Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to a Bowl of Poisoned Skittles Candy

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Donald Trump Jr. has blocked the LGF account after we revealed several of his associations with antisemites and white supremacists, but we have ways to see what he’s tweeting anyway — and today he tweeted something so ugly and yes, deplorable, that I did an honest to goodness double take:

The dehumanization factor is off the scale here; he’s literally comparing desperate people fleeing violence, war and persecution to a bowl of poisoned candy. Please note the official campaign logos on this image; this seems to be something they’re actually using as promotional material for their sick, un-American views.

And it’s very likely the use of “Skittles” is a racist dog whistle intended to evoke the killing of Trayvon Martin among Trump’s right wing base of supporters. It’s pretty safe to say that will be the first thing many of them think of.

UPDATE at 9/19/16 6:23:40 pm by Charles Johnson

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591 comments

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:28:19pm

Copying my reply over:

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:28:50pm

Does anyone remember when we got our first look at Trump’s opinion regarding “others”?

It was his racist butler down in Florida. Most people just laughed that off as the rantings of an old man.

Little did we know then how deeply it runs in the Trumps.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:31:05pm
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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:31:14pm

re: #1 Belafon

But Drumpfskind Jr., unlike Drumpfskind, isn’t even bothering to play the “I’m a Christian” game.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:33:15pm

Trayvon Martin was notoriously packing Skittles. Dog whistle?

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:33:50pm

Wait. Wut?

This is the same Trump campaign that says we need to get rid of food safety regs.

In which case, the manufacturers could throw whatever crap they wanted into your food.

Now, they’re dehumanizing refugees. Figures.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:34:58pm

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel

Same thought. I’m sure the company just loves the publicity. ////

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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:35:01pm
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Weaselone  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:35:45pm

This logic could be extended to almost anything. Using the same logic, you could advocate aborting all pregnancies, or killing everyone under the age of 18 because some fraction of them would end up murderers.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:36:44pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

You may want to use the “Contact Us” form at wrigley.com as well.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:37:17pm

Bear in mind, this is the only subject to which the Trumps will apply this kind of argument.

Not to racism, not other kinds of violence, not to abuse of power, etc.

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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:37:23pm

re: #9 Weaselone

And given that studies have shown that immigrants tend to have lower violent crime rates, if one was worried about being killed than immigrants are not the cause.

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calochortus  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:37:42pm

re: #9 Weaselone

This logic could be extended to almost anything. Using the same logic, you could advocate aborting all pregnancies, or killing everyone under the age of 18 because some fraction of them would end up murderers.

Also, statistically fatally flawed.

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:38:02pm

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel

Trayvon Martin was notoriously packing Skittles. Dog whistle?

So Junior’s choice of candy wasn’t accidental.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:38:30pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:38:40pm

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calochortus  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:39:23pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

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They can’t fight back, so, obvious choice for a bully.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:39:44pm

I actually think the most embarassing thing that could happen during the debate for Trump would be if Hillary went up and actually pantsed him-especially if he goes off the rails. It would be a fitting penalty.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:40:14pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:40:29pm

If I owned a taco truck, we would definitely start stocking Skittles.

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:41:23pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

So Junior’s choice of candy wasn’t accidental.

Probably…hinting at the three African Americans in that bowl.

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Apocalypse  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:44:02pm

This doesn’t work in any way. If someone told me that, I’d be asking what they’d done to them. Clearly, before DonJr interfered with them, there were clean; is he unknowingly admitting something?

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Apocalypse  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:45:50pm

re: #19 teleskiguy
I wouldn’t eat nor touch one, not in the sewers he has been in.

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:45:59pm

LMAO.

Benny and Ed Morrissey are busy complaining about the NFL and SI because of their “politics”.

Never mind that the NFL covered up a dangerous disease afflicting current and former players - resulting in CTE. The NFL covered up the concussion mess for years. They put their profits ahead of the safety of the players.

Or that reporting about these things exposes the ugly side of sports.

After the CTE link was exposed, I stopped watching the NFL. It’s not fun watching guys playing their hearts out and knowing that any of them could be a hit away from a crippling disease that will be a ticking time bomb leading to suicide, dementia, urges to violence, etc.

There’s no joy in watching, and I can’t bring myself to follow the games.

Sundays have never been so liberating since.

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stpaulbear  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:46:31pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:47:08pm

I could not find the exact video but I do recall a little girl crying at Pope Francis’ feet when he offered to take her family to Vatican City and out of the refugee camp.

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stpaulbear  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:47:43pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:48:39pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:49:31pm
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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:51:38pm
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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:51:48pm

The more I think about it… yeah, the Skittles thing is not a mistake.

He could have used any food-stuff. Even any bowl of candy.

Skittles was chosen for a purpose.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:52:17pm

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

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He makes a cogent argument for the elimination of young white men from America.

And toddlers.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:52:54pm

Alex Jones needs to be committed.

Iframe

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:53:06pm

I think whoever allowed the Drumpf family to immigrate here has a lot to answer for.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:53:12pm

h/t Balloon Juice

Miley Cyrus performed Odetta’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Baby, I’m in the Mood for You” on the Tonight Show and called Jimmy Fallon out in the middle of it for his treatment of Trump:

Miley Cyrus: Baby, I’m In the Mood for You

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:53:13pm

If you had a trainload of Skittles and one was possibly poisoned while thousands were certain to magically sprout into scientists, literary geniuses and possibly the discoverer of a comprehensive cancer cure, would you take the risk?

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:54:05pm
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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:54:18pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

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I don’t even think it was asshole Joe Walsh who came up with this idiocy. I seem to remember seeing this “deep thinking” meme about a year ago—maybe not with Skittles, but the same bullshit. Can’t remember the details.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:54:23pm
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MsJ  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:54:57pm

re: #31 freetoken

The more I think about it… yeah, the Skittles thing is not a mistake.

He could have used any food-stuff. Even any bowl of candy.

Skittles was chosen for a purpose.

Absolutely my first thought when I read it earlier. It was definitely chosen with purpose.

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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:56:47pm

From 2011, USA Today listed America’s top candies, and Skittles is only 16th on their list:

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I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten Skittles.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:56:57pm

re: #40 MsJ

Absolutely my first thought when I read it earlier. It was definitely chosen with purpose.

And of course, it’s just enough of a stretch to be an effective ‘wink, wink’ for them while allowing them to call it nonsensical. But the folks who trade in shit like ‘88’ and ‘14’ as code? Yeah, they’d totally use Skittles as code.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:57:26pm

re: #41 freetoken

From 2011, USA Today listed America’s top candies, and Skittles is only 16th on their list:

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I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten Skittles.

You’re not missing a lot.

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:57:36pm

re: #36 Shiplord Kirel

If I had a basket of selfish billionaires, and only 1 refused to reveal his tax returns whist running for President…

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William Lewis  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:58:28pm

re: #24 lawhawk

I watch English Premier League Football now instead. It has it’s own problems but I can enjoy the beautiful game a whole lot more than I can tolerate American Football.

Go Gunners!

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freetoken  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:58:42pm

re: #43 Blind Frog Belly White

For years now I’ve eaten quite a bit of chocolate, and not the cheap kind. Other than an occasional Werthers, I don’t know if I’ve had most of the other types of candy in many years.

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Belafon  Sep 19, 2016 • 5:59:03pm

Dear Mr. Trump, 9/11 Responders Had To Share Their Tax Returns. Why Won’t You Do The Same?

In order to submit a claim to the 9/11 Compensation Fund, 20,000 first responders, volunteers and survivors were required to produce multiple years of tax returns. I ask you to do the same. Considering that you’re running for president, it shouldn’t be too much to ask you to meet the same standard to which the brave men and women who responded to 9/11 have been held.

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:01:00pm

re: #35 Belafon

h/t Balloon Juice

Miley Cyrus performed Odetta’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Baby, I’m in the Mood for You” on the Tonight Show and called Jimmy Fallon out in the middle of it for his treatment of Trump:

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You know, Miley has some real talent. I’ve heard her do some traditional country and some other styles and she has a voice…kinda smokey and husky.

I think she could get away from her pop crap and do all right for herself. Maybe she will as she grows older and more mature.

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scottslemmons  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:01:53pm

Might be about to have to go internet-free for… well, a whiiiiile. My internet connection on this computer is unbelievably weak, while the rest of the family’s connections are rock-solid. No one knows what’s wrong. They’re going to send someone out to look at the machine, but I’m pretty sure they won’t find anything they can fix. I get I could get a couple hundred feet of cable to string all over the house to connect directly to my dad’s router, but I don’t like the idea of sticking cable all over my parents’ house. I’ve already inconvenienced them enough as it is.

I already shut down my barely-activated Netflix account, and I figure I can check email, Facebook, and Twitter from my phone. The biggest downside is how hard it’s going to be to job-hunt with no real Internet access.

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Interesting Times  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:03:03pm

re: #38 BeachDem

I don’t even think it was asshole Joe Walsh who came up with this idiocy. I seem to remember seeing this “deep thinking” meme about a year ago—maybe not with Skittles, but the same bullshit. Can’t remember the details.

Who knows the identity of the original asshole who crapped it out. Someone on another forum I frequent posted this version back in January (and wow, the typography is almost as much of an eyesore as the message it spells out).

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:03:52pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:05:25pm

re: #51 teleskiguy

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“Now, I’m not saying it’s Muslims…but its Muslims!”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:05:28pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

Just a different form of carny.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:05:43pm

OK—it used to be M&Ms—

google.com

debunkingdenialism.com

I guess they just upped the ante with Skittles.

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:07:29pm

Hey Donny Trump and Junior Trump. You gonna profile this guy?

You know, because making bomb threats and terroristic statements is only for the foreigners as you so artfully put it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:08:52pm

re: #49 scottslemmons

Did you try a wireless extender? Or getting another wireless adaptor? They’re getting dirt cheap these days.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:09:20pm

re: #24 lawhawk

I’m thinking a lot of people who are up in arms over the national anthem derided concussions and CTE as being symptoms of “pussyness”. The “good old days” of iron players and drill-sergeant coaches. Uphill both ways, and ten miles to the end zone.

But someone won’t stand for the anthem and that’s so terrible! //

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:11:12pm

realistically, this is all headed to an eventual call for the expulsion of all muslims from the united states

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:11:54pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:12:19pm

re: #58 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

realistically, this is all headed to an eventual call for the expulsion of all muslims from the united states

Aaaaand that’s gonna work….how?

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:12:21pm

re: #58 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

realistically, this is all headed to an eventual call for the expulsion of all muslims from the united states

The base is way ahead of the political panderers in that respect.

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lockjawcanbefun  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:12:44pm

The first spam e-mail I ever received (you never forget your first!) was yet another variation of this, way back in 1995, and had to do with piranhas.

This might have been the least offensive site I could find it at.

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mr.fusion  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:13:13pm
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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:13:23pm

re: #60 Eric The Fruit Bat

Aaaaand that’s gonna work….how?

Elect Trump and he’ll MAKE IT HAPPEN! He has PLAAAAAAAANS

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:14:04pm

re: #57 Sherlock Hound

Yeah, they never bothered to ask any of the old timers, who can barely walk, are suffering from premature dementia (early onset Alzheimer’s, etc) and are suffering all the days of their lives from injuries sustained during their playing days.

40% of former players suffer from brain injuries. Lifetime impairment for a few years of glory. And the NFL covered it the hell up.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:14:55pm
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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:14:56pm

re: #58 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

realistically, this is all headed to an eventual call for the expulsion of all muslims from the united states

And this isn’t new with the religious dog whistles from Republicans … while I was in the Navy there was the ringing endorsement for our Armed Forces by GHW Bush: I don’t think atheists can be patriotic nor should be citizens.

They ain’t going after just Muslims:

Trump Says Freedom of Expression is Hurting the Fight Against Terrorism (goes to Huffington Post).

You may recall his suggestion earlier in the year that “parts of the Internet” should be shut down.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:15:55pm

re: #58 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

realistically, this is all headed to an eventual call for the expulsion of all muslims from the united states

The sizable Muslim communities in places like Lubbock and the DFW suburbs will be in real, physical danger if Trump wins. I have seen the gun toting bigot-mobs and their “protests” there. What will they do if they think the DoJ and possibly a newly converted sovereign sheriff will look the other way?

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:17:58pm

We know now.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:18:22pm
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scottslemmons  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:18:33pm

re: #56 Eric The Fruit Bat

Tried installing a new wireless adapter. The computer says it’s unable to detect it. :/

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:20:02pm

re: #67 Anymouse

And this isn’t new with the religious dog whistles from Republicans … while I was in the Navy there was the ringing endorsement for our Armed Forces by GHW Bush: I don’t think atheists can be patriotic nor should be citizens.

They ain’t going after just Muslims:

Trump Says Freedom of Expression is Hurting the Fight Against Terrorism (goes to Huffington Post).

You may recall his suggestion earlier in the year that “parts of the Internet” should be shut down.

re: #68 Shiplord Kirel

The sizable Muslim communities in places like Lubbock and the DFW suburbs will be in real, physical danger if Trump wins. I have seen the gun toting bigot-mobs and their “protests” there. What will they do if they think the DoJ and possibly a newly converted sovereign sheriff will look the other way?

Look up ‘Tulsa Race Riots, 1921”.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:20:46pm

re: #55 lawhawk

We better start profiling.

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scottslemmons  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:20:47pm

Man, these guys are charming.

Reported, muted, and blocked, of course.

I keep wanting them to ask if they remember how good Americans have always been at killing Nazis and Confederates…

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:20:49pm

re: #62 lockjawcanbefun

The first spam e-mail I ever received (you never forget your first!) was yet another variation of this, way back in 1995, and had to do with piranhas.

This might have been the least offensive site I could find it at.

Wow. The National Alliance. George Wallace’s Youth for Wallace that turned into one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the USA, and the best financed (it owned a record company).

—-

Just back from my village budget meeting, wrestling with figures to get the budget within state law. (State law says an incorporated city may not have more than 30% cash on hand in relation to budgeted funds; we have 93%). Funds may be placed into special sinks for emergencies, so a bunch will be switched into water, sewer, and park; I asked for a bunch to be put into a sink for the public library.

The park also will have a special expenditure to raze our public bathrooms and replace them (the current ones are not ADA compliant and largely non-functional) - something the village has been talking about for years before I moved here. Cashing out CDs the village holds at Wells Fargo at the fantastic interest rate of 0.05% and moving them to our local agricultural bank.

The pay rise for village employees I asked for was approved. Long budget meeting (last year it took twenty minutes.

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:22:20pm

Internment camps in the US?

Still legal, because the SC decision that upheld the government’s right to hold Japanese Americans in camps has never been overturned.

From the decision:

It was because we could not reject the finding of the military authorities that it was impossible to bring about an immediate segregation of the disloyal from the loyal that we sustained the validity of the curfew order as applying to the whole group. In the instant case, temporary exclusion of the entire group was rested by the military on the same ground.

law.cornell.edu

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:24:14pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:24:28pm

re: #74 scottslemmons

Man, these guys are charming.

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Reported, muted, and blocked, of course.

I keep wanting them to ask if they remember how good Americans have always been at killing Nazis and Confederates…

“… And once we’re in enemy territory, as a bushwackin, guerrilla army, we’re gonna be doin one thing, and one thing only - Killin Nazi’s.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:24:33pm

I suspect the Skittles reference was meant to conjure up images of Trayvon but also as a swipe at colored people as well.

Notice there are no white skittles in the bowl.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:25:58pm

re: #62 lockjawcanbefun

The first spam e-mail I ever received (you never forget your first!) was yet another variation of this, way back in 1995, and had to do with piranhas.

This might have been the least offensive site I could find it at.

“American Dissident Voices”. I remember them well, as does the SPLC. Hal Turner was active in rec.radio.shortwave for years.

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gwangung  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:26:33pm

re: #76 Skip Intro

Internment camps in the US?

Still legal, because the SC decision that upheld the government’s right to hold Japanese Americans in camps has never been overturned.

From the decision:

It was because we could not reject the finding of the military authorities that it was impossible to bring about an immediate segregation of the disloyal from the loyal that we sustained the validity of the curfew order as applying to the whole group. In the instant case, temporary exclusion of the entire group was rested by the military on the same ground.

law.cornell.edu

Absolutely, absolutely correct. Hirabayashi and Korematsu are still on the books; the judgement was vacated because of government misconduct….THIRTY YEARS LATER.

Get Trump elected, and they’re not gonna care if there’s misconduct…and they’ll destroy the evidence so no one can ever find out…

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:28:08pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:28:17pm

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Mike Lamb  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:28:49pm

The skittles things has all sorts of application…if someone told you that 3 of these skittles were poisoned, you wouldn’t eat them, right? That’s our RWNJ problem….

That’s our domestic theocratic problem…

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:30:03pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:30:41pm

Now for something heartwarming. I relate to this dude in a lovely way. I’ve grown my hair out and donated it several times, almost a dozen wigs were made over the years with my hair. This little dude gets it.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:30:43pm

re: #71 scottslemmons

What OS are you running?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:31:41pm

But wait—aren’t we supposed to simply stop buying Skittles if they habitually poison us? That’s how TEH FREE MARKET™ (PBUI) works, right? Shouldn’t we wait until at least one Syrian refugee commits an objectionable act before we stop “buying” refugees from Syria? If we just stop buying Skittles because reasons, that’s a boycott, which the Supreme Court always called “An illegal combination in restraint of Trade”. So wouldn’t boycotting Syria be bad, too? I’m confoozled!

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majii  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:32:30pm

re: #55 lawhawk

“Hey Donny Trump and Junior Trump. You gonna profile this guy?”

We both know the answer to your question, and we know why Trump and his supporters would give that particular answer to your question.

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Ubiq  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:32:43pm

Oooh, I want to play this game. If I gave you a bowl of Jellybeans and told you 6 were poisoned and would kill you, would you eat one? No? That’s the toddlers with handguns problem in America.

If I gave you a bowl of bull testicles, and told you that only one was poisoned and would kill you — unless you were black, in which case 27 would kill you, would you eat one? No? That’s the problem with police brutality in America.

If I gave you a bowl of deep fried pig anuses and told you 20 of them were poisoned and would kill you, would you eat one? No? That’s the right wing nut job problem in America.

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scottslemmons  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:33:46pm

re: #87 Eric The Fruit Bat

What OS are you running?

Windows 10.

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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:34:29pm

Sopan Deb and Daniel Dale are doing some serious journalism this campaign season, along with Katie Tur and David Faharenthold.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:34:53pm

re: #90 Ubiq

Skittle logic not to be applied to guys draped in Confederate flags or nostalgic outside the Confederacy.

Dylann Roof: a lone wolf Skittle.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:34:53pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

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Well, I don’t have a compound, just a city lot with a small house.

That of my family which could flee Danzig did just before the opening of WW2. Mr. Trump Jrs. argument would be “let my family die,” which isn’t much different than Rep. Steve King’s argument “deport me.”

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:36:27pm

re: #92 lawhawk

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Sopan Deb and Daniel Dale are doing some serious journalism this campaign season, along with Katie Tur and David Faharenthold.

Katy Tur deserves a medal from NBC for heroism in the face of combat.

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majii  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:38:22pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

“If you want to know how seriously Trump is taking black outreach, he’s holding a townhall on Wed on black issues hosted by Sean Hannnity”

Why bother with this when most of us know first, it will be a clusterfk in which Hannity will demonstrate how many times he can kiss Trump’s *ss, and second, we know neither Trump nor Hannity cares one sh*t for anyone who is not in their socioeconomic class? They personify the GOP way of looking at the 99 percenters—-our job [the masses] is to make them richer and their lives easier/better.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:39:48pm

Following a JJ McNabb timeline on the Bundy trial led to this—an article on Nazi Furries. Yes, they’re Trump Huggers.

geek.com

Shit’s gettin’ weird.

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:39:51pm

re: #95 Anymouse

Katy Tur deserves a medal from NBC for heroism in the face of combat.

She does. Lately she has been telling some Republican Trumpers that want to talk over her to shut up. She is learning a lot in this election and you can see her grow.

She hung out for some time with Keith Olbermann so some of that take no shitism may be coming out of her from what she learned from him.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:40:29pm

re: #95 Anymouse

Katy Tur deserves a medal from NBC for heroism in the face of combat.

Trump segregating the press in small compounds at his events and then inciting his followers to circle around menacing them, is going to lead to the murder of some reporters eventually. Will that finally wake up the MSM? Nah, probably not….

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Mike Lamb  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:41:29pm

If I told you that 90% of this bowl of skittles was poisoned, would you bother searching for the safe ones?

That’s our conservative problem….

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:42:15pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:44:53pm
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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:46:39pm

Gotta say, the Hillary commercial with Republicans (Lindsey, Mitt, Sasse, Susan Collins etc.) blowing bad notes on Trump is pretty incredible. Moreso that it’s running in south by dog carolina.

Unfit. Dangerous. Even to Republicans.

Boom.

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scottslemmons  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:48:53pm

re: #102 Eric The Fruit Bat

RIP C Martin Croker.

Aw, damn. I loved Zorak and Moltar so much… :(

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:54:01pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 6:55:23pm

re: #104 scottslemmons

I need to re-watch the series and dig up the part where Zorak says “You moron!” and clip that.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:01:31pm

re: #99 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Trump segregating the press in small compounds at his events and then inciting his followers to circle around menacing them, is going to lead to the murder of some reporters eventually. Will that finally wake up the MSM? Nah, probably not….

If it bleeds it leads. Imagine the eyeballs of a dead reporter.

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Varek Raith  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:01:52pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:05:13pm
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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:06:49pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:08:29pm
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lawhawk  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:08:30pm

Another guy for whom Trump wouldn’t profile.

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lockjawcanbefun  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:11:50pm
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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:13:53pm

Made me want to weep.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:14:18pm

This guy is such a cry baby:

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jaunte  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:14:39pm
a dumbass’s even-dumber son

Real life Multiplicity scenario. The clones get dimmer with each generation.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:16:26pm

re: #114 Great White Snark

Made me want to weep.

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The photos of war victims are bad enough; the derp-o-centric commentary there is terrible, too.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:16:27pm

re: #108 Varek Raith

During the Ghost Planet memorial marathon, one of the episodes had Red Green on as a guest.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:16:49pm
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CuriousLurker  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:17:58pm

I’m gonna call it a night pretty quick here, but Skittles is trending and a lot of it is pretty funny if you need a good laugh.

The funniest part? The poisoned Skittles (or M&M’s) analogy works both ways: If you have a basket of Trump fans and three of them are deplorable mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging racists/bigots would you…? Wasn’t it just last week that they were outraged at being lumped together in a #BasketOfDeplorables?

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ObserverArt  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:19:23pm

re: #103 BeachDem

Gotta say, the Hillary commercial with Republicans (Lindsey, Mitt, Sasse, Susan Collins etc.) blowing bad notes on Trump is pretty incredible. Moreso that it’s running in south by dog carolina.

Unfit. Dangerous. Even to Republicans.

Boom.

While I agree it is a good commercial, have you gotten a hint of how that is a negative with many far left types, like some of the Bernie backers and searching millennials?

I have seen many a comment of how she is spending more time going after neocon Republicans more than trying to sell the far left Revolutionaries. A sure sign she is not what they want because she won’t be tough on the banks, probably get us in another war or three and won’t do anything about college expenses and green issues.

They threw a big fit with the Republican endorsements and the threat that Hillary was kissing up to John Negroponte and “gasp” Henry Kissinger. All proof she is the wrong candidate and why there really is no difference between her and Trump.

Yes…it is sad, but it is out there and it may be messing with the downturn in her polling numbers. I hope she can clear that up in the debates and the last month-and-a-half, but it is slowly becoming the book on her. Sad…sad…sad it all is.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:21:40pm

re: #120 CuriousLurker

I’m gonna call it a night pretty quick here, but Skittles is trending and a lot of it is pretty funny if you need a good laugh.

The funniest part? The poisoned Skittles (or M&M’s) analogy works both ways: If you have a basket of Trump fans and three of them are deplorable mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging racists/bigots would you…? Wasn’t it just last week that they were outraged at being lumped together in a #BasketOfDeplorables?

I swear they are happy to be trending.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:22:07pm

Wingnuts have been freaking out about this all day. Wait to Trump to blame Hillary (if he hasn’t already).

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:25:41pm

Wonkette makes great fun of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s miserable week (for him): wonkette.com

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ElaineBenis  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:26:01pm

re: #83 Shiplord Kirel

We have a winter home in - wait for it - a small Mexican beach town and we’ve been *half-jokingly* telling friends and family that we’ll open it up as a refugee camp for them if Trump gets elected. Refugees will be extremely vetted though - only Hillary voters will be admitted!

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Joe Bacon  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:28:39pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

Alex Jones needs to be committed.

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Every word Alex Jones says is a lie. Even when he farts and belches he lies. But our bought and paid for Corporate Media give that ass pass after pass.

The liars in the American press out to take a lesson from the BBC who put Asshole Alex in his place.

Alex Jones blasts at the BBC One Sunday Politics

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CuriousLurker  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:29:09pm

re: #112 lawhawk

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Another guy for whom Trump wouldn’t profile.

Hmm… Nope, definitely not a terrorist.

G’nite, lizards.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:32:07pm

Trump is trying to incite Genocide.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:35:05pm

tfw someone who keeps tweeting at you seems to have their heart in the right place, but they’re really fucking annoying.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:36:43pm

re: #126 Joe Bacon

This one has always been a classic. where the guy uses the baack-and-forth cloth motion.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:37:47pm
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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:37:53pm
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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:38:41pm

re: #128 Ziggy_TARDIS

Trump is trying to incite Genocide.

Apparently the courts can only handle one genocide promoter at a time. Right now they are busy with wingnut pastor Scott Lively for going to Uganda to help draft their “kill the gays” bill.

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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:39:59pm

re: #123 The Vicious Babushka

That’s a pretty big fuckup, IMO.

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allegro  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:45:10pm

re: #134 Skip Intro

That’s a pretty big fuckup, IMO.

Is it? I could see those whose visas have expired or are about to expire having applied for citizenship and at the same time may have deportation pending due to timed out visas. Both things take time I imagine and could both be going through the systems at once.

Or not.

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:47:46pm
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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:48:01pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:48:41pm

re: #135 allegro

Read the article.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:52:24pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:55:40pm

Hmmm…

YouTube’s home page has a survey in the middle of it’s listings asking:

How many videos on this page seem to feature violent or repulsive content that offends you?

Given that one whole block of videos is for The Alex Jones Channel, there’s plenty of offensive, repulsive stuff on the page. They actually seem to have less repulsive stuff than usual. Given that there is no way to let them know what it is that I find offensive, I think I’m going to skip the survey.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:55:56pm

re: #132 electrotek

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Wait, whut? Anders Breivik wasn’t white? Speaking as a Norwegian, I don’t know what hope there is for anybody if that’s the case….

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:57:10pm

re: #141 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Wait, whut? Anders Breivik wasn’t white? Speaking as a Norwegian, I don’t know what hope there is for anybody if that’s the case….

No he was referring to Elliot Rodger. I tried to prove to him that Rodger was motivated partly by his white supremacist worldview yet he keeps regurgitating that he was ‘Eurasian’.

I read the kid’s manifesto, the dude seriously hated his Asian side.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:59:30pm

Why do all electrolyte replenishing drinks taste so awful?

I should really just look into the salt pills.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 7:59:46pm
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Kragar  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:00:59pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:01:01pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why do all electrolyte replenishing drinks taste so awful?

I should really just look into the salt pills.

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Teukka  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:04:25pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Have you looked into electrolyte replenishers in the effervescent(sp?) tablet form?

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:05:20pm
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Kragar  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:06:10pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:06:41pm

Ya gotta hand it to the Deadspin guys-when they do a gag, they do it right:

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 11 years since the infamous Love Boat Scandal.

Here’s a quick refresher. (A quickie?)

The Vikings were nearing the end of their bye week on Oct. 6, 2005. A Thursday night. With no game to prepare for on Sunday, a number of players took to Lake Minnetonka for a cruise that soon got out of control.

It ended with 17 players, including cornerback Fred Smoot, quarterback Daunte Culpepper, left tackle Bryant McKinnie and running back Moe Williams, among others, allegedly participating in a water-borne bacchanalia. The sex party occurred on two charter boats — one fittingly named the Minnetonka Queen.

The “Love Boat Scandal” was born.

The folks over at Deadspin wanted to make sure the legend never dies, so they bought a Legacy Brick, one of thousands of personalized commemorative markers fans buy and then are placed in a plaza outside the stadium. Before the home opener Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, Deadspin issued a challenge to fans to find it among the 12,000 bricks outside the stadium.

It wasn’t long before a fan found it. The brick itself reads “To My Beloved, The Minnetonka Queen.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:07:27pm

re: #147 Teukka

Have you looked into electrolyte replenishers in the effervescent(sp?) tablet form?

Dislike those too.

All the things I’ve tried have this …almost cloying aftertaste? Which I dislike and so I avoid drinking them which sort of defeats the purpose.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:11:12pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:12:21pm

re: #152 electrotek

There you go again, winding up stupid idiots and posting the tweets here. Kind of tiresome, bro.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:13:10pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

There you go again, winding up stupid idiots and posting the tweets here. Kind of tiresome, bro.

Sorry man, it’s like heroin for me. I need another long-term vacation, that’s the only way I can stay off Twitter :(

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:14:19pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:14:53pm

re: #154 electrotek

Tweet to your heart’s content to these scumbags. It’s the posting it here thing that irks me. Definitely pass along tweets that are threatening in nature or a particular account that needs blocked immediately. But your personal threads with them? I’m not interested.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:15:16pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

There you go again, winding up stupid idiots and posting the tweets here. Kind of tiresome, bro.

But hey, to be fair. I did go one month without using Twitter though! All of August man! Baby steps.

Luckily on my Instagram, I usually avoid posting ANYTHING related to politics or religion.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:15:26pm
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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:16:23pm

re: #156 teleskiguy

Tweet to your heart’s content to these scumbags. It’s the posting it here thing that irks me. Definitely pass along tweets that are threatening in nature or a particular account that needs blocked immediately. But your personal threads with them? I’m not interested.

Yeah you’re right man. I mean it’s like preaching to the choir because we all know Twitter is full of idiots.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:16:39pm

Alex Jones goes on possibly the most deranged rant a few hours ago he’s ever mounted; it’s amazing the fellow’s head doesn’t explode on his show. Everything from ranting about abortion, the St. Cloud Minn. Police Chief, Hillary Clinton is a witch, globalists, George Soros (repeatedly), everyone in Congress and the military and police are traitors, Islam is coming to destroy us all… .

Video

(NSFW for language, 9:07)

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:17:04pm

re: #157 electrotek

But hey, to be fair. I did go one month without using Twitter though! All of August man! Baby steps.

That’s admirable! I think I’ve gone maybe a couple of days. I’m thinking of a winter sabbatical, when I just tweet the days I went skiing and pictures and not looking at my TL at all. I dunno, though … I get all my news from Twitter (and here, too!).

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:19:28pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

That’s admirable! I think I’ve gone maybe a couple of days. I’m thinking of a winter sabbatical, when I just tweet the days I went skiing and pictures and not looking at my TL at all. I dunno, though … I get all my news from Twitter (and here, too!).

I mean I have my Facebook for all my personal stuff and political stuff from time to time. I just use Twitter for shit-talking to wingnuts lol not gonna lie man.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:19:35pm

O_o

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:20:21pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

That’s admirable! I think I’ve gone maybe a couple of days. I’m thinking of a winter sabbatical, when I just tweet the days I went skiing and pictures and not looking at my TL at all. I dunno, though … I get all my news from Twitter (and here, too!).

It’s just a hassle to be on Twitter when I’m on vacation. I need an escape at times, so much of this has drained the fuck out of me a lot more than in years past.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:21:49pm

Preach!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:22:56pm

re: #160 Anymouse

Teleskiguy already posted this. He’s definitely off the rails here. At least we know he’s no Christian because he didn’t say “In Jesus’s Name” during his so-called prayer.

He’s made paranoia into a business model-but what happens when you start to internalize it? It won’t be a good road to go down.

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Kragar  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:23:34pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:23:43pm

re: #161 teleskiguy

I gave up completely on Twitter—too addicting.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:25:32pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:25:33pm

They do something outrageous every day to keep themselves in the news.

I hope to hell we are better than falling for the con.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:26:03pm

re: #163 teleskiguy

Someone one here in the past 96 hours that something like this would happen.

Who was it? Because you were right.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:27:00pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

While I agree it is a good commercial, have you gotten a hint of how that is a negative with many far left types, like some of the Bernie backers and searching millennials?

I have seen many a comment of how she is spending more time going after neocon Republicans more than trying to sell the far left Revolutionaries. A sure sign she is not what they want because she won’t be tough on the banks, probably get us in another war or three and won’t do anything about college expenses and green issues.

They threw a big fit with the Republican endorsements and the threat that Hillary was kissing up to John Negroponte and “gasp” Henry Kissinger. All proof she is the wrong candidate and why there really is no difference between her and Trump.

Yes…it is sad, but it is out there and it may be messing with the downturn in her polling numbers. I hope she can clear that up in the debates and the last month-and-a-half, but it is slowly becoming the book on her. Sad…sad…sad it all is.

The BoBs and the total loons like the Caucus99 bunch aren’t going to be reached by anything she does. The Caucus99 loons hate Bernie now too as a sellout (although at other times, they say that he was physically beaten up at the convention and forced to support Hillary.)

The reason I think it’s an effective ad is that it mostly features Republicans who Democrats don’t totally hate, or who, at one time actually acted like they had some sense (Susan Collins.) I think she’s going for fence-sitters, not necessarily Republicans—saying, if even these somewhat sane Republicans think Trump is nuts, maybe you don’t want to go there.

Who knows, with this crazy election. Even Charles P. Pierce, who you know I love, pissed me off when he said that if she accepted Kissinger’s endorsement, he wouldn’t vote for her. Now, I’m no fan of Kissinger, but what the fuck. I enthusiastically support her, but even if I didn’t, I would crawl across broken glass to vote for her to make damn certain that the vulgar yam lunatic never gets any closer to the White House than his new garish DC hotel. WAY too much at stake to equivocate or throw hissy fits about anything.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:27:23pm

re: #146 teleskiguy

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Well, you can’t just drink water, after all….

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:27:28pm

re: #170 Stanley Sea

I think there is a chance this may backfire, considering some really un-political celebrities are now saying things:

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Teukka  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:28:43pm

re: #151 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dislike those too.

All the things I’ve tried have this …almost cloying aftertaste? Which I dislike and so I avoid drinking them which sort of defeats the purpose.

Yeah the salts tend to taste bleah. Looking at the Wikipedia Oral rehydration therapy page, the usual liquid is pure water, but in an emergency other liquids can be used, but can affect the efficiency of the solution (take note, I’m not a dietician).

What I would do is to look into something which complements the salty taste, e.g. stock or licorice (you know, how certain stuff seems far-out but go very well together (like Granny Smith apples and mild curry powder gently sprinkled on top)).

Another option is to look into the nutritional drinks used by dieticians in the gastro-enterological and geriatric fields, I know some of them come in electrolyte replenishing formulations (check with your local pharmacy (at least they are who have them here)). Be warned tho, they can cost a bit and not all brands and flavors are hits.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:28:54pm

re: #172 BeachDem

Normal politics have gone out the window.

With a few exceptions, I will stand anyone who stands with Muslims and Hispanics against Trump.

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blueraven  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:35:15pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:36:04pm

re: #177 blueraven

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Only 5 mil to Rumpf. The rest to the GOP.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:36:23pm

re: #178 Stanley Sea

Only 5 mil to Rumpf. The rest to the GOP.

Still.

Yes.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:36:26pm

re: #177 blueraven

I am going to come right out and say it.

{Not Here Now}

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:37:22pm

re: #179 Stanley Sea

Still.

Yes.

How many cross country flights does it take on TrumpForceOne to burn through 5 mil just on fuel?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:37:42pm

THe scary thing is that Trump will pull funds away from investigations from whackjobs like this and waste the funds on harassing law-abiding citizens.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:38:26pm

re: #181 teleskiguy

Hair Force One?

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:39:11pm

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

Hair Force One?

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:40:26pm

re: #180 Ziggy_TARDIS

I am going to come right out and say it.

Adelson is a kapo.

Stop that. There is a history here with that word. Please. Please. Please.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:42:41pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:43:48pm
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:43:51pm
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:44:52pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart

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What’s a seamless outage?

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:44:58pm

re: #171 Ziggy_TARDIS

Someone one here in the past 96 hours that something like this would happen.

Who was it? Because you were right.

I said this—is this what you were remembering?

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:47:05pm

re: #190 BeachDem

Yep, that’s the one.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:47:53pm

re: #189 A wild WITHAK appeared!

What’s a seamless outage?

Seamless is an online food delivery service
Seamless.com site down in NYC; panic mounts on Twitter

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:47:55pm

re: #180 Ziggy_TARDIS

Dude.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:49:49pm

re: #187 Ace-o-aces

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That picture totally creeps me out whenever I see it. I wonder who told the spawn that was a good look for them.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:49:54pm

Edited

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:50:08pm

re: #193 teleskiguy

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blueraven  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:50:54pm

OMG. Colbert!

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:51:33pm

re: #196 Eric The Fruit Bat

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:53:18pm

re: #192 FormerDirtDart

Seamless is an online food delivery service
Seamless.com site down in NYC; panic mounts on Twitter

I’d be tempted to try one of those food delivery services, but I can’t even get Jimmy John’s to deliver to my house.

That, and they seem absurdly expensive.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:53:39pm

re: #194 BeachDem

That picture totally creeps me out whenever I see it. I wonder who told the spawn that was a good look for them.

The bow on the blouse is very 1980. Prob in her new line.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:53:41pm

re: #185 Great White Snark

re: #193 teleskiguy

re: #195 electrotek

It’s gone.

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:54:29pm

re: #201 Ziggy_TARDIS

Thank you.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:55:26pm

re: #202 Great White Snark

He is supporting someone who is supporting the most vile Anti-Semitism in the US since before WWII.

It was the first word that came to mind.

But, you are right, the word is incredibly loaded.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:55:59pm

re: #196 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:56:14pm

re: #201 Ziggy_TARDIS

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:56:23pm

re: #201 Ziggy_TARDIS

Think before you post!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:57:23pm

re: #195 electrotek

(ahem)

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:57:35pm

re: #199 A wild WITHAK appeared!

I’d be tempted to try one of those food delivery services, but I can’t even get Jimmy John’s to deliver to my house.

That, and they seem absurdly expensive.

I’ve never used them. I googled “Seamless outage”
I don’t believe I’ve had food delivered in over a decade

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:58:13pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

Think before you post!

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Goodbye 95% of LGF comments… ;-)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:58:32pm

re: #208 FormerDirtDart

What? You don’t get pizza delivered?

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 8:59:51pm

re: #180 Ziggy_TARDIS

I am going to come right out and say it.

{Not Here Now}

That’s a sleazy way of slithering out of something horrible you said. The way you word it, you’ll say it again with no qualms in the future. Fuckin’ whatever, dude.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:00:09pm

re: #208 FormerDirtDart

re: #210 Eric The Fruit Bat

When I was living on my own in OKC, I think I might have had delivery all of once in 2 years and 3 months.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:00:15pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:00:30pm
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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:00:42pm
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:00:50pm

re: #210 Eric The Fruit Bat

What? You don’t get pizza delivered?

Nope. I’ll call in an order, and pick it up. Same with Chinese food.
Gas and my time is cheaper than delivery charges + tips…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:01:11pm

re: #211 teleskiguy

GWS seemed to have wanted me to remove it. I did.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:01:15pm

Two tweets together give me the “tweet not available” or whatever that devil message is.

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:01:23pm

re: #200 Stanley Sea

The bow on the blouse is very 1980. Prob in her new line.

And that’s the least of it. They look like they’re witnessing something “untoward” off camera—and secretly liking it. Or the black-eyed

kids

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:01:47pm

re: #208 FormerDirtDart

I’ve never used them. I googled “Seamless outage”
I don’t believe I’ve had food delivered in over a decade

We do delivery pizza, rarely. I prefer Papa Murphy’s or homemade, but sometimes energy and/or time are lacking.

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KingKenrod  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:02:10pm

Nice takedown of Trump and birtherism by Seth Meyers tonight.

Trump Lies about His Birther Past: A Closer Look

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:03:00pm

re: #215 Stanley Sea

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I’m pretty sure that’s one of the Four Horsemen right there.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:03:01pm

re: #217 Ziggy_TARDIS

GWS seemed to have wanted me to remove it. I did.

Internet doesn’t forget, especially around here.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:03:15pm

re: #215 Stanley Sea

Can’t be any worse than Burger King’s Cheeto’s Chicken Fries. (Yes, that’s a thing now.)

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Lidane  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:03:30pm

re: #51 teleskiguy

Still relevant:

Jim Jefferies on Donald Trump Freedumb 2016

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BeachDem  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:03:57pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

Nope. I’ll call in an order, and pick it up. Same with Chinese food.
Gas and my time is cheaper than delivery charges + tips…

My favorite Chinese restaurant delivers for free, and the food gets here faster than I can go and pick it up. (I do tip well, but it’s worth it)

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:05:06pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

That’s fine. That will remind me.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:05:13pm

Here we go again. This time in Tulsa.

Unarmed black guy by his stalled car. Hands up. Tazed then shot dead by cops.

bbc.com

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:05:32pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why do all electrolyte replenishing drinks taste so awful?

I should really just look into the salt pills.

You could always just spend too much and buy Smartwater. Tastes like water, but supposedly with electrolytes.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:05:43pm

re: #207 Eric The Fruit Bat

(ahem)

Edited, thanks for the heads up man. I always forget quoted posts don’t work like they do on Twitter, where a deleted post shows up as deleted as opposed to here lol

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:06:11pm

re: #220 A wild WITHAK appeared!

We do delivery pizza, rarely. I prefer Papa Murphy’s or homemade, but sometimes energy and/or time are lacking.

The nearest pizza place to me is sixty miles away. I can’t imagine what the charge would be to deliver one.

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piratedan  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:07:16pm

re: #228 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m sure that this is SOP according to the FOP

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:08:17pm

re: #227 Ziggy_TARDIS

Sheldon Adelson is kind of a scumbag, I get it. But the fact that you resort to such language with reckless abandon over and over and over again …

Like I said earlier, fuckin’ whatever, man.

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electrotek  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:09:36pm

re: #233 teleskiguy

Sheldon Adelson is kind of a scumbag, I get it. But the fact that you resort to such language with reckless abandon over and over and over again …

Like I said earlier, fuckin’ whatever, man.

Sometimes emotion gets the worst of us.

We’re only human, such a flawed species we are :(

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:10:02pm

re: #229 danarchy

You could always just spend too much and buy Smartwater. Tastes like water, but supposedly with electrolytes.

Eh, I’ll just get some salt pills. Save me money on the expensive water.

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:10:11pm

re: #203 Ziggy_TARDIS

He is supporting someone who is supporting the most vile Anti-Semitism in the US since before WWII.

It was the first word that came to mind.

But, you are right, the word is incredibly loaded.

I hear you and the man is deserving of the most scorn one can bring to bear.

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NoSoapForYou  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:10:11pm

So in the 1890’s Italians would have been a bowl of bombolini, Irish would have been a bowl of potatoes, Jews would have been…. I’m beginning to think “not being politically correct” really means, “I truly prefer to be a bowl of ASSHOLES!”

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Great White Snark  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:10:59pm

Okay works way better when the image shows up. Sheesh Twitter code.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:14:26pm

re: #234 electrotek

We’re only human, such a flawed species we are :(

Why would we strive for perfection? That involves too much *work*.

Ya gotta have leisure, education, sleep, all those little stupid things we have to do to keep our bodies functioning. Put simply, *there’s not enough time to reach perfection.*

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mmmirele  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:15:52pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

Think before you post!

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If I went by that, I wouldn’t be out in front of the House of Driscoll every Sunday. Because this (sign I carried yesterday) is not inspiring but it did annoy the heck out of some female followers of Driscoll:

Still sexist after all these years!
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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:15:58pm

re: #237 NoSoapForYou

So in the 1890’s Italians would have been a bowl of bombolini, Irish would have been a bowl of potatoes, Jews would have been…. I’m beginning to think “not being politically correct” really means, “I truly prefer to be a bowl of ASSHOLES!”

Or a basket of deplorables.

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nickzi  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:18:05pm

If you had a bowl of 17 long past their sell by date racist thugs, liars, felons, grifters and frauds, would you elect one of them president?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:18:16pm

I think Matt Ford is correct.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:20:00pm

Repost from the last thread, and a huge mea culpa to Curious Lurker:

re: #374 CuriousLurker

Sorry, I don’t buy that. Most of them don’t have the slightest idea how the mosques are being funded, they only know what they heard from the hate bloggers.

As for “the growth of Wahabbi Madras schools and Mosques” can you please provide a link for that from a credible source? Preferably something recent, like within the last 5 years or so. I’ll be waiting.

>>

I have spent the last four hours trying to justify my #370 and I am completely unable to do so. You are absolutely correct. There is no evidence I can find that American bigotry makes any differentiation between any any flavor of Islam.

I will pull my forelock and admit my ignorance to the Dogs above. I was hoping for some balance in my fellow citizens, and it does not exist.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:21:38pm

re: #240 mmmirele

Fightin’ the good fight! *high-five*

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:22:45pm

Season 6 of the Walking Dead is finally up on Netflix and I have been catching up.
I finally had a laugh-out-loud moment in this singularly grim series.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:23:36pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

“Is it kind?
Is it inspiring?
…”

I’m out.
///
There goes Facebook.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:24:31pm

re: #244 austin_blue

You can’t get anything past her. Her RSS/Google/Yahnews feed is zeroed in on anything Islam, good and bad. And we love her for it. Hey CL, {{{hugs}}} Thank you for being you.

:-D

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:24:50pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Why do all electrolyte replenishing drinks taste so awful?

I should really just look into the salt pills.

There’s no real evidence drinking that stuff is any better than drinking plain ol’ water. Making sports drinks palatable usually requires added salt and/or sugar, which kinda defeats the weight loss effects of exercise.

Most marathon runners just drink water during their events, AFAIK.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:25:04pm

re: #243 Ziggy_TARDIS

Oops. THe tweet.

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danarchy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:26:22pm

re: #246 Shiplord Kirel

Season 6 of the Walking Dead is finally up on Netflix and I have been catching up.
I finally had a laugh-out-loud moment in this singularly grim series.

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Enjoy it, because there is a lot more grim to come.

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Lidane  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:26:26pm
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:27:42pm

re: #244 austin_blue

Repost from the last thread, and a huge mea culpa to Curious Lurker:

re: #374 CuriousLurker

Sorry, I don’t buy that. Most of them don’t have the slightest idea how the mosques are being funded, they only know what they heard from the hate bloggers.

As for “the growth of Wahabbi Madras schools and Mosques” can you please provide a link for that from a credible source? Preferably something recent, like within the last 5 years or so. I’ll be waiting.

I have spent the last four hours trying to justify my #370 and I am completely unable to do so. You are absolutely correct. There is no evidence I can find that American bigotry makes any differentiation between any any flavor of Islam.

I will pull my forelock and admit my ignorance to the Dogs above. I was hoping for some balance in my fellow citizens, and it does not exist.

Minnesota Restaurant Posts ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign

Most Americans have no desire to understand Muslims; they just want them to Get Out, even if there aren’t any around.

(For context, Lonsdale is a good two hours by car south of St. Cloud, which is where the mall stabbing occurred. It’s not far from my hometown; I would estimate it has a Muslim population of exactly zero.)

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piratedan  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:29:20pm

re: #252 Lidane

oh yeah, Chris Wallace, noted Democrat shill

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Snarknado!  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:30:26pm

re: #235 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Eh, I’ll just get some salt pills. Save me money on the expensive water.

Make your own rehydration fluid? It’s just water with sugar and a bit of salt.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:30:54pm

re: #216 FormerDirtDart

Any empty gas stations around your twenty?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:31:30pm

re: #253 A wild WITHAK appeared!

You are almost certainly correct.

The estimated population is only about 3,843.

This is a small town that no one cares about, and probably most people, even from within the state, have not even heard of. Population is about 95% White.

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retired cynic  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:32:51pm

re: #255 Snarknado!

Make your own rehydration fluid? It’s just water with sugar and a bit of salt.

Use a bit of fruit juice added to the water, then salt a bit. It’s a real good remedy for settling a stomach that has gone too long in reverse and just won’t quit. Sip v.e.r.y. slowly.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:32:59pm
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danarchy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:33:00pm

re: #254 piratedan

oh yeah, Chris Wallace, noted Democrat shill

Wallace actually is an admittedly registered Democrat. Shill, probably not so much.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:33:05pm

re: #232 piratedan

I’m sure that this is SOP according to the FOP

We must find out what he did 5+ years ago to justify his summary execution without any trial.

/

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Kragar  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:37:40pm
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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:39:13pm

Okay, this turned my face pale.

Watch this 20/20 report from over 16 years ago.

The Gray Standoff on ABC 20/20 Part 1 of 2

That bearded religious loon’s views are mainstream Republican politics in Texas and other places in the United States today.

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Interesting Times  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:39:19pm

re: #77 Charles Johnson

This tweet plus your earlier one appear in a Recommended List dKos diary:

Donnie Trump, Jr. Tweets Out another White Nationalist Symbol

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:40:11pm

re: #257 Ziggy_TARDIS

You are almost certainly correct.

The estimated population is only about 3,843.

This is a small town that no one cares about, and probably most people, even from within the state, have not even heard of. Population is about 95% White.

And yet in small towns “no one cares about” (that town has more people than my whole county) is where liberals need to exert pressure to get elected as well.

(My small town of 124 is roughly ninety percent Caucasian, one African-American, and rest Native Americans. I don’t know but I suspect I got most of the minority votes in the last election.)

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Kragar  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:40:46pm
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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:43:51pm

re: #264 Interesting Times

And one of the example tweets there on how the Mr. Trump, Jr’s tweet was a racist dog whistle is by our esteemed ringmaster here, Mr. Charles Johnson.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:44:17pm

re: #263 teleskiguy

Broun told host Rick Wiles that “religious freedom, the freedom of assembly and the freedoms that we have to own firearms all are being greatly eroded,” claiming that the country can only be saved if there is a “revival” in churches and across the country.

EDITED

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:47:39pm

re: #257 Ziggy_TARDIS

You are almost certainly correct.

The estimated population is only about 3,843.

This is a small town that no one cares about, and probably most people, even from within the state, have not even heard of. Population is about 95% White.

I grew up in a town of about the same size. The people that live there certainly care about it quite a bit.

The problem is that most of them have just never experienced any racial or religious diversity in any meaningful way. I don’t know the best way to address that problem, but dismissing them out of hand isn’t it.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:52:27pm

I feel like the response could’ve been better. Could’ve been a lot worse though too.

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MsJ  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:57:03pm

re: #229 danarchy

You could always just spend too much and buy Smartwater. Tastes like water, but supposedly with electrolytes.

Smartwater tastes really good. I don’t know why, it’s water, but it is really good. I buy it whenever I buy bottled water.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 9:58:31pm

re: #268 teleskiguy

“Evolution is a lie straight from the pit of Hell.” - also Paul Broun

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:01:22pm

re: #272 Anymouse

Surrounded by deer and elk antlers. Yeah, that fuckin’ video.

Rep. Broun: Evolution, Embryology, Big Bang Theory Are “Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell”

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:04:55pm
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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:07:03pm

re: #273 teleskiguy

Surrounded by deer and elk antlers. Yeah, that fuckin’ video.

[Embedded content]

Sorry, but that whole tableau of death just creeps me out.

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:07:04pm

Blast from the past, only a year ago. So what changed for Ivanka Trump?

huffingtonpost.com;

Julissa Arce is an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:11:43pm

re: #276 Anymouse

Blast from the past, only a year ago. So what changed for Ivanka Trump?

huffingtonpost.com;

Julissa Arce is an undocumented immigrant who became a Wall Street executive.

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Secret gay lover of Ivanka’s?

Many people say…

///

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:12:59pm

re: #277 austin_blue

There is a dogpile going on over that tweet now. Very unkind to Ivanka and Donald Trump, sort like they are to everyone not named Trump.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:14:30pm

re: #277 austin_blue

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:15:54pm

re: #278 Anymouse

There is a dogpile going on over that tweet now. Very unkind to Ivanka and Donald Trump, sort like they are to everyone not named Trump.

Well, good, there should be. The hypocrisy needs to be exposed to bright sunlight.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:16:45pm

I agree with Frank.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:18:22pm

re: #279 teleskiguy

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Yes, that is exactly correct. Although I preferred him as Black Adder.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:20:32pm

My bottle of The Famous Grouse has arrived. Now I have to go pick it up at the university post office. Can’t wait to give it a taste!

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:21:27pm

re: #283 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

What are the liquor laws like in China?

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:21:41pm

re: #283 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

My bottle of The Famous Grouse has arrived. Now I have to go pick it up at the university post office. Can’t wait to give it a taste!

I’ll bet you it is better than my no-name green creme de menthe mixed with strawberry Kool-Aid.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:22:05pm

re: #283 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

My bottle of The Famous Grouse has arrived. Now I have to go pick it up at the university post office. Can’t wait to give it a taste!

Ye shall not be disappointed, laddie, it’s a fine dram!

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:24:51pm

Well, I need to bail. I go on the pre-op testing starvation diet in half an hour, in prep for elbow surgery next week at the Cheyenne VA. Long drive to Cheyenne tomorrow, so I need to bail out and head to bed… . night y’all.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:25:58pm

re: #284 teleskiguy

What are the liquor laws like in China?

Loosely enforced. You can buy baijiu (liquor beginning at 70 proof and higher), beer or wine at most any supermarket or convenience store. The drinking age is officially 18, but most people ignore it, so it’s not uncommon to see middle school students posting photos of their drinking beer at their 9th grade graduation dinner party. That said, it’s very rare to see a teenager totally blitzed, even in college. You’re more likely to see a middle-aged businessman or government official totally blitzed, because drinking baijiu is a traditional part of male bonding here.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:26:48pm

re: #285 Anymouse

I’ll bet you it is better than my no-name green creme de menthe mixed with strawberry Kool-Aid.

Bleah! Sounds awful.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:28:26pm

BBL

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Anymouse  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:33:24pm

re: #289 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Bleah! Sounds awful.

You have no idea how awful it is.

Does keep you from drinking too much though. Kind of like mint mouthwash the consistency of sludge and the colour of fountain pen ink.

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austin_blue  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:40:34pm

Night all! Dream of a sweet scaly Senate flip.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:45:21pm

re: #292 austin_blue

Night all! Dream of a sweet scaly Senate flip.

LEGALIZED CANNABIS.

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Ubiq  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:47:00pm

Stray thought.

Reagan’s greatest foreign policy moment is to demand an authoritarian govermnent tear down a wall. Trump’s goal is to forge an authoritarian government and build one.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:54:03pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:57:13pm

re: #295 goddamnedfrank

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This election has done more to convince me that my generation are a bunch of whiny brats than anything else. I’m not saying all Millenials are petulant little shits, but I’m running into an awful lot of them since Bernie lost.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 10:57:13pm

Ski porn time. Rightwingconspirator, this is your shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 19, 2016 • 11:09:41pm

re: #297 teleskiguy

I think I saw some ski porn on HBO once.

//

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 19, 2016 • 11:09:41pm

re: #289 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Bleah! Sounds awful.

“Green Drank”
Or that unknown beverage in Star Trek. “It’s..It’s green!”

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TedStriker  Sep 19, 2016 • 11:10:14pm

re: #285 Anymouse

I’ll bet you it is better than my no-name green creme de menthe mixed with strawberry Kool-Aid.

Your version of “hunch punch”?

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 11:12:56pm

re: #297 teleskiguy

I grew up skiing in the Colorado Rockies. I’ve seen my fair share of burly shit.

I’ve skied Jackson Hole twice, and both times I was absolutely taken aback by how *big and burly* the place was.

Then there’s Alaska’s Chugach Range, a whole other world … discovered by ski bums from Jackson Hole.

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teleskiguy  Sep 19, 2016 • 11:19:28pm
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:14:52am

re: #286 austin_blue

Ye shall not be disappointed, laddie, it’s a fine dram!

I poured meself a wee bit, and ‘tis indeed a fine dram! The bouquet is great, too. I usually don’t drink in the middle of the afternoon, but the temptation was too great. This bottle is apparently for export, because the back label is in Chinese.

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Anymouse  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:30:56am

freep.com (Detroit Free-Press)

While Flint has not been under an emergency manager since 2015, it still has a board which may dictate some things the city can and cannot do.

The City of Flint decided to sue the State of Michigan for its role in the destruction of its water system; in response, the board has removed the city’s right to sue the state.

The article continues at the link above, the first few paragraphs below:

LANSING — Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s ability to sue.

Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The board moved quickly to change the rules under which Flint is governed so that the city cannot file a lawsuit without first getting approval from that state-appointed board.

In other words, Flint cannot sue the state without getting the state to sign off on it first.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:36:21am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:28:52am

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

The problem with protest culture is that it has become an incubator for the kind of disaffection which asserts that voting is useless.

Which is ironic in that the whole point of protesting is to draw attention to an observed wrong / injustice & try to end it. Self defeating.

We are dealing with a group of people who see politics as a form of self-expression (i.e. public temper tantrum) and group identification

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:53:12am

re: #296 Targetpractice

This election has done more to convince me that my generation are a bunch of whiny brats than anything else. I’m not saying all Millenials are petulant little shits, but I’m running into an awful lot of them since Bernie lost.

They go off and proudly register an “independent” to show that they are not going to compromise their ideals by associating with a party. And then are upset to find out that in many states, independents are not allowed to vote in closed primary elections.

That is not “rigging” the election, those are the long-established rules.

And I am still convinced that a good deal of the Bernie buzz was a matter of ratfucking and messaging from the GOP, who would have welcomed an easy target like BS against their own candidate.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 2:21:56am

Did you catch this already? Trump is upset that the bombing suspect got medical treatment for gunshot wounds.

bbc.com

Later at a campaign rally in Fort Myers, Florida, Mr Trump decried Mr Rahami’s treatment for gunshot wounds and his legal representation, which is his constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment.

“But the bad part, now we will give him amazing hospitalization. He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world,” Mr Trump said.

“He will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room. And he’ll probably even have room service knowing the way our country is.”

He suggested that any punishment would be too lenient on Mr Rahami. “What a sad situation,” he added.

Mr Trump repeated calls for “extreme vetting” of new arrivals, which would include an assessment of whether potential immigrants share American values.

Room service? Apparently Trump has never stayed in a hospital as a commoner. Everyone gets “room service” — you eat what they bring you, and if you don’t eat, too bad.

Hell, prisons even bring meals to guys in solitary. I suppose he’d rather they starve to death in their cells.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 2:24:11am

re: #308 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Did you catch this already? Trump is upset that the bombing suspect got medical treatment for gunshot wounds.

bbc.com

Room service? Apparently Trump has never stayed in a hospital as a commoner. Everyone gets “room service” — you eat what they bring you, and if you don’t eat, too bad.

Hell, prisons even bring meals to guys in solitary. I suppose he’d rather they starve to death in their cells.

He is certainly aware that this “immigrant” is a US citizen, who just like DT, is considered innocent until proven guilty. He just wants to stress the assailant’s “otherness” and portray him as someone who entered the country (at age seven) as a Bad Skittle.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 2:33:56am

re: #309 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is certainly aware that this “immigrant” is a US citizen, who just like DT, is considered innocent until proven guilty. He just wants to stress the assailant’s “otherness” and portray him as someone who entered the country (at age seven) as a Bad Skittle.

I doubt he cares if the guy is an American citizen. He’s one of those “eye for an eye” people who believe anyone accused of a crime should suffer: no hospital care, no food, no decent lodging while imprisoned. You know, all those things that violate basic human rights.

Certainly the knuckle-draggers supporting him believe the same things, unless the culprit happens to be their cousin Bubba, who got picked up for running a meth lab.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 2:59:27am

re: #310 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I doubt he cares if the guy is an American citizen. He’s one of those “eye for an eye” people who believe anyone accused of a crime should suffer: no hospital care, no food, no decent lodging while imprisoned. You know, all those things that violate basic human rights.

Certainly the knuckle-draggers supporting him believe the same things, unless the culprit happens to be their cousin Bubba, who got picked up for running a meth lab.

Again, it is all about stressing his “otherness”: his Muslim faith and his immigrant background and how that poses a threat to True White Americans.

It does not fit the narrative to portray him as a mentally unstable loser with a lot of person problems who turned to random acts of violence as a solution.

Because that is exactly how all the white-trash “lone wolves” are portrayed.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:04:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:12:57am

re: #310 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He’s one of those “eye for an eye” people who believe anyone accused of a crime should suffer

One of those places where the Koran and the Old Testament overlap…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:22:43am

re: #313 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One of those places where the Koran and the Old Testament overlap…

Even ancient civilizations had some kind of trial for the accused. Punishment came after the trial, even if were not the kind of due process enshrined in the US Constitution. Trump appears to be OK with skipping the trial and going directly to draconian punishments.

Since he lies about everything, if he were to swear to uphold the Constitution, it would be a lie. Trump only upholds Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:29:23am

re: #314 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Even ancient civilizations had some kind of trial for the accused. .

And when civilizations abandoned those principles, they quickly fell into barbarism.

But Trump knows just what he is saying and is appealing to his supporters who see nothing wrong with that approach.

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Targetpractice  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:39:20am

re: #314 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Even ancient civilizations had some kind of trial for the accused. Punishment came after the trial, even if were not the kind of due process enshrined in the US Constitution. Trump appears to be OK with skipping the trial and going directly to draconian punishments.

Since he lies about everything, if he were to swear to uphold the Constitution, it would be a lie. Trump only upholds Trump.

Trump, in the mold of most authoritarian regimes, doesn’t seem to be entirely against the idea of trying the accused. No, I imagine he thinks the appropriate measures to use are to force the accused to make a “confession,” then try them in a kangaroo court merely as a formality. The guilty verdict already decided, the only question is whether or not the state will execute them.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:52:12am

re: #316 Targetpractice

Trump, in the mold of most authoritarian regimes, doesn’t seem to be entirely against the idea of trying the accused. No, I imagine he thinks the appropriate measures to use are to force the accused to make a “confession,” then try them in a kangaroo court merely as a formality. The guilty verdict already decided, the only question is whether or not the state will execute them.

I’m not sure there’s a question about it, unless he sees prisoners as cheap labor to replace all the Messicans he’s going to deport.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Sep 20, 2016 • 3:55:51am

re: #270 goddamnedfrank

They could say that exactly, it’s actually a pretty response. I’m all for openness and laying facts on the table to remove all ambiguity. It states truth and covers their butt. But, I’m not a marketer (thank Cthulhu) and don’t get intricacies of the retail world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:04:09am

re: #318 Le Lapin Tueur

They could say that exactly, it’s actually a pretty response. I’m all for openness and laying facts on the table to remove all ambiguity. It states truth and covers their butt. But, I’m not a marketer (thank Cthulhu) and don’t get intricacies of the retail world.

They need to distance themselves from the utterance without taking sides.

And again, it is being discussed in the media as if it had any defensible merit.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:09:03am

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:10:14am

re: #320 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

of course not, it was an “honest mistake” - you had meant to write out a $5,000 check in crayon…

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Decatur Deb  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:13:26am

re: #320 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

Yes. I’ve got the lower bunk.

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Thanos  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:15:45am
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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:40:16am
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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:42:55am

re: #320 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

Add some Monopoly money. It’ll be all OK.

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Jayleia  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:49:38am

re: #325 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Nah, send yesterday’s newspaper. Blank paper you could use to write or print on, THEY could put it in their printer. Monopoly money you could use to play Monopoly with. Old newspaper is practically useless to them…but make sure you get all the good coupons out first.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:50:33am

re: #326 Jayleia

Nah, send yesterday’s newspaper. Blank paper you could use to write or print on, THEY could put it in their printer. Monopoly money you could use to play Monopoly with. Old newspaper is practically useless to them…but make sure you get all the good coupons out first.

I was thinking about printing “FUCK TRUMP” on it. :)

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:51:54am

re: #327 Timothy Watson

I was thinking about printing “FUCK TRUMP” on it. :)

For added fun, send copies of NYTimes and WaPo Trump exposés.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:55:13am

Something for you car lovers: an abandoned Jaguar XKE found in a rundown barn.

bbc.com

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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 4:59:22am

Keep calm and GOT-FUCKING-V:

Hillary Clinton took a comfortable lead over Donald Trump in the latest weekly NBC News-Survey Monkey national tracking poll out Tuesday, earning 50 percent of support among likely voters compared to 45 percent for the real estate mogul.

With absentee and early voting underway in several states, the survey, which previously reported results from registered voters, now accounts for likely voters. Last week’s survey of registered voters found a narrower race between the two major party candidates, with Clinton leading Trump 48 to 44 percent and only 42 to 40 percent when third-party candidates were taken into account. The former secretary of state did better among registered voters this week, leading Trump 49 percent to 43 percent in a two-way matchup.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:03:14am

re: #306 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Also, too many people think an election is about winning rather than selecting representation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:05:43am

re: #331 Romantic Heretic

Also, too many people think an election is about whining rather than selecting representation.

FTFY

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:07:30am

re: #325 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Add some Monopoly money. It’ll be all OK.

Tape the letter to a brick and mail that to them.

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Decatur Deb  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:08:06am

re: #330 Timothy Watson

Keep calm and GOT-FUCKING-V:

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:10:35am

So, I found this…

GUXP1ls75paJ4a1Zfj3Vb/hdJf+dxSNk0BbV0dLedNh7ZUD7X2ziTJPzMMxiFnT88cs/iKkt2U+reCQYAhtbCCxzUyd958bzpfsGDDUM5numHOc6kvJIn3ORoCGCLKfudCIl18IRuJ0vJ1Dwm/YobUyFh/qOVTLpGFITFljm5UTPMv8GpDgqUo43WRo0oKdvj7lmRADS72HYbjQPFXKqakDcSBBZKygzRCUw3ZEwTj2Chm6r2vsjxw25mdd33hLh4eKuWoDnpdfl8zdTjK7/jkyy8dHyCD70Gy1GDvRHFK1iz2O1B4yneb9YoOn4Epx9

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Decatur Deb  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:13:09am

re: #331 Romantic Heretic

Also, too many people think an election is about winning rather than selecting representation.

This one isn’t about winning, it’s about averting the collapse of civilization.

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Romantic Heretic  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:15:39am

re: #335 Teukka

That makes me think of an article my news aggregator found this morning.

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:18:21am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Why is it that like clockwork there are officer involved shootings of unarmed black drivers? Terence Crutcher is just the latest.

His car broke down. Cops arrived. He had his hands up when he was not only tasered, but shot to death.

Cops initially lied about what happened too - claiming that he didn’t have his hands up and didn’t respond to police commands. He is seen on video showing his hands in the air.

It didn’t matter. They still tasered and shot him. He was killed. Murdered.

If all lives matter, what about Crutcher? That doesn’t matter?

Black lives certainly don’t seem to matter to cops.

Demanding accountability from law enforcement and better policing isn’t asking too much from cops. They have a tough job to do, and we put our lives in their hands under a wide range of circumstances. The least we should demand is that they not shoot early and often whenever they see minorities on the side of the road, playing with toy guns in open carry states, or otherwise acting like everyone else in society but being forced to play by different rules because of their skin tone.

Donald Trump thinks we need extreme vetting of immigrants (a nonsensical term, but one that’s a hit with his brain dead supporters), and that Muslims are the gravest threat to the nation in decades, all while ignoring that there were two bomb plots yesterday involving white guys - one at a school in UT. Neither gets the kind of press as the NYC area bomber (who injured 29 with one blast that went off in Chelsea and may have been responsible for the bombing in Seaside), but those threats made were of a terroristic nature. That happens nearly daily - and most media don’t pick up on it.

Profiling of the sort that Trump suggests definitely wouldn’t pick up on it.

And the right wing bigot brigade certainly will excuse it. These white guys who make bombing threats are merely lone wolves, or mentally ill, or excuse the incident entirely because the target was acceptable to them (see attacks on abortion clinics, etc.) Or they point out that leftists commit bombings - like the Animal Liberation Front or other fringe groups.

But that’s just it, isn’t it. Trump’s profiling / vetting wouldn’t catch any of those. And those domestic attacks are the overwhelming majority of bombings/threats/arsons/incendiaries in the nation every year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:20:08am

re: #336 Decatur Deb

This one isn’t about winning, it’s about averting the collapse of civilization.

The only Trump supporters whose arguments I can begin to understand are the ones who believe that America is going to collapse anyways, so let’s elect Trump and get it over with so we can hit bottom and start the process of rebuilding.

I do not agree with their views, but it at least they are based on an accurate assessment of DT’s abilities.

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:21:58am

re: #339 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The only Trump supporters whose arguments I can begin to understand are the ones who believe that America is going to collapse anyways, so let’s elect Trump and get it over with so we can hit bottom and start the process of rebuilding.

I do not agree with their views, but it at least they are based on an accurate assessment of DT’s abilities.

[tinfoil]Maybe DT and the figures in the background behind him are intentionally driving society — globally — into collapsing, so that they can move in and share the loot amongst themselves.[/tinfoil]

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Decatur Deb  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:24:41am

re: #340 Teukka

[tinfoil]Maybe DT and the figures in the background behind him are intentionally driving society — globally — into collapsing, so that they can move in and share the loot amongst themselves.[/tinfoil]

Too complex. More likely they are just hogs devouring next year’s seed corn.

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jeffreyw  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:38:08am


Good morning!
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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:42:36am
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Decatur Deb  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:43:13am

BBL.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:43:58am

If I had a room full of Trumps, and I told you just one of them could start a nuclear war and kill all life on the planet…

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:44:03am

re: #343 lawhawk

Trumps can’t even be original in their racist remarks. Sad! Low energy!

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:49:40am

Folks need to be vigilant over the polling and complacency in GOTV, but also need to chill the f out. People are realizing just how awful Trump truly is.

When GHWB is apparently signaling that he’s going to vote for Clinton over Trump (risking excommunication from GOP by none other than Reince), you know that the GOP is doing poorly.

It’s actually even worse than that for the GOP - they have no active ground game in FL. Trump claims that he’ll send them about $2M to head into November, but they haven’t seen the money yet in FL. Vaporware promises.

If a Democrat had not stepped up with a ground game in a key battleground state in September, you’d be climbing the walls and demanding heads roll. With Trump, media is just like meh. It’s as though the rules don’t apply to him (reality is that the media refuses to apply the same rules to him as to everyone else - especially Clinton). If Trump were held to Clinton’s standards, he’d have washed out in the primaries.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:55:39am

re: #347 lawhawk

I requested an absentee ballot last month, but had not received anything back,so I sent the county election clerk an email. No worries. Absentee ballots are going out next week. I also got an email from the US Embassy in Beijing advising expats that we can drop off our ballots there, or at any of the four consulates, to be placed in a diplomatic pouch for delivery to the USA.

Or I can do my usual thing of waiving my right to a secret ballot, and email a PDF. For some reason, visiting the consulate in Guangzhou to retain the secrecy has somewhat more appeal, despite the added expense. I could manage it during the Oct. 1 National Holiday.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:07:09am
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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:10:48am

re: #337 Romantic Heretic

That makes me think of an article my news aggregator found this morning.

The Fundamental Limits of Machine Learning

I haven’t made it past the problem at the top of the page (I refuse to continue until I figure it out). Does this mean I’ve reached the limits of my machine learning?

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:11:42am

re: #297 teleskiguy

Ski porn time. Rightwingconspirator, this is your shit.

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Just caught that this morning. Beautiful. Insta rt

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:12:32am

Any thoughts on this puppy mix: Rottweiler and Great Pyrenees. I have had three dogs before and 80 acres for him or her to roam, with older children, and two cats and a kitten.wantaddigest.com

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:12:57am

re: #347 lawhawk

Much better, America. Keep it up.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:13:33am

re: #350 Belafon

I haven’t made it past the problem at the top of the page (I refuse to continue until I figure it out). Does this mean I’ve reached the limits of my machine learning?

OK, I figured out a solution.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:14:37am

re: #320 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

I’ll pay for your bail.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:16:02am

re: #324 Dr. Matt

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The police union is very angry about these tweets.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:19:11am

How long before we find out that Crutcher had a record for shoplifting as a juvenile and/or is late on child support or some other sort of irrelevancies that made lethal force necessary?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:20:27am

re: #356 Sir John Barron

The police union is very angry about these tweets.

They are a professional organization and these Tweets cast a bad light on their profession look.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:20:37am

re: #357 Mike Lamb

How long before we find out that Crutcher had a record for shoplifting as a juvenile and/or is late on child support or some other sort of irrelevancies that made lethal force necessary?

Dim Jim and Rage Furby are on. it.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:21:04am

re: #240 mmmirele

If I went by that, I wouldn’t be out in front of the House of Driscoll every Sunday. Because this (sign I carried yesterday) is not inspiring but it did annoy the heck out of some female followers of Driscoll:

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It’s time to take these pulpit pimps off of welfare.

Tax the churches!!!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:21:34am

Here’s more on the UT bomb threat lawhawk mentioned:

sltrib.com

“Racism is the reason for my hunger strike,” the email reads, “to take this conversation deeper, to the truth, core and roots.” He describes black men as “the most racist, bigoted group of homo sapien primates” and titles the message “In honor of Skylar Dore” — an allusion to a white Louisiana police chief who was fired after a profanity-laced Facebook post about the death of white police officers in Baton Rouge.

He also said he was a “radical Islamic jihadist”. Wonder where he got that idea from.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:24:36am

re: #359 Sir John Barron

Dim Jim and Rage Furby are on. it.

Don’t leave out Baby Whiplash.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:28:04am

re: #273 teleskiguy

Surrounded by deer and elk antlers. Yeah, that fuckin’ video.

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True. Embryology is the worst.

(Goes to Wikipedia to find out what it is).

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:29:00am

re: #273 teleskiguy

Surrounded by deer and elk antlers. Yeah, that fuckin’ video.

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How do “lies” or ideas of any kind come up from the pit of hell? Sounds like a complicated journey.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:29:32am

re: #349 lawhawk

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“Damn uppity woman doesn’t know her place!!”

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:34:36am

re: #365 Dr. Matt

Yup. That captures the misogyny inherent in the system. That’s part of what Clinton faces - an uphill climb against all of it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:38:47am

FFS LA Freaking Times (in spoiler tags because trigger warning)

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:39:23am

Junior’s off to the races again today…

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:41:08am

re: #368 lawhawk

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Junior’s off to the races again today…

Only us misogynists can save women from the scourge of migration.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:41:41am

re: #367 The Vicious Babushka

FFS LA Freaking Times (in spoiler tags because trigger warning)

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That’s the poll that samples the same few thousand people over and over…right?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:42:16am
Europe’s Rape Epidemic: Western Women Will Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Mass Migration breitbart.com via @BreitbartNews
— Donald Trump Jr.

Sweet, holy jeebusses.

Junior has spent too much time in the Stormfront-Breitbart cesspool.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:43:04am

re: #367 The Vicious Babushka

When you’ve got a supposed aggregation of polls being that far off from all the other poll aggregators, you know something is wrong. The LAT is simply wrong.

Reuters - Clinton leads (likely voters).
RCP - Clinton leads.
NYT - Clinton leads.

That leads me to think that LAT is trolling. Or just engaging in hackery.

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danarchy  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:44:18am

re: #370 Dr. Matt

That’s the poll that samples the same few thousand people over and over…right?

Yes, like the reuters/ipsos tracking poll, it polls the same people every day to see how opinions are changing. Almost more of a big focus group.

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:44:34am

William, you up and about?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:45:40am

re: #371 Sir John Barron

Europe’s Rape Epidemic: Western Women Will Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Mass Migration
— Donald Trump Jr..

Four Cuban athletes were just convicted of raping a Finnish woman in Tampere, Finland, something that all the (neither balls) Nordic nationalists will be milking for a long time for propaganda purposes.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:46:57am

re: #368 lawhawk

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Junior’s off to the races again today…

Holy shit, you never go full neo-Nazi.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:47:45am

So there is no rape epidemic on US college campuses, because the main perpetrators would be middle-class white guys

But there is a big one in Europe because it is overrun with swarthy, oversexed Muslim immigrants

Got it

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:48:38am

re: #375 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Four Cuban athletes were just convicted of raping a Finnish woman in Tampere, Finland, something that all the (neither balls) Nordic nationalists will be milking for a long time for propaganda purposes.

Ah, yes, that would explain it.

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:48:47am

re: #376 Timothy Watson

Holy shit, you never go full neo-Nazi.

Good lord. ._.

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Skip Intro  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:49:19am

re: #376 Timothy Watson

Holy shit, you never go full neo-Nazi.

Junior’s always been full neo-Nazi. We just weren’t paying attention until this year.

Says a lot about the man who raised him.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:50:33am

re: #368 lawhawk

Europe’s Rape Epidemic: Western Women Will Be Sacrificed At The Altar Of Mass Migration breitbart.com via @BreitbartNews
— Donald Trump Jr.

Wouldn’t be surprised if Senior repeated this at next week’s debate.

Media: Trump was very serious tonight, presented unpopular facts.
/

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:50:51am

I’m beginning to wonder if Junior is the one behind Trump’s actual twitter account pushing all these white supremacist/neo-Nazi and bigot brigade statements.

Naw, Trump doesn’t outsource his own bigoted BS. He’s got an infinite supply of baffling BS to spew. The biggest. Yoogest.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:52:15am

Trump has nothing to lose at the debates by going fully outrageous with his fallacies: if Hillary tries to call him out, she will be depicted as being bitchy and confrontational.

He knows it’s a win-win.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:54:11am

re: #352 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Well, I am sorry to disappoint you, but you didn’t buy a dog.

You got a miniature horse.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:54:16am

re: #383 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump has nothing to lose at the debates by going fully outrageous with his fallacies: if Hillary tries to call him out, she will be depicted as being bitchy and confrontational.

He knows it’s a win-win.

A win-win with the male part of the audience, and that’s only if he sticks to just being condescending. If he gets racist as well, that’ll cut off another part of the group.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:55:02am

It’s so easy to take that Skittles meme and turn it around.

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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:55:25am

re: #374 Great White Snark

William, you up and about?

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:59:24am

re: #387 William Lewis

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 6:59:29am

re: #386 The Vicious Babushka

It’s so easy to take that Skittles meme and turn it around.

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Another variation: Ever see skittles coming in just one color?

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:01:20am

I know that we could point to any number of instances as “signal” in the rise of the alt-right, but my first understanding of the potency of these forces came in the aftermath of the murder of Trayvon Martin. The bare facts of the case seemed to point to the obvious conclusion that a teenager had been gunned down while minding his own business by a man with an unhealthy fixation on policing and “black” crime in his neighborhood. Then I saw how quickly the internet filled up with memes of Trayvon as a gangster who was out on a crime spree, with arguments that GZ only averted death at the hands of this child-man-thug by the grace of the gun. And then it became an article of faith. And then I understood that all black men (and women) were the Trayvons of alt-right fantasy. Empathy, understanding—these are to be mocked because there is no point. Now, by extension, the BLM movement can only be understood as a terrorist movement operated by opportunistic thugs. Cops have a duty to save themselves and us through the power of the gun.

This psychology has a powerful hold on the minds of the alt-right and, I believe, has crystalized into an unbreakable world view that sees all “others” as dangerous predators. I think the “deplorable” distinction may work to peal off a few reasonable Trump supporters, but I’m coming to the conclusion that many will simply say “I’m not a racist; I’m a common-sense law-and-order person.”

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danarchy  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:01:53am

re: #352 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Any thoughts on this puppy mix: Rottweiler and Great Pyrenees. I have had three dogs before and 80 acres for him or her to roam, with older children, and two cats and a kitten.wantaddigest.com

Two of my favorite breeds, especially the great pyr. not sure what a mix would be like other than large. Love big dogs, just a shame they tend to have such short lives.

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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:02:02am

re: #388 Great White Snark

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Thank you to both of you and be blessed.

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:06:00am

re: #391 danarchy

My last two labs were both a little over ten when they passed.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:06:58am

re: #383 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump has nothing to lose at the debates by going fully outrageous with his fallacies: if Hillary tries to call him out, she will be depicted as being bitchy and confrontational.

He knows it’s a win-win.

“Why is Hillary so angry? No wonder no one likes her, doesn’t seem human. Trump meanwhile was very assertive and manly.”

/

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:07:23am

re: #371 Sir John Barron

Sweet, holy jeebusses.

Junior has spent too much time in the Stormfront-Breitbart cesspool.

Keep in mind, this is the shit that poppa Trump insinuates when he compares Clinton to Merkel.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:09:10am

re: #395 Kryptik: Just Done With It.

Keep in mind, this is the shit that poppa Trump insinuates when he compares Clinton to Merkel.

The dog-whistles with Trump are sometimes too much to keep up with.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:13:20am

re: #394 Sir John Barron

“Why is Hillary so angry? No wonder no one likes her, doesn’t seem human. Trump meanwhile was very assertive and manly.”

/

That is exactly how it will be spun across the nation. Deplorable!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:13:25am

re: #381 Sir John Barron

Wouldn’t be surprised if Senior repeated this at next week’s debate.

Media: Trump was very serious tonight, presented unpopular facts.
/

Funny how the only links that come up on a search of “Europe rape epidemic” are breitbart, infowars, WND, and some Euro sites that I presume are right-wing/neo-Nazi. TrumpJr is parroting the swill that bounces around the RWNJ echo chamber, which has little relation to facts or human decency.

It seems to me, if there really were a horrible epidemic of rape in Europe, some legitimate news agencies might be reporting on it.

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Jayleia  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:15:21am

re: #345 lawhawk

I don’t like that thought process. Because my thought process goes to a very different end point when dealing with “Skittles” versus a roomful of Trumps.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:15:59am

re: #398 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Funny how the only links that come up on a search of “Europe rape epidemic” are breitbart, infowars, WND, and some Euro sites that I presume are right-wing/neo-Nazi. TrumpJr is parroting the swill that bounces around the RWNJ echo chamber, which has little relation to facts or human decency.

It seems to me, if there really were a horrible epidemic of rape in Europe, some legitimate news agencies might be reporting on it.

Well, obviously, all mainstream, legitimate news agencies are bought and paid for by the worshippers at the alter of mass migration.

///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:16:33am

re: #398 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Funny how the only links that come up on a search of “Europe rape epidemic” are breitbart, infowars, WND, and some Euro sites that I presume are right-wing/neo-Nazi. TrumpJr is parroting the swill that bounces around the RWNJ echo chamber, which has little relation to facts or human decency.

It seems to me, if there really were a horrible epidemic of rape in Europe, some legitimate news agencies might be reporting on it.

Counter-argument already in place: LIBERAL MEDIA COVERING IT UP!!!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:17:10am

re: #401 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Counter-argument already in place: LIBERAL MEDIA COVERING IT UP!!!

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS RUN AMOCK!!!!!!!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:17:17am

re: #400 Sir John Barron

Well, obviously, all mainstream, legitimate news agencies are bought and paid for by the worshippers at the alter of mass migration.

///

I am sure Soros has some connection to it. And the Illuminati, too. //

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:18:35am

re: #401 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Counter-argument already in place: LIBERAL MEDIA COVERING IT UP!!!

Just like they covered up the fake Moon landings, the climate change hoax, and the second shooter on the grassy knoll.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:21:07am

Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Social Media, Technology and Voter Education Initiatives

During the Debate:

Facebook, the exclusive social media sponsor for the first and third presidential debates, will be on site at the debate host universities. Members of the media, students, and the campus community will be using Facebook Live to broadcast and show what is happening at the debate site. People on Facebook in the U.S. and around the world will be able to watch these videos live, ask questions and comment with their reactions. Facebook will also have an interactive touch screen to show the conversation on Facebook about the candidates and the issues.

What could possibly go wrong? 9_9

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:21:08am

Just watching Syria. Apparently Syrian forces bombed a UN aid convoy at a staging yard. Not rebels and weapons but food and aid workers.

I do think that air base or aircraft should be struck by our forces. This is not a moment for a letter.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:21:54am

WHUT

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:24:01am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:25:04am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Fucking narcissist thinks he’s the only candidate ever to speak next to a plane.

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A Cranky One  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:26:19am

Drove through rural Indiana on our trip to Nashville. As might be expected, saw a number of Trump signs in people’s yards. But we also saw a number of Dump Pence signs, probably from before he was selected as the VP candidate. Encouraging that at least some residents of the state recognize Pence for the disaster he is.

As a side note, through all the long car trips I’ve made in the past, I never noticed an interesting fact. If a lightning bug is lit when it hits your car windshield, the goop continues to glow for several minutes on the windshield. Makes for an unusual view as you drive down the road.

Edit: changed gop to goop in the comment above. Hoping the election does the same thing. ;-)

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:26:39am

re: #409 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

McCain and Romney both used their planes as a backdrop.

Didn’t help either win the White House.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:27:43am

re: #408 lawhawk

Thank you for tweeting that. My access is limited here.

You know, I have disliked candidates in the past, but Trump has become the only one I can hate with the heat of a thousand O-class stars

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:28:55am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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[Embedded content]Do people notice Hillary is copying my airplane rallies - she puts the plane behind her like I have been doing from the beginning.

threatens to get lawyers to start suing for copyright infringement
five minutes later tweets its a trademark

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:29:11am

re: #411 lawhawk

McCain and Romney both used their planes as a backdrop.

Didn’t help either win the White House.

I suspect candidates have used a plane backdrop ever since they had planes to fly in on.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:30:58am

re: #410 A Cranky One

Drove through rural Indiana on our trip to Nashville. As might be expected, saw a number of Trump signs in people’s yards. But we also saw a number of Dump Pence signs, probably from before he was selected as the VP candidate. Encouraging that at least some residents of the state recognize Pence for the disaster he is.

As a side note, through all the long car trips I’ve made in the past, I never noticed an interesting fact. If a lightning bug is lit when it hits your car windshield, the gop continues to glow for several minutes on the windshield. Makes for an unusual view as you drive down the road.

when a bell rings, an angel gets it wings
when you kill a lightning bug the GOP continues to glow

what an odd metaphor

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:33:01am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

Do people notice Hillary is copying my airplane rallies - she puts the plane behind her like I have been doing from the beginning.
— Donald J. Trump

Hi, I’m insane, and I’m running for president. Do people notice that?

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:34:01am

Deplorable is so butthurt over being blocked==>

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:34:26am

re: #416 Sir John Barron

Hi, I’m insane, and I’m running for president. Do people notice that?

about 40% dont

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:34:35am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Why is Hillary doing rallies? I do rallies. She’s copying me. But no one goes to her rallies. I have the best rallies.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:36:58am

Why does Hillary have an airplane? Only I can have an airplane. Who is funding Hillary’s airplane? Where does Hillary get her money for campaign rallies? Why won’t media ask?

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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:39:13am

Sigh…….

Facebook Post

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:41:57am

STUPIDEST TWEET OF THE DAY
It is early, though. There will be MOAR STUPIDS.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:42:28am

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS==>

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:43:15am

The more you look at Trump’s business dealings and his “foundation” the more ethical and legal problems you find.

Everywhere you look with Trump, you see smoke and mirrors - and the smoke is signaling all kinds of problems.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:44:09am

re: #422 The Vicious Babushka

Does Trump even own any hotels now? I think he just rents his name out for others to stick on their hotels.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:44:49am

re: #423 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS==>

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COME ON!!!!!!! LEAVE TRUMP JR ALONE!!!!!

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Stanley Sea  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:45:11am

re: #368 lawhawk

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Junior’s off to the races again today…

My mouth is hanging open.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:45:51am

HEAR IS EVEN MOAR STUPID STUPIDS

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:45:52am

re: #423 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS MOAR STUPIDS==>

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For a lawyer, Ben sure has trouble with the concept of evidence.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:47:02am

re: #428 The Vicious Babushka

HEAR IS EVEN MOAR STUPID STUPIDS

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Yeah, white conservatives just can’t stand to have a black man in office, or black concerns being addressed.

Edit: I once saw a car so overcompensate when swinging around a stopped vehicle that it plowed into a barrier.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:47:10am

re: #427 Stanley Sea

My mouth is hanging open.

It’s like they don’t even care how terrible they sound to anyone outside their bubble. They’re really banking on the neo-nazi/racist bloc to win them the White House.

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:48:22am

re: #424 lawhawk

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The more you look at Trump’s business dealings and his “foundation” the more ethical and legal problems you find.

Everywhere you look with Trump, you see smoke and mirrors - and the smoke is signaling all kinds of problems.

Also, to fully appreciate the smoke analogy, one has to remember that smoke in itself can be flammable under certain conditions. It’s what causes flashover or backdraft…

*wanders away, whistling innocently*

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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2016 • 7:52:11am

Take a break….. This is a wonderful work of love.

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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:01:11am
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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:02:20am
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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:02:48am

re: #434 gocart mozart

Hah! Better than some goalies I’ve watched.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:03:05am
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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:03:46am

re: #414 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

I suspect candidates have used a plane backdrop ever since they had planes to fly in on.

You know who else had an airplane for campaigning?

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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:04:17am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:04:56am

re: #438 Timothy Watson

You know who else had an airplane for campaigning?

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And he had the head of Lufthansa on his side, offering him discount fares so he could travel all over the country.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:05:10am

re: #410 A Cranky One

Drove through rural Indiana on our trip to Nashville. As might be expected, saw a number of Trump signs in people’s yards. But we also saw a number of Dump Pence signs, probably from before he was selected as the VP candidate. Encouraging that at least some residents of the state recognize Pence for the disaster he is.

As a side note, through all the long car trips I’ve made in the past, I never noticed an interesting fact. If a lightning bug is lit when it hits your car windshield, the goop continues to glow for several minutes on the windshield. Makes for an unusual view as you drive down the road.

Edit: changed gop to goop in the comment above. Hoping the election does the same thing. ;-)

The Luciferin (substrate) and Luciferase (enzyme) are no longer separated, and will keep glowing till the ATP runs out.

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(alpuz)  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:05:22am

re: #434 gocart mozart

Please let that be real.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:06:22am

re: #439 gocart mozart

How Donald Trump ushered a hateful fringe movement into the mainstream

He could not have done it without the mainstream media taking up his talking points and discussing them as if they had some merit because, after all, he had been nominated by a major political party…

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:06:54am

Well sitting around having an extra coffee. Not at work, waiting for bug spray guy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:07:29am

Mrs. FBW took The Older Boy to work, and while she’s gone, Zeena The Worrier Princess is whimpering piteously by the door.

She was supposed to be MY dog, but dogs choose their own gods.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:07:36am

re: #439 gocart mozart

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When you’ve lost The Economist….

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:08:46am

re: #439 gocart mozart

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Yes but Hillary said “deplorables”.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:09:33am

re: #439 gocart mozart

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The fever swamp comments section at Breitbart will now commence a hate-deluge of The Economist.

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:10:01am

re: #446 Sir John Barron

When you’ve lost The Economist….

So there is this number of people that have voted republican for years, decades even. They can’t face voting for trump. How many of those will vote HRC? That’s gotta be a few percent of the vote. Go HW!

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:11:20am

re: #446 Sir John Barron

When you’ve lost The Economist….

They are smart people, and they realize what kind of economic disaster would ensue should Trump be elected.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:11:43am

re: #449 Great White Snark

So there is this number of people that have voted republican for years, decades even. They can’t face voting for trump. How many of those will vote HRC? That’s gotta be a few percent of the vote.

They will not necessarily vote Hillary, but they will start to cancel out a lot of the support that DT has picked up from the extreme right.

Remember, a lot of his supporters hate the GOP nearly as much as they hate the Democrats are and voting for him to spite both of them.

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danarchy  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:16:25am

re: #445 Blind Frog Belly White

Mrs. FBW took The Older Boy to work, and while she’s gone, Zeena The Worrier Princess is whimpering piteously by the door.

She was supposed to be MY dog, but dogs choose their own gods.

You sure she doesn’t just need to go pee ;)

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:17:31am

re: #439 gocart mozart

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I’m surprised I was able to go to the link and read the article without being made to cough up next month’s mortgage. Maybe they’ll just send me a bill (for the uninitiated, The Economist is a pretty expensively priced magazine, although it’s quality is quite good).

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:17:58am
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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:19:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:19:17am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:20:01am

re: #453 Sir John Barron

I’m surprised I was able to go to the link and read the article without being made to cough up next month’s mortgage. Maybe they’ll just send me a bill (for the uninitiated, The Economist is a pretty expensively priced magazine, although it’s quality is quite good).

I did not find much of substance to the article: it just summarized what anyone who followed this sight was all too painfully aware of.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:20:48am

re: #456 The Vicious Babushka

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Yes but the Clinton Foundation….

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:21:20am

re: #451 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They will not necessarily vote Hillary, but they will start to cancel out a lot of the support that DT has picked up from the extreme right.

Remember, a lot of his supporters hate the GOP nearly as much as they hate the Democrats are and voting for him to spite both of them.

Depends where one lives. California? It’s over. But those swing states. Do not want cliffhanger

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:21:59am

re: #457 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I did not find much of substance to the article: it just summarized what anyone who followed this sight was all too painfully aware of.

I actually thought it was quite good, a summary of what some of us know about the “movement”. I though it helpfully linked Trump to it as well as his new campaign chief Bannon.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:23:33am

re: #452 danarchy

You sure she doesn’t just needs to go pee ;)

That’s the OTHER door.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:25:04am

re: #460 Sir John Barron

I actually thought it was quite good, a summary of what some of us know about the “movement”. I though it helpfully linked Trump to it as well as his new campaign chief Bannon.

That’s the point - we’ve known this for ages, but need to look at these articles from the perspective of people who, up till now, never even heard the term “alt-right.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:26:46am

re: #462 Interesting Times

That’s the point - we’ve known this for ages, but need to look at these articles from the perspective of people who, up till now, never even heard the term “alt-right.”

And the way Trump has designed his relationship to the Alt-Right to leave him with “plausible deniability”…at least to the media

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:33:00am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And the way Trump has designed his relationship to the Alt-Right to leave him with “plausible deniability”…at least to the media

And that the media, at least TE, recognizes the flim-flam.

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BeachDem  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:34:21am

re: #390 Barefoot Grin

I know that we could point to any number of instances as “signal” in the rise of the alt-right, but my first understanding of the potency of these forces came in the aftermath of the murder of Trayvon Martin. The bare facts of the case seemed to point to the obvious conclusion that a teenager had been gunned down while minding his own business by a man with an unhealthy fixation on policing and “black” crime in his neighborhood. Then I saw how quickly the internet filled up with memes of Trayvon as a gangster who was out on a crime spree, with arguments that GZ only averted death at the hands of this child-man-thug by the grace of the gun. And then it became an article of faith. And then I understood that all black men (and women) were the Trayvons of alt-right fantasy. Empathy, understanding—these are to be mocked because there is no point. Now, by extension, the BLM movement can only be understood as a terrorist movement operated by opportunistic thugs. Cops have a duty to save themselves and us through the power of the gun.

This psychology has a powerful hold on the minds of the alt-right and, I believe, has crystalized into an unbreakable world view that sees all “others” as dangerous predators. I think the “deplorable” distinction may work to peal off a few reasonable Trump supporters, but I’m coming to the conclusion that many will simply say “I’m not a racist; I’m a common-sense law-and-order person.”

Really thoughtful analysis. I wish someone would do a Venn diagram of the “alt-right” and the “regular right.” I believe that the main non-overlapping distinction would be the overt vs. covert beliefs. YMMV

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:35:04am

re: #465 BeachDem

Really thoughtful analysis. I wish someone would do a Venn diagram of the “alt-right” and the “regular right.” I believe that the main non-overlapping distinction would be the overt vs. covert beliefs. YMMV

none of the core principles, just a matter of how they are presented and to whom.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:36:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:37:58am

Baby Whiplash does not know how to spell excellent.

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BeachDem  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:38:37am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Maybe he’ll sue her for “intentional copying and being a meanie.” Makes as much sense as his proposed “irresponsible intent” suit against the NYT.

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austin_blue  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:43:46am

re: #320 Timothy Watson

Do I get in trouble for stuffing blank sheets of paper into a Donald Trump fundraiser “no postage necessary” return envelope and mailing it?

Pffft. Don’t listen to these people. If you are going to monkey wrench, monkey wrench it right.

Get a brick. Wrap it in brown paper and tape it tight. Tape the envelope to the brick. Drop it in a mailbox. If it’s a letter targeted to a zip code, give your neighbors bricks, paper, and tape. This will cost a campaign hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:44:18am

re: #468 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash does not know how to spell excellent.

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Let me guess: Obama failed to say “Radical Islamic Extremist”.

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BeachDem  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:51:10am

re: #462 Interesting Times

That’s the point - we’ve known this for ages, but need to look at these articles from the perspective of people who, up till now, never even heard the term “alt-right.”

How could anyone have heard of “alt-right” when Hillary just made it up last week? Checkmate, libtard!
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:53:21am

re: #467 The Vicious Babushka

He got ripped off lol. No way that is worth 10k of work.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:54:00am

re: #431 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

It’s like they don’t even care how terrible they sound to anyone outside their bubble. They’re really banking on the neo-nazi/racist bloc to win them the White House.

they have tested it for months and learned they can say anything and it doesnt matter

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:55:43am

re: #474 Eclectic Cyborg

He got ripped off lol. No way that is worth 10k of work.

I’m pretty sure $9.9K of the cost was the artist being willing to have his name attached to it.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:57:02am

re: #445 Blind Frog Belly White

Mrs. FBW took The Older Boy to work, and while she’s gone, Zeena The Worrier Princess is whimpering piteously by the door.

She was supposed to be MY dog, but dogs choose their own gods.

+ 4 1/2 for that

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CuriousLurker  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:57:02am

re: #244 austin_blue

Repost from the last thread, and a huge mea culpa to Curious Lurker:

re: #374 CuriousLurker

Sorry, I don’t buy that. Most of them don’t have the slightest idea how the mosques are being funded, they only know what they heard from the hate bloggers.

As for “the growth of Wahabbi Madras schools and Mosques” can you please provide a link for that from a credible source? Preferably something recent, like within the last 5 years or so. I’ll be waiting.

>>

I have spent the last four hours trying to justify my #370 and I am completely unable to do so. You are absolutely correct. There is no evidence I can find that American bigotry makes any differentiation between any any flavor of Islam.

I will pull my forelock and admit my ignorance to the Dogs above. I was hoping for some balance in my fellow citizens, and it does not exist.

Thank you for making the effort and for the mea culpa. {{{austin_blue}}}

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:57:54am

WHUT

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 8:59:01am

re: #479 The Vicious Babushka

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:00:39am

re: #479 The Vicious Babushka

Analysts cite Clinton illness in plunge in Mexican Peso

Great way to keep her illness in the headlines.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:02:14am

re: #470 austin_blue

Pffft. Don’t listen to these people. If you are going to monkey wrench, monkey wrench it right.

Get a brick. Wrap it in brown paper and tape it tight. Tape the envelope to the brick. Drop it in a mailbox. If it’s a letter targeted to a zip code, give your neighbors bricks, paper, and tape. This will cost a campaign hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Would the USPS really process something like that?

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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:02:32am

Keith for the day….

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:09:33am

re: #483 Dave In Austin

OF COURSE THERE’S A PLAN, BELIEVE ME, THERE’S A GREAT PLAN, A GREAT PLAN. WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO, WE’RE GOING TO KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF THEM. WE’RE GOING TO FREE UP THE GENERALS AND LET THEM KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF THEM, I’M TELLING YA PEOPLE, IT’S A GREAT, GREAT PLAN

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:09:39am

Imagine Trump addressing the U.N.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:10:17am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:10:22am

Well I just got two teeth yanked out of my mouth. The first adult teeth I’ve lost. Dentist said I could bridge the gap eventually. I am hoping the pain is tolerable after the numbness wears off. They did give me some painkillers thank goodness.

Good juju appreciated.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:11:38am

re: #482 Timothy Watson

Would the USPS really process something like that?

no.

The rule is covered under the official Post Office Domestic Mail Manual code 8.4.6, “BRM may not be used for any purpose other than that intended by the permit holder, even when postage is affixed. In cases where a BRM card or letter is used improperly as a label, the USPS treats the item as waste.”

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:12:46am

re: #483 Dave In Austin

Keith for the day….

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so why doesnt this resonate?

would someone say it’s cherry picked quotes, or out of context somehow?

how tied up in a bow does this have to be for someone to go “ah”.

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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:13:56am
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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:14:24am

re: #487 Eclectic Cyborg

Well I just got two teeth yanked out of my mouth. The first adult teeth I’ve lost. Dentist said I could bridge the gap eventually. I am hoping the pain is tolerable after the numbness wears off. They did give me some painkillers thank goodness.

Good juju appreciated.

A double! Put them under your pillow tonight. I’ll bet the Tooth Fairy gives you a whole dollar!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:14:50am

re: #489 dangerman

so why doesnt this resonate?

would someone say it’s cherry picked quotes, or out of context somehow?

how tied up in a bow does this have to be for someone to go “ah”.

Because he is the GOP nominee and thus entitled to be taken seriously even when spouting horseshit to degree never seen or heard before in a presidential campaign. The system is just not equipped for this situation

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:15:29am

re: #484 KGxvi

OF COURSE THERE’S A PLAN, BELIEVE ME, THERE’S A GREAT PLAN, A GREAT PLAN. WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO, WE’RE GOING TO KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF THEM. WE’RE GOING TO FREE UP THE GENERALS AND LET THEM KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF THEM, I’M TELLING YA PEOPLE, IT’S A GREAT, GREAT PLAN

But not THOSE generals.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:15:49am

re: #489 dangerman

so why doesnt this resonate?

would someone say it’s cherry picked quotes, or out of context somehow?

how tied up in a bow does this have to be for someone to go “ah”.

Tied up level: Gordian

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:16:28am
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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:17:01am

re: #488 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no.

The rule is covered under the official Post Office Domestic Mail Manual code 8.4.6, “BRM may not be used for any purpose other than that intended by the permit holder, even when postage is affixed. In cases where a BRM card or letter is used improperly as a label, the USPS treats the item as waste.”

as an aside. i once mailed a set of these

completely unwrapped or packaged.
wall drug south dakota post office just taped on an index card with the address info

it got there. damaged and in 2 pieces.
the long island, ny postman was astounded at what he was delivering

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:17:39am

I’ve been listening to Pandora quite a bit the last few days, and Trump has been flooding the app with anti-Hillary rants about her wanting to take away The Gunz

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:18:35am

re: #497 Dr. Matt

Bet it has something to do with this:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:18:47am

re: #497 Dr. Matt

I’ve been listening to Pandora quite a bit the last few days, and Trump has been flooding the app with anti-Hillary rants about her wanting to take away The Gunz

The fact that Obama has not confiscated the guns in either of his terms is just proof that he was simply softening things up for Hillary to administer the coup de grace.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:19:02am

re: #492 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because he is the GOP nominee and thus entitled to be taken seriously even when spouting horseshit to degree never seen or heard before in a presidential campaign. The system is just not equipped for this situation

i think you are right

they cant process someone who almost literally never says a true or verifyable thing

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:20:08am

re: #493 Belafon

But not THOSE generals.

Plan?! There ain’t no plan!!!

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:21:25am

re: #495 darthstar

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[Embedded content]just keep up the “a vote for trump is a vote for bigotry” narrative. it’s both true and powerful.

bigotry, lying, theft, and outright fraud

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austin_blue  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:22:26am

re: #482 Timothy Watson

Would the USPS really process something like that?

Yup. They like money too! When it says “No Postage Required If Mailed Within the United States” that’s exactly what it means. Just wrap the brick in manilla paper. Who knows what’s inside it? Nothing a dog would alert to, and it’s not the USPS’s job to investigate if the package is inert. Works a treat with any kind of junk mail.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:24:03am

re: #485 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Imagine Trump addressing the U.N.

I’m trying to eat.

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austin_blue  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:24:17am

re: #488 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no.

The rule is covered under the official Post Office Domestic Mail Manual code 8.4.6, “BRM may not be used for any purpose other than that intended by the permit holder, even when postage is affixed. In cases where a BRM card or letter is used improperly as a label, the USPS treats the item as waste.”

And that works for an unwrapped brick.

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blueraven  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:24:48am
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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:25:14am

Six kids in two years? What are they, lab mice?

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:26:36am

re: #479 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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I read the reasoning on this, and I’m still baffled. This is why I hate economic markets, where real money is won or lost because literally someone coughed and people panicked.

And for fuck’s sake, how did the health thing get normalized into a an actual legitimately discussed issue? Fucking hell.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:27:12am

Ha, I’m suspended from twitter. Guess those tough Nazi’s and bigots couldn’t take the comments. Maybe it was little whiny tRump Jr being a thin skin little child.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:27:18am
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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:28:50am

re: #504 Sir John Barron

I am thinking of those that are on a diet.

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:28:57am

re: #492 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because he is the GOP nominee and thus entitled to be taken seriously even when spouting horseshit to degree never seen or heard before in a presidential campaign. The system is just not equipped for this situation

The system is not equipped by design. It’s engineered and calibrated for balance at all costs, even when it means normalizing unabashed racism and mendacity, because the alternative is having to say ‘hey, maybe the Democrats are actually objectively right on something’.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:29:20am

re: #508 Kryptik: Just Done With It.

And for fuck’s sake, how did the health thing get normalized into a an actual legitimately discussed issue? Fucking hell.

By the same people who discuss alt-right talking points as if they had any actual merit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:30:06am

re: #512 Kryptik: Just Done With It.

The system is not equipped by design. It’s engineered and calibrated for balance at all costs, even when it means normalizing unabashed racism and mendacity, because the alternative is having to say ‘hey, maybe the Democrats are actually objectively right on something’.

…and if they reported more objectively, Hillary would be leading by double digits and people would lose interest.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:33:01am

re: #507 darthstar

Six kids in two years? What are they, lab mice?

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They adopt.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:33:38am

re: #515 Belafon

They adopt.

Oh, I needed a snark tag? Shit.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:34:45am
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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:35:51am

I was here in the late 80s. Got there by train. When I got back to Portland, OR, Mr. w picked me up in a garbage truck. I said, ‘Just don’t throw my luggage in the back!’

Olvera Street is to her back, IIRC.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:36:51am

re: #514 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…and if they reported more objectively, Hillary would be leading by double digits and people would lose interest.

i know what you say is true.

i wonder if its more than that though. i mean the “media” votes too. the big wigs and the peons

is it literally the almighty dollar over your country’s sanity and future?
this is some real significant and fundamental damage theyre doing this year from the board rooms all the way down to the reporter - mic in hand, not asking any question that matters

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:38:28am

re: #519 dangerman

i know what you say is true.

i wonder if its more than that though. i mean the “media” votes too. the big wigs and the peons

is it literally the almighty dollar over your country’s sanity and future?
this is some real significant and fundamental damage theyre doing this year from the board rooms all the way down to the reporter - mic in hand, not asking any question that matters

they have a corporation to run, and I guess they assume that they will remain unaffected by the outcome

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:39:21am

I think I’m more excited about seeing Fox lose this election than seeing Trump lose it.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:40:41am

re: #521 darthstar

Assumes that Fox would suffer any consequences from lying or being associated with Trump. I don’t think that holds, especially given the way they have flouted facts and ignored reality and logic for years on end. Their core viewers certainly wont care.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:41:35am

re: #520 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they have a corporation to run, and I guess they assume that they will remain unaffected by the outcome

right

“economists” who measure things in $ have and are continuing to price a trump win and what it will cost them.

i have trouble accepting that those in the media really believe they will come out of this unscathed and left alone as an industry, and as individual citizens themselves

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:42:40am

re: #522 lawhawk

Assumes that Fox would suffer any consequences from lying or being associated with Trump. I don’t think that holds, especially given the way they have flouted facts and ignored reality and logic for years on end. Their core viewers certainly wont care.

Yeah. Exactly. Considering at one time or another Fox has hired just about every losing GOP presidential candidate, their propaganda still marches strong.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:42:53am

re: #521 darthstar

I think I’m more excited about seeing Fox lose this election than seeing Trump lose it.

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“continues to blur”? what other network does he talk to as much?

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:43:13am

Here’s a Washington Post article on coverage of the candidates: washingtonpost.com

The big takeaways are that positive coverage tends to be correlated to where you think it is - Liberal outlets (NYT, MSNBC) tend to favor Clinton while Fox and the Weekly Standard favor Trump - but that Trump is receiving far more news coverage than Clinton, by a huge amount.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:43:13am

re: #506 blueraven

538’s U.S. Senate forecast just went live! Democrats are a narrow favorite

Wait. 58-41 is ‘narrow?’ Seriously?

I’ve pretty much abandoned confidence in 538. Dude’s pretty much all about the click bait now.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:43:33am

re: #516 darthstar

Oh, I needed a snark tag? Shit.

Sorry, I haven’t had my Snickers yet.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:44:35am

re: #453 Sir John Barron

I’m surprised I was able to go to the link and read the article without being made to cough up next month’s mortgage. Maybe they’ll just send me a bill (for the uninitiated, The Economist is a pretty expensively priced magazine, although it’s quality is quite good).

Proprietary information that should only go to people who pay them, there’s a firewall.

Hair-on-fire OMG the whole world needs to KNOW THIS RIGHT NOW, PLEASE EVERYONE LISTEN TO US!! stuff they remove the firewall. Subscribers in other countries don’t mind subsidizing any effort to keep the Americans from electing a madman.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:44:47am

re: #527 makeitstop

Wait. 58-41 is ‘narrow?’ Seriously?

I’ve pretty much abandoned confidence in 538. Dude’s pretty much all about the click bait now.

What does 58-41 translate into the probability of winning back the Senate? Just because Democrats are favored by that much doesn’t mean we’ll flip enough of the 33 seats being voted on to gain control.

Never mind. Incorrect read the first time.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:44:55am

re: #67 Anymouse

And this isn’t new with the religious dog whistles from Republicans … while I was in the Navy there was the ringing endorsement for our Armed Forces by GHW Bush: I don’t think atheists can be patriotic nor should be citizens.

They ain’t going after just Muslims:

Trump Says Freedom of Expression is Hurting the Fight Against Terrorism (goes to Huffington Post).

You may recall his suggestion earlier in the year that “parts of the Internet” should be shut down.

And this is how we go down the road to fascism with President Trump at the helm. What other freedoms does he want to do away with as President? This should scare the hell out of all Americans regardless of political affiliation.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:45:26am

re: #522 lawhawk

Assumes that Fox would suffer any consequences from lying or being associated with Trump. I don’t think that holds, especially given the way they have flouted facts and ignored reality and logic for years on end. Their core viewers certainly wont care.

if he wins, they’ll be joined at the hip
its different if the other side wins and you just hire the loser as a commentator

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:46:26am

re: #506 blueraven

Yeah, 538 lost me. They are including so many junk polls that I go to Sam and the NYT.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:47:13am

GOP policy expert predicts debate failure for Trump: ‘He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes’

But, according to CNN contributor and Hoover Institution research fellow Lanhee Chen, the real estate developer and former reality TV star won’t be able to wing it in this debate like he did during the GOP primaries.

“He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes,” said Chen, in an appearance on CNN’s “Party People” podcast with Kevin Madden and Mary Katherine Ham.

Chen, who worked on the presidential campaigns for Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio, said voters in the general election expect to hear more substance than GOP primary voters.

“The 90-minute general election format makes it a lot harder to one line your way through it,” Chen said. “I think it’s going to be very, very hard for Donald Trump to spend 90 minutes bumper-stickering. I think he’s got to have something.”

I disagree. He’ll continue to bluster. He’ll continue to provide vague policy recommendations. He’ll continue to lie and he will continue to say A LOT about nothing. He’s an entertainer and a self-promoter. In other words, he will B.S. for 90 minutes and his deplorable cult with love it. Sean Hannity will proclaim he’s the most impressive and detailed presidential candidate in generations. Book it.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:47:37am

re: #526 Belafon

Here’s a Washington Post article on coverage of the candidates: washingtonpost.com

The big takeaways are that positive coverage tends to be correlated to where you think it is - Liberal outlets (NYT, MSNBC) tend to favor Clinton while Fox and the Weekly Standard favor Trump - but that Trump is receiving far more news coverage than Clinton, by a huge amount.

trump doesnt “screw up” for a month. big news and a “good” month for him for not poking his own eye out

clinton has an infection, keeps working. scandal that it wasnt made public instantaneously. the peso drops.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:48:04am

re: #527 makeitstop

Wait. 58-41 is ‘narrow?’ Seriously?

I’ve pretty much abandoned confidence in 538. Dude’s pretty much all about the click bait now.

58-41 is a basically 3-2, so yeah, that’s kind of narrow.

re: #530 Belafon

What does 58-41 translate into the probability of winning back the Senate? Just because Democrats are favored by that much doesn’t mean we’ll flip enough of the 33 seats being voted on to gain control.

that 58% is actually the odds of taking a majority. Most likely outcomes are 50/50 or Democratic majority at 51/49, both come in at 14%.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:48:32am

re: #534 Dr. Matt

And the media will boost him, make excuses for him, continue to grade on a curve.

“Yes, Hillary answered questions and displayed knowledge but that’s the least she could do, Trump on the other hand had this witty response to that one thing, so I call it a draw.”

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gwangung  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:49:07am

re: #533 Ziggy_TARDIS

Yeah, 538 lost me. They are including so many junk polls that I go to Sam and the NYT.

Not sure they have any choice. There are so many polls out there that are done on the cheap that the quality suffers.

And even the betters one are using modeling that doesn’t pass the sniff test. See nytimes.com

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:49:08am

re: #531 Patricia Kayden

And this is how we go down the road to fascism with President Trump at the helm. What other freedoms does he want to do away with as President? This should scare the hell out of all Americans regardless of political affiliation.

he targeted the 5th amendment pretty well yesterday

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:49:34am

re: #536 KGxvi

58-41 is a basically 3-2, so yeah, that’s kind of narrow.

that 58% is actually the odds of taking a majority. Most likely outcomes are 50/50 or Democratic majority at 51/49, both come in at 14%.

Thanks. I misunderstood the values. It is kind of scary that our chance of being in control is really affected by who is elected president.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:50:32am

re: #522 lawhawk

Assumes that Fox would suffer any consequences from lying or being associated with Trump. I don’t think that holds, especially given the way they have flouted facts and ignored reality and logic for years on end. Their core viewers certainly wont care.

Fox will be Fox after Hillary wins (I’m done with the ‘no matter who wins’ bullshit). I’m not worried about them.

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Snarknado!  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:51:00am

re: #470 austin_blue

Pffft. Don’t listen to these people. If you are going to monkey wrench, monkey wrench it right.

Get a brick. Wrap it in brown paper and tape it tight. Tape the envelope to the brick. Drop it in a mailbox. If it’s a letter targeted to a zip code, give your neighbors bricks, paper, and tape. This will cost a campaign hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

As well as supplying much-needed funds to the USPS.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:52:05am

re: #537 Sir John Barron

And the media will boost him, make excuses for him, continue to grade on a curve.

“Yes, Hillary answered questions and displayed knowledge but that’s the least she could do, Trump on the other hand had this witty response to that one thing, so I call it a draw.”

On a near daily basis, the MSM flat-out admits that Trump is held to a lower standard than Hillary. Unreal. The same deplorable idiots that worship Trump today claimed Obama wasn’t qualified because he wasn’t a US senator long enough and being a state senator doesn’t count. SMH.

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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:53:11am

re: #534 Dr. Matt

GOP policy expert predicts debate failure for Trump: ‘He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes’

I disagree. He’ll continue to bluster. He’ll continue to provide vague policy recommendations. He’ll continue to lie and he will continue to say A LOT abou nothing. He’s an entertainer and a self-promoter. In other words, he will B.S. for 90 minutes and his deplorable cult with love it. Sean Hannity will proclaim he’s the most impressive and detailed presidential candidate in generations. Book it.

at some point hillary may just say “youve been here an hour and you havent said anything specific. the american people want to know exactly how you are going to _____”.

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:53:29am

re: #540 Belafon

Thanks. I misunderstood the values. It is kind of scary that our chance of being in control is really affected by who is elected president.

I was working off memory when I did those numbers, 50/50 is 14.6%, 51/49 Dem control is 14.5% and 51/49 GOP control is 14%. Those are the three most likely outcomes. According to their model there’s just short of a 66% chance that neither party has more than 52 seats in the Senate

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:54:44am
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dangerman  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:55:11am

re: #543 Dr. Matt

On a near daily basis, the MSM flat-out admits that Trump is held to a lower standard than Hillary. Unreal. The same deplorable idiots that worship Trump today claimed Obama wasn’t qualified because he wasn’t a US senator long enough and being a state senator doesn’t count. SMH.

theyre not really holding trump to any sort of standard at all

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blueraven  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:55:48am

re: #533 Ziggy_TARDIS

Yeah, 538 lost me. They are including so many junk polls that I go to Sam and the NYT.

Suit yourself. I prefer to prepare for the worst. Motivates me to do more.

Anyway, nobody thinks it is going to be a blowout in the Senate.

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William Lewis  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:57:15am

re: #544 dangerman

And then the media will be all over her for being mean, hateful &, probably, henpecking poor Donald. < spit >

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:57:32am

More of this, please. And LOUDER:

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:57:47am

WHUT THEY ARE TAKING A FREAKING POLL ON WHETHER THIS FLOAT IS “OFFENSIVE” WTUF

552
Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:58:06am

re: #548 blueraven

Suit yourself. I prefer to prepare for the worst. Motivates me to do more.

Anyway, nobody thinks it is going to be a blowout in the Senate.

If the Democrats win, they’ll have to decide how much they want to hold onto tradition vs. getting a few things accomplished, such as filling judge positions.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 9:59:14am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:00:17am

re: #534 Dr. Matt

GOP policy expert predicts debate failure for Trump: ‘He can’t fake his way through 90 minutes’

I disagree. He’ll continue to bluster. He’ll continue to provide vague policy recommendations. He’ll continue to lie and he will continue to say A LOT about nothing. He’s an entertainer and a self-promoter. In other words, he will B.S. for 90 minutes and his deplorable cult with love it. Sean Hannity will proclaim he’s the most impressive and detailed presidential candidate in generations. Book it.

Right. It’s like Andrea Mitchell yesterday on Trump as more trusted to take a tough stance on foreign policy. Really? So far his complete foreign policy in the Syria-ISIS vortex is “knock the hell out of them.” But stupid fucking people with a media platform are saying he is a serious person. That’s what will happen. He could throw flaming chunks of human feces at Lester Holt and it will be cast as being “critical” of the moderator.

555
danarchy  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:01:43am

re: #507 darthstar

Six kids in two years? What are they, lab mice?

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They adopted…also they were together for a long time before getting married.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:02:12am

re: #554 Barefoot Grin

Right. It’s like Andrea Mitchell yesterday on Trump as more trusted to take a tough stance on foreign policy. Really? So far his complete foreign policy in the Syria-ISIS vortex is “knock the hell out of them.” But stupid fucking people with a media platform are saying he is a serious person. That’s what will happen. He could throw flaming chunks of human feces at Lester Holt and it will be cast as being “critical” of the moderator.

I’d personally prefer the person who takes the correct stance, not the tough one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:03:12am

re: #555 danarchy

They adopted…also they were together for a long time before getting married.

thanks for filling us in on Brangelina, they do not get enough media coverage

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:04:31am

re: #557 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

thanks for filling us in on Brangelina, they do not get enough media coverage

They’re covered less than Trump, and I trust either of them more.

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:04:42am

re: #543 Dr. Matt

On a near daily basis, the MSM flat-out admits that Trump is held to a lower standard than Hillary. Unreal. The same deplorable idiots that worship Trump today claimed Obama wasn’t qualified because he wasn’t a US senator long enough and being a state senator doesn’t count. SMH.

You think they’re being unfair to her now? Wait until she takes office. They’ve helped Trump set the stage for Republicans denying the legitimacy of her win. It’s all rigged! He never stood a chance! (He didn’t but not for the reasons his supporters believe)

I don’t care about the double-standards in expectations by the media. She’s a former Senator, Secretary of State and soon to be head of state. She’s been in the room when other heads of state farted during tense negotiations.

He read a script on TV that contained the words “You’re fired” They’re not equals. They never were.

The real crime by the media is setting up a poisonous political climate. Hillary won’t get the first 100 days to make her mark. Obama didn’t either, but that was because he’s black and Mitch McConnell is a racist fucking piece of shit. The days of the Democratic honeymoon period are over.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:05:55am

Awk-ward:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:06:44am

re: #559 darthstar

The real crime by the media is setting up a poisonous political climate. Hillary won’t get the first 100 days to make her mark. Obama didn’t either, but that was because he’s black and Mitch McConnell is a racist fucking piece of shit. The days of the Democratic honeymoon period are over.

Count on the impeachment proceedings to commence as soon as the election results are in. Well, wait, first there will have to be repeated charges of fraud, manipulation and vote tampering in there to cast doubt on her mandate. Then on to impeachment!!!

562
darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:08:34am

re: #561 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Count on the impeachment proceedings to commence as soon as the election results are in. Well, wait, first there will have to be repeated charges of fraud, manipulation and vote tampering in there to cast doubt on her mandate. Then on to impeachment!!!

Impeachment is off the table if the Democrats take the Senate. Paul Ryan will hold a few ceremonial votes to keep his wingnuts happy but they won’t pass congress even.

563
Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:09:06am

re: #561 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Count on the impeachment proceedings to commence as soon as the election results are in. Well, wait, first there will have to be repeated charges of fraud, manipulation and vote tampering in there to cast doubt on her mandate. Then on to impeachment!!!

Why wait for the election results? Just do like the National Review said and pre-impeach her before the election even happens.

564
darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:11:48am

Don’t worry about this election. Obama’s going to ensure victory. And he will. He doesn’t lose.

565
KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:14:21am

re: #562 darthstar

Impeachment is off the table if the Democrats take the Senate. Paul Ryan will hold a few ceremonial votes to keep his wingnuts happy but they won’t pass congress even.

Also, it’s likely that the GOP loses seats in the House. They are defending more “toss up” seats than the Democrats, so there’s a chance that some of the crazies get purged or more likely the leadership tells them to STFU and go to the back bench where they belong because they’re costing the party seats.

566
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:15:57am

re: #565 KGxvi

Also, it’s likely that the GOP loses seats in the House. They are defending more “toss up” seats than the Democrats, so there’s a chance that some of the crazies get purged or more likely the leadership tells them to STFU and go to the back bench where they belong because they’re costing the party seats.

Leadership lost the ability to tell them to STFU years ago. They will just get louder and more aggressive.

567
Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:16:33am

re: #564 darthstar

Don’t worry about this election. Obama’s going to ensure victory. And he will. He doesn’t lose.

I was about to make a despairsnark remark about the midterms, but then I realized they (especially in 2014) involved a bunch of Dems pushing Obama away (Grimes of KY the most egregious example). HRC, on the other hand, has literally embraced him. Hopefully that results in a lasting lesson on the importance of presenting a united front.

568
The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:17:51am

Automatic Blocking Function Triggered==>

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:22:46am

re: #567 Interesting Times

I was about to make a despairsnark remark about the midterms, but then I realized they (especially in 2014) involved a bunch of Dems pushing Obama away (Grimes of KY the most egregious example). HRC, on the other hand, has literally embraced him. Hopefully that results in a lasting lesson on the importance of presenting a united front.

GOP keeps forgetting that Obama defeated them. Twice. By clear margins. They forget that most attacks, especially personal ones, just bounce off him because most people (those who are not raving bigots) find him an intelligent and affable fellow even if they disagree with his politics and policies.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:23:04am

re: #568 The Vicious Babushka

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AR-15!!! Alt-right!!!! BanIslam!!!

Needs moar MAGA!!!!!!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:23:57am

re: #564 darthstar

Don’t worry about this election. Obama’s going to ensure victory. And he will. He doesn’t lose.

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Then George W and Romney will begin….wait.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:24:47am

re: #562 darthstar

Impeachment is off the table if the Democrats take the Senate. Paul Ryan will hold a few ceremonial votes to keep his wingnuts happy but they won’t pass congress even.

I wouldn’t count on that. Look at all the votes to repeal Obamacare. They know they’ll fail but they keep doing it. Over and over.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:24:53am

re: #570 Sir John Barron

AR-15!!! Alt-right!!!! BanIslam!!!

Needs moar MAGA!!!!!!

Every time I see someone with all those hashtags, it reminds me of the weird kid who took pride in wearing the dunce cap.

574
Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:29:58am

On another website, I now have Skittles ads.

575
wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:30:05am

More of that ‘making stoners look bad’:

576
darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:30:15am

Now we’re going to bomb them and take their sun to pay for it!

577
sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:30:56am
578
wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:35:13am
579
jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:35:44am

re: #577 sagehen

More of that white fragility sounding off.

580
KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:40:55am

re: #575 wrenchwench

More of that ‘making stoners look bad’:

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I’ve said from Day 1 that Homeland Security was dumb. All of the agencies (or their predecessors) that are in Homeland Security were in different departments for a reason. The Secret Service, for example, was part of the Treasury Department for a very important reason: one of their main priorities is to stop counterfeiting of American currency. The Department was created for the sake of doing something but it didn’t really do anything, and one could argue it made things worse because it actually added a layer of bureaucracy to the federal government rather than streamlining it like it was supposed to.

581
ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:41:32am

Good to see Hillary’s poll numbers inching back up a bit. It positions her better in the eyes of our wunnerful media for the debate coming up Monday night. They can’t automatically say she has been falling in them since she was sick and or called half of America deplorable…blah the blah.

582
KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:45:55am

re: #580 KGxvi

That said, Johnson’s idea that DHS should be folded into the FBI is rather dumb. I’d prefer the agencies with DHS be returned to their prior departments, that would at least make some sense.

583
Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:48:00am

re: #582 KGxvi

Agreed. And there could still be like an Office of Homeland Security to assist with administration and coordination between the departments.

584
darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:49:31am
585
Kragar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:50:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:50:09am

re: #551 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT THEY ARE TAKING A FREAKING POLL ON WHETHER THIS FLOAT IS “OFFENSIVE” WTUF

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And I see that the Blue Line American flag (SUPPORT THE POLICE!!11!!!) is also included.

O_o

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:53:23am

re: #584 darthstar

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Chris never did answer my email about why he makes such a big deal about Clinton’s emails. Of course, I wasn’t expecting an email from someone so concerned about emails!

: )

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darthstar  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:54:38am
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Jebediah, RBG  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:12:17am

re: #352 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Unfamiliar with Pyrenees, and my knee-jerk reaction is always “Do it! Do it! Take the doggie home!!” so I probably can’t offer any useful advice.
But I think you should do it, and take a pup or three home.

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Shiplord Kirel  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:00:11pm

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Trump exploiting the ignorance of his base, as usual.

Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an airplane, though he was out of office by the time he did. airspacemag.com

The Wright exhibition team was performing at an air meet in St. Louis when pilot Arch Hoxsey crossed paths with Teddy Roosevelt on October 11, 1910. At the time, Roosevelt was campaigning for Missouri’s state Republican party. In this silent clip, Roosevelt initially refuses Hoxsey’s invitation to fly, but changes his mind.

Typically for TR, this was a very adventurous and daring thing to do at the very dawn of aviation. He was in fact one of the first 500 people to fly in a plane. I don’t think any sitting president flew in a plane before FDR. TR’s flight was risky, flier says

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6monkeys  Sep 22, 2016 • 10:37:07am

re: #352 Emptor scriptor Remorse

I know I’m late in replying, but I had a Great Pyrenees. We just lost him earlier this year. They are amazingly awesome dogs. Wicked smart, great family dogs, gentle giants, don’t need a whole lot of exercise, and very loyal to their human. That loyalty is why we had to put our Gabriel down much, much sooner than we were ready for. Our boy had arthritis caused by chronic Lymes disease which he had before we adopted him. In January he was diagnosed with cancer and due to his age (8, which is elderly for a GP) and his other health issues, treatment really was not an option, so we tried to just give him pain meds to keep him as comfortable as possible.

But, see, Gabe was my boy, so where I went he followed no matter if I told him to stay. GP, as I said are wicked smart and they do not take commands well unless they want to listen to them. Gabe would get up and follow me, and no pain medication we tried would help. He was in pain. He was a smiley boy, but my poor boy was in pain.

To give you an idea of the heart of these magnificent beasts…when we took Gabey to the vet for the last time my kids insisted on going with us. I told them (I have 6 kids, ages 18, 17, 14, 11, 9, & 7) I was going to stay with Gabe and they could wait in the waiting room, but the kids insisted on staying. Because of his size (120 pounds) Gabe was given a sedative by the vet first, and then she left so we could have privacy while that took effect. My two youngest were up near Gabe’s head, as I was too, and we, of course we’re crying. Gabe’s back legs collapsed under him and he started to lay down but he would not let his front legs buckle or his head drop. I realized it was because he could see my two youngest crying and he was fighting the sedative to try and protect them from whatever was upsetting them. When I had them move back he finally allowed himself to lay down.

I am biased toward GP. They are wonderful animals. Just keep in mind they are stubborn! They also need to be fenced because they believe that any land they see is their property and they will just keep walking. Lastly, they are NOT outdoor dogs. They NEED to be with their people.


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