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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:24:25pm

It’s Already Happened Here (Goes to an article by Sarah Kendzior at The Baffler)

More at the link:

It was 1855, and Abraham Lincoln was in a mood.

“Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid,” he wrote to his friend Joshua Speed, describing the rise of the bigoted, anti-immigrant Know-Nothing party. “As a nation, we begin by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

As he characterized an American republic convulsed with heated debates about race, immigration, and political representation, Lincoln delivered an oddly prescient diagnosis of America in 2017, as we witness another series of bigoted, know-nothing assaults on our national unity. How did it happen, pundits wonder, that a 240-year-old democracy has descended into the sort of authoritarian ethno-nationalist rancor normally associated with antidemocratic states like contemporary Uzbekistan or infamous totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany? How did a “nation built on immigration” come to propose a ban on Muslims and mass deportation of Mexicans? Why are White House cabinet posts now filled with executives seemingly selected to destroy the agencies they lead? Why are our legislative and judiciary branches on the verge of caving in to a power-hungry executive branch that resembles, as Daniel Webster wrote, in an 1832 warning of his own, “nothing else but pure despotism”? And, um, who is really running that executive branch anyway?

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S'latch  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:24:36pm

I don’t know what I would do these days without Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, and Keith Olbermann.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:26:36pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:26:41pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:27:19pm

re: #1 Anymouse

It’s Already Happened Here (Goes to an article by Sara Kendzior at The Baffler)

More at the link:

Its quite a fall for the GOP to go from the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Trump.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:29:21pm

re: #5 Big Beautiful Door

Its quite a fall for the GOP to go from the Party of Lincoln to the Party of Trump.

Let’s hope we can keep them from taking us with them.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:29:52pm

The City and County of Philadelphia is a Sanctuary City. Mayor Kenney signed a bill within the past month. That and several college campuses have that designation in the Philadelphia area.

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lawhawk  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:31:33pm

Trump and his know nothing GOP would love to de-fund the very municipalities and urban areas that generate a majority of the tax revenues that help prop up the rural and mostly GOP controlled states around the nation.

The GOP doesn’t mind redistribution of wealth, so long as they benefit from it - the rich getting richer, or making sure that the Blue States subsidize their low state taxes and lifestyles.

Bannon/Trump/GOP still think there’s godawful carnage around the nation, and is trying to hang it on illegal aliens, minorities, and yet the reality is that crime is at multidecade lows, and that if they really wanted to do something about crime and homicides and gun violence, they’d stop sucking at the teat of the NRA and show some spine. But they’re too busy getting campaign contributions and sucking up to these gun access absolutists that the body count is on them.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:31:40pm

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:32:28pm

re: #4 FormerDirtDart

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tell that to David Duke

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Bubblehead II  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:34:16pm

re: #2 S’latch

I don’t know what I would do these days without Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, and Keith Olbermann.

Speaking of Olbermann.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:34:28pm

re: #8 lawhawk

The GOP doesn’t mind redistribution of wealth, so long as they benefit from it - the rich getting richer, or making sure that the Blue States subsidize their low state taxes and lifestyles.

I’m thinking of the Versailles.

All the ways Trump plans to spend our money …

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:35:59pm

Shameless Pages Promotion, I’m too lazy to recreate in this thread:

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KGxvi  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:37:39pm

re: #1 Anymouse

It’s Already Happened Here (Goes to an article by Sara Kendzior at The Baffler)

More at the link:

1855 wasn’t the last time either. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882. In the 1920s, there were reforms that established hard immigration quotas based on the number of foreign nationals living in the US. Immigration is one of those issues where what we do in practice doesn’t always line up with our ideals.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:38:29pm

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel

Yes, I will be stealing that…

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:38:52pm

re: #8 lawhawk

The GOP doesn’t mind redistribution of wealth, so long as they benefit from it - the rich getting richer, or making sure that the Blue States subsidize their low state taxes and lifestyles.

Well, I can’t say about other red states, but we have some of the highest property taxes in the nation here, and our sales and income tax ain’t cheap either. (Our state falls in the “pays its own way” category.)

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:39:00pm
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lawhawk  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:39:05pm

Bring up Chicago? Yeah, Chicago homicide rate spiked from 2015, but guess what, it’s still below the rates from the 1980s and 1990s. Before that, Chicago had dropped significantly (and national homicide rates were adversely affected because of the spike in Chicago and handful of other cities). Meanwhile, NYC crime rates and homicide rates continue at historic lows - absolute and per capita basis.

But when asked what to do about the crime rates, the GOP thinks, we’ll add more police, send in the national guard - anything to ignore that guns and gun violence plays a big role in all this. GOP doesn’t care, and they’ll suck off the NRA for that sweet juicy campaign donations all while people die needlessly from guns that are way too easily available.

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makeitstop  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:39:09pm

Early OT: Springsteen apologizes for letting Trump win.

Let’s talk about numbers. Trump won Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes. Michigan by about 11,000. Shit, 22,000? I sold 1 million copies of Human Touch—without the E Street Band—and even I can’t stand that record. Eleven thousand? That’s the first night of a four-night run for me.

Look, if I had done that—if I had followed him around from rally to rally, stood on a park bench across the street, played “Kumbaya” or some Suicide song on the acoustic guitar and then gave soundbites to the 800 camera crews that were there—yes, I totally think I could have swung those votes. Between the media, and Trump getting pissed at me for stealing his thunder, shit, I could have gotten most of them on the first day.

Now in North Carolina the margin was 180,000, and I know that sounds like a lot, but what if I enlisted Garth Brooks and, oh, I don’t know, Darius Rucker? Oh, and are you telling me Dave Matthews wouldn’t have shown up? Of course he would have. And remember, 180,000 isn’t really 180,000—because you take one from Trump and put that vote in Hillary’s column, that actually counts as two. Even if we couldn’t get the venues, we could have played in parks. Like the cops are going to bust Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews for playing in the park? Yeah, that’ll happen. The cops will be standing in the front lining up for selfies.

Do I think if I had worked my ass off I could have changed the outcome of the election? I don’t know if I can say yes. But I can say maybe. And imagine if someone had said to you, “You take some action now, and maybe it can change whether your children will be able to have a legal abortion, maybe it will change whether your children will have healthcare, shit, maybe it will change whether my children will have a planet.” You’ll go, “Yeah, hell yeah. I’ll throw a little sweat, muscle and time behind that maybe.”

So I look myself in the mirror, and I ask, could I have made a difference?

And now I answer yes. I think I could have.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:40:26pm
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jaunte  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:41:48pm

re: #20 Birth Control Works

Next up: “Resistance is violence”

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:42:04pm

re: #20 Birth Control Works

Isn’t violence against law enforcement already illegal?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:43:40pm
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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:43:48pm

re: #19 makeitstop

I’m not going to bash on Springsteen for that. Maybe he could have done those things and they would have made a difference (or maybe not).

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:43:52pm

wrong tweet posted —sorry

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:44:20pm

re: #22 Anymouse

Isn’t violence against law enforcement already illegal?

protesting against police is not —well, maybe now it is. If you are black.

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makeitstop  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:44:41pm

re: #19 makeitstop

Early OT: Springsteen apologizes for letting Trump win.

Damn. Not actually Bruce. Boo.

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CongoJack  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:45:09pm

re: #18 lawhawk

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Bring up Chicago? Yeah, Chicago homicide rate spiked from 2015, but guess what, it’s still below the rates from the 1980s and 1990s. Before that, Chicago had dropped significantly (and national homicide rates were adversely affected because of the spike in Chicago and handful of other cities). Meanwhile, NYC crime rates and homicide rates continue at historic lows - absolute and per capita basis.

But when asked what to do about the crime rates, the GOP thinks, we’ll add more police, send in the national guard - anything to ignore that guns and gun violence plays a big role in all this. GOP doesn’t care, and they’ll suck off the NRA for that sweet juicy campaign donations all while people die needlessly from guns that are way too easily available.

Some noted reasons for this decline is the removal of lead in gasoline (as lead damages brain development and causes more violent behavior). You can see this in all the trends across Europe - 20 years after lead was removed. Now if we allow Trumpkin and his merry band of assholes ruin the EPA … more lead comes in… in a decade or two violence will start on the uptick again… and if you thought the racist assholes were irrational now… just wait.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:45:19pm

re: #18 lawhawk

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:45:41pm

re: #24 Anymouse

I’m not going to bash on Springsteen for that. Maybe he could have done those things and they would have made a difference (or maybe not).

If Springsteen is setting the bar at that level, very few of us would pass the “did we do enough.”

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Sir John Barron  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:45:49pm

I was hanging out on the previous thread, wondering, Hey Where Everybody At?

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lawhawk  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:45:54pm

re: #20 Birth Control Works

One of these is violence against law enforcement.

LEOs killed in the line of duty have been dropping for years and are down sharply from the 1970s/1980s. Last year was a one-year blip with the Dallas shootings (much in the same way that NYC homicide stats are skewed by 2001 as the 9/11 attacks constitutes nearly 3k homicides - and the LEO death toll is skewed for 2001 for the same reason).

The widespread availability of bulletproof vests has helped in a huge and meaningful way, and cops are doing dangerous jobs, but they’ve been policing more people and are safer than they’ve been.

No, what this is is explicitly a rebuttal of the whole BLM movement, and the GOP spitting in the faces of minorities harmed by encounters with cops.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:46:27pm

re: #14 KGxvi

1855 wasn’t the last time either. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882. In the 1920s, there were reforms that established hard immigration quotas based on the number of foreign nationals living in the US. Immigration is one of those issues where what we do in practice doesn’t always line up with our ideals.

Those immigration policies were a large part of what discredited the Japanese internationalists who wanted to work with the West in the eyes of the Japanese ultranationalists.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:46:32pm

re: #31 Sir John Barron

I was hanging out on the previous thread, wondering, Hey Where Everybody At?

The party moved over here, man.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:47:21pm

re: #32 lawhawk

One of these is violence against law enforcement.

LEOs killed in the line of duty have been dropping for years and are down sharply from the 1970s/1980s. Last year was a one-year blip with the Dallas shootings (much in the same way that NYC homicide stats are skewed by 2001 as the 9/11 attacks constitutes nearly 3k homicides - and the LEO death toll is skewed for 2001 for the same reason).

The widespread availability of bulletproof vests has helped in a huge and meaningful way, and cops are doing dangerous jobs, but they’ve been policing more people and are safer than they’ve been.

No, what this is is explicitly a rebuttal of the whole BLM movement, and the GOP spitting in the faces of minorities harmed by encounters with cops.

“FEAR OF SLAVE REVOLT”

Grasshoppers show how much they really fear the ants.

Yet, by 2040 most of this country will not be white. I think they want to reverse this trend in a big -violent way. They want revolution.

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lawhawk  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:48:42pm

re: #28 CongoJack

I would expect that the current issue wont be lead so much as opioid dependency and violence associated with those drugs. We already see a spike in ER visits as a result of overdoses, and that the availability of narcan to reverse overdoses has helped - particularly as cops and firefighters and EMS carry that more regularly.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:48:52pm

Late Thursday afternoon break from reality

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:50:08pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:50:53pm

bbl

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Sir John Barron  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:53:12pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

THE CARNAGE WILL STOP!!!!

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CongoJack  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:53:28pm

re: #36 lawhawk

I’m going to need to educate myself more on opioids. I understand how one gets hooked to them and their danger to the body. Was not aware of the violence aspect (other than needing to steal for money for said drugs).

Why doesn’t everyone come down to good ole Colorado for some nice natural pain reliever (and hunger inducer). Which, sadly, will likely be run out on a rail by god damn Jeff Sessions.

Love your posts lawhawk - keep up the good fight.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:55:46pm

Erik Wemple:
The life-sucking tedium of covering official lies

“Second-grade-level fact-checks are swallowing Beltway journalism, thanks to the Trump folks.”
washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:55:46pm

I just thought of a bill Democrats need to propose: Companies cannot be prevented from requiring employees to be part of a union.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:56:09pm

not bbl yet

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 9, 2017 • 1:56:16pm

What happens when an EO-ordered study finds that white people are the biggest cop-killers?

Just kidding, they won’t find what they’re not looking for. Can’t wait for the paramilitary outsourcing to “inner cities”. /

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:00:15pm

“…Nadler said the maneuver will force Republicans to debate their role in holding Trump accountable for his potential business conflicts and possibly force every member of Congress to vote on the matter. Should the resolution come to the floor, Republicans would likely move to table it, Nadler said: “That means every Republican will have to vote, in effect, on whether or not to abdicate their responsibility to have oversight.”

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Birth Control Works  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:01:55pm

OFF TO NAP

have a good one all.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:02:47pm

The Jim Bakker Show Continues Investigation into Demon-Possessed Women’s Libbers
wonkette.com

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:04:15pm

re: #35 Birth Control Works

“FEAR OF SLAVE REVOLT”

Grasshoppers show how much they really fear the ants.

Yet, by 2040 most of this country will not be white. I think they want to reverse this trend in a big -violent way. They want revolution.

So did Charlie Manson.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:05:05pm

re: #46 jaunte

I’m guessing the majority-GOP House will defeat the resolution, and no action will be taken (unless I do not understand how this resolution works).

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lawhawk  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:06:39pm

I’ve seen some reporting that suggests that those who have been in the military are less likely to use firearms in law enforcement, but this is one of those things that may have been anecdotal versus survey. I’m all for collecting more data, but let’s also see how many people are killed by law enforcement, and their racial makeup as well.

That’s a far greater group of people - hundreds of people a year are killed by cops, and not all of them are criminals, or even carrying weapons, or doing anything wrong. Heck, some might be playing with a toy gun (in an open carry state), or handling a bb gun (again, in an open carry state), or had a broken tail light or other citation worthy infraction. Your odds of getting killed by a cop go up if you’re a minority (black especially), or have a mental illness.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:08:21pm

re: #1 Anymouse

I look at the GOP as barbarians. I use H. Beam Piper’s definition for the term; Those who don’t understand civilization and wouldn’t like it if they did.

The whole of the GOP these days do not understand their country and would not like it if they did. The ideals of equality before the law, freedom of speech and assembly, economic opportunity for all, is simply anathema to them. They, as all barbarians do, intend to burn the country to the ground after looting everything they can carry away.

The Goths, Franks and Lombards infiltrated the Roman Empire then destroyed it. America’s barbarians arrived with the first Europeans.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:09:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:10:18pm
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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:10:20pm

re: #52 Romantic Heretic

I look at the GOP as barbarians. I use H. Beam Piper’s definition for the term; Those who don’t understand civilization and wouldn’t like it if they did.

The whole of the GOP these days do not understand their country and would not like it if they did. The ideals of equality before the law, freedom of speech and assembly, economic opportunity for all, is simply anathema to them. They, as all barbarians do, intend to burn the country to the ground after looting everything they can carry away.

The Goths, Franks and Lombards infiltrated the Roman Empire then destroyed it. America’s barbarians arrived with the first Europeans.

Maybe we can put an electric fence around Congress?

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:11:06pm

re: #50 Anymouse

It looks like Nadler is forcing them to come out against investigating corruption.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:13:03pm

re: #55 Anymouse

Maybe we can put an electric fence around Congress?

That would work. They wouldn’t go near such a thing because ‘black magic’.

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jaunte  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:13:59pm

Someone tell Flynn to tell Trump that this is not good.

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Targetpractice  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:14:13pm

re: #56 jaunte

It looks like Nadler is forcing them to come out against investigating corruption.

And in that way they have, they’ll kill the bill while insisting that there is no evidence that Trump is corrupt (coubullshitgh) and that Dems only put the bill forth as a way to cover up just how “corrupt” their own candidate was. That this is the act of a bunch of “sore losers” who are trying to bring down Trump lies and slander.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:15:40pm

re: #32 lawhawk

One of these is violence against law enforcement.

LEOs killed in the line of duty have been dropping for years and are down sharply from the 1970s/1980s. Last year was a one-year blip with the Dallas shootings (much in the same way that NYC homicide stats are skewed by 2001 as the 9/11 attacks constitutes nearly 3k homicides - and the LEO death toll is skewed for 2001 for the same reason).

The widespread availability of bulletproof vests has helped in a huge and meaningful way, and cops are doing dangerous jobs, but they’ve been policing more people and are safer than they’ve been.

No, what this is is explicitly a rebuttal of the whole BLM movement, and the GOP spitting in the faces of minorities harmed by encounters with cops.

An important thing to consider too is the non-felonious/non-murder causes of death.

For example, a cop dying in a car accident while on routine patrol is included in those totals.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:16:43pm

re: #58 jaunte

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Someone tell Flynn to tell Trump that this is not good.

I’m not an economist (though I do read The Economist) and I can tell that doesn’t look good.

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Targetpractice  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:17:33pm

re: #60 Timothy Watson

An important thing to consider too is the non-felonious/non-murder causes of death.

For example, a cop dying in a car accident while on routine patrol is included in those totals.

Ayep. Couple years back, I looked up the statistics on police deaths and found that more cops were killed by illness or non-chase auto accidents than shot or stabbed. But the former get rolled in with the latter and sold to us as “deaths in the line of duty” to perpetuate the idea that cops are being hunted down in droves.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:17:56pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

And in that way they have, they’ll kill the bill while insisting that there is no evidence that Trump is corrupt (coubullshitgh) and that Dems only put the bill forth as a way to cover up just how “corrupt” their own candidate was. That this is the act of a bunch of “sore losers” who are trying to bring down Trump lies and slander.

Diogenes would have given up if he had to search Congress or the Senate for an honest person among Republicans. Maybe he would also fail if he looked at all active Republicans today.

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:19:16pm

Just watched Chuckles Todd say he heard a lot of people say “if they took Trump’s Twitter account away (or access to the account) he would probably be at 50% approval rating.

HINT: It doesn’t matter how the message goes out. Listen to the Orange Fuck speak to anyone and it is the same. It’s not about the way a message is delivered, what is troubling is the message itself. It is Trump. It is what he thinks or doesn’t think. It is who he surrounds himself with. It is in his EOs. It IS what is in that bigoted, black heart.

TV off now. Too much dumb Chuck.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:23:42pm

re: #64 ObserverArt

Just watched Chuckles Todd say he heard a lot of people say “if they took Trump’s Twitter account away (or access to the account) he would probably be at 50% approval rating.

HINT: It doesn’t matter how the message goes out. Listen to the Orange Fuck speak to anyone and it is the same. It’s not about the way a message is delivered, what is troubling is the message itself. It is Trump. It is what he thinks or doesn’t think. It is who he surrounds himself with. It is in his EOs. It IS what is in that bigoted, black heart.

TV off now. Too much dumb Chuck.

The only truth in this is that the Twitter remarks are short enough to attract the attention of the average American. Everything else requires reading an actual article or listening to a full report.

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ObserverArt  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:25:06pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The FBI uses alt-facts.

Only listen to Trump! He’s got the best facts. Great facts.

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electrotek  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:28:06pm

Next time some wingnut cries about Syrian Christians, take a look at this and see how they don’t give two shits about Christians south of the border.

Facebook Post

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:28:42pm

re: #65 Hecuba’s daughter

The only truth in this is that the Twitter remarks are short enough to attract the attention of the average American. Everything else requires reading an actual article or listening to a full report.

Twitter is the ultimate bumper sticker campaign platform.

You put a sticker on your car, and a few people see it.

Put up a tweet, and potentially millions will see it at the same time.

Wonkette: Porn Sites Help Utah Kids with Hard Core Sex (Education)
wonkette.com

They go into the raft of laws and outright zany ideas the state legislature has about that sort of thing.

Never mind, no data is permitted in the Utah Leg. State law already forbids teachers to discuss “the intricacies of intercourse, sexual stimulation or erotic behavior; the advocacy of homosexuality; the advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods or devices; or the advocacy of sexual activity outside of marriage.” Only missionary, in the dark, on Saturday nights, as laid out in the Bible. And last week the Education Committee voted 12-2 on party lines against a bill creating a comprehensive sex ed curriculum that parents could opt into for their kids. Do I even need to tell you which party voted to nix this bill? I’ll give you a hint: It rhymes with Turdbuglican.

They then go into the Eagle Forum’s opinion, a well-known think tank on comprehensive sex education.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:36:28pm
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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:39:33pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:42:37pm

re: #19 makeitstop

He’s a fine American.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:42:55pm

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Decatur Deb  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:45:36pm

What happens when you mate a land Rover with an accordion:

1966 Land Rover Dormobile

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electrotek  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:46:30pm

re: #73 Decatur Deb

What happens when you mate a land Rover with an accordion:

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Too bad Land Rover Defenders continue to command a ridiculous premium on the automotive market in the states.

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:46:43pm

re: #72 Stanley Sea

AAAA! It burns!

“Dear White People” sparks a call by racists for a boycott of Netflix.

Lemme know how the latest conservative boycott works. (Wal*Mart, Target, Starbucks twice, the NFL, &c &c &c)

democraticunderground.com

The trailer for the upcoming Netflix series “Dear White People” has prompted complaints and calls for a boycott of the streaming subscription service.

Based on the 2014 Justin Simien movie of the same name, the Netflix series stars Logan Browning as Samantha White, a black college student who hosts a radio show about being a minority at a predominantly white university. “Dear White People” focuses on blackface parties that ignite tensions on the Ivy League campus and prompt White to become more pointed in her critique of the white student body.

The trailer has sparked complaints on social media that Netflix and creator Justin Simien were prejudiced against white Americans and calls for a boycott.

Simien responded to the backlash on Facebook:

Read more: masslive.com

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Decatur Deb  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:49:28pm

re: #74 electrotek

Too bad Land Rover Defenders continue to command a ridiculous premium on the automotive market in the states.

I cut the commercial aspects away from that posting. The owner has it listed for 52,000. (Note it’s a 1966 Series 2, the Defender’s grandfather.)

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Anymouse  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:51:58pm

I’m off for a nap. Catch y’all later.

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electrotek  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:52:45pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

I cut the commercial aspects away from that posting. The owner has it listed for 52,000. (Note it’s a 1966 Series 2, the Defender’s grandfather.)

Oh, right! Still though, they all command a ridiculous premium here. Even a rustbucket that had spent its service in Aden of all places during the 60’s and 70’s would command a premium here.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:53:31pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:55:53pm

re: #11 Bubblehead II

Speaking of Olbermann.

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Trump doesn’t have pets because they draw the attention away from him.

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BeachDem  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:57:28pm

re: #64 ObserverArt

Just watched Chuckles Todd say he heard a lot of people say “if they took Trump’s Twitter account away (or access to the account) he would probably be at 50% approval rating.

HINT: It doesn’t matter how the message goes out. Listen to the Orange Fuck speak to anyone and it is the same. It’s not about the way a message is delivered, what is troubling is the message itself. It is Trump. It is what he thinks or doesn’t think. It is who he surrounds himself with. It is in his EOs. It IS what is in that bigoted, black heart.

TV off now. Too much dumb Chuck.

And I’ll bet Chuck chuckled to himself and thought he was oh so clevahh when he voiced that bon mot. Chuck Todd has a higher opinion of Chuck Todd than anyone else on the planet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 2:59:51pm

re: #80 Skip Intro

Trump doesn’t have pets because they draw the attention away from him.

his sons took out the family pets while hunting….

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MsJ  Feb 9, 2017 • 3:03:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 9, 2017 • 3:08:01pm

re: #83 MsJ

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Not even as good as K-Mart quality. Nowhere near.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 9, 2017 • 4:07:50pm

re: #80 Skip Intro

Trump doesn’t have pets because they draw the attention away from him.

He has pets, but they are human beings. Guess who they are.

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AaronFromToronto  Feb 9, 2017 • 7:33:05pm

Was that a Bill O’Reilly falafel joke? It makes me happy that someone is still making those.


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