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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:39:41pm

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

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retired cynic  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:43:33pm

re: #1 MsJ

GAG.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:44:47pm

re: #2 retired cynic

GAG.

Everyone is Alex Jones now.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:45:44pm

re: #1 MsJ

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

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It’s Stupid Trek…
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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:46:00pm

re: #3 MsJ

Everyone is Alex Jones now.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:52:58pm

Speaking of Grand Junction, CO. There was this today.

Trumps America…..

crooksandliars.com

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BlueGrl21  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:56:17pm

Looks like Trump got his phone back and is tweeting in fine form again. We’ve got Obama responsible for ISIS and some economic thingy and hiding a whatsis and all kinds of general shenanigans. Plus rigging elections and Bernie stuffs.

So much for thanking Portland.

Pop your popcorn, people. It’s about to get fun again.

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:57:37pm

re: #7 BlueGrl21

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 8:59:12pm

I finally figured out how to diagram a Trump sentence!

By Jove, I think I got it!
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:01:34pm

re: #8 Kragar

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Yanno, most people with a time machine would change the past to make themselves look good. What an evil genius Obama is, to fool everybody by doing the opposite!

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:02:05pm

re: #1 MsJ

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

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Odd that McVeigh didn’t bring this up during his trial. In fact he ridiculed conspiracy theorists for trying to deny him sole credit for the evil deed.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:02:34pm

re: #1 MsJ

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

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Calls himself J.D but uses lynching with all the knowledge of a dropout.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:02:38pm

re: #8 Kragar

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“Negro Devil Ruins History, Film at 11”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:03:15pm

re: #11 Shiplord Kirel

Odd that McVeigh didn’t bring this up during his trial. In fact he ridiculed conspiracy theorists for trying to deny him sole credit for the evil deed.

Kind of like how Al Queda has never denied that it was responsible for 9/11 but that never stops the Jones of the world.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:03:24pm

re: #1 MsJ

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

You would think that at least once his legal team might have brought that up in his defense during the trial.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:04:05pm

re: #8 Kragar

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Funny, I remember Iran getting emboldened after the invasion of Iraq that you and your running mate supported but you claim you now oppose and that guy Ahmadinjad. Trump is drunk again.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:04:27pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

You would think that at least once his legal team might have brought that up in his defense during the trial.

They were all in on it. Obviously.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:04:55pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

You would think that at least once his legal team might have brought that up in his defense during the trial.

Pshaw…details, man. Details.

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Lidane  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:05:03pm

Heh.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:05:39pm

re: #19 Lidane

Heh.

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Is there any prominent Democratic official worse than Jay Nixon? Yes Nixon is worse than DWS.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:07:09pm

Well for all my recent frustrations with friends and politics. I feel good. I think my brother is coming around on HRC and more importantly he knows how fucked up Trump is. The only real problem now is I have no idea what book to get him for his birthday in a few weeks. Debating between a good novel or something historical.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:07:36pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

Is there any prominent Democratic official worse than Jay Nixon? Yes Nixon is worse than DWS.

He has one redeeming quality—vetoing Right To Work laws.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:08:53pm

re: #22 Joe Bacon

He has one redeeming quality—vetoing Right To Work laws.

Jim Webb had some too. I must concede I did not know that though.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:09:52pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Well for all my recent frustrations with friends and politics. I feel good. I think my brother is coming around on HRC and more importantly he knows how fucked up Trump is. The only real problem now is I have no idea what book to get him for his birthday in a few weeks. Debating between a good novel or something historical.

The Alienist. Covers both. :-)

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:09:56pm

re: #6 Dave In Austin

Speaking of Grand Junction, CO. There was this today.

Trumps America…..

crooksandliars.com

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:10:27pm

re: #23 HappyWarrior

Jim Webb had some too. I must concede I did not know that though.

I don’t regret sending $$$ to Jim Webb to get George Allen out of the Senate. Next to seeing Rick Santorum getting fired, that was the most pleasing Senate result for me in 2006!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:10:40pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

Is there any prominent Democratic official worse than Jay Nixon? Yes Nixon is worse than DWS.

History will record that DWS planned the Democratic convention that gave Hillary such a boost and tRump such a black eye, and that her screaming detractors…didn’t. Then she quit and stayed out of sight so as not to mess it up.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:11:39pm

re: #24 MsJ

The Alienist. Covers both. :-)

Cool deal. I’ll definitely consider it for him.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:11:56pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

She seem nice. No, not really. Wow.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:12:18pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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Such a fine outstanding Christian woman…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:12:26pm

re: #26 Joe Bacon

I don’t regret sending $$$ to Jim Webb to get George Allen out of the Senate. Next to seeing Rich Santorum getting fired, that was the most pleasing Senate result for me in 2006!

You’re talking to a Virginian here Joe. No one was happier to see George Allen go than I. I was pleased by Webb in the beginning but at the end he really disappointed me. That said, I am glad he hasn’t come out for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:13:08pm

re: #27 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

History will record that DWS planned the Democratic convention that gave Hillary such a boost and tRump such a black eye, and that her screaming detractors…didn’t. Then she quit and stayed out of sight so as not to mes it up.

That’s true. I don’t hate DWS fwiw. I think she was in over her head as party chair and a siting elected official.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:14:00pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

You’re talking to a Virginian here Joe. No one was happier to see George Allen go than I. I was pleased by Webb in the beginning but at the end he really disappointed me. That said, I am glad he hasn’t come out for Trump.

I understand and share your disappointment in Webb. But I am sure glad Kaine replaced him. Tim Kaine is going to be a great Vice President that we can all be proud of!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:14:10pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

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She sounds nice.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:14:34pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Well for all my recent frustrations with friends and politics. I feel good. I think my brother is coming around on HRC and more importantly he knows how fucked up Trump is.

This past week has seen quite a few of my pet Republicans throw in the towel and say, “Fuck it all. This man is inhuman. I’m done.” They’re going Hillary or Johnson.

My closest friend is my canary in a coal mine. Iron-clad Republican. When even he said, “You’re right. This guy is clinical. I’ll vote for Hillary and you’ll never let me live it down,” that was it.

I’ve watched them turn en masse.

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:14:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:15:52pm

re: #33 Joe Bacon

I understand and share your disappointment in Webb. But I am sure glad Kaine replaced him. Tim Kaine is going to be a great Vice President that we can all be proud of!

All worked out in the end. I’m happy man. I’ll always have a soft spot for Webb since he ended George Allen’s presidential aspirations that night. Allen would have been a tough one to beat. Allen’s defeat was a happy day. I actually know some people who know the kid he insulted.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:17:08pm

re: #35 BlueGrl21

This past week has seen quite a few of my pet Republicans throw in the towel and say, “Fuck it all. This man is inhuman. I’m done.” They’re going Hillary or Johnson.

My closest friend is my canary in a coal mine. Iron-clad Republican. When even he said, “You’re right. This guy is clinical. I’ll vote for Hillary and you’ll never let me live it down,” that was it.

I’ve watched them turn en masse.

Unfortunately my friend isn’t there yet. My brother was someone who didn’t like Clinton from the left but I think he’s realizing that she’s going to be a good President and he has perspective. I was explaining to him tonight why Trump is too toxic even for W Bush.

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Lidane  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:17:44pm

Lumpy is getting snippy:

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:18:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:18:28pm

re: #36 Kragar

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Of course, if Hillary didn’t eat meat, he’d mock her for being a vegatarian. Mike can shut the fuck up with his concern trolling knowing his own’s son history of torturing animals not that it stopped him when there was the Obama ate dog fauxrage.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:19:13pm

re: #39 Lidane

Lumpy is getting snippy:

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You know Lumpy, you can always go work for the Republicans officially. Oh wait, they don’t pay as well as FNC and you might actually have to real work rather than carry their water at FNC.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:20:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:20:54pm

You can still enjoy eating meat and criticize the way meat is collected.it’s like another conversation I was having with my brother, most every politician has said illegal immigration is a problem but very few of them are calling illegal immigrants rapists and murderers like Chetto Prick.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:21:25pm

re: #43 Joe Bacon

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My someone’s a little testy tonight.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:24:38pm

re: #41 HappyWarrior

Of course, if Hillary didn’t eat meat, he’d mock her for being a vegatarian. Mike can shut the fuck up with his concern trolling knowing his own’s son history of torturing animals not that it stopped him when there was the Obama ate dog fauxrage.

He’s the one fricasseeing rodent in a popcorn popper.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:25:56pm

re: #46 jaunte

He’s the one fricasseeing rodent in a popcorn popper.

Oh man, I had forgotten that one. You know his son isn’t the first GOP op to torture a dog either. Fred Malek did too. It’s all that why I found darkly hilarious that they were freaking out about Obama admitting to trying dog as an adolescent n a culture that ate dogs.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:26:40pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

My someone’s a little testy tonight.

You got to feel sorry for Sean Insanity! He’s so hurt because he lost access to Roger Ailes’ harem…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:27:21pm

re: #48 Joe Bacon

You got to feel sorry for Sean Insanity! He’s so hurt because he lost access to Roger Ailes’ harem…

Yeah that explains everything.

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:27:28pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:28:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:29:08pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

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WHO TOLD HIM THE PASSWORD? DAMN IT BARON.

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Lidane  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:29:24pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:30:09pm
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Kragar  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:30:50pm

re: #54 Dave In Austin

Thats 5 words

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:30:55pm

re: #53 Lidane

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Leave Sean alone, after years of GOP nominees like Bush, McCain, and Romney, he’s got a like mind in Trump. It’s change proud racism he can believe in!

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:32:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:33:21pm

re: #57 jaunte

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Seamus was probably less scared to be around Mitt.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:33:37pm

Can dogs have Stockholm Syndrome?

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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:34:25pm

re: #55 Kragar

Just the first 3

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Frankie Five Angels  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:36:41pm

re: #25 teleskiguy

So she asked for someone to speak the language of the world?

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:37:56pm

re: #61 Frankie Five Angels

Chinese, followed by Spanish, then English.

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Lidane  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:38:23pm

America:

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:39:16pm

re: #63 Lidane

America:

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The holiday gift for every cat owner.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:39:42pm

re: #57 jaunte

Uhm…what? Strangled a dog?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:40:26pm

re: #65 MsJ

Uhm…what? Strangled a dog?

Yeah Huckabee’s son tortured a dog and used his power and influence as Arkansas’s governor to get the charges dropped I believe.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:40:46pm

re: #65 MsJ

Uhm…what? Strangled a dog?

Rumor: The son of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee once killed a dog at Boy Scout camp.
snopes.com
TRUE

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:41:38pm

re: #62 jaunte

Chinese, followed by Spanish, then English.

“Excuse me, stewardess? I speak Jive.”

Airplane! - Jive Scene with Translation [1080p]

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:43:55pm
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JasonA  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:44:05pm

Saw Suicide Squad. I can’t in good conscience call it a good movie, but I did enjoy some of the characters.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:45:35pm

Normally I’d put this behind a hide tag but if I have to live with this in my head you do too.

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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:46:28pm

re: #71 goddamnedfrank

Dying

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:46:59pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

re: #67 jaunte

Ugh. Thanks. I think.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:48:32pm

re: #71 goddamnedfrank

Normally I’d put this behind a hide tag but if I have to live with this in my head you do too.

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Oh, I needed a good belly laugh before I go to sleep! ❤️ IT!!!!!!

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:48:51pm

Hillary never killed or ate a donkey, the symbol of her party. The Trump boys otoh did kill an elephant, ate part of it, and posed with its severed tail. Come to think of it, this could all be symbolic of their father’s presidential campaign.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 4, 2016 • 9:51:23pm

I just can’t wait to see what the wrecking ball will do tomorrow, but I know it will be glorious!

Mr. Trump, TEAR DOWN THAT GOP WALL!!!!
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jaunte  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:02:35pm
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Teukka  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:04:54pm

So this came across my social media feeds. Enjoy.The World’s Biggest Asshole

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Kragar  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:09:02pm

If you haven’t seen Black Books, you should see Black Books

Customer Service Irish Style

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:24:27pm

I’m putting this behind a spoiler tag because it’s disgusting. Apologies. Donny Jr and the tail. The fucker.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:32:39pm
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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:53:29pm

@JohnDingell hearted this tweet o’ mine.

I’m smitten, got all the feels, etc.

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teleskiguy  Aug 4, 2016 • 10:54:16pm
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Dave In Austin  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:05:48pm

The Yokel Whisperer….

Bob and Chez’s latest show….

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:08:27pm

re: #70 JasonA

Saw Suicide Squad. I can’t in good conscience call it a good movie, but I did enjoy some of the characters.

I saw it last night. It was OK. Not a great film, but not the debacle some professional film critics have made it to be. I admit I expected better and it didn’t deliver, but it had some good moments.

The student (and personal friend) I saw it with enjoyed it. She was hoping it was going to be something along the lines of Deadpool, but other than that, she laughed out loud a few times.

She’s never seen Watchmen, so I’m going to share that one with her. The version I have is the “Ultimate Edition”, the one with ‘Tales of the Black Freighter’ incorporated into the film.

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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:13:37pm
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MsJ  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:20:34pm

I love trump supporters.

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prairiefire  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:21:54pm

re: #75 Shiplord Kirel

Hillary never killed or ate a donkey, the symbol of her party. The Trump boys otoh did kill an elephant, ate part of it, and posed with its severed tail. Come to think of it, this could all be symbolic of their father’s presidential campaign.

The progeny are a disgusting cult.

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ElaineBenis  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:24:21pm

So apparently Trump is going to make a campaign swing through WA, OR and CA (San Francisco!). Are these the ‘secret states’ he’s got up his sleeve? WTF?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 4, 2016 • 11:48:59pm

re: #77 jaunte

But don’t you dare call it a MEXICAN standoff in case of the GOP.

/

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freetoken  Aug 5, 2016 • 1:01:50am

A musical high water mark, here performed by one of the better known performers of the last century:

Come un bel dì di maggio

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 5, 2016 • 1:34:26am

I see Best Korea observes World Breastfeeding Week.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 1:41:21am

Nite shift…..
My work is complete as I have totally abused the comment sections of the Austin American Statesman for the wingnuts to wake up to in the morning. It just sets the tone for the day.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 2:20:59am

Has anyone check the voting rolls for New York and found out where Trump was registered to vote in 2004 and if his provisional vote counted?
talkingpointsmemo.com

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Ming5000  Aug 5, 2016 • 2:29:58am

re: #39 Lidane

Lumpy is getting snippy:

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The right wing always believed that they were the smart ones. The “common sense” party. The patriots. It is wonderful seeing their whole mental house of cards crumbling.

Trump is scary. But, for now, some of his side effects are wonderful.

Poor Lumpy.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 2:44:23am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2016 • 2:47:03am
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Ming5000  Aug 5, 2016 • 3:03:08am

The LA Times features an Op-Ed by: Richard L. Hasen is a professor at UC Irvine School of Law and author of “Plutocrats United.”

What if Trump drops out?

Summary: at this point it would be a mess for the Republicans, requiring 51 court cases to change the name on the ballot. It would be good for Dems, bad for Repubs. But, Dems should not get in the way, citing ‘The democracy canon’ … holds that election rules should be interpreted as generously as possible in favor of voter interests. And the Torrecelli/Lautenberg incident.

After watching Trump’s Tampa rally on Wednesday I can detect no chink in the armor. I can see no indication of him dropping out. As far as I can tell, ALL of the discussion about Trump removing himself is from outside Trump’s campaign.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 3:21:58am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 3:34:29am

Wow…..

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 3:38:30am

re: #100 Dave In Austin

Wow…..

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Johnson gets 23% and Stein 16%?

FFS, Millennials are fucking stupid.

(And, no, that doesn’t count as get off my lawning because I am 28.)

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 3:41:02am

re: #101 Timothy Watson

Johnson gets 23% and Stein 16%?

FFS, Millennials are fucking stupid.

(And, no, that doesn’t count as get off my lawning because I am 28.)

I agree, I bet it changes as time draws near.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 4:30:16am

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

You would think that at least once his legal team might have brought that up in his defense during the trial.

THEY WERE PART OF THE CONSPIRACY!!1!1!!!

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 5, 2016 • 4:36:53am

re: #36 Kragar

My applause to you, Kragar, for your brilliant tweets. I wonder if your targets actually read them though. Conservatives are good at censoring what they read.

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Lidane  Aug 5, 2016 • 4:39:02am
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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2016 • 4:51:40am

LOLOLOL! After two days of saying he saw something completely different he comes out with this clownshoes, exclamation point tweet. Still no word on why he thought it was “top secret” footage released by the Iranians.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:00:06am

re: #62 jaunte

Chinese, followed by Spanish, then English.

Well when 6th grade was the hardest 3 years of their lives, those kind of facts don’t register. With them you have to stick to the basics of information like “don’t shit where you sleep”.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:01:27am

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

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jeffreyw  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:33:19am

Imgur


Good morning!

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:34:14am

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

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Jayleia  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:39:19am

re: #110 sagehen

Of course its a good number, teh job market is improving cuz companies expect business to boom in a Trump presidency, and besides, we’ve had an 817% unemployment rate, so it will go up faster from a low level…

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:44:05am

re: #1 MsJ

Oooh, lookie what I can get for ninety-nine cents?

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Ah, even more OKC bombing conspiracies. You have folks who say that federal government did it to discredit the militia movement, you have folks claim that Iraq was involved (this was pushed by Bush administration friendly people prior to the Iraq War), and now this crap.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:46:17am

re: #110 sagehen

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

I’ve been saying it all along: If the GOPers had been able to keep it in their pants and let President Obama do what he had to do seven years ago, the recovery would have happened, and we’d be ready for another recession right now that they could blame on him and the Democrats. Hell, in 2012 they might have gotten: “Yeah, you saved the world economy, but what have you done for us lately?”

Instead, the economy is finally where it should have been in 2010, and they’ve nominated Donald Fucking Trump!

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:50:07am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Pundits and comedians are giggling intently as Trump’s managed to regain control over his twitter feed and spread his nonsensical ravings.

For a few hours there yesterday, thousands of comedians cried out and were suddenly silenced over the fact that Trump’s twitter feed was pushing thank yous and announcements of upcoming campaign stops.

Thanks for resuming control Trump. We, the public, need to continue dismantling your insane worldview, and Twitter is the best place to get under your skin since we know you read the comments.

Today’s job numbers show continuing growth in the economy, and when coupled with the ADP numbers from earlier this week, shows that the BLS is right on the money with the state of unemployment.

The GOP and Trump in particular are going to hate this since their strategy has been to claim that the economy sucks and the unemployment numbers are wrong or rigged or just flat out bogus.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:50:33am

re: #110 sagehen

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

Obviously faked by Soros et al.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:52:06am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:52:15am

re: #115 Timothy Watson

Obviously faked by Soros et al.

Mexicans, all Mexicans.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:55:27am

I know that it’s still early and not to take any individual poll as proof. And yet, even when you consider the MOE, this is shocking to say the least:

If Clinton’s even or ahead of Trump in places like Georgia and this trend holds, then November shouldn’t even be close.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 5:59:53am

Here’s why the unemployment rate didn’t drop as a result of more jobs created.

Participation rate increased as well. More people who had been on the sidelines were getting jobs.

This is a good thing.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:12:38am

The betting markets have developed “Trump to Drop Out” betting lines. This one is at 8 cents, and even that is predicated on his dropping out by 31 Aug.

predictit.org

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ipsos  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:13:36am

re: #118 lawhawk

I know that it’s still early and not to take any individual poll as proof. And yet, even when you consider the MOE, this is shocking to say the least:

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If Clinton’s even or ahead of Trump in places like Georgia and this trend holds, then November shouldn’t even be close.

I’m amazed every time I go down there at how huge and diverse Atlanta is now. This wasn’t a question of “if.” It was “when.” Trump just pushed it forward a cycle or three.

I just hope state and local Democratic organizations are ready with good down ballot candidates to catch Hillary’s momentum.

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Great White Snark  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:17:48am

Just had to drop this in. Good morning from Los Angeles.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:18:25am
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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:18:56am

re: #62 jaunte

Chinese, followed by Spanish, then English.

Is that in the order of native speakers, or people who count the language as one of the languages they can speak?

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Great White Snark  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:19:01am

Twitter not working right darn it. So.. Little Pig eating a tart.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:20:15am

re: #110 sagehen

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

There will be some serious denial going on today…..

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:23:05am

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

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LOLOLOL! After two days of saying he saw something completely different he comes out with this clownshoes, exclamation point tweet. Still no word on why he thought it was “top secret” footage released by the Iranians.

Morning!

So, when is he going to tweet it was not a ransom payment?

Oh wait…he won’t. His buddy Mike Dense was interviewed from the Iowa State Fair by Savannah Guthrie and said (paraphrasing): “Look, President Obama can call it anything he wants but the whole world knows it was a ransom payment.”

I just love guys that tell me “look” like I need to listen to their BS. Kasich does that all the time.

By the way…I hate humidity! It is 74° and feels like 90°. I saw a weather map for the heat for the weekend…and damn if there wasn’t big red blotches over the Cincinnati area down by the Ohio River, a blotch over Columbus and another large area over the northeast part of Ohio covering Cleveland to Erie PA.

The rest of the entire upper Midwest looked to be in the less humid 80s.

Why? What have we done to deserve this?! Looks like a whole month of it. I think we must be under a blanket of Trump Hot Air™ due to being a battleground state.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:25:47am

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

This paragraph:

In fact, many Muslim Americans play critical roles in protecting our country, including the man, whom I cannot identify, who ran the C.I.A.’s Counterterrorism Center for nearly a decade and who I believe is most responsible for keeping America safe since the Sept. 11 attacks.

I want the book when it comes out.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:25:50am

re: #121 ipsos
“I just hope state and local Democratic organizations are ready with good down ballot candidates to catch Hillary’s momentum.”

No, no they aren’t. Will they invest? I wouldn’t bet on it at all. They are running a Dem (Jim Barksdale) for Isakson’s senate seat, and he seems nice enough, but there isn’t (so far) much of an investment in his campaign. A few commericals ( I think a total of three different ones have aired at various times) As far as farther down the ticket, I’m not seeing much activity there either. That’s been our problem here in GA, even if a Dem manages to get on the ballot, no one has heard of them because there’s no investment in their campaigns. Outside of Fulton County(Atlanta), Athens and Macon, there isn’t much activity at all. Of course with Trump and his yammering yam face people may vote dem (if they can find one on the ballot, many republicans run unopposed for years here), stay home or just skip the Presidential part of the ballot and vote like they always have in the past. It will be interesting to see how this progresses as we get closer to November.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:26:33am

This is a rarity. A cop convicted for killing an unarmed black man. And yet, this case raises serious questions about the sentencing, the charge on the conviction, and how the system remains stacked against minorities and mentally ill from justice done on their behalf.

The cop was convicted not on 2d degree murder, but a lesser charge of manslaughter. Rather than the 10 years prosecutors sought, the jury recommended 2.5 years.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:28:45am

re: #125 Great White Snark

Twitter not working right darn it. So.. Little Pig eating a tart.

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Looks like little piggy is getting into his tart.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:29:06am

What a BS headline. It’s essentially the exact thing she said during the congressional hearings, and numerous times since.

“She said, ‘Look, it was a mistake and I’ve learned from it and I’d do something different,’ ” the Virginia Senator said in a teaser for a CBS interview set to air Friday morning. “That’s been the way she’s pitched it to me.”

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:29:18am

re: #124 Belafon

Is that in the order of native speakers, or people who count the language as one of the languages they can speak?

Native speakers.

English is the ubiquitous second language. All airline pilots (and control towers) throughout the world, any school who’d like their graduates to do international business, scientists who want to read papers written by Americans, any military officers whose countries will eventually be fighting with or against the US…

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:32:25am

re: #127 ObserverArt
littlegreenfootballs.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:33:35am

re: #118 lawhawk

I know that it’s still early and not to take any individual poll as proof. And yet, even when you consider the MOE, this is shocking to say the least:

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If Clinton’s even or ahead of Trump in places like Georgia and this trend holds, then November shouldn’t even be close.

538’s NowCast has Clinton 60.3% in Georgia and 55.5% in Arizona. I know we’re not supposed to put much stock in it, but I feel like cheering myself up a little today.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:34:55am

Did any of you catch this: NY Black volunteer firefighter receives racist threats on Monday—pets and home burned down Wednesday (Daily Kos link):

New York volunteer Firefighter Kenneth Walker received a threatening letter on Monday telling him to resign form the North Tonawanda fire department or “regret it.” The short letter made clear it was mean to be read as a hate-filled racist attack. Walker who has been volunteering for two years is the only black volunteer at the department. He found the threatening letter in his mailbox at home.

On Wednesday, only two days later, Walker’s home was burned down while the family was out. No one hurt physically, but they lost their two cats and all of their possessions. The fear and psychological damage cannot be underestimated.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:35:50am

re: #130 lawhawk

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This is a rarity. A cop convicted for killing an unarmed black man. And yet, this case raises serious questions about the sentencing, the charge on the conviction, and how the system remains stacked against minorities and mentally ill from justice done on their behalf.

The cop was convicted not on 2d degree murder, but a lesser charge of manslaughter. Rather than the 10 years prosecutors sought, the jury recommended 2.5 years.

The guy who killed Oscar Grant did 18 months. Oscar was face-down on the ground, hands cuffed, the cop shot him in the back. (“Oops, I thought it was my taser”. No explanation why a guy face down on the ground with his hands cuffed behind his back would need to be tased.)

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:36:02am

re: #135 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

538’s NowCast has Clinton 60.3% in Georgia and 55.5% in Arizona. I know we’re not supposed to put much stock in it, but I feel like cheering myself up a little today.

This is the kind of thing that will get Democrats to donate “just a little bit more” to pull those states through.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:37:16am
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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:37:40am

re: #134 Dave In Austin

littlegreenfootballs.com

Spreading it all around NBC outlets today.

He is after all at a state fair in Iowa. Probably a lot of it to spread. I think there is a glob on his shoe.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:39:09am

re: #136 Belafon

Did any of you catch this: NY Black volunteer firefighter receives racist threats on Monday—pets and home burned down Wednesday (Daily Kos link):

I’m sorry, but this line makes me sick to my stomach:

On Wednesday, only two days later, Walker’s home was burned down while the family was out. No one hurt physically, but they lost their two cats and all of their possessions. The fear and psychological damage cannot be underestimated.

Who could write such a thing?

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:39:50am

re: #136 Belafon

Apparently a neighbor (and former firefighter) is charged with the arson, but so far denies that he was the one who wrote the threatening letter.

The family of Kenneth Walker, North Tonawanda’s only black firefighter, whose apartment was burned out Wednesday in what was feared to be a racially motivated attack, was stunned to learn that a neighbor and fellow former firefighter was arrested for the arson.

They were also shocked when they realized that the suspect - identified as Matthew Jurado, 39, who lives right across Oliver Street from them - had been at the scene of Wednesday’s fire, according to Robert Sands, Kenneth Walker’s uncle.

“I believe I talked with him,” Sands said. “His girlfriend was there. It’s really mind-boggling.”

He said his nephew “is really relieved, but part of him is hurt because he trained with this guy at the fire academy and he’s a neighbor … Kenneth kind of thought of him as a friend.”

Amanda Walker, Kenneth’s wife, expressed a mix of emotions. “I am angry and relieved but in disbelief,” she said. “He’s been over to our home a couple of times and talked to our (two young) kids. You don’t know who your friends are.”

Police said at the news conference that Jurado acknowledged setting the fire but claimed someone else wrote an anonymous, racist and threatening letter to Walker on Monday. The letter, which used racist slurs, demanded that Walker resign as a firefighter. Jurado gave investigators the name of a person he said wrote that letter, but they said they are looking into the possibility that Jurado wrote the letter.

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ipsos  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:39:59am

re: #136 Belafon

They just made an arrest in the case - a neighbor and fellow volunteer fireman. The guy confessed to the arson but said one of his friends had written the threatening letter.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:43:03am

re: #143 ipsos

They just made an arrest in the case - a neighbor and fellow volunteer fireman. The guy confessed to the arson but said one of his friends had written the threatening letter.

So, on top of the arson and hate crimes charges, you could add conspiracy to it. These hate filled bigots will get to occupy prison cells for a long time to come.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:44:29am

re: #110 sagehen

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

Also labor force participation up, average workweek up, wages up 2.6% over the last 12 months; its no wonder Obama’s approval ratings are climbing.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:45:08am
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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:45:17am

re: #144 lawhawk

So, on top of the arson and hate crimes charges, you could add conspiracy to it. These hate filled bigots will get to occupy prison cells for a long time to come.

Are there any mugs shots of these blockheads? I always like to see a mug shot because 80% of the time the guys look the part…if you know what I mean.

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MsJ  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:45:41am

re: #106 goddamnedfrank

The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!

LOLOLOL! After two days of saying he saw something completely different he comes out with this clownshoes, exclamation point tweet. Still no word on why he thought it was “top secret” footage released by the Iranians.

I don’t think he is saying he was wrong…all he is saying is this is a different plane. I think too many people are taking this as a My Bad. Trump doesn’t do that. He’s saying this is a different video of a different plane.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:47:37am

re: #116 lawhawk

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We have also had 73 consecutive weeks of new unemployment claims below 300k; in fact they are at the lowest level in decades. Since the workforce has grown so much since the seventies, this means employed Americans have been enjoying almost unprecedented job security.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:50:15am

re: #126 Dave In Austin

There will be some serious denial going on today…..

David Stockman will post a screed explaining how the economy is actually collapsing.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:52:13am

HRC is down overnight in the Alabama nowcast. The tide has turned.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:54:22am

re: #135 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

538’s NowCast has Clinton 60.3% in Georgia and 55.5% in Arizona. I know we’re not supposed to put much stock in it, but I feel like cheering myself up a little today.

There is still time for Trump to quit chasing squirrels and focus on relentlessly attacking Clinton, which would at least bring Republicans home and staunch his bleeding. However, there is no sign he is actually capable of doing that for more than a couple of days at a time.

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Jayleia  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:56:10am

re: #150 Big Beautiful Door

I’d love to see what Kudlow comes up with.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:56:38am

re: #149 Big Beautiful Door

We have also had 73 consecutive weeks of new unemployment claims below 300k; in fact they are at the lowest level in decades. Since the workforce has grown so much since the seventies, this means employed Americans have been enjoying almost unprecedented job security.

In time, Obama will get the credit he deserves but for now unfortunately he won’t. It’s early to judge but I think Obama has the potential to be a top ten president.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:58:03am

re: #154 HappyWarrior

In time, Obama will get the credit he deserves but for now unfortunately he won’t. It’s early to judge but I think Obama has the potential to be a top ten president.

Already broken the Top 40 for Rhythm and Blues, never penetrated the C&W market.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:59:03am

re: #43 Joe Bacon

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Trump’s SCOTUS picks:

Judge Judy
Judge Jeanine “Ducklips” Pirro
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Dredd

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:59:32am

re: #155 Decatur Deb

Already broken the Top 40 for Rhythm and Blues, never penetrated the C&W market.

Well I meant by the historians. I think history is going to be good to POTUS.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 6:59:59am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s SCOTUS picks:

Judge Judy
Judge Jeanine “Ducklips” Pirro
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Dredd

Come on Judge IVanka!, Judge John Miller.

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Jayleia  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:00:04am

re: #155 Decatur Deb

regret, updings, you know the rest.

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fern01  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:00:10am

re: #154 HappyWarrior

In time, Obama will get the credit he deserves but for now unfortunately he won’t. It’s early to judge but I think Obama has the potential to be a top ten president.

Top two - and the other one had the advantage of a World War to recover the economy and a 100% acceptance from congress once war was declared.

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:00:41am

re: #110 sagehen

The new jobs numbers are out — 255,000!!!!

bls.gov

And Dow up another 100 points today.

Worst economy since the Great Depression! - Donald Drumpf, yesterday.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:00:55am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Well I meant by the historians. I think history is going to be good to POTUS.

History is what the coach teaches to fill out his contract hours.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:01:11am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s SCOTUS picks:

Judge Judy
Judge Jeanine “Ducklips” Pirro
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Dredd

Dredd’s too honest.

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EmmaAnne  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:01:18am

Just read this about Trump’s data guy in the primaries:

Running Trump Tech became a sprawling, demanding job. Braynard said he would order the narcolepsy drug Modafinil and go on “five-day benders” without sleep. “Corey’s slogan was ‘do your job,’” he said of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. “The challenge was I was never really sure what my job was, and it just seemed to keep expanding.”

This … explains so much.

fivethirtyeight.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:01:43am

re: #160 fern01

Top two - and the other one had the advantage of a World War to recover the economy and a 100% acceptance from congress once war was declared.

I have Lincoln and Washingotn pretty high too.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:02:15am

re: #162 Decatur Deb

History is what the coach teaches to fill out his contract hours.

Ha.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:02:57am

re: #164 EmmaAnne

Just read this about Trump’s data guy in the primaries:

This … explains so much.

fivethirtyeight.com

I bet he hires the same guy who did Romney’s ORCA project…and then doesn’t pay him.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:05:40am

re: #167 Timothy Watson

I bet he hires the same guy who did Romney’s ORCA project…and then doesn’t pay him.

Still remember the sad article about the busload of volunteer fogeys trying to canvass using GIS apps on iPads with dead batteries.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:07:06am

re: #153 Jayleia

I’d love to see what Kudlow comes up with.

You can never doubt the power of Kranky Kudlow to come up with ‘reasons’ the economy sucks and we all need a businessman like Trump to fix it good!

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:08:08am

The mayor of Stockton has had a bad week.

Early this week, it came out that a gun owned by the mayor had been used to kill a 13 YO boy in 2015. Apparently Mayor Silva didn’t report the gun theft right away and this was not the first time a gun had been stolen from Silva. Here’s the latest on that, with Silva being less than cooperative with investigators:

mercurynews.com

That story alludes to Silva’s arrest. As it turns out, in 2015 Silva apparently plied underage youths with alcohol and recorded himself playing strip poker with these youths (one of whom was 16) at the yearly camp he sponsors. Yesterday, Silva was arrested on charges of illegal recording, providing alcohol to minors, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, etc. etc. The deets are available here:

recordnet.com

Silva was arrested in Silver Lake at *this* year’s camp.

Silva made the news in late 2015 for giving a key to the city to God, Who did not show up to collect His key.

kcra.com

Silva also has a bad habit of holding city meetings at local megachurches:

recordnet.com

Somehow, none of this is a surprise to me.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:10:09am

re: #149 Big Beautiful Door

We have also had 73 consecutive weeks of new unemployment claims below 300k; in fact they are at the lowest level in decades. Since the workforce has grown so much since the seventies, this means employed Americans have been enjoying almost unprecedented job security.

Unfortunately, despite the figures, CW is that all too many of those “employed Americans” don’t feel particularly secure (and/or have to work too many jobs): it’s what feeds the “economic insecurity” part of Trumpism (which, of course is mainly racist ultranationalism, but the “economic insecurity” bit provides something of a figleaf for the punditocracy).

What these new numbers mean, I think, is that the GOP is going to have to pivot its message a bit: so instead of:

OMG!! The economy is in the crapper! We have to elect Trump!

they can shift (probably with ease) to:

OMG!!! We’ve peaked! The economy is going in the crapper unless we elect Trump!!

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:10:22am

re: #161 Skip Intro

And Dow up another 100 points today.

Worst economy since the Great Depression! - Donald Drumpf, yesterday.

I can image the Dow and other markets reactions should Trump win the presidency.

It might even set a record for the biggest downturn due to an election.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:12:01am

re: #162 Decatur Deb

History is what the coach teaches to fill out his contract hours.

Hey, I resent, and resemble that remark./

In all seriousness, teachers and coaches like myself have to battle both sides of this idea. I take great pride in my abilities as a teacher(Advanced Placement American Government, Economics, Chemistry) and coach(Football-Defensive Coordinator, Track and Field- Hurdles Coach; yeah I’m tooting my on horn/). I have to battle the perception of others of coaches not doing their job, when there are many who do a great job. Yet I also have to battle the ones that do not do their teaching job correctly, as it reflects on us negatively.

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:12:18am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s SCOTUS picks:

Judge Judy
Judge Jeanine “Ducklips” Pirro
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Dredd

My wingnut brother LUVS Jeanine. Of course, he knows absolutely nothing about her other than the crap she spouts on Fox. He mentioned her the other night and I started telling him about her background in Westchester, her attempted Senate run—he was totally clueless.

He has tempered his Trump love somewhat. Still thinks Trump is a brilliant businessman (“He went to WHARTON”) but admits he’s only for Trump because he hates Hillary and wishes there were another alternative—I mentioned Johnson and Stein, but he remained clueless (didn’t know who Stein was, and he lives all of 20 miles away from her.) Brother dearest is a typical Fox viewer—watches 3 uninterupted hours a night and that’s his worldview. Sad, because he’s smart enough to know better.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:12:23am

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I have Lincoln and Washingotn pretty high too.

I think Obama’s in the top five—and I’m not sure who the fifth one would be.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:13:53am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:13:59am

OMG ROFLMAO LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:15:18am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:15:47am

re: #175 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think Obama’s in the top five—and I’m not sure who the fifth one would be.

Yeah the top 5 is always hard. I think it’s when you get beyond the top 3 that your personal prejudices start going into play more.

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fern01  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:15:50am

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I have Lincoln and Washingotn pretty high too.

I’ll give them 3,4 :) Lincoln is up there, my education on Washington is lacking so didn’t consider him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:16:33am

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

OMG ROFLMAO LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Can’t spell analysis without ass, Jim. Man if he really thinks Trump is going to win in a landslide, he’s even stupider than I thought.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:17:36am

re: #181 HappyWarrior

Can’t spell analysis without ass, Jim. Man if he really thinks Trump is going to win in a landslide, he’s even stupider than I thought.

He works very hard to maintain his SMOTI title.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:18:11am

re: #182 The Vicious Babushka

He works very hard to maintain his SMOTI title.

Sometimes I almost feel he’s toying with us. You want stupid? I’ll give you stupid!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:21:16am

re: #173 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Hey, I resent, and resemble that remark./

In all seriousness, teachers and coaches like myself have to battle both sides of this idea. I take great pride in my abilities as a teacher(Advanced Placement American Government, Economics, Chemistry) and coach(Football-Defensive Coordinator, Track and Field- Hurdles Coach; yeah I’m tooting my on horn/). I have to battle the perception of others of coaches not doing their job, when there are many who do a great job. Yet I also have to battle the ones that do not do their teaching job correctly, as it reflects on us negatively.

Last semester Grand-daughter2 sat through 2 consecutive sessions of NFL footage during history class. NBD, we’re number one in the SEC.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:23:15am

So today’s freakout is HRC saying she’s going to raise taxes on the middle class even if you listen to what she says before it, she’s definitely talking about shifting the tax burden away from the middle class. It’s a gaffe but it’s nothing compared to what Trump says and doubles down on.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:24:12am

i miss one day and trump steps in it with this $400m video thing. LGF posts multiple stories about it

and then trump reverses (!?) himself before i get to make even one comment - and so without any help from me?

if i’m not needed to help man the parapets, i’m going back to bed

unless breakfast showed up?

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:24:19am

So, Trump admits that he didn’t see a plane full of cash, just the b roll of hostages coming home, but there wasn’t any confusion says Manafort.

Ooookay then.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:25:34am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

I thought she says we “aren’t” going to raise taxes on the middle class??

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:26:43am

re: #173 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Hey, I resent, and resemble that remark./

In all seriousness, teachers and coaches like myself have to battle both sides of this idea. I take great pride in my abilities as a teacher(Advanced Placement American Government, Economics, Chemistry) and coach(Football-Defensive Coordinator, Track and Field- Hurdles Coach; yeah I’m tooting my on horn/). I have to battle the perception of others of coaches not doing their job, when there are many who do a great job. Yet I also have to battle the ones that do not do their teaching job correctly, as it reflects on us negatively.

My American History teacher was the assistant Basketball coach at my ol’ Catholic High School. He was great. My one buddy and I were pretty good at history and current events.

One day he sprung a quickie verbal test in class on fairly recent political/history and he’d ask his basketball stars and their hanger-on types questions and almost all the time they didn’t know the answer. He’d come to my buddy and I and we would know it. (He sort of knew we would). It was funny as we were considered goofs by the basketball jock types and I think he did it to send a message to them.

Basketball was god at our small Catholic High. We didn’t have a football team (not enough male bodies to waste and no budget for it/).

The team was so good because it was almost the same players from 5th grade up due to all the families keeping their kids in school all 12 grades. So, as far as team ball went, it was hard to beat us.

Won a few State Championships, made State a few times with no wins and usually a Regional championship every year in the small school class.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:26:48am

re: #178 Jenner7

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when you cant even acknowledge that two polar opposite statements are “confusing”…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:27:33am

re: #188 Jenner7

I thought she says we “aren’t” going to raise taxes on the middle class??

You know what? I re-listened to it after you said it and it actually appears she does say aren’t. She’s clearly talking about NOT raising taxes on the middle class but my born again wingnut friend ever since he’s become a wingnut has forgotten about a little thing called context.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:28:11am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

So today’s freakout is HRC saying she’s going to raise taxes on the middle class even if you listen to what she says before it, she’s definitely talking about shifting the tax burden away from the middle class. It’s a gaffe but it’s nothing compared to what Trump says and doubles down on.

She clearly says WE AREN’T but wingnuts insist she says WE ARE even though that is totally out of context of what she has been saying.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:28:15am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:29:03am

re: #190 dangerman

when you cant even acknowledge that two polar opposite statements are “confusing”…

I re-listened to it. She says aren’t in a way that sounds like “are” to some ears but if you listen to her in context, she’s definitely talking NOT raising taxes on the middle class. Didn’t stop my friend from whining about he doesn’t want his taxdollars going to “lazy” poor people. His elitist bullshit is starting to piss me off.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:29:24am

re: #192 The Vicious Babushka

She clearly says WE AREN’T but wingnuts insist she says WE ARE even though that is totally out of context of what she has been saying.

Yeah I re-listened. She says aren’t.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:29:41am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

So today’s freakout is HRC saying she’s going to raise taxes on the middle class even if you listen to what she says before it, she’s definitely talking about shifting the tax burden away from the middle class. It’s a gaffe but it’s nothing compared to what Trump says and doubles down on.

From what I read somewhere else, she says “aren’t” while Trump’s ad put the word “are” on the screen as text.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:30:20am

re: #189 ObserverArt

My American History teacher was the assistant Basketball coach at my ol’ Catholic High School. He was great. My one buddy and I were pretty good at history and current events.

One day he sprung a quickie verbal test in class on fairly recent political/history and he’d ask his basketball stars and their hanger-on types questions and almost all the time they didn’t know the answer. He’d come to my buddy and I and we would know it. (He sort of knew we would). It was funny as we were considered goofs by the basketball jock types and I think he did it to send a message to them.

Basketball was god at our small Catholic High. We didn’t have a football team (not enough male bodies to waste and no budget for it/).

The team was so good because it was almost the same players from 5th grade up due to all the families keeping their kids in school all 12 grades. So, as far as team ball went, it was hard to beat us.

Won a few State Championships, made State a few times with no wins and usually a Regional championship every year in the small school class.

Our small town HS hired a coach from an SEC college. To make the deal work they created a slot for his wife. Our schools are so underfunded the kids are assessed a fee or in-kind donation for school supplies—like toilet paper.

nytimes.com

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:31:03am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s SCOTUS picks:

Judge Judy
Judge Jeanine “Ducklips” Pirro
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Judge Dredd

Judge Reinhold
Mike Judge

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:31:07am

I had heard it as are but when you really listen to it, she does say aren’t and she clearly means aren’t if you listen if you listen to the whole spiel.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:31:37am

re: #194 HappyWarrior

I re-listened to it. She says aren’t in a way that sounds like “are” to some ears but if you listen to her in context, she’s definitely talking NOT raising taxes on the middle class. Didn’t stop my friend from whining about he doesn’t want his taxdollars going to “lazy” poor people. His elitist bullshit is starting to piss me off.

i was talking manafort and the $400m plane ride
nevertheless at least we have a new nontroversy to talk about today
did she or didnt she?
is there kerning in a video?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:31:52am

Sick of wingnut confirmation bias in any cae.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:32:19am

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I have Lincoln and Washingotn pretty high too.

I’m total squealy fangirl for Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:32:25am

And just in case you were wondering, football season school is getting ready to start.

Lexington public schools start on Wednesday, Private schools start the next Monday.

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:33:14am

Random thought I had before I fell asleep last night…

We’re looking at Trump’s refusal to endorse Ryan vs. Pence’s endorsement and thinking they don’t know which end is up, that the campaign is in disarray.

It could just as easily be that they’re running a completely inept version of ‘good cop, bad cop here - with the idea that those who like Ryan will listen to Pence and those who don’t will hear what Trump’s saying.

Sure, it’s kind of the ‘Dumb & Dumber’ version of good cop, bad cop. But let’s remember that neither one of these guys is a Mensa candidate. And Manafort doesn’t seem all that bright either, which is why he’s going along with it.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:33:31am

re: #202 sagehen

I’m total squealy fangirl for Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt.

I have Truman high. LBJ is fairly high for me too because of his domestic accomplishments.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:33:44am

re: #185 HappyWarrior

So today’s freakout is HRC saying she’s going to raise taxes on the middle class even if you listen to what she says before it, she’s definitely talking about shifting the tax burden away from the middle class. It’s a gaffe but it’s nothing compared to what Trump says and doubles down on.

Isn’t that all coming from a very dishonest video the Trump idiots put out where they sort of blow past the word “aren’t” in the sound and make it sound like “are” and they have big type on screen saying “we are going to raise taxes on the middle class?”

Rachel Maddow showed that last night. It was a total politics ploy. Right out of the Roger Stone Tricky Dicky school of politics.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:33:52am

Wonkette’s take this morning on the Cleveland Cavaliers Trump rally pictures.

Guys, did you hear about the GIANT Trump rally Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida, where sister-honking rednecks from sea to shining sea traveled in their Ford Windstars wearing their Make America Great Again hats, and they almost didn’t make it to Florida on time, because there was a big sale on expired American cheese and off-brand American flag buttplugs at the Big Lots, and then they all wanted a KFC Double Down, which took FOREVER? But hooray, they made it on time, and Dead Breitbart was ON IT.

….

Not to be outdone in the Dumbass Department, Jim Hoft AKA the stupidest man on the internet AKA The Gateway Pundit AKA also the stupidest homosexual on the internet, decided to report on a DIFFFERENT Trump rally, where MILLIONS MORE Trump supporters headed to Portland, Maine, on their Hoverounds, and almost didn’t make it on time, due to how they all got phone calls that said their meth labs exploded and their cousins were divorcing them, and also they had to stop and eat all the Big Macs. But they made it to Portland, and holy shit, Jim Hoft reports, would you look at this line!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:35:36am

re: #206 ObserverArt

Isn’t that all coming from a very dishonest video the Trump idiots put out where they sort of blow past the word “aren’t” in the sound and make it sound like “are” and they have big type on screen saying “we are going to raise taxes on the middle class?”

Rachel Maddow showed that last night. It was a total politics ploy. Right out of the Roger Stone Tricky Dicky school of politics.

Yeah, that’s exactly what it is. I feel stupid for thinking that she may have slipped up and said are. She’s too seasoned to make that kind of error. But even assuming that, it was pretty damn clear to anyone actually listening as opposed to wanting their bias confirmed that she was talking about shifting the tax burden away from the Middle Class.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:36:04am

debate question:

back in august there were several statements regarding a video of an airplane and $400m.

given your certainty in the first set of statements, as president how would you prevent actions to be taken in other circumstances pursuant to that type of fundamental mistaken identification/understanding/interpretation?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:36:18am

What in the utter…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:36:52am

re: #198 sagehen

Judge Reinhold
Mike Judge

HERE COME DA JUDGE!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:37:15am

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

What in the utter…

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Maybe people pulling legs?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:37:48am

re: #203 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

And just in case you were wondering, football season school is getting ready to start.

Lexington public schools start on Wednesday, Private schools start the next Monday.

Saw neighborhood kids lined up at the bus stop yesterday for the first day. Still makes me feel sad for them.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:37:49am

re: #204 makeitstop

Random thought I had before I fell asleep last night…

We’re looking at Trump’s refusal to endorse Ryan vs. Pence’s endorsement and thinking they don’t know which end is up, that the campaign is in disarray.

It could just as easily be that they’re running a completely inept version of ‘good cop, bad cop here - with the idea that those who like Ryan will listen to Pence and those who don’t will hear what Trump’s saying.

Sure, it’s kind of the ‘Dumb & Dumber’ version of good cop, bad cop. But let’s remember that neither one of these guys is a Mensa candidate. And Manafort doesn’t seem all that bright either, which is why he’s going along with it.

too calculated and machievellian
theyre not that clever

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:38:21am

re: #193 Jenner7

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There it is! Thanks for putting that up.

And with that got to get something done today. Later.

And someone wake dangerman up in a few minutes so he can keep up with all the Trump developments.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:39:04am

re: #209 dangerman

debate question:

back in august there were several statements regarding a video of an airplane and $400m.

given your certainty in the first set of statements, as president how would you prevent actions to be taken in other circumstances pursuant to that type of fundamental mistaken identification/understanding/interpretation?

Debate question:

Those investigators you said you sent to Hawaii to prove Obama wasn’t born there — where’s their report?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:39:37am

Thanks guys though. I did hear “are” at first but I gave it another listen as you guys said and she does say aren’t and besides as I said, the full context was obvious. I’m really pissed off at my friend for taking this out of context to whine about something that doesn’t exist. I really thought he was smarter than that.

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Franklin  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:39:55am
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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:40:53am

re: #200 dangerman

i was talking manafort and the $400m plane ride
nevertheless at least we have a new nontroversy to talk about today
did she or didnt she?
is there kerning in a video?

There is the ability to take out real small bits in sound tracks…the beauty and devil in digital recording.

Okay…leaving…

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:41:13am

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

What in the utter…

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Wow, don’t know whether to laugh or cry…

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:41:39am

re: #206 ObserverArt

Isn’t that all coming from a very dishonest video the Trump idiots put out where they sort of blow past the word “aren’t” in the sound and make it sound like “are” and they have big type on screen saying “we are going to raise taxes on the middle class?”

Rachel Maddow showed that last night. It was a total politics ploy. Right out of the Roger Stone Tricky Dicky school of politics.

That’s the thing about some presidents, especially those two in a row LBJ and Nixon. Both had great accomplishments and both made tragically awful mistakes, especially concerning Vietnam.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:41:50am

re: #169 ObserverArt

You can never doubt the power of Kranky Kudlow to come up with ‘reasons’ the economy sucks and we all need a businessman like Trump to fix it good!

Don’t forget the cocaine that creep loves to snort!

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451_Montag  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:41:53am

re: #200 dangerman

i was talking manafort and the $400m plane ride
nevertheless at least we have a new nontroversy to talk about today
did she or didnt she?
is there kerning in a video?

Don’t be silly. The sound pixels have clearly been anti-aliased to be different sizes. That kerning stuff is just projection

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:42:03am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:42:09am

re: #216 sagehen

Debate question:

Those investigators you said you sent to Hawaii to prove Obama wasn’t born there — where’s their report?

that is so … “last election”…. ;-)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:42:54am

re: #221 Big Beautiful Door

That’s the thing about some presidents, especially those two in a row LBJ and Nixon. Both had great accomplishments and both made tragically awful mistakes, especially concerning Vietnam.

I think Nixon could have easily been the best GOPer since Ike if he weren’t so damn paranoid about people and even with that, he still may have been better than Reagan or Bush II.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:43:01am

Ugh.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:45:14am

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

What in the utter…

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I’m guessing most of them don’t know who Duke is.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:45:25am

re: #227 Jenner7

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Ugh.

Trump Youth is going to be my punk band name. Seriously though, it honestly scares me the rise of nativism and fascism we’re seeing. And GOP, you absolutely own it.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:45:32am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys though. I did hear “are” at first but I gave it another listen as you guys said and she does say aren’t and besides as I said, the full context was obvious. I’m really pissed off at my friend for taking this out of context to whine about something that doesn’t exist. I really thought he was smarter than that.

from lurking here for years i learned that anything used as “definitive proof” of anything has to be checked for source and authenticity /non-doctorability

without the history i dont just accept cites and links at face value -

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:46:12am

re: #228 Big Beautiful Door

I’m guessing most of them don’t know who Duke is.

Maybe younger people in general but I assume any African-American over the age of 45 would remember Duke. He’s run there before remember.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:47:06am

re: #224 lawhawk

If Democrats would agree to reduce spending that reduces the chance a women can get pregnant, we could use it to fund research into something that only affects the unborn.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:47:14am

re: #177 The Vicious Babushka

OMG ROFLMAO LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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ROTFLMAO! The SGMOTI keeps digging that hole deeper…

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:47:16am

re: #223 451_Montag

Don’t be silly. The sound pixels have clearly been anti-aliased to be different sizes. That kerning stuff is just projection

//

projection? in a video?
+1 intended or not

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:47:43am

re: #230 dangerman

from lurking here for years i learned that anything used as “definitive proof” of anything has to be checked for source and authenticity /non-doctorability

without the history i dont just accept cites and links at face value -

Absolutely and that’s what I appreciate about the people here. We try to get everything right hence why I am glad we’ve had a wait and see attitude about the Trump asking about nukes thing that Scarborough reported on for example.

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carey94tt  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:47:48am

Anyone know why feedly has stopped serving LGF posts? I haven’t been updated in 3 days. Other feeds seem just fine.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:48:46am

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Maybe younger people in general but I assume any African-American over the age of 45 would remember Duke. He’s run there before remember.

Yes, so I think all of that black support has to be young people who don’t remember. OTOH Trump has universal name recognition, so his African-American support is close to zero.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:49:08am

Gotta disagree with Israel on this, mostly because everyone was saying that Iran was just 6 months from being nuclear weapons capable before the deal was in place. Now, it pushes it out to 10 years plus 6 months. How exactly is that a bad thing?

I’m still waiting for the math to come in on this. And we all have a better idea of what Iran is doing since there’s more transparency than before the deal was in place (which is to say none).

I get that Israel doesn’t trust Iran, but Israel isn’t even Iran’s chief threat here. It’s the Saudis and the Gulf States, who back other Sunni countries and their conflict is a much older and much more sectarian based conflict, Iran’s support for Hizbullah notwithstanding. That terror group is still trying to keep Assad propped up in Syria.

At the same time, Israel’s trying to work out a new 10-year memo of understanding on military purchases with the US, and the US is likely to give Israel a significant bump in funding over the previous deal (in the range of $3.5-3.7 billion per year, versus $3 billion under prior deal, but less than the $4 billion Israel was seeking).

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Dave In Austin  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:49:38am

re: #227 Jenner7

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Ugh.

My other shirt is a sheet……

Asshole.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:50:06am

re: #237 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, so I think all of that black support has to be young people who don’t remember. OTOH Trump has universal name recognition, so his African-American support is close to zero.

Right. I expect Duke’s will sink to Trump’s when more younger people find out what he actually is. God I cannot believe he’s running again after all these years.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:50:41am

Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:51:12am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

Right. I expect Duke’s will sink to Trump’s when more younger people find out what he actually is. God I cannot believe he’s running again after all these years.

The racists think with the rise of Trump their time has finally arrived.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:51:16am

re: #238 lawhawk

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Gotta disagree with Israel on this, mostly because everyone was saying that Iran was just 6 months from being nuclear weapons capable before the deal was in place. Now, it pushes it out to 10 years plus 6 months. How exactly is that a bad thing?

I’m still waiting for the math to come in on this. And we all have a better idea of what Iran is doing since there’s more transparency than before the deal was in place (which is to say none).

I get that Israel doesn’t trust Iran, but Israel isn’t even Iran’s chief threat here. It’s the Saudis and the Gulf States, who back other Sunni countries and their conflict is a much older and much more sectarian based conflict, Iran’s support for Hizbullah notwithstanding. That terror group is still trying to keep Assad propped up in Syria.

At the same time, Israel’s trying to work out a new 10-year memo of understanding on military purchases with the US, and the US is likely to give Israel a significant bump in funding over the previous deal (in the range of $3.5-3.7 billion per year, versus $3 billion under prior deal, but less than the $4 billion Israel was seeking).

Can I be honest here? I’m tired of every deal that people don’t like a deal with a hostile foreign power being made out to be the second Munich. Iran’s government to put it bluntly sucks but they’re not the Third Reich either.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:51:37am

re: #242 Big Beautiful Door

The racists think with the rise of Trump their time has finally arrived.

As I said, the GOP owns this.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:52:03am

re: #233 Joe Bacon

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:52:17am

Another random thought I had before falling asleep last night…

When you break it all the way down, Trump is basically delivering a sales pitch, just like he would to potential investors if he wanted them to sign on to a development project.

Anyone who’s done any type of sales pitch/presentation knows that you get one shot at delivering a great pitch - a sales presentation is something where you prepare for weeks to go in and take one swing and you either succeed or you don’t. It’s not the type of thing that you deliver over and over again, but that’s what Trump is doing here.

This might explain why he gets so bored with it and veers off script so much (along with having the attention span of a gnat). And as we get deeper into the campaign and his numbers don’t improve, he’s going to get even more bored and impatient, and after a while he’ll be just mailing it in.

And this is where he’ll lose his leverage with the media. Once people realize that they’re only going to hear the same bad semblance of a campaign speech for the 40th time in a row, they won’t be so ready to cut to that empty podium and wait for 20 minutes just to air Trump yelling ‘Crooked Hillary’ to whoever will listen.

And this means that in order to keep the media’s attention he’ll have to keep upping the outrage factor, which will increase the likelihood that he’ll repeat the Khan debacle and say something he won’t be able to buy back the heat from.

He’s walking a tightrope, and the tightrope is getting narrower all the time. This will be a very slow implosion, but an implosion it will be, I can tell you that.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:53:05am

re: #245 lawhawk

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Goddamn i’m sick of this shit.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:54:20am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

Can I be honest here? I’m tired of every deal that people don’t like a deal with a hostile foreign power being made out to be the second Munich. Iran’s government to put it bluntly sucks but they’re not the Third Reich either.

The obvious fact is this: It would take Iran decades to even become a major world power, even without the other sanctions we have against them. They don’t even have banking relations with the US. How would they fund the kind of military increase necessary to be as threatening as Germany was in the 30s?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:56:24am

re: #248 Belafon

The obvious fact is this: It would take Iran decades to even become a major world power, even without the other sanctions we have against them. They don’t even have banking relations with the US. How would they fund the kind of military increase necessary to be as threatening as Germany was in the 30s?

If they attempted that, I think their population would revolt. I mean I can understand not trusting Iran’s government but I really could have dealt without the FP’s hyperbole. Anyhow, it needs to be stressed while we have similar interests to Israel, they’re no the same interests always. It doesn’t diminish their status as a key ally but it does mean that so that would be my response to people who shit on the deal because Israel doesn’t like it.

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MsJ  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:57:27am

re: #152 Big Beautiful Door

There is still time for Trump to quit chasing squirrels and focus on relentlessly attacking Clinton, which would at least bring Republicans home and staunch his bleeding. However, there is no sign he is actually capable of doing that for more than a couple of days at a time.

Trump’s issue is he cannot manage to not attack at perceived attacks that only he sees and the Clinton people have shown they are pretty smart. It’s pretty easy to play trump like a fiddle.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:57:54am

re: #246 makeitstop

Another random thought I had before falling asleep last night…

When you break it all the way down, Trump is basically delivering a sales pitch, just like he would to potential investors if he wanted them to sign on to a development project.

Anyone who’s done any type of sales pitch/presentation knows that you get one shot at delivering a great pitch - a sales presentation is something where you prepare for weeks to go in and take one swing and you either succeed or you don’t. It’s not the type of thing that you deliver over and over again, but that’s what Trump is doing here.

This might explain why he gets so bored with it and veers off script so much (along with having the attention span of a gnat). And as we get deeper into the campaign and his numbers don’t improve, he’s going to get even more bored and impatient, and after a while he’ll be just mailing it in.

And this is where he’ll lose his leverage with the media. Once people realize that they’re only going to hear the same bad semblance of a campaign speech for the 40th time in a row, they won’t be so ready to cut to that empty podium and wait for 20 minutes just to air Trump yelling ‘Crooked Hillary’ to whoever will listen.

And this means that in order to keep the media’s attention he’ll have to keep upping the outrage factor, which will increase the likelihood that he’ll repeat the Khan debacle and say something he won’t be able to buy back the heat from.

He’s walking a tightrope, and the tightrope is getting narrower all the time. This will be a very slow implosion, but an implosion it will be, I can tell you that.

we may eventually learn what it takes to put ryan over the edge - apparently racisim and inappropriatness isnt enough

ps - i’ve met some very singularly focused gnats

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:59:20am

re: #250 MsJ

Trump’s issue is he cannot manage to not attack at perceived attacks that only he sees and the Clinton people have shown they are pretty smart. It’s pretty easy to play trump like a fiddle.

He simply doesn’t have the judgment to be President. He’s impulsive. He’s narrow minded. He doesn’t consider other options. All the qualities that you want in a president that are qualities that can exist independently of ideology, he falls not only flat in but rock bottom.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:59:30am

re: #237 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, so I think all of that black support has to be young people who don’t remember. OTOH Trump has universal name recognition, so his African-American support is close to zero.

Well, if Ben Carson can stay awake long enough to vote….

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:00:09am

re: #248 Belafon

The obvious fact is this: It would take Iran decades to even become a major world power, even without the other sanctions we have against them. They don’t even have banking relations with the US. How would they fund the kind of military increase necessary to be as threatening as Germany was in the 30s?

and it would be telegraphed years in advance with the visible buildup of necessary personnel and equipment. it’s gotta go somewhere.
and they’ll need uniforms - lots of uniforms

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fern01  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:00:22am

re: #250 MsJ

Trump’s issue is he cannot manage to not attack at perceived attacks that only he sees and the Clinton people have shown they are pretty smart. It’s pretty easy to play trump like a fiddle.

And for those who think Hillary would not have won against the other GOP wannabes - none of them were smart enough to play Trump like a fiddle. Sec Clinton & President Obama do it with ease.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:00:30am

re: #253 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Well, if Ben Carson can stay awake long enough to vote….

Don’t think Ben’s voting in Louisiana this year heh.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:01:23am

re: #241 Decatur Deb

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:02:50am

SMOTI just keeps getting stupider by the minute

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:02:58am

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Don’t think Ben’s voting in Louisiana this year heh.

No, but he’ll vote for Trump (if he can stay awake), so Trump’s AA support can’t be authentically zero.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:03:57am

re: #255 fern01

And for those who think Hillary would not have won against the other GOP wannabes - none of them were smart enough to play Trump like a fiddle. Sec Clinton & President Obama do it with ease.

yeah. they guy you think is too stupid to be president beat you. all of you. some of you had lotsa money. most of you had elected experience.

what’s that say about *your* political savvy?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:04:12am

re: #259 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

No, but he’ll vote for Trump (if he can stay awake), so Trump’s AA support can’t be authentically zero.

Ohhhh you meant Trump. Yeah.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:04:39am

re: #260 dangerman

yeah. they guy you think is too stupid to be president beat you. all of you. some of you had lotsa money. most of you had elected experience.

what’s that say about *your* political savvy?

or the base you’ve spent years cultivating.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:04:47am

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Don’t think Ben’s voting in Louisiana this year heh.

breaking news:
ben carson took a wrong turn on the way to the polls…

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Stanley Sea  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:07:46am

re: #236 carey94tt

Anyone know why feedly has stopped serving LGF posts? I haven’t been updated in 3 days. Other feeds seem just fine.

No idea.

(didn’t want to leave you hanging)

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:07:50am

You want to talk conspiracies? Let’s talk conspiracies. Let’s talk about how the GOP and right wingers are trying to figure out a way to remove Trump from the nomination, hold another convention, or otherwise subvert the votes cast by millions of Republicans.

This is where the GOP is right now. Their own elected leaders that have spurred all manner of racist, bigoted, ignorant BS are shocked to discover the nominee is a racist bigot who mirrors the party’s views all too clearly. And now the party is “shocked” that the nation is horrified at this?

Well, not the nation exactly, but everyone who isn’t a Republican.

Republicans are too busy trying to game their way out of the mess of their own creation by trying to couch their support for the top of the ticket without saying Trump’s name. That’s even as most of these Republicans support Trump’s agenda, but would wish that he were only a little more subtle with it.

This isn’t an agenda based on economic insecurity or unemployment or job growth. Those issues have largely been nullified because the economy is doing pretty well considering the nonstop GOP obstructionism.

The GOP agenda is one based on preserving the status quo for angry whites (and particularly older white angry men). That’s why they keep fighting to stop minorities from voting, SSM, LGBT rights, etc. Expanding and protecting the rights of these groups somehow is seen is depriving the angry white rights.

This is where the GOP is now.

It is the party of nativists.
It is the party of white supremacists and the bigot brigade. Trump’s ascendancy enabled all the bigots to let their freak flags fly (especially the flag of the insurrectionist Confederacy).

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:07:56am

re: #262 HappyWarrior

or the base you’ve spent years cultivating.

in this context i take the base at face value
all of those who lost still couldnt harness it

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:08:06am

re: #263 dangerman

breaking news:
ben carson took a wrong turn on the way to the polls…

Found sleeping next to the pool at a Days Inn.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:09:50am

re: #259 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

No, but he’ll vote for Trump (if he can stay awake), so Trump’s AA support can’t be authentically zero.

Close to zero percent. There were, after all, a whole 18 African-American delegates at the GOP Convention.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:10:21am

European Americans? *deleted*

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:11:03am

re: #238 lawhawk

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Gotta disagree with Israel on this, mostly because everyone was saying that Iran was just 6 months from being nuclear weapons capable before the deal was in place. Now, it pushes it out to 10 years plus 6 months. How exactly is that a bad thing?

I’m still waiting for the math to come in on this. And we all have a better idea of what Iran is doing since there’s more transparency than before the deal was in place (which is to say none).

I get that Israel doesn’t trust Iran, but Israel isn’t even Iran’s chief threat here. It’s the Saudis and the Gulf States, who back other Sunni countries and their conflict is a much older and much more sectarian based conflict, Iran’s support for Hizbullah notwithstanding. That terror group is still trying to keep Assad propped up in Syria.

At the same time, Israel’s trying to work out a new 10-year memo of understanding on military purchases with the US, and the US is likely to give Israel a significant bump in funding over the previous deal (in the range of $3.5-3.7 billion per year, versus $3 billion under prior deal, but less than the $4 billion Israel was seeking).

The Israeli Defense Minister is a raging wingnut who would put Trump to shame.

He also loves Putin.

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MsJ  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:12:45am

re: #255 fern01

And for those who think Hillary would not have won against the other GOP wannabes - none of them were smart enough to play Trump like a fiddle. Sec Clinton & President Obama do it with ease.

That is a very good point! A very good point, indeed.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:15:20am

You know what’s interesting? All but the most vocal and racist of my pet wingnuts have fallen pretty much silent about the election. They are posting videos of dumb rednecks doing dumb things, family photos, etc, but not a word about politics. Perhaps they’ve developed a bit of, dare I say it, shame over what they helped create? One keeps asking if Gary Johnson is an alternative, but the responses have been non existent or subdued.
I think it’s hilarious. All the whining about how mean and hateful politics has become has ceased too.

Now, my husband’s idiot friends are another matter entirely. Some of these guys are so insanely racist that I wonder how many sets of robes and hoods they have at the cleaners. My husband keeps defending them, I keep telling him to face the fact that he’s thrown in with racist, sexist assholes that I don’t want around our son or in our home anymore. “But they weren’t always like this” . Um, no, they were, you’re just a white dude and blow off all but the most blatant shit as a “joke”. I told him to go back and check his old emails and Facebook notifications and get back to me. Yeah, I’m still waiting….The good thing about all of this is that the assholes are right out there in the open being loud and proud about it. Makes it really easy to sort out who you want to be around.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:16:42am

re: #265 lawhawk

+10 on the analysis

id add that its more than this though i acknowledge the quotes: And now the party is “shocked” that the nation is horrified at this?

theyre stunned because all of a sudden its not working - it was their core, tacit strategy and there was (gasp_) no warning it was so imminent (2012 autopsy anyone?)

now its discussed on the news and everywhere
theyre *saying* stuff they used to not have to say. there not enough people buying it and a lot of the rest are disgusted and horrified.

the disconnect between the dog whistles and their actual governing behavior is blown so they probably cant use that gambit again

theyll need a new plan.

and to attract voters in the future, enough to win anyway, what they promise theyre going to have to deliver, else it wont sell. and what theyre selling, not enough want to buy

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:18:31am

re: #269 lawhawk

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European Americans? *deleted*

and by “discrimination” he means attention to unfair advantages

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:20:21am

re: #269 lawhawk

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European Americans? *deleted*

Fuck you Duke. People like you in the past denied that people like me were even European because we’re not pasty assholes like yourself.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:20:40am
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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:20:52am

re: #272 A Mom Anon

You know what’s interesting? All but the most vocal and racist of my pet wingnuts have fallen pretty much silent about the election. They are posting videos of dumb rednecks doing dumb things, family photos, etc, but not a word about politics. Perhaps they’ve developed a bit of, dare I say it, shame over what they helped create? One keeps asking if Gary Johnson is an alternative, but the responses have been non existent or subdued.
I think it’s hilarious. All the whining about how mean and hateful politics has become has ceased too.

Now, my husband’s idiot friends are another matter entirely. Some of these guys are so insanely racist that I wonder how many sets of robes and hoods they have at the cleaners. My husband keeps defending them, I keep telling him to face the fact that he’s thrown in with racist, sexist assholes that I don’t want around our son or in our home anymore. “But they weren’t always like this” . Um, no, they were, you’re just a white dude and blow off all but the most blatant shit as a “joke”. I told him to go back and check his old emails and Facebook notifications and get back to me. Yeah, I’m still waiting….The good thing about all of this is that the assholes are right out there in the open being loud and proud about it. Makes it really easy to sort out who you want to be around.

it has opened up a sort of national conversation
not what the r’s wanted - shining a light on things and all

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:21:29am

re: #274 dangerman

and by “discrimination” he means attention to unfair advantages

Yeah, I’m sick of this shit. Oh being told you have certain privileges as a white male of European ancestry, oh the horror! Of course, the thing is Duke only really cares about Europeans of a certain ethnic background.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:22:50am

re: #276 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Josh Duggar sued by man whose photo he stole to find hookups on Ashley Madison

i shudder to think how does he not win?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:25:07am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:25:29am

I’m of European ancestry but I’ll stand by people of different cultural backgrounds any day than stand with a pathetic douchebag like Duke. Better a “race traitor” than a racist asshole who cries because not everyone looks like him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:25:45am

re: #280 FormerDirtDart

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Really not the best person to give advice there Paulie.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:25:58am

But wow if LePage is pretty calling out Trump in public.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:26:56am

re: #272 A Mom Anon

You know what’s interesting? All but the most vocal and racist of my pet wingnuts have fallen pretty much silent about the election. They are posting videos of dumb rednecks doing dumb things, family photos, etc, but not a word about politics. Perhaps they’ve developed a bit of, dare I say it, shame over what they helped create? One keeps asking if Gary Johnson is an alternative, but the responses have been non existent or subdued.
I think it’s hilarious. All the whining about how mean and hateful politics has become has ceased too.

Now, my husband’s idiot friends are another matter entirely. Some of these guys are so insanely racist that I wonder how many sets of robes and hoods they have at the cleaners. My husband keeps defending them, I keep telling him to face the fact that he’s thrown in with racist, sexist assholes that I don’t want around our son or in our home anymore. “But they weren’t always like this” . Um, no, they were, you’re just a white dude and blow off all but the most blatant shit as a “joke”. I told him to go back and check his old emails and Facebook notifications and get back to me. Yeah, I’m still waiting….The good thing about all of this is that the assholes are right out there in the open being loud and proud about it. Makes it really easy to sort out who you want to be around.

That was my kinfolk when I was growing up in Western Kentucky.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:28:14am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

My ancestors haven’t been in Europe for about a hundred and fifty years.

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MsJ  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:29:11am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Isn’t LePage the governor solely because of a three-way race..twice? The two challengers together got almost twice the vote LePage got. Is it that guy?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:29:38am

re: #283 HappyWarrior

But wow if LePage is pretty calling out Trump in public.

When LePage is telling you to be more disciplined … .

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:29:55am

re: #285 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

My ancestors haven’t been in Europe for about a hundred and fifty years.

My range is between 90 and 220. So I have grandparents who had folks who came over the decade of their both and others who were well established. In otherwords, I’m a genuine bonafide American mutt.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:30:08am

re: #286 MsJ

Isn’t LePage the governor solely because of a three-way race..twice? The two challengers together got almost twice the vote LePage got. Is it that guy?

Yes, he is.

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:30:25am

re: #193 Jenner7

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What weasel words from MTP. More accurately, they should have said—Donald Trump IS distorting Hillary’s words—but it’s MTP, Chuck Todd and the “liberal” media, so they phrase it, we’re just asking questions.

Spit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:30:31am

re: #272 A Mom Anon

You know what’s interesting? All but the most vocal and racist of my pet wingnuts have fallen pretty much silent about the election.

and where has Dark_Falcon been lately?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:30:54am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

My range is between 90 and 220. So I have grandparents who had folks who came over the decade of their both and others who were well established. In otherwords, I’m a genuine bonafide American mutt.

My mother came from England in the fifties.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:31:07am

re: #291 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and where has Dark_Falcon been lately?

Calling Hillary Clinton “crooked” on Twitter.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:31:53am

re: #292 Big Beautiful Door

My mother came from England in the fifties.

My paternal grandmother was a German war bride.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:33:16am

re: #292 Big Beautiful Door

My mother came from England in the fifties.

Not that long ago.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:33:50am

re: #280 FormerDirtDart

Wait, what? “We’re gonna have to take the stars off the flag and put bananas on”? What the actual fuck?

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fern01  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:34:21am

re: #271 MsJ

That is a very good point! A very good point, indeed.

I am listening to the pundits saying

Polls mean nothing until Labor Day
This is just a convention bump
Trump just has to win the first debate

And then I do burst out laughing - Trump is still trying to work out how he can refuse to debate. Hillary could have her worst debate ever & she still can’t lose.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:35:02am

re: #285 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

A number of my European ancestors were wiped out because we weren’t sufficiently European. Pogroms. The Holocaust. In Germany, Eastern Europe (Ukraine/USSR).

Duke keeps speaking in code and couched terms to obfuscate his racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism. Trump’s just more open about it. Both are nativists whose policies seek to put non-whites in their “place.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:35:21am

re: #285 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

My ancestors haven’t been in Europe for about a hundred and fifty years.

My grandparents all came over at the turn of the last century. Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:35:32am

The Constitution - That Delicate Balance 03 Nomination, Election, and Succession of the President

1984 and still captivating because many of thing they were discussing “in theory” are being considered IRL and actually happening this year

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:35:34am

re: #296 A Mom Anon

Wait, what? “We’re gonna have to take the stars off the flag and put bananas on”? What the actual fuck?

Not sure if racist or just stupid and claiming we’re going to become a banana republic.

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No Depression  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:35:44am

re: #227 Jenner7

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Ugh.

People from Central and South America ARE part of “Western Civilization”, dumbfuck.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:36:08am

re: #298 lawhawk

A number of my European ancestors were wiped out because we weren’t sufficiently European. Pogroms. The Holocaust. In Germany, Eastern Europe (Ukraine/USSR).

Duke keeps speaking in code and couched terms to obfuscate his racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism. Trump’s just more open about it. Both are nativists whose policies seek to put non-whites in their “place.”

He knows by white and European, he means Western European and usually Protestant if he wants to get really to the point though it’s harder to be explicitly anti-Catholic in a state like LA.

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Franklin  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:36:18am

re: #286 MsJ

Isn’t LePage the governor solely because of a three-way race..twice? The two challengers together got almost twice the vote LePage got. Is it that guy?

Yep, imagine if we had a national 3 or 4 party system.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:36:35am

re: #280 FormerDirtDart

Gov. Paul LePage: I Told Trump He Needs To Be More Disciplined .

Contemplate that for a while. Let the glory of the derp, the purest distillate, saturate your mind.

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fern01  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:37:10am

re: #293 Timothy Watson

Calling Hillary Clinton “crooked” on Twitter.

Taking talking points from the man he is never ever going to vote for?

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:37:18am

re: #302 No Depression

People from Central and South America ARE part of “Western Civilization”, dumbfuck.

wonder how many of them got there (indigenous folks notwithstanding)

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:37:29am

My first ancestors emigrated in George Washington’s presidency. My latest? My maternal grandmother’s mother who came over in 1921 just a few years before the quotas on Eastern and Southern Europeans. Because you know little ladies who make pierogis and haluski are such a threat.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:38:27am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

He knows by white and European, he means Western European and usually Protestant if he wants to get really to the point though it’s harder to be explicitly anti-Catholic in a state like LA.

Catholic are okay if they’re French. NOT I-TALIANS OR P******S!11!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:39:40am

re: #293 Timothy Watson

Calling Hillary Clinton “crooked” on Twitter.

I just feel amused. DF’s going to get a Democratic woman senator and a Democratic woman president and he’s not going to appreciate it. I don’t hate or even dislike DF but one of my chief quarrels with him is that he can’t empathize with what it means to be someone other than himself. I really think it’s that when we really go beyond ideology that separates our ideologies. My brother and I were talking about our mutual friend’s descent into wingnuttiness and we both agreed that he doesn’t attempt to put himself in other peoples shoes.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:43:45am

The latest experiment in “small government” regulations from Texas Republicans:

“…In the new proposed regulations, published quietly before a holiday weekend in the Texas Register, the state health department does not explain how a 4-week-old embryo can be cremated, or even easily identified by medical personnel in the case of a spontaneous abortion — a miscarriage — that occurs at a regulated facility. Experts estimate that between 15 and 20 percent of those who know they are pregnant miscarry; among people who may not yet know they’re pregnant, that rate could be as high as between 60 and 70 percent.”
………..
“Requiring the expenditure of any money to bury an embryo the size of a poppy seed strikes me as regulation beyond common sense or common decency.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:44:08am

re: #309 Timothy Watson

Catholic are okay if they’re French. NOT I-TALIANS OR P******S!11!!

Blazing Saddles “We Don’t Want the Irish!”
Somehow relevant since David Huddleston passed.

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No Depression  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:46:40am

re: #311 jaunte

The latest experiment in “small government” regulations from Texas Republicans:

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Taking that “birth starts at conception” bullshit to its (il)logical conclusion. Sigh…

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blueraven  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:47:32am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:48:00am

re: #313 No Depression

Taking that “birth starts at conception” bullshit to its (il)logical conclusion. Sigh…

If I felt like trolling those types, I’d draft a bill to make someone’s legal birth the day they were conceived. And wouldn’t birth at conception PROVE that Obama’s not from Kenya. Oh wait, these are wingnuts.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:48:50am

re: #311 jaunte

And it of course will fall on women to bear this financial burden too. More shaming and excoriation of women, who face all the risks of pregnancies, and the emotional heartbreak of miscarriages. Now the idiotic misogynistic governor wants them to pay for all that with a completely insane and unnecessary cost.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:48:54am

re: #314 blueraven

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It’d be nice if someone on FNC had the balls to call out Ollie for the hypocritical lying asshole that he is.

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No Depression  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:50:06am

re: #314 blueraven

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Are they using Ollie North to push this bullshit because they know it pisses off liberals who know about this weaselly motherfucker’s involvement in Iran-Contra?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:50:53am

re: #270 Timothy Watson

You know, considering how much money and support we give them, they don’t listen to us that much, and ignore our requests for settlements.

re: #249 HappyWarrior

I wouldn’t trust their government either.

It looks the government has Multiple Personality Disorder, more so than we do.

You have reformists controlling the Presidency, and lower house, while the hardline Theocrats control The Upper House and the religious bodies. And they act against one another.

At some point this will come to a head, and Iran is going to have a breakdown. That will be ugly af.

I will point out that I think the theology of Vilayet-i-Faqih has done a great deal of damage to Shia Islam, and needs to be trashed.

On the other hand, Shi’ism has had much less chaos and violence than the Sunni Wing, and I think that some religious structure needs to remain. It needs more counterbalances though, to make sure no one faction is dominant in the Shi’ism. There will need to be some religious structure, whether it remains part of Iran, or whether it becomes some sort of analogue to the Vatican or the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

To some degree, Shi’ism is more hierarchical, like with most of Christianity. Right now, this is a good thing, Vilayet-i-Faqih notwithstanding. This needs to be kept.

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:50:54am

re: #172 ObserverArt

I can image the Dow and other markets reactions should Trump win the presidency.

It might even set a record for the biggest downturn due to an election.

It will be HUGE, I can promise you that.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:50:58am

re: #318 No Depression

Are they using Ollie North to push this bullshit because they know it pisses off liberals who know about this weaselly motherfucker’s involvement in Iran-Contra?

Yes.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:51:31am

Now we wait for the anticipated “Rigged Election” tweet from Trump

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:52:02am

re: #248 Belafon

I would argue that, at this point, Iran IS a major world power.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:52:43am

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

Now we wait for the anticipated “Rigged Election” tweet from Trump

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Bush appointee if anyone’s curious.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:53:51am

re: #323 Ziggy_TARDIS

Defining major world power down?

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:54:00am

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

Now we wait for the anticipated “Rigged Election” tweet from Trump

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And the libertarian, of course, has no problem filing a frivolous lawsuit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:54:37am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:54:45am

re: #323 Ziggy_TARDIS

Um, no.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:55:29am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump wants to make MAD, MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:55:49am

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

Being a racist must be the fountain of youth, because Duke looks 20 years younger in that pic.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:55:49am

This guy’s feed is just ripping Trump and the RNC to shreds. But the RNC will do nothing, Trump will continue down this path, and the crackup should be glorious.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:56:15am

“Well we have so many different ones to choose,” the Republican presidential nominee said

“All of them, Angela”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:56:59am

re: #330 Skip Intro

Being a racist must be the fountain of youth, because Duke looks 20 years younger in that pic.

That’s because he is. That’s an older photo. The signs there say Duke for Congress. Right now Douchebag’s running for the Senate and he’s got that creepy beard still I think.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:57:38am

re: #332 jaunte

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“All of them, Angela”

Come on, he can’t even name Sarah Palin? SAD. Maybe Donald was hurt by her son in law calling his hate of the Khans out or her refusal to fly to Cleveland for him.

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:59:09am

re: #330 Skip Intro

Being a racist must be the fountain of youth, because Duke looks 20 years younger in that pic.

He got plastic surgery years ago, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a couple of return visits to the surgeon took place.

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:59:29am

re: #323 Ziggy_TARDIS

I would argue that, at this point, Iran IS a major world power.

Iran is an influence in the region, and might have a bit more influence if it weren’t under sanctions, but it has almost no influence outside the region. It’s not a world power under any definition.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 8:59:30am


This is good. I agree with Biden.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:00:36am

re: #331 lawhawk

I think Mackowiac’s wrong about Trump doing damage intentionally. That sounds like he’s hinting at some kind of conspiracy or deliberation on Trump’s part, and minimizing the RNC’s role in encouraging the conditions that led to Trump’s rise.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:00:42am

re: #336 Belafon

Iran is an influence in the region, and might have a bit more influence if it weren’t under sanctions, but it has almost no influence outside the region. It’s not a world power under any definition.

Yeah, I could go along with regional power but I disagree with world power. World power to me suggest a nation has heavy influence beyond its borders and even continent.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:02:42am

Interesting fact about the Commission on Presidential Debates: One of the current board members is Newton Minow, who gave the famous “vast wasteland” speech regarding television programming.

Minow also hired a young lawyer by the name of Barack Obama as a summer associate in 1988 at Sidley Austin LLP, where Minow was a senior counsel. Obama would met his future wife, Michelle Robinson, while working there.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:03:22am

re: #328 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Iran is capable of getting to space, and they are now the most stable country in the region. John Abizaid has stated, with the exception of Israel, Iran has the most powerful military in the region, and unlike the Russians in Syria, Iranians in Iraq have had success with DAESH.

At the very least, it is an emerging power, albeit one we should keep distance from until the eventual shitstorm hits, and settles down.

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Ming5000  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:03:36am

re: #332 jaunte

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“All of them, Angela”

Maybe Romney will lend Trump his binders full of women.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:04:29am

re: #342 Ming5000

Maybe Romney will lend Trump his binders full of women.

I think they may be dusty.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:05:21am

re: #342 Ming5000

Pretty stunning political incompetence that this far into the campaign, Trump still doesn’t have a couple of women’s names to reel off in this situation.

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blueraven  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:06:02am

re: #318 No Depression

Are they using Ollie North to push this bullshit because they know it pisses off liberals who know about this weaselly motherfucker’s involvement in Iran-Contra?

Perhaps. But liberals aren’t the only people who remember the Iran-Contra debacle. It just seems an odd choice to put North out there as some kind of moral authority. Also a stain on their hero, REAGAN! But maybe Reaganism has been dumped for Trumpism. In the end, I think nothing matters to them but Obama/Hillary hate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:06:16am

re: #343 HappyWarrior

I think they may be dusty crusty.

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:06:45am

re: #338 jaunte

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I think Mackowiac’s wrong about Trump doing damage intentionally. That sounds like he’s hinting at some kind of conspiracy or deliberation on Trump’s part, and minimizing the RNC’s role in encouraging the conditions that led to Trump’s rise.

Trump is doing irreparable damage to the country, asshole. Try thinking about something other than your hideous party for once. Trump is you.

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blueraven  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:07:06am

re: #323 Ziggy_TARDIS

I would argue that, at this point, Iran IS a major world power.

That is Bullshit, my friend.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:07:27am

re: #344 jaunte

Pretty stunning political incompetence that this far into the campaign, Trump still doesn’t have a couple of women’s names to reel off in this situation.

at least he didnt ask “whats the cabinet?”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:07:46am

re: #325 lawhawk

Defining major world power down?

Grading on the curve.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:07:52am

re: #349 dangerman

at least he didnt ask “whats the cabinet?”

A good place for Trump vodka. //

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:08:40am

re: #332 jaunte

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“All of them, Angela”

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:08:59am

re: #338 jaunte

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I think Mackowiac’s wrong about Trump doing damage intentionally. That sounds like he’s hinting at some kind of conspiracy or deliberation on Trump’s part, and minimizing the RNC’s role in encouraging the conditions that led to Trump’s rise.

These guys need to justify recognizing their party is a shit fire without acknowledging their part in making it a shit fire.

I love watching these consultants squirm, remembering how fucking smug they all were just a few years back.

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Jayleia  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:09:28am

re: #351 HappyWarrior

You mean dumpster, a DUMPSTER is a good place for Trump [tm] vodka.

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:09:42am

re: #342 Ming5000

Maybe Romney will lend Trump his binders full of women.

Trump has a full stable of fully qualified foreign women available at Trump Models.

He just needs to do his personal interview to see which of them is qualified to be the new Mrs. Trump in his Cabinet.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:09:55am

re: #350 Decatur Deb

Definition I use fuses great powers with regional powers.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:10:26am

re: #352 The Vicious Babushka

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The secretary of agriculture will be chosen by who looks the sexiest in overalls

The secretary of state by most sexy accent

The Attorney General who can hold Trump’s “gavel” the longest.

The Secretary of Treasury based on who Trump would pay the most moeny to sleep with.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:10:51am

re: #354 Jayleia

You mean dumpster, a DUMPSTER is a good place for Trump [tm] vodka.

Oh yeah, that shit probably makes Burnetts look good.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:10:57am

re: #353 makeitstop

These guys need to justify recognizing their party is a shit fire without acknowledging their part in making it a shit fire.

I love watching these consultants squirm, remembering how fucking smug they all were just a few years back.

The new pundit growth industry will be explaining why Trump was never a Republican and did not represent Republican values and principles.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:11:14am

re: #356 Ziggy_TARDIS

Definition I use fuses great powers with regional powers.

Well in fairness, I think that’s a mistake.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:11:30am

re: #356 Ziggy_TARDIS

Definition I use fuses great powers with regional powers.

They do good pep rallies.

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iossarian  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:12:02am

re: #344 jaunte

Pretty stunning political incompetence that this far into the campaign, Trump still doesn’t have a couple of women’s names to reel off in this situation.

Unclear what’s stunning about it, since this is how Tump rolls, though I agree with the general sentiment.

“Business as usual” is the new “stunning political incompetence”.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:12:06am

re: #359 jaunte

The new pundit growth industry will be explaining why Trump was never a Republican and did not represent Republican values and principles.

Have a friend already in that mode. He posted a link about Pence distancing himself from Trump. And it’s okay dude he’s still his running mate and not to mention Pence has his own wacky bullshit going with his denial of cigarettes and lung cancer and freaking out over Mulan.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:12:12am

another use for dumpsters

though this:

is not this:

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makeitstop  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:12:56am

re: #359 jaunte

The new pundit growth industry will be explaining why Trump was never a Republican and did not represent Republican values and principles.

Toss in a couple shovelfuls of ‘Clinton plant’ and I think you’ve got the secret recipe.

Anything to avoid having to say ‘we built that.’

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:14:06am

re: #365 makeitstop

Toss in a couple shovelfuls of ‘Clinton plant’ and I think you’ve got the secret recipe.

Anything to avoid having to say ‘we built that.’

No doubt. They’re going to act like the right wing populist rhetoric Trump uses was somehow leftist. I’ve already seen that from some of Trump’s right wing detractors. Sorry guys but right wing populism is still right wing.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:23:33am

re: #365 makeitstop

Toss in a couple shovelfuls of ‘Clinton plant’ and I think you’ve got the secret recipe.

Anything to avoid having to say ‘we built that.’

we’ll do it for them - long into the future
“party of trump”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:23:45am

LOL

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:26:16am

re: #338 jaunte

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I think Mackowiac’s wrong about Trump doing damage intentionally. That sounds like he’s hinting at some kind of conspiracy or deliberation on Trump’s part, and minimizing the RNC’s role in encouraging the conditions that led to Trump’s rise.

I also found that puzzling. But remember, he got where he is by running against the GOP establishment. And also that he’s vindictive as hell, and needs to dominate, and be seen to dominate. Withholding endorsement from Ryan, and talking up his primary opponent, is punishment for Ryan’s delay in endorsing Trump after he clinched the nomination. He’s basically telling Ryan he’s the boss, that Ryan can no longer un-endorse him, that he’s stuck, but Trump can endorse him or not as he chooses. Ayotte, also, is insufficiently obsequious. McCain? He just hates McCain.

I’m not sure that Trump realizes how much he’s damaging the GOP, and I’m not really sure he cares. He’s NEVER cared about the Congress, or Governorships, or state legislatures. He doesn’t even care about governing. He cares about WINNING, and being seen winning. So he’s not going to give a flying crap about the downticket races, though at this point they might do better by running AWAY from him.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:28:31am

re: #368 The Vicious Babushka

#DonaldTrump campaign chairman @PaulManafort: Obama is the wrong role model for how a president should act.

LOL

7 minutes later and i still havent recovered from that one yet

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lockjawcanbefun  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:28:58am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:29:01am

re: #369 Blind Frog Belly White

I also found that puzzling. But remember, he got where he is by running against the GOP establishment. And also that he’s vindictive as hell, and needs to dominate, and be seen to dominate. Withholding endorsement from Ryan, and talking up his primary opponent, is punishment for Ryan’s delay in endorsing Trump after he clinched the nomination. He’s basically telling Ryan he’s the boss, that Ryan can no longer un-endorse him, that he’s stuck, but Trump can endorse him or not as he chooses. Ayotte, also, is insufficiently obsequious. McCain? He just hates McCain.

I’m not sure that Trump realizes how much he’s damaging the GOP, and I’m not really sure he cares. He’s NEVER cared about the Congress, or Governorships, or state legislatures. He doesn’t even care about governing. He cares about WINNING, and being seen winning. So he’s not going to give a flying crap about the downticket races, though at this point they might do better by running AWAY from him.

That’s very true and that’s probably why they won’t be able to remove him as the nominee. They already have a base that mistrusts them immensely. Trump was their voters choice. If they attempted to do that, they’d have an even uglier civil war on their hands. I think they probably know Trump is lost and are attempting to save the Senate and minimize damage to teh House at this point. And then act like in 2020 that Trump had nothing to do with their party. Thing is though, Trump is going to put a black mark on the GOP for a long time IMO.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:29:28am

Revolver is 50 years old today guys. God that makes me feel old and I wasn’t alive when it was released.

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Jay C  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:30:35am

re: #318 No Depression

Are they using Ollie North to push this bullshit because they know it pisses off liberals who know about this weaselly motherfucker’s involvement in Iran-Contra?

Probably exactly that.

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dangerman  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:30:55am

re: #371 lockjawcanbefun

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ok that’s a string of words i never thought id see

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:31:03am

re: #371 lockjawcanbefun

Same Republican mayor who didn’t report a stolen gun that was later used in a murder.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:31:26am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Revolver is 50 years old today guys. God that makes me feel old and I wasn’t alive when it was released.

My older sister was totally into Beatlemania and had all their albums up to Rubber Soul, but stopped liking them when they got long-haired and psychedelic. So I kind of lost track of them and did not really rediscover their albums until after they had broken up.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:31:38am

re: #374 Jay C

Probably exactly that.

That was the same reason why some people thought Newt was a good idea for VP. HEY HE’LL PISS THE LIBERALS OFF. Cons need to stop caring less about pissing us off and more about actually acting like functioning people.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:32:10am

re: #371 lockjawcanbefun

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Be fair now. Boys and girls.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:32:21am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My older sister was totally into Beatlemania and had all their albums up to Rubber Soul, but stopped liking them when they got long-haired and psychedelic. So I kind of lost track of them and did not really rediscover their albums until after they had broken up.

I really enjoy their psychedelic stuff. It’s how Harrison’s become my favorite Beatle. Dad can remember watching them on Sullivan.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:33:34am

re: #371 lockjawcanbefun

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You know, I used to think the closeted anti-gay thing was maybe a bti exaggerated but I’m honestly starting to wonder.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:34:22am

Kentucky voters almost make me weep:

There are more Democrats here than Republicans but apparently there is not one D willing to be seen in public here with Hillary:

And this:

I’m in the 4th District and here’s the Dem running. Looks like I need to send some money his way.
Calvin Sidle (he also supports transgender rights).

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:38:14am

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky voters almost make me weep:

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I’m in the 4th District and here’s the Dem running. Looks like I need to send some money his way.
Calvin Sidle (he also supports transgender rights).

Screw it. Work and donate in critical Ohio. Rebuild KY in the off years. Pisses me off that the only registration gigs I could line up for the next couple weeks are here in AL.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:38:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:38:43am

oh good freaking grief…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:40:52am

re: #384 FormerDirtDart

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In otherwords Governor Voldemort (R) is a typical Republican.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:41:16am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh good freaking grief…

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Damn.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:41:42am

I get the impression there’s a lot of naive people in the KY Democratic Party.

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Franklin  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:42:21am

Frustrating day with HUGE silver lining. Brought my car into the dealer for warranty repairs. Thought I’d be done in an hour, but been working from their business lounge for about 5 hours so far today. Ran out for lunch and hit an old dive in Brighton MA I used to frequent more than a decade ago. 110 beers on tap and the best steak tips around. Things are looking up.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:46:34am

re: #311 jaunte

The latest experiment in “small government” regulations from Texas Republicans:

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blueraven  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:47:03am

This has probably been posted already, but the symbolism is just perfect.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:54:21am

re: #340 Timothy Watson

Interesting fact about the Commission on Presidential Debates: One of the current board members is Newton Minow, who gave the famous “vast wasteland” speech regarding television programming.

Minow also hired a young lawyer by the name of Barack Obama as a summer associate in 1988 at Sidley Austin LLP, where Minow was a senior counsel. Obama would met his future wife, Michelle Robinson, while working there.

PROVES ITS RIGGED!!!1!1!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:57:50am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

That’s very true and that’s probably why they won’t be able to remove him as the nominee. They already have a base that mistrusts them immensely. Trump was their voters choice. If they attempted to do that, they’d have an even uglier civil war on their hands. I think they probably know Trump is lost and are attempting to save the Senate and minimize damage to teh House at this point. And then act like in 2020 that Trump had nothing to do with their party. Thing is though, Trump is going to put a black mark on the GOP for a long time IMO.

He will be flushed down the memory hole just like that guy who was in the White House in 2008 whose existence was barely acknowledged during the GOP Convention that year.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:59:18am

re: #393 Big Beautiful Door

He will be flushed down the memory hole just like that guy who was in the White House in 2008 whose existence was barely acknowledged during the GOP Convention that year.

I forget his name. Busch or Bosh or something like that.

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Bubblehead II  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:59:22am

Well Idaho is at least doing something right.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:59:42am

every once in a while i unearth old ronald reagan to ask him if he’s enjoying the much deserved rest he’s getting this year

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 9:59:46am

re: #380 HappyWarrior

I really enjoy their psychedelic stuff. It’s how Harrison’s become my favorite Beatle. Dad can remember watching them on Sullivan.

As an official old, I not only saw them on Sullivan but went to their first US concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and went to their Shea Stadium concert. George was always my favorite Beatle.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:01:01am

Chicago may be the next city to see mass protests against police. All I have to say about this case is:

Don’t run from the police in a stolen car and then proceed to ram them head-on and bail on foot.

Don’t turn your body cam off right before you shoot someone in the back.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:01:25am

re: #354 Jayleia

You mean dumpster, a DUMPSTER is a good place for Trump [tm] vodka.

Discerning anarchists know that Trump vodka should be avoided when making Molotov Cocktails. Sure it’s loud and obnoxious, but there’s no substance to it. /////

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Belafon  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:02:32am

re: #395 Bubblehead II

Well Idaho is at least doing something right.

I can’t look at the map, but does anyone know what restrictions states like CA and MA implemented?

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:03:02am

re: #383 Decatur Deb

Screw it. Work and donate in critical Ohio. Rebuild KY in the off years. Pisses me off that the only registration gigs I could line up for the next couple weeks are here in AL.

Can’t believe FL is dropping the ball. Have you been back in touch with my “kid?” She’s good at lighting fires under people’s butts—but I’m not sure how much sway she would have in northern FL.

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sagehen  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:04:56am

re: #276 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Josh Duggar sued by man whose photo he stole to find hookups on Ashley Madison

Good thing the guy’s a Californian; because of the entertainment biz, CA has *very* strong laws about the unauthorized use of someone else’s face.

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mmmirele  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:06:50am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Revolver is 50 years old today guys. God that makes me feel old and I wasn’t alive when it was released.

I felt old a few months ago when “Pet Sounds” turned 50. I remember that record from my childhood.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:08:03am

Gonna put this right here.

By this time next year after Trump loses in historic fashion, SMOTI will be claiming that he was always in the Never Trump camp and everyone who pushed Trump was seeking the destruction of the GOP. He’ll continue to claim that the Democrats pushed Trump as a Trojan Horse candidate to screw the GOP or some other kind of conspiracy.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:09:39am

re: #404 lawhawk

Gonna put this right here.

By this time next year after Trump loses in historic fashion, SMOTI will be claiming that he was always in the Never Trump camp and everyone who pushed Trump was seeking the destruction of the GOP. He’ll continue to claim that the Democrats pushed Trump as a Trojan Horse candidate to screw the GOP or some other kind of conspiracy.

I totally expect that.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:10:51am

And since the state department said that they weren’t marked correctly, there was no classified material.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:11:30am

hahahahahaaaaa

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:12:21am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahaaaaa

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Ha.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:12:43am

I knew this was coming; Trump supporters have started unskewing the polls to prove the Donald is really leading!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:13:09am

re: #409 Big Beautiful Door

I knew this was coming; Trump supporters have started unskewing the polls to prove the Donald is really leading!

If you take out all the people who said they’d vote for Clinton, absolutely he’s winning. //

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:13:47am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahaaaaa

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Independent, doesn’t back down!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:13:53am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:14:19am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My older sister was totally into Beatlemania and had all their albums up to Rubber Soul, but stopped liking them when they got long-haired and psychedelic. So I kind of lost track of them and did not really rediscover their albums until after they had broken up.

I’m going to say some blasphemy here:

The White Album contained a bunch of shit tracks they made when they were totally high/stoned and which other high/stoned people thought was their BEST ALBUM EVER.

The “Magical Mystery Tour” video sucked so hard it was never released in the U.S. or maybe not until years later.

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:15:14am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahaaaaa

[BREAKING: 2 Sources tell @johnrobertsFox that @realDonaldTrump is expected to endorse @SpeakerRyan at Green Bay rally tonigh]

It will be soooo cheesy. They will have the biggest, bestest cheeseheads. Donald doesn’t even need one.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:15:19am

re: #388 HappyWarrior

I get the impression there’s a lot of naive people in the KY Democratic Party.

Louisville and Lexington Dems are fine until we hit the county line.

The most credible statewide individual that Democrats here could ever count on is Matt Jones @KySportsRadio …yes the sports guy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:15:24am

I read something yesterday that most of the state level GOP in Wisconsin aren’t going to show up for Trump’s event there today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:16:36am

re: #415 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Louisville and Lexington Dems are fine until we hit the county line.

The most credible statewide individual that Democrats here could ever count on is Matt Jones @KySportsRadio …yes the sports guy.

sports guy who was a lawyer until he decided he liked sports better.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:17:18am

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Stanley Sea  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:17:35am

re: #412 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Bill O sigh at the end is icing on the cake.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:19:09am

He’s taking a page from SMOTI in claiming that this is the video that Trump says he saw, even though it wasn’t, Trump admits he didn’t see a video, but they’ll go on pontificating as though it was.

My head hurts from the dumbassery.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:19:45am

Hillary is answering questions right now and journalists are arguing whether this is a press conference or not.

And of course, the likability question.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:19:54am
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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:20:06am
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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:21:12am

re: #421 Jenner7

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:22:12am

Observer Art, I know you are just as shocked as I am about this!
:D

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:22:40am

re: #418 Ziggy_TARDIS

6vZtyr2nLvBMTCB3tpZ9yDVvZ7fCZoAXUvvhkrYl7Z7W+571dkg+nreCzjjnW2aAjpUfIg7ZVrVg3hY/YvLPPW3h+7JbQoRQIpa5ltZyNwMv6brqheIDGH81WPKNpYF8FAl1uuFAxPePr6bzZ/TWVqA1C9td9jhu/4TTb3eDaMfKylaUsJBwh1t9As5B0iaubs6XYUJrI6mewkLCm/dkWOqNgqQwyDkq8My3oRzYpg0KN2sMJ94s0F0KluQ2JLmd

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Kragar  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:22:55am
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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:23:33am

She says she misspoke when she said Comey said she was truthful. He did say she was truthful in her answers to investigators, didn’t he? Also, the questions from Republicans were misleading.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:26:26am

Another Trump scam: Trump supporters who signed up to make recurring payments to the Trump Campaign can’t cancel the recurring payments.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:26:58am

re: #427 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Manafort is Baghdad Bob at this point.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:28:22am

re: #301 Timothy Watson

Not sure if racist or just stupid and claiming we’re going to become a banana republic.

It’s LePage so it is stupid, racist, and designed to fall to the lake/ocean floor for the bottom feeders.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:28:33am

re: #429 Big Beautiful Door

Another Trump scam: Trump supporters who signed up to make recurring payments to the Trump Campaign can’t cancel the recurring payments.

A fool and his money are soon parted…repeatedly.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:30:18am

re: #429 Big Beautiful Door

Another Trump scam: Trump supporters who signed up to make recurring payments to the Trump Campaign can’t cancel the recurring payments.

“The abused just have to get another job, or another credit card.”

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Skip Intro  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:30:22am

re: #427 Kragar

Lumpy isn’t. Lumpy is angry.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:31:17am

Oh yea, with hard hitting questions like, “Why do people hate you?”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:32:26am

jeebus, I wouldn’t give any specifics to questions like that either because those “journalists” would track down friends from decades ago just to hound them with Hillary questions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:33:37am

re: #435 Jenner7

[Embedded content]

Oh yea, with hard hitting questions like, “Why do people hate you?”.

like this one, good grief…

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:33:45am

re: #436 Backwoods_Sleuth

More hard hitting questions.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:35:45am

OFFS!

It’s a propaganda video, that Hannity, SMOTI and other right wingers are claiming Trump saw, even though Trump himself admits he didn’t see it.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:36:08am

So, they get to ask her questions, all the while bitching that this isn’t really a press conference.

Fuck them.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:36:52am

re: #439 lawhawk

Drudge, Hannity, take Iranians’ word that they’re seeing a pallet of cash.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:37:44am

re: #340 Timothy Watson

Interesting fact about the Commission on Presidential Debates: One of the current board members is Newton Minow, who gave the famous “vast wasteland” speech regarding television programming.

Minow also hired a young lawyer by the name of Barack Obama as a summer associate in 1988 at Sidley Austin LLP, where Minow was a senior counsel. Obama would met his future wife, Michelle Robinson, while working there.

Nice little bit of history there. Thanks for that.

(Trump: They’re all connected I will tell you. It’s all a conspiracy and Obama’s, the Clinton’s, they’re all in to conspire to fix the election. Believe me!

Won’t someone believe me?

Anyone?

Hello?!!!

This is Trump speaking…

Remember me? I was going to be the one to fix it. I did see the video!!!)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:41:29am
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:41:57am

DAWWWW!

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:42:00am

re: #352 The Vicious Babushka

(((Beelzebabushka))) @viciousbabushka
Here is how President Trump will choose his cabinet, with a swimsuit competition #tcot #UniteBlue
9:40 AM - 5 Aug 2016
1 1 Retweet 1 1 like

Nooooooooooo!!!!

I do not want to see Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie in swimsuits….EVER!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:44:15am
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b_sharp  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:45:53am

Only LGF can go from Joe Bonamassa to insane politics in a heart beat without missing a beat.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:46:06am
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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:47:27am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My older sister was totally into Beatlemania and had all their albums up to Rubber Soul, but stopped liking them when they got long-haired and psychedelic. So I kind of lost track of them and did not really rediscover their albums until after they had broken up.

How sad. You were deprived. Bad sister. Bad. : )

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:48:22am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:49:07am

re: #450 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Do you do the thing that are our narrative says you do? PLEASE ANSWER. Seriously, I don’t blame her. When they ask her some of the stupid shit they do.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:49:09am

re: #401 BeachDem

Can’t believe FL is dropping the ball. Have you been back in touch with my “kid?” She’s good at lighting fires under people’s butts—but I’m not sure how much sway she would have in northern FL.

Got some names and the promise that things will fire up “after the convention”. Will check when we’re back from this gig. We’re hitting one of the poorest, least developed counties.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:49:15am
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KerFuFFler  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:49:21am

re: #332 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“All of them, Angela”

Maybe Trump can ask Romney for one of his binders full of women.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:50:34am

re: #444 Ziggy_TARDIS

DAWWWW!

[Embedded content]

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wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:52:19am

re: #453 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Source close to @SpeakerRyan: “We have no knowledge of [the Trump endorsement] and it’s a question for their campaign.”]

Look for the big wedge of cheddar…

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:52:36am

Read her whole answer, then look how Dan summarizes it.

Unbelievable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:53:24am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:53:59am

re: #457 Jenner7

[Embedded content]

Read her whole answer, then look how Dan summarizes it.

Unbelievable.

Yeah really pathetic. Her college friend she’s talking about is Grant Hill’s mother Janet I believe.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:54:50am

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Steves are people too my friend, hey I had an uncle Steve whom I never knew.

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Jenner7  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:54:51am

re: #459 HappyWarrior

It was a very good answer to a shitty question.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:55:14am

re: #391 blueraven

This has probably been posted already, but the symbolism is just perfect.

[Embedded content]

Babies know!

I’m pretty good around them myself. I can always get their attention and a smile. I love that out in public. It is how I was able to get this family to allow me to take this photo at the Clinton Kaine rally in Columbus Sunday. We were making eyes at each other while she was munching on Cheerios.

Clinton-Klaine Bus Tour rally Columbus Ohio - July 2016 - Family with little girl wearing “The Future is Female” Shirt.

Yeah…I’m posting again…cuz she was so cute.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:55:35am

re: #338 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I think Mackowiac’s wrong about Trump doing damage intentionally. That sounds like he’s hinting at some kind of conspiracy or deliberation on Trump’s part, and minimizing the RNC’s role in encouraging the conditions that led to Trump’s rise.

I think Trump is being intentionally vengeful against certain GOP individuals and does not care that it hurts the Party. So Trump is clearly being deliberately mean to Ryan and McCain but the GOP suffers as well.

464
allegro  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:56:21am

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Revolver is 50 years old today guys. God that makes me feel old and I wasn’t alive when it was released.

OWWW!

Now back to your regular programming…

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KerFuFFler  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:57:07am

re: #342 Ming5000

Maybe Romney will lend Trump his binders full of women.

You beat me by a mile——-I am just catching up in this thread…

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:57:22am

re: #397 BeachDem

As an official old, I not only saw them on Sullivan but went to their first US concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and went to their Shea Stadium concert. George was always my favorite Beatle.

Wow. I only got to see Paul McCartney and Wings in ‘76.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:57:51am

re: #462 ObserverArt

Babies know!

I’m pretty good around them myself. I can always get their attention and a smile. I love that out in public. It is how I was able to get this family to allow me to take this photo at the Clinton Kaine rally in Columbus Sunday. We were making eyes at each other while she was munching on Cheerios.

[Embedded content]

Yeah…I’m posting again…cuz she was so cute.

Four generations right? It’s pretty touching here. We have my grandmother, born seven years after women got the right to vote and my niece who will very likely be born when the first woman is elected President. My other grandmother was born before women got suffrage.

468
wrenchwench  Aug 5, 2016 • 10:59:25am

re: #466 ObserverArt

Wow. I only got to see Paul McCartney and Wings in ‘76.

Me too! Inglewood Forum, top row, about a mile from the stage. Fireworks were great.

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jaunte  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:01:13am

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

BRING ME MY STEVES!

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:03:35am

re: #425 Backwoods_Sleuth

Observer Art, I know you are just as shocked as I am about this!
:D

[Embedded content]

GAH!!!

I’m swimming. I want to do stuff outdoors but can’t. Too blue-eyed and light skinned. Still radiating from the Clinton Kaine thing last Sunday.

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lawhawk  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:05:12am

re: #469 jaunte

Wolfers goes to town on Trump’s “economic” advisers:

Just read that tweet-storm. It’s a thing to behold.

These are the people advising Trump.

===
And another thing. One can seriously imagine Trump asking his staff to bring in Randolph and Mortimer Duke. Failing that, David Duke. Oh wait….

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Kragar  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:10:53am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:11:34am

re: #472 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I had forgotten about him. What a shocker that Akin would embrace Trump. //

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:12:06am

re: #466 ObserverArt

Wow. I only got to see Paul McCartney and Wings in ‘76.

Cleveland? I saw Wings in Cleveland, but can’t remember when—I think it was later on. Linda was still playing with them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:13:18am

re: #472 Kragar

[Embedded content]

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:13:28am

re: #468 wrenchwench

Me too! Inglewood Forum, top row, about a mile from the stage. Fireworks were great.

I saw ‘em in Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium. We were at the back of the hall, but front row, so there was some distance, but unobstructed.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:13:44am

Whew. I was checking something and happened to go through one of our 2009 comment threads about climate change. I think those arguments were even more revealing than the ones about evolution — all these right wingers pretending to be experts on climate science and denying evidence, even when it was provided with clear links to sources.

And not a single one ever backed down from the denial. Yeesh. I’m so glad it isn’t like that here any more.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:18:25am

re: #477 Charles Johnson

Me too Charles. Thanks for keeping this a great community and for spending the time here you do on making sure it stays that way. I used to avoid this place like the plague back in the day. Now it’s really the only political site I bother with.

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ObserverArt  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:20:53am

re: #474 BeachDem

Cleveland? I saw Wings in Cleveland, but can’t remember when—I think it was later on. Linda was still playing with them.

To make sure I did a Google search…

Wings Setlist - May 27, 1976

I do sometimes get my trips to Cleveland and Cincinnati shows mixed up.

One I will never ever ever forget was the Who, 3 December 1979 in Cincinnati. The crowd crush tragedy. Yeah…can’t forget that.

Wiki for anyone unfamiliar…The Who concert disaster

I swear it was so packed some of those unfortunate victims may have been only feet away and we never knew. We only heard about it after the show on the radio driving back to Columbus.

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Jack Burton  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:21:52am

re: #477 Charles Johnson

And not a single one ever backed down from the denial. Yeesh. I’m so glad it isn’t like that here any more.

I’ve been 100% willing to admit that I was in the “I don’t like the proposed solutions from the luddites and/or DFH’s so I’m going to claim the problem isn’t real” frame of mind at the time.

I also have always hated “feel good, do nothing” solutions, and there’s always a ton of that crap for any real problem.

I got better.

481
BeenHereAwhile  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:23:36am

re: #297 fern01

I am listening to the pundits saying

Polls mean nothing until Labor Day
This is just a convention bump
Trump just has to win the first debate

And then I do burst out laughing - Trump is still trying to work out how he can refuse to debate. Hillary could have her worst debate ever & she still can’t lose.

Hillary has been debating Bill Clinton for 46 years.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:25:28am

Hillary in a swimsuit. (This is not a Photoshop, it has the Getty Images watermark)
Remember she is sixtysomething. She could still beat Trump in a swimsuit competition any time!

483
b_sharp  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:30:38am

re: #462 ObserverArt

Babies know!

I’m pretty good around them myself. I can always get their attention and a smile. I love that out in public. It is how I was able to get this family to allow me to take this photo at the Clinton Kaine rally in Columbus Sunday. We were making eyes at each other while she was munching on Cheerios.

[Embedded content]

Yeah…I’m posting again…cuz she was so cute.

Kids love me too.

And I love them right back - well cooked over an open flame with a little BBQ sauce

484
BeenHereAwhile  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:33:27am

re: #318 No Depression

Are they using Ollie North to push this bullshit because they know it pisses off liberals who know about this weaselly motherfucker’s involvement in Iran-Contra?

Ollie and Reagan’s administration were saved by AG Ed Meese vetting the contents of Ollie North’s office safe before the FBI arrived with a search warrant.

485
gwangung  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:34:21am

re: #459 HappyWarrior

Yeah really pathetic. Her college friend she’s talking about is Grant Hill’s mother Janet I believe.

It’s borderline racist.

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BeachDem  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:36:34am

re: #479 ObserverArt

To make sure I did a Google search…

Wings Setlist - May 27, 1976

I do sometimes get my trips to Cleveland and Cincinnati shows mixed up.

One I will never ever ever forget was the Who, 3 December 1979 in Cincinnati. The crowd crush tragedy. Yeah…can’t forget that.

Wiki for anyone unfamiliar…The Who concert disaster

I swear it was so packed some of those unfortunate victims may have been only feet away and we never knew. We only heard about it after the show on the radio driving back to Columbus.

I had to look up my Wings date—May 10, 1976—Richfield Coliseum. I wasn’t even that big a Wings fan, but felt I had to go to round out my Beatle concert experience.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:36:37am

re: #409 Big Beautiful Door

I knew this was coming; Trump supporters have started unskewing the polls to prove the Donald is really leading!

The video at the bottom is interesting too detailing the many ways that Trump’s convention and candidacy are “abnormal” as in defying the reigning norms of our political processes. Thanks for the link!

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Charles Johnson  Aug 5, 2016 • 11:47:15am

re: #480 Jack Burton

I’ve been 100% willing to admit that I was in the “I don’t like the proposed solutions from the luddites and/or DFH’s so I’m going to claim the problem isn’t real” frame of mind at the time.

I also have always hated “feel good, do nothing” solutions, and there’s always a ton of that crap for any real problem.

I got better.

You’re a rare one, Mr. Burton. I should have said “almost” no one ever backed down, I guess.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 5, 2016 • 4:08:59pm

re: #482 The Vicious Babushka

She could still beat Trump in a swimsuit competition any time!

Wouldn’t even be close.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:05:56pm

re: #429 Big Beautiful Door

Another Trump scam: Trump supporters who signed up to make recurring payments to the Trump Campaign can’t cancel the recurring payments.

That’s funny.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 5, 2016 • 7:08:55pm

re: #432 Timothy Watson

A fool and his money are soon parted…repeatedly.

A fool and his money are some party


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