The Bob & Chez Show: Pee Pee Tape

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob & Chez Show:

Pee Pee Tape: The Trump Crisis Day 80; Putin reignites the Russia urination story; Trump under investigation for espionage; Bravo to SNL, Alec Baldwin and Lorne Michaels; Nobody Likes Trump; Trump says polls are rigged; Infowars might get press credentials; Trump vs John Lewis; Monica Crowley steps down amid plagiarism allegations; and more.

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jaunte  Jan 18, 2017 • 9:17:42pm
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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 18, 2017 • 9:58:35pm

Bice: Hassle me at your own risk, Clarke tells critics

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has a message to anyone who wants to hassle him while he’s jetting about the country:

Be prepared to get punched.

Clarke made his statement in response to Dan Black, a 24-year-old Riverwest resident who filed a complaint with the county on Tuesday alleging that he was harassed by Clarke. Black claimed he was confronted, interviewed and then escorted out of Mitchell International Airport by a group of deputies after a brief exchange with Clarke on a flight from Dallas on Sunday.

A statement posted Wednesday morning on the Facebook page for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said:

“Next time he or anyone else pulls this stunt on a plane they may get knocked out. The sheriff said he does not have to wait for some goof to assault him. He reserves the reasonable right to pre-empt a possible assault.”

Reached shortly after Clarke posted the statement about the complaint, Black said he was worried about how the get-tough sheriff would respond. But Black said he didn’t expect Clarke to issue a threat.

“The guy’s unhinged,” said Black, a recent University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate. Black said it was “absurd” for Clarke to respond to a harassment complaint by threatening violence. “It’s hilarious to see him respond that way.”

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Dave In Austin  Jan 18, 2017 • 10:21:44pm

ZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzzZZZzzzz….

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2017 • 10:33:14pm

Ski areas are getting in on it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 18, 2017 • 10:38:19pm

re: #1 jaunte

Gah. I try to decide what I hate most about this administration but there’s just too many choices.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 18, 2017 • 10:40:24pm

re: #1 jaunte

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Anymouse  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:02:18pm

re: #6 GlutenFreeJesus

I am not happy about the GOP not doing anything about this lease. However, the owner of a property (even the government) cannot order the renter to allow people they don’t want on their property, unless it is part of the lease.

A smaller example might suffice. A town owns a couple of business buildings (seized in tax sales or whatever), and rents one to a person elected to a town council. Does the press have the right to barge into that business simply because the town councilmember rents it? If the press is also disturbing the business (by interfering with its operation) does the business owner have the right to toss them out?

I imagine that the press in the Old Post Office/Trump International Hotel all the time would interfere with the operation of the business.

Of course, this could be settled by either the government or Mr. Trump terminating the lease under the clause prohibiting an elected official from being a party to the lease. That ain’t happenin’ though.

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Anymouse  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:04:43pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Gah. I try to decide what I hate most about this administration but there’s just too many choices.

That it was elected? The rest is just what most of us knew would happen.

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:08:23pm

My favorite skier (he really is, Dav is *amazing*) and I talked on Twitter. He quoted me calling our U.S. Senator a “chowderhead.” Good stuff.

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Alyosha  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:10:06pm

Trying to have fun at work.

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Anymouse  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:12:23pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

LOL. I use “chowderhead” to refer to a bunch of politicians …

In honour of our intelligence services working diligently to find out what happened in our election:

JOHNNY RIVERS - Secret Agent Man 1966

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teleskiguy  Jan 18, 2017 • 11:51:17pm
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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:06:47am

Wingnut Iowa Representative welcoming the Nazi parliament representatives from Austria for Mr. Trump’s inauguration.

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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:08:19am

Jointers are the treadmill of tools~ Some wiseguy

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:11:13am

Mr. Johnson, I just got your thank you E-mail you sent yesterday for joining LGF. Apparently it took the scenic route around Saturn to get here. (Or, maybe squeezing through those Intertubz here really took a long time.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:20:11am

I think I’ll go hiking in the woods all day on Friday.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:21:33am

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

I think I’ll go hiking in the woods all day on Friday.

I will be out in the vineyards, ignoring the media.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:28:53am

Kansas trying to end bad economic news by simply not reporting it.

governing.com

Connecticut quit too. More at Governing:

Kansas has had to endure a lot of depressing budget reports lately. Every month, the state seems to fall short on its anticipated revenues. In October, just after the state Department of Revenue reported that tax receipts had fallen $45 million below projections, a state task force recommended that the department stop releasing such information altogether. That suggestion came just after Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration decided to kill a quarterly economic report that was also habitually filled with bad numbers.

Kansas received some criticism for trying to “end bad economic news by not reporting it,” as Bloomberg View put it. Brownback administration officials responded that the data was confusing and often failed to reflect current reality. But Kansas is not the only state afraid of the figures its own budget-crunchers present.

As part of last year’s budget, Connecticut ended its practice of current services projections. That’s a boring-sounding way of talking about how much programs will cost over time, assuming there are no policy changes. It’s a baseline against which to compare any proposed cuts or increases in spending. Ben Barnes, Connecticut’s budget director, said last year that it didn’t make sense to project shortfalls or surpluses into the future. “There’s no such thing, in my view, as a deficit or a surplus in years in which there is no appropriation in place,” Barnes said.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:36:36am

re: #18 Anymouse

Kansas trying to end bad economic news by simply not reporting it.

governing.com

Connecticut quit too. More at Governing:

Like Stalin purging meteorologists for unflattering weather forecasts…

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:37:50am

Dingbat responds to New York Times article on a second day of a wave of bomb threats against Jewish centres.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:39:58am

re: #20 Anymouse

Dingbat responds to New York Times article on a second day of a wave of bomb threats against Jewish centres.

NYT is fake newz!

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:41:47am

re: #21 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

NYT is fake newz!

But remember, Steve Bannon is proud of Breitbart’s comment section. /not snark

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:43:38am

re: #22 Anymouse

But remember, Steve Bannon is proud of Breitbart’s comment section. /not snark

They have spoken Truth to Power.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:43:45am
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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:45:02am

re: #23 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They have spoken Truth to Power.

Or lies to wingnuts.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:48:00am

TheBipartisan Report article refers to minority-President-Elect Trump’s statement about wanting military displays in the capital.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:48:25am

re: #25 Anymouse

Or lies to wingnuts.

Point is, the Breitbart comment section seems to have played a role in getting Trump into office.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:49:19am

re: #27 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Point is, the Breitbart comment section seems to have played a role in getting Trump into office.

Yup. My wife is calling me to come watch a spy movie (those are teed up for a few days): Spy Next Door

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:51:13am

re: #28 Anymouse

Yup. My wife is calling me to come watch a spy movie (those are teed up for a few days): Spy Next Door

We are awaiting the next season of Americans

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Alyosha  Jan 19, 2017 • 1:28:34am
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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 2:10:30am

About this: Code Pink is famous for advertising their protests. Jim Hoft is correct here about Code Pink’s protest, which is not exactly great optics for Code Pink.

codepink.org

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Honey Punch!  Jan 19, 2017 • 2:26:01am

re: #31 Anymouse

I’m surprised they’re not protesting against Obama for failing to pardon convicted murderers.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 2:27:07am

Code Pink’s position against neo-con militarism is right in line with a great majority of Gold Star Families. Gold Star Families are a group that absolutely no one aspires to join.

Code Pink protesting Mr. Trump’s inauguration at a memorial honouring war dead, whether or not one considers that to be a war-of-choice, is going to alienate a great number of active duty, dependants, veterans, and Gold Star Families: Those are the very people Mr. Trump insulted. They are potential allies of Code Pink (and the left in general), so driving them away doesn’t seem like a really smart thing for them to do.

It might get them in the press, but that press will be universally negative. If the press (other than people like Jim Hoft) does report on it, it will infuriate those very people that would argue against wars-of-choice: Those who already had to fight in them, those who now serve who don’t want to fight in them, and the families of the dead.

Not seeing an upside for Code Pink. I understand that they go in for outrageous protests sometimes, because getting attention for a cause can be hard. I don’t see a lot of difference here between Code Pink and the Westboro Baptist Church protesting military and veteran funerals (except Code Pink is not motivated by religion). They have the right to do it (just as in my state I have the right to carry a weapon openly), but that doesn’t make that a good way to advance their cause.

In Code Pink’s case, it is a good way to make enemies of people who should be their natural allies.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 2:48:04am

re: #32 Honey Punch!

I’m surprised they’re not protesting against Obama for failing to pardon convicted murderers.

I’m right with Code Pink on the idea of protesting against wars-of-choice, rather than wars in defence of our nation or our allies.

And I suppose that my position might come off as tone-policing Code Pink’s choice of venue for their protest against Mr. Trump.

That said, there are millions of people including myself that should be natural allies with them for that message. Protesting at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is not exactly going to win friends.

They are free to protest there, and I say that as a person whose father’s name is inscribed on that wall. I just don’t think that is much more than backbench bomb-throwing on their part. It won’t get them what they want, it will make more enemies than friends.

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Alyosha  Jan 19, 2017 • 3:08:24am

re: #34 Anymouse

Yeah Code Pink isn’t exactly beloved here. I wouldn’t worry alot about charges of tone policing.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 3:20:08am

re: #35 Alyosha

Yeah Code Pink isn’t exactly beloved here. I wouldn’t worry alot about charges of tone policing.

They aren’t beloved in very many places at all.

I get protesting against war (plenty of people did that over Iraq) or for women’s or LGBT rights (plenty of people do that too). The way they go about it though strikes me more for the right to paint all protesters as “leftie loons” or whatnot.

There are plenty of people who will be out protesting Mr. Trump’s inauguration, from the Women’s march to the Democratic Socialists of America. As far as I am aware, none of them are trying to make enemies of people who should be allies, and none of them are trying to make the left in the country look like a bunch of moonbats.

The right will take such groups as Code Pink and paint all such protests just as theirs.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 3:41:04am

Look, I understand why this is the case. But is the over-the-top combover really necessary?

It’s also scary AF that this rehearsal is the ONLY part of Trump’s Coronation at Il Douche that seems to be undergoing any sort of preparation. And that’s because actual people are working on it, not rank demagogues or brainless goons…

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 3:47:37am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:13:17am

For all my Buckeye peeps. This is bad, really bad.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:17:35am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:23:23am

Yesterday I made up this sarcastic list of “approved” and “rejected” Trump media. It got retweeted by @MarkRuffalo and now people think it is an actual Trump media list. This is how fake news spreads.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:25:08am

Isn’t Bannon’s main strategy ACTUAL TREASON?

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:28:14am

Morning Lizards. It’s snowing.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:28:34am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:28:58am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:37:31am

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Yesterday I made up this sarcastic list of “approved” and “rejected” Trump media. It got retweeted by @MarkRuffalo and now people think it is an actual Trump media list. This is how fake news spreads.

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy is upon us. God have mercy on us all

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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:42:09am

re: #40 Myron Falwell

I would suggest plastic.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:43:11am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy is upon us. God have mercy on us all

I’ll take that as a not-so-sarcastic remark. Whether one believes in any god or not, it ain’t a god that will save us. We have to do it ourselves.

(I only hope that Betsy DeVos gave such a humiliating performance in her hearing that enough Republicans will vote against her - else we get a Calvinist elder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids for Education Secretary.)

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:45:08am

Movie intermission over. Back to The Spy Next Door.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:46:07am

re: #48 Anymouse

I’ll take that as a not-so-sarcastic remark. Whether one believes in any god or not, it ain’t a god that will save us. We have to do it ourselves.

(I only hope that Betsy DeVos gave such a humiliating performance in her hearing that enough Republicans will vote against her - else we get a Calvinist elder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids for Education Secretary.)

Just a turn of phrase, a rhetorical flourish if you will.

But yeah, the ease with which that news and opinion can be so easily sent spinning away from reality is truly disconcerting.

Fucked “Я” us!

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 4:58:47am

It awakens.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:00:48am

re: #48 Anymouse

(I only hope that Betsy DeVos gave such a humiliating performance in her hearing that enough Republicans will vote against her - else we get a Calvinist elder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids for Education Secretary.)

They won’t, because she’s doing what they want, dismantling the public education system.

Free public education IS LITERALLY WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT. Destroying this one cornerstone of our culture will bring down everything.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:06:12am

re: #47 Amory Blaine

I would suggest plastic.

It’s not as easy to draw a crying/frowning face on a plastic bag. //

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:08:26am

re: #51 Bubblehead II

It awakens.

I can’t believe an eternally vain 70 year-old would display such a continuous lack of self-awareness.

Makes it much easier for us, but JFC.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:09:57am

re: #54 Myron Falwell

I can’t believe an eternally vain 70 year-old would display such a continuous lack of self-awareness.

Makes it much easier for us, but JFC.

It has always been about the donald and always will be.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:12:54am

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

They won’t, because she’s doing what they want, dismantling the public education system.

Free public education IS LITERALLY WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT. Destroying this one cornerstone of our culture will bring down everything.

But it counters the doctrine of RW faith that the unregulated Private Market can do anything better than unionized government institutions. Therefore, it has to go, if for no other reason than to break those pesky teachers’ unions…

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:17:08am

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

They won’t, because she’s doing what they want, dismantling the public education system.

Free public education IS LITERALLY WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT. Destroying this one cornerstone of our culture will bring down everything.

I would be more fearful about this if DeVos had a lengthy career behind her name a la Jeff Sessions. Don’t get me wrong; I’m alarmed, but her rank incompetence on display makes whatever damage she reeks** salvageable, albeit taking multiple successive administrations to undo the damage. And that’s the painful rub.

**And if California (and/or other blue states) challenges her actions in court with Eric Holder on retainer, that slows down her activity more so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:20:01am

re: #57 Myron Falwell

I would be more fearful about this if DeVos had a lengthy career behind her name a la Jeff Sessions.

This is starting to remind me of post-war Eastern Europe, where incompetent party hacks were put in positions of power based entirely on their reliability and ideological purity.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:21:36am

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

They won’t, because she’s doing what they want, dismantling the public education system.

Free public education IS LITERALLY WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT. Destroying this one cornerstone of our culture will bring down everything.

I always loved how people ignore the beneficial effect that public education and literacy had on industrialization in the United States too.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:24:34am

re: #59 Timothy Watson

I always loved how people ignore the beneficial effect that public education and literacy had on industrialization in the United States too.

Less-educated people are easier to control. Serf’s up.

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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:32:36am

Imgur


Good morning!

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I cannot.  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:34:49am

That’s why we don’t argue with pigeons you dipshit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:35:27am

re: #59 Timothy Watson

I always loved how people ignore the beneficial effect that public education and literacy had on industrialization in the United States too.

It’s just a shame to see all that money spent on education going to waste on public institutions and unions…

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:42:11am

re: #26 Anymouse

TheBipartisan Report article refers to minority-President-Elect Trump’s statement about wanting military displays in the capital.

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I’m just waiting for President Pee Pee to put on a Michael Jackson costume as the troops march pass his sorry sleazy ass.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:42:14am

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while(1) worries++;  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:43:10am

re: #65 Eric The Fruit Bat

I think the private tags are messed up…

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while(1) worries++;  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:43:23am

Oh, hi people! How are you doing?

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:44:33am

re: #33 Anymouse

Code Pink’s position against neo-con militarism is right in line with a great majority of Gold Star Families. Gold Star Families are a group that absolutely no one aspires to join.

Code Pink protesting Mr. Trump’s inauguration at a memorial honouring war dead, whether or not one considers that to be a war-of-choice, is going to alienate a great number of active duty, dependants, veterans, and Gold Star Families: Those are the very people Mr. Trump insulted. They are potential allies of Code Pink (and the left in general), so driving them away doesn’t seem like a really smart thing for them to do.

It might get them in the press, but that press will be universally negative. If the press (other than people like Jim Hoft) does report on it, it will infuriate those very people that would argue against wars-of-choice: Those who already had to fight in them, those who now serve who don’t want to fight in them, and the families of the dead.

Not seeing an upside for Code Pink. I understand that they go in for outrageous protests sometimes, because getting attention for a cause can be hard. I don’t see a lot of difference here between Code Pink and the Westboro Baptist Church protesting military and veteran funerals (except Code Pink is not motivated by religion). They have the right to do it (just as in my state I have the right to carry a weapon openly), but that doesn’t make that a good way to advance their cause.

In Code Pink’s case, it is a good way to make enemies of people who should be their natural allies.

Code Pink is the left wing version of Milo.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:46:07am

Precious snowflakes in the comments have had their feels-feels hurt.
Va. Democratic Reps. McEachin, Connolly, Beyer boycotting Trump’s inauguration

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:46:32am

re: #40 Myron Falwell

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So is Trump going to make Kasich kneel down before him? Knowing Kasich, he’ll do that since Loyalty to the Party TRUMPS everything else!

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:47:38am

re: #70 Joe Bacon

So is Trump going to make Kasich kneel down before him? Knowing Kasich, he’ll do that since Loyalty to the Party TRUMPS everything else!

He plans on using Kasich as a step-stool.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:48:24am

re: #68 Joe Bacon

Code Pink is the left wing version of Milo.

Several years ago Medea (née Susan) Benjamin sneaked into an Obama press conference and yelled and yelled and yelled at him.

He shut her down. It was a glorious thing.

Protester heckles Obama during counterterrorism speech

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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:50:04am

re: #67 while(1) worries++;

Oh, hi people! How are you doing?

Hello! :)

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:50:05am

re: #70 Joe Bacon

So is Trump going to make Kasich kneel down before him? Knowing Kasich, he’ll do that since Loyalty to the Party TRUMPS everything else!

Kasich is also a term-limited lame-duck governor and a known asshole in his own right. It could go either way.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:51:08am

frightening af

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:51:18am

re: #66 while(1) worries++;

Fixed.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:52:37am
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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:53:31am

re: #76 Eric The Fruit Bat

I’d love to read a review on that unit.

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unproven innocence  Jan 19, 2017 • 5:56:20am

re: #41 The Vicious Babushka

Yesterday I made up this sarcastic list of “approved” and “rejected” Trump media. It got retweeted by @MarkRuffalo and now people think it is an actual Trump media list. This is how fake news spreads.

re: #52 The Vicious Babushka

They won’t, because she’s doing what they want, dismantling the public education system.

Free public education IS LITERALLY WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT. Destroying this one cornerstone of our culture will bring down everything.

Damit, now I’m gonna have to fact-check that one too. It may take a while. /half

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:00:45am

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But it counters the doctrine of RW faith that the unregulated Private Market can do anything better than unionized government institutions. Therefore, it has to go, if for no other reason than to break those pesky teachers’ unions…

And the DeVos Family, as libertarians (small “l”) own a private army: Betsy DeVos’s brother is the founder of Blackwater XE Academi.

Maybe they can use it for those bear attacks in public schools here in the Old West.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:02:40am
A Republican legislative aide in Maryland who was behind a fake news site that accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of election-rigging was fired Wednesday.

Del. David E. Vogt III (R-Frederick) said he terminated Cameron Harris “on the spot” after learning that he was the ­mastermind behind Christian­timesnewspaper.com and its fabricated Sept. 30 article, which reported that there were tens of thousands of “fraudulent Clinton votes found” in an Ohio ­warehouse.

Harris, who graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina in May, had worked for the Republican delegate since June. He did not return a call for comment, but he apologized in a Twitter post to “those disappointed by my actions” and called for a “larger dialogue about how Americans approach the media” and other issues.

washingtonpost.com

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Franklin  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:03:01am

Great new podcast recommendation:

Pod Save America

Hosted by Jon Favreau (former Obama speechwriter) and Jon Favreau (former Obama and HRC speechwriter) and Tommy Vietor (former Obama National Security spokesman).

They used to podcast on “Keepin’ it 1600” but moved to their new platform in this new year.

After yesterdays final Obama presser, he sat in with Pod Save America for his final interview.

iTunes link

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:03:56am

re: #81 Timothy Watson

“larger dialogue about how Americans approach the media” and other issues.

Firing frauds is actually a good start.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:05:07am

re: #57 Myron Falwell

I would be more fearful about this if DeVos had a lengthy career behind her name a la Jeff Sessions. Don’t get me wrong; I’m alarmed, but her rank incompetence on display makes whatever damage she reeks** salvageable, albeit taking multiple successive administrations to undo the damage. And that’s the painful rub.

**And if California (and/or other blue states) challenges her actions in court with Eric Holder on retainer, that slows down her activity more so.

She does have a lengthy career behind her, as a mover and shaker of Great Lakes politics. She is Art Pope of North Carolina on steroids. The DeVos family has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get evangelical wingnut Republicans elected in Michigan and Wisconsin. Gov. Rick Snyder is in office partly because of them, though Dick DeVos was crushed when he ran against Jennifer Granholm of Michigan.

I am not so sure California or any other state could slow her down. All it would take is to shop the first case in a Federal court district such as the Sixth, and a ruling upholding her decisions, and they stay in place all the way to the newly-conservative Supreme Court (right after that open seat is filled by the Heritage Foundation).

We are in the midst of a fascist coup. What army or air force does California or any other state have to stop it?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:06:15am

Christ, what an uber moron.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:08:03am

re: #67 while(1) worries++;

Oh, hi people! How are you doing?

Howdy. Doing okay as a pale blue dot in the reddest House district in the Union. How bout you?

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Franklin  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:08:51am

re: #85 Myron Falwell

Christ, what an uber moron.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:12:19am

re: #84 Anymouse

A coup that already has Republicans running from their constituents.

Don’t get too fearful, that’s how they’ll win. And think of it this way: They couldn’t keep you out of office.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:13:53am

So this rando fuckstick showed up in my mentions

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:15:14am

re: #88 Belafon

A coup that already has Republicans running from their constituents.

Don’t get too fearful, that’s how they’ll win. And think of it this way: They couldn’t keep you out of office.

They certainly tried.

Beat a gun shop owner in an open-carry red state for reëlection.

Fortunately, running for a city council in a town of 124 isn’t as difficult as running for one in a city the size of Cheyenne.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:16:16am

When it’s really important, you go straight to the top…to the guy who pulls the strings.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:16:51am

OH LOOK HEAR IS TEH REPLACEMENT FOR ACA==>

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:17:08am

Tomorrow is the continuation of a long national tradition we pride ourselves on. It’s the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. We’ve seen what happens when the transition is botched and national security is compromised in the process because no one is quite sure of the outcome. 9/11 is that outcome.

Signals were missed. Warnings weren’t passed up the chain of command and positions weren’t filled so that the people who needed to be aware of issues weren’t informed in a timely fashion.

What we’re seeing now is immeasurably worse.

Trump’s failing even before taking office. He’s not identifying people who will fill the more than 600 positions requiring confirmation hearings. He’s named only 28 of the more than 600 positions.

That’s a failing grade by any standard.

And it’s on purpose. There’s no other way around it.

Trump isn’t filling positions because he doesn’t want to - and that includes the people around him advising him.

Key positions exist all throughout government agencies, and if you don’t have these positions filled, then key decisions aren’t made or are punted on.

With national security at stake, that puts lives in danger.

We know what happens when there are missed signals.

And Trump doesn’t care. Neither does the GOP, because they’re not pushing him to fill those positions with competent people either. Everywhere you look at the cabal of cronies Trump’s selected so far, each is worse than the next.

Today’s confirmation hearings include Rick Perry for the Energy Department. This is a guy who thought we should get rid of the agency, decided to accept Trump’s nomination, and didn’t realize that the Department did more than promote oil and gas. It is, in fact, the department responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, and for the cleanup and maintenance of the nation’s nuclear weapons manufacturing infrastructure, as well as research into energy and related technology.

That’s something you would have known had you bothered to read the history of the Energy Department on its website. 5 seconds of research.

Perry’s dangerously unqualified for the position. Yeah, he was a governor, but to not know the first thing about the department you’re running when it is responsible for our nuclear weapons inventory?

And Perry is hardly the worst of Trump’s picks. That’s the scary bit. Each is worse than the next. Carson’s experience for HUD is that he actually lived in a home, not that he knows the first thing about housing programs or urban development.

The thread that binds all Trump’s picks together is their determination to sabotage government programs, claim that they’re failing/failures, cut funding, and repeat until these programs are decimated, regardless of the harms to the nation. Drown government in the bathtub. Take your pick of metaphors.

None of this is any good, and all of it will end up with a body count (yeah, even rolling back EPA regs will cause deaths and illnesses, because we’ve got a guy who doesn’t know that lead is bad for childhood development - he’s got to look into that).

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:18:56am
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:19:00am

re: #93 lawhawk

As I said yesterday, the one good think about Perry is that he’s only incompetent. He has that above the rest of them.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:20:11am

The sun is rising over the Sandhills, that means it’s time for bed.

I’ll catch y’all later …

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:20:45am

re: #93 lawhawk

He’s setting up a government shutdown due to lack of staff. Or do Obama’s appointments stay on until there are replacements?

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:23:28am

re: #89 The Vicious Babushka

It’s also not exactly true either. JFK and LBJ had troops fighting overseas the entire time they were in office (Vietnam). Same with Nixon’s first term (Vietnam).

GWB’s term in office 8 years was also all war save ~9.5 months.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:24:25am

re: #98 lawhawk

It’s also not exactly true either. JFK and LBJ had troops fighting overseas the entire time they were in office (Vietnam). Same with Nixon’s first term (Vietnam).

GWB’s term in office 8 years was also all war save ~9.5 months.

I already blocked that fucker for dumbassery.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:25:15am

re: #97 darthstar

He’s setting up a government shutdown due to lack of staff. Or do Obama’s appointments stay on until there are replacements?

The State Department’s personnel who are appointed questioned whether they still have jobs after Friday noon and no one can (or will) answer them.

An awful lot of civil servants that would keep agencies running during a transition are saying “the heck with this” and leaving.

My own never-Trump senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) is all in behind the Calvinist Betsy DeVos for Education. Senator Sasse is a professor of history. *gaaaaaa* He of anyone should know what happens when a religious group gains control of a government position.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:25:54am

re: #98 lawhawk

It’s also not exactly true either. JFK and LBJ had troops fighting overseas the entire time they were in office (Vietnam). Same with Nixon’s first term (Vietnam).

GWB’s term in office 8 years was also all war save ~9.5 months.

Also, Lincoln for almost his entire Presidency.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:26:12am

Is deliberately bringing down the government if YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT qualify as actual treason?

It seems to not fit the literal definition of Treason in the Constitution, which is adhering to the enemy in an actual state of war.

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I cannot.  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:26:49am

re: #97 darthstar

They typically will if they’re asked to stay on, I think. But given the way he’s treated Ambassadors and other jobs…its a big NOPE there.

I know there’s like 600 nominations required, but how many are jobs that just need appointments? I was watching a Maddow clip and she was listing all the Director level jobs at NSC (which don’t need confirmation) that were vacant.

SPOILER: The vacancies are like “All of them, Katie”

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

No, its actually NOT Treason to completely destroy the government if you ARE the government. The reason for that being the founding fathers had no fucking idea that this would EVER be a problem.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:27:12am

re: #101 Timothy Watson

Also, Lincoln for almost his entire Presidency.

Truman for a good chunk of his.

As I recall, the only president that was not involved in a war during the entire time of our nation’s history was Jimmy Carter.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:28:02am

re: #97 darthstar

He’s setting up a government shutdown due to lack of staff. Or do Obama’s appointments stay on until there are replacements?

I thought they had no choice but to leave.

A government shutdown would be the best possible option for us, as nothing happens, but nothing bad happens, either.

Why they would want to risk a shutdown just boggles my mind.

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MAGATARD PRIME  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:28:48am

re: #83 Belafon

Firing frauds is actually a good start.

He’ll do well in the private sector.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:28:50am

re: #97 darthstar

Trump’s indicated that he wants those people gone, as is his right (Cabinet is Executive Branch). The Secretary level positions will go unfilled, undersecretary positions will go unfilled, but the non political appointee positions will continue to function - pushing and delaying certain decisions until the time that the positions are filled (usually a budget-related decision).

Most job functions will continue as before - like the Interior Dept will continue functioning and the NPS will continue to keep the parks open, even if the confirmations aren’t held. But decisions as to the future of the department will get delayed.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:29:42am

re: #97 darthstar

He’s setting up a government shutdown due to lack of staff. Or do Obama’s appointments stay on until there are replacements?

I think everyone’s job who was appointed by the President ends at noon unless given a deferment by the incoming president.

There are senior civil service staff in every agency that will still be there.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:29:52am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:29:57am

re: #106 Amory Blaine

He’ll do well in the private sector.

Probably already has a job with O’Keefe.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:30:05am

re: #102 The Vicious Babushka

Is deliberately bringing down the government if YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT qualify as actual treason?

It seems to not fit the literal definition of Treason in the Constitution, which is adhering to the enemy in an actual state of war.

If you say Russia is not an enemy, then it is not treason.

Currently, we have no declared war (except on terrorism, which is silly). As far as I know, no one on Mr. Trump’s team is aligned with terrorists.

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:30:46am

re: #85 Myron Falwell

Christ, what an uber moron.

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Sidney Ponson, now there’s an old name. Anyhow I think Schilling’s political views shouldn’t dq him from induction to the HOF but I’m not sure if he’s HOF material anyhow.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:31:30am

re: #111 Anymouse

If you say Russia is not an enemy, then it is not treason.

Currently, we have no declared war (except on terrorism, which is silly). As far as I know, no one on Mr. Trump’s team is aligned with terrorists.

There is a War on Drugs too.

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Anymouse  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:31:32am

re: #105 Myron Falwell

I thought they had no choice but to leave.

A government shutdown would be the best possible option for us, as nothing happens, but nothing bad happens, either.

Why they would want to risk a shutdown just boggles my mind.

I’m not sure how a shutdown of major functions at the Departments of State or Defense would mean nothing bad happens to us. For that matter, shutting down the Department of Veterans Affairs directly affects millions, including me.

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I cannot.  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:32:48am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

His political views shouldn’t…his abject stupidity, douchebaggery and other behaviors SHOULD.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:33:58am

re: #108 Timothy Watson

I think everyone’s job who was appointed by the President ends at noon unless given a deferment by the incoming president.

There are senior civil service staff in every agency that will still be there.

There are a lot of good private sector jobs out there. I suspect a lot of these functions will see some turnover.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:34:39am

re: #115 I cannot.

His political views shouldn’t…his abject stupidity, douchebaggery and other behaviors SHOULD.

No doubt. Sick of him whining all the goddamn time.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:35:56am

re: #116 darthstar

There are a lot of good private sector jobs out there. I suspect a lot of these functions will see some turnover.

Don’t doubt it, why stay in an agency that’s going to be gutted or where you’re going to be treated like shit from the highest levels?

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:36:04am

26 1/2 hours…jesus. It just hit me.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:37:56am

re: #118 Timothy Watson

Because you might be able to slow/stop the destruction of these agencies by following the law.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:38:07am

re: #113 The Vicious Babushka

There is a War on Drugs too.

There is a war on Blacks and Latinos who use Drugs.

It’s okay if you are employed, white or have rich parents (aka “a promising future”)

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:38:20am

re: #119 darthstar

26 1/2 hours…jesus. It just hit me.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:40:43am

That they used B-2 bombers is perhaps significant in and of itself. You don’t use those assets against just anyone.

U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers and drones attacked a pair of suspected Islamic State military camps in Libya, seeking to eliminate extremists who had escaped the former IS stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Thursday.

The training camps were located about 28 miles southwest of the central coastal city of Sirte, said the official who was not authorized to speak in advance of an expected Pentagon announcement and confirmed the strikes on condition of anonymity.

The strikes were carried out overnight and were authorized by President Barack Obama, marking perhaps the final use of military force by a wartime president who intervened in Libya in 2011 as part of a coalition that ultimately toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin confirmed with sources that the bombers flew non-stop from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, and remained over Libya for as long as five hours.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:40:54am

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:42:55am

re: #120 lawhawk

Because you might be able to slow/stop the destruction of these agencies by following the law.

It takes some dedication to know you’re going to putting up with that kind of shit for at least four years. And not to mention all the petty shit they will do to try to convince you to find a job elsewhere or find some pretext to fire you.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:43:49am

Thread:

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:44:50am

re: #124 The Vicious Babushka

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:45:59am

This is funny…from a friend on Facebook.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:54:21am

DRAIN REFILL THE SWAMP!!!1!

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Treasury Department initially failed to disclose his interests in a Cayman Islands corporation as well as more than $100 million in personal assets, according to a memo by Democratic staffers on the Senate Finance Committee that was obtained by The Washington Post.

washingtonpost.com

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:56:14am

re: #128 makeitstop

This is funny…from a friend on Facebook.

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Okay, Donald, hold this pen and paper and look presidential…

…lost stare…

Good enough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:58:17am

re: #129 Timothy Watson

DRAIN REFILL THE SWAMP!!!1!

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Treasury Department initially failed to disclose his interests in a Cayman Islands corporation as well as more than $100 million in personal assets, according to a memo by Democratic staffers on the Senate Finance Committee that was obtained by The Washington Post.

If holdings like this do not disqualify Trump, why should they disqualify an of his nominees? Nobody seems to really care anymore…

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 6:59:56am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If holdings like this do not disqualify Trump, why should they disqualify an of his nominees? Nobody seems to really care anymore…

Let’s talk about pay for play and the Clinton Foundation corruption! Show us all the millions of emails!!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:01:27am

re: #132 Sir John Barron

Let’s talk about pay for play and the Clinton Foundation corruption! Show us all the millions of emails!!!!

Nobody cares because they are Republicans. They have turned logic on its head and decided that we need “successful businesspeople” to run government and should not force them to choose between one or the other.

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy

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Skip Intro  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:09:05am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nobody cares because they are Republicans. They have turned logic on its head and decided that we need “successful businesspeople” to run government and should not force them to choose between one or the other.

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy

It appears that all successfull business people in Trump’s circle are as corrupt and lacking In ethics as he is. That, of course, is not a deal killer for the GOP.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:09:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:11:33am

re: #134 Skip Intro

It appears that all successfull business people in Trump’ circle are as corrupt and lacking In ethics as he is. That, of course, is not a deal killer for the GOP.

It shows that DT has successfully overturned or simply trampled over all the previous notions, conventions and rules of politics. That is a truly astounding accomplishment in one sense, it shows how fed up a lot of people were with politicians and politics as usual.

But please do not take that as any sort of endorsement of expression of approval of what is happening.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:15:28am

AFP is reporting on the outcome of that B-2 strike in Libya. Several dozen armed IS fighters killed.

Several dozen Islamic State fighters were killed when US B-2 stealth bombers and drones struck two of the jihadists’ camps southwest of their former Libya bastion of Sirte, a US defense official said Thursday.

The fighters “were seen immediately beforehand carrying weapons, wearing tactical vests, carrying mortars and standing in formation,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The camps were about 45 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Sirte.

The airstrike was carried out with permission of the Libyan govt.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:16:10am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It shows that DT has successfully overturned or simply trampled over all the previous notions, conventions and rules of politics. That is a truly astounding accomplishment in one sense, it shows how fed up a lot of people were with politicians and politics as usual.

But please do not take that as any sort of endorsement of expression of approval of what is happening.

All part of Mitch McConnell’s evil scheme.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:16:47am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It shows that DT has successfully overturned or simply trampled over all the previous notions, conventions and rules of politics. That is a truly astounding accomplishment in one sense, it shows how fed up a lot of people were with politicians and politics as usual.

But please do not take that as any sort of endorsement of expression of approval of what is happening.

They’re sick of politics/politicians as usual but they’re surprised when Trump does exactly what he promised to do?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:17:40am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Far too much credit for Trump.

He’s the beneficiary of a larger trend in the GOP—not political, but cultural—that rules don’t apply equally, because they’re above things like consistency, facts, and ethics: they’re a priori the good guys with the correct solutions, and they don’t need no stinking proof.

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Franklin  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:18:29am

re: #129 Timothy Watson

DRAIN REFILL THE SWAMP!!!1!

washingtonpost.com

DRAIN THE SWAMP
SWAMP THE DRAIN

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:19:17am

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nobody cares because they are Republicans. They have turned logic on its head and decided that we need “successful businesspeople” to run government and should not force them to choose between one or the other.

The Dawn of the Great American Idiocracy

Double standards quadruple squared.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:20:20am

re: #142 Sir John Barron

IOKIYAR

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:21:14am
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Mike Lamb  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:22:14am

re: #135 Bubblehead II

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:29:05am

re: #145 Mike Lamb

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

And they developed a program specifically designed to do the exact opposite of the name (sexually mature, aware, or responsible)?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:32:42am

re: #145 Mike Lamb

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

People think of acronyms first and then make up words to fit.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:33:58am

re: #147 The Vicious Babushka

People think of acronyms first and then make up words to fit.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:35:04am
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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:39:32am

re: #145 Mike Lamb

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

Who knows. All I can say about this group was that it was a blast to watch Alice live tweet it. She ripped them up one side and down the other.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:42:30am

re: #145 Mike Lamb

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

I agree that we should teach teenagers that abstinence is the only known 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy and STDs, but if we expect them to make mature and responsible decisions for themselves, we need to give them all the relevant information.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:42:30am

re: #145 Mike Lamb

Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teen? Was this a contest to create the most mutually exclusive terms in the shortest space?

“Sexually Mature, Aware, Responsible Teen” who has been taught to mistrust contraception to the point of dismissing it outright when your hormones eventually take control. Clearly, “aware” enough to believe it’ll never work anyways, so why bother?

That’s what abstinence-only education ends up meaning in real-world practice and that’s why it’s such a disaster.

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Kilroy was here  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:43:59am
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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:46:24am
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austin_blue  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:49:14am

re: #61 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Dude, don’t tell me that’s breakfast!?!?

Poor li’l kitty…

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:49:41am

Over in Iran, they’re dealing with a building fire/collapse that seems straight out of the horrific videos of the WTC collapse. A landmark skyscraper in Tehran that was on fire collapsed, and there’s unconfirmed reports of dozens of firefighters killed.

The building was built in the 1960s and tenants had been cited in the past for using kerosene heaters and other safety violations. The fire started on the upper floors, and the building collapsed.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:49:41am

re: #154 lawhawk

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:50:13am
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jeffreyw  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:51:24am

re: #155 austin_blue

Dude, don’t tell me that’s breakfast!?!?

Poor li’l kitty…

Wait… What?!

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Don’t make me come over there.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:51:42am

re: #156 lawhawk

Over in Iran, they’re dealing with a building fire/collapse that seems straight out of the horrific videos of the WTC collapse. A landmark skyscraper in Tehran that was on fire collapsed, and there’s unconfirmed reports of dozens of firefighters killed.

The building was built in the 1960s and tenants had been cited in the past for using kerosene heaters and other safety violations. The fire started on the upper floors, and the building collapsed.

Unpossible, fire doesn’t melt steel.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:51:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:52:52am

re: #157 Citizen K

It’s an assault on all our rights, but too many are willing to accept that exactly b/c it assaults women’s rights so much

It is not seen as an assault to those who do not believe that women have a right to determine what happens to their own bodies.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:55:16am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:55:40am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:55:56am

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

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Also the fact that he’ll be in violation of his lease come Friday at noon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:57:44am

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

Further irony of Trump spokesman answering question about Trump hotel by saying press should visit, we’re banned from entering it this week.

Yeah but that is the the Press’ own fault for being unfair losers!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:58:27am

re: #165 Timothy Watson

Also the fact that he’ll be in violation of his lease come Friday at noon.

laws only work if they are enforced…

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 7:59:13am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not seen as an assault to those who do not believe that women have a right to determine what happens to their own bodies.

Well, yes, but said point is hard to make in 140. Plus, I’d rather leave the impression that women…you know, actually have and should expect to have rights.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:04:47am

re: #166 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

Further irony of Trump spokesman answering question about Trump hotel by saying press should visit, we’re banned from entering it this week.

Yeah but that is the the Press’ own fault for being unfair losers!!!

FTFY
Yeah but that is the the Press’ own fault for being unfair losers!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:05:05am

re: #168 Citizen K

Well, yes, but said point is hard to make in 140. Plus, I’d rather leave the impression that women…you know, actually have and should expect to have rights.

That is the outcome of our modern Twitter, meme and bullet point-based climate of political and social discourse. Simplistic solutions have a much bigger appeal in those settings.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:07:42am

re: #161 The Vicious Babushka

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:08:36am

re: #167 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

laws only work if they are enforced…

The constitution is only a piece of paper unless it is enforced.

With Sessions at AG, there are significant gaps in what will be enforced. That includes not only the Constitution but the CRA and VRA.

Rather, we’ll see a return to the investigation and prosecution of obscenity crimes and an onslaught of prosecutions of “crimes” against Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:10:26am

re: #172 lawhawk

The constitution is only a piece of paper unless it is enforced.

With Sessions at AG, there are significant gaps in what will be enforced. That includes not only the Constitution but the CRA and VRA.

Rather, we’ll see a return to the investigation and prosecution of obscenity crimes and an onslaught of prosecutions of “crimes” against Trump.

And policemen or police forces will no longer be investigated…we can count on that trend being reversed under the new AG

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:11:12am

re: #30 Alyosha

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:11:19am
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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:13:01am
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:13:02am

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

“We don’t see race. We just see ‘others’.”

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:13:35am

re: #164 FormerDirtDart

We need Democrats’ help to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says cnbc.com

— CNBC

“We need Democrats’ help to increase the uninsured rate.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:14:55am

re: #164 FormerDirtDart

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Best case scenario (in my fantasies). Trump realizes that it would be great politics to actually provide universal coverage instead of lying about it, and works with Democrats to make the ACA work better. Then he gets the massive tax cuts for the rich he wants through tax reform instead of repealing the ACA.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:15:16am

re: #178 Sir John Barron

“We need Democrats’ help to increase the uninsured rate.”

“Remember when Republicans joined with Democrats to increase health insurance coverage?”

No actually I don’t. Good luck.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:16:12am

“Remember when Republicans worked with Democrats to offer fixes for Obamacare, instead of blindly passing full repeal bill after repeal bill?”

No, actually I don’t. Have a nice day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:16:16am

re: #174 Ace Rothstein

Betsy DeVos went up to shake Elizabeth Warren’s hand, but Warren simply waved her off and walked away. Amazing lack of class.

no reason not to be civil…

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:16:39am

re: #172 lawhawk

The constitution is only a piece of paper unless it is enforced.

With Sessions at AG, there are significant gaps in what will be enforced. That includes not only the Constitution but the CRA and VRA.

Rather, we’ll see a return to the investigation and prosecution of obscenity crimes and an onslaught of prosecutions of “crimes” against Trump.

Roe V Wade and even the Scopes decisions under threat. Maybe that over states it but I kinda doubt it.

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mmmirele  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:16:42am

re: #48 Anymouse

(I only hope that Betsy DeVos gave such a humiliating performance in her hearing that enough Republicans will vote against her - else we get a Calvinist elder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids for Education Secretary.)

I’d just note that the Mars Hill Bible Church of Grand Rapids was pastored by Rob Bell until 2011, who eventually decided he couldn’t preach standard evangelicalism and bailed. Moreover, Ms. Devos was an elder at MHBC, a position which would be denied to her in a Calvinist or Reformed church based on her sex.

Do not confuse MHBC of Grand Rapids with the imploded Mars Hill church of Seattle, which was pastored by the sexist pig Mark Driscoll.

Signed, former picketer at “The Trinity Church of Scottsdale” where Driscoll is trying to rebuild his mega. I stopped picketing after the election. I came to the conclusion that if 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for a blatant liar like Trump, I was wasting my time trying to tell Driscoll’s attendees that he’s a snake.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:16:44am

re: #179 Big Beautiful Door

Best case scenario (in my fantasies). Trump realizes that it would be great politics to actually provide universal coverage instead of lying about it, and works with Democrats to make the ACA work better. Then he gets the massive tax cuts for the rich he wants through tax reform instead of repealing the ACA.

If Trump really did that, the GOP would begin impeachment proceedings within 48 hours.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:18:55am

re: #186 Dr Lizardo

Best case scenario (in my fantasies). Trump realizes that it would be great politics to actually provide universal coverage instead of lying about it, and works with Democrats to make the ACA work better. Then he gets the massive tax cuts for the rich he wants through tax reform instead of repealing the ACA.

If Trump really did that, the GOP would begin impeachment proceedings within 48 hours.

That is the fly in the ointment. GOP will let DT do anything but be civil.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:19:43am

re: #186 Dr Lizardo

I wonder how his base would react to that. They’ll believe anything that he tells them.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:20:58am

My favorite weather app Dark Sky now has a web page. I start looking at the better graphics and I ran across this. It’s a wind gust map. Maybe it’s always gusty out there but sure makes the next storm look like a whopper. darksky.net

Wind gusts as of this morning
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:26:40am

re: #174 Ace Rothstein

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Like DeVos’s future boss shows any class at all. I’m sorry. I’m not going to get worked up over Warren not shaking the hand of someone who is an avowed enemy of the school system in this country who is now being trusted to run it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:27:33am

re: #188 Timothy Watson

I wonder how his base would react to that. They’ll believe anything that he tells them.

Hell his base accepts Putin because he tells them to.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:28:18am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Hell his base accepts Putin because he tells them to.

His base will be blaming Obama when their world goes to shit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:28:21am

How is everyone this morning though? Working from home today. Just did a laptop analysis for a new office laptop we may be getting and awaiting word on that.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:28:40am

re: #192 darthstar

His base will be blaming Obama when their world goes to shit.

Of course, they will. These are the people who literally blame Obama for Katrina.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:29:12am

re: #186 Dr Lizardo

If Trump really did that, the GOP would begin impeachment proceedings within 48 hours.

Then the GOP will fall into a trap of their own making, when enraged voters lose they healthcare coverage instead of getting better coverage like Trump promised, I hope. But the worst case scenario is that the GOP repeals Obamacare, can’t replace it, then successfully blames the Democrats when the individual insurance markets completely collapse.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:29:48am

re: #188 Timothy Watson

I wonder how his base would react to that. They’ll believe anything that he tells them.

All he needs to say is, “Universal healthcare is the best thing. Believe me, it’ll be big league” and his base would nod along in dumb assent, even though most of them would be - generally speaking - ideologically opposed to the concept.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:30:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:31:01am

We just can’t take anything for granted. I don’t know what happened in November but Trump being elected in the first place changes everything. We can’t underestimate the power of lies and populist demagoguery on our population.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:31:37am

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

All he needs to say is, “Universal healthcare is the best thing. Believe me, it’ll be big league” and his base would nod along in dumb assent, even though most of them would be - generally speaking - ideologically opposed to the concept.

Trump voters aren’t rigid conservatives. They believed Trump when he promised to provide universal coverage with low premiums and deductibles.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:31:48am

re: #179 Big Beautiful Door

Best case scenario (in my fantasies). Trump realizes that it would be great politics to actually provide universal coverage instead of lying about it, and works with Democrats to make the ACA work better. Then he gets the massive tax cuts for the rich he wants through tax reform instead of repealing the ACA.

I have hoped this might happen, but he’s surrounded himself with assholes who want to do the opposite.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:32:01am

So, is this the new Republican repeal and replace plan…
Make the states replace ACA?

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash got an earful from his constituents in a town meeting Tuesday, a standing-room-only affair in which dozens were turned away when the room reached capacity.

What drew such large numbers to a routine town hall meeting?
Judging by the about 250 packing the auditorium, it was to aggressively question the Michigan Republican about his stance on issues ranging from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act to climate change to immigration. […]

“Do you or do you not support the immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act with or without a replacement?” one attendee asked.

When Amash answered, saying he expects the burden of replacing the federal law upon repeal to fall to individual state governments, the crowd erupted with dissent.

The congressman calmed the crowd, saying his support for federal repeal would be contingent on states first providing plans for replacement.

“You can have a repeal that is triggered by state replacement,” he said. “In other words, you pass legislation to repeal. As states replace the legislation, then the repeal is triggered in that state. That is what I’m talking about.”

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:33:38am

Welp….

But hey, it’s ok, who ever made profit off of art or humanity anyway?

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:34:17am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

So, is this the new Republican repeal and replace plan…
Make the states replace ACA?

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My prediction at this point: they’ll do enough legislative activity that makes it look like a repeal to satisfy those parts of the base that are expecting that damned Obamacare to go away, but they’ll “replace” it by just filing the serial numbers off.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:34:31am

Of course they are

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:34:31am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

So, is this the new Republican repeal and replace plan…
Make the states replace ACA?

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I saw an article in Vox suggesting letting states that like the ACA keep it may be the path the GOP takes, and it fits the GOP ideology of devolving decisions to the states.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:34:32am

re: #202 Citizen K

Welp….

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But hey, it’s ok, who ever made profit off of art or humanity anyway?

Gotta put more money in to Reagan Military buildup 2.0.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:34:45am

Wait, what? Not the Trump plane?

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:35:01am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

We just can’t take anything for granted. I don’t know what happened in November but Trump being elected in the first place changes everything. We can’t underestimate the power of lies and populist demagoguery on our population.

At the same time, we have to be mindful not to treat every comment by Trump or Republicans as the new law of the land. There are still a number of things in place that can prevent them from doing a large amount of immediate damage: Democrats in Congress, judges put in place by Obama, ACLU, etc. Our job is to give all of those things the support they need and to harass our Republican representatives if we have them.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:35:23am

re: #202 Citizen K

Welp….

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But hey, it’s ok, who ever made profit off of art or humanity anyway?

As Trump understands neither Art nor Humanity, this makes sense.

Also,

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:35:43am

I am glad to see that Republican congress people are dealing with their constituents anger. But uh guys, why didn’t you vote for Clinton. Trump promised to repeal the ACA as did all your GOP Congresspeople. Be angry, I don’t blame you but please for the love of Christ, look at who you’re voting for in the future.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:35:47am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:36:34am

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

So, is this the new Republican repeal and replace plan…
Make the states replace ACA?

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I don’t think Amash has any effin idea what he’s talking about.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:36:48am

Guys, I saw something earlier on my FB feed about how Trump apparently wants to have military parades in Washington. The hell. Why not just play the Internationale or Horst Wessel on loudspeakers and Trump come out in a brown suit or Nehru jacket.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:37:23am

re: #208 Belafon

At the same time, we have to be mindful not to treat every comment by Trump or Republicans as the new law of the land. There are still a number of things in place that can prevent them from doing a large amount of immediate damage: Democrats in Congress, judges put in place by Obama, ACLU, etc. Our job is to give all of those things the support they need and to harass our Republican representatives if we have them.

Exactly.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:38:17am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Guys, I saw something earlier on my FB feed about how Trump apparently wants to have military parades in Washington. The hell. Why not just play the Internationale or Horst Wessel on loudspeakers and Trump come out in a brown suit or Nehru jacket.

I am sure that K Street will have no issues with the traffic problems such an insane idea would create.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:38:41am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Guys, I saw something earlier on my FB feed about how Trump apparently wants to have military parades in Washington. The hell. Why not just play the Internationale or Horst Wessel on loudspeakers and Trump come out in a brown suit or Nehru jacket.

He’s jealous that Putin gets to have this==>

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:39:15am

re: #215 Timothy Watson

I am sure that K Street will have no issues with the traffic problems such an insane idea would create.

That was my first thought too. D.C is already a traffic nightmare. Every day, I’m more glad I didn’t get a job with the Feds.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:39:52am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

He’s jealous that Putin gets to have this==>

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He needs to give himself a rank that he never would have earned.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:40:33am

re: #209 A wild WITHAK appeared!

As Trump understands neither Art nor Humanity, this makes sense.

Also,

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That was ugly reading. And they can eliminate all that funding through reconciliation.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:42:13am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

He needs to give himself a rank that he never would have earned.

President?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:42:34am

re: #220 Belafon

President?

Ha! Yeah.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:42:59am

Trump is basically if the comments section came to life and became President.

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:42:59am

re: #202 Citizen K

Welp….

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But hey, it’s ok, who ever made profit off of art or humanity anyway?

It’s not like American music, movies or television ever did anything to advance our global hegemony…

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:43:51am

re: #177 Belafon

“We don’t see race. We just see ‘others’.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:44:34am

re: #218 HappyWarrior

He needs to give himself a rank that he never would have earned.

He’ll have some designer make him a bunch of Khadaffiesque fabulous uniforms. Maybe also have a Hot Girl Praetorian Guard like Khadaffi.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:45:08am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

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What could be more American than Kanye West? A narcissistic dick that thinks everything is all about him? I jest but really that’s stupid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:45:24am

re: #209 A wild WITHAK appeared!

As Trump understands neither Art nor Humanity, this makes sense.

Also,

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I am not at all surprised. Hardly even newsworthy at this point…

Fucked “Я” Us

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:45:59am

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Trump is basically if the comments section came to life and became President.

as if the commenters all got cabinet posts

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:46:04am

re: #225 The Vicious Babushka

He’ll have some designer make him a bunch of Khadaffiesque fabulous uniforms. Maybe also have a Hot Girl Praetorian Guard like Khadaffi.

Yeah something like that. I keep on laughing thinking about that the rank that Sacha Baron Cohen’s character had in The Dictator, he was “admiral general.”. Maybe Trump makes himself Commandant Captain.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:47:06am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Yeah something like that. I keep on laughing thinking about that the rank that Sacha Baron Cohen’s character had in The Dictator, he was “admiral general.”. Maybe Trump makes himself Commandant Captain.

Commandant Heroicus Glorious Generalissimo Fabuloso or GTFO

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:47:10am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Guys, I saw something earlier on my FB feed about how Trump apparently wants to have military parades in Washington. The hell. Why not just play the Internationale or Horst Wessel on loudspeakers and Trump come out in a brown suit or Nehru jacket.

I could see Trump reviewing the troops to the Königgrätzer March; I think that’d be more his style.

Der Königgrätzer Marsch

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:47:21am

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Trump is basically if the comments section came to life and became President.

Considering Bannon’s opinion of the Breitbart comments, this is likely by design.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:47:27am

re: #226 HappyWarrior

What could be more American than Kanye West? A narcissistic dick that thinks everything is all about him? I jest but really that’s stupid.

A lot of Trump supporters would have issues with his…er, um, choice of jewlry.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:47:51am

re: #207 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, what? Not the Trump plane?

It’s official travel, Secret Service probably told him “no chance in hell” can he use his planes anymore..

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:48:57am

re: #229 HappyWarrior

Yeah something like that. I keep on laughing thinking about that the rank that Sacha Baron Cohen’s character had in The Dictator, he was “admiral general.”. Maybe Trump makes himself Commandant Captain.

Yeah, but Trump could never be as cool as Admiral General Aladeen.

Heh.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:50:02am

re: #234 FormerDirtDart

It’s official travel, Secret Service probably told him “no chance in hell” can he use his planes anymore..

Expect angry Tweets.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:50:59am

Mitten’s niece

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:50:59am

Christ on a hoverboard

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:51:13am

re: #231 Dr Lizardo

I could see Trump reviewing the troops to the Königgrätzer March; I think that’d be more his style.

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Video

Didn’t Nixon have the crazy idea of giving the White House guards all old timey uniforms?

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:51:27am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

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We’re talking about a base that whined when Obama had Common at the WH.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:51:46am

re: #235 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, but Trump could never be as cool as Admiral General Aladeen.

Heh.

OF course not.

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weave  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:51:50am

Who says C-SPAN is boring…

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:51:59am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

Expect angry Tweets.

“How am I supposed to milk the government if I can’t use my own planes?! SAD!”

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:52:15am

re: #224 FormerDirtDart

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You could be the most successful artist, sportsperson, philosopher, etc. of your generation, but you still won’t be considered really ‘American’ if you’re a PoC. That is the lesson that we have to learn. Over, and over, and over, and over again: This is not ‘our’ country, and never will be, it’s ‘their’ country. This is No Country for Non-Whites, and it looks to remain that way forever and anon.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:52:17am

re: #239 HappyWarrior

Didn’t Nixon have the crazy idea of giving the White House guards all old timey uniforms?

I didn’t know about that, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:52:24am

re: #240 Sir John Barron

We’re talking about a base that whined when Obama had Common at the WH.

But also a base that loves Ted Nugent too.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:52:40am

re: #242 weave

Who says C-SPAN is boring…

I am putting Franken near the top of my 2020 presidential picks if he’ll run.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:52:47am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

I didn’t know about that, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

I think I remember reading it somewhere.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:53:42am

What, exactly, does Congress know at this point, and why can’t they share it with the public?

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:00am

re: #247 Belafon

I am putting Franken near the top of my 2020 presidential picks if he’ll run.

No! We need him! He stays!

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:22am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

I think I remember reading it somewhere.

bloomberg.com

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:22am

re: #202 Citizen K

Welp….

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But hey, it’s ok, who ever made profit off of art or humanity anyway?

Coming up next on the chopping block—PBS and NPR…

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:41am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

OF course not.

Admiral General Aladeen Introduction

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:45am

re: #247 Belafon

I am putting Franken near the top of my 2020 presidential picks if he’ll run.

Yeah I think he’d be my first choice if he ran. He’s intelligent, hard-working, and informed. I must say though I’m really annoyed with that element of the left that has turned on Booker already. I can accept being disappointed in a vote but my God, Trump’s not even President yet and he’s already a “Neo-lib sell out” to them. We’ll have lots of good choices in 2020. I have no idea who I’ll support yet obviously but there’s a lot of Dems I like.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:54:59am

re: #252 Joe Bacon

Coming up next on the chopping block—PBS and NPR…

Read a few more comments down from 202.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:55:01am
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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:55:01am

re: #238 The Vicious Babushka

Christ on a hoverboard

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He’s not being nominated for a judge for a fucking spelling bee. This shit SHOULD be complicated, should be thorough, because holy fucking shit, your job is literally going to affect every 300mil+ American, you dense, dense, motherfucking cretin.

I say this, knowing full and well that he, like every other Trump pick, is qualified only for the express purpose of subverting his position and department. This man, Perry, Devos, all of them are ungodly dense and stupid even with this abominable standard.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:55:12am

re: #251 Timothy Watson

bloomberg.com

Thanks dude.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:55:45am

re: #253 Dr Lizardo

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Man look how young Obama looks.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:55:45am

So they’ve announced that two elementary schools in Little Rock will be shut down. Guess which part of this city this will impact. It ain’t the affluent parts. On top of that, the county school district has announced $80 million dollars worth of renovation/construction projects. Western Little Rock doesn’t pay into the city district but rather the county. Western Little Rock is also where the most expensive real estate is. Are these events a coincidence? No, they’re by design. The long game of white flight is coming to fruition, and it is impacting the youngest and poorest of my city. And that is the tale of two millage rates.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:56:30am

re: #260 Arkansawyer

So they’ve announced that two elementary school in Little Rock will be shut down. Guess which part of this city this will impact. It ain’t the affluent parts. On top of that, the county school district has announced $80 million dollars worth of renovation/construction projects. Western Little Rock doesn’t pay into the city district but rather the county. Western Little Rock is also where the most expensive real estate is. Are these events a coincidence? No, they’re by design. The long game of white flight is coming to fruition, and it is impacting the youngest and poorest of my city. And that is the tale of two millage rates.

But hey, they probably justify it by saying Western Little Rock is “Real Arkansas” or something.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:56:45am

re: #254 HappyWarrior

Yeah I think he’d be my first choice if he ran. He’s intelligent, hard-working, and informed. I must say though I’m really annoyed with that element of the left that has turned on Booker already. I can accept being disappointed in a vote but my God, Trump’s not even President yet and he’s already a “Neo-lib sell out” to them. We’ll have lots of good choices in 2020. I have no idea who I’ll support yet obviously but there’s a lot of Dems I like.

I’m just imagining what the Franken-Trump debates would be like, and I think they’d be awesome.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:56:53am

re: #243 Belafon

“How am I supposed to milk the government if I can’t use my own planes?! SAD!”

Are you kidding? He’ll charter the Trump plane for bringing foreign dignitaries to visit him…at prevailing rates.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:57:27am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

But also a base that loves Ted Nugent too.

Oh, Ted Nugent is “traditional American”. He’s on the NRA board.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:58:20am

re: #264 Sir John Barron

Oh, Ted Nugent is “traditional American”. He’s on the NRA board.

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He’s also white.

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calochortus  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:58:26am

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

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Not only did Spicer praise the Trump hotel, but apparently Pence put in an appearance and said the transition was done on time and under budget. Which is great, except for the part where they just didn’t finish (all those pesky unfilled positions) and called it a day.

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sagehen  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:58:40am

re: #249 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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What, exactly, does Congress know at this point, and why can’t they share it with the public?

The classified briefing on Russia/election/Trump stuff; usually it’s only the intelligence committee, but this time people made enough fuss it was the whole House.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 8:59:19am

re: #238 The Vicious Babushka

Christ on a hoverboard

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“The disclosure forms are a hassle and too much government, and also Hillary better fork over all millions of her emails right now for my inspection.”

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:00:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:01:29am

re: #268 Sir John Barron

“The disclosure forms are a hassle and too much government, and also Hillary better fork over all millions of her emails right now for my inspection.”

Remember, that nobody would be interested in DT’s tax returns…why should anybody be interested in his appointees’ records?

These people have succeeded in turning the world on its head. Would be laudable in some way if it were not such a recipe for disaster.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:01:47am

Chuck’s 3 finger gang sign origin has been discovered

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:04:07am

This reeks of Mitt Romney style stripping a company so he can sell it.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:05:34am

OT but I managed to do my cardio workout first thing this morning. I don’t think I’ve done that before. I have a Bowflex Treadclimber at home. On average I probably use it about once a week, while doing another cardio workout at the gym on the elliptical.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:07:57am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:08:03am

re: #270 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember, that nobody would be interested in DT’s tax returns…why should anybody be interested in his appointees’ records?

These people have succeeded in turning the world on its head. Would be laudable in some way if it were not such a recipe for disaster.

Yeah, that’s the logical conclusion to DT’s non-transparency. If he, the prez to be didn’t show anything, why should anyone else, with positions below his?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:09:20am

re: #275 Sir John Barron

Yeah, that’s the logical conclusion to DT’s non-transparency. If he, the prez to be didn’t show anything, why should anyone else, with positions below his?

this will be the new precedent

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Arkansawyer  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:10:48am

re: #261 Citizen K

But hey, they probably justify it by saying Western Little Rock is “Real Arkansas” or something.

People in WLR still send their kids to school in the Little Rock district. There are many ways to circumvent the districts. It looks better on a college application if you graduated from Historic Little Rock Central High School. So, they’re using our resources without chipping in.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:10:52am

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

this will be the new precedent

Until tax returns are demanded of the Dem candidate in 2020.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:12:11am
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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:12:31am

The GOP assault on taxpayers continues. Not only are they rushing to give the rich tax breaks, but want to make it easier for the rich to scoop up federal lands and exploit them instead of preserving them.

What better way to accomplish this than to value the land as essentially worthless so that they can move it off the books and let the states turn around and sell them to the rich.

It comes as no surprise that the GOP out west are pushing this bs. They can’t wait to start mining and drilling around/near and in national parks and adjacent lands, regardless of the consequences.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:15:11am

re: #279 darthstar

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It should but it won’t concern the GOP and Kellyanne will go on to complain that this is “unfair” to Pruitt.

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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:15:43am

re: #281 HappyWarrior

It should but it won’t concern the GOP and Kellyanne will go on to complain that this is “unfair” to Pruitt.

Just trying to make him look bad.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:16:20am

re: #272 darthstar

This reeks of Mitt Romney style stripping a company so he can sell it.

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Insanity.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:21:07am

re: #272 darthstar

This reeks of Mitt Romney style stripping a company so he can sell it.

Let’s eliminate the R&D budget for an entire nation.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:21:29am
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darthstar  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:23:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:25:15am

re: #278 Sir John Barron

Until tax returns are demanded of the Dem candidate in 2020.

Because they have something to hide…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:25:42am

re: #272 darthstar

This reeks of Mitt Romney style stripping a company so he can sell it.

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We need to run the government like a business!!

Scummy CEO shit right there. Get rid of anything you don’t care about or don’t understand.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:26:50am

Perfect model for Trump parade, complete with the actual Pinochet himself (at 1:11). Seen here before but perfectly appropriate for present circumstances:

Preussens Gloria - Ejercito de Chile

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:27:51am

re: #289 Shiplord Kirel

Perfect model for Trump parade, complete with the actual Pinochet himself (at 1:11). Seen here before but perfectly appropriate for present circumstances:

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Why not, a lot of right wing admrie Pinochet anyway, the ones that know who he is anyhow.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:28:52am

So, poking around the intertubes and I see that “Square Hammer” by Swedish band Ghost has gone to #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs. First time for a Swedish group in the Rock genre, if I’m not mistaken. Congratulations. I also saw they’re gonna be touring this summer with Iron Maiden in the USA. Sweet.

Ghost - Square Hammer

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:29:43am

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Why not, a lot of right wing admrie Pinochet anyway, the ones that know who he is anyhow.

There’s a Free Republic poster who uses the name “Pinochet.”

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Arkansawyer  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:30:11am

Anyone else find it pretty telling that all those III% folks with a hard on for the constitution aren’t raising a fuss over Trump?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:30:20am

re: #248 HappyWarrior

I think I remember reading it somewhere.

A bit too staid & boring for The Donald

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wrenchwench  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:31:18am

This is for Decatur Deb, when he shows up:

It’s OK if somahyall want to watch it, too. But point it out to Deb, please. Thx.

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:31:50am

re: #294 The Vicious Babushka

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A bit too staid & boring for The Donald

No medals. He needs a chest full of unearned fake medals.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:35:09am

re: #291 Dr Lizardo

That song definitely has an 80s vibe to it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:36:00am

Heh.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:36:17am

re: #296 allegro

No medals. He needs a chest full of unearned fake medals.

And a sash. I’m sure they have a collection in assorted colors left over from the Miss Universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA pageants.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:36:27am

re: #245 Dr Lizardo

YES! Tricky DIcky did that and the everyone ridiculed him, especially Johnny Carson. Johnny came out one night dressed in one of those uniforms and Ed fell on the floor laughing at him…

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nines09  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:36:35am
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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:37:20am

re: #299 The Vicious Babushka

And a sash. I’m sure they have a collection in assorted colors left over from the Miss Universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA pageants.

They’d have to tie three or more together to get around his girth.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:38:02am

re: #297 Eclectic Cyborg

That song definitely has an 80s vibe to it.

Yeah, and some Blue Öyster Cult thrown in too.

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:38:03am

re: #291 Dr Lizardo

So, poking around the intertubes and I see that “Square Hammer” by Swedish band Ghost has gone to #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs. First time for a Swedish group in the Rock genre, if I’m not mistaken.

The closest a Swedish band had ever gotten was No. 6 - by these guys with this song.

Focus - Hocus Pocus

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:38:22am

re: #301 nines09

Donald Trump has arrived in DC for the 3 Doors Down concert.

Someone should investigate that as a waste/abuse of taxpayers’ dollars.

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:38:33am

re: #301 nines09

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ooo lookie, he let Milania come too and even stand next to him! What a guy!

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:39:41am

re: #294 The Vicious Babushka

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A bit too staid & boring for The Donald

The widely mocked uniforms were quickly consigned to storage. They remained there until sold/donated to the Utah State marching band in 1980. Richard Nixon’s Palace Guard

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:40:40am

re: #306 allegro

ooo lookie, he let Milania come too and even stand next to him! What a guy!

That’s Caitlyn Jenner
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:41:45am

re: #304 makeitstop

The closest a Swedish band had ever gotten was No. 6 - by these guys with this song.

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The greatest band ever from Sweden:

Tapeheads - Cube-Squared perform “Baby Doll” (by Devo)

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:41:58am

I had forgotten that Garth Brooks performed at the 2009 inauguration concert(Daily Kos link). That’s why he’s trying to be somewhere else for Trump’s.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:43:33am

re: #296 allegro

No medals. He needs a chest full of unearned fake medals.

He’d need ones for the following:

1) Grabbing ‘em by the pussy;
2) Meritorious duty in avoiding STDs during Vietnam deferment;
3) Getting other people to pay for his business failures;
4) Comrade of the year award (Putin pin);
5) tax lout of the decade (3x); and
6) bankruptcy king (6x).

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:44:10am

OK, that’s sort of a big deal…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 9:56:05am

re: #312 FormerDirtDart

OK, that’s sort of a big deal…

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Congrats to her.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:04:16am

re: #247 Belafon

I am putting Franken near the top of my 2020 presidential picks if he’ll run.

I would like to see someone a little younger in 2020.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:04:26am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:06:06am

re: #314 Big Beautiful Door

I would like to see someone a little younger in 2020.

Cory Booker
Kristen Gillibrand
Julian Castro

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:07:00am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:07:15am

Less then 24 hours until President Trump violates the Constitution!

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:07:20am

The GOP doesn’t understand how insurance works. Why am I not surprised.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:09:59am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:10:28am

re: #319 lawhawk

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The GOP doesn’t understand how insurance works. Why am I not surprised.

they understand the Free Market: namely the producers make the rules, the consumers deal with them the best they can.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:10:37am

re: #265 HappyWarrior

And a complete asshole. Which seems to be standard for ‘conservatives’ these days.

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:10:47am

re: #314 Big Beautiful Door

I would like to see someone a little younger in 2020.

I’m just hoping to be alive in 2020. :/

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:11:40am

re: #319 lawhawk

To the GOP, everything is a gated community.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:12:20am

re: #320 Bubblehead II

You have got to be shitting me.

This is both surprising and totally in character for him. The man is known for having a absurd, self-aware, and surprisingly immature sense of humor.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:12:53am

re: #319 lawhawk

The GOP doesn’t understand how insurance works. Why am I not surprised.

As far as the wealthy are concerned, insurance is just a way for moochers to take money from the rich. Moocher in this case meaning anyone who cannot pay up front for a $2M cancer treatment.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:13:31am

re: #270 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Looks like the US will be going out with the same music it came to life with.

world turned upsidedown

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Timothy Watson  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:13:57am

re: #326 Belafon

As far as the wealthy are concerned, insurance is just a way for moochers to take money from the rich. Moocher in this case meaning anyone who cannot pay up front for a $2M cancer treatment.

If God wanted those people to live he obviously would have given them $2 million.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:14:20am

re: #324 jaunte

To the GOP, everything is a gated community.

…and the Elect are those whom God has chosen to live within the gates. This is economic Calvinism.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:16:04am
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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:16:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:16:55am

re: #326 Belafon

As far as the wealthy are concerned, insurance is just a way for moochers to take money from the rich. Moocher in this case meaning anyone who cannot pay up front for a $2M cancer treatment.

We have been taught that the ACA, being redisributive in nature, is just another form of creeping socialism, something to be fought tooth-and-nail by all freedom-loving people.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:17:02am

re: #325 Citizen K

This is both surprising and totally in character for him. The man is known for having a absurd, self-aware, and surprisingly immature sense of humor.

I know. Hence the wording.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:17:54am

re: #331 jaunte

Which room?

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:18:56am

re: #334 Belafon

At the Trump luncheon.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:18:57am

So, just turned on someone else to classic rock. A student of mine hit me up on FB Messenger, asking “What is this band Cheap Trick? I have never heard of them” (she’s 17, so I cut her some slack).

So I sent her this:

Cheap Trick - I want you to want me 1979

and she loved it.

Mission accomplished.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:19:06am
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Romantic Heretic  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:19:36am

re: #290 HappyWarrior

Yeah, because they really would like to throw people who disagree with them from helicopters into live volcanos.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:22:28am

In related news…

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:22:31am

re: #330 jaunte

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True. He has IQ records from every cabinet member ever and has the IQ numbers of each cabinet nominee of his and ran the numbers and checked them carefully. Analysis.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:22:31am

It’s the Post, but still… sheesh.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:25:04am

re: #341 lawhawk

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It’s the Post, but still… sheesh.

Huge if true

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:25:28am

These people

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:26:19am

re: #343 Stanley Sea

They really do live in an alternate reality, don’t they?

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:26:28am

re: #343 Stanley Sea

These people

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I….

But….

This is….

These people are not talking about any Donald Trump that exists, in real life or in fiction. Who the hell are they taking about?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:27:01am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:27:02am

My Twitter has #StopSanctuaryCities promoted by FAIR in my trending thing.

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:27:05am

re: #337 jaunte

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If the MSM showed some solidarity by saying “nope” to giving Trump all of the attention he craves - especially for non-events like a freaking luncheon - he would be PLEADING with them to come back. Their behavior makes no sense to me. But then, little is making much sense to me about now.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:27:08am
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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:27:20am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:28:33am

re: #343 Stanley Sea

These people

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Who is this LOSER? I am never wrong. NEVER.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:28:36am

re: #345 Citizen K

I….

But….

This is….

These people are not talking about any Donald Trump that exists, in real life or in fiction. Who the hell are they taking about?

He is the perfect screen for people to project their image of the Ideal President. It works.

He knows how to manipulate the press - and they do his bidding, not because they fear His Holy Wrath but because they fear The Bottom Line. DT is business savvy enough to recognize how to manipulate that innate fear.

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InfidelOfFreedom  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:28:55am

re: #330 jaunte

Not too surprising… Donald and his Republican cronies frequently mistake net worth for intelligence.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:30:07am

re: #353 InfidelOfFreedom

Not too surprising… Donald and his Republican cronies frequently mistake net worth for intelligence.

Sadly, a vast portion of America defines intelligence by net worth as well.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:31:03am

re: #353 InfidelOfFreedom

“You have to be incredibly intelligent to be born into a wealthy family. Everyone knows.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:31:17am

So Rick Perry first wanted to get rid of the Department of Energy and now it’s coming out that he didn’t even know what DOE actually does. Jesus, is there anything right with the Trump cabinet?

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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:31:43am

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

So, just turned on someone else to classic rock. A student of mine hit me up on FB Messenger, asking “What is this band Cheap Trick? I have never heard of them” (she’s 17, so I cut her some slack).

So I sent her this:

and she loved it.

Mission accomplished.

I’ll put them in the Top 5 American rock bands of all time without a second thought.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:32:17am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

So Rick Perry first wanted to get rid of the Department of Energy and now it’s coming out that he didn’t even know what DOE actually does. Jesus, is there anything right with the Trump cabinet?

As far as I can tell, only Mattis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:32:29am

re: #357 makeitstop

I’ll put them in the Top 5 American rock bands of all time without a second thought.

Cheap Trick was outstanding at a time when mediocre was the norm.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:32:37am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

So Rick Perry first wanted to get rid of the Department of Energy and now it’s coming out that he didn’t even know what DOE actually does. Jesus, is there anything right with the Trump cabinet?

Stop complaining DT says his cabinet is most highest IQ ever in the history.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:33:15am

re: #358 Big Beautiful Door

I do hope Mattis has the balls to tell Trump and the rest to fuck themselves when Trump decides to go to war over some perceived slight.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:34:13am

I just completed a review of Sarbanes-Oxley for corporate internal controls (required every 2 years)

I wonder if Trump or anyone in his organization or any of his cabinet nominees has ever heard of Sarbanes-Oxley. They all appear to be the epitome of DON’T DO THIS.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:34:41am

re: #361 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

The GOP will be too busy looting the country to worry about what’s happening in the outside world.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:35:32am

LOLWUT

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:35:54am

re: #362 The Vicious Babushka

I am sure they have given they were all involved in one way or another with companies that would have been effected by SOX. Personally it annoys the crap out of me since the powers that be decided it also applies to ANYTHING IT related. Want to change one sentence in some HTML? Has to go through the Change Control process as established to meet SOX requirements!

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:36:22am

re: #337 jaunte

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So where is that unified front the press was bragging about yesterday?
Gutless pieces of shit.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:36:35am

re: #361 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I do hope Mattis has the balls to tell Trump and the rest to fuck themselves when Trump decides to go to war over some perceived slight.

He is our only hope.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:36:39am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

So Rick Perry first wanted to get rid of the Department of Energy and now it’s coming out that he didn’t even know what DOE actually does. Jesus, is there anything right with the Trump cabinet?

It’s perfect if your intention is to destroy functioning government to prove that it doesn’t work.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:37:05am

re: #365 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

I am sure they have given they were all involved in one way or another with companies that would have been effected by SOX. Personally it annoys the crap out of me since the powers that be decided it also applies to ANYTHING IT related. Want to change one sentence in some HTML? Has to go through the Change Control process as established to meet SOX requirements!

That’s what code reviews are for.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:37:18am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

Tyrus and Ashley Cobb, of Indiana, like that Trump is a man of faith who will bring Godliness back. They wish he’d stop tweeting. pic.twitter.com

— Daniel Dale

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:37:26am

re: #362 The Vicious Babushka

They’d likely seek its repeal. Complaining it is too onerous and difficult. Costly to maintain compliance, etc.

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:37:32am

re: #366 Single-handed sailor

Were there other stations there?

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:37:52am

Whee! I just got my boxed set of 4 operas (Tosca, Carmen, Faust, and Werther) with tenor Jonas Kaufmann. *swoon* Just in time too. Now I can spend the next few days watching tragedy set to beautiful music rather than watching tragedy in real time and gagging a lot.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:38:03am

re: #367 Big Beautiful Door

He is our only hope.

This is both true and wholly uncomforting.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:38:43am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

Living the post-empirical life.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:38:53am

re: #363 jaunte

The GOP will be too busy looting the country to worry about what’s happening in the outside world.

Not true: they will soon start trying to loot the outside world as well.

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jaunte  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:39:22am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Oh yes, but that will be harder.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:39:40am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

Tyrus and Ashley Cobb, of Indiana, like that Trump is a man of faith who will bring Godliness back. They wish he’d stop tweeting.

Right out of Idiocracy

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CuriousLurker  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:40:04am

re: #156 lawhawk

Over in Iran, they’re dealing with a building fire/collapse that seems straight out of the horrific videos of the WTC collapse. A landmark skyscraper in Tehran that was on fire collapsed, and there’s unconfirmed reports of dozens of firefighters killed.

The building was built in the 1960s and tenants had been cited in the past for using kerosene heaters and other safety violations. The fire started on the upper floors, and the building collapsed.

I just read about this. Really awful. Regardless of how one feels about the Iranian government, like firefighters everywhere, these were good guys trying to save people.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:41:21am

Lewis Black will be at the inauguration tomorrow. He wants to be there at the moment when Trump touches the Bible and his hand catches on fire.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:41:40am

re: #357 makeitstop

I’ll put them in the Top 5 American rock bands of all time without a second thought.

So I need to know who else is in your top five.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:41:48am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

I’m sure Trump has slept with a woman named Faith before. // Oh that’s what they meant. I honestly feel bad for these people i na way since they delude themselves so much about what Trump really is.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:42:08am

re: #357 makeitstop

I’ll put them in the Top 5 American rock bands of all time without a second thought.

Same here. On her own, she went on to find this. She was raving about it, LOL.

Straight up rock ‘n’ roll, no chaser, what you see is what you get.

Cheap Trick - Surrender - Midnight Special

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HappyWarrior  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:42:38am

re: #379 CuriousLurker

I just read about this. Really awful. Regardless of how one feels about the Iranian government, like firefighters everywhere, these were good guys trying to save people.

[Embedded content]

Yeah that’s terrible.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:43:09am

Also this:

The far-right Jewish Home party, along with members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, is promoting legislation that would effectively annex one large settlement in the occupied West Bank to Israel and another bill that would legalize dozens of unauthorized outposts.

But there could be a question mark over the issue, with Netanyahu possibly looking to curb settlement laws, wary of the dangers of the far right’s ambitions being too freely unleashed as he feels his way forward with the new U.S. administration.

I can’t stand Netanyahu, but if there’s one thing he’s been good at (at least so far), it’s political self-preservation.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:43:31am

You guys

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:44:40am

re: #379 CuriousLurker

I just read about this. Really awful. Regardless of how one feels about the Iranian government, like firefighters everywhere, these were good guys trying to save people.

Just don’t read the comments!

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EPR-radar  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:45:00am

re: #382 HappyWarrior

I’m sure Trump has slept with a woman named Faith before. // Oh that’s what they meant. I honestly feel bad for these people i na way since they delude themselves so much about what Trump really is.

Unfortunately, the self-delusions that these people entertain themselves with are not harmless.

When the shit hits the fan, I think it will be reasonable to require exhaustively detailed mea culpas from all of Trump’s supporters and enablers that have supposedly seen the error of their ways, especially in the main stream media.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:45:24am

re: #380 lawhawk

Lewis Black will be at the inauguration tomorrow. He wants to be there at the moment when Trump touches the Bible and his hand catches on fire.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:46:09am

re: #387 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just don’t read the comments!

I knew better than to do that. 😐

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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:46:41am

re: #380 lawhawk

Lewis Black will be at the inauguration tomorrow. He wants to be there at the moment when Trump touches the Bible and his hand catches on fire.

Someone needs to make sure they get a really good shot. Trump’s hand will probably not actually touch the Bible.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:49:06am

re: #391 Belafon

Someone needs to make sure they get a really good shot. Trump’s hand will probably not actually touch the Bible.

you’d think he would want to use a pocket format Bible

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:49:21am

re: #385 CuriousLurker

Self preservation will take on new meaning in the upcoming year as criminal investigations continue to swirl around Bibi and the news in Israel is leaking transcripts and taped conversations almost daily suggesting a wide range of corrupt activities, including trying to manipulate news coverage.

So far, the AG isn’t commenting, but the leaks continue and people are getting fed up with Bibi.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:49:27am
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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:49:46am

re: #391 Belafon

Someone needs to make sure they get a really good shot. Trump’s hand will probably not actually touch the Bible.

Or he’ll have the classic hand behind his back with fingers crossed. /

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:51:08am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:51:19am
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makeitstop  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:51:54am

re: #381 Big Beautiful Door

So I need to know who else is in your top five.

American? Here ya go, in no particular order.
Warning - My short list will most likely cause Style Whiplash:

Stelly Dan
Petty/Heartbreakers
Soundgarden
Cheap Trick
Neil & Crazy Horse

(I love my guitar rock)

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Honey Punch!  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:52:13am

re: #361 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

It’s not really reassuring that the most sane and reasonable member of the incoming administration is nicknamed “Mad Dog”.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:53:01am
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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:53:31am

re: #392 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you’d think he would want to use a pocket format Bible

Comic book format.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:56:22am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:56:38am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:57:05am

re: #400 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I thibk that this budget is so awful that the public outcry will give enough GOP Senators pause to prevent a lot of the cuts. It may even be too radical to get through the House.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:57:05am
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Belafon  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:57:17am

re: #400 Charles Johnson

Cleek’s law.

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allegro  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:58:33am

re: #400 Charles Johnson

The proposed cuts encompass nearly every government function that liberals care about

“Conservatives” care a lot about these too (and they will soon find out how much when they’re slashed). They’ve just been too gullible, willfully ignorant, and brainwashed to know it.

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lawhawk  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:59:01am
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wrenchwench  Jan 19, 2017 • 10:59:28am

re: #396 Backwoods_Sleuth

[.@RepFilemonVela says #Inauguration attendees hurled racial slurs at 40 migrant students from his district]

Oh jeez. There’s a local school group that has been working for a year to get to this inauguration, (probably not this one, but they are taking what they got) and for many of them, it’s their first time out of town. They don’t need such a rude introduction to the world. But maybe it will benefit us all in the long run.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:00:10am

re: #407 allegro

The proposed cuts encompass nearly every government function that liberals care about

“Conservatives” care a lot about these too (and they will soon find out how much when they’re slashed). They’ve just been too gullible, willfully ignorant, and brainwashed to know it.

This will be a wish list, they won’t get all these cuts through.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:01:57am

re: #393 lawhawk

Yeah, I’ve been following that off & on. It’ll be interesting to see if he manages to survive (politically speaking).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:03:23am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:03:30am

re: #385 CuriousLurker

Also this:

[Embedded content]

I can’t stand Netanyahu, but if there’s one thing he’s been good at (at least so far), it’s political self-preservation.

Bayit Hayehudi has collected a bunch of Kahanists even though the Kahane party has been outlawed.

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Citizen K  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:05:26am

re: #404 Big Beautiful Door

I thibk that this budget is so awful that the public outcry will give enough GOP Senators pause to prevent a lot of the cuts. It may even be too radical to get through the House.

I enjoy your optimism same way I enjoy Obama’s.

Unfortunately, much like Obama’s, I simply can’t see reality unfolding in a way that will reward said optimism.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:06:29am

re: #388 EPR-radar

Not a delusion.

What I’ve watched in the Midwest for the last 26 years is “Christianity” being slowly stripped of its internal content and reduced to (1) saying specific key phrases that demonstrate membership, (2) loyalty to specific charismatic figures and unquestioning acceptance of their declarations about what is right and holy.

They’re totally earnest and not at all blind, they’re just not using the same operational definition of godly (in a Christian manner) as you (or I) would. And in turn, they would find liberal Christians to not be Christians at all.

It happens. Given a generation or two of time, some money, and manpower, you can completely flip the basis of a culture. All you have to do is take familiar touchstones concepts and tweak their meaning, while purging alternate “reads” of core cultural values. Most people don’t have the kind of semiotic thinking and skepticism required to push back—particularly since you’re ideally targeting the young—and don’t question the base assumptions of their cultural milieu.

They’re reading the same Bible as the rest of us, but the chapter and verse mean completely different things.

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while(1) worries++;  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:18:14am

re: #86 Anymouse

Howdy. Doing okay as a pale blue dot in the reddest House district in the Union. How bout you?

Doing ok, trying to survive.

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EPR-radar  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:21:34am

re: #395 lawhawk

Or he’ll have the classic hand behind his back with fingers crossed. /

Trump won’t bother with that because he is incapable of distinguishing truth from lies.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:33:45am

re: #400 Charles Johnson

[Trump’s] proposed [budget] cuts encompass nearly every government function that liberals care about

Well, their whole raison d’etre is “piss off a liberal”.

And their wet dream for decades has been to bury the New Deal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:34:53am

re: #403 Charles Johnson

This is just unreal: Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

So what. He probably has that much at home between his sofa cushions…

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:35:36am

re: #405 Charles Johnson

HEADLINE NEW! TRUMP HAS THREE BALLS!!!!

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William Lewis  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:47:57am

re: #336 Dr Lizardo

So, just turned on someone else to classic rock. A student of mine hit me up on FB Messenger, asking “What is this band Cheap Trick? I have never heard of them” (she’s 17, so I cut her some slack).

So I sent her this:

[Embedded content]

and she loved it.

Mission accomplished.

Be sure to make sure she hears “Surrender” as well. Then we can teach her about the midwest’s best band - The Replacements.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 19, 2017 • 11:52:21am

re: #369 The Vicious Babushka

oh no, first the code review then the change control process.

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austin_blue  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:03:39pm

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

Who ARE these mouth-breathing fuckwits?

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electrotek  Jan 19, 2017 • 12:05:21pm

re: #387 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just don’t read the comments!

Where at? I’m ready to pound them.


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