The Bob & Chez Show: Says Who?

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

Says Who: Trump’s poll numbers continue to slide; Lt Gen McMaster is the new National Security Adviser; Trump’s do overs; Milo Yiannopoulos is done; Trump’s history of sexually creepy behavior around kids; Trump’s ties to Russia grow with Sater memo about Ukraine; Trump violated the Presidential Records Act again; and more.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:41:23pm
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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:44:45pm

Sexist? Fine. Sexual predator? Ok. Abusive parent? To each their own. Adulterer? It was necessary. Misogynist? What’s that mean? Racist? Well, you have to understand. Pervert? Says who? Cheat? Never caught, prove it. Liar? Says who? Pedophile? Girls? 13 year old boys and younger and I saw them raped and did nothing and I want to go back and grab another slice. Oh. My. You must be a fucking Democrat. GET OUT OF HERE.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:46:01pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

Does anyone recall White Supremacists/KKK members, etc., expressing public support for President Obama? I sure don’t. Sorry but this anti-Semitic resurgence is all Trump’s. He needs to handle it since he winked at it during the election cycle.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:46:37pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:47:13pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

So now you’re worse than an admitted pedophile. Wow. Charles, you have fallen so far. You disgust me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:48:18pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:49:12pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does he realize that before Obamacare, many people couldn’t buy what they wanted in health insurance? Someone needs to remind him what “pre-existing conditions” means.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:50:11pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

O_o

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:52:33pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:52:43pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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Why does Frothy Mix get to spew such crap on CNN? Never mind, I know, trying to be Fox-lite.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:54:42pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If we Pale and Pasties were REALLY the Master Race, we wouldn’t need White Privilege, would we?

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petesh  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:54:53pm

re: #7 thedopefishlives

Does he realize that before Obamacare, many people couldn’t buy what they wanted in health insurance? Someone needs to remind him what “pre-existing conditions” means.

Anatole France would like a word:

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:55:18pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:55:25pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s exactly what anybody with a pre-existing condition couldn’t do before the ACA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:55:58pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:56:20pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

When do we become “so-called” citizens?

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petesh  Feb 21, 2017 • 4:58:30pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

When do we become “so-called” citizens?

When we turn in our so-called green cards. At least, that’s when I did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:00:18pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:01:49pm

Carried over from the last thread:
re: #421 Anymouse

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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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:02:03pm

This tweet really took off…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:02:05pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Freedom is the ability to buy what you want to fit what you need. Obamacare is Washington telling you what to buy regardless of your needs.

That’s the thing, boyo - nobody who isn’t currently being treated for something REALLY knows what their needs are.

Mrs. FBW got her mammos every year. She’d just gotten one and been given a clean bill of health (boobwise, anyhow). A month later, they called back, asked her to come in again because careful study and comparison between that year’s and the previous year’s films uncovered an anomaly. Turned out to be Stage 1 Ductal Carcinoma*. Cost us $7000 out of pocket, even with excellent insurance.

You just don’t know, and you don’t know what you don’t know, so you don’t REALLY know what coverage you’ll need.

*13 years ago with no recurrence!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:03:45pm

Hey @SenToomey all your PA constituents are here waiting for you in Allentown. Where are you? #townhallNotPhonecall

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:05:42pm

Pretty sunset tonight at my twenty.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:06:41pm

re: #23 teleskiguy

Instagram

As our planet inexorably rotates to the east, the Sun slips beneath the edge. Goodnight, nearby star. And thanks to the air for the Rayleigh scattering.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:06:44pm
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Amory Blaine  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:09:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:09:44pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:11:47pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, conservatives are consistent; they’re never going to give up on this as long as it drives their voters to the polls.

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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:12:21pm

re: #27 Backwoods_Sleuth

Speaking of Texas, I read in the WaPo this morning that Texas in now leading the anti-vaxxer charge in the US. Oddly enough, the leaders of the movement aren’t calling it that. The phrase they’re using is “the right to choose”.

Sounds familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:13:44pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:14:03pm

Maryland school orders teachers to take down “diversity” posters, citing they are “anti-Trump.”
huffingtonpost.com?

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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:15:11pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Wow. Some will never get extricated from their own wreckage. Mercy. JFC. Nope. Let that sit right there.

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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:16:40pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

I see him sitting down in front of the tv every night with his tv dinner, watching Fox and getting ready to broadcast his outrage over the horrible things people not named Trump are doing.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:17:25pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pretty rich shit from a man who got elected in the first place claiming his opponent was out of touch. Never been a Cantor fan but this is some fucked up shit.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:18:25pm

Maybe if you got your news from some place other than Fox, Breitbart, and Alex Jones, you’d knwo that not everyone loves you Donnie boy.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:19:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:19:39pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:21:12pm

Nice try. The thing is, both the Conservative and Libertarian movements have largely been taken over by Trumpers like Milo, which means he’s more representative of them than you are.

If you don’t want Milo to represent your movement, you have a much, much bigger problem than Milo.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:21:21pm

I’m really hoping that we get a Democratic wave in 2018. The odds are against us but you know what, we can do this.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:21:25pm

re: #33 Skip Intro

I see him sitting down in front of the tv every night with his tv dinner, watching Fox and getting ready to broadcast his outrage over the horrible things people not named Trump are doing.

The Fox news chyron said “angry crowds” he responded right away with “so-called”

He’s a child.

Oh to be at a WH domestic staffer’s house after hours. The stories.

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mmmirele  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:21:43pm

Here’s an article:

Milo Yiannopoulos and the Church of Winning

By excusing Donald Trump’s behavior, some evangelical leaders enabled the internet provocateur’s ascent.

theatlantic.com

And now that Milo’s falling/fallen, his evangelical supporters aren’t giving him the aversive left foot of fellowship as one might have expected. (With the sterling exception of the woman I know who exposes pedophile coverups in churches. She was unbelievably appalled at Milo’s comments.) But seriously: They’re not condemning him as loudly as I would have expected, and that is because I believe they think just the same as Milo. They hate “political correctness,” women’s rights, LGBT rights (Milo is a self-hating gay man in my opinion) and so on and so forth.

My example for this is Dr. Michael Brown, who is something of a celebrity/authority in the charismatic area of Protestant Evangelicalism. (The doctorate is legit, it’s from NYU in Near Eastern Studies.) Anyway, Brown’s Facebook page (called “AskDrBrown”) didn’t post a full-throated condemnation of Milo. No sirree. Instead, Brown posted Milo’s resignation statement from Breitbart and a replay of an interview Brown last year with Milo on his podcast. Moreover, Brown used Milo’s statements about pederasty and lowering the age of consent to target gay men in general as wanting to have sex with children, which is the typical thing for Brown, who *obsesses* about homosexuality on a daily basis.

My point here is this: These guys like Dr. Michael Brown wouldn’t have ditched Milo except he said some unpalatable things which are basically child sexual abuse and crimes. And even then, Brown had absolutely no problem with Milo’s asshole behavior prior to Sunday night. My observations of how Protestant Evangelical churches tend to handle child sex abuse (usually by covering it up, and then supporting the abuser when it’s reported to the police) indicates to me that if they could, they would have kept Milo on board, because they really don’t give a rat’s ass about child sexual abuse. Not when it comes to the possibility of bashing evil liberals on the head over and over and over again with politically incorrect speech verging on terroristic remarks towards women, sexual, religious and racial minorities.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:22:18pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:22:54pm

re: #38 Blind Frog Belly White

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Nice try. The thing is, both the Conservative and Libertarian movements have largely been taken over by Trumpers like Milo, which means he’s more representative of them than you are.

If you don’t want Milo to represent your movement, you have a much, much bigger problem than Milo.

So many of these people were all for him when he was pissing off the left. They especially the conservatives don’t get to run away from him. CPAC thought enough of him not just to invite him to CPAC but to make him the keynote. Obviously they saw him as a conservative. Stalin would be so proud of the revisionism happening here.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:22:54pm

Hmmmm…fancy that: (via Naked Capitalism)

Shipping: ” Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company” [Lee Fang, The Nation]. ” [T]he Republican Senate minority leader has the closest of ties to the owner of the Ping May, the vessel containing the illicit materials [ninety pounds, of cocaine]: the Foremost Maritime Corporation, a firm founded and owned by McConnell’s in-laws, the Chao family. Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. That’s because, like many international shipping companies, Chao’s firm is shrouded from public view, concealing its identity and limiting its legal liability through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping May flies the Liberian flag.” Chao is, of course, the Secretary of Transportation.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:22:55pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Maybe if you got your news from some place other than Fox, Breitbart, and Alex Jones, you’d knwo that not everyone loves you Donnie boy.

Drumpf is the literal epitome of confirmation bias. He refuses to acknowledge any information save that which reinforces his own preconceived notions.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:22:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:24:11pm

re: #38 Blind Frog Belly White

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Nice try. The thing is, both the Conservative and Libertarian movements have largely been taken over by Trumpers like Milo, which means he’s more representative of them than you are.

If you don’t want Milo to represent your movement, you have a much, much bigger problem than Milo.

Libertarians are every bit as batshit nuts as right wingers, in a slightly different way. It’s pretty hard to tell them apart these days.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:24:29pm

To me, it’s simple. Milo wouldn’t have gotten the condemnation if he had talked about girls that way.

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bratwurst  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:25:14pm

re: #38 Blind Frog Belly White

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Nice try. The thing is, both the Conservative and Libertarian movements have largely been taken over by Trumpers like Milo, which means he’s more representative of them than you are.

If you don’t want Milo to represent your movement, you have a much, much bigger problem than Milo.

What did she expect Nick Gillespie to say? “Yes, Milo is one of us alright.”

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:26:31pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

To me, it’s simple. Milo wouldn’t have gotten the condemnation if he had talked about girls that way.

I like to think you’re wrong, but you probably aren’t.

In other news, I’ve been kind of laying low on FB since my epic blast two Saturdays ago. I decided to load the Mark 7’s (16”/50-caliber cannon used on the Iowa-class) for another go, and this time, I put Biblical shells in the ammo bunker. Here goes nothing.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:26:43pm

South Dakota getting ahead of the curve with The Great American Dumbening.

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mmmirele  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:27:51pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

To me, it’s simple. Milo wouldn’t have gotten the condemnation if he had talked about girls that way.

Thing is, Milo’s gay. He would have never talked about girls that way. So it would have never happened.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:29:44pm

re: #47 Charles Johnson

The difference between a libertarian and a Republican is that libertarians are Republicans that like to smoke weed.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:29:53pm

re: #50 thedopefishlives

I like to think you’re wrong, but you probably aren’t.

In other news, I’ve been kind of laying low on FB since my epic blast two Saturdays ago. I decided to load the Mark 7’s (16”/50-caliber cannon used on the Iowa-class) for another go, and this time, I put Biblical shells in the ammo bunker. Here goes nothing.

I like to think I am too but remember Trump himself talked about walking in on beauty contestants around the same age. He didn’t say it was okay to have sexual relations with them of course. And we do remember Phli Robertson’s comments about teenage brides too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:30:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:30:21pm

re: #52 mmmirele

Thing is, Milo’s gay. He would have never talked about girls that way. So it would have never happened.

Oh I know. I’m just saying that it’s the fact that the actors were same sex that made CPAC let him go.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:30:39pm

re: #55 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Same genius that told Washington and Minnesota that they have no border.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:31:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:32:17pm

re: #53 Ace Rothstein

The difference between a libertarian and a Republican is that libertarians are Republicans that like to smoke weed.

I’m going to have to disagree with that. A lot of them are, yes but I do think for all my problems with libertarian ideology, it’s not that simple. I think a lot of self described libertarians we see are in fact conservatives in denial. I know some of you will disagree with me here but I do have a number of libertarian friends and acquaintances who are just as happy to see Milo gone as we are.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:32:27pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Same genius that told Washington and Minnesota that they have no border.

Wait, what?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:32:48pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I really don’t think most Americans like being lectured by a spouse abuser or sexual harasser either for that matter, Bill.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:32:58pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

You’re right, Billy. My standards of behavior condemn dragging your wife down the stairs by her hair while your young daughter watches.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:33:35pm

re: #60 thedopefishlives

Wait, what?

Yep Paxton when he trashed the AGs of Minnesota and Washington for suing Orange One said something to the effect that they don’t have a border to worry about.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:34:18pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:34:30pm
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fern01  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:34:43pm

While trump is still campaigning and tweeting, seems Pence is giving a 180 view of America to those who used to be allies

Australia has not been asked to increase its military contribution to the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, according to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Ms Bishop says current Australian military contribution to fight IS is “appropriate”
Expected to touch on conflict in meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
She says US, like Australia, is “very generous when it comes to resettling refugees”
Ms Bishop described her hour-long meeting with United States Vice-President Mike Pence as “warm” and “constructive” with the pair discussing the refugee resettlement deal and tensions in the South China Sea.
abc.net.au

Australia is still living in dreamland if they think Pence is saying anything that trump agrees with. No way is the US going to honor an agreement made with President Obama on refugees.

And why are the diplomats meeting with VP Pence rather than the President - is he too busy campaigning and playing golf?

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:34:48pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

Yep Paxton when he trashed the AGs of Minnesota and Washington for suing Orange One said something to the effect that they don’t have a border to worry about.

We don’t worry about our border because we’re friendly and welcoming to strangers. Need I remind Captain Dumbass that we have a large refugee settlement of Somalians that still freaks wingnuts out to this day?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:34:52pm

And please don’t read my statement as support for Libertarian ideology either. It’s got its own problems, namely a naive belief about the role of markets and individuals. In a sense, ultra-libertarians are a lot like diehard Marxists.

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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:35:14pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

This guy?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to be tried twice for securities fraud

Yeah, that’s the guy.

dailytexanonline.com

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:35:22pm

re: #67 thedopefishlives

We don’t worry about our border because we’re friendly and welcoming to strangers. Need I remind Captain Dumbass that we have a large refugee settlement of Somalians that still freaks wingnuts out to this day?

I doubt he knows that. Minnesota also has a large number of Hmong refugees too right?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:35:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:36:06pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

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I’m surprised Cummings hasn’t considered higher office i.e. Senator or Governor in Maryland.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:36:59pm

re: #70 HappyWarrior

I doubt he knows that. Minnesota also has a large number of Hmong refugees too right?

Yes, we do. You should see the multi-lingual signs in the major hospital downtown, where Mrs. Fish has been receiving her ongoing care.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:37:39pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart

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Okay, can you imagine if the Democrats had pulled shit like this during the 2009-10 years? Gotta love all those TPer Republicans now scared of their constituents. It’s even better when Republican Revolution of 1994 assholes went down after being showed to be just as if not more corrupt than what they replaced.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:37:51pm

Remember Trump’s rallying cry about “Taking Their Oil”? Looks like things aren’t so rosy there….

Wolf Street: Biggest Gasoline Glut In 27 Years Could Crash Oil Markets

Oil prices are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for more definitive data on what comes next. OPEC compliance is helping keep prices afloat, but rising U.S. oil production is acting as a counterweight.

A new problem that has emerged is the record levels of gasoline sitting in storage. The market has already had to digest the fact that U.S. crude oil stocks were rising, and investors have done their best to explain away the trend. But now gasoline inventories are climbing to unexpected heights.

It would be one thing if crude stocks were rising, perhaps because refiners were going offline for maintenance. But if that were the case, then gasoline stocks would draw down on lower refining runs. But if both crude and refined product inventories are going up at the same time, then there should be some reasons for worry.

In fact, the glut of gasoline is now the worst in 27 years. At 259 million barrels, U.S. gasoline storage levels are now at their highest level since the EIA began tracking the data back in 1990.

So tell me, why do we need DaPL again?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:38:12pm

re: #73 thedopefishlives

Yes, we do. You should see the multi-lingual signs in the major hospital downtown, where Mrs. Fish has been receiving her ongoing care.

Good deal.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:38:42pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:38:58pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

Good deal.

My dad may trash this state as a liberal hippie haven, but I appreciate the giving nature of the people here. Would that Hoosiers had as much compassion.

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mmmirele  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:39:55pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart

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You know who lives in/near Springdale? The notorious Duggar family, of 19 Kids and Counting fame. And, later, of Josh Duggar molested his sisters fame. (Another example of where child sexual abuse was minimized in the Evangelical Protestant world.)

I bet we see a crowd of Duggars tomorrow.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:39:56pm

re: #78 thedopefishlives

My dad may trash this state as a liberal hippie haven, but I appreciate the giving nature of the people here. Would that Hoosiers had as much compassion.

Heh, that just goes to show how different our fathers are. My Dad would love to live in a liberal hippie haven.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:40:28pm

re: #77 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

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These types really do think being a liberal = satanic. No surprised.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:41:39pm

Might be an interesting course to take….

The Register: BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject
Uni of Washington says the age of Big Data makes statistical literacy essential

Biology professor Carl Bergstrom and assistant professor at the university’s Information School Jevin West have devised the “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data” course as their small contribution to moving manure out of scholarly discourse.

Alas, they’re not addressing politics, where they write the practice of promulgating poo and manhandling manure reaches its apogee, but they’re swinging the shovel at a cause equally worthy: “more and more we see it presented instead in the guise of big data and fancy algorithms — and these quantitative, statistical, and computational forms of bullshit are those that we will be addressing in the present course.”

Tugging strongly on The Register’s heart-strings, they call out some of the world’s richest known sources of bullshit: “the TED talk you watched last night … the latest New York Times or Washington Post article fawning over some startup’s big data analytics”.

We almost weep with joy to see them ask “Can you tell when a clinical trial … is trustworthy, and when it is just a veiled press release for some big pharma company?”

The syllabus will teach students how to spot the misuse of statistics, how visualisation can mislead audiences, the use and abuse of big data (with Weapons of Math Destruction as a supplementary reader, we note), publication bias in science, and the ethics of calling bullshit (the difference between “being a hard-minded skeptic and being a domineering jerk”).

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:42:11pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:42:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:42:25pm

re: #82 Eric The Fruit Bat

Might be an interesting course to take….

The Register: BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject
Uni of Washington says the age of Big Data makes statistical literacy essential

Yeah if I were an undergrad there and I had some space in my schedule, I’d take it. I’m sure the wingnuts are going to be aghast about this.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:43:27pm

re: #75 Eric The Fruit Bat

Remember Trump’s rallying cry about “Taking Their Oil”? Looks like things aren’t so rosy there….

Wolf Street: Biggest Gasoline Glut In 27 Years Could Crash Oil Markets

So tell me, why do we need DaPL again?

To fuck over the First Nations. Trump and others follow in the tradition of noted murderous white supremacist psychopath Andrew Jackson.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:43:33pm

re: #83 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

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You know, it’s pretty funny to be lectured about how bad Washington is by someone who has been in Washington for nearly his whole adult career. In fact, outside a stint at McD’s and his family business, Ryan has no private sector experience. Nothing wrong with that but he really is a big fat hypocrite when it comes to this. Give up your Washington health insurance if you think it’s so bad, Paul.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:44:09pm

re: #84 Myron Falwell

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They’ve decided they hate liberals more than anything else.

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Moebym  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:44:55pm

re: #64 Stanley Sea
That’s my Senator!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:45:31pm

re: #79 mmmirele

You know who lives in/near Springdale? The notorious Duggar family, of 19 Kids and Counting fame. And, later, of Josh Duggar molested his sisters fame. (Another example of where child sexual abuse was minimized in the Evangelical Protestant world.)

I bet we see a crowd of Duggars tomorrow.

Speaking of Duggars, my wife befriended a former quiverfull parent. He’s gone almost too far the other way, into liberal la-la land, but it’s refreshing to know I’m not alone.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:46:20pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:48:33pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

They’ve decided they hate liberals more than anything else.

Jim Jones and the People’s Temple would be wincing at this level of mass delusion.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:50:18pm

re: #92 Myron Falwell

Jim Jones and the People’s Temple would be wincing at this level of mass delusion.

I know. Trump convinced these dumbasses that unemployment was at 40%.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:50:59pm

re: #92 Myron Falwell

Jim Jones and the People’s Temple would be wincing at this level of mass delusion.

I dunno. I think he’d be pretty impressed at Drumpf getting all these lemmings to commit mass suicide without the use of Kool-aid.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:55:49pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Same genius that told Washington and Minnesota that they have no border.

re: #90 thedopefishlives

Speaking of Duggars, my wife befriended a former quiverfull parent. He’s gone almost too far the other way, into liberal la-la land, but it’s refreshing to know I’m not alone.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:56:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:56:21pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:57:06pm

re: #95 Anymouse

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:58:19pm

Like father, like daughter/wife

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:58:37pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

But we don’t need to see Drumpf’s taxes, noooooo…

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:58:57pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

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There is a non-profit called Spamhaus that provides IPs of supposed spammers. Because my telephone company provides me with a dynamic IP, I frequently get my E-mail blocked by one or another company (AOL blocks it a lot).

It has to do with being cheap. Companies do not have to pay for things like Spamhaus or reverse DNS lookups.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 5:59:03pm

Just so blatant & no one is stopping him.

GAH

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:00:39pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:01:14pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:01:29pm

One wonders what type of “so-called” crowd this is…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:03:31pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

One wonders what type of “so-called” crowd this is…

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You know, Murphy’s someone I think should be considered for VP possibly or maybe even Pres if he wants it. He’s a smart guy and involved on a lot of issues.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:04:08pm

WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON AN ISSUE: PETITION To Congress To Investigate George Soros, Et. Al.

We, the undersigned citizens of the U.S. Sincerely believe our republican form of government has been/and is being assaulted by acts that are and have been calculated to overthrow the lawful government of the U.S., together with acts/attempts to incite insurrection, create civil unrest and otherwise interfere with our sovereign first amendment exercise of a free and honest form of self-government, by George Soros.

George Soros is a menace to the free world and stands in the way of American prosperity. In his own words: “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States … Changing [the] attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority.”

We call on Congress to investigate his financial transactions, taxes, assets, and PAC involvement/donations.

Signed by all of two people at present.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:06:20pm

re: #98 thedopefishlives

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:07:03pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON AN ISSUE: PETITION To Congress To Investigate George Soros, Et. Al.

Signed by all of two people at present.

Hahahaha. Seriously, you gotta love these people. They’re the ones who agreed with the Roberts court hat money was speech so even if their Soros conspiracy theories were true, there would be nothing illegal about that. They just can’t accept the fact that people out of their own free will do not like Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:07:36pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:08:03pm

re: #110 Blind Frog Belly White

SOROS!! EVERYBODY DRINK!!!

Wayyyy ahead of you, man.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:08:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:08:45pm

re: #112 GlutenFreeJesus

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I think Trump is honestly stupid enough to believe that only Republicans live in Republican held districts.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:08:55pm

re: #107 teleskiguy

I remember when you could go on there and find 4-5 “STOP WHITE GENOCIDE” petitions

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:08:55pm

re: #111 thedopefishlives

Wayyyy ahead of you, man.

Hey, it’s only just turned 6PM here.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:09:27pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, it’s only just turned 6PM here.

Pfft only 6 PM.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:09:39pm

re: #114 Kragar

I remember when you could go on there and find 4-5 “STOP WHITE GENOCIDE” petitions

THE HONKEYCAUST!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:09:52pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey, it’s only just turned 6PM here.

And this is supposed to mean something significant?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:10:12pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

THE HONKEYCAUST!

We will never forget the time that we were told to consider someone else’s experiences. I still have nightmares.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:10:27pm
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petesh  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:10:38pm

re: #102 Stanley Sea

BuBuBuBut … He’s pimping his golf courses?! Oh well, there’s another count for when they’re ready to throw him out.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:11:18pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

White Genocide: The girl I like in High School married a black guy and the Mexican guy who busts his ass at Walmart was just made my shift manager.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:12:10pm

re: #118 thedopefishlives

And this is supposed to mean something significant?

Well, unlike my previous employer,

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, my current employer frowns on drinking at work. We need to have a VP’s approval and presence.

And none of our VPs work at this site.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:12:40pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sorry. I typed out a long response about my acquaintance with Dave Brat, but when I went to check a fact, the “private” quote-box disappeared. Maybe another time. The gist was: he knows how to play a crowd, generally. But thinking people aren’t fooled. And—as an academic, whether he was BB&T-funded, I don’t know, but he may as well have been given the Objectivism-sounding lectures I heard from my office.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:13:58pm

re: #123 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, unlike my previous employer,

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, my current employer frowns on drinking at work. We need to have a VP’s approval and presence.

And none of our VPs work at this site.

We have three bars in our office. Yes, three. Last night, we had our company party in our lovely new office building. I think the drinking started before 4 PM. It was still going strong at 9:30 when Mrs. Fish and I sobered up enough to drive home.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:13:58pm

re: #123 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, unlike my previous employer, my current employer frowns on drinking at work. We need to have a VP’s approval and presence.

And none of our VPs work at this site.

Yeah, I was gonna say 6pm, Silicon Valley is still at work. At least, if you want to avoid the traffic.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:15:08pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

After 4PM dinner, Trump retires to the residency in his robe, glued to FOX News.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:15:17pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:16:10pm

re: #126 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yeah, I was gonna say 6pm, Silicon Valley is still at work. At least, if you want to avoid the traffic.

Yes. I see them on 280, heading the other way from me - long streams of Priuses, BMWs, Audis and Teslas.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:16:29pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

Sorry. I typed out a long response about my acquaintance with Dave Brat, but when I went to check a fact, the quote-box disappeared. Maybe another time. The gist was: he knows how to play a crowd, generally. But thinking people aren’t fooled. And—as an academic, whether he was BB&T-funded, I don’t know, but he may as well have been given the Objectivism-sounding lectures I heard from my office.

I tried reading one of Brat’s monographs. I noted several logical errors and overall pomposity in his writing. Mostly, argument by assertion.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:16:43pm

re: #127 GlutenFreeJesus

After 4PM dinner, Trump retires to the residency in his robe, glued to FOX News.

Jesus, he eats the Early Bird Special.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:17:37pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:18:25pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

Like father, like daughter/wife

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It is just sooooo unfair how they treat her. So unfair. Sad how unfair it is believe me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:18:59pm

re: #130 wheat-dogg

I tried reading one of Brat’s monographs. I noted several logical errors and overall pomposity in his writing. Mostly, argument by assertion.

A lot of that among the Libertarian and Libertarian-Adjacent. Like “Everything Government does takes twice as long and costs twice as much!”

You know, except the things you can’t get the Private Sector to do AT ALL. Roadbuilding. Policing. Firefighting. Basic scientific research.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:19:09pm

re: #130 wheat-dogg

I tried reading one of Brat’s monographs. I noted several logical errors and overall pomposity in his writing. Mostly, argument by assertion.

This sums up really well his argument in committee as well. It’s as if his shiny class ring, suit and tie, and slicked-back hair are in themselves citation enough.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:19:58pm

re: #127 GlutenFreeJesus

After 4PM dinner, Trump retires to the residency in his robe, glued to FOX News.

Someone suggested he has sundowner syndrome. I think he’s just effing lazy, and figures a six-hour work day is just fine.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:20:16pm

re: #129 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes. I see them on 280, heading the other way from me - long streams of Priuses, BMWs, Audis and Teslas.

I stayed on campus until at least 7pm because that’s when the carpool lanes opened again and traffic eased up a little bit.

It’s still lousy until at least 8pm.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:20:28pm

re: #106 HappyWarrior

You know, Murphy’s someone I think should be considered for VP possibly or maybe even Pres if he wants it. He’s a smart guy and involved on a lot of issues.

His Senate seat is up for re-election in ‘18, which could help him in the North East come ‘20.
Another plus, he won’t be eligible for Social Security come 2020

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:21:18pm

re: #137 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I stayed on campus until at least 7pm because that’s when the carpool lanes opened again and traffic eased up a little bit.

It’s still lousy until at least 8pm.

Crikey. If I’m on any road around here at 7:00, it’s almost completely empty. 6:00 is touch and go, but even by 6:30 you’re likely to get where you’re going without running into traffic.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:21:42pm

re: #129 Blind Frog Belly White

Yes. I see them on 280, heading the other way from me - long streams of Priuses, BMWs, Audis and Teslas.

And Mercedes Benzes. I especially feel bad for the AMG versions, sitting there like caged tigers pacing and thrashing their tails in boredom in bumper-to-bumper 40 mph traffic, while I fly by at 80+ heading South. Poor bastards.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:22:34pm

Dave Brat is completely out of his mind on right wing acid. Vicious Babushka posted this compilation of his tweets in 2014, and he’s since deleted a lot of them… but not all.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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wheat-dogg  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:22:39pm

re: #135 Barefoot Grin

This sums up really well his argument in committee as well. It’s as if his shiny class ring, suit and tie, and slicked-back hair are in themselves citation enough.

I know the type. I’ve been in the education racket a long time. Brat’s an exemplar.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:23:55pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:24:03pm

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:27:07pm

One month into the administration, we can see that the battle lines are pretty much hardened, as far as where we’re going from here.

The key is that the Republicans in Congress still see it in their own best interest to support whatever Trump wants. As long as this continues Trump will do whatever he pleases.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:27:36pm

more:

dailykos.com

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:28:06pm
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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:28:33pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

Not enough people cared. Many cared, but even more did not.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:29:24pm

re: #148 freetoken

Not enough people cared. Many cared, but even more did not.

Was just going to say this. It isn’t that nobody cared, it’s that the right people didn’t care. The current resistance is admirable, but where was all this outrage before and during the election?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:29:48pm

These motherfuckers are flashing “white power” from the White House? Ah, hell no….

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:31:10pm

re: #149 thedopefishlives

It would appear a great number of our fellow citizens just don’t care enough to pay attention.

We’re fat, dumb, and happy doped up.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:31:57pm

re: #139 thedopefishlives

Crikey. If I’m on any road around here at 7:00, it’s almost completely empty. 6:00 is touch and go, but even by 6:30 you’re likely to get where you’re going without running into traffic.

Traffic here is awful. Just awful.

I do plan my errands around how to avoid it, if possible.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:32:04pm

This is must listen to news.
BREAKING: The ‘rhododendron situation is so bad in Killarney National Park the army may have to be called in to sort it out @rtenews

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:32:17pm

re: #151 freetoken

It would appear a great number of our fellow citizens just don’t care enough to pay attention.

We’re fat, dumb, and happy doped up.

Can I have another Ludeburger?

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freetoken  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:33:09pm

re: #153 gocart mozart

The Rhododendron Situation sounds like the name of an esoteric who-done-it novel.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:33:22pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:35:06pm

It annoys the crap out of me that they focus so heavily on his Army service, which supposedly lasted less than a year.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:35:07pm

re: #151 freetoken

It would appear a great number of our fellow citizens just don’t care enough to pay attention.

We’re fat, dumb, and happy doped up.

Willful ignorance is as much a factor in this, I think. The number of people who “held [their] noses and voted for Trump” is staggering.

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makeitstop  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:35:36pm

re: #66 fern01

While trump is still campaigning and tweeting, seems Pence is giving a 180 view of America to those who used to be allies

Australia has not been asked to increase its military contribution to the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria, according to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
Ms Bishop says current Australian military contribution to fight IS is “appropriate”
Expected to touch on conflict in meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
She says US, like Australia, is “very generous when it comes to resettling refugees”
Ms Bishop described her hour-long meeting with United States Vice-President Mike Pence as “warm” and “constructive” with the pair discussing the refugee resettlement deal and tensions in the South China Sea.
abc.net.au

Australia is still living in dreamland if they think Pence is saying anything that trump agrees with. No way is the US going to honor an agreement made with President Obama on refugees.

And why are the diplomats meeting with VP Pence rather than the President - is he too busy campaigning and playing golf?

I’m starting to think that in these meetings, once Pence is done groveling and apologizing he tells foreign leaders to just not listen to anything Trump says. And Trump gets to say whatever he wants to keep the base riled up.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:36:48pm

re: #152 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Traffic here is awful. Just awful.

I do plan my errands around how to avoid it, if possible.

One thing I’ve heard about Twin Cities traffic is that it has the worst ratio of “bad to good” traffic times in the country. When our traffic is flowing freely, it’s flowing very freely; when it’s bad, it’s REALLY bad.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:37:00pm

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:38:07pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:38:23pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

Well, I just sent an E-mail list out, and three were immediately bounced. One AOL and two other providers.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:38:57pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

Hyperbole is all well and good, but when you have as many dim-witted drooling trolls looking to pounce as you do, sometimes discretion is advised.

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nines09  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:39:16pm

I can sum up the last 8 years in two…uh, three words…..FUCK THE GOP. Thank you, and goodnight. Now go live.

Steve Earle-I thought you should know

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:39:29pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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It really is disturbing.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:39:48pm

Hey Lizards with interests in Japan, check out my latest page.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:40:31pm

re: #75 Eric The Fruit Bat

Remember Trump’s rallying cry about “Taking Their Oil”? Looks like things aren’t so rosy there….

Wolf Street: Biggest Gasoline Glut In 27 Years Could Crash Oil Markets

So tell me, why do we need DaPL again?

As Trump allows even more exploration, and not even just in oil, this will get worse, pushing further down on prices.

Obviously, the only way to fix it is to allow monopolies so they can control prices. //

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bratwurst  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:42:51pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:43:53pm

re: #169 bratwurst

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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:43:56pm

re: #168 Belafon

As Trump allows even more exploration, and not even just in oil, this will get worse, pushing further down on prices.

Obviously, the only way to fix it is to allow monopolies so they can control prices. //

You’d think that Putin would have ordered him to curtail production since THAT would benefit Mother Russia. An oil crash hurts Putin a lot.

But again, the white man (as always) wants to screw over the First Nations to benefit themselves, so they’re going to shove DAPL down their throats.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:44:28pm

It’s a disturbing new world we live in guys.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:47:23pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:48:52pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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A case could be made that such a swing really began in 1994, and just culminated in 2016.

Of course it’s Monday morning quarterback mode, but that’s more than enough time for a major political party to abdicate itself of any sense of logic and reason.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:49:07pm
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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:49:37pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:50:13pm

The Verge: Uber employees say all-hands meeting about sexism allegations was ‘honest, raw, and emotional’

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized for the mistakes that helped create a culture in which an ex-engineer was repeatedly stymied in her attempts to report sexual harassment, in an all-hands meeting at the company’s San Francisco headquarters that employees who participated described as “honest, raw, and emotional.”

Uber employees, who requested anonymity to recount some details of today’s meeting, said they were taken aback by Kalanick’s response to ex-engineer Susan Fowler’s allegations of sexism, which she detailed in an explosive blog post on Sunday. Hours after Fowler’s account went public, Kalanick vowed a thorough investigation, calling her experience “abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.” And the conversation continued in today’s meeting, which ended up turning into a Q&A between Kalanick and his employees.

Employees said it was very rare to see Kalanick care so much and exhibit so much emotion at a staff meeting. (Kalanick appeared to tear up at times during the meeting, according to Bloomberg.) They came away believing that the Uber CEO was taking these allegations extremely seriously and personally, and was completely invested in the results of the investigation.

In an internal email sent to Uber employees yesterday, Kalanick said his company had brought on former US Attorney General Eric Holder to oversee “an independent review” of the issues raised by Fowler. Holder will work with Tammy Albarran, another lawyer at his firm, and Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post (and an Uber board member), as well as Angela Padilla, an in-house lawyer, and Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey. It’s a wide range of people, but critics have already pointed out that an investigation led by so many Uber employees, or in Holder’s case an advocate for Uber, is hardly independent.

If one looked at the blog posts from the engineer in question she was actually threatened at one point by Uber HR. So in short, expect the same performance from Holder that we got with his handling of the miscreants of the financial crises-a big fat zero…..

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:50:36pm

re: #176 gocart mozart

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Seriously, I don’t want to hear Trump supporters lecture my generation about how we’re too sensitive when they’re the reason why we have this guy. This guy who can’t even watch SNL without flipping out.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:53:20pm

re: #99 FormerDirtDart

Like father, like daughter/wife

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The Russians will bail her out like they bailed out her dad, and Chaffetz will go all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:54:56pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:55:51pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:58:07pm

re: #181 Nyet

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 6:59:01pm

re: #180 The Vicious Babushka

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18 is my favorite point of all of it. And, to be fair, I was one of those that decided I’d get my news somewhere else. But now I give money to newspapers to do their work.

It does make me wonder if it would actually be a good idea to have a subscription TV news service. Or maybe that’s called PBS and I should start donating to that as well.

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DuckDharma  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:00:39pm

Keep in mind re: Stephen Miller hand thing that the pictures in the tweet are showing two different prison gang signs.

adl.org
1 - A prison gang sign made with one hand only, specifically with the thumb pointing out

2, “The Peckerwood” made with both hands but the fingers crossed on one hand.
adl.org

It’s possible he’s trying to be slick by using some combination of both but how recognizable would that be? I doubt Richard Spencer knows much about WP prison gangs, for example. So I’m still skeptical of this being like the “ISIS finger point.” I guess I would expect to see more comments about this from actual racists that are supposedly watching these press conferences who are meant to pick up on it.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:01:27pm

re: #181 Nyet

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We should tell these people that during solar flares, the disc becomes slippery and they could fly off into space, and they should carry an anchor around just in case.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:05:03pm

“Flat Earth Retweeted your Tweet”

sigh

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:05:44pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:05:59pm

Spicer may have stepped into a glorious trap….

Eric Wemple: April Ryan stands behind question about Trump’s views on race

In today’s White House press briefing, April D. Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the lessons that President Trump may have taken from his visit Tuesday to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. She asked:

What did the president gain from his tour today? You talked about where he visited, the exhibits that he visited. Did he also visit slavery? And the reason why I’m asking is, is because when he was candidate Trump, he said things like “we made this country,” meaning white America, and not necessarily black. Did he gain —

Not appearing terribly pleased with the premise, Spicer responded, “I don’t know why you would say that. What do you mean?” In turn, Ryan said, “No, no, no, he said that. I heard him say that.” With that, Spicer ventured an explanation of the president’s “eye-opening” tour of the museum.

So the Erik Wemple Blog rang her up. She cited remarks that candidate Trump made in mid-March 2016, such as this quote from a Ohio rally: “We’re people that work very hard. We’re people who’ve built this country and made this country great. And we’re all together and we want to get along with everybody, but when they have organized, professionally staged wise guys, we’ve got to fight back, we’ve got to fight back.”

Ryan tweeted out those remarks at the time:

@realDonaldTrump says We can’t have our first amendment rights taken from us. We are people who built this country and made America great.
11:09 AM - 12 Mar 2016
What Trump said that day and the people to whom he said it matter, as Ryan tells it. “The president said we built this country. He said that on that highly charged event,” said Ryan, noting that the audience for the event was predominantly white. “And now coming into this facility and seeing this new museum, what was his takeaway? Does he still feel the same way? That’s all it was.”

The Erik Wemple Blog moments ago asked Spicer for his take on the matter and we’ll update if we hear back.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:09:55pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:13:08pm

For us connoisseurs of classical music, we lost a great one today….

Star Tribune: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota musical giant, dead at 93

Minnesota’s beloved maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who defected from Commu­nist Poland to lead the Minnesota Or­chestra to new heights, died Tuesday at 93.

During his tenure as music director in the 1960s and ’70s, “Stan” expanded the orchestra’s repertoire and raised its national profile. He regularly returned to that podium between guest-conducting major orchestras around the world and composing his own works in the basement of his Plymouth home.

“I think he gave the Twin Cities a sense of artistic luster that they’ve enjoyed ever since,” said Frederick Harris Jr., author of the Skrowaczewski biography “Seeking the Infinite.”

Reinforcing that cultural milieu by staying in the state while building a distinguished international career, Harris said the Polish-born maestro became “the dean of classical musicians of Minnesota.”

Skrowaczewski suffered a stroke in November and again in February. A memorial will be held March 28 at Orchestra Hall.

“Maestro Skrowaczewski’s mark on the Minnesota Orchestra was significant and continued well beyond his years as music director,” said music director Osmo Vänskä. “He was a consummate musician and conductor, and he will be greatly missed.”

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:14:04pm

Rep. Steve King (R-Bigot) is promoting a “school choice” bill that would directly funnel tax money to religious schools.

Illegal? Of course not, according to the bill:

Payments to parents under subsection (b)(5) shall be considered assistance to the eligible child and shall not be considered assistance to the school that enrolls the eligible child. The amount of any payment under this section shall not be treated as income of the child or his or her parents for purposes of Federal tax laws or for determining eligibility for any other Federal program.

wonkette.com

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:14:47pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:16:14pm

re: #184 DuckDharma

Keep in mind re: Stephen Miller hand thing that the pictures in the tweet are showing two different prison gang signs.

adl.org
1 - A prison gang sign made with one hand only, specifically with the thumb pointing out

2, “The Peckerwood” made with both hands but the fingers crossed on one hand.
adl.org

It’s possible he’s trying to be slick by using some combination of both but how recognizable would that be? I doubt Richard Spencer knows much about WP prison gangs, for example. So I’m still skeptical of this being like the “ISIS finger point.” I guess I would expect to see more comments about this from actual racists that are supposedly watching these press conferences who are meant to pick up on it.

I’m quite sure Richard Spencer knows all about it. There is not much difference between white power prison gangs and uptown Nazis like Spencer.
splcenter.org

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:16:54pm

re: #191 Anymouse

I think the bill is awful but that particular quoted section is consistent in some ways with how scholarships are treated now, at least at the university level. Tuition scholarships are not taxed. Room and board is considered income and can be taxed.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:17:27pm

re: #192 Charles Johnson

Almost looks like Putin’s bot army.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:17:51pm

re: #194 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I think the bill is awful but that particular quoted section is consistent in some ways with how scholarships are treated now, at least at the university level. Tuition scholarships are not taxed. Room and board is considered income and can be taxed.

The point of the bill is to divert tax money to this purpose, not scholarships.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:19:06pm

re: #192 Charles Johnson

If what’s his name the twitter guy actually cared about his company, that should scare him.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:19:16pm

re: #196 Anymouse

The point of the bill is to divert tax money to this purpose, not scholarships.

I did say I thought the bill was awful. I was just commenting that treating the tuition assistance as non-taxable income is consistent with the current implementation of scholarships and nothing more.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:19:53pm

re: #195 Nyet

Almost looks like Putin’s bot army.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:20:50pm

re: #199 Charles Johnson

And the other headlines there are no less insane (and are directed against Trump and Putin enemies).

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:21:01pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:21:07pm

congress.gov (HR 610)

It would repeal the entire purpose of the 1965 Education Act and distribute all funds to parents.

It would also take a shot at school lunches.

SEC. 104. Application.

(a) Application.—To be eligible to receive a grant under this title, a State shall submit an application to the Secretary that includes assurances that the State will—

(1) comply with the requirements of section 105; and

(2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect—

(A) to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the State; or

(B) to home-school their child.

(b) Approval.—Not later than 30 days after receiving an application from a State that meets the requirements of subsection (a), the Secretary shall approve such application.

And of course things like block grants and voucher programmes means they can not fund them properly, forcing the poor out.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:22:37pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:23:37pm

re: #198 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I did say I thought the bill was awful. I was just commenting that treating the tuition assistance as non-taxable income is consistent with the current implementation of scholarships and nothing more.

It is not tuition assistance. It is tax money being taken directly from education and being given to parents religious schools.

You can bet that this won’t go for Muslim religious schools or Jewish religious schools. And as long as religious conservatives have been bashing public schools as “secular godless (read atheistic)” schools, they get to stick it to the non-religious.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:26:01pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:26:01pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:26:14pm

The plan is taco salads for dinner. Yum.

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:28:41pm

re: #192 Charles Johnson

That freaks me out!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:28:58pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:30:33pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:30:40pm

Backstab.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:31:11pm

re: #192 Charles Johnson

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I saw a lot of that during the election. It would take Twitter no time at all to code a response that autoblocks that kind of spam. Instead they stick with their current complaint driven system because they’re afraid of what an effective response would do to their inflated user metrics.

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DuckDharma  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:32:03pm

re: #193 Anymouse

Obviously that’s wrong or more than a few people would have any idea about these hand signs until a few days ago. Spencer’s target audience is college students, not skinheads.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:32:05pm

re: #211 Nyet

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:32:51pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:32:56pm

re: #208 retired cynic

That freaks me out!

We are so primed for a dictator.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:33:06pm
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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:33:35pm
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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:34:25pm

re: #206 Stanley Sea

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Plus, we’re going to hire a bunch of new people to arrest immigrants, lock them up in detention centers that are already full, so they can have their day in court before judges we have nowhere near enough of to get through the existing cases, much less a bunch of new ones. Who is going to pay for all this? How long will it take. Is there a plan beyond terrorizing people? Oh, of course not.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:34:29pm

Ouccchhchchch!

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:38:21pm

re: #206 Stanley Sea

“When America sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” - Mexico

Some might even be Mexicans.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:39:03pm

re: #219 calochortus

Plus, we’re going to hire a bunch of new people to arrest immigrants, lock them up in detention centers that are already full, so they can have their day in court before judges we have nowhere near enough of to get through the existing cases, much less a bunch of new ones. Who is going to pay for all this? How long will it take. Is there a plan beyond terrorizing people? Oh, of course not.

I question if they are going to get to see a judge.

I’m serious.

Kelly, the only not batshit crazy one in the cabinet signed off on this. The brownshirts are ready to act.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:41:21pm

re: #222 Stanley Sea

I question if they are going to get to see a judge.

I’m serious.

Kelly, the only not batshit crazy one in the cabinet signed off on this. The brownshirts are ready to act.

No, they won’t see a judge.

It fits into the conservative mindset that the Bill of Rights only applies to citizens.

The question is whether other countries will accept deportees (or even allow such aircraft into their airspace or busses through their customs houses).

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:41:44pm

Daaaaamn. Blowing up the internet

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:42:00pm

They must breed a special kind of Iowa Republicans….

Daily Kos: Iowa legislature introduces bill to require university faculty applicants to state party affiliation

The legislation proposes that a “person shall not be hired as a professor or instructor member of the faculty at such an institution if the person’s political party affiliation on the date of hire would cause the percentage of faculty belonging to one political party to exceed by ten percent the percentage of faculty belonging to the other political party.”
The Secretary of State’s office would be directed to provide voter registration lists to the colleges so that new job applicants’ party affiliation could be checked before the hiring process gets underway. Graciously, (Iowa State Sen. Mark) Chelgren (R) allows for people registered as No Party to slip through the process without facing the litmus test.
The obvious impact and purpose of this bill would be to ban Democrats from getting hired anymore at Iowa colleges. If you took a survey right now, it’s highly likely that Iowa professors are registered as Democrats at a much higher rate than Republican. So any new hires would be strictly limited to Republican or No Party voters.

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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:42:40pm

re: #222 Stanley Sea

I question if they are going to get to see a judge.

I’m serious.

Kelly, the only not batshit crazy one in the cabinet signed off on this. The brownshirts are ready to act.

Some may not, but when that happens, I think there will be pushback, since they do have a legal right to a hearing and there are still a lot of people with a vested interest in the rule of law. What they won’t get is an immigration lawyer, which is unfortunate.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:43:03pm

re: #220 Nyet

Spencer has always been like this. He’s an asshole who attacks other assholes. He’s also bashed Chuck C. Johnson.

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stpaulbear  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:44:17pm

re: #160 thedopefishlives

One thing I’ve heard about Twin Cities traffic is that it has the worst ratio of “bad to good” traffic times in the country. When our traffic is flowing freely, it’s flowing very freely; when it’s bad, it’s REALLY bad.

I live three miles from work and my commute is kind of weird. I can hop onto 35E in the morning and it moves along at the speed limit (45mph because reasons) until I jump off on the other side of downtown, but if I try to go home by the same route at 4:30 I get stuck in the freeway crawl from hell. I just take 7th street home. Not real speedy but less frustrating than sitting motionless on the freeway. The drive home goes past dozens of very yummy restaurants.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:45:07pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

Spencer has always been like this. He’s an asshole who attacks other assholes. He’s also bashed Chuck C. Johnson.

I’d assumed he was totally useless, but if he’s sowing discord on the right, he’s not the waste of oxygen I thought he was.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:45:36pm

re: #224 Dr. Matt

Daaaaamn. Blowing up the internet

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Charles Johnson: The new Kim Kardashian. /s

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wheat-dogg  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:47:01pm

re: #223 Anymouse

No, they won’t see a judge.

It fits into the conservative mindset that the Bill of Rights only applies to citizens.

The question is whether other countries will accept deportees (or even allow such aircraft into their airspace or busses through their customs houses).

Those other countries should respond by refusing Americans entry, changing visa requirements, and/or recalling ambassadors.

Seriously, mass deportations create a problem both for us and the receiving nations. What do you do with all those people? How do you handle the paperwork at the borders and airports? Where do they go once they arrive at the receiving country?

AFAIK changes in immigration and visa policies are communicated several months in advance, so airlines and foreign nations can prepare. Trump is giving no one anytime to adjust, and that’s going to piss off a lot of people.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:48:02pm

re: #226 calochortus

Some may not, but when that happens, I think there will be pushback, since they do have a legal right to a hearing and there are still a lot of people with a vested interest in the rule of law. What they won’t get is an immigration lawyer, which is unfortunate.

I’m going to ask the local ACLU if they can use clerical help.

All hands on deck.

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prairiefire  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:48:18pm

Taboo boo boo Tom Hardy on tv.

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:49:10pm

The more I see of what is going on, the more I see DT as the Master of Laketown, as portrayed by Stephen Frye, and directed by Peter Jackson. ML was ahead of his time.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:49:30pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

I live three miles from work and my commute is kind of weird. I can hop onto 35E in the morning and it moves along at the speed limit (45mph because reasons) until I jump off on the other side of downtown, but if I try to go home by the same route at 4:30 I get stuck in the freeway crawl from hell. I just take 7th street home. Not real speedy but less frustrating than sitting motionless on the freeway. The drive home goes past dozens of very yummy restaurants.

My commute has always been asymmetrical. Leaving the west suburbs at 5:00 AM ensures that traffic flowing into the Cities is smooth, but no matter what reasonable hour I leave in the afternoon, traffic is always stacked up. It’s only less bad if I leave work early.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:50:30pm

New Nike commercial celebrates 5 Middle Eastern female athletes

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:51:05pm

re: #235 thedopefishlives

My commute has always been asymmetrical. Leaving the west suburbs at 5:00 AM ensures that traffic flowing into the Cities is smooth, but no matter what reasonable hour I leave in the afternoon, traffic is always stacked up. It’s only less bad if I leave work early.

My commute is the same as my wife’s: a block walk to the Village Hall/Public Library.

Pretty much don’t have to worry about traffic.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:52:12pm

re: #237 Anymouse

My commute is the same as my wife’s: a block walk to the Village Hall/Public Library.

Pretty much don’t have to worry about traffic.

Mine used to be a lot worse. I live in the west suburbs of the Twin Cities metropolis. I currently work on the west side of the Cities. I used to work dead center downtown St. Paul, which is about as far away from my home as you can reasonably get without going all the way to Wisconsin.

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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:52:14pm

Aaand, just what we need. The rain, which was supposed to be out of here for a few days, is coming down fairly hard.
The chimney is leaking so water is dripping into the fireplace. Still. The guy came out last Saturday and did a bunch of patching, but apparently not the right spots. He’ll be back out in a couple days.
Still, it’s not like having one’s house/road/car under water. I just want to be done with it. There are too many things in my life that are “in process” or I’m waiting to hear back about or whatever. When I decide to be a grown-up (which at my age, I should be) I want to be able to check that stuff off as DONE.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:52:36pm

re: #237 Anymouse

My commute is the same as my wife’s: a block walk to the Village Hall/Public Library.

Pretty much don’t have to worry about traffic.

What if there’s a mad bull running around?

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:53:07pm

re: #213 DuckDharma

Who didn’t have an idea about them? The people that use them as dog whistles?

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:53:47pm

re: #239 calochortus

… There are too many things in my life that are “in process” or I’m waiting to hear back about or whatever. When I decide to be a grown-up (which at my age, I should be) I want to be able to check that stuff off as DONE.

Sorry. That never stops!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:54:00pm

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:56:28pm

re: #31 Anymouse

Maryland school orders teachers to take down “diversity” posters, citing they are “anti-Trump.”
huffingtonpost.com?

Didn’t know Carroll County was so messed up. I live in Southern Maryland and it’s pretty deep blue. I forget that there are some very White Conservative areas in Maryland.

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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:57:40pm

re: #242 retired cynic

Sorry. That never stops!

Yeah. Unfortunately. This has just been a bad month. Tooth in the midst of getting itself a crown, clogged drain, leaky chimney, Mr. C. had a tooth issue, I’m trying to get a shower door replaced, need to arrange caterer for anniversary party. Mr. C. has enough going on that most of this is falling to me to deal with. Oh well…

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:58:24pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

I’m really hoping that we get a Democratic wave in 2018. The odds are against us but you know what, we can do this.

We did it as recently as 2008. So yes we can.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 7:58:54pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:01:06pm
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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:01:37pm

re: #244 Patricia Kayden

Didn’t know Carroll County was so messed up. I live in Southern Maryland and it’s pretty deep blue. I forget that there are some very White Conservative areas in Maryland.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:03:33pm

re: #249 calochortus

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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:04:30pm

re: #250 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:06:17pm

re: #251 calochortus

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:07:14pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:08:17pm

Huh. Twitter locked me out because I called that KiTA weirdo a “****.” Had to delete offending tweet. First time that’s happened. Dude must’ve reported me.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:08:23pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:08:36pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:10:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:11:19pm

re: #254 teleskiguy

Huh. Twitter locked me out because I called that KiTA weirdo a “****.” Had to delete offending tweet. First time that’s happened. Dude must’ve reported me.

Twitter’s new efforts to stop harassment are just as inconsistent and ineffective as ever.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:12:45pm

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gwangung  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:12:45pm

re: #225 Eric The Fruit Bat

They must breed a special kind of Iowa Republicans….

Daily Kos: Iowa legislature introduces bill to require university faculty applicants to state party affiliation

Taking to heart their lessons from Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, I see….

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:13:17pm

Okay, now I am mad at my cat.

I just tried to give him his insulin shot, and instead of him normally sitting and accepting it, he twisted right when I was to push the plunger on the syringe.

The syringe shifted out of his neck nape and into my left thumb just as I was pushing the plunger, and I got a syringe full of insulin.

It’s something less than the four units he is prescribed (maybe half of that), and he weighs about one sixth of my weight, so I’m hoping that an insulin shot won’t cause me too much trouble.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:13:21pm

re: #258 Charles Johnson

Twitter’s new efforts to stop harassment are just as inconsistent and ineffective as ever.

Agreed. I guess I better not call anyone nasty names from now on.

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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:14:00pm

re: #261 Anymouse

I think you’ll be alright.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:14:01pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

Agreed. I guess I better not call anyone nasty names from now on.

Especially not the special snowflakes. They excel at figuring out how to get you into trouble without getting into trouble themselves.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:14:07pm

re: #240 Nyet

What if there’s a mad bull running around?

Well, there was the time a couple years ago one escaped, ran into town, and staved in the front of the Post Office.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:14:42pm
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Belafon  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:15:02pm

re: #260 gwangung

Taking to heart their lessons from Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot, I see….

Someone should suggest he name it the Cultural Revolution law.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:15:14pm

re: #263 teleskiguy

I think you’ll be alright.

Either that or I will start craving whipped cream covered chocolate bars. /s

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:15:43pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:15:58pm

re: #268 Anymouse

Either that or I will start craving whipped cream covered chocolate bars. /s

That sounds yummy.///

Actually, part of me wants another drink. Part of me realizes bed is coming soon.

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calochortus  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:16:09pm

re: #268 Anymouse

Either that or I will start craving whipped cream covered chocolate bars. /s

Seems like a good excuse to have a candy bar. With or without the whipped cream.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:16:36pm

re: #258 Charles Johnson

Twitter’s new efforts to stop harassment are just as inconsistent and ineffective as ever.

They’re very effective. “Which costs us more money, blocking a harasser or a victim?”

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DuckDharma  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:16:38pm

re: #241 JordanRules

This is why I’m not sold on this. Who exactly was supposed to catch the whistle (a partial, incorrectly made gesture related to a Texas prison gang)? I guess Miller really lucked out that the Reuters photographer taking pictures of him that day decided to use that one then, huh?

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:16:46pm

re: #266 FormerDirtDart

A VERY good time to point that out. How sad. Every year, how sad.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:19:13pm

I’m sure they’re happy to sacrifice to pay security for our new three White Houses.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:20:25pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:20:34pm

Rick Wilson is still a GOP shill who wants to halt progress. But he does have a way with words when describing Fuckface Von Clownstick.

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:20:40pm

re: #275 jaunte

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I’m sure they’re happy to sacrifice to pay security for our new three White Houses.

That should be tweeted back to them.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:21:27pm

re: #277 teleskiguy

Cheeto Jesus. That’s right up there with President Trumperdinck, if you ask me.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:21:59pm
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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:24:46pm
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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:25:16pm

re: #280 Kragar

That’s almost enough to make me sign up for Twitter, so I could retweet!

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:29:08pm
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wheat-dogg  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:33:22pm

Malaysia police are now seeking several others, including a North Korean embassy official, in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

telegraph.co.uk

Kuala Lumpur police have also placed armed guards at the city morgue, because someone tried to break in recently, presumably to steal the body. NK did not want Malaysia to conduct an autopsy, and when Malaysia refused to hand over the body, NK said it would not recognize the results of any Malaysian autopsy.

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Anymouse  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:36:08pm

re: #280 Kragar

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Great. I still have the Nazi rancher to my north, who just mailed out his hate newsletter all over the Panhandle in a bulk mailing to every resident.

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Nyet  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:36:46pm

re: #281 Anymouse

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No, Donald himself.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 21, 2017 • 8:37:16pm

re: #286 Nyet

No, Donald himself.

I like the cut of your jib, sailor.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2017 • 9:30:55pm

re: #273 DuckDharma

People here know what it is, but yes, lots of deniability. Prison culture is not that isolated IMO.


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