn’t going around during the presidential campaign telling anyone to go FUCK themselves, this wouldn’t be something he turns orange to red over.

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blueraven  May 17, 2016 • 11:14:27am

You have to think Bernie has some internal polls that say he will lose KY. Otherwise why was he campaigning in Puerto Rico yesterday instead of staying in KY?

PR vote is June 5.

No polling that I can find, but Benchmark Politics has Hillary winning.

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withak  May 17, 2016 • 11:14:59am

re: #441 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ve hated Noam Chomsky for 50 years for his destruction of the science of Linguistics (I was probably the last person in the world to learn that he had any political opinions), so it hurts like fire to agree with him about anything:

I would be curious to hear your opinions on this. I know him more for his political opinions; I’m certainly aware of his work in linguistics, but not of any controversy around it.

Edit: Borked blockquote, fixed it. I hope.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 17, 2016 • 11:17:46am

re: #420 wrenchwench

See#379

Makes it sound like suicide; ‘[she] chose’.

This is why I am going to insist on writing as much of my own obituary as possible, with my daughters detailed to fill in time and date information that I will not have available.

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ObserverArt  May 17, 2016 • 11:17:51am

re: #437 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s like this every time if it’s raining or snowing.
Most Kentuckians can’t be bothered, which is how we end up with eejits like Rand Paul and Matt Bevin.

Do they allow mail in ballots in KY?

Up here in Ohio I can go online to the Franklin County Board of Elections give them my driver’s license number and have a ballot mailed to me. Fill it out, sign the ID that goes with it with my drivers license # once again given and mail it off.

And the postal worker does the weather for me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 17, 2016 • 11:17:54am

re: #441 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ve hated Noam Chomsky for 50 years for his destruction of the science of Linguistics (I was probably the last person in the world to learn that he had any political opinions), so it hurts like fire to agree with him about anything:

There was a time when linguistics was right up there with rocket science as far as US defense priorities went: we needed to decipher tons of intercepted Soviet transmissions, and did not have enough qualified personnel to do so.

Training them would take years and create thousands of potential security leaks.

So the first attempts were made at computer translation at which point linguists were hired to try to break languages down into components that a computer could process.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:17:55am

re: #445 blueraven

You have to think Bernie has some internal polls that say he will lose KY. Otherwise why was he campaigning in Puerto Rico yesterday instead of staying in KY?

PR vote is June 5.

No polling that I can find, but Benchmark Politics has Hillary winning.

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That would be nice, although I won’t hold my breath for that result.
Nor will I lose any sleep over it.
Kentucky loves Bubba, however, so if Hillary does lose, it won’t be the crushing defeat that the berners are hoping for.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 11:18:42am

re: #445 blueraven

At this point, a 4 point win for Hillary is too close.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:18:50am

re: #448 ObserverArt

Do they allow mail in ballots in KY?

Up here in Ohio I can go online to the Franklin County Board of Elections give them my driver’s license number and have a ballot mailed to me. Fill it out, sign the ID that goes with it with my drivers license # once again given and mail it off.

And the postal worker does the weather for me.

the only mail-in ballots are absentee and only certain people qualify for absentee voting.

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lawhawk  May 17, 2016 • 11:19:23am

re: #438 FormerDirtDart

Jobs program for right wingers who are otherwise unemployable?

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 11:19:32am

re: #445 blueraven

You have to think Bernie has some internal polls that say he will lose KY. Otherwise why was he campaigning in Puerto Rico yesterday instead of staying in KY?

PR vote is June 5.

No polling that I can find, but Benchmark Politics has Hillary winning.

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That would be nice, though with proportional voting it doesn’t really matter whether Clinton finishes slightly ahead of Sanders or vice versa. A delegate or two one way or another has no impact on the fact that Hillary is going to be the nominee.

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Dr Lizardo  May 17, 2016 • 11:20:24am

re: #123 VegasGolfer

Has anybody watched “Look Who’s Back”?
Its about Hitler waking up in todays times.
In a scene in the movie, somebody asks Hitler what he wants, he says”I want to make Germany great again”

I thought it a pretty good movie. Its on netflix.

I saw a few weeks ago with a friend. Good film.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 17, 2016 • 11:20:47am

re: #454 Big Beautiful Door

Besides. KY is a red state and won’t vote blue in November anyway. Or something.

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ObserverArt  May 17, 2016 • 11:21:24am

re: #452 Backwoods_Sleuth

the only mail-in ballots are absentee and only certain people qualify for absentee voting.

Bummer. Must be some more of the Republicans messing about to make it as hard as possible to vote. How very American Patriot of them.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 11:21:57am

re: #455 Dr Lizardo

I saw a few weeks ago with a friend. Good film.

I saw the trailer and thought it was funny; I’ll have to watch that.

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jaunte  May 17, 2016 • 11:22:16am

Conservatives are driving themselves further from sanity by the day with this bathroom panic they’ve invented.

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Belafon  May 17, 2016 • 11:22:52am

re: #451 GlutenFreeJesus

At this point, a 4 point win for Hillary is too close.

At this point, any delegates Clinton wins help her and hurt Sanders. Win/loss isn’t important.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 11:23:05am

re: #456 GlutenFreeJesus

Besides. KY is a red state and won’t vote blue in Nivember anyway. Or something.

Correct. Bill won Kentucky twice, but that was with Ross Perot on the ballot. Gone (R) the last four elections.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 17, 2016 • 11:23:43am

re: #446 withak

He decided all languages were at bottom the same—their “deep structures” were identical. Therefore there was no point in learning any new languages, just analyzing English to death would do the job. Besides, people with powerful brains like him found learning all those words excruciatingly boring!

Structural Linguistics in America from Franz Boas on, had been describing disappearing languages and detailing the incredibly diverse ways in which they divided up the universe of experience and the extremely different ways their grammatical structure worked. After Chomsky, everyone gave all that up and began trying to figure out how his imaginary “language organ” in the brain worked.

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thedopefishlives  May 17, 2016 • 11:24:11am

re: #461 Big Beautiful Door

Correct. Bill won Kentucky twice, but that was with Ross Perot on the ballot. Gone (R) the last four elections.

And that was Bill Clinton, a very charismatic Southern boy. Not something that could be said of either Bernie or Hillary.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 17, 2016 • 11:24:41am

re: #457 ObserverArt

Bummer. Must be some more of the Republicans messing about to make it as hard as possible to vote. How very American Patriot of them.

Actually the Democrats have controlled the Kentucky House for decades, so its our own fault. I’m usually asked for a photo ID when I vote, but today I wasn’t. I don’t know if its required or not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:25:17am

re: #456 GlutenFreeJesus

Besides. KY is a red state and won’t vote blue in November anyway. Or something.

That’s because most of our Dems here are actually bluedogs/RepublicanLite.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:26:11am

re: #461 Big Beautiful Door

Correct. Bill won Kentucky twice, but that was with Ross Perot on the ballot. Gone (R) the last four elections.

Also, Bill was a good old boy. That’s works with a lot of the crowd here.

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blueraven  May 17, 2016 • 11:26:51am

re: #454 Big Beautiful Door

That would be nice, though with proportional voting it doesn’t really matter whether Clinton finishes slightly ahead of Sanders or vice versa. A delegate or two one way or another has no impact on the fact that Hillary is going to be the nominee.

True, but optics. If Bernie wins both races tonight you know the media will be all WHY CANT CLINTON CLOSE THE DEAL!!

And actually, with both races being closed primaries, she has a shot at both. A slim chance in OR, but much better in KY I would think.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 17, 2016 • 11:27:01am

re: #464 Big Beautiful Door

Actually the Democrats have controlled the Kentucky House for decades, so its our own fault. I’m usually asked for a photo ID when I vote, but today I wasn’t. I don’t know if its required or not.

Photo ID isn’t required if one of the poll workers know who you are.

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withak  May 17, 2016 • 11:32:44am

re: #462 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He decided all languages were at bottom the same—their “deep structures” were identical. Therefore there was no point in learning any new languages, just analyzing English to death would do the job. Besides, people with powerful brains like him found learning all those words excruciatingly boring!

Structural Linguistics in America from Franz Boas on, had been describing disappearing languages and detailing the incredibly diverse ways in which they divided up the universe of experience and the extremely different ways their grammatical structure worked. After Chomsky, everyone gave all that up and began trying to figure out how his imaginary “language organ” in the brain worked.

I’m just a layman, with a bit of orthogonal knowledge on linguistics from my CS studies, but that sounds incredibly stupid, even to me. Thanks.

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Eventual Carrion  May 17, 2016 • 12:08:23pm

re: #432 FormerDirtDart

You magnificent bastard…

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Unlike tRump, Dewey had significant digits.


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