Milo Yiannopoulos Out at Breitbart “News”

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Far right demagogue Milo Yiannopoulos is infamous for writing many of the worst, most inflammatory (and let’s face it, vile) posts for the hate site Andrew Breitbart built, and today he’s announced that, as expected after his apologies for pedophilia surfaced, he’s “resigning.” Which means he was fired, but of course none of these people will ever admit it.

Here’s the full statement:

Today, Milo Yiannopoulos, Senior Editor at Breitbart “News,” announced his resignation from the company.

“Breitbart ‘News’ has stood by me when others caved. They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success, I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there.

I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.

When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them. For me, now, that means stepping aside so my colleagues at Breitbart can get back to the great work they do.”

Personal note: as I was transcribing that, I felt my gorge keep trying to rise.

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428 comments

1
Unshaken Defiance  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:00:36pm

Watch me shed not a single tear.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:01:03pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:02:13pm

The letter means he was fired, but Bannon cut him a check on the condition he leave peacefully rather than try to fight the inevitable.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:02:48pm

Priceless:

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:02:50pm

Milo Yiannopoulos Out at Breitbart “News”

Hard to tell which to congratulate.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:03:52pm

Milo may be good at giving head, but we’re good at taking heads.
// too much?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:04:43pm

re: #6 Nyet

Milo may be good at giving head, but we’re good at taking heads.
// too much?

Particularly talking heads.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:05:39pm
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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:05:55pm

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:06:15pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:06:40pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

The Marines are looking for a few good men.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:07:02pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

Dim Jim obvious choice, WH access.

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:07:04pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

Joins Dim Jim aka SMOTI

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:07:11pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

The way things are going, Politico will probably offer him a job.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:07:15pm

I remember how choked up Milo was over Gawker’s demise. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:07:21pm
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Timothy Watson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:08:13pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

The way things are going, Politico will probably offer him a job.

MSNBC

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:08:23pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:08:51pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

Ewww, seafood.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:09:19pm

re: #9 lawhawk

Odds on where Milo ends up:

5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

Miss anyone? (Well, not really missing any of them, but you know what I mean).

joins Baby Whiplash? I realize that Milo sicced the alt-right nazi swarms on BW but they used to be BFFs.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:09:55pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

The way things are going, Politico will probably offer him a job.

I was actually thinking CNN (not joking).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:10:09pm

re: #19 Nyet

Ewww, seafood.

But…but…but…Anchovies!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:10:20pm

re: #20 The Vicious Babushka

joins Baby Whiplash? I realize that Milo sicced the alt-right nazi swarms on BW but they used to be BFFs.

It was just for the lulz.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:10:41pm

re: #13 Scottish Dragon

Revised odds (adding additional options:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:10:49pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:10:51pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

But…but…but…Anchovies!

OK, for that one I would make an exception.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:11:13pm

From

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:11:40pm

re: #24 lawhawk

Revised odds (adding additional options:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

May join with Cernovich. They’re buds.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:12:04pm

re: #26 Nyet

Most of Connecticut would demand clam pies, but that’s just their thing.

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Jay in Oregon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:12:08pm

The question that needs to be asked:

Since the president came to Milo’s defense a couple of weeks ago, does he still stand by Milo now?

He threatened to pull federal funding from UC Berkeley because of the protests against Milo. Given his own “jokes” about ogling teenagers and underage girls, I think it’s entirely reasonable to ask him.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:12:11pm

re: #24 lawhawk

Revised odds (adding additional options:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

I think GG/the intercept is plausible.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:12:18pm

re: #28 Nyet

May join with Cernovich. They’re buds.

Intercept.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:13:07pm

Milking his 15 minutes, which were up 30 minutes ago.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:13:23pm

re: #29 lawhawk

Most of Connecticut would demand clam pies, but that’s just their thing.

Pizza Fruta di Mare is a real thing.

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thecommodore  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:13:37pm

What’s the over/under on how many days it will pass before he gets a gig on Fox “News?” #wingnutwelfare

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:14:42pm

GG is a fucking idiot.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:15:14pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

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Ayep, Milo’s entire shtick was about being “edgy” and “controversial,” which really translated as “being a dick to the people conservatives hate with a passion hotter than a thousand suns.” But as I noted last night, the drawback to your meal ticket depending on being “edgy” is you have to either keep escalating until you cross a line that leads to massive backlash or you burn out and retire. Milo hit the former, but it’s beginning to become obvious that he’s in real danger of reaching the latter before too much longer. Most of the “edgy” crowd are young folks, because by the time you become an adult, people view “edgy” as meaning “asshole.”

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:15:15pm

re: #32 Decatur Deb

Intercept.

GG has no use for him.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:15:41pm

New - expanded odds:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
18 to 1 - joints The Intercept
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
3 to 1 - joins Cernovich
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

No odds - he writes new ghost written book detailing how awfully he was treated by media; self publishes.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:16:00pm

re: #14 Charles Johnson

The way things are going, Politico will probably offer him a job.

Next MSNBC commentator!

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:16:05pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

Ayep, Milo’s entire shtick was about being “edgy” and “controversial,” which really translated as “being a dick to the people conservatives hate with a passion hotter than a thousand suns.” But as I noted last night, the drawback to your meal ticket depending on being “edgy” is you have to either keep escalating until you cross a line that leads to massive backlash or you burn out and retire. Milo hit the former, but it’s beginning to become obvious that he’s in real danger of reaching the latter before too much longer. Most of the “edgy” crowd are young folks, because by the time you become an adult, people view “edgy” as meaning “asshole.”

He was basically the same as a cashier. Pushing buttons.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:16:39pm

re: #36 Nyet

GG is a fucking idiot.

GG is right. Let’s stop making a thing of Russian hacking of our election. Or invading the Ukraine.

//////

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:16:44pm

re: #38 Nyet

GG has no use.

De-redundanted that for you.

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ipsos  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:17:31pm

Someone correct me if I’m wrong…but:

Milo’s not a US citizen, right?

And if he’s not a US citizen and does not have a valid employer here, can’t he be denied an entry visa if he’s just coming in to stir shit up?

Not that the Trump ICE would do that, of course… grrr….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:17:38pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:17:44pm

re: #39 lawhawk

New - expanded odds:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
18 to 1 - joints The Intercept
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
3 to 1 - joins Cernovich
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

No odds - he writes new ghost written book detailing how awfully he was treated by media; self publishes.

What are the odds on his touring the wingnut welfare circuit to talk about how he’s a victim of sexual abuse and thus homosexuality is a mental illness stemming from homosexuals praying on young boys?

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:17:49pm

re: #43 Decatur Deb

Still 1 step redundant.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:19:12pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

No odds. That’s a given.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:19:35pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Profiles in self-delusion.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:20:07pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:20:22pm

I hate that asshole’s stupid logo. Looks like something a wannabe Metal band would come up with.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:20:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:22:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:23:53pm

Milo still unfamiliar with the First Amendment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:25:07pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:25:20pm
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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:25:25pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

Milo still unfamiliar with the First Amendment.

Most people have that issue. They confuse free speech, the 1A, and consequences of speech in a business/personal setting.

And people like Milo exploit that confusion/conflation.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:25:49pm

Question: Where the fuck does Milo get the money to do the shit he does?

I can’t imagine Breitbart paying that well.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:26:05pm

Don’t feel sorry for Milo. He’s been cast in a TV show!

The Altered State of Drugachusetts

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:26:14pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:27:09pm
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BeachDem  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:27:15pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Coastal elites.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:27:40pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:27:43pm

re: #49 Targetpractice

Profiles in self-delusion.

These “This isn’t the end! This is only the beginning!” speeches always remind me of something I heard years ago, a statement from Jefferson Davis after the fall of Richmond.* Something to the effect that it was a GOOD, since the Army of Northern Virginia would no longer be burdened with defending the Capital and could become a light, mobile, harrassing force, living off the land etc.

6 days later, Lee surrendered.

* Search as I might, I’ve never found the statement, sadly.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:28:05pm

re: #39 lawhawk

New - expanded odds:

30 to 1 - attempts to join RT, is rebuffed.
25 to 1 - replaces Don Lemon for multicultural/alt views at CNN
18 to 1 - joints The Intercept
15 to 1 - joins Politico
12 to 1 - joints staff of Maher’s show
5 to 1 - joins with Rage Furby
3 to 1 - joins Cernovich
5 to 2 - he joins SMOTI
2 to 1 - joins with Jimmy O’Keefe

No odds - he writes new ghost written book detailing how awfully he was treated by media; self publishes.

After watching his unhinged presser, I think there are now odds of him becoming a meth addict and dying of an OD within 16 months.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:28:24pm

I’d say good riddance to bad rubbish, but these freaking people never go away. And if by the grace of good they do, there’s 10 more just like them waiting to collect their paycheck. I really, really, loathe these people.

One of the dumbest things we ever fell for as a nation was letting civics go as a requirement in school. People really are completely stupid about the Bill of Rights and the rest of the Ammendments. Freedom of Speech has NEVER meant to say what you want without challenge. It was only with the advent of Conservative Nazi Snowflakes that this shit started. Sadly we have so many racist, bullying douchebags in this country that this stupid bullshit has become gospel. And this is how we got assholes like Milo, Bannon, Trump and all the rest of the shitmuffins crapping all over the country.

I hope Milo ends up sweeping floors in a megachurch for minimum wage. And that’s the kindest thing I can come up with.

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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:28:25pm

re: #29 lawhawk

Most of Connecticut would demand clam pies, but that’s just their thing.

OMG. Kill me.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:28:36pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Milo still unfamiliar with the First Amendment.

Apparently Milo is unclear how he found himself in this position in the first place, forgetting that it was his penchant for saying shit that most Americans won’t say that just kneecapped his career.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:28:37pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:29:13pm

re: #61 Scottish Dragon

I wonder what dumb, racist money this is.

Dunno. There’s a lot of Libertarian-asswipe IPO billionaires around.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:29:16pm

re: #64 Blind Frog Belly White

These “This isn’t the end! This is only the beginning!” speeches always remind me of something I heard years ago, a statement from Jefferson Davis after the fall of Richmond.* Something to the effect that it was a GOOD, since the Army of Northern Virginia would no longer be burdened with defending the Capital and could become a light, mobile, harrassing force, living off the land etc.

6 days later, Lee surrendered.

* Search as I might, I’ve never found the statement, sadly.

I’m pretty sure the statement is in Ken Burns documentary, because I’ve heard it.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:29:28pm

re: #69 Nyet

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Translation: “Yes.”

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:30:01pm

Those tears are yummy.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:30:11pm

re: #61 Scottish Dragon

[Embedded content]

Well, now we know what the price was for Milo to jump rather than be pushed.

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electrotek  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:30:17pm

LOL I’ve triggered the Milo cultists on my comment in his page:

Facebook Post

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:30:33pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:31:05pm

re: #73 Nyet

Those tears are yummy.

[Embedded content]

Not said: “And every bit of it is my comeuppance for being a petulant little gutter snipe.”

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:31:07pm

Today I am only posting comments at the end of dead threads.

Take that Curious Lurker! Others can play this game.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:32:02pm

re: #71 Big Beautiful Door

I’m pretty sure the statement is in Ken Burns documentary, because I’ve heard it.

SO I’M NOT CRAZY!!!!! I really DID hear it!

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:32:21pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:32:39pm

re: #69 Nyet

[Embedded content]

So…yeah.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:32:51pm

re: #41 Nyet

He was basically the same as a cashier. Pushing buttons.

I think about a year ago or more you called him a hedonistic nihilist. Still probably the best description I’ve heard. I don’t think he believes in anything except getting his next attention fix and cashing in. He found a good grift for awhile in being a mascot for the incipient movement of racist 4chan / Pepe disaffected young white male losers. Republican then, being ever desperate for any sign that their movement isn’t demographically moribund, embraced him like they have every conservative wunderkind before. What he does now all depends on what he identifies as his best bet for an immediate cash grab.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:33:31pm
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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:34:03pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:34:30pm

Milo: “I don’t see why I can’t make jokes about child sex abuse but a drag queen 2 blocks away can”.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:34:47pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bao Bao is flying to China. Fellow passengers include a bunch of tiny toy pandas, safely strapped in cnn.it

We deported Bao-Bao?

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:35:49pm

Since this thread is still about Milo…Imma gone done post this response to one of Targetpractice’s post about what is Milo going to do now. Maybe I can get this done before this thread changes!

Targetpractice had said:

He’s lost his job, he’s lost his book deal, and he’s lost his ticket to greater fame. His speaking gigs were his biggest money maker after selling other people’s work as his own at Andrew Breitbart’s Mausoleum for the Chronically Unemployable. But those gigs are going to dry up now that his support of pedophilia has become public. Just where does he go from here, now that his own words have rendered him radioactive?

And I repsonded:

He’ll come out and say it was all a put-on like Andy Kaufman. His own Sacha Baron Cohen-like Ali-G character and now that it has been taken to it’s last performance he will be doing new works.

Would not surprise…

That is all…and now I am going to mix some moar Durabond patching plaster so I can get behind again.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:36:12pm

re: #75 electrotek

So basically he’s sorry, not sorry? Yeah Milo, no one cares about child rape but you. Because everything is about you getting paid to be a bully and asshole.

Jesus these freaking people are insufferable. Can his Green Card get pulled already?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:36:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:37:22pm

Houston:

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:38:04pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

As in, “I confirmed their worst fears about gays”?

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:38:09pm

re: #73 Nyet

“The past 48 hours have been a horrible and degrading experience for me,” Milo says.

— Mary Georgantopoulos

Maybe he knows now how others feel?

Nah.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:38:27pm

All that’s going to happen is Milo will be used as a bludgeon against liberals, will be allowed to operate in a lower orbit of wingnut entertainment. If he loses speaking deals, that will be used as further evidence of liberal intolerance.

And this will happen because he is not an outlier. His behavior is just a variant on an established set of norms, wherein the “unsayable” has validity because it has shock value and the “truth” is just the ugliest perspective that condemns the most stigmatized groups.

Remember: the culture we’re talking about has already adopted an elaborate series of rituals and deflections to justify or excuse worse behavior.

And furthermore, their understanding of depravity, like their understanding of truth and morality, is rooted in allegiance, not in actions. “Liberals”—the broad spectrum of people they don’t like, only vaguely linked to politics—will always be depraved because they’ve been assigned the label liberal.

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Interesting Times  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:38:30pm
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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:38:41pm

Moments after that photo was taken, the ice they were standing on gave way and all seven went into the water. All were rescued and are safe and sound, but it’s a good reminder not to walk on thin ice (especially when it’s been in the 60s over several days in the NYC metro area).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:39:03pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

We deported Bao-Bao?

He was only on an H1B visa, and you know Trump wants to revamp that program. Open up those jobs Panda-ing to Americans.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:39:59pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

We deported Bao-Bao?

She was an anchor baby…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:40:02pm

Adios dickwad.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:40:14pm

re: #96 Blind Frog Belly White

He was only on an H1B visa, and you know Trump wants to revamp that program. Open up those jobs Panda-ing to Americans.

He was doing a job a Grizzly wouldn’t do.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:40:28pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

We deported Bao-Bao?

I’m waiting for Trump to announce he won’t give China their animals back as part of a negotiating strategy.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:41:05pm

re: #29 lawhawk

Most of Connecticut would demand clam pies, but that’s just their thing.

I. I just can’t. That…just…no. I mean anchovies are one thing (not a fan but have eaten em on pizza before) but seafood on a pizza that has to be baked is a recipe for disaster IMO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:41:12pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:41:43pm

re: #99 Decatur Deb

He was doing a job a Grizzly wouldn’t do.

Terrorizing schoolchildren?

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:42:32pm

re: #88 A Mom Anon

Mom!!!

{{{Mom}}}

Good to ‘see’ you!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:43:00pm

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Adios dickwad.

“Come on! Let’s not say goodbye!”

“No, let’s say goodbye.”

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Timothy Watson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:43:19pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

She was an anchor baby…

When are they going to deport Bei-Bei? :(

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:43:57pm

Will President Trump soon be receiving another lesson in US Government 101?
He’s already had Lesson 1: The Judiciary.
Soon to follow Lesson 2: The Legislature?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:44:48pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:46:30pm

Now hearing that the bull in Queens died en route to a facility.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:46:38pm

Do they ever get tired of this sad, ridiculous excuse?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:47:07pm

re: #109 Scottish Dragon

Now hearing that the bull in Queens died en route to a facility.

He was resisting.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:47:24pm

Here’s the thing, Milo: If you really were sexually abused and your only way of dealing with it is being a petulent fuckwit, then you need to seek help. Because you obviously have a lot of very negative emotions, chief among them anger and hatred, that you need to deal with in the presence of a licensed professional. Because the people who are paying your bills now are eventually going to move on to the “next big thing” and you’re going to be left a bitter old man, your pockets empty and nobody to turn to for your next fix.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:47:34pm
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makeitstop  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:47:37pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

Mom!!!

{{{Mom}}}

Good to ‘see’ you!

Seconded! You’re missed around these parts.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:47:45pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

Mom!!!

{{{Mom}}}

Good to ‘see’ you!

Seconded!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:48:31pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:48:31pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:48:42pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

Do they ever get tired of this sad, ridiculous excuse?

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Hired a gay Jew who hates himself so much that he’s made a career on attacking others like him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:49:29pm

re: #79 Blind Frog Belly White

SO I’M NOT CRAZY!!!!! I really DID hear it!

Yes you did. Now go, young Padewan, and find it on an internet streaming service.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:49:53pm

re: #115 ObserverArt

Seconded!

Edit…okay what ever number is next then.

Sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:50:56pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

Do they ever get tired of this sad, ridiculous excuse?

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Anyone who runs headlines like “Renegade Jew” or calls gay rights advocacy “Big gay” is a bigot.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:51:23pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:52:23pm
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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:52:35pm

re: #104 wrenchwench

Hugs right back atcha!! I miss this place and wish I could be here more.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:52:49pm

re: #120 ObserverArt

Edit…okay what ever number is next then.

Sigh.

You can have ‘thirded’. Can’t stop typing for a second around here.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:53:29pm

...

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:53:34pm

Oooo. Subtle.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:00pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course, no story like this is complete without a reminder of the last time one of these situations happened:

The last shooting at Ben Taub happened in October 2016, when an officer shot an inmate who had taken a medical student hostage.
Ricky Hall, 46, was facing a parole violation and a host of new charges when he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy after he took up an “edged weapon,” according to Chronicle archives.
Days before his violent outburst, Hall - who struggled with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, his mother said - was taken to the hospital for treatment of seizures. Hall ultimately died from his wounds.

No update on what the current situation is though.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:03pm

Shit, sorry for the double post.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:03pm

re: #111 Decatur Deb

He was resisting.

Hoofs up, don’t shoot?

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:08pm

OK, the pepes are all over Takei’s story.

Does Pizza Hut Spokesman George Takei Advocate Pedophilia?

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DuckDharma  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:18pm

Don’t forget about Milo’s “white scholarship” scheme
thedailybeast.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:36pm

re: #124 A Mom Anon

Hugs right back atcha!! I miss this place and wish I could be here more.

We’re here when you can come by. We’ll leave the light on and the key under the mat.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:54:57pm

re: #124 A Mom Anon

Hugs right back atcha!! I miss this place and wish I could be here more.

Hope the family is all doing well. <3

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:55:08pm

re: #122 goddamnedfrank

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Abusers always excuse their actions by claiming to be the products of abuse. Meanwhile, there a millions of people out there who were themselves the subjects of abuse who grew up into well-adjusted human beings.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:56:13pm

re: #135 Targetpractice

Abusers always excuse their actions by claiming to be the products of abuse. Meanwhile, there a millions of people out there who were themselves the subjects of abuse who grew up into well-adjusted human beings.

Good point. Even though abusers were often abused, so were an even larger number of non-abusers.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:56:20pm

re: #133 Blind Frog Belly White

We’re here when you can come by. We’ll leave the light on and the key under the mat.

If I can remember to put it back.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:56:41pm

re: #137 wrenchwench

If I can remember to put it back.

No, remember? We made you your own copy.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:56:59pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

Below are “alignment measurements” of what people who identify as Democrats or Republicans tended to read most often. They do not indicate a measurement of news organizations’ coverage or “slant.” A -1 indicates a strongly liberal readership, and 1 a strongly conservative readership. Not all of these organizations are necessarily clients of Chartbeat.

MORE LIBERAL READERS
USA Today -0.06
Reuters -0.09
Politico -0.13
Bloomberg -0.16
ABC News -0.16
The Washington Post -0.26
CNN -0.27
The Economist -0.32
BBC -0.33
The Los Angeles Times -0.40
VICE News -0.43
Buzzfeed -0.52
The New York Times -0.55
The Guardian -0.57
The Huffington Post -0.62
Vox -0.66
The New Yorker -0.76
Mother Jones -0.87
Daily Kos -0.90
Democracy Now -0.93
The Nation -0.95
Jezebel -0.95
MORE CONSERVATIVE READERS
aol.com 0.01
The National Journal 0.02
Yahoo! News 0.05
CNBC 0.05
Forbes 0.06
The Hill 0.17
The New York Post 0.25
The Wall Street Journal 0.28
The Daily Mail 0.29
Zero Hedge 0.47
Infowars 0.60
RealClearPolitics 0.66
The Washington Times 0.70
Fox News 0.78
The Weekly Standard 0.91
Breitbart 0.91
hannity.com 0.94
Red State 0.96
glennbeck.com 0.97
rushlimbaugh.com 1.01

I’d argue that more than a few of the aforementioned sites aren’t news. They barely qualify as entertainment either.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:57:31pm

re: #138 klys (maker of Silmarils)

No, remember? We made you your own copy.

Then it’s a question of which pants?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:59:25pm

re: #128 lawhawk

Of course, no story like this is complete without a reminder of the last time one of these situations happened:

No update on what the current situation is though.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 12:59:49pm

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

I use to work near Ben Taub about 10 year ago. ER docs semi-jokingly commented about needing bulletproof vests. A lot of gang members are transported there.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:00:29pm

re: #140 wrenchwench

Then it’s a question of which pants?

Do you remember our last dance,
I never wanted to change pants.
With you, but we did,
And now you’ve got my keys.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:00:37pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:00:45pm

re: #109 Scottish Dragon

Now hearing that the bull in Queens died en route to a facility.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:00:46pm

OT.

0AwkdNG7tt7Fe0Lf2e2+8eUF1Q8pJGoOuNFBYEDQrc3iofUh3OnZ04A4QM3j3sCA+5Ys2LEW4Etrmilpqm7CKnAePcXz01yyEObqbrT758D+qWBTO6kYYRACdqB9NJeEwRkGb/8EecEv70sbXciT/uBf6FTz20IZUVtmULi64dKXrpaW4dkpETua+0Um+ziNy9wkl0oWuKPDn1p/WroVJ2z0uoC7Ax04NXBtzAFPMSs/TXzchi05u4m2rLjGTWjBYbs9NIh5RajndIO8RAQYiRz982dIbWXHOV9YCQOSzZuQqL7enctUCbO57V8hDkKCYbECPlUPXbqy4S8jBun6h6EQpz0bX8gynWo6mFCd+PgGBiyC/K/0w/auOjV8ao3szLm/oC6G2/6F8/NL40iKn33/h8SOCXQ/5rhxl8zpiiuNXf+WJWd1Y68ivab4kNeEU2+aKV+WRN0865ZeGP2b9g==

One more grocery run to go, sigh.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:01:06pm

This website has very funny headlines from an alternative universe in which Clinton won the election.

hillarybeattrump.org

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:03:27pm

Oh, and by the way, I suppose none of us should be surprised that another icon of the “personal responsibility” crowd chose to respond to being caught stepping on his own dick by blaming everybody but himself and claiming to be the victim.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:04:11pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

If they hit it with too many tranqs it could have stopped the heart.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:04:49pm

re: #148 Targetpractice

Oh, and by the way, I suppose none of us should be surprised that another icon of the “personal responsibility” crowd chose to respond to being caught stepping on his own dick by blaming everybody but himself and claiming to be the victim.

Of course not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:05:31pm

hahahahahaaa

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:06:04pm

re: #148 Targetpractice

Oh, and by the way, I suppose none of us should be surprised that another icon of the “personal responsibility” crowd chose to respond to being caught stepping on his own dick by blaming everybody but himself and claiming to be the victim.

Hey, he took responsibility! He said it was a poor choice of words!
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I gotta admit, though, I’m not sure there ARE any words you could choose that would have made what he said okay, except maybe none.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:06:16pm

re: #149 Eclectic Cyborg

If they hit it with too many tranqs it could have stopped the heart.

I saw that happen on Last Man on Earth!

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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:06:57pm

I love you all. LOL.
One day soon I’ll post an update on the family thing. Not going as well as we’d hoped. Developers are slated to tear up all the land around us and it’s going to tank our home value. Our neighbors of 20 years couldn’t be bothered to tell us what was happening to our faces, I had to find out from land surveyors crawling all over the place. 18 acres of mostly trees (including golden eagles who recently moved in) is about to be leveled and we’ll go from 6 houses to almost 50. All zoned for “residential senior living” which is an innocuous way of saying 2500 sq ft, one story houses with no yards, 10 ft apart on bare land. I cried while speaking at the last zoning meeting this morning and no one gave a shit. This same asshole developer just did the same thing 1500 ft away on 13 acres next to a church. The houses are for people over 55, no kids and the prices start at 400K. The already built neighborhood down the street is hideous, the new one will look just like it. I hope my neighbors who walked away with full pockets of cash choke on every dime. GAH. I hate people. These are proud “deplorables” , so you know, they can bite me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:07:17pm

re: #149 Eclectic Cyborg

If they hit it with too many tranqs it could have stopped the heart.

And have you eaten beef recently? It’s not like they’re that healthy to begin with.
//

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:08:56pm

re: #152 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, he took responsibility! He said it was a poor choice of words!
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I gotta admit, though, I’m not sure there ARE any words you could choose that would have made what he said okay, except maybe none.

That really would have been the smartest thing, leaving well enough alone by letting his resignation letter speak for itself. But no, Milo is a gloryhound and he couldn’t let himself just slink away into the night. So he had to make a production of it, in a way that’s only going to further the perception that he’s in it only for himself.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:10:44pm

I’ve coached kids around the age of the ones Milo was talking about before. Sexual attraction to them is definitely messed up. These are kids. I wasn’t even a freshman in high school when I was 13.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:10:56pm
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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:11:07pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:11:14pm

re: #154 A Mom Anon

Did they approach you about selling?

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:11:42pm

re: #128 lawhawk

Of course, no story like this is complete without a reminder of the last time one of these situations happened:

No update on what the current situation is though.

Guy got pissed at something and shot the ceiling twice according to local news right now. No one has been hurt. SWAT is trying to get him out.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:11:45pm

re: #156 Targetpractice

That really would have been the smartest thing, leaving well enough alone by letting his resignation letter speak for itself. But no, Milo is a gloryhound and he couldn’t let himself just slink away into the night. So he had to make a production of it, in a way that’s only going to further the perception that he’s in it only for himself.

I really think he’s done with the American right. Maybe he makes a comeback with the fringe somewhere but his star is gone just like that.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:15:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:16:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:17:32pm

re: #164 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Beautiful.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:19:01pm

re: #162 HappyWarrior

I really think he’s done with the American right. Maybe he makes a comeback with the fringe somewhere but his star is gone just like that.

Something very weird and disturbing his going on with modern conservatism. I couldn’t have predicted Milo or Trump’s rise so I’m not going to try and guess how things play out from here.

Except to say this, be prepared for shit you never thought possible.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:19:54pm

Houston update: a couple of witnesses described a bald, white guy with the gun, though unconfirmed. He still hasn’t been found. Hospital is being searched for him. All patients accounted for and unhurt.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:21:03pm

re: #166 goddamnedfrank

Something very weird and disturbing his going on with modern conservatism. I couldn’t have predicted Milo or Trump’s rise so I’m not going to try and guess how things play out from here.

Except to say this, be prepared for shit you never thought possible.

Yeah you got a point. Modern American conservatism is a weird ideology. It’s not your father’s or even your big brother’s conservatism.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:22:29pm

Damn. I was hoping the red guy would get a 3d movie.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:22:57pm

re: #160 Eclectic Cyborg

Nope. Some bullshit about it being too expensive to tear down our house and the lot is too small to cram 100 houses on and make a ton of money. One of the lots next door is 1/5th of an acre larger than ours and that one was fine. A whole extended family lives on the land that was sold, so they all got in on the deal and never said a word. For 22 months. They came over and talked to us 2 weeks ago after they signed the final contract on their house. We’ve been fighting this for over a year now. I’m not happy

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:23:07pm

re: #161 allegro

Guy got pissed at something and shot the ceiling twice according to local news right now. No one has been hurt. SWAT is trying to get him out.

I figured. At any hospital you go to family members are always the biggest problem. The stressed out average American confronted with the profound nature of his own scientific/medical ignorance is a goddamned nightmare to try and reason with.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:23:11pm

re: #169 lawhawk

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Damn. I was hoping the red guy would get a 3d movie.

Yeah I like that series. Too bad.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:23:52pm
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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:25:17pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:25:51pm
The crowd jeers and chants after Joni Ernst ends her forum after only 45 minutes, few questions
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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:27:00pm

re: #171 goddamnedfrank

I figured. At any hospital you go to family members are always the biggest problem. The stressed out average American confronted with the profound nature of his own scientific/medical ignorance is a goddamned nightmare to try and reason with.

I wasn’t even conscious and my mom was raising trouble that they heard about three counties away. Folks were nice enough to vaguely say, ‘I heard something was going on.’ Look out, she lives closer to you than to me.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:27:29pm

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

More socialists in Iowa. Who would’a thunk?

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:28:40pm

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

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Can’t understand what they’re hollering.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:29:00pm

re: #177 freetoken

More socialists in Iowa. Who would’a thunk?

Clearly a better use of Soros’s money than all those illegal voters in New York and California back in November.
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:34:27pm

Man. The responses coming in from right wingers to this tweet are unbelievably stupid. It’s like they’re trying confirm all the worst stereotypes about themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:35:38pm

re: #178 allegro

Can’t understand what they’re hollering.

Joni Ernst walks in to deafening chant of “Your Last Term!” that overpowers the applause

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:36:24pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:36:32pm
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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:37:32pm

re: #109 Scottish Dragon

Now hearing that the bull in Queens died en route to a facility.

Nickel ride?

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:38:31pm

re: #1 Unshaken Defiance

Watch me shed not a single tear.

Perhaps tears of laughter and joy. No one deserves such a precipitous fall like Milo. It’s been a fun 24 hours.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:38:35pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:38:53pm

re: #183 FormerDirtDart

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So the only thing changing is now she’ll actually be paid.

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Targetpractice  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:39:19pm

re: #182 Charles Johnson

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Pot, kettle, black.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:40:19pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh even if that is true, Bannon did hire Milo and he is chief strategist to Trump. As for the first comment, yeah because Milo’s screeds were so loving to the left.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:40:24pm

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

I would note that per capita, Nebraska has the most refugees. (We just don’t have a lot of people.)

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:40:51pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:41:32pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

There’s no central concept or principle that’s actually being pursued. It can’t be coherent because its subcomponents aren’t coherent. Many of their positions rely on counterfactuals and hostility to scrutiny and analysis.

Supply side is garbage; Austrian economics is pixie garbage. Welfare for large businesses is good, even though it doesn’t produce the claimed results and hasn’t since the idea was shoved forward. Spending is good except when its bad. Welfare for individuals is bad, even though it makes money circulate through the market in a way that’s healthy.

Look at the 180’ drift from free market to protectionism. There’s no there, there.

Government is too big, except when it’s not big enough. Deficits don’t matter…sometimes. The federal government can’t be trusted, but the internal intelligence apparatus needs to be bigger and privacy laws slimmer. States’ rights are paramount when its advantageous.

The Constitution is precious, except when it’s black-robed tyranny, or when Scalia manages to channel the founders through the ectoplasm and knife a Warren Court precedent in the kidney. Civil liberties are for closers.

And that’s not even getting into the knots they’ve twisted the Bible in. Sample the Old Testament, sample the New Testament: retroactively read all bits as part of Revelations. Parables aren’t parables about salvation, they’re economic lessons. Leviticus is holy law, but only wrt gays, all the bits about debts and forgiveness don’t count. The Bible is literally true, but also has secret meanings that your megapastor and local creation scientist can explain (but you gotta pay).

And as we’ve seen, the alt-right are even deeper in the hash of not-fucking-thinking, and busy heaping the bullshit higher with further Protocols and Red Scare/Yellow Terror/Brown Menace fanfiction. The stank of the John Birch Society is all over the cryptic, gnostic internal logic of the GOP. Buckley didn’t so much exile them as airbrush their hairy asses.

This is why all the different bits connect only through the core conceit: that everyone else is utter depraved, and a priori wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:42:00pm

re: #183 FormerDirtDart

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BeachDem  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:43:19pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Coastal elites.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:43:21pm

re: #192 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

There’s no central concept or principle that’s actually being pursued. It can’t be coherent because its subcomponents aren’t coherent. Many of their positions rely on counterfactuals and hostility to scrutiny and analysis.

Supply side is garbage; Austrian economics is pixie garbage. Welfare for large businesses is good, even though it doesn’t produce the claimed results and hasn’t since the idea was shoved forward. Spending is good except when its bad. Welfare for individuals is bad, even though it makes money circulate through the market in a way that’s healthy.

Look at the 180’ drift from free market to protectionism. There’s no there, there.

Government is too big, except when it’s not big enough. Deficits don’t matter…sometimes. The federal government can’t be trusted, but the internal intelligence apparatus needs to be bigger and privacy laws slimmer. States’ rights are paramount when its advantageous.

The Constitution is precious, except when it’s black-robed tyranny, or when Scalia manages to channel the founders through the ectoplasm and knife a Warren Court precedent in the kidney. Civil liberties are for closers.

And that’s not even getting into the knots they’ve twisted the Bible in. Sample the Old Testament, sample the New Testament: retroactively read all bits as part of Revelations. Parables aren’t parables about salvation, they’re economic lessons. Leviticus is holy law, but only wrt gays, all the bits about debts and forgiveness don’t count. The Bible is literally true, but also has secret meanings that your megapastor and local creation scientist can explain (but you gotta pay).

And as we’ve seen, the alt-right are even deeper in the hash of not-fucking-thinking, and busy heaping the bullshit higher with further Protocols and Red Scare/Yellow Terror/Brown Menace fanfiction. The stank of the John Birch Society is all over the cryptic, gnostic internal logic of the GOP. Buckley didn’t so much exile them as airbrush their hairy asses.

This is why all the different bits connect only through the core conceit: that everyone else is utter depraved, and a priori wrong.

You always have a better way with words than I do.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:43:26pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Because as we all know, Bannon represents Trump and all Republicans.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:43:50pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

I LOVE pineapple on pizza. It’s delicious. On the other hand, I cannot imagine seafood on pizza. Yuck.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:43:52pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:44:00pm

re: #185 Patricia Kayden

Perhaps tears of laughter and joy. No one deserves such a precipitous fall like Milo. It’s been a fun 24 hours.

Milo deserves it. He practically begged for it.

I shed no tears in him getting exactly what he asked for. I’d raise a toast if he got deported, but feel sorry for the United Kingdom, not Mr. Yiannopoolis.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:44:07pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gosh, George Soros dollars flowing in abundance all the way to Iowa.

//

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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:46:17pm

re: #6 Nyet

Milo may be good at giving head, but we’re good at taking heads.
// too much?

We’re not going to ask about your research methods

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:47:23pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:47:49pm

It Twitter glacially slow right now for anybody else?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:48:40pm

re: #198 Charles Johnson

What you’re experiencing is exactly what I’m trying to describe.

What Milo did wrong, they won’t see as their problem; what use value Milo has as a token, they’ll still credit; and, bedrock—if they can call you a liberal, you’re wrong no matter what you say.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:48:53pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:49:24pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

hahahahahaaa

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The always irascible John Kasich bites again.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:54:24pm

re: #200 Sir John Barron

Gosh, George Soros dollars flowing in abundance all the way to Iowa.

//

Need to see some of his money flow here to the Inland Coast.

My representative and senators never hold town halls.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:55:50pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:57:00pm

re: #201 I Would Prefer Not To

We’re not going to ask about your research methods

His testimony in that video. Why? /

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 1:57:19pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:00:42pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:01:20pm

re: #177 freetoken

More socialists in Iowa. Who would’a thunk?

Not socialists — paid protesters. Spicer knows. /s

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:01:59pm

re: #211 Anymouse

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Why not.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:02:10pm

re: #183 FormerDirtDart

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I though Dana was already an NRA spokesperson???

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:03:58pm

re: #211 Anymouse

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El hombre mas bueno.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:04:40pm

So I guess one of the Castros could run against Abbott.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:05:24pm

re: #212 Patricia Kayden

Not socialists — paid protesters. Spicer knows. /s

Well, since none of our representatives here in Nebraska dare show their faces, maybe they were all bussed in by Soros from here. /s

How come I didn’t get my tip from Soros Protest Central to line up for my bus trip and cheque?

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:07:04pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:09:28pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:10:47pm

Buried deep in the Trump Administration’s plans to round up undocumented immigrants is a provision certain to enrage Mexico — new authority for federal agents to deport anyone caught crossing the southern border to Mexico, regardless of where they are from.

If present immigration trends continue, that could mean the United States would push hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans, Brazilians, Ecuadorans, even Haitians into Mexico. Currently, such people are detained in the U.S. and allowed to request asylum.

[…]

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:11:05pm

Since the drop that Homeland Security just wants to deport everyone to Mexico (regardless of origin, which I imagine will get a big FU from Mexico), it would be funny if Mr. Yiannopolis were deported there. (That said, I wouldn’t wish him on Mexico.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:11:17pm

Angry constituent gives Mitch McConnell the what for

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:11:36pm

re: #217 Anymouse

Well, since none of our representatives here in Nebraska dare show their faces, maybe they were all bussed in by Soros from here. /s

How come I didn’t get my tip from Soros Protest Central to line up for my bus trip and cheque?

Soros abandoned Nebraska, no reason to put any money in it. /

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:12:20pm

re: #223 ObserverArt

Soros abandoned Nebraska, no reason to put any money in it. /

50 State Soros Strategy.

///

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:14:02pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

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If that is part of his new immigration ban, good luck in the courts with that thinking.

Mexico is going to have to build a wall to keep Trump out.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:14:33pm

LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:14:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:15:36pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:15:44pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:16:06pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fucking turtle.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:18:03pm

re: #211 Anymouse

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He could pull it off if he could get the Hispanics to vote.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:18:17pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The woman in that clip “if you can answer any of that, I’ll sit down and shut up like Elizabeth Warren.”

Her accent gives her away as a bussed-in protester from Massachusetts. /s

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:20:01pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

What would be the incentive for Mexico to take non-citizens into their country based on these prospective deportations? Doesn’t make any sense.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:20:52pm

re: #223 ObserverArt

Soros abandoned Nebraska, no reason to put any money in it. /

Well, I won three bucks in the Lotto today, so I’m good. /s

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:21:08pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:22:08pm

re: #234 Patricia Kayden

What would be the incentive for Mexico to take non-citizens into their country based on these prospective deportations? Doesn’t make any sense.

No incentive. Cheaper to dump Milo over the border though than send him back to the UK.

Fiscal conservatism. And racism: All “illegal immigrants” are from Mexico.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:23:22pm

Beautiful purple sea-cucumber with this big sail on its back. Weird.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:23:24pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:23:28pm

re: #236 Stanley Sea

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Is anyone going to point out that hand gesture is also Trumpian in origin?

I thought it came from Trump often doing that as he spouts his bullshit.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:23:57pm

re: #234 Patricia Kayden

What would be the incentive for Mexico to take non-citizens into their country based on these prospective deportations? Doesn’t make any sense.

Who sez they’ll be asked for consent? GOP don’t do consent.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:25:00pm

re: #239 Charles Johnson

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Traumatized? Is that what we’re calling it now? And besides I thought conservatives didn’t care about your feelings.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:25:02pm

re: #240 ObserverArt

Is anyone going to point out that hand gesture is also Trumpian in origin?

I thought it came from Trump often doing that as he spouts his bullshit.

That’s just a coincidence.

I feel like the answer has been found. A pepe racist meme.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:25:18pm

re: #239 Charles Johnson

Who the heck are these sick individuals that weigh in on your Twitter stream, Mr. Johnson? I’m glad I don’t have your circle of friends. /s

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:26:00pm

re: #244 Anymouse

Who the heck are these sick individuals that weigh in on your Twitter stream, Mr. Johnson? I’m glad I don’t have your circle of friends. /s

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People who think he’s a traitor because he’s no longer with team conservative and yet insist he’s irrelvant.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:26:30pm

re: #236 Stanley Sea

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Can you guys seriously blame me for thinking Lucas was a teenage boy?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:26:48pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:27:24pm

re: #234 Patricia Kayden

What would be the incentive for Mexico to take non-citizens into their country based on these prospective deportations? Doesn’t make any sense.

No incentive. Just turning people around who hiked through Mexico to get here after we screwed up their country so they can’t stay home (Guatemala, predominantly).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:28:27pm

This is not good for eastern Kentucky where large areas do not (and not in my lifetime) have reliable cell service.

Senate Bill 10, unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Economic Development Committee, would end Kentucky Public Service Commission oversight of phone service in rural areas, where telephone exchanges have 15,000 or fewer homes.

The legislature previously ended PSC oversight of phone service in more populous areas at the request of AT&T, which said deregulation would encourage phone carriers to spend more money expanding high-speed broadband networks rather than maintaining outdated land lines.

The 2015 changes ended the legal obligation of phone carriers AT&T, Windstream and Cincinnati Bell to provide basic phone service in urban and suburban areas. The companies instead could provide phone service through a wireless plan or an Internet protocol-based technology, which converts voices into a digital signal that travels over the Internet and then is reconverted at the other end.

AT&T of Kentucky President Hood Harris returned Tuesday to tell the Senate panel that the 2015 changes have let his company expand new communications technology, including 4G service and fiber infrastructure, across much of the state. Not a single AT&T customer has lost an existing land line as a result of the changes, despite the concerns of some critics two years ago, Harris added.

Over the last 25 years, my landline service has devolved into utter crap and the landline based so-called “broadband service” is a freaking joke.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:28:32pm

re: #248 wrenchwench

No incentive. Just turning people around who hiked through Mexico to get here after we screwed up their country so they can’t stay home (Guatemala, predominantly).

El Salvador too. And we have a lot of El Salvadorian immigrants due to Reagan’s idiotic involvement in that coutnry in the 80’s.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:29:47pm

I’ve actually met far more immigrants from El Salvador, Peru, and other countries than Mexico. But hey darker skin than me, speaks Spanish, must be Mexican!

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:30:09pm

re: #243 Stanley Sea

That’s just a coincidence.

I feel like the answer has been found. A pepe racist meme.

The Nazi gang sign goes further back than Pepe the Salamander (turns out, if you don’t identify Pepe as a frog, according to Wonkette’s commentators, snowflake Nazis become livid). Pepe the Toad only allowed it to be spread on 4chan.

adl.org

White supremacists, primarily on the West Coast, may use a two-handed hand sign consisting of one hand showing or flashing two fingers and the other hand showing or flashing three fingers. Together, they signify the number 23, a numeric symbol for W (“White”). This itself is often shorthand for the numeric symbol 23/16, which stands for “White Power.”

(More at ADL)

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Jack Burton  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:30:13pm

re: #247 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I get what he’s saying but, I’m not sure comparing a stop sign to the statue of liberty is the best thing in this context. It sits wrong with me.

Perhaps saying “Underlining the ‘Open’ on an ‘Yes we are open’ sign” would be better.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:31:30pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sorry to hear that.

This may be the harbinger of an even more isolated rural population, contributing to an even greater urban/rural social divide, part of which is fueling the Trumper hate-gasms.

Bottom line is that dropping a cable to each household is expensive. Even here in San Diego, the local Google Fiber reseller only wants to connect apartment buildings with a minimum of units, and even they are using radio waves to connect each building to a central station attached to the fiber.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:32:31pm

re: #252 Anymouse

The Nazi gang sign goes further back than Pepe the Salamander (turns out, if you don’t identify Pepe as a frog, according to Wonkette’s commentators, snowflake Nazis become livid). Pepe the Toad only allowed it to be spread on 4chan.

adl.org

(More at ADL)

Maybe if we refer to him as Kermit, they’ll get mad too.

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Jack Burton  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:34:22pm

re: #254 freetoken

Even here in San Diego, the local Google Fiber reseller…

Wait… since when do we have Google Fiber available in San Diego at all, even if it is half-assed like this?

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:34:36pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is not good for eastern Kentucky where large areas do not (and not in my lifetime) have reliable cell service.

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Over the last 25 years, my landline service has devolved into utter crap and the landline based so-called “broadband service” is a freaking joke.

Cell phone service used to be a border issue because it’s so bad. It was one of Gabby Giffords’ projects.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:35:50pm

re: #254 freetoken

Sorry to hear that.

This may be the harbinger of an even more isolated rural population, contributing to an even greater urban/rural social divide, part of which is fueling the Trumper hate-gasms.

Bottom line is that dropping a cable to each household is expensive. Even here in San Diego, the local Google Fiber reseller only wants to connect apartment buildings with a minimum of units, and even they are using radio waves to connect each building to a central station attached to the fiber.

We know how that deregulated cell service here works: We don’t get cell service. As for my Internet service, my E-mail has been blocked for two weeks because my own telephone company listed its own IPs as spam services. My wife just got that fixed today with her Webhosting service.

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A Mom Anon  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:36:59pm

OK lizards, it’s time to feed my disobedient minions dinner and clean up the sure disaster afterwards. I’ll try to get back here later. Much love to all of you. I really miss this place.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:39:40pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

I use Vonage for my landline after Verizon’s service completely broke down. Vonage is via internet and I have no complaints so far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:40:54pm

re: #254 freetoken

What is so very weird is that when I lived in Illinois, I lived on a five-mile long rural road that had maybe 10 houses total. The phone company installed fiber way back in 1990 and it was amazing.
Where I live now, there are more than three dozen homes in a four-mile stretch from the paved highway and the location of the last broadband node. And the same decades-old landline telephone technology.

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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:43:57pm

Music. Sweet, sweet music….and spring draws near….later

Let It Be Sung - Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Zach Gill

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:44:11pm
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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:44:12pm

re: #256 Jack Burton

Wait… since when do we have Google Fiber available in San Diego at all, even if it is half-assed like this?

There’s a small company that started up in SF for delivering high bandwidth to apartments. They expanded to a few other cities including San Diego, then Google Fiber bought them out, but the company kept its name as a front end.

They only do large apartment buildings:
webpass.net

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:44:49pm

re: #255 HappyWarrior

Maybe if we refer to him as Kermit, they’ll get mad too.

Married to Miss Piggy.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:45:48pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have fiber optic and it is very fast; especially on downloads of movie and TV shows. The streaming is good too.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:46:09pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

When I lived in Japan, my apartment buildings had high-speed internet, better than I get from Cox now, for about $10/month.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:46:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:47:32pm
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Timothy Watson  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:48:53pm

re: #252 Anymouse

White supremacists, primarily on the West Coast, may use a two-handed hand sign consisting of one hand showing or flashing two fingers and the other hand showing or flashing three fingers. Together, they signify the number 23, a numeric symbol for W (“White”). This itself is often shorthand for the numeric symbol 23/16, which stands for “White Power.”

A Virginia State Trooper, when talking about gangs to my college class, said that instead of a wall across the Mexican Border, they should build one on the Mississippi to stop all the stupid ass gang shit that makes its way to the East Coast.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:49:00pm

re: #267 freetoken

When I lived in Japan, my apartment buildings had high-speed internet, better than I get from Cox now, for about $10/month.

The US is just awful compared to other countries when it comes to infrastructure, including the digital age infrastructure.

Part of that is likely the sheer size compared to many other countries, but part of it is just greed, I think.

Of course, trying to point this out makes you a liberal elite.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:50:34pm

Water rescues today and Highway 101 flooding near Morgan Hill, CA. Water released from Anderson Lake has flooded Coyote Creek. #CAwx #floods

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:50:45pm
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Cheechako  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:50:49pm

Here’s a summary of how Alaska developed statewide broadband. It’s not cheap. And remember we have only 730,000 residents and there’s hundreds of miles between many of the villages.

The Alaska Plan: A win for Alaskans

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:51:20pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:51:33pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

McConnell does know that “winners” and “losers” can change parties, right? It’s not as if Republicans weren’t in the losing party as recently as 2008. I so wish they would vote his behind out of office.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:52:28pm

re: #268 Anymouse

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Maybe he should actually fight Antisemitism instead of employing Steve Bannon and offering empty rhetoric.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:53:22pm

re: #276 Patricia Kayden

McConnell does know that “winners” and “losers” can change parties, right? It’s not as if Republicans weren’t in the losing party as recently as 2008. I so wish they would vote his behind out of office.

Gotta wait another four years for that unfortunately.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:54:16pm

Shot:

Chaser:

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:54:19pm

re: #271 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The US is just awful compared to other countries when it comes to infrastructure, including the digital age infrastructure.

Part of that is likely the sheer size compared to many other countries, but part of it is just greed, I think.

Of course, trying to point this out makes you a liberal elite.

Or a person in a rural area with no infrastructure. (We’re still waiting for paved roads, never mind cell service.

The last Federal highway paved in the USA (US-183) had its last unpaved section here completed at the end of the Sixties.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:54:51pm
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Jack Burton  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:54:57pm

re: #267 freetoken

When I lived in Japan, my apartment buildings had high-speed internet, better than I get from Cox now, for about $10/month.

I’m happy with the speed and quality I have from Cox, but the cost of the service is totally asinine (and they bump it up a couple bucks a month every 6-12 months as well) and I have no other option where I am.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:56:07pm

re: #282 Jack Burton

Yup, Cox keeps doing these little raising in prices, every once or twice a year.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:56:17pm

re: #274 Cheechako

Here’s a summary of how Alaska developed statewide broadband. It’s not cheap. And remember we have only 730,000 residents and there’s hundreds of miles between many of the villages.

The Alaska Plan: A win for Alaskans

And for all those who say government shouldn’t be investing in infrastructure, there is no freakin’ way corporations are going to invest in rural areas unless they can get some guarantee the investment won’t kill em.

That goes from railroads in the XIX Century to Internet or cell service (never mind broadband) today.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:56:35pm

re: #279 teleskiguy

Shot:

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This is pretty rich given what Cuccinelli did to climate change scientists here in Virginia. Fuck the Republican hypocrites.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:58:55pm

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was reading earlier today about how some of the rescues have been homeless folks, because you’ll typically see some of the homeless encampments along the creeks. :/

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electrotek  Feb 21, 2017 • 2:59:38pm

re: #267 freetoken

When I lived in Japan, my apartment buildings had high-speed internet, better than I get from Cox now, for about $10/month.

But their WiFi networks leave much more to be desired, from my experience.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:00:36pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:01:50pm

re: #287 electrotek

But their WiFi networks leave much more to be desired, from my experience.

They’re getting better at existing, compared to even just 2-3 years ago. I have a small wifi router that would get packed so we could have wifi in hotel rooms. Didn’t need it this last trip.

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electrotek  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:03:00pm

re: #289 klys (maker of Silmarils)

They’re getting better at existing, compared to even just 2-3 years ago. I have a small wifi router that would get packed so we could have wifi in hotel rooms. Didn’t need it this last trip.

Yeah Docomo was hit or miss when I was using it. I ended up getting a Pocket Wi-Fi router for the 2 and half weeks that I stayed over there a year and a half ago.

I miss Japan still :(

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:04:22pm

re: #281 Charles Johnson

twitter.com

Wow, she’s a first-class wingnut.

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scottslemmons  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:06:04pm

re: #291 Anymouse

Wow, she’s a first-class wingnut.

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I always enjoy the opportunity to preemptively mute and block Deplorables.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:07:11pm

re: #292 scottslemmons

I always enjoy the opportunity to preemptively mute and block Deplorables.

I have preëmptively muted and blocked them by not signing up for Twitter or Facebook. Seems easier.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:09:49pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:11:47pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is a beautiful thing.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:14:22pm

re: #281 Charles Johnson

Well, I like the piano-playing beagle anyway.

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BlueSpotinAL  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:16:30pm

re: #184 nines09

Was the paddy wagon refrigerated?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:17:36pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:19:02pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

You could move to the tropics of Western Nebraska, where it’s 76 degrees right now.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:20:12pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

That report would send some Philadelphians to the supermarket for bread and milk. And some folks also buy eggs. I cannot see why folks eat french toast during a storm.

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bratwurst  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:22:27pm

I am not sure which Milo deflection I love more…

The “I never heard of this guy until recently” deflection:

Or the “what about Lena Dunham?” deflection:

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:22:28pm

TFW you have a craving for a cherry slurpee then remember you have a Hawaiian ice shaver stashed in the back of the pantry, ice in the freezer, and koolaid/sugar to fix the syrup. Joy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:22:50pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:22:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:23:28pm

re: #299 Anymouse

You could move to the tropics of Western Nebraska, where it’s 76 degrees right now.

It’s 70F here in the Backwoods right now. Weekend is going to be another matter.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:23:43pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:24:39pm

Fact.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:26:03pm

re: #300 PhillyPretzel

That report would send some Philadelphians to the supermarket for bread and milk. And some folks also buy eggs. I cannot see why folks eat french toast during a storm.

I found some most excellent maple/french toast bagels at the little grocery store in town yesterday.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:27:03pm

re: #301 bratwurst

I am not sure which Milo deflection I love more…

The “I never heard of this guy until recently” deflection:

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To be fair, I believe Schilling followed that with something along the lines of ‘holy crap I just watched the video! Forget what I just said’.

But his first impulse out of the gate was to be a dick.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:28:02pm

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

I forgot about the maple syrup.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:28:23pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:30:40pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Wait - are the crowds so-celled ‘angry’, or are they angry so-called ‘crowds? Because that first sentence makes no fucking sense.

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bratwurst  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:31:02pm

re: #309 Blind Frog Belly White

To be fair, I believe Schilling followed that with something along the lines of ‘holy crap I just watched the video! Forget what I just said’.

But his first impulse out of the gate was to be a dick.

Correct. I decided to use his tweet to represent the hoards who are STILL ranting about Lena Dunham having long seen the video. I know they are out there, but elected not to ruin my afternoon by digging out a different example.

Edit: I lied. Here you go. This represents just 10 seconds of looking too.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:31:05pm

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s 70F here in the Backwoods right now. Weekend is going to be another matter.

We have a Winter Storm Watch in effect … and a Red Flag Warning to our east all the way over to the Missouri River. (I suspect that is because of the dry grass/corn/tumbleweeds this time of year coupled with the very high winds and fires in Colorado).

Warm weather is about to end:
forecast.weather.gov

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:34:16pm

re: #312 Blind Frog Belly White

Wait - are the crowds so-celled ‘angry’, or are they angry so-called ‘crowds? Because that first sentence makes no fucking sense.

Both. This is how Trump’s mind doesn’t work.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:34:16pm

re: #313 bratwurst

Correct. I decided to use his tweet to represent the hoards who are STILL ranting about Lena Dunham having long seen the video. I know they are out there, but elected not to ruin my afternoon by digging out a different example.

Edit: I lied. Here you go.

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Wasn’t Lena like 6 years old when that happened?

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:34:46pm

Speaking of weather, check out those wind speeds.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:36:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:37:06pm

re: #313 bratwurst

Correct. I decided to use his tweet to represent the hoards who are STILL ranting about Lena Dunham having long seen the video. I know they are out there, but elected not to ruin my afternoon by digging out a different example.

They spend an awful lot of effort hating someone who does a show they don’t have to watch. Is it the fact that she appears nude without being ashamed of her fairly average body?

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:37:24pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, it’s not like Democrats live in Republican districts or anything—oh wait, my representative says he only represents Republicans.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:39:05pm

Crocodile tears. The dudebro glibertarian culture is so entrenched in the tech world. Fuck Uber.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:41:00pm

re: #319 Blind Frog Belly White

They spend an awful lot of effort hating someone who does a show they don’t have to watch. Is it the fact that she appears nude without being ashamed of her fairly average body?

Yeah, I get the feeling that a lot of them actually and energetically hate her for not having self-esteem issues over her looks. Apparently, any woman not apologetically hating herself for not looking like a supermodel REALLY cheeses them off, which is really fucking weird. And stupid. And ironic, given how many of them are not exactly stud-gods.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:42:51pm

Yet, no images of a plane hitting the Pentagon…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:43:24pm

re: #321 teleskiguy

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Crocodile tears. The dudebro glibertarian culture is so entrenched in the tech world. Fuck Uber.

Yeah, I heard about that this weekend. I related it to Mrs. FBW, noting that the only thing they seem to have missed in the Sexual Harrassment Jamboree was hanging up naked pics of women. They had everything else:

- Quid pro Quo
- HR telling victim not to worry her pretty little head about it.
- Threats of retaliation
- Multiple victims who went to HR about it and no action taken.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:43:53pm

re: #318 teleskiguy

Must resist obvious jokes…

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:44:06pm

re: #322 Jebediah, RBG

Yeah, I get the feeling that a lot of them actually and energetically hate her for not having self-esteem issues over her looks. Apparently, any woman not apologetically hating herself for not looking like a supermodel REALLY cheeses them off, which is really fucking weird. And stupid. And ironic, given how many of them are not exactly stud-gods.

It’s pretty simple. My wife just woman-splained that when I read it to her.

a) To conservative men (and a fair number of libertarians as well), women exist only to please men.
b) As such, if a woman does not meet whatever impossible standard men set, they are not women.
c) Lena Dunham as such is not a woman.

She also thanked me for saving her from libertarianism. (Actually, she saved me from homelessness so I call it even.)

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:45:16pm

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

Not me!

Bad to the Bone. Come get Boned with Ken Bone.

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TedStriker  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:45:52pm

re: #218 goddamnedfrank

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:46:42pm

re: #316 allegro

Wasn’t Lena like 6 years old when that happened?

Much older — 7 years. And it misrepresents what actually happened.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:47:42pm

re: #329 Hecuba’s daughter

Much older — 7 years. And it misrepresents what actually happened.

Well that changes everything.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:47:47pm

re: #322 Jebediah, RBG

Yeah, I get the feeling that a lot of them actually and energetically hate her for not having self-esteem issues over her looks. Apparently, any woman not apologetically hating herself for not looking like a supermodel REALLY cheeses them off, which is really fucking weird. And stupid. And ironic, given how many of them are not exactly stud-gods.

Inorite? I mean, I used to see this all the time at My Old Stomping Grounds, where the guys there would be talking about this or that Liberal woman being fat, or old, or ugly, or some combination, and I thought (and occasionally SAID), “You know, I’ve met a number of you, and you’re in NO POSITION to rip on anyone else for their looks”

And that’s on top of devaluing a woman’s opinion if she’s not attractive enough.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:47:53pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:48:16pm

re: #326 Anymouse

I can’t imagine how boring my life would be if my wife bought into that “existing to please men” thing. Self-actualized women rock!

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:48:26pm

re: #329 Hecuba’s daughter

Much older — 7 years. And it misrepresents what actually happened.

DARVO on the part of conservatives.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:49:38pm

Evening Lizardim.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:49:43pm

re: #331 Blind Frog Belly White

Inorite? I mean, I used to see this all the time at My Old Stomping Grounds, where the guys there would be talking about this or that Liberal woman being fat, or old, or ugly, or some combination, and I thought (and occasionally SAID), “You know, I’ve met a number of you, and you’re in NO POSITION to rip on anyone else for their looks”

And that’s on top of devaluing a woman’s opinion if she’s not attractive enough.

Unfair. They devalue the opinion of attractive women too.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:50:11pm

re: #333 Jebediah, RBG

I can’t imagine how boring my life would be if my wife bought into that “existing to please men” thing. Self-actualized women rock!

Yup. I value my wife’s opinions (even if I don’t agree with all of them) and her superior intellect and education.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:50:46pm

re: #337 Anymouse

LOL she said “damn right you better … I have a ball gag for you if you don’t.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:51:55pm

re: #336 allegro

Unfair. They devalue the opinion of attractive women too.

I’ve seen them devalue the attractiveness of women with whose opinions they disagree, too.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:52:10pm

re: #335 thedopefishlives

Did you see my awesome Ken Bone double entendre?

Seriously though, poor guy. With that ill-fitting silly red sweater and the unfortunate last name. Oh, he voted for Trump?

The Bonings from Ken Bone will continue until morale improves.

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Donkey With No Name  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:52:54pm

re: #280 Anymouse

The last Federal highway paved in the USA (US-183) had its last unpaved section here completed at the end of the Sixties.

Howdy, neighbor at the other end of US 183!

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:53:02pm

re: #331 Blind Frog Belly White

And that’s on top of devaluing a woman’s opinion if she’s not attractive enough.

Right, which is more moronicism - are they willing to have their opinions weighed similarly? As you pointed out to them, they aren’t all handsome and athletic looking. Of course, even if they might not come out and say it, “that’s different.” Cuz men don’t have to justify their existence, only women face that requirement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:53:16pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:53:27pm

re: #340 teleskiguy

Did you see my awesome Ken Bone double entendre?

Seriously though, poor guy. With that ill-fitting silly red sweater and the unfortunate last name. Oh, he voted for Trump?

The Bonings from Ken Bone will continue until morale improves.

I did. What’s that all about, anyway?

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:53:35pm

There was once a Dagwood cartoon where his wife set him up with an unwinnable question:

Do you love me for my beauty or my brains?

He answered: I love you for your beautiful brains.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:54:06pm

re: #336 allegro

Unfair. They devalue the opinion of attractive women too.

Good point.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:54:09pm

re: #341 Donkey With No Name

Howdy, neighbor at the other end of US 183!

Well, I’m in the middle of US-26 but howdy back.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:54:20pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:55:16pm

re: #344 thedopefishlives

I did. What’s that all about, anyway?

Apparently he has a booth at CPAC this year.

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:55:29pm

re: #348 wrenchwench

What’s so wrong with a little bit extra bacon?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:55:46pm

re: #345 Anymouse

There was once a Dagwood cartoon where his wife set him up with an unwinnable question:

Do you love me for my beauty or my brains?

He answered: I love you for your beautiful brains.

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D’you suppose Trump will talk about THAT happening in Sweden?

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:56:29pm

Yeah, I don’t think there are too many Trumpstaffel people following “Top Conservative Cat.”

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:56:49pm

re: #349 teleskiguy

Apparently he has a booth at CPAC this year.

That’s unfortunate. Mockery shall ensue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:57:06pm
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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:58:07pm

It is interesting to see how quickly the coloration of these members of the genus Sus reverts to wild colors, once removed from the artificial breeding regimens to which we human subject them.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:58:23pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 3:58:56pm

re: #348 wrenchwench

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I wonder if part of the problem is that too many ranchers in Texas want to make too much money off of hunting habitat-destroying, yet tasty, invasive pests. What I used to hear from bow hunters is that there’s really no public hunting land in Texas, and all the ranchers charge a lot of money to hunt their land.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:00:11pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:00:39pm

the yam and the rest of the GOP better get used to this because The Resistance is just getting started.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:01:03pm

re: #351 Blind Frog Belly White

D’you suppose Trump will talk about THAT happening in Sweden?

Well, he still hasn’t weighed in on the Quebec mosque attack where the attacker supported him, so I’m guessing no.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:01:18pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:02:19pm

re: #355 freetoken

It is interesting to see how quickly the coloration of these members of the genus Sus reverts to wild colors, once removed from the artificial breeding regimens to which we human subject them.

Yep. Pretty much it’s just a few generations before they’re black, hairy, and pretty damned lean.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:02:35pm

re: #357 Blind Frog Belly White

I wonder if part of the problem is that too many ranchers in Texas want to make too much money off of hunting habitat-destroying, yet tasty, invasive pests. What I used to hear from bow hunters is that there’s really no public hunting land in Texas, and all the ranchers charge a lot of money to hunt their land.

Don’t make me read the article I posted a link to.

[…]

The estimated 2.5 million feral hogs in Texas cost an estimated $50 million a year in damage to Texas agriculture, according to the Austin American-Statesman. In addition to the damage to crops and livestock tanks, hogs cost untold damage to suburban yards.

Miller said they will use the pesticide, Kaput Feral Hog Lure, as bait food laced with warfarin which is the same drug used to kill rats[…]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:02:55pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:03:01pm

I knew the GOP would come around to supporting Milo, I just didn’t think it would happen in 24 hours.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:03:22pm

re: #357 Blind Frog Belly White

I wonder if part of the problem is that too many ranchers in Texas want to make too much money off of hunting habitat-destroying, yet tasty, invasive pests. What I used to hear from bow hunters is that there’s really no public hunting land in Texas, and all the ranchers charge a lot of money to hunt their land.

That’s a big reason why every hunter and their dogs from Texas (and a lot of other states with scarce public land) come to Colorado during the autumn rifle seasons, we got a shit ton of public land, after all. It’s a nice shot to the economies of mountain towns not close to a ski area right before winter.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:03:51pm

re: #358 thedopefishlives

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:04:15pm

re: #363 wrenchwench

Miller said they will use the pesticide, Kaput Feral Hog Lure, as bait food laced with warfarin which is the same drug used to kill rats[…]

And that’s just no biggie to the rest of the food chain…

O_o

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:05:05pm

re: #367 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Yeah, so I told the rest of the Lizardim this, hence why I’m making this one public ;) My dad responded to that with an e-mail. A word-for-word copy of a Franklin Graham post. Needless to say, I have a feeling politics will not be oft discussed between us anymore. And I may wind up finding myself, surprisingly, written out of the will.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:07:05pm

re: #369 thedopefishlives

Ugh. I’m sorry.

*hugs*

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:07:05pm

re: #363 wrenchwench

You’d think in a land of gun-nuts, that they’d be all-in for hunting licensing for feral swine.

Is this a case where land owners are not on the same page as others?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:08:41pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:08:52pm

re: #370 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Ugh. I’m sorry.

*hugs*

Such is life. And I doubt the latter will actually happen; it’s a possibility, but a remote one. I think it’s just likely to be a passive-aggressive sore point between my folks and I for years to come. I never expect to be able to convince them, but I refuse to be part of the silent majority. Mrs. Fish won’t speak openly, but she’s already argued with her dad against Drumpf, so she’s not as silent as she thinks she is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:09:33pm
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Mike Lamb  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:10:03pm

re: #311 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Planned protests? Heaven forfend!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:10:26pm

re: #373 thedopefishlives

Such is life. And I doubt the latter will actually happen; it’s a possibility, but a remote one. I think it’s just likely to be a passive-aggressive sore point between my folks and I for years to come. I never expect to be able to convince them, but I refuse to be part of the silent majority. Mrs. Fish won’t speak openly, but she’s already argued with her dad against Drumpf, so she’s not as silent as she thinks she is.

You’re simply being true to the Christian principles they raised you with.

But I know that argument doesn’t necessarily fly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:11:04pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:11:28pm

re: #376 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You’re simply being true to the Christian principles they raised you with.

But I know that argument doesn’t necessarily fly.

Exactly. After all, they went with Franklin Freakin’ Graham. Obviously, they don’t even believe the words they espouse. Which is a disappointing and depressing realization, but one that’s been a long time in coming.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:11:59pm

re: #369 thedopefishlives

Yeah, so I told the rest of the Lizardim this, hence why I’m making this one public ;) My dad responded to that with an e-mail. A word-for-word copy of a Franklin Graham post. Needless to say, I have a feeling politics will not be oft discussed between us anymore. And I may wind up finding myself, surprisingly, written out of the will.

My gramma used to use her will as a weapon to make her grandkids behave the way she wanted them to. She died a few years ago at age 99. I have a pair of long underwear marked with her name and that of the nursing home she died in.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:12:08pm

re: #371 freetoken

You’d think in a land of gun-nuts, that they’d be all-in for hunting licensing for feral swine.

Is this a case where land owners are not on the same page as others?

In California, there’s a no season/no limit on hogs. You just have to buy a tag. They used to be something like 7 tags for $15, then the DFG noticed some landowners were charging >$200 to hunt pigs on their property, so they upped the price and sold them one at a time - it’s $22 for a resident wild pig tag now, but still open season with no limits.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:12:50pm

re: #371 freetoken

You’d think in a land of gun-nuts, that they’d be all-in for hunting licensing for feral swine.

Is this a case where land owners are not on the same page as others?

Don’t make me read it!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:13:30pm

re: #379 wrenchwench

My gramma used to use her will as a weapon to make her grandkids behave the way she wanted them to. She died a few years ago at age 99. I have a pair of long underwear marked with her name and that of the nursing home she died in.

I know in my heart that my mom and dad would never actually disinherit me. They don’t even joke about it. They take their responsibility seriously, and my dad has worked hard for years to ensure that us kids would be well cared for after they moved on. Traitorous librul or not, my mom and dad have too much invested in me to abandon me. My heart knows this… my head realizes that they’re wingnuts and literally anything could happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:16:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:17:22pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:17:35pm

thedopefishlives, I’m sorry to hear of the rift with you and your pops. That’s the kind of shit that can tear families apart. {{{hugs}}}

Check out this tweet thread. I’ve hidden it as it is 13 tweets.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:17:56pm

Time to spin up my local wingnuts: Let’s see if the paper prints this letter.

Irene North had an op-ed in the paper decrying flag-burning, a perma-hurt for snowflake conservatives.

A local person wrote the paper back in support of Irene North’s op-ed, talking about all those who “died for the Flag.”

I really hate it when conservatives hide behind the military or veterans to promote “their” idea of the nation, hence my response:

A reader recently wrote to uphold Irene North’s article on flag-burning. That reader apparently did not understand what the I Amendment protects and what military personnel swear or affirm to uphold and defend.

I am disabled in the nation’s service. My father and his father were killed during warfare. My sister and my mother, and both my grandmothers served in the military.

None of us affirmed to uphold and defend a flag. We affirmed to uphold and defend the Constitution and the rights it outlines for all people. No where in my enlistment oath did I affirm to uphold and defend a flag.

I do not like flag burning, except where it is prescribed by the Flag Code. But I affirmed to uphold the rights of all people, not just those whose speech or actions I agree with.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:18:14pm

re: #384 Backwoods_Sleuth

Daaaayum.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:18:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:20:25pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:20:28pm

re: #385 teleskiguy

thedopefishlives, I’m sorry to hear of the rift with you and your pops. That’s the kind of shit that can tear families apart. {{{hugs}}}

Check out this tweet thread. I’ve hidden it as it is 13 tweets.

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That tweetstorm pretty much hit it on the head. And honestly, I don’t think it’ll do too much damage. It could, don’t get me wrong, but in the end, fishfolk are family. We’ve always risen above our differences. I appreciate all y’all’s support, I really do.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:20:36pm

re: #386 Anymouse

Bill Hicks:

“My daddy died for that flag in Korea!”

“Funny, my flag was made in Korea. Small world.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:21:51pm

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:22:32pm

re: #376 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You’re simply being true to the Christian principles they raised you with.

But I know that argument doesn’t necessarily fly.

I am sorry that this comes between you and your family - in that way I am fortunate, in that none of my family has ever been conservatives (but nearly all have been military).

We do not have political problems with the potential of splitting up our family - that said, my relations with my one cousin who voted her split Libertarian/Green ticket in Michigan are strained right now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:22:37pm

re: #385 teleskiguy

I’d say that the thread describes my family’s views on the Bible and the message of Jesus. Basically, ‘Don’t be a dick’, and ‘Be the change you want to see’.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:24:26pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:25:00pm

re: #395 gocart mozart

When did Donald Trump ever fight anti-Semitism? Seems to me he’s been encouraging it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:25:00pm

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Credit where due - Good for Grassley for saying that.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:25:30pm

It really is just going to keep getting worse and worse. Trump’s psychological inability to accept or positively react to even the slightest or most well grounded critiques is going to keep snowballing and feeding back on itself until we’re left with a real, epic level disaster. And the really scary thing is at that point his supporters will honestly blame liberals and think the only way to fix things is to overthrow the Republic and give him real life dictator powers.

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Interesting Times  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:26:51pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:27:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:28:13pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:28:21pm

re: #398 goddamnedfrank

I have a gift for the snowflake; a box of coarse Kosher salt. /

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:28:31pm

re: #316 allegro

Wasn’t Lena like 6 years old when that happened?

Yes.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:28:41pm

re: #398 goddamnedfrank

Actually, I am pretty confident that the Senate will flip in 2018 as Trump continues to prove that he is not fit to be President and his favorability ratings continue to slide. They’re already below 40%. Yes, his supporters will become angrier as their King is exposed for the dunce he is but I can’t see anyone being intimidated into allowing Trump to destroy our democracy.

As you can see from the protests, Town Hall meetings, etc., the resistance to Trump is strong, which is great to see.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:29:48pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:30:51pm

re: #391 teleskiguy

Bill Hicks:

“My daddy died for that flag in Korea!”

“Funny, my flag was made in Korea. Small world.”

The original letter I responded to is here.

starherald.com

I’m guessing if they actually run my letter (they didn’t run my last one), it will play into the conservative “liberals hate the country” idea and not “that guy affirmed to defend the Constitution.” An awful lot of conservatives just don’t seem to get liberals can love their country as well. It mucks up the gears to think about that. Propaganda is a helluva drug.

To the Editor:

I want to thank Irene North for her “My view” in the Thursday, Jan. 12, Star-Herald. The Supreme Court has said desecration of our flag is a First Amendment right. But, in my mind, nobody should do anything to harm our flag. Far too many Americans have died defending our flag.

The worst of our flag destroyers seem to be the ones who have benefited the most from our country — and our flag — while others have paid the final price for defendant their so-called rights. Three millionaires in a sport field — a mere game — who have benefited from those who gave their lives, come to mind.

starherald.com

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:34:31pm

CRANKY GRAMPOTUS is watching his so-called “News” again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:34:46pm
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allegro  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:35:19pm

re: #351 Blind Frog Belly White

D’you suppose Trump will talk about THAT happening in Sweden?

Sure. See what they made them do?!

It’s like how Obama made them racist.re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

And that’s just no biggie to the rest of the food chain…

O_o

Warfarin does not have secondary kill properties so if they are going to use poison that’s the one to use. It does, however, make the meat unusable which I have an issue with. Open up the hunting and those feral hogs can provide good meat for a lot of people who would be most grateful for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:37:01pm

BLACKSTONE, Va. — @RepDaveBrat going thru his bio, talking about his book, inside restaurant. Audio being broadcast outside to overflow:

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:37:43pm

Update on my coffee shop’s breakup: The major partner has given notice to his landlord, he’s closing at the end of Feb. and has paid through March to give himself plenty of time to get all the stuff out. The minor partner has signed a three year lease with the same landlord, to start in April. He’s getting a free month and expects to be closed for two weeks to paint and redo everything. Major partner has finally owned up to minor partner that he’s getting out, whether his portion sells or not. Minor partner has said, ‘No, thanks.’ to the wildly overpriced used equipment, but has not said that he will have a new coffee shop at the old location. They rarely work on the same days. I quit going in on Major partner’s days this week, because I find it too weird that he’s pretending to the public that nothing’s going on, and apparently I’m just ‘the public’, not a person who has come in everyday for three years and discussed brain injuries and stuff (he had a stroke before he moved here.) And he just stuck his head in to see if I’m OK because I didn’t come in today. I was on the phone, so I said, ‘I’m OK’, and left it at that. Tomorrow is Minor partner’s day. Whew!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:38:41pm

re: #411 wrenchwench

Oh, that’s sad. Losing a coffee shop is like losing a close friend. I was sad enough when one of the local liquor stores closed without warning (or explanation).

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:39:27pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:43:38pm

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

On the hiring freeze affecting Weisbaden’s child care centre:

The hiring freeze won’t just affect such things. It will affect all military and veterans programmes that rely on civilian personnel: Everything from commissaries and exchanges to the VA and military hospitals will be forced to deal with personnel shortages that only get worse.

While Mr. Trump’s outline is extreme, I never, not once, ever, saw a conservative programme that positively affected me in the military.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:44:53pm

re: #385 teleskiguy

Thanks for posting that.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:45:31pm

re: #412 thedopefishlives

Oh, that’s sad. Losing a coffee shop is like losing a close friend. I was sad enough when one of the local liquor stores closed without warning (or explanation).

The new one will be great because the proprietor (soon-to-be-former Minor partner) is a musician and will have live music way more than now. But I have six or eight weeks of uncertainty and finding coffee elsewhere to deal with. Not the biggest problem, but it comes at the wrong time (as all problems always do).

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:48:08pm

re: #411 wrenchwench

Please come here and open a coffee shop. We have an former restaurant for sale on US-26 and a business license in my village is a one-time fee of $25.

“Caffienating Liberally” might be a good name.

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wrenchwench  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:50:24pm

re: #417 Anymouse

Please come here and open a coffee shop. We have an former restaurant for sale on US-26 and a business license in my village is a one-time fee of $25.

“Caffienating Liberally” might be a good name.

Business license here is only $20, but you have to re-up every year. Here I come! Can I put a bike shop next door?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:56:35pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:58:09pm

Off topic humour:

The gas company just called and asked for my wife. (My usual answer: Who’s calling).

She gets on and the gas company starts pitching a new insurance plan for fireplaces and dishwashers. She told them we have neither, and the sales pitch soldiered on.

0_o

We have neither.

She asked if the insurance for dishwashers would replace me if I came up missing or broken.

The sales woman did not seem to get the message, so my wife spent the whole call trolling her with irreverent and irrelevant questions.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:00:12pm

re: #418 wrenchwench

Business license here is only $20, but you have to re-up every year. Here I come! Can I put a bike shop next door?

Sure! I’m not sure how much business a bike shop would get here, but hey. There is a vacant three-storey brick building next to the restaurant. Could have a heck of a bike shop there. (First floor, bikes and maintenance. Second floor, living space. Third floor, secret coven of liberals.)

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Archangelus  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:02:00pm

re: #372 Eric The Fruit Bat

Not surprising….
Gizmodo: The President of the United States owns 3,643 Websites including IHateTrumpVodka.com.

trumpisterrible.com is available - contemplating possibilites….

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Honey Punch!  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:06:52pm

re: #197 Patricia Kayden

I LOVE pineapple on pizza. It’s delicious. On the other hand, I cannot imagine seafood on pizza. Yuck.

The clam & garlic pizza from Golden Boy (North Beach, San Francisco) is delicious!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:08:43pm

re: #423 Honey Punch!

Want.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:16:25pm

re: #422 Archangelus

Should reroute it here, if the bossman approves….

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:58:00pm

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

People leaving the military for civilian government jobs got screwed by the hiring freeze too. A friend’s brother-in-law was in that situation, but was able to reenlist, others found themselves unemployed.

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William Lewis  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:34:27pm

re: #369 thedopefishlives

Yeah, so I told the rest of the Lizardim this, hence why I’m making this one public ;) My dad responded to that with an e-mail. A word-for-word copy of a Franklin Graham post. Needless to say, I have a feeling politics will not be oft discussed between us anymore. And I may wind up finding myself, surprisingly, written out of the will.

As an aside, I had a great long talk with my priest this morning after Morning Prayer. Lots of talk about the illegitimate one and his regime. Franklin Graham came up and i commented that while I didn’t care for his father, I never doubted his faith or sincerity. Franklin, though? I said I like to grab him and a bible and say to him “Can I tell you the Good News of Christ Jesus? Because it is obvious that you have never met him.” Art got a laugh and agreed that it would be fun to do.

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William Lewis  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:39:18pm

re: #385 teleskiguy

Nothing new to me in that thread though it is well said for tweets. My churches tries to simply live as Christ teaches and that’s radically leftist in Trumpenfuhrer’s America.


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