Now for Some Acoustic Guitar Virtuosity: Grayson Erhard, “Cave”

Yep, he’s in a cave, all right
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Grayson Erhard pulls listeners into the depths of a cave, recreating the struggle when loved ones are lost to drug addiction with a unique and raw guitar style. As the music searches to escape the cave, we are reminded that addiction has only one exit: oneself.

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1
The Vicious Babushka  Jan 11, 2017 • 4:54:46pm

LOL

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scottslemmons  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:05:17pm

Nice article compiling some essential Discworld quotes for the coming years. The last one is one of my long-time favorites, but they’re all very nice.

Terry Pratchett is one of those writers, like Molly Ivins, who I miss more and more.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:05:49pm

Tax-cut and spend Republicans.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:06:14pm

Get to work snow people!

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austin_blue  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:07:16pm

I do love me some baroque finger pickers!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:13:26pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:14:04pm

Meh, more like the C- Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Rosalita’ Performed by the BStreet Band

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austin_blue  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:17:20pm

re: #2 scottslemmons

Nice article compiling some essential Discworld quotes for the coming years. The last one is one of my long-time favorites, but they’re all very nice.

Terry Pratchett is one of those writers, like Molly Ivins, who I miss more and more.

“Build a man a fire and he’ll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:18:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:20:05pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:21:55pm

Sierra Nevada Mountains got pummelled.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:24:56pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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Disrespectful? From the guy who mocked a disabled reporter. Yeah okay Spicer keep on whining. Maybe we can get Donald a safe space.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:31:15pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:35:02pm
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:35:57pm

Another reason Trump needs to be impeached and convicted: As some Reporters discover how to do their jobs, I want them to take it out on Republicans first, not the Democrat who gets elected to replace Trump.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:38:05pm

THIS. THREAD.
Trump is openly, brazenly, flagrantly violating the Emoluments Clause and daring everyone to stop him, but no one will.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:39:48pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

Sean has NO IDEA how “disrespectful” or “inappropriate” things are going to get from here on out.
The Gates of Rude have been opened wide.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:41:15pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

The total failure of Trump to do anything approaching putting his assets in a blind trust is the most predictable part of this cluster fuck.

Trump is literally incapable of distinguishing between being POTUS and his business activities. And the wretched hive of Republican scum and villainy he has surrounded himself with isn’t about to tell him.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:42:25pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:42:25pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sean has NO IDEA how “disrespectful” or “inappropriate” things are going to get from here on out.
The Gates of Rude have been opened wide.

Personally, I believe it is impossible to properly comment on Trump without using the Scottish insults as a starting point. For every issue.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:43:08pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:44:40pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:48:40pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:49:35pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

Sierra Nevada Mountains got pummelled.

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Sherwood Chair on the backside…gets the least snow.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:49:54pm

re: #7 gocart mozart

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Meh, more like the C- Street Band.

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Video

Looks like a highschool reunion.

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:52:30pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

THIS. THREAD.
Trump is openly, brazenly, flagrantly violating the Emoluments Clause and daring everyone to stop him, but no one will.

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It will be interesting to see if shortly after January 20th groups of government lawyers take on Trump and start to file challenges that he is operating against the dictates of the U.S. Constitution.

The issue then will be the courts and how they react.

You would hope the Courts would be more than eager to protect The Constitution but I wonder if Trump can get enough judges in place to make that tough to do.

I always thought a judge would look at that document and feel a strong need to do all in their power to look after it. Of course judges should be impartial and all that, but I am fresh out of assurance that is true.

I always thought we would never see a President as unfit for the job.

What we are going to see is a President that might lead to an actual Constitutional crisis that makes Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky look like a kiddie play and Watergate/Nixon a High School drama.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:53:23pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

Looks like a highschool reunion.

Small school. There’s like thirty people in that room.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:53:57pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:53:57pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sean has NO IDEA how “disrespectful” or “inappropriate” things are going to get from here on out.
The Gates of Rude have been opened wide.

In which direction???

(Not really joking…Trump seems to have the edge on being rude. He is so well practiced.)

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:55:15pm

re: #30 ObserverArt

In which direction???

(Not really joking…Trump seems to have the edge on being rude. He is so well practiced.)

Republicans have two choices. Give Trump enough rope then hang him with it via impeachment before 2018, or lose both houses and let the Democrats impeach him after 2018.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:55:27pm

re: #30 ObserverArt

In which direction???

(Not really joking…Trump seems to have the edge on being rude. He is so well practiced.)

It will never happen, but I’d really like to see some choice bits from the RudePundit and Driftglass get read into the Congressional Record.

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scottslemmons  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:55:32pm

re: #30 ObserverArt

In which direction???

(Not really joking…Trump seems to have the edge on being rude. He is so well practiced.)

He can dish it out, but he can’t take it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:55:56pm

Goddamnit. GOD. DAMN. IT.

We’re going to have a presidential administration that thinks JIM FUCKING HOFT is a star reporter.

I cannot fucking believe this is happening.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:56:36pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Goddamnit. GOD. DAMN. IT.

We’re going to have a presidential administration that thinks JIM FUCKING HOFT is a star reporter.

I cannot fucking believe this is happening.

Wait until Twitter gets an executive order reinstating the rage furby.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:57:50pm

re: #35 darthstar

Wait until Twitter gets an executive order reinstating the rage furby.

Which Twitter can ignore.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:57:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:58:20pm

re: #27 ObserverArt

There are a shitload of judge positions open because the GOP blocked almost all of Obama’s nominees.
Watch how fast they all fill up after January 20.

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retired cynic  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:58:23pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

THIS. THREAD.
Trump is openly, brazenly, flagrantly violating the Emoluments Clause and daring everyone to stop him, but no one will.

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That led to this thread:

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:58:42pm

re: #28 darthstar

Small school. There’s like thirty people in that room.

There’s probably 300 people in the lobby.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:59:18pm

re: #25 darthstar

Sherwood Chair on the backside…gets the least snow.

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Crested Butte/Aspen zone is “extreme” avalanche danger today and tomorrow. That shit is incredibly rare around these parts.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:59:27pm

re: #31 darthstar

Republicans have two choices. Give Trump enough rope then hang him with it via impeachment before 2018, or lose both houses and let the Democrats impeach him after 2018.

Both these scenarios assume congressional Republicans voting to impeach or convict Trump. That seems incredibly unlikely to me.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 5:59:39pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:00:12pm

re: #40 stpaulbear

There’s probably 300 people in the lobby.

With a beer bong.

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EPR-radar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:01:20pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

Goddamnit. GOD. DAMN. IT.

We’re going to have a presidential administration that thinks JIM FUCKING HOFT is a star reporter.

I cannot fucking believe this is happening.

Of course it’s happening. There is no bottom for Republicans these days. Hoft has been a loyal foot soldier in the RWNJ war against everything, and such service will be rewarded.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:01:21pm

Michael Moore on Chris Hayes’ show just now was funny. He just mocked the crap out of Trump for bragging that he got offered $2billion over the weekend.

Hey dude…I just turned down 2 billion… Who says that?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:03:11pm
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scottslemmons  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:05:27pm

Trump has a 37% approval rating, and it’s still got room to fall. Won’t be long before Congressmen start hearing from pissed-off constituents asking why they’re bothering to kiss up to the Urine-Splattered Incest Yam, and even the Republicans and at least some of the media will find a little backbone. And if they keep attaching buffoons like Hoft and the Furby to the administration, the patience of non-wingnuts will get shallower and shallower and shallower…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:07:15pm

The downside of getting retweeted by high-profile people like Joan Walsh is that all her haters decide to direct their sick attention at you too.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:07:59pm

But that’s OK. I’m so used to this kind of shit.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:08:28pm

re: #48 scottslemmons

Trump has a 37% approval rating, and it’s still got room to fall. Won’t be long before Congressmen start hearing from pissed-off constituents asking why they’re bothering to kiss up to the Urine-Splattered Incest Yam, and even the Republicans and at least some of the media will find a little backbone. And if they keep attaching buffoons like Hoft and the Furby to the administration, the patience of non-wingnuts will get shallower and shallower and shallower…

I always seem to wake up in the wee hours and last night was no exception. I caught a replay of Sean Hannity where he was saying “I’ve seen polls where Trump is at 47% and Obama is hovering around 49%, but that will flip flop in a few days”; it’s really criminal what these liars get away with.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:09:02pm

After seeing Tillerson perjure himself today I don’t think there’s any question.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:10:24pm

re: #52 jaunte

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After seeing Tillerson perjure himself today I don’t think there’s any question.

Oops.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:10:55pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

Crested Butte/Aspen zone is “extreme” avalanche danger today and tomorrow. That shit is incredibly rare around these parts.

Yeah…I told you you were going to get slammed. Look at the bright side…next week you’ll find fresh lines everywhere you look.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:12:51pm

37% and not even inaugurated. Sad!

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:13:29pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:13:40pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:14:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:16:16pm

re: #58 teleskiguy

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Star reporter Lumpy Hannity will eagerly sign up.

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:22:46pm

re: #11 teleskiguy

Sierra Nevada Mountains got pummelled.

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Enable pedantic mode.
The name of the mountain range is the Sierra Nevada, which, in Spanish, translates to snowy mountains. Sierra Nevada Mountains is the snowy mountains mountains which is just wrong. Please make a note of this.
Pedantic mode off

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:23:44pm

The Polish Versions of Trump fucked up in the last few days.

San Escobar: Polish foreign minister’s slip invents a country

Now, I need to introduce you all to a thing to like.

The new nation’s FB page.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:24:14pm

re: #61 sizzzzlerz

No promises.

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:25:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:26:43pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:26:50pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:27:38pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

Well somehow that didn’t embed well. The bottom half is missing.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:28:25pm
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retired cynic  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:29:15pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

I’d bet you anything those papers are all blank.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:29:16pm

re: #64 stpaulbear

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I went to FB & am watching.

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:29:58pm

re: #69 retired cynic

I’d bet you anything those papers are all blank.

It’s the recycling bin, repurposed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:30:39pm

re: #61 sizzzzlerz

Enable pedantic mode.
The name of the mountain range is the Sierra Nevada, which, in Spanish, translates to snowy mountains. Sierra Nevada Mountains is the snowy mountains mountains which is just wrong. Please make a note of this.
Pedantic mode off

Little Lagunitas Lake, or Los Altos Hills will drive you nuts, then….

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:31:32pm

Our fascist party is getting their legal paperwork in order, preparing to let the sick die so the rich can save a little more on taxes.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:33:18pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

I really wanted someone to do the fake stumble and knock those folders to the floor. Would have been hilarious all the cameras taking pictures of blank paper.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:35:05pm
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retired cynic  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:35:25pm

re: #74 darthstar

I really wanted someone to do the fake stumble and knock those folders to the floor. Would have been hilarious all the cameras taking pictures of blank paper.

I did, too!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:35:39pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:35:51pm

re: #74 darthstar

I really wanted someone to do the fake stumble and knock those folders to the floor. Would have been hilarious all the cameras taking pictures of blank paper.

Did they ever explain what they were supposed to be?

Christ, at least Mitt Romney had BINDERS.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:38:46pm

Truckee River has hit flood stage in Reno, Nevada.

Not shopped - the water is that deep:

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:38:48pm

re: #69 retired cynic

I’d bet you anything those papers are all blank.

Unpaid bills.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:39:15pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

Ship them to me-I have a HP Scanjet 7000n that’ll scan both sides at 40 pages/min and spit out text searchable PDF’s.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:39:33pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:39:37pm

From a November story in The New Yorker:

The Greeks have a word for the emerging Trump Administration: kakistocracy. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as a “government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.” Webster’s is simpler: “government by the worst people.”

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Cheechako  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:40:08pm

They’re not movie props…they’re Reality Show TV props!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:41:23pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unmarked folders. Yeah.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:41:25pm

Even after today’s Nuremberg rally/News Conf., Russia will still destroy Trump because: He. Cannot. Leave It. Alone.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:41:39pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:43:35pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

re: #69 retired cynic

I’d bet you anything those papers are all blank.

Richard Hell and the Voidoids: Blank Generation

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:43:47pm

re: #61 sizzzzlerz

Enable pedantic mode.
The name of the mountain range is the Sierra Nevada, which, in Spanish, translates to snowy mountains. Sierra Nevada Mountains is the snowy mountains mountains which is just wrong. Please make a note of this.
Pedantic mode off

Sorry, could you repeat that? I missed it because I was busy entering my PIN number into an ATM machine.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:44:48pm

re: #89 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

Sorry, could you repeat that? I missed it because I was busy entering my PIN number into an ATM machine.

If we want to be really pedantic, locally they’re just called the Sierras. No other name bits required.

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:45:48pm

I thought sierra meant saw.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:45:49pm

re: #90 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If we want to be really pedantic, locally they’re just called the Sierras. No other name bits required.

The Snowys.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:45:51pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:45:56pm

Alpine Bowl Chair - from one of the pros.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:46:14pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

Little Lagunitas Lake, or Los Altos Hills will drive you nuts, then….

My favorite is “the La Brea tar pits”.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:46:44pm

re: #94 darthstar

Alpine Bowl Chair - from one of the pros.

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It got hit by a slide a week ago but wasn’t damaged.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:47:21pm

I’m expecting Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to turn up among Trump’s appointees any day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:47:23pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:47:42pm

re: #61 sizzzzlerz

Enable pedantic mode.
The name of the mountain range is the Sierra Nevada, which, in Spanish, translates to snowy mountains range. Sierra Nevada Mountains is the snowy mountains range mountains which is just wrong. Please make a note of this.
Pedantic mode off

You want pedantic? FTFY

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:47:47pm
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retired cynic  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:48:55pm

There is just too much. Too much.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:48:56pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:49:21pm

Actually CA is a really shitty place to be a person irritated by English pronunciations of Spanish words.

Junipero Serra probably takes the cake as most often mangled in my hearing, although El Camino Real also is a decent contender. At least most of the locals can manage Los Gatos, although sometimes the stress ends up on the wrong syllable.

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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:49:28pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:51:03pm

re: #94 darthstar

Alpine Bowl Chair - from one of the pros.

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I feel sorry for the lifties that have to dig all those lifts out.

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Cheechako  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:52:13pm

re: #92 teleskiguy

The Snowys.

That name has been taken. The Snowy Range is in Wyoming.

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makeitstop  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:52:59pm

re: #87 darthstar

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It would be hilarious if he was calling him by the wrong name on purpose.

That’s what I’d do. [to Blitzer] ‘Good question Will.’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:55:49pm
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Lidane  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:56:34pm

He will drink and know things:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:56:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:58:13pm
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darthstar  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:58:18pm

re: #105 teleskiguy

I feel sorry for the lifties that have to dig all those lifts out.

Heh…Lifties don’t dig out the lifts. Patrollers do.

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:58:23pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

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Not blank, just really wide margins.
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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:59:02pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2017 • 6:59:53pm

re: #113 calochortus

Not blank, just really wide margins.
/

Trump University Ruled

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:00:07pm

re: #112 darthstar

Heh…Lifties don’t dig out the lifts. Patrollers do.

Well, each patroller should get at least two liftie flunkies to help them.

Hey, I’m way inland in Colorado, our lifts don’t get buried like that.

:-P

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:03:33pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was a great one.

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Lidane  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:05:19pm

So apparently, Dim Hoft and his merry band of drooling inbreds have decided that Rick Wilson was the source of the Trump/Russia dossier despite the evidence. They keep tweeting at Wilson. Fun times:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:07:05pm
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LastYearsMan  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:07:51pm

Day by day, I grow happier that I’m not an American. Can you imagine what Trump is going to do with the power to pardon people and commute sentences?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:08:55pm
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LastYearsMan  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:09:56pm

So, has a movement started yet to get a million or so California Democrats to change the state where they’re registered to vote?

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:10:06pm

re: #120 LastYearsMan

Why would he do that unless he gets paid? Trump’s a lock them up and let them rot kind of dictator.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:10:25pm

re: #118 Lidane

I get pissed.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:10:47pm

re: #122 LastYearsMan

So, has a movement started yet to get a million or so California Democrats to change the state where they’re registered to vote?

…you mean, get them to move?

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stpaulbear  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:11:02pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

At future press conferences the reporters should all take seats at the back of the room and force the Trump cheerleaders up front where they’re exposed. Haha.

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scottslemmons  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:13:34pm

re: #124 teleskiguy

I get pissed.

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Hoft, Tucker Carlson, Louie Gohmert — they all think they’re going to get to run the Gestapo. I still think they’re going to be the stars of a Keystone Cops movie…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:14:50pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:21:05pm

Florida man shoots and kills woman looking for lost dog.

Just fuck this country.

bbc.com

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:22:47pm

re: #129 Skip Intro

Florida man shoots and kills woman looking for lost dog.

Just fuck this country.

bbc.com

No lie, the tech out to fix our Internet was waiting to try and get into the yard of another house because that’s where the database said our connection was. (It wasn’t, which is why we were able to get it fixed.) He wasn’t willing to go in without permission because, as he put it, he didn’t want to get shot.

I couldn’t blame him at all.

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Lidane  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:23:25pm

*facepalm*

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:24:18pm

re: #131 Lidane

Where is the Picard/Riker facepalm graphic when you need it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:24:55pm
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calochortus  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:25:52pm

re: #131 Lidane

*facepalm*

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He’s no doubt thinking of The Jetsons and the food arackacycle.

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:28:56pm

re: #127 scottslemmons

I’ll be surprised if Pharma Bro doesn’t end up running tRump’s FDA (assuming the GOP doesn’t shut it down first).

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calochortus  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:30:01pm

re: #134 calochortus

Also, you’d think he’d like the idea of transporting down, stealing stuff, getting transported back up with it, and heading off at warp speed. It’s what Ayn Rand would have done, after all.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:34:49pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:36:32pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Says the guy (Huckabee) who is advocating ethnic cleansing of Muslims living in the West Bank.

Yes. Really.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:37:07pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:37:55pm

re: #129 Skip Intro

Florida man shoots and kills woman looking for lost dog.

Just fuck this country.

bbc.com

I worked on the the 2010 census in south-central Indiana. A lot of my work was in nursing homes, so that was not too hard except for the dementia patients who weren’t already on the Alzheimer’s/Dementia ward. But the worst was going out into the “hollers.” I had lived there for years and had been a hardcore cyclist who rode those back roads, but on the census I got off those back roads and was a bit frightened. Lots of signs and unleashed dogs. I always thought there was a chance I’d take a bullet.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:42:53pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:45:59pm

Just another day in tRump corruption land.

From the AP.

Trump’s HHS pick faces probe over stock trades.

Trump’s Treasury pick boosted stock with TV talk.

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Skip Intro  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:47:14pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

He’ll try to write it off as a loss on his taxes.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:52:03pm
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Anymouse  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:52:39pm

re: #122 LastYearsMan

So, has a movement started yet to get a million or so California Democrats to change the state where they’re registered to vote?

We have room in my town for a few dozen. Help flip NE3 blue.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:55:53pm
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:57:39pm

re: #145 Anymouse

We have room in my town for a few dozen. Help flip NE3 blue.

What’s the ethnic dining sitch there? Good, or just decent?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 11, 2017 • 7:59:02pm

Man, given all the intense stuff that needs attention in that press conference and those hearings, I’m beginning to think the pee story was a red herring.

Well…a yellow herring.

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Belafon  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:00:25pm

re: #148 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Man, given all the intense stuff that needs attention in that press conference and those hearings, I’m beginning to think the pee story was a red herring.

Well…a yellow herring.

The pee story was the flashy headline to get you to look at the rest of the documents.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:02:05pm
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Cheechako  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:03:36pm

re: #147 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

What’s the ethnic dining sitch there? Good, or just decent?

Probably cow….lots and lots of cow.
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Belafon  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:05:13pm

As much stuff as is going on, I would almost suggest cataloging what we know, and then let people pick something they want to be the expert in. That way, no one person is overwhelmed, but we still get to see the important stuff.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:05:14pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

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Anymouse  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:09:00pm

re: #147 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

What’s the ethnic dining sitch there? Good, or just decent?

In the village we have a diner/bar.

In the county seat we have a steakhouse, a Mexican restaurant, a burger joint and an ice cream shop.

Sixty miles south in Sidney, there are several diners, two Chinese restaurants (one run by Cambodian immigrants the other by Chinese immigrants), a Greek restaurant, and several fast food restaurants.

Sixty miles west in Scottsbluff, there are several good Mexican restaurants, several sit-down family dining restaurants, and a couple fast food places.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:12:46pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I like this idea for some irrational reason.

National Ice Cream Hall of Fame sounds good too.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:13:53pm

So sketch! Glad he made it. And filmed it. And shared the harrowing experience on Facebook.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:13:54pm
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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:14:11pm
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Kragar  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:14:51pm
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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:15:12pm

re: #156 teleskiguy

Relatively speaking, that’s a *small* avalanche, yet can be quite deadly to skiers and snowboarders.

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Anymouse  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:17:09pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

Yup. Opposed for the reason of the state having the power to kill its citizens and one other reason.

Proponents of the death penalty trying to assuage themselves by claiming they are concerned about liberals’ concerns will say things like “well, we can reserve it for only those who are convicted without a shadow of a doubt.”

Such “no shadow of doubt” cases have been overturned before. (For example, Trump’s hobby horse, the Central Park Five.)

They will also assuage themselves by claiming liberals are opposed to the death penalty because “brutal methods are used” (such as hanging or electrocution). Nope, opposed to the death penalty, not the method used. (I get the idea they are trying to rationalise killing people to themselves, not me.)

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jaunte  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:25:09pm

It’s pointless to invite her to appear on a news program.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:26:52pm

Yikes! Tonight a roof collapsed on one of the commercial buildings in Breckenridge, CO (most likely due to snow). No one was hurt, thank Ullr.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:29:25pm

re: #161 Anymouse

Opposition to the reintroduction of the death penalty in Wisconsin was, for me, my come to Jesus moment though little of my opposition is religious based. We have continued to prevent its reintroduction since then despite the fascist regime in Madison.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:33:16pm

I predict that within 90 days after Trump’s inauguration there will be two things that happen.

1. Regular/daily press briefings (which has been a White House tradition for about 100 years) will end. These will be replaced by press releases by Sean Spicer or whomever is designated for that role.

2. The White House Press Corps will be effectively eliminated. Only loyal propagandists (FoxNews, RT, Infowars) will be allowed access to the James S. Brady press briefing room and adjacent office space (aka the West Wing). All other communication will be by the Trump sycophants (Conway, Crowley, etc.) in the roles they are currently filling as commentators.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:36:37pm

re: #165 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I predict that within 90 days after Trump’s inauguration there will be two things that happen.

1. Regular/daily press briefings (which has been a White House tradition for about 100 years) will end. These will be replaced by press releases by Sean Spicer or whomever is designated for that role.

2. The White House Press Corps will be effectively eliminated. Only loyal propagandists (FoxNews, RT, Infowars) will be allowed access to the James S. Brady press briefing room and adjacent office space (aka the West Wing). All other communication will be by the Trump sycophants (Conway, Crowley, etc.) in the roles they are currently filling as commentators.

And a major terror attack.

Because Trump.

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Kragar  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:37:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:41:28pm
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Joe Bacon  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:43:14pm

re: #122 LastYearsMan

Well there is something going on with the California National Party conducting Change Your Party Registration drives…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:45:02pm

re: #169 Joe Bacon

That will probably go less distance than the same thing in Texas did.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:46:15pm

America transitioning into Trump’s presidency

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Joe Bacon  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:53:27pm

re: #170 Ziggy_TARDIS

Ziggy you’re probably correct because the movement is split between the California National Party and a competing group run by (YOU GUESSED IT) a guy who spent a lot of time in Russia and who a virulent anti-Same Sex marriage opponent!

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:55:04pm

re: #171 Stanley Sea

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America transitioning into Trump’s presidency

I sure hope those guys are good swimmers. Usually right by a reservoir spillway like that is one of the deepest areas. No noticeable life vests, etc. Yikes!

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retired cynic  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:56:43pm

re: #173 ObserverArt

I sure hope those guys are good swimmers. Usually right by a reservoir spillway like that is one of the deepest areas. No noticeable life vests, etc. Yikes!

Well, the video survived, so we can hope!

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Anymouse  Jan 11, 2017 • 8:57:27pm

re: #164 William Lewis

Opposition to the reintroduction of the death penalty in Wisconsin was, for me, my come to Jesus moment though little of my opposition is religious based. We have continued to prevent its reintroduction since then despite the fascist regime in Madison.

Unfortunately here, the state governor paid to circulate a petition to put the death penalty on the ballot to overturn the Unicameral repealing it then overriding his veto. The referendum passed (narrowly), so as of January 1, it is back in force.

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Anymouse  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:01:00pm

re: #169 Joe Bacon

Well there is something going on with the California National Party conducting Change Your Party Registration drives…

And if California actually tried to secede, it would be Civil War II with modern weapons. One cruiser armed with cruise missiles can turn Los Angeles and San Francisco into smoking holes in the ocean, ending the state’s economy.

And if you don’t think conservatives would just love to do that … we already have precedent for a civil war and its aftermath. Suspension of habeus corpus. Stationing military garrisons as an occupation force.

Heck, California actually attempting to secede could be spun as a modern Reichstag fire on the rest of us.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:01:36pm

re: #118 Lidane

So apparently, Dim Hoft and his merry band of drooling inbreds have decided that Rick Wilson was the source of the Trump/Russia dossier despite the evidence. They keep tweeting at Wilson. Fun times:

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Wonkette’s headline pretty much says it all:

‘4Chan’ Idiots Pee On Stupidest Man On Internet, Tell Him It’s Raining

wonkette.com

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ObserverArt  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:02:16pm

re: #174 retired cynic

Well, the video survived, so we can hope!

Yeah. Unless it was a GoPro attached to the boat!

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:11:54pm

Giggety!

Facebook Post

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:19:08pm

re: #176 Anymouse

CA has no plans to secede (some Trumperrhoids have talked about expelling it) and IS A NUCLEAR POWER IN ITS OWN RIGHT. Just as the south took over military installations when they seceded, CA would have what’s on its own soil. Including some of the Pacific fleet.

If we’re spinning fantasies…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:20:59pm

LOL, I’m trolling various online gossip rags & see that Marie Osmond has offered to perform at Trump’s inauguration.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:22:58pm

And Carl Bernstein, speaking about Kellyanne Conway, lays it out quite simply:

And it’s time to talk about what we do as journalists and what propaganda ministers do.”

“That is what she is—is a propaganda minister,” he said.

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BeachDem  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:23:46pm

re: #181 Stanley Sea

LOL, I’m trolling various online gossip rags & see that Marie Osmond has offered to perform at Trump’s inauguration.

Yeah, you know you’re a true D-lister when you offer to sing and still don’t get the call.

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Kragar  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:34:20pm
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Lidane  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:38:18pm

This is not going to be a free and fair exchange of ideas. This is going to be a fight. If you have not absorbed that fact yet, you are already losing.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:38:26pm

re: #184 Kragar

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Stanley Sea  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:44:38pm

re: #185 Lidane

Admittedly, there is something thrilling about watching him do this. What will he do next? It always keeps us tuning in, in the same way that a violent alcoholic father will always keep his children on his toes.

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Lidane  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:45:17pm

I’d break something laughing if this happened, but both Obama and Biden are too classy for it:

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:45:29pm

I’ll tell you what …

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Kragar  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:46:00pm
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Resistance Is Not Futile  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:49:31pm

re: #189 teleskiguy

I subscribed. Will my reputation ever recover?

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 9:56:07pm

re: #191 Resistance Is Not Futile

I subscribed. Will my reputation ever recover?

You won’t need to salvage your reputation if they stay on their current course. You’ll be redeemed.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:20:04pm
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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:24:38pm

re: #193 teleskiguy

My latest syllable-insensitive haiku.

Every denial.
Means fuck-all.
Without paperwork.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:27:14pm

re: #194 Alyosha

You are now entitled to refer to yourself as “Internationally known and respected poet.”

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:28:07pm

re: #195 Jebediah, RBG

You are now entitled to refer to yourself as “Internationally known and respected poet.”

Bigly-Poet-Laureat.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:34:08pm

re: #193 teleskiguy

Unfortunately, there is no law requiring that he release the tax information. And if he doesn’t have to, he won’t. His supporters don’t care. He’s made quite clear that he is the President only for those who vote for him and worship him. He’s fired the rest of us.

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:39:41pm

re: #197 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately, there is no law requiring that he release the tax information. And if he doesn’t have to, he won’t. His supporters don’t care. He’s made quite clear that he is the President only for those who vote for him and worship him. He’s fired the rest of us.

The ‘Avoidance of Hostile Interference and Foreign Candidacy Act of 2021’ aka ‘Trump’s Law’ will be all the sweeter when it passes unanimously in a Democratic-controlled Congress.

I do American politics fan-fic while working, what of it?

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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:44:11pm

So what are we gonna do to fight the trump agenda? charles?
indivisibleguide.com
This is how the tea party fought obama a nd won.
I put the link up here, but nobody took this seriously.
Somebody here from philly poo pooed this because they predicted hilary would lose so they felt they were vindicated and its out of his/hers hands.
I feel the people who post here would rather bitch on here instead of getting involved in real life.
For myself im going to my junior senator who is 2 miles from my house and get involved.
Whos with me?
Im predicting you will be on the losing side like democrats are most of the time.
Who’s gonna prove me wrong?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:48:39pm
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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 10:59:31pm

re: #199 VegasGolfer

I recall that I embarrassed myself defending it to Steve McG.
Others took it in.
Others may take some time.
There is urgency, and there is personal capability.
I’m not American. My skin in the game, so far, is symbolic. I can’t speak for anyone else here. But posting angry on a blog is what people do sometimes when they’re not marching.
Things will mature.

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William Lewis  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:09:09pm

re: #199 VegasGolfer

Different people will find their preferred method of Resistance. I work with the Indivisible materials, Sojourners, my church and my own White Rose work. Dont presume that just because others aren’t doing what you are that they aren’t doing something else.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:09:55pm

re: #201 Alyosha

I recall he came off as arrogant and seemed he thought he’s better than the rest of us.
Dont worry about it, if you came to realize a better way of thinking that’s great.
Do you live in the usa? If so, it doesnt matter, we have to stick together and fight.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:14:31pm

re: #202 William Lewis

Im not assuming anything, im asking whos gonna stand up and resist. I want everybody to stand up against this. And your questioning my questioning about what we all are gonna do in our own situation is in itself disapointing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:14:39pm

re: #200 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Who was the one senator who didn’t vote?

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:16:22pm

Yup, the snow is out of control in Crested Butte, CO.

Photo credit: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post
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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:17:18pm

re: #203 VegasGolfer

I recall he came off as arrogant and seemed he thought he’s better than the rest of us.
Dont worry about it, if you came to realize a better way of thinking that’s great.
Do you live in the usa? If so, it doesnt matter, we have to stick together and fight.

I sometimes bite off more than I can chew in an argument. And while the central point of Steve’s argument was mathematical (Dems need more votes), he wasn’t able to address such things as voter suppression. So that could only mean appealing to those voters who could vote mostly unmolested; whites, IOW. I was a bit inflexible there too.
Hence the embarrassment.
I was a kid when I marched in Brisbane against the Iraq war, then in its second year.
If my government decides to throw its lot in with Trump (a distinct possibility) I’ll be doing what I can on this side of the pond.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:19:30pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

Who was the one senator who didn’t vote?

Haven’t been able to find with a quick search. I’m at the point of the evening where I’m following less in prep for sleep.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:23:58pm

re: #207 Alyosha

Its past all that. Its time to fight the trump agenda. Its like two lines that are parallel, they will never intersect. So whoever keeps bringing up that arguemnent, i ignore.
You’re still in AUS or in the US? If heard of the issues you are talking about.

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:33:16pm

re: #209 VegasGolfer

Australian born. A bit of a shut-in. I’ve never been to the US, but after a period of angsty anti-Americanism, I’ve come to admire the liberalism expressed in your founding documents.
I consol myself sometimes when I despair that I have not seen the world that Kant never left Koenigsberg :)

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:34:42pm
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VegasGolfer  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:38:29pm

re: #210 Alyosha

Heh. That doesnt matter these days. I value anybody’s opinion, and if some stupid American tells you shut up with your views, fuck them.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:39:01pm

re: #210 Alyosha

Australian born. A bit of a shut-in. I’ve never been to the US, but after a period of angsty anti-Americanism, I’ve come to admire the liberalism expressed in your founding documents.
I consol myself sometimes when I despair that I have not seen the world that Kant never left Koenigsberg :)

I’ve never been to Australia. Many of my friends have been, and there’s nary a bad thing said about the place. Granted, they visited the big cities on the coast.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:39:14pm

re: #205 Eclectic Cyborg

Who was the one senator who didn’t vote?

Probably Feinstein, she underwent a preventative procedure to have a pacemaker installed.

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:41:57pm

re: #211 goddamnedfrank

Normal people: ‘What in the everloving FUCK?!’

Republicans (scratching at arm ulcers, eyes darting back and forth): ‘Oh, so you can’t fuckn see what we’re onto? “Children are the future?”
That’s a threat!’

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:45:36pm

re: #213 teleskiguy

I’ve never been to Australia. Many of my friends have been, and there’s nary a bad thing said about the place. Granted, they visited the big cities on the coast.

Yeah, we’ve been raised by American TV. Most of us are okay. The bigoted-to-decent ratio here is probably on par with the States.

But I come from Queensland, and what is true of the South in the US goes doubly for the north here.

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teleskiguy  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:50:35pm

re: #216 Alyosha

Yeah, we’ve been raised by American TV. Most of us are okay. The bigoted-to-decent ratio here is probably on par with the States.

But I come from Queensland, and what is true of the South in the US goes doubly for the north here.

Is this accurate?

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:50:45pm

And no. Our fauna is no more likelier to kill you than you are having some sort of a freak accident on your toilet.
Unless there is a fauna/toilet concurrence event.
Those are vanishingly rare.

But, if it happens…
It’ll make for an interesting life insurance claim.

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Alyosha  Jan 11, 2017 • 11:58:39pm

re: #217 teleskiguy

Cape York is like a dick when you invert it…

It’s simplistic, but it’s not wrong either.
By that transference, Tasmania ought to be the most egalitarian, self-sufficient and enlightened state. Eh…

I live in Melbourne now and if you have white spaces at work, you’ll hear all sorts of shit.
Um, yes. Pending further revelations.

Stick to the mountains :)

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VegasGolfer  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:09:38am

re: #216 Alyosha

Brisbane? Ive been there, loved it. I want to do a train ride from Canberra to Perth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:24:48am

re: #89 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

Sorry, could you repeat that? I missed it because I was busy entering my PIN number into an ATM machine.

I used to live outside Phoenix near Table Mesa Road and later near in Tucson on Rillito Creek

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:25:23am

re: #91 jaunte

I thought sierra meant saw.

Comb, saw or ridge, as in a range of mountains.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:28:15am

re: #180 Resistance Is Not Futile

CA has no plans to secede (some Trumperrhoids have talked about expelling it) and IS A NUCLEAR POWER IN ITS OWN RIGHT. Just as the south took over military installations when they seceded, CA would have what’s on its own soil. Including some of the Pacific fleet.

If we’re spinning fantasies…

Nope. Fleet would sail out of port. Any nuclear missiles on land would be secured, sabotaged by the military if necessary to prevent them from falling into the hands of terrorists.

And it only takes ONE US Navy ship today to wreak havoc on California. Not a fantasy.

One aircraft carrier and its ninety aircraft can strike hundreds of miles inside a nation’s coast. Got an air force and navy to oppose it? Nope.

Water mines laid over only a few minutes ends any shipment capability from California’s ports, until the California minesweeper force can get out there and get all the mines out. (Oh wait, California doesn’t own any minesweepers.)

Submarines from the US fleet can torpedo incoming or outgoing commercial shipping, until the anti-submarine forces of California can hunt and kill them. (Oh wait, California doesn’t have anti-submarine forces in its state militia, does it.)

At least on the Naval installations I was on, we had contingency plans to destroy and deny an enemy the use of the installation or its facilities should it fall into enemy hands: That would include buildings, airfields, hangers, aircraft, equipment, fuel dumps, ordinance dumps, &c. The US Government would absolutely view a rebellious force as an enemy force.

Moreover, a declaration of secession is all it would take to declare the state in rebellion and its leaders traitors. You don’t think conservatives would not do that, or would they just want to sit in Sacramento and hash out your grievances with the GOP? More likely, a cruise missile or drones for Sacramento would be your negotiations.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:30:06am

re: #217 teleskiguy

“Is this accurate” (in reference to Australia’s map superimposed on the USA)

Maybe this is:

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Alyosha  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:37:49am

re: #224 Anymouse

You have no idea how well developed our toe muscles are.

‘Phalanges don’t have muscles’.

You fuckin’ what!

*toe fist shaking image not found*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:42:10am

re: #225 Alyosha

You have no idea how well developed our toe muscles are.

‘Phalanges don’t have muscles’.

You fuckin’ what!

*toe fist shaking image not found*

I use them to pick up fallen socks and underwear…

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Alyosha  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:44:42am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We’ll go bowling some time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:47:37am

re: #227 Alyosha

We’ll go bowling some time.

my toes are too fat for the holes

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:54:41am

re: #211 goddamnedfrank

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Fuck every Republican Senator and every fucking person who voted for Republicans.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:57:57am

re: #224 Anymouse

And is this accurate?

The easy way into space!
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VegasGolfer  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:58:05am
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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:03:45am

re: #219 Alyosha

An awesome scientist who specializes in space junk had this to say about that inverted map I showed you.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:16:25am

re: #231 VegasGolfer

Funny you should post that; I was talking with a student of mine a couple of weeks ago and I sent her a link to the actual video for that song - she wrote back, asking, “Is this something new from Lady Gaga?”

Ah, these kids today! /s

For what it’s worth, she loved it and she’s now listening to Missing Persons on her iPhone.

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:41:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:44:41am

We have been told that that the ACA is somehow immoral because it is redistributive and socialistic in nature, and nobody should get a “free ride”.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:45:16am

re: #218 Alyosha

And no. Our fauna is no more likelier to kill you than you are having some sort of a freak accident on your toilet.
Unless there is a fauna/toilet concurrence event.
Those are vanishingly rare.

But, if it happens…
It’ll make for an interesting life insurance claim.

We have scorpions and rattlesnakes in Porta-Lets.

Rest Areas on the Interstate warn of both.

A couple years ago a bull stampeded into town (if one bull can do that) and staved in the front of the Post Office, causing thousands of dollars of damage. (Fortunately there was no china in the Post Office.)

Of course, poison ivy down by the river.

And now we have bloody mountain lions circling the village for the kill. I submit Australia’s fauna is no more dangerous than ours, just different.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:47:29am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I use them to pick up fallen socks and underwear…

I pick up my dulcimer hammers, calligraphy pens, dropped sivlerware (no I don’t use it before washing), pencils, all sorts of stuff.

I would imagine you would need powerful toe muscles in Australia to hang on to the ground though, else you might fall off into space. /s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:48:58am

re: #237 Anymouse

I pick up my dulcimer hammers, calligraphy pens, dropped sivlerware (no I don’t use it before washing), pencils, all sorts of stuff.

I would imagine you would need powerful toe muscles in Australia to hang on to the ground though, else you might fall off into space. /s

You need them to strangle the carpet snakes that are trying to slither up your legs and bite you on the goolies…

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:49:59am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

Funny you should post that; I was talking with a student of mine a couple of weeks ago and I sent her a link to the actual video for that song - she wrote back, asking, “Is this something new from Lady Gaga?”

Ah, these kids today! /s

For what it’s worth, she loved it and she’s now listening to Missing Persons on her iPhone.

I have that album. On an LP. I haz olds.

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Alyosha  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:58:24am

I have updinged and now I must crash. It’s been fun, y’all.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:01:29am

re: #240 Alyosha

I have updinged and now I must crash. It’s been fun, y’all.

You have updung.

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sagehen  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:05:31am

re: #236 Anymouse

And now we have bloody mountain lions circling the village for the kill. I submit Australia’s fauna is no more dangerous than ours, just different.

How can you have mountain lions when you’re not in, or even near, the mountains?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:05:32am

re: #239 Anymouse

I have that album. On an LP. I haz olds.

I love LP’s. There’s a store in town that specializes in vinyl and it’s all quite reasonably priced and they pretty much have everything from every genre.

Just gotta find myself a decent turntable, or an old stereo system.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:07:43am

re: #242 sagehen

How can you have mountain lions when you’re not in, or even near, the mountains?

How can we have sunflowers when we are 93 million miles from the sun?

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LastYearsMan  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:11:25am

re: #229 BeachDem

Personally I say “good.” Give the Republicans everything they want. No half-measures. But clearly say “This is what 2-4 years of GOP ideas does to America.” Make it plain as day just what a bunch of incompetent shit-lords that party is.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:12:44am

re: #242 sagehen

How can you have mountain lions when you’re not in, or even near, the mountains?

We are near the mountains - well about ninety miles away. The Nebraska Panhandle is extremely rural with few people and has lots of wildlife, like mountain goats, elk, deer, antelope, and other such critters that allow mountain lions food.

Moreover, the Nebraska Sandhils (one mile north of my town) stretch four hundred miles across northern Nebraska from the Laramie Range in Wyoming to the eastern reaches of the state. Most of it is empty, much of it is nature preserves (such as the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge), and most of the rest is ranches. The largest city in the Nebraska Sandhills is Scottsbluff/Gering/Terrytown (all together 14,000).

Lots of places for mountain lions here. West of town in Banner County, in the sandstone bluffs are caves. The Wildcat Hills south of town stretch between my town and Sidney all the way to the Laramie Range as well, including such things as Jail and Courthouse Rocks (a city park in Bridgeport), Chimney Rock National Monument (in Bayard), and Scott’s Bluff National Monument (in Gering).

Driving west on Road 78/NE-88 you follow rocky bluffs from just south of town all the way to US-85 west of La Grange, Wyoming. The only towns on that route are Bridgeport Redington (in my county, population 8 when the Bible Camp isn’t running), Alden (ghost town), La Grange (300).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:13:20am

re: #245 LastYearsMan

Personally I say “good.” Give the Republicans everything they want. No half-measures. But clearly say “This is what 2-4 years of GOP ideas does to America.” Make it plain as day just what a bunch of incompetent shit-lords that party is.

Make it as plain as you want, they will blame it on the after-effects of eight years of Obama …

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Teukka  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:13:36am

re: #182 BeachDem

And Carl Bernstein, speaking about Kellyanne Conway, lays it out quite simply:

And it’s time to talk about what we do as journalists and what propaganda ministers do.”

“That is what she is—is a propaganda ministerReichsministerin für Propaganda,” he said.

*FTFY

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:13:59am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How can we have sunflowers when we are 93 million miles from the sun?

LOL We have fields of sunflowers, too. Fun fact (I once posted this in my Rural Intelligent Life column in a journal I write for): Sunflowers always face east.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:14:08am

re: #233 Dr Lizardo

Funny you should post that; I was talking with a student of mine a couple of weeks ago and I sent her a link to the actual video for that song - she wrote back, asking, “Is this something new from Lady Gaga?”

Ah, these kids today! /s

For what it’s worth, she loved it and she’s now listening to Missing Persons on her iPhone.

does she like lady gaga because she’s so popular as a pop singer, or because she’s an amazing musician?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:16:18am

re: #250 VegasGolfer

does she like lady gaga because she’s so popular as a pop singer, or because she’s an amazing musician?

one need not exclude the other, LG is a rare case of both applying…

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Teukka  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:16:53am

Interesting thread of thought…

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VegasGolfer  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:19:43am

re: #251 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))
Nope, but the pop star aspect overshadows her musical talent. I’m sure as she gets older it will come out in spades

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:21:02am

re: #253 VegasGolfer

Nope, but the pop star aspect overshadows her musical talent. I’m sure as she gets older it will come out in spades

I can only agree with that. I tend to ignore things that are over-hyped, but she stands out for her talent beyond the superficial.

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:30:43am

re: #229 BeachDem

Of course the GOP cannot fund contraceptives. That would mean that males acknowledge females autonomy, and that’s just fucking balderdash! Women can’t own their own bodies! That goes against God!

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:35:08am

re: #255 VegasGolfer

Damn, she’s good. I never listened to Lady Gaga before. Perhaps I have been living under a rock (or a sandhill) out here.

Hope there are no scorpions or rattlesnakes in her piano. /s

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VegasGolfer  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:41:36am
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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:54:33am

re: #258 VegasGolfer

I love Lady Gaga. She don’t fuck around. She bought Frank Zappa’s house up Laurel Canyon, she’s a fine steward of the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.

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William Lewis  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:55:14am

re: #257 Anymouse

Damn, she’s good. I never listened to Lady Gaga before. Perhaps I have been living under a rock (or a sandhill) out here.

Hope there are no scorpions or rattlesnakes in her piano. /s

Pop music is like that, sometimes real surprises hide out there to make up for the garbage. I have a soft spot for Pink and for Gwen Stefani as well.

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:41:02am

re: #257 Anymouse

Lady Gaga is tremendously talented. She wanted to be Madonna when she was a kid, she ended up being Lady Gaga (more talented and versatile than Madonna). Her singing voice is angelic, one of the best in the music business.

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:45:27am
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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:46:28am

re: #260 William Lewis

Pop music is like that, sometimes real surprises hide out there to make up for the garbage. I have a soft spot for Pink and for Gwen Stefani as well.

I do too. I am also amazed with all the great music clips Mr. Johnson enlightens us with here. His long career in the music business (unlike my one long-playing short-selling album) gives him a real ear for incredible but under-appreciated artists. (I would like to think those artists get bumps in their sales or notoriety when Mr. Johnson features them here, especially since so many wingnuts think Mr. Johnson’s Website is irrelevant. /s for last dependent clause)

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:50:52am

As far as Lady Gaga is concerned, this did it for me.

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:51:04am

re: #263 Anymouse

Seems we have a lot in common: Central European/Midwestern heritage, some dalliance with music (my first band was with a hammer dulcimer, I later toured and recorded an album with a band in Germany that sold a whopping 1,100 copies) and a similar philosophy in viewing life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:51:32am

re: #264 teleskiguy

As far as Lady Gaga is concerned, this did it for me.

Likewise, we need more pop stars like that.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:55:17am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Seems we have a lot in common: Central European/Midwestern heritage, some dalliance with music (my first band was with a hammer dulcimer, I later toured and recorded an album with a band in Germany that sold a whopping 1,100 copies) and a similar philosophy in viewing life.

My long lost cousin’s sister’s husband’s uncle’s next-door-neighbour!!!!!

If you sold 1,100 albums, that’s six hundred more than I did.

I do have a YouTube video (I didn’t record it) of me playing my dulcimer badly without a stand (pillows on a piano bench in a piano shop) in Little Rock a couple years ago. I’m a YouTube star! I’m famous! (with maybe fifty views)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 3:59:11am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:00:58am

re: #267 Anymouse

My long lost cousin’s sister’s husband’s uncle’s next-door-neighbour!!!!!

I have relatives in Nebraska, one a namesake (with the same middle initial, even) is a published scholar of Russian Orthodox Eucharistic Theology.

I have an MA in Russian, worked and lived there in the early 90’s…

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:01:05am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:05:09am

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:10:02am

re: #250 VegasGolfer

does she like lady gaga because she’s so popular as a pop singer, or because she’s an amazing musician?

She likes Lady Gaga for her musicianship.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:13:32am

re: #271 Anymouse

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teleskiguy  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:32:58am

Anymouse, I hope you’re convinced of Lady Gaga’s bottomless talent. :)

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:38:58am

re: #274 teleskiguy

Anymouse, I hope you’re convinced of Lady Gaga’s bottomless talent. :)

Yup. I’ll have to look into her albums now, thanks for making me spend more money. (:: (I don’t copy YouTube videos or anything like that: If I like an artist I will fork over the clams for their work.)

re: #273 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Mostly I just play locally and for free now. When I was still married to my first wife, we travelled all over Florida and south Georgia chasing a few bucks here and there.

The most I ever got paid was at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival one year (paid musicians are only invited there, so I feel special). The most exposure I ever got was in the National Hammered Dulcimer Competition in Winfield Kansas in 2010, where I finished 7th of 13 (I beat six, six beat me - I also played a heck of a lot better than that YouTube clip, though there is another YouTube clip from a previous conference in Denver where I did a bunch better).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:49:29am

re: #275 Anymouse

Mostly I just play locally and for free now. When I was still married to my first wife, we travelled all over Florida and south Georgia chasing a few bucks here and there.

The most I ever got paid was at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival one year (paid musicians are only invited there, so I feel special). The most exposure I ever got was in the National Hammered Dulcimer Competition in Winfield Kansas in 2010, where I finished 7th of 13 (I beat six, six beat me - I also played a heck of a lot better than that YouTube clip, though there is another YouTube clip from a previous conference in Denver where I did a bunch better).

I lived off gigging for a few years in Flagstaff, Arizona. We were the house band at the Stockman’s Club, the local trucker/cowboy hangout.

My girlfriend and I (another US expat and fiddle player) found a market niche here for 60s-80s pop songs at private parties and barbecues: usually pays a 100-200 euros per head, no PA and we are wrapped up and on our way home by midnight.

Sure beats loading up a van, travelling halfway across the country and playing for 50 euros (on a good night) and then loading out and driving home at 3am…

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:52:26am

re: #256 teleskiguy

Of course the GOP cannot fund contraceptives. That would mean that males acknowledge females autonomy, and that’s just fucking balderdash! Women can’t own their own bodies! That goes against God!

They only care about TEH FETUSES!!! Everything else can go to hell.

Republican policy in a nutshell.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:57:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:58:47am

re: #277 Myron Falwell (no relation)

They only care about TEH FETUSES!!! Everything else can go to hell.

Republican policy in a nutshell.

I goes deeper than that: to the Christian fundies, sex is only for procreative purposes and only within a church-sanctioned marriage.

Men are allowed to enjoy it to a degree, but only as an expression of their passionate patriotism, but women are supposed to close their eyes and think of their wifely duties.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 4:59:22am

re: #278 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Republicans are playing with gasoline and don’t care. Only that they wreak as much destruction as possible before their inevitable demise.

How many of us are they gonna take down with them?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:00:48am

I can’t tell what is the more disturbing tweet I woke up to this morning: the above one from Caroline O. or THIS one:

JFC.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:02:14am

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How many of us are they gonna take down with them?

That’s what is absolutely terrifying. They are on a suicide pact and want to take us all down.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:04:18am

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How many of us are they gonna take down with them?

Just the sick, the old, the young, the weak, the outsiders.

You know—hyena rules.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:05:50am

re: #283 Decatur Deb

Just the sick, the old, the young, and the weak. You know—hyena rules.

This is how a representative republic dies.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:08:33am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:12:25am

re: #285 The Vicious Babushka

The change comes as President-elect Donald Trump vows to fight increases in drug prices. He said many drug companies are “getting away with murder” at his first press conference since the election on Wednesday.

Hahahahahaha, and I have some land west of Miami to sell you too.

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:16:39am

re: #286 Timothy Watson

At the rate things are going, land IN Miami take on the same meaning…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:18:59am

re: #280 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How many of us are they gonna take down with them?

We will ultimately have to settle accounts with them, of course.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:19:42am

re: #286 Timothy Watson

Hahahahahaha, and I have some land west of Miami to sell you too.

LOL pretty soon Miami will have to move west of Miami because east of Miami (i.e. the ocean) will move into Miami.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:21:00am

re: #279 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I goes deeper than that: to the Christian fundies, sex is only for procreative purposes and only within a church-sanctioned marriage.

Men are allowed to enjoy it to a degree, but only as an expression of their passionate patriotism, but women are supposed to close their eyes and think of their wifely duties.

Not that it needs any more validation, but one of my cousins (she and her husband are in Shenyang, China for college studies) grew up as a Southern Baptist, and recently wrote about said experiences.

5 Sex Myths Christians Should Drop in 2017: The Thistlette

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:21:10am

re: #288 Dr Lizardo

We will ultimately have to settle accounts with them, of course.

If enough of us are left…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:22:16am

re: #290 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Not that it needs any more validation, but one of my cousins (she and her husband are in Shenyang, China for college studies) grew up as a Southern Baptist, and recently wrote about said experiences.

5 Sex Myths Christians Should Drop in 2017: The Thistlette

“Sex is filthy, animalistic and disgusting, which is why you should save it for marriage!”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:23:22am
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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:26:28am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My apologies for not responding right away, but I had to attend to my blog (which Mr. Johnson would burn me at the stake for if I linked it here, so I won’t - my wife’s “we’re doomed blog” is what’s linked in my name here).

Next line NSFW:

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As for the GOP moving to eliminate CHIP (they aren’t just trying to erase President Obama, it looks like they are trying to erase Bill and Hillary Clinton too - the GOP is way more libertarian than the Libertarian Party - even my former LP wife is in shock from the destruction the GOP wishes to bring because libruals

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:27:24am

The real reason for the immediate repeal of Obamacare:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:28:14am

GOP is realizing its fever dream of repealing the entire New Deal.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:28:48am

re: #295 The Vicious Babushka

The real reason for the immediate repeal of Obamacare:

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That and “black guy in the White House.” Even though it’s there own damn plan.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:29:50am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

GOP is realizing its fever dream of repealing the entire New Deal.

“We have to repeal everything before you find out what in the hell we did to you…”

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jeffreyw  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:31:02am

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Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:32:10am

re: #295 The Vicious Babushka

The real reason for the immediate repeal of Obamacare:

repealing Obamacare means avg $7-M tax-cut for 400 top US earners

Think of all the well-paid jobs with benefits they are going to create with that money…

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:33:22am

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s jumping the gun. Abortion is still legal in this country.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:34:44am

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

He’s jumping the gun. Abortion is still legal in this country.

…for now. The GOP probably has some long-dormant court case they are DYING to take up to a Heritage Foundation-packed Supreme Court.

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:35:42am

re: #281 Myron Falwell (no relation)

As Illidan Stormrage would say: “YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!”

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:37:33am

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

He’s jumping the gun. Abortion is still legal in this country.

That gets him his court challenge though, at Idaho taxpayer expense.

To overturn Roe v Wade conservatives need a court challenge.

As for CHIP, they’re not just trying to erase legacies from the Obama Administration, they’re trying to do the same with the Clinton Administration. Can’t have those socialist programmes that work showing our orthodoxy is wrong, don’cha know.

Need to get to bed. I have to work with the village water operators in a few hours to learn how to operate and reprogram the water tower alarm system so it quits calling people who are no longer on our village board when it gets too cold outside.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:39:20am

re: #300 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Think of all the well-paid jobs with benefits they are going to create with that money…

In the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:42:16am

re: #305 Anymouse

In the Cayman Islands and Switzerland.

…and to pay off debts to the Russian Mafia.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:42:59am

re: #306 Myron Falwell (no relation)

…and to pay off debts to the Russian Mafia.

Think of how many hookers and dealers they will be able to hire!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:45:15am

re: #303 I cannot.

1977: Debbie Does Dallas.
2017: Donnie Does Dubna.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:54:21am

So, Fuckface Von Clownstick has declared that he will “donate the profits” from his overseas holdings to the U.S. Treasury. Apart from the fact that this is illegal as fuck, what happens when his properties show negative profits, as is typical of a Trump property?

He’ll cut himself checks directly from the U.S. Treasury.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:58:28am

Which is why the GOP wants to overreach like they’ve never overreached before. He’s endangered and they know it. Their party is also in deep trouble, especially if Team Trump’s treasonous acts engulf a crapton of people in their hierarchy. So do everything all at once and fuck you all.

The consequences of this vengeful behavior are likewise inconceivable.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 5:58:38am

re: #309 The Vicious Babushka

So, Fuckface Von Clownstick has declared that he will “donate the profits” from his overseas holdings to the U.S. Treasury. Apart from the fact that this is illegal as fuck, what happens when his properties show negative profits, as is typical of a Trump property?

He’ll cut himself checks directly from the U.S. Treasury.

That’s why Trump is better than Pence—all he wants is the cash and hookers.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:00:57am

re: #311 Decatur Deb

That’s why Trump is better than Pence—all he wants is the cash and hookers.

On the one hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so that’s a plus.
On the other hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so he can screw it up better.

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:02:04am

re: #311 Decatur Deb

And you have to admit…Trump is, in some ways, a lot more interesting than Pence…

…in the same way watching a train go over a cliff is interesting…

…with you in it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:02:30am

re: #166 Stanley Sea

And a major terror attack.

Because Trump.

Which will add to the social unrest, resentment and hatred towards Trump and the GOP. He’s incapable of unity, only division. Forced acts of unity will backfire horribly.

This rerun of 9/11 will wind up tearing the republic apart.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:03:07am

re: #312 Anymouse

On the one hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so that’s a plus.
On the other hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so he can screw it up better.

From what I’ve heard from Indiana, he’s not all that great at running government. He just doesn’t owe Russia anything.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:03:46am

re: #313 I cannot.

And you have to admit…Trump is, in some ways, a lot more interesting than Pence…

…in the same way watching a train go over a cliff is interesting…

…with you in it.

It’s going at any rate. With Trump we get amusement until the impact.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:04:23am

re: #310 Myron Falwell (no relation)

“Après nous le déluge” - current GOP strategy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:05:25am

re: #312 Anymouse

On the one hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so that’s a plus.
On the other hand, Mike Pence knows how government works, so he can screw it up better.

I do not think that Trump rightly cares one way or the other about gay rights or women’s health care, which in that respect makes him slightly less dangerous than a man who wants to ban gay marriage, abortions and contraception.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:05:58am

re: #315 Belafon

From what I’ve heard from Indiana, he’s not all that great at running government. He just doesn’t owe Russia anything.

He’s had his own episodes of sneaky, vindictive behavior there.

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:08:31am

re: #315 Belafon

The Indianapolis Star is a fairly conservative paper, and they printed this as a front page editorial…

en.wikipedia.org

(how often do ANY papers do a full-front page editorial like that?)

And Matt Yglesias had a nice little thing to say about him a few years back.

In some ways, we’re happy he got called up to the big leagues. Either he can’t fuck us up anymore, or you ALL get to suffer with us, either way, its an improvement (but at least he’s been better than Brownback…)

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:09:14am

re: #317 Dr Lizardo

“Après nous le déluge” - current GOP strategy.

They expect Armageddon, and if it doesn’t happen, they’ll enact it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:10:44am

shoot me now

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:11:45am

re: #322 The Vicious Babushka

shoot me now

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GIULIANI HAS THE BEST CYBER!1!!!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:13:28am

re: #323 Timothy Watson

GIULIANI HAS THE BEST CYBER!1!!!

He has experience with broken Windows.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:14:14am

re: #324 Decatur Deb

He has experience with broken Windows.

and he has the biggest Apples

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:14:34am

re: #321 Decatur Deb

They expect Armageddon, and if it doesn’t happen, they’ll enact it.

In short, they want us to overthrow them. It’s part of their suicide pact.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:14:54am

Barron would do a better job than Rudy with The Cyber.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:16:00am

I’ll leave you with this:

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:16:11am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

Barron would do a better job than Rudy with The Cyber.

Rudy’s going to get the writers on CSI: Cyber as paid consultants to help out.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:17:01am

Greets and saluts from the sultry and warm NYC metro area. Record temps ahead today, as is the record amount of dumbassery directed from Trump tower.

Not just the assault on the 1A and reporters doing their jobs asking tough questions.
Not just Trump lying about what he knew and when - and lying about what Clapper told him.
Not just Trump’s nominees showing their reckless disregard for the intelligence of Americans - by being unprepared, incapable of answering basic questions about the role of their job (Sessions), or just lying about their experience and what they did (Tillerson).
Not just the GOP Senate that will dutifully confirm these guys knowing full well that they’re not qualified except that they’ve got the (R) stamp next to their name.

No, we’ve got the GOP already working hard to repeal Obamacare with late night votes in the Senate to begin the process of dismantling the ACA (yeah nitwits the ACA = Obamacare; the full name is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)) but the GOP decided to hang it around Obama’s neck - even though he used the GOP’s central health care idea - individual mandate to expand coverage and require people to get insurance.

The GOP has no replacement plan, but they’re going ahead with repeal votes. That doesn’t strike anyone odd? Speaker Ryan long claims to have a better way. That’s all bullshit.

This is the GOP plan: #GOPDontCare.

They don’t care that repealing ACA would add trillions to the debt over the next 10 years.
They don’t care that millions would lose coverage.
They don’t care that it’s been estimated that 45k people would die each year because of loss of coverage.
They don’t care that hospitals would again suffer from having to pick up indigent care and hospital bankruptcies would increase.
They don’t care that premium increases have slowed since the ACA was enacted - from over 30% average per year to about 20%.
They just don’t care.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:19:35am

re: #199 VegasGolfer

So what are we gonna do to fight the trump agenda? charles?
indivisibleguide.com
This is how the tea party fought obama a nd won.
I put the link up here, but nobody took this seriously.
Somebody here from philly poo pooed this because they predicted hilary would lose so they felt they were vindicated and its out of his/hers hands.
I feel the people who post here would rather bitch on here instead of getting involved in real life.
For myself im going to my junior senator who is 2 miles from my house and get involved.
Whos with me?
Im predicting you will be on the losing side like democrats are most of the time.
Who’s gonna prove me wrong?

True, we should bitch as much to our congressmen and senators, particularly if they are Republicans, and get our friends to do the same.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:20:50am

Oh and anyone who has a non-ACA plan (employer-based insurance), you too will get screwed with the ACA repeal, since your premiums will rise to compensate for the loss of indigent care coverage, hospitals will lose incentives for making sure people are not going to get readmitted or acquire infections while in the facilities.

3.5 million jobs will likely be lost as the health care field gets slammed by Trump and the GOP cabal of cronies who think bootstraps will save someone from medically induced bankruptcy because they can’t afford medical care.

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:21:01am
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sagehen  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:22:43am

re: #252 Teukka

Interesting thread of thought…

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It’s been storified:

storify.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:24:14am

PEEOTUS using his stubby Tweet finger to manipulate stock prices again

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:24:33am

re: #330 lawhawk

After the 2012 election, many RWNJs adopted the philosophy “Let it burn.” They are outright nihilists, pure and simple.

See Steve Bannon.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:24:53am

I am such a nerd:

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:28:42am

re: #333 I cannot.

“Whose guns are you going to use?” — Russia-lurving RWNJ Bot

These are the people who want open warfare. That should scare everyone.

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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:30:26am
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:31:10am

Right wing troglodytes:

Libertarian billionaires want to watch the world burn:

These are the people gleeful at Trump’s shit show.

Meanwhile, GOP math reveals budget problems in Kansas, home of Sam Brownback. The Gov., pushing tax hikes to fix the huge budget hole he created when he gave away the farm to businesses a few years back - the economy cratered, jobs didn’t get created, and revenues dried up.

So, what’s the problem? Guess what taxes he’s increasing - not fixing the tax problem he created, but will fill the hole with an income tax hike on those making the least and tobacco and liquor taxes.

Instead of fixing the problem, it’s a burden shift to those least able to afford them. He’s making it more expensive for Kansas residents to drown their sorrows as the budget implodes, schools get shafted and infrastructure crumbles while businesses run amok without paying their tax obligations (because they’ve figured out how to game the system so they don’t have to pay tax).

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:33:06am

re: #335 The Vicious Babushka

LL Bean. Good clothes, even if most of them are made overseas. A handful of products are made in the US, but everything from shirts to fleeces, are made overseas.

MAGA? LMAO.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:34:22am

re: #340 lawhawk

Right wing troglodytes:

These are the people gleeful at Trump’s shit show.

Meanwhile, GOP math reveals budget problems in Kansas, home of Sam Brownback. The Gov., pushing tax hikes to fix the huge budget hole he created when he gave away the farm to businesses a few years back - the economy cratered, jobs didn’t get created, and revenues dried up.

So, what’s the problem? Guess what taxes he’s increasing - not fixing the tax problem he created, but will fill the hole with an income tax hike on those making the least and tobacco and liquor taxes.

Instead of fixing the problem, it’s a burden shift to those least able to afford them. He’s making it more expensive for Kansas residents to drown their sorrows as the budget implodes, schools get shafted and infrastructure crumbles while businesses run amok without paying their tax obligations (because they’ve figured out how to game the system so they don’t have to pay tax).

So Kansas will become more like Texas, but without oil.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:35:15am

re: #338 Myron Falwell (no relation)

“Whose guns are you going to use?” — Russia-lurving RWNJ Bot

These are the people who want open warfare. That should scare everyone.

“Ours.”

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lizardofid  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:38:02am

re: #318 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I do not think that Trump rightly cares one way or the other about gay rights or women’s health care, which in that respect makes him slightly less dangerous than a man who wants to ban gay marriage, abortions and contraception.

My impression is that, for DT, issues like gay rights, women’s healthcare, or any other social issue you would care to name, are nothing more that chits to be dealt and traded. Everything is negotiable in order to maximize profit and power.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:42:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:42:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:43:59am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:44:30am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:46:30am

re: #322 The Vicious Babushka

shoot me now

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:48:00am
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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:49:38am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why not have cyber security go to the highest bidder?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:51:18am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:51:20am

re: #335 The Vicious Babushka

PEEOTUS using his stubby Tweet finger to manipulate stock prices again

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I really like LL Bean clothes. Now I’ll have to re-think.

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darthstar  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:51:56am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:53:10am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I thought he would appoint Ed Snowden to this position.

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makeitstop  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:53:53am

re: #252 Teukka

Interesting thread of thought…

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Storify version

Makes great sense. All the ‘unverified’ info from the addendum correlates with facts as we saw them transpire (minus the pee story, but that’s peripheral, anyway).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:55:08am

hahahahahahaaaa

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:55:11am

re: #350 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hacking. Defense.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 6:56:33am

Bill Mitchell is on a roll today. Dumbass.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:00:22am

re: #359 lawhawk

Bill Mitchell is on a roll today. Dumbass.

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The meme HURR HURR TEH LIBRULS & DEMOCRATZ IS ALL LAZY MOOCHERS LIVIN IT UP ON FOOD STAMPS & WELFARES!!!!!! was suspended for a while during the campaign while the GOP went after votes from the “economically anxious” WWC.

Looks like it’s back now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:01:42am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:04:06am

re: #361 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m so old I remember when Republicans were surreptitious about selling off the commonwealth.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:06:57am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:08:55am

heh

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:09:19am

re: #361 Backwoods_Sleuth

“We’re sorry, Mr. Stelter, but your services at CNN are no longer needed… and please take this pill after you leave.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:15:22am

This poor woman’s twitter is full of eejits who do not realize that she is NOT Linda Bean of LL Bean, all because DT used the wrong twitter name in his tweet.

The responses to this tweet are gobsmackingly stupid:

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:18:21am

Thank you @lawhawk for the hashtag.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:19:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:22:03am
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Lidane  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:22:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:29:06am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:29:12am

re: #370 Lidane

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Hoft? Wrong?

Can’t be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:30:18am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:31:03am

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, because that works.

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Weaselone  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:32:03am

re: #370 Lidane

I’m assuming that Hoft was equally as appalled by the theft of the DNC and Podesta emails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:35:48am

In a move celebrated by groups ranging from the Blackfoot Nation and Montana Hunters and Anglers to the National Parks Conservation Association and U.S. Sen. Jon Testor, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has canceled the final two oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in northwest Montana. The two lease cancellations address outstanding concerns about the potential for oil and gas development in this culturally and ecologically important area.

“We are proud to have worked alongside the Blackfeet Nation and the U.S. Forest Service throughout this process to roll back decades-old leases and reinforce the importance of developing resources in the right way and the right places,” Interior Secretary Jewell said Tuesday in announcing the move. “The cancellation of the final two leases in the rich cultural and natural Badger-Two Medicine Area will ensure it is protected for future generations.”

The BLM notified J.G. Kluthe Trust of Nebraska and W.A. Moncrief Jr. of Texas of the cancellations of the final two leases in the area. The lease cancellations occur after 30 years of administrative, legal and legislative actions and reflect the historical and cultural significance of the area to the Blackfeet Tribe and concerns regarding leasing issuance.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:36:52am

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I don’t think there’s a worse DT appointee.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:37:34am
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:38:21am

re: #369 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cigna announced they no longer cover Epipens for their insurance. They only cover the generic alternatives.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:38:36am

OT But I am now in Tokyo. Good luck there in America. Hopefully my passport will still be valid after Trump takes office.

More details after I sleep for a while.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:40:57am

re: #379 lawhawk

Cigna announced they no longer cover Epipens for their insurance. They only cover the generic alternatives.

The company will find a way to charge just Cigna a higher price than they charge everyone else for the generic version.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:43:45am

re: #373 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Also, too: he probably needs to vote for Sessions to please his constituents.

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sagehen  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:47:37am

Are the Bernie-bro purity ponies still insisting that Hillary and Donald are the same? That their protest vote was reasonable because “she didn’t earn my vote”?

The far right is getting everything they ever wanted; while the far left gets to feel virtuous for refusing to accept the half a loaf they’d have gotten by voting for the slightly left-of-center.

Has Susan Sarandon spoken in public since the election? I think I hate her and her ilk even more than I hate the deplorables.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:47:59am

re: #382 Sir John Barron

Also, too: he probably needs to vote for Sessions to please his constituents.

It won’t, and when AG Sessions makes it harder for blacks to vote, he’ll lose his reelection.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:50:39am

re: #384 Belafon

It won’t, and when AG Sessions makes it harder for blacks to vote, he’ll lose his reelection.

yeah, that, too.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:52:13am

re: #370 Lidane

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Has Hoft corrected?

Sorry, couldn’t resist. I know he never corrects his “reporting” errors.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:58:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:58:56am
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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:58:57am

re: #380 wheat-dogg

OT But I am now in Tokyo. Good luck there in America. Hopefully my passport will still be valid after Trump takes office.

More details after I sleep for a while.

Jealous. I miss Tokyo, and I must go back.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 7:59:47am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:01:18am

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the min wage and OT is more a DOL question I would think. But yeah, let’s appoint “govt is bad” guy to head gov agency charged with helping people.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:01:57am

re: #390 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Carson doesn’t know what the mission of HUD is.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:02:11am

re: #383 sagehen

Has Susan Sarandon spoken in public since the election? I think I hate her and her ilk even more than I hate the deplorables.

Yeah I seem to remember her making some statement saying WAAAAH!! EVERYBODY IS BLAMING TEH ELECTION ON ME!!! I’M A VICTIM!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:02:41am

LIVE: Mattis says need to realize Putin is trying to break NATO; thinks world order ‘under biggest attack since World War Two’

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:02:55am

re: #390 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Carson: Can we go back to the guy who didn’t ask me any questions?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:03:43am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Does DT know?

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Donkey With No Name  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:04:56am

OT: what idiot did the graphic design for Trump’s “office of the president-elect” podium? It’s supposed to show the White House in a red circle, but from any distance away it looks precisely like a Do Not Enter sign.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:05:10am

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III: Trump’s nominee for Attorney General or cartoon rooster from a banned Disney movie? #SamanthaBee

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:06:09am

re: #384 Belafon

I fully expect that the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (and subsequent amendments) and Voting Rights Act of 1965 will both come before a repeal vote in Congress during this session, and Republicans will strip 100 years of progress from minorities in a few short days’ time.

Keep in mind that things like redlining, fair housing, gerrymandering, literacy tests, and the like are NOT explicitly banned via the Constitution, but by legislative action. States weren’t able to overturn these due to the Supremacy clause, however they can be undone at the federal level by a simple majority vote.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:06:17am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:06:39am

re: #397 Donkey With No Name

OT: what idiot did the graphic design for Trump’s “office of the president-elect” podium? It’s supposed to show the White House in a red circle, but from any distance away it looks precisely like a Do Not Enter sign.

Someone with a sense of humor and who probably thought he wasn’t going to get paid no matter what.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:07:01am

re: #392 Sir John Barron

Carson doesn’t know what the mission of HUD is.

I repeat. Just because you live in a house doesn’t mean you’re qualified to be HUD Secretary.

I have more experience, given that my dad used to run housing programs in NYC and went out with him to job sites, watched him get housing projects built under federal, state, and local housing programs, deal with mortgage companies, nonprofits, and others to get more affordable housing built. I know what NAHRO is. And Section 8.

Carson knows none of this. Trump doesn’t care that Carson doesn’t. His supporters certainly don’t.

They just repeat the same baffling BS. He’s a surgeon. Of course he’s qualified.

This dumbass got himself blocked. The derpularity is strong with them.

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Weaselone  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:07:02am

re: #382 Sir John Barron

Also, too: he probably needs to vote for Sessions to please his constituents.

His chances of being reelected are slim. Unless Republican becomes a 4 letter word between now and his reelection, West Virginia will almost certainly elect a real Republican instead of whatever Manchin is. The thing is I actually have sympathy for him.

The voting population of his state has apparently deluded itself in the face of a mountain of evidence that voting Republican is the path back to the glory days. The state has been poor a long time and even a decent uptick in coal demand is not going generate a more than a paltry number of jobs, yet the people vote for for the party and the politicians who say they’ll do X because it’ll make the coal jobs come back. They do this despite the fact that the coal industry destroys the 2 most important assets that West Virginia has left: it’s People and its Land.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:08:37am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is he at a confirmation hearing? I’d like to have a non-twitter link I can send to someone here at work.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:09:18am

re: #402 lawhawk

Ben the “only choice”.

That is some major cult logic. Deplorable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:09:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:10:37am

re: #404 Belafon

Is he at a confirmation hearing? I’d like to have a non-twitter link I can send to someone here at work.

yes

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Joe Bacon  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:12:55am

re: #403 Weaselone

His chances of being reelected are slim. Unless Republican becomes a 4 letter word between now and his reelection, West Virginia will almost certainly elect a real Republican instead of whatever Manchin is. The thing is I actually have sympathy for him.

The voting population of his state has apparently deluded itself in the face of a mountain of evidence that voting Republican is the path back to the glory days. The state has been poor a long time and even a decent uptick in coal demand is not going generate a more than a paltry number of jobs, yet the people vote for for the party and the politicians who say they’ll do X because it’ll make the coal jobs come back. They do this despite the fact that the coal industry destroys the 2 most important assets that West Virginia has left: it’s People and its Land.

Yes, but they got…Jay-Zuss…

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:13:47am
It’s far from obvious that repealing Stand Your Ground laws would break that loop. As Light shows, the right to claim the protective mantle of self-defense has never been equally distributed in America. Stand Your Ground laws may be stark symbols of that reality, but they didn’t create it. Stand Your Ground didn’t kill Martin or keep Zimmerman out of jail. And it didn’t protect Peterson. Truly facing the problems of violence in America will mean following Light’s lead and digging deeper.


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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:14:34am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Probably there to meet a friend who lives there. Initials P.M. Speculating.

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makeitstop  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:15:11am

re: #389 electrotek

Jealous. I miss Tokyo, and I must go back.

Your theme song for the morning (and also one of my favorite MSP songs):

(I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline - MSP

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:15:25am

re: #404 Belafon

Is he at a confirmation hearing? I’d like to have a non-twitter link I can send to someone here at work.

CSPAN link

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:15:54am

re: #406 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That would be Marine Le Pen of France’s fascist neo-Nazi “National Front” party for those of you unfamiliar with the name.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:16:34am

re: #399 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I fully expect that the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (and subsequent amendments) and Voting Rights Act of 1965 will both come before a repeal vote in Congress during this session, and Republicans will strip 100 years of progress from minorities in a few short days’ time.

Keep in mind that things like redlining, fair housing, gerrymandering, literacy tests, and the like are NOT explicitly banned via the Constitution, but by legislative action. States weren’t able to overturn these due to the Supremacy clause, however they can be undone at the federal level by a simple majority vote.

they really hate the 14th amendment. Federalism and all that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:16:37am

re: #409 Birth Control Works

It’s far from obvious that repealing Stand Your Ground laws would break that loop.

The most important aspect of SYG is not to leave any witnesses alive who might contradict your version of things…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:17:54am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:19:21am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:19:35am

re: #416 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Freudian slip

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:20:25am

re: #417 The Vicious Babushka

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“Lady, I don’t even know where the HUD building is. How can I say whether DT will benefit from anything I do there?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:21:34am
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:21:45am

re: #418 Sir John Barron

Not a Freudian slip. An intention to carry out the dismantling and gutting of every safety net and federal program that helps anyone but the 1%.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:22:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:22:57am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:23:26am

re: #420 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The ACA is our faithful ally. We have always been at war with Obamacare.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:24:11am

re: #411 makeitstop

Your theme song for the morning (and also one of my favorite MSP songs):

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Video

I like that. I was listening to this guy (Okuda Tamio) last night. He doesn’t let much of his stuff get onto youtube, or not for long, but this is an early favorite (he was writer producer for Puffy a few years ago).

奥田民生 愛のために

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:25:38am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:26:24am

re: #423 Backwoods_Sleuth

@NICKinNOVA @charles_gaba @RockandLedge Replacement of failed Obamacare is a blessing that most who suck on the tot of welfare can’t see.

— Dan Eveland

What is this ‘replacement’ ye speak of?

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:26:42am

re: #413 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

That would be Marine Le Pen of France’s fascist neo-Nazi “National Front” party for those of you unfamiliar with the name.

A comment that really needs to be made regarding this -

Yesterday, Donald Trump ripped into the US Intelligence community, comparing them to Nazis.

Today, Donald Trump’s transition team is meeting with ACTUAL REAL-LIVE NAZIS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:26:52am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:27:59am

re: #399 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I fully expect that the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (and subsequent amendments) and Voting Rights Act of 1965 will both come before a repeal vote in Congress during this session, and Republicans will strip 100 years of progress from minorities in a few short days’ time.

Keep in mind that things like redlining, fair housing, gerrymandering, literacy tests, and the like are NOT explicitly banned via the Constitution, but by legislative action. States weren’t able to overturn these due to the Supremacy clause, however they can be undone at the federal level by a simple majority vote.

Again, it’s part of the GOP suicide pact. They want to permanently install a tyrannical dictatorship and will probably get it.

The only outcome from this tyranny may not come with elections, I’m afraid. The GOP is daring for us to rebel against them, and those are never peaceful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:28:27am

meanwhile, in sportsball news:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:29:13am
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makeitstop  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:30:14am

re: #425 Barefoot Grin

I like that. I was listening to this guy (Okuda Tamio) last night. He doesn’t let much of his stuff get onto youtube, or not for long, but this is an early favorite (he was writer producer for Puffy a few years ago).

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He’s pretty good. I love his choice of gear - I could use one of those baby Bassman amps. I used to have one, a ‘59. I sent it up in flames and threw it away back when I was young and stupid.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:32:27am

re: #431 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny thing is, the Chargers played their first year (1960) in Los Angeles. They were named after the Dodgers “CHARGE!” bugle.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:33:31am

re: #433 makeitstop

He’s pretty good. I love his choice of gear - I could use one of those baby Bassman amps. I used to have one, a ‘59. I sent it up in flames and threw it away back when I was young and stupid.

Ahh, youthful impetuousness…. He’s got a ‘59 Custom Les Paul, too, that’s quite lovely.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:37:58am

So this just happened in my office:

Manager 1: We have a three day weekend.

Manager 2: Oh really?! What for?

Manager 1: MLK day.

Manager 2: You mean Robert E. Lee day?

Managers 1 & 2: *chuckles*

I had to quickly leave for a smoke break.

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Donkey With No Name  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:38:02am

re: #409 Birth Control Works


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Yes, absolutely. Part of my distrust of 2nd Amendment absolutists - one tends to suspect they don’t really want everyone armed.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:38:33am

re: #427 Sir John Barron

What is this ‘replacement’ ye speak of?

His church will hold a couple bake sales when he gets sick….

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:39:22am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

LIVE: Mattis says need to realize Putin is trying to break NATO; thinks world order ‘under biggest attack since World War Two’

For people who think they remember the Cold War, Republicans have a sever lack of understanding what actually happened. It’s very much like their thinking about terrorism, or Russian hacking. They can only seem to think in terms of nation states and physical battles.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:41:21am

what in the utter fuck

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:42:14am
For more than twenty months, the Permanent Subcommittee on
Investigations has investigated the problem of online sex trafficking. The
investigation led the Subcommittee to focus on backpage.com, the leading online
marketplace for commercial sex. Operating in 97 countries and 943 locations
worldwide—and last valued at more than a half-billion dollars—Backpage is the
world’s second-largest classified advertising website. Backpage is involved in 73%
of all child trafficking reports that the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children (NCMEC) receives from the general public (excluding reports by Backpage
itself). The National Association of Attorneys General has aptly described
Backpage as a “hub” of “human trafficking, especially the trafficking of minors.”1

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:42:25am

re: #436 Arkansawyer

So this just happened in my office:

Manager 1: We have a three day weekend.

Manager 2: Oh really?! What for?

Manager 1: MLK day.

Manager 2: You mean Robert E. Lee day?

Managers 1 & 2: *chuckles*

I had to quickly leave for a smoke break.

I have a four-day holiday because of Lee-Jackson Day on Friday and MLK Day on Monday.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:42:25am

re: #440 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fuck

What he says is true, but that does not mean that a CEO knows nothing about the business.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:42:26am

But of course it will. Trump will use any means available to enrich himself from government funds.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:43:07am

re: #437 Donkey With No Name

Yes, absolutely. Part of my distrust of 2nd Amendment absolutists - one tends to suspect they don’t really want everyone armed.

ONLY those they consider human

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:43:10am

re: #436 Arkansawyer

So this just happened in my office:

Manager 1: We have a three day weekend.

Manager 2: Oh really?! What for?

Manager 1: MLK day.

Manager 2: You mean Robert E. Lee day?

Managers 1 & 2: *chuckles*

I had to quickly leave for a smoke break.

Patriots my ass. If you’re celebrating a guy who led the insurrectionists against the Union (aka the United States of America), you’re not rooting for the right side.

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MsJ  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:44:19am

So I just found a loaf of Aunt Millies Oatmeal bread - that has a best by date 11/2016 - buried in my pantry. There is not a spot of mold on it. WTF is this stuff that is being sold as an edible item?

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Arkansawyer  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:44:35am

re: #442 Timothy Watson

I have a four-day holiday because of Lee-Jackson Day on Friday and MLK Day on Monday.

It’s a shared holiday here.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:44:40am

How is this funny?

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:44:53am

re: #440 The Vicious Babushka

It wont matter that Carson is a dumb as a bag of hammers savant who knows only brain surgery. He’s a cutter, and that’s all that matters. He’s going to cut HUD into bits - ruining a department that helps create affordable housing across the nation.

To say he’s unqualified is an understatement. He’s a threat to himself.

The GOP will heartily confirm him anyways.

#GOPDontCare

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b.d.  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:44:58am

re: #436 Arkansawyer

So this just happened in my office:

Manager 1: We have a three day weekend.

Manager 2: Oh really?! What for?

Manager 1: MLK day.

Manager 2: You mean Robert E. Lee day?

Managers 1 & 2: *chuckles*

I had to quickly leave for a smoke break.

We don’t give steak knives or holidays to losers….

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[deleted]  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:46:33am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:46:47am

re: #451 b.d.

We don’t give steak knives or holidays to losers….

The Confederacy needed a participation prize.

////

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:47:13am

re: #444 The Vicious Babushka

Sen. Warren grills Carson: “You can’t assure us that HUD money…will not end up in the President-elect’s pockets.”

— Kyle Griffin

“Wait, that would be wrong?”

/

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:47:24am

LGF got a photo credit in an SPLC article about Charles C. Johnson.
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[deleted]  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:47:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:48:35am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:49:14am

re: #454 Sir John Barron

“Wait, that would be wrong?”

/

“No, the bucks stop here.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:49:32am

In reality, this obviously means very little. It’s merely a judge on the Massachusetts Suffolk County Superior Court. ExxonMobile has plenty of money, lawyers, and levels of appeal.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:49:35am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:50:40am

re: #431 Backwoods_Sleuth

meanwhile, in sportsball news:

Looks kind of lazy

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:51:57am

re: #460 Birth Control Works

NYT: Justice Department to find constitutional abuses by Chicago police: sources

The Tribune reported last week that the Justice Department sped up its timeline to get the report done before Democratic President Barack Obama hands over the White House on Jan. 20 to President-elect Donald Trump — a tough-on-crime, pro-police Republican.

Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a longtime law enforcement advocate who has been critical of civil rights investigations that paint police wrongdoing with a broad brush.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:52:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:52:08am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:54:03am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:55:21am

re: #464 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Why? Repeal doesn’t go far enough and repeal Medicare/Medicaid as well?

half sarc

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:55:51am

re: #461 FormerDirtDart

Looks kind of lazy

And, Twitter rapidly responds

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:56:05am

re: #463 lawhawk

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“HHS, HUD, whatevs.”

/

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:56:36am

re: #465 The Vicious Babushka

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Oh, “tools”. Is that what you call it?

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:56:48am

Eric Holder to Lead Democrats’ Attack on Republican Gerrymandering

Echoing a number of Mr. Obama’s top advisers, Mr. Holder described fighting Republican gerrymandering as a “primary concern” for the president once he leaves the White House.

“He thinks, and I think, that this is something that threatens our democracy,” Mr. Holder said. “We have a system now where the politicians are picking their voters, as opposed to voters making selections about who they want to represent them.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:57:37am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:57:55am

re: #462 Birth Control Works

Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a longtime law enforcement advocate who has been critical of civil rights investigations that paint police wrongdoing with a broad brush.

Fixed for accuracy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 8:58:31am
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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:05:19am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:05:29am

re: #468 Sir John Barron

“HHS, HUD, whatevs.”

/

Doesn’t matter. They’ll be homeless anyway….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:05:53am
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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:06:38am

As of yesterday I’ve been imprisoned by the “boot”. For the next 3-6 weeks, thanks to a horribly sprained ankle I experienced Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks to this, I can’t run, nor can I even drive a manual transmission vehicle until it is completely healed up.

First time I’ve had this since middle school.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:07:31am

Seeing the now-deleted comment above (before it was deleted) just scares the living s—t out of me. I feel like such a wimp for admitting that… 😕

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:07:57am

re: #477 electrotek

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As of yesterday I’ve been imprisoned by the “boot”. For the next 3-6 weeks, thanks to a horribly sprained ankle I experienced Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks to this, I can’t run, nor can I even drive a manual transmission vehicle until it is completely healed up.

First time I’ve had this since middle school.

Not exactly runway quality?

hugs!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:08:31am

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh for fuck sakes.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:09:03am

re: #478 Myron Falwell (no relation)

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I don’t remember the posts —it wasn’t me was it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:09:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:10:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:10:39am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:10:49am

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Ah, well, other community health centers, if they exist.”

/

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:11:17am

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’s speaking wingnut code for “crisis pregnancy centers”

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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:11:25am

Damn.

Reading this thread sure has depressed me.

Looking at losing the ACA is going to have big impact on me.

So feeling more than a little hopeless, I figured the only thing I can do is start by writing emails to politicians.

I usually keep them to myself, but today I am going to share what I just sent to GOP Ohio Senator Rob Portman.

Who knows, maybe my words will help lead to other to do the same.

Here is what I wrote, I admit it is a bit more heated than my usual, but these are unusual times:

Senator Portman,

I see you and your buddies in the Republican Party are well on the way to tearing apart the ACA.

What a heartless man you and they are.

Anyone reading this that works for Senator Portman fits the same category.

You are killing people literally.

I’ll use the words to the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, a document I don’t think any damn Republican is capable of supporting.

Those words are: “insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare.”

That is what the ACA was doing. You?

No, you do noting for the general welfare. You work for the welfare of the rich, who for some godforsaken reason must not be rich enough.

And yet, many of you and your buddies in the GOP are career politicians.

You know what a career politician is? A taker. A person on government welfare.

Do those words sound familiar?

Again…you do nothing for the common people, therefore you do nothing for the general welfare of the country.

The ACA has helped me, but I guess I am just one person among millions that you really don’t care about as long as YOU get your government check, your government benefits, your government health care.

You and the GOP Senators proved last evening you are all a danger to this country and are destroying it, one dollar to you and your rich buddies at a time.

It is disgusting and unAmerican.

I hope the people of this country come back to vote you and the rest of Republicans out of your seats, sooner than later.

But then, that may not happen as you do everything you can to mess with them actually being able to vote.

What a mess of so many lives you have just made. I hope all the souls of the people you just gave a death penalty come back to haunt you and GOP for the rest of your pathetic lives.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:11:36am

this isn’t creepy at all….

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:12:07am

re: #484 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pretty harsh thing to say about corporat—-oh wait

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:12:11am

re: #485 Sir John Barron

“Ah, well, other community health centers, if they exist.”

/

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:12:37am

re: #490 The Vicious Babushka

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“Are there no jails, no homeless shelters?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:13:00am

re: #484 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Hey you! The guy with the heart condition and only one leg…get off your lazy ass and go get a job!”

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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:13:04am

re: #479 Birth Control Works

Not exactly runway quality?

hugs!

Cheers.

Even going to the bathroom is a chore in itself.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:14:33am

re: #488 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bottles? Bottles?!?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:15:33am

re: #494 Eclectic Cyborg

Bottles? Bottles?!?

screwtop for easy access, no doubt

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:15:52am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:15:59am

re: #494 Eclectic Cyborg

Bottles? Bottles?!?

Those youthful good looks and immortality aren’t just going to rejuvenate themselves!

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I cannot.  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:16:02am

re: #488 Backwoods_Sleuth

I believe “The Beast” (Obama’s Limo), also has this.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:16:17am

re: #481 Birth Control Works
Oh no, it wasn’t you…

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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:17:25am

Had to pay $300 out of pocket for the “boot” too. At least I have health insurance covered by my employer, thankfully. Otherwise it would have been much higher.

Once I’m done with it, I’m going to donate it to charity so someone who doesn’t have health insurance can at least have the chance to recover. Especially since the forthcoming administration will do whatever it takes to prevent the less fortunate from seeking basic health care.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:18:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:18:28am

re: #478 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I missed the discussion there…MLK troll or what?

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:18:40am

re: #499 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Oh no, it wasn’t you…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:21:59am

re: #501 Birth Control Works

Or as I’ve always said in response to “but we’ve always done it that way” - “Yeah, well, they used to toss virgins into volcanoes but you don’t see that anymore, do ya?”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:22:24am

re: #502 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I missed the discussion there…MLK troll or what?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:24:10am

re: #505 Myron Falwell (no relation)

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:24:33am

re: #503 Birth Control Works

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:27:45am

re: #506 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:30:11am

Even in my most optimistic moments, I realize that things will have to get a lot worse, even catastrophically so, before they can even start to get any better.

And that is my best-case scenario.

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Semper Fi  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:30:48am

re: #477 electrotek

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As of yesterday I’ve been imprisoned by the “boot”. For the next 3-6 weeks, thanks to a horribly sprained ankle I experienced Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks to this, I can’t run, nor can I even drive a manual transmission vehicle until it is completely healed up.

First time I’ve had this since middle school.

I feel for you…those things aren’t easy and time is the healer. That little scooter thing should help you get around. Kneel the effected leg on it and zip around. Hope the pain quickly dissipates.

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blueraven  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:32:05am

re: #477 electrotek

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As of yesterday I’ve been imprisoned by the “boot”. For the next 3-6 weeks, thanks to a horribly sprained ankle I experienced Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks to this, I can’t run, nor can I even drive a manual transmission vehicle until it is completely healed up.

First time I’ve had this since middle school.

I feel ya! 6 weeks after surgery for broken raidus (wrist) I am still wearing a brace, experiencing a lot of pain, swelling and no range of movement in left hand. Difficult to do much of anything.

At least I am right handed.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:32:31am

re: #507 Myron Falwell (no relation)

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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:32:39am

re: #510 Semper Fi

I feel for you…those things aren’t easy and time is the healer. That little scooter thing should help you get around. Kneel the effected leg on it and zip around. Hope the pain quickly dissipates.

What sucks is the fact that the weather here in Dallas has been so pleasant. Had this happen last week when we had a huge cold front it would have been fine.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:33:07am

LOL.
She was just in the neighborhood, I suppose…

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:34:27am

re: #430 Myron Falwell (no relation)

The only outcome from this tyranny may not come with elections, I’m afraid. The GOP is daring for us to rebel against them, and those are never peaceful.

Like their philosophical forebears in the Axis they look forward to that rebellion because they believe they will win. Because ‘liberals’ are all cowardly, weak, effete snobs.

Where is the Axis now?

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electrotek  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:35:12am
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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:35:25am

re: #478 Myron Falwell (no relation)

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I didn’t see those comments…too busy writing, etc.

Got a hint as to what they were about?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:36:26am

re: #512 Birth Control Works

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:38:08am

What is a Babka?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:38:14am

re: #517 ObserverArt

I didn’t see those comments…too busy writing, etc.

Got a hint as to what they were about?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:38:28am

re: #517 ObserverArt

I didn’t see those comments…too busy writing, etc.

Got a hint as to what they were about?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:38:30am

re: #514 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL.
She was just in the neighborhood, I suppose…

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Stopped in to use the ladies room. There’s also a great knick-nacks store there, too. Needed to buy a newspaper.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:39:06am

re: #518 Timothy Watson

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Semper Fi  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:39:52am

re: #513 electrotek

What sucks is the fact that the weather here in Dallas has been so pleasant. Had this happen last week when we had a huge cold front it would have been fine.

I’ll be looking in on Dallas (tv) this Sunday during the Packer game. Looking forward to seeing a good game. Dallas really has it together this year.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:41:16am

re: #523 Birth Control Works

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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:41:32am

re: #520 Timothy Watson

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:42:18am

re: #526 ObserverArt

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:44:22am
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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:47:04am
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darthstar  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:47:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:48:26am
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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:48:45am

re: #527 Timothy Watson

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:49:45am

re: #514 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL.
She was just in the neighborhood, I suppose…

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Yep, going to see Paul Manafort.

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makeitstop  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:50:04am

re: #531 Backwoods_Sleuth

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President-Elect Waghorn it is, then.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:51:49am
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Eventual Carrion  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:52:36am

re: #211 goddamnedfrank

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Yep, forced birth and then FUCK THEM after that.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:52:46am

x

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:53:02am

have to reboot, bbl

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:53:46am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:53:48am

Off to the doctor’s for my physical.

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:54:05am

re: #488 Backwoods_Sleuth

this isn’t creepy at all….

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Trump’s “Cadillac One” will be stocked with bottles of emergency blood

…drawn, without permission, from “losers and haters” who don’t recognize the magnificence that is Trump. Because, hey, those people don’t deserve to have control over their own blood—why don’t they just go out and get jobs instead of hoarding all that blood that could be going to job creators. Or something.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:55:12am

re: #519 Birth Control Works

What is a Babka?

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:55:55am

re: #488 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m not going to hit the Secret Service for doing what they always do - prepare for the worst under all circumstances, and that includes medical emergencies.

Now, if they’re stockpiling blood because Trump’s really a Harkonnen and needs regular transfusions from unwilling people who have their heart plugs pulled, that’s a different story.

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:56:26am

re: #504 Dr Lizardo

Or as I’ve always said in response to “but we’ve always done it that way” - “Yeah, well, they used to toss virgins into volcanoes but you don’t see that anymore, do ya?”

And if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 9:57:25am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:00:02am

Marie Le Pen is probably here because she smuggled in a large shipment of fancy French inaugural gowns, which she is hawking to vendors all over Washington at scalpers’ prices because it is such a sellers’ market…

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:00:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:01:51am

re: #547 Birth Control Works

MaCains dosssier on Trump and Russia

The tosser with the dossier?

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:06:19am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:07:55am

re: #520 Timothy Watson

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:08:22am

re: #420 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #549 Birth Control Works

If you need an example of how a person’s racism affects them personally, this should be a textbook case.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:08:38am

re: #549 Birth Control Works

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:09:24am

Checking internet to see if there is major news on cats and dogs living together…
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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:09:53am

re: #550 Stanley Sea

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:09:53am

re: #553 FormerDirtDart

Checking internet to see if there is major news on cats and dogs living together…
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What’s in the picture?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:10:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:12:48am
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Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:13:48am

re: #554 Timothy Watson

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:13:57am

re: #555 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:14:39am

re: #558 Stanley Sea

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:14:44am

re: #559 FormerDirtDart

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Alex Jones hitting the sauce rather early for today. He hates other Americans.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:14:45am

After the election I deleted the “Derp” Tweetdeck column which included Tweets from the likes of Baby Whiplash & SMOTI, and replaced it with a feed of cute cat pictures.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:15:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:15:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:17:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:17:21am

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Republicans repeal the ACA, Americans suffering from mental illness will lose access to mental health coverage.

Between that and relax gun control legislation, we will be setting records again, but not the kind we can be proud of…

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:18:25am

re: #566 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Between that and relax gun control legislation, we will be setting records again, but not the kind we can be proud of…

Think tree of liberty.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:19:21am

re: #559 FormerDirtDart

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And while he’s put that up, I suspect it’s about Democrats understanding Republicans, not the other way around. They know exactly who we are, remember?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:20:13am

re: #562 The Vicious Babushka

After the election I deleted the “Derp” Tweetdeck column which included Tweets from the likes of Baby Whiplash & SMOTI, and replaced it with a feed of cute cat pictures.

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Good move.

The last couple days I’ve been trying to post more links to stories about policy and not necessarily politics. I can’t stand another story about Sessions, etc. so I’ve been linking to stuff like this:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:20:44am

Donnie, it was a procedural vote in the Senate…

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:20:52am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:21:41am

re: #561 Sir John Barron

Alex Jones hitting the sauce rather early for today. He hates other Americans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:23:02am
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:23:10am

re: #555 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Lucy placing the football.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:26:57am

Here’s what I understand about a lot of the voters that voted for Trump but aren’t paying attention to politics as much as we do: They have the same concerns as a lot of us over how to keep a roof over their head, feed their children, send their children to school, and getting to a doctor if they get sick. And when things aren’t going their way, they blame minorities, where those of us on the left blame the rich.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:28:29am

re: #567 Belafon

Think tree of liberty.

damn thing is gonna die of root rot

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:29:46am
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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:29:50am

I give props to HuffPo headline writers. Their main right now is:

House of Shards

and these two are juxtaposed on the front page:

Mattis, Pompeo Break With Trump Campaign Rhetoric On National Security

Carson Breaks With Reality

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:30:14am

re: #572 FormerDirtDart

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I guess Alex Jones is trying to insinuate that Booker shouldn’t have testified against Sessions.

After spewing hatred at most Americans for years Jones now wants a love in for his president and his nominees. Facts be damned.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:31:21am

re: #577 Backwoods_Sleuth

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DT will have them moved away immediately.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:32:28am

NOT THE MEXICAN BORDER

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MsJ  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:33:13am

re: #514 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL.
She was just in the neighborhood, I suppose…

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Which begs the question about White House visitor logs. Guess we will see those go away, too, now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:33:40am
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EPR-radar  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:33:52am

re: #575 Belafon

Here’s what I understand about a lot of the voters that voted for Trump but aren’t paying attention to politics as much as we do: They have the same concerns as a lot of us over how to keep a roof over their head, feed their children, send their children to school, and getting to a doctor if they get sick. And when things aren’t going their way, they blame minorities, where those of us on the left blame the rich.

The rulers should be blamed when government policies don’t work. The US left thinks that the rich are the rulers. The US right feels that minorities are the rulers.

One of these views is reality-based, the other is not.

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:34:07am

re: #580 Sir John Barron

DT will have them moved away immediately.

Which is what Mattis is worried about, I think.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:34:40am

re: #581 The Vicious Babushka

More than 80 lbs of cocaine seized at border

DEA seizes no more than 10% of the cocaine coming in. So this headline can just as well read: “Another 720 lbs of cocaine successfully smuggled into the USA”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:34:50am
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blueraven  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:34:53am

re: #573 Backwoods_Sleuth

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La Pen must have stopped in at Trump Tower for the famous Taco Bowl.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:35:12am

re: #582 MsJ

Which begs the question about White House visitor logs. Guess we will see those go away, too, now.

There is no requirement to keep a Trump Tower visitors’ log, now is there?

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:35:34am

re: #584 EPR-radar

The rulers should be blamed when government policies don’t work. The US left thinks that the rich are the rulers. The US right feels that minorities are the rulers.

One of these views is reality-based, the other is not.

I like your phrasing of that. I will have to remember that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:36:56am

re: #584 EPR-radar

The rulers should be blamed when government policies don’t work. The US left thinks that the rich are the rulers. The US right feels that minorities are the rulers.

One of these views is reality-based, the other is not.

It is a matter of RWNJ faith that minorities enjoy some special privileged status when it comes to government benefits.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:38:30am

re: #586 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

DEA seizes no more than 10% of the cocaine coming in. So this headline can just as well read: “Another 720 lbs of cocaine successfully smuggled into the USA”

My point being it was not the Mexican border so “The Wall” wouldn’t have stopped it.

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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:39:12am

re: #586 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

DEA seizes no more than 10% of the cocaine coming in. So this headline can just as well read: “Another 720 lbs of cocaine successfully smuggled into the USA”

And coke isn’t as popular as it once was. Think how much heroin is coming in.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:39:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:39:43am

The U.S. shares a border with a country that is not Mexico.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:42:42am

re: #594 Charles Johnson

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She was meeting with anti-Islamist Guido Lombardi.

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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:44:20am

The DOJ is opening an investigation into the FBI handling of various matters during the runup to the election in November.

Note what one of the items identified for further investigation:

This is going to continue the witch hunt against Clinton. Just you watch.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:44:49am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:48:12am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:49:05am

A statue of genocidal Christopher Columbus that’s taller than the Statue of Liberty should be easy to find.

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BeachDem  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:52:00am

re: #591 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is a matter of RWNJ faith that minorities enjoy some special privileged status when it comes to government benefits.

And as Charles P. Pierce writes about last night’s Senate activities (great article):

…in six months, when all those people who voted for the president-elect secure in the knowledge that he’d never do what he promised to do, discover that their pre-existing conditions suddenly matter again, the odds are that they will blame themselves or The Government or liberals or Barack Obama and nobody will remember how the mugging happened, and the rain will wash away the chalk outline of the victim from the sidewalk. And the death of the Affordable Care Act will become a cold case, an unsolved mystery mouldering in a pauper’s grave.

esquire.com

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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:52:52am

re: #587 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hmmm… a congressman from California that is educated in Computer Sciences at Stanford and a Law Degree from Georgetown.

I’m sure though he can’t be telling the truth about Russian hacking because he is a Democrat that supported Clinton.

Nah, I think I’ll believe him.

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lizardofid  Jan 12, 2017 • 10:57:47am

re: #577 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Every mention of Russia now makes my stomach hurt. It has real 2002 vibe to me.

Where’s Rummy?

“shiver”

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ObserverArt  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:00:17am

Dang…this thread is getting slow…

Back later for a new one….

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:00:54am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:00:55am

WHAT IN THE EVERYLOVING FUCK

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:02:31am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:06:35am

re: #606 Myron Falwell (no relation)

WHAT IN THE EVERYLOVING FUCK

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Dr. Ben doesn’t like questions

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darthstar  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:06:43am

Working for the Trump admin is really draining…just look at how pale Ben Carson looks in this picture.

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:07:32am

re: #609 darthstar

Look out, it’s Drowsy Dog Carson!

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jaunte  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:11:25am

Not even trying.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:11:26am
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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:12:45am

re: #611 jaunte

Not even trying.

Bob Acosta should walk into Trump Tower.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:13:32am

re: #605 The Vicious Babushka

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Thank dog Trump didn’t get to install this in NYC.

UGH

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:14:09am

Rand Paul’s ACA “replacement plan”:

jeebus

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:14:25am

re: #614 Stanley Sea

Thank dog Trump didn’t get to install this in NYC.

UGH

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that is freaking hideous.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:15:21am

re: #609 darthstar

Working for the Trump admin is really draining…just look at how pale Ben Carson looks in this picture.

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Jack Burton  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:16:40am

re: #616 The Vicious Babushka

that is freaking hideous.

Doesn’t matter how ugly it is, putting a statue of that maniac in the Americas, especially in the Caribbean area is like putting up a statue of Hitler in Poland.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:17:31am

re: #618 Jack Burton

Doesn’t matter how ugly it is, putting a statue of that maniac in the Americas, especially in the Caribbean area is like putting up a statue of Hitler in Poland Israel.

ftfy

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Stanley Sea  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:17:33am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:18:16am
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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:19:17am

re: #581 The Vicious Babushka

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:19:49am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:19:56am

re: #621 The Vicious Babushka

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UNLIMITED MONEYS!!!! HSAs forevah!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:20:04am

re: #615 Backwoods_Sleuth

Rand Paul’s ACA “replacement plan”:

“Freedom to join voluntary associations to gain…leverage…”…like labor unions?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:20:37am
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jaunte  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:21:03am

re: #621 The Vicious Babushka

Ultimately the Republican message is “people with limited money are not full citizens.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:21:05am

re: #618 Jack Burton

Doesn’t matter how ugly it is, putting a statue of that maniac in the Americas, especially in the Caribbean area is like putting up a statue of Hitler in Poland.

Or like designating November (with Thanksgiving as a centerpiece) as Native American History Month.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:21:36am

re: #548 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The tosser with the dossier?

Why is he just now turning it over?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:21:39am

re: #625 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Freedom to join voluntary associations to gain…leverage…”…like labor unions?

“No, not like labor unions, which are anti-American and bad for business. We had in mind people who have HSA’s who can get together and talk about how great the HSAs are.”

/

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:21:42am

re: #625 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“Freedom to join voluntary associations to gain…leverage…”…like labor unions?

HAHAHA not when the GOP will outlaw unions via right-to-work.

Rand is speaking vaporware to what is already vaporware. So… vaporware squared?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:24:50am

re: #630 Sir John Barron

“No, not like labor unions, which are anti-American and bad for business. We had in mind people who have HSA’s who can get together and talk about how great the HSAs are.”

/

Because when investors pool their resources to optimize their bargaining power, that is a corporation and the very heart and soul of American enterprise.

But when workers pool their bargaining power for better wages and benefits, that is evil and restricts individual rights, which include the right to negotiate individually with corporations.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:24:56am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:26:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:26:25am
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lawhawk  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:28:40am

re: #623 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Wait. Wut?

No one in the Trump campaign/transition knows what anyone else is doing.

Trump says embassy must move to Jerusalem. GOP in Congress says it must go to Jerusalem or else security funding for embassies gets slashed.

Trump’s nominee doesn’t know what capital of Israel is? Refuses to say? Seriously, the amount of incompetence, lack of preparation, and sheer dumbassery out of Trump’s nominees during this confirmation season should be the number one story. Instead, we’re treated to BS, because the media is cowed - and because the GOP will rubber stamp these people regardless of what they say.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:30:11am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:31:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:31:07am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:33:50am

re: #639 Backwoods_Sleuth

Those ice storm watches extend into western, central and southern Ohio as well. Cleveland and pretty much everything north of Canton looks to be spared, however…

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:35:33am

re: #637 Backwoods_Sleuth

Anymouse is around that part of the country.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:35:57am

re: #639 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s good to see that Anymouse will be spared that storm; it miraculously ends at the KS/NE border.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:36:11am

re: #635 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“Yeah but with an HSA and if you band together with other people who have HSAs you can….pool….insurance companies…compete—-something.”

///

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Myron Falwell  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:36:43am

re: #642 Colère Tueur de Lapin

It’s good to see that Anymouse will be spared that storm; it miraculously ends at the KS/NE border.

Just be safe, Backwoods and ObserverArt…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:37:13am

and something for Observer Art:

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:41:06am
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Franklin  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:41:13am

re: #643 Sir John Barron

“Yeah but with an HSA and if you band together with other people who have HSAs you can….pool….insurance companies…compete—-something.”

///

Plus, if the insurance carrier can sell across state lines (which they don’t want to do) then you can save even more (except you won’t).

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Kragar  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:41:23am

Finally some good news.

The Chargers are leaving San Diego.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:41:50am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:42:41am

re: #648 Kragar

Finally some good news.

The Chargers are leaving San Diego.

For the Chargers or SD?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:42:45am

re: #641 Belafon

re: #642 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Anymouse said he was driving to Cheyenne this afternoon.

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Kragar  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:43:20am

re: #650 Sir John Barron

For the Chargers or SD?

San Diego. Fuck the Chargers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:43:29am

Wikileaks is making itself the guardian of the Constitution now

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:45:21am

re: #653 The Vicious Babushka

Wikileaks is making itself the guardian of the Constitution now

[Embedded content]

Gosh these are funny people.

/

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Belafon  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:45:46am

re: #653 The Vicious Babushka

What is this “Clinton Precedent”?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:46:21am

re: #653 The Vicious Babushka

Wikileaks is making itself the guardian of the Constitution now

[Embedded content]

Maybe WL can wait for their buddy DT to take office.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:47:09am

re: #656 Sir John Barron

Maybe WL can wait for their buddy DT to take office.

Was Julian promised a position in the Trump administration?

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:47:13am

How many people fit on a bus?

50 x 200 =

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:47:20am

re: #655 Belafon

What is this “Clinton Precedent”?

What isn’t?
//

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Birth Control Works  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:47:34am

re: #657 The Vicious Babushka

Was Julian promised a position in the Trump administration?

WANKER!

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:48:04am

re: #655 Belafon

What is this “Clinton Precedent”?

DOJ didn’t prosecute HRC for having a couple of documents with a “c” on them on a private server so WL which has hacked into millions of records and dumped data willy-nilly over the world shouldn’t be prosecuted either.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:53:42am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:54:49am

A reminder to all: when the preamble to the Constitution states that one of the purposes of the document was to “promote the general welfare” that did not apply to the millions of Americans who were slaves nor to the native Americans. The Republican party wants to restore the term to a more limited group: namely only those wealthy Americans who are in the 1%. Baby Whiplash exemplifies their philosophy: if you are poor, you have no rights, especially any right to health care.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:55:22am

re: #662 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Wait I thought Trump was telling people to go out and support LL Bean?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:56:25am

re: #662 Backwoods_Sleuth

They publicly rejected his donor

What does this mean?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:57:54am

re: #664 The Vicious Babushka

Wait I thought Trump was telling people to go out and support LL Bean?

He didn’t tag @LLBean in his tweet, he tagged @LBPerfectMaine, and the anti-Trump boycotters predictably started swarming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 11:59:42am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:03:30pm

re: #281 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Not as much a sex tape as him forcing himself on a woman who clearly doesn’t want anything to do with him… That’d be my guess. If there is a tape/tapes at all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:06:09pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:06:38pm

re: #665 Sir John Barron

Remember when Republicans said the government shouldn’t choose winners and losers?

Neither do they when the orange shitgibbon does it.

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Lidane  Jan 12, 2017 • 12:07:42pm

That moment when the edict comes down from on high during a corporate conference call: make sure that your Google display ads don’t show up on Breitbart.

We are truly in a different world.

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gocart mozart  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:10:10pm
I would hate to have to read a David Brooks police report.

Officer: So you say you saw who mugged you, sir?

Brooks: Yes. It was a big guy. With a bat. Also liberals were involved.

Officer: Leaving aside the liberals for a moment, what did this “big guy” look like?

Brooks: About six foot. Maybe 200 pounds. White. But the Democrats unreasonable position on Medicare contributed…

Officer: Like I said, sir; we’ll get back to the Democrats and liberals later. Now about the man who mugged you. Could you describe what kind of clothes he had on?

Brooks: Yes. He was wearing a “Bush/Cheney ‘04” t-shirt, a tri-corner hat and was carrying one of those “Don’t Tread On Me” flags. (pauses) Officer, you seem to be deliberately ignoring the liberal involvement here.

Officer: No sir — I’m writing all of it down. It’s just important that we start with the facts.

Brooks: Well the fact is, officer, that Democrats are clearly implicated here as well as a fringe nutcase who in no way represents the main body of Conservative thinking.

Officer: Alrighty then, Mr. Brooks, you seem to be going into shock or maybe you have a slight concussion, so lets try coming at this another way. You say you were mugged, right?

Brooks: I was definitely mugged. Assaulted and mugged.

Officer: OK, then. How many people were physically holding the baseball bat? How many different people had their hands on it?

Brooks (pauses): Uh…just the one guy.

Officer: The man with the “Bush/Cheney ‘04” t-shirt?

Brooks (pauses): Yes.

Officer: And how many people actually said to you — and I quote — “Gimme your fucking wallet or I’ll fucking kill you you fucking Commie”?
Said that out loud.
In your presence.
During the mugging.

Brooks: Well, technically it was that one guy, but…

Officer: And how many separate and distinct people actually hit you in the face with the bat?

Brooks: The one guy.

Officer: The one man with the “Bush/Cheney ‘04” t-shirt?

Brooks: Yes.

Officer: And how many people — physical, real people — were within, say, 30 feet of that one guy? At any time during the incident?

Brooks: Well that is very hard to say. I mean, there was a lot going on, what with the one guy screaming at me and hitting me in the face with the bat, and the Democrats causing an equal amount of…

Officer: Oh, I’m sure it was frighting, sir. Very frightening. But it would make my job a lot easier if right now you could just tell me how many other, physical, real people were within 30 feet of that one guy.

Brooks: Well, if I had to guess.

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: — and this is just an approximation, you understand?

Officer: Of course.

Brooks: I’d have to say…around…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Generally…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Roughly…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: In the vicinity of…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Bordering on…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Verging between…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Ballpark…

Officer: I’ve got all day sir.

Brooks: Más o menos…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: Somewhere between, maybe, five…

Officer: Yes.

Brooks: And…none.

Officer: And closer to which of those two numbers — five and none — would you say would be more accurate?

Brooks: (long whistle) Well the range is potentially unlimited, isn’t it? I mean, what with geometric regression and Nancy Pelosi and rounding errors and Harry Reid and fractals…

Officer: Would it help your memory if I told you we have the whole thing on tape?

Brooks: Oh.

Officer: (pointing) See those two cameras? The one on that bank over there and a traffic camera across the street?

Brooks: Uh.

Officer: Between them, they’ll give us a very accurate count of how many physical, real people were involved.

Brooks: Oh.

Officer: So you were estimating something about it being between five and none?

Brooks: Uh, let’s just go with “none” then. To keep it simple.

Officer: Of course sir. So there were no people other than you and the assailant within 30 feet of the incident. How about 50 feet?

Brooks: None.

Officer: 100 feet?

Brooks: None.

Officer: So it would be fair to say, then, that the entire street was deserted except for you and the big man in the Republican t-shirt, and Tea Party flag and hat who called you — and, again, I’m quoting — a “fucking Commie”…

Brooks: Yes.

Officer: …clubbed you on the head…

Brooks: Yes.

Officer: …and stole your wallet.

Brooks: Yes, yes, yes. If you want to be a pedant about it, technically that is a description with which I cannot disagree.

Officer: “Pedant” is a big part of my job description, sir.

Brooks: I see. So are we through?

Officer: Not quite sir. A few minutes ago you were quite worked up over some people you seemed to imply were in some way conspiring with big man in the Republican t-shirt, and Tea Party flag and hat.

Flips through his notebook.

Officer: You identified a “Nancy Pelosi” and a “Harry Reid” by name, and implicated two groups called “liberals” and “Democrats”.

Brooks: Finally! Yes! The Liberals!

Officer: Now if you would be good enough to point to exactly where these persons and groups were located relative to the crime scene.

Brooks: I don’t understand.

Officer: I mean, did you see Nancy Pelosi in one of those windows up there? Perhaps talking to your assailant on a cell phone?

Brooks: Of course not.

Officer: Did you hear a group of these “Liberals” hiding around the corner shouting instructions? Or maybe this “Harry Reid” person drove past you in a car in a threatening manner?

Brooks: No. It doesn’t work like that.

Officer: What “doesn’t work like that”?

Brooks: (mutters inaudibly)

Officer: I’m sorry sir, could you speak up please? I couldn’t hear you.

Brooks: “Centrism”, alright? I said “Centrism”?

Officer: Meaning…what?

Brooks: Meaning that Liberals don’t actually have to be present or in any way involved to be blameworthy.

Officer: So they’re…invisible Liberals?

Brooks: No, no! You don’t understand. They’re not “invisible”; they’re…uh…implicit. See, implicit in everything that guy with the bat did, there is a liberal counter-move or opposite-thingie which makes the Left equally to blame.

Officer stares silently.

Brooks: And that is where the real detective work begins.

Officer: The “real” detective work?

Brooks: Of course! Any idiot can look at mere evidence and blame the crazy Republican with the bat, but a real detective knows he has to keep looking and looking and looking and looking until he figures out the secret Liberal-counter-recto-converse thingie which makes the crazy Republican with a bat and Nancy Pelosi equally to blame.

Officer: Fascinating. Then what happens?

Brooks: Then you write it up in 800-words for the New York Times, go home to your suburban mansion and wait for huge bags of money to arrive.

Officer: Is that all?

Brooks: Basically. You also get invited onto national teevee and radio talk shows where your repeat your column word-for-word, but that’s just beer money.

Officer: And that’s what you think “real detective work” is?

Brooks: Sure. What else would you call it?

Officer: I’m sure I don’t know, sir. I’m a trained police detective and all I see here is one Republican who has been beaten and mugged by another Republican.

Brooks: Ah, but to the truly trained eye, Officer, the implicit Liberalness here is evident.

Officer: (sighs) Mr. Brooks , “implicit” is from a Latin word. “Implicitus”. It means “interwoven”.

Brooks: You know Latin?

Officer: Yes sir.

Brooks: (mutters) Fuck me.

Officer: So explain to my untrained eye exactly in what way are Liberals “interwoven” with a crime committed against you on an empty street by a crazed Republican with a baseball bat?

Brooks: (petulant) Look, that’s just the way it works.

Officer: The way what works?

Brooks: “Centrism”.

Officer: So according to this “Centrism”, every time a Republican assaults someone, somewhere out there is a Liberal who is at least equally to blame for it?

Brooks: Correct.

Officer: And every time a Liberal does something wrong, a Republican is also at fault?

Brooks: No, every time a Liberal does something wrong Conservatism is vindicated and Ronald Reagan smiles down on us from Heaven.

Officer: I see. (closes his notebook) I think I have all I need here.

Brooks: So what happens now?

Officer: Now we pick this guy up. Based on the description you gave us — Republican in a funny hat who screams “Commie” at random strangers before smacking them with a baseball bat — it shouldn’t be that hard.

Brooks: And Nancy Pelosi too?

Officer: No, not Nancy Pelosi too; we pedants in the police department are limited to acting only on actual evidence.

Brooks: Then what?

Officer: Then we book him, you ID him, it goes to court and he goes to prison.

Brooks: Oh no, no, no. We can’t do that.

Officer: Excuse me?

Brooks: We can’t do that.

Officer: Is there a problem?

Brooks: (drops his voice) Honestly, if there is any way for you to just discreetly get my wallet back and let the rest of it drop… (trails off)

Officer: Mr. Brooks, some very serious crimes have been committed here, and but for a little bit of luck you could be lying dead in the street. And given what you’ve told me, if we act quickly there is a very good chance we can catch the person who did it, put him behind bars and keep him from hurting anyone else.

Brooks: And I appreciate that, but you must understand, there are wider implications.

Officer: What are you taking about? This guy’s a violent lunatic — with club — who is walking around ripping people off and then smashing them in the head? Why in the world would you not want to press charges against him?

Brooks: (Looks around nervously and whispers) Because he’s my boss.

from the Driftglass archives driftglass.blogspot.com

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 12, 2017 • 1:38:27pm

re: #449 The Vicious Babushka

How is this funny?

[Embedded content]

So when I equate the Donald to a baboons asshole I hope he gets the humor.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:05:29pm

re: #673 Eventual Carrion

The baboon won’t.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:13:46pm

re: #522 Sir John Barron

Stopped in to use the ladies room. There’s also a great knick-nacks store there, too. Needed to buy a newspaper.

Heard that there was a great restaurant there.

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Anymouse  Jan 12, 2017 • 2:58:18pm

re: #566 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Between that and relax gun control legislation, we will be setting records again, but not the kind we can be proud of…

Except the mentally ill are usually the victims of gun violence, not perpetrators.


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