CNN’s Trump Shill Corey Lewandowski Is Still Being Paid by Donald Trump

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CNN has increasingly turned into the network that helps the Trump campaign more than any other, frequently putting Trump’s surrogates and apologist on air and letting them get away with the most outrageous lies and excuses for Trump’s behavior. Recently CNN came in for much criticism when they immediately hired Trump’s thuggish former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (reportedly for a five-figure salary).

Now it’s coming out that Lewandowski is actually still being paid by Donald Trump, even while he takes a salary from CNN.

Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is still being paid by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s campaign while simultaneously drawing a salary as a CNN contributor to discuss the candidate on-air, according to the network.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and host Don Lemon noted that Lewandowski is “still receiving severance from the Trump campaign” while introducing him in July 11 and July 12 segments.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:03:21pm

Keep fucking that horse-race chicken, guys. Anything for ad revenue.

A pox on all their houses.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:05:22pm

Keeping him quiet about Hope.

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Lidane  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:05:55pm
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jaunte  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:09:39pm

July 5:
CNN’s Lewandowski: Media Firestorm Over Trump’s “Star Of David” Tweet Is “Egregious”

Video

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:09:56pm

Meanwhile, in Pakistan

Posters calling on Pakistan’s powerful army chief to impose martial law are mysteriously popping up across the country, raising eyebrows in the notoriously coup-prone and nuclear-armed nation.

“Talking about leaving is outdated, for God’s sake just come [take over] now!” declared the posters reported to be appearing in major cities including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Quetta and Karachi.

The banners were first seen on on Monday. They feature the mustachioed face of popular Gen. Raheel Sharif, who is set to step down in November after three years as army chief.

According to the posters, the campaign is sponsored by Move On Pakistan, a political party.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:09:59pm

What is this CNN you speak of? I gave up on that train wreck back in 1991.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:10:13pm

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

Date: July 12, 2016

Dear Friend,

There’s no way to sugar-coat this: I’m mad as hell — and I know you are, too.

Moments ago, the Republican Party passed the most anti-LGBT Platform in the Party’s 162-year history.

Opposition to marriage equality, nonsense about bathrooms, an endorsement of the debunked psychological practice of “pray the gay away” — it’s all in there.

This isn’t my GOP, and I know it’s not yours either. Heck, it’s not even Donald Trump’s! When given a chance to follow the lead of our presumptive presidential nominee and reach out to the LGBT community in the wake of the awful terrorist massacre in Orlando on the gay nightclub Pulse, the Platform Committee said NO.

BUT…now is not the time to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. Log Cabin Republicans has been officially credentialed for the Republican National Convention, and when it convenes in Cleveland in a mere 6 days’ time I want to be able to take a stand, but we’re going to need your support to do it.

Cleveland is rightly making the most of their time in the spotlight, and prices for advertising in area news outlets are sky-high.

That’s why I’m writing to ask for your help.

Please give today and give generously — $500, $250, $100, or whatever you can give would go a long way to ensuring we don’t go quietly into the night.

Take back the Platform. Take back the Party. Stand up today and let the folks on the Platform Committee who paved the way to this foolishness know you’re not going down without a fight!

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:11:20pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

Aw, that’s cute, they still think the party gives a fuck what they think. How adorable.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:12:19pm

Trump can pay Lewandowski with the money he takes from the sued staffer , and still pocket a couple million. The man is brilliant.

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jaunte  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:13:32pm

Watch Lewandowski’s response to the Star of David questions and notice how much of his answer is meaningless filler about the character and family of Trump’s social media director.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:14:44pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

I’m not gay so maybe it’s not my place to say this but what the fuck were they thinking being in a party that panders to anti-gay fanatics in the first place? I don’t care what their positions on taxes or the other issues are. The GOP is fanatically anti-gay and has been for a very long time now.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:14:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:15:19pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Aw, that’s cute, they still think the party gives a fuck what they think. How adorable.

I’m old enough to remember that after Orlando that the Republicans pretended to be a “pro gay” party for a while. Oh those were the days. //

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calochortus  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:16:10pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just re-register as Dems?

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:02pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

I’m not gay so maybe it’s not my place to say this but what the fuck were they thinking being in a party that panders to anti-gay fanatics in the first place? I don’t care what their positions on taxes or the other issues are. The GOP is fanatically anti-gay and has been for a very long time now.

Short answer? Denial. Longer answer? They’ve spent decades telling themselves that they could overlook the party’s views on their very existence because they could accept its views on fiscal policy or foreign policy. In other words, so long as the party was for tax cuts or blowing up foreigners, they were cool with the gay bashing. And really, it looks as though they’re still okay with it, as they’re not leaving the party. They really do seem to think that if they scream loud enough, they’ll get taken seriously. If it wasn’t so delusional, it might almost be commendable.

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Lidane  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:04pm

Not The Onion:

*facepalm*

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:31pm

re: #15 Targetpractice

Short answer? Denial. Longer answer? They’ve spent decades telling themselves that they could overlook the party’s views on their very existence because they could accept its views on fiscal policy or foreign policy. In other words, so long as the party was for tax cuts or blowing up foreigners, they were cool with the gay bashing. And really, it looks as though they’re still okay with it, as they’re not leaving the party. They really do seem to think that if they scream loud enough, they’ll get taken seriously. If it wasn’t so delusional, it might almost be commendable.

Right.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:31pm

re: #14 calochortus

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just re-register as Dems?

Being gay doesn’t make you smart.

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jonhendry  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:34pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

I’m not gay so maybe it’s not my place to say this but what the fuck were they thinking being in a party that panders to anti-gay fanatics in the first place?

They were probably thinking “Aw yiss we can use our own party’s nutjobs for fundraising

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:17:43pm

re: #16 Lidane

Not The Onion:

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*facepalm*

I suppose this was his asking price for not challenging her bid.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:18:08pm

BUT HILLARY’S EMAILS!!!!

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Alephnaught  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:18:08pm

re: #16 Lidane

Via Lawhawk’s comment in the previous thread:

re: #66 lawhawk

“Former London Mayor Boris Johnson appointed UK foreign secretary.”
OFFS…

“Am I?!?! Cripes!!!!! Er. Gosh!!!!! Er. Well, anyway. HELLO chaps! I’m Boris, the new Foreign Secretary of Her Maj’s Goverment of the, er, United Kindgom, and, and, before we start all this negotiations Re: [Quote fingers] “Brexit” I’d like to assure you terribly nice folks from the EU that I’m really jolly good with foreigners!!! Erm. [Speaks some phrase in German] See?!?!?”

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:18:46pm

re: #16 Lidane

Not The Onion:

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*facepalm*

It’s happening:

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:19:36pm

From what I understand May was the most nutty of the Tory candidates running for PM.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:20:12pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:20:47pm

The Log Cabin Republicans are putting on grand display one of the major reasons why Democrats can regularly rip defeat from the jaws of victory. Thousands of BernieorBusters are not only prepared to leave the party, but are prepared to scare off other Bernie supporters who will vote for Hillary even though the DNC has incorporated some of their demands into the party platform.

Meanwhile, the GOP passes one of the most anti-gay platforms in over a century…and the Log Cabin Republicans will still vote for them. They’ll make a big show about “taking back the platform,” but they won’t leave the party and will still support Herr Trump in November.

Oy vey.

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:23:32pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

The Log Cabin Republicans are putting on grand display one of the major reasons why Democrats can regularly rip defeat from the jaws of victory. Thousands of BernieorBusters are not only prepared to leave the party, but are prepared to scare off other Bernie supporters who will vote for Hillary even though the DNC has incorporated some of their demands into the party platform.

Meanwhile, the GOP passes one of the most anti-gay platforms in over a century…and the Log Cabin Republicans will still vote for them. They’ll make a big show about “taking back the platform,” but they won’t leave the party and will still support Herr Trump in November.

Oy vey.

A lot of those Sanders supporters were most likely not Dem voters in the first place.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:23:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:26:14pm

re: #28 Dr. Matt

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People like that aren’t bullied, they’re bullies.

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Nyet  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:26:20pm

re: #16 Lidane

Wasn’t someone glad about May in an older thread?

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Alephnaught  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:28:06pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

From what I understand May was the most nutty of the Tory candidates running for PM.

Actually, believe it or not, she was one of the more moderate candidates. (Obviously that’s a bit like saying a “moderate Republican” these days…)

Also, she campaigned for Remain in the Brexit referendum, so it’s hard not to wonder if she’s appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary as punishment for him attempting to walk away from the whole Brexit mess. As Foreign Sec., he’ll have to deal with a lot of the nitty-gritty of the Brexit negotiations.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:28:15pm

This is amazing.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:29:17pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Aw, that’s cute, they still think the party gives a fuck what they think. How adorable.

Oh, the party cares a whole lot about what they think. The party feels pretty strongly they shouldn’t be allowed to think that.

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Lidane  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:29:52pm

re: #32 Jenner7

But those six states are tremendous. Bigly.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:30:04pm

re: #32 Jenner7

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This is amazing.

BUT BUT BUT WHAT IF WE GET COMPLACENT AND…

Sorry. I have a finite amount of worry in my worry-tank, and I’m going to spend it on stuff that is more likely than a squirrel farting itself into orbit.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:30:16pm

re: #31 Alephnaught

Actually, believe it or not, she was one of the more moderate candidates. (Obviously that’s a bit like saying a “moderate Republican” these days…)

Also, she campaigned for Remain in the Brexit referendum, so it’s hard not to wonder if she’s appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary as punishment for him attempting to walk away from the whole Brexit mess. As Foreign Sec., he’ll have to deal with a lot of the nitty-gritty of the Brexit negotiations.

Oops. My bad.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:30:45pm

re: #32 Jenner7

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This is amazing.

SAD!

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Lidane  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:32:05pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

Log Cabin Republicans are masochists. There’s no other explanation.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:32:17pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

My heart fair bleeds for them.

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Nyet  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:32:44pm

re: #31 Alephnaught

If she was for Remain, I don’t see what, but some illusory chains in her own mind, would keep her from ignoring the non-binding temper tantrum. (Yes, I know she’s already committed herself to “brexit”.)

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:32:50pm

So, his headquarters in FL is closed and Q poll has him up by 3. Okay then.

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:33:58pm

re: #28 Dr. Matt

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I don’t like it but it seems to work out this way.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:35:02pm

So, copies were deleted, but they were still obtainable. Again, how exactly is this a crime? Hint: Not a crime, but not following NARA document preservation rules.

The GOP keeps trying to claim something about the whole email kerfuffle - to seek indictments of Hillary, impugn the FBI and DOJ, and claim a scandal/conspiracy all in the GOP efforts to stay relevant.

No wonder so many have tuned out the email mess, but still takeaway that Hillary is a liar.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:35:15pm

re: #34 Lidane

But those six states are tremendous. Bigly.

That is a perfectly cromulent comment.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:35:40pm

Dagnabbit…there should be a rule that new threads cannot be started when a previous thread is less than 100 comments and still active (to some of us).

And then other threads go 600+. What’s up with that?

(Yes, busy responding in the previous thread…sigh)

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:36:07pm

re: #32 Jenner7

Which makes the fact that Trump’s ceiling/floor is hovering at around 40% all the more disgusting/worrisome.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:39:59pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

From what I understand May was the most nutty of the Tory candidates running for PM.

And she is going to go ahead with the Brexit too from what I can tell.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:40:06pm

re: #43 lawhawk

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So, copies were deleted, but they were still obtainable. Again, how exactly is this a crime? Hint: Not a crime, but not following NARA document preservation rules.

The GOP keeps trying to claim something about the whole email kerfuffle - to seek indictments of Hillary, impugn the FBI and DOJ, and claim a scandal/conspiracy all in the GOP efforts to stay relevant.

No wonder so many have tuned out the email mess, but still takeaway that Hillary is a liar.

And when the emails are released, we’ll be told that one of them is finally the “smoking gun”…before Mediamatters and others actually read them and realize that the fools have again latched on to some innocuous phrase that means absolutely nothing. I rather doubt Gowdy or Comey would have allowed themselves to look like fools if one of those emails contained something of a criminal or revealing nature that could be used to nail her to the wall.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:41:35pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

I rather doubt Gowdy or Comey would have allowed themselves to look like fools if one of those emails contained something of a criminal or revealing nature that could be used to nail her to the wall.

I agree with your conclusion but I’m not sure on every bit of the logic here…

[Gowdy is a fucking buffoon, is the point]

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:42:34pm

re: #26 Targetpractice

The Log Cabin Republicans are putting on grand display one of the major reasons why Democrats can regularly rip defeat from the jaws of victory. Thousands of BernieorBusters are not only prepared to leave the party, but are prepared to scare off other Bernie supporters who will vote for Hillary even though the DNC has incorporated some of their demands into the party platform.

Meanwhile, the GOP passes one of the most anti-gay platforms in over a century…and the Log Cabin Republicans will still vote for them. They’ll make a big show about “taking back the platform,” but they won’t leave the party and will still support Herr Trump in November.

Oy vey.

The latest polling seems to have anywhere from 80 to 88% of Bernie supporters voting for Hillary.

Of course, it is still early. I’ll start taking polling a little more serious after about July 30th.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:42:42pm
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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:43:00pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:46:43pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

“We’re just absolutely shocked that our party, run by evangelical Neanderthals for decades, has a voted for a platform that continues to hate us. It’s unimaginable. Unpossible!”

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Shiplord Kirel  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:47:02pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Poor Log Cabin Republicans….

An uproar at the convention may finally finish the Log Cabin Republicans. Whatever the priority is that has bound them to their enemies, foreign policy, fiscal conservatism, etc. they can find a place in the Democratic Party so long as they are not racists. It is past time for them to leave the GOP to its fate.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:47:26pm
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Alephnaught  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:47:46pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Oops. My bad.

No, that’s okay. Like I said before, it’s all relative in the current rabbit-hole of UK Westminster politics. Theresa May is the current UK version of a “moderate Republican”, so it’s still a bit touch-and-go on how she will work as PM.

Anyway, Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. If he’s anything like he was in this interview with Eddie Mair on the BBC, I’m not too sure how much his “Gosh!!! Cripes!!! Blimey!!!!” public schoolboy toff act can last in Brexit negotiations.

Eddie Mair vs Boris Johnson (Full Interview)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:48:13pm

re: #32 Jenner7

What’s actually amazing is that the race, at least as it appears now, is so fucking close. Wtf is wrong with half this* country?!

*typo

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:48:14pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:48:15pm

The other bit about the “deleted emails” is that making a fuss over them and suggesting criminal activity based off the act of deleting rather ignores that Powell’s entire excuse not maintaining his emails was because he expected any that mattered to be saved on State Dept servers in the receivers email box. Hence why he deleted all his emails and closed his AOL account immediately after he left office.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:48:23pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel

An uproar at the convention may finally finish the Log Cabin Republicans. Whatever the priority is that has bound them to their enemies, foreign policy, fiscal conservatism, etc. they can find a place in the Democratic Party so long as they are not racists. It is past time for them to leave the GOP to its fate.

“Yes, they’ve screwed us for the umpteenth time, but we’ll give them one more chance to do right by us.”

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:49:55pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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But the blacks love him!

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:50:00pm

re: #56 Alephnaught

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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:50:01pm

re: #60 Sir John Barron

“Yes, they’ve screwed us for the umpteenth time, but we’ll give them one more chance to do right by us.”

“OK, everybody, let’s get on the Trump Train and make sure those Democrats who actually do like us will be defeated.”

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iossarian  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:51:54pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

Is that within the margin of error?

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:52:13pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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Southern Ohio white voters probably make up 70% of those 43% in favor of Trump.

Boehner Republicans.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:52:28pm

re: #64 iossarian

Yes. Trump could actually owe black voters a couple percentage points. /

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:53:14pm

Got a storm blowing in can hear it off to the west.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:53:31pm

re: #61 Targetpractice

But the blacks love him!

Correction: The black.

And it seems even the black has come up missing in the polls.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:54:29pm

The Log Cabin Republicans were formed in the 70s after then-governor Reagan helped gay activists defeat some homophobic legislation.

If I were still a Republican, Cthulhu forbid, I would no doubt be cast into RINOland for that blasphemous (albeit true) statement alone.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:54:35pm

I personally find it hilarious that the Log Cabin Republicans think Trump’s the guy to follow on gay rights, a man who has said for years that he’s for “traditional marriage” and doesn’t believe gay couples should be able to collect government benefits, because he had some nice things to say about the LGBT community after Orlando. That’s what I was talking about when I said they’re in denial, they’re prepared to take whatever thin sliver they can to justify staying with the party.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:55:23pm

re: #61 Targetpractice

But the blacks love him!

Waiting for him to exclaim that the gays love him.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:55:28pm

re: #3 Lidane

It’s a confidentiality breech to say who was the source of the confidentiality breech.

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iossarian  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:55:29pm

re: #70 Targetpractice

+1 “thin silver”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:55:54pm

re: #68 ObserverArt

Correction: The black.

And it seems even the black has come up missing in the polls.

Correction of your correction: His black.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:56:11pm

re: #7 Eric The Fruit Bat

Take back the Platform. Take back the Party. Stand up today and let the folks on the Platform Committee who paved the way to this foolishness know you’re not going down without a fight!

Isn’t the platform a done deal?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:56:47pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

It’s a confidentiality breech to say who was the source of the confidentiality breech.

Those responsible for saying that have been sacked.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 12:58:53pm

re: #74 The Vicious Babushka

Correction of your correction: His black.

Well, that may have been the case, but polling shows even ‘his black’ has come up missing so I went with ‘the black’ because Trump can no longer claim a black.

: )

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:01:23pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:04:50pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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So, a day ending in “Y.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:05:43pm

re: #16 Lidane

if he sacks Palmerston there will be Hell to pay…

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:06:02pm

Trump’s family intervened to prevent Donny from picking Christie?! So they could pick Newt? Or Pence? Or Sessions?

Which dumpster fire would you prefer? The small, medium, or large?

We’ll take the yuge. In fact, burn down the house while you’re at it:

https://twitter.com/BKcolin/status/743522539738112000
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:08:48pm

The past two elections, when the time came to pick an VP, the GOP’s candidate was rumored to be choosing amongst successful governors, accomplished military leaders, and prominent members of Congress.

This election, the GOP candidate is left trying to find somebody who won’t say “No.”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:13:36pm

re: #82 Targetpractice

The past two elections, when the time came to pick an VP, the GOP’s candidate was rumored to be choosing amongst successful governors, accomplished military leaders, and prominent members of Congress.

This election, the GOP candidate is left trying to find somebody who won’t say “No.”

That should be paged. It’s not long but is right to the point.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:14:27pm

re: #78 lawhawk

My very favorite part was about the bikers. Being there to protect FREEDUMB against THOUSANDS OF PROFESSIONAL LEFTWING AGITATORS. Bwhahaha. Man, is that a for real job? I’d sign up for that in a minute if it paid well.

On a side note though, I know bikers (well what passes for bikers these days at least) via The Husband having a Harley and I cannot for the life of me understand why so many of them are wingnuts. Spoiled, overprivleged and able to afford a Harley I guess. I just find it weird, it’s like the opposite of all that freedom and running the roads thing. ( Anyone who would like to purchase a nice as hell 2012 Road Glide Ultra with tons of aftermarket parts and less than 10K miles on it can contact me, I have the title to it even)

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:15:03pm

re: #82 Targetpractice

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:16:01pm

Inside 8chan’s /pol/, the Far-Right Forum Where Trump’s Star of David Meme First Spread
NSFW Warning: Both the Link and the embedded Tweet in spoiler are illustrated with a great big old YOOGE swastika flag.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:16:42pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:17:06pm

re: #82 Targetpractice

The past two elections, when the time came to pick an VP, the GOP’s candidate was rumored to be choosing amongst successful governors, accomplished military leaders, and prominent members of Congress.

This election, the GOP candidate is left trying to find somebody who won’t say “No.”

I-Vanka…I-Vanka…I-Vanka…I Wanta I-Vanka!

The crowd cheered.

They have a special relationship…

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:18:15pm

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:19:21pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel

An uproar at the convention may finally finish the Log Cabin Republicans. Whatever the priority is that has bound them to their enemies, foreign policy, fiscal conservatism, etc. they can find a place in the Democratic Party so long as they are not racists. It is past time for them to leave the GOP to its fate.

Not going to happen. The Log Cabin Republicans know how bigoted the Republican party is, but they simply don’t care.

There is no possibility that they are merely in denial about what the Republican party is.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:19:35pm

Wile E. Coyote is talking to personal injury litigators about that damn bird.

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jonhendry  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:20:12pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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So they’re saying Cleveland is going to be the GOP’s Altamont. Basically.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:20:13pm
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Timothy Watson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:20:35pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

Where did these lawyers get their Bar cards? Cereal boxes?

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TedStriker  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:21:08pm

re: #94 Timothy Watson

Where did these lawyers get their Bar cards? Cereal boxes?

Cracker Jack boxes.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:21:13pm

re: #92 jonhendry

So they’re saying Cleveland is going to be the GOP’s Altamont. Basically.

With Soft Rock and Christian Contemporary.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:21:22pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

Chortle, snort, HAHAHAHA. Please. Proceed. Pammycakes.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:22:31pm

re: #92 jonhendry

So they’re saying Cleveland is going to be the GOP’s Altamont. Basically.

Galtamont.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:23:28pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

I’m not going to click on Breitbart, but my mouse-hover reveals it’s in the “Tech” section. How do they figure that?

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:23:49pm
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A Mom Anon  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:23:53pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

Now see, if I was a professional left wing agitator, I’d be hanging out in those clubs just waiting to catch those family values guys stuffing money in g-strings and paying extra for time in the VIP room.

But alas, I am not. Sigh.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:24:11pm

re: #94 Timothy Watson

Where did these lawyers get their Bar cards? Cereal boxes?

They got their JDs from Twitter U. They got their PhDs from Holiday Inn Express. And their LLMs from snapchat.

Facebook is a private business with a TOS. Too bad so sad.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:24:24pm

Yeah, this is a Trump guy all right.

Mike Pence, Leading Trump VP Candidate, Has Sealed Off Records From His 12 Years In Congress

huffingtonpost.com

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:24:25pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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From the article (I missed this!)

the Republican platform has officially changed its use of the term “illegal immigrants” — not to adopt a less offensive term, but to adopt a more offensive one. The Republican Party’s official preferred nomenclature is now “illegal alien,” in the Trumpian spirit of giving maximal offense to crucial demographic groups for no good reason.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:24:31pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

Don Quixote rides again.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:26:39pm

re: #104 Stanley Sea

From the article (I missed this!)

Next up, they’ll tackle racial equality by talking about “the Negro.”

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:26:57pm

re: #105 Targetpractice

Why don’t they start their own site. I think Racebook is available, as well as Hatebook.

They could bring a lot of RWNJs with them

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:29:19pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:29:41pm

Chuck C. Johnson’s “research” apparently consists of reading public posts on Facebook.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:37:05pm

re: #108 gocart mozart

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It’s not like Facebook has any lawyers or anything.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:37:17pm

Meanwhile, the GOP continues to blow off its own foot…

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:37:26pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

Facebook will have a field day with the discovery on this one. From Geller’s own headass blog:

“Posts using foul language, as well as abusive, hateful, libelous and genocidal posts, will be deleted if seen.”

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KGxvi  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:39:37pm

re: #32 Jenner7

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This is amazing.

From the article:

Individuals in New Hampshire and Washington said they did have at least one office in the state. In the latter, there was just one, with a Seattle office coming soon.

How do you have an office in Washington and it not be in Seattle? There’s 7.1m people in the state of Washington 3.7m of them live in the Seattle metro area.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:40:55pm

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is a familiar face on Millennial Facebook feeds, by those both condemning and supporting the controversial views she espouses on the Web series she hosts for Glenn Beck’s network The Blaze.

But the 23-year-old really went for the jugular last week with a tweet equating the Black Lives Matter movement to the KKK.

Whitesplainin’, racists, bigots, all trying to tell blacks and other minorities how to survive (even though they can still be killed while following all the rules, including open carry against the tyranny of law enforcement as the idiot molon labe/2A absolutists/sovcits think/want).

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:42:02pm

STUPIDEST TWEET OF THE DAY THAT IS AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE NEGRO==>

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:42:22pm

re: #113 KGxvi

From the article:

How do you have an office in Washington and it not be in Seattle? There’s 7.1m people in the state of Washington 3.7m of them live in the Seattle metro area.

There might be a shortage of Trump-supporting idiots in Seattle. Especially of idiots who are willing to work for the Trump campaign without pay.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:42:28pm

re: #112 goddamnedfrank

Facebook will have a field day with the discovery on this one. From Geller’s own headass blog:

I unfortunately looked at the breitbart story. There’s some horrible torture porn on there. I can’t believe they posted that shit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:43:15pm

re: #113 KGxvi

From the article:

How do you have an office in Washington and it not be in Seattle? There’s 7.1m people in the state of Washington 3.7m of them live in the Seattle metro area.

How is Trump going to win the state of Washington? Ever.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:43:31pm

WEIRDNESS OF THE DAY==>
In spoilers because it really is very disturbing.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:43:36pm

re: #113 KGxvi

From the article:

How do you have an office in Washington and it not be in Seattle? There’s 7.1m people in the state of Washington 3.7m of them live in the Seattle metro area.

It’s become a lot more expensive with the rise of Amazon and you can cover the same territory from Olympia or Tacoma?

I admit it’s rather befuddling.

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:45:03pm

re: #78 lawhawk

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from the article holy shit whattttttt

Also, the Republican platform has officially changed its use of the term “illegal immigrants” — not to adopt a less offensive term, but to adopt a more offensive one. The Republican Party’s official preferred nomenclature is now “illegal alien,” in the Trumpian spirit of giving maximal offense to crucial demographic groups for no good reason.

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wrenchwench  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:45:26pm

re: #120 Testy Toad T

It’s become a lot more expensive with the rise of Amazon and you can cover the same territory from Olympia or Tacoma?

I admit it’s rather befuddling.

Trump is more of a Walla Walla kinda guy.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:45:29pm

re: #118 I Would Prefer Not To

And yet Trump has ~40% of the vote with no ground game at all. I guess he doesn’t need one as long as the cable networks keep giving him millions of dollars in free advertising every month.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:45:45pm

re: #113 KGxvi

From the article:

How do you have an office in Washington and it not be in Seattle? There’s 7.1m people in the state of Washington 3.7m of them live in the Seattle metro area.

Well, remember the only big rally he’s had here was in Lynden, a weird-ass little Dutch Reformed enclave up at the Canadian border (that I swear the town in Footloose was modeled after). He flew in and out of Bellingham, which is a pretty liberal college town, but I don’t think his feet touched the ground there.

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KGxvi  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:46:02pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

yeah, but he’s got tremendous upside!

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Testy Toad T  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:46:16pm

re: #122 wrenchwench

Trump is more of a Walla Walla kinda guy.

His hair does sort of look like a frayed onion.

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Archangelus  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:49:52pm

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

WEIRDNESS OF THE DAY==>
In spoilers because it really is very disturbing.

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jaunte  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:50:22pm

re: #114 lawhawk

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:50:45pm

re: #126 Testy Toad T

His hair does sort of look like a frayed onion.

A non-onion-like onion.

People: “You can eat them just like an apple!”

Me: “Fuck that! I can eat an apple just like an apple! When I need an onion, I need an onion!”

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KGxvi  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:52:59pm

re: #120 Testy Toad T

It’s become a lot more expensive with the rise of Amazon and you can cover the same territory from Olympia or Tacoma?

I admit it’s rather befuddling.

Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve been up there, so maybe you can from Tacoma but I think Olympia is pretty far away. Plus, don’t you want to be close to major population centers for GOTV efforts?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:55:07pm

re: #111 Targetpractice

Meanwhile, the GOP continues to blow off its own foot…

“And, and I told Bill, I said, if it happens one more time, I’ll…I’ll set the building on fire.”

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mr.fusion  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:55:12pm
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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:56:04pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:56:41pm

So I’m reading up on Lynch’s appearance before Congress today and I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that, a week after they practically danced with joy at her announcement that she’d defer to the FBI’s recommendation, the GOP is chewing her out publicly for not putting Comey’s decision aside to take up criminal charges against Hillary herself. And continuing to repeat the same BS about a “double standard” because cases that bear absolutely no resemblance to this one ended up with criminal charges.

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BeachDem  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:57:36pm

re: #32 Jenner7

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This is amazing.

And remember, his digital team consists of:

Digital Director Brad Parscale who “has worked for years with the Trumps building websites for their real estate enterprises.”

and
Director of Social Media Daniel Scavino Jr. “Longtime Trump confidant.”

That’s all, folks.

Hillary’s team is noteworthy for its depth and experience—Trump’s for loyalty to “the family.” Remember, Hope Hicks was doing PR and modeling for Ivanka before she became press secretary for “the campaign.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 1:59:59pm

re: #130 KGxvi

Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve been up there, so maybe you can from Tacoma but I think Olympia is pretty far away. Plus, don’t you want to be close to major population centers for GOTV efforts?

Seattle and the close-in ‘burbs voted 80/20 against McCain and Romney. Trump’s going to do worse.

Unfortunately, Belly View pulls King County down to 70/30 and Eastern Washington pulls the state down to 60/40, but again, Trump will do worse. WA is a lost cause. Please waste a lot of money setting up an office in Yakima or wherever.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:00:35pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:01:10pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Trump doing better among black voters than I expected.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:04:06pm
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Belafon  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:04:11pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

Which means that Trump is tied where it counts. Especially according to Pat Buchannan.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:05:17pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Ah, they did get SMOTI to attend. Now it’s a party.

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No Depression  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:05:57pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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Trump’s hands are not the right anatomical size.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:05:59pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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I would pay money to NOT have to hear MIlo, Geller, and Couter speak.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:10:17pm

re: #143 I Would Prefer Not To

I would pay money to NOT have to hear MIlo, Geller, and Couter speak.

That’s like having a classical music station pledge drive threatening to play Florence Foster Jenkins.

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Can we get it catered with halal food?

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:14:38pm
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plansbandc  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:16:43pm

Republicans: You are evil, you are disgusting, we loathe you. We will do anything in our power to oppose anyone or anything that will acknowledge you as human beings. We will drum up religious hatred against you. We will make it as uncomfortable as possible for you in every single way we can. No really, you are disgusting. No you can’t come to our conferences, no you do NOT have ANY say re: our platform

Log Cabin Republicans:

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:21:08pm

re: #147 plansbandc

The image that comes to mind when I think of the Log Cabin Republicans is of a lily-white gay male orgy in a bathtub full of gold coins (a la Scrooge McDuck) with the participants bitching about the fumes from a nearby so-con auto da fe.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:23:04pm
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Sir John Barron  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:24:01pm

re: #149 Jenner7

Freedumb.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:25:42pm

Oh, they will open the door for you. They just won’t let you leave if they think you’re weird.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:25:47pm

re: #149 Jenner7

And the long knives come out. Just what the republicans need. A leadership fight just before the convention.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:26:56pm

re: #44 Mike Lamb

That is a perfectly cromulent comment.

I learned two new words in as many days! And both from lizards.

No wonder I love this place.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:27:23pm
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nines09  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:27:29pm

re: #146 Tigger2

If you’re young and you want to start your own business, Mitt Romney’s has some advice from you: Borrow money from your parents. At a “lecture” for students at Otterbein University in Ohio today, Mitt Romney told students that, his friend, Jimmy John, started a business by borrowing $20,000 from his parents at a low interest rate. Romney suggested anyone in the audience could do the same:

Yes. WTF is wrong with you?

“My whole life really has been a ‘no’ and I fought through it,” Trump said Monday at an NBC-sponsored town hall here. “It has not been easy for me, it has not been easy for me. And you know I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.

Whoops. You lost the Birth Lottery.

FUCK THE GOP.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:28:47pm

So Trump’s $10 million dollar lawsuit against Nunberg is about disclosing that Lewandowski and Hicks were secret lovers and having a spat? That’s what the Daily Beast is reporting….

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Dr. Matt  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:29:40pm

Portland colleges ban man charged with waving gun at Don’t Shoot PDX march

Michael Strickland, the man charged with waving a gun at protesters last week at a Don’t Shoot PDX march, has been banned from Portland State and Portland Community College’s campuses.

The two schools confirmed Wednesday that Strickland will not be allowed to set foot on campus if and when he is released from custody. Portland State is banning Strickland for two years. PCC’s ban is indefinite, but Strickland could appeal the decision. Both schools informed Strickland of the ban last week.

The 36-year-old is in jail and faces one count of menacing, two counts of unlawful use of a firearm and second degree disorderly conduct. Strickland, who is being held on $250,000 bail, is due in court again Monday.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:30:11pm

re: #52 Kragar

Notice how much Vivian Smith-Smythe Smith resembles Eric Trump?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:30:12pm

re: #149 Jenner7

Boy, the Suicide Caucus certainly is living up to its rep….

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TedStriker  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:30:14pm

re: #148 EPR-radar

The image that comes to mind when I think of the Log Cabin Republicans is of a lily-white gay male orgy in a bathtub full of gold coins (a la Scrooge McDuck) with the participants bitching about the fumes from a nearby so-con auto da fe.

Auto da fe, what’s an auto da fe?

It’s something ya ought not do, but you do anyway!

/

The Spanish Inquisition - Mel Brooks

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jonhendry  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:34:03pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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That’s a terrible thing to do to Jim Steranko

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:34:10pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

If I was Ailes I’d be getting very nervous about now.

I wouldn’t put it past Murdoch to handle Ailes the same way a South American junta handles dissenters.

“We have no idea what happened to that person. They’ve disappeared and we had nothing to do with it.”

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Danack  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:34:44pm

re: #156 Eric The Fruit Bat

So Trump’s $10 million dollar lawsuit against Nunberg is about disclosing that Lewandowski and Hicks were secret lovers and having a spat? That’s what the Daily Beast is reporting….

Well, good job Trump sued, otherwise this could get the focus of the media and become a news story. /s

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:35:42pm

Trump So Stupid he doesn’t even know what “margin of error” is

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KGxvi  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:37:28pm

re: #149 Jenner7

In looking for the reason behind the impeachment move, I found an article on FoxNews, this bit seems rather interesting:

Neither the House nor Senate has impeached any cabinet official since the mid-1870s. When it comes to someone other than a federal judge or a president, the House last voted to impeach a cabinet officials in 1876. That was Secretary of War William Belknap for accepting kickbacks for arms sales to France.

All of this because they think the IRS commissioner “lied” about the targeting “scandal”.

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:37:47pm

Pence would fit right in with Trump. They are both assholes.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:40:28pm

re: #165 KGxvi

In looking for the reason behind the impeachment move, I found an article on FoxNews, this bit seems rather interesting:

All of this because they think the IRS commissioner “lied” about the targeting “scandal”.

As I understand it, the target for this impeachment wasn’t even the IRS commissioner when the IRS nothing burger events took place.

That’s stupid, even for the knuckle-dragging oxygen-thieving House Republicans in the Freedumb Caucus.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:42:45pm

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

Trump So Stupid he doesn’t even know what “margin of error” is

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QPac got OH wrong by 9 points, PA by 6 pointed, FL by 5 points during the Dem primaries. But their poll numbers now are right on the money.

Suuuuuuuure.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:43:14pm

re: #166 Tigger2

The GOP became terrified that a normal working goverment would cut into their business model of gutting and looting every damn thing that works and serves people. Thus they became the Party Of Nothing But No And Only Us, Fuck You, Die.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:43:31pm

re: #154 goddamnedfrank

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Typical FNC bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:44:11pm

re: #166 Tigger2

Pence would fit right in with Trump. They are both assholes.

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That’s pretty standard for any Republican unfortunately. Contempt for education.

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Joe Bacon  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:44:25pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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That’s more like the A-Hole Team! 😉

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:45:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:45:45pm

re: #169 nines09

The GOP became terrified that a normal working goverment would cut into their business model of gutting and looting every damn thing that works and serves people. Thus they became the Party Of Nothing But No And Only Us, Fuck You, Die.

Their model and motto is “Tough shit if you weren’t born well off.” I’m old enough to remember a time when Republicans actually tried to better public education. I may not have agreed with the methods but they at least wanted to improve the system.

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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:46:12pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Typical FNC bullshit.

Yep, More Education less Republican voters.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:48:13pm

re: #175 Tigger2

Yep, More Education less Republican voters.

Yep. Ailes is nothing but a race baiting merchant remnant of the Nixon years. I’m really hoping this lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson destroys FNC and the culture he’s created there.

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nines09  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:50:55pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Their model and motto is “Tough shit if you weren’t born well off.” I’m old enough to remember a time when Republicans actually tried to better public education. I may not have agreed with the methods but they at least wanted to improve the system.

They just wrapped their hands around each and every con and grift they could find.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:51:56pm

re: #167 EPR-radar

As I understand it, the target for this impeachment wasn’t even the IRS commissioner when the IRS nothing burger events took place.

That’s stupid, even for the knuckle-dragging oxygen-thieving House Republicans in the Freedumb Caucus.

You’re correct. Lois Lerner was commissioner during the period in question. Koskinen is the current IRS commissioner, but he’s the one they’re after.

All the claims of IRS lies and targeting conservative groups is pure bunk. The IG report found that the IRS needed more funding to properly address the influx of entities seeking nonprofit status. Right/left/center. All of them. So the IRS took a shortcut on entities; if there were certain terms included in the name of the entity, it was not entitled to the nonprofit status they were seeking.

That’s it. That’s the scandal. All because the way the GOP sought to investigate it looked at only right wing entities, when the IRS in their office in Cincinnati was vetting all the entities using the same kind of playbook.

The GOP stage managed the entire thing to create a “scandal.”

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:53:20pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Their model and motto is “Tough shit if you weren’t born well off.” I’m old enough to remember a time when Republicans actually tried to better public education. I may not have agreed with the methods but they at least wanted to improve the system.

The GOP is presently the party for those who despise the idea of democratic self-governance.

Such governance is opposed by GOPers because it has led to two results GOPers find intolerable:

1) Attempts at curbing the ability of the ultra-wealthy to simply own society in toto.

2) Attempts to reduce various forms of bigotry.

The core of the GOP coalition is the unholy alliance between those motivated by point #1 and those motivated by point #2.

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bratwurst  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:55:46pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:57:23pm

re: #176 HappyWarrior

Yep. Ailes is nothing but a race baiting merchant remnant of the Nixon years. I’m really hoping this lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson destroys FNC and the culture he’s created there.

Me too. I think it extremely likely that a pattern and practice of sexual harassment of women was present in Faux News. The already high chance of that being present in any concentration of privilege and power is raised to nearly 100% by the ideological slant of the Faux News organization, which does not see sexual harassment as a real issue.

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:57:50pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 13, 2016 • 2:58:07pm

The article states a total of $30 has been raise thus far, despite what the image capture shows…

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:00:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:02:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:03:10pm

Chuck C. Johnson has gone ahead and posted the manuscript of what he says is the first draft of Obama’s book. Now it’s time for Random House to shut him down - it’s a blatant copyright violation.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:07:24pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has gone ahead and posted the manuscript of what he says is the first draft of Obama’s book. Now it’s time for Random House to shut him down - it’s a blatant copyright violation.

And apparently that’s the only crime left in US America that can’t be protected by ideology. Bad choice.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:07:26pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has gone ahead and posted the manuscript of what he says is the first draft of Obama’s book. Now it’s time for Random House to shut him down - it’s a blatant copyright violation.

Does he have a point? Not going to his site.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:07:35pm

i just can’t even

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:08:37pm

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:09:51pm

re: #187 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And apparently that’s the only crime left in US America that can’t be protected by ideology. Bad choice.

As long as we are stuck with having copyright piranhas, attacking CCJ is about the most good they can end up doing.

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calochortus  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:10:19pm

re: #160 TedStriker

Auto da fe, what’s an auto da fe?

It’s something ya ought not do, but you do anyway!

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And then there’s Candide

Candide, Bernstein, Auto Da Fe(What A Day)

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bratwurst  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:10:56pm

Please see my earlier comment on the Republican platform & Israel.

If you want a platform to the right of Likud, by all means vote GOP.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:12:30pm
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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:12:48pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:12:54pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:14:26pm

re: #193 bratwurst

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Please see my earlier comment on the Republican platform Israel.

If you want a platform to the right of Likud, by all means vote GOP.

I’m sure Israel will find it to be enormously helpful when US wingnuts (elected officials or candidates for high office) start proposing a final solution to the Palestinian problem.

The rise of the Trumpfuhrer has accelerated that particular expected symptom of GOP degeneration. I now think we see that this cycle or in the election of 2020.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:14:40pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:15:13pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

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I’m betting Marvel might have a few things to say about that cover design.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:15:24pm

The GOP platform that even Bibi Netanyahu would have a problem with is the one that is “pro-Israel.”

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Dave In Austin  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:15:56pm
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:16:23pm

re: #193 bratwurst

Anyone with a shred of understanding of the Israel-Palestinian situation knows a 2- or 3- state solution is the only outcome that preserves Israel’s unique identity as a Jewish state. Demographics is a huge player in all this, and Ariel Sharon knew it when he disengaged from Gaza. He stroked out before he could implement the rest of his policies, but the ultimate goal was a 2-state solution.

The Israeli government knows the issue far more acutely than Trump ever could. Most Israelis know this too, and so do most Palestinians.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:17:48pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

LOL! Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are suing Facebook.

breitbart.com

Taking a page from the Rage Furby playbook I see.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:17:49pm

re: #198 Kragar

Objection. There’s an implication here that the GOP platform is not completely bat fuck insane with respect to Israel. That’s quite an insult to the members of the GOP platform writing committee, who strove diligently to maximize bat fuck insanity for all stated positions.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:18:58pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

Here’s hoping Random House files the mother of all DMCA takedown notices and has his DNS entry yanked until they have absolute proof that every part of the article is scrubbed from everywhere. I know that’s impossible, but we can dream….

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:19:05pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:20:46pm

Just ignore all the other polls and focus on the one that shows Donald within the MOE. Stupid!

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:20:53pm

re: #205 Eric The Fruit Bat

Here’s hoping Random House files the mother of all DMCA takedown notices and has his DNS entry yanked until they have absolute proof that every part of the article is scrubbed from everywhere. I know that’s impossible, but we can dream….

How about an immediate referral to the FBI? Copyright infringement can be treated as a criminal matter, after all.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:21:28pm

There’s only three possible futures for Israel. The first is a two-state solution that involves giving up land and accepting Palestinian state-hood, creating well-defined borders that can be easily defended. The second is that Israel absorbs the “disputed territories” and grants all living upon them Israeli citizenship, but that means the end of Israel within a generation. The third one is the second scenario without granting citizenship, keeping Palestinians as stateless people who either accept Israeli rule or leave, i.e. apartheid.

By removing the first choice, but insisting they support a Jewish state, the GOP basically has made it impossible for Israel to pursue any future but apartheid. But since the GOP supported South Africa for decades on the thin excuse that it was to stop the Soviets from seizing the country, I suppose it’s not hard to see them making the same excuse here, just subbing in “ISIS” or “Islamic terrorism” as their excuse for supporting the subjugation of the majority by the minority.

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CleverToad  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:23:16pm

The spouse is on the couch laughing himself silly. For anyone who’s not already following Juanita Jean Herownself:

juanitajean.com

Yes, do read the comments.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:24:37pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

Fourth option is a riff on the first - a 3 state solution where Israel recognizes Fatah and West Bank, while Hamas and Gaza continue to rot on their own. It would be a recognition of the current situation where Hamas and Fatah each “control” contiguous territory; the only issue is dickering over the remaining terms and adjusting maps and shifting housing. Jerusalem would be a sticking point to be sure, but even that is something that could be overcome if the parties were all willing to do so.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:24:54pm

The article is on Dropbox, so Random House can serve Dropbox with the DCMA notice and they will take it down, and CCJ can then howl like a rabid weasel how ‘The Corporate Media’ is shutting him down-he’s too chickenshit to actually host it himself, as you can tell.

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:25:01pm

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

Just ignore all the other polls and focus on the one that shows Donald within the MOE. Stupid!

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As I noted above, Qpac’s accuracy is so poor that they got OH wrong during the Dem primaries by nearly 10 points. If their inaccuracy is still that poor, then Trump could be losing by double digits to her.

$20 says Trump pulls a Romney and totally fails to write a concession speech for Election Night.

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TedStriker  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:27:46pm

re: #213 Targetpractice

As I noted above, Qpac’s accuracy is so poor that they got OH wrong during the Dem primaries by nearly 10 points. If their inaccuracy is still that poor, then Trump could be losing by double digits to her.

$20 says Trump pulls a Romney and totally fails to write a concession speech for Election Night.

No way…that’s a sucker’s bet.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:28:27pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:29:21pm

re: #211 lawhawk

Fourth option is a riff on the first - a 3 state solution where Israel recognizes Fatah and West Bank, while Hamas and Gaza continue to rot on their own. It would be a recognition of the current situation where Hamas and Fatah each “control” contiguous territory; the only issue is dickering over the remaining terms and adjusting maps and shifting housing. Jerusalem would be a sticking point to be sure, but even that is something that could be overcome if the parties were all willing to do so.

Ayep, any multi-state solution is based almost entirely on arguing over where the lines are drawn. You’ve already acknowledged these states have a right to exist, now you’re arguing over how much land they’ll exist upon.

The other two options basically end the illusion that Israel is a democratic nation, because there’s no way to remain democratic and Jewish if you grant citizenship to all Palestinians, and any nation where the majority of the people have no say in the government is not a democratic one.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:29:50pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:30:29pm

re: #215 Kragar

Justice Ginsberg has done nothing wrong. She has simply stated some basic facts about Donald Trump that are: 1) completely obvious to even the most casual observer, and 2) completely disqualify him from the presidency.

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Romantic Heretic  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:31:25pm

re: #213 Targetpractice

And Karl Rove will once again wander around on camera not believing that Americans are smarter than he believed.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:32:22pm

re: #213 Targetpractice

Not only will someone not write a concession speech for Trump, he’ll never concede. His lawyers will threaten to sue every city, state and county for conspiracy against Him, and he’ll be on Fox 24/7 screaming about the corrupt system we have and how “his people” will completely shut down the government until the “correct” results are reported.

Only about 1/4 kidding here. 100% not kidding about him never conceding.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:32:36pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:32:50pm

re: #218 EPR-radar

Justice Ginsberg has done nothing wrong. She has simply stated some basic facts about Donald Trump that are: 1) completely obvious to even the most casual observer, and 2) completely disqualify him from the presidency.

You forget that, to wingnuts, the only person on the bench who was ever allowed to have an opinion was Scalia.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:33:26pm

re: #216 Targetpractice

Ayep, any multi-state solution is based almost entirely on arguing over where the lines are drawn. You’ve already acknowledged these states have a right to exist, now you’re arguing over how much land they’ll exist upon.

The other two options basically end the illusion that Israel is a democratic nation, because there’s no way to remain democratic and Jewish if you grant citizenship to all Palestinians, and any nation where the majority of the people have no say in the government is not a democratic one.

I have a more bleak vision of the one-state undemocratic scenario. After interminable incidents of oppression and terrorism, a final solution is implemented.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:33:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:34:41pm

Should you wish to let Random House know about Chuck C. Johnson’s violation of their copyright, here’s their contact page: penguinrandomhouse.com

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TedStriker  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:38:21pm

re: #222 Targetpractice

You forget that, to wingnuts, the only person on the bench who was ever allowed to have an opinion was Scalia.

I just find it funny that the Notorious RBG outlives “Tony Two Times” Scalia…and still kicks his ass.

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Nojay UK  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:40:34pm

re: #211 lawhawk

If the West Bank becomes an autonomous Palestinian state what happens to the Israeli settlers living there, some of them who are second and third-generation inhabitants on land they believe is part of the true Israel?

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Targetpractice  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:42:32pm

re: #227 Nojay UK

If the West Bank becomes an autonomous Palestinian state what happens to the Israeli settlers living there, some of them who are second and third-generation inhabitants on land they believe is part of the true Israel?

A question that is, at least in my mind, going to eventually lead to a lot of soul-searching in Israel and potentially conflict. Eventually there’s going to come a point where the government has to put some sort of stop on settlement and even begin dismantling the existing ones. When that happens, the settlers are going to balk and potentially even turn on the government.

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BeachDem  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:43:31pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

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OK, what does “pencil not O” mean? And how does it prove Obama didn’t write it? (Inquiring minds want to know but do NOT want to go to his crap website.)

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:44:18pm

re: #229 BeachDem

I was assuming it meant that pencil notes were not by Obama, but that’s just a guess.

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wrenchwench  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:44:21pm
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CuriousLurker  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:45:24pm

re: #115 The Vicious Babushka

Seventy: The number of Twitter users I just blocked based on the replies to that one tweet. Notice the subtle bias too, where this Robinson person says:

You are as blind as the negroes who sold captives to Muslims on their caravans, and Europeans on their ships, instead of banding together to purge them from your land.

Why “Europeans” instead if Christians? Surely the vast majority of Europeans at that time were Christian, so why single out Muslims based on their religious identity? No other religion is mentioned in a negative way, though I’m sure there were slave traders from all sorts of belief systems—after all, it was a very lucrative, international trade, no? Inquiring minds want to know…

The effiing bias is ever-present and very, very annoying. ಠ_ಠ

That is all.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:46:11pm
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BeachDem  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:50:25pm

re: #206 Stanley Sea

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Ironically, the only time in my adult life that I’ve been hassled by police was when visiting Tim Scott’s local office when he was my Rep—apparently they thought a group of 10 old ladies and gents were going to cause trouble. They had street patrol getting in our faces and had about 8 cop cars and sheriff’s vans staking out the street.

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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:52:19pm
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CuriousLurker  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:54:15pm

re: #232 CuriousLurker

I would add that I learned to notice these biases and how they’re propagated & reinforced by reading about antisemitism. It’s a large part of why I was (and still am) so interested in the subject.

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:56:32pm
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Kragar  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:57:29pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:57:51pm

re: #217 Kragar

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What the fuck does that even mean?

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:58:22pm

re: #227 Nojay UK

If the West Bank becomes an autonomous Palestinian state what happens to the Israeli settlers living there, some of them who are second and third-generation inhabitants on land they believe is part of the true Israel?

The same thing that happened to settlers in Gaza and in Sinai, some of whom had been there from 1967 onwards (until 1982/1989 in Sinai) and 2005 in Gaza.

The Israeli government will relocate those folks, building new housing for them.

The far right in Israel would put up a huge fight about losing territory in the West Bank, particularly if there’s a militarization of the West Bank, where an attack across the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv axis could split Israel in two due to the short distances involved. But it is a possibility, not without precedent in the Arab-Israeli conflict (land for peace).

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 3:59:42pm

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

What the fuck does that even mean?

Forget it, he’s rolling.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:00:14pm

re: #229 BeachDem

OK, what does “pencil not O” mean? And how does it prove Obama didn’t write it? (Inquiring minds want to know but do NOT want to go to his crap website.)

Well, there’s no way to know where the post-it note came from, or who wrote it, or when. In Chuck’s weird brain this means it’s PROOF.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:02:16pm

What I’d like to know about the ‘Pro-Israel’ platform planks is - do they propose policies which the GOP actually believes are in the longterm interest of Israel? Do they support not just its survival in the near term, but going on into the future where more Muslims are governed by Israel than Jews? Or are they really just about screwing Palestinians as hard as possible?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:03:35pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

Well, there’s no way to know where the post-it note came from, or who wrote it, or when. In Chuck’s weird brain this means it’s PROOF.

Is the manuscript written in pencil?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:03:39pm
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:03:50pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

Pencil not O is the proof? Seriously? That’s mighty thin proof. Which is to say not proof.

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:05:32pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

Well, there’s no way to know where the post-it note came from, or who wrote it, or when. In Chuck’s weird brain this means it’s PROOF.

Quick get Trey Gowdy on the horn pronto!

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:06:00pm

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

What I’d like to know about the ‘Pro-Israel’ platform planks is - do they propose policies which the GOP actually believes are in the longterm interest of Israel? Do they support not just its survival in the near term, but going on into the future where more Muslims are governed by Israel than Jews? Or are they really just about screwing Palestinians as hard as possible?

I think two motives are relevant for this part of the GOP platform. 1) screwing the Palestinians, and 2) setting things up to align with the authors’ second coming fantasies.

Any explanation of GOP motives that make reference to real world cause and effect is categorically mistaken. Republicans are completely detached from reality.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:07:11pm

It’s kinda cute

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:09:52pm
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Bubblehead II  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:10:51pm

Night Lizards. I came, I lurked and yes, I did post. Sleep well.

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BeachDem  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:11:09pm

re: #242 Charles Johnson

Well, there’s no way to know where the post-it note came from, or who wrote it, or when. In Chuck’s weird brain this means it’s PROOF.

Well, now it all makes perfect sense!
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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:11:15pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:11:18pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

I got out of the boat.

Why did Barack Obama cross out the fact that his grandfather was a Muslim? Or did someone else cross it out? Was it Bill Ayers? Help us answer the questions the mainstream media won’t: send tips to editor@gotnews.com or support the site at gotnews.com.

oh for fucks sake

We now take Paypal and Bitcoin!
Research takes time and money. Anything you can do to help out is sincerely appreciated!

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:11:54pm

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

Just ignore all the other polls and focus on the one that shows Donald within the MOE. Stupid!

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His tweets amount to ads to sell Trump.

He is selling a winner image so every little thing that paints him a winner will be pumped up. Everything that shows he may not be winning gets ignored.

We all know from experience what’s in the box often times falls far short of what was in the picture and how it was explained in the copy.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:11:57pm

re: #250 Charles Johnson

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More typical conservative whiny bullshit it seems to me. It’s not Facebook’s fault that wingnuts choose not to work for them.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:12:14pm

re: #250 Charles Johnson

Of that list, mens rights activists, social conservatives and ‘all lives matter’ types are categorically bigots. Including them in anything is like tossing shit into a salad for extra flavor.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:13:06pm

I mean….really. Come. On.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:13:13pm

re: #257 EPR-radar

Of that list, mens rights activists, social conservatives and ‘all lives matter’ types are categorically bigots. Including them in anything is like tossing shit into a salad for extra flavor.

It’s also not Facebook’s job to give jobs to conservatives. Go for it Milo, show that you’re a waste of time and space.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:13:27pm

re: #254 gocart mozart

I got out of the boat.

oh for fucks sake

The whole thing is a grift. He’s trying to make money off a manuscript he doesn’t own the rights to publish. I hope Random House slaps him with a lawsuit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:13:38pm

re: #246 lawhawk

Pencil not O is the proof? Seriously? That’s mighty thin proof. Which is to say not proof.

My dream is to witness CCJ in a courtroom being cross examined. It might kill him, or at the very lest poop in his pants.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:14:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:14:27pm

re: #261 I Would Prefer Not To

My dream is to witness CCJ in a courtroom being cross examined. It might kill him, or at the very lest poop in his pants.

Knowing him, he’d probably show up to the courtroom drunk as a skunk.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:14:43pm

re: #258 Jenner7

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I mean….really. Come. On.

This man is in a tie with Clinton in the national polls. Let that sink in for a minute.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:15:28pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

JAMES WOODS HAS TEH SADS==>

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WHO LET THOSE BLACK MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE???!!!!!

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:15:50pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Or aren’t smart enough to be hired by them.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:16:18pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

JAMES WOODS HAS TEH SADS==>

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Really that’s everything that’s wrong with the US in one selfie? I would think that it would be anyone with your hero, Mr. Trump. Woods may be a talented actor but politics wise he’s up there with Nugent, Hank Williams, Jr as an ignorant bigoted asshole.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:16:21pm

Evening Lizardim from the hot and humid wild north country. I survived a vacation to fish country, with only a minimum of wingnut whinging from the fishfolk. It was a great, relaxing time away from the stresses of American politics; we shot fireworks, I repaired the wiring harness for Mrs. Fish’s big brown Lincoln - which was burned in the engine fire last fall - alongside my electrical engineer brother-in-law, we all went to the county fair together and watched the kids ride and ate too much junk food. My father is in great health, considering he just got released from the hospital for his heart surgery; he was getting around perfectly well, and was restraining himself from trying to do too much work. Earlier tonight, I took the previously-mentioned repaired wiring and installed it in the car; hopefully, I will have her running and on the road by the weekend. How go things among the lizardfolk tonight? What remarkable amazing things happened in my absence?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:16:29pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

WHO LET THOSE BLACK MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE???!!!!!

That looks like a Photoshop but it wouldn’t surprise me if Obama met Deray at the White House & Deray tweeted a selfie with POTUS.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:17:13pm

re: #265 Charles Johnson

WHO LET THOSE BLACK MEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE???!!!!!

IT’S CALLED THE “WHITE” HOUSE FOR A REASON YOU LIBTARDS!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:17:22pm

re: #269 The Vicious Babushka

That looks like a Photoshop but it wouldn’t surprise me if Obama met Deray at the White House & Deray tweeted a selfie with POTUS.

Yeah I thought it looked like a photoshop as well but even if Obama did meet with DeRay, so the fuck what. Woods’ candidate of choice can’t even bring himself to condemn David fucking Duke.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:17:44pm

re: #268 thedopefishlives

Evening Lizardim from the hot and humid wild north country. I survived a vacation to fish country, with only a minimum of wingnut whinging from the fishfolk. It was a great, relaxing time away from the stresses of American politics; we shot fireworks, I repaired the wiring harness for Mrs. Fish’s big brown Lincoln - which was burned in the engine fire last fall - alongside my electrical engineer brother-in-law, we all went to the county fair together and watched the kids ride and ate too much junk food. My father is in great health, considering he just got released from the hospital for his heart surgery; he was getting around perfectly well, and was restraining himself from trying to do too much work. Earlier tonight, I took the previously-mentioned repaired wiring and installed it in the car; hopefully, I will have her running and on the road by the weekend. How go things among the lizardfolk tonight? What remarkable amazing things happened in my absence?

Nothing. The world is still insane.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:18:04pm

Was Woods always a right wing asshole or did he become one because of 9/11? In any case, it’s actually sad. I like his work but politically he really is a pathetic ass.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:18:47pm

re: #273 HappyWarrior

What he was doesn’t matter. What he is is all that counts.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:20:55pm

re: #274 Skip Intro

What he was doesn’t matter. What he is is all that counts.

Oh no doubt about it, I was just curious honestly. FWIW I think “born again”(ideologically speaking here not religious) wingnuts are some of the most disturbing kind.

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fern01  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:21:34pm

re: #57 GlutenFreeJesus

What’s actually amazing is that the race, at least as it appears now, is so fucking close. Wtf is wrong with half this* country?!

*typo

Same as what is wrong with 52% of the UK - White folks blame every last negative thing that happens to them on those “others” and the media supports those thoughts 100%

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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:21:50pm

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

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I wonder what the over/under for the number of days after the Republican Convention is for when Trump will retweet the infamous “14 Words”. At this rate, I would not be surprised at all if it happens before September 1.

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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:22:39pm

re: #277 Bill and Opus for 2016!

I wonder what the over/under for the number of days after the Republican Convention is for when Trump will retweet the infamous “14 Words”. At this rate, I would not be surprised at all if it happens before September 1.

Same odds as having 88 chairs, or 8 rows of 8.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:23:23pm

re: #218 EPR-radar

Justice Ginsberg has done nothing wrong. She has simply stated some basic facts about Donald Trump that are: 1) completely obvious to even the most casual observer, and 2) completely disqualify him from the presidency.

Facts already in evidence. She hasn’t said anything about 200 million people haven’t thought and or said. What the Trump going to do, get everyone fired, replaced, booted out or cut off?

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Timothy Watson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:24:17pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

JAMES WOODS HAS TEH SADS==>

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Yep, photoshopped wingnut memes are what’s wrong with the country.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:24:20pm

re: #279 ObserverArt

Facts already in evidence. She hasn’t said anything about 200 million people haven’t thought and or said. What the Trump going to do, get everyone fired, replaced, booted out or cut off?

If he could, yeah that’s exactly what he’d do.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:24:44pm

re: #280 Timothy Watson

Yep, photoshopped wingnut memes are what’s wrong with the country.

Regret, only one upding, etc., etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:25:33pm

re: #280 Timothy Watson

Yep, photoshopped wingnut memes are what’s wrong with the country.

Absolutely. Unfortunately so many people think they’re clever by reposting memes they find on the internet.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:26:24pm

re: #280 Timothy Watson

Yep, photoshopped wingnut memes are what’s wrong with the country.

Let’s cut to the chase. Wingnuts/Republicans are what’s wrong with the country.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:27:03pm

re: #283 HappyWarrior

Absolutely. Unfortunately so many people think they’re clever by reposting memes they find on the internet.

Trump especially.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:27:39pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:27:51pm

heh

The City of Cleveland isn’t going to cater to bigots and just to be sure, they changed an existing city law that let businesses decide the bathroom rules. Businesses used to be able to discriminate by to disallowing trans people to use a bathroom aligning with their gender identity, but no more.

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CuriousLurker  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:28:05pm

re: #258 Jenner7

GAAAHHH! I can read his effiing word salad—the repetitions every sentence or two are mind-numbing. That and he talks like some high school bully overcompensating for his inadequacies. Speaking of, did y’all notice how tiny Mike Pence’s hands are?

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:28:20pm

re: #285 The Vicious Babushka

Trump especially.

Trump is an incarnation of a Free Republic comment board.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:28:48pm

re: #282 thedopefishlives

Regret, only one upding, etc., etc.

I still think Charles should allow one “super upding” per week or month, 10 ups for a particularly outstanding post…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:28:58pm

re: #284 EPR-radar

Let’s cut to the chase. Wingnuts/Republicans are what’s wrong with the country.

I said it a couple weeks back but I look at what Obama has been able to accomplish despite an opposition that hates him, wishes him to fail, and thinks he doesn’t love this country and I wonder what he could if the Republican party and right wing in this country weren’t so damned hateful and insane and it just makes me sad. I blame the right for the division we face in this country. The day Obama literally took the of office, Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan were meeting and trying to come up with ways that they’d derail him and then there was Mitch McConnell who said his goal was to make POTUS a one term president. But yet Obama’s “divided us” if you see the idiotic memes.

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wrenchwench  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:29:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:29:30pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Ha good one Cleveland.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:31:10pm

re: #289 EPR-radar

Trump is an incarnation of a Free Republic comment board.

Without the education. Really, Trump appears to be the stupidest man to ever run for president. The thing that disturbs me is that people like him in other countries are winning elections.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:31:36pm

Wonderful

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Timothy Watson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:31:50pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

JAMES WOODS HAS TEH SADS==>

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It’s obviously shopped and it’s from InfoWars. The Oval Room picture is probably from Clinton’s term, but I can’t find a picture with blue wallpapering. This is the closest I can find from the blinds and the rug:
gettyimages.com

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:32:47pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

What that means is all the heavily armed Republicans descending on Cleveland are going to go into bathrooms with weapons drawn.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:33:04pm

Deray’s timeline said no phones allowed.

Wingnuts gonna wing so beautifully!

lol

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calochortus  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:33:10pm

re: #262 The Vicious Babushka

JAMES WOODS HAS TEH SADS==>

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If that isn’t a Photoshop, who took and released the photo?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:33:16pm

heh, I just saw that DeRay had retweeted this one:

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:34:40pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

The horror. The GOP convention organizers will just have to deputize some brown shirts to act as a quasi-official committee for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice with heavily fortified positions in front of every bathroom in the convention center.

They just need to be careful to not do a background check on any of their volunteers.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:35:25pm

At least DeRay actually fights for what his believes in. Unlike the wingnut Twitter warriors who like to act like a bunch of tough guys from their computers by threatening people with their gunz.

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:36:02pm

re: #294 Skip Intro

Without the education. Really, Trump appears to be the stupidest man to ever run for president. The thing that disturbs me is that people like him in other countries are winning elections.

I think the bottom line is that people vote based on their grievances, and whether these grievances are real or imaginary is basically irrelevant.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:36:14pm

re: #296 Timothy Watson

It’s obviously shopped and it’s from InfoWars. The Oval Room picture is probably from Clinton’s term, but I can’t find a picture with blue wallpapering. This is the closest I can find from the blinds and the rug:
gettyimages.com

Yup. Still the stupids will fall for whatever fits their fantasy life.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:36:40pm

re: #299 calochortus

If that isn’t a Photoshop, who took and released the photo?

If that isn’t a photoshop, how is DeRay standing and Obama appears to be sitting, and in different lighting?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:37:00pm

re: #304 Skip Intro

Yup. Still the stupids will fall for whatever fits their fantasy life.

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It was obviously a shop.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:38:22pm

re: #305 Blind Frog Belly White

If that isn’t a photoshop, how is DeRay standing and Obama appears to be sitting, and in different lighting?

Yeah, that lighting change is pretty drastic.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:38:56pm

Waiting for the rains to come. Please rains, hurry up!

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:39:06pm

re: #303 EPR-radar

I think the bottom line is that people vote based on their grievances, and whether these grievances are real or imaginary is basically irrelevant.

We now have a grievance industry manufacturing one of the most profitable items in America. Hell, Hannity and Limbaugh have their own jets.

Fear sells.

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Jenner7  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:39:21pm

These recent polls are reflecting Hillary’s non indictment week. It could have been worse. I expect them to go back up.

It’s a damn good thing the investigation wrapped up when it did.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:39:59pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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That’s my Cleveland!

Oh it is going to be so very interesting watching this as an Ohioan that grew up not that far from Cleveland, went there all the time and have followed sports from that town from all the ball sports to their old IndyCar race at Burke Lakefront. And a lot of great concerts!

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:40:06pm
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Timothy Watson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:40:07pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

It was obviously a shop.

Yep, there’s a white halo around Obama because someone doesn’t know how to use magic wand.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:40:10pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

It was obviously a shop.

Given that the walls of the Oval Office have stripey wallpaper, yeah.

Yipes! Stripes!
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lawhawk  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:40:35pm

re: #296 Timothy Watson

I can’t locate a recent image of the blue wall covering either.

whitehousemuseum.org

flickr.com

Both show a light beige pattern on the walls in recent years.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:40:37pm

re: #310 Jenner7

Come on now. It will never wrap up. Investigating Hillary will be the only thing on the House agenda this fall.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:41:42pm

re: #314 Blind Frog Belly White

Given that the walls of the Oval Office have stripey wallpaper, yeah.

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See for me, it was the way that DeRay and President Obama looked. I can’t explain it but it just didn’t look like a natural image of two people. But yes that too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:41:48pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Waiting for the rains to come. Please rains, hurry up!

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MrBWS says hurry up and make a pie for him in case your power goes out…

;)

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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:42:27pm

re: #190 Kragar

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:43:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:43:02pm

re: #312 Stanley Sea

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He can relate to it since he’s no doubt experienced it. That’s why Obama more than most politicians can speak with real authority about police abuses.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:43:51pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS says hurry up and make a pie for him in case your power goes out…

;)

MrBWS just informed me that I forgot to say “please”.

I am abashed…

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EPR-radar  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:43:53pm

re: #316 Skip Intro

Come on now. It will never wrap up. Investigating Hillary will be the only thing on the House agenda this fall.

Investigating threatening Democrats, cutting taxes on the rich and waging war at will are the only legitimate functions of government.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:43:54pm

re: #317 HappyWarrior

See for me, it was the way that DeRay and President Obama looked. I can’t explain it but it just didn’t look like a natural image of two people. But yes that too.

No, that’s the clearest indicator. DeRay’s clearly standing, and Obama’s just as clearly seated. Then there’s the lighting. And the background.

I mean, overall it’s just a really crude photoshop probably not even meant to fool anyone, but that’s confirmation bias for you. If you want to believe it, it MUST BE true!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:44:39pm

re: #318 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS says hurry up and make a pie for him in case your power goes out…

;)

The power has been going out a lot recently. DTE says it’s “equipment failure” which for some reason only affects 6 houses on this block, houses across the street and further down the block have no power outage at all.

I wouldn’t mind at all if they said “Your power will be out from 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM while we upgrade the transformer for your block.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:46:20pm

re: #323 EPR-radar

Investigating threatening Democrats, cutting taxes on the rich and waging war at will are the only legitimate functions of government.

But we have to abuse the tools and privileges of government to keep our enemies from getting their hands on the tools and privileges of government, because they might use them!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:47:48pm

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

The power has been going out a lot recently. DTE says it’s “equipment failure” which for some reason only affects 6 houses on this block, houses across the street and further down the block have no power outage at all.

I wouldn’t mind at all if they said “Your power will be out from 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM while we upgrade the transformer for your block.”

Aging infrastructure and grid that no one wants to pay for upgrades.
Even though the outage costs are waaaaay higher.
Sad but true.

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Frankie Five Angels  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:48:10pm

re: #146 Tigger2

You expand Medicare and the bills get paid. You don’t, and those with insurance get stuck paying the tab, and everyone’s expenses go up. Fiscally conservative? You Republicans are some evil motherfuckers.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:48:43pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh, I just saw that DeRay had retweeted this one:

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That looks photoshopped too!

Heh, Really look at the flatness in the lighting that make DeRay’s knee and a couple of the cops on the his left look like they are not really touching the ground.

As a fan of Photoshop, I find it kinda strange that every image gets questioned now because of it. And then you see something so obvious as to DeRay taking a selfie and come on, what?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:51:29pm

re: #324 Blind Frog Belly White

No, that’s the clearest indicator. DeRay’s clearly standing, and Obama’s just as clearly seated. Then there’s the lighting. And the background.

I mean, overall it’s just a really crude photoshop probably not even meant to fool anyone, but that’s confirmation bias for you. If you want to believe it, it MUST BE true!

Right. This is definitely confirmation bias.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:51:35pm

re: #329 ObserverArt

That looks photoshopped too!

Heh, Really look at the flatness in the lighting that make DeRay’s knee and a couple of the cops on the his left look like they are not really touching the ground.

As a fan of Photoshop, I find it kinda strange that every image gets questioned now because of it. And then you see something so obvious as to DeRay taking a selfie and come on, what?

Flash effect.

My Mom was 4’11” at her very tallest, while my Dad was 6’. There’s a picture of them together in which, because all the light’s coming from the same place as the camera, the pic doesn’t show their shadows. He appears to be holding her in midair.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:51:37pm
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No Country For Old Haters  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:52:19pm

re: #217 Kragar


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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:52:26pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

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But what about the pixel sizes?!?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:52:26pm

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

MrBWS is now giving me a YUUUGE and very technical lecture about DTE’s grid and why you are having the problems on your street.

I should never have brought up the possibility of pie…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:52:58pm

re: #332 Charles Johnson

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Oh this has its origins with Alex Jones. Shocker.

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wrenchwench  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:53:33pm

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS is now giving me a YUUUGE and very technical lecture about DTE’s grid and why you are having the problems on your street.

I should never have brought up the possibility of pie…

LOL, but with sympathy.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:54:29pm

So though OT but I’ve been learning a little about citizenship laws and such since ancestry.com just released a ton of naturalization records. For the longest time, a non citizen could gain citizenship by marrying one. I have no doubt that this is what happened with many of the older generations in my family.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:54:30pm

re: #329 ObserverArt

That looks photoshopped too!

Heh, Really look at the flatness in the lighting that make DeRay’s knee and a couple of the cops on the his left look like they are not really touching the ground.

As a fan of Photoshop, I find it kinda strange that every image gets questioned now because of it. And then you see something so obvious as to DeRay taking a selfie and come on, what?

That actually is a real news photo. I found the source info the other night.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:56:20pm

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

The power has been going out a lot recently. DTE says it’s “equipment failure” which for some reason only affects 6 houses on this block, houses across the street and further down the block have no power outage at all.

I wouldn’t mind at all if they said “Your power will be out from 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM while we upgrade the transformer for your block.”

That’s happened in my neighborhood. In our case, there is a fuse on one of the poles just behind my house in the alley. It serves about 8 houses on my side of the street. My neighbor to the north of me can have lights and a row of house south of him are out. It blows out sometimes in the summer with everyone running air conditioning on homes that are turn of the 20th Century. The service to the area was never designed for the loads. That is my thinking anyway, and I’m sticking to it!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:56:24pm

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS is now giving me a YUUUGE and very technical lecture about DTE’s grid and why you are having the problems on your street.

I should never have brought up the possibility of pie…

What’s his favorite? LOL.

Srsly I got a call this afternoon from DTE wanting to know how they performed during the last 3 power outages. I’m like REPLACE THE FREAKING TRANSFORMER AND I’LL TELL YOU.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 4:58:12pm

Meanwhile, across the pond,

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sagehen  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:00:23pm

re: #243 Blind Frog Belly White

What I’d like to know about the ‘Pro-Israel’ platform planks is - do they propose policies which the GOP actually believes are in the longterm interest of Israel? Do they support not just its survival in the near term, but going on into the future where more Muslims are governed by Israel than Jews? Or are they really just about screwing Palestinians as hard as possible?

It’s about creating the hypothetical Greater Israel (tm) prophesied in Revelations. So no, Israel’s longterm survival is not part of the plan. Great battle on the plains of Meggido (aka armageddon), after which 144,000 of the Jews will become born-again Christians and the rest will be burned alive. Then Jesus comes back.

There’s also a red heifer in the story, tearing down the Dome of the Rock to rebuild the Temple on the site, a 7-headed dragon rising from the seas and a One-World Government led by the Secretary-General of the UN and… I’m not sure it’s in exactly that order.

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:01:24pm

re: #331 Blind Frog Belly White

Flash effect.

My Mom was 4’11” at her very tallest, while my Dad was 6’. There’s a picture of them together in which, because all the light’s coming from the same place as the camera, the pic doesn’t show their shadows. He appears to be holding her in midair.

I failed to mention I don’t think the image of DeRay being arrested is shopped. It is because of the lighting. I was just joking about how you “could” say it was photoshopped.

That’s what I get for again having too many things going at one time. I also have a Behind the Music-Deep Purple YouTube playing on another computer.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:04:13pm

re: #343 sagehen

It’s about creating the hypothetical Greater Israel (tm) prophesied in Revelations. So no, Israel’s longterm survival is not part of the plan. Great battle on the plains of Meggido (aka armageddon), after which 144,000 of the Jews will become born-again Christians and the rest will be burned alive. Then Jesus comes back.

There’s also a red heifer in the story, tearing down the Dome of the Rock to rebuild the Temple on the site, a 7-headed dragon rising from the seas and a One-World Government led by the Secretary-General of the UN and… I’m not sure it’s in exactly that order.

All this just because an old guy in Patmos was pissed off at the Romans. It’s been two fucking thousand years! Let it go, already!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:05:16pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:06:49pm
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Bass Reeves  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:07:33pm

re: #344 ObserverArt

So, we’ve already got the tweets saying no phones allowed in the office, it’s not the actual background of the oval office currently, why is this still a conversation?

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CleverToad  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:07:49pm

Speaking of the conventions, I found these in my mother’s vast collection of miscellany. It’s a pair of complete TV Guides for central/western Carolina (Durham) in August 1956. They’re five months younger than I am and in slightly better shape; about a dozen pages of coverage for the Democratic and Republican conventions held that year.

Seems like they ought to be worth something, but where would one go to sell something like this? How would one set a price? I’ve never messed with eBay or Craigslist, any recommendations from someone who has?

1956 Convention TV Guides
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calochortus  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:09:06pm

re: #348 Bass Reeves

So, we’ve already got the tweets saying no phones allowed in the office, it’s not the actual background of the oval office currently, why is this still a conversation?

We’re bored.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:09:57pm

re: #349 CleverToad

Speaking of the conventions, I found these in my mother’s vast collection of miscellany. It’s a pair of complete TV Guides for central/western Carolina (Durham) in August 1956. They’re five months younger than I am and in slightly better shape; about a dozen pages of coverage for the Democratic and Republican conventions held that year.

Seems like they ought to be worth something, but where would one go to sell something like this? How would one set a price? I’ve never messed with eBay or Craigslist, any recommendations from someone who has?

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See here.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:10:00pm

re: #350 calochortus

We’re bored.

Don’t want to go bring the trash cans back in or wash out the cat fountain or dust the fan blades or write or cooker dinner.

Want a nap.

Hate summer.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:11:37pm

re: #352 klys (maker of Silmarils)

…fuck it, I’m just leaving the typo as is. Because it’s that kind of day with that level of mental engagement.

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calochortus  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:12:10pm

re: #352 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Don’t want to go bring the trash cans back in or wash out the cat fountain or dust the fan blades or write or cooker dinner.

Want a nap.

Hate summer.

But you have A/C !

I don’t want to do anything either, but I need to make dinner and get ready for book club at my house this evening.

Catch you all later.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:12:15pm

Well, there is certainly something wrong with somebody here==>

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ObserverArt  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:12:23pm

re: #348 Bass Reeves

So, we’ve already got the tweets saying no phones allowed in the office, it’s not the actual background of the oval office currently, why is this still a conversation?

I was talking about Photoshop and what it has done to the overall acceptance of images. Sorry.

Got too much going and may have messed up the flow…later.

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austin_blue  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:13:38pm

My 4:00 checklist today.

1) 100 degrees outside? Check!
2) 111 degree heat index? Check!
3) Going for a nice walk? Not on your fucking life!

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majii  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:13:56pm

re: #352 klys (maker of Silmarils)

LOL. Welcome to the club. I’ve been “making” homemade lasagne for about four hours now. So far, all I’ve done is wash the pans and utensils I’ll be using. I’m the world’s worst procrastinator, but somehow, I get things done. I just do them at my own pace.

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teleskiguy  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:15:45pm
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majii  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:16:16pm

re: #355 The Vicious Babushka

This tool doesn’t seem to realize that federal judge-ships are lifetime appointments. He’s seems so sure that he can fire SCAJ Ginsberg on his first day in office, but then again, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because, after all, this is the dude who thinks there are 12 Articles in the constitution.

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:17:59pm

Heh.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:18:43pm

I am so sick of seeing Trump’s face EVERY SINGLE DAY I want to move to Europe. Is he ever going to go away again? He is truly the most horrible person in the country, and the media can’t seem to give him enough free face time to spew his ignorance and hatred.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:21:35pm

re: #362 Skip Intro

I am so sick of seeing Trump’s face EVERY SINGLE DAY I want to move to Europe. Is he ever going to go away again? He is truly the most horrible person in the country, and the media can’t seem to give him enough free face time to spew his ignorance and hatred.

I want Trump to move to 90 degrees south latitude. It’s him that needs to be run out of the country, not the rest of us.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:22:29pm

This stupid debunked meme is getting spammed all over Twitter by stupid people

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:23:30pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:23:31pm

re: #358 majii

LOL. Welcome to the club. I’ve been “making” homemade lasagne for about four hours now. So far, all I’ve done is wash the pans and utensils I’ll be using. I’m the world’s worst procrastinator, but somehow, I get things done. I just do them at my own pace.

I have to unload the dishwasher and reload it and thaw out the meat for dinner because I forgot to buy some unthawed (thankfully I did have some in the freezer) and at that point I can probably deal with the cat fountain but argh. It feels like another night where I will be doing work until 10pm.

And I really want that nap. Not feeling all that well.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:23:52pm

Somebody should tell the morons Tweeting the above stupid debunked meme that the White House DID “light up” for the 5 police officers IN WHITE. They should be happy!

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:24:27pm
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Tigger2  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:24:32pm

re: #361 gocart mozart

Heh.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:24:36pm

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

This stupid debunked meme is getting spammed all over Twitter by stupid people

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He had the flags at half mast. FFS these people just want to be outraged. They believe any Anti-Obama meme they can find because they truly want their opinion of Obama re-enforced, the facts be damned.

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:24:44pm

So this just happened, well written and well delivered.

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:25:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:26:01pm

re: #365 gocart mozart

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The most powerful woman in American politics who can’t even get on the ballot in all 50 states. Sure. Keep on chasing that unicorn.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:27:06pm

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

What’s his favorite? LOL.

Srsly I got a call this afternoon from DTE wanting to know how they performed during the last 3 power outages. I’m like REPLACE THE FREAKING TRANSFORMER AND I’LL TELL YOU.

Any pie is his favorite.

And MrBWS says replacing the transformer won’t fix the problem (it’s something else blowing the transformer fuses).

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:27:20pm

re: #365 gocart mozart

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:27:25pm

re: #344 ObserverArt

I failed to mention I don’t think the image of DeRay being arrested is shopped. It is because of the lighting. I was just joking about how you “could” say it was photoshopped.

That’s what I get for again having too many things going at one time. I also have a Behind the Music-Deep Purple YouTube playing on another computer.

I figured. It just reminded me of the pic of Mom and Dad.

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danarchy  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:27:27pm

re: #296 Timothy Watson

It’s obviously shopped and it’s from InfoWars. The Oval Room picture is probably from Clinton’s term, but I can’t find a picture with blue wallpapering. This is the closest I can find from the blinds and the rug:
gettyimages.com

yeah that is the oval office from the show State of Affairs

Image: soa_01_oval_office_7.jpg

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:27:43pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

I thought her name was Jill Who.

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:28:22pm

re: #378 Skip Intro

I thought her name was Jill Who.

Who?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:29:08pm

re: #371 Franklin

So this just happened, well written and well delivered.

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Awesome.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:29:50pm

re: #379 Franklin

Who?

Exactly.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:30:34pm

re: #349 CleverToad

Speaking of the conventions, I found these in my mother’s vast collection of miscellany. It’s a pair of complete TV Guides for central/western Carolina (Durham) in August 1956. They’re five months younger than I am and in slightly better shape; about a dozen pages of coverage for the Democratic and Republican conventions held that year.

Seems like they ought to be worth something, but where would one go to sell something like this? How would one set a price? I’ve never messed with eBay or Craigslist, any recommendations from someone who has?

[Embedded content]

Ebay.

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majii  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:30:42pm

re: #370 HappyWarrior

If this president kissed each of their *sses, they still wouldn’t be satisfied. I’ve always thought that there was something wrong with individuals who always have something to gripe about. If they aren’t on blood pressure meds, they probably will be one day. There’s no way one can sustain a constant level of outrage and not damage one’s body mentally and/or physically. There’s one thing I’m very happy about, though, and it’s that I don’t live in these individuals’ homes with them. For those who do, I can imagine their lives are very stressful.

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:31:00pm

re: #380 HappyWarrior

Awesome.

POTUS is on the phone now to hire their speech writers. It was, perfect.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:31:11pm

re: #368 gocart mozart

That’s the fanciest strip club I’ve ever seen.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:31:31pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

The most powerful woman in American politics who can’t even get on the ballot in all 50 states. Sure. Keep on chasing that unicorn.

Isn’t a jill stein what women get served beer in?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:31:52pm

re: #386 Belafon

Isn’t a jill stein what women get served beer in?

Ha! Get outta here.

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kirkspencer  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:33:02pm

re: #344 ObserverArt

I failed to mention I don’t think the image of DeRay being arrested is shopped. It is because of the lighting. I was just joking about how you “could” say it was photoshopped.

That’s what I get for again having too many things going at one time. I also have a Behind the Music-Deep Purple YouTube playing on another computer.

Gold drapes and blue rug. The current oval office is a beige rug and (depending on light and such) brown to off-orange drapes.

Sorry, I gotta go with shopped.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:33:08pm

Typical insane wingnut Tweet==>

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:34:38pm

That ESPY’s intro will be criticized obviously. I haven’t rewatched it, but by my count:

Mentions of ‘Black Lives Matter’: 0
Praise for Police: 1
Call for black athletes to do a better job in their communities: lots.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:35:06pm

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Typical insane wingnut Tweet==>

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DeRay is a “criminal” but yet the police who shoot unarmed people are just doing their jobs.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:35:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:35:54pm

re: #390 Franklin

That ESPY’s intro will be criticized obviously. I haven’t rewatched it, but by my count:

Mentions of ‘Black Lives Matter’: 0
Praise for Police: 1
Call for black athletes to do a better job in their communities: lots.

The wingnuts will just hear the names mentioned and see it as an attack on the police.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:37:07pm

re: #379 Franklin

Who?

She’s on first.

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Belafon  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:37:49pm

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Typical insane wingnut Tweet==>

[Embedded content]

So, DeRay holds an honor also held by Frederick Douglass and MLK.

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:38:21pm

Ha!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:38:22pm

Automatic Blocking Function triggered

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:39:02pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:39:58pm

re: #378 Skip Intro

I thought her name was Jill Who.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:40:54pm

re: #392 Charles Johnson

So this is what the diplomatic President Trump would be like. “Apologize to me if you know what’s good for you.”

Is there a stage above Malignant Narcissist that Trump would fall in to?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:41:10pm

Baby Whiplash thinks this Photoshop is real==>

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:41:31pm

re: #397 The Vicious Babushka

Automatic Blocking Function triggered

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Why not just put ASSHOLE in large letters. It would save him time.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:42:24pm

re: #402 HappyWarrior

The Flag of Treason does that already.

404
HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:42:51pm

re: #403 Skip Intro

The Flag of Treason does that already.

Yep that was a give away for me too.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:43:03pm

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash thinks this Photoshop is real==>

[Embedded content]

“race riots” = douchecanoe code for, “WAHHHHH why won’t anyone listen to me and tell those uppity blacks to learn their place?!?!”

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:43:14pm

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash thinks this Photoshop is real==>

[Embedded content]

Harvard Law. Ha!

No wonder he has to tweet for money.

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Franklin  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:43:24pm

Trump:

Monday: Meatloaf
Tuesday: Kid Rock
Wednesday: Ted Nugent
Thursday: Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair

408
No Country For Old Haters  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:44:13pm

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Typical insane wingnut Tweet==>

[Embedded content]

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:44:43pm

re: #407 Franklin

You left out Dead George Washington.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:45:17pm

now how do you embed a tweet??

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:45:17pm

re: #409 Skip Intro

You left out Dead George Washington.

Nah, Dead Ronald Reagan.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:45:55pm

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash thinks this Photoshop is real==>

[Embedded content]

He must mean this one….

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:46:25pm

re: #411 HappyWarrior

No, really. I’m serious. Dead George Washington, Tuesday night.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:46:44pm

re: #411 HappyWarrior

Nah, Dead Ronald Reagan.

Actually, Dead George Washington is quite literally going to speak at the Republican National Convention.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:47:39pm

re: #413 Skip Intro

No, really. I’m serious. Dead George Washington, Tuesday night.

It’s only fair. In 2012, they were talking to empty chairs. In 2016, the empty chairs talk back.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:48:27pm

re: #414 thedopefishlives

Actually, Dead George Washington is quite literally going to speak at the Republican National Convention.

Oh an overweight guy in a tricorne hat who thinks he knows what George Washington would want for 2016 America?

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teleskiguy  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:48:27pm

re: #407 Franklin

[Embedded content]

Trump:

Monday: Meatloaf John Miller
Tuesday: Kid Rock D. Trump Jr.
Wednesday: Ted Nugent Melania Trump
Thursday: Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Donald Trump

FTFY

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:06pm

re: #414 thedopefishlives

Actually, Dead George Washington is quite literally going to speak at the Republican National Convention.

I’m curious whether they’re going to go beyond Washington’s actual words, and have the hologram spew their talking points, a la Dead Thomas Paine.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:26pm

re: #416 HappyWarrior

Oh an overweight guy in a tricorne hat who thinks he knows what George Washington would want for 2016 America?

From what I’ve heard here, they’re actually going to use a hologram. I have no idea whom they’re going to use as a model for said hologram, or if it’s going to be all cartoon-y.

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teleskiguy  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:32pm

re: #410 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

now how do you embed a tweet??

Just copy and past the URL for the tweet. I find it easiest to right click the timestamp.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:35pm

re: #416 HappyWarrior

Oh an overweight guy in a tricorne hat who thinks he knows what George Washington would want for 2016 America?

A hologram, apparently.

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bratwurst  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:37pm

re: #407 Franklin

[Embedded content]

Trump:

Monday: Meatloaf
Tuesday: Kid Rock
Wednesday: Ted Nugent
Thursday: Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:49:42pm

re: #412 Blind Frog Belly White

He must mean this one….

Embedded Image

But that was different. // Seriously though, I have no doubt at all that the white conservatives who love using MLK to put down DeRay and other African-American activists of today would been doing the same in MLK’s time and some of the older ones in fact were. You can only look at what the NRO was saying about Civil Rights in the 60’s.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:50:15pm

re: #421 Blind Frog Belly White

A hologram, apparently.

Jesus Christ they’re tacky.

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thedopefishlives  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:50:45pm

re: #424 HappyWarrior

Jesus Christ they’re tacky.

Because if it’s good enough for Tupac, it’s good enough for the first President of the United States.

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CleverToad  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:50:58pm

re: #351 The Vicious Babushka

See here.

Thank you!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:51:02pm

re: #424 HappyWarrior

Jesus Christ they’re tacky.

It’ll be the classiest hologram! Yooge!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:54:02pm

re: #423 HappyWarrior

But that was different. // Seriously though, I have no doubt at all that the white conservatives who love using MLK to put down DeRay and other African-American activists of today would been doing the same in MLK’s time and some of the older ones in fact were. You can only look at what the NRO was saying about Civil Rights in the 60’s.

In their minds, the only black people who can speak for black America are the ones who blame everything on Obama and say, “If you don’t want to get shot, comply! It’s that simple!”

You know, like Sheriff Clarke. Allen West. Those guys.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:54:13pm

that’s really all i have to say to him

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:54:56pm

re: #428 Blind Frog Belly White

In their minds, the only black people who can speak for black America are the ones who blame everything on Obama and say, “If you don’t want to get shot, comply! It’s that simple!”

You know, like Sheriff Clarke. Allen West. Those guys.

Yep. They only like African-Americans who put down other ones which is why they loved Bill Cosby until the whole rapey thing came to light.

431
Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:55:04pm

Trump is still too incompetent to actually follow through and release the list of speakers, but these people apparently have said they’ll do it. He’s got some real nutcases here, naturally.

Here’s who we know will be speaking.

Rep. Paul Ryan: the House speaker has encouraged party unity despite Trump’s contentious exchanges with establishment Republicans. Ryan told Politico he would speak. He’s expected to give a 10-minute address.

House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy will speak, giving an address about the House GOP’s agenda and building party unity, the Washington Post reported.

Sen. Ted Cruz announced he will speak at the convention last week. “Donald asked me to speak at the Republican convention and I told him I’d be happy to do so,” he told reporters.

Sen. Tom Cotton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that he will speak in Cleveland next week. “We’re waiting to nail down the final date and time, but I look forward to talking about our military and our veterans, and what we need to do to make sure that we’re serving them, so they can serve us,” he said.

Sen. Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will speak, but would not confirm more details.

Trump told an Ohio crowd earlier this month that Indiana’s legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight will speak at the convention.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday he’d speak during the first session of the convention in the afternoon. The attorney has brought high-profile cases against same-sex marriage and federal regulations in the past, including some that reached the Supreme Court, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Evangelical pastor Mark Burns will also speak on Monday night, Politico reported. This won’t be his first time taking the stage at a Trump-headlined event. He’s a regular opener for the presumptive GOP nominee at rallies.

Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani will also speak. The former mayor, who ran New York City during the 9/11 attacks and is extremely conservative on national security issues, has often defended Trump’s more controversial policies on homeland security.

The firebrandlunatic Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst — whose profile got a boost in 2014 with an ad about castrating pigs as a metaphor for taking on the Washington establishment — will have a prime-time speaking slot and will address the convention on national security, the Des Moines Register reported this week.

Tennessee’s Rep. Marsha Blackburn will speak as well, Politico reported.

Gov. Scott Walker told a CNN affiliate this month that he would speak at the RNC; despite criticizing Trump in the past, Walker has argued that not supporting Trump is akin to supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Gov. Mike Huckabee’s spokesman told reporters the former 2016 candidate and Arkansas governor would also speak, but it was unclear when.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be speaking as well, a strategist said.

nbcnews.com

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retired cynic  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:55:14pm

re: #184 FormerDirtDart

OMFG!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:55:49pm

re: #431 Skip Intro

Trump is still too incompetent to actually follow through and release the list of speakers, but these people apparently have said they’ll do it. He’s got some real nutcases here, naturally.

nbcnews.com

Bobby Knight? Will he be throwing Obama out of Clint Eastwood’s chair?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:56:28pm

What a bunch of diversity they got there though. They even have an Italian-American!

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KingKenrod  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:57:15pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:57:25pm

re: #419 thedopefishlives

From what I’ve heard here, they’re actually going to use a hologram. I have no idea whom they’re going to use as a model for said hologram, or if it’s going to be all cartoon-y.

It’s got to be this one.

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stpaulbear  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:57:41pm

re: #418 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m curious whether they’re going to go beyond Washington’s actual words, and have the hologram spew their talking points, a la Dead Thomas Paine.

Even if they try to use only statements that Washington actually said, you know they’re going to go to a bogus source and screw it up.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:58:22pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 5:58:33pm

re: #437 stpaulbear

Even if they try to use only statements that Washington actually said, you know they’re going to go to a bogus source and screw it up.

Naw, not a chance. David Barton is going to personally verify everything Washington says.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:00:05pm

OT: I’m reading David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Atlantic article on John Ziegler’s move to national talk radio for the first time and this jumped out at me:

How often a particular spot can run over and over before listeners just can’t stand it anymore is something else no one will talk about, but the evidence suggests that KFI sees its audience as either very patient and tolerant or almost catatonically inattentive. Canned ads for local sponsors like Robbins Bros. Jewelers, Sit ‘n Sleep Mattress, and the Power Auto Group play every couple hours, 24/7, until one knows every hitch and nuance. National saturation campaigns for products like Cortislim vary things somewhat by using both endorsements and canned spots. Pitches for caveat emptor—type nostrums like Avacor (for hair loss), Enzyte (“For natural male enhancement!”), and Altovis (“Helps fight daily fatigue!”) often repeat once an hour through the night. As of spring ‘04, though, the most frequent and concussive ads on KFI are for mortgage and home-refi companies—Green Light Financial, HMS Capital, Home Field Financial, Benchmark Lending. Over and over. Pacific Home Financial, U.S. Mortgage Capital, Crestline Funding, Advantix Lending. Reverse mortgages, negative amortization, adjustable rates, APR, FICO … where did all these firms come from? What were these guys doing five years ago? Why is KFI’s audience seen as so especially ripe and ready for refi? betterloans.com, lendingtree.com, Union Bank of California, on and on and on.

theatlantic.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:00:28pm

re: #407 Franklin

[Embedded content]

Trump:

Monday: Meatloaf
Tuesday: Kid Rock
Wednesday: Ted Nugent
Thursday: Clint Eastwood and Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair

Please tell me Biden is speaking at the DNC.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:00:54pm

re: #434 HappyWarrior

What a bunch of diversity they got there though. They even have an Italian-American!

What do you want to bet they spell his name “Guiliani”?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:01:42pm

re: #438 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Damn.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:01:45pm

re: #437 stpaulbear

Even if they try to use only statements that Washington actually said, you know they’re going to go to a bogus source and screw it up.

David Barton’s made-up Washington quotes of course.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:02:09pm

re: #441 I Would Prefer Not To

Please tell me Biden is speaking at the DNC.

I would hope so.

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Skip Intro  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:03:11pm

re: #442 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

What do you want to bet they spell his name “Guiliani”?

That’s Don Guiliani. Show some respect.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:03:43pm

re: #445 HappyWarrior

I would hope so.

He may be the best or at least the one who will not hold back.

448
Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:04:02pm

What ever happened to the Scott Brown for VP talk?

449
HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:04:02pm

re: #446 Skip Intro

That’s Don Guiliani. Show some respect.

“America’s Mayor”. Never liked Rudy that much. Always thought he was in love with his celebrity and less concerned with actually being mayor.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:05:04pm

re: #84 A Mom Anon

My very favorite part was about the bikers. Being there to protect FREEDUMB against THOUSANDS OF PROFESSIONAL LEFTWING AGITATORS. Bwhahaha. Man, is that a for real job? I’d sign up for that in a minute if it paid well.

On a side note though, I know bikers (well what passes for bikers these days at least) via The Husband having a Harley and I cannot for the life of me understand why so many of them are wingnuts. Spoiled, overprivleged and able to afford a Harley I guess. I just find it weird, it’s like the opposite of all that freedom and running the roads thing. ( Anyone who would like to purchase a nice as hell 2012 Road Glide Ultra with tons of aftermarket parts and less than 10K miles on it can contact me, I have the title to it even)

Overpriced Hardley Ablesons are guns for guys who can’t buy one. I’m familiar with the Ass Jewelry phenomenon, it comes on strong here in DFW on the first 80-degree weekend when all the Big Bad Dudes take their wives/girlfriends out for the yearly ride around the block.

The BBDs who have the guts/stupidity to ride TWICE in a season (without regularly practiced skills) are often found dead in a ditch at 2:30 A.M. after they fail to negotiate gentle curves in the dark on the way back from the bar(s). If the wife/GF is lucky, she stayed home that night… I’d guess about 4-5 guys a month die that way here in North TX in April-June. More if you count the young bucks on sportbikes who self-terminate after going too fast for road conditions.

I’m a little tongue-and-cheek here, everybody should ride and ride what they like and I have nothing against riding cruisers, but there’s a small subset of any group of “riders” who have to play to an image while ignoring the hard realities of operating a motorcycle. There’s a lot of money and blood wasted out there by people who prioritize looking cool over having skills.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:05:12pm

re: #437 stpaulbear

Even if they try to use only statements that Washington actually said, you know they’re going to go to a bogus source and screw it up.

“Good evening ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Cleveland, Ohio - or as we called it in my day, The Middle Of Nowhere! So, not so different from today, amirite?

“We’re here to celebrate a party that came into existence long after I was dead, primarily to fight against an institution in which I myself indulged. And when I say indulged, I mean indulged! I like my ‘brown sugar’ as much as the next man - unless the next man is Thomas Jefferson! Know what I mean? I think you do!

“And speaking of slavery, I’d like to give a shout-out to all the African Americans in the room. You’ve come a long way! Back when i was alive, you’d have been serving drinks to us! Oh, hey, I see that’s still what you’re doing! Well, at least you’re being paid, so that’s gotta count for SOMEthing, right?”

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teleskiguy  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:07:32pm

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teleskiguy  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:11:31pm

Dude, OMG!!! What a mess!

Facebook Post

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:11:45pm

re: #429 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

[Embedded content]

that’s really all i have to say to him

He’s a 4th grader. Way too immature for 7th grade.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:12:11pm

Another gem from my FB feed - from the NRA, LaPierre’s smarmy mug with the caption, “America was founded to escape the elites, but today they run the country.”

Bullshit. America was founded BY THE ELITES.

It’s taken 240 years to make it into some semblance of an equal society, and lately we’ve been going the other way, mostly because of the very people the NRA supports.

456
PhillyPretzel  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:12:15pm

re: #452 teleskiguy

I am happy for you and her. Teachers are still under appreciated by a lot of people. It is good to see things like this.

457
HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:12:31pm

re: #454 The Vicious Babushka

He’s a 4th grader. Way too immature for 7th grade.

[Embedded content]

Trump just cares about his skoooooooool.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:13:49pm

re: #440 Barefoot Grin

See CNN during the day:

Meso book
1.800.888.8888 call 8
Stair chair
Shade Co.

All day long.

459
HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:14:43pm

re: #455 Blind Frog Belly White

Another gem from my FB feed - from the NRA, LaPierre’s smarmy mug with the caption, “America was founded to escape the elites, but today they run the country.”

Bullshit. America was founded BY THE ELITES.

It’s taken 240 years to make it into some semblance of an equal society, and lately we’ve been going the other way, mostly because of the very people the NRA supprots.

Very much so. America was founded because our elites didn’t want an overseas empire to impose taxes on them. I don’t blame them for that and it was worthwhile cause but make no mistake about it, our country was founded by elites and for the first generation or so of the new Republic, only elites (read landowning white males) could vote.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:16:17pm

re: #436 Skip Intro

It’s got to be this one.

Embedded Image

It might be this one

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gocart mozart  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:23:22pm
462
makeitstop  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:29:34pm

re: #371 Franklin

So this just happened, well written and well delivered.

[Embedded content]

Could be more on the way. The Olympic Team might be doing something

The medal podium in Rio de Janeiro where Carmelo Anthony expects to receive his third Olympics gold medal next month might double as the stage for a coordinated act of protest about police brutality and racial tension in America.

The Knicks star certainly seems to be gearing up for some sort of political expression at the Olympics.

“For me, I do feel like this is a platform where we should - we as athletes, we as Americans - use it for something,” Anthony wrote in an essay published Wednesday in The Guardian. “Whether we make a statement out there or send a message, we can show the world that we’re united. Whatever way we want to do it, this is a chance to do something meaningful before an audience of billions.”

.

Melo bought a back page ad in the NY Daily News last Saturday.

I’m loving the activism of the NBA these days.

463
HappyWarrior  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:32:16pm

re: #462 makeitstop

Could be more on the way. The Olympic Team might be doing something

.

Melo bought a back page ad in the NY Daily News last Saturday.

Embedded Image

I’m loving the activism of the NBA these days.

I’ve never been a big Melo fan since he always came off as a selfish teammate to me but much respect for this. Melo, Lebron, and all these guys know this. My brother’s best friend is African-American and he was visiting the other day (my niece is his goddaughter) and he just has had so many experiences. I’m refreshed to see that my mom can see the problems because she always points out that whenever my brother drives with me, he has no problems but when he’s with his friend, there’s always a problem for the police.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:40:22pm

re: #343 sagehen

It’s about creating the hypothetical Greater Israel (tm) prophesied in Revelations. So no, Israel’s longterm survival is not part of the plan. Great battle on the plains of Meggido (aka armageddon), after which 144,000 of the Jews will become born-again Christians and the rest will be burned alive. Then Jesus comes back.

There’s also a red heifer in the story, tearing down the Dome of the Rock to rebuild the Temple on the site, a 7-headed dragon rising from the seas and a One-World Government led by the Secretary-General of the UN and… I’m not sure it’s in exactly that order.

“They’ll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we’re really lucky, they’ll do it in that order.”

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TedStriker  Jul 13, 2016 • 6:50:49pm

re: #425 thedopefishlives

Because if it’s good enough for Tupac, it’s good enough for the first President of the United States.

And Michael Jackson, as well as virtual J-pop stars.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 13, 2016 • 7:09:35pm

re: #462 makeitstop

Could be more on the way. The Olympic Team might be doing something

.

Melo bought a back page ad in the NY Daily News last Saturday.

Embedded Image

I’m loving the activism of the NBA these days.

I know it’s a dead thread, but wow Melo!. Thanks for posting it.

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austin_blue  Jul 13, 2016 • 11:00:43pm

re: #441 I Would Prefer Not To

Please tell me Biden is speaking at the DNC.

Yes. He’s going to repeat a Neil Kinnock speech, in full.

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Embattled GOP Senator Misleads Public on Planned Parenthood - Rewire Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) has long misstated that Planned Parenthood uses taxpayer dollars for abortion care in defiance of federal law. One of the most vulnerable Republicans in the U.S. Senate heading into the 2018 midterm elections, Heller now ...
Birth Control Works
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Another Democrat Starting Trump Impeachment Process Come on guys, get behind the bill. All of us. we should get behind this bill as it emerges as fast as we attacked the BCA. Following Donald Trump’s equivocating of white supremacists and those who oppose them in ...
Unshaken Defiance
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How Militias Became the Private Police for White Supremacists Magazine Guns to a protest? Clubs? We can not tolerate anti American militias. The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
Birth Control Works
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At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics - the Atlantic Aside from preventing sepsis, it also reduced the risk of infections by both the major groups of bacteria: the Gram-positives, by 82 percent; and the Gram-negatives, which are harder to treat with antibiotics, by 75 percent. It even reduced ...
Birth Control Works
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
Birth Control Works
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
Thanos
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
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This 91-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Bachelor’s Degree After 10 Years of Studying The back-to-school commercials have started airing. The summer reading lists are coming due. It’s almost that time of year. And if students aren’t quite looking forward to getting back into their classrooms this month for another school year, the ...
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