An Amazingly Beautiful Short Film: “Venezia”

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Directed by Oliver Astrologo & Nils Astrologo - fb.com

Much has been made about the wonders of Venice, but few ever venture deep enough across its less touristy, yet still historical hidden places. Beyond hundreds of canals and a diverse architectural style, a secret facet of Venetian life lives on, in which the journey of hand crafting gondola wooden oars and loomed fabrics remains rooted in ancient folk traditions.
This short film uncovers the secrets that have been handed down from father to son and projects you to the Venice that existed 500 years ago, immersing you in the extraordinary craftsmen’s veiled workshops that belong to a long lost era.

This project has been produced in partnership with René Caovilla, the master Venetian shoemaker who has overwhelmed the world with his creations.

This video is a homage to the city of Venice on behalf of René Caovilla - renecaovilla.com

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Filmed by Tommaso Cassinis | Nils Astrologo | Oliver Astrologo
Production assistant Valeria D’Ovidio
Location Manager Matteo Gottardis

Music produced by ZerOKilled Music Inc. - zerokilledmusic.com
Track ”Dream Journey” written by Moon Device
Sound Design by Peter Breaker

Drone Footage licensed from third parties owners.

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Atelier Nicolao
Chiara Bognolo
Claudio Roberto Zavagno
Fondazione Guggenheim Venezia
Forcole Saverio Pastor
Francesco Francavilla
Gaia Diletta Bottacin
Leticia Piacentini
Libreria Acqua Alta
Luigi Bevilacqua Srl
Matteo Gottardis
Palazzo Zenobio
Paolo Brandolisio
Safet Zec
Serena Copertino
Simone Sampo
Tullio Baldin
Virginia Sciacca

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410 comments

1
wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:47:44pm

Che bella!

2
retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:50:22pm

How lovely! And by coincidence, I am re-reading all of Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:52:10pm

re: #2 retired cynic

How lovely! And by coincidence, I am re-reading all of Donna Leon’s Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries.

Hoarding one more unread, too long from her next Spring release.

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:52:39pm

Venice - a city that is even more doomed than New Orleans.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:57:32pm

re: #4 freetoken

Venice - a city that is even more doomed than New Orleans.

Plagues, acqua alta, they’ll just build another miracle church. That’ll work better than Project Moses.

“In 2014, 35 people, including Giorgio Orsoni, the Mayor of Venice, were arrested in Italy on corruption charges in connection with the MOSE Project. Orsoni was accused of receiving illicit funds from the Consorzio Venezia Nuova, the consortium behind the construction of the project, which he then used in his campaign to be elected mayor.[6] There were allegations that 20 million euros in public funds had been sent to foreign bank accounts and used to finance political parties.”

en.wikipedia.org

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:58:57pm

re: #5 Decatur Deb

Not surprising at all, to anyone familiar with Brunetti!

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Decatur Deb  Sep 6, 2016 • 8:59:48pm

re: #6 retired cynic

Not surprising at all, to anyone familiar with Brunetti!

Patta will get to the bottom of this!!

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:01:33pm

re: #7 Decatur Deb

No, he’ll just go out to dinner!

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:01:52pm

Even just a 1 meter sea level rise, which is highly probable before 2150, will do in old Venice:

geology.com

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:02:13pm

Took our cat Felix Strangelet Randomkitty to the vet and spent the whole day there, to address his issue of weight lost (from 25# to 11#) and excessive urination.

Diagnosis: diabetes, cancer, or hyperthyroidism. The doc went into a dissembling statement about how this could be costly to ascertain … my interpretation is she gives this kind of talk for various conditions and the frequent response is $$$??? I can’t afford that; put my pet Fluffy down.

My wife and I told her to go ahead with all the testing.

(Glucose test was 500, normal is 80-120). Testing (and insulin and syringes) was $500.

Felix Randomkitty (now eight years old) will be on insulin shots and special food for the rest of his life. The doc expects that as the insulin levels return to normal, Felix’s weight will return to normal; in his favour is he is just as active as always, so it would seem it was caught in time.
——- ——- ——-
Got back from Scottsbluff with the cat about five minutes before the start of the village board meeting. (I was a few minutes late for the meeting.)

We have a new clerk, who used to work in a city government office. She wants the village to spend tens of thousands of dollars to upgrade computer software for our four or five employees’ pay records.

I objected on the grounds that for that price, we could hire a local accountant to do our books, provide a job, and keep the money in the county. “Create local job” won over “send money to out-of-state software company.”

She’d gone through the list of things the village charges for (garbage, sewer, water, bad cheques, &c) looking to “increase revenue.”

Our village attorney was not at the meeting tonight so I couldn’t weigh in directly on the legality of that, so I went “max socialism” on the new clerk and the rest of the board members. (For example, the village is charged $12 by our bank for a returned cheque, we charge $20, her suggestion on the agenda was to raise that to $40.)

I stood my ground arguing against fee increases for things like cheques, on the grounds the village government should not be profiting from villagers, and we’ve only had one bad cheque in ten years anyway.

On the other hand, the village is losing money on trash disposal, which is also not good; that will be on the agenda next week to raise to cover costs (she’d proposed making money on that too).

I reminded the board that many in our village are elderly and on fixed incomes; our village government should not be preying on them to run it like a for-profit business.

All the proposals to raise fees above what it costs us to administer them went down in defeat.

Another meeting was scheduled for next week because I fouled up our budget with my protests. (I would have done it last month but I was in Canada and missed the meeting.)

Tell me why it is again that Democrats got painted with the “tax and spend” label, when the Republicans seem to be the party of “tax and profit?”

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Lidane  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:04:27pm

*facepalm*

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Decatur Deb  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:05:06pm

re: #9 freetoken

Even just a 1 meter sea level rise, which is highly probable before 2150, will do in old Venice:

geology.com

Needs moar Dillon-Wagoner Graviton Polarity Generators.

13
Lidane  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:05:56pm

*double facepalm*

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:07:33pm

Hillary should nonchalantly bring up Trump’s ear piece during the debate. Then the cameras will zoom in on him.

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:09:09pm

re: #11 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Well, he can ask for such a plan. He isn’t going to get one.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:09:40pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:10:08pm

re: #12 Decatur Deb

Needs moar Dillon-Wagoner Graviton Polarity Generators.

We’ll need those spindizzies to escape from Trumpamerica.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:10:11pm

re: #11 Lidane

*facepalm*

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All the illegals gone in the first hour of office, but tackling ISIS will take a whole month! Sad!

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Joe Bacon  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:13:05pm

What angers me is how the press is always kissing Trump’s ass.

It’s a rerun of 2000 when these same liars were smitten with Dumbya!

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:13:12pm

re: #11 Lidane

*facepalm*

So his big plan to defeat ISIS that he’s been touting is “ask the generals I claim to know more than to come up with a plan”?

Brilliant. Effing brilliant.

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:14:25pm

re: #19 Joe Bacon

What angers me is how the press is always kissing Trump’s ass.

It’s a rerun of 2000 when these same liars were smitten with Dumbya!

Worse. Much worse. W wasn’t pushing what amounts to delusional nazi tactics on steroids. He was just an idiot, if I may be so blunt.

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:23:44pm

re: #21 retired cynic

Guess that was too blunt? //

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:25:16pm

Old Venice with 5ft of sea level rise, likely before 2200:

ss2.climatecentral.org

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:28:17pm

re: #22 retired cynic

Guess that was too blunt? //

Not blunt enough.

I’ve lost the RawStory piece where I saw this, but that stupid CNN poll is looking worse and worse. They have Trump ahead two points, while simultaneously being behind with women by 14 points. There is no mathematical way both those things can be true—but it’ll pull down all the poll aggregators and that was its sole purpose.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:29:57pm

re: #10 Anymouse

Diagnosis: diabetes, cancer, or hyperthyroidism. The doc went into a dissembling statement about how this could be costly to ascertain … my interpretation is she gives this kind of talk for various conditions and the frequent response is $$$??? I can’t afford that; put my pet Fluffy down.

That’s how it was with my recently departed cat. He was going out of the litterbox, and the short answer after having him looked at was “It could be any one of four things, and it will cost you thousands of dollars in tests and invasive surgeries to find out for sure. (Aside: the surgeries might stress him enough to kill him outright) And when we ARE certain, there’s no cure for any of the possibilities anyway.” $600 worth of exam and testing showed nothing unusual in the blood, but his pre-existing heart murmur was worse.

Step 1 was a special “prescription diet” (read: pointlessly expensive cat food), which I declined to pursue after some research - a change to wet simple-ingredient food without starches fixed the butt-related issue and improved the health of both my cats, but about four months later he developed overt symptoms of heart failure, and that’s what did him in eventually.

My vet’s commentary after he died: For cat heart failure, in 85% of cases the first presentation is sudden death. I read elsewhere that the average time between definitive diagnosis and death is five months, which was about how long my little guy made it between showing abdominal breathing and dying rather badly on a Monday night after getting over what I thought was a cold.

I’m glad the problem was diagnosed for less than $1K and it’s great that there’s treatment available. There’s a whole category of kitty killers where the vets just kind of shrug and give you a choice between “do nothing” and “pay half a year’s mortgage payments so we can delay the inevitable if we’re lucky”. I’m glad your kitty’s troubles aren’t in that latter category. :)

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:31:22pm

re: #24 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Not blunt enough.

I’ve lost the RawStory piece where I saw this, but that stupid CNN poll is looking worse and worse. They have Trump ahead two points, while simultaneously being behind with women by 14 points. There is no mathematical way both those things can be true simultaneously—but it’ll pull down all the poll aggregators and that was its sole purpose.

Is that a bad thing, though? I can’t see how injecting a bit of urgency into Hillary supporters translates into anything but motivating them to work just that little bit harder.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:38:01pm

re: #25 Pawn of the Oppressor

That’s how it was with my recently departed cat. He was going out of the litterbox, and the short answer after having him looked at was “It could be any one of four things, and it will cost you thousands of dollars in tests and invasive surgeries to find out for sure. (Aside: the surgeries might stress him enough to kill him outright) And when we ARE certain, there’s no cure for any of the possibilities anyway.” $600 worth of exam and testing showed nothing unusual in the blood, but his pre-existing heart murmur was worse.

Step 1 was a special “prescription diet” (read: pointlessly expensive cat food), which I declined to pursue after some research - a change to wet simple-ingredient food without starches fixed the butt-related issue and improved the health of both my cats, but about four months later he developed overt symptoms of heart failure, and that’s what did him in eventually.

My vet’s commentary after he died: For cat heart failure, in 85% of cases the first presentation is sudden death. I read elsewhere that the average time between definitive diagnosis and death is five months, which was about how long my little guy made it between showing abdominal breathing and dying rather badly on a Monday night after getting over what I thought was a cold.

I’m glad the problem was diagnosed for less than $1K and it’s great that there’s treatment available. There’s a whole category of kitty killers where the vets just kind of shrug and give you a choice between “do nothing” and “pay half a year’s mortgage payments so we can delay the inevitable if we’re lucky”. I’m glad your kitty’s troubles aren’t in that latter category. :)

I’m pretty sure what our Pumpkin had was diabetes. He was drinking and peeing more than usual, and was getting really skinny—but it has been really hot, and he always got super-skinny in the summer. Maybe if it was winter we would have caught it in time, but we can’t afford a diabetic cat—my girlfriend is diabetic, and we can’t afford her. I feel really guilty but we do what we can do—he was just too far gone by this weekend, anyway. Anymouse, I’m really glad Felix Randomkitty will be all right (I hope).

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:38:56pm

OT:

Harry Middleton, one of the last two living LBJ senior staffers, along with Billy Don Moyers, is failing. He was hospitalized to have a pacemaker implanted, but his body’s circuit breakers are pulling themselves to the “off” position. He can no longer get up out of a chair, and was recently moved into full time nursing care at the Westminster retirement facility. He’s 94, and mentally, he’s sharp as a tack.

I’ve known Harry for ten years (She Who Must Be Obeyed has played with his, son, Jim, in two bands continuously over the last decade), and Harry is a hoot, an icon of Texas politicos, and a witness to the political history of this country since entering the Johnson administration in 1967. A veteran of WW II and Korea, a journalist and speechwriter for a President of the United States, and a font of knowledge, he ran the LBJ Library for 31 years.

Here’s his Wiki page: en.wikipedia.org

Jim doesn’t think he’ll last out the year, and I fear he is clear-eyed on this. It’s a damn shame, but he’ll get a lovely obit in the NYT. He’s had a lovely life. He’s a lovely human.

<sigh>

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:43:02pm

A bit of cultural news:

Chinese experts restore 1,400-year-old crown

Chinese archeologists have restored a 1,400-year-old royal crown, which belonged to the wife of Yang Guang, or Emperor Yang of Sui, the second and last monarch of the short-lived Sui Dynasty (581-618).

The crown was unearthed in the tomb of the queen, known as Empress Xiao, in 2012 in Yangzhou, eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.

It is the oldest official crown of a queen ever found in China.

[…]

That Xinhua article doesn’t come with a picture but I believe this is the crown:

ecns.cn

That’s a pretty elaborate headdress… looks like it would do a brain-scan or something.

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:44:40pm

re: #25 Pawn of the Oppressor

Yup. I read up on feline diabetes (though I do not claim to be as knowledgeable as a veterinarian who went to school for this sort of thing).

Feline diabetes is not easily treated with oral drugs: For both canine and feline diabetes the normal choice is insulin.

Unlike humans, things such as eyesight problems and lost limbs are not issues with cats; if the cat’s slave does not catch the problem first (as my wife did with the excessive urination), the usual first presentation of diabetes is death.

With insulin, pretty much every veterinary college (and curiously WebMD which also has an article on feline diabetes) agrees that a cat will live a normal life (aside from insulin shots).

Felix Randomkitty should start putting on weight, which means he will once again be able to knock the wind out of me when he jumps on me in the middle of my sleep.

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:44:48pm

re: #29 freetoken

A bit of cultural news:

Chinese experts restore 1,400-year-old crown

That Xinhua article doesn’t come with a picture but I believe this is the crown:

ecns.cn

That’s a pretty elaborate headdress… looks like it would do a brain-scan or something.

Alien Control Helmet!

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:48:10pm

re: #31 austin_blue

Alien Control Helmet!

Image: original.jpg

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:49:25pm

re: #26 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

Is that a bad thing, though? I can’t see how injecting a bit of urgency into Hillary supporters translates into anything but motivating them to work just that little bit harder.

Promoting bad polling data as if it is good polling data to sell a horse race is bad, both for the voters and for journalism.

The opposite effect could also occur: Trump is surging and there is nothing we can do, so Democratic voters stay home.

A proper response from poll analysts such as Sam Wang and Nate Silver would be to note the glaring flaws in the poll, and warn that unreliable polls would be excluded from their models.

CNN can’t use MH-370 twenty-four hours a day to make money, so they are doing it by corrupting trust in the crucible of democracy. They really should pay a price for it, just as the New York Times trying to Gore Mrs. Clinton should.

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:52:43pm

re: #32 freetoken

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WTF is that? Did women die for their hair during research and testing? Jeez.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:56:31pm

re: #34 austin_blue

WTF is that? Did women die for their hair during research and testing? Jeez.

The early day perm?

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:57:18pm

re: #27 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Maybe if it was winter we would have caught it in time, but we can’t afford a diabetic cat—my girlfriend is diabetic, and we can’t afford her. I feel really guilty but we do what we can do—he was just too far gone by this weekend, anyway. Anymouse, I’m really glad Felix Randomkitty will be all right (I hope).

We spent about three hours with the vet as she went through all the problems and solutions and such. The vet seems to think other than daily insulin shots he will live a normal lifespan for a cat. My wife quipped, “He didn’t give me up for dead when I was diagnosed with diabetes.”

I am sorry about your Pumpkin passed away. I read it here though I could not really offer much other than my condolences on your loss (cats kind of grow on you and their loss is keenly felt).

About twenty years ago I used to keep guinea pigs. The local small animal vet was familiar with me bringing in guinea pigs for checks and whatnot.

One day I called the vet with an emergency: My favourite guinea pig was in labour distress. Not being a midwife, I couldn’t help my guinea pig out.

I rushed her into the vet’s office for emergency Caesarian surgery. After it was over, the vet admitted to me that she’d never done a Caesarian on a guinea pig before and had to read up on it when I was on the way in the office. She waived the fee, and the next day I went home with four guinea pigs.

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:58:37pm

re: #35 Stanley Sea

The early day perm?

The EEGs I have had were not as complicated.

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Alyosha  Sep 6, 2016 • 9:59:58pm

re: #36 Anymouse

Guinea pig beebees are teh cutest!!!

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:00:46pm

re: #36 Anymouse

We spent about three hours with the vet as she went through all the problems and solutions and such. The vet seems to think other than daily insulin shots he will live a normal lifespan for a cat. My wife quipped, “He didn’t give me up for dead when I was diagnosed with diabetes.”

I am sorry about your Pumpkin passed away. I read it here though I could not really offer much other than my condolences on your loss (cats kind of grow on you and their loss is keenly felt).

About twenty years ago I used to keep guinea pigs. The local small animal vet was familiar with me bringing in guinea pigs for checks and whatnot.

One day I called the vet with an emergency: My favourite guinea pig was in labour distress. Not being a midwife, I couldn’t help my guinea pig out.

I rushed her into the vet’s office for emergency Caesarian surgery. After it was over, the vet admitted to me that she’d never done a Caesarian on a guinea pig before and had to read up on it when I was on the way in the office. She waived the fee, and the next day I went home with four guinea pigs.

In Peru, them’s food. Good eatin’!

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:01:04pm

re: #38 Alyosha

Guinea pig beebees are teh cutest!!!

They’re like having a popcorn popper without popcorn.

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:03:22pm

re: #38 Alyosha

Guinea pig beebees are teh cutest!!!

There I was, worriedly walking outside the waiting room outside, back and forth in the parking lot, chain smoking cigarettes, while the doc feverishly worked from a book.

Suddenly, the door bursts open, Congratulations, Dad! You have triplets! /s

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:10:06pm

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:16:56pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

So Sorry!

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:18:06pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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My deepest sympathies. Father figures are hard to find (inevitably, they find you), and even harder to lose.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:21:13pm

re: #38 Alyosha

Guinea pig beebees are teh cutest!!!

Live tribbles:

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:21:55pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:25:06pm

Weird news days this Labor Day and afterwards.

I think the US news cycle has been so traumatized by Drumpfskind that real news, world and domestic, now doesn’t seem like news.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:25:24pm

re: #37 Anymouse

The EEGs I have had were not as complicated.

Why does that picture remind me of The Brain that Wouldn’t Die?

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:26:23pm

I’ve been checking this website *daily* for about 12 years now. What have I done with my life?

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freetoken  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:28:07pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

Either it’s simply me getting older, or it’s my consumption of online material, but the years are getting harder to differentiate.

Perhaps instant information from everywhere is making us atemporal?

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:32:30pm

re: #50 freetoken

Either it’s simply me getting older, or it’s my consumption of online material, but the years are getting harder to differentiate.

Perhaps instant information from everywhere is making us atemporal?

I dunno, but it’s well after midnight here, and I think I need to call it a day. And stop playing computer solitaire. :<

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:33:55pm

re: #51 retired cynic

I dunno, but it’s well after midnight here, and I think I need to call it a day. And stop playing computer solitaire. :<

So you’re in the future, eh? Got some stock quotes or the winners in a racing form?

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retired cynic  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:34:57pm

re: #52 Anymouse

So you’re in the future, eh? Got some stock quotes or the winners in a racing form?

Absolutely not. If I did, you’d be well advised to go short on my advice!

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:36:10pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:39:33pm

The Soyuz TMA-20M space capsule is seen landing with NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin on the steppe of Kazakhstan, Sept. 6, 2016.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:51:48pm

re: #29 freetoken

A bit of cultural news:

Chinese experts restore 1,400-year-old crown

That Xinhua article doesn’t come with a picture but I believe this is the crown:

ecns.cn

That’s a pretty elaborate headdress… looks like it would do a brain-scan or something.

Hmm, looks familiar…

I guess now we know when that train went.

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austin_blue  Sep 6, 2016 • 10:54:51pm

re: #55 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Man, I’ve always held my breath on those Russian surface landings. Retro rockets just before touchdown? Nononono.

Give me a nice aircraft carrier off the coast of Hawaii with lots of helicopters.

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:00:10pm

ITT Tech shut down by the Federal government, closing over one hundred campuses and stranding forty thousand students.

theindychannel.com

ittesi.com (school’s statement it will not be opening this quarter and is shutting down)

The statement from ITT is certainly self-serving. For example, it calls the government’s action “unconstitutional” as they claim the government did not allow for due process.

If they actually thought that (it was unconstitutional), they wouldn’t be shuttering, they would be screaming from the rooftops about rights and bringing a massive lawsuit.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:10:28pm

re: #58 Anymouse

ITT Tech shut down by the Federal government, closing over one hundred campuses and stranding forty thousand students.

theindychannel.com

ittesi.com (school’s statement it will not be opening this quarter and is shutting down)

A family member signed up for classes at ITT Tech several years ago. They promised him a career in IT, despite his poor school record and learning disabilities. All he got was some do-nothing classes and a huge tuition bill.

The schools, AFAIK, had nothing to do with the firm ITT. If they’re gone, then good riddance.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:14:10pm

re: #59 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

A family member signed up for classes at ITT Tech several years ago. They promised him a career in IT, despite his poor school record and learning disabilities. All he got was some do-nothing classes and a huge tuition bill.

The schools, AFAIK, had nothing to do with the firm ITT. If they’re gone, then good riddance.

I want the whole concept of for-profit “universities” (and charter schools) to die an immediate (yet somehow also prolonged), painful death. (Painful for their promoters, that is.)

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:19:33pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:25:02pm

re: #60 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I want the whole concept of for-profit “universities” (and charter schools) to die an immediate (yet somehow also prolonged), painful death. (Painful for their promoters, that is.)

My wife tells me an anecdotal story of ITT taking money from the Veterans Administration and teaching things that are not useful.

An article on veterans in the lurch, 6,800.
indystar.com

Under the current GI Bill, you have thirty-six months of benefits. The law makes no accommodation if your school closes (thus if you are set back, you’ve lost your benefit).

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:25:35pm

re: #60 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I want the whole concept of for-profit “universities” (and charter schools) to die an immediate (yet somehow also prolonged), painful death. (Painful for their promoters, that is.)

For-profit schools are counter-productive, because the operators generally care more about making money than educating the students. Charter schools, for the most part, are not better than, and sometimes worse than public schools, for much the same reasons. The KIPP academies have a good reputation, though, and there are a few (a few!) other charter schools that are not money-making scams by their operators.

Charter schools are mostly a smokescreen for people who want “those people” away from their children, but can’t afford private schools, and for people who want to gut public education, so they use the charters as a wedge.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:29:22pm

re: #45 Shiplord Kirel

Live tribbles:

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I KNOW! They’re born eyes open, with all their fur, running around, etc.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:32:10pm

re: #64 Blind Frog Belly White

I KNOW! They’re born eyes open, with all their fur, running around, etc.

And if you feed them, they produce more of their kind!

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:36:49pm

re: #58 Anymouse

I saw this regarding the closure of ITT Tech:

Students also wrote to Gizmodo, saying they were scared about their future. For example, we received this message on Friday, after our story was published. Here’s what the individual said:

I am a current student at ITT. Went to campus today to study and was kicked out. The dean stated they were closing campus early for the holiday. I sat in the parking lot and watched staff go in and clear out personal affects. Boxes, shopping bags full of things. One instructor brought lunch to campus and several people just left upset. Word is some people were let go to save money towards the 100 million the school has to put in escrow to stay open, other rumor is its prep for the shut down. Not sure what’s happening and have tried calling the CEO of corporate to get answers because I am one of several students that are suppose to graduate 9/29. Scared to death we won’t get to before graduation.

gizmodo.com

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:39:45pm

re: #66 Dr Lizardo

More on the veteran problem with ITT:

stripes.com (goes to Stars and Stripes with military details of the closure)

ITT provided a list of schools with transfer agreements, according to an email sent out to students Tuesday and obtained by Stars and Stripes, though the focus on schools similar to ITT concerned Wofford.

Some of the schools listed are “pretty bad for-profit colleges under law enforcement investigation and are on shaky financial ground like ITT,” she said. “It will send students into the same problems they have now.”

VES has advised veterans attending ITT and other troubled for-profits to transfer to community colleges, Wofford said, where the lower tuition cost will be helpful for students who have used up their GI Bill.

military.com (goes to Military. com for veteran details)

In 2015, some 12,500 vets attended the school. A total of 6,842 GI Bill recipients — veterans or their dependents — attend ITT Tech or planned to do so during an upcoming term, according to a recent email from Terry Jemison, a spokesperson for the VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration, which oversees the educational program.

Revenue at the school has been dropping in recent years amid multiple government investigations into its parent company, ITT Educational Services Inc.

The company is being investigated by more than a dozen state agencies, and two federal agencies for various charges ranging from recruiting fraud to steering students to predatory in-house student loans. In 2015, the cost of obtaining a degree at an ITT Tech campus ranged from nearly $40,000 to more than $90,000.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:46:11pm

The whole idea of attending a college run by its parent company sounds so fucked up to me. These institutions are typically little more than whores for student loan money.

I hope the Government agrees to forgive some of the loans but how much you want to bet those GOP assholes will try and put a stop to that?

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teleskiguy  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:51:34pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

These institutions are typically little more than whores for student loan money.

I hope the Government agrees to forgive some of the loans but how much you want to bet those GOP assholes will try and put a stop to that?

DeVry, ITT, you-name-it … It’s a horrible scam.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:55:48pm

re: #69 teleskiguy

DeVry, ITT, you-name-it … It’s a horrible scam.

The guys who used to advertise on matchbook covers?

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Anymouse  Sep 6, 2016 • 11:56:52pm

re: #69 teleskiguy

DeVry, ITT, you-name-it … It’s a horrible scam.

My wife got her Information Technology degree from DeVry. (She thought the school was ok. She also went to the University of Florida for Business Administration.)

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:01:01am

re: #55 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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…Ow.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:01:18am

re: #71 Anymouse

My wife got her Information Technology degree from DeVry. (She thought the school was ok. She also went to the University of Florida for Business Administration.)

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I got my computer electronics training at Control Data Institute in 1975. It lead to a career in traffic control computer systems.

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teleskiguy  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:02:28am

re: #71 Anymouse

It is what it is. Your wife sounds smarter than you. You’re a lucky guy, You found someone to argue with until the end of time. I envy you.

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:04:26am

Sigh…
I went to ITT for a bit.
Guess where most of my debt came from?

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:10:50am

re: #74 teleskiguy

It is what it is. Your wife sounds smarter than you. You’re a lucky guy, You found someone to argue with until the end of time. I envy you.

I suspect she is smarter, though she claims otherwise

I did not get the benefit of college; when I took the VA’s placement test after the Navy detected my epilepsy, the VA determined what I would be suited for, then said I was unemployable and my college benefits were revoked. (They could have just done the “unemployable” part first, rather than getting me fired up for school.) Under the law, the VA will not even pay for barber school with an “unemployable” rating.

We do love mud wrestling with political arguments. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:20:07am

re: #76 Anymouse

We do love mud wrestling with political arguments. /s

Could not imagine being together with a partner with whom I could not have interesting conversations.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:25:41am

Kevin McCarthy arguing Hillary Clinton lied to Congress:
huffingtonpost.com;

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:26:18am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could not imagine being together with a partner with whom I could not have interesting conversations.

All our neighbours know our political positions (::

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:35:55am

re: #75 Varek Raith

Sigh…
I went to ITT for a bit.
Guess where most of my debt came from?

Wagering on emu races?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:38:51am

re: #80 Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)

Wagering on emu races?

24/7 sushi delivery?

(I once heard a story of a woman who went bankrupt over her love of sushi)

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:11:49am
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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:17:55am

My wife is forcing me to endure Plan 9 from Outer Space narrated by Rifftrax (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAA)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:29:15am

re: #83 Anymouse

My wife is forcing me to endure Plan 9 from Outer Space narrated by Rifftrax (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAA)

Dunno what the Rifftrax thing is about, but Plan 9 is awesomely awful. Have you ever seen the Johnny Depp film Ed Wood?

The background is even crazier than the film itself.

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:31:28am

re: #83 Anymouse

My wife is forcing me to endure Plan 9 from Outer Space narrated by Rifftrax (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAA)

This man wasn’t killed, he was murdered!

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:33:32am

re: #59 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

A family member signed up for classes at ITT Tech several years ago. They promised him a career in IT, despite his poor school record and learning disabilities. All he got was some do-nothing classes and a huge tuition bill.

The schools, AFAIK, had nothing to do with the firm ITT. If they’re gone, then good riddance.

For-profit schools are primarily massive scams.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:37:15am

re: #86 Big Beautiful Door

For-profit schools are primarily massive scams.

I am not for banning public funding (even indirectly through scholarships or vouchers) for for-profit schools, but they need to be subjected to much higher levels of scrutiny and transparency.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:41:32am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not for banning public funding (even indirectly through scholarships or vouchers) for for-profit schools, but they need to be subjected to much higher levels of scrutiny and transparency.

If we redirected all public funding to public schools, they could be tuition free.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 1:44:16am

re: #88 Big Beautiful Door

If we redirected all public funding to public schools, they could be tuition free.

But Public schools have to teach a secular, socialistic, politically correct view of the world and society that is not in keeping with Biblical Truth.

/

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:01:05am

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

Dunno what the Rifftrax thing is about, but Plan 9 is awesomely awful. Have you ever seen the Johnny Depp film Ed Wood?

The background is even crazier than the film itself.

Ed Wood is, IMHO, Tim Burton’s best film and Johnny Depp’s finest hour. The ultimate collaboration between the two. And a magnificent performance from Martin Landau to boot.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:02:00am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Ed Wood is, IMHO, Tim Burton’s best film and Johnny Depp’s finest hour. The ultimate collaboration between the two. And a magnificent performance from Martin Landau to boot.

And yes, I guess the guy was every bit as whack as his movies reflected…

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:02:05am

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

Dunno what the Rifftrax thing is about, but Plan 9 is awesomely awful. Have you ever seen the Johnny Depp film Ed Wood?

The background is even crazier than the film itself.

Rifftrax is something like MST3K except its two other guys. I am not familiar with Ed Wood.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:03:40am

re: #92 Anymouse

Rifftrax is something like MST3K except its two other guys. I am not familiar with Ed Wood.

Our idea of fun was to get stoned and riff on bad horror and sci-fi movies like MST3K, which is why I never got much out of watching the latter.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:04:18am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Ed Wood is, IMHO, Tim Burton’s best film and Johnny Depp’s finest hour. The ultimate collaboration between the two. And a magnificent performance from Martin Landau to boot.

Landau’s uncanny portrayal of Bela Lugosi was one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema. It’s ironic that it was part of a movie about one of the worst movie-makers ever.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:07:27am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not for banning public funding (even indirectly through scholarships or vouchers) for for-profit schools, but they need to be subjected to much higher levels of scrutiny and transparency.

Every dollar that goes into not education (profit and dividends) is a dollar not spent on the requirements of education (students and teacher).

One of the arguments of Libertarians is that business can do things more efficiently than government. (They then hold out their hands for government money.) The same argument could be reversed (subject government schooling to greater oversight.)

Education benefits the whole society, therefore the whole society should pay for it. Most of the history of private schooling in the USA has been to segregate groups of people (“us” from “them”). I see no reason why society should help groups of religious people, rich people, bigots, or any other group pay for their self-enforced segregation (particularly if a capitalist or religious model of education is supposedly so good.)

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:08:09am

re: #94 Shiplord Kirel

Landau’s uncanny portrayal of Bela Lugosi was one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema. It’s ironic that it was part of a movie about one of the worst movie-makers ever.

Definitely, and a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. I grew up watching Mr. Landau on repeats of Space: 1999, and it was nice to see him get recognition for his talent.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:11:03am

re: #92 Anymouse

Rifftrax is something like MST3K except its two other guys. I am not familiar with Ed Wood.

Rifftrax is crewed by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett from the last three seasons of the old MST3K series. It started out as something Mike did alone, then he got Kevin to join him, and finally Bill joined up so it’s the original three riffing like the old days.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:21:55am

re: #97 Targetpractice

Rifftrax is crewed by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett from the last three seasons of the old MST3K series. It started out as something Mike did alone, then he got Kevin to join him, and finally Bill joined up so it’s the original three riffing like the old days.

Thanks. Plan 9 is still an awful movie in a wonderful way.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:23:53am

re: #98 Anymouse

Thanks. Plan 9 is still an awful movie in a wonderful way.

Heh. Check out Ed Wood if you have the time; it’s a damned good film and definitely worth watching. Personally, I’m not a huge Tim Burton fan (he’s hit and miss in my book) but Ed Wood is one film of his that I enthusiastically recommend.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:23:59am

Is there a replacement for donotlink?

Wingnuts don’t want a lame-duck session of Congress, because of course they don’t:

Over 100 conservative leaders call for “true accountability” and for Congress not to hold a lame-duck session after the November elections.

“Congress must not provide President Obama with an additional opportunity to enact his agenda of progressive social engineering programs and job-killing economic policies before he leaves office. A lame-duck session would be his swan song: He can be expected to leave no arm untwisted, no threat unmade, no quid un-quod, to get his dream-policies enacted, his liberal judges confirmed, and his international agreements approved,” states a memo from the Conservative Action Project, founded in 2008 by many conservative leaders.

A lame-duck session of Congress happens when Congress reconvenes after November elections to consider items of business. This occurs after the election of successors, but before the new term starts. This particular lame-duck session will also occur before a new president takes office.

(If you want the link, just Google the first paragraph and the source is the first result.)

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:26:16am

re: #100 Timothy Watson

Is there a replacement for donotlink?

Wingnuts don’t want a lame-duck session of Congress, because of course they don’t:

(If you want the link, just Google the first paragraph and the source is the first result.)

How convenient. It also leaves no budget passed, and no zika bill.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:31:55am

re: #100 Timothy Watson

Is there a replacement for donotlink?

Wingnuts don’t want a lame-duck session of Congress, because of course they don’t:

(If you want the link, just Google the first paragraph and the source is the first result.)

Because nothing says “Sore losers” like just sitting on your hands for two months in the hope that the damage done will reflect poorly on the outgoing president and the incoming administration.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:34:41am

Do Not Link can be achieved with an HTML attribute.

Goes to Wikipedia Section of the No Follow attribute - this link is constructed using it

(includes instruction line on how to construct the HTML Link

Introduction and support

Google announced in early 2005 that hyperlinks with rel=”nofollow”[4] would not influence the link target’s PageRank. In addition, the Yahoo and Bing search engines also respect this attribute value.

Google literally follows the command.
Yahoo, Bing, Baidu, and Ask do not rank pages based on the command.

There is more at the Wikipedia link.

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Lancelot Link  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:36:34am

I’m a shameless bad-movie apologist, and Plan Nine is one of my favorites.
More and more I find myself quoting it…”Because all you of Earth….are IDIOTS!”

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:37:10am

re: #90 Dr Lizardo

Ed Wood is, IMHO, Tim Burton’s best film and Johnny Depp’s finest hour.

No love for “Dead Man”?

…STUPID FUCKING WHITE MAN…

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:39:52am

re: #102 Targetpractice

Because nothing says “Sore losers” like just sitting on your hands for two months in the hope that the damage done will reflect poorly on the outgoing president and the incoming administration.

And Congress was “too busy” to take up any bill dealing with gun control. When you’re only in session 111 days a year, I guess you’re always “too busy” to do anything productive.

But I guess that isn’t enough for the RWNJs, they want to knock it down to even less.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:42:34am

re: #95 Anymouse

One of the arguments of Libertarians is that business can do things more efficiently than government.

For certain values of “efficiency”. Like, say, producing the largest number of widget X from a ton of material. On the other hand, there’s like 300 competing brands of dish detergent, all essentially interchangeable. Ain’t no way to spin that as “efficient “.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:44:03am

re: #104 Lancelot Link

I’m a shameless bad-movie apologist, and Plan Nine is one of my favorites.
More and more I find myself quoting it…”Because all you of Earth….are IDIOTS!”

My mother sent a list of her one hundred favourite bad movies of all time, which is how I found out about “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.”

Until she sent that list, I was unaware she liked bad movies so much (though she is a huge fan of “Get Smart” and wants me to bring my entire DVD set next time I visit).

For the last few hours, Felix Randomkitty, after slugging down a whole can of cat food and getting his first insulin shot, has been sleeping on top of a case of cat food cans (so I can’t take them away from him apparently).

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:45:03am

re: #108 Anymouse

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.

*Adds to list

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:46:12am

re: #109 Varek Raith

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death.

*Adds to list

That should be “of the Avocado Jungle of Death”
No it shouldn’t I had it right the first time (checked VHS box)

Bill Mahar’s great cinematic debut. Also his last as far as I know as a lead actor. He will occasionally make fun of it on his show “Real Time,” though I never got the joke until my mother sent me that list (she is smarter than me).

The film is about radical feminism. Really radical feminism, and the Army’s attempt to stop it. It is an unmitigated disaster, which makes it so funny.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 3:02:17am

Republicans stick a defund Planned Parenthood amendment on the Senate bill to fund Zika research at a considerably lower level than the President requested, Democrats blocked the bill.

bbc.com

This might be part of the reason that the Republicans are arguing there should be no lame duck session: They want to play chicken with the Democrats over the zika bill (pass it now or else).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 3:43:22am

re: #111 Anymouse

Republicans stick a defund Planned Parenthood amendment on the Senate bill to fund Zika research at a considerably lower level than the President requested, Democrats blocked the bill.

bbc.com

This might be part of the reason that the Republicans are arguing there should be no lame duck session: They want to play chicken with the Democrats over the zika bill (pass it now or else).

Zika is scary because the most rational measures, namely improved access to abortion and contraception for women at risk, are going to be fought tooth and nail by the GOP.

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Lidane  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:32:28am

That sound you hear is Republican heads exploding:

The Dallas Morning News has been a Republican stalwart for decades. The last time they endorsed a Democrat was before WW2.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:34:15am

LOLOL!!!!

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Lidane  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:36:14am

Also:

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:37:03am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:47:37am

They can’t be serious….. I’ll burn my 5 down and go to a different model. I swear, Apple is a turd.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:50:53am

Ugh. I went to the break room to put my lunch in the fridge and they had Fox News on the TV and the chyron was going HILLARY IN HOT WATER: PUSH FOR A NEW E-MAIL INVESTIGATION.

They didn’t find anything the first time SO LET’S INVESTIGATE AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL WE FIND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT THE WITCH TURNED INTO NEWTS WHO DIDN’T GET BETTER!!!!!!!

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:52:36am

So after months of bitching that polls were “skewed,” MSNBC points out that CNN’s poll was weighted to get the result they wanted and the wingnuts go apeshit.

My surprise, etc.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:57:30am

re: #117 Dave In Austin

One of the stupidest things ever written by a reporter:

Bluetooth headphones are making headway. In June, sales of Bluetooth headsets brought in more revenue than non-Bluetooth for the first time, according to NPD.

Uh, maybe because the Bluetooth headsets cost more?

If you’re going to write on tech, you should at least understand what “revenue” means.

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 4:59:54am

re: #120 Timothy Watson

One of the stupidest things ever written by a reporter:

Uh, maybe because the Bluetooth headsets cost more?

If you’re going to write on tech, you should at least understand what “revenue” means.

indeed.
Show me ‘units sold’ then we’ll talk.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:03:54am

re: #120 Timothy Watson

re: #121 Varek Raith

I have a set of BT plugs that I use the heck out of, especially when fishing. Love them, but I also have a set of corded Bose NC headphones that get almost as much use. Bullshit.

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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:05:18am

Not that it matters.
I can’t use headphones anymore.
:(

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Dave In Austin  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:07:31am

re: #123 Varek Raith

I prolly shouldn’t considering my past noise history.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:07:48am

re: #112 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Zika is scary because the most rational measures, namely improved access to abortion and contraception for women at risk, are going to be fought tooth and nail by the GOP.

And the so-called pro-life movement is not actually opposed to abortion, they are opposed to sex outside of how they define it should be conducted. Hence, they are opposed to contraception.

Phyllis Schlafly only recently came out in opposition to Griswold v Connecticut, a number of Republicans also have (in their view, the case was decided wrong by an “activist court” or against “pro-life” principals - death penalty a-okay though).

re: #117 Dave In Austin

They can’t be serious….. I’ll burn my 5 down and go to a different model. I swear, Apple is a turd.

I’ll stick to my dial telephone. It doesn’t have a headphone jack either (though I suppose I could put one in it).

re: #119 Targetpractice

So after months of bitching that polls were “skewed,” MSNBC points out that CNN’s poll was weighted to get the result they wanted and the wingnuts go apeshit.

My surprise, etc.

CNN unskewing polls for the GOP, because that would require being able to do math (wrong) to do, and they apparently can’t even do that.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:09:14am

re: #120 Timothy Watson

One of the stupidest things ever written by a reporter:

Uh, maybe because the Bluetooth headsets cost more?

If you’re going to write on tech, you should at least understand what “revenue” means.

If you are going to write on “capitalism” you should understand what “revenue” means.

Polling grocery stores indicated that T-bone and Porterhouse stakes brought in more revenue than hamburger and ribs.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:11:24am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Asking the Defense Department to come up with a plan isn’t a plan Donald Trump. That’s simply asking them to do what they’ve been doing all along - updating/modifying existing plans, offering alternatives, and then the President chooses from the various options presented.

But Trump would know that if he bothered to pay attention in his security briefings.

His supporters wont care though. They think he’s coming down from Sinai with a new plan that will defeat IS (and ignore that the current plan/operations have significantly reduced IS control on the map, and that further reductions can occur based on how we interact with Assad, Russia, Turkey, and Iraq, which remain areas of operation for IS). It isn’t as though we can simply carpet bomb or nuke IS to eliminate the problem, not when they remain embedded in civilian populations, or have lone wolf cells elsewhere.

Trump simply doesn’t have a plan. Only the platitudes of offering up vaporware.

Oh, and greets and saluts from the NYC metro area!

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:13:27am

re: #120 Timothy Watson

What if blue tooth headsets are loss leaders?

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:16:08am

re: #112 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And the WHO has now suggested that anyone engaging in intercourse in Zika-affected regions wait 6 months before considering getting pregnant. That’s a significant increase in wait-time.

If you or your sexual partner are traveling to an area where Zika is circulating, you should abstain or carefully use safe sex measures for a full six months after you return, the World Health Organization announced today, even if Zika is not present in your home community.

The new recommendations apply to both men and women, and should be followed even if neither of the partners have shown symptoms of Zika and regardless of whether they are trying to conceive or not. Common symptoms of a Zika infection include rash, fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, and on occasion red eyes that appear similar to conjunctivitis.

This is a huge change to the WHO’s prior guidance in June, which only applied to men who were not showing symptoms, and suggested abstaining or practicing safe sex for a mere eight weeks after travel to an area where Zika is currently circulating.

Considering that Zika is apparently circulating in parts of Florida, these recommendations now apply to parts of the continental US, and anyone visiting there ought to take them into consideration.

The GOP, however, wont. They’ll continue to push poison pill provisions in the Zika funding bills and then blame Democrats when they call the GOP on their BS.

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Trumpia est omnis divisa in duo calathi(Sophist)  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:16:09am

re: #123 Varek Raith

Not that it matters.
I can’t use headphones anymore.
:(

Not since you lost your head in a poker game?

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:22:14am

re: #129 lawhawk

And Planned Parenthood and other organisations like it are singularly well-positioned to give sexual education, contraceptives and education in their use, and even education on how to avoid contact (yes, PP will discuss abstinence if that is what the client wishes).

The GOP wants abstinence-only education in schools, restricting or banning contraception (there is a privately-owned pharmacy here in Sidney, Nebr. that refuses to sell any contraception because God, we use the science-based privately-owned one in Bridgeport for all our business). They want Roe v Wade revisited, Griswold v Connecticut revisited, and slut-shame any woman that thinks otherwise.

A pox on the GOP and its anti-science.

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jeffreyw  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:25:00am

Flickr


Good morning!

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Alyosha  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:27:01am

re: #132 jeffreyw

SALAD!?

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:34:10am
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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:40:24am

re: #134 lawhawk

We are all now Nathan Johnson. /s

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Mike Lamb  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:45:16am

Saying that he’d ask for a 3p day plan to defeat to ISIS reminds me of the scene in Something About Mary where Stiller picks up the hitchhiker whose big idea is 7 minute abs. If Drumpf came up with this “idea” during primary season, I have zero doubt those idiots would have bid it down to a 1 day plan.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:45:17am

re: #127 lawhawk

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Asking the Defense Department to come up with a plan isn’t a plan Donald Trump. That’s simply asking them to do what they’ve been doing all along - updating/modifying existing plans, offering alternatives, and then the President chooses from the various options presented.

But Trump would know that if he bothered to pay attention in his security briefings.

His supporters wont care though. They think he’s coming down from Sinai with a new plan that will defeat IS (and ignore that the current plan/operations have significantly reduced IS control on the map, and that further reductions can occur based on how we interact with Assad, Russia, Turkey, and Iraq, which remain areas of operation for IS). It isn’t as though we can simply carpet bomb or nuke IS to eliminate the problem, not when they remain embedded in civilian populations, or have lone wolf cells elsewhere.

Trump simply doesn’t have a plan. Only the platitudes of offering up vaporware.

Oh, and greets and saluts from the NYC metro area!

Reminds me of an episode of Archer:

“You said you had a plan!”
“My plan is to crowd source a plan.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:50:59am

re: #113 Lidane

That sound you hear is Republican heads exploding:

The Dallas Morning News has been a Republican stalwart for decades. The last time they endorsed a Democrat was before WW2.

Next will be a series of exposés on the DMN about how they have been secretly bought up by Iran or taken over by militant lesbian farmers or the like…

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:51:34am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Reminds me of an episode of Archer:

“You said you had a plan!”
“My plan is to crowd source a plan.”

Archer can explain the entire election, and Trump in particular. Just remember, we’re flying into the Danger Zone.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:52:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:54:22am

re: #125 Anymouse

And the so-called pro-life movement is not actually opposed to abortion, they are opposed to sex outside of how they define it should be conducted. Hence, they are opposed to contraception.

They are not just opposed to Planned Parenthood, they are opposed to the concept of planning parenthood by any means other than the rhythm method with your legally married opposite-sex spouse. Who stays at home and raises kids and keeps house full-time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:56:10am

re: #127 lawhawk

That’s not a plan, Donald Trump. That’s vaporware. It shows you lack any understanding of what US has been doing, or will continue to do.

It is not even vaporware, it is just pandering and assuming that the US does not have a plan to deal with ISIS.

Or that it has been generally successful at combating ISIS.

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jeffreyw  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:58:13am

re: #133 Alyosha

SALAD!?

Yes! A tasty meat salad. Pork and hominy in a savory broth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:58:28am

re: #134 lawhawk

This, via Daniel Strauss, is hysterical: Independent candidate appears to have accidentally picked a running mate

Anybody here recall Lyndon LaRouche?

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nines09  Sep 7, 2016 • 5:58:31am

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:06:03am

re: #141 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are not just opposed to Planned Parenthood, they are opposed to the concept of planning parenthood by any means other than the rhythm method with your legally married opposite-sex spouse. Who stays at home and raises kids and keeps house full-time.

Well not entirely, it’s rhythm method or “don’t fuck.” The idea that a person, married or unmarried, could derive any pleasure from sex is totally wrong in their eyes. If you’re pregnant and you didn’t intend to be pregnant, then it’s a punishment for your sinful ways, a punishment that is in actuality a blessing which is why you cannot seek to end the pregnancy with an abortion.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:06:11am

Was taking the trash out and saw this softball sized beauty staring back at me from the corner of my yard…only planted the seedlings five months ago. Wasn’t expecting them to flower until next year.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:08:25am

re: #147 darthstar

Was taking the trash out and saw this softball sized beauty staring back at me from the corner of my yard…only planted the seedlings five months ago. Wasn’t expecting them to flower until next year.

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I can’t wait until California votes to legalize recreational marijuana. I’m going to grow some monster buds…just because.

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:08:59am

re: #127 lawhawk

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Asking the Defense Department to come up with a plan isn’t a plan Donald Trump. That’s simply asking them to do what they’ve been doing all along - updating/modifying existing plans, offering alternatives, and then the President chooses from the various options presented.

But Trump would know that if he bothered to pay attention in his security briefings.

His supporters wont care though. They think he’s coming down from Sinai with a new plan that will defeat IS (and ignore that the current plan/operations have significantly reduced IS control on the map, and that further reductions can occur based on how we interact with Assad, Russia, Turkey, and Iraq, which remain areas of operation for IS). It isn’t as though we can simply carpet bomb or nuke IS to eliminate the problem, not when they remain embedded in civilian populations, or have lone wolf cells elsewhere.

Trump simply doesn’t have a plan. Only the platitudes of offering up vaporware.

Oh, and greets and saluts from the NYC metro area!

I can’t find it now, but The Rude Pundit outlined how president Trump would turn things around immediately - he’d continue doing exactly what Obama’s been doing, and instead of telling everyone what a disaster it is he’ll just start talking about how great things are going.

No need to update the plan. Just update the pitch. And I bet it would work.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:10:14am

re: #146 Targetpractice

Well not entirely, it’s rhythm method or “don’t fuck.” The idea that a person, married or unmarried, could derive any pleasure from sex is totally wrong in their eyes. If you’re pregnant and you didn’t intend to be pregnant, then it’s a punishment for your sinful ways, a punishment that is in actuality a blessing which is why you cannot seek to end the pregnancy with an abortion.

Yes, the sub-text to the Biblical story of Eden is that Eve was the one who seduced Adam into having sex for pleasure and not just for procreative purposes (in the dark and in missionary position only).

And for that, mankind was punished…

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:11:19am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Next will be a series of exposés on the DMN about how they have been secretly bought up by Iran or taken over by militant lesbian farmers or the like…

We won’t give up our lesbian farmers and ranchers here in the Nebraska Panhandle without a fight. They will have to take them over our cold, dead scissors. /s

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:11:53am

re: #149 makeitstop

I can’t find it now, but The Rude Pundit outlined how president Trump would turn things around immediately - he’d continue doing exactly what Obama’s been doing, and instead of telling everyone what a disaster it is he’ll just talking about how great things are going.

No need to update the plan. Just update the pitch. And I bet it wold work.

Of course it would. After years of insisting that nothing’s happening to stop IS, the GOP would spin around and credit the success in pushing them back all to the “new” leadership. Gone would be all the talk about how badly the effort is going, replaced with daily declarations about how we’re beating them back and retaking areas that were “lost” to the invading hordes by the Obama administration. We’d be told about how happy the military is to be under a leader who “supports” them and are doing everything to end the threat of “radical Islam.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:12:29am

re: #151 Anymouse

We won’t give up our lesbian farmers and ranchers here in the Nebraska Panhandle without a fight. They will have to take them over our cold, dead scissors. /s

scissors? hell, these cornhusker lesbians have thighs like garden shears!!!

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:13:33am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, the sub-text to the Biblical story of Eden is that Eve was the one who seduced Adam into having sex for pleasure and not just for procreative purposes (in the dark and in missionary position only).

And for that, mankind was punished…

After Adam pitched Lilith for various reasons, including what amounts to sexual equality.

en.wikipedia.org

(The painting in Wikipedia is my desktop on my Windows XP computer, which is also named Lilith)

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:16:14am

re: #152 Targetpractice

Of course it would. After years of insisting that nothing’s happening to stop IS, the GOP would spin around and credit the success in pushing them back all to the “new” leadership. Gone would be all the talk about how badly the effort is going, replaced with daily declarations about how we’re beating them back and retaking areas that were “lost” to the invading hordes by the Obama administration. We’d be told about how happy the military is to be under a leader who “supports” them and are doing everything to end the threat of “radical Islam.”

And we’d probably be treated to the return of daily briefings, with plenty of videos of things blowing up. And each and every explosion would result in the death of a high-ranking Daesh member.

Hell, he could get Ailes to direct, and come up with a great graphics package. Maybe even put it on in prime time. The ratings would be yooooge, believe me.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:19:11am

re: #155 makeitstop

I wonder if this “Trump TV” idea that is floating around will be as successful as “Sarah TV.” We can hope.

Sarah Palin grifting from conservatives meant for every dollar sent to her, one was not sent to a GOP candidate; they eat their own.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:21:55am

re: #156 Anymouse

I wonder if this “Trump TV” idea that is floating around will be as successful as “Sarah TV.” We can hope.

Sarah Palin grifting from conservatives meant for every dollar sent to her, one was not sent to a GOP candidate; they eat their own.

It will be, that is his natural element. He will overshadow Fox and CNN with news, commentary and reality TV shows as the Voice of True American Conservatism and usher in the Great Idiocracy.

Ow! My Balls!!!

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:26:33am

re: #156 Anymouse

I wonder if this “Trump TV” idea that is floating around will be as successful as “Sarah TV.” We can hope.

Sarah Palin grifting from conservatives meant for every dollar sent to her, one was not sent to a GOP candidate; they eat their own.

The difference is he won’t do a web-based channel - too small-time for him. Webcasting is for losers.

I’d keep an eye on the fledgling One America network - he could probably pick it up for a song and re-brand the crap out of it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:27:17am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It will be, that is his natural element. He will overshadow Fox and CNN with news, commentary and reality TV shows as the Voice of True American Conservatism and usher in the Great Idiocracy.

Ow! My Balls!!!

The only reason he wants to win is so that he can have “Apprentice: The White House” even submitted a proposal to NBC.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:27:36am

Media outlets will breathlessly report that more emails were released. They wont actually get to the contents - or that they don’t actually represent anything at all - until the next to last paragraph in reporting. Rather, they’ll treat the Judicial Watch publicity sheet as the entirety of the story.

Reality is that they’ve got a fixed hard target agenda - to destroy Clinton. It’s what Klayman used to attempt, and it’s what JW continues to try to do. And these emails show no actual wrongdoing. Again.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:30:10am

re: #160 lawhawk

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Media outlets will breathlessly report that more emails were released. They wont actually get to the contents - or that they don’t actually represent anything at all - until the next to last paragraph in reporting. Rather, they’ll treat the Judicial Watch publicity sheet as the entirety of the story.

Reality is that they’ve got a fixed hard target agenda - to destroy Clinton. It’s what Klayman used to attempt, and it’s what JW continues to try to do. And these emails show no actual wrongdoing. Again.

The media’s still nursing a grudge over Whitewater never going anywhere. Benghazi is their new Whitewater, that “scandal” that they kept going back to as the source of all the latest “scandals.” When the emails fail to go anywhere, they’ll find some new aspect of the Benghazi tale to turn into an endless quest for something damning that will finally destroy the Clintons.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:30:40am

re: #117 Dave In Austin

They can’t be serious….. I’ll burn my 5 down and go to a different model. I swear, Apple is a turd.

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Just the other day, I said that some people would not like this, but others were like “people will use the lightning port or Bluetooth.”

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Decatur Deb  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:31:51am

re: #147 darthstar

Was taking the trash out and saw this softball sized beauty staring back at me from the corner of my yard…only planted the seedlings five months ago. Wasn’t expecting them to flower until next year.

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Been trying them for years w/ no joy. Have seed packet on the table, waiting for pepper plants to be rotated.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:33:35am

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

Ugh. I went to the break room to put my lunch in the fridge and they had Fox News on the TV and the chyron was going HILLARY IN HOT WATER: PUSH FOR A NEW E-MAIL INVESTIGATION.

They didn’t find anything the first time SO LET’S INVESTIGATE AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL WE FIND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT THE WITCH TURNED INTO NEWTS WHO DIDN’T GET BETTER!!!!!!!

Hi Company, nice TV you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:33:35am

Every new “revelation” in Emailgate is basically the same: Make some clickbait-esque claim, then towards the bottom admit it doesn’t really mean anything new or devastating. And everything between the headline and the admission more “optics” bullshit about how Hillary is the worst evil to ever enter American politics and she should be judged based upon people’s perception of her rather than her accomplishments and her experience.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:34:30am

re: #165 Targetpractice

Every new “revelation” in Emailgate is basically the same: Make some clickbait-esque claim, then towards the bottom admit it doesn’t really mean anything new or devastating. And everything between the headline and the admission more “optics” bullshit about how Hillary is the worst evil to ever enter American politics and she should be judged based upon people’s perception of her rather than her accomplishments and her experience.

Fox News, singing to the choir.

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Scout  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:35:06am

If they play the anthem in front of every sporting event, why stop there?

How about at the theater before every movie starts?

Or when each bus stops at each bus stop?

Or when each shopper makes it to the checkout stand?

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:38:19am

re: #167 Scout

If they play the anthem in front of every sporting event, why stop there?

How about at the theater before every movie starts?

Or when each bus stops at each bus stop?

Or when each shopper makes it to the checkout stand?

And the brown shirts will give a thorough beating to anyone who doesn’t salute during the performance.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:44:07am

re: #164 Sir John Barron

Hi Company, nice TV you got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.

Somebody might change the channel to MSNBC (not that that would be much of an improvement)

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Decatur Deb  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:47:39am

re: #167 Scout

If they play the anthem in front of every sporting event, why stop there?

How about at the theater before every movie starts?*

Or when each bus stops at each bus stop?

Or when each shopper makes it to the checkout stand?

*Policy for decades at every militatry base PX theatre.

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:47:48am

It’s like how the FBI report got published Friday, and about the only thing that the wingnuts can tell you Hillary said she couldn’t remember certain briefings due to not being at work as much after her concussion. Though they’ve twisted it into her admitting to amnesia and saying she doesn’t remember the briefings because of the concussion. That seems to be because, as Mark Cuban tweeted, the report pretty much verifies what most of us already knew: Her actions were dumb, but not criminal. That there were only 3 emails improperly marked among all the emails that have been retroactively classified, all those emails sent to her and none by her, and most of them about innocuous shit like newspaper articles on drone strikes. Like the Benghazi reports, virtually every wild-eyed accusation leveled at her has been debunked. But they’ll never stop repeating them any more than they’ve stopped repeating everything BS claim from the last 30 years.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:51:57am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:52:33am

re: #158 makeitstop

The difference is he won’t do a web-based channel - too small-time for him. Webcasting is for losers.

I’d keep an eye on the fledgling One America network - he could probably pick it up for a song and re-brand the crap out of it.

I’ve seen mention of that idea when I peek over at the FR fever swamp - it’s been mentioned several times by Freepers, and like you said, he could probably buy the whole shebang for peanuts and make it into TrumpTV easily enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:53:48am

re: #171 Targetpractice

The tactics of endless smearing in the hopes that something will stick have been revived. They worked miraculously well against Dukakis, Gore and Kerry, whom people did not really like to begin with.

They failed miserably with Obama, because most people, outside the hard-core bigots, like and respect him even if they disagree with his politics.

But they were not about to give up on the approach and now Hillary is the object of their laser-like focus on doing anything but governing constructively.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:54:05am

re: #169 The Vicious Babushka

Somebody might change the channel to MSNBC (not that that would be much of an improvement)

Well, there is the TV-b-gone device that looks like a key fob, but has a button on it you hold down. It cycles through all the infrared combinations for “off” for all brands of televisions. In a few seconds of holding it in a way others cannot see it (below a table perhaps), it will shut off the television.

If someone turns it on, you just do it again. Eventually they will give up thinking it is the TV that is not working.

It is very effective here in a place where every restaurant and bar plays FOX News Channel (the reason the device was developed).

cornfieldelectronics.com

It is a real key fob: It will hold your keys.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:56:36am
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Mattand  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:58:07am

re: #117 Dave In Austin

They can’t be serious….. I’ll burn my 5 down and go to a different model. I swear, Apple is a turd.

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I’ve been using the same Motorola Bluetooth headphones with two iPod Touches and an iPhone for close to five years. I will acknowledge that having a headphone jack is nice when the headphones or the phone’s power is low, but people are really overblowing this (assuming it’s true.) This is the same freakout over Apple dropping the floppy, disc drive, et. al., and will probably have the same result: no one will care a year from now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:59:18am

re: #175 Anymouse

Well, there is the TV-b-gone device that looks like a key fob, but has a button on it you hold down. It cycles through all the infrared combinations for “off” for all brands of televisions. In a few seconds of holding it in a way others cannot see it (below a table perhaps), it will shut off the television.

If someone turns it on, you just do it again. Eventually they will give up thinking it is the TV that is not working.

It is very effective here in a place where every restaurant and bar plays FOX News Channel (the reason the device was developed).

cornfieldelectronics.com

It is a real key fob: It will hold your keys.

Gonna get one of those for my next trip to the ‘States.

I recall sitting in the airport watching the “Empty Podium In Anticipation of Trump” broadcast and wondering how much more dismal it could get…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 7, 2016 • 6:59:33am

re: #117 Dave In Austin

If they make the change, they will include an adapter and OEM headphones with a lightning plug.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:01:04am

Joe Miller (R-Alaska Tea Party Wingnut) has registered to run against Sen. Lisa Murkowski as a Libertarian.

Is the Libertarian Party becoming the big tent for the wingnuts that aren’t quite wingnutty enough to be on the Trump Train?

After one of our state senators and one from Iowa abandoned the GOP ship and joined the Libertarian Party, I predicted more would do the same. I don’t suspect Mr. Miller will have much of a chance against the incumbent senator, but every fracture in the GOP helps.

rollcall.com

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:04:01am

americablog.com

Russian Green Party blasts the American Green Party and Dr. Jill Stein for being too cozy with Vladimir Putin and human rights abuses.

In particular, Russian environmental activists Yevgeniya Chirikova and Nadezda Kutepova criticized Stein for her recent trip last winter to Moscow to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian state propaganda organ [Russia Today, or RT]. The event included a dinner at which Stein sat at the same dinner table as Putin.

At the same dinner table was seated Donald Trump’s military adviser, retired-Gen. Mike Flynn. Flynn was seated directly next to Putin.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:09:18am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:13:11am

re: #172 The Vicious Babushka

Trump: Israel will be destroyed unless I’m elected rawstory.com
— Raw Story

Israel is a hell-hole, a third world country with a hollowed out military. I alone will fix. Believe me.

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sagehen  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:16:25am
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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:17:00am

So…it’s day 2 at the Phlebotomist. Didn’t have an appointment yesterday and gave up after 2 1/2 hours. Need to get my blood tests done as my doc is nagging me about it, so I showed up this morning before 7am figuring I’d beat the crowd. There were 10 people here ahead of me waiting for the doors to open.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:17:31am

CAKE FRENZY

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:18:16am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:22:28am

re: #184 sagehen

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Trump is such smart businessman! All he does is win! And such lovely character.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:23:46am

re: #185 darthstar

So…it’s day 2 at the Phlebotomist. Didn’t have an appointment yesterday and gave up after 2 1/2 hours. Need to get my blood tests done as my doc is nagging me about it, so I showed up this morning before 7am figuring I’d beat the crowd. There were 10 people here ahead of me waiting for the doors to open.

Just went online and booked an appointment for this afternoon - just in case they have another shit-show of a morning where they can’t keep up with their appointments.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:24:13am

re: #184 sagehen

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:24:22am

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

CAKE FRENZY

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“BUT GAYS!”
“You can choose to not be a Trump supporter an idiot. Or maybe not.”

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:24:57am

Congress passed a bill while President Obama is still in office. I was under the impression the GOP didn’t allow that.

The bill is the Survivor’s Bill of Rights, which details what must be done with rape kits and survivor’s rights.

The bill, which was approved unanimously in the House after clearing the Senate, encompasses federal cases of sexual assault, including those that allegedly take place in the military, on federal land, or in National tribes.

The legislation primarily deals with the treatment of rape kits, the two- to four-hour medical forensic exams survivors of sexual assault undergo to help gather evidence, including DNA, of the assailant. The bill specifies that survivors not be prevented from receiving the kit or charged for the procedure, and that they be informed of the test results. Evidence gathered during the process must also be preserved for around 20 years.

The bill also requires that the survivor be notified that their kit is to be destroyed at least two months beforehand, and that they can ask for it to be preserved with a simple email.

The bill gained bipartisan support in Congress, including from House Speaker Paul Ryan.

buzzfeed.com

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:28:37am

USA Freedom Kids, the pre-teen group that performed for Donald Trump, are suing Mr. Trump for non-payment.

thedailybeast.com

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:28:40am

re: #189 darthstar

Might I suggest leaches and blood letting? /

Seriously dude. Hope you can get that taken care of pretty quickly. Always best not to mess with your health (and leeches are tough to come by unless you know where to look).

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:31:08am

re: #194 lawhawk

Might I suggest leaches and blood letting? /

Seriously dude. Hope you can get that taken care of pretty quickly. Always best not to mess with your health (and leeches are tough to come by unless you know where to look).

Many leeches can be found around Donald Trump.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:31:21am

re: #194 lawhawk

Might I suggest leaches and blood letting? /

Seriously dude. Hope you can get that taken care of pretty quickly. Always best not to mess with your health (and leeches are tough to come by unless you know where to look).

Just routine thyroid/cholesterol checks. I’m going in for the Journey to the Center of Darthstar tomorrow (Colonoscopy - yay, 50s!). The worst part about prepping for that is getting the plastic dinosaurs far enough up my ass to surprise the doctor.

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:32:28am

re: #173 Dr Lizardo

I’ve seen mention of that idea when I peek over at the FR fever swamp - it’s been mentioned several times by Freepers, and like you said, he could probably buy the whole shebang for peanuts and make it into TrumpTV easily enough.

It seems to make sense, because what I’ve heard about them is they’re trying to one-p Fox in the wingnut department.

I can see Trump buying it and giving Alex Jones his own show. [shudder]

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:35:51am

re: #193 Anymouse

USA Freedom Kids, the pre-teen group that performed for Donald Trump, are suing Mr. Trump for non-payment.

thedailybeast.com

Typical Trump behavior. The girls’ management should have gotten everything in writing, as in a signed contract. He still would have bargained them down from the agreed on price, but at least they would have a stronger case to sue.

15 grand is too small. For the amount of grief those kids went through, they should have sought damages of at least $150,000. Would have made a nice college fund for them.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:36:42am

re: #196 darthstar

Just routine thyroid/cholesterol checks. I’m going in for the Journey to the Center of Darthstar tomorrow (Colonoscopy - yay, 50s!). The worst part about prepping for that is getting the plastic dinosaurs far enough up my ass to surprise the doctor.

I don’t do colonoscopies. The VA is on notice that only if I get paid at the same rate as a gay male porn star do I do that sort of thing.

Other tests approved by the FDA are just as effective (more so since a lot of people won’t do colonoscopies) and do not have the risks (perforated colon).

One option is the fecal immunochemical tests, or FIT, which are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s used as the first line colorectal cancer screening test in most of the world, including Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Scotland, and soon, England. It’s recommended as the screening test of choice by the European Union Guidelines.

That is the testing procedure the VA uses with this fifty year-old.

More on that and the reasons the AMA is leaving colonoscopy tests in the dustbin of medical horror history:

healthline.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:38:51am

re: #198 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Typical Trump behavior. The girls’ management should have gotten everything in writing, as in a signed contract. He still would have bargained them down from the agreed on price, but at least they would have a stronger case to sue.

15 grand is too small. For the amount of grief those kids went through, they should have sought damages of at least $150,000. Would have made a nice college fund for them.

Trump doesn’t honor signed contracts either.

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mmmirele  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:39:05am

re: #189 darthstar

Just went online and booked an appointment for this afternoon - just in case they have another shit-show of a morning where they can’t keep up with their appointments.

Blergh, thanks for the reminder. I needed to set an appointment for a fasting blood draw in early November and it needed to be done now because the snowbirds will be returning to Arizona soon and they will take all the good (read: early) appointments. So it’s done.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:39:22am

re: #199 Anymouse

I just sent in my, um, stuff, for the fecal test.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:41:55am

re: #202 Sir John Barron

I just sent in my, um, stuff, for the fecal test.

Well, this thread went to shit fast. Sorry I brought it up, everyone.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:43:06am

re: #202 Sir John Barron

I just sent in my, um, stuff, for the fecal test.

I love the Postal Service. Makes returning that to the VA so much easier. /s

Popped the payment for my wife’s hospital emergency room visit in Michigan in the mail this morning. (She injured her knee severely when she fell during our Canada vacation at a motel near my hometown.) I love single payer healthcare (Tricare/CHAMPUS, GOP don’t you dare F- that up any more than you have).

$46.00 for the entire visit (emergency room, doc, X-rays, cane, drugs).

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:44:00am
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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:44:22am

Chalk this one up to a good sense of humor.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:45:06am

I know, I used back to back puns. Someone shoot me.

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:46:30am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:46:43am

A notorious alt-right troll from Virginia who played a major role in the harassment of women in the video game industry was arrested in late August after he drunkenly passed out in a hotel lobby, then assaulted a sheriff’s deputy when he came to.

Game developer Brianna Wu wrote at the Daily Dot that 30-year-old Ethan Ralph was arrested on charges unrelated to his “doxing” and coordinated harassment of women online, but she hopes that his arrest will cause officials to “finally take his threat to public safety more seriously.”

A report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said that just before 7 a.m. on Aug. 27, the department received a report of a man passed out in the lobby of the Executive Conference and Training Center near Dulles International Airport.

Deputies arrived at the scene and attempted to wake Mr. Ralph, who turned combative when he was roused. He attacked a deputy and was immediately arrested and taken into police custody. He was charged with two counts of felony assault and one count of obstruction of justice.

“He is currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond,” said the police report.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:46:46am

re: #206 darthstar

Chalk this one up to a good sense of humor.

They’re filling the taco shell upside-down

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:47:03am

North Dakota Police file charges against Dr. Jill Stein, accused of spray-painting equipment at the protest of a construction site of a gas pipeline.

bismarcktribune.com

She is alleged to have spray painted her own name on equipment.

Stein was part of a group of 150 to 200 people who protested at the construction site, where two protesters attached themselves to bulldozers and some construction equipment reportedly was vandalized.

Though no arrests were made as a result of Tuesday’s actions, Kirchmeier said the sheriff’s department is “working up the information through the state’s attorney’s office to pursue charges (against Stein).” One possible charge could be for trespassing and another for vandalism, though it’s not yet known whether these would be felony or misdemeanor charges.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:49:26am

Welp, last night I tried chicken fajitas for the first time. They were very tasty, except kept falling out of the tortilla so I ended up eating them in a pita bread. :)

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:53:18am

re: #211 Anymouse

North Dakota Police file charges against Dr. Jill Stein, accused of spray-painting equipment at the protest of a construction site of a gas pipeline.

bismarcktribune.com

She is alleged to have spray painted her own name on equipment.

WTF?

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:55:05am

re: #213 Sir John Barron

WTF?

Maybe she was hoping to sneak in under the “finders keepers” law.

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Lidane  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:55:21am

Erick, Son of Erick retweeting Obama’s former speechwriter. We’re through the looking glass:

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:56:09am

How a privileged white boy intruded on the lives of poor Asians==>

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:56:28am

re: #213 Sir John Barron

WTF?

Dr. Stein needs a keeper.

Felix Randomkitty has been sleeping all night after he got his first insulin shot last night on the case of catfood I bought. I can’t put it away unless Felix moves, but when I wake him he is insistent (with claws bared) he wants to stay there and guard it.

I am not sure if it is the insulin that made him so sleepy, or the antibiotic the veterinarian gave him yesterday evening.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:56:29am

re: #211 Anymouse

North Dakota Police file charges against Dr. Jill Stein, accused of spray-painting equipment at the protest of a construction site of a gas pipeline.

bismarcktribune.com

She is alleged to have spray painted her own name on equipment.

So, nothing about the environment or tribal burial grounds, just her name?

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:56:29am

re: #210 FormerDirtDart

They’re filling the taco shell upside-down

The fact that they’re using hard shells shows they’ve never actually seen a taco truck.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:56:44am

re: #197 makeitstop

It seems to make sense, because what I’ve heard about them is they’re trying to one-p Fox in the wingnut department.

I can see Trump buying it and giving Alex Jones his own show. [shudder]

TrumpTV could actually be a successful endeavor; let Roger Ailes create it like he did with FNC, and we’re talking ratings gold. There’s a significant potential audience, no doubt about it.

Sad, but true.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:57:08am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

Welp, last night I tried chicken fajitas for the first time. They were very tasty, except kept falling out of the tortilla so I ended up eating them in a pita bread. :)

I make tacos with pita bread all the time. Fusion!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:57:30am

re: #184 sagehen

Trump rented his estate to Florida AG Bondi for fundraiser for 3% of what he charges his own campaign

Now shut up and get back to the Clinton Foundation…so many open questions there…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 7:59:01am

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

CAKE FRENZY

Bakery refuses to write ‘Trump 2016’ on cake, Trumporrhoid has meltdown

These are people who do not understand the First Amendment or the Civil Rights Act, they just understand cake.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:00:54am

If the NFL was smart, they would get a player from each team to sit-out the National Anthem.
Sure, there would be a lot of fires. But, every time they burn a jersey, they need to get another for the next protest…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:01:15am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

Leader of women-hating Gamergate mob arrested after drunken attack on Virginia cop

not a drunken attack, just a heated discussion about the ethics of game review journalism…

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:01:20am

re: #196 darthstar

Just routine thyroid/cholesterol checks. I’m going in for the Journey to the Center of Darthstar tomorrow (Colonoscopy - yay, 50s!). The worst part about prepping for that is getting the plastic dinosaurs far enough up my ass to surprise the doctor.

A man your age should be limber enough… :) Good luck!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:01:22am

re: #218 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That’s the 3rd or 4th time lately I post a comment and find unexpected stuff in there. And I didn’t reload the page this time. Puzzling.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:02:49am

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

These are people who do not understand the First Amendment or the Civil Rights Act, they just understand cake.

HURR HURR IF TEH CHRISTIAN BAKERY HAS TO BAKE TEH GAYS HOMOSEXUALS WEDDING CAKE WHY CANTS WE FORCE TEH LIBRUL BAKERS TO MAKE US TEH TRUMPCAKE & TEH STARS’N’BARS CAKIES!!!!!1111

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:03:30am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

If the NFL was smart, they would get a player from each team to sit-out the National Anthem.
Sure, there would be a lot of fires. But, every time they burn a jersey, they need to get another for the next protest…

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I wonder how that guy who publicly burned his Kap jersey feels now?

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:03:33am

re: #218 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Nope. Just the fact she vandalised equipment.

As for the question of burial grounds or other reasons to oppose the pipeline, legal means have not yet been exhausted. A difficult problem to suss out as there are bad actors on both sides of this.

As for Stein, I have zero sympathy for her. She can go join Edward Snowden in Russia for all I care. At least Snowden started a conversation on espionage and surveillance, even if our government revoked his passport and stranded him there.

Stein willingly travelled to Russia to sit with Trump’s flunky next to Putin. Even Snowden wasn’t at Russia’s fete for its propaganda outlet, that was Stein and Trump’s military guy. She is in this only for herself, not the natives in North Dakota.

Stein is a first-class self-promoter and hypocrite, as the Russian Green Party noted (as I linked above). With a Holocaust denier VP, I am uninterested in anything she has to say.

She brings discredit on those protesting in North Dakota; they would do well to disavow her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:04:44am

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

HURR HURR IF TEH CHRISTIAN BAKERY HAS TO BAKE TEH GAYS HOMOSEXUALS WEDDING CAKE WHY CANTS WE FORCE TEH LIBRUL BAKERS TO MAKE US TEH TRUMPCAKE & TEH STARS’N’BARS CAKIES!!!!!1111

Trumpism is not a choice: these people were born that way!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:05:03am

re: #55 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:06:08am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trumpism is not a choice: these people were born that way!!!

Perhaps we can set up a conversion therapy programme for them.

We could call that FEMA camps. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:08:34am

re: #233 Anymouse

Perhaps we can set up a conversion therapy programme for them.

We could call that FEMA camps. /s

Freedom from Egotistical Megalomaniac Assholes

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:09:09am

re: #190 lawhawk

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“It’s a floor polish AND a dessert topping!”

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:11:10am

Koch Brothers setting up school to train up the next Tea Party style activists.

Apparently they learned from Trump University how easy it is to grift from right wingers.

nytimes.com

As Wonkette put it:

The Koch Brothers are starting a tea party academy for the next group of whiny wingnut crybabies to run for political office.

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Mattand  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:11:15am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s all about ethics in being a public drunk and all-around horrible person.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:11:52am

re: #235 Blind Frog Belly White

“It’s a floor polish AND a dessert topping!”

Brawndo! It has electrolytes!

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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:12:54am

Yay! My name got called…now only 15 more minutes or so until they take me back to draw my blood.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:13:15am

We are fast approaching 6 months since Scalia passed away and Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama to fill the vacancy. It’s also 50 days more than any prior delay in filling a Court seat.

This is the GOP in action (inaction). They claim government fails, and then help prove their claims by making sure that government doesn’t work. They sabotage government work in all manner of ways, and the court is only one of the most visible ones.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:13:55am

donald found another poll that he likes:

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:13:56am

re: #236 Anymouse

The Koch Brothers are starting a tea party academy for the next group of whiny wingnut crybabies to run for political office.

Waaaaah!!! We’re not crybabies!!! We just want to be able to tred on everyone and not allow anyone to tred on us!!!!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:15:50am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Waaaaah!!! We’re not crybabies!!! We just want to be able to tred on everyone and not allow anyone to tred on us!!!!

Wingnuts are special people who need to be treated specially by everyone else, because reasons.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:18:05am

Do y’all remember when Rage Furby was predicting the end of Twitter, because its share price was heading toward $14? He shorted his holdings and told his followers to short Twitter as well.

Share price now is just south of $20.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:18:15am

re: #221 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I make tacos with pita bread all the time. Fusion!!

Trump’s campaign promised taco trucks on every corner! I want my taco truck!

While we were waiting for Felix Randomkitty to complete his tests at the vet in Scottsbluff yesterday, we went to the Mexican restaurant next door to the vet. (We’d never been there before; we usually go to the one in Bridgeport much closer to home.)

Mexican restaurants in this area are very good.

I ordered the most expensive taco plate on the menu; my wife ordered another taco dinner. I asked the waitress how taco sales were doing; she noted that since Trump’s surrogate warned of “taco trucks on every corner,” taco sales had gone through the roof. The restaurant has expanded its hours to accommodate increased business.

I left a 50% tip.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:19:27am

re: #245 Anymouse

Chalk up another win for the Law of Unintended Consequences!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:20:04am

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald found another poll that he likes:

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Another reason why I don’t automatically give military folks and veterans any special points for political acumen. Good reason to never, ever institute “Service Guarantees Citizenship*” a la “Starship Troopers”.

*Would you like to know more?

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:20:28am

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald found another poll that he likes:

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No veteran in this village will vote for him. None. (This is the district Nate Silver says is most likely to go for Mr. Trump.)

Every last veteran in the village has said they will not vote, vote for Hillary Clinton, or will leave the presidential line blank.

My work here in town is done.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:24:50am

re: #247 Blind Frog Belly White

Another reason why I don’t automatically give military folks and veterans any special points for political acumen. Good reason to never, ever institute “Service Guarantees Citizenship*” a la “Starship Troopers”.

*Would you like to know more?

As I have noted before, my mother refused to vote as a veteran. She takes the “military is subservient to the civilian government” indoctrination very seriously. She takes it seriously enough that as a veteran herself, she felt she should not even consider voting for the civilians who run the government.

She was disappointed and upset that as a veteran I ran for election to my village board. It took her a couple years to accept that as a veteran myself I should represent my community on the city council.

She registered to vote for her first time to vote for Hillary Clinton and Tammy Duckworth.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:28:20am

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald found another poll that he likes:

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Must be why he’s doing awful in Hampton Roads.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:28:56am
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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:30:20am

Trump has a plan! To ask his generals for a plan. The same generals he won’t listen to because he knows more than they do. Also, he already has a secret plan he can’t reveal.

Genius!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:32:29am

This just happened in Cincinnati and it’s a pretty big deal:

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:32:32am

re: #244 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

$TWTR just popped over $20. Sorry, Chuck, your prediction was wrong — again.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:33:12am

re: #149 makeitstop

I can’t find it now, but The Rude Pundit outlined how president Trump would turn things around immediately - he’d continue doing exactly what Obama’s been doing, and instead of telling everyone what a disaster it is he’ll just start talking about how great things are going.

No need to update the plan. Just update the pitch. And I bet it would work.

Orange is the new Black…president.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:34:17am

re: #249 Anymouse

As I have noted before, my mother refused to vote as a veteran. She takes the “military is subservient to the civilian government” indoctrination very seriously. She takes it seriously enough that as a veteran herself, she felt she should not even consider voting for the civilians who run the government.

She was disappointed and upset that as a veteran I ran for election to my village board. It took her a couple years to accept that as a veteran myself I should represent my community on the city council.

She registered to vote for her first time to vote for Hillary Clinton and Tammy Duckworth.

I don’t have any issue with veterans voting - after all, you don’t give up your citizenship by serving! - and of course I’m a big believer in veterans health and education benefits. The thing that bothers me is the GOP’s argument that veterans should have an outsized voice in elections.

Unless, of course, they support Democrats, in which case “they probably never served or were just REMFs”. That has to be the most disgusting facet of the Right Wing’s worship of the military, that veterans are only to be worshipped when they agree with them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:36:35am

wondering if the location will be within reasonable driving distance for me.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:37:03am

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald found another poll that he likes:

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Survey Monkey (a self-selected Internet poll). Not impressed, says me.

The military and Stars and Stripes have a different take.

stripes.com

Two former chairmen of the joint chiefs of staff, retired Gen. Martin Dempsey and retired Adm. Mike Mullen, have called on their former colleagues to refrain from becoming overtly partisan and damaging civil-military relations. Current chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford has issued a similar warning to troops still serving.

Top experts on the issue are calling on both campaigns to end the tactic before the line between the military and politics is blurred any further. “The military is not a partisan prize and it should not be used for this,” said Dr. Mackubin Thomas Owens, a retired colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and dean of academic affairs at the Institute of World Politics. Allen and Flynn “were not introduced at the conventions as John or Mike, they were introduced as generals,” Owens said. “So the idea was more or less trade on their military experience. And I think that’s very destructive of civil-military relations.”

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:37:17am

Trump has a rally in PA. There are two Secret Service agents (?) on each side of podium. Very weird.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:38:25am

re: #252 Jenner7

Trump has a plan! To ask his generals for a plan. The same generals he won’t listen to because he knows more than they do. Also, he already has a secret plan he can’t reveal.

Genius!

I know, right?

The thing is, his supporters JUST KNOW that there’s a simple plan to kill all of ISIS in 30 days that will completely end terrorism, and have no repercussions or sequelae, and it won’t cost anything. And of course, The Generals have been begging Obama to do this, but he won’t because he’s a pussy, or a Muslim, or he plans on using the civil unrest to declare Martial Law and making himself President For Life.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:40:55am

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t have any issue with veterans voting - after all, you don’t give up your citizenship by serving! - and of course I’m a big believer in veterans health and education benefits. The thing that bothers me is the GOP’s argument that veterans should have an outsized voice in elections.

Unless, of course, they support Democrats, in which case “they probably never served or were just REMFs”. That has to be the most disgusting facet of the Right Wing’s worship of the military, that veterans are only to be worshipped when they agree with them.

Last night I wore my Gold Star Family Pin to the village board meeting. While people in town have seen me wear it before (for formal events) they never saw me wear it as a daily apparel item.

I was asked why I wore it. I pointed out that I am wearing it as a protest; I never thought being a Gold Star Family member would be controversial to a political party.

My mother started wearing hers to work at O’Hare as well, for the same reason.

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:43:15am

re: #255 ObserverArt

Orange is the new Black…president.

I fond the post over at Rude’s place. There’s a lot more, but here’s the bit I was talking about.

Or maybe, just maybe, this is the con: You make everyone believe that the world is turning to shit and then when you’re elected, you just change the spin. “Oh, hey, look, crime is way down,” you say, not even hinting that it was down before you were elected. “Oh, hey, look, my strategy on ISIS worked,” you say, not mentioning that it was headed that way anyways. “Oh, hey, look, I’ve put into place a nearly two-year process for incoming refugees,” you announce, leaving out that that’s how it’s been for a long time. See how easy it is to make America great again? You just start saying it is and then, racist blinders off, everyone looks around and says, “Well, shit, things really are pretty good.” And for shit that wasn’t getting done because Republicans wouldn’t let it get done, like child care and infrastructure spending, hell, all of a sudden, the GOP will be the biggest fan of funding bridges and roads. And who gets all the credit? Not the ni**er president who obviously fucked it all up because he’s such a ni**er. All accolades go to Trump.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:44:09am

I just gave myself a concussion slapping myself on the forehead.

Turns out I could have been making extra money these last eight years in China, by giving babies English names.

A 16-year-old British schoolgirl monetized baby naming, and she’s made 48,000 pounds already!

bbc.co.uk

Kids nowadays!

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:50:37am

re: #167 Scout

If they play the anthem in front of every sporting event, why stop there?

How about at the theater before every movie starts?

Or when each bus stops at each bus stop?

Or when each shopper makes it to the checkout stand?

I love a good dash of absurdity right before lunchtime!

Actually all the time.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:51:35am

Ohh, this is a national security speech.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:53:20am

I happened to be listening to some Queen on my Kindle Fire this morning while reading the NYT and saw this—

nytimes.com

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:53:24am
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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:54:31am

re: #263 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I just gave myself a concussion slapping myself on the forehead.

Turns out I could have been making extra money these last eight years in China, by giving babies English names.

A 16-year-old British schoolgirl monetized baby naming, and she’s made 48,000 pounds already!

bbc.co.uk

Kids nowadays!

Who wants a forty-eight thousand pound baby? /s

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:54:47am

re: #171 Targetpractice

It’s like how the FBI report got published Friday, and about the only thing that the wingnuts can tell you Hillary said she couldn’t remember certain briefings due to not being at work as much after her concussion. Though they’ve twisted it into her admitting to amnesia and saying she doesn’t remember the briefings because of the concussion. That seems to be because, as Mark Cuban tweeted, the report pretty much verifies what most of us already knew: Her actions were dumb, but not criminal. That there were only 3 emails improperly marked among all the emails that have been retroactively classified, all those emails sent to her and none by her, and most of them about innocuous shit like newspaper articles on drone strikes. Like the Benghazi reports, virtually every wild-eyed accusation leveled at her has been debunked. But they’ll never stop repeating them any more than they’ve stopped repeating everything BS claim from the last 30 years.

It’s not just wingnuts. I’ve seen Bernie Supporters still pissed off say her 30+ times she said she couldn’t recall a meeting is just like The Missing 18 Minutes of the Nixon Tapes.

Yeah…like that. These guys are sure she is going to blow it since “all of you” voted for Hillary - possibly the worst Democratic presidential candidate in like ever!

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:55:22am

Says the guy who will leave if they don’t greet him at his plane.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:55:23am
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austin_blue  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:55:38am

re: #113 Lidane

That sound you hear is Republican heads exploding:

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The Dallas Morning News has been a Republican stalwart for decades. The last time they endorsed a Democrat was before WW2.

Oh, my stars and garters, what has the world come to? The DMN has told it’s loyal readers to vote for a…a…

(thud)

..wh..where am I?

What just happened??

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:57:06am

donald says that Hillary is “trigger happy and unstable”…

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:57:15am

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Which Donald Trump is this?

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makeitstop  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:57:50am

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donald Trump in Philadelphia: “Unlike my opponent, my foreign policy will emphasize diplomacy, not destruction.”

This is Mr. ‘Bomb the shit out of them’ we’re talking about here, right?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:57:52am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald says that Hillary is “trigger happy and unstable”…

This the guy who wanted to blow up Iran because of those “hostages” a few months ago?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:58:07am

Desperate Gov. McCrory attacks trans teens in new ad aimed at saving his flailing NC campaign

….McCrory might also want to rethink his plea for voters to “do what’s right” this November, as the most recent poll from Monmouth University shows McCrory trailing Democrat Roy Cooper by 9 points….

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Interesting Times  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:58:54am

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

donald says that Hillary is “trigger happy and unstable”…

Next, he’ll accuse her of hiding her tax returns and having a ridiculous combover.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 8:59:23am

“Iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence.” —before Hillary become SOS

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:00:06am

“ISIS was close to being extinguished.”

Um, I thought she was the co founder?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:00:07am

heh

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:00:12am

re: #167 Scout

If they play the anthem in front of every sporting event, why stop there?

How about at the theater before every movie starts?

Or when each bus stops at each bus stop?

Or when each shopper makes it to the checkout stand?

By making patriotic gestures (such as playing the National Anthem) routine (like playing it everywhere for any occasion), wingnuts take the thrill, meaning, and patriotism out of it; it becomes no more meaningful than an empty moment of silence.

I don’t want to live in a militaristic state where every symbol glorifies veterans or active duty personnel: I want to live in a state where all the citizens are glorified, from the most powerful to the least amongst us. I want us to be a state of all, not the military.

History is replete with states that glorified the military above all else: they do not exist anymore.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:00:49am

re: #270 Jenner7

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Says the guy who will leave if they don’t greet him at his plane.

LOLWUT? Says the guy who wonders why we can’t use our nuclear weapons?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:01:39am

re: #277 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Desperate Gov. McCrory attacks trans teens in new ad aimed at saving his flailing NC campaign

He’s pathetic. He thought attacking transgendered people would be a ticket to success but it backfired on him and now he’s mad.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:02:11am

re: #270 Jenner7

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Says the guy who will leave if they don’t greet him at his plane.

Uh you’re the guy who says you’re going to force Mexico to pay for your wall so no Donald, your projection is mighty fine as always.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:03:29am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

Welp, last night I tried chicken fajitas for the first time. They were very tasty, except kept falling out of the tortilla so I ended up eating them in a pita bread. :)

Do you know how to roll up a burrito? Gotta tuck those ends so stuff stays in the tortilla!

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:03:30am
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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:03:58am

“the group that would become, what we now call ISIS, was close to being extinguished.”

More context, but still…he’s talking about the world right before she took office.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:04:14am

He said Hillary single handedly destroyed Libya, left it in smoking ruins and personally murdered to death the Ambassador.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:05:01am

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

He said Hillary single handedly destroyed Libya, left it in smoking ruins and personally murdered to death the Ambassador.

Someone should ask him about his flip flopping on Qaddafi but that would actually mean holding him accountable to his rhetoric and we can’t have that.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:05:29am

She’s responsible for Arab Spring, I guess. But honestly, I don’t think he knows what that is.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:05:34am

re: #283 Anymouse

LOLWUT? Says the guy who wonders why we can’t use our nuclear weapons?

I really, really want Trump to be interviewed by someone who stops him in mid-diversion and reiterates the question, until he actually answers. Somebody who isn’t afraid of “losing access”, who will bring a big bunch of clips, so when he says, “I don’t remember saying that”, they can say, “Well, here it is on tape!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:06:32am

re: #291 Jenner7

She’s responsible for Arab Spring, I guess. But honestly, I don’t think he knows what that is.

Arab Spring is a sharia-approved deodorant soap, silly!

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:06:50am

Off-topic: Felix Randomkitty, after sleeping all evening and night on the case of catfood to ensure no one took it from him, awoke. He jumped in my lap and took up his usual concern of attacking my right arm to prevent me from typing here .saf;fkljawe;roi3HEq3jenr

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Targetpractice  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:07:31am

From the sounds of it, Trump’s trying to win over the Bros by presenting himself as the “anti-war” candidate now.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:07:44am

Here is a partial list of a whole bunch of things that Donald Trump said he couldn’t remember when questioned under oath==>

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:08:19am

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Someone should ask him about his flip flopping on Qaddafi but that would actually mean holding him accountable to his rhetoric and we can’t have that.

Someone should ask him if he would honour Ambassador Steven’s family’s request to not politicise his death, and if he knows who Ambassador David Foy was.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:08:30am

We got some winners in that Crazy 88.

But Trump wont stop there. Nope. He and his supporters will claim Hillary is responsible for setting the planet aflame, being terminally ill, and claim Hillary is all the things that Trump actually has stated/done (including being trigger happy).

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:08:43am

re: #245 Anymouse

Trump’s campaign promised taco trucks on every corner! I want my taco truck!

While we were waiting for Felix Randomkitty to complete his tests at the vet in Scottsbluff yesterday, we went to the Mexican restaurant next door to the vet. (We’d never been there before; we usually go to the one in Bridgeport much closer to home.)

Mexican restaurants in this area are very good.

I ordered the most expensive taco plate on the menu; my wife ordered another taco dinner. I asked the waitress how taco sales were doing; she noted that since Trump’s surrogate warned of “taco trucks on every corner,” taco sales had gone through the roof. The restaurant has expanded its hours to accommodate increased business.

I left a 50% tip.

Oh noes! How long before we have TRUMP Tacos™???

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:08:56am

re: #297 Anymouse

Someone should ask him if he would honour Ambassador Steven’s family’s request to not politicise his death, and if he knows who Ambassador David Foy was.

They should ask that of every Republican who uses Benghazi to attack Clinton.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:08:59am

So, bigger military, tax cuts, budget cuts, and deportation task force.

Okay then.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:09:42am

Hitting up the allies for protection money because of course he is.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:09:59am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:10:32am

re: #298 lawhawk

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We got some winners in that Crazy 88.

But Trump wont stop there. Nope. He and his supporters will claim Hillary is responsible for setting the planet aflame, being terminally ill, and claim Hillary is all the things that Trump actually has stated/done (including being trigger happy).

General Boykin is there, nuff said.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:10:49am

re: #301 Jenner7

So, bigger military, tax cuts, budget cuts, and deportation task force.

Okay then.

Bigger military? By how much? Where? Larger USAF? USN? Marines? UAVs? What? How is that paid for? Oh wait, balancing budgets is only for Democrats - and military spending has to cut into domestic programs.

What a complete shitshow of vaporware and the usual assortment of GOP malware.

This isn’t a speech, it’s a litany of GOP grievances.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:11:09am

re: #303 Jenner7

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Right and you claim that your opponent doesn’t respect diplomacy. Right Donald.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:12:49am
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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:12:57am

re: #301 Jenner7

So, bigger military, tax cuts, budget cuts, and deportation task force.

Okay then.

Tax cuts naturally pay for bigger militaries. That is why every country does that and economists around the world recommend that to their governments.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:13:35am

re: #305 lawhawk

Bigger military? By how much? Where? Larger USAF? USN? Marines? UAVs? What? How is that paid for? Oh wait, balancing budgets is only for Democrats - and military spending has to cut into domestic programs.

What a complete shitshow of vaporware and the usual assortment of GOP malware.

This isn’t a speech, it’s a litany of GOP grievances.

He’s going to pay for it by extorting protection from the allies.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:13:37am

re: #307 Jenner7

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He’s such an idiot. Then again this is the guy who thinks we need more couriers.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:15:03am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

He’s such an idiot. Then again this is the guy who thinks we need more couriers carrier pigeons.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:17:26am

He’s saying out loud this will all be very expensive.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:18:28am

re: #305 lawhawk

Bigger military? By how much? Where? Larger USAF? USN? Marines? UAVs? What? How is that paid for? Oh wait, balancing budgets is only for Democrats - and military spending has to cut into domestic programs.

What a complete shitshow of vaporware and the usual assortment of GOP malware.

This isn’t a speech, it’s a litany of GOP grievances.

Moreover, where is he going to get the personnel to make the military bigger? It’s all volunteer. Just because you pledge to make the military bigger, where are the warm bodies coming from to make it bigger?

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:18:29am

Again, he suggests Hillary had Brian Pagliano killed.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:20:08am

Oh yeah. Offset the cost HOW? With ALL he wants to do, it’s fucking impossible.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:20:23am

So sincere!

LOL rubes.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:20:25am

re: #280 Jenner7

“ISIS was close to being extinguished.”

Um, I thought she was the co founder?

I swear Trump pulls his daily talking points out of a bingo hopper/tumbler. Each ping pong ball has a different talking point on them and he has them popping up on his podium and then he reads off whatever pops up.

Or maybe has a Magic 8 Ball!

(Remember them?)

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:21:37am

re: #317 ObserverArt

I swear Trump pulls his daily talking points out of a bingo hopper/tumbler. Each ping pong ball has a different talking point on them and he has them popping up on his podium and then he reads off whatever pops up.

Or maybe has a Magic 8 Ball!

(Remember them?)

Maybe he uses the Manatee system that Matt & Trey said was used by the Family Guy creative staff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:22:34am

gaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:23:21am

Just one American flag?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:24:12am

re: #320 Jenner7

Just one American flag?

Imma guessing that statement doesn’t include the Stars & Bars, or Gadsden…

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:24:42am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

Imma guessing that statement doesn’t include the Stars & Bars, or Gadsden…

Or maybe a new flag, the Trump Flag

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:25:18am

re: #320 Jenner7

Just one American flag?

Located at the exact geographic centre of the USA.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:26:13am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

Imma guessing that statement doesn’t include the Stars & Bars, or Gadsden…

Donald Trump come out in favour of banning the Dixie Swastika: Details at 6PM.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:26:24am

re: #323 Anymouse

Located at the exact geographic centre of the USA.

Located wherever Trump is “in residence”

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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:27:03am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

Standing ovation for Trump in Philadelphia when he says: “We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag.”
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) September 7, 2016]

Saluting one American flag? He’s going to piss of his base that insists on saluting the confederate traitor rag.

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Anymouse  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:27:49am

The sun is up, the birds are twittering, the cat is raking my right arm to ribbons; it is time for bed. Catch y’all later.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:29:52am
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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:35:48am

SE Mich. under heat advisory; some schools close early

But, but, but Global Climate Change is a faaaakee!!!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:35:53am

re: #328 Dr. Matt

Amazon Just Blew the Lid On the iPhone 7

Why do people want to spoil shit? I’m not clicking on that—I’m getting ready to watch the event at 10:00.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:36:38am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:37:28am
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Tigger2  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:37:36am

re: #331 Jenner7

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Had just copied that to post. haha

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:37:45am

Our cruisers are what? Ticonderoga class ships are from the 90s and have a 40-50 year lifespan with retrofits (VLS systems), new radars, sonars, missile systems, etc.

Throw in the Arleigh Burke class DDGs, and you’ve got more 1990s-2000s ships. In fact, the DDGs have picked up some of the role of the CG class.

Once again, Trump’s blowing smoke.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:42:05am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

SE Mich. under heat advisory; some schools close early

But, but, but Global Climate Change is a faaaakee!!!

The Columbus (OH) schools are struggling with the heat too. They are using huge fans in some of the older buildings to move the air and extracting it, etc. Some of the older schools were not air conditioned and it was very rare to have 85°+ days with humidity making it feel like it was 90°+. Like today. Currently 87° with a feels like rating of 94° expected to hit a high of 90°.

Hopefully this heat moves out of here over the weekend and that is the last we see of it. Ugh!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:42:15am

re: #334 lawhawk

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Our cruisers are what? Ticonderoga class ships are from the 90s and have a 40-50 year lifespan with retrofits (VLS systems), new radars, sonars, missile systems, etc.

Throw in the Arleigh Burke class DDGs, and you’ve got more 1990s-2000s ships. In fact, the DDGs have picked up some of the role of the CG class.

Once again, Trump’s blowing smoke.

What do you want to bet he wants to take the Iowas out of mothballs again because they’ve got 16” penises guns, just like him?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:46:03am

re: #332 The Vicious Babushka

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:48:38am

re: #329 Dr. Matt

SE Mich. under heat advisory; some schools close early

But, but, but Global Climate Change is a faaaakee!!!

Zedushka likes to sit outside on the deck until the sweat pouring off his face soaks the pages of the book he is reading. Then when I come home it is 80° in the house and I’m like WHY DIDN’T YOU TURN ON THE AC and he’s like DUH I FORGOT.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:49:30am

And he wants to move to Florida.

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Skip Intro  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:49:51am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

What about the battleship gap that Obama and Hillary caused because they hate the military?

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gocart mozart  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:50:05am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:51:16am

When it comes to Teh Stupids nobody does Stupid like the SMOTI

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:51:55am

Now Hillary is going to die from Not Enough Flossing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:52:09am

re: #247 Blind Frog Belly White

Another reason why I don’t automatically give military folks and veterans any special points for political acumen. Good reason to never, ever institute “Service Guarantees Citizenship*” a la “Starship Troopers”.

*Would you like to know more?

Again, that novel was not a political manifesto: Heinlein was describing the aftermath of WWIII, which ended when the warring nations simply collapsed. Soldiers and POWs were stranded wherever they were, and constituted the only organized authority to deal with the ensuing chaos that ensued.

“Service guarantees citizenship” evolved out of that.

And do recall, especially after Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Armed forces were ready to take nearly anybody without a felony criminal record out of need for warm bodies to fill the boots on the ground.

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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:52:42am

re: #339 The Vicious Babushka

And he wants to move to Florida.

An AC in Florida should not have an ON/OFF switch.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:53:28am

Your daily reminder that pathetic Trump is a loser. Sad. How terrible.

Latest Polls

Wednesday, September 7

General Election: Clinton +2
General Election: Clinton +2
General Election: Clinton +2

2016 Generic Congressional Vote Democrats +2
2016 Generic Congressional Vote Democrats +3

realclearpolitics.com

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Tigger2  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:53:37am

re: #340 Skip Intro

What about the battleship gap that Obama and Hillary caused because they hate the military?

Is trump also going to complain about the fact that muskets aren’t made for the military anymore.

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wrenchwench  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:54:38am

re: #341 gocart mozart

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Video

Do they have Florence, too? I’d love to see that one.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:55:07am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, that novel was not a political manifesto: Heinlein was describing the aftermath of WWIII, which ended when the warring nations simply collapsed. Soldiers and POWs were stranded wherever they were, and constituted the only organized authority to deal with the ensuing chaos that ensued.

“Service guarantees citizenship” evolved out of that.

And do recall, especially after Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Armed forces were ready to take nearly anybody without a felony criminal record out of need for warm bodies to fill the boots on the ground.

And Federal Service included things like the Peace Corps—which was yet to be created in 1959.

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:55:46am

re: #343 The Vicious Babushka

Now Hillary is going to die from Not Enough Flossing

I don’t know…but it sure seems like this is the most ridiculous presidential campaign ever.

Sheesh…the stupids…it is overflowing.

Thanks Al Gore! (He did create the internets after all!)

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:56:06am

re: #336 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

All four Iowa class battleships are now museums. Good luck trying to convert them back to active ships. It’d be multibillion dollar costs, and their guns for all their heft lack the range of various missiles, and the railguns that are set to deploy to the fleet in the next few years.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:56:52am

re: #345 BlueSpotinAL

An AC in Florida should not have an ON/OFF switch.

Weird fact: when we go on vacation Zedushka cranks down the AC of the hotel room or apartment to the mid 60’s. I think this is HEY AS LONG AS I’M NOT PAYING FOR IT Old Man Syndrome.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:56:57am

re: #351 lawhawk

All four Iowa class battleships are now museums. Good luck trying to convert them back to active ships. It’d be multibillion dollar costs, and their guns for all their heft lack the range of various missiles, and the railguns that are set to deploy to the fleet in the next few years.

Hey, you and I know that, but Trump?

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:58:15am

re: #353 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Hey, you and I know that, but Trump?

HURR HURR THEY ARE RANSACKING MILITARY MUSEUMS FOR SPARE PARTS!!!!!1111

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Tigger2  Sep 7, 2016 • 9:58:52am
356
Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:00:39am

Who has a good link to the iphone 7 livestream?

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:02:07am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, that novel was not a political manifesto: Heinlein was describing the aftermath of WWIII, which ended when the warring nations simply collapsed. Soldiers and POWs were stranded wherever they were, and constituted the only organized authority to deal with the ensuing chaos that ensued.

“Service guarantees citizenship” evolved out of that.

And do recall, especially after Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Armed forces were ready to take nearly anybody without a felony criminal record out of need for warm bodies to fill the boots on the ground.

And Heinlein was as realistic as he could be about that government. The teacher asks the students why the current form of government was doing so well, and the answer he gave was that it hadn’t failed yet. Not something grandiose sounding about how it was the greatest form of government. It just hadn’t failed yet.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:06:29am

CNET’s live stream of iphone 7: livestream.com

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ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:06:38am

Must click link…really!

25logicalreasonstovotefordonaldtrump.com/

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:08:45am

re: #356 Dr. Matt

Who has a good link to the iphone 7 livestream?

apple.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:10:00am

re: #357 Belafon

And Heinlein was as realistic as he could be about that government. The teacher asks the students why the current form of government was doing so well, and the answer he gave was that it hadn’t failed yet. Not something grandiose sounding about how it was the greatest form of government. It just hadn’t failed yet.

Exactly. The Starship Troopers is not a manifesto, it is just an “alternate future history”.

Heinlein does go into great detail about the notion of the political franchise: the right to vote and run for office, and how it was once limited to a handful of noblemen and then became universal.

He makes a compelling case that the Franchise should be limited to people who demonstrate that they are willing to put the common good above personal interests.

And to get back to the ongoing topic, Donald Trump is a is a fine example of just the opposite.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:10:43am

Heh. Cool. Mario is coming to iOS. :))))

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BeachDem  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:16:16am

I believe this is one of the best descriptions of bloviating Trump surrogate words I’ve ever seen:

Spicer then spun a web of buzzwords and catchphrases whose verbs clashed where they existed at all.

This was the idiotic argle bargle Spicer was spewing about Trump’s “ground game”—it hurts my head.

“We’ve had over 5,000 volunteers comprehensively — I mean, these are fellows that are having weekly metric trained, we’ve had over 1,000 paid staff on the ground,” Spicer said. “Each one of those people is going out and making sure that we understand every single voter that we need, where those turfs are where people live, what’s making them vote, what issues are important, who the key influences are, are they voting early (or) absentee.”

rawstory.com

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:19:41am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:20:33am

re: #363 BeachDem

I believe this is one of the best descriptions of bloviating Trump surrogate words I’ve ever seen:

Spicer then spun a web of buzzwords and catchphrases whose verbs clashed where they existed at all.

This was the idiotic argle bargle Spicer was spewing about Trump’s “ground game”—it hurts my head.

“We’ve had over 5,000 volunteers comprehensively — I mean, these are fellows that are having weekly metric trained, we’ve had over 1,000 paid staff on the ground,” Spicer said. “Each one of those people is going out and making sure that we understand every single voter that we need, where those turfs are where people live, what’s making them vote, what issues are important, who the key influences are, are they voting early (or) absentee.”

rawstory.com

And we’re compiling a database about the likelihood that they’ll be interested in fabulous seminars taught by real industry pros….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:26:12am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:27:29am

Someone on imgur posted this about Rage Funny defending Brock Turner.

Gotnews Rapist Defense Imgur

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:27:42am

Yes you freaking dumbshit, because John McCain had actual documented medical issues (like cancer!) not bogus bullshit made-up hoaxes.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:27:58am

Ummm…. now you’re realizing that the GOP is a threat to minorities - all of them? Whether you’re Catholic (as opposed to Protestant), black, Asian, Native American, Jewish, Muslim, etc., or LGBT, the GOP is a threat to your civil rights. It’s the GOP. And it’s the voters who back them that are the threat. Trump didn’t sprout from the aether. He was the culmination of decades of pushing irrational hate, fear, and anger. He mirrors the core GOP voter wishes/beliefs.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:28:45am

re: #367 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Someone on imgur posted this about Rage Funny defending Brock Turner.

Gotnews Rapist Defense [Embedded content]

Upding for Rage Funny.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:28:49am

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also known as: FANTASYLAND.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:29:09am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe he meant to say “insufficient to execute our current meshuggas”?

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:29:25am

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, he thinks that the government wastes a couple hundred billion dollars every year.

The GOP has been pushing govt waste for decades, and has yet to materialize all those billions. This is more standard issue vaporware.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:30:38am

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I do not believe that donald understands how many federal employees make up the defense budget.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:31:54am

Damn autocorrect on my phone changed Furby to Funny. And I can’t edit with my phone, it seems.

Whatevs. Gotta sleep. Later on!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:32:21am

re: #373 lawhawk

So, he thinks that the government wastes a couple hundred billion dollars every year.

The GOP has been pushing govt waste for decades, and has yet to materialize all those billions. This is more standard issue vaporware.

But did you notice the amount in unpaid taxes? Heh. If there’s one thing that WON’T get support from his fans, it’s increasing the funding for the IRS.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:33:36am

re: #375 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Damn autocorrect on my phone changed Furby to Funny. And I can’t edit with my phone, it seems.

Whatevs. Gotta sleep. Later on!

I burrowed down 3 or 4 levels in ‘Settings’ on my iPhone to turn off autocorrect, because I don’t want a device that thinks it knows better than me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:33:45am

re: #375 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Damn autocorrect on my phone changed Furby to Funny. And I can’t edit with my phone, it seems.

Whatevs. Gotta sleep. Later on!

it made me laugh!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:35:43am

re: #373 lawhawk

So, he thinks that the government wastes a couple hundred billion dollars every year.

The GOP has been pushing govt waste for decades, and has yet to materialize all those billions. This is more standard issue vaporware.

and there is no military waste, that is all money well spent.

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lawhawk  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:37:32am

re: #379 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why buy one when you can build two at twice the price?! / SR Hayden

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gocart mozart  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:39:19am
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darthstar  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:42:21am
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gocart mozart  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:46:13am
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gocart mozart  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:46:45am
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gocart mozart  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:48:20am
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Dr. Matt  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:48:21am

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:50:06am

Baby Whiplash is deep into Alex Jones Conspiracy Land, that even Alex Jones knows is complete bullshit.

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:52:08am

re: #386 Dr. Matt

We had one of those 15 foot across above ground round pools in our back yard. One of the things I would do was swim just under water parallel to the side of the pool, basically in the same orientation as that boat.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:53:03am

re: #236 Anymouse

Koch Brothers setting up school to train up the next Tea Party style activists.

Apparently they learned from Trump University how easy it is to grift from right wingers.

nytimes.com

As Wonkette put it:

ITTea Party Institute?

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Belafon  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:53:33am

re: #387 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash is deep into Alex Jones Conspiracy Land, that even Alex Jones knows is complete bullshit.

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Next it will take down the post office.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:55:42am

re: #387 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash is deep into Alex Jones Conspiracy Land, that even Alex Jones knows is complete bullshit.

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Am I being pedantic if I point out that he is being redundant by saying both the FBI and the Department of Justice have been corrupted by Obama since the FBI is part of the DOJ?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:56:47am

re: #387 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash is deep into Alex Jones Conspiracy Land, that even Alex Jones knows is complete bullshit.

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SCANDAL!!!!!!111

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:57:14am

re: #391 Timothy Watson

Am I being pedantic if I point out that he is being redundant by saying both the FBI and the Department of Justice have been corrupted by Obama since the FBI is part of the DOJ?

You would think a Harvard Law JD would know that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:59:02am

re: #393 The Vicious Babushka

Most likely he does know, he just knows his readers don’t.

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ChuckJager95  Sep 7, 2016 • 10:59:48am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:00:23am

re: #394 Eclectic Cyborg

Most likely he does know, he just knows his readers don’t.

Maybe he rejects everything he was taught at Harvard Law because it’s a “Leftist” institution.

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Jenner7  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:00:27am
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ChuckJager95  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:00:40am
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Varek Raith  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:01:57am

re: #395 ChuckJager95

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Her axe is ground to sub-atomic particles by now.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:02:41am

re: #387 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash is deep into Alex Jones Conspiracy Land, that even Alex Jones knows is complete bullshit.

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Let’s talk instead about Trump’s Trump University Scandal. Then we can talk about Trump’s Tax Scandal. Then we can talk about Trump’s Russia Scandal.

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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:02:54am

re: #49 teleskiguy

A. Sorry for your loss - sounds like he was a great guy.
B. Well, among other things, you’ve clearly done tons of bitchin skiing, which means you’ve got lots and lots of people jealous of you…

402
ObserverArt  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:03:27am

re: #391 Timothy Watson

Am I being pedantic if I point out that he is being redundant by saying both the FBI and the Department of Justice have been corrupted by Obama since the FBI is part of the DOJ?

You’re all wrong!!!

It was Big Bill Clinton that did all of this in that meeting with AG Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in her jet in Phoenix.

Nothing has been the same since.

Bill Clinton is the Puppet Master. He controls all the Democrats in Washington and around the country. You’ll see…

403
freetoken  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:05:28am
“Creates a real time incredible feel with the new Home Button.”

Hmmm….

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freetoken  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:06:08am

iPhone 7 unveiling with all the attendant woo.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:09:56am
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Timothy Watson  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:11:46am

re: #404 freetoken

iPhone 7 unveiling with all the attendant woo.

Every day you go without buying one God kills a kitten.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 7, 2016 • 11:17:25am

re: #400 Sir John Barron

Let’s talk instead about Trump’s Trump University Scandal. Then we can talk about Trump’s Tax Scandal. Then we can talk about Trump’s Russia Scandal.

Trump’s “Pay to Play” Scandal
Trump’s Rape Scandal
Trump’s Public Stock Scandal

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Khal Wimpo (no longer entitled to his own facts)  Sep 7, 2016 • 12:19:21pm

re: #25 Pawn of the Oppressor

That’s how it was with my recently departed cat. He was going out of the litterbox, and the short answer after having him looked at was “It could be any one of four things, and it will cost you thousands of dollars in tests and invasive surgeries to find out for sure. (Aside: the surgeries might stress him enough to kill him outright) And when we ARE certain, there’s no cure for any of the possibilities anyway.” $600 worth of exam and testing showed nothing unusual in the blood, but his pre-existing heart murmur was worse.

Step 1 was a special “prescription diet” (read: pointlessly expensive cat food), which I declined to pursue after some research - a change to wet simple-ingredient food without starches fixed the butt-related issue and improved the health of both my cats, but about four months later he developed overt symptoms of heart failure, and that’s what did him in eventually.

My vet’s commentary after he died: For cat heart failure, in 85% of cases the first presentation is sudden death. I read elsewhere that the average time between definitive diagnosis and death is five months, which was about how long my little guy made it between showing abdominal breathing and dying rather badly on a Monday night after getting over what I thought was a cold.

I’m glad the problem was diagnosed for less than $1K and it’s great that there’s treatment available. There’s a whole category of kitty killers where the vets just kind of shrug and give you a choice between “do nothing” and “pay half a year’s mortgage payments so we can delay the inevitable if we’re lucky”. I’m glad your kitty’s troubles aren’t in that latter category. :)

I went thru $9K of vet bills for my poor guy. It started simple. Then it got worse; surgery twice, and still the intestinal blockage was not fixed. He was in misery. Pain. Sadness. I could not put him through any more of that.

One of the worst feelings ever in my life.

Just took my new little guy in and they gave him 3 really heavy-duty shots. He hid under the bed for two days. I had to keep him in Ad Seg from the other kits (no Gen Pop for him) until today. He seems to be snapping out of it, but Jesus Evil Bastard Christ, what is up with the vets doing crazy shit to our kitteh friends and then charging us out the butt for it?

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Khal Wimpo (no longer entitled to his own facts)  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:06:25pm

re: #351 lawhawk

All four Iowa class battleships are now museums. Good luck trying to convert them back to active ships. It’d be multibillion dollar costs, and their guns for all their heft lack the range of various missiles, and the railguns that are set to deploy to the fleet in the next few years.

Also, the fucking things tend to blow up. Read up on the accident in the gun turret on the Iowa that killed 47 sailors.

Goddam thing was leaking 55 GALLONS of hydraulic fluid a DAY. The high-pressure steam hoses were held together by duct tape.

1940s-vintage technology is a sitting duck on the modern battlefield, like a 1940s racecar in a Formula 1 race, or a P40 up against an F22.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 7, 2016 • 2:18:10pm

re: #408 Khal Wimpo (no longer entitled to his own facts)

I went thru $9K of vet bills for my poor guy. It started simple. Then it got worse; surgery twice, and still the intestinal blockage was not fixed. He was in misery. Pain. Sadness. I could not put him through any more of that.

One of the worst feelings ever in my life.

Just took my new little guy in and they gave him 3 really heavy-duty shots. He hid under the bed for two days. I had to keep him in Ad Seg from the other kits (no Gen Pop for him) until today. He seems to be snapping out of it, but Jesus Evil Bastard Christ, what is up with the vets doing crazy shit to our kitteh friends and then charging us out the butt for it?

I’m fortunate to have, as our provider, a vet service/emergency hospital where everyone went into the profession for love of animals, not the money.
The most we’ve ever paid was to save the life of our goofy hound dog when she showed up one Saturday morning with her left front leg mostly blown off by a gunshot.
And she wasn’t even our dog…just a skinny starving stray.
Weekend emergency surgery to amputate her leg at the shoulder, several days recuperating at the hospital to deal with the infection that resulted from her having been shot and out in the woods for days before showing up on our front porch.
Total bill was about $500.


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