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Kragar  Dec 12, 2016 • 10:33:15pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 12, 2016 • 10:57:49pm
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scottslemmons  Dec 12, 2016 • 10:58:10pm

Things that are weird and unpleasant: Having revenge porn king Craig Brittain follow you on Twitter.

He’s muted and blocked now, but why is a creep like that allowed on Twitter in the first place?

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teleskiguy  Dec 12, 2016 • 11:06:52pm

re: #3 scottslemmons

Things that are weird and unpleasant: Having revenge porn king Craig Brittain follow you on Twitter.

He’s muted and blocked now, but why is a creep like that allowed on Twitter in the first place?

I would have let him stick around, see what he has to say, interact a little bit. Hell, if that creep followed me on Twitter I’d start asking a bunch of questions. Like “Why are you such an absolute fucking douche canoe? When’s the last time you kissed a gal? And why do you consider yourself some hero to men and irresistible to women when you look like this?”

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 12:06:36am

re: #4 teleskiguy

He looks like a leprechaun. {No offense intended toward actual leprechauns, who are probably quite charming if not always on the up-and-up about their gold.}

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 12:18:25am

re: #5 wheat-dogg

I’m The Leprechaun

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 12:39:01am
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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 12:52:20am

Australia makes even golfing an adventure in survival.

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Targetpractice  Dec 13, 2016 • 1:03:22am

re: #8 wheat-dogg

Australia makes even golfing an adventure in survival.

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Come to Australia, where a thousand things lie in wait to kill you horribly and painfully.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 1:13:42am

Mother Jones has published a list of Donald Trump’s debts — at least the ones they can find in public records — totaling $713 million. I’m not a financial whiz, but judging from the MJ report, Trump’s “wealth” depends heavily on leveraging existing real estate to secure loans to develop other real estate. To me, it all looks like a house built on sand. Any one of those creditors could cause the whole shmeer to come tumbling down if it demanded immediate payment of a debt.

The report also notes that the $713M does not include other debts owed by Trump in partnership with other investors.

All of Trump’s top properties—including Trump Tower, the Trump National Doral golf course, and his brand new luxury hotel in Washington, DC—are heavily mortgaged. That means Trump maintains critical financial relationships with his creditors. These interactions pose a significant set of potential conflicts because his creditors are large financial institutions (domestic and foreign) with their own interests and policy needs. Each one could be greatly affected by presidential decisions, and Trump certainly has a financial interest in their well-being.

Below is a list of all the financial players that Trump owes money to and how much Trump directly has borrowed from each one. This roster is based on publicly available loan documents. According to his own public disclosure, Trump, as of May, was on the hook for 16 loans worth at least $713 million. This list does not include an estimated $2 billion in debt amassed by real estate partnerships that include Trump. One of those loans is a $950 million deal that was cobbled together by Goldman Sachs and the state-owned Bank of China—an arrangement that ethics experts believe violates the Constitution’s emolument clause, which prohibits foreign governments from providing financial benefits to federal officials.

motherjones.com

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 1:37:16am
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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 1:44:03am

Follow these seven weird steps and become a rich Hollywood sitcom writer!

slate.com

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 1:47:41am

re: #12 wheat-dogg

Follow these seven weird steps and become a rich Hollywood sitcom writer!

slate.com

The same thing can be said about most episodes of Law & Order: Red Herring #1, Red Herring #2, Red Herring #3, Startling new evidence or interpretation of evidence the leads back to Red Herring #1 or #2.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 2:44:11am

re: #13 Timothy Watson

The same thing can be said about most episodes of Law & Order: Red Herring #1, Red Herring #2, Red Herring #3, Startling new evidence or interpretation of evidence the leads back to Red Herring #1 or #2.

Yeah. Considering most TV shows have such tight production schedules and time constraints, falling back on standard plot designs makes everything more efficient. Plus, many viewers get so used to the formula that they don’t object to the repetition, especially if the writers can manage to hook us into the characters’ lives “outside” their jobs — like Lennie Briscoe’s history as a recovering alcoholic and the difficult relationship with his daughters.

It worked. Law & Order had 20 seasons. NCIS, which has a similar formula, was renewed this year for a 15th season. And I used to watch both of them almost compulsively, mostly for the characters and not for the plots.

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Donkey With No Name  Dec 13, 2016 • 2:58:18am

Sigh. Trying to convince a friend that easy cynicism is not clever or a substitute for wisdom. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around “We millennial people of color are incredibly afraid of Trump and what Trump stands for, but the Democrats didn’t appeal sufficiently to us, don’t blame those of us who didn’t vote or who always made it very clear that they voted for Clinton under duress, and by the way Clinton is a tool of white supremacy anyway”.

ETA: I’m a Millennial POC myself, should anyone care :-)

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Scout  Dec 13, 2016 • 3:03:59am

One of you clever photoshop people should put Trump’s head on this:

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 13, 2016 • 3:44:53am

re: #15 Donkey With No Name

Secretary Clinton is not a tool of White Supremacy. Trump clearly is and POC are going to be hit hard by his policies. He’ll soon have a SCOTUS to implement those horrible policies. The Democratic Party may not be perfect but it embraces diversity and advocates for civil rights. We can’t say the same about the other side which is openly hostile towards minorities and reproductive rights. Your millennial POC friends needed to look at the big picture and be more strategic about their votes. We have a President-Elect who is on record for discriminating against Black/Brown tenants. That should be horrific to your friends.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 4:29:41am

The clusterfuck continues:

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HappyWarrior  Dec 13, 2016 • 4:53:16am

re: #15 Donkey With No Name

Sigh. Trying to convince a friend that easy cynicism is not clever or a substitute for wisdom. I just have a hard time wrapping my head around “We millennial people of color are incredibly afraid of Trump and what Trump stands for, but the Democrats didn’t appeal sufficiently to us, don’t blame those of us who didn’t vote or who always made it very clear that they voted for Clinton under duress, and by the way Clinton is a tool of white supremacy anyway”.

ETA: I’m a Millennial POC myself, should anyone care :-)

I hear ya. Lots of the same people who tried to do the both parties are the same nonsense are the same people who understandably are worried about Trump but at the same time, a lot of them went out of their way to dismiss Clinton and concerns about Trump during the campaign.I’m a millenial myself.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 13, 2016 • 4:54:28am

re: #16 Scout

One of you clever photoshop people should put Trump’s head on this:

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And unlike the Obama ones, it’s actually true. Obama actually has stood up to Putin. Trump? Trump talks about Putin as if he’s a dear old friend that’s just misunderstood.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 4:59:09am

Trump’s BFFs are doing this==>

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Frankie Five Angels  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:06:53am

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Bass Reeves  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:08:14am

re: #10 wheat-dogg

Would that be a legitimate reason for Trump to not divest himself? I imagine it would be a rough deal to find someone to take over $700+ million worth of personal debt, much less the larger 2b. He literally might not be able to sell.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:10:31am

re: #24 Bass Reeves

Would that be a legitimate reason for Trump to not divest himself? I imagine it would be a rough deal to find someone to take over $700+ million worth of personal debt, much less the larger 2b. He literally might not be able to sell.

That is a VERY interesting point…

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:20:52am

re: #24 Bass Reeves

Would that be a legitimate reason for Trump to not divest himself? I imagine it would be a rough deal to find someone to take over $700+ million worth of personal debt, much less the larger 2b. He literally might not be able to sell.

Also, remember that Hair Furor has a…history with business, almost none of it has been good. Even if some party had the means to buy that sort of debt from another party, the purchaser has to remember that the seller is Donald Trump.

Which means the debt they are buying is probably about this, and the buyers know this in advance.

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jeffreyw  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:23:27am

Flickr

Good morning!

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:25:25am
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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:28:00am

re: #10 wheat-dogg

Mother Jones has published a list of Donald Trump’s debts — at least the ones they can find in public records — totaling $713 million. I’m not a financial whiz, but judging from the MJ report, Trump’s “wealth” depends heavily on leveraging existing real estate to secure loans to develop other real estate. To me, it all looks like a house built on sand. Any one of those creditors could cause the whole shmeer to come tumbling down if it demanded immediate payment of a debt.

The report also notes that the $713M does not include other debts owed by Trump in partnership with other investors.

motherjones.com

So guy was suggesting last month that Trump could do an IPO to divest himself from his companies.

And I was like, really?

First, no sane auditor is going to put their names on the IPO prospectus given Trump’s documented failures to follow GAAP and the insane amounts of liability that be assigned to auditors under the Securities Act of 1933.

Second, no idiot would probably buy any of the IPO given the amounts of debt that the company is surely holding.

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Franklin  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:32:04am
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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:37:30am
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Barefoot Grin  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:39:10am

…and funnel spiders in the cups, and….

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:43:11am
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:46:35am

I don’t get this. Did he not say, over and over, that Obamacare was a “disaster” and repealing it would be his first priority?

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Joe Bacon  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:50:25am

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t get this. Did he not say, over and over, that Obamacare was a “disaster” and repealing it would be his first priority?

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Oh, you would be so shocked to hear the callers I deal with ever since Trump got elected…

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:51:55am

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t get this. Did he not say, over and over, that Obamacare was a “disaster” and repealing it would be his first priority?

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I would say something what I hope happens to those specific people, but I am pretty sure it would earn me some downdings.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:54:00am

re: #37 Timothy Watson

I’d downding you…but at the same time, I’m having similar feelings to what you are.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:54:45am

Unfortunately, Good people will die.

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:56:24am

re: #30 Timothy Watson

So guy was suggesting last month that Trump could do an IPO to divest himself from his companies.

And I was like, really?

First, no sane auditor is going to put their names on the IPO prospectus given Trump’s documented failures to follow GAAP and the insane amounts of liability that be assigned to auditors under the Securities Act of 1933.

Second, no idiot would probably buy any of the IPO given the amounts of debt that the company is surely holding.

I could find 62.8 million idiots, if I was allowed to see who voted for Trump.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 5:58:38am

re: #40 BlueSpotinAL

I could find 62.8 million idiots, if I was allowed to see who voted for Trump.

But they don’t have any money hence their “economic anxiety”.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:00:19am

re: #30 Timothy Watson

Second, no idiot would probably buy any of the IPO given the amounts of debt that the company is surely holding.

I’ll just say this “pets.com

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BlueSpotinAL  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:03:42am

re: #41 Timothy Watson

But they don’t have any money hence their “economic anxiety”.

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I wonder why the black or Latino working class were not economically anxious. Must be something in their culture about attitudes toward hard work. ///////////

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:04:01am

re: #43 BlueSpotinAL

I wonder why the black or Latino working class were not economically anxious. Must be something in their culture about attitudes toward hard work. ///////////

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:12:36am

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

Remember how much the GOP mocked “hope and change”?

The Kentucky voters I spoke with constantly mentioned “change” as a reason they supported Trump.

“That man has a head for business,” Atkins said. “He will absolutely do his best to change things.”

Still, Oller acknowledged she took a leap of faith with Trump.

“It was Russian roulette,” Oller said of her vote. “But I felt that we needed change.”

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scottslemmons  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:19:25am

re: #4 teleskiguy

I would have let him stick around, see what he has to say, interact a little bit. Hell, if that creep followed me on Twitter I’d start asking a bunch of questions. Like “Why are you such an absolute fucking douche canoe? When’s the last time you kissed a gal? And why do you consider yourself some hero to men and irresistible to women when you look like this?”

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No, it really just creeped me out a lot. I just didn’t want someone like that having any association with me, and it made me paranoid that I was about to get followed by a lot of creeps, Trumpers, and Alex Jones freaks. Besides, there’s not even a point in trying to talk to someone like that — they’re too deeply attached to the legend they’ve created for themselves, and you’d never get an honest answer from them.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:22:55am

TFW you are nice and warm…except your kneecaps. That’s it, just your kneecaps…and they are COLD.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:24:32am

Jesus…. (I don’t blame him).

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:28:43am
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Eventual Carrion  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:28:59am

re: #45 Timothy Watson

Remember how much the GOP mocked “hope and change”?

“Russian roulette”. Interesting phrase she used.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:30:12am

re: #50 Eventual Carrion

“Russian roulette”. Interesting phrase she used.

In Russia, roulette rushes you.

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jeffreyw  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:30:30am

re: #50 Eventual Carrion

“Russian roulette”. Interesting phrase she used.

It’s not called Russian roulette when all the chambers are loaded.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:31:44am

re: #9 Targetpractice

re: #8 wheat-dogg

Australian wildlife: Add size, murder.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:33:23am
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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:35:52am

I’m thinking of making a series of these.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:38:50am

re: #55 makeitstop

Hmm…maybe leave the original seal, and replace the Department of State, with Department of ExxonMobil?

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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:40:16am

re: #56 Jayleia

Hmm…maybe leave the original seal, and replace the Department of State, with Department of ExxonMobil?

The original seal is meaningless now.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:41:36am

re: #56 Jayleia

Hmm…maybe leave the original seal, and replace the Department of State, with Department of ExxonMobil?

United States Of Exxon
Соединенные Штаты Эксон

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:43:56am

I will tell you this about my meeting last night with the county Democratic party: While we sit here being all doom and gloomy, there are plenty of people out there angry and ready to do something.

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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:51:28am

re: #59 Belafon

I will tell you this about my meeting last night with the county Democratic party: While we sit here being all doom and gloomy, there are plenty of people out there angry and ready to do something.

I’m still strategerizing (thanks Dubya).

I’ve noticed that Trump voters, while being all barky at liberals on the internet, are actually sort of ashamed of their vote in real life. And they’re extremely touchy when you point out the obvious holes in Trump’s ‘brilliant businessman’ suit.

They know the whole pitch was bullshit, and they know they fell for it hard. This can be exploited. I’m looking at how these people were manipulated during the campaign, and thinking they can be further manipulated.

We just have to find the best way to do that. They were turned into frothing Trump-bots by shit they read on the internet. Done right, we can make them hate their erstwhile God Emperor.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:54:14am

re: #30 Timothy Watson

So guy was suggesting last month that Trump could do an IPO to divest himself from his companies.

And I was like, really?

First, no sane auditor is going to put their names on the IPO prospectus given Trump’s documented failures to follow GAAP and the insane amounts of liability that be assigned to auditors under the Securities Act of 1933.

Second, no idiot would probably buy any of the IPO given the amounts of debt that the company is surely holding.

An IPO, first of all, would require Trump and family to share ownership of the Trump Organization with shareholders. His ego would never allow it. A publicly traded corporation would require an elected board of directors, who could hire or fire a CEO who might not even be a Trump. That ain’t gonna happen either with this family. Then, there’s all the regulations regarding auditing of the books, annual reports, SEC filings, etc., etc.

Ain’t gonna happen, not with this family. It would be like the Cosa Nostra going public and being traded on the NYSE.

Plus, he’s over-leveraged. I doubt he owns anything, in the true sense of the word, because it looks like every piece of property he has serves as collateral for some other piece of property.

His creditors own Trump.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:55:29am

Somehow or another my trolling is taking on the Russian language.

Wingnuts hate it.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 6:57:24am

re: #62 Dave In Austin

Somehow or another my trolling is taking on the Russian language.

Wingnuts hate it.

Keep it up. They need to reminded who they are working for. (Whom? — I’m an English teacher and I still foul that up. “For whom they are working” seems so stiff.)

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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:02:02am

re: #62 Dave In Austin

Somehow or another my trolling is taking on the Russian language.

Wingnuts hate it.

I was doing that the other day. It really does get them pretty worked up.

I was posting ‘make America great again’ in Russian. You could tell which ones took the time to translate it back by how pissy they got.

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:04:29am

re: #64 makeitstop

I was doing that the other day. It really does get them pretty worked up.

I was posting ‘make America great again’ in Russian. Yo cold tell which ones took the time to translate it back by how pissy they got.

And there will be a quite a few people pissed off, but calling the Republican party the party of Russia is a very valid line of attack. Hopefully it will get people in the party to push back against the influence.

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JasonA  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:09:20am

NIMBY

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:10:19am

re: #65 Belafon

And there will be a quite a few people pissed off, but calling the Republican party the party of Russia is a very valid line of attack. Hopefully it will get people in the party to push back against the influence.

Considering most of the GOP and neocons seem willing to write off Russian influence as “No Big Deal because, hey, we won!” their hypocrisy needs to be lit on fire and shoved in their faces.

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Franklin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:16:38am
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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:18:34am

re: #68 Franklin

Neither one of them seems especially pleased.

And Donald’s tie is still too damned long.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:19:41am

re: #69 wheat-dogg

Neither one of them seems especially pleased.

And Donald’s tie is still too damned long.

I commented in a tweet that America elected someone, who doesn’t even know how to use a tie, to be President.

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Franklin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:23:12am

re: #70 Timothy Watson

I commented in a tweet that America elected someone, who doesn’t even know how to use a tie, to be President.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:26:23am
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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:27:05am

re: #68 Franklin

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Theater of the Absurd, right there.

What cabinet post is he going to give to Yeezy?

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:31:20am

re: #73 makeitstop

Theater of the Absurd, right there.

What cabinet post is he going to give to Yeezy?

NEA?

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:32:43am

re: #73 makeitstop

Theater of the Absurd, right there.

What cabinet post is he going to give to Yeezy?

ATF…….

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:33:28am

Now the Department of PARTAY!!!

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:34:48am

re: #55 makeitstop

I’m thinking of making a series of these.

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Idiocracy - Brawndo owns the FDA

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:36:28am

re: #70 Timothy Watson

I commented in a tweet that America elected someone, who doesn’t even know how to use a tie, to be President.

The rule I learned ages ago (and just verified by checking askmen.com) is the tip of the tie should just touch the top of the belt buckle, and never below it.

It’s like Trump learned how to tie a necktie by himself at age 12 and no one ever told him he did it wrong.

I swear, after eight years of having a snappy dresser like Obama, I can’t stand to look at Trump dressed like a sleazy car salesman.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:40:37am

re: #78 wheat-dogg

The rule I learned ages ago (and just verified by checking askmen.com) is the tip of the tie should just touch the top of the belt buckle, and never below it.

It’s like Trump learned how to tie a necktie by himself at age 12 and no one ever told him he did it wrong.

I swear, after eight years of having a snappy dresser like Obama, I can’t stand to look at Trump dressed like a sleazy car salesman.

And if he learned how to tie one properly he wouldn’t have to tape down the narrow end like it was in that picture.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:44:36am

re: #78 wheat-dogg

The rule I learned ages ago (and just verified by checking askmen.com) is the tip of the tie should just touch the top of the belt buckle, and never below it.

It’s like Trump learned how to tie a necktie by himself at age 12 and no one ever told him he did it wrong.

I swear, after eight years of having a snappy dresser like Obama, I can’t stand to look at Trump dressed like a sleazy car salesman.

He’s just trying to hide his gut.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:46:04am

re: #78 wheat-dogg

The rule I learned ages ago (and just verified by checking askmen.com) is the tip of the tie should just touch the top of the belt buckle, and never below it.

It’s like Trump learned how to tie a necktie by himself at age 12 and no one ever told him he did it wrong.

I swear, after eight years of having a snappy dresser like Obama, I can’t stand to look at Trump dressed like a sleazy car salesman.

You would think a wealthy billionaire who is SO VERY VERY RICH would have his own personal valet to dress him and a stylist to do his hair.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:47:40am

re: #79 Timothy Watson

And if he learned how to tie one properly he wouldn’t have to tape down the narrow end like it was in that picture.

Yup.

It’s little details like these which would prejudice the NYC elite against the likes of D. Trump, because Old Money families coach their kids on how to dress like a gentleman, or to put it another way, to dress like you have money to spare.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:48:16am

re: #81 The Vicious Babushka

You would think a wealthy billionaire who is SO VERY VERY RICH would have his own personal valet to dress him and a stylist to do his hair.

I am quite sure any hair stylist would be horrified at the roadkill on his head and ask for it to be removed so he could do something proper and stylish.

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:48:46am

re: #81 The Vicious Babushka

You would think a wealthy billionaire who is SO VERY VERY RICH would have his own personal valet to dress him and a stylist to do his hair.

He knows better than any valet or stylist.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:48:50am
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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:53:20am

re: #80 Stanley Sea

He’s just trying to hide his gut.

Well, it ain’t working. You’ll notice he rarely if ever buttons his jacket (which is cut too large anyways) while standing, which is another clumsy way to camouflage a big gut. I have middle-age spread, too — not as large as Big Donnie, though — but when I wear a suit, I follow the rule: buttoned while standing, unbuttoned while sitting. If the button strains or the jacket bunches up, get a tailor.

Surely, Trump can afford a tailor.

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:53:24am

re: #85 The Vicious Babushka

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Media falls 4 it

Might as well use this as the headline for every Trump story for the next four years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:53:54am

Louisville PP Clinic Escorts has a tweet storm starting with this one:

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:56:56am

re: #86 wheat-dogg

Well, it ain’t working. You’ll notice he rarely if ever buttons his jacket (which is cut too large anyways) while standing, which is another clumsy way to camouflage a big gut. I have middle-age spread, too — not as large as Big Donnie, though — but when I wear a suit, I follow the rule: buttoned while standing, unbuttoned while sitting. If the button strains or the jacket bunches up, get a tailor.

Surely, Trump can afford a tailor.

Maybe they all know he won’t pay them.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:57:07am

re: #85 The Vicious Babushka

I wonder if Trump promised Kanye something, then welched on the deal after he showed up. That might explain the awkward expressions.

In the clip I just watched, a reporter asked Kanye some question, and he said he just wanted to get his picture taken. Then Trump clearly decides the op is over, gives Kanye a really awkward hug, then another bro-shake and clutch before dismissing him.

If Kim had been there, Trump probably would have tried to grab her ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 7:59:32am

On the question of providing names, Energy officials resolutely rejected the request, while reassuring workers.

“The Department of Energy received significant feedback from our workforce throughout the department, including the National Labs, following the release of the transition team’s questions. Some of the questions asked left many in our workforce unsettled,” said Eben Burnham-Snyder, a department spokesman. “Our career workforce, including our contractors and employees at our labs, comprise the backbone of DOE (Department of Energy) and the important work our department does to benefit the American people. We are going to respect the professional and scientific integrity and independence of our employees at our labs and across our department.

“We will be forthcoming with all publically-available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.” Burnham-Snyder’s email had the last sentence in boldface for emphasis.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:01:13am

re: #87 BeachDem

Media falls 4 it

Might as well use this as the headline for every Trump story for the next four years.

Luck eventually catches up with you. He’s playing a dangerous game of chicken.

The media, BTW, is NOT your friend.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:02:40am

re: #89 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe they all know he won’t pay them.

He’s probably a got a bad rep among NYC tailors.

I’m not a fashion horse myself, but I appreciate a good, well fitted suit. I envy James Spader’s suits and hats on The Blacklist. If I had a bajillion dollars, I’d probably dress like that, just to show I had a bajillion dollars … and maybe impress the ladies.

ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:09:36am

One of many gems from Eichenwald’s story:

Duterte recently named Antonio the special government envoy to the United States. The conflicts here could not be more troubling or more blatant: President Trump will be discussing U.S. policy in Southeast Asia with one of his (or his children’s) business partners, a man who is the official representative of a foreign leader who likens himself to Hitler. Also note that the Trump family has an enormous financial interest in Duterte’s deadly campaign: Rooting out crime in the Philippines is good for the real estate values.

newsweek.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:09:43am

I’m guessing that Trump finally found somebody willing to entertain at the inauguration…

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:12:46am

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m guessing that Trump finally found somebody willing to entertain at the inauguration…

I wonder how Trump’s fanbase would react. Kanye is not exactly Ted Nugent or Elton John.

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BigPapa  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:15:14am

In which Delingpole suggest client scientists be shot, on Breitbart.

When You Hear a Scientist Talk About ‘Peer Review’ You Should Reach For Your Browning

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:16:57am
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retired cynic  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:16:59am

I am just opposed to the WHOLE THING. I want DT and all of his ghastly retinue and hangers-on GONE. No DT administration, no DT “picks”, no DT “policy”, no DT “judges”. If the EC can’t bring itself to do the right thing, we need a new election because of massive contamination of the whole process. This is NOT a time to say, oh, we’ll just have to fight for the next four years. No! Every minute post-election confirms that he is totally unfit to serve our country in any way whatsoever!

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:23:02am

re: #97 BigPapa

In which Delingpole suggest client scientists be shot, on Breitbart.

Charles mentioned earlier that the reference to a Browning is a paraphrase of a wartime Nazi slogan.

“Wenn ich ‘Kultur’ höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!” (“When I hear the word culture, I reach for my Browning!”)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:23:46am

good grief

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:25:50am

re: #99 retired cynic

I am just opposed to the WHOLE THING. I want DT and all of his ghastly retinue and hangers-on GONE. No DT administration, no DT “picks”, no DT “policy”, no DT “judges”. If the EC can’t bring itself to do the right thing, we need a new election because of massive contamination of the whole process. This is NOT a time to say, oh, we’ll just have to fight for the next four years. No! Every minute post-election confirms that he is totally unfit to serve our country in any way whatsoever!

That would be ideal. Now, convince the people who benefit from the current structure to undo it.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:26:02am

re: #59 Belafon

I will tell you this about my meeting last night with the county Democratic party: While we sit here being all doom and gloomy, there are plenty of people out there angry and ready to do something.

Do you really see that many LGF members being doom and gloomy???

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wheat-dogg  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:26:34am

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:29:42am

re: #104 wheat-dogg

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:33:07am
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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:34:34am

re: #69 wheat-dogg

Neither one of them seems especially pleased.

And Donald’s tie is still too damned long.

He must think that big vertical line makes him look thinner by taking away the horizontal girth. It doesn’t.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:37:48am

re: #107 ObserverArt

He must think that big vertical line makes him look thinner by taking away the horizontal girth. It doesn’t.

It would improve his appearance if he wrapped it around his face. I can’t stand seeing that ugly mug. Everywhere. All. The. Time.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:39:38am

re: #83 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I am quite sure any hair stylist would be horrified at the roadkill on his head and ask for it to be removed so he could do something proper and stylish.

Like admit you’re balding and go with it. But that would also take admitting you are not a 30 year old stud muffin. Ain’t gonna happen. Fake it is.

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:40:49am

I’ve been thinking about what the Russians could have on the GOP. I figure documentation of collusion between various PACs and the party that are against the law, documented coordination of voter suppression, and exchanges that make Romney’s 47% remark look downright saintly. And that’s not including the stuff they have on Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:42:17am

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

Not sure if you saw this

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:42:35am

re: #109 ObserverArt

Like admit you’re balding and go with it. But that would also take admitting you are not a 30 year old stud muffin. Ain’t gonna happen. Fake it is.

He should shave his head and grow out a goatee - sort of that whole Bryan Cranston/Walter White look. It would be an improvement, IMO.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:43:04am

re: #87 BeachDem

Media falls 4 it

Might as well use this as the headline for every Trump story for the next four years.

Might that be changed to: The Media Swallows?

Yeah, I know it is “ewww” but this is Trump, and everything Trump is “ewww”!

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:43:21am

So, was looking at the magazine rack today…Melania was on the cover on one of them is and she’s almost horrifying to look at.

Like, she’s not just in the Uncanny Valley, she’s at the bottom of it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:43:42am
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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:44:14am

re: #112 Dr Lizardo

He should shave his head and grow out a goatee - sort of that whole Bryan Cranston/Walter White look. It would be an improvement, IMO.

He’s not cool enough to pull off the President Lex Luthor look.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:45:23am

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Maybe if they shorten them, so he can read them while he’s on the can?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:46:22am

re: #117 Blind Frog Belly White

Maybe if they shorten them, so he can read them while he’s on the can?

probably need to add pictures…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:46:37am
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Dr Lizardo  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:50:06am

re: #116 Timothy Watson

He’s not cool enough to pull off the President Lex Luthor look.

You know who I’d love to see play Lex Luthor in a film someday?

Arnold Vosloo.

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Arkansawyer  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:50:48am

Tom Cotton released a statement calling the SSCI, of which he’s a member, the appropriate venue for an investigation into Russian interference during the election. I’d like to keep Cotton as far away from the investigation as possible.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:51:59am

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:52:45am

This article on Obamacare users who like, or at least need Obamacare, but voted for Trump left me in a profoundly “And you know what? Fuck ‘em” mood.

They all heard Trump promising to repeal it, they all heard him offer no real details to back up his ‘fantastic’ replacement. They all now stand to lose their insurance.

But those poor people over there are getting benefits THEY DON’T DESERVE!!! So they voted for Trump to fix that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:54:26am

re: #121 Arkansawyer

Tom Cotton released a statement calling the SSCI, of which he’s a memeber, the appropriate venue for an investigation into Russian interference during the election. I’d like to keep Cotton as far away from the investigation as possible.

Cotton was the guy who figured Trump would change his tune on Russia once he saw the PDB. Of course, it didn’t work like that.

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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:55:26am

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

probably need to add pictures…

And use small words. Very small words. The best small words…

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:56:41am

re: #108 allegro

It would improve his appearance if he wrapped it around his face. I can’t stand seeing that ugly mug. Everywhere. All. The. Time.

The Make Trump Burger again extension works some of the time, but unfortunately, not all of the time.

chrome.google.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:58:25am
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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:58:35am

re: #123 Blind Frog Belly White

This article on Obamacare users who like, or at least need Obamacare, but voted for Trump left me in a profoundly “And you know what? Fuck ‘em” mood.

They all heard Trump promising to repeal it, they all heard him offer no real details to back up his ‘fantastic’ replacement. They all now stand to lose their insurance.

But those poor people over there are getting benefits THEY DON’T DESERVE!!! So they voted for Trump to fix that.

And that’s the thing that drives me nuts. Who do they think is paying for the rest of the plan they are using? Do they think the $200/month they might pay actually covers the cost of their bills? No. But they don’t want to think that they’re using the system more than they gave. There was even a woman in there who said that.

If you hear someone say that, let them know that the average adult male uses 3 times the amount of Medicare services than he will pay into the system over his working lifetime.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 8:58:42am

So, I was browsing The Rude Pundit’s timeline…and I found an old buddy of ours…

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scottslemmons  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:00:40am

re: #131 Jayleia

So, I was browsing The Rude Pundit’s timeline…and I found an old buddy of ours…

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Citizen K  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:01:16am

CNN continues to be…CNN.

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:01:36am

re: #121 Arkansawyer

Tom Cotton released a statement calling the SSCI, of which he’s a member, the appropriate venue for an investigation into Russian interference during the election. I’d like to keep Cotton as far away from the investigation as possible.

I’d like to keep Cotton as far away from anything and everything as possible.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:01:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:02:00am

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

Syrian rebels say an agreement has been reached with Russia for a cease-fire in Aleppo to evacuate remaining civilians and rebels from besieged districts.

Osama Abu Zayd, a legal adviser for an umbrella group of rebel factions known as the Free Syrian Army, says the cease-fire went into effect Tuesday evening.

He says the first batch will begin evacuating later Tuesday.

Yasser al-Youssef, a spokesman for the Nour el-Din el-Zinki rebel group, confirmed the cease-fire and says the goal is to evacuate civilians and rebels from besieged areas.

There was no immediate comment from the Syrian government or Russia on the reports.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:03:42am

re: #58 Unshaken Defiance

Who knew that Jerry Pournelle’s Co-Dominium would come true?

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:04:25am

re: #132 scottslemmons

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Dr Lizardo  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:06:09am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why would the Russians allow rebels to evacuate? Civilians, sure, of course - that goes without saying. But rebel fighters?

I’d think the only way the Russians would allow them to “evacuate” is if they surrendered and laid down their weapons.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:07:22am

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And reading is the best way to absorb information. Nothing better.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:10:21am

re: #141 ObserverArt

And reading is the best way to absorb information. Nothing better.

Trump is dyslexic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:14:59am
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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:16:48am

re: #142 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is dyslexic.

Yeah, he may be? Has that ever been stated as a fact?

But my point was to support Obama for wanting to read the briefs.

Hmmm…just paid attention to what is going on outside. Pretty good snow fall under way. I guess we are to get 2 inches or so today here in Columbus. Looks like we are about half way there.

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:16:49am

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’ll be great for national security. //

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:17:56am

re: #144 ObserverArt

Yeah, he may be? Has that ever been stated as a fact?

But my point was to support Obama for wanting to read the briefs.

Hmmm…just paid attention to what is going on outside. Pretty good snow fall under way. I guess we are to get 2 inches or so today here in Columbus. Looks like we are about half way there.

I’ve had my AC on for 3 days. I am annoyed by this. Mid-December. Just wrong.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:20:07am

re: #144 ObserverArt

Yeah, he may be? Has that ever been stated as a fact?
.

Samantha Bee did a segment on “Is Trump Dyslexic?” She was just asking questions.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:20:54am

re: #81 The Vicious Babushka

You would think a wealthy billionaire who is SO VERY VERY RICH would have his own personal valet to dress him and a stylist to do his hair.

I believe President-Elect Dunning-Kruger has neither of those things because no one, no one, tells him what to do.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:21:14am

re: #147 The Vicious Babushka

Samantha Bee did a segment on “Is Trump Dyslexic?” She was just asking questions.

I just call him illiterate. Whatever the cause.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:23:39am

re: #147 The Vicious Babushka

Samantha Bee did a segment on “Is Trump Dyslexic?” She was just asking questions.

Yeah, I watched that after you mentioned it a few days ago. She was making a big point saying he may very well be illiterate. Not a good trait for a president.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:24:34am
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Romantic Heretic  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:25:10am

re: #87 BeachDem

Media falls 4 it

Might as well use this as the headline for every Trump story for the next four years.

Shorter version:

Up - Dug - Squirrel

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:25:53am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a man who fired an assault weapon in a pizza restaurant while investigating an internet conspiracy theory (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

A North Carolina man who acted on an internet conspiracy theory by firing an assault weapon multiple times inside a pizza restaurant in the nation’s capital now faces a federal gun charge, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Edgar Maddison Welch of Salisbury, North Carolina, is charged with interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit a crime, and local charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and property destruction have been dropped.

The federal charge carries a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison and potential financial penalties.

The 28-year-old Welch has been in jail since the Dec. 4 shooting at Comet Ping Pong, which was targeted by purveyors of fake news and falsely rumored to be the site of a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:27:33am

ILLITERATE: Someone who was never taught to read.
DYSLEXIC: Someone who has difficulty reading
DONALD TRUMP: Someone who refuses to read.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:30:56am

re: #154 The Vicious Babushka

ILLITERATE: Someone who was never taught to read.
DYSLEXIC: Someone who has difficulty reading
DONALD TRUMP: Someone who refuses to read.

Or just refuses to learn cuz he’s yanno, like, smart.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:31:33am

re: #155 allegro

Or just refuses to learn cuz he’s yanno, like, smart.

And too vain to wear reading glasses.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:32:29am

re: #154 The Vicious Babushka

ILLITERATE: Someone who was never taught to read.
DYSLEXIC: Someone who has difficulty reading
DONALD TRUMP: Someone who refuses to read Someone who thinks “intelligence briefing” means he’s being told how smart he is.

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MsJ  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:33:02am

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m guessing that Trump finally found somebody willing to entertain at the inauguration…

Kanye needs money badly. Like badly badly.

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:34:00am
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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:34:56am

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:36:51am

re: #158 MsJ

Considering Trump’s habit of stiffing people I doubt Kanye will get any from Trump.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:36:56am

re: #160 BeachDem

But that can’t be right—the article doesn’t mention what a nice, quiet friendly family guy he is; and how everybody who knows him says so!
//

Who is too stupid/gullible to live without supervision.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:37:44am

re: #113 ObserverArt

Might that be changed to: The Media Swallows?

Yeah, I know it is “ewww” but this is Trump, and everything Trump is “ewww”!

There’s “ewww,” and then there’s Ernest P. Worrell’s “ewww.”

The Ernest P. Worrell Ewww

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:38:01am
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Joe Bacon  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:39:04am

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good grief

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re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Disgusting…

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:39:17am

WTF Bill Gates! Trump is squashing ALL ENERGY INNOVATION. No wind, no solar, only coal & oil.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:39:30am

And the shitshow rolls on

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MsJ  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:40:14am

re: #132 scottslemmons

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:41:16am

re: #166 The Vicious Babushka

WTF Bill Gates! Trump is squashing ALL ENERGY INNOVATION. No wind, no solar, only coal & oil.

Which will piss some Texas businessmen off.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:44:35am

re: #45 Timothy Watson

“It was Russian roulette,” Oller said of her vote. “But I felt that we needed change.”

Except with five loaded chambers and only one empty…

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:47:34am

re: #166 The Vicious Babushka

WTF Bill Gates! Trump is squashing ALL ENERGY INNOVATION. No wind, no solar, only coal & oil.

It’s inevitable that China opens up their doors to energy innovation. That would be one way to exact powerful and enduring punishment against the US for Trump.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:48:41am
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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:50:12am

Bill Gates in Donald Trump

“But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,” Gates continued, “I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.”

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:53:05am

Love this: dailykos.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:59:09am
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darthstar  Dec 13, 2016 • 9:59:41am

Trump picks head of Exxon to be SoS…let’s all talk about Kanye.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:01:20am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Except that they specifically disabled the “miserable failure” George W. Bush Google bomb amongst others.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:03:27am

re: #176 darthstar

Trump picks head of Exxon to be SoS…let’s all talk about Kanye.

When it comes to manipulating coverage of himself, Trump is a true genius.

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Joe Bacon  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:03:51am

re: #172 Dave In Austin

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Kanye today…50 Cent tomorrow?????

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:04:11am

Go to the 2:45 mark HHH on Opie and Anthony

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:05:57am

A Google Chrome extension called Make America Kittens Again replaces pictures of Donald Trump with pictures of snuggly little cats.

snip

Describing the driving force behind Make America Kittens Again, the extension’s creator stated, “because seriously, f*** that guy.” Other reasons include: “Trump is a disgrace,” “kittens are lovely,” and “couldn’t find a Creative Commons photo of a blobfish to use.”

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:10:56am
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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:11:26am

Has anyone heard who will be entertaining at the inaug.? I think they are having trouble other then a variety of Country Stars, Ted Asshole, and Kid Rock.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:12:26am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:12:54am

Saw Moana at the drive-in last night. Really enjoyed both the experience and the movie. I recommend it to all Lizards, if you’re not too old to go enjoy a kids movie. ;)

(Not quite good enough to beat out Tangled as my favorite new-era Disney movie, but a close second.)

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:13:01am

re: #182 gocart mozart

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Ziabatsu’s link is firewalled here. Who was talking about “no pride in computer programming”? We saved your tender asses from the dreaded Y2K scourge!

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:15:02am

re: #176 darthstar

Trump picks head of Exxon to be SoS…let’s all talk about Kanye.

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

When it comes to manipulating coverage of himself, Trump is a true genius.

And a lot of the media just goes along and dances to his pipe (flute). I hate seeing the word genius used to explain it. More like a cunning evil or something.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:16:05am

re: #187 ObserverArt

And a lot of the media just goes along and dances to his pipe (flute). I hate seeing the word genius used to explain it. More like a cunning evil or something.

More like gullible press and the need to fill 24/7 airtime with… whatever.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:16:41am

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:17:04am

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

Ziabatsu’s link is firewalled here. Who was talking about “no pride in computer programming”? We saved your tender asses from the dreaded Y2K scourge!

Relevant section:

“This is terrible. I live in North Carolina where so much of our manufacturing base has gone to other countries,” he insisted. “And people are out of jobs, are out of work. And they say, ‘But we’ll retrain you, we’ll let you be a computer programmer.’”

“They don’t want to be a computer programmer!” Graham continued. “They want to do the same job as their fathers and their grandfathers. There was pride in the manufacturing and the building. And we’ve taken all that away and it’s sad.”

What a motherfucking liar, these are the people who look down on people who do manual labor.

Just like the Nazis (yeah, I went there), and to paraphrase William Shirer, Trump is loved by the petty bourgeois who considered themselves morally superior to the workers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:17:08am

re: #187 ObserverArt

And a lot of the media just goes along and dances to his pipe (flute). I hate seeing the word genius used to explain it. More like a cunning evil or something.

Con men don’t need to be geniuses. They only need to be smarter than their marks, and they target the STUPIDEST marks.

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Skip Intro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:18:48am

re: #190 Timothy Watson

Revelant section:

What a motherfucking liar, these are the people who look down on people who do manual labor.

Just like the Nazis (yeah, I went there), and to paraphrase William Shirer, Trump is loved by the petty bourgeois who considered themselves morally superior to the workers.

Maybe they should all become grifting preachers. There never seems to be a shortage of them.

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:19:05am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In addition, ol’ Rex Tillerson’s company is currently being investigated by several state attorneys general—including the Commonwealth’s own Maura Healey—for its participation in a campaign of deception regarding the effects of climate change. Running the ball for the energy industry was Rep. Lamar Smith, an oil-soaked congressman from Texas who accused the attorneys-general of engaging in a conspiracy to slander one of our more prominent corporate citizens.

Also, ExxonMobil at the moment is being investigated by the SEC on similar grounds. And even though I don’t even want to guess what kind of thieving jackeen the incoming administration will put in there to run the SEC, I suspect that investigation will disappear like a South Pacific atoll as soon as a certain short set of fingers comes off the Bible next January 20.

esquire.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:19:25am

re: #190 Timothy Watson

Revelant section:

What a motherfucking liar, these are the people who look down on people who do manual labor.

Just like the Nazis (yeah, I went there), and to paraphrase William Shirer, Trump is loved by the petty bourgeois who considered themselves morally superior to the workers.

“Computer programming” is not manual labor, it requires higher education and specialized skills. Also: we don’t call it “computer programming” any more. Now it’s “Java Developer” “asp.net developer” “SQL Developer” “Oracle Developer” etc. etc.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:21:35am

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

“Computer programming” is not manual labor, it requires higher education and specialized skills. Also: we don’t call it “computer programming” any more. Now it’s “Java Developer” “asp.net developer” “SQL Developer” “Oracle Developer” etc. etc.

I know, but he acts like manufacturing work is a noble calling when he’s part of a section of society that looks down on people who do the manual labor that manufacturing requires.

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:22:16am

re: #194 The Vicious Babushka

“Computer programming” is not manual labor, it requires higher education and specialized skills. Also: we don’t call it “computer programming” any more. Now it’s “Java Developer” “asp.net developer” “SQL Developer” “Oracle Developer” etc. etc.

We’re talking Franklin Graham here—second generation grifter extraordinaire—big words only confuse him.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:23:37am

re: #196 BeachDem

We’re talking Franklin Graham here—second generation grifter extraordinaire—big words only confuse him.

Bet he likes the squeal (SQL) one though.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:23:52am

re: #195 Timothy Watson

I know, but he acts like manufacturing work is a noble calling when he’s part of a section of society that looks down on people who do the manual labor that manufacturing requires.

PLC operators and programmers work in a plant floor environment, programming and maintaining the robotics stations that have replaced many manual labor positions.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:24:11am

re: #197 allegro

Bet he likes the squeal (SQL) one though.

SQL like a pig!

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:24:37am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

SQL like a pig!

This should be on a T-shirt.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:25:55am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

SQL like a pig!

Like that.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:26:01am

I went to my usual coffee place this morning… there were 6 people critiquing poetry in there. Two of them live across the street from me.

Every day is weird.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:27:25am

re: #202 wrenchwench

I went to my usual coffee place this morning… there were 6 people critiquing poetry in there. Two of them live across the street from me.

Every day is weird.

sounds like my favorite old haunt in Flagstaff, AZ…add a few river rafters or rock climbers and you have a typical weekday morning

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:27:39am

re: #193 BeachDem

Question thing for people: During Reagan, how did many of his administration manage to get convicted of crimes if he controlled the executive?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:29:19am

re: #204 Belafon

Question thing for people: During Reagan, how did many of his administration manage to get convicted of crimes if he controlled the executive?

That was back at a time when politics was not as cutthroat partisan as it has become today.

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Skip Intro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:32:35am

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:32:53am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

sounds like my favorite old haunt in Flagstaff, AZ…add a few river rafters or rock climbers and you have a typical weekday morning

They had a couple cool bike shops, too.

But they have a Barnes and Noble in Flagstaff. They must have hundreds of people who can read there.

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Timothy Watson  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:35:04am
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Skip Intro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:35:39am

Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms

Of course they are.

huffingtonpost.com

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:39:26am
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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:40:59am

There is white stuff on the ground…I blame Donald Trump.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:41:27am

re: #211 Jayleia

There is white stuff on the ground…I blame Donald Trump.

Cocaine?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:41:49am

re: #211 Jayleia

There is white stuff on the ground…I blame Donald Trump.

It’s the holy dandruff raining down from his head as the wind blows through his hair from the top of his mighty tower…

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:41:49am

re: #211 Jayleia

There is white stuff on the ground…I blame Donald Trump.

It’s 75 degrees here. I blame Tillerson.

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Jayleia  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:42:37am

re: #214 allegro

It’s 75 degrees here. I blame Tillerson.

I hate you.

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makeitstop  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:42:38am

Facebook comment:

I think we need to give Donald J. Trump the benefit of the doubt for not attending the “intelligence” briefings. He probably thinks he is not eligible to attend.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:42:58am

re: #209 Skip Intro

Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms

Of course they are.

huffingtonpost.com

I fully agree with the sentiment, but the point is, it should and should remain the WOMAN’S CHOICE. That is the part that they disagree with.

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Joe Bacon  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:43:24am

re: #182 gocart mozart

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The Ghost of Senator Incatatus  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:43:34am

re: #212 Dave In Austin

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:44:56am

re: #215 Jayleia

I hate you.

I hate 75 degrees in mid-December.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:45:12am

re: #209 Skip Intro

Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms

Of course they are.

huffingtonpost.com

The stipulation could cost affected businesses and organizations an estimated $2.3 million and would require them to put up the signs by January 2018, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

“Business regulations are terrible and cost jobs except for our little requirement right here.”

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Sir John Barron  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:45:46am

re: #209 Skip Intro

Oklahoma To Require Anti-Abortion Signs In Public Restrooms

Of course they are.

huffingtonpost.com

A lot of women having abortions in OK, are there?

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:45:47am

re: #186 The Vicious Babushka

Franklin Fucking Graham. I gather he means that Trump will bring back manly manufacturing jerbs instead of those sissy computer jerbs.

Rev. Franklin Graham told CNN’s Carol Costello that he backs President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to bring back manufacturing jobs because people are not proud of modern jobs in computer science.

During an interview on Tuesday, Graham praised Trump for finding a way to “work with the thugs” like Russian President Vladimir Putin “so that we can have peace in this world.”
“They don’t want to be a computer programmer!” Graham continued. “They want to do the same job as their fathers and their grandfathers. There was pride in the manufacturing and the building. And we’ve taken all that away and it’s sad.”

In summation, he is a fucking idiot

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:46:07am

re: #220 allegro

I hate 75 degrees in mid-December.

…and 80+% humidity. At least it’s down from 90+% the past couple of days. Damn desert, it is today.

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:46:53am

re: #223 gocart mozart

During an interview on Tuesday, Graham praised Trump for finding a way to “work with the thugs” like Russian President Vladimir Putin “so that we can have peace in this world.”

My 16 year old understands how the world works better than Graham does.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:49:00am

re: #225 Belafon

My 16 year old understands how the world works better than Graham does.

My dog understands the world better than Graham and his BFF Trump do. At least he knows not to piss in his food dish.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:50:21am
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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:50:47am

re: #222 Sir John Barron

A lot of women having abortions in OK, are there?

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In the nursing home restrooms!!!

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:50:53am

re: #204 Belafon

Question thing for people: During Reagan, how did many of his administration manage to get convicted of crimes if he controlled the executive?

Partial explanation:

en.wikipedia.org

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:51:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:51:44am

re: #223 gocart mozart

Franklin Fucking Graham. I gather he means that Trump will bring back manly manufacturing jerbs instead of those sissy computer jerbs.

In summation, he is a fucking idiot

HURR HURR MY GREAT GRAND DADDY WAS PROUD TO MAKE BUGGY WHIPS!!!!1!!!

Actual historical fact: There was no specialized “buggy whip” industry. Buggy whips were manufactured in the same facilities that produced other leather goods like belts and these shops were closely aligned with tanneries and animal processing facilities.

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Sir John Barron  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:52:14am

re: #228 wrenchwench

In the nursing home restrooms!!!

I demand the anti-abortion signs be put in every bathroom stall, over every urinal. In every restaurant booth.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:52:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:53:18am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has thrown out a law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges.

The court on Tuesday said the law violates the U.S. Constitution by creating an undue burden on a woman’s access to abortion. The court also said the law violates the Oklahoma Constitution by including more than one subject in the measure.

The ruling overturns a lower court’s decision in February that upheld the law.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:54:31am

re: #232 Sir John Barron

I demand the anti-abortion signs be put in every bathroom stall, over every urinal. In every restaurant booth.

//

In every optometrists’ office. It always starts with that twinkle in the eye….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:54:41am

re: #230 Kragar

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:55:41am

re: #235 wrenchwench

In every optometrists’ office. It always starts with that twinkle in the eye….

It certainly should be printed on every Viagra label.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:55:57am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Blazing Saddles Part II: The Revenge of Le Petomane”

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:56:20am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Oklahoma Supreme Court throws out law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges. ]

They’re gonna require bathroom attendants to have admitting privileges.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:57:40am

re: #232 Sir John Barron

I demand the anti-abortion signs be put in every bathroom stall, over every urinal. In every restaurant booth.

//

It is not an anti-abortion sign. It is pro-life. The subtext and context behind it are clearly anti-choice, and that is what makes it problematic.

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:57:43am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:57:50am
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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:57:56am

re: #239 wrenchwench

They’re gonna require bathroom attendants to have admitting privileges.

Require them to microscopically examine every feminine hygiene product for evidence of blastocysts.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 10:59:34am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not an anti-abortion sign. It is pro-life forced birth. The subtext and context behind it are clearly anti-choice, and that is what makes it problematic.

Please.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:00:36am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not an anti-abortion sign. It is pro-life. The subtext and context behind it are clearly anti-choice, and that is what makes it problematic.

False dichotomy. Or false something.

What you said implies there is a ‘pro-life’ movement behind the stickers. Not so.

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BeachDem  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:01:54am

Irony of ironies—the godson of nepotism calls out the media (he’s right, but he’s also Luke Russert)
rawstory.com

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:03:21am

re: #243 allegro

Require them to microscopically examine every feminine hygiene product for evidence of blastocysts.

All used feminine hygiene products must be sent to the governor’s office. Should be on a sticker. Near those other ones.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:04:52am

re: #246 wrenchwench

False dichotomy. Or false something.

What you said implies there is a ‘pro-life’ movement behind the stickers. Not so.

“Pro life” is the euphemism for “anti-choice”.

And that is what this message is ultimately about.

I am anti-abortion insofar as I see it as the least desirable form of birth control, but I am not in favor of outlawing it or making it inaccessible to women who choose that alternative.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:06:04am

My Preview button is busted. I need that thing. I’m so dependent.

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:06:09am
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Skip Intro  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:06:53am

re: #230 Kragar

What’s with the pointing finger in every Trump pic?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:06:58am

re: #250 wrenchwench

My Preview button is busted. I need that thing. I’m so dependent.

mine is, too

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:07:29am

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Pro life” is the euphemism for “anti-choice”.

And that is what this message is ultimately about.

I am anti-abortion insofar as I see it as the least desirable form of birth control, but I am not in favor of outlawing it or making it inaccessible to women who choose that alternative.

Euphemisms deserve to be called out at every opportunity. I am pro-abortion.

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:08:27am
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Skip Intro  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:09:13am

re: #250 wrenchwench

My Preview button is busted. I need that thing. I’m so dependent.

Mine too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:09:46am

re: #254 wrenchwench

Euphemisms deserve to be called out at every opportunity. I am pro-abortion.

I am not pro-abortion. I find it a poor alternative. But I am for sex education, access to contraceptives, and, ultimately, a woman’s freedom of choice if she does choose to terminate a pregnancy.

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Belafon  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:11:29am

re: #255 Kragar

And it seems that all the mom really has to do is stop her son from using her address.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:12:22am

jeebus

BEIRUT - Russia says it is fed up with calls from the United States to halt the fighting in Aleppo, where government forces are on the verge of driving rebels from their last remaining enclave in the northern city.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists Tuesday that “we are tired of hearing this whining from our American colleagues in the current administration that we need to immediately halt military action.”

Lavrov said that while urging Russia to halt military action, the U.S. did nothing to separate moderate rebels from “terrorists” in Aleppo. He also criticized Western governments for what he said were “untrue” accusations that Russia was blocking aid convoys to Syria.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:12:38am

re: #255 Kragar

Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer’s mom faces financial ruin as Montana town turns against her

Will be spun as the Evil Left persecuting an innocent woman by association and ruining a successful business because hate, hate, hate.

And Identity Politics. Did I mention Identity Politics?

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:14:05am

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not pro-abortion. I find it a poor alternative. But I am for sex education, access to contraceptives, and, ultimately, a woman’s freedom of choice if she does choose to terminate a pregnancy.

May I suggest that if you were a woman with an unwanted pregnancy that you would be very much pro abortion since it’s the only alternative left.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:16:20am

re: #261 allegro

May I suggest that if you were a woman with an unwanted pregnancy that you would be very much pro abortion since it’s the only alternative left.

And those are the very parameters that need to change. For now, we are just fighting to keep it legal and accessible.

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ObserverArt  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:16:33am

re: #200 The Vicious Babushka

This should be on a T-shirt.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:18:02am

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not pro-abortion. I find it a poor alternative. But I am for sex education, access to contraceptives, and, ultimately, a woman’s freedom of choice if she does choose to terminate a pregnancy.

It’s not an ‘alternative’, like somebody chose it over the other attempts to not have a baby. It’s a necessity when that other shit fails, which happens ALL THE TIME. Life for a woman is a war between her self and her body. Killing the enemy is not how we talk about it, but the other side is waging war on the women who need to wage war on themselves to control their own lives.

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Franklin  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:18:12am
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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:19:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:20:14am

gaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:20:36am

Edited:

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:21:08am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

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Damnit…

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:21:18am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

gaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

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“Under Secretary” (skirt/blouse) being the operative and appropriate term.

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Kragar  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:27:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:28:22am

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

9:10 p.m.

Russia’s U.N. ambassador says all military action in eastern Aleppo has ended and the Syrian government has re-established control over the former rebel-held area.

Vitaly Churkin spoke Tuesday near the end of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, saying “according to the latest information that we received in the last hour, military actions in eastern Aleppo are over.”

He says that as a result, “there is no issue of some cessation of hostilities, or some special humanitarian operation.” He added that “the Syrian government has re-established control over eastern Aleppo.”

The Associated Press was not immediately able to confirm that the fighting had stopped or that all the rebels had surrendered.

Churkin said earlier that “all militants” and members of their families, as well as those wounded in the fighting, “currently are going through agreed corridors in directions that they have chosen themselves voluntarily, including toward Idlib,” a rebel stronghold.

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(alpuz)  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:30:12am

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not pro-abortion. I find it a poor alternative. But I am for sex education, access to contraceptives, and, ultimately, a woman’s freedom of choice if she does choose to terminate a pregnancy.

I’m full throttle pro-abortion. I’m a guy, if a woman decides to terminate a pregnancy, for whatever the fucking reason,I’m supporting her or staying on the sidelines.

I’m really fucking of tired of the ‘pro-life’ religious right controlling this conversation. Fuck ‘em, I live here too. I subscribe to absolutely zero of their(the religious right) beliefs. Nada.

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:30:21am

And now for the Nazi point of view

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:35:11am

re: #264 wrenchwench

It’s not an ‘alternative’, like somebody chose it over the other attempts to not have a baby. It’s a necessity when that other shit fails, which happens ALL THE TIME. Life for a woman is a war between her self and her body. Killing the enemy is not how we talk about it, but the other side is waging war on the women who need to wage war on themselves to control their own lives.

First we prevent young women from learning about sexuality and reproduction. Then we make it economically impossible for a single mother to even earn a living, much less still obtain an education and try to build a better life for herself and her child.

And the social shame is manifested in her social and economic ostracism.

So yeah, the best option for most of them is just to terminate the pregnancy and move on.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:35:28am

re: #274 gocart mozart

And now for the Nazi point of view

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I’m not clicking on that shit. What is it?

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Franklin  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:36:03am

Apropos of nothing, but here is an excerpt from JFK’s “Moon” Speech:

No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man¹s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power.

Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:36:33am

re: #276 The Vicious Babushka

A biopic of Hitler from a sympathetic perspective.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:36:42am

re: #276 The Vicious Babushka

I’m not clicking on that shit. What is it?

Not available in my country (Germany) so it must be particularly “controversial”…

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:37:57am

Also, did you know that Germany was the real victim of WWII?

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:38:24am

re: #278 gocart mozart

A biopic of Hitler from a sympathetic perspective.

Mel Brooks ‎– To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) Original Video

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:39:31am

We coulda used this link a few years ago. Oh, well, haven’t missed him.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:40:39am

re: #275 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

First we prevent young women from learning about sexuality and reproduction. Then we make it economically impossible for a single mother to even earn a living, much less still obtain an education and try to build a better life for herself and her child.

And the social shame is manifested in her social and economic ostracism.

So yeah, the best option for most of them is just to terminate the pregnancy and move on.

Most women who get abortions are mothers.

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allegro  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:41:24am

re: #275 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

First we prevent young women from learning about sexuality and reproduction. Then we make it economically impossible for a single mother to even earn a living, much less still obtain an education and try to build a better life for herself and her child.

And the social shame is manifested in her social and economic ostracism.

So yeah, the best option for most of them is just to terminate the pregnancy and move on.

Trying so hard here to avoid going off… no one is arguing your mansplaining points. I believe I am not out of line to say we all here agree that sex education and better access to birth control are vital. The point you miss is that even with those things, unwanted pregnancies happen. Wanted pregnancies go wrong. Abortion is a GOOD thing in those cases. That is why it is essential and always will be.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:41:36am

re: #250 wrenchwench

My Preview button is busted. I need that thing. I’m so dependent.

Hasn’t been working for me either. Liking the risky feeling,

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gocart mozart  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:41:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:42:53am

Look, anyone born in Germany after 1915 was not an adult when the National Socialists came to power and cannot be made fully answerable for aiding in their ascent. I fully understand that people of that generation were also victims: many lost their lives and limbs, and had their youth deprived of them and had to rebuild their country from ruins.

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:43:16am

re: #285 Stanley Sea

Hasn’t been working for me either. Liking the risky feeling,

The pencil is my safety net.

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jaunte  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:47:12am

re: #16 Scout

One of you clever photoshop people should put Trump’s head on this:

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wrenchwench  Dec 13, 2016 • 11:49:19am

re: #289 jaunte

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Nice fur-fade on the head.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 13, 2016 • 12:10:40pm

re: #289 jaunte

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“No puppy! No puppy! You’re the puppy!”


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