Keith Olbermann Tones It Down and Makes a Frightening Amount of Sense

“He is not well”
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Keith Olbermann seems angry a lot of the time lately, and I don’t blame him. I’m angry too. The election of Donald Trump has set loose a lot of horrors in this country, and it frankly pisses me off that America has done this to itself. I mean, seriously, WTF America?

But in his latest video, Keith keeps the anger at a slow burn level, and it results in one of his most effective and frightening videos for GQ yet.

We’re in deep trouble, folks, because Donald Trump is not a well man.

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222 comments

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Kragar  Jan 5, 2017 • 5:57:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 5:57:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:00:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:03:13pm

Woot. Kids in the Hall maestro Dave Foley is following me.

And sometime last night I went over 30,000 followers. That’s probably why I’m getting attacked so much by the Trump cult lately.

The Doctor - Kids in the Hall

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:06:03pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:09:03pm

Hey, this article says I am viewer number 420.

Too bad I live in Nebraska. /s

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:09:13pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:09:19pm
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Joe Bacon  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:11:21pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:11:53pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:13:11pm

Olberman was always a talent obstructed by his temper. Now maybe he gets to his best right when it’s needed most.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:14:08pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:14:40pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon

What do Trump voters have to say?

E-mails! Benghazi! Monica Lewinsky! Obummer! Liberals!

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Kragar  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:15:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:16:01pm
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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:16:26pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

I find it harder and harder to breathe. The whole thing has to come crashing down before he gets his hands on things.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:16:51pm

re: #13 Anymouse

What do Trump voters have to say?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:19:27pm

looks like there’s a good chance I won’t be seeing MrBWS for a while…

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:21:08pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:21:50pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:21:53pm

re: #16 retired cynic

I find it harder and harder to breathe. The whole thing has to come crashing down before he gets his hands on things.

That might not happen, so far the weight of law is on his side. Since the EC he get’s sworn in unless he gets charged with a felony. Gotta think a little past January. We can do this.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:23:34pm

re: #21 Unshaken Defiance

That might not happen, so far the weight of law is on his side. Since the EC he get’s sworn in unless he gets charged with a felony. Gotta think a little past January. We can do this.

I love my country, damn it. I don’t want his filthy fingers on it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:23:59pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:24:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:26:47pm
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:28:01pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Dems need to introduce compromise legislation. Expecting Mexico to pay for the wall is unreasonable. Instead, they should offer matching funding: for every dollar Mexico pays, the legislature will authorize one US tax dollar. Surely this is a fair and reasonable deal for all concerned.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:29:19pm

re: #22 retired cynic

Not sleeping in our bed, not in our White House, not riding in our AF1. I hear ya loud and clear.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:29:40pm

re: #2 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think it’s clear he’s finally realizing that Mexico won’t actually pay for his stupid wall. The only problem is, a Republican-controlled Congress just might be moronic enough to do it.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:30:38pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:31:24pm
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Belafon  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:31:32pm

If you haven’t been keeping up with Chris Reeves over at Daily Kos, he was the guy running around Kansas the last couple of years getting all the Democratic party people working together which gained the most seats for Democrats of any state in the election. He’s written some pretty good pieces on what Democrats need to do. One thing he hasn’t written is that every state really needs a Chris Reeves. He has a new diary up talking about a NYT piece, but his analysis of what we should do next is this: get more Democrats to vote:

Turning out Democratic votes everywhere is important. It is the key to our future. Expecting Republicans to see the light or change, no matter whether you are selling them populism or conservadems are unlikely, no matter whether or not it fits any narrative.

If we want an honest dialog about how to grow our party and win elections, we have to stop beating ourselves up chasing imaginary targets and set realistic goals of how we grow, how we give voice to a message, and how we close the margins in areas we under perform, and how we run up vote totals were Democratic members do well.

And that will take a much more thoughtful analysis than we receive when we want to re-litigate the primaries or when we decide that Trump as punishment will influence anyone, or that they will even feel the real results.

We can get there. We can begin to change the numbers. There is no silver bullet. There will be no easy answer.

For now, I think we should all move past calls of what could have been done, and songs of praise for perceived retribution to others.

Both feel good. Neither, however, helps us bring out the votes we need. Not four years from now, not even 2 years from now. But the votes we need starting in months from now around the country in County, City, and State races.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:31:57pm
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Timothy Watson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:32:34pm

re: #26 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

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The Dems need to introduce compromise legislation. Expecting Mexico to pay for the wall is unreasonable. Instead, they should offer matching funding: for every dollar Mexico pays, the legislature will authorize one US tax dollar. Surely this is a fair and reasonable deal for all concerned.

Filibuster unless there are dollar-for-dollar cuts in the Defense budget.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:32:43pm

Great. Take away Grandama’s SS and Medicare to pay for that fucking wall. Hello popular revolt.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:34:18pm

re: #34 Unshaken Defiance

Great. Take away Grandama’s SS and Medicare to pay for that fucking wall. Hello popular revolt.

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:35:03pm

re: #34 Unshaken Defiance

Great. Take away Grandama’s SS and Medicare to pay for that fucking wall. Hello popular revolt.

Nah, they just got to keep them skeeered of rapey stabby by non-whites.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:35:53pm

re: #31 Belafon

But to do that, we have got to have a major effort at getting suppressed voters to have the proper IDs and to get them to vote early if possible. There is too much gerrymandering and voter suppression to ignore.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:39:38pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon

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Kragar  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:41:15pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:42:34pm

re: #24 The Vicious Babushka

Yum. They look nearly as good as my wife’s, though I might be biased.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:43:00pm
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Belafon  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:43:21pm

re: #37 retired cynic

But to do that, we have got to have a major effort at getting suppressed voters to have the proper IDs and to get them to vote early if possible. There is too much gerrymandering and voter suppression to ignore.

Agreed. Which is why we have to start now.

One of my wife’s coworkers voted for the first time in this election. He’s about 26-28, and Latino. I proposed a challenge to him, to get as many people as he can to register to vote for the next elections. I told him that Texas is going to make it hard, and they would need to start now, but if Texas Latinos could turn out to vote, they could change the state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:43:40pm

I need to keep this picture for future use.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:44:07pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

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He was saying what they wanted to hear.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:44:09pm

re: #36 William Lewis

Nah, they just got to keep them skeeered of rapey stabby by non-whites.

You can fool some of the people all the time…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:46:19pm

re: #37 retired cynic

But to do that, we have got to have a major effort at getting suppressed voters to have the proper IDs and to get them to vote early if possible. There is too much gerrymandering and voter suppression to ignore.

So those are tangible, achievable goals. Look at setting up an organization to assist minorities and low income folk with getting their voter ID in order on a state by state basis. Work to identify what worked in terms of getting out the vote and implement those measures across the country. These are some things Democrats should be doing.

And of course do what we can in the courts and in the legislatures to tackle those problems from the top down, but realize that we can attack these problems from multiple angles. Some people are going to be better at one type of problem solving, others at another tactic.

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BeachDem  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:47:37pm

So, I was going to watch ABC’s Menendez Brothers documentary tonight. I was a bit skeptical after seeing the bombastic promos and that they were calling it THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!! But I had watched every minute of both trials and admit to having been morbidly fascinated with the whole thing.

I lasted approximately 5 minutes. It was so melodramatically awful. Loud, raucous music, frenetic b-roll, with about 3-second average length of scenes; same with the interview segments—10 seconds then on to the next.

Any relationship to a documentary was purely coincidental. I guess the reality show dumbing down syndrome has crossed over into the documentary world. Sigh.

One amusing note was seeing Terry Moran, who is now a big shot “news” person was in it—at the time of the trials, he was just another CourtTV guy.

Oh well, back to Grace and Frankie.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:47:41pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

I need to keep this picture for future use.

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Saved it to my Image Library. A very expressive raccoon.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:48:08pm

re: #46 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So those are tangible, achievable goals. Look at setting up an organization to assist minorities and low income folk with getting their voter ID in order on a state by state basis. Work to identify what worked in terms of getting out the vote and implement those measures across the country. These are some things Democrats should be doing.

And of course do what we can in the courts and in the legislatures to tackle those problems from the top down, but realize that we can attack these problems from multiple angles. Some people are going to be better at one type of problem solving, others at another tactic.

Yes, lawsuits where possible, where a circuit court or appeals court is not tilted against us.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:49:35pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

Saved it to my Image Library. A very expressive raccoon.

He’s wearing a mask: Could be an appointment for Treasury Theft Czar.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:49:59pm

Nothing But Cheeto

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:50:18pm

So there is (I think) the world junior hockey championship going on right now (don’t quote me, I don’t follow all the lower level tournaments) and it has resulted in a funny gif which I share with you all.

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Kragar  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:50:18pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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JasonA  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:50:38pm

re: #38 Anymouse

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:52:02pm

re: #53 Kragar

Awww.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:52:48pm

re: #53 Kragar

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“Can I please have the sports section when you’re done?”

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:53:18pm

re: #54 JasonA

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:53:24pm
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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:54:27pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Awww.

They have the softest paws, and little ones just pat you and snuggle.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:54:53pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:55:57pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:56:23pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:56:43pm

re: #53 Kragar

Can I upding this 1,000 times? Please???

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Teukka  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:57:52pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 6:59:58pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

Worse still, it’s diarrhea.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:00:08pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:00:08pm

re: #64 Teukka

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Wishful thinking. They’ll find a way to spin this so that Drumpf isn’t walking back on his promises.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:05:23pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:05:43pm

re: #67 thedopefishlives

Wishful thinking. They’ll find a way to spin this so that Drumpf isn’t walking back on his promises.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:06:03pm

re: #67 thedopefishlives

Wishful thinking. They’ll find a way to spin this so that Drumpf isn’t walking back on his promises.

It’s not like Trump is friends with Paul Ryan or anything…

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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:07:15pm

re: #70 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Congress will pay for Trump’s wall just like they paid for GWB’s fence.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:07:31pm

re: #69 jaunte

…and Mexico, Ohio.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:08:04pm

Not from conservatives, though.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:14:11pm

re: #71 Skip Intro

Congress will pay for Trump’s wall just like they paid for GWB’s fence.

And those ‘robotic drones’ LOL

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:14:46pm

For the Ohio folks & anyone else.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:15:48pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:16:41pm

re: #76 jaunte

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Saw on twitter earlier: So the con man’s twitter is hacked. Announces a nuclear strike.

What next.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:19:22pm

re: #77 Stanley Sea

Saw on twitter earlier: So the con man’s twitter is hacked. Announces a nuclear strike.

What next.

I can shoot, I know how to field dress game, I have friends with self-sufficient remote cabins in the mountains.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:20:46pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

I can shoot, I know how to field dress game, I have friends with self-sufficient remote cabins in the mountains.

I have tents and field gear for primitive camping…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:21:00pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

I can shoot, I know how to field dress game, I have friends with self-sufficient remote cabins in the mountains.

I’m adjacent to Camp Pendleton. Think I’ll be toast.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:21:16pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

I can shoot, I know how to field dress game, I have friends with self-sufficient remote cabins in the mountains.

I do too (well, not the remote cabin in the mountains, my house is remote enough). I am also surrounded by Minuteman III silos so I probably won’t need those skills.

And, irradiated deer, elk, or farmland wouldn’t be much use anyway.

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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:21:27pm

New Photoshop animation based off an image from the previous thread posted by Charles.

You can sing along!

Enjoy!

I did.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:21:56pm

re: #80 Stanley Sea

I’m adjacent to Camp Pendleton. Think I’ll be toast.

Um, yeah, you may want to scoot north of San Fransisco.

Rogue River, Oregon maybe.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:21:58pm

re: #53 Kragar

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:22:54pm

re: #79 Scottishdragon

I have tents and field gear for primitive camping…

I’ve got that shit too. Couple pairs of good boots, big ol’ buck knife, plenty of warm clothes.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:22:56pm

“I pray the humans don’t fuck it all up for the rest of us.”

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:23:05pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

I can shoot, I know how to field dress game, I have friends with self-sufficient remote cabins in the mountains.

Better not be too close to Cheyenne Mountain…

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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:23:27pm

re: #77 Stanley Sea

Saw on twitter earlier: So the con man’s twitter is hacked. Announces a nuclear strike.

What next.

The only important thing would be it wasn’t Trump’s fault.

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prairiefire  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:23:31pm

Oh, no, I’m going to be toast. Middle of the country with the radiation radiating Out.

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:23:34pm

re: #81 Anymouse

I do too (well, not the remote cabin in the mountains, my house is remote enough). I am also surrounded by Minuteman III silos so I probably won’t need those skills.

And, irradiated deer, elk, or farmland wouldn’t be much use anyway.

Downwind from the Dakota silos.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:24:01pm

re: #81 Anymouse

I do too (well, not the remote cabin in the mountains, my house is remote enough). I am also surrounded by Minuteman III silos so I probably won’t need those skills.

And, irradiated deer, elk, or farmland wouldn’t be much use anyway.

Most fallout won’t affect meat that much (cut away the hide carefully and use fresh uncontaminated water if you have it)…but the cropland will be screwed up for decades.

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prairiefire  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:25:01pm

re: #91 Scottishdragon

The folks around the Savanah River Site say the hunting is very good.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:25:01pm

re: #87 William Lewis

Better not be too close to Cheyenne Mountain…

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:25:05pm

re: #85 teleskiguy

I’ve got that shit too. Couple pairs of good boots, big ol’ buck knife, plenty of warm clothes.

Lots of cooking gear and fireplace irons. Nice thing about Revolutionary War re-enacting. Most of the gear doubles as survival gear.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:26:04pm

re: #91 Scottishdragon

I’m an old fat cripple. I’ll just have to hope to get toasted right off the bat.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:26:18pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:26:44pm

re: #95 retired cynic

I’m an old fat cripple. I’ll just have to hope to get toasted right off the bat.

I’m no spring chicken and I’m a cripple too.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:27:23pm

Good night all…

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:28:29pm

re: #95 retired cynic

I’m an old fat cripple. I’ll just have to hope to get toasted right off the bat.

Well, I’m guessing my wife won’t be able to get her diabetes medication nor me my epilepsy medication. On the other hand, with all the silos we probably wouldn’t have to worry about that much.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:31:17pm

I’m toast (maps of missile silos around me):

en.wikipedia.org

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:32:21pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:33:12pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:35:16pm

It’s always been repeal and nothing. Are these people really this stupid?

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:36:23pm

re: #101 teleskiguy

If there is to be an impeachment or XXV Amendment intervention, I want it to be all-GOP. No Democratic assistance.

The Democrats do not have the power to do it, the Republicans have enough to do it by themselves. They put the fascist in charge of their party, they can remove him.

The blowback from Trump supporters would all be on the GOP.

And if they don’t remove him, the Dems can hang him like a millstone around their necks in the next election.

In the (extremely unlikely) event that Donald Trump turns out to be a good President, then the GOP can claim all the credit for that. Seems fair to me.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:36:30pm

re: #103 Skip Intro

Are these people really this stupid?

Is the Pope Catholic?

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:37:25pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

Let us publicly withhold from answering that insipid question from Joe Walsh until he makes his delinquent child support payments.

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:37:32pm

Well what a cheerful place. I’m not feeling like I’d even want to be one of the survivors.

Vera Lynn - We’ll Meet Again

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wheat-dogg  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:38:19pm

Excellent piece by Keith. He should do more of these “heart to heart” talks, because his ranting turns people off — even me, and I’m on his side!

Trump really is not right in the head. Whether it’s the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, or narcissistic personality disorder, or sociopathy, or whatever — it makes no difference. He is going to make an egregious error that even the Republicans and his own staff cannot ignore. My guess: it’s going to happen within the first six months of his administration. He’s already made one egregious error — not giving Obama’s ambassadors a grace period to close up their offices and smoothly pass the reins over to his nominees. That increases the chances of a serious diplomatic crisis within the first 30 days of his administration.

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:38:31pm

re: #104 Anymouse

If there is to be an impeachment or XXV Amendment intervention, I want it to be all-GOP. No Democratic assistance.

The Democrats do not have the power to do it, the Republicans have enough to do it by themselves. They put the fascist in charge of their party, they can remove him.

The blowback from Trump supporters would all be on the GOP.

And if they don’t remove him, the Dems can hang him like a millstone around their necks in the next election.

In the (extremely unlikely) event that Donald Trump turns out to be a good President, then the GOP can claim all the credit for that. Seems fair to me.

Right now, the Republicans have the power to impeach him - majority of the House - but not enough to remove him - 2/3 of the Senate.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:38:36pm

re: #100 Anymouse

I’m toast (maps of missile silos around me):

en.wikipedia.org

Buwaahaahaa! These are decoys! The real Minuteman missiles are deployed on disguised Baskin-Robbins, Piggly-Wiggly, and Walmart trucks around Lubbock and Abilene.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:39:06pm

re: #107 stpaulbear

Well what a cheerful place. I’m not feeling like I’d even want to be one of the survivors.

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In the event of a nuclear holocaust, I don’t. (I won’t survive anyway due to where I live, but if I lived elsewhere, like the East Coast, then when the food shipments to the cities stop it would be mass starvation.)

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:39:49pm

re: #109 Belafon

Right now, the Republicans have the power to impeach him - majority of the House - but not enough to remove him - 2/3 of the Senate.

Good, they’re stuck with him unless they invoke the XXV Amendment.

Let his supporters go after them, not us.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:39:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:40:34pm

re: #107 stpaulbear

Well what a cheerful place. I’m not feeling like I’d even want to be one of the survivors.

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I was reading about Vera Lynn just the other night. She is still with us and will turn 100 on March 17.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:41:23pm

re: #107 stpaulbear

Well what a cheerful place. I’m not feeling like I’d even want to be one of the survivors.

Vera Lynn… it seems only appropriate…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:41:47pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:41:49pm

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel

Buwaahaahaa! These are decoys! The real Minuteman missiles are deployed on disguised Baskin-Robbins, Piggly-Wiggly, and Walmart trucks around Lubbock and Abilene.

All those little fenced-in areas around here with US Government Property signs and motion sensors and cameras and stuff? Decoys. They just run Air Force trucks up and down our roads to them to add realism. /s

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:42:34pm

re: #107 stpaulbear

Well what a cheerful place. I’m not feeling like I’d even want to be one of the survivors.

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Well, for what it is worth, I set my goals and intentions for 2017 this week and have every intention of following through on them.

And an aspiration or two, but that’s a little less concrete than the goals.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:43:20pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:44:01pm

re: #118 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Well, for what it is worth, I set my goals and intentions for 2017 this week and have every intention of following through on them.

And an aspiration or two, but that’s a little less concrete than the goals.

Yup, that’s the way to handle it. I can’t do anything about the nukes; we’ve had nukes all my life, so worrying about them seems rather pointless. Anyone makes a decision to use them is unlikely to consult me first.

I still have to move that LiveJournal blog to Wordpress.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:46:27pm

re: #116 Charles Johnson

Congratulations, Mr. Johnson. New goal: 40,000.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:46:36pm

For those in the southeastern U.S. getting snowed on:

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wheat-dogg  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:47:22pm

If I were an aggressive leader of an aggressive nation, or of a political/military group, I’d take a look at the total clown show that is the Trump administration, and make an aggressive move this month or next, because Trump’s crew is so disorganized and inexperienced, they won’t know how to respond.

Transitions of powers are always perilous times. Normally, administrations ensure that the transitions proceed smoothly, for the security of the nation, even when passing control to the other political party. Trump, however, seems dead set on rejecting everything that Obama has offered and common sense requires, leaving a window of opportunity for a major fuck up by outside parties. There are career people in the executive branch and the military who could ameliorate the situation, but they can only do so much when they have no effective leadership.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:48:13pm

re: #119 jaunte

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Exactly.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:50:13pm

re: #119 jaunte

I suspect more norteamericanos will emigrate to Mexico than mexicanos to los EEUU, once the reality of a Trump presidency sinks in.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:50:48pm

re: #117 Anymouse

All those little fenced-in areas around here with US Government Property signs and motion sensors and cameras and stuff? Decoys. They just run Air Force trucks up and down our roads to them to add realism. /s

Obviously. If you only had to fool, say, Alex Jones and the Jade Helm mob, a hand-lettered sign saying “MISSLE BASE” would probably suffice. Russians are not so gullible though, hence the elaborate props you’ve noticed.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:51:05pm
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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:51:05pm

re: #124 Stanley Sea

Trump has lived in a cocoon his whole life. He doesn’t really comprehend that other people have agency, and make decisions that will benefit them without regard for what he wants. It’s an odd blindness for someone with his years of business experience.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:52:18pm

re: #128 jaunte

Which is why he keeps going under, financially. And trying things like Trump Water and Trump Steaks.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:52:30pm

Meanwhile here… .

Here now: Fair -16°F (-27°C)

forecast.weather.gov

Wind chill warning

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -18. Wind chill values between -25 and -35. West wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values between -25 and -35. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -8. Wind chill values between -15 and -25. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. South wind around 10 mph.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:53:28pm

re: #123 wheat-dogg

Trump is going to be tested on multiple foreign fronts almost immediately. That’s how it works.

And he’s going to fail because he’s a clown without a clue. I just hope it doesn’t immediately break out into a shooting war because the Loudmouth in Chief can’t restrain himself.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:53:46pm

re: #126 Shiplord Kirel

Obviously. If you only had to fool, say, Alex Jones and the Jade Helm mob, a hand-lettered sign saying “MISSLE BASE” would probably suffice. Russians are not so gullible though, hence the elaborate props you’ve noticed.

A woman from North Carolina who used to live across the street from me was quite surprised when I told her what all those little fences were for. She thought they had something to do with ranching.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:56:12pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:56:24pm

re: #132 Anymouse

A woman from North Carolina who used to live across the street from me was quite surprised when I told her what all those little fences were for. She thought they had something to do with ranching.

Did she move right after you told her?

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wheat-dogg  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:56:39pm

One year on, how Toronto’s Syrian refugees are coping with their new lives.

torontolife.com

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:57:06pm

Why is the phrase “do your research” such a reliable tell?

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:57:08pm

re: #128 jaunte

Trump has lived in a cocoon his whole life. He doesn’t really comprehend that other people have agency, and make decisions that will benefit them without regard for what he wants. It’s an odd blindness for someone with his years of business experience.

His business experience entails screwing people over for $ (see the 2 liens filed by contractors not paid on the DC hotel? Fucking crown molding guy got stiffed)

And hiring desperate European service staff who will do everything needed to stay in the US.

He’s a fucking abuser through and through.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:58:00pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

He’s out of his depth.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:58:33pm

re: #138 jaunte

He’s out of his depth.

He was out of his depth when he started walking.

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:59:18pm

re: #130 Anymouse

It’s 10 degrees warmer in the Twin Cities than it is for you in Nebraska. Bummer.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:59:46pm

re: #140 stpaulbear

It’s 10 degrees warmer in the Twin Cities than it is for you in Nebraska. Bummer.

But yet, Minnesota was ranked #1 for most brutal winters out of all 50 states. Even above Alaska.

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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:59:49pm

Dagnabbit…had a glitch in the original…here’s a better version in case anyone wants to use it. Sometimes easy to get the dang layers confused.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 5, 2017 • 7:59:53pm

re: #139 retired cynic

He was out of his depth when he started walking.

He would drown in a rain puddle.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:00:48pm

re: #82 ObserverArt

New Photoshop animation based off an image from the previous thread posted by Charles.

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Enjoy!

I did.

Holy Johnnie Ray, Batman! It’s The Little White KKKloud that KKKried!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:01:10pm

re: #135 wheat-dogg

Rough times.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:01:46pm

re: #134 stpaulbear

Did she move right after you told her?

Yes. About four months later.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:03:14pm

re: #136 jaunte

Why is the phrase “do your research” such a reliable tell?

It is the opposite of “you make the assertion, you provide the evidence.”

Linking to a YouTube video is another tell.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:03:23pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:04:56pm

It’s a trite gesture, but still …

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:05:26pm

re: #141 thedopefishlives

But yet, Minnesota was ranked #1 for most brutal winters out of all 50 states. Even above Alaska.

It was? I saw that headline but didn’t read the story. We’re worse than the Dakotas?

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:06:20pm

re: #130 Anymouse

26° F warmer at my twenty.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:06:29pm

re: #150 stpaulbear

It was? I saw that headline but didn’t read the story. We’re worse than the Dakotas?

Y’all have Frostbite Falls (along with Moose and Squirrel)

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whitebeach  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:06:37pm

re: #117 Anymouse

All those little fenced-in areas around here with US Government Property signs and motion sensors and cameras and stuff? Decoys. They just run Air Force trucks up and down our roads to them to add realism. /s

Freakin A. I live in a place that’s pretty hard to get to itself, but it’s probably well within the destructo zone for a thermonuclear attack on Barksdale Air Force Base. But ha-ha on that Putin commie, we’ve known for years that all those B-52s flying overhead here are just plywood mockups. Obama has all the real ones hidden on Martha’s Vineyard so he can sell them to ISIS.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:07:27pm

Missile deployment.

I seriously think Israel deploys its Jericho IRBMs on disguised launchers of some kind. No silos have ever been identified in Israel, nor have any recognizable TEL (transporter-erector-launcher) vehicles of the requisite size. Reports of very deeply buried facilities and the like are not plausible without some kind of surface outlet, though the missiles could well be stored deep underground. The launchers could be rail cars or coastal ships of some sort, but plain looking trucks are most likely. They could also be deployed in closed or disguised buildings, with a launcher to be raised through the roof or simply a wheeled trailer that can be trundled out into the parking lot for launch.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:07:53pm

re: #151 teleskiguy

26° F warmer at my twenty.

26 degrees warmer here and it would still be freakin’ cold.

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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:08:38pm

re: #100 Anymouse

I’m toast (maps of missile silos around me):

en.wikipedia.org

I always figured Columbus would get smoked sooner than later. We have Defense Construction Supply Center, Ohio State University and Battelle Memorial Institute which are tied together and do a ton of defense research and development.

There is a reason no one knows much about Battelle, they don’t want you too.

Ohio State is one of, if not the largest university in America for a reason, and it ain’t all football.

Defense Construction Supply is a huge series of warehouses that hold mega stockpiles of all kinds of materials to do big rebuilds…like after a war, etc.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:12:02pm

re: #155 Anymouse

26 degrees warmer here and it would still be freakin’ cold.

It’s a balmy 38 here, east of S.F..

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:12:16pm

re: #152 Anymouse

Y’all have Frostbite Falls (along with Moose and Squirrel)

One of the coldest town in MN is Embarrass.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:13:02pm

re: #158 stpaulbear

One of the coldest town in MN is Embarrass.

I can see why a bare ass would be cold in winter.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:15:08pm

I live in the coldest average area of my state. Right now we are way below average.

currentresults.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:15:35pm

re: #154 Shiplord Kirel

Or it could all just be BS, much like Saddam BS’d everyone into thinking he had all this shit so nobody in the region would mess with him…

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bratwurst  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:17:31pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:20:33pm

re: #103 Skip Intro

It’s always been repeal and nothing. Are these people really this stupid?

No need to ask.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:20:51pm

It’s quite a bit colder a little bit to the southeast of us. In Oshkosh, NE (forty miles away), it is -24 right now.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:21:09pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:23:29pm

re: #59 retired cynic

A coworker of mine got into a brawl with one. They fight real nasty.

edit: but otherwise they really are cute and expressive looking.

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jaunte  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:23:48pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:24:34pm

37.8 in San Mateo, according to Wunderground. The low is supposed to be 35, but then, it’s supposed to be 42 now, so I bet we’re gonna go below freezing.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:24:58pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:25:22pm

Read his whole thread after this

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:26:16pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:30:57pm

In General Dempsey’s Twitter feed, something conservatives don’t care about:

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:30:57pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:34:07pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

Trump is going to be tested on multiple foreign fronts almost immediately. That’s how it works.

And he’s going to fail because he’s a clown without a clue. I just hope it doesn’t immediately break out into a shooting war because the Loudmouth in Chief can’t restrain himself.

I think he will piss the bed when he gets a 3:00 AM call while he is tweeting.

His call out will be a tearful one to Obama asking” “Barack, Donald, I think I started something real bad and I don’t know what to do, I’m scared…can you help me please? And don’t tell anyone…I have an image to keep!”

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:34:30pm

I’m finding some gems

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:38:18pm

re: #165 Charles Johnson

Oh my!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:38:49pm

I wonder who’s doing the picking for all these posts, since those chosen obviously intend to destroy the function of the offices beneath them. Is it the work of Bannon personally, or are the Russians approving each choice first? Are the Trumpistas are floating names to Putinco, or is this America-destroying nihilism truly 100% home-grown?

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:38:54pm

George Soros has more power than the Trilateral Commission, the Illuminati, and the Freemasons all put together? He’s everywhere, he’s everwhere!!!11!!uno!!21!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:39:50pm

re: #162 bratwurst

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Did anyone else think this?

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:40:48pm

re: #171 Jebediah, RBG

I’m kind of torn about responding to their email blegs. They’re asking you to fill out a lot of info and then ask you to accept a call that will be transfered to Speaker Ryan’s office.

I gave them a pretty good donation last month and PP of MN and the Dakotas is my Amazon Smile charity. I’ve been calling my reps for weeks and I added Ryan, McConnel, and Schumer and Pelosi to my contacts list. I can stay motivated to do that on my own but maybe it would be more fun or fulfilling to do it with someone from PP cheering you on…

I made a dumb dinner decision this evening. 4 sliders with cheese, onion chips, and a lemonade all eaten while driving the car. I’ve been battling heartburn and hiccups all evening. Sometimes sliders hit the spot, but not this evening.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:41:47pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:43:33pm

re: #177 Pawn of the Oppressor

I wonder who’s doing the picking for all these posts, since those chosen obviously intend to destroy the function of the offices beneath them. Is it the work of Bannon personally, or are the Russians approving each choice first? Are the Trumpistas are floating names to Putinco, or is this America-destroying nihilism truly 100% home-grown?

Bannon is my guess.

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prairiefire  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:45:57pm

re: #180 stpaulbear

I love Amazon Smile. Also, if you use a pre-used Amazon box, they will send you a free shipping label to re-purpose the box by filling it with donated for Goodwill.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:46:28pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:48:21pm

Later Lizards. Slithering off to dreamland…

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whitebeach  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:48:36pm

re: #180 stpaulbear

I made a dumb dinner decision this evening. 4 sliders with cheese, onion chips, and a lemonade all eaten while driving the car. I’ve been battling heartburn and hiccups all evening. Sometimes sliders hit the spot, but not this evening.

Look on the bright side: If you get stopped for suspicion of DWI, the breathalyzer just melts.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:50:51pm

re: #186 whitebeach

Look on the bright side: If you get stopped for suspicion of DWI, the breathalyzer just melts.

Last time that did not go so well for me.

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prairiefire  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:51:09pm

re: #180 stpaulbear

It’s probably the acidic nature of the lemonade, add onions.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:51:44pm

re: #180 stpaulbear

A small glass of water with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar will do the trick. Sometimes I get heartburn so bad, I’ll just drink the ACV straight. I’ve acquired a taste for it. lol

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:52:28pm

re: #177 Pawn of the Oppressor

I wonder who’s doing the picking for all these posts, since those chosen obviously intend to destroy the function of the offices beneath them. Is it the work of Bannon personally, or are the Russians approving each choice first? Are the Trumpistas are floating names to Putinco, or is this America-destroying nihilism truly 100% home-grown?

The Republicans no doubt have allied themselves with Putin, but their outright hatred for President Obama — predominantly based off of their own suppressed racism — pushed them over the ideological cliff.

We are dealing with an entire political party that has embraced nihilism through and through. They can’t be saved.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:52:28pm

re: #189 GlutenFreeJesus

A small glass of water with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar will do the trick. Sometimes I get heartburn so bad, I’ll just drink the ACV straight. I’ve acquired a taste for it. lol

Pellegrino works for me.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:52:42pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Later Lizards. Slithering off to dreamland…

Hey, we don’t slither, we got legs. We stroll or saunter. ;-)

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Stanley Sea  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:52:47pm

When I drove to my Aunt Joan’s house in Las Vegas at Christmas I heard an interview on NPR with Ta-Nehisi Coates about his newest essay in the Atlantic - My President was Black.

It was a fantastic interview. I told AJ about it. She and my uncle had subscribed to the Atlantic for decades, but alas she had just received her last issue in Nov. (my Uncle died in July)

So she requested I print it out and mail to her. She’s on the web, but whatev, I’ll do it.

57 pages.

It is an opus. I’m going to go read it now before I mail it to her.

theatlantic.com

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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:53:51pm

re: #181 teleskiguy

Who’s he paying to build the wall: Contractors and workers who won’t trust Trump to pay the bills? Contractors who will cut costs on concrete mixes and reinforcing so that it’ll start falling apart right away. And Trump keeping it cheap so that he can pocket the spoils. Hourly workers who don’t give a shit because they can see the big picture of grift over their heads. This will be a stellar use of tax money.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:56:35pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:57:44pm

re: #190 Myron Falwell (no relation)

The Republicans no doubt have allied themselves with Putin, but their outright hatred for President Obama — predominantly based off of their own suppressed racism — pushed them over the ideological cliff.

We are dealing with an entire political party that has embraced nihilism through and through. They can’t be saved.

There ain’t nothin’ suppressed about it: Ronald Reagan’s announcement he was running for President from Philadelphia, Mississippi pretty much ended that debate for me.

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retired cynic  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:58:35pm

re: #196 Anymouse

There ain’t nothin’ suppressed about it: Ronald Reagan’s announcement he was running for President from Philadelphia, Mississippi pretty much ended that debate for me.

Absolutely.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:58:37pm

re: #194 stpaulbear

Who’s he paying to build the wall: Contractors and workers who won’t trust Trump to pay the bills? Contractors who will cut costs on concrete mixes and reinforcing so that it’ll start falling apart right away. And Trump keeping it cheap so that he can pocket the spoils. Hourly workers who don’t give a shit because they can see the big picture of grift over their heads. This will be a stellar use of tax money.

Right. Trump may be in the habit of not paying the bills in full. But we are not. We being the taxpayers behind “Full Faith and Credit” of the United States of America.

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plansbandc  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:59:06pm

re: #165 Charles Johnson

Twitter Tourettes?

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blueraven  Jan 5, 2017 • 8:59:26pm

When I was very young, I watched as the whole sordid Watergate story unfolded on daytime TV. I am getting such a sense of dejavu.

I would not be surprised to learn that members of Trump’s team were involved, or at least knew about the Russian hacks at the time. Maybe even Trump himself.

Big question…would Republicans today let the facts lead where they may, even if it meant impeachment? The Watergate committee hearings were compelling and honorable. Kudos to Howard Baker(R) and Sam Ervin(D) for placing the truth above party.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:00:48pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:01:11pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:01:33pm

re: #189 GlutenFreeJesus

A small glass of water with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar will do the trick. Sometimes I get heartburn so bad, I’ll just drink the ACV straight. I’ve acquired a taste for it. lol

I use the Arm & Hammer solution of a 1/2 tablespoon of backing soda in about 8 oz of water. MIx and chug it quickly. Tastes awful but it does the job well for me. The recipe is on the side of the box.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:04:13pm

re: #200 blueraven

When I was very young, I watched as the whole sordid Watergate story unfolded on daytime TV. I am getting such a sense of dejavu.

I would not be surprised to learn that members of Trump’s team were involved, or at least knew about the Russian hacks at the time. Maybe even Trump himself.

Big question…would Republicans today let the facts lead where they may, even if it meant impeachment? The Watergate committee hearings were compelling and honorable. Kudos to Howard Baker(R) and Sam Ervin(D) for placing the truth above party.

No they won’t. Their whole issue since the movement to impeach President Nixon has been nothing more than payback, even if they have to take the whole country down to do it.

Hence the allegations against Ronald Reagan going behind Jimmy Carter over the Iran hostage problem, going after Bill Clinton for his scandal with Monica Lewinsky (even though the GOP people involved were doing the wild thing outside marriage themselves), the thirty year campaign against Hillary Clinton, skewing all liberals as anti-American … .

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whitebeach  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:06:03pm

re: #194 stpaulbear

Who’s he paying to build the wall: Contractors and workers who won’t trust Trump to pay the bills? Contractors who will cut costs on concrete mixes and reinforcing so that it’ll start falling apart right away. And Trump keeping it cheap so that he can pocket the spoils. Hourly workers who don’t give a shit because they can see the big picture of grift over their heads. This will be a stellar use of tax money.

What’s gonna happen is what happened after Katrina. The feds will pay a shitload of money to crony contractors who then hire people at a nickel on the dollar to do the actual work. In other words, Trump’s wall will be built by undocumented immigrants. You know the thing about building back doors into computers? I think this might take it to a whole new level in the brick and mortar world.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:08:23pm

I don’t even want to know.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:11:00pm
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blueraven  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:11:47pm

re: #204 Anymouse

No they won’t. Their whole issue since the movement to impeach President Nixon has been nothing more than payback, even if they have to take the whole country down to do it.

Hence the allegations against Ronald Reagan going behind Jimmy Carter over the Iran hostage problem, going after Bill Clinton for his scandal with Monica Lewinsky (even though the GOP people involved were doing the wild thing outside marriage themselves), the thirty year campaign against Hillary Clinton, skewing all liberals as anti-American … .

I think there may be a few R’s willing to go the distance. Especially if facts really started to snowball. The thing is…the media has to take the leading roll. Time to make WAPOGA!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:12:28pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:15:07pm

re: #208 blueraven

I think there may be a few R’s willing to go the distance. Especially if facts really started to snowball. The thing is…the media has to take the leading roll. Time to make WAPOGA!

I don’t want any Democrats to involve themselves in an impeachment. I want the GOP to do it themselves. They put the guy up for election, they can either take him out on their own (and lose all his supporters), or go down with his ship.

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:20:14pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:20:50pm

And goodnight.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:21:25pm
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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:23:56pm

There is this idea that military and veterans are somehow all conservatives - I don’t understand where that comes from. Some are, but the military and veterans are a cross-section of all Americans.

You can see that in military and veteran Twitter streams … such as this one:

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Belafon  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:31:03pm

re: #214 Anymouse

It’s part of the myth that only conservatives are willing to sacrifice for the country.

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:34:19pm

re: #215 Belafon

It’s part of the myth that only conservatives are willing to sacrifice for the country.

I got a lot of that when I first moved here (I had an “I heart Obamacare” sticker on my car, which kind of gave me away):

You’re a disabled veteran? But your a liberal!

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William Lewis  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:35:32pm

My IWW pin alongside the Infantry and Military Intelligence insignias on my hat confuses many who actually recognize all three ;)

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teleskiguy  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:39:28pm

re: #217 William Lewis

My IWW pin alongside the Infantry and Military Intelligence insignias on my hat confuses many who actually recognize all three ;)

WAR MONGERING PINKO FAGGOT!

:-P

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Anymouse  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:45:48pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

WAR MONGERING PINKO FAGGOT!

:-P

LOL

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vgranucci  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:49:41pm

re: #24 The Vicious Babushka

VB, every day you post pictures that raise my blood sugar.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 5, 2017 • 9:52:32pm

re: #180 stpaulbear

I made a dumb dinner decision this evening. 4 sliders with cheese, onion chips, and a lemonade all eaten while driving the car. I’ve been battling heartburn and hiccups all evening. Sometimes sliders hit the spot, but not this evening.

I can’t eat and drive, not coordinated enough I suppose. Heartburn AND hiccups? Sorry to hear that!

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sagehen  Jan 5, 2017 • 11:57:21pm

re: #120 Anymouse

Yup, that’s the way to handle it. I can’t do anything about the nukes; we’ve had nukes all my life, so worrying about them seems rather pointless. Anyone makes a decision to use them is unlikely to consult me first.

I still have to move that LiveJournal blog to Wordpress.

Consider Dreamwidth.

The format is the same as LJ (but with longer posts); and they have a tool to move LJs (either post by post, or the entire journal) to WP really easily. With dates intact, and including all the comments.


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