Awesome Video: The Origin Story of President Obama’s Famed “Fired Up, Ready to Go” Chant

A beautiful and necessary reminder
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Fired Up is a short animated film that depicts the origin story of President Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go” chant.

On a rainy day in June of 2007, President Obama found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC. He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, “Fired up, ready to go!”. The chant, started by one unassuming woman in a church hat, transformed the audience and went on to become a rallying cry in every corner of America.

With the audio of President Obama’s speech as the soundtrack, the film combines original animation by 12 artists from around the world.

Directed and Produced by Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly

Animation directors (in order of appearance): Emily Eckstein & Ege Alper, Alex Silver, Lynn Tomlinson, Jovanna Tosello, The Duke & The Duck, Amy Lee Ketchum, Juan Camilo Gonzalez, Musa Brooker, Miguel Jiron, Sara Spink, Lou Morton, and Daniela Sherer.

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Jenner7  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:43:19pm
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MsJ  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:47:32pm

We need to be Fired Up and Ready To Go now more than ever. #IllegitimatePresident

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:48:33pm

Reposted from downstairs - my Facebook wingnuts are giving up.

Another quote from another FB wingnut who’s spent the past month telling people to stop whining and get over it:

I’m so done battling over politics. Everybody has the right to their own opinion and we need to respect that. I refuse to let politics divide me from people I love. This is what happens to third world countries and I will no longer be part of it. Good luck to all and I hope people start feeling the same way. Let’s stay united. Much love to everyone.

They’re giving up. Heading for the exits.

Another few months and these people will be denying ever voting for their god emperor.

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BeachDem  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:50:25pm

Edith Childs. She’s really something.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:51:51pm

Fanfreakingtastic.

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:53:06pm

Janis Ian fires back at Trump cultists on Facebook.

Facebook Post

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:53:44pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:55:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2017 • 6:55:54pm
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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:01:26pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

We also need to remind everyone that Trump brings a cheering section with him. Presidents don’t need that; insecure bullies do.

I refuse to call Trump an authoritarian. He’s just an insecure bully. When we stand up to him, he’ll throw fits and some punches, and we’ll win.

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Moebym  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:02:13pm

That video brought back such fond memories of the ‘08 campaign, and it’s hard to believe it’s been over eight years already.

We’re going to need to summon that “fired up, ready to go” energy and determination quite often these next few years. The question is, will today’s energy and determination last, or will it fizzle?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:03:54pm

re: #11 Moebym

We’re going to need to summon that “fired up, ready to go” energy and determination quite often these next few years. The question is, will today’s energy and determination last, or will it fizzle?

I am confident Trump and Co will do plenty of stupid shit to keep it going.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:03:55pm

Another Nazi dealt with.

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plansbandc  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:04:05pm

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:04:52pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:05:28pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:07:59pm

Saw this tonight.
Hope it makes someone else feel better, just as it made me feel.
And I can hardly wait for January 27:

A Dog’s Purpose - Official Trailer (HD)

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rhuarc  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:11:28pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Have you seen the recent controversy about this movie? There was a clip released of behind the scenes that a lot of animal lovers got up in arms about. They believed a dog was being abused when they were trying to get a dog in the water.

cnn.com

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:11:44pm

re: #11 Moebym

That video brought back such fond memories of the ‘08 campaign, and it’s hard to believe it’s been over eight years already.

We’re going to need to summon that “fired up, ready to go” energy and determination quite often these next few years. The question is, will today’s energy and determination last, or will it fizzle?

It will, I think. I think, with Obama out of the office, people are starting to realize we can’t wait for someone else to save us. I thought these words from Jesse Lee, who used to work for Obama, were fitting:

But part of progress is having to defend that progress, sooner or later, with your back against the wall. That time came sooner than expected, but it was always going to come. And reversing it is going to be a lot harder than Republicans advertised, because the benefits are just so damned real.

There’s a list of Obama’s accomplishments in the diary as well.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:14:43pm

Oops.

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gocart mozart  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:15:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:15:03pm

re: #18 rhuarc

Have you seen the recent controversy about this movie? There was a clip released of behind the scenes that a lot of animal lovers got up in arms about. They believed a dog was being abused when they were trying to get a dog in the water.

cnn.com

good freaking grief.

ETA: those alleged animal lovers can just fuck off.

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MsJ  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:15:13pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Saw this tonight.
Hope it makes someone else feel better, just as it made me feel.
And I can hardly wait for January 27:

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I’m looking forward to that one.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:16:45pm

From yesterday

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:18:55pm

First it was Bane, and now this?
[Bee Movie meme]
No, it’s fake.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:21:33pm

re: #21 gocart mozart

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Dude hopes to make bank as soon as possible.

And I’m sorry, this is fucking embarrassing.

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gocart mozart  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:23:39pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:35:47pm

Doh! My bad, again.

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:37:09pm

Quick! Someone call a Whaaambulance!

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:38:13pm

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:41:37pm

re: #29 teleskiguy

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Puss Power  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:42:30pm

I went to the Oakland March for Women today. There appeared to be nearly as many men as women (at least where I was), some in pussy hats. The rain stopped and the sky even cleared for us while it was going on — it was getting colder and grayer when I bailed (took part in the march, did not stay for the rally).

Anyway, I saw two signs while it was going on that I wanted to share. Since I didn’t take pictures, I “improved” them for your delectation.

The first was carried (and appeared to have been drawn) by a child, and I’ve used a still from the movie instead of her creation:

The second was not illustrated, but a generous world provided us a perfect background for the sentiment. Here it is:

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nines09  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:42:46pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

And a crackerjack staff and cabinet.

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Puss Power  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:44:38pm

Picking up the topic from downstairs: according to their website, NPR gets about 5% of its funding from the federal government. This makes me almost hope they’ll lose it — it would end their dependence, which couldn’t be bad. Now if we could do something about their corporate sponsorship…

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:50:47pm

re: #34 Resistance Is Not Futile

Picking up the topic from downstairs: according to their website, NPR gets about 5% of its funding from the federal government. This makes me almost hope they’ll lose it — it would end their dependence, which couldn’t be bad. Now if we could do something about their corporate sponsorship…

Only if everyone started donating. And like papers, I think it’s a chicken-and-egg thing. They would get donors back if they ran good investigative stories, but they can’t run good investigative stories unless they get funding.

It’s kind of like what I was talking to my dad about with newspapers. A lot of us have substituted the internet in place of papers for our news stories. That means they have fewer people to do investigations. We all need to invest more in the news. The Washington Post being able to hire more reporters due to the surge in subscriptions is a good sign, and they seem to be running more stores that focus on Trump than other places. I know they saw the money go up because of Farenthold, but we could probably help other news organizations by investing in them. NPR used to be known for doing that type of work.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:52:30pm

I will stop thinking about how Trump is staining the Lincoln Bedroom at this moment, I will stop thinking about how Trump is staining the Lincoln Bedroom at this moment…

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:54:46pm

You know somethings going on when the usually non-political laid-back Bill “Crow T. Robot” Corbett is all up a Trump flunky’s ass.

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Puss Power  Jan 21, 2017 • 7:55:52pm

re: #36 De Kolta Chair

I will stop thinking about how Trump is staining the Lincoln Bedroom at this moment, I will stop thinking about how Trump is staining the Lincoln Bedroom at this moment…

Biden swapped the mattress for a straw sack before he left.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:01:20pm

So I had this drone shoot scheduled for today. Right on Hill street. Right where 750,000 people showed uo to tell the worst President ever fuck off. Wanted another set of videos of a particular building. Got a text from my drone pilot, no fly zone has us zeroed. Oh well, hey it’s for the best cause. I wanted to go anyway but no fly means NO. Okay so we just choose to bail out with the cameras up the coast.

Word was 30 to 50 foot waves on west facing beaches. Yup my wife got this beauty this very afternoon.

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gocart mozart  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:01:53pm
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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:03:27pm

Hope all the lizards in the south have not had too bad a storm!

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electrotek  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:05:03pm

Um ok

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:06:06pm
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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:06:36pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

Herr, herr, herrrr

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gocart mozart  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:08:14pm
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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:08:44pm

I am very proud of my friends and family who represented in the women’s equality marches in NYC and KC!

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:08:50pm

A wonderfully mysterious dense fog has settled here in lower Manhattan. Oh wait, isn’t that Adrienne Barbeau deejaying on the radio? And how sweet of Jamie Leigh Curtis and Janet Leigh to stop by — hey, wait a minute!

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CleverToad  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:09:42pm

Oh crap, there goes the resolution to stay away from politics and LGF for a few days. Too much bloody history being made. Please, let this be a movement, and not just a moment!

Spouse and I saw just the tail end of Denver’s rally — I’m too congested to march or stand long, but there were a LOT of people still lingering at three p.m., and the aerial shots are impressive. Not quite to the level of the Super Bowl parade, but the initial estimate is >100,000.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled current thread while I go back and catch up on the last two. I don’t want to miss all the good signs…

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:10:14pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

A wonderfully mysterious dense fog has settled here in lower Manhattan. Oh wait, isn’t that Adrienne Barbeau deejaying on the radio? And how sweet of Jamie Leigh and Janet Curtis to stop by — hey, wait a minute!

Really foggy out here on LI, too. It started rolling this afternoon while we were coming home and has gotten kinda pea-soupy in the last hour or two.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:11:57pm

Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate:

President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.

The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. It does not describe specific federal rules to be softened or lifted, but it appears to give room for agencies to eliminate an array of ACA taxes and requirements.

However, some of these are embedded in the law, so it is unclear what latitude the executive branch will have.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:12:41pm

re: #50 makeitstop

Due to the currents and other sciencey whatnot, you Islanders get the brunt of any weather front round these parts and I salute you. We’re generally lucky here in NY harbor. ;-)

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:12:51pm

re: #49 CleverToad

Not quite to the level of the Super Bowl parade

*sigh* I hate gridiron football.

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:15:48pm

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electrotek  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:18:28pm

Remember the same wankers that CuriousLurker posted about last night?

Here they are questioning a NON-hijabi Muslim reporter from the Middle East Eye:

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:19:03pm

This is Gus’s new Twitter avatar.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:19:25pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

;-[) Perspective!

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gocart mozart  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:23:22pm

The best part:

MacIsaac said the attention caught her by surprise partly because, per the order, the Trump cake was intended to be more of a prop: All but a three-inch slice at the bottom was inedible.

“It’s just a Stryofoam cake. It’s not for eating,” she said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be seen on TV.”

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CleverToad  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:26:59pm

P.S. Spouse wants me to note that the reason he didn’t get out of the house on time for the march itself is that he got a call from a nice, sweet, competent, informative, professional Social Security employee who was working ON SATURDAY to finalize the last couple of questions on his application to start his SS benefits at 62. He expressed his appreciation for her help and for working on a Saturday morning. She laughed and said she was counting the minutes.

We have some great people working for we the people. I hope that this one is able to keep doing her job without too much crap from the turkeys in Congress.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:29:05pm

re: #55 electrotek

Funnily enough, much of what that smart ass says about Muslims is exactly what I think about Protestants like him. Though I admit to turning off the video after a minute. And the cult activity going on behind him is right out of a 1970’s slasher flick.

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electrotek  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:30:31pm

Oh my God, this:

This. Trump is nothing more than a reaction to the left’s current mentality. People like **** have to take a good hard look at themselves in the mirror, and accept that they are responsible for Trump winning the election. The working class is tired of getting called racists, bigots, homophobic with no evidence of any such behavior.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:36:23pm

OMG the cold opening on SNL was fucking brutal.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:36:25pm

re: #61 electrotek

Fortunately for our side, Banacek is on the case. Tell ‘em Banacek

Dig Banacek every fourth Wednesday night on NBC’s “Wednesday Mystery Movie.”

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:37:28pm

re: #61 electrotek

Oh my God, this:

Yeah, that’s the Rod Dreher/JD Vance (the Hillbilly Heroin whisperer) theory of Oberlin students causing Trump.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:38:11pm
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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:42:27pm

re: #58 gocart mozart

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The best part:

Styrofoam cake!! Only 1/3 real!!

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electrotek  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:44:30pm

Welp, this was easy:

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William Lewis  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:44:43pm

re: #63 De Kolta Chair

I liked those movies. It was nice not having to skip the first 15 minutes as with a certain other show (I hated knowing the solution).

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:45:14pm

re: #61 electrotek

Oh my God, this:

Then these people shouldn’t be allowed to vote if they are so easily swayed by others.

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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:45:19pm

re: #62 Scottish Dragon

The host monologue, though

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:47:11pm

re: #55 electrotek

Just dawned on me what that guy reminds me of — the 1972 movie Marjoe. Only without the self-awareness. Or any self-awareness at all.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:49:01pm

re: #68 William Lewis

Allow me to guess: Columbo?

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:50:47pm

re: #67 electrotek

Welp, this was easy:

Like spreading butter on pancakes, si? ;-)

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:51:50pm

Robert Reich has a conversation with a Republican who says the party is stringing him along until they get what they want - and then they’ll impeach him.

Next-level cynicism and venality, if true.

Facebook Post

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:52:58pm

re: #74 makeitstop

Someone should send that to Trump.

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William Lewis  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:55:41pm

So at a photo forum i frequent, a woman posted some exquisite portraits from the New York march. Needless to say, a Trump cultist popped up whining. I replied that the puppet would do nothing but what his master tells him to. I signed off Former US Army Infantry NCO. USA 1788 - 2017 RIP Puppet States of America 2017- ????

The political posts got whacked shortly thereafter but I hope he saw it first to remind him that liberals serve too.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:59:25pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

This is Gus’s new Twitter avatar.

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Gumby Head…

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 8:59:25pm

re: #74 makeitstop

Lou Costello gave much of his fortune to a hospital in New Jersey, and I seriously doubt the doctors and nurses who work there are forced to emulate Lou’s movie man-child persona.

I usually avoid the “the rest of the world is laughing at us” cliché (mostly because they’re not as cool as they think they are and we can take care of our own shit thank you very much), but the rest of the world is laughing at us, and for good reason.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:00:35pm

re: #78 De Kolta Chair

Lou Costello gave much of his fortune to an esteemed hospital in New Jersey, and I seriously doubt the doctors and nurses there are forced to emulate Lou’s movie man-child persona.

I usually avoid the “the rest of the world is laughing at us” cliché, but the rest of the world is laughing at us, and for good reason.

Based on all the marches, I don’t think a good portion of the rest of the world is laughing at us.

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jaunte  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:00:54pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:03:55pm

re: #79 Belafon

And they were marching right along to the same tune, and it sure as hell wasn’t “Dixie.” ;-)

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:03:59pm
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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:05:23pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

LA didn’t have any arrests either, with 750,000 people marching.

Edit: “Some in opposition to Donald Trump”? Weasel.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:09:39pm

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Interesting Times  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:10:40pm

In addition to sheer numbers, this protest movement also deserves recognition for best signs:

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:13:03pm

The sign that read “So bad, even introverts are here” was done my the mom of one of the commenters are Balloon Juice.

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stpaulbear  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:13:05pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

I saw from an MPR story that there was one arrest in St. Paul, but it was a counter-protester.

They’ve revised the St. Paul attendance to over 90,000. I think they were planning on 20,000.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:13:26pm

Clarke just can’t understand why those women aren’t at home.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:14:33pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:14:48pm

re: #84 Blind Frog Belly White

Back in the day, a person had to be an actual celebrity before having a celebrity breakdown.

Who died and made these assholes Andy Warhol?

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stpaulbear  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:19:32pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

I checked to see if Milwaukee had a march. They did. The only count that I could find was about 1000 marchers. I wonder if they went to the Chicago or Madison marches instead? With Clarke as the police chief, I’d be kind of nervous.

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:19:37pm

re: #87 stpaulbear

I saw from an MPR story that there was one arrest in St. Paul, but it was a counter-protester.

They’ve revised the St. Paul attendance to over 90,000. I think they were planning on 20,000.

As far as I know every major city that had a march today exceeded projected numbers by police. And even little municipalities saw lots of people in the street. Albert Brooks said it best, I think:

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scottslemmons  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:21:29pm

re: #74 makeitstop

Robert Reich has a conversation with a Republican who says the party is stringing him along until they get what they want - and then they’ll impeach him.

Next-level cynicism and venality, if true.

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…and Pence, Ryan, McConnell, and every prominent Republican in Congress would never be able to venture out in public again. Even if you assume Trumpers will easily forget the glory of their god-emperor, they’ll have to contend with Papa Putin and his displeasure about losing his puppet…

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stpaulbear  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:21:47pm

re: #90 De Kolta Chair

Unhinged.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:22:41pm

Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:22:53pm

re: #94 stpaulbear

Unhinged.

Unmoored from reality.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:26:20pm

re: #92 teleskiguy

My favorite story about the demos was how the turnout in Chicago was so, pardon the expression, yuge that it became a rally. There were just too many people moving too slowly to be a parade. It was a group, a rally, a contingent, a shitload of bad mamajamas.

I love it when this country surprises me.

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stpaulbear  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:33:40pm

I bet the Sunday news shows do a piss poor job of covering the marches tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear Kellyanne’s take. ::spit::

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:33:42pm

re: #98 De Kolta Chair

My favorite story about the demos was how the turnout in Chicago was so, pardon the expression, yuge that it became a rally. There were just too many people moving too slowly to be a parade. It was a group, a rally, a contingent, a shitload of bad mamajamas.

I love it when this country surprises me.

That happened in DC as well.

I think expected turnouts were blown away just about everywhere. We did good today.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:35:05pm

re: #74 makeitstop

Robert Reich has a conversation with a Republican who says the party is stringing him along until they get what they want - and then they’ll impeach him.

Next-level cynicism and venality, if true.

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THIS. I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday, but didn’t want to say it out loud since it sounds like a CT: The religious right wants power. They’ve been slinking their way up to it for decades. They’ve got their guy in the #2 spot right now—they’ll keep stroking Trump’s ego to get as much as they can out of him, then they’ll use his weaknesses to destroy him and take the reins of power. He won’t see it coming until it’s too late because he’s utterly self-absorbed 24/7.

I’d love nothing better than to see him humiliated, but not if it means Christian fanatics taking over. If they start implementing Biblical law, people will quickly see why Shariah was considered a progressive step up in its day.

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:35:08pm

re: #99 stpaulbear

Can’t wait to hear Kellyanne’s take. ::spit::

Two bucks says she echoes Spicer’s spin that it was ‘the biggest ever, period.’

Double Down City.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:35:33pm

It was good to hear ABC news radio reporting that the numbers of protesters in D.C. were double the number of people who attended the inauguration. Even better was when they said that the protesters could be heard in the White House. What a great way to roll out the pink carpet for Hair Furor!

Welcome to Washington, President Orange Anus.

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teleskiguy  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:35:34pm

re: #99 stpaulbear

I bet the Sunday news shows do a piss poor job of covering the marches tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear Kellyanne’s take. ::spit::

Yup. We saw it today with Sean Spicer. The Trump administration is entitled to their own facts and if you don’t like that FUCK YOU!

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:36:29pm

re: #100 makeitstop

That happened in DC as well.

I think expected turnouts were blown away just about everywhere. We did good today.

You did great!

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stpaulbear  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:42:38pm

LOL at attendance.

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Interesting Times  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:46:05pm

re: #101 CuriousLurker

I’d love nothing better than to see him humiliated, but not if it means Christian fanatics taking over. If they start implementing Biblical law, people will quickly see why Shariah was considered a progressive step up in its day.

“Glass half-full” take: Pumpkin Pinochet’s loyalists will warn him in advance of the plans, he’ll go after the Talibangelicals, they’ll go after him, and they’ll both end up destroying each other thus allowing the rest of us to live happily ever after.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:46:53pm

re: #107 Interesting Times

“Glass half-full” take: Pumpkin Pinochet’s loyalists will warn him in advance of the plans, he’ll go after the Talibangelicals, they’ll go after him, and they’ll both end up destroying each other thus allowing the rest of us to live happily ever after.

Perfect! 👏

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:47:21pm

Steve Sack

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:48:24pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

David Clarke wanted blood, gore and death. He’s a sicko and anyone who retweets him unironically needs to be hidden from humanity.

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BeachDem  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:49:04pm

Some of his word pudding at the CIA today would be laughable if it weren’t so fucking frightening (and if it were coherent enough to provide an actual clue as to what he was talking about:

Now, I know a lot about West Point. I’m a person that very strongly believes in academics. In fact, every time I say, I had an uncle who was a great professor at MIT for 35 years, who did a fantastic job in so many different ways academically. He was an academic genius.

and this little gem:

You know what? When I was young, And when I was … of course, I feel young. I feel like I’m 30. 35. 39. [laughter]. Somebody said “are you young?” I said “I think I’m young”.

OK, yammie, whatever you say.

I think most of us like Churchill. He doesn’t come from our country

Dayum. Who knew?

Time magazine. And I have been on their cover like 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all time record in the history of Time magazine. >/em>

Not even close—Richard Nixon 55 times (Hillary, 30) and Trump, as of the end of 2016, 10. And what that had to do with anything he was ranting about? Who knows.

Keerist, he’s a moron.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:49:54pm

FYI: Adam Sessler was a host on TechTV and G4 until Comcast fired him in 2012, then killed off the rudderless network.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:52:25pm
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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:54:42pm

This is the reason CNN did the right thing regarding Spicer:

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:58:50pm

I’m a big fan of cartoonist Tom Toro, especially how he draws Trump looking like a kabuki character who might commit seppuku at any moment

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 9:59:40pm

re: #114 Belafon

… moreover, if they ever do run it, do so on tape delay and with disclaimers that these people are fucking nuts.

Either way, CNN somehow did the right thing.

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Belafon  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:00:37pm
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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:00:50pm

re: #107 Interesting Times

P.S. I recently added Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism to the rotation of the half dozen books I’m reading at any given time.

Here’s a short review by Foreign Affairs magazine. The skeeve factor is off the charts. These assholes have been working at grabbing the brass ring for decades—they’re not going to simply fade away quietly.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:01:09pm

re: #112 Myron Falwell

FYI: Adam Sessler was a host on TechTV and G4 until Comcast fired him in 2012, then killed off the rudderless network.

Oh, he was that totally forgettable guy!

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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:03:39pm

So many SNL ladies with Hil T Shirts!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:06:17pm

re: #119 De Kolta Chair

Oh, he was that totally forgettable guy!

Who are we talking about again? ////

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:10:25pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:11:27pm

re: #118 CuriousLurker

Yeah but their plan is basically:

1. Stick dick in walrus.

2. …

3. At this point, the walrus will clearly do whatever we want.

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[deleted]  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:11:37pm
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William Lewis  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:14:37pm

re: #122 Scottish Dragon

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Mmm, I seriously think that if he had the opportunity, he’d make Mugabe look good. Perhaps Idi Amin?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:19:08pm
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Joe Bacon  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:21:22pm

Please tell me this wasn’t photoshopped!

Did Somebody Punk Sailor Moon KKKellyanne?
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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:27:43pm

re: #121 Myron Falwell

Beats me, but for a few years TechTV and G4 had some good programs, none of which involved anyone named Sean Spicer.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:27:48pm

re: #127 Joe Bacon

Please tell me this wasn’t photoshopped!

It’s fake. I enlarged it, and the tail of the “p” runs over his finger

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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:31:56pm

re: #39 Unshaken Defiance

So I had this drone shoot scheduled for today. Right on Hill street. Right where 750,000 people showed uo to tell the worst President ever fuck off. Wanted another set of videos of a particular building. Got a text from my drone pilot, no fly zone has us zeroed. Oh well, hey it’s for the best cause. I wanted to go anyway but no fly means NO. Okay so we just choose to bail out with the cameras up the coast.

Word was 30 to 50 foot waves on west facing beaches. Yup my wife got this beauty this very afternoon.

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Oh wow, gorgeous! Especially the contrast of the cool blue-gray of the sky and the misty blue & green hills in the background with the sharpness & warmth of the golden brown ochre of the cliff in the foreground. Very nice—bravo!

P.S. I’ll bet it would look great on the Entrada rag.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:33:04pm

re: #127 Joe Bacon

Please tell me this wasn’t photoshopped!

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Gawd, she looks SOOOO creepy in that outfit at her age. *shudder*

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makeitstop  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:33:36pm

re: #126 FormerDirtDart

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I’ve said it before. He’s goddamn Captain Queeg. He’s been president for a little over 24 hours and he’s already at Hitler in the bunker levels of paranoia.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:35:49pm

Okay, enough of the waking nightmare for now. I’m gonna go find some fantasy to retreat into. Later, lizards.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:35:53pm

One of my cousins at the Austin march:

Facebook Post

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:35:54pm

GREAT MOMENTS IN PRESIDENTIAL NON-PUSSY GRABBING

That time Labor Secretary Francis Perkins made a joke to FDR about John L. Lewis’ beer belly. Sorry, folks, nothing here but two legendary Americans making government work.
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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:42:28pm

re: #58 gocart mozart

The best part:

As has been foretold, the cake is a lie.

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allegro  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:44:14pm

re: #136 Odie Hugh Manatee

As has been foretold, the cake is a lie.

Damn, when you can’t even trust a fucking cake.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:48:30pm

Facebook Post

Robert Reich
15 hrs *

I had breakfast recently with a friend who’s a former Republican member of Congress. Here’s what he said:

Him: Trump is no Republican. He’s just a big fat ego.

Me: Then why didn’t you speak out against him during the campaign?

Him: You kidding? I was surrounded by Trump voters. I’d have been shot.

Me: So what now? What are your former Republican colleagues going to do?

Him (smirking): They’ll play along for a while.

Me: A while?

Him: They’ll get as much as they want - tax cuts galore, deregulation, military buildup, slash all those poverty programs, and then get to work on Social Security and Medicare - and blame him. And he’s such a fool he’ll want to take credit for everything.

Me: And then what?

Him (laughing): They like Pence.

Me: What do you mean?

Him: Pence is their guy. They all think Trump is out of his mind.

Me: So what?

Him: So the moment Trump does something really dumb - steps over the line - violates the law in a big stupid clumsy way … and you know he will …

Me: They impeach him?

Him: You bet. They pull the trigger.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:48:54pm

re: #132 makeitstop

I’ve said it before. He’s goddamn Captain Queeg. He’s been president for a little over 24 hours and he’s already at Hitler in the bunker levels of paranoia.

He reached the bunker levels of paranoia a week before the election. A full-fledged meltdown is coming very, very soon. And it won’t be pretty.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:51:02pm

Later lizards

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allegro  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:52:00pm

re: #139 Myron Falwell

He reached the bunker levels of paranoia a week before the election. A full-fledged meltdown is coming very, very soon. And it won’t be pretty.

We can only hope that he doesn’t turn the planet into an ash on his way into his personal abyss.

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allegro  Jan 21, 2017 • 10:56:27pm

Listening to/watching an amazing performance of Mozart’s Requiem…

W. A. Mozart - Requiem (fantastic performance) [Arsys Bourgogne] [HD]

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:01:07pm

re: #92 teleskiguy

As far as I know every major city that had a march today exceeded projected numbers by police. And even little municipalities saw lots of people in the street. Albert Brooks said it best, I think:

There was one here in Brookings, Oregon but nobody in my family went because nobody said that there was going to be one! My wife and daughter found out from friends and coworkers, bumming them out that they missed it but they are glad that there was one here in our tight-assed burg (as am I). Their friends and coworkers thought that they already knew about it…lol!

My wife has no idea how large it actually was but is going to find out when she returns to work on Monday.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:01:52pm

And one other thing..

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:03:52pm
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Alyosha  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:22:50pm

Fuck yeah.

Got so much enjoyment from reading your stories today. High fives all round. The regular kind.

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Ubiq  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:24:11pm
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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:44:43pm

...

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:44:54pm

I wonder who is going to play the part of “Deep Throat” in 2017. Eichenwald may be Woodward in this episode.

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prairiefire  Jan 21, 2017 • 11:46:54pm

re: #147 Ubiq

He thinks he can speak the truth, he can not

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:11:39am

mr. klys and I were two of an estimated 25,000 today in our own little local march. Two small pins to help prick the ego. I have no regrets about going - the atmosphere was great and it made me want to cry, just to be reminded that there are so many of my fellow Americans who care. A diverse, vibrant crowd, with a lot of families and young children and chanting and singing. And lots of signs.

(And then we bar-hopped until time for the hockey game, and hockey, and yes.)

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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:26:57am

re: #151 klys (maker of Silmarils)

mr. klys and I were two of an estimated 25,000 today in our own little local march.

I mean, I know it’s all relative, but when 25,000 is little then things are looking up :D

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:28:37am

re: #152 Alyosha

I mean, I know it’s all relative, but when 25,000 is little then things are looking up :D

Well, we were one of six marches taking place regionally (within about an hour’s drive or so)…

Granted, we’re all just coastal elites over here so it’s up to you how much that’s worth.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:29:05am
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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:29:16am

re: #151 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Heh, glad to know I’m not the only one who ended up at a bar. Seemed somehow not right or something to go with such a serious intent, and it truly was, to march with my sisters and brothers to protest against this existential threat, to make such an important statement. Ending that at a gay bar laughing my ass off seemed… wait, no, it was perfect. I was with a former student (and his SO and friends), a grad student I always figured was gay but he hadn’t come out then (like 10+ years ago). Now he can. He can even marry his adorable SO if he wants to. For now. Damn, that is so worth fighting for.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:31:07am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:43:44am

re: #155 allegro

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Dave In Austin  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:44:11am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:45:23am

Sleepy time here. I hope you all can find a warm rock, Lizards. Back tomorrow to dig in and focus on next steps. :)

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:54:05am

re: #157 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:15:34am

Here in the East Bay we are about to pass last years rain and it’s only January. Last year was more than the previous two years iirc, and the years before that probably weren’t that great. We are at 18.97” for the season and it’s raining with rain forecast Sunday and Monday and then some drying out for the next 8 days. Hopefully the deep snow-pack soaks up some water content from the alternate warmer rains at altitude. This year won’t require walking 100 feet down the steep side of Shasta lake to get to the houseboat.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:20:24am

re: #161 Single-handed sailor

The weather here is nuts (Houston). Has been for several years but particularly so this year. I don’t mind not knowing what day it is, being retired and all, but it’s damn disconcerting to not know what season it is until I open the door to check in the morning. And that may not stick until the afternoon.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:20:51am

re: #125 William Lewis

Mmm, I seriously think that if he had the opportunity, he’d make Mugabe look good. Perhaps Idi Amin?

With the way his supporters seem to have Strong Daddy issues, they can call him “Dada”. :)

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:28:33am

Yeah, We only get rain of any amount about 6 months out of the year centered on winter so we know the seasons. Texas gets rain anytime of the year.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:39:36am

Apt song in light of Spicer’s “press conference”:

Green Day - American Idiot [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Don’t wanna be an American idiot
Don’t want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind-fuck America

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teleskiguy  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:48:13am

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 3:04:52am

Phil Hendrie with the takedown.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 3:07:56am

re: #156 Jebediah, RBG

Un-fucking-hinged.
Don’t you have a job you should be doing?

Considering how absolutely dangerous he is, I’m actually glad he’s NOT doing his job.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 3:14:52am

re: #92 teleskiguy

As far as I know every major city that had a march today exceeded projected numbers by police. And even little municipalities saw lots of people in the street. Albert Brooks said it best, I think:

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Albert Brooks isn’t kidding. Reposted from earlier:

Trump and the GOP stumbled into a hornet’s nest, and goons like “Sheriff?” David Clarke know it.

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ericblair  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:01:46am

re: #138 Scottish Dragon

Him: So the moment Trump does something really dumb - steps over the line - violates the law in a big stupid clumsy way … and you know he will …

Me: They impeach him?

Him: You bet. They pull the trigger.

I think they will impeach him, but out of necessity not convenience. It blows my mind that Republicans think it will be like sacking the maid. This asshole is not going to go quietly, he’s going to figure it’s a plot by Pence to take over, and will smear Pence and his inquisitors with anything he can think of true or false.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:25:28am

Imgur


Good morning!

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:25:40am

re: #170 ericblair

And most likely, a large portion of it WILL be true.

What, do you think Putin only has Kompromat on Trump? Of course, that will only serve to sow MORE chaos in our system, so Putin will be dumping shit left right and center (INCLUDING on our side).

I hate living in interesting times.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:31:46am

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:45:11am

I was in Manhattan yesterday and there were people with signs for the march all over the place. Saw them everywhere we went - and we walked from the WTC all the way to Times Square. There was a lot of support for this march, and that there were marches all over the nation shows that there’s potential for this to become so much more.

I can only hope that it does. This can’t be just a one-off event.

This has to be the start of a sustained effort to get people engaged, expand the Democratic party base and keep them mobilized for all future elections.

And then you get Trump’s response, which is lies piled on top of still more lies.

No one should be surprised at any of this. This is all that he knows how to do. This is all he’s ever done. It’s what he did during the campaign. It’s what he’s done throughout his business career. It’s what he’s doing now.

He’s being called on it like never before because there’s no place for him to hide. His admin is stocked with liars who are as unhinged as he is, and they too have no place to hide.

But if you think that the GOP is just going to impeach him, you’ve got another thing coming. There’s more than enough common cause between the Liar in Chief and GOP that they’ll push the GOP agenda complete with reversing 50 years of social progress.

It would have to take something so unprecedented for the GOP to act.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:47:28am

Hey lizards down South, stay safe. Looks like you’re going to have a rough Sunday.

We’re going to be in for a rough Monday with a Nor’easter coming up the coast in the NYC metro area.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:48:43am

re: #175 lawhawk

Hey lizards down South, stay safe. Looks like you’re going to have a rough Sunday.

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We’re going to be in for a rough Monday with a Nor’easter coming up the coast in the NYC metro area.

God was a day late to save us from uppity womens!

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:50:00am

re: #174 lawhawk

It would have to take something so unprecedented for the GOP to act.

And that is fucking terrifying, given what these Profiles in Courage have managed to put up with just during the primaries.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 5:58:45am

re: #177 I cannot.

Party power before nation. They have no problem with any of the Liar in Chief’s issues.

Not the lying. Not the misogyny. Not the bigotry. Not the sexual predator.

Not the openly associating with white supremacists starting with Bannon and continuing through pandering to white supremacists on Twitter.

They didn’t stop him at any of those points.

Because they know that they will get their agenda enacted when Trump signs their agenda into law - and that’s the only thing that matters.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:01:30am

re: #175 lawhawk

The East Coast is going to have to deal with storm. weather.gov

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b.d.  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:15:19am

re: #179 PhillyPretzel

The East Coast is going to have to deal with storm. weather.gov

I am sure that Donald’s FEMA is up to the task…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:15:48am

re: #175 lawhawk

Hey lizards down South, stay safe. Looks like you’re going to have a rough Sunday.

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We’re going to be in for a rough Monday with a Nor’easter coming up the coast in the NYC metro area.

NOAA radio went off about every hour last night. Just now extended our watch until 2 PM.
For all of that, I got the 30’x20’ polyethylene grow tunnel through it intact (so far).

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:20:08am

There is a Trump speech that autoplays when I load this page. Kill it. Kill it with fire.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:21:44am

If Trump is ultimately going down, the entire GOP rank-and-file are going down with him.

That Reich post, I believe, was done almost out of parody towards the GOP. Trump is analogous to the flu virus transmitted throughout the host body. Anyone with an IQ above 9 knows that the party wished this upon themselves and are perfectly fine with this kamikaze mission on our representative republic.

The Republican Party as a collective unit is unfit to serve. Putin, should he want to wish utter chaos on the entire system of government, has the ability to get a massive chunk of our leadership outed and thrown in jail.

Let’s assume that the GOP leadership have already conceded 2018 and 2020. That still gives them carte blanche to yield an untold amount of pain that will take decades to reverse if we don’t stop them.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:22:34am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:24:29am

The horrific autoplay is at Teleskiguy’s #124.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:26:01am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

And let me guess, Chuckie just let that lie by Sewer Rat Barbie go through uncontested. Shocked, etc.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:38:53am

re: #183 Myron Falwell

If Trump is ultimately going down, the entire GOP rank-and-file are going down with him.

That Reich post, I believe, was done almost out of parody towards the GOP. Trump is analogous to the flu virus transmitted throughout the host body. Anyone with an IQ above 9 knows that the party wished this upon themselves and are perfectly fine with this kamikaze mission on our representative republic.

The Republican Party as a collective unit is unfit to serve. Putin, should he want to wish utter chaos on the entire system of government, has the ability to get a massive chunk of our leadership outed and thrown in jail.

Let’s assume that the GOP leadership have already conceded 2018 and 2020. That still gives them carte blanche to yield an untold amount of pain that will take decades to reverse if we don’t stop them.

If they just get the likely 3 Supreme Court seats, that dulls the point of progressivism for the next half generation. That’s why 2016 was critical.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:43:01am

This is my Congress person, Brenda Lawrence, woke as fuck

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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:43:58am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

If they just get the likely 3 Supreme Court seats, that dulls the point of progressivism for the next half generation. That’s why 2016 was critical.

You have to grind steel down in order to sharpen it.
At least that’s how I’ve chosen to look at it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:44:28am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

If they just get the likely 3 Supreme Court seats, that dulls the point of progressivism for the next half generation. That’s why 2016 was critical.

Exactly, ergo, decades of pain.

Best case scenario, Trump only fills the Scailia seat. That is still a legal and constitutional abomination, though.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:45:53am

re: #189 Alyosha

You have to grind steel down in order to sharpen it.
At least that’s how I’ve chosen to look at it.

A lot of people are going to die early from metaphor overdose.

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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:47:22am

re: #191 Decatur Deb

All lot of people are going to die early from metaphor overdose.

I learned it from you!!!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:49:09am

re: #192 Alyosha

I learned it from you!!!

Never trust anyone over 30 40 50 60 70.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:51:57am
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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:52:17am

Well, the press woke up here in Nebraska. Sheriff Clark is full of it. There were no arrests in Nebraska.

Three protests in Nebraska, Omaha, Lincoln, Loup City (population 1,029). Loup City’s newspaper is not on the Internet (the Sherman County Times, like most newspapers in Nebraska). There is a Facebook page for the march. I would estimate between 100 and 150 in their photos, in a red state town of a thousand.

facebook.com

At Least 12,000 People Fill The Streets in Women’ March (Omaha World-Herald, more at link with pictures)

Downtown Omaha echoed with loud chants of “Love trumps hate!” on Saturday as thousands of marchers filled the streets in one of the biggest protest rallies in the city’s recent memory.

Police estimated between 12,000 and 14,000 women, men and children participated in the Omaha women’s march — a crowd size that far exceeded organizers’ expectations of 2,000 to 4,000 participants.

“I’ve been in traffic seven years and this is easily — without a doubt — the biggest rally we’ve ever worked,” said Sgt. Jerry Martinez of the Omaha Police Department. “It was peaceful. No problem.”

Organizers were beyond thrilled.

Thousands Show Up to Support Women’s March on Lincoln (Goes to the Lincoln Journal-Star) more at link

Himes, a Lincoln native, said just over 2,000 marchers met outside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union on Saturday afternoon armed with signs, stickers and loud voices.

Across the country, over 670 affiliate marches popped up in collaboration with the Women’s March on Washington. It is estimated that over 4.5 million people attended the marches, according to the Women’s March on Washington’s official website. The event was created to promote unity and equal rights for all regardless of gender, race or religion in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election.

Three marches happened in the state, taking place in Omaha, Lincoln and Loup City.

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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:54:12am

re: #193 Decatur Deb

Never trust anyone over 30 40 50 60 70.

I’m beginning to see a correlation between insincerity and longetivity.
If that’s the case, Trump may well be immortal.

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b.d.  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:57:33am
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Franklin  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:57:37am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:58:55am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

LOL so she’s admitting once and for all that the wingnuts live in an alternate reality.

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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:59:39am

re: #198 Franklin

Heh, there was an election. Most protesters probably voted. He lost.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 22, 2017 • 6:59:41am

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

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Massive butthurt. Trump maybe an authoritarian buffoon, but I have no doubt that, given the opportunity, Sheriff Clarke would establish a fascist dictatorship. He brooks no dissent.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:00:14am

My regional newspaper doesn’t seem to have Nebraska Women’s march coverage, but they do have Denver. (Denver is closer than the protests in Loup City, Lincoln, and Omaha by about two hundred miles.)

Thosands Gather in Denver as Part of Women’s March (Goes to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald with an awesome photo of a sea of pink in Denver)

LOL: Exceeded the Super Bowl rally when the Broncos won.

DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of people — some with dogs at their sides — marched in downtown Denver on Saturday in support of women and other causes and in protest against President Donald Trump and various other issues.

Organizers estimated more than 100,000 people showed up by about noon Saturday although police wouldn’t confirm that number.

Saturday’s crowd appeared to at least rival or exceed the number of people who attended a victory rally after the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl last year, according to an Associated Press photographer who covered both events.

(more at the Star-Herald)

Sunday morning gunfire starts at the river … must be time for church or something. /s

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:01:26am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

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How very Orwellean of her.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:02:46am

re: #194 Myron Falwell

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Do you need a safe space, Sheriff Clarke because I think Sean Spicer has one he’d like to share. Good god man, you’re a fucking sheriff, grow up and realize you represent everyone in your country and stop despeartely trying to replace Joe Arpaio as Winguttia’s favorite Sheriff.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:03:03am

re: #195 Anymouse

Well, the press woke up here in Nebraska. Sheriff Clark is full of it. There were no arrests in Nebraska.

Three protests in Nebraska, Omaha, Lincoln, Loup City (population 1,029). Loup City’s newspaper is not on the Internet (the Sherman County Times, like most newspapers in Nebraska). There is a Facebook page for the march. I would estimate between 100 and 150 in their photos, in a red state town of a thousand.

facebook.com

At Least 12,000 People Fill The Streets in Women’ March (Omaha World-Herald, more at link with pictures)

Thousands Show Up to Support Women’s March on Lincoln (Goes to the Lincoln Journal-Star) more at link

No arrests in D.C either.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:03:31am

re: #198 Franklin

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They did vote, you asshole.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:03:45am

Some video is autoplaying on this page-even with a signed-in account…

Found it-message 124 is autoplaying.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:07:07am

re: #206 HappyWarrior

No arrests in D.C either.

I read somewhere that there were no arrests anywhere. That’s pretty impressive for what is likely the largest protest in the nation’s history. (It also shows why you need good organisation and people acting as protest marshals to keep things from getting out of hand.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:09:42am

re: #209 Anymouse

I read somewhere that there were no arrests anywhere. That’s pretty impressive for what is likely the largest protest in the nation’s history. (It also shows why you need good organisation and people acting as protest marshals to keep things from getting out of hand.)

The ladies done good. Hopefully this is the start of something.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:10:57am

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

Massive butthurt. Trump maybe an authoritarian buffoon, but I have no doubt that, given the opportunity, Sheriff Clarke would establish a fascist dictatorship. He brooks no dissent.

That’s why it’s a good thing he doesn’t actually do his job, because that WOULD be the case in Milwaukee.

Clarke also gets to play the victim card with the bare minimum of effort, so it’s a win-win for him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:11:17am

re: #208 Eric The Fruit Bat

Some video is autoplaying on this page-even with a signed-in account…

Noticed that too because I heard something about the Republican plan for health care and then Trump’s stupid voice.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:12:14am

Kellyanne makes my skin crawl. *click*

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:12:51am

re: #210 HappyWarrior

The ladies done good. Hopefully this is the start of something.

This is the sort of political activism needed to take the NJ and VA governor’s offices this year and the House in 2018.

Gerrymandering works with sliver majorities in each gerrymandered district. A huge turnout in an election will overcome gerrymandering. (Even here with only three House districts they managed to gerrymander. NE3 probably wouldn’t flip, but a high turnout in the other two districts could flip them.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:12:52am

re: #211 Myron Falwell

That’s why it’s a good thing he doesn’t actually do his job, because that WOULD be the case in Milwaukee.

Clarke also gets to play the victim card with the bare minimum of effort, so it’s a win-win for him.

I’ll give Trump “grudging” credit, he didn’t make this baby Secretary of Homeland Security. Of course, it’s bad news for the good people of Milwaukee County. Seriously, you’re a fucking sheriff not a fucking pundit. People whine about celebrities oping in politically. This is a fucking law enforcement officer who feels the need to shit on everyone who disagrees with him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:15:02am

re: #214 Anymouse

This is the sort of political activism needed to take the NJ and VA governor’s offices next year and the House in 2018.

Gerrymandering works with sliver majorities in each gerrymandered district. A huge turnout in an election will overcome gerrymandering. (Even here with only three House districts they managed to gerrymander. NE3 probably wouldn’t flip, but a high turnout in the other two districts could flip them.)

VA and NJ are this year. And we’d be keeping VA not taking it. I feel good about chances in both states. I don’t know if we take back the House in 2018 or not but I do believe we gain a lot of positive momentum going in 2020 and have a great primary with lots of great candidates and then we resurrect. It’s going to be a tough four years but people seem ready and I know I am.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:15:26am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:18:13am

re: #217 lawhawk

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The First Amendment? Did ISIS come up with that? // Or was it BLM? Seriously Clarke is a fucking disgrace to law enforcement. I’m tired of him bitching at people for having the audacity to use their first amendment rights to disagree with the policies and crap he believes in.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:18:39am

re: #216 HappyWarrior

VA and NJ are this year. And we’d be keeping VA not taking it. I feel good about chances in both states. I don’t know if we take back the House in 2018 or not but I do believe we gain a lot of positive momentum going in 2020 and have a great primary with lots of great candidates and then we resurrect. It’s going to be a tough four years but people seem ready and I know I am.

I corrected the year on the NJ and VA elections.

And going into 2020 is important, because the census takes place that year. State legislatures will be elected that year that will draw the electoral maps for the next ten, and have the opportunity to un-gerrymander them.

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:19:08am

Hate to throw any rain on the womens march…but its just a LITTLE drizzle, and I do recommend reading the whole thread.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:19:25am

Hey LH though, who’s the Dem favorite for the Governor nomination in NJ? You and Matt are our go to NJ Lizards and you’re up and at ‘em, who should we be looking at? Who should we like? Who should we be wary of?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:19:30am

Gaakkk. Have to furl the cover of the grow tunnel again. 35+ MPH straight-line winds on the way.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:20:03am

re: #219 Anymouse

I corrected the year on the NJ and VA elections.

And going into 2020 is important, because the census takes place that year. State legislatures will be elected that year that will draw the electoral maps for the next ten, and have the opportunity to un-gerrymander them.

2020 is extremely important because of that. Census presidential elections are rare. This is only going to be the second one in my lifetime and the first I’ll have voted in.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:20:12am

re: #215 HappyWarrior

I’ll give Trump “grudging” credit, he didn’t make this baby Secretary of Homeland Security. Of course, it’s bad news for the good people of Milwaukee County. Seriously, you’re a fucking sheriff not a fucking pundit. People whine about celebrities oping in politically. This is a fucking law enforcement officer who feels the need to shit on everyone who disagrees with him.

He got away with falsely identifying himself as a Democrat for years.

I think Clarke knows that he will be primaried out of office next year, and is setting up the victimhood card to propel him into a Fox News pundit/host role.

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jaunte  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:21:26am
But like I said, this isn’t about Spicer.

What’s worrisome is that Spicer wouldn’t have blown his credibility with the national press on Day 2 of the administration unless it was vitally important to Trump.

And if media reports about crowd size are so important to Trump that he’d push Spicer out there to lie for him, then it means that all the tinpot-dictator, authoritarian, characterological tics that people worried about during the campaign are still very much active.

You know who obsessed about crowd size? Fidel Castro. You know who did not? George Washington, John Adams, Andrew Jackson, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, Clinton, and every other man to ever serve as president of these United States of America.

If you want to support the Trump agenda, that’s fine. Worth doing, even. But never lose sight of the degree to which Trumpism corrupts.

Jonathan Last at the WEEKLY STANDARD, no less, notifying his readers that although they should still eat the shit sandwich, the restaurant owner is crazy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:22:36am

re: #224 Myron Falwell

He got away with falsely identifying himself as a Democrat for years.

I think Clarke knows that he will be primaried out of office next year, and is setting up the victimhood card to propel him into a Fox News pundit/host role.

I keep on forgetting he’s a “Democrat.” Yeah he’s probably gone knowing that. And yep I’m totally expecting him to go that route. He’s probably got a trashy book with an equally stupid title already in the works begging to be ghostwritten.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:24:09am
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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:24:44am

re: #220 I cannot.

Hate to throw any rain on the womens march…but its just a LITTLE drizzle, and I do recommend reading the whole thread.

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Yup. Millions of protesters. A different mode of policing across dozens of states. Nope, not really buying that excuse.

I’ll give you that the police not taking a confrontational attitude toward rallies would tend not to escalate a situation, but millions of people? Nope, the protests were effectively and efficiently organised to yield an outcome of no arrests.

There are arrests at tiny rallies in small towns over everything from a strike to a city hall protest.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:25:09am

re: #227 Ace Rothstein

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“Sure, that was a spelling mistake. My proofreading skills are bad.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:25:24am

re: #225 jaunte

Jonathan Last at the WEEKLY STANDARD, no less, notifying his readers that although they should still eat the shit sandwich, the restaurant owner is crazy.

Yeah obsessing over crowd size is not something a normal, small letter d- democratic leader worries about. God knows I didn’t like Bush but when he had record low approval ratings at the end of his presidency, he wasn’t exactly bitching or accusing the media of lies. He kept on doing what he thought was the right policies. Now, I obviously differed with him on those as I voted for Obama and not McCain but my point is that Bush didn’t whine about public perception. Trump can’t handle anything that isn’t full on adulteration which is why every speech has to be about how much people love him.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:25:37am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

2020 is extremely important because of that. Census presidential elections are rare. This is only going to be the second one in my lifetime and the first I’ll have voted in.

I have oldz. (1980 was my first.)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:25:52am

re: #227 Ace Rothstein

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Or someone at the BBC with a very good sense of humor.

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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:26:46am

re: #221 HappyWarrior

On the GOP side, current Lt. Gov. Guadagno is the likely frontrunner, despite being Christie’s sidekick. She’s ambitious, and also pushing the same kind of extreme agenda that the rest of the GOP is pushing. Tom Kean Jr is also likely running, and he’s got name recognition, and likely backing of state GOP bigwigs who want to have a chance of winning without the tinge of Bridgegate hanging over things.

On Democrats side, Jersey City mayor Joe Folop has a good shot. Phil Murphy, who runs a nonprofit and has been US Ambassador to Germany, is already in the race, though he’s got the Goldman Sachs thing going for/against him.

There’s also a couple of longtime state reps who are likely going to wade in, including Sweeney (state senate) and Wisnewski (who helped investigate Bridgegate) but I think Folop and Murphy are the frontrunners.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:27:03am

re: #229 Timothy Watson

“Sure, that was a spelling mistake. My proofreading skills are bad.”

Remember our British friends are known for their more subtle approach to humor. It wouldn’t totally shock me if the editor conveniently overlooked that headline before it got published. At least, I like to hope so.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:28:10am

re: #231 Anymouse

I have oldz. (1980 was my first.)

It just works out that way. Numbers are funny. I have only two brothers and we were all born in different decades. They just happened be born at the beginning of theirs and I at the end of mine.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:28:14am

re: #198 Franklin

There is no way that he wrote those two twits.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:29:40am

Our daughter made the front page of the local paper in a photo of the parade in Pittsburgh yesterday. She made a sign that reads “I am no longer accepting things I can’t change, I am changing things I can’t accept”. College kids these days :-)

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:30:22am

re: #227 Ace Rothstein

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Well, that’s either faked or the BBC corrected it.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:31:02am

re: #220 I cannot.

Hate to throw any rain on the womens march…but its just a LITTLE drizzle, and I do recommend reading the whole thread.

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There’s a point I meant to make on Friday.

The police in D.C. actually have to show some deference to constitutional rights if that interim police chief wants to keep his job since everyone on the D.C. city council is probably on the protesters’ side.

The police departments in Ferguson, etc. didn’t have such an incentive to do their jobs properly.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:33:08am

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

Our daughter made the front page of the local paper in a photo of the parade in Pittsburgh yesterday. She made a sign that reads “I am no longer accepting things I can’t change, I am changing things I can’t accept”. College kids these days :-)

Let’s hope Trump’s flying monkey hordes don’t identify her from the picture and start a harassment campaign.

On the other side though, if she was holding a sign like that and marching in a rally, I suspect she knows where to stick her sign… .

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:35:42am

re: #228 Anymouse

I’ll give you that, but I just can’t see an event that large and NOTHING happening, and not just there, but ALL over the place. Maybe I’m just overly cynical?

I hope I’m just too cynical.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:38:44am

re: #239 Timothy Watson

re: #228 Anymouse

I think both things can be true at the same time. I do think that the organization of these marches around the globe are responsible for the outcomes.

But I have been at different marches and protests, where I have seen the police set the negative tone of the atmosphere, and it have become self fulfilling.

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jaunte  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:39:42am
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Alyosha  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:39:43am

re: #239 Timothy Watson

There’s a point I meant to make on Friday.

The police in D.C. actually have to show some deference to constitutional rights if that interim police chief wants to keep his job since everyone on the D.C. city council is probably on the protesters’ side.

The police departments in Ferguson, etc. didn’t have such an incentive to do their jobs properly.

And might have been tolerated to a greater degree on account of its publicity.
Future protests likely won’t have the same attendance or exposure, and those protesting may likely be from more marginalised segments of society.
Given how policing in some places is not geared to deescalation, the tweets Jayleia linked to deserve thought going forward.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:39:56am

re: #227 Ace Rothstein

Why assume it’s a typo?

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jaunte  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:40:41am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:41:58am

re: #233 lawhawk

On the GOP side, current Lt. Gov. Guadagno is the likely frontrunner, despite being Christie’s sidekick. She’s ambitious, and also pushing the same kind of extreme agenda that the rest of the GOP is pushing. Tom Kean Jr is also likely running, and he’s got name recognition, and likely backing of state GOP bigwigs who want to have a chance of winning without the tinge of Bridgegate hanging over things.

On Democrats side, Jersey City mayor Joe Folop has a good shot. Phil Murphy, who runs a nonprofit and has been US Ambassador to Germany, is already in the race, though he’s got the Goldman Sachs thing going for/against him.

There’s also a couple of longtime state reps who are likely going to wade in, including Sweeney (state senate) and Wisnewski (who helped investigate Bridgegate) but I think Folop and Murphy are the frontrunners.

Thanks. I’ll give you the VA commentary too.

VA Republicans.
Ed Gillespie: Former RNC chairman, Senate nominee in 2014 who did surprisingly well against Warner, a lot of money due to his RNC connects but probably not the choice of the rank and file but the establishment likes him.
Corey Stewart: Chairman of Prince William County (Manassas) Board of Supervisors, if you’re not familiar with the position, it’s like the county executive I see in a lot of otehr states. My former college Rep, Gerry Connolly was ours in Fairfax County for a long time before he replaced Tom Davis when TD retired. Stewart is even worse than Ken Cuccinelli since he combines Cucci’s crazy social conservatism with a xenophobia towards immigrants. I know a lot of non-Virginians don’t think of immigration when tehy think of VA but we have a lot of them, Stewart would be terrible for them and their families. He’s even bragged that he was Trump before Trump.
Frank Wagner- A state senator from the Tidewater area, I really dont’ know a ton about him honestly. Wiki says he’s a Naval vet with an interest in energy policy. Maybe TP who lives in that neck of the woods knows more about him.
Denver Riggleman- a businessman and heavy underog with no political experience, seeing on Wiki that he hired Dave Brat’s campaign manager (Brat if you recall is the nutjob who beat Cantor so knowing that he’s probably crazy like that.

VA Dems
Ralph Northam- Current Lt Governor, establishment guy all the way from the Warner-Kaine mold A former Army Physician and state senator as well. He’s firmly pro choice despite formerly representing a moderately area.

Tom Perriello- I like this guy. He’s a former one term Congressman so granted not as experienced as Northam in Va politics but he’s fairly young (43), has a background at the State Department, is a personal friend of Obama’s, and the thing I admire most about him is that he voted for ACA in 2010 even though he knew it could cost him his seat and not only did he vote for it but he defended his vote on it. He did lose but in the years since he’s been special representative for Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and special envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. He’s an underdog no doubut someone I think is a great guy and could be a good start for a new generation of VA Democrats. I do like Northam too but I’m leaning on Perriello for my primary vote.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:44:05am

re: #241 I cannot.

re: #242 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I suppose both could be true; I never organised a rally before.

Moreover, with literally millions of people protesting, the police may have chosen an “assist” role rather than a “confront” role.

Holy crap, it sounds like World War Three down at the river. The bag limit on Canada geese is two per day. Can’t be a bear in the school, our three-room school shut in 2005.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:44:17am

re: #246 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:46:12am

re: #237 Eventual Carrion

Our daughter made the front page of the local paper in a photo of the parade in Pittsburgh yesterday. She made a sign that reads “I am no longer accepting things I can’t change, I am changing things I can’t accept”. College kids these days :-)

Pittsburgh representing (My dad’s folks were from the North Side). Makes me wonder what they’d think of Trump. My dad’s dad was horrified by Reagan. Don’t even want to think what a gentleman like him would think of an ogre like Trump.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:48:17am

Well, my seventy-six year old mother called, she said she was at the rally in Grant Park in Chicago. I couldn’t pick her out from the photo.

Her attitude was similar to the woman with the sign that said “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit.”

My mother hates crowds.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:51:21am
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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:52:49am

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thin skin is in!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:54:24am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thinh skin is in!

Cynic in me says the media is only starting to take this seriously now that Trump is in charge and a threat to them and their way of life. I am glad to see Chuck actually remembering he’s a journalist but he’s still a hack.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:55:21am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:55:24am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thinh skin is in!

If there must be collateral casualties, the collaborationist media is my first choice.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:56:36am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thinh skin is in!

Well, just as building up a candidate was good for ratings (note the head of CBS on Donald Trump), tearing one apart is good for rating too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:56:48am

re: #255 darthstar

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Melania will you translate this for me!
Donald, i’m Slovene not Russia you doopahead!

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:58:11am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Spicer’s awesome. His jacket doesn’t fit, his shirt isn’t pressed. He’s the perfect face for the Trump administration.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 7:59:54am

A real manly man wouldn’t have taken those taunts. From women, no less! He would have waded in there, fists flying! It looks like the sheriff is the creep that “knew better”. Sad!!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:01:28am

re: #260 jeffreyw

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A real manly man wouldn’t have taken those taunts. From women, no less! He would have waded in there, fists flying! It looks like the sheriff is the creep that “knew better”. Sad!!

Can’t get over his manly Village People vibe.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:01:30am

re: #259 darthstar

Spicer’s awesome. His jacket doesn’t fit, his shirt isn’t pressed. He’s the perfect face for the Trump administration.

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Spicer’s face to me does look like the kind of face that seldom experiences joy and if it does it comes from the misfortune of others.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:01:48am

re: #261 Decatur Deb

Can’t get over his manly Village People vibe.

Y-M-C-A!

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:02:58am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Y-M-C-A!

Just swap that shitkicker hat for a Bell half-helmet.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:03:10am

re: #263 HappyWarrior

Y-M-C-A!

OT: The Navy bought rights to use “In the Navy” for recruiting adverts … then the geyh came out in the Village People and your tax money got shelved.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:03:48am

re: #240 Anymouse

Let’s hope Trump’s flying monkey hordes don’t identify her from the picture and start a harassment campaign.

On the other side though, if she was holding a sign like that and marching in a rally, I suspect she knows where to stick her sign… .

With 9 years of Wusu Kung Fu training under her black belt, and the sign stick used like a quarter staff. They would be in for a BIG surprise (she wouldn’t even need her broad sword, which is her other weapon of choice). Plus she is a rock wall trainer with a grip like a vise, oh they would be surprised if they were foolish enough to confront her.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:03:49am

re: #265 Anymouse

OT: The Navy bought rights to use “In the Navy” for recruiting adverts … then the geyh came out in the Village People and your tax money got shelved.

Did not know that.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:04:58am
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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:08:12am

BTW, this is how I’ll refer to Trump going forward for the most part.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:08:12am

re: #268 Unshaken Defiance

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The first Cincinnati Bengal-American to be elected President :).

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:08:38am

re: #269 darthstar

BTW, this is how I’ll refer to Trump going forward for the most part.

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Be careful, Sean Spicer is going to yell at you.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:08:46am

I’m getting my new Donald J. Trump as actual President Photoshopping going…here is a new entry. (click to enlarge for small type)

Can we turn him back in and get a new President?
Can we say we made a mistake and we want the old one back?
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:09:28am

re: #257 Anymouse

Well, just as building up a candidate was good for ratings (note the head of CBS on Donald Trump), tearing one apart is good for rating too.

Yes, it certainly is. Indeed, putting a naturally defensive and paranoid individual such as Trump under the spotlight is guaranteed ratings gold.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:10:44am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

Did not know that.

IIRC, the video was done with the cooperation of the US Navy.

In the Navy

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:11:03am

re: #266 Eventual Carrion

With 9 years of Wusu Kung Fu training under her black belt, and the sign stick used like a quarter staff. They would be in for a BIG surprise (she wouldn’t even need her broad sword, which is her other weapon of choice). Plus she is a rock wall trainer with a grip like a vise, oh they would be surprised if they were foolish enough to confront her.

Well, I was thinking she might use the stick in a Wonkette-esque “with votes” fashion.

I was referring to things like Twitter or Facebook harassment, though.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:11:27am

re: #266 Eventual Carrion

That’s just excellence in action. A bow from this guy who once earned a couple belts to her. Just ask her if her internet/computer defenses are up to par. We have to be defensive masters in that regard to hold off the the tools from our important personal data. I say this by way of confession, my training led me to lean on that too much at one time, and not take less physical channels into due consideration. ;-)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:13:58am

re: #274 Dr Lizardo

IIRC, the video was done with the cooperation of the US Navy.

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Why is the Navy promoting homosexuality? // Tony Perkins mode offf.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:14:30am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

Did not know that.

Courtesy of Wikipedia, that font of all human ken (citation needed):

After the enormous commercial success of their 1978 hit “Y.M.C.A.” which unexpectedly became the unofficial hymn and powerful advertising tool for the YMCA, the group took on another national institution, the United States Navy. The Navy contacted group manager Henri Belolo to use the song in a recruiting advertising campaign for television and radio. Belolo gave the rights for free on the condition that the Navy help them shoot the music video. Less than a month later, Village People arrived at Naval Base San Diego where the Navy provided them with access to film on the deck of the berthed frigate USS Reasoner, in the end the Navy did not use the video, choosing to remain with the traditional ‘Anchors Aweigh’.v

(Wikipedia fails to mention the geyh but I was in the Navy at the time because I am oldz and that was the reason given then)

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:14:53am

re: #277 HappyWarrior

Why is the Navy promoting homosexuality? …

Time-in-grade.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:16:15am

re: #279 Decatur Deb

Time-in-grade.

Hey, I had more time-in-rate than they did. I didn’t get to shoot a video (I did get to be a recruiter during the buildup to Persian Gulf War though - that was fun).

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:16:20am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thin skin is in!

She’s trying to blame Chuck for not doing HER job.

“Why aren’t you working with me on this?!?”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:16:31am

re: #279 Decatur Deb

Time-in-grade.

Heh I was poking fun at Tony Perkins who simply thinks a gay person being in something somehow promotes the “gay lifestyle.” Then again I guess I understand, Tony Perkins being in any ad promotes the sexually repressed asshole who uses David Duke’s mailer list for his hate org lifestyle. A very select lifestyle I concede.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:16:40am

re: #268 Unshaken Defiance

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Alt-color!

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:17:50am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Heh I was poking fun at Tony Perkins who simply thinks a gay person being in something somehow promotes the “gay lifestyle.” Then again I guess I understand, Tony Perkins being in any ad promotes the sexually repressed asshole who uses David Duke’s mailer list for his hate org lifestyle. A very select lifestyle I concede.

Using the rule-of-thumb “it’s always projection with these ————” perhaps there is something Mr. Perkins would like to get off his chest. He would be so much less stressed.

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Honey Punch!  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:17:57am

re: #194 Myron Falwell

David A. Clarke, Jr. ✔@SheriffClarke
Several taunted me at Women’s riot. I dared those creeps to do something. They knew better & kept it to verbal insults. No cops to be found.

“Now go away, or we shall taunt you a second time!”

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:19:13am

re: #285 Honey Punch!

“Now go away, or we shall taunt you a second time!”

He used the term “creeps” for women protesters? Maybe Sheriff Clarke would also like to get something off his chest… .

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:20:05am

re: #257 Anymouse

Well, just as building up a candidate was good for ratings (note the head of CBS on Donald Trump), tearing one apart is good for rating too.

True. But their need for ratings may cause problems for them and this country they never wanted. They failed us and themselves.

Kellyanne basically said Chuck Todd was damaging their relationship. She sounde like she was prepares to say something like “That’s it Chuck, I and the Trump administration will never speak to you again.!”

We already see “media” like Breitbart, Gateway Pundit and Infowars getting access that sure looks like the mainstream media isn’t going to get.

So to sum up…conservatives aren’t going to pay attention to the mainstream media. Many liberals/progressive (myself included) don’t take them serious anymore. It looks like they have placed themselves in a place where they won’t be getting those ratings numbers…from anyone.

Oh well. This is only going to go downhill for them from here. I see their only chance for their own good is to get back to what they are supposed to do and see if they can win trust back from anyone.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:21:36am

re: #272 ObserverArt

You and CL inspired me this morning.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:23:49am

I decided I’m not going to be quiet politically on Facebook anymore. I’m not going to be that guy who goes politics 24/7 but I’m not going to be shy about sharing my opinion either.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:23:54am

re: #287 ObserverArt

Well, we can hope media outlets have people who can crunch numbers and figure out that journalism pays (see Teen Vogue).

Venerable magazines such as The Economist and Foreign Affairs still do well in print because they employ real journalists and people around the world are hungry for journalism. (Even I subscribe to the print magazines.)

Not all the mainstream media is a Dumpster fire.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:24:03am

re: #288 Unshaken Defiance

You and CL inspired me this morning.

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I always thought if we were going to have an Orange-American as President in my day it would be John Boehner.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:25:13am

re: #266 Eventual Carrion

If it happens, and I pray it doesn’t, please post video. Nothing like watching bullies get their asses handed to them.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:26:18am

I just read the transcript of the sour orange tart ones speech at the CIA yesterday…

OH MY GOD, WHAT IN THE UTTER FUCK DID I JUST READ.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:27:22am

re: #253 ObserverArt

Anyone watching Meat The Chuck so far today?

Chuck is trying to grow a set and pin down Kellyanne Conjob on why Sean Spicer was sent out to paint an untrue picture of the crowd size. It has been going on for 20 minutes…and Kellyanne is doing Kellyanne…and she is trying to blame Chuck for not doing his job. This is as contentious a fight as I have seen on TV for a long time.

Chuck and Company should have done their jobs almost two years ago now.

Oh well, maybe this will cause the media to get down to business…but this also shows it will be a mess and a good chance Trump will ban any of the classic media.

Thinh skin is in!

Watch chuckie here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:27:24am

re: #293 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I just read the transcript of the sour orange tart ones speech at the CIA yesterday…

OH MY GOD, WHAT IN THE UTTER FUCK DID I JUST READ.

My mom who worked for the DOD for many years was just disturbed hearing it. We both agreed that the Cheeto can’t go a second without masturbating himself in speech.

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:27:34am

Bonus: Subscriptions to magazines usually include their Websites.

economist.com

THE first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency was marked by some vast protest marches in America and some pretty big ones elsewhere in the world. Demonstrating after an election is a strange thing to do: generally the most effective time to protest is when casting a ballot. The Americans who voted for Mr Trump will have seen the thronged streets and concluded that there are a lot of sore losers. But the “Women’s March on Washington”, organised by activists, did not feel like a protest against the result. It was more like an amble for civility.

On the National Mall, where the day before people in red baseball caps had thronged to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th president, there was happy chaos. Nobody knew where they were going or minded too much whether they heard the various speakers arranged by the organisers. There was a fierce contest for the wittiest sign (“We shall overcomb”, carried by Kate from Massachusetts was your blogger’s favourite). There were plenty of jokes about small hands, a few Russia gags (“Just Say Nyet”) and some earnest attempts at making points about policy (“Uphold The Paris Climate Agreement”), along with many Black Lives Matter and pro-choice placards.

The first group of marchers your blogger fell in with was a Catholic family from Maryland. The dad, who was marching alongside his wife and daughters, explained almost apologetically that they were not the kind of folks who habitually attend marches. But many parents had used candidate Trump’s old remarks about grabbing women by the pussy as a teachable moment and, when Mr Trump won despite it, were stuck for a way to explain to their children why. Bringing them on the march (which many children had joined) was a way to reinforce that stance by showing that lots of other people felt the same too.

(More at The Economist, article not paywalled)

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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:29:36am

re: #295 HappyWarrior

My mom who worked for the DOD for many years was just disturbed hearing it. We both agreed that the Cheeto can’t go a second without masturbating himself in speech.

I read (well, tried anyway) that transcript. Gaaaaa. Sarah Palin could have done better and that says a whole lot.

I agree with Propane Jane: There is something really wrong with Mr. Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:30:58am

re: #297 Anymouse

I read (well, tried anyway) that transcript. Gaaaaa. Sarah Palin could have done better and that says a whole lot.

I agree with Propane Jane: There is something really wrong with Mr. Trump.

Yeah Palin at least is capable of making it about other people. Bringing up that some of them voted for him? Really, what the fuck is wrong with him? And I bet a lot of them were snickering when he told them he was behind them 100% and no one values the intel community more than he does after his orangeness literally tweeted that they were like the Nazis.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:31:43am
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Anymouse  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:32:37am

re: #298 HappyWarrior

Yeah Palin at least is capable of making it about other people. Bringing up that some of them voted for him? Really, what the fuck is wrong with him? And I bet a lot of them were snickering when he told them he was behind them 100% and no one values the intel community more than he does after his orangeness literally tweeted that they were like the Nazis.

Pro-tip to incoming presidents: Not wise to slag your intelligence agencies.

I am off to bed. Folk gathering for church across the street, time to hide under my duvet.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:33:32am
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lawhawk  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:33:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:34:17am

That SNL writer is an idiot. God knows I hate Barron’s Dad but we can’t stoop to that level.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:34:30am

re: #292 Romantic Heretic

If it happens, and I pray it doesn’t, please post video. Nothing like watching bullies get their asses handed to them.

“I don’t want to see that happen, but if it happens, I want to see it.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:34:47am

re: #302 lawhawk

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So all your tough talk about Russia is a joke, Lindsay. Thanks for nothing, pal.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:34:53am

re: #302 lawhawk

They are giving the uncouth one what he wants in hope to appease him. It is not going to work.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:35:49am

re: #306 PhillyPretzel

They are giving the uncouth one what he wants in hope to appease him. It is not going to work.

The Democrats need to use that to their advantage. We’re not going up against him himself for another four years but we will be facing his proxies in local and state elections until then.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:37:03am
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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:38:21am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:39:55am

re: #309 darthstar

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We had 28 at an indoor event, more than twice the expected.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:40:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:41:26am

re: #309 darthstar

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Every bit counts.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:44:02am

re: #288 Unshaken Defiance

You and CL inspired me this morning.

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Glad to help. I probably need to consider why I spend the time doing the images.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:44:32am

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

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BLM could have done exactly the same marches, speeches and actions. Still no arrests? No a freaking chance.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:44:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:46:09am

re: #315 Timothy Watson

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Ana, if you want to join the Dems, we’d be happy to have you. We still may have some disagreements but reasonable disagreement is how adults talk.

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:47:18am
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Jenner7  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:48:16am

Morning…

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:51:01am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:51:43am

re: #318 Jenner7

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Morning…

I think many still see as harmless which I think is naive since she’s used her know how to empower many dangerous RW politicians. She was doing that long before Trump hired her. Plus she’s very nasty in her homophobia. She may be a more pleasant person to be around than say Trump himself but that’s not exactly a superlative worth bragging about.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:52:47am

re: #319 darthstar

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I like John Kerry. I happily campaigned for him 13 years ago when he ran for President. He didn’t have Obama’s charisma but he was a good public servant who cares about the issues important to people.

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:53:33am

re: #287 ObserverArt

Since you watched it so we don’t have to (thanks), what was his response to her “alternative facts” newspeak?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:56:06am

Replaying Baldur’s Gate II and remembering how awesome David Warner’s voice acting was in the game.

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:56:41am

re: #293 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

I just read the transcript of the sour orange tart ones speech at the CIA yesterday…

OH MY GOD, WHAT IN THE UTTER FUCK DID I JUST READ.

I put some highlights (and corrections of his
Time magazine bullshit) here.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:56:44am

You know the things is you still can say those words, it’s just now there’s actually stink eye rather than “Yeah Jimmy those people sure are.” As for the Redskins, big whoop. The founder of the Washington Redskins was a racist who took longer than Tom Yawkey to integrate his team. And not to school you (friend name here) but that was Don Imus who made the “nappy headed hoes” remark but I concede that might have been this guy saying that and that was something that happened in the Bush years. Honestly I find it amusing hearing “These kids do nothing but complain” and “Things were different in my day.” And it’s like dude you’re complaining about us constantly and as for how much “freer” things were in your day, they were Carlin’s seven words you can’t say on television not the seven words you could say and everyone just smiled. Oh and flushing toilets or even the sight of toilets was something that first appeared on a TVfairly recently. Oh and showing that couples shared the same bed was taboo too. I could go on and on but my point is people who revise the “good old days” as being more free are mostly just upset they can’t use certain slurs without getting called out on it. Sorry I’m ranting but I’ve had this on my mind for months.
This got some likes when a friend was posting about her encounter with a Trumper.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:58:25am

re: #317 darthstar

Just a reminder: that is at the home of the Dallas Stars. As in Dallas, Texas. Texas is laughing at 45.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 8:59:24am

re: #322 BeachDem

Since you watched it so we don’t have to (thanks), what was his response to her “alternative facts” newspeak?

He basically kept trying to get her to answer why Trump sent Spicer out to say what he said. He was more or less demanding an answer that wasn’t coming.

She never got around to an answer…he kept trying, she kept dodging and changing to why did the media put out the Tweet about the MLK statue, etc. and that is an example of why there is no trust.

It really never went anywhere other than that. He did keep holding onto the facts that the images show the Obama crowd was bigger and why is Trump so worried about something so petty? She got upset that he said things like Trump was being petty.

No answers forthcoming. Never will be. It was a great example of where we are with the whole Trump/Media thing and where it all has gotten us.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:05:27am

BeachDem…

Here is a small bit that MTP has up right now with a bit of the panel talking about the back’n’forth.

Iframe

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:05:28am

re: #327 ObserverArt

She REALLY got pissy when Chuck said they were “being ridiculous.”

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:05:34am

re: #327 ObserverArt

Thanks. You’ve given me that hour of my day that I should devote to working (I’d better get on it, because if we have the storms that are being predicted, I’ll probably be without power.)

Wonder if Kellyanne honed her bullshit for her later appearances on all the other morning shows.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:06:43am

re: #330 BeachDem

Yes. She then went to Stephanopoulos’s show and spun so hard, I thought she was going to throw up live on camera.

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:09:12am

re: #328 ObserverArt

BeachDem…

Here is a small bit that MTP has up right now with a bit of the panel talking about the back’n’forth.

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Damn, she’s an annoying asshole. He actually did a pretty good job, laughing at her “alternative facts” line, but he’ll still have her back every time possible to spout her bullshit. Sigh.

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:16:05am

re: #332 BeachDem

Damn, she’s an annoying asshole. He actually did a pretty good job, laughing at her “alternative facts” line, but he’ll still have her back every time possible to spout her bullshit. Sigh.

There will be a complete video probably later today or tomorrow. I’ll try to put it up because it is an interesting watch. Maybe a turning point…maybe not.

He chuckled in the background about something else she said and she just about lost it and said something like “That was disrespectful Chuck!”

This would be funny if it was a SNL skit. The fact is it is real isn’t funny at all.

And Kellyanne may need to think about how respect works. She needs to understand she doesn’t have much respect for the truth and how that affects ALL of us.

I know Trump doesn’t respect anyone. I doubt he respects himself. I guess that is a required trait for all around him.

And soon we will see the world will no longer respect America.

2 days in and the damage is well under way!

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darthstar  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:16:49am
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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:16:58am

re: #314 Unshaken Defiance

BLM could have done exactly the same marches, speeches and actions. Still no arrests? No a freaking chance.

This. It seems the biggest difference in the results of protests is less about the behavior of the protesters and more about the behavior of the police. Having guns pointed, pepper sprayed, and gas bombs tossed tends to piss people off.

I do commend the Houston police and all officials for doing an excellent job during the march yesterday. We had nothing but very pleasant encounters.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:18:18am

re: #314 Unshaken Defiance

BLM could have done exactly the same marches, speeches and actions. Still no arrests? No a freaking chance.

Unfortunately you can thank that asshole Micah Johnson for ruining that.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:19:14am

Even odds that Trump suspends all federal funding for WMATA by Monday.

Transportation officials in Washington say more than a million trips were taken on the city’s rail system Saturday — a tally that is hundreds of thousands more than on Inauguration Day and sets a Saturday record.

wtop.com

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:19:27am

Got to get to some wall patch sanding (Oh joy!!!)

Time to put this image up to leave on. It fits the day.

Introducing Kellyanne Conway’s New Cleaner. It’s effectiveness was seen in the most recent U.S. Presidential Election as it made a Known Con Man acceptable to 47% of America’s Registered Voters.
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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:22:09am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

HAHAHAHAHAHA

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:23:28am

re: #339 Myron Falwell

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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HAHAHAHAHAHA

Wikileaks is that monster in a Disney movie that turns on the villain at the nearest opportunity.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:26:03am

re: #326 KGxvi

Just a reminder: that is at the home of the Dallas Stars. As in Dallas, Texas. Texas is laughing at 45.

I, personally, prefer Pee45.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:27:18am

re: #338 ObserverArt

Got to get to some wall patch sanding (Oh joy!!!)

Time to put this image up to leave on. It fits the day.

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Can you photoshop a presidential seal onto this image?

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:27:35am

re: #333 ObserverArt

There will be a complete video probably later today or tomorrow. I’ll try to put it up because it is an interesting watch. Maybe a turning point…maybe not.

He chuckled in the background about something else she said and she just about lost it and said something like “That was disrespectful Chuck!”

This would be funny if it was a SNL skit. The fact is it is real isn’t funny at all.

And Kellyanne may need to think about how respect works. She needs to understand she doesn’t have much respect for the truth and how that affects ALL of us.

I know Trump doesn’t respect anyone. I doubt he respects himself. I guess that is a required trait for all around him.

And soon we will see the world will no longer respect America.

2 days in and the damage is well under way!

I watched a slightly longer clip, where Kellyanne said she was a kind and gracious person. That was enough for me.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:27:54am

re: #332 BeachDem

Damn, she’s an annoying asshole. He actually did a pretty good job, laughing at her “alternative facts” line, but he’ll still have her back every time possible to spout her bullshit. Sigh.

Too bad he didn’t say “Kellyanne, alternative facts are lies. There’s no facts in lies.” Alas.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:30:19am

re: #340 Timothy Watson

Wikileaks is that monster in a Disney movie that turns on the villain at the nearest opportunity.

The three hyenas in “The Lion King” immediately came to my mind.

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:31:15am

re: #344 MsJ

Too bad he didn’t say “Kellyanne, alternative facts are lies. There’s no facts in lies.” Alas.

He got as far as “falsehoods” so maybe he’s taking baby steps to LIES.

Hey, a woman can dream…

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:32:25am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:33:19am

re: #344 MsJ

Too bad he didn’t say “Kellyanne, alternative facts are lies. There’s no facts in lies.” Alas.

I would have laughed in her face, and from what I’ve been told, when I’m really laughing, it sounds like a supervillain mocking some hapless would-be hero. Seriously, I’ve been told, “Stop mocking me!” by people when I laugh.

I’m not trying to mock anyone - I just find it funny. And if someone said, “Well it’s just alternative facts”, I woulda lost it and just exploded into laughter

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:35:03am

HuffPo main:

THEY’RE ALREADY LYING!

I give HuffPo credit for the best headlines of the Yam era. They have been relentless.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:35:46am
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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:37:47am

re: #349 BeachDem

HuffPo main:

THEY’RE ALREADY LYING!

I give HuffPo credit for the best headlines of the Yam era. They have been relentless.

The actual story headline is even better:

Trump And His Press Secretary Flagrantly Lied On Their First Full Day In Office. That Matters.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:38:26am

What’s more believable at this point? Anything the Trump misadministration says or the guys on Ancient Aliens?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:39:38am

re: #350 Scottish Dragon

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So Kellyanne thinks the intel and security community should be politicized? Not just no but hell no. That’s dangerous and stupid.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:41:29am

Officially signed up for the Perriello for governor campaign today to volunteer. I might not have been at a protest yesterday but I’m pumped and ready to go thanks to what I saw yesterday. Thanks especially ladies. You have inspired this bastard to put his mouth where his keyboard is.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:41:41am

re: #149 Single-handed sailor

I wonder who is going to play the part of “Deep Throat” in 2017. Eichenwald may be Woodward in this episode.

No. Eichenwald will be Bernstein. Woodward will continue to kiss every RepubliKKKlan ass he can get his hands on!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:42:57am

Quick heads up:

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ObserverArt  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:43:46am

re: #342 stpaulbear

Can you photoshop a presidential seal onto this image?

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Just for you…but now I have to get to sanding!

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:50:39am

I just don’t get why any supposed news program would have Conway on in the first place. They know she’ll never answer a question, she will divert with lies and double talk, and nothing at all will be gained. They will lose though in viewers and credibility. I can’t be the only one who can’t hit the mute button or change the channel fast enough when she appears.

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A Cranky One  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:50:52am

Kellyann Conway revealed the training required for her new job, as demonstrated by NASA:

Spinning Fast In Space Make You Dizzy? Astronaut Experiment | Video

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:52:33am

SNL is going to be doing recurring Kellyanne all year…

Hulu Video

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:55:45am

re: #323 Timothy Watson

I’ve found that I’m such a misanthrope that dealing with fictional people’s problems in RPGs is as painful and boring as in real life.

Rather sad, isn’t it?

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:57:18am

I think the news media is figuring out that all the Trump team will put out is propaganda.

This tweet in on the front page of the Washington Post right now:

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Myron Falwell  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:58:49am

LOL

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:59:02am

re: #362 Scottish Dragon

I think the news media is figuring out that all the Trump team will put out is propaganda.

This tweet in on the front page of the Washington Post right now:

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I think the media sees that this isn’t a joke anymore. The orange one is President and their place is as threatened as the rest of us by Trump being there. So maybe some of it is self-serving but as critical as I am of our media, we do need them.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:59:15am

re: #363 Myron Falwell

LOL

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Hey now you’re an all star.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 9:59:59am

Seriously Sheriff Clarke, he’s President not a professional wrestling character. I know it confuses you both since he was on WWE so often and Linda McMahon is in his cabinet.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:00:30am
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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:00:55am

Journalists should inform readers when the administration is not telling the truth. They shouldn’t credulously promote Trump and his team’s falsehoods in headlines and opening paragraphs, with the truth buried somewhere below.
huffingtonpost.com

Which is why Maggie Haberman’s tweet so pissed me off yesterday:

She gets called out almost immediately and later goes back and refutes the bullshit, but she still should have known better than to just tweet that quote unchallenged.

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Jenner7  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:03:33am

re: #368 BeachDem

She was on CNN yesterday arguing that Obama wouldn’t have liked the National Parks tweeting crowd pics either.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:04:01am

I didn’t attend any of the rallies yesterday and I have to concede I do go out of my way not to talk politics much on here but I’m ready to fight for what I believe in so in that sense, thanks ladies. I officially volunteered for Tom Perriello’s gubernatorial campaign today. Nothing against Ralph Northam who I like but I remember meeting Tom as a college student not long after he lost re-election and him being proud of his ACA vote and not trying to weasel out of it. I think he’ll make a good governor for our state and I promise not to turn my FB page into politics 24/7 but I feel I’ve found my voice again. My job has allowed me to become more comfortable with people in a way I wasn’t in the past.
My declaration of my “return” to politics on Facebook. I’m not going to be your obnoxious friend that posts nothing but politics 24/7 but I do feel I have my voice back. I really think even though I wasn’t at any of those rallies yesterday, I feel inspired in a way I wasn’t on Friday or I might not have been had Clinton won. I admit I’ve gotten a little lazy politically because I don’t like conflict by nature but I need to use my voice.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:05:10am

re: #369 Jenner7

She was on CNN yesterday arguing that Obama wouldn’t have liked the National Parks tweeting crowd pics either.

Obama’s Press Secretary wouldn’t have thrown a fit about it. That’s sort of the difference. Obama didn’t introduce himself to the CIA after likening them to the Nazis and tell them that no one respects them more than he does and turning it into a political stump speech.

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:05:47am
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Jenner7  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:06:24am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

Yep. I yelled that at the TV and then turned it off. lol

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BeachDem  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:09:04am

re: #369 Jenner7

She was on CNN yesterday arguing that Obama wouldn’t have liked the National Parks tweeting crowd pics either.

I’m glad I missed it! I don’t know what happened to her. She used to be pretty thorough.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:10:10am

re: #373 Jenner7

Yep. I yelled that at the TV and then turned it off. lol

Oh I thought I heard something last night heh.

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KGxvi  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:10:15am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

Seriously Sheriff Clarke, he’s President not a professional wrestling character. I know it confuses you both since he was on WWE so often and Linda McMahon is in his cabinet.

Speaking of… this is a thing that actually happened:

Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns Donald Trump

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:11:00am

re: #376 KGxvi

Speaking of… this is a thing that actually happened:

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Video

I actually like Stone Cold even though I’m not a wrestling fan at all.

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I cannot.  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:13:40am

re: #377 HappyWarrior

As Southern-drawly as Stone Cold is, he’s remarkably progressive…he made a nice case for marriage equality…in character.

ETA: Found it

“I don’t give a shit if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if it’s same-sex, more power to ‘em.”

“What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say ‘we as a church do not believe in that.’ Which one of these motherfuckers talked to God, and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?”

“OK, so two cats can’t get married if they want to get married, but then a guy can go murder 14 people, molest five kids, then go to fucking prison, and accept God and He’s going to let him into heaven? After the fact that he did all that shit? See that’s all horseshit to me, that don’t jive with me.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:13:56am

Have to say I’m encouraged too. I’m seeing friends call out people who attack Barron. God knows his dad is an asshole but you know what, even the children of Nazis didn’t deserve that and hell a lot of them turned out to hate what their parents stood for.

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Citizen K  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:15:26am

re: #376 KGxvi

Speaking of… this is a thing that actually happened:

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I’ve been a long-time wrestling fan, which means watching a lot of WWF/E. Stone Cold is just…enduring.

At the same time, I’m also a critical WWE fan to know that Vince and Linda have been doing a lot of coasting and business mismanagement of the company for at least a decade counting, and that the business has been built a lot on jingoism that it’s only now kind of climbing out of with any real success.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:15:47am

re: #378 I cannot.

As Southern-drawly as Stone Cold is, he’s remarkably progressive…he made a nice case for marriage equality…in character.

Yeah that’s why I like him. I love people like him, Trae Crowder (liberal redneck), and others who may look and sound like you’d disagree with them and then they talk and they speak your language. I’ve talked about my Dad before. Demographically Dad is Trump’s base almost to a T but he hates Trump and is probably my biggest living political role model. My biggest political role model is his Dad since by proxy, he shaped my Dad and my Dad thus me.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:17:25am

Here’s an awesome thing though. One of my friends from grade school was at the rally yesterday. I gave her props and talked about how it’s inspired me and we’ve been having a good talk about how we feel awoken by all this. I mean man it sucks that Trump won and I won’t ever get over that but in a sense I feel Trump winning has me alert in a way I wasn’t before.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:22:10am

Clarke detained a man after a flight for looking at him weird.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:23:45am

re: #383 Stanley Sea

Clarke detained a man after a flight for looking at him weird.

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I hope he’s defeated for re-election. The man is an embarassment to all LEO. Incredibly thin skinned and thinks he’s above the law.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:24:26am

re: #382 HappyWarrior

Here’s an awesome thing though. One of my friends from grade school was at the rally yesterday. I gave her props and talked about how it’s inspired me and we’ve been having a good talk about how we feel awoken by all this. I mean man it sucks that Trump won and I won’t ever get over that but in a sense I feel Trump winning has me alert in a way I wasn’t before.

Terror has a way of getting our attention.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:24:33am

re: #363 Myron Falwell

He’s bellowing like drunk Alex Jones on the sidewalk last friday.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:25:16am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:25:45am

re: #385 allegro

Terror has a way of getting our attention.

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:27:12am

re: #387 electrotek

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As an American of European descent, you don’t speak for me Mr. Spencer. Assholes like you treated my ancestors like crap because we were either too Slavic, Irish, Catholic, or whatever for you. I stand with Asians, Africans, and people of all races over your pasty ass.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:27:44am

re: #383 Stanley Sea

Clarke detained a man after a flight for looking at him weird.

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Clarke pines for the days when a black sheriff could bully white citizens.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:31:30am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

As an American of European descent, you don’t speak for me Mr. Spencer. Assholes like you treated my ancestors like crap because we were either too Slavic, Irish, Catholic, or whatever for you. I stand with Asians, Africans, and people of all races over your pasty ass.

Of course. He speaks for (racist) people of european descent. He just keeps not mentioning that only racists support him.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:32:17am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

As an American of European descent, you don’t speak for me Mr. Spencer. Assholes like you treated my ancestors like crap because we were either too Slavic, Irish, Catholic, or whatever for you. I stand with Asians, Africans, and people of all races over your pasty ass.

I’m surprised he didn’t praise Japan for its alleged homogeneity.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:34:16am

My Facebook feed is blowing up with friends posting about ‘Alternative Facts’. Kellyanne’s interview has got everyone riled up (except for my nephew, who is posting about how he’s so sick of people posting “political bullshit”).

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:35:39am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:41:29am

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

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Protective coloration.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:42:47am

re: #389 HappyWarrior

As an American of European descent, you don’t speak for me Mr. Spencer. Assholes like you treated my ancestors like crap because we were either too Slavic, Irish, Catholic, or whatever for you. I stand with Asians, Africans, and people of all races over your pasty ass.

Yeah. “Identity”, huh? For me, personally, my “identity” is being a member of Homo sapiens sapiens, the last surviving genus of hominids from a once-thriving family of upright-walking primates whose origin is to be found in Eastern African - indeed, the oldest surviving remains of anatomically modern humans was found in Omo National Park, Ethiopia. That’s my “identity”.

But I guess objective reality is a bridge too far for some folks like Mr. Spencer, etc.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:45:11am

re: #396 Dr Lizardo

Yeah. “Identity”, huh? For me, personally, my “identity” is being a member of Homo sapiens sapiens, the last surviving genus of hominids from a once-thriving family of upright-walking primates whose origin is to be found in Eastern African - indeed, the oldest surviving remains of our genus was found in Omo National Park, Ethiopia. That’s my “identity”.

But I guess objective reality is a bridge too far for some folks like Mr. Spencer, etc.

RIght. I refuse to let man made constructs like race, nationality, or religion divide me.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:45:20am
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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:47:30am
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:49:56am

What u don’t see on TV: plenty of empty space in the rear of Mall. @POTUS delivering speech now. #Inauguration

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:50:08am

re: #399 electrotek

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Hijab wasn’t mandatory in 1979 Iran….

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Targetpractice  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:51:11am

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

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Vlad’s had his moment of schadenfreude and is now moving on to Phase 2: Utter Chaos.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:52:20am

re: #400 FormerDirtDart

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:52:55am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:54:15am

re: #398 electrotek

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Someone who thinks Beirut is a third-world nation like how Homeland portrayed it.

I wonder how many clubs there are in Beirut?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:55:30am

re: #395 Blind Frog Belly White

Protective coloration.

re: #402 Targetpractice

Vlad’s had his moment of schadenfreude and is now moving on to Phase 2: Utter Chaos.

Dismal attempt to recover their brand image

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:55:52am

re: #405 Timothy Watson

Someone who thinks Beirut is a third-world nation like how Homeland portrayed it.

I wonder how many clubs there are in Beirut?

Or that’s all Muslim men are primitive monsters.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:57:14am

re: #390 Belafon

Clarke pines for the days when a black sheriff could bully white citizens.

I think he watched Django Unchained a few too many times.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:58:41am

Our Doppler radar soothsayer is describing the birth of a small tornado 1 mi. from here, heading away. Our sirens are doing the banshee thing.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:58:44am

re: #265 Anymouse

OT: The Navy bought rights to use “In the Navy” for recruiting adverts … then the geyh came out in the Village People and your tax money got shelved.

I sure remember the meltdown all those Pulpit Pimps like Falwell, Robertson, Swaggart and Jim Bakker had over that. And the #1 bellyacher was Billy Graham Cracker blasting Jimmy Carter alleging Carter “tolerated” gays…

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:59:15am

If Obama had stumbled a wee bit at the bottom of those steps like Trump did, there would already be dozens of videos on youtube saying he was dying of a mysterious illness, most probably injected into him by George Soros himself.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 10:59:37am

re: #409 Decatur Deb

Be careful. Even little tornados can be dangerous.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:00:43am

re: #410 Joe Bacon

I sure remember the meltdown all those Pulpit Pimps like Falwell, Robertson, Swaggart and Jim Bakker had over that. And the #1 bellyacher was Billy Graham Cracker blasting Jimmy Carter alleging Carter “tolerated” gays…

That’s why I don’t see Graham as the revered figure he is. I get it was a different era but still.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:05:36am

Imgur


Hominy Hominy Hominy

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:06:22am

re: #407 HappyWarrior

Or that’s all Muslim men are primitive monsters.

Had a good reply to that:

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:07:58am

In today’s category of “Oh For Cryin’ Out Loud”, brought to you without translation and as is, see how long it takes you to find what’s so utterly WRONG with this prominent YNET News article:

Oh FFS…. [hint: look for the English]
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:08:49am

re: #416 Archangelus

Madonna?

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:08:51am

Hey, when was the last time we heard the bleating about “family values”?

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:09:14am

re: #416 Archangelus

The fact that it seems to cite SMOTI?

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:09:30am

re: #417 PhillyPretzel

Madonna?

Spoiler alert: look for the English words….

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:09:37am

Saw through my wingnutty distant cousin who honestly politics aside is a good guy that Pam Geller is smearing the organizers of the woman’s march as anti Semitic yet she didn’t give a shit about Trump and a Bannon.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:10:26am

re: #412 PhillyPretzel

Be careful. Even little tornados can be dangerous.

We’re on the safe side of this one. Another storm is about 20 minutes upstream. Very weird to watch the minute-by-minute development. We have very good instrumentation and info because of the US Army Aviation Center (Rucker).

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:11:25am

re: #419 Dr Lizardo

And we have a winner!

Seriously though, here’s the thing, Israeli online news outlets generally have lists of reliable/unreliable news sources. How in the world did SMOTI make is way through?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:11:47am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:12:11am

re: #423 Archangelus

And we have a winner!

Seriously though, here’s the thing, Israeli online news outlets generally have lists of reliable/unreliable news sources. How in the world did SMOTI make is way through?

That’s good question.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:12:35am

re: #424 Charles Johnson

I am not surprised. :(

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:15:19am

re: #427 Stanley Sea

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Do they’ve always go for the lame “You don’t have jobs”

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:15:24am

re: #424 Charles Johnson

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Never mind the political/national mess involved, this would be a logistical nightmare for US citizens needing the embassy’s services. The Consulate in Jerusalem is in NO WAY ready to handle the embassy’s efforts, and services required by US citizens in the country would be hampered beyond belief. This will also badly affect US businesses that work in the country and also rely on said services. And to top it off, any move would involve construction madness in both Jerusalem (problematic as it was) and in Tel Aviv (presently at the horribly messy start of a 4-year city-wide construction effort to renovate major parts and traffic areas). In Tel Aviv alone, it would add to the current madness, resulting in a logistical catastrophe.

But of course, President Electoral Smallhands McRoadkillhair doesn’t know or care.

Dog help us all…

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:15:38am

re: #424 Charles Johnson

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Something so insane that even George W. Bush wouldn’t do it.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:17:03am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:17:27am

It’s a pander pure and simple.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:18:08am

re: #428 HappyWarrior

Do they’ve always go for the lame “You don’t have jobs”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:19:35am

re: #425 HappyWarrior

That’s good question.

Probably because he can now legitimately say he has White House press credentials.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:19:45am

re: #433 Timothy Watson

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:19:48am

re: #399 electrotek

Iran 1979: Iranian women protest against mandatory Hijab

US 2017: Womens March put Hijabs on women

What part of “mandatory” do you not understand?

man?

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:23:42am

re: #416 Archangelus

?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:25:26am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:29:01am
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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:29:09am

re: #429 Archangelus

re: #430 Timothy Watson

All I’m gonna say is I wouldn’t want to be working or staying in a Trump-branded hotel, resort or whatever right now for all the whisky in Ireland. Those places might as well have a big fucking bullseye painted on them.

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Skip Intro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:29:09am

Ok, there’s no longer any question that he’s going to nuke some country, just because he can. The only questions are where and when.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:29:48am

re: #408 allegro

I think he watched Django Unchained a few too many times.

And cheered for the Samuel L. Jackson character.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:30:19am

re: #416 Archangelus

In today’s category of “Oh For Cryin’ Out Loud”, brought to you without translation and as is, see how long it takes you to find what’s so utterly WRONG with this prominent YNET News article:

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SMOTI

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CuriousLurker  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:31:46am

re: #424 Charles Johnson

Hard to imagine a worse idea at this point in time.

How about it being in addition to the approval of hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:31:54am

re: #439 Charles Johnson

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Yeah that’s a great idea idea.//

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:32:19am

Merriam Webster is calling her out.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:32:54am

re: #444 CuriousLurker

How about it being in addition to the approval of hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem?

[Embedded content]

Man fuck Bibi, he is clearly uninterested in peace.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:33:22am

re: #414 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Hominy Hominy Hominy

Hominy grits can you eat?

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:34:20am

re: #447 HappyWarrior

Man fuck Bibi, he is clearly uninterested in peace.

A bunch of white people all around the world interested in causing more war.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:34:59am

re: #430 Timothy Watson

Something so insane that even George W. Bush wouldn’t do it.

For the life of me I don’t get why. Is it some apocalypse shit?

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:35:10am

re: #447 HappyWarrior

Man fuck Bibi, he is clearly uninterested in peace.

Understatement of the decade.
The man is currently embroiled in an internal corruption investigation so big it looks like his time is now quite limited. So nope. Peace? Nowhere NEAR his considerations. H’s only interested in one thing: self-preservation, and nothing else.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:37:08am

re: #451 Archangelus

Understatement of the decade.
The man is currently embroiled in an internal corruption investigation so big it looks like his time is now quite limited. So nope. Peace? Nowhere NEAR his considerations. H’s only interested in one thing: self-preservation, and nothing else.

Yeah, he’s been interviewed by the police a few times already. He seems to be (as observed from a distance) in fairly deep shit; certainly deep enough to bring down his government.

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electrotek  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:39:59am

Jesus

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:41:03am

re: #448 Blind Frog Belly White

Hominy grits can you eat?

Hominy grits can be eaten, but those aren’t grits. Not a grits expert but I think they are ground hominy, pictured is a bowl of posole with mole.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:41:29am
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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:42:45am

re: #455 Stanley Sea

Watch Spicer will have something to say about that.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:44:03am

re: #456 PhillyPretzel

Watch Spicer will have something to say about that.

Not if he’s smart.

HAHAHA what am I saying?!

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:44:45am

re: #450 allegro

For the life of me I don’t get why. Is it some apocalypse shit?

Regional powder-keg encrusted with polonium and quite possibly antimatter.
The full explanation would take ages, but in a nutshell, the eastern-western Jerusalem divide has become a key Palestinian point in the negotiations since the 1990s. On top of that, most of eastern Jerusalem - over which there is an ongoing argument as to who controls what, Israel or the PA - is populated by Israeli-Arabs and Palestinians. Israel has ceded many civil/municipal responsibilities over eastern Jerusalem to the PA per the peace agreement, and none of the neighboring states want Israel to resume control of all of Jerusalem.
The issue of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol or the PA’s capitol (what they’ve wanted since day one) is one of the problems of the peace process and by transferring the embassy, the US would be forcing the matter in Israel’s favor.
The PA is threatening to officially end the Oslo Accords if that should happen (which TBH doesn’t mean much to most Israelis anyways, since the average Israeli has considered them voided since the height of the 2nd Intifada a decade ago - also why the peace-supporting Israeli left is in a bad state for so long). Neighboring Arab states will also support it in response, as the move would be an insult to all of them in light of decades of discussion and agreements essentially voided in one fell swoop.

Bottom line: it wouldn’t be good for any side.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:45:14am

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:46:59am
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CuriousLurker  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:47:09am

Does anyone know if this is a legit account? Ishmael Khaldi

Lack of a verified checkmark makes me leery.

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PhillyPretzel  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:47:47am

re: #461 CuriousLurker

I agree with you and the kitty.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:48:22am

re: #458 Archangelus

Bottom line: it wouldn’t be good for any side.

Oh. =O

Thanks mucho for the explanation. Well done!

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calochortus  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:49:29am

re: #462 PhillyPretzel

I agree with you and the kitty.

Especially the kitty.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:51:10am
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Weaselone  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:51:25am

re: #439 Charles Johnson

They really are dumb. If the US leaves the UN, we would be tossing away our veto. That means the US could see resolutions against it pass the UN.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:52:29am

re: #466 Weaselone

Good point. I hadn’t even thought about that.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:53:17am
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CuriousLurker  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:54:03am

re: #462 PhillyPretzel

re: #464 calochortus

Can’t decide whether to block him or just leave it be. I’m not following back as long as I’m not sure of his identity.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:56:14am

re: #467 CuriousLurker

Good point. I hadn’t even thought about that.

Me neither, that’s a a good point.

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allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:57:07am

re: #468 Charles Johnson

I’m well aware of that. It’s not the point. This is an extremely inflammatory move.

I should think it’s a pretty co$tly one as well.

Hey, when was the last time we heard bleating about “fiscal conservatism”?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:57:57am

re: #471 allegro

I should think it’s a pretty co$tly one as well.

Hey, when was the last time we heard bleating about “fiscal conservatism”?

January 19 when Obama was still president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2017 • 11:58:33am

re: #472 HappyWarrior

January 19 when Obama was still president.

Deficits no longer matter

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:01:06pm

re: #454 jeffreyw

Hominy grits can be eaten, but those aren’t grits. Not a grits expert but I think they are ground hominy, pictured is a bowl of posole with mole.

(I know.)

There are apparently two kinds of grits - regular corn grits, and hominy grits. The latter have undergone the nixtamalization that makes corn into hominy(aka pozole). Dried hominy, ground coarse = hominy grits. Hence, “hominy grits can you eat?”

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:01:09pm

re: #466 Weaselone

They really are dumb. If the US leaves the UN, we would be tossing away our veto. That means the US could see resolutions against it pass the UN.

Ask Russia about skipping the vote on North Korea invading South Korea.

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:01:34pm

re: #473 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Deficits no longer matter

Again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:02:45pm

re: #466 Weaselone

They really are dumb. If the US leaves the UN, we would be tossing away our veto. That means the US could see resolutions against it pass the UN.

The counter-argument is this: once we leave the UN and show what true badasses we are, nobody will dare pass any sort of resolution against us!!!

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Charles Johnson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:03:30pm
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Weaselone  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:04:38pm

re: #470 HappyWarrior

Me neither, that’s a a good point.

I haven’t read the actual legislation being proposed so it’s possible that “ending ties with the UN” means something besides its literal meaning. If it does mean that, it’s just stupid. Even if your goal was world conquest and you wanted to lob a few nukes at people, you’d want to keep your seat on the security council just to be disruptive.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:11:06pm

re: #478 Charles Johnson

Because Jerusalem will not be an international city.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:12:00pm

re: #479 Weaselone

I haven’t read the actual legislation being proposed so it’s possible that “ending ties with the UN” means something besides its literal meaning. If it does mean that, it’s just stupid. Even if your goal was world conquest and you wanted to lob a few nukes at people, you’d want to keep your seat on the security council just to be disruptive.

It’s as bad as promised:

American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017

This bill repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.

The bill requires: (1) the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body; and (2) closure of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

The bill prohibits: (1) the authorization of funds for the U.S. assessed or voluntary contribution to the U.N., (2) the authorization of funds for any U.S. contribution to any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (3) the expenditure of funds to support the participation of U.S. Armed Forces as part of any U.N. military or peacekeeping operation, (4) U.S. Armed Forces from serving under U.N. command, and (5) diplomatic immunity for U.N. officers or employees.

congress.gov

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MsJ  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:13:30pm

NATO is next.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:14:30pm

Hmm…looks familiar

Facebook Post

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:14:41pm

And yet they’ll want to be taken seriously and listened to by the rest of the world.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:15:19pm

re: #482 MsJ

NATO is next.

I confess, I do not understand the wingnuts’ need to return us to the good old days when the “civilized world” got into a multinational shooting war every couple decades.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:16:48pm

re: #485 Blind Frog Belly White

You’ll begin to understand when you realize they love war and the thought of wiping whole races/religions from the face of the planet.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:17:29pm

So Nikki Haley’s nomination was just for fun?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:18:42pm

re: #487 Stanley Sea

So Nikki Haley’s nomination was just for fun?

Just as a caretaker to see us out the door.

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scottslemmons  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:19:17pm

re: #485 Blind Frog Belly White

I confess, I do not understand the wingnuts’ need to return us to the good old days when the “civilized world” got into a multinational shooting war every couple decades.

Papa Putin wants NATO and the UN dead, and that’s all the motivation the Republicans need.

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:20:08pm

re: #439 Charles Johnson

Does anyone know what the vote was on the last time he introduced it?

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:22:17pm
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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:23:30pm

re: #474 Blind Frog Belly White

(I know.)

There are apparently two kinds of grits - regular corn grits, and hominy grits. The latter have undergone the nixtamalization that makes corn into hominy(aka pozole). Dried hominy, ground coarse = hominy grits. Hence, “hominy grits can you eat?”

*smacks self upside head*

Missed the pun until just now. The “?” only makes sense when read as a pun and it initially left me perplexed.

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Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:24:18pm

re: #491 stpaulbear

This presidential vegetable deserves more followers than the one in the white house, and will probably cause fewer tears by term’s end…

494
Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:25:04pm

Dog bless Billy West…

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:26:03pm

re: #490 Belafon

Does anyone know what the vote was on the last time he introduced it?

Probably didn’t even get out of committee.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:26:52pm

re: #489 scottslemmons

Papa Putin wants NATO and the UN dead, and that’s all the motivation the Republicans need.

It’s more than that. Whether it’s distrust of foreigners, or ‘loss of sovereignty’, there has long been a deep-seated hatred of any multinational organizations. Much of it may just be the same old “the Cool Kids are making fun of me!” resentment that fuels much of the Right, but it predates Putin and Trump. The NatSec-type Republicans dominated the party for decades, and they, of course, understood the importance of alliances, but there was always this undercurrent among the rank-and-vile base that was simultaneously isolationist and belligerent.

497
Archangelus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:27:41pm

Fox News Drops Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash, a vehement Trump supporter and Republican apologist—you know, the one former Fox CEO Roger Ailes reportedly called “the black girl”—has been kicked off one of her biggest soap boxes.

The Hill reports that Fox News has declined to renew Dash’s contributor contract. The only network that our current president seems not to despise also fired commentator George Will and hired Brexit supporter Nigel Farge this week.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:28:51pm

re: #491 stpaulbear

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Belafon  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:31:19pm

Anyone know if Fox ever said anything about the marches yesterday?

500
allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:32:57pm

re: #499 Belafon

Anyone know if Fox ever said anything about the marches yesterday?

What marches?

/////

501
FormerDirtDart  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:33:32pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:34:14pm

re: #499 Belafon

Anyone know if Fox ever said anything about the marches yesterday?

Alternative facts.

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weave  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:34:17pm

re: #499 Belafon

Anyone know if Fox ever said anything about the marches yesterday?

I tuned in for a while and it took a while but they did mention it while I was watching. It was minimal though.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:34:45pm

re: #491 stpaulbear

[Embedded content]

The number of people following is actually legitimate, because no one is forcing people to follow the Half an Onion account, unlike with Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:34:56pm

re: #492 jeffreyw

*smacks self upside head*

Missed the pun until just now. The “?” only makes sense when read as a pun and it initially left me perplexed.

Me Mum was from Missouri (pronounced Missourah), so she knew a thing or two about hominy. She’d sometimes serve it as a starch - a can of hominy, heated up, with butter, salt and pepper. I was able to introduce her to Pozole, which is a far superior use for hominy, IMO.

Mom’s Dad was a doctor, so the Depression didn’t affect them too badly. Dad’s OTOH, didn’t have such an easy time. I suspect this is why corn meal mush was a comfort food for him - they probably ate a lot of it. When I was a kid, we had it as a hot cereal (with milk and far too much brown sugar), with the leftovers allowed to solidify in a loaf pan, then sliced and fried, with syrup.

I’m a sucker for all kinds of ground corn products - cornbread, corn meal mush, Polenta, grits, hominy, pozole, tamales, tacos, tortillas. My family thinks I’m weird.

ETA: I cannot believe I forgot Scrapple, that amazing combination of pork and cornmeal.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:37:09pm

ICYM this segment.

It’s a good watch

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calochortus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:37:13pm

re: #491 stpaulbear

[Embedded content]

Almost enough to make me join Twitter. (But not quite.)

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calochortus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:38:39pm

re: #496 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s more than that. Whether it’s distrust of foreigners, or ‘loss of sovereignty’, there has long been a deep-seated hatred of any multinational organizations. Much of it may just be the same old “the Cool Kids are making fun of me!” resentment that fuels much of the Right, but it predates Putin and Trump. The NatSec-type Republicans dominated the party for decades, and they, of course, understood the importance of alliances, but there was always this undercurrent among the rank-and-vile base that was simultaneously isolationist and belligerent.

I’m old enough to remember a few “Get US Out of the United Nations!” billboards. Often located near the “Impeach Earl Warren” signs.

509
allegro  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:39:13pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

When I was a kid, we had it as a hot cereal (with milk and far too much brown sugar), with the leftovers allowed to solidify in a loaf pan, then sliced and fried, with syrup.

It was frequent fare in our household as well when I was little. Loved it, especially the fried mush. Hadn’t thought about that in many years.

510
Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:40:34pm

When you buy two 6TB hard drives to put into a RAID1 for a dedicated storage solution, move everything over to that array, and find out that you only have 2TB left over…

Of course, having every episode of ER (331 episodes) in 1080p from iTunes does take up a lot of space.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:42:03pm

re: #508 calochortus

I’m old enough to remember a few “Get US Out of the United Nations!” billboards. Often located near the “Impeach Earl Warren” signs.

I remember those JBS billboards too!

Also remember learning in history class during grade school about how much those same sort of people hated the earlier League of Nations.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:43:01pm

re: #508 calochortus

I’m old enough to remember a few “Get US Out of the United Nations!” billboards. Often located near the “Impeach Earl Warren” signs.

Any “charge Kennedy with treason” ones or did they only have that on leaflets?

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:47:29pm

re: #507 calochortus

Almost enough to make me join Twitter. (But not quite.)

I’m not on Twitter either but I liked it enough to post it here so it would get around.

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calochortus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:47:38pm

re: #512 Timothy Watson

Any “charge Kennedy with treason” ones or did they only have that on leaflets?

I don’t recall seeing those, but they could have been out there.

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CleverToad  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:47:42pm

re: #511 Backwoods_Sleuth

I remember those JBS billboards too!

Also remember learning in history class during grade school about how much those same sort of people hated the earlier League of Nations.

So the new bill is probably another suck-up to the Koch brothers, as they carry on the John Birch Society torch. Congress critters gotta grift for those donations.

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stpaulbear  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:51:32pm

re: #508 calochortus

I’m old enough to remember a few “Get US Out of the United Nations!” billboards. Often located near the “Impeach Earl Warren” signs.

I saw one on 35E in between the Twin Cities and Duluth a couple of years ago. I’m not sure if it’s still there or how long it’s been there. It was in pretty good shape last time I saw it.

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calochortus  Jan 22, 2017 • 12:54:22pm

re: #516 stpaulbear

I saw one on 35E in between the Twin Cities and Duluth a couple of years ago. I’m not sure if it’s still there or how long it’s been there. It was in pretty good shape last time I saw it.

Stupidity never dies, does it?

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ericblair  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:04:05pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

Wikileaks turning on Trump?

Maybe the remaining wikileaks staffers finally grabbed the keys from the white supremacist sexual predator, but I’m guessing that Russian intelligence hasn’t got a copy yet.

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jeffreyw  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:44:15pm

re: #505 Blind Frog Belly White

Mom’s Dad was a doctor, so the Depression didn’t affect them too badly. Dad’s OTOH, didn’t have such an easy time. I suspect this is why corn meal mush was a comfort food for him - they probably ate a lot of it. When I was a kid, we had it as a hot cereal (with milk and far too much brown sugar), with the leftovers allowed to solidify in a loaf pan, then sliced and fried, with syrup.

My dad always complained that mom was acting uppity whenever she turned up her nose when he asked for “mush”. That was what the poor folks from down in the bottoms ate, and she was one of the proud and self reliant hill tribes. She did laugh at him when he claimed she liked turnips as well as did he - as evidenced by the fact that she said that she grew them every year. “Yeah, we growed ‘em,” she said, “for the hogs.”

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sagehen  Jan 22, 2017 • 1:54:22pm

re: #496 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s more than that. Whether it’s distrust of foreigners, or ‘loss of sovereignty’, there has long been a deep-seated hatred of any multinational organizations. Much of it may just be the same old “the Cool Kids are making fun of me!” resentment that fuels much of the Right, but it predates Putin and Trump. The NatSec-type Republicans dominated the party for decades, and they, of course, understood the importance of alliances, but there was always this undercurrent among the rank-and-vile base that was simultaneously isolationist and belligerent.

Nah. It’s a lot simpler than that.

Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 22, 2017 • 3:11:25pm

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