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1
Charles Johnson  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:05:13pm
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scottslemmons  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:09:18pm

It’s a long thread, but it’s got a lot of power.

Scares the crap out of me, to be honest, and I’m not even likely to be a target. Hard to know what kind of stuff to expect, stuck way out in the boondocks in Texas’ most conservative county… :/

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blueraven  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:22:24pm

Bernie Sanders on Charlie Rose rn talking about his new book.
His rhetoric is very passive aggressive on Clinton and Obama. I don’t think this is helping.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:24:08pm

re: #3 blueraven

Bernie Sanders on Charlie Rose rn talking about his new book.
His rhetoric is very passive aggressive on Clinton and Obama. I don’t think this is helping.

He never wanted to help. He’s part of the burn it all down crowd.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:27:31pm

I started work tonight on a short film about an immigrant on the day he becomes an American citizen.

I have high hopes for it.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:27:33pm
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blueraven  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:32:40pm

Bernie has quite a bit of praise for Trump: “He is, In many ways, brilliant.”

Ugh.

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Citizen K  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:34:16pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Nov 14, 2016 • 9:59:40pm

I give you five minutes of kittens. Being kittens.

Phoenix/Turkey Bengal kittens - almost 5 weeks old

Much better for your sanity than whatever you’re watching on the news.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:00:31pm

re: #7 blueraven

Bernie has quite a bit of praise for Trump: “He is, In many ways, brilliant.”

Ugh.

The same could have been said of Hitler. Nice going, Bernie.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:03:28pm

Poor Katy, got tricked.

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:07:14pm

re: #9 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I give you five minutes of kittens. Being kittens.

Much better for your sanity than whatever you’re watching on the news.

Nonsense! This is the most soothing music of all time, infinitely more soothing than kittens.

The Great Southern Trendkill

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:07:50pm

I’m not in the mood for this fuckery.

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Kragar  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:08:47pm
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electrotek  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:09:47pm

For anyone feeling down and wish to reinvigorate their faith in American democracy, I suggest you go watch an episode of The Simpsons titled “Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington”. Anyone remember that one?

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:16:19pm

re: #14 Kragar

Awesome video. Thanks.

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:18:05pm

“I’ve seen the future, baby, and it’s murder …”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:25:27pm

re: #15 electrotek

Was that the one where she wrote the essay on corruption and got that Congressman kicked out for taking oil company bribes?

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electrotek  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:25:48pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

Was that the one where she wrote the essay on corruption and got that Congressman kicked out for taking oil company bribes?

Bingo, that’s the one.

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TedStriker  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:25:55pm

re: #12 teleskiguy

Nonsense! This is the most soothing music of all time, infinitely more soothing than kittens.

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Video

Phil Anselmo’s still a racist shithead, though.

That said, I do still enjoy some Pantera sometimes.

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Kragar  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:28:17pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:28:34pm

re: #20 TedStriker

Phil Anselmo’s still a shithead, though.

You are correct. He’s a white supremacist. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn called him out publicly and said he’d never play Pantera’s songs again.

It’s too fuckin’ bad about Dimebag.

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electrotek  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:29:32pm
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electrotek  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:30:58pm

Springfield Goes Nuts on Illegal Immigration

“Much Apu About Nothing” episode about illegal immigration

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TedStriker  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:31:06pm

re: #22 teleskiguy

You are correct. He’s a white supremacist. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn called him out publicly and said he’d never play Pantera’s songs again.

It’s too fuckin’ bad about Dimebag.

Dimebag was Pantera; his guitar skills made them, Anselmo’s growling delivery was just the cherry on top.

Here’s something a bit apropo for these crazy days:

Pantera - The Badge

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:31:34pm

re: #14 Kragar

Amazing. I wish I’d seen him live.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:32:07pm

Occasionally Facebook tells you good news, like the fact that one of your best friends in elementary school is still a sane human being and was vocally with her.

It sort of helps to make up for all the people you discover are horrible.

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TedStriker  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:38:44pm

re: #23 electrotek

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It looks like that Tweeter’s in Australia, but, here, I think that Fox would rather burn that episode than play it again, even on FXX.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:46:14pm

In case any lizards want to go to a free concert

I believe Charles has featured Echosmith here in the past.

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 10:53:49pm

re: #25 TedStriker

Dimebag was Pantera; his guitar skills made them, Anselmo’s growling delivery was just the cherry on top.

Dimebag’s brother Vinnie Paul deserves a lot of credit for making Pantera a canonical metal band. The musical delivery is an all out assault with those two. Vinnie Paul hasn’t done much since he witnessed his brother’s murder on stage/

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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:12:44pm

Idiot needs to read up on what constitutes a monopoly.

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Kragar  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:19:47pm

re: #31 wheat-dogg

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teleskiguy  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:24:01pm
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Kragar  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:30:08pm

re: #33 teleskiguy

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:30:46pm
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wheat-dogg  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:31:37pm

Since I live in China, I follow several bloggers based here. Speaking of China is a blog by Jocelyn Eikenburg, an American who married a Chinese man and lives in China almost full time. This is a guest post from her blog by an anonymous Westerner who got an abortion in China, because she and her husband were not in the right financial condition to have children yet. It’s a good read.

speakingofchina.com

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Kragar  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:33:51pm

re: #35 goddamnedfrank

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TedStriker  Nov 14, 2016 • 11:56:45pm

re: #37 Kragar

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If anyone ever deserved to have that Albright quote hung around their neck like a millstone, it’d be Sarandon.

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Lancelot Link  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:02:25am

re: #37 Kragar

This song, by Noel Coward in 1943, is dedicated to Susan.

Noel Coward - Don’t Let’s Be Beastly To The Germans

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:03:22am
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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:07:47am

Ick. I went onto Facebook to check up on folks and came across three posts from three different people urging everyone to stop hating on Trump, and give him a chance, and respect the office of the president, etc., etc. Same people did not vote for Obama and kept silent when Republicans ragged on him for eight straight years.

Spit.

Another one said the protests against Trump were funded by the Democrats.

I’m staying off FB for a while. I’m going to say something to someone both of us will regret.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:15:05am

re: #41 wheat-dogg

IRC is about as socially interactive as I want to get. What is this Face Place you speak of?

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:16:59am

re: #42 Single-handed sailor

IRC is about as socially interactive as I want to get. What is this Face Place you speak of?

It’s an evil monopoly that censors fake news, according to some bright lights.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:19:33am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:20:12am

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

It’s the ciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiircle of deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerp.

And it moves us aaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll…

Ahem.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:28:48am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:32:56am
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teleskiguy  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:35:04am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:43:56am
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Cheechako  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:46:39am

re: #49 goddamnedfrank

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I would swear I saw this guy standing on a street corner with a hand-written, cardboard sign requesting donations for his next jug of Thunderbird.

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teleskiguy  Nov 15, 2016 • 12:47:31am

re: #49 goddamnedfrank

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:13:12am

I thought Jill Stein supporters couldn’t get any more ridiculous but man was I wrong.

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Kragar  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:14:28am

re: #52 goddamnedfrank

if people would have woken up in 2012 4 Jill we would be in heaven by now.

He’s saying Jill Stein would have killed us all

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:19:08am

re: #52 goddamnedfrank

I thought Jill Stein supporters couldn’t get any more ridiculous but man was I wrong.

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Talk about naive.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:35:29am

CNBC says Democrats are certain the reason Trump won was because of the economy. All the polls taken of Trump supporters say it is because of too much immigration (of Mexicans) which means Trump will probably be a two term President.

How can Dems be so “educated” but be so stupid?

And by the way, any undocumented family, who needs a place to stay, let me know.

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teleskiguy  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:41:26am
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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:43:17am

re: #55 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

CNBC says Democrats are certain the reason Trump won was because of the economy. All the polls taken of Trump supporters say it is because of too much immigration (of Mexicans) which means Trump will probably be a two term President.

How can Dems be so “educated” but be so stupid?

And by the way, any undocumented family, who needs a place to stay, let me know.

It’s infuriating.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:45:35am

re: #57 Varek Raith

It’s infuriating.

Trump won because not enough Dems in the right places voted for Hillary Clinton. It’s not exactly rocket surgery.

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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:46:56am

Eve online will now have a F2P mode.
Neat.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:49:41am

re: #31 wheat-dogg

Idiot needs to read up on what constitutes a monopoly.

FB and Google are de facto monopolies, but since they are not preventing or forbidding customers from using alternatives, then they are not monopolies in any legal sense.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:50:21am

re: #32 Kragar

Mikey doesn’t actually know what words mean, does he?

I have a theory that he doesn’t…

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:52:33am

Well, the bad news is, Trump is now my leader. The good news is, I’m an American girl which means I’m optimistic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:53:21am

re: #41 wheat-dogg

I’m staying off FB for a while. I’m going to say something to someone both of us will regret.

I ignore or delete all the political postings…I have not posted anything political since the election. It is just sad, and news will have to get worse before it can start getting better. And be wary of what initially looks like “good news”…we are in the age of alternate media reality.

DT can screw up a lot more than he ever did in business and he will still be praised to the skies while scapegoats are sought out among minorities, the media, meddling foreigners and (((bankers))).

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:55:40am

Lets not forget, most of our wonderful men and women voted for Hillary. She got a million more votes than he did.

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teleskiguy  Nov 15, 2016 • 1:59:16am

This time last year we were hiking up very snowy slopes and I had an awesome powder run all the way to the bottom.

This year? Dry. No snow.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:00:09am

re: #65 teleskiguy

This time last year we were hiking up very snowy slopes and I had an awesome powder run all the way to the bottom.

This year? Dry. No snow.

Tell Trump. He can fix.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:01:55am

re: #66 wheat-dogg

Tell Trump. He can fix.

He will tell the Chinese to cancel their Global Warming hoax…

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:23:38am

Uh.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is now the leading contender for attorney general, and is in the mix for secretary of defense as well, say multiple sources with knowledge of the transition.

Oh, just fuck me in the fucking ass already.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:36:59am

So, grabbing my pussy is not allowed, unless we are dating, you did not vote for Trump, and you did not vote for Trump. (Yeah I had to say it twice). and Unless I am not yelling “Grab my pussy” cant believe I have to say this.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:38:45am

On the plus side of the equation I got a new mouse,

but it’s weird as fuck and fits into today’s world.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:40:21am

re: #69 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

So, grabbing my pussy is not allowed, unless we are dating, you did not vote for Trump, and you did not vote for Trump. (Yeah I had to say it twice). and Unless I am not yelling “Grab my pussy” cant believe I have to say this.

Made no sense but it made sense for me.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:46:47am

I still think Americans are amazing people.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:46:53am

re: #70 Single-handed sailor

On the plus side of the equation I got a new mouse,

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but it’s weird as fuck and fits into today’s world.

How do you set it to stun?

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:51:36am

re: #73 wheat-dogg

How do you set it to stun?

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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:51:41am

re: #73 wheat-dogg

How do you set it to stun?

By applying the mouse directly to the forehead.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 2:55:38am

Chinese pheasant looks like Donald Trump. Has perhaps more brains.

shanghaiist.com

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freetoken  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:05:02am

re: #64 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Lets not forget, most of our wonderful men and women voted for Hillary. She got a million more votes than he did.

We’re still counting.

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freetoken  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:06:02am

re: #55 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

CNBC doesn’t rank high on my list of quality sources…

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:08:32am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will tell the Chinese to cancel their Global Warming hoax…

Trump and Xi Jinping have already had a phone convo. Xi offered pointers on building walls and Trump offered to solve China’s Muslim problem — for a fee. //

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:10:20am

Joe and Mika are not talking about Hillary’s emails! WTF? ////

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freetoken  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:10:36am

Barack Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

President Barack Obama has sought to assure US allies that President-elect Donald Trump will honour the country’s international alliances when he takes office in January.

Maybe Obama will discover that it is very hard to polish a turd…

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:12:22am

re: #80 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Joe and Mika are not talking about Hillary’s emails! WTF?

Now that Benghazi and Hillary’s emails are no longer existential threats to the security of our great nation, I have restored my alias to its original pre-threat version.

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sagehen  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:18:35am

re: #60 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

FB and Google are de facto monopolies, but since they are not preventing or forbidding customers from using alternatives, then they are not monopolies in any legal sense.

They’re also not preventing or forbidding customers from continuing to post their bullshit fake news.

They’re just not letting the fake news sites use ad-sense anymore. So people who are posting this bunk to promote their political faction can still do it; people who are posting it to make money won’t bother anymore.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:19:58am

I use to never cuss, for some strange reason. Now I do.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:20:00am

re: #83 sagehen

They’re also not preventing or forbidding customers from continuing to post their bullshit fake news.

They’re just not letting the fake news sites use ad-sense anymore. So people who are posting this bunk to promote their political faction can still do it; people are posting it to make money won’t bother anymore.

We can see why Cernovich, despite having studied at law school, does not work as a lawyer.

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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:20:31am

re: #84 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I use to never cuss, for some strange reason. Now I do.

Cussing is great.
I do it all the time!
;)

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freetoken  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:21:13am

Looks like Trump’s idolized foreign policy initiative - BREXIT - is causing problems:

TEXT-Britain’s leaked Brexit memo

The following is a copy of a leaked memo on Brexit prepared for the Cabinet Office. It was printed by The Times newspaper.

May’s office said it did not recognise the claims made in the memo.

[…]

Brexit update as of 7th November 2016

This note summarises the current state of play on Brexit issues in Whitehall in the critical inter-related domains of politics, government and industry.

The Prime Minister’s over-riding objective has been to keep her party from repeating its history of splitting 4 times in the past 200 years over global trade - each time being out of power for 15-30 years. The public stance of Government is orientated primarily to its own supporters, with industry in particular barely being on the radarscreen - yet.

[…]

Individual Departments have been busily developing their projects to implement Brexit, resulting in well over 500 projects, which are beyond the capacity and capability of Government to execute quickly. One Department estimates that it needs a 40% increase in staff to cope with its Brexit projects. […]

[…] Expectations of increased headcount are in the 10-30,000 range. […]

Industry has 2 unpleasant realisations - first, that the Government’s priority remains its political survival, not the economy - second, that there will be no clear economic-Brexit strategy any time soon because it is being developed on a case-by-case basis as specific decisions are forced on Government.

In summary - the government is overwhelmed, and is looking out for its own political survival.

Sound familiar?

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:23:26am

And now grammar. which use to be my strength, now fails me.

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freetoken  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:25:22am

Basically, as all the headlines are stating the case the past couple of hours, the UK government has no real Brexit plan.

Which is uncannily the same for Trump, who had no plan to take over running of the executive branch.

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sagehen  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:26:58am

Of interest to everyone, but please especially point this out and make sure our resident BernieBro reads:

newsweek.com

Eichenwald (the same guy who did the awesome trump’s-conflicts-of-interest research that the rest of the media ignored) got a look at the GOP’s bernie oppo file, what would have been unleashed had he been the nominee:

Here are a few tastes of what was in store for Sanders, straight out of the Republican playbook: He thinks rape is A-OK. In 1972, when he was 31, Sanders wrote a fictitious essay in which he described a woman enjoying being raped by three men. Yes, there is an explanation for it—a long, complicated one, just like the one that would make clear why the Clinton emails story was nonsense. And we all know how well that worked out.

Then there’s the fact that Sanders was on unemployment until his mid-30s, and that he stole electricity from a neighbor after failing to pay his bills, and that he co-sponsored a bill to ship Vermont’s nuclear waste to a poor Hispanic community in Texas, where it could be dumped. You can just see the words “environmental racist” on Republican billboards. And if you can’t, I already did. They were in the Republican opposition research book as a proposal on how to frame the nuclear waste issue.

Also on the list: Sanders violated campaign finance laws, criticized Clinton for supporting the 1994 crime bill that he voted for, and he voted against the Amber Alert system. His pitch for universal health care would have been used against him too, since it was tried in his home state of Vermont and collapsed due to excessive costs. Worst of all, the Republicans also had video of Sanders at a 1985 rally thrown by the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua where half a million people chanted, “Here, there, everywhere/the Yankee will die,” while President Daniel Ortega condemned “state terrorism” by America. Sanders said, on camera, supporting the Sandinistas was “patriotic.”

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:28:22am

I went through 2 years of illness. It was hard. I’m going to make you all smile if its the last thing I do!

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 15, 2016 • 3:35:24am

re: #84 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I use to never cuss, for some strange reason. Now I do.

I raised my daughters to curse like sailors. They make me proud.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:10:18am

I’ve wondering about voter turnout being down and have a theory, hard to prove without quality polling. Two factors that would have been a clearly decisive edge for Trump:

1. Misogyny Effect: how many men in every ethnic group did not vote for Clinton because she was female? How many females voted misogyny?

2. Minority Effect: how many PoC and maybe latinx energized to vote for a black man in last election just stayed home?

These factors aren’t Trump accomplishments or victories but they benefited Trump. Both factors together could be a few million votes, more than enough to make a diff in the EV.

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:12:34am

re: #90 sagehen

Yep. The Repugs would have crucified Bernie if he had been the nominee.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:14:45am

Also doing a little more digging after taking a dip in the ‘Dems voted slavery’ hot tub. Studying the GOP and Dem parties around the time of the Civil War, it’s utterly clear that the GOP was the liberal progressive party of the time. They formed in 1854 primarily on an anti-slavery platform.

Civil War truthers typically seem to be conservative GOP: beat them over the head with it next time they well up from the sewer and try to drive the ‘Civil War not about slavery’ narrative.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:17:23am

Mika and Joe think Democrats are out of touch. Forgive me for overestimating my fellow countryman.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:18:19am

re: #94 Shiplord Kirel

Yep. The Repugs would have crucified Bernie if he had been the nominee.

And now we have to listen to someone who has never been a Democrat condescendingly explain to us how to build a national political party and how it should be organized.

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Nyet  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:19:03am

re: #94 Shiplord Kirel

A couple of those issues are even legitimate (Sandinistas, toxic dump).

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:27:22am

Now that Trump is President and Steve Bannon has one of the the most powerful jobs in the country, Why so many people hate Jewish people? I don’t understand.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:29:58am

I know I kept telling Right wing Jewish people, “The Republicans are not your friends”, But a little part of me was hoping I was wrong.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:31:56am

re: #98 Nyet

A couple of those issues are even legitimate (Sandinistas, toxic dump).

Fanatics don’t do nuance or complexity.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:33:22am

Someone needs to put a fist in the smarmy face of Tom Cotton…. What an asshole.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:35:25am

re: #102 Dave In Austin

Someone needs to put a fist in the smarmy face of Tom Cotton…. What an asshole.

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:36:48am

re: #99 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Now that Trump is President and Steve Bannon has one of the the most powerful jobs in the country, Why so many people hate Jewish people? I don’t understand.

Most Jew-haters are, at heart, robbers. They believe Jews are wealthy and demonization would allow that wealth to be confiscated. We saw this in the care Himmler and the SS took to collect and catalog as much stolen Jewish property as possible. The Holocaust was a robbery-murder plot on a gigantic scale.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:40:26am

re: #102 Dave In Austin

Someone needs to put a fist in the smarmy face of Tom Cotton…. What an asshole.

Oh, And Good Morning Team… Hope it’s not one of those dayz.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:42:14am

You may have heard that conservative parents are really upset that Supergirl’s adoptive sister, Alex Danvers, has come out on the show. If they ban their kids from watching the latest episode, they’re doing their kids a disservice, IMO. The script handled the situation sensitively and in a way that kids can identify with.

Alex has been having feelings toward a lesbian police detective, Sanders, and she is confused, having never considered herself lesbian before. Sanders tells her, if she sure, to come out to her family, which means Kara (Supergirl). Kara’s OK with it, but Alex tells her about her confusion and about how she lost her best friend in middle school because Alex didn’t really understand why she liked sleeping with her friend so much (as in sleeping, not having sex, K?). Now that’s she told Kara, Alex meets up with Sanders, and passionately kisses her, only to have Sanders tell her, “Let’s just be friends.” Alex is crushed, and as the episode ends, is crying in Kara’s arms, saying she feels so humiliated.

Chyler Leigh, who plays Alex Danvers, did a really good job in her role. If you have a chance to watch it, and can get past the silly power-sucking alien plotline, you should.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:45:38am

re: #2 scottslemmons

Hmmm. I don’t think it’s likely that any Jews will be killed. More likely, the targets of Bannon’s goons will be Blacks and Latinos and perhaps gays. There may be an increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric though.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:46:19am

This woman. Must share.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:48:41am

re: #108 BigPapa

Wow. Powerful. I’ve heard other women say the same thing. How awful that they have to see him in the media for at least the next four years.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:54:11am

re: #90 sagehen

Of interest to everyone, but please especially point this out and make sure our resident BernieBro reads:

newsweek.com

Eichenwald (the same guy who did the awesome trump’s-conflicts-of-interest research that the rest of the media ignored) got a look at the GOP’s bernie oppo file, what would have been unleashed had he been the nominee:

That was good.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:57:05am

re: #109 Patricia Kayden

Instead of safety pins we need bullhorns. Men should support women who choose to speak out and those that choose not to because it’s heavy shit.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 4:58:06am

re: #98 Nyet

A couple of those issues are even legitimate (Sandinistas, toxic dump).

As I’ve told my brothers who liked Bernie, if I’m having reservations, what on earth are people in the middle going to do? And she never used either of those against him. His staunchest supporters act like he can do nothing wrong. The more I see of Bernie the more I honestly don’t like. He thinks he’s the white working class messiah which is bullshit.

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Shiplord Kirel  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:00:12am

re: #107 Patricia Kayden

Hmmm. I don’t think it’s likely that any Jews will be killed. More likely, the targets of Bannon’s goons will be Blacks and Latinos and perhaps gays. There may be an increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric though.

I can see open carry “demonstrators” essentially laying siege to mosques and other Islamic facilities once Trump takes office. It would be the same behavior we saw from their ideological allies outside Lubbock’s only abortion provider. littlegreenfootballs.com

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:02:31am

re: #88 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

And now grammar. which use to be my strength, now fails me.

It reads like box-wine or rage intoxication. Took me a good bit of mental reformatting, but it made finally sense.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:04:03am

re: #104 Shiplord Kirel

Most Jew-haters are, at heart, robbers. They believe Jews are wealthy and demonization would allow that wealth to be confiscated. We saw this in the care Himmler and the SS took to collect and catalog as much stolen Jewish property as possible. The Holocaust was a robbery-murder plot on a gigantic scale.

That works just as well when you apply it to slavery, Jim Crow, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:04:14am

re: #93 BigPapa

I’ve wondering about voter turnout being down and have a theory, hard to prove without quality polling. Two factors that would have been a clearly decisive edge for Trump:

1. Misogyny Effect: how many men in every ethnic group did not vote for Clinton because she was female? How many females voted misogyny?

2. Minority Effect: how many PoC and maybe latinx energized to vote for a black man in last election just stayed home?

These factors aren’t Trump accomplishments or victories but they benefited Trump. Both factors together could be a few million votes, more than enough to make a diff in the EV.

Part of the problem in proving this theory is that I’d bet there are plenty hiding their misogyny behind other things - the hate of her in particular for example or abortion. Still these are effects which are important, especially in combination with the increasingly successful voter suppression efforts.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:04:25am

re: #96 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Mika and Joe think Democrats are out of touch. Forgive me for overestimating my fellow countryman.

Yeah sigh. Forgive us for thinking that the American people would want a qualified individual for president and not someone who talks shit.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:05:43am

re: #117 HappyWarrior

Yeah sigh. Forgive us for thinking that the American people would want a qualified individual for president and not someone who talks shit.

The American Idolization of the United States. We’re not going to vote for the best singer, we’re going to vote for the most absurd.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:06:52am

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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As I tweeted to Sanders in response to that inane tweet, I know exactly where he comes from.

He’s a Jewish kid from Brooklyn. He went to Madison HS (where Schumer, Sanders, and RBG went at different time periods). Brooklyn doesn’t look a lot like it did back then. It’s now predominantly multi-ethnic, with far fewer white people than when he was growing up. In fact, Brooklyn looks a lot more like what the nation will look like demographically as a whole in a few decades than Vermont. In fact, Vermont is among the whitest states in the nation. Homogeneous and lily-white.

Sanders is pushing the same crap he did during the primaries, where his prime concern is white folks, even though it’s persons of color who suffer the most under a Trump presidency. His prime concern isn’t even white women, who’d suffer greatly under a Trump presidency given he’s surrounded himself with people who want to make abortion illegal and criminalize the act of seeking out abortion (or giving one). He’s most concerned with the people who are least affected by a Trump presidency, all while claiming that they’re the ones in greatest economic distress.

Sanders is playing the con - just a different angle from Trump.

Neither is correct on the macro level, even though some pockets of the country are suffering economically, but neither Trump nor Sanders truly has an answer for that - because waving your hand and saying jobs will magically return isn’t a plan. It’s a recipe for disaster and inaction.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:07:44am

re: #113 Shiplord Kirel

I can see open carry “demonstrators” essentially laying siege to mosques and other Islamic facilities once Trump takes office. It would be the same behavior we saw from their ideological allies outside Lubbock’s only abortion provider. littlegreenfootballs.com

Open carry is almost totally legal in Alabama, except at demonstrations. Wrong People were open-carrying. A Texas open-carry event might be interesting if LW open-carriers in distinctive heraldry were to just quietly sidle up to them.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:08:02am

re: #118 Timothy Watson

The American Idolization of the United States. We’re not going to vote for the best singer, we’re going to vote for the most absurd.

Even Sanjayah in the end wasn’t American Idol. All’s changed, changed utterly.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:08:05am

re: #116 William Lewis

Voter suppression was an impact as well. This election was really close, the result of multiple dice rolls coming out in Trump’s favor. There is no one cause or fault of this election. But any one of these factors going away could have resulted in a Clinton win.

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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:09:20am

That Eichenwald article is brutal.
Explains why it isn’t very popular on Kos right now.
;P

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:11:36am

re: #122 BigPapa

Voter suppression was an impact as well. This election was really close, the result of multiple dice rolls coming out in Trump’s favor. There is no one cause or fault of this election. But any one of these factors going away could have resulted in a Clinton win.

Too many dice rolls came up for Trump. We might be underestimating the professionalism behind that Unfortunate Series of Events.

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BigPapa  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:14:23am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Maybe we are. But Trump and his team aren’t that smart. They repeatedly Keystone Kop’d the campaign and most thought they’d lose, I’d bet even Trump thought he was done for. They had way more luck than skill.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:15:26am

re: #119 lawhawk

As I tweeted to Sanders in response to that inane tweet, I know exactly where he comes from.

He’s a Jewish kid from Brooklyn. He went to Madison HS (where Schumer, Sanders, and RBG went at different time periods). Brooklyn doesn’t look a lot like it did back then. It’s now predominantly multi-ethnic, with far fewer white people than when he was growing up. In fact, Brooklyn looks a lot more like what the nation will look like demographically as a whole in a few decades than Vermont. In fact, Vermont is among the whitest states in the nation. Homogeneous and lily-white.

Sanders is pushing the same crap he did during the primaries, where his prime concern is white folks, even though it’s persons of color who suffer the most under a Trump presidency. His prime concern isn’t even white women, who’d suffer greatly under a Trump presidency given he’s surrounded himself with people who want to make abortion illegal and criminalize the act of seeking out abortion (or giving one). He’s most concerned with the people who are least affected by a Trump presidency, all while claiming that they’re the ones in greatest economic distress.

Sanders is playing the con - just a different angle from Trump.

Neither is correct on the macro level, even though some pockets of the country are suffering economically, but neither Trump nor Sanders truly has an answer for that - because waving your hand and saying jobs will magically return isn’t a plan. It’s a recipe for disaster and inaction.

I said it before but I was sort of annoyed that Bernie responded to Cruz’s New York values attack. I mean yeah Bernie is a New Yorker but as you get at, his Brooklyn was totally different from the one I frequently visit. The guy just has this idea we need to listen to him and all our troubles with the WWC demographic will be over. He’s wrong and he always and I mean always overlooks racial prejudice. He thinks he’s the only candidate to have ever grown up working class.

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:15:39am

re: #120 Decatur Deb

Open carry is almost totally legal in Alabama, except at demonstrations. Wrong People were open-carrying. A Texas open-carry event might be interesting if LW open-carriers in distinctive heraldry were to just quietly sidle up to them.

I wonder what they’d think of me wearing my wobbly button & carrying my rifle & revolver while watching _them_?

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Amory Blaine  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:16:53am

Know what grinds my gears? We have McConnell and Trump dead to rights lying to eastern Kentucky coal miners about bringing jobs back. Does the DNC have an ad buy? For weeks they could run ads on AM radio calling them liars and show how they’ve been abandoned and made to look like fools. What do we get instead? Crickets.

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:17:07am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Too many dice rolls came up for Trump. We might be underestimating the professionalism behind that Unfortunate Series of Events.

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it’s enemy action.”
Ian Fleming

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:17:47am

re: #128 Amory Blaine

Know what grinds my gears? We have McConnell and Trump dead to rights lying to eastern Kentucky coal miners about bringing jobs back. Does the DNC have an ad buy? For weeks they could run ads on AM radio calling them liars and show how they’ve been abandoned and made to look like fools. What do we get instead? Crickets.

Yeah we need to do that.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:18:10am

re: #125 BigPapa

Maybe we are. But Trump and his team aren’t that smart. They repeatedly Keystone Kop’d the campaign and most thought they’d lose, I’d bet even Trump thought he was done for. They had way more luck than skill.

They’re stupid. We’re smart. They won. It will be possible to analyse where Trump made stupid efforts and got unexpectedly good results.

Comey’s ratfucking needs an investigation. We’ll put the FBI on it.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:19:02am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:20:15am

re: #132 Dr. Matt

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Our media in action. Clinton talked about Trump’s alt right ties goddamnit and y’all were too busy being in awe of Trump’s rallies.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:21:17am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

re: #122 BigPapa

“Voter suppression was an impact as well.”

Yep. And I wish Dems could come up with an effective strategy to deal with voter suppression. Perhaps, we could get some volunteers to actually work with those who want to vote who are impacted by voter ID laws for example. There must be something we can do beyond just talking about voter suppression as if it were an insurmountable problem. The courts aren’t going to help us fight that issue.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:21:59am

re: #127 William Lewis

I wonder what they’d think of me wearing my wobbly button & carrying my rifle & revolver while watching _them_?

It would take overwhelming temporary superiority to keep it less than a bloodbath. Setting up the force structure and telegraphing the intent might be a wake-up to the Lawn Order folks.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:22:44am

re: #134 Patricia Kayden

“Voter suppression was an impact as well.”

Yep. And I wish Dems could come up with an effective strategy to deal with voter suppression. Perhaps, we could get some volunteers to actually work with those who want to vote who are impacted by voter ID laws for example. There must be something we can do beyond just talking about voter suppression as if it were an insurmountable problem. The courts aren’t going to help us fight that issue.

That sounds good. You’re right the courts aren’t going to help.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:22:59am

re: #131 Decatur Deb

They’re stupid. We’re smart. They won. It will be possible to analyse where Trump made stupid efforts and got unexpectedly good results.

Comey’s ratfucking needs an investigation. We’ll put the FBI on it.

They’re smart in that they underestimated the stupidity of people to vote against their interest. They were smart in picking slogans that are easy to remember - picking ones from the ash heap of history that have special significance to their key groups (the bigot brigade and deplorables - white nationalists and supremacists). Make America Great Again sounds just fine, until you realize that it is either already great, or they’re making a completely different and racist argument. They want a return to a period when white folks in Rust Belt states had jobs - and those people ignore why those jobs went away in the first place.

And Trump had the benefit of people like Bernie who had similar messages undermining Clinton throughout the primaries and who continues to this very moment making racist/classist arguments that aren’t supported by the facts.

In fact - it’s Trump’s stubborn refusal to accept facts that was the smartest thing he did - he ignored reality and invented his own. He got enough people to buy into his view in the right places for him to win.

And more than a few were conned. They’ll have the great letdown, and Trump will walk away richer and more powerful than before.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:24:21am

re: #133 HappyWarrior

Our media in action. Clinton talked about Trump’s alt right ties goddamnit and y’all were too busy being in awe of Trump’s rallies.

99% of our media failed us. They spent the entire time carrying the GOP’s message loud and clear.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:24:24am

re: #134 Patricia Kayden

“Voter suppression was an impact as well.”

Yep. And I wish Dems could come up with an effective strategy to deal with voter suppression. Perhaps, we could get some volunteers to actually work with those who want to vote who are impacted by voter ID laws for example. There must be something we can do beyond just talking about voter suppression as if it were an insurmountable problem. The courts aren’t going to help us fight that issue.

Vote-by-mail works where we can have it, and a strong GOTV focus on ‘chasing’ the mail ballots. We ran out of people to do that in FL.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:24:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:25:29am

re: #83 sagehen

They’re also not preventing or forbidding customers from continuing to post their bullshit fake news.

They’re just not letting the fake news sites use ad-sense anymore. So people who are posting this bunk to promote their political faction can still do it; people who are posting it to make money won’t bother anymore.

Nor are they forcing anybody to get their news from fucking Facebook. FB is for finding out what your family and friends are up to.

We used to have journalistic standards, people’s reputations used to depend on them. We let them go to hell and this is the logical outcome.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:26:01am

re: #140 Dr. Matt

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The people who say this are the same people who shouted slurs at my ancestors for being the wrong kind of white. Fuck that.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:26:09am

re: #138 Dr. Matt

99% of our media failed us. They spent the entire time carrying the GOP’s message loud and clear.

The media doesn’t work for us. Never did.

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Targetpractice  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:26:27am

re: #123 Varek Raith

That Eichenwald article is brutal.
Explains why it isn’t very popular on Kos right now.
;P

And it’s no doubt just the tip of the iceberg. The GOP’s attack plan would have basically been “Sanders says one thing, does another.” He sells himself as worried about the environment, but he was prepared to dump nuclear waste in a Hispanic neighborhood. He says he’s against war, but he has voted time and again for foreign conflicts and loves him some defense spending (when it goes to Vermont). Says he has no connections to big banks or special interests, but keeps dodging on releasing his tax returns. And so forth.

The GOP wasn’t playing nice with him because they respected or (*snicker*) “feared” him. They had his ass dialed in and would have fired for effect the moment he clinched the nomination.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:26:38am

re: #133 HappyWarrior

Our media in action. Clinton talked about Trump’s alt right ties goddamnit and y’all were too busy being in awe of Trump’s rallies.

If you ignore the irony….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:26:40am

re: #138 Dr. Matt

99% of our media failed us. They spent the entire time carrying the GOP’s message loud and clear.

The media enabled Trump big time.

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:27:15am

re: #135 Decatur Deb

It would take overwhelming temporary superiority to keep it less than a bloodbath. Setting up the force structure and telegraphing the intent might be a wake-up to the Lawn Order folks.

I’ve commented on the utility of forming left wing militias more than once.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:27:38am

re: #140 Dr. Matt

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Being born a poor white was among my greatest accomplishments.

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Varek Raith  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:28:43am

re: #145 Dr. Matt

If you ignore the irony….

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:28:45am

re: #139 Decatur Deb

I’m referring to helping people living in states where voter ID laws are in effect or where Republicans have shut down most of the election offices in communities of color. There must be a way that our side can push back outside of getting help from courts (which will become even more rightwing under Trump).

How can we help people get the documents they need to overcome the voter ID laws? How can we get people to the few election offices that are open in red states? Just talking about voter suppression every four years is useless.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:31:07am

re: #144 Targetpractice

The GOP wasn’t playing nice with him because they respected or (*snicker*) “feared” him. They had his ass dialed in and would have fired for effect the moment he clinched the nomination.

8 years ago the GOP spoke so kindly of Hillary as a transparent rouse to try to sway her passionate supporters to come over. They tried to make her a victim at the hands of Teh Blah man just as they tried to make Bernie the victim at the hands of those no good ovary carriers.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:32:17am

Obama putting re: #104 Shiplord Kirel

Most Jew-haters are, at heart, robbers. They believe Jews are wealthy and demonization would allow that wealth to be confiscated. We saw this in the care Himmler and the SS took to collect and catalog as much stolen Jewish property as possible. The Holocaust was a robbery-murder plot on a gigantic scale.

But you don’t understand. This wasp has always thought the Jewish people were superior to all others. But now I’m being told that Jews for Trump won this election. which I don’t believe.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:32:31am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:32:37am

re: #144 Targetpractice

And it’s no doubt just the tip of the iceberg. The GOP’s attack plan would have basically been “Sanders says one thing, does another.” He sells himself as worried about the environment, but he was prepared to dump nuclear waste in a Hispanic neighborhood. He says he’s against war, but he has voted time and again for foreign conflicts and loves him some defense spending (when it goes to Vermont). Says he has no connections to big banks or special interests, but keeps dodging on releasing his tax returns. And so forth.

The GOP wasn’t playing nice with him because they respected or (*snicker*) “feared” him. They had his ass dialed in and would have fired for effect the moment he clinched the nomination.

I think many of them really think that the hypothetical polls were set in stone. I can get that with the young ones who supported him but the older Sanders people I know have no excuse. In the end, Bernie is a politician, no more, no less, I didn’t prefer Clinton over him because I’m a “Hillbit”, no I wanted someone smart enough and with a solid record that could enact change not some abstract revolution.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:33:14am

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The media enabled Trump big time.

They normalized abhorrent behavior that would have disqualified anyone else. “Macaca” literally destroyed George Allen’s campaign. That is practically harmless compared to the things Trump has said over the last 16 months.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:34:22am

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUCKING THINGS

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:34:33am

re: #151 Dr. Matt

8 years ago the GOP spoke so kindly of Hillary as a transparent rouse to try to sway her passionate supporters to come over. They tried to make her a victim at the hands of Teh Blah man just as they tried to make Bernie the victim at the hands of those no good ovary carriers.

Yes, I remember this too. Palin even talked nicely about Clinton for a bit and if Obama had been the runner up, they would have too in order to kneecap her chances. The praise Trump does of Sanders is exactly that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:34:55am

re: #146 HappyWarrior

The media enabled Trump big time.

Let me relate an incident from last summer: Trump was on CNN telling people that his rallies are exciting while people are falling asleep at Jeb! rallies.

Twenty minutes later, CNN interviews a woman who says she fell asleep at a Bush rally.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:35:11am

re: #155 Dr. Matt

They normalized adherent behavior that would have disqualified anyone else. “Macaca” literally destroyed George Allen’s campaign. That is practically harmless compared to the things Trump has said over the last 16 months.

Yep. They anted entertainment though.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:35:57am

re: #156 Franklin

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUCKING THINGS

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And this shocks..No One!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:36:14am

re: #156 Franklin

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUCKING THINGS

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I give up. The hell is wrong with people.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:36:35am

re: #160 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

And this shocks..No One!

It actually does me I guess.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:36:38am

Trump - the Asshole in Chief.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:38:25am

re: #163 lawhawk

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Trump - the Asshole in Chief.

Wow. What a fucking douche.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:38:40am

re: #162 HappyWarrior

It actually does me I guess.

Yeah, because you’re a caring sweetheart, Unfortunately.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:38:48am

re: #163 lawhawk

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Trump - the Asshole in Chief.

So gracious in victory. But Obama is the arrogant one with no grace.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:38:51am

re: #150 Patricia Kayden

I’m referring to helping people living in states where voter ID laws are in effect or where Republicans have shut down most of the election offices in communities of color. There must be a way that our side can push back outside of getting help from courts (which will become even more rightwing under Trump).

How can we help people get the documents they need to overcome the voter ID laws? How can we get people to the few election offices that are open in red states? Just talking about voter suppression every four years is useless.

It will be different at the state level. Alabama actually has a much more manageable ID law than places like Wisconsin, Florida is tighter than us. It’s possible to work fixes into the short voter-education opportunity at registration, but that means training registration volunteers better.

SPLC has a large web tool that workers can use to call up state-unique FAQs on-the-spot, it is part of their On-Campus project, which will be stepping back for awhile. (“Stepping back” might be the next problem to fix. I’m talking up a “freeze-dried’ Registration/GOTV concept among our people. We can’t spend the first half of a campaign season trying to re-organize.)

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:39:37am

re: #165 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Yeah, because you’re a caring sweetheart, Unfortunately.

I guess I still have some idealism left. It’s running out though.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:41:32am

re: #166 HappyWarrior

So gracious in victory. But Obama is the arrogant one with no grace.

And for the next 4 years the MSM will be lapping this up as “Trump being Trump”.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:42:17am

I am compiling a list of worthy causes to donate to partially motivated by John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight (LGF article here, it’s a must watch).

Here are the ones he listed:

Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights

Natural Resources Defense Council

International Refugee Assistance Program

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Trevor Project

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Pro Publica

Additional Organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center

American Civil Liberties Union

Anti-Defamation League

Guttmacher Institute

What would be the best organizations to support for bullying prevention and for combating voter disenfranchisement?

Thanks!

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:42:54am

re: #170 Franklin

I am compiling a list of worthy causes to donate to partially motivated by John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight (LGF article here, it’s a must watch).

Here are the ones he listed:

Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights

Natural Resources Defense Council

International Refugee Assistance Program

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Trevor Project

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Pro Publica

What would be the best organizations to support for bullying prevention and for combating voter disenfranchisement?

Thanks!

SPLC

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:44:26am

Well the House GOP has their orders. Talk up Preibus and act like they don’t know Bannon and say he was just doing a job. JFC.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:44:42am

re: #156 Franklin

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUCKING THINGS

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It’s important to regard the haters with love and understanding while you keep track of the internet prices of 12-guage autoloaders.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:44:54am

This election has made me such a sex loving feminist than I ever thought I was.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:44:57am

re: #171 William Lewis

Just added, thanks

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:45:27am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

And for the next 4 years the MSM will be lapping this up as “Trump being Trump”.

The new normal, again to quote Yeats, all’s changed utterly.

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Teukka  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:45:45am

re: #156 Franklin

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE FUCKING THINGS

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:46:43am

re: #170 Franklin

I am compiling a list of worthy causes to donate to partially motivated by John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight (LGF article here, it’s a must watch).

Here are the ones he listed:

Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights

Natural Resources Defense Council

International Refugee Assistance Program

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Trevor Project

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Pro Publica

Additional Organizations:

Southern Poverty Law Center
What would be the best organizations to support for bullying prevention and for combating voter disenfranchisement?

Thanks!

Your addition makes the list quite complete. Diffusion of attention and fundraising efforts was one of the plagues of the campaign.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:46:58am

re: #170 Franklin

I am compiling a list of worthy causes to donate to partially motivated by John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight (LGF article here, it’s a must watch).

Here are the ones he listed:

Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights

Natural Resources Defense Council

International Refugee Assistance Program

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The Trevor Project

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Pro Publica

What would be the best organizations to support for bullying prevention and for combating voter disenfranchisement?

Thanks!

A few others:
ACLU (or their state affiliates)
SPLC - tracks hate groups across US
ADL - fights anti-Semitism in US and around world
Guttmacher Institute - they’re the ones who track reproductive health, birth control/abortion restrictions, effects, both in the US and internationally.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:48:22am

Lots of good groups. I’ll pick a couple once I gain a steady and consistent income.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:48:33am

re: #179 lawhawk

A few others:
ACLU (or their state affiliates)
SPLC - tracks hate groups across US
ADL - fights anti-Semitism in US and around world
Guttmacher Institute - they’re the ones who track reproductive health, birth control/abortion restrictions, effects, both in the US and internationally.

We have to donate to them. Even if it’s just a dollar.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:48:54am

re: #179 lawhawk

A few others:
ACLU (or their state affiliates)
SPLC - tracks hate groups across US
ADL - fights anti-Semitism in US and around world
Guttmacher Institute - they’re the ones who track reproductive health, birth control/abortion restrictions, effects, both in the US and internationally.

OOPs. Thought ACLU and ADL were already on the master list from a few days ago.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:50:10am

re: #169 Dr. Matt

And for the next 4 years the MSM will be lapping this up as “Trump being Trump”.

We know how the Corporate Controlled Conservative Press will treat Trump—the same way they kissed Dumbya Bush’s ass! All good little puppies begging for their Master’s attention!

Bowing down and begging for Master’s affection!
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jeffreyw  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:50:20am

Imgur


Bitsy kitty says good morning!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:50:38am

What about Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Lambeda Legal for LGBT rights?

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:51:14am

re: #172 HappyWarrior

Well the House GOP has their orders. Talk up Preibus and act like they don’t know Bannon and say he was just doing a job. JFC. Make sure they aren’t allowed to.

As long as they are having to defend Bannon, there’s a chance of making him go back to his website.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:52:13am

re: #186 Belafon

As long as they are having to defend Bannon, there’s a chance of making him go back to his website.

He will be made out to be the victim of intolerant leftist liberal PC persecution.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:53:32am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will be made out to be the victim of intolerant leftist liberal PC persecution.

I don’t care if he’s not in the White House.

I caught a bit of FOX. They are currently trying to make Bannon out to be a nice guy. And what I thought was “Even Lenin had friends.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:53:51am

re: #186 Belafon

As long as they are having to defend Bannon, there’s a chance of making him go back to his website.

That’s true as well. And of course, Breitbart’s Jerusalem correspondent claims Bannon can’t be antisemitic because Israel! Got news but if the American Nazi Party and KKK are praising you, yeah….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:55:07am

re: #188 Belafon

I don’t care if he’s not in the White House.

I caught a bit of FOX. They are currently trying to make Bannon out to be a nice guy. And what I thought was “Even Lenin had friends.”

Hitler had friends too. He wasn’t alone in that bunker. What’s the point? I’m sure Bannon is pleasant to his friends, most people are.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:55:08am

re: #189 HappyWarrior

That’s true as well. And of course, Breitbart’s Jerusalem correspondent claims Bannon can’t be antisemitic because Israel! Got news but if the American Nazi Party and KKK are praising you, yeah….

Breitbart’s not a news site, so….

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:56:22am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will be made out to be the victim of intolerant leftist liberal PC persecution.

He will but I don’t care, I want that red faced asshole nowhere near the White House. I want him crawling around Breitbart even more bitter than he already is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:56:40am

re: #188 Belafon

I don’t care if he’s not in the White House.

I (unfortunately) find you too optimistic. We are living in the New Media Alternate Reality. If racism and sexism were not enough to keep DT out of the White House, Bannon’s views will not keep him out of a job there, either.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:57:19am

re: #191 Belafon

Breitbart’s not a news site, so….

Breitbart makes the NRO look like Mother Jones.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:59:14am

re: #193 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I (unfortunately) find you too optimistic. We are living in the New Media Alternate Reality. If racism and sexism were not enough to keep DT out of the White House, Bannon’s views will not keep him out of a job there, either.

I cannot upding this enough.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 5:59:29am

re: #193 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I (unfortunately) find you too optimistic. We are living in the New Media Alternate Reality. If racism and sexism were not enough to keep DT out of the White House, Bannon’s views will not keep him out of a job there, either.

You’re probably right but if we press that Trump has this guy on his staff, it will undermine his ability to sell himself as an unifying force. Make Bannon, Trump’s Shirley Sherrod except Bannon actually is a bigot.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:00:26am

re: #81 freetoken

Barack Obama seeks to calm US allies over Trump concerns

Maybe Obama will discover that it is very hard to polish a turd…

So the prez really is on an apology tour now. Apologizing for us electing an asshole.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:00:41am

Even though I love Wendell.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:00:47am

If Van Jones can be forced off Obama’s staff. We can raise hell against Bannon.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:01:22am

re: #84 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I use to never cuss, for some strange reason. Now I do.

Fuck it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:03:12am

re: #196 HappyWarrior

You’re probably right but if we press that Trump has this guy on his staff, it will undermine his ability to sell himself as an unifying force. Make Bannon, Trump’s Shirley Sherrod except Bannon actually is a bigot.

In a normal world, that approach might work. But since the Dawn of the American Idiocracy on November 12, we are just going to wind up turning him into a cause célèbre for Free non-PC Speech

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:03:39am

Ok. Gonna’ get my skinny butt to the store and buy very fattening food and alcohol.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:04:11am

re: #199 HappyWarrior

If Van Jones can be forced off Obama’s staff. We can raise hell against Bannon.

That’s all I’m pushing for. And remember, Bannon praised Lenin.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:04:27am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a normal world, that approach might work. But since the Dawn of the American Idiocracy on November 12, we are just going to wind up him a cause célèbre for Free non-PC Speech

Well at least make the fucker a pariah.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:04:36am

re: #199 HappyWarrior

If Van Jones can be forced off Obama’s staff. We can raise hell against Bannon.

That was in the distant past, when facts, and shame, and truth were valued concepts.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:04:38am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a normal world, that approach might work. But since the Dawn of the American Idiocracy on November 12, we are just going to wind up him a cause célèbre for Free non-PC Speech

I will not buy defeatism, OK?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:04:56am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

Well at least make the fucker a pariah.

Pariahs are a hot commodity these days…

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:05:04am

re: #155 Dr. Matt

They normalized abhorrent behavior that would have disqualified anyone else. “Macaca” literally destroyed George Allen’s campaign. That is practically harmless compared to the things Trump has said over the last 16 months.

Yikes. I forgot that slur was said by George “eh, I’m running off the legacy of my football coach dad” Allen 10 years ago. 😳

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:05:12am

But I’m still trying to be positive.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:05:38am

re: #206 Belafon

I will not buy defeatism, OK?

Do your best, I am just expressing my view of what will be the likely outcome.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:06:39am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Pariahs are a hot commodity these days…

“American Pariah With The Stars”—brought to you on the National Geographic channel..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:07:16am

re: #203 Belafon

That’s all I’m pushing for. And remember, Bannon praised Lenin.

And that he didn’t want his daughter attending a Jewish school because of the number of Jewish peers she’d have. I’m done playing nice. Hardball this mother fucker, do we think Breitbart would’ve played nice with any Clinton appointee? Obviously we gotta pick battles, Preibus is a hack.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:08:41am

re: #211 Decatur Deb

“American Pariah With The Stars”—brought to you on the National Geographic channel..

The real Klan wives, next on the Learning Channel, we return to Nazi Chef.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:08:54am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

And that he didn’t want his daughter attending a Jewish school because of the number of Jewish peers she’d have. I’m done playing nice. Hardball this mother fucker, do we think Breitbart would’ve played nice with any Clinton appointee? Obviously we gotta pick battles, Preibus is a hack.

I agree. I’m done with being nice.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:10:22am

re: #208 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Yikes. I forgot that slur was said by George “eh, I’m running off the legacy of my football coach dad” Allen 10 years ago. 😳

That election gave me hope for my state’s legacy. He’s still doing that btw- running off his dead dad’s legacy, he made some whiny remarks about HRC wanted to do away with the name.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:10:32am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

And that he didn’t want his daughter attending a Jewish school because of the number of Jewish peers she’d have. I’m done playing nice. Hardball this mother fucker, do we think Breitbart would’ve played nice with any Clinton appointee? Obviously we gotta pick battles, Preibus is a hack.

Ivanka is silent about this, but she wants everyone to buy the accessories that she wore to the election victory party! *spit*

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:11:24am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

And that he didn’t want his daughter attending a Jewish school because of the number of Jewish peers she’d have. I’m done playing nice. Hardball this mother fucker, do we think Breitbart would’ve played nice with any Clinton appointee? Obviously we gotta pick battles, Preibus is a hack.

I can tolerate Priebus, because he’s a generic Republican who will say what the bosses want him to say. Bannon is evil, and should not even be a frequent visitor to the White House.

I’m still reeling from the idea that Trump wants to give his kids security clearances. It reeks of setting up a family dynasty, like the Kims in North Korea, or a family-controlled government, like the Marcos family.

The Bush girls never got clearance, I’m pretty sure.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:12:55am

re: #214 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I agree. I’m done with being nice.

Gotta be smart but I’m done playing nice. Bannon should get a taste of his own medicine that Breitbart used against so many Obama appointees. Would a Obama appointee who praised Lenin get any pass? Nope. Kagan got crappped ffs for thinking highly of Thurgood Marshall.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:13:23am
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Amory Blaine  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:15:00am

This is how it normally is to be a liberal in america. You get small victories then have to bunker down again. That’s why when you have the power, you use it hard. That’s why I threw myself down on the ground when Obama omitted the public option. Because as a liberal I knew it would probably be the last time in many years until there is another chance. As we’ve all witnessed this November.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:15:27am

I cancelled my Hulu subscription that I never watch and put that towards a monthly donation to SPLC. That was easy.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:15:39am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He will be made out to be the victim of intolerant leftist liberal PC persecution.

I kinda wouldn’t be surprised if Bannon is setting himself up to be a martyr because he wants to. It’s a trend I’ve noticed among current and former staffers ever since Andrew Breitbart cast himself as a real-life martyr (Milo, Shapiro, Nolte, etc.).

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:15:43am

re: #217 wheat-dogg

I can tolerate Priebus, because he’s a generic Republican who will say what the bosses want him to say. Bannon is evil, and should not even be a frequent visitor to the White House.

I’m still reeling from the idea that Trump wants to give his kids security clearances. It reeks of setting up a family dynasty, like the Kims in North Korea, or a family-controlled government, like the Marcos family.

The Bush girls never got clearance, I’m pretty sure.

Yeah Preibus is one we don’t need to fight, we’ll fight him but he’s legit for his job. But yeah the clearance for the kids? Christ. No, I don’t think Jenna and Barbara did and I think GWB never even considered that. GWB could frustrate me but he understood the office.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:16:59am

re: #219 Franklin

I currently have one set up for the ACLU. I’ll be picking one more group and a newspaper as well.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:17:08am

re: #222 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I kinda wouldn’t be surprised if Bannon is setting himself up to be a martyr because he wants to. It’s a trend I’ve noticed among current and former staffers ever since Andrew Breitbart himself painted himself as a real-life martyr (Milo, Shapiro, Nolte, etc.).

Good observation. Maybe call his bluff here?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:17:28am

re: #222 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I kinda wouldn’t be surprised if Bannon is setting himself up to be a martyr because he wants to. It’s a trend I’ve noticed among current and former staffers ever since Andrew Breitbart himself painted himself as a real-life martyr (Milo, Shapiro, Nolte, etc.).

We live in a climate of discourse in which calling people out for anything short of sedition or active incitement to crime or acts of violence is considered “PC whining”.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:20:08am

re: #219 Franklin

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SPLC has long been on our list—around here they’re more like a weather report than a ‘cause’. We’re plugged in to their street-level work.

Wife and I have a constant battle over focus, though. There are a million important groups out there, and diffusing your donations over too many is feel-good, but inefficient. We’re still sending fucking goats to Burkina Faso or someplace.

I still want that last Guinea Worm dead, though, for Jimmy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:20:18am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Yeah Preibus is one we don’t need to fight, we’ll fight him but he’s legit for his job. But yeah the clearance for the kids? Christ. No, I don’t think Jenna and Barbara did and I think GWB never even considered that. GWB could frustrate me but he understood the office.

So when Uday, Qusay & Evita use their top secret access to do insider trading would that be considered corruption, treason or bau? (bau of course, why did I even ask?)

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:20:23am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In a normal world, that approach might work. But since the Dawn of the American Idiocracy on November 12, we are just going to wind up turning him into a cause célèbre for Free non-PC Speech

We should still oppose the appointment of Bannon to any WH office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:21:24am

re: #229 Sir John Barron

We should still oppose the appointment of Bannon to any WH office.

I also oppose his appointment, I am just advising you what spin is going to be applied to it.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:21:25am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Yeah Preibus is one we don’t need to fight, we’ll fight him but he’s legit for his job. But yeah the clearance for the kids? Christ. No, I don’t think Jenna and Barbara did and I think GWB never even considered that. GWB could frustrate me but he understood the office.

The Bushes respected the office of the presidency, and recognized the boundaries required of the president. I’m sure Laura B. and Michelle O. weren’t privy to classified information, and there was no need for them to have access to it.

The presidency is not supposed to be a family business, for pete’s sake.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:21:28am

re: #228 The Vicious Babushka

So when Uday, Qusay & Evita use their top secret access to do insider trading would that be considered corruption, treason or bau? (bau of course, why did I even ask?)

When the president’s kids do it, that means it’s not illegal.//

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:22:39am

re: #231 wheat-dogg

The Bushes respected the office of the presidency, and recognized the boundaries required of the president. I’m sure Laura B. and Michelle O. weren’t privy to classified information, and there was no need for them to have access to it.

The presidency is not supposed to be a family business, for pete’s sake.

Yeah I think GWB respected that. My faults with him were big and over policy but he understood the office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:22:49am

re: #231 wheat-dogg

The presidency is not supposed to be a family business, for pete’s sake.

Trump is rewriting history before our very eyes…

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:24:02am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also oppose his appointment, I am just advising you what spin is going to be applied to it.

Of course. But let’s not be intimidated by that.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:24:10am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I also oppose his appointment, I am just advising you what spin is going to be applied to it.

It was pretty obvious. I’m already seeing it. I’m still going to call it bullshit.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:27:29am

That Trump got away, in the eyes of the media, with appointing Bannon as his campaign CEO or whatever he was, is pretty appalling. Not surprisingly, the muted reaction to Bannon’s role during the campaign has emboldened Trump.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:28:34am

re: #225 HappyWarrior

Good observation. Maybe call his bluff here?

I would. Self-appointed martyrdom is a feature within the Breitbart ‘culture,’ not a bug.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:29:28am

Omg. The Greek people have been through hell.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:29:53am

re: #238 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I would. Self-appointed martyrdom is a feature within the Breitbart ‘culture,’ not a bug.

I fully support that, if they’re thorough about it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:31:09am

No wonder why Moore talks about running Oprah or Tom Hanks. I guess Trump proves they could win but I want the best possible mind for the job. Someone who actually unlike me stay in a seminar on advanced economics without falling asleep. Someone who can juggle hundreds of egos without going nuts. I want a president who understands people like me but also understands the immense responsibilities of this office, an office once held by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:33:47am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump is rewriting history before our very eyes…

I’m afraid you are right. My granddaughter will have to listen to my tales of the good old days, when President Obama was the last one elected by a majority of the voters and the White House was not part of a global corporate enterprise named Trump Inc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:34:50am

barf

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:35:45am

more barfing…
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:36:30am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:36:34am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

No wonder why Moore talks about running Oprah or Tom Hanks. I guess Trump proves they could win but I want the best possible mind for the job. Someone who actually unlike me stay in a seminar on advanced economics without falling asleep. Someone who can juggle hundreds of egos without going nuts. I want a president who understands people like me but also understands the immense responsibilities of this office, an office once held by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

You get one/generation. Rejoice that he and his family made it safe to the closing days.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:37:06am

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

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barf

Remember when the House GOP ran away from Trump? Yep convinced more than ever it’s because they worried he’d lose and fuck their brand up. That’s no longer a concern.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:37:48am

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

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more barfing…

He tells it as it is!//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:38:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:38:32am

re: #247 HappyWarrior

Remember when the House GOP ran away from Trump? Yep convinced more than ever it’s because they worried he’d lose and fuck their brand up. That’s no longer a concern.

Now the concern is that he will fuck their brand up by winning.

But it will take years for the extent of that damage to become clear to most of us.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:39:21am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Now the concern is that he will fuck their brand up by winning.

But it will take years for the extent of that damage to become clear to most of us.

They don’t seem concerned about that for now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:40:33am

re: #251 HappyWarrior

They don’t seem concerned about that for now.

my concern is how long it will take to recover from all that damage…

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:43:16am

My nightmare is that the Social Security fund is hacked (or the codes are actually shared with Putin) and all the money drains into untraceable accounts.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:44:16am

Think Charles would mind if I went back to my previous moniker of “femnazibitch”?

I’ve been trying to think of others:

Pissedofffemale

AngryWhiteLady

ERAnow!

Iamhuman

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:44:35am

Watching Obama be well spoken and elegant. How dare him.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:45:30am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

My nightmare is that the Social Security fund is hacked (or the codes are actually shared with Putin) and all the money drains into untraceable accounts.

I’m pretty sure it’s not quite that easy, or the Russians would have done it already. But if Trump pardons Snowden, and convinces him to join Team Trump, then all bets are off.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:45:42am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

My nightmare is that the Social Security fund is hacked (or the codes are actually shared with Putin) and all the money drains into untraceable accounts.

expecially if the tax treaties don’t hold.

I understand there is going to be a bit of dark money —black ops etc. If they aren’t going to pay taxes on it to some government, they there should be some form of tribute to social agencies who have to clean up the mess the dark money (drug money) created.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:47:38am

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

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barf

Barf. Vomit. Gag.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:48:08am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

My nightmare is that the Social Security fund is hacked (or the codes are actually shared with Putin) and all the money drains into untraceable accounts.

I recall a scene in the British “House of Cards” in which Lord Urquhardt (the British Frank Underwood) tells the King quite clearly “Our people made you, we can break you!”.

I can imagine Putin whispering a similar phrase in Trump’s ear at their next meeting…

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:48:17am

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Will all House members have to wear the stupid red MAGA hats during the SOTU?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:48:56am

re: #254 Birth Control Works

Think Charles would mind if I went back to my previous moniker of “femnazibitch”?

You might be mistaken for a Trump White House staffer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:49:08am

re: #260 Sir John Barron

Will all House members have to wear the stupid red MAGA hats during the SOTU?

Many will do so voluntarily, out of pride and solidarity.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:50:17am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Many will do so voluntarily, out of pride and solidarity.

But not a cult. No sirree.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:50:26am

Obama looks like I did when I watched Negan beat the shit out of Abrhams and glenns head.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:50:44am

re: #259 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I recall a scene in the British “House of Cards” in which Lord Urquhardt (the British Frank Underwood) tells the King quite clearly “Our people made you, we can break you!”.

I can imagine Putin whispering a similar phrase in Trump’s ear at their next meeting…

He is in their debt. A scary thought.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:51:01am

Charities that really need our support:

Planned Parenthood

NARAL

Center for Reproductive Rights

AND IF Possible, check out Amazon’s Smile —your local women’s shelter might be listed.

This organization more than any (especially in Illinois right now) needs your support. Our local Shelter (where I volunteers) has been so affected by budget cuts that they are looking at layoffs.

You might remember that I learned a Masters Level counselor left us a while back because she needed more money —she went to a Catholic School.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:51:55am

re: #261 Decatur Deb

You might be mistaken for a Trump White House staffer.

AngryCrackerLady?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:51:57am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:52:31am

re: #265 HappyWarrior

He is in their debt. A scary thought.

Yeah, I’ve been wondering who will be calling in markers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:52:54am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:53:20am

re: #267 Birth Control Works

AngryCrackerLady?

Same problem.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:54:02am

re: #264 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Obama looks like I did when I watched Negan beat the shit out of Abrhams and glenns head.

Seriously. no laughs from this???

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:54:35am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t know that about drain the swamp. Knew America First tho.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:55:02am

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:56:06am

re: #46 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dave Itzkoff ✔ @ditzkoff
what is literally the first ocean liner you think of when anyone says ocean liner


4:15 PM - 14 Nov 2016
8,155 8,155 Retweets 16,223 16,223 likes

I got this one!

The Titanic.

Morning.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:56:08am

re: #273 HappyWarrior

Didn’t know that about drain the swamp. Knew America First tho.

The swamp thing might have a more well-known, innocent source—“When you’re up to your ass in alligators…”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:56:12am

re: #274 lawhawk

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That was one of my faves.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:56:37am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:56:50am

Christie seems to be losing influence. Don’t think he will be in the cabinet. I think Trump’s people think he probably served his purpose.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:57:17am

later all

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:57:26am

So the report about Trump wanting security clearances for his kids is a fake?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:57:56am

Really, what is Trump talking about that he would have campaigned MORE in Florida? He was there all the freaking time.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:58:06am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:58:29am

re: #281 wheat-dogg

So the report about Trump wanting security clearances for his kids is a fake?

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Well that’s a relief I guess.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:59:06am

re: #281 wheat-dogg

No. It’s not wrong. He could have floated it, and it is something that could be done once he is president. There’s nothing stopping them from getting the clearances from what I understand.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 6:59:51am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Haha. We’re gonna need to do these with Trump and Pence too. May not be as fun since Pence is an uptight dick.

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Skip Intro  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:00:04am

re: #231 wheat-dogg

The Bushes respected the office of the presidency, and recognized the boundaries required of the president. I’m sure Laura B. and Michelle O. weren’t privy to classified information, and there was no need for them to have access to it.

The presidency is not supposed to be a family business, for pete’s sake.

It is when you elect a Mafia don to be president.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:00:25am

re: #285 lawhawk

No. It’s not wrong. He could have floated it, and it is something that could be done once he is president. There’s nothing stopping them from getting the clearances from what I understand.

Right I did hear that part too.

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Skip Intro  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:01:38am

re: #243 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought it would be arm bands, but this time it’s hats.

See, history doesn’t repeat itself.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:01:42am

re: #285 lawhawk

No. It’s not wrong. He could have floated it, and it is something that could be done once he is president. There’s nothing stopping them from getting the clearances from what I understand.

The Daily Beast report says otherwise. I’m hoping it’s correct.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:02:29am

re: #289 Skip Intro

I thought it would be arm bands, but this time it’s hats.

See, history doesn’t repeat itself.

Maybe Ivanka can design some spiffy bracelets or something. //

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:02:41am

re: #287 Skip Intro

It is when you elect a Mafia don to be president.

Don Corleone had the sense to see that not all his sons should be trusted with family business. I’d take Vito over Trump especially how he got Signora Colombo her apartment back .

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:03:49am

re: #289 Skip Intro

I thought it would be arm bands, but this time it’s hats.

See, history doesn’t repeat itself.

Arm bands are so 1930”s. Hats are modern.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:04:02am

re: #285 lawhawk

No. It’s not wrong. He could have floated it, and it is something that could be done once he is president. There’s nothing stopping them from getting the clearances from what I understand.

That timeline has statements that clearance was “not requested” torqued into headers claiming the idea was not contemplated/discussed.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:06:01am

I bought this last night. Heehee.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:09:06am

I live about five minutes from eh-LEER’-ee-uh, and yes, it truly is backward hick country (and that’s before you go into the actual countryside).
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:09:25am

Twitter has long had a feature called “mute” which enables you to mute accounts you don’t want to see Tweets from. Now we’re expanding mute to where people need it the most: in notifications. We’re enabling you to mute keywords, phrases, and even entire conversations you don’t want to see notifications about, rolling out to everyone in the coming days. This is a feature we’ve heard many of you ask for, and we’re going to keep listening to make it better and more comprehensive over time.

Our hateful conduct policy prohibits specific conduct that targets people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Today we’re giving you a more direct way to report this type of conduct for yourself, or for others, whenever you see it happening. This will improve our ability to process these reports, which helps reduce the burden on the person experiencing the abuse, and helps to strengthen a culture of collective support on Twitter.

And finally, on enforcement, we’ve retrained all of our support teams on our policies, including special sessions on cultural and historical contextualization of hateful conduct, and implemented an ongoing refresher program. We’ve also improved our internal tools and systems in order to deal more effectively with this conduct when it’s reported to us. Our goal is a faster and more transparent process.

not good enough when threats reported are not considered a violation of TOS.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:13:39am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

As I’ve told my brothers who liked Bernie, if I’m having reservations, what on earth are people in the middle going to do? And she never used either of those against him. His staunchest supporters act like he can do nothing wrong. The more I see of Bernie the more I honestly don’t like. He thinks he’s the white working class messiah which is bullshit.

Well, Bernie never was a Goldwater guy and never called some blacks Super Predators.

Yeah…I’ve seen that kind of stuff as criticism. I guess Clinton will never live that down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:16:15am

my shocked face…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:19:09am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:20:40am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We live in a climate of discourse in which calling people out for anything short of sedition or active incitement to crime or acts of violence is considered “PC whining”.

Unless named Clinton, then anything goes.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:20:45am

re: #297 Backwoods_Sleuth

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not good enough when threats reported are not considered a violation of TOS.

Our hateful conduct policy prohibits specific conduct that targets people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Today we’re giving you a more direct way to report this type of conduct for yourself, or for others, whenever you see it happening. This will improve our ability to process these reports, which helps reduce the burden on the person experiencing the abuse, and helps to strengthen a culture of collective support on Twitter.

Twitter’s libertarian POV enabled and enables those who freely target people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. By not stopping what would have been a manageable problem long ago, this level of online hatred is now sinking their company, making it almost entirely unsalable.

This does nothing to take the burden of proof off of us, or of those who are targeted. Leslie Jones is the only reason why @Jack has done anything. Period.

Nice try, Twitter. I still call bullshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:21:27am

heh

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:22:36am

re: #69 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

So, grabbing my pussy is not allowed, unless we are dating, you did not vote for Trump, and you did not vote for Trump. (Yeah I had to say it twice). and Unless I am not yelling “Grab my pussy” cant believe I have to say this.

Might even have to say it a third time in this day and age. :-/

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:22:55am

re: #124 Decatur Deb

Too many dice rolls came up for Trump. We might be underestimating the professionalism behind that Unfortunate Series of Events.

What we might have underestimated is the power of the Tweet, how that fits into the internet and how having a TV personality helps get you on TV.

I am wondering if Hillary was a little too hidden as far as forcing herself onto TV like The Donald did. She also didn’t try to go for the huge rally and really firing up the crowd until maybe it was too late.

It is hard to deny that Trump managed to spend less and get more. There will be a lot of thinking about that for future elections. Also to be considered is how does a “normal” candidate take on a flamethrower without getting burned?

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Timothy Watson  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:24:46am

re: #281 wheat-dogg

So the report about Trump wanting security clearances for his kids is a fake?

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Forget it, Jack. It’s someone from The Federalist who used to write for Ace of Spades HQ.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:26:06am

re: #306 Timothy Watson

Forget it, Jack. It’s someone from The Federalist who used to write for Ace of Spades HQ.

Well, shit.

I will now resume my worried as shit mode.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:28:22am

re: #143 Decatur Deb

The media doesn’t work for us. Never did.

But, but, but…we own it! /

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:28:41am

re: #298 ObserverArt

Well, Bernie never was a Goldwater guy and never called some blacks Super Predators.

Yeah…I’ve seen that kind of stuff as criticism. I guess Clinton will never live that down.

I always liked how the fact Bernie actually voted for the crime bill got ignored but HRC got all the attacks for it. The Goldwater Girl thing was shit too considering what she’s done since. The super predator comment? Bad, yes but one she apologized for and unlike Bernie with the environmental racism:

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:29:24am

re: #281 wheat-dogg

So the report about Trump wanting security clearances for his kids is a fake?

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JFK made RFK his Attorney General. I guess the 1967 law was passed to prevent that from happening again.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:30:39am

So, because of John Oliver and others, lots of people are investing in papers for the first time. Both the NYT and WaPo have seen major upticks in their subscriptions, which is good. This is how investigative journalism gets paid.

Now the question I have is this: Is there a way for all of us liberals to force CNN to the left? Since we don’t pay them, it would have to be based on market share. Is there a way to do this?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:32:03am

re: #311 Belafon

Now the question I have is this: Is there a way for all of us liberals to force CNN to the left? Since we don’t pay them, it would have to be based on market share. Is there a way to do this?

I stopped watching CNN after the Malaysian Airlines kerfuffle…now I only see it when I am at airports or visiting relatives…

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:32:46am

re: #311 Belafon

So, because of John Oliver and others, lots of people are investing in papers for the first time. Both the NYT and WaPo have seen major upticks in their subscriptions, which is good. This is how investigative journalism gets paid.

Now the question I have is this: Is there a way for all of us liberals to force CNN to the left? Since we don’t pay them, it would have to be based on market share. Is there a way to do this?

CNN wanted Fox News’ market and became Fox to get it. Ignore them both.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:33:28am

Time for bed. Maintain course and direction, people. Wake me if any ‘bergs are sighted.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:34:03am

re: #311 Belafon

So, because of John Oliver and others, lots of people are investing in papers for the first time. Both the NYT and WaPo have seen major upticks in their subscriptions, which is good. This is how investigative journalism gets paid.

Now the question I have is this: Is there a way for all of us liberals to force CNN to the left? Since we don’t pay them, it would have to be based on market share. Is there a way to do this?

TBH, cord-cutting is the only thing that comes to my mind. (Which actually is a legitimate trend; just ask Disney how their 80% stake in ESPN is working out for them.)

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:36:01am

It is possible to argue Comcast into dropping a service to your house on a channel-by-channel basis. They don’t like it, but maybe someone will get the message.

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Teukka  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:36:29am

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:37:37am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #313 Decatur Deb

re: #315 Myron Falwell (no relation)

These are all basically the same arguments for not subscribing to newspapers.

The thing is, for a lot, A LOT, of people, the TV is how they get their information. It’s how they get their morning information. It’s how Republicans get their marching orders. We can’t ignore it, and, as we’ve discovered with various attempts, we can’t push a new channel into it.

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Tigger2  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:38:18am
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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:39:30am

re: #197 Eventual Carrion

So the prez really is on an apology tour now. Apologizing for us electing an asshole.

But this apology tour is a-okay with the conservatives.

Has he bowed down to Trump yet, and embarrassed this county?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:40:00am

re: #318 Belafon

These are all basically the same arguments for not subscribing to newspapers.

The thing is, for a lot, A LOT, of people, the TV is how they get their information. It’s how they get their morning information. It’s how Republicans get their marching orders. We can’t ignore it, and, as we’ve discovered with various attempts, we can’t push a new channel into it.

TV is a balance of nutrition and toxin. We minimize our weekly intake.

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William Lewis  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:41:44am

re: #321 Decatur Deb

TV is a balance of nutrition and toxin. We minimize our weekly intake.

I got rid of my tv at the digital cut over. I do not miss it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:42:56am

re: #322 William Lewis

I got rid of my tv at the digital cut over. I do not miss it.

Likewise here. If I watch TV shows, then from a pay site like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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Tigger2  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:45:03am

re: #322 William Lewis

I got rid of my tv at the digital cut over. I do not miss it.

I got rid of cable and got a digital antenna. I got tired of paying for channels I never watch.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:45:46am

re: #268 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sounds like things are going smoothly.

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Teukka  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:45:47am

OT-ish, but this just occured to me:

Suggested names for DT’s reign:
* “Reign of Derp”

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:46:28am

For What It’s Worth:

More than half of arrested anti-Trump protesters didn’t vote in Oregon

kgw.com

Small sample size.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:47:08am

re: #326 Teukka

OT-ish, but this just occured to me:

Suggested names for DT’s reign:
* “Reign of Derp”

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy

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Teukka  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:47:40am

re: #327 Decatur Deb

For What It’s Worth:

More than half of arrested anti-Trump protesters didn’t vote in Oregon

kgw.com

Small sample size.

Not too many high-school dropouts know the perils of a small n.

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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:48:53am

And this is my shocked face.

The same people who felt that they should get out and protest didn’t think enough to actually go and vote - where their protest (vote) would actually carry real weight.

If you can go and wait in line for days for a new Star Wars movie or a new iPhone, you can wait to go place your vote at the ballot box. Far too many of these people decided to skip the vote.

In Oregon, it may not make much of a difference since the state went for Clinton, but in states where the margins were much closer, this could have meant a world of difference.

Also, while this was in Portland, Oregon, one has to wonder how many protesters in other parts of the country didn’t go and vote - leaving their voices unheard in the one place where it truly counts - the ballot box.

It’s too late to remind people that the time to protest and act against bigots is before they win elections - and registering that opposition in the form of a vote. By not voting, these people ceded the ground to a bigot.

Thanks for that.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:50:30am

re: #330 lawhawk

It’s too late to remind people that the time to protest and act against bigots is before they win elections - and registering that opposition in the form of a vote. By not voting, these people ceded the ground to a bigot.

We can’t fix what they did, but we can pound in their heads about what to do in two years.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:52:18am

FFS if you can rally on the streets, you can fucking vote. I am glad tehy’er pissed that Trump was elected but as I said, I would have liked to seen that to stop him getting elected in the first place. Thanks guys but damn it where were you? (Rhetorical, I know a lot of them were upset that HRC wasn’t pure enough or Bernie or Jill.).

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:52:29am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

No wonder why Moore talks about running Oprah or Tom Hanks. I guess Trump proves they could win but I want the best possible mind for the job. Someone who actually unlike me stay in a seminar on advanced economics without falling asleep. Someone who can juggle hundreds of egos without going nuts. I want a president who understands people like me but also understands the immense responsibilities of this office, an office once held by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

I guess we are at the point where we are accepting a “President in the Window” and having a strong staff to do the actual political work. It started with Ronnie, but he acted as a politician and even had some experience. Now it appears some are just fine with the acting job, period.

Anything to win? Any thought given to what the winner does next?

But there is so much unknown with all that kind of thinking. If we go that way, then the entire cabinet needs to be identified before the vote. Can you imagine the nitpicking that would happen if everyone fought over 15 or so people on each ticket?

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Tigger2  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:53:42am

re: #327 Decatur Deb

For What It’s Worth:

More than half of arrested anti-Trump protesters didn’t vote in Oregon

kgw.com

Small sample size.

Well maybe some of those people have had their eyes opened for them and hopefully start voting.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 7:54:36am

re: #254 Birth Control Works

Think Charles would mind if I went back to my previous moniker of “femnazibitch”?

I’ve been trying to think of others:

Pissedofffemale

AngryWhiteLady

ERAnow!

Iamhuman

Hey…you are here today. Short vacation or a drive by?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:01:13am

re: #333 ObserverArt

I guess we are at the point where we are accepting a “President in the Window” and having a strong staff to do the actual political work. It started with Ronnie, but he acted as a politician and even had some experience. Now it appears some are just fine with the acting job, period.

Anything to win? Any thought given to what the winner does next?

But there is so much unknown with all that kind of thinking. If we go that way, then the entire cabinet needs to be identified before the vote. Can you imagine the nitpicking that would happen if everyone fought over 15 or so people on each ticket?

Yeah I think you’re right that a lot of this has its genesis with Reagan. I mean you always do need a strong staff. Really is a point of no return and I again find myself quoting Yeats to myself.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:01:30am

re: #278 Birth Control Works

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share as you wish

You may have not forgotten, but sure as hell too many others did and many of them appeared to be women.

How did you take those results?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:03:23am

Has AM posted since yesterday? Wanted to let him know we’re cool after the exchange we had yesterday.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:05:16am

re: #319 Tigger2

@Teamsters @CNNMoney Then they’re screwed because Trump hates Unions
— jim (@jlcoffeecup) November 15, 2016

Dear Macomb County Michigan,

You’re fucking idiots. Enjoy the next 4 years.

Sincerely,
We told you so.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:06:39am

re: #339 Dr. Matt

Dear Macomb County Michigan,

You’re fucking idiots. Enjoy the next 4 years.

Sincerely,
We told you so.

Macomb County fell head over heels for Reagan too, the biggest union buster and supporter of outsourcing of them all but hey he made them feel good!

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Tigger2  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:08:20am
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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:09:20am

re: #296 Myron Falwell (no relation)

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I live about five minutes from eh-LEER’-ee-uh, and yes, it truly is backward hick country (and that’s before you go into the actual countryside).

Since you are an Ohioan…are you familiar with a little town by the name of Shelby?

I had relatives from there. My one uncle was Archie Bunker before there was an Archie Bunker. I still do not know if there any African American in that little berg. Let’s just say they made it hard for AA people to reside there. I do not go back there…at all. And it is north of Columbus…’bout halfway.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:09:38am

re: #341 Tigger2

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That’s why I never enrolled myself in engineering or advanced mathematics courses in college. Trump fucking should have known he was in over his head from the start and now the world is going to hope he doesn’t fuck it all up beyond repair.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:15:04am

re: #343 HappyWarrior

Trump America fucking should have known he was in over his head from the start and now the world is going to hope he doesn’t fuck it all up beyond repair.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:15:44am

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

That too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:15:49am

This isn’t scary, is it?
O_o

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:15:51am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

Macomb County fell head over heels for Reagan too, the biggest union buster and supporter of outsourcing of them all but hey he made them feel good!

I have a cousin who fully retired from Chrysler at 47 with a full pension and cadillac health plan and is a card-carrying wingnut. Talk about voting against your best interest.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:16:51am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

This isn’t scary, is it?
O_o

Checks and balances, folks.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:17:06am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

This isn’t scary, is it?
O_o

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As I’ve been saying, all that talk about how they were against Trump was because they were afraid about Trump hurting their brand and chances at the polls. He’s won now so they don’t have to worry about that. In that way, Trump’s going to be tougher to beat in 2020.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:17:30am

re: #347 Dr. Matt

I have a cousin who fully retired from Chrysler at 47 with a full pension and cadillac health plan and is a card-carrying wingnut. Talk about voting against your best interest.

Christ.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:18:48am

re: #347 Dr. Matt

I have a cousin who fully retired from Chrysler at 47 with a full pension and cadillac health plan and is a card-carrying wingnut. Talk about voting against your best interest.

IGMFY

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Lidane  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:19:17am

This is not fucking normal:

And people want to normalize this election? Fucking unreal.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:20:18am

re: #351 Blind Frog Belly White

IGMFY

Yup. Basically.

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Lidane  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:20:19am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

This isn’t scary, is it?
O_o

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Because that worked out so well for America in the past.

The Republicans are a disaster. We’re fucked for the foreseeable future.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:21:23am

re: #352 Lidane

This is not fucking normal:

It’s the new normal. We now live a non-PC world. Anything and everything goes….except for Harry Reid being a big bad meanie.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:23:02am

re: #352 Lidane

This is not fucking normal:

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And people want to normalize this election? Fucking unreal.

It’s not. The African-American WWII vet who got denied his free meal at Chilis is also getting death threats.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:25:39am

re: #342 ObserverArt

Since you are an Ohioan…are you familiar with a little town by the name of Shelby?

I had relatives from there. My one uncle was Archie Bunker before there was an Archie Bunker. I still do not know if there any African American in that little berg. Let’s just say they made it hard for AA people to reside there. I do not go back there…at all. And it is north of Columbus…’bout halfway.

I have, albeit briefly. Shelby was a lunch stop on the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure two years ago (I’ve participated in the past five GOBAs).

Basically anything south of the turnpike or west of State Route 4 (outside of actual cities) is lily white and could be easily annexed to Indiana or Kentucky.

And it’s a shame, because I love the countryside.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:31:49am

Christ on a cracker. On the first point they call HBCU’s “Historic Black Colleges and Universities”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:32:18am

University police say they arrested 24-year-old Shane Stanton on Monday and charged him with a misdemeanor count of assault after he threw himself into protester Timothy Adams and sent the man hurtling down the steps.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:33:19am
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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:33:33am

re: #358 Franklin

OK, I’m calling bullshit or extreme negligence on this one.

Here is point 2:

We will make our communities safe again. Every poor African-American child must be able to walk down the street in peace. Safety is a civil right. We will invest in training and funding both local and federal law enforcement operations to remove the gang members, drug dealers, and criminal cartels from our neighborhoods. The reduction of crime is not merely a goal - but a necessity.

They are either equating poor and black or they are saying that middle and upper income blacks don’t have a right to safety in their community.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:34:21am

re: #361 Franklin

OK, I’m calling bullshit or extreme negligence on this one.

Here is point 2:

They are either equating poor and black or they are saying that middle and upper income blacks don’t have a right to safety in their community.

The former.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:36:19am

re: #357 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I have, albeit briefly. Shelby was a lunch stop on the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure two years ago (I’ve participated in the past five GOBAs).

Basically anything south of the turnpike or west of State Route 4 (outside of actual cities) is lily white and could be easily annexed to Indiana or Kentucky.

And it’s a shame, because I love the countryside.

Hey! You just included Columbus…not fair. : )

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:36:44am

re: #361 Franklin

OK, I’m calling bullshit or extreme negligence on this one.

Here is point 2:

They are either equating poor and black or they are saying that middle and upper income blacks don’t have a right to safety in their community.

One sentence in that article pretty much sums up Trump’s “plan”:

Looks like the only word missing is gentrification.

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Mike Lamb  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:36:49am

Biden: Barack…I left an upper decker in the bathroom next to the Oval Office.

Obama: A what?

Biden: An upper decker. I pooped in the toilet tank.

Obama: <Facepalm>

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Jayleia  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:37:47am

re: #349 HappyWarrior

No *he* won’t be tougher in 2020, he’s 70. You’ve seen what 4 years in office does to someone who CAN do the job and is healthy as a horse and is a workaholic.

He’s never done real work, he’s about as healthy as you could expect a patient of Dr. Feelgood to be, and even if he was a workaholic, he CAN’T do the job…coronary and/or stroke by 2018.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:39:05am

re: #366 Jayleia

No *he* won’t be tougher in 2020, he’s 70. You’ve seen what 4 years in office does to someone who CAN do the job and is healthy as a horse and is a workaholic.

He’s never done real work, he’s about as healthy as you could expect a patient of Dr. Feelgood to be, and even if he was a workaholic, he CAN’T do the job…coronary and/or stroke by 2018.

He’s going to look like Immortan Joe at the end of 4 years.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:39:28am

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And Ohio State will toss him out of school. They changed their policy regarding hate crime type stuff. Do it and you are gone. No questions asked.

At least that is my understanding. One of my good friend’s wife works in HR at OSU.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:39:43am

re: #366 Jayleia

No *he* won’t be tougher in 2020, he’s 70. You’ve seen what 4 years in office does to someone who CAN do the job and is healthy as a horse and is a workaholic.

He’s never done real work, he’s about as healthy as you could expect a patient of Dr. Feelgood to be, and even if he was a workaholic, he CAN’T do the job…coronary and/or stroke by 2018.

FAir points.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:39:55am
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:40:18am

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:41:36am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I guess Christie resigned his part too in the casual comedy. Sorry, sorry, I’ll quit quoting Yeats.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:42:13am

re: #371 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

They’re hoping to stay off the trains until help arrives.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:42:13am

re: #371 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

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Don’t wanna say I told you so, but…..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:42:56am

re: #371 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

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I’d point out that the American Nazi Party and KKK think highly of him and lots of Antisemites love him. The only thing they have going is Bannon loves Israel. And the RJC wants to harass the ADL for criticizing Trump.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:42:59am

re: #363 ObserverArt

Hey! You just included Columbus…not fair. : )

Columbus can stay. 😺 Every time I’ve traveled down there (Buckeyes games, the state Fair, volunteering for the Special Olympics Ohio Basketball finals) I fall in love with it more and more.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:43:26am

re: #374 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Don’t wanna say I told you so, but…..

Meh it’s the RJC. I’m sure they’d find some way to defend Duke.

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ObserverArt  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:46:01am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Wow. And just last week (Thursday?) Christie was on the Today show and seemed all pumped up to be helping Trump.

I guess what everyone feared about Trump having a hit list is true and he is going to use it. Dangerous dude to be sending out to meet other heads of state. What’s he going to do if Putin pisses him off?

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:46:12am

re: #374 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Don’t wanna say I told you so, but…..

Oh, I was expecting it, only not THIS level of Derp.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:46:28am

If Bannon isn’t an Anti-SEmite. Why reference Bill Kristol’s religion and cultural background? Why not just call him a renegade conservative? Had to be Renegade Jew. Gee I wonder why.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:51:40am

re: #371 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

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BUT JARED & IVANKAAAAA!!!!1!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:51:43am

And i’m sorry that there are Jews on Breitbart means nothing to me. Lots of Jews were in the Italian fascist party too. And besides it’s not just Antisemitism that the pig faced drunk has, it’s racism and sexism as well.

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BeachDem  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:53:02am

re: #134 Patricia Kayden

“Voter suppression was an impact as well.”

Yep. And I wish Dems could come up with an effective strategy to deal with voter suppression. Perhaps, we could get some volunteers to actually work with those who want to vote who are impacted by voter ID laws for example. There must be something we can do beyond just talking about voter suppression as if it were an insurmountable problem. The courts aren’t going to help us fight that issue.

There actually are groups that work with people who are impacted by voter ID laws, and they do a pretty good job getting people registered. What we need to do is get people elected as Secretaries of State, because that’s where the real suppression takes place—with purging voter rolls, limiting registration and voting locations, cutting early voting times, providing fewer voting machines in urban precincts, etc.

Look up Ken Blackwell, who was a master at it in Ohio (and who now heads Trump’s domestic transition team efforts.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:53:07am
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:53:25am

re: #382 HappyWarrior

And i’m sorry that there are Jews on Breitbart means nothing to me. Lots of Jews were in the Italian fascist party too. And besides it’s not just Antisemitism that the pig faced drunk has, it’s racism and sexism as well.

Mussolini had a Jewish girlfriend. How well did that work out?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:54:36am

re: #385 The Vicious Babushka

Mussolini had a Jewish girlfriend. How well did that work out?

Exactly. But hey some Jewish guys who write shit about other Jews who they hate for being liberal say he’s all right so let’s ignore Bannon’s history!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:55:05am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:55:31am

Oh and Obama having Biden as a VP and tons of white and Jewish advisers has never stopped Breitbart from calling him racist against whites and Antisemitic.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:56:22am

re: #386 HappyWarrior

Exactly. But hey some Jewish guys who write shit about other Jews who they hate for being liberal say he’s all right so let’s ignore Bannon’s history!

Ask Baby Whiplash how that worked out for him.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:57:10am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s a relief given what he planned to do the Department of Education but uh is he forgetting that yeah he ran for President with the same amount of inexperience that both him and Trump have. Well, that’s good, at least they won’t be able to call us racist when we would inevitably oppose his policies though I suspect Arapaio 2.0, aka David Clarke will be getting a sopt.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:57:37am

re: #389 The Vicious Babushka

Ask Baby Whiplash how that worked out for him.

Yeah even Shapiro thinks Bannon is bad news and Shapiro is a huge right wing hack.

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:58:28am

There was a stabbing at my old high school in Orem, Utah. 5 injured including the person who did it.

ksl.com

School is back in session.

Crazy.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 8:59:42am

re: #361 Franklin

OK, I’m calling bullshit or extreme negligence on this one.

Here is point 2:

They are either equating poor and black or they are saying that middle and upper income blacks don’t have a right to safety in their community.

The only point that isn’t an obvious dog-whistle or simple black-washing of GOP dogma is #3 (Equal Justice). Probably just an outright lie.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:01:15am

Well Christie and Carson, those are the two primary opponents I most expected to get jobs. Doubt Huckabee’s getting anything.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:01:22am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

This isn’t scary, is it?
O_o

This will need to be the ad for every Democrat running next year: “Do you think Republicans are going to take care of you? No. Are Republicans going to perform their duty to check the president and keep him from doing anything that will hurt you? No.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:01:34am

And no way Jeb or Rubio. Maybe Cruz gets the Supreme Court. Maybe.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:02:33am

re: #395 Belafon

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This will need to be the ad for every Democrat running next year: “Do you think Republicans are going to take care of you? No. Are Republicans going to perform their duty to check the president and keep him from doing anything that will hurt you? No.”

Hell Ryan is pretty unpopular himself even among Republicans.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:03:07am

re: #393 Decatur Deb

The only point that isn’t an obvious dog-whistle or simple black-washing of GOP dogma. is #3 (Equal Justice). Probably just an outright lie.

I know, right? One set of rules. OK, so when do we tear up police contracts that allow waiting periods before officers involved in shootings are interviewed? Or that allow the officer to review the dash-cam or body worn camera footage before being interviewed?

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:03:08am

From guy that said Obama is a racist and “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture”

Even Glenn Beck Says Stephen Bannon Is ‘Terrifying’

On today’s episode of his radio show, he talked extensively and passionately about the dangers of Donald Trump’s chief advisor, Steve Bannon. He didn’t hold back on his fears, many of which we all share.

“He’s a nightmare and he’s the chief adviser to the president of the United States now.”

He doesn’t talk about Trump being a racist, rather he suggests that the media focus on Bannon who he says “has a clear tie to white nationalists.” He even talks about Bannon’s white nationalist, racist, sexist, anti-semtic online newsrag, Breitbart, going to far as saying that Bannon is on record saying that he created it is a “platform” for the alt-right.

Beck ended with “He is a terrifying man. A terrifying man.”

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:03:56am

re: #285 lawhawk

No. It’s not wrong. He could have floated it, and it is something that could be done once he is president. There’s nothing stopping them from getting the clearances from what I understand.

Nothing except ethics, and we know that has never stopped them from doing anything.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:04:43am

re: #399 Dr. Matt

From guy that said Obama is a racist and “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture”

Even Glenn Beck Says Stephen Bannon Is ‘Terrifying’

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

I hate giving Beck credit but he’s been very Anti-Trump throughout and that’s not changing now that Trump’s won. I think he’s also acknowledged that he was wrong about Obama. That said, I won’t be calling him a friend or even ally but I do appreciate this. It’s better than the rah rah go team GOP go from some people.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:05:06am

re: #400 Eventual Carrion

Nothing except ethics, and we know that has never stopped them from doing anything.

Saul Alinsky made up ethics to stop the Nixon White House. //

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:05:13am

re: #399 Dr. Matt

From guy that said Obama is a racist and “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture”

Even Glenn Beck Says Stephen Bannon Is ‘Terrifying’

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

Stalin doesn’t get points for defeating Germany but we couldn’t have done it without them.

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:06:57am

That’s who they voted for, so yes, they did.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:07:12am

re: #403 Belafon

Stalin doesn’t get points for defeating Germany but we couldn’t have done it without them.

If Glenn wants to use his voice and whatever influence he has to get the right against Trump and Bannon, I say go for it. They’ll listen to him more than they will us.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:07:29am

re: #399 Dr. Matt

From guy that said Obama is a racist and “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture”

Even Glenn Beck Says Stephen Bannon Is ‘Terrifying’

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

Beck sensed a coming vacuum in the nutjob anti-admistration universe and moved out sharply to fill it. He’s just getting back to comfortable ground.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:08:29am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:08:34am

re: #404 Jenner7

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That’s who they voted for, so yes, they did.

Better than Bernie Sanders who still is chasing that WWC unicorn.

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:09:42am

FFS, Mrs. Warren, he called you Pocahontas!

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:09:43am

re: #407 Dr. Matt

Idiocracy has arrived.

Trump Adviser Stephen Moore: “We Have The Cleanest Coal In The World”

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“We’ll have people wash it by hand just to make sure.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:10:22am

re: #406 Decatur Deb

Beck sensed a coming vacuum in the nutjob anti-admistration universe and moved out sharply to fill it. He’s just getting back to comfortable ground.

May well be but better than going to be a lapdog for a Republican administration like Hannity and others will. Beck is an ass and I blame him for a lot of the lies that people believed and still do about Obama and his administration. but if he’s willing to do what eh can to stop Trump just so he can get his anti-admin armchair back, I’ll grudgingly take it. Just no chalkboards Glenn and no crying, it makes you look weird.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:10:23am

re: #409 Jenner7

FFS, Mrs. Warren, he called you Pocahontas!

She’s not talking to Trump. She’s talking to the people who don’t know who Bannon is, like some of my coworkers.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:10:39am

re: #407 Dr. Matt

Idiocracy has arrived.

Trump Adviser Stephen Moore: “We Have The Cleanest Coal In The World”

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Club for Growth, fuckwit.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:10:42am

re: #407 Dr. Matt

Idiocracy has arrived.

Trump Adviser Stephen Moore: “We Have The Cleanest Coal In The World”

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WE WILL EMPLOY MILLIONS OF COAL WASHERS WHO WILL SCRUB EACH PIECE OF COAL!!!!!!

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:12:22am

re: #413 HappyWarrior

Club for Growth, fuckwit.

Coal, it’s got electrolytes.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:13:40am

My grandmother, daughter of a coal miner really doesn’t get why anyone would want to go back to the mines. I’ve told you guys. Her father died fairly young because of the mines. He was very healthy other than his lungs. The mines literally killed this man. This man who raised four children when his first wife died. This man who came over to this country not speaking any English. I’m happy the mines have declined. My grandfather saw what they did to his father and father in law and became a construction worker. My mom’s childhood was far from affluent but my grandfather was a healthy man and my brothers and I, his grandchildren were able to know him in a way that so many of his father and father in law’s grandchildren did not know them. We don’t even have a photo of my grandfather’s father.

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:14:30am

re: #412 Belafon

But they knew Trump. Ignorance isn’t an excuse.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:15:03am
China is building like 100 new coal plants.

If that’s their argument, then they clearly lost. Go visit Beijing and see how well those coal plants are working out.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:15:04am

My great grandpas didn’t work in the mines because YAY COAL. They worked in them because it was work to do in that era. They dreamed that their hard work would mean better futures for their children, grand children, great grandchildren, and great great grandkids.

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plansbandc  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:16:07am

Big Combover’s complete lack of research and preparation to take office shows just how seriously he’s taking the job of POTUS.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:16:39am

re: #418 Dr. Matt

If that’s their argument, then they clearly lost. Go visit Beijing and see how well those coal plants are working out.

My brother was talking about that when we talked the other day. Do we really want to live in Beijing where people have to wear surgical masks?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:17:40am

Paul Ryan on my teevee sucking up to Trump but not wearing a funny red MAGA hat. Nice Speakership you had there, Paulie.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:18:52am

We need ot help communties effected by mines closing and the decline of industry but let’s build new sources of energy. We have the ability to do that. This country went from being primarily agricultural at the beginning of the 19th century to industrial in the 20th. That’s how I would phrase it. Unfortunately a lot of working class types see green energy as just stupid hippie shit.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:21:06am

re: #414 The Vicious Babushka

WE WILL EMPLOY MILLIONS OF COAL WASHERS WHO WILL SCRUB EACH PIECE OF COAL!!!!!!

With water?!

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:21:26am

re: #371 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I’m nearly suffocating in the BS. HELPPPPP

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The Zionist Organization of America is also defending him, singing his praises and calling on the ADL to apologize to him. It’s more than a little mind boggling:

ZOA President Morton Klein stated: “The ZOA welcomes the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist to the incoming Trump/Pence administration. We wish Mr. Bannon every success in his new position. We urge Jonathan Greenblatt/ADL to withdraw and apologize for their inappropriate character assassination of Mr. Bannon and Breitbart Media.” […]

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:23:11am

re: #425 CuriousLurker

The Zionist Organization of America is also defending him, singing his praises and calling on the ADL to apologize to him. It’s more than a little mind boggling:

I think they’re just trying to keep the machines out of the city.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:23:48am

re: #425 CuriousLurker

We urge Jonathan Greenblatt/ADL to withdraw and apologize for their inappropriate character assassination of Mr. Bannon and Breitbart Media.”

Good lord.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:25:28am

re: #425 CuriousLurker

The Zionist Organization of America is also defending him, singing his praises and calling on the ADL to apologize to him. It’s more than a little mind boggling:

ER MEINT NICHT UNS, ER SPRICHT WEGEN DIE LINKEJUDEN

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:25:34am

Shirley Sherrod gets railroaded by Breitbart for a bullshit tape and Bannon’s going to get a job even though his record is literally out there in the open for all to see. Un-fucking-believable.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:26:45am

re: #429 HappyWarrior

Shirley Sherrod gets railroaded by Breitbart for a bullshit tape and Bannon’s going to get a job even though his record is literally out there in the open for all to see. Un-fucking-believable.

Welcome to Trump’s America

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:29:32am
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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:30:21am

re: #417 Jenner7

But they knew Trump. Ignorance isn’t an excuse.

Ignorance is no excuse, but you work with what you have.

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sagehen  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:30:58am

re: #412 Belafon

She’s not talking to Trump. She’s talking to the people who don’t know who Bannon is, like some of my coworkers.

Stephen Colbert tried to explain Bannon in last night’s monologue.

He said the alternative right is “Okay, think of what’s right. Now, think of what’s the alternative to that.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:31:16am

re: #431 Jenner7

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Donde Esta Bernie? Van Hollen isn’t even officially a Senator yet and showing more leadership. BTW I really like him. Someone to keep an eye on. Maybe not as a presidential candidate but I could see Van Hollen being a good SOS down the road. Good FP guy.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:34:26am

Had a good laugh with one of my sisters in law though. She was in Colombia recently for a wedding and joked about how she felt like Pablo Escobar. So I in my bad Spanish go, so you’re La Patrona De Mar now? She laughs, you mean Del Mal!

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BeachDem  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:37:42am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

Well Christie and Carson, those are the two primary opponents I most expected to get jobs. Doubt Huckabee’s getting anything.

And we know that Graham and Kasich aren’t getting jobs—they’re both on Omarosa’s list, I’m sure (she’s mentioned Graham, but I think Kasich is obviously at the top of the list.)

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BeachDem  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:39:33am

re: #399 Dr. Matt

From guy that said Obama is a racist and “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture”

Even Glenn Beck Says Stephen Bannon Is ‘Terrifying’

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

Thank you. The enemy of my enemy is not my friend—he is just another enemy of my enemy.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:41:18am

re: #436 BeachDem

And we know that Graham and Kasich aren’t getting jobs—they’re both on Omarosa’s list, I’m sure (she’s mentioned Graham, but I think Kasich is obviously at the top of the list.)

Oh yeah of course. I don’t see Santorum really going anywhere either. Christie and Carson were the biggest surrogates of the former candidates and now they both appear to be out.

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jeffreyw  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:41:44am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:42:19am

re: #439 jeffreyw

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Yummy and now it’s time for me to have lunch.

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BeachDem  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:42:31am

re: #409 Jenner7

FFS, Mrs. Warren, he called you Pocahontas!

And said she was a horrible, horrible person who nobody liked and who has accomplished nothing. And was all for supporting Schilling to run against her. Come on Elizabeth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:44:10am
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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:44:29am

re: #441 BeachDem

And said she was a horrible, horrible person who nobody liked and who has accomplished nothing. And was all for supporting Schilling to run against her. Come on Elizabeth.

It looked like she is holding to the “Horribles” line on Bannon and the administration, but trying to soften the “Deplorables” hit on the voters.

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Jenner7  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:47:31am
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sagehen  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:48:01am

re: #442 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh, good. I was worried about them.

My first thought on seeing the pic yesterday was “what an apt metaphor for American decency…” May our rescue be as quick.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:48:04am

re: #441 BeachDem

And said she was a horrible, horrible person who nobody liked and who has accomplished nothing. And was all for supporting Schilling to run against her. Come on Elizabeth.

She can be against Trump and still say that Bannon is a bad choice.

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sagehen  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:49:02am

re: #443 Decatur Deb

it looked like she is holding to the “Horribles” line on Bannon and the administration, but trying to soften the “Deplorables” hit on the voters.

In the vein of “forgive them oh lord, for they know not what they do”…

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BeachDem  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:49:02am

re: #434 HappyWarrior

Donde Esta Bernie? Van Hollen isn’t even officially a Senator yet and showing more leadership. BTW I really like him. Someone to keep an eye on. Maybe not as a presidential candidate but I could see Van Hollen being a good SOS down the road. Good FP guy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:52:05am
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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:52:34am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

It’s not. The African-American WWII vet who got denied his free meal at Chilis is also getting death threats.

He looked good for his age.

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wrenchwench  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:52:37am

It ain’t heaven, but you can see it from there:

[…]

Sadly, though, Unter den Linden won’t be completely pedestrianized. While diplomatic traffic might be small, there are enough buses and taxis to continue terrorizing pedestrians. Still, if you ever attempted to walk along Unter den Linden and hold a conversation at the same time, you’ll be happy of even this partial relief. Perhaps these measure will even bring locals back to this tourist-blighted area of the city.

I blighted that area in 1993. Berlin’s recovery had just begun.

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Franklin  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:56:05am

Journalists sticking together.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:56:48am

re: #399 Dr. Matt

Glenn Beck’s years of unhinged rhetoric and stirring the pot helped create Trump and Bannon. He doesn’t get points for “coming around” now.

He is not “coming around”. He is “positioning himself to draw attention after falling into irrelevance”.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:57:04am

re: #436 BeachDem

And we know that Graham and Kasich aren’t getting jobs—they’re both on Omarosa’s list, I’m sure (she’s mentioned Graham, but I think Kasich is obviously at the top of the list.)

Kasich is a lame-duck governor in a term-limited office. He might not even care at this point.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:59:36am

re: #452 Franklin

Journalists sticking together.

And I thought the NYT was seeing an increase.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 9:59:39am

re: #453 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is not “coming around”. He is “positioning himself to draw attention after falling into irrelevance”.

Yep. He’s bleeding money on The Blaze and his talk radio audience keeps getting older and older.

Remember that Beck still has Tomi Lahren under his employ.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:02:10am

re: #419 HappyWarrior

My great grandpas didn’t work in the mines because YAY COAL. They worked in them because it was work to do in that era. They dreamed that their hard work would mean better futures for their children, grand children, great grandchildren, and great great grandkids.

exactly the same family story here…granddad came over from Slovakia, hurt his back working in the mines, took to drinking for the pain, got a hold of some denatured hooch during Prohibition and went half-blind from it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:03:10am

re: #425 CuriousLurker

The Zionist Organization of America is also defending him, singing his praises and calling on the ADL to apologize to him. It’s more than a little mind boggling:

I told you guys how this was gonna spin before I read a word of any of this…We are in the Alternative Media Reality of the Great American Idiocracy.

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:09:11am

Phyllis Chesler, writing for Arutz Sheva (which also appears to be on board the Trump train—Jared! Ivanka!), is hating on the new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council because people like Ibn Warraq & Ayaan HIrsi Ali aren’t included:

And so, the American Jewish Committee has chosen the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to launch a “Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.” Many distinguished (liberal) Jewish names have signed on but the Muslim signatories are not exactly their counterparts.

Only (liberal) Jews “reach out” to understand the Other. Only (liberal) Jews “reach out” to appease the Other.[…]

To the best of my knowledge, these Muslim signatories have not disavowed Jihad or proudly and loudly supported Israel as other Muslim-Americans have done. These liberal Jews have not signed up our most prominent religious Muslim-American reformers such as Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Ali Alyami or Asra Nomani. Further, I do not see the names of Muslim feminists or Muslim dissidents, who are apostates or secularists, such as Ibn Warraq or Ayaan HIrsi Ali. […]

archive.is

For those of you not familiar with her, Chesler has also written numerous artilces for Breitbart (see archive.is). She claims to be a feminist (i.e. she’s a concern troll). She whines loudly about “gender apartheid” in Islam, but appears to be oddly silent on the segregation of men & women in Judaism. Imagine my surprise. //

Perhaps now you guys understand why the so-called Muslim reformers, feminists and dissidents who are championed by hateful people like Chesler are disliked & distrusted by most mainstream Muslims.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:11:08am

re: #438 HappyWarrior

Oh yeah of course. I don’t see Santorum really going anywhere either. Christie and Carson were the biggest surrogates of the former candidates and now they both appear to be out.

Oh, what did I miss on Dr. Sleepy Carson?

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:11:22am

re: #451 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

It ain’t heaven, but you can see it from there:

I blighted that area in 1993. Berlin’s recovery had just begun.

Oh, hai! Saved this for you. ;)

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:11:30am

re: #459 CuriousLurker

Phyllis Chesler, writing for Arutz Sheva (which also appears to be on board the Trump train—Jared! Ivanka!), is hating on the new Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council because people like Ibn Warraq & Ayaan HIrsi Ali aren’t included:

For those of you not familiar with her, Chesler has also written numerous artilces for Breitbart (see archive.is). She claims to be a feminist (i.e. she’s a concern troll) and whines loudly about “gender apartheid” in Islam, but appears to be oddly silent on the segregation of men & women in Judaism. Imagine my surprise. //

Perhaps now you guys understand why the so-called Muslim reformers, feminists and dissidents who are championed by hateful people like Chesler are disliked & distrusted by most mainstream Muslims.

Arutz Sheva is the Israeli version of Breitbart.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:12:07am

re: #460 Sir John Barron

Oh, what did I miss on Dr. Sleepy Carson?

He turned down a cabinet post because he said he lacks the experience

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:13:01am

re: #462 The Vicious Babushka

Arutz Sheva is the Israeli version of Breitbart.

Yep. I assumed most people here know that, but maybe some don’t.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:13:36am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He turned down a cabinet post because he said he lacks the experience

Hmm, although he ran to be POTUS. OK. Well, at least we’ll be spared having this numnuts in the cabinet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:13:36am

please proceed:

“Breitbart News Network, a pro-America, conservative website, is preparing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a major media company for its baseless and defamatory claim that Breitbart News is a ‘white nationalist website,’” the statement reads.

“Breitbart News cannot allow such vicious racial lies to go unchallenged, especially by cynical, politically-motivated competitors seeking to diminish its 42 million monthly readers and its number one in the world political Facebook page. Breitbart News rejects racism in all its varied and ugly forms. Always has, always will,” the statement continues.

“The diversity of the company’s news coverage and its staff continue to embody Andrew Breitbart’s colorblind, distinctly American commitment to ‘E pluribus unum’—out of many, one.”

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Citizen K  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:13:51am

re: #461 CuriousLurker

Oh, hai! Saved this for you. ;)

[Embedded content]

Ravens and crows are just fantastic and amazing birds. More I learn about them, the more awesome they become for me.

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:14:06am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He turned down a cabinet post because he said he lacks the experience

Yeah, that was weird. He lacks experience for a cabinet post, but thought he could be POTUS? *smh*

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:14:56am

re: #468 CuriousLurker

Yeah, that was weird. He lacks experience for a cabinet post, but thought he could be POTUS? *smh*

I’m pretty sure he was taken aside and gently reminded “We need to save this post for a white man”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:15:08am

re: #468 CuriousLurker

Yeah, that was weird. He lacks experience for a cabinet post, but thought he could be POTUS? *smh*

quaint, innit? the only incompetence he wants to see in the White House is his own…

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nines09  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:15:42am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He turned down a cabinet post because he said he lacks the experience brains.

Fixed.

So president elect is tweeting out that this paper sucks and that channel has no viewers and with his plan your wash would come out so much whiter…..and the media sits there and speaks with the voice of the abused. “Maybe we can work with him.”
I like to think no one man can sink the entire ship of state. But I do know one man, with a ratfuck cabinet can inflict a world of hurt. And meanwhile back at the Bernie Ranch, he’s still trying to fuck Clinton and the DNC. “What about MEEEEE?”

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:15:55am

re: #468 CuriousLurker

Yeah, that was weird. He lacks experience for a cabinet post, but thought he could be POTUS? *smh*

I’m wondering if Carson got a hint and his statement really means that his skin color wasn’t right.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:17:01am

re: #472 Belafon

I’m wondering if Carson got a hint and his statement really means that his skin color wasn’t right.

He does not want to taint his reputation by association with that clusterf*ck of an administration

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:17:29am

re: #467 Citizen K

Ravens and crows are just fantastic and amazing birds. More I learn about them, the more awesome they become for me.

Yes, they’re incredibly smart & observant.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:17:33am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

Discovery promises to be iiiiiiinteresting. Can’t wait to hear what the Breitfuckers say between themselves offline.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:17:43am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:18:35am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

please proceed:

[Embedded content]

Go for it assholes. Your whole nasty history is going to be in the courts to see.

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Mike Lamb  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:20:12am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is AG Giuliani bringing the lawsuit?

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:20:23am

re: #477 HappyWarrior

Go for it assholes. Your whole nasty history is going to be in the courts to see.

I think he’s hoping to use his sudden access to the FBI and the rest of the government to help him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:21:45am

re: #477 HappyWarrior

Go for it assholes. Your whole nasty history is going to be in the courts to see.

Again, we are seeing an Alternative Reality in which anything short of calling out someone for sedition or inciting crimes is not only just “PC whining” but the object of legal action…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:22:09am

re: #457 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

exactly the same family story here…granddad came over from Slovakia, hurt his back working in the mines, took to drinking for the pain, got a hold of some denatured hooch during Prohibition and went half-blind from it.

Yeah my one was from Slovakia too. Lots of Slovak miners as you know. I don’t know much about him and his interests but I guarantee he didn’t the job because he loved mining, he knew it was one of the few jobs available to a man of his background and situation during that and did it. His descendants live much better lives than he did. I don’t think he would be happy about the miners being used as cynical pawns in Trump and McConnell’s game.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:22:32am

re: #464 CuriousLurker

Yep. I assumed most people here know that, but maybe some don’t.

Actually I’ve never heard of them so thanks VB and CL.

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nines09  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:22:52am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

You have to realize that to the true believer that is all that is needed. Trump threatened to sue. Never did. Because discovery. Same here. But to the indoctrinated, it’s just as good as a done deal. “Yeah. They said they were suing. That’ll shut them up.” Just like Trumps taxes. You’ll never see them. But he said he was going to release them. Good enough for the algae crowd. Perceptions are self inflicted. You choose. Just use SMOTI for an example. He still has ardent supporters. Because.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:23:07am

re: #480 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, we are seeing an Alternative Reality in which anything short of calling out someone for sedition or inciting crimes is not only just “PC whining” but the object of legal action…

We’ll see what the courts have ot say.

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:24:26am

re: #465 Sir John Barron

Hmm, although he ran to be POTUS. OK. Well, at least we’ll be spared having this numnuts in the cabinet.

I suspect that Carson actually has mild dementia.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:24:28am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He turned down a cabinet post because he said he lacks the experience

An incredibly idiotic thing for him to say or suggest, but unfortunately ranks it only at #846,251 on the list of idiotic things done and said since last Tuesday by Trump and his surrogates and media.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:25:22am

re: #485 BlueSpotinAL

I suspect that Carson actually has dementia.

Except for that, he would be unqualified for the Trump cabinet.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:26:21am

re: #485 BlueSpotinAL

I suspect that Carson actually has dementia.

You know the thing is, he may actually be qualified for a cabinet post so I sort of respect that but then again he spent the past year telling us he was qualified to be President too so I don’t know what his deal is.But as I said, I’m glad he’s not going to impact HHS or Education with his nonsense. Don’t know if I want him going back to surgery though either honestly.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:26:32am

re: #466 Backwoods_Sleuth

please proceed:

[Embedded content]

If Peter Thiel isn’t backing them up on this lawsuit threat, I will be shocked.

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nines09  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:27:03am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:28:04am

re: #487 Decatur Deb

Except for that, he would be unqualified for the Trump cabinet.

True, Rudy has spiders eating his brain and it’s not looking like that’s stopping him from the State Dep’t which I don’t see how he’s qualified for at all. AG I would get. I would hate it but I would see the logic behind that. I guess that means Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third for that. I was telling my Dad about him btw DD and even his full name, he got a kick of it. He frigging hates Rudy and wasn’t happy when I told him about Rudy being the SOS frontrunner. Wasn’t happy about Bolton either.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:29:03am

re: #490 nines09

[Embedded content]

I was wondering why Rogers was out. That’s disappointing. I probably have a lot of disagreements with Rogers but he probably would have been among the least bad they could have.

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Citizen K  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:30:45am

re: #474 CuriousLurker

Yes, they’re incredibly smart & observant.

I wish I had the link to the one crow doc I watched on youtube, regarding them passing down information to other generations without direct observation. If I find it again, I’ll be sure to link it.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:30:55am

re: #302 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I don’t think I read the words, “Our hateful conduct policy,” the way they were intended, somehow.

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Belafon  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:31:09am

re: #492 HappyWarrior

I was wondering why Rogers was out. That’s disappointing. I probably have a lot of disagreements with Rogers but he probably would have been among the least bad they could have.

If loyalty is the only thing that matters, this is going to be a clusterfuck of epic proportions. If there are any sane Republicans that care about this country even a little bit more than power, they can line up with Democrats and stop a bunch of the crap coming down, at least the “ending the Republic” crap.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:31:23am

re: #490 nines09

[Embedded content]

Here’s my special shocked face.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:31:47am
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lawhawk  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:31:50am
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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:32:20am

re: #482 HappyWarrior

Actually I’ve never heard of them so thanks VB and CL.

You might want to bookmark this list by VB from a couple of years ago as it indicates which direction various Jewish news sites lean. Also Algemeiner is kind of a wingnutty site. Last but not least, in my notes I have this as being from lawhawk (but don’t have a link to the original comment):

I’d also include Ma’ariv (which is in Hebrew, but Google gives a marginal translation into English), and put it center-left.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:32:32am

re: #491 HappyWarrior

True, Rudy has spiders eating his brain and it’s not looking like that’s stopping him from the State Dep’t which I don’t see how he’s qualified for at all. AG I would get. I would hate it but I would see the logic behind that. I guess that means Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third for that. I was telling my Dad about him btw DD and even his full name, he got a kick of it. He frigging hates Rudy and wasn’t happy when I told him about Rudy being the SOS frontrunner. Wasn’t happy about Bolton either.

I thought John Mustache Bolton was going to State?

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Decatur Deb  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:32:36am

re: #491 HappyWarrior

True, Rudy has spiders eating his brain and it’s not looking like that’s stopping him from the State Dep’t which I don’t see how he’s qualified for at all. AG I would get. I would hate it but I would see the logic behind that. I guess that means Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third for that. I was telling my Dad about him btw DD and even his full name, he got a kick of it. He frigging hates Rudy and wasn’t happy when I told him about Rudy being the SOS frontrunner. Wasn’t happy about Bolton either.

I’d honestly be happy to see him as SECDEF. The services have learned how to survive worse, and his replacement from here would fall back down the food-chain.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:34:34am

re: #499 CuriousLurker

You might want to bookmark this list by VB from a couple of years ago as it indicates which direction various Jewish news sites lean. Also Algemeiner is kind of a wingnutty site. Last but not least, in my notes I have this as being from lawhawk (but don’t have a link to the original comment):

Gracias. Done. Maybe someone can do something similiar for UK sources too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:34:37am

re: #481 HappyWarrior

Yeah my one was from Slovakia too. Lots of Slovak miners as you know. … I don’t think he would be happy about the miners being used as cynical pawns in Trump and McConnell’s game.

I don’t know how he voted, but I once found a Dewey/Warren button among our family heirlooms…

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:34:40am

re: #493 Citizen K

I wish I had the link to the one crow doc I watched on youtube, regarding them passing down information to other generations without direct observation. If I find it again, I’ll be sure to link it.

I’ve seen a couple of those on YouTube. In both of them masks were used to see if the crows would remember “bad” people. It was fascinating.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:35:04am

re: #500 Sir John Barron

I thought John Mustache Bolton was going to State?

That was ruled out last night apparently. It’s all Rudy’s since no one else seems to want it, last I ehard but who knows with this clown show.

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Citizen K  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:36:11am

re: #504 CuriousLurker

I’ve seen a couple of those on YouTube. In both of them masks were used to see if the crows would remember “bad” people. It was fascinating.

Yeah, that’s one of the ones I saw. Really demonstrated how brilliant they are.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:36:43am

re: #503 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t know how he voted, but I once found a Dewey/Warren button among our family heirlooms…

I assume mine was a Democrat since Grandma and Grandpa both told me that their parents loved FDR but also John Lewis. Dewey/Warren was a sane ticket though. I love Truman but that’s the last Republican ticket I wouldn’t have to do a second thought with. Eisenhower/Nixon comes close but the Nixon would be hard and my other Grandma loved Adlai too.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:37:10am

re: #505 HappyWarrior

That was ruled out last night apparently. It’s all Rudy’s since no one else seems to want it, last I ehard but who knows with this clown show.

Perfect since Rudy knows jacksquat about other countries.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:37:21am

re: #499 CuriousLurker

You might want to bookmark this list by VB from a couple of years ago as it indicates which direction various Jewish news sites lean. Also Algemeiner is kind of a wingnutty site. Last but not least, in my notes I have this as being from lawhawk (but don’t have a link to the original comment):

I forgot to include tabletmag which is center-left, and Jewish Telegraphic Agency, both are reliable sources.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:38:40am

re: #509 The Vicious Babushka

I forgot to include tabletmag which is center-left, and Jewish Telegraphic Agency, both are reliable sources.

Thanks.

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:44:19am

re: #506 Citizen K

Yeah, that’s one of the ones I saw. Really demonstrated how brilliant they are.

Found ‘em! These are the two that I’ve seen:

Edit: First video removed, was a duplictae of second using different name.

A Murder of Crows Nature Documentary Documentary Films

And here’s one I haven’t:

The life and activities of the Ravens Documetary | Nature Documentary

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 10:51:11am

re: #511 CuriousLurker

Edited to replace remove the first video with a better version. It’s the same as the second one.

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CuriousLurker  Nov 15, 2016 • 11:00:01am

re: #509 The Vicious Babushka

I forgot to include tabletmag which is center-left, and Jewish Telegraphic Agency, both are reliable sources.

Thanks.


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READ THE WHOLE THING: Sexual Violence Is a Hate Crime - National Organization for Women I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ...
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What I Learned After My Study on Men Secretly Removing Condoms Went Viral But it struck a chord, and somehow managed to trigger an international conversation about assholes who remove condoms during sex without their partners' permission. (Some people call this "stealthing," but I think the term trivializes the harm.) The paper ...
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‘Racist’ Flyers Urge Black Chicagoans to Help Deport Latino Neighbors - Pilsen - DNAinfo Chicago CHICAGO — A South Side alderman is slamming a flyer found in neighborhoods around the city asking black Chicagoans to report suspected undocumented residents to immigration agents. The flyer says that "Sanctuary city Policies endanger the lively hood[sic] of ...
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You Have One Last Chance to Repent, Sean Hannity….Help me force Sean Hannity to repent. If he doesn't, The Major will bring incredible the damage to Mr. Hannity using the new weapons of The Internet. I tried to warn you, Sean. You didn't listen then. If you choose ...
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Doctors Argue That Female Genital Mutilation Is Protected Under First Amendment Two doctors in Detroit, along with one of their wives, are about to take the first religious defense of female genital mutilation to a US Federal court. The case stems from a FBI investigation into Dr. Jumana Nagarwala after ...
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