Update on Gateway Pundit Writer Arrested in Oregon: Jim Hoft Finally Responds

Just some more dishonesty from the SMOTI
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Gateway Pundit/Progressives Today blogger Michael Strickland

He tried to ignore it for several days, but Jim Hoft, the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet (SMOTI for short), has now put up a post about Michael Strickland, the writer for his site who was arrested last Thursday night for pulling a loaded gun on a crowd of demonstrators in Oregon. As usual, Jim Hoft’s tactic is to try to shift blame to the demonstrators, labeling them “thugs:” Conservative Activist Jailed After Pulling Gun on Gang of Thugs Trying to Kick His A$$ (Video).

Hoft identifies Strickland as a “former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today.” So he’s lying in the very first sentence of his post, since Strickland’s most recent post at Gateway Pundit was only five days before his arrest, on July 2. And his most recent post at Progressives Today (another site affiliated with Hoft) was only a few days before that, on June 30. Maybe Hoft fired him after he was arrested, but I doubt that; Strickland was clearly a very frequent contributor, and has dozens of posts at Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today.

More from the SMOTI:

This weekend Michael was confronted by a gang of men and he pulled out his gun. The story made headlines and Michael was thrown in jail. Michael has a concealed carry permit in Oregon and can legally carry a weapon. He was being threatened and he pulled the gun on his would-be assailants.

I don’t have any way to check if Hoft is telling the truth that Strickland has a CCW permit, but the fact is that he was charged with two felony counts of unlawful possession of a firearm — which sort of contradicts the SMOTI’s account.

As for Hoft’s assertion that Strickland was assaulted by a “gang of thugs trying to kick his ass” (and I love how he demurely uses dollar signs to spell out “ass”), here’s a video of the incident in which no assault is visible. When Strickland pulls the gun there was no one even close to him, and there were people telling the crowd to leave him alone and telling him to leave if he was concerned for his safety. Not exactly an angry mob, despite Hoft’s attempt to portray it that way.

And remember — he wasn’t just brandishing a weapon. He came to this demonstration with a loaded gun and five loaded magazines of ammunition. This guy knew he wasn’t going to be welcomed with open arms, and was equipped to kill a lot of people.

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Why were these demonstrators confronting Strickland in the first place? Because he’s well-known in Portland as a right wing provocateur (a sort of fledgling James O’Keefe) who films and photographs activists, posts their addresses and personal details, and smears them with made-up accusations.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:54:31am

That gang sure is imposing though. I mean, that one person with his hands up, in a defensive posture.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:55:26am

Philando Castile: legal CCW permit holder, killed because he was black and wide-nosed.

This jackass: threatens people with a gun he has no right to own. “He’s protecting himself”.

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:56:05am

I’m not usually one for Vox-splainers, but this one is pretty good to send to your obdurate friends and relatives:

Why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” explained in 9 different ways

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:57:17am

re: #2 GlutenFreeJesus

Philando Castile: legal CCW permit holder, killed because he was black and wide-nosed.

This jackass: threatens people with a gun he has no right to own. “He’s protecting himself”.

Castile should have obeyed the cop.

Our guy has a special permit and was defending himself against a MOB!

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:57:35am

re: #1 Sir John Barron

Black skin can be very menacing even at a distance and in a defensive posture. This is central to Jim Hoft’s point.

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2016 • 11:58:07am

re: #1 Sir John Barron

That gang sure is imposing though. I mean, that one person with his hands up, in a defensive posture.

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But note the size of the flagstaff he is brandishing! I’d be pissing my pants in fear, too! Fearing for my life!

What a coward. What an asshole. What a lying fuckwit.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:01:37pm
And remember — he wasn’t just brandishing a weapon. He came to this demonstration with a loaded gun and five loaded magazines of ammunition. This guy knew he wasn’t going to be welcomed with open arms, and was equipped to kill a lot of people.

And if you’re keeping count, those 5 magazines (if they all are extended magazines for a Glock 26) equals to at least 60 rounds. This is the mindset of a paranoid ammosexual.

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Joe Bacon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:03:12pm

SGMOTI won’t bail his buddy out????

Shame, shame, shame…

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plansbandc  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:06:52pm

Portuguese Boy comforts crying French fan…

Portuguese boy hugs crying French fan.

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:08:15pm

His post-gun interactions show he wasn’t afraid in the least.

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Teukka  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:08:32pm

FUCK.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:08:33pm

re: #8 Joe Bacon

I’m surprised there’s no pleas for money for Poor Mister Threatened yet. I seriously don’t get how anyone could possibly get that this guy was surrounded by a hostile crowd. If anything they were protecting his stupid ass.

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:09:04pm

While at the same time blocking/rolling back legislation to allow free and reduced meals in schools. Pro-life my ass.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:09:51pm

FYI. Charles, here’s a great periscope video of the moment Strickland pulls out his pistol. He was not being harmed. No one was trying to” kick his ass”. This video is quite damning and only proves his guilt.

periscope.tv

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Teukka  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:10:22pm

Am I too cynical if I assume that if the dudes skin color had been anything but lily white, he would’ve had acute lead poisoning, most likely fatal?

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:10:22pm

re: #9 plansbandc

Portuguese Boy comforts crying French fan…

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Video

I think we’re going to be ok. It’s been rough for a while, and the outlook not so great. But the human race is strong.

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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:10:36pm
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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:11:23pm

re: #13 Franklin

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:11:43pm

re: #17 Kragar

Day ending in Y.

You can’t go a day without an active shooter situation somewhere in the US.
You also can’t go for long without a school lockdown over a shooter/threat situation.

America.

Fuck yeah….

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:12:16pm

re: #17 Kragar

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Time to reset the “____ Days Without A Mass Shooting” counter.

*sigh*

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:12:38pm

re: #11 Teukka

Hey, I was meaning to ask: is Stockholm as über-expensive for tourists in terms of food as I have read online?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:13:53pm

re: #17 Kragar

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:14:02pm

Smaller Government!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:14:30pm

re: #13 Franklin

And then we get to the lovely semantics game in determining what is and isn’t considered “junk food”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:14:56pm
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Teukka  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:14:56pm

re: #21 Nyet

Hey, I was meaning to ask: is Stockholm as über-expensive for tourists in terms of food as I have read online?

If you eat out, or don’t know which shops are decently priced as well as which ‘burbs. If you do, not that difficult on your wallet :)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:15:03pm

Ha! And I posted my reply before even seeing any of the others.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:16:07pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just another fucking day in America…

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A Mom Anon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:17:17pm

re: #23 Franklin

These fucking people. If they really wanted to help (I know, I crack myself up sometimes), then maybe they would take care of something called a food desert. Where there are literally no stores in an area to buy food except convenience stores and gas stations. Or you know, maybe they could, meh, who am I kidding? These fucking people don’t believe in helping anyone but themselves. Punish the fuck out of everyone who isn’t them, especially the poor, because somehow that helps. Yep, punishing poor people makes them less poor.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:17:33pm

I’m no expert but shouldn’t there be a few “good guys with guns” around a freaking courthouse??

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:18:39pm

re: #30 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m no expert but shouldn’t there be a few “good guys with guns” around a freaking courthouse??

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:19:02pm

The guy who shot the periscope.tv video got close to Strickland’s pistol and apparently after he pulled out his pistol he switched to an extended clip (above). When he pulled out his pistol, you can clearly see no extended magazine (below):

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:20:50pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just…fuck.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:21:03pm

So here’s a little blurb I found on the intertubes:

The face of 12 year-old Dublin native Ryan Wyer has become emblematic of Aphex Twin’s new Cheetah EP, released today. Wyer was chosen by Richard D. James (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) and his label, Warp records, to direct the official video for ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’ (Ryan also stars in the video).

Ryan’s journey with Aphex Twin began when James and Warp took notice of videos on Wyer’s YouTube channel. Ryan’s channel included Aphex Twin ‘fan videos,’ including one for ‘minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix].’ The Wyers were surprised when Warp contacted Ryan to create an official Aphex Twin video. According to Marie, “Warp said that Ryan had been spoken about a lot and they loved his work.” Ryan’s admirers also included filmmaker Chris Cunningham, whose twisted Aphex Twin videos (like those for ‘Window Licker’ and ‘Come to Daddy’) are considered masterworks of the music video medium. According to Marie, both James and Cunningham wrote comments on videos on Ryan’s YouTube channel.

Warp sent Ryan the Cheetah EP and asked him to make a video for a track of his choosing. As for the creative process, Ryan says, “Warp and Rich told me to do what I do best, that’s all.” Ryan’s ‘CIRKLON3 [Колхозная mix]’ video includes footage of Wyer dancing with friends and family. The cast are adorned with Aphex Twin shirts and eery, humorous masks bearing an iconic image of James’ face. Marie explains that “Warp and Richard put Ryan under no pressure and were very supportive and helpful along the whole process.”

The reality of Ryan’s international exposure settled in when the family saw his video screened publicly on a digital display in Tokyo. “Ryan’s face just lit up with excitement,” Marie explained. “We shed many tears of happiness for our very special, talented young man.” The entire experience “has given Ryan a huge confidence boost,” she says. Marie also noted that Ryan’s story has served as an inspiration to other children who have a disability and their families. Ryan has autism and is visually impaired.

“Ryan has listened and loved music from a very young age,” Marie wrote, “and we always knew he would do something with music. He expresses how he feels through music…. We are hugely thankful to Richard and Warp for seeing Ryan’s talent and giving him this amazing opportunity. They made his dreams come true.”

culturecreature.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:21:44pm

re: #32 Dr. Matt

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You just know he was hoping the crowd would rush him so that he could gun down a bunch of them.

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:21:45pm

re: #29 A Mom Anon

Yep. They’ve never been there.

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:23:23pm

re: #23 Franklin

There’s that compassionate conservatism and pro-life movement we know the GOP is capable of.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:23:23pm

re: #35 Big Beautiful Door

You just know he was hoping the crowd would rush him so that he could gun down a bunch of them.

Yup. That’s 30+ rounds right there without having to reload. He could have done a lot of damage.

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:24:18pm

Fact.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:24:46pm
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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:25:55pm
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Aunty Entity Dragon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:26:14pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So our guns in office buildings problem looks more and more like this every day:

Idiocracy as an instruction manual.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:26:20pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He was so nervous about the crowd that he stayed when they backed off. What a POS. I’ve always hated progressive today. They are like a bunch of 3rd graders. Really hope he gets jail time.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:26:37pm

re: #41 Kragar

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Who knew Ike was a commie?/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:27:15pm

re: #23 Franklin

GOP platform committee now debating what “junk food” is. oreos vs chocolate covered oreos.

“I don’t know. What do blacks eat? That’s ‘junk food’.”

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Joe Bacon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:27:31pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

Who knew Ike was a commie?/

Every John Bircher and YAFer I dealt with when I was in college 40 years ago….

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:27:44pm

re: #43 I Would Prefer Not To

He was so nervous about the crowd that he stayed when they backed off. What a POS. I’ve always hated progressive today. They are like a bunch of 3rd graders. Really hope he gets jail time.

And if he gets a felony conviction, he loses his right to possess his precious guns.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:28:01pm

From: heavy.com

1. One Employee of the Courthouse Referred to the Attack as an ‘Active Shooting’
2. The Suspect Has Not Been Identified
3. There Is a Massive Police Response at the Scene
4. A Police Officer Is Among the Wounded

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:29:28pm

re: #48 Dr. Matt

From: heavy.com

Its no wonder countries are now issuing travel advisories warning their citizens to be cautious in the U.S.

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:29:28pm

re: #41 Kragar

Today, they’re all for gutting federal land protections, consider SNAP illegal, and are for arming everyone to the teeth all while ignoring that it makes people less safe.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:30:09pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

Any idea what town or city this is in Berrien County? I spent my first two years of college in Berrien Springs at a fundy college.

Interesting tidbit: Muhammad Ali owned land in Berrien Springs. He came by the campus one time, distributing the Koran. Which with us being a fundy college was kind of weird, but…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:30:31pm

re: #51 Sir John Barron

Any idea what town or city this is in Berrien County? I spent my first two years of college in Berrien Springs at a fundy college.

Interesting tidbit: Muhammad Ali owned land in Berrien Springs. He came by the campus one time, distributing the Koran. Which with us being a fundy college was kind of weird, but…

St. Joseph

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:31:28pm

Additional information from the Free Press:

Three people are dead and one person is injured, said the employee, who wished not to be named. Michigan State Police confirmed the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.

Two of the people dead are court bailiffs. The other person dead is the shooter, the employee said.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:31:43pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Today, they’re all for gutting federal land protections, consider SNAP illegal, and are for arming everyone to the teeth all while ignoring that it makes people less safe.

I guess if they are going to go for broke this year with Trump, they might as well go all the way do it big.

Edited because I liked the new phrase better.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:32:13pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

St. Joseph

Hmmm, near Benton Harbor I believe. A trip to the movies in Benton Harbor/St. Joe was a weekly highlight for us kids.

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:32:51pm
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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:33:17pm

re: #51 Sir John Barron

Any idea what town or city this is in Berrien County? I spent my first two years of college in Berrien Springs at a fundy college.

It’s on Lake Michigan. Beautiful coastal area. Red part of the state.

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Tigger2  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:08pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Today, they’re all for gutting federal land protections, consider SNAP illegal, and are for arming everyone to the teeth all while ignoring that it makes people less safe.

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There are Republicans that wont even like that Gutting of Federal Land Protections stuff.

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:11pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:11pm

re: #54 Belafon

I guess if they are going to go for broke this year with Trump, they might as well go all the way.

The GOP typically lets the far right activists play with the platform like their personal squeaky toy, since almost nobody reads it anyway. That is also why Hillary let Bernie virtually write the Democratic Platform, because its a small price to pay for party unity.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:21pm

re: #57 Dr. Matt

It’s on Lake Michigan. Beautiful coastal area. Red part of the state.

Pretty poor, too. Or was. At least Benton Harbor.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:26pm

re: #56 lawhawk

Arm the deputies! Oh. Wait. What?

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meteor  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:34:44pm

re: #37 lawhawk

I was on food stamps for four months. Last year, I had ministrokes, I couldn’t find work for a while. My Mom said I should apply for help. I qualified for food aid. They deposit money on a little card. You use it at the store like anyone else. That’s the reason I was able to eat until I found another job.

The GOP don’t know how hard it is for regular people. They think poverty comes from moral evil. Fuck them.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:35:25pm

re: #60 Big Beautiful Door

The GOP typically lets the far right activists play with the platform like their personal squeaky toy, since almost nobody reads it anyway. That is also why Hillary like Bernie virtually write the Democratic Platform, because its a small price to pay for party unity.

Yeah, not much of this stuff is going to get acted on, even if Trump is elected.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:35:51pm

re: #56 lawhawk

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The good guys own gun. What a tragedy.

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meteor  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:35:57pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Thieves. Bastards.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:36:27pm

re: #61 Sir John Barron

Pretty poor, too. Or was. At least Benton Harbor.

I didn’t know that. I use to fish the St. Joseph River many, many moons ago.

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lizardofid  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:38:52pm

re: #63 meteor

I was on food stamps for four months. Last year, I had ministrokes, I couldn’t find work for a while. My Mom said I should apply for help. I qualified for food aid. They deposit money on a little card. You use it at the store like anyone else. That’s the reason I was able to eat until I found another job.

The GOP don’t know how hard it is for regular people. They think poverty comes from moral evil. Fuck them.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:39:06pm

The economic news is good, and that’s bad news for Trump. 287k new jobs, oil is cheap, and the stock market is popping. But he’ll always have the Disney Frozen coloring book.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:39:12pm

re: #67 Dr. Matt

I didn’t know that. I use to fish the St. Joseph River many, many moons ago.

Yeah I haven’t been there since the ‘80’s.

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sagehen  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:39:58pm

re: #46 Joe Bacon

Every John Bircher and YAFer I dealt with when I was in college 40 years ago….

Here’s an example of why:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms in not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.”

(cross of iron speech, 16 April 1953)

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:40:19pm

re: #18 Kragar

Ow!

I tried to make sense of that.

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:40:51pm

Demographics on Berrien County:

census.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:40:59pm
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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:41:12pm

CNN is streaming video about the shooting: go.cnn.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:42:02pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Chicken Lives Matter!

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:42:47pm

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

Time to reset the “____ Days Without A Mass Shooting” counter.

*sigh*

Really, at this point, it’s more useful if it was a “____ Hours Without A Mass Shooting” counter.

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:43:02pm

In Russia there’s a saying that Russia has two main problems: fools and roads (duraki i dorogi). In the US you also seem to have two main problems: fools and guns.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:44:15pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

Who knew Ike was a commie?/

True ‘Muricans like the Birchers.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:45:00pm

re: #9 plansbandc

Ah, now _that_ is when it really is the beautiful game.

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Tigger2  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:45:05pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:47:42pm

re: #71 sagehen

I like Ike.

And being an honest to God soldier he knows what war costs.

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:48:13pm

There’s a “pants on fire” joke in here somewhere:

Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:48:22pm
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Tigger2  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:49:13pm

re: #84 Kragar

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:49:39pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:50:55pm

re: #83 KGxvi

I honestly never knew Abbot was already in a wheelchair from an accident before today. Now he has burns on his legs. Since he can’t feel them, it could lead to more complications. Which sucks.

Which goes to show you, that when something bad happens to someone it doesn’t always trigger compassion in that person. Sigh. I hope he heals ok, even if I think he’s a craptastical human.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:50:55pm

re: #83 KGxvi

There’s a “pants on fire” joke in here somewhere:

Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

That takes getting out of attending Trump’s Convention to a new level!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:51:18pm

re: #76 Big Beautiful Door

Chicken Lives Matter!

So, that includes Strickland?

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:51:37pm

re: #34 Dr Lizardo

Cool beanz.

Here’s the video he made.

Aphex Twin - CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]

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sagehen  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:52:25pm

re: #86 lawhawk

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I’m saddened to note that 6 of the top 20 are in California.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:53:41pm

re: #87 A Mom Anon

I honestly never knew Abbot was already in a wheelchair from an accident before today. Now he has burns on his legs. Since he can’t feel them, it could lead to more complications. Which sucks.

Which goes to show you, that when something bad happens to someone it doesn’t always trigger compassion in that person. Sigh. I hope he heals ok, even if I think he’s a craptastical human.

He made a whole lot of money from the incident that put him in the wheel chair. Which is why he supports tort reform and limits on liability.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:53:41pm

re: #83 KGxvi

There’s a “pants on fire” joke in here somewhere:

Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

Has he blamed Obama yet on twitter while posting a tcot hashtag? No? Wait for it…..

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EPR-radar  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:55:31pm

re: #92 Belafon

He made a whole lot of money from the incident that put him in the wheel chair. Which is why he supports tort reform and limits on liability.

“I’ve got mine, fuck you” is rarely this direct, even for a Republican asshole.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:56:26pm

re: #50 lawhawk

Today, they’re all for gutting federal land protections, consider SNAP illegal, and are for arming everyone to the teeth all while ignoring that it makes people less safe.

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“Return” lands to the states. Except it was never the state’s land in the first place.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:56:33pm

The commissioner confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that two of the victims are courthouse employees and the other fatality, an inmate who was in custody at the time of the shooting, was the shooter.
woodtv.com

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:56:55pm

What does a Russian adjective derived from kolkhoz do in the title of an Aphex Twin clip?

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:58:01pm

re: #96 jaunte

The commissioner confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that two of the victims are courthouse employees and the other fatality, an inmate who was in custody at the time of the shooting, was the shooter.
woodtv.com

Another reason why courthouse guards or marshals should not have guns on them escorting prisoners.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:58:16pm

re: #2 GlutenFreeJesus

Philando Castile: legal CCW permit holder, killed because he was black and wide-nosed.

This jackass: threatens people with a gun he has no right to own. “He’s protecting himself”.

He wasn’t even wide-nosed for an African-American. He got killed for being dark-skinned in America.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 12:59:39pm

I don’t do twitter, but I just read that Trump tweeted that Serena Williams is his “black American woman friend” and Serena tweeted back “No, no, no, I am not”

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blueraven  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:00:10pm

alrighty then…

102
Barefoot Grin  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:00:56pm

I saw them in the wild just now (too stereotypical to be believed, yet true): a man and a women who both looked uncannily like the comic book store owner in The Simpsons walking on the side of the road near a wooded area looking at their phones, looking around into the woods, looking back at their phones….. They had to be Pokemon Goers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:01:30pm
104
TedStriker  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:01:33pm

re: #101 blueraven

alrighty then…

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Well, I can call a steaming pile of dog shit a T-bone steak, but that doesn’t make it so.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:01:44pm

re: #100 Big Beautiful Door

Another fake satire site is screwing with everyone:

A fake Twitter conversation between Donald Trump and Serena Williams circulated after the tennis star won her 7th Wimbledon title.

snopes.com

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makeitstop  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:02:08pm

re: #100 Big Beautiful Door

I don’t do twitter, but I just read that Trump tweeted that Serena Williams is his “black American woman friend” and Serena tweeted back “No, no, no, I am not”

Fake meme. Neither Trump nor Williams tweeted that exchange.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:02:13pm

re: #13 Franklin

I can just imagine their definition of junk food.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:02:44pm

re: #101 blueraven

alrighty then…

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That’s why Pittsburgh in its steelmaking heyday was known for its clear blue skies and healthy air quality.

Oh, say! Can you see?
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:02:44pm

re: #105 jaunte

Another fake satire site is screwing with everyone:

snopes.com

I had my doubts, since most of the outrageous crap Trump tweets gets posted here.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:03:22pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

My son and I had a little time to kill, so I drove around while he looked for Pokémon and gyms. One of the gyms in town is located at the Mellow Mushroom.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:03:39pm

I think the photos from the last two posts should be presented side by side at all times as an example of grace and courage vs fear and loathing.

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:05:22pm

What do you see there? Enjoying 2A rights? Domestic terrorist? Ammosexual? A private security guard operating in Iraq/Afghanistan (and before you ask, the background is a USAF recruiting station here in the US, so no - that’s not someplace overseas)?

Now, imagine a black man in the same getup. What do you see there?

How do you think cops would respond? How would the public respond?

If you don’t think that racism is a problem, you’re fooling yourself.

Because a kid, Tamir Rice, playing with a toy gun in an open carry state was murdered by cops. Because John Crawford was killed for handling a bb gun in an open carry state by cops.

Because open carry seems to favor white guys not getting killed for openly displaying firearms, whereas blacks are killed for even holding toy guns or bb guns.

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:05:40pm

re: #101 blueraven

alrighty then…

[The Republican platform committee just voted to officially call coal a “clean” source of energy]

Likewise, I will call the Republican platform committee an ‘intelligent’ source of policy.

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Swift2991  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:07:36pm

re: #44 Big Beautiful Door

The John Birch Society. That was the issue that got them kicked off the William F. Buckley bandwagon.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:07:41pm

re: #113 wrenchwench

Likewise, I will call the Republican platform committee an ‘intelligent’ source of policy.

And I will call Trump an advocate for racial healing.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:08:13pm

re: #103 Backwoods_Sleuth

Piketon Go has demonstrated that nothing is “kid’s stuff.” Things are just generational. People get interested in things as kids, and stay interested.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:09:34pm

re: #101 blueraven

Next they’ll decide tails are legs, and blame Obama when the former don’t fit the function of the latter.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:10:46pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s why Pittsburgh in its steelmaking heyday was known for its clear blue skies and healthy air quality.

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Kinda like Ostrava can get from time to time:

Ostrava in 2011
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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:11:28pm

re: #112 lawhawk

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What do you see there? Enjoying 2A rights? Domestic terrorist? Ammosexual? A private security guard operating in Iraq/Afghanistan (and before you ask, the background is a USAF recruiting station here in the US, so no - that’s not someplace overseas)?

Now, imagine a black man in the same getup. What do you see there?

How do you think cops would respond? How would the public respond?

If you don’t think that racism is a problem, you’re fooling yourself.

Because a kid, Tamir Rice, playing with a toy gun in an open carry state was murdered by cops. Because John Crawford was killed for handling a bb gun in an open carry state by cops.

Because open carry seems to favor white guys not getting killed for openly displaying firearms, whereas blacks are killed for even holding toy guns or bb guns.

I see a person who, in a sane society, would be face down on the ground with their arms pinned back with a bunch of cops covering him. Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to encourage people to do this?

I know. Republicans.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:11:40pm

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

That’s a lot of cranes in the background.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:13:35pm
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lissa511  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:14:04pm

You are correct about Portland (last paragraph). Oregon Public Broadcasting interviewed Teressa Raiford, organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, on Friday, and she said protesters knew who Strickland was. She basically told the crowd to “ignore the troll,” but Strickland was determined to be a jerk, pulled his gun and quite rightly got arrested.

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:15:17pm

[…]

The punishment given to Chris Simcox on Monday fell below the 36-year sentence sought by prosecutors.

[…]

But he escaped a mandatory life sentence after the jury acquitted him on charges that he engaged in sexual conduct with a 6-year-old girl.

[…]

Could have been better, but 19 years is something to write home about, because the phone calls can be expensive from jail.

I take a tiny bit of extra satisfaction that he was sentenced by His Honor, Jose Padilla.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:15:56pm

re: #122 lissa511

You are correct about Portland (last paragraph). Oregon Public Broadcasting interviewed Teressa Raiford, organizer with Don’t Shoot Portland, on Friday, and she said protesters knew who Strickland was. She basically told the crowd to “ignore the troll,” but Strickland was determined to be a jerk, pulled his gun and quite rightly got arrested.

He gets his ass kicked at one protest and arrested at another. If he makes it out of jail, he needs some self-reflection and should consider finding a real job.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:16:13pm

Joe “doesn’t know the difference between ‘outside the courthouse’ and inside a third floor courtroom” Walsh is just too stupid for words.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:16:16pm

re: #102 Barefoot Grin

I saw them in the wild just now (too stereotypical to be believed, yet true): a man and a women who both looked uncannily like the comic book store owner in The Simpsons walking on the side of the road near a wooded area looking at their phones, looking around into the woods, looking back at their phones….. They had to be Pokemon Goers.

Pokémon Go is the new Jade Helm 15. Wake Up America!!!!!!

///

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:16:23pm

re: #122 lissa511

Welcome, hatchling.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:17:19pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

CNN reporting that a Police Officer was just shot outside a Michigan courthouse.

It continues.
— Joe Walsh

“It” being your failed career?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:18:17pm

re: #120 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

That’s a lot of cranes in the background.

They were building Forum Nova Karolina at the time; a shopping center.

130
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:20:34pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:21:53pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

Then why have body cameras?

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:22:22pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

Donora Pennsylvania 1948

Photos

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:23:25pm

re: #131 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Then why have body cameras?

to only be used against “criminals”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:23:49pm
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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:25:01pm

re: #131 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

Then why have body cameras?

special episodes of Cops.

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Black d20  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:25:44pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wanna laugh, but I have the damned game on my phone now.

137
Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:26:26pm

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:27:03pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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Please proceed, Mr. Trump…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:27:04pm

re: #41 Kragar

And none of that is what The Don means with his “Make America Great Again” propaganda.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:27:30pm

re: #136 Black d20

I wanna laugh, but I have the damned game on my phone now.

guessing it’s a thing everywhere.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:27:52pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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Black d20  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:29:34pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think Nintendo and Niantic (the folks who made the ‘base’ game Pokemon GO’s spun from, Ingress) REALLY underestimated its potential popularity. A reasonably free-to-start Pokemon game on phones? It’ll print money.

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ObserverArt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:30:34pm

re: #86 lawhawk

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Columbus is way too high on that list.

We do have our issues with police around here…no doubt.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:30:41pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

This whack job “Kelly Lee” is using a picture of actress/model Lindsay Price as her avatar.

mamiskincare.net

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:31:26pm

re: #138 KGxvi

Please proceed, Mr. Trump…

AH. Yes. “Mr. Outsider” Trump naming “Mr. Ultimate DC Insider” Newt as his VIP.

Now Morning Joe will now get to fap at Trump’s brilliant presidential move.

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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:31:36pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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Her Twitter profile reveals that she’s a horrible person. No surprise she’s a friend of upChuck.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:32:02pm

@timothypmurphy digs up more treasure while ‘Trump Tweet Mining’
529 days ago:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:32:04pm

On my way home from bday celebrations yesterday, I stopped by a Portillo’s to get a late dinner. Ends up it was a PokéStop and it appeared someone put down a lure. There was a long line in the pick-up area and at least a dozen of us were playing. It was pretty hilarious. Then as I was leaving. Another 5-6 were outside. “Do we have to go in?”

My reply: You do if you want to catch a CP254 Tauros. In the men’s restroom.

2 of them were women. Too bad! *snicker*

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:32:23pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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I wonder if Newt will use his entire title? Newt Gingrich Forever Disgraced Former Speaker Of The House And Two Time Adulterer. Or is that too long?

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:32:54pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:33:10pm

re: #144 Charles Johnson

This whack job “Kelly Lee” is using a picture of actress/model Lindsay Price as her avatar.

mamiskincare.net

OK, then probably He’s a terrible person, rather than she.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:33:39pm

re: #146 No Country For Old Haters

Her Twitter profile reveals that she’s a horrible person. No surprise she’s a friend of upChuck.

It may not even be a woman at all.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:36:08pm

re: #132 nines09

Donora Pennsylvania 1948

Photos

Two Pittsburgh smoke stories my Dad tells.

One was about one time, a ‘Smoke Day’. He and his friends wanted to go downtown (Dahntahn, in Pittsburghese). Dad walked along the streetcar track, waving his white handkerchief behind him so his friend, driving a car, could see where he was going.

Another, from years later, was about getting an insurance physical, including a chest X-ray. The young radiologist looked at the picture, said, “Uh. Could you wait here a minute?” and went and got the Chief Radiologist. The Chief looks a the X-ray, and asks my Dad, “Where’d you grow up?”

Dad says, “Pittsburgh.”

Chief Radiologist says, “That’s normal.”

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:37:36pm

re: #143 ObserverArt

That’s a per-capita rate homicide rate. 787,000 people living in Columbus, 22 persons killed by police, leaving homicide rate of 27.95. Since 18 of the 22 persons killed were black, and 217,000 of the 787,000 are black, that returns a homicide rate of 82.68.

By way of comparison, Dallas cops killed 26, 9 of which were black. Their rates were 21 and 30.6, respectively.

Only 3 of the 100 largest city police departments did not kill anyone from Jan 2013 - Jun 2016 (Buffalo, Irvine, and Plano).

155
Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:38:13pm

Sure, the first person Newt Gingrich’s lawyer reveals this national news to is… the Rage Furby. Makes perfect sense.

156
FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:38:25pm

He’s an asshole, but I do feel bad for him.
With his legs paralyzed infection is even more of a danger, since he can’t feel early discomfort.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:39:51pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

Sure, the first person Newt Gingrich’s lawyer reveals this national news to is… the Rage Furby. Makes perfect sense.

Lawyers are always revealing embargoed information to random third parties LOL.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:39:52pm

re: #156 FormerDirtDart

He’s an asshole, but I do feel bad for him.
With his legs paralyzed infection is even more of a danger, since he can’t feel early discomfort.

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Yeah, shit. Nobody deserves that.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:39:58pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

It may not even be a woman at all.

Rage Furby sock?

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:40:24pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

Makes perfect sense.

Same way that Chucky has tried inserting himself into national stories over the past couple of years.

One of these days, he might even be right.

Of course, conventional wisdom has Newt among the handful of people willing to do the job.

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sagehen  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:40:24pm

re: #148 GlutenFreeJesus

On my way home from bday celebrations yesterday, I stopped by a Portillo’s to get a late dinner. Ends up it was a PokéStop and it appeared someone put down a lure. There was a long line in the pick-up area and at least a dozen of us were playing. It was pretty hilarious. Then as I was leaving. Another 5-6 were outside. “Do we have to go in?”

My reply: You do if you want to catch a CP254 Tauros. In the men’s restroom.

2 of them were women. Too bad! *snicker*

Was it North Carolina?

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BeachDem  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:41:59pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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guessing it’s a thing everywhere.

I have as much interest in it as I did in Candy Crush—which is to say, none.

(Yes, I wear an onion on my belt.)

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:42:14pm

The fact that Newt is even under consideration speaks to the absolute dearth of options Trump has in filling the the VP slot. All the good choices have actively told him to fuck off.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:42:40pm

Led Zeppelin’s Publishers Seeking $613,000 in Legal Fees After Lawsuit Win

Led Zeppelin’s publishing company Warner/Chappell Music is seeking over $613,000 to offset legal fees incurred in the band’s “Stairway to Heaven” copyright infringement lawsuit in June. A Los Angeles jury ruled unanimously in favor of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in the lawsuit brought forth by the estate of Spirit’s Randy (California) Wolfe, which claimed that the IV classic plagiarized from Spirit’s “Taurus.”

Whoops.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:43:57pm

re: #162 BeachDem

I have as much interest in it as I did in Candy Crush—which is to say, none.

(Yes, I wear an onion on my belt.)

Since cellphones don’t work here in the Backwoods, I’m just sitting here bemused by all of it.

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:44:21pm

re: #162 BeachDem

I have as much interest in it as I did in Candy Crush—which is to say, none.

(Yes, I wear an onion on my belt.)

Thankfully my mobile doesn’t support this game./

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:44:46pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

It sort of sounded interesting, but then I read about the gym part.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:45:26pm

re: #162 BeachDem

I have as much interest in it as I did in Candy Crush—which is to say, none.

(Yes, I wear an onion on my belt.)

I might play it if I had a smartphone. But I carry this macbook pro everywhere anyway and don’t want to pay the insane cost that comes with buying a smartphone and the corresponding plan.

I should start a “Help Cheapass Frank Play Pokemon” Gofundme.

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Franklin  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:45:41pm

re: #162 BeachDem

I have as much interest in it as I did in Candy Crush—which is to say, none.

(Yes, I wear an onion on my belt.)

But not a white onion. And we all know why.

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BeachDem  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:45:46pm

re: #166 Nyet

Thankfully my mobile doesn’t support this game./

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Don’t know if mine does or not, and not about to find out.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:46:31pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

Sure, the first person Newt Gingrich’s lawyer reveals this national news to is… the Rage Furby. Makes perfect sense.

I figure he’s throwing the dice. He figures Newt is the most likely choice, so he says he’s got inside information that it’s Newt.

If Newt gets picked, he looks like a genius to his fanboys. If not, none of his fanboys will remember anyway.

It’s like that scheme where you send out 1000 letters. 500 say stock X will go up, 500 say it will go down.

If stock X goes up, you send 500 letters to the folks who got the ‘up’ prediction. 250 say stock Y will go up, 250 say down.

If stock Y goes down, you send 250 letters, 125 saying stock Z will go up, 125 say down.

Keep going, pretty soon you have 31 people who think you’re a fucking GENIUS!, and 969 people who don’t remember you.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:47:20pm

re: #147 FormerDirtDart

Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies

and had she worn a headscarf?

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:47:33pm

re: #142 Black d20

I think Nintendo and Niantic (the folks who made the ‘base’ game Pokemon GO’s spun from, Ingress) REALLY underestimated its potential popularity. A reasonably free-to-start Pokemon game on phones? It’ll print money.

I think it will be the biggest hit of the year.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:47:45pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:48:29pm

re: #167 Skip Intro

I was listening to the radio this morning and some of the young people playing this game were on Twitter complaining their legs were sore from walking around so much. I’m gonna have a little trouble mustering up much empathy for that. I walk about 5 miles a day average (I wear a pedometer. I’ve walked the distance from Atlanta to Vancouver and halfway back in the last couple of years) unless the weather is totally shitty. Hell it might save some of them from dying of a heart attack before age 35.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:50:23pm

Damn, I just realized, with the Governor laid up, that means Lt Gov Dan Patrick will likely need to go to the Dallas memorial service…
Reap what you sow tweet after Orlando shooting
Hypocrite protestors tweet after Dallas shooting

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:50:40pm
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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:50:51pm

re: #175 A Mom Anon

So there’s some good to this craze after all.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:51:02pm

I do still love Crypt of the Necrodancer though. A roguelike dungeon crawler based on dancing to the beat. Easily the best game purchase I’ve ever made.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:51:18pm

re: #176 FormerDirtDart

Damn, I just realized, with the Governor laid up, that means Lt Gov Dan Patrick will likely need to go to the Dallas memorial service…
Reap what you sow tweet after Orlando shooting
Hypocrite protestors tweet after Dallas shooting

Remember, when the governor himself is an idiot, his lieutenant is usually enough to make you pray for his continued good health…

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:51:25pm

Nobody calls me anti-chicken!

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:51:43pm

re: #173 BlueSpotinAL

I think it will be the biggest hit of the year.

There was a graph yesterday that showed it will have more users than twitter by Thursday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:51:46pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A Mom Anon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:52:22pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

They need professional help. Too bad no one loves them enough to stage and individual intervention for each one of them. They really will not be happy until there’s nothing left but a smoking crater where America used to be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:52:28pm

re: #181 Nyet

Nobody calls me anti-chicken!

I have no idea how they expect us to pay our doctor bills if they outlaw chickens…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:52:34pm

re: #173 BlueSpotinAL

I think it will be the biggest hit of the year.

The Older Boy, the Older Boy’s Girlfriend, and the Younger Boy are all playing it. The Younger Boy’s Girlfriend is almost certainly playing it.

The Younger Boy wasn’t home last night when we got back from walking the doggies at midnight. Mrs. FBW texted him, “Where are you?” He replied, “Out catching them all!”

He’d been wandering the neighborhood, checking out various local features, like the Pokemon gym over behind the Methodist church. Encountered a guy on a Hoverboard doing the same thing.

Mrs. FBW was worried about him being out so late all by himself, but he’s 22 years old, 6’1”, and white, living in a nice neighborhood. Not much market for that.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:52:42pm

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember, when the governor himself is an idiot, his lieutenant is usually enough to make you pray for his continued good health…

Except in Texas, where the Lt. Gov has more power.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:52:55pm

re: #147 FormerDirtDart

@timothypmurphy digs up more treasure while ‘Trump Tweet Mining’
529 days ago:

enuf of this, Donald.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:53:03pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that’s a misspelling. It was supposed to read “gay wolves”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:53:09pm

re: #187 Belafon

Except in Texas, where the Lt. Gov has more power.

howzzat?

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:53:40pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have no idea how they expect us to pay our doctor bills if they outlaw chickens…

Rubber chicken.

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No Depression  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:53:41pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:54:10pm

re: #186 Blind Frog Belly White

The Older Boy, the Older Boy’s Girlfriend, and the Younger Boy are all playing it. The Younger Boy’s Girlfriend is almost certainly playing it.

The Younger Boy wasn’t home last night when we got back from walking the doggies at midnight. Mrs. FBW texted him, “Where are you?” He replied, “Out catching them all!”

He’d been wandering the neighborhood, checking out various local features, like the Pokemon gym over behind the Methodist church. Encountered a guy on a Hoverboard doing the same thing.

Mrs. FBW was worried about him being out so late all by himself, but he’s 22 years old, 6’1”, and white, living in a nice neighborhood. Not much market for that.

This is how Obama takes over and runs for third term and Hillary destroys America.

/

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:54:51pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:55:18pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

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re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like the jerk, Steve Pearce, R-NM, is working today.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:55:34pm

re: #175 A Mom Anon

Pokémon Go is the best fitness app. Ever.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:55:44pm

Posted 3 minutes ago ABC news: Trump, Gingrich Could Make Strong _ or combustible_ Ticket

Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump peer into the camera phone lens with all of their grandfatherly chins and smile lines. Look, Gingrich says quietly, we’re on Facebook, live and worldwide. Trump, a master of Twitter, marvels.

“It’s the modern world,” Gingrich, 73, says.

“It’s the modern world,” Trump, 70, agrees.

So far so good. The backstage selfie video was part of Gingrich’s campaign for a role he’s never played in four decades of public life. Whether he is named Trump’s running mate or serves otherwise as the Republican presidential candidate’s adviser, Gingrich has become an understudy to a because-I-said-so billionaire who is given neither to partnerships nor the intricacies of public policy.

Onstage a few minutes later, Gingrich fired up Trump’s supporters by predicting the billionaire would “kick over the table” in Washington. The enthusiasm Gingrich generated lingered into Trump’s rambling speech, interrupted several times by shouts of “Newt! Newt! Newt!”

Running mate or not, “Newt Gingrich is going to be involved with our government,” Trump said.

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:55:53pm

re: #153 Blind Frog Belly White

I remember old Steelers radio spots with a man talking through a talk box saying “Pittsburgh Steelers”….I saw quite a few older steel workers around Philly that had their larynx and vocal cords eaten away from the “floor” in mills. I can’t find it. It would be at the end of a advertisement for an upcoming game. Ever hear it? I can’t find it anywhere. Might have been KDKA and it’s affiliates? It’s from years ago. Lost.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:56:16pm

re: #193 Sir John Barron

This is how Obama takes over and runs for third term and Hillary destroys America.

/

A man can dream.

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:58:03pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Damn, I was really hoping Newt would get the nod. I guess it’s ruled out now.

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lizardofid  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:58:11pm

re: #176 FormerDirtDart

Damn, I just realized, with the Governor laid up, that means Lt Gov Dan Patrick will likely need to go to the Dallas memorial service…
Reap what you sow tweet after Orlando shooting
Hypocrite protestors tweet after Dallas shooting

I heard the Mayor asked in an interview on NPR this morning if Patrick was invited after those comments. The Mayor said, in what I took to be diplomacy, “the Lt Gov was at the event on Friday”, and let it go at that. I don’t think he’s on the list, and I’m pretty sure everyone looks at Abbott’s misfortune as a two sided coin.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:58:22pm

Seen on FB…

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:58:45pm

re: #200 Nyet

That means Niantic has read and write access to your email, Google Drive docs, and more. (It also means that if the Niantic servers are hacked, whoever hacked the servers would potentially have access to your entire Google account.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:59:09pm

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

howzzat?

The Governor can veto bills, and can make one appointment to the government, the Secretary of State. The Lt. Governor basically controls the legislature:

The Lieutenant Governor of Texas is the second-highest executive office in the government of Texas, a state in the U.S. It is the second most powerful post in Texas government because its occupant controls the work of the Texas Senate and controls the budgeting process as a leader of the Legislative Budget Board.

Under the provisions of the Texas Constitution, the Lieutenant Governor is President of the Texas Senate. By the rules of the Senate, the Lieutenant Governor establishes all special and standing committees, appoints all chairpersons and members, and assigns all Senate legislation to the committee of his choice. The Lieutenant Governor decides all questions of parliamentary procedure in the Senate. He or she also has broad discretion in following Senate procedural rules.

The Lieutenant Governor is an ex officio member of several statutory bodies. These include the Legislative Budget Board, the Legislative Council, the Legislative Audit Committee, the Legislative Board and Legislative Council, which have considerable sway over state programs, the budget and policy. The Lieutenant Governor is also a member of the Legislative Redistricting Board (together with the Speaker of the House, Attorney General, Comptroller, and Land Commissioner), which is charged with adopting a redistricting plan for the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate, or U.S. House of Representatives after the decennial census if the Legislature fails to do so.

Perry once attempted to submit a state budget, and his Lt. Governor, Dewhurst, ignored him. You could pretty much feel Dewhurst laughing at Perry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:59:14pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 1:59:59pm

re: #175 A Mom Anon

I was listening to the radio this morning and some of the young people playing this game were on Twitter complaining their legs were sore from walking around so much. I’m gonna have a little trouble mustering up much empathy for that. I walk about 5 miles a day average (I wear a pedometer. I’ve walked the distance from Atlanta to Vancouver and halfway back in the last couple of years) unless the weather is totally shitty. Hell it might save some of them from dying of a heart attack before age 35.

Conspiracy theorists say Flotus is behind it.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:00:52pm

re: #205 Belafon

The Governor can veto bills, and can make one appointment to the government, the Secretary of State. The Lt. Governor basically controls the legislature:

Perry once attempted to submit a state budget, and his Lt. Governor, Dewhurst, ignored him. You could pretty much feel Dewhurst laughing at Perry.

really weird.

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:03:28pm

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Too busy with fuckery, Oreos and chickens.

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:03:40pm

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:03:51pm

re: #208 Sir John Barron

really weird.

Our current constitution was the one that replaced the Reconstruction constitution. As with all constitutions, it was a reaction to previous events. As such, it sought to limit the power of the governor. It also restricts the legislature to meeting for 90 days every other year.

There is one really good thing in the constitution that Republicans constantly ignore: it declares that every student receive “a free and efficient education.”

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EPR-radar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:03:54pm

The latest bit of unintentional humor from RedState. This is a comment from a RS moderator comparing Trump to Hillary Clinton:

Yeah. He is. He is actually, supernaturally evil. There is no other explanation for what happens with him and the spell he has cast. Anyone who attracts the absolute lowest life forms on earth like he does is honest-to-goodness underworld evil.

Clinton is just a bad, bad liberal.

Of course I don’t buy the “supernatural evil” part. There is nothing supernatural about decades of Republican propaganda finally giving rise to Trump and the Trumphhroids.

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lockjawcanbefun  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:04:02pm

Any time over the past few days I’ve been tempted to laugh at Pokemon Go types, I remind myself that I’m a geocacher.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:04:21pm

Donald is in my state…

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Joe Bacon  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:05:03pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

One of Chuck C. Johnson’s insane friends tweeted this:

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My inner James Brown is doing the mock faint and saying PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!

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plansbandc  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:05:13pm
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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:05:50pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:07:18pm

This is Donald Trump’s machuton (his son-in-law’s father). Just imagine if this was Marc Mesvinsky’s father!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:09:06pm
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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:09:17pm

re: #217 Kragar

That one just seems weird.

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:09:30pm

re: #101 blueraven

alrighty then…

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:09:51pm

re: #200 Nyet

Here’s All The Data Pokémon Go Is Collecting From Your Phone

It’s definitely a nightmare from an infosec perspective, but anybody using Uber already crossed that line. What’s innovative here is that unlike other apps it’s not utility or even social interaction per se that’s causing people to hand over their data, but sheer kawaii (cuteness.)

Humans man, you can’t explain that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:10:46pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

It’s definitely a nightmare from the infosec perspective, but anybody using Uber already crossed that line. What’s innovative here is that unlike other apps it’s not utility or even social interaction per se that’s causing people to hand over their data, but sheer kawaii (cuteness.)

Humans man, you can’t explain that.

But you know, the NSA collecting metadata would be all bad and shit.
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Dr. Matt  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:11:45pm

U.S. stocks at new record high

Obama needs to stop destroying America.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:11:49pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m curious about their mapping software

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EPR-radar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:12:28pm

re: #224 Dr. Matt

U.S. stocks at new record high

Obama needs to stop destroying America.

I’m sure the Republicans can fix this problem.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:13:05pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

It’s definitely a nightmare from the infosec perspective, but anybody using Uber already crossed that line. What’s innovative here is that unlike other apps it’s not utility or even social interaction per se that’s causing people to hand over their data, but sheer kawaii (cuteness.)

Humans man, you can’t explain that.

I’ve had more social interaction out with people over the past three days because of the app than I have in the past year.

It’s a positive in my book. (Battery pack makers are rejoicing too, I’m quite sure. When we headed out for the festival yesterday, I packed both battery packs, my solar charger, and my wall plug. mr. klys (who I have dragged into playing it as well) packed his battery pack too.)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:14:58pm

re: #227 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’ve had more social interaction out with people over the past three days because of the app than I have in the past year.

It’s a positive in my book. (Battery pack makers are rejoicing too, I’m quite sure. When we headed out for the festival yesterday, I packed both battery packs, my solar charger, and my wall plug. mr. klys (who I have dragged into playing it as well) packed his battery pack too.)

The Older Boy turns to me while I’m driving us to Five Guys to pick up dinner and says, “Father, there’s a rat on your shoulder!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:15:36pm

re: #228 Blind Frog Belly White

The Older Boy turns to me while I’m driving us to Five Guys to pick up dinner and says, “Father, there’s a rat on your shoulder!”

Before I turned off the camera when catching Pokemon, I was throwing Pokeballs at some sensitive areas of mr. klys to catch a Rattata.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:16:46pm

re: #229 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:18:08pm

re: #229 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Before I turned off the camera when catching Pokemon, I was throwing Pokeballs at some sensitive areas of mr. klys to catch a Rattata.

Brings new meaning to ‘Pokey Balls’.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:19:57pm

re: #218 The Vicious Babushka

This is Donald Trump’s machuton (his son-in-law’s father). Just imagine if this was Marc Mesvinsky’s father!

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This is a great read.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:24:12pm

re: #232 Stanley Sea

This is a great read.

Paged it.

Who knows how to do the “pullquotes”? I know CL created this as a CSS class but I don’t know how to tag it in the pages.

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CuriousLurker  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:27:10pm

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

Paged it.

Who knows how to do the “pullquotes”? I know CL created this as a CSS class but I don’t know how to tag it in the pages.

Just enclose it in < q >< /q > without the extra spaces. Default is left-aligned, but you can add class=”aright” to make it right-aligned.

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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:27:56pm

News, implying bad sorts:

Clouds get high on climate change

Clouds are moving up, up and away. An analysis of satellite data has found that, since the early 1980s, clouds have shifted towards Earth’s poles and cloud tops have extended higher into the atmosphere.

The changes match what climate models predict and are a rare step forward among much scientific uncertainty about how clouds will behave in a warming world

[…]

The fact that observations match the model predictions is worrying, says Veerabhadran Ramanathan, an atmospheric scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who was not on the team. If models really are starting to get clouds correct, it suggests that the planet may warm on the higher end of estimates over the coming century, he says.

[…]

Evidence for climate change in the satellite cloud record

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Teukka  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:34:11pm

re: #235 freetoken

News, implying bad sorts:

Clouds get high on climate change

Evidence for climate change in the satellite cloud record

Damn. I seriously hope the news about the jetstream earlier isn’t confirmed :(

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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:35:18pm

re: #236 Teukka

Damn. I seriously hope the news about the jetstream earlier isn’t confirmed :(

That jetstream story was a lot of nothing. The weather gang blog deconstructed it quickly.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:36:21pm

re: #234 CuriousLurker

Just enclose it in < q >< /q > without the extra spaces. Default is left-aligned, but you can add class=”aright” to make it right-aligned.

Thanks!

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:36:27pm
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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:36:51pm

… assuming you meant the story about “crossing the equator”.

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Teukka  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:39:04pm

re: #240 freetoken

… assuming you meant the story about “crossing the equator”.

Yeah. I did. So that worry less at least *crosses fingers*

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:39:52pm

I caved and went to Starbucks but only ordered iced coffee so my diet is intact, let’s just get that part out of the way. Point being a gentleman sat himself down opposite me without asking, which is fine. I get it, it’s hot out and sharing is caring. He’s doing his bills, which is also fine. However he’s humming and singing along to Blondie’s The Tide is High, which is not fine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:42:03pm

re: #242 goddamnedfrank

I caved and went to Starbucks but only ordered iced coffee so my diet is intact, let’s just get that part out of the way. Point being a gentleman sat himself down opposite me without asking, which is fine. I get it, it’s hot out and sharing is caring. He’s doing his bills, which is also fine. However he’s humming and singing along to Blondie’s “The Tide is High,” which is not fine.

I have never been to a Starbuck’s. Closes I got was Costa Coffee, a British SB knock-off chain.

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gwangung  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:42:14pm

re: #210 gocart mozart

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Arent they already on the Extinct Species list?

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Nyet  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:42:41pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:42:48pm

re: #243 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have never been to a Starbuck’s. Closes I got was Costa Coffee, a British SB knock-off chain.

You’re missing out on the full caucasian experience.

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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:43:40pm
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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:44:22pm

re: #242 goddamnedfrank

I caved and went to Starbucks but only ordered iced coffee so my diet is intact, let’s just get that part out of the way. Point being a gentleman sat himself down opposite me without asking, which is fine. I get it, it’s hot out and sharing is caring. He’s doing his bills, which is also fine. However he’s humming and singing along to Blondie’s “The Tide is High,” which is not fine.

Would “One Way or Another” have been ok, because that song is sick! #AskingForAFriend

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:45:47pm

My wifes best friend mother when she was growing up.

Yes it’s the guy from Mean Girls. Hoot.

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:46:23pm
“Pornography, with his harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying the life of millions,” the amendment states. “We encourage states to continue to fight this public menace and pledge our commitment to children’s safety and wellbeing.”

Image: Trump-Playboy-Cover.jpg

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:47:09pm

re: #246 goddamnedfrank

You’re missing out on the full caucasian experience.

I live in a part of the world where there are lots and lots of cafes you can duck into and get a decent to outstanding coffee for around two bucks or even less. No need or reason to visit SB.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:47:41pm

re: #86 lawhawk

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Interestingly both OK City and Memphis BLM protests were very peaceful, with positive interactions between police and protesters. Especially in Memphis, where (I believe) Deputy Chief walked with the protesters.

RBS

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ObserverArt  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:47:45pm

re: #217 Kragar

Ari Melber MSNBC ✔ @AriMelber
SIREN: Federal judge rules Trump delegate CAN oppose Trump, bars Virginia from enforcing its law to bind delegates:
5:02 PM - 11 Jul 2016
207 207 Retweets 136 136 likes

Damn activist judges. What are they doing interpreting the law like that?

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EPR-radar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:47:54pm

re: #239 gocart mozart

I remember from my grad school days that I ended up having about four different explanations of how my thesis topic worked, because different kinds of explanation worked for different people depending on their technical background etc.

That’s fine. My thesis topic was arcane, and the issues were purely technical.

It’s not fine at all to see so much apparent difficulty relating to “Black lives matter” vs. “All lives matter”.

Replacing “black lives” with “all lives” is a pathetically transparent attempt to evade the actual issue at hand, which is disproportionate use of police force (especially lethal force) vs. blacks.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:48:14pm

re: #248 MsJ

Would “One Way or Another” have been ok, because that song is sick! #AskingForAFriend

This dude couldn’t sing along to Row, Row, Row Your Boat without fucking it up.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:50:39pm

re: #254 EPR-radar

I remember from my grad school days that I ended up having about four different explanations of how my thesis topic worked, because different kinds of explanation worked for different people depending on their technical background etc.

That’s fine. My thesis topic was arcane, and the issues were purely technical.

It’s not fine at all to see so much apparent difficulty relating to “Black lives matter” vs. “All lives matter”.

Replacing “black lives” with “all lives” is a pathetically transparent attempt to evade the actual issue at hand, which is disproportionate use of police force (especially lethal force) vs. blacks.

It’s a remarkably simple concept, BLM is. BLM BECAUSE ALM, but our society acts like BL don’t M, so we’re reminding people that BL really actually DO M.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:52:04pm

re: #246 goddamnedfrank

You’re missing out on the full caucasian experience.

And in the fall, if you say “Pumpkin Spice Latte” three times fast, a white girl in yoga pants appears.

RBS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:52:51pm

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s a remarkably simple concept, BLM is. BLM BECAUSE ALM, but our society acts like BL don’t M, so we’re reminding people that BL really actually DO M.

Remember all those French flag masks on FB after the Paris attacks? Did not see many Turkish flag masks after the recent attacks in Istanbul

TLM!!!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:54:03pm

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s a remarkably simple concept, BLM is. BLM BECAUSE ALM, but our society acts like BL don’t M, so we’re reminding people that BL really actually DO M.

the law professor’s essay on the topic (dont have the link to hand) points out the BLM message is not “only BLM” but rather “BLM too!”

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:54:27pm

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I live in a part of the world where there are lots and lots of cafes you can duck into and get a decent to outstanding coffee for around two bucks or even less. No need or reason to visit SB.

The full caucasian experience involves living on violently colonized land while overpaying for shit and liking it.

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:54:52pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

In fairness, if I can have steak rather than chicken, I’m probably choosing the steak. But I’m not anti-chicken.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:55:08pm

re: #247 Kragar

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You do quit when the game’s already over though. The bottom of the 9th was California/DC.

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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:56:02pm
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:56:17pm

re: #166 Nyet

Thankfully my mobile doesn’t support this game./

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Yeah, my phoneless cord doesn’t play it either.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:57:16pm

re: #261 KGxvi

In fairness, if I can have steak rather than chicken, I’m probably choosing the steak. But I’m not anti-chicken.

Depends on the chicken, and the steak.

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:58:02pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Depends on the chicken, and the steak.

Not really.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:58:02pm

I was just wondering, what if the creatures in Pokeman GO are REAL…. and those are what our cats see when they see the things that we don’t see?

Why isn’t anybody asking about this?

Hey, where are you all going?

RBS

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:58:09pm

re: #263 Kragar

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These days, he’s got to take what he can get.

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:59:11pm

re: #259 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

the law professor’s essay on the topic (dont have the link to hand) points out the BLM message is not “only BLM” but rather “BLM too!”

I had to tell someone the exact some thing, except it was regarding the idea of ‘black pride’ vs. ‘white pride’. I explicitly made the connection to BLM and noted ‘Black Pride is a thing because society has repeatedly told much of us before that the black existence should be shamed’. It’s the exact same impetus, butting back against a societal opinion devaluing a minority’s life.

Sadly, the best I managed to get out of it was ‘no one should have pride over their skin color anyways’ both sides-ism.

This shit feels more and more utterly impenetrable the more you try and talk about it to someone outside of the choir.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:59:11pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Depends on the chicken, and the steak.

Damn…. Now you’ve got me wanting a country fried steak for dinner. (explanation, for years I referred to that dish as “chicken fried steak”)

RBS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:59:34pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Depends on the chicken, and the steak.

I generally only go for steaks off a grill, otherwise they do not really excite me. ditto with beef burgers and any kind of sausage.

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KingKenrod  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:59:37pm

re: #224 Dr. Matt

U.S. stocks at new record high

Obama needs to stop destroying America.

He’s WAY behind schedule.

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 2:59:51pm

re: #265 Blind Frog Belly White

Depends on the chicken, and the steak.

It’d have to be really good chicken or really bad steak. But chicken is actually kind of low on my hierarchy:

1. lobster
2. crab
3. steak
4. pork
5. lamb
6. chicken

Fish is a wild card, depending on the kind and the prep.

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:00:32pm

re: #260 goddamnedfrank

The full caucasian experience involves living on violently colonized land while overpaying for shit and liking it.

Same species only? Or would Cro Magnon vs. Neanderthal work? ‘Cause they’ve got the prices.

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:02:13pm

re: #270 Reality Based Steve

Damn…. Now you’ve got me wanting a country fried steak for dinner. (explanation, for years I referred to that dish as “chicken fried steak”)

RBS

Chicken fried steak is, always has been, always will be, the proper name, as far as I’m concerned.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:02:59pm
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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:03:29pm

Not surprising:

Steve King provokes criticism for displaying Confederate flag

FWIW, supposedly, during the war, of all the Union states Iowa had the largest percentage of males engage in the war. The story above notes that he Gov. and the state GOP leader also have problems with the Confederate flag, which is understandable given the plethora of GAR badges in cemeteries there.

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:05:25pm

re: #273 KGxvi

It’d have to be really good chicken or really bad steak. But chicken is actually kind of low on my hierarchy:

1. lobster
2. crab
3. steak
4. pork
5. lamb
6. chicken

Fish is a wild card, depending on the kind and the prep.

Move lamb up to #1 and remove pork and you know what that means? Next time I am in CA, we’re having a LGF convention in a good restaurant with all the western lizards. I am officially drooling now.

Yum!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:05:34pm

re: #275 KGxvi

Chicken fried steak is, always has been, always will be, the proper name, as far as I’m concerned.

Amen.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:05:38pm

re: #276 Stanley Sea

Trump will be good for Hampton Roads

Trumperstickers by zip code.

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:07:39pm

re: #278 MsJ

Move lamb up to #1 and remove pork and you know what that means? Next time I am in CA, we’re having a LGF convention in a good restaurant with all the western lizards. I am officially drooling now.

Yum!

Some of us western lizards have hit the lifetime exposure limit to California already.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:08:28pm

re: #273 KGxvi

It’d have to be really good chicken or really bad steak. But chicken is actually kind of low on my hierarchy:

1. lobster
2. crab
3. steak
4. pork
5. lamb
6. chicken

Fish is a wild card, depending on the kind and the prep.

Dad’s barbecued chicken, or Nana’s fried chicken, I’d put above any midrange steak.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:08:48pm

re: #273 KGxvi

It’d have to be really good chicken or really bad steak. But chicken is actually kind of low on my hierarchy:

1. lobster
2. crab
3. steak
4. pork
5. lamb
6. chicken

Fish is a wild card, depending on the kind and the prep.

Needs some cephalopod. The best meal I had in Mexico this spring was half an octopus that had been marinated then grilled. Served with a thick spicy sauce. Chewy, but “OH DAMM THAT’S GOOD”.

Octopus, that way everybody gets a leg.

RBS

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:09:02pm

re: #226 EPR-radar

“Fixed” as in “fixing a dog” rather than in “solving a problem”.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:09:26pm

re: #250 gocart mozart

Image: Trump-Playboy-Cover.jpg

The reason my generation, and all those who went before, are so fucked up sexually was lack of easily available pornography.

Well, that’s at least as plausible a theory as theirs.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:09:41pm

re: #281 wrenchwench

Some of us western lizards have hit the lifetime exposure limit to California already.

Also, that’s like saying the next time you’re in NYC, all eastern Lizards should get together, and wondering why the folks from VA aren’t showing up.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:11:29pm

re: #278 MsJ

Move lamb up to #1 and remove pork and you know what that means? Next time I am in CA, we’re having a LGF convention in a good restaurant with all the western lizards. I am officially drooling now.

Yum!

But no pork means no carnitas, and that’s too dire to contemplate!

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:11:56pm

re: #286 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Also, that’s like saying the next time you’re in NYC, all eastern Lizards should get together, and wondering why the folks from VA aren’t showing up.

You and I may be equidistant from San Diego.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:12:44pm

re: #288 wrenchwench

You and I may be equidistant from San Diego.

10 hour drive from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ask me how I know.

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:13:52pm

re: #289 Blind Frog Belly White

10 hour drive from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ask me how I know.

I’m going to go with “there was a girl…”

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:14:12pm

re: #289 Blind Frog Belly White

10 hour drive from the Bay Area to San Diego. Ask me how I know.

…then take a left and go another 10 hours and see where you end up!

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:14:47pm

re: #281 wrenchwench

Some of us western lizards have hit the lifetime exposure limit to California already.

I’d move there tomorrow if I could.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:15:57pm

re: #290 KGxvi

I’m going to go with “there was a girl…”

Nah. When there was a girl there, I flew.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:16:15pm

re: #283 Reality Based Steve

Needs some cephalopod. The best meal I had in Mexico this spring was half an octopus that had been marinated then grilled. Served with a thick spicy sauce. Chewy, but “OH DAMM THAT’S GOOD”.

Octopus, that way everybody gets a leg.

RBS

I love grilled octopus. Have to go out to nicer restaurant to get it tho.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:18:01pm
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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:18:07pm

re: #293 Blind Frog Belly White

Nah. When there was a girl there, I flew.

Joe Cocker - The letter

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:18:20pm

re: #294 Stanley Sea

I love grilled octopus. Have to go out to nicer restaurant to get it tho.

First time I ever had squid, my impression was ‘clam-flavored Innertube’. I was not impressed.

Then I had well-prepared fried calamari. Ah! That was much more the thing!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:18:55pm

OK, that’s weird - I just discovered the old way of embedding Facebook posts, by just copying/pasting the URL, still works — but only on my iPhone version of Safari.

I have no idea what the difference could be. It’s the same code.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:20:55pm

maybe im just too paranoid, but when trump promises to ensure that law enforcement is respected, i hear “i’ll make those angry black people shut up and go away”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:22:23pm

re: #291 wrenchwench

…then take a left and go another 10 hours and see where you end up!

“You’re in New Mexico? You must know my brother, he lives in Carlsbad…..”

That’s gotta be better than, “Do they pay you in Pesos?” or “Do you need a passport to visit the US?”

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:23:11pm

re: #299 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

maybe im just too paranoid, but when trump promises to ensure that law enforcement is respected, i hear “i’ll make those angry black people shut up and go away”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:23:15pm

re: #299 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

maybe im just too paranoid, but when trump promises to ensure that law enforcement is respected, i hear “i’ll make those angry black people shut up and go away”

No, you’re hearing it right.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:25:13pm

re: #297 Blind Frog Belly White

First time I ever had squid, my impression was ‘clam-flavored Innertube’. I was not impressed.

Then I had well-prepared fried calamari. Ah! That was much more the thing!

Squid (and presumably octopus) is one of those things you cook for a minute or an hour. Anywhere in between, it’s just too rubbery.

A Greek place I used to live near had a great dish that was stuffed baby squid in a tomato sauce, cooked like a lasagna—long enough to tenderize. Well, the tentacles were still a little chewy….

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Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:26:37pm

re: #301 Reality Based Steve

Dredd would have put Trump in jail long ago

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:26:55pm

re: #297 Blind Frog Belly White

First time I ever had squid, my impression was ‘clam-flavored Innertube’. I was not impressed.

Then I had well-prepared fried calamari. Ah! That was much more the thing!

Different from calamari. I love good calamari too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:27:01pm

re: #303 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Squid (and presumably octopus) is one of those things you cook for a minute or an hour. Anywhere in between, it’s just too rubbery.

A Greek place I used to live near had a great dish that was stuffed baby squid in a tomato sauce, cooked like a lasagna—long enough to tenderize. Wel, the tentacles were still a little chewy….

Ever notice how often threads turn into food threads?

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:27:06pm

re: #273 KGxvi

It’d have to be really good chicken or really bad steak. But chicken is actually kind of low on my hierarchy:

1. lobster
2. crab
3. steak
4. pork
5. lamb
6. chicken

Fish is a wild card, depending on the kind and the prep.

I don’t eat bugs or babies.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:29:42pm

re: #307 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

I don’t eat bugs or babies.

My brother went through and ‘almost vegetarian’ phase. I think he was down to fish and chicken.

Then he moved to North Carolina, and lunch with coworkers sometimes meant going to BBQ joints. Pretty soon, he was eating mammals again.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:30:35pm

…but since y’all were dying to know,

1. Hamburger Helper
2. Shake and Bake Chicken
3. Shake and Bake Pork
4. Spaghetti and Ragu
5. start over at 1

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:31:02pm

re: #303 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Squid (and presumably octopus) is one of those things you cook for a minute or an hour. Anywhere in between, it’s just too rubbery.

A Greek place I used to live near had a great dish that was stuffed baby squid in a tomato sauce, cooked like a lasagna—long enough to tenderize. Well, the tentacles were still a little chewy….

I’ve had bad octopus and good squid. In the squid’s case, it was also a Greek place. Athens, to be specific. Anything is probably good washed down with Retsina.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:31:25pm

Domesticating the chicken is mankind’s greatest food achievement, thank you very much.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:32:14pm

re: #294 Stanley Sea

I love grilled octopus. Have to go out to nicer restaurant to get it tho.

This was a joint down in Tulum Mexico. It was our ‘off day’ from diving, went down to see the ruins. I saw it on the menu and said “what the hell, why not?’ That and the tacos we got from a little taqueria were some of the best eats on the trip. The taqueria had probably 20 - 30 stone crocks with all kinds of meats with different sauces and preparations. just a scoop on a flour tortilla, some cheese and veggies and pico, and we were good.

RBS

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:34:42pm

re: #310 wrenchwench

I’ve had bad octopus and good squid. In the squid’s case, it was also a Greek place. Athens, to be specific. Anything is probably good washed down with Retsina.

Best squid in the world? Along the South China Sea coast of Viet Nam, they fish for squid at night, bring them ashore at dawn, dry in the sun all day and eat them that night. Melt in your mouth exquisite with a glass of cold beer.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:35:08pm

somebody took me to a great italian restaurant once and insisted i get the baby octopus. when it came i was looking at a whole little baby octopus looking so cute and vulnerable in its little dish that i almost cried

then i ate it

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:35:39pm

re: #300 Blind Frog Belly White

“You’re in New Mexico? You must know my brother, he lives in Carlsbad…..”

That’s gotta be better than, “Do they pay you in Pesos?” or “Do you need a passport to visit the US?”

There’s a New Mexico?

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:36:07pm

re: #306 Blind Frog Belly White

Ever notice how often threads turn into food threads?

Better than continuing to talk politics

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:37:18pm

re: #307 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

I don’t eat bugs or babies.

Steve Martin:

Steve: “What kind animals you got steaks off of?”

Waiter: “Well…cows….”

Steve: “Bossy with the sad brown eyes? What else you got?”

Waiter: “Uh…lamb….”

Steve: “What? The cute little fuzzy guys? No way for me! Bring me a pig on a stick! And for the lady, anything you got on the menu under a dollar and a half.”

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:37:23pm

re: #308 Blind Frog Belly White

My brother went through and ‘almost vegetarian’ phase. I think he was down to fish and chicken.

Then he moved to North Carolina, and lunch with coworkers sometimes meant going to BBQ joints. Pretty soon, he was eating mammals again.

Somebody told Mr. w that they don’t eat anything with a face. So Mr. w described a flower as being a plant’s face. Then he talked about the little tomatoes being torn away from their mothers. He stopped before he got to his Vegetarian Stew (all beef, because they’re vegetarians).

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:37:53pm

Trying to figure out why I am so tired, I looked at Fitbit’s sleep graph.

It thinks I got three hours and twelve minutes of sleep last night. Sigh. Guess that does explain a few things? (And then the 7.5 miles split between walking and running…)

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:38:34pm

re: #303 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Squid (and presumably octopus) is one of those things you cook for a minute or an hour. Anywhere in between, it’s just too rubbery.

A Greek place I used to live near had a great dish that was stuffed baby squid in a tomato sauce, cooked like a lasagna—long enough to tenderize. Well, the tentacles were still a little chewy….

I have some extended family in Greece, I remember going to the waterfront for dinner, and they would bring out a huge bowl of deep fried baby squid, the size of popcorns. NUM NUM

RBS

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:39:59pm

re: #308 Blind Frog Belly White

My brother went through and ‘almost vegetarian’ phase. I think he was down to fish and chicken.

I would rather eat small amounts of high quality meatstuffs than large amounts of cheap quality. So we have meat 2-3 times a week, off the grill in the warm months, otherwise as taco filling, part of a stir fry or a meat sauce.

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:40:05pm

re: #313 William Lewis

Best squid in the world? Along the South China Sea coast of Viet Nam, they fish for squid at night, bring them ashore at dawn, dry in the sun all day and eat them that night. Melt in your mouth exquisite with a glass of cold beer.

When we went to the beach the first time after moving to California (from WI), there were people picking up the sea urchins, cracking them on a rock, and slurping them down on the spot. We’d been told how weird California is!

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:40:20pm

re: #314 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

somebody took me to a great italian restaurant once and insisted i get the baby octopus. when it came i was looking at a whole little baby octopus looking so cute and vulnerable in its little dish that i almost cried

then i ate it

Better response than this, I suppose:

Instagram

Girl to friend. 🍂🍗
Overheard by @rkmartin 📥
#throwback #conflictedcarnivore #overheardla

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:43:45pm

re: #313 William Lewis

Best squid in the world? Along the South China Sea coast of Viet Nam, they fish for squid at night, bring them ashore at dawn, dry in the sun all day and eat them that night. Melt in your mouth exquisite with a glass of cold beer.

In Korea, sticks of dried salted squid legs took the place of beer nuts in some bars.

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Nojay UK  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:44:44pm

re: #318 wrenchwench

He stopped before he got to his Vegetarian Stew (all beef, because they’re vegetarians).

An old acquaintance used to say “Vegetables are what food eats.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:46:39pm

hahahahahaaaaa

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:47:47pm

Back on politics, the DumpTrump movement is trying to get a “Conscience Clause” into the convention, where delegates who were morally opposed to Trump could be unbound and vote their conscience rather than for Trump. Of course, it’s being opposed by the Trump forces.

But I thought that the GOP WANTED people to be able to obey their conscience, isn’t that the whole reason that they supported bakers not making a cake for a same sex wedding, and a county clerk not issuing marriage licenses?

snark tag optional, but not required.

RBS

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:51:32pm

re: #324 Decatur Deb

In Korea, sticks of dried salted squid legs took the place of beer nuts in some bars.

Vietnam was also the place I first found soy beans, like salt peanuts, in a bowl as a bar snack. I like the squid leg idea too.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:52:33pm

re: #328 William Lewis

Vietnam was also the place I first found soy beans, like salt peanuts, in a bowl as a bar snack. I like the squid leg idea too.

Anything to get the OB down.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:52:48pm

re: #326 Backwoods_Sleuth

Country first!

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:53:31pm

All this talk about food has me starving like Marvin, so I’m outta here to put something good down my throat.

Catch you later.

RBS

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plansbandc  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:55:17pm

1. Chicken
2. Turkey
3. Shrimp
4. Many different saltwater fishies
5. Pork

Was a ovo lacto veg for many many years, this is a relatively new adaptation. :D

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 3:55:53pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:03:18pm

re: #295 jaunte

Sterling did not have a weapon in his hand when Officer Howie Lake shouted “gun!” and Officer Blane Salamoni fired six shots into his chest.

I get the feeling that when Lake found the gun in Sterling’s pocket and, shouted “Gun!” , Salamoni interpreted it as the suspect had pulled a gun, even though it made no sense in the context, and fired without engaging his brain. It doesn’t take ill-will to kill someone, though the ill-will of racism may be a factor here, but just the combination of incompetence and a gun. I’ve met some very stupid cops.

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plansbandc  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:04:13pm

The fake Uncle Tom posts that prove without a doubt that racism doesn’t exist are just polluting R social media.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:05:00pm

You know, in my day, we didn’t have to do all this walking around shit to catch Pokemon.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:07:37pm

re: #334 No Country For Old Haters

just the combination of incompetence and a gun. I’ve met some very stupid cops.

Hanlon’s Razor - Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice.

The corollary in this case is that the coverup is always worse than the crime.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:10:15pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

It is. I admit, as a 37-year-old who enjoyed the Pokemon show and Nintendo games a few years back, that I caved to peer pressure and installed it today. I’ve caught 5 so far, and you don’t have to go very far to “catch” them. It’s kind of fun but not something that’s going to consume my life. I’ve heard people’s kids are getting obsessive though.

A co-worker my age, who is into vintage gaming, was outside a lot this weekend with her fiancee and she said that because public monuments and structures are often Pokemon hotspots, there were a lot of people out around the cemetery and in parks in her town.

I predicted to co-workers that we’ll be hearing about the first walked-into-traffic deaths very soon. Social games that interface with the live world always come with good and bad effects; some people will go outside and have fun adventures, others will find dead bodies, get robbed, and get run over.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:11:22pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:12:45pm

re: #336 Timothy Watson

You know, in my day, we didn’t have to do all this walking around shit to catch Pokemon.

It’s useful to realize that we will have PG fatalities, as people walk out in front of semis. That’s because, with a base of 350 million people, everything causes fatalities. Has bearing on fireworks, etc.

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TedStriker  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:12:52pm

re: #339 goddamnedfrank

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That’s funny, I don’t care who you are!

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:13:21pm

re: #338 Pawn of the Oppressor

The big problem I have with it (have it and find it fun enough to keep it but…) is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to walk up to another trainer and battle. If they build in a mechanism so I can fight joe snuffy and train up my Turtwig? Then my wallet will open like a waterfall.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:15:13pm

re: #336 Timothy Watson

You know, in my day, we didn’t have to do all this walking around shit to catch Pokemon.

see, this is what comes from being officially an old person: if i caught a case of this pokemon thing, i wouldn’t know what the symptoms are

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:15:32pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:15:55pm

re: #301 Reality Based Steve

I dunno.

Judge Dredd would find Trump, when he dug into nutbag’s business dealings, just as guilty as anyone else.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:17:00pm
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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:17:49pm

re: #345 Romantic Heretic

I dunno.

Judge Dredd would find Trump, when he dug into nutbag’s business dealings, just as guilty as anyone else.

I only read a few bits of Judge Dredd (was much more into X-Men & Cerebus during peak comic buying) - did he ever find anyone innocent?

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:19:31pm

What did they do to piss you off trump?

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wrenchwench  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:21:03pm

An Albuquerque photojournalist has reached a $50,000 settlement with the state years after a state police officer pulled him over while searching for a motorist suspected of wielding a firearm along a New Mexico freeway.

[…]

Pierre-Louis - who is 6-foot-2, African-American and now in his 50s - was pulled over and ordered to kneel while handcuffed on the pavement.

The suspect who had allegedly pointed a gun at another man was later described by the victim as a 5-foot-2 Hispanic man in his 20s

5’ 2”, 6’ 2”—he was only off by one.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:21:24pm

RIP

Democratic National Committee staffer fatally shot in Washington

Authorities have identified the victim as 27-year-old Seth Rich, the DNC’s director of voter expansion.
Police said they heard gunshots about 4:20 a.m., then found Rich shot several times but still conscious and breathing. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

Freepers show their asses usual sensitivity:

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:24:49pm

re: #347 William Lewis

I only read a few bits of Judge Dredd (was much more into X-Men & Cerebus during peak comic buying) - did he ever find anyone innocent?

Not that I can recall.

He did, however, sentence a man who’d lost his job to a robot to hard labor. This person had gone mad sniper.

The perp was glad to be working again. Dredd thought, “We’re not supposed to care but sometimes you can’t help but be touched.”

It helps if you look at Dredd as satire rather than speculative fiction.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:25:17pm

re: #346 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It seems the proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution was just endorsed by GOP platform subcommittee en.wikipedia.org

Dream campaign: Three comedians of Jon Stewart/Samantha Bee quality block two hours of Comedy Central and do a dramatic reading of the unmolested GOP platform.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:29:09pm

re: #326 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahaaaaa

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Newt has a movie coming out?

So it’s true. 3 Wives and a Funeral - the Newt Gingrich Story is real!

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:29:31pm

re: #351 Romantic Heretic

Not that I can recall.

He did, however, sentence a man who’d lost his job to a robot to hard labor. This person had gone mad sniper.

The perp was glad to be working again. Dread thought, “We’re not supposed to care but sometimes you can’t help but be touched.”

It helps if you look at Dredd as satire rather than speculative fiction.

Yeah, I realize that (see Cerebus O_o even before the writer went deep end) but it still just never worked for me. I always like the more American take on the idea of Robocop.

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Lidane  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:30:47pm

Focused on the pressing issues of the day:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:31:54pm

re: #355 Lidane

Focused on the pressing issues of the day:

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O_o

Kinda funny, given their standard bearer. Except I’m pretty sure it was his fault both times.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:33:24pm

re: #348 Stanley Sea

What did they do to piss you off trump?

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So how do you “take back” a contribution you made two years earlier?

Now I know the secret of being rich. Just make sure you have enough money to pay the lawyers, and everything else falls into place.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:33:38pm

re: #355 Lidane

Focused on the pressing issues of the day:
GOP platform amendment also calls for an end to No Fault Divorce
6:08 PM - 11 Jul 2016

Just another ploy to sell more guns and ammo.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:33:44pm

re: #228 Blind Frog Belly White

The Older Boy turns to me while I’m driving us to Five Guys to pick up dinner and says, “Father, there’s a rat on your shoulder!”

My 12 yo, who has boxes of pokemon cards, said today “I hate it that Pokemon Go has gone mainstream.” I think he and his friends feel that suddenly there are dilettantes everywhere.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:34:56pm

re: #357 Skip Intro

So how do you “take back” a contribution you made two years earlier?

Now I know the secret of being rich. Just make sure you have enough money to pay the lawyers, and everything else falls into place.

@Fahrenthold is one to follow. By October he’ll probably have trump for money laundering.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:35:27pm

re: #355 Lidane

No way Trump/Gingrich are going to accept that.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:35:45pm

re: #262 HappyWarrior

You do quit when the game’s already over though. The bottom of the 9th was California/DC.

The superdelegates could change their minds!!!1!11!!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:36:20pm

And… now I’ve just discovered that embedded Facebook posts and video seem to be working in all browsers except the one I use - Mac OS Safari. So the Facebook embed problem is specific to Safari. All other browsers still show Facebook embeds just by copying/pasting the URL.

Freaky shit goin’ on here.

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:37:20pm

re: #363 Charles Johnson

And… now I’ve just discovered that embedded Facebook posts and video seem to be working in all browsers except the one I use - Mac OS Safari. So the Facebook embed problem is specific to Safari. All other browsers still show Facebook embeds just by copying/pasting the URL.

Freaky shit goin’ on here.

That or Safari just kind of falling down on the job the way IE was so many years ago.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:37:33pm

Westboro Baptist Church recruits Jigglypuff, a Pokémon, against LGBT community on Pokémon Go

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:37:43pm

re: #346 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Section 2 of that proposed amendment:

Neither the United States nor any State shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

Now, understand that I’m about to ask this question as a lawyer, with a degree in political science that focused on constitutional law, and as someone who has more than a passing interest in constitutional law:

What in the ever loving fuck does that mean?

In constitutional law there is a standard known as “compelling governmental interest” which is pretty much the highest standard there is (typically when a law seeks to regulate a fundamental right the law must be “narrowly tailored to accomplish a compelling governmental interest”). But I have no idea what that language actually means.

Also, it should be slightly concerning that this is basically written to oppose a UN treaty signed by every country in the world and ratified by all but one (three guesses, folks, three guesses) that protect the rights of children. This terrible treaty includes language like this:

Article 3

1. In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

2. States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being, taking into account the rights and duties of his or her parents, legal guardians, or other individuals legally responsible for him or her, and, to this end, shall take all appropriate legislative and administrative measures.

3. States Parties shall ensure that the institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards established by competent authorities, particularly in the areas of safety, health, in the number and suitability of their staff, as well as competent supervision.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:37:48pm

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

My 12 yo, who has boxes of pokemon cards, said today “I hate it that Pokemon Go has gone mainstream.” I think he and his friends feel that suddenly there are dilettantes everywhere.

Nah. Tell him it was always mainstream. This is just the moment every trainer er, player realizes it. I’ve played more than a bit with my 14 year old boy and as a result this 52 year old is happy to have it on my Samsung G7.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:37:57pm

re: #342 William Lewis

Yeah you can only train in a friendly gym. A gym of the team you joined. But having anyone near me challenge me. That would drive me nuts. lol

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:38:14pm

re: #166 Nyet

Thankfully my mobile doesn’t support this game./

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In Soviet Russia cellular phone plays you!

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:38:16pm

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

Man, north central MN really seems to be the weather bulls eye this summer. Weather is oppressively muggy in the Twin Cities, but I’ve got evening sunlight coming through my windows.

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Lidane  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:38:31pm

re: #356 Blind Frog Belly White

O_o

Kinda funny, given their standard bearer. Except I’m pretty sure it was his fault both times.

What I don’t understand is why anyone would want a return to At Fault divorce. WTF.

If two people simply cannot be married any longer, isn’t it better for everyone involved to find the best, most equitable solution and go their separate ways? I have plenty of divorced friends with kids who have since remarried and they’re still friendly with their exes and work hard to co-parent their kids. They’re clearly a lot happier and folks are civil. Why would anyone want to go back to a time when you had to find fault?

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:38:56pm

I’m waiting for Trump to retweet this with his thanks.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:39:24pm

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

My 12 yo, who has boxes of pokemon cards, said today “I hate it that Pokemon Go has gone mainstream.” I think he and his friends feel that suddenly there are dilettantes everywhere.

“I like the B side of their first album, but then they went all commercial.”

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nines09  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:40:44pm

re: #365 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Westboro Baptist Church recruits Jigglypuff, a Pokémon, against LGBT community on Pokémon Go

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Ok. Is that a limp penis on his/her forehead? Does it become aroused before it strikes? Is WBC a hostile alien lifeform? Are all slugs susceptible to salt? Am I still on earth?

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:40:45pm

re: #370 stpaulbear

Man, north central MN really seems to be the weather bulls eye this summer. Weather is oppressively muggy in the Twin Cities, but I’ve got evening sunlight coming through my windows.

Looks like we’re about to get it now. If I go silent, the power to the modem probably is out. Just so I don’t get to learn first hand what ‘Mater meant by “happy as a tornado in a trailer park…” O_O

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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:41:18pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

You want weirdness? I got a new laptop and it’s got a touchscreen monitor, but when I try to click into one of the front page articles from the comments link, it just wont work. I have to first click on the article link, then click to the comments. Other than that, no issues with accessing from the new ‘puter.

It’s the oddest thing. It’s a Win10 system.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:42:02pm

re: #373 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“I like the B side of their first album, but then they went all commercial.”

Name me someone who has never done that … LOL!

(I’m reminded how I still love the A side of the first Boston LP. Three tracks of heaven…)

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KingKenrod  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:42:26pm

re: #372 Skip Intro

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I’m waiting for Trump to retweet this with his thanks.

Fox News audience considers hot-headed and obnoxious to be virtues.

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blueraven  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:42:37pm

re: #263 Kragar

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That’s not the poll he was referring to. But that one is also suspect as it looks like a sponsored poll.

It is this one. Yeah, he is winning 49 - 36 Hispanic vote. Okaaaaay

scribd.com

ETA: 538 gives JMC Enterprises a “C” grade.

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:42:43pm

re: #355 Lidane

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Timothy Watson  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:43:13pm

re: #376 lawhawk

You want weirdness? I got a new laptop and it’s got a touchscreen monitor, but when I try to click into one of the front page articles from the comments link, it just wont work. I have to first click on the article link, then click to the comments. Other than that, no issues with accessing from the new ‘puter.

It’s the oddest thing. It’s a Win10 system.

My Samsung Galaxy S5 or my Windows 8 touchscreen don’t like the comments link from the front page either.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:43:57pm

re: #378 KingKenrod

Fox News audience considers hot-headed and obnoxious to be virtues.

Those are the qualifications for male anchor on Fox.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:44:21pm

re: #364 Kryptik: Just Done With It.

That or Safari just kind of falling down on the job the way IE was so many years ago.

Nope, there hasn’t been an update for Safari; it hasn’t changed. But Facebook did change their Javascript SDK very recently. I’m pretty confident this is a Facebook issue, not a Safari issue. They broke something that only happens to affect Safari.

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:44:35pm

re: #381 Timothy Watson

My Samsung Galaxy S5 or my Windows 8 touchscreen don’t like the comments link from the front page either.

I got the same problem on both ipad and iphone. Sounds like a touchscreen problem with the direct comments link in general, rather than any specific system thing.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:44:37pm

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

My 12 yo, who has boxes of pokemon cards, said today “I hate it that Pokemon Go has gone mainstream.” I think he and his friends feel that suddenly there are dilettantes everywhere.

I’d feel sorry for him but I’ve been playing Pokemon since before he was born so…nope.

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Lidane  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:45:13pm

OUTRAGE!

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:45:41pm

re: #371 Lidane

What I don’t understand is why anyone would want a return to At Fault divorce. WTF.

If two people simply cannot be married any longer, isn’t it better for everyone involved to find the best, most equitable solution and go their separate ways? I have plenty of divorced friends with kids who have since remarried and they’re still friendly with their exes and work hard to co-parent their kids. They’re clearly a lot happier and folks are civil. Why would anyone want to go back to a time when you had to find fault?

Couple of my kids would be better off if we had “No Berserker Divorce”.

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Lidane  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:46:41pm

re: #387 Decatur Deb

Couple of my kids would be better off if we had “No Berserker Divorce”.

Imagine a Berserker Divorce if you had to find fault. o_O

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:46:46pm

re: #386 Lidane

OUTRAGE!

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Dear Speaker Ryan,

No.

Love and kisses,

DNI Clapper.

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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:46:47pm

re: #380 gocart mozart

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Have they gotten around to boiling a kid in its mother’s milk?

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:47:34pm

re: #375 William Lewis

Looks like we’re about to get it now. If I go silent, the power to the modem probably is out. Just so I don’t get to learn first hand what ‘Mater meant by “happy as a tornado in a trailer park…” O_O

The weather map for NW WI looks UGLY. I wish you luck.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:48:25pm

re: #391 stpaulbear

I presume you mean N_W_ but yeah, I’d rather not be at this party.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:48:41pm

Donald and Hobbes.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:49:52pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:50:11pm

re: #393 Skip Intro

Donald and Hobbes.

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Much that was obscure has become much more clear. Trump is a 6-year-old.

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:50:56pm

twitter.com

I was going to comment but Curt Schilling has blocked me, a lifelong Red Sox fan, I have a sad.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:51:05pm
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lawhawk  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:51:44pm

re: #371 Lidane

What I don’t understand is why anyone would want a return to At Fault divorce. WTF.

If two people simply cannot be married any longer, isn’t it better for everyone involved to find the best, most equitable solution and go their separate ways? I have plenty of divorced friends with kids who have since remarried and they’re still friendly with their exes and work hard to co-parent their kids. They’re clearly a lot happier and folks are civil. Why would anyone want to go back to a time when you had to find fault?

It’s all about power and control. No fault means either party can end a marriage without reasons, like infidelity, fraud, infertility, abandonment, etc. NY was the lone holdout on no-fault until NY adopted it in 2010.

So it figures that the party with Trump and his multiple divorces would push for a return to the bad old days. And his top VP prospect also has multiple divorces.

The GOP, whose motto is “Screw you, I got mine.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:52:32pm

re: #396 gocart mozart

twitter.com

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I was going to comment but Curt Schilling has blocked me, a lifelong Red Sox fan, I have a sad.

I’m curious on what basis Schilling determined she was guilty.

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Lidane  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:52:52pm

I would break something laughing if this happened:

Just imagine if Cheeto Jesus doesn’t use a teleprompter for his acceptance speech. That will be hilarious.

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blueraven  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:53:31pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:54:26pm

re: #363 Charles Johnson

And… now I’ve just discovered that embedded Facebook posts and video seem to be working in all browsers except the one I use - Mac OS Safari. So the Facebook embed problem is specific to Safari. All other browsers still show Facebook embeds just by copying/pasting the URL.

Freaky shit goin’ on here.

Just a guess but I’d probably start by checking Safari’s spotty HTML5 support. Facebook maybe changed one of their elements or html import handling protocols.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:54:57pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was compromised by hackers

‘OurMine’ previously hijacked the accounts of Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg.

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:55:03pm

re: #401 blueraven

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How surprising. I hope she got choked up enough after the defeat to leave the GOP.

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Jenner7  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:55:57pm

re: #400 Lidane

Oh please, please, please…don’t use one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:56:10pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:57:16pm

re: #404 stpaulbear

How surprising. I hope she got choked up enough after the defeat to leave the GOP.

Unlikely. Gay GOPers usually have their heads so far up their asses they see the world through their mouths.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:57:33pm

re: #397 Skip Intro

I actually like the third one.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:57:33pm

re: #404 stpaulbear

How surprising. I hope she got choked up enough after the defeat to leave the GOP.

I would rather a thousand new Blue Dogs than one new Republican. Neither would agree with me much but we’d all agree that this is a nation worth saving rather than destroying it as seems the only thing the GOP wants.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:57:57pm

re: #401 blueraven

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Earlier:

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:58:15pm

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

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But CNN isn’t using the right photo.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:59:39pm

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

Earlier:

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Did she get on the wrong flight or something? Where does she think she is?

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 4:59:45pm

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

That’s the wrong photo, you wankers.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:00:08pm

Guess what gang?

If you guessed that “The GOP is now satisfied that the whole issue with Clinton’s Email Server is nothing but a big nothing-burger and we should work on governing this country in accord with the wishes of the people who elected us and that we represent” then you win NOTHING and have to sit in the back of the class room while wearing the “Cone of Shame”.

If you guessed “House Republicans formally asked federal prosecutors on Monday to investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress about classified information on her private email server. - See more at: rollcall.com ” then you are absolutely correct and have earned fabulous prizes and a chance to come back for the bonus round later in the week.

RBS

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Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:01:14pm

re: #402 goddamnedfrank

Just a guess but I’d probably start by checking Safari’s spotty HTML5 support. Facebook maybe changed one of their elements or html import handling protocols.

Well, it was working fine until a few days ago, so if something changed it was on Facebook’s side. I suspect they’ll fix it eventually - I just posted a report on their Developer community page.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:01:55pm

re: #366 KGxvi

Section 2 of that proposed amendment:

Now, understand that I’m about to ask this question as a lawyer, with a degree in political science that focused on constitutional law, and as someone who has more than a passing interest in constitutional law:

What in the ever loving fuck does that mean?

In constitutional law there is a standard known as “compelling governmental interest” which is pretty much the highest standard there is (typically when a law seeks to regulate a fundamental right the law must be “narrowly tailored to accomplish a compelling governmental interest”). But I have no idea what that language actually means.

Also, it should be slightly concerning that this is basically written to oppose a UN treaty signed by every country in the world and ratified by all but one (three guesses, folks, three guesses) that protect the rights of children. This terrible treaty includes language like this:

I assume it means that they can do whatever the fuck they want to to the kid as long as they don’t kill it.

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:01:57pm

re: #392 William Lewis

I presume you mean N_W_ but yeah, I’d rather not be at this party.

Yes, NW. I fixed it. Map dyslexia.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:02:08pm

re: #414 Reality Based Steve

Please tell me federal prosecutors laughed in their face.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:02:09pm

re: #407 EPR-radar

Unlikely. Gay GOPers usually have their heads so far up their asses they see the world through their mouths.

“I’m not a single issue voter, and whether or not I and my fellow LGBT folks are human is less important to me than tax cuts for the rich, union busting, and screwing poor people.”

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:02:14pm

re: #355 Lidane

Focused on the pressing issues of the day:

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The morality police. Anything and everything biblical except for all those references to the poor. Just as Jesus wanted it.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:02:31pm

re: #401 blueraven

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Remember this is the party that LOVES Soldiers, unless they happen to be gay of course, then they boo them.

Republican Audience Boos Gay Soldier At GOP Debate (Sept 22, 2011)

RBS

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Jenner7  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:02:49pm

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

This one too…

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:03:24pm

re: #421 Reality Based Steve

“The parties are the same!”

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:03:25pm

re: #371 Lidane

What I don’t understand is why anyone would want a return to At Fault divorce. WTF.

If two people simply cannot be married any longer, isn’t it better for everyone involved to find the best, most equitable solution and go their separate ways? I have plenty of divorced friends with kids who have since remarried and they’re still friendly with their exes and work hard to co-parent their kids. They’re clearly a lot happier and folks are civil. Why would anyone want to go back to a time when you had to find fault?

Because THE BIBLE.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:05:13pm

re: #417 stpaulbear

Yes, NW. I fixed it. Map dyslexia.

Understand, I have it elsewhere but got bug crazy about having maps _right_ when in the Army and had an idiot LT drive us in to a minefield on the Czech/German border in the 80s…

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freetoken  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:05:35pm

Waiting for the GOP platform committee to bring up the cause of the celestial spheres…

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:05:44pm

re: #371 Lidane

What I don’t understand is why anyone would want a return to At Fault divorce. WTF.

If two people simply cannot be married any longer, isn’t it better for everyone involved to find the best, most equitable solution and go their separate ways? I have plenty of divorced friends with kids who have since remarried and they’re still friendly with their exes and work hard to co-parent their kids. They’re clearly a lot happier and folks are civil. Why would anyone want to go back to a time when you had to find fault?

Cuz God said so…or something. Forced birthers are also forced stay married forever, even if some guy is beating on you…make it work.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:07:44pm

re: #427 MsJ

Cuz God said so…or something. Forced birthers are also forced stay married forever, even if some guy is beating on you…make it work.

Well you know, it was probably her fault for not being appropriately submissive.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:07:49pm

why is there an electric guitar in the rnc logo?

cleveland, the birthplace of rock n roll?

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:08:33pm

re: #424 Big Beautiful Door

Because THE BIBLE.

If you ask many in the far right religious moment, most of the problems in this country started with the availability of birth control. That separated SEX from PROCREATION, and allowed women to slut it up without responsibility. That lead to women working outside the house and something something argle bargle today’s rampant immorality.

Or something like that. A lot of them really are convinced that Griswold v. Connecticut was the start of the downfall of America. /not_making_this_up

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:08:51pm

re: #429 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is there an electric guitar in the rnc logo?

cleveland, the birthplace of rock n roll?

Pat Boone is going to open with his Metal set.

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:09:17pm

re: #384 Kryptik: Just Done With It.

I got the same problem on both ipad and iphone. Sounds like a touchscreen problem with the direct comments link in general, rather than any specific system thing.

Touch comments then touch it again. If you touch comments then the last comment, it takes you to the end of the thread. This works (mostly) on my iPhone. Occasional i have to boot the device as no touch works.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:10:56pm

re: #430 Reality Based Steve

I wish someone would have asked women if we wished to be the keepers of both virtue and vice.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:11:26pm

re: #431 Decatur Deb

Pat Boone is going to open with his Metal set.

Remember, you brought this down upon yourself….

RBS

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:11:54pm

re: #431 Decatur Deb

Pat Boone is going to open with his Metal set.

I never understood why he hated Judas Priest that much…

Judas Priest-Diamonds and Rust

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:12:06pm

re: #433 InfidelOfFreedom

I wish someone would have asked women if we wished to be the keepers of both virtue and vice.

Think of it as your draft notice.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:12:52pm

re: #433 InfidelOfFreedom

I wish someone would have asked women if we wished to be the keepers of both virtue and vice.

Hey, you were the one that ate the apple and caused all of these problems. It was WOMEN who were deceived, not MEN. //////

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:13:28pm

re: #433 InfidelOfFreedom

I wish someone would have asked women if we wished to be the keepers of both virtue and vice.

When we want your opinion we’ll tell you what it is.

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:13:41pm

re: #429 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is there an electric guitar in the rnc logo?

Because they didn’t want to use an acoustic guitar?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:13:48pm
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Bass Reeves  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:14:11pm

re: #204 Nyet

Sooo…burner account?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:14:28pm

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

Earlier:

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That’s kind of like being the first openly atheist Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:15:07pm

re: #411 stpaulbear

But CNN isn’t using the right photo.

That must be their photo.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:15:19pm

re: #439 stpaulbear

Because they didn’t want to use an acoustic guitar?

[Embedded content]

Beautiful.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:15:21pm

re: #438 Skip Intro

When we want your opinion we’ll tell you what it is.

“‘Shut up’, he explained.”

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:15:39pm
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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:16:17pm

re: #439 stpaulbear

Because they didn’t want to use an acoustic guitar?

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Heh. In honor of him, this is this Socialist’s Telecaster…

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:16:25pm

re: #400 Lidane

I would break something laughing if this happened:

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Just imagine if Cheeto Jesus doesn’t use a teleprompter for his acceptance speech. That will be hilarious.

I’m hoping Elizabeth goes on a tweet binge against him during the convention. There’s no way he’d be able to control himself.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:17:34pm

re: #437 Reality Based Steve

Hey, you were the one that ate the apple and caused all of these problems. It was WOMEN who were deceived, not MEN. //////

Yeah. We were just the dumb bastards who said, “Uh, okay”.
///////

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:18:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:18:58pm

re: #447 William Lewis

Heh. In honor of him, this is this Socialist’s Telecaster…

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Weren’t no ‘tricity in Woody’s day. That’s why they had to build the Grand Coulee Dam.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:19:13pm

re: #440 FormerDirtDart

Bill O’Reilly just declared himself the expert on what MLK would and would not support. I just dont know what to say

I KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:20:00pm

re: #433 InfidelOfFreedom

I wish someone would have asked women if we wished to be the keepers of both virtue and vice.

Its your job by default because men only think with our small head.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:20:10pm

re: #449 Blind Frog Belly White

Heh this Adam fellow sounds a lot like my boyfriend… “Is it food? I’ll eat it.”

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:20:47pm

re: #440 FormerDirtDart

It gets worse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:21:52pm

re: #455 Skip Intro

It gets worse.

[Embedded content]

Well, they’d know, if anyone would! Just ask them!
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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:22:48pm

re: #428 InfidelOfFreedom

Well you know, it was probably her fault for not being appropriately submissive.

The bible says so!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:22:49pm

re: #367 William Lewis

Nah. Tell him it was always mainstream. This is just the moment every trainer er, player realizes it. I’ve played more than a bit with my 14 year old boy and as a result this 52 year old is happy to have it on my Samsung G7.

I love it! I don’t play, but I know a lot about it as I’ve spent hours and hours over the years with him reading the cards and watching the videos.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:22:56pm
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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:23:15pm

re: #455 Skip Intro

It gets worse.

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Because he was also a Republican according to them. Of course he was also a communist according to many on the right. So I’m a bit conflicted, was he a communist republican?

RBS

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:24:45pm

re: #453 Big Beautiful Door

I like how this is the usual excuse from the fundies, but we’re the “hormonal” ones.

It all makes sense once you realize the end game is always “It’s the woman’s fault.” It doesn’t matter how you get there.

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:24:50pm

re: #460 Reality Based Steve

The Hearst papers outed him as a commie, but now that he’s an icon he’s been reincarnated as a RW Republican.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:24:57pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:25:00pm

re: #460 Reality Based Steve

Because he was also a Republican according to them. Of course he was also a communist according to many on the right. So I’m a bit conflicted, was he a communist republican?

RBS

Communist while living. Republican when dead long enough to be universally venerated.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:25:25pm

re: #455 Skip Intro

It gets worse.

[Embedded content]

When Martin and I were talking in the Birmingham Jail, he said … .

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:25:32pm

re: #455 Skip Intro

It gets worse.

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yah and trump is campaigning as a racial healer yah

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:26:03pm

re: #462 Skip Intro

The Hearst papers outed him as a commie, but now that he’s an icon he’s been reincarnated as a RW Republican.

re: #464 Blind Frog Belly White

Communist while living. Republican when dead long enough to be universally venerated.

Shit. Reincarnations really sucks rocks doesn’t it?

RBS

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:26:15pm

Hmm. Is this an

Oh Cool!

or an

OH SHIT!

moment?

Just got a phone pushed “Flash flood warning” on my cell. Now, I’m way away from anywhere dangerous so far more the “cool” side. I wonder if they can push tornado warnings the same way? That might be a game changer in middle America.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:26:42pm

re: #465 Big Beautiful Door

When Martin and I were talking in the Birmingham Jail, he said … .

If BO’ was in the Birmingham jail, he was just there to groom the dogs.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:26:43pm

re: #461 InfidelOfFreedom

I like how this is the usual excuse from the fundies, but we’re the “hormonal” ones.

It all makes sense once you realize the end game is always “It’s the woman’s fault.” It doesn’t matter how you get there.

Bingo

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:27:42pm

re: #464 Blind Frog Belly White

Communist while living. Republican when dead long enough to be universally venerated.

Jesse Helms had to kick the bucket first though.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:27:56pm

re: #468 William Lewis

Hmm. Is this an

Oh Cool!

or an

OH SHIT!

moment?

Just got a phone pushed “Flash flood warning” on my cell. Now, I’m way away from anywhere dangerous so far more the “cool” side. I wonder if they can push tornado warnings the same way? That might be a game changer in middle America.

Yes they can…. and do. Generally speaking (at least on my phones in the past) even if you have it on “SILENT” mode things like a tornado warning will sound the alarm. I love it living here in Tennessee.

RBS

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teleskiguy  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:28:13pm

Well, since it’s absolutely everywhere last I checked, I’m going to post some tweets that ask the important questions.

Sorry Not Sorry.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:28:27pm

re: #461 InfidelOfFreedom

I like how this is the usual excuse from the fundies, but we’re the “hormonal” ones.

It all makes sense once you realize the end game is always “It’s the woman’s fault.” It doesn’t matter how you get there.

So, you’re saying it’s a big flow chart, but everything always ends up at the same conclusion.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:28:43pm

re: #469 Decatur Deb

If BO’ was in the Birmingham jail, he was just there to groom the dogs.

That was Mr. B. O’. Jangles.

476
GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:29:02pm

re: #468 William Lewis

Maybe there’s a big group of Squirtles coming your way.

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TedStriker  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:30:19pm

re: #463 Belafon

[Embedded content]

I somehow don’t think Chief Brown said any of that…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:32:21pm

re: #477 TedStriker

He did say “we’re hiring”.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:32:44pm

re: #474 Blind Frog Belly White

You got it!

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:35:26pm

re: #477 TedStriker

This usatoday.com contains everything but the last sentence.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:36:20pm

This has the full quote: insider.foxnews.com

“Become a part of the solution. Serve your community. Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring,” he said.

“Get out of that protest line and put an application in and we’ll put you in your neighborhood and we’ll help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:37:43pm

This contains these quotes plus the stuff from earlier about being stretched thin: dfw.cbslocal.com.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:38:03pm

re: #477 TedStriker

I somehow don’t think Chief Brown said any of that…

I watched the press conference, he said that

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:39:45pm

re: #481 Belafon

This has the full quote: insider.foxnews.com

Does the application have “that box”?

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:41:36pm

re: #483 FormerDirtDart

I watched the press conference, he said that

Cool. Because that is the only way things change.

It’s why even though I was a major peacenik in high school I joined the Army. If you want the army to represent the nation, all aspects of the nation must serve. It’s also why I believe we need to bring back a 2 year draft for everyone that is capable of more than being in a hospital 24/7. If you can do any little thing, there should be a place and a time where you can give even that little bit back.

No exemptions. College can start at 20.

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:41:58pm

re: #474 Blind Frog Belly White

So, you’re saying it’s a big flow chart, but everything always ends up at the same conclusion.

It’s built into the algorithm.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:44:03pm

re: #485 William Lewis

Cool. Because that is the only way things change.

It’s why even though I was a major peacenik in high school I joined the Army. If you want the army to represent the nation, all aspects of the nation must serve. It’s also why I believe we need to bring back a 2 year draft for everyone that is capable of more than being in a hospital 24/7. If you can do any little thing, there should be a place and a time where you can give even that little bit back.

No exemptions. College can start at 20.

Would be nice to be on one of the Death Panels.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:44:42pm

re: #486 MsJ

It’s built into the algorithm.

It’s like the opposite of the Butterfly Effect - “the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state” - such that no matter the variables, and no matter the original conditions, you always get the same answer.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:45:21pm

re: #487 Decatur Deb

Would be nice to be on one of the Death Panels.

Only if we get to vote on a case by case basis.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:46:08pm

re: #489 Blind Frog Belly White

Only if we get to vote on a case by case basis.

Twitter timelines would make that easy.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:47:11pm

re: #487 Decatur Deb

Shrug. The military gets its needs met. If there is a draft, people who know what they want to do will volunteer. Others who think they do (I wanted aviation but discovered at my physical that I am just enough color blind, not fully but enough, to prevent that.) may find something else that surprises them as tanks did me ;) The rest will find VISTA or CCC type jobs for two years and learn that being out from mom and dad’s is a good thing.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:47:17pm

re: #490 Decatur Deb

Twitter timelines would make that easy.

The Guillotine, Evremonde! The Guillotine!!

493
Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:47:20pm

re: #488 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s like the opposite of the Butterfly Effect - “the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state” - such that no matter the variables, and no matter the original conditions, you always get the same answer.

I believe they are called strange attractors, or just attractors.

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:51:02pm

re: #491 William Lewis

Shrug. The military gets its needs met. If there is a draft, people who know what they want to do will volunteer. Others who think they do (I wanted aviation but discovered at my physical that I am just enough color blind, not fully but enough, to prevent that.) may find something else that surprises them as tanks did me ;) The rest will find VISTA or CCC type jobs for two years and learn that being out from mom and dad’s is a good thing.

I’m with you. Not necessarily military service (not needed, and too many people to start with), but some type of service to the Country. Give young people a chance to live outside their usual surroundings and peers would be a good thing. Perhaps make it tie into the free / reduced tuition for College, Trade or Vocational school / training.

I see a lot of good in the idea, the devil, as always, is in the details.

RBS

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:52:30pm

re: #494 Reality Based Steve

I’m with you. Not necessarily military service (not needed, and too many people to start with), but some type of service to the Country. Give young people a chance to live outside their usual surroundings and peers would be a good thing. Perhaps make it tie into the free / reduced tuition for College, Trade or Vocational school / training.

I see a lot of good in the idea, the devil, as always, is in the details.

RBS

Imagine an all-volunteer Army and mostly-drafted local police forces.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:52:49pm

Alton Sterling Witness: Cops Took My Phone, My Surveillance Video, Locked Me Up

Abdullah Muhlafi says the Baton Rouge officer who killed a man selling CDs immediately ordered him to be detained and then stole footage of the slaying.

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The owner of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was killed last week by cops alleges in a lawsuit that police stole surveillance video from his shop, confiscated his cell phone, and locked him inside a car for the next four hours.

Abdullah Muhlafi, proprietor of the Triple S Mart, saw police confront and kill Sterling who was selling CDs with his permission in the front parking lot last Tuesday night. Muhlafi recorded part of the incident in footage he gave The Daily Beast last week that shows Sterling did not have a weapon in his hand when Officer Howie Lake shouted “gun!” and Officer Blane Salamoni fired six shots into his chest.

Muflahi claims in a lawsuit filed Monday in Baton Rouge district court that after Salamoni killed Sterling, he immediately told responding officers Lt. Robert Cook and Officer Timothy Ballard to confiscate the “entire store security system” and detain him.

“I told them I would like to be in the store when [they took it],” Muflahi told The Daily Beast, adding that he also demanded they get a warrant for the seizure of his private property.

Officers didn’t even file an application for a search warrant, The Daily Beast found last week. Nor did Muflahi sign a “Voluntary Consent to Search Form” with the Baton Rouge police.

After taking away Muhlafi’s cellphone — and the damning video on it — Lt. Robert Cook and Officer Timothy Ballard locked the him in the back of a police car for the next four hours, the lawsuit claims. The only time Muhlafi was let out was when he had to use the restroom.

“The officers would not allow Mr. Muflahi to use the restroom inside of his business establishment and he was escorted to the side of his building and forced to relieve himself right there within arm distance of a BPRD officer and in full view of the public,” the lawsuit states.

During the four hours inside a cop car and another two hours at police headquarters, Muhlafi was allegedly prevented from making a phone call to his family or an attorney.

Muhlafi is suing Salamoni, Lake, Cook, and Ballard as well as the City of Baton Rouge and police chief Carl Dabadi. The lawsuit seeks damages for “false arrest, false imprisonment, the illegal taking and seizing of his security system, illegally commandeering his business,” attorney Joel Porter told The Daily Beast on Monday.

Hours after Muflahi’s lawsuit was filed, it was revealed that police had filed the search warrant and the affidavit with a court clerk on Monday morning—six days after Sterling was killed.

The warrant suggests that Cook waited five hours after he began his investigation at the Triple S Mart before applying for a warrant to search for the video. Cook submitted an affidavit to Commissioner Quintillis Lawrence at 5:23 a.m. and Lawrence authorized the warrant that very same minute, court papers show. At 5:50 a.m. Cook began his search and finished by 7 a.m., according to the warrant’s return.

“The timeline definitely doesn’t add up,” Porter told The Daily Beast.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:54:15pm

WUT

498
William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:54:42pm

re: #494 Reality Based Steve

the devil, as always, is in the details.

Yep. I know. But if you look the money the school districts (for just one example) would save on aides, janitors, library assistants, kitchen help, etc the cost of that GI Bill would be almost non-existent unlike the cost of Bernies “free” college.

499
Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:55:18pm

re: #497 The Vicious Babushka

WUT

[Embedded content]

Pro Tip: If the name includes “Oreos” it’s junk food.

RBS

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Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:55:57pm

re: #497 The Vicious Babushka

WUT

[Embedded content]

They’ll decide after they see which companies donate the most money to them.

501
The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:56:03pm

re: #499 Reality Based Steve

Pro Tip: If the name includes “Oreos” it’s junk food.

RBS

NO WAY

502
Kragar  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:56:28pm
503
GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:56:41pm

re: #496 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So. When do we demand that crooked cops obey the law?!

504
Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:56:51pm

re: #497 The Vicious Babushka

WUT

[Embedded content]

Government so small it will make all your food buying decisions for you./

505
Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:56:54pm

Damn! Fox just got this.

Hillary’s screwed.

Klintonerdämmerung

506
The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:57:07pm

I make a killer cheesecake with oreo crust. I make it like every leap year.

507
Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:57:48pm

re: #498 William Lewis

Yep. I know. But if you look the money the school districts (for just one example) would save on aides, janitors, library assistants, kitchen help, etc the cost of that GI Bill would be almost non-existent unlike the cost of Bernies “free” college.

Except for the unemployment benefits for the aides, janitors, library assistants, kitchen help, etc you plan on firing.

508
FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:59:13pm

Yes, Trump won’t need Flynn on the ticket because, according to Trump, his own military credentials “will be one of my strong suits”
Oh GFYS

509
Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:59:28pm

re: #507 Big Beautiful Door

Except for the unemployment benefits for the aides, janitors, library assistants, kitchen help, etc you plan on firing.

There is no shortage of work that needs to be done in this country, only a shortage of will to fund it.

510
Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 11, 2016 • 5:59:52pm

re: #502 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Wait - wasn’t that “The America I Grew Up In”?

511
Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:01:33pm

I have to admit the line “Nobody with half a brain believes that Mrs. Clinton had 50,000 yoga routine emails. If she were doing that much yoga she wouldn’t need to wear pantsuits” made me laugh.

RBS

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:02:29pm

re: #505 Skip Intro

Damn! Fox just got this.

Hillary’s screwed.

[Embedded content]

Video

OK, I have to admit, that’s pretty damn funny.

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:03:33pm

re: #509 Decatur Deb

There is no shortage of work that needs to be done in this country, only a shortage of will to fund it.

This. Fill the holes. Not firing anyone.

I remember too many of my son’s classrooms that needed much more help. This way they could have it.

I remember all the beautiful stone work done in our parks by the CCC. Why would it be bad for us to do that again?

514
A Cranky One  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:05:11pm

re: #486 MsJ

It’s built into the algorithm.

So I can blame a woman for writing the algorithm?

/*just in case it’s not obvious

515
Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:05:25pm

re: #508 FormerDirtDart

Yes, Trump won’t need Flynn on the ticket because, according to Trump, his own military credentials “will be one of my strong suits”
Oh GFYS

[Embedded content]

That’s right. He attended a military high school or something like that didn’t he. That’s exactly the same as spending 30 years in the Military studying the “Art and Science of War” and rising to the rank of Flag Officer.

Hell, I played a LOT of Monopoly as a kid. I guess that makes me qualified to run my own “Real Estate University” in that case.

RBS

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:06:16pm

re: #505 Skip Intro

Damn! Fox just got this.

Hillary’s screwed.

re: #512 Big Beautiful Door

OK, I have to admit, that’s pretty damn funny.

Yeah, that’s not gonna help Trump

Way to long for his base…
And, subtitles? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssse

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A Cranky One  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:07:46pm

re: #499 Reality Based Steve

Pro Tip: If the name includes “Oreos” it’s junk food.

RBS

According to Trump, we should all (especially Chris Christie) stop eating Oreos. Problem solved.

518
stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:09:14pm

re: #468 William Lewis

Hmm. Is this an

Oh Cool!

or an

OH SHIT!

moment?

Just got a phone pushed “Flash flood warning” on my cell. Now, I’m way away from anywhere dangerous so far more the “cool” side. I wonder if they can push tornado warnings the same way? That might be a game changer in middle America.

I got one of those flash flood warning on my phone last week. Total surprise.

519
FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:09:43pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:10:19pm

So in 35 years we’ve gone from “Ketchup is a vegetable” to the GOP banning junk food—for teh p00rz.

521
Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:10:28pm

re: #513 William Lewis

This. Fill the holes. Not firing anyone.

I remember too many of my son’s classrooms that needed much more help. This way they could have it.

I remember all the beautiful stone work done in our parks by the CCC. Why would it be bad for us to do that again?

When I did a solo bike tour around Kentucky I camped out at the various state parks and Mammoth Cave National Park. The oldest cabins (very basic, simple bath with running water and electricity) were all built by CCC. No A/C, but very nice and sturdy.

522
FormerDirtDart  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:10:47pm
523
Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:10:53pm

re: #516 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, that’s not gonna help Trump

Way to long for his base…
And, subtitles? Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssse

Well, I’ve been holding this one back. Go ahead and scream. I CAN’T HEAR YOU.

Hitler finds out that Hillary Clinton was using his email server.

524
Jay C  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:11:23pm

re: #510 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - wasn’t that “The America I Grew Up In”?

Yeah, me too: but then again, it was the “Eisenhower Era”, and everybody knows Ike was hopelessly duped by the commies, so all that “social” stuff should just be ignored….

/wingnut

525
Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:11:47pm

Ooohhhkay.

I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing Facebook embeds to fail in Safari ALL FREAKING DAY. Trying everything, and I mean everything.

I will now officially stop trying for the day. Before I trash my office and run screaming through the streets and end up in jail like Michael Strickland.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:13:16pm

re: #513 William Lewis

This. Fill the holes. Not firing anyone.

I remember too many of my son’s classrooms that needed much more help. This way they could have it.

I remember all the beautiful stone work done in our parks by the CCC. Why would it be bad for us to do that again?

Just the impact of rising numbers of single parents and two-income families has created a critical market for quality affordable child care. Training and managing a system like the Army CDC would simultaneously free up the workforce and create a lot of family-friendly jobs.

myarmyonesource.com

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:13:28pm

re: #525 Charles Johnson

Ooohhhkay.

I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing Facebook embeds to fail in Safari ALL FREAKING DAY. Trying everything, and I mean everything.

I will now officially stop trying for the day. Before I trash my office and run screaming through the streets and end up in jail like Michael Strickland.

We recommend you have a large plate of Oreos.

RBS

528
Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:13:39pm

re: #525 Charles Johnson

Ooohhhkay.

I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing Facebook embeds to fail in Safari ALL FREAKING DAY. Trying everything, and I mean everything.

I will now officially stop trying for the day. Before I trash my office and run screaming through the streets and end up in jail like Michael Strickland.

Chase some pokemons instead. Just don’t walk out in the street in front of traffic.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:15:23pm

re: #528 Big Beautiful Door

That is one thing Niantic needs to fix.

It spawns Pokemon in the middle of the street.

530
Charles Johnson  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:15:24pm
531
Bass Reeves  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:16:17pm

So, about that ‘get out of the protest line and get an application’, most departments won’t hire an applicant with a criminal record. So you couple that with an overpolicing of minority neighborhoods, it means the people who would want to join can’t. DPD also requires at least 45 hours of college for 21 year olds, or 3 years of military experience.

That’s why this won’t get better without an overhaul. The system is set up to keep the members of the community from really being able to take a strong hand in the policing of their community, and then when they work other means (Black Panthers), they become Public Enemies.

532
Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:17:26pm

re: #531 Bass Reeves

So, about that ‘get out of the protest line and get an application’, most departments won’t hire an applicant with a criminal record. So you couple that with an overpolicing of minority neighborhoods, it means the people who would want to join can’t. DPD also requires at least 45 hours of college for 21 year olds, or 3 years of military experience.

That’s why this won’t get better without an overhaul. The system is set up to keep the members of the community from really being able to take a strong hand in the policing of their community, and then when they work other means (Black Panthers), they become Public Enemies.

Yes, the number of blacks with a criminal record is higher than whites, but it’s not 100%.

533
Skip Intro  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:17:58pm

re: #530 Charles Johnson

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

534
Decatur Deb  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:18:54pm

re: #533 Skip Intro

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

That would require a nation-wide fleet of Ark replicas…

535
VegasGolfer  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:19:03pm

Unfiltered cigarettes are safe

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Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:19:21pm

re: #533 Skip Intro

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

Because that would be tacitly acknowledging climate change.

RBS

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:19:26pm

re: #533 Skip Intro

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

They’ve made it illegal to plan for it—in Florida—same diff.

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Bass Reeves  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:21:13pm

re: #532 Belafon

I’m not saying it is, I’m saying the minority population that both meets the requirements and is willing to deal the stress in the most disrupted communities is minuscule, and just saying ‘we’re hiring’ kind of ignores that. I know the Dallas Chief actually has a good idea of the situation based on his own background, but think about it. Right now Deray probably couldn’t get a job as a cop.

539
Reality Based Steve  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:21:31pm

re: #535 VegasGolfer

Unfiltered cigarettes are safe

Lead is a mineral just like calcium. It’s good for you to drink it.

RBS

540
Jay C  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:22:28pm

re: #533 Skip Intro

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

“Mr. Priebus? King Canute on line 2….”

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Kilroy01  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:23:24pm

re: #523 Skip Intro

So they have even parodied this scene from downfall.
I’ll let you guess who the parody of the character is.

NOT WORK SAFE

Iron Sky - Downfall Parody Scene

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A Cranky One  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:24:05pm

re: #525 Charles Johnson

Ooohhhkay.

I’ve been trying to figure out what’s causing Facebook embeds to fail in Safari ALL FREAKING DAY. Trying everything, and I mean everything.

I will now officially stop trying for the day. Before I trash my office and run screaming through the streets and end up in jail like Michael Strickland.

My subconscious is smarter than I am. I learned a long time ago that when fighting a problem like that, the best way to solve the problem is to do/think about something else. The answer or new approaches tend to pop into my head after my subconscious has chewed on the issue for a while.

At least that’s what I tell my boss when folks notice I’m reading LGF. ;-)

(edit to fix typo)

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:24:29pm

As I sit here sipping too much rum (wonderful aged rum from the Dominican Republic brought back by my father) and blathering all my usual blather, I’ve got Youtube on and I’m wandering through various odds and ends of music videos.

This was fun - no video content but it was fun to hear a guitar version, rather than the original synth version, of “I Ran” as done by Bowling For Soup.

Bowling For soup - I Ran (So Far Away)

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VegasGolfer  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:24:35pm

Im reinstalling popcorn ceilings

545
Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:26:29pm

re: #535 VegasGolfer

Unfiltered cigarettes are safe

Leaded paint adds minerals to your kids’ diet.

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stpaulbear  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:26:55pm

re: #533 Skip Intro

I’m a little surprised they didn’t make it illegal for the seas to rise.

Didn’t one state make it illegal to mention global warming? Was that a Rick Scott policy for state employees? I’ll go search but does someone remember what I’m talking about?

547
teleskiguy  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:28:05pm

re: #535 VegasGolfer

Unfiltered cigarettes are safe

548
Timothy Watson  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:28:10pm

re: #519 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

In your head, you know he might [use nukes].

Applies to both Goldwater and Trump.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:28:44pm

re: #519 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

“In your guts, you know he’s nuts.”

To be fair, Goldwater always supported abortion rights and Planned Parenthood’s top political award is still named for him. In his later years, he also championed gay rights, especially the right of gays to serve in the military. Needless to say, he is buried deeply in the current GOP’s RINO vault.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:29:10pm

re: #538 Bass Reeves

I’m not saying it is, I’m saying the minority population that both meets the requirements and is willing to deal the stress in the most disrupted communities is minuscule, and just saying ‘we’re hiring’ kind of ignores that. I know the Dallas Chief actually has a good idea of the situation based on his own background, but think about it. Right now Deray probably couldn’t get a job as a cop.

I think is the point the Chief is trying to make is that you have to put up with that stress to change things. Does DeRay really need to get arrested everywhere he goes? No. But he does that to change things.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:29:37pm

Meanwhile, across the river from the Ark Park:

Moonwalker Neil Armstrong to be Featured on Mural in Downtown Cincinnati

Design concept of ArtWorks’ “Armstrong” mural by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra. The public art project, which depicts the first man to walk on the moon, will be painted in Cincinnati. Credit: ArtWorks Cincinnati
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:30:30pm

re: #546 stpaulbear

Didn’t one state make it illegal to mention global warming? Was that a Rick Scott policy for state employees? I’ll go search but does someone remember what I’m talking about?

Yes, legislators thought it was hilarious when they kept asking Scott’s officials about global warming knowing they couldn’t use those words.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:31:48pm

re: #524 Jay C

Yeah, me too: but then again, it was the “Eisenhower Era”, and everybody knows Ike was hopelessly duped by the commies, so all that “social” stuff should just be ignored….

/wingnut

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William Lewis  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:32:37pm

Speaking of music, there is a new Garbage LP out. “Strange Little Birds”

Good NPR article here:

npr.org

and the first video here:

Garbage - Empty

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Stanley Sea  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:33:38pm

re: #550 Belafon

That was Deray’s first arrest.

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Bass Reeves  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:39:19pm

re: #550 Belafon

I think you’re slightly missing my point. It’s not a question of the community unwilling to make sacrifices, it’s an application system designed to weed out those most willing to do the job w/o sacrificing. The way to keep minorities from becoming LEO is to criminalize being a minority, then say you have to have a squeaky clean record to become a LEO.

I absolutely get not every black person has a criminal record, I happen to be one of them.

**Edit** I mean, TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS can keep you from becoming a cop, and we see how municipalities handle minorities and traffic violations, right?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 11, 2016 • 6:45:24pm

re: #520 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So in 35 years we’ve gone from “Ketchup is a vegetable” to the GOP banning junk food—for teh p00rz.

Except in school lunchrooms, because their kids demand it.

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makeitstop  Jul 11, 2016 • 7:03:39pm

re: #554 William Lewis

Speaking of music, there is a new Garbage LP out. “Strange Little Birds”

Good NPR article here:

npr.org

and the first video here:

[Embedded content]

Video

That’s fucking excellent. Shirl sounds great, as does the band.

Nobody does that prickly-sweet pop like Garbage.


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