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Belafon  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:34:04pm

Please call your reps and tell them to force Trump to sell everything and give up his roles otherwise. And then tell those you can about his connections. For those of you lucky enough to be represented by Democrats, encourage them to speak up about them.

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Skip Intro  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:34:33pm

CNN hires Trump fluffer as newest analyst.

CNN host Anderson Cooper introduced Langley on Monday night as the network’s newest political analyst and someone who has spent “a lot of time at Trump Tower.” She then proceeded to run through some likely scenarios for Trump’s family in the coming months. An internal CNN announcement sent two days later noted Langley “will continue to cover Trump as he moves into the White House.”

Langley is not in the same mold of past CNN contributors, who worked directly for Trump (Corey Lewandowski) or were brought on board because they were boosters for his campaign (Jeffrey Lord). But the access she has to the president-elect may be just as deep. Some of her peers seem jealous of her relationship with Trump, but more show derision for the light touch they claim she gives him.

huffingtonpost.com

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:36:28pm

re: #1 Belafon

Please call your reps and tell them to force Trump to sell everything and give up his roles otherwise. And then tell those you can about his connections. For those of you lucky enough to be represented by Democrats, encourage them to speak up about them.

As Josh posits, he probably can’t because he’s that broke & owes too much money to (my input) probably scary people.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:37:57pm

Because everyone move to a new thread:

re: #63 darthstar

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:38:06pm

As I said earlier regarding Donald Trump’s cabinet and other administrator hires:

He may be draining the swamp, but is replacing the contents with raw sewage.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:38:25pm

Fucking A

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:39:58pm
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Skip Intro  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:40:41pm

re: #6 Stanley Sea

But it’s not a bribe unless you can find a picture of the president of Boeing handing Trump a bag of money labeled BRIBE on it.

So says the Supreme Court.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:45:54pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

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The B787 is mostly made in China now (I interviewed to go over there as part of that deal, but I didn’t have quite enough time in fabrication/production). Can you imagine the shit show that can turn into?

Also, Boeing is always in the top 2 defense contractors in the US…and Trump holds grudges. Funny how all those contracts get dissolved and the POTUS is appointing the judges who will oversee the lawsuits….

Yeah, Boeing is going to try to keep him from fucking them over.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:55:03pm

re: #9 Scottishdragon

The B787 is mostly made in China now (I interviewed to go over there as part of that deal, but I didn’t have quite enough time in fabrication/production). Can you imagine the shit show that can turn into?

Also, Boeing is always in the top 2 defense contractors in the US…and Trump holds grudges. Funny how all those contracts get dissolved and the POTUS is appointing the judges who will oversee the lawsuits….

Yeah, Boeing is going to try to keep him from fucking them over.

Seriously? A down-ding because I explain why a company that depends on military contracts is frightened of a fucking nut in the White House?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 8, 2016 • 4:58:52pm

re: #10 Scottishdragon

Heh. But look who it was from.

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compound_Idaho  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:00:40pm

re: #10 Scottishdragon

No, because the 787 is built in Everett, WA and Charleston, SC. No doubt many parts come from China. It is not mostly made in China.

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Belafon  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:00:54pm

re: #3 Stanley Sea

As Josh posits, he probably can’t because he’s that broke & owes too much money to (my input) probably scary people.

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All the more reason to push it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:01:39pm

re: #10 Scottishdragon

Seriously? A down-ding because I explain why a company that depends on military contracts is frightened of a fucking nut in the White House?

consider the source.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:02:18pm

Shannon apparently doesn’t understand the definition of “context”.

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stpaulbear  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:03:04pm

I found a YouTube of John Glenn’s flight that was produced in 1962. It’s amazing for how crude the technology looked back then. When the editors are trying to convey a sense of urgency, they show someone rushing to deliver a paper memo to someone’s desk (they even made a point of editing in a shot of an electric stapler, which was probably an exotic high-tech accessory back then). At times, it seems like it’s about to turn into an Ed Wood movie, and an early depiction of Mexicans is definitely at Wood’s level. Definitely of it’s time.

First American in Orbit: John Glenn “Friendship 7” Project Mercury 1962 NASA

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Dave In Austin  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:08:58pm
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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:10:07pm

re: #12 compound_Idaho

The sourcing may well have changed since I was being considered for the work in China. The manufacturing model was deliberately set upon the Airbus paradigm where parts sourcing is diffuse and everything comes together only at the last minute. I also recall that Boeing had serious teething issues trying to implement it.

Anyways: Business Insider indicates much or even most of the actual structure (Wings, body) seems to be coming from Japan now, possibly as a result with the problems Boeing initially had in China. My information does seem to be out of date on that front. The vast majority of components do not come from US suppliers.

businessinsider.com

Boeing is one of the last great American manufacturing companies.

And while the planes are assembled in the U.S., most of their parts come from overseas

.

If you have a better source of info…tell me and link. I actually admit when I am wrong. Chickenshit downdings do not impress me.

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:12:47pm

So just checking. Are the BernieBros still saying that Trump is to the left of Hillary on some issues?

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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:13:29pm

re: #19 Unabogie

So just checking. Are the BernieBros still saying that Trump is to the left of Hillary on some issues?

I think a shocked and sullen silence has beset them.

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:13:49pm

re: #9 Scottishdragon

The B787 is mostly made in China now (I interviewed to go over there as part of that deal, but I didn’t have quite enough time in fabrication/production). Can you imagine the shit show that can turn into?

Also, Boeing is always in the top 2 defense contractors in the US…and Trump holds grudges. Funny how all those contracts get dissolved and the POTUS is appointing the judges who will oversee the lawsuits….

Yeah, Boeing is going to try to keep him from fucking them over.

Speaking of Boeing, consider:

Boeing employees in the company’s South Carolina facility make an average of $10 less per hour than similar employees in the company’s Everett plant.
bizjournals.com
Boeing and South Carolina politicians are determined to keep out the union
seattletimes.com

South Carolina is bound and determined to remain a right to work (for lower wages) state.

Nikki Haley, who said terrible things about Trump (and he of her) is now his UN Ambassador (with no foreign policy experience whatsoever)

Correlation? Causation? Coincidence? (Conspiracy!!!??)

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Dave In Austin  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:14:02pm
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Skip Intro  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:15:13pm

re: #19 Unabogie

So just checking. Are the BernieBros still saying that Trump is to the left of Hillary on some issues?

I can’t find anything on them anymore, but I did come across this.

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John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:16:06pm

I’m at the Electric Maid in DC running sound for these guys right now.
Arthur Moon
Here’s a Youtube link. Link

They are amazing, and there is no audience tonight. Just me and the other volunteers and another band. Support live music, people.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:19:56pm

re: #21 BeachDem

Speaking of Boeing, consider:

Boeing employees in the company’s South Carolina facility make an average of $10 less per hour than similar employees in the company’s Everett plant.
bizjournals.com
Boeing and South Carolina politicians are determined to keep out the union
seattletimes.com

South Carolina is bound and determined to remain a right to work (for lower wages) state.

Nikki Haley, who said terrible things about Trump (and he of her) is now his UN Ambassador (with no foreign policy experience whatsoever)

Correlation? Causation? Coincidence? (Conspiracy!!!??)

I remember when that non union plant in SC opened up. The union shop in Washington State went fucking ballistic. I didn’t blame them.

I have worked in both union and non union shops. Work rules in a union shop can be annoying and may seem arbitrary (I need to undo one screw on that bonding strap to remove the panel…but I have to send a work order over to the electrician shop to get a guy here to do that even though I have a screwdriver right here in my hand and my time is running on this job card)

But…

When somebody in management fucks up and all of a sudden you get the blame for some bullshit that was not your fault…you are real damn glad to have that union shop standing up for you.

That happened to me and I will never forget it. When I needed somebody to have my back…the union at the PEMCO aviation plant in Dothan, Alabama had my back.

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:22:37pm

re: #20 Scottishdragon

I think a shocked and sullen silence has beset them.

I’m still angry as fuck that allegedly smart people bought into the idea that Trump is some kind of non-interventionist and perhaps even “pro-choice”. He’s going to proving a lot of people were absolutely delusional. How will they respond? Will they gain some wisdom about how protest votes are self destructive?

(Assumes we have another election)

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:24:31pm

re: #25 Scottishdragon

I remember when that non union plant in SC opened up. The union shot in Washington State went fucking ballistic. I didn’t blame them.

I have worked in both union and non union shops. Work rules in a union shop can be annoying and may seem arbitrary (I need to undo one screw on that bonding strap to remove the panel…but I have to send a work order over to the electrician shop to get a guy here to do that even though I have a screwdriver right here in my hand and my time is running on this job card)

But…

When somebody in management fucks up and all of a sudden you get the blame for some bullshit that was not your fault…you are real damn glad to have that union shop standing up for you.

That happened to me and I will never forget it. When I needed somebody to have my back…the union at the PEMCO aviation plant in Dothan, Alabama had my back.

I have a school-teacher niece who was quite down on the teacher’s union until someone wrongfully accused her of something and the union stood behind her 100%. She feels quite differently now.

South by dog carolina is so damned proud of being anti-union, but the idiots who rant about it the most are the ones who would be helped most by unions. Gah.

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:28:12pm

re: #27 BeachDem

I have a school-teacher niece who was quite down on the teacher’s union until someone wrongfully accused her of something and the union stood behind her 100%. She feels quite differently now.

South by dog carolina is so damned proud of being anti-union, but the idiots who rant about it the most are the ones who would be helped most by unions. Gah.

This is an extremely common and frustrating phenomenon. People who are barely making minimum wage are voting for people who don’t want them to make more, don’t want to offer help for them or their families or their neighborhoods, and give all the money to people who already have it.

And these people hate unions, when unions are working to get them better work and better pay.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:30:19pm

re: #25 Scottishdragon

re: #27 BeachDem

All this crap about workers who complain that they have to pay union dues if they work in a union shop drives me up a wall.
If you don’t want to pay union dues, then don’t work in a union shop. Otherwise, you’re just a freeloader wanting the union benefits for free that others are paying for.
One of my sisters is a nurse who absolutely HATES the unions because she didn’t want to pay dues and it limited her opportunities for employment. Guess who came to her assistance when she had a massive heart attack? (Hint: it wasn’t the agency she worked for)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:31:11pm
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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:32:34pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

All this crap about workers who complain that they have to pay union dues if they work in a union shop drives me up a wall.
If you don’t want to pay union dues, then don’t work in a union shop. Otherwise, you’re just a freeloader wanting the union benefits for free that others are paying for.
One of my sisters is a nurse who absolutely HATES the unions because she didn’t want to pay dues and it limited her opportunities for employment. Guess who came to her assistance when she had a massive heart attack? (Hint: it wasn’t the agency she worked for)

Yep, it’s insane. A little bit like “independents” wanting to vote in party primaries…

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bratwurst  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:34:05pm

re: #20 Scottishdragon

I think a shocked and sullen silence has beset them.

If only it were so. Every Bernie fan I run across online or in real life is still full of self-congratulatory blather.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:34:49pm

Are they still sending reporters to be part of Two Minutes Hate?

“Hey, cub reporter. Wanna go cover a Trump rally?”
“Uhm… No?”

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Scottishdragon  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:35:07pm

Going to have dinner and work on some warhammer stuff.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:37:16pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Network is definitely a how-to guide here. Who cares if fermenting anger towards Trump results in a widespread violent reaction nationwide? It only means more viewers and more $$$ for the parent companies.

Les Moonves was proven right. A Trump campaign wasn’t good for the country, but “damn good” for his precious CBS Corporation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:37:59pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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I don’t have the TV turned on and I’m not even watching it on twitter. Too much bother.

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:38:34pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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I distinctly recall them refusing to cover Obama addresses they deemed “campaign speeches”.

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:38:58pm

Have to say, I am amused that Trump can’t find any worthwhile celebrities (I don’t consider Ted Nugent and Chachi worth, well anything) for his inaugural.

It would be great if the Dem celebrities (which would be pretty much all of those with talent) staged a competing event the same day—for some big charity.

What would the money/ratings-hungry networks do?

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Skip Intro  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:39:38pm

re: #37 Unabogie

I distinctly recall them refusing to cover Obama addresses they deemed “campaign speeches”.

Hell, I didn’t even know the name of Hillary’s campaign manager until last week. That’s how much she was covered.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:41:03pm

re: #37 Unabogie

I distinctly recall them refusing to cover Obama addresses they deemed “campaign speeches”.

All I want to know is how many empty seats are in that arena.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:42:41pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:43:33pm

re: #37 Unabogie

I distinctly recall them refusing to cover Obama addresses they deemed “campaign speeches”.

Wingnuts
1. Called Obama a “narcissist”
2. Claimed Obama “wants to be King”
3. Complained about Michelle Obama’s “lavish lifestyle”
4. Complained Obama “played too much golf”
5. Claimed Obama had no experience, he was just a “community organizer”
6. Counted the number of times Obama said “me” and “I”

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:43:47pm

re: #26 Unabogie

I’m still angry as fuck that allegedly smart people bought into the idea that Trump is some kind of non-interventionist and perhaps even “pro-choice”. He’s going to proving a lot of people were absolutely delusional. How will they respond? Will they gain some wisdom about how protest votes are self destructive?

(Assumes we have another election)

I just looked up the account of Cassandra Fairbanks. Bernie Bro who went so darkside hating Hillary.

Her latest re-tweet. These people are unredeemable & are garbage.

I’m an ass to even look

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John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:43:56pm

re: #37 Unabogie

I distinctly recall them refusing to cover Obama addresses they deemed “campaign speeches”.

Obama was never “entertaining”

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:45:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:46:01pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

Pretty sure Malik Obama’s Twitter account is actually Chuck C. Johnson.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:47:43pm

In future history books, 2016 will be referred to as “The Year of the Endumbening.”

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:48:23pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Pretty sure Malik Obama’s Twitter account is actually Chuck C. Johnson.

well then

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:49:57pm

This is a Thing

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:50:22pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

In future history books, 2016 will be referred to as “The Year of the Endumbening.”

Leading to the Age of Willful Ignorance.

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scottslemmons  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:52:39pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

I just looked up the account of Cassandra Fairbanks. Bernie Bro who went so darkside hating Hillary.

Her latest re-tweet. These people are unredeemable & are garbage.

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I’m an ass to even look

What’ve they got against Star Wars? I’m assuming they’re still mad that it isn’t all honkey dudes?

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:52:55pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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Just a reminder of who performed at the We Are One concert for Obama’s first inaugural:

Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renée Fleming, Caleb Green, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Beyoncé, Bettye Lavette, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Nettles, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, Usher, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder.

Plus readings by: Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, George Lopez, Kal Penn, Marisa Tomei, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Tiger Woods.

I truly would love them all to get together for a “reunion” concert on inauguration day 2017—give us sane people something to watch instead of…

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:53:14pm

re: #43 Stanley Sea

See, this is what makes me think most of the BernieBros were Trumpanzee ratfvckers. Or Russians. Or both.

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John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:53:23pm

re: #42 The Vicious Babushka

6. Counted the number of times Obama said “me” and “I”

That was “Doctor” Krauthammer, who said “I am not supposed to be channeling bad fake psychiatry that I pulled out of my ass (any more?) but Obama used the word ‘I’ in his last speech at a rate almost as high as I am in this straight news report, and therefor he is a malignant narcissist. Case closed..”

Those scare quotes around “Doctor” are a side effect of extreme hubris. Botox sometimes help in high doses.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:55:10pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:55:52pm

re: #51 scottslemmons

The main characters are a woman and some black and asian dudes. WHITE GENOCIDE!!!!11

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Unabogie  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:58:08pm

re: #56 Pawn of the Oppressor

The main characters are a woman and some black and asian dudes. WHITE GENOCIDE!!!!11

Of course. Everyone knows that in a fictional future, if we’re still not segregated by superficial physical features we’ve lost everything.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:59:05pm

re: #52 BeachDem

Just a reminder of who performed at the We Are One concert for Obama’s first inaugural:

Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renée Fleming, Caleb Green, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Beyoncé, Bettye Lavette, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Nettles, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, Usher, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder.

Plus readings by: Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Laura Linney, George Lopez, Kal Penn, Marisa Tomei, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and Tiger Woods.

I truly would love them all to get together for a “reunion” concert on inauguration day 2017—give us sane people something to watch instead of…

Trump’s would be “I Am The One”

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:59:26pm

re: #50 ObserverArt

Leading to the Age of Willful Ignorance.

The collapse of the American experiment is nigh.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 5:59:27pm
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TedStriker  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:02:30pm

re: #32 bratwurst

If only it were so. Every Bernie fan I run across online or in real life is still full of self-congratulatory blather.

On an Ars Technica story last night about Trump’s EPA pick, when someone commented:

So are the “they’re both essentially the same, so I’m not voting/voting 3rd party” people hitting themselves with a clue-by-4 now? I’m available to take a few swings at them, if not.

My reply was this:

Nah, because they’re too full of the smug superiority they’re feeling for not “being part of the system”, everyone else (not just us here in the US, but everyone worldwide, since our actions [and inactions] have a global reach) be damned. And, since many Bernie-or-Busters and Steinites tend to be well-off (or, at least, what still passes for middle-class) white folks, they seem to think that Trump’s batshit-crazy agenda and position picks (along with a GOP-controlled Congress that’s really gonna be driving the bus) either won’t affect them directly or that Trump will tank the country so bad, it will usher in the Glorious Socialist Revolution in 2020 (seriously!!!).

Fuck all of them with a rusty chainsaw.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:02:46pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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Whoa, that Grenell dude is a real shit weasel.

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:03:05pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White

Trump’s would be “I Am The One”

And he’d be the “one and only” as nobody wants to appear with him. One article said he’s talking to ItGarth Brooks, but I doubt Garth would give him the time of day. Then, there’s a rumor that they want to get Justin Timberlake (who did a fundraiser for Hillary, so doubtful) and Bruno Mars (not sure what his politics are). He probably only heard of him because Superbowl.

It’s gotta really be frying his bananas that no celebrity of any stature will have anything to do with him.

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scottslemmons  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:04:17pm

re: #62 Barefoot Grin

Whoa, that Grenell dude is a real shit weasel.

Who is he? I’ve got no memory of him whatsoever.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:06:01pm

re: #64 scottslemmons

Who is he? I’ve got no memory of him whatsoever.

I don’t know. I just read a little too deep into his twitter feed.

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meteor  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:06:53pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Amen.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:07:36pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Pretty sure Malik Obama’s Twitter account is actually Chuck C. Johnson.

That would make two certified Twitter accounts under Rage Furby’s control (the other being WeSearchR).

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bratwurst  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:07:56pm

re: #49 The Vicious Babushka

This is a Thing

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As a former longtime expat, let me clear this up:

Supermarkets in Europe (and presumably other areas) will stock unusual items their expat customers request as a gesture of kindness. Nothing more, nothing less. The shelf you see there is full of garbage because their customers have requested that garbage.

I was in Sevilla, Spain 2 months ago. I ran across a shop called “Taste of America”. Here is what they sell:

- many breakfast cereals and pop-tarts (as you see in that tweet)

- peanut butter

- Dr. Pepper

- yellow mustard

- Stubb’s BBQ sauce (shudder)

- cake mixes

and that is about it!

They didn’t start this shop to insult Americans or to editorialize about American tastes…they did it because American expats miss certain supermarket items they cannot find abroad, and they are willing to pay a premium price for a taste of home. Same deal with all of those crazy UK supermarket shelves one finds all over the internet.

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John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:09:56pm

Here’s another great band out of Brooklyn playing for us tonight. Iris Lune Playing their hearts out to… me, almost. Well they made me work for it; the mixing board is very occupied.

Anybody in the Greater DC area interested in volunteering as a promoter for a non-profit arts space? We need help.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:10:28pm

re: #64 scottslemmons

Who is he? I’ve got no memory of him whatsoever.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:10:42pm

re: #68 bratwurst

As a former longtime expat, let me clear this up:

Supermarkets in Europe (and presumably other areas) will stock unusual items their expat customers request as a gesture of kindness. Nothing more, nothing less. The shelf you see there is full of garbage because their customers have requested that garbage.

This would explain the “Spotted Dick” and “Salad Cream” one finds in the International Section.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:10:49pm

Lee Greenwood is still alive. Bet he’d do the inauguration.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:12:22pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lee Greenwood is still alive. Bet he’d do the inauguration.

Lee Greenwood and Ted Nugent. All night. Swapping sets. Running out of songs, and having to start over with the first numbers they played that evening….

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bratwurst  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:13:02pm

re: #71 Blind Frog Belly White

This would explain the “Spotted Dick” and “Salad Cream” one finds in the International Section.

Absolutely…but I doubt there is 1% of the angst in the UK that Americans seem to have over “American” sections in foreign supermarkets.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:13:24pm

re: #64 scottslemmons

Who is he? I’ve got no memory of him whatsoever.

He worked for Bolton when Bolton was UN Ambassador.

Was shortly on Romney’s campaign as a foreign policy advisor until Bryan Fischer ran out of the campaign because Grenell is gay.

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scottslemmons  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:13:31pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Ahh. A Wormtongue.

Also, why would this nobody get a checkmark? I thought you had to have a certain level of fame to get one of those? Could I get one?

77
PhillyPretzel  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:14:35pm

I am watching a PBS/Great Performances show. It is called Hamilton. I am not one who is very fond of modern music but this is one heck of a musical. whyy.org

If your local PBS station shows this special it is worth it to watch it.

WHYY, my local PBS station will be re-running it on Dec 10 and 11. Guess what I will be watching again. :)

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:15:52pm

re: #73 Blind Frog Belly White

Lee Greenwood and Ted Nugent. All night. Swapping sets. Running out of songs, and having to start over with the first numbers they played that evening….

plus Charlie Daniels, Kid Rock, Wayne Newton and a variant of Lynyrd Skynyrd with none of the original members…

79
ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:16:04pm

re: #73 Blind Frog Belly White

Lee Greenwood and Ted Nugent. All night. Swapping sets. Running out of songs, and having to start over with the first numbers they played that evening….

Can they wheel Charlie Daniels out for one more dance with the Devil?

80
Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:16:46pm

re: #78 Myron Falwell (no relation)

plus Charlie Danies, Kid Rock, Wayne Newton and a variant of Lynyrd Skynyrd with none of the original members…

Like a weekend in Branson MO.

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:17:12pm

re: #78 Myron Falwell (no relation)

plus Charlie Danies, Kid Rock, Wayne Newton and a variant of Lynyrd Skynyrd with none of the original members…

Damn you!

Seconds.

82
BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:17:58pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lee Greenwood is still alive. Bet he’d do the inauguration.

He is another one they’re supposedly talking to (along with Garth). I can see Greenwood, but not Garth—I think Garth is a Dem. Maybe he could try for boot in your ass, Toby Keith—he claims to be a Dem, but I believe he’s “flexible.”

83
Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:18:57pm

re: #80 Blind Frog Belly White

Like a weekend in Branson MO.

But with even less charm and ambiance.

84
Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:19:05pm

Can’t they get Jon Voigt, Jimmy Woods, that character actor Stacey something who Charles taunts, and Omarosa to do the readings? Wait, isn’t Kelsey Grammer a wingnut? And there’s the Baldwin. No, I think they can put on a show.

85
BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:19:11pm

re: #78 Myron Falwell (no relation)

plus Charlie Daniels, Kid Rock, Wayne Newton and a variant of Lynyrd Skynyrd with none of the original members…

Hey—don’t forget Pat Boone!!

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:20:16pm

re: #85 BeachDem

Hey—don’t forget Pat Boone!!

Ain’t that a shame.

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:20:49pm

re: #84 Barefoot Grin

Can’t they get Jon Voigt, Jimmy Woods, that character actor Stacey something who Charles taunts, and Omarosa to do the readings? Wait, isn’t Kelsey Grammer a wingnut? And there’s the Baldwin. No, I think they can put on a show.

And Victoria Jackson can stand on her head!

Now, THAT’S entertainment.

88
Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:21:52pm

re: #87 BeachDem

And Victoria Jackson can stand on her head!

Now, THAT’S entertainment.

And—-she can play the ukulele while thus inverted!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:22:17pm

re: #83 Myron Falwell (no relation)

But with even less charm and ambiance.

And no Yakov Smirnov.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:22:28pm

Oh, Dennis Miller can do a set! God, there are lots of them. Adam Carolla can whine about lazy people; those pasty Fox late-night guys can perform (but no one will watch unless there are short-skirted women surrounding them)…..

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:23:12pm

re: #87 BeachDem

And Victoria Jackson can stand on her head!

Now, THAT’S entertainment.

Kirk Cameron can engage in misogynist bullying of every female in the audience because Teh Lord.

92
American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:23:52pm

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:24:40pm

Too bad he’s been so mean to Tiffany—Marla does have Broadway experience—she could have sung and twirled a rope.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:25:55pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

Simply paste the YouTube or Vimeo address.

Welcome aboard! I had to create an account myself on Election Night after lurking on here for months.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:26:01pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

You just embed videos.*

*Probably no one will get that. Sorry. It is a running gag on a podcast I listen to.

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BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:26:19pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

I love a strong entrance! (and I’m stealing fuck a ball’s worth of this.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:27:18pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

How do you embed videos?

Hover your mouse over the green question mark below the comment box for answers to that question and more.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:27:28pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

Welcome hatchling! Just paste it in.

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:28:28pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

HiYa! Welcome to The Refuge!

100
Lidane  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:31:18pm

Poor baby. Sounds like somebody needs his binky and a safe space:

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:32:28pm

re: #100 Lidane

Poor baby. Sounds like somebody needs his binky and a safe space:

[Embedded content]

So, that just committed me to seeing it at least four times in the theater.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:35:07pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:35:27pm

re: #100 Lidane

Poor baby. Sounds like somebody needs his binky and a safe space:

[Embedded content]

Was going anyway. Now hoping its the top grossing movie of 2016.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:35:50pm
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:36:50pm

re: #100 Lidane

Poor baby. Sounds like somebody needs his binky and a safe space:

[Embedded content]

The state that makes movies, and the states that go to movies, voted overwhelmingly for Hillary. And then there is the global market.

This guy is dumb.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:36:57pm

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dave In Austin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:38:27pm

...

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:38:41pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:38:54pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

[Embedded content]

“And they’ll know it when my secret police are kicking in their doors and dragging them off to ‘reeducation camps.’ By the way, these camps will be beautiful and YUGE!”

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:39:03pm

re: #69 John Vreeland

If I was there, blah blah.

Best wishes. Keep posting.

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Citizen K  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:40:02pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to create an account. Lurked for years. President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump? Pizzagate? Occult twitter? Really? Fuck a ball’s worth of this. Republicans have lost their minds.

“It is the business of the future to be dangerous.”
-Alfred Whitehead (also a sweet Hawkwind record)

How do you embed videos?

Welcome to the resistance. Gird your loins, it’s going to be a long 4 years ahead of us. Especially with the fawning coverage President-Derelict is getting.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:41:17pm
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:41:43pm

Attention Rocketry Fans:
Night launch from Japan, tomorrow morning on this side of the Pacific…

114
The Vicious Babushka  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:42:08pm

re: #68 bratwurst

As a former longtime expat, let me clear this up:

Supermarkets in Europe (and presumably other areas) will stock unusual items their expat customers request as a gesture of kindness. Nothing more, nothing less. The shelf you see there is full of garbage because their customers have requested that garbage.

I was in Sevilla, Spain 2 months ago. I ran across a shop called “Taste of America”. Here is what they sell:

- many breakfast cereals and pop-tarts (as you see in that tweet)

- peanut butter

- Dr. Pepper

- yellow mustard

- Stubb’s BBQ sauce (shudder)

- cake mixes

and that is about it!

They didn’t start this shop to insult Americans or to editorialize about American tastes…they did it because American expats miss certain supermarket items they cannot find abroad, and they are willing to pay a premium price for a taste of home. Same deal with all of those crazy UK supermarket shelves one finds all over the internet.

When I lived in Israel (in the 1970’s) what I really missed were Jif peanut butter and Heinz ketchup. The Israeli peanut butter, Egozi, was grainy and oily, and the ketchup was sickeningly sweet.

Then when I came back to the US, the grainy oily peanut butter was being sold in stores as “natural” and it cost twice as much as good old Jif.

Now you can buy Jif and Heinz at Israeli supermarkets.

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:42:49pm

Just saw this checking some sports stuff. This story has been followed by more than a few LGF members.

What a continuing mess this is….and at a “good” Christian University. Hey folks…read that book you are so fond of and claim you follow. You might find some answers to your problems or something. You too coach.

ESPN - Ex-coach Art Briles sues Baylor officials for libel, conspiracy

The first part of the story:

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn’t report them.

The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to damage his reputation and keep him from getting another coaching job. It also seeks damages for emotional distress and likely ending his career as a coach “on any level.”

“Some people think themselves above the law, but the laws of Texas establish accountability for everyone, even renegade, self-dealing regents of a Christian university,” Briles’ lawsuit states.

The lawsuit was filed in Llano County in central Texas. It names Baylor regents Chairman Ronald Murff, board members J. Cary Gray and David Harper, and Baylor Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Reagan Ramsower.

Briles’ attorney, Ernest Cannon, and Baylor officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from ESPN.

“I’d like to hear these regents and Mr. Ramsower tell their story under oath in broad daylight and open court,” Cannon told The Associated Press.

Briles was fired last May after an investigation determined Baylor mishandled reports of alleged sexual and physical assaults, some by football players.

The lawsuit accuses the regents and Ramsower of spreading false information through media interviews with Texas and national outlets on the advice of a recently hired media relations firm, G.F. Bunting + Co., which was not named as a defendant.

116
Dave In Austin  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:42:52pm

What I meant to post…..
Fuckers

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:44:20pm

re: #82 BeachDem

He is another one they’re supposedly talking to (along with Garth). I can see Greenwood, but not Garth—I think Garth is a Dem. Maybe he could try for boot in your ass, Toby Keith—he claims to be a Dem, but I believe he’s “flexible.”

$$$$$ Elton played Rush’s latest wedding because Rush paid bank to the AIDS charity.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:47:09pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

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Wasn’t he removed from twitter? Fuck it.

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scottslemmons  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:50:32pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

What I meant to post…..
Fuckers

[Embedded content]

What the hell.

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John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:50:51pm

re: #92 American Bunnygothic

President-elect Donald Art of the fucking Deal Trump?

His picture is on the dust jacket, so I assume he had something to do with it. Maybe he licensed it.

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:52:10pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

What I meant to post…..
Fuckers

Kurt Eichenwald

@kurteichenwald

Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally. A real American hero who risked his life 4 us. They booed.
9:29 PM - 8 Dec 2016

1,031 1,031 Retweets
948

Haters…one and all. Trump isn’t 100th the man that Glenn was. A true hero and leader not a fake bullshitting con.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:53:13pm

Analysis of Trump’s cabinet:

Mos Eisley

123
calochortus  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:53:21pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

Haters…one and all. Trump isn’t 100th the man that Glenn was. A true hero and leader not a fake bullshitting con.

Why in the world would they boo Glenn? Am I missing something?

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American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:53:56pm

They booed JOHN GLENN? What is the deal with those freaks? What reason would they even have to do that? Are they afraid of space?

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wheat-dogg  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:54:19pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

This Atlantic article covers the Rogue One writer’s comments.

theatlantic.com

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DuckDharma  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:54:28pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

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scottslemmons  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:55:05pm

re: #123 calochortus

Why in the world would they boo Glenn? Am I missing something?

Eichenwald was speculating that they booed because Glenn was a Democrat.

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EPR-radar  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:55:48pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

In future history books, 2016 will be referred to as “The Year of the Endumbening.”

Enstupidation needs to be a word.

129
American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:56:39pm

re: #128 EPR-radar

The March of the Dumbfuckering, on into the inky night

130
Joe Bacon  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:56:46pm

re: #124 American Bunnygothic

They booed JOHN GLENN? What is the deal with those freaks? What reason would they even have to do that? Are they afraid of space?

John Glenn was a Democrat. That is why those assholes booed.

131
calochortus  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:56:46pm

re: #127 scottslemmons

Eichenwald was speculating that they booed because Glenn was a Democrat.

Wonderful. Just wonderful.

132
Shiplord Kirel  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:57:19pm

re: #123 calochortus

Why in the world would they boo Glenn? Am I missing something?

He was a Democratic senator.

In a thousand years, Glenn will still be famous while the Trumperati will be of interest only to historians of arcane social pathology.

133
Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:57:20pm

Trump named TIME’s “Person of the Year,” promptly criticizes them for not calling it “Man of the Year”

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:57:51pm

re: #123 calochortus

Why in the world would they boo Glenn? Am I missing something?

Gotta be because he was a Democrat Senator and an Evil Liberal.

135
FormerDirtDart  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:58:02pm
136
American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:58:06pm

re: #130 Joe Bacon

Makes sense, they probably looked him up on their smartphones

137
American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 6:58:34pm

re: #134 ObserverArt

A liberal… FROM SPACE!

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ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:00:43pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

He cannot help being a complete asshole about every thing…ever.

The Greatest Asshole President Ever…and he hasn’t even taken office yet. But I feel safe he will live down to the name.

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Joe Bacon  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:01:35pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I’m so glad I got rid of the cable box. Now just kicking back decompressing to SiriusXM’s 40’s Junction…re: #138 ObserverArt

He cannot help being a complete asshole about every thing…ever.

The Greatest Asshole President Ever…and he hasn’t even taken office yet. But I feel safe he will down to the name.

I’ve decided to call him His Ass-Holeyness!

140
BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:01:37pm

re: #117 Stanley Sea

$$$$$ Elton played Rush’s latest wedding because Rush paid bank to the AIDS charity.

Well, Elton said no to Trump in no uncertain terms. I want to believe Garth will tell him to take a hike as well.

141
John Vreeland  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:01:44pm

Here’s my Trump hypothesis. It’s easy to dismiss Donald Trump, but it’s important to understand that very little of what he says is either:
1. Factual
2. Reasonable
3. Something other than a bargaining position
4. Something other than an attempt to be entertaining.

142
The Vicious Babushka  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:02:37pm
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EPR-radar  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:02:45pm

re: #124 American Bunnygothic

They booed JOHN GLENN? What is the deal with those freaks? What reason would they even have to do that? Are they afraid of space?

They booed because Republicans are the scum of the earth who have been well-trained to hate on command by their owners and managers.

144
Shiplord Kirel  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:02:56pm
145
BeachDem  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:03:07pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

Haters…one and all. Trump isn’t 100th the man that Glenn was. A true hero and leader not a fake bullshitting con.

Was the yam in Columbus when they booed? Or anywhere in Ohio? That would make it even worse.

146
Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:03:40pm

re: #131 calochortus

Wonderful. Just wonderful.

These people can’t “build” or “make” America anything. They want to destroy. They’re about as patriotic as ISIS, and only half as educated.

147
DuckDharma  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:04:06pm

It does look like the crowd was actually booing a protestor, not the mention of John Glenn. That’s where the quote from the CNN tweet above comes from: Full Speech: President-Elect Donald Trump Rally in Des Moines, IA 12/8/16

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:04:10pm

re: #118 Stanley Sea

Wasn’t he removed from twitter? Fuck it.

That was Pax DICKenson who got banned, not Mike Cernovich.

149
thedopefishlives  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:04:41pm

Evening Lizardim.

150
American Bunnygothic  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:06:29pm

re: #148 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Ugh, the gamergate lawyer

151
ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:09:49pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel

Buzz Aldrin:

STATEMENT REGARDING JOHN GLENN’S PASSING

Thanks Buzz, as always right on the money.

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calochortus  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:10:05pm

re: #147 DuckDharma

It does look like the crowd was actually booing a protestor, not the mention of John Glenn. That’s where the quote from the CNN tweet above comes from: [Embedded content]

It would make more sense.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:11:44pm

re: #151 ObserverArt

Thanks Buzz, as always right on the money.

Yeah, and his right hook hasn’t lost any emphasis over the years, either.

154
bratwurst  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:11:51pm
155
ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:12:05pm

re: #145 BeachDem

Was the yam in Columbus when they booed? Or anywhere in Ohio? That would make it even worse.

I’m not sure. I think it may have been in Des Moines Iowa.

156
Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:13:50pm
157
ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:14:52pm

re: #153 thedopefishlives

Yeah, and his right hook hasn’t lost any emphasis over the years, either.

Too bad he wasn’t around for those booing Glenn at the Trump rally.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:15:51pm

re: #157 ObserverArt

Too bad he wasn’t around for those booing Glenn at the Trump rally.

Yeah, except they’d probably have him arrested. They seem to have no qualms about trashing American heroes, when it suits their purposes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:16:26pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:17:26pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

He didn’t complain about how they made him look on the cover (on a ratty chair, devil horns from the M in TIME, the “Divided States”) but that he isn’t “MAN of the Year.”

What a fucking moron. Again, he won’t have the mental ability and the stamina to last one year in office, let alone four.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:17:40pm
162
ObserverArt  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:19:42pm

re: #158 thedopefishlives

Yeah, except they’d probably have him arrested. They seem to have no qualms about trashing American heroes, when it suits their purposes.

You know, I keep telling myself there has got to be some line Trump and Company will cross that will lead to the downfall.

I really hope I am not deluding myself. But damn it sure is hard to tell where that line is.

And with that…later Lizards. .

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William Lewis  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:23:47pm

re: #132 Shiplord Kirel

He was a Democratic senator.

In a thousand years, Glenn will still be famous while the Trumperati will be of interest only to historians of arcane social pathology.

I can only hope, yet…

Julia Ecklar - Legends Lyrics
Once upon a time,
You could hear the Saturn’s roar
As it rose upon it’s fiery tail to space.
And once upon a time, the men that we sent out
Landed in a strange and alien place.
And as I watched them walk upon the Moon,
I remembered Icarus,
Who flew too close to the Sun.

Once upon a time, they tore the gantries down
And the rockets flew no longer to the Moon.
And once upon a time,
We swore that we’d return,
But it doesn’t look like we’ll be back there soon

And as the Moon shines down
On the shattered launching ground,
I remember Apollo,
Who flew the chariot of the Sun.
And I wonder of the legends they will tell
A thousand years from now.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:24:25pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Yeah but that’s them. We could never do that. ///

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Anymouse  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:37:50pm

re: #124 American Bunnygothic

They booed JOHN GLENN? What is the deal with those freaks? What reason would they even have to do that? Are they afraid of space?

John Glenn was a Democrat.

My wife and I are stopped in Rawlings, Wyoming. Ahead of us is a Winter Storm Warning that stretches across western Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. We decided to quit while we could still get a room, as the Smart is not equipped with a plough.

In the meantime, screw Trump’s supporters at Nuremberg Rally, the Sequel with a rusty chainsaw. John Glenn was a war hero of two wars and both the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest astronaut ever in space (from his 1998 Discovery shuttle trip).

Rep. Paul Ryan ordered the flag to half-staff at the Capitol, Ohio Governor John Kasich ordered it to half-staff in Ohio. I suspect a message will be coming tomorrow either from President Obama to do the same nationwide; I fired a message back at my village asking one of the other trustees to lower the flags in town in that event. (That is normally my job as the lefty liberal.)

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 8, 2016 • 7:42:09pm

re: #85 BeachDem

Hey—don’t forget Pat Boone!!

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John_Manyjars  Dec 8, 2016 • 9:43:01pm

re: #12 compound_Idaho

Actually, the pieces of the 787, built primarily (over 70%) in other countries, are assembled into complete airplanes at Boeing/Seattle and the mirror-image, union-busting Charleston assembly locations.

Boeing in the case of the ‘Dreamliner’ has ceased to be a ‘manufacturer’ and is now a ‘systems integrator’.

Japan has the largest workshare of any one country, the wings for all B787s are built there by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, in addition to some electronics and fuselage sections. Other major suppliers are Italy (more fuselage sections) and Canada. AFAIK China has a significant work share but mostly in subassemblies and components of a minor nature.

Funnily, the rear pressure bulkhead is made by an Airbus subsidiary, Latecorere.

That said, it’s a little ironic that we choose to allow Boeing (indeed, like most other companies they get tax credits for outsourcing aerospace know-how and work overseas-(further irony, much of said know-how paid for by NASA and the DoD)) to ‘outsource’ to countries that we run massive trade deficits with.

All in the name of union-busting and currying Wall Street’s favor.

Also that said- this is not to disparage the Japanese and Italians whose aerospace expertise is on par with any other country’s.

Fun fact, there is more US content by dollar value in an A380 (with the GE/Pratt engines) than there is in a 787.


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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210411The pumps are pumping along. Like they always should have.They go on when the sun comes out, they go off in the clouds and at night.We barely pay attention to their functioning and now can focus on the sight and ...
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AFI - Dulcería (Official Music Video) "Dulcería" comes from AFI’s new album, Bodies, out June 11. Available for preorder everywhere now: riserecords.lnk.to ​ Directed by Adam Mason, produced by Elizabeth Mason LYRICSI saw sugar there, dancing in the sweet air. When my eyes began to ...
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The Shaolin Afronauts - Winds Across Gayanamede (Live at Adelaide Festival Centre) Recorded 21 January 2012 at Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Winds Across Gayanamede is taken from the second album from The Shaolin Afronauts; Quest Under Capricorn. The album drops 16 July on vinyl, CD and digital download via Freestyle ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210404Did you spend all week thinking about solar power and pumps? We didn't either.A week of flawless electrics and hydraulics.The first few days we went out to check on it like hourly.Now we don't even think about itThe proof of ...
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Springsteen - “Prove It All Night” Live at Cleveland Agora, 1978This is so perfect.
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Foster the People - Lamb’s Wool (Official Music Video) Official animated music video for Foster The People's single 'Lamb's Wool' off of their most recent EP 'In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing'. Listen to 'Lamb's Wool' here: stem.ffm.to Listen to 'Lamb's Wool (with Poolside)' here: ...
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Talk Talk - It’s My Life (Live at Montreux 1986) Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British synth pop band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 ...
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KALEO - Skinny [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] Music and Lyrics by JJ Julius SonNew song “Skinny" available now: kaleo.lnk.toFrom the upcoming album Surface Sounds out 4/23: kaleo.lnk.to What makes you feel good?What makes you angry inside? Why don’t you love me?You want to fuck me or ...
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Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': hania-rani.lnk.to The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
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Billy F Gibbons - West Coast Junkie “West Coast Junkie” the new music video by Billy F Gibbons from his forthcoming album ‘Hardware’, available on June 4th on Concord Records. Pre-order ‘Hardware’: found.eeGet signed and exclusive bundles: found.ee Directed by: Harry ReeseProduced by: Matt Sorum Listen ...
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