And Now for Something Completely Different: Green Day’s “American Idiot,” 1940s Wartime Style

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Chris Johnson — Piano
Josh Davis — Drums
Georgia Weber — Bass
Amadis Dunkel —Trombone
Oskar Stenmark - Trumpet

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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:04:01pm

Dedicated to the unlawful BLOTUS.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:05:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:05:40pm
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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:07:12pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

You’ve got your work cut out for you. No sleep for you.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:08:21pm
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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:09:15pm

VIZIO 55″ 4K ULTRA HD SMART TV + $150 DELL GIFT CARD $699.00

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:10:47pm

Oh sweet lord, this… is just what I needed. The Clash meets Duke with lyrics by the boys who got slapped into adulthood by Dubya.

Thank you folks.

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:14:31pm

If you like this, check out PostmodernJukebox

youtube.com

They’ve have this group and a whole lot more like it.

Criminal - Vintage Torch Song Fiona Apple Cover ft. Ariana Savalas

Creep - Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Radiohead Cover ft. Haley Reinhart

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:14:39pm

Robyn Adele Anderson is a national treasure. Is she not seeing Scott Bradlee from Post Modern Jukebox anymore?

PMJ and All About The Bass

All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:14:57pm

Are some of these folks from the band/musicians that back Puddles the Clown and his Puddles Pity Party? This has a familiar feeling.

And with that…time to hit the rack for some shut down and reset.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:16:28pm

I’m reminded of when Brian Setzer went from rockabilly to swing. Good stuff both ways still…

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:17:07pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Nope. The proper course of action is to get fired. Make the guy issuing unconstitutional or illegal orders make another one.

Show the guy that is doing the firing is doing it for political reasons.

Uphold the Constitution. That’s what she did.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:17:17pm

re: #8 Kragar

If you like this, check out PostmodernJukebox

youtube.com

They’ve have this group and a whole lot more like it.

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Ahhh…yes. Kragar just answered my question. Postmodern Jukebox. They are associated with Puddles. Now I ‘member. Cool. The young lady singing works with that combination and the main guy behind it all…who I don’t remember. Love the neoclassic take of modern stuff.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:17:43pm

Of course, that PMJ video above of All About the Bass has some very…ahem…leggy ladies who the gents here wouldn’t object to.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:19:33pm

re: #15 Scottish Dragon

Of course, that PMJ video above of All About the Bass has some very…ahem…leggy ladies who the gents here wouldn’t object to.

True enough, so far as it goes, but I’d rather get to know that woman making “Sweet Child” even greater than GnR’s best moment.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:19:34pm

re: #11 Kragar

Definitely relevant in the wake of Axl Rose calling for the rejection of Jefferson Sessions to head the DOJ.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:20:46pm

Maybe appropriate to this thread?

I Will Survive. The Puppini Sisters

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:21:32pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:22:51pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:24:58pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:25:01pm

re: #8 Kragar

If you like this, check out PostmodernJukebox

youtube.com

They’ve have this group and a whole lot more like it.

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I really love PMJ. Not a fucking hint of autotune. Amazing, meticulous musicianship. Scott Bradlee is one of the best stride pianists out there.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:26:13pm

Ok last post for the night, I swear! Since we are posting alt-videos of popular songs!

Blink-182 - All the Small Things (Lillie Lemon Cover)

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:26:15pm

re: #9 Scottish Dragon

I don’t care about the rest of that song, it’s ok nothing special really, but that bass interlude was fuckin’ insane. Thanks for that alone.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:26:58pm

Good night all.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:28:15pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:29:53pm

re: #24 William Lewis

I don’t care about the rest of that song, it’s ok nothing special really, but that bass interlude was fuckin’ insane. Thanks for that alone.

I thought the singing was miles above what you get from the original (again, no autotune. They have real pipes!)….and the girls have good stage presence. Of course, the whole schtick with PMJ is to take a “hit” song from today and actually make it much better.

And yeah…the bass interlude was teh craaaazzzyyy.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:32:24pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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Yup 24/7 craziness.

Trump’s doing a basic technique of overwhelming the opposition. I think people need to pick their battles. The acting AG making Trump fire her was a good move, as it really draws attention to what is going on, vice resigning like Ari Fleischer would have liked.

The important thing for servants in this country is to not go quietly into the night.

Same thing for us ordinary citizens.

Now, if my Facebook feed is any indication, the Trumpers are still in full denial. Many institutional Republicans are clearly in CYA mode, neither wanting to upset the Trump/Bannon administration nor wanting to appear too complicit. I think such Republicans are going to find this line they’re walking increasingly narrow as time moves on.

Anyway, 24/7 crazy.

Good thing the internet doesn’t close at night.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:32:38pm

re: #26 jaunte

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Ever since “Disneyland With The Death Penalty” I’ve always loved the rare non-fiction comments from Mr. Gibson. Especially as reality has trended inexorably towards his tales of the Sprawl…If I believed in magic I’d beg him to find happy endings… like, at the very least, in “The Peripheral”

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:33:49pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:34:07pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:35:31pm

Svengali? really?

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:39:35pm

re: #32 Single-handed sailor

Svengali? really?

Perhaps someone doing expert trolling of conservatives on Twitter or Facebook?

Since the word is uncommon, it makes them look it up. Then they get to see:
Definition of Svengali

: a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another

at Merriam-Webster.
merriam-webster.com

Every attack starts as a probe. Who knows where the cracks in the lines will appear? Merriam-Webster has been doing expert trolling these past few weeks.

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:40:21pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:42:28pm

A few hours ago, M—W put this up:

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:43:20pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:43:27pm

re: #33 Anymouse

They made you look it up….social engineering.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:44:05pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:44:24pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:45:02pm

re: #36 Kragar

HAHAHAHAHAHA

And the Hitler book was by O’Really!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:46:04pm

re: #37 Single-handed sailor

They made you look it up….social engineering.

I already knew it. I’m just pointing out what someone who didn’t would see.

Social engineering is an acceptable tactic in political battles: Those battles always start by trying to convince the electorate your idea is the best course of action.

Conservatives don’t call what they do (pro-life, immigrants stealing jobs, &c) social engineering but it is the exact same thing.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:47:59pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:48:17pm
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:48:46pm

re: #34 Kragar

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The damage that was done by the Oathbreakers over the past 7 years though? All these white supremacist scum claiming they gave a fuck about their oath or the constitution when all they cared about was rat-fucking a black president.

That’s American “conservatism” in a nutshell - hate, evil & anti-american anti-freedom garbage

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:49:21pm

Eight hours ago M-W tweeted this bit of narrative framing social engineering:

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:49:41pm

re: #44 William Lewis

What the Oathkeepers never said in public was their oath was to Russia.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:52:10pm

This was another good M-W tweet from last night.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:52:54pm

re: #42 teleskiguy

THEM??? They did that today? Oh, my god. They actually are living up to what they claim to believe in? If this is true I will apologize to them.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:53:59pm

re: #48 William Lewis

THEM??? They did that today? Oh, my god. They actually are living up to what they claim to believe in? If this is true I will apologize to them.

It was announced within the 7pm EST hour. Got totally swallowed up with the DOJ firing fiasco…

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:54:25pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:54:44pm

re: #48 William Lewis

THEM??? They did that today? Oh, my god. They actually are living up to what they claim to believe in? If this is true I will apologize to them.

I won’t apologise to them. I might forgive them.

That said, I was thrown out of the Boy Scouts in the Seventies when I was exposed as an atheist. The Boy Scouts still officially prohibit atheists. Nope, no apology from me.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:54:44pm

re: #46 Kragar

What the Oathkeepers never said in public was their oath was to Russia.

I always, from day one, hated those god damn anti-american bastards. That’s why I have always called them The Oathbreakers.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:55:02pm

re: #32 Single-handed sailor

Svengali is basically fictional Rasputin. So, my guess, it’s because of Trump/Bannon.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:55:23pm

***oops klys beat me***

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:56:00pm

No, Trump didn’t change this

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:58:03pm

It’s only been what, 10 days? This is going to be a very long year….

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:58:28pm

She Who Must Be Obeyed and myself watched the last two episodes of The Pacific tonight, and then went back online to find this bullshit.

I read what happened, and suddenly the ghost of Richard Nixon popped up over my left shoulder and snarled

“At least I waited until October 20, 1973 until I imploded the Executive branch. I kept the evil contained for four and a half years. I also did some good things. The Clean Air Act. The Clean Water Act. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. I opened up China. This idiot has blown it up in eleven days. What a little incompetent putz.”

Tricky Dick was right. This is unprecedented. He’s gone by May.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:58:32pm

Sally Yates, standing her ground on the Constitution. That’s what patriotism looks like.

Not strutting around with a gun or waving around the Bible.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:58:32pm

re: #49 Myron Falwell

It was announced within the 7pm EST hour.

To the Boy Scouts of America: I am deeply sorry that I did not believe that you could hold yourself up to the ethical standard which you claimed to believe in. By your actions on 30 January 2017, you have proven me wrong and we are both better for it.

William Lewis
Former Cub Scout
Hayward, WI.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:58:59pm

I suspect I’m going to lose some of my Facebook “friends” soon, as I keep questioning them over their backwards and ill-informed posts.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:59:59pm

re: #50 Kragar

They all sport that Butt-head haircut like that fuckin’ nazi Richard Spencer. And this guy:

Hans Kurt Eisele, Nazi concentration camp doctor who personally murdered hundreds
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:00:25pm

re: #5 jaunte

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Apparently the words “Saturday Night Massacre” are totally lost on Republicans today.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:04:03pm

re: #57 austin_blue

Tricky Dick was right. This is unprecedented. He’s gone by May.

WHEN he’s gone is irrelevant. How we minimize the damage done till then is critical.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:04:13pm

re: #59 William Lewis

To the Boy Scouts of America: I am deeply sorry that I did not believe that you could hold yourself up to the ethical standard which you claimed to believe in. By your actions on 30 January 2017, you have proven me wrong and we are both better for it.

William Lewis
Former Cub Scout
Hayward, WI.

The Boy Scouts still only promote civics and patriotism in the guise of religion. It is their official position that you cannot be patriotic or civic-minded unless you are also religions.

No pass from me. I explained to my son when he was growing up why the Boy Scouts are a bigoted organisation when he expressed interest in joining.

He did not join when he learned they prohibit atheists. Saved him the heartbreak I felt when I was thrown out.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:05:46pm
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Moebym  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:05:51pm

re: #58 Anymouse

She’s just your average everyday American hero, doing her job.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:06:42pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:06:46pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:07:32pm

It was just yesterday that I mentioned that I was binge watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and how it seemed like it was playing out in real life…

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:08:08pm

re: #64 Anymouse

I refuse to paint with quite that broad a brush.

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coin operated  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:12:02pm

Swiped from a friends FB feed. Take Kim Davis, replace marriage licenses with refugee children, and it becomes the most accurate portrayal of Trump supporters I’ve found to date.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:14:39pm

Wife getting cheered for giving our representative hell today over at FetLife.
FetLife has turned into a hotbed of political activity in the last few weeks.

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All attacks start as probes. That was a probe I’ll bet Adrian Smith didn’t expect.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:16:54pm

re: #70 William Lewis

I refuse to paint with quite that broad a brush.

They do not permit atheists. They are the ones painting with a broad brush. Between atheists and agnostics that’s a sizeable portion of the populace they say cannot be patriotic. No different than GHW Bush, but they have a Congressional Charter to be bigots.

No quarter from me.

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:17:12pm

The R’s can’t escape this nouveau Saturday Night Massacre of ‘73. It will be the top story in the news cycle tomorrow. It was the beginning of the end for Nixon. It is the beginning of the end for Drumpf. The Congress will be paralyzed by this.

How to respond? Which way to spin? The White House has lost all credibility.

I’m laying in a load of popcorn. It’s going to be bobcats kicking each other’s guts out for dominance.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:17:38pm

First they came for the Muslims and we said “not this time.”

Then they came for the atheists, and we said “meh, I won’t paint them with a broad brush.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:17:47pm

re: #68 Kragar

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True, but the Saturday Night Massacre was one of the biggest moments in the march towards impeachment. It was public disgust in the wake of Nixon’s actions, forcing the resignations of the AG and Deputy AG for refusal to fire Cox, that ended up pushing the majority of Americans into supporting impeachment for the first time.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:19:57pm

re: #73 Anymouse

We’ve had this discussion before. I won’t play tonight with that brush. G’night.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:20:11pm

Well, Stars and Stripes has picked up the story…

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:24:08pm

re: #77 William Lewis

We’ve had this discussion before. I won’t play tonight with that brush. G’night.

I’m glad I can count on your support when Ayatollah Pence or President Bannon comes for my rights.

“But but we need to give them a chance. Don’t paint with such a broad brush.”

They are working on a bill to allow discrimination nationwide to discriminate against the LGBT. You don’t have a problem with that? “Well, let’s not paint with too broad a brush.”

I guess we’re not going to see eye-to-eye here. Boy Scouts reversing policy on transgender: Good. Boy Scouts still religious bigots: “Well, that’s a broad brush.” Okay then.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:24:40pm

re: #74 austin_blue

The R’s can’t escape this nouveau Saturday Night Massacre of ‘73. It will be the top story in the news cycle tomorrow. It was the beginning of the end for Nixon. It is the beginning of the end for Drumpf. The Congress will be paralyzed by this.

How to respond? Which way to spin? The White House has lost all credibility.

I’m laying in a load of popcorn. It’s going to be bobcats kicking each other’s guts out for dominance.

How will the GOP respond? They’ll dig deeper into denial, because that’s all they’ve got. They’ve been caught with their pants down, their own staff having been co-opted by the White House to write and pass EOs that are being treated by the administration as having the force of law. The administration has further declared that the courts do not have the power to stop the enforcement of those EOs. The time to act was Friday, when the EO was first announced and the implications of it made clear. Now? Now it’s become the end of The Shawshank Redemption for them, only with more tunneling through shit and no redemption.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:24:55pm

re: #74 austin_blue

The White House has lost all credibility.

Here I will interject that the Trump White House didn’t have any respectability to lose.

No one is really suprised at what is happening.

To me the only question is how long will certain Republicans in the House cower in fear? Same for the Senate, but the nomination hearings showed that a lot of Republican Senators at most are putting up a token response - see Rubio on Tillerson.

It is very possible that the Republicans in Congress will never fight back, see it in their best interest to bend over to whatever Trump wants.

I know people are holding out for the “moderate” Republicans in the Senate to take a stand, but that could be folly. None of them will be personally hurt by just remaining quiet. Whether any of them have an actual conscience about civil liberty matters will be proven in these days.

Remember - Nixon was impeached by a Democratic Congress. While some Republicans went along, it is only a matter of speculation whether if the Repubs were in control that it would have gone the same way. To get a same-party impeachment will be very difficult.

The worst part of this is that many of our fellow Americans gladly welcome the new fascism.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:26:39pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

Senator Hatch, on the issue of Betsy DeVos, went so far as to claim her detractors were “fake news”. Yup, he’s trying to gaslight the critics.

That is what at least one Republican Senator has done.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:27:29pm

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 61.

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:28:04pm

re: #81 freetoken


Remember - Nixon was impeached by a Democratic Congress. While some Republicans went along, it is only a matter of speculation whether if the Repubs were in control that it would have gone the same way. To get a same-party impeachment will be very difficult.

The worst part of this is that many of our fellow Americans gladly welcome the new fascism.

NIxon wasn’t impeached. He was threatened with impeachment, and he was visited by both Dems and R’s in the days before his resignation. The R’s noted to him it was for the good of the party, but he would go one way or another.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:30:15pm

re: #84 Anymouse

Yes, the impeachment vote loomed, but it was never executed - the threat was enough.

And while there were Republicans who went along, as you noted, it was for the “good of the party.”

Trump doesn’t care what is good for anyone but himself.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:30:26pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:33:36pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:36:03pm

Top of Twitter’s World Wide Trends:

Sally Yates.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:36:05pm

re: #86 Anymouse

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:37:32pm

re: #89 FormerDirtDart

Didn’t coal miners in W. Va., Ohio, and Penna. vote to bring that back?

Good times.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:40:12pm

Japan to explain facts about its auto market to Trump: Seko

Japan will explain the facts about its auto market to U.S. President Donald Trump and seek his understanding, trade minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday.

Good luck with that…

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:40:28pm

re: #83 Joe Bacon

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 61.

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

Friday is my birthday. I’ll be sixty one.

I imagine all shit will be breaking loose.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:41:46pm

FOX News Channel has Sean Spicer’s statement up following the firing of Sally Yates.
foxnews.com

It reads like a cult of personality.

The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

More at FOX. No comments appear to be allowed on the article.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:42:48pm

re: #83 Joe Bacon

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 61.

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

re: #92 austin_blue

Friday is my birthday. I’ll be sixty one.

I imagine all shit will be breaking loose.

Happy birthday you oldz. (:: Many happy returns.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:43:24pm

He, of course, means “pre-Trump”

“America in 2016 is on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867,”

“If you believed the wrong thing, the government attacked you. If you became successful, the government took your money,” he continues. “And if you dared go against the whims and will of society’s rulers, the government beheaded you.”

“You’ve got to have free markets with limited government, with the proper amount of regulation where you don’t jam entrepreneurship,”

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Moebym  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:44:07pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:45:38pm

re: #91 freetoken

How long before Trump tries to fire him?
/

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:46:45pm

Nixon’s WH Counsel

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:47:41pm

Joe Bacon and austin_blue:

Happy Birthday!
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:51:31pm
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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:52:12pm

re: #82 freetoken

Senator Hatch, on the issue of Betsy DeVos, went so far as to claim her detractors were “fake news”. Yup, he’s trying to gaslight the critics.

That is what at least one Republican Senator has done.

Tim Scott’s mouthpiece is claiming that 60% of constituent calls against her are coming from out of state. (some other Republican claimed the same %) A. Many in-state people have out of state cell phones. B His phones have also been unreachable for days.

Oh, and we are to ignore that the DeVos family gave his campaign $49,000.

(Old mavericky Lindsey Graham is all in for DeVos because of course he is)

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:52:13pm

re: #94 Anymouse

Happy birthday you oldz. (:: Many happy returns.

I don’t think of myself as oldz. I think of myself as imbued with a lifetime of experience.

I just volunteered for a position on the City of Austin’s Electric Utility Commission. I’ll probably get selected by a new Councilperson. I’ve been on the Resource Management Commission (six years, three as Vice Chair) and was a member of the original (Police) Chief’s Forum for four years.

Too bad they aren’t paying positions, but giving back to my City is important to me.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:52:34pm

re: #89 FormerDirtDart

I believe it was my great-great grandfather who drowned in a coal mine elevator when the operator lowered the car into a flooded mine shaft. The operator was drunk at the time.

The company graciously allowed his wife to stay on in the company housing, although she had to pay for it. She took in laundry, I believe. Not sure how many kids there were but it was at least two, possibly three. She was pregnant when he died.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:53:03pm

re: #100 Kragar

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“Checks and balances are there to prevent presidents from becoming too powerful!”

“If you don’t want to do what the president says, then you should resign!”

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:53:05pm

re: #83 Joe Bacon

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 61.

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

Happy Birthday! (It’s tomorrow here on the east coast)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:54:59pm

Well, just sat down and looked up the addresses for the closest local offices for my sisters’ representatives and senators, to be mailed off with the postage paid postcards I got for each of them.

I am doing my best to make it really fucking easy for them to make their voices heard. (In some cases, probably futilely, but dammit, they can at least speak up.)

((The baby sister lives in Steve King’s district for at least another 4 months.))

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:55:03pm

On the Sally Yates hastag, the world is getting in on it now. The firing is being tweeted in multiple languages by multiple news outlets around the world.

Live by Twitter, die by Twitter.

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freetoken  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:57:08pm

re: #97 Kragar

How long before Trump tries to fire him?

Like all bullies, Trump knows only to pick on people who won’t fight back.

But the reality of politics worldwide, and of diplomacy, is that those involved in such endeavors are pretty determined individuals.

Which brings me to this: the more I think about it, the more I am convinced (yeah, I know) that Trump’s success has everything to do with the religiosity of the American electorate. Contra to a few high-minded theologian types, Trump pretty much swept up the fundamentalists in large swaths of this country.

Why?

I think it really comes down to a desire to live in an alternate reality, where their beliefs will be reified instead of challenged.

Obama, and all us urban elites, are continually challenging the belief systems of the religious right.

OTOH, Trump is doing his best to tell them that they are right (even though he probably thinks they are fools.)

Anyway, while the right-wing fundamentalists are bending over backwards to come up with new excuses for Trump (see Beck as just one example), those around the world in leadership and diplomacy positions know exactly what Trump is. He won’t fool them.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 10:57:20pm

re: #102 austin_blue

I don’t think of myself as oldz. I think of myself as imbued with a lifetime of experience.

I just volunteered for a position on the City of Austin’s Electric Utility Commission. I’ll probably get selected by a new Councilperson. I’ve been on the Resource Management Commission (six years, there as Vice Chair) and was a member of the original (Police) Chief’s Forum for four years.

Too bad they aren’t paying positions, but giving back to my City is important to me.

Yay, and good on you for civic activism. We need people all up and down the chain from Governor to sewer commissioner. (One of my jobs is sewer commissioner: Things are always looking down.)

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:00:30pm
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Moebym  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:01:46pm

re: #107 Anymouse

612K Tweets, far outstripping every other Trending Topic. Damn.

And what’s being discussed in the United States? Seth, whoever he is.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:02:05pm

If a soldier under the Trump dictatorship came to my house and asked me my religion I would say “none.” If they try to take me away in a paddy wagon after that, they’re fixin’ for a serious bloody fight.

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:03:31pm

re: #109 Anymouse

Yay, and good on you for civic activism. We need people all up and down the chain from Governor to sewer commissioner. (One of my jobs is sewer commissioner: Things are always looking down.)

Dude, I was an ER Coordinator for the State and took two Hep A/B injections for lifetime protection because I spent so much time in sanitary sewers investigating gasoline releases that impacted them.

Good times interacting with toilet fish.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:07:34pm

re: #112 teleskiguy

If a soldier under the Trump dictatorship came to my house and asked me my religion I would say “none.” If they try to take me away in a paddy wagon after that, they’re fixin’ for a serious bloody fight.

Me, too. And I would do the same for my neighbours, religious or no. I wield a broad brush against fascists.

Wife points out over at FetLife they are now starting to organise for protests. They note the country doesn’t seem to have a tyrannical safe word. They are concerned about fading pressure by protesters.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:10:41pm
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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:10:54pm

Night Lizards. Sleepy time.

It won’t be initially led this way in the morning news, but the sacking of Sally Yates is the biggest fuck up by an Executive Administration since the Saturday Massacre of 1973.

Donald has blown up his Presidency in only 11 days.

Well done!

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:12:03pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:13:11pm

Twitter eggs still being “compassionate conservatives”

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:14:51pm

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:16:19pm

Oh, the irony…

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:18:12pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

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What? No Kanga? No Roo? No Piglet? No Eeyore? No Owl?

Lame as lame can be.

Good thing I can winge about that since nothing else of importance is going on in the good ol’ US of A!

And really, good night. Sweet scaly dreams.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:22:08pm
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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:27:06pm

LOL

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Joe Bacon  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:27:41pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart

He, of course, means “pre-Trump”

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F Papa John and his cardboard McCrap.

I go to Palermo’s on North Vermont in Los Angeles where Tony actually knows how to make incredible pizza!

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:30:27pm

Aaaand, FetLIfe is going after Trump and company on Twitter. This oughta be good. LOL

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Joe Bacon  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:31:48pm

re: #123 Anymouse

LOL

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:35:15pm

Aaand, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs gets a positive shoutout from Twitter FetLife.

My wife is howling in laughter and “attaboys” for Mr. Johnson.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:44:14pm

Snowflakes? I don’t think so. Conservative bad at analogies.

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The last thing I would call anyone over there is a “snowflake.”

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:47:50pm

This song is 40 years old.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:47:53pm

Brother-in-Law just weighed in on firing of acting attorney general: Trump is running Nixon’s playbook at Alvin and the Chipmunks speed.

He says he has a bottle of rum waiting to celebrate his hounding from the White House.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 11:52:51pm
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:11:45am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:16:13am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:24:23am

This former USAID worker during the Iraq War just opened a Twitter account. He has very few followers, because he opened it specifically to address Mr. Trump’s cruel EO, noting Twitter seems to be the only way to get through to him.

He relates the names and details of people in Iraq who supported our troops: Blown up, assassinated, gassed, fled in terror, &c, and those that survived how long it took them to get in the country.

It is a long list. This fellow deserves to be re-twetted.

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teleskiguy  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:36:49am

This song is 30 years old.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:40:02am

re: #135 teleskiguy

Are they trying for a Roger Dean-esque album cover, as Yes has done for decades?

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teleskiguy  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:44:15am

re: #136 Anymouse

Why are you asking me? I have no fucking clue.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:45:36am

re: #137 teleskiguy

Sorry, I didn’t mean to step on any toes. I figured since you posted the video (thanks for that), I thought you might know something about the album art displayed.

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teleskiguy  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:50:04am

re: #138 Anymouse

I look at art, for the most part. And leave the criticism to the folks who can’t shut the fuck up about the art. Some criticism is actually very good, but only some.

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teleskiguy  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:59:41am

“You know, this stuff is so much like that stuff, and that’s…”

“I see too many similarities, and that’s …”

“They’re just ripping off this other shit, and it’s …”

… It’s tiring to hear this. As a consumer of art, I get tired of this shit.

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teleskiguy  Jan 31, 2017 • 1:01:10am

*rant off*

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 1:26:34am

re: #95 FormerDirtDart

“America in 2016 is on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867,”

“If you believed the wrong thing, the government attacked you. If you became successful, the government took your money,” he continues. “And if you dared go against the whims and will of society’s rulers, the government beheaded you.”

“You’ve got to have free markets with limited government, with the proper amount of regulation where you don’t jam entrepreneurship,”

Okay, first thing, there was no Germany in 1867, at least not as a unified single country.

Second, while the Prussians were far from the most benevolent regime, I don’t recall them randomly beheading people, although I know a lot of liberals emigrated after the failed 1848 revolutions.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 1:46:49am

re: #139 teleskiguy

I look at art, for the most part. And leave the criticism to the folks who can’t shut the fuck up about the art. Some criticism is actually very good, but only some.

Sorry I did not respond right back: I was on my private E-mail server writing the county prosecutor/village attorney settling an issue over the last village board meeting about who was appointed to which expiring term. (It matters for election filings.)

I wasn’t criticising the artwork. I was just curious if the artist was inspired by Howard Dean - lots of artists get inspiration from other artists. Looking at the artwork that’s how it struck me, though I suppose I could track down the artist’s name and ask him or her myself.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 1:58:26am

Well, this isn’t post-modern, but is apropos for what’s going on with the government at the moment.

Disturbed’s cover of Land of Confusion

Disturbed - Land Of Confusion [Official Music Video]

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 2:05:55am

re: #94 Anymouse

Happy birthday you oldz. (:: Many happy returns.

My 61st was on Saturday, which was also the first day of the Year of the Rooster.

Who you callin’ “oldz” whippersnapper?

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 2:08:44am

re: #95 FormerDirtDart

He, of course, means “pre-Trump”

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John Schnatter is a raving nutjob. Pretty sure he’s not referring to Trump, but he might have accidentally predicted the future under Trump.

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Scout  Jan 31, 2017 • 2:34:27am

re: #83 Joe Bacon

Tomorrow is my birthday. I will turn 61.

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

On my birthday in 2003, George W. Bush started the Iraq War, and we all now what a terrific move that was.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:00:05am

re: #145 wheat-dogg

My 61st was on Saturday, which was also the first day of the Year of the Rooster.

Who you callin’ “oldz” whippersnapper?

I’m fifty-six, so there. Phhhht.

I’ll take whippersnapper: It’s been at least five years since I was carded for cigarettes or booze (really, about five years).

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:01:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:04:38am

re: #149 Anymouse

And Sessions is being “wrongly held up for strictly political reasons”.

Those “political reasons” being that he is unfit to serve in the office he was nominated for.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:06:29am

Uh oh, someone dug up the law that designates who must be on the National Security Council, and that they must be approved by Congress.

law.cornell.edu

(a) Establishment; presiding officer; functions; compositionThere is established a council to be known as the National Security Council (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Council”).The President of the United States shall preside over meetings of the Council: Provided, That in his absence he may designate a member of the Council to preside in his place.The function of the Council shall be to advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to the national security so as to enable the military services and the other departments and agencies of the Government to cooperate more effectively in matters involving the national security.The Council shall be composed of—
(1) the President;
(2) the Vice President;
(3) the Secretary of State;
(4) the Secretary of Defense;
(5) the Secretary of Energy; and
(6) the Secretaries and Under Secretaries of other executive departments and of the military departments, when appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to serve at his pleasure.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:14:42am

re: #67 Anymouse

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We can probably thank Tim Kaine or Mark Warner for that douchebag.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:19:33am

re: #148 Anymouse

I’m fifty-six, so there. Phhhht.

I’ll take whippersnapper: It’s been at least five years since I was carded for cigarettes or booze (really, about five years).

In Japan the drinking age is 20. Every time I buy beer or wine in a 7-eleven, I have to tap a screen affirming I am above 20. It’s required or else the sale can’t proceed.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:25:21am

I spent most of the day today at the Hiroshima Peace Park and Museum. While post-processing one of my photos, I unintentionally jacked up the contrast on one shot and ended up with something quite good. I share it now.

Instagram

The A Bomb Dome in Hiroshima

I learned something I did not know from my studies of the Hiroshima bombing. In the days just before the A-bombing, there were tens of thousands of junior high and high school students doing service work in the city, helping prepare firebreaks in case of conventional bombing. Thus, there were many kids out in the city who might normally not have been there on Aug. 6, 1945. Most did not survive.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:27:59am

Rupert Murdoch comes out with a very carefully worded and light rebuke of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban:

smh.com.au
(Goes to the Sydney Morning Herald

Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban has finally triggered a response from his biggest media benefactor: Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

The owner of Fox News unveiled a very measured rebuke to Trump’s ban affecting majority Muslim nations, with the public release of an internal memo from Lachlan and James Murdoch.

More at the link above, with video

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:28:32am

re: #153 wheat-dogg

In Japan the drinking age is 20. Every time I buy beer or wine in a 7-eleven, I have to tap a screen affirming I am above 20. It’s required or else the sale can’t proceed.

Tap it with what, a beer bottle?

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:34:00am

For the Scientist’s March, since I was an aviation electronics technician in the Navy, I proudly ripped off someone else’s idea for a protest sign that maybe a few people will get here:

R = V / I !! Resist!!

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:38:08am

Of course, a more compact sign would simply read:

ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 3:45:33am

Who knew you had to close every HTML command with a solidus or you get a whole bunch of badly-formatted HTML code instead of a nice bunch of coloured letters Omega? Well, it’s fixed now if you recycle comment 158

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:15:27am

re: #130 Anymouse

Brother-in-Law just weighed in on firing of acting attorney general: Trump is running Nixon’s playbook at Alvin and the Chipmunks speed.

He says he has a bottle of rum waiting to celebrate his hounding from the White House.

So I’m not nuts. I also thought about this… that it’s Watergate set to ludicrous speed. Days instead of months.

This is a régime that is losing control of practically every single thing in record time.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:21:07am

re: #160 Myron Falwell

So I’m not nuts. I also thought about this… that it’s Watergate set to ludicrous speed. Days instead of months.

This is a régime that is losing control of practically every single thing in record time.

I’m all for that record.

Word out is tomorrow (well today later), President Bannon will have his office secretary Donald Trump sign an Executive Order allowing nationwide discrimination of LGBTQ persons.

I’m not sure how such a thing could override state laws and local ordinances that prohibit that sort of thing, though it could overturn President Obama’s EO prohibiting Federal contractors from doing it.

I’m guessing peole will be taking to the streets again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:28:27am

re: #161 Anymouse

I’m all for that record.

Word out is tomorrow (well today later), President Bannon will have his office secretary Donald Trump sign an Executive Order allowing nationwide discrimination of LGBTQ persons.

He has to be secretive about it…there are a lot of bad gay dudes out there who would be rushing out getting married and adopting children if he gave any advance notice…

/

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:31:13am

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

He has to be secretive about it…there are a lot of bad gay dudes out there who would be rushing out getting married and adopting children if he gave any advance notice…

/

Well. Thursday is the National Prayer Breakfast in secularChristian America, so it is possible it could be unveiled then.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:32:58am

re: #163 Anymouse

Well. Thursday is the National Prayer Breakfast in secularChristian America, so it is possible it could be unveiled then.

Inasmuch as this is going to be couched as a religious crusade against sodomy, that would be entirely fitting.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:35:36am
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Henny Penny  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:35:44am

Henny Penny

Henny Penny, more commonly known in the United States as Chicken Little and sometimes as Chicken Licken, is a folk tale with a moral in the form of a cumulative tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. The phrase “The sky is falling!” features prominently in the story, and has passed into the English language as a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. Versions of the story go back more than 25 centuries;[1] it continues to be referenced in a variety of media.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:36:55am

re: #166 Henny Penny

Henny Penny

Hmm. And this relates to what? I am confused.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:37:55am

re: #108 freetoken

Like all bullies, Trump knows only to pick on people who won’t fight back.

But the reality of politics worldwide, and of diplomacy, is that those involved in such endeavors are pretty determined individuals.

Which brings me to this: the more I think about it, the more I am convinced (yeah, I know) that Trump’s success has everything to do with the religiosity of the American electorate. Contra to a few high-minded theologian types, Trump pretty much swept up the fundamentalists in large swaths of this country.

Why?

I think it really comes down to a desire to live in an alternate reality, where their beliefs will be reified instead of challenged.

Obama, and all us urban elites, are continually challenging the belief systems of the religious right.

OTOH, Trump is doing his best to tell them that they are right (even though he probably thinks they are fools.)

Anyway, while the right-wing fundamentalists are bending over backwards to come up with new excuses for Trump (see Beck as just one example), those around the world in leadership and diplomacy positions know exactly what Trump is. He won’t fool them.

Read this. It’s really interesting.

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Henny Penny  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:41:36am

re: #167 Anymouse

An observation in the life and times of human beings.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:49:26am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:52:04am

re: #161 Anymouse

I’m all for that record.

Word out is tomorrow (well today later), President Bannon will have his office secretary Donald Trump sign an Executive Order allowing nationwide discrimination of LGBTQ persons.

I’m not sure how such a thing could override state laws and local ordinances that prohibit that sort of thing, though it could overturn President Obama’s EO prohibiting Federal contractors from doing it.

I’m guessing peole will be taking to the streets again.

Uniting every single group that isn’t the WASPs solidly — and vociferously — against you is always a winning strategy. //

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:53:28am

re: #168 MsJ

Thank you for the Storify post on Christian fundamentalists and proclivity for authoritarianism.

I’ve essentially known this all my life, but probably could not have articulated it as well as the author.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:54:13am

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Also, piece suggests chaos broke out Friday partly because Kushner was observing the sabbath. File that one away.

Does this mean we should expect an enemy attack on Yom Kippur?

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steve_davis  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:54:16am

re: #50 Kragar

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oh, look. a high and tight. sieg heil, motherfucker. oh, and you ruined a perfectly good hair cut that I wanted to try until you fuckers ruined it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:55:15am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Does this mean we should expect an enemy attack on Yom Kippur?

Hey I was in Jerusalem in 1973! That was a scary time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:55:46am

re: #171 Myron Falwell

Uniting every single group that isn’t the ignorant, bigoted WASPs solidly — and vociferously — against you is always a winning strategy. //

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 4:56:56am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

WASP: White Atheist Secular Progressive.

No? /s

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:03:20am

re: #177 Anymouse

WASP: White Atheist Secular Progressive.

No? /s

Personally I would rather vote for an atheist for public office than a person who must always put on public displays of religiosity.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:04:15am

Behold, the tiny-fingered Tweeter in its morning rage

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:06:21am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn’t work!

ask him why there are only eight SCOTUS justices right now…

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:06:44am

re: #172 Anymouse

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:08:06am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

Behold, the tiny-fingered Tweeter in its morning rage

He’s a 70 year old — pampered for almost his entire life — with the mentality of a first grader.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:10:19am

re: #182 Myron Falwell

He’s a 70 year old — pampered for almost his entire life — with the mentality impulse control of a first grader.

ftfy

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:11:29am

re: #182 Myron Falwell

He’s a 70 year old — pampered for almost his entire life — with the mentality of a first grader.

I rather disagree with that, but I find him very manipulative and willing to say or do anything that he thinks will advance his position and damage his opponents.

Again: the Wall, the Muslim Ban and any potential LGBT right restrictions are first and foremost symbolic acts to demonstrate our Sacred National Resolve to make ourselves Pure and Holy, free from foreign infestation and domestic moral turpitude.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:11:46am

re: #178 The Vicious Babushka

Personally I would rather vote for an atheist for public office than a person who must always put on public displays of religiosity.

I like Senator Ernie Chambers here (though he represents North Omaha, not me).

Religion is never part of any of his work in the Unicameral, he just works on legislation and meeting constituents and such - unless one of our wingnut senators goes off on a religious tear with a bill.

Senator Chambers is famous in Nebraska for suing God for devastation and destruction rained down on the state in the form of floods, tornadoes, droughts, and such. The Republicans in the Unicameral were trying to repeal state legislation preventing frivolous lawsuits, so Senator Chambers entered one. (He was fined, but he made his point.)

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:12:55am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I rather disagree with that, but I find him very manipulative and willing to say or do anything that he thinks will advance his position and damage his opponents.

Again: the Wall, the Muslim Ban and any potential LGBT right restrictions are first and foremost symbolic acts to demonstrate our Sacred National Resolve to make ourselves Pure and Holy, free from foreign infestation and domestic moral turpitude.

Domestic Moral Turpitude is going to be the name of my fusion Irish Folk-Country and Western band.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:14:35am

re: #186 Anymouse

Domestic Moral Turpitude is going to be the name of my fusion Irish Folk-Country and Western band.

My buddy in Chandler, AZ has a band called Clusterfolk.

He built the hammered dulcimer we used in our first Irishy folk band, ca 1981…still makes instruments in his garage.

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darthstar  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:19:42am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:20:15am

re: #184 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I rather disagree with that, but I find him very manipulative and willing to say or do anything that he thinks will advance his position and damage his opponents.

Again: the Wall, the Muslim Ban and any potential LGBT right restrictions are first and foremost symbolic acts to demonstrate our Sacred National Resolve to make ourselves Pure and Holy, free from foreign infestation and domestic moral turpitude.

I’m struggling to figure out how this sort of behavior actually helps him/them. They hold the cards but are so fucking horrible at it… so much so that their pattern of unpredictability yields a pattern of predictability.

I would also change the saying to Domestic Moral Derpitude. 😉

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:26:56am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My buddy in Chandler, AZ has a band called Clusterfolk.

He built the hammered dulcimer we used in our first Irishy folk band, ca 1981…still makes instruments in his garage.

I couldn’t build a hammered dulcimer if I hired a luthier to do it.

My hammered dulcimer is starting to suffer the slings and arrows of all hammered dulcimers: It is pulling up on the ends from the tension of all the strings.

I am trying to talk my wife into letting me drop around $1700 for this dulcimer with added dampers.

manufacturing.dustystrings.com

As of yet, no.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:28:22am

Bannon wants to burn everything to the ground as quickly as possible. But according to the COTUS this is not considered actual TREASON unless he is acting as the agent of a foreign power with whom the US is actively at war. If he is doing this just for LULZ is it still a crime?

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:29:13am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Sessions is being “wrongly held up for strictly political reasons”.

Those “political reasons” being that he is unfit to serve in the office he was nominated for.

Sessions is a racist and doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state principle which has served this country so well. He doesn’t deserve to be our next AG. I hope the Democrats hold fast in opposing him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:29:53am

re: #190 Anymouse

I couldn’t build a hammered dulcimer if I hired a luthier to do it.

My hammered dulcimer is starting to suffer the slings and arrows of all hammered dulcimers: It is pulling up on the ends from the tension of all the strings.

I am trying to talk my wife into letting me drop around $1700 for this dulcimer with added dampers.

manufacturing.dustystrings.com

As of yet, no.

I also could not not think of trying to build anything out of wood more challenging than a birdhouse.

The first dulcimer my buddy built (with plans he had sent to him by the Smithsonian) folded and buckled up in the middle. Fortunately, nobody was playing it at the time…

We were called The Rural Electrification Project.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:32:21am

re: #189 Myron Falwell

I’m struggling to figure out how this sort of behavior actually helps him/them. They hold the cards but are so fucking horrible at it… so much so that their pattern of unpredictability yields a pattern of predictability.

I would also change the saying to Domestic Moral Derpitude. 😉

We would be in worse trouble if they weren’t so incompetent at becoming autocrats. It’s like watching a roomful of people with their hair on fire. Trump did what I expected — he fired Yates — but the backlash will far outweigh his intended goal. While Trump and his mouthpiece Spicer called her an Obama appointee, in fact she was appointed by W Bush and re-appointed by Obama. Republicans in DC will know this and see exactly what kind of nutcase they’re dealing with.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:33:27am

re: #179 The Vicious Babushka

Behold, the tiny-fingered Tweeter in its morning rage

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Rich Donald considering why you’re getting a Supreme Court pick.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:33:42am

re: #194 wheat-dogg

We would be in worse trouble if they weren’t so incompetent at becoming autocrats. It’s like watching a roomful of people with their hair on fire. Trump did what I expected — he fired Yates — but the backlash will far outweigh his intended goal. While Trump and his mouthpiece Spicer called her an Obama appointee, in fact she was appointed by W Bush and re-appointed by Obama. Republicans in DC will know this and see exactly what kind of nutcase they’re dealing with.

Nuance is a fragile flower that has been trampled to death in the current media climate…

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:36:03am

I just suggested this one to her, and she asked me if I wanted to take a mortgage out on our house to buy it (I doubt I could talk my bank into a loan for a dulcimer, but then the bank owner has heard me play, so maybe).

manufacturing.dustystrings.com
(with sound sample of the instrument)

It’s about fifty percent of my weight or so though. Lugging my 16/15 around is pretty heavy already.

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jeffreyw  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:37:13am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:38:54am

re: #194 wheat-dogg

We would be in worse trouble if they weren’t so incompetent at becoming autocrats. It’s like watching a roomful of people with their hair on fire. Trump did what I expected — he fired Yates — but the backlash will far outweigh his intended goal. While Trump and his mouthpiece Spicer called her an Obama appointee, in fact she was appointed by W Bush and re-appointed by Obama. Republicans in DC will know this and see exactly what kind of nutcase they’re dealing with.

However, it fits their narrative to call her “an Obama appointee” because the right wing Derp-o-Web will run with it, facts will not penetrate, and their readers and constituents will be unlikely to look it up for themselves.

Already the right is complaining that she was “grandstanding,” never mind Nixon’s attorney general did the exact same thing when ordered to fire Archibald Cox.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:40:09am

re: #194 wheat-dogg

We would be in worse trouble if they weren’t so incompetent at becoming autocrats. It’s like watching a roomful of people with their hair on fire. Trump did what I expected — he fired Yates — but the backlash will far outweigh his intended goal. While Trump and his mouthpiece Spicer called her an Obama appointee, in fact she was appointed by W Bush and re-appointed by Obama. Republicans in DC will know this and see exactly what kind of nutcase they’re dealing with.

While they may or may not know the nutcases involved, the only question is whether they will act. And to that, I say No. Not until the New Deal has been unraveled. Then they might…but really, who will be left to care?

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:42:51am
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Alyosha  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:44:58am

Not sure on how he’ll vote on the Trump cabinet noms but here is Tim Kaine nailing the Holocaust Remembrance Day shmozzle as it pertains to the recent Muslim ban.

Tim Kaine GOES HARD: Calls Trump Admin. Holocaust Denial & Muslim ‘Test’ EXACTLY What They Are

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:46:56am

re: #153 wheat-dogg

In Japan the drinking age is 20. Every time I buy beer or wine in a 7-eleven, I have to tap a screen affirming I am above 20. It’s required or else the sale can’t proceed.

Wow, last time I was there (about 10 years ago) you’d still see kids fetching beer from the store or vending machines for their parents. Getting serious, I guess.

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darthstar  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:47:46am

I agree with Willis on a lot of things, but lazy tweets like this get under my skin.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:48:07am

Killings at Quebec City Mosque Force Canadians to Confront a Strain of Intolerance

Lise Lavary, a columnist for the tabloid Journal de Montreal, said it may be time for the debate to calm down.

“I am a very vocal opponent of Islamism, and I realize now that whenever I condemn ISIS a lot of people view this as me condemning every Muslim on earth,” she said by telephone on Monday. “Self-censorship looms for the common good.”

So it took a massacre for her to “calm down”?

Fuck her.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:48:17am

re: #194 wheat-dogg

We would be in worse trouble if they weren’t so incompetent at becoming autocrats. It’s like watching a roomful of people with their hair on fire. Trump did what I expected — he fired Yates — but the backlash will far outweigh his intended goal. While Trump and his mouthpiece Spicer called her an Obama appointee, in fact she was appointed by W Bush and re-appointed by Obama. Republicans in DC will know this and see exactly what kind of nutcase they’re dealing with.

Absolutely. Replace Trump with Ted Cruz — younger, and with a semblance of discipline and methodology to administer such despotic madness.

That’s a horror story even Stephen King would be afraid to write up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:50:20am

re: #202 Alyosha

Not sure on how he’ll vote on the Trump cabinet noms but here is Tim Kaine nailing the Holocaust Remembrance Day shmozzle as it pertains to the recent Muslim ban.

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Kaine I know came out against Devos and Sessions.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:51:38am

re: #205 electrotek

She could start by getting rid of the word Islamism.

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darthstar  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:51:51am

re: #201 MsJ

Love this…from that article

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:51:56am

This is comforting. :-(

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:52:13am

re: #206 Myron Falwell

Absolutely. Replace Trump with Ted Cruz — younger, and with a semblance of discipline and methodology to administer such despotic madness.

That’s a horror story even Stephen King would be afraid to write up.

Yeah I have no doubt that Cruz would somehow be even worse than Trump.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:54:24am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

Wow, last time I was there (about 10 years ago) you’d still see kids fetching beer from the store or vending machines for their parents. Getting serious, I guess.

They probably still do. You don’t need to show ID or anything. Just touch the screen where it says “I am 20 or older” and Bob’s your uncle.

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weave  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:55:48am

Yeah, looking like this is not a legit account. This is the second time I know of that an inside leak was trumped (yack) by the news media first.

…and now it’s teasing like it knows the SC pick. Doubt it.

Oh well, I’m not giving up hope but disappointed.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:57:38am

re: #204 darthstar

I agree with Willis on a lot of things, but lazy tweets like this get under my skin.

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I have to disagree. The fact is that if this was Obama (or Carter during the Iran attempt), the media - all media - would be all up in arms. Had Obama did what Trump did over the Holocaust remembrance it would have been a massive deal that we would be talking about for weeks.

There is a difference and that difference needs to be spotlighted. It doesn’t mean there aren’t other issues or that those issues should be back-burnered, but there is a rampant bias between dems and gopers. There is a reason IOKIYAR is a thing.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:57:46am

re: #211 HappyWarrior

Yeah I have no doubt that Cruz would somehow be even worse than Trump.

A Cruz-Pence White House would be the beginning of the Great American Theocracy. Pence by himself may not be able to pull it off, especially after President Bannon turns the USA into a smoldering pile of ashes.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 5:59:08am

re: #213 weave

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:00:14am

I’m actually surprised but I’m not going to give Trump an atta boy either.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:00:49am

re: #215 wheat-dogg

A Cruz-Pence White House would be the beginning of the Great American Theocracy. Pence by himself may not be able to pull it off, especially after President Bannon turns the USA into a smoldering pile of ashes.

It’s just all so bad.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:02:38am

re: #213 weave

I am, too. I thought it was real and I still hope it is real but I very highly doubt it is.

As to LBGT issues, that would have surprised me since donny is all show biz and there are lots of very beloved gays in the show biz. There’s no way Hollywood, meaning trump, is going to shit on them. I just don’t see that.

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BlackPearl  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:04:06am
re: #190 Anymouse

I am trying to talk my wife into letting me drop around $1700 for this dulcimer with added dampers.

manufacturing.dustystrings.com

As of yet, no.

Sigh, I used to work a block away from there. That was a dangerous store to browse during lunch breaks…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:04:29am

re: #219 MsJ

I am, too. I thought it was real and I still hope it is real but I very highly doubt it is.

As to LBGT issues, that would have surprised me since donny is all show biz and there are lots of very beloved gays in the show biz. There’s no way Hollywood, meaning trump, is going to shit on them. I just don’t see that.

Well, the Muslim ban was supposed to be “FOR TEH GHEYS!!!!” so he has weird ways of showing support to the LGBTQ population.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:05:18am

Wingnuts gotta wing:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:05:29am

re: #203 Barefoot Grin

Wow, last time I was there (about 10 years ago) you’d still see kids fetching beer from the store or vending machines for their parents. Getting serious, I guess.

That blew my mind when I first came to Germany (around 1988) and I saw a kid go into a grocery store, slap down 20 marks and fetch two bottles of Korn schnapps for his dad. It was clear from the conversation with the cashier that she knew the kid and his dad and that he did such things regularly, but I could not imagine that happening in the ‘States

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darthstar  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:06:20am

re: #214 MsJ

President Obama served us admirably for eight years without doing anything as ignorant and offensive as Trump has in his first week. The premise of the hypothetical isn’t worth the effort.

What would the media say if Obama hired a white supremacist as his personal assistant? Please re-read the question.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:07:00am

re: #208 Belafon

She could start by getting rid of the word Islamism.

Problem is, a lot of people see Islam = Islamism just as they see Judaism = Zionism.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:07:51am

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That blew my mind when I first came to Germany (around 1988) and I saw a kid go into a grocery store, slap down 20 marks and fetch two bottles of Korn schnapps for his dad. It was clear from the conversation with the cashier that she knew the kid and his dad and that he did such things regularly, but I could not imagine that happening in the ‘States

When I visited Moscow 10 years ago even the smallest corner bodega had a YOOGE alcohol selection, gas stations sold alcohol, and people would wander around in the street guzzling from bottles, not even hiding them in paper bags like the stew bums you see in Detroit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:08:34am

re: #219 MsJ

I am, too. I thought it was real and I still hope it is real but I very highly doubt it is.

As to LBGT issues, that would have surprised me since donny is all show biz and there are lots of very beloved gays in the show biz. There’s no way Hollywood, meaning trump, is going to shit on them. I just don’t see that.

I see LGBT issues as very low on his list of priorities.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:10:42am

re: #222 Anymouse

Wingnuts gotta wing:

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So Wingnut when’s the last time you showed up to greet returning veterans? And last I saw returning vets weren’t scapegoated the way you assholes do refugees.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:10:49am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

When I visited Moscow 10 years ago even the smallest corner bodega had a YOOGE alcohol selection, gas stations sold alcohol, and people would wander around in the street guzzling from bottles, not even hiding them in paper bags like the stew bums you see in Detroit.

And Poland has 24/7 alcohol shops.

And Krakow has a 24-hour pierogi restaurant, with big signs up in English, Russian and Polish that alcohol is not allowed on the premises…

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BlackPearl  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:12:56am

re: #226 The Vicious Babushka

When I visited Moscow 10 years ago even the smallest corner bodega had a YOOGE alcohol selection, gas stations sold alcohol, and people would wander around in the street guzzling from bottles, not even hiding them in paper bags like the stew bums you see in Detroit.

Um, that’s Hamburg now. Those were all pretty shocking when I got here, but I don’t see it as a big deal now. (OTOH, people are usually drinking beer openly, occasionally wine on a Friday night. Korn (hard alcohol) from the bottle still gets the side-eye from people.)

(Although, apparently binge drinking is getting out of control: thelocal.de )

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:13:02am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:13:22am

Besides returning vets want a very private reunion with their loved ones. We appreciate them on the left but our way of saying thanks is not grandstanding one minute and forgetting them the next aka the GOP way.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:13:27am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

I’m actually surprised but I’m not going to give Trump an atta boy either.

His evangelical supporters won’t like this, but I bet they’re inclined to let it slide in return for a Sessions AG, a couple of Scalia SC picks, etc, who will probably do much more to kneecap LGBT rights, and many other rights as well.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:13:40am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I see LGBT issues as very low on his list of priorities.

Inorite? There are so many others to fuck over first.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:13:50am

re: #231 MsJ

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Jesus that’s bad.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:14:19am

re: #233 Sir John Barron

His evangelical supporters won’t like this, but I bet they’re inclined to let it slide in return for a Sessions AG, a couple of Scalia SC picks, etc, who will probably do much more to kneecap LGBT rights, and many other rights as well.

Right.

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BlackPearl  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:14:59am

re: #229 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And Poland has 24/7 alcohol shops.

And Krakow has a 24-hour pierogi restaurant, with big signs up in English, Russian and Polish that alcohol is not allowed on the premises…

We saw that this summer, calling it our “emergency pierogie”! We actually didn’t make it there. While the Polish food was amazing we also found a poutine shop, and a Korean restaurant, and…

(My grandma would disown me, but I think Polish soups are better than pierogies.)

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:15:29am

re: #216 Belafon

What an abject clusterfuck. They make the Keystone Kops look like Navy SEAL Team 6.

I wouldn’t want to give these morons credit for anything.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:15:57am

re: #217 HappyWarrior

I’m actually surprised but I’m not going to give Trump an atta boy either.

Maybe he is at his limit of fights to pick.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:16:42am

re: #239 Unshaken Defiance

Maybe he is at his limit of fights to pick.

Yeah that’s a good observation.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:17:23am

Mmmmm pierogis. Damned fellow Slavs.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:17:44am

re: #235 HappyWarrior

Jesus that’s bad.

It’s all bad. All of it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:18:24am

re: #242 MsJ

It’s all bad. All of it.

It’s only gonna get worse.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:19:17am

re: #243 HappyWarrior

It’s only gonna get worse.

Unfortunately. And since the GOP is all about party over country and power above people, we are truly and deeply screwed.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:20:03am

Greets and saluts from the resistance. The cabal of cronies headed by Bannon with the figurehead Trump are continuing to erode civil rights and legal protections, to say nothing of sabotaging national security policy making - starting with inclusion of Bannon on the NSC while excluding the JCS and DNI. That, by itself, is a huge tell that Bannon and Trump have no need to follow protocol, listen to the generals and intel community and will instead impose their views on everyone else. Those that don’t fall in line will be sidelined, called out for being unAmerican or worse.

And it’s only day 11.

The special snowflakes who are complaining that Democrats are threatening to slow the cabal’s confirmation hearings don’t seem to remember that the GOP blew up comity and decorum when they refused to hold a single hearing or vote on Garland. There is no equivalent action by Democrats anywhere in history. The GOP refused to do their jobs, and they still refuse to do their jobs, by refusing to advise and consent on confirming qualified candidates for the cabinet. Rather, they’re intent on rubber stamping unqualified, unprepared, and those actively intent on sabotaging functioning govt programs. Democrats have no reason to go along with any of this, and actions from this weekend seem to have disabused them of the notion that this is an Administration that any of them should work with.

Trump gets to go on tv and announce his supreme court pick tonight. And I suspect that will not be the biggest news today.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:20:05am

re: #231 MsJ

If it could be proved that Bannon is an agent of Russia he’s committing actual TREASON but if he is just doing this by himself for LULZ is it even a crime?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:20:50am

This made me smile

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:22:59am

re: #246 The Vicious Babushka

If it could be proved that Bannon is an agent of Russia he’s committing actual TREASON but if he is just doing this by himself for LULZ is it even a crime?

If a tree falls in the woods, and no one hears it, are Trump and Bannon still traitors?

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:25:42am

re: #247 Unshaken Defiance

This made me smile

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This too…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:26:22am

re: #246 The Vicious Babushka

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If it could be proved that Bannon is an agent of Russia he’s committing actual TREASON but if he is just doing this by himself for LULZ is it even a crime?

Almost certainly “No”. The University of the Intertubes law school has made it clear that the constitutional definition of treason is very narrow. They meet a folk-definition of traitors or betrayers already.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:29:00am

Looks like things got a bit testy at a demonstration at the Ohio State House in downtown Columbus last night. Police had to pepper spray some of the folks that were out blocking the intersection of State and High Streets.

There is a another protest this afternoon on Front Street at the Federal Building where Senator Rob Portman has his office.

Three days in a row Columbus people have held protests. I don’t know if that has happened before.

Iframe

Here is a link to a Columbus Dispatch article about last night.

The Columbus Dispatch - Police use pepper spray to disperse Downtown protesters

Columbus police used pepper spray to disperse a couple of hundred protesters who were blocking a major Downtown intersection Monday night.

The protesters were remnants of a group of more than 2,000 who held a peaceful gathering earlier in the night at the Statehouse. Opposition to President Donald Trump appeared to be the main reason for the protest.

Chanting “Our Street” and anti-Trump slogans, the smaller group spilled onto South High and State streets about 8:45 p.m., blocking the intersection.

More than 20 police cruisers responded, and the bicycle patrol also was deployed.

When the protesters saw that officers had their gas masks on and were preparing to push them north down High Street, they chanted “Shame.”

The crowd quickly dispersed, however, when police deployed the pepper spray at 9:05 p.m. - after instructions to get out of the street were ignored.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:33:07am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:34:29am

re: #253 lawhawk

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:38:15am

re: #253 lawhawk

So, the information gathered by the CIA is credible.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:40:53am

re: #255 Belafon

So, the information gathered by the CIA is credible.

Not that Trump would trust the CIA.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:42:41am

re: #256 wheat-dogg

Not that Trump would trust the CIA.

It’s not Trump I’m thinking of. Whenever someone talks about how credible their info is, just say “Well, the Russians are charging someone with treason for leaking it.”

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:43:35am

re: #201 MsJ

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Interesting. Bannon seems to be taking advantage of their absence and pushing out the extreme stuff while they’re not there.

The Kushners may be the first to bail, unless their loyalty to Man-Baby keeps them there. But do they have enough pull to get rid of Bannon? And is Bannon craven enough to throw them under the bus to ram his agenda through?

And would Man-Baby retaliate if his little girl was attacked like that?

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:47:32am

re: #214 MsJ

re: #224 darthstar

I gotta agree with MsJ here. The whole point is how embedded the double standards the news media operated and continues to operate on persist and influence the results we get. Obama didn’t do in 8 years even a tenth near of what Trump has already done in his first 11 days, this is true. But look at how Obama was treated so often, where he and allies had to seemingly provide proof in triplicate that something wasn’t going to be the literal apocalypse and the news would still breathlessly act like he just gave the Seventh Sign.

Trump, for all his mayhem, is still getting soft pedaled and treated more gingerly than unilateral action like the WH’s deserves, even after countless, countless attacks on the media itself by Trump and supporters. They still treat him with more respect than Obama ever got in his honeymoon period, even when other media are rightfully pointing out and mocking how much of a shitshow this is.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:49:19am

re: #259 Citizen K

I gotta agree with MsJ here. The whole point is how embedded the double standards the news media operated and continues to operate on persist and influence the results we get. Obama didn’t do in 8 years even a tenth near of what Trump has already done in his first 11 days, this is true. But look at how Obama was treated so often, where he and allies had to seemingly provide proof in triplicate that something wasn’t going to be the literal apocalypse and the news would still breathlessly act like he just gave the Seventh Sign.

Trump, for all his mayhem, is still getting soft pedaled and treated more gingerly than unilateral action like the WH’s deserves, even after countless, countless attacks on the media itself by Trump and supporters. They still treat him with more respect than Obama ever got in his honeymoon period, even when other media are rightfully pointing out and mocking how much of a shitshow this is.

By bringing up Obama also, I might add, it’s a not so subtle reminder that Trump does NOT act presidential.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:50:50am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:51:49am
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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:52:07am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The best we could get was Code Pink? Ugh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:52:33am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:53:02am

re: #264 Timothy Watson

The best we could get was Code Pink? Ugh.

At least they show the fuck up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:54:09am

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Must be nice to get approved for a job that you didn’t even know what it entailed until a couple weeks ago.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:54:21am

re: #266 Decatur Deb

At least they show the fuck up.

I think ACLU was doing a rally outside. Not sure what the turnout is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:55:24am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:55:37am

re: #266 Decatur Deb

At least they show the fuck up.

I’d be willing to throw a few dollars at any liberal groups that organize for things like showing up at meetings. An actually grass roots liberal version of the Tea Party, for instance.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:55:39am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

Must be nice to get approved for a job that you didn’t even know what it entailed until a couple weeks ago.

Yeah, talk about affirmative action….

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:56:26am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s so pathetic. And his asshole supporters call us snowflake? Uh look at the guy you voted for, you dumbasses. Your guy is a child but then again you guys are a bunch of hypocritical assholes who want celebrities to shut up and then you literally elected a celebrity.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 6:57:35am

re: #271 Barefoot Grin

Yeah, talk about affirmative action….

It’s just insane isn’t it? And Perry was talking about gutting DOE while he was a presidential candidate too. This man was at one time the governor of one of the largest states in the country and the longest tenured governor too.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:00:57am

re: #270 Belafon

I’d be willing to throw a few dollars at any liberal groups that organize for things like showing up at meetings. An actually grass roots liberal version of the Tea Party, for instance.

We do need to get our base to vote the way they do.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:01:16am

re: #273 HappyWarrior

It’s just insane isn’t it? And Perry was talking about gutting DOE while he was a presidential candidate too. This man was at one time the governor of one of the largest states in the country and the longest tenured governor too.

1. He’s ONLY incompetent.
2. He’s the only one of Trump’s cabinet appointments that actually eliminated his potential conflicts of interest.

In a few years, we’ll talk about how he only lost 1 nuclear weapon, and that he at least resigned before troops had to be sent in to remove him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:02:15am

re: #275 Belafon

1. He’s ONLY incompetent.
2. He’s the only one of Trump’s cabinet appointments that actually eliminated his potential conflicts of interest.

In a few years, we’ll talk about how he only lost 1 nuclear weapon, and that he at least resigned before troops had to be sent in to remove him.

Yeah it’s crazy to think that Perry may be among the most “ethical” of Trump’s picks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:02:46am
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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:03:28am
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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:05:46am
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Interesting Times  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:07:23am

Bwahaha:

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:09:16am

Having just finished reading the WaPo’s synopsis of the three leading SC candidates my guess is Beauregard Sessions pal and fellow Confederate Prior. He is clearly the worst of the three and so is the clear favorite.

Notice how Trump is still running a reality show by teasing the announcement at five pm Eastern to put the media on notice to drop everything and watch him?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:13:22am

Frustrating. They need to fight that Supreme Court pick hard. I get that the person Trump picks had nothing to do with how Garland was treated personally but you know what, Garland was someone fucking Republicans said would be acceptable to them and they blocked his nomination anyhow citing bullshit they made up.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:13:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:14:43am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:15:20am

re: #281 Skip Intro

Having just finished reading the WaPo’s synopsis of the three leading SC candidates my guess is Beauregard Sessions pal and fellow Confederate Prior. He is clearly the worst of the three and so is the clear favorite.

Notice how Trump is still running a reality show by teasing the announcement at five pm Eastern to put the media on notice to drop everything and watch him?

It’s message control. Don’t let anyone else shape the information until you’ve plastered your take. We’ve seen this repeatedly as Trump makes EOs and his position known, and then the text of those EOs comes much later.

Information = power, and Bannon is using that maxim to his benefit. Because if they release that X is the nominee, everyone else can rush to begin oppo research, put out notices or get before the cameras before Trump to denounce.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:15:54am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:16:12am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Ryan’s a spineless piece of shit. Always has been and always will be.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:16:45am

re: #283 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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She has Betty Davis Michele Bachmann eyes.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:17:04am

re: #246 The Vicious Babushka

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If it could be proved that Bannon is an agent of Russia he’s committing actual TREASON but if he is just doing this by himself for LULZ is it even a crime?

Treason gets thrown around by both the left and the right, applied to things that are not treason.

There is a legal definition of treason in the US Code.

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

law.cornell.edu

Russia is not at war with us and is not designated as an enemy.

However, there is a crime that might stick, particularly if he is part of a conspiracy to pass information to Russia: Espionage.

18 U.S. Code Chapter 37 - ESPIONAGE AND CENSORSHIP
law.cornell.edu

Numerous acts are defined under that code, with penalties, such as reporting ship movements, harbouring or concealing persons, sketching or photographing defence installations, disseminating classified information, &c.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:18:42am

re: #288 Decatur Deb

She has Betty Davis Michele Bachmann eyes.

Out of all of the batshit cabinet nominees, in some ways, I fear DeVos the most. Her nomination would have the most direct impact on my life — or, rather, my kids’ lives, since they’re a part of the public education system she wants to destroy so gleefully.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:19:56am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Ryan’s a spineless piece of shit. Always has been and always will be.

Ryan has his own agenda, which is the total destruction of Social Security and Medicare. He will go along with everything else if it means he can achieve his greatest wish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:20:01am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:21:20am

re: #290 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Out of all of the batshit cabinet nominees, in some ways, I fear DeVos the most. Her nomination would have the most direct impact on my life — or, rather, my kids’ lives, since they’re a part of the public education system she wants to destroy so gleefully.

They are all raging garbage infernos but DeVos and Sessions are THE ABSOLUTE WORST.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:21:36am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:23:26am

re: #291 The Vicious Babushka

Ryan has his own agenda, which is the total destruction of Social Security and Medicare. He will go along with everything else if it means he can achieve his greatest wish.

Exactly.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:24:03am

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s pretty mainstream right wing crap TBH.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:24:05am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:25:07am

re: #297 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait until he introduces price controls on everyday goods.

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:25:53am

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

Which is funny, because I learned how to properly cite sources throughout my public K-12 and college education.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:27:24am

re: #291 The Vicious Babushka

Ryan has his own agenda, which is the total destruction of Social Security and Medicare. He will go along with everything else if it means he can achieve his greatest wish.

Ryan is equivalent to the members of the People’s Temple who convinced themselves that murdering a congressmen and an NBC reporter was a Good Thing to do.

Just before they drank all the Flavor Aid.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:27:43am

re: #299 Franklin

Which is funny, because I learned how to properly cite sources throughout my public K-12 and college education.

I guess ol’ Betsy could have benefited from some of that public education she disdains so much.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:28:26am

re: #297 Backwoods_Sleuth

And watch as both Martin Skillerlli and Manchin’s daughter will be conveniently let off the hook.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:28:54am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:29:22am

re: #298 Belafon

Wait until he introduces price controls on everyday goods.

Nixon did that. Wage controls as well.

The wage controls of course kept wages lower than the price controls.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:30:10am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:31:03am
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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:31:12am

re: #304 Anymouse

Nixon did that. Wage controls as well.

The wage controls of course kept wages lower than the price controls.

CEOs learned how to manage price controls—artificially high initial prices finetuned by a barrage of discounts, rebates, and coupons.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:36:52am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:36:58am

The GOP silence = assent of Trump’s Muslim ban.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:37:43am

re: #309 lawhawk

The GOP silence = assent of Trump’s Muslim ban.

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That’s especially cowardly. He doesn’t have a re-election to worry about.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:37:48am

re: #307 Decatur Deb

CEOs learned how to manage price controls—artificially high initial prices finetuned by a barrage of discounts, rebates, and coupons.

Yup. Extreme couponing was created by Nixon’s price controls.

Also, prices could go up with sufficient lobbying by a particular industry or supplier. It was an early way to blunt labor union power, as corporations have much more money to buy pet politicians than labor.

As such, wage and price controls are a much more effective crony capitalist measure than they are a socialist measure. Nevertheless, they are always seen by wingnuts as socialistic (unless their side does it).

There was television advertising (propaganda) to promote Nixon’s controls at the time, arguing that greed from individuals was the driver of inflation at the time. Didn’t take long for conservative voters to happily support slitting their own throats wages.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:38:20am

re: #288 Decatur Deb

She has Betty Davis Michele Bachmann eyes.

Too much Jee-sus will do that to you. It’s from seeing too much white light and halos.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:38:49am

re: #310 HappyWarrior

That’s especially cowardly. He doesn’t have a re-election to worry about.

Party before country, always.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:38:50am

vox.com
Seems there’s a catch to the Trump decision to keep the Obama GLBTQ EO.

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garzooma  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:38:56am

re: #83 Joe Bacon

Now I just wonder what new shtick President Pee Pee will do on my birthday????

Speaking of President Pee Pee — anyone see the Daily News cartoon today?:
Image: bramhall-world-lady-liberty.jpg

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:39:04am

re: #313 Anymouse

Party before country, always.

Mmmm hmmm.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:40:49am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:42:54am

re: #317 lawhawk

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No kidding. They don’t get to act outraged after how they treated Garland. Tough shit Republicans. Maybe if you had actually shown Judge Garland a tad bit of respect, you might not find yourselves in this situation. Karma’s a bitch. This is exactly the shit I was telling DF would happen to his party if they held Garland’s nomination hostage and I bet he’s bitching about the Dems doing what they’re doing right now somewhere.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:45:09am

re: #314 HappyWarrior

vox.com
Seems there’s a catch to the Trump decision to keep the Obama GLBTQ EO.

Trump could write an EO undoing the LGBT order at any time. That’s always the catch with something that is not law. Right now, that a catch with something that is law.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:45:10am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:45:43am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good. Extend the boycott to every other Cabinet nominee, not just those two.

Grind this thing to a fucking halt.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:49:05am

re: #317 lawhawk

GOP majority doesn’t need any Dems to confirm in committee does it?

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:49:11am

And Trump still used the Quebec mass murderer as proof that he needs a Muslim ban. The shooter’s affinity for far right beliefs, including those espoused by Trump and France’s Le Pen, will be dismissed by right wing outlets or diminished because he’s a kid (he’s 27) or a lone wolf, or all the other usual bullshit reasons to excuse a white guy mass murdering a bunch of people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:50:35am

re: #322 Sir John Barron

GOP majority doesn’t need any Dems to confirm in committee does it?

There needs to be at least one Dem on the committee in attendance for a vote to proceed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:51:31am

re: #322 Sir John Barron

GOP majority doesn’t need any Dems to confirm in committee does it?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:51:49am

re: #322 Sir John Barron

GOP majority doesn’t need any Dems to confirm in committee does it?

I’m assuming that this move deprives that committee of a quorum. They can’t do anything without a quorum unless the GOP blows that centuries-old parliamentary procedural rule up, which would be idiotic beyond belief.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:52:40am

re: #326 Myron Falwell

I’m assuming that this move deprives that committee of a quorum. They can’t do anything without a quorum unless the GOP blows that centuries-old parliamentary procedural rule up, which would be idiotic beyond belief.

“Hold mah beer…”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:52:44am

This just in:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:54:27am

re: #328 Myron Falwell

Sen Casey is talking about the previous hearing:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:55:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:56:48am
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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:58:50am

re: #328 Myron Falwell

This just in:

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Go Sherrod Go!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:00:38am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Impeach the bastards:

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:00:40am

Putin appears to be wiping up the folks who helped Steele. Where’s Nyet? I’d love to get his perspective as to whether there’s validity to the speculations here:

huffingtonpost.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:01:13am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:01:18am

re: #334 Barefoot Grin

Putin appears to be wiping up the folks who helped Steele. Where’s Nyet? I’d love to get his perspective as to whether there’s validity to the speculations here:

huffingtonpost.com

Haven’t heard from him in a while.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:01:36am

re: #325 Backwoods_Sleuth

At the rate this is going, this boycott could go on indefinitely. Not that I mind. It needs to. Give the GOP rank-and-file a taste of their own goddam medicine.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:02:44am

“ADVISE AND CONSENT! ADVISE AND CONSENT! AD…WAIT A SEC, YOU CAN’T HOLD UP OUR NOMINEES!!!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:03:16am
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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:03:35am

re: #246 The Vicious Babushka

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If it could be proved that Bannon is an agent of Russia he’s committing actual TREASON but if he is just doing this by himself for LULZ is it even a crime?

Is it ever a crime if the president or his team does it?

Ask republicans…they do not seem to care.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:03:36am

re: #5 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:04:10am

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Garland didn’t even get a hearing. These assholes have a lot of fucking nerve.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:04:39am

re: #341 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

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No one asked you Ari.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:04:47am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:05:20am

re: #341 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

And won’t follow court orders.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:05:53am

re: #341 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Heh… using Republican as pejorative.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:05:55am

re: #258 makeitstop

Interesting. Bannon seems to be taking advantage of their absence and pushing out the extreme stuff while they’re not there.

The Kushners may be the first to bail, unless their loyalty to Man-Baby keeps them there. But do they have enough pull to get rid of Bannon? And is Bannon craven enough to throw them under the bus to ram his agenda through?

And would Man-Baby retaliate if his little girl was attacked like that?

His little girl who is supremely fuckable (as he noted to Howard Stern)? Let’s just say I am not holding my breath.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:08:33am

re: #344 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Another Republican with no ethics at all. I mean I get it, it sucks to have the tables turned on you when you’ve been a steaming pile of dicks but hold on to your monocles and at least act like adults.

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Tigger2  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:09:52am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:11:20am

re: #349 Tigger2

I’m pretty sure he asked Trump for his preference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:11:39am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:13:19am

re: #340 MsJ

Is it ever a crime if the president or his team does it?

Ask republicans…they do not seem to care.

Making them complicit by inaction.

If they won’t do anything, who will? A foreign entity? The military? Something else?

Who polices the police?

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:13:20am

re: #341 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

English is a wonderfully ambiguous language. For instance, if I say “Ari Fleischer is a Republican Nazi Expert”, it can mean:

“Ari is a Republican who is an expert on Nazis.” or

“Ari is an expert on Republican Nazis.” or

“Ari is a Republican Nazi who is an expert on something.”

If I were speaking German, or French or Italian my meaning would be obvious, but then they have more experience.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:13:33am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

These two particular nominees have apparently lied about questions pertinent to their potential cabinet duties.

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Interesting Times  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:14:11am

Drop everything and go read this thread:

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:14:43am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

Love to see Orrin Hatch try to pull that off. Would they be so craven as to blow up the quorum rule?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:15:34am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh Orrin you’re more full of shit than Trump is if you actually believe that.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:16:06am

re: #350 Belafon

I’m pretty sure he asked Trump for his preference.

Ryan got tips on how to do it right from Lumpy.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:16:06am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

“That’s different. We never let him even have a hearing.”

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:17:07am

Is there any better display the Republicans play to the politically ignorant when a Senator or Rep cries about Democrats refusing to allow a nomination or saying they are obstructing?

Clue: let them know you know all about real obstruction and remind them not every American is ignorant of the recent past and how they treated Obama.

Not everyone watches FOX News even if they think you do.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:21:27am

stripes.com

When you out-source to corporations because they are always more efficient and effective than government (Conservative and Libertarian orthodoxy):

Stars and Stripes from an AP report notes that the companies outsourced by the government to do the psyops work on the Internet to interdict recruiting efforts by Daesh are instead lining their pockets with government money and inflating the success of their efforts.

The AP did an exclusive investigation, and notes the corporations involved have completely failed (other than getting lots of money, which they were wildly successful at).

Several current and former WebOps employees cited multiple examples of civilian Arabic specialists who have little experience in counter-propaganda, cannot speak Arabic fluently and have so little understanding of Islam they are no match for the Islamic State online recruiters.

(more at the link)

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:22:28am

re: #350 Belafon

I’m pretty sure he asked Trump for his preference.

No lube needed. It was just a little prick.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:22:57am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:23:32am

re: #356 Myron Falwell

Love to see Orrin Hatch try to pull that off. Would they be so craven as to blow up the quorum rule?

Yes. They would. They don’t care if they blow up the government as long as they get their way, plus Democrats employed the nuclear option on filibusters!!!1!!2!!uno!!?!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:24:51am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:25:56am

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sessions doesn’t deserve to be confirmed. He’s a Trump lackey pure and simple.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:27:13am

Should the US Marshals be under the control of the Judiciary?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:27:51am

A convoy of Humvees seen flying a Trump campaign flag in Louisville on Sunday were not active military vehicles, according to the Department of Defense.

Eight to 10 vehicles were seen traveling northbound on Interstate 65 about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Steve Thompson, 32, of Shepherdsville. Thompson took a video of the vehicles as they passed by him between the John Harper Highway and Gene Snyder Freeway exits. It and another video have generated much discussion on Facebook and Reddit because of the politically oriented flag that would normally not be allowed on vehicles being used by a military unit.

The vehicles were probably used by the military at one time, but are no longer being operated by current U.S. military members, Department of Defense spokesman Maj. Jamie Davis said Tuesday. It’s possible they were sold to civilians after being retired from active use by the military.

“These are not U.S. military vehicles,” Davis said. “They are Humvees, but there’s no unit designator on there. In the Army, if we go out we have our vehicles identified.”

Active military vehicles are marked with identification of the units to which they are assigned, Davis said. It’s generally spray painted on the bumpers of the vehicles, but the ones caught on video Sunday had no such markings.

The “Trump” flag would also not be flown on an active military vehicle, Davis said. Some military vehicles will have an American flag or a unit flag, but never a flag endorsing an individual.

The Kentucky National Guard said Monday that the vehicles did not belong to it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:28:05am

Sometimes people do surprise you with their political sentiment. A guy I played some baseball with and had some classes with when I was a kid liked my telling of how my Dad’s paternal grandfather got here and he’s posted some fairly liberal stuff too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:29:14am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:29:26am

Wife sent me to the general store this morning to restock on vice: Booze, cigarettes, and lotto tickets.

Met another of the village trustees in the store while I was stocking a bag of liberal vices. She gave me a quizzical look at all the stuff (plus grapefruit juice because healthy), and I told her, “You know, vice mayor. Have to keep studying this problem.” Laughs from her and the proprietor.

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Tigger2  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:30:21am

: ))))

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:31:09am

re: #372 Tigger2

: ))))

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That’s going to make Trump mad and inflate Bannon’s ego heh. Hopefully it leads to friction between them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:31:20am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:31:39am

re: #364 Anymouse

Yes. They would. They don’t care if they blow up the government as long as they get their way, plus Democrats employed the nuclear option on filibusters!!!1!!2!!uno!!?!!

I expect that, too. We may need to rephrase the term “Pyrrhic Victory” to accommodate these suicidal morons.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:32:48am

re: #372 Tigger2

: ))))

See what you started, Anymouse? 😹🙂

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:34:05am

re: #366 HappyWarrior

Sessions doesn’t deserve to be confirmed. He’s a Trump lackey pure and simple.

And that’s his good side.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:35:06am

re: #377 Decatur Deb

And that’s his good side.

Ha!

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weave  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:37:50am

Never forget — the plan when it looked like Clinton was going to win was to keep the Supreme Court at 8 members and block her nominations for the entire four years.

pbs.org

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:38:08am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:41:55am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:42:19am

re: #372 Tigger2

: ))))

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I feel vindicated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:44:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:45:26am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Really draining the swamp there fellas. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:46:08am

heh

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:46:42am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s the best. Never mess with a woman who has a way with words.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:47:19am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Yonder shitkicker hasn’t seen anger yet.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:47:27am

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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That’s funny Johnny. Did you guys ever tell that to your base? You know the base that you cower in fear of alienating. Fuck off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:49:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:49:37am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:49:42am

re: #238 Myron Falwell

What an abject clusterfuck. They make the Keystone Kops look like Navy SEAL Team 6.

I wouldn’t want to give these morons credit for anything.

The Keystone Kops weren’t malevolent. They don’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the Trump Fascists.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:49:52am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Blah, which Dem voted?

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:50:05am

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

Who is this person Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior? Every time I try to retweet her my antivirus says it is blocking either a download or the object Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen.

Every single time.

While it periodically happens to other tweeps, it always happens with her tweets.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:50:52am
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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:51:04am

Trump says he’s “fixed” F-35 program after less than month in office

But nothing has really changed with the F-35 program since Trump took office.

Liars got to lie.

arstechnica.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:52:09am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shut the fuck up Donald.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:52:09am

re: #392 HappyWarrior

Blah, which Dem voted?

all Dems voted “no”

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:52:24am

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BREAKING: Trump didn’t fuck something up (yet.) Film at 11.
Subhead—how presidential; the pivot has come; media gazes at navel and contemplates Ivanka’s rousing support of women’s issues.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:52:46am

re: #397 Backwoods_Sleuth

all Dems voted “no”

Oh, I thought I read that the nomination can only proceed forward if one Dem votes on it. Good.

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Teukka  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:52:50am

Spooky thought for the day:

What if the Keystone Cops appearance of the President Clownface von Fuckstick admin is intentionally created? What if behind the scenes, things are moving far more methodically and carefully than facepalming outside observers believe?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:53:21am

re: #400 Teukka

Spooky thought for the day:

What if the Keystone Cops appearance of the President Clownface von Fuckstick admin is intentionally created? What if behind the scenes, things are moving far more methodically and carefully than facepalming outside observers believe?

A scary thought.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:53:28am
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Teukka  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:53:43am

re: #401 HappyWarrior

A scary thought.

Indeed.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:54:15am

re: #377 Decatur Deb

And that’s his good side.

Yeah, one of the other sides is in a white robe and hood.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:54:18am

re: #400 Teukka

Spooky thought for the day:

What if the Keystone Cops appearance of the President Clownface von Fuckstick admin is intentionally created? What if behind the scenes, things are moving far more methodically and carefully than facepalming outside observers believe?

Jar Jar is the ultimate Sith.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:54:22am

re: #391 Skip Intro

The Keystone Kops weren’t malevolent. They don’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the Trump Fascists.

I was comparing the Kops to one of the most effective military operations in recent history, if not of all time.

Thus showing how fucking ridiculous this is.

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Teukka  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:54:51am

re: #405 Belafon

Jar Jar is the ultimate Sith.

Darth Plagueis, IIRC?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:56:15am

re: #399 HappyWarrior

Oh, I thought I read that the nomination can only proceed forward if one Dem votes on it. Good.

Nah, the “one vote” thing works the other way. Only way to stop a nomination from going forward is to get one vote from the majority to vote with the (whole) minority against.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:56:34am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:56:47am

re: #408 FormerDirtDart

Nah, the “one vote” thing works the other way. Only way to stop a nomination from going forward is to get one vote from the majority to vote with the (whole) minority against.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Thanks.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:57:55am

The worst problem I saw with GOP obstuctionism was that it would become the “new normal”: GOP obstructs everything Dems propose, Dems call “payback time” and do the same, and you get endless cycles of retaliation between the two parties.

It doesn’t really matter who started it: The government is still paralysed.

My wife is reading a comment on an article in Australia’s The Age: The USA no longer has any moral high ground to lecture others on human rights and democracy.

Thanks, GOP.

The article is here:
Four Ways They Can Get Rid of Trump Sooner Than Later
(goes to The Age)

They left one of the ways out (there are five): He could resign.
The other four methods they list are:
Impeachment (good luck with a GOP majority unless he threatens their party)
Article XXV (they explain how that would work to Australians)
2020 Election (if we survive until then)
Military coup (dubious legality and likely an unmitigated disaster even if done “cleanly”)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 8:59:03am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:00:06am

I’d note to the Republican senators bitching about Price and Mnunchin that those two chose to lie to the commitee. That’s why they’re being held up. Note that Perry’s nomination and many other cabinet officials have gone forward.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:00:58am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:01:04am

re: #393 MsJ

Who is this person Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior? Every time I try to retweet her my antivirus says it is blocking either a download or the object Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen.

Every single time.

While it periodically happens to other tweeps, it always happens with her tweets.

She is a writer on politics and economics.

I don’t get those errors:

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:01:22am

Today is my Saturday. Gonna be close to 80’. I think I’ll disconnect for a bit.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:01:45am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So it was religious based despite what the lying pos’s say.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:02:19am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well if they were going to use their fight on any cabinet nominee, I think Sessions was the best one to do it on.

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gocart mozart  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:03:11am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:03:32am

re: #400 Teukka

Spooky thought for the day:

What if the Keystone Cops appearance of the President Clownface von Fuckstick admin is intentionally created? What if behind the scenes, things are moving far more methodically and carefully than facepalming outside observers believe?

It depends.

I actually dealt with someone who tried to act this way in a community college student government 11 years ago. He tried to act like there was much more to him (and threatened and extorted quite a few people) but he was a paper tiger. His tenure in that student government — and at the community college in general — flamed out in quick and spectacular fashion.

One of these days I’ll open up more about that whole saga, but you can read about the man - Daniel Barnicle - here.

Trust me. Bannon and Trump are malevolent AF, but they are incredibly horrible and ineffective at being malevolent.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:04:17am

re: #418 HappyWarrior

Well if they were going to use their fight on any cabinet nominee, I think Sessions was the best one to do it on.

Sessions as AG can cause a lot of damage by ignoring civil rights cases and such.
DeVos can cause permanent damage by destroying the public education system, or turning it into Christian madrassas.

Bear in mind, her beliefs compel her to force religion into schools and science out.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:04:26am

Question: Couldn’t Trump just install Sessions anyway and ignore any court order to remove him?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:04:35am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Time to flood her phone. BRB.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:05:11am

re: #422 Anymouse

Sessions as AG can cause a lot of damage by ignoring civil rights cases and such.
DeVos can cause permanent damage by destroying the public education system, or turning it into Christian madrassas.

Bear in mind, her beliefs compel her to force religion into schools and science out.

Yes that’s true as well. They’re fighting Devos hard as well.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:05:33am

re: #423 Eclectic Cyborg

Question: Couldn’t Trump just install Sessions anyway and ignore any court order to remove him?

I don’t think so.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:07:07am

re: #415 Anymouse

She is a writer on politics and economics.

I don’t get those errors:

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I got it again. Almost always do from her. This is the log from her tweets when I tried to RT.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:07:18am

GOP obstructed other agency heads, notably leaving ATF without one for a very long time.
Merrick Garland is not the only case, though it is probably the most egregious.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:08:35am

re: #428 Anymouse

GOP obstructed other agency heads, notably leaving ATF without one for a very long time.
Merrick Garland is not the only case, though it is probably the most egregious.

Also other judges too. You’re right. It wasn’t just Garland.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:09:32am

re: #417 HappyWarrior

So it was religious based despite what the lying pos’s say.

He spoke, therefore he is lying.
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:09:37am

re: #422 Anymouse

Sessions as AG can cause a lot of damage by ignoring civil rights cases and such.
DeVos can cause permanent damage by destroying the public education system, or turning it into Christian madrassas.

Bear in mind, her beliefs compel her to force religion into schools and science out.

Not entirely cut-and-dry destruction. Blue states will revolt and refuse to adopt whatever bullshit she peddles, thus instigating court fights and other challenges to her authority. The second she pushes for an elimination to public employee unions, let alone the 5,000 years pyramid grain vault myth, things will go nuts.

Her destruction won’t be the forced imposition of these policies and flat-earth beliefs… rather, it’s to just destroy the department outright in a messy and convoluted way. She already has a family fortune, so who cares?

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:10:02am

re: #427 MsJ

I got it again. Almost always do from her. This is the log from her tweets when I tried to RT.

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Hmm. The errors, if I got those on my computer, would simply cause me to yell, “Honey, come take a look at this.”

Perhaps it is one particular tweet? Or are you getting that with any tweet from her?

And as I’ve argued before, she notes the same:

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:11:10am

On another note, my Facebook comment last night on the BBC News post regarding the Quebec terrorist has hit close to 3,000 “likes”. This is insane lol if only I got paid for each 1k “likes”.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:11:40am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:12:02am

re: #433 electrotek

On another note, my Facebook comment last night on the BBC News post regarding the Quebec terrorist has hit close to 3,000 “likes”. This is insane lol if only I got paid for each 1k “likes”.

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Heh and I thought I was cool for getting a bunch of likes from telling my great grandpa’s immigration story.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:12:27am
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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:13:19am

re: #432 Anymouse

It’s her tweets. I couldn’t RT that one, either. I looked at her profile to see if there was something weird that my antivirus wouldn’t like and there is a PayPal link and that’s about it. But my AV blocks her every single time. And to be honest, I leave it to the AV to manage. If it doesn’t want me to RT her, I won’t. :-)

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:14:32am

re: #434 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Sen. Chris Murphy with the mother of all subtweets.

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Interesting Times  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:14:34am

re: #437 MsJ

It’s her tweets. I couldn’t RT that one, either. I looked at her profile to see if there was something weird that my antivirus wouldn’t like and there is a PayPal link and that’s about it. But my AV blocks her every single time. And to be honest, I leave it to the AV to manage. If it doesn’t want me to RT her, I won’t. :-)

What antivirus software do you use?

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:15:17am

re: #435 HappyWarrior

Heh and I thought I was cool for getting a bunch of likes from telling my great grandpa’s immigration story.

Short and snarky, that’s the key.

Now how do I get paid like YouTubers do?

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:16:56am

re: #284 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In the end, guys like Ryan ALWAYS go along and later at the war crimes trial they’re all BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW!

Seems an appropriate time to again post this Tom Paxton song:

We didn’t know at all,
We didn’t see a thing.
You can’t hold us to blame,
What could we do?
It was a terrible shame,
But we can’t bear the blame.
Oh no, not us, we didn’t know.

We Didn’t Know

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:17:10am

re: #440 electrotek

Short and snarky, that’s the key.

Now how do I get paid like YouTubers do?

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The irony of that one guy complaining he didn’t do nothing. Well yeah neither did a bunch of Muslims and RWers still support profiling them.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:17:27am

Just called Murkowski’s office as well as Dean Heller’s local and D.C. offices asking them to vote no on DeVos.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:18:03am

re: #437 MsJ

It’s her tweets. I couldn’t RT that one, either. I looked at her profile to see if there was something weird that my antivirus wouldn’t like and there is a PayPal link and that’s about it. But my AV blocks her every single time. And to be honest, I leave it to the AV to manage. If it doesn’t want me to RT her, I won’t. :-)

Well, I’m no better at software than I am at particle physics.

I don’t know how someone could introduce a trojan into a tweet, but I am admittedly weak on things Twitter except reading tweets on my computer.

My anti-virus has caught nothing (therefore it is possible to assume my computer has, if her tweets are malevolent).

I don’t know how Little Green Footballs is set up by Mr. Johnson so I don’t know if his system/server can catch that stuff coming in and delete it.

Or, it could be my Commodore 64 with the 300 baud modem can’t pass along that stuff. (::

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:18:23am

re: #442 HappyWarrior

The irony of that one guy complaining he didn’t do nothing. Well yeah neither did a bunch of Muslims and RWers still support profiling them.

You should check that thread, I’ll give you the direct link to make it easier and see how far I got into one guy who was making excuses for the murderer:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:21:02am

re: #445 electrotek

I seem to spend most of my time on FB deleting political posts…I sometimes drop a comment, but don’t get drawn into these pathetic argument threads.

That’s what LGF is for..

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:21:30am

And I just bought this shirt in purple to wear to any protests.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:23:51am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:24:58am

re: #448 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well I guess they didn’t teach plagiarism standards at Betsy’s awesome private school.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:25:31am

re: #446 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I seem to spend most of my time on FB deleting political posts…I sometimes drop a comment, but don’t get drawn into these pathetic argument threads.

That’s what LGF is for..

Fuck that, I thrive on them hahahahaha

I have so many people that bitch at me because I’m always commenting like crazy on NPR, The Guardian, and BBC News stories and my actions show up in their feed.

And I hate that shit!

But commenting on news stories that pertain to my interests gets me hooked on it like heroin.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:27:14am

re: #446 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I seem to spend most of my time on FB deleting political posts…I sometimes drop a comment, but don’t get drawn into these pathetic argument threads.

That’s what LGF is for..

That’s what Wonkette is for: Bait the trolls then mercilessly torture them with wit, snark, and dare I say it, facts, until they go gibbering off into the night.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:27:54am

re: #451 Anymouse

That’s what Wonkette is for: Bait the trolls then mercilessly torture them with wit, snark, and dare I say it, facts, until they go gibbering off into the night.

I’m too much of an asshole on social media to play nice with wingnuts and right-wing fascists.

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:28:17am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:29:20am

re: #452 electrotek

I’m too much of an asshole on social media to play nice with wingnuts and right-wing fascists.

They are too. They certainly don’t play nice. They are like my cat: Torture a mouse stupid enough to come in the house, then when it is exhausted, bite its head off. (Eww.)

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:29:28am

And my favorite,

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:30:31am

Some good news from my homeboy who put a deplorable InfoWars asshat in his place:

Facebook Post

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:32:52am

John Dean.

JOHN.

DEAN.

Holy crap.

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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:32:57am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:33:22am

re: #456 electrotek

Some good news from my homeboy who put a deplorable InfoWars asshat in his place:

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A mean liberal with nothing better to do could have done the same, and called the police at the same time.

Pesky hit and run, how does it work? Oh, right, it’s a crime. Betcha right winger is all about supporting the police too, until they arrest him.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:33:59am

re: #457 Myron Falwell

John Dean.

JOHN.

DEAN.

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Holy crap.

John Dean was critical of excesses in the Bush years too. Not that this doesn’t hold weight but his criticism of the right isn’t new news.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:34:52am
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DuckDharma  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:01am

re: #448 Backwoods_Sleuth

The infuriating response to this from RWNJs is now, “She was quoting statutes, not plagiarizing!” ignoring the similarity of her responses and commentaries on the law and no attempt clarify she’s citing existing statutes in her answers. This woman is a buffoon.

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gocart mozart  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:15am

re: #450 electrotek

Fuck that, I thrive on them hahahahaha

I have so many people that bitch at me because I’m always commenting like crazy on NPR, The Guardian, and BBC News stories and my actions show up in their feed.

And I hate that shit!

But commenting on news stories that pertain to my interests gets me hooked on it like heroin.

There are sites for that. But for me, FB is about what friends and family are up to, recipes, cute kid and pet videos/photos, and interesting upcoming events. I do not look on it as a source of news and am generally amused when people get irate over obviously contrived news items.

I caught my liberal nephew falling for a fake DT quote from 1990, where is is purported to have said that if he were to run for President, he would run as a Republican because they are such idiots they would take anyone.

Fake quote.

And then his dad, my older brother, fell for the outrage over the White House supposedly being lit up in purple to commemorate Prince’s death.

Also fake news.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:30am

re: #460 HappyWarrior

John Dean was critical of excesses in the Bush years too. Not that this doesn’t hold weight but his criticism of the right isn’t new news.

Fair enough. Honestly I wouldn’t have known about the other criticisms.

Just… what in the hell.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:36am

re: #461 FormerDirtDart

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That fucking monster.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:35:52am

re: #459 Anymouse

A mean liberal with nothing better to do could have done the same, and called the police at the same time.

Pesky hit and run, how does it work? Oh, right, it’s a crime. Betcha right winger is all about supporting the police too, until they arrest him.

lol I’m gonna copy and paste your post and comment it with it, so gold.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:36:47am

re: #464 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are sites for that. But for me, FB is about what friends and family are up to, recipes, cute kid and pet videos/photos, and interesting upcoming events. I do not look on it as a source of news and am generally amused when people get irate over obviously contrived news items.

I caught my liberal nephew falling for a fake DT quote from 1990, where is is purported to have said that if he were to run for President, he would run as a Republican because they are such idiots they would take anyone.

Fake quote.

And then his dad, my older brother, fell for the outrage over the White House supposedly being lit up in purple to commemorate Prince’s death.

Also fake news.

Fair enough. I’ve had FB since 2005 so I use it for everything now.

Although to my credit, I did stay the fuck off FB for 7 months after the Charlie Hebdo attack happened.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:37:11am

re: #461 FormerDirtDart

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Lovely. Now go fuck yourself Jerome.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:37:43am

re: #465 Myron Falwell

Fair enough. Honestly I wouldn’t have known about the other criticisms.

Just… what in the hell.

I know. Still relevant tho.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:38:48am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:42:02am

re: #468 electrotek

Fair enough. I’ve had FB since 2005 so I use it for everything now.

Although to my credit, I did stay the fuck off FB for 7 months after the Charlie Hebdo attack happened.

I’ve started using FB for some political rants. It’s not politics central but I’m leting people know my opinions.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:42:17am

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bullshit Kelly and you know it.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:44:26am

re: #472 HappyWarrior

I’ve started using FB for some political rants. It’s not politics central but I’m leting people know my opinions.

I give no fucks, and I’m tired of some of my conservative friends trying to police my reactions. I’m abrasive and have a potty mouth, of course :D

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:44:32am

Looks like Chao is getting confirmed handily.

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:46:55am

re: #475 lawhawk

Looks like Chao is getting confirmed handily.

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Evergreen:

Senators voting in the negative:
Gillibrand (D-NY)

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gocart mozart  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:47:14am

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heh, the whole White house staff of the West Wing is on twitter. Bartlett has 67,000 followers, is this an official fake president twitter account i.e. are the writers doing this?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:47:39am

re: #474 electrotek

I give no fucks, and I’m tired of some of my conservative friends trying to police my reactions. I’m abrasive and have a potty mouth, of course :D

We have different styles heh. But hey you tell em.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:47:53am

re: #475 lawhawk

Looks like Chao is getting confirmed handily.

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Not a surprise.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:48:33am

re: #476 Franklin

Evergreen:

Senators voting in the negative:
Gillibrand (D-NY)

She’s a constant no on many of these. I really like her for other reasons too.

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weave  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:48:50am

re: #216 Belafon

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So has anyone seen this alleged draft of a leaked EO that’s out there on LGBT rights that they decided not to do after all? I can’t find it anywhere.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:48:59am

I got through to Murkowski’s Kenai office voice mail.

Mailboxes full for her Anchorage, Fairbanks & Mat-Su offices.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:49:38am

Paul Ryan on talking to reporters: “Waste of my fucking time.” #hotmic

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:49:44am

re: #478 HappyWarrior

We have different styles heh. But hey you tell em.

There needs to be a liberal army on Facebook. We need to pushback against the fascist hordes.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:50:40am

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I drive fine. It’s everyone else that is reckless.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:51:50am
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jimmyvluv4u  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:52:15am

re: #483 Backwoods_Sleuth

While this would be wonderful, I believe it has already been debunked as (likely) a bored cameraman.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:52:23am

The Lubbock revolt is not going away:

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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:52:31am

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:52:33am

re: #486 The Vicious Babushka

Exactly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:53:02am

I saw that there’s another bomb threat in Boulder.

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Donkey With No Name  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:53:05am

re: #411 Anymouse

The worst problem I saw with GOP obstuctionism was that it would become the “new normal”: GOP obstructs everything Dems propose, Dems call “payback time” and do the same, and you get endless cycles of retaliation between the two parties.

It doesn’t really matter who started it: The government is still paralysed.

It’s not tit-for-tat, though: the Senate has a constitutional duty to advise and consent, and the Democrats haven’t rejected Trump’s candidates solely for the reason that they’re Trump’s candidates.

Anyway, it still matters who started it. (‘Does it really matter who started the second World War? It was still terrible in any case…’)

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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:53:27am

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:54:12am

Arkansawyer, what’s with the downding on my #476 ?

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:56:39am

re: #460 HappyWarrior

John Dean was critical of excesses in the Bush years too. Not that this doesn’t hold weight but his criticism of the right isn’t new news.

He wrote Conservatives Without Conscience in 2006 and Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches in 2007. He’s been critical of Republicans for a long time.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:56:56am

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:57:13am

re: #467 electrotek

lol I’m gonna copy and paste your post and comment it with it, so gold.

Be my guest. Glad I brought a laugh on yet another horrible day in politics.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:57:32am
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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:57:50am

Final on the Chao vote:

Voting in the negative:

Gillibrand (D-NY)
Merkley (D-OR)
Sanders (I-OR)
Warren (D-MA)
Schumer (D-NY) <- Senate Minority Leader

via: decisiondeskhq.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:57:53am
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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:58:09am

re: #461 FormerDirtDart

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Jerome Corsi for InfoWars with WH press credentials—keerist on a rolling donut hole.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:59:22am

re: #492 Donkey With No Name

It’s not tit-for-tat, though: the Senate has a constitutional duty to advise and consent, and the Democrats haven’t rejected Trump’s candidates solely for the reason that they’re Trump’s candidates.

Anyway, it still matters who started it. (‘Does it really matter who started the second World War? It was still terrible in any case…’)

Conceded. See? I can change my mind. (:: You’re right and I’m not. It does matter that the GOP blew up the comity of the government. Rivals? Sure. Opposing ideas? That’s what politics is about. Acting like a tire strip on the highway of government? They did it.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 9:59:59am

Here we go again --legislation in the works

Shameless Pages Promotion

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:00:28am

re: #499 Franklin

Final on the Chao vote:

Voting in the negative:

Gillibrand (D-NY)
Merkley (D-OR)
Sanders (I-OR)
Warren (D-MA)
Schumer (D-NY) <- Senate Minority Leader

via: decisiondeskhq.com

Bernie Sanders moved to Oregon? /s

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:01:49am

re: #486 The Vicious Babushka

OK, this is just getting petty and ridiculous.
This is far from the first time a President has brought multiple possible SCOTUS nominees to DC prior to announcing choice.
Hell, they even did it on The West Wing, twice I think…

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:02:00am

re: #496 Birth Control Works

Hmmmmmmm:

+

=

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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:02:26am

re: #506 Franklin

Hmmmmmmm:

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U are right

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Arkansawyer  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:02:36am

re: #494 Franklin

Arkansawyer, what’s with the downding on my #476 ?

Finger must have hit it while scrolling on my phone. It was unintentional. Sorry about that.

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Franklin  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:03:18am

re: #508 Arkansawyer

Finger must have hit it while scrolling on my phone. It was unintentional. Sorry about that.

No worries :)

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ipsos  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:03:32am

re: #486 The Vicious Babushka

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This directly contradicts Spicer’s statement yesterday that President Bannon had already settled on a pick.

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Lidane  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:04:49am

Texas Gov giving his State of the State address dropped this turd today:

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:04:51am

re: #439 Interesting Times

What antivirus software do you use?

Kaspersky.

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Skip Intro  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:04:52am

re: #510 ipsos

This directly contradicts Spicer’s statement yesterday that President Bannon had already settled on a pick.

No, the pick’s already been made. He’s just making the losers show up to humiliate them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:06:00am
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allegro  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:06:08am

re: #511 Lidane

Texas Gov giving his State of the State address dropped this turd today:

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Then who will pay the governor’s salary and that of his staff? What will pay for his mansion and office and…

What a boob.

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allegro  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:06:51am

re: #512 MsJ

Kaspersky.

Well isn’t that… interesting. Things that make ya go hmmmm…

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:06:54am

re: #503 Birth Control Works

Here we go again --legislation in the works

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Shameless Pages Promotion

Posted a comment on your page already. Resistance. Ohm’s Law.

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prairiefire  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:07:22am

re: #446 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I’ve been enjoying blocking people I don’t even know.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:09:33am

re: #518 prairiefire

I’ve been enjoying blocking people I don’t even know.

Yes, been doing a lot of that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:10:02am

re: #514 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sessions, Price and DeVos are THE ABSOLUTE WORST OF THE WORST.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:10:28am

re: #512 MsJ

Kaspersky.

Bloomberg: Kapersky has close ties to Russian spies.
bloomberg.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:10:55am
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wrenchwench  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:11:15am

re: #508 Arkansawyer

Finger must have hit it while scrolling on my phone. It was unintentional. Sorry about that.

You can ask Charles to redesign the site for your personal convenience.

/<—-you’ve met the sarc tag, right?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:11:52am
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Lidane  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:11:58am

Sounds like something a reality show casting agent would do:

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Lidane  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:13:11am

re: #524 The Vicious Babushka

You’d think the congressional GOP would be spitting nails over that since it basically has staffers working with two branches of government at once.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:13:51am
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SteveMcG RN  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:13:51am

re: #524 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t think he can enforce an NDA for official business.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:13:52am

re: #526 Lidane

You’d think the congressional GOP would be spitting nails over that since it basically has staffers working with two branches of government at once.

You’d think. But that assumes they care. IOKIYAR

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lizardofid  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:14:08am

re: #511 Lidane

Texas Gov giving his State of the State address dropped this turd today:

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And he might as well add “The only good road is a toll road”

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:14:26am

re: #526 Lidane

You’d think the congressional GOP would be spitting nails over that since it basically has staffers working with two branches of government at once.

Yeah, remember when they promised they’d be a controlling factor for Trump?

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:15:03am

re: #464 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are sites for that. But for me, FB is about what friends and family are up to, recipes, cute kid and pet videos/photos, and interesting upcoming events. I do not look on it as a source of news and am generally amused when people get irate over obviously contrived news items.

I caught my liberal nephew falling for a fake DT quote from 1990, where is is purported to have said that if he were to run for President, he would run as a Republican because they are such idiots they would take anyone.

Fake quote.

And then his dad, my older brother, fell for the outrage over the White House supposedly being lit up in purple to commemorate Prince’s death.

Also fake news.

Facebook is a time suck that has no redeeming qualities. It’s an addiction to stay connected by not really connecting.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my internet, I love posting here, I even like some social media. But I find it all social media (even Twitter, which I do like) bullshit. That we (most Americans) have no ability to critically think makes them more than bullshit, it makes them dangerous - as has proven out by electing this fascist fuck.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:15:24am

re: #526 Lidane

You’d think the congressional GOP would be spitting nails over that since it basically has staffers working with two branches of government at once.

IOKIYAR

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:17:48am
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:18:45am

re: #482 Stanley Sea

I got through to Murkowski’s Kenai office voice mail.

Mailboxes full for her Anchorage, Fairbanks & Mat-Su offices.

I go the full mailbox, too, but called again a couple of more times and got a person.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:18:49am

You guys think it will be Gorusch or Hardiman/

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:19:09am

re: #494 Franklin

Arkansawyer, what’s with the downding on my #476 ?

I got downdinged for my #6 which I thought was a pretty good deal and thought I would share. Downdings happen. :-)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:19:10am
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Birth Control Works  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:19:14am

bbl

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:19:14am

re: #528 SteveMcG RN

I don’t think he can enforce an NDA for official business.

I was joking about this earlier…but DT takes it seriously. Does that not fly right in the face of the FOIA?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:20:34am

re: #538 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He whines so goddamn much. Grow up Sean.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:21:04am

re: #525 Lidane

Sounds like something a reality show casting agent would do:

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What? Is he going to have the two stand before two doors and only one door opens like on Hell’s Kitchen?

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:21:24am

re: #516 allegro

Well isn’t that… interesting. Things that make ya go hmmmm…

Indeed. That thought crossed my mind. But I can RT some savage anti-Russian people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:21:35am

re: #532 MsJ

Facebook is a time suck that has no redeeming qualities. It’s an addiction to stay connected by not really connecting.

I joined FB after one of my banjo students invited all her friends to a gig my band was playing and we packed the place with fans. It is good for organizing events like gigs, sessions or benefits, and I use the chat to keep in touch with far-flung friends and family.

But I do not post political shit or get drawn into the discussion there.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:23:38am

re: #532 MsJ

Got to say that since I don’t do much at all with my Twitter, @splendid, but have almost 2,000 FB friends, I do a lot of politics on Facebook. But the more I do, the quicker my numbers grow. I also do pets, landscape, family, and the rest 😉 Oh, and disc golf. Lots of disc golf.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:24:01am

Most of the stuff I post on Facebook is political admittedly.

*shrug*

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:25:24am

re: #540 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was joking about this earlier…but DT takes it seriously. Does that not fly right in the face of the FOIA?

Shadow President Bannon does not give a shit for your FOIA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:26:11am

Press Sec.: Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS nominee “will be a worthy successor” to late Antonin Scalia and will make “all Americans very, very proud.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:26:45am
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Arkansawyer  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:27:50am

re: #523 wrenchwench

You can ask Charles to redesign the site for your personal convenience.

/<—-you’ve met the sarc tag, right?

Haha, yes. I’m aware of the sarc tag.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:28:28am

re: #547 The Vicious Babushka

Shadow President Bannon does not give a shit for your FOIA.

We know that…and he knows that nobody is gonna call him out on it.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:28:56am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:29:00am

re: #548 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh huh.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:29:31am

re: #552 jaunte

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But he cares about average Americans, just ask him!

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:30:20am

So, they (or at least some of them) DID know that their staffers were working with the yam on the ban decree.

Rep. Goodlatte Explains Why His Staff Helped On Trump’s Executive Order

talkingpointsmemo.com

And weasel Ryan says, “Nothing to see here. Move along.”

Nothing mentioned about the NDAs, of course.

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TedStriker  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:30:26am

re: #552 jaunte

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“Suckers!”

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:31:31am

Interesting. My wife is watching an article on RT. It would appear that they are reporting that Donald Trump is acting unconstitutionally over his Muslim ban. They are also reporting what has been reported elsewhere, that this could be a trial run for a coup: to see how far government agencies are willing to ignore the courts or laws.

They are interviewing a staffer from Bill Clinton’s administration now. They are even reporting on the dossier on Trump and pointing out that Trump, Bannon, Flynn are bigots and the real “bad hombre” and maybe even Paul Ryan looting the public coffers under all the chaos.

Question: trying to be magic balance fairy, throwing Trump under the bus? Something else?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:33:13am

re: #557 Anymouse

Question: trying to be magic balance fairy, throwing Trump under the bus? Something else?

They know something….probably lots of things…that we don’t know.

And it is up to their discretion as to when we find out.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:33:24am

re: #557 Anymouse

The less unified we are, the better for Putin.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:33:54am

re: #559 jaunte

The less unified we are, the better for Putin.

Yep. That’s the real end goal here. Trump is a means to an end.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:35:18am

re: #552 jaunte

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HURR HURR SUCH UH DEEL!!! I MAKE DUH BEST DEELS!!! SO MUCH DEELS YOUR HEAD WILL SPIN FROM DUH GRAYT DEELS!!!!!!

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:37:11am

re: #557 Anymouse

Interesting. My wife is watching an article on RT. It would appear that they are reporting that Donald Trump is acting unconstitutionally over his Muslim ban. They are also reporting what has been reported elsewhere, that this could be a trial run for a coup: to see how far government agencies are willing to ignore the courts or laws.

They are interviewing a staffer from Bill Clinton’s administration now. They are even reporting on the dossier on Trump and pointing out that Trump, Bannon, Flynn are bigots and the real “bad hombre” and maybe even Paul Ryan looting the public coffers under all the chaos.

Question: trying to be magic balance fairy, throwing Trump under the bus? Something else?

The Yam has served his purpose, stopping the Democrats and initiating the destruction of American power, and can now be safely disposed of. Their purpose has never been to support Trump but to sow chaos in the United States.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:37:23am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:38:11am

re: #557 Anymouse

Question: trying to be magic balance fairy, throwing Trump under the bus? Something else?

Putin has so much on Bannon and Trump that it isn’t even funny. Provoking an overthrow of our government kinda helps him, no?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:38:54am

re: #562 Shiplord Kirel

The Yam has served his purpose, stopping the Democrats and initiating the destruction of American power, and can now be safely disposed of. Their purpose has never been to support Trump but to sow chaos in the United States.

America is turning politically dysfunctional, we are seeing that anew every day. And that means that Russia now has a free hand to do whatever it wants with a minimum of interference from us.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:39:02am

re: #548 Backwoods_Sleuth

Press Sec.: Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS nominee “will be a worthy successor” to late Antonin Scalia and will make “all Americans very, very proud.”

The comrades at DPRK News are not taken in by the feeble fulminations of the chief Eunuch:

-edited for Spice

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:39:02am

re: #558 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know something….probably lots of things…that we don’t know.

And it is up to their discretion as to when we find out.

Now they are throwing Sean Spicer under the bus over his claim that the Quebec mosque was proof the country needed a “Muslim ban.” They noted he completely failed to mention he was a Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump supporter.

Guy commented are we about to see an American Kristallnacht. Now commenting on the Bush DHS report calling out right wing extremist reports that the GOP memory-holed and said “The Republican Party is making America less safe.” Dayum.

Russia twisting the knife on the GOP - now going after Jeff Sessions as a bigot. Calls him “astounding and appalling.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:39:28am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:40:13am

Oh FFS.

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Lidane  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:40:31am

ICYMI Budweiser is going to piss off the drooling inbred MAGA brigade with their Superb Owl ad:

Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl Commercial | “Born The Hard Way”

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:41:52am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:42:13am

re: #564 Myron Falwell

Putin has so much on Bannon and Trump that it isn’t even funny. Provoking an overthrow of our government kinda helps him, no?

A mind picture you will never be able to unsee

Steve Bannon participated in the “Golden Showers” at the Moscow hotel.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:43:10am

re: #568 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:43:54am

re: #572 The Vicious Babushka

A mind picture you will never be able to unsee

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You monster.

Brain bleach is not sold here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:44:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:44:09am

re: #570 Lidane

ICYMI Budweiser is going to piss off the drooling inbred MAGA brigade with their Superb Owl ad.

Trump is going to sign a new Prohibition EO just to shut stuff like that down…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:45:12am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:45:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:45:30am

re: #575 Backwoods_Sleuth

Today they are rewording the terminology

Listen to his heart, not what comes out of his orifice!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:46:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:46:18am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:46:22am

re: #574 Anymouse

You monster.

Brain bleach is not sold here.

Have some brain bleach

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:46:48am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:47:41am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:11am

re: #571 jaunte

OFFS . They’ve got a counter until Trump announces the pick superseding Merrick Garland’s obstructed nomination. Funny, but Fox didn’t have a counter for the number of days GOP blocked Garland from getting a hearing, let alone a vote.

I have no doubt Fox will run a counter of days the nominee gets blocked/delayed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:29am

re: #585 jaunte

So what’s the deal with this walk back from the word “ban.” Intent? Do they think a court won’t notice they’ve used it 7,567 times already?

There is no ban

There has always never been a ban

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:31am

Immigration and Customs Enforcement director fired.
click2houston.com

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:38am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:48:56am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:49:47am

re: #587 Backwoods_Sleuth

Press Sec just said that all appointments should do as Donald Trump says or get out. LET THAT SINK IN

All public servants should follow their conscience. If that is incompatible with performing their duties, then they should resign or expect to be fired.

Unless you are refusing to register gay marriages, of course.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:50:05am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:50:42am

re: #582 Backwoods_Sleuth

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garzooma  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:51:23am

re: #565 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

America is turning politically dysfunctional, we are seeing that anew every day. And that means that Russia now has a free hand to do whatever it wants with a minimum of interference from us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:51:38am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:52:02am

re: #583 The Vicious Babushka

Thanks. I also like cute guinea pig pictures. (A couple decades ago I used to have a fleet of guinea pigs, one of which drank black coffee.)

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:52:17am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:52:24am
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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:52:25am
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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:53:39am

I find this completely hysterical.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:53:50am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:54:11am

re: #563 Backwoods_Sleuth

Also DT didn’t and doesn’t have anywhere near majority support.

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lizardofid  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:54:28am

re: #570 Lidane

ICYMI Budweiser is going to piss off the drooling inbred MAGA brigade with their Superb Owl ad:

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Video

I think that’s pretty cool, but if the young man in the story was Kosmos Spoetzl, I could really get behind it!

Prosit!

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:54:30am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:55:14am

re: #593 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Spicer: The president is an idiot, it’s your fault!

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:55:33am

What the everloving fuck?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:55:33am

heh

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:55:42am

re: #593 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer’s argument is that the media confused the president about his own policy. That’s the one you want to go with?

— Paul Blumenthal

“Sure, yeah, that sounds good.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:55:56am

re: #596 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So again, the executive branch has flipped off the judicial branch in a manner that, had Obama done it, would have led to articles of impeachment by now.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:56:17am

re: #607 MsJ

What the everloving fuck?

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Hmmm.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:56:41am

re: #609 Sir John Barron

“Sure, yeah, that sounds good.”

Words spoken by someone who knows nothing about visas.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:56:45am

re: #611 HappyWarrior

Hmmm.

I know. Trump is going to fire Ginsburg.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:56:50am

re: #607 MsJ

What the everloving fuck?

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Both are, almost certainly, fake accounts. E.g., they both joined Twitter this month.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:56:53am

re: #605 FormerDirtDart

GODDAMNIT
Someone put security around Carl Palmer. Everyone he’s played with in his career seems to be dying (Emerson and Lake last year, now Wetton).

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:57:38am

re: #607 MsJ

Assume both are bogus. No checkmarks. New accounts. No reason to trust them as legit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:58:10am

re: #615 lawhawk

GODDAMNIT
Someone put security around Carl Palmer. Everyone he’s played with in his career seems to be dying (Emerson and Lake last year, now Wetton).

Did Wetton play with Carl Palmer? I mostly know him from King Crimson, paid little attention to Asia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:58:19am

re: #607 MsJ

What the everloving fuck?

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Those are both brand new twitter accounts, and neither have blue checks.
I said the Gorsuch one was an obvious fake yesterday. I still believe that.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:58:49am

re: #615 lawhawk

GODDAMNIT
Someone put security around Carl Palmer. Everyone he’s played with in his career seems to be dying (Emerson and Lake last year, now Wetton).

Are we sure he’s not Dr. Manhattan in disguise?

/(geek moment)

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:59:01am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:59:11am

re: #608 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

SHUTUP SHUTUP SHUTUP SHUTUP SHUTUP SHUTUP!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:59:16am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:59:45am

re: #617 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Palmer and Wetton were in Asia together.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2017 • 10:59:52am

re: #609 Sir John Barron

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:00:20am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:00:36am

re: #622 Backwoods_Sleuth

Time for another hard-hitting interview with Pat Robertson’s CBN and Sean Hannity.

////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:00:49am

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Four soldiers were injured in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell Tuesday morning.

The soldiers were hurt during a training incident involving a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at about 11:07 a.m., according to Fort Campbell officials.

Officials didn’t immediately provide details about the names of those hurt or the nature of their injuries.

WCPO sister station WTVF in Nashville reported that at least three of the injured soldiers were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

The incident was still under investigation, officials said.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:01:39am

re: #624 jaunte

“That was yesterday. Don’t quote me from yesterday. Your argument is unvalidated.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:01:56am
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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:01:59am

re: #588 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is no ban

There has always never been a ban

We have always been at war with Ban.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:02:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:02:57am
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sagehen  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:03:02am

re: #334 Barefoot Grin

Putin appears to be wiping up the folks who helped Steele. Where’s Nyet? I’d love to get his perspective as to whether there’s validity to the speculations here:

huffingtonpost.com

I’m beginning to really worry about his absence, it’s been awhile. Do we know if he’s personally safe?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:03:13am

re: #631 The Vicious Babushka

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I am sure that Hannity, who spent years ranting about Saudi Arabia, will cover this tonight.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:04:48am

re: #631 The Vicious Babushka

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Telling.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:04:50am

re: #629 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Media arguing with Spicer over whether it’s a ban or vetting, meanwhile the White House has ordered US Marshals to deliberately ignore a federal court order.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:04:55am

re: #629 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll be calling my reps about this, even if they’re all Republicans. We have got to push that, no matter what your view, not following a judges ruling is unconstitutional and completely undermines our government.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:05:16am

re: #634 Timothy Watson

I am sure that Hannity, who spent years ranting about Saudi Arabia, will cover this tonight.

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Sean for one welcomes Trump’s new Saudi overlords.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:05:44am

re: #629 Backwoods_Sleuth

But Acting Attorney G refusing to follow DT orders was a firing offense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:06:17am
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Belafon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:06:27am

re: #636 Targetpractice

Media arguing with Spicer over whether it’s a ban or vetting, meanwhile the White House has ordered US Marshals to deliberately ignore a federal court order.

Spicer’s trying to change the name because a ban is unconstitutional. If they can get him to scream “It’s a ban!” would be great.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:07:46am

re: #640 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s an easily disproved lie. John Marshall was appointed after John Adams lost to Thomas Jefferson. Really Sean, stop insulting us who actually know history and facts. Your base may be full of people who are idiots but the rest of us aren’t stupid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:07:58am

re: #631 The Vicious Babushka

REVEALED: Trump registered EIGHT new companies in Saudi Arabia during US election campaign

This is worth a page or even a whole new main thread.

Trump has offered a lot of Republicans something that they can turn their back on.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:08:53am

Republicans will enact new legislation requiring judges to die in Republican administrations only. //

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:09:29am

re: #643 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is worth a page or even a whole new main thread.

Trump has offered a lot of Republicans something that they can turn their back on.

He’s offered them numerous reasons to turn on him, but they won’t because they’re too invested in him at this point to back down. They want their wish list passed and they’re prepared to sign away what remains of their souls to get it. We should start calling a spade a spade, they are now the Banana Republican Party.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:09:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:09:45am

re: #642 HappyWarrior

It’s an easily disproved lie. John Marshall was appointed after John Adams lost to Thomas Jefferson. Really Sean, stop insulting us who actually know history and facts. Your base may be full of people who are idiots but the rest of us aren’t stupid.

Yes, but their idiots are disproportionately represented in Congress and in the Electoral College…

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:09:55am

Brain bleach is too harsh. I use cranial peroxide.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:10:26am

re: #647 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, but their idiots are disproportionately represented in Congress and in the Electoral College…

ARgh don’t remind me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:10:37am

re: #648 Amory Blaine

Brain bleach is too harsh. I use cranial peroxide.

mental floss

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:11:32am

re: #629 Backwoods_Sleuth

The CBP and Marshalls have clearly found themselves answering to only one man, the great Agent Orange himself.

Who needs to make his own private arm of security when we have our own gov’t enforcement taking unilateral orders from the oval office anyway?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:11:33am

They other things he says are way more important than the “President Bannon” troll

Here’s @WajahatAli repeatedly saying “President Bannon” on CNN last night, which I can’t imagine @realDonaldTrump is appreciating:

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:11:43am

re: #593 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:12:12am

re: #629 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I said it last night. This is a coup. Federal LE are now refusing to enforce legal orders from the Judiciary and are obeying the Executive Branch instead. Even the US Marshals.

Last weekend will be seen as the turning point where we stopped being a constitutional republic.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:12:41am

re: #646 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh damn! I nearly forgot it’s “what about white history month?!” time again.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:12:53am

re: #643 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is worth a page or even a whole new main thread.

Trump has offered a lot of Republicans something that they can turn their back on.

Paged it. The Express is kind of a tabloid, it claims to have this information from the Washington Post but doesn’t link it. I’ll find the link and update the page.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:13:40am

re: #656 The Vicious Babushka

Paged it. The Express is kind of a tabloid, it claims to have this information from the Washington Post but doesn’t link it. I’ll find the link and update the page.

Great that you took care of that. I don’t page.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:14:09am

re: #655 Arkansawyer

Oh damn! I nearly forgot it’s “what about white history month?” time again.

Or using Morgan Freeman to talk down to people when Morgan Freeman definitely doesn’t agree with the wingnuts.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:14:56am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:15:40am

re: #656 The Vicious Babushka

Paged it. The Express is kind of a tabloid, it claims to have this information from the Washington Post but doesn’t link it. I’ll find the link and update the page.

washingtonpost.com

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:16:20am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:16:27am

re: #656 The Vicious Babushka

Paged it. The Express is kind of a tabloid, it claims to have this information from the Washington Post but doesn’t link it. I’ll find the link and update the page.

It’s a kind of dumbed down version of the Post that’s handed out for free at metro stations.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:16:50am

I have a new favorite Twitter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:17:19am

yeah, good luck with that…

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:17:58am

re: #615 lawhawk

GODDAMNIT
Someone put security around Carl Palmer. Everyone he’s played with in his career seems to be dying (Emerson and Lake last year, now Wetton).

Anyone seen Arthur Brown or the guys from Atomic Rooster lately?

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:18:42am

re: #633 sagehen

I’m beginning to really worry about his absence, it’s been awhile. Do we know if he’s personally safe?

The last time I saw him post he was going to do some poking around on some of the Trump connections, I believe.

667
Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:18:59am

Secret police force recruiting starts now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:19:01am

re: #665 makeitstop

Anyone seen Arthur Brown or the guys from Atomic Rooster lately?

Or anybody from King Crimson? (both Palmer and Wetton played with them at different times)

669
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:19:57am

Outside Mitch McConnell’s Louisville office, a muslim U.S. citizen immigrant laments ‘We are humans’ #TrumpBan cjky.it

670
Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:20:52am
671
Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:20:58am

re: #665 makeitstop

Anyone seen Arthur Brown or the guys from Atomic Rooster lately?

Fire - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown @ TOTP 1968

672
gocart mozart  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:21:19am
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:21:32am

re: #666 Barefoot Grin

The last time I saw him post he was going to do some poking around on some of the Trump connections, I believe.

He’s been silent on Twitter since Nov. 30th.

I sent a note his way there a while back hoping for a response of some sort but nothing. He hasn’t contributed to the Holocaust denial blog that he writes for since October, although no one there has posted anything about him either.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:21:42am

re: #645 Targetpractice

He’s offered them numerous reasons to turn on him, but they won’t because they’re too invested in him at this point to back down. They want their wish list passed and they’re prepared to sign away what remains of their souls to get it. We should start calling a spade a spade, they are now the Banana Republican Party.

They are the American Fascist Party. That is how I refer to them in E-mailings or telephone calls now.

675
Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:21:59am

re: #664 Backwoods_Sleuth

he probably will. but make him work for it.

676
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:22:10am

re: #662 Sir John Barron

It’s a kind of dumbed down version of the Post that’s handed out for free at metro stations.

Yeah it’s legit. I read it to pass the time sometimes.

677
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:22:46am

re: #664 Backwoods_Sleuth

yeah, good luck with that…

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Unless they clone Manchin, nope.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:22:51am
679
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:23:03am

re: #667 Stanley Sea

Secret police force recruiting starts now.

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OFFS.

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Anymouse  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:24:18am

re: #636 Targetpractice

Media arguing with Spicer over whether it’s a ban or vetting, meanwhile the White House has ordered US Marshals to deliberately ignore a federal court order.

Is there a credible source for this?

681
makeitstop  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:26:18am

I always preferred Wetton’s work with Crimso.

King Crimson - Easy Money

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Timothy Watson  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:27:34am

re: #663 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have a new favorite Twitter.

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Regret but one upding for finding that account.

It’s not the Twitter account we deserved, but it was the one we needed.

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gocart mozart  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:28:12am

re: #671 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

He’s on the bridge

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Bridge

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:28:14am
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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2017 • 11:29:04am

re: #667 Stanley Sea

Rely on taxpayer help. Depending on how narrow or wide you define help, that could be all immigrants. Pretty much everyone other than Native Americans. But you know it refers to the non-white immigrants who are least likely voting for a Republican.

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sagehen  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:09:34pm

re: #645 Targetpractice

He’s offered them numerous reasons to turn on him, but they won’t because they’re too invested in him at this point to back down. They want their wish list passed and they’re prepared to sign away what remains of their souls to get it.

Pence would happily sign their entire wishlist; that can’t be the reason.

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austin_blue  Jan 31, 2017 • 12:23:21pm

re: #665 makeitstop

Anyone seen Arthur Brown or the guys from Atomic Rooster lately?

Arthur Brown is alive and well and living in Austin. Saw him over Christmas.


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