At Least One of Trump’s “Under-Reported Terror Attacks” is a Fake, Started By Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer

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Our Deplorable In Chief included at least one murder in his list of “under-reported terror attacks” that was no terror attack at all. He exploited the death of this young woman for his own egomaniacal purposes.

The mother of a young backpacker killed in an Australian hostel has criticized President Donald Trump’s claim that her daughter’s murder was a terror attack ignored by the media.

Rosie Ayliffe said terrorism links were quickly ruled out in last year’s fatal stabbing of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 20, and a fellow British tourist — Tom Jackson, 30 — who tried to save her life.

The killings were included on a list of 78 attacks the White House says were “executed or inspired by” Islamic fundamentalists. It was distributed to back up Trump’s comment on Monday that the media “doesn’t want to report” such attacks.

More: Mom of Slain Backpacker Slams Trump’s False Claim It Was a Terrorist Attack

UPDATE at 2/8/17 3:06:16 pm by Charles Johnson

A quick Google search for this poor young woman’s name reveals that this fraudulent claim originated at the far right blogs of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.

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366 comments

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 2:59:51pm

Guess where this false claim seems to have originated?

Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.

jihadwatch.org

pamelageller.com

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:03:21pm

Typo alert in the sub-head - ‘depicable.’

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electrotek  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:07:24pm

Grab a box of Kleenex tissues because you’ll be needing this. This man exhibited more humanity than the Christian “pro-lifers” that represent the GOP.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:11:51pm

Fannin County [GA] Sheriff Dane Kirby confirmed that Gibbs’ car tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison that is found in castor beans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the substance can come in the form of a powder, a mist, a pellet, or can be dissolved in liquid and just a small amount of it can kill. The CDC notes, “It would take a deliberate act to make ricin and use it to poison people.”
………
Gibbs’ Facebook profile indicates the 27-year-old white man is a member of the Georgia Church Of Creativity C.A and is a self-identified “White Racial Loyalist.”

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:12:07pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:13:12pm

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)
re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:14:33pm
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ipsos  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:14:37pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

And yet when it comes time for a critical vote or endorsement, he always caves in the end. Always.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:16:10pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

Words are nice, but he never backs them up. If he gave a shit, he would have denied DeVos yesterday.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:22:21pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

He’s always been fully capable of defending himself. His big problem is he doesn’t do much to defend his constituents…otherwise known as doing his job as a Senator.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:22:49pm

re: #10 ObserverArt

He’s always been fully capable of defending himself. His big problem is he doesn’t do much to defend his constituents…otherwise known as doing his job as a Senator.

Tell me one Republican that does.

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:23:46pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Candidate for home country of wife #4.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:24:16pm

re: #3 electrotek

Grab a box of Kleenex tissues because you’ll be needing this. This man exhibited more humanity than the Christian “pro-lifers” that represent the GOP.

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Dayum. What a good man.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:25:40pm

re: #11 MsJ

Tell me one Republican that does.

I’d have a hard time doing that. In this case I was addressing Johnny “War” McCain. Since he is one of the most senior of Republicans he sets a bad example for the younger GOP jerks and you get more of what you are talking about.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:26:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:28:22pm

re: #15 jaunte

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:28:38pm

re: #15 jaunte

Can’t find what you’re not looking for.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:29:26pm

re: #3 electrotek

Grab a box of Kleenex tissues because you’ll be needing this. This man exhibited more humanity than the Christian “pro-lifers” that represent the GOP.

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Most awesome dude ever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:29:38pm
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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:29:52pm

re: #17 Skip Intro

Can’t find what you’re not looking for.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:30:16pm

Reading a bit of the Trump Horror Day #19 thread and I have to say I have a teeny tiny little bit of feeling bad for one Sean Spicer. I know he is a complete putz, but damn, can anyone do what he has to do and even try to act like the President is normal.

It is an unwinnable job. You can’t patch over crazy.

Tip for Sean: Get out now. Your boss is a fucking loon and he makes even you look bad worse.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:30:35pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

And he only seems to respond when it’s a direct insult to him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:32:50pm

re: #19 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well that certainly better than Trump tanking a stock with his Twitter bitching.

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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:34:07pm

re: #21 ObserverArt

Reading a bit of the Trump Horror Day #19 thread and I have to say I have a teeny tiny little bit of feeling bad for one Sean Spicer. I know he is a complete putz, but damn, can anyone do what he has to do and even try to act like the President is normal.

It is an unwinnable job. You can’t patch over crazy.

Tip for Sean: Get out now. Your boss is a fucking loon and he makes even you look bad worse.

I think Spicer brought plenty of loon to the party himself.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:34:21pm

re: #21 ObserverArt

Sarah Palin would be the perfect replacement.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:36:16pm

re: #25 Skip Intro

Sarah Palin would be the perfect replacement.

Can you just image that? Trump interpreted by Palin. The black hole of press relations.

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calochortus  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:36:40pm

OT, but I want to thank whomever it was that posted the Donaeld the Unready Twitter acct. yesterday. My brother has been listening to early English history podcasts lately, so I sent it on to him with the comment that Donaeld seemed to being ignoring Aethelflaed. Darned if she didn’t get a couple mentions this morning (which my brother pointed out to me.)

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Timothy Watson  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:36:45pm

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:38:28pm

re: #14 ObserverArt

I’d have a hard time doing that. In this case I was addressing Johnny “War” McCain. Since he is one of the most senior of Republicans he sets a bad example for the younger GOP jerks and you get more of what you are talking about.

Forgive me but I’ll never see McCain as anything but a craven asshole who inflicted us with Sarah “any vagina will do” Palin.

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makeitstop  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:38:56pm

re: #24 wrenchwench

I think Spicer brought plenty of loon to the party himself.

Yeah, me too.

I think at this point, everyone who has signed on with this clown show are True Believers. 100% Trump Cult. And while they scurry around trying not to piss off the Big Cheeto, I can find precisely zero sympathy for any of them.

They’re all in it to destroy this country, and the more uncomfortable and put-upon and tormented and persecuted they feel, the better it is with me.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:39:56pm

California submits a $100-billion wish list of infrastructure projects to Trump for federal funding

Yeah right.

latimes.com

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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:40:36pm
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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:42:32pm

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

I really am going to change my name to RudeJ.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:42:45pm

re: #27 calochortus

OT, but I want to thank whomever it was that posted the Donaeld the Unready Twitter acct. yesterday. My brother has been listening to early English history podcasts lately, so I sent it on to him with the comment that Donaeld seemed to being ignoring Aethelflaed. Darned if she didn’t get a couple mentions this morning (which my brother pointed out to me.)

that was me. That account is just too funny.

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calochortus  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:43:56pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

that was me. That account is just too funny.

Infinite updings!

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:43:57pm

re: #4 jaunte

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Not a terrorist though. Too White.

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darthstar  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:44:50pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:45:53pm

Yes, please, yes.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:47:03pm

re: #21 ObserverArt

Reading a bit of the Trump Horror Day #19 thread and I have to say I have a teeny tiny little bit of feeling bad for one Sean Spicer. I know he is a complete putz, but damn, can anyone do what he has to do and even try to act like the President is normal.

It is an unwinnable job. You can’t patch over crazy.

Tip for Sean: Get out now. Your boss is a fucking loon and he makes even you look bad worse.

Really? My advice to Spicer is dig in for the duration, including all the way through impeachment (please, please, please).

Live by Trump, die by Trump (politically).

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:50:22pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

So what? What if the majority of Europeans wanted to ban immigrants based on race or ethnicity or some other illegitimate basis? All those polls show is that unfortunately too many Europeans have adopted an anti-Muslim stance. Doesn’t mean that their stance is defensible or good.

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stpaulbear  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:52:55pm

This showed up today on my Facebook page. Maybe worth a call or two?

Facebook

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:54:48pm

This is a thing on Twitter lately - whenever you suggest Donald Trump may not be completely sane and may need psychological help, people berate you about “stigmatizing mental health.”

I’m not even going to get into this one because I know how this goes on Twitter; as soon as I say a single word to debate this, 50 people will pile on. But this is NOT “stigmatizing mental health,” it’s stigmatizing Donald Freaking Trump. I really don’t get this attitude that if you suggest one person may have mental issues, you’re attacking EVERY person with mental issues and making them all the same. Of course I’m not!

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:54:51pm

re: #29 MsJ

And Meghan McCain doesn’t fall far from the crabtree.

crooksandliars.com

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:57:25pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

And Meghan McCain doesn’t fall far from the crabtree.

crooksandliars.com

Yeah. Ms McCain is definitely as bad as her father.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:57:36pm

re: #8 ipsos

And yet when it comes time for a critical vote or endorsement, he always caves in the end. Always.

That’s what Republicans are. Party above country, every single time.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:57:52pm
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Skandal  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:59:18pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 3:59:35pm

re: #38 Skip Intro

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Yes, please, yes.

I’m still waiting for the Four Seasons in DC to file due to the loss of whatever foreign country shin dig that cancelled & went to the yam’s hotel.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:00:11pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

The thing republicans don’t get is Warren *is* a real progressive/liberal icon. This thing they did last night is going to be remembered for a long, long time.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:01:14pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

For starters, believing that someone who is delusional should not serve as president of the US is not a knock on the delusional. It’s basic common sense.

Edited to add: This has (unbelievably, really) become a partisan political position these days, since the Republicans are the party of the deluded.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:02:08pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

This is a thing on Twitter lately - whenever you suggest Donald Trump may not be completely sane and may need psychological help, people berate you about “stigmatizing mental health.”

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I’m not even going to get into this one because I know how this goes on Twitter; as soon as I say a single word to debate this, 50 people will pile on. But this is NOT “stigmatizing mental health,” it’s stigmatizing Donald Freaking Trump. I really don’t get this attitude that if you suggest one person may have mental issues, you’re attacking EVERY person with mental issues and making them all the same. Of course I’m not!

I’ve seen a similar push, coming most strongly from disabled activists (for lack of a better word) - although that might simply be because of how the cross-section of people I follow on Twitter goes. And to some extent, I can sympathize.

At the same time, the Presidency is not a normal job. It is okay to have a higher standard there. I’m honestly more concerned about the possibility for dementia/Alzheimer’s than I am other mental illnesses, because it is possible to be a completely functional member of society as long as those are being treated. But it is okay to look at erratic behavior in public and say “this isn’t right” when the person exhibiting that behavior has the ability to launch nukes. Full stop.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:03:11pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:03:12pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

And Meghan McCain doesn’t fall far from the crabtree.

crooksandliars.com

Crooks & Liars is horrible to access. Did Meghan REALLY use the P word about Warren?

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Bubblehead II  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:06:34pm

Night Lizards. See you in the mourning.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:08:03pm

re: #53 Stanley Sea

Crooks & Liars is horrible to access. Did Meghan REALLY use the P word about Warren?

Of course she did. It was ok because Trump used it.

See how it works?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:09:15pm

Certain things are just fucking disqualifying, and unstable, erratic, deranged mental processes and behavior in someone with nuclear launch authority are among them.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:11:21pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:11:41pm

IMO, the only way Trump is leaving the WH is is after he drops dead from a heart attack or stroke.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:12:21pm
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Teukka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:12:28pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

IMO, the only way Trump is leaving the WH is is after he drops dead from a heart attack or stroke.

Or after some mayhem involving an impeachment which doesn’t go his way.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:12:39pm

re: #50 EPR-radar

For starters, believing that someone who is delusional should not serve as president of the US is not a knock on the delusional. It’s basic common sense.

Edited to add: This has (unbelievably, really) become a partisan political position these days, since the Republicans are the party of the deluded.

It’s even worse. It’s also partisan whether you are pro Putin/Russia.

I’ll *NEVER* forgive Republicans for that.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:12:46pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

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Certain things are just fucking disqualifying, and unstable, erratic, deranged mental processes and behavior in someone with nuclear launch authority are among them.

I know, right? This is some kind of weird political correctness thing taken to an absurd extreme to say it should be off limits to talk about Trump’s mental health.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:12:55pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:13:09pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

IMO, the only way Trump is leaving the WH is is after he drops dead from a heart attack or stroke.

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:13:17pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

Get ready for the pile-on, though. I’ve been through this one before.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:14:14pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

I know, right? This is some kind of weird political correctness thing taken to an absurd extreme to say it should be off limits to talk about Trump’s mental health.

It’s probably some mixture of clueless idealists and Republican ratfuckers finding it politically useful to normalize the idea of a madman in the White House.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:15:02pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

Get ready for the pile-on, though. I’ve been through this one before.

That’s why my response is here and not on Twitter.

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wrenchwench  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:15:09pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:15:12pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:15:36pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

That was my first thought as well. However, Trump is showing that he cares about some of this petty stuff, and that can and should be used against him.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:15:36pm

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

And Meghan McCain doesn’t fall far from the crabtree.

crooksandliars.com

Never understood the left’s flirtation with Meghan McCain—other than her support of gay marriage, she’s a typical Republican, a spoiled brat and dumb as a box or rocks.

My favorite moment was when Paul Begala interrupted her inane idiocy on Maher’s show:

Paul Begala Schools Meghan McCain

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:16:42pm

Automatic Blocking Function Triggered

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:17:16pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:17:32pm

re: #58 Skip Intro

IMO, the only way Trump is leaving the WH is is after he drops dead from a heart attack or stroke.

“Hold my beer, I got this!”
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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:17:47pm

re: #69 Myron Falwell

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Not even shame will do it. Only threatening their cash flow. Every major ban has been of someone threatening or damaging their income.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:18:54pm

re: #72 The Vicious Babushka

That’s a concentration of stupid so intense it lowers the average IQ of the entire human race.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:21:19pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

Sadly, that’s true.

Four years from now Trump won’t appear to have aged a day.

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:22:12pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

This one stresses out over his press secretary being expertly portrayed by a woman.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:22:58pm

re: #71 BeachDem

Never understood the left’s flirtation with Meghan McCain—other than her support of gay marriage, she’s a typical Republican, a spoiled brat and dumb as a box or rocks.

My favorite moment was when Paul Begala interrupted her inane idiocy on Maher’s show:

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I have much more respect for the Bush twins. I didn’t like their dad at all but Jenna and Barbara seem to be actual independent thinkers and have hearts.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:23:09pm

re: #75 William Lewis

Not even shame will do it. Only threatening their cash flow. Every major ban has been of someone threatening or damaging their income.

Shame towards advertisers actually would work here. Unlike Breitbart, Twitter isn’t being bankrolled by a lunatic billionaire.

Can someone get @slpng_giants on the case?

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:25:27pm

re: #49 MsJ

The thing republicans don’t get is Warren *is* a real progressive/liberal icon. This thing they did last night is going to be remembered for a long, long time.

I had not watched Morning Joke since the morning after the elections. Today I decided to tune in for the first half hour just to see what Joke and The Misses had to say about the Warren shut down last night.

Even Joey was wondering where that all came from. He thought it odd that McConnell, ordinarily a good game playing politician* would do that as it actually makes Warren a martyr.

I bet it came from Bannon and the Trump gang. McConnell probably was threatened to get in there and put a stop to her, we are sick of her act.

* not an endorsement for McConnell’s games…a lot of people think he is a master at playing the game of politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:26:15pm

This is the scientifically composed HAPPIEST SONG IN THE WORLD

The Happy Song

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:27:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:27:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:28:01pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

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Wish I could be surprised.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:28:28pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

So, the new US attorney general is a racist confederate SOB. Republicans are really going to like that.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:28:32pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

He watches TV all day. Blah blah blah blas to people around a table who are ALL enabling him. Zero stress.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:28:33pm

From Loretta Lynch to Jeff fucking Sessions.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:29:00pm

re: #86 EPR-radar

So, the new US attorney general is a racist confederate SOB. Republicans are really going to like that.

Gotta rep the base.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:31:02pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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Man, Lindsey and Tim are both showing their asses today.

…he said Warren reading the letter from Coretta Scott King — in which she expressed opposition to Jeff Sessions’ nomination to the federal bench in 1986 — was defamatory to Sessions, now an Alabama senator.

cnn.com
How can reading a letter be defamatory?

Tim had to chime in:

“What I took issue with last night, and the true violation of Rule XIX in my eyes, were the remarks shared last night originally stated by Sen. Kennedy, not Coretta Scott King,” Scott said. McConnell specifically referenced King’s letter, and did not mention Kennedy’s words.

huffingtonpost.com

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:34:52pm

re: #86 EPR-radar

So, the new US attorney general is a racist confederate SOB. Republicans are really going to like that.

For this to get a down-ding, there really should be some kind of error to point out. There are only two possibilities:

1) Sessions isn’t a racist confederate SOB or

2) Republicans don’t like racist confederate SOBs.

Neither of these propositions seems remotely plausible.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:35:03pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

Jeff Manchin should just don a white robe and wander back to West Virginia.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:35:39pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

I know, right? This is some kind of weird political correctness thing taken to an absurd extreme to say it should be off limits to talk about Trump’s mental health.

I’m unfamiliar with the guy that did that tweet. But, I get the feeling people are trying real hard to make up anything to excuse Trump as it may be more and more apparent he is not fit for the job.

They are saying to themselves “he can’t be this bad can he?”

Yes. Yes he can and it is that bad.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:35:48pm

re: #91 EPR-radar

For this to get a down-ding, there really should be some kind of error to point out. There are only two possibilities:

1) Sessions isn’t a racist confederate SOB or

2) Republicans don’t like racist confederate SOBs.

Neither of these propositions seems remotely plausible.

Just consider the source of the downding.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:36:07pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel
And I should add, old friend, I respectfully disagree with that statement. Not directed at you. At Johnny Ambien.
John McCain never apologised for dragging Sarah Palin out as a viable human to be considered for a position of power. Senator McCain has repeatedly stood with the party over and against the very people he served with and purportedly represents. The only thing I have seen outside of his partisan hack job is the ability to chirp up every once in awhile, act as if he gets it, and then fade away. He was spat upon by Trump, as were all the surviving POWs, and all Johnny could muster was words. Still supported Trump. VOTED TRUMP. Said Trump owed an apology to those he sullied. Not Johnny. JOHNNY GETS PAID. The spit wasn’t even dried when he again asked for an apology. He never got it. But that was not the point. Ambien Johnny’s fellow servicemen and women were spat upon, and Johnny did what Johnny does. GOT PAID. So this last talk about him and Lindsay “Lion” Graham going to act out a 3 part nonpartisan play about the purported Russian influence in our….ZZZZZZZZZ….So Senator McCain points out the sacrifice of those who came before to an ignoramus called Spicer and this is what? Nothing. Nothing. Senator McCain stopped serving his fellow veterans and servicemen and women years ago. Words. Empty words. Senator McCain enrages me for what he could be. And he never will be that. So the crumbs that fall from his plate? Words that he speaks? Empty words. Useless.
I can find no soul, however thin, in this version of the GOP. None. SENATOR McCain can go walk off a roof. That’s what a lot of his fellow vets did, with scant help from Johnny.
Rant off. Fuck the GOP. McCain pisses me off to no end. Here’s some of his stellar work.

John McCain: “Bomb Iran” (with bonus footage)

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:37:38pm

re: #91 EPR-radar

For this to get a down-ding, there really should be some kind of error to point out. There are only two possibilities:

1) Sessions isn’t a racist confederate SOB or

2) Republicans don’t like racist confederate SOBs.

Neither of these propositions seems remotely plausible.

That asshole is downdinging everyone. Fucking coward.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:37:39pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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Of COURSE it will be a white male Southern Republican senator (Graham) coming to the defense of another white male Southern Republican senator’s (McConnell) silencing a female Democratic senator (Warren) who had the audacity to read a letter from a black female civil rights icon (Coretta Scott King) that was critical of the racism of another white Southern Republican senator (Sessions).

Never mind that Graham’s words were his own and basically were his “don’t speak unless spoken to” demeaning of Warren - much more in line with what the senate decorum rule is about.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:37:40pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just consider the source of the downding.

Speaking of which, I need to get something for that wart on my ring finger…

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:37:46pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just consider the source of the downding.

Of course. But things like that should be mocked.

I’m reminded of DF’s habit of down-dinging articles here when they reported on especially egregious examples of Republicans doing what Republicans do (i.e., being evil).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:38:30pm

re: #98 Myron Falwell

Speaking of which, I need to get something for that wart on my ring finger…

Now you’ve done it…you mentioned healthcare….

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fern01  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:39:23pm

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel

(h/t Backwoods Sleuth, 2 strings back)

Old Mac can still scrabble around and find his balls occasionally. Not nearly often enough, to be sure, but still pretty good for an establishment Republican these days.

Until he brings himself to vote against the dipsh!it admin nominees he is due no thanks from anyone. He is supporting this administration 100%.

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:39:47pm

re: #91 EPR-radar

For this to get a down-ding, there really should be some kind of error to point out. There are only two possibilities:

1) Sessions isn’t a racist confederate SOB or

2) Republicans don’t like racist confederate SOBs.

Neither of these propositions seems remotely plausible.

Just gotta ignore him. He’s pulling a KT and just simmering angrily until he either blows out or walks away. He knows he’s on the wrong side of history and it’s driving him nuts.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:40:51pm

re: #96 MsJ

That asshole is downdinging everyone. Fucking coward.

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

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:41:50pm

re: #102 William Lewis

Just gotta ignore him. He’s pulling a KT and just simmering angrily until he either blows out or walks away. He knows he’s on the wrong side of history and it’s driving him nuts.

he just likes to come around and stir up shit with nonsense.
kinda sad that it’s the highlight of his day.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:42:00pm

re: #102 William Lewis

Just gotta ignore him. He’s pulling a KT and just simmering angrily until he either blows out or walks away. He knows he’s on the wrong side of history and it’s driving him nuts.

The fix for that is pretty goddamn simple, really. Stop being on the wrong side of history.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:42:55pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

The fix for that is pretty goddamn simple, really. Stop being on the wrong side of history.

but it always has to be somebody else’s fault…

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:43:10pm

re: #95 nines09

Just the mention of Palin is more than enough. If that’s all he’ll be remembered for, it would be a fate well deserved.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:43:23pm
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JasonA  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:43:51pm

Starting to think the plan was to pump the swamp water onto Main Street.

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:43:53pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

but it always has to be somebody else’s fault…

…”because I am forever a victim.”

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:18pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

And now Alabama gets to send an even worse turd to the Senate.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:31pm

re: #107 Myron Falwell

Just the mention of Palin is more than enough. If that’s all he’ll be remembered for, it would be a fate well deserved.

Palin is McCain’s unforgivable act. The path to POTUS Trump includes VP nominee Palin as an earlier stage of the degeneration of the Republican party.

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JasonA  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:35pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:45pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔ @Green_Footballs
And the United States takes another big step backward. A horrible appointment that will have lasting effects. @cspan


7:26 PM - 8 Feb 2017

Expected, but not good in any way.

And thanks go out to Demopublican Joe Manchin. Fucker has no spine.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:53pm

re: #41 stpaulbear

As a dog (and general animal) lover, that is awful news. It’s so inhumane and shocking but Republicans are going to great lengths to show how heartless they can be.

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:44:54pm

OT: Brain Break for a beautiful photo of a hunter in action.

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Skip Intro  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:46:17pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

Hell, that one wasn’t even close.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:46:53pm

Then, there’s this.

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:47:02pm

Try again, shall we?

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JasonA  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:47:24pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:48:26pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

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Why not just go whole hog and ban all Democrats who say anything you don’t like? Let’s cut to the chase. This is about shutting down your opposition. This is the Party of Trump.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:49:05pm

re: #115 Patricia Kayden

As a dog (and general animal) lover, that is awful news. It’s so inhumane and shocking but Republicans are going to great lengths to show how heartless they can be.

Considering what I used to be, yes, they are this inhumane and monstrous. All about big businesses, guns and teh fetuses.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:50:43pm

re: #111 Skip Intro

And now Alabama gets to send an even worse turd to the Senate.

Guess who Governor Bentley wants to appoint?

Bentley interviews Roy Moore, 10 others for Sen. Jeff Sessions’ seat

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:50:56pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

So looks like some Dems crossed over. Sigh.

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Nyet  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:50:58pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

I know, right? This is some kind of weird political correctness thing taken to an absurd extreme to say it should be off limits to talk about Trump’s mental health.

You know (because you have experienced it yourself and reported it here) that among the holier-than-though leftist crowd words like “idiot”, “moron”, “crazy”, “dumb” and “fool” are seen as “ableist slurs”. No, I’m not kidding.

I understand the right-wing misuse of “PC”, and 90% of PC is OK. But ~10% is idiotic, moronic, crazy, dumb and foolish.

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JasonA  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:52:20pm

re: #124 Patricia Kayden

So looks like some Dems crossed over. Sigh.

Just Manchin.

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Kragar  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:53:10pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:53:16pm

re: #124 Patricia Kayden

So looks like some Dems crossed over. Sigh.

Just one, Joe Manchin.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:54:06pm
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stpaulbear  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:54:46pm

re: #124 Patricia Kayden

So looks like some Dems crossed over. Sigh.

Only one. Dickhead from WV.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:55:33pm

re: #126 JasonA

Not surprising then. Thanks.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:56:22pm

I am so depressed.
I am watching a bunch of kitten videos.
Also, a bunch of Disneyland videos of tourists chatting with their favorite Disney characters.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:56:54pm

re: #109 JasonA

Starting to think the plan was to pump the swamp water onto Main Street.

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Everything they’ll do will blow up the economy.

Then we’ll have to rebuild.

Again.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:57:08pm

re: #118 Myron Falwell

Then, there’s this.

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Hadn’t you heard—there was no opposition to the pipeline. The yam (who I believe has $ in it) said so.

“As you know, I did the Dakota pipeline and nobody called up to complain because it was unfair. Years of getting approvals, nobody showed up to fight it. This company spends a tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, and then all of a sudden, people show up to fight it. It’s not fair to our companies. And I think everyone is going to be happy in the end, okay?”

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fern01  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:57:12pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

Probably run as a republican in 2018

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:58:43pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:59:01pm

re: #112 EPR-radar

Palin is McCain’s unforgivable act. The path to POTUS Trump includes VP nominee Palin as an earlier stage of the degeneration of the Republican party.

Ha, that idjit is so silent on the crony capitalism that founded her bs rants after the election of Obama.

She’s always been a grifter.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:59:08pm

re: #132 The Vicious Babushka

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 8, 2017 • 4:59:34pm

Reading through these threads and all I can think is that there will be no need for a Trump Presidential Library. Just donate it all to the Barnum and Bailey Museum.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:01:01pm

re: #134 BeachDem

Hadn’t you heard—there was no opposition to the pipeline. The yam (who I believe has $ in it) said so.

“As you know, I did the Dakota pipeline and nobody called up to complain because it was unfair. Years of getting approvals, nobody showed up to fight it. This company spends a tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, and then all of a sudden, people show up to fight it. It’s not fair to our companies. And I think everyone is going to be happy in the end, okay?”

I saw that and LOLed. He thinks that opposition will go away by throwing that temper tantrum, uh… news flash, Trump: it won’t.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:01:18pm

re: #120 JasonA

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Not the same guy. Daylin Leach is a Pennsylvania state senator, not the one in Texas that the yam was talking about. But his response is still perfect.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:02:22pm

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

Reading through these threads and all I can think is that there will be no need for a Trump Presidential Library. Just donate it all to the Barnum and Bailey Museum.

That would be beneath the dignity of Barnum and Bailey.

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:02:56pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:03:28pm

re: #134 BeachDem

Hadn’t you heard—there was no opposition to the pipeline. The yam (who I believe has $ in it) said so.

“As you know, I did the Dakota pipeline and nobody called up to complain because it was unfair. Years of getting approvals, nobody showed up to fight it. This company spends a tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars, and then all of a sudden, people show up to fight it. It’s not fair to our companies. And I think everyone is going to be happy in the end, okay?”

and the WH phone lines were (and still are) shut off.

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:03:56pm

OT

Incredible. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming is closed until at least Monday and maybe beyond. 100 m.p.h. winds whipped through there last night, and wreaked havoc on the power lines.

Jackson Hole Down

3,500 to 4,000 people are without power in and around Teton Village.

That’s a huge bummer for the businesses and employees of the ski area, having to forfeit a whole weekend in the middle of February.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:04:00pm

re: #143 William Lewis

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:04:36pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:05:11pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:05:12pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

and the WH phone lines were (and still are) shut off.

They have phone lines? Thought they reinstalled the Western Union lines, because no one uses the telegraph anymore.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:05:33pm

re: #119 William Lewis

Try again, shall we?

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I saw it when it was big & beautiful!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:06:04pm

re: #149 Myron Falwell

They have phone lines? Thought they reinstalled the Western Union lines, because no one uses the telegraph anymore.

pigeons.
but since the carrier pigeons are extinct, well…

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:08:07pm

re: #150 Stanley Sea

I saw it when it was big & beautiful!

It’s a pretty one, isn’t she? New wallpaper courtesy of the Smithsonian Magazine.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:08:51pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:10:02pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:11:28pm

re: #142 Myron Falwell

That would be beneath the dignity of Barnum and Bailey.

Why do you say that?
P.T. Barnum is one of the most well-known hoaxters in history, and his words ring extremely true regarding Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House:

“There’s a sucker born every minute”

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nines09  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:13:01pm

Just another day at the office.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:14:45pm

re: #154 Myron Falwell

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and his wife is on the West Virginia Board of Education, a position she used to force schools in WV to purchase Epipens from her daughter’s company.

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:14:53pm

re: #153 Charles Johnson

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We’re going to be getting that a lot these next 4 years…why shouldn’t they feel estatic, they’re getting every single fucking thing they want now. The tripping point is when, if ever, if they regret getting what they wanted.

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b.d.  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:16:03pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:16:30pm

re: #4 jaunte

This punkass kid’s Facebook is fucked up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:17:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:17:54pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:18:27pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

and his wife is on the West Virginia Board of Education, a position she used to force schools in WV to purchase Epipens from her daughter’s company.

Just like Trump, another politician turning his position into a money-making business and isn’t shy about it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:18:56pm

*thud*

After Senate votes to confirm him as Attorney General, Sessions thanks Pres. Trump. “He believes in the rule of law”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:19:28pm

re: #158 Citizen K

We’re going to be getting that a lot these next 4 years…why shouldn’t they feel estatic, they’re getting every single fucking thing they want now. The tripping point is when, if ever, if they regret getting what they wanted.

On Obamacare, they’re already there. Or at least, the GOP in Congress is there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:20:39pm
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allegro  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:21:33pm

I haven’t read most of the thread yet so forgive if this has been mentioned…

Do you see what McCain just did? By conflating heroism with mission success he’s now got everyone going “how dare anyone suggest that the mission wasn’t a success” That would be insulting the heroes who went on the mission.

Bullshit. They are not the same thing. Of course, those who went on that ill advised mission are heroes. The mission was still NOT a success and that does not reflect on those who tried to carry it out and got killed and injured in the attempt.

What an asshole using this to flip the story from “mission failed” to “mission success” and look like a “maverick” for appearing to cross Bannon Trump. Trump will be all “see? McCain says it was a success”. Fuck that guy and fuck anyone who lets them, get away with it.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:21:42pm

re: #140 Myron Falwell

I saw that and LOLed. He thinks that opposition will go away by throwing that temper tantrum, uh… news flash, Trump: it won’t.

Going on tonight, as a matter of fact: a DAPL protest in front of the White House.

Think Trump will watch “Finding Dory” again and play dumb tomorrow? All signs point to yes.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:25:16pm

re: #158 Citizen K

We’re going to be getting that a lot these next 4 years…why shouldn’t they feel estatic, they’re getting every single fucking thing they want now. The tripping point is when, if ever, if they regret getting what they wanted.

Republicans have no shame. They won’t regret a thing until everyone else makes them regret.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:26:14pm
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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:26:46pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Rand Paul has values?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:27:24pm

tweeted via iPhone, so it was his staff not him sending congrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:27:43pm

re: #171 BeachDem

Rand Paul has values?

yes, he does.
And they are deplorable.

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KGxvi  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:28:05pm

re: #5 Myron Falwell

For all of Gorsuch’s faults, he is still a Circuit Court Judge. Judges really do not like it when Congress or the Executive branch try to influence them or otherwise attack them. Our system of government has worked, in large part and with very few exceptions, because both the Executive and the Legislature are willing to be bound by the decisions of the Judiciary. Likewise, the Judiciary has developed the Political Question Doctrine in order to allow the other two branches some latitude in how they handle certain matters. No matter how right wing a judge or Justice is, they are not going to take kindly to one of the other branches trying to marginalize them.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:28:32pm

re: #171 BeachDem

values*

* contains 5% actual values by weight. Remainder is sawdust, derp, shredded JBS materials. GOLD, and cognitive dissonance about what constitutes “freedom.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:29:33pm

Bevin just finished giving his crappy state of the state speech, which he prefaced with the statement that it would not deal with policy or ideology.

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:31:15pm

of course he will…
*spit*

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compound_Idaho  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:31:48pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

tweeted via iPhone, so it was his staff not him sending congrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:32:40pm

good fucking grief.
Kentucky what have you unleashed? Are y’all happy now in coal country???

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:32:52pm

re: #175 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

values*

* contains 5% actual values by weight. Remainder is sawdust, derp, shredded JBS materials. GOLD, and cognitive dissonance about what constitutes “freedom.”

I might also add—subject to the Charles P. Pierce 5-minute rule.

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:33:50pm

And of course, I find a bunch of motherfuckers that still manage to make this all about how Hillary is the most superevil venal hyperbitch in the history of fucking ever and how we need to see her in chains, NOW.

And these are just the left wingers, not the righties that want her strung up for treason.

Fuck’s sake, I give up on this country today.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:34:17pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good fucking grief.
Kentucky what have you unleashed? Are y’all happy now in coal country???

Looks like all the Republican will be pulling the run and hide from the media by calling it fake. All under the cover of The Don.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:35:10pm

Ha I almost missed this because I blocked this looney toon awhile back.

So… if Gorsuch is actually being serious here, what is the endgame? Does he voluntarily withdraw his nomination or does President Bannon forcibly make him withdraw?

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:35:24pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:35:30pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bevin just finished giving his crappy state of the state speech, which he prefaced with the statement that it would not deal with policy or ideology.

O_o

Sorry, but Bentley’s state of the state tops (bottoms) them all with his, “If Alabamians can put man on the moon, we can build new prisons”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:36:26pm

re: #185 BeachDem

Sorry, but Bentley’s state of the state tops (bottoms) them all with his, “If Alabamians can put man on the moon, we can build new prisons”

saw that, but Kentucky is really giving Texas and Alabama a real run in the race to the bottom of everydamnedthang.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:36:32pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good fucking grief.
Kentucky what have you unleashed? Are y’all happy now in coal country???

He thinks he’s yam junior.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:37:32pm

re: #187 BeachDem

He thinks he’s yam junior.

Actually, he is. And he got a head start.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:37:54pm

re: #169 Myron Falwell

Republicans have no shame. They won’t regret a thing until everyone else makes them regret.

I admit, the extent to which this is true has surprised me. And it’s not just the GOP leadership, it’s the rank-and-vile as well.

The very same people who claimed that money going to the Clinton Foundation, from which the Clintons derive no income, was TREASON!!!, but the Trump Organization, whose profits directly enrich the new President, can solicit business from foreign governments, and they see nothing wrong with that.

It’s made me question whether good really does triumph over evil, and whether the arc of the moral universe really does bend toward justice. I have never believed that the ends justify the means, but we are facing an opponent who is not shackled by honor, consistency, morality, honesty, or even basic logic.

I’ve seen NeverTrump Conservatives say they warned people that someone like Trump might take over the Tea Party, but in fact, Trump is simply the Tea Party distilled.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:37:55pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief.
Kentucky what have you unleashed? Are y’all happy now in coal country???

They keep electing McConnell and Rand Paul. I find it hard to find sympathy for them.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:38:30pm

re: #183 Myron Falwell

Trump gives Gorsuch the boot and picks David Duke. And no Republicans would vote against him.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:38:45pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

saw that, but Kentucky is really giving Texas and Alabama a real run in the race to the bottom of everydamnedthang.

South by dog carolina says, “hold my beer…”

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:38:51pm

re: #174 KGxvi

For all of Gorsuch’s faults, he is still a Circuit Court Judge. Judges really do not like it when Congress or the Executive branch try to influence them or otherwise attack them. Our system of government has worked, in large part and with very few exceptions, because both the Executive and the Legislature are willing to be bound by the decisions of the Judiciary. Likewise, the Judiciary has developed the Political Question Doctrine in order to allow the other two branches some latitude in how they handle certain matters. No matter how right wing a judge or Justice is, they are not going to take kindly to one of the other branches trying to marginalize them.

SCOTUS took a giant steaming dump over these ideals in the 2000 election, and the behavior of the court’s conservatives since then does not inspire confidence. They are also Republicans, for whom ‘party above country’ is a way of life.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:38:51pm

NEW WHITE HOUSE PROCTOLOGIST NAMED….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:39:21pm

re: #190 Myron Falwell

They keep electing McConnell and Rand Paul. I find it hard to find sympathy for them.

It’s just going to get worse. Bevin is pushing charter schools now. As if we don’t already have enough problems here already with religious homeschooling.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:39:25pm

re: #191 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump gives Gorsuch the boot and picks David Duke. And no Repiblicans would vote against him.

…and joined by Manchin, no doubt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:39:43pm

re: #192 BeachDem

South by dog carolina says, “hold my beer…”

LOL!
Sad but so true…

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:39:49pm

re: #194 nines09

::: getting the brain bleach ::::

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:41:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:43:25pm

re: #178 compound_Idaho

Nice try, but no cigar…
naacp.org
snopes.com

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:46:41pm

re: #189 Blind Frog Belly White

I admit, the extent to which this is true has surprised me. And it’s not just the GOP leadership, it’s the rank-and-vile as well.

The very same people who claimed that money going to the Clinton Foundation, from which the Clintons derive no income, was TREASON!!!, but the Trump Organization, whose profits directly enrich the new President, can solicit business from foreign governments, and they see nothing wrong with that.

It’s made me question whether good really does triumph over evil, and whether the arc of the moral universe really does bend toward justice. I have never believed that the ends justify the means, but we are facing an opponent who is not shackled by honor, consistency, morality, honesty, or even basic logic.

I’ve seen NeverTrump Conservatives say they warned people that someone like Trump might take over the Tea Party, but in fact, Trump is simply the Tea Party distilled.

One of Driftglass’ better lines is ‘there is no Tea Party’, which is absolutely true. The Tea Party was merely Republicans who wanted to pretend they weren’t associated with the disasters of the Bush administration, while simultaneously supporting the exact political positions that made those disasters inevitable.

Democratic self-rule will obviously fail if a sufficiently large fraction of the electorate is willfully stupid and malicious. The US is in serious danger of failing in this manner.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:50:33pm

If there will ever be a working definition of Alabama, this is it:

Alabama Governor: If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, We Can Build More Prisons

huffingtonpost.com

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:50:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:50:51pm

re: #178 compound_Idaho

Who do you think you’re fooling with this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:51:29pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:52:13pm

Not surprised about compound_Idaho trying to peddle fake news around here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:53:29pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

Who do you think you’re fooling with this?

It’s what he does when he’s not wholesale downdinging or stirring up other crap just because he can.
It’s really getting annoying.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:53:57pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

You would think he’d be too busy, what with working 100 hours a week to pay a bazillion dollars for health insurance.

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nines09  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:54:34pm

re: #178 compound_Idaho

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:55:36pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

Don’t stare into those soulless blue eyes.

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Targetpractice  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:55:48pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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From the “No Shit, Sherlock” column.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:56:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:56:41pm
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BlueGrl21  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:56:48pm

I am mentally ill….bipolar. And open about it. So I get to respond to any politician talking about “protecting me” with this:

1. Don’t need you to defend me to further your own agenda. You don’t really give a shit about me.

2. If you really care about the mentally ill, support the ACA.

3. Donald Trump is unable to function in his role as president. Something is wonky in his brain. I personally believe it’s narsissism, as do people much more qualified than me. It’s dangerous and it’s not treatable. He is unfit for office.

4. Mental illness is a vast, vast, complex topic. Learn a bit before you lump us all under the same label. And you’re still a dick.

Any questions?

:)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:57:13pm

re: #201 EPR-radar

One of Driftglass’ better lines is ‘there is no Tea Party’, which is absolutely true. The Tea Party was merely Republicans who wanted to pretend they weren’t associated with the disasters of the Bush administration, while simultaneously supporting the exact political positions that made those disasters inevitable.

Democratic self-rule will obviously fail if a sufficiently large fraction of the electorate is willfully stupid and malicious. The US is in serious danger of failing in this manner.

The Tea Party was the distillation of the GOP, the inevitable result of pursuing the Southern Strategy and the politics of white revanchism. What is most disappointing is finding the Constitution makes it possible for a minority of the population, if favorably dispersed geographically, to take control.

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bratwurst  Feb 8, 2017 • 5:59:58pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

Who do you think you’re fooling with this?

Isn’t this the same guy who told us his doctor suggested a sex change operation as a strategy to afford health insurance?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:01:02pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:01:20pm

re: #216 bratwurst

Isn’t this the same guy who told us his doctor suggested a sex change operation as a strategy to afford health insurance?

Might have to check the archives. That’s some wacky shit.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:03:44pm

Note: the actual dictionary usage is “Alabamians”. I always deliberately use “Alabamans”. It’s not political, I just don’t live in Alabamia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:05:12pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

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Might have to check the archives. That’s some wacky shit.

Nope, not in the mood to go wading through a sewer tonight…

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bratwurst  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:05:34pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

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Might have to check the archives. That’s some wacky shit.

I just took a look, but I will confess…I didn’t have the heart to dig around.

I am so not above using the fact that I am a sick man (presently fighting bronchitis on top of everything else) to beg off unpleasant tasks!

If I misremembered, I will go ahead an apologize in advance.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:06:31pm

re: #218 teleskiguy

This quote applies perfectly to what passes for thinking and reasoning among Republicans:

Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

So all good Republican team players are doing what they can to make the nation more stupid.

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:06:44pm

re: #219 Decatur Deb

Note: the actual dictionary usage is “Alabamians”. I always deliberately use “Alabamans”. It’s not political, I just don’t live in Alabamia.

That’s like “Coloradoans.” “Coloradans” rolls off the tongue much better. What about you “Chicagoans” and “San Diegoans,” what say you?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:06:54pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

…and Gab Nazi Twitter is so successful and so popular that these fuckers still insist that they must continue to spread their filth on regular Twitter.

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:08:14pm

re: #224 Myron Falwell

…and Gab Nazi Twitter is so successful and so popular that these fuckers still insist that they must continue to spread their filth on regular Twitter.

…and constantly try and sneak back on Twitter, because it’s no fun being a hateful monster online if you can’t harass and dox people.

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HypnoToad  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:08:14pm

Like many people, now that I’m older and retired I’ve had occasional regrets about things I wish I’d done, or done differently when I had the chance. I don’t feel that way as much anymore. With the insanity that passes for reality these days, I’m glad I was able to live most of my life in better, more rational times. I feel that I’ve live through the apex of civilization and am staring (and sliding) down the slope into a dark time. I’m really starting to pity the next generation and do not regret my choice not to have a family of my own.

I only wish I’d had a few more years of retirement to enjoy before all this happened…

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:09:27pm

re: #219 Decatur Deb

Note: the actual dictionary usage is “Alabamians”. I always deliberately use “Alabamans”. It’s not political, I just don’t live in Alabamia.

Black Betty Bamalam in Alabama…

Ram Jam - Black Betty 1977

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:10:59pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:11:11pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

That’s like “Coloradoans.” “Coloradans” rolls off the tongue much better. What about you “Chicagoans” and “San Diegoans,” what say you?

“Pittsburgher” always sounds like a fast food.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:12:52pm

re: #229 Decatur Deb

“Pittsburgher” always sounds like a fast food.

Yinz agree.

(And I’m a Clevelander… or more specifically, an Avonite.)

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:15:01pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

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By far not the strangest name in Alabama politics.

ballotpedia.org

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:15:06pm

That part about going out of town where you have limes that will go bad while you’re gone and just have to be used up. The horror. The agony. The margaritas.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:16:16pm

re: #229 Decatur Deb

“Pittsburgher” always sounds like a fast food.

I think if you just say ‘Yinz’, everyone understands.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:17:15pm

indeed.
Manchin is an extreme blue dog Dem. That’s the best WV has in terms of a Democrat right now.

HOWEVER..once West Virginians start losing their ACA and finally realize that those coal jobs ain’t coming back and the GOP lied about everydamned thang…then maybe, just maybe, talk about primarying can start.
Until then, though, these people (just like in Kentucky) are willing to pin their feeble hopes for a better future on GOP lies (or hitting it big in the lottery).

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:17:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:18:09pm

re: #232 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:18:39pm

re: #233 Blind Frog Belly White

I think if you just say ‘Yinz’, everyone understands.

My side of Pittsburgh pronounced it “Yunz” (You Ones).

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:11pm

Rhetorical question

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:29pm

re: #232 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That part about going out of town where you have limes that will go bad while you’re gone and just have to be used up. The horror. The agony. The margaritas.

FOr me, limes are always more of an aspirational purchase. I buy them, imagining myself teaching The Younger Boy (who, unlike The Older Boy, drinks) to make Mojitos, or Daquiris, only to find them weeks later, uncut, unused, and looking uninviting.

I need to either drink more, or buy fewer limes.

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:32pm

Rachel Maddow is saying Trump is going to pick Chuck Cooper as solicitor general. Recommended by Jeff Sessions. Chuck is a crank out of Alabama that supported the Bob Jones University no interracial dating on campus rule, supported California Prop 8 and has had other issues with rulings that are outright discriminatory.

Packing the bench with Good ol’ White Boys.

Wiki on Cooper: Charles C. “Chuck” Cooper

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:34pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

That’s like “Coloradoans.” “Coloradans” rolls off the tongue much better. What about you “Chicagoans” and “San Diegoans,” what say you?

At least Coloradoan and Chicagoan make more sense than Alabamian, since it really is just ‘-an’ tacked on to the original name. It’s not ‘Alabami’ after all, except in slang. And even that’s spelled ‘Alabammy’ anyway.

San Diego has ‘San Diegan’ though, and maybe it’s the Anchorman fan in me but that at least sounds ok.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:37pm

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:40pm

re: #235 Charles Johnson

These Nazi-types also want to be on Twitter to spread their revolting messages and recruit.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:19:50pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:20:17pm

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

FOr me, limes are always more of an aspirational purchase. I buy them, imagining myself teaching The Younger Boy (who, unlike The Older Boy, drinks) to make Mojitos, or Daquiris, only to find them weeks later, uncut, unused, and looking uninviting.

I need to either drink more, or buy fewer limes.

We use them, but I bought extras this last round and …well, I guess I’m making margaritas tonight.

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A Cranky One  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:20:56pm

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

Sociopaths don’t experience the same stress that normal people would feel from such a high pressure position.

True. I doubt that Trump feels any regret or responsibility for the death of the SEAL in the botched Yemen raid. It’s the responsibility of the position that takes a toll on normal presidents. Trump has no responsibility to anyone but himself, so doubtless doesn’t fret about things like the deaths of other people.

However, narcissists do stress greatly about negative attention. Trump can’t tolerate being laughed it. So SNL is creating definite stress in Trump. Simply mocking him in ways he can’t or won’t ignore freaks him out. Which puts it on the top of my resist Trump playbook.

He wants and needs undeserved respect (and has already complained about not getting it), so protests have a role as well. The blatant disrespect is impossible for him to ignore, so I’m sure they contribute to his stress. So in my playbook.

Narcissists also can’t handle being blamed or made responsible for anything bad that results from their actions. Everything, even if it requires some incredibly convoluted “reasoning” to get there, is someone else’s fault. One of the quickest ways, in my experience, to really upset a true narcissist is to assign blame to them. I’ve seen history revised, lies told, evasions, DARVO, etc. in attempts to refuse to accept any responsibility. And we see Trump manifesting the same behaviors. So we need to be loud and clear about things that are his fault.

We’re on the right track to make Trump’s hair fall out. At which point, he’ll resign. ;-)

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:23:48pm

Well I picked the wrong night to be stuck on a broken down subway train under the Santa Monica Mountains for an hour and a half. Thanks for the promotion Charles.

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while(1) worries++;  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:23:53pm

While reading about the Warren silencing, I remembered an old political joke…

A person in some other country screams that the President of this country is an idiot. The police arrest him, he’s brought in front of a judge, and the judge sentences him to 51 years of jail. 1 year for insulting the President, and 50 years for revealing a State Secret.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:24:21pm

re: #237 Decatur Deb

My side of Pittsburgh pronounced it “Yunz” (You Ones).

That’s what I’ve always said, but I get shouted down. I think in the wild, the vowel is actually a schwa, rather than an i or a u.

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Nyet  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:25:30pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

It’s tarantula spiderweb wrapped in poisonous fungal mycelium, coated in slime and sprinkled with maggots.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:25:47pm

re: #227 Myron Falwell

Black Betty Bamalam in Alabama…

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Video

When my wife calls my cell thats her ringtone.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:26:02pm

re: #246 A Cranky One

I wish I could upding this 10x. Trump needs to be mocked and criticized relentlessly, with particular attention directed to stupid shit that he cares too much about that makes him look like more of an idiot (inauguration crowd size, popular vote loser, President Bannon, tiny hands, alternative facts, etc.).

The only rule should be no completely made-up bullshit. The attacks should all have the sting of truth to them. Of course Trump and the Republicans should also be opposed as much as possible in all the normal political ways, but I really think mockery and ridicule of this buffoon is on-target in a way that normal politics isn’t.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:26:43pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:27:26pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

It’s steep … and exceedingly so … because the GOP rank-and-file go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ because he’s giving them everything they want.

Party before country.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:28:03pm

re: #253 Charles Johnson

And the Republicans have villainy as their party platform.

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CongoJack  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:28:51pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

God I hope it’s not my fat fingers again … please inform me if it is so I can correct.

Trying to be cautious after last night (the long islands are not helping my accuracy tonight).

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Amory Blaine  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:29:21pm

re: #194 nines09

Thanks, for my new wallpaper!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:30:11pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:30:38pm

Honest to God, Alabama:

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:30:40pm

#MAGA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:30:49pm

re: #256 CongoJack

God I hope it’s not my fat fingers again … please inform me if it is so I can correct.

Trying to be cautious after last night (the long islands are not helping my accuracy tonight).

Totally not you!

Here, sit by me and have a beer.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:30:54pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

Glad we have an AG that is so willing to go after hate crimes////

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:31:41pm

re: #255 EPR-radar

And the Republicans have villainy as their party platform.

Even evil has standards.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:32:27pm

Thread.

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:32:29pm

re: #262 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Glad we have an AG that is so willing to go after hate crimes////

Honest to god read that as “Glad we have an AG that hates going after crimes”

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Joe Bacon  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:33:22pm
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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:33:49pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

at this time there’s no evidence of a hate crime

Well, what a huge relief for the members of that mosque.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:35:35pm

re: #265 Citizen K

Honest to god read that as “Glad we have an AG that hates going after crimes”

Well, General Beauregard (my new name for him) has plenty of hate in his heart.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:35:48pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:36:30pm

re: #268 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

My name for him is Racist Keebler Elf.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:36:52pm

re: #267 jaunte

Well, what a huge relief for the members of that mosque.

inconvenient details must be discretely shoved to the side…

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:37:18pm

re: #269 Charles Johnson

The failure of Twitter to conduct itself properly helped expose me to the failure that is Libertarianism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:37:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:38:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:39:07pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:39:08pm

re: #268 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Well, General Beauregard (my new name for him) has plenty of hate in his heart.

I can’t say I don’t hate him, either.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:39:19pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

That’s like “Coloradoans.” “Coloradans” rolls off the tongue much better. What about you “Chicagoans” and “San Diegoans,” what say you?

Michiganian or Michigander?

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:40:08pm

I remember the first time I heard “Pearl Harbor Blues,” I was really able to take in the American Experience of that time. Changed my whole outlook on things.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:40:21pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

That’s like “Coloradoans.” “Coloradans” rolls off the tongue much better. What about you “Chicagoans” and “San Diegoans,” what say you?

Houstoners.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:40:35pm

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Michiganian or Michigander?

what’s good for the michigoose is good for the michigander…

(looking for a way outta here before I get smacked…)

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CongoJack  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:41:00pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good.. and I shall, though don’t know if I want to put beer on top of the 12 shots of liqueur.

I’ve been preparing for Sessions confirmation (as I expect legal marijuanna to be attacked any day now) and thus have switched to the former prohibited substance.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:41:32pm

re: #276 Myron Falwell

I can’t say I don’t hate him, either.

Of course I hate Trump and the Republicans. It’s only natural to hate a bunch of villains that are going to harm or kill people as they pursue power and personal profit above all else.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:41:43pm

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Michiganian or Michigander?

If you’re an Ohioan, it’s a ❌ichigander.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:41:57pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

As evidence came out that the Sikh Temple killer was a white supremacist in a white supremacist band, the police chief of Oak Creek was saying there is no evidence that the murders were a hate crime.

Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards declined to speculate on the motive behind the attack, saying “I don’t know why, and I don’t know that we’ll ever know, because when he died, that died with him what his motive was or what he was thinking.”

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:42:23pm

re: #279 jaunte

Houstoners.

You mean you folks aren’t “Houstonians?”

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:42:31pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If David Duke’s words are not the best example of the bigotry of The Trump White House nothing is. His endorsement should send major shock waves through all of America making it clear we just took a huge step back to a bad time.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:43:36pm

“Police said officers seized the loaded AP-14 firearm, a rifle magazine containing 47 rounds, an AR-15 rifle, an AK-47 style rifle, a loaded Glock 19 handgun with four additional magazines containing 66 rounds, body armor and ballistic vests, a mask, a gun belt and several pieces of camera equipment.”

Naturally, the two white douchebags survived the experience.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:44:11pm

re: #286 ObserverArt

If David Duke’s words are not the best example of the bigotry of The Trump Whitehouse nothing is. His endorsement should send major shock waves through all of America making it clear we just took a huge step back to a bad time.

Of course this won’t happen because the mainstream media is mostly captured by the Republicans and bigotry is a mainstream ‘value’ of the Republican party.

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CleverToad  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:44:29pm

re: #232 klys (maker of Silmarils)

That part about going out of town where you have limes that will go bad while you’re gone and just have to be used up. The horror. The agony. The margaritas.

Vitamin C. Will keep you healthy. Perfect excuse.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:45:25pm

re: #287 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Naturally, the two white douchebags survived the experience.

Damn. That would have been two extra parking spots for us all.

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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:45:47pm

re: #287 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Naturally, the two white douchebags survived the experience.

Had two black guys tried this, a wet/dry shop vacuum would have been needed to clean up their remains.

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:47:05pm

re: #291 EPR-radar

Had two black guys tried this, a wet/dry shop vacuum would have been needed to clean up their remains.

And lots of pants cleaning for the cops.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:47:27pm

*blink*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:48:17pm
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A Cranky One  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:48:47pm

re: #256 CongoJack

Hey! Didn’t get a chance to welcome the hatchling. I see you’ve passed the initiation by properly answering the pizza question and brought the required fine beverages.

I’m not a particularly active poster, but enjoy a rational discussion and the support the lizards provide. I primarily lurk (crankily, not curiously ;-)). When I first started posting, I downdinged a comment accidentally when using a phone. Apologized for the fat finger and provided an upding to balance.

So don’t worry, we’re not known as lizards because we bite people’s face off.

Usually.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:49:00pm

re: #238 Myron Falwell

Rhetorical question

[Embedded content]

So privileged I am just trying to figure out what slogan I’m going to use this weekend at PP march.

There is more real shit going down.

Feeling shitty

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:49:08pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I was wondering why Pierce was writing about him (didn’t read the article till now)

As I mentioned, Bentley’s gotten himself in some trouble with the law over a sex scandal. He’s being investigated by the state’s attorney-general, the immaculately monickered Luther “Big Luther” Strange…Alabama’s going to need a new senator, and that decision will fall on Governor Bentley…It puts Strange in a box: Either he accepts the appointment, in which case he looks like he’s been paid off, or he doesn’t, and people say he’s after Bentley for payback.

esquire.com

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gwangung  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:50:15pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Dems WERE the party of the KKK.
Republicans NOW ARE. (We didn’t forget who they endorsed, now, did we?)

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:51:27pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

He wanted to wait a month but was overruled?
It was a f*cking Executive Order. Who outside a judicial review or an act of congress can overrule that?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:51:54pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fuck off, Ted Cruz. You endorsed and campaigned for the guy who got endorsed by Duke, and failed to repudiate it multiple times in a softball CNN interview.

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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:51:59pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is how much contempt Ted Cruz has for voters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:52:00pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:52:02pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

Republican history is all about calling out Democrats for their racist past while pretending that the civil rights realignment (i.e., southern strategy) never happened.

Present-day Republicans are the party of bigotry in a way that is unprecedented in US history. Before the civil rights realignment, bigots and anti-bigots could be found in both parties. Now the bigots are almost always Republicans and the anti-bigots are almost always Democrats.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:52:31pm

re: #283 Myron Falwell

If you’re an Ohioan, it’s a ❌ichigander.

Buck the Fuckeyes

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:53:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:54:48pm

RW lame humor again…good grief

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:55:26pm

I didn’t think Ted Cruz could get sleazier than he already was. But he has. He even is looking sleazier. Wonder how low he can actually go? I do have faith he will try.

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scottslemmons  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:55:49pm

Someone ask the Republicans if they’ll ban the KKK and the Nazi Party. Boy, that’d show those Democrats, wouldn’t it!

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:55:55pm

re: #298 gwangung

Dems WERE the party of the KKK.
Republicans NOW ARE. (We didn’t forget who they endorsed, now, did we?)

Not to toot my own horn, but I posted a page on this over two years ago demolishing Ted Cruz’s abject lie that Democrats are currently the party of the KKK.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:56:14pm

re: #296 Stanley Sea

It’s a shitty time to be alive, that’s for sure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:56:20pm
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jaunte  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:57:50pm
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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 6:58:59pm

re: #246 A Cranky One

We’re on the right track to make Trump’s hair fall out. At which point, he’ll resign. ;-)

If that’s the case, we don’t have far to go (mandatory daily look at this pic)

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:01:03pm

re: #295 A Cranky One

So don’t worry, we’re not known as lizards because we bite people’s face off.

Usually.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:01:44pm

re: #306 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Citizen K  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:03:50pm

re: #315 GlutenFreeJesus

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:04:26pm

re: #309 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Not to toot my own horn, but I posted a page on this over two years ago demolishing this abject lie.

littlegreenfootballs.com

I posted a 2-part article several years ago.

The Civil Rights Act, and the GOP “Southern Strategy” Part I: The Actual History
The Civil Rights Act, MLK, and the GOP “Southern Strategy” Part II: The Denial

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:05:43pm

re: #298 gwangung

Dems WERE the party of the KKK.
Republicans NOW ARE. (We didn’t forget who they endorsed, now, did we?)

My RW brother was touting the Dinesh movie which apparently covered the American history through (maybe) early 1960’s. My brother should know better, and did, before he moved South, but now he parrots the standard line that the Dems are the source of all racism, without acknowledging the Republicans are now the home of racist thought. Trump supporters are immune to logic and reason.

[Made minor edit]

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A Cranky One  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:06:38pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

Narcissists also can’t handle being blamed or made responsible for anything bad that results from their actions. Everything, even if it requires some incredibly convoluted “reasoning” to get there, is someone else’s fault. One of the quickest ways, in my experience, to really upset a true narcissist is to assign blame to them. I’ve seen history revised, lies told, evasions, DARVO, etc. in attempts to refuse to accept any responsibility. And we see Trump manifesting the same behaviors. So we need to be loud and clear about things that are his fault.

as I was saying…

The ban isn’t popular with anyone but Trump’s base and Bannon. People are blaming him for the issues created, so it has to be someone else’s fault. Someone more powerful than the president. Hmmmm….could it be Bannon Satan?!?!?!

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calochortus  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:10:31pm

re: #293 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

Ummm, except for the fact he already told us that there wasn’t a delay so the bad guys couldn’t rush in during the interim.

If I ever believed anything that idiot said, I’d be confused.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:10:32pm

Should Bannon be called President Bannon or is Rasputin preferable?

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Belafon  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:14:18pm

top500.org

While US-based firms such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft still dominate the artificial intelligence space, Chinese counterparts like Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba are quickly catching up, and in some cases, surpassing their US competition. As a consequence, China appears to be on a path to reproduce its success in supercomputing in AI.

As should be apparent to anyone following this space, the technology duo of supercomputing and AI are not unrelated, the most recent example being the triumph of the Libratus poker-playing application over four of the best players in the game. Libratus’s software was developed at Carnegie Mellon University, but schooled at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center using the Bridges supercomputer. In fact, Libratus was tapping into Bridges at night during the poker tournament, refining its poker tactics, while the human players slept. In fact, all the technologies discussed below rely on some sort of HPC platform.

But while it’s relatively straightforward, although not necessarily easy, to build supercomputing systems, developing AI software requires more cutting-edge talents. And until a few years ago, much of that talent resided inside US-based companies and universities. No more. In fact, a US government report determined that the number of academic papers published in China that mentioned “deep learning” exceeds the number published by US researchers.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:16:58pm

Be careful out there

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:17:26pm

re: #317 The Vicious Babushka

I posted a 2-part article several years ago.

The Civil Rights Act, and the GOP “Southern Strategy” Part I: The Actual History
The Civil Rights Act, MLK, and the GOP “Southern Strategy” Part II: The Denial

I remember you mentioning that during the thread back then, and didn’t immediately acknowledge the work you put into your posts (that predated my page by about a year). I will belatedly do so now, especially given the depth you went into researching.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:21:32pm

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

Should Bannon be called President Bannon or is Rasputin preferable?

Bannon is Grima Wormtongue to Trump’s Sauron-controlled King Theoden.

I think this description from his Wiki entry describes Bannon quite well:

Gríma serves as an archetypal sycophant, flatterer, liar, and manipulator

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A Cranky One  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:24:38pm

re: #322 Belafon

top500.org

[Trump]Let’s cause a massive brain drain of the so called scientific elites. That will show them![/Trump]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:24:39pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:25:24pm

re: #319 A Cranky One

as I was saying…

The ban isn’t popular with anyone but Trump’s base and Bannon. People are blaming him for the issues created, so it has to be someone else’s fault. Someone more powerful than the president. Hmmmm….could it be Bannon Satan?!?!?!

I read that in Dana Carvey’s Church Lady voice.

Well isn’t that special…

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:25:36pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Well, way back last February, Tim was quite upset about the yam in regard to David Duke:

“Any candidate who cannot immediately condemn a hate group like the KKK does not represent the Republican Party, and will not unite it.”

Then in June, during the Curiel situation, Scott condemned Trump’s comments as “racially toxic,” but said he would still support Trump
(and brought up Robert Byrd)

Then by September… Tim Scott pleaded with evangelical Christians and conservatives to cast their votes for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

and once the yam won, Scott called on communities of color to give President- elect Donald Trump a chance.

So, I guess you could say—Tim Scott has no particular convictions about anything.

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A Cranky One  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:26:17pm

re: #321 Hecuba’s daughter

Should Bannon be called President Bannon or is Rasputin preferable?

My brain immediately translated that to “Putin as R”

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:26:21pm

re: #279 jaunte

Houstoners.

Massholes.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:26:57pm

re: #304 The Vicious Babushka

Buck the Fuckeyes

Heh. I graduated from Cleveland State University, which has never fielded a football team. Good news is that they’re undefeated.

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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:27:49pm

re: #325 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Bannon is Grima Wormtongue to Trump’s Sauron-controlled King Theoden.

I think this description from his Wiki entry describes Bannon quite well:

Presumes that there was anything decent to be controlled in the first place. This is the ShitGibbon we’re talking about. Even Grima Wormtongue was a better human than Trump.

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Cheechako  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:27:52pm

re: #331 BeachDem

Massholes.

HEY!!! I resent that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:28:28pm
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William Lewis  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:29:02pm

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Not if. When.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:31:29pm
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Anymouse  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:33:34pm

re: #277 The Vicious Babushka

Michiganian or Michigander?

I’m originally from Michigan … I never heard it other than Michigander.

Michiganian is hit by my spell-checker as incorrect, so there’s that.

Michigander
[mish-i-gan-der]

Examples
Word Origin

noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Michigan.
Also called Michiganite
[mish-i-guh-nahyt]

I never heard of the last, which sounds like some kind of mineral from the Great Lakes.
dictionary.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:37:37pm

re: #326 A Cranky One

[Trump]Let’s cause a massive brain drain of the so called scientific elites. That will show them![/Trump]

I’m not sure that’s complete fair. This may be more from President Bannon. After all, when there was a discussion between Bannon and Trump a couple years ago about Asians studying at our universities, it was Trump who wanted them to stay, and Bannon who objected to their presence because they were not Caucasian.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:40:32pm
341
Dr Lizardo  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:40:33pm

re: #339 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m not sure that’s complete fair. This may be more from President Bannon. After all, when there was a discussion between Bannon and Trump a couple years ago about Asians studying at our universities, it was Trump who wanted them to stay, and Bannon who objected to their presence because they were not Caucasian.

I remember reading something a while back - I forgot where now - that Bannon was saying there are too many Asians in the tech field.

He’s definitely an anti-Asian bigot….among a good many other things.

So, off to work. Have a good one, Lizards. Back later.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:42:03pm

Schumer to @maddow: “When Jeff Sessions was passed it turned my stomach…He doesn’t belong there and I think a lot of Republicans know it.”

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:42:14pm

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

When Manchin looks into a mirror, I wonder if he notices his tongue flicks in and out in quick movements.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:42:28pm

re: #331 BeachDem

Massholes.

Bostonians.
Salemmites (Where I am from.)

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Anymouse  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:43:23pm

re: #313 BeachDem

If that’s the case, we don’t have far to go (mandatory daily look at this pic)

[Embedded content]

That should be hidden. Ugh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:43:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:44:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:45:23pm
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retired cynic  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:46:13pm

re: #342 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s the best, most straight-forward, least ‘political’ I have ever heard him. Kudos!

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:46:37pm

re: #334 Cheechako

HEY!!! I resent that.

I like being called a “Masshole”! I only mind being called a bleeping Masshole, whether bleeping is voiced or not!

351
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:47:48pm

Sen. Sherrod Brown to @chrislhayes: “Republicans are scared of Donald Trump…there’s not a lot of courage, not a lot of spine.”

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Cheechako  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:48:18pm

re: #344 Sherlock Hound

Bostonians.
Salemmites (Where I am from.)

Shoveltowner

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:49:39pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:49:52pm

re: #345 Anymouse

That should be hidden. Ugh.

‘mouse, I made some comments about your ‘small type’ issues in Firefox in that thread earlier today.

Here is the link to the main comment.

Comment #419 - The Beauty of the Bolero: Miramar (NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert) Thread

I made some other comments later after that…one is a little snarky about you learning your machine.

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Kragar  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:50:37pm
356
Anymouse  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:51:04pm

re: #354 ObserverArt

‘mouse, I made some comments about your ‘small type’ issues in Firfox in that thread earlier today.

Here is the link to the main comment.

Comment #419 - The Beauty of the Bolero: Miramar (NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert) Thread

I made some other comments later after that…one is a little snarky about you learning your machine.

I have fixed them. I randomly clicked on settings in Firefox until the text became normal sized. I have no idea what I did, but it’s working correctly now. (::

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ObserverArt  Feb 8, 2017 • 7:53:02pm

re: #356 Anymouse

I have fixed them. I randomly clicked on settings in Firefox until the text became normal sized. I have no idea what I did, but it’s working correctly now. (::

Well, my comment makes it less random. It is a general setting in both Chrome and Firefox.

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Anymouse  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:01:37pm

re: #357 ObserverArt

Well, my comment makes it less random. It is a general setting in both Chrome and Firefox.

Thanks for trying to educate me about this. I have too much hair on my head, apparently my brains are leeching into it.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:06:03pm

re: #334 Cheechako

HEY!!! I resent that.

I’ve learned to live with it.

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teleskiguy  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:16:21pm

re: #359 BeachDem

I’ve learned to live with it.

I know a handful of folks from Massachusetts (all dudes, weirdly) and they’re great people, love hanging out with them. But … they have a tendency to be real assholes at the most inopportune times. Massholes. I totally get it.

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BeachDem  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:19:12pm

re: #360 teleskiguy

I know a handful of folks from Massachusetts (all dudes, weirdly) and they’re great people, love hanging out with them. But … they have a tendency to be real assholes at the most inopportune times. Massholes. I totally get it.

Also, wicked awesome!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:21:00pm

re: #127 Kragar

Outsourced to Ed, Edd and Eddy….

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MsJ  Feb 8, 2017 • 8:29:36pm

re: #312 jaunte

As cute as that is, I couldn’t look at it all day.

Sorry but NOPE.

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Puss Power  Feb 8, 2017 • 9:09:26pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 8, 2017 • 9:11:26pm

re: #364 Puss Power

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Puss Power  Feb 8, 2017 • 9:45:50pm

re: #365 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Trump Jerusalem Move: Tear Gas at Lebanon US Embassy Protest There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back ...
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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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