Gawker Files for Bankruptcy, Also Files Lawsuit Against Infamous Troll Chuck C. Johnson

The tables are turned on the Rage Furby
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You may have heard that Gawker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, but as part of their action they’ve also filed an “adversary” lawsuit naming Hulk Hogan, journalist Ashley Terrill, and our old pal, infamous cyberstalker and all around nasty douchebag Chuck C. Johnson.

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and priming the way for its planned sale to Ziff Davis, Gawker Media has now sued Hulk Hogan, journalist Ashley Terrill, Charles C. Johnson and others who Gawker has been battling in court in recent months.

By initiating an adversary case, Gawker hopes to stave off the possibility of paying off judgments that it says would have a “crippling effect on the Debtor’s estates, prospects of reorganization, and distribution to creditors.”

Chuck the Rage Furby talked to the Daily Caller about this, boasting and preening of course, but check out how he describes his failed lawsuit against Gawker and Nick Denton:

Johnson told The Mirror that he has dropped his lawsuit against Gawker. In fact, he didn’t even show up to a May court date on the matter. “It is kind of interesting of them to come after to me, although I think it’s a move of desperation on their part,” he said.

In the real world, Chuck C. Johnson’s lawsuit against Gawker in Missouri was thrown out of court.

The other suit he filed in Fresno, California, that he says he “dropped?” Well, not exactly; he’s just lying to make himself look better, as usual.

In fact, he simply failed to show up for his hearing, and is now under court order to show cause and explain why he shouldn’t face sanctions from the court for wasting its time.

And now he’s on the receiving end of a lawsuit himself, for which he’ll have to spend his own money. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Here’s the legal document filed by Gawker:

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519 comments

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:29:18pm

The Rage Furby better set-up yet another grifter donation to pay his legal fees.

2
ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:31:41pm

I just would like to see anything that would eliminate the online life of Charles C. Johnson.

Go the hell away…the entire internet world would be better without you and your tinpot journalism!

3
Tigger2  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:34:36pm

re: #2 ObserverArt

I just would like to see anything that would eliminate the online life of Charles C. Johnson.

Go the hell away…the entire internet world would be better without you and your tinpot journalism!</blockquote.

Chuck better start looking around for a box to live in. if he loses this lawsuit he could be broke.

4
Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:34:48pm

OT hit before I go to bed (10:30pm here.)

Today’s Lunch
Today’s view at lunch
Belgium Feline Overlord - just because

(View is of the chalk cliffs on the English Channel at Ault in Normandy)

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mmmirele  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:37:03pm

re: #4 Feline Fearless Leader

The Belgian feline overlord is beautiful!

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lawhawk  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:38:07pm

Mind you, the oppo research on Trump doesn’t require much more than going back through newspaper records to find all manner of gems about Trump and his business dealings.

Heck, even people who are supporting him are willing to concede the guy is notorious at paying his legal bills. He lowballs every last bill he gets, trying to weasel out of paying the full value, even when he’s satisfied with the legal work done.

It’s all about personal enrichment and screw contracts and billing.

It’s actually something I’ve seen with other billionaires too. They are willing to delay paying bills, complain about every little cost, and then drag out payments until the other party goes away.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:39:04pm

OT, but worth sharing.

The Republican party isn’t actually Christian. It’s more like a Jesus Club. Specifically, a Jesus Discount Club, because they discount everything Jesus said.

(adapted from a comment by Radical Faith at DailyKos)

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darthstar  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:42:20pm
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Tigger2  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:44:50pm

Trump’s not having much luck with his wall.

re: #8 darthstar

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:45:08pm

We went by this place on a secondary road near Arras - and looped back to get pictures.

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darthstar  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:45:34pm

re: #9 Tigger2

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I prefer the wall of sound.

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Whack-A-Mole  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:46:46pm

re: #9 Tigger2

Well, that’s what they get with non-union labor, shoddy workmanship from employees who don’t care.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:47:37pm

re: #10 Feline Fearless Leader

We went by this place on a secondary road near Arras - and looped back to get pictures.

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Looks so American, except clean!

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Tigger2  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:48:20pm

re: #12 Whack-A-Mole

Well, that’s what they get with non-union labor, shoddy workmanship from employees who don’t care.

They get like that when you don’t pay them.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:49:21pm

re: #10 Feline Fearless Leader

Elvis a quitté la fritterie!

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:49:45pm

Maybe Gawker can get its 140 million back from the Furby.
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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:49:54pm

At the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s conference today:

Spox whines, because apparently Dems & media don’t get RWNJ humor:

Megan Whittemore, a spokeswoman for Perdue, criticized Democrats for reacting as if Perdue was dead serious.

“Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders and for our president,” she said. “He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that. However, we should add the media to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of.”

*eyeroll*

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Whack-A-Mole  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:50:37pm

re: #14 Tigger2

Yep, low pay, crappy conditions, piss poor benefits = unhappy, uncaring workers.

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Franklin  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:52:45pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

From downstairs:

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Nyet  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:52:50pm

The word “Perdue” sounds very … funny in Russian. Roughly, it means “I’m farting”.

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KGxvi  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:53:05pm

I’m not really sure this complaint counts as much of anything. They’re seeking injunctions to prevent the plaintiffs in the other cases from collecting the judgment against Denton. When you file for bankruptcy, any pending case you have is automatically stayed until either the bankruptcy court lets it go forward or the bankruptcy is resolved. But it doesn’t necessarily prevent the litigation from continuing against parties not in the bankruptcy.

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Franklin  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:53:19pm

re: #18 Whack-A-Mole

Yep, low pay, crappy conditions, piss poor benefits = unhappy, uncaring workers. profit!

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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:53:46pm

Heard a great comment on NPR this morning on the way to the shop. “Bernie didn’t get the nomination, so I’m voting for Trump. Also, the store was out of my favorite beer, so I’m going to drink bleach”

Took me a second, then I just started laughing out loud.

RBS

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:54:06pm

re: #10 Feline Fearless Leader

We went by this place on a secondary road near Arras - and looped back to get pictures.

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This is from my favorite NM roadside photographer on Twitter. He’s tweeted hundreds of them.

You can see the contrast with yours.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:54:36pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

Just how fucking stupid do they think we are? No one in the world thinks an old white Republican guy quoting a Biblical death curse to a black President is a joke. He is a joke of a human being and I hope he never hears the end of this.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:56:06pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

Standard operating procedure for GOP-scum. Openly pray for Obama’s death and the ruin of his family, and then hide behind a fig-leaf of right wing ‘humor’ when called out for it.

Had any Democratic elected official offered up a similar prayer based on Psalm 109 vs. a Republican president, the RWNJ noise machine would have that at the top of their outrage list for the next thousand years.

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Franklin  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:56:26pm

He basically said:

Let his days be few; Let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless And his wife a widow….But seriously folks….

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:57:03pm
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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:57:10pm

re: #23 Reality Based Steve

Heard a great comment on NPR this morning on the way to the shop. “Bernie didn’t get the nomination, so I’m voting for Trump. Also, the store was out of my favorite beer, so I’m going to drink bleach”

Took me a second, then I just started laughing out loud.

RBS

Yeah, someone tweeted that Wednesday; cracked me up too.

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:58:33pm

re: #18 Whack-A-Mole

Yep, low pay, crappy conditions, piss poor benefits = unhappy, uncaring workers.

No no no no. You’re not getting it. If you pay people shit and make them miserable they will work harder because they want to be rich and screw over others.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 1:58:58pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel

It gets worse:
Stanford rapist ‘took photograph of his victim’s breasts during attack - and shared it with swim team friends who deleted it after his arrest’, police believe

If this can be confirmed, the swim team should get the NCAA death penalty.

What rape culture? Fucking Sociopaths.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:00:02pm

Saw this beer sign and thought of the Lizards!

Have a drink while awaiting the real one to arrive
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:00:10pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

It was a joke!!

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:01:26pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

At the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s conference today:

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Spox whines, because apparently Dems & media don’t get RWNJ humor:

*eyeroll*

Megan Whittemore, a spokeswoman for Perdue, criticized Democrats for reacting as if Perdue was dead serious.

Oh. Then we should ignore everything he says?
Wicked and deceitful? Has he looked at his party lately?

That’s what true religion is to these bags of hammers. An entity that kills whoever they wish it upon. Let us all pray….

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:02:18pm

re: #31 InfidelOfFreedom

What rape culture? Fucking Sociopaths.

The father’s letter in this case is a perfect example of rape culture.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:04:46pm

re: #17 CuriousLurker

At the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s conference today:

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Spox whines, because apparently Dems & media don’t get RWNJ humor:

*eyeroll*

WIngers sure do have a fucked up sense of humor. But yeah I have a hard time believing that the right would be oto happy if a Democrat had uesd this same phrase on Presidents Bush or Reagan. This really shows why Obama can’t get much done. It’s not disagreement with Obama that Republicans have, it’s out right hatred for him. Fuck them and their party and the ones who think that they were somehow doing fine before Trump came along.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:05:19pm

re: #34 nines09

Megan Whittemore, a spokeswoman for Perdue, criticized Democrats for reacting as if Perdue was dead serious.

Oh. Then we should ignore everything he says?
Wicked and deceitful? Has he looked at his party lately?

That’s what true religion is to these bags of hammers. An entity that kills whoever they wish it upon. Let us all pray….

Republicans look at their own party? Nah that’s too much to ask.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:05:22pm

Wherever Eastern fences are found!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:06:05pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel

It gets worse:
Stanford rapist ‘took photograph of his victim’s breasts during attack - and shared it with swim team friends who deleted it after his arrest’, police believe

If this can be confirmed, the swim team should get the NCAA death penalty.

Only three months for this little shit.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:06:11pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

WIngers sure do have a fucked up sense of humor. But yeah I have a hard time believing that the right would be oto happy if a Democrat had uesd this same phrase on Presidents Bush or Reagan. This really shows why Obama can’t get much done. It’s not disagreement with Obama that Republicans have, it’s out right hatred for him. Fuck them and their party and the ones who think that they were somehow doing fine before Trump came along.

Trump and Trumpism are merely symptoms of the cancer within US politics that the Republican party has become.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:07:02pm

re: #40 EPR-radar

Trump and Trumpism are merely symptoms of the cancer within US politics that the Republican party has become.

Yep. They were fucked up before Trump. Trump just says what alot of them actually think but dare not say aloud.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:07:19pm

And as I pander onward…

The rest of you can all go suck an egg. Donald. Defending the faith. Where? Casino night? Divorce court? False witness? Adultery? Taking peoples money? Lying? Envy? Greed? Coveting? And Christie has got a bridge or two for sale. Goes……right…..over….there.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:08:36pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Only three months for this little shit.

I read in a local paper today that the minimum sentence for the charges Turner was convicted on is 2 years (prosecutors wanted 6 years). If true, the judge’s sentencing decision is even more indefensible that I thought it was.

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Kragar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:09:02pm
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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:09:32pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

When I was little we called them Fence Swifts, My friend caught one. In Philly of all places. We thought that was beyond cool.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:09:40pm

re: #34 nines09

Megan Whittemore, a spokeswoman for Perdue, criticized Democrats for reacting as if Perdue was dead serious.

Oh. Then we should ignore everything he says?
Wicked and deceitful? Has he looked at his party lately?

That’s what true religion is to these bags of hammers. An entity that kills whoever they wish it upon. Let us all pray….

I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know that Perdue is a big Von ClownStick fan. // An opinion piece he penned for WaPo on June 1st:

Senator Perdue: Donald Trump proves it’s time for an outsider

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:10:20pm

re: #46 CuriousLurker

Shocked? Wait right here. I’ll go get a bag. Or two.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:11:39pm

re: #46 CuriousLurker

I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know that Perdue is a big Von ClownStick fan, An opinion piece he penned for WaPo on June 1st:

Senator Perdue: Donald Trump proves it’s time for an outsider

Yeah Trump’s an outsider. That’s a good one.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:12:08pm

re: #43 EPR-radar

I read in a local paper today that the minimum sentence for the charges Turner was convicted on is 2 years (prosecutors wanted 6 years). If true, the judge’s sentencing decision is even more indefensible that I thought it was.

Jesus Christ. That’s bad.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:12:30pm

re: #43 EPR-radar

I read in a local paper today that the minimum sentence for the charges Turner was convicted on is 2 years (prosecutors wanted 6 years). If true, the judge’s sentencing decision is even more indefensible that I thought it was.

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:12:43pm

re: #20 Nyet

The word “Perdue” sounds very … funny in Russian. Roughly, it means “I’m farting”.

Odd: when it comes from the Senator from Georgia, that’s what it sounds like in English, too!

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:13:10pm

re: #8 darthstar

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

Turner’s “youth” and lack of a previous criminal record.

*spits*

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:14:20pm

I’m sure there are people who are saying the people angry at the judge, the rapist, and the rapist’s father are worse than the rape itself because of course we live in this kind of reality where the people who attack Trump’s racism are actually the racists.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:15:05pm

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

Isn’t it strange how the US criminal justice system is notoriously harsh and pitiless, except in cases like this. Truly a mystery.

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:15:29pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I’m sure there are people who are saying the people angry at the judge, the rapist, and the rapist’s father are worse than the rape itself because of course we live in this kind of reality where the people who attack Trump’s racism are actually the racists.

We have always been at war with Eastasia…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:16:19pm

re: #54 EPR-radar

Isn’t it strange how the US criminal justice system is notoriously harsh and pitiless, except in cases like this. Truly a mystery.

It really is.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:17:34pm

re: #54 EPR-radar

Isn’t it strange how the US criminal justice system is notoriously harsh and pitiless, except in cases like this. Truly a mystery.

I am hoping that there will either be an alternative on the ballot or a strong campaign for a write-in candidate. I will not vote for him in November.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:18:17pm

re: #52 TedStriker

His “youth” and lack of a previous criminal record.

*spits*

I’m totally sure that—all other things being equal—if the defendant had been a young man of color the judge would have ruled the same way.
//

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:19:44pm

re: #58 CuriousLurker

I’m totally sure that—all other things being equal—if the defendant had been a young man of color the judge would have ruled the same way.
//

It really is amazing how people are all about being tough on crime until the defendant’s skin color happens to be different. The Onion had a funny video about a white woman to be charged as a black man some years back. There definitely is racism in our court system. It’s always been there.

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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:20:32pm

re: #54 EPR-radar

Isn’t it strange how the US criminal justice system is notoriously harsh and pitiless, except in cases like this. Truly a mystery.

Yeah, be a person of color and see what happens if caught and prosecuted for any kind of crime.

Well, that is if you are still alive to actually be charged.

I still wish that our judicial and law enforcement systems were part of the political campaigns this presidential election season.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:20:56pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

So now I’m thinking about the swift, and remember one of us had the Audubon book on reptiles for North America. That’s how we tagged it. So I just now did a Wiki on it and this popped up;

Quote;
Response to fire ant predation[edit]
In 70 years, according to a study published in 2009, eastern fence lizards in parts of the United States have adapted to have longer legs and new behaviors to escape the red imported fire ant, which can kill the lizard in under a minute.[8]
End

Put that in your pipe and smoke it creationists.

Funny how much stuff I have stored in my head. Hope I don’t run out of storage….

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:21:09pm

Saw this (sadly) accurate tweet about the Stanford case this morning:

*Edit: I see it is also referring to the Johnny Depp domestic violence story… hence the “while he was sober” tweet above.

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:24:24pm

re: #54 EPR-radar

Isn’t it strange how the US criminal justice system is notoriously harsh and pitiless, except in cases like this. Truly a mystery.

As with suspected terrorists, this apparently works for well-to-do rapists that are attending Ivy League schools, too:

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:25:22pm

Saw a great comment about Clinton’s Planned Parenthood speech: If this is what being beholden to a PAC means, then I’m OK with it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:26:56pm

All you gotta do is look at who goes to death row.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:28:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:29:13pm

re: #66 goddamnedfrank

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Getting Don King to speak for your character, that’s good. Hillary has John Lewis and Trump has Don King.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:29:30pm

re: #66 goddamnedfrank

Well his fans aren’t gonna like that.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:29:30pm

re: #61 nines09

Gah, there are TONS of fire ants in Texas and the worst part about those little suckers is they don’t bite right away—they wait until a bunch have crawled onto you, then they all bite at once. Thankfully, I haven’t run into any here on the East Coast. Then again, I’ve never lived in the burbs up here and the urban areas are mostly concrete, so there’s no place for them to build their nests.

There are not nearly as many creepy, crawly, stingy, poisonous things up here as there are down in TX, but you know what you have a bunch of up here that they don’t have in TX? Those biting flies—I hate those things.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:29:52pm

re: #61 nines09

One standard creationist dodge for this is to burble mindlessly about microevolution vs. macroevolution.

However, I still like the idea of obliging creationists to make do with antibiotics that are no better than placebos because of drug resistance. It would be educational.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:30:55pm

re: #61 nines09

So now I’m thinking about the swift, and remember one of us had the Audubon book on reptiles for North America. That’s how we tagged it. So I just now did a Wiki on it and this popped up;

Quote;
Response to fire ant predation[edit]
In 70 years, according to a study published in 2009, eastern fence lizards in parts of the United States have adapted to have longer legs and new behaviors to escape the red imported fire ant, which can kill the lizard in under a minute.[8]
End

Put that in your pipe and smoke it creationists.

Funny how much stuff I have stored in my head. Hope I don’t run out of storage….

I just saw a photo of (human) leg full of fire ant bites on twitter. Fortunately, when I went to get its posting info, I was distracted by this one:

If you would like to see the fire ant bites and pustules, I can go back for it.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:31:07pm

re: #52 TedStriker

Soooo…. everyone gets one free rape?

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:31:35pm

re: #70 EPR-radar

One standard creationist dodge for this is to burble mindlessly about microevolution vs. macroevolution.

However, I still like the idea of obliging creationists to make do with antibiotics that are no better than placebos because of drug resistance. It would be educational.

I listened to an episode of On Point yesterday about the first “superbug” landing in the US. I’m now reasonably sure this is how we’re all going to die.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:31:54pm

re: #69 CuriousLurker

Biting flies aren’t dainty little bloodsuckers like mosquitos. They can take a real chunk out of you.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:33:59pm

What a thoughtful author:

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:34:31pm

re: #68 InfidelOfFreedom

Well his fans aren’t gonna like that.

They’ll just tell themselves he’s only saying that because he has to, but once elected he’ll stop being so PC. Didn’t the stormfront knuckle-draggers say something to the effect that they “understood” why he had to distance himself from them?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:35:32pm

re: #72 Jebediah, RBG

Soooo…. everyone gets one free rape?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:35:41pm

re: #72 Jebediah, RBG

Soooo…. everyone gets one free rape?

It was only his first murder, no harm done.

///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:36:02pm

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

The rapist is white and has “connections”…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:36:14pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:38:26pm

re: #67 HappyWarrior

Getting Don King to speak for your character, that’s good. Hillary has John Lewis and Trump has Don King.

Cons gotta stick together, It’s tough out there for the little guy.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:39:15pm

re: #76 CuriousLurker

They’ll just tell themselves he’s only saying that because he has to, but once elected he’ll stop being so PC. Didn’t the stormfront knuckle-draggers say somethign to the effect that they “understood” why he had to distance himself from them?

Yep that sounds right. The wink and nod are just assumed at this point.

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:40:53pm

re: #61 nines09

So now I’m thinking about the swift, and remember one of us had the Audubon book on reptiles for North America. That’s how we tagged it. So I just now did a Wiki on it and this popped up;

Quote;
Response to fire ant predation[edit]
In 70 years, according to a study published in 2009, eastern fence lizards in parts of the United States have adapted to have longer legs and new behaviors to escape the red imported fire ant, which can kill the lizard in under a minute.[8]
End

Put that in your pipe and smoke it creationists.

Funny how much stuff I have stored in my head. Hope I don’t run out of storage….

Oh, look! Its the topic of the day:

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:42:35pm

Billy Crystal just did an incredible eulogy. Bravo!

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:43:08pm

Oh, hey, you guys will like this—saw it on the BBC News app this morning.

Here’s the video. Gotta love the part (around 01:30) where she flipped off the Russian court, LOL:

Nadia Savchenko ‘They tried to break me’ new latest= BBC News

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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:43:49pm

re: #84 Eric The Fruit Bat

Billy Crystal just did an incredible eulogy. Bravo!

I’m watching that too. All choked up.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:44:50pm

re: #86 ObserverArt

I have it streaming in the background.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:45:14pm

re: #84 Eric The Fruit Bat

Billy Crystal just did an incredible eulogy. Bravo!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:46:26pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:48:10pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:48:57pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:50:52pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Oh, hey, you guys will like this—saw it on the BBC News app this morning.

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Here’s the video. Gotta love the part (around 01:30) where she flipped off the Russian court, LOL:

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Example for those that say women shouldn’t serve in the military in dangerous positions like a pilot or in the infantry.

I think she has more ‘guts’ than some of the guys.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:52:44pm

re: #91 Dr. Matt

Looks like they’ll have to rely on human barnacle, Sheldon Adelson, for all their slush fund needs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:52:47pm

!!!!!!!!!

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:53:19pm

re: #84 Eric The Fruit Bat

Billy Crystal just did an incredible eulogy. Bravo!

Looks like the Westboro cretins showed up, but were mostly ignored/drowned out.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:54:10pm

re: #95 CuriousLurker

Looks like the Westboro cretins showed up, but were mostly ignored/drowned out.

Have they endorsed Trump yet?

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:54:48pm

re: #92 ObserverArt

Example for those that say women shouldn’t serve in the military in dangerous positions like a pilot or in the infantry.

I think she has more ‘guts’ than some of the guys.

Yeah, she looks pretty formidable. I know I sure wouldn’t wan tot tangle with her!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:55:22pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:56:42pm

re: #91 Dr. Matt

Better headline: Trump gets Kochblocked.

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TK-421  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:57:41pm

Just got back from the vet. George has eye herpes. :/

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451_Montag  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:58:32pm

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

The only consolation from this fucked up case is that the 6 month pittance of a sentence has generated a huge bowl back, which means the little shit will never be anonymous again. If he had got what he deserved it would have been a single media cycle and he would then be forgotten by most. Now he more people have taken notice.

I’m not wiping a single solitary tear from my cheek over him.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 10, 2016 • 2:58:51pm

re: #71 EPR-radar

If you would like to see the fire ant bites and pustules, I can go back for it.

NOT NECESSARY JUST KITTEHS IS GOOD THANK YOU!!!

Whoops. Replied to wrong comment…was supposed to be reply to Wrenchwench #71

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:00:04pm
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Nyet  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:01:41pm

re: #92 ObserverArt

Example for those that say women shouldn’t serve in the military in dangerous positions like a pilot or in the infantry.

I think she has more ‘guts’ than some of the guys.

Then again, the Jill Stein wing of the progressive movement would prolly say she’s another Ukrainian neo-Nazi and that they “understand” Putin.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:01:43pm

re: #101 451_Montag

The only consolation from this fucked up case is that the 6 month pittance of a sentence has generated a huge bowl back, which means the little shit will never be anonymous again. If he had got what he deserved it would have been a single media cycle and he would then be forgotten by most. Now he more people have taken notice.

I’m not wiping a single solitary tear from my cheek over him.

I’m hoping for the added bonus that the judge goes down with him.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:01:48pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I’m sure there are people who are saying the people angry at the judge, the rapist, and the rapist’s father are worse than the rape itself because of course we live in this kind of reality where the people who attack Trump’s racism are actually the racists.

MRAs are claiming that Brock is the real victim. They even go as far as demonizing the two Swedish bikers who rescued her. David Futrelle covers this on the “WE HUNTED THE MAMMOTH” blog.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:02:02pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

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LOLOLOL

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:02:12pm

re: #100 TK-421

How does one get that? Is it easy to treat?

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Ming5000  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:02:36pm

re: #90 goddamnedfrank

You know what? Fuck the GOP.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:04:40pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

Pandas are just awesome. I could watch panda videos all day.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:04:50pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

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I got a big kick out of this one the other day. No, it’s MINE—give it to me!!

Watch: Giant pandas create trouble as staff cleans their house

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:06:00pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

!!!!!!!!!

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That is awful and scary.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:07:11pm

re: #111 CuriousLurker

I got a big kick out of this one the other day. No, it’s MINE—give it to me!!:

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OMG I love this one!! Another gal in my office and I are obsessed with pandas. I think we’ve watched this one three times. Instant day-brightener.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:08:50pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:10:11pm

re: #111 CuriousLurker

I got a big kick out of this one the other day. No, it’s MINE—give it to me!!

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So damn funny. Best job in the world.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:10:25pm

re: #101 451_Montag

I read today that it’s very possible he won’t spend the entire six months in jail. Iirc, he’ll spend something like 2-3 months incarcerated in the county jail. Turner is already appealing his sentence. Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX] spoke about the case on the House floor. Poe seemed to be pissed that Turner’s sentence is so short and is calling for the judge to be removed from office.

“Poe, who was a prosecutor and a criminal court judge over the past 30 years, says he has met many rape victims and learned that the attacks devastate their lives. “This judge got it wrong,” said Poe. “In this case, the court and the defendant’s father wanted a pass for the rapist because he was a big shot swimmer,” said the congressman.”
theepochtimes.com

Poe’s comments surprise the hell out of me because I didn’t expect him to side with the victim. I have to give him props for being on the right side of this issue and for making his position part of the public record.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:10:26pm

re: #113 InfidelOfFreedom

OMG I love this one!! Another gal in my office and I are obsessed with pandas. I think we’ve watched this one three times. Instant day-brightener.

They’re wayyyy too cute. They seem to think the whole leaf cleaning thing is a big game of tag, and if you have the basket of leaves you’re It.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:11:04pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

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Well, you know, because they’re so downtrodden. I mean, only 44 of the last 44 Presidents have been Christians. Well, maybe 43. Jefferson was a Deist.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:12:08pm

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It is, but the judge can make an exception if he feels there are extenuating circumstances, which is what he did here.

Apparently it was a probation officer who made the six month recommendation that the judge followed. Whomever that was deserves some attention too.

My jaw just about hit the floor when I read this morning that he had made a statement to the effect that he was from a small town and so hadn’t been exposed to alcohol and drugs and wasn’t prepared for the party culture of college.

Anyone who thinks high school kids in small towns don’t have access to alcohol, and don’t drink is probably too stupid to tie their own shoes. Also, I think he’s from a suburb rather than a true small town. They drink in the suburbs too…
Edit: “He” in the second paragraph would be Brock Turner

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:12:18pm

re: #117 CuriousLurker

They’re wayyyy too cute. They seem to think the whole leaf cleaning thing is a big game of tag, and if you have the basket of leaves you’re It.

I also liked the one messing with the unattended broom.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:13:25pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

For decades, Republicans have made little secret of the fact that they believe only Christians are real Americans. If I am not mistaken, even George H.W. suggested atheists not be allowed to vote (!!!).

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:14:16pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:15:12pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

I told my buddy that if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear these pandas studied the Marx Brothers.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:15:55pm

re: #121 InfidelOfFreedom

For decades, Republicans have made little secret of the fact that they believe only Christians are real Americans. If I am not mistaken, even George H.W. suggested atheists not be allowed to vote (!!!).

I don’t think that has ever been confirmed.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:16:12pm

re: #106 Patricia Kayden

Their hypocrisy is stunning. If one of their loved ones was the victim, they’d want the perpetrator to spend as much time behind bars as possible, but since it’s someone else’s loved one she must have been asking to be raped because she happened to drink too much at a frat party. SMDH. Persons like those you mention in your post seem to find it very hard to empathize with others which is what I think makes them take such a callous attitude toward the young woman Brock Turner raped.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:16:47pm

re: #124 calochortus

I don’t think that has ever been confirmed.

Good to know, thanks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:18:40pm

So, one of my kittehs “disappeared” her collar this week, so I got her another one yesterday.

She just jumped up on my lap and sneered at me, with her unadorned neck….

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:18:58pm

re: #121 InfidelOfFreedom

For decades, Republicans have made little secret of the fact that they believe only Christians are real Americans. If I am not mistaken, even George H.W. suggested atheists not be allowed to vote (!!!).

They also believe most Christians aren’t Christian. Theirs is a very specific, highly-inventive reading of scripture and parable where the entire document proves how awesome GOP “Christian” voters are, no matter how they behave.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:20:12pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

Check out this one. It has drunk Panda dialog added, LOL:

Drunk Panda

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:20:44pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, one of my kittehs “disappeared” her collar this week, so I got her another one yesterday.

She just jumped up on my lap and sneered at me, with her unadorned neck….

LOL

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:22:54pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

Check out this one. It has drunk Panda dialog added, LOL:

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Video

Hahaha I think I know that panda! (Or I may have been that panda…)

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:24:23pm

re: #119 calochortus

Apparently it was a probation officer who made the six month recommendation that the judge followed. Whomever that was deserves some attention too.

My jaw just about hit the floor when I read this morning that he had made a statement to the effect that he was from a small town and so hadn’t been exposed to alcohol and drugs and wasn’t prepared for the party culture of college.

Anyone who thinks high school kids in small towns don’t have access to alcohol, and don’t drink is probably too stupid to tie their own shoes. Also, I think he’s from a suburb rather than a true small town. They drink in the suburbs too…
Edit: “He” in the second paragraph would be Brock Turner

I swear I read that he was actually BUSTED for underage drinking. Lied to the judge, judge found out & didn’t care.

Plus they have texts all about weed & drinking.

It’s a sham.

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calochortus  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:25:21pm

re: #132 Stanley Sea

I swear I read that he was actually BUSTED for underage drinking. Lied to the judge, judge found out & didn’t care.

Plus they have texts all about weed & drinking.

It’s a sham.

Yup, “juvenile in possession of alcohol.”

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TedStriker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:25:43pm

re: #127 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, one of my kittehs “disappeared” her collar this week, so I got her another one yesterday.

She just jumped up on my lap and sneered at me, with her unadorned neck….

Feline Houdini

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:26:47pm

re: #119 calochortus

I taught in a small GA town for over 30 years, and you’re right. Kids in small towns do the same things kids in large cities do. They get drunk, commit suicide [unfortunately,] have abortions, bully their classmates, commit crimes, get sent to jail and prison as teens, get pregnant out of wedlock, etc. NPR had a report a few years ago about a mid-sized town in GA in which there was a high rate of venereal disease. The investigation revealed that kids were having sex parties after school and on weekends. The parents and town officials described the town’s residents as being very conservative. Sometimes parents don’t know what their kids are doing when they’re not in their presence. Brock Turner’s parents blame him moving from the Midwest to CA on his behavior. Lots of kids move away from home to attend college and most of them are never involved in incidents like the one Brock Turner was involved in.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:30:16pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

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Wow…what the fuck?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:32:50pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

Check out this one. It has drunk Panda dialog added, LOL:

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BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Look at the suggested “drunk panda” videos that show up when that one is finished:

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:35:11pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

hahahaha

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:37:22pm

re: #135 majii

Lots of kids move away from home to attend college and most of them are never involved in incidents like the one Brock Turner was involved in.

THIS.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:38:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:38:55pm
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Swift2991  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:39:09pm

On the other hand, Mother Jones was sued over writing about the 47% Romney speech, and letting you click through to the video. Ridiculous, right? First amendment case all the way through. But they still had to go to court and blow through millions for lawyers, and strangely enough, Mother Jones is not endowed by billionaires. They won, but it hurt bad.

It used to be illegal to pay for somebody else’s lawsuit. I can see why they stopped that, but here’s an idea: make it illegal for somebody to fund a suit without making his name public.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:40:11pm

re: #136 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Wow…what the fuck?

I heard it live. I’m sure it’s on youtube by now.

Imagine in his voice:

We respect Christian Americans.

Christian.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:40:33pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:41:17pm

re: #143 Stanley Sea

I heard it live. I’m sure it’s on youtube by now.

Imagine in his voice:

We respect Christian Americans.

Christian.

Oh I believe it. I just facepalmed when I saw it.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:43:19pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’ll learn ya’, ya’ varmint!

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:43:38pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A good guy with a lasso!

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Tigger2  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:47:17pm

re: #147 CuriousLurker

A good guy with a lasso!

Yep I’m glad he didn’t have a gun the bike could have been hurt. //////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:48:55pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:49:45pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:50:00pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:50:11pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:50:24pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:50:42pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:50:56pm

And now I’m pooped.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:54:10pm

re: #69 CuriousLurker

Gah, there are TONS of fire ants in Texas and the worst part about those little suckers is they don’t bite right away—they wait until a bunch have crawled onto you, then they all bite at once. Thankfully, I haven’t run into any here on the East Coast. Then again, I’ve never lived in the burbs up here and the urban areas are mostly concrete, so there’s no place for them to build their nests.

There are not nearly as many creepy, crawly, stingy, poisonous things up here as there are down in TX, but you know what you have a bunch of up here that they don’t have in TX? Those biting flies—I hate those things.

Black flies. Gnats. The French Canadiens would call them Midges. No-See-Ums.Up in Canada Cottage Country they cannot work in bad hatches. Or their other name; Sparks from Hell. I live by a river and we have our hatches. Most years they spray for them. The cleaner the water, the more larvae hatch. At one point in my life, probably because of my chemical makeup, I was a black fly magnet. Ate me alive. And I would get welts from them. Here’s a tip. Best non toxic gnat and bug repellant (for me anyway) is Avon Skin So Soft. Personally it works like a charm on Black Flies.They don’t just bite, they take chunks with them. 89% teeth. I used to say if they were the size of house flies we would all be dead.

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A Cranky One  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:54:31pm

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

And now I’m pooped.

And now I’m hungry!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:57:02pm

Ooooh

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 3:58:41pm

I think I got those in the right order….

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:06:58pm

re: #159 wrenchwench

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I think I got those in the right order….

I don’t get it—why is that news?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:07:48pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

It’s easy to see why they are endangered.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:08:58pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

The newspaper King publishes in Cleveland was the prop Trump used in the WP interview to “prove” he isn’t a racist. It backfired when King told the NYDN that he hadn’t endorsed Trump. That he took the newspaper and used it in an interview with a WP reporter informs me that Trump is an entertainer who thinks he’s competing in a reality TV show. It’s been my experience that if one isn’t racist, one doesn’t make racist comments. I’m not understanding Trump’s defenders who are saying he’s not racist. Ben Carson said that Trump was “speaking out loud,” which says to me that in spite of his claim to be a great Christian, Carson’s Christianity doesn’t extend to telling the truth if he’s willing to deny what we all heard. Carson’s comment reminds me of Romney saying that some things should only be discussed in “quiet rooms.” In other words, Carson is rubber-stamping Trump’s racist attitudes toward his fellow citizens as long as Trump doesn’t express them in public. Cowards, all of them are cowards.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:09:05pm

re: #159 wrenchwench

Did you see Santos’ other tweet?

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:10:14pm

re: #160 CuriousLurker

I don’t get it—why is that news?

Because Arizona is boring.

Lunch has been missed. Someone’s hungry.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:10:17pm

re: #157 A Cranky One

So am I!

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:12:18pm

re: #162 majii

It’s been my experience that if one isn’t racist, one doesn’t make racist comments.

Exactly. From the article Fernanda Santos tweeted, above:

Word to the wise: If you have to say “I’m not trying to be racist,” you’re probably being racist.

huffingtonpost.com

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:13:29pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:13:58pm

re: #163 CuriousLurker

Did you see Santos’ other tweet?

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No, I missed that. Thanks. She’s good. She took a firefighting class so she could write a book about firefighters.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:14:39pm

re: #162 majii

Oops, accidentally pasted your quote in my #166. Fixed now.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:15:33pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

Oh, the indignity…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:16:15pm

re: #170 CuriousLurker

I have never seen a sadder looking cat.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:18:05pm
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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:18:40pm

re: #163 CuriousLurker

I don’t think Austen thought there was anything wrong with the things she said. It’s likely that she didn’t because those she associates with probably have thoughts similar to hers. One thing the Huffpo article reveals about her to me is that she’s what I call an “equal opportunity” racist and bigot.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:19:04pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

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She doesn’t have to worry about anyone crowding her that’s for sure.

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Tigger2  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:19:39pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

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That is just so wrong on so many levels lol

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ObserverArt  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:20:21pm

Saw the comments about Brock Turner Swim Criminal Rapist Punk.

That bull about being a small town kid…yeah right. He’s from Oakwood Ohio, all of two or three miles from Dayton and just a tad south of the University of Dayton.

Hardly out in the sticks of Ohio. Plenty of areas for him to learn all kinds of big city stuff.

Actually only a few parts of Ohio are truly small town and isolated. Between Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, Akron and some medium sized cities like Springfield, Mansfield, Youngstown/Warren, Stubenville, mot many people are an hour from any population. And we know how youngsters with a license can get around.

But Oakwood, Pfft. Dad is as much a criminal as his son. I’d like to look into daddy’s past. I bet you there is some activity there that the old man thinks is just fine because he did it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:21:39pm

re: #163 CuriousLurker

Did you see Santos’ other tweet?

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More PC run amok.//

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DesertDenizen  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:27:53pm

re: #38 wrenchwench

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Wherever Eastern fences are found!

Why is there a sea turtle hiding in the middle of Easter Fence Lizard territory?

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A Cranky One  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:29:16pm

re: #178 DesertDenizen

Why is there a sea turtle hiding in the middle of Easter Fence Lizard territory?

That’s not a sea turtle. It’s Mitch McConnell.

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jeffreyw  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:29:29pm

Imgur
Mmm… Sticky Wings!

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wrenchwench  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:29:35pm

re: #178 DesertDenizen

Why is there a sea turtle hiding in the middle of Easter Fence Lizard territory?

It must be lost. Maybe it took a left at Albuquerque.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:29:56pm

re: #162 majii

Defending the indefensible. You’ve heard all this before in your life. From liars. And they are cowards. I like to think of them as hyenas. But actually, hyenas have more class.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:34:01pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yea… that’s the ticket!

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:35:19pm

re: #4 Feline Fearless Leader

Looking at Google map because I wasn’t too sure where Ault is.

Not to far from Dieppe, which carries a nasty taste as a Canadian.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:36:25pm

re: #184 Romantic Heretic

Looking at Google map because I wasn’t too sure where Ault is.

Not to far from Dieppe, which carries a nasty taste as a Canadian.

Yes it most certainly does…

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:36:30pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:39:42pm
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DesertDenizen  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:42:33pm

re: #181 wrenchwench

It must be lost. Maybe it took a left at Albuquerque.

On his way to Cuuuuuuuuuucamonga? When I moved down you Cucamonga and gave my a dress to my grandmother in Cleveland, she paused a few seconds, then asked “Cucamonga is a real place?”

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:43:12pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:43:45pm

re: #187 Skip Intro

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Hope groups like that catch on. By the end Trump will have an aneurysm from screaming about all the people who are unfair to him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:44:17pm

re: #189 CuriousLurker

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Congrats to Malia.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:48:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:50:29pm

re: #192 The Vicious Babushka

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Didn’t know about this. Why am I not surprised.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:50:59pm

re: #192 The Vicious Babushka

Go Keith! I can’t imagine how pissed off he must be about Trump’s comment about “Christian America”.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:51:25pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:52:11pm

re: #188 DesertDenizen

On his way to Cuuuuuuuuuucamonga? When I moved down you Cucamonga and gave my a dress to my grandmother in Cleveland, she paused a few seconds, then asked “Cucamonga is a real place?”

Everybody laughed when the Clampetts talked about the towns back home like Bug Tussle, like that was the hickiest thing ever. Well, children, there really is a Bug Tussle. But it’s in—wait for it—California!

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:53:09pm

re: #192 The Vicious Babushka

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Whoops.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:53:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:53:47pm

re: #195 Charles Johnson

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Yeah but the war on women is a liberal lie, just ask a white conservative male.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:54:08pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

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What in the name of fuck.

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TK-421  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:54:53pm

re: #108 Jebediah, RBG

Not sure, there was a lot going on. Got him a distemper/rabies shot. They took his blood and urine, gave me creme for his eye and treats. The treats are supposed to help and the doc said that if he keeps on the treats his eye issue may stay at bay. I have a 2 week follow up, that’ll be one of my questions when we go.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:54:54pm

How about we talk about how Trump actually rips off veterans and mocks former POWs.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:55:09pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:55:31pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

What in the name of fuck.

Some stupid trumpers out there.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:55:54pm

re: #203 Charles Johnson

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Hahahaha. That’s gold.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:56:20pm

re: #204 Stanley Sea

Some stupid trumpers out there.

They’re his base.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:57:56pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

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Yes they are. That. Fucking. Stupid.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 4:59:56pm

re: #207 nines09

Yes they are. That. Fucking. Stupid.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:00:17pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

What in the name of fuck.

A lot of Lie-bruls borrowed Obama’s time machine to pull some really dirty tricks….

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:01:11pm

At the Trump Rally:

twitter.com

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:02:23pm

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Or…..I’m With Stupid.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:04:43pm

re: #210 jaunte

At the Trump Rally:

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Jesus.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:04:58pm

re: #202 HappyWarrior

How about we talk about how Trump actually rips off veterans and mocks former POWs.

Among other people.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:05:58pm

To take the sour taste of the Trump Supporter dating service out of your mouths:

Apparently, there’s a Trekkie dating service.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:07:04pm

re: #213 Skip Intro

Among other people.

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The Grace ad. Better play non stop.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:07:48pm

re: #213 Skip Intro

Among other people.

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But he’s not a bigot, just ask him!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:09:00pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior

But he’s not a bigot, just ask him!

Yeah, but wasn’t that guy a Polack, too?//

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:10:14pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:11:11pm

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:11:35pm

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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They must be really buttering up Empty Suit. Mr. Mittens? “Yes?” Money on line 3….

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:12:30pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

Why him, why him, why why?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:13:22pm

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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Yeah Mitt is just as bigoted. He loved getting Nugent’s support too.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:13:34pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

Oh, the horror!

She said she hasn’t been able to decorate a new home because she can’t bear to put up happy photos of her family.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:13:49pm

Pro-tip: If your family member or friend is convicted of rape, just keep your mouth shut.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:15:05pm

re: #198 Stanley Sea

Speaker at Trump rally wonders how many Americans died in Vietnam because Bill and Hillary Clinton’s work on behalf of the Communists.

Oooh, oooh, I know the answer!!

ZERO!!

Seriously, what sort of idiot is spouting this nonsense in 2016?

Right… it’s a Trump rally, take your pick.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:15:38pm

re: #220 nines09

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Conservatives never think about the long game. The Left plays chess, the Right plays tiddlywinks.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:15:46pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

Offs.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:15:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:17:30pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:17:52pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:18:45pm

Mark Cuban is slaying Trump right now on MSNBC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:19:39pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

these people….

*spit*

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:19:40pm

Jake Tapper muted me when we got into a Twitter argument over him bashing Obama for no good reason.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:19:41pm

re: #226 Dr. Matt

Conservatives never think about the long game. The Left plays chess, the Right plays tiddlywinks.

But they won with that. I want to see them crash and burn. Down to the ground. It’s the only way any change will come.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:19:42pm

re: #228 Charles Johnson

Trump only picks on minorities when they’re uppity.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:20:06pm

re: #233 Charles Johnson

Jake Tapper muted me when we got into a Twitter argument over him bashing Obama for no good reason.

Fair And Balanced, after all.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:20:23pm

A freeper ponders deep questions:

So Why Do All These Books About the Clintons Come Out Now?

I’ll save the suspense: It’s a conspiracy rather than, say, market forces in one of the most competitive and opportunistic industries in the world.
The idea is that the Soros-controlled gay/Muslim/lefty media moguls realize that Hillary cannot beat Trump and they are trying to get rid of her before the convention. Or something like that.

Note: A “vanity” is a post written by the poster, rather than linked from some other media.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:20:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:22:41pm
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makeitstop  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:23:22pm

Evening, Lizards!

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:23:37pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hell, it could be 192%. Like the tides, these things are impossible to understand.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:23:57pm

Small hands, small crowds…

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:23:58pm

re: #241 Skip Intro

Hell, it could be 192%. Like the tides, these things are impossible to understand.

Magnets.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:24:34pm

re: #238 Charles Johnson

Newt and his Turbo Lover

Whisper…….”Newt? Baby? I think I need an oil change. I can’t blink….”

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:24:53pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Officially, unemployment is 4.7%. Trump says it could be 42%. Pants on Fire. bit.ly

42% unemployment?!! LOL. Then who the hell is fucking up my commute every morning and every evening?!

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KingKenrod  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:25:50pm

It would be awesome if even Trump supporters are embarrassed to show up at his rallies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:26:14pm

re: #245 Dr. Matt

42% unemployment?!! LOL. Then who the hell is fucking up my commute every morning and every evening?!

People in their free Obamacars driving to get their daily free Obamastuffs…

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:26:55pm

re: #244 nines09

THE PSYCHO HAIR HELMET WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:09pm

re: #246 KingKenrod

It would be awesome if even Trump supporters are embarrassed to show up at his rallies.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:12pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He really is a moron.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:12pm

re: #245 Dr. Matt

42% unemployment?!! LOL. Then who the hell is fucking up my commute every morning and every evening?!

Free Shit aficionados in their OBeemers.

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Cheechako  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:13pm

re: #245 Dr. Matt

It’s all them “people” going to get their government freebies. //

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:13pm

re: #237 Shiplord Kirel

A freeper ponders deep questions:

So Why Do All These Books About the Clintons Come Out Now?

Eek! One freep commenter has come dangerously close to the Truth!

Ways to interpret what is happening:
1. MSM is greasing the skids for a Biden-Warren ticket
2. MSM is letting all these books/movies out at the same time to minimize damage to Hillary. They will all be viewed as one blip that happened waaaay back in June.
3. It takes everyone about the same time to write a book or make a movie and every one of these writers/directors started about the same time, i.e. when Hillary started up her campaign.
4. Our secret alien lizard overlords are just messing with us.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:19pm

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

While they’re waiting for the Great Man to bless them with his presence, I was able to hear the screeching of a Liberty U prof/Texas Board of Education loon who sounded way too much like Sarah Palin. Listening to her would have been enough to get me to pack up and leave.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:33pm
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TK-421  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:27:35pm

re: #245 Dr. Matt

Welfare queens clogging the roads with their Cadillacs, to pick up T-bones for the strapping young buck. Duh!!

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makeitstop  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:29:10pm

So…yesterday was my lovely wife’s birthday, and we had a really nice dinner last night and she took today off. So I played hooky and we went to the Bronx Zoo for the afternoon. Here are some pics…

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:29:21pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

THE PSYCHO HAIR HELMET WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS

It’s the EYES I tell you, the EYES!!! They follow you EVERYWHERE!!!!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:30:14pm

re: #229 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:30:49pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:30:59pm

re: #245 Dr. Matt

42% unemployment?!! LOL. Then who the hell is fucking up my commute every morning and every evening?!

Children, students, retired people, self-employed people, anyone not getting a paycheck from Big Business, is “unemployed”—when a Democrat’s in the White House. If a Republican wins the election, that goes out the window on January 20.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:31:52pm

re: #259 Stanley Sea

Oy Vey. That Trump person brings out the worst.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:33:08pm

re: #259 Stanley Sea

.@realDonaldTrump for President #Confederate flag sold near Richmond, VA campaign rally. Vendors say few remain.

Not that far from Appomattox.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:34:06pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

these people….

*spit*

My thoughts exactly…

She continues later that Turner will have to register as a sexual offender, and is concerned that he will have to register at the highest tier.

“Brock will have to register at the highest tier which means he is on the same level as a pedophile/child molester. There is no differentiation,” she writes. “The public records will reflect a Tier 3 so people will wrongly assume he is a child molester. I fear for his lifelong safety.”

Other members of Brock Turner’s family had similar sentiments, focusing on the impact on their family and not mentioning the victim.

“We were shocked, and stunned by the outcome and left to the only thing we could do — hold each other and cry. We still are in disbelief,” Turner’s grandparents, Carolyn and Richard Bradfield, wrote. “Brock is the only person being held accountable for the actions of other irresponsible adults.”

Brock Turner’s sister, 22-year-old Caroline Turner, also blames alcohol for the sexual assault. She also does not mention the victim, but says her brother “put himself in a situation and willingly participated in it.”

“Think of the extraordinary potential he has to be a voice in society and speak out against the binge drinking and sexual promiscuity that defines culture on college campuses,” Caroline Turner wrote. “His dreams were shattered in the course of an evening, but every action he took could have been prevented.”

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:34:14pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

THE PSYCHO HAIR HELMET WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS

She could probably run through a plate glass window and not disturb a single hair.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:35:06pm

Of course I am sure the kids lawyers are using the family to gain sympathy for him.

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stpaulbear  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:35:31pm

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

#CNN Richmond, VA Trump Rally. Event holds 12,000 people, the seats are empty, were have your supporters gone?

There’s 15,000 people outside that they won’t let in!!

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Cheechako  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:36:25pm

re: #266 Eclectic Cyborg

Of course I am sure the kids lawyers are using the family to gain sympathy for him.

It worked on the Judge, but not many others.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:36:59pm

re: #267 stpaulbear

There’s 15,000 people outside that they won’t let in!!

The man keeping the Donalds DOWN. Nice to see him NOT have a crown in Richmond.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:38:03pm
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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:38:34pm

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

#CNN Richmond, VA Trump Rally. Event holds 12,000 people, the seats are empty, were have your supporters gone?

Friday night is catfish night at Denny’s.

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Jenner7  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:38:51pm

re: #264 Eclectic Cyborg

“Brock is the only person being held accountable for the actions of other irresponsible adults.”

What does this even mean? What are the actions of other irresponsible adults?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:39:16pm

re: #268 Cheechako

It worked on the Judge, but not many others.

But he’s really the only one who matters from the legal angle, so mission accomplished I guess.

And more proof that privileged athletes can get away with anything in America.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:39:28pm

Katrina has disappointed me. After that bullet necklace I thought she said she was going to wear one made up of baby parts. Did I miss it?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:40:35pm

re: #270 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Katrina Pierson: Romney’s mad because Trump has ‘a Gucci store worth more’ than him

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Romney’s an asshole but I’ve seen high schoolers more clever at comebacks than Pierson. Really? He’s more rich than you? That’s your comeback to your candidate being called a racist? This campaign really is pathetic.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:41:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:41:32pm

re: #276 HappyWarrior

Romney’s an asshole but I’ve seen high schoolers more clever at comebacks than Pierson. Really? He’s more rich than you? That’s your comeback to your candidate being called a racist? This campaign really is pathetic.

That Gucci store worth more than Romney insult has been use before and debunked.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:42:24pm

re: #270 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Katrina Pierson: Romney’s mad because Trump has ‘a Gucci store worth more’ than him

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OMG! Because of what Romney said we’re going to lose our 1st, 2nd, and all those other amendments because of Hillary.

That’s what she said.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:43:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:43:46pm

re: #277 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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But we will harp on about Clinton’s emails. Trump being a racist to a judge last week? Nah not a big deal.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:44:01pm

re: #270 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Katrina Pierson: Romney’s mad because Trump has ‘a Gucci store worth more’ than him

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:44:11pm

re: #280 jaunte

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BIgoted jackasses.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:44:15pm

Niagara Falls of racism.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:44:43pm

re: #280 jaunte

It’s amazing how quickly Trump crowds validate Romney’s point.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:45:09pm

Trump gives them permission and then encouragement.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:45:11pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

That Gucci store worth more than Romney insult has been use before and debunked.

I don’t doubt it but the come back, he has a store worth than you is just sad even if it was true. There are millions of people who are in poverty who have more integrity than Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:45:37pm

re: #285 Skip Intro

It’s amazing how quickly Trump crowds validate Romney’s point.

What the GOP establishment is finding out is that we had a point calling them racist.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:47:13pm

re: #270 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Katrina Pierson: Romney’s mad because Trump has ‘a Gucci store worth more’ than him

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Video

Horrible person. I had to turn it off when she started ranting about voters worried about the government “bringing in ISIS-infitrated refugees.”

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:47:35pm

re: #116 majii

I read today that it’s very possible he won’t spend the entire six months in jail. Iirc, he’ll spend something like 2-3 months incarcerated in the county jail. Turner is already appealing his sentence. Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX] spoke about the case on the House floor. Poe seemed to be pissed that Turner’s sentence is so short and is calling for the judge to be removed from office.

“Poe, who was a prosecutor and a criminal court judge over the past 30 years, says he has met many rape victims and learned that the attacks devastate their lives. “This judge got it wrong,” said Poe. “In this case, the court and the defendant’s father wanted a pass for the rapist because he was a big shot swimmer,” said the congressman.”
theepochtimes.com

Poe’s comments surprise the hell out of me because I didn’t expect him to side with the victim. I have to give him props for being on the right side of this issue and for making his position part of the public record.

I’m jaded. He’s a GOPer complaining about CA soft on crime judges.

Good on him sticking up for that poor woman. He’s a GOPer. There’s an ulterior motive.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:51:18pm

re: #119 calochortus

Apparently it was a probation officer who made the six month recommendation that the judge followed. Whomever that was deserves some attention too.

My jaw just about hit the floor when I read this morning that he had made a statement to the effect that he was from a small town and so hadn’t been exposed to alcohol and drugs and wasn’t prepared for the party culture of college.

Agreed on the probation officer.

It was proven he lied about drugs. Texts from high school showed him texting with a school chum about scoring.

The judge KNEW he lied and purposely dismissed it. It was stated in a prior article.

Jurors are saying they can’t in good conscience be a juror n his court. They’re being excused.

Fuck this judge.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:52:15pm

re: #289 jaunte

Horrible person. I had to turn it off when she started ranting about voters worried about the government “bringing in ISIS-infitrated refugees.”

What pisses me off so much about GOP and right winger voters is they support the kind of FP that creates refugees in the first place. Take Latin America, tehy’re the ones who loved Reagan’s policies in El Salvador and as a result of those policies, a lot of people had to leave El Salvador due to the Civil War. I’m happy to have El Salvadorian immigrants obviously, my sister in law’s sister’s husband is from there and one hell of a guy but those right wingers who bitch about refugees don’t accept that the policies they support have consequences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:52:58pm
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Jenner7  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:53:11pm

Add it to the pile of lies over there ——>

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:53:12pm
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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:53:54pm
Be sure to save a date to visit scenic Cleveland Ohio this summer. It’s going to be a HOT one!
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:55:29pm

re: #295 Dr. Matt

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Trump may have reached his sell-by date even before the convention. Sad!

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Jenner7  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:56:34pm

He said they set this event up yesterday. Nope. Invites sent out a week ago.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:57:18pm

re: #298 Jenner7

He said they set this event up yesterday. Nope. Invites sent out a week ago.

He lies about the most stupid shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:59:51pm

Donald should delete his Richmond rally…

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whitebeach  Jun 10, 2016 • 5:59:57pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

THE PSYCHO HAIR HELMET WILL HAUNT YOUR DREAMS

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:00:24pm

re: #299 HappyWarrior

He lies about the most stupid shit.

Most pathological liars do.

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:00:36pm

re: #299 HappyWarrior

He lies about the most stupid shit.

I said it before and I’ll say it again. How stupid were the people he ripped off all these years? They had to be functioning illiterates. Morons. Complete stooges.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:01:37pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

What pisses me off so much about GOP and right winger voters is they support the kind of FP that creates refugees in the first place. Take Latin America, tehy’re the ones who loved Reagan’s policies in El Salvador and as a result of those policies, a lot of people had to leave El Salvador due to the Civil War. I’m happy to have El Salvadorian immigrants obviously, my sister in law’s sister’s husband is from there and one hell of a guy but those right wingers who bitch about refugees don’t accept that the policies they support have consequences.

Of course rightwingers support those sort of policies: especially when they can be sold as “killing the bad guys” - i.e., killing commies, killing terrorists, etc, and the more the better. But they would, I think, vastly prefer it if the survivors would just stay in their own countries and be grateful for the “freedom” and “democracy” our policies have brought them.

Emphasis on the “survivors” part….

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lawhawk  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:02:11pm

re: #114 goddamnedfrank

What about the rest of us? You know, Jews. Atheists? Mormons. Muslims. Hindus.

You know, everyone who isn’t Christian but is most assuredly American - as American as Trump.

Add this to the reasons to not let Trump anywhere near the White House, even on the tour.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:02:36pm

re: #303 nines09

I said it before and I’ll say it again. How stupid were the people he ripped off all these years? They had to be functioning illiterates. Morons. Complete stooges.

Q.E.D.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:03:06pm

People who want to smell like Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:04:23pm

haaaahaaaahaaaa!!!!!!!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:04:29pm

re: #307 jaunte

People who want to smell like Trump.

I actually do smell like Trump—because I’ve been cleaning the bathroom.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:05:12pm
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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:05:29pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:05:59pm

re: #299 HappyWarrior

He lies about the most stupid shit.

That’s because he lies about everything.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:07:44pm
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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:08:32pm

I would love to say that I’m having something exciting and delicious for dinner tonight, like maybe Linguine with clams, or maybe a small steak with a nice little sauce, or something bony and braised with onions and wine.

Truth is, it was hyper-busy at the shop and I just picked up a bag of White Castle Sliders (with Cheese). It is exactly what I need right now.

RBS

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:08:55pm

re: #307 jaunte

People who want to smell like Trump.

not water soluble, may stain skin, batteries not included
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:10:27pm

Such a clown.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:11:06pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

Wow. Send the whole family straight to hell.

She (mom) said she hasn’t been able to decorate a new home because she can’t bear to put up happy photos of her family. She said Turner was just “trying to fit in with the swimmers he idolized.”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:12:25pm

re: #219 Stanley Sea

Oh boy. Brock Turner’s mother’s letter.

fresnobee.com

They should meet the affluenza family, bet they’d be best of friends (they can all DIAF).

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nines09  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:13:11pm

Nothing but trash with cash, con with a ride.re: #317 MsJ

Empathy. How does that work? Oh. I see.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:13:32pm

re: #317 MsJ

Wow. Send the whole family straight to hell.

Just trying to fit in by raping somebody? WTF. This whole family is rotten. No wonder why this kid thought he could rape someone. I don’t care how drunk he was. There’s no excuse. It may have impaired his judgment but you know what, plenty of murderers have been drunk when they kileld and no one gave them a pass for that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:13:35pm

re: #314 Reality Based Steve

Harold and Kumar approve.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:14:10pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:15:05pm

re: #274 Eclectic Cyborg

And more proof that white privileged athletes can get away with anything in America.

FTFY

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:15:07pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:16:56pm

re: #323 Eric The Fruit Bat

If he had been a college football player in Texas the girl would be in jail for being a troublemaker.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:17:18pm

re: #323 Eric The Fruit Bat

FTFY

You know I thought of that but haven’t there been plenty of black NCAA football players who have gotten away with all kinds of shit?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:18:09pm

re: #326 Eclectic Cyborg

You know I thought of that but haven’t there been plenty of black NCAA football players who have gotten away with all kinds of shit?

YEah there have.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:19:16pm

A shocking development.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:19:25pm

Burn it down

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:19:42pm

re: #326 Eclectic Cyborg

You know I thought of that but haven’t there been plenty of black NCAA football players who have gotten away with all kinds of shit?

People in pro sports get away with a hell of a lot (and I do consider the NCAA to be a pro league).

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:19:52pm

re: #201 TK-421

Well, we here will keep our fingers and paws crossed for you both.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:19:58pm

LOL!
No you didn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:20:26pm

re: #328 jaunte

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A shocking development.

Still thinking about voting for this guy stupid Bernie Bros who think he’s better than Clinton?

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:21:02pm

And he thinks calling him “crazy Bernie” will work.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:21:22pm

re: #329 Stanley Sea

Burn it down

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Ryan will be a weasel on this one way or the other. It’s what the weasel does.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:22:05pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:22:07pm

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

A Trump rally where he didn’t just talk about himself would last around 60 seconds.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:22:18pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:23:50pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:23:53pm

re: #338 jaunte

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People don’t like you Donald because you represent everything wrong about this country. You’re also a thin skinned little baby who can’t disagree with people without acting like a middle schooler. You make George Wallace look dignified.

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freetoken  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:24:36pm
“I don’t want to see trickle-down racism,” Romney told Blitzer.

Isn’t this kind of late?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:24:37pm

re: #339 goddamnedfrank

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Nice shop. That’s my favorite Coen Bros flick, I was amused that Clinton referenced it.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:24:42pm

prescientfrank

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:24:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:25:14pm

re: #341 freetoken

Isn’t this kind of late?

Yep and Romney engaged in subtle racism himself. Fuck Romeny too. He doesn’t get a pass for this shit.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:25:22pm
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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:25:42pm

re: #333 HappyWarrior

If he thinks Bernie Sanders is crazy, it’s very likely he thinks the berners are, too.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:26:03pm

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only way to interpret that is Trump supporters only associate with other racists.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:26:15pm

re: #338 jaunte

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That laugh, he’s mentally ill.

Like the joker.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:26:23pm

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

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People who aren’t racist typically don’t get racial discrimination in housing lawsuits nor do they pretend not to know who David Duke is when he supports them. You’re not only a racist Donald, your’e a cowardly racist.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:26:49pm

re: #347 majii

If he thinks Bernie Sanders is crazy, it’s very likely he thinks the berners are, too.

Yep won’t stop him from pandering to them though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:27:37pm

*cough*

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:28:28pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

“You know who else was on the cover of Time magazine?”

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:28:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:29:06pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*cough*

Yeah so was another guy with a Germanic name with a tendency to scapegoat people.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:29:33pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I’ve been on the cover of Time magazine 5 times in a short period of time.

*cough*

Hitler was once Time’s Man of the Year.

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lockjawcanbefun  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:30:08pm

re: #356 Decatur Deb

I was a co-winner in 2006.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:30:08pm

re: #353 jaunte

“You know who else was on the cover of Time magazine?”

It’s too bad he’s never won Time’s Man of the Year because he’d brag about that too. Really how the hell do wingnuts watch this guy and think yep he’s cool and wel lgrounded and Obama is an egocentrical out of touch elite. I mean damn I know confirmation bias but look at this pos.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:30:25pm
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lawhawk  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:30:46pm

re: #357 lockjawcanbefun

I remember throwing my award back…

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:31:04pm

Fear is the Mind KIller/the Vote Getter.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:31:20pm

re: #359 jaunte

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He’d lose here even without McAullife’s EO.

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Jay C  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:32:24pm

re: #358 HappyWarrior

Really how the hell do wingnuts watch this guy and think yep he’s cool and well-grounded and Obama is an egocentrical out of touch elite. I mean damn I know confirmation bias but look at this pos.

Because one of the above is suffering from a severe case of melanin poisoning, and the other one isn’t.

SATSQ.

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Skip Intro  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:32:28pm

re: #359 jaunte

If Trump wants the court to act quickly he needs to insult a judge.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:32:28pm

re: #357 lockjawcanbefun

I was a co-winner in 2006.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:32:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:33:07pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:33:17pm
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lawhawk  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:33:56pm

These people are delusional:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:34:02pm

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How bad were the other Republican candidates that they lost to this nutzo?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:35:08pm

re: #369 lawhawk

These people are delusional:

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Last I saw dumbass we never said that anyone who says hate speech should be imprisoned, treated like a bigot yes because free speech has consequences.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:35:20pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

How bad were the other Republican candidates that they lost to this nutzo?

They did not mirror the Republican soul as accurately.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:35:55pm

re: #372 Decatur Deb

They did not mirror the Republican soul as accurately.

Yeah Rubio should have started bragging about his hands earlier.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:36:23pm

re: #341 freetoken

I didn’t know until the 2012 election that I’ve spent my entire life looking for the government to give me something, and I didn’t know I live on a “Democrat plantation.” Romney embraced both these views. He also embraced the idea that only minorities are welfare recipients. He may not have been as vocal as Trump is being, but he never made one move to push back on these RW lies because he thought he could use them to win the WH.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:39:05pm

re: #374 majii

I didn’t know until the 2012 election that I’ve spent my entire life looking for the government to give me something, and I didn’t know I live on a “Democrat plantation.” Romney embraced both these views. He also embraced the idea that only minorities are welfare recipients. He may not have been as vocal as Trump is being, but he never made one move to push back on these RW lies because he thought he could use them to win the WH.

Yeah Romney said a lot of the same bigoted crap but more subtly.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:39:51pm
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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:40:30pm

re: #369 lawhawk

Phil Kerpen wrote a whole book
amazon.com
about how Obama was going to subvert Democracy with czars and whatnot; pretty soon the new price will match the $.01 used price.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:41:11pm

Second runner-up for Wonkette’s “Comment of the Week”, channeling Donald Trump:

Asbestos is the greatest stuff ever known to man. My skin color? Asbestos. Beautiful. They sprayed it on me, not a lot of people know this. Marla Maples. Lit me on fire. Nasty, nasty person. Ugly. Old. They fire proofed me. Believe me. Best stuff ever. You could fire a nuclear bomb next to me and I’d walk away from it. Trust me. Wonderful stuff, wonderful. The mob and Hillary Clinton don’t want you using asbestos. But look at me and you can see how good it is. Terrific, terrific stuff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:41:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:41:23pm
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Decatur Deb  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:41:46pm

re: #376 Charles Johnson

Trump’s hand-picked audience is riveted.

And screwed.
And nuts.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:42:13pm

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

His narcissism disgusts me. If he’s as great as he claims to be, wouldn’t others notice it without his having to talk about it constantly? I would think so. I would also think that he’d have hundreds and hundreds of his friends at each of his rallies who would be willing to tell attendees how great he is. Methinks his friends and associates don’t think he’s as great as he claims he is. His constant bragging probably gets on their nerves and compels them to limit social contact with him.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:43:50pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:43:57pm

Chilling

@tressiemcphd

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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:44:27pm

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL!
No you didn’t.
Trump: I spent $55 million of my own money on my campaign during primaries.
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Since he basically lent it to himself, is he going to stiff himself on the payback, especially if he doesn’t win? He seems to have no problems stiffing the little guy

RBS

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:45:16pm

re: #384 Stanley Sea

Can’t see tweets, not going to follow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:45:17pm

I don’t think there’s even 2,000 there, unless they’re including the protesters outside.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:45:35pm

re: #384 Stanley Sea

Chilling

@tressiemcphd

What was it? It’s protected.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:46:00pm

Nope. No racism here. Just a joke, you see. Believe me.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:47:36pm

re: #369 lawhawk

Phil Kerpen is one of Chuck C Johnson’s buddies.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:48:10pm

re: #386 Eclectic Cyborg

Can’t see tweets, not going to follow.

I need Jaunte to screen shot.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:49:08pm

re: #359 jaunte

The felons in VA have paid their debt to society, so why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote? This is a suppress the vote tactic. Trump is trying to start some sh*t in VA which he hopes will lead to McAuliffe reversing his decision on allowing former felons to vote.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:49:28pm

re: #391 Stanley Sea

Is this the one?

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:49:49pm

re: #10 Feline Fearless Leader

It looks like a Spangles with Spanish French language signs. (Fixed it.)

Right down to the Marilyn Monroe mannequin in the window and Elvis perched on top of the building.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:50:38pm

re: #393 jaunte

Is this the one?

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Ya, thanks. My keystrokes are too damn slow.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:53:31pm

re: #389 teleskiguy

Don’t you just admire his mature nature? He has the greatest level of maturity of anyone in the U.S.! /s/

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:56:36pm

As if the Stanford rape case couldn’t get any worse…

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 6:59:42pm

re: #25 InfidelOfFreedom

Just how fucking stupid do they think we are? No one in the world thinks an old white Republican guy quoting a Biblical death curse to a black President is a joke. He is a joke of a human being and I hope he never hears the end of this.

Right before the outrage began on Twitter, I posted my thoughts on this when I came across it as a very long E-mail to my stable of family and friends, and here at LGF.

Did I start something? Or coincidence? Next up we talk about the Bermuda Triangle.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:00:21pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:01:52pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:08:10pm

C’mon Obama! Sign the damn executive order removing cannabis from the drug schedule altogether. Alcohol is not a scheduled drug, why the fuck should cannabis be?

25 states (half the union!) have medical marijuana laws (or better! in the case of Colorado, Oregon, Washington state, Washington, D.C. and Alaska). Cut the bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:08:39pm

re: #399 goddamnedfrank

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When the hell did Bernie ever campaign for other progressive politicians Cenk? Clinton meanwhile has campaigned for several. See, that’s a key difference with her and Bernie. Clinton may not always agree with her progressive colleagues but she has their backs. Bernie OTOH would rather present a narrative of Bernie against the world and then act shocked when very few people back him for the high office. I just love the idea that the progressive politicians like Warren owed Bernie anything. Bernie couldn’t even campaign for candidates like John Fetterman who supported him.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:08:51pm

“…The American Right has become willfully disengaged from its fellow citizens thanks to a wonderful virtual-reality machine in which conservatives, both elite and grassroots, can believe anything they wish, no matter how at odds it is with reality.

They can wake up in the morning and read email newsletters filled with nonsense from the likes of Dick Morris along with false promises of “secret cancer cures.” As they make their breakfast, they can flip through websites utterly devoid of reporting and data analysis predicting that Democrats are on the run and Hillary Clinton is sure to be indicted. During the work day, they can turn on the radio and listen to Christian nationalists like Bryan Fischer tell them how the Founding Fathers intended to provide religious freedom only to Christians.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:09:29pm

re: #401 teleskiguy

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C’mon Obama! Sign the damn executive order removing cannabis from the drug schedule altogether. Alcohol is not a scheduled drug, why the fuck should cannabis be?

25 states (half the union!) have medical marijuana laws (or better! in the case of Colorado, Oregon, Washington state, Washington, D.C. and Alaska). Cut the bullshit.

If I do have a gripe with Obama, it is this. I’m not a single issue voter at all but I really think it’s something that the administration could ahve worked on but perhaps that will come in the next one.

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:10:19pm
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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:10:50pm

re: #401 teleskiguy

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C’mon Obama! Sign the damn executive order removing cannabis from the drug schedule altogether. Alcohol is not a scheduled drug, why the fuck should cannabis be?

25 states (half the union!) have medical marijuana laws (or better! in the case of Colorado, Oregon, Washington state, Washington, D.C. and Alaska). Cut the bullshit.

A cop friend of mine here in TN flat out told me that if you are going to Bonaroo and are driving a car with Colorado plates, you will get stopped and searched.

RBS

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:11:14pm

re: #404 HappyWarrior

I’m holding out for an ‘October Surprise!’ A week before the election Obama announces legal cannabis. Or right before he leaves office on 20 January. I’m holding out hope!

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:11:32pm

re: #406 Reality Based Steve

A cop friend of mine here in TN flat out told me that if you are going to Bonaroo and are driving a car with Colorado plates, you will get stopped and searched.

RBS

Holy shit!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:11:55pm

re: #403 jaunte

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It’s nice to see a conservative columnist be honest with the problems that face his ideology without making excuses so props to you Matthew Sheffield.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:12:03pm

re: #406 Reality Based Steve

I’m tweeting this comment. As a warning to my friends.

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:12:26pm

re: #73 InfidelOfFreedom

I listened to an episode of On Point yesterday about the first “superbug” landing in the US. I’m now reasonably sure this is how we’re all going to die.

As it turns out, there is a research group trying to identify novel bacteria (because many species of bacteria create their own antibiotics to eliminate the competition).

Strangely enough, they found a bunch of novel bacteria that have antimicrobial properties in the model Dalek at the BBC headquaters (in its snout).

When testing the bacteria found in the Dalek, several of the species were able to kill the lab reference resistant bacteria the research group is using to find new antibiotics.

So the Daleks may actually come to save us rather than destroy us. Dr. Who was wrong all along. Exterminate! Exterminate! was meant for microbes, not bbc.co.uk.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:12:29pm

re: #407 teleskiguy

I’m holding out for an ‘October Surprise!’ A week before the election Obama announces legal cannabis. Or right before he leaves office on 20 January. I’m holding out hope!

Heh it’d be something.

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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:12:40pm

re: #408 teleskiguy

Holy shit!

Of course, it will be because you “changed lanes without signaling”. /////

RBS

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:14:25pm

I think Sheffield did a good job getting at something we’ve all been saying that their problems aren’t just Trump. Sheffield correctly points out that Cruz is just as bigoted towards Muslims. He points out how modern conservatives relish in confirmation bias for their out of touch beliefs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:15:09pm

He didn’t mention it regarding Bryan Fischer but Bryan Fischer is a man who thinks that saving people “feminizes” the CMOH. I mean take away the sexism and that’s still an absurd statement.

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jaunte  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:16:22pm

re: #415 HappyWarrior

So much material to choose from.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:16:42pm

re: #410 teleskiguy

I have a number of friends attending Bonnaroo this weekend, some that have gone every year for a decade. Most of them have some cannabis on them, a few have *a lot* of cannabis on them. I’m somewhat worried now.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:17:53pm

re: #416 jaunte

So much material to choose from.

Yeah, Fischer’s take away from Nazi Germany is that there were a handful of gay Nazis so ergo it’s okay to discriminate against gay people. Funny how that doesn’t apply to the heterosexual German Christians that were much more numerous in the NSDAP than gay people. Fischer has a history of statements that frankly make Pat Robertson look like Aquinas.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:20:39pm

Maybe Brock Turner’s mother will try to arrange a hit on the judge like Kevin Coe’s mother.

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Reality Based Steve  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:25:51pm

I’m off to bed, going to just chill out, read a while, have a nice tall cold drink. Catch you all later on.

RBS

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:26:22pm

re: #121 InfidelOfFreedom

For decades, Republicans have made little secret of the fact that they believe only Christians are real Americans. If I am not mistaken, even George H.W. suggested atheists not be allowed to vote (!!!).

It is alleged (as a journalist reported it but has no written record or recording) that GHW Bush said that he thought atheists could not be patriotic, and should not be considered citizens.

Made me fell real good about my Commander-in-Chief (as he said that when I was still in the Navy). My mother (a Navy vet) also wasn’t very happy about that.

Rob Sherman was the reporter. He has the discussion of the issue and why he says it is true on his Website.

robsherman.com

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:26:23pm

re: #409 HappyWarrior

It is a good article, but I don’t think republicans will pay much attention to it since they, as the article states, have their own version of reality they prefer and are very dismissive of their fellow citizens. It’s like the 2012 autopsy report. They wasted time and money on it, talked about it but haven’t changed a thing. Example #1. Knowing they need to attract more POC into their party Rubio became a member of “The Gang of Eight.” The group produced an immigration reform bill, and the senate passed it, but it was DOA in the House. Democrats didn’t kill the bill, GOP/TP cowardice did.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:26:31pm

Well, here’s some good news, anyway:

Volcanic rocks help turn carbon emissions to stone — and fast

A new technique turns climate-warming carbon emissions to stone. In a test program in Iceland, more than 95 percent of the carbon dioxide injected into basaltic lava rocks mineralized into solid rock within two years. This surprisingly fast transformation quarantined the CO2 from the atmosphere and could ultimately help offset society’s greenhouse gas emissions, scientists report in the June 10 Science.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:26:56pm

WTF?

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:29:20pm

There are still a lot of people who associate drugs with crime. Any change in the status will have to come from Congress.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:32:20pm

re: #422 majii

It is a good article, but I don’t think republicans will pay much attention to it since they, as the article states, have their own version of reality they prefer and are very dismissive of their fellow citizens. It’s like the 2012 autopsy report. They wasted time and money on it, talked about it but haven’t changed a thing. Example #1. Knowing they need to attract more POC into their party Rubio became a member of “The Gang of Eight.” The group produced an immigration reform bill, and the senate passed it, but it was DOA in the House. Democrats didn’t kill the bill, GOP/TP cowardice did.

Yeah they won’t. Sheffield’s right. They do have their own version of reality. Great point about Rubio and immigration. Rubio ducked out of immigration reform the second the base got angry and he might be seen as working with President Obama on an issue. I suspect the same will happen with Clinton and it would happen with Sanders too if he were elected. The right in this country has a lot of work to do until they can become a credible ideology again in this country. I think a good first step would be admitting that we were right a lot of the time to call them racist, sexist, etc but I don’t see that happening.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:32:24pm

re: #424 Dr. Matt

He needs to rotate it about 17 degrees.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:33:24pm

re: #421 Anymouse

It is alleged (as a journalist reported it but has no written record or recording) that GHW Bush said that he thought atheists could not be patriotic, and should not be considered citizens.

Made me fell real good about my Commander-in-Chief (as he said that when I was still in the Navy). My mother (a Navy vet) also wasn’t very happy about that.

Rob Sherman was the reporter. He has the discussion of the issue and why he says it is true on his Website.

robsherman.com

I do remember hearing about that. That upsets me too. I’m not a veteran as you know but my cousin’s husband is a USMC vet and an atheist.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:36:10pm

re: #421 Anymouse

The GOP/TP list of outcasts grows every year. After they lost the ssm issue, they have now pivoted to talking about who can/can’t use certain bathrooms. I don’t understand their ability to talk about how much they love the constitution while violating it. I’m a Christian, and someone being an atheist doesn’t bother me one bit. I think republicans look for something to hate to distract from their lack of skill at governing. They know that most Americans don’t like their positions on quite a few issues, so instead of addressing healthcare, jobs, the economy, etc., they choose a social issue. The Kansas legislature adjourned last week while knowing the KS Supreme Ct. expected members to address school funding, but they chose to vote on a resolution to impeach the president and spend time on a transgender bathroom bill, neither of which does squat about underfunded schools in the state.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:36:36pm

re: #425 Belafon

There are still a lot of people who associate drugs with crime. Any change in the status will have to come from Congress.

Jeez, you make something illegal, and there’s more “crime”. Hoodathunkit?

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:39:16pm

re: #424 Dr. Matt

Bless you, Dr. Matt. You’re asking the important questions.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:39:53pm

re: #403 jaunte

That’s some article. Self awareness arises.

He uses some words that are…unnecessary. There are a shit ton of conservatives who who won’t understand some of what he said.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:41:43pm

re: #432 MsJ

That’s some article. Self awareness arises.

He uses some words that are…unnecessary. There are a shit ton of conservatives who who won’t understand some of what he said.

They’d rather read NRO articles that may chasitze Trump but also pat other conservatives on the back.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:45:07pm

re: #424 Dr. Matt

WTF?

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He came off the plane in windy weather holding his hat. He had to shellac it obvs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:45:11pm

It’s been said already but so many of these problems go beyond Trump. Remember when Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut/ Romney, who now acts so outraged by being a douche. His words to Rush? Not the words I would have used. It’s easy for Romney to condemn this with nothing to lose but when Romney still was running for President, he was fine with this shit.

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MsJ  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:46:20pm

re: #424 Dr. Matt

WTF?

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Going for the founding father look.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:49:50pm

re: #434 Stanley Sea

He came off the plane in windy weather holding his hat. He had to shellac it obvs.

He’s going to have a major toupée malfunction on camera sometime before November and completely lose his shit.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:50:35pm

re: #435 HappyWarrior

Sure, he was. He shares a major feature of many pols in his party. If they think they can harness something they see in their supporters to win elections or sway public opinion in their favor, they’ll do it even if they know it’s immoral/unethical and based on lies. When the birther movement began, they knew the president was born in Hawaii, but none of them had the integrity to admit it to the birthers. I remember McConnell, Boehner, and others going on national TV and refusing to denounce birtherism.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:51:17pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:52:36pm

re: #439 Charles Johnson

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More PeeWee Herman defense. It’s like they think it actually makes any sense.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:54:23pm

re: #438 majii

Sure, he was. He shares a major feature of many pols in his party. If they think they can harness something they see in their supporters to win elections or sway public opinion in their favor, they’ll do it even if they know it’s immoral/unethical and based on lies. When the birther movement began, they knew the president was born in Hawaii, but none of them had the integrity to admit it to the birthers. I remember McConnell, Boehner, and others going on national TV and refusing to denounce birtherism.

It’s what the GOP’s done for 4 decades, ever since Nixon, at least.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:55:39pm

re: #436 MsJ

Going for the founding father look.

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majii  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:56:13pm

re: #440 Blind Frog Belly White

If a GOP/TPer supports a candidate or a certain policy, they’ll defend it to the very end. They know Trump was wrong to go after Judge Curiel and say that he’s biased against him because of his heritage, but they don’t care because they love Trump. He speaks for them. Right or wrong isn’t part of the equation.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:56:31pm

re: #441 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s what the GOP’s done for 4 decades, ever since Nixon, at least.

Yep and neither Nixon nor Reagan should get a pass. They helepd created this.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:56:42pm

re: #403 jaunte

Surprisingly most of the comments there are rather sane. There are a couple that spew out the usual derp.

The 8 years of Obama saw not just massive big govt and corruption but also massive Marxist anarchists in key positions of power pulling the levers of power in the IRS, Justice Department, Department of Education, Department of Land Mgmt, Department of Health, etc. People expected it would lead to jobs after the financial crash. It didn’t.

Man, how do those people manage to live through the day?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:58:01pm

Instagram

#Drumpf for the NYT

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:58:01pm

I read the Sheffield article, which seemed very much on point. Then I looked at the blurb:

He is a former columnist for the Washington Times, the creator of NewsBusters and the former managing editor of the Washington Examiner.

He’s been part of the echo chamber. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I mean, on the one hand, he’s correct about the Right’s virtual reality machine. But it’s how he’s earned his living.

Still, I suppose it’s nice to have another voice that crieth in the wilderness, because that’s where he’s gonna be tomorrow.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:58:39pm

re: #447 Blind Frog Belly White

I read the Sheffield article, which seemed very much on point. Then I looked at the blurb:

He’s been part of the echo chamber. I’m not sure how I feel about that. I mean, on the one hand, he’s correct about the Right’s virtual reality machine. But it’s how he’s earned his living.

Still, I suppose it’s nice to have another voice that crieth in the wilderness, because that’s where he’s gonna be tomorrow.

Yeah I did notice that too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 7:59:13pm

By the way that cracked article on Reagan was excellent. I am glad that WBL made a page out of it.

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:00:19pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:00:41pm

re: #406 Reality Based Steve

A cop friend of mine here in TN flat out told me that if you are going to Bonaroo and are driving a car with Colorado plates, you will get stopped and searched.

RBS

It’s a good way to get the arrest rate up, or make a little extra cash, or both.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:01:18pm

re: #445 Romantic Heretic

Surprisingly most of the comments there are rather sane. There are a couple that spew out the usual derp.

Man, how do those people manage to live through the day?

Wait - anarchists building big government? How in hell does THAT work?

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:03:09pm

re: #444 HappyWarrior

Yep and neither Nixon nor Reagan should get a pass. They helepd created this.

Well then keep in mind you and I can be held responsible for the statements and actions of some asshole 50 years from now based on our posts and advocacy. Or if not us, those in power that agree with us.

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Kragar  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:04:22pm

re: #450 Great White Snark

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:05:43pm

re: #452 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - anarchists building big government? How in hell does THAT work?

Well, the right-wingers are anarchists, and they want government big enough to regulate every woman’s bodily functions in real time, so….

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:05:45pm

re: #453 Great White Snark

Well then keep in mind you and I can be held responsible for the statements and actions of some asshole 50 years from now based on our posts and advocacy. Or if not us, those in power that agree with us.

Do you really think Reagan opening his campaign where three Civil Rights workers were kidnapped and murdered with a speech about states rights should be given a clean pass? Come on man. I don’t blame Reagan and Nixon for everything about Trump but I do think they helped enable a political party where he could be successful through his actions. Reagan definitely race baited. Nixon race baited too when he decided to go after the Southern Democrats angry with the party’s leftward turn on Civil Rights.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:06:57pm
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electrotek  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:07:26pm
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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:08:23pm

re: #444 HappyWarrior
re: #456 HappyWarrior

I’m increasingly uncomfortable with throwing the blame back. I blame Trump for Trump first by far. Then I blame his voters, then the media that exploited his fame for their cash. Then the GOP in the last ten years. Then the GOP from before then.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:09:15pm

re: #453 Great White Snark

Well then keep in mind you and I can be held responsible for the statements and actions of some asshole 50 years from now based on our posts and advocacy. Or if not us, those in power that agree with us.

Dude. Southern Strategy. Law’n’order. Nattering Nabobs. Welfare queens driving Cadillacs. Young bucks on street corners buying T-bones with Welfare checks.

Nixon and Reagan BOTH courted racists with racially coded language. They were fucking THRILLED to get their votes. They courted the worst parts of the American psyche, and encouraged their bigotry, and their anger and their sense of entitlement, told them somebody else who didn’t look like them was taking away what should have been theirs.

Of course they don’t get a pass. They LED that shit.

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retired cynic  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:10:09pm

re: #460 Blind Frog Belly White

I was there. I remember!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:10:22pm

re: #459 Great White Snark

I’m increasingly uncomfortable with throwing the blame back. I blame Trump for Trump first by far. Then I blame his voters, then the media that exploited his fame for their cash. Then the GOP in the last ten years. Then the GOP from before then.

Okay, we can agree to disagree but I really think he needs to get some blame and it doesn’t help that the same GOP you speak of reveres him like Washington and Lincoln should be. Perhaps the best way to fix the GOP is for them to admit that some of their great heroes like Reagan were flawed. When the right does go after Reagan, it’s for things that frankly were some of the more sensible things about the man and his administration.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:10:48pm

re: #83 wrenchwench

Oh, look! Its the topic of the day:

Here’s another example of the limitations of Twitter in explaining complex ideas. People who are familiar with how evolution works would read the @realscientists tweet and assume the fence lizards individually changed morphology to respond to the threats of the fire ants. But what happened over time is the lizards with short legs got eaten up, while lizards that were randomly born with longer legs lived long enough to mate and produce more long-legged lizards. Meanwhile, there were still plenty of short-legged lizards around to feed the fire ants.

Species don’t adapt morphology consciously, IOW.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:12:09pm

re: #463 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Here’s another example of the limitations of Twitter in explaining complex ideas. People who are familiar with how evolution works would read the @realscientists tweet and assume the fence lizards individually changed morphology to respond to the threats of the fire ants. But what happened over time is the lizards with short legs got eaten up, while lizards that were randomly born with longer legs lived long enough to mate and produce more long-legged lizards. Meanwhile, there were still plenty of short-legged lizards around to feed the fire ants.

Species don’t adapt morphology consciously, IOW.

Monsieur Lamarck would disagree.
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ETA: and he’d be wrong. Again.

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:12:59pm

re: #460 Blind Frog Belly White

Of course they don’t get a pass. They LED that shit.

Everyone since had every opportunity to go their own way. Go negative or not. Go corporate or not. Go southern strategy or not. Trump could have played on these sentiments whether the GOP had used them before or not. The sentiments (such as immigrant scapegoating) pre date the GOP.

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Kragar  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:15:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:16:08pm

re: #465 Great White Snark

Everyone since had every opportunity to go their own way. Go negative or not. Go corporate or not. Go southern strategy or not. Trump could have played on these sentiments whether the GOP had used them before or not. The sentiments (such as immigrant scapegoating) pre date the GOP.

But here’s the thing RWC, it worked for Reagan and Nixon. The two won electoral landslides. Is every man and woman who voted for them a bigot? No, but I really do think they bare some responsibility because they showed Trump that you could succeed not just in the GOP but at running successfully for the presidency using this kind of rhetoric. You’re right that Trump being Trump would have done it without them but I erally don’t think that’s the point. They showed you could run as a Republican and be hostile to civil rights and get away with it.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:16:23pm

re: #85 CuriousLurker

Oh, hey, you guys will like this—saw it on the BBC News app this morning.

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Here’s the video. Gotta love the part (around 01:30) where she flipped off the Russian court, LOL:

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She’s a character, that one. From paratrooper to gunship gunner, too.

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:19:29pm

re: #462 HappyWarrior

I’m not giving Nixon a pass for anything Nixon did. I just am not wired to blame dead people for the actions of anyone decades later. Not a political thing, more an immediacy of responsibility thing. Just me being weird me. ;-)

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:21:38pm

Hey Dark_Falcon.

I know you plan on leaving the President part of your ballot blank. I have to say that this isn’t some principled stance, it’s an easy-out. A principled stance would be you leaving the Republican Party. My two cents.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:21:50pm

re: #469 Great White Snark

I’m not giving Nixon a pass for anything Nixon did. I just am not wired to blame dead people for the actions of anyone decades later. Not a political thing, more an immediacy of responsibility thing. Just me being weird me. ;-)

Okay, fair enough. I disagree respectfully.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:22:45pm

re: #465 Great White Snark

Everyone since had every opportunity to go their own way. Go negative or not. Go corporate or not. Go southern strategy or not. Trump could have played on these sentiments whether the GOP had used them before or not. The sentiments (such as immigrant scapegoating) pre date the GOP.

I don’t even know what that means. The GOP, led by Nixon and Reagan and others made the conscious choice to become the party of choice of racists, authoritarians, and bible-banging hypocrites, in hopes that they could use that to gain electoral success. They chose to become the party of angry white Christian people, with the promise of preserving white Christian privilege. They made the GOP a home for all the racist Southern Democrats who were mad at LBJ for making them stop treating the blacks like shit.

Some DID go their own way, and they got chucked out of the party. How many prominent Republicans of the 1950s and 1960s could even get nominated to City Council on the GOP ticket these days. Eisenhower? Dirksen? Javits? Lindsay? Rockefeller? Weicker?

No, the GOP made the choice in the 1960s to become the White People’s Party. And Trump is the natural result of the choices made after 1964, and reinforced again and again by Republican leader after Republican leader.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:22:52pm

Did Bernie win CA yet?

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:22:55pm

Furious President of Turkey abandons Muhammad Ali funeral and flies home after being cut from speech line-up and banned from laying a cloth on boxer’s coffin during Muslim ceremony

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had specially flown to Louisville, Kentucky, to say farewell to Ali
But the president’s office said Erdogan left the United States for Turkey late Thursday after attending the prayer ceremony
He was due to speak at today’s multi-faith service but lost his slot due to ‘lack of program space’
Funeral organizers also ‘refused to allow Erdogan to lay a cloth from the Kaaba on Ali’s coffin during the Thursday ceremony’
In addition he wanted the head of Turkey’s religious affairs directorate to recite part of the Koran, but his wish had been refused

Aww, poor Recep! Those nasty funeral organizers hurt iddim’s fee-fees so bad you had to leave in a WHAAAmbulance.

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:23:00pm

re: #406 Reality Based Steve

A cop friend of mine here in TN flat out told me that if you are going to Bonaroo and are driving a car with Colorado plates, you will get stopped and searched.

RBS

There is a fair chance of that here in Nebraska too, particularly in the counties that border Colorado.

When cannabis was legalised in Colorado, there was noise in the Unicameral to close off all the agricultural roads crossing the state line and only allow the eleven paved ones to remain open (to better patrol the border). They also advanced the idea of using volunteer militias to patrol, since all our counties here on the state line are very rural with few people.

Fortunately, the Democrats and a number of Republican legislatures thought that was too wingnutty.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:23:46pm

re: #470 teleskiguy

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:23:55pm

re: #469 Great White Snark

I’m not giving Nixon a pass for anything Nixon did. I just am not wired to blame dead people for the actions of anyone decades later. Not a political thing, more an immediacy of responsibility thing. Just me being weird me. ;-)

History must be hard for you to comprehend, then.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:24:44pm

re: #475 Anymouse

When cannabis was legalised in Colorado, there was noise in the Unicameral to close off all the agricultural roads crossing the state line and only allow the eleven paved ones to remain open (to better patrol the border). They also advanced the idea of using volunteer militias to patrol, since all our counties here on the state line are very rural with few people.

What. The. Fuck?!?

That’s news to me! Good to know. Thank you, Anymouse.

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electrotek  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:25:56pm

I still miss Muhammad Ali dearly. I feel like a part of me is lost…forever.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:27:25pm

re: #476 Dark_Falcon

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:27:27pm

re: #479 electrotek

I still miss Muhammad Ali dearly. I feel like a part of me is lost…forever.

It’s not often that when someone who was such a giant in their field dies. I imagine this is how it was felt when Elvis or Babe Ruth died. Ali was a legend.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:28:14pm

re: #472 Blind Frog Belly White

People like Lindsey and Rockefeller had to go, since even by the standards of their time those two were RINOs. The Republican had and has no future in embracing liberalism.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:29:00pm

re: #480 teleskiguy

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Kragar  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:30:14pm

re: #473 Stanley Sea

Any time now…

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:30:50pm

re: #356 Decatur Deb

Hitler was once Time’s Man of the Year.

“I’m the least anti-semite you’ve ever encountered….”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:31:40pm

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

People like Lindsey and Rockefeller had to go, since even by the standards of their time those two were RINOs. The Republican had and has no future in embracing liberalism.

You do realize you’re proving when BFBW are saying correct right? Rockefeller was a successful governor of a large state and a popular although not successful primary candidate in 1960 and 1964. When your party decided it would rather have moer people like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond than John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller, that’s when y’all went to hell.

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electrotek  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:32:04pm

re: #481 HappyWarrior

It’s not often that when someone who was such a giant in their field dies. I imagine this is how it was felt when Elvis or Babe Ruth died. Ali was a legend.

No other Muslim on this planet can accomplish what Ali did. No one.

He was not only a star athlete, but my brother in faith and humanity. Here we have a proud black American Muslim, who has left such an amazing legacy in which the entire city of Louisville was shut down to honor the Greatest of All Time and his wishes to hold the procession throughout the city. It was amazing to see the amount of people on side of the streets honoring him and his legacy he left on his hometown.

No, there will never be another Muhammad Ali. He was truly one of a kind. May Allah grant him Paradise and bless his family now and in the Hereafter.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:32:12pm

re: #484 Kragar

Any time now…

There are a lot of Chads just hanging in California.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:32:47pm

re: #487 electrotek

He was truly one of a kind. No other Muslim on this planet can accomplish what Ali did. No one.

He was not only a star athlete, but my brother in faith and humanity. Here we have a proud black American Muslim, who has left such an amazing legacy in which the entire city of Louisville was shut down to honor the Greatest of All Time and his wishes to hold the procession throughout the city. It was amazing to see the amount of people on side of the streets honoring him and his legacy he left on his hometown.

No, there will never be another Muhammad Ali. He was truly one of a kind. May Allah grant him Paradise and bless his family now and in the Hereafter.

That’s true. His impact went way beyond sports too.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:33:00pm

re: #483 Dark_Falcon

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:33:23pm

re: #488 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

There are a lot of Chads just hanging in California.

Catching waves I’m sure.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:34:00pm

re: #482 Dark_Falcon

People like Lindsey and Rockefeller had to go, since even by the standards of their time those two were RINOs. The Republican had and has no future in embracing liberalism.

They WERE the Republican Party, and Eisenhower was about as Liberal as the current Democratic Party.

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Great White Snark  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:34:07pm

re: #477 Blind Frog Belly White

Especially that “I was just following orders” part. Or the “party first” parts. Yup, those are hard parts of history to comprehend. Contemporary Trump is hard to comprehend. Easy to understand once you parse the selfish nature of those excuses and personalities though. .

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:35:18pm

re: #453 Great White Snark

Well then keep in mind you and I can be held responsible for the statements and actions of some asshole 50 years from now based on our posts and advocacy. Or if not us, those in power that agree with us.

As it should be, for something as vile and cancerous as US movement conservatism and the Republican party.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:35:47pm

Sorry, rolled in late. Will try to catch up: catch up or go to bed tryin’!

I drove down to Lowell, MA to see Patty Griffin tonight. A friend invited me. I really didn’t know much about her, but it was a great show. She has a small, very tight band. And as a bonus, when I got home everyone was in bed asleep, and that includes my 90 yo dad and 83 yo mom who just drove here (NH) from Illinois. And, they’re not big drinkers, but they brought me beer…. I’m being set up for something, I can feel it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:36:03pm

re: #493 Great White Snark

Especially that “I was just following orders” part. Or the “party first” parts. Yup, those are hard parts of history to comprehend. Contemporary Trump is hard to comprehend. Easy to understand once you parse the selfish nature of those excuses and personalities though. .

That’s EASY to understand.Think Milgram experiment.

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Anymouse  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:36:16pm

re: #485 Barefoot Grin

“I’m the least anti-semite you’ve ever encountered….”

But he can’t be blamed for the Neo-Nazis that followed him; after all we don’t want to judge a dead guy.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:37:01pm

My governor is stumping for Von ClownStick. Ugh, disgusting worm.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:37:59pm

Shocking footage captures Philly reporter being assaulted LIVE ON AIR as woman punches her in the head

This is the shocking moment a news reporter was attacked by a passing woman live on air.

Iris Delgado was speaking to Telemundo 62 cameras outside Philadelphia City Hall in Pennsylvania on Wednesday evening.

Just as her report nears its end a woman in a green t-shirt approaches and taps her on the arm, saying ‘Excuse me’.

Ever the professional Delgado simply ignores her - although looks slightly irked - as she passes to a male reporter back in the studio.

But as he takes over the woman suddenly grabs Delgado by her hair and violently yanks her backwards before punching her in the face.

Hey lady in green,

I know being ignored is annoying, but could you please not respond to it with violence, please? Thanks to you Chuckles the Rage Furby and Fox news are going to hype the “Knock-Out Game” again, and then they’ll spew racism again.

Please don’t give the bigots ammunition.

Kthxbai,

Dark_Falcon

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:38:38pm

re: #498 CuriousLurker

My governor is stumping for Von ClownStick. Ugh, disgusting worm.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:38:38pm

re: #498 CuriousLurker

My governor is stumping for Von ClownStick. Ugh, disgusting worm.

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Well he’s right. To be a Republican is to help Trump. However, that Christie and his party are going to nominate this piece of elephant shit says a lot about them.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:40:30pm

re: #492 Blind Frog Belly White

They WERE the Republican Party, and Eisenhower was about as Liberal as the current Democratic Party.

Hell even with the red baiting, Nixon pre-Southern Strategy was decent. I think it’s interesting that two of the most prominent Republicans of the era who did not move to the right on Civil Rights were mentioned as RINOs that needed to be removed from the party. And honestly Gerald Ford didn’t think Rocky was a RINO, he thought enough of him to make him his VP.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:40:42pm

re: #499 Dark_Falcon

The cracks are turning into fissures. There’s still time!

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:40:51pm

re: #486 HappyWarrior

You do realize you’re proving when BFBW are saying correct right? Rockefeller was a successful governor of a large state and a popular although not successful primary candidate in 1960 and 1964. When your party decided it would rather have moer people like Jesse Helms and Strom Thurmond than John Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller, that’s when y’all went to hell.

I don’t agree, but I see Ronald Reagan in a very different light than most people here.

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Belafon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:42:36pm

Maher had a pretty good line: Trump calls Warren Pocahontas because he’s jealous that Native Americans can run a casino.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:43:00pm

re: #504 Dark_Falcon

I don’t agree, but I see Ronald Reagan in a very different light than most people here.

Well I wasn’t even talking about Reagan specificallty there, I was talking about how the party went form having a lot of people like Rockefeller/Lindsay in your delegations for Congress or governors to people like Thurmond and Helms who made their name opposing Civil Rights and I know you love Ronald Reagan but he embraced those people. I want to know if Reagan wasn’t a bigot or a bigot enabler, why they saw him as an ally?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:43:57pm

re: #504 Dark_Falcon

I don’t agree, but I see Ronald Reagan in a very different light than most people here.

Something like this…

It’s Day Of The Living Dead again in America!
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:46:21pm

re: #506 HappyWarrior

Well I wasn’t even talking about Reagan specificallty there, I was talking about how the party went form having a lot of people like Rockefeller/Lindsay in your delegations for Congress or governors to people like Thurmond and Helms who made their name opposing Civil Rights and I know you love Ronald Reagan but he embraced those people. I want to know if Reagan wasn’t a bigot or a bigot enabler, why they saw him as an ally?

At a certain point, I don’t think you can use bigotry and encourage bigotry without being a bigot yourself, and if you REALLY AREN’T bigoted but still use and encourage it, you’re a sociopath.

So, Bigot? Sociopath? Which is worse?

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:46:40pm

re: #503 teleskiguy

The cracks are turning into fissures. There’s still time!

Eh? you gotta know the plays the haters are going run if you’re going to intercept the DERP they’re going to try to pass. You gotta know the routes FNC is going to run in order to have your secondary in place.

if you’ve got good coverage on the receivers downfield, Hate will be forced to hand off to Upchuck, and the Rabid Ginger is too slow on the uptake to be an effective running back.

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EPR-radar  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:47:12pm

re: #504 Dark_Falcon

I don’t agree, but I see Ronald Reagan in a very different light than most people here.

Reagan was just the best dog-whistler of the 20th century. No more. No less.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:49:59pm

re: #509 Dark_Falcon

Eh? you gotta know the plays the haters are going run if you’re going to intercept the DERP they’re going to try to pass. You gotta know the routes FNC is going to run in order to have your secondary in place.

if you’ve got good coverage on the receivers downfield, Hate will be forced to hand off to Upchuck, and the Rabid Ginger is too slow on the uptake to be an effective running back.

Dude, you are relaying American Football metaphors to the WRONG GUY. I think American Football is a human-destroying enterprise and I hope the NFL goes out of business in my lifetime.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:52:22pm

re: #511 teleskiguy

Dude, you are relaying American Football metaphors to the WRONG GUY. I think American Football is a human-destroying enterprise and I hope the NFL goes out of business in my lifetime.

Sorry. Most of the people I hang out with in real life are either Bears fans or Packers fans. Football analogies are pretty common fare in my life and in Chicagoland in general.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:52:35pm

re: #508 Blind Frog Belly White

At a certain point, I don’t think you can use bigotry and encourage bigotry without being a bigot yourself, and if you REALLY AREN’T bigoted but still use and encourage it, you’re a sociopath.

So, Bigot? Sociopath? Which is worse?

We agree 100%. I think there was something deeply wrong with how Reagan rose to the presidency, I really do and I think a lot of it gets brushed aside because people found the guy likable and he had a grandfatherly presence to his admirers which were many.

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teleskiguy  Jun 10, 2016 • 8:58:16pm

re: #512 Dark_Falcon

Sorry. Most of the people I hang out with in real life are either Bears fans or Packers fans. Football analogies are pretty common fare in my life and in Chicagoland in general.

Don’t apologize! Just be yourself!

Besides, the Denver Broncos have been a big part of my cultural life for my entire life. My mom has an autographed life-sized cardboard cut-out of John Elway in her closet, it’s been there for over 25 years.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 10, 2016 • 9:04:27pm

re: #513 HappyWarrior

We agree 100%. I think there was something deeply wrong with how Reagan rose to the presidency, I really do and I think a lot of it gets brushed aside because people found the guy likable and he had a grandfatherly presence to his admirers which were many.

He was the total puppet of the Orange County Tax Revolt assholes who would exploit any dogwhistles they thought would buy a few votes. After destroying California, they found their sockpuppet and destroyed America, and then the World. It finally came crashing down in 2008, but most people still don’t get it.

Of course we’ve got our mini-Jarvis, Tim Eyman here in Washington, who has us circling the toilet only one revolution behind California.

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Dark_Falcon  Jun 10, 2016 • 9:07:26pm

re: #515 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Neither California, nor America, nor the world has been ‘destroyed’.

I understand hyperbole, but that’s just over-the-top.

[heading upstairs]

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 10, 2016 • 9:49:59pm

re: #516 Dark_Falcon

Not literally destroyed, but a whole hell of a lot worse than it could have been.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 10, 2016 • 10:25:19pm

re: #184 Romantic Heretic

Looking at Google map because I wasn’t too sure where Ault is.

Not to far from Dieppe, which carries a nasty taste as a Canadian.

I am traveling with a Canadian as well - so we are doing a little Canadian military history as well, though it is not her major issue. My brother and I found a small memorial in Rochefort that indicated that it had been liberated in 1944 by Canadian paratroopers.

Hmm. Raining this morning. That means a wet hike/look at Utah beach by my brother and myself while the rest of the party sleeps in.

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