Launching: The Little Green Footballs Meme Machine

A new toy
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Today we’re announcing a great new toy for all our visitors to play with: The LGF Meme Machine!

A permanent link to this new app has been added to the “Fun” menu in our top navigation bar. It should be fairly easy to figure out, but here’s a quick introduction to its features.

You can either select an image to work with from the “Classic Pics” button (which brings up a menu of various popular “meme” images from around the web; just click the image you want to use), or upload an image from your computer or mobile device. To upload, you can either drag an image from your computer’s desktop and drop it on the big button labeled “Drop An Image Here,” or you can click that button and use the file selector to pick an image from your computer or mobile device.

Once you’ve selected or uploaded an image, it shows up on the page. Then you can enter two lines of text that will be drawn on the top and bottom of the image; you can omit either the top or bottom if you wish, and just use one line of text.

After entering your text, either click the “Do It!” button or hit your Return key, and BAM, your meme is generated.

Once you have a meme you’re happy with, you can share it to Twitter by clicking the “Tweet It!” button. If you don’t have an LGF account, you’ll see the Twitter authorization window, asking you to grant access to the LGF Connect application; this lets our code use Twitter’s API to tweet the image for you.

The Facebook button will let you share a link to the Meme Machine on your Facebook page (but unfortunately Facebook’s share window doesn’t have a way to include the current meme image).

You can download the image to your computer by clicking the “Download” button. If you’re a registered LGF user, you can also save the image to your personal Image Library, or bring up your Image Library to select an image for memeification. (Click the image’s “Insert” button to select it.)

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351 comments

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gocart mozart  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:26:23pm
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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:26:38pm

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:31:46pm

Thank you Charles for a shiny new toy. I used it yesterday. littlegreenfootballs.com

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:40:47pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:42:19pm

When I open my Image Library on the Meme Machine page, it sits right on top of the box I should drop the image into. Can I make the Image Library move? It works when I drag it from the desktop.

⸨ I M A G E ⸩

But the meme is from the Image Library….I can drag and drop into the comment box, but not onto the Meme Machine page.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:50:23pm

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:50:34pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

When I open my Image Library on the Meme Machine page, it sits right on top of the box I should drop the image into. Can I make the Image Library move? It works when I drag it from the desktop.

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But the meme is from the Image Library….I can drag and drop into the comment box, but not onto the Meme Machine page.

Just hit “insert”. It goes right into the Meme Machine.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:50:52pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

When I open my Image Library on the Meme Machine page, it sits right on top of the box I should drop the image into. Can I make the Image Library move? It works when I drag it from the desktop.

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But the meme is from the Image Library….I can drag and drop into the comment box, but not onto the Meme Machine page.

Don’t drag the image from the library - just click the image’s Insert button.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:51:49pm

I knew I was missing something basic.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:52:31pm

re: #9 wrenchwench

I knew I was missing something basic.

I guess it wasn’t really obvious… just added this to the post.

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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:53:13pm

oh boy…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:53:51pm

I didn’t realize before your explanation that I could upload an image by clicking on the box instead of dragging and dropping. Much more convenient!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:53:58pm
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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:54:44pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:55:12pm

re: #11 Jenner7

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oh boy…

A cough, which obviously is proof of a wasting illness that will kill her before she ever takes the White House, leaving only Trump as the real choice.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:55:48pm
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danarchy  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:56:07pm

re: #15 Targetpractice

A cough, which obviously is proof of a wasting illness that will kill her before she ever takes the White House, leaving only Trump as the real choice.

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It is clearly TB that she got from an illegal immigrant.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:57:06pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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If anyone might, it would be Lester Holt. I think it would be something he would think of doing and not be afraid to do it.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:58:29pm

I suppose we are to use this meme thing only for the good…

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 2:59:38pm

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Velvet Elvis  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:00:13pm

AKA Charles plays with libgd again.

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A Cranky One  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:01:01pm

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:08:37pm

re: #21 Velvet Elvis

AKA Charles plays with libgd again.

Nope - Imagick.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:09:09pm

re: #11 Jenner7

re: #14 Jenner7

Last October I developed a cough. Went to the doctor multiple times. It finally went away around February. I’m still here, I think.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:10:00pm

re: #4 goddamnedfrank

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chris wallace is ok with asking a question and then being lied to on national tv

“moderator” <> “questioner”

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:11:04pm

re: #24 Belafon

And the press seems to forget it is ragweed season. Everyone is allergic to that.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:12:43pm

re: #14 Jenner7

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/never talks to press or has a press conference

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:13:22pm

re: #26 PhillyPretzel

Not to mention just how many planes she’s boarded.

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philosophus invidius  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:14:20pm
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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:15:56pm

re: #27 dangerman

/never talks to press or has a press conference

But it’s not a real press conference because reasons.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:20:24pm

re: #29 philosophus invidius

Just some bros. doing their part to #MAGA

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kptv.com

Can’t have that rock out there making fun of Trump like that!

Jerks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:23:56pm

I don’t see the meme machine in the fun menu (iOS 9.3.5 with Safari).

Edit: Found it! Just had to rotate to Landacape view

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nines09  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:25:45pm

re: #31 wrenchwench

Unbelieveable. Ugly doesn’t even begin to describe the mindset behind this. Too bad a chunk didn’t flip up and crack a skull or two.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:27:04pm

re: #29 philosophus invidius

Just some bros. doing their part to #MAGA

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kptv.com

Three destroying, three standing there, two filming. Not an ounce of goddamned sense in any of them.

In my post-apocalyptic city-state they’d be thrown off the ziggurat.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:27:16pm

re: #33 nines09

Unbelieveable. Ugly doesn’t even begin to describe the mindset behind this. Too bad a chunk didn’t flip up and crack a skull or two.

Stupid story that their friend broke a leg on the rock. So they punished it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:27:33pm

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:29:18pm

re: #22 A Cranky One

Now I have this in my head. Thanks.

Flushed Away slugs! Everybody Dance Now

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nines09  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:29:51pm

re: #35 Stanley Sea

Stupid story that their friend broke a leg on the rock. So they punished it.

Perfect.

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Mattand  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:29:57pm

re: #16 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Donald Trump still refuses to denounce the racist ‘birther’ movement: ‘I don’t talk about it’

ABC 6 in Philly landed an interview with Prince Tiny Hands last week. I forget the name of the guy who interviewed him, but he’s been with Channel 6 for a while. The breathless intro to the piece made me roll my eyes, but I have to give the reporter credit: he actually got in Trump’s face about the the birther thing. Trump kept a stone face and kept saying “I don’t talk about it anymore.”

The guy pressed the issue, too. I was genuinely surprised that a local TV station at least made the attempt to hold Trump accountable on one of his idiocies, however brief.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:32:48pm

A preview of Trump’s debate tactics:

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gwangung  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:34:47pm

re: #39 Mattand

The guy pressed the issue, too. I was genuinely surprised that a local TV station at least made the attempt to hold Trump accountable on one of his idiocies, however brief.

Local media generally do their jobs (and the lower you go, the more serious they take it).

National media too protective of their position.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:36:22pm

OT - because it’s so RIDICULOUSLY expensive to live here, we’ve been batting around the idea of where to go when I retire. I was looking at houses near where I grew up (of which I could probably buy half a dozen using the equity in this house). Real estate sites now have loads of pics online, of course, so I was checking out this place about 5 miles from my hometown, and suddenly I realized I’d seen that picture on the wall. It was one of my FB friends, someone from my High School, and the picture was one she’d posted on FB.

Suddenly I felt like I was snooping in her house.

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nines09  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:36:28pm

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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:37:22pm

Hillary took questions for 20 minutes, with q’s about her emails and a shot at Trump.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:37:38pm

re: #41 gwangung

Local media generally do their jobs (and the lower you go, the more serious they take it).

National media too protective of their position.

Yeah, it’s not like Jimbob from the Dubuque Daily Squeeler needs to worry about maintaining access. He ain’t never gonna interview Trump again anyway.

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Lidane  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:40:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:40:47pm
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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:41:45pm

re: #44 Jenner7

Yes, she doesn’t have a complete understanding of what her computer specialists do or why they do it. That’s why you hire specialists in the first place.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:44:31pm

Jim Hoft is ON IT!

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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:46:20pm

Please, oh please, oh please, oh please let Trump late night tweet about Hillary’s health.

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danarchy  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:46:43pm

re: #48 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

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Yes, she doesn’t have a complete understanding of what her computer specialists do or why they do it. That’s why you hire specialists in the first place.

Just to play devils advocate, as an IT consultant/network engineer I would never delete actual data without first checking with my client. I’ll make plenty of decisions that I know they don’t care about or want to know about, but deleting the wrong data can get you fired fast.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:47:27pm

re: #40 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

A preview of Trump’s debate tactics:

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He needs a hat….

thanks for the lid, Art…

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:53:27pm

re: #43 nines09

helmets and leather….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:57:33pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Damn has Jim never had the hiccups before? Holy hell.

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Tigger2  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:58:11pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Jim Hoft is ON IT!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:59:03pm

re: #52 Backwoods_Sleuth

He needs a hat….

thanks for the lid, Art…

Ah, somebody besides me has pretty much every line of WKRP memorized, I see….

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:59:10pm

The headline:

Trump agrees to participate in all three presidential debates

What he actually said:

I expect to do all three. I look forward to the debates.

Same thing? Not to me.

washingtonpost.com

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2016 • 3:59:13pm

You know a roasted chicken is done right when you go to cut the leg off and it simply pulls off in your hand :D

Later!

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:00:05pm

Nothing good to be said about her. Her ideology was noxious and still infects the right to this day.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:00:09pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:00:09pm

Meanwhile, Chuck C. Johnson is being a freakishly disgusting human being again.

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Nojay UK  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:01:00pm

re: #51 danarchy

Just to play devils advocate, as an IT consultant/network engineer I would never delete actual data without first checking with my client.

I read her statement as her saying she didn’t know the technicalities of how the files were being deleted i.e. what programs her support tech used to destroy the information on the drives. Myself I don’t trust software to do a thorough job — when I was decommissioning drives from a data centre we ran them through a shredder that turned them into chips no bigger than a few millimetres in size. It also wrecked any cache memory chips on the drive circuit boards.

I don’t have access to a shredder like that at the moment so if the data absolutely has to be destroyed I pull the discs out of the drives and dump them into a barbeque. Getting the recording surface over the coating’s Curie point temperature will totally destroy any residual magnetic information on the disc. You can do the same in an oven if you can wind it up to 300 deg C plus for about ten minutes or so. A gas torch will do the job too.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:01:32pm

re: #57 Skip Intro

The headline:

Trump agrees to participate in all three presidential debates

What he actually said:

I expect to do all three. I look forward to the debates.

Same thing? Not to me.

washingtonpost.com

Agreed. He is basically saying that he’ll reconsider if things go badly in them. When Clinton thrashes him soundly in the first, no doubt he’ll bitch and claim he was set up to fail by media, even though he’s basically stated he’s done no prep, isn’t taking it seriously, and has no grasp of the issues.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:02:23pm

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:02:26pm

re: #59 lawhawk

I never like to speak ill of the dead, so I’m just going to say nothing, because I have nothing good to say about Phyllis Schlafly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:02:35pm

re: #59 lawhawk

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Nothing good to be said about her. Her ideology was noxious and still infects the right to this day.

No tears here in the Backwoods.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:02:40pm

re: #59 lawhawk

Nothing about her on yahoo.
WSJ nothing and NYT nothing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:04:07pm

re: #60 Stanley Sea

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We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.

Lemme guess: she “still lies seriously dead at this hour.”

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:05:51pm

re: #61 Charles Johnson

Meanwhile, Chuck C. Johnson is being a freakishly disgusting human being again.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:05:55pm

re: #48 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

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Yes, she doesn’t have a complete understanding of what her computer specialists do or why they do it. That’s why you hire specialists in the first place.

So, like any successful manager, she had lots of people working for her with expertise she lacked. She told them what she needed and trusted them to execute.

I find it amazing that reporters, not just wingnuts, but actual journalists expect the Secretary of State to know the minutiae of all this nonsense. I’d bet you ‘dollars to donuts’ (as my Mom used to say) that o more than 1 in 100 CEOs (for example) have any interest in or knowledge of what their IT departments do.

So when the FBI says, “It wasn’t just one server, it was MULTIPLE SERVERS!! Only one at a time, of course”, to suggest that HRC lied about that, because she didn’t know when individual units were replaced? For fuck’s sake!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:06:10pm

re: #68 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Lemme guess: she “still lies seriously dead at this hour.”

just pining for the fjords, she is…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:07:10pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

I never like to speak ill of the dead, so I’m just going to say nothing, because I have nothing good to say about Phyllis Schlafly.

What’s the expiration date on De mortuis nil nisi bonum?

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:08:12pm

re: #57 Skip Intro

The headline:

Trump agrees to participate in all three presidential debates

What he actually said:

I expect to do all three. I look forward to the debates.

Same thing? Not to me.

washingtonpost.com

The press seems to have tendency to report what they expected Trump to say, or think he should have said, rather than what he literally said. See, for example, all the claims of pivots or softening stances. The Trump campaign is basically a Rorschach teas for reporters.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:08:17pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

Up ding for the Latin but would like a translation. My Latin is a bit rusty.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:09:23pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

I never like to speak ill of the dead, so I’m just going to say nothing, because I have nothing good to say about Phyllis Schlafly.

She is now the dead I feel least ill about.

Sorry but not very.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:09:26pm

re: #60 Stanley Sea

So sad she won’t be able to vote for the end product of her 50 years in politics - NOT.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:10:31pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

just pining for the fjords, she is…

Nailed to the perch.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:10:57pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

Found it: encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:10:57pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

What’s the expiration date on De mortuis nil nisi bonum?

“too early?”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:12:23pm

re: #74 PhillyPretzel

Up ding for the Latin but would like a translation. My Latin is a bit rusty.

“Of the dead, nothing unless good”.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:13:13pm

re: #60 Stanley Sea

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I try not to wish anyone dead, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:13:23pm

re: #80 Blind Frog Belly White

Thanks. :)

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:13:55pm

Yep, Schlafly’s Eagle Forum confirms.

Statement on the Death of Phyllis Schlafly

Today, Phyllis Schlafly passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis, Missouri.

An iconic American leader whose love for America was surpassed only by her love of God and her family, Phyllis Schlafly, an indomitable pro-family grassroots advocate and organizer, was 92 years old. Mrs. Schlafly was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fred and is survived by six children along with 16 grand and 3 great grandchildren.

My policy is not to speak ill of the dead unless they are known murderers. Since Phyllis isn’t known to have killed anyone (though she did support various homicidal policies), I will remain silent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:14:49pm

wondering what the kitchens in Hell are like for those barefoot preggers people for eternity….

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:15:39pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

Yep, Schlafly’s Eagle Forum confirms.

My policy is not to speak ill of the dead unless they are known murderers. Since Phyllis isn’t known to have killed anyone (though she did support various homicidal policies), I will remain silent.

I am reminded of the comment about how there are certain obituaries that are a pleasure to read.

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:16:53pm

re: #85 William Lewis

I am reminded of the comment about how there are certain obituaries that are a pleasure to read.

Indeed.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:16:55pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

I never like to speak ill of the dead, so I’m just going to say nothing, because I have nothing good to say about Phyllis Schlafly.

I’ll acknowledge her passing with the open letter written to her by Madison Kimrey a while back.

samuel-warde.com

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:17:51pm

On a brighter note, these people are still alive:

Herman Wouk (age 101)
Olivia de Havilland (age 100)
Kirk Douglas (age 99)

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:19:01pm

re: #87 BeachDem

I’ll acknowledge her passing with the open letter written to her by Madison Kimrey a while back.

samuel-warde.com

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:19:35pm

re: #85 William Lewis

I am reminded of the comment about how there are certain obituaries that are a pleasure to read.

apparently george burns: “I get up every morning and read the obituary column. If my name’s not there, I eat breakfast.”

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:20:09pm

re: #16 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Donald Trump still refuses to denounce the racist ‘birther’ movement: ‘I don’t talk about it’

Yeah, I don’t either with shit that is embarrassing to me.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:20:13pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

Yep, Schlafly’s Eagle Forum confirms.

My policy is not to speak ill of the dead unless they are known murderers. Since Phyllis isn’t known to have killed anyone (though she did support various homicidal policies), I will remain silent.

Interesting…

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:20:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:20:55pm
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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:22:23pm
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gwangung  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:23:24pm

re: #95 lawhawk

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Allergy to people masquerading as journalists?

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:23:41pm

re: #95 lawhawk

I’m betting they’ll settle on some form of “immigrant TB.”

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:24:31pm

Not sure what I’ll say when my evil brother Judas kicks off. I’ll just be glad my parents aren’t around to have some terribly conflicted feelings over it.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:25:34pm

So, did Hillary kill Phyllis before or after the coughing attack? OR was the coughing attack a sly cover…things that make you (if your name is Alex Jones or SMOTI) go hmmmmm.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:25:37pm

re: #87 BeachDem

I’ll acknowledge her passing with the open letter written to her by Madison Kimrey a while back.

samuel-warde.com

She can run for President in 2040. I’d vote for her right now.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:25:39pm

re: #92 Stanley Sea

Interesting…

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Looks like it may have been done for her by this guy:

Ed and his wife Carol, a physician specializing in geriatric internal medicine, live in St. Louis with their two sons and two daughters.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:26:07pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel

Not sure what I’ll say when my evil brother Judas kicks off. I’ll just be glad my parents aren’t around to have some terribly conflicted feelings over it.
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Might want to fix your brackets…the private is not!

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:27:08pm

re: #102 ObserverArt

Might want to fix your brackets…the private is not!

tried twice with no luck, so I finally deleted it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:28:09pm

re: #99 BeachDem

So, did Hillary kill Phyllis before or after the coughing attack? OR was the coughing attack a sly cover…things that make you (if your name is Alex Jones or SMOTI) go hmmmmm.

That Clinton Body Count™ just keeps going up and up….

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:28:11pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel

Uhhhhh..

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:28:53pm

re: #100 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

She can run for President in 2040. I’d vote for her right now.

She is a truly amazing young woman. I like to boast that I’ve known her since she was TWELVE (she’s 14 now.)

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lockjawcanbefun  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:29:56pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

I prefer Ed the Sock’s philosophy: “If you can’t say anything nice, say it often”.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:32:36pm

re: #102 ObserverArt

Might want to fix your brackets…the private is not!

I’d appreciate it if you would delete the failed private section of the quote.
Thanks.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:33:02pm

re: #95 lawhawk

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:34:17pm

re: #92 Stanley Sea

Finally, 2016 takes someone who won’t be mourned.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:34:23pm

re: #99 BeachDem

So, did Hillary kill Phyllis before or after the coughing attack? OR was the coughing attack a sly cover…things that make you (if your name is Alex Jones or SMOTI) go hmmmmm scream about gay frogs.

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:34:49pm

re: #87 BeachDem

I’ll acknowledge her passing with the open letter written to her by Madison Kimrey a while back.

samuel-warde.com

Smart kid! I hope she goes far. She has gotten a pretty good start.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:35:51pm

re: #107 lockjawcanbefun

I prefer Ed the Sock’s philosophy: “If you can’t say anything nice, say it often”.

“If you can’t say anything nice about anyone, sit next to me.”

Dorothy Parker, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, I don’t care who said it…

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:36:31pm

re: #108 Shiplord Kirel

I’d appreciate it if you would delete the failed private section of the quote.
Thanks.

I did before you posted this request. I did leave the brackets the way you had them though for example. : )

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:37:51pm

Think before you speak but do not speak about everything you think.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:38:52pm
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:39:32pm

re: #51 danarchy

Just to play devils advocate, as an IT consultant/network engineer I would never delete actual data without first checking with my client. I’ll make plenty of decisions that I know they don’t care about or want to know about, but deleting the wrong data can get you fired fast.

I know, tell it to Colin Powell.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:40:29pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

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Well, they can’t deny that Hillary is in better health than their icon Schlafly.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:41:44pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:41:52pm

good freaking grief.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:42:32pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:43:27pm

One less Trump voter!

nytimes.com

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:44:36pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

good freaking grief.

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They’re punishing her for having a female form at age nine. They should all go to hell.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:45:40pm

re: #59 lawhawk

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Nothing good to be said about her. Her ideology was noxious and still infects the right to this day.

May she rest somewhere.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:47:43pm

Trump can have her hair.

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lockjawcanbefun  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:49:02pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:49:03pm

re: #125 wrenchwench

It would be an improvement.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:49:33pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Why stop at 4 minutes? He should just say she’s still coughing even as he wrote that tweet. That would be much more impactful.

Idiot.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:51:28pm

re: #122 Joe Bacon

One less Trump voter!

nytimes.com

I’ve idly wondered how many of Trump’s base aren’t going to be upright when election day rolls around, given that the median age of the dedicated Fox aficionado is ‘dead’. It wouldn’t surprise me if the affect of attrition on his vote count was non-trivial.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:51:35pm

Sadly, somebody else of note died today—Hugh O’Brian
latimes.com
Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp
Brave, Courageous and Bold
Long live your name and long live your glory
And long may your story be told.

Back in the dark ages, I took a car reservation for him—he actually called to do the reservation himself.

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lawhawk  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:51:45pm

re: #128 Patricia Kayden

Ike suffered a heart attack while in office. Reagan was shot and suffered from Alzheimer’s. The entire GOP is convinced that a cough will be what stops Clinton from kicking Trump’s ass to the curb in November.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:51:57pm
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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:53:04pm

re: #130 BeachDem

Sadly, somebody else of note died today—Hugh O’Brian
latimes.com
Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp
Brave, Corageous and Bold
Long live your name and long live your glory
And long may your story be told.

Back in the dark ages, I took a car reservation for him—he actually called to do the reservation himself.

Mr. O’Brian was one of the nicest gentlemen I ever met. A real class act. RIP, sir and thank you for all the good you did with HOBY!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:53:12pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The trifecta of evil, right there….

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:55:20pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

My lips are beyond sealed.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:55:33pm

re: #130 BeachDem

And not just an actor…

But O’Brian’s most enduring legacy is off-screen.

More than 375,000 high school sophomores selected by their schools have gone through his Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization, which was founded “to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.”

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majii  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:55:33pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not the child’s or her parents’ minds that are in the gutter, it’s school officials’ minds. School is supposed to be for educating kids, not for policing a dress code. If I was this child’s parent, she would have spent her last day in that school the first time school officials decided to punish her because of the clothing she wore to school.

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ipsos  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:56:20pm

re: #134 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The trifecta of evil, right there….

Man, I’d love to have spent the weekend by Christopher Hitchens’ grave, if only to recharge all my devices from the energy from all that furious spinning…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:57:16pm
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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:57:20pm

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:58:14pm

re: #130 BeachDem

Sadly, somebody else of note died today—Hugh O’Brian
latimes.com
Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp
Brave, Corageous and Bold
Long live your name and long live your glory
And long may your story be told.

Back in the dark ages, I took a car reservation for him—he actually called to do the reservation himself.

Handsome devil, he was.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:59:05pm
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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 4:59:40pm

re: #133 Joe Bacon

Mr. O’Brian was one of the nicest gentlemen I ever met. A real class act. RIP, sir and thank you for all the good you did with HOBY!

Wonderful to hear that he was as nice as he seemed. I had a HUGE crush on him back in the day.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:00:02pm

re: #138 ipsos

Man, I’d love to have spent the weekend by Christopher Hitchens’ grave, if only to recharge all my devices from the energy from all that furious spinning…

I doubt he would be particularly upset by her canonization. It’s not as though he held the process in high regard to begin with. It’s probably something he fully expected to happen.

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sagehen  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:01:20pm

aw… backwoods beat me to it.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:01:25pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:01:56pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

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The context that should never be lost is that Phyllis ran around giving speeches about how women should stay home and be quiet. A living, annoying contradiction, she was.

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wrenchwench  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:02:59pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:03:01pm
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Ming5000  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:03:02pm

Charles has unleashed the Kraken!

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:04:15pm

We are back in the USA after a nice little getaway in Toronto. Stayed at the Holiday Inn, ate at a very nice (and surprisingly inexpensive!) Middle Eastern restaurant.
We took the Port Huron Bridge going into Canada and the Windsor Tunnel on the return. There is no way we are going over this wreck==>

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ipsos  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:07:20pm

re: #144 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

I doubt he would be particularly upset by her canonization. It’s not as though he held the process in high regard to begin with. It’s probably something he fully expected to happen.

I don’t think the canonization, per se, would have bothered him; I doubt he believed any more than I do in the “miracles” to which the Church points in the process.

But I do suspect he’d have been righteously roused by the fawning tone of so much of the coverage and the offhanded way in which any criticism of her has been handled.

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Frankie Five Angels  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:07:58pm

Q: Can you imagine the day when gay marriage will be standard in the whole country?


A: “
No, I don’t believe it’s going to happen. I think the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to that.

”

-Phyllis Schlafly, 2009.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:08:21pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel

I want one miiiiilllllion karma points or I’m posting that on my myspace page.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:09:14pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:09:16pm
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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:09:17pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:09:58pm

Yep, a freeper goes there during their hagiographic tribute to the recently departed Schlafly:

Hmm..did she go to the Vince Foster motel?

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:10:25pm

re: #157 Jenner7

That Kellyanne sure can write nice.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:10:27pm

re: #133 Joe Bacon

Mr. O’Brian was one of the nicest gentlemen I ever met. A real class act. RIP, sir and thank you for all the good you did with HOBY!

I decided right then I didn’t want to go through life being known as Huge Krape, so I decided to take my mother’s family name, O’Brien. But they misspelled it.
— Hugh O’Brian

From the LA Times article.

hahahahha

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:11:07pm

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:11:11pm

A friend of mine describes Schlafly as “a high-achieving professional female lawyer who traveled around the country telling people that women shouldn’t work.”

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:12:01pm

re: #160 Stanley Sea

I decided right then I didn’t want to go through life being known as Huge Krape, so I decided to take my mother’s family name, O’Brien. But they misspelled it.
— Hugh O’Brian

From the LA Times article.

hahahahha

I used to have to call a customer and ask for Mike Hunt. After a couple of years somebody finally changed his name on the cover page to Michael.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:12:10pm
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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:12:14pm

re: #157 Jenner7

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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:13:06pm
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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:13:52pm

re: #166 Jenner7

Which one?

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:14:26pm

re: #157 Jenner7

Ben Jacobs ✔ @Bencjacobs
INBOX: Donald J. Trump Statement on ​Phyllis Schlafly
7:54 PM - 5 Sep 2016
27 27 Retweets 18 18 likes

I wonder who wrote that for him. Trump probably doesn’t even know what she stood for.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:14:31pm

re: #156 Charles Johnson

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Because Schalfry was so decent to people when she was alive. I’m not feeling bad for someone who thought my in laws are rapists and murderers because they’re Hispanic.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:14:41pm

“Phyllis Schlafly, doyenne of American conservatism, said [Supreme Court Justice Anthony M.] Kennedy’s opinion forbidding capital punishment for juveniles “is a good ground of impeachment.”
washingtonpost.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:15:21pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel

A friend of mine describes Schlafly as “a high-achieving professional female lawyer who traveled around the country telling people that women shouldn’t work.”

The sad part of is that she was a well educated woman but spent her lifetime putting down women who dreamed of the same for themselves. That’s her legacy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:15:45pm

re: #170 jaunte

Damn I had forgotten that.

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calochortus  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:15:54pm

One of my favorites. Column on the left. The Saga of the Phyllistine

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:16:08pm

re: #164 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:16:58pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Pro-death politician dies.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:17:13pm

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:18:15pm

re: #166 Jenner7

I say “I’m gonna fix it”. Why wouldn’t they vote for me?

“I mean, it’s not like I have a long history as a serial fabulist and pathological bullshitter, right?”

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austin_blue  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:18:42pm

I’m sure Phyllis is wondering why Heaven is so damned hot right about now.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:19:33pm

re: #166 Jenner7

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Spike Lee’s reaction—PRICELESS!

bluenationreview.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:19:37pm

The irony of ironies is that for a woman who spent her life saying that women should do what their husbands want is that we never learned anything about Mr. Schalfry. As I said, her legacy is of a well educated woman especially for her generation that spent her years putting down women who aspired that for themselves and their daughters and granddaughters.

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makeitstop  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:23:04pm

re: #168 ObserverArt

I wonder who wrote that for him. Trump probably doesn’t even know what she stood for.

Conway. Remember her name used to be Kellyanne Fitzpatrick and she’s been in media for a long time. Probably shared a few green rooms with Schafly back in the day.

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Frankie Five Angels  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:23:07pm

Like Trump ever knew who Schlafly was, for fuck sake.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:24:37pm

Maybe it’s crass because she just died but I can’t think of a positive thing that Phyillis Schalfry contributed to the political debate in this country.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:25:12pm

I feel for her family but we didn’t lose Eleanor Roosevelt or Coretta Scott King here. We lost a hateful woman who had a special hatred for her fellow women.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:25:13pm

re: #24 Belafon

I updinged you to reinforce your “cogito ergo sum” with some “dingito ergo sum.”
Independently sourced proof that you are still around.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:25:57pm

Ugh. Here we go.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:25:59pm

re: #121 Bubblehead II

But Ann Coulter still lives on. The Queen is dead, All hail the Queen.

Yup, everybody moves up. Coulter takes over for Schlafly and Ingraham takes over for Coulter.

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fern01  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:26:29pm

re: #125 wrenchwench

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Trump can have her hair.

The comments on that article go a long way to explaining why it is hard for the dems to win Missouri. Fawning adulation for someone who sees women as second class citizens.

That she sees herself as having the right to determine the place of women in society highlights the contradictions of the lady & her supporters.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:27:47pm

re: #157 Jenner7

He left out “she was gonna vote for me like hundreds of millions of other women, so I ought to get to count her vote now.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:28:12pm
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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:28:52pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Ugh. Here we go.

“At least he made the trains run on time.”

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:29:03pm

re: #187 Skip Intro

Yup, everybody moves up. Coulter takes over for Schlafly and Ingraham takes over for Coulter.

That works. Coulter can almost organize a paragraph.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:29:03pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Ugh. Here we go.

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You mean hypocrisy, Kevin. She spent her life outside of the house telling women that aspired for higher education and careers that they were terrible people and that they deserved to have bad things happen. Listen, I feel sorry for her family that they lost their mother and grandmother and her close friends but she didn’t contribute anything positive to politics. She was a hypocrite of the worst kind and a racist to boot.

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:29:18pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Ugh. Here we go.

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No.

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:31:56pm

re: #92 Stanley Sea

Interesting…

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Feline Fearless Leader  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:32:09pm

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ObserverArt  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:32:24pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Ugh. Here we go.

Kevin M. Kruse @KevinMKruse
Even if you hated Phyllis Schlafly’s politics, you should still look to her life for an impressive model of effective political activism. /1
7:50 PM - 5 Sep 2016
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Well shit, there was this dude from Germany that hooked up with a dude from Italy and backed a dude in Spain…and I guess they were all fairly effective at political activism too. As a matter of fact, it seems someone running for political office today has borrowed some of their tools to achieve a role as an ‘active’ politician.

It’s all good…right?

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:32:59pm

re: #191 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

“At least he made the trains run on time.”

“Yeah, Stalin’s actions led to the deaths of over 20 million people, but think of all the good he accomplished!”

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freetoken  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:33:05pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:33:37pm

re: #195 Targetpractice

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Jon Lovitz is a very underrated comedian—there, I said it.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:33:55pm

re: #191 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

“Say what you will about the morality of the holocaust, but you have to admire it as a masterwork of logistics.”

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austin_blue  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:34:49pm

re: #200 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Jon Lovitz is a very underrated comedian—there, I said it.

And a Master Thespian.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:35:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:36:12pm

re: #203 Charles Johnson

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:37:41pm

Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions. - Phyllis Schlafly

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:37:55pm

As recently as August 24, Phyllis Schlafly was mad that Louisiana flood victims who couldn’t speak English were going to be helped by the government.
rightwingwatch.org

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:39:21pm

re: #206 jaunte

As recently as August 24, Phyllis Schlafly was mad that Louisiana flood victims who couldn’t speak English were going to be helped by the government.
rightwingwatch.org

Yep I remember that. Hateful to the end. Honestly, I think it’s pretty sad that she never stopped being hateful.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:39:27pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Ugh. Here we go.

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So effective that I’d never heard of her before this year.

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Skip Intro  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:39:42pm

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:40:16pm

“Well yeah, Phyllis was a hateful old shrew who conned thousands of women into voting against the best interests and promoted bigotry and hatred, but she did it so masterfully!”

Yeah, no exactly a winning argument.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:41:19pm
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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:43:14pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

I’ll join you, happily!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:44:19pm

re: #208 Pawn of the Oppressor

So effective that I’d never heard of her before this year.

Unfortunately, her son Andy lives on, editing Conservapedia

Don’t worry—the link is to RationalWiki.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:45:11pm

re: #209 Skip Intro

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Yep, that kind of talk is why I’m not shedding tears for her. She was a really hateful person. I mean she never attempted to be anything other than this. I totally expect 30 years from now, the media will attempt to white wash Ann Coulter’s legacy and want us to ignore it too. I’m sorry. I have no problem offering my condolences to her family for their loss but while also acknowledging that Phyillis was a terrible person. She lived a long time. That’s more than many can say.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:45:29pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:46:10pm

I can’t get back to the article without a subscription to the Washington Post, but that article I linked in #170 also has a reference to Texas Senator John Cornyn being inspired by Phyllis Schlafly to strongly imply that a 2nd Amendment solution might be just the thing.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:46:41pm

re: #213 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Unfortunately, her son Andy lives on, editing Conservapedia

Don’t worry—the link is to RationalWiki.

Phyllis said gays and lesbians were going to hell, but I’m sure an exception was carved out for her gay son…

articles.latimes.com

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:47:50pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:48:45pm

re: #218 Charles Johnson

Very Star Trek.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:48:56pm

re: #213 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’ve been looking around for background. She apparently lived her whole life as an 80-year-old white male plantation owner stuck in a woman’s body. She must have been a hit at parties, like everybody’s favorite nasty mother-in-law… I’ve seen that sharp look of lifelong hate here and there, usually in coal-hearted older women in Texas. My ex-girlfriend’s mother (Church of Christ-er from NE Arkansas) wore it like clothing.

I see she was another fine cultural product of the state of Missouri. Color me surprised.

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scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:49:39pm

re: #193 HappyWarrior

You mean hypocrisy, Kevin. She spent her life outside of the house telling women that aspired for higher education and careers that they were terrible people and that they deserved to have bad things happen. Listen, I feel sorry for her family that they lost their mother and grandmother and her close friends but she didn’t contribute anything positive to politics. She was a hypocrite of the worst kind and a racist to boot.

I’m not even sure I feel very sorry for her family. Her son runs Conservapedia and was behind the Conservative Bible project. Seems like she raised a family full of monsters.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:50:57pm

re: #221 scottslemmons

I’m not even sure I feel very sorry for her family. Her son runs Conservapedia and was behind the Conservative Bible project. Seems like she raised a family full of monsters.

True that. Hopefully the grandkids have either rebelled against Grandma’s politics or want no part of it.

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scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:52:13pm

re: #222 HappyWarrior

True that. Hopefully the grandkids have either rebelled against Grandma’s politics or want no part of it.

That’s something worth hoping for. At least some of Fred Phelps’ kids have rebelled against his teachings.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:52:40pm

re: #223 scottslemmons

That’s something worth hoping for. At least some of Fred Phelps’ kids have rebelled against his teachings.

Yeah I saw that.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:52:49pm
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NoSoapForYou  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:56:00pm

re: #196 Feline Fearless Leader

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 5:58:42pm

I’m taking the “Sign Out” button out of the commenting form, because it’s too easy to hit it by mistake when it’s that’s close to the “New Comments” button. Use the “Sign Out” link in the user menu instead.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:00:09pm

re: #51 danarchy

Just to play devils advocate, as an IT consultant/network engineer I would never delete actual data without first checking with my client. I’ll make plenty of decisions that I know they don’t care about or want to know about, but deleting the wrong data can get you fired fast.

The FBI report explains it (from Mother Jones):

Pages 18-19: According to Mills, in December 2014, Clinton decided she no longer needed access to any of her e-mails older than 60 days. […] On March 2, 2015, The New York Times (NYT) published an article titled “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules.” […] In his interviews with the FBI, REDACTED [a PRN techie] indicated that sometime between March 25-31, 2015, he realized he did not make the e-mail retention policy changes to Clinton’s clintonemail.com e-mail account that Mills had requested in December 2014. […] He believed he had an “oh shit” moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015 deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the PRN server and used BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton’s e-mails.

This explains why data was removed from the PRN server after the NYT article and after the Benghazi committee had subpoenaed Hillary’s emails. It had nothing to do with anyone around Hillary Clinton. An IT guy at PRN realized one day that he’d forgotten about the retention order and went ahead and implemented it.

The report makes clear that Cheryl Mills sent an email, which the PRN techie received, telling PRN about the preservation request from the Benghazi committee. The techie said he knew it meant he shouldn’t disturb the Clinton server, but apparently got confused and didn’t realize this meant he shouldn’t touch the old archives or the backups.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:00:30pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

I’m taking the “Sign Out” button out of the commenting form, because it’s too easy to hit it by mistake when it’s that’s close to the “New Comments” button. Use the “Sign Out” link in the user menu instead.

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Hey, I’ve only done that twice!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:02:39pm

re: #221 scottslemmons

I’m not even sure I feel very sorry for her family. Her son runs Conservapedia and was behind the Conservative Bible project. Seems like she raised a family full of monsters.

Hey! I went to college with her daughter Liza, who back then was a decent human being. She favored the ERA, despite her mother’s anti-ERA stance, for one.

Andy, OTOH, is a twit.

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:04:36pm

re: #230 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Hey! I went to college with her daughter Liza, who back then was a decent human being. She favored the ERA, despite her mother’s anti-ERA stance, for one.

Andy, OTOH, is a twit.

Did you know everyone???

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William Lewis  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:05:06pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

THANK YOU!!!! That was a bane when on the phone but I didn’t feel I should mention it since I never heard anyone else complaining.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:06:20pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:11:32pm

re: #231 retired cynic

Did you know everyone???

LOL

I had the advantage of attending a famous uni that has produced or enroled people more famous than I.

I never met Andy. He began college when I was a senior. Liza I knew because we worked on the campus newspaper together.

ADDENDUM: Liza now practices employment and construction law in St. Louis.

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majii  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:12:22pm

re: #191 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

“Ugh. Here we go.”

There was nothing about Schlafly that I ever wanted to emulate. Not. One. Single Thing.

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Thanos  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:12:42pm

Missing from classic pics:

Zardoz
Picard Face Palm
Bare Chest Putin

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:13:04pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

You should have worked for Boeing back in the day. Took the airlines ages to realize putting the attendant call button right next to the light switch was a dumb idea.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:15:21pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:15:45pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:16:16pm

re: #236 Thanos

Missing from classic pics:

Zardoz
Picard Face Palm
Bare Chest Putin

Picard face palm is there. I used it earlier.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:16:45pm

re: #236 Thanos

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:17:24pm

And, like the last one, via John Cole:

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:19:15pm

re: #241 The Ghost of a Flea

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That is….. disturbing

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:20:14pm

re: #241 The Ghost of a Flea

Interesting concept for an area rug.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:20:28pm

re: #242 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This may be a new meme….

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:20:39pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:22:39pm

re: #245 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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This may be a new meme….

NYT: Clinton Cough Evidence of Foundation Fraud

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austin_blue  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:24:47pm

re: #243 dangerman

That is….. disturbing

You oughta watch the movie. Just the weirdest thing ever made. A cinematic acid trip.

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:28:51pm

re: #248 austin_blue

You oughta watch the movie. Just the weirdest thing ever made. A cinematic acid trip.

I wanna say I think I have ..it sounds familiar.
I’m sure i brain bleached that image outta my head though. No recollection. And now I gotta do it again

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:32:11pm

re: #248 austin_blue

You oughta watch the movie. Just the weirdest thing ever made. A cinematic acid trip.

Acid is groovy….

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:32:11pm

re: #248 austin_blue

You oughta watch the movie. Just the weirdest thing ever made. A cinematic acid trip.

One of those pieces of evidence I use to insist the entire country was on drugs, alongside the clothing and questionable taste in home decoration (“shag carpets”? UGH!).

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:33:12pm

re: #243 dangerman

That is….. disturbing

Zardozposting is an ancient and well-respected LGF tradition, like the introductory suitcase full of panda meat and waking up in a Acapulco flophouse, soaked in sweat, with no memories of the last two weeks and tattoos that reads, “SOON.” It welcomes noobs and wards away the kind of trolls that just don’t merit meaningful responses. Zardoz stills also ward fruit flies away from bananas and keep milk fresh.

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:34:21pm

re: #182 Frankie Five Angels

Like Trump ever knew who Schlafly was, for fuck sake.

Kellyanne probably had to fill him in.

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scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:34:47pm

re: #249 dangerman

I wanna say I think I have ..it sounds familiar.
I’m sure i brain bleached that image outta my head though. No recollection. And now I gotta do it again

Well, you certainly do need the movie’s most famous speech occupying some space in your grey matter…

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Jayleia  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:36:18pm

re: #248 austin_blue

You oughta watch the movie. Just the weirdest thing ever made. A cinematic acid trip.

John Boorman will tell you that he can’t remember making most of that movie…it really is a cinematic acid trip.

And yet, the whole “penis shoots seed, gun shoots death” thing is so terrifyingly applicable to modern US life.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:39:44pm

re: #254 scottslemmons

Well, you certainly do need the movie’s most famous speech occupying some space in your grey matter…

LOL that thing vomiting guns

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:41:36pm
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lockjawcanbefun  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:42:19pm

Would it be hilarious or tasteless if the Westboro Cult showed up to picket Phyllis’ funeral?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:42:41pm

re: #252 The Ghost of a Flea

Zardozposting is an ancient and well-respected LGF tradition, like the introductory suitcase full of panda meat and waking up in a Acapulco flophouse, soaked in sweat, with no memories of the last two weeks and tattoos that reads, “SOON.” It welcomes noobs and wards away the kind of trolls that just don’t merit meaningful responses. Zardoz stills also ward fruit flies away from bananas and keep milk fresh.

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:45:49pm

1) It’s once again a goddamn testament to how easily the right-wing gets to make issues and scandal out of wholecloth, that Hillary’s Health has suddenly become THE issue of the election, like she’s literally on death’s door as we speak because she was fucking coughing. Like it’s literally all that some of the places I go to can talk about regarding the election. Meanwhile, Trump’s racist bullshit suddenly disappears from the radar again. How do you fight against that kind of fast-moving bullshit? How do you pierce that veil when they can invent something out of thin-air and have it taken absolutely seriously like it’s fucking gospel?

2) If you can’t say nothing nice, don’t say nothing at all. That said, I’m not nice, and I refuse to say nothing, so good riddance to Phyllis Schafly. The woman who spent decades on a career telling women they weren’t supposed to have a career, among other contradictory hypocritical bullshit. You will not be missed.

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Jenner7  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:45:54pm

And that’s why you are unfit for the office you seek, you orange twat.

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Lidane  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:45:55pm

So the bitter, dried up, shriveled old vagina known as Phyllis Schlafly died. It’s a shame she couldn’t live long enough to see Hillary elected over her objections.

I know it’s impolite to speak ill of the dead, but I won’t miss her at all.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:47:01pm
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Lidane  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:47:34pm

re: #233 Charles Johnson

Someone should go after Greg Abbott for taking Trump bribes too.

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:48:31pm

re: #264 Lidane

Someone should go after Greg Abbott for taking Trump bribes too.

And sitting in a wheelchair. I wonder if he’s ever coughed?

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teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:48:46pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:49:12pm

re: #261 Jenner7

And if we believe later reports, the staircase flap was not a flap at all, but requested by Obama’s team. The subsequent hassling of journalists and Susan Rice by Chinese security people, OTOH, was a real thing.

Has Trump said anything about how he’d react if Duterte suggested his mother were a whore?

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:49:36pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

I’m taking the “Sign Out” button out of the commenting form, because it’s too easy to hit it by mistake when it’s that’s close to the “New Comments” button. Use the “Sign Out” link in the user menu instead.

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Excellent. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that on my phone.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:50:30pm

Well, I’ve got to start dinner, but before the thread dies for the night, I wanted to thank everybody for their condolences and support about the loss of our beloved Pumpkin yesterday. I knew this was a group that would understand. Thanks again….

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:53:48pm
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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:54:24pm

re: #266 teleskiguy

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:54:31pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

You and all women I know!

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:55:22pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:56:09pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

Your Twitter mentions tomorrow morning:

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:58:26pm

re: #261 Jenner7

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And that’s why you are unfit for the office you seek, you orange twat.

Yeah, that’s the sort of leadership this nation needs, turning a “snub” into an international incident that further isolates America on the world stage. What we need is a guy whose ego is so large and his dick so small that he takes any perceived slight as reason to throw a temper tantrum.

I can’t imagine any world leader taking advantage of such a president.////////

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:58:37pm

Zardoz was actually a pretty cool big-idea movie, I thought. If I remember correctly, the studio cut the budget to practically nothing halfway through production, which explains some of the mess. There’s one scene in the utopian society (The Vortex, according to Wikipedia?) where I swear the backdrop is made of garbage bags.

If it wouldn’t ruin the vintage feel, I’d say it’s a movie that deserves a re-make.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:58:38pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

Once again, they are confused by the term tolerance.

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 6:59:11pm

re: #270 Charles Johnson

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Let’s face it…even if nothing was said here or elsewhere other than just the dry, hard facts of Schlafly’s death, Breitbart and other conservatwit media outlets would still make something negative about “liberals” “celebrating” her death out of whole cloth, so fuck them.

To that effect, as for Schlafly, good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:00:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:01:09pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

Your Twitter mentions tomorrow morning:

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Inorite?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:02:11pm

Just added a Zardoz pic to the “Classic Pics” section of the Meme Machine.

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Targetpractice  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:04:46pm

“Today in international news, President Trump caused a diplomatic row to occur when he ordered the immediate departure of Air Force One after a miscommunication with ground crew over a red carpet led to his feeling he’d been snubbed. While the Mexican government swears it was a mistake, President Trump declared that it was further evidence that Mexico was at odds with America and that he would be immediately shelving all further diplomatic efforts with Mexico until they agreed to fully fund the ‘Great Wall of Trump.’ The Mexican government has responded that if America cannot act civilly, then it will consider expanding its economic ties to Russia.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:08:09pm
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:09:21pm

Breitbart temporarily cancels kneejerk contempt for “political correctness.”

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scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:09:30pm

re: #283 Charles Johnson

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I suspect she didn’t just hate people like you. I think she probably hated everyone.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:10:20pm

re: #241 The Ghost of a Flea

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I remember going to see Zardoz with friends when I was in college. I swear everyone in the theater was high on something. I couldn’t stop laughing at this campy classic!

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:13:32pm
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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:13:41pm

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:17:42pm

I have the Rob Lowe roast on, and Ann Coulter looks like she’s about to bite the head off a live chicken every time somebody talks about her. No, they’re not being kind, but they’re being pretty brutal to others, and they seem to have some sens of humor—not Annie. I’m lovin’ it!

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:17:49pm
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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:18:12pm

re: #287 jaunte

Texas seems to grow ‘em. Thank goodness it also grew Molly Ivins.

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scottslemmons  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:23:59pm

re: #291 retired cynic

Texas seems to grow ‘em. Thank goodness it also grew Molly Ivins.

I miss Molly more and more every damn year. :(

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:24:50pm

re: #292 scottslemmons

I miss Molly more and more every damn year. :(

Can you imagine the fun she would be having this year? Ohhhh myyyyy!

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bratwurst  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:24:52pm

I tweeted this earlier…as a fucking joke:

It is getting retweeted by “Jill not Hill” people who REALLY want to get to the bottom of Hillary’s coughing.

I give up.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:30:19pm

re: #184 HappyWarrior

I feel for her family but we didn’t lose Eleanor Roosevelt or Coretta Scott King here. We lost a hateful woman who had a special hatred for her fellow women.

Too bad she did not live long enough to see President Hillary Clinton.

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Belafon  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:32:28pm

re: #295 Patricia Kayden

Too bad she did not live long enough to see President Hillary Clinton.

Maybe she’ll be reincarnated as the staircase the leads into Marine One.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:32:41pm

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel

On a brighter note, these people are still alive:

Herman Wouk (age 101)
Olivia de Havilland (age 100)
Kirk Douglas (age 99)

David Hedison (age 89)

en.wikipedia.org

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:32:41pm
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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:37:44pm

My wife says she met Phyllis Schafley through her nephew Mark when my wife worked at a golf course. They flirted but were not serious.

Don’t know what happened to Mark, but if he’s still around, someone tell him the libertarian teenage girl he flirted with is now married to a liberal slightly to the right of Trotsky.

Turns out I value my wife’s achievements.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:41:52pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:45:29pm

re: #294 bratwurst

It’s not coughing.

Hillary is just beginning the transformation to her final form.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:49:56pm

re: #298 Charles Johnson

That’s different though. It’s OK if You’re a Republican.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:52:59pm

re: #247 Targetpractice

NYT: Clinton Cough Evidence of Foundation Fraud

Shhhh! Don’t give NYT any more ideas. They already hate her.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:54:53pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

Who is this everyone of whom he speaks?

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(((The Engineer Lobuno)))  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:55:33pm

re: #301 The Ghost of a Flea

It’s not coughing.

Hillary is just beginning the transformation to her final form.

Super Saiyan Clinton mode? 0_o She should hold it until the last moment.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:57:36pm

re: #305 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

Super Saiyan Clinton mode? 0_o She should hold it until the last moment.

It’s going to be pretty sweet the first time she uses a Kamehameha on a congressman.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:58:02pm

re: #305 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

Super Saiyan Clinton mode? 0_o She should hold it until the last moment.

I’m waiting for Hillary Clinton to show up for a rally in an invisible plane.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:58:42pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

“Everyone”

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 5, 2016 • 7:59:29pm

re: #297 Dr Lizardo

David Hedison (age 89)

en.wikipedia.org

Wow! Didn’t know he was still around. Thanks for posting this.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:00:42pm

re: #308 Kragar

“Everyone”

Leon the Professional - EVERYONE

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:00:47pm

LOL! I wish.

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(((The Engineer Lobuno)))  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:04:22pm

I’ve always been at odds with the common “don’t speak ill of the dead” tradition. It promotes whitewashing the wrong deeds of the recently departed. But, this is also a moment Mrs. Schlafly’s family will need to properly mourn her. Let them have this moment in private.

We can speak of her awfulness on another day.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:07:13pm

re: #312 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

I’ve always been at odds with the common “don’t speak ill of the dead” tradition. It promotes whitewashing the wrong deeds of the recently departed. But, this is also a moment Mrs. Schlafly’s family will need to properly mourn her. Let them have this moment in private.

We can speak of her awfulness on another day.

Nope. I spoke of her awfulness while she was still alive, right up to when she died.

She was awful. Their mourning doesn’t change that, and I doubt her family is reading Little Green Footballs right now. How long do you wait? A week, a month, a year from now she will still be awful in my book. I will not hold back my opinion to assuage delicate conservative flowers who want to shut down my right to my speech and my thoughts.

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:09:10pm

re: #313 Anymouse

I think it depends on how awful the person was. In this case…. pretty bad. I don’t mind letting them have a day or two. <G>

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dangerman  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:09:26pm

re: #312 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

I’ve always been at odds with the common “don’t speak ill of the dead” tradition. It promotes whitewashing the wrong deeds of the recently departed. But, this is also a moment Mrs. Schlafly’s family will need to properly mourn her. Let them have this moment in private.

We can speak of her awfulness on another day.

OTOH. They’re probably not listening to us or logged in here tonight

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:09:35pm

re: #312 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

I’ve always been at odds with the common “don’t speak ill of the dead” tradition. It promotes whitewashing the wrong deeds of the recently departed. But, this is also a moment Mrs. Schlafly’s family will need to properly mourn her. Let them have this moment in private.

We can speak of her awfulness on another day.

re: #313 Anymouse

Nope. I spoke of her awfulness while she was still alive, right up to when she died.

She was awful. Their mourning doesn’t change that, and I doubt her family is reading Little Green Footballs right now. A week, a month, a year from now she will still be awful in my book. I will not hold back my opinion to assuage delicate conservative flowers who want to shut down my right to my speech and my thoughts.

Precisely…I’m not gonna spike the football, but I won’t feel bad for saying that Schlafly was a nasty piece of work and a horrible human being and that a lot of people, myself included, won’t shed one fucking tear for her.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:09:54pm

re: #311 Charles Johnson

Aren’t you also collecting a huge pile of SorosBux? /s

How much money are you getting, Mr. Johnson? And why aren’t you sharing with the rest of us? /s

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MsJ  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:10:31pm

re: #312 (((The Engineer Lobuno)))

I’ve always been at odds with the common “don’t speak ill of the dead” tradition. It promotes whitewashing the wrong deeds of the recently departed. But, this is also a moment Mrs. Schlafly’s family will need to properly mourn her. Let them have this moment in private.

We can speak of her awfulness on another day.

Live in the limelight, die in the limelight. If you were a horrible human being while enjoying the limelight, sorry, you don’t get to hide every public statement you’ve made when you die. You can’t whitewash your horribleness. It’s your legacy.

I hope she enjoys it in hell. Hypocrite.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:11:45pm

re: #309 Shiplord Kirel

Wow! Didn’t know he was still around. Thanks for posting this.

I was watching episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea the other day, and I Googled him, and he’s still with us. I was pleasantly surprised as well.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:16:47pm

re: #314 retired cynic

I think it depends on how awful the person was. In this case…. pretty bad. I don’t mind letting them have a day or two. <G>

I’m not directing tweets or Facebook posts at the Schlafly family. I suspect in the next day or two I will write a letter to the local newspaper.

Nope. She was a racist, a bigot, opposed women’s rights, stood in the way of progress and civil discourse. No pass simply because she is dead.

Many professors are Marxists or other varieties of radicals who hate America. (Phyllis Schlafly, Feminist Mischief on College Campuses)

Not going to sit by and listen to the press or the Internet or others tell me some magic balance fairy arguments about her.

She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. That took no skill or effort on her part. She told other mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers that they could not do what they wanted because her conservative fee-fees would be hurt.

She was a hypocrite and a bigot, and that’s how she should be remembered. Starting now.

By getting married, the woman has consented to sex, and I don’t think you can call it rape.

That deserves no sympathy.

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Kragar  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:21:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:21:45pm

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teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:27:06pm

He’ll be like this for the crazies in St. Louis:

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Snarknado!  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:32:52pm

re: #281 Charles Johnson

Just added a Zardoz pic to the “Classic Pics” section of the Meme Machine.

I don’t see it….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:33:34pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

“Friends on the Left”

Hahahahahahahahahahaha….

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Snarknado!  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:37:44pm

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teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:44:45pm

PharmaBro’s feefee’s got hurt by Patton Oswalt tonight.

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austin_blue  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:45:12pm

re: #291 retired cynic

Texas seems to grow ‘em. Thank goodness it also grew Molly Ivins.

Molly had a monthly Final Friday (last Friday of the Month) over at her her house in Travis Heights for several years. Basically a South Austin pot luck with booze and joints. She was between cancers during that time and it was an excuse to get slightly toasted and jawbone with a bunch of political smart asses.

The old girl was a hoot, smoked like a chimney and had a sense of humor that went from bone dry to as profane as you can imagine. We were over there the month after we buried Ann and she said “I can’t believe that I outlived her. God must hate my guts to make me this miserable.”

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:46:18pm

Ivinsre: #291 retired cynic

Texas seems to grow ‘em.

Speaking of which:

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:48:10pm

re: #329 jaunte

Ivins

Speaking of which:

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Gag me, with tenacity, and hypocrisy.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:49:20pm

She stood literally on the front lines, wherever that might have been.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:50:02pm

Senator literally doesn’t know what figuratively means.

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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:50:27pm

re: #331 jaunte

She stood literally on the front lines, wherever that might have been.

Not, apparently, where there was ammunition on the other side.

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allegro  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:50:53pm

Like others I feel qualms about commenting on what a nasty piece of work Phyllis Schlafly was on the day of her death. Instead, I offer this compliment to her life’s legacy: she made the world a better place today.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:52:00pm
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retired cynic  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:52:52pm

re: #334 allegro

Like others I feel qualms about commenting on what a nasty piece of work Phyllis Schlafly was on the day of her death. Instead, I offer this compliment to her life’s legacy: she made the world a better place today.

That’s what I said, and then I succumbed. You did it much better than I did! Congrats!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:53:23pm

re: #335 Charles Johnson

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It’s hard to tell, though. They’re so reluctant to share their feelings in public.

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austin_blue  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:54:27pm

re: #334 allegro

Like others I feel qualms about commenting on what a nasty piece of work Phyllis Schlafly was on the day of her death. Instead, I offer this compliment to her life’s legacy: she made the world a better place today.

Dammit, Allegro, that scotch I had to wipe off the iMac screen was 14 years old!

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TedStriker  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:54:38pm

re: #334 allegro

Like others I feel qualms about commenting on what a nasty piece of work Phyllis Schlafly was on the day of her death. Instead, I offer this compliment to her life’s legacy: she made the world a better place today.

That’s a damn good backhanded compliment, if I ever heard one.

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jaunte  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:56:14pm
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allegro  Sep 5, 2016 • 8:58:57pm

re: #338 austin_blue

Dammit, Allegro, that scotch I had to wipe off the iMac screen was 14 years old!

Oh no! Not the Scotch! Did anyone see you licking the screen?

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:01:31pm

My town’s power is flickering on and off for no apparent reason. Internet was out for several minutes.

Perhaps if there is such a thing as a soul, it was Mrs. Schlafly’s passing through on her way to Hell.

She should be fortunate that as an atheist I believe in no such place. She is simply dead, just like Antonin Scalia.

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calochortus  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:04:07pm

re: #261 Jenner7

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And that’s why you are unfit for the office you seek, you orange twat.

“Trump said today that he would have left G-20 summit in China over the staircase flap”

Would it have been a shocking breach of protocol if, when asked about staircase incident, Obama had responded along the lines that we shouldn’t embarrass the Chinese, they’re doing the best they can, and it isn’t really important.?

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:06:52pm

re: #344 calochortus

Would it have been a shocking breach of protocol if, when asked about staircase incident, Obama had responded along the lines that we shouldn’t embarrass the Chinese, they’re doing the best they can, and it isn’t really important.?

It’s Ok if You’re a Republican.

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:10:13pm

re: #323 teleskiguy

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What, exactly, does Sarah think it will tell us, I wonder.

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Anymouse  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:11:59pm

Four years ago, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-no longer in Congress because he was too liberal) speaking on Labor Day:

“Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.”

The guy who spent his whole life on a government paycheck or selling his influence.

Wonkette revived an article from a few years ago because Republicans are at it again, praising business for Labor Day.

The comments are all new though, and just as thoroughly snarky.

They have a list of other holidays that conservatives would rename if they could, such as “Woolworth’s Lunch Counter Appreciation Day” for Martin Luther King Day.
wonkette.com

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BeachDem  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:14:10pm

re: #329 jaunte

Ivins

Speaking of which:

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OK—that truly made me want to puke. The sad thing about Trump’s remembrance is that there’s no way he wrote it himself; the sad thing about Cruz’s is he definitely did. Barforama.

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teleskiguy  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:18:23pm

re: #327 teleskiguy

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Decatur Deb  Sep 5, 2016 • 9:22:33pm

Schlafly was human.* RIP.

*Don’t take that for a ringing endorsement.

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IntegralDoc  Sep 6, 2016 • 12:45:49am

re: #350 Decatur Deb

By her own account, and with a little luck, she may be about 2/3 the way to heaven by now.


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