Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared Part 6

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1
Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:17:12pm

The Guardian: Labour crisis: how the coup against Jeremy Corbyn gathered pace

Small group of Labour MPs had been briefing for months to expect movement but Brexit changed the calculations

It had not unfolded as either the plotters or the leadership team had expected, even though a small group of Labour MPs and advisers had been telling journalists for months to “expect movement” against Corbyn on 24 June.

Their plans had been based on the assumption that the UK would vote to remain, and hopes were not high that an overwhelming number of MPs would back a coup or that ousting him would be successful.

But Brexit changed the whole calculation, as many Labour MPs woke up on Friday furious with what they saw as Corbyn’s lacklustre campaigning for remain and refusal to address the concerns of voters about immigration.

The ire was compounded by fear that huge numbers of Labour MPs would lose their seats if they fought a snap general election under Corbyn. By the end of Friday, several separate groups of MPs were involved in moves to get rid of their leader.

The parallels are way too eerie….

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:18:27pm

re: #1 Eric The Fruit Bat

Corbyn is an authoritarian as much as Trump, Farage, Le Pen, or Wilders are.

Corbyn needs to be brought down, hard.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:27:17pm

Someone is inspired by Scotland response to Trump==>

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:27:53pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

He’s been doing those sorts of insults for a while.

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:32:32pm

re: #4 Ziggy_TARDIS

He’s been doing those sorts of insults for a while.

Yes, although I suspect Kluwe has been inspired by the anti-Trump Scottish tweets.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:34:47pm

re: #5 EPR-radar

True, but I remember an article he wrote in regards to some state politician using similar insults.

Is he Scottish, or part-Scottish himself?

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Whack-A-Mole  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:38:07pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

I love Chris Kluwe. For coming out of a culture like professional sports, especially football, he’s remarkably liberal, literate, and witty.

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harlequinade  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:38:53pm

re: #2 Ziggy_TARDIS

No. He’s really not.

From downstairs:

He is the best person to lead the party.

He’s a socialist who is fighting to regain the working class by trying to address their issues, as opposed to running to the right. He also has the massive backing of the party members.

The MPs who have resigned have, as other labour MPs have said, tried to stage a coup.
They are all Blair loyalists. They’re the ones who lost the working class in the first place. Thinking that putting another Blairite will win back their base is madness.

As has been pointed out by Corbyn loyalists, the Labour turnout for the referendum, who voted remain, was much higher than Conservative turn out. And all the MPs who are saying that Corbyn didn’t campaign hard enough are in areas with a massive Leave vote.

Diane Abbot said, earlier, words to the effect of “If they had some magic button to bring out the labour voters, why didn’t they press it and win in their own areas?”

and, in this case, Working Class doesn’t mean exclusively white. Also from downstairs

My parents always taught me “If you work, you’re working class. Doesn’t matter if you’re a bank manger or a road sweeper - the issues you face are the same.”

So, as the grandson of a West Indian migrant and an English woman, the way that Working Class became White is miserable to me. But, I like to see that as a result of the Thatcher years.

The destruction of the unions, and the manufacturing base, laid waste to traditional (white) areas. The following “Get on your bike” rhetoric set up the newly unemployed as moochers, and moved the battleground to the middle class.

The Labour party were either to be painted as “The party that supports moochers” or join the fight for the middle class.

And so the working class were left behind, and then the white part was sucked up by the far right. Rinse and repeat across Europe.

The Left, seeing the social injustice of racism, took up that banner - which then played into the “They care more about THEM than about you” and now we’re here.

(sorry if that’s rambly. It’s late/early here and I’m procrastinating :D)

At Prime Minister’s Questions he’s been taking questions from the electorate and putting them to Cameron.
He visited every major city in the UK and campaigned, telling people that it wasn’t Europe that stagnated wages, and didn’t build houses, it was the Govt. Don’t vote out if you want to hit at the govt.
And 62% of the labour vote, voted to remain.

He’s also not a lover of how the EU is now, and told people “It’s not perfect, but it’s better to be inside and fight to change it, than outside and lose everything we get from it.

But he’s a left winger, not a Blairite, and the papers/chattering classes hate him.

If he gets unseated and stands again, he’ll be swept to power.
If they keep him off the ballot, then Labour gets the trouncing it got in the last election.

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harlequinade  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:39:50pm

Right. 4:30. I need sleep for at least 90 minutes.

Night all.
What a weekend!

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:39:52pm

re: #7 Whack-A-Mole

I love Chris Kluwe. For coming out of a culture like professional sports, especially football, he’s remarkably liberal, literate, and witty.

It’s strange that Wikipedia says he’s a libertarian. If so, it’s a version of libertarianism fairly far removed from capital-L Libertarian crap.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:41:11pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:41:55pm

Here’s the cheerful thought for the day. Imagine all those wonderful anti-Trump Scottish tweets spoken with a Scottish accent.

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gwangung  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:44:28pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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I doubt this twit’s ever read a tweet from black activists.

Poor insecure white person….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:45:47pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

ooooh…you got andie mad.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:47:12pm

So, I’ve been out enjoying this all day:

Any other political bonds get dissolved while I was incommunicado? Did Dallas/Fort Worth vote for a #Texit? Did Canada decide to stop using the Amero? ARE WE STILL IN THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE!!!

…er, ahem, I seem to have lost control of myself for a moment there. Sorry, won’t happen again.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:47:14pm

re: #8 harlequinade

This is also an idiot who wants to have the country pay for homeopathic medicine, was a supporter of the IRA back in the day, and wants to hamstring NATO in trying to protect the nations threatened by Russia, and insinuated that NATO caused the Ukraine crisis.

I am certain there is a Socialist in the party who also is not stark-raving mad. Or one who will not purge the party. Corbyn can go back to sucking off Putin.

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:47:19pm

re: #13 gwangung

I doubt this twit’s ever read a tweet from black activists.

Poor insecure white person….

Anyone who writes drivel like “BlackLivesMatter terrorist” is definitely a meathead and probably (i.e., 99.9999% + chance) a total racist.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:47:23pm

Will they ever understand there is NO FUCKING FREE SPEECH ON TWITTER?!

The government does NOT run social media networks.

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:52:10pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

Will they ever understand there is NO FUCKING FREE SPEECH ON TWITTER?!

The government does NOT run social media networks.

Of course not. For RWNJs, free speech literally means the freedom for them to say anything they please without consequences AND the freedom to control others’ speech and writing.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:53:57pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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Black lives don’t matter. Obviously.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:55:58pm

re: #17 EPR-radar

Anyone who writes drivel like “BlackLivesMatter terrorist” is definitely a meathead and probably (i.e., 99.9999% + chance) a total racist.

Hey, they’re just the two extremist ends of the same spectrum.

On one end, you have Black Lives Matter, who don’t think any black people should be senselessly murdered.

On the other end, you have the White Power Rangers, who think all the black people should be senselessly murdered

And between them, you have the Reasonable Centrists, who favor a rational compromise between those two dogmatic extremes.

(all of the /’s)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 7:59:06pm

re: #21 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

Hey, they’re just the two extremist ends of the same spectrum.

On one end, you have Black Lives Matter, who don’t think any black people should be senselessly murdered.

On the other end, you have the White Power Rangers, who think all the black people should be senselessly murdered

And between them, you have the Reasonable Centrists, who favor a rational compromise between those two dogmatic extremes.

(all of the /’s)

Ha! Seriously, I think people who misconstrue BLM have no idea what BLM is all about. I see the retort to them, why don’t they complain about police officers who get murdered. Those cop killers are prosecuted and they are convicted. In fact, you’re more likely to receive the death penalty for killing a cop. BLM exists so unarmed black people who are killed by the police don’t have their names dragged through the mud by a zealous media and police union and don’t have prosecutors who like McCulloch in Ferguson would rather be buddy bdu with the police department than prosecute a cop for murder.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:01:20pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I looked at her Twitter channel … ugh.

I note she is not so much interested in Freeze Peach, as your response to her is unavailable on her channel.

As for Twitter allowing all sorts of rabble-rousers, they don’t care as they are a bunch of libertarian dudebros running the place.

Controversy generates more tweets; more tweets make more money. They will not address anything unless it is someone with tens of millions of followers, and even then only half-heartedly. (That seems also the reason Anonymous has to go after Daesh accounts, because Twitter largely won’t.)

Aside from my ex-wife stalking me, their “it doesn’t matter unless it doesn’t make money” attitude is why I won’t go on those services.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:01:39pm

Heh…

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Bear  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:03:08pm

re: #15 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:03:23pm

re: #24 Eric The Fruit Bat

Heh…

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No spoilers. //

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Belafon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:03:59pm

re: #24 Eric The Fruit Bat

The lady in the middle looks like the woman that everyone thought was a Trump supporter doing a Nazi salute who turned out to be a protester, but I’m not entirely sure.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:04:33pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

I see the retort to them, why don’t they complain about police officers who get murdered.

The response to that is “When was the last time the cops had to stage massive demonstrations just to ensure that the murder of a cop was even investigated, let alone prosecuted?”.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:04:58pm

re: #12 EPR-radar

Here’s the cheerful thought for the day. Imagine all those wonderful anti-Trump Scottish tweets spoken with a Scottish accent.

Maybe Sean Connery can oblige.

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whitebeach  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:05:44pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I run into this Black Lives Matter stuff a lot with my cousins and others of like mind. It usually goes:

Cuz: This black lahves matter thang graps mah ass.

Me: Really? I think they make a pretty good point.

Cuz: Horseshit. Ah thank AWL lives matter.

Me: I think that’s the point they’re making.

Cuz: Damn straight! I … uh … wait a minute. WUT??

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gwangung  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:06:15pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Ha! Seriously, I think people who misconstrue BLM have no idea what BLM is all about. I see the retort to them, why don’t they complain about police officers who get murdered. Those cop killers are prosecuted and they are convicted. In fact, you’re more likely to receive the death penalty for killing a cop. BLM exists so unarmed black people who are killed by the police don’t have their names dragged through the mud by a zealous media and police union and don’t have prosecutors who like McCulloch in Ferguson would rather be buddy bdu with the police department than prosecute a cop for murder.

Actually (as someone who actually READS BLM tweets), they’re concerned about the systemic abuses by police. About 20-30% (IME) of their tweets are about white men senselessly killed by police.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:06:18pm

re: #25 Bear

Gotta do something with em, right?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:06:26pm

re: #19 EPR-radar

It’s not just that amendment they don’t understand. There have been several people fired from my company in the last year for coming to the office with guns on them, apparently not realizing their 2nd Amendment right disappears the moment they step foot on our property.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:06:35pm

re: #28 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

The response to that is “When was the last time the cops had to stage massive demonstrations just to ensure that the murder of a cop was even investigated, let alone prosecuted?”.

Exactly. Murders of cops are anything but ignored.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:08:51pm

re: #31 gwangung

Actually (as someone who actually READS BLM tweets), they’re concerned about the systemic abuses by police. About 20-30% (IME) of their tweets are about white men senselessly killed by police.

The hell you say! Next you’re going to tell me the ACLU sometimes defends Christians

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:09:01pm

re: #31 gwangung

Actually (as someone who actually READS BLM tweets), they’re concerned about the systemic abuses by police. About 20-30% (IME) of their tweets are about white men senselessly killed by police.

You are right, they do mention the cases of white people who get mistreated by the police as well often. This idea they’re racist against white people is absurd.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:09:13pm

re: #27 Belafon

The lady in the middle looks like the woman that everyone thought was a Trump supporter doing a Nazi salute who turned out to be a protester, but I’m not entirely sure.

The protester was found later to be in fact a Trump supporter. By then it was too late though, the word was out the “left” was the cause of the violence in Chicago.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:09:59pm

re: #35 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

The hell you say! Next you’re going to tell me the ACLU sometimes defends Christians

I really don’t get why the right wing demonizes the ALCU. The ALCU has defended Rush Limbaugh, Oliver North, and a lot of who’s who in Wingnuttia.

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Belafon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:10:11pm

re: #37 Anymouse

The protester was found later to be in fact a Trump supporter. By then it was too late though, the word was out the “left” was the cause of the violence in Chicago.

Thanks. So we were wrong about being wrong. Good to know.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:10:12pm

re: #31 gwangung

Racists don’t care about facts when it comes to Black people agitating for civil rights. How long was it before Republicans come around on MLK? When he was alive, he was nothing but a Communist trouble maker to Conservatives.

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Belafon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:10:41pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

I really don’t get why the right wing demonizes the ALCU. The ALCU has defended Rush Limbaugh, Oliver North, and a lot of who’s who in Wingnuttia.

Yeah, but they’ll defend liebrals as well.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:10:59pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s not just that amendment they don’t understand. There have been several people fired from my company in the last year for coming to the office with guns on them, apparently not realizing their 2nd Amendment right disappears the moment they step foot on our property.

The “guns everywhere” crowd would like to change that (the logical conclusion of “no gun-free zones). The more open ones will admit their gun rights trump your property rights.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:11:35pm

re: #30 whitebeach

I run into this Black Lives Matter stuff a lot with my cousins and others of like mind. It usually goes:

Cuz: This black lahves matter thang graps mah ass.

Me: Really? I think they make a pretty good point.

Cuz: Horseshit. Ah thank AWL lives matter.

Me: I think that’s the point they’re making.

Cuz: Damn straight! I … uh … wait a minute. WUT??

One of my cousins whose half brother was a cop totally misunderstood. My brother and I did our best to be diplomatic and I think she gets it now. She is by her own admission a little sensitive about matters regarding the police because of her brother and I genuinely understand that but I think she and so many heard the BLM slogan and totally refused to look at what the things BLM was protesting in the first place.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:11:53pm

re: #41 Belafon

Yeah, but they’ll defend liebrals as well.

and COMMUNISTS and LIBERAL NAZIS TOO. //

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:13:04pm

G’night folks. We run about while the birds and bees go about their business.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:13:24pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

I really don’t get why the right wing demonizes the ALCU. The ALCU has defended Rush Limbaugh, Oliver North, and a lot of who’s who in Wingnuttia.

For the same reason that all the “Big Gubmint” hating republican pols have no qualms about drawing a taxpayer provided salary: pervasive and thoroughgoing hypocrisy.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:13:41pm

re: #37 Anymouse

The protester was found later to be in fact a Trump supporter. By then it was too late though, the word was out the “left” was the cause of the violence in Chicago.

I can’t remember the source, but a former Trump insider last week said that Chicago was set up as a deliberate provocation and the violent protesters gave the Trump camp exactly the images and bytes they wanted.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:13:53pm

re: #40 Patricia Kayden

Racists don’t care about facts when it comes to Black people agitating for civil rights. How long was it before Republicans come around on MLK? When he was alive, he was nothing but a Communist trouble maker to Conservatives.

There were Republicans that did support MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, they were also people who by the time we got to honoring the Civil Rights leaders were pretty much purged from the ranks. But yeah didn’t Congress have to override Reagan vetoing MLK’s Birthday?

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Stanley Sea  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:13:56pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Ha! Seriously, I think people who misconstrue BLM have no idea what BLM is all about. I see the retort to them, why don’t they complain about police officers who get murdered. Those cop killers are prosecuted and they are convicted. In fact, you’re more likely to receive the death penalty for killing a cop. BLM exists so unarmed black people who are killed by the police don’t have their names dragged through the mud by a zealous media and police union and don’t have prosecutors who like McCulloch in Ferguson would rather be buddy bdu with the police department than prosecute a cop for murder.

Bottom line, they don’t think black lives matter. They’ll come up with every excuse.

Tamir’s birthday was yesterday.

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:14:05pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

I really don’t get why the right wing demonizes the ALCU. The ALCU has defended Rush Limbaugh, Oliver North, and a lot of who’s who in Wingnuttia.

The ACLU is just another convenient target. If you are in the business of spreading hate 24/7, you’ll need multiple targets to keep the propaganda interesting.

One thing that Orwell got wrong in 1984 was the assumption that two-minutes hate vs. a single target would suffice, even if repeated several times a day.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:14:16pm

re: #39 Belafon

Thanks. So we were wrong about being wrong. Good to know.

More on her:

businessinsider.com

The New York Times spoke to the woman Saturday, who identified herself as Birgitt Peterson, of Yorkville, Illinois. Peterson, 69, tells the newspaper she attended the Trump rally in Chicago with her husband out of curiosity on Friday night.

“The Republican Party needs to be broken up,” Peterson told The Times, “and I believe Donald Trump is the one to do it.”

The woman in question was born in West Berlin in 1946. She claimed she was objecting to protesters holding signs comparing Mr. Trump to Nazis.

There is more stuff about her at the Business Insider article, which also links to the New York Times with yet more information.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:15:21pm

re: #49 Stanley Sea

Bottom line, they don’t think black lives matter. They’ll come up with every excuse.

Tamir’s birthday was yesterday.

Tamir really hit close to home for me. He was around my youngest brother’s age. I feel so terrible for what the Rices have been through from first losing their son and then seeing him dragged through the mud. You’re absolutely right. They don’t believe black lives matter at all.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:15:30pm

re: #51 Anymouse

I wonder what has happened to her since?

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Bear  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:18:07pm

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Bear  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:22:04pm

re: #45 Feline Fearless Leader

And thank you also. Always have enjoyed seeing them. Wish I could post some of mine.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:26:49pm

re: #53 Ziggy_TARDIS

Well, MyLife (at which I am not registered) has Brigitt Peterson of Yorkville, IL listed on Facebook and LinkedIn (on which I am also not registered so I can’t go any further there).

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Great White Snark  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:27:23pm

re: #15 Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)

Beautiful shots. Love the last one, has a certain forced perspective. Bravo.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:30:31pm

After watching GoT tonight…I have this to say:

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:30:55pm

From the Business Insider article:

The man seen to the left of Peterson in the photo is Michael Joseph Garza, who says he was trying to guide Peterson and other Trump supporters through the crowd Friday night.

On his Facebook, Garza explains his exchange with Peterson:

I walk right up to her and say “Ma’am we have listened to you. We understand this is all a little wild but we have cleared a path for you to leave *my right hand was constantly swinging in motion, showing her the path out we made for her, as shown in the photo*”

She goes, and I quote “Go? Back in my day, you know what we did-“

Bam. Hail’s Hitler.

People from Trump’s camp, including his son, Donald, Jr., had earlier accused Peterson of being a Bernie Sanders supporter posing as a Trump fan, but that has been debunked.

Business Insider also noted Daily Beast debunked the story she was a Bernie Sanders supporter:

thedailybeast.com

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:31:20pm

Well, so much for hoping the weekend would allowing a cool down period…

The pound fell more than 2% early Monday against the dollar to below $1.34 as uncertainty swirls over the U.K. economy. That’s still above the low of around $1.32, its weakest level in decades, that it hit on Friday as results from the U.K. referendum were coming in.

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Teukka  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:32:15pm

Let’s see how long it takes for the Evangelical right to figure this one out:

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EPR-radar  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:36:53pm

Today’s bit of unintentional humor —- a RedStater referring to evangelical leaders as “being blinded by their hatred of Hillary” in connection with their endorsements of Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:37:16pm

re: #61 Teukka

Let’s see how long it takes for the Evangelical right to figure this one out:

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They were convinced the EU was the Anti-Christ. D’oh. That’s what happens when you hate more than you think.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:37:52pm

re: #62 EPR-radar

Today’s bit of unintentional humor —- a RedStater referring to evangelical leaders as “being blinded by their hatred of Hillary” in connection with their endorsements of Trump.

Yeah given that RS loved them some Cruz, that’s pretty good.

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Belafon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:38:00pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I responded to her, saying “I see you don’t know how the first amendment works.” She must think I was talking about you because she liked my tweet.

I went on further to explain how businesses are exempt from repercussions of acting on things the government would be prevented from doing.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:38:02pm

one weird trick stops erectile disfunction

nothing called a ‘weird trick’ is getting anywhere near my penis

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Teukka  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:38:19pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

They were convinced the EU was the Anti-Christ. D’oh. That’s what happens when you hate more than you think.

More like hate severely impairing your capability to sound judgment.

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Belafon  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:39:19pm

re: #66 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

one weird trick stops erectile disfunction

nothing called a ‘weird trick’ is getting anywhere near my penis

I think it has something to do with paying extra on your mortgage to pay it off sooner, which Obama hates according to some.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:41:06pm

Worse, the press initially reported a rumour circulating on Twitter and Facebook that a woman in Ohio who was a Clinton supporter but became a Sanders supporter (a teacher and carpenter) was the woman at the Chicago rally.

That resulted in a whole bunch of Nazi derp directed at her, though she had nothing to do with it (and was in Ohio that day).

The Daily Beast also notes that neo-Nazi user Voxday on Twitter circulated the photo, and actor James Woods pushed the lie on Twitter. (They have a tweet from his account showing that.) That was followed by Donald Trump, Jr. pushing the same story, that she was a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Donald Trump himself eventually deleted the tweets he made claiming she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, but the damage was done, the big lie was out, and even a lot of Democrats believe she was a Sanders supporter.

Mrs. Peterson herself explained it to the New York Times some days later.

nytimes.com

She was not nor never was a Sanders supporter, and is now a Trump supporter. She claimed in the New York Times article she was “curious” about Mr. Trump, which explains why she showed up at the rally wearing a Trump t-shirt. I know when I am curious about a candidate I go out and spend money on their swag first. (::

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whitebeach  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:42:30pm

re: #66 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

nothing called a ‘weird trick’ is getting anywhere near my penis

Jesus Christ, man, the stories I could tell you.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:44:03pm

re: #57 Great White Snark

Thanks.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:44:51pm

re: #65 Belafon

I responded to her, saying “I see you don’t know how the first amendment works.” She must think I was talking about you because she liked my tweet.

I went on further to explain how businesses are exempt from repercussions of acting on things the government would be prevented from doing.

The difference between Free Speech (the government may not interfere with private speech except in very limited circumstances), and Freeze Peach, the idea that all conservative views must be allowed uncritically, without any pushback (which is then characterised as racist or bigoted or whatnot, as in liberals are the real racists, and even businesses cannot do anything about it - see also gun nut arguments about guns everywhere, even on your property)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:47:07pm

I swear, I have to avoid Twitter until I have a chance to watch GoT. Too many potential spoilers out there in Twitter-land.

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Great White Snark  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:47:36pm

re: #72 Anymouse

The difference between Free Speech (the government may not interfere with private speech except in very limited circumstances), and Freeze Peach, the idea that all conservative views must be allowed uncritically, without any pushback (which is then characterised as racist or bigoted or whatnot, as in liberals are the real racists, and even businesses cannot do anything about it - see also gun nut arguments about guns everywhere, even on your property)

Freeze Peach

New flavor dessert… Oh sorry it was 103 here today.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:49:32pm

re: #66 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

one weird trick stops erectile disfunction

nothing called a ‘weird trick’ is getting anywhere near my penis

This local hooker turns one weird trick!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:50:15pm

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

This local hooker turns one weird trick!

… makes $100s/day working at home!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:51:24pm

re: #61 Teukka

Let’s see how long it takes for the Evangelical right to figure this one out:

[Embedded content]

They’ll be thrilled.

They don’t actually want good things for Israel the modern nation, they want an Israel that looks ancient Israel in its borders that will start fulfilling prophecies. They want things to be so horrible there’s a war that drives out the Arab population. The EU, as an internationalist group, looks exactly like the kind of place they imagine the Antichrist would pop up, so they’re not expecting them to be “helpful” to Israel.

The extra weird part is that they somehow imagine as Americans that they have a role, even though there isn’t one described in their own apocalypse scenario…which is why people like Tim LaHaye had to invent one, making the USA the Poochie to The Book of Revelations Itchy and Scratchy.

Basically, nothing is going to phase them because there’s no internal consistency, and not a lot of normal human compassion. Whatever horrible shit occurs, they will see as part of their checklist of end-time events.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:51:28pm

re: #72 Anymouse

The difference between Free Speech (the government may not interfere with private speech except in very limited circumstances), and Freeze Peach, the idea that all conservative views must be allowed uncritically, without any pushback (which is then characterised as racist or bigoted or whatnot, as in liberals are the real racists, and even businesses cannot do anything about it - see also gun nut arguments about guns everywhere, even on your property)

the depths of ignorance especially by those who are so sure they know so much, continues to amaze me

i had one exchange with a wingnut who apparently thought lenin and mao overthrew their governments to bring about increased health insurance subsidies and environmental regulation - when i explained that under mao’s and stalin’s communism/state socialism private property was outlawed and the government owned and operated all industries and businesses, he responded “you make wild claims! can you back them up?”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:52:17pm

re: #75 Blind Frog Belly White

This local hooker turns one weird trick!

the ‘freaky john’ cure!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:54:28pm

re: #70 whitebeach

Jesus Christ, man, the stories I could tell you.

heh

d00d you should write a book

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:57:03pm

pie.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 8:59:50pm

re: #78 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

It’s awfully tough to have an informed and reasonable conversation with someone who is wilfully ignorant of facts, and views history or science as some sort of liberal plot.

That was on full display on FOX News Channel when Karl Rove had his meltdown as FOX called the 2012 election for President Obama. Megyn Kelly had to drag Mr. Rove to the number-crunchers so they could explain why the made the call for Mr. Obama.

I don’t call it a conservative bubble. I call it a circle of doom.

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Mattand  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:01:58pm

re: #33 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s not just that amendment they don’t understand. There have been several people fired from my company in the last year for coming to the office with guns on them, apparently not realizing their 2nd Amendment right disappears the moment they step foot on our property.

Wait, what?

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freetoken  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:04:36pm

re: #81 Blind Frog Belly White





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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:06:11pm

re: #83 Mattand

Wait, what?

That’s the “gun-free zone” argument taken to its logical conclusion: All gun-free zones are bad, so the II Amendment even trumps your property rights.

Shortly after I moved here and got a lot of conservaderp about liberals and gun-free zones, I put a sign up on my door, “This is a gun-free zone, except mine on my property.”

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:09:59pm

re: #74 Great White Snark

In a sane world, Freeze Peach would be in the frozen-food section next to Whirled Peas.

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:11:15pm

re: #76 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Pimps HATE her!

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:14:42pm

I don’t have my “gun-free zone except for mine” sign up any more. It was only up a few days, to make a point.

On the raffle for the AR-15 here yesterday, curiously, the sheriff’s deputy here in the county won it.

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Mattand  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:16:22pm

re: #85 Anymouse

That’s the “gun-free zone” argument taken to its logical conclusion: All gun-free zones are bad, so the II Amendment even trumps your property rights.

Shortly after I moved here and got a lot of conservaderp about liberals and gun-free zones, I put a sign up on my door, “This is a gun-free zone, except mine on my property.”

I’m trying to wrap my head around the concept of people coming to work heavy and thinking it’s no big whoop. IIRC, Electric Cyborg is in the Deep South. The fact multiple people have been fired for this is a big I Can’t Even for me.

It’s asking for too much personal info, bit I’m curious as to what kind of business EC works at that these fucknuts felt compelled to get their Frank Castle on.

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TedStriker  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:20:46pm

re: #89 Mattand

I’m trying to wrap my head around people coming to work heavy and thinking it’s no big whoop. IIRC, Electric Cyborg is in the Deep South. The fact multiple people have been fired for this is a big I Can’t Even for me.

It’s asking for too much personal info, bit I’m curious as to what kind of business EC works at that these fucknuts felt compelled to get their Frank Castle on.

No shit…you figure after the first couple of lunkheads got the axe after carrying at work, the rest would get a clue.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:22:34pm

re: #89 Mattand

I’m trying to wrap my head around the concept of people coming to work heavy and thinking it’s no big whoop. IIRC, Electric Cyborg is in the Deep South. The fact multiple people have been fired for this is a big I Can’t Even for me.

It’s asking for too much personal info, bit I’m curious as to what kind of business EC works at that these fucknuts felt compelled to get their Frank Castle on.

Nebraska is an open-carry state, but you don’t see that except in rural areas like mine where people go out to hunt or shoot vermin.

I understand the brain trust behind Open Carry Tarrant in Texas tried to organise an open carry fest in Omaha when a bunch of restaurants decided to point out they didn’t allow guns, but it was a flop (no one showed up).

Over at Wonkette, a commentator noted that every time she tries to post this article
fusion.net
about all the uniquely British and Scottish insults thrown Mr. Trump’s way on his Facebook page about Brexit, the comment is deleted almost immediately. (I presume Mr. Trump has someone monitoring his accounts for him.)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:22:52pm

re: #85 Anymouse

That’s the “gun-free zone” argument taken to its logical conclusion: All gun-free zones are bad, so the II Amendment even trumps your property rights.

Shortly after I moved here and got a lot of conservaderp about liberals and gun-free zones, I put a sign up on my door, “This is a gun-free zone, except mine on my property.”

I’ve realized that all this conservaderp about “free speech” on Twitter and carrying firearms everywhere is all part of their concept of what government should do, despite all their complaints about Obama’s “overreach” and “tyranny.” They WANT the government telling businesses and individual citizens what to do, as long as those demands agree with conservative principles. IOW, they want government to make the 1st amendment apply to Twitter and Facebook, and they want the government to make the 2nd amendment apply everywhere, so they can freely walk around with firearms.

Conversely, they get very upset when the government decides, well, there’s no law specifically stating that only men and women can marry each other, and anyway, it’s not government’s role to specify who can marry whom, so same-sex marriage is totes OK. They scream that the government is forcing them to do things against their religion, when in fact it’s the opposite. The government is saying it’s a private matter, and all the government can do is recognize same sex marriages as valid.

It’s all connected to the authoritarian mindset. These people want an autocracy, as long as that autocracy thinks the same way as they do (and suppresses dissenting opinions).

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Charles Johnson  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:25:02pm
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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:27:11pm

re: #92 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Yup. My ex-Libertarian Party wife notes the same thing. (We don’t agree much on the role of government taxation and services, but do agree that a lot of conservatives really want an authoritarian regime, thinking they will be favoured by it.)

She says the vote she cast that she most regrets was that for Ronald Reagan in 1980. (I’ve told her that she doesn’t have to feel too bad because my vote for Jimmy Carter cancelled it out. Feel bad about all the other wingnuts that voted for President Reagan. It was shortly after Reagan took office she switched from the Republicans to the Libertarians, over all the evangelical nonsense he smuggled in with him.)

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:28:24pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

Well, they’re likely to make some libertarian dudebro argument that “we allow the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, even the Modern Whig Party to have accounts, this is another political party and we don’t want to be accused of stifling free speech.”

The only thing that would get Twitter’s attention if there were a mass exodus that cost them money.

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Lidane  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:30:38pm

This asshole:

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Snarknado!  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:31:34pm

re: #96 Lidane

Speak for yourself, jerk.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:33:28pm

re: #96 Lidane

I didn’t vote in 2008 because I was homeless, though I supported him (Oklahoma disenfranchises the homeless).

I did vote for him in 2012, not because he was black. I could not care less about that. I voted for him because he seemed a reasonable, pragmatic candidate, unlike Mitt Romney.

Had Governor Romney been elected, would Mr. Walsh claim discrimination because the country elected a Mormon? That makes about as much sense.

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whitebeach  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:34:19pm

re: #93 Charles Johnson

“Southern Indiana” duly noted. Probably the only area of the country that was Klannier than the Deep South back in the day, and maybe even to this day.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:36:01pm

Watch the markets Wednesday: that’s when the ECB’s $444 billion gets dropped on the market (Courtesy Wolf Street:)

Free Money!
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Lidane  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:40:22pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:45:12pm

re: #99 whitebeach

“Southern Indiana” duly noted. Probably the only area of the country that was Klannier than the Deep South back in the day, and maybe even to this day.

He lives in Paoli, was born in Bloomington. washingtonpost.com

Also, the Orthodox Church excommunicated him because of his racism.

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majii  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:46:42pm

re: #96 Lidane

It is because he has a tendency to say sh*t like this that Walsh was not reelected to Congress. Being black, I’m wondering when some on the right will get it through their heads that a majority of Black Americans didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he was black but because we agreed with his policies and vision for the country. People like Walsh have no idea how insulting it is to us to have them say the reason we rejected the white presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012 is due to racism when historical evidence exists showing that we have voted for all white presidents before 2008. If I’m still around, I plan to vote for HRC in November. I guess when most blacks vote for her, the GOPers will have to come up with some reason to explain why we overwhelmingly objected Trump. Their ignorance really pisses me off because to them, we’re mindless creatures who they think ought to let them do our thinking for us. No, thank you, my parents insisted all six of their kids be well-educated and able to think for themselves, which is why I rejected McCain and Romney in the past two presidential elections. I followed their campaigns closely, and I did not think they would serve in the interests of the majority of us, I suspected they’d screw our most vulnerable citizens, and that they’d go far in using the government to punish our LGBTQ citizens. There was no way I would have voted for that. My parents raised me to never tell someone to kiss my *ss, but Walsh and others like him might make me forget this familial rule.

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majii  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:51:19pm

re: #102 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He’s the kind of guy who gives Christians and Christianity a bad name. I’ve been a Christian for over 50 years, and I still haven’t figured out how some alleged Christians like this guy think Christian principles, hate, death by lots and lots of guns, Islamophobia, homophobia, racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and pushing divisiveness are compatible.

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whitebeach  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:54:32pm

re: #103 majii

This must be about the twentieth time I wished I had some way to give you multiple updings.

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Lidane  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:56:01pm

Damn. Looks like that Copa America loss was the last straw:

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 9:56:13pm

re: #103 majii

Walsh is also accusing whites of voting for Obama simply because he was African-American, not because we approved of his message and platform in 2008, and in 2012, his performance. Walsh is playing the “Affirmative Action” card used by racists, who claim that skin color is the only reason an AA person “got a chance” to succeed.

Also, Walsh is scum, a child support dead beat.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:01:04pm

re: #104 majii

He’s the kind of guy who gives Christians and Christianity a bad name. I’ve been a Christian for over 50 years, and I still haven’t figured out how some alleged Christians like this guy think Christian principles, hate, death by lots and lots of guns, Islamophobia, homophobia, racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and pushing divisiveness are compatible.

I had to check his hometown, in case he lives anywhere near my former in-laws. He doesn’t. He’s the putz who pushed that AA student in Louisville a few weeks ago. Total bad news kinda guy.

His church clearly recognized he no longer deserved to be part of their community.

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BeachDem  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:01:38pm

re: #50 EPR-radar

The ACLU is just another convenient target. If you are in the business of spreading hate 24/7, you’ll need multiple targets to keep the propaganda interesting.

One thing that Orwell got wrong in 1984 was the assumption that two-minutes hate vs. a single target would suffice, even if repeated several times a day.

I don’t know—Orwell had a pretty good bead on the whole hate-spreading thing:

“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.”

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:07:44pm

re: #109 BeachDem

I don’t know—Orwell had a pretty good bead on the whole hate-spreading thing:

“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.”

A mob has no brain. It only has fear.

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BeachDem  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:19:36pm

re: #110 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

A mob has no brain. It only has fear.

“And even when they become discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because, being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.”


“Men are infinitely malleable.”

― George Orwell, 1984

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Lidane  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:24:18pm

re: #103 majii

Being black, I’m wondering when some on the right will get it through their heads that a majority of Black Americans didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he was black but because we agreed with his policies and vision for the country.

Never. For a lot of people on the right, it’s an article of faith that minorities vote Democratic for “free stuff” and because of some weird reverse racism garbage like what Walsh is peddling in that tweet.

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BeachDem  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:24:48pm

And speaking of prescient, how better could Orwell have anticipated Trump:

“It was not the man’s brain that was speaking it was his larynx. The stuff that was coming out of him consisted of words but it was not speech in true sense: it was a noise uttered in unconsciousness like the quacking of a duck.”

― George Orwell, 1984

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teleskiguy  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:43:05pm

This map has been getting to me. Such a *great* and *awful* map of the United States.

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Shimshon  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:45:28pm

re: #7 Whack-A-Mole

I love Chris Kluwe. For coming out of a culture like professional sports, especially football, he’s remarkably liberal, literate, and witty.

He was very funny on @Midnight

Is there anything he isn’t good at? I need something to feel better about my life.

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Kragar  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:52:03pm
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Bass Reeves  Jun 26, 2016 • 10:52:14pm

Hey majii, did you see the BET Awards? If not, that Jesse Williams speech and pretty much ALL of the Prince tribute are worth a google.

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Shimshon  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:07:04pm

re: #77 The Ghost of a Flea

They’ll be thrilled.

They don’t actually want good things for Israel the modern nation, they want an Israel that looks ancient Israel in its borders that will start fulfilling prophecies. They want things to be so horrible there’s a war that drives out the Arab population. The EU, as an internationalist group, looks exactly like the kind of place they imagine the Antichrist would pop up, so they’re not expecting them to be “helpful” to Israel.

The extra weird part is that they somehow imagine as Americans that they have a role, even though there isn’t one described in their own apocalypse scenario…which is why people like Tim LaHaye had to invent one, making the USA the Poochie to The Book of Revelations Itchy and Scratchy.

Basically, nothing is going to phase them because there’s no internal consistency, and not a lot of normal human compassion. Whatever horrible shit occurs, they will see as part of their checklist of end-time events.

That is what is so funny about Conservative Jews working with American Conservative Christian Republicans. They do not appear to know what American Conservative Christians dream about happening to Israel, and ALL Jews around the world!

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Nyet  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:18:37pm

re: #10 EPR-radar

It’s strange that Wikipedia says he’s a libertarian. If so, it’s a version of libertarianism fairly far removed from capital-L Libertarian crap.

Well, he sure likes his racial slurs.

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Anymouse  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:23:21pm

Hillary Clinton has her first Spanish-language advert out, with many people who are either immigrants or people born here (some whose families pre-date the USA).

Clinton released her first Spanish language TV Ad targeting Trump

I can see Donald Trump’s response in Spanish:

¡Soy el jefe naranja con las palabras más grande bigly!

——

Translation:

Translation:

Trump: “We have to do what we have to do.”

Mika Brzezinski: “Are you going to have a massive deportation force?”

Trump: “You’re going to have a deportation force.”

Armandina Sifuentes: “My family has been here since 1731, before this was the United States.”

Lawrence Ramos: “My dad didn’t want me to go to the second war… in that
time there was so much discrimination. I wanted to serve because I was
born in the United States, and it was my right.”

Luisa Santos: “At 8 years old we moved to the United States. My mom
left everything behind to give my sister and I a new opportunity.”

HRC VO: “As I look at American history, I see that this has always been a
country of we, not me. We stand together because we are stronger
together.”

Arelis Hernandez-Cruz: “In our stories there is a spirit, a fight, that is stronger than hate. Stronger than Trump.”

Rosa Beltrán: “And the next chapters will be written with our voice, with our vote.”

HRC VO: “Soy Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:38:42pm

Idiot regrets their Brexit vote:

I wanted to give the establishment a kicking. I was disappointed at the result of the general election last year and wanted something to change. After working for five years in graduate-level jobs, I’m still living in a pretty grim flat share, with more than £20,000 of student debt.

The In campaigners on social media were dismissive and obnoxious. It doesn’t help to call everyone who is considering voting to leave racist. Think next time before you post a preachy status telling everyone else how to vote, because they might not actually respect your opinion and could be inspired to do the exact opposite.

Then as more results came in, the reality started to bite. Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Scotland and London had decided they wanted to remain. This wasn’t funny any more, the Union was at stake, and the economic powerhouse of our country thought it was a terrible idea.

For about three hours, we were left with re-runs of Farage making that moronic victory speech about no bullets being fired, despite a Labour MP being tragically killed the week before. I started to feel sick.

The pound went in to freefall. The FTSE dropped. David Cameron resigned, and he’s set to be replaced by a far more right-wing alternative. Donald Trump arrived in the UK to declare this a “great victory”.

What have we done? If I could take my vote back now, I would. I’m ashamed of myself, and I want my country back.

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Nyet  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:41:53pm

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

Every such idiot should be kicked right in l’area de oolala.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:42:47pm

re: #62 EPR-radar

Today’s bit of unintentional humor —- a RedStater referring to evangelical leaders as “being blinded by their hatred of Hillary” in connection with their endorsements of Trump.

Love this photo of Jerry Falwell Jr. and Trump and Trump’s Playboy cover with a porn star.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:47:19pm

re: #96 Lidane

This asshole:

[Embedded content]

Much, much worse than African slavery, or Jim Crow, or segregation, or redlining or the Klan.///

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:50:27pm

re: #119 Nyet

Well, he sure likes his racial slurs.

[Embedded content]

Not sure that’s a racial slur. Reads like an attempt to make fun of #NotYourShield which was one of the gamergate hashtags that was supposed to be used by women and minority gater supporters to undermine the fact that it was a generally white male misogynist movement. Kluwe waded deep into the swamp fighting gamergate, seems like someone with an unhealthy conflict fixation, whereas I just try to block idiots and move on. Also, while I’m not pretending it’s exculpatory, Nachos are a distinctly American food.

Still borderline though and pretty sketchy, I’ll grant you that.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 26, 2016 • 11:59:29pm

Or, you know, not.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:00:15am

re: #125 goddamnedfrank

Not sure that’s a racial slur. Reads like an attempt to make fun of #NotYourShield which was one of the gamergate hashtags that was supposed to be used by women and minority gater supporters to undermine the fact that it was a generally white male misogynist movement. Kluwe waded deep into the swamp fighting gamergate, seems like someone with an unhealthy conflict fixation, whereas I just try to block idiots and move on. Also, while I’m not pretending it’s exculpatory, Nachos are a distinctly American food.

Still borderline though and pretty sketchy, I’ll grant you that.

Yes, that was his backpedaling explanation. Except he used it only twice in his TL, both times against Carrera, who happens to be a Latina, and no, “not your shield” does not even work as a response to her tweet. So yeah, a racial slur it was.

Here’s more about Kluwe:

cbssports.com

How’s the little girl, Chris Kluwe? You know — the “underage girl” who was “caught in a compromising position” with “two very well known Vikings.”
That one. Her.
How is she, Chris? Who is she? Where is she?
Do her parents know what happened to her, or is that not your concern? Maybe that girl is just like all those little boys who were raped by Jerry Sandusky — not your concern beyond being the punch line to a joke, or the hook to an edgy tweet, as you used that little girl on Friday night right here:
[…]
No, Chris, we didn’t hear about the underage girl and the two NFL football players, presumably because there was no police report about the incident, only talk in the Vikings locker room, talk that you heard because special teams hears *everything*.
[…]
According to the report, whose public release Kluwe has been demanding, Kluwe used the Sandusky horror in Penn State as the set-up to his joke, which was to walk around the locker room with a hole ripped out of his pants — in the back, near his rectum — and said he was a “Penn State victim.”

Kluwe is just another entitled douchebro.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:04:36am

re: #127 Nyet

Kluwe is just another entitled douchebro.

Yeah that seems like an apt description. Anybody who gets off as much as he does on having hostile interactions sets off my warning bells anyway, and you’re right, as we’ve seen there’s a ton of latent racism on the far left lurking just beneath the surface.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:07:47am

So Microsoft Word has “bigly” in its spelling dictionary (it doesn’t hit the word).

So I went and looked it up over at Free Dictionary, and they have a definition for it:

bigly (ˈbɪɡlɪ)
adj
archaic: comfortably habitable

So apparently Mr. Trump has all the words, just not the right ones.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:09:47am

re: #129 Anymouse

There’s been this big and very important debate about whether he actually says “big league” instead of “bigly”. I didn’t follow up. Sad!

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:10:01am

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

What have we done?

You went full Berniac. You never go full Berniac.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:14:10am

re: #124 Big Beautiful Door

Much, much worse than African slavery, or Jim Crow, or segregation, or redlining or the Klan.///

Or the Chinese Exclusion Act, or the Trail of Tears, or Soul Man starring C. Thomas Howell…

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:18:29am

On Sunday, Jesse Williams took the stage at the BET Awards to accept the honor for humanitarian of the year. But the award was not for him, as the former public school teacher, Grey’s Anatomy breakout and Advancement Project board member explained in his politically charged speech.

Williams also lambasted the practice of consuming black culture while devaluing black life: “We’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment… ghetto-lyzing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is — just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:19:44am
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Viscous Obama  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:21:12am

More shadow cabinet resignations amid allegations Corbyn sabotaged the Remain campaign. Indeed, what can one make of this statement earlier:

“We need to come together to heal the divisions exposed by the vote. We have to respect the decision that has been made, hold the government to democratic account over its response, and ensure that working people don’t pay the price of exit.”

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:21:18am

Huffington Post has an allegation the Republican Party is trying to tank any support from Sanders supporters for any Clinton VP pick. They say they have an internal strategy memo provided to them.

huffingtonpost.com

In the meantime, here is another Navy Training Film from 1967, “How to Succeed with Brunettes” (16:27). Basically, it’s everything wrong with dating. The point is to show that dependability and reliability are important in all things (not just dating), but it is really weird.

How to Succeed with Brunettes 1967 US Navy Training Film

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:40:05am

Just a drive-by to drop off John Oliver’s segment on the Brexit result. He’s being funny, but he looks & sounds pissed. Later, lizards.

LastWeekTonight with JohnOliver - Brexit Aftermath (Now What!)

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:41:46am

From my comment at #136, this explains why I always sucked at dating: I never saw that training film. That most certainly would have straightened me out.

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Donnie With The Good Hair (AKA Sophist)  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:50:51am

re: #133 goddamnedfrank

gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.

For anyone who didn’t catch the reference:

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:53:32am

The New York Times is reporting on an investigation jointly conducted with al Jazeera that a number of officials in Jordan stole CIA weapons provided for Syrian rebels and sold them on the black market, enriching themselves.

nytimes.com

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 12:56:29am

re: #140 Anymouse

The New York Times is reporting on an investigation jointly conducted with al Jazeera that a number of officials in Jordan stole CIA weapons provided for Syrian rebels and sold them on the black market, enriching themselves.

nytimes.com

IOW your weapons are spreading uncontrolled. Yay.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 1:01:57am

re: #141 Nyet

IOW your weapons are spreading uncontrolled. Yay.

Well, it wasn’t my idea. I would have preferred we stay out of that mess and provide humanitarian assistance as required, particularly to nations burdened by great numbers of refugees (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, &c).

For some reason, the people at the top of our government didn’t give me a call to find out what a village trustee in the middle of nowhere thought. /s

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 1:09:13am

An Italian fashion designer is suing Ivanka Trump for allegedly ripping off shoe designs:
buzzfeed.com

The gift that keeps on giving: Trumps.

The article includes photos of the fashion designer’s shoes with Ivanka Trump’s shoes.

Her lawyers call the suit baseless and a publicity stunt.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:01:12am

This new New Zealand flag design turned up in my Facebook feed.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:13:17am

re: #143 Anymouse

An Italian fashion designer is suing Ivanka Trump for allegedly ripping off shoe designs:
buzzfeed.com

The gift that keeps on giving: Trumps.

The article includes photos of the fashion designer’s shoes with Ivanka Trump’s shoes.

Her lawyers call the suit baseless and a publicity stunt.

Here is my surmise. Ivanka and her partner set out to start a shoe company, from scratch. To speed things up, they outsource their shoes from a Chinese shoe maker. [Note I have no idea where Ivanka’s shoes are made, so I might be full of shit here.] Chinese manufacturers are very adept at copying existing designs, with just enough tweaking so the copies are not identical to the originals (plausible deniability). Ivanka and partner, or their minions, order the shoes, unaware that the shoes are copies of existing shoes on the market. Hilarity ensues.

But the Buzzfeed article notes that Aquazzura had complained to Ivanka & Co. about earlier copies, to no avail. So, my surmise may be totally off base.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:23:34am
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Tigger2  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:26:33am
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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:31:05am

re: #145 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Well, as noted in the article, Aquazzura’s designs were considered by Harper’s to be the “must have” design.

I don’t know enough about the case (though there is a link to a document of the suit at Buzzfeed), but my understanding is while you can’t patent or trademark an everyday object (like shoes), you can patent or trademark specific unique designs. The claim in the suit is it falls under that rubric, and thus Ivanka Trump’s company is in violation.

Basically, all a fashion designer has to market is that person’s creativity. If someone else comes along and rips off his or her designs, then the fashion designer is out money he or she should have earned.

Canada has a specific part of its government that tracks down counterfeit products and destroys them, and seeks legal redress against counterfeiters.

I watched a video on their agency that does that; they even employ a couple detectives in China to seek out counterfeiting organisations and companies.

One of the most popular products that gets counterfeited for sale in Canada is Canada Goose coats (a particular company that makes expensive extreme weather wear).

canadagoose.com (company Website)

cbc.ca (CBC report on rise of counterfeiting their products)

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:35:01am

Jill Stein caught attempting to retcon her support of the Brexit vote.

What Stein did that bothered me was she used a situation that was clearly supported by the same type of fear-mongering ignorance and hatred that’s fueling Donald Trump, and tried to twist Brexit into some sort of “victory” for those who support her set of talking points. She can try to spin Brexit however she likes, but the bottom line is, this was about racism, bigotry, Islamophobia and people who hate immigrants. So, with her praise of Brexit quite obvious in her statement in both the opening paragraph (calling it a “victory”) and the closing paragraph (saying we must “build on this momentum”), I was legitimately confused as to why I was getting messages from her supporters claiming I was blatantly lying about her, while accusing me of claiming she said something that she didn’t say.

And that’s when I realized why: She completely changed her statement. Not only did she completely change her official statement on her website, but she removed the original and didn’t indicate anywhere that she had made these changes. In other words, Stein changed her official statement on Brexit hoping nobody would notice, while also ridding any trace of her original comments where she called the vote a “victory” and encouraged people to “build on the momentum.”

It even appears that she was trying to divert people away from having any trace of her original post, as Jill Stein herself (or someone on her Facebook staff) tried to encourage someone to clear their cache since they apparently still had access to the old statement she didn’t want people seeing:

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:37:53am

re: #149 goddamnedfrank

Jill Stein caught attempting to recon her support of the Brexit vote.

Retcon?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:39:27am

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

Retcon?

Comic book term, a portmanteau of “retroactive continuity.” When established stories and events are changed after the fact.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:41:02am

re: #150 Single-handed sailor

Retcon?

Retcon is what politicians do…retconstantly.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:42:11am

As a Putin-lover of course Jill would support Brexit.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:44:20am

I was pointing out the typo..

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:45:38am

re: #154 Single-handed sailor

I was pointing out the typo..

Oh, haha, thanks.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:45:59am

Maybe Donald Trump will pick Dr. Stein as a running mate? /s

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:46:03am

re: #148 Anymouse

Chinese manufacturers are experts at copying designs, and even reverse-engineering technology to make near copies of devices. One of the prerequisites for China to join the WTO was Beijing had to punish shanzhai (copycat) production. As with most agreements, China said, yes, we’ll do that, of course, and then proceeded to do their own thing. (See also, Hong Kong’s autonomy.) Shanzhai goods are in big demand in many parts of the world. Middlemen can buy the copies fairly cheaply on the Chinese wholesale market, and mark them up handsomely for local sale, especially if the copies are close matches to designer labels, like Coach or Dolce&Gabbanna. It’s a very lucrative and very well established ecosystem, which would require iron determination on the part of China’s government to eradicate.

Some people blame China’s educational system, which devalues creativity and independent thought in favor of memorization and rote learning, for the situation. I think it is a small part of the problem. The larger part is greed. Russian ladies (for example) want Coach bags, but they don’t want to spend thousands of rubles for them, so they’re quite happy to buy cheaper clones from China that only an expert could distinguish from the real thing.

Note also that many factories in China produce both name brand merchandise (Nike, Adidas, etc.) alongside less famous brands, so it’s fairly easy for them to produce shanzhai products.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:50:04am

re: #157 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

China contracted Germany to build a monorail line from Shanghai to its airport as a “test project”, and then proceeded to scrap any further deals and build its own monorail system…

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:53:27am

re: #157 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

On the issue of spending roubles, a cute, unrelated side story.

When my wife and I were in Poland last year, one evening she and I stepped out of our hotel to have a late-night cigarette. (The hotel was next to the downtown police station in Gdańsk. The city is a popular tourist destination for Russian citizens, as it is very near the border of the Kaliningrad exclave.)

I’d forgotten my cigarettes, so I went back up to the room to get them. A bunch of drunk Russians were staggering up the street, and one stopped and propositioned my wife in Polish for “a good time” (woman at 3AM standing on the street having a cigarette, &c). He offered her 300 roubles (about $5). She told him to get lost.

Her assumption was they were looking for a clueless woman who would not know the exchange rate between roubles and dollars or euros.

They then staggered as far as the police station, and one of them lost the contents of his stomach all over their steps and a police car. The police came barrelling out and hauled them all inside.

When I came back, my wife related the story and noted “if this is the best Russia’s got we don’t have a whole lot to worry about.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:54:17am

re: #153 Nyet

As a Putin-lover of course Jill would support Brexit.

I knew Stein was horrible but this is damned weaselly even for her. She’s dilettante with no political expertise whatsoever. Just a massively irresponsible gadfly without a single care about how much damage she could possibly inflict on society.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:56:21am

re: #159 Anymouse

I’d forgotten my cigarettes, so I went back up to the room to get them. A bunch of drunk Russians were staggering up the street, and one stopped and propositioned my wife in Polish for “a good time” (woman at 3AM standing on the street having a cigarette, &c). He offered her 300 roubles (about $5). She told him to get lost.

Back when the office smoking ban was first introduced, a heard about a Polish visitor to the states commenting on all the “prostitutes” he had seen downtown. Turns out he was referring to all the office workers standing out in front of their buildings and smoking, who he assumed were all prostitutes, because that’s what prostitutes in Poland do…

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:58:11am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Back when the office smoking ban was first introduced, a heard about a Polish visitor to the states commenting on all the “prostitutes” he had seen downtown. Turns out he was referring to all the office workers standing out in front of their buildings and smoking, whom he assumed were all prostitutes, because that’s what prostitutes in Poland do…

Well, when we were there, our hotel did not permit smoking inside the building. Restaurants did not either, though the ones with sidewalk tables allowed it at those tables. (Wyoming allows that as well, so when the weather is nice and we’re in Cheyenne my wife and I will usually opt to eat outside.)

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 2:58:26am

re: #160 goddamnedfrank

I knew Stein was horrible but this is damned weaselly even for her. She’s dilettante with no political expertise whatsoever. Just a massively irresponsible gadfly without a single care about how much damage she could possibly inflict on society.

She might be on a payroll.

jill2016.com
jill2016.com

The guy she met with in Russia (Pushkov) is a notoriously poisonous national-patriot who is as far from liberal/progressive principles as you can imagine.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:00:34am

re: #163 Nyet

She might be on a payroll.

jill2016.com
jill2016.com

The guy she met with in Russia is a notoriously poisonous national-patriot who is as far from liberal/progressive principles as you can imagine.

Whose payroll though? Though the Green Party here is a very minor party, who would see benefit in paying her off to “rodent copulate” someone? (Sanders supporters? Independents? As I understand it, the GOP itself is short on money and trying to make sure that every dime they spend is effective.)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:01:06am

re: #158 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

China contracted Germany to build a monorail line from Shanghai to its airport as a “test project”, and then proceeded to scrap any further deals and build its own monorail system…

Yeah, sounds about right. The Chinese backed out of the LA to Las Vegas rail project, too, but for valid reasons. American requires the equipment be manufactured in the States, and China wanted to sell its rolling stock here.

Those Chinese high speed rail units are based on existing designs from Japan, Germany and France. But in their defense, I can attest they are well made and run exceptionally well. I’ve ridden quite a few of the HSR lines in China so far. We’re supposed to have it here in my city by this fall, if the project proceeds on schedule.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:02:05am

re: #163 Nyet

Notably his daughter heads the London bureau of RT.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:03:22am

re: #164 Anymouse

Whose payroll though? Though the Green Party here is a very minor party, who would see benefit in paying her off to “rodent copulate” someone? (Sanders supporters? Independents? As I understand it, the GOP itself is short on money and trying to make sure that every dime they spend is effective.)

Putin sponsors marginal parties all around Europe. Then they become influential and help him do his dirty work. See: France, Hungary, Austria, now probably Britain.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:04:25am

re: #166 Nyet

Notably his daughter heads the London bureau of RT.

I have not heard a lot about Putin’s response to Brexit: I assume that he is happy with any weakening of the EU, but does not want his own regions to start considering a Donetskxit…

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:05:12am

re: #158 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I went through that with Chinese “investors” in the 70s in traffic computers and in PCs in the 80s at various employers.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:05:12am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have not heard a lot about Putin’s response to Brexit: I assume that he is happy with any weakening of the EU, but does not want his own regions to start considering a Donetskxit…

Since there is no democracy in Russia, he doesn’t have to worry about its more difficult sides.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:07:22am

re: #170 Nyet

Since there is no democracy in Russia, he doesn’t have to worry about its more difficult sides.

We already saw a mass Soviexit in 1991…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:15:36am

re: #169 Single-handed sailor

I went through that with Chinese “investors” in the 70s in traffic computers and in PCs in the 80s at various employers.

Doing business in China and with Chinese is fraught with cultural dilemmas. Traditional Chinese business deals depend more on personal relationships (guanxi) than on written documents. Business deals (and political ones) are prefaced by long meals and a lot of drinking, followed by visits to karaoke clubs and more drinking. Any Westerner who expects to cut any deals in China has to steel himself (and I mean him — businesswomen operate under a separate set of rules) for a lot of schmoozing and drinking before his Chinese counterparts will begin to trust him. Even so, a foreigner is at a major disadvantage, because he doesn’t have an intricate, well established network of relatives and friends, and Party leaders, behind him. So, he might find himself suddenly out in the cold, when his deal goes sour and his Chinese counterparts sign a better contract with one of their cronies.

I admire any Western company that manages to succeed here, because it’s not an easy business market to crack. And it’s a dicey arrangement, because the government could at any moment decide it doesn’t like a foreign firm and order the deal ended.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:18:18am

Off-topic (if there is one): After running across that Navy training film (not porn, which is what we called “Navy training films” when I was in the Navy aboard ship) on how to date brunettes, I think I need to take one for the team here.

I need to seek out the strangest, bizarre, or weird Navy training films and inflict them on the denizens of Little Green Footballs. I am sure Mr. Johnson would appreciate my efforts, so he does not have to take up this arduous project.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:18:59am

re: #172 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I admire any Western company that manages to succeed here, because it’s not an easy business market to crack. And it’s a dicey arrangement, because the government could at any moment decide it doesn’t like a foreign firm and order the deal ended.

Or like with Russia, which, in the 90’s introduced a sales tax for imported items -retroactively - and then simply booked the sums from companies’ bank accounts there.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:20:03am

If I was a USB 3.0-to-Gigabit Ethernet connector adapter, where would I be?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:22:52am

re: #174 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Or like with Russia, which, in the 90’s introduced a sales tax for imported items -retroactively - and then simply booked the sums from companies’ bank accounts there.

That’s the thing about autocracies/oligarchies in the absence of the “rule of law.” They can change things at the drop of a hat, and ordinary citizens have no recourse. That’s what drives me batty when RWNJs call Obama a tyrant, and claim the government is oppressing them. They have no fucking idea.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:23:38am

re: #175 Timothy Watson

If I was a USB 3.0-to-Gigabit Ethernet connector adapter, where would I be?

Ask your pets. Or your wife (if you have one).

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:23:50am
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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:26:07am

re: #175 Timothy Watson

If I was a USB 3.0-to-Gigabit Ethernet connector adapter, where would I be?

If anyone answered “under your old book bag that’s sitting on the floor”, you were correct.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:28:57am

re: #179 Timothy Watson

If anyone answered “under your old book bag that’s sitting on the floor”, you were correct.

That was my first guess. Really.

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Tigger2  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:30:56am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:31:04am

re: #63 HappyWarrior

Hey, I found this and thought of you.

matadornetwork.com

THE 19 FUNNIEST SLOVENIAN EXPRESSIONS (AND HOW TO USE THEM)
1. Slovenians don’t get a hangover… They “have a cat” (Imam mačka).

2. And when it’s a particularly bad hangover they… “Have a tiger” (Imam tigra).

3. A Slovenian does not express good fortune… They say “my axe fell into the honey” (Sekira mi je padla v med).

4. Slovenians don’t give up… They “throw a rifle into the corn” (Vržemo puško v koruzo).

5. A Slovenian won’t take the long way home… They’ll “go into the pocket around the ass” (Je šel okrog riti v žep).

6. A Slovenia won’t tell you to ¨Go to hell!¨… Rather they’ll say ¨Let the mother hen kick you¨ (Naj te kokljabrcne).

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Tigger2  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:35:06am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:47:53am

Reported for Dox

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:48:31am

Noted around the Web: Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland involved primarily opening his golf course.

Most presidential candidates visiting foreign nations would meet with national leaders, or at least their staff. Mr. Trump made no attempt to meet with either Scotland’s First Minister or Prime Minister David Cameron.

While Bernie Sanders was roundly pilloried for visiting the Vatican City (though I do not know whether he attempted to visit either the Pope or the Roman Curia), Mr. Trump is getting no scrutiny at all for not meeting with UK leaders. Double standard from the so called liberal media?

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:50:15am

re: #184 Dave In Austin

If George Soros is financing everything liberal, where’s my cheque? Damn, I ought to get a big one for standing for political office in the heart of Republicanland.

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Tigger2  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:53:54am

re: #186 Anymouse

If George Soros is financing everything liberal, where’s my cheque? Damn, I ought to get a big one for standing for political office in the heart of Republicanland.

And my wallet is pretty damn thin for all the Republicans stupid comments I troll on twitter. Soros is falling down on the job.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:55:37am

re: #185 Anymouse

Noted around the Web: Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland involved primarily opening his golf course.

Most presidential candidates visiting foreign nations would meet with national leaders, or at least their staff. Mr. Trump made no attempt to meet with either Scotland’s First Minister or Prime Minister David Cameron.

While Bernie Sanders was roundly pilloried for visiting the Vatican City (though I do not know whether he attempted to visit either the Pope or the Roman Curia), Mr. Trump is getting no scrutiny at all for not meeting with UK leaders. Double standard from the so called liberal media?

When asked about Boris Johnson, Trump did not seem to know who he was, and when asked about Foreign policy in general and Brexit in specific, he spewed information-free word salad about bla bla bla I have experts to fill me in and bla bla bla great, freedom and independence!

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:56:14am

It continues to boggle the mind that Sanders and Stein thought that they could use Brexit as a talking point in their “economic inequality” bullshit, considering it’s poised to wipe out a great deal of wealth in the UK. The Brexit fallout is not going to fall on the rich, no more than it did during the Great Recession. It’s going to come down on the heads of the poor, who are going to watch a lot of their accumulated wealth and opportunity disappear.

Oh wait, who am I kidding? They support Brexit because they think from the pain will come greater support for socialism. They don’t give a shit about the suffering of the poor unless that suffering improves their political position.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 3:57:17am

A photo of The Onion from September 12, 1972.

Almost looks like Mr. Trump’s plans.

theonion.com

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:01:13am

re: #187 Tigger2

And my wallet is pretty damn thin for all the Republicans stupid comments I troll on twitter. Soros is falling down on the job.

Apparently Mr. Soros has more money than Exxon-Mobil, and every “Hollywood Liberal” in his back pocket. How is it that every so-called conspiracy can be traced to Mr. Soros by wingnuts (when a conspiracy by definition needs to be kept secret), and Mr. Soros apparently has a printing press or a gold mine?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:03:08am

re: #191 Anymouse

Apparently Mr. Soros has more money than Exxon-Mobil, and every “Hollywood Liberal” in his back pocket. How is it that every so-called conspiracy can be traced to Mr. Soros by wingnuts (when a conspiracy by definition needs to be kept secret), and Mr. Soros apparently has a printing press or a gold mine?

Saul Alinsky is the ideologue, and Soros is there to bankroll his heinous plans to demolish capitalism, decency and the American Dream

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:11:55am

The perils of shift-work: You get called in to cover for a sick coworker on a shift you don’t normally work, get home and immediately pass out, then wake up five hours later thinking it’s actually 12 hours later in the day than it really is.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:13:25am

re: #192 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Saul Alinsky is the ideologue, and Soros is there to bankroll his heinous plans to demolish capitalism, decency and the American Dream

Yup, as a small town socialist, my first thought is village-ise (as opposed to nationalise) the general store, bar and restaurant, auto repair shop, gun shop, and beauty shop. /s

(The agricultural co-op by definition here is already socialist, which I point out when someone rags on socialism, as are our city owned water and sewer systems, and the state electric system. Our water here is only 1/8 of the price of other towns around us with private systems - something about we don’t take a profit, and electricity in Nebraska is some of the cheapest in the nation.) I adamantly opposed a plan hatched by a couple trustees to privatise our water system (it was voted down).

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:21:59am

For diversion, a Website that memorialises dummies who don’t understand the laws of physics:

11foot8.com

11 Foot 8 is a Website dedicated to a particular railroad trestle at that height.

The site contains numerous videos of people trying to drive vehicles (such as the one linked above) taller than that under the bridge. (Hint: the bridge always wins.)

The owner of the site has a business on the corner next to the trestle, and convinced another business across the streetcorner to allow him to put in another camera to get another angle of trucks, motor homes, and other vehicles being peeled open or otherwise destroyed when they go under the trestle.

He notes several trucking companies use his videos as safety training lectures on low clearance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:22:24am

re: #194 Anymouse

I adamantly opposed a plan hatched by a couple trustees to privatise Flintificate our water system (it was voted down).

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:28:22am

Severe thunderstorms scheduled for this afternoon here, with large damaging hail and high winds. I don’t recall ordering that from the NWS.

Sunrise now, at 59 degrees with heavy fog. High 86 today. (I feel for the desert southwest).

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William Lewis  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:32:07am

re: #195 Anymouse

For diversion, a Website that memorialises dummies who don’t understand the laws of physics:

11foot8.com

11 Foot 8 is a Website dedicated to a particular railroad trestle at that height.

The site contains numerous videos of people trying to drive vehicles (such as the one linked above) taller than that under the bridge. (Hint: the bridge always wins.)

The owner of the site has a business on the corner next to the trestle, and convinced another business across the streetcorner to allow him to put in another camera to get another angle of trucks, motor homes, and other vehicles being peeled open or otherwise destroyed when they go under the trestle.

He notes several trucking companies use his videos as safety training lectures on low clearance.

Never understood that. I’ve had to make some enormous backtracks to avoid such when pulling a standard 13’ 9” high trailer. They’re well marked and, as you said, the trailer won’t win. Hell, some tractors wont win at 11’ 8”!

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:44:14am

re: #198 William Lewis

Never understood that. I’ve had to make some enormous backtracks to avoid such when pulling a standard 13’ 9” high trailer. They’re well marked and, as you said, the trailer won’t win. Hell, some tractors wont win at 11’ 8”!

Not paying attention, mostly. Most of the trucks involved are rentals (Ryder is a particular problem apparently), or motor homes.

There is a similar blog about a bridge in Paris:
2m40.com (in French)

The latest photo they have there is a spectacular photo of a crane that cut through about half of a viaduct.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jun 27, 2016 • 4:49:43am

re: #96 Lidane

If the only people who voted for him were black racists he would have lost by 100 million votes

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:05:18am

re: #195 Anymouse

For diversion, a Website that memorialises dummies who don’t understand the laws of physics:

11foot8.com

11 Foot 8 is a Website dedicated to a particular railroad trestle at that height.

The site contains numerous videos of people trying to drive vehicles (such as the one linked above) taller than that under the bridge. (Hint: the bridge always wins.)

The owner of the site has a business on the corner next to the trestle, and convinced another business across the streetcorner to allow him to put in another camera to get another angle of trucks, motor homes, and other vehicles being peeled open or otherwise destroyed when they go under the trestle.

He notes several trucking companies use his videos as safety training lectures on low clearance.

There is a railroad trestle by the University of Louisville that’s also famous for catching the unwary trucker.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:08:50am

re: #201 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

There is a railroad trestle by the University of Louisville that’s also famous for catching the unwary trucker.

And here it is, courtesy of Google Street View.

Clearance 11’8”

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:10:18am

Post-Brexit racist incidents being catalogued on-line in the United Kingdom:

facebook.com

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:12:35am

re: #203 Anymouse

Post-Brexit racist incidents being catalogued on-line in the United Kingdom:

facebook.com

But remember, Brexit had absolutely nothing to do with race. Jill Stein told me so.

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sagehen  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:13:13am

re: #143 Anymouse

An Italian fashion designer is suing Ivanka Trump for allegedly ripping off shoe designs:
buzzfeed.com

The gift that keeps on giving: Trumps.

The article includes photos of the fashion designer’s shoes with Ivanka Trump’s shoes.

Her lawyers call the suit baseless and a publicity stunt.

Ivanka will beat the case, but Vogue and Elle and Women’s Wear Daily will sneer at her forever, which will probably hurt her feelings more than a court verdict would.

Lots of high-end fashion houses have sued Forever 21 for their knockoffs, and it turns out that “almost identical copies with a minor detail just barely tweaked” is something the courts will usually allow; that copyright for fashion designs is much harder to enforce than copyright for words or photos. (the counterfeit cases against Canal St vendors for their fake Rolex and Gucci stuff is usually based on trademark, not copyright).

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:14:43am

re: #204 Targetpractice

But remember, Brexit had absolutely nothing to do with race. Jill Stein told me so.

/////

See also Twitter, where more are documented:

twitter.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:15:44am

re: #182 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Hey, I found this and thought of you.

matadornetwork.com

Thanks. Funny stuff.

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BeenHereAwhile  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:20:39am

re: #198 William Lewis

Never understood that. I’ve had to make some enormous backtracks to avoid such when pulling a standard 13’ 9” high trailer. They’re well marked and, as you said, the trailer won’t win. Hell, some tractors wont win at 11’ 8”!

There is GPS software/download available (Garmin for one) that will route your ~12’ vehicle around such height hazards.

Entertainer tour coach leasing companies try to avoid this type of incident.

Comes in handy when the road befuddled road manager mistakes Charleston WVA, as the destination instead of Charleston SC.

(Story told to me by long time tour bus driver)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:20:56am

re: #200 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

If the only people who voted for him were black racists he would have lost by 100 million votes

Well part of Walsh’s moronic argument is that everyone else voted for him out of “guilt”. I happily voted him over McCain because he showed himself to have knowledge on the issues, his positions on the issues were close to my own, McCain’s FP was wreckless, and the man’s judgment was wful. And yeah I am glad he’s black. I’m glad we have a black President and will have a woman President too.

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Joe Bacon  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:24:24am
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:25:17am

Apparently there was a rally yesterday of about 13 people emboldened by Brexit to protest for New Hampshire secession. They are a micro subset of the Free State Project; they want to create a Republic of New Hampshire where there will be complete individual freedom and no taxes. Because taxes are theft.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:26:05am

re: #210 Joe Bacon

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Walsh really has no shame at all. And he likes attacking disabled veterans too. Another shining example of a Republican in the Age of Obama. I’m going to love seeing this guy squeal when he has a woman as a Senator and as his President.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:27:06am

re: #211 Barefoot Grin

Apparently there was a rally yesterday of about 13 people emboldened by Brexit to protest for New Hampshire secession. They are a micro subset of the Free State Project; they want to create a Republic of New Hampshire where there will be complete individual freedom and no taxes. Because taxes are theft.

Individual freedom of course means individual freedom for groups they’re okay with.

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Joe Bacon  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:28:43am

re: #99 whitebeach

“Southern Indiana” duly noted. Probably the only area of the country that was Klannier than the Deep South back in the day, and maybe even to this day.

I remember Grandma telling me how the Klan got control of Indiana in the 20’s. She said it scared her to death. She never wanted to set foot in that state or even drive through it!

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:29:59am

re: #211 Barefoot Grin

Apparently there was a rally yesterday of about 13 people emboldened by Brexit to protest for New Hampshire secession. They are a micro subset of the Free State Project; they want to create a Republic of New Hampshire where there will be complete individual freedom and no taxes. Because taxes are theft.

Good luck with that. Galt’s Gulch extending from Hampton Beach to the Canadian border. I can’t see New Hampshire surviving more than a week by itself.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:31:03am

re: #214 Joe Bacon

I remember Grandma telling me how the Klan got control of Indiana in the 20’s. She said it scared her to death. She never wanted to set foot in that state or even drive through it!

I still don’t, but my trip to Canada and Michigan involves driving through the NW corner of Indiana to Chicago. No worries, I won’t stop nor give Mike Pence’s state a dime of my money.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:34:11am

Three posts in a row, I need to go to bed.

Huffington Post has a large collection of tweets post-Brexit that are reminiscent of Trump rallies:

huffingtonpost.co.uk

One notes that pre-vote, an office worker was warned by a “leave” supporter that people would be “raped on the streets” if stay won the day.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:35:15am

SCOTUS decisions at 9:30 am Eastern. Awaiting decisions on former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption case and an abortion case out of Texas.
twitter.com
scotusblog.com

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:38:32am

re: #217 Anymouse

Three posts in a row, I need to go to bed.

Huffington Post has a large collection of tweets post-Brexit that are reminiscent of Trump rallies:

huffingtonpost.co.uk

One notes that pre-vote, an office worker was warned by a “leave” supporter that people would be “raped on the streets” if stay won the day.

Fanatics are the same the world over.

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Joe Bacon  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:40:55am

re: #218 Timothy Watson

SCOTUS decisions at 9:30 am Eastern. Awaiting decisions on former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption case and an abortion case out of Texas.
twitter.com
scotusblog.com

I see another pair of 4-4 decisions…

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Jayleia  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:42:38am

re: #219 Targetpractice

I think people need to be fitted with an AI that listens to what they say, and if they say something insanely stupid it automatically slaps them.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:44:38am

re: #215 Anymouse

Good luck with that. Galt’s Gulch extending from Hampton Beach to the Canadian border. I can’t see New Hampshire surviving more than a week by itself.

That’s about right. The economy is driven by tourism from Massachusetts.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:45:55am

re: #210 Joe Bacon

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I’m coming to the view that Twitter primarily exists to give losers delusions of relevance.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:50:06am

re: #218 Timothy Watson

SCOTUS decisions at 9:30 am Eastern. Awaiting decisions on former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption case and an abortion case out of Texas.
twitter.com
scotusblog.com

I forgot that they were still fighting the McConnell conviction. That’s privilege right there.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:52:13am

re: #220 Joe Bacon

I see another pair of 4-4 decisions…

I don’t know what that means with the former Virginia governor, but with the abortion case against Texas it would uphold Texas’s overburdening clinic regulations.

We can hope Justice Kennedy decided that was too much government overreach (something conservatives are always on about), or even better, an utter repudiation of Texas (6-2 or better).

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:54:10am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

I forgot that they were still fighting the McConnell conviction. That’s privilege right there.

Damn skippy, I sure as fuck could not afford to fight a conviction all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:55:31am

re: #225 Anymouse

I don’t know what that means with the former Virginia governor, but with the abortion case against Texas it would uphold Texas’s overburdening clinic regulations.

We can hope Justice Kennedy decided that was too much government overreach (something conservatives are always on about), or even better, an utter repudiation of Texas (6-2 or better).

The Fourth Circuit upheld McDonnell’s conviction (so a 4-4 decision would retain that decision).

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:55:48am

re: #226 Targetpractice

Damn skippy, I sure as fuck could not afford to fight a conviction all the way to the Supreme Court.

It’s sad to say though crook and all that McDonnell would still be better than Cuccinnel who thankfully won’t be running governor in 2017.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:57:33am

SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP

Sorry you have to be represented in Congress by such a pubehead Sleuth

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:57:48am

re: #226 Targetpractice

Damn skippy, I sure as fuck could not afford to fight a conviction all the way to the Supreme Court.

That would be the McDonell conviction, though if I could think of a reason, Mitch McConnell ought to be there too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:58:01am

I never did like Bob McDonnell though from the start. He managed to do dodge it successfully but I do think the academic paper he wrote about women did show he still viewed them i.e. his positions on choice and how he threw his wife under the bus to save his ass.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:58:12am

re: #228 HappyWarrior

It’s sad to say though crook and all that McDonnell would still be better than Cuccinnel who thankfully won’t be running governor in 2017.

Yeah, but we’ll have to put up with Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, or Rob Wittman for a year of campaigning. :(

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:59:06am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

I never did like Bob McDonnell though from the start. He managed to do dodge it successfully but I do think the academic paper he wrote about women did show he still viewed them i.e. his positions on choice and how he threw his wife under the bus to save his ass.

It’s some kind of politician that implies that he was cuckolded to try to avoid jail time.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:59:53am

re: #229 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP

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Soory you have to be represented in Congress by such a pubehead Sleuth

Oh my, what a fucking ass.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 5:59:59am

re: #229 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I’m not sure I want to know the origin of your name here at LGF. (::

Who is this wingnut Kentucky congressman? He apparently doesn’t realise that any treaty negotiated in the United Nations has to be approved by the Senate to be effective in the USA?

Or is this just scaremongering for his constituents?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:01:36am

re: #232 Timothy Watson

Yeah, but we’ll have to put with Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, or Rob Wittman for a year of campaigning. :(

Agh. Wonder which one will win. Gillespie certainly has the money but as you know the Republicans do resort to conventions to decide their nominee. Wittman ironically has the most elected experience but he’s also the one I know least about. Stewart, I know since he’s fairly local and made headway with an attempt to do a Prince William County version of the Arizona immigration bill.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:02:56am

re: #230 Anymouse

That would be the McDonell conviction, though if I could think of a reason, Mitch McConnell ought to be there too.

Bob McDonnell, wishful slip of the tongue there regarding Mitch?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:03:17am

re: #235 Anymouse

I’m not sure I want to know the origin of your name here at LGF. (::

Who is this wingnut Kentucky congressman? He apparently doesn’t realise that any treaty negotiated in the United Nations has to be approved by the Senate to be effective in the USA?

Or is this just scaremongering for his constituents?

From what BWS tells us, he’s pretty much Rand Paul’s man in the House.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:03:33am

re: #229 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP

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Sorry you have to be represented in Congress by such a pubehead Sleuth

And just like Brexit, the idiots who support this are lying out their ass:

Massie, in a comment on his Facebook post, said the bill was about preserving America’s sovereignty. “As a member of the UN, we bind our citizens to decisions made by undemocratic countries, when in fact our constitution should be the supreme law,” he wrote.

I doubt this dipshit could name a decision that we’re actually “bound” by. I don’t doubt he could name some decisions, but I also don’t doubt that every single one he could name is totally nonbinding and subject to our acceptance.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:04:39am

As much as I thought Britain exiting the EU was wrong, exiting the EU and the UN are different animals.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:05:03am

re: #235 Anymouse

I’m not sure I want to know the origin of your name here at LGF. (::

Who is this wingnut Kentucky congressman? He apparently doesn’t realise that any treaty negotiated in the United Nations has to be approved by the Senate to be effective in the USA?

Or is this just scaremongering for his constituents?

I was drunk posting here from my phone. The phrase Liberal Thoughts became Liberal Thighs. Figured it should stick around for a bit.

Congress critter Massie is a Tea Party idiot. One of the worst.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:05:27am

re: #236 HappyWarrior

Agh. Wonder which one will win. Gillespie certainly has the money but as you know the Republicans do resort to conventions to decide their nominee. Wittman ironically has the most elected experience but he’s also the one I know least about. Stewart, I know since he’s fairly local and made headway with an attempt to do a Prince William County version of the Arizona immigration bill.

And Stewart will probably do well with the convention crowd thanks to his support of Trump.

Wittman’s a weasel that will act like a moderate one second and go full-metal wingnut the next to pander to the nutjobs in the rural part of his district.

I think he’s worried about how the district will go in the future when you have the assholes in the rural part wanting a government shutdown and people in southern Prince William County, Stafford County, and northern Spotsylvania County who are worried about their government or contractor jobs.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:06:16am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:07:23am

re: #242 Timothy Watson

And Stewart will probably do well with the convention crowd thanks to his support of Trump.

Wittman’s a weasel that will act like a moderate one second and go full-metal wingnut the next to pander to the nutjobs in the rural part of his district.

I think he’s worried about how the district will go in the future when you have the assholes in the rural part wanting a government shutdown and people in southern Prince William County, Stafford County, and northern Spotsylvania County who are worried about their government or contractor jobs.

Agh I figured Wittman was like that. Yeah I think Stewart will do well too if it’s a convention. We are talking about a state party that did in fact nominate Cuccinnelli-Jacksob just a few years ago. Man the more I think about it, the more I am glad we have our odd election years because if we had it in 2014, we might be looking at Governor Cuccinneli today.

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makeitstop  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:07:48am

Well, this is damned depressing: A Facebook album called ‘Disturbing Signs.’

The genie is out of the bottle, and I see no way that anyone is going to get it back in. England is in for some dark times, looks like.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:08:07am

re: #195 Anymouse

For diversion, a Website that memorialises dummies who don’t understand the laws of physics:

11foot8.com

11 Foot 8 is a Website dedicated to a particular railroad trestle at that height.

The site contains numerous videos of people trying to drive vehicles (such as the one linked above) taller than that under the bridge. (Hint: the bridge always wins.)

The owner of the site has a business on the corner next to the trestle, and convinced another business across the streetcorner to allow him to put in another camera to get another angle of trucks, motor homes, and other vehicles being peeled open or otherwise destroyed when they go under the trestle.

He notes several trucking companies use his videos as safety training lectures on low clearance.

Well, to be fair, the bridge doesn’t always win.

Washington I-5 Bridge Collapse Caught on Security Camera

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:11:41am

re: #245 makeitstop

Well, this is damned depressing: A Facebook album called ‘Disturbing Signs.’

The genie is out of the bottle, and I see no way that anyone is going to get it back in. England is in for some dark times, looks like.

If Brexit had lost, there would have been a lot of grumbling, perhaps a spattering of violence, but nothing that would have lasted. But by winning, they’ve become emboldened and convinced that the majority of the country agrees with their insanity. The people of that nation are well and truly fucked.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:14:21am

Politico reports that hardly anyone wants to speak with Donald Trump at the RNC:

politico.com

With the convention less than a month away, POLITICO contacted more than 50 prominent governors, senators, and House members to gauge their interest in speaking. Only a few said they were open to it — and everyone else said they either weren’t planning on it, didn’t want to, weren’t going to Cleveland at all, or simply didn’t respond.

“I am not attending,” said South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who is overseeing the high-profile congressional Republican investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of the attacks on Benghazi. Gowdy, who said he was taking his family to the beach instead, hasn’t gone to conventions in the past and didn’t plan to now. “I’m not,” said South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a former two-term governor. “But hope you have a good Thursday!” “Don’t know,” said Sean Duffy, a reality TV star-turned-Wisconsin congressman, “I haven’t thought about it.” Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo: “I won’t be there.”

The widespread lack of interest, Republicans say, boils down to one thing: the growing consensus that it’s best to steer clear of Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:15:48am

re: #248 Anymouse

Politico reports that hardly anyone wants to speak with Donald Trump at the RNC:

politico.com

Rats on a sinking ship.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:19:59am

re: #246 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, to be fair, the bridge doesn’t always win.

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Fortunately, we don’t have any Interstate highways within sixty miles (or even many paved roads) so we don’t have to worry about bridge collapses. /s

Time for bed. Much Military Special vodka and Berry-Cherry Kool-Aid plus past my bedtime.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:20:11am

re: #248 Anymouse

Politico reports that hardly anyone wants to speak with Donald Trump at the RNC:

politico.com

The RNC is going to be a dumpster fire. I can’t imagine who they’re going to grab for the keynote speaker.

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Great White Snark  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:21:21am

..

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:21:25am

re: #251 Targetpractice

The RNC is going to be a dumpster fire. I can’t imagine who they’re going to grab for the keynote speaker.

Steve King of Iowa (R-racist)?

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:25:23am

Greets and saluts from the NJexit (or actually, just Exit 18 on the NJ Turnpike). Because that’s how we roll in NJ. We don’t need a Brexit, Texit, or Kyexit. We know what exits are for. They’re for interstate commerce.

And these fuckers here in the US who think that Brexit is some allegory or analogy to what needs to happen here better take a damn hard look at what happened.

The UK voted to leave the EU. They were sold a bill of goods by the UKIP, and absolutely none of the promises will come true. They will not get the money needed to fund NHS, they will not solve the immigration problem (which isn’t so much a problem as an inconvenience that should be resolved with more caring and policies that enable resettlement in prompt order since these are people trying to make a better life for themselves after a bunch of truly horrible regimes engage in mass slaughters decades after the British, French and other colonial empires finally left their empires to their own devices (for the most part)). When you talk of independence, the fact is most of the world dates its independence FROM the UK.

The UK now faces a period of huge upheaval. Economic ruin is a distinct possibility - especially for those who don’t have Trump size bank accounts (more on that later, since it looks like Trump’s been caught exaggerating his wealth again:

).

The UK wealth is evaporating under a cloud of pound devaluations* - and that’s kinda odd since the UK is part of the EU and yet managed to have its own currency, instead of porting over to the Euro. They UK has long had an arm’s length relation with the EU (and EEC before that). That hasn’t changed. The UK has long done its own thing, exiting the EU doesn’t change those things that the UKIP promised would change.

* as the currency trading shows, the pound is losing its value compared to the Euro, Dollar and other currencies, making it worth significantly less than it did just a few days ago.

But here come all the bad things that will happen - especially if Cameron’s successors trigger Article 50 - loss of access to EU markets, economic uncertainty, recession, lost wealth, and less money for UK government programs - which would make UKIP happy since they’re also intent on privatizing the NHS - taking a page out of the US GOP economic illiterates.

So of course Trump is touting all this as a model worth repeating here. He’s got lots of support back in the States for economic gibberish. Tax cuts that massively add to the debt, and which can only be offset with massive cuts to government programs.

We’re talking about a trillion dollars in revenues cut per Trump tax plan figures. Per year. When the US federal budget is $4 trillion, you’re shaving 25% of the budget in one shot. That’s not just breaking a few eggs to make an omelet - that’s burning down the entire poultry industry, and taking out all agriculture, and taking out infrastructure, education and law enforcement too.

The GOP seems to think all this is a good thing because they think government is too big (except when they can get all up in the lady bits with TRAP laws, abortion regs, birth control, and gay marriage, plus check your naughty bits for LGBT access to bathrooms).

These are people who want to burn down government and society all to do what exactly? They aren’t going to profit, because the economy will be in a prolonged slump from which it will take decades to recover from, and in the meantime entire generations of people will suffer from the damage done.

Trump and others who have sufficient coin on hand will come through this alright - they always do.

It’s everyone else who will be screwed - especially those angry white dudes who think that because minorities and women finally have rights that these angry white dudes have had for decades has somehow deprived them of the angry white dude rights.

We all suffer when the GOP agenda is enacted. We see it in Kansas. We’re going to see it play out in NJ if Gov. Christie’s education, estate tax, and gas tax plan is adopted, and we’ll see it if Trump becomes President with a GOP control of Congress intact.

This cannot be allowed to happen - and that means mobilizing for every single election held in your locality. Every school board. Every local election. Every off year, midterm, primary, and general election.

Apathy enables this nihilistic political agenda to gain currency. People who think these slogans will make them rich or gain them freedom when it does nothing of the sort.

The GOP thrives on angry ignorance. That must be countered.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:31:18am

re: #254 lawhawk

The GOP thrives on angry ignorance. That must be countered.

Nor just vote in every election (school board, cemetery district, &c). Identify seats that are unopposed, and run for them. Make them competitive.

“I don’t have time” or other such tommyrot is exactly why the Tea Party wingnuts got elected. They found time.

If I can get elected in an overwhelmingly red state, in the reddest part of the state, pretty much anyone without a criminal conviction can.

Run for office, dammit. Get on your school board, your library board, your city council, but don’t complain there is only an (R) running for an uncontested seat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:31:35am

re: #218 Timothy Watson

SCOTUS decisions at 9:30 am Eastern. Awaiting decisions on former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption case and an abortion case out of Texas.
twitter.com
scotusblog.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:32:48am

re: #229 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP

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Sorry you have to be represented in Congress by such a pubehead Sleuth

me, too……

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:33:26am

re: #254 lawhawk

When you talk of independence, the fact is most of the world dates its independence FROM the UK.

Love this part

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:34:25am

re: #182 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

> Slovenians don’t get a hangover… They “have a cat” (Imam mačka).

So do Germans, who have a male cat (einen Kater haben).

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:34:35am

So, this anti-choicer whitesplains MLK’s support of Planned Parenthood by claiming that he and Coretta were “stupid”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:34:54am

re: #235 Anymouse

I’m not sure I want to know the origin of your name here at LGF. (::

Who is this wingnut Kentucky congressman? He apparently doesn’t realise that any treaty negotiated in the United Nations has to be approved by the Senate to be effective in the USA?

Or is this just scaremongering for his constituents?

Massie is my congresscritter. He lives about 20 miles from me.
He is an extreme Libertarian, even though he’s registered as a Republican. Rand Paul hand-picked him, plucked him out of nowhere, and pretty much bought a seat in Congress for him.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:36:06am

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Massie is my congresscritter. He lives about 20 miles from me.
He is an extreme Libertarian, even though he’s registered as a Republican. Rand Paul hand-picked him, plucked him out of nowhere, and pretty much bought a seat in Congress for him.

Looks like Paul gave Massie his hair as well.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:36:21am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

So, this anti-choicer whitesplains MLK’s support of Planned Parenthood by claiming that he and Coretta were “stupid”

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Yeah that’s not condescending bullshit at all. You know for a bunch of people who insist liberals look down on people, conservatives do a pretty fine job doing it too when they talk about people different from them.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:37:11am

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Best democracy money can buy. /s

Actually, buying congressmen would fit in with a hard-line libertarian worldview. It is one of the arguments I used against my wife in our long-running argument that resulted in her leaving the Libertarian Party and joining the Democrats.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:37:35am

Baby Whiplash think this bullshit is true==>

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:37:56am

re: #259 Nyet

> Slovenians don’t get a hangover… They “have a cat” (Imam mačka).

So do Germans, who have a male cat (einen Kater haben).

This one is all me:
4. Slovenians don’t give up… They “throw a rifle into the corn” (Vržemo puško v koruzo).
Stubborn to the point of doing something like that. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes I get egg on my face.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:39:03am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Yeah that’s not condescending bullshit at all. You know for a bunch of people who insist liberals look down on people, conservatives do a pretty fine job doing it too when they talk about people different from them.

LOL I just noticed it used the word “hoodwinked” as in the KKK hoods, no not racist at all

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jeffreyw  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:39:20am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:39:22am

re: #265 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash think this bullshit is true==>

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That reads like a white person trying to type as a black person.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:39:49am

Yep totes not a racist…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:41:01am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:41:01am

re: #265 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash think this bullshit is true==>

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Conspiracy theories are always dramatic. You know what i love about the ones that isnsit that so and so will enact martial law so they can get a third term is most Presidents are happy to be leaving. I said the same about the silly Bush ones too. The only recent President that really wanted to keep power was Reagan and that was when Reagan’s mind was being lost.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:41:06am

re: #265 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash think this bullshit is true==>

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Because everyone uses a platform like Twitter, known for its security vulnerabilities, to plan the declaration of martial law and the suspension of elections.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:41:09am

He has teh sads…

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:42:24am

re: #274 The Vicious Babushka

If he isn’t watching CNN, how does he know? /

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:42:34am

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Also known as default. So yeah honestly I don’t care if the race” or “gender” card is played. I much agreed with a thought that Justice Ginsburg when she was asked how many women would be enough for her on the USSC and she answered 9.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:43:12am

re: #275 lawhawk

If he isn’t watching CNN, how does he know? /

His advisers that he doesn’t need.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:43:46am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

So, this anti-choicer whitesplains MLK’s support of Planned Parenthood by claiming that he and Coretta were “stupid”

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As we’ve seen this past six months, white folks on the far-right and far-left are united in their belief that black voters are simply too stupid to know what’s good for them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:43:59am

Corey seems well settled into his new job:

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:44:22am

Scotus Blog weighs in on the expected announcement of decisions today.

scotusblog.com

The blog lays out the cases as they were argued in plain language, but makes no assumptions on how the Supreme Court will rule on the cases.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:44:26am

re: #273 Timothy Watson

Because everyone uses a platform like Twitter, known for its security vulnerabilities, to plan the declaration of martial law and the suspension of elections.

Not to mention Deray and I mean no disrespect to him, someone who had very little success in his first run for elected office is going to be able to conspire to be in a conspiracy for that.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:44:39am

re: #278 Targetpractice

As we’ve seen this past six months, white folks on the far-right and far-left are united in their belief that black voters are simply too stupid to know what’s good for them.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:45:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:46:17am

If black people simply voted for black people because they were black, Michael Steele would be the Senator from Maryland today. Of course, then the wingnuts see that he was a Republican and then add that black voters are too stupid to know that the GOP has their best interests at heart.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:46:18am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Yep.

Well, I am pretty far left on the spectrum (not to be confused with autism), but I think no such thing.

However, that’s just me. I don’t have a megaphone to spew opposition to racist opinions whether they are on the right or left.

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Bass Reeves  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:46:29am

re: #269 Franklin

That reads like a white person trying to type as a black person dumbass typed it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:46:35am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The internet is forever you cumbuckets.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:48:07am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

The internet is forever you cumbuckets.

Conservatives seem to have a problem understanding the Internet and technology (such things as science and screen shots).

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:48:15am

re: #285 Anymouse

Well, I am pretty far left on the spectrum (not to be confused with autism), but I think no such thing.

However, that’s just me. I don’t have a megaphone to spew opposition to racist opinions whether they are on the right or left.

We’re talking about Jill Stein types. Your’e definitely not the type of person being talked about here. The kind of person being talked here sees Clinton’s success among African-American voters and concludes they were too stupid to know that Sanders was best for their interests or that they were low information voters.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:48:31am

re: #283 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The historical revisionism begins. “We never promised you that! Just ignore our website…and our newspaper ads…and the sides of numerous buses…etc.”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:48:56am

Cumbucket, man the Scottish insults are rubbing off on me and I have to pat myself on the back for that one.

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Teukka  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:49:07am

re: #184 Dave In Austin

Reported for Dox

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Doxing and other intelligence activities against counter-protesters, sometimes used to commit violent crimes, is something which the extreme right has been doing for quite a while. When they don’t get a silly notion that someone is a “leftie” and go violent. This guy for example is wanted by Sweden for Murder, he merely thought someone was a leftie. He is still at large.

Has anyone tried to contact the target of the d0x to give her a heads up?

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:49:49am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

We’re talking about Jill Stein types. Your’e definitely not the type of person being talked about here. The kind of person being talked here sees Clinton’s success among African-American voters and concludes they were too stupid to know that Sanders was best for their interests or that they were low information voters.

Or that they’re stuck on the “Dem plantation” because they’re supporting the party that has been looking out for their rights and interests for decades and not the old white socialist who bailed on them 50 years ago and now is trying to run on lies and exaggerations of his contribution to the fight.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:50:15am
Latest stats on Labour departures
Posted at 09:44

To bring you up to speed with where we are on the comings and goings, so far we have:

- 20 resignations, one sacking (Hilary Benn) and two informal departures (two peers say they won’t attend shadow cabinet under Jeremy Corbyn)

- 23 out of 31 members of the shadow cabinet have departed

- the remaining members are: Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson, Rosie Winterton, John McDonnell, Andy Burnham, Emily Thornberry, Jon Trickett and Diane Abbott

bbc.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:52:22am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:52:57am

re: #293 Targetpractice

Or that they’re stuck on the “Dem plantation” because they’re supporting the party that has been looking out for their rights and interests for decades and not the old white socialist who bailed on them 50 years ago and now is trying to run on lies and exaggerations of his contribution to the fight.

They attack Clinton for being a Goldwater Girl and ignore that Clinton has done a lot for Civil Rights in the years since. Sad to say but so much of far left politics in this country is about living in the past rather than attempting to make a better future. For reference, Jill Stein bitching about what Clinton’s stance on gay marriage was in 2004. Barney Frank’s ad about hat by the way was brilliant.

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Skip Intro  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:54:15am

re: #275 lawhawk

If he isn’t watching CNN, how does he know? /

Hannity and Greta are the only two “fair” cable people. No need to watch anyone else.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:55:39am

re: #296 HappyWarrior

They attack Clinton for being a Goldwater Girl and ignore that Clinton has done a lot for Civil Rights in the years since. Sad to say but so much of far left politics in this country is about living in the past rather than attempting to make a better future. For reference, Jill Stein bitching about what Clinton’s stance on gay marriage was in 2004. Barney Frank’s ad about hat by the way was brilliant.

As someone whose politics had shifted dramatically over the last ten years, the mentality of people like Stein really pisses me off.

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Skip Intro  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:56:31am

So we’re already down another 230 points in the Dow today. That’s over 800 points in two days. At what point will the liar Trump admit we’re effected by Brexit?

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:57:27am

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

bbc.com

Christ, where’s Malcolm Tucker when you need him?

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:57:52am

Meanwhile, SMOTI is trawling in infested waters plucking out the craziest of conspiracies and claims - like Hillary and Huma “crashing” the Gay Pride Parade in NYC, or that she and other Democrats are fundraising off a Democrat killing LGBT in Orlando.

twitter.com

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:58:21am

re: #299 Skip Intro

So we’re already down another 230 points in the Dow today. That’s over 800 points in two days. At what point will the liar Trump admit we’re effected by Brexit?

Obama’s fault. Trump will have the best stock market.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:58:32am

re: #299 Skip Intro

So we’re already down another 230 points in the Dow today. That’s over 800 points in two days. At what point will the liar Trump admit we’re effected by Brexit?

The only hope for Trump at this point is another economic recession, so of course he’s going to deny that Brexit has anything to do with this and will no doubt look for a way to spin it as “chickens coming home to roost” for the President.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:59:11am

re: #288 Anymouse

Conservatives seem to have a problem understanding the Internet and technology (such things as science and screen shots).

Well, they think “Net Neutrality” is the exact opposite of what it really is, so would you expect any different?

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Skip Intro  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:59:41am

re: #303 Targetpractice

I question the timing. Too bad idiot Trump voters won’t.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:59:50am

re: #299 Skip Intro

So we’re already down another 230 points in the Dow today. That’s over 800 points in two days. At what point will the liar Trump admit we’re effected by Brexit?

MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K) MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K) MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K)

Frell, I looked.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 6:59:50am

re: #298 Timothy Watson

As someone whose politics had shifted dramatically over the last ten years, the mentality of people like Stein really pisses me off.

My own politics have been pretty much consistent since I’ve started following politics but I honestly have a lot more respect for people like yourself who looked at their own then conservative views and re-accessed than people like Stein who make a big thing out of purity and want to hold grudges. Not to mention Stein is happy to apologize for Putin and was eager to rationalize the Euexit while ignoring the bigotry against immigrants. The Greens have shown me exactly why I have no desire to see them become a serious political power.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:01:12am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

We’re talking about Jill Stein types. Your’e [sic] definitely not the type of person being talked about here. The kind of person being talked here sees Clinton’s success among African-American voters and concludes they were too stupid to know that Sanders was best for their interests or that they were low information voters.

It wouldn’t have anything to do with Mrs. Clinton’s political platform resonating with minority voters. Dr. Stein is not much more than a cheerleader for the uptown Klan.re: #292 Teukka

Doxing and other intelligence activities against counter-protesters, sometimes used to commit violent crimes, is something which the extreme right has been doing for quite a while. When they don’t get a silly notion that someone is a “leftie” and go violent. This guy for example is wanted by Sweden for Murder, he merely thought someone was a leftie. He is still at large.

Has anyone tried to contact the target of the d0x to give her a heads up?

Wow. That fellow seems nice.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:02:01am

re: #301 lawhawk

Meanwhile, SMOTI is trawling in infested waters plucking out the craziest of conspiracies and claims - like Hillary and Huma “crashing” the Gay Pride Parade in NYC, or that she and other Democrats are fundraising off a Democrat killing LGBT in Orlando.

twitter.com

Clinton may not be gay herself but she’s done far more to advance the cause of LGBT rights than Jim Hoft ever will since Jim prefers to harbor in the delusion that conservatives somehow care about LGBT rights. Also ignores that Clinton was the first First Lady to march in a pride parade. I don’t get what he hopes to accomplish here. He’s not going to win anyone on his side over with this because they don’t care about gay people at all.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:02:28am

Stein has proven to be the sort of candidate who demonstrates well why third parties are treated as a joke in this country. Her entire appeal at this point is to the deluded masses of Sanders supporters who are looking for a place to take their protest vote.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:03:03am

re: #301 lawhawk

Meanwhile, SMOTI is trawling in infested waters plucking out the craziest of conspiracies and claims - like Hillary and Huma “crashing” the Gay Pride Parade in NYC, or that she and other Democrats are fundraising off a Democrat killing LGBT in Orlando.

twitter.com

RWNJ hate Huma for some reason. And Hillary of course. And Valerie Jarrett. And….

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:03:23am

re: #308 Anymouse

It wouldn’t have anything to do with Mrs. Clinton’s political platform resonating with minority voters. Dr. Stein is not much more than a cheerleader for the uptown Klan.

Wow. That fellow seems nice.

Right, nothing to do with that. I wouldn’t say Stein is a cheerleader for that per say but I think she like many of the types I’m talking about is pretty ignorant about minorities. I imagine she probably doesn’t know many people of diverse backgrounds and if she does, they only exist in her far left bubble.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:03:47am

re: #311 Sir John Barron

RWNJ hate Huma for some reason. And Hillary of course. And Valerie Jarrett. And….

Come on dude, you know why they hate Huma, she’s a Muslim and a successful one at that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:03:50am

First opinion Voisine v. United States
6-2 affirms Fifth Circuit.
Holding: A reckless domestic assault qualifies as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:04:19am

re: #314 Backwoods_Sleuth

First opinion Voisine v. United States
6-2 affirms Fifth Circuit.
Holding: A reckless domestic assault qualifies as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:04:48am

re: #310 Targetpractice

Stein has proven to be the sort of candidate who demonstrates well why third parties are treated as a joke in this country. Her entire appeal at this point is to the deluded masses of Sanders supporters who are looking for a place to take their protest vote.

Indeed, I hear people complain about the two party system and I don’t entirely disagree but when our third parties are spearheaded by people like Johnson, Stein, and others, there’s a reason why they fail.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:04:54am

re: #309 HappyWarrior

Clinton may not be gay herself but she’s done far more to advance the cause of LGBT rights than Jim Hoft ever will since Jim prefers to harbor in the delusion that conservatives somehow care about LGBT rights. Also ignores that Clinton was the first First Lady to march in a pride parade. I don’t get what he hopes to accomplish here. He’s not going to win anyone on his side over with this because they don’t care about gay people at all.

Oh I almost forgot SMOTI came out after Pulse. Yes, Dim Jim is now the arbiter of all things LGBT.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:05:32am

re: #304 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, they think “Net Neutrality” is the exact opposite of what it really is, so would you expect any different?

They are wilfully ignorant (to their supporters). They know exactly what net neutrality is (essentially, socialism of the Internet). They are opposed to anything at all that does not give corporations an advantage over individuals.

My wife (who’s website is linked with my name here) notes that if net neutrality is somehow neutered, she would be unable to continue her Website on hopeless cynicism or even my E-mail (which goes through her Website). Net neutrality was another issue that caused her to re-evaluate her libertarianism.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:05:35am

re: #270 The Vicious Babushka

Yep totes not a racist…

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Judging by his twitter he might be black though.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:05:49am

re: #313 HappyWarrior

Come on dude, you know why they hate Huma, she’s a Muslim and a successful one at that.

Also a woman and Democrat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:06:08am

Here’s the big one Whole Women’s Health.
Decision of the Fifth Circuit is reversed.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:06:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:06:30am

...

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:07:10am

re: #310 Targetpractice

Stein has proven to be the sort of candidate who demonstrates well why third parties are treated as a joke in this country. Her entire appeal at this point is to the deluded masses of Sanders supporters who are looking for a place to take their protest vote.

At least the Independent Greens here in Virginia gives us a laugh every once in awhile.

Comedy Central

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:07:24am

re: #317 Sir John Barron

Oh I almost forgot SMOTI came out after Pulse. Yes, Dim Jim is now the arbiter of all things LGBT.

//

He deludes himself into thinking it was the conservatives on the court that ruled favorably on same sex marriage last summer despite the fact that all of them not only objected to Kennedy’s majority opinion but some of them with quite a whine. It would be like saying the Civil Rights passed Congress because of hte South even though the South was opposed to Civil Rights. He really is the SMOTI. Doesn’t even try to show otherwise.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:07:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:08:33am

re: #326 Franklin

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Sometimes my feets are killing me, too…

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:09:13am

re: #316 HappyWarrior

I’m not a cheerleader for the Libertarian Party, but Governor Johnson is a heck of a lot more affable and reasonable than Dr. Stein on her best day.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:09:27am

re: #323 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tex Gov Abbott (TCOT!!!!!) and LG Dan Patrick won’t be happy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:10:29am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:10:32am

re: #328 Anymouse

I’m not a cheerleader for the Libertarian Party, but Governor Johnson is a heck of a lot more affable and reasonable than Dr. Stein on her best day.

Isn’t that what we call damning with faint praise? I trust WW’s word on him having been in his state when he was governor. My problem with him is he talks the Libertarian game on the issues but admits to have voted for a religious theocrat in Chuck Baldwin for President in 2008.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:12:42am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

butthurt level : massive

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:12:53am

Whole Woman’s Health opinion here (PDF)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:12:56am

Then again I pretty much predicted last summer that someone (didn’t think it would be Hoft since he was still happily bashing LGBT rights that summer) that some wingnut would claim it was conservatives that were for LGBT rights all along. Sad part is the President who Hoft has made his name despising has done more for GLBT Americans than any other President by a large margin.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:13:02am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Great stuff, I’ve been wanting that whole “admitting privileges” bullshit staked through the heart for the longest time. No other out-patient procedures are required to meet such a ridiculous standard.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:13:21am

re: #319 Nyet

Judging by his twitter he might be black though.

Whatevs. Blocked now.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:14:47am

The new Patrick Stewart Strongbow ads are funny. Never been a Star Trek fan at all but Stewart is a likable dude in my book.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:15:11am

re: #333 Backwoods_Sleuth

Justice Ginsberg takes special umbrage to the GOP/right wing extremist claims that the TRAP laws somehow protect women from medical harms. She calls them out for lying when looking at actual health care statistics showing women seeking abortions have fewer complications or adverse reactions compared to other medical procedures that were not regulated by the TRAP laws.

She calls the GOP out for lying to impose draconian laws.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:16:11am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Reads like a victory for the NRA.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:16:43am

re: #338 lawhawk

Justice Ginsberg takes special umbrage to the GOP/right wing extremist claims that the TRAP laws somehow protect women from medical harms. She calls them out for lying when looking at actual health care statistics showing women seeking abortions have fewer complications or adverse reactions compared to other medical procedures that were not regulated by the TRAP laws.

She calls the GOP out for lying to impose draconian laws.

Awesome.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:19:06am

Baby Whiplash thinks there are actually people who “celebrate baby killing as a sacrament”
It’s almost as though he believes in the Blood Libel.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:21:02am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wow. So even if Fat Tony got a day pass from Hell to give an opinion, it still would have gone right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:21:18am

Thomas thinks the Court has a troubling tendency “to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue.”

gaaaahhhhhhhh

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:21:35am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash thinks there are actually people who “celebrate baby killing as a sacrament”
It’s almost as though he believes in the Blood Libel.

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Someone should ask him if he would troll Laura and Barbara Bush in this way. They’re pro-choice too as was Ronald Reagan’s daughter. Oh wait, Baby Ben only goes after Pro-Choice Democratic Women because it fits his narrow narrative that only Democrats are “baby killers.”

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:21:48am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

He basically does.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:21:48am

re: #342 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Wow. So even if Fat Tony got a day pass from Hell to give an opinion, it still would have gone right?

yep

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:22:03am

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Thomas thinks the Court has a troubling tendency “to bend the rules when any effort to limit abortion, or even to speak in opposition to abortion, is at issue.”

gaaaahhhhhhhh

He really is a terrible judge.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:22:40am

re: #342 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Wow. So even if Fat Tony got a day pass from Hell to give an opinion, it still would have gone right?

Given Kennedy’s views on choice, absolutely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:23:52am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:24:57am

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wonder what she’s been up to since she lost to Abbott. Texas deserved better than that asshole. I know there’s a lot of wingnut assholes in Texas but there’s alot of genuinely good people there too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:26:59am

re: #339 Targetpractice

Reads like a victory for the NRA.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:27:27am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ah, makes more sense. Thanks for the clarification.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:29:42am

aka “Fuck you”

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:29:55am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

Violation of 2nd Amendment. Obama’s America.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:31:13am

McDonnell: Decision of the Fourth Circuit is vacated and remanded. Unanimous Court.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:31:38am

re: #355 Backwoods_Sleuth

McDonnell: Decision of the Fourth Circuit is vacated and remanded. Unanimous Court.

Sucks to be you Bob.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:32:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:34:06am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s privilege right there and yet conservatives like McDonnell want to limit death row appeals.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:34:23am

I reiterate my summation of the Notorious RBG:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:35:00am

re: #359 lawhawk

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Abbott doesn’t give a fuck about women’s health. He does give a fuck about what TCOT thinks though.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:36:25am

re: #331 HappyWarrior

Isn’t that what we call damning with faint praise? I trust WW’s word on him having been in his state when he was governor. My problem with him is he talks the Libertarian game on the issues but admits to have voted for a religious theocrat in Chuck Baldwin for President in 2008.

I have zero praise for Governor Johnson, though I would note his VP pick, Governor Weld of Massachusetts, won his reëlection to the state governorship with less than ten precincts going against him: He was respected amongst both Republicans and Democrats.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:36:49am

re: #359 lawhawk

What he meant to say: SCOTUS took away our “ability to control women’s bodies.”

Edited

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:38:15am

re: #359 lawhawk

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Ginsberg: “Texas argues that H.B.2’s restrictions are constitutional because they protect the health of women who experience complications from abortions. In truth, ‘complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous.’”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:38:34am

re: #361 Anymouse

I have zero praise for Governor Johnson, though I would note his VP pick, Governor Weld of Massachusetts, won his reëlection to the state governorship with less than ten precincts going against him: He was respected amongst both Republicans and Democrats.

Yeah Weld seems like a reasonable type. I remember reading about him since he had a competitve election with Kerry in 1996. I do think Johnson isn’t as nutty as some Libertarians I’ve met but I’m very skeptical about the LP overall since they talk a good game on individual rights but A) don’t seem to value government being able to uphold them and B) are quiet when state/local rights intrude on them. GDF has illustrated it better than I can.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:39:09am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ginsberg: “Texas argues that H.B.2’s restrictions are constitutional because they protect the health of women who experience complications from abortions. In truth, ‘complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous.’”

And unlike Abbott and the GOP, she actually looked at research rather than spreading “common sense” that comes from nothing.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:40:31am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Just goes to show how utterly useless anti-corruption laws are if ordering an appointed subordinate to hold meetings with someone (who has given you tens of thousands of dollars) doesn’t count as an “official act”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:40:59am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:41:22am

Well, Game of Thrones was pretty good last night.

Walder Frey, dead. At the hands of Arya Stark. Frey was pretty awful, needed to be offed a long time ago. And we hardly knew thee, King Tommen. Couldn’t imagine was Cersei’s play was for the trial, although Tyrion’s mentioning last week of what the Mad King had in store for King’s Landing should have been a clue. Too bad no more Natalie Dormer. But that was pretty effective game playing, Cersei. Still worried about Little Finger, especially now since Sansa smacked down his iron throne dreams for now. Little Finger must be feeling pretty used right now, brought in his troops to save the day and there’s no place at the table for him. Oh well. And Lady Mormont is still pretty badass. Also finally learned why the Night King hasn’t attacked yet—the dead apparently are prevented by some kind of force field from going beyond the wall. I thought the wall was just a physical barrier. But they could sail around the wall I imagine. Anyway, some things make more sense now, and the plot finally seems to be moving somewhere after years of sidetracks and tangents and minor stories.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:42:45am

re: #359 lawhawk

Texas AG: SCOTUS took away our “ability to protect women’s health” t.co pic.twitter.com
— Talking Points Memo

OFFS

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:43:16am

re: #365 HappyWarrior

It goes back to what I’ve been saying since Texas imposed HB2 originally. Had Texas wanted to protect women in the state, they would have imposed HB2 restrictions on plastic surgery centers, ambulatory surgical centers, and other similar outpatient surgical centers, which have far higher complication and fatality rates for women seeking procedures there.

Complication rates and fatality rates for the women seeking abortions are several magnitudes lower than women getting plastic surgery or other medical procedures, even childbirth - natural or Cesarean. But the TX GOP sought a back door abortion ban with TRAP laws that required abortion clinics to make costly changes to their infrastructure that made no sense based on the services provided.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:43:27am

Wendy Davis is finally vindicated.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:43:42am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

Sucks to be you Bob.

Doesn’t he get a retrial?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:43:58am

re: #372 Sir John Barron

Doesn’t he get a retrial?

yes

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:44:23am

re: #372 Sir John Barron

Doesn’t he get a retrial?

Yes, if the government wants to pursue it. The conviction (and the ruling of the Fourth Circuit affirming the conviction) was vacated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:45:12am
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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:45:41am

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Someone should ask him if he would troll Laura and Barbara Bush in this way. They’re pro-choice too as was Ronald Reagan’s daughter. Oh wait, Baby Ben only goes after Pro-Choice Democratic Women because it fits his narrow narrative that only Democrats are “baby killers.”

Canadian conservative wingnuts are the same as our wingnuts. They have the same attitude; the only moral abortion is my abortion.

prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org

(A long list of anecdotal stories by an abortion provider in British Columbia who had to deal with so-called “pro-lifers” seeking abortions without their compatriots finding out. The article is well-worth reading to see conservative hypocrisy at its finest.)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:45:55am

re: #372 Sir John Barron

Doesn’t he get a retrial?

YEah I misread.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:46:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:46:48am

re: #376 Anymouse

Canadian conservative wingnuts are the same as our wingnuts. They have the same attitude; the only moral abortion is my abortion.

prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org

(A long list of anecdotal stories by an abortion provider in British Columbia who had to deal with so-called “pro-lifers” seeking abortions without their compatriots finding out. The article is well-worth reading to see conservative hypocrisy at its finest.)

Doesn’t surprise me at all. There’s been at least two elected Republicans who are known to have forced their lovers to have abortions.

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stpaulbear  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:46:53am

re: #306 Timothy Watson

MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K) MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K) MUST NOT LOOK AT 401(K)

Frell, I looked.

That’s what I’m telling myself today.

I did go in last friday to look at my distribution to see how vulnerable I am. I know that when the market takes a nosedive, my work-sponsored RSA seems to lose about half the overall downturn rate. I’m retiring in three years so as soon as there’s some bounce back from this (please, please, please), I’ll go shift some of the volatile stuff out of harm’s way.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:47:23am

re: #376 Anymouse

Canadian conservative wingnuts are the same as our wingnuts. They have the same attitude; the only moral abortion is my abortion.

prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org

(A long list of anecdotal stories by an abortion provider in British Columbia who had to deal with so-called “pro-lifers” seeking abortions without their compatriots finding out. The article is well-worth reading to see conservative hypocrisy at its finest.)

There are similar lists of stories for the US. One of the most outrageous ones I read was a woman, in the waiting room waiting to get her abortion, yelling at others about how they were going to hell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:47:30am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:47:57am

re: #374 Timothy Watson

Yes, if the government wants to pursue it. The conviction (and the ruling of the Fourth Circuit affirming the conviction) was vacated.

I misread yeah. Don’t know why it was overturned but meh fuck McDonnell.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:48:02am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:48:39am

Trumps Turnberry Ceremony, in Lego form:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:48:48am

re: #381 Belafon

There are similar lists of stories for the US. One of the most outrageous ones I read was a woman, in the waiting room waiting to get her abortion, yelling at others about how they were going to hell.

There was a brief time when I considered myself anti-abortion but I’ve become staunchly pro choice but I have always hated the anti-abortion movement in this country for the way they treat women.

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:48:59am

re: #381 Belafon

There are similar lists of stories for the US. One of the most outrageous ones I read was a woman, in the waiting room waiting to get her abortion, yelling at others about how they were going to hell.

A similar story is noted at Pro Choice Action Network. That may be the same case, as the organisation collects stories from USA providers, also.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:49:07am

Hillary is campaigning in Independence, KY today. Elizabeth Warren is with her:

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Anymouse  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:50:47am

re: #386 HappyWarrior

There was a brief time when I considered myself anti-abortion but I’ve become staunchly pro choice but I have always hated the anti-abortion movement in this country for the way they treat women.

I used to be sceptical about abortion myself, but have come around to the positions:

a) It ain’t my business.
b) After reflection, it still ain’t my business.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:51:28am

You’re confused. You are thinking of The Right’s devotion to GUNZ.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:51:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:52:25am

re: #389 Anymouse

I used to be sceptical about abortion myself, but have come around to the positions:

a) It ain’t my business.
b) After reflection, it still ain’t my business.

Right.

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stpaulbear  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:52:34am

re: #322 Franklin

So is baby whiplash going to wind up in the hospital today?

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:52:40am

A cookie to the first person to post a video to the Sen. Warren intro for Hillary that just happened.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:52:43am
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:53:13am

re: #374 Timothy Watson

Yes, if the government wants to pursue it. The conviction (and the ruling of the Fourth Circuit affirming the conviction) was vacated.

What about McDonnell’s wife? Wasn’t she convicted in a separate trial?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:53:15am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:53:35am

re: #390 The Vicious Babushka

You’re confused. You are thinking of The Right’s devotion to GUNZ.

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As I said, they act like it’s just the left but ignore how every Republican first lady except Nancy since Roe has been pro-choice. Abortion needs to be safe as possible.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:53:48am

This affects thirteen states.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:54:07am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good. SCOTUS seemed to really did their homework on this.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:54:09am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

But we SAID it would protect women. Just take our word for it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:54:50am

Li’l Whiplash is such a stupid tool.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:54:57am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well,…no. No, we couldn’t find even one case where these rules would have made a difference. But I can imagine one!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:55:16am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:55:19am

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

Warren on Trump: “You want to see goofy? Look at him in that hat.”
— Ken Thomas

This campaign could actually be a lot of fun.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:55:31am

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

buuurn

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:56:01am

If these are “health regulations” why don’t they apply to cosmetic surgery storefronts?

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:56:17am

re: #395 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s a reminder of how the GOP loves to claim that they want to get rid of unwarranted and unneeded regulations, when it comes to everything but abortion.

Strike down environmental regulations? The GOP is for that.
Strike down VRA/CRA regs? The GOP is for that too.

Both of those are necessary, but the GOP is against them.

But hey, there’s this TRAP law that purports to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, but would otherwise eliminate abortion clinics from most of a given state? Yeah, let’s do that.

Unconstitutional, with an extra dose of RBG bitch-slapping Texas for good measure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:57:22am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:57:25am

re: #385 Franklin

Trumps Turnberry Ceremony, in Lego form:

Are there many electoral votes in Scotland for Trump?

/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:57:29am

re: #402 The Vicious Babushka

Li’l Whiplash is such a stupid tool.

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He really is. It’s obvious that he did not read a damn word of the opinion. Again, his obsession that it’s “leftists” ignores that one of the court’s staunchest defenders of choice is a Reagan appointee. In fact the only Reagan appointee to the USSC that was anti-choice was Scalia. Maybe Ben should be directing his bile towards Reagan.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:57:51am

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh, for the Photoshop skills to put this Goofy Hat on Trump!

Make America Goof Again
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:58:05am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

As a co-writer of #HB2, I am disappointed by the decision, but will remain committed to protecting women’s health and safety. #txlege
— Dan Patrick

OFFS

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:58:15am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And if he was that concerned about women’s health and safety, he wouldn’t have pushed this bill.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:58:23am

I have a problem with this line of thinking. Wall Street needed a bailout *AND* people needed to go to jail.

Can’t fault then Senator Clinton for not sending people to jail.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:58:57am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:58:59am

re: #408 lawhawk

That’s a reminder of how the GOP loves to claim that they want to get rid of unwarranted and unneeded regulations, when it comes to everything but abortion.

Strike down environmental regulations? The GOP is for that.
Strike down VRA/CRA regs? The GOP is for that too.

Both of those are necessary, but the GOP is against them.

But hey, there’s this TRAP law that purports to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, but would otherwise eliminate abortion clinics from most of a given state? Yeah, let’s do that.

Unconstitutional, with an extra dose of RBG bitch-slapping Texas for good measure.

Yeah since when have conservatives wanted regulations of any kind, let alone regulations of healthcare?

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Dr. Matt  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:59:12am

I guarantee you at this very moment, the Texas Legislature are currently drafting another unconstitutional anti-choice bill.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:59:43am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

If these are “health regulations” why don’t they apply to cosmetic surgery storefronts?

Those storefronts have higher complication rates, including fatalities, than women in those abortion clinics. But only abortion clinics saw the TRAP laws enacted.

The only way around today’s decision is to make TRAP laws apply to all ambulatory surgical centers and similar facilities - to make sure that they’re regulated in the same manner, because women face greater threat of complication than in an abortion clinic.

But the TX GOP wont do that, since it would actually mean caring about women’s health. All the TX GOP wanted to do was eliminate abortions by a back door measure.

They were called on the carpet for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 7:59:47am

Donald’s tweetstorm should be epic today.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:00:16am

re: #418 Sir John Barron

Yeah since when have conservatives wanted regulations of any kind, let alone regulations of healthcare?

When it involves effecting others not like them, they’re all for it.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:00:20am

re: #419 Dr. Matt

I guarantee you at this very moment, the Texas Legislature are currently drafting another unconstitutional anti-choice bill.

Don’t you mean they are sitting by their fax machine for some unconstitutional legislation-in-a-can to come across the wire for them to file?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:01:09am

re: #421 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Lewandowski gets destroyed on CNN for hyping Trump as Brexit expert: ‘He didn’t know what it was’

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He didn’t know what it was? That’s his excuse?

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:02:22am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:04:10am

re: #425 HappyWarrior

He didn’t know what it was? That’s his excuse?

I think it’s about Trump claiming that he KNEW ‘Leave’ would win, when in fact, when asked about it, his response was “Uh…Hmmmm….”, clearly indicating he didn’t even know what the word meant.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:04:51am

re: #419 Dr. Matt

I guarantee you at this very moment, the Texas Legislature are currently drafting another unconstitutional anti-choice bill.

They’re not in session until next year, but yes, the Republicans here are probably trying to think of a way around the decision. It probably starts with “When we see a government impose decisions that run counter to our moral compass, it starts to become time to think that our choice may be to separate from that government.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:05:03am

re: #427 Blind Frog Belly White

I think it’s about Trump claiming that he KNEW ‘Leave’ would win, when in fact, when asked about it, his response was “Uh…Hmmmm….”, clearly indicating he didn’t even know what the word meant.

Nor did he have any idea who Boris Johnson is…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:05:12am

re: #427 Blind Frog Belly White

I think it’s about Trump claiming that he KNEW ‘Leave’ would win, when in fact, when asked about it, his response was “Uh…Hmmmm….”, clearly indicating he didn’t even know what the word meant.

So Corey’s saying that Trump had no idea Leave meant Leave the EU?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:05:32am

re: #429 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nor did he have any idea who Boris Johnson is…

That’s a shame. A father should know his son. //

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Dr. Matt  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:06:25am

Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI)
17,095.11
Down 305.64 (1.76%)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:06:34am

re: #425 HappyWarrior

I like how, in the opening of the clip, he’s asked about Trump talking about his golf course when asked about the Brexit vote, and Lewandowski talks about what a great opportunity it is for travellers that the Pound has tanked.

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Teukka  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:07:00am

re: #308 Anymouse

It wouldn’t have anything to do with Mrs. Clinton’s political platform resonating with minority voters. Dr. Stein is not much more than a cheerleader for the uptown Klan.

Wow. That fellow seems nice.

Yep. Part of a Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (Nordic Resistance Movement) clique that used to target any “non-aryan” for stabbings. And NMR is the crew that threatened journalists in broad daylight, outside the “DN” Skyscraper, across the street from the Russian embassy here in Stockholm.

Wholesome kids, eh?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:07:02am

re: #433 Blind Frog Belly White

I like how, in the opening of the clip, he’s asked about Trump talking about his golf course when asked about the Brexit vote, and Lewandowski talks about what a great opportunity it is for travellers that the Pound has tanked.

They’re such shitmongrels.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:07:03am

re: #425 HappyWarrior

He didn’t know what it was? That’s his excuse?

No, Christine Quinn said that about Trump. The headline is a little incomplete. Corey is trying to say how farsighted and America-oriented Trump is, and Quinn responded that Drumph didn’t even know what Brexit was and only cares about it insofar as it affects his properties and investments.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:07:33am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:07:43am

re: #436 Sir John Barron

No, Christine Quinn said that about Trump. The headline is a little incomplete. Corey is trying to say how farsighted and America-oriented Trump is, and Quinn responded that Drumph didn’t even know what Brexit was and only cares about insofar as it affects his properties and investments.

Ohhhhhhh okay. That makes sense.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:09:04am

re: #435 HappyWarrior

They’re such shitmongrels.

Upding for ‘shitmongrels’.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:10:07am

re: #433 Blind Frog Belly White

I like how, in the opening of the clip, he’s asked about Trump talking about his golf course when asked about the Brexit vote, and Lewandowski talks about what a great opportunity it is for travellers that the Pound has tanked.

Yeah, it’s not like people will possibly make a decision to cut back on discretionary travel as their investment/retirement portfolios are decimated…

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:11:55am

They say this like it’s a bad thing:

The GOP is threatened with losing majorities in Congress? Good. They should. They’re the ones responsible for Trump’s ascendancy and the detachment from fiscal realities and the constitutional requirement to provide for the General Welfare.

Fealty to an absolutist reading of the 2A, ignoring the separation of church and state under the 1A, rolling back the rights under the 13A and 14A, and depriving LGBT of their rights? That’s what the GOP stands for.

But hey, the GOP wants more tax cuts that will favor the rich!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:11:59am

re: #439 Sir John Barron

Upding for ‘shitmongrels’.

I’ve been practicing my Scottish style insults. :)

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:12:01am

re: #437 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Brexiteers are gonna hit the fuckin’ roof.

Heh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:12:02am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:12:41am

re: #441 lawhawk

John Kasich email for the NRCC plays up possible Trump-caused collapse. “our Republican majority in Congress is in danger.”
— Sam Stein

Trump is bringing people together.

/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:12:44am

re: #441 lawhawk

They say this like it’s a bad thing:

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The GOP is threatened with losing majorities in Congress? Good. They should. They’re the ones responsible for Trump’s ascendancy and the detachment from fiscal realities and the constitutional requirement to provide for the General Welfare.

Fealty to an absolutist reading of the 2A, ignoring the separation of church and state under the 1A, rolling back the rights under the 13A and 14A, and depriving LGBT of their rights? That’s what the GOP stands for.

But hey, the GOP wants more tax cuts that will favor the rich!

Yeah this isn’t a bad thing. The Republicans in Congress are in a way worse than Trump since they have already demonstrated their inability to do anything constructive already.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:13:11am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:13:18am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m starting to think Warren just may be the VP pick. In any case, she’s thriving in the attack dog role.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:13:30am

re: #416 Franklin

It’s a re-telling, so I’d like to see Warren’s own words, which were prolly more nuanced.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:14:50am

re: #449 Nyet

I agree, and I don’t take exception with Warren’s comments. Just the one that replied that Clinton herself voted for bailout.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:15:50am
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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:16:02am

re: #441 lawhawk

They say this like it’s a bad thing:

The GOP is threatened with losing majorities in Congress? Good. They should. They’re the ones responsible for Trump’s ascendancy and the detachment from fiscal realities and the constitutional requirement to provide for the General Welfare.

Fealty to an absolutist reading of the 2A, ignoring the separation of church and state under the 1A, rolling back the rights under the 13A and 14A, and depriving LGBT of their rights? That’s what the GOP stands for.

But hey, the GOP wants more tax cuts that will favor the rich!

Trump taking down the GOP this way is the closest the US can get to a rejection of an ideology they way countries that elect the entire government at once are able to do.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:17:13am

re: #451 FormerDirtDart

Shit, I saw that in passing and just thought it was a national poll done by UT. Not that it was a Texas GE poll. Wowza!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:17:13am

re: #451 FormerDirtDart

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But Texas loves him.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:17:44am

re: #452 Belafon

Trump taking down the GOP this way is the closest the US can get to a rejection of an ideology they way countries that elect the entire government at once are able to do.

Well we know they’ll go with that Trump wasn’t a real conservative anyhow. They always do.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:19:52am

re: #451 FormerDirtDart

If the GOP loses Texas they’re pretty much finished as a national party, at least at far as the Presidency is concerned. They can still have influence at the local and state level….even the House of Representatives, but their headlong rush into atavistic xenophobia and bigotry will deny them 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the foreseeable future. And as the rapidly ageing GOP base begins to dwindle in the next couple of decades, they’re going to find themselves in serious trouble as a political party unless they change direction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:20:00am

re: #455 HappyWarrior

Well we know they’ll go with that Trump wasn’t a real conservative anyhow. They always do.

They are certainly not going to do anything as uncharacteristic as actually learning from their own mistakes…

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stpaulbear  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:20:23am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

I’m starting to think Warren just may be the VP pick. In any case, she’s thriving in the attack dog role.

Please, no. Warren is far to valuable in the Senate to put her in the VP spot.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:20:24am

re: #447 FormerDirtDart

Yup, saw that over the weekend. And curiously Gov. Christie and Gov. Cuomo are silent about it. Why would they have something to say?

Well, NY/NJ is home to the largest port on East Coast. The port is constrained because of the Bayonne Bridge, which limits clearance of post Panamax ships (the ones that now can cross the Panama Canal’s new shipping lane). The bridge was supposed to be rebuilt to a higher clearance by now, but delays have pushed it to 2017 at the earliest.

Those delays mean real losses in jobs and business at the port.

The port is controlled by the Port Authority of NY/NJ, which ultimately answers to the Governors of NY and NJ - Cuomo and Christie.

Their silence is deafening. If shipping companies see that there’s other ports that can do the job, they’ll shift their destinations accordingly, and might not return to NY. That’s a permanent loss.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:20:49am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:21:30am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

I’m starting to think Warren just may be the VP pick. In any case, she’s thriving in the attack dog role.

There are still good reasons not to go with Warren for VP. A GOP governor would choose her replacement; She doesn’t exactly broaden the ticket or bring much governing experience; Massachusetts is not a swing state, etc. But she is certainly warming to the role.

Tim Kaine is a good possibility and someone I’ve liked for this spot for a while. Although of course with VA’s one term limit, Kaine was only gov there for four years. He was a bit more conservative earlier in his career which could broaden the ticket to a degree, but I think his positions are pretty mainstream Dem ones now.

I also wonder if there are some legitimate dark horses not being mentioned—Someone like Leon Panetta comes to mind. I think he left the Obama Admin on unfriendly terms, or at least disagreed with Obama’s FP to some degree. But would offer a wide range of experience.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:22:49am

re: #458 stpaulbear

Please, no. Warren is far to valuable in the Senate to put her in the VP spot.

I agree with you but we’re seeing her a lot as an attack dog. Could mean that Warren is just really enjoying doing that and campaigning for Clinton but I know she’s been vetted at least.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:23:14am

There are pros and cons of having Warren as a VP. She’s a charismatic fighter. On the other hand it would be good to have a minority on that slot. That said, this last argument has become weaker because minorities aren’t going to vote for Trump anyway, certainly not the Hispanics. So from a practical standpoint one might as well go with Warren.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:23:50am

re: #461 Sir John Barron

There are still good reasons not to go with Warren for VP. A GOP governor would choose her replacement; She doesn’t exactly broaden the ticket or bring much governing experience; Massachusetts is not a swing state, etc. But she is certainly warming to the role.

Tim Kaine is a good possibility and someone I’ve liked for this spot for a while. Although of course with VA’s one term limit, Kaine was only gov there for four years. He was a bit more conservative earlier in his career which could broaden the ticket to a degree, but I think his positions are pretty mainstream Dem ones now.

I also wonder if there are some legitimate dark horses not being mentioned—Someone like Leon Panetta comes to mind. I think he left the Obama Admin on unfriendly terms, or at least disagreed with Obama’s FP to some degree. But would offer a wide range of experience.

I’d like Kaine more than Panetta. Panetta doesn’t excite me. I do like Kaine though quite a bit. He’s probably my favorite Virginia Dem.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:24:27am

I didn’t say Warren was my choice so it’s clear. I prefer Castro of all the names I’ve seen named.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:24:32am

re: #451 FormerDirtDart

That’s still a relatively wide gap for Clinton to make up, although I don’t know what the usual spread in TX is.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:24:59am

She also brings a dose of *healthy* populism on the table.
Healthy - because we know that she’s a fundamentally rational geek.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:25:33am

re: #463 Nyet

There are pros and cons of having Warren as a VP. She’s a charismatic fighter. On the other hand it would be good to have a minority on that slot. That said, this last argument has become weaker because minorities aren’t going to vote for Trump anyway, certainly not the Hispanics. So from a practical standpoint one might as well go with Warren.

Having a minority would be good though because ti would show that Trump trashes them while the Democrats respect them enough for the VP spot. Castro as a Mexican-American along with ads of Trump’s attacks on Mexican-Americans would be icing on the acke IMO.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:25:52am

re: #465 HappyWarrior

I didn’t say Warren was my choice so it’s clear. I prefer Castro of all the names I’ve seen named.

Really inexperienced from what I know. Just San Antonio mayor and now at HUD. Appears to have a great future, though.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:26:23am

re: #466 Sir John Barron

That’s still a relatively wide gap for Clinton to make up, although I don’t know what the usual spread in TX is.

McCain and Romney both won Texas by over 10%.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:27:04am

re: #464 HappyWarrior

I’d like Kaine more than Panetta. Panetta doesn’t excite me. I do like Kaine though quite a bit. He’s probably my favorite Virginia Dem.

I’d love to see, just for some regional and possibly ideological balance, someone from the West. But I don’t know who that would be.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:28:24am

re: #469 Sir John Barron

Really inexperienced from what I know. Just San Antonio mayor and now at HUD. Appears to have a great future, though.

True, everyone’s going to have some holes. I do like Kaine like you do though. I’m very familiar with him. And Kaine actually speaks fluent Spanish too I believe since he was a Peace Corps volunteer. There are some who are a little wary since he did describe himself as pro-life when he ran for governor but he never had any anti-abortion initiatives as governor and his record since entering the Senate is staunchly pro-choice.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:28:57am

re: #471 Sir John Barron

I’d love to see, just for some regional and possibly ideological balance, someone from the West. But I don’t know who that would be.

Anyone good in Colorado? We got some Lizards out there I know. Maybe they can give their two cents.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:29:02am

re: #470 HappyWarrior

McCain and Romney both won Texas by over 10%.

yeah I figured double digits. Johnson could pull a high enough share of the GOP vote to make some usually non-competitive states more like swing states. And Johnson offers anti-Trump GOPers a way they can say, Hey Don’t Blame Me I Voted for Johnson, etc.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:29:27am
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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:30:04am

re: #456 Dr Lizardo

If the GOP loses Texas they’re pretty much finished as a national party, at least at far as the Presidency is concerned. They can still have influence at the local and state level….even the House of Representatives, but their headlong rush into atavistic xenophobia and bigotry will deny the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the foreseeable future. And as the rapidly aging GOP base begins to dwindle in the next couple of decades, they’re going to find themselves in serious trouble as a political party unless they change direction.

But isn’t Texas the heartland of that stuff?

And I’d take issue with the first sentence, too: Donald Trump losing Texas in the upcoming election is a distinct possibility - and, of course, a national embarrassment for the GOP (as if Trump isn’t enough of one already) - but Texas is its own universe, politically: their historic political equilibrium has tended to swing towards a one-party state (whatever the Party label); it’s hard to see that situation changing in anything but the not-so-near future. Assclowns like Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick might look, and act, like embarrassing buffoons on the public stage: but what, seriously, are their chances of NOT being re-elected (or replaced by goobers just as bad, or worse)??

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:30:09am

re: #475 Franklin

No, we haven’t. Don’t get all crazy.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:30:18am

re: #475 Franklin

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:31:32am

re: #476 Jay C

But isn’t Texas the heartland of that stuff?

And I’d take issue with the first sentence, too: Donald Trump losing Texas in the upcoming election is a distinct possibility - and, of course, a national embarrassment for the GOP (as if Trump isn’t enough of one already) - but Texas is its own universe, politically: their historic political equilibrium has tended to swing towards a one-party state (whatever the Party label); it’s hard to see that situation changing in anything but the not-so-near future. Assclowns like Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick might look, and act, like embarrassing buffoons on the public stage: but what, seriously, are their chances of NOT being re-elected (or replaced by goobers just as bad, or worse)??

OK……..I can’t disagree with that at all.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:31:48am

re: #475 Franklin

Same-sex ticket? Sounds un-Christian.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:31:54am

nbcnews.com
Here’s an interesting article from NBC. What names stand out to you guys here?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:32:38am

re: #480 Nyet

Same-sex ticket? Sounds un-Christian.

Un-Christian and un-American. Enough of Hiltlarly and the Demoncrats’ social experiments. //

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:34:32am

You know I know Art and the other Ohio lizards would hate to lose Brown especially knowing Kasich would pick someone to replace him but I think Brown’s an intriguing candidate too. Could help push back against Trump in the economic populist stuff while still remaining socially liberal and sensitive of other issues.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:35:25am

re: #466 Sir John Barron

That’s still a relatively wide gap for Clinton to make up, although I don’t know what the usual spread in TX is.

In 2012 Romney took Texas by nearly 16% (Rep. lost general)
In 2008 McCain took Texas by nearly 12% (Rep. lost general)
In 2004 Bush took Texas by almost 23% (Rep. won general)
In 2000 Bush took Texas by more than 21% (Rep. won general)
Perot effected ‘92 & ‘96
‘84 + 12(+)% Republican
‘80 + 27% Republican

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:38:26am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:38:55am

re: #484 FormerDirtDart

In 2012 Romney took Texas by nearly 16% (Rep. lost general)
In 2008 McCain took Texas by nearly 12% (Rep. lost general)
In 2004 Bush took Texas by almost 23% (Rep. won general)
In 2000 Bush took Texas by more than 21% (Rep. won general)
Perot effected ‘92 & ‘96
‘84 + 12(+)% Republican
‘80 + 27%

Anything less than 10% would be something. I’d be shocked if she wins Texas but I think we will see Texas set up for the future where Republicans are going to have to work to earn it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:42:02am
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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:42:16am

re: #485 Franklin

Awaiting Donald Trump’s reasoned response to the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion law

We may have to wait a bit: it’s something The Donald doesn’t make money off*, so he might need a little while to compose a response.

*As far as we know

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:42:24am

re: #485 Franklin

Trump’s response: It was bad no good, evil, allowable, proper. Unjust. Why do we need the Court? I will have the best Courts. Awesome courts.

Hey, watch me hit this golf ball!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:43:26am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart

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Uh didn’t she pretty much say that Brexit was a bad idea. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders was actually more sympathetic to the Brexit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:48:09am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart

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The Young should learn from Brexit AND FUCKING VOTE!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:49:22am

re: #491 Blind Frog Belly White

No,

The Young should learn from Brexit AND FUCKING VOTE!!!

No kidding and I say this as an under 30 voter. Strong opinions mean jack shit if you don’t vote.

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Targetpractice  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:49:52am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart

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Another “Hillary’s not inspiring the yute voters!” article, completely missing the reality that if those voters were such a powerhouse demographic, Bernie would be the nominee.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:51:30am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:52:19am

Trump fan busted for posing as black woman on Twitter to win over minority voters

As of this writing, BlackGirl4Trump is still using the stolen photo, despite the fact that many users say they’ve reported the account to Twitter.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:52:28am

re: #494 FormerDirtDart

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This could also mean the end of Sheriff Joe too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:53:08am

re: #495 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Trump fan busted for posing as black woman on Twitter to win over minority voters

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That’s just plain creepy.

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:53:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:53:31am

re: #495 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The account is gone, now.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:54:10am

re: #326 Franklin

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:54:27am

re: #493 Targetpractice

Another “Hillary’s not inspiring the yute voters!” article, completely missing the reality that if those voters were such a powerhouse demographic, Bernie would be the nominee.

Yeah. For weeks we heard how Bernie was gonna win California because the young people were gonna turn out for him, and his rallies were HUGE!!

Then they didn’t turn up to vote. Some blame AP, some blame Voter Fraud!!!, some say it was too hard to learn the rules. Personally, I figure they’re just lazy and uncommitted.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:54:53am

re: #485 Franklin

Which law? Abortion law? Abortion bad. Court should always go against abortion even though I was once for it but now I’m saved say my new friends like Jimmy Dobson and Falwell, JR.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:55:20am
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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:56:56am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash thinks there are actually people who “celebrate baby killing as a sacrament”
It’s almost as though he believes in the Blood Libel.


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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:57:30am

re: #503 Backwoods_Sleuth

IIRC, Gibraltar went for “Remain” pretty overwhelmingly.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:57:45am

re: #501 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah. For weeks we heard how Bernie was gonna win California because the young people were gonna turn out for him, and his rallies were HUGE!!

Then they didn’t turn up to vote. Some blame AP, some blame Voter Fraud!!!, some say it was too hard to learn the rules. Personally, I figure they’re just lazy and uncommitted.

His appeal was much more limited than he’ll admit. I’m someone who was prime real estate for the Sanders campaign but he lost me big time.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:57:53am

re: #503 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Never thought I might see the complete breakup of the United Kingdom in my day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:57:56am

re: #505 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, Gibraltar went for “Remain” pretty overwhelmingly.

It did

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:57:58am

re: #487 FormerDirtDart

And those that did voted for staying.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:58:25am

re: #505 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, Gibraltar went for “Remain” pretty overwhelmingly.

96%. Made Scotland look like they wanted to leave. Northern Ireland was also a vote to remain too.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:58:35am

re: #496 HappyWarrior

This could also mean the end of Sheriff Joe too.

You just know that if Apraio loses, in about a year an investigation will start into a bunch of missing Sheriff’s office records…

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:58:44am

re: #504 MsJ

‘Baby killing as a sacrament’ gets more clicks than ‘baby parts’ now.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 8:59:27am

re: #511 FormerDirtDart

You just know that if Apraio loses, in about a year an investigation will start into a bunch of missing Sheriff’s office records…

Wouldn’t shock me. It’d be a huge victory if Arapaio is given the slip.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:01:10am

I’m having some seriously bigoted ageist thoughts aimed at both the young and the old right now that I choose not to express.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:01:13am

re: #385 Franklin

Trumps Turnberry Ceremony, in Lego form:

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That’s begging for a Peeps diorama.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:02:19am

re: #514 Nyet

I’m having some seriously bigoted ageist thoughts aimed at both the young and the old right now that I choose not to express.

Well honestly speaking as a younger voter, my peers frustrate me. They seem to have strong ideals but never actually seem to vote on them. Voting isn’t difficult.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:03:32am

re: #514 Nyet

I’m having some seriously bigoted ageist thoughts aimed at both the young and the old right now that I choose not to express.

Being an old myself, I’m seriously conflicted about some days just wanting everybody my age and over to die already….

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:04:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:04:20am
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KGxvi  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:05:02am

re: #484 FormerDirtDart

In 2012 Romney took Texas by nearly 16% (Rep. lost general)
In 2008 McCain took Texas by nearly 12% (Rep. lost general)
In 2004 Bush took Texas by almost 23% (Rep. won general)
In 2000 Bush took Texas by more than 21% (Rep. won general)
Perot effected ‘92 & ‘96
‘84 + 12(+)% Republican
‘80 + 27% Republican

Perot effected Texas a lot more in 1992 than in 1996. In ‘92 GWH Bush won Texas by 3 points. In 1996, Dole won Texas by 10%. Also, the GW Bush numbers are skewed because he was the governor of Texas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:05:25am
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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:05:32am

re: #475 Franklin

White men are genderless, so, no.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:05:49am

re: #519 Backwoods_Sleuth

The hair is still better than Trump’s, but the douche thing is perfect.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:06:06am

re: #522 Belafon

White men are genderless, so, no.

Raceless too unless you’re talking about white genocide.

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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:08:17am

re: #511 FormerDirtDart

You just know that if Arpaio loses, in about a year week an investigation will start into a bunch of missing Sheriff’s office records…which will probably stay missing forever

A more-likely scenario above. Sheriff Joe may be a neofascist asshole-on-wheels, but he’s probably not so stupid as to leave any incriminating (or even embarrassing) material around for anyone to find. I have a feeling that should Sheriff Arpaio lose the election, there might be some sort of “electrical accident” in the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office (blamed on a illegal immigrant, no doubt) that will tragically erase every byte of data in the place. So sad….

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:08:31am

re: #523 Nyet

The hair is still better than Trump’s, but the douche thing is perfect.

Yeah, I believe that’s his real hair—Trump not so much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:10:11am

re: #525 Jay C

A more-likely scenario above. Sheriff Joe may be a neofascist asshole-on-wheels, but he’s probably not so stupid as to leave any incriminating (or even embarrassing) material around for anyone to find. I have a feeling that should Sheriff Arpaio lose the election, there might be some sort of “electrical accident” in the Maricopa Sheriff’s Office (blamed on a illegal immigrant, no doubt) that will tragically erase every byte of data in the place. So sad….

I wouldn’t be the least surprised to learn that there is not one piece of incriminating evidence in his office right now.
It’s stashed somewhere else.

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:11:30am

re: #524 HappyWarrior

Raceless too unless you’re talking about white genocide.

Actually, I’m not racist. I’m racy. And pretty fabulous.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:11:56am

re: #495 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Profile gone. lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:13:03am
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:13:14am

Now, the question is: Is this a rights usage fee, or a fine for poor taste?
//

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:13:41am

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Man, 11 seconds…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:14:26am

re: #512 SoundGuy 2016

‘Baby killing as a sacrament’ gets more clicks than ‘baby parts’ now.

IIRC that talking point originated with Limbaugh.

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sagehen  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:15:22am

re: #389 Anymouse

I used to be sceptical about abortion myself, but have come around to the positions:

a) It ain’t my business.
b) After reflection, it still ain’t my business.

My dad was a doctor starting in the mid-1950’s. He said he started out thinking abortion was okay only when the pregnancy posed a threat to the woman’s life. After 10 years of seeing women come into the ER with hemorrhage or sepsis from illegal abortions performed by not!doctors in not!sterile conditions… he came to the conclusion that every unwanted pregnancy, every single one of them, should be considered life-threatening.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:15:25am

re: #533 The Vicious Babushka

IIRC that talking point originated with Limbaugh.

Yep, I definitely recall healing “abortion as a sacrament” on Limbaugh.

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danarchy  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:16:08am

re: #503 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t I read somewhere that Spain has said they would veto any attempt from Scotland to join the EU seperate from the UK? Something about not encouraging their own separatists?

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:16:56am

re: #533 The Vicious Babushka

IIRC that talking point originated with Limbaugh.

He really is Father Coughlin for the modern age.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:17:31am

re: #536 danarchy

Didn’t I read somewhere that Spain has said they would veto any attempt from Scotland to join the EU seperate from the UK? Something about not encouraging their own separatists?

Spain and Belgium both said they might.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:19:03am

re: #536 danarchy

Didn’t I read somewhere that Spain has said they would veto any attempt from Scotland to join the EU seperate from the UK? Something about not encouraging their own separatists?

And double no if Gibraltar comes along for the ride. (I speculate.)

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:19:22am

re: #533 The Vicious Babushka

Sacrament shmacrament. Babies just taste great.

fat bastard get in my belly!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:19:25am

re: #535 Timothy Watson

Yep, I definitely recall healing “abortion as a sacrament” on Limbaugh.

Sounds like something that pusbucket would say.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:20:12am

I thought the “health regulations” were supposed to “protect women”
Baby Whiplash let the mask slip

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:21:12am
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sagehen  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:22:48am

re: #398 HappyWarrior

As I said, they act like it’s just the left but ignore how every Republican first lady except Nancy since Roe has been pro-choice. Abortion needs to be safe as possible.

Including Nancy.

All the Republican presidents’ and nominees’ wives and daughters have been pro-choice.

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Jenner7  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:23:18am

The song in trailer is Rihanna. Not a big fan of her music, but Sia wrote this for her and it’s good. Her voice is a lot like Sia’s. She also wrote Diamonds for her.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:23:19am

re: #542 The Vicious Babushka

I thought the “health regulations” were supposed to “protect women”
Baby Whiplash let the mask slip

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He’s an idiot. For someone who is a trained lawyer, he repeatedly shows that his JD would have been better off given to someone who actually has sound logic and reasoning skills.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:24:00am

re: #539 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And double no if Gibraltar comes along for the ride. (I speculate.)

Spain is already making noises about wanting to “co-govern” Gibraltar.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:24:21am

re: #544 sagehen

Including Nancy.

All the Republican presidents’ and nominees’ wives and daughters have been pro-choice.

I thought Nancy was anti-choice but in any case Republican nominees wives and daughters have been pro-choice. And Gerald Ford to his credit was pro-choice himself.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:26:39am

He offers no constitutional basis for why abortion should be illegal just that he thinks it’s the killing of babies. Frankly, the right wing position on abortion has always been based on emotional rather than legal reality. So yeah the facts don’t care about your feelings as someone said.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:27:42am

LOLWUT

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:27:42am

re: #545 Jenner7

Yeah, not sure the song fits the trailer…
Otherwise looks good. (Sads for Yelchin.)

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:27:55am

Irony, with falling Pound, and gaining EURO, they should expect more visitors from the continent…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:28:41am

re: #550 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

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Goddamn, she’s stupid.

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whitebeach  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:29:10am

re: #433 Blind Frog Belly White

I like how, in the opening of the clip, he’s asked about Trump talking about his golf course when asked about the Brexit vote, and Lewandowski talks about what a great opportunity it is for travellers that the Pound has tanked.

What a brilliant guy this Lewandowski is. Sure, it’d be great to take a golfing vacay in Scotland with the Pound in the toilet, and I’m a prime candidate for just such a trip, but to pay for it I’d probably have to pull several thousand from my retirement account and, ooops, look what happened to that account in the few days since Brexit.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:29:34am

re: #552 FormerDirtDart

Irony, with falling Pound, and gaining EURO, they should expect more visitors from the continent…

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Jesus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:29:42am

asshole:

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danarchy  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:30:32am

re: #544 sagehen

Including Nancy.

All the Republican presidents’ and nominees’ wives and daughters have been pro-choice.

Ann Romney was Pro-Life if I recall correctly.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:31:02am

re: #556 Backwoods_Sleuth

asshole:

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Someone should tell him what his hero Ayn said about abortion. Fucking hypocritical asshole has made his entire career based on anti-government crap but thinks it’s just peachy for the government to tell women what to with their bodies but somehow ACA and wage controls are just awful to Paulie.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:31:28am

re: #557 danarchy

Ann Romney was Pro-Life if I recall correctly.

I think you’re right about that. Cindy McCain was pro-choice and pro gay marriage as is their daughter Meaghan. Liddy Dole was pro-life too.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:32:32am

re: #556 Backwoods_Sleuth

asshole:

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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:33:22am

re: #550 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

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Must be that thing about the bangers again. These wingnuts just never give up, do they?

re: #552 FormerDirtDart

My 73 yr old Mum (who voted Remain) tells me people in her lunch club thought LEAVE meant, quite literally, voting to make immigrants leave.

I can understand their confusion: but wasn’t “making immigrants leave” always an implicit part of the Brexit campaign??

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:36:20am

re: #559 HappyWarrior

I think you’re right about that. Cindy McCain was pro-choice and pro gay marriage as is their daughter Meaghan. Liddy Dole was pro-life too.

Goldwater family is about socially liberal as they come.

One of Barry’s grandson is gay, as well as niece, both of whom he was close to.

IIRC, it was his wife who help found the Arizona Chapter of Planned Parenthood.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:36:59am

re: #562 Timothy Watson

Goldwater family is about socially liberal as they come.

One of Barry’s grandson is gay, as well as niece, both of whom he was close to.

IIRC, it was his wife who help found the Arizona Chapter of Planned Parenthood.

Sounds right to me. I was only going by post Roe but you’re right about Goldwater.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:37:44am
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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:38:01am

re: #556 Backwoods_Sleuth

asshole:

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:38:49am

re: #563 HappyWarrior

Certainly wasn’t a fascist some on the left made him out to be.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:39:23am

re: #565 Timothy Watson

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:39:32am
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stpaulbear  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:39:41am

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

I for one am not wishing that.

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:40:36am

Will they start calling the Pound a Kilo now?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:41:04am

re: #566 Nyet

Certainly wasn’t a fascist some on the left made him out to be.

No, he wasn’t. I liked what he said to Dole about how in ‘96 they were now the liberals in the GOP. Goldwater’s why I can’t simply excuse generation as a reason for the reason why some Republicans are the way they are. Goldwater was old enough to be Ted Cruz’s grandfather and much more open minded about gay people than he is.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:42:06am

re: #569 stpaulbear

I for one am not wishing that.

I for one am glad Scalia is no longer there. It’s sad for his family that he had to die but everyone does die and it’s a lifetime position. Scalia was one of the most toxic pricks in recent memory to sit on the court.

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stpaulbear  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:43:03am

re: #568 SoundGuy 2016

OK, that’s just creepy.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:43:47am

Shit though regarding choice, look at what the Southern Baptist Convention said following the Roe decision too. Sam Bee was right. The reason why the religious right got its momentum was their opposition to busing not legalized abortion. They saw opposition to abortion as a Catholic thing and remember the Fundies were quite openly Anti-Catholic in those days too.

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:44:35am

re: #573 stpaulbear

OK, that’s just creepy.

I laughed out loud. But I’m sorta twisted like that.

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:46:08am

re: #574 HappyWarrior

Shit though regarding choice, look at what the Southern Baptist Convention said following the Roe decision too. Sam Bee was right. The reason why the religious right got its momentum was their opposition to busing not legalized abortion. They saw opposition to abortion as a Catholic thing and remember the Fundies were quite openly Anti-Catholic in those days too.

And Paul Ryan is going along with his religion’s tenets. That’s only proper for SOME people, apparently.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:46:24am

Via John Cole:

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Stanley Sea  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:46:45am

re: #575 SoundGuy 2016

I laughed out loud. But I’m sorta twisted like that.

I love it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:47:34am

re: #576 wrenchwench

And Paul Ryan is going along with his religion’s tenets. That’s only proper for SOME people, apparently.

It’s different somehow.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:47:50am

re: #576 wrenchwench

And Paul Ryan is going along with his religion’s tenets. That’s only proper for SOME people, apparently.

Except for lying, which I assume is still a religious tenet to not do so. Ryan is a first class liar who uses religion to his benefit and nothing more.

Much like Baby Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:48:58am

re: #580 MsJ

Except for lying, which I assume is still a religious tenet to not do so. Ryan is a first class liar who uses religion to his benefit and nothing more.

Much like Baby Trump.

Redundant but Ryan is just as fucked up as Trump.

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BeachDem  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:50:23am

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And he wants to set up a legal defense fund to pay it—that’s the Republican grifter way—fuck up and then get somebody else to pay for it.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:51:42am

re: #582 BeachDem

And he wants to set up a legal defense fund to pay it—that’s the Republican grifter way—fuck up and then get somebody else to pay for it.

Personal responsibility in action. I mean it’s not like Huckabee is lacking for money. Fucking assholes.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:52:12am

re: #581 HappyWarrior

Redundant but Ryan is just as fucked up as Trump.

Ryan wishes he was Trump. He has his IGMFY going on, but he wishes his daddy would have left him millions instead of having to partially work to get where he is….working for the people, taking the people’s money and doing everything he can to fuck the people.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:53:05am

re: #582 BeachDem

And he wants to set up a legal defense fund to pay it—that’s the Republican grifter way—fuck up and then get somebody else to pay for it.

THAT is the Republican way.

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SoundGuy 2016  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:53:33am

Off to the salt mines.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:54:35am

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Massie is my congresscritter. He lives about 20 miles from me.
He is an extreme Libertarian, even though he’s registered as a Republican. Rand Paul hand-picked him, plucked him out of nowhere, and pretty much bought a seat in Congress for him.

Did Rand suggest his hair style too?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:56:30am
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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:56:41am
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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:58:34am

re: #588 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably related:

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:59:26am

Ah, the joys of Twitter - enabling people who are clueless as to facts or law acting as though they are experts on both (both from today’s twitter feed/responses to my tweets).

TRAP laws unconstitutional, but what about admitting privileges. Shouldn’t that matter? No, because the existing law requires hospitals to treat anyone coming into the ER (such as with a complication from an abortion or any other medical procedure). You don’t need admitting procedures to treat, and doctors know how to talk to each other to get info they need.

Requiring admitting procedures actually makes women less safe - because it makes it harder for doctors to get patient care and information done in a timely basis.

Shifting gears to brexit, you’ve got people wondering how the EU would affect anyone living in the UK. Other than easy access to European goods, trade, travel, jobs in EU, etc., the common clay of the UK is unaffected. Want to buy food? Guess who your biggest trading partner is - the EU. Yeah, unaffected. Want to sell your goods/services? Again, biggest trading partners - EU.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 9:59:54am

re: #588 Backwoods_Sleuth

A Member of Parliament? Anyway, False, because Trump self-funds.

/

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:04:37am

re: #322 Franklin

Excellent news from SCOTUS. It’s nice to know that women here in Texas still have constitutional rights despite the Texas GOP’s best efforts.

If HB2 had been upheld, abortion access in Texas would have been limited to Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin. There wouldn’t have been a single clinic between San Antonio and the New Mexico border, which is 500 miles. The average trip for a woman outside of the DFW, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin areas to get to an abortion would’ve been 300 miles.

Anyone who doesn’t consider that an undue burden isn’t the woman that law was aimed at. Thank you SCOTUS for seeing reason.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:06:24am

re: #591 lawhawk

Perfect timing. Speaking of unconstitutional: I noticed #SCOTUS was at the top of the U.S. trending list, so against my better judgment I decided to take a peek. I didn’t make it past half a dozen tweets before I saw this bit of idiocy:

So any right that is not expressly laid out in the Constitution is… never mind.

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Kragar  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:06:43am
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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:06:45am

Good afternoon.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:07:51am

re: #594 CuriousLurker

Perfect timing. Speaking of unconstitutional: I noticed #SCOTUS was at the top of the U.S. trending list, so against my better judgment I decided to take a peek. I didn’t make it past half a dozen tweets before I saw this bit of idiocy:

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So any right that is not expressly laid out in the Constitution is… never mind.

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We can save a lot of money by getting rid of the United States Air Force.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:08:20am

re: #588 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #590 Franklin

Quite apparent that the trump kids know nothing of marketing (or campaigning) outside of their Hey I Am Famous! approach. Sarah Palin knows more about it than trump. And that should give anyone - from all 180 degrees of political spectrum - great pause.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:08:29am

re: #597 Timothy Watson

We can save a lot of money by getting rid of the United States Air Force.

LOL, good one!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:10:33am

LOUIE!!!!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:11:13am
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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:13:20am

re: #594 CuriousLurker

By that logic there is no free speech or free religious exercise. After all the 1st amdt does not grant those rights. It only says what the Congress cannot do.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:14:31am

re: #594 CuriousLurker

“There is no right to abortion in the Constitution.” — @KevinNR #WholeWomensHealth #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com
— National Review

Whole Women’s Health? Isn’t this the guy who suggested hanging women who had abortions?

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:15:38am

I just called my insurance provider to make sure my upcoming colonoscopy is covered. Should I have called a Constitutional law expert?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:17:56am

FIRE SAFETY regulations? Is that what they are calling the size of janitor closets now?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:18:38am

re: #604 Barefoot Grin

Just be warned: as long as they don’t find anything, you colonoscopy should be covered 100%, per the ACA. The second they find and take any samples it becomes a surgical procedure, and you will be billed as such.

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blueraven  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:19:21am

So, the Benghazi select committee wanted Obama to answer questions. He refused the request citing separation of powers.

Gowdy on June 7 sent more than a dozen questions seeking more detail on various questions about Benghazi. He wanted to know, for example, if Obama ever authorized covert actions to provide weapons to Libyan rebels; if the president had ever personally viewed the surveillance footage of the attack; when Obama learned of the identities of terrorists involved that day; and whether he was aware of “any efforts by White House and Department of Defense official during [the attack] to reach out to YouTube and Terry Jones regarding an anti-Muslim video?”

Gowdy never got a response. Eggleston instead sharply criticized the panel’s motives for sending the inquiry.

“Your decision to send this letter raises serious questions about the legitimacy of your purported investigatory interests,” Eggleston wrote. “I told you that I would advise the President not to respond to your questions. … Your decision to send your list of questions after receiving information that answered several of them, and knowing I would advise the president not to answer, raises questions about your motives.”

Eggleston in the letter says his staff “engaged in good faith with yours to understand what information your committee sought from the president” and that he sent a letter providing information about the president’s activities the night of the attack, referring to the May 11 White House missive.

The panel says the questions from June 7 weren’t a repeat. For example, the committee asked Obama when he first learned of the attack. Eggleston had responded that he was briefed about 5 p.m. But the panel says that was a previously scheduled meeting about an unrelated topic, and the panel says the reply doesn’t answer the question about when Obama first became aware of the attack, which started at 3:42 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Read more: politico.com

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:19:29am

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:19:35am

re: #603 Sir John Barron

Whole Women’s Health? Isn’t this the guy who suggested hanging women who had abortions?

A favorite of Dim_Falcon. He has sympathy for Kevin Williamson’s position against the right to an abortion because supposedly Kevin’s mother almost aborted him. The things they can imagine for men (‘I might have not existed!’) are more important than the things that are real for women.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:19:49am

re: #605 The Vicious Babushka

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:21:03am

re: #604 Barefoot Grin

I just called my insurance provider to make sure my upcoming colonoscopy is covered. Should I have called a Constitutional law expert?

You need a trans-rectal ultrasound to prove necessity….

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:21:50am

re: #611 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You need a trans-rectal ultrasound to prove necessity….

And a “cooling off” period just to be sure.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:22:24am

re: #610 MsJ

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FIRE SAFETY regulations more onerous than the FIRE SAFETY regulations on fertilizer-manufacturing facilities!

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:24:28am

re: #613 The Vicious Babushka

FIRE SAFETY regulations more onerous than the FIRE SAFETY regulations on fertilizer-manufacturing facilities!

Fertilizer plants are the job producers of this county. Besides, when’s the last time something bad happened at one?

Oh, wait a second…

en.wikipedia.org

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:24:49am

Poor widdle wingnuts. They were so happy after the Brexit Leave vote, but they barely got to enjoy it for 48 hours when Sunday’s polls went and spoiled all the fun by showing HRC having a double-digit lead over Von ClownStick.

Then Jesse Williams went and gave a speech about Black Lives Matter and how they aren’t gonna lie down and take it anymore, then he pumped his fist—*gasp* ZOMG, MILTANT RACIST!!! Boycott Grey’s Anatomy!1!

Finally, to add insult to injury they wake up this morning only to discover SCOTUS has pissed in their Post Toasties.

Mondays usually suck, but this one isn’t so bad.

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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:25:18am

re: #613 The Vicious Babushka

FIRE SAFETY regulations more onerous than the FIRE SAFETY regulations on fertilizer-manufacturing facilities!

This is Texas: ARE there even fire-safety regulations for fertilizer factories? Aside - MAYBE - from leaving a door open so everyone can run out in case of fire?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:25:51am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY
Of course it is early, there will be MOAR STUPIDS!

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blueraven  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:25:58am

Actually…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:27:30am

re: #594 CuriousLurker

Perfect timing. Speaking of unconstitutional: I noticed #SCOTUS was at the top of the U.S. trending list, so against my better judgment I decided to take a peek. I didn’t make it past half a dozen tweets before I saw this bit of idiocy:

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So any right that is not expressly laid out in the Constitution is… never mind.

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Goddamn the NRO is stupid.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:27:39am

re: #361 Anymouse

I have zero praise for Governor Johnson, though I would note his VP pick, Governor Weld of Massachusetts, won his reëlection to the state governorship with less than ten precincts going against him: He was respected amongst both Republicans and Democrats.

I haven’t heard Weld speak much, but the few times I have he has been realistic and seems to have his head on straight. I like him more than Johnson myself. I think the Libertarian ticket would be stronger if the flipped it around. Well, based on what I know at this point.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:28:03am

re: #609 wrenchwench

Had I not come to exist, there wouldn’t be anyone to worry about that at this moment.

Kevin and DF need a safe space to spare their feewings, it seems.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:29:05am

re: #606 Eric The Fruit Bat

Just be warned: as long as they don’t find anything, you colonoscopy should be covered 100%, per the ACA. The second they find and take any samples it becomes a surgical procedure, and you will be billed as such.

Great. Just what I need….

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:29:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:30:35am

re: #609 wrenchwench

A favorite of Dim_Falcon. He has sympathy for Kevin Williamson’s position against the right to an abortion because supposedly Kevin’s mother almost aborted him. The things they can imagine for men (‘I might have not existed!’) are more important than the things that are real for women.

I think they both need to learn the operative meaning of the word pro-choice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:31:08am
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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:31:09am

At some point, courts are going to rule that “pro-life” zealots lie a lot..

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:31:37am

re: #620 ObserverArt

I haven’t heard Weld speak much, but the few times I have he has been realistic and seems to have his head on straight. I like him more than Johnson myself. I think the Libertarian ticket would be stronger if the flipped it around. Well, based on what I know at this point.

Weld pretty much from what I understand is what a sane Republican used to be so I was surprised he joined the LP rather than endorsing the Democratic ticket. The in fighting within the LP is a sight to watch in itself though.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:31:48am

re: #625 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Lies, he has the best skin! The best!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:32:03am

Still posting this shit after being PWN3D==>
HE IS ACTUALLY INSISTING THIS IS THE US

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:32:34am

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good news!

Seeing those images of WVa over the weekend brought memories of the Shadyside Ohio flood back in 1990.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:32:40am

Fucking anti-choice emos.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:33:04am

re: #629 The Vicious Babushka

Still posting this shit after being PWN3D==>
Technically he is correct, Jerusalem ISN’T Paris or Brussels.

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Calling people who died “soft targets” is pretty fucked up as is using photos of people you don’t even fucking know to justify your extreme position on guns.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:33:07am

re: #629 The Vicious Babushka

Still posting this shit after being PWN3D==>
Technically he is correct, Jerusalem ISN’T Paris or Brussels.

Oh great another novelist.

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Kragar  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:33:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:33:14am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:33:31am

re: #635 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLwhut?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:00am

re: #635 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because Trump is so anti-big business and Wall Street.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:02am

re: #636 Sir John Barron

LOLwhut?

I know, right???
:D

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:33am

re: #624 HappyWarrior

I think they both need to learn the operative meaning of the word pro-choice.

Or learn that people will feel free to speculate on how horrified some people are that it was a woman who gave them life and had total control over them for some years. I think that’s how some people become self-hating.

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Jenner7  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:37am

re: #635 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks Bernie.

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:54am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:34:57am

Warren knows that she has disagreements with Clinton. She also knows that her disagreements pale in what she has with Trump. She’s being an adult. In otherwords everything Trump and Bernie or Busters are not.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:35:22am

re: #632 HappyWarrior

Calling people who died “soft targets” is pretty fucked up as is using photos of people you don’t even fucking know to justify your extreme position on guns.

Oh wait he is actually saying “Welcome to America” in spite of the photo clearly showing Hebrew signage on the storefronts.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:35:25am

re: #641 jaunte

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Which if you really pressed Texas Republicans on it would agree is the entire point.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:35:28am

re: #622 Barefoot Grin

Great. Just what I need….

Actually, I have a really great colon, let me tell you. The doctor’s gonna love my colon.

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:35:46am

re: #609 wrenchwench

A favorite of Dim_Falcon. He has sympathy for Kevin Williamson’s position against the right to an abortion because supposedly Kevin’s mother almost aborted him. The things they can imagine for men (‘I might have not existed!’) are more important than the things that are real for women.

Nonexistence seems like the ultimate in “no harm no foul.”

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:35:50am

re: #626 jaunte

At some point, courts are going to rule that “pro-life” zealots lie a lot..

Just take out the ‘f’.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:36:20am

re: #643 The Vicious Babushka

Oh wait he is actually saying “Welcome to America” in spite of the photo clearly showing Hebrew signage on the storefronts.

He just sees some cute girls with guns and goes with it.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:36:45am

:)

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:36:49am

re: #607 blueraven

So, the Benghazi select committee wanted Obama to answer questions. He refused the request citing separation of powers.

Read more: politico.com

You can have my answer now, congressman: nothing. And I would appreciate if you would pay my licensing fee yourself.

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Jay C  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:37:07am

re: #635 Backwoods_Sleuth

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<rhetorical question - no response needed>

I wonder if Trump (or whoever is putting this nonsense out in his name) has bothered to check on what Hillary Clinton’s positions on, say, the TPP or Wall Street regulation actually ARE?

</rhetorical question - no response needed>

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:37:22am

re: #649 Nyet

:)

Michael, you’re not helping.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:37:58am

I don’t care what your situation is. The way Williamson talked about women get abortions was terrible and it’s yet another reason why we shouldn’t tolerate articles linked to the NRO here. They should be honestly tolerated the same way Stofmrfront articles would if they were posted. I know DF disagrees but he’s in denial about what NRO actually is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:38:55am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:39:07am

re: #649 Nyet

:)

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Mike needs to go to a British pub sometime. I mean British beer isn’t my first choice but it’s not the worst thing either.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:39:07am

Moore says stupid shit sometimes, but his heart seems to be in the right place.
E.g. he’s been lambasting Brexit.

Also let’s not forget that Warren’s “visual”/publicly visible career began with Moore…

‘Capitalism: A Love Story’ DVD Extra - Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:39:25am

re: #652 Sir John Barron

Michael, you’re not helping.

I can’t honestly remember the last time he really did help.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:39:42am

re: #645 Barefoot Grin

Actually, I have a really great colon, let me tell you. The doctor’s gonna love my colon.

My colon will make your head spin, believe me. You’ll get so much colon, you’ll be tired of colons, take my word for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:39:58am

hahahahahahahaaaaaa

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wrenchwench  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:40:01am

re: #653 HappyWarrior

I don’t care what your situation is. The way Williamson talked about women get abortions was terrible and it’s yet another reason why we shouldn’t tolerate articles linked to the NRO here. They should be honestly tolerated the same way Stofmrfront articles would if they were posted. I know DF disagrees but he’s in denial about what NRO actually is.

Dim_Falcon has a different value system. NRO speaks to him.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:40:04am

re: #652 Sir John Barron

Michael, you’re not helping.

Dunno, I think he was spot on.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:41:06am

re: #659 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaaaaaa

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Says the guy who had to move to another state in a vain attempt to start his political comeback and supports Donald Trump for President. Yep you’re real credible there Scott.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:41:12am

re: #618 blueraven

The single greatest act of racism in American history was the election of Barack Obama.

People voted for him simply because he was black.
— Joe Walsh

Dumb and racist is no way to go through life, Joe.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:41:18am

I don’t think Moore is a beer drinker, or he’s drinking the wrong kind. The US beer market is strong and has been for a while now. US Beer exports to Europe is huge. European beer is phenomenal, but to discredit US beer is asinine.

/end rant

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:41:49am

Compare what Moore wrote with what Sanders and Stein wrote.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:03am

re: #659 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaaaaaa

I’m sure it was. What state do you live in now, Scotty?

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:08am

Hail Stan!

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:22am

re: #666 Sir John Barron

I’m sure it was. What state do you live in now, Scotty?

Stan will get you!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:37am

re: #664 Franklin

I don’t think Moore is a beer drinker, or he’s drinking the wrong kind. The US beer market is strong and has been for a while now. US Beer exports to Europe is huge. European beer is phenomenal, but to discredit US beer is asinine.

/end rant

Yeah we do have some good domestic beers. I mean the big brands suck like Budweiser, Coors, and all that but for every one of them there’s ten really good ones brewed by some brewery you’ve never heard of.

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:37am

re: #659 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahahahaaaaaa

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#bqhatevwr

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:42:53am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:43:27am

re: #665 Nyet

Compare what Moore wrote with what Sanders and Stein wrote.

True that. You have a point. Stein’s was really laughable considering the UK Greens staunchly supported remaining. I don’t know how much the UK and US Greens work together but Jill showed her true colors there.

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Belafon  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:43:47am

re: #594 CuriousLurker

Perfect timing. Speaking of unconstitutional: I noticed #SCOTUS was at the top of the U.S. trending list, so against my better judgment I decided to take a peek. I didn’t make it past half a dozen tweets before I saw this bit of idiocy:

So any right that is not expressly laid out in the Constitution is… never mind.

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Just think, the government can shut down NRO since the internet is not covered under the constitution. Food is also not covered under the constitution.

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:44:19am

Ted Cruz still clinging to the lie that this was about keeping women safe.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:44:20am

Lou Dobbs is A Idiot, Episode 1,000,001:

Lou Dobbs: Donald Trump ‘looks like a genius’ after Brexit

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:45:14am

re: #673 Belafon

Just think, the government can shut down NRO since the internet is not covered under the constitution. Food is also not covered under the constitution.

the NRO explicitly isn’t allowed in the Constitution. Time to shut it down. // There’s no constitutional protection explicitly for gasbags with midatlantic accents who got schooled by James Baldwin in the UK.

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:45:34am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:46:07am

re: #674 jaunte

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Ted Cruz still clinging to the lie that this was about keeping women safe.

I am glad the Congressional GOP has weighed in on this because it needs to be remembered how they’er just as bad as Trump and they’re trying to make it as if Trump is the only problem with their party that exists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:46:25am

oh….OK, then; keep beating that dead horse…

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Kragar  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:46:32am
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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:47:11am

re: #679 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because it didn’t backfire the last time…

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:47:46am

re: #679 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh….OK, then; keep beating that dead horse…

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You can feel the bitterness.

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:47:55am

re: #674 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Ted Cruz still clinging to the lie that this was about keeping women safe.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:48:08am

re: #677 MsJ

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or transgendered bathroom discrimination, he loves those too. The whole conservative ideology of individual rights and limited government is a fucking sham. My friend was pretty mch bitching how he doesn’t want have his taxdollars go to abortion and I pretty much pointed out to him that’s never been the case our entire lives (We were both born after the Hyde Amendment.) He’s not a bad dude but he really needs to stop getting his information from right wing shitgobblins line Shapiro.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:48:21am

re: #669 HappyWarrior

Yeah we do have some good domestic beers. I mean the big brands suck like Budweiser, Coors, and all that but for every one of them there’s ten really good ones brewed by some brewery you’ve never heard of.

Coming from a state with 2% of the population but 25% of the microbreweries, Moore doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Move to Washington, Mike!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:48:26am

re: #557 danarchy

Ann Romney was Pro-Life if I recall correctly.

He came out pro-choice after a relative nearly died from a back-alley abortion, but quickly changed his attitude when he went to seek the GOP nomination.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:48:33am

Considering that Goodman repeats each tweet 20-30 times, I think it is within the rules and ethics to report him for spam.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:48:39am

re: #671 Backwoods_Sleuth

Today SCOTUS declined to hear the case against the DOL rule giving home care workers minimum wage and overtime, making it finally official
— Bryce Covert

Chalk up another win for the wingnut brigade….

/

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blueraven  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:06am

re: #661 Nyet

Dunno, I think he was spot on.

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I agree. He can be a huge ass sometimes, but on this he is right. Some of his tweets are just trying to be funny. What else can we do but laugh and ridicule at this point? It is done.

I hope, for the sake of GB and the world, the effects will not be as dire as some expect. But for me personally, right now…not looking at 401K for a while.

Also, he did congratulate Hillary when it became obvious she was the presumptive nominee. He is not a total Berniebot.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:13am

re: #679 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh….OK, then; keep beating that dead horse…

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Scott Brown is someone who lucked into Martha Coakley. If not for that, he’d just be another failed Massachusetts Republican.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:35am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:40am

re: #679 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh….OK, then; keep beating that dead horse…

What state do you live in, Scott? What office are you running for now?

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:48am

re: #689 blueraven

I’ll be an optimist and say it’s not done until it’s done…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:49:50am

re: #686 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He came out pro-choice after a relative nearly died from a back-alley abortion, but quickly changed his attitude when he went to seek the GOP nomination.

Actually I think he started trending anti-abortion during his time as MA’s governor in anticipation of seeking the GOP nomination.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:50:14am

re: #683 CuriousLurker

Rainbow coalition of trolls. That can’t be the GOP. Too multicultural.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:50:26am

re: #692 Sir John Barron

What state do you live in, Scott? What office are you running for now?

He’s going ot run for Senator of Maine or Vermont to continue his streak of getting his ass handed to him in New England.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:50:44am

re: #690 HappyWarrior

Scott Brown is someone who lucked into Martha Coakley. If not for that, he’d just be another failed Massachusetts Republican.

And then the Dems put forward Martha Coakley again for the governorship, IIRC.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:51:05am

re: #697 Sir John Barron

And then the Dems put forward Martha Coakley again for the governorship, IIRC.

Yeah WTF was that?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:51:12am

re: #570 SoundGuy 2016

Will they start calling the Pound a Kilo now?

Just wait until the Pound goes down to one Euro. Then they will arrange to fix the exchange rate at 1:1…then the British can keep their Pound notes and coins, but will have effectively joined the Euro zone. This whole scene just keeps getting weirder.

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:51:22am

re: #698 HappyWarrior

Yeah WTF was that?

#WINNING

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:51:29am

re: #697 Sir John Barron

And then the Dems put forward Martha Coakley again for the governorship, IIRC.

Yep, and we have Governor Baker to prove it.

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lawhawk  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:51:36am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:52:13am

re: #685 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Coming from a state with 2% of the population but 25% of the microbreweries, Moore doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Move to Washington, Mike!

Weirdly enough I have not had any Washington micro breweries.

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blueraven  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:52:21am

re: #693 Nyet

I’ll be an optimist and say it’s not done until it’s done…

I will root for that possibility!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:52:53am

re: #702 lawhawk

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What we’re seeing i think is backlash to the GOP’s bullshit.

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:53:53am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:53:54am

re: #693 Nyet

I’ll be an optimist and say it’s not done until it’s done…

I think it’s looking less likely by the day. Of course, most of the ill effects have already taken place.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:01am

re: #702 lawhawk

I laugh at the imbeciles who point out that the race issue may have become even more acute under Obama. It’s always been there, Obama just forced the racists to come out of the woodwork.

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Kragar  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:02am
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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:22am

re: #705 HappyWarrior

What we’re seeing i think is backlash to the GOP’s bullshit.

Let’s hope!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:37am

re: #697 Sir John Barron

And then the Dems put forward Martha Coakley again for the governorship, IIRC.

Massachusetts’ Darcy Burner….

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CuriousLurker  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:39am

re: #695 lawhawk

LOL, true that!

re: #702 lawhawk

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The day just keeps getting better & better. I think I’m gonna stroll over to SCOTUS Blog before getting back to work.

Later, lizards.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:53am

re: #660 wrenchwench

Dim_Falcon has a different value system. NRO speaks to him.

You ain’t wrong about that.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:54:55am

re: #518 FormerDirtDart

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As an Ohioan, I’m hoping the Supreme Courts decision make John Kasich throw out his very similar to Texas thinking on abortion. It will tough to get that blockhead to act though, so the courts may need to make it so so Johnny has nothing he can say or do.

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blueraven  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:55:22am

S&P lowers GB credit rating after Brexit.

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Nyet  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:56:35am

re: #707 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think it’s looking less likely by the day. Of course, most of the ill effects have already taken place.

Some of those aren’t permanent, and hopefully the powers that be have an understanding of that. It’s not too late to salvage what can be salvaged.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:56:42am

re: #710 MsJ

Let’s hope!!

I really think you are. Maybe it’s overly optimistic but I think the people in this country are finally seeing that Obama is trying his best to respond to our problems within his powers as POTUS and the GOP refuses to help him with those.

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:56:50am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:58:01am

re: #703 HappyWarrior

Weirdly enough I have not had any Washington micro breweries.

Maybe my view is distorted because I used to live two blocks from the Red Hook brewery.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:58:17am

re: #718 Lidane

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They don’t want to be linked with him. They should be made to own him including McCain. I know he went after McCain personally but his insults weren’t just at McCain but all American service members who had been POWs.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:59:07am

re: #719 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Maybe my view is distorted because I used to live two blocks from the Red Hook brewery.

Well remember I’m on the other side of you. Washington does have a lot of microbreweries but we probably don’t get as much as your brews here on the East Coast. A lot of my favorites have come from Colorado though i.e. New Belgium.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 27, 2016 • 10:59:21am

FROM SOMEONE WHO NEVER TRUSTS “MAINSTREAM MEDIA”==>

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:00:53am

re: #722 The Vicious Babushka

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FROM SOMEONE WHO NEVER TRUSTS “MAINSTREAM MEDIA”==>
twitter.com

Imagine if Obama had something like that.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:01:02am

re: #718 Lidane

Great. Five nights of GOHMERT!!!!1

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MsJ  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:01:24am

He talks about the 10th amendment. He talks about abortion. He talks about regulation.

And then…

I am done, done, done, done.

DUN DUN DUUUUN sound effect

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:02:03am

re: #725 MsJ

He talks about the 10th amendment. He talks about abortion. He talks about regulation.

And then…

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I am done, done, done, done.

[Embedded content]

What a fuckwhistle.

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:03:04am

It hadn’t dawned on me that no one else in the EU has English as an official language:

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Franklin  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:04:12am
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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:04:56am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:06:04am

re: #727 Lidane

It hadn’t dawned on me that no one else in the EU has English as an official language:

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They’ll adopt Proto-Indo-European:

dnghu.org

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jaunte  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:07:22am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:08:19am

re: #731 jaunte

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Why won’t conservative say right wing Christian terrorism? //

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KGxvi  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:08:42am

re: #725 MsJ

He talks about the 10th amendment. He talks about abortion. He talks about regulation.

And then…

[Embedded content]

I am done, done, done, done.

[Embedded content]

The Supremacy Clause, how does it work?

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makeitstop  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:09:54am

re: #724 Sir John Barron

Great. Five nights of GOHMERT!!!!1

Didn’t I read somewhere that Trump wanted to give a speech every bight? I guess it may come to that.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:10:07am

re: #727 Lidane

It hadn’t dawned on me that no one else in the EU has English as an official language:

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How long until Germany says “Screw it” and declares themselves the new head of Europe?

The UK, at this point, has pretty much surrendered any claim to European leadership and Germany already has a higher GDP than the UK. And the UK’s GDP is going to contract if they leave the single market.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:12:50am

re: #600 The Vicious Babushka

LOUIE!!!!!!!!

Louie Gohmert ✔ @replouiegohmert
Only with a #ProLife Congress & White House can we address the havoc wrought by #SCOTUS on America’s unborn children & their mothers.
1:07 PM - 27 Jun 2016
20 20 Retweets 18 18 likes

Interesting. It seems all the bitching about the Supreme Court abortion decision today is from men. Has GGT been around today to mention this? It goes right to that one image of the all-dude panel addressing congress about abortion.

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:14:11am

re: #735 Timothy Watson

How long until Germany says “Screw it” and declares themselves the new head of Europe?

The UK, at this point, has pretty much surrendered any claim to European leadership and Germany already has a higher GDP than the UK. And the UK’s GDP is going to contract if they leave the single market.

Germany will have to fight the French for the honor, given that Paris has been working to set itself up as a financial hub in Europe. With London now out of the picture they’re going to push for a wider role. Still, neither country is interested in the UK sticking around. Germany, France and Italy are all publicly telling the UK to GTFO and invoke Article 50 already so this doesn’t drag out any longer than possible.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:14:23am

re: #727 Lidane

It’s quite true. However, English is still the de facto language of international trade and finance, not to mention tourism.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:14:31am

re: #736 ObserverArt

Interesting. It seems all the bitching about the Supreme Court abortion decision today is from men. Has GGT been around today to mention this? It goes right to that one image of the all-dude panel addressing congress about abortion.

Haven’t seen her yet but you’re right. It fits that perfectly to a tee.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:16:29am

re: #735 Timothy Watson

How long until Germany says “Screw it” and declares themselves the new head of Europe?

The UK, at this point, has pretty much surrendered any claim to European leadership and Germany already has a higher GDP than the UK. And the UK’s GDP is going to contract if they leave the single market.

Germany is the leader of Europe in everything except formality. It’s a simple fact of life. That being said, the Germans do their best to build a broad consensus across the EU.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:16:54am

re: #737 Lidane

Germany will have to fight the French for the honor, given that Paris has been working to set itself up as a financial hub in Europe. With London now out of the picture they’re going to push for a wider role. Still, neither country is interested in the UK sticking around. Germany, France and Italy are all publicly telling the UK to GTFO and invoke Article 50 already so this doesn’t drag out any longer than possible.

Paris will have to get in line behind Dublin and Frankfurt.

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:17:18am

re: #738 Dr Lizardo

It’s quite true. However, English is still the de facto language of international trade and finance, not to mention tourism.

That’s what they’re saying. The UK had designated English as their choice of official language for the EU because it was theirs. Without the UK, they’re going to have to somehow change their charter to still include English as an official EU language because it’s so widely used. Under the current rules, member nations each designate a language.

I suppose if Scotland breaks free and joins the EU on its own the issue is moot. They could designate English as their choice of language. Or the EU will settle it before then. We’ll see.

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Lidane  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:18:25am

re: #741 Backwoods_Sleuth

Paris will have to get in line behind Dublin and Frankfurt.

Dublin in particular. It’s a massive tech hub and a lot of American companies have offices there. Dublin’s got a strong case, IMO.

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Tigger2  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:20:17am

re: #600 The Vicious Babushka

LOUIE!!!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:21:48am

re: #743 Lidane

Dublin in particular. It’s a massive tech hub and a lot of American companies have offices there. Dublin’s got a strong case, IMO.

Quicker to travel to Dublin than it is Frankfrut too.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:21:58am

re: #742 Lidane

That’s what they’re saying. The UK had designated English as their choice of official language for the EU because it was theirs. Without the UK, they’re going to have to somehow change their charter to still include English as an official EU language because it’s so widely used. Under the current rules, member nations each designate a language.

I suppose if Scotland breaks free and joins the EU on its own the issue is moot. They could designate English as their choice of language. Or the EU will settle it before then. We’ll see.

What about Ireland? I thought that both English and Irish were official languages.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:23:02am

re: #746 Timothy Watson

What about Ireland? I thought that both English and Irish were official languages.

That is correct yes. Nearly the entire Irish country speaks English. There may be some rare spots that still only speak Gaelic but there are very few.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:26:57am

re: #653 HappyWarrior

I don’t care what your situation is. The way Williamson talked about women get abortions was terrible and it’s yet another reason why we shouldn’t tolerate articles linked to the NRO here. They should be honestly tolerated the same way Stofmrfront articles would if they were posted. I know DF disagrees but he’s in denial about what NRO actually is.

I don’t think he is in denial at all. In fact, with all he has been shown about National Review. he steadfastly continues to support them and sometimes links them.

There is what is said and happens here and what happens elsewhere. It is easy to type anything…doesn’t mean you actually believe it. I pretty much use that as an internet reality rule.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:36:38am

re: #708 Nyet

I laugh at the imbeciles who point out that the race issue may have become even more acute under Obama. It’s always been there, Obama just forced the racists to come out of the woodwork.

Is ‘forced’ the correct word? I think it was more like a natural racist reaction. It was bound to happen…no force needed.

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ObserverArt  Jun 27, 2016 • 11:42:24am

re: #734 makeitstop

Didn’t I read somewhere that Trump wanted to give a speech every bight? I guess it may come to that.

Just think of the ratings!

Is he going to ask the TV stations covering the convention for a slice of the ad revenues? Good way to fund your campaign.

If no, he can refuse to appear.

It will be like a rock concert waiting for the star to come out.

(True story…waited 2+ hours for Sly Stone and Family to hit the stage back in ‘72. He was notorious for that)


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