White Supremacist Who Coined Term “Alt-Right” Demands Apology From Hillary Clinton

Poor little racist’s feelings are hurt
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Notorious white supremacist Richard Spencer coined the term “alternative right” (now shortened to “alt-right” because alternative is a pretty large word for white supremacists to remember) in 2010; we wrote about it at the time.

Spencer is upset because Hillary Clinton correctly labeled him as a vile racist in her speech yesterday, and now he’s demanding that she apologize to “European Americans.” (This link goes to an archive of the page, so you don’t have to visit his creepy racist website.)

We can only hope he’s holding his breath waiting for that.

Hillary and her allies in “conservative” media will stop at nothing to portray peaceful European-American advocacy as a dark specter haunting America. In reality, she and her allies, especially so-called “conservatives,” are only giving comfort to the most radical and violent elements in our society.

We disavow any attempts by Clinton or any of her surrogates on the left, right, or center to tag the National Policy Institute or the work we do as violent extremism. We call on her and her allies to issue an apology to European-Americans everywhere and confront her own troubling links to extremism and the civil unrest she has stoked for months.

(h/t: Joe My God.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:00:23pm

heh…I said holding their breath downstairs.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:02:27pm

The derp. It’s strong with this one:

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:04:08pm

Eat a bag of yourself, Dick.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:04:25pm

Love the switch: “She accused us of violent extremism.” She just accused you of being racist.

As for European-American, I’d tell you to go back there if you love it so much, but they wouldn’t have you.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:06:27pm

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:07:11pm

I love the juxtaposition of these two threads: Trump Denies Existence of “Alt-right”; White Supremacist who coined term “alt-right” demands apology from Hillary Clinton!

I clicked earlier on SMOTI’s twitter and saw a link to a video of HRC’s speech yesterday with all kinds of “she’s paranoid” comments written over the video. I didn’t confirm, but I have no doubt that the comments underneath the youtube video pretty much represented everything HRC said.

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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:07:53pm

Well, by now he’s as blue as a link on this board…

Richard Spencer, professional oxygen thief! Let’s give him hand (grenade, pin pulled) Ladies and Gentlemen!

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Lidane  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:07:53pm

Spencer and the rest of the alt-right fuckwits can go choke on a bag of dicks. Hillary doesn’t owe them anything but exposing their bigotry to the world.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:08:37pm

Trump Campaign Hires Five Year Old Public Relations Director

diminutive pro hopes to bring new sense of professionalism and maturity to poo poo flinging

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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:11:33pm

re: #2 lawhawk

The derp. It’s strong with this one:

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Ah yes, I fondly remember my fraternity days at Tulane, waterboarding the pledges at the Beta house…

Good times…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:11:50pm

#tcot has received their marching orders and they’re sticking to it!

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Kragar  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:12:34pm

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:14:36pm

re: #2 lawhawk

The derp. It’s strong with this one:

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People have been picked up by police and put under psychiatric observation for talking like that.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:15:04pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

That’s been my timeline all day. People claiming Byrd = KKK = Clinton.

All while ignoring all the white supremacists and KKK actually flocking to Trump.

IMAX level projection.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:15:22pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

#tcot has received their marching orders and they’re sticking to it!

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The fact that Trumps makes racist statements, hires racists, and repeats and retweets racists has nothing to do with it. //

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:15:49pm

Trump Immigration Policy Will Demonstrate Softening, Then Hardening, Some More Softening Because Donald Is Definitely Not A Racist, But Finally Will Be Very Hard Because Our Wonderful Undocumented Hispanic Americans Who I Love Very Much Are Unfortunately A Bunch Of Criminals And Drug Addicts Who Need To Be Booted Out Unmercifully I Hope That’s Clear

also i will save black people from living in mud huts and spending all their food stamps on crack

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b.d.  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:16:41pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

#tcot has received their marching orders and they’re sticking to it!

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Hmmmm, West Virginia elected Robert Byrd but Trump will probably do better in that state than any other? What does that tell us?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:17:16pm

re: #16 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Trump Immigration Policy Will Demonstrate Softening, Then Hardening, Some More Softening Because Donald Is Definitely Not A Racist, But Finally Will Be Very Hard Because Our Wonderful Undocumented Hispanic Americans Who I Love Very Much Are Unfortunately A Bunch Of Criminals And Drug Addicts Who Need To Be Booted Out Unmercifully I Hope That’s Clear

also i will save black people from living in mud huts and spending all their food stamps on crack

And I will make it safe for them to walk the streets without being shot by giving cops unfettered discretion to shoot them at will./

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:17:40pm

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:18:39pm

re: #17 b.d.

Hmmmm, West Virginia elected Robert Byrd but Trump will probably do better in that state than any other? What does that tell us?

That W.V.’s oppressed African-Americans are going to rise up and vote for Trump en masse!/

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:19:09pm

re: #14 lawhawk

That’s been my timeline all day. People claiming Byrd = KKK = Clinton.

All while ignoring all the white supremacists and KKK actually flocking to Trump.

IMAX level projection.

Yes, projection, but to some extent you can’t blame Trump because bad people support him. If a mass murderer publicly supports Candidate A, that doesn’t mean Candidate A supports mass murder.
Yes, it is problematic that Trump’s positions appeal to these folks, but if we want to point out Trump’s failings, it needs to be that he retweets racists and misogynists and chose Bannon for his campaign manager.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:20:16pm

Part of me wishes Byrd was still alive so he could slap these assholes down.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:21:25pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Dinesh D’Souza was pounding that line too. Claimed the renouncing wasn’t honest/truthful/sincere, and then claimed it was actually current (Byrd died in 2010).

Meanwhile, Trump’s busy tweeting out white supremacists all throughout his campaign - including whitegenocidetm, and that’s somehow not indicative of his true intentions.

D’Souza dissembled on that too - claiming no one reads the names or backgrounds of the people they tweet. That right there explains how/why he was arrested and ultimately entered a plea deal over a felony campaign finance charge (guilty on one count). Reading comprehension simply isn’t his thing.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:21:26pm

re: #21 calochortus

Yes, projection, but to some extent you can’t blame Trump because bad people support him. If a mass murderer publicly supports Candidate A, that doesn’t mean Candidate A supports mass murder.
Yes, it is problematic that Trump’s positions appeal to these folks, but if we want to point out Trump’s failings, it needs to be that he retweets racists and misogynists and chose Bannon for his campaign manager.

You mean all of Clinton’s speech yesterday?

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:22:33pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

And then play a reel or two ;-)

Sen. Robert Byrd-Playing & Singing

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:22:40pm

re: #23 lawhawk

Dinesh D’Souza was pounding that line too. Claimed the renouncing wasn’t honest/truthful/sincere, and then claimed it was actually current (Byrd died in 2010).

Meanwhile, Trump’s busy tweeting out white supremacists all throughout his campaign - including whitegenocidetm, and that’s somehow not indicative of his true intentions.

D’Souza dissembled on that too - claiming no one reads the names or backgrounds of the people they tweet. That right there explains how/why he was arrested and ultimately entered a plea deal over a felony campaign finance charge (guilty on one count). Reading comprehension simply isn’t his thing.

Did Trump not read the content of the tweets he was retweeting?

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:23:12pm

re: #24 Belafon

You mean all of Clinton’s speech yesterday?

Pretty much.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:23:28pm

re: #21 calochortus

It’s not just the supporters flocking to Trump of course, but Trump goes out of his way to surround himself with the bigot brigade - whether it’s Bannon, or actively seeking out white supremacists to tweet on twitter.

You have to go out of your way to find those folks - especially when they’ve got so few followers, so that means you’ve got to go digging to find them. And if this wasn’t on purpose, then Trump would delete the tweets. He doesn’t.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:24:33pm

re: #26 Belafon

Did Trump not read the content of the tweets he was retweeting?

Reading is for Little People.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:24:53pm

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This is desperation.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:25:00pm

re: #26 Belafon

Did Trump not read the content of the tweets he was retweeting?

Trump doesn’t just retweet in the common way (using the retweet button). He quote tweets by actually copying the text into his own tweets.

That’s a whole lot more effort than just hitting a button. It takes time and effort. You get to read the name whitegenocidetm multiple times that way. He doesn’t think that important.

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whitebeach  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:26:29pm

re: #21 calochortus

Yes, projection, but to some extent you can’t blame Trump because bad people support him. If a mass murderer publicly supports Candidate A, that doesn’t mean Candidate A supports mass murder.

While that’s logical in formal terms, it fails in political terms because Candidate A always has the option of renouncing the mass murderer and repudiating his support. Trump has never even hinted at renouncing David Duke or the alt-right racists.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:27:29pm

re: #28 lawhawk

It’s not just the supporters flocking to Trump of course, but Trump goes out of his way to surround himself with the bigot brigade - whether it’s Bannon, or actively seeking out white supremacists to tweet on twitter.

You have to go out of your way to find those folks - especially when they’ve got so few followers, so that means you’ve got to go digging to find them. And if this wasn’t on purpose, then Trump would delete the tweets. He doesn’t.

Precisely. I’ve just seen a lot of people saying Trump is bad because of his supporters, which opens up the response of “But a KKK Grand Dragon endorsed Hillary!” (Dubious legitimacy, but out there.)

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:28:42pm

re: #33 calochortus

Precisely. I’ve just seen a lot of people saying Trump is bad because of his supporters, which opens up the response of “But a KKK Grand Dragon endorsed Hillary!” (Dubious legitimacy, but out there.)

Trump’s bad because he’s run a racist campaign from day one, which is why racists support him.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:28:50pm

re: #33 calochortus

Precisely. I’ve just seen a lot of people saying Trump is bad because of his supporters, which opens up the response of “But a KKK Grand Dragon endorsed Hillary!” (Dubious legitimacy, but out there.)

I haven’t seen people say that, not here or the other blogs I read. What I have seen is people saying Trump is bad because of the people he’s surrounded himself with, which is a totally legitimate criticism.

Edit: Now yes, he’s attracting KKK members and white supremacists, but this is a result of his actions and speech, not a cause. The cause is Trump, the effect is attracting white supremacists.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:30:12pm

re: #32 whitebeach

While that’s logical in formal terms, it fails in political terms because Candidate A always has the option of renouncing the mass murderer and repudiating his support. Trump has never even hinted at renouncing David Duke or the alt-right racists.

But, it leaves the opening for “But Trump has said he’s not a racist! He wants to help minorities.” I just think the “who supports him” argument is weaker, when we can point out his retweeting of racists and hiring Bannon.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:32:17pm

re: #35 Belafon

I haven’t seen people say that, not here or the other blogs I read. What I have seen is people saying Trump is bad because of the people he’s surrounded himself with, which is a totally legitimate criticism.

Edit: Now yes, he’s attracting KKK members and white supremacists, but this is a result of his actions and speech, not a cause. The cause is Trump, the effect is attracting white supremacists.

I have seen the KKK argument elsewhere-in fact I just responded to it.

I agree with pretty much everything being said here-just saying that one can get drawn into the weeds pretty fast with the supporters argument rather than the Trump’s own choices argument.

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Kragar  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:32:21pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:33:33pm

re: #37 calochortus

A good rebuttal would be to ask why Trump is attracting these people. Let them say because Clinton’s got the minority votes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:33:41pm

re: #32 whitebeach

While that’s logical in formal terms, it fails in political terms because Candidate A always has the option of renouncing the mass murderer and repudiating his support. Trump has never even hinted at renouncing David Duke or the alt-right racists.

The best donald could come up with is he didn’t know who David Duke was and he doesn’t know the meaning of alt-right.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:34:09pm

re: #38 Kragar

Once upon a time, Kim Davis was a lifelong Democrat.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:35:04pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:36:02pm

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:37:19pm
Notorious white supremacist Richard Spencer coined the term “alternative right” (now shortened to “alt-right” because alternative is a pretty large word for white supremacists to remember) in 2010; we wrote about it at the time.

Spencer has only gotten worse since then. This place has gotten a lot better.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:37:57pm

LOLOLOLOL!!!

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TedStriker  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:38:16pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is desperation.

re: #38 Kragar

The Trumpettes are so desperate after so many Republicans (some of them very high-profile) have publicly stated that they were either voting for Hillary and/or leaving the GOP altogether, they gotta make shit up about “Democrats” flowing towards Trump (many of which never really ID’ed as Democrats before, I’ll wager).

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:38:29pm

Meet the ‘Trumpocrats’: Lifelong Democrats Breaking w/ Party Over Hillary to Support Donald Trump for President

like the concern trolls who say “i am a lifetime democrat voter but i am concerned that hillary clinton’s use of illegal private email servers will get in the way of our instituting politically correct socialist policies throughout american society”

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:39:06pm

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:39:36pm

re: #47 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

“Privatize everything but e-mail servers.”

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Ming5000  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:40:34pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jim Bakker is still alive?

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lizardofid  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:41:02pm

re: #47 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Meet the ‘Trumpocrats’: Lifelong Democrats Breaking w/ Party Over Hillary to Support Donald Trump for President

like the concern trolls who say “i am a lifetime democrat voter but i am concerned that hillary clinton’s use of illegal private email servers will get in the way of our instituting politically correct socialist policies throughout american society”

Trumpocrats sound a lot like what might have once been called a Dixiecrat.

; )

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:41:18pm

The funny thing is that every single article on Brietbart can now just be laughed at because Trump hired Bannon. Not that every single article couldn’t be laughed at before this. But now it’s all out in the open for many people to see who previously had no idea what sort of cesspool Brietbart is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:42:14pm

re: #50 Ming5000

Jim Bakker is still alive?

weird, isn’t it?

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:42:55pm

re: #50 Ming5000

Jim Bakker is still alive?

Temporarily.

/true for all of us.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:43:00pm

re: #51 lizardofid

Trumpocrats sound a lot like what might have once been called a Dixiecrat.

; )

Or trumpet players who hold their pinky up.

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Kragar  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:43:57pm

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:44:10pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is desperation.

Trust me, you don’t want to see their flop sweat. //

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:44:31pm

From the statement this page is about, last line:

We call on her and her allies to issue an apology to European-Americans everywhere and confront her own troubling links to extremism and the civil unrest she has stoked for months.

Gee. I wonder what he means by “troubling links to extremism and the civil unrest she has stoked for months.”

You don’t think that has anything to do with RACISM do you?

No, of course not. What was I thinking? Nevermind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:45:40pm

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:47:11pm

Hoft retweeted this:

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:47:51pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOL!!!

Televangelist Jim Bakker says people are trying to kill him because he preaches the Bible rightwingwatch.org

Well, FEMA camp wouldn’t do any good: He’s already been to prison once and didn’t learn his lesson.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:48:00pm

re: #21 calochortus

Yes, projection, but to some extent you can’t blame Trump because bad people support him. If a mass murderer publicly supports Candidate A, that doesn’t mean Candidate A supports mass murder.

But if that candidate says things like, “I’m not in favor of mass murder, but many people say it can really solve some problems,” it becomes very relevant that mass murderers are flocking to support that candidate.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:48:10pm

re: #48 wrenchwench

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Unless you count the time Bill lost his gubernatorial re-election bid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:49:45pm

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Thanos  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:50:05pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

But if that candidate says things like, “I’m not in favor of mass murder, but many people say it can really solve some problems,” it becomes very relevant that mass murderers are flocking to support that candidate.

I’m remembering when he called out his “2nd amendment people”

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:50:10pm

re: #63 Big Beautiful Door

Unless you count the time Bill lost his gubernatorial re-election bid.

Bill? Bill who?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:50:36pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:50:49pm

re: #33 calochortus

Precisely. I’ve just seen a lot of people saying Trump is bad because of his supporters, which opens up the response of “But a KKK Grand Dragon endorsed Hillary!” (Dubious legitimacy, but out there.)

Right wingers don’t need to have that response “opened up,” though. They’ll use it in any and every case. You give them way too much credit for logical behavior. This isn’t based on logic - it’s a childish response to what they see as being attacked, but which is actually valid criticism.

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petesh  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:51:13pm

re: #16 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

Trump Immigration Policy Will Demonstrate Softening, Then Hardening, Some More Softening Because Donald Is Definitely Not A Racist, But Finally Will Be Very Hard Because Our Wonderful Undocumented Hispanic Americans Who I Love Very Much Are Unfortunately A Bunch Of Criminals And Drug Addicts Who Need To Be Booted Out Unmercifully I Hope That’s Clear

Maybe Trump should switch from Viagra to Cialis (or vice versa)? That second softening is rather worrying.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:51:48pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:52:26pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Right wingers don’t need to have that response “opened up,” though. They’ll use it in any and every case. You give them way too much credit for logical behavior. This isn’t based on logic - it’s a childish response to what they see as being attacked, but which is actually valid criticism.

It’s like those who say Hillary shouldn’t stoop to his level…when all she does is QUOTE HIM.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:53:24pm

re: #15 Belafon

The fact that Trumps makes racist statements, hires racists, and repeats and retweets racists has nothing to do with it. //

Stupid media does not help with their Magical Balance Fairying all over the place.

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:54:02pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOL!!!

That boy is nine yarmulkes short of a minyan, if you catch my drift.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:55:22pm


Angela Nagle at The Baffler:

Nerds Amok. The New Man of 4chan

“…can a retreat from the traditional authority of the nuclear family into an extended adolescence of videogames, porn, and pranks really be described as patriarchal?”

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William Lewis  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:55:39pm

re: #51 lizardofid

Trumpocrats sound a lot like what might have once been called a Dixiecrat.

; )

I prefer to call them Trumphadi. Gets them all riled up :D

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:56:01pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Right wingers don’t need to have that response “opened up,” though. They’ll use it in any and every case. You give them way too much credit for logical behavior. This isn’t based on logic - it’s a childish response to what they see as being attacked, but which is actually valid criticism.

That and the Democratic Party’s support for slavery and secession. To me, it’s quite literally an indication of low intelligence that they think these ludicrous half truth “zingers” are zingers at all.

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:56:11pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s a drop in the bucket. And the NEC needs the Gateway Plan to get approved and construction underway. The stations don’t add capacity, but new Hudson River tunnels, new Portal Bridge, new Baltimore tunnel and replacement bridges in CT do (and improve reliability). Same with upgraded power systems and signals - that limit both train speed and number of trains in a given segment.

Addendum:
That video actually shows the Portal Bridge still working in their panorama shot of the NYC skyline. That’s not a good sign to say the least since that’s one of the failure points on the NEC and it regularly costs commuters dearly when it malfunctions.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:56:12pm

If Hillary wins the popular vote, that will be the sixth time in seven elections that the Democratic nominee for President has won the popular vote, something which hasn’t happened since 1820. Now if only Democrats would show up to vote in the midterms, we would really have something going.

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:56:59pm

Here’s an entry for the “Wingnuts that didn’t bark” files. As far as I can tell, the merry band of RWNJs over at RedState has had absolutely nothing to say about Clinton’s speech tying Trump to the alt-Right (i.e., Klukkers rebranded).

Given RedState’s track record of commenting negatively on every single thing Clinton has said or done to the maximum extent possible, this has to be construed as complete agreement with Clinton’s speech. This is especially true in view of the neverTrump sentiment prevailing there.

It’s adorable how these RWNJs simply can’t bring themselves to agree with Hillary Clinton, even when she speaks what they regard as truth.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:57:44pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Right wingers don’t need to have that response “opened up,” though. They’ll use it in any and every case. You give them way too much credit for logical behavior. This isn’t based on logic - it’s a childish response to what they see as being attacked, but which is actually valid criticism.

I do post on a couple political threads in otherwise non-political groups and I assume I am speaking to the Great Middle, not those who are dyed in the wool conservatives and Trump supporters. My intent is to woo the undecideds and less engaged and to make them step back and think about it. I’ve had decent results (as far as I can tell) by sticking to the most basic facts about what the candidates themselves have said and done, and leaving their supporters and whatnot out of it.

Different tactics may work better for other groups, and as always, YMMV.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:57:56pm

re: #6 Barefoot Grin

I love the juxtaposition of these two threads: Trump Denies Existence of “Alt-right”; White Supremacist who coined term “alt-right” demands apology from Hillary Clinton!

I clicked earlier on SMOTI’s twitter and saw a link to a video of HRC’s speech yesterday with all kinds of “she’s paranoid” comments written over the video. I didn’t confirm, but I have no doubt that the comments underneath the youtube video pretty much represented everything HRC said.

jumping in late and i dont have to read the rest

this is the winner

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:58:03pm

re: #77 lawhawk

That’s a drop in the bucket. And the NEC needs the Gateway Plan to get approved and construction underway. The stations don’t add capacity, but new Hudson River tunnels, new Portal Bridge, new Baltimore tunnel and replacement bridges in CT do (and improve reliability). Same with upgraded power systems and signals - that limit both train speed and number of trains in a given segment.

Joe Biden is happy right now…please, don’t rain on his train.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:58:22pm

I understand wanting to avoid unjustified guilt by association criticism. Guilt by association can be wrongly used. But it’s not always a fallacy to draw inferences about a politician like Donald Trump based on who supports him. There’s a reason white supremacists and racists are drawn to his campaign; it’s because he is deliberately courting them, in many ways.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:58:29pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

They have the same problem that all the other Republican candidates had. The Southern Strategy was a long term suicide pact for an American political party, and they can find no way out.

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bratwurst  Aug 26, 2016 • 12:58:35pm

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:22pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:24pm

re: #37 calochortus

I have seen the KKK argument elsewhere-in fact I just responded to it.

I agree with pretty much everything being said here-just saying that one can get drawn into the weeds pretty fast with the supporters argument rather than the Trump’s own choices argument.

you cant control who supports endorses or donates to you

you control who you stand next to
or who you retweet or otherwise cite

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:35pm

re: #84 jaunte

They have the same problem that all the other Republican candidates had. The Southern Strategy was a long term suicide pact for an American political party, and they can find no way out.

They are trapped by their own success, because lets face it, other than Presidential elections the GOP has been kicking butt.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:46pm

re: #50 Ming5000

Jim Bakker is still alive?

Hell is closed for renovations.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:49pm

re: #74 jaunte

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Angela Nagle at The Baffler:

Nerds Amok. The New Man of 4chan

Love that illustration.

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Teukka  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:00:53pm
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Jay C  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:01:05pm

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I notice this announcement skips around a major point: apparently this sounds like a direct DOT deal; Congress ( for which rail riders should be bigly grateful) seems not to be involved.
Which of course, is the only way a lot of stuff can get done in this country ( not just rail)…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:01:40pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

I understand wanting to avoid unjustified guilt by association criticism. Guilt by association can be wrongly used. But it’s not always a fallacy to draw inferences about a politician like Donald Trump based on who supports him. There’s a reason white supremacists and racists are drawn to his campaign; it’s because he is deliberately courting them, in many ways.

When he retweets them, applauds and encourages their reactions at his rallies, and HIRES THEM for his campaign, we are no longer talking about mere “guilt by association”.

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:01:49pm

re: #74 jaunte

I protest that slander on nerds.

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Thanos  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:02:12pm

It’s guilt by association, guilt through long standing patterns of behavior, guilt through speech and actions, and guilt by actual affiliation (look at the people his campaign has hired.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:02:15pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

When he retweets them, applauds and encourages their reactions at his rallies, and HIRES THEM for his campaign, we are no longer talking about mere “guilt by association”.

oh, and gladly uses them as surrogates!

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:02:17pm

re: #94 De Kolta Chair

Not all nerds!

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Kragar  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:02:20pm

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:03:53pm

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Hannity. Defending Alex Jones.

Clinton wasn’t attacking Jones for his use of free speech. She was identifying him as someone who specifically engages in conspiracy theories that Trump has latched on to and is spreading throughout his supporters/fan base.

Hannity is excusing Jones’ behavior and fact-free nonsense.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:03:56pm

re: #92 Jay C

I notice this announcement skips around a major point: apparently this sounds like a direct DOT deal; Congress ( for which rail riders should be bigly grateful) seems not to be involved.
Which of course, is the only way a lot of stuff can get done in this country ( not just rail)…

Barring a massive GOP meltdown, the GOP will retain control of the House, which means a near absolute commitment to obstruct Clinton on everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:05:03pm

re: #98 Kragar

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“Who ever heard of an alt-right movement before this week?”

Sean needs to get out more.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:05:12pm

re: #99 lawhawk

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Hannity. Defending Alex Jones.

Clinton wasn’t attacking Jones for his use of free speech. She was identifying him as someone who specifically engages in conspiracy theories that Trump has latched on to and is spreading throughout his supporters/fan base.

Hannity is excusing Jones’ behavior and fact-free nonsense.

Because Hannity does the same thing, he just doesn’t take it quite as far as Jones does.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:05:33pm

Alt right eruption.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:05:37pm

re: #99 lawhawk

really sean?

not you or or buddies, or staffs or no one knew what alt-right was until hillary brought it up

you never heard of it before?

yeah - go with that

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:05:58pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth


“Who ever heard of an alt-right movement before this week?”

Sean needs to get out more.

FTFY.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:06:59pm

re: #87 dangerman

you cant control who supports endorses or donates to you

you control who you stand next to
or who you retweet or otherwise cite

Speaking of standing next to people, there was apparently a young man with some sort of disability (possibly on the spectrum?) standing behind Trump at a rally a couple days ago. Freepers were having a discussion of whether or not this was appropriate. Because he was evidently doing something slightly distracting, the majority came down on the ‘he shouldn’t be there’ side. It was interesting to watch the discussion change from ‘someone like that shouldn’t be there,’ to ‘someone like that shouldn’t be there because he might be uncomfortable and it’s for his own good’ as a few people posted that he shouldn’t be hidden away because of a disability.
Now I didn’t see the footage myself, but I thought it was an interesting study in rationalization.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:07:30pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

When he retweets them, applauds and encourages their reactions at his rallies, and HIRES THEM for his campaign, we are no longer talking about mere “guilt by association”.

And that’s what I think should be focused on. There’s plenty there to work with.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:07:47pm

re: #100 Big Beautiful Door

Barring a massive GOP meltdown, the GOP will retain control of the House, which means a near absolute commitment to obstruct Clinton on everything.

i believe, with no proof she will package it differently than obama did and hang the house out to dry. she will make perfectly clear what she’s trying to do, who shes doing it for, and whos standing in the way.

she has the benefit of obama’s experiences. she’s been planning for this

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Thanos  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:08:15pm

re: #91 Teukka

Hilarious!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:09:11pm

oh, this poor dog!

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One of my dogs back in the 1970s got just ONE bee sting on his face that turned into a life-threatening emergency. I can’t imagine a little puppy getting 400+ stings and surviving.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:09:28pm

re: #108 dangerman

i believe, with no proof she will package it differently than obama did and hang the house out to dry. she will make perfectly clear what she’s trying to do, who shes doing it for, and whos standing in the way.

she has the benefit of obama’s experiences. she’s been planning for this

Nevertheless, the House will have only one legislative priority, and that will be to investigate Clinton and her Administration.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:11:27pm

re: #2 lawhawk

Perhaps Donald Trump Jr. thinks that he was water boarded at a frat since he believes this behavior is so prevalent across American frats. (Maybe they just really did not like him so they held him down and threw water at him.)

Perhaps he needs a real session with some professionals so he can assure his dad that water boarding is actually a big deal. Just a little research before he spouts such stupid BS…

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:11:29pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, this poor dog!

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One of my dogs back in the 1970s got just ONE bee sting on his face that turned into a life-threatening emergency. I can’t imagine a little puppy getting 400+ stings and surviving.

I bet they were Africanized bees. As climate change makes the US hotter, they are going to spread north and this sort of thing will become more common.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:12:42pm

re: #111 Big Beautiful Door

Nevertheless, the House will have only one legislative priority, and that will be to investigate Clinton and her Administration.

no doubt

paul, i got this jobs bill here - you wanna do benghazi xxiii? ok

paul here’s an infrastructure bill. what? discuss the emails, the foundation. sure.

just give me a minute to take this phone call from the american people who wont be getting those jobs or roads. or do you wanna take it?

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:13:03pm

re: #108 dangerman

i believe, with no proof she will package it differently than obama did and hang the house out to dry. she will make perfectly clear what she’s trying to do, who shes doing it for, and whos standing in the way.

she has the benefit of obama’s experiences. she’s been planning for this

I kind of thing, on day one, she’ll be in no-fucks-to-give mode. If Republicans aren’t going to govern, I think she will make sure everyone knows.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:13:06pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh…I said holding their breath downstairs.
littlegreenfootballs.com

LOL, inorite? It’s like, “You want an apology? Okay, hang on—just hold your breath for a bit and I’ll be right back, mkay?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:13:47pm

re: #113 Big Beautiful Door

I bet they were Africanized bees. As climate change makes the US hotter, they are going to spread north and this sort of thing will become more common.

They probably were. The owner and another dog also suffered multiple stings. A normal honeybee swarm will not sting.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:14:48pm

re: #115 Belafon

I kind of thing, on day one, she’ll be in no-fucks-to-give mode. If Republicans aren’t going to govern, I think she will make sure everyone knows.

yes this exactly.

last year she didnt know she was going to run against trump. so they had to have strategy sessions on what they’d do with the r’s running both houses.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:15:25pm

re: #99 lawhawk

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Hannity. Defending Alex Jones.

Clinton wasn’t attacking Jones for his use of free speech. She was identifying him as someone who specifically engages in conspiracy theories that Trump has latched on to and is spreading throughout his supporters/fan base.

Hannity is excusing Jones’ behavior and fact-free nonsense.

*snerk* They’re coming completely unglued.

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:15:44pm

re: #115 Belafon

I kind of thing, on day one, she’ll be in no-fucks-to-give mode. If Republicans aren’t going to govern, I think she will make sure everyone knows.

or shorter: obama iii / no quarter

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:15:53pm

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:16:09pm

Instagram

Found in the LIFE archives: an unpublished story about a cat named Nipper who loved to eat corn-on-the-cob - from 1951. (Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #wildLIFEwednesday #1950s #catsofinstagram

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:16:26pm

re: #119 CuriousLurker

*snerk* They’re coming completely unglued.

they dont even understand the argument / accusation

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Dr. Matt  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:18:52pm

Tomato bacon jam! Hat trick!

Instagram

The Akaushi beef patty melt with tomato bacon jam, AKA the Hansburger, is going on the regular menu at @swisspastryshopfw y’all.
I had it today and also left with a FULL Black Forest Cake. Yea I won Friday in Fort Worth!

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:19:02pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

He uses a lot of polls, and refuses to dump outliers for methodological reasons. (The ‘polls-plus’ mode also gets historical input from the calendar as the campaign shortens.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:20:26pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

re: #125 Decatur Deb

Maybe because of this:

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:21:04pm

*facepalm*

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gwangung  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:22:31pm

re: #125 Decatur Deb

He uses a lot of polls, and refuses to dump outliers for methodological reasons. (The ‘polls-plus’ mode also gets historical input from the calendar as the campaign shortens.)

On the other hand, Sam Wang’s meta-margin has been creeping upwards, so….

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:22:39pm

re: #127 lawhawk

*facepalm*

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how many 47% moments has trump had?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:23:30pm

re: #128 gwangung

On the other hand, Sam Wang’s meta-margin has been creeping upwards, so….

Don’t know that one. Link?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:24:40pm

re: #115 Belafon

I kind of thing, on day one, she’ll be in no-fucks-to-give mode. If Republicans aren’t going to govern, I think she will make sure everyone knows.

Won’t matter if Democrats don’t come out and vote in the midterms.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:24:51pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

He’s killing me with this shit—it’s headed straight to dead even on election day. I’ll be a gibbering nutcase by then.

Plus this morning I tried to go there and it crashed Firefox three times. I finally tried Safari and got through.

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gwangung  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:25:14pm

re: #130 Decatur Deb

Don’t know that one. Link?

election.princeton.edu

Use both Sam Wang and Nate. More info….

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:25:18pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

The UPI/CVOTER tracking poll has Trump gaining. It has no margin of error because it’s an online poll where participants self select. She’s also dropped in the Ipsos poll about 4 points in the last few days. State polls aren’t reflecting these national poll changes though so the 538 movement hasn’t been as dramatic as it otherwise might be, also there are other polls showing Clinton as strong as ever, PRRI, Quinnipiac, and oddly enough Rasmussen. I wouldn’t be worried, she’s going to hollow Trump out at the debates and turn his empty husk into one of her horcruxes.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:25:57pm

re: #115 Belafon

I kind of thing, on day one, she’ll be in no-fucks-to-give mode. If Republicans aren’t going to govern, I think she will make sure everyone knows.

I think that the important point to make (and I think Pres. Clinton 45 will) is that it is the Republican House that will be the problem. I’m guessing that Speaker Ryan ( assuming he won’t be dumped in the 115th) will find himself seriously jammed up - with a probably greatly-reduced majority, a solid and disciplined Democratic oppo, and a probably even nuttier “Freedom Caucus”. Getting nothing done while wasting time and money on grandstanding “investigations” may look good for the right-wing base, but sooner or later it’s going to backfire on them. And yeah, unlike her predecessor, I don’t think Madame President is going to take office with any illusions about “working” with the GOP…

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:26:12pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

Don’t worry about it; the changes are pretty miniscule.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:26:52pm

BBL

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:27:43pm

re: #87 dangerman

Trump could also tell these racist assholes to fuck of. He hasn’t and he won’t because he’s one of them.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:28:42pm

re: #133 gwangung

Thnx.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:29:40pm

re: #50 Ming5000

Jim Bakker is still alive?

Aw dang, I guess HRC’s Deadly Democrats Assassination Squad missed one.
BRB, I gotta go…. do something… some totally innocent thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:30:36pm

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Jenner7  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:31:17pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:31:43pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, the size of that umbrella…

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b.d.  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:33:06pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, the size of that umbrella…

it still doesn’t cover his ego

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Timothy Watson  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:34:40pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What’s the context on that picture? Looks like a baseball game.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:35:08pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #144 b.d.

Looks like a golf umbrella; I have a Nike golf umbrella that’s the same size - it’s a dual-canopy umbrella, and the wind here can get fierce and shred a regular umbrella.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:36:15pm

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b.d.  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:36:20pm

re: #145 Timothy Watson

What’s the context on that picture? Looks like a baseball game.

the poor bastards that are sitting behind him

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:36:39pm

The really crappy thing about this election is watching people you otherwise thought were sane and semi-reasonable descend into idiocy.

And I’m not talking about just Trump fans either.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:38:00pm

re: #149 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The really crappy thing about this election is watching people you otherwise thought were sane and semi-reasonable descend into idiocy.

And I’m not talking about just Trump fans either.

The Clinton haters on the Left are also pretty idiotic.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:38:04pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

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I’ve seen Bannon’s face on a lot of dead Irish drunks in Pittsburgh funeral homes.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:39:02pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

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The Sarasota County supervisor of elections advises new registrants that they must use the address of their legal residence, and notes prominently that applying with untrue information can result in a felony charge punishable by five years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000.

Lock ‘im up!!!!!

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:39:22pm

Too bad recipient is Tony Perkins.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:39:36pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

I’ve seen Bannon’s face on a lot of dead Irish drunks in Pittsburgh funeral homes.

All the pictures I have seen of that man say 1 thing. Chronic functional alcoholic.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:39:59pm

re: #149 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The really crappy thing about this election is watching people you otherwise thought were sane and semi-reasonable descend into idiocy.

And I’m not talking about just Trump fans either.

That is the good thing about this election.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:40:04pm

Both sides, right?

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:40:24pm

re: #147 goddamnedfrank

Bannon, his ex-wife Diane Clohesy and the Trump campaign have not disputed that Bannon did not live in the Miami houses with Clohesy when given eight separate opportunities to do so before and after publication.

Badolato states on his website that he is an “entrepreneur, senior level executive, venture capitalist and seed stage investor” and claims to have founded companies that reached a total of $26bn in market capitalization. According to federal court records, he has filed for bankruptcy four times since 2008.

He is also an “editorial journalist and blog contributor” at Breitbart News and formerly worked as an associate producer on some of Bannon’s films such as The Undefeated, a documentary about the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

What’s that smell….

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Timothy Watson  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:40:43pm

re: #148 b.d.

the poor bastards that are sitting behind him

I was thinking the same thing but was biting my tongue because I was wondering if it was during a rain delay or something.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:41:06pm

re: #152 wrenchwench

Lock ‘im up!!!!!

I demand a grand jury be impaneled immediately.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:41:33pm

re: #145 Timothy Watson

What’s the context on that picture? Looks like a baseball game.

No idea. MTV doesn’t give a credit for it, that I could find.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:41:37pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Both sides, right?

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We have two of those….at least.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:42:31pm

re: #159 Timothy Watson

I demand a grand jury be impaneled immediately.

The GRANDEST!

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:42:35pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Both sides, right?

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Gonna have to get Darth’s side, but that’s really close to “racist because she points out the other person is racist” territory.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:42:40pm

re: #161 wrenchwench

We have two of those….at least.

Doing the right thing now for my blood pressure.

There, much better.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:43:02pm

re: #154 Dave In Austin

All the pictures I have seen of that man say 1 thing. Chronic functional alcoholic.

oh yes…all of those broken veins on his nose and face.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:44:42pm

re: #163 Belafon

Gonna have to get Darth’s side, but that’s really close to “racist because she points out the other person is racist” territory.

At best, it’s ‘stick to the issues, racism is boring.’

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:45:17pm

re: #154 Dave In Austin

All the pictures I have seen of that man say 1 thing. Chronic functional alcoholic.

So, like Bizarro Nate Ford?

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whitebeach  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:45:45pm

re: #154 Dave In Austin

All the pictures I have seen of that man say 1 thing. Chronic functional alcoholic.

Funny, all the pictures I’ve seen of me say the same. But there are many worse things to be, for example all the other things that Steve Bannon is.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:46:08pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Both sides, right?

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I see the Darthstar Hot Take Bakery is OPEN for business.

Get ‘em while they’re fresh, folks.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:46:21pm

re: #122 Charles Johnson

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No wonder Life went belly-up, they didn’t get into the cute cat picture market soon enough.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:47:06pm

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:49:20pm

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Ubiq  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:49:52pm

re: #121 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why is nate’s hillary winning percentage keep creeping down slowly the past few days? i don’t see any evidence from the polls to suggest it should be…

National polls have been tightening, but state polls have not. She’s still way ahead, but not by as much. A couple polls have shown more significant tightening - notably Florida and Iowa, IIRC. Nothing to be concerned about yet.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:51:14pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

At best, it’s ‘stick to the issues, racism is boring.’

And almost inevitably, it seems to come from people who are not directly affected by racism.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:51:44pm
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TedStriker  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:52:59pm

re: #142 Jenner7

UPDATE: La. church got @realdonaldtrump’s $100K personal check. Appears Trump has now given more $ in last 4 mos. than prev. 10 yrs combined

— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) August 26, 2016

Personal check? I would count anything until the check clears, because it may have Goodyear embossed on the back.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:53:06pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

But if that candidate says things like, “I’m not in favor of mass murder, but many people say it can really solve some problems,” it becomes very relevant that mass murderers are flocking to support that candidate.

This. When the entire alt right flocks to his side…you know they like what they hear.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:54:19pm

re: #168 whitebeach

Funny, all the pictures I’ve seen of me say the same. But there are many worse things to be, for example all the other things that Steve Bannon is.

Don’t take it to heart—most of my family are DIDs.

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:55:13pm

re: #174 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And almost inevitably, it seems to come from people who are not directly affected by racism.

Some people are not so easily bored by the issue. Although they might wish to be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:55:21pm

Unless Bannon is registered to vote in another state, it would appear that he can register to vote in Florida because Florida is very lenient in its residency requirements (PDF).

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:56:59pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

Useful.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:57:33pm

re: #100 Big Beautiful Door

Barring a massive GOP meltdown, the GOP will retain control of the House, which means a near absolute commitment to obstruct Clinton on everything.

We are going to get 4 years of fake “*******gate!!!!” stories, investigation after investigation and another 58 attempts to repeal the ACA.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 1:59:19pm

re: #182 Scottishdragon

We are going to get 4 years of fake “*******gate!!!!” stories, investigation after investigation and another 58 attempts to repeal the ACA.

Maybe not. If they’re as smart as stray dogs, at some point they’ll realize that shit isn’t working.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:00:29pm

re: #181 Decatur Deb

Useful.

Apparently all it takes is a Florida driver’s license, a SSN or, lacking either of those, just write “none” on that line.
No permanent address? No problem! It can just be an address where you receive messages or even a “location near a park bench”…

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KerFuFFler  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:01:01pm

re: #103 jaunte

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Sandy Hook truther charged with plotting mass shooting to protect 2nd Amendment

Alt right eruption.

I sure hope they keep his guns; people who believe the Sandy Hook truther crap are too mentally unstable and/or stupid to be responsible for such dangerous weaponry.

His defense may argue that he would not have posted a video of his threats if he were actually planning on carrying them out. Except….maybe he is just that crazy or stupid.

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:01:13pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

WTF is that shit? IMO it is essential for Clinton to call out Trump and his campaign for the bigots that they are. Silence on this point, in this context = consent to bigotry.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:03:33pm

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:03:43pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Apparently all it takes is a Florida driver’s license, a SSN or, lacking either of those, just write “none” on that line.
No permanent address? No problem! It can just be an address where you receive messages or even a “location near a park bench”…

Making note to suction-cup a GPS to clipboard….

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:05:38pm

re: #174 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And almost inevitably, it seems to come from people who are not directly affected by racism.

Darthstar has basically gone the way of Killgore, just playing the privileged old white contrarian for the lulz.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:05:40pm

re: #188 Decatur Deb

Making note to suction-cup a GPS to clipboard….

Really! That would not be a bad idea at all.

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austin_blue  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:05:44pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

I understand wanting to avoid unjustified guilt by association criticism. Guilt by association can be wrongly used. But it’s not always a fallacy to draw inferences about a politician like Donald Trump based on who supports him. There’s a reason white supremacists and racists are drawn to his campaign; it’s because he is deliberately courting them, in many ways.

No coincidence that chick with the “88” tattoos was working a Trump phone bank during the primaries.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:06:51pm

In other news, Dreher is now habitually referring to transgender people collectively as a cult:

How To Fight The Trans Cult
Posted on August 26, 2016, 11:31 AM Rod Dreher

Oh, and this…

School Helped Trans Cult Steal Her Daughter
Posted on August 24, 2016, 12:14 PM Rod Dreher

This is inbetween complaining about the Red Cross not letting in a local wingnut cop and congressional candidate come in to “pray” for refugees and gabbing about his new Christians Goin’ Galt book coming soon to a Dollar Tree discount rack near you.

I simply cannot imagine a more miserable or loathsome sonafabitch.

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bratwurst  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:07:04pm

So if I point out some else’s pattern of nasty behavior and associations, that also tars me as being guilty of similar behavior and associations? Is that the deal?

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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:07:56pm

re: #187 goddamnedfrank

[Trump walks back immigration comments, rules out pathway to citizenship ]

I knew it. He’s gone Libertarian on it.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:08:16pm

re: #112 KerFuFFler

Perhaps Donald Trump Jr. thinks that he was water boarded at a frat since he believes this behavior is so prevalent across American frats. (Maybe they just really did not like him so they held him down and threw water at him.)

Perhaps he needs a real session with some professionals so he can assure his dad that water boarding is actually a big deal. Just a little research before he spouts such stupid BS…

Just to clarify, I am not advocating rounding him up and subjecting himself to water boarding. I just think that he should be pressured to volunteer for an educational experience.

But frankly, however unpleasant the “educational” water boarding sessions are for people who go through them in their training, at least the subjects understand that it is voluntary and that the people water boarding them are trying hard not to let them die. A powerless prisoner has no such peace of mind when undergoing enhanced interrogation in captivity.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:08:34pm

So I finally watched Hillary’s speech last night. It was damningly, devastatingly effective and their hair-on-fire panic & disarray is proof.

You know what I was wondering last night as I listened to her provide potential cover for establishment conservatives & right-leaning independents? I was wondering if she cut a deal with them.

The story played out in my imagination like this:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:09:40pm

re: #172 goddamnedfrank

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“We found a mouse in our beer, eh?”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:10:39pm

re: #196 CuriousLurker

So I finally watched Hillary’s speech last night. It was damningly, devastatingly effective and their hair-on-fire panic & disarray is proof.

You know what I was wondering last night as I listened to her provide potential cover for establishment conservatives & right-leaning independents? I was wondering if she cut a deal with them.

The story played out in my imagination like this:

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:12:14pm

re: #183 Decatur Deb

Maybe not. If they’re as smart as stray dogs, at some point they’ll realize that shit isn’t working.

Have you seen anything to indicate they are that smart? Hell, they have the NYT that has been playing the “Clintons are doing something shady” meme for the last 25 years.

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(((The Engineer Lobuno)))  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:13:56pm

re: #196 CuriousLurker

So I finally watched Hillary’s speech last night. It was damningly, devastatingly effective and their hair-on-fire panic & disarray is proof.

You know what I was wondering last night as I listened to her provide potential cover for establishment conservatives & right-leaning independents? I was wondering if she cut a deal with them.

The story played out in my imagination like this:

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Basically, Apple negotiation tactics. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:14:00pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:14:26pm

re: #196 CuriousLurker

I think Hillary Clinton’s best and final offer to Congressional Republicans will be “nothing”.

IMO she can, and will, effectively use the bully pulpit of the presidency to hammer Congressional Republicans for their obstruction and malfeasance, especially if the GOP retains its House majority.

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:14:36pm

So who’s the man who decided women’s equality and our nation’s dogs should be celebrated on the same day?

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:16:30pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

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Whack-A-Mole  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:17:07pm

Sorry for going OT, but I wanted to thank all of the many folks who wished me well after my interview for the job at the library on Monday.

Unfortunately, I found out today I didn’t get the position. That’s fine; it’s hardly the only job I lost out on. I am having a bit of trouble with something though and I really can’t tell if it’s just me being overly-sensitive or not.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:19:14pm

re: #156 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Both sides, right?

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He can’t help himself.

Too many people do not get Hillary is talking about more than base racism/bigotry.

She is cautioning Trump will govern and create legislation that is based on his view point and how his hate for certain people will color how he acts as president.

If you don’t think building a goddamned wall to wall off the southern border of the US isn’t a political problem on an international scale you’re a dumbass.

If you don’t think spending the money to build a wall could be better spent on some roads or bridges and how that effects government funds for American infrastructure you’re a dumbass.

If having a justice department that is 100% for allowing tough policing and possibly building a huge domestic problem with groups of American people and looking at major civil unrest isn’t a policy problem you’re a dumbass.

If you don’t think a president that wants to change libel suits against the press and actually hates the press and would try to control it…look at the constitution dumbass.

If you don’t think playing at being a tough guy that is going to shut China, Japan, South Korea and other world trade tactics down by huge tariffs and protectionism and it isn’t going to hurt both world relations and the world economy…let alone domestic…you’re a dumbass.

If you don’t think extreme…no extreme extreme tests for immigration isn’t real bad policy on both a world and domestic viewpoint of the US and you strut around playing with guys like Putin and that isn’t bad foreign relations you’re a dumbass.

So, no…going away from pointing out Trump’s view of whole groups of people is no problem and Hillary should just not engage in mud wrestling as it just looks bad and Bernie would never have stooped this low…well…fill in the blank, you’re a ___________.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:19:42pm

re: #202 EPR-radar

I think Hillary Clinton’s best and final offer to Congressional Republicans will be “nothing”.

IMO she can, and will, effectively use the bully pulpit of the presidency to hammer Congressional Republicans for their obstruction and malfeasance, especially if the GOP retains its House majority.

She opened a door to a way out for them last night, so It’ll be interesting to see what she (and they) choose to do.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:20:22pm

re: #205 Whack-A-Mole

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:20:44pm

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:21:20pm

re: #205 Whack-A-Mole

Sorry for going OT, but I wanted to thank all of the many folks who wished me well after my interview for the job at the library on Monday.

Unfortunately, I found out today I didn’t get the position. That’s fine; it’s hardly the only job I lost out on. I am having a bit of trouble with something though and I really can’t tell if it’s just me being overly-sensitive or not.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:21:37pm

What’s hilarious to me is these people think they’re purebloods somehow. I guarantee pretty much every one of them if they really look back at the family tree would find someone who is NOT WHITE as they define it.

My mother’s family is German, Dad is Irish. Texas German settlers 5 generations back. Proud of their heritage.

One of the grizzled old WWII veterans decided to trace our ancestry diligently and methodically through Europe. Took us back to the 17th century. Was very cool.

I was there when he stood up at a family reunion of over 300 of us and informed us that one of our ancestors was a Russian Jew…that’s where our family name comes from, it’s an Americanization. And there’s an American Indian or two that married into the family when we first immigrated. And oh, by the way, being from Alsace, we’re really more French than German. Whoopsie. Have some strudel.

When he sat down there was absolute silence in the room. It was glorious.

These people are not what they think they are.

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Jay C  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:23:34pm

re: #183 Decatur Deb

Maybe not. If they’re as smart as stray dogs, at some point they’ll realize that shit isn’t working.

But why wouldn’t it “work”? A large percentage of GOP Representatives are confirmed wingnuts from “safe” seats, where the only punishment for doing nothing in Congress/wasting time posturing or witchhunting is a primary challenge from some nutbar even further to their right. Who might have a better-than even chance of winning, anyway: especially in those districts where Democrats are typically cast as the Party Of Satan, and chances of electing “moderates” (of any Party) are slim-to-none.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:23:50pm

re: #211 BlueGrl21

Love it!

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:25:13pm

re: #211 BlueGrl21

Just wanted to say great comments on your basketball kids last night. I haven’t yet had a chance to go back & upding them, but I did see them last night.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:27:12pm

re: #211 BlueGrl21

What’s hilarious to me is these people think they’re purebloods somehow. I guarantee pretty much every one of them if they really look back at the family tree would find someone who is NOT WHITE as they define it.

*snip*

These people are not what they think they are.

And what a LOT of them don’t realize is that the moms/dads, grandmas/grandpas aren’t always who the official records claim.

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:27:40pm

re: #207 CuriousLurker

She opened a door to a way out for them last night, so It’ll be interesting to see what she (and they) choose to do.

I agree that it will be interesting to see what happens. IMO the out that Clinton gave to Republicans in the speech was just the suggestion that they should reject Trump.

That’s a very low bar (a prerequisite for being civilized, basically), and didn’t seem to me to have larger implications for POTUS Clinton vs. a Republican House.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:29:57pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

And what a LOT of them don’t realize is that the moms/dads, grandmas/grandpas aren’t always who the official records claim.

Yeah, I did some genealogy on my dad’s side of the family back in 2000-2002 and found a few juicy bits I could’ve happily lived without knowing. ಠ_ಠ

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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:31:39pm

re: #212 Jay C

But why wouldn’t it “work”? A large percentage of GOP Representatives are confirmed wingnuts from “safe” seats, where the only punishment for doing nothing in Congress/wasting time posturing or witchhunting is a primary challenge from some nutbar even further to their right. Who might have a better-than even chance of winning, anyway: especially in those districts where Democrats are typically cast as the Party Of Satan, and chances of electing “moderates” (of any Party) are slim-to-none.

They’re going to have to adapt to surviving with an even more liberal Supreme Court for another generation. That’s going to take a lot of the fun out of screwing with the VRA, immigration, and gerrymandering. In my dreams, Texas soon flips and DC gets a senator and reps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:32:49pm

re: #217 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I did some genealogy on my dad’s side of the family back in 2000-2002 and found a few juicy bits I could’ve happily lived without knowing. ಠ_ಠ

Sometimes there is a real reason why mom or dad don’t want you to marry a certain person, and it’s not because they don’t like that particular person.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:34:01pm

“…Sater was convicted for stabbing a man in a bar fight in the early ’90s, and pleaded guilty to racketeering in 1998 for his role in a mob-orchestrated stock fraud, according to The Washington Post. His racketeering sentence was reduced for cooperating with American intelligence officials on undisclosed matters related to national security.

Around 1999, Sater joined Bayrock, a real estate firm that had offices in Trump Tower and pursued business ventures with Trump. Bayrock is now being rocked by allegations made in a lawsuit brought by a former executive of unexplained cash infusions from Russia and Kazakhstan and receiving financing from a firm used by Russians “in favor with” Putin. Around 2010, Sater went to work for Trump directly, carrying a Trump Organization business card that described him as a “senior advisor to Donald Trump.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:34:36pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

And what a LOT of them don’t realize is that the moms/dads, grandmas/grandpas aren’t always who the official records claim.

We have no idea who my grandma’s maternal grandfather was. No father listed on my great grandmother’s baptism record and she’s listed as illegitimate. It’s one of those mysteries that I know I’m never going to solve. My grandma says her mother was told growing up that her father died when she was young and she naturally believed the story. Very sad in any case.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:35:53pm

Josh on the lack of a Trump campaign

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:38:54pm

re: #216 EPR-radar

I agree that it will be interesting to see what happens. IMO the out that Clinton gave to Republicans in the speech was just the suggestion that they should reject Trump.

That’s a very low bar (a prerequisite for being civilized, basically), and didn’t seem to me to have larger implications for POTUS Clinton vs. a Republican House.

Yes, rejecting Trump is definitely a prerequisite for being civilized.

In any event, as I said, whatever played out in my imagination was just that—an imagining, a fantasy, ergo I really don’t have anything invested in it or any particular desire to defend it since it wasn’t intended to be logically sound or even especially realistic.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:39:27pm

Crap, no popcorn…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:40:43pm

re: #223 CuriousLurker

Yes, rejecting Trump is definitely a prerequisite for being civilized.

In any event, as I said, whatever played out in my imagination was just that—an imagining, a fantasy, ergo I really don’t have anything invested in it or any particular desire to defend it since it wasn’t intended to be logically sound or even especially realistic.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

My dreams are like that, all “this airport doesn’t actually exist in reality and if you are rebooking me on that flight shouldn’t you, you know, issue me a boarding pass so I can go through security?” and weird shit that makes no sense.

Well, it made less sense but that would require a lot more typing so pretend that bit doesn’t make any logical sense.

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Jenner7  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:40:54pm

Hillary didn’t call Trump a bigot, but provided evidence of his bigotry. Trump called Hillary a bigot and provided little to no evidence.

But, both sides and she shouldn’t be nasty like him.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:41:05pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:42:37pm

re: #217 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I did some genealogy on my dad’s side of the family back in 2000-2002 and found a few juicy bits I could’ve happily lived without knowing. ಠ_ಠ

Depends on the sort of thing you’re proud of. A half dozen of our clan were hanged by Elizabeth I.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:42:51pm

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

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Saw a poll that McGrory down by 9 points. North Carolinians are tired of this shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:42:58pm

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

BWAHAHAAAA

Actually, this is really pathetic.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:44:24pm

re: #226 Jenner7

Hillary didn’t call Trump a bigot, but provided evidence of his bigotry. Trump called Hillary a bigot and provided little to no evidence.

But, both sides and she shouldn’t be nasty like him.

I think this is key, that his appeal has been racist and bigoted and he associates with racists and bigots, and his schtick mostly appeals to racists and bigots, and that racists and bigots are coming out of the woodwork to support him, so if you’re not a racist or a bigot, you need to decide whether you’re cool with that.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:44:25pm

re: #228 Decatur Deb

Depends on the sort of thing you’re proud of. A half dozen of our clan were hung by Elizabeth I.

en.wikipedia.org
I like to claim her as a distant relation even though I haven’t even come close to going back that far.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:46:04pm

re: #226 Jenner7

Hillary didn’t call Trump a bigot, but provided evidence of his bigotry. Trump called Hillary a bigot and provided little to no evidence.

But, both sides and she shouldn’t be nasty like him.

Trump basically did how small children argue. Someone calls them a name and they call them the same back. Clinton actually provided evidence of Trump being a bigot through his words, his decision to hire Bannon, and to have Farrage as a surrogate.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:47:15pm

Okay, I’ma go make me some cornbread.

Later, lizards.

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:48:00pm

Local creationist mad that his creationist dogma gimmick is not considered “actual classroom experience”:

Grossmont school-board candidate claims misrepresentation

[…]

On August 23, candidate Kevin Conover, who teaches Bible studies and creationism to students through his nonprofit Educate for Life, filed a writ of mandate against his opponent in the race, Elva Salinas, for stating on her ballot statement that she is the only candidate with “actual classroom experience” in the race.

[…]

Quite the contrary, says Conover in the court filing; he has ten years of classroom experience teaching Bible classes and intelligent design courses to students through his nonprofit. According to the complaint, the Association of Christian Schools International certified Conover as a secondary teacher and “Bible specialist” in 2010.

[…]

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:52:17pm

Reply

Reply

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:54:18pm

re: #236 Charles Johnson

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en.wikipedia.org
if he does have friends in Hungary, these are probably them.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:54:26pm

re: #21 calochortus

Trump was asked directly if he disavowed David Duke and refused to do so claiming that he didn’t know anything about White Supremacists. He was also asked directly about his supporters harassing a Jewish writer for an article about his wife and again refused to condemn the harassment.

It’s only now that Trump is tepidly claiming that he doesn’t want the support of racists. But the hire of Bannon shows where his heart really is.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:55:44pm

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Saw a poll that McGrory down by 9 points. North Carolinians are tired of this shit.

But Rod Dreher says we are a cult that recruits conservative Christian children into a carnal nominalist philosophy and besides, he read all of After Virtue by Alasdiar Mcintyre and that is very, very important for you and those transsexual culties to know so if you buy his new book you can discover how to keep the transexual cult from getting your Steve Sailer blonde, blue eyed progeny and anyways, those nominalist ontologiacaly ignorant voters in NC are coming for all the correct, truly righteous Christians to recruit them into the transexual cult any minute now so buy the book before you get hauled off into the social justice warrior safe space gulag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:57:07pm

And now we move to the lecturing a minority about minority issues phase of “I didn’t get a Berniecorn, so both sides are bad” ….

Reply

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:57:08pm

re: #239 Scottishdragon

But Rod Dreher says we are a cult that recruits conservative Christian children into a carnal nominalist philosophy and besides, he read all of After Virtue by Alasdiar Mcintyre and that is very, very important for you and those transsexual culties to know so if you buy his new book you can discover how to keep the transexual cult from getting your Steve Sailer blonde, blue eyed progeny and anyways, those nominalist ontologiacaly ignorant voters in NC are coming for all the correct, truly righteous Christians to recruit them into the transexual cult any minute now so buy the book before you get hauled off into the social justice warrior safe space gulag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ha!

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:57:57pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is desperation.

Standard practice when changing out/getting rid of hard drives.
/COVER UP!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 2:58:43pm

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

And now we move to the lecturing a minority about minority issues phase of “I didn’t get a Berniecorn, so both sides are bad” phase….

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If DS doesn’t think it’s effective for Clinton to highlight who her opponent is attaching himself to, then I can’t help him. Frankly, I think he’s still a little upset over Bernie losing. IMO Bernie wouldn’t be running nearly as effective or strong campaign as Clinton is.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:00:59pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:01:09pm

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:01:21pm



“Astonishingly excellent.”
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wrenchwench  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:02:22pm


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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:03:24pm

re: #246 jaunte

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“Astonishingly excellent.”

“To Whom My Concern”

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:03:48pm

re: #239 Scottishdragon

But Rod Dreher says we are a cult that recruits conservative Christian children [bolding mine] into a carnal nominalist philosophy and besides, he read all of After Virtue by Alasdiar Mcintyre and that is very, very important for you and those transsexual culties to know so if you buy his new book you can discover how to keep the transexual cult from getting your Steve Sailer blonde, blue eyed progeny and anyways, those nominalist ontologiacaly ignorant voters in NC are coming for all the correct, truly righteous Christians to recruit them into the transexual cult any minute now so buy the book before you get hauled off into the social justice warrior safe space gulag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Seems like the answer would be not to raise your children as conservative Christians then.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:04:08pm

re: #243 HappyWarrior

If DS doesn’t think it’s effective for Clinton to highlight who her opponent is attaching himself to, then I can’t help him. Frankly, I think he’s still a little upset over Bernie losing. IMO Bernie wouldn’t be running nearly as effective or strong campaign as Clinton is.

“Berniesplaining to the minorities”

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:04:14pm

re: #246 jaunte

It’s dated from last December. Who knows what has happened since?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:04:15pm

“…In his letter, Bornstein said there were no “significant medical problems” in Trump’s history and that a recent examination “showed only positive results.”

“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” Bornstein wrote.

Asked how he could justify the hyperbole, Bornstein said, “I like that sentence to be quite honest with you.”

He went on to say that the Oval Office has been occupied by presidents with dementia or tumors or even men who were “paranoid” or “psychotic.”…”

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:04:16pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

I want to see his explanation for all those “positive” test results.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:05:02pm

More clowns for the clown car!

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:05:18pm
“Healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Well, that seems a bit over-stated…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:05:35pm

re: #245 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:05:41pm

re: #211 BlueGrl21

What’s hilarious to me is these people think they’re purebloods somehow. I guarantee pretty much every one of them if they really look back at the family tree would find someone who is NOT WHITE as they define it.

My mother’s family is German, Dad is Irish. Texas German settlers 5 generations back. Proud of their heritage.

One of the grizzled old WWII veterans decided to trace our ancestry diligently and methodically through Europe. Took us back to the 17th century. Was very cool.

I was there when he stood up at a family reunion of over 300 of us and informed us that one of our ancestors was a Russian Jew…that’s where our family name comes from, it’s an Americanization. And there’s an American Indian or two that married into the family when we first immigrated. And oh, by the way, being from Alsace, we’re really more French than German. Whoopsie. Have some strudel.

When he sat down there was absolute silence in the room. It was glorious.

These people are not what they think they are.

And it’s estimated that about 10% of southern whites have a slave ancestor.

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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:08:27pm

re: #99 lawhawk

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Hannity. Defending Alex Jones.

Clinton wasn’t attacking Jones for his use of free speech. She was identifying him as someone who specifically engages in conspiracy theories that Trump has latched on to and is spreading throughout his supporters/fan base.

Hannity is excusing Jones’ behavior and fact-free nonsense.

This isn’t exactly a first for Hannity. Remember, he had a rather direct relationship with neo-Nazi Hal Turner in the not too distant past, and there are more than a few other instances where he has given ideological cover for other nativists & white supremacists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:08:28pm

re: #257 Belafon

And it’s estimated that about 10% of southern whites have a slave ancestor.

And perhaps 10% (I’m being conservative with that figure) are probably married to their never-revealed in birth certificates as half-siblings.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:08:44pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Berniesplaining to the minorities”

Yes. Honestly, every day that I see Clinton and Kaine out there, the more I am glad they’re the ticket. I have no idea who Bernie would have chosen as his running mate but I feel I can say with some confidence he wouldn’t have made a savvy pick like Kaine. I just don’t see Bernie Sanders as an effective leader and honestly I’m quite disappointed by the fact he’s doing so little campaigning for Clinton. Maybe with college starting up again, he’ll do some appearances for Clinton on college campuses. I dunno. The more I see or in this case the less I see of him, the less impressed I am. There was a story the other day about a bunch of staffers for the new group he set up quitting after he made Comic Book Guy Jeff head of it.

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TedStriker  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:09:47pm

re: #246 jaunte

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“Astonishingly excellent.”

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

“To Whom My Concern”

“Signed, Epstein’s Mother”

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:10:00pm
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freetoken  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:10:46pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

Why does that picture look like it should be in the Onion?

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makeitstop  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:11:21pm

re: #153 Stanley Sea

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Too bad recipient is Tony Perkins.

!0 bucks says Perkins kicks half of it back on the low.

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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BlueGrl21  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:11:21pm

re: #214 CuriousLurker

Just wanted to say great comments on your basketball kids last night. I haven’t yet had a chance to go back & upding them, but I did see them last night.

Thank you. Between Trump’s crap and the ISIS shit and the backlash against Black Lives Matter it was a very emotional season last year.

If fans started crossing over into physically threatening my husband would ask officers to escort them out of the gym. And it happened. There were people standing behind kids throwing in the ball and yelling at them, people getting on the court, it was ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Grown men and women getting escorted out by officers because they think that kind of behavior is acceptable now.

There were certain parts of town we’d go to and i knew it was going to get bad before we even stepped on the court. Mean rednecks on the other side of the gym in Trump hats and shirts? Someone was going to be escorted out, and they’d usually be yelling the whole time. One actually went to jail for hitting an officer.

Those Trump rallies? Those people don’t go there and get their hate on and then leave it there. It spills over into any kind of public gathering. You would not BELIEVE the shit i saw last year. At high school basketball games.

We have got to send these people back under their rocks.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:11:24pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:11:31pm

re: #257 Belafon

And it’s estimated that about 10% of southern whites have a slave ancestor.

It would be fun to be able to have a DNA analysis that would reveal a lot of things about one’s ancestry. Since I fall into the pasty-white category, I doubt there would be any huge shocks for me, but it would be interesting to know how far back genetics match paternity records. (I’m pretty sure my parents/grandparents weren’t fooling around on the side, but past that, who knows?)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:11:35pm

re: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:12:26pm

Let me just put it simply: Sorry that you’re tired of the talk about racism Darth, but minorities are tired of racism. And I care far more about their well-being than your feelings.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:12:37pm

BWAHAHAA!

Scribd Document

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:12:45pm

re: #263 freetoken

Why does that picture look like it should be in the Onion?

Bornstein abides!

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lawhawk  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:13:18pm

re: #266 jaunte

Dr Okun? Yeah, he’s excited that the alien tech just started doing some amazing stuff.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:13:52pm

re: #269 Belafon

Let me just put it simply: Sorry that you’re tired of the talk about racism Darth, but minorities are tired of racism. And I care far more about their well-being than your feelings.

I feel like I missed something rather big…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:14:24pm

I’m really liking that new word Berniecorn…

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Jenner7  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:14:45pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:14:46pm

re: #260 HappyWarrior

Yes. Honestly, every day that I see Clinton and Kaine out there, the more I am glad they’re the ticket. I have no idea who Bernie would have chosen as his running mate but I feel I can say with some confidence he wouldn’t have made a savvy pick like Kaine. I just don’t see Bernie Sanders as an effective leader and honestly I’m quite disappointed by the fact he’s doing so little campaigning for Clinton. Maybe with college starting up again, he’ll do some appearances for Clinton on college campuses. I dunno. The more I see or in this case the less I see of him, the less impressed I am. There was a story the other day about a bunch of staffers for the new group he set up quitting after he made Comic Book Guy Jeff head of it.

He can’t even get his new political group up and running properly. That may be having some effect on his helping Hillary. It wouldn’t surprise me if he grows frustrated and flames out. Then he’ll just come back as an independent Senator from Vermont and it’ll be “Bernie who” again. I think this all speaks to how he actually runs things. His campaign was not without lack of control issues.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:15:04pm

re: #273 Varek Raith

I feel like I missed something rather big…

Here: #240.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:15:18pm

re: #267 calochortus

It would be fun to be able to have a DNA analysis that would reveal a lot of things about one’s ancestry. Since I fall into the pasty-white category, I doubt there would be any huge shocks for me, but it would be interesting to know how far back genetics match paternity records. (I’m pretty sure my parents/grandparents weren’t fooling around on the side, but past that, who knows?)

According to my results. I have some very distant Spanish/Portuguese and Italian/Greek. No idea where that would come form. Would assume my mom simply because of geography but there’s also the Black Irish legend of the Spanish Armada survivors mingling with the women of Western Ireland where I have ties on my Dad’s side. And honestly one’s place of birth can only tell you so much. For years, I thought I was Slovak but I’m actually a stateless group called Rusyn. Andy Warhol was from the same group. Honestly, it’s absurd to be racist. We’re all mixed in some way. There’s no such thing as a “purebred”(Sorry not sorry Katrina Pierson) and there’s certainly no such thing as a master race. Truthfully, I’m proud to have a diverse amount of ancestry.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:15:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:16:41pm

re: #276 ObserverArt

He can’t even get his new political group up and running properly. That may be having some effect on his helping Hillary. It wouldn’t surprise me if he grows frustrated and flames out. Then he’ll just come back as an independent Senator from Vermont and it’ll be “Bernie who” again. I think this all speaks to how he actually runs things. His campaign was not without lack of control issues.

The guy simply isn’t leadership material. He just isn’t. So many people just heard the ideas and thought he should be president because of that and thought that should mean people should overlook that Bernie has no idea about how to truly surround himself with capable people.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:16:42pm

It’s not possible to shame the media.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:16:50pm

I live in what was a couple years ago deemed the most educated town in this state. There are conservatives here, but this afternoon I actually saw a car parked outside the local grocery store with Trump stickers on it. I have to say it is the first sign local support for Trump I have seen here.

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Jenner7  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:17:15pm

So, his Gastroenterologist said he wrote it in 5 minutes in his limo.

Will the media now ask for a full record of his health?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:17:25pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

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She should stop screeching and cackling…and SMILE more!
She so much prettier if she just SMILES…

*SPIT*

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:17:31pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

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That’s pretty much exactly what she did.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:18:04pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

She should stop screeching and cackling…and SMILE more!
She so much prettier if she just SMILES…

*SPIT*

Speaking of cackling, I haven’t seen DF in a while. Did you guys scare him off?

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:18:14pm

re: #266 jaunte

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Jenner7  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:18:36pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

Yes, because going after the media has always worked for Hillary Clinton.

Gah!

Dismiss his bigotry? Never.

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ObserverArt  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:19:18pm

re: #283 Jenner7

So, his Gastroenterologist said he wrote it in 5 minutes in his limo.

Will the media now ask for a full record of his health?

He’ll get to that as soon as his doctors perform their annual health audit sometime after November.

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:19:19pm

re: #265 BlueGrl21

Thank you. Between Trump’s crap and the ISIS shit and the backlash against Black Lives Matter it was a very emotional season last year.

If fans started crossing over into physically threatening my husband would ask officers to escort them out of the gym. And it happened. There were people standing behind kids throwing in the ball and yelling at them, people getting on the court, it was ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Grown men and women getting escorted out by officers because they think that kind of behavior is acceptable now.

There were certain parts of town we’d go to and i knew it was going to get bad before we even stepped on the court. Mean rednecks on the other side of the gym in Trump hats and shirts? Someone was going to be escorted out, and they’d usually be yelling the whole time. One actually went to jail for hitting an officer.

Those Trump rallies? Those people don’t go there and get their hate on and then leave it there. It spills over into any kind of public gathering. You would not BELIEVE the shit i saw last year. At high school basketball games.

We have got to send these people back under their rocks.

This is exactly why it is essential for Clinton to hammer Trump on the fact that he’s running a bigoted campaign by deliberately appealing to haters and bigots.

Nothing good will come from pretending that this isn’t the central issue of this election.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:19:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:20:45pm

Way I look at it is this. Trump since he brought Bannon, Ailes, and Conway on board has been trying to run away from some of his past extreme statements. Clinton correctly knows that Bannon especially is a racist piece of shit. Why the hell shouldn’t she highlight that when Trump is going around acting like he suddenly respects minority communities. DS honestly isn’t the most obnoxious former Bernie supporter I’ve seen when it comes to HRC but a lot of them like him I’ve noticed seem to look for anything to find fault with her for and that’s frankly a damned shame.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:21:07pm

re: #286 HappyWarrior

He shows up occasionally, but not as often.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:21:25pm

Oh well. Looks like the Rage Furby’s master plan to get Nick Denton thrown in jail didn’t exactly pan out. LOL.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:21:52pm

re: #291 Varek Raith

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Dr. Nick: Instead of making sandwiches with bread, use pop tarts. Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon.
Bart: You could brush your teeth with milkshakes.
Dr. Nick: Hey, did you go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical College too?

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dharmamark  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:22:18pm

re: #239 Scottishdragon

But Rod Dreher says we are a cult that recruits conservative Christian children into a carnal nominalist philosophy and besides, he read all of After Virtue by Alasdiar Mcintyre and that is very, very important for you and those transsexual culties to know so if you buy his new book you can discover how to keep the transexual cult from getting your Steve Sailer blonde, blue eyed progeny and anyways, those nominalist ontologiacaly ignorant voters in NC are coming for all the correct, truly righteous Christians to recruit them into the transexual cult any minute now so buy the book before you get hauled off into the social justice warrior safe space gulag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:22:27pm

re: #293 Belafon

He shows up occasionally, but not as often.

Wondered since I was out of town in the weekend and hadn’t seen him in a while.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:22:50pm

re: #295 HappyWarrior

A favorite.

Inflammable means flammable?

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:23:41pm

re: #278 HappyWarrior

According to my results. I have some very distant Spanish/Portuguese and Italian/Greek. No idea where that would come form. Would assume my mom simply because of geography but there’s also the Black Irish legend of the Spanish Armada survivors mingling with the women of Western Ireland where I have ties on my Dad’s side. And honestly one’s place of birth can only tell you so much. For years, I thought I was Slovak but I’m actually a stateless group called Rusyn. Andy Warhol was from the same group. Honestly, it’s absurd to be racist. We’re all mixed in some way. There’s no such thing as a “purebred”(Sorry not sorry Katrina Pierson) and there’s certainly no such thing as a master race. Truthfully, I’m proud to have a diverse amount of ancestry.

Even if there were such a thing as “purebred” (which would probably be African,) so what? What possible advantage would there be to that? Are we going to have people shows where we’re graded on how well we conform to “type?” It’s utterly pointless.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:23:52pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

And he’s got one of those -coffee is my prescription- mugs that look like a pill bottle.

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nines09  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:23:55pm

re: #98 Kragar

That world Sean lives in is some world. Must be the lighting. Or something. He never saw or heard anything about the women all around him at that open sewer he works at being harassed and worse either. Sean just isn’t on top of things. Behind and slow. Not plugged in. Sad!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:23:59pm

re: #298 Varek Raith

A favorite.

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He has so many good ones. Funny thing though, someone did a study on Hibbert and Dr. Nick and concluded that Dr. Nick was the better doctor.

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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:24:18pm

re: #262 Charles Johnson

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I’m guessing he’s one of those doctors who has only one patient - in this case Donald Trump (and maybe members of his family). Probably hasn’t done a legitimate medical examination in over a decade.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:24:40pm

re: #296 dharmamark

I want to be a carnal nominalist!

Or a carny lobotomist!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:25:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:25:45pm

re: #299 calochortus

Even if there were such a thing as “purebred” (which would probably be African,) so what? What possible advantage would there be to that? Are we going to have people shows where we’re graded on how well we conform to “type?” It’s utterly pointless.

Great points. It’s just pointless and it’s dumb.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:25:51pm
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bratwurst  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:26:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:26:22pm

re: #305 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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What kind of sauce is the child served with and what kind of starch?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:26:40pm

re: #294 Charles Johnson

Oh well. Looks like the Rage Furby’s master plan to get Nick Denton thrown in jail didn’t exactly pan out. LOL.

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Too bad he didn’t get to sample the local “legal accommodations”.
Or maybe he’s leaving before he gets thrown into one.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:27:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:28:01pm

re: #297 HappyWarrior

Wondered since I was out of town in the weekend and hadn’t seen him in a while.

Well, he didn’t say “BBL” the last time, he just disappeared from the comments.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:28:07pm

re: #303 Bill and Opus for 2016!

I would be not at all surprised if it turns out he has made a decent living for a long time by doing nothing but writing scrips for Trump’s diet pills.

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stpaulbear  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:28:20pm

re: #50 Ming5000

Jim Bakker is still alive?

Every time I hear Jimmy Bakker’s name, the chorus of this song pops into my mind. It’s kind of a middling country-pop-rock thing, but it came out when Bakker was popular and I can’t help but think it was written for him.

Shenandoah Janie Baker’s Love Slave Club Mix)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:29:04pm

re: #309 HappyWarrior

What kind of sauce is the child served with and what kind of starch?

They should have just gone the easy route. Do all appetizers and finger foods. No need to bother with meal preferences and you can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:29:53pm

re: #315 klys (maker of Silmarils)

They should have just gone the easy route. Do all appetizers and finger foods. No need to bother with meal preferences and you can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions.

Yep and with that thought, it’s time for dinner. Take ti easy all. Don’t eat too many under 12 year old children or else you’ll get a bad tummy ache.

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thedopefishlives  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:30:11pm

Evening Lizardim.

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:30:39pm

re: #315 klys (maker of Silmarils)

They should have just gone the easy route. Do all appetizers and finger foods. No need to bother with meal preferences and you can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions.

I’d go for that, but a lot of people want a served, sit down meal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:30:57pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:31:00pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:31:07pm

By the way, Klys, how’s the spinning going?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:31:44pm

re: #316 HappyWarrior

Yep and with that thought, it’s time for dinner. Take ti easy all. Don’t eat too many under 12 year old children or else you’ll get a bad tummy ache.

Dinner tonight is going to be lemon-honey chicken thighs with a kale and Brussels sprouts salad.

In like 4 hours, so I just had a protein smoothie. Hoping that whatever weird nausea thing is happening will stop.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:31:54pm

re: #320 Belafon

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And the media sure as hell ain’t gonna condemn him.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:32:25pm

re: #296 dharmamark

I want to be a carnal nominalist!

Send just $40.00 for your first installment of Transsexual Carnal Nominalist Cult of Pleasure, Dubious Ontology and Iniquity!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:32:46pm

re: #318 calochortus

I’d go for that, but a lot of people want a served, sit down meal.

Pfft, my wedding, my rules.

re: #321 calochortus

By the way, Klys, how’s the spinning going?

…. >.> My kitchen’s pretty clean.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:33:06pm

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

She should stop screeching and cackling…and SMILE more!
She so much prettier if she just SMILES…

*SPIT*

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thedopefishlives  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:34:54pm

re: #322 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dinner tonight is going to be lemon-honey chicken thighs with a kale and Brussels sprouts salad.

In like 4 hours, so I just had a protein smoothie. Hoping that whatever weird nausea thing is happening will stop.

Dinner tonight is… *looks at the embarrassingly empty refrigerator and pantry*

…Looks like I’m sneaking down to the gas station for some junk food after the kids go to bed.

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jaunte  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:35:11pm
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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:35:19pm

I should be shocked at how the media are MBFing the fuck out Clinton’s speech…
But, we pretty much expect this nowadays.
Sigh.

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KingKenrod  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:35:48pm

Vic Berger makes some great videos lampooning Jim Bakker and his weirdo cult. He’s nothing but a swindler.

Vic Berger Presents Jim Bakker’s Buckets

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:36:01pm

re: #327 thedopefishlives

Dinner tonight is… *looks at the embarrassingly empty refrigerator and pantry*

…Looks like I’m sneaking down to the gas station for some junk food after the kids go to bed.

What, no Cup of Noodles???
/Dissappoint

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thedopefishlives  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:36:49pm

re: #331 Varek Raith

What, no Cup of Noodles???
/Dissappoint

There’s ramen in the cupboard, that’s true. But I want FOOD.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:37:39pm

re: #327 thedopefishlives

Dinner tonight is… *looks at the embarrassingly empty refrigerator and pantry*

…Looks like I’m sneaking down to the gas station for some junk food after the kids go to bed.

Meal planning sucks and takes a lot of time, but on the plus side all the ingredients are in the fridge.

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Varek Raith  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:38:58pm

re: #332 thedopefishlives

There’s ramen in the cupboard, that’s true. But I want FOOD.

That is food…
:(

/:P

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:38:59pm

re: #325 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Pfft, my wedding, my rules.

…. >.> My kitchen’s pretty clean.

Yeah, well, my daughter’s wedding had to include the wishes of the groom’s family.

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I’m glad your kitchen is clean, but don’t make me come down there and test you on that spinning…

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:39:14pm

re: #320 Belafon

It has been feeling to me like way too many (in the media and elsewhere) have been doing way too much shrugging of shoulders about Trumps rampant bigotry. I think Hillary did exactly the right thing. Everybody - bigots and those disgusted by them - needed to hear her say in no uncertain terms that that shit is not in any way OK.
Anyone made uncomfortable by it? Tough shit - sit quietly for a while and think about why.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:41:29pm
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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:41:51pm

Trump Campaign Trainwreck - Exhibit 5,257:

Report: Trump Campaign CEO Registered To Vote At Vacant Home In Florida

Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon, is registered to vote in Florida, but the address he lists in the state is an unoccupied home, The Guardian reported Friday.

Bannon rented the home in Miami-Dade county for his ex-wife, Diane Clohesy, but Bannon does not live there and Clohesy moved out of the house earlier in the year, according to The Guardian.

Because Bannon does not appear to live in the home he lists on his voter registration documents, the Guardian reported, he is “in apparent breach” of state election laws. “Under Florida law, voters must be legal residents of the state and of the county where they register to vote,” the paper reported. The state defines legal residency as the home “where a person mentally intends to make his or her permanent residence.”

Neighbors told The Guardian that the house has been empty for a few months. And the home is set to be knocked down soon to make way for a new development, according to the owner of the house, Luis Guevara.

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Jebediah, RBG  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:42:30pm

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald Trump - He’s Healthier Than Dead People!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:45:13pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:46:59pm

It’s a gorgeous afternoon here. The temperatures are finally mild and there’s a breeze. I’ve got all the doors and windows open. I could even see the local hills clearly today, for the first time in weeks. (And my best pace ever - gives me hope for a good run at the race on Sunday.)

The traffic still sucks, but at least there is the occasional perk to living in CA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:54:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:56:29pm
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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:57:07pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:57:14pm

re: #305 klys (maker of Silmarils)

“The Lord Cthulhu requests your presence….”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:58:00pm

re: #344 Belafon

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jeebus, he just keeps digging that hole.

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whitebeach  Aug 26, 2016 • 3:59:51pm

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

The MBFing of even this story was sickening. The reporter stated that Hillary’s medical report was “more detailed” but was still “only two pages long” and “a year old.”

This was followed by a story that gave equal weight to Hillary’s speech yesterday and her “super predator” phrase from twenty years ago.

I am so tired of what calls itself journalism these days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:00:31pm

donald has cancelled his rally in Phoenix next week.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has canceled his visit to Phoenix next week, his campaign said Friday.

Trump was scheduled to deliver a speech at a downtown Phoenix hotel on Wednesday. But Brian Seitchik, Trump’s Arizona state director said, “We have postponed next Wednesday’s visit, but we look forward to having another Arizona event scheduled soon.”

The campaign provided no explanation for the cancellation. Trump also canceled a Las Vegas rally scheduled for Friday, although the candidate did travel there en route to a fundraiser in northern Nevada. And earlier this week, Trump called off other scheduled events, including in Colorado.

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Belafon  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:00:39pm

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

He doesn’t seem to have learned much from his mansplaining beatdown.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:02:00pm

re: #349 Belafon

He doesn’t seem to have learned much from his mansplaining beatdown.

Really, I’m still trying to unroll my eyes over what he said to Roger (who is an LGF Lizard!)

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freetoken  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:03:54pm

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

Comment at the NBC article:

Frank-320208444 MINUTES AGO

#22
comment author avatar
Quit crying and except it. Trump’s health is OK. It has nothing to do with nothing. Yours on the other hand seems to be lacking if this is the best you can come up with.
Vote: Trump/Pence 2016.

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Skip Intro  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:04:51pm

Omaha Suspect Crashes Into Southwest Airlines Jet After Scaling Fence: Cops

A man in Nebraska managed to scale an airport fence, strip down to his boxer shorts, steal a pickup truck and crash it into the nose of an airliner, officials and eyewitnesses said.

The good news is he can still buy as many guns as he can afford.

nbcnews.com

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calochortus  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:05:04pm

re: #348 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald has cancelled his rally in Phoenix next week.

Probably exhausted, poor thing. Sad.

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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:05:12pm

re: #347 whitebeach

The MBFing of even this story was sickening. The reporter stated that Hillary’s medical report was “more detailed” but was still “only two pages long” and “a year old.”

This was followed by a story that gave equal weight to Hillary’s speech yesterday and her “super predator” phrase from twenty years ago.

I am so tired of what calls itself journalism these days.

How hard can it be for the MSM to say that this is an election between a normal politician and a neo-Kluxxer?

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dangerman  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:07:04pm

septic problem finally solved - sortof

now hvac took a dump
my weekend’s screwed

always on a friday

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A Cranky One  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:07:10pm

Passed by this house in my neighborhood this morning.

Check out the two outer signs (the ones in back).

Dinner conversations must be … interesting!
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EPR-radar  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:08:09pm

re: #344 Belafon

By the way, Obama couldn’t get into this kind of tit for tat stuff because the MSM would have started up the “angry black man” bullshit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:09:30pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

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Aw, geez.

Someone tell Darth that your job as a candidate is to highlight the differences between you and your opponent, which in this case she has done.

It’s also to expand your constituency as much as possible. In this case, she’s expanding her appeal beyond Liberals and Centrists to rational Conservatives, without having to give them anything. She’s said, “This is your candidate. This is what he espouses, this is who he chooses to hang out with and appeal to. This is what you’re supporting if you support him.”

Normally, there would be little there for Conservatives, but what Trump is proposing, indeed who Trump is, is extreme enough that a number of Conservatives have ALREADY said Trump is so extreme that even though they don’t like Hillary, they’d rather she were President.

And the other thing is, is Darth under the impression that Sanders would do anything different? Or does he think it would still be “The Establishment sucks, vote for me!”, because we already have one of those.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:10:43pm

re: #357 EPR-radar

By the way, Obama couldn’t get into this kind of tit for tat stuff because the MSM would have started up the “angry black man” bullshit.

Meanwhile, if Hillary doesn’t, it’s that she’s too passive and forgiving and won’t stand up for the US on a foreign stage. If she does, well, she’s just too aggressive and too much a bitch. Too emotional and strident, should tone it down, women aren’t supposed to talk like that.

There’s an awful lot of sexism going around and a lot of people like to be willfully blind to it, including what they perpetuate.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:11:14pm

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wait, seriously? That’s like the joke I tell about my Dad when people ask how he’s doing:

“Well, he’s 98, so pretty good! Most people his age have been dead for 20 years!”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:12:29pm

re: #355 dangerman

septic problem finally solved - sortof

now hvac took a dump
my weekend’s screwed

always on a friday

I’m running a 10k on Sunday. Hoping for a pace under 13:30 min/mile.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:12:49pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait, seriously? That’s like the joke I tell about my Dad when people ask how he’s doing:

“Well, he’s 98, so pretty good! Most people his age have been dead for 20 years!”

seriously, the doc said that

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makeitstop  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:14:01pm

Oops…

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makeitstop  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:15:09pm

re: #308 bratwurst

DVR alert!

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I was at a gig a couple of weeks ago, and my wife and I saw that on the channel guide in the club. Weird.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:15:23pm

re: #308 bratwurst

DVR alert!

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An HOUR LONG program on whether you poop enough?

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makeitstop  Aug 26, 2016 • 4:25:09pm

re: #357 EPR-radar

By the way, Obama couldn’t get into this kind of tit for tat stuff because the MSM would have started up the “angry black man” bullshit.

And that’s not even what’s happening. She’s quoted him and voiced verifiable facts.

Trump went into fuckin’ Hulk mode.

She really did shake the hell out that entire campaign, though.

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Ming5000  Aug 27, 2016 • 3:36:40am

re: #210 Stanley Sea

The HR game seems rife with pitfalls for the employer. I think there are a lot of rules and legalities that they have to follow to be impartial and meet requirements.
I would not take it personally.


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