The Most Repulsive Right Wing Comment Yet About the Israel Controversy

Today we have a winner for the most vile, repulsive comment about the current controversy over Israel and the United Nations, from far right pundit/loon Kurt Schlichter.

There’s something especially ugly about casually exploiting the Holocaust just to attack his political opponents, and to attack Jews who don’t agree with his extreme right wing views. This guy is absolutely consumed by his hatred for President Obama, to a very disturbing degree — and he supports an incoming president who has emboldened antisemites and neo-Nazis on a scale we’ve never seen before in American politics.

And by the way, I don’t recall the Nazis ever giving a $38 billion dollar military aid package to their victims.

In other news, Israel’s attorney general has just opened a criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and fraud.

UPDATE at 12/28/16 4:29:49 pm by Charles Johnson

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288 comments

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:25:32am

Such a repulsive comment to make. Stupid and repulsive. Anyhow, should be interesting to see what the investigation finds. I can already hear the crying that this is Obama’s doing but I imagine Bibi’s been investigated for some time. I won’t feel too bad if this does bring him down. The man has shown nothing but contempt to President Obama from the start and to me it would be karma if he were brought down by his own doing.

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:26:44am

Hate sells. Here it is on sale again. And again. And again.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:26:44am
In other news, Israel’s attorney general has just opened a criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery and fraud.

Which is probably why Bibi is generating such a shitstorm about the Resolution; to distract attention away from the investigation.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:28:27am

re: #3 Big Beautiful Door

Which is probably why Bibi is generating such a shitstorm about the Resolution; to distract attention away from the investigation.

That would be my guess and the stupid Congressional Republicans and Trump care only about opposing Obama so they’re not paying attention to that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:30:50am

There is a Larger Truth, that Obama is a Muslim Fascist who wants Israel wiped out so that Christians cannot experience the Glory of the Rapture.

Any statement that reinforces this view need not burden itself with being factual.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:31:45am

It’s a pattern. Netanyahu himself lost me some years ago when he said of Israel’s pre-67 boundaries, “We refer to those as the Auschwitz borders.”

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jaunte  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:34:47am
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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:35:50am

I’m trying to figure out how the pieces fit between Trump’s embrace of Putin along with his noisemaking regarding Israel, and I’m having a really hard time with it.

This particular re-alignment is nearly too grotesque to consider.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:35:58am

re: #7 jaunte

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It’s sad is what it is.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:36:20am

The Trumperati need to divert attention from the slithering hordes of antisemites in their own camp.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:39:54am

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel

The Trumperati need to divert attention from the slithering hordes of antisemites in their own camp.

Again, to some of these sick fucks, it is entirely possible to be antisemite and pro-Israel.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:46:00am

When not pulling Santa’s sleigh, Vixen is rocking the free world.

Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:47:13am

re: #11 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There’s more than a few Israelis who are willing to overlook Christian fundamentalists’ belief in the End Times and apocalyptic beliefs that Jews must convert/be perfected and that Israel fits into their prophesies because they think this is support for the Jewish State that they need. It’s a devil’s bargain, and these are some of the consequences.

Trump’s support includes more than a few of these End Times extremists whose support for Israel is not based on support for Jews but on the need of Jews to fulfill their End Times body count so they can get themselves Raptured.

Trump’s ideas meld perfectly with evangelical apocalyptic expectations as the battle of Armageddon nears. He promises to seize power and to use it for them. He claims he would restore religious liberty to evangelicals. He would prohibit Muslims from entering the country. He would defend Israel at all costs. He would fight abortion by adding conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. He would rebuild the American military. He would destroy the nation’s enemies. He would keep individual citizens well-armed and prepared for battle.

This is a man, in other words, who is not just seeking to beat Clinton. He is seeking to wage a real-world battle against evangelicals’ enemies and a spiritual battle against the Antichrist.

And this is why Amedia tells all who will listen that to support Trump is to ensure that the United States “stays under the favor of God.” To refuse to support Trump, then, is to defy God.

If Armageddon is coming, and many evangelicals believe it is, there can be no one better to lead the United States than Donald Trump.

Amedia is Frank Amedia, who is Trump’s liason for Christian policy. He thinks Trump’s going to herald in the Second Coming.

And guess what - that’s not good for Jews or Israel (which would have to be destroyed to fulfill the beliefs). So tell me again how any of this benefits Jews or Israel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:49:31am

re: #13 lawhawk

Amedia is Frank Amedia, who is Trump’s liason for Christian policy. He thinks Trump’s going to herald in the Second Coming.

And guess what - that’s not good for Jews or Israel (which would have to be destroyed to fulfill the beliefs). So tell me again how any of this benefits Jews or Israel.

I can only guess that enough Israelis are enlightened enough to know it is all a morbid fairy tale and have decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 11:52:54am

re: #14 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s just it - they will take whatever support they can - because they’ve historically had so little support from elsewhere. They just don’t see (or want to see) all the strings, and the consequences.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:04:23pm

re: #13 lawhawk

So tell me again how any of this benefits Jews or Israel.

The only thing I can chalk it up to is that Trump wants to cut the same ‘deal’ with Israel as the one he made with Congress and the one he seems to have made via back-channel with Russia:

‘I get to do whatever I want, and as long as you don’t get in the way of my doing whatever I want, you can do whatever you want.’

Trump is obviously about one thing - shaking down anyone who isn’t his friend for as much money as he can haul away. Putin wants to occupy a few former parts of the USSR? Bibi wants to expand settlements even further?

No problem. As long as Trump gets to build new hotels in any conquered lands and gets regular, glowing praise from the conquerors. A mutual partnership of convenience and opportunism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:15:27pm

re: #16 makeitstop

No problem. As long as Trump gets to build new hotels in any conquered lands and gets regular, glowing praise from the conquerors. A mutual partnership of convenience and opportunism.

At some point, Americans are going to get killed defending Donald Trump’s business interests.

Then you know what will happen?

They will be praised as patriots and anyone who belittles their “sacrifice” will be a labelled a traitor!!!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:20:34pm
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Single-handed sailor  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:22:44pm
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William Lewis  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:24:59pm

Well, thrill. I just reformatted the wrong drive and ate the laptop’s partition table. Ill be repairing for a while…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:30:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:31:40pm
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Patricia Kayden  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:31:52pm

re: #8 makeitstop

I’m trying to figure out how the pieces fit between Trump’s embrace of Putin along with his noisemaking regarding Israel, and I’m having a really hard time with it.

This particular re-alignment is nearly too grotesque to consider.

Because Russia voted for the UN resolution that has so enraged Netanyahu, right?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:32:47pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

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WE LANDED ON THE MOON!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:33:20pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

WE LANDED ON THE MOON!

inorite?!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:33:20pm

re: #23 Patricia Kayden

Because Russia voted for the UN resolution that has so enraged Netanyahu, right?

Russia did. The Brits did, the French did, the Chinese did. In fact, outside of Israel, I don’t know of a single country that opposed it.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:33:50pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

inorite?!

Still one of my favorite ad-libs every by an actor. when Carrey did that.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:34:25pm

re: #19 Single-handed sailor

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Ha! It has proportionately bigger hands than him though.

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calochortus  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:36:35pm

So, how come the Freepers haven’t put up a thread about Delta canceling much of their order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners? Since Trump is taking credit for all sorts of things already in the works, why not this?

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:37:35pm

re: #5 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a Larger Truth, that Obama is a Muslim Fascist who wants Israel wiped out so that Christians cannot experience the Glory of the Rapture.

Any statement that reinforces this view need not burden itself with being factual.

Which is why they are called “beliefs.”

Facts not needed…they just get in the way.

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:38:18pm

re: #8 makeitstop

I’m trying to figure out how the pieces fit between Trump’s embrace of Putin along with his noisemaking regarding Israel, and I’m having a really hard time with it.

This particular re-alignment is nearly too grotesque to consider.

Don’t forget Iran as well.

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Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:40:25pm

littlegreenfootballs.com

Ouch! Hope you had the drive backed up.

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William Lewis  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:44:04pm

re: #32 Bubblehead II

littlegreenfootballs.com

Ouch! Hope you had the drive backed up.

About 90%, nothing important missing. It is a chrome book hacked to run Ubuntu and the drive naming was skewed from convention. Oh well, it could have been worse.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:46:12pm

re: #21 Backwoods_Sleuth

Chemi Shalev @ChemiShalev
“I don’t seek applause” Netanyahu says, with a straight face
2:03 PM - 28 Dec 2016
21 21 Retweets 40 40 likes

So, why did he address Congress again???

He sure did some soaking up of those applause.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:49:38pm

re: #29 calochortus

I caught that, and that’s apparently fallout from the Delta merger with Northwest (the 787s were part of a Northwest contract). With their consolidation, they don’t need the aircraft at present.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:49:50pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:50:18pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

WE LANDED ON THE MOON!

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

inorite?!

Pffft! Staged in Hollywood…don’tcha know.

Besides, even if we did, it wasn’t a Great Landing. Trump’s would be The Greatest!

I have no problem with this. I say we get Trump in a spacecraft ASAP and get him on the moon. Tell him, it is all his…and then leave him there.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:50:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:51:50pm
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goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:54:49pm
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:55:59pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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lockjawcanbefun  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:56:56pm

Here’s your most Canadian news story for December.

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calochortus  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:57:16pm

re: #35 lawhawk

I caught that, and that’s apparently fallout from the Delta merger with Northwest (the 787s were part of a Northwest contract). With their consolidation, they don’t need the aircraft at present.

Yeah, I saw that this has been in the works for a while and surprised no one who kept an eye on such things. Just like so many things that have been in the works that Trump is taking credit for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:59:42pm

desperate for somebody to pay attention to him…

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The Ghost of Senator Incatatus  Dec 28, 2016 • 12:59:43pm

re: #8 makeitstop

I’m trying to figure out how the pieces fit between Trump’s embrace of Putin along with his noisemaking regarding Israel, and I’m having a really hard time with it.

This particular re-alignment is nearly too grotesque to consider.

Historically, authoritarians of different stripes flock together even when they have contradictory goals, because they’re unified by a contempt for individuals and organizations that are egalitarian and open on a more basic level. The idea of an existential struggle versus another group of believers is exciting, life-confirming; the “liberality” of live and let live is not.

Hence much of the history of the modern Middle East.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:03:48pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:03:56pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:05:00pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:05:16pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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But he’s a straight talker, just ask the rubes.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:06:28pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bibi, it’s not about your country, it’s about you, a crooked jerk who has had a vendetta against Obama and his administration from Day 1 because they don’t kiss your ass like you want them to.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:08:18pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

desperate for somebody to pay attention to him…

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Fuck NRO. Got news for them, but alot of countries in the West- the UK, France, and others supported the resolution too. But I guess they hate the West too. Really NRO, if this had been done by a GOP President, you’d be applauding it as an act of international genius but because Obama did it, you hate it.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:09:14pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

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Indeed, NRO is an Anti-American publication. It has been ever since WFB began his public life defending the very Anti-American Joseph McCarthy and doubling down by defending segregation in the Jim Crow South.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:09:56pm

Meanwhile NRO slobbers over Reagan repeadly who actually employed Pat Buchanan who actually is a Jew hater.

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:10:58pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:11:16pm

The Obama Administration just gave Israel over 35 billion dollars in aid but they’re so Anti Israel and Anti Semitic according to the people whose religious beliefs only want Israel to succeed so the rapture can happen.

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Mike Lamb  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:11:31pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

Fuck NRO. Got news for them, but alot of countries in the West- the UK, France, and others supported the resolution too. But I guess they hate the West too. Really NRO, if this had been done by a GOP President, you’d be applauding it as an act of international genius but because Obama did it, you hate it.

Europe’s destined for Sharia, so they don’t count.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:12:21pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:12:36pm

re: #54 electrotek

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I wish Obama would “completely abandon” me with a record $38 bn aid package.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:13:13pm

re: #56 Mike Lamb

Europe’s destined for Sharia, so they don’t count.

Can NRO just do us all a favor and flop over? It’s always been a shitty publication but it’s quite pathetic to call the President of the United States, “Anti-Western” and Lowry fucking knows it but he knows his psuedo-intellectual readers love reading that shit to make themselves feel better about being primitive bigots whose ideology hasn’t evolved any in 50 years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:13:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:13:40pm

re: #58 Big Beautiful Door

I wish Obama would “completely abandon” me with a record $38 bn aid package.

No kidding.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:13:58pm
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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:13:58pm

re: #58 Big Beautiful Door

I wish Obama would “completely abandon” me with a record $38 bn aid package.

hahahaha right

Bibi Netanyahu reminds me of Brad from Malibu’s Most Wanted: a spoiled son who has everything he could get except for a thirst of more attention from its sponsors.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:14:22pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Banning the banning of stuff, there’s that Republican love of small and local government. Glad they’re focused on the tyranny of banning plastic bags.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:16:01pm

re: #63 electrotek

hahahaha right

Bibi Netanyahu reminds me of Brad from Malibu’s Most Wanted: a spoiled son who has everything he could get except for a thirst of more attention from its sponsors.

He really is ungrateful to Obama. Shows him no respect at all. I don’t blame Obama for giving Bibi the middle finger over the resolution because Bibi has treated Obama like shit the past eight years for seeing Bibi for the tiny man he is.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:17:05pm

Go ahead, Bibi, align yourself with someone who actually RTs people who talk about putting their political opponents in ovens and then maybe you’ll see that you should have been grateful and respectful towards people who consider your nation a friend but won’t give them a pass on everything.

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:18:48pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

Go ahead, Bibi, align yourself with someone who actually RTs people who talk about putting their political opponents in ovens and then maybe you’ll see that you should have been grateful and respectful towards people who consider your nation a friend but won’t give them a pass on everything.

At this point, I’m not sure who is worse: him or Ariel Sharon.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:20:25pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

Exactly. Western European countries are even more hawkish on Israel than the U.S. has been under President Obama.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:20:52pm

re: #67 electrotek

At this point, I’m not sure who is worse: him or Ariel Sharon.

Didn’t Sharon make some concessions before he had the stroke? I remember Pat Robertson being gleeful about that stroke. Bibi should think about that before he kisses the ass of American right wing endtimers rather than listening to people like Obama and Kerry.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:22:09pm

You would think that the Republicans who love to brag about how patriotic they are would have a problem with a foreign leader crapping on our President and his SoS but because it’s Obama, it’s okay.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:23:29pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

desperate for somebody to pay attention to him…

National Review ✔ @NRO
Obama Despises Israel Because He Despises the West natl.io
8:46 AM - 28 Dec 2016
74 74 Retweets 98 98 likes

What??? What do they think of Trump?

He despises everyone and everything not named Trump and certainly the one named Donald J.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:24:38pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

Meanwhile NRO slobbers over Reagan repeadly who actually employed Pat Buchanan who actually is a Jew hater.

Yep. And Trump has the full support of American antisemites. Isn’t it ironic?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:24:51pm

re: #71 ObserverArt

What??? What do they think of Trump?

He despises everyone and everything not named Trump and certainly the one named Donald J.

They don’t care. NRO has no real philosophy these days. Just opposing Obama and being right wing cheerleaders. Then again, it’s always been a pretty damn shitty rag.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:25:08pm

re: #72 Patricia Kayden

Yep. And Trump has the full support of American antisemites. Isn’t it ironic?

Wouldn’t say ironic but yep.

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Patricia Kayden  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:27:52pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I thought Republicans were all about small government and respect for local governments. I guess not. This shouldn’t be legal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:28:21pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

Wouldn’t say ironic but yep.

Again, there are plenty of people who despise Jews and Judaism, but want a resurgent Israel as the green-screen backdrop for the fulfillment of their End Times visions.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:28:56pm

re: #75 Patricia Kayden

I thought Republicans were all about small government and respect for local governments. I guess not. This shouldn’t be legal.

They do it a lot actually. Heard a NPR segment about it on the way home from work the other day. It’s not at all unlike how in the CSA, the CSA had a problem with local areas doing what they wanted. It’s proof again how “Small government conservatism” is nothing but a sham.

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The Ghost of Senator Incatatus  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:29:15pm

re: #68 Patricia Kayden

They like “the West” like they like “the Jews”—as abstractions that gratify and confirm their worldview.

The actual “West”—Europe—they despise for its liberality and decadence.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:29:24pm

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, there are plenty of people who despise Jews and Judaism, but want a resurgent Israel as the green-screen backdrop for the fulfillment of their End Times visions.

I know. I don’t think Bannon is one of those. I think he flat out hates Jews.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:29:49pm

re: #78 The Ghost of Senator Incatatus

They like “the West” like they like “the Jews”—as abstractions that gratify and confirm their worldview.

The actual “West”—Europe—they despise for its liberality and decadence.

Yep.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:30:54pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

I know. I don’t think Bannon is one of those. I think he flat out hates Jews.

There is that, too, but he is cynical enough to play the rubes who fall for Armageddon wet dreams.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:31:39pm

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is that, too, but he is cynical enough to play the rubes who fall for Armageddon wet dreams.

Absolutely.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:32:14pm

What are all the Walshs, Shapiros, and others like them going to bitch and groan about after the end of January 2017?

Oh sure, they will always blame Obama, but that isn’t going to work too well for very long.

They have both Houses of Congress and The White House (so far as they know). Who will they turn on now?

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calochortus  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:33:36pm

re: #83 ObserverArt

They have both Houses of Congress and The White House (so far as they know). Who will they turn on now?

Each other, of course.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:33:47pm

re: #83 ObserverArt

What are all the Walshs, Shapiros, and others like them going to bitch and groan about after the end of January 2017?

Oh sure, they will always blame Obama, but that isn’t going to work too well for very long.

They have both Houses of Congress and The White House (so far as they know). Who will they turn on now?

They’ll still blame Obama. Having control of both houses and the Presidency won’t stop them. Or they’ll claim Trump isn’t a real conservative or some shit like that.

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:37:11pm

re: #83 ObserverArt

What are all the Walshs, Shapiros, and others like them going to bitch and groan about after the end of January 2017?

Oh sure, they will always blame Obama, but that isn’t going to work too well for very long.

They have both Houses of Congress and The White House (so far as they know). Who will they turn on now?

They’ll still have plenty of people to attack. They’ll have Muslims, Hispanics, gays, African-Americans, women, Jews, and anyone even a pip more liberal than Ann Coulter.

If we ever get a chance to fix the country after all this, we’re really going to have to revoke citizenship of Republicans and ship ‘em off to their beloved Putin. I’m sure he’ll have a use for them.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:43:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:43:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:44:09pm

Favorite comment: “Falcon Heavy, for all the loads that are too falcon heavy for the other rockets.”

Facebook Post

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:45:11pm

I hate to be pushing a GoFundMe on here, but this is the family of one of my best friends. House fire. Lost everything. Niece’s boyfriend who was house/pet sitting was caught up in the fire and is on life support right now. As if we haven’t heard “Can 2016 suck any more?” enough already. Even if it’s a dollar… every little bit will help. If you can’t donate, prayers/good thoughts/etc. are much appreciated too.

And Charles, if this is against site rules, I apologize and totally understand.

gofundme.com

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bratwurst  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:47:02pm

Will right wingers ever tire of spitting in the face of Holocaust victims and survivors in the name of scoring political points?

I doubt it.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:47:52pm

re: #84 calochortus

Each other, of course.

Oh, I hope so. I want them to facilitate their own end of being in control of the government.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:48:33pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Debbie Reynolds, RUSHED to Hospital tmz.me

I was afraid of this. Outliving your own children is the worst thing that can happen to anyone, and Debbie is 84.

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austin_blue  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:48:43pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, dammit, here we go again.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:54:11pm

re: #90 GlutenFreeJesus

You caught me on a good week. Kicked in $25.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:54:31pm

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel

I was afraid of this. Outliving your own children is the worst thing that can happen to anyone, and Debbie is 84.

I can’t imagine the stress she has had the past few days.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:55:06pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh for fuck’s sake, 2016! Just stop!

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:55:11pm

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel

I was afraid of this. Outliving your own children is the worst thing that can happen to anyone, and Debbie is 84.

Just barely outliving them is even worse, so I really hope she pulls through.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:57:20pm

re: #90 GlutenFreeJesus

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Kicked in a 20, it’s all I can do right now.

I’m expecting end of year money this week, and I’ll give more when I can. That poor family.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 1:58:51pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:12:35pm
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Quiet Storm  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:15:30pm

OT: but interesting essay. Link

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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:15:42pm
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bratwurst  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:23:03pm

I think this is probably right. Spending a day in the West Bank in 2007 definitely opened my eyes.

Some idiots will never learn anything. But I really do think having more people understand what this situation looks like would radically change the debate.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:25:36pm

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yes, Ted, “relentless enemies” give their enemies over 35 billion in aid. Fuck you.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:26:36pm

Landlord left after he learned that the incoming water service is the city’s responsibility as soon as the line leaves the building, but the sewer is his responsibility until it reaches the main. Which is running freely. So tomorrow, with a yet bigger machine, they’re going to snake it in the other direction.

He had a man in the hole in the sidewalk. That means the hole is bigger than it used to be. It was a good-sized man, but not as big as the landlord, or he would have been in there himself.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:27:24pm

re: #104 bratwurst

I think this is probably right. Spending a day in the West Bank in 2007 definitely opened my eyes.

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Some idiots will never learn anything. But I really do think having more people understand what this situation looks like would radically change the debate.

They hate Arabs/Palestinians more than anything and love their sick rapture fantasies.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:28:06pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh for fuck’s sake, 2016! Just stop!

2016 won’t go out without a fight either. A leap second will be added to the end of the year.

huffingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:29:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:30:47pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Too bad they’re seen as cash pots rather than national treasures for the incoming administration.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:32:56pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh for fuck’s sake, 2016! Just stop!

Repeated tweet seems worthwhile, Debbie Reynolds is such a nice lady. Way back when I used to rent workout rooms from her studio on Lankershim and teach self defense. She was nice enough to encourage young dancers to learn a little self defense. How to be careful. Her studio was great though the neighborhood endured a decline.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:34:18pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:34:31pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:37:09pm

re: #112 wrenchwench

[Earlier today, Pres. Obama designated the Gold Butte area as a Nat’l Monument. For 22+ yr, Cliven Bundy has grazed his cattle on Gold Butte]

It would be great if the first National Monument ‘freed’ of the designation by Trump was Gold Butt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:38:54pm

re: #112 wrenchwench

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:39:38pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bundy should just be grateful his sorry ass isn’t behind bars.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:53:41pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

Bundy should just be grateful his sorry ass isn’t behind bars.

Perhaps he just wants another chance at that free socialised health care, housing, and food (i.e., jail).

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 2:57:01pm

The last time a leap second was added to the calendar, a whole bunch of Websites including Gawker, Reddit, and Netflix went down, along with Qantas Airlines.

It appeared the problem was caused by a routine in Linux that was created during a long dry spell of no leap seconds, so Linux was incapable of handling the addition. The result was servers locked up.

wired.com

(The Inside Story of the Extra Second that Crashed the Web)

I presume Mr. Johnson is aware of the problem here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:01:17pm

HA! This makes it even sweeter:

President Barack Obama’s administration declared Thursday that the area of Gold Butte in southern Nevada will be designated a national monument.

The national monument will include the site of the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff, where Cliven Bundy had illegally grazed his cattle for decades and which has been a flashpoint for anti-government extremists.

(my bold)

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:02:36pm

re: #118 Anymouse

The last time a leap second was added to the calendar, a whole bunch of Websites including Gawker, Reddit, and Netflix went down, along with Qantas Airlines.

It appeared the problem was caused by a routine in Linux that was created during a long dry spell of no leap seconds, so Linux was incapable of handling the addition. The result was servers locked up.

wired.com

(The Inside Story of the Extra Second that Crashed the Web)

I presume Mr. Johnson is aware of the problem here.

But I thought Linux was infallible and perfect /sarc

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:02:38pm
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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:03:22pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

Bundy should just be grateful his sorry ass isn’t behind bars.

Bundy ought to be glad he wasn’t black and on the street in a city somewhere pulling his armed standoff shit. But we already knew that.

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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:04:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:04:10pm

re: #122 nines09

Bundy ought to be glad he wasn’t black and on the street in a city somewhere pulling his armed standoff shit. But we already knew that.

or at Standing Rock.

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allegro  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:04:11pm

OT but about to bust…

I feel a bit heelish during such a sad and scary time to be… WHEE!!!! I just got my new car yesterday - my first 21st century car! I’m squealing and dancing about, looking for errands to run like a 16 year old with a brand new drivers license. Took my dog on his first ride after putting our yin-yang hand-paw decal on the back window. We went to Wendy’s and he got his own little bacon burger. We shared the fries. It’s official now. (Added bonus for Buddy: it has a “cat folder” button. I knew he’d like that. Haha.)

I drove in with my well-worn 1998 Ford F150 and drove out with a 2016 Hyundai Sonata. That might explain a few things. :D

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:04:56pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:06:01pm

Is this the coolest thing ever?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:06:45pm

re: #123 wrenchwench

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:07:11pm

I just can’t even…

The report:

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:07:21pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not white. And I’m white. I can see me standing on a street corner with a pistol and the cops talk to me. If I was…..It would be “GET ON THE GROUND NOW’….Followed by “pop pop pop”.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:14:43pm

re: #120 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

But I thought Linux was infallible and perfect /sarc

My wife is a Linux geek; she can be really insufferable about it.

Her Websites all have the disclaimer on the home page “No Microsoft products were harmed in the production of this Website”

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:15:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:17:50pm

re: #126 darthstar

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Yeah well fuck you too Jeb.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:20:09pm

re: #133 HappyWarrior

Yeah well fuck you too Jeb.

Cashing in on the apocalypse.

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:20:43pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

So President Obama is worse than BDS (#4), worse then neo-Nazi white supremacists (#5), worse than Hamas (#6), and worse than Holocaust deniers (#10). Got it.

Screw these Von ClownStick-loving assholes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:22:27pm

Comparing Liberal Jews to collaborators is also a favorite word trick of Baby Whiplash and Shrieking Pammy.

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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:22:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:24:06pm

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

Comparing Liberal Jews to collaborators is also a favorite word trick of Baby Whiplash and Shrieking Pammy.

There’s something really wrong with that. I’d love for Ben and Pammy to tell Bibi’s Israeli opposition that they’re not real Jews and they’re like Nazi collaborators to their faces but Ben and Pammy are cowards.

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darthstar  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:24:31pm
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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:24:34pm

re: #135 CuriousLurker

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:26:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:27:33pm

re: #137 gocart mozart

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Said much better than I could. There are a lot of people out there who do depend on government programs who vote Republican because they don’t like someone else benefiting. I saw an article about how the coal miners who voted Trump are already worried about losing their health care. In the past, I might feel bad but it’s really hard to do so anymore because we tried talking to these people and they had no desire to listen to us. I don’t want them to suffer but damn it, I don’t want us to pander to them either.

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BeachDem  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:27:50pm

re: #90 GlutenFreeJesus

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:27:57pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*SNERK*

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:28:35pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I forgot, where was this concern about rhetoric in the Obama years? Oh wait.

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:32:05pm

Since everyone’s flipping the bird, I want one of these coffee mugs (but I’m not willing to pay $25 for it).

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:32:05pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Said much better than I could. There are a lot of people out there who do depend on government programs who vote Republican because they don’t like someone else benefiting. I saw an article about how the coal miners who voted Trump are already worried about losing their health care. In the past, I might feel bad but it’s really hard to do so anymore because we tried talking to these people and they had no desire to listen to us. I don’t want them to suffer but damn it, I don’t want us to pander to them either.

They made their own bed. I have no sympathy for them, they got what is coming to them.

It sounds harsh, but fuck ‘em. Give ‘em a taste of their own medicine.

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calochortus  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:32:27pm

re: #125 allegro

OT but about to bust…

I feel a bit heelish during such a sad and scary time to be… WHEE!!!! I just got my new car yesterday - my first 21st century car! I’m squealing and dancing about, looking for errands to run like a 16 year old with a brand new drivers license. Took my dog on his first ride after putting our yin-yang hand-paw decal on the back window. We went to Wendy’s and he got his own little bacon burger. We shared the fries. It’s official now. (Added bonus for Buddy: it has a “cat folder” button. I knew he’d like that. Haha.)

I drove in with my well-worn 1998 Ford F150 and drove out with a 2016 Hyundai Sonata. That might explain a few things. :D

No need to feel like a heel. Take joy where you can find it. It will help you deal with the bad stuff. Besides, if we’re all miserable all the time, certain conservatives will feel good about it.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:32:49pm

re: #148 electrotek

They made their own bed. I have no sympathy for them, they got what is coming to them.

It sounds harsh, but fuck ‘em. Give ‘em a taste of their own medicine.

Problem is, we get what’s coming to them, too.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:34:23pm

re: #148 electrotek

They made their own bed. I have no sympathy for them, they got what is coming to them.

It sounds harsh, but fuck ‘em. Give ‘em a taste of their own medicine.

Sympathy, not at all but wishing ill fortune, none of that either. My point is I don’t want to hear crying about how we don’t understand them when they don’t want to listen to us in teh first place because they believe right wing lies time and time again.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:36:17pm
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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:36:30pm

re: #150 Anymouse

Problem is, we get what’s coming to them, too.

Unfortunately you’re right about that.

Argh.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:37:33pm

I mean I’m sorry but how many times have these people been told that the Dems are out for their guns and how many times have they in fact increased their gun ownership in a Dem presidency? How many times have they been told about abortion on demand when abortion actually decreases in Democratic presidencies. They believe the lies about same sex marriage too. i’m sorry but these people are easily conned. Do I want them to suffer? No but I have a limited amount of sympathy for people who probably just see me as a stupid libtard.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:37:48pm

re: #152 The Vicious Babushka

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But hey those stupid milleials. Oh wait.

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electrotek  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:37:54pm

re: #151 HappyWarrior

Sympathy, not at all but wishing ill fortune, none of that either. My point is I don’t want to hear crying about how we don’t understand them when they don’t want to listen to us in teh first place because they believe right wing lies time and time again.

I just don’t want to give them the benefit of the doubt anymore since we live in a time where they could easily seek out the information and verify its validity. If they have access to Facebook, then they could simply search via Google and do some more research before they start swallowing the lies the right wing feeds them, hook, line, sinker and all.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:37:57pm

swpc.noaa.gov

Minor geomagnetic storm watch issued for December 31.

Leap seconds, solar flares, cats and dogs living together, wow, 2016 is really messed up.

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gocart mozart  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:38:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:39:47pm

re: #156 electrotek

I just don’t want to give them the benefit of the doubt anymore since we live in a time where they could easily seek out the information and verify its validity. If they have access to Facebook, then they could simply search via Google and do some more research before they start swallowing the lies the right wing feeds them, hook, line, sinker and all.

We’re on the same page buddy.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:44:34pm

re: #159 HappyWarrior

We’re on the same page buddy.

A lot of people in places like where I live don’t have access to Google or Facebook. They have access to our regional conservative leaning newspaper and FOX News Channel.

You have to have affordable Internet service for access to the Internet. (That’s why I am the only person in my town that has service, and even then it goes through an ISP in Jefferson City, Missouri.) You have to have cable service to be able to get cable TV, and the local radio stations are FOX or Christian programming.

Since no one wants to invest in Internet or wireless service across vast portions of the USA, it is not suprising that so many people who live in those areas do not have access to things like facts. (That is part of the reason I continue to fight for funding of our public library in my village, since it is the only other place in town with Internet service.)

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:46:45pm

re: #102 Quiet Storm

OT: but interesting essay. Link

I found the article, but you’ve got an extra http:// in front of the URL, which breaks the link. It’s corrected in the quoted portion above).

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:48:38pm

I can like subtle.

Giphy

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:54:18pm

I had to fix my mom’s computer today. She let her subscription to McAfee lapse for 2 years. Oy.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:56:24pm

re: #162 Unshaken Defiance

Robot of Sherwood.

During the seesawing of who Clara loves that season, she tilts towards the Doctor here.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:57:30pm

Now that the War on Christmas is over for another year, FOX gets back to what it does best: The War on food stamps. This is the kind of news you get here. You want people to get real news for an informed electorate, then someone is going to have to either:

a) Invest in infrastructure improvements to Internet and wireless service
b) Ban people in places where I live from voting

I chose a).

Oh, goody, with the War On Christmas once again successfully won and presumably put away for the year — though sometimes, like your most-hated neighbor, Fox just leaves its War On Christmas lights up all year — the “fair and balanced” news network can get back to one of its favorite steaming piles of weasel poop: the notion that food stamp fraud is out of control because of course it is, didn’t you see the one surfer dude at the supermarket who bought all those crab legs with an EBT card? You know you did, because it was on Fox! This time around, the headline’s pretty subtle: Food Stamp Fraud at All-Time High: Is It Time to End the Program? Here’s your fact-free ranting from Tuesday’s Fox & Friends:

Fox claims — without citation of course — that “$70 million of taxpayer money was wasted in 2016 due to food stamp fraud.” How incredibly shocking! It must be time to end Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) — the replacement for food stamps — altogether, since obviously everyone using the program is cheating the American Taxpayer!

More at Wonkette: wonkette.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:59:12pm

re: #164 Ziggy_TARDIS

Robot of Sherwood.

During the seesawing of who Clara loves that season, she tilts towards the Doctor here.

I gotta get back in. I missed last season.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:59:48pm
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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 3:59:53pm

re: #147 CuriousLurker

Since everyone’s flipping the bird, I want one of these coffee mugs (but I’m not willing to pay $25 for it).

I have the gloves to wear with it:

Cheaper, too. [not all sizes available, shipping and handling not included. nor batteries.]

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:01:39pm

re: #164 Ziggy_TARDIS

That’s what Season 8 was with Clara, with her arc. Being pulled in 2 directions, between the safe, comfortable life of Earth (With Danny), or the dashing, adventurous, and exciting life across the universe (with the Doctor).

In the end, she doesn’t get a choice because of her seesawing and indecisiveness. But the exciting life led to fixing the crisis at the time.

And yes, I am one of those annoying people who ships. Guess who in this case?

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Skip Intro  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:02:24pm

The data is in: Total cost for Obama family vacations over 8 years $85 million, or around what we’re paying in security for Melania to live in her gold plated cage for less than 3 months.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:02:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:06:48pm

bring out the tiny violins:

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calochortus  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:08:35pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, the horror of preserving things!

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Skip Intro  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:10:11pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Political cronyism”? I thought that was what the states want to do by selling off government land to the paymasters of the politicians in those states.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:11:25pm
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wrenchwench  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:14:22pm

Later, lizards.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:15:30pm

re: #99 makeitstop

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Wow. Thank you SO MUCH!

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:15:35pm

re: #168 wrenchwench

I have the gloves to wear with it:

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Cheaper, too. [not all sizes available, shipping and handling not included. nor batteries.]

😆😆😆

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austin_blue  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:17:28pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

bring out the tiny violins:

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“greater in size than a number of the original 13 States”

Yes, there is a number. That number is two, RI and Connecticut.

My heart bleeds these poor, oppressed people.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:19:27pm

re: #177 GlutenFreeJesus

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You’re very welcome. I wish I could give more, and I will.

I’ve never had a calamity like that strike (knocking wood), but I know what it’s like to be in need.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:19:34pm

re: #144 BeachDem

Thank you!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:20:15pm

re: #180 makeitstop

Yeah same here. This has been as close as something like this has hit me. Thank you again!

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Alyosha  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:22:29pm

‘My ignorance is as important as your knowledge.’

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:25:03pm

Ugggggghhh. *spit* Here are a couple for your block lists:

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:26:57pm

Ht 2 CL 4 Rt

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bratwurst  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:27:38pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Mountain That Blogs  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:30:11pm

The best part is where he keeps arguing after getting owned by the Auschwitz Museum

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Alyosha  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:31:35pm

Gotta get back to work.

89 degrees F.
53% humidity.

Lend me your snowy gales!!
Laters.

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CuriousLurker  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:34:27pm

I’m outta here for now, but before I go:

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:37:31pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:38:05pm
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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:39:21pm

re: #190 Charles Johnson

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Not entirely sure I can believe a guy allied with actual neo-Nazis when he says he hates kapos.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:39:38pm

re: #190 Charles Johnson

Is that why he sided with Trumpenfurher? Does that not make him the equivalent of a kapo?

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Bubblehead II  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:44:12pm

Night Lizards.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:47:19pm

Been a Jeff Beck fan since Freeway Jam and my very first speeding ticket. IMHO Loud Hailer is his best work in some time, love the vocalist

premierguitar.com

Jeff Beck - Loud Hailer (Full Album 2016)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:49:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:53:01pm

and the hits keep coming:

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:53:06pm

What a despicable piece of shit this guy is.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 4:59:02pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

What a despicable piece of shit this guy is.

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You can’t fix stupid, and hate is even worse as it is far more deliberate.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:00:42pm

re: #190 Charles Johnson

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Yeah because you know so much more than the people who run Auschwitz, Kurt. Maybe you shouldn’t call people Kapo, you fuckwad, oh and by the John Kerry actually had family that died in the camps, you hateful piece of shit.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:02:12pm

re: #183 Alyosha

‘My ignorance is as important as your knowledge.’

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If he respectfully disagreed, he wouldn’t be calling people who disagree with his opinion, Kapos. Face it Kurt, you only “care” about Israel to attack Obama and Kerry, not any love or respect for the Israeli and Jewish people.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:04:38pm

They only care about Israel and Jews as a matter of attacking the left. If Bibi or any Israeli leader attacked Trump the way he has Obama, their ugly and true colors would be showing here. Remember, it was Jim Baker who said fuck the Jews, they don’t vote fur us anyhow and it was Reagan and Nixon who employed Buchanan. These are who you’re throwing your lot in with Bibi.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:06:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:08:14pm

re: #203 Charles Johnson

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Can you point out to him that Kerry’s family actually lost people in the Holocaust. It’s beyond offensive for him to liken Kerry or any of Obama’s advisers that have Jewish ancestors that perished in the Holocaust to Kapos. He’s pathetic.

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:10:15pm

and a one, and a two, and a lalala lala laa

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:11:16pm

re: #205 nines09

Like the tiny hands alteration/photoshop. :)

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Eventual Carrion  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:13:32pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Isn’t the evil TPP trade agreement the reason all those funds were allocated in the first place? Like that $50B tRump was taking credit for was part of the $100B already being made available because of the TPP.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:15:51pm

re: #129 CuriousLurker

I just can’t even…

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The report:

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I have a feeling Simon Wiesenthal would not want his name associated with that “report.”

The whole freaking world is losing its collective shit.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:17:59pm

re: #29 calochortus

Delta bought 25 A350XWB’s and will be the launch customer for the A330neo-since they already have a metric shitton of A330s and A320 that makes sense.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:20:28pm
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Amory Blaine  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:23:17pm

Fox News wonders whether we should cancel food stamps because 0.09% of spending is fraudulent

A bit over 44 million Americans participate in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly referred to as food stamps. That’s a higher number than in most years past, representing about 13.7 percent of the U.S. population, but it’s down from the high of 47.6 million in 2013, 14.9 percent of the population that year.

What’s incensing Fox News, though, is that 2016 saw a record-high level of fraud in the system, with $70 million wasted. The network hosted a discussion Tuesday morning with a simple conceit: Should the program therefore be ended?

In December 2013, a poll conducted by United Technologies with the National Journal asked Americans whether they thought that changing the rules to limit food stamp availability should be approved, even if it kicked 4 million people off the support system. Two-thirds of Americans said that was acceptable. How many would accept booting all 44 million isn’t clear.

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:25:25pm

re: #211 Amory Blaine

Fox News wonders whether we should cancel food stamps because 0.09% of spending is fraudulent

Fox News wants to kill it because 99.91% of it actually helps people they hate.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:26:20pm

Information released about Debbie Reynold’s trip to the hospital now indicates the issue was a stroke.

huffingtonpost.com

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:26:46pm

Reason #5,789 why I should slam my fingers in a car door. Repeatedly.

Joe Bonamassa is going to leave behind a museum of vintage Fender amps and guitars. And a warehouse of Gibson and others. The guy not only is a magician, he’s a collector. And if you ever get the chance to see him, do it. Do not die without seeing him rip the lid off the place.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:26:56pm

I’m pretty sure that when we get nuked from orbit (just to make sure), this will be one of the reasons.

And the reasons I refer to is that some people simply think that throwing around catchphrases and terms of art makes them sound smart when it reveals their idiocy and inability to form a coherent or rational thought.

Kurt’s comment was asinine to start with, and his response to the Auschwitz Museum is uninformed pablum for the consumption of like minded Trump twits. In fact, it is part of Trump’s appeal - people who throw together a bunch of words and phrases and make it appear that they know what they’re talking about when reality is quite the opposite.

Reality is that most Israelis don’t care for Netanyahu. His hold in the Knesset is tenuous at best. He’s got 30 seats; his main rival has 24 (Zionist Union). Yesh Atid, Joint List, and Meretz add another 29. He needs a coalition of religious parties to maintain power along with the ultranationalist Lieberman who is pulling the strings at the Foreign Ministry.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:28:26pm

re: #214 nines09

Reason #5,789 why I should slam my fingers in a car door. Repeatedly.

Joe Bonamassa is going to leave behind a museum of vintage Fender amps and guitars. And a warehouse of Gibson and others. The guy not only is a magician, he’s a collector. And if you ever get the chance to see him, do it. Do not die without seeing him rip the lid off the place.

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NO! Please release them into the market (where they will promptly be bought up by douchebags who make money on jacking pharmaceutical prices and…). Never mind.

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VegasGolfer  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:29:41pm

crooksandliars.com
Trump followers are as easily triggered as the orange skined buffoon himself is.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:32:03pm

OT: but I just had a look at my Griswold 4” pan. Probably not as sought after as I thought. A 702, it’s fetching between $60-100 on eBay. There’s another 4” that is going for over $1000. I think my granddad’s one-egg may have been either this or a 3” Wagner Ware that can be had, even as vintage, for less than $20. Back to playing lottery….

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:32:11pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

DT has been seeking of offload TMUS for a bit, but since their foul-mouthed CEO John Legere has been running the show he really has been shaking up the cellular industry bigtime. I’ve been a happy customer of T-Mobile for close to 10 years now, and their service is outsanding-especially with all the new Band 12 deplyments. TMUS even blew by Sprint to take the number 3 spot behind Tweelde-Dumb Verizon and Tweedle-Dumber AT&T (as Legere would say.) Go look at his Twitter feed-sometimes it’s a real hoot.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:35:43pm

In a world full of shit, some shitting gets overlooked.

Obama today announced that he would be protecting 1.65 million acres of land, which is his right as President under the Wilderness Act and Antiquities Acts. This includes lands in Nevada and Utah that are held sacred by Native Americans.

So, of course, the GOP loses its collective shit.

They think that Obama has overstepped his power (he hasn’t). They want to sue (they have no grounds).

Failing that, they’re intent on amending the Wilderness Act and Antiquities Act and gutting them so that the energy companies, mining companies, and private businesses can trash the environment and lay waste to federal lands for their personal profit, while our national and natural heritage goes to crap.

Teddy Roosevelt could be an unlimited source of power giving that he’s spinning in his grave watching the GOP shred the very concepts he held near and dear. And that includes environmental protection - including the Antiquities Act he brought to fruition.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:35:49pm

re: #212 Unshaken Defiance

Fox News wants to kill it because 99.01% of it actually helps people they hate.

It’s worse. It’s actually 99.91%.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:36:49pm
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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:37:57pm

re: #214 nines09

Reason #5,789 why I should slam my fingers in a car door. Repeatedly.

Joe Bonamassa is going to leave behind a museum of vintage Fender amps and guitars. And a warehouse of Gibson and others. The guy not only is a magician, he’s a collector. And if you ever get the chance to see him, do it. Do not die without seeing him rip the lid off the place.

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No car door slamming here, please. That actually happened to me three years ago (pickup tailgate, actually), and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I couldn’t play for three months and it was the worst time of my life.

Here’s a detailed look at Joe’s collection. Very cool, and Joe gets my respect because he collects for the right reasons.

Welcome To Nerdville: Inside Joe Bonamassa’s Museum and Vintage Guitar Collection

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:38:55pm

HAPPY HANUKKAH LGF!! LIGHT #5.
On Day 3 of my California vacation, we went to Pat’s restaurant with my mom. I had a strawberry mojito.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:38:58pm

Somebody save us from well-meaning left wingers who don’t understand how evil people like Kurt Schlichter are, and insist on treating them as if they were capable of rational behavior.

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Belafon  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:39:30pm

re: #222 Charles Johnson

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If I had Obama’s power to get under Trump’s skin, all I would talk about right now is about how Trump’s just a puppet with Putin’s hand up his ass.

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:39:37pm
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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:41:48pm

re: #216 Barefoot Grin

He is buying up just about all he can it seems and he plays them all. I know he booked seats on airliners so the guitar he bought would never leave his sight. A person like him I like that, because they talk to him and he knows what they are. I sit and remember all the guitars and amps and pedals that I went through. Still have my 1966 Fender Pro Reverb and I play it out.
It’s like anything else, rare means $$. The story on Stevie Ray and his famous Strat and how he came about it is a good one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:45:55pm

FUCKING 2016

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Unshaken Defiance  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:45:57pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s worse. It’s actually 99.91%.

Heh, fixed, that’s not math I should mess up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:46:09pm

re: #224 The Vicious Babushka

HAPPY HANUKKAH LGF!! LIGHT #5.
On Day 3 of my California vacation, we went to Pat’s restaurant with my mom. I had a strawberry mojito.

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this is the day when it takes a suspiciously similar appearance to a single finger salute.

I like it.

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:47:45pm

re: #223 makeitstop

Yes. Joe is the real deal. He’s a collector at heart. For all the right reasons. I know you play. Cover bar band? Just curious.

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scottslemmons  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:48:22pm

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

FUCKING 2016

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What a terrible week for that poor family. :(

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:50:24pm

Dear 2016:
The Cheeto Benito
The Cheeto Benito’s VP
Pat Robertson
Ted Nugent

Come on, you can do this.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:50:29pm

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

FUCKING 2016

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How very sad. Could be a death from a broken heart.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:51:04pm

I’m still watching the great Joe Bonamassa(sp?) video makeitstop posted, but there was a good interview with Derek Trucks on Marc Maron last week where Derek talks about running into Joe when they were both kind of child freak shows on the blues circuit. He says, “I know Joe, and he isn’t like this now, but when we were about 12 and played on the same stage once, Joe said to his dad ‘get me a Coke, I’m thirsty,’ and my dad turned to me and said ‘if you ever say something like that to me I’ll kick your ass so fast…’.”

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Belafon  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:52:24pm

re: #234 The Vicious Babushka

Dear 2016:
The Cheeto Benito
The Cheeto Benito’s VP
Pat Robertson
Ted Nugent

Come on, you can do this.

God may be keeping those around until we on the left learn to properly fight them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:52:57pm
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Joe Bacon  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:53:01pm

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

FUCKING 2016

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As if we needed to get hit over the head with yet another 2 by 4…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:54:04pm
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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:55:02pm

Wikipedia wasted no time on its article about Debbie Reynolds. They also had to disable the article’s editing feature due to alleged vandalism.

en.wikipedia.org

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:55:09pm

re: #236 Barefoot Grin

It’s a minor miracle Joe turned out to be the good guy he is. Go to youtube and search for Danny Gatton 12 year old bonamassa. Danny was an unbelieveable Tele player who I think scared the shit out of the established C&W industry. Sad ending to a great talent. Joe had good folks around him.

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:55:18pm

re: #214 nines09

Reason #5,789 why I should slam my fingers in a car door. Repeatedly.

Joe Bonamassa is going to leave behind a museum of vintage Fender amps and guitars. And a warehouse of Gibson and others. The guy not only is a magician, he’s a collector. And if you ever get the chance to see him, do it. Do not die without seeing him rip the lid off the place.

Seen him twice at Red Rocks. Amazing stuff.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:56:37pm

re: #232 nines09

Yes. Joe is the real deal. He’s a collector at heart. For all the right reasons. I know you play. Cover bar band? Just curious.

A couple of bar bands, two live karaoke bands, a tribute band and an original band. I just like to keep working.

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:57:07pm

“Age of computer.” “We have speed.”

What a doofus.

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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:57:45pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

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“Age of computer.” “We have speed.”

What a doofus.

“The cyber”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:57:55pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

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“Age of computer.” “We have speed.”

What a doofus.

DT forgot to mention the “series of tubes”.

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:57:58pm

re: #243 teleskiguy

My kid was there for the Muddy Wolf tour. Killer band.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:58:34pm
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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:59:04pm

re: #244 makeitstop

And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes, you know it’s not Saturday night? //

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:59:20pm

re: #242 nines09

It’s a minor miracle Joe turned out to be the good guy he is. Go to youtube and search for Danny Gatton 12 year old bonamassa. Danny was an unbelieveable Tele player who I think scared the shit out of the established C&W industry. Sad ending to a great talent. Joe had good folks around him.

Gatton is my guy. That man could play anything. I wish he was still around.

I still get lost watching his old videos.

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Anymouse  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:59:40pm

I need a nap. I’ll catch y’all later.

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 28, 2016 • 5:59:51pm

re: #249 Dave In Austin

Debbie too? OMG. Rest in Peace Ms Reynolds.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:00:02pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:00:29pm

re: #242 nines09

re: #251 makeitstop

Danny Gatton was the man. So sad what happened to him. And Roy Buchanan.

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:02:44pm
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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:03:06pm

re: #250 nines09

And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes, you know it’s not Saturday night? //

Some nights you can see the gears in my head spinning. :)

The karaoke bands are the craziest. A list of 300 songs, and I don’t know what I’m playing until they count off.

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lawhawk  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:03:16pm

Baruch Dayan Emet.

Seriously, this family has gone through so much, and so much over just the past week, to lose both Carrie and Debbie within hours is heartbreaking. So many people (mostly those who aren’t old enough to remember) know Debbie merely as Carrie’s mom, but Debbie was a tremendous actress and movie star in her own right.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:03:47pm

It has started raining here in the Backwoods.

kinda appropriate.

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retired cynic  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:04:39pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one that still wonders about the validity of the Ohio vote in 2004! Charlie Pierce is on my side:

“It’s no secret that I’ve always liked John Kerry more than do a number of people with whom I’d ordinarily agree on other things. I don’t think he ran a very good presidential campaign in 2004, but I don’t think he ran that bad a campaign, either. (And I’d still like a liberal application of sodium pentothal to the election officials in Ohio, starting with Ken Blackwell.)”

esquire.com

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:05:11pm
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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:05:50pm

re: #251 makeitstop

I mean…..Who wouldn’t want to follow this?…..

Danny Gatton Slide

That sax player is Bill Holloman, another giant. Playing freaking Sushi Bars..

One Way - Bill Holloman Quartet

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:07:53pm

re: #255 teleskiguy

Danny Gatton was the man. So sad what happened to him. And Roy Buchanan.

I heard a story that when Gatton was working and Buchanan wasn’t Roy would call in a fire alarm at the club where Gatton was playing.

They had quite the rivalry going on for a while there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:07:55pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:09:32pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:09:53pm
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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:11:40pm

re: #263 nines09

I mean…..Who wouldn’t want to follow this?…..

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My favorite:

“Harlem Nocturn” Danny Gatton desktop

He demonstrated all the capabilities of the Telecaster.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:12:16pm

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:12:51pm

re: #270 Eric The Fruit Bat

Is it me, or did the post edit icon go missing?

Yeah, where’s the little pencil?

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:13:24pm

re: #271 teleskiguy

Oh wait, I see the little pencil.

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sagehen  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:13:58pm

re: #258 lawhawk

So many people (mostly those who aren’t old enough to remember) know Debbie merely as Carrie’s mom, but Debbie was a tremendous actress and movie star in her own right.

I heard Michael Musto yesterday trying to explain it as Debbie Reynolds is Jennifer Aniston, Eddie Fisher is Brad Pitt and Elizabeth Taylor is Angelina Jolie…

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freetoken  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:19:07pm

2016 just needs to go away.

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teleskiguy  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:19:51pm

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:20:49pm

re: #242 nines09

It’s a minor miracle Joe turned out to be the good guy he is. Go to youtube and search for Danny Gatton 12 year old bonamassa. Danny was an unbelieveable Tele player who I think scared the shit out of the established C&W industry. Sad ending to a great talent. Joe had good folks around him.

Isn’t Gatton considered the best guitar player no one knows, other than other guitar players?

Speaking of rare guitars. I picked up a guitar at a pawn shop a way long time ago that caught my eye in the front window because I had no idea what the hell it was as having never seen, read of or heard of before.

I thought at the time it might have been a Fender Mustang that someone cut into what this guitar looked like, but then the finish was in original condition showing no sings of modification.

I bought it for $65 and repainting the pawn shops sign on the side of the building. I was in art school at the time, and doing sound for a bunch of friends bands. I had wanted a guitar to learn on, and this seemed like a decent starter. I also discovered it was a 3/4 scale neck.

Many years later I saw a picture of Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads bassist) with a blue Fender that was exactly like mine. That told me it was an original Fender something-or-another. That got me to searching and a local Columbus Guitar guy told me it was considered a Musicmaster, sold at Music Land stores for beginners and they suggested them for guitar lessons. I did more digging and found it was also referred to as an Arrow and a Swinger.

A few years ago I needed bucks big time after being out of work and decided to dig it out and sell it as I no longer played it and had put it away for years. I took images and sent out emails to several vintage guitar dealers hoping it would be worth something.

About an hour after I sent out the emails I had gotten two responses. One of the dealers was Gary’s Classic Guitars in Cincinnati. They seemed more then interested and we set up a meeting where I drove the guitar down to Cinci. On the spot they offered me $1500 for it which was more than I had hoped. I had about $125.00 in at most. I took the deal. Had I had the original case they would have given me $1800.

A week or so later I saw my old buddy on Gary’s web site listed for $3875. Hey he has the connections and I figured he would mark it up so I had no issue with him pricing it that high. A month later I checked and it was already sold. I was happy that I had once had a true rare guitar. No idea what he sold it finally sold it for.

One guy I played with always mocked that guitar as a toy and worthless. I called him and told him the story of the deal, etc. I don’t think he believes me to this day. Fuck him. I won!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:22:10pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:26:41pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That is a fantastic image. So classic. That had to have been shot by a pro with a great eye for composition.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:29:49pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:30:45pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick had a star on the Walk of Fame for his idiotic TV show but Carrie Fisher didn’t have one??? WTF everything sucks

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nines09  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:31:42pm

re: #264 makeitstop
I have to go. Thanks all. Imagine being the rhythm guitarist and Danny throws you a look like “take one”, (play a lead)…………Chest pains……

one more

Danny Gatton “Sleepwalk” Melody & Solo .mov

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VegasGolfer  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:35:11pm

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

newsfeed.time.com
Its a bullshit premise, getting a star on the walk of fame.
Probably why Carrie didnt have one.
But its cool that the fans made the gesture.

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:39:17pm

Heh. Did a Google image search for Tina Weymouth and up popped this picture. Not the one I remember, but a Swinger/Arrow/Musiclander. Maybe she had a couple of them or something.

Tina Weymouth with a Fender Swinger Guitar.
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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:39:41pm

re: #281 nines09

I have to go. Thanks all. Imagine being the rhythm guitarist and Danny throws you a look like “take one”, (play a lead)…………Chest pains……

LOL. Indeed. I’d just hand him my guitar and say ‘You do it.’ :)

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TedStriker  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:40:22pm

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

FUCKING 2016

Always in threes: George Michael, then Carrie Fisher (though it can be said she was the first of the three, it was just delayed a few days due to heroic measures), then Debbie Reynolds.

Fuck 2016, fuck this year so hard.

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makeitstop  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:43:17pm

re: #283 ObserverArt

Heh. Did a Google image search for Tina Weymouth and up popped this picture. Not the one I remember, but a Swinger/Arrow/Musiclander. Maybe she had a couple of them or something.

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The Swinger was actually made from leftover parts - the bodies were leftover Bass V bodies that they cut that notch into to make them smaller and lighter.

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TedStriker  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:44:55pm

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

Fuckface Von Clownstick had a star on the Walk of Fame for his idiotic TV show but Carrie Fisher didn’t have one??? WTF everything sucks

IIRC, stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are “sponsored” (IOW, the WoF foundation charges to put a star out on the Walk).

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ObserverArt  Dec 28, 2016 • 6:57:51pm

re: #286 makeitstop

The Swinger was actually made from leftover parts - the bodies were leftover Bass V bodies that they cut that notch into to make them smaller and lighter.

Yeah. I found out all about them. One of Leo Fender’s sales guys made the deals to use up the parts. I can’t remember the name right off.


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