Tech Note: A Graphic Display of All Installed Imagemagick Fonts

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As I’ve mentioned previously, every once in a while I manage to come up with a bit of code that doesn’t seem to exist elsewhere on the web, and if that code is useful I see it as a duty to share it with the world, as a way of saying thanks to all the coders who’ve helped me over the years by sharing similar bits.

Here’s one of those bits. While I was coding the Donald Trump Bumper Sticker Generator, I wanted to find a close match for the font used in the original graphic, and one way to do that is to look at a display of all the installed fonts. Since I was using Imagemagick to create these graphics, I needed to see which fonts were installed in a way that Imagemagick could use.

On a Linux system, when you install Imagemagick it includes some popular fonts like Avant Garde and Helvetica, but I ended up also installing a bunch of fonts I have on my office system, some of which came from an Adobe Font Folio CD I bought many eons ago. And in those fonts I eventually discovered the exact font used for the word “TRUMP” in our bumper sticker graphic: it’s “Akzidenz Grotesk.”

But I couldn’t find a script anywhere on the web that would just dump out a list of all the Imagemagick fonts, so I ended up writing one. (The screenshot at the top of this article shows a small section of the resulting web page.) And that’s the code I’m going to share today.

In order to run this PHP script you’ll need to have the Imagick extension installed; I won’t get into doing this because the installation method varies greatly depending on your server’s OS and the version of PHP you’re using. My advice is to Google “Installing Imagick for PHP” and find a method that suits your system.

The Font Display script is actually quite simple; so simple and short I haven’t included comments in this code. It’s just an HTML page with a small section of embedded PHP code to render the fonts when it’s loaded. The only really tricky part: to display the font samples I’m using an tag with a “data URI,” with the actual image data embedded directly inside the src attribute as a base 64-encoded string.

Also, because displaying all these fonts (I have a lot installed now!) can take a while, I used the set_time_limit() function to increase the amount of time to 300 seconds, so PHP doesn’t decide the script has been running too long and abort.

So without further ado… the code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Display All Installed Imagick Fonts</title>
<style type="text/css">
body {
	background: white;
	padding: 10px;
}
div {
	border-radius: 5px;
	border: 1px solid #CCC;
	padding: 0;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
	font-family: 'Lucida Grande',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif;
	font-size: large;
}
p {
	margin: 0;
	display: inline-block;
	padding: 5px;
	background: #a0a0a0;
	border-radius: 5px 0;
	color: white;
}
img {
	margin: .7em 1em 0;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<?php
set_time_limit(300);
$fonts = \Imagick::queryFonts();
$text = 'Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.';
foreach ($fonts as $font) {
	$image = new \Imagick();
	$draw = new \ImagickDraw();
	$draw->setFont($font);
	$draw->setFillColor('black');
	$draw->setFontSize(32);
	$draw->annotation(0, 32, $text);
	$image->newImage(1200, 48, 'none');
	$image->setImageFormat('png');
	$image->drawImage($draw);
	$imgData = base64_encode($image->getImageBlob());
	echo <<<FONT
<div>
{$font}
<img src="data:image/png;base64,{$imgData}">
</div>
FONT;
}
?>

</body>
</html>

Here’s a live demo of the font display script, so you can see it in all its glory. The name at the top left of each font’s display area is the name you would pass to Imagick’s setFont() call.

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298 comments

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  May 21, 2016 • 9:35:09pm
And in those fonts I eventually discovered the exact font used for the word “TRUMP” in our bumper sticker graphic: it’s “Akzidenz Grotesk.”

Wait, the font used for the Trump stickers is called, essentially, ” grotesque accident “?

Talk about serendipity…

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TedStriker  May 21, 2016 • 9:35:38pm
On a Linux system, when you install Imagemagick it includes some popular fonts like Avant Garde and Helvetica, but I ended up also installing a bunch of fonts I have on my office system, some of which came from an Adobe Font Folio CD I bought many eons ago. And in those fonts I eventually discovered the exact font used for the word “TRUMP” in our bumper sticker graphic: it’s “Akzidenz Grotesk.”

Ironic, isn’t it?

(think about it for a minute…)

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jaunte  May 21, 2016 • 9:40:07pm
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Great White Snark  May 21, 2016 • 9:46:37pm

Facebook Post

Code thing is over mah head. But this flickr feature is going well. That was a 5 meg image and it shows in the details. Few people know what a premiere Orchid propagation lab the Huntington has. So call this my Saturday Night Macro, which I think came out a little better because I have a new ring flash setup.

Flickr

The flower in the center is about 3 or 4 millimeters in size.

Lepanthes calodictyon

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2016 • 9:59:12pm

I’m always amazed at Charles’ coding skillz. Posts like this get me curious, I right click and click on View Page Source and, golly that shit might as well be in Chinese.

This whole website is built from scratch, back end and all. Most (90%?) bloggers have their back end built already (Wordpress, Blogspot, etc.) but this joint is all Charles.

I am amaze. One day I’ll take a rudimentary code course and learn some of this stuff.

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2016 • 10:06:07pm
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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  May 21, 2016 • 10:24:15pm

re: #3 jaunte

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Sam & Dave - Hold On, I’m Comin’

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2016 • 10:34:52pm
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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  May 21, 2016 • 10:42:29pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

Oh yeah? Well, just wait until Trump starts talking about all the humanitarian efforts he’s spearheaded…

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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2016 • 11:03:56pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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teleskiguy  May 21, 2016 • 11:08:20pm

Well that was interesting. Heard some rustling out on the deck, thought my dog had knocked over something. It was a damn raccoon! Pilfering some of the copious birdseed I put out. I was able to scare him off no problem. But where’s my dog? The dog that barks at everything. Why, he was cowering on the other side of the deck in the dark, far away from where the raccoon was. My loud German Shepherd is no match for a raccoon.

That’s the second time this week that damn raccoon has climbed up my deck and hung out.

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Kragar  May 21, 2016 • 11:46:52pm
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teleskiguy  May 21, 2016 • 11:50:21pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 21, 2016 • 11:53:40pm
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teleskiguy  May 21, 2016 • 11:55:36pm
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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 1:53:45am

re: #11 teleskiguy

You could put some apples out for the raccoon. I bet it’d take the apples over bird seed any day.

As for the dog… maybe you need a chihuahua? They can be pretty aggressive.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 1:57:10am
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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 2:08:03am

This is what Shaun King wanted, didn’t he? “Top Democrat”. “The Conscience of the Democratic Party”. Blech.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 22, 2016 • 2:19:40am

re: #18 Nyet

This is what Shaun King wanted, didn’t he? “Top Democrat”. “The Conscience of the Democratic Party”. Blech.

A good way to equate “corruption” with “Democratic Party” in the popular consciousness and news cycle. Now we need to uncover his role in Benghazi.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  May 22, 2016 • 2:34:12am

re: #13 teleskiguy

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My reaction as a parent would be somewhere along the lines of alarm and how adorable!

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 2:43:07am

re: #19 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

A good way to equate “corruption” with “Democratic Party” in the popular consciousness and news cycle. Now we need to uncover his role in Benghazi.

One could simply cite a few old tweets from McKesson and Elzie in which they rip him a new one.

hellobeautiful.com

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 2:43:57am

Interestingly enough, corruption is basically what he is being accused of by Deray and Netta.

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 2:45:17am
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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 2:51:29am

America, land of the marks:

Why Christian fundamentalist Ken Ham built a $100 million ark

[…]

One thing beyond doubt is Ham’s business acumen.

He might have used the Bible and the cubit measurements chronicled in it as his instruction manual for the ark — but we’re betting Noah’s original didn’t include a 1500-seat restaurant and gift shop for tourists and shuttle-buses like Ham’s version does.

“Someone said to me: ‘In America one of the biggest sins is not being good at business’. Ken Ham is not guilty of that sin,” says Pennells.

The ark has been very deliberately positioned in the middle of Kentucky, near the major interstate highway, and a 90-minute flight away for most middle Americans.

[…]

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2016 • 2:53:02am

re: #13 teleskiguy

My friend had her daughters at a zoo when she heard, “Ma’am, there’s a lemur on your baby

The nanny-staters have got warning tags for every kind of absurd eventuality, but do they have one that tells what to do when something real happens, like a lemur on your baby? Noooo.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 2:55:51am

When the following headline first scrolled by I thought it read “America’s next president could be a right-wing Eurosceptic”:

Austria’s next president could be a right-wing Eurosceptic

Well, I guess both could be true…

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2016 • 2:57:39am

re: #16 freetoken

You could put some apples out for the raccoon. I bet it’d take the apples over bird seed any day.

As for the dog… maybe you need a chihuahua? They can be pretty aggressive.

It’s a Shepherd. Ya’ got no sheep, he’s got no mission. (Same with my Great Pyr.)

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2016 • 2:58:44am

re: #26 freetoken

When the following headline first scrolled by I thought it read “America’s next president could be a right-wing Eurosceptic”:

Austria’s next president could be a right-wing Eurosceptic

Well, I guess both could be true…

First thought: “Of course there’s a Europe.”

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 3:10:03am

The news story that is not new:

Lake Mead drops to the lowest level in history

I’ll note that even though it was an El Nino winter, our precip here in the southland is still low. There was no “river in the sky” from the mid-Pacific, like a few years ago, that led to Lake Mead having a positive year over year level increase in 2010-2011.

The latest graph:

arachnoid.com

The problem here is the same one as the Ark Encounter in KY. Americans are trying to escape reality (well, all humans do.) We don’t want to face unpleasantries unless we absolutely have to.

The real-estate industry created the Las Vegas population boom. There was no acceptance that they did not provide a brand new water supply. The one time that President Obama briefly raised this issue early in his Presidency he was quieted quite quickly by our culture of instant-wealth, which sees real-estate price booms as a magic source of, well, magic.

There’s enough variation in precipitation to make any prediction of Lake Mead levels uncertain on a month-to-month basis. But the long term story remains the same as have been known for years now - Lake Mead cannot support the booming population of the desert.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  May 22, 2016 • 3:28:08am

re: #28 Decatur Deb

First thought: “Of course there’s a Europe.”

Nah, son, that’s all a plot by Big Cartography.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 3:30:19am

This will feed into the usual machinery of wingnut-hot-button exploiting outlets:

Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

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Decatur Deb  May 22, 2016 • 3:31:05am

re: #30 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

Nah, son, that’s all a plot by Big Cartography.

The best moment of West Wing:

Cartographers for Social Equality - The West Wing

(The organization mirrors a real group/issue.)

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 3:32:21am
Bigelow is also the co-author of a textbook on environmental education, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth. Asked if this resolution will cause the district to buy new textbooks, such as his book, Bigelow said Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit, not a money-maker.

Hot-button. Oh yes, definitely a hot-button.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  May 22, 2016 • 3:33:53am

re: #29 freetoken

The news story that is not new:

Lake Mead drops to the lowest level in history

Pretty sure it was lower before they built the dam…

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 3:37:17am

re: #32 Decatur Deb

I had an acquaintance years ago for whom this issue of map projections was a thing for her. Yup, really.

It’s rather simple to just use a line-of-sight view for the Earth from space today, given we all use electronic devices. So we can just eliminate any projection we want, and view the planet from space, and rotate the globe to make any part visible we want to see.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 22, 2016 • 3:48:11am

re: #35 freetoken

I had an acquaintance years ago for whom this issue of map projections was a thing for her. Yup, really.

It’s rather simple to just use a line-of-sight view for the Earth from space today, given we all use electronic devices. So we can just eliminate any projection we want, and view the planet from space, and rotate the globe to make any part visible we want to see.

It is amazing to see how many countries could be contained within the land mass of Africa.

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Single-handed sailor  May 22, 2016 • 3:49:24am

re: #35 freetoken

I had an acquaintance years ago for whom this issue of map projections was a thing for her. Yup, really.

It’s rather simple to just use a line-of-sight view for the Earth from space today, given we all use electronic devices. So we can just eliminate any projection we want, and view the planet from space, and rotate the globe to make any part visible we want to see.

You have to admit a Mercator projection of storms is kinda annoying at the poles.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 3:55:34am

Getting back to the Portland school board and climate change thing:

I think there is a growing disconnect between groups, In particular, here, between a group who see the primary goal of “education” as a means of societal change, and those who view it as a way of individual empowerment.

There is an analog here from a story on evolution a couple of days ago:

Evolution and religion: New insight into instructor attitudes in Arizona

[…]

In a first-of-its kind study, scientists from ASU School of Life Sciences have found that a majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal. In fact, a majority of study participants say their only goal is to help students understand evolution.

According to the study’s authors, this finding was surprising. The exploratory research, published in the scientific journal CBE—Life Sciences Education, looked at how instructors perceived their role in helping students accept evolution. It also looked at the extent to which professors address the perceived conflict students may have between religion and evolution.

[…]

I’m surprised the authors were surprised.

Apparently they, like others (as in, some in Portland) seem to think the goal of scientists doing science is to convince others to accept this or that bit of research.

As “left wing” as some may presume me to be, I find this idea that the goal of education, and in particular science education, is to get everyone to accept whatever has been discover - I find this to be troubling.

It is not the professors’ responsibility to convince their students to “accept” evolution.

Likewise, it is not the school teacher’s responsibility to get each student to believe this or that about climate change. Now, I’m all for getting the trash out of the textbooks, trash put there by publishers trying to bend to the atavists in Texas.

Yet even then I think education is about empowering and transferring skills. Even if a student does not want to accept human-causation in climate change, or accept evolution, the goal of the teacher is to transfer the skill, not to force the student to come to the same conclusion as the instructor.

I suppose in these cases I can sort of understand the wingnut-blowback. American wingnuttia is very fixated on the “rugged individualism” myth. To me the problem with such individualism is the scale, not its existence. To place individualism above society is, to me, just as errant to those who want to place the society above the individual.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 4:03:51am

Practices and Perspectives of College Instructors on Addressing Religious Beliefs When Teaching Evolution

Evolution is a core concept of biology, and yet many college biology students do not accept evolution because of their religious beliefs. However, we do not currently know how instructors perceive their role in helping students accept evolution or how they address the perceived conflict between religion and evolution when they teach evolution. This study explores instructor practices and beliefs related to mitigating students’ perceived conflict between religion and evolution. Interviews with 32 instructors revealed that many instructors do not believe it is their goal to help students accept evolution and that most instructors do not address the perceived conflict between religion and evolution. Instructors cited many barriers to discussing religion in the context of evolution in their classes, most notably the instructors’ own personal beliefs that religion and evolution may be incompatible. These data are exploratory and are intended to stimulate a series of questions about how we as college biology instructors teach evolution.

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 4:08:49am

This paragraph strikes me as someone trying really, really hard:

Students who understand but do not accept evolution may not apply evolutionary thinking when making public decisions related to biology, such as wildlife and disease
management, which can affect both biodiversity and global
human health. Voters who do not incorporate deep time and
the coevolution of species into their thinking may not be able
to fully appreciate the complex interconnectedness of all organisms on Earth and thus the extent to which the extinction
of one species, or the pollution of one environment, might
affect global biodiversity. Also, accepting that humans have
evolved from other animals highlights the shared cognitive
processes and basic mental capacities of all animals, such
as the capacity to feel pain and fear, which could affect voting
decisions on animal welfare (Rachels, 1990; Singer et al.,
2012). Finally, researchers in evolutionary medicine have
suggested that physicians need to account for the evolutionary
history of humans to adequately understand and treat
diseases such as obesity, heart disease, and mental illness,
some of the most prevalent ailments that affect humans today
(Nesse, 1996; Nesse et al., 2010). If instructors only focus
on student understanding of evolution and avoid addressing
student acceptance, then the desired outcomes of science
education may be diminished.

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William Lewis  May 22, 2016 • 4:10:21am

The problem is that, using the example of evolution, if a student doesn’t accept it they do not accept the scientific method. Without that at its core, science education is worthless. You can not even claim that they understand it because if they did, there would be an acceptance of the methods by which the hypothesis was made and developed into the current theory.

In the end, education must present certain things as ideas that must be accepted just as certainly as a^2+b^2=c^2

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freetoken  May 22, 2016 • 4:13:25am

re: #41 William Lewis

Cognitive dissonance is a human trait. It is quite possible for someone to take a biology class, become knowledgeable about evolution, and yet still not “accept it”.

As far as I can tell, only those who want to research or apply evolution need to “accept it”, and even then perhaps incompletely so.

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William Lewis  May 22, 2016 • 4:22:50am

This goes far beyond that to essentially saying that kids don’t need to know anything more than one plus one and how to be good little workers. That model held sway for most of the 20th century and is why we have such a mess in education. Teaching to think is much harder but it starts with real science education that doesn’t give in to fundamentalism. They cannot be said to understand something if they cannot duplicate the thought process that leads to it. This is true in all of the liberal arts as well as in the sciences.

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 4:25:37am

When talking about evolution, and those who do not agree or deny the concept, we really are not talking about failing to present adequate scientific support for evolution. We are talking about trying to convince religious people that their faith is misplaced. Not going to happen.

From Gallup:

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 22, 2016 • 4:32:31am

re: #44 Ming5000

If you believe that the Bible is to be interpreted literally, then you must reject Evolution and science in general. Along with most of history, and even logic itself, as the Bible contradicts itself.

In other words, if you’re a literalist, there’s no reasoning with you…

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 4:57:45am

The Pew Religious Landscape Study has a few nice graphically displayed data sets.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2016 • 5:52:17am

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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Well, it makes sense in a fashion why socialism has no way of dealing with racism, because the states where it has enjoyed its greatest success have been almost universally ethnically homogeneous. As we’ve seen over the decades here in the US, people have an easier time accepting socialist policies when they seem to benefit people like themselves. It’s why European nations that Bernie loves to gush over are presently experiencing turmoil over the refugee crisis, as the locals only see outsiders who are not looking to give up their identity to join the herd.

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sagehen  May 22, 2016 • 5:57:12am

re: #32 Decatur Deb

The best moment of West Wing:

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(The organization mirrors a real group/issue.)

If you watch “The Nightly Show”, Larry Wilmore uses that map.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2016 • 6:00:29am

re: #18 Nyet

This is what Shaun King wanted, didn’t he? “Top Democrat”. “The Conscience of the Democratic Party”. Blech.

The Conscience? Shaun wanted Bernie to come in and upset the apple cart and take over, even though he had little support from within the DNC to start. Bernie’s actions since have not endeared himself to the DNC, and it’s only made “reform” or shifting the balance of the party even hard.

As for King’s claims that the DNC is dropping Obama’s rules regarding campaign funding, what exactly do you expect when Citizen’s United allows a free-for-all in funding opportunities for the GOP. If the DNC doesn’t follow suit, it ends up at a tremendous disadvantage in the long run - and you can’t run a political party without funding.

The only way to truly solve the funding problem is to overturn CU, and that’s not happening overnight, or even anytime soon.

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 6:02:20am

re: #47 Targetpractice

Well, it makes sense in a fashion why socialism has no way of dealing with racism, because the states where it has enjoyed its greatest success have been almost universally ethnically homogeneous.

I take it you mean Western Europe. E.g. USSR was multiethnic, and the Soviet form of socialism turned out to be pretty racist in practice (esp. during Stalin’s time). (Then again, the Soviet socialism cannot be said to have enjoyed great success, which is why I assume you mean WE.)

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2016 • 6:03:36am

re: #50 Nyet

I take it you mean Western Europe. E.g. USSR was multiethnic, and the Soviet form of socialism turned out to be pretty racist in practice (esp. during Stalin’s time). (Then again, the Soviet socialism cannot be said to have enjoyed great success, which is why I assume you mean WE.)

Well I admit, I did mean Western Europe, though I thought that was sort of implied since American socialists seem to do nothing but gush over it, when they’re not making excuses for why socialism in Eastern Europe wasn’t “done right.”

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lawhawk  May 22, 2016 • 6:12:18am

re: #29 freetoken

There were also assumptions made about how much water the Colorado River could deliver, and it turned out that they were based on the wettest 10 year period in the past couple hundred years, not the driest, so when you got into a dry spell, things go south quickly.

The population shift to the desert Southwest doesn’t help. Vegas is building a new intake at Lake Mead because the water levels have dropped so much, and they might have to build another one even lower, because there’s a possibility that the water levels may continue dropping.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 6:25:02am

Mornin’ gang.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2016 • 6:25:35am

re: #49 lawhawk

The Conscience? Shaun wanted Bernie to come in and upset the apple cart and take over, even though he had little support from within the DNC to start. Bernie’s actions since have not endeared himself to the DNC, and it’s only made “reform” or shifting the balance of the party even hard.

As for King’s claims that the DNC is dropping Obama’s rules regarding campaign funding, what exactly do you expect when Citizen’s United allows a free-for-all in funding opportunities for the GOP. If the DNC doesn’t follow suit, it ends up at a tremendous disadvantage in the long run - and you can’t run a political party without funding.

The only way to truly solve the funding problem is to overturn CU, and that’s not happening overnight, or even anytime soon.

The last month has been an excellent demonstration of why running a “pure” candidacy in the CU era is fighting with one hand behind your back. Bernie spent months boasting about how much money he was raking in from small donors, using it as a way to attack Hillary by suggesting that she was only being kept afloat by dirty money. But the moment doubt began to set in that he could win, his fundraising fell off a cliff. When you think that candidate is hot stuff and is on his way to the top, $27 doesn’t seem like a lot. But when he’s crashing and burning, $27 is groceries or a tank of gas or a refill on your prescription meds. The burn rate to run against the DNC alone was unsustainable for such a campaign, the rate he’d have to burn just to stay ahead of the GOP and SuperPACs would have bankrupted him before August.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 6:35:35am

Updated my 53…I don’t really think she’d pick Cuban so there’s no sense in getting riled up about her saying he was worth considering.

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jeffreyw  May 22, 2016 • 6:45:22am

Flickr

Good morning!

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 22, 2016 • 6:45:28am

re: #39 freetoken

I liked how my 9th grade biology teacher put it. “You’re going to learn about the science of evolution, some may not want to believe it, but that’s what you’re going to learn…the science. Whatever you hear on sunday is not what we will discuss here”.

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sagehen  May 22, 2016 • 6:49:06am

re: #55 darthstar

Updated my 53…I don’t really think she’d pick Cuban so there’s no sense in getting riled up about her saying he was worth considering.

Of course she won’t. If she goes to Texas for her running mate, it’ll be Julian Castro (former Mayor of San Antonio, current HUD Secretary, has a twin brother in Congress).

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:13:41am
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:32:34am

All the skewing and unskewing of the latest polls going on in the twittersphere made me think of this:

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD

By Wallace Stevens

1
Among twenty snowy mountains
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird
2
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.
3
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.
4
A man and a woman
Are one.
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Are one.
5
I do not know which to prefer
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes.
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.
6
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.
7
O thin men of Haddam,
Why to do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
of the women about you?
8
I know noble accents
And lucid, inescapable rhythms;
But I know, too,
That the blackbird is involved
In what I know.
9
When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles.
10
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light,
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.
11
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.
12
The river is moving.
The blackbird must be flying.
13
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.
1923

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 7:34:32am
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:35:46am

Bend over, America…

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Big Beautiful Door  May 22, 2016 • 7:38:41am

re: #61 The Vicious Babushka

BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID.

I know that the notion that 46% of Americans would actually say they would vote for Trump is disturbing, but this poll is nothing to worry about. The Republicans are rallying around their nominee, as we knew they would. The Democrats still have a race going on, so people who will eventually come around but like Bernie right now aren’t in Clinton’s column yet. That is all this poll shows.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 22, 2016 • 7:39:48am

re: #63 Big Beautiful Door

I would also be curious about the Crosstabs.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 7:41:33am

The mortar’s code name: “Big Donald”. It’s shells are huuuge, its very loud, and not very accurate, but it packs a massive punch.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 7:42:31am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 7:43:56am

Whole lotta ratfucking going on

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 7:45:15am

re: #25 Decatur Deb

The nanny-staters have got warning tags for every kind of absurd eventuality, but do they have one that tells what to do when something real happens, like a lemur on your baby? Noooo.

It’s a good thing that zoo didn’t have dingoes.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 7:45:21am

re: #65 Dark_Falcon

On a serious note, the deployment of the 240mm mortar usually means that force using it has run into a heavily fortified enemy position (or a series of such positions). The big mortar’s purpose is to pound such positions to rubble. Used in an urban setting, as it was in Grozny, it generates major collateral damage.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 7:47:12am

re: #34 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

Pretty sure it was lower before they built the dam…

But I don’t think a Lake Mead was there to measure the level of *until* they built the dam.

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 7:48:13am

re: #63 Big Beautiful Door

I know that the notion that 46% of Americans would actually say they would vote for Trump is disturbing, but this poll is nothing to worry about. The Republicans are rallying around their nominee, as we knew they would. The Democrats still have a race going on, so people who will eventually come around but like Bernie right now aren’t in Clinton’s column yet. That is all this poll shows.

I’ll start to really consider the polling right after Cleveland and Philadelphia. August polls, yeah, let me know when they are out.

I know the TV talking political pundits will be disappointed in me, but they are just going to have to get over it.

I will be doing some Photoshops™ in the meantime to keep my sanity…which is under constant attack by those very same TV talking political pundits.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:48:51am

re: #69 Dark_Falcon

On a serious note, the deployment of the 240mm mortar usually means that force using it has run into a heavily fortified enemy position (or a series of such positions). The big mortar’s purpose is to pound such positions to rubble. Used in an urban setting, as it was in Grozny, it generates major collateral damage.

You mean it kills a lot of people.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 7:53:45am

re: #72 darthstar

You mean it kills a lot of people.

Yes. But I didn’t want to say that as it might have been misconstrued as my gloating over the likely deaths of said people.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 7:55:58am

re: #72 darthstar

You mean it kills a lot of people.

Women, children, and cats, dogs, sparrows, turtles, deer, wolves, elderly, etc…

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:56:21am

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Yes. But I didn’t want to say that as it might have been misconstrued as my gloating over the likely deaths of said people.

Gloating over ‘collateral damage’ isn’t any different.

I’m okay with you enjoying gun porn and war porn in your own space - I just don’t like seeing it.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 7:56:54am

re: #74 Eventual Carrion

Women, children, and cats, dogs, sparrows, turtles, deer, wolves, elderly, etc…

collateral

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EmmaAnne  May 22, 2016 • 7:57:15am

re: #46 Ming5000

The Pew Religious Landscape Study has a few nice graphically displayed data sets.

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Buddhists represent!

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2016 • 8:00:54am

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Yes. But I didn’t want to say that as it might have been misconstrued as my gloating over the likely deaths of said people.

Is this really how you spend your Sunday morning?

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 8:03:00am

re: #75 darthstar

Gloating over ‘collateral damage’ isn’t any different.

I’m okay with you enjoying gun porn and war porn in your own space - I just don’t like seeing it.

I’m not gloating. I thought the 240mm mortar was good for a Trump joke, but I didn’t want to be cavalier about what its deployment is likely to mean so I put in a separate note about that.

As far as there was an ‘pornographic’ aspect to it, that is inherent in making that sort of large-caliber artillery joke.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 8:04:21am

re: #78 stpaulbear

Is this really how you spend your Sunday morning?

Hanging around with you, you mean? [smiles]

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EmmaAnne  May 22, 2016 • 8:05:49am

re: #71 ObserverArt

I will be doing some Photoshops™ in the meantime to keep my sanity…which is under constant attack by those very same TV talking political pundits.

Do you take requests? Because I’m going to need a Hillary “Chill the fuck out. I’ve got this.” going forward.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 8:08:14am

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

You need to work on your delivery.

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 8:17:48am

re: #82 darthstar

You need to work on your delivery.

Nah. He needs to work on who he is going to be voting for come November.

Right Dark? How is that coming along?

: )

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 8:20:42am

re: #4 Great White Snark

Now this is kinda unexpected. The code that deals with Flickr seems to look at the whole photostream. I had thought from grabbing a link inside an album it would limit to the pics in that album. So If you click all the way left on the lower image you will see two shots I took from the back side of a waterfall in such a way as to freeze the motion.

Wondering if there is a way to lock down which images show in a post here.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 8:21:52am

re: #79 Dark_Falcon

I’m not gloating. I thought the 240mm mortar was good for a Trump joke, but I didn’t want to be cavalier about what its deployment is likely to mean so I put in a separate note about that.

As far as there was an ‘pornographic’ aspect to it, that is inherent in making that sort of large-caliber artillery joke.

And in reading _The Day of Battle_* I am in the middle of the various attacks on Monte Cassino. There’s an example of collateral damage for you. Deliberate in that case unfortunately.

* - Second of three books by Rick Atkinson on the US Army in the European Theater during World War 2. This volume covers the invasion of Sicily and then Italy in 1943-44. If you have never heard of Monte Cassino before here’s a Wiki link to the battle itself: en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 8:23:02am

Another interesting tidbit is at the end of the article:

As he concluded the interview, Tapper noted that Sanders’ supporters had accused Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of favoring Clinton.

“Let me also say this,” Sanders remarked. “In all due respect to the current chairperson, if elected president, she would not be reappointed to be chair of the DNC.

Apparently Bernie doesn’t know that the position is not appointed.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 8:26:50am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Another interesting tidbit is at the end of the article:
As he concluded the interview, Tapper noted that Sanders’ supporters had accused Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz of favoring Clinton.

“Let me also say this,” Sanders remarked. “In all due respect to the current chairperson, if elected president, she would not be reappointed to be chair of the DNC.

Apparently Bernie doesn’t know that the position is not appointed.

I am wondering if the Sanders campaign in this cycle is making the Democratic Party leadership think that they made their process so open its brain fell out. And given that the superdelegates *are* essentially the Democratic Party leadership I do not think they are going away anytime soon. Especially since they essentially represent those that did the “smoky room” nomination process that was in place prior to the popular vote primary system.

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 8:28:20am

re: #83 ObserverArt

Nah. He needs to work on who he is going to be voting for come November.

Right Dark? How is that coming along?

: )

A hot button every election-Not voting the presidential. But if I talk a guy down and he agrees to not vote Trump that’s a win. Not a half a win a whole one as in one whole vote not going to him. ‘Cause that may well have been a guy that was not voting HRC no matter what.

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 8:29:25am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 8:30:41am

Time to go fix breakfast.

And a link to a DK page with some wildlife photos: Warblers

(Some of these photos I have put here in comments previously. But I will espouse the Daily Bucket as a nice DK group for wildlife and nature stuff. It’s my go-to non-political thing to read at work since LGF is blocked there.)

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lawhawk  May 22, 2016 • 8:31:45am
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lawhawk  May 22, 2016 • 8:33:50am
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 8:34:49am

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Another interesting tidbit is at the end of the article:

Apparently Bernie doesn’t know that the position is not appointed.

Well, if Hillary wins, DWS will be in her cabinet, so the DNC gets a new chair either way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 8:37:40am

re: #93 darthstar

Well, if Hillary wins, DWS will be in her cabinet, so the DNC gets a new chair either way.

The new chair won’t be “appointed” in either event.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 8:43:08am

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

The new chair won’t be “appointed” in either event.

No it won’t, and fuck that guy for not knowing better…and his supporters. Myself included.

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 8:43:33am

re: #91 lawhawk

Just yesterday I was at a meeting in a room full of gun owning hunters and target shooters. During social hour Trump was a topic that nobody wanted to touch. Many wanted to talk trash on HRC and did. I did not hear a single voice stepping up for Trump. There are pro 2nd A guys very unhappy with Trump claiming HRC will repeal the 2nd. Only he can save its very existence. It’s not a room of the young. Everyone there saw the number of guns confiscated by Obama. Saw the Hollywood actors conservative club dissolve over this guy. They see names they liked and trusted in the past like Bush, Baker and others distancing themselves from Trump. Example after example in the political news.

edit *Well that image did not work as intended*

The only nice things said about the current GOP leader in a room full of gun guys and ladies were in contrast to how awful HRC would be. That should be ringing loud alarm bells at GOP HQ, and so I don’t get the idea this is or will be a close race anywhere but in clickbait major media. Nobody is really behind this guy on his own merits.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 8:45:43am

Here’s something from a war area on the lighter side, being from the HQ of a pro-Russia battalion in Eastern Ukraine:

Regardless of what rank you hold, when the cat is around you’re a staff officer. On the other hand, cats do provide good security for the documents they sleep on.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2016 • 8:47:36am

re: #96 Great White Snark

Trump claims Hillary will confiscate and come for your guns. All while Trump continues to operate his properties as gun-free zones. Curious how that works.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 8:53:39am

re: #98 lawhawk

Trump claims Hillary will confiscate and come for your guns. All while Trump continues to operate his properties as gun-free zones. Curious how that works.

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If you’re looking for consistency between his words and actions you’re going to be repeatedly disappointed. Can you imagine what going ‘gun friendly’ would do to bookings at a high end resort?

And Trump knows that this election is all about how well you pander to single issue voters. Lock up the gun nuts, racists, homophobes and jesus freaks first, then swing to the center in August to get the people with high school diplomas and those who are “undecided” because they’re just too lazy to pay attention to politics as their lives have been so good under Obama.

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 8:57:55am

re: #93 darthstar

Well, if Hillary wins, DWS will be in her cabinet, so the DNC gets a new chair either way.

I know the popular thinking is Debbie Wasserman Schultz is all in on Clinton and fudging procedures, etc. to favor Clinton. But do we know if Clinton likes her so much as to put her in a cabinet position?

I think sometimes the hatred for Debbie Wasserman Schultz is more than the reality of her situation. Maybe Debbie Wasserman Schultz thought all along Hillary was the best choice and a rather obvious one at that…and so she went to work to make that happen.

I think many at first saw Bernie as a weak candidate brought into the primaries as someone for Hillary to run against. Someone that had some economic ideas but not really a threat overall.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz wasn’t the only one. Many so-called experts thought the same.

But Bernie done good…his message resonated and the dynamics all changed.

Is that Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ fault? Should she have changed course and done more for Bernie or does she and many in the party still see Clinton as the best bet? And all that sticking with Hillary did was piss off Bernie…a reaction I don’t think anyone thought would happen up until maybe a month and a half ago.

Summation: Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a very easy target. But she isn’t everyone in the DNC. She doesn’t operate a fiefdom.

And no…I am not a huge fan of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But I am also not her biggest critic. It seems to be a thankless job no matter what you do.

Look at the Republicans. Ol’ Reince Priebus doesn’t seem to have any control whatsoever. Does being a party chairman give you any control…and can a party like the Democrats ever be controlled anyway? (Thinking on the old herding cats image of controlling Democrats)

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 9:02:12am

re: #100 ObserverArt

To be fair, part of the reason online trolls fling so much poo at Wasserman Schultz is because she’s a woman in a position of power. That automatically makes her hated by certain can’t-get-a-date Bernie Bros, to say nothing of her occasional targeting by the Rage Furby.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  May 22, 2016 • 9:04:04am

re: #38 freetoken

Apparently they, like others (as in, some in Portland) seem to think the goal of scientists doing science is to convince others to accept this or that bit of research.

As “left wing” as some may presume me to be, I find this idea that the goal of education, and in particular science education, is to get everyone to accept whatever has been discover - I find this to be troubling.

Vehemently disagree. Evolution is a fact. It is about as firmly established as the theory of gravity, and instructors (like me!) have a responsibility to pass that along to students. Students do need to know that facts are NOT affected by right wing religious propaganda, social coercion, or deliberate obfuscation of what the word ‘theory’ means in scientific parlance. That does not mean you have to be a jerk in your presentation, but you do need to be firm that whatever individual beliefs are these are still scientific facts.

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 9:06:27am

re: #98 lawhawk

Trump claims Hillary will confiscate and come for your guns. All while Trump continues to operate his properties as gun-free zones. Curious how that works.

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Usually this might be thought of as splitting hairs. But the enemy there is ILA of NRA/ILA. I recently saw a rundown of NRA training and safety efforts. 95,000+ Instructors, coaches, range safety by way of architecture and design for ranges. It’s as good as ILA is bad. Big damn job but some turnover from LaPierre on down into the BOD might be a very good thing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 9:13:58am

I wish the democratic leadership had a way to shut Bernie down immediately.

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Great White Snark  May 22, 2016 • 9:14:32am

re: #102 Aunty Entity Dragon

Freetoken is not logged in at the moment. But from reading his posts over time I suspect he was talking newer discoveries being given too much weight too soon. Like maybe we have good evidence for people here well prior to the Clovis people. Of course the steady state universe was once popular and fell to expanding.

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 9:17:53am

re: #87 Feline Fearless Leader

I am wondering if the Sanders campaign in this cycle is making the Democratic Party leadership think that they made their process so open its brain fell out. And given that the superdelegates *are* essentially the Democratic Party leadership I do not think they are going away anytime soon. Especially since they essentially represent those that did the “smoky room” nomination process that was in place prior to the popular vote primary system.

I am pretty sure the GOP wished that they had something like the Democratic Party’s unpledged delegate system.
To me, this cycle helped confirm that the core party should have a significant say on who the party’s nominee is.
It is apparent (again) that a large number of Americans can stampede to dangerous, short term, populist candidates.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 9:18:25am

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

I wish the democratic leadership had a way to shut Bernie down immediately.

You wouldn’t like how that would end: The Berniacs would shriek in rage and disgust and most would then not show up in November. Simply “shutting Bernie down” at this point would be a gift to Donald Trump, who would immediately use it to castigate the Democrats as tyrannical.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 9:19:01am

I know they are first results but still…ugh.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 9:19:55am

re: #95 darthstar

No it won’t, and fuck that guy for not knowing better…and his supporters. Myself included.

Wow, sensitive much? Yes, of course Bernie should know better FFS. But let us not point out any flaws of the sainted one.

*eyeroll*

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 9:19:57am

re: #92 lawhawk

and… BATTLESHIPS!

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Big Beautiful Door  May 22, 2016 • 9:20:17am

re: #107 Dark_Falcon

You wouldn’t like how that would end: The Berniacs would shriek in rage and disgust and most would then not show up in November. Simply “shutting Bernie down” at this point would be a gift to Donald Trump, who would immediately use it to castigate the Democrats as tyrannical.

Correct. It would have been nice if, like Cruz, Sanders had shut it down as soon as it was clearly over. But he hasn’t, so we will just have to be patient a few more weeks. It will work out ok, it did in 2008.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 22, 2016 • 9:21:11am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

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I know they are first results but still…ugh.

I might be wrong, but aren’t Austrian Presidents essentially figureheads without any actual power?

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 9:21:37am

re: #107 Dark_Falcon

The BernieBots are already shrieking in rage and disgust. Not sure they could get more vociferous and deranged.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 9:22:25am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

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I know they are first results but still…ugh.

I thought that was Dan Quayle for a second.

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 9:29:22am

re: #113 SoundGuy 2016

The BernieBots are already shrieking in rage and disgust. Not sure they could get more vociferous and deranged.

BP, people can always get worse.

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 9:29:26am

re: #109 blueraven

Wow, sensitive much? Yes, of course Bernie should know better FFS. But let us not point out any flaws of the sainted one.

*eyeroll*

Wait, I lost track of the snark/cynical/ironic twists in this tail.

:-)

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 9:32:57am

re: #102 Aunty Entity Dragon

Vehemently disagree. Evolution is a fact. It is about as firmly established as the theory of gravity, and instructors (like me!) have a responsibility to pass that along to students. Students do need to know that facts are NOT affected by right wing religious propaganda, social coercion, or deliberate obfuscation of what the word ‘theory’ means in scientific parlance. That does not mean you have to be a jerk in your presentation, but you do need to be firm that whatever individual beliefs are these are still scientific facts.

My brother’s approach (he is a geology professor) is to state that the material is the scientific consensus following the applicable scientific principles and that the tests are based on the material and not the professor’s or students’ personal beliefs**. This is for the entry-level and non-major classes he teaches. I don’t think he has had geology majors making stinks about “evolution being wrong”, just people in the intro-level classes.
And evolution is pretty key to geology since “deep time” runs plate tectonics and a lot of the basics in geology as well. And being a paleontologist the whole fossil thing is pretty important to him as well.

** - People doing so on exams, papers, etc. get put down pretty hard. And he has predicted exactly who will be a problem a few weeks into any semester. There seems to be a common behavior set that comes out as certain personalities get challenged on their belief system and not coddled regarding it.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 9:33:23am

As much as I do wish she had clinched earlier, I do love the idea of Clinton clinching in a state like California that is both open primary and diverse.

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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2016 • 9:34:32am

re: #113 SoundGuy 2016

The BernieBots are already shrieking in rage and disgust. Not sure they could get more vociferous and deranged.

Wait until Clinton wins California by a significant margin.

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 9:35:30am

re: #118 HappyWarrior

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Dark_Falcon  May 22, 2016 • 9:35:37am

re: #112 Big Beautiful Door

I might be wrong, but aren’t Austrian Presidents essentially figureheads without any actual power?

In theory. But the position could be used as a megaphone and it does have the power to dismiss the parliament. Norbert Hofer would like do just that while his Green opponent has said he would never swear in a Freedom Party PM. According to the BBC the run-off is too close to call right now.

In other Austrian news, a nut with a rifle opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers. He shot 13 people, two fatally, then killed himself.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 9:35:43am

re: #119 Feline Fearless Leader

Wait until Clinton wins California by a significant margin.

Hillary cheated….again!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 9:37:01am

re: #117 Feline Fearless Leader

Maybe he’ll be the basis for “God’s Not Dead 3”

/

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 9:37:47am

re: #119 Feline Fearless Leader

Wait until Clinton wins California by a significant margin.

The trashing of Boxer by the BBs really pisses me off. She’s not or has ever been my senator but the turning on her because she had the gall to support Clinton over St. Bernard is just obnoxious shit. I’ve seen a lot of legitimate progressive icons like her, Lewis, Frank, Huerta, and others made out to be bad people because they don’t support Bernie. Couldn’t help but to notice that each of those individuals is part of an under-represented group in American politics that Bernie’s campaign has ignored in favor of this delusion that the white working class will return to the Democratic Party.if he’s the nominee.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 9:39:28am

re: #121 Dark_Falcon

Clearly we need to send Arnold Scwarzenegger back to Austria to fix a mess.

//

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 9:39:33am

On a side note, I watched Deadpool the other night. I went in with modest expectations but was blown away at how good it was. This was by far my favorite Marvel and DC Comics movie. Ryan Reynolds, who usually plays the same character for every movie, really pulled it off. Mad props to him. I give it 5 stars out of 4.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 9:45:20am

re: #125 Eclectic Cyborg

Clearly we need to send Arnold Scwarzenegger back to Austria to fix a mess.

//

I’m old enough to remember when there was actually rumblings about repealing the birth requirement so the GOP could nominate Arnold. No way Arnold makes it even out of a relatively sane GOP electorate though even with his name recon.

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 9:45:55am

Hmm… If you need a hehehe
Just watch the 1st minute. hahahah

Sovereign Citizens Getting Owned Compilation

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 9:46:13am

re: #85 Feline Fearless Leader

Oh, yeah. I know about Monte Cassino. One of the great tragedies of the war in my opinion.

I’m glad much of the art in the place was removed before the battle. Very sad that ancient abbey was reduced to gravel.

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Jenner7  May 22, 2016 • 9:46:39am

So, I heard Bernie said Americans see Hillary as “the lesser of two evils…”

That’s the narrative the media want you to believe and for someone who rails against said media, Bernie, I find it laughable you’d parrot it.

He’s only hurting himself. The Clinton campaign could put all kinds of hurt on Bernie right now, but they are smart and are being gracious. Maybe Bernie should do the same.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 9:47:54am

re: #127 HappyWarrior

I’m old enough to remember when there was actually rumblings about repealing the birth requirement so the GOP could nominate Arnold. No way Arnold makes it even out of a relatively sane GOP electorate though even with his name recon.

I remember that as well. Arnie is a far left liberal compared to today’s GOP.

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2016 • 9:48:26am
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KerFuFFler  May 22, 2016 • 9:48:41am

re: #11 teleskiguy

That’s the second time this week that damn raccoon has climbed up my deck and hung out.

Could be worse——-could be a skunk!

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 9:49:11am

re: #131 Dr. Matt

I remember that as well. Arnie is a far left liberal compared to today’s GOP.

Yep.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 9:51:59am

re: #128 Ming5000

Hmm… If you need a hehehe
Just watch the 1st minute. hahahah

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Video

I DO NOT CONSENT TO YOU ARRESTING ME!!!

lol

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 22, 2016 • 9:52:34am

re: #100 ObserverArt

DWS is also an easy target because she has gone against Obama on quite a number of things.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 9:55:29am

re: #126 Dr. Matt

Got me from the credits and kept right on going.

“Superhero landing! They’re tough on the knees.”

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No Depression  May 22, 2016 • 9:55:48am

re: #128 Ming5000

“CA-CALL THE PO-LICE!!!!!”

“Sir, we are the police.”

LMAO

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A Cranky One  May 22, 2016 • 9:55:52am

re: #13 teleskiguy

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Donald Trump, the early years….

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 9:58:38am

re: #138 No Depression

“CA-CALL THE PO-LICE!!!!!”

“Sir, we are the police.”

LMAO

YOU’RE IMPEDING MY FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT!

lolwut?

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 9:59:36am

re: #139 A Cranky One

Donald Trump, the early years….

Yeah, that lemur has really let itself go over the years.

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Jenner7  May 22, 2016 • 10:18:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 10:27:57am
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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 10:29:56am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh dear that does not sound good. Let’s hope it is resolved soon and peacefully.

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Skip Intro  May 22, 2016 • 10:30:56am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seems like every other day now.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 10:36:24am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not again.

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Jenner7  May 22, 2016 • 10:43:20am
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 10:43:57am

re: #100 ObserverArt

I know the popular thinking is Debbie Wasserman Schultz is all in on Clinton and fudging procedures, etc. to favor Clinton. But do we know if Clinton likes her so much as to put her in a cabinet position?

I suspect you have a point here. DWS is an easy target largely because she comes across as a mean girl from all those sorority films (not the good ones where they get naked together in the hot tub and fuck like bunnies).

After I wrote that I thought about what cabinet position Hillary could give her…and honestly she’s far too valuable as a deal maker and party player to be used like that.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 10:45:58am

So I ordered AAA to tow my MIL’s car online. They asked for a landmark. I said “Princeton Harbor” - seems obvious. They called and asked for a better landmark. I’m all, that big body of water across the street isn’t obvious enough?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 22, 2016 • 10:46:26am

re: #148 darthstar

Also, again, she has really not been a good loyal Democrat either.

I support Clinton to the hilt, but DWS needs to go, in favour of someone more competent and less back-bitey.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 10:48:15am

I’m just here to see if any more chairs have been thrown of if Boxer gave the finger to any other miscreants.

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2016 • 10:49:10am

re: #11 teleskiguy

That’s the second time this week that damn raccoon has climbed up my deck and hung out.

The name has been re-categorized. Henceforth racoons will be known as “Trash Panda’s”

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 22, 2016 • 10:49:10am

re: #149 darthstar

It looks like Princeton Harbor is across the street from a couple thousand places. Maybe you could have given them a smaller landmark.

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Semper Fi  May 22, 2016 • 10:49:24am

Any possibility of Trump turning to photographers and displaying his little curly thumbs before entering Air Force 1 is a complete nightmare.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2016 • 10:52:25am

re: #128 Ming5000

“Just do as the cops say!” - every RWNJ re: unarmed black kids being killed by cops.

But these people had their rights violated!

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 10:55:31am

I got dragged to the mall yesterday…noticed something interesting.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 10:56:10am

re: #156 darthstar

lol

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 10:56:50am

re: #153 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

It looks like Princeton Harbor is across the street from a couple thousand places. Maybe you could have given them a smaller landmark.

I had also given cross streets.

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Belafon  May 22, 2016 • 11:02:27am

re: #126 Dr. Matt

On a side note, I watched Deadpool the other night. I went in with modest expectations but was blown away at how good it was. This was by far my favorite Marvel and DC Comics movie. Ryan Reynolds, who usually plays the same character for every movie, really pulled it off. Mad props to him. I give it 5 stars out of 4.

The mention in the honest trailer that the only superhero movie that has done better at the box office was the first Avengers movie. It’s beaten every other movie.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 11:03:42am

So they are just big lovable cats after all…

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2016 • 11:04:03am
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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 11:04:17am
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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 11:05:08am

re: #147 Jenner7

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The Japanese are at it again with the balloon warfare.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 11:05:10am

re: #160 darthstar

So they are just big lovable cats after all…

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Fuck…they killed two of the cats. Should have let him die. Asshole. Note to self - read story before sharing. Pics make him look like he’s not hurt.

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Lidane  May 22, 2016 • 11:06:47am

!!!

Sorry if this is a repeat, but I just saw this today.

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Tigger2  May 22, 2016 • 11:07:45am

re: #96 Great White Snark

Just yesterday I was at a meeting in a room full of gun owning hunters and target shooters. During social hour Trump was a topic that nobody wanted to touch. Many wanted to talk trash on HRC and did. I did not hear a single voice stepping up for Trump. There are pro 2nd A guys very unhappy with Trump claiming HRC will repeal the 2nd. Only he can save its very existence. It’s not a room of the young. Everyone there saw the number of guns confiscated by Obama. Saw the Hollywood actors conservative club dissolve over this guy. They see names they liked and trusted in the past like Bush, Baker and others distancing themselves from Trump. Example after example in the political news.

edit *Well that image did not work as intended*

The only nice things said about the current GOP leader in a room full of gun guys and ladies were in contrast to how awful HRC would be. That should be ringing loud alarm bells at GOP HQ, and so I don’t get the idea this is or will be a close race anywhere but in clickbait major media. Nobody is really behind this guy on his own merits.

I think there will be a lot of secret Hillary voting going on.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 11:08:00am

Afternoon Lizardim.

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Lidane  May 22, 2016 • 11:09:26am

re: #166 Tigger2

I think there will be a lot of secret Hillary voting going on.

Agreed. For many Republicans it will be the Edwin Edwards scenario — better the person you know and hate than the unknown, unacceptable alternative.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 11:17:22am
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Tigger2  May 22, 2016 • 11:18:49am

re: #168 Lidane

Agreed. For many Republicans it will be the Edwin Edwards scenario — better the person you know and hate than the unknown, unacceptable alternative.

If you are a Republican with the way they are now you can’t just come out and say you are voting for Hillary you would be stood up against a wall and shot for treason . // haha

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 11:19:49am
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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 11:26:37am

re: #75 darthstar

Gloating over ‘collateral damage’ isn’t any different.

I’m okay with you enjoying gun porn and war porn in your own space - I just don’t like seeing it.

I feel the same way about your latests glib nihilistic dead-ender attacks on Clinton. Because you’re kind of doing the same thing politically, gloating over the collateral damage your candidate is inflicting and the risk he is subjecting vulnerable populations to by playing into Trump’s hand.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 11:26:52am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Free Dictionary uses both spellings. thefreedictionary.com

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bratwurst  May 22, 2016 • 11:26:57am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 11:28:00am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

…spell check isn’t that hard to use…

I mean, if it were one, everyone has typos from time to time, but there’s a pattern here.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 11:30:19am

re: #175 klys (maker of Silmarils)

…spell check isn’t that hard to use…

I mean, if it were one, everyone has typos from time to time, but there’s a pattern here.

Believe it or not, I’ve typed both into various word processing/text editing software, and I don’t always get a spelling error on “judgement”. Chrome, for example, does not.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 11:30:34am

re: #156 darthstar

I got dragged to the mall yesterday…noticed something interesting.

I visited a Microsoft store two weeks ago. I give them props, it was much more enjoyable than the Apple store. Lots of things to play with (Xbox, virtual reality games, laptops with lots of software, etc) AND they have friggn signs on every piece of hardware. Walk into an apple store and try to find the iPhone SE…..there are no signs and everything looks the same.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 11:32:09am

re: #177 Dr. Matt

I visited a Microsoft store two weeks ago. I give them props, it was much more enjoyable than the Apple store. Lots of things to play with (Xbox, virtual reality games, laptops with lots of software, etc) AND they have friggn signs on every piece of hardware. Walk into an apple store and try to find the iPhone SE…..there are no signs and everything looks the same.

They’re not really a new thing. My laptop was bought at one, which made getting an exchange when the wifi wasn’t working properly really easy. Brought it in, talked with them about the problem, walked out with a new one that day. (It was a new machine, so I had no need to transfer stuff.)

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 11:32:54am

re: #177 Dr. Matt

Do not hate me. I have the SE. It is the same size of the 5/5s. I love mine.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 11:32:58am

re: #176 thedopefishlives

Believe it or not, I’ve typed both into various word processing/text editing software, and I don’t always get a spelling error on “judgement”. Chrome, for example, does not.

Yeah, but again: not the first time he’s had some pretty awful mispellings/typos.

It’s too early to actually point to any of them, but I know they exist and have been documented.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 11:34:25am

re: #180 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, but again: not the first time he’s had some pretty awful mispellings/typos.

It’s too early to actually point to any of them, but I know they exist and have been documented.

All true, and it’s been mentioned before that Trump seems to have a very low level of communicative ability.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 11:37:45am

re: #179 PhillyPretzel

Do not hate me. I have the SE. It is the same size of the 5/5s. I love mine.

I still have a 5S because 1) it still works fine, 2) I wasn’t impressed with any of the 6 models, and 3) I haven’t seen the SE yet. The only complaint about my 5S is that the camera doesn’t seem to take as crisp and clear photos/videos as it did when it was new.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 11:40:02am
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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 11:41:39am

re: #182 Dr. Matt

The SE has the same “bells and whistles” as the 6s. And a much better camera. If you get your SE through Apple they will give you a credit for your old 5s. I got $150 for my old 5s.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 11:44:48am

re: #184 PhillyPretzel

The SE has the same “bells and whistles” as the 6s. And a much better camera. If you get your SE through Apple they will give you a credit for your old 5s. I got $150 for my old 5s.

Unless my 5S craps the bed, I’m going to hold on to it and see what the 7 is like. It’s supposed to come out in 4 months. At that point I’ll be able to choose between the 6s, the SE, and the 7s.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 11:47:37am

I use a 6s myself and I’m quite happy with it. The 5s/SE screen size is just too small for me.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 11:48:45am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

I have small hands so the SE is a good size for me.

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Dr. Matt  May 22, 2016 • 11:50:12am

re: #187 PhillyPretzel

I have small hands so the SE is a good size for me.

Are you related to Trump?!

//

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 11:50:15am

re: #186 Eclectic Cyborg

I use a 6s myself and I’m quite happy with it. The 5s/SE screen size is just too small for me.

I have a 6s. We have a 6s Plus in the office, but I find the Plus size form factor to be too big for me.

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2016 • 11:50:25am

Hey LGF, thanks for my kitty post love.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 11:51:21am

re: #188 Dr. Matt

No.

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sagehen  May 22, 2016 • 11:51:30am

re: #177 Dr. Matt

I visited a Microsoft store two weeks ago. I give them props, it was much more enjoyable than the Apple store. Lots of things to play with (Xbox, virtual reality games, laptops with lots of software, etc) AND they have friggn signs on every piece of hardware. Walk into an apple store and try to find the iPhone SE…..there are no signs and everything looks the same.

When they opened their NYC store, on 5th Ave a few blocks down from the Apple store… they put out this awesome commercial.

Microsoft spreads the spirit of the season on 5th Ave (TV Commercial)

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2016 • 11:53:23am

re: #189 thedopefishlives

My wife swears by her plus but I’m with you. Too much phone.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 11:55:11am

THIS IS THE MOST HORRIBLE TWEET OF THE DAY BY THE MOST HORRIBLE PERSON ON TWITTER==>

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 11:56:32am

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

THIS IS THE MOST HORRIBLE TWEET OF THE DAY BY THE MOST HORRIBLE PERSON ON TWITTER==>

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Sieg Heil to you too Herr Fischer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 12:04:11pm

This is really embarrassing.

“Mistakes are being made,” said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The suit alleges that there is confusion over the rules for the presidential primary and requests that voter registration be extended until June 7. May 31 is the current deadline to request a ballot by mail.

In the state’s presidential primary, the parties control the contests. The Democratic primary has been opened up to voters who have “no party preference,” but the lawsuit says that isn’t being made clear to all voters.

“There’s mass confusion,” Simpich said in an interview on Saturday night with the Los Angeles Times. “This is a situation that really shouts out for some uniformity.”

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Charles Johnson  May 22, 2016 • 12:06:04pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 12:06:31pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Especially when you consider that Decline to State voters received a mailing that said they could vote in the Democratic primary (along with a few others) and to please return this form with the ballot you wanted, if any, clearly marked.

I would know, I got that form.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 12:06:37pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

‘We don’t understand the rules so they should be changed.’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 12:07:50pm

re: #198 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Really!
I don’t live in California and even I know the rules about that.

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jaunte  May 22, 2016 • 12:09:33pm

Jill Stein
Political Experience

Candidate, United States President, 2012
Co-Chair, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, 2010-2011
Member, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, 2005-2011
Candidate, Governor of Massachusetts, 2002, 2010
Elected Member, Lexington Town Meeting, Precinct 2, 2005-2009
Candidate, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2006
Candidate, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Middlesex, District 9, 2004
votesmart.org

So, Jill Stein was once elected to a town meeting.

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Belafon  May 22, 2016 • 12:10:06pm

re: #197 Charles Johnson

Stein’s gotten to the point where her decisions won’t really affect her.

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 12:10:23pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is really embarrassing.

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How long have they known the rules? And yet, now they want to sue for a change a little over a week before the deadline.

This guy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 12:11:28pm
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Belafon  May 22, 2016 • 12:11:31pm

re: #201 jaunte

Jill Stein
Political Experience

Candidate, United States President, 2012
Co-Chair, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, 2010-2011
Member, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts, 2005-2011
Candidate, Governor of Massachusetts, 2002, 2010
Elected Member, Lexington Town Meeting, Precinct 2, 2005-2009
Candidate, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2006
Candidate, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Middlesex, District 9, 2004
votesmart.org

So, Jill Stein was once elected to a town meeting.

So, the fact that I was vice president of the science club in high school makes me more qualified than Stein.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 12:12:00pm

re: #197 Charles Johnson

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Yeah because they’re the exact same. Keep on telling yourself that Jill if you think ti makes you feel better about yourself.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 12:12:32pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is really embarrassing.

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This campaign has become a bad joke.

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 12:13:24pm

Jill Stein would probably be as much a disaster as Trump (though sometimes in different areas).

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 12:14:09pm

re: #205 Belafon

So, the fact that I was vice president of the science club in high school makes me more qualified than Stein.

I was Junior class president. And I ran for the student council president the next year.

I have more experience than Trump…let alone Stein.

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 12:14:53pm

re: #162 goddamnedfrank

Heh. To repeat the tweets from above (because not everybody seems to have received the memo):

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jaunte  May 22, 2016 • 12:15:45pm
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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 12:17:16pm

re: #203 ObserverArt

How long have they known the rules? And yet, now they want to sue for a change a little over a week before the deadline.

This guy.

And when they don’t get that change, they will cry foul and declare that they would have won, if it wasn’t for suppression by the Democratic machine.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 12:17:53pm

re: #212 thedopefishlives

And when they don’t get that change, they will cry foul and declare that they would have won, if it wasn’t for suppression by the Democratic machine.

Of course.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 12:18:46pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Of course.

Gah. They have the mental and emotional capacity of a five-year-old. “Hey, this isn’t fair! I demand that you change the rules so that I win! WAHHHHH!”

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Lidane  May 22, 2016 • 12:19:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 12:19:41pm
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Snarknado!  May 22, 2016 • 12:20:34pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

Says the man who managed to bankrupt a casino (three times).

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Teukka  May 22, 2016 • 12:23:12pm

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

THIS IS THE MOST HORRIBLE TWEET OF THE DAY BY THE MOST HORRIBLE PERSON ON TWITTER==>

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Thats how lightly you have to scratch the average evangelical fundie to find the anti-semitism.

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 12:24:27pm

re: #214 thedopefishlives

Gah. They have the mental and emotional capacity of a five-year-old. “Hey, this isn’t fair! I demand that you change the rules so that I win! WAHHHHH!”

It is frustrating. I mean you know what I would so have much more respect if they could just admit defeat and move on and not act like they’re being cheated. Bernie numbers wise ran a pretty admirable campaign. A more practical man could be proud of that and use that to leverage support for his issues at the convention but Bernie and the BBs think claiming that they’ve been wronged and that Clinton is illegitimately going to be the nominee is the way to go. Note to them, that’s not the way to get the DNC to take you seriously, it’s a way for them to tell minimize you, so great job guys, you done fucked yourselves over.

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Nyet  May 22, 2016 • 12:26:41pm

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

How long before the fucker tweets the blood libel?

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:27:09pm

Update on MIL’s car - battery took a charge just fine after all. Let it idle in the driveway for 45 minutes while I wrote checks for her various closing bills in CT (We just moved her to California last month). Then I threw her the car keys and said, “Here, drive yourself to the post office.” I love her dearly but it’s nice having the house to myself for a half hour.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 12:29:15pm

re: #221 darthstar

Update on MIL’s car - battery took a charge just fine after all. Let it idle in the driveway for 45 minutes while I wrote checks for her various closing bills in CT (We just moved her to California last month). Then I threw her the car keys and said, “Here, drive yourself to the post office.” I love her dearly but it’s nice having the house to myself for a half hour.

You might check the battery cables and connections. Mrs. Fish’s Fishmobile had an issue with randomly discharging completely during the winter; I discovered that the temporary cable end I had put on had corroded. Removing it and cleaning it thoroughly resolved the issue completely. I intend on replacing the whole cable with a factory unit once I’ve recovered enough to be able to get under the car.

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2016 • 12:29:16pm

re: #221 darthstar

Update on MIL’s car - battery took a charge just fine after all. Let it idle in the driveway for 45 minutes while I wrote checks for her various closing bills in CT (We just moved her to California last month). Then I threw her the car keys and said, “Here, drive yourself to the post office.” I love her dearly but it’s nice having the house to myself for a half hour.

Is she getting a condo nearby?

(My Mom lived with my ex & I for awhile………)

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Jenner7  May 22, 2016 • 12:30:12pm
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:30:24pm

re: #221 darthstar

Update on MIL’s car - battery took a charge just fine after all. Let it idle in the driveway for 45 minutes while I wrote checks for her various closing bills in CT (We just moved her to California last month). Then I threw her the car keys and said, “Here, drive yourself to the post office.” I love her dearly but it’s nice having the house to myself for a half hour.

She just came back….said she couldn’t find the post office. So I sent her out again. She needs to learn the neighborhood and get some confidence. I’ll send her to the grocery store after she gets back…or maybe ride with her and get some lunch.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:36:29pm

re: #223 Stanley Sea

Is she getting a condo nearby?

(My Mom lived with my ex & I for awhile………)

She is - and a nice one too! She got a place at The Peninsula Regent in San Mateo. Nice place…right next to medical facilities, 1 block from Caltrain, and there’s a ton of boutiques and good restaurants two blocks from her. And they do a lot of activities…bunch of upscale septuagenarian hedonists, I suspect…she’ll fit right in.

Should be with us for another month while she closes escrow and the architects do the cosmetic changes she wants. I’m glad to be getting her settled here. It’s amazing how many monthly grifters are finding out they can’t auto-suck from her old bank account now…one asshole company was taking $274 a month for supplemental warranty on her brand new car. I sent them a response to their letter asking for new bank details filled with invective. :) I like doing that.

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2016 • 12:39:27pm

re: #226 darthstar

She is - and a nice one too! She got a place at The Peninsula Regent in San Mateo. Nice place…right next to medical facilities, 1 block from Caltrain, and there’s a ton of boutiques and good restaurants two blocks from her. And they do a lot of activities…bunch of upscale septuagenarian hedonists, I suspect…she’ll fit right in.

Should be with us for another month while she closes escrow and the architects do the cosmetic changes she wants. I’m glad to be getting her settled here. It’s amazing how many monthly grifters are finding out they can’t auto-suck from her old bank account now…one asshole company was taking $274 a month for supplemental warranty on her brand new car. I sent them a response to their letter asking for new bank details filled with invective. :) I like doing that.

Sounds great re: the condo. I heard there’s a lot of “dating” that goes on.

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2016 • 12:40:03pm

re: #224 Jenner7

Maybe on Harvey Milk day, the Padres can do something to make up for their humiliation of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

What should have been a night of joy and celebration at Petco Park last night, instead turned into a nightmare raising serious questions about homophobia within the San Diego Padres organization and its relationship with the LGBT community.

Before the start of the last night’s San Diego Padres game, 100 volunteer singers of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus took to the field to proudly sing the National Anthem. Instead, in front of the large crowd gathered for the LA Dodgers game, the San Diego Padres played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem.

No attempt was made to stop the recording and start over. No announcement of apology was made to the singers or their friends and families in the stands. No attempt to correct the situation occurred other than to force the 100 men to stand in the spotlight of center field for the song’s duration and then be escorted off the field to the heckles of baseball fans shouting homophobic taunts including “You sing like a girl.”

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stpaulbear  May 22, 2016 • 12:41:59pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

Updated to include the link and blockquotes.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:42:03pm

He was one of my favorite poets, but I didn’t realize he had an internet following.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:42:46pm

re: #227 Stanley Sea

Sounds great re: the condo. I heard there’s a lot of “dating” that goes on.

Yeah, I have been teasing her about wearing protection.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:44:17pm

re: #227 Stanley Sea

We’re going to a fundraising dinner at Senior Coastsiders tonight. Trying to get her involved in the community here before she moves into her place so she has something else do do besides have a few glasses of wine and watch TV while we’re at work.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 12:45:08pm

re: #230 darthstar

Yeah, actually it was something entirely different. Hockey related. Don’t really care about the poet.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 22, 2016 • 12:45:50pm

Odd development at the freeper swamp:

The mods have pulled a BREITBART article as “flamebait.”

Libertarian VP Candidate Likens Trump’s Immigration Policy to Kristallnacht

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union With Jake Tapper,” former Massachusetts governor and current vice presidential nominee on the Libertarian party ticket William Weld said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s immigration policy is like the infamous Kristallnacht night of the Holocaust.

‘I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear that.’

A point of history: Vienna was included, but not Warsaw. Kristallnacht (which actually lasted several days) started on November 9th, 1938, 10 months before the German invasion of Poland, and was confined to Germany and Austria. Weld knows whereof he speaks otherwise. He was a member of the US Holocaust Commission under President Bush 43, and was ambassador to Mexico under Clinton.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 12:46:12pm

re: #201 jaunte

Jill Stein
Political Experience

[snip]

So, Jill Stein was once elected to a town meeting.

I got her beat, I was once removed from a town meeting.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 22, 2016 • 12:47:17pm

re: #165 Lidane

!!!

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Sorry if this is a repeat, but I just saw this today.

Good for Weld! He isn’t going to participate in the normalization of Trump.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:49:12pm
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451_Montag  May 22, 2016 • 12:49:35pm

re: #222 thedopefishlives

You might check the battery cables and connections. Mrs. Fish’s Fishmobile had an issue with randomly discharging completely during the winter; I discovered that the temporary cable end I had put on had corroded. Removing it and cleaning it thoroughly resolved the issue completely. I intend on replacing the whole cable with a factory unit once I’ve recovered enough to be able to get under the car.

I had a similar problem once. Kept having to put jumper leads on. Found out the problem was the terminal so clamp. Always worked with the cable was attached. Went on a few weeks until I jumped it without the spare battery actually attached!. New clamp and done

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:50:14pm

re: #233 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, actually it was something entirely different. Hockey related. Don’t really care about the poet.

He was/is one of my favorites.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 12:50:35pm

re: #235 Eventual Carrion

I got her beat, I was once removed from a town meeting.

I fahrted in a town hall meeting’s general direction.

Which means we are all more qualified to be president than Trumpenfuhrer.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 12:51:41pm

Regardless of who wins in November, I’m glad it won’t be this fucker.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 12:53:45pm

re: #241 darthstar

Regardless of who wins in November, I’m glad it won’t be this fucker.

[Embedded content]

He’s also right. Trump supporters aren’t a bunch of idiots, that’s being derogatory to idiots.

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jaunte  May 22, 2016 • 12:53:56pm

re: #241 darthstar

Bush: “They’re legitimately scared. They’re fearful,”

Of what, he didn’t say.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 22, 2016 • 12:54:36pm

re: #243 jaunte

Of what, he didn’t say.

Their own shadows, of course.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 12:55:23pm

re: #243 jaunte

Of what, he didn’t say.

They are always scared of something, anything, that isn’t just like them.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 12:56:22pm

re: #227 Stanley Sea

Sounds great re: the condo. I heard there’s a lot of “dating” that goes on.

Only so much bingo you can play.

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jaunte  May 22, 2016 • 12:56:52pm

These people we’ve been telling for the past eight years to be afraid of a Black, possibly Kenyan Muslim in the White House who could be plotting to take their guns and force them to get gay married, and is completely ignoring the Holy Constitution…

…well, they’re legitimately afraid now.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2016 • 12:59:18pm

I’ve been watching Jessica Jones and thinking about how the soundtrack sounded familiar. Then I realized what it reminded me of: Homeland.

And, yep, sure enough, both shows have Sean Callery as composers.

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 12:59:49pm

re: #230 darthstar

He was one of my favorite poets, but I didn’t realize he had an internet following.

[Embedded content]

Year after year, more and more dead people seem to be staying that way

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Eventual Carrion  May 22, 2016 • 1:00:19pm

re: #231 darthstar

Yeah, I have been teasing her about wearing protection.

A hip brace?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 1:03:20pm

hmmm…the WH lockdown earlier today was caused by party balloons….

///////////

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 1:05:06pm

re: #243 jaunte

Of what, he didn’t say.

Also bullshit. Their fears aren’t legitimate, they’re manufactured. It’s all just dreamed up crap stoked by Fox for ratings and now it’s taken its human form - Trump.

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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 1:05:07pm
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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 1:10:50pm

re: #253 goddamnedfrank

If you’re worried about online bitching from Sanders fans, you’re worried about the wrong thing. Reich is right - work like hell for Hillary because this election isn’t going to be won on Twitter.

David Atkins has a good piece linked below in his tweet. It’s worth a read. Granted, most people are committing to virtual battles - I’ve waged a few myself this cycle - but if they’re serious about wanting her to win, they’ll do more than that.

In other words, Trump will try to convince apathetic conservative that Clinton will turn America into a gun-free Venezuelan socialist despotism, while Clinton will try to convince apathetic liberals that Trump will turn America into an unstable, trigger-happy fascist dictatorship. Clinton will use Trump’s lascivious past against him, even as Trump brings up decades of unsavory personal Clinton associations. It’s going to a very nasty affair. The one big advantage Democrats will have is a probable surge in the Latino vote out of genuine self-preservation.

In the meantime, the election will actually be won not in the air, but on the ground. The ugliness on the air will depress turnout even further, which will require campaign organizers to depend on millions of face-to-face conversations with voters on the fence about whether to vote at all.

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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 1:15:35pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

Well, it makes sense in a fashion why socialism has no way of dealing with racism, because the states where it has enjoyed its greatest success have been almost universally ethnically homogeneous. As we’ve seen over the decades here in the US, people have an easier time accepting socialist policies when they seem to benefit people like themselves. It’s why European nations that Bernie loves to gush over are presently experiencing turmoil over the refugee crisis, as the locals only see outsiders who are not looking to give up their identity to join the herd.

I’d always thought that it was a really shitty argument that we couldn’t have socialist healthcare policies because we’re a diverse nation, that caring about your fellow citizen was something only homogenous populations could accomplish. I heard that said countless times during the fight for the ACA from conservatives who dismissed the greater coverage and efficiency of Northern European models, and I hate it now as much as I hated it then.

HOWEVER, I absolutely get that’s not the same thing as saying our endemic racism isn’t a substantial obstacle, because it obviously is. And the only plausible way forward is to tackle that racism head on, not by attempting an end run by appealing to disaffected whites in purely economic terms. Because if the white working class cared more about their economic best interest than they did about being racist they’d still have the protection of unions.

A White Male Led Revolution Against American Inequality, You Say?

In a 2014 interview Bernie Sanders stated that working class whites were the largest voting bloc, and therefore if they could be brought into the liberal fold, you would have your political revolution. The problem with this is it skips over the reason they are not in the fold in the first place…their own racism. Working class whites abandoned the democratic party because of the Civil Rights Act and the infamous “southern strategy”. Working class whites opposed attempts at “socialized medicine” that would have integrated southern hospitals.

And exactly what “fold” are you bringing them into? Right now, particularly within the context of democratic party politics, that fold is anchored by African American women voters, and anyone planning on launching his political revolution from the base of the democratic party really should have known that. You cannot bring working class whites into a fold of black women and other minorities without confronting the racism of working class whites. The racial resentment of many working class whites is strong enough that they’d rather see no one with things like free college than to see black people benefit from such a thing.

Sanders and other white progressives have long been challenged on this by people of color, but as Sikivu Hutchinson noted, Sanders and his ilk have longed disdained any inter-sectional analysis on race and income inequality. Sanders isn’t immune to these kind of racial blind spots because he participated in protests against housing discrimination in the 1960s. The more I talk to people of color and women who have long been involved in liberal politics, the more they confirm that white male left progressives can exhibit as much racial arrogance and misogyny as their conservative counterparts.

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darthstar  May 22, 2016 • 1:16:21pm
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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 1:17:28pm

re: #177 Dr. Matt

I visited a Microsoft store two weeks ago. I give them props, it was much more enjoyable than the Apple store. Lots of things to play with (Xbox, virtual reality games, laptops with lots of software, etc) AND they have friggn signs on every piece of hardware. Walk into an apple store and try to find the iPhone SE…..there are no signs and everything looks the same.

Can someone ImageCache this post? For posterity?

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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 1:17:49pm

re: #254 darthstar

If you’re worried about online bitching from Sanders fans, you’re worried about the wrong thing. Reich is right - work like hell for Hillary because this election isn’t going to be won on Twitter.

David Atkins has a good piece linked below in his tweet. It’s worth a read. Granted, most people are committing to virtual battles - I’ve waged a few myself this cycle - but if they’re serious about wanting her to win, they’ll do more than that.

[Embedded content]

You haven’t been paying attention, I am working for Hillary. I’ve been volunteering like crazy, staffing phone banks, canvassing and helping teams with data support ever since Bernie lied his ass off in order to call her unqualified. I’m going to continue working for her all the way through November.

What are you doing?

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bratwurst  May 22, 2016 • 1:18:17pm

re: #256 darthstar

These people literally stand for NOTHING except hating Hillary Clinton.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  May 22, 2016 • 1:24:04pm

re: #259 bratwurst

[Embedded content]

These people literally stand for NOTHING except hating Hillary Clinton.

ANYONE BUT ROMNEY!
er…
TRUMP!

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 1:27:20pm

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey! You leave my little brother alone!

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2016 • 1:31:55pm

re: #259 bratwurst

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These people literally stand for NOTHING except hating Hillary Clinton.

A complete moral failure.

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goddamnedfrank  May 22, 2016 • 1:32:39pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 22, 2016 • 1:32:47pm

re: #222 thedopefishlives

You might check the battery cables and connections. Mrs. Fish’s Fishmobile had an issue with randomly discharging completely during the winter; I discovered that the temporary cable end I had put on had corroded. Removing it and cleaning it thoroughly resolved the issue completely. I intend on replacing the whole cable with a factory unit once I’ve recovered enough to be able to get under the car.

Yeah, those replacement cable ends are a joke—I’ve learned that from experience. At least on my VW 412s I could just reach under the driver’s seat and wiggle the cable when I turned the ignition key and nothing happened….

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Ming5000  May 22, 2016 • 1:35:58pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

not sure what is going on. is this ANOTHER issue that i have to get up to speed on??

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 1:37:07pm

re: #259 bratwurst

[Embedded content]

These people literally stand for NOTHING except hating Hillary Clinton.

And as the old saying goes…when you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.

That anything would be one Donald Trump.

There is no backbone in the Republican party. Trump stole them all.

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No Depression  May 22, 2016 • 1:37:52pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

M’lady.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 1:38:39pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

Saw that the other day but just realized it’s Milo. OMG.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 1:40:56pm

re: #253 goddamnedfrank

Christ. I am sooooo sick of fanatics, at both ends of the political spectrum.

Elections are about selecting representation, you douchebags! Not ‘winning’. A ‘perfect representative’ does not exist.

Sanders’ ideas are closer to my own, but he’s not going to win. Clinton is less close in ideas but has a much clearer idea of how things work in Washington so she has a much better chance of getting things done. Plus she’s going to win the Democratic nomination.

So if I was an American I’d have voted for Sanders in my primary and will vote for Clinton in the general.

Any Democrat, with the possible exception of Jim Webb, would be far preferable to any candidate the racist, theocratic authoritarians the GOP would offer.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 1:44:03pm

re: #256 darthstar

In other news, Sen. Graham has been admitted to hospital with whiplash and a twisted spine due to a high G change in direction.

His condition is listed as ‘butthurt’.

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Romantic Heretic  May 22, 2016 • 1:45:36pm

re: #262 Stanley Sea

Objection! Assumes facts not in evidence.

To fail at morality assumes a person had any morals in the first place.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 1:46:39pm

This should go big pretty quickly:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 1:53:26pm

re: #272 SoundGuy 2016

This should go big pretty quickly:

[Embedded content]

Under the new DMV system, voters are automatically registered as “unaffiliated,” and later receive a form in the mail giving them the option to change their party affiliation or opt out entirely. The vast majority — 76 percent — did not take that extra step by the late April deadline, and thus can’t participate in the presidential primary. They will still be able to vote in some local races.

Reading the details is apparently hard for some people.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 1:53:42pm

re: #272 SoundGuy 2016

This should go big pretty quickly:

[Embedded content]

Huh? Oregon has already voted and Bernie won quite handily…so what is this now?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 1:54:57pm

re: #274 blueraven

Huh? Oregon has already voted and Bernie won quite handily…so what is this now?

It was last week and there is no outrage because Bernie won.

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SoundGuy 2016  May 22, 2016 • 1:57:22pm

I meant the picture: the lady closest to Bernie looks just like the lady close to Trump in his photo weeks ago.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 1:58:32pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

It was last week and there is no outrage because Bernie won.

Yeah, so I dont even get why this is being tweeted today. The article is from the 16th. Is TP trolling or what?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 1:59:35pm

LOLWHUT

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 2:03:11pm

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWHUT

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I’m supposed to be afraid? I’m not leading a normal life? Mr. Trump, you’re a fucking dumbass.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 2:03:12pm

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWHUT

[Embedded content]

Aside from that terrible sentence, WTF is he talking about? I just don’t know anyone who is that scared.

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thedopefishlives  May 22, 2016 • 2:03:46pm

re: #280 blueraven

Aside from that terrible sentence, WTF is he talking about? I just don’t know anyone who is that scared.

I do. It’s called “right-wing nutjobs”.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2016 • 2:03:59pm

re: #280 blueraven

Aside from that terrible sentence, WTF is he talking about? I just don’t know anyone who is that scared.

I take it you do not know any Trump supporters.

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blueraven  May 22, 2016 • 2:04:31pm

re: #282 The Vicious Babushka

I take it you do not know any Trump supporters.

I live a sheltered life!

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Stanley Sea  May 22, 2016 • 2:04:39pm

fear fear fear fear fear

My dad isn’t on twitter. So there’s that. He’s preaching to the RWNJ choir.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 2:16:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 2:18:03pm
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 2:25:12pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wouldn’t shock me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2016 • 2:26:43pm

The host of a Texas political show on Sunday asked Keven Ellis, a candidate for State Board of Education in District 9, if he was “Christian enough” for the job.

During a Sunday face-off between Ellis and far-right opponent Mary Lou Bruner on WFAA’s Inside Texas Politics, both candidates made their case to voters for the May 24th runoff for the GOP nomination.

Ellis argued that schools needed to be properly funded, but that the district had a responsibility to see that money was spent wisely.

Bruner, who has warned that pre-K programs indoctrinate children into the “homosexual agenda,” called for slashing “special programs” and early childhood education.

“When you have 3 year olds in school then that’s going to be very expensive because it’s going to require a teacher and and aide for a very small number — I don’t know what that would be — but I would say it would be 10 or 12 [students],” she said.

Ellis retorted: “But when you say we shouldn’t do pre-K because our teachers are teaching a homosexual agenda to the children, I think that’s a whole different vantage point.”

“Ms. Bruner has said that she wants creationism taught in science class,” Inside Texas Politics host Bud Kennedy noted. “And that her views represent those of the district. Are you Christian enough to represent this district?”

“Yes, I am,” Ellis insisted. “I’ve taught Sunday school and Bible quiz in my church in 20 years. And I believe it’s my responsibility to teach my faith to my children. The catch of when you get religion in school is whose religion is going to be taught?”

Bruner disagreed: “When we only teach theory — it’s a theory, theories are unproven — but in the science class, if only one theory is taught then we’re teaching a religion. It is the religion of atheism.”

video at the link.

gaaaaaaaahhhhh…

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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 2:31:30pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

video at the link.

gaaaaaaaahhhhh…

Granny from Hell. What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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Charles Johnson  May 22, 2016 • 2:32:29pm
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HappyWarrior  May 22, 2016 • 2:33:19pm

re: #290 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

He IS a paranoid loon supported by paranoid loons.

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PhillyPretzel  May 22, 2016 • 2:38:01pm

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

That Trump person has a very common grammar problem. Run-on sentences. That can be easily fixed by keeping your thoughts short and to the point. The very two things that he cannot seem to do.

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ObserverArt  May 22, 2016 • 2:41:10pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

video at the link.

gaaaaaaaahhhhh…

Texas…where we loves our ol’ time religion. And you will be tested on it!

We don’t like the US Constitution all that much…not as much as the Holy Bible.

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Timothy Watson  May 22, 2016 • 2:41:37pm

Am I the only person that thinks that Jessica Jones is superior to Daredevil? I so enjoy Krysten Ritter’s snark.

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CuriousLurker  May 22, 2016 • 3:17:15pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Bruner disagreed: “When we only teach theory — it’s a theory, theories are unproven — but in the science class, if only one theory is taught then we’re teaching a religion. It is the religion of atheism.”

video at the link.

gaaaaaaaahhhhh…

Do you suppose it occurred to Bruner that by her own definition Christianity (as well as all other religions that claim a god/gods) and the very existence of God are also only theories? Setting aside the fact that atheism isn’t by definition a religion, since she objects to the teaching of only one “theory,” did anyone think to ask her if—following her own logic—that would make creationism a form of atheism?1

Hey, I have an idea! How about if medical colleges start teaching faith healing? Then if you have a heart attack, serious accident, etc. your doctor can choose to lay hands on you and pray instead of providing modern medical attention.

Of course, if your doctor is Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, etc. whatever prayers/scriptures they might choose to read over you as you lay there bleeding and/or screaming in pain and/or turning blue might not be exactly the ones you had in mind, but forcing them to do otherwise might be persecuting them by trampling on their 1A rights. In that situation, I wonder how long it would take for even the most devout Christian to start demanding an atheist doctor who is unopposed to modern medicine… //

1. I didn’t watch the video, but since it’s a standard right-wing Christian gripe, I’m assuming her objection is to teaching only evolution in science classes.

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Bass Reeves  May 22, 2016 • 3:48:09pm

re: #294 Timothy Watson

Jessica Jones is much better than Daredevil, except for the need to have the female lead have a bunch of sex. Sure, sex is cool. But why is she the only one? I mean besides Luke Cage of course.

Wait..are Jessica Jones and Luke Cage the only people in the Marvel universe having sex? That would explain so effing much.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 22, 2016 • 4:12:31pm

re: #296 Bass Reeves

Jessica Jones is much better than Daredevil, except for the need to have the female lead have a bunch of sex. Sure, sex is cool. But why is she the only one? I mean besides Luke Cage of course.

Wait..are Jessica Jones and Luke Cage the only people in the Marvel universe having sex? That would explain so effing much.

Too much “coitus” and they’d lose Sheldon Cooper, for sure….

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TedStriker  May 22, 2016 • 5:14:47pm

re: #294 Timothy Watson

Am I the only person that thinks that Jessica Jones is superior to Daredevil? I so enjoy Krysten Ritter’s snark.

Oh, yes, indeed:


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