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Charles Johnson  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:03:47pm
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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:04:35pm

I love Wonkette’s snarky writing style:

Radicalized FBI Sleeper Cell Probably Led By Rudy Giuliani

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CarolJ  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:07:22pm

I honestly thought when I saw the #SpiritCooking hashtag, I was going to see stuff about Christian hosted dinners or recipes that somehow raised consciousness or something.

You know this says more about both the epistemic closure of the Republicans and the ineptitude more than anything else. The weekend before the election: Dems, get out the vote activity, rallies, getting people what they need to vote, rides to the polls. Republicans: except for poll watcher stuff: #SpiritCooking, an obsession on the occult practices of a John Podesta and the pictures in his bedroom (nobody’s business as far as I’m concerned). And a lot of conspiracy theory stuff.

Not even an effort to peel off weak Hillary supporters or anything. Takes too much work to do and actually talking to people.

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jaunte  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:11:18pm

Henderson NV

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:14:15pm

re: #4 jaunte

Wow. I’m glad we have mail voting in Nebraska.

(You know, I’ve never been to a poll. I always voted by absentee ballot when I was in the Navy. When I was homeless I was disenfranchised. I was not allowed to register in Oklahoma in time for the 2008 election due to my homelessness that ended in 2007. In Nebraska I have always voted by mail ballot since I moved here.)

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jaunte  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:16:16pm

re: #5 Anymouse

I early voted last week; it was pretty painless at 8:30 in the morning.

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:17:49pm
“… in a complicated, diverse society like this…”

Therein lay the problem.

The tea partiers who now flock to Drumpfskind and who spend all day listening to hate radio explicitly do not want what Obama calls a “complicated, diverse society”.

Most expressly, they don’t want it.

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teleskiguy  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:19:40pm

I dropped my ballot off at Town Hall 11 days ago. The county mailed the ballot to me a few days prior. So easy.

Three of the 22 states—Oregon (2000), Washington (2011) and Colorado (2013)—hold all elections entirely by mail. Other states permit all-mail elections in certain circumstances, such as for special districts, municipal elections, when candidates are unopposed, or at the discretion of the county clerk.

That’s right, we have no polling stations.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:20:13pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Trump has awakened a powerful force. Once a bloc of voters sees how much influence they have on elections, they will keep on voting in future elections.

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:20:29pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

So what happens when your ballot gets lost in the mail?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:22:51pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:23:27pm

re: #10 freetoken

You can pick up a ballot at your county clerk and recorder and sign an affidavit that you’re only voting once, under penalty of law.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:23:29pm

“We need to teach our children critical thinking.”

Republicans will never agree to that.

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:23:34pm

Maher get’s easily caught up into wacky things like the GMO thing.

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:24:09pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

You can pick up a ballot at your county clerk and sign an affidavit that you’re only voting once, under penalty of law.

I meant the return of your ballot.

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b.d.  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:24:11pm

Funny thing about voting, once you start doing it you usually don’t stop. I, for one, welcome the new Latino bloc. No need to apologize for being late.

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whitebeach  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:24:46pm

I like going to the polling place itself, and will be there again this time. I admit that mail voting is great (my mother votes this way simply because at her age the trip to the voting site and the wait there are too hard on her).

My favorite was the gym of a Catholic school in NYC. In Baton Rouge I started at a mainly black middle school, but then got switched to a firehouse south of LSU. Here in Bossier Parish it’s an elementary school fifteen miles away. I still like it, despite the drive on crappy Louisiana country roads and the fact the I’ll be surrounded by profoundly ignorant and racist Trump supporters. It’s just that the whole experience of being there, wherever there is, feels so damn American, in the best way.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:25:35pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

I dropped my ballot off at Town Hall 11 days ago. The county mailed the ballot to me a few days prior. So easy.

That’s right, we have no polling stations.

Nebraska eliminated rural and village polling stations to save money. (I would argue if in-person voter fraud were a thing, then having a person in my village manning the polling station we used to have in the fire hall would be the best deterrent: the poll judge would know everyone in the precinct personally.)

In the meantime, on the jokester’s Twitter feed where he has the Chicago Cubs rally as a Trump rally in Philadelphia, another jokester posted this:

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:26:17pm

re: #17 whitebeach

I like going to the poll too.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:26:29pm

re: #10 freetoken

So what happens when your ballot gets lost in the mail?

I turned mine in directly to the county clerk on a day when I had to go into town anyway.

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Kragar  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:26:46pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:28:20pm

re: #15 freetoken

That I don’t know. The clerk and recorder encourages dropping off your ballot at designated ballot boxes, there’s one in every town in my county. This is the third year Colorado has gone all mail, and that hasn’t been a story. Everyone I know that voted dropped their ballots off in person.

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b.d.  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:30:09pm

That was a good interview.

Obama dodged the pot question which was very dissapointing but very kindly and slyly took him to the woodshed on his GMO paranoia.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:30:35pm
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Jay C  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:31:02pm

re: #21 Kragar

From your link:

If this seems surprising, consider this: Up until the primaries were over, the military favorite was Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), who received $374,600. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came in a close third after Clinton.

Weird…

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:31:15pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

I dropped my ballot off at Town Hall 11 days ago. The county mailed the ballot to me a few days prior. So easy.

That’s right, we have no polling stations.

The problem I have with our mail-in voting system is that it, at least potentially, eliminates the privacy of the voting booth. There has been some discussion of how wives of Trump supporting husbands might vote for Clinton when nobody is looking. What happens when they’re filling out that ballot at their kitchen table with their husband looking over their shoulder?

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:33:52pm

re: #26 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

I agree that may be a (limited) problem. There are plenty of strongly patriarchal families out there. I can imagine some quivering quiverfull wife having to submit her ballot for her husband’s approval before she sends it in.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:34:31pm

re: #25 Jay C

From your link:

Weird…

Military people like myself were never big on the idea of being sent into battle unless necessary.

Neither Sanders nor Clinton are big on the idea of sending the military off to war “just because.” Trump on the other hand… .

Meanwhile, feast on this:

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teleskiguy  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:34:52pm
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Jay C  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:35:06pm

re: #26 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

The problem I have with our mail-in voting system is that it, at least potentially, eliminates the privacy of the voting booth. There has been some discussion of how wives of Trump supporting husbands might vote for Clinton when nobody is looking. What happens when they’re filling out that ballot at their kitchen table with their husband looking over their shoulder?

I’m guessing that if that’s the way those households go, those potential Clinton voters will have plenty of practice keeping stuff private—-

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electrotek  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:35:53pm

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:36:17pm

re: #13 Single-handed sailor

“We need to teach our children critical thinking.”

Republicans will never agree to that.

One reason why they don’t cotton to Common Core, because CC reading lessons focus on non-fiction and understanding/analyzing it.

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b.d.  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:36:57pm

re: #29 teleskiguy

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Yep, Trump’s schedule for the next 3 days reminds me of the saying about a blind dog in a butcher shop.

Just randomly snapping at the air hoping to find a piece of meat.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:37:00pm
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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:37:12pm

re: #31 electrotek

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teleskiguy  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:37:15pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

Yes. Not worth seeing their garbage on my timeline.

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whitebeach  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:38:18pm

re: #26 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

The problem I have with our mail-in voting system is that it, at least potentially, eliminates the privacy of the voting booth. There has been some discussion of how wives of Trump supporting husbands might vote for Clinton when nobody is looking. What happens when they’re filling out that ballot at their kitchen table with their husband looking over their shoulder?

Interesting point, which also raises some statistical questions. For instance, what percentage of those wives have semiliterate Trump-supporting husbands who tell them, “Ah, babe, fill out mine too, wouldya? I’m watching the game.”

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:39:32pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

I’m not on Facebook. I have a stalker ex-wife and I don’t care to be a voluntary funding source for libertarian dudebros like Peter Theil.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:39:37pm

Also, my new embossed foil icon of Deer Jesus is classy AF:

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Belafon  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:40:28pm

re: #37 whitebeach

Interesting point, which also raises some statistical questions. For instance, what percentage of those wives have semiliterate Trump-supporting husbands who tell them, “Ah, babe, fill out mine too, wouldya? I’m watching the game.”

The percentage of women who might have voted for Clinton but gave their husband the ballot to fill out is 0. If they were going to vote for Clinton, they wouldn’t hand it off to someone else.

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Interesting Times  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:40:48pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

Thankfully I have only one (that I know of). Former co-worker, went full Alex Jones several years ago -_- I haven’t defriended him, but I have “unfollowed”, which means I never see his posts in my feed. I also also added him to a custom “restricted” list so he hardly ever sees anything I post.

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b.d.  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:40:57pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I deleted their crazy source links one by one so now I only see a fraction of their crap and any real post they put up stands out.

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Kragar  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:41:12pm
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Joe Bacon  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:41:38pm

I went to the LA County Registrar/Recorder to check and make sure they got my vote and they confirmed it.

I believe it’s going to be a madhouse here with pretty long lines. We have a bunch of folks in my apartment building who have naturalized and this will be the first time they are going to vote. Lots of them are excited and they sure want to butt-bongo Trump at the ballot box.

Especially eager to vote are several Islamic women who are truly upset at the way Trump trashed Mrs. Khan! They say they will stay in line all day long if they have to to teach that evil man a lesson!

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jaunte  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:42:16pm
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Joe Bacon  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:43:44pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

Yes I have deleted over a dozen friends or family members who have clearly gone off the deep end…

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mmmirele  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:46:54pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

I put someone I have known for 20+ years on /ignore on IRC tonight. He’s an incredibly smart guy but he’s got Clinton Derangement Syndrome BAD. By contrast, I have a known Trump supporter among my FB friends, but we kind of have an agreement.

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Interesting Times  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:47:54pm
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CleverToad  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:48:13pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

I dropped my ballot off at Town Hall 11 days ago. The county mailed the ballot to me a few days prior. So easy.

That’s right, we have no polling stations.

We have polling stations down here in Arapahoe County CO, if folks didn’t get their mailed ballot or just prefer to vote in person. What’s handy is that you can now go to any polling station in the county for either the early voting or election day voting, instead of having an assigned polling location as in previous years.

Be interesting to see if other states start following similar models. It’s very convenient.

EDITED TO ADD: Yeah, I sort of miss the civic feeling of voting in person with my fellow citizens. But if this method boosts participation, it’s a good thing. For this particular election, it also means most CO voters don’t have to worry about armed idiots at their polling place.

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Tigger2  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:48:30pm

re: #26 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

The problem I have with our mail-in voting system is that it, at least potentially, eliminates the privacy of the voting booth. There has been some discussion of how wives of Trump supporting husbands might vote for Clinton when nobody is looking. What happens when they’re filling out that ballot at their kitchen table with their husband looking over their shoulder?

They just don’t fill them out when their husband is around.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:49:32pm
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ipsos  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:51:32pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart

The Kotlikoff for President party seems to have chosen its candidate well!

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Lidane  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:53:16pm

re: #31 electrotek

I haven’t deleted anyone on my FB, but boy have I gone on a page hiding spree in this election. Whenever anyone I knew would share a page from some RWNJ blog or conspiracy site, I’d hide everything from that page, like so:

I’ve hidden obvious fake news sites. I’ve hidden RWNJ horseshit like Breitbart and Dim Hoft. I’ve hidden political meme pages that made my brain hurt. But I keep the people around.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:54:56pm

I see Rod Silva of the Nutrition Party is on the ballot …

Mr. Silva owns a restaurant that only serves “health” food.

rodsilva2016.com

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Kragar  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:56:52pm
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Archangelus  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:57:33pm

The more things change…

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Jay C  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:57:34pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart

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We were wondering about the Nutrition Party - not much of a platform, but probably a dynamite buffet…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:57:49pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

I only have a few on FB. Most of them don’t post that often. One of my good friends is a wingnut but hates Trump. I actually find him more frustrating than the Trumpers I know because he frequently posts bs or whining about stupid shit like people wanting better wages. Obviously wanting a better wage isn’t stupid but whining about who do is. He’s a really good friend so I’d never remove him. It does annoy me how he was apolitical and then went super wingnut and acts like a fucking know it all when he gets his info from people like Shapiro, Crowder, and “common sense conservative.” It honestly frustrates me with people who post nothing but politics and I include people I agree with in that equation too.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:59:36pm

wehuntedthemammoth.com

Heartiste: Defeat Hillary by calling her male supporters “mincing betaboys”

Yeah, that oughta work. Mr. Hertiste is an MRA if you didn’t know, and We Hunted the Mammoth shreds him.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 9:59:36pm

re: #54 Anymouse

I see Rod Silva of the Nutrition Party is on the ballot …

Mr. Silva owns a restaurant that only serves “health” food.

rodsilva2016.com

He seems like a decent guy but not cut out to be president. It’s a good cause with our obesity rate tho.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:01:13pm

re: #59 Anymouse

wehuntedthemammoth.com

Heartiste: Defeat Hillary by calling her male supporters “mincing betaboys”

Yeah, that oughta work. Mr. Hertiste is an MRA if you didn’t know, and We Hunted the Mammoth shreds him.

Yeah that’s gonna make me change my mind. Being called a “Beta” by a chuckenshit mra dickbag who thinks he’s awesome simply because he happened to be born with a dick.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:02:01pm

re: #52 ipsos

The Kotlikoff for President party seems to have chosen its candidate well!

Wikipedia - Laurence Kotlikoff
Has ballot access to more than 270 electoral votes

On ballot: Colorado, Louisiana
As write-in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia

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jaunte  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:02:54pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Shouldn’t that be “cuckenshit?”

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electrotek  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:03:18pm

Thank God Milo can never run for President.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:05:19pm

re: #63 jaunte

Shouldn’t that be “cuckenshit?”

It’s 1 am here, cut me some slack heh. Anyhow Trump is probably the biggest wimp ever to receive a major party nomination. He complains constantly. If they seriously think he’s a tough guy, then they haven’t met too many.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:05:37pm

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Yeah that’s gonna make me change my mind. Being called a “Beta” by a chuckenshit mra dickbag who thinks he’s awesome simply because he happened to be born with is a dick.

Fixed it for you.

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Lidane  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:06:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:07:24pm

re: #66 Anymouse

Fixed it for you.

Nah, that works but these guys really think simply being men means they’re awesome. Shrug, it was a 50/50 thing. I’m happy being a man of course but I don’t think being a man makes be better than being a woman.

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jaunte  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:07:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:09:39pm

Michael Dukakis was a military vet and principled opponent of capital punishment. McGovern was a war hero who stood to his principles in opposing Vietnam. Trump? A pampered brat who cries when he’s criticized.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:10:15pm

re: #67 Lidane

It’s like popcorn in slow-motion…

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:11:37pm

re: #68 HappyWarrior

Nah, that works but these guys really think simply being men means they’re awesome. Shrug, it was a 50/50 thing. I’m happy being a man of course but I don’t think being a man makes be better than being a woman.

I never understood the MRA mindset; I didn’t even run into it until last year on the Internet. I don’t think I ever met such a person (who admitted it openly at least).

It never struck me as a way to treat others, men or women. It never occurred to me that women would like to be treated like dirt. Must be that beta thing in me, being raised in a family of all women since I was a teenager. Turned me into a beta that respects all people, not just those with appendages hanging out. Pesky empathy thing, no wonder no women like me (wait, that’s not so).

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allegro  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:12:19pm

re: #71 FormerDirtDart

It’s like popcorn in slow-motion…

Popcorn with a tummy I so want to rub.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:13:50pm

re: #72 Anymouse

I never understood the MRA mindset; I didn’t even run into it until last year on the Internet. I don’t think I ever met such a person (who admitted it openly at least).

It never struck me as a way to treat others, men or women. It never occurred to me that women would like to be treated like dirt. Must be that beta thing in me, being raised in a family of all women since I was a teenager. Turned me into a beta that respects all people, not just those with appendages hanging out. Pesky empathy thing, no wonder no women like me (wait, that’s not so).

I think the MRA thing is relatively new. It’s a bunch of insecure assholes who can’t handle that women have progressed a lot and their response is to whine and also some horrible shit like harassment and rape apologia.

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electrotek  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:17:23pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

I think the MRA thing is relatively new. It’s a bunch of insecure assholes who can’t handle that women have progressed a lot and their response is to whine and also some horrible shit like harassment and rape apologia.

All the while crying about a non-existent ‘rape epidemic’ in Europe, oddly enough.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:21:18pm

re: #72 Anymouse

What mystifies me at 53 is the transactional mentality that MRA’s have in which they offer ordinarily kind acts to a woman, such as holding the door or carrying groceries—and then expect sex from her as if you could pay for a sex worker with S&H (or is it B&J??) Green Stamps! I never heard that before, not even as an adolescent male!

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:22:28pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

I think the MRA thing is relatively new. It’s a bunch of insecure assholes who can’t handle that women have progressed a lot and their response is to whine and also some horrible shit like harassment and rape apologia.

Well, there are certain Libertarian (Large L) extremists that hold that if a woman is on your property (like anything else) she is yours to exploit.

I addressed this issue with my wife when I was deprogramming her learning more about her Libertarian Party activities and she noted that was a small subset of Libertarians, and many of them are MRA’s. That led me to finding out what an MRA was.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:24:19pm

MRAs are the biggest bunch of p*ssies in the world, and they have an Everest-sized case of obsessive projection. That’s all the understanding one needs.

I haven’t removed my Trumpite FB friends but I have unfollowed/source blocked quite a bit. I don’t get into it with them because Trumpism is a religion springing from people’s fears and collective daddy issues (our culture has a nasty sadistic streak, and some people love the feel of boot-sole on their neck).

I have dropped hints and provocative posts now and again, about things like bullshit memes, confirmation bias, psychotic fake news, and conspiracy theories, but the two biggest Trumpies I know keep “liking” those posts without realizing I’m talking about them. Sigh. ><

One of them is a good-hearted friend who’s so far up the collective ass of Hillary Conspiracy Theories that I don’t think he can come out again. I almost told him today that he was making a fool of himself with the loony-tunes shit he asks everyone to “consider” before voting for H-Rod, but thought better of it.

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Anymouse  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:26:05pm

Somebody Replaced Matt Drudge’s Heartworm Medication with Speed (goes to Wonkette)

He is all over the Podesta-occult blood sacrifice axis.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:37:19pm

FBI joins probe into Saudi student’s death at UW-Stout

The FBI has joined the investigation into the death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia who was attacked in the city’s entertainment district as bars closed and Halloween revelers headed home early Sunday.

Police have not made an arrest, and have not been able to confirm if Hussain Saeed Alnahdi’s death outside Toppers Pizza was a hate crime, Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson said in a prepared statement Friday afternoon. Police have released little information about what they have learned about events leading up to the incident.

“However, we will not dismiss the possibility until the (police department) has concluded the investigation,” the police chief added.

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Alyosha  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:38:09pm

There are probably thousands who have beat me to it, but whatevs :)

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TedStriker  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:41:37pm

re: #81 Alyosha

There are probably thousands who have beat me to it, but whatevs :)

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Blast Hardcheese.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:45:11pm

re: #81 Alyosha


And here I thought it was Big McLargeHuge or Slate Slabrock*

*tip ‘o the hat to the folks at MST3K

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William Lewis  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:47:25pm

re: #80 Trumpkins, Vote Nov. 28th!!

FBI joins probe into Saudi student’s death at UW-Stout

Hmm. Menomonie (known in our area as Monotony) is an extremely racist town. You do not go into most of the bars in town if you aren’t Lilly white. Usually a major beating for infractions of going anywhere but the few “approved” locations. Eau Claire, where I grew up, was 20 minutes and 200 years away from there.

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retired cynic  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:49:38pm

re: #84 William Lewis

Gosh, I used to visit there as a kid, ulp!, 60 years ago. Was probably just too young to notice problems, if they existed then. The native Americans weren’t treated well, I found out later.

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Alyosha  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:50:06pm

Finally watching Goodfellas. Getting acquainted with all the memes. Not a bad movie either.re: #83 Dr Lizardo

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And here I thought it was Big McLargeHuge or Slate Slabrock**tip ‘o the hat to the folks at MST3K

Chris Christie and Rick Perry, respectively.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:53:07pm

re: #86 Alyosha

Finally watching Goodfellas. Getting acquainted with all the memes. Not a bad movie either.

Chris Christie and Rick Perry, respectively.

Goodfellas is one of the greatest gangster films of all time. If you’ve never seen it, there’s a Brazilian film called City of God that’s just as outstanding.

imdb.com

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TedStriker  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:54:53pm

re: #86 Alyosha

Finally watching Goodfellas. Getting acquainted with all the memes. Not a bad movie either.

Chris Christie and Rick Perry, respectively.

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William Lewis  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:55:17pm

re: #85 retired cynic

The native Americans weren’t treated well, I found out later.

Over here on the western side of the state they’re better treated than over near Michigan. Too many posse comitatus & neo-nazis over there plus they handled the treaty rights issues far worse there.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:56:05pm

Interesting Data in NC.

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retired cynic  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:56:14pm

re: #89 William Lewis

Over here on the western side of the state they’re better treated than over near Michigan. Too many posse comitatus & neo-nazis over there plus they handled the treaty rights issues far worse there.

I haven’t been up there in 50 years, so my experience is pretty…. old.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:56:50pm

re: #90 Ziggy_TARDIS

If Florida is anything to go by, this not good for Trump.

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freetoken  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:57:13pm

re: #90 Ziggy_TARDIS

Surge of the Drumpfskindanhangers?

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EPR-radar  Nov 4, 2016 • 10:58:48pm

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

My recommendation would be to cut off Trump supporters that are offensive about it (or about politics in general) and keep the ones that are inoffensive. Of course, it’s entirely possible that there’s no such thing as an inoffensive Trump supporter.

This is all theory for me, since I’m not on FB.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Nov 4, 2016 • 11:01:24pm

re: #93 freetoken

NYT has an article on that theory.

Summary: They likely don’t exist in significant numbers.

Also, apparently African-American turnout has caught back up. If Florida and Nevada are anything to go by, Trump has a problem in NC now too.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Nov 4, 2016 • 11:13:43pm

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retired cynic  Nov 4, 2016 • 11:14:39pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

You got it!

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 4, 2016 • 11:17:34pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

Indeed.

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TedStriker  Nov 4, 2016 • 11:18:35pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Amory Blaine  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:09:12am

re: #89 William Lewis

My wife is Ojibwe. I remember going up to the rez pre-casino days. So much racism from Woodruff it’d make you sick. After the casino (which makes little money BTW, when the entire collective workforce makes ~$10 an hour there isn’t much left for gambling), it got a little better. Now all the racists complain about how rich all the indians are (not my wifes tribe among many others, but facts don’t permeate). Here’s a piece of history with some good ol’ Wisconsin racism.

Wisconsin Walleye War

Edit to add:

During the spring walleye spawning seasons of 1989, 1990 and 1991, the task force deployed hundreds of police officers from around the state to help local sheriffs maintain order at lakes where Chippewa members began exercising their newly reaffirmed rights. Hundreds of protesters lined boat landings to make their case that tribal members enjoyed “special rights” under Crabb’s decision. They shouted offensive slogans and sometimes threw rocks at the tribal fishers and the protection officials. To disrupt the fishing, protesters launched boats and circled the fishers at high speed, trying to upend the Chippewa fishers, who were standing in boats to spear fish by lamplight. Other protesters joined mass arrests, at least one of which degraded into a melee when police moved to seize sound amplification devices from protest leaders.

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retired cynic  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:11:58am

re: #100 Trumpkins, Vote Nov. 28th!!

OMG. Horrible!

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Amory Blaine  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:23:21am

I’ll also add that many on the rez viewed me suspiciously as an outsider. Can’t say I blame them considering the treatment they got from the surrounding white community.

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freetoken  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:29:38am

Yale University Art Gallery recently put up a video from a lecture on New England, specifically Rhode Island, history. The history of slavery in RI, and in more detail how the newly arriving African’s would live in the colony.

The lecturer touches on the problems of the Native American women who were left after the local wars, when Native American men were either killed or shipped off. Shunned as they were by the Europeans, they would mingle and thus intermarry with the African community.

It’s long but worth watching, your early Saturday morning history lecture:

American Irony: Religious Freedom and Slavery in Colonial Newport

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William Lewis  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:36:39am

What better relations we have over here is due more to WOJB the rez public radio station than anything else. The white folks come for the tunes and slowly get educated too…

The casino brings in bigger money over here too and that spills over to others in the area which helps. LCO spends a lot of it on infrastructure so that if it ever stopped coming in they’d still be better off than back then.

I can remember coming up here with my parents back in the early 70’s and seeing too many homes with dirt floors and no water much less indoor toilets.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:52:47am

re: #104 William Lewis

Heh. My wife’s gramma had no indoor plumbing up there and they bathed in one of these (similar looking) when she was a little girl.

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MsJ  Nov 5, 2016 • 1:16:33am

re: #28 Anymouse

Military people like myself were never big on the idea of being sent into battle unless necessary.

Neither Sanders nor Clinton are big on the idea of sending the military off to war “just because.” Trump on the other hand… .

Meanwhile, feast on this:

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Interesting comment from that Texas Tribune article:

Trump and the republicans are the ones rigging the election. Read this. “Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law believes the Republican nominee played a role in the FBI’s decision to review new Hillary Clinton email’s. In a radio interview late Friday, Lara Trump said, “I think my father-in-law forced their hand in this … You know, he has been the one since the beginning saying that she shouldn’t be able to run for president, and I commend him on that.” If “he had not put that pressure on,” the new email’s would not be under as much scrutiny, she told WABC radio host Rita Cosby. She went on to say the latest email scandal would be the “nail in the coffin” of the Democratic presidential nominee. After FBI Director James Comey revealed Friday that new email’s had been discovered and would be reviewed, Trump announced the bombshell to supporters in New Hampshire” If you think this is about the candidates you are mistaken, it’s about the peoples right to democracy.

google.com

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 1:39:42am

re: #100 Trumpkins, Vote Nov. 28th!!

My wife is Ojibwe. I remember going up to the rez pre-casino days. So much racism from Woodruff it’d make you sick. After the casino (which makes little money BTW, when the entire collective workforce makes ~$10 an hour there isn’t much left for gambling), it got a little better. Now all the racists complain about how rich all the indians are (not my wifes tribe among many others, but facts don’t permeate). Here’s a piece of history with some good ol’ Wisconsin racism.

Wisconsin Walleye War

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Edit to add:

Interesting fact: This faithless Elector in Washington is the son of Bob Satiacum who led the treaty fishing rights movement here. Maybe he thinks Marlon Brando will show up to support him, too.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 5, 2016 • 1:44:45am

Steven Seagal is a better actor than a dancer, barely.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 1:48:08am
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 5, 2016 • 2:17:28am

re: #105 Trumpkins, Vote Nov. 28th!!

Heh. My wife’s gramma had no indoor plumbing up there and they bathed in one of these (similar looking) when she was a little girl.

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When I grew up in Canada in the late 50s I remember my grandmother would bring the tub into the kitchen, pump a few pails of water from the cistern in the basement with the hand pump on the side of the kitchen sink. Her water heater was just an electrically heated 30 gallon copper tank that was hand filled from the cistern, she’d add a few pails of water from the water heater and then give me a bath. Her hand pump well in her back yard in Manitoba had the best water in the world next to alpine snow melt on granite. She finally got town water in 1972 and installed an indoor toilet with a leach field system. The well water never tasted the same.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 5, 2016 • 2:23:22am

re: #110 Single-handed sailor

The outhouse in the back edge of the yard was painted white. It was called “The White House”. It had 2 seats, no waiting. It was still there in 1974 because it worked in -40 degree temperatures, unlike plumbing.

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freetoken  Nov 5, 2016 • 2:34:13am

Uh oh… they’ve found it

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

But the military says it is so far unable to explain the cause of the “acoustic anomalies”.

It’s cloaked.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 5, 2016 • 2:41:24am

re: #112 freetoken

Uh oh… they’ve found it

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

It’s cloaked.

That reminds me of the humming toadfish of Richardson Bay part of San Francisco Bay.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 3:56:25am

re: #112 freetoken

Uh oh… they’ve found it

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

It’s cloaked.

Tekeli-li!

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:00:34am

Fox News article, “Clinton sent daughter material that was later classified”

So, she sent something that was not classified.

No, it was classified later.

So, at the time she sent it it was unclassified.

It was classified later.

OK, I got it! She sent something that was not classified!

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:17:40am

re: #115 Single-handed sailor

Back when I learned computers, I learned CPU architecture at the logic gate level. I know how to build a register to hold/increment/perform addition on a number, whatever. These people fail at the simplest level of boolean logic.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:27:20am

re: #112 freetoken

Uh oh… they’ve found it

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

It’s cloaked.

Lo, for he has risen!
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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:29:23am

Just found out that the first girl I kissed has had a baby.
I feel old :D

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:29:45am

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

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Just days after the Cubs won the Series. I knew it was an omen!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:31:18am

re: #119 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Just days after the Cubs won the Series. I knew it was an omen!

When the Oshkosh Octopi or the Sequim Squids win the World Series, it’ll be time to worry.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:34:37am

re: #120 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When the Oshkosh Octopi or the Sequim Squids win the World Series, it’ll be time to worry.

Or maybe the Fighting Geoducks of Evergreen State College!

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freetoken  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:39:23am

UK’s own version of Drumpfskindanhangers are doing their best to imitate their American counterparts:

UK lawmakers demand end to attacks on Brexit ruling judges

British politicians called for an end to the harsh criticism of judges who dealt a blow to the government’s Brexit preparations, with a former attorney general saying the attacks by some fellow lawmakers and newspapers reminded him of fascism.

[…]

Bob Neill, the Conservative chairman of parliament’s justice committee, warned the attacks were “threatening the independence of our judiciary” and had “no place in a civilized land” and he called on May to intervene.

[…]

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:40:31am

re: #122 freetoken

UK’s own version of Drumpfskindanhangers are doing their best to imitate their American counterparts:

UK lawmakers demand end to attacks on Brexit ruling judges

Yeah, the Daily Mail and the Express are getting some serious pushback.

Good.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:45:38am

Last Note to Trump Voters: You Are Wrong and You Are Shit and Your Candidate Is Shit

….So my final words to them are this: You are wrong. Everything you believe is wrong. It isn’t just that it conflicts with my ideology. It’s that you are factually, demonstrably wrong, about Hillary Clinton, about Barack Obama, about Donald Trump, and your candidate consistently, flagrantly lies. He is utter shit. The fact that you don’t care about this makes you shit. You should be whipped out of the public sphere like vermin-infested dogs until you only occupy the hinterlands and can live in your compounds of shit. The rest of us are done with you.

I am going into this election with my eyes wide open to my candidate’s flaws. That makes me more honorable than the lot of you combined. So take your pathetic hatred of everything that has helped America progress and fuck yourself with it.

Adios, motherfuckers. The country is about to tell you to fuck off. And when next Tuesday is over, crawl back to your deplorable lives, eat shit, and disappear.

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Nojay UK  Nov 5, 2016 • 4:45:39am

re: #120 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

When the Oshkosh Octopi or the Sequim Squids win the World Series, it’ll be time to worry.

You can buy the Miskatonic U. T-shirt. Go ‘Pods!

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LastYearsMan  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:13:26am

re: #86 Alyosha

God, I love that movie. First time I saw it, I knew nothing about it and just went because it was the new flick in town. Saw it with a decent quantity of LSD in my system. That was … odd.

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LastYearsMan  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:17:48am

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

Happy to say I don’t seem to have any. I have conservative friends who hate Clinton with a fiery, irrational passion. But they all seem to be voting third-party this election.

Still, I’ve bounced a lot of people from my Facebook recently. I just have little patience for derp these days. Contrary and weird opinions are most welcome, but no derp. Life’s too short for such dumb-asses.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:19:13am

re: #108 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

He was trying to do a lezginka.

Самая Лучшая Лезгинка 2014, lezginka, ლეზგინკა

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:31:37am

re: #84 William Lewis

Hmm. Menomonie (known in our area as Monotony) is an extremely racist town. You do not go into most of the bars in town if you aren’t Lilly white. Usually a major beating for infractions of going anywhere but the few “approved” locations. Eau Claire, where I grew up, was 20 minutes and 200 years away from there.

I have a friend who lives on a farm just outside. When I went to visit it was the middle of winter, so lots of snowmobiles and shacks on the lake for ice fishing. The town didn’t seem to have much to offer except a decent coffee shop/lunch place near the university. I had applied for a job at the uni and now i guess I’m glad I didn’t get it (wife is not anglo).

Oh, and there used to be some big issues with the Hmong population around there, my friend told me.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:32:26am
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Jayleia  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:41:03am

re: #129 Nyet

And he was failing, miserably. I’ve had seizures that were better coordinated than Seagal’s dance.

But those guys…DAMN. Those are some impressive moves.

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Franklin  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:43:58am

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I deleted my Facebook account around the beginning of 2013.

I voted for Romney in 2012 then spent the next few weeks rethinking all the reasons why I had voted R since 2000. The tipping point for me was watching how each side handled Sandy Hook. And watching President Obama’s presser on that matter made me rethink every single negative thing that has ever been said about that man.

I never could have made that transition and personal exploration with all the crazies I knew on Facebook.

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freetoken  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:52:36am

I’ve got somewhere between 8 and a dozen Drumpfskind supporters in my Friends list.

None of them are particularly surprising or outside of demographic expected.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 5, 2016 • 5:52:44am

I have mostly just unfollowed, but two nights ago I finally unfriended a guy who claims to be embarrassed about Trump, but will vote for him. The reason for unfollowing: he posted an Ann Coulter article. I just don’t need that shit popping up in my face. There is no “perspective from the other side” in that.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:03:03am
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dangerman  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:09:26am

re: #118 Alyosha

Just found out that the first girl I kissed has had a baby.
I feel old :D

I was taught it doesn’t work that way

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:11:40am

re: #137 dangerman

I was taught it doesn’t work that way

It’s the toilet seat that does it.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:14:50am

re: #137 dangerman

I was taught it doesn’t work that way

Well, there are all kinds of scenarios…….

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jeffreyw  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:22:58am

Imgur


Good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:29:54am

re: #136 Nyet

107-year-old voter eager to cast her ballot

Love reading about this. Amazing to think about how we will have some women voters born into a world without suffrage and this lady experienced Jim Criw too.

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b.d.  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:36:23am

The tweet that should put all Sec. Clinton’s supporters worries to rest once and for all.


Happy Saturday all.
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plansbandc  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:42:43am

re: #31 electrotek

With impunity.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:48:17am

re: #142 b.d.

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Bass Reeves  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:51:31am

re: #31 electrotek

I have made a couple of good faith efforts, too many for my emotional stability in fact, to convince people. After a racist Trump mob (friends of friends of friend) converged on my Uncle’s fb feed and dumped shitty offensive meme after another, and a dude I went to fucking war with pushed back at me for saying a flat tax is dumb because Gary Johnson, I pared some people. I did the same thing after Ferguson, Pulse, France, the CIA torture report. I would get rid of it altogether, but there are like 2 people i can only contact through their fb.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:55:38am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:55:56am
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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:58:28am

re: #127 LastYearsMan

God, I love that movie. First time I saw it, I knew nothing about it and just went because it was the new flick in town. Saw it with a decent quantity of LSD in my system. That was … odd.

The only movie I’ve ever seen on acid was Trollhunter. It was excellent. Those days are behind me now.

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 6:59:26am

re: #137 dangerman

I was taught it doesn’t work that way

I knew that was coming.
After 13 years I should hope not :)

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:03:40am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:07:44am

So far I think no fake Wikileaks emails have been found. But that’s also how it works if you want to sneak one fake ‘bomb’ among the real stuff. Will be interesting whether it happens in these few days.

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:08:02am

They just can’t bring themselves to state emphatically that Trump lied, again…

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:08:17am

re: #32 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

One reason why they don’t cotton to Common Core, because CC reading lessons focus on non-fiction and understanding/analyzing it.

I love Common Core. It’s the way I learned how to teach math to elementary school students way back in 1998, and learning it that way finally made me understand how math actually works.

I see how CC is helping my children. They have to write in all subjects, write and explain the reasoning behind their answers. Hell, yes, I think that’s a good thing!

I don’t know how many people I’ve seen bitching about Common Core when they clearly don’t understand anything about it. I give them a link to the CC standards and ask them to take a look at them and tell me what they don’t like or what they disagree with. Not one single person has replied, telling me that they were too lazy (most likely) or they looked and realized that they were idiots because there was nothing wrong with the standards (least likely).

Oh, and as for early voting in Nevada, I missed it this year, so I’ll be going to my polling place on November 8. For once, they actually made that a day off from school, so that’s a good thing. We’ll all go as a family, bringing the kids with us like we usually do. Newspaper said that something like 57,000 people early voted yesterday, just yesterday!!! That’s amazing. I think Clinton will have easily won in Nevada. I’m basing that on the number of early voters, the demographics of the early voters, and the fact that I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. LOL. Yeah, that last one doesn’t really count, but…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:08:33am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

They just can’t bring themselves to state emphatically that Trump lied, again…

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But he tells it as is!//

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:08:38am

So, I’m binge-watching Season 1 of Columbo. Good stuff.

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:10:47am

re: #151 Nyet

It must be weird, being Russian, not Tweeting behind a pseudonym, against Trump and Wikileaks, and not being paid a dime for your efforts hehe

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:11:42am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

They just can’t bring themselves to state emphatically that Trump lied, again…

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And be sued? Lying involves intent and Trump can always say he was merely mistaken.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:12:03am

re: #156 Alyosha

It must be weird, being Russian, not Tweeting behind a pseudonym, against Trump and Wikileaks, and not being paid a dime for your efforts hehe

What am I doing with my life? //

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:13:17am

re: #31 electrotek

Yep. Every single one of them. If they were that interesting, they wouldn’t be supporters of Trump in the first place.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:25:53am

re: #148 Alyosha

The only movie I’ve ever seen on acid was Trollhunter. It was excellent. Those days are behind me now.

Heavy Metal

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:30:17am

re: #160 Eventual Carrion

Heavy Metal

I’m thinking that movie South Park riffed on with the cat piss?

Kenny - Heavy Metal


If so then h*ck yeah!

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Jayleia  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:33:35am

re: #160 Eventual Carrion

Heavy Metal and Zardoz ARE acid trips, no acid required.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:33:36am

re: #161 Alyosha

I’m thinking that movie South Park riffed on with the cat piss?

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If so then h*ck yeah!

Yep. Fun animated movie, good music.

HEAVY METAL-Nazareth-Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:34:57am

re: #108 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

“It’s easy to become Russian: just dance to Chechen tune”

Russia has a very low tax rate: they are trying to style themselves as a tax haven, an alternative to Switzerland for potential tax dodgers.

But since Russia does not enjoy the degree of trust in their discretion and long-term stability that Switzerland or Lichtenstein do, they are trying to attract high-profile players like Gerard Depardieu or Steven Seagal to make things more appealing.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:38:31am

re: #129 Nyet

He was trying to do a lezginka.

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Video

Well, I figured he was trying to do some kind of local dance, but he looks more like he’s swatting imaginary insects off his body.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:39:22am

DailyMail has conducted an interview with “Katie Johnson” before the failed presser and also published her photos.

The info offered by the Trump accuser casts some further doubt on her claim:

But she also said that in 1994 she had no idea who her attacker was and that it was only when she watched The Apprentice that she came to believe it was Trump, claiming that she could not forget her attacker’s face.

Of course that’s also a typical false memory scenario. That’s how numerous Treblinka survivors falsely, but with absolute certainty remembered John Demjanjuk as “Ivan the Terrible” (on the basis of which he was sentenced to death in Israel and only by chance survived because USSR broke apart and new documents, debunking the identification, came to light).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:48:36am
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Donkey With No Name  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:50:09am

re: #163 Eventual Carrion

Yep. Fun animated movie, good music.

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Was an eye-opening thing to see at 19 in the dorm common room … coming back 15 years later it didn’t all hold up, but “So Beautiful and So Dangerous” is great, and the B-17 sequence is still one of the scariest things ever animated IMO.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:50:23am

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thanks, Obama.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:53:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:55:08am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:02:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:02:51am

re: #172 Dr. Matt

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:03:42am

re: #172 Dr. Matt

Personally, I would not trust Donald Trump with my child — of any age.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:05:19am

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

Vote for me, or I will throw this baby off the stage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:06:17am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:07:12am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:07:32am

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

All two of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:08:01am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:08:07am

re: #178 Nyet

rofl

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:08:42am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:09:31am

re: #181 Nyet

Cleanest? Nope. Not even close.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:11:31am

Why do these people think “Remember when Hillary did a really good job on a difficult case when she was just 27 and fresh out of law school” is an argument against her?
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:11:57am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:13:03am

re: #184 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

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No kidding.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:13:42am

re: #183 Ace-o-aces

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Why do these people think “Remember when Hillary did a really good job on a difficult case when she was just 27 and fresh out of law school” is an argument against her?

They hate the idea that everyone is entitled a defense.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:13:43am

re: #175 wheat-dogghazi-mailgate

Vote for me, or I will throw this baby off the stage.

“Mr. Trump, the baby looks like he’s gonna poo…Whoopsadaisy! You’re getting a new suit, Mr Trump!”

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Jay C  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:13:57am

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, OK then! Feldmarschall von Drumpfskind has spoken! I guess those Iraqi armored divisions ought to just scuttle right back to Baghdad* …..

* which, to be fair (not that it validates Trump’s imbecilic “analyses”), they have done before.

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Kryptik in Mourning  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:13:59am

re: #182 PhillyPretzel

Cleanest? Nope. Not even close.

It’s so insane and amazing how many people seem to legitimately buy the scary ‘God-Emperor’ deification of Trump during the course of this election.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:16:15am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:17:26am

re: #183 Ace-o-aces

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:17:26am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:18:04am

re: #187 Sherlock Hound

“Mr. Trump, the baby looks like he’s gonna poo…Whoopsadaisy! You’re getting a new suit, Mr Trump!”

Mr. Trump, there’s a new leak coming!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:18:16am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think it a bad idea to count or announce results of early voting…

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No Depression  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:18:35am

re: #181 Nyet

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White male entitlement in 140 characters or less. Trump is a total piece of shit that insults people and tells blatant lies on a hourly basis, and he’s running the cleanest campaign in recent memory? Don’t make me laugh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:20:21am
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mmmirele  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:21:33am

re: #105 Trumpkins, Vote Nov. 28th!!

Heh. My wife’s gramma had no indoor plumbing up there and they bathed in one of these (similar looking) when she was a little girl.

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OMG. Does that bring back memories! Not that I ever bathed in one of those, but my mother has had one for as long as I can remember, and at times, it’s been used to put newspapers in before recycling and to be the outer pot for a rubber plant. I have no idea what it’s being used for now. I should look around the house when I’m over there today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:22:54am
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:23:06am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it a bad idea to count or announce results of early voting…

The only think being announced is the number of registered Democrat and Republican voters. The ballots themselves have not been counted and will not until polls close at 7:00 p.m. on November 8.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:23:07am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh please Kellyanne just stfu already.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:24:00am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That language last night? You mean the language he’s been using for years?

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:24:23am

re: #200 HappyWarrior

She’s a perfect robot without a conscience.

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gwangung  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:24:26am

re: #194 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it a bad idea to count or announce results of early voting…

I dunno….I think news of high Latinx voting is gonna fire up Latinx voting on Election Day (and probably Dem voting).

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:24:55am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

That language last night? You mean the language he’s been using for years?

CNN: Donald Trump’s profanity tirade, drops the “f-bomb’

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:25:10am

re: #203 gwangung

I dunno….I think news of high Latinx voting is gonna fire up Latinx voting on Election Day (and probably Dem voting).

Yes, this. It’s pretty easy to see just by looking at who is standing in line for early voting that they aren’t Trump voters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:25:21am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:26:10am

re: #204 Nyet

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Besides HRC has never criticized Donald for cursing, she done it for him belittling people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:28:03am

re: #199 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

The only think being announced is the number of registered Democrat and Republican voters. The ballots themselves have not been counted and will not until polls close at 7:00 p.m. on November 8.

aha…and god knows how many registered Republicans are voting Hillary or leaving the Presidential ballot line blank.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:28:20am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:28:51am

re: #208 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Exactly.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:28:56am

With all the polls wavering on Nevada, claiming that it could go either way, I really, really, really hope that when the final votes are counted, Trump will be crushed by the numbers. I don’t want a little victory. I want a decisive crushing, period.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:28:57am

re: #205 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Yes, this. It’s pretty easy to see just by looking at who is standing in line for early voting that they aren’t Trump voters.

That was my impression when I saw images of the lines in 2008…those people were not lining up for McCain and Sarah P

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:29:31am

Here’s a pretty radical re-casting of a Black Sabbath tune by Charles Bradley. You wouldn’t think that it would work as a soul ballad, but it does.

OFFICIAL VIDEO: Charles Bradley “Changes”

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:29:39am

re: #208 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

aha…and god knows how man registered Republicans are voting Hillary or leaving the Presidential ballot line blank.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a bunch of those registered Republicans vote for Hillary or go third party.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:30:30am

re: #211 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

You, me and a lot of others.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:30:54am

re: #214 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I wouldn’t be surprised if a bunch of those registered Republicans vote for Hillary or go third party.

I know a few who are going just that.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:31:11am

re: #213 makeitstop

Sounds great!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:33:06am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:34:10am

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sid’s face is like the WASPM privilege personified.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:34:22am

Super punchable.

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:34:35am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:37:08am

re: #221 Frankie Five Angels

i am convinced that the uncouth one has no idea what he is saying. Or maybe he does but does not care. It is difficult to tell with an egomaniac.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:38:22am

pssst, donald…those gods2 loons aren’t the kind of African American support you want to brag about.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:39:05am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:39:57am

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

If he did that there may be a fine headed his way.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:40:29am

re: #222 PhillyPretzel

i am convinced that the uncouth one has no idea what he is saying.

He’s just running out the clock now. Campaign Death Watch 2016 has begun.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:41:35am

Hey Y’all, I’ve been blissfully away for most of the last few days. Catching up & want an update to any and all the grimy details. What is Josh speaking of here?

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:42:42am

re: #227 Stanley Sea

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:44:00am

HAHAHAHAHAAA!

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Sen. Ron Johnson campaign rally (all times local):

10:25 a.m.
Donald Trump has canceled a Sunday rally in Wisconsin.

Trump’s campaign spokesman Matt Schuck said Saturday that the rally was canceled due to a scheduling conflict. Trump was to have been in West Allis, outside of Milwaukee, around the same time that the Green Bay Packers game was kicking off.

wrex.com

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:44:36am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:44:46am

re: #226 makeitstop

He’s just running out the clock now. Campaign Death Watch 2016 has begun.

I don’t know. I think he’s become totally detached from reality and I do wonder if his campaign advisers are feeding his delusions because either they believe it themselves or they’re too afraid to tell him the truth.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:45:24am

Morning Lizardim from the beautiful, cool, clear wild north country. So I’m mildly annoyed now - FiveThirtyEight has shown Clinton slipping yet again. I’m kind of doubting myself now. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious Saturday?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:45:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:45:54am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:46:22am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

I read Schuck as schmuck. It could be the effects of my allergy meds (Benadryl).

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:46:58am

re: #232 thedopefishlives

At this point we all need to stop watching the polls. Wednesday all will be clear. What to do what to say or not.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:47:04am
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calochortus  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:47:20am

re: #232 thedopefishlives

Morning Lizardim from the beautiful, cool, clear wild north country. So I’m mildly annoyed now - FiveThirtyEight has shown Clinton slipping yet again. I’m kind of doubting myself now. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious Saturday?

This lizardperson is fine. Pay no attention to Nate Silver. Go for a walk on your glorious Saturday. It’s what I’ll be doing here on my glorious Saturday.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:47:48am

re: #228 Nyet

If Melania stays with that asshole after this ……..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:48:48am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:49:11am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

If Melania stays with that asshole after this ……..

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:49:43am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

What does this mean?

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calochortus  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:50:02am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

If Melania stays with that asshole after this ……..

Generally, a third wife shouldn’t expect fidelity.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:50:48am

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You’ve got to be fucking kidding me! How could any court not laugh such a law out of the room? AARGHH!!

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calochortus  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:51:35am

re: #242 Nyet

What does this mean?

You can’t have someone go out and pick up a bunch of absentee ballots and deliver them to the polling place. The individual has to bring or mail it in.

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:51:36am

I’m way behind…

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:52:15am

re: #238 calochortus

This lizardperson is fine. Pay no attention to Nate Silver. Go for a walk on your glorious Saturday. It’s what I’ll be doing here on my glorious Saturday.

I did that. I think I need to remember my own words - even if Trump does win, we’ll somehow survive it. It will not be the Apocalypse. (Well, maybe it will, but I have a feeling we’ll survive even that.)

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:52:15am

re: #241 Nyet

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

And can continue her affair with her trainer. Or the street vendor she met.

Trump is just so vile.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:52:26am

re: #242 Nyet

What does this mean?

You can’t collect a number of your neighbor’s ballots and drop them off in the dropbox—like I did last week. Here it’s just to save a stamp of course….

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:52:36am

re: #245 calochortus

Exactly. That is how it works in most states.

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:53:27am

Via Politico:

AT A RALLY in Tampa this morning, Trump said the following things: “The Cubans just endorsed me” and said he would campaign in the coming days in Minnesota, a state that hasn’t voted Republican in a presidential race since 1972.

Read more: politico.com
Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:54:01am

re: #242 Nyet

What does this mean?

cnn.com

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:54:25am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:56:45am

Apologies, I appear to be very behind in the news.

My airbnb is so great, no TV. I had no idea how CNN et al were poisoning my mind. I admit at home I have it on all the time. Ugh. Still have today & tomorrow to chill.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:58:24am

re: #254 Stanley Sea

Where are you?

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 5, 2016 • 8:59:49am

re: #230 FormerDirtDart

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:01:02am

re: #255 Nyet

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dangerman  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:02:02am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump’s Wisconsin rally tomorrow rally is cancelled, per campaign. Trump also suggested on stage that he’d campaign in MN at some point…

there’s still a lot of time between now and 11/28

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:02:13am

re: #257 Stanley Sea

Sounds very idyllic!

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:02:40am

re: #257 Stanley Sea

Sounds Welsh :)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:03:14am

re: #258 dangerman

there’s still a lot of time between now and 11/28

He’ll need that time to cover all 57 states.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:03:22am

re: #259 Nyet

Sounds very idyllic!

Yah, today I’m going to shop at all the kitsch shops. There’s a Christmas store which will definitely take my $$$

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:04:15am

re: #262 Stanley Sea

Mmm, great!

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FormerDirtDart  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:04:43am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:05:33am

I miss my kit though!!!

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:06:01am

re: #265 Stanley Sea

With friends or neighbors?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:07:18am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:07:51am

re: #264 FormerDirtDart

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Jorge Ramos and Univision have been wonderful.

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:07:58am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:08:24am

re: #266 Nyet

With friends or neighbors?

Neighbs doing the duty. I hope they are red-dotting her to keep her 1/2 way happy.

The beauty is when I return, she’s a mess. I love it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:08:26am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They’ll go after Lebron when he campaigns for her too.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:08:48am

re: #241 Nyet

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

She’s going to be as old as Trump before Trump’s kids stop suing to have her blocked from any inheritance. It’s what they do.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:09:03am

re: #264 FormerDirtDart

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A lot of Latin American people have come here liking the idea of democracy, they’ve seen how not to run one at home, absorbed the American do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do ideals of it, and now they’re making them come true. Hope it sticks, and they continue to contribute.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:09:21am

re: #265 Stanley Sea

I miss my kit though!!!

I dunno if you saw, but we brought home bro & sis kittens last night!

.and this is Spock.

Mucho adjustment going on here. Scout wants to either kiss or eat them, Trixie the cat has got them on iggy, my wife and I take turns hanging out with them in the bathroom. Big fun with small cats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:09:50am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Jorge Ramos and Univision have been wonderful.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:10:01am

re: #270 Stanley Sea

Neighbs doing the duty. I hope they are red-dotting her to keep her 1/2 way happy.

The beauty is when I return, she’s a mess. I love it.

Can we have a photo or two then? :P

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:10:51am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Of course.

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calochortus  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:10:55am

Imma gonna take my own advice and go for a walk on this lovely Fall day, just as soon as I get the sheets changed and into the wash.

Catch you later.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:11:40am

re: #274 makeitstop

I dunno if you saw, but we brought home bro & sis kittens last night!

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Mucho adjustment going on here. Scout wants to either kiss or eat them, Trixie the cat has got them on iggy, my wife and I take turns hanging out with them in the bathroom. Big fun with small cats.

Both pics are Spock….

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:12:03am

Here’s the other kitten, Bean. My new pal.

This is Bean….
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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:12:49am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:12:52am

re: #280 makeitstop

In a no-nonsense posture!

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:13:06am

re: #274 makeitstop

I dunno if you saw, but we brought home bro & sis kittens last night!

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Mucho adjustment going on here. Scout wants to either kiss or eat them, Trixie the cat has got them on iggy, my wife and I take turns hanging out with them in the bathroom. Big fun with small cats.

No I didn’t. SO HAPPY FOR YOU. Oh the times you’ll be having.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:13:11am

re: #279 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Both pics are Spock….

Yeah, I noticed. And then I couldn’t edit in the other pic, so Bean got his own post. :)

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:15:12am

re: #276 Nyet

Can we have a photo or two then? :P

when she loves me to death, yeah. Cuz it’s rare when she shows it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:15:22am

re: #284 makeitstop

Yeah, I noticed. And then I couldn’t edit in the other pic, so Bean got his own post. :)

Spock looks like my Killer, though probably bigger—Killer’s such a tiny little guy. And cranktailed, though it’s just the last inch or so that’s bent.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:15:42am

re: #280 makeitstop

Here’s the other kitten, Bean. My new pal.

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I LOVE the name Bean.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:16:34am

re: #254 Stanley Sea

Apologies, I appear to be very behind in the news.

My airbnb is so great, no TV. I had no idea how CNN et al were poisoning my mind. I admit at home I have it on all the time. Ugh. Still have today & tomorrow to chill

You could extend that ‘vacation’ feeling when you get home by leaving CNN off permanently. ;)

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:17:06am

re: #281 Alyosha

Plus I guess now that whole Don King debacle never happened…

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BigPapa  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:17:07am

Trump is surging:

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:17:16am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

In Russian “bean” is “bob”. ;)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:17:22am

Bill Mitchell is having an epic twitter meltdown over the Nevada early voting reports.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:18:17am

re: #288 stpaulbear

You could extend that ‘vacation’ feeling when you get home by leaving CNN off permanently. ;)

You know what though? I cannot WAIT to watch on election night.

David Gergen has walked me through 2008 & 2012. He’s going to be my soothing political sage voice of 2016.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:18:49am

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bill Mitchell is having an epic twitter meltdown over the Nevada early voting reports.

Good. Maybe he shouldn’t have hedged his bets on things irrelevant to the actual election.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:18:58am

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bill Mitchell is having an epic twitter meltdown over the Nevada early voting reports.

As well he might. Clinton has a pretty damn solid 264—Nevada is all she needs for 270.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:19:57am

re: #286 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Spock looks like my Killer, though probably bigger—Killer’s such a tiny little guy. And cranktailed, though it’s just the last inch or so that’s bent.

Spock is still pretty small, but they’re only about 5 1/2 months old. Bean is the bigger of the two, but even he’s pretty small now. Not quite pocket-sized, unless you have big pockets. :)

re: #287 Stanley Sea

I LOVE the name Bean.

The names came with them. We’ll probably start by calling them by their names, then end up calling them something completely different like we always do.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:20:08am

If Nevada goes her way as speculated, I feel really good about Florida too. The GOP really fucked up by treating Hispanic voters like shit and it’s going to have a visible cost in this election.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:20:41am

re: #291 Nyet

In Russian “bean” is “bob”. ;)

Then I shall call him Bob! lol

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:21:02am

re: #298 makeitstop

Then I shall call him Bob! lol

KING BOB!!!!

[Drops mic.]

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BigPapa  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:22:34am

Women and hispanics will save us from this tyrant.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:25:27am

re: #300 BigPapa

Women and hispanics will save us from this tyrant.

Especially after 650 million Hispanics move here the week of Nov. 9-16.

Or is it Jan. 21-28?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:25:38am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:26:04am

Repost, because this is everything

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:27:12am

re: #301 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Especially after 650 million Hispanics move here the week of Nov. 9-16.

Or is it Jan. 21-28?

A taco truck in every neighborhood, a pupuseria on every corner, and a bottle of Peruvian not Chilean pisco for all.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:27:47am

re: #300 BigPapa

Women and hispanics will save us from this tyrant.

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:29:06am

re: #304 HappyWarrior

A taco truck in every neighborhood, a pupuseria on every corner, and a bottle of Peruvian not Chilean pisco for all.

Hopefully, Hillary will launch an overseas aid program to bring taco trucks to the Czech Republic!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:29:19am

re: #305 stpaulbear

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

You, my Dad, my uncles, and the other old white dude lizards. It’s a team effort. This millennial white guy is going to be happy to vote for Clinton over the small hand Putin wannabe.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:29:32am

re: #305 stpaulbear

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

Did my part a few weeks ago. Well, I’m 47…..not really old, per se.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:30:15am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

Hopefully, Hillary will launch an overseas aid program to bring taco trucks to the Czech Republic!!

You guys need pupusas and Peruvian chicken too. Seriously, Latin food is awesome. Gotten a lot of exposure to Peruvian cuisine due to my brother’s extended family.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:30:24am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

You, my Dad, my uncles, and the other old white dude lizards. It’s a team effort. This millennial white guy is going to be happy to vote for Clinton over the small hand Putin wannabe.

And I will be doing the same. Along with most of the Democratic candidates on my ticket.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:31:33am

re: #307 HappyWarrior

You, my Dad, my uncles, and the other old white dude lizards. It’s a team effort. This millennial white guy is going to be happy to vote for Clinton over the small hand Putin wannabe.

I saw a tweet this morning that called Trump “Putin’s summer intern”.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:31:51am

re: #310 thedopefishlives

And I will be doing the same. Along with most of the Democratic candidates on my ticket.

Yep straight Dem ticket here too.

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BigPapa  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:32:03am

re: #305 stpaulbear

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

I’m driving my wife to the polls so she can get Nasty for the first time.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:32:12am

re: #308 Dr Lizardo

Did my part a few weeks ago. Well, I’m 47…..not really old, per se.

+-30?

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:33:02am

re: #312 HappyWarrior

Yep straight Dem ticket here too.

It probably won’t be a straight party ticket for me. I actually do my homework on candidates before voting for them, and there’s one race where, believe it or not, I could not find any information on either of the candidates. Their websites were both broken (how does that even happen?!), and for some reason, I have had a hell of a time finding position statements on any of the voter information aggregate sites. So I will likely not be voting for that particular office.

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Jay C  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:34:09am

re: #301 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Especially after 650 million Hispanics move here the week of Nov. 9-16.

We’ll need a lot more taco trucks! And corners to park them on!
Wow! A manufacturing AND an infrastructure boom at once!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:34:09am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw a tweet this morning that called Trump “Putin’s summer intern”.

Summer 2016: Intern, President Vladimir Putin, Russian Federation.
As President Putin’s intern, I used my position to praise him to the American people even though I don’t know him. I denied Russian hacking in the American presidential election. I also denied Russian presence in Ukraine to the American people despite all evidence to the contrary.

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451_Montag  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:35:40am

re: #304 HappyWarrior

A taco truck in every neighborhood, a pupuseria on every corner, and a bottle of Peruvian not Chilean pisco for all.

Oh yeah on the Pisco. Funny (to me) story. Just yesterday some friends visited from Peru and they bought sustinence. Weirdly you can’t buy evaporated milk in Rio so they bought a few cans. Tonight we drink Algarrobina!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:36:06am

re: #315 thedopefishlives

It probably won’t be a straight party ticket for me. I actually do my homework on candidates before voting for them, and there’s one race where, believe it or not, I could not find any information on either of the candidates. Their websites were both broken (how does that even happen?!), and for some reason, I have had a hell of a time finding position statements on any of the voter information aggregate sites. So I will likely not be voting for that particular office.

That’s frustrating. We only have the one Congressional race aside from the Presidential election though. It’s going to get very interesting here though if Hillary wins. We have a governor election here anyhow but if Clinton wins, we’re going to need a new Senator and hopefully Terry Mac chooses someone to hold the seat who will be a good candidate in 2018 when Kaine’s term would have been up.

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plansbandc  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:36:15am

Straight dem ticket leaving blank any R who’s unopposed. Will never give another vote to a Republican.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:36:29am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:36:58am

So, in binge-watching first season episodes of Columbo, I’m now watching “Murder by the Book”, the third episode.

Notably, directed by Steven Spielberg. And I found this great photo of the late, great Peter Falk with Spielberg on set.

Spielberg and Peter Falk on the set of “Murder by the Book”, 1971

What a great moment.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:37:41am

re: #318 451_Montag

Oh yeah on the Pisco. Funny (to me) story. Just yesterday some friends visited from Peru and they bought sustinence. Weirdly you can’t buy evaporated milk in Rio so they bought a few cans. Tonight we drink Algorabbina!!!

I was with some friends in NYC. Bought some Chilean (would have bought Peruvian but the liquor store only had Chilean), the bottle broke by accident and I was telling my SiL about it and she pretty much said served me right for buying Chilean rather than Peruvian. The Chilean-Peruvian rivalry amuses me but because my extended family are Peruvians, I definitely side with the Peruvians.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:37:58am

re: #319 HappyWarrior

That’s frustrating. We only have the one Congressional race aside from the Presidential election though. It’s going to get very interesting here though if Hillary wins. We have a governor election here anyhow but if Clinton wins, we’re going to need a new Senator and hopefully Terry Mac chooses someone to hold the seat who will be a good candidate in 2018 when Kaine’s term would have been up.

Truth be told, it seems to be rare these days when a Republican does hold positions on issues that are more in line with my philosophy than their Democrat opponent. But, I don’t ever take anything for granted or make assumptions. Evan Bayh is a wildly popular Democrat in Indiana, because he is about the most conservative Democrat you could envision.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:38:38am

re: #322 Dr Lizardo

So, in binge-watching first season episodes of Columbo, I’m now watching “Murder by the Book”, the third episode.

Notably, directed by Steven Spielberg. And I found this great photo of the late, great Peter Falk with Spielberg on set.

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What a great moment.

God Steven looks totally different without glasses and a beard.

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:39:22am

My brother, sister, and sister-in-law live in Cincinnati and that’s three votes for Hillary in a state that matters.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:40:34am

re: #322 Dr Lizardo

Watching 2nd season of Penny Dreadful. Weird series, but OK.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:40:54am

re: #325 HappyWarrior

God Steven looks totally different without glasses and a beard.

Yeah, he does. He was only 24 when he directed that episode and he showed, despite his tender years, the signs of brilliance that was to come a few years later with Jaws.

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mmmirele  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:42:18am

Imma just going to leave this here. This is only the barest tip of the batshit crazy out there. While this doesn’t go all the way to “God wants Donald Trump to win and he’s told me, his prophet, that it’s going to happen,” it does remind me of 2008. That’s when all the so-called “prophets” were for sure that God was going to make McCain president over Obama (and we know what happened).

*blink*
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451_Montag  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:42:33am

re: #323 HappyWarrior

I was with some friends in NYC. Bought some Chilean (would have bought Peruvian but the liquor store only had Chilean), the bottle broke by accident and I was telling my SiL about it and she pretty much said served me right for buying Chilean rather than Peruvian. The Chilean-Peruvian rivalry amuses me but because my extended family are Peruvians, I definitely side with the Peruvians.

My wife is a Peruana, so I get the Chile thing. Peruvian Pisco is the best. We had a guy who made his own. Like to say good memories, but that would be a lie. Really, no memories.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:42:35am

re: #328 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, he does. He was only 24 when he directed that episode and he showed, despite his tender years, the signs of brilliance that was to come a few years later with Jaws.

Yeah he started off really young film making. He still makes great films too. I enjoyed Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, and War Horse.

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Alyosha  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:43:51am

re: #322 Dr Lizardo

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:43:52am

re: #330 451_Montag

My wife is a Peruana, so I get the Chile thing. Peruvian Pisco is the best. We had a guy who made his own. Like to say good memories, but that would be a lie. Really, no memories.

Hahaha, my brother’s been down there twice now. My experience with her and her extended family has been awesome. Such warm people. I always feel bad when her cousins remember me but I can’t remember their names. Meanwhile my own brothers forget our own cousins heh.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:44:19am

re: #326 Frankie Five Angels

My brother, sister, and sister-in-law live in Cincinnati and that’s three votes for Hillary in a state that matters.

That’s an important county too I believe.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:45:40am

re: #332 Alyosha

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Yes I have, Lieutenant. :D

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Kilroy was here  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:45:45am

re: #322 Dr Lizardo

So, in binge-watching first season episodes of Columbo, I’m now watching “Murder by the Book”, the third episode.

Notably, directed by Steven Spielberg. And I found this great photo of the late, great Peter Falk with Spielberg on set.

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What a great moment.

I’ve loved Peter Falk since I saw him as Max, the Samwise Gamgee of the Great Race

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:47:12am

re: #335 Dr Lizardo

Yes I have, Lieutenant. :D

My cousins who like yourself live overseas have too. Was pretty amused when one of them posted a video of Louis CK on Conan with “I don’t know who he is but this was good.” Surprised since I thought Louie would have gotten some popularity over in the UK.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:47:29am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:47:32am
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retired cynic  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:47:49am

re: #287 Stanley Sea

I LOVE the name Bean.

From the Louise Penny mysteries?

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wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:48:21am

re: #320 plansbandc

Straight dem ticket leaving blank any R who’s unopposed. Will never give another vote to a Republican.

I usually leave blank anyone who is unopposed. I made an exception this time for the woman who is running for county clerk. She’s been the assistant clerk for decades, and her husband has been one of my customers for decades, and he always had three jobs, including WalMart. Then he opened a custom car-painting shop with a buddy. He’s always taken care of the boys around him, even after his grew up and went away.

So they deserve a raise, and a retirement plan.

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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:49:36am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart

They just can’t bring themselves to state emphatically that Trump lied, again…

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And it’s such an important issue, right? Thanks, NBC, for devoting your resources to refuting a slam book accusation instead of, you know, looking into things like Trump taxes, charities, scams, illegal hirings and firings etc. etc.

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jaunte  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:50:06am

re: #339 Nyet

99.9% chance that everyone named Jesus is voting against Trump.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:50:20am

re: #315 thedopefishlives

It probably won’t be a straight party ticket for me. I actually do my homework on candidates before voting for them, and there’s one race where, believe it or not, I could not find any information on either of the candidates. Their websites were both broken (how does that even happen?!), and for some reason, I have had a hell of a time finding position statements on any of the voter information aggregate sites. So I will likely not be voting for that particular office.

Is the mystery race a statewide position or something local? My district always goes D so I got to vote for incumbent state candidates that I’m pretty happy with. If in doubt about a statewide office, I’d go straight D ticket just to try to get MN government functioning again. The inability to get a bonding bill through last spring created massive headaches for most state agencies. The current breed of R’s in MN are the kind that see government shutdowns as a valid exercise in governing, which isn’t cool.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:52:17am

Enough real life for me. I’ll be back later I’m sure.

Heading to breakfast & a bloody mary.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:52:37am

jeebus…

And, to no one’s surprise, he is all over the #SpiritCooking thing.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:52:54am

What really bothers me is the Republican Party just appears to getting worse here. You guys remember Ken Cuccinnelli from a few years ago? Well you’re likely going to meet Corey Stewart here next fall and he likes to brag he was Trump before there was Trump. The GOP is having a primary instead of a convention which would favor Stewart but Ed Gillespie and Rob Wittman are also running in the primary and likely to split votes which I think would result in Stewart being the nominee.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:53:16am

re: #322 Dr Lizardo

So, in binge-watching first season episodes of Columbo, I’m now watching “Murder by the Book”, the third episode.

Notably, directed by Steven Spielberg. And I found this great photo of the late, great Peter Falk with Spielberg on set.

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What a great moment.

Young Spielberg looks just like young Ron Wood in that photo.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:53:24am

re: #315 thedopefishlives

It probably won’t be a straight party ticket for me. I actually do my homework on candidates before voting for them, and there’s one race where, believe it or not, I could not find any information on either of the candidates. Their websites were both broken (how does that even happen?!), and for some reason, I have had a hell of a time finding position statements on any of the voter information aggregate sites. So I will likely not be voting for that particular office.

I have to pore over the judicial candidates looking for right-wing buzzwords. I hate “non-partisan” races.

I voted for a couple who won’t win, but they said really good things in their blurbs. Their opponents are fine—recommended by all the right people, but if they get enough votes, maybe the conversation could shift a little.

We don’t get to vote for Seattle Port Commissioners any more. I know we’re not in Seattle, but we usedtocould (to use a Foxworthyism.)

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:54:25am

re: #344 stpaulbear

Is the mystery race a statewide position or something local? My district always goes D so I got to vote for incumbent state candidates that I’m pretty happy with. If in doubt about a statewide office, I’d go straight D ticket just to try to get MN government functioning again. The inability to get a bonding bill through last spring created massive headaches for most state agencies. The current breed of R’s in MN are the kind that see government shutdowns as a valid exercise in governing, which isn’t cool.

State representative. All of the local stuff is either running unopposed, or the school board members, which is irrelevant to me because my kids don’t go to the school in the local district.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:54:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:56:09am

re: #350 thedopefishlives

State representative. All of the local stuff is either running unopposed, or the school board members, which is irrelevant to me because my kids don’t go to the school in the local district.

In Kentucky, school board elections are relevant to anyone who pays property taxes because the school boards are the people who determine the school levy every year.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:56:48am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…

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And, to no one’s surprise, he is all over the #SpiritCooking thing.

Duke’s such a pathetic loser. And remember the number three Republican in the House wanted to be him “without the baggage.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:56:51am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:57:14am

re: #332 Alyosha

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Need a picture with Dog.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:57:45am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In short, Rudy doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about.

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makeitstop  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:58:04am

re: #340 retired cynic

From the Louise Penny mysteries?

I’m not sure where the name came from. We got the kittens from the daughter of friends who was fostering them, who got them from the mama cat’s family. I think they were named when they were small kittens.

We were talking about re-naming them, but the names seem to have stuck. They seem to like them. :)

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jaunte  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:58:30am

re: #354 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sometimes it’s hard to believe Douthat gets paid to write.

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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 9:58:30am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is he laying an egg? Or laying a can of whoopass on somebody?

(pedants are us.)

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:00:32am

I’m convinced that Nate Silver is so spooked by his incorrect predictions of the GOP primary that he keeps writing all this negative polling bullshit about Hillary. Go have a drink, Nate. Or four.

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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:01:03am

re: #173 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why would any sane person take a baby that young to a Trump rally? Oh—never mind.

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thedopefishlives  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:01:11am

re: #349 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I have to pore over the judicial candidates looking for right-wing buzzwords. I hate “non-partisan” races.

I voted for a couple who won’t win, but they said really good things in their blurbs. Their opponents are fine—recommended by all the right people, but if they get enough votes, maybe the conversation could shift a little.

We don’t get to vote for Seattle Port Commissioners any more. I know we’re not in Seattle, but we usedtocould (to use a Foxworthyism.)

I actually had to chuckle over the Minnesota Supreme Court election. The MN GOP endorsed one of the candidates… then revoked their endorsement because she was arrested for DWI and resisting arrest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:01:37am

And this is the difference between Hillary and Donald when it comes to rallies.
Donald thinks huge crowds are the same thing as polls.
Many of Hillary’s events may be smaller, but they are designed to GOTV, and it is proving to be very effective.

Donald and his crew haven’t figured that out (and refuse to even consider it).

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Mattand  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:01:44am

re: #31 electrotek

Out of curiosity, have you guys deleted Trump supporters off your FB profiles?

I can’t get myself to do it, but it may be because I’m too tolerant and the ones on my FB are those I went to middle and high school with. And it’s hard to cut off ties with people that I’ve known for a very long time.

I guess I just give the benefit of the doubt to too many people. I’ve gotten a lot of flack from others on my FB who share similar views as I do about letting them on my FB. But I happily allow dissent because dissent is what makes a healthy civil society in the end.

Just getting caught up on the thread.

Dissent or disagreement is one thing. Racism is another.

I’ve dropped a few people from FB over the last four years. Tangentially, you could call it politics, but most of the banished were either birthers or accusing Obama of being an ally of Al Queda.

I dropped one guy because he kept calling me an idiot due to the fact I disagreed with him over the ACA, but most of them had this “Fuck the ni-CLANG in the White House” attitude they can barely hide.

This is all a lead in to the fact my FB feed has been Trump-support free, because the people I shitcanned are most likely supporting Trump and the GOP.

And I’m just going to lay this out here with no apologies: supporting Trump means you’ve finally come to terms with the fact you’re a racist; or you’re too chickenshit to admit your racism and fine with letting Trump and the GOP be your proxies.

So, yeah; if I had Trump supporters on my FB feed at this point, I’d have kicked them to the curb right now. Because we’re way, waaaaay past the point of “dissent allowing for healthy discourse.”

There is absolutely nothing healthy that Trump brings to American democracy, and fuck the morons that are trying to make him leader of the free world. These people aren’t going to be satisfied until every civil right paid for with blood (most of it from minorities) since the Civil War is rolled back and set on fire.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:02:24am
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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:03:09am

A Trump voter…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:03:46am
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retired cynic  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:03:56am

My Dog, but this stuff is getting way out of hand.

esquire.com

About the Misinformation Business Model.

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:04:02am

re: #341 wrenchwench

I usually leave blank anyone who is unopposed. I made an exception this time for the woman who is running for county clerk. She’s been the assistant clerk for decades, and her husband has been one of my customers for decades, and he always had three jobs, including WalMart. Then he opened a custom car-painting shop with a buddy. He’s always taken care of the boys around him, even after his grew up and went away.

So they deserve a raise, and a retirement plan.

On my ballot, there were 21 judges to elect, of which only one had a challenger (a conservative whacko who’d been busted for DWI just before the 2014 elections, when she was also on the ballot). I made a point of filling in the ballot for all 21 of the incumbent candidates because of concerns that a fringe group could tip a judicial election with very few votes.

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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:05:45am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I didn’t even know Jay Z was running for president. Live and learn.

Oh, and fuck off, Kellyanne.

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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:07:38am

re: #365 Nyet

Well, that was anticlimactic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:08:27am

And donald has a rally in Wilmington NC just as the polling places close at 1 p.m. for the last day of the early voting.

Such organization!

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stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:10:22am

re: #350 thedopefishlives

State representative. All of the local stuff is either running unopposed, or the school board members, which is irrelevant to me because my kids don’t go to the school in the local district.

But most of the kids who live around you go to those schools. I don’t even have any kids, but I know that it’s incredibly important who controls the school boards. Look at what has happened in Texas.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:10:30am

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

And donald has a rally in Wilmington NC just as the polling places close at 1 p.m. for the last day of the early voting.

Such organization!

“Turn those machines back on!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:10:41am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:11:15am

Documents Reveal Melania Trump Worked Illegally But Was Never A Mexican

But did she send any emails? No? Never mind, then.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:11:39am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:11:39am

re: #373 stpaulbear

But most of the kids who live around you go to those schools. I don’t even have any kids, but I know that it’s incredibly important who controls the school boards. Look at what has happened in Texas.

Yep don’t want something approved by a future David Barton.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:11:58am

I just had a rather dark thought about the election but I will keep it to myself.

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KGxvi  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:12:24am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

But he has the best mind, the best

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:12:42am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:12:47am

re: #235 PhillyPretzel

I read Schuck as schmuck. It could be the effects of my allergy meds (Benadryl).

Or it could be your brain doing its own autocorrect.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:13:50am
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BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:14:40am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

If Melania stays with that asshole after this ……..

I, on the other hand, think they’re perfectly matched assholes.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:15:21am

re: #376 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is there a way to get to read the article without all of those darn pop-ups?

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wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:15:49am

re: #369 stpaulbear

On my ballot, there were 21 judges to elect, of which only one had a challenger (a conservative whacko who’d been busted for DWI just before the 2014 elections, when she was also on the ballot). I made a point of filling in the ballot for all 21 of the incumbent candidates because of concerns that a fringe group could tip a judicial election with very few votes.

You done good.

I also voted for our unopposed DA, who had some ‘mysterious’ traffic stop situation involving two of the law enforcement organizations who are under investigation for prior bullshit, including a murder-suicide by a cop (his boss, who was ‘handling things internally’ should be gone, not the DA.)

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jaunte  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:17:14am
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Nyet  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:17:21am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dave In Austin  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:17:47am

re: #371 Nyet

Well, that was anticlimactic.

[Embedded content]

Make sure you tell her you get your clarity from InfoWars.

390
Barefoot Grin  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:18:21am

re: #379 Eclectic Cyborg

I just had a rather dark thought about the election but I will keep it to myself.

I am probably sharing those dark thoughts. But I think we should keep our thoughts to ourselves.

391
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:20:20am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The only positive thing I can say about CNN—they have given Bakari a chance to shine! (It meant he was too busy to come to our party last month, but I’ll get over that.)

392
stpaulbear  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:21:37am

re: #389 Dave In Austin

Make sure you tell her you get your clarity from InfoWars.

Or from Shep Smith.

393
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:22:03am

still stamping her feet and yelling for somebody to pay attention to her.

394
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:22:42am

re: #181 Nyet

Lou Dobbs ✔ @LouDobbs
Why Doesn’t MSM Give @realDonaldTrump Credit for Cleanest Presidential Campaign in Recent History? #MAGA #TrumpPence16 #TrumpTrain #Dobbs
9:08 AM - 5 Nov 2016
971 971 Retweets 1,739 1,739 likes

Lou’s pouring whisky on his corn flakes again.

395
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:22:48am

What I hope this moron does on the air Wednesday morning.

Alex Jones crying compilation

396
Belafon  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:25:17am

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

still stamping her feet and yelling for somebody to pay attention to her.

[Embedded content]

If she’d ended it with “Sad!” or “Rigged!” it would have been complete.

397
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:26:46am

re: #311 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw a tweet this morning that called Trump “Putin’s summer intern”.

Paid or unpaid? Who am I kidding.

398
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:28:16am

If you’re praying to some almighty to influence the election on Tuesday, you need to take a good, hard luck at taking atheism seriously.

399
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:29:07am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:29:27am

re: #385 PhillyPretzel

Is there a way to get to read the article without all of those darn pop-ups?

I don’t know—my pop-up blocker seems to work pretty well. I get a damn pop-under window every once in a while, but not there. I let LGF hit me with everything, because I can’t afford to join.

401
BigPapa  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:29:49am

re: #395 Frankie Five Angels

‘we let fat perverts grab them in the airports to train them for the pedophile government’

Whackaloon Gold right there.

402
Eventual Carrion  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:30:33am

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Yeah, he looks like the silent type.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:32:01am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:32:02am

re: #401 BigPapa

‘we let fat perverts grab them in the airports to train them for the pedophile government’

Whackaloon Gold right there.

Alex Jones is calling somebody else a “fat pervert”? There’s a reason I never call anybody a fat pervert, Alex!

405
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:32:04am

re: #213 makeitstop

Here’s a pretty radical re-casting of a Black Sabbath tune by Charles Bradley. You wouldn’t think that it would work as a soul ballad, but it does.

[Embedded content]

Video

That was nice. Liked the all face emotion video too.

406
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:33:16am

re: #401 BigPapa

‘we let fat perverts grab them in the airports to train them for the pedophile government’

Whackaloon Gold right there.

That’s the exact part where I laughed so hard the cats ran off scared.

407
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:36:02am

re: #227 Stanley Sea

Hey Y’all, I’ve been blissfully away for most of the last few days. Catching up & want an update to any and all the grimy details. What is Josh speaking of here?

[Embedded content]

Did the kitteh take the vacation well? Or are there more cords to replace? : )

408
allegro  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:37:53am

re: #390 Barefoot Grin

I am probably sharing those dark thoughts. But I think we should keep our thoughts to ourselves.

I refuse to. Plus, I don’t see any reason to. I’m planning a wonderful evening Tuesday with a couple of girlfriends who will join me in watching a landslide win with a champagne toast to our first woman POTUS, a truly historic occasion. And the end of this fucking nightmare of an election year.

409
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:38:03am
410
PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:38:28am

re: #408 allegro

Amen.

411
Ace-o-aces  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:40:05am

One of the most annoying aspects of this election; conservatives whining about Twitter’s trending algorithm.
412
Dave In Austin  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:40:31am
413
HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:40:57am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

The Clinton ground game is going to be a key factor here.

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Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:41:28am

re: #413 HappyWarrior

The Clinton ground game is going to be a key factor here.

Huge, excuse me, YUUUUUGE factor.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:41:47am

re: #409 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

A friend volunteering in Nashua said that it’s so well covered that people were actually starting to sound a little pissed off when he knocked on doors—“yes, I’m voting for Hillary, please take me off the list now.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:41:52am

re: #411 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

One of the most annoying aspects of this election; conservatives whining about Twitter’s trending algorithm.

Yep, not giving a shit about WL’s crazy shit = censorship. So sick of conservatives constantly complaining and then having the nerve to say it’s liberals who complain. Uh listen to yourselves.

417
KGxvi  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:41:54am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

Everyone wants to believe they’re the hero. I call it the Annikan Skywalker Rule - if you believe you’re the hero, then whatever you are doing is for the greater good, even if that means you’re cutting down younglings with a lightsaber

418
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:43:30am

re: #336 Kilroy was here

I’ve loved Peter Falk since I saw him as Max, the Samwise Gamgee of the Great Race

[Embedded content]

For anyone who’s never seen it, do watch the Dick Cavett show from 1970 with Falk, Cassavetes and Gazzara. It is a classic!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:44:04am
420
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:45:14am

re: #300 BigPapa

Women and hispanics will save us from this tyrant.

And African Americans/Blacks.

421
HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:45:26am

I ore a tie with an elephant on it. Mom says nice tie but your boss is going think you’re a Republican. Said I thought my beard would put doubts aside about that and whom I’m working for.

422
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:45:29am

re: #418 BeachDem

For anyone who’s never seen it, do watch the Dick Cavett show from 1970 with Falk, Cassavetes and Gazzara. It is a classic!

Oh, God! I saw that in real time! All three stoned out of their gourds! Dick was pissed.

423
HappyWarrior  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:46:02am

re: #414 Frankie Five Angels

Huge, excuse me, YUUUUUGE factor.

It helped Obama. It will HRC.

424
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:47:31am

lolololol

425
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:48:33am
426
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:49:16am

re: #305 stpaulbear

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

I tossed my dirt in an envelope and mailed it a week ago this past Thursday. Checked on line for acceptance confirmation yesterday. Dirt received and in place.

I have Hillary hope in ‘hio!

427
Dr. Matt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:49:52am

Society’s lowest common denominator

428
Dr. Matt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:50:53am

re: #423 HappyWarrior

It helped Obama. It will HRC.

And this….

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:51:59am

re: #428 Dr. Matt

That is because we had to fight for it and that is why we hold it dear.

430
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:54:48am
431
plansbandc  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:55:51am

re: #428 Dr. Matt

Doesn’t surprise me a bit. Women don’t want that piece of garbage to be POTUS.

432
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:56:21am

lol, sure, tell us another one…
433
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:57:49am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

Judd Legum ✔ @JuddLegum
1. Guiliani explicitly said a few days ago that he was speaking with current FBI agents

Now he says that’s not true thkpr.gs
12:45 PM - 5 Nov 2016

I so hope this is the last time we have to hear from Rudy. He is such a bag of lies and hypocrisy and so freaking slimy.

434
wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:59:28am

I just had a pleasant political discussion with a customer, after I fixed his tires. No presidential items came up, but we disagreed on the death penalty, which isn’t even on the ballot here, but the governor is pushing it to be reinstated. It wasn’t so pleasant that I changed his mind or anything, but he told me about having lost customers at his place over politics (he’s a dentist) and pledged I would never lose his business over politics. And I said he could even bring me tires off of some outdoor woodworking equipment that have no tubes and leak at the seat, and I would fix them (that’s what happened today).

435
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 10:59:50am

I did a little research last night.

1. Romney won 27% of the Latino/a vote in 2012 and lost to Obama by 3 million total votes. Trump has never, NEVER polled higher than 17%.

2. The majority of college-educated whites have voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1956. Hillary is currently polling at +12.3 points.

3. New voter registration among Latino/as has skyrocketed, particularly in Florida. They’re not voting for the mango-colored, tiny-fisted fascist, I can assure you.

436
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:00:14am
437
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:01:07am

re: #352 Backwoods_Sleuth

In Kentucky, school board elections are relevant to anyone who pays property taxes because the school boards are the people who determine the school levy every year.

School Board seems to be the launching point for people looking to start their political careers here in Columbus. If elected, they serve a term or two, then run for city council and then go on to run for a state rep or senate office, then look to congress or major state office.

438
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:02:47am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And this is the difference between Hillary and Donald when it comes to rallies.
Donald thinks huge crowds are the same thing as polls.
Many of Hillary’s events may be smaller, but they are designed to GOTV, and it is proving to be very effective.

Donald and his crew haven’t figured that out (and refuse to even consider it).

Jessica Church’s twitter account gives a pretty good picture of what Hillary’s Florida ground game has looked like since early spring. (Jessica, Carl Walz and my campaign kid have all been there since late February—after working here in SC on Hill’s primary campaign, wherein she took every county in the state.)
twitter.com

These peeps know what they’re doing.

439
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:07:16am
440
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:08:07am

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

Al Franken ✔ @alfranken
Meanwhile, @realDonaldTrump is making a speech in Minnesota tomorrow during the @Vikings game.
1:11 PM - 5 Nov 2016
22 22 Retweets 59 59 likes

Is he going to break into the press box and take over the announcer’s mic and start rambling during a time out???

441
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:08:34am

re: #435 Frankie Five Angels

I did a little research last night.

1. Romney won 27% of the Latino/a vote in 2012 and lost to Obama by 3 million total votes. Trump has never, NEVER polled higher than 17%.

2. The majority of college-educated whites have voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1956. Hillary is currently polling at +12.3 points.

3. New voter registration among Latino/as has skyrocketed, particularly in Florida. They’re not voting for the mango-colored, tiny-fisted fascist, I can assure you.

And: I don’t think the pollsters know how to deal with any of this. I know we say this every election, but I think they’ve finally, definitively lost the script this time. For decades, the people they didn’t poll coincidentally didn’t vote, and they got cocky. The way they’ve been all over the map this time demonstrates to me that what they’re doing isn’t working.

Not to mention the rise of right-wing disinformation “polls” like Rasmussen, and aggregators like Nate Silver provoking fear for clicks….

442
gwangung  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:08:41am

re: #438 BeachDem

Jessica Church’s twitter account gives a pretty good picture of what Hillary’s Florida ground game has looked like since early spring. (Jessica, Carl Walz and my campaign kid have all been there since late February—after working here in SC on Hill’s primary campaign, wherein she took every county in the state.)
twitter.com

These peeps know what they’re doing.

Suggests that the smaller gatherings for Clinton were deliberate AND a strategy…they were launching pads for their ground game, with distinct instructions and steps to take—-the sort of things that are less effective for large crowds.

443
wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:09:33am

re: #439 Frankie Five Angels

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My Susan B. Anthony dollar made the transition to my flannel-lined jeans’ watch pocket this morning.

444
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:09:56am
445
Charles Johnson  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:10:58am
446
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:13:12am

Where are you, sweet meteor?

447
Jay C  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:13:56am

re: #369 stpaulbear

On my ballot, there were 21 judges to elect, of which only one had a challenger (a conservative whacko who’d been busted for DWI just before the 2014 elections, when she was also on the ballot). I made a point of filling in the ballot for all 21 of the incumbent candidates because of concerns that a fringe group could tip a judicial election with very few votes.

Sounds like our local ballot here in NYC - One side has the “big” offices - President, Senator, Rep., State Sen. and Assembly - the other has various judicial seats: Nine for one court, two for another, and one lone seat for something else. All running on the Dem ticket with no opponents. Yet the instruction box on the ballot reads: “Vote for any nine”, “Vote for any two” and “Vote for any one”. Democracy in action….

We’ve already mailed Mrs. Jay’s absentee ballot: I somehow messed up the request for mine back in primary season, so I’ll have to go vote in person. Fortunately the weather is expected to be nice on Tuesday - not that that would stop me from doing my tiny bit to make history.

448
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:13:57am
449
PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:14:10am

re: #446 Frankie Five Angels

That looks “shopped” to me.

450
Frankie Five Angels  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:14:36am

re: #449 PhillyPretzel

That looks “shopped” to me.

So does this, LOL.

451
wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:16:34am
452
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:17:53am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

He’ll probably talk about coal mines (because it will so applicable to
Wilmington) and poorly educated people.

High school or higher: 90.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 15.6%

453
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:22:23am
454
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:24:23am

re: #435 Frankie Five Angels

I did a little research last night.

1. Romney won 27% of the Hispanic vote in 2012 and lost to Obama by 3 million total votes. Trump has never, NEVER polled higher than 17%.

2. The majority of college-educated whites have voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1956. Hillary is currently polling at +12.3 points.

3. New voter registration among Latinos has skyrocketed, particularly in Florida. They’re not voting for the mango-colored, tiny-fisted fascist, I can assure you.

Little things like this is what makes the “close polls” seem so…well, suspect.*

*Don’t want to jinx anything, but have said all along polling might not be good at all this year, strange things going on in them.

455
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:24:34am

re: #422 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Oh, God! I saw that in real time! All three stoned out of their gourds! Dick was pissed.

Ah, a fellow old! I too saw it in real time and have never forgotten the experience.

456
Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:25:58am

Except most people at that rally raised their hands when asked “who has already voted?”

:D

457
PhillyPretzel  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:26:05am

re: #453 Backwoods_Sleuth

Maybe saying “take the Media out of the pen” would make more sense.

458
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:26:35am

re: #424 Backwoods_Sleuth

lolololol

[Embedded content]

Well, she’s sort of correct—it has inspired all the assholes to show their true colors, including the KKK, the neo-nazis, etc.
//

459
allegro  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:27:44am

re: #434 wrenchwench

I just had a pleasant political discussion with a customer, after I fixed his tires. No presidential items came up, but we disagreed on the death penalty, which isn’t even on the ballot here, but the governor is pushing it to be reinstated. It wasn’t so pleasant that I changed his mind or anything, but he told me about having lost customers at his place over politics (he’s a dentist) and pledged I would never lose his business over politics. And I said he could even bring me tires off of some outdoor woodworking equipment that have no tubes and leak at the seat, and I would fix them (that’s what happened today).

I am so impressed with people who can fix things. I am such a mechanical klutz that my best intentions for even the simplest projects just goes haywire. My latest example: kitchen cabinet doors that needed new hinges. I decided I was going to do this easy thing by myself in an effort to become more self sufficient (and to stop bugging neighbors and friends into coming over to do such honey-dos).

I bought new hinges and a cute little drill. Got the old hinges off and new ones on one cabinet door. Whee! That was easy! Went to put it up and damn, wrong type of hinge. (Who knew?) Got the right hinges, repeat. Got it up on the cabinet and damn, old holes won’t hold. Need new ones but the screws won’t go into the wood without starter holes. No drill bits. Got drill bits. Turns out my cute little pink “drill” is just an electric screwdriver and won’t hold drill bits. Called a friend to borrow his drill. Got it and pulled everything out to do the project. Dead drill - he didn’t bring the power supply. Got the power supply. Used the drill bits I bought for my drill that isn’t a drill. Broke 2 when they got stuck in the wood cuz they weren’t the right drill bits for that drill. (Who knew?) Borrowed drill bits from a neighbor that would work. Broke one of his bits when I knocked the drill off the counter into the stair well. Got him a new set to replace it.

So it took over a month to accomplish my goal but accomplish I did. Finally. Can’t say I’m feeling particularly empowered by my success though. I think I’ll stick to cooking, crocheting, and critter whispering.

460
allegro  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:29:24am

re: #440 ObserverArt

Is he going to break into the press box and take over the announcer’s mic and start rambling during a time out???

He won’t wait for a time out.

461
Belafon  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:33:29am

re: #444 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I like how the person tries to put democracy and constitutional republic on different sides, as if we haven’t shown that they are compatible.

462
wrenchwench  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:33:45am

re: #459 allegro

So it took over a month to accomplish my goal but accomplish I did. Finally. Can’t say I’m feeling particularly empowered by my success though. I think I’ll stick to cooking, crocheting, and critter whispering.

But next time those cabinets need new hinges, you’ll be sooooo ready!

It’s the repetitive stuff that gets easy. I used to be lost when it came to tubeless tires, until bicycles started using them. Same with bleeding a hydraulic brake line. And I can read a manual (in advance!) and follow directions. They don’t make manuals for kitchens! Except the cooking part. Speaking of repetitive…

463
BeachDem  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:38:45am

Heh.

Here are 46 hilarious nicknames Sam Bee bestowed upon ‘crotch-fondling slab of rancid meatloaf’ Donald Trump

rawstory.com

464
retired cynic  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:44:03am

Rings true today: rejectedprincesses.com

The Socialite Spy Who Played So Dumb She Outsmarted the Nazis
Big game hunter, legendary French Riviera partier, and a quintessential WASP—Gertrude Sanford was also a vital U.S. spy who managed to outmaneuver the Nazis after being captured.
“What really burns me up,” Legendre wrote in October 1941, “is the unbelievable lack of confidence in a woman’s ability. It positively enrages me. Men cannot bear to have their world encroached upon by more efficient women. They hate to give way [to women], they hate to admit they are good, they hate to give them the power. It fairly drives me nuts. Gee I would love to speak my mind on that subject every now and again.”

465
John Carter  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:49:26am

re: #305 stpaulbear

A lot of us old white guys are doing our part to bury him on tuesday. ;)

I am canvassing as we speak (OK I’m on break).

466
ObserverArt  Nov 5, 2016 • 11:56:40am

re: #442 gwangung

Suggests that the smaller gatherings for Clinton were deliberate AND a strategy…they were launching pads for their ground game, with distinct instructions and steps to take—-the sort of things that are less effective for large crowds.

The Columbus rally I attended in July was all about working the crowd with young Hillary campaigners. They made sure to talk to everyone because they had to tag you with a little fluorescent sticker before you could go in and to show you had been in contact with a worker who took your name, email address and phone number and asked if you were interested in helping the campaign and could they call you.

Extremely coordinated, thought out and efficient. I’d say the Columbus crowd was maybe 2,000, but I am not good at numbers of people outdoors and all over some trying to get out of the sun of a hot clear Ohio summer day.

467
Shiplord Kirel  Nov 5, 2016 • 12:36:09pm

re: #57 Jay C

We were wondering about the Nutrition Party - not much of a platform, but probably a dynamite buffet…

But where do they stand on taco trucks?

468
Reality Based Steve  Nov 5, 2016 • 1:26:38pm

re: #459 allegro

I am so impressed with people who can fix things. I am such a mechanical klutz that my best intentions for even the simplest projects just goes haywire. My latest example: kitchen cabinet doors that needed new hinges. I decided I was going to do this easy thing by myself in an effort to become more self sufficient (and to stop bugging neighbors and friends into coming over to do such honey-dos).

I bought new hinges and a cute little drill. Got the old hinges off and new ones on one cabinet door. Whee! That was easy! Went to put it up and damn, wrong type of hinge. (Who knew?) Got the right hinges, repeat. Got it up on the cabinet and damn, old holes won’t hold. Need new ones but the screws won’t go into the wood without starter holes. No drill bits. Got drill bits. Turns out my cute little pink “drill” is just an electric screwdriver and won’t hold drill bits. Called a friend to borrow his drill. Got it and pulled everything out to do the project. Dead drill - he didn’t bring the power supply. Got the power supply. Used the drill bits I bought for my drill that isn’t a drill. Broke 2 when they got stuck in the wood cuz they weren’t the right drill bits for that drill. (Who knew?) Borrowed drill bits from a neighbor that would work. Broke one of his bits when I knocked the drill off the counter into the stair well. Got him a new set to replace it.

So it took over a month to accomplish my goal but accomplish I did. Finally. Can’t say I’m feeling particularly empowered by my success though. I think I’ll stick to cooking, crocheting, and critter whispering.

Here at the shop we refer to that a job going exactly according to plan. ///

RBS

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Nov 5, 2016 • 7:56:11pm

re: #371 Nyet

Well, that was anticlimactic.

[Embedded content]

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Feline Fearless Leader  Nov 6, 2016 • 9:46:19am

re: #350 thedopefishlives

State representative. All of the local stuff is either running unopposed, or the school board members, which is irrelevant to me because my kids don’t go to the school in the local district.

Disagree with this. You should be concerned with the quality of education in your community regardless of whether you have children in the system. Those other children are soon going to be the adults you deal with in other situations and education is pretty important in terms of how they do and what they do in the future.

Also I doubt you would want a bunch of creationists to get control and then start all the stupidity that leads to lawsuits and then tax increases as you are made to pay your share of the legal fees of their screwups.


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Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’ Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, ...
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Trump Jerusalem Move: Tear Gas at Lebanon US Embassy Protest There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back ...
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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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Sparks - ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Sparks (allsparks.com) performs "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" live in Studio A. Recorded 10.12.17. Host: Darren DeVivoAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Kristal Ho, Monica Fafaul, Alexandra Brennan and Liz CarrEditor: ...
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