Paul Simon Live on Prairie Home Companion With an All-Star Acoustic Band: “Wristband”

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Paul Simon (with Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Andrew Bird, Richard Dworsky, members of Punch Brothers — Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, and Gabe Witcher — and Ted Poor) performs “Wristband” on our February 6, 2016 broadcast

Website: paulsimon.com

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austin_blue  Feb 14, 2017 • 8:59:51pm

🎵Schadenfreude, you’ve got the cutest little Schadenfreude…🎵

Play, Paul, Play!

We’ve been waiting for some music to lift us and tonight’s the night!

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Nyet  Feb 14, 2017 • 9:00:35pm
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retired cynic  Feb 14, 2017 • 9:02:31pm

He’s my man; I love it!

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The Spite House  Feb 14, 2017 • 9:11:04pm
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austin_blue  Feb 14, 2017 • 9:47:15pm

Punk trad Irish whistle thrash music. Best played LOUD.

Flogging Molly Devils Dance Floor

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:06:10pm

Charles has posted about these gentlemen before. Here’s their Tiny Desk submission.

House of Waters: 2017 Tiny Desk Submission

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:06:19pm
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Ubiq  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:11:57pm
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freetoken  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:28:49pm

From back in the day before discs, or even video discs I believe, so this would have been recorded on film in 1973, with an 86yo Rubenstein:

Arthur Rubinstein - Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 [FULL]

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Kragar  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:35:48pm
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William Lewis  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:47:58pm

re: #11 Kragar

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Translation: We can’t have anything get in the way of destroying every bit of progress made in the 20th century.

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Kragar  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:50:45pm
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:53:46pm

re: #11 Kragar

To me, what partly explains the GOP’s attitude - aside from partisan hackery - is a sort of paralysis. This story, which is increasingly looking like something that will very much make the Watergate Scandal look like a “third-rate burglary”, is perhaps of such magnitude that it’s difficult for them to comprehend in its entirety. If indeed this all turns to be true, as is looking to be the case, that the Trump campaign in fact actively colluded with the intelligence services of a hostile foreign power in order to gain the White House for some kind of unspecified quid pro quo, then the GOP must recognize on some unconscious, instinctual level that Trump is now the rotting, stinking corpse of an albatross tied around their neck.

Simply put…..they’re scared shitless and we’re seeing them going tharn (to use the word from “Watership Down” to describe being frozen in terror).

Not trying to excuse their behavior, not at all. There is no excuse for their behavior. I’m just trying, in my own way, to (partially) understand it.

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Kragar  Feb 14, 2017 • 10:54:28pm
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Scout  Feb 14, 2017 • 11:02:09pm

Love, love, love the “Watership Down” reference.

Edit: Replying to #14 Dr Lizardo

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austin_blue  Feb 14, 2017 • 11:38:18pm

Night, all. Sweet scaly dreams. Looking for DC to explode tomorrow over the intelligence services torpedoing the Trump Admin into oblivion.

How fucked is fucked? They’re fucked like a Bangkok bar girl. Trump is a dead man walking, as president, and all of his cabinet is too. It’s a cessation of a functioning government until the impeachment trial is complete. Give it 100 days.

What fills the vacuum? The rest of the world will hold its breath. If Trump lashes out, all bets are off.

“May you live in interesting times.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:23:02am

re: #13 Kragar

There’s cold, there’s ice-cold, and then there’s assassinating someone while wearing a shirt that says LOL.

Stands for “Love our Leader”.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:42:15am

LOLOLOLOLOL

reuters.com

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

“President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea,” Spicer said at a daily news briefing. “At the same time, he fully expects to and wants to get along with Russia.”

tass.com

MOSCOW, February 15. /TASS/. Any discussion on Crimea’s alienation from Russia is an infringement on the country’s territorial integrity, Speaker of Russia’s State Duma, the lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, said.
“Let’s stop all talks when discussing various statements on Crimea. Any conversations on the alienation of our territory (and Crimea is part of Russia) is an infringement on the country,” he said.
“This issue should not be raised at all. Let’s stop the talks,” Volodin said at the State Duma’s plenary session.
Volodin commented on a statement made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in which he said that US President Donald Trump had clarified he expected Crimea’s return to Ukraine and de-escalation in Donbass.
The State Duma speaker recalled that during his election campaign Trump spoke about normalizing relations with Russia, China, ending military actions and fighting against terrorism.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:46:13am

re: #19 Nyet

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

“President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea,” Spicer said at a daily news briefing. “At the same time, he fully expects to and wants to get along with Russia.”

This is Trump trying to show that he cannot be beholden to Russia; look how “tough” he is.

This is like the white supremacist stating “I have black/Jewish friends!”

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:50:31am

re: #20 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Maybe, but still precious.

Of course, right now it’s just words, and you can’t *mean* to make Putin return Crimea *and* get along with him at the same time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:53:27am

re: #21 Nyet

Maybe, but still precious.

Of course, right now it’s just words, and you can’t *mean* to make Putin return Crimea *and* get along with him at the same time.

He just needs something out there to sound like he is being “tough” on Russia so he can deny being under their heel.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:54:54am

re: #22 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Makes lots of Putinists butthurt tho.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:00:16am

The GOP fatcats turned on Nixon during Watergate, they will turn on Trump now. Their ultimate purpose is to keep power so they can keep making money for the 1%, not to put Putin in control of United States foreign policy. The latter objective just happened to coincide with the former during the election. Those objectives have diverged now. Trump’s exposure is a real threat to GOP power and therefore to the 1%.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:00:32am

re: #23 Nyet

Makes lots of Putinists butthurt tho.

Putinism has a lot of hangers-on both Right and Left. To the Rightists, he is a tough, bare-chested, bareback-riding macho who kills bears with his bare hands.

To the Leftists, he is simply a peaceful leader resisting NATO oppression and Western capitalist corruption.

This is like the anti-vaxer movement, one of those placers where both ends of the spectrum overlap.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:02:04am

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel

The GOP fatcats turned on Nixon during Watergate, they will turn on Trump now. Their ultimate purpose is to keep power so they can keep making money for the 1%, not to put Putin in control of United States foreign policy. The latter objective just happened to coincide with the former during the election. Those objectives have diverged now and Trump’s exposure is a real threat to GOP power and therefore to the 1%.

It is true that Trump will stay in power until his own party turns on him. I am sure that they are meeting secretly now and deciding who gets to divide up the spoils after the palace coup.

But if they do not take out Pence as well, then it is a net loss to the nation.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:39:47am

Speaking of various hives of scum and villainy, I will be in Lubbock Thursday to take care of some business.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:50:39am

heh

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:56:10am

Elliot is on 🔥🔥🔥 as usual this morning

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William Lewis  Feb 15, 2017 • 2:25:16am

re: #27 Shiplord Kirel

Speaking of various hives of scum and villainy, I will be in Lubbock Thursday to take care of some business.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:08:43am

You wanna feel sorry for them, but in the end, you can only feel sorry for America:

Iowan law enforcement vote Republican, only to be outraged when they learn Republicans want to bust unions

Firefighters and police officers in Iowa voted largely for Republicans, only to learn the hard way that the party is generally anti-union.

In an effort to continue dismantling the rights of public workers, Iowa Republicans have attempted to “pit unions against each other” by proposing a bill that would split public workers into two separate groups. One group includes “public safety workers” and the other group includes everybody else. Iowan law enforcement officials expressed displeasure by showing up in large numbers at the Statehouse to speak out against the bill.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:10:09am

I have no faith justice will be served. This election was stolen. The SC appointment(s) is stolen. The entire GOP is nothing but a gang of rich criminals all running cover while they steal this country blind. A lot of people are going to find out how disfunctional our “democracy” is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:12:31am

re: #32 Amory Blaine

I have no faith justice will be served. This election was stolen. The SC appointment(s) is stolen. The entire GOP is nothing but a gang of rich criminals all running cover while they steal this country blind. A lot of people are going to find out how disfunctional our “democracy” is.

And a lot of people, both domestic and foreign, have a lot to gain by keeping it dysfunctional.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:13:11am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They can protest all they want. They will carve out the security forces for special privileges and throw the rest to the lions. The police will be fine. Fascists keep their enforcers plump and happy (see Wisconsin).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:21:36am

re: #34 Amory Blaine

They can protest all they want. They will carve out the security forces for special privileges and throw the rest to the lions. The police will be fine. Fascists keep their enforcers plump and happy (see Wisconsin).

Exactly. They know how to get people to vote against their best interests.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:37:59am

New York Times Accuses, then Exonerates Trump Aides in Russia Claims

House Intelligence Committee Chair: Leakers of Flynn Call ‘Belong in Jail’

Breitbart, moving to control the narrative.

By the end of the day, Flynn will have his own show on MSNBC.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:42:59am

Whelp, Senator Rand Paul admitted openly that the Republicans are party before country.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that probing the Trump administration’s ties to Russia after the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn would be “excessive,” and that Republicans shouldn’t be wasting time investigating members of their own party.

Paul, speaking on Fox News’ “Kilmeade and Friends” radio show, took issue with calls by fellow Senate Republicans, including Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), for a thorough investigation.

“You know, I think that might be excessive,” Paul said. “I think that it looks like the president has handled the situation, and unless there’s some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics, and it looks like the president’s handled it.”

Paul suggested Republicans ought to be looking out for members of their party.

huffingtonpost.com (more at the link)

In the meantime, another Republican legislator has jumped ship and joined the Libertarian Party, a representative in the New Hampshire legislature.

That makes three now: that representative, a senator in Iowa, and a senator in Nebraska.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:47:56am

HAHA Goodman is still around and still blaming the ‘crooked DNC’ for everything:
huffingtonpost.com

Politics has too many bad pennies.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:52:53am
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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 3:55:33am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:03:55am

After Senator Paul’s statement, it looks like I’ll be burning up the phone line later to my Senator Ben Sasse. He came out against Donald Trump last February. He is also a professor of history: He knows where this sort of bunker mentality of the Republicans leads.

We’ll first have to see if I can get past his office’s penchant for killing my phone calls (Democrat) before speaking to anyone.

His offices in the state are in Lincoln and Omaha (over four hundred miles away) so showing up and making my voice heard in person would be difficult.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:09:43am

Well, this is certainly disgusting:

(Political cartoon by Glen McCoy on left of Betsy DeVos being escorted into a school. On the right, Norman Rockwell’s painting of a girl being escorted into a school during the Civil Rights Movement. The cartoon casts Betsy DeVos as a civil rights hero.)

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:11:53am

Nokia (remember them?) plans to relaunch its 3310 cellphone, perhaps with an added camera and Internet capability.

thetimes.co.uk

In other news, Microsoft plans to re-launch Windows 95, because everyone yearns for those days of BSODs and driver malfunctions.

All kidding aside, I had one of those Nokia models and it was very good for the time. The Nokia smartphone I replaced it with, not so much.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:16:57am

re: #42 Anymouse

Well, this is certainly disgusting:

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(Political cartoon by Glen McCoy on left of Betsy DeVos being escorted into a school. On the right, Norman Rockwell’s painting of a girl being escorted into a school during the Civil Rights Movement. The cartoon casts Betsy DeVos as a civil rights hero.)

I saw that graphic. It’s yet another example of the right wing trying to equate the pushback they get from their backward policies to the oppression and brutality the civil rights movement encountered. False equivalence, and it demeans and dishonors those people who suffered and literally died for equal rights under the law.

Betsy Snowflake DeVos has only had to encounter people who think she’s a complete incompetent. Boo hoo hoo. Welcome to national politics, Bess.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:18:42am

re: #43 wheat-dogg

Nokia (remember them?) plans to relaunch its 3310 cellphone, perhaps with an added camera and Internet capability.

thetimes.co.uk

In other news, Microsoft plans to re-launch Windows 95, because everyone yearns for those days of BSODs and driver malfunctions.

Does it come with the game Snake? I loved that game!

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:20:09am

re: #43 wheat-dogg

Nokia (remember them?) plans to relaunch its 3310 cellphone, perhaps with an added camera and Internet capability.

thetimes.co.uk

In other news, Microsoft plans to re-launch Windows 95, because everyone yearns for those days of BSODs and driver malfunctions.

Windows 3.1 or GTFO, along with the Blue Screen of Death.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:20:13am

re: #45 Timothy Watson

Does it come with the game Snake? I loved that game!

Probably. The Times article says details will be available at the official product launch later this month.

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Alyosha  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:20:28am

re: #43 wheat-dogg

I had a 3315, I think.
I accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk and ruptured a water main.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:25:09am

re: #48 Alyosha

I had a 3315, I think.
I accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk and ruptured a water main.

Yeah, those things were darn near bulletproof.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:29:51am

re: #32 Amory Blaine

I have no faith justice will be served. This election was stolen. The SC appointment(s) is stolen. The entire GOP is nothing but a gang of rich criminals all running cover while they steal this country blind. A lot of people are going to find out how disfunctional our “democracy” is.

Look to NC. A Democrat is elected and Republicans immediately enact as law to strip that democratically elected governor of any actual power. Republicans are criminals who want all the power to do as little as possible for the fewest number of Americans.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:30:51am

re: #48 Alyosha

I had a 3315, I think.
I accidentally dropped it on the sidewalk and ruptured a water main.

My first phone was a 5110 I think.

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Alyosha  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:32:50am

re: #49 wheat-dogg

Yeah, those things were darn near bulletproof.

Revisiting the memes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:39:59am

re: #42 Anymouse

(Political cartoon by Glen McCoy on left of Betsy DeVos being escorted into a school. On the right, Norman Rockwell’s painting of a girl being escorted into a school during the Civil Rights Movement. The cartoon casts Betsy DeVos as a civil rights hero.)

My RW gay buddy in AZ insists that since he has come out that he has “had more harassment for being a conservative than he has for being gay”. I reminded him of how they beat Matthew Shephard and tied him to a fence to die for being conservative…

/

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:40:08am

re: #50 MsJ

Look to NC. A Democrat is elected and Republicans immediately enact as law to strip that democratically elected governor of any actual power. Republicans are criminals who want all the power to do as little as possible for the fewest number of Americans.

I held forth to my wife last year that the Libertarian Party stands to gain the most from this.

Every time an elected Republican official say, “No more of this” and jumps ship for the LP, it makes it easier for the next one to do the same.

Since the LP is pretty much the only other party besides the Democrats organised in all fifty states, it is much easier for them than some other party.

To be clear, I have little in common with the LP. However we like or dislike political parties, the way the Electoral College is set up the system pretty much guarantees two parties and no more.

For those who hold forth on the idea of “limited government” and “local control” in the GOP, the LP looks better and better (for one thing, the Libertarian Party is not tainted with the spectre of espionage and sedition).

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:40:16am

re: #42 Anymouse

Well, this is certainly disgusting:

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(Political cartoon by Glen McCoy on left of Betsy DeVos being escorted into a school. On the right, Norman Rockwell’s painting of a girl being escorted into a school during the Civil Rights Movement. The cartoon casts Betsy DeVos as a civil rights hero.)

Here’s another Glen McCoy cartoon. The irony it burns!

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:44:22am

re: #55 The Vicious Babushka

It would appear the Mr. McCoy is a master projector. Bell + Howell with newspaper support.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:46:29am

re: #56 Anymouse

It would appear the Mr. McCoy is a master projector. Bell + Howell with newspaper support.

More like IMAX in outer space.

You can Google image search for more of his “artwork” which is just as sickening as you might imagine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:47:55am

re: #57 The Vicious Babushka

More like IMAX in outer space.

You can Google image search for more of his “artwork” which is just as sickening as you might imagine.

We all know what RW “satire” looks like.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:48:37am

Cheeto Benito is having his morning Twitter ragegasm.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:48:46am

re: #53 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Maybe because most gay people don’t try to force their sexuality on others, while most right wingers demand everyone follow their rules (even when the RWers don’t).

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:49:02am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:49:17am

re: #57 The Vicious Babushka

More like IMAX in outer space.

You can Google image search for more of his “artwork” which is just as sickening as you might imagine.

I’ll take your word for it.

In the meantime, my regional newspaper “has heard the readers” on its question of “are we too liberal” (no) and will now lean further right in political cartoons and opinion.

I’m beginning to think the only way I can make my voice heard with the paper is to tell them I don’t want to renew my subscription. I prefer a non-partisan outlet like The Economist.

On the other hand, every Democrat in the Panhandle and Wyoming unsubscribing probably wouln’t hurt them a bit.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:50:08am

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

Cheeto Benito is having his morning Twitter ragegasm.

And digging his own hole while doing it. He’s already basically admitted the facts are accurate, after tweeting it’s all part of a Hillary conspiracy. He’s unglued.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:50:08am
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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:51:32am

re: #61 The Vicious Babushka

I like this one…props to his favorite propaganda outlet.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:52:04am

re: #65 MsJ

I like this one…props to his favorite propaganda outlet.

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I thought his favorite was Infowars.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:52:41am

re: #65 MsJ

I like this one…props to his favorite propaganda outlet.

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The President showing favourites to news outlets? Is that no different than showing favourites for any other company in another industry?

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:52:58am

re: #66 The Vicious Babushka

I thought his favorite was Infowars.

Fox has a bigger audience.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:53:04am

re: #66 The Vicious Babushka

I thought his favorite was Infowars.

Fox and Friends has chicks in short dresses.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:53:09am

I would say his favorite “REAL NEWZ” media source is whoever is teabagging him at the moment.

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:53:12am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:54:22am

re: #50 MsJ

Look to NC. A Democrat is elected and Republicans immediately enact as law to strip that democratically elected governor of any actual power. Republicans are criminals who want all the power to do as little as possible for the fewest number of Americans.

Apparently, look to the Carolinas for other shenanigans, too. Louise Mensch tries to draw lines between the dots and certainly makes a strong circumstantial case.

patribotics.wordpress.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:55:23am

Of course Glenn McCoy’s cartoon archive is full of screaming outrage over HER EMAILS!!!!!!!!

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:56:47am

re: #67 Anymouse

The President showing favourites to news outlets? Is that no different than showing favourites for any other company in another industry?

¿Qué?

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 4:58:36am

From the previous thread:

re: #26 Myron Falwell

The inactions of Chaffetz, Ryan and McConnell scream of absolute complicity.

Which is the $64,000 question: what do we do? Because the longer and longer Chaffetz sticks his fingers in his ears and scream SOOOORRRRROOOOSSSSS!!1!!!!1!!, and the louder the opposition grows… something is going to snap.

re: #262 Anymouse

Well, the first thing might be pushing onto McConnell’s and Ryan’s Twitter feeds:

What did you know and when did you know it? Start impugning their so-called impartiality?

It’s not even fake news or JAQing off. At this point it is now a legitimate question.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:05:45am

sltrib.com

Editorial at the Salt Lake City Tribune: Chaffetz Should Investigate, Not Emulate, the President

More at the Tribune -

(note the last line in this quote from the beginning)

It seems to work for the president of the United States, so, Jason Chaffetz may have surmised, it should work for members of Congress, too.

But explaining away an unpleasant occurrence by fabricating facts about those who oppose you is something the Utah congressman should investigate, not emulate.

After his unpleasant experience at a town hall meeting in Cottonwood Heights last week, Chaffetz had some reasonable points to make about how too many in the overflow crowd were apparently there to create a scene, not to have a reasonable give and take about important issues.

But right away Chaffetz went and spoiled his argument and his credibility by claiming, with no factual basis, that the raucous crowd was speckled with paid hecklers who weren’t even from Utah.

This is a congressional district-size version of the president’s oft-stated, never verified and wholly outrageous claim that the only reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in November is because millions of illegal votes were cast.

In other words, it’s false.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:08:47am

LOL

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:12:08am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:15:48am

I like following along on different links at RationalWiki.

They do not have a very charitable article about LGF. One might say RationalWiki is misrepresenting LGF’s past and present positions.

rationalwiki.org (RationalWiki article on Little Green Footballs)

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:15:59am

He’s freaking insane
We need fake German subtitles

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:17:39am

re: #72 Barefoot Grin

Apparently, look to the Carolinas for other shenanigans, too. Louise Mensch tries to draw lines between the dots and certainly makes a strong circumstantial case.

patribotics.wordpress.com

That was fascinating.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:19:55am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:21:29am

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

What’s up with that? Why does Chaffetz want to investigate “Sid the Science Kid?” I read that the other day and I couldn’t believe it.

What the heck is wrong with these guys?

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:24:40am

re: #84 Anymouse

What’s up with that? Why does Chaffetz want to investigate “Sid the Science Kid?” I read that the other day and I couldn’t believe it.

What the heck is wrong with these guys?

The show is up for an award for its presentation of the Zika virus.
washingtonpost.com

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:26:27am

re: #84 Anymouse

The chairman of the powerful panel — the main investigative committee in the House — sent a letter to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demanding to know why, in an attempt to raise awareness of the Zika virus, “CDC appears poised to make a sole source award to the Jim Henson Company for $806,000 to feature Sid the Science Kid in an educational program about the virus.”

washingtonpost.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:28:09am

re: #84 Anymouse

What’s up with that? Why does Chaffetz want to investigate “Sid the Science Kid?” I read that the other day and I couldn’t believe it.

What the heck is wrong with these guys?

PBS: Political Brainwashing Syndicate…

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:28:43am

I just threw up a comment to the Talk page of “Sid the Science Kid” on Wikipedia about Jason Chaffetz wanting to investigate that show, referencing the Washington Post article. We’ll have to see if Wikipedia adds that information.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:33:31am

re: #76 Anymouse

The Salt Lake Tribune is not a bastion of progressive thought. (The LDS Church still owns them, no?)

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:34:57am

I keep going to a seemingly off-the-cuff comment Obama made when asked if he thought the election could be rigged (in response to Trump’s claims in mid 2016) when he said something like ‘no, I mean, only if something seemingly impossible happens, then you might look into it….’ (Obviously paraphrasing.) He likely knew most of this stuff but I suppose would have thrown the country into absolute crisis to have acted without full investigation. Still….

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:36:19am

re: #65 MsJ

“foxandfriends is great!”

Shouldn’t that be, ” foxandfriends ARE great?”

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:36:48am

re: #88 Anymouse

I just threw up a comment to the Talk page of “Sid the Science Kid” on Wikipedia about Jason Chaffetz wanting to investigate that show, referencing the Washington Post article. We’ll have to see if Wikipedia adds that information.

Chaffetz is one of those congressmen who feels it’s his God-given right to go after whatever BS enters his head, whether or not it’s relevant or even important. Probably he feels the CDC is wasting precious federal money on an award to a broadcasting service that also wastes precious federal money, so he decides to waste precious federal money to find out why.

IOW he’s a hack, who has now lost the support of the Mormon church, the SL Tribune and most of his constituents.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:36:57am

re: #88 Anymouse

I just threw up a comment to the Talk page of “Sid the Science Kid” on Wikipedia about Jason Chaffetz wanting to investigate that show, referencing the Washington Post article. We’ll have to see if Wikipedia adds that information.

I don’t see that comment there…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:38:09am

re: #91 Myron Falwell

“foxandfriends is great!”

Shouldn’t that be, ” foxandfriends ARE great?”

It’s singular—a fabled creature with one mouth and many assholes.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:38:31am

re: #91 Myron Falwell

“foxandfriends is great!”

Shouldn’t that be, ” foxandfriends ARE great?”

[teacher mode]
In this case, Donnie got the grammar correct. Fox and Friends is the title of the show, and thus takes a singular verb conjugation.
[/teacher mode]

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:40:47am

re: #92 wheat-dogg

Chaffetz is one of those congressmen who feels it’s his God-given right to go after whatever BS enters his head, whether or not it’s relevant or even important. Probably he feels the CDC is wasting precious federal money on an award to a broadcasting service that also wastes precious federal money, so he decides to waste precious federal money to find out why.

IOW he’s a hack, who has now lost the support of the Mormon church, the SL Tribune and most of his constituents.

And then you have to ask yourself if Chaffetz is trying to protect himself from something absolutely incriminating on his name or family from being revealed.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:42:31am

re: #96 Myron Falwell

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:42:59am

re: #88 Anymouse

I just threw up a comment to the Talk page of “Sid the Science Kid” on Wikipedia about Jason Chaffetz wanting to investigate that show, referencing the Washington Post article. We’ll have to see if Wikipedia adds that information.

Well, that lasted a whole minute before someone at Wikipedia removed the edit and blocked my IP.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:44:36am

re: #96 Myron Falwell

And then you have to ask yourself if Chaffetz is trying to protect himself from something absolutely incriminating on his name or family from being revealed.

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

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It could well be he knows something incriminating about Trump, and fears an investigation will uncover it, making him complicit in a cover-up — the old “unindicted co-conspirator” thing.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:44:46am

re: #86 Timothy Watson

For the record, the Jim Henson company is owned by The Walt Disney Company. It was effectively separated from Sesame Children’s Television Workshop** upon Jim Henson’s passing.

**Sorry, I grew up in the 1980s, it will always be CTW.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:47:05am

So it would appear that Wikipedia (or at least one editor there) is now trying to cover for the GOP as well.

If my edit had been poorly-worded or something, it could have been corrected. Instead, it was thrown down the memory hole.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:47:31am

re: #100 Myron Falwell

For the record, the Jim Henson company is owned by The Walt Disney Company. It was effectively separated from Sesame Children’s Television Workshop** upon Jim Henson’s passing.

**Sorry, I grew up in the 1980s, it will always be CTW.

The company itself is independent now, they did sell off a lot of the rights and trademarks awhile back to Walt Disney.

I wasn’t a Muppets kid growing up but I do love Farscape, which Brian Henson was a producer of.

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Donkey With No Name  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:47:50am

re: #89 Myron Falwell

The Salt Lake Tribune is not a bastion of progressive thought. (The LDS Church still owns them, no?)

The Salt Lake Tribune endorsed Obama twice, make of that what you will.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:49:15am

re: #91 Myron Falwell

“foxandfriends is great!”

Shouldn’t that be, ” foxandfriends ARE great?”

Nope. The name of the show is “Fox and Friends” so you would use “is.” It’s kind of like The Simpsons. “The Simpsons is on tomorrow” is correct.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:51:23am

At this point, it would look like someone in the GOP (or a supporter) is now actively trying to censor or subvert Wikipedia content.

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jeffreyw  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:52:42am

Imgur
Good morning!

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:54:43am

re: #99 wheat-dogg

It could well be he knows something incriminating about Trump, and fears an investigation will uncover it, making him complicit in a cover-up — the old “unindicted co-conspirator” thing.

Read what at the link below. It really was a fascinating read.

re: #72 Barefoot Grin

patribotics.wordpress.com

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:56:52am

re: #105 Anymouse

At this point, it would look like someone in the GOP (or a supporter) is now actively trying to censor or subvert Wikipedia content.

Does someone else want to try and make that edit at Wikipedia? Or is this just a “meh” moment?

A thrust for a congressional investigation would be a legitimate “controversies” section in the article about Sid the Science Kid.

Someone else here wanna take a crack at it?

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 5:58:28am

re: #108 Anymouse

Does someone else want to try and make that edit at Wikipedia? Or is this just a “meh” moment?

A thrust for a congressional investigation would be a legitimate “controversies” section in the article about Sid the Science Kid.

Someone else here wanna take a crack at it?

I can’t at work, but I might try this evening if I remember.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:01:56am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in NYC. It’s been yet another eventful overnight, and this morning Trump has taken to the twitters to … confirm that the NYT and WaPo stories are based on solid reporting. Don’t believe me, there’s no other way to parse this:

He’s oh so concerned about leaks when they show that he and his cabal of cronies are a bunch of traitorous bastards, but didn’t have a problem demanding Russia hack to find out all they could about Clinton and the DNC.

The difference is also that these officials are confirming what we’ve long suspected.

Everything Trump has said and done regarding foreign policy is suspect. Whose agenda is he supporting when he talks about disrupting NATO, antagonizing allies, going after Mexico and China? It isn’t furthering the US agenda when all the benefits of the crises don’t help the US, but rather Russia - our rival.

Whose agenda is supported by the GOP changing their platform to a pro-Russia position on Ukraine?

Whose agenda is supported by Trump soft shoeing around Russia’s actions in Ukraine over past few weeks?

Whose agenda is supported by Putin deploying missiles in violation of arms control treaties?

Not ours. Our security is far worse off than just 3 weeks ago, and all of it rests at the foot of Trump’s cabal of cronies. It also falls to his GOP enablers, including McConnell, Ryan, Pence, and the rest of the GOP leadership that thought any of this was a good idea.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:02:16am

re: #99 wheat-dogg

It could well be he knows something incriminating about Trump, and fears an investigation will uncover it, making him complicit in a cover-up — the old “unindicted co-conspirator” thing.

any closer inspection of his current administration will lay bare the gaping cluelessness and incompetence

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:02:53am

re: #108 Anymouse

Does someone else want to try and make that edit at Wikipedia? Or is this just a “meh” moment?

A thrust for a congressional investigation would be a legitimate “controversies” section in the article about Sid the Science Kid.

Someone else here wanna take a crack at it?

I’ll try, once I reboot my head into Wiki editing mode. No promises.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:03:09am

re: #104 Belafon

Nope. The name of the show is “Fox and Friends” so you would use “is.” It’s kind of like The Simpsons. “The Simpsons is on tomorrow” is correct.

But what if two episides are on?

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:05:25am

re: #110 lawhawk

Come to think of it, Trump’s tweet about the leaks being accurate reminds me of the Tom Clancy book Executive Orders when the former VP claims he’s the one who should be President in a lawsuit, but addresses Jack Ryan in the lawsuit as President of the United States: Trump isn’t very good at any of this (Kealty, you were never that good a lawyer).

We’ve known it all along, but 3+ weeks in, and he’s a clear and present danger to everyone around him.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:05:33am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But what if two episides are on?

“The Simpsons, on the Simpsons, are talking about why the Simpsons is breaking the fourth wall.”

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Archangelus  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:05:38am

…Are going to be unemployed? Are going to have cellmates? Are going to flee to Antarctica? Which is it? C’mon, the suspense is killin’ me…./

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:05:44am

re: #113 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But what if two episides are on?

“I think two episodes of Fox and Friends are great.”
“I think Fox and Friends is great.”

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:06:51am

re: #117 Anymouse

“I think two episodes of Fox and Friends are great.”
“I think Fox and Friends is great.”

said none of us here ever

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:07:38am

re: #80 The Vicious Babushka

The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!

— Donald J. Trump

Or you know, maybe if you hadn’t been cozying up to Russian intelligence, publicly calling for them to hack HRC and the DNC.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:08:08am

re: #110 lawhawk

Everything Trump has said and done regarding foreign policy is suspect. Whose agenda is he supporting when he talks about disrupting NATO, antagonizing allies, going after Mexico and China? It isn’t furthering the US agenda when all the benefits of the crises don’t help the US, but rather Russia - our rival.

Whose agenda is supported by the GOP changing their platform to a pro-Russia position on Ukraine?

Whose agenda is supported by Trump soft shoeing around Russia’s actions in Ukraine over past few weeks?

Whose agenda is supported by Putin deploying missiles in violation of arms control treaties?

Trump supports one agenda: Trump’s.

He is not supporting Russia out of a desire to betray the United States but out of a desire to keep the Russians from releasing the damaging information they have on him, which is probably pertaining to how much money he doesn’t have rather than his sexual habits.

In all other issues in which Russia is not involved, Trump’s agenda is making money for his businesses and using the Presidency as a brand.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:08:39am

re: #118 wheat-dogg

said none of us here ever

I could reword that… .

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:10:11am

Blasto from the pasto==>

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:10:30am
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:10:59am
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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:13:34am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:14:16am
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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:14:25am

OT, but has anyone else here seen Passengers? Can you explain to me why a ship with 5,246 people on board has only one (1) autodoc in the med bay?

Also, the artificial gravity failures would not happen in a rotating ship, because rotational inertia.

Other than that, I liked it!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:18:52am

re: #127 wheat-dogg

OT, but has anyone else here seen Passengers? Can you explain to me why a ship with 5,246 people on board has only one (1) autodoc in the med bay?

Also, the artificial gravity failures would not happen in a rotating ship, because rotational inertia.

Other than that, I liked it!

It’s supposed to be a rom-com in outer space. The passengers are supposed to be in a state of suspended animation until they reach their destination.

One character wakes up early and decides to wake up another passenger (thereby dooming her to death) because he’s feeling lonely.

I didn’t see it, just read a review that made me want to not see it.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:18:59am
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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:19:34am

So cute. This is the guy who wrote that BS piece at Bloomberg last night.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:19:40am

re: #80 The Vicious Babushka

He’s freaking insane
We need fake German subtitles

So, is DT (still) blaming the U.S. Intelligence services for his treachery?

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:21:12am

re: #130 MsJ

Thank you to Eli Lake of The Bloomberg View - “The NSA & FBI…should not interfere in our politics…and is” Very serious situation for USA

— Donald J. Trump

Russia shouldn’t interfere in U.S. politics and elections either, nor should they be encouraged to do so by a party’s nominee, but yet here we are.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:21:51am

re: #131 Sir John Barron

So, is DT (still) blaming the U.S. Intelligence services for his treachery?

And the “failing” NY Times and Washington Post. Sad!

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:22:25am

re: #129 Anymouse

While treason has a very technical meaning in our constitution, I can’t think of another general all encompassing term for “colluding with a foreign government to fuck over the country.”

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:23:08am

re: #134 Belafon

While treason has a very technical meaning in our constitution, I can’t think of another general all encompassing term for “colluding with a foreign government to fuck over the country.”

Sedition.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:23:39am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

Trump supports one agenda: Trump’s.

And that is what we get for electing a businessman with no record of public service.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:23:49am

re: #128 The Vicious Babushka

It’s supposed to be a rom-com in outer space. The passengers are supposed to be in a state of suspended animation until they reach their destination.

One character wakes up early and decides to wake up another passenger (thereby dooming her to death) because he’s feeling lonely.

I didn’t see it, just read a review that made me want to not see it.

I saw the movie. I was looking for explanations, other than sloppy writing.

The guy waking up the woman so he can have a companion is disturbing, though it was not a spur-of-the-moment decision on his part. She almost does him in later in the flick with a crowbar, after she anguishes about his treachery and her fate. Can’t say I blame her.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:24:54am

re: #98 Anymouse

Well, that lasted a whole minute before someone at Wikipedia removed the edit and blocked my IP.

Can you post here with private tags what you added, and I’ll try from my end later?

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:25:34am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:26:05am

re: #135 Anymouse

According to google, it means “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” Don’t think it fits the president.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:26:48am

re: #140 Belafon

According to google, it means “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” Don’t think it fits the president.

Nope. Not yet at least.

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Apocalypse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:26:55am

re: #101 Anymouse

Nah, I looked through the editors talk page. Just someone who thinks they have power, doesn’t appear partisan it seems.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:28:01am

re: #138 wheat-dogg

Can you post here with private tags what you added, and I’ll try from my end later?

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:28:10am

re: #141 MsJ

Nope. Not yet at least.

Heh. I would have thought sedition implied getting people on your side. But maybe it’s another thing Trump is subverting.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:28:47am

Just when you thought it couldn’t any worse …

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:29:47am

re: #140 Belafon

According to google, it means “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” Don’t think it fits the president.

Subversion.

merriam-webster.com

: the act of subverting : the state of being subverted; especially : a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working secretly from within

2 obsolete : a cause of overthrow or destruction

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:29:53am

re: #101 Anymouse

So it would appear that Wikipedia (or at least one editor there) is now trying to cover for the GOP as well.

If my edit had been poorly-worded or something, it could have been corrected. Instead, it was thrown down the memory hole.

I see now that you first mistakenly posted the article on your own talk page and then deleted it.

Then you posted in on the Sid talk page and it got deleted by the user “General Ization”.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:31:13am

re: #143 Anymouse

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:31:35am

re: #147 Nyet

I see now that you first mistakenly posted the article on your own talk page and then deleted it.

Then you posted in on the Sid talk page and it got deleted by the user “General Ization”.

I deleted it from my own talk page because I didn’t realise that Wikipedia had changed what the Talk tab does (it originally created a discussion about the page being commented on).

Who the heck is General Ization?

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:31:44am

re: #144 Belafon

Heh. I would have thought sedition implied getting people on your side. But maybe it’s another thing Trump is subverting.

Treason. Full stop.

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:32:17am

re: #148 wheat-dogg

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:34:26am

The Alabama house has voted to protect us from Terror Undergrads:
House Votes to Block Money to ‘Sanctuary Campuses’

“Rep. Phil Williams, the bill’s sponsor, acknowledged no Alabama college has announced intent to flout immigration laws but argued that one might do so in the future. He said the state should be proactive instead of waiting for that to happen.”

usnews.com

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:34:50am

re: #149 Anymouse

I deleted it from my own talk page because I didn’t realise that Wikipedia had changed what the Talk tab does (it originally created a discussion about the page being commented on).

Who the heck is General Ization?

General Tso’s cousin on his mother’s side.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:35:43am

Ooof…

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:35:43am

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And that is what we get for electing a businessman with no record of public service.

He is a living insult to businessmen. Every Trump voter primary or general should apologize. Do penance.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:35:44am

re: #151 Anymouse

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darthstar  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:36:36am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:37:29am

re: #150 MsJ

Thanks. I wonder how “adheres to our enemies” will be interpreted.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:37:54am

re: #156 wheat-dogg

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:39:29am

re: #157 darthstar

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He’s got a R next to his name.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:39:35am

re: #154 lawhawk

Holy shit.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:39:57am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:40:22am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:40:56am

re: #130 MsJ

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:44:02am

re: #159 Anymouse

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:45:04am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:45:25am

re: #154 lawhawk

Ooof…

I can’t look at twitter right now, but isn’t Schindler one of the guys we pick on here?

If not, and his statement is true, the blast radius on this will have to take out Comey. I just don’t see how he avoids any damage.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:47:19am

re: #167 Belafon

I can’t look at twitter right now, but isn’t Schindler one of the guys we pick on here?

If not, and his statement is true, the blast radius on this will have to take out Comey. I just don’t see how he avoids any damage.

Schindler is generally conservative, but dishes it out to both sides, has been very critical of DT.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:47:52am

re: #166 lawhawk

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Yet Comey didn’t think about releasing it but was fine with doing what he did to Clinton. Comey chose his ideology and party over country.

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makeitstop  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:49:07am

re: #154 lawhawk

Ooof…

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Wow. ‘He will die in jail.’

Judging by his tweets this morning, he still thinks he’s bulletproof (metaphorically).

IC is working from what’s described as a ‘trove’ of information. This is not going to end well for Trump.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:49:22am

re: #167 Belafon

I can’t look at twitter right now, but isn’t Schindler one of the guys we pick on here?

If not, and his statement is true, the blast radius on this will have to take out Comey. I just don’t see how he avoids any damage.

Schindler is right wing and got in trouble for sharing dick pics. But his foreign policy blog is smart and informative. He taught at the War College for years and has extensive experience. His right wingnuttiness was what we would give him shit about.

Which should really give great credence to his words, IMHO.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:49:34am

re: #167 Belafon

I can’t look at twitter right now, but isn’t Schindler one of the guys we pick on here?

If not, and his statement is true, the blast radius on this will have to take out Comey. I just don’t see how he avoids any damage.

Schindler is a douche and he is right on a couple of things and he is a dick-pic-sending douche still.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:50:37am

re: #172 Nyet

Schindler is a douche and he is right on a couple of things and he is a dick-pic-sending douche still.

Schindler’s Lust.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:50:50am

re: #168 Sir John Barron

re: #171 MsJ

re: #172 Nyet

Thanks.

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makeitstop  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:52:08am

re: #167 Belafon

I can’t look at twitter right now, but isn’t Schindler one of the guys we pick on here?

If not, and his statement is true, the blast radius on this will have to take out Comey. I just don’t see how he avoids any damage.

You might be thinking of that Schlicter dude.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:53:25am

re: #154 lawhawk

Ooof…

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Apocalypse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:53:34am

re: #173 Decatur Deb

Didn’t go with Schindler’s Disc?

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:53:54am

re: #175 makeitstop

You might be thinking of that Schlicter dude.

I think you’re right. Getting my names mixed up. But I did learn a bit more about Schindler. He’s good at foreign policy and specialized photography.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:54:09am

Here’s my take on the whole dick pic thing. If it’s welcome by the recipient, who cares? It’s kinda skeevy (because it’s likely to become public knowledge) but what happens between consenting adults is none of my business. Not my place to judge.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:54:35am

re: #177 Apocalypse

Didn’t go with Schindler’s Disc?

Minimalist School.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:54:36am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

Who, specifically, will “die in jail”? Flynn?

I read that as Trump.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:55:20am

re: #170 makeitstop

Wow. ‘He will die in jail.’

Judging by his tweets this morning, he still thinks he’s bulletproof (metaphorically).

IC is working from what’s described as a ‘trove’ of information. This is not going to end well for Trump.

It’s not ending well for the nation, and the only question as others have noted above - is the size of the blast radius.

I’d suggest that it includes every single person in Trump’s inner circle, including Pence. His entire cabinet is suspect, and I’d throw in both McConnell and Ryan, since they’ve known and enabled him anyways. All of them have violated their oaths of office.

While I’m at it, I’d also throw the book at Chaffetz and the other GOP chairs of the oversight and intel committees for refusing to take immediate action. They’re covering for a thoroughly compromised Executive Branch all because they’re still hopeful to pass a GOP regressive agenda.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:55:20am

I get the sense that Schindler, like Rick Wilson for other reasons, is a temporary hero to the left.

ETA: but I’ve been following his tweets and articles for a couple of months now.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:55:20am

Pravda arguing if the USA wants Crimea returned to Ukraine, then Russia wants Alaska returned.

(I’d almost go for that if Sarah Palin goes with it, but I don’t hate Alaska that much.)

pravdareport.com

(same article in Russian)
pravda.ru

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:56:39am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:56:46am

Garden crisis—BBIAB.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:56:49am

re: #184 Anymouse

Pravda arguing if the USA wants Crimea returned to Ukraine, then Russia wants Alaska returned.

(I’d almost go for that if Sarah Palin goes with it, but I don’t hate Alaska that much.)

pravdareport.com

(same article in Russian)
pravda.ru

The historical nuances of how the Crimea came to be part of the Ukraine are too much for most people to bear through.

Alaska is a clear-cut case of bought and sold.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:56:51am

re: #183 Barefoot Grin

I get the sense that Schindler, like Rick Wilson for other reasons, is a temporary hero to the left.

No hero at all. Right or left.

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Apocalypse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:57:03am

re: #180 Decatur Deb

That said, Schindler’s Dick just isn’t in good taste.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:57:19am

re: #184 Anymouse

Pravda arguing if the USA wants Crimea returned to Ukraine, then Russia wants Alaska returned.

(I’d almost go for that if Sarah Palin goes with it, but I don’t hate Alaska that much.)

pravdareport.com

(same article in Russian)
pravda.ru

As I recall, we paid Russia for Alaska, whereas Russia just walked into Crimea and took it without even asking.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:58:04am

re: #183 Barefoot Grin

I get the sense that Schindler, like Rick Wilson for other reasons, is a temporary hero to the left.

Navarro too tbh and McMullin but ya know if we can ally with Stalin to bear the Nazis, these guys against Trump is fine to me.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:58:56am

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

The historical nuances of how the Crimea came to be part of the Ukraine are too much for most people to bear through.

Alaska is a clear-cut case of bought and sold.

I’m aware of how Crimea became part of Ukraine, but I am not most people.

I’m all for selling Sarah Palin to Russia. She can see them from her house anyway. We could start a GoFundMe if she’ll take Brisdull with her.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 6:59:10am

re: #190 wheat-dogg

As I recall, we paid Russia for Alaska, whereas Russia just walked into Crimea and took it without even asking.

Crimea was historically part of Russia, it was “administratively” awarded tot he Ukraine under Khruschev in the 1950’s. Back then it didn’t matter, it was all part of the larger USSR.

But the breakup of the USSR left tens of millions of ethnic Russians stranded beyond the borders of the Russian Republic, not unlike the Sudentenland Germans.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:00:44am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:01:34am

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Navarro too tbh and McMullin but ya know if we can ally with Stalin to bear the Nazis, these guys against Trump is fine to me.

Yeah, we can work with and encourage people with whom we do not agree on everything. Conservatives trying to hold DT accountable, especially when there are many of them, are very important as criticism just from Dems will be written off as partisan bickering.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:01:49am

LOL

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:02:03am

re: #169 HappyWarrior

Yet Comey didn’t think about releasing it but was fine with doing what he did to Clinton. Comey chose his ideology and party over country.

McConnell too. All the high-ups in the GOP knew about this and chose party over country. They all need to be sunk for this.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:03:11am

re: #195 Sir John Barron

Yeah, we can work with and encourage people with whom we do not agree on everything. Conservatives trying to hold DT accountable, especially when there are many of them, are very important as criticism just from Dems will be written off as partisan bickering.

Right the libertarians too. Radley Balko is terrific on the police abuses that Sessions supports.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:03:12am

re: #178 Belafon

I think you’re right. Getting my names mixed up. But I did learn a bit more about Schindler. He’s good at foreign policy and specialized photography.

Note sure he is good at foreign policy. Seems to trade more in stereotypes than anything.

And - a total wingnut. No less so for hating Trump.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:03:28am

re: #183 Barefoot Grin

I get the sense that Schindler, like Rick Wilson for other reasons, is a temporary hero to the left.

ETA: but I’ve been following his tweets and articles for a couple of months now.

There are those who would make a good opposition party. I throw McMullen, Navarro, and Wilson in that category. And there are those who I would keep in front of me in a fight. It sounds like Schindler belongs in that group.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:03:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:04:04am

re: #194 Anymouse

Rand Paul: Republicans shouldn’t waste time investigating other Republicans

He has a bit of a point: it would have been just as pointless to try and bring suspects of lynchings to trial in the Old South…

…and he is reminding us in a roundabout way of what the Benghazi!!! and E-mail!!! hearings were really about.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:04:20am

re: #193 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Crimea was historically part of Russia, it was “administratively” awarded tot he Ukraine under Khruschev in the 1950’s. Back then it didn’t matter, it was all part of the larger USSR.

But the breakup of the USSR left tens of millions of ethnic Russians stranded beyond the borders of the Russian Republic, not unlike the Sudentenland Germans.

It doesn’t matter what historically was a part of what. It is legally a part of Ukraine.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:04:41am

re: #197 GlutenFreeJesus

McConnell too. All the high-ups in the GOP knew about this and chose party over country. They all need to be sunk for this.

Ryan has been terrible. I once had more respect for him then he has displayed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:05:59am

re: #203 Nyet

It doesn’t matter what historically was a part of what. It is legally a part of Ukraine.

Yes, and as I recall, we made a deal with the Ukraine to disarm their nuclear arsenal in exchange for guarantees of their territorial integrity.

Seems only fair that since we reneged on our end of the deal, we ought to give them their nukes back.

/

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:06:18am

re: #184 Anymouse

Pravda arguing if the USA wants Crimea returned to Ukraine, then Russia wants Alaska returned.

(I’d almost go for that if Sarah Palin goes with it, but I don’t hate Alaska that much.)

pravdareport.com

(same article in Russian)
pravda.ru

Pravda is an insignificant online website, JFYI.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:08:30am

Remember when GOP/right wingers were busy claiming Obama was engaging in an apology tour?

Turns out that is just more projection as Trump’s cabal of cronies and GOP Senators are burning up phone lines trying to apologize or reassure our allies that Trump isn’t going to completely gut NATO and our security obligations:

That’s what an apology tour looks like. Trump’s fucking up our national security more in the past three weeks than any president has done in decades. Yeah, that even includes the GWB led invasion of Iraq. All the damage from that still pales in comparison to what we’re seeing unfold.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:09:44am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:10:25am

re: #182 lawhawk

It’s not ending well for the nation, and the only question as others have noted above - is the size of the blast radius.

I’d suggest that it includes every single person in Trump’s inner circle, including Pence. His entire cabinet is suspect, and I’d throw in both McConnell and Ryan, since they’ve known and enabled him anyways. All of them have violated their oaths of office.

While I’m at it, I’d also throw the book at Chaffetz and the other GOP chairs of the oversight and intel committees for refusing to take immediate action. They’re covering for a thoroughly compromised Executive Branch all because they’re still hopeful to pass a GOP regressive agenda.

The only way this is truly going to be fixed is for the electorate to stop electing these assholes. So, once again, racism is going to fuck everything up.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:12:24am

re: #208 Anymouse

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:12:39am

re: #209 Belafon

The only way this is truly going to be fixed is for the electorate to stop electing these assholes. So, once again, racism is going to fuck everything up.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:13:20am

Wait… wut?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:13:24am

re: #209 Belafon

The only way this is truly going to be fixed is for the electorate to stop electing these assholes. So, once again, racism is going to fuck everything up.

Yep. Anyhow doing my first bit on Saturday for the gubernatorial campaign.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:14:16am

re: #183 Barefoot Grin

I get the sense that Schindler, like Rick Wilson for other reasons, is a temporary hero to the left.

Schindler has already been a temporary hero here because he lambasted Snowden, Assange et al. - before himself falling out of the grace.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:14:31am

What the hell is in the water being consumed by the Trump cabal? Because the crazy doesn’t fall far from the tree. Trump’s kids are sociopaths (especially Eric and Don Jr (who blocked me on Twitter)). Same with Flynn’s son too.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:16:38am

re: #211 Anymouse

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Too facile. No one benefits from fascism except the immune wealthy. Certainly not the cheering volk.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:16:50am

re: #214 Nyet

Schindler has already been a temporary hero here because he lambasted Snowden, Assange et al. - before himself falling out of the grace.

Didn’t know his background besides being IC above all. I also don’t have any sense of how much his type is true knowledge and analytical skill and how much is passing on the rumors he is privy to. Good to know—as Belafon and MsJ have also noted—that he’s one to keep at arms length.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:18:06am

re: #215 lawhawk

What the hell is in the water being consumed by the Trump cabal? Because the crazy doesn’t fall far from the tree. Trump’s kids are sociopaths (especially Eric and Don Jr (who blocked me on Twitter)). Same with Flynn’s son too.

Au overdose.

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Franklin  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:18:23am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:18:52am

Because sometimes you just have to.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:19:07am
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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:19:09am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

Who, specifically, will “die in jail”? Flynn?

Judging by the “IC War” reference, it is more than likely a reference to Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:19:26am

Yeah we shouldn’t ally with someone just because they’re anti Trump. Glenn Beck and Ben Shapiro are still awful people. And while I appreciate Wilson, I keep arms length too tho I appreciate him more,

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:20:10am

re: #220 Nyet

Because sometimes you just have to.

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Flynn Jr isn’t disgraced, he never had grace in the first place.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:20:51am

re: #215 lawhawk

Brawndo.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:22:37am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:23:03am

So, how is that bastion of journalistic integrity, Fox&Friends, handling the newest allegations?

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coin operated  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:23:06am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

I’m not going to say I’m an ally with Schindler. I will say that he’s got good sources and, while a bit eccentric, has been spot on the last few months with his IC reporting.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:23:33am

re: #221 Anymouse

“knowingly”

“Boris and Natasha lied to me!!”

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:23:55am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Yeah we shouldn’t ally with someone just because they’re anti Trump. Glenn Beck and Ben Shapiro are still awful people. And while I appreciate Wilson, I keep arms length too tho I appreciate him more,

We don’t have to ally with them. That said, where we agree we can work together. (I believe this is the definition of bipartisanship.)

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:24:23am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

Yeah we shouldn’t ally with someone just because they’re anti Trump. Glenn Beck and Ben Shapiro are still awful people. And while I appreciate Wilson, I keep arms length too tho I appreciate him more,

Ana Navarro may be my one exception simply because she endorsed and voted for Hillary. YMMV.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:24:30am

re: #227 Sir John Barron

So, how is that bastion of journalistic integrity, Fox&Friends, handling the newest allegations?

A German Shepherd took best-in-show at Westminster.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:25:11am

re: #228 coin operated

I’m not going to say I’m an ally with Schindler. I will say that he’s got good sources and, while a bit eccentric, has been spot on the last few months with his IC reporting.

Yeah, he’s the hardest to figure among the conservative DT critics. Tends to be particularly bombastic at times.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:26:14am

re: #231 Myron Falwell

Ana Navarro may be my one exception simply because she endorsed and voted for Hillary. YMMV.

IIRC, Schindler also endorsed HRC (although not without reservations).

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:27:04am

Former John Kasich campaign manager, John Weaver, has also been racking DT over the coals, especially over last night’s revelations.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:30:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:32:08am

re: #236 Anymouse

what useless statistics. give me a clear and objective definition of either “liberal” or “conspiracy theory”…

this is just a polemic to indicate that “liberulz is the crayzee onez now”

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:32:51am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:33:21am

FOX News ignoring the Michael Flynn issue:

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:38:02am

re: #239 Anymouse

LOL FNC will probably ignore it if/when Trump goes on trial in the US Senate.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:38:46am
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Citizen K  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:39:05am

re: #236 Anymouse

My god this is useless.

It barely makes value judgment on how reasonable the fears they’re considering ‘conspiracy-minded’ are…not to mention ignoring the fact that actual prominent leading GOPers, including folks who were kinda just fucking FIRED/RESIGNED from the WH, were at the forefront of peddling a host of those conspiracy theories during the election. Fucking PIzzagate, Benghazi, email, Clinton Foundation BS, you know all that shit?

The “trial balloon for a coup d’etat’ might have ended up reaching just a little bit but at the same time, considering the far reaching implications of what actually HAS happened and been pushed forward, some of that ‘conspiracy’ is more extrapolating possibility rather than pushing something bullshit like Alex Jones’ “TV lets Satan take you over!’

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:40:45am

My wife notes that when she called our sister-in-law’s mother in Russia to let her know her daughter was OK during Hurricane Rita, she fully expected someone like the NSA would be listening in on the call, because Russia.

Representative Nunes complaining that someone was listening in on Flynn’s call? WTF?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:41:12am

re: #241 Myron Falwell

So if you’re removed from office after only 30 days, do they still put a portrait of you up in the East Wing?

I hope so, to encourage the others.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:41:23am

When does the Adjustment Bureau step in and put things on the right track again?

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:42:23am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

LOL FNC will probably ignore it if/when Trump goes on trial in the US Senate.

They’ll complain that the trial is unprecedented and how the GOP never impeached a Democrat, etc.

/

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:43:08am

re: #243 Anymouse

My wife notes that when she called our sister-in-law’s mother in Russia to let her know her daughter was OK during Hurricane Rita, she fully expected someone like the NSA would be listening in on the call, because Russia.

Representative Nunes complaining that someone was listening in on Flynn’s call? WTF?

Monitoring overseas calls is specifically allowed by one of the post-9/11 patriotish acts.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:44:49am

re: #243 Anymouse

My wife notes that when she called our sister-in-law’s mother in Russia to let her know her daughter was OK during Hurricane Rita, she fully expected someone like the NSA would be listening in on the call, because Russia.

Representative Nunes complaining that someone was listening in on Flynn’s call? WTF?

They have no shame.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:44:57am

re: #247 Decatur Deb

Monitoring overseas calls is specifically allowed by one of the post-9/11 patriotish acts.

And was widely done before that.

It was pretty much a fact if you called a communist country you would be monitored.

Back when I was a teenager, when I wrote such countries with shortwave listening reports, I had to sign a card at the Post Office saying I was accepting mail from that country.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:46:47am

re: #246 Sir John Barron

They’ll complain that the trial is unprecedented and how the GOP never impeached a Democrat, etc.

/

You jest, of course, but I could totally see FNC doing that. And their viewers are brainwashed enough to believe it, too.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:46:57am

re: #240 Dr Lizardo

LOL FNC will probably ignore it if/when Trump goes on trial in the US Senate.

They will air rerun blocks of Oliver North’s “documentaries” as “counterprogramming.”

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:50:02am

re: #243 Anymouse

My wife notes that when she called our sister-in-law’s mother in Russia to let her know her daughter was OK during Hurricane Rita, she fully expected someone like the NSA would be listening in on the call, because Russia.

Representative Nunes complaining that someone was listening in on Flynn’s call? WTF?

Nunes doesn’t understand FISA rules, or that the US monitors all calls with Russian govt officials. It’s understood that the US would end up monitoring Flynn, because he’s calling or taking a call from a Russian govt official. That he clearly doesn’t understand what FISA does, or the rules are in gathering SIGINT shows he’s not qualified to run that committee.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:50:11am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:51:01am

I read yesterday that Nunes was an important part of the Trump transition. Hell, he might be implicated, too.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:51:25am

re: #179 MsJ

Here’s my take on the whole dick pic thing. If it’s welcome by the recipient, who cares? It’s kinda skeevy (because it’s likely to become public knowledge) but what happens between consenting adults is none of my business. Not my place to judge.

It depends. I was more a fan of Dick York than Dick Sargent. 😉

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:51:26am

re: #50 MsJ

Look to NC. A Democrat is elected and Republicans immediately enact as law to strip that democratically elected governor of any actual power. Republicans are criminals who want all the power to do as little as possible for the fewest number of Americans.

Good news is the NC Supreme Court has blocked their power grab as a violation of the N.C. Constitution.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:51:36am

re: #226 GlutenFreeJesus

Maybe this gets the idea across

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:51:53am

Yeah, about Twitter ejecting neo-Nazis and white supremacists (as they claimed they would do how many times?) - they still aren’t doing it.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:52:59am

re: #102 Timothy Watson

Upding for Farscape reference. The movie to capture the ending did not do justice to the show, though.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:55:00am

May as well put it out there.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:57:23am

re: #91 Myron Falwell

“foxandfriends is great!”

Shouldn’t that be, ” foxandfriends ARE great?”

Not if “foxandfriends” is the title of a singular show.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:57:28am

LOL

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 7:58:22am

re: #261 Big Beautiful Door

Not if “foxandfriends” is the title of a singular show.

See also: The United States is a great country.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:00:11am

re: #263 Anymouse

See also: The United States is a great country.

Confederate Stylebook—“The United States were a great country.”

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freetoken  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:00:23am

re: #239 Anymouse

You did see my tweet from yesterday, no?

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:00:40am

re: #217 Barefoot Grin

Here’s just a small part of what could be said about Schindler. It’s not the case of “he’s a wingnut but his opinions are valuable”. More like, “he’s a bigoted, gullible hack”. One could probably ask Charles and CL for more examples.

Just one example of Schindler’s ineptness when it comes to the Russian affairs.

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Here is him totally swallowing Guccifer’s uncorroborated claim that he had breached Clinton’s server:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Needless to say, an investigation found no evidence of this claim.

Here’s Schindler being either inept or mendacious on the Merkel wiretapping story:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Here’s him bitching about Obama:

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Also same but through Wright:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

More misinfo from Schindler:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Blaming liberals for cop shootings…
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

…while defending the GOP:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Cited the Cath. League led by antisemitic Donohue:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Shilling for torturers on the day of the torture report release:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Bergdahl deserved a drone strike:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Minimizes the Srebrenica death toll:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Retweeting Gatestone Inst’s Wilders speech:
littlegreenfootballs.com

And just for fun:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:01:15am

re: #241 Myron Falwell

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:02:07am

re: #266 Nyet

Thanks, good reminders.

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KGxvi  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:04:15am

re: #89 Myron Falwell

The Salt Lake Tribune is not a bastion of progressive thought. (The LDS Church still owns them, no?)

As of last year, it’s owned by Huntsman Family Investments. Jon Huntsman’s brother runs that private equity firm.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:04:50am

LOL

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:05:53am

re: #265 freetoken

Yes I saw it. They’re still at it.

Of those around here that watch television or read the local newspaper, they are blissfully unaware of anything going on.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:09:07am

Joe Scarborough, blind squirrel, acorn:

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:10:16am

re: #271 Anymouse

Yes I saw it. They’re still at it.

Of those around here that watch television or read the local newspaper, they are blissfully unaware of anything going on.

I’m learning to start conversations with things like “What do you think of the fact that Flynn resigned?” When they don’t know about it, it leaves it open for them to go find out what’s going on.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:10:20am
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bratwurst  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:12:11am

I know money is tight for states and all, but wow!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:14:20am

re: #275 bratwurst

Arizona invites death row inmates to bring their own lethal injection drugs to executions

Can they bring their own firing squads?

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:14:26am

re: #273 Belafon

I’m learning to start conversations with things like “What do you think of the fact that Flynn resigned?” When they don’t know about it, it leaves it open for them to go find out what’s going on.

For us, that would require something other than a conservative newspaper and FOX News Channel (like Internet service).

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:17:33am

re: #266 Nyet

Quite a reference page. Well done.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:17:49am

re: #273 Belafon

I’m learning to start conversations with things like “What do you think of the fact that Flynn resigned?” When they don’t know about it, it leaves it open for them to go find out what’s going on.

Not a big deal.

The IC is sabotaging DT!

The leakers should be jailed! LOCK THEM UP!

Obama people still at NSC trying to protect Iran.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:18:19am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can they bring their own firing squads?

Mississippi Advances Bill to Bring Back Firing Squad Executions

Feb 9 2017 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal to add firing squad, electrocution and gas chamber as execution methods in case a court blocks the use of lethal injection drugs.

House Bill 638 is a response to lawsuits filed by “liberal, left-wing radicals,” said House Judiciary B Committee Chairman Andy Gipson, a Republican.

The bill passed the House amid opposition Wednesday, and it moves to the Senate for more debate.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:19:46am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:20:40am

re: #278 Unshaken Defiance

It is psychologically satisfying to see wingnuts tear down Trump (I know I agree with a lot of Schindler’s *current* TL). But it should not be forgotten who they are and how they enabled this happening.

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ipsos  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:21:29am

re: #269 KGxvi

As of last year, it’s owned by Huntsman Family Investments. Jon Huntsman’s brother runs that private equity firm.

The LDS-owned paper is the Deseret News. It operates under a Joint Operating Agreement with the Tribune, so they share printing facilities, distribution, ad sales, etc., but the Tribune and the Deseret News are editorially independent of each other. The Tribune has had a reputation in recent years of being the more liberal of the two papers.

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:21:55am

re: #64 The Vicious Babushka

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Trump complains about the NY Times, WaPo, CNN and MSNBC and most likely they are selling more subscriptions and getting more viewers.

He really is a ratings monster.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:22:34am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:22:37am
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Interesting Times  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:22:52am

re: #275 bratwurst

I know money is tight for states and all, but wow!

@vicenews
Arizona invites death row inmates to bring their own lethal injection drugs to executions bit.ly

The only thing that could possibly make it more pure, distilled red-state is if they tie them down to the table with bootstraps.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:23:00am

re: #281 Anymouse

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And what’s Manafort’s definition of “contact”?

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:23:04am

re: #281 Anymouse

That CBS article doesn’t even mention Manafort at all.

And Manafort did state that he didn’t knowingly communicate with Russian govt officials.

Knowingly is the modifier that is what he hopes is his get out of prison free card. He didn’t know that the people on the other end of the call were Russian intel or other govt officials.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:24:04am

re: #280 FormerDirtDart

Can they bring their own firing squads?

Mississippi Advances Bill to Bring Back Firing Squad Executions

that is what I was thinking about…

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:24:51am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:25:55am

re: #275 bratwurst

I know money is tight for states and all, but wow!

“I’m bringing saline! Sounds deadly.”

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:26:49am

re: #289 lawhawk

That CBS article doesn’t even mention Manafort at all.

And Manafort did state that he didn’t knowingly communicate with Russian govt officials.

[Embedded content]

Knowingly is the modifier that is what he hopes is his get out of prison free card. He didn’t know that the people on the other end of the call were Russian intel or other govt officials.

Actually it does mention Paul Manafort:

At least one member of Mr. Trump’s former campaign staff has denied any involvement with Russian officials.

“I never had any contact - direct or indirect - with anyone associated with the Russian government or Putin on any topic, including the hacking stories,” Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, told CBS News’ Major Garrett. Manafort, who was previously under scrutiny for business ties to Ukraine officials, also said he has not been informed by the FBI that he is the target of an investigation into the matter and added that he has not been interviewed by the agency about his activities, contacts, or conversations.

cbsnews.com

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:29:07am

re: #288 GlutenFreeJesus

And what’s Manafort’s definition of “contact”?

He has the password?

ETA: Oops. Wrong post.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:30:42am

re: #285 FormerDirtDart

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$5 will get you $10 Lewanowski’s got the password. I doubt Trump’s ever changed it.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:32:33am
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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:33:03am

re: #293 Anymouse

Don’t know how I missed that when I searched the story for his name.

“I never had any contact - direct or indirect - with anyone associated with the Russian government or Putin on any topic, including the hacking stories,” Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, told CBS News’ Major Garrett. Manafort, who was previously under scrutiny for business ties to Ukraine officials, also said he has not been informed by the FBI that he is the target of an investigation into the matter and added that he has not been interviewed by the agency about his activities, contacts, or conversations.

Hmmm.. that’s a change from earlier statements that he claimed he didn’t knowingly communicate.

He’s wading into the deep end without a lifeguard.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:33:21am

re: #292 Belafon

“I’m bringing saline! Sounds deadly.”

“I’m bringing Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)”

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:33:53am

re: #297 lawhawk

Don’t know how I missed that when I searched the story for his name.

Hmmm.. that’s a change from earlier statements that he claimed he didn’t knowingly communicate.

[Embedded content]

He’s wading into the deep end without a lifeguard.

Strangely, when I did a search with Firefox on the article his name didn’t come up either. Not sure why that is.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:35:33am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:36:08am
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Franklin  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:39:36am

re: #299 Anymouse

Strangely, when I did a search with Firefox on the article his name didn’t come up either. Not sure why that is.

Maybe he’s name was below a “Read More” link?

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:40:18am

re: #298 FormerDirtDart

“I’m bringing Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)”

The Silent Killer!

///

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Teukka  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:41:02am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:41:46am

re: #302 Franklin

Maybe he’s name was below a “Read More” link?

Nope. It was right in the article.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:42:07am

re: #303 Timothy Watson

“I’m bringing Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO)”

The Silent Killer!

Killed over 1500 people on the Titanic alone

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ipsos  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:42:12am

re: #295 Dr Lizardo

$5 will get you $10 Lewanowski’s got the password. I doubt Trump’s ever changed it.

It’s either B1GLY or just plain TRUMP, I betcha.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:42:36am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:42:37am

No conflicts…

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:43:41am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:46:06am

re: #300 FormerDirtDart

Sounds weird, maybe they mean Social Security beneficiaries who have a designated representative payee won’t have this count against them in a background check?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:46:32am

re: #307 ipsos

It’s either B1GLY or just plain TRUMP, I betcha.

Yeah, something simple, most likely. I get the feeling Trump’s not all that big on cybersecurity, to be honest.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:47:05am

re: #308 lawhawk

Tennessee man who plotted New York mosque attack won’t face terrorism charges, statutes focus on foreign extremists

Unless they are US citizens of Muslim descent or origin…

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:48:41am

I just called Senator Ben Sasse’s Washington office, noting that:

a) I am a village trustee in Nebraska
b) I am veteran
c) Mr. Sasse came out against Donald Trump last February in a Facebook post reprinted in every newspaper in the state
d) The GOP is trying to deflect from “what did they know and when did they know it” concerning Michael Flynn to “going after leakers”
e) Nixon did the same thing
f) This whole scenario turns my stomache, I want Ben Sasse to stand up the USA and the truth.

His staffer told me “he would write that up and give it to the senator” and wished me a good day.

I don’t really expect Senator Sasse to get that memo of what I said, but I hope there are others piling in on his telephone in Washington.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:48:42am

re: #312 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, something simple, most likely. I get the feeling Trump’s not all that big on cybersecurity, to be honest.

He leaves The Cyber to Barron.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:49:34am

LOL ROFL

BTW Tracey is now with TYT.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:51:49am

re: #316 Nyet

LOL ROFL

BTW Tracey is now with TYT.

So Michael “OMG HILLARYS EMAILS!!!” Tracey doesn’t care about contact between DT campaign and Russian IC.

What is TYT?

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makeitstop  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:53:37am

re: #317 Sir John Barron

What is TYT?

The Young Turks.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:54:05am

re: #317 Sir John Barron

So Michael “OMG HILLARYS EMAILS!!!” Tracey doesn’t care about contact between DT campaign and Russian IC.

What is TYT?

TYT is a YouTube channel, The Young Turks.

Some of their articles are good, but they tend to lean from very left to moonbat.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:56:31am

… deleted by poster for duplication …

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:57:19am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:57:23am
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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:57:37am

All those illustrations and cartoons with Trump as a big baby were spot on.

And just like for a baby, his parents (GOP) are having to: run around and clean up all the messes as he tosses his food around, make sure all the things he can damage are covered up and protected, make excuses for their not getting anything done because junior is taking all their time and they need to work in shifts so they can some sleep, wear ear protection because of all the crying and screaming and of course changing the nasty diapers because this baby eats a lot of crap all day long.

Yep. The big Trump baby. And, he is never going to grow up.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:57:50am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

Who, specifically, will “die in jail”? Flynn?

I hope he means Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:58:12am

Greenwald and Wikileaks must be livid…that the DT/Russian contacts were leaked.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:59:08am

re: #300 FormerDirtDart

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Republicans want more crime so they can crack down on everyone that’s not them.

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:59:21am

re: #232 Decatur Deb

A German Shepherd took best-in-show at Westminster.

Saw that…what a good looking dog.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:59:34am
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Jay C  Feb 15, 2017 • 8:59:57am

re: #314 Anymouse

Just a suggestion, AM: Maybe YOU should also write up your comments to Sen. Sasse and snail-mail them to him; along with maybe an email conveying the same message. An article by former Rep. Barney Frank (which I think I found linked via LGF) made this point: that Congresscritters rarely (not “never” but rarely, unless they feel some electoral blowback may be relevant) pay much attention to a single constituent opinion: but getting said opinion in multiple media can magnify ts effect. Hopefully.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:00:49am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:01:49am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

His tweet just minutes before that one:

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Dave In Austin  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:01:49am

To see this turd stand with US Marines saluting him turns my stomach.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:02:15am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:02:17am

re: #332 Dave In Austin

Wish some MPs would turn around and arrest him.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:02:21am

re: #330 Dr. Matt

I’m sure Sean Spicer will demand that the NYT, Wash Post, and all of us apologize to DT.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:03:13am

re: #324 Big Beautiful Door

I hope he means Trump.

Pretty sure he does.
Of course, knowing Schindler, he may be pulling the alleged quote out of his ass.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:04:19am

It is growing clear that most of the mechanisms of government (diplomatic corps, security, military) are simply going to refuse to cooperate with the DT administration, overtly or passively, out of concern for the good of the nation.

But it will take his own party turning on him for that to have any direct consequences for him.

No signs of that just yet.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:05:18am

re: #329 Jay C

Just a suggestion, AM: Maybe YOU should also write up your comments to Sen. Sasse and snail-mail them to him; along with maybe an email conveying the same message. An article by former Rep. Barney Frank (which I think I found linked via LGF) made this point: that Congresscritters rarely (not “never” but rarely, unless they feel some electoral blowback may be relevant) pay much attention to a single constituent opinion: but getting said opinion in multiple media can magnify ts effect. Hopefully.

I intend to write a letter to my senator.

At the moment, my wife’s Webhost is still down so my E-mail account is still out-of-commission.

I also intend to write a letter to the local paper (we’ll see if they print it).

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:05:26am

re: #266 Nyet

Here’s just a small part of what could be said about Schindler. It’s not the case of “he’s a wingnut but his opinions are valuable”. More like, “he’s a bigoted, gullible hack”. One could probably ask Charles and CL for more examples.

Just one example of Schindler’s ineptness when it comes to the Russian affairs.

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Here is him totally swallowing Guccifer’s uncorroborated claim that he had breached Clinton’s server:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Needless to say, an investigation found no evidence of this claim.

Here’s Schindler being either inept or mendacious on the Merkel wiretapping story:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Here’s him bitching about Obama:

littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Also same but through Wright:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

More misinfo from Schindler:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Blaming liberals for cop shootings…
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

…while defending the GOP:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Cited the Cath. League led by antisemitic Donohue:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Shilling for torturers on the day of the torture report release:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Bergdahl deserved a drone strike:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Minimizes the Srebrenica death toll:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Retweeting Gatestone Inst’s Wilders speech:
littlegreenfootballs.com

And just for fun:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Whoa, that’s gonna take a bit of time, but thank you! Just in a break from a meeting and about to go back. I’ll read through later this afternoon.

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:05:31am

re: #266 Nyet

Here’s just a small part of what could be said about Schindler. It’s not the case of “he’s a wingnut but his opinions are valuable”. More like, “he’s a bigoted hack”. One could probably ask Charles and CL for more examples.

Just one example of Schindler’s ineptness when it comes to the Russian affairs.

littlegreenfootballs.com
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Here is him totally swallowing Guccifer’s uncorroborated claim that he had breached Clinton’s server:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Needless to say, an investigation found to evidence of this claim.

Here’s Schindler being either inept or mendacious on the Merkel wiretapping story:

littlegreenfootballs.com

Here’s him bitching about Obama:

littlegreenfootballs.com
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littlegreenfootballs.com

Also same but through Wright:
littlegreenfootballs.com
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More misinfo from Schindler:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Blaming liberals for cop shootings…
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

…while defending the GOP:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Cited the Cath. League led by antisemitic Donohue:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Shilling for torturers on the day of the torture report release:
littlegreenfootballs.com
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littlegreenfootballs.com
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littlegreenfootballs.com

Bergdahl deserved a drone strike:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Minimizes the Srebrenica death toll:
littlegreenfootballs.com

Retweeting Gatestone Inst’s Wilders speech:
littlegreenfootballs.com

And just for fun:
littlegreenfootballs.com
littlegreenfootballs.com

Nyet, the Little Green Footballs master of search foo!

And damn thorough.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:06:17am

re: #330 Dr. Matt

I guess now it’s pertinent to ask: How should Trump supporters publicly apologize to the country and the world?

I could use a human footstool for awhile.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:07:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:07:35am

about that gun bill:

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:08:03am

re: #334 GlutenFreeJesus

Wish some MPs would turn around and arrest him.

I keep imagining something like this:

President Logan is Arrested 24 - Season 5 Finale

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Jay C  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:09:02am

re: #341 Timothy Watson

I could use a human footstool for awhile.

Try getting a Turk: I hear they make good ottomans….

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:09:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:09:27am

re: #342 Anymouse

BREAKING: Oklahoma Legislature just advanced law that implies women are “hosts;” would require women to get permission from men to have an abortion.

Step 1: deny partner permission for abortion

Step 2: Skip state and refuse to pay child support

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:10:19am

I know one thing. I sure am going to believe the statements of Paul Manafort. And his wife too.

Why not, they are as close to the Russians as anyone else. /

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:10:34am

re: #334 GlutenFreeJesus

Wish some MPs would turn around and arrest him.

I have had Trumporrhoids ‘splain me that it is not possible for the POTUS to break any laws because none of the laws of the land apply to him.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:14:49am

re: #349 The Vicious Babushka

I have had Trumporrhoids ‘splain me that it is not possible for the POTUS to break any laws because none of the laws of the land apply to him.

What’s the point of “draining the swamp” if POTUS can do whatever he wants?

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ipsos  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:14:49am

So here’s the thing I keep coming back to:

There is NOTHING, not ONE SINGLE THING that Trump and his crew have done once in office that any sentient observer couldn’t have seen coming months ago. Anyone who read LGF or watched Rachel Maddow or read WaPo or the NYT knew all about the Russian connections and the toxic narcissism and the near-inability to read or comprehend English beyond a sixth-grade level.

I think that’s something very different and very new in American politics. Sure, Nixon had a reputation as being somewhat vindictive, but could anyone in 1972 honestly have looked at Watergate breaking and say that every single sign was easily visible before he was even elected?

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:15:26am
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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:15:37am

re: #322 Nyet

Oh, Disney…

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Those were different times. /

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:15:50am

re: #350 Sir John Barron

What’s the point of “draining the swamp” if POTUS can do whatever he wants?

He’s the “Drainer” not the “Drainee”

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:16:56am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:17:02am

Pete Williams about FBI: Doubtful Michael Flynn will face charges.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:17:05am

re: #354 The Vicious Babushka

He’s the “Drainer” not the “Drainee”

RULE OF LAW!

Oh, but not for us.

/

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:17:16am

re: #351 ipsos

So here’s the thing I keep coming back to:

There is NOTHING, not ONE SINGLE THING that Trump and his crew have done once in office that any sentient observer couldn’t have seen coming months ago. Anyone who read LGF or watched Rachel Maddow or read WaPo or the NYT knew all about the Russian connections and the toxic narcissism and the near-inability to read or comprehend English beyond a sixth-grade level.

I think that’s something very different and very new in American politics. Sure, Nixon had a reputation as being somewhat vindictive, but could anyone in 1972 honestly have looked at Watergate breaking and say that every single sign was easily visible before he was even elected?

For fuck’s sake, all you had to do was watch ten minutes of any of his debate performances or look at his Twitter account prior to voting.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:18:32am

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart is going full-Trump or even uberTrump:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart responded to the protests of the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors meeting Tuesday night by calling on a renewed commitment to the equal application of the rule of law.

“Law and order is the bedrock of our civil society, so it is disconcerting that a growing segment of our population is not concerned with enforcing the law. These protesters, many of them paid, are clearly intent on ruining civil engagement and undermining the rule of law in the Commonwealth,” Stewart said. “They want to allow criminal illegals to rape, pillage, and murder. They have no respect for police or our way of life.”

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:20:27am
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:21:24am
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wrenchwench  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:21:43am

My senators look good:

Spurred by reports of questionable White House security measures and contacts with the Russian government, New Mexico’s U.S. senators this week have asked separately for an official Justice Department investigation and additional information.

[…]

Yeah, good.

…After National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn resigned Monday, Sen. Tom Udall, a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Tuesday for an independent special counsel to investigate Russian government influence on the Trump administration and the 2016 election….

OK, good…

… On Wednesday, he signed onto a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting a Special Counsel to conduct a formal investigation. […]

Ooopsie….

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:23:40am

re: #337 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is growing clear that most of the mechanisms of government (diplomatic corps, security, military) are simply going to refuse to cooperate with the DT administration, overtly or passively, out of concern for the good of the nation.

But it will take his own party turning on him for that to have any direct consequences for him.

No signs of that just yet.

They are in the frying pan and the heat is on low to simmer. The heat is about to be turned up by the media causing the citizens to start complaining. They have a window to get cooking on something good or risk being fried to a crisp.

Yeah…it is getting close to lunch time!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:23:43am

wikileaks and julian are very unhappy:

(complete with amusing righteous-anger-fueled typo)

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Dave In Austin  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:23:48am

Bibi is sucking someone’s flacid member

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:25:39am

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

Amazing battle for dominance

Notice how Assange casts people doing their national security jobs as a Trumpian struggle for dominance.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:26:20am

Trump-Netenayhu presser going on now, and there’s any number of head scratchers.

Like this one:

And this one:

Obviously, the first statement is the more troubling one. It’s the one that had Obama stated it, the GOP would be calling Trump traitor to and enemy of Israel for demanding concessions. The reality is that is no change in policy, and anyone who follows the peace process would know that.

Right wingers in Israel may be wondering where that came from, because they might have thought Trump was going to give them carte blanche.

Reality is that the US isn’t going to suddenly lurch away from the 2-state solution or that both sides have to negotiate a peace deal.

But with the backdrop of the #PutinPuppet and Russia compromise of the WH, no one can be 100% sure of future US policy because everyone has questions whose agenda is served. Even if Putin didn’t plan this particular scenario, the benefit goes to him because the chaos created means he fills the vacuum.

I just wish someone at the presser would ask Bibi what he thinks Iran’s current timeframe to getting a nuclear weapon is.

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:26:31am

re: #346 Anymouse

David Fahrenthold ✔ @Fahrenthold
Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms. washingtonpost.com
11:53 AM - 15 Feb 2017

I did a Photoshop just for this…time to post it again.

She acts all Holy…but She may just be SATAN in Our Schools
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Romantic Heretic  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:26:47am

re: #342 Anymouse

I get the feeling his cowboy hat is meant to hide his pinhead.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:28:07am

re: #364 Backwoods_Sleuth

Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘permanent government’.

These are the people whom a President is expected to work with, not trample underfoot.

These are people who are expected to obey laws and regulation, not simply follow executive orders rushed out after being kept under wraps.

These are people who understand that if Congress will not follow up on cases of clear conflict of interest, they will not actively enable Trump and his people to benefit from them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:28:09am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:29:04am

re: #366 jaunte

Notice how Assange casts people doing their national security jobs as a Trumpian struggle for dominance.

And what about the elected government a foreign IC attempted to subvert, Julian?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:29:15am
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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:29:16am

0-o

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:29:38am

More complete dumbassery from Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:30:45am

*cough*abortion*cough*

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:30:50am

re: #365 Dave In Austin

Bibi is sucking someone’s flacid member

Not his own???

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:31:08am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:31:16am

re: #375 lawhawk

More complete dumbassery from Trump.

Translation: I have no idea what I’m talking about. Is it Friday yet? I want to go to my private WH in Florida.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:32:14am
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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:32:20am

After this meeting with Bibi, world leaders, especially our allies ought to think twice about having any direct meetings with Trump because he’s revealing his complete ignorance about world events and affairs.

Yeah, you can bet the State Department is readying phone calls to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to try and apologize/clarify what the hell Trump is talking about.

The more Trump talks, the more you have to wonder how he’s managed to bullshit so many people for so long. He really can’t string together a coherent thought.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:32:52am
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:33:27am

re: #381 lawhawk

After this meeting with Bibi, world leaders, especially our allies ought to think twice about having any direct meetings with Trump because he’s revealing his complete ignorance about world events and affairs.

Yeah, you can bet the State Department is readying phone calls to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to try and apologize/clarify what the hell Trump is talking about.

The more Trump talks, the more you have to wonder how he’s managed to bullshit so many people for so long. He really can’t string together a coherent thought.

Was Jared at this meeting with his FIL & Bibi?

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:35:21am

re: #359 Timothy Watson

I have plenty of respect for our way of life.

I just have no respect for you and your fellow revolutionaries.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:35:34am
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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:35:45am

re: #381 lawhawk

After this meeting with Bibi, world leaders, especially our allies ought to think twice about having any direct meetings with Trump because he’s revealing his complete ignorance about world events and affairs.

Yeah, you can bet the State Department is readying phone calls to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to try and apologize/clarify what the hell Trump is talking about.

The more Trump talks, the more you have to wonder how he’s managed to bullshit so many people for so long. He really can’t string together a coherent thought.

The voters know less than he does.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:36:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:36:24am
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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:36:54am

re: #383 The Vicious Babushka

Was Jared at this meeting with his FIL & Bibi?

I was hinting in a comment last night…is Jared being shoved out slowly or moving out of the picture on his own? We don’t hear much about him these days. I wonder if he realizes he may have Trump funk on him the rest of his life and that is not a good thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:37:05am

*blink*

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:38:52am
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Romantic Heretic  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:38:58am

re: #381 lawhawk

That’s because the people that support him don’t have much use for coherent thought. It complicates the narrative.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:39:27am

Pres. Trump: “General Flynn is a wonderful man. I think he’s been treated very, very unfairly by the media.” abcn.ws

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:39:28am

re: #381 lawhawk

The more Trump talks, the more you have to wonder how he’s managed to bullshit so many people for so long. He really can’t string together a coherent thought.

People voted for him because he was the anti-politician, he “spoke their language” i.e., he was a dumb as they were. And that is one of the reasons he managed to violate every rule and convention of politics and campaigning and still get elected.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:39:38am

WHUT

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:40:01am

re: #381 lawhawk

After this meeting with Bibi, world leaders, especially our allies ought to think twice about having any direct meetings with Trump because he’s revealing his complete ignorance about world events and affairs.

Yeah, you can bet the State Department is readying phone calls to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to try and apologize/clarify what the hell Trump is talking about.

The more Trump talks, the more you have to wonder how he’s managed to bullshit so many people for so long. He really can’t string together a coherent thought.

Netanyahu is certainly not my cup of tea, but he is assuredly not a stupid man. I can’t help but wonder what he’s gotta be thinking about Trump right now.

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freetoken  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:40:07am

re: #385 Anymouse

There’s going to be many stories wearing shrouds, which ought to fuel documentaries and fictional stories for decades to come.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:40:18am
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DuckDharma  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:40:36am

In response to a question about anti-semetic incidents in the US after his election, Trump brags about his margin of victory.

BRINGS UP IVANKA AND JARED AS AN IMAGE OF A NEW AMERICA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:41:07am

re: #395 The Vicious Babushka

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:41:25am

re: #389 ObserverArt

I was hinting in a comment last night…is Jared being shoved out slowly or moving out of the picture on his own? We don’t hear much about him these days. I wonder if he realizes he may have Trump funk on him the rest of his life and that is not a good thing.

After the way Ivanka looked at Trudeau, maybe Jared’s out of the family?

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:41:55am

re: #384 Romantic Heretic

I have plenty of respect for our way of life.

I just have no respect for you and your fellow revolutionaries.

I keep thinking Stewart doesn’t have a serious chance at winning the Republican nomination or the governorship but then I remember, well, Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:41:59am
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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:42:00am

re: #386 Belafon

The voters know less than he does.

It sure has pointed out the real problems in this country hasn’t it? We have an ignorant citizenry that is willing to believe all the wrong stuff because of it.

As I was reading through the thread to get caught up I kept thinking to myself, how much of the past two years may not have happened if people were actually 25% more on the ball about civics, history and had a little critical thinking.

Trump and company are a problem, but our biggest problem is those that allow it. The American people.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:42:06am

re: #399 DuckDharma

In response to a question about anti-semetic incidents in the US after his election, Trump brags about his margin of victory.

Well, they’re not entirely unrelated. Trump’s win has released a tidal wave of bigotry, anti-Semitism and xenophobia we haven’t seen in a long time. Since the last time some national-level personalities pushed an America First agenda.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:42:21am

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s his code for “The anti-Semites won. Deal with it.”

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DuckDharma  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:22am

No greater supporter of the Jewish people!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:24am

*VOMITS*

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wrenchwench  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:29am

*thud*

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Dave In Austin  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:52am

re: #377 ObserverArt

Not his own???

2 limp dicks

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DuckDharma  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:43:56am

re: #391 jaunte

Welp.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:44:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:44:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:46:20am
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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:46:45am

re: #405 lawhawk

Well, they’re not entirely unrelated. Trump’s win has released a tidal wave of bigotry, anti-Semitism and xenophobia we haven’t seen in a long time. Since the last time some national-level personalities pushed an America First agenda.

I wonder if Bibi is aware of the new alt-right and Bannon and what they really think?

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:47:15am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Once we get the Muslims back to Iran, blacks back to Africa, Mexicans back to Mexico, and Jews back to Israel, racism will be solved.”

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:47:41am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, that’s a relief: Trump just said he will solve racism.

I thought the mere act of Obama being elected solved all that?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:48:40am

re: #405 lawhawk

Well, they’re not entirely unrelated. Trump’s win has released a tidal wave of bigotry, anti-Semitism and xenophobia we haven’t seen in a long time. Since the last time some national-level personalities pushed an America First agenda.

Whatever else you can say about Trump, he knows how to manipulate the media and to turn himself into a projection surface for whatever his followers want to see in him.

And to the bigots, Nazis and anti-Semites out there, he was just the perfect Hitler.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:49:34am

re: #417 Belafon

“Once we get the Muslims back to Iran, blacks back to Africa, Mexicans back to Mexico, and Jews back to Israel, racism will be solved.”

Reminds me of one of the lower court rulings upholding the conviction of Mildred and Richard Loving:

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.[17]

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ObserverArt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:49:35am

re: #418 Timothy Watson

I thought the mere act of Obama being elected solved all that?

It did for Chief Justice Roberts!

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:50:13am
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Skip Intro  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:51:17am

re: #422 Anymouse

She can still go on Fox 6 hours a day, every day.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:51:22am

re: #417 Belafon

“Once we get the Muslims back to Iran, blacks back to Africa, Mexicans back to Mexico, and Jews back to Israel, racism will be solved.”

People who bring up racial issues are the real racists…

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:51:39am

re: #420 Timothy Watson

Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix:

Of course this reasoning did not mean the court wanted everyone to move back to Europe.

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Bubblehead II  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:52:36am

LoL.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:53:29am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:53:57am

re: #422 Anymouse

That’ll probably last a day.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:55:34am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:55:42am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:55:49am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

Only I can fix!

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:55:54am

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:55:56am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:56:47am

re: #416 ObserverArt

I wonder if Bibi is aware of the new alt-right and Bannon and what they really think?

They support Israel, that’s all Bibi needs. They may hate the “leftist Jews” or deny the Holocaust as long as they hate Arabs and support the illegal settlements.

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EPR-radar  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:57:13am

re: #351 ipsos

So here’s the thing I keep coming back to:

There is NOTHING, not ONE SINGLE THING that Trump and his crew have done once in office that any sentient observer couldn’t have seen coming months ago. Anyone who read LGF or watched Rachel Maddow or read WaPo or the NYT knew all about the Russian connections and the toxic narcissism and the near-inability to read or comprehend English beyond a sixth-grade level.

I think that’s something very different and very new in American politics. Sure, Nixon had a reputation as being somewhat vindictive, but could anyone in 1972 honestly have looked at Watergate breaking and say that every single sign was easily visible before he was even elected?

The short version of the explanation is this: the Republican Party is a cancer on the nation, and the Trump administration is merely the first acute life-threatening episode caused by this cancer.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:58:40am

re: #422 Anymouse

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Dead Intern Joe and the Blonde Puppet spent 18 months defending Drump and his deplorables. Fuck these two.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 9:59:18am

re: #433 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:00:16am

re: #437 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Acosta has been great.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:00:25am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:00:58am

re: #434 Nyet

They support Israel, that’s all Bibi needs. They may hate the “leftist Jews” or deny the Holocaust as long as they hate Arabs and support the illegal settlements.

You’re absolutely right about that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:01:17am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:01:43am

re: #428 Sir John Barron

That’ll probably last a day.

Just like CNN. Or Twitter claiming it would get rid of neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

They lie. That’s all you can call it.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:02:31am

re: #441 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bibi doesn’t care. Bannon and him have other bigotry in common to make Bibi forget that.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:03:50am

re: #440 HappyWarrior

You may remember how Chucky, a typical alt-righty, denied the Holocaust in the same breath as he expressed his support of Israel.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:04:01am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:04:48am

re: #445 Backwoods_Sleuth

TMI.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:05:00am

The visual of Trump quietly walking away after @Acosta clearly asks a question about Russia is… something else:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:05:38am

re: #444 Nyet

You may remember how Chucky, a typical alt-righty, denied the Holocaust in the same breath as he expressed his support of Israel.

LePen says she supports Israel too even though her dad is a Vichy apologist.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:06:14am

re: #445 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uncle Bibi is creepy.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:06:45am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

Wilders too.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:07:21am

I do want to see Duke’s reaction though. Duke has never claimed to support Israel.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:07:28am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

and yam did the grab/wrestle handshake again

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:07:29am

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s CNN talking about? DT took super critical questions from Pat Robertson’s 700 Club “news” network.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:08:02am

re: #448 HappyWarrior

LePen says she supports Israel too even though her dad is a Vichy apologist.

Oh goody. She’s some piece of work.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:08:43am

re: #450 Nyet

Wilders too.

Yep. That’s what makes much of the new European far right “different” even though they remain apologists for the Axis and their collaborators.

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Lidane  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:09:08am

What the fuck did I just read?

He sounds like the grandad on The Simpsons telling a story.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:09:15am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

This whole answer from Trump, being asked about anti-Semitism in the U.S. Read the whole thing:

again, that answer is a blank page into which you can read almost anything, because it contains nothing.

and this coming after an educated, thoughtful President whom many found “elitist” because he said things of verifiable substance.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:09:36am

re: #454 Sir John Barron

Oh goody. She’s some piece of work.

God help us if she wins.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:10:25am

re: #435 EPR-radar

The short version of the explanation is this: the Republican Party is a cancer on the nation, and the Trump administration is merely the first acute life-threatening episode caused by this cancer.

The GOP lost control of the message once the Tea Party reached critical mass, and DT is a manifestation of that loss of control.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:11:03am

re: #456 Lidane

What the fuck did I just read?

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He sounds like the grandad on The Simpsons telling a story.

Nickels had bumblebees on them! Seriously what the hell did that answer have to with the strong antisemitism in his supporters and key advisers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:12:12am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:12:44am

Bibi’s got it wrapped up.

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:14:02am

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

Closely related to the Streisand effect will be the Trump effect: Thinking you can make a topic go away by ignoring questions, but bashing the press for finding out the answer anyway.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:14:15am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:14:23am

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

“As a Cuban, I’m quite familiar with standing up to the Castro brothers,”

When did Cruz ever “stand up to” the Castro brothers in Cuba?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:15:03am

CNN reporter @Acosta after Trump calls on only right-wing outlets for the third straight press conference: “The fix is in”

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Franklin  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:15:26am

re: #456 Lidane

What the fuck did I just read?

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He sounds like the grandad on The Simpsons telling a story.

Thanks for the idea :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:15:27am

re: #464 FormerDirtDart

Trump’s statements on Crimea “like a cold shower [to] our inflated expectations,” says Russian lawmaker.

yes, one expects Trump showers to be warm…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:18:40am

re: #461 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh please Ted, you’ve never stood up to Raul and Fidel, in fact you have their hatred of gays in common.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:19:05am

re: #404 ObserverArt

Makes me think of this little bit by George Carlin.

Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: “The Public Sucks. Fuck Hope.”

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:19:28am

Just a reminder:

@RobTornoe
In hindsight, this clip from one of the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton debates is pretty telling.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:20:02am

re: #464 FormerDirtDart

That statement is perhaps the only thing Trump has done right so far.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:21:08am

re: #467 Franklin

Thanks for the idea :)

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That’s my favorite Abe Simpson moment. And Abe has s lot of good ones.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:21:14am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:21:25am

re: #471 Dr. Matt

Just a reminder:

Yunno, it takes almost no effort to trip up a person when they are walking down the street staring at their iPhone, and that is an apt metaphor for what Russia did to the US elections in 2016.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:22:27am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:23:26am

re: #476 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Wear a shirt, preferably brown.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:23:49am

re: #465 Sir John Barron

When did Cruz ever “stand up to” the Castro brothers in Cuba?

Seriously, he was never around when Fidel was in power and I’d hardly call fighting to keep the sanctions standing up against Raul. People in Cuba who stand up for free speech and press in Cuba, they stand up to the Castros, Cruz stood up to the Castros like I did the Black and Tans which is to say I didn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:24:25am

re: #477 Nyet

“Wear a shirt, preferably brown.”

“Bring boots.”

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wrenchwench  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:24:28am

I’m not sure what’s going on at the coffee shop around the corner. I stayed home Sunday, Monday the guy who put his (major) share on Craigslist without telling the other partners was there as he always is on Mondays, acting like everything is normal, even though there were hardly any customers, same Tuesday but much of the art was taken off the walls, today the guy who was plotting to force out the major guy was all happy and telling folks what the new name will be, but I didn’t have time to find out who, what, when, or why, all I know is where. And coffee.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:26:02am

re: #474 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That could mean Walker. And Walker is just as bad on labor. Sigh my granddad, NLRB from the start would be weeping if he saw guys like Pudzer even considered for DOL.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:27:00am
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Lidane  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:27:48am

re: #473 HappyWarrior

That’s my favorite Abe Simpson moment. And Abe has s lot of good ones.

Abe Simpson - Union Buster

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:27:58am

re: #479 HappyWarrior

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:29:21am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:30:15am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:30:54am

re: #485 Backwoods_Sleuth

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One does not belong.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:30:59am

What divine right does right wing agitprop outlets get to deflect and divert attention from actual news - and the crisis unfolding before our eyes? Oh wait, do I need to do that in the form of DARVO?

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Slap  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:31:14am

re: #470 Romantic Heretic

Nice choice!

Semi-OT: IMO, we need to find ways to keep laughing. Last night, I watched the first installment of CNN’s new doc series, “The History of Comedy”. Clips from Lenny Bruce, Carlin, Red Foxx, Pryor and many others in the debut, with much more to come.

I HIGHLY recommend this. Take a load off and giggle for a bit, the storm will be there when you’re done.

A trailer:

cnn.com

Kinda amusing watching comedians discussing how language use got Lenny vigorously prosecuted, while the suspect words are being bleeped.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:32:16am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:33:23am

Someone might want to tweet at Rebecca Shoenkopf about the scam going round where someone tries to record you saying “yes” so they can then use that for things like draining your bank account or charge up your credit cards.

The correct answer to “Are you so-and-so” is “who is this calling?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:33:50am
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EPR-radar  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:33:57am

re: #459 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP lost control of the message once the Tea Party reached critical mass, and DT is a manifestation of that loss of control.

There never was a Tea Party. It was GOPers temporarily too embarrassed to call themselves that after the manifold disasters of the W Bush years, but organized as a GOP astroturfed rent-a-mob in the wake of Obama’s victory in 2008.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:35:14am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:35:27am
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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:36:34am

re: #481 HappyWarrior

That could mean Walker. And Walker is just as bad on labor. Sigh my granddad, NLRB from the start would be weeping if he saw guys like Pudzer even considered for DOL.

Also OSHA standards, child labor regulations, etc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:37:19am
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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:38:04am

re: #492 Backwoods_Sleuth

Barrigas says she called the IRS in May 2015 for a question about her taxes, and was connected with an agent who was on hold with Stern’s show. Somehow, her 45-minute call could be heard by Stern’s producers.

Neither Stern’s production company nor the IRS immediately provided comment.

What the???????

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Kragar  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:38:55am

re: #495 FormerDirtDart

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:39:38am

re: #491 Anymouse

Someone might want to tweet at Rebecca Shoenkopf about the scam going round where someone tries to record you saying “yes” so they can then use that for things like draining your bank account or charge up your credit cards.

The correct answer to “Are you so-and-so” is “who is this calling?”

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Pet peeve: legitimate business callers who don’t identify themselves right away when calling.

Got an important call from my dealership, but no caller ID. Went like this:

Her: “Hello, is [my name] there?”
Me: “May I ask who is calling?”
Her: “I’m trying to get a hold of [my name].”
Me: “Yes, and I am asking who you are first. You called me.”
Her: “Oh, sorry… this is…”

Call was perfectly pleasant after that, but don’t they train phone manners at businesses anymore?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:39:55am

re: #496 Timothy Watson

Also OSHA standards, child labor regulations, etc.

Yep. Crazy fact but Granddad’s protege is on wiki. He mentored him after the guy got into the NLRB after WWII and was a frequent guest at my grandparents until he married and started a family of his own. He was private practice arbitrating well into the Bush years.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:40:21am

re: #495 FormerDirtDart

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Great.//

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Lidane  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:41:09am

re: #489 Slap

Semi-OT: IMO, we need to find ways to keep laughing.

Three words: Santa Clarita Diet. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. Here’s a trailer:

Santa Clarita Diet | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:41:10am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:41:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:44:28am
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:44:52am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I see Von Clownstick trying to use his patented DominationTM handshake on Bibi but Bibi did a Trudeau move.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:45:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:45:15am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:46:33am

re: #500 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Pet peeve: legitimate business callers who don’t identify themselves right away when calling.

Got an important call from my dealership, but no caller ID. Went like this:

Her: “Hello, is [my name] there?”
Me: “May I ask who is calling?”
Her: “I’m trying to get a hold of [my name].”
Me: “Yes, and I am asking who you are first. You called me.”
Her: “Oh, sorry… this is…”

Call was perfectly pleasant after that, but don’t they train phone manners at businesses anymore?

You did get an answer out of them though. I find when it’s a shady caller (I don’t have caller ID either), they simply hang up. If it’s someone dodgy (I calling from A Charity You Never Heard Of), I hang up.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:47:27am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:47:54am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:48:21am

re: #505 Backwoods_Sleuth

Atlanta’s zoo lost a Super Bowl bet, and had to name a baby animal after Brady. It chose a hissing cockroach:

It hisses because it’s deflating…
//

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:48:46am

re: #509 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank in fact did; but IIRC, the HAMAS administration in Gaza has yet to do so. That’s probably what he meant, but seeing as Trump doesn’t think before he speaks, well, we’re all left to guess what he’s trying to say.

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:49:27am

re: #507 The Vicious Babushka

I see Von Clownstick trying to use his patented DominationTM handshake on Bibi but Bibi did a Trudeau move.

Yup, Bibi cut inside and went with the patented block. Bibi is a pro at that… /

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:49:37am

8 years ago the Obama campaign, transition team, and initial administration prided themselves on the “No-Drama Obama” mantra. What a stark contrast to the complete shitshow that is unfolding before our eyes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:50:21am

re: #479 HappyWarrior

“Bring boots.”

“Not Jill ones”

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KGxvi  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:50:39am

Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee doesn’t have the votes for confirmation.

Top Senate Republicans have urged the White House to withdraw the Andrew Puzder nomination for labor secretary, a senior GOP source said, adding there are four firm Republican no votes and possibly up to 12.

If this was pitched as season 7 of The West Wing, we’d say it was too unrealistic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:51:10am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:51:18am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:53:45am

Caller at NPR asks about treason, host goes into “he won the Electoral College vote”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:54:10am

re: #513 FormerDirtDart

Atlanta’s zoo lost a Super Bowl bet, and had to name a baby animal after Brady. It chose a hissing cockroach:

It hisses because it’s deflating…
//

this is when we need a “mega-upding” button…one that gives, say 10 updings but can be used only once per week or so…

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:54:20am

re: #491 Anymouse

The correct answer to “Are you so-and-so” is “who is this calling?”

The correct answer is “Who wants to know?”

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:54:26am

re: #256 Big Beautiful Door

Good news is the NC Supreme Court has blocked their power grab as a violation of the N.C. Constitution.

I know, but that one act put America on the “Flawed Democracy” index - where we had always been a “Full Democracy”. They didn’t blame Trump but this happened right after NC Republicans made that appalling and blatant power grab.

cnbc.com

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:56:15am

re: #491 Anymouse

Someone might want to tweet at Rebecca Shoenkopf about the scam going round where someone tries to record you saying “yes” so they can then use that for things like draining your bank account or charge up your credit cards.

The correct answer to “Are you so-and-so” is “who is this calling?”

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And how can one use one recorded word, that cannot serve as evidence of anything, to do that?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:57:03am

Well, good night, Lizards. Up early for work tomorrow.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:57:55am

re: #272 Anymouse

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:58:01am

re: #523 The Vicious Babushka

The correct answer is “Who wants to know?”

Or, “no.”

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:58:28am

re: #500 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Pet peeve: legitimate business callers who don’t identify themselves right away when calling.

Got an important call from my dealership, but no caller ID. Went like this:

Her: “Hello, is [my name] there?”
Me: “May I ask who is calling?”
Her: “I’m trying to get a hold of [my name].”
Me: “Yes, and I am asking who you are first. You called me.”
Her: “Oh, sorry… this is…”

Call was perfectly pleasant after that, but don’t they train phone manners at businesses anymore?

My person Old Lady peeve is receiving change. They give you the bills and then pile the change on top. This is the exact opposite of how I learned to count out change when I worked at my parents’ small business during my teenage years. Getting a bunch of bills with change piled on top is hella awkward. Of course who even pays with cash anymore, amirite?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:58:49am

re: #525 Nyet

And how can one use one recorded word, that cannot serve as evidence of anything, to do that?

From the FCC:
fcc.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:59:40am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 10:59:59am

re: #525 Nyet

And how can one use one recorded word, that cannot serve as evidence of anything, to do that?

The point of recording an affirmative response is to use it, in combination with information already taken (your name, SSN, address, &c) to get past voice-recognition software used by large banks and credit card companies.

Virginia’s and Maryland’s state police have noted this is already going round, and my own county sheriff here had an article in the local paper noting it is happening here as well.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:00:09am

re: #276 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can they bring their own firing squads?

Mississippi just did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:00:12am
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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:01:06am

re: #532 Anymouse

The point of recording an affirmative response is to use it, in combination with information already taken (your name, SSN, address, &c) to get past voice-recognition software used by large banks and credit card companies.

Virginia’s and Maryland’s state police have noted this is already going round, and my own county sheriff here had an article in the local paper noting it is happening here as well.

Well then, frankly, the fault lies with the institutions that use this crap software.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:01:37am

re: #529 The Vicious Babushka

My person Old Lady peeve is receiving change. They give you the bills and then pile the change on top. This is the exact opposite of how I learned to count out change when I worked at my parents’ small business during my teenage years. Getting a bunch of bills with change piled on top is hella awkward. Of course who even pays with cash anymore, amirite?

Move here, where we still use cash, most businesses don’t take credit, and people can count change without using a cash register to tell them how.

(And, they put the change in your hand first.)

We have lots of room here and need more liberal voters, and it’s cheap to live here too.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:01:40am

re: #534 Backwoods_Sleuth

Re: Russian meddling in election, @ChuckGrassley says U.S. is not innocent of such activity, notes CIA influence in 1948 Italian election. pic.twitter.com

— Jason Noble

Oh, OK, totally forgot about that one. Good catch.

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Kragar  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:01:45am
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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:02:58am

re: #525 Nyet

Slammers are shady as fuck. They even tried to pull that crap with my and my utility bills, with a lengthy and confusing spiel over how they can save me money; the trick was they had to have you say yes at some point on the call.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:03:00am

re: #538 Kragar

Thanks, Obama.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:03:08am

re: #285 FormerDirtDart

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:03:28am

re: #538 Kragar

So, not the Jews then? ////////////////////////////////////////////////to infinity and beyond

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:03:41am

re: #492 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Your call may be recorded for entertainment purposes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:03:51am

heh, “Jim Hoft’s zygote reporter” great new name for Lucian Wintrich:

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:04:31am

re: #495 FormerDirtDart

He normalized Ann Coulter and Tomi Lahren. I mean, c’mon now.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:04:59am

re: #528 Anymouse

Or, “no.”

That’s the answer I always give when a caller asked “May I speak to the head of the household?”

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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:06:25am

re: #544 Backwoods_Sleuth

Seriously, by what divine right do only liberal reporters get to ask questions at presidential press conferences?

— Philip Klein

Sounds like somebody wants to change subject.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:07:05am

re: #546 The Vicious Babushka

That’s the answer I always give when a caller asked “May I speak to the head of the household?”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:07:09am

re: #504 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #538 Kragar

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Sounds accurate.//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:07:31am
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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:08:06am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:08:42am

re: #520 FormerDirtDart

News: Source very close to Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder tells me he expects Puzder to withdraw. “He’s very tired of the abuse.”

— Major Garrett

Conservatives should totally do another one of those Ruby Bridges walking escorted into the segregated school piece of art things like they did for DeVos.

//

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:08:45am

re: #512 Backwoods_Sleuth

And since this administration is so big on religion, they need to take my religious views into account and protect the ecosystem that keeps us alive and healthy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:09:39am
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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:10:00am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:10:03am

re: #513 FormerDirtDart

It hisses because it’s deflating…
//

Ha! Or they could have named a German bat after him.

You know…

Deflator Mouse?
/////

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:10:38am

re: #520 FormerDirtDart

Think of how his workers feel.

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KGxvi  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:12:15am

re: #553 Belafon

And since this administration is so big on religion, they need to take my religious views into account and protect the ecosystem that keeps us alive and healthy.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:13:45am

Holy crap: The Miami Herald not pulling any punches here:

Mr. President: Just Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Dear Mr. So-Called President:

So let me explain to you how this works.

You were elected as chief executive of the United States. I won’t belabor the fact that you won with a minority of the popular vote and a little help from your friends, FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bottom line is, you were elected.

And this does entitle you to certain things. You get your own airplane. You get free public housing. You get greeted with snappy salutes. And a band plays when you walk into the room.

But there is one thing to which your election does not entitle you. It does not entitle you to do whatever pops into your furry orange head without being called on it or, should it run afoul of the Constitution, without being blocked.

You and other members of the Fourth Reich seem to be having difficulty understanding this. Reports from Politico and elsewhere describe you as shocked that judges and lawmakers can delay or even stop you from doing things. Three weeks ago, your chief strategist, Steve Bannon, infamously declared that news media should “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”

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Belafon  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:13:53am

re: #535 Nyet

Well then, frankly, the fault lies with the institutions that use this crap software.

That doesn’t protect you from having your bank account cleaned out or credit cards run in your name. While you wait for the companies to fix it after stalling, you’ve lost your house, possibly your job.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:14:04am

re: #340 ObserverArt

Nyet, the Little Green Footballs master of search foo!

And damn thorough.

I can’t even find shit that I have Favorited I have no idea how he does that.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:15:29am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:15:58am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:17:42am

re: #534 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Somehow I doubt he’d be using that excuse if his party had been on the receiving end.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:18:33am
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weave  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:19:16am

re: #563 FormerDirtDart

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Jesus — the form literally says “Subscribe for Campaign Updates”

And RWNJs constantly accused Obama of endless campaigning and here is a guy who is literally doing just that.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:19:20am

re: #565 Anymouse

Amerika as prophesy.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:20:39am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:20:58am

re: #552 Sir John Barron

News: Source very close to Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder tells me he expects Puzder to withdraw. “He’s very tired of the abuse.”

— Major Garrett

//

Tired of people pounding the Pudzer?

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:21:27am

re: #566 weave

Jesus — the form literally says “Subscribe for Campaign Updates”

And RWNJs constantly accused Obama of endless campaigning and here is a guy who is literally doing just that.

Well, Mr. Trump already filed for reëlection. Presumably, he can campaign now.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:21:44am

re: #560 Belafon

That doesn’t protect you from having your bank account cleaned out or credit cards run in your name. While you wait for the companies to fix it after stalling, you’ve lost your house, possibly your job.

And?

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Interesting Times  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:23:09am
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danarchy  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:23:39am

re: #559 Anymouse

Holy crap: The Miami Herald not pulling any punches here:

Mr. President: Just Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Eh, you made it sound like an editorial. It is just an opinion piece, tomorrow they could run an opinion piece from a Trump supporter. Good piece but not as good as if it was actually endorsed by the editorial staff.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:24:01am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:24:11am

re: #563 FormerDirtDart

BIG RALLY: Trump is holding a rally in Florida on Saturday. donaldjtrump.com

— Jennifer Jacobs

Where his private, second WH is. Convenient.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:24:42am

re: #565 Anymouse

A Russian spy ship is now 30 miles south of New London, Connecticut, where a U.S. Navy submarine base is located. abcn.ws
11:22 AM - 15 Feb 2017

Deplorables are claiming this kind of thing has been going on for 30 years.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:24:44am

re: #566 weave

Jesus — the form literally says “Subscribe for Campaign Updates”

And RWNJs constantly accused Obama of endless campaigning and here is a guy who is literally doing just that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:24:46am

I can always tell a marketing caller because they use the “correct” German pronunciation of my last name….

It originally contained a “cz”, pronounced like in “couch”, so the family changed the spelling to “ch”…but in German the “ch” is a guttural, like “Channukah”.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:25:04am

re: #574 FormerDirtDart

Well played, NYDN. Well played.

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:25:05am

re: #560 Belafon

That doesn’t protect you from having your bank account cleaned out or credit cards run in your name. While you wait for the companies to fix it after stalling, you’ve lost your house, possibly your job.

Corporations will not spend a penny more on security than they have to (security not equal to profit). Hence the use of software to recognise a “yes” rather than employing a live person on the telephone or something more complicated.

My bank’s solution is a bit more secure: If the bank has a question about your account, they simply call and ask you to come into the bank.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:25:23am

re: #557 Belafon

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Think of how his workers feel.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:26:24am

re: #574 FormerDirtDart

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:26:46am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

There has got to be a way to remove a president who is this mentally disabled.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:27:11am

re: #581 The Vicious Babushka

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No kidding. Poor Andy. Hard questions are just like the coal mines!

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danarchy  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:27:22am

re: #535 Nyet

Well then, frankly, the fault lies with the institutions that use this crap software.

Eh it is just one extra layer of security. The fault is with the scammers, before if they had all your info they could just call the bank and set up an account or a transfer, now they need your voice too. There are very few bullet proof security precautions but if you stack enough of them up you make the scammers life harder and that is fine by me.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:27:38am

re: #576 Dr. Matt

Deplorables are claiming this kind of thing has been going on for 30 years.

Even if so, wasn’t this supposed to stop now that America is great again?

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Joe Bacon  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:27:55am

re: #497 Backwoods_Sleuth

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RepubliKKKlans sure love them there Death Panels!

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KGxvi  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:28:06am

re: #574 FormerDirtDart

From the article:

Puzder’s words, which a source close to him conveyed to CBS News, come just days after a video from a March 1990 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” emerged showing his ex-wife explaining that the executive “vowed revenge” after she leaked spousal abuse allegations to the public.

You would think that even the most basic vetting would have turned this up. But maybe that’s why they talk about “extreme vetting” for immigrants and refugees… to them “vetting” means asking “so, anything else we should know about?”

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:28:52am

re: #489 Slap

Griffin and Justin McElroy have the wickedly hilarious “Monster Factory” series on Polygon’s YouTube channel. They are oh so NSFW, so you have been warned.

A few of their episodes here:

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:29:07am

re: #573 danarchy

Eh, you made it sound like an editorial. It is just an opinion piece, tomorrow they could run an opinion piece from a Trump supporter. Good piece but not as good as if it was actually endorsed by the editorial staff.

Yup, looked at it again, it’s an op-ed. I’m guessing though the editorial staff would not have run it if they were in complete support of Mr. Trump.

It isn’t the same thing as the publisher or senior editor running a piece. Leonard Pitts is merely a syndicated columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:29:28am

re: #583 MsJ

There has got to be a way to remove a president who is this mentally disabled.

There is. The problem being that it depends on the VP and the Cabinet being responsible adults.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:30:06am

re: #585 danarchy

That you can do this without some kind of a PIN code or a password is shocking in itself. The “yes” is just a patch on a huge hole.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:30:18am

re: #432 Timothy Watson

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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:30:30am

re: #583 MsJ

There has got to be a way to remove a president who is this mentally disabled.

Who polices the police?

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lawhawk  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:30:40am

re: #576 Dr. Matt

Maine has a sub base too - Portsmouth.

Nothing to see here. Just routine stuff.

*just speak into the smartphone a little clearer Donny. That’s it*

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Anymouse  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:30:59am

re: #583 MsJ

There has got to be a way to remove a president who is this mentally disabled.

XXV Amendment: Good luck with that. Cabinet members and the VP have to go before the House to have him set aside - Pence then becomes Acting President.

Not a chance that the fascists in his cabinet are going to do that. Even if they did, not a chance the fascists in the GOP would vote for it.

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jaunte  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:31:04am
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EPR-radar  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:32:56am

re: #559 Anymouse

That’s almost as harsh as some of my little love notes to Trump and the Republicans.

On a related note, I’ve come across the perfect term to describe Republican rule whenever and wherever it is in place: Corrupternment.

Sadly I didn’t coin this word (it’s from a video game), but it fits the current situation supremely well. Corruption simply is the normal operating mode of a Republican regime.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:33:28am
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Myron Falwell  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:35:35am

re: #596 Anymouse

XXV Amendment: Good luck with that. Cabinet members and the VP have to go before the House to have him set aside - Pence then becomes Acting President.

Not a chance that the fascists in his cabinet are going to do that. Even if they did, not a chance the fascists in the GOP would vote for it.

The only way it could happen is if all of the GOP’s donors unite and forcibly demand that Trump be removed.

And even then… would it? The GOP rank-and-file is guilty as sin with their inaction, suggesting that they all could be within the blast radius.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:37:47am

re: #593 MsJ

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:41:28am

re: #592 Nyet

That you can do this without some kind of a PIN code or a password is shocking in itself. The “yes” is just a patch on a huge hole.

What about those optical TAN generators? I use those for banking transactions now.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:43:02am

re: #518 KGxvi

Trump’s Labor Secretary nominee doesn’t have the votes for confirmation.

If this was pitched as season 7 of The West Wing, we’d say it was too unrealistic.

Boy, if nothing says incompetent asshole as much as republicans not going along. That shows just how bad this guys is.

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Nyet  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:45:29am

re: #602 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What about those optical TAN generators? I use those for banking transactions now.

Sure, that too, or mobile TAN. Point is, these are things that are really hard to get a hold of. You don’t need all the funny stuff with voice recog.

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gocart mozart  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:46:21am

re: #426 Bubblehead II

A vast improvement

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 11:56:13am

re: #559 Anymouse

Wow. That was pretty amazing.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:02:11pm

re: #588 KGxvi

From the article:

You would think that even the most basic vetting would have turned this up. But maybe that’s why they talk about “extreme vetting” for immigrants and refugees… to them “vetting” means asking “so, anything else we should know about?”

Extreme vetting must follow a different, non-existent path.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:02:39pm

re: #590 Anymouse

Yup, looked at it again, it’s an op-ed. I’m guessing though the editorial staff would not have run it if they were in complete support of Mr. Trump.

It isn’t the same thing as the publisher or senior editor running a piece. Leonard Pitts is merely a syndicated columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

I don’t care if it is an editorial or an opinion piece. It was awesome.

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MsJ  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:04:08pm

re: #601 Timothy Watson

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:04:12pm

re: #482 Backwoods_Sleuth

How can he answer the tough questions? There usually isn’t a teleprompter available to provide him a coherent answer.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:21:37pm

re: #590 Anymouse

Yup, looked at it again, it’s an op-ed. I’m guessing though the editorial staff would not have run it if they were in complete support of Mr. Trump.

It isn’t the same thing as the publisher or senior editor running a piece. Leonard Pitts is merely a syndicated columnist who won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Many papers have regular columnists with views that are opposite of the official editorial policy. It is rare that these newspapers would silence an opinion piece that doesn’t follow the party line; in fact, they pride themselves on offering a diversity of viewpoints

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 15, 2017 • 12:32:58pm

re: #563 FormerDirtDart

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Narcissists require a constant supply of adulation, and Trump has not had a fix in over a month. A clinical psychologist I follow on twitter predicted Trump would have to go back to campaigning in order to get his ‘high’.

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plansbandc  Feb 15, 2017 • 1:13:19pm

re: #499 Kragar

Just when I think I can’t hate Maher more…


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