Breaking: Neo-Nazi Sympathizing “Celebrity” Tila Tequila Suspended From Twitter

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Following her now infamous Nazi salute at the white supremacist National Policy Institute conference in Washington DC, former MySpace celebrity Tila Tequila (@AngelTilaLove) has been suspended from Twitter.

Anyone who looked at her Twitter timeline knows how deranged and hateful it was, overflowing with antisemitism and neo-Nazi memes. This move by Twitter was long overdue, and is part of what now seems like a very serious effort to clean up the white supremacists who’ve been poisoning Twitter’s reputation by spewing hatred and harassing decent folks who speak out against them.

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Kragar  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:37:53pm
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wheat-dogg  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:45:50pm

Something tells me the new whites-only twitter-thing is not going to fly too well.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:50:13pm

Here’s one of the women Trump infamously said was unattractive because she was “too fat.”

The headline under her name means, “They are not going to intimidate me.”

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teleskiguy  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:52:42pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:52:44pm

Cue more screeching about non existent free speech rights on Twitter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:54:18pm

And then there was this earlier. Yes, it’s CNN but…

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wheat-dogg  Nov 21, 2016 • 9:58:32pm

Isn’t there a similar nutcase in the UK saying the entire government of the UK is a corporation which owns the names of Brits, so he/she constantly changes his/her name?

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:00:11pm
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FormerDirtDart  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:01:47pm

Frankly, Tila Tequila should have lost her internet privileges long ago, due to her anti-vax flat earth beliefs
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IntegralDoc  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:09:47pm

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teleskiguy  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:12:18pm

Weird but bold move by Twitter. Weird because it’s clear they explicitly waited until after the election to crack down on all this white supremacist garbage and bold because they’re obviously “clearing the brush” and going after these hateful scumbags wholesale.

I’m ever so slightly encouraged.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:13:38pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

They are trying to make themselves salable. If they find a buyer it could all go to shit again in a hurry.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:23:28pm
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Ace-o-aces  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:26:21pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:46:00pm

re: #16 Ace-o-aces

Jan 21: ?????

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Targetpractice  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:49:58pm

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

Jan 21: ?????

Reichstag fire.

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CuriousLurker  Nov 21, 2016 • 10:59:46pm

Just driving by to drop this off before I go to sleep. Seems perfect for this thread.

Later, lizards. 😎

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Cheechako  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:04:33pm

re: #15 Ace-o-aces

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I guess HAW hasn’t served papers on Chuckie… yet.

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Kragar  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:08:58pm
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Alyosha  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:19:57pm
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Alyosha  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:21:57pm

Rarely read replies for obvious reasons but this was good:

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Targetpractice  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:27:15pm

re: #22 Alyosha

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“Calling Trump supporters Nazis just degrades us!”

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Anymouse  Nov 21, 2016 • 11:55:55pm

huffingtonpost.com

Jake Tapper is on vacation from CNN now.

During a segment led by guest host Jim Sciutto about Donald Trump’s transition into the White House and whether the president-elect needs to distance himself from the blatantly racist and Nazi-sympathizing “alt-right,” a chyron appeared at the bottom of the screen characterizing recent hateful comments made by white nationalist Richard Spencer.

The chyron at the bottom of the screen remained on air through the entirety of the interview.

“Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people,” read the banner at the bottom of the screen, a message that stayed on air for a couple minutes as a CNN panel managed to fill airtime talking about whether the president should denounce and distance himself from such groups. (A simple “Of course, Jim. This is a crazy question!” would have sufficed in my book).

Tapper immediately responded to comments on Twitter, saying that he was “furious” and that the chyron was “unacceptable,” as it would imply the worst about the segment.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:30:48am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:30:58am

So-called “alt-right” Twitter purge explained with cartoon deer:

wonkette.com

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:37:43am

re: #26 Dr. Matt

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To which most people will respond “WTF is ‘MySpace’?”

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:42:34am

Well now being a Nazi is all the rage. Got it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:49:50am

re: #29 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Well now being a Nazi is all the rage. Got it.

I really do not know how much of it is about a true sense of political conviction and how much of it is perverse glee in offending people and goading a reaction out of them.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:51:27am

In related news, Arlington National Cemetary has been reporting ongoing rumbling, which experts have attributed to the corpses of thousands of WWII veterans rolling in their graves.

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Alyosha  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:01:29am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really do not know how much of it is about a true sense of political conviction and how much of it is perverse glee in offending people and goading a reaction out of them.

I’m certain that the various völkisch groups in Germany loved needling the Social Democrats with their furious invective just because its blatant idiocy aroused the ire of the establishment.
People might have tuned in just to see Weimar squirm. And then one day it was all undone and all the trolling had to be enshrined by the new government.
Since we all know that conservative humour is just a veneer for hatred, I guess the transition was a smooth one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:04:47am

re: #32 Alyosha

Since we all know that conservative humour is just a veneer for hatred, I guess the transition was a smooth one.

You really nailed it: “It was just a joke!” is the retort often heard to complaints about such behavior.

Yes, it was a nasty, hateful, vindictive joke.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:07:51am

It was noted at a speech at the Holocaust Museum yesterday that the Holocaust did not begin with killings, it began with words.

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Alyosha  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:09:52am

re: #33 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You really nailed it: “It was just a joke!” is the retort often heard to complaints about such behavior.

Yes, it was a nasty, hateful, vindictive joke.

‘And that you’d even think to take it so seriously suggests there might be some truth to it after all.’

If the liberals are never right, if you’ve always told yourself that ‘when you’re taking fire, you’re on top of the target’ and when your only desire in life is to arouse the anger of progressives, then at some point you’re going to find yourself in a red armband of some kind.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:11:00am

*Tells racist joke*

“I find that offensive!”

“You liberals are so humorless! It was just a joke! You’re too quick to get offended! Everything is about race with your people! It’s why racism doesn’t die, because you libs keep making everything about race!”

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:11:43am

re: #29 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Well now being a Nazi is all the rage. Got it.

I saw on Twitter that Nazis are the new hipsters.

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Kragar  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:30:07am

Participants said that Trump did not raise his voice, but that he went on steadily at the start of the meeting about how he had been treated poorly. “It was all so Trump,” one said. “He is like this all the time. He’ll freeze you out and then be nice and humble and sort of want you to like him.”

“But he truly doesn’t seem to understand the First Amendment,” the source continued. “He doesn’t. He thinks we are supposed to say what he says and that’s it.”

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Alyosha  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:31:38am

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Kragar  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:40:58am
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Alyosha  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:42:42am

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 1:53:41am

re: #41 Alyosha

And a fifth of Jack.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 2:03:10am

Off topic: Felix Randomkitty figured out how to open the garbage can in my house to go after the chicken bones in it.

He is getting too smart - must be the insulin.

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Nyet  Nov 22, 2016 • 2:55:58am

The Nazi salutes were not there to consciously help Bannon, neither were they a mere joke. They were a joke with a specific intent: to further erode the right side of the Overton window. There is a difference between when your far-right wackos are Glenn Beck or Alex Jones, and when they are people whose virtue signaling involves sieg-heiling.

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Scout  Nov 22, 2016 • 3:55:20am

One of the many things that is making me sick to my stomach:

The president is supposed to be the “mourner in chief” after a tragedy like the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Trump.

Just thinking about that literally makes me ill. Can you imagine all the inappropriate things he will say and do?

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 3:59:37am

re: #45 Scout

One of the many things that is making me sick to my stomach:

The president is supposed to be the “mourner in chief” after a tragedy like the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Trump.

Just thinking about that literally makes me ill. Can you imagine all the inappropriate things he will say and do?

Worse, if he invites someone like Mr. Bannon or Mr. Spencer.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:11:52am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:13:03am

It would appear that Rep. Gabbard has thrown in with Mr. Trump’s idea of supporting Russia in Syria. Gaaa.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:13:44am

Tila Tequila is one of those attention whores to whom any kind of attention, but especially negative attention, is addictive.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:26:00am

Wow I just found out Tulsi Gabbard is following me. Not any more.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:26:23am

That must have been an artifact from my #FeelTheBern phase.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:41:18am

re: #15 Ace-o-aces

Why is C Johnson allowed to hide behind this account? When will Twitter ban him also?

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:51:48am

re: #51 The Vicious Babushka

That must have been an artifact from my #FeelTheBern phase.

Well, I have certainly lost some of my shine for Senator Sanders after his statement about “the Democrats need to drop so-called identity politics.”

Everything about politics is identity politics. If you are a woman and there is a party wanting to take your reproductive rights or restrict your employment or whatnot, you identify with that and vote for the politicians that most closely represent your view.

His “don’t vote with your vagina” particularly incensed me. (I don’t have one of those, but still.) If women were “voting with their vaginas,” then we might have had a VP Sarah Palin, or a VP Carly Fiorina. He doesn’t seem to get there is more to “identity politics” than “the candidate looks like me” or “the candidate is in my social class.”

Rep. Gabbard was one of Senator Sanders’s early supporters. Particularly since Senator Sanders’s own family were victims of the Holocaust, I cannot understand why for a second he is interested in anything Mr. Trump has to say (considering the campaign he ran and the people he surrounds himself with). Richard Spencer would as soon see Senator Sanders shipped off in a cattle car than have anything to say to him.

As for Rep. Gabbard herself, I think she might a bit deluded, that Mr. Trump’s team is actually interested in negotiating, or softening their positions.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:55:50am

re: #53 Anymouse

If you get turned down for a job because you’re black, a woman, disabled, or gay, it’s not you that engaged in identity politics, it’s the person who made the decision that did.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 4:56:08am

Trump continuing his war with the media:

For reference, the Times had just published a piece about Trump’s battles with wind farms near his precious golf courses in Scotland.

nytimes.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:01:21am

re: #54 Belafon

If you get turned down for a job because you’re black, a woman, disabled, or gay, it’s not you that engaged in identity politics, it’s the person who made the decision that did.

Ditto if you get denied housing or otherwise discriminated against. I’m not saying working class whites have it easy but the big difference between what working class whites experience and minorities of all colors, creeds, and orientations experience is huge. When Senator Sanders accuses racial minorities of engaging in identity politics, he ignores that identity politics have been played with these people to deny them their equality and rights in the first place. It really is a shame. If Bernie could get over that, I might actually warm up to him some.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:02:13am

It would appear that Steve Bannon set up the meeting with Rep. Gabbard and Mr. Trump:

thehill.com

Bannon set up Trump-Gabbard meeting
(c) Getty Images

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon contacted Tulsi Gabbard to arrange Monday’s meeting with the president-elect, according to a source close to Bannon.

“He reached out to her, not vice versa,” the source told The Hill on Monday.

Many in the media raised their eyebrows when the news broke that Trump was meeting at Trump Tower Monday morning with Hawaii’s Democratic congresswoman.

But for those who know Bannon best, there was no surprise at all.

Bannon, who hates the entrenched two-party system, has long admired Gabbard. She’s an Iraq War veteran with an independent streak. Bannon, a navy veteran, was drawn to her when she began publicly excoriating the Obama administration over its plan to defeat ISIS.

More at The Hill. It would seem that Rep. Gabbard has broken with the Democrats on a number of issues.

A search of “Gabbard” in the Breitbart News archive turns up five pages of archived stories, many of them reported over the past year.

The stories highlight Gabbard’s criticism of the Obama administration over its plans to defeat ISIS, including the president’s convening of a White House summit on violent extremism, an event Gabbard described on Fox News as a “diversion from what our real focus needs to be.”

Other Breitbart stories on Gabbard note her full-throated support for Israel, her support for the Kurds and her backing of a bill that would make it all but impossible to admit Syrian refugees into the U.S.

When the Democrats condemned the selection of Steve Bannon as an advisor to Mr. Trump, guess which Democrat chose not to join in that condemnation?

Wingnut governor Mary Fallin (R-Okla) was there as well.
mobile.reuters.com

I wonder if a primary challenger to Rep. Gabbard is worthwhile in Hawai’i.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:03:30am

re: #54 Belafon

If you get turned down for a job because you’re black, a woman, disabled, or gay, it’s not you that engaged in identity politics, it’s the person who made the decision that did.

Yup. It would appear that the only thing that doesn’t qualify as “identity politics” is political positions that primarily favour the white male voters over others.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:05:37am

re: #57 Anymouse

It would appear that Steve Bannon set up the meeting with Rep. Gabbard and Mr. Trump:

thehill.com

More at The Hill. It would seem that Rep. Gabbard has broken with the Democrats on a number of issues.

When the Democrats condemned the selection of Steve Bannon as an advisor to Mr. Trump, guess which Democrat chose not to join in that condemnation?

Wingnut governor Mary Fallin (R-Okla) was there as well.
mobile.reuters.com

I wonder if a primary challenger to Rep. Gabbard is worthwhile in Hawai’i.

Well if someone wants to primary her they will. Good point that she’s been quiet while other prominent Dems have condemned Bannon.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:10:16am

In that Reuters article, it is noted that Mr. Trump would like to see Nigel Farage appointed as UK Ambassador to the USA (I’ll bet he does).

More on Rep. Gabbard there as well as Rick Perry also meeting with Mr. Trump.

gabbard.house.gov

From Rep. Gabbard’s US House page, through the looking glass. The Dems are now apparently neo-cons.

“President-elect Trump asked me to meet with him about our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other foreign policy challenges we face. I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government—a war which has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions of refugees to flee their homes in search of safety for themselves and their families.

“While the rules of political expediency would say I should have refused to meet with President-elect Trump, I never have and never will play politics with American and Syrian lives.

More at Rep. Gabbard’s official US House page.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:10:33am

In the end, while my working class maternal grandparents certainly did have to work hard and make no mistake they did, my grandparents weren’t fleeing their home because of bans on interracial marriage as my grandfather’s famous employee Richard Loving did. My grandfather as a heterosexual man did not have to worry about losing his job to his sexual orientation the way LGBT people do today. And as a U.S born white man, unlike Hispanics of today, he never really had to worry about people accusing him of taking their jobs. Being working class isn’t easy. I won’t say Sanders is wrong on that point and we should be in favor of things like living wages, more affordable college education of some kind, etc but where Sanders is wrong is that the marginized groups are engaging in identity politics. They have been told repeatedly that they are the other. Black men and women, poor and wealthy have experienced harassment by the police. Same thing with LGBT people who don’t have discrimination protections. Sanders needs to get this. If he doesn’t. It will be hard to take him seriously.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:12:03am

re: #60 Anymouse

In that Reuters article, it is noted that Mr. Trump would like to see Nigel Farage appointed as UK Ambassador to the USA (I’ll bet he does).

More on Rep. Gabbard there as well as Rick Perry also meeting with Mr. Trump.

gabbard.house.gov

From Rep. Gabbard’s US House page, through the looking glass. The Dems are now apparently neo-cons.

More at Rep. Gabbard’s official US House page.

She’s becoming the next Jim Webb.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:18:26am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

In the end, while my working class maternal grandparents certainly did have to work hard and make no mistake they did, my grandparents weren’t fleeing their home because of bans on interracial marriage as my grandfather’s famous employee Richard Loving did. My grandfather as a heterosexual man did not have to worry about losing his job to his sexual orientation the way LGBT people do today. And as a U.S born white man, unlike Hispanics of today, he never really had to worry about people accusing him of taking their jobs. Being working class isn’t easy. I won’t say Sanders is wrong on that point and we should be in favor of things like living wages, more affordable college education of some kind, etc but where Sanders is wrong is that the marginized groups are engaging in identity politics. They have been told repeatedly that they are the other. Black men and women, poor and wealthy have experienced harassment by the police. Same thing with LGBT people who don’t have discrimination protections. Sanders needs to get this. If he doesn’t. It will be hard to take him seriously.

My maternal grandparents certainly were working class, as were my great-grandparents on their side. (Grandmother a nurse, a shopkeeper, and a schoolteacher in that order, grandfather an engineer for Ford and then a steelworker in Flint.) Great-grandparents were farmers.

My paternal grandparents fled the Nazis from Danzig, and were also working class in Massachusetts (my grandmother a homemaker along with her mother, my grandfather working for Uniroyal).

All my grandparents entered WW2 to fight against the Nazis and fascists; my paternal grandfather did not come home.

My parents were the first to go to college in my family (my mother in clinical psychology and my father in agricultural science). Since they were both in the US Navy, that qualifies in my mind as “working class” as well.

No college for me though. My sister went partly through veterinary school before the money ran out. We also were in the military, which to my mind qualifies as “working class” as well.

And yet, I can understand “identity politics,” as all politics boils down to that. As a male, I vote for candidates who support women’s issues, as I can identify with the women in my family. I vote for candidates that want to improve education, because I can relate to others with children (and the need for an educated populace to compete in the world). I can identify with minority equal rights, because if you can strip the rights from one group (or deny them), then you can strip the rights from any group.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:19:41am

And now……
You will want to watch the whole thing because… Well, just because.

Happy Tuesday, Think I’m going fishing.

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:21:54am

re: #63 Anymouse

My maternal grandparents certainly were working class, as were my great-grandparents on their side. (Grandmother a nurse, a shopkeeper, and a schoolteacher in that order, grandfather an engineer for Ford and then a steelworker in Flint.) Great-grandparents were farmers.

My paternal grandparents fled the Nazis from Danzig, and were also working class in Massachusetts (my grandmother a homemaker along with her mother, my grandfather working for Uniroyal).

All my grandparents entered WW2 to fight against the Nazis and fascists; my paternal grandfather did not come home.

My parents were the first to go to college in my family (my mother in clinical psychology and my father in agricultural science). Since they were both in the US Navy, that qualifies in my mind as “working class” as well.

No college for me though. My sister went partly through veterinary school before the money ran out. We also were in the military, which to my mind qualifies as “working class” as well.

And yet, I can understand “identity politics,” as all politics boils down to that. As a male, I vote for candidates who support women’s issues, as I can identify with the women in my family. I vote for candidates that want to improve education, because I can relate to others with children (and the need for an educated populace to compete in the world). I can identify with minority equal rights, because if you can strip the rights from one group (or deny them), then you can strip the rights from any group.

Exactly,. Anyhow, would love to chat about this more but I gotta get ready for work. Glad you’re posting again AM. You bring alot of insight. Our families seem to have similar experiences. My mom and her brother were the first in their family to attend college too.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:22:18am

re: #47 Anymouse

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“We need to address terrorism, but not get ourselves involved in the conditions that spawn terrorism.”

What a childish mindset.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:22:32am

re: #47 Anymouse

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Both of them hate Muslims. I fully expected Tacky Tulsi to cast her lot with Trump!

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:23:52am

re: #55 wheat-dogg

Trump continuing his war with the media:

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For reference, the Times had just published a piece about Trump’s battles with wind farms near his precious golf courses in Scotland.

nytimes.com

Someone should figure out how many of Trump’s likes are bots.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:24:11am

re: #66 Targetpractice

“We need to address terrorism, but not get ourselves involved in the conditions that spawn terrorism.”

What a childish mindset.

Before I go, how do we address terrorism without getting involved that is stopping it before it happens the conditions that spawn terrorism? We won’t get rid of all terrorism but if we can understand why it starts, maybe we can reduce it. Gabbard has her head in the sand.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:24:15am

re: #52 Patricia Kayden

Why is C Johnson allowed to hide behind this account? When will Twitter ban him also?

Patricia, I have repeatedly filled out the alerts on Twitter regarding WeSerchr to no avail.

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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:25:57am

re: #55 wheat-dogg

Trump continuing his war with the media:

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For reference, the Times had just published a piece about Trump’s battles with wind farms near his precious golf courses in Scotland.

nytimes.com

No paper did more to elect Trump by tearing down the Clintons over the past 30 years. I truly detest The Screw York Times!

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:26:12am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:27:23am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:27:59am

FEC orders the Trump Campaign to correct about $1.3 million in 1,100 FEC filing mistakes, mostly about donors exceeding lawful limits.

rawstory.com

The FEC found that the Republican’s presidential campaign accepted donations from some improperly registered groups, but most violations were related to donors exceeding legal contribution limits.

A letter sent by FEC officials demanded the Trump campaign refund any donations from unregistered organizations or amounts that exceeded legal donation limits.

Further on in the article, it is noted that such letters are rather routine. Both Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama received similar letters.

Presumably it would be difficult to figure out if someone gave too much money or if an organisation was not legally constituted to do it (which is why the FEC checks up on this stuff).

The difference here I would imagine is Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama complied with the FEC’s requests; I’m betting Donald Trump won’t.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:28:50am

re: #65 HappyWarrior

Exactly,. Anyhow, would love to chat about this more but I gotta get ready for work. Glad you’re posting again AM. You bring alot of insight. Our families seem to have similar experiences. My mom and her brother were the first in their family to attend college too.

Have a good day at work. As for my insight or lack thereof, well, I can fill up white space in LGF entry boxes. (::

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:29:01am

We’ve been told time and again since 9/11 that one of the main motivations for terrorism against the US has been our support of brutal regimes that exploited or murdered the people with impunity. So you wanna spawn a whole new generation of bombers? Wrap Baby Assad in a big ol’ hug and say he’s our partner against terrorism, because it’s not terrorists who are his biggest concern…

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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:29:29am

So much for that Lock Her Up shtick…

cnn.com

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:30:29am

re: #77 Joe Bacon

So much for that Lock Her Up shtick…

cnn.com

Caught that on ABC, and my thought was they are leaving out the “Well, we could have.” Bullshit.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:31:28am

re: #74 Anymouse

Presumably it would be difficult to figure out if someone gave too much money or if an organisation was not legally constituted to do it (which is why the FEC checks up on this stuff).

The difference here I would imagine is Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama complied with the FEC’s requests; I’m betting Donald Trump won’t.

Honestly, a decent accounting information system should be able to do this. There might be problems generated by someone not entering their exact same names or addresses the same on subsequent donations, etc. but it shouldn’t be that hard to keep track of most of the donations.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:34:03am

Just imagine if the roles were reversed:

Clinton (D) Trump (R)
63,757,077 62,004,178

Clinton % Trump %
48.0% 46.7%

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:34:21am

re: #77 Joe Bacon

So much for that Lock Her Up shtick…

cnn.com

The Freepers aren’t buying it, they think either Conway’s lying…or Trump’s leaving the job to somebody else. But they remain convinced that criminal charges are forthcoming.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:35:43am

re: #77 Joe Bacon

So much for that Lock Her Up shtick…

cnn.com

Who the flip knows what Donald Trump wants to do? He changes his mind more often than I make coffee (I make coffee a lot of times in one day).

I suspect that as much red meat as he threw his supporters on that issue, they are going to want to see him deliver on it.

Moreover, even if that never was his position at all, it most certainly is the GOP’s position, and we get at least two more years of fiscally-responsible investigations into Hillary Clinton.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:37:09am

re: #79 Timothy Watson

Honestly, a decent accounting information system should be able to do this. There might be problems generated by someone not entering their exact same names or addresses the same on subsequent donations, etc. but it shouldn’t be that hard to keep track of most of the donations.

Well, I don’t know, I don’t play an accountant on television. That said, according to the article, such mistakes are fairly routine in political campaigns.

My guess here is Mr. Trump is either going to blow it off, or the Trump Foundation will handle it for him.

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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:40:29am

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Good morning!

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:42:03am

re: #84 jeffreyw

Yum. My wife just made chicken thighs the size of a chicken coop for breakfast. (Sorry, no picture.)

It was everything I could do to keep Felix Randomkitty out of my lap while I was eating.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:43:55am
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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:48:32am

re: #82 Anymouse

Who the flip knows what Donald Trump wants to do? He changes his mind more often than I make coffee (I make coffee a lot of times in one day).

I suspect that as much red meat as he threw his supporters on that issue, they are going to want to see him deliver on it.

Moreover, even if that never was his position at all, it most certainly is the GOP’s position, and we get at least two more years of fiscally-responsible investigations into Hillary Clinton.

You’re right, Anymouse. This isn’t gonna stop Chaffetz and Ron Johnson from their lynch mob mentality!

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:49:16am

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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:49:42am

re: #76 Targetpractice

We’ve been told time and again since 9/11 that one of the main motivations for terrorism against the US has been our support of brutal regimes that exploited or murdered the people with impunity. So you wanna spawn a whole new generation of bombers? Wrap Baby Assad in a big ol’ hug and say he’s our partner against terrorism, because it’s not terrorists who are his biggest concern…

I’ve always been somewhat astounded that Chile didn’t exact a bloody revenge upon America. If Chile had done to America what America did to Chile (on its own 9/11), that country would be radioactive waste today.

Overall, I think the rest of the world has been very forgiving.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:51:40am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:54:32am

On the Tulsi Gabbard article over at Wonkette there is a discussion about so-called identity politics.

In the past here, I have argued that the issues out here in the blindingly-white High Plains should be considered by the Democrats (not because of blindingly white, but because of the inexorable maths of the Electoral College system).

Nevertheless, in reading all this stuff about identity politics here, there, and everywhere, I realise something. The Democratic Party cannot be all things to all people. I was not arguing about pandering to racists (we can leave that up to the GOP), but beyond a certain point if you support certain groups others will feel left out (unless you can show how they actually benefit).

Heck, one can even argue that billionaires engage in identity politics (that is, for billionaires). Not all billionaires are for slashing taxes (most notably Warren Buffett, we get to keep him in our state), just as not all whites are for suppressing African-Americans (President Obama got a huge slice of the white electorate in both his runs).

This comment over at Wonkette stuck out for me:

I remember once a troll on Wonkette talking about his proud membership in the alt-right, and how the movement wasn’t racist. He said that he didn’t actually believe minorities to be inferior to whites, but that political society needed to function as if they were. This was because minorities’ interests differ from those of whites, and it would make little sense to upend the harmony of the largest group in society simply to rectify injustices wrought on the relative few.

This was a shockingly cynical admission of a quasi-intellectualized racism. That white people are not naturally superior to anyone, but because they are numerically superior, their interests must be paramount. An outrageous betrayal of the very concept of justice, really. However, I see a similarity between that alt-right line of thought and the call for an end to identity politics.

Isn’t it basically saying the same thing? “Yes, yes, we know that minorities have problems that we are belittling, but we need the support of whites, damn it, so we are going to cater to them and ignore everyone else.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:54:41am
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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:55:58am

re: #73 Dr. Matt

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Both my grandfathers fought the Nazis in WWII in France. My dad was in the army, my uncle and my godfather were in the Navy.
I’m not amused. In fact I’m furious.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 5:59:27am

re: #92 The Vicious Babushka

I’ll bet when you brought that crowd of millions of women in that precise position he thinks doesn’t exist, he wouldn’t permit them to meet him.

Besides, all women can afford not to have sex. /s

You know, I’m beginning to think women ought to pull a Lysistrata on hubs or boyfriends who refuse to see their issues with this. (Phew. I’m safe.)

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:00:34am

I just keep thinking we should be catching people saying “Hail Hydra!”

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:03:13am

re: #93 Lupin

Both my grandfathers fought the Nazis in WWII in France. My dad was in the army, my uncle and my godfather were in the Navy.
I’m not amused. In fact I’m furious.

I am not a subscriber to Mother Jones so I can’t tell them what I think of their reporting.

If I were a subscriber, I would be all over them to ditch PC terms like “alt-right” or “white nationalists” in favour of more correct terms like “white supremacists” or “fascists” or “neo-Nazis.” My subscription would depend on accurate reporting.

None of the publications I subscribe to, which are a whole lot more conservative than Mother Jones, uses terms like “alt-right.” Foreign Affairs and The Economist print editions call em as they are. When they use those terms, they are in scare quotes (and defined).

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:05:00am

re: #92 The Vicious Babushka

“Bring me one woman who has been left behind. Bring me one,” Price said, referring to women who cannot afford contraception. “There’s not one. The fact of the matter is, this is a trampling of religious freedom and religious liberty in this country.”

WTF is this shit?!???

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:07:03am

re: #97 Dr. Matt

WTF is this shit?!???

He thinks all birth control is just a bunch of condoms, and who can’t afford to buy those?

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:11:16am

re: #97 Dr. Matt

WTF is this shit?!???

It is another step in normalising the idea that contraception should not be allowed (which has always been the goal of the so-called right-to-life movement).

Mr. Trump let the cat out of the bag this summer, but immediately backtracked on the idea.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:12:53am

re: #36 Targetpractice

*Tells racist joke*

“I find that offensive!”

“You liberals are so humorless! It was just a joke! You’re too quick to get offended! Everything is about race with your people! It’s why racism doesn’t die, because you libs keep making everything about race!”

Yeah, the anti-PC people are the same. Back a while ago I was talking to this holy roller that started bitching about PC towards black people. Bitching that “her people” were just stating their views. So I unloaded on her about what I thought of her religion, being totally non-PC because fuck her feelings. She didn’t like it much. Don’t know if I made my point, but it felt good.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:14:32am

re: #38 Kragar

This quote infuriates me.

“I have to tell you, I am emotionally fucking pissed,” another participant said. “How can this not influence coverage? I am being totally honest with you. Toward the end of the campaign, it got to a point where I thought that the coverage was all about [Trump’s] flaws and problems. And that’s legit. But, I thought, O.K., let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. After the meeting today, though—and I am being human with you here—I think, Fuck him! I know I am being emotional about it. And I know I will get over it in a couple of days after Thanksgiving. But I really am offended. This was unprecedented. Outrageous!”

Whoever this is will ‘get over it.’

Grow a goddamn spine, you imbeciles. Or this will go on for four years.

Stay pissed, goddamn it. This country is depending on you.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:15:35am

Hair Fuhrer is whining again

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:15:54am

re: #101 makeitstop

This quote infuriates me.

Whoever this is will ‘get over it.’

Grow a goddamn spine, you imbeciles. Or this will go on for four years.

Stay pissed, goddamn it. This country is depending on you.

A couple days after Thanksgiving Barack Obama will still be President. See if the commentator gets over it a couple days after Valentine’s Day.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:17:23am

re: #102 wheat-dogg

Hair Fuhrer is whining again

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What an ungrateful little asshole. NYT handed him the election on a platter with their nonstop EMAILS INVESTIGATION!!!!!!

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:18:03am

re: #101 makeitstop

This quote infuriates me.

Whoever this is will ‘get over it.’

Grow a goddamn spine, you imbeciles. Or this will go on for four years.

Stay pissed, goddamn it. This country is depending on you.

I see he/she picked up being a whiny little fuck from Trump.

You wouldn’t be in this situation if you had been doing your fucking job for the past year.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:20:55am
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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:21:07am

NYT says Trump canceled meeting without telling them.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:21:55am

Tweet war!

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:22:15am

re: #107 wheat-dogg

NYT says Trump canceled meeting without telling them.

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This is all a distraction from Trump’s alt-right base and $25 fraud payout….and the media took it hook-line-and-sinker.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:22:35am

re: #106 Anymouse

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It looks like Tulsi is the favorite choice of “The Intercept” and “Russia Today”

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:23:19am

re: #106 Anymouse

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Of course Trump is considering a two-term Congresswoman with little foreign policy experience to be SecState, SecDefense, or U.N. Ambassador.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:24:16am

re: #109 Dr. Matt

This is all a distraction from Trump’s alt-right neo-Nazi base and $25 fraud payout….and the media took it hook-line-and-sinker.

Fixed.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:25:11am

re: #112 Anymouse

Fixed.

Ugh. Crap. Thanks. I even need to retrain myself from the media propaganda.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:27:35am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’re now treated to media reports of how this will be more stressful than usual because of the election - and providing tips on how to cope.

Seriously? We don’t need to cope. Trump and the extremists won. And there’s no excusing the behavior of those who supported Trump despite all the evidence to the contrary.

Trump continues to fall further and further behind in the popular vote. In fact, her margin is growing. 63.7 million votes to Trump’s 62 million.

The margin is slim in a few battleground states too, and the official votes still aren’t in yet but aren’t likely to break for Clinton:

Three thousand votes are all that separate Clinton and Trump in New Hampshire. The margin is about 12,000 in Michigan, 27,000 in Wisconsin, 68,000 in Pennsylvania and 113,000 in Florida — close, but nothing compared to the 537 votes that separated George W. Bush and Al Gore in Florida 16 years ago.

So, far from having a mandate, Trump’s limping into office with no mandate and an extremist agenda. Media outlets are spinning furiously to try and normalize his agenda, which is anything but normal. He’s surrounded himself with extremists, and he’s not even paying heed to the rules (such as even considering generals for positions when they’re prohibited by law from being appointed to civilian oversight positions). He’s got a neo-Nazi in charge of his propaganda/agenda in Bannon, and apologists for his extremism continue to carry his water.

His agenda is about exploiting anger, fear, and ignorance. So it goes without saying that he will push for the things that mean the most to him - tax cuts for the rich that shift burdens on to everyone else (all while claiming this will create jobs - trickle down’s incessant failures will fail once again, especially when he looks at tapping Kansas’ own Brownback for that role).

Trump’s shown a dislike/hate towards the 1A, and if there isn’t adulation, he attacks. We saw this during the campaign, particularly with his statements about trying to change libel/defamation laws to make it easier to sue media outlets - to cow them into covering him more favorably (hagiography seems to be his thing). We see it with Pence and his other top people pushing for disrespecting minority rights - especially minority religious rights and protections.

And it seems that the only part of the constitution he cares even the slightest bit about is the 2A (and oddly enough, gun sales are booming once again, even though there hasn’t been any gun confiscation by any elected officials of legally owned guns anywhere in the US). All those claims about Clinton coming to grab the guns was BS - along with all the other BS thrown at her.

That brings me back to Trump’s claims that he wouldn’t prosecute Clinton.
1) it’s not up to him. It’s up to the DOJ to decide (and Congress could take things up as well);
2) he’s already breaking a promise to prosecute/imprison Clinton.

All of which is to say that you can’t trust Trump on anything he says or does, and that you have to be wary of everything his cabal of cronies says and does.

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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:28:50am

re: #96 Anymouse

I am not a subscriber to Mother Jones so I can’t tell them what I think of their reporting.

If I were a subscriber, I would be all over them to ditch PC terms like “alt-right” or “white nationalists” in favour of more correct terms like “white supremacists” or “fascists” or “neo-Nazis.” My subscription would depend on accurate reporting.

None of the publications I subscribe to, which are a whole lot more conservative than Mother Jones, uses terms like “alt-right.” Foreign Affairs and The Economist print editions call em as they are. When they use those terms, they are in scare quotes (and defined).

Couldn’t agree more.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:29:14am

re: #113 Dr. Matt

Ugh. Crap. Thanks. I even need to retrain myself from the media propaganda.

Propaganda is insidious; even the press can be unaware it is subjected to it.

I suspect in the meet-and-greet before our village board meeting in December the crap is going to hit the fan.

I have no doubt discussion of the recent election will take place, and I’ll probably get some guff over Mrs. Clinton losing the election, and why didn’t I vote for Mr. Trump like everyone else in town other than seven people.

I fully intend to tell them I have no intention of supporting the American Nazi Party.

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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:30:23am

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

It looks like Tulsi is the favorite choice of “The Intercept” and “Russia Today”

Greenwald should be happy; in a few years the US will come to resemble a combination of Brazil and Russia.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:32:44am

re: #114 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we’re now treated to media reports of how this will be more stressful than usual because of the election - and providing tips on how to cope.

Seriously? We don’t need to cope. Trump and the extremists won. And there’s no excusing the behavior of those who supported Trump despite all the evidence to the contrary.

Trump continues to fall further and further behind in the popular vote. In fact, her margin is growing. 63.7 million votes to Trump’s 62 million.

The margin is slim in a few battleground states too, and the official votes still aren’t in yet but aren’t likely to break for Clinton:

So, far from having a mandate, Trump’s limping into office with no mandate and an extremist agenda. Media outlets are spinning furiously to try and normalize his agenda, which is anything but normal. He’s surrounded himself with extremists, and he’s not even paying heed to the rules (such as even considering generals for positions when they’re prohibited by law from being appointed to civilian oversight positions). He’s got a neo-Nazi in charge of his propaganda/agenda in Bannon, and apologists for his extremism continue to carry his water.

His agenda is about exploiting anger, fear, and ignorance. So it goes without saying that he will push for the things that mean the most to him - tax cuts for the rich that shift burdens on to everyone else (all while claiming this will create jobs - trickle down’s incessant failures will fail once again, especially when he looks at tapping Kansas’ own Brownback for that role).

Trump’s shown a dislike/hate towards the 1A, and if there isn’t adulation, he attacks. We saw this during the campaign, particularly with his statements about trying to change libel/defamation laws to make it easier to sue media outlets - to cow them into covering him more favorably (hagiography seems to be his thing). We see it with Pence and his other top people pushing for disrespecting minority rights - especially minority religious rights and protections.

And it seems that the only part of the constitution he cares even the slightest bit about is the 2A (and oddly enough, gun sales are booming once again, even though there hasn’t been any gun confiscation by any elected officials of legally owned guns anywhere in the US). All those claims about Clinton coming to grab the guns was BS - along with all the other BS thrown at her.

That brings me back to Trump’s claims that he wouldn’t prosecute Clinton.
1) it’s not up to him. It’s up to the DOJ to decide (and Congress could take things up as well);
2) he’s already breaking a promise to prosecute/imprison Clinton.

All of which is to say that you can’t trust Trump on anything he says or does, and that you have to be wary of everything his cabal of cronies says and does.

He has the attention span of a gnat. Combine that with his propensity to lie without shame, and you’ve got a major disaster just waiting to happen. I’m also convinced that no matter who he gets as advisors and Cabinet secretaries, it will be his kids feeding him advice and holding his hands in important meetings. Surely having Ivanka sit in on meeting with foreign dignitaries violates some law or regulation somehow. He’s not yet in office, so theoretically couldn’t State or the DOJ send a strongly worded memo at the very least?

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:33:08am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:35:00am

re: #116 Anymouse

I’ve had to drop people from my life that I’ve known for over 20 years. In the end, this isn’t about politics. This isn’t about D vs. R or liberal vs. conservative. This is about mortality. I can’t be associated with anyone that backs such a worthless, immoral “human”.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:36:01am

patheos.com

Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist) weighs in on a YouTube video from actress Tess Rafferty.

Ms. Rafferty calls out the so-called Christians that voted for or supported Mr. Trump. She shreds them in the video.

Mr. Mehta weighs in with a comment of his own:

One of the biggest takeaways from the election for me was that there were so many more people than I expected who might normally promote respect, civility, religious freedom, equality, and civil rights… but when push came to shove, they weren’t turned off enough by a candidate who doesn’t give a damn about any of those things. They had a choice and they went with the racist, sexist, ignorant bigot.

As Rafferty said, may those voters don’t think of themselves as racist, for example, but they sure as hell supported someone who is. And the difference between those two things is much smaller than they imagine.

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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:36:40am

re: #118 wheat-dogg

He has the attention span of a gnat. Combine that with his propensity to lie without shame, and you’ve got a major disaster just waiting to happen. I’m also convinced that no matter who he gets as advisors and Cabinet secretaries, it will be his kids feeding him advice and holding his hands in important meetings. Surely having Ivanka sit in on meeting with foreign dignitaries violates some law or regulation somehow. He’s not yet in office, so theoretically couldn’t State or the DOJ send a strongly worded memo at the very least?

One shouldn’t diagnose from TV but I do think I saw signs of early dementia of some kind. I went through that with my mom. His Presidency will make Reagan-II look like Hari Seldon’s Foundation.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:38:18am

re: #122 Lupin

One shouldn’t diagnose from TV but I do think I saw signs of early dementia of some kind. I went through that with my mom. His Presidency will make Reagan-II look like Hari Seldon’s Foundation.

He also appears to be dyslexic to some extent.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:38:41am

A flashback to make you smile.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:38:53am

re: #122 Lupin

One shouldn’t diagnose from TV but I do think I saw signs of early dementia of some kind. I went through that with my mom. His Presidency will make Reagan-II look like Hari Seldon’s Foundation.

Upvote for Asimov.

If you compare videos of Mr. Trump from the Eighties or Nineties with his campaign speeches and interviews this year, there is a significant difference.

In the past he was more focused, spoke more clearly, &c. I don’t know how much of it was simply the grind of a long presidential campaign, ageing, or what. But he is definitely different today than he was some twenty or thirty years ago.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:41:11am
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:41:30am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:42:06am

re: #126 Anymouse

She sounds like a true, blue progressive.

//

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:44:04am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

“as my grandfather’s famous employee Richard Loving did.”

Wow. That’s fascinating that your Grandfather knew Mr. Loving. I’m looking forward to the new movie about that couple.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:44:08am

The deplorables continue to sow discord and engage in criminality in pursuit of Trump’s white supremacist itch.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:44:34am

re: #122 Lupin

One shouldn’t diagnose from TV but I do think I saw signs of early dementia of some kind. I went through that with my mom. His Presidency will make Reagan-II look like Hari Seldon’s Foundation.

People who have observed him over the years have noted Trump as a younger man was more cogent in his speech — just as much a blowhard as now, but able to speak in coherent paragraphs rather than disjointed and repetitious sentences. That creepy following of Hillary on stage may be another sign of mental decline, or his creepy personality. I suspect he wants to avoid press conferences because he can’t handle all the commotion — camera flashes, video floodlights, reporters shouting questions. He wants things set up so he has control on his own turf.

He may take the prize as the absolute worst US president in history on a variety of measures.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:45:27am

re: #129 Patricia Kayden

“as my grandfather’s famous employee Richard Loving did.”

Wow. That’s fascinating that your Grandfather knew Mr. Loving. I’m looking forward to the new movie about that couple.

As someone from Caroline County, Virginia (the jurisdiction where they lived and were convicted), me too.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:47:14am

re: #70 Joe Bacon

Patricia, I have repeatedly filled out the alerts on Twitter regarding WeSerchr to no avail.

And I’m sure that your efforts are duplicated by many other Twitter users. It’s so frustrating to see him still on Twitter spewing his bigotry.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:48:32am

Today’s Trumpanzee battle cry: Ban Green Day!!!11!ty!

They’re all pissy because GD led an anti-Trump chant from the stage on the American Music Awards the other night.

They sure do love demanding that people who disagree with them STFU, by force if necessary.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:49:10am

re: #27 Anymouse

So-called “alt-right” Twitter purge explained with cartoon deer:

wonkette.com

Cartoon deer are really awesome.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:50:29am

Time for bed for this lizard. Had morning classes and a busy afternoon. Catch you all later.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:52:13am

re: #130 lawhawk

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The deplorables continue to sow discord and engage in criminality in pursuit of Trump’s white supremacist itch.

We can’t attack random people at a diner with pepper spray anymore?

What’s America come to?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:53:33am

re: #134 makeitstop

Today’s Trumpanzee battle cry: Ban Green Day!!!11!ty!

They’re all pissy because GD led an anti-Trump chant from the stage on the American Music Awards the other night.

They sure do love demanding that people who disagree with them STFU, by force if necessary.

After banning Green Day and boycotting the Hamilton play that we never went to, we will return to our favorite pastime, whining about how The Left always needs Safe Spaces.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:56:57am

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

It looks like Tulsi is the favorite choice of “The Intercept” and “Russia Today”

Here is my shocked face. It’s very shocked. So shocked.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:58:48am

re: #106 Anymouse

Interesting meeting on Trump’s agenda today: @TulsiGabbard. A source tells me she’s under consideration for State, Defense & UN Ambassador
— Sara Murray

C’mon, Sara. You can’t report that with a straight face.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 6:59:08am

re: #134 makeitstop

Today’s Trumpanzee battle cry: Ban Green Day!!!11!ty!

They’re all pissy because GD led an anti-Trump chant from the stage on the American Music Awards the other night.

They sure do love demanding that people who disagree with them STFU, by force if necessary.

God, imagine if Green Day was a real punk band.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:01:13am

re: #141 KGxvi

God, imagine if Green Day was a real punk band.

I wonder what Bad Brains’ thoughts on the election are.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:02:22am

re: #141 KGxvi

God, imagine if Green Day was a real punk band.

I can’t picture them performing “God Save the Queen” the way the Sex Pistols did.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:02:39am

re: #129 Patricia Kayden

“as my grandfather’s famous employee Richard Loving did.”

Wow. That’s fascinating that your Grandfather knew Mr. Loving. I’m looking forward to the new movie about that couple.

Yeah I only found out about it after he died. I was watching the Loving Story on HBO and my mom mentioned that Grandpa was his foreman. They were both bricklayers by trade. I’m looking forward to the movie too.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:04:35am

re: #132 Timothy Watson

Interesting that some commenters here have a connection to such a seminal case. It’s a small world.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:04:45am

re: #134 makeitstop

Today’s Trumpanzee battle cry: Ban Green Day!!!11!ty!

They’re all pissy because GD led an anti-Trump chant from the stage on the American Music Awards the other night.

They sure do love demanding that people who disagree with them STFU, by force if necessary.

But Nugent telling Obama to suck his gun is okay.

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Skip Intro  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:05:47am

“Trump summons” is the lede on CNBC today regarding his meetings with the media.

Good to see they already know their place in Trumpland.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:05:49am

re: #146 HappyWarrior

But Nugent telling Obama to suck his gun is okay.

Didn’t he say he’d be dead or in jail by now?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:06:15am

re: #148 Anymouse

Didn’t he say he’d be dead or in jail by now?

Yeah

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:06:43am

So, Trump pretty much punked Mitt Romney over the weekend with the whole Secretary of State “offer”?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:08:08am

re: #55 wheat-dogg

I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice
— Donald J. Trump

Trump will be much more presidential when the election is over.

Oh, wait.

/

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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:08:23am

re: #150 Sir John Barron

So, Trump pretty much punked Mitt Romney over the weekend with the whole Secretary of State “offer”?

He’ll punk Gabbard too.

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:08:54am

re: #150 Sir John Barron

So, Trump pretty much punked Mitt Romney over the weekend with the whole Secretary of State “offer”?

Basically. To get photos of Mitt coming to the Tower to kiss the ring.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:09:25am

re: #149 HappyWarrior

I can’t wait for Ted Nugent to play at the Inaugural Ball (ugh)

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:09:27am

Dow breaks 19,000 for first time.

Obama will not get credit for this either.

It’ll be attributed to a Trump bounce.

Worst economy ever! Just ignore that the DJIA and other indices were less than half that amount when Obama took office because of the crash. It was 7,949.09 when Obama became president on January 20, 2009.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:10:18am

re: #155 lawhawk

Dow breaks 19,000 for first time.

Obama will not get credit for this either.

It’ll be attributed to a Trump bounce.

Worst economy ever! Just ignore that the DJIA and other indices were less than half that amount when Obama took office because of the crash. It was 7,949.09 when Obama became president on January 20, 2009.

Obama will get the credit for it when the DJIA slides after Jan 20 though.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:10:34am

re: #155 lawhawk

Dow breaks 19,000 for first time.

Obama will not get credit for this either.

It’ll be attributed to a Trump bounce.

Worst economy ever! Just ignore that the DJIA and other indices were less than half that amount when Obama took office because of the crash. It was 7,949.09 when Obama became president on January 20, 2009.

Dow has gone from 7000 to 19000 in the past two weeks as the nation begins to recover under President Orange.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:10:47am
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:12:21am

re: #55 wheat-dogg

Trump continuing his war with the media:

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For reference, the Times had just published a piece about Trump’s battles with wind farms near his precious golf courses in Scotland.

nytimes.com

Because we have the cleanest coal.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:12:26am

re: #158 lawhawk

Someone remind David Corn the correct term is “neo-Nazis,” not “white nationalists.”

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:14:48am

re: #77 Joe Bacon

So much for that Lock Her Up shtick…

cnn.com

Also, the private server thing has already been investigated. But, gee, thanks, Orange.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:15:00am

Coincidentally, it’s the same location as Donny Trump’s hands.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:16:12am

re: #80 Dr. Matt

Just imagine if the roles were reversed:

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Clinton (D) Trump (R)
63,757,077 62,004,178

Clinton % Trump %
48.0% 46.7%

All I want for 2020 is for Trump to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:17:39am

re: #163 Sir John Barron

All I want for 2020 is for Trump to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College.

If that were to happen, watch the armed wingnuts come out of the woodwork.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:20:55am
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:24:32am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:25:10am

re: #166 The Vicious Babushka

Must be the flag pin.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:26:09am

Yes. The liberal media is still very confused.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:28:42am

re: #165 Anymouse

Two @CNN sources say that basically, the @nypost retelling of Trump/media meeting is bullshit

In today’s ‘Re-Enactment of Classic Film Scenes,’ the part of Howard Beale will be played by CNN, while the part of Arthur Jensen will be played by Donald Trump.

Ned Beatty’s NETWORK speech-by Paddy Chayefsky

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:29:08am

“Will he distance himself from the Nazi party?”
The fact they are asking this means, F-you liberal media.
You are such cowards.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:31:20am

re: #168 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Yes. The liberal media is still very confused.

I’m minded of my local newspaper publisher sending an E-mail to everyone who had registered an E-mail with the paper, asking if the paper was leaning “too liberal” (short answer, no). The publisher asked if the paper should seek to be more conservative in outlook. (This was during the presidential campaign.)

As I occasionally write for the paper, I wrote back, noting that he has eyes, he can see how Mr. Trump treats the press. Does he possibly think that his newspaper would be spared if Mr. Trump got his wishes about “opening up libel laws” and other such nonsense? I noted to the publisher that our paper might not be first, but they’d get around to it.

Unsurprisingly, when he printed a selection of responses, none of them had any sort of liberal bias (meaning mine wasn’t there).

I’m torn on what to do about my newspaper subscription, which comes due next month. On the one hand, it is awfully conservative. On the other hand, it is my only source for local news.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:32:03am

No DEMANDS to distance himself. Just asking politely. That these cowards do so well.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:33:17am

re: #169 makeitstop

In today’s ‘Re-Enactment of Classic Film Scenes,’ the part of Howard Beale will be played by CNN, while the part of Arthur Jensen will be played by Donald Trump.

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On the Twitter note from CNN above, the responses are pillorying CNN, noting they believe the New York Post over CNN, considering all the fellating of the Trump campaign they did.

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:34:35am
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jeffreyw  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:35:01am

re: #85 Anymouse

Miss Bitsy was on my lap when I posted that.

Imgur

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:35:51am

re: #174 Franklin

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They’re big on whining about throat-cramming too.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:36:34am

Home sales strongest in a decade.

Worst economy ever.

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Weaselone  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:37:56am

re: #173 Anymouse

On the Twitter note from CNN above, the responses are pillorying CNN, noting they believe the New York Post over CNN, considering all the fellating of the Trump campaign they did.

It helps that the CNN article itself doesn’t actually say what the Business Insider hack says it does. It doesn’t actually dispute the content of the NY Posts report, just says that the NY Post account was “Overstated”.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:40:59am

re: #178 Weaselone

It helps that the CNN article itself doesn’t actually say what the Business Insider hack says it does. It doesn’t actually dispute the content of the NY Posts report, just says that the NY Post account was “Overstated”.

Overstated my tumbleweed-filled socks.

It was Mr. Trump himself that stated that you can’t trust a news source that names “unnamed sources.”

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:45:01am

re: #177 lawhawk

Home sales strongest in a decade.

Worst economy ever.

Women willing to have sex with Republican men, declines even more that it already was.
My own news.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:45:08am

re: #177 lawhawk

Home sales strongest in a decade.

Worst economy ever.

We would like to buy next summer. I hope President Trump can do something to tamp down on demand…. (half //)

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:47:56am

Slate is alleging that Gov. Pat McCrory is trying to steal the election in North Carolina by delegitimising it.

They note in their article on all the challenges his campaign has issued to recount precincts there is no real way he can close the deficit in votes, however, there is a particular in North Carolina election law:

McCrory can, and probably will, still ask for a statewide recount. But he must know that a recount will not close such a sizable gap. His real goal appears to be to delegitimize the results to such an extent that the state legislature—which holds a Republican supermajority—can step in and select him as the winner. North Carolina state law states that when “a contest arises out of the general election,” and that contest pertains “to the conduct or results of the election,” the legislature “shall determine which candidate received the highest number of votes” and “declare that candidate to be elected.” By alleging fraud, mishandling of ballots, and irregular vote-counting, McCrory is laying the groundwork for the legislature to proclaim that a “contest” has arisen as to “the conduct or results of the election.” At that point, it can step in, assert that McCrory received “the highest number” of legitimate votes, and “declare [him] to be elected.”

slate.com

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:50:11am
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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:54:28am

re: #181 Barefoot Grin

We would like to buy next summer. I hope President Trump can do something to tamp down on demand…. (half //)

Since high stock prices usually correlate with lower bond prices (and therefore higher interest rates) what you need to hope for is that we don’t have too much inflation starting up and raising the cost of a mortgage. That, of course, may reduce demand and prices for houses.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:55:41am
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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 7:56:29am

Imagere: #177 lawhawk

Home sales strongest in a decade.

Worst economy ever.

And a Trump deplorable/low-information voter chimes in….

Ferrill34 minutes ago
That is because our government is using tax payer dollars to buy houses for refugees.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:00:49am

re: #186 Dr. Matt

My wife and I auctioned our home in Oklahoma to get out of wingnuttia when Mary Fallin was elected (long story, but we would have lost our driver’s licenses due to draconian new policies she implemented for the disabled/chronically ill that would have cost us many tens of thousands of dollars).

We sold it right at the bottom of the housing crunch. My wife took a fifty percent loss on what she paid for it (she bought it before I met her, after her company in Colorado Springs went belly up and the wingnuts from Focus on the Family moved in).

That, with savings, still left us enough to buy our house here, but we can’t do that again.

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:01:55am

re: #185 Dr. Matt

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Freepers either don’t believe it or haz a sad too.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:04:03am

re: #185 Dr. Matt

About that:

Election Is Over But the Clinton E-mails Keep Coming (goes to Raw Story)

Those seekers of truth over at Judicial Watch are not about to let this go.

Mrs. Clinton lost the election, but that was not what this was about. This was about destroying Mrs. Clinton (and perhaps Chelsea Clinton too) … the fiscally-responsible conservatives are going to keep going with our tax money on this.

If they continue to pursue Mrs. Clinton, they don’t have to govern. They can instead deflect from their platform devoid of ideas.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:05:02am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

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Here’s what I see, and maybe someone smarter than me can figure out how to end this: Each revelation about Donald further hardens his support among those who got onto Hillary for possibly doing them because they can and will not be wrong. The more wrong they are, the harder it becomes for them to admit it, until something affects them.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:05:52am

Seems like this “sheriff” is angling to become David Clarke’s second BFF after Lumpy.
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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:05:57am

Who has the earth denotation button?

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:06:47am

re: #190 Belafon

Here’s what I see, and maybe someone smarter than me can figure out how to end this: Each revelation about Donald further hardens his support among those who got onto Hillary for possibly doing them because they can and will not be wrong. The more wrong they are, the harder it becomes for them to admit it, until something affects them.

Two things:

a) People hate admitting they are wrong, especially about religion (and Trumpism is a religion)
b) It is always deflection.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:07:52am

re: #185 Dr. Matt

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Good, they can S the D they rode in on. “WE’VE BEEN LIED TO?” YUP! That’s what happens when your guy is a liar, dumbshits.

I’m sick of seeing that sneering blonde cadaver parading around like an animated Williams-Sonoma mop. I’m moving her up my “Deport to The Moon” list.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:08:43am

re: #191 Myron Falwell (no relation)

The rebranding of water cannons: they’re “safety misters,” gently moisturizing and rejuvinating tired people.

I assume that pepper spray will be rebranded as “flavor enhancer”

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Dr. Matt  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:11:29am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I assume that pepper spray will be rebranded as “flavor enhancer”

And the rubber bullets are for ‘deep tissue massage’.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:12:05am

re: #195 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I assume that pepper spray will be rebranded as “flavor enhancer”

Fox News On UC Davis Pepper Spraying: “It’s a food product”

(Also a reminder that, despite her anti-Trump rhetoric, she’s still a loathsome individual.)

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:12:07am

re: #189 Anymouse

About that:

Election Is Over But the Clinton E-mails Keep Coming (goes to Raw Story)

Those seekers of truth over at Judicial Watch are not about to let this go.

Mrs. Clinton lost the election, but that was not what this was about. This was about destroying Mrs. Clinton (and perhaps Chelsea Clinton too) … the fiscally-responsible conservatives are going to keep going with our tax money on this.

If they continue to pursue Mrs. Clinton, they don’t have to govern. They can instead deflect from their platform devoid of ideas.

That might be effective with a small subset of people, but Trump was elected to Do Great Things. If the House amuses themselves by investigating the people who lost, yeah, they can avoid governing-but they will disappoint the majority of Trump voters when things start their inevitable slide. Infrastructure? We don’t need no stinkin’ infrastructure! Strange, I still seem to have the same low wage job without benefits-AND WHERE’S MY MEDICAL INSURANCE? Etc.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:14:37am

re: #198 calochortus

That might be effective with a small subset of people, but Trump was elected to Do Great Things. If the House amuses themselves by investigating the people who lost, yeah, they can avoid governing-but they will disappoint the majority of Trump voters when things start their inevitable slide. Infrastructure? We don’t need no stinkin’ infrastructure! Strange, I still seem to have the same low wage job without benefits-AND WHERE’S MY MEDICAL INSURANCE? Etc.

And all of that will be blamed on President Obama.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:16:15am

re: #185 Dr. Matt

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The Price is Right losing horn

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:17:23am

re: #199 Anymouse

It will, but but it won’t stick for the majority. A couple years is a long time in people’s memories.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:17:29am

Similarly, this likely reflects where people actually live and vote.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:19:14am

Toss her in with Susan Sarandon:

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Lupin  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:22:04am

Monday:
“Hillary says, ‘Keep on breathing.’ “

Tuesday:
“60 million dead from auto-asphyxiation.”

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:22:59am

Trump Win Sinks Gun Stocks and Gun Shop Sales (New York Post)

Owners of Smith & Wesson stock who voted for Donald Trump must feel like they shot themselves in the foot.

While their candidate is riding high — and will be sworn in as the country’s 45th president in just 61 days — their portfolio is feeling a little tattered.

Since Election Day, Smith & Wesson shares were down 15 percent heading into Monday’s opening bell. Shares of Sturm, Ruger were down 17 percent over the same span.

And the pain may not be temporary.

Americans who raced to gun shops to buy guns over the past four years — and in the four weeks leading up to Nov. 8 — out of fear that President Obama and Hillary Clinton (who was then leading in the polls) would soon move to cut off their Second Amendment rights — are now slowing the buying spree.

Gun shop owners are seeing a steep drop-off in sales since Election Day.

(more at the Post article)

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:23:53am

re: #143 Anymouse

I can’t picture them performing “God Save the Queen” the way the Sex Pistols did.

John Lydon’s sneering voice on “God Save the Queen” is damn near impossible to replicate. Especially by the last stanza of the song, the sneering gives way to barely contained rage.

It’s brilliant.

Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen (HD OFFICAL MUSIC VIDEO)

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:25:04am

re: #207 Dr Lizardo

John Lydon’s sneering voice on “God Save the Queen” is damn near impossible to replicate. Especially by the last stanza of the song, the sneering gives way to barely contained rage.

It’s brilliant.

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video seems to be blocked here in the States. Or on my computer.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:26:08am

A photo of the chyron that had Jake Tapper so incensed while on vacation from CNN:

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:27:40am

re: #206 Anymouse

Trump Win Sinks Gun Stocks and Gun Shop Sales (New York Post)

(more at the Post article)

Tiny violins and all that.

What’s the next scare tactic? I want to be impressed this time.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:27:58am

re: #203 Anymouse

Toss her in with Susan Sarandon:

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She would tell us more, but the Botox is causing issues.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:29:05am

re: #208 Sir John Barron

video seems to be blocked here in the States. Or on my computer.

Here’s the song itself:

Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:29:14am

re: #211 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

She would tell us more, but the Botox is causing issues.

My understanding is she owns a whole block of London, so she has a place to escape to.

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:29:15am

A storify about exactly how/why the Argentina thing so horrible:

storify.com

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:30:11am

re: #213 Anymouse

My understanding is she owns a whole block of London, so she has a place to escape to.

Ok.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:30:33am

re: #210 Sir John Barron

Tiny violins and all that.

What’s the next scare tactic? I want to be impressed this time.

Race war.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:31:08am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:32:06am

re: #216 Pawn of the Oppressor

Race war.

Well, I guess in this area that would be the Native Americans and the Slavs (me and my wife).

On the other hand, a race war in a village of 124 wouldn’t be much /s not really

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:33:26am

re: #212 Dr Lizardo

Here’s the song itself:

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Larger

Ah, yeah, Motorhead did a cover of this song.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:33:55am

Rare sighting of an honorable Republican.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:34:44am

re: #218 Anymouse

Well, I guess in this area that would be the Native Americans and the Slavs (me and my wife).

On the other hand, a race war in a village of 124 wouldn’t be much /s not really

Haha. Hey, if you and your wife need help fighting a race war, trust me, I’m a bad ass. Just let me know.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:35:11am

re: #219 Sir John Barron

Ah, yeah, Motorhead did a cover of this song.

The album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols is easily one of the most influential albums of the Twentieth Century; it’s usually ranked in the Top 20 Most Influential.

The Sex Pistols - NeverMind The Bollocks (1977)

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:37:45am

re: #221 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Haha. Hey, if you and your wife need help fighting a race war, trust me, I’m a bad ass. Just let me know.

AnyMouse can just put up the Bat Lizard Signal. That would give the local paper something to write about. “124 Lizard People Arrive to Prevent Race War.”

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:37:51am

re: #220 gocart mozart

Rare sighting of an honorable Republican.

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Ultimately, this is what concerns me about this election. Wash away everything and say this election only ended up with Ryan attempting to gut Health Care and Medicare. When everything goes bonkers on that front, we can fix it. But we’ve got so much more than that. We’ve got white supremacists about to be in charge of the government. They will do damage to our psyche. And it’s really based around Republicans restricting voting in order to maintain power. As we can see in North Carolina, they are at the stage where they are willing to do nearly anything to stay in power.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:38:02am

re: #210 Sir John Barron

Tiny violins and all that.

What’s the next scare tactic? I want to be impressed this time.

They gotta invent a new enemy.

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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:38:33am

re: #183 Dr. Matt

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George Lakoff has an interesting article (it’s long, I will warn you) about A Minority President. Why the polls failed, and what the majority can do.

The lead points out (emphasis mine):

The loser, for the majority of voters, will now be a minority president-elect. Don’t let anyone forget it. Keep referring to Trump as the minority president, Mr. Minority and the overall Loser. Constant repetition, with discussion in the media and over social media, questions the legitimacy of the minority president to ignore the values of the majority. The majority, at the very least, needs to keep its values in the public eye and view the minority president’s action through majority American values.

huffingtonpost.com
There’s a really interesting section on the media (it’s #24, so if you don’t want to read the whole piece, jump to that section.)

Lakoff is the guy who wrote “Don’t Think of an Elephant,” which is about framing (and which I keep on my kindle to refer to regularly.)

I don’t totally agree with everything he says, but most of it is hard to argue with.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:38:39am

re: #221 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Haha. Hey, if you and your wife need help fighting a race war, trust me, I’m a bad ass. Just let me know.

Thanks. We have a spare bedroom, and an eclipse coming up next August (we’re in the path of totality). We’ll go under cover of darkness in the middle of the day. (::

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:39:27am

Kurt Vonnegut on stories —enjoy:

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

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calochortus  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:39:45am

The world may crumble, but Thanksgiving is in 2 days and I have a turkey waiting at my local purveyor of food items. I’m gonna set it up with a couple days of brining (a.k.a. “turkey spa treatment”) so I may as well pick it up early in the day before the store gets crowded.

BBL

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:41:01am

re: #228 Birth Control Works

Kurt Vonnegut on stories —enjoy:

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Is the inspiration for this interesting article from Pacific Standard:

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:43:07am

Never mistake kindness as weakness. But they do. Bring it on. I’m ready.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:43:49am

re: #229 calochortus

The world may crumble, but Thanksgiving is in 2 days and I have a turkey waiting at my local purveyor of food items. I’m gonna set it up with a couple days of brining (a.k.a. “turkey spa treatment”) so I may as well pick it up early in the day before the store gets crowded.

BBL

I think we’re going to have cranberry pierogi with a side dish of turkey pierogi.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:45:02am

re: #231 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Never mistake kindness as weakness. But they do. Bring it on. I’m ready.

One can only truly be kind from a position of strength. Kindness is a display of empathy one does despite not needing to.

Libertarians sometimes confuse this too (altruism is a vice, not a virtue)

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:46:10am

re: #231 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Never mistake kindness as weakness. But they do. Bring it on. I’m ready.

WE ARE NOT GOING BACK
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:47:25am

re: #233 Anymouse

One can only truly be kind from a position of strength. Kindness is a display of empathy one does despite not needing to.

Libertarians sometimes confuse this too (altruism is a vice, not a virtue)

caretaking vs. helping

caretaking is a sign of co-dependence. People who force help on others because they need the illusion of being depended on.

helping is something that is asked for and is a healthy thing.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:49:02am

re: #233 Anymouse

One can only truly be kind from a position of strength. . .

EXCELLENT!

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:49:16am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:49:42am

re: #235 Birth Control Works

caretaking vs. helping

caretaking is a sign of co-dependence. People who force help on others because they need the illusion of being depended on.

helping is something that is asked for and is a healthy thing.

My wife and I are co-dependent on each other. (That is a running gag between us.)

Our co-dependence is probably what keeps us from killing each other, as we are both very opinionated and forceful about those opinions (and hers and mine ofttimes do not mesh with each other - as an example, her former membership as an officer in the Colorado Libertarian Party whilst I belong to the Democratic Party).

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:50:47am

re: #236 Birth Control Works

EXCELLENT!

I even thought that up myself. I didn’t rip off someone else’s statement.

Maybe I should found a religion. /s

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:52:29am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:54:56am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:55:43am

It’s the bryl cream of WTF ever with the slicked-back hair.

So, not sexy.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:56:02am

re: #239 Anymouse

I even thought that up myself. I didn’t rip off someone else’s statement.

Maybe I should found a religion. /s

I hear it’s profitable.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:57:01am

re: #240 lawhawk

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The last thing you want to do is tick off the Cap.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:58:14am

re: #240 lawhawk

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I know we’ve talked about being distracted, but I really think this should be the story until Trump is forced to denounce them, until they are pissed off at him.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:58:45am

economist.com

The Economist notes that the press seemed to note the strongest correlation of Trump voters is the combination of white and no college degree (yours truly excepted, apparently).

The poured over the data and found a stronger correlation (correlation not being causation, but interesting nonetheless):

Ill health.

The Economist found that ill health, controlling for every other factor they could think of (age, education, race, income level, &c) was the best predictor of a Trump voter.

The data suggest that the ill may have been particularly susceptible to Mr Trump’s message. According to our model, if diabetes were just 7% less prevalent in Michigan, Mr Trump would have gained 0.3 fewer percentage points there, enough to swing the state back to the Democrats. Similarly, if an additional 8% of people in Pennsylvania had engaged in regular physical activity, and the rate of heavy drinking in Wisconsin were 5% lower, Hillary Clinton would have won the electoral college vote and be set to enter the White House. But such counter-factual predictions are always impossible to test. Unfortunately, there is no way to re-run the election with healthier voters and compare the results. But the evidence suggests that Mr Trump performed well in communities that are literally dying.

More at the link above

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 8:58:57am

????

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:00:05am

re: #247 Birth Control Works

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I would love for Trump and the Republicans to have to admit there’s nothing there.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:04:50am

re: #240 lawhawk

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The commenters make a good point: Why are the faces blurred? I think everyone of them should be identified.

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Belafon  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:06:45am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:08:03am
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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:08:15am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

Stephen Bannon Hit With Serious FBI Federal Election Law Complaint By Democratic Coalition

I’m guessing they’ll get around to it in 2043.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:08:16am

re: #248 Belafon

I would love for Trump and the Republicans to have to admit there’s nothing there.

If so, what better time than on the night before Thanksgiving.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:09:14am

re: #254 Myron Falwell (no relation)

If so, what better time than on the night before Thanksgiving.

During the War on Christmas, perhaps December 24.

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:10:27am

re: #250 Belafon

Indeed - no response from The Atlantic so far to this:

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:10:45am

re: #254 Myron Falwell (no relation)

If so, what better time than on the night before Thanksgiving.

It’s the accusations of murder that really get me. Hillary has people killed-really?

Do you think the FBI would be wastisng time on email if there was any proof of murder?

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:12:28am

re: #257 Birth Control Works

It’s the accusations of murder that really get me. Hillary has people killed-really?

Do you think the FBI would be wastisng time on email if there was any proof of murder?

Over 50, last count. //

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electrotek  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:14:24am

re: #256 lawhawk

Indeed - no response from The Atlantic so far to this:

Because they must be important white people.

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:14:30am

re: #258 Barefoot Grin

Over 50, last count. //

You’d think Anthony Weiner would have been way up on her list …

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:15:20am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:15:51am
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:17:34am

re: #260 Anymouse

You’d think Anthony Weiner would have been way up on her list …

I know. Hillary’s “to-do” list: AW, Comey…. So many to kill, so little time.

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:17:34am

re: #261 lawhawk

Carson himself, a few days ago, already commented that he was not prepared to be a Secretary of anything.

Which in my mind raised the immediate question as to why he even ran for President to begin with.

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:17:43am

re: #251 Belafon

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:19:59am

re: #264 freetoken

Carson himself, a few days ago, already commented that he was not prepared to be a Secretary of anything.

Which in my mind raised the immediate question as to why he even ran for President to begin with.

Why, to pick up some of that sweet campaign cash, obviously.

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electrotek  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:20:26am

re: #264 freetoken

Carson himself, a few days ago, already commented that he was not prepared to be a Secretary of anything.

Which in my mind raised the immediate question as to why he even ran for President to begin with.

We all know the entire GOP is an incompetent clusterfuck.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:20:29am
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electrotek  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:22:14am

re: #268 The Vicious Babushka

She should never have backed down.

Besides, aren’t these the same ones who call them cowards for bowing down to any criticism of Islam?

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:22:32am

re: #267 electrotek

We all know the entire GOP is an incompetent clusterfuck.

Except that they’ve gamed the system to their advantage, so it doesn’t matter how racist, bigoted, or incompetent they may be. They’ve made it hard to overcome. And they’ve picked a guy as president who is incredibly dangerous to the entire American experience.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:24:31am

re: #260 Anymouse

You’d think Anthony Weiner would have been way up on her list …

And who has HRC killed lately?

Vince Foster was a long time ago. Has she lost her touch?

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:24:53am

I may be a skinny wasp. but please, for the love of god (and I’m and theist) why the hell do we still have Jewish haters and racists???I will never understand this.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:26:02am

re: #272 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I may be a skinny wasp. but please, for the love of god (and I’m and theist) why the hell do we still have Jewish haters and racists???I will never understand this.

You mean like Baby Whiplash?

They want to be the last ones loaded into the cattle cars.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:27:15am

re: #273 The Vicious Babushka

You mean like Baby Whiplash?

They want to be the last ones loaded into the cattle cars.

Quit making me love you.!

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:28:26am

re: #272 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I may be a skinny wasp. but please, for the love of god (and I’m and theist) why the hell do we still have Jewish haters and racists???I will never understand this.

Because there are some who are incapable of moving past fact that some people feel need to be superior to others - and want to preserve or return the social order to keep things as they are - namely with a certain group of people in charge (white folks; white folks who are of the right Christian background, specifically). Then there are those who aid and abet this worldview through their actions (like say Ann Coulter), and those who look the other way and ignore the consequences of their actions (like say Sarandon or Paltrow) because their privilege and wealth insulates them from the consequences of their choices.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:29:11am

re: #271 Sir John Barron

And who has HRC killed lately?

Vince Foster was a long time ago. Has she lost her touch?

///

She got out of the game.
/

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Anymouse  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:31:11am

re: #271 Sir John Barron

And who has HRC killed lately?

Vince Foster was a long time ago. Has she lost her touch?

///

I believe there was derpitude claiming she had Antonin Scalia dispatched.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:31:56am

re: #216 Pawn of the Oppressor

Race war.

Race war is on

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:33:18am

re: #276 makeitstop

She got out of the game.
/

Hmm, I thought she took out Scalia…

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:34:10am

re: #279 Barefoot Grin

Hmm, I thought she took out Scalia…

Well, after that…

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:34:12am

re: #276 makeitstop

She got out of the game.
/

BENGHAZI!!!!!!

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:34:37am

re: #271 Sir John Barron

And who has HRC killed lately?

Vince Foster was a long time ago. Has she lost her touch?

///

re: #271 Sir John Barron

And who has HRC killed lately?

Vince Foster was a long time ago. Has she lost her touch?

///

some reporter investigating a sex island scandal involving the Clintons …

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:35:09am

Yes, I am a very strong woman. and I am stronger than Trump supporters. But this should not be going on. we are a mixed people. Jewish, native American, white, Black, Hispanic. I just don’t know what to think anymore.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:35:44am

re: #272 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

I may be a skinny wasp. but please, for the love of god (and I’m and theist) why the hell do we still have Jewish haters and racists???I will never understand this.

Anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, the grandfather of all conspiracy theories. It is the Ur-conspiracy theory.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:36:03am

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:36:15am

Yesterday Trump did the stupid thing of tweeting that he wanted Farage to be the UK ambassador to the US.

As I noted at the time, the Brits would be right to be miffed.

Sure enough:

Boris Johnson says people shouldn’t attack Donald Trump for saying climate change is a hoax

[…]

Meanwhile, Tory former Minister Sir Simon Burns - who is a big supporter of defeated Democrat candidate Clinton - poked fun at Mr Trump’s “extremely generous” advice.

He urged Mr Johnson to return the favour by proposing that Mrs Clinton serve as the US Ambassador to Britain.

Boris Johnson, who like Mr Farage campaigned for Leave in June’s EU referendum, slapped down suggestions his Brexit ally could be handed the plum role.

The Foreign Secretary told MPs: “We have a first rate ambassador in Washington doing a very good job of relating both with the present administration and with the administration to be, and there is no vacancy for that position.”

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:36:34am

re: #283 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

Yes, I am a very strong woman. and I am stronger than Trump supporters. But this should not be going on. we are a mixed people. Jewish, native American, white, Black, Hispanic. I just don’t know what to think anymore.

I read Science Fiction.

I know it’s fiction, but I prefer it to reality.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:36:51am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

Anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, the grandfather of all conspiracy theories. It is the Ur-conspiracy theory.

I thought Cankles was talking about Jews who are haters and racists (because they believe the Jew-haters will love and accept them)

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:38:03am

re: #286 freetoken

Yesterday Trump did the stupid thing of tweeting that he wanted Farage to be the UK ambassador to the US.

As I noted at the time, the Brits would be right to be miffed.

Sure enough:

Boris Johnson says people shouldn’t attack Donald Trump for saying climate change is a hoax

On November 20th this year, it was finally cold in Chicago. I had to put on a head wrap to protect my ears from the wind. The previous day I was not wearing a coat and it was warm.

No climate change —really? Normal cycles -really?

People would rather spout the Fox News Cult dogma that rely on their own memory.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:39:20am
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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:41:11am

re: #284 Dr Lizardo

Anti-Semitism is the oldest hatred, the grandfather of all conspiracy theories. It is the Ur-conspiracy theory.

But why? I use to say that the reason why I knew the Jewish people hadn’t “Taken over the world” because , if they had, it would be a much better world.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:46:15am

re: #291 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

But why? I use to say that the reason why I knew the Jewish people hadn’t “Taken over the world” because , if they had, it would be a much better world.

This long entry explains it pretty well: en.wikipedia.org

It’s multi-faceted; there is no one single reason as to why anti-Semitism exists, and it stretches back to Classical Antiquity.

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danarchy  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:47:33am

re: #277 Anymouse

I believe there was derpitude claiming she had Antonin Scalia dispatched.

Have you guys not seen the Clinton body count thing? She has apparently been super busy this year:

Image: clinton.bodycount.gif

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:49:25am

re: #293 danarchy

Have you guys not seen the Clinton body count thing? She has apparently been super busy this year:

Image: clinton.bodycount.gif

six degrees of …

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:49:39am
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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:51:35am

iIre: #292 Dr Lizardo

This long entry explains it pretty well: en.wikipedia.org

It’s multi-faceted; there is no one single reason as to why anti-Semitism exists, and it stretches back to Classical Antiquity.

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

This long entry explains it pretty well: en.wikipedia.org

It’s multi-faceted; there is no one single reason as to why anti-Semitism exists, and it stretches back to Classical Antiquity.

re: #292 Dr Lizardo

This long entry explains it pretty well: en.wikipedia.org

It’s multi-faceted; there is no one single reason as to why anti-Semitism exists, and it stretches back to Classical Antiquity.

m just confused.im still confused. but ai knowre: #292 Dr Lizardo

This long entry explains it pretty well: en.wikipedia.org

It’s multi-faceted; there is no one single reason as to why anti-Semitism exists, and it stretches back to Classical Antiquity.

I know. I have tried to explain how complex we are.in France, Japan, England,

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:52:58am

re: #122 Lupin

One shouldn’t diagnose from TV but I do think I saw signs of early dementia of some kind. I went through that with my mom. His Presidency will make Reagan-II look like Hari Seldon’s Foundation.

This would be the same Hari Seldon who noted that “violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

And as we’ve all noted, repeatedly, Trump is absolutely incompetent.

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Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:54:32am

re: #296 Edge of a dream AKA Cankles Mccellulite

iI

m just confused.im still confused. but ai know

I know. I have tried to explain how complex we are.in France, Japan, England,

I know sweety.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:57:57am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 9:58:22am

I still haven’t gotten up to get more coffee …

really, doing it now.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:03:05am

re: #295 gocart mozart

There’s an Op Ed in the LA Times today by a writer who has a book based on the theory that JFK wasn’t the actual target in Dallas. According to this theory, the really target was Texas Governor John Connally.

Basic story is that Oswald wanted to kill Connally because after his attempted defection to the USSR his honorable discharge was reduced to undesirable discharge. When Oswald returned to the States, that undesirable discharge likely cost him jobs, he wrote to Connally who was Navy Secretary at the time, and was ignored.

In the hours after the Kennedy assassination, after Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit and was identified as the president’s assassin, a Secret Service officer named Mike Howard was dispatched to Oswald’s apartment. Howard found a little green address book, and on its 17th page under the heading “I WILL KILL” Oswald listed four men: an FBI agent named James Hosty; a right-wing general, Edwin Walker; and Vice President Richard Nixon. At the top of the list was the governor of Texas, John Connally. Through Connally’s name, Oswald had drawn a dagger, with blood drops dripping downward.

How different would the world be, but for a letter reclassifying Oswald’s discharge.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:06:35am

re: #301 KGxvi

There’s an Op Ed in the LA Times today by a writer who has a book based on the theory that JFK wasn’t the actual target in Dallas. According to this theory, the really target was Texas Governor John Connally.

Basic story is that Oswald wanted to kill Connally because after his attempted defection to the USSR his honorable discharge was reduced to undesirable discharge. When Oswald returned to the States, that undesirable discharge likely cost him jobs, he wrote to Connally who was Navy Secretary at the time, and was ignored.

How different would the world be, but for a letter reclassifying Oswald’s discharge.

OMG, JFK is dead —can we let him rest.

John Connally is an interesting figure —but One only has to read the series on LBJ by Robert Caro to learn about him.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:08:30am

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:09:08am

re: #302 Birth Control Works

OMG, JFK is dead —can we let him rest.

John Connally is an interesting figure —but One only has to read the series on LBJ by Robert Caro to learn about him.

I just found it to be an interesting theory. It wasn’t something that I’d heard before. Without knowing more about it, I can’t say how valid the theory is.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:09:31am

re: #303 Birth Control Works

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:09:50am

I don’t know if this has ever been confirmed, but in The Fog of War Robert McNamara claims that JFK had pretty much decided to pull troops out of Vietnam in the weeks before he was killed. Not a conspiracy theory, but a “what if.”

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:10:29am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:13:49am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:13:56am

re: #301 KGxvi

There’s an Op Ed in the LA Times today by a writer who has a book based on the theory that JFK wasn’t the actual target in Dallas. According to this theory, the really target was Texas Governor John Connally.

Basic story is that Oswald wanted to kill Connally because after his attempted defection to the USSR his honorable discharge was reduced to undesirable discharge. When Oswald returned to the States, that undesirable discharge likely cost him jobs, he wrote to Connally who was Navy Secretary at the time, and was ignored.

How different would the world be, but for a letter reclassifying Oswald’s discharge.

That’s actually an interesting theory; JFK ends up being inadvertently assassinated by a man with what sounds like a pretty hardcore grudge against Governor Connally. Unfortunately, we’ll never know, as Oswald never got to testify in court - Jack Ruby saw to that.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:14:05am

re: #306 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know if this has ever been confirmed, but in The Fog of War Robert McNamara claims that JFK had pretty much decided to pull troops out of Vietnam in the weeks before he was killed. Not a conspiracy theory, but a “what if.”

He’s dead Jim.

So is Elvis, Mother Teresa and Amelia Earhart.

I’m so tired of it all.

oy!

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:14:34am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:15:18am

I’ve gotten up 3 times to get ibuprophen for day two of the headache.

got coffee, but no meds.

Is it Monday still?

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:16:23am

re: #301 KGxvi

How different would the world be, but for a letter reclassifying Oswald’s discharge.

If any of you have read 11.22.63 by Steven King, here is a synopsis of what happens if Kennedy is not assassinated (in spoilers):

JFK wins in 64 but not by much.
JFK gives up in Vietnam and basically fortifies Saigon and abandons the rest of Vietnam and gives financial aid while turning his attention to civil rights. He is defeated on civil rights and doesn’t push as hard and do the things LBJ did in our timeline.
MLK is killed by the FBI this is found out and Chicago is burned to the ground and cities across the country are destroyed by blacks enraged by the murder.
JFK is caught up in the race riots and Saigon falls and he leaves office disgraces, broken, beaten, and maligned.
George Amberson becomes a focal point for the conspiracy folks, who have conventions about Amberson and his disappearance and who he actually was and why he saved JFK. He becomes a folk hero and legend.
The Tet offensive happens in 67 instead of 68.
George Wallace becomes president in 68.
Nasty earthquakes begin in huge force in 68 (the book had one the day of the assassination attempt in LA, Jake knows this was caused by his actions).
69 the US Nukes Vietnam and between 69 and 2012 (current in the book) nearly 30 nukes had been used around the globe.
Also in 69 Wallace declares all out war on Chicago that is controlled by the blacks who destroyed it after MLK.
69 Wallace tells Ho Chi Minh he either makes Saigon a free city like Berlin or see Hanoi become a dead on like Hiroshima. Minh doesn’t believe him and on August 9th (anniversary of Nagasaki) Wallace nukes Minh and has a huge approval ratings bump for doing it.
72 Wallace is assassinated.
Curtis LeMay was the VP and becomes President (WWII buffs will know he is the guy who perfected the firebombings of Japan that in a lot of cases made Hiroshima and Nagasaki merciful, seriously look him up).
Hubert Humphrey (VP for LBJ in our timeline) wins the Presidency in 72.
72 Earthquakes get worse, religious zealots go crazy and India and Pakistan go to war, Bombay and Karachi are nuked.
From 72 to 76 US, China and Russia join together and force India and Pakistan to end their war or the 3 will annihilate both countries.
Ronald Reagan becomes POTUS in 76.
2000 people kill themselves in Jonestown (in reality only 900 did so it is far worse).
79 Iranian students take 200 American prisoners (60 in real history) in the Embassy and begin executing them live on TV. Reagan does not nuke them but sends in soldiers. Muslims create Al Queda to fight the Americans in a Guerrilla war in Iran.
1980 The Beatles reunite for a peace concert. A Muslim blows a suicide vest killing 300 and blinding Paul McCartney.
The entire middle east goes into utter chaos as extremists take advantage of the chaos to bring the end times.
81 the Soviet Union falls, Russia begins selling nukes to Al Queda.
83 JFK dies.
by 1994 the oil fields of the middle east are glassed by Nukes.
1999 a nuclear plant in Vermont melts down irradiating New England and Quebec. The Radiation is basically turned the entire area into a post-apocalyptic type thing.
2004 Bill Clinton dies at the DNC convention and Hillary becomes the nominee in his stead, she wins.
2005 Maine secede from the US and becomes Canadian.
Earthquakes continue world-wide in 2005
4 Japanese Islands fall into the ocean, due to the seismic activity.
2008 Hillary is re-elected as most of the bad is natural disasters and they cannot be blamed on her.
2010 Miami is nuked (suitcase nuke) by Al Queda, the city will be uninhabitable for 80 years at least.
2011 Gulf of Mexico is contaminated by Islamic Nuke.
They say by 2080 the earth will become a second asteroid field in the solar system as the earth tears itself apart.

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Timothy Watson  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:16:32am

re: #311 jaunte

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He wants to understand neo-Nazi’s plight.

But God forbid if someone suggests we might consider why portions of the Islamic world don’t trust us.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:17:05am

re: #312 Birth Control Works

I’ve gotten up 3 times to get ibuprophen for day two of the headache.

got coffee, but no meds.

Is it Monday still?

The ibuprofen, I remembered. (Day 3 of the sore toe.)

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:17:21am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:17:27am

re: #315 wrenchwench

The ibuprofen, I remembered. (Day 3 of the sore toe.)

Congrats!!!

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:17:46am
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:18:00am

re: #290 Birth Control Works

Author compares Fox News to a cult

They definitely do exhibit cultish behavior. Hard to argue with that assessment.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:19:33am

re: #310 Birth Control Works

He’s dead Jim.

So is Elvis, Mother Teresa and Amelia Earhart.

I’m so tired of it all.

oy!

Franco is still dead…but he’s feeling better each day….

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:21:46am

I’ve been reading more and more international authors. I like to learn the perspective they have on the world. Most of all the US.

Since HateFateful Tuesday I’ve read two by China Mieville and two by Aravind Adiga. The last is quite revealing.

The best so far is a Great Courses on Science Fiction.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:24:07am

The standard comment, reply or opinion on the Mortgage debacle of 2008 from Fox News Cult Drones is:

It’s Because of Fannie and Freddie, the government mandated that they banks HAD to give the loans.

Which drives me to despair.

Magic Bullet answer: It’s the goverment’s fault.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:24:44am

re: #313 Franklin

So, basically, nothing really different?

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Kragar  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:25:16am

So finally settled up with the insurance company about the policy my grandparents got for me as a kid.

Got a nice lump of change coming to me in the next 2 weeks.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:26:10am

re: #324 Kragar

So finally settled up with the insurance company about the policy my grandparents got for me as a kid.

Got a nice lump of change coming to me in the next 2 weeks.

Drinks on Kragar, you guys!

Congrats.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:26:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:27:07am

re: #324 Kragar

So finally settled up with the insurance company about the policy my grandparents got for me as a kid.

Got a nice lump of change coming to me in the next 2 weeks.

Party at Kragar’s!

Congratulations.

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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:27:50am

re: #322 Birth Control Works

The standard comment, reply or opinion on the Mortgage debacle of 2008 from Fox News Cult Drones is:

It’s Because of Fannie and Freddie, the government mandated that they banks HAD to give the loans.

Which drives me to despair.

Magic Bullet answer: It’s the goverment’s fault.

According to my wingnut brother, it’s not even the government in general—it’s 100% the fault of Barney Frank.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:27:57am
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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:28:12am

re: #322 Birth Control Works

The standard comment, reply or opinion on the Mortgage debacle of 2008 from Fox News Cult Drones is:

It’s Because of Fannie and Freddie, the government mandated that they banks HAD to give the loans.

Which drives me to despair.

Magic Bullet answer: It’s the goverment’s fault.

Nice counterpoint to that: there are some states (among them, Virginia, I believe) that require an attorney to be present at the close of escrow to go over loan documents with the buyer. These attorney’s explain what’s in the loan documents and what the terms will be - they are fiduciaries of the buyer. In those attorney closing states, the number of defaults were significantly less than other states.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:28:16am

So fucked

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:29:02am

re: #331 Stanley Sea

So fucked

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This is fine, but let’s talk more about The Clinton Foundation.

///

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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:29:55am

re: #326 gocart mozart

Although he was president for a mere 1,000 days, JFK’s memory lives vividly in many of our minds 53 years later: nationalreview.com pic.twitter.com
— Ted Cruz

FO, Cruz.

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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:30:02am

re: #329 jaunte

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Maggie is quite the stenographer—and I don’t believe she even uses shorthand.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:30:18am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:31:11am

re: #331 Stanley Sea

So fucked

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LOL I don’t think Trump understands what that actually means.

We have an imbecile as our next POTUS.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:31:48am
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:32:50am

Already raised over $180K in less than 18 hours.
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Stanley Sea  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:32:51am
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:33:17am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:33:46am

re: #340 Stanley Sea

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But the “problem” with Hillary was “corruption”.

/

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:34:10am

re: #337 Dr Lizardo

LOL I don’t think Trump understands what that actually means.

We have an imbecile as our next POTUS.

That’s almost an insult to actual imbeciles.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:34:11am

re: #337 Dr Lizardo

LOL I don’t think Trump understands what that actually means.

We have an imbecile as our next POTUS.

I have to imagine that there are Republicans in Congress who recognize that Trump will be a liability much sooner than later. They’re going to turn on him by the mid-terms, especially if it looks like he could cost them the Senate and/or the House.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:34:30am

re: #329 jaunte

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I’m not familiar with this Lusztig guy, but I like him. Who is he?

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:35:05am

re: #311 jaunte

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Is that supposed to be a condemnation by Trump of the alt-right? Is that the best he can do when speaking about a hate group?

I guess he knows better than to condemn his most avid supporters.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:35:09am

re: #328 BeachDem

According to my wingnut brother, it’s not even the government in general—it’s 100% the fault of Barney Frank.

It’s impossible to have an intelligent exchange with this mindset.

Bring-up any aspect of this financial breakdown and they just repeat what they said before —I guess it’s easier than actually admitting they haven’t done any research of their own.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:35:37am

re: #331 Stanley Sea

So fucked

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TRUMP’S “Thought” process:

I have an interest in my businesses
I have an interest in being POTUS
I have no conflicts.

PROFIT!!

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:36:03am

re: #345 makeitstop

I know nothing about him other than what I read on his twitter timeline.

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Kragar  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:36:06am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:36:14am

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

TRUMP’S “Thought” process:

I have an interest in my businesses
I have an interest in being POTUS
I have no conflicts.

PROFIT!!

so tweetable!

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:37:27am

re: #329 jaunte

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Or, “I am the law, therefore it’s on my side”.

Logic is valid, but no where near sound.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:37:37am

re: #344 KGxvi

I have to imagine that there are Republicans in Congress who recognize that Trump will be a liability much sooner than later. They’re going to turn on him by the mid-terms, especially if it looks like he could cost them the Senate and/or the House.

Yeah, if that happens, it’d go down around Spring 2018.

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:39:25am

re: #341 jaunte

Looking at those NYT tweets, and recalling our discussion from last night, it appears as if the editors/journalists are still asking questions about beliefs, not facts.

For example, the question for Trump ought not be whether he “believes” that man has something to do with climate change. Rather, ask him if he is aware of the research and statements by the professional bodies of physical scientists. And if he is aware of them, why does he choose to not accept them and rather select someone like Myron Ebell.

Again, journalists should be asking questions about facts, not feelings.

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:40:41am

re: #328 BeachDem

According to my wingnut brother, it’s not even the government in general—it’s 100% the fault of Barney Frank.

I have a few that think that as well. It’s a 2fer, get to blame the crisis on Democrats and Big Gay™.

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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:40:44am
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:41:30am

re: #339 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Horrific. I can’t believe what is going on at Standing Rock. It’s an embarrassment to this country. How many protesters have to be disabled to protect a water supply? Donated.

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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:42:10am

So, since this presidency will now be “live-tweeted” (I’ll make a prediction that Trump will soon announce this is an acceptable replacement for press conferences), I guess we can assume from this lame NYT twitter frenzy that there will never be a follow-up question asked of Trump.

(and glad they told us what was being served for lunch and that nobody was eating—important information to know.)

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:42:43am

re: #357 Patricia Kayden

Horrific. I can’t believe what is going on at Standing Rock. It’s an embarrassment to this country. How many protesters have to be disabled to protect a water supply? Donated.

In addition to the Go Fund Me, here is an Amazon wishlist setup by the Sacred Stone Camp:

sacredstonecamp.org

links to the Amazon wish list here:

amazon.com

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:42:54am
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:43:18am
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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:43:25am

re: #355 Franklin

I have a few that think that as well. It’s a 2fer, get to blame the crisis on Democrats and Big Gay™.

fXBjpVnJyQrgeV2UGQkECH8g5oJq3uddmqE1JVgpU2MUQG50Pn3xJ3+vJiUj+a+B5eFWewyG7RPKHCsj4pUpcPmLHK06D2ZdxKMb+AluApRuPeZf5MGFWxWxG1Hw5BYvrg3JKFDYYSP8iGsWiyMW4hCFndPqclik

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:44:40am

re: #347 Birth Control Works

It’s impossible to have an intelligent exchange with this mindset.

Bring-up any aspect of this financial breakdown and they just repeat what they said before —I guess it’s easier than actually admitting they haven’t done any research of their own.

“Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it.” (Barney Frank, 2009)

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:44:44am

re: #359 Franklin

In addition to the Go Fund Me, here is an Amazon wishlist setup by the Sacred Stone Camp:

sacredstonecamp.org

links to the Amazon wish list here:

amazon.com

Looks like the amazon wishlist is basically empty. Which means a lot of people have hit it up. But there is a Supply List here.

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KGxvi  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:44:59am

re: #353 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, if that happens, it’d go down around Spring 2018.

I’d guess sooner, Spring 2018 is in the middle of the primary season, the revolt from the Trump base could cost a lot of them in the primaries (or the general). Depending on how crazy things go (and let’s be honest, at this point we should just plan for it going to 11), Trump could be facing impeachment, stumping for primary challengers to members of his own party, and the Old Gods know what else.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:47:48am
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:48:10am

GEE YA THINK?

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:48:52am

re: #361 jaunte

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Oh, they are quite successful, so they must be right.

oy

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Stanley Sea  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:49:08am

Fucking insane

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:49:40am

re: #361 jaunte

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Anyone who thinks that Breitbart is a just a publication that covers stories like the rest of the media covers stories should not be allowed to interact with society, let alone become the leader of the free world.

JFC.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:50:54am
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Kragar  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:51:26am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:52:26am
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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:53:18am

Yesterday’s meeting with those 5 broadcasting companies “news” heads, as I noted, was a message to each one of them, that this is how Trump will do press, and if anyone of them falls out of line then they won’t be included in the next round.

This meeting with the NYT is in the same vein. The NYT is a company that needs a competitive advantage and by having access today then, for today anyway, they have the advantage over other news outlets.

Contrast this with an open news conference, where any legitimate reporting organization can send a rep to ask questions.

The not-need-to-spoken deal that Trump is trying to make with the NYT is this: unlike other news companies which for now are shut out, I will give you exclusive access, if

As I noted yesterday, the halls of power in DC are in bed (literally in some cases) with the media. There are plenty of quid pro quo going on, every day.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:53:39am
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Stanley Sea  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:53:47am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:54:22am
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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:55:02am

Of course Rush is batcrap crazy and upset Trump’s not going after Clinton. It’s also not surprising that Trump’s breaking his campaign promises. First of many to come in just the next few weeks.

Trump identified his marks well. They bought his con.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:56:35am

re: #377 gocart mozart

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When George W. Bush’s ethics lawyer disses you…

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sagehen  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:57:09am

re: #313 Franklin

If any of you have read 11.22.63 by Steven King, here is a synopsis of what happens if Kennedy is not assassinated (in spoilers):

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Thank you for this; I haven’t read the book, but I watched the Hulu series and was wondering why the present world George came back to was such a hellscape.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:57:41am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:57:48am

re: #377 gocart mozart

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Maybe…..just maybe, the marks are starting to realize they’ve been hustled by a con-man extraordinaire.

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:58:07am
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wrenchwench  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:58:48am

re: #380 sagehen

Thank you for this; I haven’t read the book, but I watched the Hulu series and was wondering why the present world George came back to was such a hellscape.

I haven’t done either, and now I don’t have to.

/should, though?

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 10:59:02am

This goddamn chucklehead.

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:00:59am

re: #385 jaunte

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This goddamn chucklehead.

Friedman, or Trump, or both?

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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:01:34am

re: #386 freetoken

Trump. He’s completely out of his depth.

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Stanley Sea  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:02:44am

re: #387 jaunte

Trump. He’s completely out of his depth.

Word is that’s why Reince tried to cancel the meeting.

They are going to hide his incompetence.

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freetoken  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:03:13am

re: #387 jaunte

Trump. He’s completely out of his depth.

Well, Friedman is tossing Trump rather fluffy question.

Friedman loves to pontificate but its about him writing words, not getting answers.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:03:15am

re: #369 Stanley Sea

Fucking insane

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Trump is going to have his companies hired for all these jobs.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:03:46am
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jaunte  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:04:34am

“America’s role in the world is to sit back and watch me, my family and my friends get much richer.”

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:05:08am

It’s the little things that are wearing on me now.

I ordered boots thru Amazon, they never came, they never came —showed as delivered on the website.

I went thru the motions and got a refund and an apology.

Yesterday, they arrived… .

1st world problems… .

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:05:27am

re: #392 jaunte

“America’s role in the world is to sit back and watch me, my family and my friends get much richer.”

“and tell me how great I am… .”

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BeachDem  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:05:35am

For anyone who needs a cheerful distraction, Lin-Manuel Miranda is celebrating reaching a million twitter followers by having a Million Gifs twitter campaign. Some are lame, but most are hysterical—and Lin-Manuel is, as always, a sweetheart.

twitter.com

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lawhawk  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:06:04am

re: #387 jaunte

Trump. He’s completely out of his depth.

That’s the point. He was elected to blow up the system (which everyone relies upon).

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:06:42am

re: #390 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump is going to have his companies hired for all these jobs.

He’ll set up the Trump Employment agency to fill government jobs and get a commission on each appointment and hire.

/

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:07:00am

re: #378 lawhawk

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Of course Rush is batcrap crazy and upset Trump’s not going after Clinton. It’s also not surprising that Trump’s breaking his campaign promises. First of many to come in just the next few weeks.

Trump identified his marks well. They bought his con.

Call me cynical, but someone like Rush easily would have been part of the con instead of a victim of it.

His listeners (and those of the conservative talk radio cabal) undoubtedly bought that con job hook, line and sinker.

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:09:22am
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Jenner7  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:09:56am

Reading these tweets about Trump’s meeting with NYT’s is fucking infuriating….

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Franklin  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:10:06am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:11:16am
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ericblair  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:13:20am

re: #365 KGxvi

The whole situation is unpredictably nuts. The evangelical faction of the Republican party seems to believe that the plan all along was to impeach and convict the shitgibbon, who by any sane standard looks a lot more like the Antichrist than the anointed servant of God, to install Pence. I doubt this was the plan for real, since a Republican Congress impeaching a Republican President has got to be such an obvious electoral disaster they can’t possibly want to do that.

But, I’m guessing they’ll be forced into it from the staggering incompetence and graft we’ve already seen two weeks into the transition. Lindsey Graham is already investigating the turnip’s ties to the Russian government. Bannon is plotting out a sort of Herrenvolk socialist paradise in direct opposition to Ryan’s colorblind plutocrat dystopia.

This would be a topic of concern if it were in, say, Belize, but we are talking about the most powerful country in history. This is insanity.

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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:14:00am
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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:15:02am
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Birth Control Works  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:15:13am
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:20:35am

re: #398 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Call me cynical, but someone like Rush easily would have been part of the con instead of a victim of it.

His listeners (and those of the conservative talk radio cabal) undoubtedly bought that con job hook, line and sinker.

Rush MADE UP the whole bullshit “Arkancide” conspiracy FFS

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Joe Bacon  Nov 22, 2016 • 11:38:37am

re: #273 The Vicious Babushka

You mean like Baby Whiplash?

They want to be the last ones loaded into the cattle cars.

They’re probably just as stupid as Tila Tequila is—believing they are “honorary aryans”..,

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:27:39pm

re: #239 Anymouse

Maybe I should found a religion.

Trilbology?

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Dom  Nov 22, 2016 • 12:29:23pm

Please always report accounts like that. I (ahem) was among those who had reported Tila Tequila and Richard Spencer and it is gratifying and makes a refreshing change, having sometimes reported dangerous and offensive material that was on Twitter and fb only to get a response suggesting I’m just a crank. fb afaik is still a hate factory and a haven for expressing hatred and inflicting hurt. Good on Twitter for finally taking the issue more seriously. Good on Charles for pointing it out.


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