A Stunning Solo Acoustic Guitar Piece by Salomon Jakobsson: “Desert Mouse”

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Swedish guitarist Salomon Jakobsson has a uniquely propulsive style and impressive finger-picking skills. This is a show-stopper from his solo album “In the Valley of Notes.”

Here is “Desert Mouse” from my album “In the Valley of Notes”, inspired by the two adopted desert mice Blacksmith and Humphrey (RIP).

Video and editing: Jonas “Stocken” Gren instagram.com
Audio: Roger Langvik rogerlangvik.com

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207 comments

1
De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 4:54:02pm

Boy, did I need to hear that right now.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 4:56:26pm

I have a question. I saw on Facebook a side-by-side image purporting to be the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations, showing a much lower attendance for Drumpf. I’m assuming that the image showed the crowds still forming, instead of the full attendance? Or was it really fairly sparse?

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Bubblehead II  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:00:47pm

Repost from downstairs.

littlegreenfootballs.com

I would have included a joint, but pot isn’t legal(*) in Idaho. Soon to be illegal once again in all 50 States.

(*) Fuck States rights when it comes to pot.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:01:20pm

re: #2 thedopefishlives

I have a question. I saw on Facebook a side-by-side image purporting to be the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations, showing a much lower attendance for Drumpf. I’m assuming that the image showed the crowds still forming, instead of the full attendance? Or was it really fairly sparse?

Estimates that I’ve seen, supposedly from the NPS, are 250,000. Ridership on public transportation was supposedly below that of a normal workday.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:01:43pm

re: #2 thedopefishlives

I have a question. I saw on Facebook a side-by-side image purporting to be the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations, showing a much lower attendance for Drumpf. I’m assuming that the image showed the crowds still forming, instead of the full attendance? Or was it really fairly sparse?

Attendance was definitely much lower than most inaugurations. The Washington Post has a good comparison article: washingtonpost.com

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b.d.  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:03:15pm

Hi Lizards, I pretty much ignored stuff today but tried to hop in over at Free Republic to see what crap they were fawning over and noticed that they are down.

Free Republic
8 hrs *
Bad news, John says the database server is down hard. Hasn’t had any luck yet with a restart, Sorry,

And they’ve been down for 8 hours!?

On the day they’ve been masturbating over?!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:03:25pm

Bill Maher might actually be worth watching tonight:

Actor Jane Fonda is the guest at the start of the Season 15 premiere, while commentator Keith Olbermann joins a panel discussion with economic equality advocate Heather McGhee, presidential historian Jon Meacham and former labor secretary Thomas Perez.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:03:39pm

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Estimates that I’ve seen, supposedly from the NPS, are 250,000. Ridership on public transportation was supposedly below that of a normal workday.

Huh. So, 3 times his margin of victory.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:04:26pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

Attendance was definitely much lower than most inaugurations. The Washington Post has a good comparison article: washingtonpost.com

WTOP has a bunch of photos from different inaugurations:
wtop.com

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:05:11pm

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:05:31pm

re: #6 b.d.

Hi Lizards, I pretty much ignored stuff today but tried to hop in over at Free Republic to see what crap they were fawning over and noticed that they are down.

And they’ve been down for 8 hours!?

On the day they’ve been masturbating over?!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

He needs an immediate $5,000 to get it going again.

///

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gocart mozart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:05:33pm

Who is good at lop reading.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:06:14pm

PBS Newshour has a pic from 11:49 AM - 10 minutes before the Oath.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:06:46pm

re: #4 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Estimates that I’ve seen, supposedly from the NPS, are 250,000. Ridership on public transportation was supposedly below that of a normal workday.

Obviously you can only tell so much by photos but it looked like Metro the way it does on a weekday night. Definitely not as crowded as it gets when people are going to and from work or when there’s a lot of people attending something like a mass political event or a sports game.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:06:55pm

Now in convenient .gif form.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:07:24pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

Now in convenient .gif form.

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I’ll take punchable faces for a 1000, Alex.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:08:00pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

Who is good at lop reading.

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Honestly, I noticed more how Michelle Obama was, it seems, forcing herself to control her breathing and biting her cheek/lip to stop from crying.

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:08:03pm

re: #9 Timothy Watson

WTOP has a bunch of photos from different inaugurations:
wtop.com

Cool with the slidebar and showing that the pics are from approximately the same time. (Trumpers have been squealing NOT FAIR—Trump pics taken at 5 am or some such shit)

Thanks.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:08:40pm

re: #18 BeachDem

Cool with the slidebar and showing that the pics are from approximately the same time. (Trumpers have been squealing NOT FAIR—Trump pics taken at 5 am or some such shit)

Thanks.

Pretty sure it would still be dark at 5 AM.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:08:58pm

re: #17 Timothy Watson

Honestly, I noticed more how Michelle Obama was, it seems, forcing herself to control her breathing and biting her cheek/lip to stop from crying.

My mom had the same observation.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:09:03pm

Beautiful music! Thanks for sharing, Charles!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:09:47pm

I’m having a boilermaker. First drink of the Trump years. Still trying to comprehend all this.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:09:53pm

Okay, PSA: check your Twitter follows. I deliberately did not follow @POTUS and just checked after seeing a comment from someone that they found themselves following the account after unfollowing it earlier today and - surprise! - was also following it.

Now fixed.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:10:04pm

re: #18 BeachDem

Cool with the slidebar and showing that the pics are from approximately the same time. (Trumpers have been squealing NOT FAIR—Trump pics taken at 5 am or some such shit)

Thanks.

That was why I had to ask. I didn’t want to run my mouth and have some wingnut yell in my face, THOSE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN TOO EARLY!!!! ALL TEH PEOPLE SHOWED UP LATER!!! RECORD NUMBERS!!!!1

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:10:36pm

re: #24 thedopefishlives

That was why I had to ask. I didn’t want to run my mouth and have some wingnut yell in my face, THOSE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN TOO EARLY!!!! ALL TEH PEOPLE SHOWED UP LATER!!! RECORD NUMBERS!!!!1

And then when that doesn’t work, they’ll claim they were all working.

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b.d.  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:11:02pm

re: #11 Timothy Watson

He needs an immediate $5,000 to get it going again.

///

Vacuum tubes are expensive.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:11:17pm

re: #24 thedopefishlives

That was why I had to ask. I didn’t want to run my mouth and have some wingnut yell in my face, THOSE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN TOO EARLY!!!! ALL TEH PEOPLE SHOWED UP LATER!!! RECORD NUMBERS!!!!1

Hey, maybe it’s like temperatures - record LOW numbers is still a record numbers!!!

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:11:18pm

re: #19 HappyWarrior

Pretty sure it would still be dark at 5 AM.

When has reality ever interfered with a Trump whine?

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:11:31pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

And then when that doesn’t work, they’ll claim they were all working.

Already had a wingnut post on Facebook: OVER 1000 PROTESTERS TURNED OUT… ONLY 3 OF THEM MISSED WORK

Assholes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:11:50pm

re: #28 BeachDem

When has reality ever interfered with a Trump whine?

Touche.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:11pm

re: #26 b.d.

Vacuum tubes are expensive.

But they really give a forum a warm, engaging midrange, not to mention an exquisite soundstage!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:21pm

re: #23 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, PSA: check your Twitter follows. I deliberately did not follow @POTUS and just checked after seeing a comment from someone that they found themselves following the account after unfollowing it earlier today and - surprise! - was also following it.

Now fixed.

It’s showing the same thing for @FLOTUS for me, so check there too. But not @VP or @WhiteHouse.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:29pm

re: #6 b.d.

It’s so hard to find replacement parts for a Commodore 64 anymore…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:36pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

Already had a wingnut post on Facebook: OVER 1000 PROTESTERS TURNED OUT… ONLY 3 OF THEM MISSED WORK

Assholes.

You know, the 60’s called, they want their joke back. They were using that lame line on my Dad’s generation when they were protesting Nam. Got news for wingnuts. A lot of us do fucking work and in fact harder than your sorry asses.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:47pm
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Mattand  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:12:52pm

re: #7 BeachDem

Bill Maher might actually be worth watching tonight:

No, he isn’t. Here’s why:

There was a piece recently in the NYT about him, calling back to his last troubles with a conservative President.

The article is what you’d expect, talking about getting booted from ABC for not being “patriotic” enough, etc. Near the end of the article, Maher takes the reporter to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which was under a boycott from a clutch of celebs. One of the owners is a rich Saudi official who is big on Sharia.

When asked about this, Maher is essentially “Fuck these liberals celebs for not being Islamaphobic enough, I’m going to shit on their boycott by eating here.”

The man has a massive bigoted streak 10 miles wide, and he either doesn’t see it or, more likely, doesn’t care. Fucking asshole.

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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:13:50pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

Already had a wingnut post on Facebook: OVER 1000 PROTESTERS TURNED OUT… ONLY 3 OF THEM MISSED WORK

Assholes.

Another whine I’ve seen—BLM people were blocking the entrances, so the Trumpers couldn’t get in. Uh huh.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:14:21pm

re: #23 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, PSA: check your Twitter follows. I deliberately did not follow @POTUS and just checked after seeing a comment from someone that they found themselves following the account after unfollowing it earlier today and - surprise! - was also following it.

Now fixed.

Yeah, me too. Unfollowed again. Tks!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:14:28pm

...

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:14:38pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:14:40pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

Fix your private tags.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:15:28pm

re: #36 Mattand

No, he isn’t. Here’s why:

There was a piece recently in the NYT about him, calling back to his last troubles with a conservative President.

The article is what you’d expect, talking about getting booted from ABC for not being “patriotic” enough, etc. Near the end of the article, Maher takes the reporter to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which was under a boycott from a clutch of celebs. One of the owners is a rich Saudi official who is big on Sharia.

When asked about this, Maher is essentially “Fuck these liberals celebs for not being Islamaphobic enough, I’m going to shit on their boycott by eating here.”

The man has a massive bigoted streak 10 miles wide, and he either doesn’t see it or, more likely, doesn’t care. Fucking asshole.

I can’t stand Maher. Don’t forget his vaccination bullshit too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:16:10pm

re: #41 thedopefishlives

Fix your private tags.

Yeah I just deleted. Gonna repost.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:16:15pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

Already had a wingnut post on Facebook: OVER 1000 PROTESTERS TURNED OUT… ONLY 3 OF THEM MISSED WORK

Assholes.

Apparently this was a holiday for Federal workers in and around DC. So, since A LOT of the people in that area are Federal employees, yeah, a lot of them weren’t missing work.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:16:17pm

re: #32 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s showing the same thing for @FLOTUS for me, so check there too. But not @VP or @WhiteHouse.

Yup, same.
WTF

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:16:55pm
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BeachDem  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:17:06pm

re: #36 Mattand

No, he isn’t. Here’s why:

There was a piece recently in the NYT about him, calling back to his last troubles with a conservative President.

The article is what you’d expect, talking about getting booted from ABC for not being “patriotic” enough, etc. Near the end of the article, Maher takes the reporter to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which was under a boycott from a clutch of celebs. One of the owners is a rich Saudi official who is big on Sharia.

When asked about this, Maher is essentially “Fuck these liberals celebs for not being Islamaphobic enough, I’m going to shit on their boycott by eating here.”

The man has a massive bigoted streak 10 miles wide, and he either doesn’t see it or, more likely, doesn’t care. Fucking asshole.

Perhaps I should rephrase—I will tolerate the asshole Maher for a brief period in order to see Jane Fonda and Keith Olbermann.

(I am in agreement about the smug assholiness of Maher)

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gocart mozart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:17:42pm
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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:18:53pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

Not going to happen with all that new 10 trillion of Republican Borrow and Spend Red Ink flowing like the dam is broke!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:19:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:19:14pm

re: #23 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, PSA: check your Twitter follows. I deliberately did not follow @POTUS and just checked after seeing a comment from someone that they found themselves following the account after unfollowing it earlier today and - surprise! - was also following it.

Now fixed.

I think Twitter must have restored the follows after switching the account to the Trump Thing. I didn’t unfollow, but checked earlier and I wasn’t following, even though I had been following when the real president had it. Just checked again and I’m suddenly following again. Fixed that now.

I suspect Trump is going to keep using @realDonaldTrump most of the time, because his ego is so fucking out of control he’ll see the @POTUS account as a downgrade.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:19:21pm

Trump has made bold numerical commitments his whole working life, failed to meet them, and walked away to let others clean up the damage. He will continue on the path that brought him here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:19:33pm

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:19:36pm

The ACA thing he signed was just vaporware.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:20:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:20:47pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

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MLK > Churchill. I appreciate Churchill’s WWII leadership but outside that he was a complete ass.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:21:23pm

MLK bust remains.

re: #50 Stanley Sea

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:21:24pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:21:48pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

#NoShitSherlock

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:22:07pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

I’m having a boilermaker. First drink of the Trump years. Still trying to comprehend all this.

I’m going heavily into my cannabis edibles and drinking Mt Gay and coke while I wait for my beer to chill.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:22:51pm

re: #58 Charles Johnson

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They love the Nazis until you actually call them out on it then it’s “We’re not really Nazis, the Nazis were liberals.”

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:22:51pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I think Twitter must have restored the follows after switching the account to the Trump Thing. I didn’t unfollow, but checked earlier and I wasn’t following, even though I had been following when the real president had it. Just checked again and I’m suddenly following again. Fixed that now.

I suspect Trump is going to keep using @realDonaldTrump most of the time, because his ego is so fucking out of control he’ll see the @POTUS account as a downgrade.

I’ve refused to follow him during this whole thing but the thing is - I’m not sure I was following the @POTUS account before. @FLOTUS, yes, but the other one is more iffy?

Of course, my memory is very eh right now so who knows. I’m just peeved. Fuck that, Twitter. People can follow as they choose. A lot of people anticipated the move and were unfollowing. Publicize the plans - but hahahahaha oh god what transparency?

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austin_blue  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:03pm

Great guitarist. Hideous man bun.

Just sayin’.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:07pm

re: #60 Single-handed sailor

I’m going heavily into my cannabis edibles and drinking Mt Gay and coke while I wait for my beer to chill.

Mrs. Fish mixed me … something. Haven’t taken a drink yet. I got pretty blitzed last night, so I’m thinking tonight I should probably not, but… damn, it’s tempting, knowing what went down today.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:17pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart

American First!

/

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:32pm

re: #60 Single-handed sailor

I’m going heavily into my cannabis edibles and drinking Mt Gay and coke while I wait for my beer to chill.

Sounds like a good night. I’m feeling pretty good all things considered. I’m worried for our country but I’m not going to let despair win.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:33pm

re: #60 Single-handed sailor

I’m going heavily into my cannabis edibles and drinking Mt Gay and coke while I wait for my beer to chill.

Oh yeah? Well, I’m doing my rare cocktail of PCP, ketamine, and nitrous oxide. The ceiling fan is already broken!

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:23:42pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Happy, I can’t drink any liquor but I did open my last Nespresso sleeve of Cafe de Cuba. Drinking it now since Trump is going to reinstate the boycott…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:24:11pm

re: #63 austin_blue

Great guitarist. Hideous man bun.

Just sayin’.

He’s Swedish. Man buns are cool over there.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:24:43pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

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I wonder if this concern troll had a problem when Glenn Beck was calling Obama a Nazi for talking about empathy. Spencer has embraced alot of what Nazism stands for. Nothing wrong with calling that asshole one. Hell, he’d probably take it as a compliment if you really pressed him on it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:24:49pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

MLK > Churchill. I appreciate Churchill’s WWII leadership but outside that he was a complete ass.

Yeah, but he’s a white guy beloved by wingnuts everywhere, because they always see themselves as Churchill during the Battle of Britain - bravely facing an overwhelming enemy, unbowed and unbroken.

Mind you, Churchill fucking HATED Nazis, and didn’t trust Russia, either.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:24:53pm
we tend to use Nazi for everything, and not for what it really was….in History

Some wishful thinking. “No one would do that anymore.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:00pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

MLK > Churchill. I appreciate Churchill’s WWII leadership but outside that he was a complete ass.

Not only that, he was pretty racist AF. The India-Pakistan split is on him. And after WWII, Britain was more than happy to toss him out.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:02pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

Who is good at lop reading.

Seems apt to invite Mr. Hitchcock to explain the Kuleshov Effect…

Hitchcock’s Pure Cinema- “The Kuleshov Effect”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:08pm

re: #69 Joe Bacon

Happy, I can’t drink any liquor but I did open my last Nespresso sleeve of Cafe de Cuba. Drinking it now since Trump is going to reinstate the boycott…

Cheers.

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allegro  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:38pm

I’m off to watch Faust sell his soul to Mephistopheles (da Devil hisself). This is the tenor playing Faust. Sooo hot and with a voice that would “melt buttuh” as my Boston aunt would say. I describe it as thick, rich hot fudge sliiiiiding down ice cream. More yum.

Jonas Kaufmann “E lucevan le stelle” Tosca

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:52pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but he’s a white guy beloved by wingnuts everywhere, because they always see themselves as Churchill during the Battle of Britain - bravely facing an overwhelming enemy, unbowed and unbroken.

Mind you, Churchill fucking HATED Nazis, and didn’t trust Russia, either.

What I hate is the Churchill myth. But your’e right, he did hate the Nazis and didn’t trust the Rusians.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:25:53pm

re: #23 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Okay, PSA: check your Twitter follows. I deliberately did not follow @POTUS and just checked after seeing a comment from someone that they found themselves following the account after unfollowing it earlier today and - surprise! - was also following it.

Now fixed.

Ditto. I unfollowed yesterday. Did so again just now. Thanks.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:26:39pm

re: #74 Myron Falwell

Not only that, he was pretty racist AF. The India-Pakistan split is on him. And after WWII, Britain was more than happy to toss him out.

As an American of Kenyan descent, Obama’s got a good reason to not be fond of him either. May as well be like an Irish-American having Oliver Cromwell’s bust.

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:26:40pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

And then when that doesn’t work, they’ll claim they were all working.

Fake news will come first. That’s the go to retort.

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austin_blue  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:26:49pm

re: #60 Single-handed sailor

I’m going heavily into my cannabis edibles and drinking Mt Gay and coke while I wait for my beer to chill.

We had White Russians with shaved orange peels as garnish.

Nice cocktails. We photo’ed them with gold Mardi Gras beads around the glasses to send to the sister in law in the UK, and I snagged a glass and spilled some on the table.

“Hey! There’s a beverage here!”

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:27:19pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

MLK > Churchill. I appreciate Churchill’s WWII leadership but outside that he was a complete ass.

The million Indians he starved to death would agree.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:27:55pm

Hey what happened to those 2 million bikers who were supposed to show up in DC for President Pee Pee today?

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BigBadDemocrat  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:28:06pm

We worked the phones, blogged , gave money yet every one here and in the media, the Democrat Party, Pres Obama all day how terrible Trump is yet he won enough states and electoral votes to win.

Where did it go wrong and please not the Russians as they can not even keep their own food supply up???!!!!

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:29:06pm

re: #32 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It’s showing the same thing for @FLOTUS for me, so check there too. But not @VP or @WhiteHouse.

I show no @FLOTUS any longer. My unfollow of @VP “took”.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:29:12pm

Alright, who not putting a forward slash in [/bold]? //

Or is it just me?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:29:33pm

re: #82 austin_blue

We had White Russians with shaved orange peels as garnish.

Nice cocktails. We photo’ed them with gold Mardi Gras beads around the glasses to send to the sister in law in the UK, and I snagged a glass and spilled some on the table.

“Hey! There’s a beverage here!”

From a friend today:

Orange Russian

Ingredients
Ice cubes
1/4 cup Kahlúa
2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon Cointreau
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 navel orange

Method
Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice cubes. Add the Kahlúa, vodka, and Cointreau and gently stir to blend.
Pour the cream over so that it floats on top of the Kahlúa mixture. Using a fine grater, grate some orange zest on top. Serve immediately.

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electrotek  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:29:52pm

re: #63 austin_blue

Great guitarist. Hideous man bun.

Just sayin’.

Hey I rocked a man bun a couple of years back. Don’t hate.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:30:17pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:30:21pm

re: #83 Timothy Watson

The million Indians he starved to death would agree.

Zombie Churchill, like Zombie Reagan, a creation of the fetid imagination of the Right.

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austin_blue  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:30:47pm

re: #70 Charles Johnson

He’s Swedish. Man buns are cool over there.

Yes, a certain Swedish Manchester United striker sports a humungous one. But still, as a fashion statement, I’m predicting a short half-life.

😜

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:15pm

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets

NPS retweeted this:

From article:

Here’s the email sent to National Park employees earlier today:

All:

We have received direction from the Department through [the Washington Support Office] that directs all [Department of Interior] bureaus to immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice.

PWR parks that use Twitter as part of their crisis communications plans need to alter their contingency plans to accommodate this requirement. Please ensure all scheduled posts are deleted and automated cross-platform social media connections to your twitter accounts are severed. The expectation is that there will be absolutely no posts to Twitter.

In summary, this Twitter stand down means we will cease use of Twitter immediately. However, there is no need to suspend or delete government accounts until directed.

This does not affect use of other approved social media platforms. We expect further guidance to come next week and we will share accordingly.

Thanks for your help!

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MsJ  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:21pm

re: #37 BeachDem

Another whine I’ve seen—BLM people were blocking the entrances, so the Trumpers couldn’t get in. Uh huh.

Maybe trump will grab em by their…personalities.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:30pm

re: #90 Charles Johnson

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Don’t call us Nazis or else we’ll act like Nazis. Yeah that makes sense. They are fucking Nazis. They ally themselves with Holocaust deniers, white supremacists, etc. Got news for them but claiming you “like” Israel doesn’t make you any less of an Antisemite.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:32pm

re: #85 BigBadDemocrat

We worked the phones, blogged , gave money yet every one here and in the media, the Democrat Party, Pres Obama all day how terrible Trump is yet he won enough states and electoral votes to win.

Where did it go wrong and please not the Russians as they can not even keep their own food supply up???!!!!

I had serious questions about Hillary’s electability because of her past. I gained tremendous respect for the woman over the course of her campaign, but I knew that too many people wouldn’t be able to look past her husband’s philandering ways, the undeserved criticism of Benghazi, and the utterly ridiculous emails.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:49pm

re: #91 Blind Frog Belly White

Zombie Churchill, like Zombie Reagan, a creation of the fetid imagination of the Right.

Zombie Thatcher agrees.

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Moebym  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:31:52pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

You know where else I saw the 25 million jobs number? The cover of the National Enquirer.

Not even kidding.

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jaunte  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:32:09pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

Don’t call us Nazis or else we’ll act like Nazis.

“The Abuser’s Bargain.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:32:54pm

re: #92 austin_blue

Yes, a certain Swedish Manchester United striker sports a humungous one. But still, as a fashion statement, I’m predicting a short half-life.

😜

The Older Boy, whose hair reaches below his shoulder blades, wore a man bun for the first couple days of his job at Safeway, since he was told it was a requirement.

Turns out, not so much. Now he just ties it back in a ponytail. But not a jazzy one!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:33:47pm

re: #96 thedopefishlives

I had serious questions about Hillary’s electability because of her past. I gained tremendous respect for the woman over the course of her campaign, but I knew that too many people wouldn’t be able to look past her husband’s philandering ways, the undeserved criticism of Benghazi, and the utterly ridiculous emails.

I still like Hillary but I do think she faced a tough road. That said, she was the best candidate the Dems could have nominated. Anyone who believes Bernie would have won is wrong. The way Bernie was performing with critical parts of the Democratic base wasn’t a good sign. Plus, I think Bernie is naive AF in many way. I have no idea who the best Dem will be in 2020 but it won’t be Bernie. Thankfully we don’t do “Next Dem up” like the Republicans did until Trump.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:33:57pm

re: #85 BigBadDemocrat

We worked the phones, blogged , gave money yet every one here and in the media, the Democrat Party, Pres Obama all day how terrible Trump is yet he won enough states and electoral votes to win.

Where did it go wrong and please not the Russians as they can not even keep their own food supply up???!!!!

The margin was 100k votes. In three states.

The Russians played a part. The FBI played a part. The campaign played a part. Sanders played a part. All the stupid holes in the Swiss cheese lined up and here we are, with the airplane crashing down around us.

You want a simple answer but there is none. Sorry.

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austin_blue  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:33:58pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets

NPS retweeted this:

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From article:

What a bunch of whining maggots this new Executive is.

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:34:10pm

re: #88 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I saw this protest method and immediately thought of you…not sure why, though.. ;)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:34:33pm

re: #98 Moebym

You know where else I saw the 25 million jobs number? The cover of the National Enquirer.

Not even kidding.

The owner is a Trump pal. They’ve been pushing his bullshit all year.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:34:33pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

Already had a wingnut post on Facebook: OVER 1000 PROTESTERS TURNED OUT… ONLY 3 OF THEM MISSED WORK

Assholes.

Oh Bob Hope’s writing staff, we’ve missed you.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:35:06pm

re: #104 Interesting Times

I saw that go by on Twitter yesterday and it made me smile.

It’s a relatively cheap form of therapy, as it goes. Especially on the per-hour basis.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:36:17pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart

National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets

What a way to win over your new employees. Although after seeing those retweets, it was a matter of when…

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:36:31pm

re: #101 HappyWarrior

I don’t think Bernie was electable, either. I struggle to think of a person I would rather have run than Hillary. By the end of the campaign, I was seriously impressed and amazed, to the point where I honestly felt I would actually be voting for her, instead of against Drumpf. I think klys nailed the rest of it.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:37:06pm

re: #108 Myron Falwell

What a way to win over your new employees. Although after seeing those retweets, it was a matter of when…

The people responsible for making sure all employees not in line with our new talking-yam overlord have been sacked, have been sacked.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:37:16pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:37:47pm

Did Twitter change how one copies the address of a tweet today? Not seeing the “…” options below the tweet thingie anymore.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:38:06pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

And guess what? If you check the guy’s Twitter timeline, he’s… wait for it… a Nazi! I know. What are the odds?

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:38:29pm

re: #98 Moebym

You know where else I saw the 25 million jobs number? The cover of the National Enquirer.

Not even kidding.

The same assholes who published this lie.

Hillary should do the Carol Burnett Thing and sue these motherfathers!
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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:38:53pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

Don’t call us Nazis or else we’ll act like Nazis. Yeah that makes sense. They are fucking Nazis. They ally themselves with Holocaust deniers, white supremacists, etc. Got news for them but claiming you “like” Israel doesn’t make you any less of an Antisemite.

Hell, even the Nazis liked Israel… It would’ve gotten all of the Jews out of Europe, wouldn’t it?

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:39:31pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon

Hmm. I think the uncouth one would better on the cover.

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electrotek  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:39:46pm

re: #115 thedopefishlives

Hell, even the Nazis liked Israel… It would’ve gotten all of the Jews out of Europe, wouldn’t it?

They had no problem willing to work with the Lehi gang, no?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:39:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:39:57pm

re: #109 thedopefishlives

I don’t think Bernie was electable, either. I struggle to think of a person I would rather have run than Hillary. By the end of the campaign, I was seriously impressed and amazed, to the point where I honestly felt I would actually be voting for her, instead of against Drumpf. I think klys nailed the rest of it.

I’ll admit. Wasn’t fond of her first because I still had bad memories of 2008 and Klys and thank you Klys for this pointed out to me how it wasn’t fair of me to call her a mere extension of her husband. I also learned a lot more about her and her record and I was just genuinely impressed. I do think that the hate for her is definitely unwarranted but as you say it was there. I don’t know either who would have made a good candidate. This stuff all runs in cycles anyhow. Honestly, I had this worry that if Clinton had won that we would be prime for a defeat in 2020 because of “fatigue” and the unlikelyhood of four consecutive two termers in the WH. I liked Sanders more at first too but I’ve actually gone from fan to really not being fond of the man. It’s too bad. I still do think Sanders has his heart in the right place most of the time but his head is another matter.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:40:26pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

And guess what? If you check the guy’s Twitter timeline, he’s… wait for it… a Nazi! I know. What are the odds?

I’m ever so shocked!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:41:51pm

re: #118 FormerDirtDart

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No shit. He’s been saying this for the past year and a half though. And his dipshit base who quite honestly (I hate to sound like a snob here) hasn’t really experienced much of hte country as a whole doesn’t know that. They hear Muslim and they get scared. I hear Muslim and think a lot of my friends, coworkers, classmates, and others I’ve known over the years.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:41:58pm

re: #118 FormerDirtDart

Fact check: Much of President Trump’s inaugural rhetoric of American decline and carnage does not match reality

After four years of this shite, it will.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:43:00pm

Mattis and Kelly both got confirmed. Not sure what everyone else thought about those picks or the miltiary waver being waived. I think Trump’s too enamored with generals but Mattis and Kelly aren’t the worst picks for those positions surprisingly.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:43:06pm
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electrotek  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:43:22pm

re: #121 HappyWarrior

No shit. He’s been saying this for the past year and a half though. And his dipshit base who quite honestly (I hate to sound like a snob here) hasn’t really experienced much of hte country as a whole doesn’t know that. They hear Muslim and they get scared. I hear Muslim and think a lot of my friends, coworkers, classmates, and others I’ve known over the years.

When they hear Muslim, they always bring up how Middle Eastern Christians are persecuted by Muslims and cite anecdotal evidence of their Assyrian/Lebanese/Egyptian/Armenian/Chaldean Christian friends of leaving their country due to “Muslims”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:43:24pm

re: #122 De Kolta Chair

After four years of this shite, it will.

And when he gets called on it in his re-election, he’ll just blame it all on Obama and the Trumpdolts will buy it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:44:12pm

re: #110 thedopefishlives

The people responsible for making sure all employees not in line with our new talking-yam overlord have been sacked, have been sacked.

I think someone forgot to change the passwords on Twitter and the previous social media staffers were simply trolling the Trump Regime.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:46:10pm

re: #96 thedopefishlives

I had serious questions about Hillary’s electability because of her past. I gained tremendous respect for the woman over the course of her campaign, but I knew that too many people wouldn’t be able to look past her husband’s philandering ways, the undeserved criticism of Benghazi, and the utterly ridiculous emails.

In other words, you knew that too many people were full of shit.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:46:29pm

re: #128 stpaulbear

In other words, you knew that too many people were full of shit.

Succinctly put.

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austin_blue  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:46:34pm

re: #127 Myron Falwell

I think someone forgot to change the passwords on Twitter and the previous social media staffers were simply trolling the Trump Regime.

Considering that the National Park System will come under heavy pressure to be privatized, you can’t blame them.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:47:02pm

re: #102 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Shorter answer: the entire system is broken and failed us in multiple ways.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:47:24pm

re: #128 stpaulbear

In other words, you knew that too many people were full of shit.

The propaganda definitely works. My youngest brother leans left but man he hates Clinton.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:48:03pm

re: #131 Myron Falwell

Shorter answer: the entire system is broken and failed us in multiple ways.

I subscribe to O’Rourke’s about how Republicans campaign on how government doens’t work and get elected and prove it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:48:42pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:49:04pm

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:49:05pm

Correcting the record:
Yeah, sure rushing the Churchill bust back in is silly pandering, but the media has now given the Trumpsters more ammo to point and shriek “FAKE NEWS”

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Lidane  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:49:20pm

Because we all need to laugh in the face of an unending national tragedy:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:49:27pm
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electrotek  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:49:59pm

Why are right wingers crying about Richard Spencer when they wanted to do the same thing to Ward Churchill a decade ago?

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:50:11pm

re: #85 BigBadDemocrat

We worked the phones, blogged , gave money yet every one here and in the media, the Democrat Party, Pres Obama all day how terrible Trump is yet he won enough states and electoral votes to win.

Where did it go wrong and please not the Russians as they can not even keep their own food supply up???!!!!

I’ve posted a lot of material about this, and (perhaps contrary to the prevailing view here), I do think the Dems made a huge mistake in underestimating the appeal of economic populism (yes, I know HRC tried to put forth progressive policies, but they weren’t articulated in a way that reached the people she needed to reach - namely, low-info voters who could never be arsed to visit the policy section of a website and only respond to feel-good bumper-sticker slogans)

Now…would Bernie have won? There’s no way I can say with 100% certainty how he would’ve fared under sustained GOP attack (though every criticism you could have leveled against him, e.g. too cozy with Russia, applied 100-fold to trump). I also can’t say if the POC vote would’ve come through for him in the end. I do feel confident, however, in saying that his populist rhetoric would’ve appealed to a good chunk of the low-info, angry, “fuck the establishment” types who broke for trump, esp. in the so-called “Brexit” states.

So maybe Elizabeth Warren would’ve been the ideal nominee last year… :/

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:50:15pm

re: #139 electrotek

Why are right wingers crying about Richard Spencer when they wanted to do the same thing to Ward Churchill a decade ago?

Because it’s different when it’s their guy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:50:33pm

re: #137 Lidane

Because we all need to laugh in the face of an unending national tragedy:

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I don’t think she had any gay friends to start with heh.

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gocart mozart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:50:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:51:02pm

re: #139 electrotek

Why are right wingers crying about Richard Spencer when they wanted to do the same thing to Ward Churchill a decade ago?

Because that’s different somehow. I mean I wouldn’t have punched Spencer but I can’t feel too bad for the Nazi asshole.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:52:12pm
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Moebym  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:52:12pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

Honestly, I had this worry that if Clinton had won that we would be prime for a defeat in 2020 because of “fatigue” and the unlikelyhood of four consecutive two termers in the WH.

I’ve been thinking about that lately as well. If Hillary had won this time around, and even if we had taken back the Senate to go with the WH, I’ve no doubt we’d have taken a terrible beating in 2018 and Hillary would’ve lost her re-election bid in 2020 due to that fatigue you mentioned (and with more interference from the same parties who brought her down this time).

That said, I will never stop grieving for this lost opportunity to make history with a woman President.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:52:40pm

re: #136 FormerDirtDart

Correcting the record:
Yeah, sure rushing the Churchill bust back in is silly pandering, but the media has now given the Trumpsters more ammo to point and shriek “FAKE NEWS”

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Okay, that Churchill bust is terrifying. I wouldn’t want that thing in the Residence where me and family are sleeping.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:52:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:53:58pm

re: #146 Moebym

I’ve been thinking about that lately as well. If Hillary had won this time around, and even if we had taken back the Senate to go with the WH, I’ve no doubt we’d have taken a terrible beating in 2018 and Hillary would’ve lost her re-election bid in 2020 due to that fatigue you mentioned (and with more interference from the same parties who brought her down this time).

That said, I will never stop grieving for this lost opportunity to make history with a woman President.

Oh absolutely. My grandmother turns 90 this year and this was the best shot we had for a woman President in her lifetime and I wanted my little niece to spend her early years with a woman in the WH. Maybe next time we nominate one of the brothers Castro and she gets a Hispanic role model. I really think Kirsten Gillibrand should she run too.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:53:58pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

Kellyanne Conway’s $3600 @gucci coat

Man of the people y’all.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:54:25pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

$3600? OMG ::: shudders:::

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:54:49pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

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Rule Brittania!

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:10pm

re: #152 HappyWarrior

Rule Brittania!

God Save the Queen!

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:24pm

Now no one can whine the shot of the small crowd on the Mall was due to the time it was taken…

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Moebym  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:37pm

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

But Michelle Obama’s designer garb made her “out of touch”.

Gah.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:38pm

re: #140 Interesting Times

I’ve posted a lot of material about this, and (perhaps contrary to the prevailing view here), I do think the Dems made a huge mistake in underestimating the appeal of economic populism (yes, I know HRC tried to put forth progressive policies, but they weren’t articulated in a way that reached the people she needed to reach - namely, low-info voters who could never be arsed to visit the policy section of a website and only respond to feel-good bumper-sticker slogans)

Now…would Bernie have won? There’s no way I can say with 100% certainty how he would’ve fared under sustained GOP attack (though every criticism you could have leveled against him, e.g. too cozy with Russia, applied 100-fold to trump). I also can’t say if the POC vote would’ve come through for him in the end. I do feel confident, however, in saying that his populist rhetoric would’ve appealed to a good chunk of the low-info, angry, “fuck the establishment” types who broke for trump, esp. in the so-called “Brexit” states.

So maybe Elizabeth Warren would’ve been the ideal nominee last year… :/

I think the struggle is framing a populist message with a message that is truly inclusive towards all. I’m not anti-populist but I think populist campaigns left and right sometimes over simplify matters. I felt Trump definitely did that and Bernie did too.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:38pm

re: #150 Timothy Watson

Man of the people y’all.

And they complain about Hillary’s clothing costs. Jesus.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:56:53pm

$3600 for a piece clothing. I’ve never spent that much on a full ski set (skis, bindings, boots).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:57:27pm

re: #158 teleskiguy

$3600 for a piece clothing. I’ve never spent that much on a full ski set (skis, bindings, boots).

I think I spent around that much on my last European trip. Maybe even less.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:57:35pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Trump looks like Dr. Haber in The Lathe of Heaven just as he’s about to lay himself into the dream augmenter and fuck everything up with his undisciplined mind.

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electrotek  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:58:20pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

Because that’s different somehow. I mean I wouldn’t have punched Spencer but I can’t feel too bad for the Nazi asshole.

Would anyone here feel bad if Robert Spencer or Pamela Geller or Glenn Beck got punched by either a survivor or the parents of the victims of Anders Breivik?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:58:50pm

re: #161 electrotek

Would anyone here feel bad if Robert Spencer or Pamela Geller or Glenn Beck got punched by either a survivor or the parents of the victims of Anders Breivik?

Nat at all especially Beck since he fucking likened those kids to the Hitler Youth.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:59:39pm

Violence should never be the first resort but you should always be prepared to defend yourself. I don’t know the circumstances that brought on Spencer being punched but I highly doubt he was just minding his business and he got punched.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 20, 2017 • 5:59:46pm

Just finished filing my taxes and now waiting on my refund.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:00:00pm

re: #159 HappyWarrior

I think I spent around that much on my last European trip. Maybe even less.

If I paid retail for my ski set (skis, bindings, boots) I’ve been using, it would be very close, $3400. But us lifelong skiers have ways to not pay retail for our shit. My rig was just under two grand all said and done.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:00:11pm

re: #153 thedopefishlives

Hmm. I wonder if she would be interested in some slightly used properties?

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:01:04pm

re: #156 HappyWarrior

I think the struggle is framing a populist message with a message that is truly inclusive towards all. I’m not anti-populist but I think populist campaigns left and right sometimes over simplify matters. I felt Trump definitely did that and Bernie did too.

Now, imagine if she’d been the Dem nominee last year and used the above statement as a “Take back the House and Senate” call to arms.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:01:22pm

re: #164 Timothy Watson

I am waiting for my employer to give me my W-2’s. When I get them I will call my accountant and he will prepare my forms.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:01:50pm

re: #158 teleskiguy

$3600 for a piece clothing. I’ve never spent that much on a full ski set (skis, bindings, boots).

That’s two months worth of my post taxes & dental insurance allotment retirement pay

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:02:11pm

re: #165 teleskiguy

If I paid retail for my ski set (skis, bindings, boots) I’ve been using, it would be very close, $3400. But us lifelong skiers have ways to not pay retail for our shit. My rig was just under two grand all said and done.

Yeah you guys need top end equipment so you stay comfy and safe. My brother was showing me the Avalanche beacon he got. I’m glad he’s trying to stay safe rather than being cocky and thinking he could never be impacted by one.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:03:08pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Yeah you guys need top end equipment so you stay comfy and safe. My brother was showing me the Avalanche beacon he got. I’m glad he’s trying to stay safe rather than being cocky and thinking he could never be impacted by one.

Avalanche beacons are not cheap. Mine was $400.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:03:35pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:05:18pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:06:02pm

re: #167 Interesting Times

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Now, imagine if she’d been the Dem nominee last year and used the above statement as a “Take back the House and Senate” call to arms.

No doubt. The one worry I have with Warren is I just don’t know how she’d handle the foreign policy part of the job but domestically she’s great. She had a wonderful thing about Munechin I saw yesterday though.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:06:04pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:06:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:06:33pm

re: #171 teleskiguy

Avalanche beacons are not cheap. Mine was $400.

Yeah they’re not.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:07:08pm

re: #176 FormerDirtDart

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See, that’s why I’m proud to be part German. They literally have a word for everything.

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Interesting Times  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:07:21pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

No doubt. The one worry I have with Warren is I just don’t know how she’d handle the foreign policy part of the job

She won’t start a nuclear war via Twitter. That alone makes her more qualified than the current white house occupant.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:07:57pm

re: #175 teleskiguy

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Dad’s Dad was listening to Carl and Mel perform the 2000 year old man skit in the mid 50’s. Gotta love how Mel has spread joy to three generations in our family. Maybe I’ll get my niece into his movies sometime.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:08:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:09:08pm

re: #179 Interesting Times

She won’t start a nuclear war via Twitter. That alone makes her more qualified than the current white house occupant.

Ha! Touche. I just know by her own admission it’s not something that interests her that much but she could surprise. I really do like Warren a lot. I hope she runs in 2020. I have no idea who I’ll be supporting by then but a good intellectual debate is what the party needs for the next decade.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:12:32pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:14:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:14:11pm

What would be great karma is that a lot of the same Republicans elected to the House by hysteria about ACA in 2010 would be unseated in 2018 by people angry at the Republicans trying to get rid of it. Let the Republican reps get a taste of their own medicine on that one. Let their representatives deal with Town Halls of unfriendly questioners.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:14:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:15:07pm

re: #185 Myron Falwell

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It really did look like another day in D.C. with the photos I saw of Metro. (I go to D.C. a lot for shows, bar hopping, baseball games).

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Myron Falwell  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:22:43pm

re: #186 HappyWarrior

It’s already begun; we had a Colorado wingnut flee from a town hall last weekend after the townspeople went after him WRT repealing the ACA.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:23:39pm

re: #151 PhillyPretzel

$3600? OMG ::: shudders:::

It’s OK. She’s only going to wear it once.
/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:23:51pm

re: #189 Myron Falwell

It’s already begun; we had a Colorado wingnut flee from a town hall last weekend after the townspeople went after him WRT repealing the ACA.

Good.

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teleskiguy  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:24:20pm

re: #189 Myron Falwell

It’s already begun; we had a Colorado wingnut flee from a town hall last weekend after the townspeople went after him WRT repealing the ACA.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:24:34pm

re: #185 Myron Falwell

Joy Reid

Oh my… that means there’s a good chance the women’s march tomorrow out-draws the Trump inaugural…

I read that at first as the women’s matches tomorrow, as in the current Australian Open, which come to think of it will probably also be correct.

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stpaulbear  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:25:51pm

re: #167 Interesting Times

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Now, imagine if she’d been the Dem nominee last year and used the above statement as a “Take back the House and Senate” call to arms.

Stop it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:26:03pm

re: #184 Stanley Sea

Related thread

2. Order lays out Trump’s fastest path to hurt ACA: Urge health secretary (who has much discretion) to weaken law.

3. The order also doesn’t do a lot of things. It doesn’t take away coverage. It doesn’t kill programs. Obamacare’s not going away overnight.

4. These are instructions to an HHS that might not want to kill Obamacare — your president is telling you, start finding ways to weaken it.

5. The most immediate weakening in this executive order is around ACA mandate — and instructing HHS to exempt as many people as possible.

6. HHS already has loads of flexibility. But “might” exempt people is very different from specific order to exempt as many as possible.

7. As @StefFeldman (former Obama admin staffer) makes clear, having that clear roadmap from POTUS *does matter.*

@StefFeldman
@onceuponA @ddiamond (some oppose repealing ACA) that they need to start using admin pwrs to weaken ACA (and they can do a lot)

8. There are long-term effects for the individual insurance market — not necessarily good ones. We’ll have more in our story posting soon.

9. Meanwhile: Trump promised his supporters an executive order to hurt Obamacare on day 1. And yes, it’s heavily symbolic. But he delivered.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:30:38pm

Hey am I the only one seeing all comments after #73 bolded?

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Feline Fearless Leader  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:30:57pm

re: #44 Blind Frog Belly White

Apparently this was a holiday for Federal workers in and around DC. So, since A LOT of the people in that area are Federal employees, yeah, a lot of them weren’t missing work.

They usually get a “holiday” for big events like this so that they can attend and add to the crowds.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:33:32pm

re: #112 De Kolta Chair

Did Twitter change how one copies the address of a tweet today? Not seeing the “…” options below the tweet thingie anymore.

Never mind. Finally noticed the > thing at the upper right corner of the tweet.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:38:55pm

re: #196 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey am I the only one seeing all comments after #73 bolded?

I refreshed the page, and now I am…lol, including half-way through #73

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:41:55pm

re: #73 jaunte

Just to check…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:42:40pm

re: #200 Blind Frog Belly White

Just to check…

jaunte broke the forum!

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Skip Intro  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:45:05pm

re: #190 stpaulbear

It’s OK. She’s only going to wear it once.
/

She’ll return it and demand a refund. “I only wore it once. Do you know who I am?”

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Joe Bacon  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:45:26pm

re: #192 teleskiguy

Brave Mike Coffman ran away
(No!)
Bravely ran away away
(I didn’t!)
When anger reared its ugly head
He bravely turned his tail and fled
(No!)
Yes, brave Mike Coffman turned about
(I didn’t!)
And gallantly he chickened out

Bravely taking to his feet
(I never did!)
He beat a very brave retreat
(All lies!)
Bravest of the brave, Mike Coffman
(Soros Agitators!)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:47:41pm

re: #178 HappyWarrior

See, that’s why I’m proud to be part German. They literally have a word for everything.

Yeah. And that word is “Alles”.
/////

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Jan 20, 2017 • 6:52:07pm

re: #197 Feline Fearless Leader

They usually get a “holiday” for big events like this so that they can attend and add to the crowds.

No, they get a holiday so the much up the public transportation. Please don’t add disinformation to mix about how and why Federal workers get the time off they get. The only employees who got this day off worked in DC and the counties right next to it; Montgomery, Prince George’s, Northern VA

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 20, 2017 • 7:18:36pm

re: #31 Blind Frog Belly White

But they really give a forum a warm, engaging midrange, not to mention an exquisite soundstage!

I just like hearing it when those forums start to break up a bit.

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Moebym  Jan 20, 2017 • 7:20:26pm

re: #187 Stanley Sea

That is so beautiful.


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