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(alpuz)  Aug 23, 2016 • 9:41:30pm

Pretty awesome… definitely see some Saul Bass influence in the animation along with a ton of other stuff. Good stuff.

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Lidane  Aug 23, 2016 • 9:41:51pm

In honor of Green Day, here’s a real live American Idiot:

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Targetpractice  Aug 23, 2016 • 9:46:03pm

re: #2 Lidane

In honor of Green Day, here’s a real live American Idiot:

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We’ve had several male presidents with medical issues that were either known or appeared during their presidencies, but sure, the first woman candidate is too sick to run. And if she were a younger woman, they’d be asked aloud if she might be too “unstable” due to PMS.

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 9:57:31pm

@realphilhendrie is a good Twitter follow if you want some good caustic anti-Trump agitprop.

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majii  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:04:10pm

re: #2 Lidane

“In honor of Green Day, here’s a real live American Idiot:”

Do these people have any shame? Rove knows HRC doesn’t have any serious health problems, and he knows he’s wrong for getting on-board the “HRC’s Too Sick To Be POTUS” bandwagon, but he’s doing it anyway. Any sane, normal person wouldn’t do something like this because s/he’d be conscious of how s/he would be perceived, but people like the Breitbarters, SMOTI, Rove, and Stone have no concern about appearing stupid on national TV. At least he went to the network where many viewers will believe this sh*t and parrot it at the next Trump rally. SMDH at this madness.

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:05:47pm

We’re still ascending Misogyny Mountain. The rhetoric will get worse. I wish I could say I’m surprised by all this fucktarded talk about Hillary’s health.

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Anymouse  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:10:46pm

Off-Topic: Apparently I had my wife in Canada too long last month and this month: She is making poutine right now.

She says she is unsure how that will turn out in Nebraska.

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:14:11pm

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KGxvi  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:15:31pm

re: #2 Lidane

In honor of Green Day, here’s a real live American Idiot:

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I love the fact that Kelly is just flat laughing at him. Wonder how that came across to viewers?

Meanwhile, in the mainlining of the “alt-right”, we have Bannon doing his best Grand Dragon impression by attacking Catholics:

“I understand why Catholics want as many Hispanics in this country as possible, because the church is dying in this country, right? If it was not for the Hispanics,” Bannon told Robert P. George, a Princeton law professor who, along with dozens of other leaders, wrote an open letter to fellow Catholics denouncing Trump.

“I get that, right? But I think that is the subtext of part of the letter, and I think that is the subtext of a lot of the political direction of this.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:15:38pm

Instagram

Starting of #SpreadTelemark Sunday right. @svenjamin8 coming through some fresh in #NewZealand

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KGxvi  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:17:14pm

re: #10 teleskiguy

I need to get up the mountains this winter, it’s been too long. Plus, I think I’m going to need new boots (definitely) and bindings (probably).

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(alpuz)  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:18:31pm

re: #5 majii

Uh, this is Karl Rove you’re talking about. No, he has no real shame…. never been paid to have any.

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majii  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:21:46pm

re: #12 (alpuz)

“Uh, this is Karl Rove you’re talking about. No, he has no real shame…. never been paid to have any.”

Yes, I know it’s Rove, but I would like to think that even the worst of persons has a level to which they won’t sink below, but then again, as you say, he’s being paid big bucks to throw any sense of decency he ever had into a Fox News dumpster.

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:25:39pm

re: #11 KGxvi

You alpine? Tele? Snowboard? Boots are important. If they’re alpine bindings then you don’t need new bindings. I and my boss used an electronic ASTM torque tester to test some 30-year-old Marker MRR bindings, they tested perfectly. Hell, I’d say they tested better than *new* bindings.

Tele and snowboard, that’s a different story. Bindings of those sort get worn the fuck out, moving parts and plastic, you see.

This is my clamp. If you’re looking for an indestructible telemark binding, this is it.

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(alpuz)  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:25:48pm

re: #13 majii

Maybe he’ll have his moment, like Atwater did. But by then the toothpaste is well out of the tube.

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:26:27pm

re: #11 KGxvi

I need new boots too.

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KGxvi  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:30:50pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

You alpine? Tele? Snowboard? Boots are important. If they’re alpine bindings then you don’t need new bindings. I and my boss used an electronic ASTM torque tester to test some 30-year-old Marker MRR bindings, they tested perfectly. Hell, I’d say they tested better than *new* bindings.

Tele and snowboard, that’s a different story. Bindings of those sort get worn the fuck out, moving parts and plastic, you see.

This is my clamp. If you’re looking for an indestructible telemark binding, this is it.

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I’m in southern California, so our skiing is probably in the “bless your heart” category of skiing compared to Colorado. I’ve got a pair of Volant skis, probably 17 years old or so. I got rid of my boots a few years ago because they were too small, and the bindings I have (also 17 years old) won’t accommodate the size of boots I really need (I’m a 13 but can make due with 12.5 for a day or so).

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teleskiguy  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:31:32pm

The Zappa house up in the Hollywood Hills near Laurel Canyon sold yesterday. $5.5 million.

Instagram

What a beautiful pic of the home I grew up in. I will miss this magic land where everything and anything would happen for no reason at all. Thank you for all the memories xoxo
Wishing continued magic for the new owner xx
#endofanera #liftoff

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Snarknado!  Aug 23, 2016 • 10:39:03pm

re: #5 majii

“In honor of Green Day, here’s a real live American Idiot:”

Do these people have any shame? Rove knows HRC doesn’t have any serious health problems, and he knows he’s wrong for getting on-board the “HRC’s Too Sick To Be POTUS” bandwagon, but he’s doing it anyway. Any sane, normal person wouldn’t do something like this because s/he’d be conscious of how s/he would be perceived, but people like the Breitbarters, SMOTI, Rove, and Stone have no concern about appearing stupid on national TV. At least he went to the network where many viewers will believe this sh*t and parrot it at the next Trump rally. SMDH at this madness.

I was particularly struck by how well she carries the 103 pounds she’s gained — from the pictures during her TV appearance, it doesn’t show a bit. I wish that worked for me!

Also for how well she handles her ill health. I did a long flight with a not-so-major problem — the flu — and it took me three weeks to recover, but she seems to be flying all over the place with no (additional) problems.

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Anymouse  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:01:13pm

OT: Poutine eaten.

Wife can now pass a Canadian immigration test. /s

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The Ghost of a Flea  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:05:48pm

Man, if Hillary weren’t sick with seizures, Parkinson’s, and intermittent strokes, her power level would be over 9000.

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Anymouse  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:16:05pm

re: #21 The Ghost of a Flea

Man, if Hillary weren’t sick with seizures, Parkinson’s, and intermittent strokes, her power level would be over 9000.

Gee, I already have seizures. Does that mean I have to give up my village office?

What the heck is wrong with Republicans?

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has epilepsy. I wish Justice Roberts would speak of it more, because (regardless of your political position), he is living proof that (given a fair amount of luck and hard work) you can overcome all sorts of disabilities.

I understand Chief Justice Robert’s reticence about speaking about his epilepsy; a lot of us are not well-treated by society (or even family and friends). But dammit, the GOP leadership, and its operatives like Rove, know Mr. Roberts’s condition.

I guess its okay if you’re a Republican though, even though Mrs. Clinton has no “seizures.” Throwing two million people under the bus with epilepsy and spreading falsehoods about our condition, piffle.

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Snarknado!  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:19:38pm

re: #22 Anymouse

The good news is, it’s desperation.

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Anymouse  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:20:46pm

My state (Nebr.) is going to be bummed:

huffingtonpost.com;

Federal appellate court rules it is unconstitutional to stop someone merely because they have a license plate from a state where cannabis is legal.

In the case described above, a Colorado resident was stoped and an excessive search conducted (which produced nothing illegal), and was primarily predicated on the resident’s car registration.

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Alyosha  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:49:10pm
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The Dude Abides  Aug 23, 2016 • 11:59:58pm

re: #24 Anymouse

It’s cool, we’ll just take that single electoral vote that NE-02 provides, thank you :)

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:02:08am

re: #26 The Dude Abides

It’s cool, we’ll just take that single electoral vote that NE-02 provides, thank you :)

I am hopeful NE-1 will also go for Mrs. Clinton.

Alas, my own district is the most in support of Mr. Trump, according to Nate Silver’s projections. Nevertheless, I will add my vote to the pile for Mrs. Clinton, because it is not enough to merely defeat Mr. Trump, he has to be repudiated by such a large margin that the GOP never inflicts such a candidate on the American people again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:05:12am

re: #27 Anymouse

I am hopeful NE-1 will also go for Mrs. Clinton.

Alas, my own district is the most in support of Mr. Trump, according to Nate Silver’s projections. Nevertheless, I will add my vote to the pile for Mrs. Clinton, because it is not enough to merely defeat Mr. Trump, he has to be repudiated by such a large margin that the GOP never inflicts such a candidate on the American people again.

That won’t happen, but the margin needs to be a large enough that the inevitable claims of voter fraud and manipulation are rendered invalid from the outset.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:10:40am

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That won’t happen, but the margin needs to be a large enough that the inevitable claims of voter fraud and manipulation are rendered invalid from the outset.

I suspect the usual suspects will make those claims anyway (the idea that tens of thousands of voting precincts could be simultaneously be subverted, at the same time by the so-called incompetent President Obama and Secretary Clinton is ludicrous, but they’ll still do it.)

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freetoken  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:12:25am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:13:32am

re: #29 Anymouse

I suspect the usual suspects will make those claims anyway (the idea that tens of thousands of voting precincts could be simultaneously be subverted, at the same time by the so-called incompetent President Obama and Secretary Clinton is ludicrous, but they’ll still do it.)

Most indubitably. They have to do anything and everything possible to de-legitimize her Presidency. And impeachment will not be enough. It needs to be a public firing squad.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:19:25am

lawnewz.com

GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding she investigate Mr. Trump for political corruption.

Mr. Burkman is quoted in the article:

“I’m a lobbyist, and a conservative Republican lobbyist, and I know this world very well,” Burkman explained to LawNewz. “What really kind of gripes me is [this]: Lobbyists today are heavily regulated. We’re like public utilities, […] and we go to great lengths to follow the rules and be squeaky clean because we have to. And then you have a guy like Trump, who comes along and [not only] breaks the rules, but boasts about breaking the rules. These aren’t allegations or suppositions: Just look at Trump’s own statements. He’s admitted more than 100 times to quid pro quo.”

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teleskiguy  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:26:29am

A guide from Silverton Mountain, CO (he’s been my guide twice) and a friend down in South America.

Instagram

Roaming the mountains with @chris_coulter @ddaysnowboards @sparkrandd @smithoptics @sassglobaltravel

Silverton Mountain is the very first ski area founded and developed by snowboarders.

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freetoken  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:28:06am

re: #32 Anymouse

Quite the comments already at that article.

I would not trust the original sender of the letter, if only because this seems to play into the Clinton Foundation talking point too easily.

Say Lynch does what the letter writer asks.

The next days, thousands of news outlets will inquire why the same is not being done regarding the Clinton Foundation, regardless of merit.

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freetoken  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:31:36am

I trust no one, not even myself.

- Joseph Stalin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:37:19am

re: #34 freetoken

Quite the comments already at that article.

I would not trust the original sender of the letter, if only because this seems to play into the Clinton Foundation talking point too easily.

Say Lynch does what the letter writer asks.

The next days, thousands of news outlets will inquire why the same is not being done regarding the Clinton Foundation, regardless of merit.

That seems to be the tactic behind it.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:55:26am

Some news from my little part of the world.

We had an old Communist-era shopping center about a five-minute walk from where I live called Odra. When I moved here, it was already a dilapidated wreck, with only a handful of stores left - they’ve all relocated around the neighborhood. Anyway, they finally tore it down last year, and there were plans to build something else. However, a new company has come along, and they’re going to rebuild the shopping center entirely, and basically to its original dimensions. The stores are going to be tailored to meet the needs and wants of the local community, not just your usual high-end stuff that you see at your typical mall. The Hruška supermarket has already been built and it’s been operational for a year now, and that’s the anchor of this new center.

Very convenient for me and the neighborhood. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like when the project is done by Spring 2018 at the latest. Construction permits have been approved by the city, the foundation is solid so there’s need to re-construct that, and there’s still a small segment of the old center left, which will be knocked down sometime next month. Construction is slated to begin in Spring 2017.

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:56:07am

The death toll in Italy is going to go up. The sun has come up and rescue efforts have begun. This aerial view show the severe damage to unreinforced masonry.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:58:34am

re: #37 Dr Lizardo

Interestingly, here in Scottsbluff we have a mall that for years fell on hard times, with more and more vacant shops.

The city went into negotiations with the mall owners, with the intent of buying the mall and demolishing it.

Instead, the mall owner found an out-of-state investor who was convinced he could revive the mall’s fortunes. That investor sunk several millions of dollars into renovations.

This year, every shop in the mall is occupied. In this era of dying malls, I don’t know how the investor did it, but the mall is booming today.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:03:51am

Five states (including mine) have entered into a lawsuit challenging regulations that require hospitals and clinics to provide transgender people with health care, citing religious objections.

thinkprogress.org

Texas is in the lead on this suit, but my own state (Nebraska) is in on this too.

Wingnuts gotta wing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:06:16am

re: #40 Anymouse

Five states (including mine) have entered into a lawsuit challenging regulations that require hospitals and clinics to provide transgender people with health care, citing religious objections.

thinkprogress.org

Texas is in the lead on this suit, but my own state (Nebraska) is in on this too.

Wingnuts gotta wing.

God has made it really clear that he does not want us to help people who offend our religious sensibilities.

/

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:07:09am

re: #39 Anymouse

Interestingly, here in Scottsbluff we have a mall that for years fell on hard times, with more and more vacant shops.

The city went into negotiations with the mall owners, with the intent of buying the mall and demolishing it.

Instead, the mall owner found an out-of-state investor who was convinced he could revive the mall’s fortunes. That investor sunk several millions of dollars into renovations.

This year, every shop in the mall is occupied. In this era of dying malls, I don’t know how the investor did it, but the mall is booming today.

That’s an impressive turnaround. Malls aren’t dying here; far from it, they’re thriving, but I’ve read that back in the US, malls aren’t doing so well anymore.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:09:03am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

God has made it really clear that he does not want us to help people who offend our religious sensibilities.

/

The suit also argues that offering health insurance to transgender people is potentially supporting positions religions are against.

This suit reads like Hobby Lobby v. Burwell on steroids.

Paraphrasing the Bible:

Madison wept.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:21:45am

re: #43 Anymouse

The suit also argues that offering health insurance to transgender people is potentially supporting positions religions are against.

Religions that are against equal rights and protections under the law?

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Targetpractice  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:21:56am

re: #42 Dr Lizardo

That’s an impressive turnaround. Malls aren’t dying here; far from it, they’re thriving, but I’ve read that back in the US, malls aren’t doing so well anymore.

A lot of the anchor stores have gone out of business, leaving malls fighting to bring in business. I know the local mall has kept itself going, but the shopping center that grew up around it has become a ghost town.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:23:17am

re: #44 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Religions that are against equal rights and protections under the law?

That would be a number of Christian denominations. I presume that also means that more inclusive denominations (such as Episcopalians or Unitarians) would also be forced to follow wingnut religious law.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:29:15am

re: #39 Anymouse

Interestingly, here in Scottsbluff we have a mall that for years fell on hard times, with more and more vacant shops.

The city went into negotiations with the mall owners, with the intent of buying the mall and demolishing it.

Instead, the mall owner found an out-of-state investor who was convinced he could revive the mall’s fortunes. That investor sunk several millions of dollars into renovations.

This year, every shop in the mall is occupied. In this era of dying malls, I don’t know how the investor did it, but the mall is booming today.

I read a story a few months ago, either on NPR or VOA, about how shopping malls have had to adapt to the loss of their anchors — stores like Macy’s, Bloomie’s, Sears, etc. — which have fallen on hard times. Some have done away with anchors altogether, using those large areas for community markets or bazaars. Others have added fitness clubs, movie theaters, upscale restaurants, etc., to encourage people to spend the whole day at the mall.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:29:29am

Don’t get too excited (yet), the entirety of the city they’re pushing ISIS out of (Jarabulus) all lies literally one mile inside the border. Still, it’s an escalation of sorts, first time that I’m aware of a NATO member state armored ground force has entered Syria.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:30:36am

re: #43 Anymouse

The suit also argues that offering health insurance to transgender people is potentially supporting positions religions are against.

This suit reads like Hobby Lobby v. Burwell on steroids.

Paraphrasing the Bible:

Madison wept.

They need a few fundamentalist Islamic mosques as co-plaintiffs in this case just to highlight the sheer Righteousness of their bigotry…

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:31:26am

re: #20 Anymouse

OT: Poutine eaten.

Wife can now pass a Canadian immigration test. /s

I grew up in Canada and didn’t know anything about poutine until a few years ago (from reading American blogs like this one). It sounds …. interesting to say the least.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:31:37am

re: #45 Targetpractice

A lot of the anchor stores have gone out of business, leaving malls fighting to bring in business. I know the local mall has kept itself going, but the shopping center that grew up around it has become a ghost town.

That is what happened to downtown Bingen, the next large town to where I live. Their downtown was completely gutted by the loss of a major chain department store.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:32:22am

If you Google Odra obchodni centrum Ostrava, you can see some pictures on the Images section of what the old center looked like before it was torn down. It was quite literally falling apart. Some locals who’ve lived here since the early 1970s told me it was built really quick, and obviously, it really wasn’t built to last. When I moved to this part of town in 2013, it was actually a dangerous place - two of the stairwells had collapsed at some point in the early 2000’s, and half the place had been abandoned and left to rot. There was a culture center (where I got some dining plates from…..they opened it up to the public prior to its demolition and let people take what they wanted from the interior - the culture center had been closed since 1993, along with the library) and the remains of what had been the coolest bar in Ostrava until that bit the dust in 1998.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:37:47am

re: #47 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I read a story a few months ago, either on NPR or VOA, about how shopping malls have had to adapt to the loss of their anchors — stores like Macy’s, Bloomie’s, Sears, etc. — which have fallen on hard times. Some have done away with anchors altogether, using those large areas for community markets or bazaars. Others have added fitness clubs, movie theaters, upscale restaurants, etc., to encourage people to spend the whole day at the mall.

Monument Mall has one anchor store: a K-mart. (They took over the space from another like Sears.)

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

I grew up in Canada and didn’t know anything about poutine until a few years ago (from reading American blogs like this one). It sounds …. interesting to say the least.

I was blown away by KFC in Manitoba and northern Ontario selling the Colonel’s poutine. Harland Sanders would likely roll over in his grave if he knew.

Tim Horton’s opened a shop near my hometown. Ontario already has my home state of Michigan surrounded; now they are moving in for the kill.

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They need a few fundamentalist Islamic mosques as co-plaintiffs in this case just to highlight the sheer Righteousness of their bigotry…

None of those here, anyway (no mosques at all I am aware of). The closest is in Grand Island, several hundred miles away from here, or in Denver, Colorado. (Colorado is not part of this wingnut suit.)

democracynow.org

A mosque in Omaha was attacked for the fourth time in one year though. I am pretty sure wingnuts don’t want mosques as part of their suit.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:38:04am

Found the report I mentioned:

As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail ‘Experience’

Article: npr.org

Audio: npr.org

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:40:10am

re: #53 Anymouse

A mosque in Omaha was attacked for the fourth time in one year though. I am pretty sure wingnuts don’t want mosques as part of their suit.

Why? Fundamentalist Islam shares their deeply held religious views about gays and transgender!!!

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:43:43am

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why? Fundamentalist Islam shares their deeply held religious views about gays and transgender!!!

Not Christians.

When I told my wife that now she likes and is making poutine herself she is turning into a common Ted Cruz, she threw a book at me. (::

How to get poutine in an American KFC (it is sometimes available but not on the menu):

hackthemenu.com

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:45:34am

re: #54 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Found the report I mentioned:

As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail ‘Experience’

Article: npr.org

Audio: npr.org

One of the malls here - Avion Shopping Park - is actually owned by IKEA, the Swedish furniture and meatballs store. Which, for IKEA, is a great idea…..the next closest IKEA is 95 kilometers away in the city of Katowice, Poland. There’s two IKEA’s in Prague and one in Brno for a total of four in the entire damn country.

Not too many people are willing to drive the 95 kilometers to the next closest store. There is, however, an outlet mall (which I’ve never been to) not far from here across the border in Poland, and I know a few people who do go there for big-ticket item shopping; apparently, it’s considerably cheaper.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:49:52am

re: #57 Dr Lizardo

One of the malls here - Avion Shopping Park - is actually owned by IKEA, the Swedish furniture and meatballs store. Which, for IKEA, is a great idea…..the next closest IKEA is 95 kilometers away in the city of Katowice, Poland. There’s two IKEA’s in Prague and one in Brno for a total of four in the entire damn country.

Not too many people are willing to drive the 95 kilometers to the next closest store. There is, however, an outlet mall (which I’ve never been to) not far from here across the border in Poland, and I know a few people who do go there for big-ticket item shopping; apparently, it’s considerably cheaper.

The Chinese mall model is a glitzy high rise with lots of brand name stores, chain restaurants, a playground/arcade, multiplex, fitness club, and a Western restaurant like Pizza Hut (not a fast food joint, but a sit-down casual restaurant). There will also be a large supermarket on the lower level. There are no “anchor stores,” as in the US model.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:51:10am

re: #58 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The Chinese mall model is a glitzy high rise with lots of brand name stores, chain restaurants, a playground/arcade, multiplex, fitness club, and a Western restaurant like Pizza Hut (not a fast food joint, but a sit-down casual restaurant). There will also be a large supermarket on the lower level. There are no “anchor stores,” as in the US model.

Just anchor babies.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:03:02am

re: #58 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The Chinese mall model is a glitzy high rise with lots of brand name stores, chain restaurants, a playground/arcade, multiplex, fitness club, and a Western restaurant like Pizza Hut (not a fast food joint, but a sit-down casual restaurant). There will also be a large supermarket on the lower level. There are no “anchor stores,” as in the US model.

That’s very much like Forum Nova Karolina, the newest shopping center in Ostrava. Quite a few sit-down restaurants, a food court as well, a Starbucks (of course!) a large hypermarket in the basement level and no anchor stores.

The major downside……it’s pretty much emptied out the city center. A lot of the shops that used to be in the downtown core have closed up and moved to the mall. It’s easy walking distance from the downtown core, and now the city center has very little left aside from pawnshops, bars and casinos.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:06:57am

wonkette.com

Michele Bachmann So Mad Obama Made It Legal to Beat Up White People

Anyway, Bachmann explained that the reason none of these black people were arrested during the protest is because police are not allowed to arrest them for ANYTHING anymore. Which means that nice, normal (read: white) people are in danger, and have to fear that attending a Donald Trump rally could mean the end of their very lives.

The people [protesters at a Trump rally in Minnesota] who were doing the pounding, the spitting, the physical touching, the violence, nothing happened to them, there wasn’t an arrest. And part of that is because the Justice Department now has a new program in place for these major metropolitan areas and it’s called Disparate Impact, and what they’re saying is if blacks or Latinos are being arrested in greater numbers than whites, then that is considered an obvious sign of racism. It doesn’t matter if it is more blacks or Latinos who are lawless, cops are told you can’t arrest, you can’t book more minorities than you can whites.

YES. Disparate Impact is the new Affirmative Action, and police are totally unable to arrest black people (or a white guy they clearly Patty Hearsted into being pushy at protests) unless they meet their arresting-white-people quotas! Except not, because that’s not actually a thing!

Wow, Mrs. Bachmann has ramped up the crazy to thirteen. The article has even more crazy dingbattery from the former representative.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:12:11am

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

Interestingly enough, in my town the three malls are all in the Central Business District, the one that was here when I arrived 8 years ago, and two new ones built since 2013. That pattern may end, as the prefecture has been ramping up expansion of a neighboring district to effectively supplant my city as the de facto CBD and government HQ. Already, there are several new (and huge!) government buildings in the new district, many high rise apartment blocks, a sports arena (under construction), and a new vocational-technical college. A new railway station will open in October there, too, to provide high speed rail service.

I have no idea what will become of all the old government buildings and residences. Considering how ugly they are, tearing them down would be a blessing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:14:26am

re: #61 Anymouse

wonkette.com

Michele Bachmann So Mad Obama Made It Legal to Beat Up White People

Wow, Mrs. Bachmann has ramped up the crazy to thirteen. The article has even more crazy dingbattery from the former representative.

It is a matter of Wingnut faith that if you support Black Lives Matter, you advocate the murder of white policemen, and the general genocide of the White American race.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:18:54am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a matter of Wingnut faith that if you support Black Lives Matter, you advocate the murder of white policemen, and the general genocide of the White American race.

I guess that means I am advocating my own genocide? Strange way to commit suicide.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:19:45am

re: #62 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Interestingly enough, in my town the three malls are all in the Central Business District, the one that was here when I arrived 8 years ago, and two new ones built since 2013. That pattern may end, as the prefecture has been ramping up expansion of a neighboring district to effectively supplant my city as the de facto CBD and government HQ. Already, there are several new (and huge!) government buildings in the new district, many high rise apartment blocks, a sports arena (under construction), and a new vocational-technical college. A new railway station will open in October there, too, to provide high speed rail service.

I have no idea what will become of all the old government buildings and residences. Considering how ugly they are, tearing them down would be a blessing.

There is the skeleton of a building here in Ostrava, close to downtown, that had been standing like that since the Revolution in 1989. It was supposed to be a new regional Communist Party HQ, but of course, history put the kibosh on that idea. Anyway, work has finally started on re-purposing the building, and in a couple of years or so, it’s apparently going to be a new Technical University of Ostrava campus.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:22:57am

re: #65 Dr Lizardo

There is the skeleton of a building here in Ostrava, close to downtown, that had been standing like that since the Revolution in 1989. It was supposed to be a new regional Communist Party HQ, but of course, history put the kibosh on that idea. Anyway, work has finally started on re-purposing the building, and in a couple of years or so, it’s apparently going to be a new Technical University of Ostrava campus.

The new district here has grown so rapidly that the taxi drivers have to use GPS apps to find their way around. Eight years ago, that area was undeveloped land. I wish I had had the foresight of taking some pictures of that area when I first arrived, to do a before and after comparison.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:23:59am

re: #66 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

The new district here has grown so rapidly that the taxi drivers have to use GPS apps to find their way around. Eight years ago, that area was undeveloped land. I wish I had had the foresight of taking some pictures of that area when I first arrived, to do a before and after comparison.

GPS won’t work around here (no cell phone service)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:25:27am

re: #67 Anymouse

GPS won’t work around here (no cell phone service)

GPS uses satellite signals, so you’d know where you are, but not what’s around you, like shops and stuff.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:25:43am

re: #65 Dr Lizardo

There is the skeleton of a building here in Ostrava, close to downtown, that had been standing like that since the Revolution in 1989. It was supposed to be a new regional Communist Party HQ, but of course, history put the kibosh on that idea. Anyway, work has finally started on re-purposing the building, and in a couple of years or so, it’s apparently going to be a new Technical University of Ostrava campus.

And here’s what it looks like now:

Currently

And in the not-too-distant future:

Hopefully, in the next couple of years
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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:26:46am

re: #68 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

GPS uses satellite signals, so you’d know where you are, but not what’s around you, like shops and stuff.

Got it. So a GPS mapping device would work (presuming it showed our dirt roads), but a cell phone with a map system would not.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:27:16am

re: #69 Dr Lizardo

Not bad. You’d hardly know the new building was a Communist-bloc era concrete monstrosity.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:29:10am

re: #70 Anymouse

Got it. So a GPS mapping device would work (presuming it showed our dirt roads), but a cell phone with a mpa system would not.

Right. Even your cell phone’s GPS app could give your latitude, longitude and elevation, your heading, and so on, but a map app would not provide any geographic details.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:32:41am

re: #71 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Not bad. You’d hardly know the new building was a Communist-bloc era concrete monstrosity.

Exactly; it should look quite nice when they’re finished and be a nice addition to the city’s education infrastructure.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:35:43am

re: #72 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Right. Even your cell phone’s GPS app could give your latitude, longitude and elevation, your heading, and so on, but a map app would not provide any geographic details.

Or, I can spend $2 and buy a road map. Seems a bit cheaper than a GPS device, or a cell phone I can only use away from home… .

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:51:44am

Regarding the earthquake that struck Italy, here’s a photogallery from Blesk, a Czech tabloid, that shows the scale of the the devastation.

blesk.cz

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:52:22am

re: #67 Anymouse

(no cell phone service)

Check this map. If I’m right your village is right on the cusp of having basic AT&T voice (not HD) coverage now and has some kind of unspecified 3rd party coverage in place. I wanted to check because as I’ve said before my ex’s family lived in Potter and I figured that since Cabela’s HQ is in Sidney there’d probably be much better coverage the nearer one got to I-80.

Still if you’re that close to a dead zone whatever service you’re likely to get might be spotty at best.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:53:29am

re: #75 Dr Lizardo

Regarding the earthquake that struck Italy, here’s a photogallery from Blesk, a Czech tabloid, that shows the scale of the the devastation.

blesk.cz

Holy crap, the town is pretty much gone.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 2:55:31am

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

Check this map. If I’m right your village is right on the cups of having basic AT&T voice (not HD) coverage now and has some kind of unspecified 3rd party coverage in place. I wanted to check because as I’ve said before my ex’s family lived in Potter and I figured that since Cabela’s is HQ’s in Sidney there’d probably be much better coverage the nearer one got to I-80.

Still if you’re that close to a dead zone whatever service you’re likely to get might be spotty at best.

The unspecified third party coverage is a Viero tower here in the village. I live too far away from it to get a signal (400 yards).

In Sidney (sixty miles to the south) there is good coverage for cell service. Though Potter is a small village, it is right next to I-80 (there are cell towers all along I-80).

The AT&T tower is on the county line halfway between here and Sidney (much too far to get a signal).

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:00:50am

re: #78 Anymouse

The unspecified third party coverage is a Viero tower here in the village. I live too far away from it to get a signal (400 yards).

In Sidney (sixty miles to the south) there is good coverage for cell service. Though Potter is a small village, it is right next to I-80 (there are cell towers all along I-80).

The AT&T tower is on the county line halfway between here and Sidney (much too far to get a signal).

By comparison, there are few areas in China that don’t have cell phone coverage.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:01:42am

re: #77 Anymouse

Holy crap, the town is pretty much gone.

That’s pretty massive damage. Apparently, the earthquake was 3.9 miles (6.2 km) deep; I wonder what the Mercalli Scale was - moment magnitude was 6.2. Looking at those photos, I’d guess an MS measurement of VII or VIII.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:31:15am
With November still months away, many Facebook users are already tired of political stories, commentary, polls and opinions clogging their feeds.

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A free Chrome extension called Remove All Politics From Facebook lets users decide when they want to filter everything political out of their feed.

wtop.com

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:36:17am

Postal Service announced on Twitter that for the first time, it will release a Hindu Diwali stamp for the holiday season.

Wingnuts predictably become outraged about this there, as the Post Office War on Christmas proceeds apace:

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:38:04am

re: #80 Dr Lizardo

That’s pretty massive damage. Apparently, the earthquake was 3.9 miles (6.2 km) deep; I wonder what the Mercalli Scale was - moment magnitude was 6.2. Looking at those photos, I’d guess an MS measurement of VII or VIII.

Unreinforced masonry is bad enough, but combine it with heavy tile roofs and this is what you get. There’s no real excuse for this, the before pictures showed zero evidence of floor-wall anchors that would’ve been visible on the exterior if seismic retrofitting had been part of the occupancy fire code. Hopefully this will serve as a wake up call for the region, architectural historicity must take a back seat to public safety.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:41:49am

re: #64 Anymouse

I guess that means I am advocating my own genocide? Strange way to commit suicide.

You are just a useful librul idiot and tool of the Jihadi Genocidists.

/

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:49:48am

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You are just a useful librul idiot and tool of the Jihadi Genocidists.

/

Who knew? Especially with no Muslims I am aware of around here.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:51:00am

re: #85 Anymouse

Who knew? Especially with no Muslims I am aware of around here.

That’s what they want you to think.

/////////

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 3:58:03am

re: #86 Timothy Watson

That’s what they want you to think.

/////////

There are sekrit Mooslims hiding in the cornfield to the west, and more in the cattle pasture to my east.

If they arm the cattle after taking over the gun shop, we’re doomed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:02:14am

re: #87 Anymouse

There are sekrit Mooslims hiding in the cornfield to the west, and more in the cattle pasture to my east.

If they arm the cattle after taking over the gun shop, we’re doomed.

No, those would be the radical Hindoos arming the cattle.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:05:13am

re: #88 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, those would be the radical Hindoos arming the cattle.

The thing about all the wingnut outrage over the War on Christmas over this stamp is that Diwali starts this year on October 30. It is more properly a War on Hallowe’en (which they also don’t like).

I buy Eid stamps every year from my little post office in my village, mostly to mess with everyone else. Now I will have to get the Diwali ones when they come out.

I think the Postal Service has figured out that liberals like messing with conservative wingnuts, and they can monetise that with stamps.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:07:52am

re: #89 Anymouse

The thing about all the wingnut outrage over the War on Christmas over this stamp is that Diwali starts this year on October 30. It is more properly a War on Hallowe’en (which they also don’t like).

I buy Eid stamps every year from my little post office in my village, mostly to mess with everyone else. Now I will have to get the Diwali ones when they come out.

I think the Postal Service has figured out that liberals like messing with conservative wingnuts, and they can monetise that with stamps.

Yep, the US Postal Service has banned all Christmas stamps showing religious motifs (from the first row of their holiday stamp collection)

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:14:13am

However, if you sort by name, then Christmas stamps come right up on the first page (something about C being at the start of the alphabet):

store.usps.com

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:18:10am

re: #87 Anymouse

There are sekrit Mooslims hiding in the cornfield to the west, and more in the cattle pasture to my east.

If they arm the cattle after taking over the gun shop, we’re doomed.

Cows With Guns - The Original Animation

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:24:47am

re: #92 dangerman

LOL.

After a bull escaped a pasture here and staved in the door of our Post Office, then left a cow pie in front of the church as it escaped town, my wife suggested it was a good thing the cattle here have not heard that song yet.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:29:39am

re: #89 Anymouse

The thing about all the wingnut outrage over the War on Christmas over this stamp is that Diwali starts this year on October 30. It is more properly a War on Hallowe’en (which they also don’t like).

I buy Eid stamps every year from my little post office in my village, mostly to mess with everyone else. Now I will have to get the Diwali ones when they come out.

I think the Postal Service has figured out that liberals like messing with conservative wingnuts, and they can monetise that with stamps.

We need to stop the War on Halloween.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:34:39am

re: #39 Anymouse

Interestingly, here in Scottsbluff we have a mall that for years fell on hard times, with more and more vacant shops.

The city went into negotiations with the mall owners, with the intent of buying the mall and demolishing it.

Instead, the mall owner found an out-of-state investor who was convinced he could revive the mall’s fortunes. That investor sunk several millions of dollars into renovations.

This year, every shop in the mall is occupied. In this era of dying malls, I don’t know how the investor did it, but the mall is booming today.

Malls succeed when people have money to spend there.

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:35:02am

So this is what this hour of the ridiculously early morning looks like from this direction. Woke up about 4am and finally got tired of tossing about annoying the dog. Now I’ve got a cup o’ coffee and the light on so I can annoy the dog (who burrowed under the pillow for some more zzzzzs) and the cockatoo (whose face is in my coffee mug guzzling away).

G’morning y’all.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:35:39am

“Historians Against Trump” publish an open letter:

historiansagainsttrump.org

Today, we are faced with a moral test. As historians, we recognize both the ominous precedents for Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenge it poses to civil society. Historians of different specialties, eras and regions understand the enduring appeal of demagogues, the promise and peril of populism, and the political uses of bigotry and scapegoating. Historians understand the impact these phenomena have upon society’s most vulnerable and upon a nation’s conscience. The lessons of history compel us to speak out against a movement rooted in fear and authoritarianism. The lessons of history compel us to speak out against Trump.

It continues at the link.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:39:57am

re: #97 Anymouse

“Historians Against Trump” publish an open letter:

historiansagainsttrump.org

Today, we are faced with a moral test. As historians, we recognize both the ominous precedents for Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenge it poses to civil society. Historians of different specialties, eras and regions understand the enduring appeal of demagogues, the promise and peril of populism, and the political uses of bigotry and scapegoating. Historians understand the impact these phenomena have upon society’s most vulnerable and upon a nation’s conscience. The lessons of history compel us to speak out against a movement rooted in fear and authoritarianism. The lessons of history compel us to speak out against Trump.

It continues at the link.

Couldn’t search for Ken Burns among the 750 or so.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:41:23am

re: #98 Decatur Deb

Perhaps he is unaware of the petition?

I would sign it, but they are looking for historians, not village trustees.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:46:05am

Organisational meeting for the Panhandle Pride Picnic this evening; my wife and I are attending to help out as fifth columnist heteroliberals. (Well, my wife is still affected by libertarianism, but she is getting better.)

Plus the sun is coming up. Time for this blood-sucking liberal moocher to hit the rack… .

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:49:58am

Looks like Italy isn’t the only place getting hit by earthquakes today.

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, and was felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, reports say.

The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said.

No casualties or damage have yet been reported.

Building’s shook in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and the Thai capital Bangkok, media reports say.

bbc.com

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:50:00am

Last year was the first Pride event ever held in the Nebr. Panhandle (also a picnic). I was the only elected official at any level of government there. (Maybe because I am the only liberal in 90,000 square miles.)

Perhaps since it went so well last year, other elected officials from other towns or counties will show up (I don’t expect other village board members in my town to be within fifty miles of the place).

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:51:30am

re: #97 Anymouse

This stuff is so important but unfortunately those who even lean towards Trump because Republican are unwilling to entertain what we call facts and reality. Talked to a neighbor the other night who responded to my statement that Trump is a racist by demanding I demonstrate one single racist thing Trump has said/done. I rattled off like 3. (We all know them here.) Then he said, really, just name one thing. OK, I rattled off another 3. He continued to demand that I give him examples, completely ignoring the long list I’d just given. Thick. As. A. Brick.

That was the same guy who earlier in the evening asked if I was an atheist after something I’d said and I answered yes. He then leaned forward, looked deep into my eyes and said “Do you accept Jesus as your lord and savior?” I laughed and said of course not and he got pissed, accusing me of insulting his beliefs. Dude, I just told you I’m an atheist, what do you think that means? If you don’t want the answer, don’t ask the question.

Getting real tired of these numbnuts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 4:58:22am
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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:00:02am

re: #103 allegro

My town leans heavily Republican (I am surprised I was elected twice).

That said, when I had a Bernie Sanders sign in my yard that provoked a lot of discussion amongst my neighbours and me.

Since then, the attack on Senator McCain (which did not go over very well with this town full of military veterans), Gold Star Families (of which I am a member), and other such things have shifted the conversation in my little town.

I don’t expect Hillary Clinton to take NE-3. I would be surprised if she got five thousand votes in my district. That said, Mr. Trump has discouraged a lot of voters in my village.

I got pilloried over at Daily Kos for a diary I wrote there a few months ago noting I’d encouraged one of the Republican voters here to vote (because there are referenda and other things on the ballot, even if he could not bring himself to vote for Mrs. Clinton and he no longer supported Mr. Trump).

I argued that I want as many people as possible to vote; moreover, as a village trustee, I do not think it is my place to discourage people from voting.

In my town, my position on encouraging Republicans to vote, even if they do not support the guy at the top of the ticket has earned me a bit of good will with my conservative neighbours.

For some reason, that made me a pariah over at Kos for a while.

Additional: The whole village knows both my wife and I are atheists. As it turns out, so are the three village employees. It would seem that in this very religious area, that does not enter into voting calculus.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:01:30am

re: #91 Anymouse

However, if you sort by name, then Christmas stamps come right up on the first page (something about C being at the start of the alphabet):

store.usps.com

Why should CHRISTIANS have to make an extra mouse click in order to be afforded the respect due to them in this CHRISTIAN nation of America?!?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:02:23am

re: #104 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is attacking Clinton Foundation, but once donated $100K

That explains the face time he had with Hillary…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:05:16am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:05:42am

re: #106 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why should CHRISTIANS have to make an extra mouse click in order to be afforded the respect due to them in this CHRISTIAN nation of America?!?

For the same reason they have to “Press 1 for English.”

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:05:52am

re: #108 The Vicious Babushka

A reason to go to IHOP (if we had one within a hundred miles… .)

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:07:01am

Thanks, Miss Babushka. I am off to bed, now I will dream of waffles I can’t get. /s

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:07:03am

re: #108 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Waffles are best at night with chocolate chip ice cream on top.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:07:21am

re: #109 Decatur Deb

For the same reason they have to “Press 1 for English.”

Why should they f***ing have to press ANYTHING to get ENGLISH?!?!?

(I am the voice of righteous outrage today)

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:08:02am

re: #112 allegro

Waffles are best at night with chocolate chip ice cream on top.

Blueberries, butter & real maple syrup or GTFO

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:09:22am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why should they f***ing have to press ANYTHING to get ENGLISH?!?!?

(I am the voice of righteous outrage today)

‘Cause it’s a little-used dialect ‘round these parts.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:09:46am

re: #114 The Vicious Babushka

Blueberries, butter & real maple syrup or GTFO

Yay Maple Syrup. I smuggled in a bunch from Canada a couple weeks ago.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:11:21am

re: #116 Anymouse

Yay Maple Syrup. I smuggled in a bunch from Canada a couple weeks ago.

They have been removing the French traffic signs all along the 401. There are only about 3 left as you approach Windsor from the East.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:12:58am

Sharia compliant Mounties—Canada is doomed!!11!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:13:30am

This is obviously parody but I’m waiting for SMOTI to take it seriously==>

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:14:43am

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

They have been removing the French traffic signs all along the 401. There are only about 3 left as you approach Windsor from the East.

Hmm. I came down the Bruce Peninsula from the north over the ferry. Our whole trip across northern Ontario there were still both French and English signs, as well as Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

I wonder why they would remove them from the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway (401)? That seems like an expense (paying people to remove them) that is unnecessary.

He who must be obeyed (my cat) is insisting I go to bed, so he can lay on me to sleep and place his paws around my neck (someday he is going to slash my throat and kill me).

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:18:32am

re: #120 Anymouse

Hmm. I came down the Bruce Peninsula from the north over the ferry. Our whole trip across northern Ontario there were still both French and English signs, as well as Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

I wonder why they would remove them from the MacDonald-Cartier Freeway (401)? That seems like an expense (paying people to remove them) that is unnecessary.

He who must be obeyed (my cat) is insisting I go to bed, so he can lay on me to sleep and place his paws around my neck (someday he is going to slash my throat and kill me).

They have been quietly removing them for years, I don’t think there is a special crew tasked with removing French signs, just that I have noticed there are fewer than there used to be along the same highway.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:21:36am

re: #114 The Vicious Babushka

Blueberries, butter & real maple syrup or GTFO

pineapple? oh wait. different war

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:22:51am

I can understand a ban on veils that cover the face: public interaction is based on the ability to identify the person we are dealing with.

But I feel that France is pushing a bit too hard on secularism.

And there are many reasons for a woman to wear a headscarf. Simply wearing one is not de facto proof that they are involved in or somehow victims of religious extremism.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:23:17am

re: #121 The Vicious Babushka

They have been quietly removing them for years, I don’t think there is a special crew tasked with removing French signs, just that I have noticed there are fewer than there used to be along the same highway.

Well, in my home state (Michigan), Ontario (which surrounds it) has been quietly conquering it.

Canadian money circulated in Michigan even when I was a child; now there are Tim Hortons springing up everywhere, even one where I grew up.

Ontario looks to finish the job the United Kingdom was unable to accomplish in the War of 1812.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:23:53am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can understand a ban on veils that cover the face: public interaction is based on the ability to identify the person we are dealing with.

But I feel that France is pushing a bit too hard on secularism.

And there are many reasons for a woman to wear a headscarf. Simply wearing one is not de facto proof that they are involved in or somehow victims of religious extremism.

or necessarily of any particular religion

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:25:11am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:26:24am

re: #124 Anymouse

Well, in my home state (Michigan), Ontario (which surrounds it) has been quietly conquering it.

Canadian money circulated in Michigan even when I was a child; now there are Tim Hortons springing up everywhere, even one where I grew up.

Ontario looks to finish the job the United Kingdom was unable to accomplish in the War of 1812.

Tim Horton’s has great coffee! They are the second best coffee place (after Wawa in PA)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:26:46am

re: #125 dangerman

or necessarily of any particular religion

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:28:52am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Is that the Dancing Babushkas? :)

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:29:24am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can understand a ban on veils that cover the face: public interaction is based on the ability to identify the person we are dealing with.

But I feel that France is pushing a bit too hard on secularism.

And there are many reasons for a woman to wear a headscarf. Simply wearing one is not de facto proof that they are involved in or somehow victims of religious extremism.

Curious, is the wearing of a cross necklace banned as well?

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:29:27am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Tim Horton’s has great coffee! They are the second best coffee place (after Wawa in PA)

I smuggled in a bunch of Tim Hortons coffee as well, both for me and for a friend in Omaha (he insisted I bring him some).

I am not familiar with coffee in Wawa, Penna. I drove through Wawa, Ontario a couple weeks ago; they have a Tim Hortons.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:31:50am

re: #131 Anymouse

I smuggled in a bunch of Tim Hortons coffee as well, both for me and for a friend in Omaha (he insisted I bring him some).

I am not familiar with coffee in Wawa, Penna. I drove through Wawa, Ontario a couple weeks ago; they have a Tim Hortons.

Wawa is the name of a coffee chain in PA, NY and NJ. Best. Coffee. Ever.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:32:12am

Must … go … to … bed … must … drag … myself … away from … LGF …

This place is addictive and has too many good people. It is bad for my health (it interferes with my sleep).

Mr. Johnson, I hold you responsible.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:32:24am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:33:06am

It seems that all the accusations that Trump hurls at Hillary are actually things that he has done himself.

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Anymouse  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:34:15am

re: #135 The Vicious Babushka

It seems that all the accusations that Trump hurls at Hillary are actually things that he has done himself.

Except the cheating contractors, and hiring Polish undocumented workers, and proposing building a wall in the Rio Grande river, …

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lizardofid  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:35:27am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Tim Horton’s has great coffee! They are the second best coffee place (after Wawa in PA)

I remember Wawa from my younger, wilder days, working around PA. Their coffee, combined with a blueberry bagel w/cream cheese wielded almost magical restorative powers,

Oh, and good morning all!

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:36:38am

re: #137 lizardofid

I remember Wawa from my younger, wilder days, working around PA. Their coffee, combined with a blueberry bagel w/cream cheese wielded almost magical restorative powers,

Oh, and good morning all!

this is not going to go anywhere good

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:37:23am

re: #138 dangerman

this is not going to go anywhere good

I agree. It’s not going into my mouth. Not good.

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lizardofid  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:38:58am

re: #138 dangerman

this is not going to go anywhere good

I know, but it just worked. The pickled brain wants what it wants.

heh

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:43:27am

During my high school days in Park Ridge, IL, my best friend/boyfriend worked at a local Bagel and Bialy shop. My dad woke me up early most every Saturday morning to go fetch fresh, hot bagels. Bobby would always throw in some freebies as well. I told my dad that Bobby would happily do the same thing for him (he adored my parents) but noooo, had to be me.

My dad pimped me out for bagels.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:46:39am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can understand a ban on veils that cover the face: public interaction is based on the ability to identify the person we are dealing with.

I can see the ban it in banks, government buildings, etc. (including while driving as it could potentially obstruct vision). If it’s truly a case of public interaction, then I’d like to see balaclavas and any other sort of face covering banned.

But I feel that France is pushing a bit too hard on secularism.

And there are many reasons for a woman to wear a headscarf. Simply wearing one is not de facto proof that they are involved in or somehow victims of religious extremism.

Yeah, AFAIK no burkini wearing jihadis have attacked anyone. //

There was also this from Cannes, where there’s also a ban in place:

Thierry Migoule, head of municipal services for the town said: “We are not talking about banning the wearing of religious symbols on the beach … but ostentatious clothing which refers to an allegiance to terrorist movements which are at war with us.” […]

theguardian.com

Now “ostentatious” religious apparel denotes allegiance to terrorists. So does that mean any woman wearing hijab is a terrorist (sympathizer)? What about men with beards? Oh right, can’t do that because there might be non-Muslim men who choose to have beards and we wouldn’t want to impinge on their freedoms. //

This Guardian summed it up pretty well for me. The snark made me giggle:
Burkinis: unhygienic, terrorist wear - or just a wetsuit with a hood?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:52:20am

re: #142 CuriousLurker

I can see the ban it in banks, government buildings, etc. (including while driving as it could potentially obstruct vision). If it’s truly a case of public interaction, then I’d like to see balaclavas and any other sort of face covering banned.

Yeah, AFAIK no burkini wearing jihadis have attacked anyone. //

There was also this from Cannes, where there’s also a ban in place:

Now “ostentatious” religious apparel denotes allegiance to terrorists. So does that mean any woman wearing hijab is a terrorist (sympathizer)? What about men with beards? Oh right, can’t do that because there might be non-Muslim men who choose to have beards and we wouldn’t want to impinge on their freedoms. //

This Guardian summed it up pretty well for me. The snark made me giggle:
Burkinis: unhygienic, terrorist wear - or just a wetsuit with a hood?

What is the difference between a burkini and the full body suit that some surfers wear? Also, it seems to me that women in Miami Beach should wear the burkini as protection against Zika.

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:53:25am

re: #143 The Vicious Babushka

What is the difference between a burkini and the full body suit that some surfers wear? Also, it seems to me that women in Miami Beach should wear the burkini as protection against Zika.

And skin cancer.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:53:54am

OTOH, ex-Confederate states often have anti-covering laws for good reason, dating from the 1890s and later campaigns to rob the Klan actions of anonymity. they were enforced at least as late as the 1960s.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:55:21am

re: #130 allegro

Curious, is the wearing of a cross necklace banned as well?

Yes, in schools. Not sure about other places, but I would assume not. If they did then they’d need a police force dedicated to enforcing secularism, walking around checking people 24/7 issuing fines and/or making them remove the symbols.

The French law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools bans wearing conspicuous religious symbols in French public (i.e. government-operated) primary and secondary schools. The law is an amendment to the French Code of Education that expands principles founded in existing French law, especially the constitutional requirement of laïcité: the separation of state and religious activities. […]

The law does not mention any particular symbol, and thus bans all Christian (veil, signs), Muslim (veil, signs), Sikh (turban, signs) Jewish and other religions’ signs. It is however considered by many to specifically target the wearing of headscarves (a khimar, considered by most Muslims to be an obligatory article of faith as part of hijab [“modesty”]) by Muslim schoolgirls. For this reason, it is occasionally referred to as the French headscarf ban in the foreign press. […]

en.wikipedia.org

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:56:53am

re: #143 The Vicious Babushka

What is the difference between a burkini and the full body suit that some surfers wear? Also, it seems to me that women in Miami Beach should wear the burkini as protection against Zika.

None as far as I can tell. Yes, it would be good protection against Zika!

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:58:37am

re: #146 CuriousLurker

Yes, in schools. Not sure about other places, but I would assume not. If they did then they’d need a police force dedicated to enforcing secularism, walking around checking people 24/7 and/or issuing fines or making them remove the symbols.

I knew about the schools. I was wondering if they are patrolling the beaches insisting that people remove their religious symbols along with forcing a Muslim woman to publicly strip. Kinda figured they weren’t.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 24, 2016 • 5:59:36am

I saw some discussion on Twitter by feminists wanting to challenge the French law by showing up on the beaches en masse wearing burkinis, though they are not Muslimas.

Meanwhile, orders for burkinis have gone through the roof, according to the BBC.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:01:16am

re: #146 CuriousLurker

Yes, in schools. Not sure about other places, but I would assume not. If they did then they’d need a police force dedicated to enforcing secularism, walking around checking people 24/7 and/or issuing fines or making them remove the symbols.

So, sort of an opposite number to Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or Mutaween, except enforcing secularism?

Oh, the irony.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:03:44am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

So, sort of an opposite number to Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or Mutaween, except enforcing secularism?

Oh, the irony.

Except they’re not that opposite. Both are on the continuum, using state power to needlessly coerce changes in public appearance.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:05:33am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. My inlaws are in Italy on a vacation as I write; they’re safe and sufficiently far away from the epicenter to not have felt any of its serious effects. They’re scheduled to return home tomorrow. Whew.

From the look of it, the quake was extremely shallow and that meant the damage was more severe than one would expect from a 6.2 quake these days. Two of the towns near the epicenter look like they’ve been hit with a steamroller. Flattened.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:06:36am

re: #149 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:07:43am

So, Sausage Party is premiering here on Saturday; I checked the listings and it looks like there’s a matinee showing. Gonna have to go check that one out - thankfully, it’s in the original English with Czech subtitles.

Totally NSFW.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:07:58am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:09:48am

re: #155 lawhawk

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Last night CBS had a segment interviewing Shkreli about the EpiPen price hike, which he was all excited about. His face has become even more punchable than you ever thought possible.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:09:51am

re: #148 allegro

I knew about the schools. I was wondering if they are patrolling the beaches insisting that people remove their religious symbols along with forcing a Muslim woman to publicly strip. Kinda figured they weren’t.

I’m sure that’s why they added the “ostentatious” language as, presumably, a burkuini is ostentatious. I haven’t heard of any Sikhs, Hasidic Jews, etc. being told to publicly strip. I found this disturbing also:

The photographs emerged as a mother of two also told on Tuesday how she had been fined on the beach in nearby Cannes wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.

Her ticket, seen by French news agency AFP, read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.

“I was sitting on a beach with my family,” said the 34-year-old who gave only her first name, Siam. “I was wearing a classic headscarf. I had no intention of swimming.”

A witness to the scene, Mathilde Cousin, confirmed the incident. “The saddest thing was that people were shouting ‘go home’, some were applauding the police,” she said. “Her daughter was crying.” […]

theguardian.com

It’s getting ugly out there. It seems that people are completely missing the fact that by scapegoating law abiding Muslims because of the actions of terrorists they’re using the very same logic as the terrorists who attack innocents because the hate the U.S. or France or Israel or the entire Western word or whatever.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:10:41am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

So, sort of an opposite number to Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or Mutaween, except enforcing secularism?

Oh, the irony.

Exactly. *smh*

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:11:31am

There’s Just One Flaw in Donald Trump’s New Plan to Show He’s Not Racist

The main difficulty Trump faces in dispelling the impression that he is a racist is that Trump is, in fact, a gigantic racist.

New York Magazine

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:11:38am

re: #150 Dr Lizardo

So, sort of an opposite number to Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, or Mutaween, except enforcing secularism?

Oh, the irony.

Let’s not leave out the Mea Shearim Shomrei Ha’Tsniut

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jeffreyw  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:13:09am

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Good morning!

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:13:45am

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Except they’re not that opposite. Both are on the continuum, using state power to needlessly coerce changes in public appearance.

Yep. As I mentioned when this came up last night, extremism sucks, regardless of whether it’s secular or religious.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:14:04am

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

Let’s not leave out the Mea Shearim Shomrei Ha’Tsniut

Still got my “I was stoned in Mea Shearim” t-shirt.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:16:39am

re: #161 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

i thought it was national waffle day
re: #108 The Vicious Babushka

(when you search upthread for the word “waffle”, you get a lot of, Wendell — you know…)

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Alyosha  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:17:16am

re: #146 CuriousLurker

I was listening to a BBC news thing on the radio the other week in which hijabi London women were asked about their position on the headscarf. Many were western African by extraction and they mostly answered along lines that, yes, it was a cultural thing, but mostly that it was something they considered to be a fashion-statement rather than a religious observation.
In fact, one lady whose heritage lay in Burkina Faso said that she had adopted the headscarf purely for reasons of fashion, adding that it is now the in-thing for ladies in the home country to sport hats.
Get this: her mother sort of tut-tutted the hijab as London attire.

Alot more complex than I had thought.
This Cannes thing has me absolutely spewing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:17:28am

Donald Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy $55,000 of His Own Book
FEC rules dictate the Republican nominee must forgo royalties on the book’s sales, or else the $55,000 purchase at Barnes & Noble was illegal.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:18:41am

re: #156 The Vicious Babushka

Last night CBS had a segment interviewing Shkreli about the EpiPen price hike, which he was all excited about. His face has become even more punchable than you ever thought possible.

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Jenner7  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:19:54am

re: #166 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Crooked Don!

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:20:20am

re: #166 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Donald Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy $55,000 of His Own Book
FEC rules dictate the Republican nominee must forgo royalties on the book’s sales, or else the $55,000 purchase at Barnes & Noble was illegal.

the guy is brilliantly craven

i think this is the fourth or fifth (ive stopped counting) issue where someone has said “probably illegal” and for the fourth or fifth time it’ll go nowhere

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:22:28am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

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Because of the nature of the life-safety threat, making Epi-Pens unaffordable is one of the shorter paths to killing bunches of people through market mechanisms. Even anti-vaxxers are more long term and statistical.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:23:30am

re: #166 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Donald Trump Used Campaign Donations to Buy $55,000 of His Own Book
FEC rules dictate the Republican nominee must forgo royalties on the book’s sales, or else the $55,000 purchase at Barnes & Noble was illegal.

Sarah Palin does the same thing with her PAC money.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:25:06am

re: #165 Alyosha

Get this: her mother sort of tut-tutted the hijab as London attire.

LOL!

Alot more complex than I had thought.
This Cannes thing has me absolutely spewing.

You and me both, my friend. I don’t think they realize how bad the optics are.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:26:02am

re: #169 dangerman

the guy is brilliantly craven

i think this is the fourth or fifth (ive stopped counting) issue where someone has said “probably illegal” and for the fourth or fifth time it’ll go nowhere

America has an outlaw romanticism that can embrace a flamboyant-enough thief. Trump might turn out to be the Murph the Surf of modern politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:27:16am

re: #170 Decatur Deb

Because of the nature of the life-safety threat, making Epi-Pens unaffordable is one of the shorter paths to killing bunches of people through market mechanisms. Even anti-vaxxers are more long term and statistical.

At what point will price controls be imposed on these greedy pusbuckets?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:28:27am

re: #173 Decatur Deb

America has an outlaw romanticism that can embrace a flamboyant-enough thief. Trump might turn out to be the Murph the Surf of modern politics.

Willie Sutton. He went into politics because “That’s where the money is”.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:28:35am

Got work to do, BBL.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:28:49am

re: #174 The Vicious Babushka

At what point will price controls be imposed on these greedy pusbuckets?

It’ll be part of the Protecting America From Billionaires Act of 3016.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:31:33am

re: #155 lawhawk

I can’t see the picture, so I don’t know what’s in it, but I also missed the memo that says there can only be one evil person.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:33:28am

re: #155 lawhawk

Heather Bresch, daughter of Sen. Manchin behind the 400% increase in price of EpiPens, is somehow worse than Shkreli pic.twitter.com
— sean

Well, why should Shkreli get all the attention?

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:34:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:35:17am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:35:32am

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I thought that was his whole schtick.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:36:34am

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

He must be rather angry that fellow psychopath, Sean Hannity, gets all of Trump’s interview time.

/

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:36:39am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That kid must be in the same preschool as my granddaughter.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:37:06am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the artist is the art

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:38:20am

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s a young Tobias Fünke

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:38:59am

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

It’s a young Tobias Fünke

Or Bobby Sands.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:43:34am

off to make kona coffee in a french press pot

taste before country

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:44:16am
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Great White Snark  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:44:22am

Business news-We have a cheddar cheese glut. The government will buy twenty two million dollars of this surplus. See typical government false economics. Sheesh. Don’t buy the cheese.
//

Subsidize the wine and crackers!!!!

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:44:50am

Your Clinton Foundation talking points:

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:46:40am

I think Clinton ought to do a presentation of the work of the Clinton Foundation. Not an apology for helping people presser, but a full on presentation of the work the foundation does and where the money goes. And right after it’s over, her twitter can challenge Trump to do the same with his “charities.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:48:41am

re: #191 Belafon

Your Clinton Foundation talking points:

Yes but “access”.

///

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Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:49:46am

re: #135 The Vicious Babushka

It seems that all the accusations that Trump hurls at Hillary are actually things that he has done himself.

Funny how the media never seems to notice that.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:53:07am

re: #194 Skip Intro

Funny how the media never seems to notice that.

After Trump whined the other day about how mean the media was being to him the media had to rechannel their efforts to create another faux scandal.

It’s the way of the world.

/

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:55:15am

The Doctor is in:

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:55:31am

re: #193 Sir John Barron

Yes but “access”.

///

From the article:

Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering low-interest “microcredit” for poor business owners, met with Clinton three times and talked with her by phone during a period when Bangladeshi government authorities investigated his oversight of a nonprofit bank and ultimately pressured him to resign from the bank’s board. Throughout the process, he pleaded for help in messages routed to Clinton, and she ordered aides to find ways to assist him.

They’ve known Yunus since they were in Arkansas. Isn’t helping with a foreign government the point of the state department?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:56:25am

I’ve been one of those believing that HRC should do a press conference for the media critters.

Now I’m not as convinced. I doubt it would help much or be informative at this point.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:57:49am

re: #192 Belafon

I think Clinton ought to do a presentation of the work of the Clinton Foundation. Not an apology for helping people presser, but a full on presentation of the work the foundation does and where the money goes. And right after it’s over, her twitter can challenge Trump to do the same with his “charities.”

experts from the foundation that do this work should do it

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:58:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:59:32am
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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 6:59:38am

Meanwhile, more media outlets are jumping on the shuttering of the Clinton Foundation over the Judicial Watch nothingburger.

Seriously, these fuckers want to shut down a charitable foundation because the Clintons are involved in it. Let’s just ignore the millions of lives across Africa whose lives are improved because the Foundation expanded access to HIV drugs and other health initiatives.

Apparently, someone thinks that this is a bad thing. That someone happens to be right wingers over at Judicial Watch and a pliant media that completely misinterprets the info that JW leaked out in drips and drabs.

Far from Clinton meeting with donors as Sec. State in some kind of pay to play, Huma (yeah, you knew that name was going to come up) was a real gatekeeper demanding that those seeking access go through proper channels to donate to the foundation or seek meetings with Clinton.

In fact, there was a real reason some of these donors met with Clinton while as Secretary of State - the State Department was setting up a public-private partnership to improve health initiatives overseas.

Far from scandalous, this is the kind of thing that we want government to be doing.

Except the right wing/GOP thinks charity begins and ends with Trump’s Foundation buying copies of his book for $50k.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:00:07am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

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i think he misspelled “monetized” as “mobilized”

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:00:08am

re: #197 Belafon

Read even further down the thread:

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:00:28am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

I have a plan that mobilizes conservatives throughout this country and it’s launching soon. realbencarson.com pic.twitter.com
— Dr. Ben Carson

“I’m going to call my group a Tea Party, like the revolutionaries, get it?”

/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:02:04am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

I have a plan that mobilizes conservatives throughout this country and it’s launching soon. realbencarson.com pic.twitter.com
— Dr. Ben Carson

“Send me $$$$ and I’ll send you an autographed copy of one of my books.”

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:02:05am

Whoops. Wonder what caused the crash - a loss of control?

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:02:14am

re: #202 lawhawk

She could throw “Christian” in the title, and confuse the wingers.

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lizardofid  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:02:30am

re: #192 Belafon

I think Clinton ought to do a presentation of the work of the Clinton Foundation. Not an apology for helping people presser, but a full on presentation of the work the foundation does and where the money goes. And right after it’s over, her twitter can challenge Trump to do the same with his “charities.”

I’ll restate my position, that if arranging an introduction, via a third party, get’s a million dollars worth of clean drinking water or anti-hiv drugs for some kids in Africa, let er rip.

Call me a pragmatic consequentialist. (If that’s a thing.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:02:54am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:03:17am

re: #203 dangerman

i think he misspelled “monetized” as “mobilized”

I regret that I have but one up-ding to give…

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:03:32am

re: #202 lawhawk

…Except the right wing/GOP thinks charity begins and ends with Trump’s Foundation buying copies of his book for $50k.

ah, working at the spiro agnew level of corruption

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:05:45am

re: #207 lawhawk

Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft, crashes into telegraph pole on test flight

Whoops. Wonder what caused the crash - a loss of control?

I have to wonder where in the hell they found a telegraph pole to run into?
Time traveling airship? Awesome, even with steering problems…

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Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:05:46am

Too bad the media just doesn’t have the time to investigate the various Trump Foundations for money laundering, since that appears to be their only function.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:07:14am

re: #214 Skip Intro

Too bad the media just doesn’t have the time to investigate the various Trump Foundations for money laundering, since that appears to be their only function.

That’s boring. Everyone knows and expects Trump to do that. What’s juicy is that Clinton may have performed state department work during her time as SoS.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:12:27am

re: #202 lawhawk

Except the right wing/GOP thinks charity begins and ends with Trump’s Foundation buying copies of his book for $50k.

Not to mention the Tim Tebow souvenirs.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:13:41am

re: #154 Dr Lizardo

It’s hilarious. I didn’t take my vegan friend though, for fear of her starving herself after seeing it.

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:14:43am

re: #202 lawhawk

If Trump waited long enough, that could have been 50,000 books. I am glad he didn’t, think of the forests!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:14:51am

WHEN I AM PRESIDENT I WILL STOP ALL THE EARTHQUAKES. TRUST ME. BELIEVE ME.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:16:04am

re: #215 Belafon

That’s boring. Everyone knows and expects Trump to do that. What’s juicy is that Clinton may have performed state department work during her time as SoS.

A government employee actually working? Talk about a man bites dog story!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:17:20am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ouch. I got an alert about that quake from the quake feed app. I clicked on it and looked at the map. Knew it was going to be bad. :(

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:18:39am

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

And Italy is a NATO ally.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:19:33am

re: #215 Belafon

That’s boring. Everyone knows and expects Trump to do that. What’s juicy is that Clinton may have performed state department work during her time as SoS.

cause everyone knows that all government employees are either lazy d’s who do nothing but collect a paycheck or patriotic r’s whose job it is to obstruct anything those do nothing d’s try and do

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:19:41am

re: #219 The Vicious Babushka

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of those affected by two powerful earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar.
— Donald J. Trump

“Now let me see which media is being meany to me today.”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:21:26am

re: #200 FormerDirtDart

I have a plan that mobilizes conservatives throughout this country and it’s launching soon. realbencarson.com pic.twitter.com
— Dr. Ben Carson

“How will your plan mobilize conservatives?”

Carson: it will ask them to send me money so I can mobilize them.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:22:12am

Wingnuts on Twitter projecting like a giant IMAX in outer space==>

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fern01  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:23:54am

re: #191 Belafon

Your Clinton Foundation talking points:

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And everyone’s idiot MorningJoke was saying the AP is such a respected media outlet every word they say must be true.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:24:18am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts on Twitter projecting like a giant IMAX in outer space==>

Funny, I don’t see any of them referring to any great, really great, just terrific, poll numbers.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:25:25am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:26:09am

Cormorant, Mn

Duke? DUKE?
Damn liberals bestowing titles of nobility in violation of the “REAL” Thirteenth Amendment…

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:26:33am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts on Twitter projecting like a giant IMAX in outer space==>

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you know, there’s a 990. it’s public information. anyone could read it (well almost anyone)

also - is pricewaterhousecoopers in on the scamming? if so, who at pwc?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:27:23am

From Adam Silverman at Balloon Juice:

Lines On the Map: The Human Geography of the US’s Southern Border

We find this map of Hispanic or Latino population by county. I’m amazed how many counties are over 50%.

Here in Washington, it looks like Adams and Franklin counties are—of course, I knew there were a lot of Hispanic people in Eastern Washington. The real shocker is Skagit County in the 16.3%-49.9% category. Seriously? That’s the Alabama of Western Washington. That’s where Glenn Beck and Jim Caviezel are from!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:28:37am

:(

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:30:00am

This is for Ziggy_TARDIS

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:30:25am

re: #230 FormerDirtDart

Cormorant, Mn

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Duke? DUKE?
Damn liberals bestowing titles of nobility in violation of the “REAL” Thirteenth Amendment…

Our rescue mutt is all/most Great Pyr. Lovely dogs, but he’s shed enough fur to cover a yurt.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:31:55am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts on Twitter projecting like a giant IMAX in outer space==>

If I remember correctly, the Clintons themselves don’t take a salary from the foundation.

Their money laundering consists of taking wealthy people’s money and turning it into AIDS drugs. Those scoundrels.

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:32:50am

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

:(

[Embedded content]Ford recalls 113K cars for fuel pumps, power windows.

they forgot to install them?

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dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:34:21am

re: #236 Belafon

If I remember correctly, the Clintons themselves don’t take a salary from the foundation.

Their money laundering consists of taking wealthy people’s money and turning it into AIDS drugs. Those scoundrels.

!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:35:06am

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

:(

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My ‘63 Fairlane ate a fuel pump every six months. Too little, too late!

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Bubblehead II  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:35:12am

Morning Lizards. Here is your morning Chuckle.

Larson: Neil deGrasse Tyson is a horse’s astrophysicist

And NDT’s response.

Famed astrophysicist calls out Idaho columnist

And please, DO read the comments.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:36:17am

re: #239 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My ‘63 Fairlane ate a fuel pump every six months. Too little, too late!

They are not recalling ‘63 Fairlanes! You are SOL.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:39:25am

re: #240 Bubblehead II

Idaho Falls talk radio personality Neal Larson

Do wingnuts do anything other than host radio shows?

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:42:04am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Do wingnuts do anything other than host radio shows?

It’s the business version of being a preacher.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:42:10am

heh

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Bubblehead II  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:42:50am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Do wingnuts do anything other than host radio shows?

They also run Faux News and assorted blogs such as Breightfart.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:44:58am

re: #240 Bubblehead II

Morning Lizards. Here is your morning Chuckle.

Larson: Neil deGrasse Tyson is a horse’s astrophysicist

And NDT’s response.

Famed astrophysicist calls out Idaho columnist

And please, DO read the comments.

Nice of the Idaho newspaper to provide space for NDT to respond to the wingnut idiot. Wingnut idiot probably not expecting that. Expected he could lob criticisms every which way and just have the locals believe him.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:46:38am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts on Twitter projecting like a giant IMAX in outer space==>

Guess the wingnut talking points went out early this morning.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:46:45am

The earthquake that just hit Indonesia was a 5.8 in the sea off Southern Sumatra; no tsunami warning has been issued.

google.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:49:53am

oh………

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:51:13am

I now look forward to a very angry news conference from Gov. LaPage

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:51:48am
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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:52:08am

re: #250 FormerDirtDart

Hmmm… guess that’s another park to add to the bucket list.

Thanks Obama!

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:54:25am

re: #118 CuriousLurker

Sharia compliant Mounties—Canada is doomed!!11!

This pretty much summarizes the problem in France — lack of integration of its religious/racial minorities versus Canada which prides itself on its diversity and multiculturalism (and bilingualism). France has to do better on making its minorities feel French and not “othered”.

I don’t even see how banning head scarves and burkinis helps to fight terrorism.

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lizardofid  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:54:59am

re: #235 Decatur Deb

Our rescue mutt is all/most Great Pyr. Lovely dogs, but he’s shed enough fur to cover a yurt.

Anatolian here, fur-less yurt.

UXe2av4XJfSSjCoIvnn2GnEjoVRqDx4yGJMWdu/W/Cq//v2qgV8NCUVBIM3rYaFdUfrQ4vwoeWK3TcHSND5EjQyzeApqM+bIpVTq4bHTBgSzQcOxcLdBkKTrrW8AQw9Y4L1eu3bymuQ5F0xt6DGAmoANt8ZtE/OUjlS26K52IleC/gxRAQL1YL7JFTpvAw+WrdXqZmisdieOuJqiaccRvX3OKfeCXM+6xq37etgx+fDeQqhyxyC945QM3/fSNqrhmRPySxEBO8k0cHICyi/9US+smYmAaHz52TnqDGKStauXWEym2zDQIbsUK9MD1vVwmcUBJqVS8I0=

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 24, 2016 • 7:59:09am

re: #103 allegro

So there pretty much was no way to show that Trump was racist to that guy even though you recited at least 6 racist comments Trump had made.

And it is hilarious that he asked you if you believe in Jesus Christ right after you acknowledged your atheism. You were good not to laugh hysterically in his face as I would have done.

It takes all kinds to make the world go round. I guess.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:03:05am

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

WOW! BREAKING! Liberal NYT writer admits Hillary very sick!!! WOW!!!!1

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:03:37am

re: #252 lawhawk

Hmmm… guess that’s another park to add to the bucket list.

Thanks Obama!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:04:42am
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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:06:58am

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

Where are the good guys with guns?!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:09:38am
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Franklin  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:10:59am

F*ck…

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Jenner7  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:11:04am

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:11:12am

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh no.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:11:28am

re: #254 lizardofid

Had to be careful on reply. Apparently once you open a private comment, it stays open if you hit ‘quote’, and I haven’t found a way to close one once you open it in the main thread. You can avoid that by opening in Master Spy, and answering from main.

Nice doggy, closely related IIRC to Pyrs.

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Jenner7  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:11:45am

Oh shit….

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makeitstop  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:12:28am

Man, that is one in-your-face recoding. I admire those producers who go for the ‘everything louder than everything else’ ethos (thanks, Lemmy!) and are able to pull it off.

Lyrics are real good, too. Two thumbs up.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:12:32am

re: #260 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s very bad.

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lizardofid  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:15:54am

re: #264 Decatur Deb

Had to be careful on reply. Apparently once you open a private comment, it stays open if you hit ‘quote’, and I haven’t found a way to close one once you open it in the main thread. You can avoid that by opening in Master Spy, and answering from main.

Nice doggy, closely related IIRC to Pyrs.

Thanks, the Anatolian is a gentle giant and predator kryptonite.

And thanks for the tip on Master Spy!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:16:38am

AP photographer inside the university:

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Franklin  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:19:41am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

AP photographer inside the university:

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Probably nothing but a glitch in the Matrix, but the tweets in this screen cap don’t appear on the photog’s timeline:

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:20:34am

Standing with a group that is linked to white supremacists==>

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Franklin  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:21:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:21:57am

re: #270 Franklin

Probably nothing but a glitch in the Matrix, but the tweets in this screen cap don’t appear on the photog’s timeline:

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:22:12am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

AP photographer inside the university:

Still nothing at cnn.com.

TV’s probably on it.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:22:30am

The attack against the American University in Kabul is just days after kidnapping of Australian and US personnel there. And suicide bombings.

Those responsible seem determined to prevent people from getting an education there. That’s some strong symbolism right there - as well as the determination to make sure that those education opportunities are provided.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:22:59am

re: #272 Franklin

So we can’t let the “good ones” stay, huh?

Oh well.

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ChuckJager95  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:23:27am
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Franklin  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:23:47am

Related:

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:25:19am

re: #278 Franklin

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:26:35am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:26:36am

re: #272 Franklin

It’s not amnesty if I say it’s not amnesty! No amnesty! Just follow law!!!!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:28:24am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

Standing with a group that is linked to white supremacists==>

What are they “remembering”?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:29:58am

re: #282 Sir John Barron

What are they “remembering”?

Kate Steinle, apparently.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:30:39am

re: #283 The Vicious Babushka

Kate Steinle, apparently.

Woman killed by illegal immigrant?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:31:57am

re: #284 Sir John Barron

Woman killed by illegal immigrant?

White woman.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:32:52am

So, apparently Eric Trump’s concerned that we might not be able to understand what is included in Trump’s tax returns. Therefore we shouldn’t get to see them at all.

Right.

Gotcha.

Because tax experts don’t know what they’re looking at.
Or that it’s very easy to see how much income a person makes in a year or how much the person deducts in an itemized return (especially if the associated schedules are included). And we’d get to see how much income is the result of investments versus compensation. Or how much income is adjusted due to depreciation.

No, we wouldn’t know any of that.

What an elitist point of view that thinks he knows better than us. More than that, he’s doing the very thing he accuses Clintons of - obscuring and being secretive instead of transparent. It’s particularly hypocritical since both the Clintons and their Foundations provide years on years of tax returns and filings showing their income statements.

You don’t see them bitching about people misinterpreting those do you? Thin Skinned Trump can’t take the rigors of being vetted for President. Maybe he should drop out. Because this too is part of being vetted - the ability to take hits in the media - justified or not. If you’re incapable of taking criticism, you have no business being in a job that results in nonstop criticism from left and right of the position you’ve staked out.

Just as the current President. He’ll tell you a thing or two about criticism, especially the unwarranted kind (like being questioned over his nationality and religious beliefs by … wait for it … Donny Trump).

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Franklin  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:33:33am
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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:39:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:41:17am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:44:11am

re: #286 lawhawk

So, apparently Eric Trump’s concerned that we might not be able to understand what is included in Trump’s tax returns. Therefore we shouldn’t get to see them at all.

Right.

Gotcha.

Because tax experts don’t know what they’re looking at.
Or that it’s very easy to see how much income a person makes in a year or how much the person deducts in an itemized return (especially if the associated schedules are included). And we’d get to see how much income is the result of investments versus compensation. Or how much income is adjusted due to depreciation.

No, we wouldn’t know any of that.

What an elitist point of view that thinks he knows better than us. More than that, he’s doing the very thing he accuses Clintons of - obscuring and being secretive instead of transparent. It’s particularly hypocritical since both the Clintons and their Foundations provide years on years of tax returns and filings showing their income statements.

You don’t see them bitching about people misinterpreting those do you? Thin Skinned Trump can’t take the rigors of being vetted for President. Maybe he should drop out. Because this too is part of being vetted - the ability to take hits in the media - justified or not. If you’re incapable of taking criticism, you have no business being in a job that results in nonstop criticism from left and right of the position you’ve staked out.

Just as the current President. He’ll tell you a thing or two about criticism, especially the unwarranted kind (like being questioned over his nationality and religious beliefs by … wait for it … Donny Trump).

But Hillary should reveal everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:44:54am

CBS journalist:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:46:12am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:50:00am

North Carolina Cop Had Perfectly Good Reason For Shooting Deaf Man Dead After Traffic Stop, We Bet

As of press time, Donald Trump had not yet been reached for comment, although it is believed the opportunity to mock someone who was both disabled and the victim of a police shooting is bound to prove irresistible to him.

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lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 8:57:29am

Casualties being reported at the American University in Kabul.

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Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:01:08am

Taliban Trump hasn’t changed in over 30 years.

Two stone bas-relief sculptures high on the façade of the Bonwit Teller Building under demolition on Fifth Avenue — pieces that had been sought with enthusiasm by the Metropolitan Museum of Art — were smashed by jackhammers yesterday on the orders of a real estate developer.

- New York Times (June 6, 1980)

And Trump’s alter ego John Barron makes an early appearance.

When first questioned about the fate of the sculptures, Trump spokesman John Barron claimed that three independent appraisers had declared them to be “without artistic merit” — an assessment that flabbergasted Ashton Hawkins, vice president and secretary of the board of trustees of the Met.

(Update: Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish, showing his excellent memory, points out that “John Barron,” sometimes spelled “Baron,” was actually a false name Trump used in phone interviews during the 1980s. At the time of its reporting on the sculptures, the Times had not yet discovered the ruse.)

“Can you imagine the museum accepting them if they were not of artistic merit?” he asked.

Barron said removing the pieces would have cost $32,000 and delayed work by at least a week and a half.

In a follow-up story the next day, Barron conceded that the rare bronze grillwork was missing and said “we don’t know what happened to it.”

washingtonpost.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:01:53am
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Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:05:24am

And speaking of Lying Trump,

Police Respond to Donald Trump’s Claim That Chicago’s Violence Can Be Stopped In A Week

The Chicago Police Department on Tuesday denied Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claim that he met with a “top” Chicago officer and argued the city’s violence would not be solved with “tough police tactics.”

“We’ve discredited this claim months ago,” CPD spokesperson Frank Giancamilli said in a statement. “No one in the senior command at CPD has ever met with Donald Trump or a member of his campaign.”

Odd that Trump surrogate and Fair and Balanced Bill O’Reilly didn’t challenge Trump about this lie when he made it on O’Reilly’s show on Monday.

nbcchicago.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:06:48am
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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:09:42am

re: #295 Skip Intro

Taliban Trump hasn’t changed in over 30 years.

And Trump’s alter ego John Barron makes an early appearance.

washingtonpost.com

So, it’s not implausible that Melania’s speech writer is made up.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:12:42am

re: #295 Skip Intro

Taliban Trump hasn’t changed in over 30 years.

And Trump’s alter ego John Barron makes an early appearance.

washingtonpost.com

And a majority of white people are voting for this piece of crap.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:13:31am

re: #295 Skip Intro

Taliban Trump hasn’t changed in over 30 years.

And Trump’s alter ego John Barron makes an early appearance.

washingtonpost.com

Trump is a piece of crap.

A piece. of. crap.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:14:06am

I don’t know where this link goes, Infowars or WeirdNutDaily?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:14:33am

re: #300 Sir John Barron

And a majority of white people are voting for this piece of crap.

Doubt it. Just old white men, perhaps, and he can’t count on us.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:15:17am

re: #302 The Vicious Babushka

naturalnews. com/055082_Clinton_Foundation_political_corruption_bribery.html

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:16:29am

re: #304 Belafon

naturalnews.com

If it’s on the Internet it must be true.

/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:17:30am

re: #303 Decatur Deb

Doubt it. Just old white men, perhaps, and he can’t count on us.

Unfortunately in most polls he leads Clinton among white voters. Whether a majority or high plurality.

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:17:30am

re: #305 Sir John Barron

If it’s on the Internet it must be true.

/

I like to refer to the State Farm commercial where the woman is dating the “French model.”

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:18:07am

re: #306 Sir John Barron

Unfortunately in most polls he leads Clinton among white voters. Whether a majority or high plurality.

Yeah, but that’s less and less effective at winning an election.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:20:19am

re: #295 Skip Intro

When first questioned about the fate of the sculptures, Trump spokesman John Barron claimed that three independent appraisers had declared them to be “without artistic merit”

“Who were the independent appraisers?”

Independent. Believe me. The best independent appraisers.

“Can we have their names”?

I’ll ask my boss, Mr. Trump, who really is the best boss. Very bright guy. Really wealthy. Loves people.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:20:20am

John Oliver - Trump’s Chart

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:20:44am

re: #302 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t know where this link goes, Infowars or WeirdNutDaily?

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Fuck Natural News.

Guy sees his “natural medicine” gravy train coming to an end under an administration that actually understands science, so naturally he backs Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:20:50am

re: #308 Belafon

Yeah, but that’s less and less effective at winning an election.

It just astounds me.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:21:43am

re: #311 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Fuck Natural News.

Guy sees his “natural medicine” gravy train coming to an end under an administration that actually understands science, so naturally he backs Trump.

I believe that “naturalnews” site has been identified as RWNJ catch all garbage site by one of our lizards here.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:22:30am

re: #313 Sir John Barron

I believe that “naturalnews” site has been identified as RWNJ catch all garbage site by one of our lizards here.

Might have been me. :-)

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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:24:17am

re: #299 Belafon

So, it’s not implausible that Melania’s speech writer is made up.

I was convinced of that when no such person ever showed up during the plagiarism melee.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:24:47am

re: #96 allegro

Cockatoo drinks coffee?!

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:24:58am

re: #304 Belafon

naturalnews. com/055082_Clinton_Foundation_political_corruption_bribery.html

That’s an anti vaxxer site, isn’t it?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:25:53am
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allegro  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:28:32am

re: #316 Jebediah, RBG

Cockatoo drinks coffee?!

Oh yes. Every one of my cockatoos and cockatiels have been serious coffee guzzlers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:28:45am

He will have Ben Carson with him, to be his “native guide” and protect him from Teh Blackity Blackness

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Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:29:13am

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

That’s an anti vaxxer site, isn’t it?

I don’t go there, so I’m not sure.

I use toolsvoid.com to uncover the actual URL. Had to run the path and then run the resulting path through to get to the one I put up.

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BlackPearl  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:33:18am

It’s an anti-vaxxer, who sells his own supplements, of course. Orac (a pseudonym for a noted cancer researcher) at Respectful Insolence has a number of articles about him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:34:44am

How wingnut minds work:

Somebody who once attended a Clinton fundraiser in 1992 dies of cancer.
KILLED BY HILLARY!!!111!
Why would Hillary kill this person?
TO COVER UP THE TRUTH THAT THEY KNEW!!!!1!!!
What truth did this person know?
WE WILL NEVER FIND THAT OUT BECAUSE HILLARY KILLED THEM!!!11!!

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nines09  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:36:43am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

And Trump will point to him and say “See my Pathological Child Molesting African American Here?”

325
Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:40:21am

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

Yep.

326
bratwurst  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:41:19am

Classy!

327
Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:43:45am

re: #326 bratwurst

Classy!

He needs them to hand out on his Detroit walkabout.

///

328
wrenchwench  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:44:22am

re: #319 allegro

Oh yes. Every one of my cockatoos and cockatiels have been serious coffee guzzlers.

One of our cats likes to lap it from Mr. w’s mustache. Not a lot of it, but he gets fussy if he doesn’t get any.

329
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:45:07am

re: #326 bratwurst

A common trick to push a book up the Bestseller lists.

330
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:45:53am
331
Alyosha  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:45:59am

I’m off to bed. I don’t know how many of you do this, but at times during the day I’ll try and describe each of you to (obviously) imaginary people and wonder how accurate I was at getting states, occupations, interests etc right.
You’re good people.
Just thought I’d chuck that out there before I start chuffin’ Zeds.

332
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:46:14am
333
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:47:20am

KABUL UNIVERSITY IS A GUN FREE ZONE!!!11!!!

334
Joe Bacon  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:50:14am
335
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:56:41am

IN SLOVENIA THEY HAD TO EAT DIAMONDS TO SURVIVE, JUST LIKE IN SCHINDLER’S LIST!!!111!!

336
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:57:13am

re: #329 Eclectic Cyborg

A common trick to push a book up the Bestseller lists.

Yeah, but if he’s pocketing the royalties, it’s an FEC violation—not that anyone cares.

337
Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:58:33am

re: #336 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yeah, but if he’s pocketing the royalties, it’s an FEC violation—not that anyone cares.

As far as I can tell, the FEC is completely toothless.

338
Stanley Sea  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:59:40am

re: #336 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yeah, but if he’s pocketing the royalties, it’s an FEC violation—not that anyone cares.

Royalties he promised to charity.

Such a fucking scam.

339
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 9:59:46am

re: #302 The Vicious Babushka

For someone who claims to be intent on helping people with their health, this nutjob is sure looking for a way to wreck millions of lives in Africa with these nonsensical ravings. Of course, this is Natural News we’re talking about, which is the health-equivalent to infowars or prison planet.

340
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:00:40am

re: #339 lawhawk

For someone who claims to be intent on helping people with their health, this nutjob is sure looking for a way to wreck millions of lives in Africa with these nonsensical ravings. Of course, this is Natural News we’re talking about, which is the health-equivalent to infowars or prison planet.

Natural News is a scam to make money off stupid rubes. He couldn’t give a shit about actual health of anyone.

341
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:01:53am

Wait, the mother of Ethan Crouch is Carrot Top?

342
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:01:56am

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

That’s an anti vaxxer site, isn’t it?

The health-equivalent to Infowars or Prison Planet. Jam packed with conspiracies and junk science.

343
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:03:30am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

I was going to say she looks a lot like Murdoch’s pal, Rebekah Brooks.

344
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:03:47am

But is she 12 years old?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:05:19am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, the mother of Ethan Crouch is Carrot Top?

[Embedded content]

What’s her excuse for being a dick?

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Le Lapin Tueur  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:17:47am

re: #87 Anymouse

If they arm the cattle after taking over the gun shop, we’re doomed.

Cows With Guns - The Original Animation

348
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:18:16am
349
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:18:52am

re: #326 bratwurst

Trump used $55,000 in campaign donations to buy copies of his own book

from the fellow who claims the Clinton Foundation is just a scam…

350
Skip Intro  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:21:51am

re: #349 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

from the fellow who claims the Clinton Foundation is just a scam…

They were included in gift bags at the RNC convention that also included “Kleenex and Make America Great Again! cups, hats, and T-shirts. Delegates were also given plastic fetus figurines.”

thedailybeast.com

351
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:22:46am
352
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:23:04am

This is all you need to know about how the right wing views Trump.

They don’t have a problem with the substance, only Trump’s style:

Again not to put too fine a point on this, but Trump’s exactly what the GOP wanted. They wanted someone who mirrored their base, and they got him.

But I have to chuckle every time I hear right wingers say how Trump’s a straight shooter who means what he says, all while his surrogates and Trump himself sputters in explaining his very positions and spinning himself into Escher-type impossible shapes.

353
Lidane  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:23:19am

“SKEWED POLLS!”, 2016 edition:

354
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:25:53am

Considering how many scammers target older folks, this is exactly the tactics that the GOP’s media wing at Fox has taken.

355
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:25:59am

re: #353 Lidane

‘Undercover Trump Voters’

Crouching Bigot, Hidden Racist

356
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:26:36am

it’s all so white…

357
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:27:08am

re: #355 jaunte

‘Undercover Trump Voters’

Crouching Bigot, Hidden Racist

I must apologize for I have but one karma point to give for that post.

358
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:27:19am

re: #356 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s all so white…

[Embedded content]

Including that “MexAmerican4Trump” Twitter account

359
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:28:09am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

Including that “MexAmerican4Trump” Twitter account

I did notice that.
:D

360
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:30:35am

Speaking of Pay for Play:

361
ChuckJager95  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:31:41am

I don’t understand, if you’re really Latino and proud of your heritage even remotely why would you call anything Operation Taco Bowl, especially considering the pandering evoked by Trump in that infamous tweet?

362
BeachDem  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:32:37am

re: #355 jaunte

‘Undercover Trump Voters’

Crouching Bigot, Hidden Racist

Like “Undercover Angels”

Youtube Video

363
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:32:55am

Misogynist neologisms crawling out of the woodwork everywhere.

364
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:33:15am
365
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:33:38am

“Vagenda of Manocide”, folks.

366
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:39:10am
367
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:39:49am

RELEASE THE MOSQUITOES!!!

368
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:40:27am
369
Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:41:28am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

Even the campaign aides speak word-salad.

370
Sir John Barron  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:42:03am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

There will be words.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:42:41am

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“Very Well” meaning that there actually are some minority folks supporting him, versus the ‘None’ that he really deserves.

372
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:42:48am
373
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:42:54am

re: #370 Sir John Barron

There will be words.

The BEST words.

374
Belafon  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:42:55am

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

If his “energy revolution” doesn’t mention a return to coal, it needs to be reported back to the people in West Virginia.

375
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:43:02am

re: #370 Sir John Barron

There will be words.

just no particular order or structure to them

376
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:43:23am

re: #370 Sir John Barron

There will be words.

The BEST words!!!

377
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:43:52am

re: #372 jaunte

[Embedded content]

When i see Kalli Joy Gray, my mind transposes it so that she’s a member of the Iron Island’s ruling family. I can’t help it.

378
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:44:26am

re: #373 Blind Frog Belly White

re: #376 Backwoods_Sleuth

29 seconds. Great minds and all that.

379
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:44:28am
380
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:44:36am

They are building a wall around their entire planet to protect it from the “illegal alien earthlings”

381
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:45:18am

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on CNN this morning, talking to Carol Costello. He could barely string a sentence together, as if he had some kind of cognitive problem. It was weird.
And he’s supposed to be some kind of conservative star.

382
Barefoot Grin  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:45:39am

re: #374 Belafon

If his “energy revolution” doesn’t mention a return to coal, it needs to be reported back to the people in West Virginia.

Probably talking sugar cane.

383
Lidane  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:45:41am

re: #365 jaunte

“Vagenda of Manocide”, folks.

Funniest shit I’ve seen today. RWNJs are such dopes.

384
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:46:20am

re: #383 Lidane

Can’t say “homicide.”
Too gay.

385
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:46:29am

re: #381 jaunte

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on CNN this morning, talking to Carol Costello. He could barely string a sentence together, as if he had some kind of cognitive problem. It was weird.
And he’s supposed to be some kind of conservative star.

Not for his speaking ability. More for his “Get Tough On Crime/Messicans/Birth Certificates” antics.

386
Lidane  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:46:53am

Haha:

387
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:47:00am

re: #385 Blind Frog Belly White

That 12 year old in Colorado was more well-spoken.

388
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:47:00am

re: #381 jaunte

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on CNN this morning, talking to Carol Costello. He could barely string a sentence together, as if he had some kind of cognitive problem. It was weird.
And he’s supposed to be some kind of conservative star.

Well Trump is a conservative star and he can’t string a sentence together.

389
FormerDirtDart  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:47:09am

Well, my Fall is ruined
Thanks Obama

390
lawhawk  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:49:22am

re: #389 FormerDirtDart

391
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:50:38am

Tangerine/Outhouse Rat Chai

392
freetoken  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:50:59am

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

I really don’t like these headlines about planets that declare “Habitable planet found in solar system next door”.

There is no reason to expect this planet to be human habitable.

Simply being about Earth sized and in a zone where water could occur does not make it “habitable”.

393
Interesting Times  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:51:43am
394
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:52:04am

re: #392 freetoken

I really don’t like these headlines about planets that declare “Habitable planet found in solar system next door”.

There is no reason to expect this planet to be human habitable.

Simply being about Earth sized and in a zone where water could occur does not make it “habitable”.

395
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:52:46am
396
makeitstop  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:53:21am

re: #367 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

RELEASE THE MOSQUITOES!!!

Nice, Trump walks away with the umbrella and leaves Bondi in the rain. Remember when Obama did that and it was the worst thing ever?

OTOH, she got her money and dropped that lawsuit. No real use for her right now…

397
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:53:25am
398
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:53:33am

re: #392 freetoken

I really don’t like these headlines about planets that declare “Habitable planet found in solar system next door”.

There is no reason to expect this planet to be human habitable.

Simply being about Earth sized and in a zone where water could occur does not make it “habitable”.

“HEY! Don’t open that! It’s an alien planet! Is there air? You don’t know!”

399
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:54:20am

re: #397 jaunte

[Embedded content]

400
Timothy Watson  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:54:56am

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

They are building a wall around their entire planet to protect it from the “illegal alien earthlings”

[Embedded content]

Those mind worms are a real pain in the ass.

(A reference to the videogame Alpha Centauri.)

401
Lidane  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:55:02am

re: #397 jaunte

I thought Benghazi was supposed to be bigger than Watergate. Then it was Hillary’s email server. Now this?

402
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:56:11am
403
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:56:33am

There is a big leap between “planet that can support life” and “planet that is habitable by humans”.

404
gwangung  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:57:15am

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

They are building a wall around their entire planet to protect it from the “illegal alien earthlings”

[Embedded content]

Wouldn’t it be easier to turn off the Zeta beams?

405
freetoken  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:57:17am

re: #403 Eclectic Cyborg

And just because a planet can have water doesn’t mean it can support life.

406
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:57:29am

re: #403 Eclectic Cyborg

There is a big leap between “planet that can support life” and “planet that is habitable by humans”.

Not to mention “a planet that humans can migrate to when this one is broiled to a crisp by climate change”

407
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:58:38am

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

Not to mention “a planet that humans can migrate to when this one is broiled to a crisp by climate change”

All we gotta do is invent hyperdrive.

Or ramships.

408
jaunte  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:58:57am

This makes no sense at all.

409
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 24, 2016 • 10:59:10am

re: #405 freetoken

And just because a planet can have water doesn’t mean it can support life.

True enough. But if you believe that before we destroy ourselves we will develop the technology to engage in interstellar travel, the fact that there is now a place to explore that is “only” 4.3 lightyears away is very exciting.

410
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:00:42am

re: #407 Blind Frog Belly White

All we gotta do is invent hyperdrive.

Or ramships.

Where was Mount Lookitthat? Tau Ceti?

411
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:00:57am

re: #408 jaunte

[Embedded content]

This makes no sense at all.

Is returning money something feminists are famous for?

412
Lidane  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:02:08am

re: #408 jaunte

[Embedded content]

This makes no sense at all.

And there will still be a room full of idiots nodding along and agreeing with Rudy.

413
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:02:16am

re: #409 Big Beautiful Door

True enough. But if you believe that before we destroy ourselves we will develop the technology to engage in interstellar travel, the fact that there is now a place to explore that is “only” 4.3 lightyears away is very exciting.

Unless somebody’s already there. Say, 9 feet tall, looking like black and orange tigers. In which case, we better be using fusion drives.

414
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:02:31am

re: #406 The Vicious Babushka

Not to mention “a planet that humans can migrate to when this one is broiled to a crisp by climate change”

We might find it needful to adapt our explorers slightly.

415
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:03:33am

re: #412 Lidane

And there will still be a room full of idiots nodding along and agreeing with Rudy.

Am I an awful person for thinking, “You see a room full of idiots, I see a missed opportunity to improve America!”

Yeah, I probably AM an awful person.

416
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:03:46am

re: #408 jaunte

[Embedded content]

This makes no sense at all.

pretty sure Rudy is comparing Hillary to a prostitute.

417
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:04:06am

re: #414 Decatur Deb

We might find it needful to adapt our explorers slightly.

[Embedded content]

Voldemort?

418
dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:04:45am

re: #397 jaunte

[Embedded content] Giuliani says Clinton Foundation will be “maybe bigger” than Watergate scandal

where all the money came from and where it went is documented
the 990 is public information
the independent auditor is pricewaterhousecoopers

cash cow, slush fund, money laundering, etc - all that is going to backfire. badly

worse when it becomes clear that the money went for the humanitarian purposes they say it went and did what they say it did

this is not speeches, emails, servers, book royalties, or “what were they thinking…”

419
Romantic Heretic  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:05:26am

re: #410 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yep.

420
dangerman  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:07:03am

re: #413 Blind Frog Belly White

Unless somebody’s already there. Say, 9 feet tall, looking like black and orange tigers. In which case, we better be using fusion drives.

i think robin williams once had a bit about us landing on mars and finding that martians were 8 feet tall, black and pissed

421
Decatur Deb  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:07:58am

re: #414 Decatur Deb

We might find it needful to adapt our explorers slightly.

[Embedded content]

Dunno. Just Googled for a likely emissary to a hell-planet.

422
Eventual Carrion  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:09:30am

re: #341 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, the mother of Ethan Crouch is Carrot Top?

[Embedded content]

When I saw the photo before reading the text I though, “Carrot top should lay off the plastic surgery”.

423
Barefoot Grin  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:24:22am

re: #411 Blind Frog Belly White

Is returning money something feminists are famous for?

When you pay for a fish but get a bicycle….

424
Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:27:04am

re: #379 lawhawk

I say we drop Milo from a Helicopter.

Without the parachute.

425
Ziggy_TARDIS  Aug 24, 2016 • 11:29:00am

re: #394 The Vicious Babushka

From space.com, nothing is an outright deal breaker.

It seems to be 30% larger than Earth, so there is a good possibility of a large magnetosphere.

426
Jebediah, RBG  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:02:31pm

re: #319 allegro

Did they have to be introduced to it, or did they first go after it on their own?

Showing off her nails.

They’d probably have something to say to these two, who are at Starbucks virtually every day but don’t drink a drop of coffee. (This pic is at our local starbucks.)

427
Eventual Carrion  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:05:20pm

re: #405 freetoken

And just because a planet can have water doesn’t mean it can support life.

Maybe not as we know life, but life of some sort. Or we could be totally wrong and some kind of “life” might be possible without water. We can be such biological bigots sometimes.

428
Jebediah, RBG  Aug 24, 2016 • 12:06:39pm

re: #331 Alyosha

Yup - and when folks here post pix of themselves, it turns out my mental image is rarely even close…

429
No Country For Old Haters  Aug 24, 2016 • 1:41:25pm

re: #407 Blind Frog Belly White

All we gotta do is invent hyperdrive.

Or ramships.

Stargates are the only imaginary tech that could offload humans faster than we produce new ones.


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