The Bob & Chez Show: Things Done With Uranium

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob & Chez Show:

Things Done With Uranium: Trump suffers a mental breakdown during press conference; The most ridiculous quotes; ‘The leaks are real but the news about them is fake’; Drugs and candy bars; Trump exists in his own alternative reality; Trump and Netanyahu; the Bidondi Factor; Trump accidentally verifies content of leaks; Trump’s Tell; and more.

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gocart mozart  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:01:03am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:02:03am

Here’s one fun thing you can do with Uranium - eat off it!

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Dave In Austin  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:02:22am

Ooooh! Sparkly New Thread!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:03:29am

re: #3 Dave In Austin

Ooooh! Sparkly New Thread!

And about damn time, if you ask me!
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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:06:48am

This thread is absolutely terrifying.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:07:10am

re: #2 Blind Frog Belly White

Here’s one fun thing you can do with Uranium - eat off it!

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That explains why I had to have the third arm amputated from my back /s.

My brother-in-law says he wants to give us his Fiestaware (that’s the dinnerware in question).

chemistry.about.com

Old Fiesta dinnerware was made using radioactive glazes. While the red pottery is noted for its especially high radioactivity, other colors emit radiation. Also, other pottery from the era was glazed using similar recipes, so just about any pottery from the early to mid 20th century may be radioactive. The dishes are highly collectible, both because of their vivid colors and because the radioactivity is cool. Would you be safe eating off the dishes or would it be better to place them high on a shelf, to admire from afar? Here’s a look at just how radioactive the dishes are today and the risks of using them for serving food.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:10:12am

I remember seeing this kit when I was in grade school! Kids were playing around with it. And something tells me that ol’ Trump was thinking of this when he was bullshitting about Uranium…

Say kids, You too can become Dr. Manhattan!
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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:13:35am
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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:14:36am

Speaking of “not observing objective reality.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:16:19am

re: #7 Joe Bacon

I remember seeing this kit when I was in grade school! Kids were playing around with it. And something tells me that ol’ Trump was thinking of this when he was bullshitting about Uranium…

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We were watching a couple shows on PBS last weekend, about the dangers in the home in various eras. They did a whole thing on Chemistry Sets, and how dangerous they were, especially since the usual goal seemed to be to mix shit together and see what happens. Because it was originally a BBC show, they focused on the UK, but that particular set made an appearance. It seems that one didn’t sell very well. Not too exciting since all it did was make clicks on a geiger counter.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:17:51am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

This thread is absolutely terrifying.

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Charles, I remember Grandma Bacon telling me about the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. She was scared to death to leave her boarding house in DC. She was working as a clerk for the Navy Department at the time. Several coworkers started coughing at their desks, within a couple hours they collapsed to the floor and died. Grandma thought that the reason it didn’t hit her was that she built up immunity because she had the flu the previous year and spent a month in the hospital recovering from it.

They had corpses stacked in warehouses that were sealed off from the public for fear of contamination. People wouldn’t go out in the streets without covering their faces with handkerchiefs soaked in camphor or Listerine. And this only added to panic A. Mitchell Palmer was stoking with his Leftist raids.

If a pandemic occurs again, we know how the Republicans will spin it! They’ll just bullshit about it being “Gawd’s Will”.

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Interesting Times  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:18:49am

Sanity break:

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:19:38am

re: #12 Interesting Times

I hope she runs for office.

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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:20:15am

I’m at a point right now where I might have to start carrying my birth certificate around on me, because I’m afraid I might end up in a situation where I’ll have to prove my citizenship, and my state ID and SSC won’t cut it for someone intent on marking me an ‘illegal’. Forget the fact that my parents were refugees in all but name and law, forget that I’m the youngest born of 4 children all born in the states, forget I grew up in deep coal country of Southern WV. I’m brown, I have a Hispanic last name, and have been mistaken for everything from Hispanic to Chinese to Indian to Middle Eastern and back. And that makes me one of those folks who could easily get wrapped up in the net despite all the right legal statuses.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:20:38am

re: #12 Interesting Times

Sanity break:

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That’s Holder behind her in the left picture.
myajc.com

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:21:44am
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:22:16am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

This thread is absolutely terrifying.

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Yup. The National Security Council does a whole lot more than investigate foreign intelligence.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:23:50am
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Amory Blaine  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:23:57am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Career ending with a prison term at the end for a dem. I predict crickets.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:24:45am

re: #10 Blind Frog Belly White

We were watching a couple shows on PBS last weekend, about the dangers in the home in various eras. They did a whole thing on Chemistry Sets, and how dangerous they were, especially since the usual goal seemed to be to mix shit together and see what happens. Because it was originally a BBC show, they focused on the UK, but that particular set made an appearance. It seems that one didn’t sell very well. Not too exciting since all it did was make clicks on a geiger counter.

My mother bought me a chemistry set for a present when I was about eleven.

Had a lot of fun mixing up toxic and dangerous stuff that probably shouldn’t be done by anyone outside a lab with a PhD in chemistry or physics.

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lawhawk  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:25:17am

re: #17 Anymouse

Absolutely. That’s why the military has USAMRIID and other similar facilities. Disease outbreaks are a nightmare scenario, and the Ebola outbreak was a test of those systems. It function exceptionally well and we know how the few cases that did occur within the US happened (accidental exposures in Texas).

But this administration and their fear/faith-based approach will likely make any future outbreak far worse because all the people who know what to do and how to handle the situation have been cashiered out of those positions on ideological grounds.

Once again, Trump has made us all less safe.

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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:26:59am

re: #19 Amory Blaine

Career ending with a prison term at the end for a dem. I predict crickets.

Look at Dolt45’s support among the GOP. It’s as high as you could possibly get it without going into literal Strongman Dictator numbers, even when his numbers are flatlining with other groups.

That’s why the Congressional GOP isn’t going to do fucking squat: their base loves this and loves it all the more precisely because of how pissed off everyone else is

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:27:01am

re: #14 Citizen K

I’m at a point right now where I might have to start carrying my birth certificate around on me, because I’m afraid I might end up in a situation where I’ll have to prove my citizenship, and my state ID and SSC won’t cut it for someone intent on marking me an ‘illegal’. Forget the fact that my parents were refugees in all but name and law, forget that I’m the youngest born of 4 children all born in the states, forget I grew up in deep coal country of Southern WV. I’m brown, I have a Hispanic last name, and have been mistaken for everything from Hispanic to Chinese to Indian to Middle Eastern and back. And that makes me one of those folks who could easily get wrapped up in the net despite all the right legal statuses.

As someone told me on the last thread when I suggested carrying my passport: Prove your birth certificate is real.

And if someone took it, you don’t have it any more, and there goes your proof.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:27:17am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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I saw that last night. What it clearly says to me is that despite the “You’ll be the most powerful VP EVAR!” pitch that Uday supposedly gave to Kasich, Trump basically sees the VP as a patsy.

This is one of literally a dozen or more things that I related to Mrs. FBW, only to be met with, “Is anyone surprised by this?” Good point. It’s completely what you’d expect Trump to do.

I gather Mike Pence was surprised, though.

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:27:33am
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Dave In Austin  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:30:05am

Congressman from the CBC Sez they want to sit down with The golden asshole for a meet. However they will only meet if Bannon is out of the room due to his bigotry.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:30:08am

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

I actually doubt that part of the story - I’m very skeptical that Pence was really kept in the dark. I think this is just what they want the public to believe.

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:30:37am

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

Add in that he treats this whole thing like an extreme version of The Apprentice and has a perverse streak in him.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:31:09am

Changes to the way Tricare/CHAMPUS works later this year means private physicians and providers are dropping out of the network.

militarytimes.com

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:32:27am

re: #26 Dave In Austin

Interesting, I hadn’t heard about the ban Bannon condition.

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:32:31am

The WH internal politics are such a snakepit, someone in Trump’s inner circle is probably leaking to Pence every day.

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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:33:26am

re: #23 Anymouse

As someone told me on the last thread when I suggested carrying my passport: Prove your birth certificate is real.

And if someone took it, you don’t have it any more, and there goes your proof.

SIgh, yeah, that’s the problem too. But at this point, I feel like I might be screwed regardless so might well keep the copy on me.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:34:50am

The American Legion in a last-ditch effort to keep the Black Hills VA Hospital (Hot Springs, SD, which serves my area) from closing.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:36:58am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:37:18am

Interesting timeline…

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:37:45am

US Navy test fires Trident D5 missiles (yesterday).
militarytimes.com

(more at Military Times)

The U.S. Navy announced Thursday it had conducted a test launch of its Trident II D5 missile from an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine assigned to Submarine Group 9, out of Bangor, Washington.

The test launch of the nuclear capable missile system was part of regular tests that “are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to ensure the continued reliability of the system,” said John Daniels, a spokesman for the Strategic Systems Program, which oversees the Ohio-class Trident submarine program.

The successful exercise was a culmination of a three-day training operation that saw the launch of four missiles. The missiles were unarmed during the training evolution and were launched from the sea and landed in the sea. “All missiles are tracked from multiple sources from launch until final impact in the ocean,” Daniels said.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:38:05am

re: #34 goddamnedfrank

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There’s also the mass hangings too. Gabbard is awful. That Sarandon thinks highly of her says a lot about Sarandon. And Susan’s also a hypocrite since Gabbard is much more hawkish than Clinton is.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:38:19am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

It’s the worst instance of kayfabe I’ve seen in a long time.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:40:11am

re: #38 Myron Falwell

It’s the worst instance of kayfabe I’ve seen in a long time.

It could work easily enough. The election of 2016 proved that there is no bottom to the stupidity of the GOP base and of the swing voters that ended up voting for Trump.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:40:43am

re: #27 Charles Johnson

I actually doubt that part of the story - I’m very skeptical that Pence was really kept in the dark. I think this is just what they want the public to believe.

I believe he was kept in the dark, but I also think it’s because he wanted to be. Pence is an asshole but not an idiot, he sees the chaos surrounding Trump and is positioning himself to survive the aftermath.

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electrotek  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:41:02am

re: #37 HappyWarrior

There’s also the mass hangings too. Gabbard is awful. That Sarandon thinks highly of her says a lot about Sarandon. And Susan’s also a hypocrite since Gabbard is much more hawkish than Clinton is.

Susan Sarandon reminds me A LOT of Vanessa Redgrave.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:43:04am

re: #41 electrotek

Susan Sarandon reminds me A LOT of Vanessa Redgrave.

I don’t know a lot about Redgrave. Expand por favor.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:43:05am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:43:43am

re: #43 Anymouse

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Maybe next time you won’t just support your party’s nominee eh Senator?

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:44:42am

Don’t know if this is true, dropped here for folk from No. Virginia to weigh in:

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Myron Falwell  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:47:17am

re: #22 Citizen K

It’s now so obvious that Trump is being slowly set up to be a political martyr within that base. They can’t keep up the charade forever, especially when the main culprit — Trump — clearly wants to boast about it, because ego.

It’s like telling Beavis and Butthead not to laugh.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:47:25am

re: #45 Anymouse

Don’t know if this is true, dropped here for folk from No. Virginia to weigh in:

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Hadn’t heard about that. Awful just awful.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:47:55am

There was actually a report last night that my SiL’s husband made second hand that someone from ICE was racially profiling people outside the Shady Grove Metro.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:47:55am

And now the back peddling begins, followed by more bullshit.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:48:29am

A Trump pandemic will probably be instigated by anti-vaxxers and made worse by the administration covering for them and pandering to them.

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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:50:05am

re: #46 Myron Falwell

It’s now so obvious that Trump is being slowly set up to be a political martyr within that base. They can’t keep up the charade forever, especially when the main culprit — Trump — clearly wants to boast about it, because ego.

It’s like telling Beavis and Butthead not to laugh.

But this is why they’re all in on the full media delegitimization tactic. It won’t matter what Trump does short of a hot shooting war because they can just wrap themselves in their “Lying Press” Snuggies and convince themselves that only the one true God-Emperor himself has the divine right of truth, like Rep. Lamar so put it.

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wrenchwench  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:50:24am

re: #49 goddamnedfrank

And now the back peddling begins, followed by more bullshit.

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He can’t backpedal on that coaster brake you gave him.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:51:40am

I am so sick of these assholes though on immigration. “We’re not opposed to immigrants, we’re opposed to illegal immigrants.” Bullshit, see Corey Stewart’s rally with the people saying they’re fine with immigrants from Western Europe. And the general heartlessness. Yes immigrating illegal is well illegal but maybe make it easier to emigrate legally. Oh, they don’t want that. Too many stuck up white assholes have no idea what it’s like to actually emigrate to another country because our ancestors already made the sacrifice that they didn’t years ago. And when my German and Irish folks got here, there was no such thing as illegal or legal and geuss what, people shat on them toom.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:52:54am
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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:53:52am

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I am so sick of these assholes though on immigration. “We’re not opposed to immigrants, we’re opposed to illegal immigrants.” Bullshit, see Corey Stewart’s rally with the people saying they’re fine with immigrants from Western Europe. And the general heartlessness. Yes immigrating illegal is well illegal but maybe make it easier to emigrate legally. Oh, they don’t want that. Too many stuck up white assholes have no idea what it’s like to actually emigrate to another country because our ancestors already made the sacrifice that they didn’t years ago. And when my German and Irish folks got here, there was no such thing as illegal or legal and geuss what, people shat on them toom.

The lie was put to the claim when green card holders and legal citizens were wrapped up in the now-suspended Muslim Ban, and people were still all in on the goddamn thing. THey don’t care if people do it the right way, because in their mind, they can never be American to begin with

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Timothy Watson  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:54:14am

Donated some money to Wonkette, got this e-mail:

SUBJ: thank you Timothy :)

for supporting Wonkette’s critical mission of No, YOU Go Fuck Yourself!

We love you.

love,
becca

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:54:35am

re: #27 Charles Johnson

I actually doubt that part of the story - I’m very skeptical that Pence was really kept in the dark. I think this is just what they want the public to believe.

You might be right, but I think Trump sees Pence not so much as an ‘one of his own’, but rather as someone imposed on him. I suspect that how Pence acted during the ‘Pussygrabber’ crisis would make Trump see him as someone whom he couldn’t trust completely. If that’s true, Trump would be perfectly happy using him to tell the lie about Flynn’s calls with the Russian Ambassador.

I guess we’ll have to wait for Ex-President Pence’s book, “My Crazy Year With Donald Trump” to come out.
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EDIT: Wait - I think Katy Tur already snagged that title.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:54:45am

re: #55 Citizen K

The lie was put to the claim when green card holders and legal citizens were wrapped up in the now-suspended Muslim Ban, and people were still all in on the goddamn thing. THey don’t care if people do it the right way, because in their mind, they can never be American to begin with

Exactly, if you don’t look like me, you can never be American to these bigoted fucks.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:54:57am

re: #56 Timothy Watson

Donated some money to Wonkette, got this e-mail:

That was fukkin’ awesome!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:55:11am

re: #55 Citizen K

The lie was put to the claim when green card holders and legal citizens were wrapped up in the now-suspended Muslim Ban, and people were still all in on the goddamn thing. THey don’t care if people do it the right way, because in their mind, they can never be American to begin with

And they also targeted people associated with countries other than the seven specified.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:55:20am

re: #56 Timothy Watson

Donated some money to Wonkette, got this e-mail:

Wonkette after LGF may be one of my favorite political websites out there. Tehy have a good sense of humor there.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:56:24am
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:56:26am

re: #56 Timothy Watson

Donated some money to Wonkette, got this e-mail:

Rebecca just showing you some love. Snarky love, but love.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:57:42am

re: #62 MsJ

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Well I’ve never heard GBT speak but I imagine it’s more intelligent than Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:58:03am
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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:58:54am

The marked cruelty and sadism of the recent right, especially the religious element, is likely to produce some pretty serious blowback at some point in the future.
I won’t support violent or unlawful retribution against these people, but I also won’t wade into a pack of pitbulls with a tire iron just to keep them from tearing some Dominionist asshole apart.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:59:03am

Now I understand why Trumpkin scumbags have anime avatars, and it’s as ugly as one would expect from that damaged subculture.

He mentions that 4chan’s first wave of users were Something Awful users, but not that most of the people who went SA->4chan in the first wave were people banned in the “pedocaust”, a mass-perma-banning of pedophiles in the anime subforum.

metafilter.com

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Dr. Matt  Feb 17, 2017 • 11:59:05am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:00:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:00:16pm

nationalobserver.com
Saw this on FB. Very interesting stuff. Doesn’t surprise me that Putin ahd a two fold strategy.

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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:00:52pm
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Timothy Watson  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:01:12pm

re: #68 Dr. Matt

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Who would expect a businessman to understand the intricacies of supply chain management?

Oh, wait…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:05:28pm
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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:06:00pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I am so sick of these assholes though on immigration. “We’re not opposed to immigrants, we’re opposed to illegal immigrants.” Bullshit, see Corey Stewart’s rally with the people saying they’re fine with immigrants from Western Europe. And the general heartlessness. Yes immigrating illegal is well illegal but maybe make it easier to emigrate legally. Oh, they don’t want that. Too many stuck up white assholes have no idea what it’s like to actually emigrate to another country because our ancestors already made the sacrifice that they didn’t years ago. And when my German and Irish folks got here, there was no such thing as illegal or legal and geuss what, people shat on them toom.

I have yet to see any alerts for ICE raids on illegal Irish immigrants in Boston.

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wrenchwench  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:06:09pm

re: #71 darthstar

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Nielsen Families are the ones who can save us?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:07:03pm

re: #74 jaunte

I have yet to see any alerts for ICE raids on illegal Irish immigrants in Boston.

or Russians in Brighton Beach.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:07:26pm

re: #56 Timothy Watson

Donated some money to Wonkette, got this e-mail:

I just cross-posted your letter back to Wonkette (without a link to you here). Lots of upfists there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:07:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:08:44pm
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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:08:52pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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heck, why don’t we put the stealth component on our current jets and save even more money!?!?

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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:09:39pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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cletus, throw one of those stealth box thingies on the back of all of these B-52s…

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:09:58pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

“If the price doesn’t come down we would.”

“Advanced aircraft, concrete for buildings, what’s the diff.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:10:04pm

re: #80 b.d.

heck, why don’t we put the stealth component on our current jets and save even more money!?!?

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We could add it to airliners to make it harder for Russian troops Crimean Separatists to shoot down!
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:10:44pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:10:55pm

Hey, we could combine The Stealth with The Cyber!

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:11:07pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

Eight Days A Week

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:11:15pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon

Charles, I remember Grandma Bacon telling me about the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918. She was scared to death to leave her boarding house in DC. She was working as a clerk for the Navy Department at the time. Several coworkers started coughing at their desks, within a couple hours they collapsed to the floor and died. Grandma thought that the reason it didn’t hit her was that she built up immunity because she had the flu the previous year and spent a month in the hospital recovering from it.

They had corpses stacked in warehouses that were sealed off from the public for fear of contamination. People wouldn’t go out in the streets without covering their faces with handkerchiefs soaked in camphor or Listerine. And this only added to panic A. Mitchell Palmer was stoking with his Leftist raids.

If a pandemic occurs again, we know how the Republicans will spin it! They’ll just bullshit about it being “Gawd’s Will”.

My grandfather died in the 1918 pandemic at the age of 29. My father was born 6 months later.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:11:17pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s been every goddam day since November.

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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:11:27pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i can’t wait

/literally

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:11:44pm

re: #66 Shiplord Kirel

The marked cruelty and sadism of the recent right, especially the religious element, is likely to produce some pretty serious blowback at some point in the future.
I won’t support violent or unlawful retribution against these people, but I also won’t wade into a pack of pitbulls with a tire iron just to keep them from tearing some Dominionist asshole apart.

They wear that cruelty and sadism like a badge of honor, like it is something to be admired. I find it revolting and dismaying. I’m with you - tire iron stays in the trunk.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:03pm
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Timothy Watson  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:16pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Has anyone pointed out that Boeing submitted a plane for the Joint Strike Fighter program, the X-32, which wasn’t chosen?

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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:23pm

re: #83 Blind Frog Belly White

We could add it to airliners to make it harder for Russian troops Crimean Separatists to shoot down!
//

[trump] but make sure to fly at least one slow, loud, non-stealth plane over iran, i need an excuse [/trump]

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Franklin  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:27pm

re: #85 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, we could combine The Stealth with The Cyber!

We can email our planes to the war zones! Save on fuel!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:13:59pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:14:08pm

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

My grandfather died in the 1918 pandemic at the age of 29. My father was born 6 months later.

That was one of the stranger aspects of the 1918 Flu - it disproportionately killed young, healthy people and left older and younger folks alone. Most flu has a ‘M’ shaped age/mortality distribution - youngs and olds most susceptible. This one was an inverted V.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:14:13pm

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

My grandfather died in the 1918 pandemic at the age of 29. My father was born 6 months later.

Damn, that’s sad VB. I remember being told that my Grandfather had lost older siblings that were born before him in the Pandemic but it ended up not being true. One of his older sister’s daughters told me. They still hid have some tragedy though. Two stillbirths.

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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:14:55pm

re: #95 Franklin

We can email our planes to the war zones! Save on fuel!

email isn’t safe, courier them….

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jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:14:56pm
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unproven innocence  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:15:04pm

re: #85 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, we could combine The Stealth with The Cyber!

It’s been done. Two of the robocalls I got recently:
0 0 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0 0
5 5 5 -5 5 5 -5 5 5 5

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:15:40pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

That was one of the stranger aspects of the 1918 Flu - it disproportionately killed young, healthy people and left older and younger folks alone. Most flu has a ‘M’ shaped age/mortality distribution - youngs and olds most susceptible. This one was an inverted V.

Didn’t know that. Didn’t oddly enough and sorry VB, hate for you to have to share this with him but didn’t Trump’s grandfather die during it too?

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:15:59pm

re: #87 The Vicious Babushka

My grandfather died in the 1918 pandemic at the age of 29. My father was born 6 months later.

This town closed itself off from the outside world entirely, only allowing deliveries to the town line.

No more than three people were allowed in a public place at a time (including the grocery stores). The grocery stores would only accept lists of needed items, and they would deliver them to your home.

The movie theatre here was closed by village order.

Livestock remedies were sold by grifters (Spanish flu did not affect livestock but ranchers didn’t know that).

Nurses came from the Colorado TB sanitarium to assist with those who were ill. At the time there was no physician in the village.

(Pinged my wife for the info, who did a research project in the library for a University of Omaha professor.)

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:16:12pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

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F-35C at full production will be cheaper than the Super Hornet.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:16:19pm

re: #95 Franklin

We can email our planes to the war zones! Save on fuel!

All we have to do is get the Mullahs in Iran to click on the link!

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plansbandc  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:16:21pm

Just finished a rousing rendition of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:16:36pm

re: #81 b.d.

cletus, throw one of those stealth box thingies on the back of all of these B-52s…

“an while you’re at it, slap one on my F250. When Ah’m rollin’ coal alls I wants em to see is the cloud”

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:17:18pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wonder what he could do to help find that out? Geeez these guys are so ridiculous and insultingly depraved.

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wrenchwench  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:17:26pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:17:46pm

re: #100 jaunte

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Those things are pretty cramped. How many people had to pull to get his fat ass out of the seat?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:18:31pm

re: #109 wrenchwench

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Trump will only take him if he shaves off the moustache.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:18:33pm

re: #107 Jebediah, RBG

“an while you’re at it, slap one on my F250. When Ah’m rollin’ coal alls I wants em to see is the cloud”

“I don’t want those revenuers getting me for speeding!”

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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:18:47pm

The only thing good about Bolton is that he is not Putin’s pawn.

The rest is hell.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:19:56pm

re: #109 wrenchwench

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Yeah fuck that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:20:13pm

re: #109 wrenchwench

The other thing? Trump only likes Generals/Admirals and Billionaires.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:20:21pm

re: #113 Nyet

The only thing good about Bolton is that he is not Putin’s pawn.

The rest is hell.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:21:21pm
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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:21:33pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:22:09pm

re: #106 plansbandc

Just finished a rousing rendition of “Tomorrow Belongs to Me”.

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It’s as if everyone in that picture is white.

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wrenchwench  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:22:26pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

The other thing? Trump only likes Generals/Admirals and Billionaires.

Plus:

The palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob! It don’t work! - Monty Python

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:22:33pm

I have a feeling 45 is going to pay an inordinate amount of attention to the industries he fancies rather than using any other political metrics.

Oooh planes! Let’s call them and visit. Did he have a failed airline?

If I were Roger Goodell, I’d be concerned.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:23:05pm

re: #119 Ace Rothstein

It’s as if everyone in that picture is white.

And as somebody else observed, it’s no wonder the Administration is just one fuckup after another - they’re literally all thumbs!

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:23:55pm

re: #113 Nyet

If that’s the case then no way will Trump approve. Putin will only allow his minions into the Trump administration.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:25:19pm
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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:25:56pm

The woman who cleans our house just got here with her husband. I took the dog to the back office and showed her how to use the Amazon Echo - “Alexa, play Jose Jose” - now I have Mexican love songs echoing through the house…it’s not so bad, really..

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:26:06pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

That was one of the stranger aspects of the 1918 Flu - it disproportionately killed young, healthy people and left older and younger folks alone. Most flu has a ‘M’ shaped age/mortality distribution - youngs and olds most susceptible. This one was an inverted V.

My maternal grandmother, who lived till 2013 and age 105, was 10 in 1918 and had vivid memories of the flu epidemic. She said it was the worst public event of her lifetime, which is saying a lot since that encompasses both world wars and the Great Depression. Her teacher and 5 of her 24 classmates died and many people thought it was literally the end of the world.
In 2010, when she was 102, one of the yokel media outlets tried to capitalize on a flu scare by contacting grandma and inviting her to talk about the 1918 pandemic on the air. I guess she was the only coherent person they could find who could remember it first hand. She told them to jump in the river. “You are trying to scare people and spread sensationalism and I won’t be part of that. When you have 5 or 10 thousand people a day dying from the flu, get back to me and we’ll talk about 1918.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:26:36pm

re: #124 MsJ

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Fuck Assenge and Greenwald. Those intelligence operatives they’re hating on actually give a fuck about our country. More than can be said about Trump or Greenwald too for that matter.

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:28:00pm

Bad news:

Good news:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:28:54pm

re: #128 lockjawcanbefun

Bad news:

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Not surprised. Not all Canadians are so nice.

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Citizen K  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:30:26pm

re: #118 MsJ

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This snippet sounds like they’ve made the assumption that the GOP didn’t jump all in on this of their own accord.

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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:30:32pm
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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:31:25pm

Honest to god, this is maddening. I suppose a trump away from the WH is less dangerous…until the wait staff listen to classified briefings in the club house.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:31:50pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:32:48pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kaine is our better Senator. Though Warner’s been doing some good work too on the Flynn biz.

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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:33:00pm

re: #71 darthstar

And Rasmussen.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:33:18pm

re: #126 Shiplord Kirel

My maternal grandmother, who lived till 2013 and age 105, was 10 in 1918 and had vivid memories of the flu epidemic. She said it was the worst public event of her lifetime, which is saying a lot since that encompasses both world wars and the Great Depression. Her teacher and 5 of her 24 classmates died and many people thought it was literally the end of the world.
In 2010, when she was 102, one of the yokel media outlets tried to capitalize on a flu scare by contacting grandma and inviting her to talk about the 1918 pandemic on the air. I guess she was the only coherent person they could find who could remember it first hand. She told them to jump in the river. “You are trying to scare people and spread sensationalism and I won’t be part of that. When you have 5 or 10 thousand people a day dying from the flu, get back to me and we’ll talk about 1918.”

My maternal grandmother was only five at the time, and her mother twenty-two.

It never occurred to me to ask my great-grandmother about it (she died in 1993), because I was unaware of the Spanish Flu’s existence at the time.

She lived in what was then deeply rural lower Michigan, miles from a town.

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:33:24pm

re: #132 MsJ

He’s lazy as shit!

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:33:25pm

Please understand that this “breakdown of government” plays very well into the disruption strategy of Bannon. He is out to destroy America as it was.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:35:00pm
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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:35:45pm

re: #124 MsJ

Useful idiots.

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petesh  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:35:54pm

re: #138 freetoken

Please understand that this “breakdown of government” plays very well into the disruption strategy of Bannon. He is out to destroy America as it was.

He’s done it. Now we have to get rid of him and start rebuilding. It will take a while.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:35:54pm

re: #66 Shiplord Kirel

The marked cruelty and sadism of the recent right, especially the religious element, is likely to produce some pretty serious blowback at some point in the future.
I won’t support violent or unlawful retribution against these people, but I also won’t wade into a pack of pitbulls with a tire iron just to keep them from tearing some Dominionist asshole apart.

Indeed. Such blowback may come much sooner than later.

It’s frightening to think about.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:36:01pm

re: #136 Anymouse

My maternal grandmother was only five at the time, and her mother twenty-two.

It never occurred to me to ask my great-grandmother about it (she died in 1993), because I was unaware of the Spanish Flu’s existence at the time.

She lived in what was then deeply rural lower Michigan, miles from a town.

That is what’s frustrating in hindsight. We learn more about the past as we grow older and yet our links to the past fade. My dad’s mom was six in 1918. I really wish I could have asked her more questions. I really feel my family research keeps my memories of my older generations still alive and even the generations I never knew. None of my family died of the flu pandemic as far as I know but the one grandmother did lose her mother quite young.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:36:59pm

re: #140 Nyet

Useful idiots.

Good term. Very good analogy given the original useful idiots.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:39:40pm

Exactly as we expected.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:40:09pm

re: #138 freetoken

Please understand that this “breakdown of government” plays very well into the disruption strategy of Bannon. He is out to destroy America as it was.

Bannon is on a kamikaze mission. Despite what he may think, his status after the collapse of the government is far from a secure one.

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:40:26pm

Where has Kellyanne been? Have I just thankfully missed her or has she been MIA?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:40:36pm

Today’s best Trump thing - the ‘Adventures of Tiny Trump’ #tinytrump thepoke.co.uk

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:41:10pm

re: #147 JordanRules

Where has Kellyanne been? Have I just thankfully missed her or has she been MIA?

Completely MIA thank goodness.

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makeitstop  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:41:16pm

Bloomberg is keeping track of what Trump is costing NYC.

It ain’t cheap.

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unproven innocence  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:41:22pm

re: #140 Nyet

Useful idiots.

My earliest recollection of that term was in a biography of Lenin (of the Bolshevic revolution).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:42:03pm

re: #145 MsJ

Exactly as we expected.

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It’s pretty much what DF always said. They do operate in fear of their insane constiuents. They need to get the fuck out and let someone else do the job if that’s the case. These guys are just as fucked up as Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:43:11pm

re: #151 unproven innocence

My earliest recollection of that term was in a biography of Lenin (of the Bolshevic revolution).

I always heard it refer more to the Western leftists that made excuses during the Great Terror in the Stalin years. What was really interesting is some of them included people ho actually had condemned Lenin but they embraced Stalin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:43:37pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:43:48pm

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:44:04pm
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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:45:24pm

re: #152 HappyWarrior

And they aren’t really quietly pushing their agenda thru, they are taking extraordinary measures to ignore their engaged constituents and ram through things that are only serving to make their Trump and treason malfeasance seem worse.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:46:33pm
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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:46:38pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:48:23pm

re: #151 unproven innocence

My earliest recollection of that term was in a biography of Lenin (of the Bolshevic revolution).

Not that Lenin has ever uttered the phrase…

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Nyet  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:48:29pm
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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:48:53pm

Jesus.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:49:04pm

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

“truth against falsehood,freedom against tyranny,hope against despair”

Fine words, John McCain. Now what are you going to do (not say) about the fact that the Bannon/Trump Administration* is 100% for falsehood, tyranny and despair?

By your acts so far, you are on board with the Bannon/Trump Administration*, so your words are garbage until backed up by meaningful action.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:49:04pm

re: #20 Anymouse

My mother bought me a chemistry set for a present when I was about eleven.

Had a lot of fun mixing up toxic and dangerous stuff that probably shouldn’t be done by anyone outside a lab with a PhD in chemistry or physics.

There was a big brown splotch on the basement ceiling above the workbench where I did stuff with my chemistry set…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:50:24pm
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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:50:52pm

re: #158 MsJ

This is one of my absolute favorites reads! I really miss that smart lady in the pants suit.

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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:52:59pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

Let’s hope they dropped enough bags of rocks on Oroville Dam in the last few days…it’s been raining buckets here on the coast since about 3am.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:53:25pm

re: #166 JordanRules

This is one of my absolute favorites reads! I really miss that smart lady in the pants suit.

It’s the most egregious things that has happened vis a vis the US government in my lifetime. And there has been some shit in the last 57 years.

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nines09  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:54:52pm

Even with the advances in medicine and the social aspect of our care system, I think we would probably fall under Martial Law if we had another Spanish Influenza type outbreak. My mother grew up in South Philly. She told me, as a child, of her experience. I think she was about 10 or so. No public gatherings. No funerals. They would come around at night to round up the bodies so as not to allow the public to see the amount of dead in the light of day. Buried in mass graves. To this day. Not only in Philly, which was hit hard. I had a little bird and its name was Enza
I opened the window and
in-flu-enza
Children’s jump rope rhyme heard nationwide during the height of the pandemic.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:55:04pm

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah that’s lame. Sorry Heidi but Pruitt doesn’t even believe in the EPA in the first place so how the hell can you vote for him to head it? I get it, you’re gonna face a tough re-election campaign but goddamn it,.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:56:33pm

First Kid Rock now Kid Nutjob.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:56:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:57:37pm
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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:58:31pm

re: #168 MsJ

Yes! Egregious!! It lays bare so much that is so wrong that even folks like myself, who know how some of our ugly history has been on a collision course with the present, were completely unprepared for this to go down like it is.

Not unprepared to resist and persist though!!

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:58:41pm

re: #171 MsJ

First Kid Rock now Kid Nutjob.

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Jeez, one of them might well be the nominee.

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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 12:59:18pm

Another feel good for today. I think I need to step away for a while. Cheers.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:01:30pm

re: #176 MsJ

Another feel good for today. I think I need to step away for a while. Cheers.

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Matt’s right. We’re gong to need a strong candidate to beat him and to take out a lot of Republicans with him.

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Jack Burton  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:01:49pm

Question for Charles, or anyone who might know.

Is there a way to use the Amazon affiliate links on a site like LGF or Bob Cesca’s, and still get the Amazon Smile bonuses applied too? I have my Amazon Smile setup to give money to the SPLC, and I’d like to make sure if I’m getting a percentage to you guys that they get some too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:02:23pm
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TedStriker  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:02:43pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

That was one of the stranger aspects of the 1918 Flu - it disproportionately killed young, healthy people and left older and younger folks alone. Most flu has a ‘M’ shaped age/mortality distribution - youngs and olds most susceptible. This one was an inverted V.

I’ve read a story a while back about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic over on Ars Technica and one of the studies cited on why so many healthy people succumbed posited that particular flu strain kicked people’s immune response into maximum overdrive and that what tended to kill so many otherwise healthy people.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:03:05pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:03:11pm

re: #168 MsJ

It’s the most egregious things that has happened vis a vis the US government in my lifetime. And there has been some shit in the last 57 years.

I was absolutely stunned that Donald Trump even won the GOP primary. (That said, my wife planned long in advance our trip to Canada during the GOP Convention because when he entered the race, she was convinced he would win.)

While the Constitution is hardly a perfect document, I doubt anyone writing such a document could have foreseen a bunch of nihilists and madmen being elected.

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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:04:04pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yo, Inhofe. Try dragging that thing to the Senate floor for a denialist dog and pony show.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:04:39pm

re: #180 TedStriker

I’ve read a story a while back about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic over on Ars Technica and one of the studies cited on why so many healthy people succumbed posited that particular flu strain kicked people’s immune response into maximum overdrive and that what tended to kill so many otherwise healthy people.

Then it woulda killed me…I have a really strong immune system, have not been bedridden sick for years, but I really notice when my immune system is kicking ass, when I am fighting something off, I get sleepless nights and soaking sweats.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:05:31pm

re: #182 Anymouse

I was absolutely stunned that Donald Trump even won the GOP primary. (That said, my wife planned long in advance our trip to Canada during the GOP Convention because when he entered the race, she was convinced he would win.)

While the Constitution is hardly a perfect document, I doubt anyone writing such a document could have foreseen a bunch of nihilists and madmen being elected.

Indeed. It was written with the expectation that the people would elect nothing worse than garden-variety corrupt politicians. Nobody expected comic-book villains.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:05:40pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:07:57pm

re: #181 Dr. Matt

The dingbat: Nordstrom probably closed up because they discontinued his daughter’s clothing line.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:08:55pm

re: #182 Anymouse


While the Constitution is hardly a perfect document, I doubt anyone writing such a document could have foreseen a bunch of nihilists and madmen being elected.

They could not have foreseen what mass media and the Internet can do to distort the public political discourse.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:09:21pm

And there is video……

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:10:40pm

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They could not have foreseen what mass media and the Internet can do to distort the public political discourse.

Well, at the time there were plenty of hyper-partisan newspapers and such, but even then, someone telling a lie in Massachusetts would take a long time to get to Georgia (if at all).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:11:11pm

Okay, above I got the curve shapes wrong. The usual flu age/mortality curve is a ‘U’. The 1918 was a ‘W’:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:12:01pm

re: #178 Jack Burton

Question for Charles, or anyone who might know.

Is there a way to use the Amazon affiliate links on a site like LGF or Bob Cesca’s, and still get the Amazon Smile bonuses applied too? I have my Amazon Smile setup to give money to the SPLC, and I’d like to make sure if I’m getting a percentage to you guys that they get some too.

Yes - if you post the Amazon Smile link at LGF it will be automatically converted to an LGF affiliate link, and the charity still gets the same percentage. I don’t know about Bob’s site, though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:12:09pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

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And Pruitt sure likes suing the EPA.
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unproven innocence  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:12:59pm

A suggested general format for practical Resistance:
* crazy/stupid stuff from mouth or thumbs of #45 *
… … … …[ replica of his signature here ]
and/or
… … … … —-/\/\/\/\/\/—-

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Dave In Austin  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:14:06pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:15:39pm

re: #190 Anymouse

Well, at the time there were plenty of hyper-partisan newspapers and such, but even then, someone telling a lie in Massachusetts would take a long time to get to Georgia (if at all).

They were not mass and instantaneous to the extent they are today.

Face it, chaos and misinformation still favor Trump, and they are a lot easier to create and spread than order and truth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:16:41pm

re: #191 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, above I got the curve shapes wrong. The usual flu age/mortality curve

my father was 5 years old in 1918…glad he survived.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:17:10pm

re: #189 Dave In Austin

And there is video……

The female fetus “host” was surely a paid protester.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:18:35pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:20:12pm

Trump now admits the report on National Guard is based on a real document.
huffingtonpost.com;

President Donald Trump’s administration labeled The Associated Press’s reporting on a leak “100 percent false” on Friday morning, only to acknowledge less than an hour later that the story was based on a real document.

The administration’s response mimicked Trump’s remark a day earlier that even if leaks coming out of the government are “real,” the news is “fake.” And it also fit into what appears to be a pattern of ignoring reporters’ requests for comment, only to push back quickly after stories are published.

At 10:12 a.m., The AP tweeted that the administration was considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops “to round up” undocumented immigrants. The news organization soon published a full story, attributing the details of the possible plan to a 11-page draft memo it had obtained.

(more at Huffington Post)

Now they’re saying the document exists but was never “seriously considered.”

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:21:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:23:24pm
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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:25:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:26:46pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:28:04pm

re: #147 JordanRules

Where has Kellyanne been? Have I just thankfully missed her or has she been MIA?

I think a house fell on her.

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:32:15pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’ve had lots of strong gusts… rain won’t be here for another couple of hours though.

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makeitstop  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:32:22pm

Anybody else have the feeling that something is about to drop today?

I don’t know why, but it just feels like there’s gonna be something before the Big Campaign Rally tomorrow.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:32:47pm
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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:33:09pm

Life is crazy, damn.
just started to listen to Bob &Chez. It is now in my podcast feed. Highly enjoyable, now that it has joined the list.

Pod Save America
Vox The Weeds
The Right Time with Bomani Jones
538
Guys We F***ed
Bob & Chez

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darthstar  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:33:34pm

Spicerize your name
Darthstar turns to Darwin.

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Skip Intro  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:33:54pm

re: #207 makeitstop

Anybody else have the feeling that something is about to drop today?

I don’t know why, but it just feels like there’s gonna be something before the Big Campaign Rally tomorrow.

I think Bannon/Miller are going to outlaw the Democratic Party this weekend.

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:35:42pm

re: #210 darthstar

Freetoken turns into “Freedom”.

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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:36:38pm

“littlegreenfootballs” turns into…. “Littleman”…

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:37:12pm

re: #206 freetoken

We’ve had lots of strong gusts… rain won’t be here for another couple of hours though.

Rain’s been falling at a 45 degree angle for hours, just brutal shit with really strong winds. I had to do a quick work errand a bit ago and there were large branches down all over the place, a few gigantic lakes in the road where drainage is poor.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:37:17pm

re: #207 makeitstop

Off-topic about your avatar: Do you have something against 45RPM records? /s

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:38:33pm
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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:39:02pm

re: #214 goddamnedfrank

Way down south here… we’ll not get it quite as bad. Still, I saw SDG&E trucks out and about. Most of our cables in the urban area are buried, but there are still enough hung from poles to cause scattered outages.

Much more serious for us is that we don’t have much as far as storm gutters. When it rains hard the water just goes all over the place.

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makeitstop  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:39:21pm

re: #215 Anymouse

Off-topic about your avatar: Do you have something against 45RPM records? /s

No 45.

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Jack Burton  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:40:53pm

re: #192 Charles Johnson

Yes - if you post the Amazon Smile link at LGF it will be automatically converted to an LGF affiliate link, and the charity still gets the same percentage. I don’t know about Bob’s site, though.

Thanks a lot, I tested it in a preview and looks like all I have to do is add
“?tag=littlegreenfo-20”
to the URL and that will work as well.

Regardless, the thing I was looking to purchase is out of stock now anyway.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:40:54pm

re: #218 makeitstop

No 45.

Ah. Got it. I’m a bit slow. Need moar likker.

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lawhawk  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:42:36pm

Doesn’t Trump know that the Internet is forever? And that presidential statements are required to be preserved under NARA rules?

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:42:38pm

forecast.weather.gov

National Weather Service calling for continuous rain for Oroville, Calif. through Tuesday. Flood watch starts Sunday afternoon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:43:22pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:43:51pm

re: #217 freetoken

Way down south here… we’ll not get it quite as bad. Still, I saw SDG&E trucks out and about. Most of our cables in the urban area are buried, but there are still enough hung from poles to cause scattered outages.

Much more serious for us is that we don’t have much as far as storm gutters. When it rains hard the water just goes all over the place.

I’m up in the hills in a relatively newish housing division, built with massive drainage. Lowest flood insurance risk area. I’ll still have a virtual creek flowing through the side yard because they put a shallow bed through the grass rather than build a proper french drain.

I plan to take it slow on the way home, this is perfect idiot weather.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:44:43pm

re: #219 Jack Burton

Thanks a lot, I tested it in a preview and looks like all I have to do is add
“?tag=littlegreenfo-20”
to the URL and that will work as well.

Regardless, the thing I was looking to purchase is out of stock now anyway.

Yes - however, if the URL already has a question mark in it followed by some variables, you should use “&tag=littlegreenfo-20” instead.

Easiest way, though, is to just paste in the URL and let our code do it for you.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:44:51pm

re: #210 darthstar

Spicerize your name
Darthstar turns to Darwin.

Stanton Seabury

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:45:15pm

re: #216 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Oh, hey - “Enemy Of The People”. That doesn’t have any fascistic overtones at all.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:45:23pm

re: #221 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Doesn’t Trump know that the Internet is forever? And that presidential statements are required to be preserved under NARA rules?

Someone probably told him that if a supporter / right winger attacks NY Times reporters this will blow back pretty hard.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:46:32pm

re: #221 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Doesn’t Trump know that the Internet is forever? And that presidential statements are required to be preserved under NARA rules?

Probably deleted because of the double space between “more) is not”

Will Tweet again.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:46:36pm

re: #226 Stanley Sea

Stanton Seabury

Godber Dambala Franken

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:47:11pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:47:34pm

re: #214 goddamnedfrank

Rain’s been falling at a 45 degree angle for hours, just brutal shit with really strong winds. I had to do a quick work errand a bit ago and there were large branches down all over the place, a few gigantic lakes in the road where drainage is poor.

Up here we just have steady rain with not much wind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:50:01pm

it’s back

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:50:35pm

I wonder if La Conchita has evacuated? This reminds me of the rain that brought the hillside down on them twelve years ago.

La Conchita Landslide

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:51:22pm

re: #226 Stanley Sea

Stanton Seabury

Anymouse turns to Anytime.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:51:52pm
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b.d.  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:52:04pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s back

[Embedded content]

I guess the SICK! didn’t seem presidential?

//

this guy belongs in a rubber room, not the white house.

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Jack Burton  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:52:15pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sackgesicht von Clownstock deleted the “SICK!” part apparently.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:53:38pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:56:16pm
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:56:42pm

re: #93 Timothy Watson

Has anyone pointed out that Boeing submitted a plane for the Joint Strike Fighter program, the X-32, which wasn’t chosen?

Telling Trump things is like reading Shakespeare to someone’s dog. It doesn’t matter what you say, all you’re gonna get back is “bark”.

I’m a lifelong aviation dork, and I can’t shake the feeling that the F-35 is The Plane That Should Not Be. It’s a double-extra-expensive rehash of the one-size-fits-all idea that has never, ever truly worked in the real world, and aside from alleged stealth and the networked battle system, it doesn’t appear to offer any capability beyond what we already have or need. I could be wrong but it seems like the F-35’s bang-for-buck ratio is pretty skewed.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:57:30pm

re: #240 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

Sounds like Sergei has his phone again.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:59:31pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 1:59:55pm

Finally! The Senior Editor of my regional paper went after Donald Trump in an editorial today.
starherald.com

He starts with his first couple paragraphs saying he voted for Mr. Trump, and likes his pick of Judge Gorsuch. Then:

I want to give you a chance to succeed. If you succeed, we as a country will succeed. However, in giving you the chance, you worry me.

Why?

You worry me because you tend to vilify those who disagree with you, especially those of us in the press. We have our flaws and have work to do, but some of the things you have said about us are downright lies.

In your first speech to military service members you called us “the very, very dishonest press.”

Sorry, Mr. President, but saying we are “dishonest” is a broad generalization. It is like saying, “politicians are nothing but liars.” We are far from perfect but to throw a blanket over all the press, calling us liars, is unfair. The vast majority of us strive to be fair, which doesn’t mean we are going to always print what Republican voters, Democratic voters and the politicians they voted for like.

Politicians and the press have always had a strange love/hate relationship. When you need us to promote your policies, you love us, but when it is something you would rather not talk about, you hate us. We understand that, but don’t expect us not to ask, not to probe and be a pain in your political side. That is part of our job.

We are not your lapdogs, we are our readers’ watchdogs. Granted, those who voted for you, such as myself, would rather hear how great you are doing, but we also, even if we don’t like it, need to hear the negative. We need you to explain your policies and answer the questions those who disagree with you are asking.

(More at the Scottsbluff NE Star-Herald, where he actually goes into Mr. Trump more.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:00:51pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey, when I was in the Navy, everyone I knew complained about the sea. Especially the “no liberty” parts of sea duty.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:01:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:02:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:03:30pm
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austin_blue  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:03:30pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

This thread is absolutely terrifying.

[Embedded content]

JFC. Kronyndyk is correct in every particular.

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Skandal  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:03:47pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:04:30pm
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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:05:07pm

re: #247 Charles Johnson

I don’t suppose reporting him to @jack on Twitter would make a lick of difference … profits over country.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:05:07pm
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Skandal  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:06:17pm
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freetoken  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:08:10pm

re: #254 Skandal

Didn’t he have to, because of the character limit, make room for a few more companies?

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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:08:39pm

I can’t even fathom what Vlad must have on this dude.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:08:40pm

re: #143 HappyWarrior

That is what’s frustrating in hindsight. We learn more about the past as we grow older and yet our links to the past fade. My dad’s mom was six in 1918. I really wish I could have asked her more questions. I really feel my family research keeps my memories of my older generations still alive and even the generations I never knew. None of my family died of the flu pandemic as far as I know but the one grandmother did lose her mother quite young.

One of my best college experiences involved something that was well outside my major, and well outside the campus in fact. During a summer school oral history project, I returned to Texas and interviewed very elderly (95+) people in the Dallas Fort Worth. This was in 1976 so these folks were born before 1881, as far back as 1872 in one case. We recorded their impressions of what life was like in that area in the 1870s and 80s. One old man, then 102, told us about the first time he had seen electric lights. We established pretty firmly that this was at the Texas State Fair in 1882 when he was 8 years old
“You can’t imagine what electric lights look like to someone who has never seen them before.”
There were similar recollections of the first telephones, President Cleveland and Governor Hogg, and, of course, many tall tales about famous outlaws.

This kind of interest was inspired by the lady who lived next door to us when I was a child in Colorado Springs. She had been born in Washington DC in 1859, spent the whole Civil War there, and could remember seeing Abraham Lincoln in person. She had a photo to prove it, too (Lincoln’s visit to her father’s office in 1864). She died in 1959, a few weeks short of her 100th birthday. I remember her kindly gray/green eyes. All these years later, it still strikes me with awe that I have looked into the very eyes that saw the great Lincoln himself. I may end up as one of the last living people to have done so.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:03pm
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BeachDem  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:06pm

re: #250 Skandal

[Embedded content]

And to be even more pedantic, the word media is plural noun, so it should be media are…

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:09pm
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MsJ  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:36pm

re: #252 Anymouse

I don’t suppose reporting him to @jack on Twitter would make a lick of difference … profits over country.

I reported it.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:39pm

Time to break out my Letter to the Editor pen … be right back.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:09:48pm
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CongoJack  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:10:31pm

It almost sounds that you think FOX re: #209 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Love me some Bomani Jones.

As for Bob and Chez - my favorite. You can go back and listen to the old ones. Look for anything about Dan Bodondi (sp). They rip in apart. The names of those casts are:
- Satanic Blood Lust (they have the moron on the show - epic - must listen)
- Circular Reasoning
- Beef Smokin’ Monster

Edit - I quoted/replied Mr. Johnson on accident - firefox crashed on me and caused all kinds of issues

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:12:59pm

re: #256 JordanRules

I can’t even fathom what Vlad must have on this dude.

“Good, Donald! Excellent! Now, bark like dog!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:14:55pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:15:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:15:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:16:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:16:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:17:15pm
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Kragar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:17:33pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:18:02pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:18:13pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Makes you wonder if there’s a story coming related to Comey’s sudden appearance before the SSCI this afternoon.

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KingKenrod  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:18:22pm

Trump is trying to whip up his army of hateful morons for his rally. The non-Fox press could refuse to cover it, but they won’t.

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:18:44pm

Letter to the Star-Herald submitted; we’ll see if they print it. (They almost always print my letters, because they need the token liberal opinion):

Mr Staman,

As the editor of the Star-Herald, you have been following Mr. Trump since he announced his candidacy.

He opened with his racist remarks about Mexico, moved to attack a Gold Star Family, openly encouraged his supporters at every rally to attack the assembled press.

He invited neo-Nazis and Klansmen into his campaign. He made Steve Bannon, a person who wants to destroy the government his “campaign CEO” and now one of his advisers, He gave press credentials to Alex Jones, and Jim Hoft (a man known as the Stupidest Man on the Internet).

You did not go into this blindly. You voted for him knowing all these things. Do not act surprised now that he is keeping his campaign promises.

The Star-Herald endorsed him knowing all these things. There was a person who warned of his dangers: Hillary Clinton.

John Heywood in 1546 put it so: There are none so blind as those who would not see.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:19:52pm
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Kragar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:20:40pm

re: #261 MsJ

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:21:37pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:22:35pm
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JordanRules  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:24:17pm

re: #276 Anymouse

Very well done. How many would you say you’ve written over the years? I think you’ve pretty much nailed the format so I’m curious.

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makeitstop  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:24:42pm

re: #274 Blind Frog Belly White

Makes you wonder if there’s a story coming related to Comey’s sudden appearance before the SSCI this afternoon.

That’s what I’m saying.

After reading the non-responses from GOP congress critters, seeing that Schumer joined the briefing, and then Yam’s anti-media tweet, it feels like something is about to happen.

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Kragar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:25:04pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:25:40pm

re: #258 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

I shared this on Oscar’s (Brat Puppy) MS facebook page.

In case anyone doesn’t know. Brat Puppy is our mascot for our Multiple Sclerosis Walk Team.

Many of the people who walk with us, walk with their dogs.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:25:51pm

It’s soon sundown, which means Bannon will get up to his Friday night mischief. Stay safe, Lizards!
Have a kitten.

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Belafon  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:26:29pm

re: #236 Charles Johnson

Actually, Donald, I think the press is doing its job for the first time in at least least 30 years

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:26:41pm

I miss our cat. We really want another, but don’t want the vet bills right now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:27:25pm

re: #283 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I was thinking more Ron Howard for the voiceover.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:27:39pm

re: #214 goddamnedfrank

Rain’s been falling at a 45 degree angle for hours, just brutal shit with really strong winds. I had to do a quick work errand a bit ago and there were large branches down all over the place, a few gigantic lakes in the road where drainage is poor.

I usually leave work at 4 and ride my bicycle from Hollywood to Culver City. I get the feeling my ride home today will be like Dorothy and Toto’s. Maybe the wind will die down a little by then.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:27:50pm

Sadly, enough, I just bought a new thimble. I searched the internet and Joann’s and finally found one on ebay.

Yes, I needed a special one

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:28:01pm

re: #278 Kragar

n+dQe62jf3KJneQAiBuZuidnbsg/7MKyr9dR3aTqi0km54xrJkrY7fe28vqIXjh+JeRHKD7IMgz+ifrOrlEFHPHLC4+ro0XSL3Z1QIoFrxHU/c1g7HhFqwi/+Hrtte4ydhiY6fdZhJ/YTnmIW5ExY1B6WMth2PLsU+2kaPJXS73x6AeiC+4nlSFDbV3mF5IZ4IMJ0p527iBDjU+W/w5YbvUM+/x2Wy0oGfd/imbANO/M5xjx/1wi++o6smsnX/peAcJI3DmvTLmw5WHb5zo9/TtKRNWFV0lAnk335fnUg8evsaFNgh7JTrPkl8S1dhLQcgsDV4lOAeB6t5n9AfCTu68nYr9ssztOHhL8BgbKwogDgUWGSvrbcG41rfu3wvFCnrXipZYHqQJ4CMXXqPpXi43fs8xGXxGB/Mj8Pl82k481cTTMXfsRII4dwzqBrUW5QYlkTo4j1EEF28UMCBTyrB2EWR6lerbKzZ1x6AbtzA7o/Cl5XAMquoqlDFmkgmRNGBuayc/LCLhjtwLEtwMgyvXKV9JW7JD90JiIgFzt03jdLcnRk7XRN+XPfeOXqZB6dzRTHTakHdUPkwWAMXKUWur1Pa800/negdOKaNppc9L7A1qXrJsYyplTT1BEFadLRqw8vpWMouj+QaDm4MF0hkhey6aJO0bUBJkX/ATfxn2aPbDtJQm5aqvJLGECAV1tdBpbfB2rg1vpGpJa98obEGFsGPWBTLjI4N9XQJ7D6VmF46Vuhb4fZCMdffIYwBKm6nB1q5ARp20tVyf1+nKSc3m/a/SNpXX5mEZogySNlO8EFWtd9UsG+h0VeVE/M5NRfqy/DfwpQxX6NgbDgEcr4xY4159ByKg1IzKGgPmjmq8WUucV4pgf3Gea13Z3Ma+Naj3yJtbbYaPAjBlQ6iZh2ALXcvb1BpOkMgKckdRxg2Z4m00YrhY+rlVahyFwq8aHCDBj+kb5rBa+mFQM8I54y8X/vK4CCpdaKji1G8Q25SdEnhDYg1y4Ww==

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:28:18pm

re: #281 JordanRules

Very well done. How many would you say you’ve written over the years? I think you’ve pretty much nailed the format so I’m curious.

I’ve had about a couple dozen letters printed in the Star-Herald, a few more in the Omaha World-Herald, and two or three more when I was in Oklahoma in the Ponca City News.

I do see a clunky sentence up there, and a misplaced comma where there should be a period.

The trick to Letters to the Editor is they should stick to one point (in this case the editor complaining in his op-ed that he supported Mr. Trump but is dismayed by his attacks on the press), and ideally be under four hundred words.

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Kragar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:28:21pm

re: #288 Blind Frog Belly White

I read that in Morgan Freeman’s voice

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:28:22pm

I walked out side today -on the grass in barefeet.

I don’t mind this kind of February.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:28:27pm

re: #289 Jebediah, RBG

I usually leave work at 4 and ride my bicycle from Hollywood to Culver City. I get the feeling my ride home today will be like Dorothy and Toto’s. Maybe the wind will die down a little by then.

Take the bus.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:29:06pm

LOL, no, this isn’t the same tweet I just posted…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:29:39pm

re: #293 Kragar

I read that in Morgan Freeman’s voice

It gave me an ‘Arrested Development’ vibe.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:30:00pm

re: #296 FormerDirtDart

LOL, no, this isn’t the same tweet I just posted…

[Embedded content]

Can’t do it alone —but you have your whole family… .

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:31:32pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:31:33pm

I’ll leave this here, as my beagle whines at me to get my shoes on

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:32:01pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:32:32pm

re: #240 goddamnedfrank

If Fox News ever sends out the message to kill ‘all the libtard traitors’, many meatheads would answer that call.

303
jaunte  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:32:57pm

Fox News is whipping up the mob to punish the “Obama Leftovers” a.k.a. anyone in the Intelligence Community concerned about the incompetent in the White House.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:33:59pm

re: #298 Birth Control Works

Can’t do it alone —but you have your whole family… .

Only republican voters matter in a “Great America”

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Anymouse  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:34:32pm

re: #285 The Vicious Babushka

It’s soon sundown, which means Bannon will get up to his Friday night mischief. Stay safe, Lizards!
Have a kitten.

[Embedded content]

Kitten cuteness. Kitten cuteness is right up there with guinea pig cuteness.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:34:37pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:38:38pm

re: #269 Charles Johnson

Had Nixon said flat out that the press is the enemy in public, that would have damaged his standing among Republicans.

Republicans are different today, and just about everything Nixon did that got him in trouble with 197x Republicans is being done by Trump to thunderous applause from 201x Republicans.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:42:09pm

re: #97 Blind Frog Belly White

That was one of the stranger aspects of the 1918 Flu - it disproportionately killed young, healthy people and left older and younger folks alone. Most flu has a ‘M’ shaped age/mortality distribution - youngs and olds most susceptible. This one was an inverted V.

There was a theory that older people were protected because they had acquired immunity by surviving a similar strain during the 19th century.

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petesh  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:48:58pm

re: #300 FormerDirtDart

I’ll leave this here, as my beagle whines at me to get my shoes on

[Embedded content]

Uh, what about the poop bags?

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 17, 2017 • 2:51:40pm

re: #295 goddamnedfrank

That might end up being a whole lot safer.

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retired cynic  Feb 17, 2017 • 6:01:30pm

re: #308 Hecuba’s daughter

There was a theory that older people were protected because they had acquired immunity by surviving a similar strain during the 19th century.

My grandfather was born in 1892. His father had his wife and four children die in a flu epidemic, and survived with four children. His mother had her husband and four children die in a flu epidemic, and survived with four children. They married and had four more, my grandfather being the first. So that would have been in the mid to late 1880s, in southern Illinois.


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Rewire -‘Issues in Law & Medicine’: A One-Stop Journal for Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Abortion PseudoscienceUnsurprisingly creationists aren't the only ones who produce fake academic journals. It turns out that anti abortion, and anti vaccination ideologues do the same thing, only in the case of "Issues in Law & Medicine," the people behind it, arguably ...
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Trump Did to Merkel What Men Do to Women All the Time Tuesday 21 March 2017 06.00 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 22 March 2017 11.22 EDT A few years ago, my husband and I ran into a mutual acquaintance at a restaurant. This young man – a person who would ...
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‘Wife Beating Is Not a Matter of ‘Differences of Opinion”: Domestic Violence Groups Blast Oberweis - Aurora Beacon-News For a man intelligent enough to amass a fortune in business, state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) can display a head-shaking lack of common sense and courtesy. You may have heard by now how ice-cream magnate Oberweis compared "wife ...
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RNC Paid Intel Firm for Clinton Dirt As the general election was taking shape last summer, the Republican National Committee initiated a series of payments to a low-profile firm started by retired CIA officers that worked closely with an ex-Russian spy. The payments attracted attention in ...
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Whatever You Do, Don’t Say Yes When This Chatbot Asks, ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Another in my irregular series on privacy in our era, and how to defend yourself in digital venues. For your cell phone-Get TruCaller or some other good robo call screener/blocker. If you have an Ooma phone, set your virtual ...
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NOT ONE WOMAN: What’s Missing From This Photo of Politicians Deciding the Future of Women’s Health? President Donald Trump met with the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus at the White House Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on Obamacare repeal. A major question in the final negotiations? Whether or not maternity care and mammograms ...
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