Jim Hoft, Stupidest Man on the Internet, Falls for ANOTHER Fake Story, Then Sean Hannity Repeats It

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Jim Hoft is heading for some kind of derp implosion, folks. He’s been posting fake stories nearly every day as the election gets closer, and today he fell for a scam from one of those fake news sites (“Your News Wire,” an obviously shady name if there ever was one) saying that Michelle Obama had deleted all her tweets about Hillary Clinton.

Of course, she didn’t. And Hoft could have discovered this if he’d done the bare minimum of fact-checking and actually looked at her Twitter timeline. Instead he ran with the story right away, with the screaming illiterate headline: Rats Jump Ship=> Michelle Obama Did Scrubs Hillary Clinton from Twitter History?

The rats are jumping ship.

Michelle Obama deletes Hillary tweets from her timeline.

Has @MichelleObama deleted her tweets for the past 3 and a half years?

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 1, 2016

Barrack Obama’s Husband Michelle Scrubs Hillary Clinton From Twitter History.

The tide has turned.#MAGAhttps://t.co

— Spooky Halley ︻╦╤─ (@HalleyBorderCol) November 1, 2016

Michelle deleted Hillary’s tweets back to 2013.

And this time, Hoft’s ridiculous fake story (that came through Alex Jones crony Paul Joseph Watson) made it up to Fox News ranter Sean Hannity again: Fake story about Obamas, Hillary Clinton ensnares Sean Hannity.

Sean Hannity on Tuesday embraced a piece of fake news about President Obama deleting endorsements of Hillary Clinton from his Twitter account.

Hannity used the made-up news to claim that President Obama’s legacy might be “jail.” The deleted-tweets claim could have been disproven by a quick Twitter search.

The progression of events illustrates how fake news stories expand and spread from fringe web sites to nationally syndicated radio shows with millions of listeners. In this case, the fake news originated on a dubious site called “Your News Wire,” which publishes a mix of true, slanted and made-up news. Then, like a game of telephone, by the time the story got to Hannity, even the fake facts were wrong.

The site claimed that “Michelle Obama has scrubbed all references to Hillary Clinton from both of her Twitter accounts” and implied that it was the result of FBI investigations into Clinton.

A thicket of far-right-wing web sites picked up the story and ran with it. Red State Watcher said the news was “breaking!” and News Ninja 2012 said it was “suspicious.” “The rats are jumping ship,” The Gateway Pundit wrote.

Right wing bloggers and hacks like Hannity have now completely abandoned any pretense of caring about facts or reality, folks. They’re desperate, and going for broke. The truth about this story has been out for several hours, but Hoft has yet to correct his post. (And he probably won’t, because who cares?)

The thing is, the only people who are going to read and believe this stuff are loons who already hate Hillary and Michelle with the heat of a supernova, so it really has very little effect all on its own. But with Hillary Clinton, we’re seeing the cumulative effects of thousands of these fake stories repeated over and over for decades until even some people who should know better start semi-believing them.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:24:36pm

Hannity is even stupider than Hoft and more influential.

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piratedan  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:24:47pm

out of curiosity… how many that perpetuate the RW media bubble realize that there is a truth outside of it and how many of them actually believe what they’re “promoting/reporting”?

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:27:18pm

They don’t fall for anything, they consciously and purposely perpetuate the lies.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:27:20pm

re: #2 piratedan

out of curiosity… how many that perpetuate the RW media bubble realize that there is a truth outside of it and how many of them actually believe what they’re “promoting/reporting”?

That’s a good question.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:27:33pm

Because a few tweets matter when there’s hours of video of Michelle Obama supporting Clinton?

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:28:51pm

I didn’t realize that this is really the Laura Ingraham—>Matt Drudge—>RWNJ media model that Keith Olbermann was describing the other day. Truth doesn’t matter. It picks up a sheen of truth as it flies through the air until it just gets accepted as fact. I really don’t think Jim is stupid. I think this is his job and he does it well.

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Weaselone  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:29:09pm

re: #2 piratedan

out of curiosity… how many that perpetuate the RW media bubble realize that there is a truth outside of it and how many of them actually believe what they’re “promoting/reporting”?

I’m not certain, but I suspect the number gets smaller and smaller every year.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:29:16pm

re: #6 Barefoot Grin

I didn’t realize that this is really the Laura Ingraham—>Matt Drudge—>RWNJ media model that Keith Olbermann was describing the other day. Truth doesn’t matter. It picks up a sheen of truth as it flies through the air until it just gets accepted as fact. I really don’t think Jim is stupid. I think this is his job and he does it well.

I think so too.

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:30:49pm

re: #2 piratedan

out of curiosity… how many that perpetuate the RW media bubble realize that there is a truth outside of it and how many of them actually believe what they’re “promoting/reporting”?

I think they are mostly believing their own bullshit at this point. As GDF has said several times, it is basically impossible to consistently lie without eventually coming to believe the lies are true. God knows the GOP propaganda outfits have done enough lying to get this effect up to full force.

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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:30:58pm

I’m just waiting for him to report that he has won $25 million US Dollars in the Microsoft Lottery that was held in Northern Ireland. This is really approaching that level of gullibility.

Then again, he does have that gig coming up after the election being spokesman for Trump University…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:31:13pm

The thing is, the only people who are going to read and believe this stuff are loons who already hate Hillary and Michelle with the heat of a supernova, so it really has very little effect all on its own. But with Hillary Clinton, we’re seeing the cumulative effects of thousands of these fake stories repeated over and over for decades until even some people who should know better start semi-believing them.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:32:20pm
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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:33:51pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Saved from Twitter; forgot who posted it.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:34:29pm

That’s the other side of it. I guess he may really be stupid and is unwittingly taking part in the creation of the great post-truth GOP environment that is now infecting the MSM.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:34:55pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

If Car Thief fails to get reelected, then I will declare 2016 a victory.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:35:16pm

Looks like Trump is wasting his money on political ads here in Maryland. And yes, they’re pretty bad.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:35:25pm

I saw the National Enquirer has a double-feature running with “Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Clinton Hitman” and “Did Hillary shut down the FBI to stop Investigations” or some such. (Forgot exact wording)

I remember when the tabloids were distinguishable from other kinds of news.

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KGxvi  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:36:18pm

Reposted from the bottom of the last thread:

re: #120 wrenchwench

We have one of their graduates here. I don’t know whether their times at Chapman coincided.

That’s me. Hewitt was teaching con law while I was there, but I didn’t take his class (many of my classmates used to say that he used it for show prep). I actually took con law with John Eastman (Chairman of NOM). Tim Canova, who challenged DWS in Florida this year, was also one of my professors.

Politics aside, all three of them were good guys. Fair to everyone, regardless of where they came down on legal theories or politics. I was a bit more of an ideological libertarian back then, so I didn’t really agree with them on a lot of different things, but they were always fair. I also remember Hewitt giving me a hard time because I skipped some religion and law symposium to watch a Dodger game in the student lounge (even though a friend of my came down from another school to go to it).

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Varek Raith  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:36:34pm

re: #16 No Depression

Looks like Trump is wasting his money on political ads here in Maryland. And yes, they’re pretty bad.

I noticed that.
His campaign is hellbent on spending money in states he has never had a chance of winning in the first place.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:37:26pm

re: #17 Pawn of the Oppressor

I saw the National Enquirer has a double-feature running with “Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Clinton Hitman” and “Did Hillary shut down the FBI to stop Investigations” or some such. (Forgot exact wording)

I remember when the tabloids were distinguishable from other kinds of news.

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:37:31pm

re: #13 jaunte

“Hillary Clinton” is completely irrelevant to this circle of derp. The Republicans will subject any leading Democrat to this nonsense, and it’s high time the media stopped taking this bullshit seriously.

If Clinton’s emails hadn’t been the main target for GOP obsessions, it would have been some other nothing burger.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:38:18pm

re: #16 No Depression

Looks like Trump is wasting his money on political ads here in Maryland. And yes, they’re pretty bad.

Could the Drumpfskind campaign have an agreement with the RNC that he has to buy ads in various Congressional districts?

I read somewhere that the RNC gets a % of the money Drumpfskind raises (same idea with previous campaigns.)

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:39:47pm

re: #18 KGxvi

Reposted from the bottom of the last thread:

re: #120 wrenchwench

That’s me. Hewitt was teaching con law while I was there, but I didn’t take his class (many of my classmates used to say that he used it for show prep). I actually took con law with John Eastman (Chairman of NOM). Tim Canova, who challenged DWS in Florida this year, was also one of my professors.

Politics aside, all three of them were good guys. Fair to everyone, regardless of where they came down on legal theories or politics. I was a bit more of an ideological libertarian back then, so I didn’t really agree with them on a lot of different things, but they were always fair. I also remember Hewitt giving me a hard time because I skipped some religion and law symposium to watch a Dodger game in the student lounge (even though a friend of my came down from another school to go to it).

I looked Chapman up on Wikipedia. Heavy wingnut representation, but it didn’t appear to be at a Liberty U level.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:40:19pm

re: #22 freetoken

Could the Drumpfskind campaign have an agreement with the RNC that he has to buy ads in various Congressional districts?

I read somewhere that the RNC gets a % of the money Drumpfskind raises (same idea with previous campaigns.)

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:40:43pm

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:41:34pm

re: #25 DanielKi

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

Welcome. We’re mostly harmless.

Edited to add: Hannity is an idiot. There can be no doubt on this point.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:41:55pm

Sunset in the Backwoods this first day of November:

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:42:22pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s pretty warm back there for this time of year, yes?

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:42:23pm

re: #15 freetoken

If Car Thief fails to get reelected, then I will declare 2016 a victory.

Seriously. I used to be in his district & called during the Obamacare vote. The staff person I spoke to was a prick. I left a message on his website after. Still pissed me off major.

And to edit your comment, his demise will mean zero if trump wins.

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Skip Intro  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:42:41pm

This is what the GOP runs in California. Because he’s unopposed, he’s also going to win.

Meet the unopposed Assembly candidate who says climate change is a good thing that hurts ‘enemies on the equator’

Randy Voepel, who will almost certainly be the next state assemblyman from northeastern San Diego, believes that climate change is good.

“Our enemies are on the equator,” Voepel told a reporter nine years ago, adding that a warmer climate would make it worse for them.

Voepel still feels the same way. “Most of the Muslim nations are in the hot areas of the world,” Voepel said in an interview with The Times last week.

Voepel, the Republican mayor of the San Diego suburb of Santee, is preparing to replace termed-out Republican Brian Jones in the state Assembly later this year. Voepel’s opponent abandoned his campaign in April — too late to remove his name from the primary ballot — and has endorsed Voepel.

In the 71st Assembly District, which covers northeastern San Diego County and a small portion of Riverside, Republicans outnumber Democrats by nearly 15 percentage points. Voepel, a 66-year-old who is planning to retire from his insurance brokerage company after the November election, described himself as “pretty right-wing.”

But some of Voepel’s opinions and actions go further than the party’s typical positions in California.

latimes.com

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:43:22pm

They react to their demographic problem with blackmail and vandalism.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:43:40pm

Lots of negative ads against Bennett here in. Va-10, I think Constiock is scared.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:45:10pm

Trump and the RNC, post-election

Why Lexx is the best show ever

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wrenchwench  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:45:13pm

re: #25 DanielKi

Welcome, hatchling.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:45:39pm

re: #29 Stanley Sea

And to edit your comment, his demise will mean zero if trump wins.

Well, Car Thief + Drumpfskind would be the worse of possible outcomes.

But I think Car Thief is in trouble exactly for the reason Drumpfskind was nominated by the Republicans: our demographics are begging for a change and any system that can’t bend with the wind will be broken.

As near as I can tell, the make-up of coastal San Diego county and southern Orange county is changing, slowly. Once the stronghold of Republicanism, an influx of young people and increased urbanization is turning the tide against ideological purity and more towards practical governance.

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KingKenrod  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:46:08pm

I think Hillary’s debate performances did a lot towards putting to rest the right-wing caricature of her. Without a filter she comes across as likable and trustworthy, esp. in contrast to Trump. People asking themselves “why exactly do I hate her?” and coming up empty.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:46:32pm
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Le Lapin Tueur  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:46:40pm

re: #16 No Depression

Looks like Trump is wasting his money on political ads here in Maryland. And yes, they’re pretty bad.

Tee heee. That’s money well spent **snark**

I’ve already posted my vote for Hillz and I am pretty sure that MD is so solidly blue in the population centers that he may as well flush it down the toilet. Eastern Shore and Western MD are red, but population count, not land area.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:47:06pm

re: #25 DanielKi

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

Welcome.

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b_sharp  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:47:13pm

re: #25 DanielKi

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

I love Hannity.

Wait, wait.

I mean I love to hate Hannity.

Every once in a while I run across someone who I inexplicably want to punch. I have no idea why and I seldom follow through but it happens.

Hannity is one of those people.

Perhaps it’s his arrogant condescending ignorance that does it.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:47:14pm

re: #25 DanielKi

Welcome!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:49:21pm

re: #28 freetoken

It’s pretty warm back there for this time of year, yes?

got up to 82F. Warmish, indeed.
Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer and then, come Saturday night…39F.

It’s nutz…

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:49:35pm

re: #20 No Depression

When I was doing Internet dating long, long ago, I was exchanging Intro emails with this guy. I said a little about what I did, authors I liked - a moderately lengthy list, the usual stuff you say in an initial email. His response? He wasn’t much of a reader but he did have a subscription (!) to the National Enquirer.

NEXT!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:50:03pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:50:14pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

The thing is, the only people who are going to read and believe this stuff are loons who already hate Hillary and Michelle with the heat of a supernova, so it really has very little effect all on its own. But with Hillary Clinton, we’re seeing the cumulative effects of thousands of these fake stories repeated over and over for decades until even some people who should know better start semi-believing them.

The words fade into confusion, but the melody lingers on.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:50:14pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

…Voepel, the Republican mayor of the San Diego suburb of Santee, …

Santee used to be called “Klantee” because that is where the poor white folk lived (cheaper than in the city of SD proper.)

Times have changed that somewhat, as the county population continues to grow (county now well above 3 million), but the NE quadrant of the county and of the metropolitan area is still dominated by the old white conservative base.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:52:27pm

re: #40 b_sharp

I love Hannity.

Wait, wait.

I mean I love to hate Hannity.

Every once in a while I run across someone who I inexplicably want to punch. I have no idea why and I seldom follow through but it happens.

Hannity is one of those people.

Perhaps it’s his arrogant condescending ignorance that does it.

Just watch this and pretend it’s Hannity. It’s very therapeutic.

Tyrion Slaps Joffrey For 10 Minutes To Achilles Last Stand

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:53:45pm

re: #37 Ziggy_TARDIS

So, some good news!

That is good news.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:54:34pm

re: #19 Varek Raith

I noticed that.
His campaign is hellbent on spending money in states he has never had a chance of winning in the first place.

Not his money so he’s fine with wasting it.

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Skip Intro  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:56:08pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:57:40pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:57:50pm

re: #49 Patricia Kayden

Not his money so he’s fine with wasting it.

I’m sure Trump has figured out a way to get a cut of everything he spends.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:58:03pm

re: #32 HappyWarrior

Lots of negative ads against Bennett here in. Va-10, I think Constiock is scared.

I was hoping that Bennett could knock her out but the last polls I saw were leaning R. Comstock sounds extremely rightwing and like a mini-Trump. I don’t understand how someone like that survives in Northern Virginia which is pretty dark blue.

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:58:05pm

re: #30 Skip Intro

This is what the GOP runs in California. Because he’s unopposed, he’s also going to win.

Meet the unopposed Assembly candidate who says climate change is a good thing that hurts ‘enemies on the equator’

latimes.com

Tehran is actually north of Los Angeles (35” 41’ vs. 34” 03’)

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:58:57pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:59:17pm

re: #50 Skip Intro

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Putin looks like Nixon in that. I like the caricature of Assange as a masked thief.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 1, 2016 • 4:59:24pm

re: #55 Patricia Kayden

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

Possibly also his shortest.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:00:04pm

re: #56 Shiplord Kirel

Putin looks like Nixon in that. I like the caricature of Assange as a masked thief.

Wait, you mean he doesn’t look like a blonde Benedict Cumberbatch?

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Skip Intro  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:00:16pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel

Tehran is actually north of Los Angeles (35” 41’ vs. 34” 03’)

That really wouldn’t matter to him. Here he thinks homeless Viet Cong are stealing copper from his park.

In a television interview two years ago, Voepel blamed homeless residents for stripping copper out of a Santee park. “I served two tours in Vietnam. And I’m getting attacked here by the Viet Cong, stealing my copper, and I don’t like it,” Voepel said, waving a copper bar at the camera.

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451_Montag  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:01:34pm

re: #55 Patricia Kayden

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

He did. Think it was called The Stand ;)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:01:39pm

re: #52 Skip Intro

I’m sure Trump has figured out a way to get a cut of everything he spends.

He probably has kickbacks from all the media companies placing ads (and he won’t pay them when the bills arrive).

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:01:52pm

re: #53 Patricia Kayden

I was hoping that Bennett could knock her out but the last polls I saw were leaning R. Comstock sounds extremely rightwing and like a mini-Trump. I don’t understand how someone like that survives in Northern Virginia which is pretty dark blue.

Nova is dark blue but Va-10 is more purple. Romney actually won here by one point. Comstock is right wing for Nova standards tho which is what the Bennett ads emphasize as well as her chickenshit approach to Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:03:02pm

re: #55 Patricia Kayden

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:04:23pm

re: #62 HappyWarrior

Nova is dark blue but Va-10 is more purple. Romney actually won here by one point. Comstock is right wing for Nova standards tho which is what the Bennett ads emphasize as well as her chickenshit approach to Trump.

Seeing the great flock of dirty GOP Trumpenhawks screech and shit everywhere in an attempt to have it both way on the Orange Snifflesfuhrer is entertaining. It will be productive if enough voters notice and act accordingly.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:05:16pm

Toby from West Wing, and his wife from LA Law are rallying the troops at one of the FL local Dem offices. They’re not travelling alone:

“In addition to our Hollywood Guests they are bringing 60 Arkansas Travelers (volunteers) to help get Democrats in our important swing state to the polls.”

There is no Trump equivalent, and that is going to cripple the GOP in out-year attempts to deploy a data-driven GOTV. The databases have to be constantly updated.

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makeitstop  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:07:10pm

re: #25 DanielKi

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

Greetings, Hatchling! Didja bring the requisite baked goods and/or beer?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:08:42pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:09:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:09:56pm

re: #59 Skip Intro

That really wouldn’t matter to him. Here he thinks homeless Viet Cong are stealing copper from his park.

Poor guy. I truly pity anybody so dumb that he could do two tours in ‘Nam without learning anything.
Maybe I should be envious of his incredible luck for having survived at all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:11:50pm

Trump telling Wisconsin voters that if they voted early they can change their votes…

smh

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:13:16pm
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:14:28pm

1-0 Cubbies, Bryant HR in top 1st

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:14:31pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump telling Wisconsin voters that if they voted early they can change their votes…

smh

How the hell does a buffoon like this get taken seriously as a candidate? This is fucking depressing.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:14:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:15:11pm

re: #68 gocart mozart

Heh, listen to Joe.

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That’s freakn’ beautiful.

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Weaselone  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:15:19pm

re: #73 MsJ

How the hell does a buffoon like this get taken seriously as a candidate? This is fucking depressing.

Also, what’s the point? The people showing up at Trump Rallies at this point are almost certainly people who already voted for Trump.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:15:31pm

re: #69 Shiplord Kirel

Poor guy. I truly pity anybody so dumb that he could do two tours in ‘Nam without learning anything.
Maybe I should be envious of his incredible luck for having survived at all.

During Bill Clinton’s time, some Republicans wished for his name to be on the Vietnam Wall.

I’m trying with all my will not to wish the same for this man. It’s hard going, the way that Republicans endlessly valorize our war dead.

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gocart mozart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:15:32pm
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Archangelus  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:15:57pm

re: #38 Le Lapin Tueur

Tee heee. That’s money well spent **snark**

I’ve already posted my vote for Hillz and I am pretty sure that MD is so solidly blue in the population centers that he may as well flush it down the toilet. Eastern Shore and Western MD are red, but population count, not land area.

Last i checked, Hillary has a solid ~40% lead over tRump in MD. So yeah, that money is more wasted than Charlie Sheen at an all-you-can-eat pot brownie shop in Amsterdam…

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:16:10pm

re: #77 Sherlock Hound

During Bill Clinton’s time, some Republicans wished for his name to be on the Vietnam Wall.

I’m trying with all my will not to wish the same for this man. It’s hard going, the way that Republicans endlessly valorize our war dead.

Except for Capt. Khan.

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whitebeach  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:16:47pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel

Tehran is actually north of Los Angeles (35” 41’ vs. 34” 03’)

AFAIK, the only major Islamic nation on the equator is Indonesia, which the last time I looked wasn’t our enemy. Most of the areas of conflict are at latitudes ranging from that of northern Mexico to roughly that of Georgia and South Carolina. Deep ignorance, even of simple geography, is as Republican as race hatred, gun fetishism, and the belief that taxes are outright theft.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:17:06pm

Evening all. Binge watching all four seasons of Python on Seeso

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VegasGolfer  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:17:28pm

wuwm.com
Not that I’m defending that orange skinned pos, but you can change your vote in Wi.
Not many people actually do it.

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:17:32pm

re: #26 EPR-radar
re: #34 wrenchwench
re: #39 The Vicious Babushka
re: #41 Stanley Sea

Thanks for the warm welcome, lizards! I’ve been lurking in the shadows for quite a while, observing the proceedings from a safe distance in Europe.

Well, it’s probably not distant enough if Trump should win this election, but I’m hopeful it won’t come to that.

re: #40 b_sharp

Every once in a while I run across someone who I inexplicably want to punch. I have no idea why and I seldom follow through but it happens.

Yep, he’s a classic case of what Germans call a “Backpfeifengesicht”.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:17:44pm

re: #72 FormerDirtDart

1-0 Cubbies, Bryant HR in top 1st

Rizzo & Zobrist follow with singles
runners on 1st and 3rd

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:19:51pm

If Trump had all the debate questions in advance he would still be fucking incoherent and claim he “won”

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piratedan  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:21:06pm

re: #60 451_Montag

closer to The Dead Zone I think….

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Schroedinger's Dog  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:21:20pm

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

If Trump had all the debate questions in advance he would still be fucking incoherent and claim he “won”

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A sense of persecution is a requirement for RWNJs

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:21:22pm

re: #85 FormerDirtDart

Rizzo & Zobrist follow with singles
runners on 1st and 3rd

Russell fly ball to right center, missed by both center & right fielders
Rizzo scores, Zobrist scores as catcher drops throw to plate, Russell advances to 3rd, 2 out
3-0 Cubs

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:22:10pm

Here is a gif for Ziggy Tardis==>

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:22:39pm

re: #66 makeitstop

Greetings, Hatchling! Didja bring the requisite baked goods and/or beer?

I’m planning to bake a cake on election day, does that count?

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:23:22pm
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Schroedinger's Dog  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:23:40pm

re: #91 DanielKi

I’m planning to bake a cake on election day, does that count?

The more important question is do you like pineapple on your pizza?

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:24:20pm
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:25:42pm
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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:25:44pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:26:40pm

This map gives me hope. And the comment makes me smile.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:26:48pm

re: #96 thedopefishlives

Evening Lizardim.

Evening

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:27:31pm

A bowl of warm chili, some cheese dip and chips, probably a generous helping of cake, gin and Sprite, and Cubs baseball. It’s a beautiful way to start November.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:27:35pm

dammit…and it was such a cool and funny pic. Way to be a debbie downer, matt…
:D

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:27:50pm
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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:29:04pm

re: #93 Schroedinger’s Dog

The more important question is do you like pineapple on your pizza?

Nope. Or at least only very, very rarely.

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No Country For Old Haters  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:29:58pm

re: #74 gocart mozart

50% was a very low generalization. Most are willfully deplorable, the rest are deplorable because they want Trump to enslave women to the state to please their God, but they’re more dangerously delusional, than willfully deplorable.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:30:13pm

re: #102 DanielKi

Nope. Or at least only very, very rarely.

He’s one of us!

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Dr. Matt  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:31:14pm

And this fucking shit.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:31:38pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

dammit…and it was such a cool and funny pic. Way to be a debbie downer, matt…
:D

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“…though the heavens fall.”

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b_sharp  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:31:43pm

re: #102 DanielKi

Nope. Or at least only very, very rarely.

Oh no.

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No Country For Old Haters  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:32:42pm

re: #105 Dr. Matt

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And this fucking shit.

He calls himself deplorable in his Twitter bio. Seems on the mark.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:33:04pm

They are going on the Today show to get tips.

It’s like they are trying to find a missing child.

Maybe the media is getting bored of emails, finally?

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austin_blue  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:33:56pm

re: #102 DanielKi

Nope. Or at least only very, very rarely.

Welcome Hatchling!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:34:14pm

When you lost RCP…

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:34:52pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

dammit…and it was such a cool and funny pic. Way to be a debbie downer, matt…
:D

This should improve your mood

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:35:07pm

Comey’s face reminds me of Tom Delay.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:35:18pm

I like his thinking. He seems to be a nicer person than Nate Silver.

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:35:52pm

re: #104 Schroedinger’s Dog

He’s one of us!

Glad I passed the test. Got the question and answer in advance though, just like Hillary! ///

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:36:05pm

And apparently Yougov doesn’t think the polls are actually swinging.

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A Cranky One  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:36:21pm

re: #102 DanielKi

Nope. Or at least only very, very rarely.

So you won’t be selected for Slytherin.

Welcome.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:36:29pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:36:55pm

re: #117 Ziggy_TARDIS

The fact that a poller admits this is interesting.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:38:00pm

re: #116 DanielKi

Glad I passed the test. Got the question and answer in advance though, just like Hillary! ///

It’s not the test that matters.

It’s what you do with the suitcase full of panda meat after the test that is the real test.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:38:01pm

re: #118 A Cranky One

I was!

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:38:33pm

re: #115 Ziggy_TARDIS

Nice to see (Scholastic) Texas going 49-40 for Clinton. Maybe a blue Texas is not that far off.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:38:47pm

re: #117 Ziggy_TARDIS

And apparently Yougov doesn’t think the polls are actually swinging.

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That, Ziggy, is why you watch averages, no matter what an individual poll says.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:39:17pm

re: #121 The Ghost of a Flea

Actually, don’t worry about it too much. Once the scopolamine kicks in, you’re not going to have any say in basically anything for about…three days, seven hours, twenty-four minutes.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:43:08pm

re: #124 Belafon

Nate Cohn has a thought.

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austin_blue  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:43:37pm

re: #123 jaunte

Nice to see (Scholastic) Texas going 49-40 for Clinton. Maybe a blue Texas is not that far off.

One funeral at a time…

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:44:03pm

re: #94 Kragar

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“Only 25” YUP, WE CAN TELL.

Worst age for a young man… Incorrectly convinced that they’re invincible, inexperienced, and totally convinced of their own superiority. There are few things more annoying than a guy in his 20’s who thinks he knows it all.

Don’t worry son, life will kick your ass soon. It may show up at your door driving a car with government plates tomorrow afternoon.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:44:18pm

re: #124 Belafon

That, Ziggy, is why you watch averages, no matter what an individual poll says.

Yep. Glad you seem to be feeling better dude. We’re going to beat this prune faced ass cyst.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:46:19pm

re: #129 HappyWarrior

A warning. It is likely I will swing between hope and despair for various reasons because of more personal stress affecting me.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:46:20pm

re: #126 Ziggy_TARDIS

Nate Cohn has a thought.

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Here’s a thought: How many polls are run by someone other than a white male?

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:46:41pm

re: #55 Patricia Kayden

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

He did; its called The Dead Zone

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:47:20pm

re: #130 Ziggy_TARDIS

A warning. It is likely I will swing between hope and despair for various reasons because of more personal stress affecting me.

Understand. That’s understandable.

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bratwurst  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:47:20pm

I really think this guy gets jealous when Charles calls Hoft the stupidest man on the internet.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:47:43pm

re: #125 The Ghost of a Flea

Actually, don’t worry about it too much. Once the scopolamine kicks in, you’re not going to have any say in basically anything for about…three days, seven hours, twenty-four minutes.

Once did blow myself away with ether, trying to take the relative humidity with a dew-point bucket.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:48:30pm

re: #134 bratwurst

I really think this guy gets jealous when Charles calls Hoft the stupidest man on the internet.

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Hoft you can argue plays up bs for his readers. Bill, here seems to be the real thing.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:49:14pm

re: #123 jaunte

Texas won’t turn blue this round but Dems statewide finally have hope. This will motivate them in a big way for the future.

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whitebeach  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:49:17pm

re: #132 Big Beautiful Door

He did; its called The Dead Zone

I thought it was Cujo.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:50:44pm
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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:50:46pm

re: #115 Ziggy_TARDIS

The election of 2032 will be the first election in which those school children will have an impact to change America. In part because it will be after redistricting post 2030 Census, and the state legislatures will be affected in 2030 by the kids in school today.

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Weaselone  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:51:29pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

WTF? Indiana closes at 6 PM?

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No Country For Old Haters  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:52:47pm

re: #134 bratwurst

I really think this guy gets jealous when Charles calls Hoft the stupidest man on the internet.

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He’ll double-down on the crazy.
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:53:02pm

re: #141 freetoken

The election of 2032 will be the first election in which those school children will have an impact to change America. In part because it will be after redistricting post 2030 Census, and the state legislatures will be affected in 2030 by the kids in school today.

Okay, I want to be able enjoy my niece’s childhood. She’s gonna be 16 in 2030. Crazy to think about.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:53:13pm

re: #55 Patricia Kayden

Steve King should write a horror story about an alternate America where Trump wins the election. Would be his scariest book ever!

re: #132 Big Beautiful Door

He did; its called The Dead Zone

re: #138 whitebeach

I thought it was Cujo.

The Long Walk & Running Man as Bachman

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:53:32pm

re: #142 Weaselone

WTF? Indiana closes at 6 PM?

They don’t want to be influenced by reports from any other states?

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:54:10pm

re: #142 Weaselone

WTF? Indiana closes at 6 PM?

I thought the same thing

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:54:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:54:59pm

re: #142 Weaselone

WTF? Indiana closes at 6 PM?

The map is showing Eastern Time.
Indiana polls will close at 7 Central Time.

my bad. It’s 6 am to 6 pm whatever the local time, eastern or central. Fixed it in a later post here.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:55:40pm

re: #148 Kragar

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Party of NO!!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:56:04pm
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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:56:31pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

The map is showing Eastern Time.
Indiana polls will close at 7 Central Time.

6pm Eastern is 5pm central.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:56:46pm

re: #148 Kragar

We have an entire political party campaigning that they promise to make sure absolutely nothing gets done if they are elected.

Couldn’t we just make them non-elected and save them the non-effort?

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:57:57pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

Okay, I want to be able enjoy my niece’s childhood. She’s gonna be 16 in 2030. Crazy to think about.

I expect bigger changes between 2016 and 2032 than we’ve seen between 2000 and 2016.

The last 16 years in the US has been strongly affected by 9/11. That and the Iraq war shaped our international relationships and our economy.

I have no idea if a major conflict will break out in the next 16 years.

We have a good chance to see the first summer without Arctic sea ice by then, though.

SS will need to be changed before then too, as 2032 is right in the window where big things have to happen to keep the balance books balanced. So for those of us who are still alive and retired the early 2030’s become very important as far as the politics of retirement.

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Weaselone  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:57:58pm

re: #146 freetoken

They don’t want to be influenced by reports from any other states?

Nobody works in Indiana?

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:58:29pm

re: #155 Weaselone

Nobody works in Indiana?

Everyone is in bed by 6PM in Indiana?

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:58:30pm

re: #123 jaunte

Nice to see (Scholastic) Texas going 49-40 for Clinton. Maybe a blue Texas is not that far off.

Kids see the real deal.

Parents justify voting for an asshole.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:58:57pm

re: #44 Ziggy_TARDIS

This was one of the topics Rage Furby was tweeting about yesterday, as if McMullin being gay would disqualify him from office.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 5:59:03pm

re: #154 freetoken

I expect bigger changes between 2016 and 2032 than we’ve seen between 2000 and 2016.

The last 16 years in the US has been strongly affected by 9/11. That and the Iraq war shaped our international relationships and our economy.

I have no idea if a major conflict will break out in the next 16 years.

We have a good chance to see the first summer without Arctic sea ice by then, though.

SS will need to be changed before then too, as 2032 is right in the window where big things have to happen to keep the balance books balanced. So for those of us who are still alive and retired the early 2030’s become very important as far as the politics of retirement.

Yeah it’s going to present some very interesting challenges.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:00:11pm

re: #134 bratwurst

I really think this guy gets jealous when Charles calls Hoft the stupidest man on the internet.

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He’s a typical RWNJ, monetizing his crazy. That’s why you never ever respond to these people. That’s $ in the bank for them.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:00:39pm

re: #158 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

This was one of the topics Rage Furby was tweeting about yesterday, as if McMullin being gay would disqualify him from office.

RF is obsessed with smearing those he hates as being gay. He’s a perpetual middle schooler, well maybe that’s mean given the results of the Scholastic mock.

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EPR-radar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:00:40pm

re: #148 Kragar

But that’s not really true. The Republicans would like to do all kinds of things if they get elected. It’s just that none of the things they want to do are normal useful governance.

Republicans want to end all regulation on businesses.

Republicans want to end taxation on the rich (e.g., no estate tax, no capital gains tax).

Republicans want to foster and promote racism and other kinds of bigotry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:01:10pm

re: #152 Belafon

6pm Eastern is 5pm central.

I just googled it. Indiana polling hours are 6 am to 6 pm for both eastern time and central time. Whatever the local time is, it’s 6 am to 6pm.

I learn something new every day.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:01:32pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:02:10pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

I just googled it. Indiana polling hours are 6 am to 6 pm for both eastern time and central time. Whatever the local time is, it’s 6 am to 6pm.

I learn something new every day.

That makes sense. Think Indiana is a rare state that has a lot of land in two time zones.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:02:42pm

re: #164 Kragar

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$$$$ in his pocket.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:02:56pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

That makes sense. Think Indiana is a rare state that has a lot of land in two time zones.

It’s the only one, right now. Previously, it was joined by Arizona in that it didn’t observe Daylight Savings Time.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:02:57pm

re: #163 Backwoods_Sleuth

I just googled it. Indiana polling hours are 6 am to 6 pm for both eastern time and central time. Whatever the local time is, it’s 6 am to 6pm.

I learn something new every day.

So the border between eastern and central runs through the state. OK.

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:03:56pm

It’s 1 November in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it’s raining at my twenty. Sigh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:03:58pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

That makes sense. Think Indiana is a rare state that has a lot of land in two time zones.

Most of Kentucky is eastern time, but portions of western Kentucky are central time.
Makes waiting for results here a pain in the butt.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:04:02pm

re: #167 thedopefishlives

It’s the only one, right now. Previously, it was joined by Arizona in that it didn’t observe Daylight Savings Time.

Thought Florida too or did the panhandle go to EST?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:04:18pm

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

Most of Kentucky is eastern time, but portions of western Kentucky are central time.
Makes waiting for results here a pain in the butt.

Yeah I bet.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:04:24pm

You realize that these freaks become popular & make $ based on the responses they get.

Throw out an outrageous tweet, get rich. Off of us.

They dgaf about the reply. They count the replies.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:04:48pm

re: #167 thedopefishlives

It’s the only one, right now. Previously, it was joined by Arizona in that it didn’t observe Daylight Savings Time.

About 1/3 of Tennessee is in the Eastern time zone, and the rest is in Central.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:05:25pm

re: #168 Belafon

So the border between eastern and central runs through the state. OK.

Indiana’s time zones have always been a clusterfuck because of its geography. With Chicago in the northwest, Cincinnati in the southeast, and Louisville in the south, there has never been a compromise that has worked well for the state.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:05:26pm
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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:05:56pm

OMG! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:06:07pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

Thought Florida too or did the panhandle go to EST?

Not the last time I crossed the Apalachicola River.

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bratwurst  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:06:13pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

re: #167 thedopefishlives

A number of states are in two time zones:

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:07:05pm

Cubbies grand slam! 7-0 Chi!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:07:22pm

re: #179 bratwurst

A number of states are in two time zones:

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Thanks. Wow KY looks 50/50.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:07:43pm

re: #179 bratwurst

I’ve been well educated today. I’ve never studied the time zone map.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:09:43pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:10:08pm

re: #174 Belafon

About 1/3 of Tennessee is in the Eastern time zone, and the rest is in Central.

Weird little pieces of Alabama operate on Eastern Time, officially or not. One is a surgical hospital in AL that is tightly sattellited to its “mother” clinic across the river in GA.

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bratwurst  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:10:19pm

re: #182 thedopefishlives

I’ve been well educated today. I’ve never studied the time zone map.

Those of us who have done jobs that involve calling people on the phone know this is important information!

I am fascinated by the Kansas/Colorado and Oregon/Idaho borders where it is a county by county.

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b.d.  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:10:40pm

re: #182 thedopefishlives

I’ve been well educated today. I’ve never studied the time zone map.

It’s about time.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:10:40pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:11:22pm

re: #179 bratwurst

A number of states are in two time zones:

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This has to do with the economic centers of the location. Idaho is the best example. The majority of Malheur County in Oregon is economically tied to Boise, ID, so the Mountain Time Zone juts out into Oregon a little. And the panhandle of Idaho (Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint) is more economically tied to eastern Washington, so they’re in the Pacific Time Zone.

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whitebeach  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:11:44pm

re: #141 freetoken

The election of 2032 will be the first election in which those school children will have an impact to change America. In part because it will be after redistricting post 2030 Census, and the state legislatures will be affected in 2030 by the kids in school today.

Since the poll is described as K-12, if the sampling is grade-proportional, roughly a quarter of those kids will be voting in 2020, roughly half by 2024. Your point about redistricting is very important, but one of the few good things about gerrymandering is that time often overcomes it fairly quickly in many districts.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:11:56pm

re: #187 Kragar

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FALSE FLAG!

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:13:23pm

re: #187 Kragar

That just shows how many Democrats support Trump!!!

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:13:33pm

Florida operates in at least two centuries.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:14:00pm

re: #187 Kragar

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The derplrables cry about Byrd, ignore that Duke is a huge Trump fan.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:14:01pm

Somebody must have stolen Jobu’s rum.

/

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:14:29pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Florida operates in at least two centuries.

Feels that way in Va too.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:15:03pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Florida operates in at least two centuries.

18th and 19th?

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:15:35pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Florida operates in at least two centuries.

At least Indiana only operates in one century… the 19th century.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:16:46pm

huffingtonpost.com
The idiot is strong with this one.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:17:06pm

re: #197 thedopefishlives

At least Indiana only operates in one century… the 19th century.

Pence wishes they could in the 19th Century BC though.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:17:27pm

re: #196 freetoken

18th and 19th?

NASA time, prison time. (56 state/private prisons).

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:17:36pm

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Florida operates in at least two centuries.

I never thought of Florida as “the south”. I lived there for a few months as a teenager and was chatting with a co-worker who was a lifelong, native Floridian, a lady probably in her mid to late 60’s and, I don’t recall what we were talking about, but she said (in a glorious southern twang I never thought of as Floridian), “Honey, you don’t get any further south than Florida.”

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:18:11pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

Pence wishes they could in the 19th Century BC though.

True, but he’s put in enough spadework just to get it as backward as it is now. Hell, if it keeps up, the state’s large Amish population will start to look downright progressive.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:19:06pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:19:22pm

re: #201 MsJ

I never thought of Florida as “the south”. I lived there for a few months as a teenager and was chatting with a co-worker who was a lifelong, native Floridian, a lady probably in her mid to late 60’s and, I don’t recall what we were talking about, but she said (in a glorious southern twang I never thought of as Floridian), “Honey, you don’t get any further south than Florida.”

Often quoted an old saying here: “North Florida is the South, South Florida is the North.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:19:46pm

re: #201 MsJ

I never thought of Florida as “the south”. I lived there for a few months as a teenager and was chatting with a co-worker who was a lifelong, native Floridian, a lady probably in her mid to late 60’s and, I don’t recall what we were talking about, but she said (in a glorious southern twang I never thought of as Floridian), “Honey, you don’t get any further south than Florida.”

Florida is funny since northern Florida is more “southern.” I had a professor from Jacksonville. Had quite the drawl. Excellent lit professor. Wrote a paper on Richard Wright in his class.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:22:14pm

Meanwhile Nova is practically Northern. I never really identified with the south at all learning about the civil war. Granted knew my family was all Northern.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:24:12pm

re: #204 Decatur Deb

re: #205 HappyWarrior

That story was from when I lived in the Miami area. I also spent a few months in Jacksonville. Miami is like New New York (where I used to joke that it was where old people went to die). Jax is pure redneck.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:24:57pm

re: #206 HappyWarrior

Meanwhile Nova is practically Northern. I never really identified with the south at all learning about the civil war. Granted knew my family was all Northern.

This is where family history kicks in. Indiana was nominally Northern, but the southern part of the state (near Kentucky) had some southern sympathizers and was fairly divided. I’ve also learned that one of my relatives left Kentucky for Indiana just prior to the Civil War. My suspicion - and it is only suspicion based on vague speculation and what little research I could gather - is that he left his slaveholder family and ran with an abolitionist family friend, married a Hoosier bride, and settled down in fish country.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:25:20pm

re: #201 MsJ

I never thought of Florida as “the south”. I lived there for a few months as a teenager and was chatting with a co-worker who was a lifelong, native Floridian, a lady probably in her mid to late 60’s and, I don’t recall what we were talking about, but she said (in a glorious southern twang I never thought of as Floridian), “Honey, you don’t get any further south than Florida.”

Not the beach towns. Inland.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:26:09pm

re: #179 bratwurst

Strange little section of western Kansas, going for mountain time.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:26:11pm

re: #138 whitebeach

I thought it was Cujo.

With Trump as the rabid dog? Fits. Except Cujo was a good dog before he got sick.

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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:26:26pm

re: #207 MsJ

That story was from when I lived in the Miami area. I also spent a few months in Jacksonville. Miami is like New New York (where I used to joke that it was where old people went to die). Jax is pure redneck.

That’s pretty much the truth. I moved from Jax Beach to Delaware in 2008, before finding myself in Colorado this year. I don’t want to go back even to visit!

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:27:20pm

re: #25 DanielKi

I’m pretty sure though that Hannity is not faking it. Everything about him screams “I am a craven dimwit and blissfully unaware of it!” He even looks the part.

Oh, and first post around here. Hello everyone!

This video is appropriate for your entrance.

Animal House (2/10) Movie CLIP - A Real Zero (1978) HD

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TedStriker  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:27:38pm

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Florida is funny since northern Florida is more “southern.” I had a professor from Jacksonville. Had quite the drawl. Excellent lit professor. Wrote a paper on Richard Wright in his class.

North FL, from the top of the Panhandle down to somewhere not far north of Orlando, Sanford, and Melbourne, are basically extensions of south Alabama and south Georgia; Tampa and Miami are basically NYC South.

Decatur Deb probably knows this more than anyone here, but I had a little taste of north FL last week while taking a long weekend getaway from Nashville down in Panama City Beach; as soon as I got off I-65 just south of Montgomery to backroad it all the way down to the ocean, Trump signs were everywhere.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:27:42pm

????

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:27:46pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart

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slate.com announced they will be reporting exit polling results before polls close, so we won’t have to wait.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:29:22pm

re: #212 DC_Run

Welcome hatchling!

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:29:27pm

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

slate.com announced they will be reporting exit polling results before polls close, so we won’t have to wait.

I thought all this early voting reports and exit polling was illegal.

Shows what I know.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:29:32pm

re: #215 Ziggy_TARDIS

clickbait

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:29:36pm

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

slate.com announced they will be reporting exit polling results before polls close, so we won’t have to wait.

I expect exit polling this year to slant heavily toward Drumpf. Just a gut feeling I have. Feel free to check my math.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:30:30pm

re: #218 MsJ

I thought major news media all agreed in previous years to not report projections and their own polls until the polling places on the west coast closed.

But as far as I know, it never was a law.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:31:00pm

re: #208 thedopefishlives

This is where family history kicks in. Indiana was nominally Northern, but the southern part of the state (near Kentucky) had some southern sympathizers and was fairly divided. I’ve also learned that one of my relatives left Kentucky for Indiana just prior to the Civil War. My suspicion - and it is only suspicion based on vague speculation and what little research I could gather - is that he left his slaveholder family and ran with an abolitionist family friend, married a Hoosier bride, and settled down in fish country.

Mine is pretty simple. My Dad’s family all emigrated from Germany and Ireland to Pennsylvania ranging from the 1790’s through the outbreak of the war. A lot of my German relations are Hessians though so maybe I have a way back uncle that served in the Revolution and stayed here after that. I honestly don’t know. Mom’s family has only been here since the early 20th.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:31:01pm

re: #220 thedopefishlives

I expect exit polling this year to slant heavily toward Drumpf. Just a gut feeling I have. Feel free to check my math.

Can’t be sure, not all Trump voters might be willing to admit to it.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:31:11pm

Can’t see the forest for the trees Rachel is my favorite Rachel.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:31:31pm

re: #221 freetoken

I thought major news media all agreed in previous years to not report projections and their own polls until the polling places on the west coast closed.

But as far as I know, it never was a law.

That must have been it.

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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:31:51pm

re: #217 Stanley Sea

Welcome hatchling!

Thanks! Not exactly new. I’ve been lurking for a long, long time and I used to post here very rarely on another account that I lost the password/e-mail to.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:33:05pm

Ever since I hit some brickwalls with my family, I’ve started to research my cousin and another cousin’s husbands family. Just astounds me how far back some people’s families can be traced. I shouldn’t complain. I can trace back my surname nine generations.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:33:27pm

re: #226 DC_Run

Thanks! Not exactly new. I’ve been lurking for a long, long time and I used to post here very rarely on another account that I lost the password/e-mail to.

I hate when that happens. I’m quite familiar with the phenomenon. 😁

Welcome! Again.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:34:02pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Provided Hillary wins, I’m taking the lazy way out.

The Mormons do this stuff alot, I see if they can do it for me!

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:34:37pm

Damn, the Cubs are on their game tonight.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:34:38pm

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Mine is pretty simple. My Dad’s family all emigrated from Germany and Ireland to Pennsylvania ranging from the 1790’s through the outbreak of the war. A lot of my German relations are Hessians though so maybe I have a way back uncle that served in the Revolution and stayed here after that. I honestly don’t know. Mom’s family has only been here since the early 20th.

My family has all been here since before the Revolutionary War. Many of them served in it, and yes, I have a little Hessian blood in me, too.

re: #227 HappyWarrior

Ever since I hit some brickwalls with my family, I’ve started to research my cousin and another cousin’s husbands family. Just astounds me how far back some people’s families can be traced. I shouldn’t complain. I can trace back my surname nine generations.

The only major brick wall I hit is the one around the aforementioned relative. The documentary trace actually ends with him, and I have to rely heavily on informed speculation to guess at his ancestors. On every other branch of my family tree, I have managed to trace all the way back to the European roots.

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teleskiguy  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:34:46pm

re: #212 DC_Run

That’s pretty much the truth. I moved from Jax Beach to Delaware in 2008, before finding myself in Colorado this year. I don’t want to go back even to visit!

Hey, a new pledge!

Giphy

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:06pm

re: #215 Ziggy_TARDIS

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????

Seems kind of weird. He can’t win without Florida, but he can easily lose even if he wins the state.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:17pm

re: #216 Big Beautiful Door

slate.com announced they will be reporting exit polling results before polls close, so we won’t have to wait.

I was thinking by around 9 PM EST (90 min after NC & OH polls close) we will have a pretty good idea of the elections outcome

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:22pm

re: #155 Weaselone

Nobody works in Indiana?

re: #156 freetoken

Everyone is in bed by 6PM in Indiana?

Mike Pence is Governor of Indiana.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:27pm
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VegasGolfer  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:45pm

re: #215 Ziggy_TARDIS

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????

dailykos.com
Probably something along these lines.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:35:58pm
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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:08pm

re: #227 HappyWarrior

I start to lose confidence in family trees before the Revolution here in the US. Elsewhere in the world the dates may vary a bit, but before the 18th century records become really spotty in most places.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:12pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:42pm

re: #226 DC_Run

Thanks! Not exactly new. I’ve been lurking for a long, long time and I used to post here very rarely on another account that I lost the password/e-mail to.

Welcome back. Have a beer. It’s happy hour on the West coast, daylight savings or not.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:44pm

re: #229 Ziggy_TARDIS

Provided Hillary wins, I’m taking the lazy way out.

The Mormons do this stuff alot, I see if they can do it for me!

I really would like to visit Salt Lake City one day and see what they find. What’s been really disappointing for me is the side I’m most interested in is proving by far the hardest to research. Pesky Irish! But I did find a baptismal record of a great uncle of my grandmother’s that had his parents place of birth in Ireland listed so that was a lead but the catch is both their surnames are so common so even if I went there, I’d may as well be looking for a Smith or a Brown.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:54pm

re: #218 MsJ

I thought all this early voting reports and exit polling was illegal.

Shows what I know.

Can’t make reporting illegal; that would be unconstitutional. The information blackout has always been voluntary.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:36:59pm

re: #229 Ziggy_TARDIS

The Mormons do this stuff alot, I see if they can do it for me!

familysearch.org

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Weaselone  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:37:52pm

re: #223 Targetpractice

Can’t be sure, not all Trump voters might be willing to admit to it.

If Trump’s poll police are loitering around, a lot of Hillary supporters probably won’t be willing to admit it.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:38:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:38:35pm

re: #231 thedopefishlives

My family has all been here since before the Revolutionary War. Many of them served in it, and yes, I have a little Hessian blood in me, too.

The only major brick wall I hit is the one around the aforementioned relative. The documentary trace actually ends with him, and I have to rely heavily on informed speculation to guess at his ancestors. On every other branch of my family tree, I have managed to trace all the way back to the European roots.

Earliest war I got documentation for a vet is War of 1812. Shocked the hell outta me since I swore my earliest was Civil War. It’s easy to see which side was more well off. My German-American side is by far the most documented in photographs. We have photos of all four my dad’s dad’s grandparents although with his maternal grandfather, we can’t identify which man is him since it’s a group photo.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:38:57pm

re: #220 thedopefishlives

I expect exit polling this year to slant heavily toward Drumpf. Just a gut feeling I have. Feel free to check my math.

I actually mischaracterized what Slate is planning to do, which isn’t exit polling, but analytics of voter turnout in key precincts. Here is an explanation.

slate.com

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Donkey With No Name  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:39:32pm

re: #236 goddamnedfrank

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a) if only colleges were building huge libraries.
b) if there was any question about it, just goes to prove Greta has no idea how electronic library resources work. (Probably thinks at the modern freshman level: if it’s not available for free after a single Google search, it doesn’t exist.)

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:39:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:40:11pm

re: #236 goddamnedfrank

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Uh no Greta, you can’t. And yes the solution is to stop relying so much on sports. From what I understand, collegiate sports aren’t even that big a day in Europe. I am not proposing to get rid of them but when the state’s most highest paid employee is a football or basketball coach, that’s a problem.

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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:40:31pm

re: #232 teleskiguy

That’s me! You’re probably pretty close to me geographically. Western slope right? I’m still trying to figure out how to breath after six months here after spending most of my life on the east coast.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:42:02pm

re: #239 freetoken

I start to lose confidence in family trees before the Revolution here in the US. Elsewhere in the world the dates may vary a bit, but before the 18th century records become really spotty in most places.

Yeah no doubt. Honestly in a lot of places, there aren’t any records before the 18th century. Ireland started registering births in the 1860’s I believe which makes me SOL since my last direct ancestor left Ireland in the early 1850’s.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:42:58pm
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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:43:25pm

re: #247 HappyWarrior

It is a bit of an eye-opener, when one discovers that certain wedges in the pedigree are from a different culture and social status.

I have ancestor who were relatively well off and left documentation. They (at least the males) were literate.

OTOH, there are other lines in the tree where clearly the ancestors are simple folk, illiterate, just moving around to try and make a living. What few records are left is because governments may have tracked them here or there.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:44:35pm

re: #249 Donkey With No Name

a) if only colleges were building huge libraries.
b) if there was any question about it, just goes to prove Greta has no idea how electronic library resources work. (Probably thinks at the modern freshman level: if it’s not available for free after a single Google search, it doesn’t exist.)

I know when I wrote my term paper on the pogroms, I had to go to the library and even had to request some books be sent over some neighboring campuses libraries. I graduated in 2012. Our smartphones are excellent tools but no Greta, you can’t write a term paper with one. Greta’s just another out of touch Fox idiot.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:44:50pm

The Bundys are ready to make trouble again.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:44:58pm

Apparently, George Will wants the purifying fire for the GOP.

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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:45:33pm

Question? I am I the only one that’s confident that the Orange Menace will Not see the inside of the White House without a day pass? I know there are a lot of fears and whatnot, but I refuse to believe that there are enough deplorables to put him over the top. It will be closer that it should be, granted. I’m usually doom and gloom, but not this time!

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:45:54pm

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Yeah no doubt. Honestly in a lot of places, there aren’t any records before the 18th century. Ireland started registering births in the 1860’s I believe which makes me SOL since my last direct ancestor left Ireland in the early 1850’s.

The English pulped some of the Irish records. Then there was a great fire that destroyed more of the Irish records.

However, there is a substantial effort in Ireland to recreate the past, with lots of work on genealogy and DNA testing. That may help fill in some holes.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:46:02pm

re: #234 FormerDirtDart

I was thinking by around 9 PM EST (90 min after NC & OH polls close) we will have a pretty good idea of the elections outcome

Not if those states are close; if the polls keep tightening, it could be a long night.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:46:05pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

I know when I wrote my term paper on the pogroms, I had to go to the library and even had to request some books be sent over some neighboring campuses libraries. I graduated in 2012. Our smartphones are excellent tools but no Greta, you can’t write a term paper with one. Greta’s just another out of touch Fox idiot.

Remember, they don’t care about education, their job is to whine, bitch and agitate.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:46:18pm

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Yeah no doubt. Honestly in a lot of places, there aren’t any records before the 18th century. Ireland started registering births in the 1860’s I believe which makes me SOL since my last direct ancestor left Ireland in the early 1850’s.

Federal censuses in the United States only started listing names of household members in 1850. Births, deaths, and marriages are sporadically recorded around and before that time period, depending on the state.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:46:37pm

re: #259 DC_Run

A large number of the others are constantly confident.

Me?

I can’t be counted on for stable opinion. My Mental Health is touch and go, and what I think will happen moves with that.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:46:58pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:47:28pm

re: #259 DC_Run

Question? I am I the only one that’s confident that the Orange Menace will Not see the inside of the White House without a day pass? I know there are a lot of fears and whatnot, but I refuse to believe that there are enough deplorables to put him over the top. It will be closer that it should be, granted. I’m usually doom and gloom, but not this time!

You’re not, but I do understand some of the anxiety that abounds. Every time Hillary has taken a generous lead, the media has found a way to eat into it with nothingburgers.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:47:29pm

Sparse Data?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:47:30pm

re: #255 freetoken

It is a bit of an eye-opener, when one discovers that certain wedges in the pedigree are from a different culture and social status.

I have ancestor who were relatively well off and left documentation. They (at least the males) were literate.

OTOH, there are other lines in the tree where clearly the ancestors are simple folk, illiterate, just moving around to try and make a living. What few records are left is because governments may have tracked them here or there.

It’s amazing to think about what our ancestors did. I mean it’s easy to just assume farmer. I actually got in touch with a lady in Germany who is a great granddaughter of my second grandfather who brought my relatives with my surname to the U.S. She was telling me that historically that the men in our family were potters. And it turns out the second great grandfather was an upholsterer. Never ever would have guessed that. Families statuses come and go though. One of the Irish names I have is from a prominent Norman-Irish lord but I have no doubt that his subsequent descendants were far from nobility.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:47:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:48:11pm

re: #258 Ziggy_TARDIS

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Apparently, George Will wants the purifying fire for the GOP.

To his credit, he’s been anti Trump. I don’t like Will much but I give him credit on that.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:48:15pm

re: #257 jaunte

The Bundys are ready to make trouble again.

The Feds should have rolled on the Bundy Ranch this weekend.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:48:48pm
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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:48:52pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart

Feds should have stormed Bundy Ranch years ago

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:48:56pm

re: #240 Kragar

I really don’t get what Jill Stein voters are hoping to accomplish by risking a Trump win. He’s a climate change denier who wants to get out of the Paris agreement, for chrissakes!

Of course it’s easy for me to demand reason — the parliamentary system I live in allows me to vote for the Green party myself without throwing my vote away. But it’s not Clinton’s fault that the US presidential elections are winner-takes-all…

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:49:22pm

re: #259 DC_Run

To me the big question is whether there will be a big enough Dem turnout so that Hillary doesn’t have to spend 4 years getting investigated and eventually impeached.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:49:38pm

re: #274 DanielKi

She’s a radical who wants to burn down the system in order to build something new in its place. She’s a Jacobin.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:49:47pm

re: #260 freetoken

The English pulped some of the Irish records. Then there was a great fire that destroyed more of the Irish records.

However, there is a substantial effort in Ireland to recreate the past, with lots of work on genealogy and DNA testing. That may help fill in some holes.

Let’s hope so. Yeah though, I read about the Four Courts fire of 1922. Damn shame. There were also records that were destroyed during the outbreak of WWI too. Sigh. It’s how history works though. I am very obsessive. I just wish I could name a place so I could hope to visit one day. I do know where specifically in the other countries though and have even done some talking with family there. One even sent me a historical calendar of the village.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:50:04pm

re: #262 MsJ

Remember, they don’t care about education, their job is to whine, bitch and agitate.

True.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:50:05pm

re: #263 thedopefishlives

Federal censuses in the United States only started listing names of household members in 1850. Births, deaths, and marriages are sporadically recorded around and before that time period, depending on the state.

The Civil War also created a lot of gaps through the burning of court houses, both North and South. A lot of people had an interest in destroying some records.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:50:12pm

re: #265 Kragar

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Based upon present projections, Stein won’t manage 3%. She is not Nader, she’s the high school mean girl who keeps running for office despite insisting she’s not a politician.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:50:28pm

re: #259 DC_Run

Question? I am I the only one that’s confident that the Orange Menace will Not see the inside of the White House without a day pass? I know there are a lot of fears and whatnot, but I refuse to believe that there are enough deplorables to put him over the top. It will be closer that it should be, granted. I’m usually doom and gloom, but not this time!

I believe its unlikely; the problem is that the odds of a Trump victory aren’t zero.

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:50:39pm

Work Winds Down On Wanakena’s Beloved Footbridge in upstate New York

The in-laws camp is in the background, hard to believe the ice gets as high as it did

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:51:00pm

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

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We shall all wear white on Tuesday.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:51:13pm

re: #272 Charles Johnson

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Chris Cillizza currently in the lead.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:51:34pm

re: #279 Decatur Deb

The Civil War also created a lot of gaps through the burning of court houses, both North and South. A lot of people had an interest in destroying some records.

In more recent history, the great National Archives fire of 1973 torched a large amount of detailed service documentation for many World War II veterans.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:51:43pm

re: #281 Big Beautiful Door

I believe its unlikely; the problem is that the odds of a Trump victory aren’t zero.

The odds of your underwear suddenly coming off your body and moving 2 feet to the left aren’t zero either.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:51:52pm

re: #277 HappyWarrior

You might see if these folk can help you:

youtube.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:52:01pm

re: #263 thedopefishlives

Federal censuses in the United States only started listing names of household members in 1850. Births, deaths, and marriages are sporadically recorded around and before that time period, depending on the state.

Yeah I noticed that. Makes it hard to find people. Another problem is misspelling of names. I’m lucky in one sense though. Pennsylvania has extensive death records from the first half of the century 20th or so. Located a third great grandmother’s there. Man what a life that woman lived. From rural, Gaelic speaking Ireland to living in the age of early flight.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:52:13pm

re: #284 goddamnedfrank

Chris Cillizza currently in the lead.

Cilizza is campaigning for “Biggest Hack in Political Journalism,” but he’s got some stiff competition this year.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:52:41pm

re: #285 thedopefishlives

In more recent history, the great National Archives fire of 1973 torched a large amount of detailed service documentation for many World War II veterans.

Including my dad’s and some uncles’.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:53:16pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

It’s amazing to think about what our ancestors did. I mean it’s easy to just assume farmer. I actually got in touch with a lady in Germany who is a great granddaughter of my second grandfather who brought my relatives with my surname to the U.S. She was telling me that historically that the men in our family were potters. And it turns out the second great grandfather was an upholsterer. Never ever would have guessed that. Families statuses come and go though. One of the Irish names I have is from a prominent Norman-Irish lord but I have no doubt that his subsequent descendants were far from nobility.

Zedushka’s cousins in Israel just published a biography of their grandfather (Z’s great-uncle) who lived in Jerusalem 100 years ago. Their grandmother (Z’s great-aunt) worked in a quarry hauling rocks. HAULING ROCKS. In case you thought our ancestors who worked in sweatshops had it rough.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:53:16pm

re: #265 Kragar

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Oh yes, the Democrats who fought like hell to get people more insured, the Democrats who are staunchly pro-choice, the Democrats who are pro-equality, the Democrats who stand up for immigrants. Yep that’s the new GOP alright. Must be nice to be a Green because you never actually have to do difficult things like actually governing.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:53:45pm

There’s a whole list of terrible shit that has a non-zero chance of happening at any given moment. But we generally don’t sweat them because there’s not a lot we can do to prevent them. But there is a way to prevent a Trump presidency: GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:54:35pm

re: #284 goddamnedfrank

Chris Cillizza currently in the lead.

He’s probably the highest profile journalist working hard to be stupid, true. And he’s doing a great job!

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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:54:41pm

re: #264 Ziggy_TARDIS

I know! I think everyone is right and you need to just take a break and find your center. I know I’m just a stranger, but I have an some experience in the mental health field. Sometimes you have to just step away. Anxiety is a hell of a drug!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:54:59pm

re: #274 DanielKi

I really don’t get what Jill Stein voters are hoping to accomplish by risking a Trump win. He’s a climate change denier who wants to get out of the Paris agreement, for chrissakes!

Of course it’s easy for me to demand reason — the parliamentary system I live in allows me to vote for the Green party myself without throwing my vote away. But it’s not Clinton’s fault that the US presidential elections are winner-takes-all…

They have this delusion that Trump will mean “the people” will get so fed up and take to the streets. It and I don’t want to sound like I’m picking on him since he’s a firm supporter of Clinton’s now reminds me of how Bernie said how he’d deal with Republican opposition to his policies.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:55:01pm

re: #292 HappyWarrior

Oh yes, the Democrats who fought like hell to get people more insured, the Democrats who are staunchly pro-choice, the Democrats who are pro-equality, the Democrats who stand up for immigrants. Yep that’s the new GOP alright. Must be nice to be a Green because you never actually have to do difficult things like actually governing.

The Green Party is a “holier than thou” circle jerk that gets jack and shit accomplished, never makes a serious run at lower office, but exists for no other reason than far-left assholes to sit around and talk about a perfect world that will never exist.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:55:01pm

re: #275 freetoken

To me the big question is whether there will be a big enough Dem turnout so that Hillary doesn’t have to spend 4 years getting investigated and eventually impeached.

I’m first going with getting Clinton elected. Then, I’m going to be happy that we kept the cacafuego that is Trump out of office. Then, I’ll be happy that we elected the first woman president.

After that, if we win back the senate, then I’ll be happy we’ll be in charge there. Hopefully, Schumer has enough guts to nuke the filibuster on judicial nominees.

If we retake the House, I’ll be ecstatic.

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:55:30pm

re: #276 Ziggy_TARDIS

She’s a radical who wants to burn down the system in order to build something new in its place. She’s a Jacobin.

Right, so why do self-professed environmentalists vote for her? All that burning down would accomplish is to release even more CO2 into the atmosphere…

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:55:40pm

re: #285 thedopefishlives

In more recent history, the great National Archives fire of 1973 torched a large amount of detailed service documentation for many World War II veterans.

And some of mine—1965-67. Some of my dad’s 1943-44 made it through. Note that fire was in a St. Louis repository.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:56:02pm

You know, I really wish I was better at reading body language and talking to people.

That’s my aside for the day.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:56:39pm

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Yeah I noticed that. Makes it hard to find people. Another problem is misspelling of names. I’m lucky in one sense though. Pennsylvania has extensive death records from the first half of the century 20th or so. Located a third great grandmother’s there. Man what a life that woman lived. From rural, Gaelic speaking Ireland to living in the age of early flight.

Name misspelling is easier for me to deal with, because with such a singularly unique last name, even its misspellings are easy to spot in records. However, part of the major roadblock with the aforementioned ancestor is due to the fact that he left home in 1843… meaning he was listed in his own homestead on the 1850 census, but in the 1840 census he would be listed as a tally mark under someone else’s name, with no clue as to who that individual may be. I think I chased down the most likely individual based on balance of probability, but it will probably never be known - even more so, if my suspected story is true, and the result of him leaving his family was due to an abolitionist/slaveholder break. That’s enough to get you disowned.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:57:09pm

re: #296 HappyWarrior

They have this delusion that Trump will mean “the people” will get so fed up and take to the streets. It and I don’t want to sound like I’m picking on him since he’s a firm supporter of Clinton’s now reminds me of how Bernie said how he’d deal with Republican opposition to his policies.

They want to watch “The Revolution” from a distance on their flat screen TVs, they are not the ones who will be at the barricades.

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b.d.  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:57:19pm

re: #284 goddamnedfrank

Chris Cillizza currently in the lead.

Mark Halperin is just so far ahead that you can’t see him.

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BeachDem  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:57:35pm

re: #246 FormerDirtDart

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And looking good in a white pantsuit!

Finally home from project hell. Still sicker than shit. Coughing up a lung every ten minutes or so./

I know anecdotal observations do not equal data, but the early voting numbers from NC are surprising. The peeps I was working with were adamant about early voting. The first thing they said every morning to their co-workers was “have you voted yet?” One woman had a daughter who was going to school in Charlotte, but convinced her NOT to change her registration from Durham in case they fucked with her vote—she drove to Charlotte to bring the daughter home for the weekend so she could vote. Out of the 100+ peeps at the job and the 20 or so on my crew, all but two were solid and enthusiastic Hillary. One woman, a transplant from Chicago, was going to leave the president line blank, and one of my peeps was toying with voting for Stein—I tried to disabuse her of that thought—but I think I scared her so I never brought it up again.

I had one guy working for me who was a crunch granola type—older guy, Birkenstocks, rode his bike 15 miles to come to work. Figured him for an aging hippie. Then he asked me what I thought of the
“bathroom bill” and I told him exactly what I thought. I asked him what he thought and he responded (in a truly pompous, Republican tone), “I believe in traditional values.” I countered with, “Oh, so you believe in treating all people with kindness, right?” He had nothing further to say.

Arggh—so exhausted—I need to go to bed and sleep for many hours—if that’s possible between coughing fits…

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Archangelus  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:57:48pm
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DC_Run  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:58:35pm

re: #275 freetoken

That is certainly troubling. I suspect they are going to try it anyway, even if they lose the senate. It didn’t work out well for them politically when they tried it with Bill but it did build them a financially successful cottage industry of hate.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:58:46pm

re: #297 Targetpractice

The Green Party is a “holier than thou” circle jerk that gets jack and shit accomplished, never makes a serious run at lower office, but exists for no other reason than far-left assholes to sit around and talk about a perfect world that will never exist.

It’s not even talk about a perfect world for a lot of them. A lot of is wallowing in their own misery because they’re not getting everything they want now. 10 years ago same sex marriage seemed like a pipe dream. And we have a president that fought hard for its legalization. These assholes don’t care about things like that. They’d rather bitch about purity. It’s not even the helpful kind of idealism where they use their idealism to make the world a better place. Now to be fair, I do have a guy I went to college with who is a Green guy who actually does do what he can but a lot of these types I see would rather bitch about how they don’t have their purity pony rather than working one little way to make their surrounding area a better place.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:59:33pm

THIS

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:59:52pm

re: #306 Archangelus

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Which means that 90% of Democrats will be worried about why not a 10.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:59:55pm

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

They want to watch “The Revolution” from a distance on their flat screen TVs, they are not the ones who will be at the barricades.

They’re also not the ones who will be adversely effected most by Trump’s policies.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 6:59:59pm

re: #286 Belafon

The odds of your underwear suddenly coming off your body and moving 2 feet to the left aren’t zero either.

I wish a Trump victory was that unlikely. I’m confident Trump will lose, but stranger things have happened than a Trump victory.

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Archangelus  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:00:33pm

re: #310 Belafon

Which means that 90% of Democrats will be worried about why not a 10.

My thoughts exactly

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:00:37pm

re: #270 HappyWarrior

To his credit, he’s been anti Trump. I don’t like Will much but I give him credit on that.

ALL of the solid #nevertrumps deserve our respect. They are staying strong.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:01:41pm

re: #293 Targetpractice

There’s a whole list of terrible shit that has a non-zero chance of happening at any given moment. But we generally don’t sweat them because there’s not a lot we can do to prevent them. But there is a way to prevent a Trump presidency: GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!

I’m voting as soon as my damn ballot arrives in the mail.

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:01:48pm

Remarkably on topic:

Planet Earth II and the bloodthirsty evolution of the nature documentary

[…]

Despite the success of Bambi in 1942, Disney had struggled to convince RKO, his distributor, that anyone would pay to watch films of animals in the wild. But after Seal Island won an Oscar and became a hit, the struggle was to meet demand. By the time the series finished in 1960, there had been 14 True-Life Adventure films, eight of them Oscar-winners. They were now fixtures in classrooms all over the world. However, as Disney’s nephew Roy, who produced the series, later put it: “We kept that disclaimer a little longer than we should have.”

[…]

But most infamous of all was the lemming sequence, also in White Wilderness. Ironically, the film-makers set out of disprove the myth that the animals sometimes commit mass suicide. Instead, they show what appears to be hundreds of lemmings “migrating” senselessly into the sea. “It’s not given to man to understand all of nature’s mysteries,” says Winston Hibler in his best fireside tones. “But, as nearly as he can surmise, it would appear that these lemmings consider this body of water just another lake.”

In fact, man did know better, or some men did - because the footage was shot in Alberta, Canada, where there aren’t any lemmings. To fix this problem, the crew paid children in Canada’s northern Manitoba region 25¢ per lemming to round some up. The animals were then driven south and placed on purpose-built turntables to make it seem like a horde of them was passing the camera. Finally, they were taken to the Bow river and shovelled off the bank. “Soon,” we are told, to the sound of a mournful clarinet, “the Arctic Sea is dotted with tiny bobbing bodies.”

[…]

Yup, I remember watching these lemmings.

Hordes of lemmings…

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:02:14pm

The analogy, I trust, is clear.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:02:35pm

re: #314 Stanley Sea

ALL of the solid #nevertrumps deserve our respect. They are staying strong.

I’ve become a big Ana Navarro fan. You can tell even if she has ideological disagreements with many liberals, she doesn’t hold it personally. Plus I love how she’s not afraid to tell the Trump apologists on CNN how pathetic they are.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:03:33pm

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

They want to watch “The Revolution” from a distance on their flat screen TVs, they are not the ones who will be at the barricades.

I don’t need your civil war,
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:03:42pm

O’Donnell is dragging it out….

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:08pm

Here’s the trailer for the new series:

Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer - BBC Earth

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:22pm

re: #298 Belafon

I’m first going with getting Clinton elected. Then, I’m going to be happy that we kept the cacafuego that is Trump out of office. Then, I’ll be happy that we elected the first woman president.

After that, if we win back the senate, then I’ll be happy we’ll be in charge there. Hopefully, Schumer has enough guts to nuke the filibuster on judicial nominees.

If he doesn’t, expect Scalia’s seat to remain vacant for years to come.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:25pm

Thank you horserace media

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:28pm

re: #320 Ziggy_TARDIS

O’Donnell is dragging it out….

At least he doesn’t have a hotel to show off.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:29pm

re: #255 freetoken

It is a bit of an eye-opener, when one discovers that certain wedges in the pedigree are from a different culture and social status.

I have ancestor who were relatively well off and left documentation. They (at least the males) were literate.

OTOH, there are other lines in the tree where clearly the ancestors are simple folk, illiterate, just moving around to try and make a living. What few records are left is because governments may have tracked them here or there.

The interesting thing I have been seeing looking at some material that was collected for my brother is how much a rural region in the 19th century will intermarry given half a chance. I am looking at this one tree and seeing the same family names pop up in multiple places in the tree. And it turned out that my great-great-grandfathers married daughters of the same man, so my family tree on the one side branches out and then merges back together.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:41pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:04:58pm

re: #324 Belafon

That’s true.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:05:54pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:05:55pm

8 Point gap in favour of Clinton in Florida.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:06:09pm

re: #302 thedopefishlives

Name misspelling is easier for me to deal with, because with such a singularly unique last name, even its misspellings are easy to spot in records. However, part of the major roadblock with the aforementioned ancestor is due to the fact that he left home in 1843… meaning he was listed in his own homestead on the 1850 census, but in the 1840 census he would be listed as a tally mark under someone else’s name, with no clue as to who that individual may be. I think I chased down the most likely individual based on balance of probability, but it will probably never be known - even more so, if my suspected story is true, and the result of him leaving his family was due to an abolitionist/slaveholder break. That’s enough to get you disowned.

Yeah that’s quite true. Honestly, thinking about my own immigrant ancestors makes me have a lot of respect for today’s immigrants. Certainly, it’s probably a little safer getting here now than it was then but to leave your home that’s all your family has ever known for a new land? That’s courageous. And I just cringe whenever nativist assholes bash people for having accents. They’re trying to learn our language you asses.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:06:21pm

28% of Early Voting GOP defected.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:06:59pm

re: #331 Ziggy_TARDIS

28% of Early Voting GOP defected.

HOE-LEE SHIT.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:07:29pm

re: #329 Ziggy_TARDIS

8 Point gap in favour of Clinton in Florida.

It’s one poll but hard not to be excited by that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:07:32pm

Another wingnut Tweets out a graph that does not show what he wants it to show==>

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:07:48pm

re: #305 BeachDem

Glad you kinda made it back.

Be well.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:08:01pm

Gotta think that’s good news for Murphy too.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:08:11pm

re: #333 HappyWarrior

It’s one poll but hard not to be excited by that.

Poll of people who already voted.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:08:14pm

Further aside: I really overthink and overanalyze stuff.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:08:46pm

Wow. big story on Last word right now. Looks like Hillary is killing it in early voting in FL with 28% of REPUBLICANS who have cast votes voting for her.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:09:11pm

re: #337 MsJ

Poll of people who already voted.

Oh? Sweet. I’d crack open a beer but I don’t typically like drinking this late.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:09:13pm

28% GOP crossed to Dem.

6% of Dems crossing to Trump.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:09:30pm
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VegasGolfer  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:09:38pm

28% of GOP early voters in Florida switch to Clinton. Shows that they have more integrity than Susan Sarandon.

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gwangung  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:09:58pm

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

“revolution ” with all economic, political and social structures in place and essentially intact….yeah, right.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:02pm

re: #282 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Work Winds Down On Wanakena’s Beloved Footbridge in upstate New York

The in-laws camp is in the background, hard to believe the ice gets as high as it did

The bridges on the Delaware north of Trenton and where I-95 crosses have a history of periodically getting flooded out. One that is a footbridge is on very high abutments and has been survived ones that have taken out or damaged most of the others in the area.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:02pm

re: #339 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Wow. big story on Last word right now. Looks like Hillary is killing it in early voting in FL with 28% of REPUBLICANS who have cast votes voting for her.

This is why I say stop freaking the fuck out. It will be a closer win than we wanted, but if FL goes blue, then the race is over.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:25pm

re: #343 VegasGolfer

28% of GOP early voters in Florida switch to Clinton. Shows that they have more integrity than Susan Sarandon.

An idiot like Susan would probably use that as justification for her Clinton hate rather than realizing what it says about Trump.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:40pm

re: #339 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Wow. big story on Last word right now. Looks like Hillary is killing it in early voting in FL with 28% of REPUBLICANS who have cast votes voting for her.

Anyone have hard copy?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:50pm

ok….

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:10:51pm

re: #343 VegasGolfer

She has integrity?

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:11:27pm

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok….

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From the campaign whose candidate would not denounce David Duke.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:11:37pm

re: #344 gwangung

“revolution ” with all economic, political and social structures in place and essentially intact….yeah, right.

I have to say as a moderate liberal, I cringe whenever I see a lot of people on the left talk about revolution and how we need one. No, we don’t. We need change, yes but we don’t need a revolution. This isn’t Bourbon France or Romanov Russia.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:12:23pm

Crossover doesn’t apply to down races. GOPers voting Clinton are still voting GOP down race. Fuck.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:12:26pm

re: #331 Ziggy_TARDIS

28% of Early Voting GOP defected.

A sign of things to come in other states I hope.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:12:29pm

re: #349 Backwoods_Sleuth

ok….

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Yeah but he has said the same thing about the New York Times, so there’s that.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:12:46pm

So, just called my mom to update her on the WS game. She dumped her cable and doesn’t get squat broadcast signals.
Was telling her I didn’t get a single trick-or-treater, and I am already getting tired of all the candy I bought.
She suggested that I take candy with me when I walk my dogs, and give it out to neighborhood kids…

I replied that yes, that seemed like a great idea.
A single older gentleman walking his dogs handing out candy to kids…that would go over great…

“Yes officers, I was giving all those children I don’t know candy”
“Yes officers, let me put my dogs away and I will accompany you downtown”
After she stopped laughing and gasping for air she agreed that might not have been the best idea…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:12:57pm

re: #353 MsJ

Crossover doesn’t apply to down races. GOPers voting Clinton are still voting GOP down race. Fuck.

Not a surprise unfortunately.

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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:13:06pm

re: #341 MsJ

28% GOP crossed to Dem.

6% of Dems crossing to Trump.

I would like to know who these people voted for in 2012.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:13:14pm

re: #353 MsJ

Not quite. He mentioned that the Senate was close. Most polls are showing a major gap.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:13:19pm

re: #352 HappyWarrior

I have to say as a moderate liberal, I cringe whenever I see a lot of people on the left talk about revolution and how we need one. No, we don’t. We need change, yes but we don’t need a revolution. This isn’t Bourbon France or Romanov Russia.

The Revolutions sucked for French peasants and the Russian middle class.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:13:23pm

re: #354 No Depression

A sign of things to come in other states I hope.

There was some good talk about Nevada earlier too.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:13:56pm

re: #360 The Vicious Babushka

The Revolutions sucked for French peasants and the Russian middle class.

That’s largely because the revolutionaries got power and then refused to give it up. Amazing how that happens…

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Charles Johnson  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:14:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:14:41pm

re: #360 The Vicious Babushka

The Revolutions sucked for French peasants and the Russian middle class.

I agree but my point is that America isn’t an autocracy like they were. The mistake in those revolutions was that assholes like the Jacobins and Bolsheviks took advantage of something that needed to happen and made it worse.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:15:01pm
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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:15:20pm

re: #356 FormerDirtDart

So, just called my mom to update her on the WS game. She dumped her cable and doesn’t get squat broadcast signals.
Was telling her I didn’t get a single trick-or-treater, and I am already getting tired of all the candy I bought.
She suggested that I take candy with me when I walk my dogs, and give it out to neighborhood kids…

I replied that yes, that seemed like a great idea.
A single older gentleman walking his dogs handing out candy to kids…that would go over great…

“Yes officers, I was giving all those children I don’t know candy”
“Yes officers, let me put my dogs away and I will accompany you downtown”
After she stopped laughing and gasping for air she agreed that might not have been the best idea…

ROTFLMAO! I’m literally 😂

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:15:26pm

re: #359 Ziggy_TARDIS

Not quite. He mentioned that the Senate was close. Most polls are showing a major gap.

That’s good if Murphy and Rubio is close because that’s one I was less optimistic about.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:15:33pm

How much you want to best most of that 28% tells friends they voted for Trump?

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freetoken  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:15:34pm

re: #363 Charles Johnson

But EMAILS!

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:16:34pm

re: #359 Ziggy_TARDIS

Not quite. He mentioned that the Senate was close. Most polls are showing a major gap.

We’re both right. He said it was close and that GOPers voting Clinton are not voting Dem for down ticket.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:16:39pm

re: #368 Eclectic Cyborg

One analyst thought it was the Cuban Community flipping.

He thinks so too.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:16:42pm

re: #365 The Vicious Babushka

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Just saw a “Hillary is a liar!” campaign ad from the Trump campaign. It was all I could do not to double over with laughter.

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William Lewis  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:17:14pm

re: #365 The Vicious Babushka

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A Moebius strip in a Kline bottle

Oh, excellent mental image.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:17:17pm

re: #371 Ziggy_TARDIS

One analyst thought it was the Cuban Community flipping.

He thinks so too.

Interesting theory.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:17:43pm

re: #371 Ziggy_TARDIS

One analyst thought it was the Cuban Community flipping.

He thinks so too.

Obama won the Cubans last time I believe but I believe it was really only the younger Cubans. I imagine Trump has pissed off the older Cubans too. And I have to say while Rafael Cruz’s world view disgusts me as have some of his attacks on President Obama for Trump to say what he did about him and the Kennedy assassination was despicable.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:18:01pm

re: #368 Eclectic Cyborg

How much you want to best most of that 28% tells friends they voted for Trump?

It’s why I’m convinced that Trump will underperform next week, that his polls are boosted in part by Republicans afraid to say they’re voting Hillary or staying home.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:18:25pm

If it is the Cubans though, that would explain why they’re not crossing over. I imagine Rubio remains a very popular man in the Cuban-American community down there.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:18:39pm

WHUT

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:18:57pm

re: #363 Charles Johnson

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It’s OK, Trump will tell then they can change their votes when he has his three rallies in Florida tomorrow…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:19:01pm

re: #321 freetoken

Here’s the trailer for the new series:

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Humbled tears. Wow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:19:39pm

re: #367 HappyWarrior

That’s good if Murphy and Rubio is close because that’s one I was less optimistic about.

John Lewis was campaigning with Murphy today.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:20:44pm

re: #378 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Seriously? They were running an investigation based upon rumor and innuendo?

Honestly, the theory that Comey is looking simply to cover his own ass becomes more convincing by the day.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:20:50pm

re: #375 HappyWarrior

Obama won the Cubans last time I believe but I believe it was really only the younger Cubans. I imagine Trump has pissed off the older Cubans too. And I have to say while Rafael Cruz’s world view disgusts me as have some of his attacks on President Obama for Trump to say what he did about him and the Kennedy assassination was despicable.

I have to think the Cuban community, a hard working group of people, wouldn’t appreciate Rubio blowing off his duties, saying he was stepping away from politics only to turn around and run again - while refusing (at least initially) that he wouldn’t commit to serving the entire term.

I just don’t see that community liking that.

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No Depression  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:20:52pm

re: #378 The Vicious Babushka

WHUT

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Of course he’s a wingnut.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:20:54pm
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Belafon  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:20:55pm

re: #377 HappyWarrior

If it is the Cubans though, that would explain why they’re not crossing over. I imagine Rubio remains a very popular man in the Cuban-American community down there.

Why?

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:21:09pm

re: #286 Belafon

The odds of your underwear suddenly coming off your body and moving 2 feet to the left aren’t zero either.

Significant higher than zero if there’s whiskey involved…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:21:10pm

re: #381 Backwoods_Sleuth

John Lewis was campaigning with Murphy today.

That’ll definitely help. Really rooting hard for him and Kander. I don’t know too much about either but it will be good to get some younger people in the Senate and of course I’d love to see Rubio defeated from the job he took for granted simply to use as a quick vehicle ot the Presidency.

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gwangung  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:21:18pm

re: #364 HappyWarrior

Well, the thing is that ifit was that bad, there’s no guarantee that the right people will end up on top after it’s over, or they’ll have the overall welfare in mind when they are in charge.

And if they’re thinking of a conventional ejection, the mess will be bigger and messier and more time is gonna be doesn’t getting back to where we are now….and you’re just as likely to get a moderately liberal ruler anyway.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:21:41pm

re: #378 The Vicious Babushka

Will the FBI exist this time next year?

During the 9/11 Commission, some members wanted to split it in 2, a Domestic Law Enforcement agency, and a Domestic Counter-Intelligence Agency, similar to MI5 in the UK.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:22:22pm

re: #368 Eclectic Cyborg

How much you want to best most of that 28% tells friends they voted for Trump?

Or they are lying to the pollsters. 🙄

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:22:32pm

re: #383 MsJ

I have to think the Cuban community, a hard working group of people, wouldn’t appreciate Rubio blowing off his duties, saying he was stepping away from politics only to turn around and run again - while refusing (at least initially) that he wouldn’t commit to serving the entire term.

I just don’t see that community liking that.

I’d hope so too. That’s just speculation on my part. I could be wrong. Anyhow, I really hope Murphy pulls that one out too. Rubio’s a terrible senator. He’s not hte biggest wingnut in the Senate but he’s one of the biggest hacks.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:24:06pm

re: #386 Belafon

Why?

I dunno. Just a hunch.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:24:16pm

re: #391 MsJ

That is too large a number to be explained away like that.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:25:15pm

So after months of “They’re still investigating the Clinton Foundation!” and breathless speculation every time they heard from a “source” that this AG or that field office was “looking into” the Foundation, we find out that the whole thing was smoke and mirrors. That the FBI never had a case, it was just going off the shit that the wingnut media was obsessing over.

FFS.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:25:30pm

re: #389 gwangung

Well, the thing is that ifit was that bad, there’s no guarantee that the right people will end up on top after it’s over, or they’ll have the overall welfare in mind when they are in charge.

And if they’re thinking of a conventional ejection, the mess will be bigger and messier and more time is gonna be doesn’t getting back to where we are now….and you’re just as likely to get a moderately liberal ruler anyway.

Revolutions are unpredictable. People who fantasize about them just fall in love with rhetoric and don’t consider anything.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:25:43pm

re: #377 HappyWarrior

If it is the Cubans though, that would explain why they’re not crossing over. I imagine Rubio remains a very popular man in the Cuban-American community down there.

Rubio is safe for them. Everything wrong for us Dems, but safe as hell for the Florida GOP. I don’t begrudge them this.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:26:28pm

re: #397 Stanley Sea

Rubio is safe for them. Everything wrong for us Dems, but safe as hell for the Florida GOP. I don’t begrudge them this.

Right. That said, I hope Rubio still loses of course.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:26:36pm
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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:26:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:27:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:28:58pm

re: #400 Kragar

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Sorry wingnut garbage, you don’t get to deport people just because you don’t like them. By the way as a mutt, do I get to choose where Emperor General Trump deports me? I like how they use a guy who literally was mentally ill as an example as an average Democrat and totally ignore the fact that a fucking Republican senator no less was talking about gunowners wanting to shoot Hillary but hey use one fucking guy with a mental illness to make your conservative self feel like a victim as you assholes always do.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:29:18pm

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kellyanne: Harumph!

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:29:26pm

re: #400 Kragar

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So they’ve decided deporting “illegals” isn’t enough, they’re also going to throw in political enemies.

Nothing fascist about that at all./////

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:30:15pm

re: #404 Targetpractice

So they’ve decided deporting “illegals” isn’t enough, they’re also going to throw in political enemies.

Nothing fascist about that at all./////

We’re talking about people who often openly admire Pinochet but hey Jonah, how’s that liberal fascism coming along, doughy pantload?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:32:50pm

Breaking news about Standing Rock.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:32:53pm

re: #402 HappyWarrior

Sorry wingnut garbage, you don’t get to deport people just because you don’t like them. By the way as a mutt, do I get to choose where Emperor General Trump deports me? I like how they use a guy who literally was mentally ill as an example as an average Democrat and totally ignore the fact that a fucking Republican senator no less was talking about gunowners wanting to shoot Hillary but hey use one fucking guy with a mental illness to make your conservative self feel like a victim as you assholes always do.

That’s GodEmperor Trump to you.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:33:16pm

re: #331 Ziggy_TARDIS

28% of Early Voting GOP defected.

How do they even know this?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:33:26pm

Obama wants it rerouted.

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DanielKi  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:34:18pm

re: #296 HappyWarrior

They have this delusion that Trump will mean “the people” will get so fed up and take to the streets. It and I don’t want to sound like I’m picking on him since he’s a firm supporter of Clinton’s now reminds me of how Bernie said how he’d deal with Republican opposition to his policies.

There is this implicit assumption that the rest of the population shares the same goals and will come along for the ride, if only they can be made to see the light. The tendency to frame Trumpism as being economically motivated also plays into this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:34:42pm

re: #409 Ziggy_TARDIS

Obama wants it rerouted.

As it should be.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:34:57pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:35:10pm

re: #411 Backwoods_Sleuth

Agreed.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:36:10pm

Dinner time!

Facebook Post

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:37:51pm
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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:37:56pm

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

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Unfuckingreal.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:38:07pm

re: #410 DanielKi

There is this implicit assumption that the rest of the population shares the same goals and will come along for the ride, if only they can be made to see the light. The tendency to frame Trumpism as being economically motivated also plays into this.

Yeah. It also assumes that everyone can just take time off to protest whenever the Congressional R’s reject policy. Honestly, I’m definitely more to the left of Obama and Clinton but I prefer their approach because their way will have long lasting change in a way that even if a nutter like Stein were elected could never do. Stein would be forced to do a lot of things by executive order that could easily be reversed and I highly doubt she would have a capable cabinet either.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:38:53pm

Game 6 of the WS seems to be a perfect metaphor for this election right now: The Cubs took an early lead and have held it since the first inning. And the best efforts of the Indians has turned what might have been a blowout game into a five-run deficit. Could the Indians still win? Sure. But as we get closer to the end, they’ve left the part of the game where they could possibly win on mediocre innings and now need awesome innings. Obsessing over the greater than zero chance they still have of pulling it off…that way lies madness.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:39:09pm

re: #408 GlutenFreeJesus

How do they even know this?

They surveyed people who have already voted.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:39:25pm

re: #415 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s good to hear. All very close but all winnable too.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:39:38pm

re: #321 freetoken

Snow Leopards rock.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:40:24pm

re: #420 HappyWarrior

That’s good to hear. All very close but all winnable too.

Kirk really blew it with that snotty comment in the debate. That 14 points for Tammy is amazing.

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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:04pm

re: #418 Targetpractice

Game 6 of the WS seems to be a perfect metaphor for this election right now: The Cubs took an early lead and have held it since the first inning. And the best efforts of the Indians has turned what might have been a blowout game into a five-run deficit. Could the Indians still win? Sure. But as we get closer to the end, they’ve left the part of the game where they could possibly win on mediocre innings and now need awesome innings. Obsessing over the greater than zero chance they still have of pulling it off…that way lies madness.

What’s the score?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:08pm

re: #418 Targetpractice

Game 6 of the WS seems to be a perfect metaphor for this election right now: The Cubs took an early lead and have held it since the first inning. And the best efforts of the Indians has turned what might have been a blowout game into a five-run deficit. Could the Indians still win? Sure. But as we get closer to the end, they’ve left the part of the game where they could possibly win on mediocre innings and now need awesome innings. Obsessing over the greater than zero chance they still have of pulling it off…that way lies madness.

It’s like being up by a touchdown with a 1 minute and change left and your opponent is out of timeouts. Could they win? Yes but the odds don’t favor it. For a second there, I thought you said that the indians came back and I went holy shit, I need to turn the game back on.

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KingKenrod  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:15pm

Great insight from Louis CK

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:44pm

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kirk really blew it with that snotty comment in the debate. That 14 points for Tammy is amazing.

Yeah he already was losing but now he’s going to get clobbered. Good riddance.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:45pm

re: #423 MsJ

What’s the score?

7-2 Chicago as the 7th inning is getting underway.

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Kragar  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:41:49pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:43:02pm

Uh-oh, looks like the media is getting bored with emails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:43:05pm
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MsJ  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:43:19pm

re: #427 thedopefishlives

7-2 Chicago as the 7th inning is getting underway.

Thank you!

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:44:17pm

re: #430 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Bill Weld really “fears for the country if Trump is elected” he & Gary should drop out and give their support to Hillary.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:44:18pm

re: #422 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kirk really blew it with that snotty comment in the debate. That 14 points for Tammy is amazing.

I hate to say it, but I think he is not quite recovered. Or is experiencing effects.

No pol every says that shit. Normally.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:44:43pm

re: #429 Ziggy_TARDIS

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Uh-oh, looks like the media is getting bored with emails.

You know maybe Evan should consider primarying Mike Lee down the road or running for Hatch’s spot. I couldn’t vote for him but he appears to be living in reality at least.

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:45:27pm

re: #430 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gee, the Libertarians have got their stuff together this time. Too bad their nominee is smoking so much of it.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:45:31pm

re: #434 HappyWarrior

You know maybe Evan should consider primarying Mike Lee down the road or running for Hatch’s spot. I couldn’t vote for him but he appears to be living in reality at least.

Some of my liberal Christian friends support him. I don’t know that much about him, but he’s not Trump and not Hillary and not a total crackpot, which already separates him from the rest of the pack.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:46:01pm

Yeah, should have worded that a bit better, but I thought my point got through. Could Trump still win next week? Sure. But with the present match-up in terms of polling, he needs a line of states to fall down like dominoes for him, one after the other. If even one fails to fall, it’s over for him. Hillary has so many paths to the presidency that you can make long lists of the states she could afford to lose and still win. But Trump basically only has one right now and it’s a very narrow one.

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jaunte  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:46:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:46:35pm

re: #436 thedopefishlives

Some of my liberal Christian friends support him. I don’t know that much about him, but he’s not Trump and not Hillary and not a total crackpot, which already separates him from the rest of the pack.

He’s too conservative for me but he lives in reality at least.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:47:26pm

I think what might be happening in Florida is happening in Florida, and Florida alone.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:47:58pm

re: #439 HappyWarrior

He’s too conservative for me but he lives in reality at least.

Kinda sad when this has to be said about a political candidate for a modern election. We shouldn’t even be having dealings with candidates who don’t live in reality, and yet Trump is going to win an embarrassingly large proportion of the popular vote.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:49:17pm

re: #440 Ziggy_TARDIS

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I think what might be happening in Florida is happening in Florida, and Florida alone.

Even still, Florida is a must win state for him. By the way if it’s 10%, that’s a little higher than average. I think Romney was getting like 90-92% of the registered R vote. And as for North Carolina, you can’t ignore that McCrory is unpopular so you’re going to have a lot of Dems eager to vote his ass out too.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:50:38pm

re: #441 thedopefishlives

Kinda sad when this has to be said about a political candidate for a modern election. We shouldn’t even be having dealings with candidates who don’t live in reality, and yet Trump is going to win an embarrassingly large proportion of the popular vote.

Remember when Jon “Abolish the EPA” Hunstman was seen as a GOP moderate. That’s what the GOP has come to these days where a guy who wants to abolish the EPA is a moderate. Or John Kasich who was actually the defendant in the case that legalized same sex marriage and has signed numerous anti-choice legislation into law and is overall a condescending prick.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:50:41pm

re: #430 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:51:39pm

re: #440 Ziggy_TARDIS

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I think what might be happening in Florida is happening in Florida, and Florida alone.

Uh, if that poll is accurate, Trump is still in deep shit. Romney enjoyed 93% of the GOP votes cast and still lost by 5 million votes.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:53:14pm

re: #445 Targetpractice

Oh, he would be, assuming the poll is remotely near accurate.

However, what I am trying to say is that the defection rate in Florida could be much higher as a result of the somewhat odd fact that Cuban-Americans make up so much of the Republicans down there.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:53:29pm

re: #445 Targetpractice

Uh, if that poll is accurate, Trump is still in deep shit. Romney enjoyed 93% of the GOP votes cast and still lost by 5 million votes.

We remembered the same thing. That’s not good news for Trump at all. Not all GOP exiles against Trump are going to be equal.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:54:28pm

re: #446 Ziggy_TARDIS

Oh, he would be, assuming the poll is remotely near accurate.

However, what I am trying to say is that the defection rate in Florida could be much higher as a result of the somewhat odd fact that Cuban-Americans make up so much of the Republicans down there.

See what you mean now. Yeah that’s probably it. I’d also imagine Florida Republicans might be a little more moderate than North Carolina ones too.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:54:58pm

Ivanka Trump woman ad in CA. hahaha

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:55:32pm

re: #440 Ziggy_TARDIS

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I think what might be happening in Florida is happening in Florida, and Florida alone.

State records don’t say what Nate is asserting, they don’t break down how demographics voted or indeed return votes at all at this point. What happened in Florida is they called people who they KNEW already voted and asked them directly. Nate is talking about cold calls to people who SAY they’re Republicans who already voted and he’s wrongly attributing those results to the State.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:55:51pm

re: #449 Stanley Sea

Ivanka Trump woman ad in CA. hahaha

May as well have it in Melania’s Slovenia because neither are voting for Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:57:13pm

re: #451 HappyWarrior

May as well have it in Melania’s Slovenia because neither are voting for Trump.

Melania speech on Thurs!!!! Wheeee

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:57:29pm

Slovenci proti Trump

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 7:58:37pm

re: #452 Stanley Sea

Melania speech on Thurs!!!! Wheeee

Am I bad a person if it rubs me the wrong way that she’s going to be the first person that many people think of when they hear Slovenia? I don’t think Melania’s a bad person to be truthful though. Her step sons OTOH.

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Targetpractice  Nov 1, 2016 • 8:02:27pm

re: #446 Ziggy_TARDIS

Oh, he would be, assuming the poll is remotely near accurate.

However, what I am trying to say is that the defection rate in Florida could be much higher as a result of the somewhat odd fact that Cuban-Americans make up so much of the Republicans down there.

That’s the thing, Hillary doesn’t need that missing 10%+ to vote for her, she just needs to them to vote third party or stay home. Trump needs them and every one he loses is a vote he has to find somewhere else. He started this election needing to win what Romney did and add to it. If he’s losing ground, then he’s losing.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 1, 2016 • 8:04:01pm

re: #455 Targetpractice

That’s the thing, Hillary doesn’t need that missing 10%+ to vote for her, she just needs to them to vote third party or stay home. Trump needs them and every one he loses is a vote he has to find somewhere else. He started this election needing to win what Romney did and add to it. If he’s losing ground, then he’s losing.

Exactly.


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