Watch Live: CPAC, Festival of Right Wing Lunacy, Featuring Lots of Guns

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Here’s the live video feed from CPAC, the annual exhibition of right wing bad craziness. For example, as I write this, the current “panel discussion” is an NRA-sponsored nightmare urging women to buy lots and lots of guns because it’s the only way for them to be “safe.” After this, the guy who wanted to wreck the United Nations, former UN ambassador John Bolton. And after that, failed CEO and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

Also scheduled for today, discussions with lovely titles like “How Did the Left Capture Education and How Do We Get It Back?” and “Repealing Obama’s Banking Monstrosity and Making Money Work Again: Making Money Great Again.”

Here’s the complete agenda (not all of which will be shown in the live feed).

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588 comments

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:29:41am

Meanwhile…

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:30:50am

Thread from a reporter in Mosul, with photographs (including American soldiers):

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:33:19am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:36:02am
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:36:10am
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:37:39am

“You’re not really reporting unless you get banned from the White House gaggle.”

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Interesting Times  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:37:44am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:39:41am

I would so do this.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:40:08am
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Interesting Times  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:41:07am
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Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:41:22am

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Maybe this will FINALLY be a wake up call to the press to stop the Stenography and go back to actual investigative journalism!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:41:31am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:41:54am
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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:42:26am

re: #11 Joe Bacon

Maybe this will FINALLY be a wake up call to the press to stop the Stenography and go back to actual investigative journalism!

Nope. Access is more important.

Subscribe to my local newspaper. It’s way cheaper than the New York Times and you still get “all Trump, all the time.”

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:46:49am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:47:50am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Period.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:48:21am
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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:48:41am

One America News✔
@OANN

Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ? Via @Liz_Wheeler:

Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ? Via @Liz_Wheeler

via @YouTube
8:00 PM - 21 Feb 2017

What the hell are they even talking about?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:49:06am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

—30—

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Interesting Times  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:50:06am

Okay…hope this starts a trend…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:50:32am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

“Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ, if doing so violated that atheist’s religious beliefs?”

Uh… ATHEISTS DON’T HAVE “RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,” YOU FUCKING MORON.

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Myron Falwell  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:50:52am

re: #18 Anymouse

What the hell are they even talking about?

They are simply trolling for an audience of any sort. Literally. No one watches OANN.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:51:38am

re: #20 Interesting Times

Okay…hope this starts a trend…

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Like they banned Kellyanne Conway (they said they did, then they let her back on).

Not hopeful here: Access is more important than journalism.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:53:43am

The blush is off the rose

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:53:43am

re: #22 Myron Falwell

They are simply trolling for an audience of any sort. Literally. No one watches OANN.

Unfortunately… One America News Network - Wikipedia

One America has limited national carriage on Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse, along with a number of regional cable providers, including CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications, and GCI. As of 2015, it is available in 15 million homes.

No way to know how many people are watching, but 15 million homes ain’t nobody.

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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:55:38am

re: #22 Myron Falwell

They are simply trolling for an audience of any sort. Literally. No one watches OANN.

My dad uses OANN for background noise while he naps.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:56:31am

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:57:00am

These might be easier to read:
1st image
2nd image

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:57:22am
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sagehen  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:58:24am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately… One America News Network - Wikipedia

No way to know how many people are watching, but 15 million homes ain’t nobody.

How many of those homes are in the US?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:58:39am

Asymmetry: Trump’s supporters are okay with the idea of the Government shutting down actual news outlets, leaving only propaganda providers, but we’re not okay with the Government shutting down the propaganda providers.

This asymmetry is a problem I’m not sure how to address.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:58:48am

re: #21 Charles Johnson

“Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ, if doing so violated that atheist’s religious beliefs?”

Uh… ATHEISTS DON’T HAVE “RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,” YOU FUCKING MORON.

At OANN:

… What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:58:56am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Unfortunately… One America News Network - Wikipedia

No way to know how many people are watching, but 15 million homes ain’t nobody.

Yeah, my Verizon makes me pay for this with my package. I also “get” some other wingnut “news” station (Newsmax, I think).

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 11:59:44am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Who eats a crucifix cake?

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Mike Lamb  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:00:09pm

re: #27 Kragar

Of course we’d force them to decorate it…by placing it in a large jar of urine. Duh!

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:00:26pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

My favorite “religious expression” example slipped in there… “a climate scientist forced to teach a class debunking global warming.” Yes, because scientific beliefs based on observable data and analysis is exactly the same thing as religious faith based on a book written hundreds or thousands of years ago and translated multiple times.

Also, I’m fairly certain that most (if not all) atheists would have no problem decorating an alter, since a job is a job is a job.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:00:27pm

re: #33 Sir John Barron

Yeah, my Verizon makes me pay for this with my package. I also “get” some other wingnut “news” station (Newsmax, I think).

Cut your cable service and subscribe to my local newspaper. It’s way cheaper.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:01:40pm

re: #28 FormerDirtDart

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These might be easier to read:
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2nd image

You can just click the button below the tweet labeled “Images.” That’s what it’s there for.

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calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:02:08pm

re: #27 Kragar

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Well, as an atheist, I once turned down a commission to weave a church-related item. It would have involved design and, as someone who grew up in a completely nonreligious household, I didn’t feel competent to do it. Had they said, “Can you weave this design, this size, in these colors?” I would have been more than happy to do it. So, I guess if you include not doing things I’m not qualified to do as a religious exemption, that would count.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:03:50pm

I remember reading somewhere that there is an Orthodox Jewish family in Italy that has been making the Pope’s jewelry for centuries.

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KGxvi  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:04:37pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

“Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ, if doing so violated that atheist’s religious beliefs?”

Uh… ATHEISTS DON’T HAVE “RELIGIOUS BELIEFS,” YOU FUCKING MORON.

From a constitutional law standpoint, atheists do have religious beliefs, sort of. The Supreme Court explained (I think it was O’Connor writing for the majority and Scalia dissenting, but I’d need to find the case to be sure) that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion. So, the absence of a belief in god is protected the same way that a belief in Zeus, Allah, Vishnu, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the Trinity. The bigger problem is that they are confusing (likely on purpose) religious actions and economic actions.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:09:43pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:10:11pm

Since the protest money is supposedly untraceable, I guess that means I don’t have to pay taxes on it?

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, my cross stitch habit thanks you, Soros. I just need to find some time to fit it in amidst all my protesting.

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Skandal  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:10:17pm
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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:11:19pm

re: #41 KGxvi

From a constitutional law standpoint, atheists do have religious beliefs, sort of. The Supreme Court explained (I think it was O’Connor writing for the majority and Scalia dissenting, but I’d need to find the case to be sure) that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion. So, the absence of a belief in god is protected the same way that a belief in Zeus, Allah, Vishnu, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the Trinity. The bigger problem is that they are confusing (likely on purpose) religious actions and economic actions.

They are also throwing out a libertarian argument: You should be able to refuse anyone for any reason in a business.

My go to argument is:

I am an atheist. Everyone in my town knows that. If the general store here refuses me service for “religious reasons,” the next store is sixteen miles away.

Everyone in that store also knows I am an atheist. If they also refuse me service, the next store is sixty miles away.

It is the same problem that African-Americans had travelling in the South during Jim Crow. The argument was that they could go to some other business.

The reality was if another business accepted African-Americans, that business would be boycotted out of business by the majority.

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scottslemmons  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:11:56pm

Did y’all see Colbert making fun of Alex Jones?

Infowars’ Alex Jones Is Trump’s CAPS LOCK Advisor

“This is why you don’t mix steroids with peyote” is a keeper.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:12:47pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:12:48pm

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sagehen  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:12:54pm

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

I remember reading somewhere that there is an Orthodox Jewish family in Italy that has been making the Pope’s jewelry for centuries.

“Why do you think they call it Jew-elry?”
—Professor Griff, the week before (and reason why) Public Enemy fired him.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:15:34pm
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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:22:02pm

And Canadian conservatives is ripping off CPAC by holding their annual Manning Conference this weekend as well.

They are holding 4 way Conservative leadership debates now. If you want to meet the vile Chris Alexander, or the viler Kellie Leitch, tune in now!

ctvnews.ca

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:26:14pm
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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:28:18pm

re: #52 lockjawcanbefun

And Canadian conservatives is ripping off CPAC by holding their annual Manning Conference this weekend as well.

They are holding 4 way Conservative leadership debates now. If you want to meet the vile Chris Alexander, or the viler Kellie Leitch, tune in now!

ctvnews.ca

Andrew Scheer may not look as bad on the outside but he’s pure right wing libertarian.

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Ubiq  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:28:25pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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You forgot “Alex Jones: Direct line to the president”

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:29:57pm
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Franklin  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:30:14pm

I have no idea how I made it to these videos, but for Waking Dead fans here is Ross Marquand (Aaron) doing celebrity impersonations

Celebrity Nano-Impressions with Ross Marquand

More Dead-On Celebrity Impressions by Ross Marquand

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Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:31:23pm

re: #33 Sir John Barron

Yeah, my Verizon makes me pay for this with my package. I also “get” some other wingnut “news” station (Newsmax, I think).

That’s why I killed my cable box. I just subscribed to Sling which doesn’t carry 19th Century Fox or the Jesus channels!

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:34:48pm

re: #18 Anymouse

One America News✔
@OANN

Would liberals force an atheist to decorate the crucifix of Jesus Christ? Via @Liz_Wheeler:

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8:00 PM - 21 Feb 2017

What the hell are they even talking about?

I assume this is in reaction to the Washington State Supreme Court ruling against the florist who wouldn’t sell flowers to the same sex couple getting married.

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Citizen K  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:35:42pm
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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:37:25pm

re: #60 Citizen K

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Makes a great pinned tweet:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:38:29pm
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calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:39:49pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

I can think of some cabinet members who might like to be on it… Or at least I’d like them to be there.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:41:08pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

Now this reckless idiot wants to put a crew on the first flight of a brand new rocket. @Reuters

Hey, it’s not rocket science.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:42:01pm

That’s some good ouzo. ;)

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:43:51pm

re: #60 Citizen K

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:44:08pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

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Skip Intro  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:44:13pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

Good idea. Let’s put the entire Trump family on board.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:44:34pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:44:40pm

Oh look, the chimney repair guy is pulling up in front of the house. Let’s hope he can find the leak this time. Of course, we won’t have heavy rain to test it out for a few days at least, which is actually fine with me.
BBL

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:46:51pm

re: #23 Anymouse

I don’t think they said they banned her. They chose not to have her on the sunday morning show because the White House was pimping her around.

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Franklin  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:48:34pm

We’ve gone from We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard to Donald Trump in just 56 short years. We had a good run though.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:48:51pm

How goddamned desperate for one good news cycle do you have to be to needlessly gamble astronaut lives on a mission that essentially boils down to a joy ride? Tech has advanced a lot since Apollo 8, a human presence adds nothing to the scientific value of this flight. It’s purely a publicity stunt and one with an enormous downside if anything goes wrong.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:49:04pm

re: #57 Franklin

I have no idea how I made it to these videos, but for Waking Dead fans here is Ross Marquand (Aaron) doing celebrity impersonations

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Video

He’s good!

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:49:15pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:50:14pm

One of my coworkers keeps putting OANN on in the break room.

I wish I knew who it was.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:50:49pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

California has more regulations than Mississippi. Someone please explain how the regulations are job killing.

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Franklin  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:51:13pm

re: #72 Franklin

We’ve gone from We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard to Donald Trump in just 56 short years. We had a good run though.

We Choose the Moon

Watching this makes me angry at the fact we elected such a goddamn buffoon. He’s not qualified to hold any previous presidents jock strap, and that includes GWB.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:52:26pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

One of my coworkers keeps putting OANN on in the break room.

I wish I knew who it was.

Nuke the entire site fom orbit

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:53:00pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

How goddamned desperate for one good news cycle do you have to be to needlessly gamble astronaut lives on a mission that essentially boils down to a joy ride? Tech has advanced a lot since Apollo 8, a human presence adds nothing to the scientific value of this flight. It’s purely a publicity stunt and one with an enormous downside if anything goes wrong.

And, guaran-fucking-teed, if this does happen and there is a LOCV (loss of crew and vehicle, such as with Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia), Trump will break records trying to put all of the blame on NASA.

Fuck him.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:53:04pm

re: #71 Belafon

I don’t think they said they banned her. They chose not to have her on the sunday morning show because the White House was pimping her around.

Kellyanne Conway CNN Ban Ends 48-Hours after It Begun (goes to the New York Daily News)

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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:54:20pm

re: #79 Timothy Watson

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You can buy a universal remote key fob that quickly learns to hijack most TVs. A bit aggressive, but…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:54:59pm

re: #80 TedStriker

And, guaran-fucking-teed, if this does happen and there is a LOCV (loss of crew and vehicle), Trump will break records trying to put all of the blame on NASA.

Fuck him.

Maybe they could put dummies in seats and just tell Trump there’s a crew…

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whitebeach  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:55:22pm

re: #70 calochortus

Oh look, the chimney repair guy is pulling up in front of the house. Let’s hope he can find the leak this time. Of course, we won’t have heavy rain to test it out for a few days at least, which is actually fine with me.
BBL

You got some kinda garden hose, right? Maybe a ladder if you need it? Then you’ve got the equivalent of a tropical downpour for your testing for however long you want to run it.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:55:51pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

Quick…someone check when the most recent viewing of The Martian was on television.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:55:57pm

re: #82 Decatur Deb

You can buy a universal remote key fob that quickly learns to hijack most TVs. A bit aggressive, but…

tvbgone.com (description and site to purchase it)

All it does is cycle through all the codes for OFF to television sets. I have one. Useful in getting away from FOX News Channel propaganda.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:56:24pm

re: #81 Anymouse

Kellyanne Conway CNN Ban Ends 48-Hours after It Begun (goes to the New York Daily News)

Reading through that, it doesn’t change my opinion. CNN turned her down for that day, everyone else called it a ban - we all went “yay, keep it up” - and then they had her on Tuesday, and we all went “boo”.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:56:43pm

re: #65 Nyet

That’s some good ouzo. ;)

Since I like Retsina, I am not the one to say how nasty ouzo is. (I hate licorice.)

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:57:11pm
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Franklin  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:58:16pm

re: #89 Kragar

$oro$

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:59:01pm

re: #87 Belafon

Reading through that, it doesn’t change my opinion. CNN turned her down for that day, everyone else called it a ban - we all went “yay, keep it up” - and then they had her on Tuesday, and we all went “boo”.

Well, I suppose one could view it either way.

In the end, CNN decided it needed access more than it needed journalism. Lot of good it did them today.

They’ll be back for “can I have another slap” tomorrow.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 12:59:09pm

re: #88 wrenchwench

I used to hate ouzo. Now I don’t understand people who empty out the glass in one go. It should be savored.

PS: Then again, I hate vodka ;)

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Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:00:15pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

One of my coworkers keeps putting OANN on in the break room.

I wish I knew who it was.

Look for the Sarah Palin photo on their desk.

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Skandal  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:00:24pm
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nines09  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:00:37pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

How goddamned desperate for one good news cycle do you have to be to needlessly gamble astronaut lives on a mission that essentially boils down to a joy ride? Tech has advanced a lot since Apollo 8, a human presence adds nothing to the scientific value of this flight. It’s purely a publicity stunt and one with an enormous downside if anything goes wrong.

Insane does not cover it.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:01:37pm

“…This bill, if ever implemented, would enforce life-shortening discrimination against the disabled and the chronically ill. It’ll reduce the number of Americans who can access health care, and it’ll penalize anyone who suffers from the traditionally deadly combination of poverty and illness.”

“Volk und Rasse was a monthly magazine focusing on the “positive” side of Nazi racial theory, strengthening German racial stock. I’ve added illustrations from an August 1936 issue of displays from Nazi racial exhibitions, many of which were held throughout the country during the 1930’s. Those with genetic illnesses are presented in the worst possible light. “
germanpropaganda.blogspot.com

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:01:44pm
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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:01:55pm
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Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:02:12pm

re: #64 Decatur Deb

Hey, it’s not rocket science.

Putin insists that Dr. Zachary Smith be included in the rocket crew!

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:03:55pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:05:05pm

re: #99 Joe Bacon

Putin insists that Dr. Zachary Smith be included in the rocket crew!

Looking him up…

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:05:20pm

re: #100 Kragar

There’s obviously a whole cabal of leftist Jews out there sponsoring this. Ask Spencer and Chucky.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:06:35pm

re: #100 Kragar

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You talk about these “facts” of yours as if they actually matter. The Right has its alternative facts, and its an alternative fact that Soros is paying big money to protestors.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:07:01pm
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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:07:12pm

So, Trump booted out news outlets from press briefings in favor of those that give him positive coverage. I have to ask, where are all the fuckers who love to remind us that “the 2nd Amendment protects the 1st” whenever gun control comes up? Couldn’t have been a hollow statement, right?

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:08:54pm

re: #96 jaunte

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Eugenics by another name.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:09:36pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

And freedom is slavery.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:10:12pm

re: #80 TedStriker

And, guaran-fucking-teed, if this does happen and there is a LOCV (loss of crew and vehicle, such as with Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia), Trump will break records trying to put all of the blame on NASA Obama.

Fuck him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:10:18pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:11:00pm

re: #62 Charles Johnson

That’s an excellent idea, provided Bannon, Trump, Pence and Ryan are on the rocket, and Trump political appointees are in charge of mission control.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:11:29pm
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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:12:12pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:12:20pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

How goddamned desperate for one good news cycle do you have to be to needlessly gamble astronaut lives on a mission that essentially boils down to a joy ride? Tech has advanced a lot since Apollo 8, a human presence adds nothing to the scientific value of this flight. It’s purely a publicity stunt and one with an enormous downside if anything goes wrong.

Just like the botched Yemen raid.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:13:40pm

re: #111 MsJ

I think all they have to do is wait for the leaks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:14:07pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

Look for the Sarah Palin photo on their desk.

Well there is a car I see in the parking lot with Gadsden flag and III% stickers…

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:14:29pm

re: #41 KGxvi

I don’t think they are doing it on purpose. It’s simply that among the revolutionaries masquerading as conservatives there is no difference in their minds.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:14:37pm

re: #66 MsJ

Cunning linguists… nice..

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:15:21pm

re: #114 Belafon

I think all they have to do is wait for the leaks.

Which are going to be YUGE! The biggest leaks in American history!

In all seriousness, at some point the GOP has got to see how this is going to kill them. Right?

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Sir John Barron  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:16:06pm

re: #96 jaunte

well who cares about the sick and disabled? where’s the personal responsibility?

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:16:31pm

re: #115 Eclectic Cyborg

Well there is a car I see in the parking lot with Gadsden flag and III% stickers…

That might be your co-worker.

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mmmirele  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:16:38pm

I absolutely resent the “paid protester” drill. As everyone knows, I have regularly protested various organizations since the 1980s. I’ve done dozens of pickets of Scientology from California to Florida and states in between. I spent seven months picketing Mark Driscoll’s “church” in Scottsdale last year. I PAID for all that out of my own pocket. Last year, I figure it cost me around ~$1,000 to picket, with the biggest single chunk being the GoPro and the equipment to wear it.

I flatly RESENT this idea that those of us who go out and protest are being paid to do so. That’s simply not the truth. The truth is that if you work at it hard enough and long enough, getting into someone’s face over and over and over again alerts the public that something’s wrong. Scientology is not the organization it was in the 1990s, when even the Clinton State Department took up Scientology’s issues with Germany. (For the record, I am opposed to what Germany was doing to Scientology, but then again, we don’t—currently—have the same history Germany has with high-pressure groups.) Scientology is the butt of jokes now, and it took dozens and hundreds of people picketing, over and over again, in various ways, to get that out. I’m proud of what we did there.

And so today, I’m going to Congressman Andy Biggs’ office to picket because he won’t have a town hall, but does have the time to go on friendly talk radio shows and show up for a CPAC panel.

The tl;dr is: I’m probably the closest thing to a “professional protester” on LGF, and I pay for it, all of it.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:18:02pm

re: #118 MsJ

Which are going to be YUGE! The biggest leaks in American history!

In all seriousness, at some point the GOP has got to see how this is going to kill them. Right?

Only if the GOP starts seeing tangible losses (e.g., House races in gerrymandered House districts). For now, anything goes.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:19:29pm

re: #67 Kragar

“Better than that, Mr. President, we’ll consider putting you and Mr. Bannon on it.”

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:20:13pm

re: #121 mmmirele

Once again, respect for your struggle against the Co$.

And yes, that’s gaslighting on a grand scale.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:20:32pm

re: #122 EPR-radar

Only if the GOP starts seeing tangible losses (e.g., House races in gerrymandered House districts). For now, anything goes.

Price’s replacement race in Georgia will be interesting. The Democrat has something like 12K volunteers, and the DCCC has decided to help as well. If the Democrats could win that one, the GOP would freak out.

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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:20:35pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

Trump’s defenders will probably invariably point to the shuttle flights. Let’s just ignore that they had manned test flights (drop flights of the Enterprise) from its 747 carrier. And that NASA underestimated the risks of those flights (and the issues from the external tanks dropping insulation against the shuttle or O-ring fragility under certain temperature conditions (both ended up causing loss of the entire crews of the Columbia and Challenger respectively).

The first several manned missions were test flights under specific conditions. But Trump wants the political gain from sending our people back into space on one of our spacecraft. Just ignore that the Space X flights (Dragon) has been moving in that direction and even they have setbacks. It’s not completely risk free, even now.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:20:46pm

re: #122 EPR-radar

Only if the GOP starts seeing tangible losses (e.g., House races in gerrymandered House districts). For now, anything goes.

We’ve said this before but gerrymandering only works when there are small losses. If enough people within a gerrymandered district turn on the GOP all bets are off.

I can’t say this will happen but there are a lot of unhappy people out there, a lot of whom are Republicans.

The novelty has worn off trump and the taint is taking hold. It’s not cute any longer. People are going to lose their healthcare. These are Republican’s ducking their constituents in republican held districts.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:21:28pm

The outfits excluded from the WH availability today should immediately use this against the administration. It would be even better if they treated it as Republicans vs. the press and the people and fired their both-siderist shills (like David Brooks).

In the Trump Era, any outfit that isn’t banned from WH availability must not be doing any real reporting.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:21:46pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:22:10pm

These creatures are despicable.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:24:08pm

It’s Friday. I’m going OT.

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Major security bug just disclosed today, btw.

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CongoJack  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:24:25pm

re: #120 Anymouse

That might be your co-worker.

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Remember when FOX News was asked to leave by Obama because of the outright and provable lies they told. Every other news organization stood up for them. Now that is one of the “liberal” news agencies will FOX News come to the plate and give a helping hand to CNN?

Article about 5 other news agencies saying they wouldn’t do an interview with Obama WH if FOX News wasn’t included.

I’ll hold my breath…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:24:29pm

Enjoying a cold beer outside at a mom n pop brewery after a good day getting ballot petitions signed.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:24:52pm

re: #123 Shiplord Kirel

“Better than that, Mr. President, we’ll consider putting you and Mr. Bannon on it.”

I honestly had not read the comments at Twitter when I posted that. Many of them, possibly most, are along the same line, some quite a bit funnier.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:25:22pm

re: #132 CongoJack

Remember when FOX News was asked to leave by Obama because of the outright and provable lies they told. Every other news organization stood up for them. Now that is one of the “liberal” news agencies will FOX News come to the plate and give a helping hand to CNN?

Article about 5 other news agencies saying they wouldn’t do an interview with Obama WH if FOX News wasn’t included.

I’ll hold my breath…

From what I understand, Time and AP refused to go to meet Spicer because of the ban.

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:25:39pm

The CPAC Russian flag pranksters step forward.

Two young, progressive activists from DC, Jason Charter and Ryan Clayton with the group Americans Take Action, purchased tickets to the conference, and handed out nearly 1,000 flags to attendees as a prank. After they were thrown out of the conference, they told TPM they wanted to “shed light on an important issue”—namely, the drip of revelations of backchannel communications between the Russian government and the Trump campaign—and allow people to “get a laugh out of their day.”

Charter, 22, told TPM by phone that he and Clayton organized the prank in order to “honor Trump’s relationship with Putin.” He said almost no one at CPAC seemed to realize the flag he handed them bore the horizontal red, white, and blue stripes of the Russian Federation underneath Trump’s name.

“I asked people if they wanted a Trump flag and they took it,” Charter said. “Many Trump supporters were proudly waving their Russian Trump flag.”

“I think it says a lot about Donald Trump’s base and their education level,” he said. “I don’t want to insult anyone, but I think you should know what the Russian flag is. They are one of the world’s major powers, and it’s a pretty easily recognized flag.”

Heh. Genius.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:25:53pm

re: #130 Nyet

“SS Unterscharführer Oskar Gröning. His UN War Crimes Commission file shows that he was one of 300 Auschwitz staff whom Poland intended to prosecute. Photograph: Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau/AP “
theguardian.com

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:26:45pm

re: #133 HappyWarrior

Enjoying a cold beer outside at a mom n pop brewery after a good day getting ballot petitions signed.

Good work.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:28:49pm

re: #137 jaunte

There was a recent trial in Germany. Gröning was not a guard (that’s a slight mistake on AM Twitter’s part), he took part in robbing the Jews who arrived for slave work or to be murdered.

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:29:10pm

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

How goddamned desperate for one good news cycle do you have to be to needlessly gamble astronaut lives on a mission that essentially boils down to a joy ride? Tech has advanced a lot since Apollo 8, a human presence adds nothing to the scientific value of this flight. It’s purely a publicity stunt and one with an enormous downside if anything goes wrong.

No downside for Trump. If it works, he’s got a win. If it doesn’t he can defund NASA.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:29:12pm

re: #130 Nyet

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Sir John Barron  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:29:42pm

re: #130 Nyet

These creatures are despicable.

Deplorable, even.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:29:51pm
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CongoJack  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:29:54pm

re: #126 lawhawk

Did a study on the heat shield and O-ring issues (Columbia and Challenger shuttles) when I was in college for a Public Administration course. Each of those incidents can be traced back to privatization of parts of NASA where the corporations that had responsibility to test these items to failure did not (and in the instance of the heat shield on Columbia the company thought it was too expensive to do a whole satellite sweep of the shield to look for damage).

I’ll have to find the book I read for this course at home (very dry read - but I loved it/ hated it).

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:30:08pm

re: #142 Sir John Barron

Deplorable, even.

And proud of it.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:31:06pm

re: #145 Nyet

And proud of it.

They should also be proud of being called pig-people.

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Mike Lamb  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:31:44pm

How Clownstick envisions NASA’s R&D:

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:32:23pm

re: #146 EPR-radar

They should also be proud of being called pig-people.

Just pigs.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:32:26pm

re: #138 makeitstop

Good work.

Thanks. Listened to our pal Frank Turner to get myself pumped again.

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ObserverArt  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:32:48pm

76° in Columbus Ohio on February 24 @ 4:30 PM.

WTF?

And we are heading for a low of 25° overnight into Sunday.

Wheeeeee. Please keep the storms on the down low.

These are Trumpian times.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:32:55pm

re: #148 Nyet

Why do you hate pigs?

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:32:59pm

re: #148 Nyet

Just pigs.

But I’m being unfair to the intelligent animals.

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CongoJack  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:33:44pm

re: #146 EPR-radar

I cant remember. What was the movie/book where people got stuck in a time machine going forward until they found society had separated between the high minded little creatures and the low minded underground dwellers (who would eat the littler fellas). I am having a complete mental collapse on a Friday afternoon (not abnormal).

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HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:34:29pm

Me to a voter today- come on I’m a guy with a tattoo and beard, do I really look like a Republican?
Her- but you could have a MAGA hat hidden!

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Interesting Times  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:34:41pm

re: #148 Nyet

Just pigs.

Innocent animals don’t deserve to be slandered in that fashion ;) Seriously though, my favorite term for them is “Trump Chumps” because willfully stupid and mean is how they go through life.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:36:14pm

re: #153 CongoJack

H. G. Wells - The Time Machine.

The Eloi were more herd animals than high minded though.

Edited to correct my bad memory.

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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:36:17pm

re: #153 CongoJack

I cant remember. What was the movie/book where people got stuck in a time machine going forward until they found society had separated between the high minded little creatures and the low minded underground dwellers (who would eat the littler fellas). I am having a complete mental collapse on a Friday afternoon (not abnormal).

Wasn’t that The Time Machine? Morlocks and the Eloi.

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:36:26pm

re: #153 CongoJack

I cant remember. What was the movie/book where people got stuck in a time machine going forward until they found society had separated between the high minded little creatures and the low minded underground dwellers (who would eat the littler fellas). I am having a complete mental collapse on a Friday afternoon (not abnormal).

H.G. Wells’ Time Machine.

Eloi (above ground), Morlocks (below ground).

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:36:59pm

re: #153 CongoJack

I cant remember. What was the movie/book where people got stuck in a time machine going forward until they found society had separated between the high minded little creatures and the low minded underground dwellers (who would eat the littler fellas). I am having a complete mental collapse on a Friday afternoon (not abnormal).

The Time Machine

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scottslemmons  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:37:22pm

Never mind — everyone got there before me…

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:38:26pm

re: #144 CongoJack

Did a study on the heat shield and O-ring issues (Columbia and Challenger shuttles) when I was in college for a Public Administration course. Each of those incidents can be traced back to privatization of parts of NASA where the corporations that had responsibility to test these items to failure did not (and in the instance of the heat shield on Columbia the company thought it was too expensive to do a whole satellite sweep of the shield to look for damage).

I’ll have to find the book I read for this course at home (very dry read - but I loved it/ hated it).

I once had a manager who would respond to project deadlines he found unreasonable by saying HEY THIOKOL HURRY UP WITH THOSE O-RINGS!

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CongoJack  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:38:33pm

re: #156 Romantic Heretic

re: #157 Arkansawyer

re: #158 makeitstop

Thank you!

I think I thought it was a movie because Futurama (yes I know.. TV) did a spoof of it.

My Mother would smack me for forgetting about H.G. Wells.

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:38:34pm

re: #156 Romantic Heretic

H. G. Wells - The Time Machine.

The Elois were more herd animals than high minded though.

Right. In the movie adaptation, the Time Traveler picks up a book and it crumbles to dust in his hands.

Eloi = cattle.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:39:14pm

re: #155 Interesting Times

Innocent animals don’t deserve to be slandered in that fashion ;) Seriously though, my favorite term for them is “Trump Chumps” because willfully stupid and mean is how they go through life.

I call them Trumporrhoids.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:39:15pm

Anyone recall the LGF “Creationism War?”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:40:55pm

I’m finding my voice and having fun. People have been relieved when they find out it’s a Democrat I’m volunteering for. I haven’t had anyone too hostile even admitted Republicans.

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:41:02pm

re: #162 CongoJack

Thank you!

I think I thought it was a movie because Futurama (yes I know.. TV) did a spoof of it.

It was a film, starring Rod Taylor and the lovely Yvette Mimieux as Weena the Eloi girl.

I had some crush on Yvette Mimieux.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:41:08pm

re: #150 ObserverArt

76° in Columbus Ohio on February 24 @ 4:30 PM.

WTF?

And we are heading for a low of 25° overnight into Sunday.

Wheeeeee. Please keep the storms on the down low.

These are Trumpian times.

MrBWS isn’t coming home yet. The crews are being held on standby.

It got to 77F here this afternoon. Warmest day in February ever.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:41:21pm

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

I call them Trumporrhoids.

Trumpers.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:43:16pm
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Romantic Heretic  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:45:02pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

To: Mr. Jewell

Argh! A touch! I do confess it. I fear I breathe my last!

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:45:05pm

“…The goal of “fake news” and “alternative facts” goes beyond providing different data. Their purpose is actually to destroy the notion that there could be impartial news and objective facts. Maria Bustillos calls this endgame “dismediation,” “a form of propaganda that seeks to undermine the medium by which it travels.”
religiondispatches.org

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:46:08pm

re: #148 Nyet

Just pigs.

Actually, pig-people is an important nuance in my opinion. Trump voters, as deplorable as they are, remain people. They are not ‘animals’, ‘monsters’, ‘insects’ or ‘cockroaches’. I have no desire to imitate RWNJs in their often-dehumanizing language.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:46:30pm

re: #166 HappyWarrior

I’m finding my voice and having fun. People have been relieved when they find out it’s a Democrat I’m volunteering for. I haven’t had anyone too hostile even admitted Republicans.

Those who apparently forgot that they voted for Trump is happening sooner than expected.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:47:24pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Save that one for those who still call you a Republican.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:48:58pm

re: #165 jaunte

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Anyone recall the LGF “Creationism War?”

IMO creationism is an essential part of the RWNJ ecosystem. At the very least, it gives RWNJs valuable practice in telling the most outlandish lies with a straight face.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:49:32pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Because shut up!

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scottslemmons  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:50:51pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

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I almost replied to that with a thoroughly crude and insulting joke, but then I realized there was a really good chance the wingnut wouldn’t get it.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:50:54pm

re: #176 EPR-radar

IMO creationism is an essential part of the RWNJ ecosystem. At the very least, it gives RWNJs valuable practice in telling the most outlandish lies with a straight face.

Yup. Shoulda been here.

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makeitstop  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:50:59pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

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Sick burn.
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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:52:06pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

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According to that ‘jewel’, MLK was a conservative. I guess down is up.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:52:47pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Why is this meathead deploying his best argument (i.e., ‘shut up, libtard’) for something like this? RWNJs should approve of Trump’s cabinet picks being chosen to destroy their agencies.

In fact, this is exactly what has many at RedState putting much less emphasis on their never-Trumpism.

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jeffreyw  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:53:24pm

re: #167 makeitstop

It was a film, starring Rod Taylor and the lovely Yvette Mimieux as Weena the Eloi girl.

I had some crush on Yvette Mimieux.

My first big movie crush was Nancy Kwan, as Susie in The World of Susie Wong.

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Major Tom  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:53:45pm

Forgive my non sequiturs, I am doing house renovations and listening to CPAC in the background, and feel the need to comment to something other than my cat, although she is very forgiving and attentive.

Just now, I was listening to a panel from earlier with Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R GA) and he said something I found disturbing that I want to comment on. (Also my arms are tired from painting…)

He said, with conviction, that “every law is an infringement on liberty.”

Not to get all highbrow, but I find that very frightening as a concept.

I have always subscribed to the philosophy of Rousseau (and I thought our country did too) and the idea that laws level the playing field and allow true freedom to exist, that without some laws, we would be necessarily dominated by forces that can be prevented…

If you believe, that absolutely, all laws infringe freedom, and that freedom is good for the sake of it, then is it any surprise the Right Wing would cozy up to pedophilia apologists and sophists who apologize for Putin?

More frightening, all laws are susceptible to their suspicion, and therefore, all behavior and alliances are possible given the right circumstances. They are in essence and on the face of it, opportunists. Nothing more.

And that’s not a political party, it’s not an ideology, it’s not even a viable club… it’s a mechanism, a vehicle for the least empathetic among us, it is a means for sociopaths to achieve power.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:53:59pm

re: #173 EPR-radar

Actually, pig-people is an important nuance in my opinion. Trump voters, as deplorable as they are, remain people. They are not ‘animals’, ‘monsters’, ‘insects’ or ‘cockroaches’. I have no desire to imitate RWNJs in their often-dehumanizing language.

Well, if we’re seeing it from this angle, any animalistic modifier is dehumanizing, whether one adds “people” or not ;)

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:57:27pm

re: #179 wrenchwench

Yup. Shoulda been here.

It’s a shame I missed that at LGF. I’ve despised creationists for their incorrigible dishonesty far longer than I’ve had reasonable political views.

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freetoken  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:58:57pm

re: #184 Major Tom

CPAC is playing to the juveniles who think “libertarianism” is anything other than what it really is (an escape from responsibility hiding behind a mask of “liberty.”)

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:59:39pm

The shit that passes for journalism …

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 24, 2017 • 1:59:44pm

Has Donny left for Florida yet?

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bratwurst  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:00:18pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:01:16pm

re: #187 freetoken

CPAC is playing to the juveniles who think “libertarianism” is anything other than what it really is (an escape from responsibility hiding behind a mask of “liberty.”)

I’m sure this ‘liberty’ is very selectively applied. CPAN is chock full of so-con theocrats whose only objection to the imaginary threat of sharia in the US that they obsess over is that they want to be the religious police.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:02:39pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:02:55pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:03:05pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:04:33pm

re: #193 goddamnedfrank

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#WhatSocialConservativesReallyThink

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:06:21pm

I’m very glad that the guy behind the Au. twitter corrects the misconceptions.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:06:51pm

re: #182 EPR-radar

Why is this meathead deploying his best argument (i.e., ‘shut up, librtard’) for something like this? RWNJs should approve of Trump’s cabinet picks being chosen to destroy their agencies.

In fact, this is exactly what has many at RedState putting much less emphasis on their never-Trumpism.

I just dropped in the the RS crowd. 1) they are perfectly fine with busting the First Amendment, and 2) they want Hillary prosecuted.

I see no NeverTrumpism.

They are as batshit crazy as FR.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:07:15pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

These people… 😆😆😆 they sound so ridiculous:

*GASP* You dirty liberal! *clutches pearls, a la Milo* You’re a bad, bad boy. Delete your account right this minute!

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:09:21pm

re: #193 goddamnedfrank

“It’s every teen boy’s fantasy to lie about his gender identity so he can sneak into the girl’s bathroom and catch his crush taking a shit having girl-talk about him.”

It’s very good as is, but can be improved a bit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:09:53pm
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Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:10:23pm

re: #167 makeitstop

It was a film, starring Rod Taylor and the lovely Yvette Mimieux as Weena the Eloi girl.

I had some crush on Yvette Mimieux.

Oh, the first movie star I had a crush on was Pam Grier. Damn I loved seeing her wipe out a bunch of bad guys in “Coffy”!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:11:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:12:31pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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and this:

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Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:13:48pm
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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:14:45pm

re: #187 freetoken

CPAC is playing to the juveniles who think “libertarianism” is anything other than what it really is (an escape from responsibility hiding behind a mask of “liberty.”)

Except for pot, which those same juveniles (just using the word) who really like their states rights pot but for whom the current maladministration doesn’t think is a states-right issue.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:15:52pm

If the Trump misadministration wants to deliver its lies with no cameras present, they should just issue press releases. The only point I can see for the press being there in the first place is to get Spicer’s lies live on camera, and to catch his confusion when he tries to keep the lies consistent during questioning from the press.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:16:11pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:17:16pm

re: #205 MsJ

Except for pot, which those same juveniles (just using the word) who really like their states rights pot but for whom the current maladministration doesn’t think is a states-right issue.

I’ll take what I can get in terms of opposition to Trump, but anyone whose opposition to Trump depends exclusively on legal weed is going to be thoroughly unreliable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:18:03pm
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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:18:08pm

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wish all the major publications would just boycott him. Let SMOTI cover him.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:19:36pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is that supposed to be a joke or something? I’ll never in a million years understand wingnut “humor.” *smh*

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:20:11pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:20:57pm

re: #211 CuriousLurker

Is that supposed to be a joke or something? I’ll never in a million years understand wingnut “humor.” *smh*

Be glad you don’t. Wingnut humor is based on finding cruelty to be amusing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:21:02pm
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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:21:12pm

Imma go do timesheets. Yyyyyuck.

BBL.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:21:29pm

re: #211 CuriousLurker

Is that supposed to be a joke or something? I’ll never in a million years understand wingnut “humor.” *smh*

it’s Huck…he never makes sense.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:22:15pm

re: #208 EPR-radar

I’ll take what I can get in terms of opposition to Trump, but anyone whose opposition to Trump depends exclusively on legal weed is going to be thoroughly unreliable.

Single issue voters vote for all kinds of weird ass shit…because they reject everything aside from their one pet project.

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CongoJack  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:23:00pm

re: #211 CuriousLurker

I’m confused too. If Samson was the “good guy” in this instance as it was used by the Huckster - isn’t CNN then the good guy in relation and the Trump Admin the Philistines?

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:23:03pm

re: #210 CuriousLurker

I wish all the major publications would just boycott him. Let SMOTI cover him.

SMOTI and Alex Jones. I agree 100%. There should be no legitimate news outlet allowing this.

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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:23:35pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh for fucks sake, Mike. Just give it up already. Go hang out with the Duggars and leave the rest of us in peace.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:24:08pm

re: #210 CuriousLurker

I wish all the major publications would just boycott him. Let SMOTI cover him.

Even if the press largely boycotted him and threw access away for principles (good luck with that), FOX will still go - and there goes a whole bunch of the populace with it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:24:15pm
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jeffreyw  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:25:32pm

re: #184 Major Tom

He said, with conviction, that “every law is an infringement on liberty.”

Which is very odd, the freedom to be eaten by the bigger dog should not be very appealing to such an apparent lap dog.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:25:33pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Here’s the audio from Spicer.

He admits they are excluded because of the news they report

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:26:35pm

re: #221 Anymouse

Even if the press largely boycotted him and threw access away for principles (good luck with that, FOX will still go - and there goes a whole bunch of the populace with it.

If the rest of the press found their spines, this could end up being an improvement. A relentless focus by the mainstream media on the lies and propaganda coming from the White House/Fox News/Breitbart would be useful, and will never happen as long as they are groveling for ‘access’.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:27:10pm

Scary and sad watching the US turning into a banana republic.

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:28:20pm

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

and this:

If Trump & Co. have learned anything from history, it’s this:

Control the messenger and you control the message.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:28:37pm

CPAC attendees swearing their allegiance to Putin and Russia.
How unpatriotic and Un-American!
addictinginfo.org

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:29:09pm
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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:29:48pm

re: #225 EPR-radar

If the rest of the press found their spines, this could end up being an improvement. A relentless focus by the mainstream media on the lies and propaganda coming from the White House/Fox News/Breitbart would be useful, and will never happen as long as they are groveling for ‘access’.

In many nations where authoritarian regimes rise, the press quickly flips to support the regime. That has happened time and time again, and there is no reason our press would somehow be special in this regard.

That also makes it easier to shut down opposition stations or publications.

Note also Sen. Ted Cruz is all in on “shutting down certain portions of the Internet.”

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:30:26pm

Evening Lizardim. How go things at the derpfest? Should I start drinking now? (Obviously, the answer to that second question is always, “Yes.”)

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jeffreyw  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:31:47pm

Imgur
Cookie?

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:32:21pm

re: #230 Anymouse

This happens when there is a legal persecution of the press. (See Russia)
There hasn’t been any yet in the US.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:33:27pm

re: #214 Backwoods_Sleuth

Where was this argument when Faux News was blathering on about Nirtherism? Can you imagine the outcry if Obama had said, “Sorry, Faux News, you guys aren’t invited to my press conferences anymore?” They would have crucified him!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:33:56pm
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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:35:40pm

A state senator, Jason Rapert, is trying to rename Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport to something else. He filed a bullshit bill that will bar the airport from being named after a living person. In response someone has started a petition to rename all sewage tanks in his district after him. I hate this state sometimes, but I’m glad that nearly all of us agree that that guy is an asshole.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:36:35pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:37:03pm

re: #237 Anymouse

Jesus drank.

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scottslemmons  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:38:34pm

re: #238 thedopefishlives

Jesus drank.

Jesus even provided alcohol.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:39:08pm

re: #238 thedopefishlives

Jesus drank.

Jesus turned water into wine. Catholics drink wine every Sunday: the ‘body and blood of Christ.’

If I’m going to be a member of a religion I’m going to join one that drinks wine. Because/wine.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:39:15pm

re: #237 Anymouse

My guess is that the decision makers here get drunk as lords on a regular basis. This level of sanctimonious self-righteousness always seems to come with hypocrisy as a package deal.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:39:44pm

Oy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:40:58pm

re: #242 MsJ

Oy.

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No, Chuck, we’d just point at you and snicker a lot.
And make a lot of really obvious jokes at your expense.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:41:00pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:41:07pm

re: #241 EPR-radar

My guess is that the decision makers here get drunk as lords on a regular basis. This level of sanctimonious self-righteousness always seems to come with hypocrisy as a package deal.

Basically sums it up. The more fervently they object, the more likely it is that they’re just ashamed of their own secret fantasies and/or indulgences.

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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:41:12pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Huffington Post said they were also denied entry.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:41:53pm

re: #233 Nyet

This happens when there is a legal persecution of the press. (See Russia)
There hasn’t been any yet in the US.

Key word being “yet.”

And we do have a history of persecuting journalists and news outlets, going all the way back to President John Adams (Alien and Sedition Acts)
civilliberty.about.com

(History of press freedoms and press persecutions in the USA)

For example, in the past Oklahoma banned New Republic from public libraries for being “socialistic.”

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compound_Idaho  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:42:20pm

re: #170 Charles Johnson

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster makes a point of not confusing the two.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:42:31pm

re: #242 MsJ

That second guy is only attacked because he is a dickhead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:42:57pm
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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:43:03pm

re: #239 scottslemmons

Jesus even provided alcohol.

Mrs. Fish has a refrigerator magnet: “Wine is proof that God wants us to be happy.”

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Timothy Watson  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:43:41pm

re: #238 thedopefishlives

Jesus drank.

ARE YOU COMPARING YOURSELF TO JESUS!1!! BLASPHEMER!1!!1

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:44:05pm

re: #247 Anymouse

I do understand that it can happen anywhere. I do think that the tradition of the free, independent press is stronger in the US than in many other places (like Russia). So even if the press were to go down, it wouldn’t be without resistance, IMHO.

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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:44:12pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

Can I come deconstruct your home or car?

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:44:58pm

re: #252 Timothy Watson

ARE YOU COMPARING YOURSELF TO JESUS!1!! BLASPHEMER!1!!1

Better than pretending to be Jesus, which is what these people are doing.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:45:08pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

So I’m just ‘deconstructing’ RWNJ talking points (like this one) via some combination of mockery and argument as opposed to ‘destroying’ them. Thanks for clearing that up. I was ever so confused.

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calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:45:19pm

re: #84 whitebeach

You got some kinda garden hose, right? Maybe a ladder if you need it? Then you’ve got the equivalent of a tropical downpour for your testing for however long you want to run it.

True, but Mr. C and I are in our 60s and this is a 2 story chimney, so, ummm, I’ll just wait for rain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:03pm
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:19pm

re: #242 MsJ

Huckabee can’t allow himself to say “ass” without reminding everyone it’s a word in the Bible.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:28pm

Time for the Friday afternoon troll, I see.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:45pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh come on. :P

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:47pm

re: #260 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Time for the Friday afternoon troll, I see.

It’s that time of the month week again.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:46:48pm

Asshole and fuckface are different things.

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electrotek  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:47:17pm

Hey guys, just chiming in after being slammed with work at the office.

What did I miss for today?

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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:47:19pm

re: #218 CongoJack

I’m confused too. If Samson was the “good guy” in this instance as it was used by the Huckster - isn’t CNN then the good guy in relation and the Trump Admin the Philistines?

Republicans are notoriously analogy challenged. Huckabee is notoriously a wanking asshole who is challenged by most everything.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:47:58pm

re: #264 electrotek

Hey guys, just chiming in after being slammed with work at the office.

What did I miss for today?

Baghdad Sean Spicer banned about half the major news networks from his latest presser.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:48:25pm

re: #263 BigPapa

I’m tempted but will be silent despite the few Cuba Libres.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:48:44pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:49:18pm

Like, at the point where you’re defending the words of a white supremacist, maybe it’s time to stop and consider what’s happened in your life. And what you’re doing.

(If it involves playing Devil’s Advocate, consider that evil doesn’t need help.)

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:49:20pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

Here comes the kill-shot: merriam-webster.com

Definition of deconstruct
transitive verb
1: to examine (as a work of literature) using the methods of deconstruction

2: to take apart or examine in order to reveal the basis or composition of often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies e.g., deconstruct the myths of both the left and the right — Wayne Karlin

3: to adapt or separate the elements of for use in an ironic or radically new way e.g., uses his masterly tailoring skills to deconstruct the classics — Vogue

4: destroy, demolish e.g., nations that are deconstructing themselves — Jim Hoagland

How are the Trump stooges falling into definitions 1, 2 and/or 3, and not 4?

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:49:22pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

Careful with the dog pics, or I will have to whip out semi-automatic guinea pig pics.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:50:44pm

New Page:
The Simple Truth Is Most Republicans Believe in a ‘Reality’ That Doesn’t Actually Exist

Allen Clifton debunks a variety of Republican bullshit: Invading hordes of Mexican and ISIS operatives, the collapsing economy, runaway crime rates, predatory transgenders, unvetted refugees, Planned Parenthood and the “abortion industry,” birtherism and Muslim Brotherhood influence, even the War on Christmas.

To me, the maturation of this seamlessly self confirming alternate universe is the most dangerous development of recent years and the most serious issue of the present day.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:51:22pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

Bannon doesn’t represent the majority of the country—he’s a POS white supremacist/nationalist. For all intents & purposes whatever his idea of a good post-deconstruction reconstruction might be is sure to look like destruction to the majority of the country. Your effing pedantry is annoying.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:51:28pm

re: #268 wrenchwench

Is that even legal? I mean, yes, in a technical sense, I know the owners of private property can forbid trespassers, but are the offices of a public official truly private property?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:51:38pm

re: #271 Anymouse

Careful with the dog pics, or I will have to whip out semi-automatic guinea pig pics.

I posted it as an antidote to the bogus dictionary lecture.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:51:58pm

re: #264 electrotek

Hey guys, just chiming in after being slammed with work at the office.

What did I miss for today?

Suspension of freedom of the press by the White House. CPAC trolled by people handing out Russian flags to wave during Trump’s speech. Other than that not much.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:52:05pm

re: #254 Arkansawyer

Can I come deconstruct your home or car?

LOL, I almost asked the exact same question.

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:52:17pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

You are so full of shit, your eyes are brown; since you referenced Merriam-Webster, but couldn’t be arsed to actually give the definition, I’ll do your work for you:

Definition of deconstruct
transitive verb
1
: to examine (as a work of literature) using the methods of deconstruction
2
: to take apart or examine in order to reveal the basis or composition of often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies
3
: to adapt or separate the elements of for use in an ironic or radically new way
4
: destroy, demolish [nations that are deconstructing themselves — Jim Hoagland]

deconstructive -tiv\ adjective
deconstructor -tər\ noun

How’s it feel to be a lackey for a president and his band of saboteurs who don’t give a good goddamn about whether you live or die?

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electrotek  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:52:42pm

re: #276 Anymouse

re: #266 thedopefishlives

I am sadly not surprised.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:52:49pm

re: #248 compound_Idaho

Bannon used the word deconstruct not destroy. The words have very different meanings.

Merriam-Webster make a point of not confusing the two.

You are like a Holocaust denier haggling over the word “liquidate” in relation to a group of human beings.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:52:57pm
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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:53:10pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

I posted it as an antidote to the bogus dictionary lecture.

Alt Dictionary

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:53:17pm
Why you don’t smoke a firecracker
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compound_Idaho  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:53:19pm

re: #270 EPR-radar

merriam-webster.com

Did You Know?

Deconstruction doesn’t actually mean “demolition;” instead it means “breaking down” or analyzing something (especially the words in a work of fiction or nonfiction) to discover its true significance, which is supposedly almost never exactly what the author intended. A feminist may deconstruct an old novel to show how even an innocent-seeming story somehow depends on the oppression of women. A new western may deconstruct the myths of the old West and show lawmen as vicious and criminals as flawed but decent. Table manners, The Sound of Music, and cosmetics ads have all been the subjects of deconstructionist analysis. Of course, not everyone agrees with deconstructionist interpretations, and some people reject the whole idea of deconstruction, but most of us have run into it by now even if we didn’t realize it.

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scottslemmons  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:53:32pm

Artists and Golden-Age movie fans, you really shouldn’t miss this amazing piece on Jezebel about the jaw-dropping caricature art of Jacques Kapralik.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:54:08pm

This isn’t even an interesting troll.

Yawn.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:54:29pm

re: #281 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Fucking miss him.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:54:41pm

Like hooray, congrats, you have mastered the art of copy/paste. Good boy, have a cookie.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:54:44pm

re: #286 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This isn’t even an interesting troll.

Yawn.

I am in favor of ignoring it. They crave attention.

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Arkansawyer  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:54:54pm

re: #277 CuriousLurker

LOL, I almost asked the exact same question.

If it’s so benign, then I figured it wouldn’t matter.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:55:08pm

re: #261 Nyet

Oh come on. :P

Say it like an American:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:55:09pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:55:41pm

I know what cat picture I am waiting for.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:56:53pm

re: #293 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I know what cat picture I am waiting for.

We can’t get Derrida him that easily.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:57:21pm
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BeachDem  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:57:54pm

re: #286 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:58:21pm
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allegro  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:58:24pm

re: #274 thedopefishlives

Is that even legal? I mean, yes, in a technical sense, I know the owners of private property can forbid trespassers, but are the offices of a public official truly private property?

Since the office and contents are paid for by taxpayers, it is property of taxpayers.

Leases
Rental expenses related to district offices, except for security deposits, are reimbursable. There is no limit on the number and size of district offices a Member may establish. No lease may extend beyond the Member’s elected term. Members must notify the Office of Finance at x57474 in writing when a lease is terminated.

District offices may be located in:

Federal buildings;
Commercial buildings; and
State, county, or municipal buildings.

District office space must be located within a Member’s district unless there is no suitable office space in a federal building in the Member’s district. In that event, a district office may be located in a federal building serving the Member’s district.

Members may not accept free office space from private entities. Private office space must be leased at a fair market value as the result of a bona fide, arms-length, marketplace transaction. The Committee on Ethics has ruled that Members may accept free office space, located in their district, when such space is provided by a federal, state, or local government agency.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:58:24pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

Dumbo, the word can mean that in other contexts but not in this one. The cabinet is there not to “analyze” anything.

Fuck, I’m tired. This does remind me of an article I recently wrote about the terms “separate accommodation” and “special treatment” as used in Auschwitz. The deniers propose various alt-meanings but none of them match the immediate context of the documents under discussion.

Same thing with you, pal.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:58:35pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

Bannon isn’t deconstructing a sentence or a novel in order to understand it better.

Bannon wants to deconstruct an administration. Not to understand it or analyze it: to destroy it.

Super Mega Mega Popcorn
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:59:23pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 2:59:36pm

re: #291 wrenchwench

I’ll always have this accent. ;)

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:00:05pm

re: #298 allegro

Well, let’s march on up there and dare him to enforce that sign.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:00:27pm

re: #296 BeachDem

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:00:30pm

I honestly had no idea there were so many award shows.

p.s. Deadpool was AWESOME!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:00:53pm

re: #286 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This isn’t even an interesting troll.

Yawn.

This is why GAZE was invented. Sometimes it’s just easier to be completely apathetic.

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allegro  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:00:56pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

merriam-webster.com

Did You Know?

Deconstruction doesn’t actually mean “demolition;” instead it means “breaking down” or analyzing something (especially the words in a work of fiction or nonfiction) to discover its true significance, which is supposedly almost never exactly what the author intended. A feminist may deconstruct an old novel to show how even an innocent-seeming story somehow depends on the oppression of women. A new western may deconstruct the myths of the old West and show lawmen as vicious and criminals as flawed but decent. Table manners, The Sound of Music, and cosmetics ads have all been the subjects of deconstructionist analysis. Of course, not everyone agrees with deconstructionist interpretations, and some people reject the whole idea of deconstruction, but most of us have run into it by now even if we didn’t realize it.

If the EPA, Dept. of Education, were books you’d have a point. They aren’t so you are just desperately reaching and look like an idiot.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:01:18pm
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:02:00pm

Sideshow Dog

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gocart mozart  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:02:11pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:02:27pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

No amount of pedantic nonsense can change basic facts.

POTUS* Trump is a dangerous and malevolent clown.

Bannon is a neo-Nazi thug.

You apparently have no problems with this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:02:49pm

re: #303 thedopefishlives

Well, let’s march on up there and dare him to enforce that sign.

If you do, bring back some video.

:p

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:03:13pm

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

If you do, bring back some video.

:p

“Hold my beer and watch this.”

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:03:19pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

I’m guessing after they deconstruct (DeVos, Pruitt, &c), they aren’t interested in reconstructing.

Either:
a) Bannon used the wrong word
b) Bannon lied.

President Bannon is already on the record saying he wanted to destroy the government anyway.

Clips of Mr. Bannon at CPAC - context of how a word is used matters. Creationists use the same pedantic arguments.

Bannon Admits Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Were Selected To Destroy Their Agencies

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electrotek  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:04:01pm
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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:04:02pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:04:25pm

Pretty sure Huck is thrilled with himself for finding a non blasphemous way to use the word Ass in a tweet.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:04:42pm

re: #289 MsJ

What has always bugged me about that one is the nic because of Idaho’s connection to white supremacists in the form of the Aryan Nations:

The origin of Aryan Nations is in the teachings of Wesley A. Swift, a significant figure in the early Christian Identity movement. Swift combined British Israelism, extreme antisemitism and political militancy. He founded his own church in California in the mid-1940s, and he had a daily radio broadcast in California during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1957, the name of his church was changed to the Church of Jesus Christ-Christian, which is used today by Aryan Nations churches.

From the late 1970s until 2001, the Aryan Nations headquarters was located in a 20-acre (8.1 ha) compound 1.8 miles (3 km) north of Hayden, Idaho. There were a number of state chapters, only loosely tied to the main organization. The group ran an annual World Congress of Aryan Nations at Hayden Lake for Aryan Nations members and for members of similar groups. […]

en.wikipedia.org

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:06:17pm

re: #318 CuriousLurker

Same here. Has always sounded wrong.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:07:01pm

re: #318 CuriousLurker

At this point I’ve just assumed it’s intentional, since nothing they’ve said has ever gone against that sort of mindset.

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:08:16pm

re: #284 compound_Idaho

merriam-webster.com

Did You Know?

Deconstruction doesn’t actually mean “demolition;” instead it means “breaking down” or analyzing something (especially the words in a work of fiction or nonfiction) to discover its true significance, which is supposedly almost never exactly what the author intended. A feminist may deconstruct an old novel to show how even an innocent-seeming story somehow depends on the oppression of women. A new western may deconstruct the myths of the old West and show lawmen as vicious and criminals as flawed but decent. Table manners, The Sound of Music, and cosmetics ads have all been the subjects of deconstructionist analysis. Of course, not everyone agrees with deconstructionist interpretations, and some people reject the whole idea of deconstruction, but most of us have run into it by now even if we didn’t realize it.

We’re well aware of those definitions, however we’re inferring from his actions what his intent is. Words are not enough to determine intent that’s why we use context in addition to simple definitions to infer meaning from people’s words. Bannon has shown through his actions and his reported belief in the Fourth Turning what the context should be.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:09:01pm

re: #320 klys (maker of Silmarils)

IIRC they were asked once about this (or it came up in a related context) and they answered with something half-satisfactory, but in the general context of their comments I have to consider it a ruse.

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:09:40pm

re: #318 CuriousLurker

What has always bugged me about that one is the nic because of Idaho’s connection to white supremacists in the form of the Aryan Nations:

If I were to guess, I’d say it’s no accident.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:10:14pm

re: #322 Nyet

IIRC they were asked once about this (or it came up in a related context) and they answered with something half-satisfactory, but in the general context of their comments I have to consider it a ruse.

Possible. Also might have been before my time, being a relative young’in here. ;)

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:10:42pm

re: #308 jaunte

A friend of mine who manages a high end rental on my island told me about a rental to the Dog clan. He built two houses next to each other and lived next door to the rental.

Some highlights:
- Cops came, twice
- Beth in loud voice heard by my friend, to cops when they came 2nd time: ‘I know the Chief. I know your boss’
- Multiple beer bottles thrown from backyard to the street, broken
- Deposit not returned, credit card required for additional repairs: they paid

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:12:44pm
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freetoken  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:14:13pm

re: #326 Kragar

It’s the coat of paint they are going to apply to their anti-immigrant policies. Anyone here not desirable to them obviously was “trafficked” in.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:14:23pm

re: #326 Kragar

Trump vows to fight ‘epidemic’ of human trafficking

This will be his excuse to go after anyone who looks like an immigrant.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:15:22pm

Heh, for my modest circumstances I would say, this tweet has hit it out of the park.😹

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:15:25pm

re: #327 freetoken

re: #328 jaunte

10 seconds. GMTA

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:15:27pm
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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:16:25pm

re: #330 CuriousLurker

I always want to read that as Greenwich Mean Time something.

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EPR-radar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:17:12pm

re: #332 jaunte

I always want to read that as Greenwich Mean Time something.

“Greenwich Mean Time, Attack!”

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:17:30pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:18:56pm
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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:20:09pm

re: #317 Eclectic Cyborg

Pretty sure Huck is thrilled with himself for finding a non blasphemous way to use the word Ass in a tweet.

He’s not blasphemous but he’s assphemous.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:21:04pm
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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:21:10pm

re: #331 jaunte

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I don’t remember if I got this here at LGF or somewhere else earlier thias week, but it was pretty good: Threats of violent Islamist and far-right extremism: What does the research say?

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:22:44pm

re: #334 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I don’t think the WH has mentioned it, have they? Did any of you guys hear anything?

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:25:54pm

re: #335 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m thinking about the only way that will help is if the “augmented reality” let’s them feel like they’re blowing each other off the road with RPGs or whatever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:26:03pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

I don’t think the WH has mentioned it, have they? Did any of you guys hear anything?

something about not rushing to judgment, wait for more information…blah blah blah

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:26:52pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

I don’t think the WH has mentioned it, have they? Did any of you guys hear anything?

The White House only said “it was too early to guess the motive.”
yahoo.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House spokesman, addressing the fatal shooting of an Indian engineer and the wounding of two other men in Kansas this week, said on Friday any loss of life is tragic but it would be absurd to link the action to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.

Spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters it was too early to guess at the motive for the incident, in which a man opened fire in a bar, prompting concern that Trump’s “America First” stance on immigration and jobs has fueled a climate of intolerance.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:28:23pm

CPAC fashion report:

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:28:53pm

re: #340 CuriousLurker

Maybe it’s an app that gives you a social media driving score, so you get positive points for cooperative driving, and negs for driving like an ass/jawbone.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:29:36pm

With vehicle registration discounts for positive karma.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:30:17pm

I think Black Mirror had an episode where that idea went wrong.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:30:51pm

re: #331 jaunte

Glad the AP is right on top of this since it was reported this morning by other outlets.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:31:41pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:31:44pm
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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:31:46pm

re: #341 Backwoods_Sleuth

something about not rushing to judgment, wait for more information…blah blah blah

Since when? Oh right, since it was a white guy.

Trump Says That Muslims In US Know Who Potential Terrorists Are
By Allegra Kirkland Published June 13, 2016, 8:01 AM EDT

Donald Trump charged that there were “many, many people” in the United States who are “sick with hate” and willing to carry out terrorist attacks like the mass shooting this weekend at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.

Trump, who was quick to label the shooting an act of “radical Islamic terrorism,” said in a Monday appearance on “Fox and Friends” that American Muslims know who these individuals are.

“We have to be extremely strong,” the presumptive GOP nominee said. “We have to be very strong in terms of looking at the mosques. You know, which a lot of people say oh, we don’t want to do that, we’re beyond that. Brian, that man yesterday was sick with hate. There are many, many people, thousands of people already in our country that are sick with hate. And people that are around him, Muslims know who they are, largely. They know who they are. They have to turn them in. They know who they are. They see them.” […]

talkingpointsmemo.com

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:32:14pm

re: #350 CuriousLurker

Since when? Oh right, since it was a white guy.

Nailed it.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:32:42pm

re: #346 jaunte

I think Black Mirror had an episode where that idea went wrong.

Nosedive. (I love the h*ck out of BM.)

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:32:58pm

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

CPAC fashion report:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:33:04pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:33:29pm

re: #339 CuriousLurker

I don’t think the WH has mentioned it, have they? Did any of you guys hear anything?

Zip. Nada. Missed it.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:34:24pm

re: #353 CuriousLurker

Those are ugly shoes.

I mean, granted, I don’t think much of any high heels or most shoes in general, but those are ugly.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:34:32pm

re: #350 CuriousLurker

What about fundie Christians, esp. in the South?

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:34:59pm

re: #356 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The ink is uglier.

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Major Tom  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:35:29pm

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

Its like they are seeking new ways to offend me. Ways I did not know existed before.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:35:30pm

re: #358 Nyet

The ink is uglier.

Do not get me started on the skinny pants.

I have strong feelings about skinny pants.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:35:55pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:36:11pm

re: #360 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Do not get me started on the skinny pants.

I have strong feelings about skinny pants.

Tell us what you really think. 😼

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:36:45pm

BRAT PUPPY UPDATE:

First, he and I took a long nap this afternoon.

He wouldn’t scream or cry for the vet when he poked an prodded.

The vet couldn’t find anything wrong and didn’t want to xray without something specific to xray. He gave us pain meds and sent us on our way. He said it he could have bruised himself when falling off the bed. IF he had broken something he would have shown it when the vet was examining him. Luckily, our vet is also the Emergency Vet, so we can go at the better price all weekend if there is any new development.

Otherwise, Brat Puppy is his old grumpy self at 6 years old.

On to the topic at hand: I cannot watch any CPAC. I want to sleep again sometime.

I will say THAT I know more people who have gunned-up in fear of losing everything they have if the shit hits the fan.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:36:50pm

re: #356 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Those are ugly shoes.

I mean, granted, I don’t think much of any high heels or most shoes in general, but those are ugly.

Made me think of Caribou Barbie (right after I thought of Peg Bundy). *shudder*

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:37:47pm

re: #328 jaunte

This will be his excuse to go after anyone who looks like an immigrant.

Except for his (current and prospective) wife.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:37:55pm

re: #358 Nyet

The ink is uglier.

Yeah, it’s not even well done calligraphy.

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jaunte  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:38:37pm

re: #353 CuriousLurker

[Embedded content]

Targeted ads in that slideshow for Prilosec and Nyquil, a.k.a. the CPAC Cocktail.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:38:44pm

re: #363 Birth Control Works

Hug the Brat Puppy for us. I remember when he was really only a pup. How time flies. :)

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CuriousLurker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:41:53pm

re: #368 Nyet

Hug the Brat Puppy for us. I remember when he was really only a pup. How time flies. :)

E gad, yeah. We’re both coming up on year seven here at LGF—me in April and you in November.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:42:01pm

Robert Reich explains in three minutes how the “border adjustment tax” is actually another transfer to the rich:

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:43:45pm

re: #369 CuriousLurker

I look at some of the comments I left elsewhere and think: it’s been really 12 years? Really?

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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:47:49pm

My blood is yellow. Maybe I should get that looked at.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:48:07pm

I am tempted to say that titling the book is harder than writing the damn thing.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:48:11pm

re: #371 Nyet

I look at some of the comments I left elsewhere and think: it’s been really 12 years? Really?

I don’t even recognize the me that signed up here in 2006. And I shudder to think that that person was still more liberal than I used to be before college.

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:49:34pm

For some reason I’m always surprised by how good a guitar play John Mayer is.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:50:43pm

re: #374 thedopefishlives

Yeah. Even though for me it wasn’t a huge change - I’m on the net since 1999 and I was already a liberal back then - but that didn’t prevent me from writing tons of dumb shit and stuff.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:50:45pm

re: #374 thedopefishlives

I don’t even recognize the me that signed up here in 2006. And I shudder to think that that person was still more liberal than I used to be before college.

How long has LGF been around?

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:51:34pm

re: #369 CuriousLurker

E gad, yeah. We’re both coming up on year seven here at LGF—me in April and you in November.

Year 8 for me.
I’ve aged badly.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:51:37pm

re: #377 Anymouse

How long has LGF been around?

Since around 2000-2001.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:51:38pm

re: #377 Anymouse

How long has LGF been around?

LGF’s been around since before 2001. I don’t know precisely when. I started reading here in the 2005 time frame, I think?

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:51:59pm

re: #378 b_sharp

Year 8 for me.
I’ve aged badly.

Disagree.

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ObserverArt  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:52:00pm

re: #260 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Time for the Friday afternoon troll, I see.

I’m glad he pointed out to me that sometimes words are just words and can be used to confuse. So, watch for intent and directions. Follow the actions, then ascribe the words.

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Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:52:01pm

re: #374 thedopefishlives

I used to be a complete asshole.

Now I’m 95% asshole, tops.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:52:07pm

re: #376 Nyet

Yeah. Even though for me it wasn’t a huge change - I’m on the net since 1999 and I was already a liberal back then - but that didn’t prevent me from writing tons of dumb shit and stuff.

There is writing on the web from when I was a teenager, back in the 2000 timeframe.

I have it all backed up, although I’m not sure what’s of value in there.

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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:52:09pm

re: #377 Anymouse

How long has LGF been around?

First ever article was published on 07 February 2001.

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mmmirele  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:52:58pm

re: #268 wrenchwench

I got told the same thing at Cong. Andy Biggs’ office today. I have video, but no idea what it looks like because I’m visiting my mom. And I know I am not allowed on the property to protest. I was there to let the Congresscritter’s staff know I am going to be a barnacle on Andy Biggs’ butt.

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:53:07pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

My blood is yellow. Maybe I should get that looked at.

Aren’t white supremacists overly concerned with ‘blood’.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:53:08pm

re: #376 Nyet

Yeah. Even though for me it wasn’t a huge change - I’m on the net since 1999 and I was already a liberal back then - but that didn’t prevent me from writing tons of dumb shit and stuff.

I was on other websites before LGF, but I prefer not to think about that because that was mostly my incredibly awkward, somewhat creepy teenage phase.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:53:11pm
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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:54:38pm

re: #383 Kragar

I used to be a complete asshole.

Now I’m 95% asshole, tops.

Don’t sell yourself short…you’re still a complete asshole!

///

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:54:45pm

re: #383 Kragar

I used to be a complete asshole.

Now I’m 95% asshole, tops.

LOL. I’m obnoxious, but I don’t think I made it to “asshole” level.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:55:32pm

re: #368 Nyet

re: #369 CuriousLurker

Thanks!

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:55:42pm

re: #391 Anymouse

LOL. I’m obnoxious, but I don’t think I made it to “asshole” level.

Don’t worry, still lots of time to make it there :P

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:55:43pm

re: #391 Anymouse

LOL. I’m obnoxious, but I don’t think I made it to “asshole” level.

Just keep working on it. You’ll get there eventually.

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:55:46pm

re: #381 Nyet

Disagree.

You haven’t seen the shape of my forehead lately. It’s flattened out considerably. And my desk has a distinct head shaped dent in it.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:55:57pm

re: #393 Nyet

Don’t worry, still lots of time to make it there :P

One second. ONE! Damn you!

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:14pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:38pm

re: #395 b_sharp

:)

{{{b_sharp}}}

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:45pm

re: #383 Kragar

I used to be a complete asshole.

Now I’m 95% asshole, tops.

I’ll give you a rating of 94.5%

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:52pm

re: #372 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

My blood is yellow. Maybe I should get that looked at.

Who was that coach or sports commentator that said goofy things like that?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:55pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:56:58pm

Zing!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:57:38pm

re: #402 teleskiguy

Too slow. ;)

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:58:02pm

re: #403 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Too slow. ;)

Yeah, well, you both get an upding anyway. :P

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Timothy Watson  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:58:55pm

re: #403 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Too slow. ;)

Well, of course the runner has the speed advantage.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 3:59:38pm

re: #405 Timothy Watson

Well, of course the runner has the speed advantage.

Dude, I would think it would go to the person on waxed boards, assuming we’re going downhill.

Are we going downhill?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:00:19pm
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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:00:36pm

re: #406 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Dude, I would think it would go to the person on waxed boards, assuming we’re going downhill.

Are we going downhill?

Of course. Haven’t reached terminal velocity yet, though.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:01:08pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:01:11pm

re: #376 Nyet

Yeah. Even though for me it wasn’t a huge change - I’m on the net since 1999 and I was already a liberal back then - but that didn’t prevent me from writing tons of dumb shit and stuff.

I was a die-hard neocon.

After Charles parted ways with the Whackos —I started waking-up. Then this:

WE ARE NOT GOING BACK

Now, I’m afraid, I’ve quite gone the other way. Trying to remain sane here.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:01:14pm

I came in late 2007. Read my first few posts a month ago. Yeesh.

Hipster libertarian douchery exuded from my fingers.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:01:33pm
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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:02:47pm

re: #412 Timothy Watson

SPLC is doing it right, Milo should be the albatross around Bannon’s neck.

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MsJ  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:03:01pm

re: #316 MsJ

This issue noted above (about Yelp and Uber) is massive and way beyond these two douchey companies. It is everyone that uses cloudfare and there are hundreds of sites involved including some big ones. If you have access to alternet.org or change.org or many others, you may want to review this list (as tedious as it may be).

I am going through this massive list and changing my passwords for sites where I have logons.

github.com

The fact that different bitcoin companies are using this is…interesting.

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Timothy Watson  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:03:06pm

re: #410 Birth Control Works

I was a die-hard neocon.

After Charles parted ways with the Whackos —I started waking-up. Then this:

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Now, I’m afraid, I’ve quite gone the other way. Trying to remain sane here.

Don’t feel bad, I was a Limbaugh and Hannity listening neo-conservative who flirted with small-l libertarianism.

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while(1) worries++;  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:03:40pm

re: #400 Birth Control Works

Who was that coach or sports commentator that said goofy things like that?

You mean Yogi Berra?

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:04:06pm

re: #415 Timothy Watson

Don’t feel bad, I was a Limbaugh and Hannity listening neo-conservative who flirted with small-l libertarianism.

Glad you broke out of the bubble.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:04:31pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:05:27pm

re: #418 Anymouse

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$1500 a week won’t get you much in Chicago. Won’t get you jack in D.C.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:06:37pm

re: #410 Birth Control Works

I was a die-hard neocon.

After Charles parted ways with the Whackos —I started waking-up. Then this:

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Now, I’m afraid, I’ve quite gone the other way. Trying to remain sane here.

I’ve pretty much been a liberal all my life - the Nixon Administration pretty much fixed that for me.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:06:43pm

I’ve been here since 2004. Gawd, I’m old.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:07:44pm

re: #420 Anymouse

I’ve pretty much been a liberal all my life - the Nixon Administration pretty much fixed that for me.

Yeah, well today Nixon might be a liberal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:08:26pm

armchair expert lectures Malcolm Nance:

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b_sharp  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:10:46pm

re: #421 Birth Control Works

I’ve been here since 2004. Gawd, I’m old.

You and me both.
If you come this way I have a rocking chair you can use.

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ObserverArt  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:11:16pm

re: #391 Anymouse

LOL. I’m obnoxious, but I don’t think I made it to “asshole” level.

Others will be the judge of that.

And if your very much an asshole, they will let you know.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:12:22pm
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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:18:40pm

re: #407 Myron Falwell

I like the end. Yes, we can at times use dictatorship or fascism, but unAmerican is the best way to put it here in the US.

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BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:19:28pm

Oh Tom, paleez.

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:19:40pm

re: #419 Birth Control Works

$1500 a week won’t get you much in Chicago. Won’t get you jack in D.C.

I could live pretty well on $1,500 a week. I only get about $2,500 a month. Sign me up for these paid protests.

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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:19:53pm

It’s a parody Twitter account. Or is it?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:20:13pm

fixed

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:21:17pm

re: #431 Birth Control Works

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fixed

geez, not fixed. I’m quitting while I’m ahead

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:21:40pm

re: #424 b_sharp

You and me both.
If you come this way I have a rocking chair you can use.

recliner, please …

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:21:46pm

re: #430 teleskiguy

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It’s a parody Twitter account. Or is it?

It has a grasp on the internal dynamics. You be the judge. 😏

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while(1) worries++;  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:21:53pm

re: #431 Birth Control Works

Nixon might have been a crook, but dang it, he had forward thinking political views.

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:22:16pm

re: #416 while(1) worries++;

You mean Yogi Berra?

“When you reach a fork in the road, take it.”

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:23:01pm

re: #435 while(1) worries++;

Nixon might have been a crook, but dang it, he had forward thinking political views.

TFW when you make Nixon look like a good president…

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:23:29pm

re: #416 while(1) worries++;

You mean Yogi Berra?

must be. That is what some of Trump says sounds like.

Great for a coach, not so good for a statesman

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while(1) worries++;  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:23:46pm

re: #436 TedStriker

“When you reach a fork in the road, take it.”

The guy was something else. 😂

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:23:55pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:25:21pm

re: #436 TedStriker

“When you reach a fork in the road, take it.”

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

“No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:26:10pm

re: #441 teleskiguy

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

“No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

Ahh, Yogisms…

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while(1) worries++;  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:26:36pm

re: #438 Birth Control Works

must be. That is what some of Trump says sounds like.

Great for a coach, not so good for a statesman

I don’t know much about his career as a player and as a coach (he was quite good, I’ve heard). I know him for his Yogi-isms.

Berra’s quotes out of context make more sense than Trump in context.

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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:28:19pm

I’m a mere newb of five years…

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:28:30pm

re: #435 while(1) worries++;

Nixon might have been a crook, but dang it, he had forward thinking political views.

He was a Quaker? who went to war.

he was of an era that didn’t like religious extremism. Better living thru science and nukes and all that.

Science saved us from Hitler—remember.

Barry Goldwater:

My faith in the future rests squarely on the belief that man, if he doesn’t first destroy himself, will find new answers in the universe, new technologies, new disciplines, which will contribute to a vastly different and better world in the twenty-first century. Recalling what has happened in my short lifetime in the fields of communication and transportation and the life sciences, I marvel at the pessimists who tell us that we have reached the end of our productive capacity, who project a future of primarily dividing up what we now have and making do with less. To my mind the single essential element on which all discoveries will be dependent is human freedom.
With No Apologies (1979)

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:28:55pm

Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive Order

If true, I’ll give due where it is due. Ivanka may not be a bad apple.

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Belafon  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:29:48pm

re: #446 Nyet

Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive OrderIf true, I’ll give due where it is due. Ivanka may not be a bad apple.

If it’s true, she’s just inherited her dad’s lack of business skills.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:30:16pm

re: #446 Nyet

Kushner, Ivanka Trump Pushed to Remove Words Critical of Climate Deal From Executive OrderIf true, I’ll give due where it is due. Ivanka may not be a bad apple.

Ivanka needs to decide which team she is playing for.

White woman’s false dilemna —money/status quo/comfort or liberty.

There is a story - Something about a chained dog and a wolf

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:31:47pm

re: #448 Birth Control Works

Ivanka needs to decide which team she is playing for.

White woman’s false dilemna —money/status quo/comfort or liberty.

There is a story - Something about a chained dog and a wolf

IIRC, she and Chelsea Clinton are acquaintances if not friends. I think Chelsea needs to reach out.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:32:04pm

re: #447 Belafon

re: #448 Birth Control Works

Funny how Ivanka would still be 1000x more qualified than her dad to be pres.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:32:34pm

re: #450 Nyet

Funny how Ivanka would still be 1000x more qualified than her dad to be pres.

Most young adults would be.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:32:50pm

re: #451 Birth Control Works

Right.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:33:33pm

re: #89 Kragar

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I estimated that the DC women alone, based on my many friends who went, spent about $800 each. That’s in the area of $600,000,000 👍🏽

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:33:57pm

re: #444 plansbandc

I’m a mere newb of five years…

I was a lurker for many years, but I’ll be 4 officially on March 14.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:34:14pm

ah, Brat Puppy was feeling better and jumped from the bed to chair and started screaming. Feral Girl is most upset.

I don’t think pain meds would be a good idea at this time. Soft Tissue Injury probably.

Rest for the weekend.

sly dog

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:37:43pm

more Barry Goldwater:

“I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass.”
Said in July 1981 in response to Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell’s opposition to the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court, of which Falwell had said, “Every good Christian should be concerned.” as quoted in Ed Magnuson, “The Brethren’s First Sister,” Time Magazine, (20 July, 1981)

According to John Dean, Goldwater actually suggested that good Christians ought to kick Falwell in the “nuts”, but the news media “changed the anatomical reference.”
Dean, John (2008). Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches. Penguin Group. “I know because I was there when he said it.”

William F. Buckley died and the GOP lost it’s last defense against the Fundamentalists.

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freetoken  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:37:52pm

So very, very wary for the Good Cop/Bad Cop routine being played by the Trump family…

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Jay C  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:38:18pm

re: #444 plansbandc

re: #454 Backwoods_Sleuth

I know, I just logged my five-year anniversary here, and still feel like a raw rookie….

Actually I feel more like “The Cooler” ‘cuz threads tend to die after I post on them, but never mind….

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:38:22pm

re: #454 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was a lurker for many years, but I’ll be 4 officially on March 14.

You were one of the newbs I had suspicions about. It’s always those who can log in and post an avatar right away that I think are up to something (smarter than me…) But the avi was so cute, I admired it in my first comment, or second, after the ‘welcome hatchling’ one.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:38:57pm

re: #457 freetoken

There is that possibility, but Ivanka is probably brighter if only because she is not a crusty old white male.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:39:04pm

Charles, my Spy mode seems to be borked. Is it the long thread, or is my computer needing to be kicked in the head?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:40:01pm

Trump’s sister is a retired Federal Judge. Of all his family members, she is the most qualified to advise him. Yet, we do not hear about her.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:40:12pm

re: #461 thedopefishlives

Charles, my Spy mode seems to be borked. Is it the long thread, or is my computer needing to be kicked in the head?

Oh, good, it’s not just me and mine. I mean with the borked spy, not needing the kick in the head.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:40:35pm

re: #459 wrenchwench

You were one of the newbs I had suspicions about. It’s always those who can log in and post an avatar right away that I think are up to something (smarter than me…) But the avi was so cute, I admired it in my first comment, or second, after the ‘welcome hatchling’ one.

We used to call the newbs—hatchlings …they were so cute.

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freetoken  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:40:42pm

I use Spy mode, but only show 25 items. Works fine.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:41:16pm

re: #463 wrenchwench

Oh, good, it’s not just me and mine. I mean with the borked spy, not needing the kick in the head.

I rebooted teh Chrome and everything seems to be back to normal. It reset to the default 25 items, so that may have something to do with it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:41:17pm

re: #459 wrenchwench

You were one of the newbs I had suspicions about. It’s always those who can log in and post an avatar right away that I think are up to something (smarter than me…) But the avi was so cute, I admired it in my first comment, or second, after the ‘welcome hatchling’ one.

It took me a while to figure out the avatar thing and I didn’t want to post as football.
My worst newbie memory is accidentally downdinging comments the first couple of days and not knowing how to reverse them right away.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:41:30pm

re: #464 Birth Control Works

We used to call the newbs—hatchlings …they were so cute.

Still do.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:41:37pm

re: #458 Jay C

I know, I just logged my five-year anniversary here, and still feel like a raw rookie….

Actually I feel more like “The Cooler” ‘cuz threads tend to die after I post on them, but never mind….

I used to think Charles started a new thread everytime I posted. I think it had something to do with the time difference between when I woke up in Chicago and Charles in California.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:42:14pm

re: #461 thedopefishlives

Charles, my Spy mode seems to be borked. Is it the long thread, or is my computer needing to be kicked in the head?

It happened to me too. Rebooted everything.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:42:56pm

re: #464 Birth Control Works

We used to call the newbs—hatchlings …they were so cute.

Well, cute as long as they cleaned-up the goo from the hatching and brought me my coffee promptly.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:43:15pm

re: #471 Birth Control Works

Well, cute as long as they cleaned-up the goo from the hatching and brought me my coffee promptly.

And didn’t eat all the pie. I like pie.

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Nyet  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:43:25pm

re: #471 Birth Control Works

Well, cute as long as they cleaned-up the goo from the hatching and brought me my coffee promptly.

And beer.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:44:04pm

re: #466 thedopefishlives

I rebooted teh Chrome and everything seems to be back to normal. It reset to the default 25 items, so that may have something to do with it.

I reloaded it set for 25 (instead of my usual 10,000) (what?) and it works.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:45:42pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:46:39pm

re: #470 Backwoods_Sleuth

It happened to me too. Rebooted everything.

Mine just started working again with a refresh. I think the hamster took a nap.

On the old stories, I created an account and then lurked. It took a while to figure out the sarc tags.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:46:44pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:47:06pm

re: #476 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Mine just started working again with a refresh. I think the hamster took a nap.

On the old stories, I created an account and then lurked. It took a while to figure out the sarc tags.

oooh, sarc tags are very important

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:47:10pm

re: #476 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Mine just started working again with a refresh. I think the hamster took a nap.

On the old stories, I created an account and then lurked. It took a while to figure out the sarc tags.

And there were a ton of those flying around. God only knows what sarcastic bastards we Lizardim are.

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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:47:46pm

re: #478 Birth Control Works

oooh, sarc tags are very important

Sarc tags are for lepers.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:48:07pm

re: #480 teleskiguy

Sarc tags are for lepers.

I’m pretty sure I’m a social leper, so that’s okay.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:48:24pm

re: #480 teleskiguy

Sarc tags are for lepers.

Hanson’s disease victims.

please

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:48:52pm

re: #459 wrenchwench

You were one of the newbs I had suspicions about. It’s always those who can log in and post an avatar right away that I think are up to something (smarter than me…) But the avi was so cute, I admired it in my first comment, or second, after the ‘welcome hatchling’ one.

Perhaps I should change my avatar? Something pithy, job related perhaps? (Wait, if I posted something job related to my job, I’d get banned in a second.)

Something a step removed from job related, like a picture of Chimney Rock? (Plus its in my county.) It’s native name is -uh- descriptive.

Or maybe just keep my Gold Star Family button?

Taking votes.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:48:59pm

re: #481 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m pretty sure I’m a social leper, so that’s okay.

One thing about Mrs. Fish: She actually likes going out and visiting with people. Clearly there’s something very wrong with her.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:48:59pm

Progress: I have a title for the series that I was going to put off writing but I guess book two is up next.

Still need a title for the book.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:49:54pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:50:19pm

re: #484 thedopefishlives

One thing about Mrs. Fish: She actually likes going out and visiting with people. Clearly there’s something very wrong with her.

So one of the best things about the cruise is we were seated at a table with two other couples who didn’t have kids and there was adult conversation over dinner every night! Well, at least every night that a selection of us showed up.

We even all exchanged contact information, I liked them that much.

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:50:24pm

re: #483 Anymouse

Perhaps I should change my avatar? Something pithy, job related perhaps? (Wait, if I posted something job related to my job, I’d get banned in a second.)

Something a step removed from job related, like a picture of Chimney Rock? (Plus its in my county.) It’s native name is -uh- descriptive.

Or maybe just keep my Gold Star Family button?

Taking votes.

Round ones fit the current format best. And stars are always good. And it’s already pithy.

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nines09  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:50:48pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:51:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:52:13pm
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lawhawk  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:52:58pm

Yeah, about those emails. No not these:

The GOP’s got some explaining to do how this isn’t perjury (aka lying under oath).

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wrenchwench  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:53:57pm

Spy works at 50. I’ll check 100 tomorrow.

Later. lizards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:54:19pm
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bratwurst  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:54:24pm
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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:54:33pm

re: #484 thedopefishlives

Is it wrong that I’m proud of knowing what your avatar is and where it’s from? Do I get nerd credit for that? 😀

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Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:54:39pm

re: #481 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m pretty sure I’m a social leper, so that’s okay.

I’m sure you’re just fine. Mr. Johnson wouldn’t let just anyone on his Website.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:54:56pm

Wearing an anti-Nazi pin will trigger conservatives.
houstonpress.com

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plansbandc  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:55:37pm

re: #495 bratwurst

He’s such a douche.

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teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:56:09pm

Doesn’t stand a chance of passing as Democrats control the House and Governorship.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:56:16pm

heh

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:56:22pm

re: #496 plansbandc

Is it wrong that I’m proud of knowing what your avatar is and where it’s from? Do I get nerd credit for that? 😀

No it isn’t, and yes you do. I’ve had this nic since I was in middle school. SWIM, SWIM, HUNGRY…

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:57:12pm

re: #487 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So one of the best things about the cruise is we were seated at a table with two other couples who didn’t have kids and there was adult conversation over dinner every night! Well, at least every night that a selection of us showed up.

We even all exchanged contact information, I liked them that much.

You social animal, you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:58:04pm
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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:58:17pm

re: #489 nines09

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“It’s LSD or Acid, I don’t know which”

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TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:58:31pm

re: #462 Birth Control Works

Trump’s sister is a retired Federal Judge. Of all his family members, she is the most qualified to advise him. Yet, we do not hear about her.

Given who Trump has surrounded himself with in the White House, either he hasn’t even consulted with her or she’s staying the fuck out of it.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:58:49pm

re: #491 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OMG, THE EMAILS!

channeling Marlon Brando

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:58:49pm

re: #503 thedopefishlives

You social animal, you.

I’m a social cat.

All social activity should be on my terms and if I don’t feel up to it, I’m going to walk away with no warning.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:59:41pm

re: #508 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m a social cat.

All social activity should be on my terms and if I don’t feel up to it, I’m going to walk away with no warning.

I am so stealing this.

510
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 4:59:52pm

re: #508 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I’m a social cat.

All social activity should be on my terms and if I don’t feel up to it, I’m going to walk away with no warning.

and knock over and break something on your way out…

511
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:15pm

re: #510 Backwoods_Sleuth

and knock over and break something on your way out…

I save that for when I’m pissed off.

512
Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:21pm

re: #492 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Yeah, about those emails. No not these:

[Embedded content]

The GOP’s got some explaining to do how this isn’t perjury (aka lying under oath).

It’s OK if You’re a Republican is the only explanation needed.

513
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:23pm

re: #495 bratwurst

[Embedded content]

It’s a Pussy Hat —with ears.

514
TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:37pm

re: #489 nines09

[Embedded content]

LOL

515
BeachDem  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:39pm

re: #440 Belafon

[Embedded content]

I’m still hoping that Charles P. Pierce will be correct in the long run (this is from last summer, but sometimes Marty Baron pulls his punches until the time is exactly right. I would have thought that time was last fall, but..):

Donald Trump Picked the Wrong News Editor to F*ck With

Trump is going to war with The Washington Post, but he doesn’t stand a chance against Marty Baron.

esquire.com

516
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:00:43pm

re: #513 Birth Control Works

It’s a Pussy Hat —with ears.

[Embedded content]

Some men are easily confused.

517
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:01:17pm

Street fills with thunderous cheers as former Pres. Obama emerges from building in Manhattan. abcn.ws

518
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:02:32pm

re: #516 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Some men are easily confused.

I think this was discussed in the previous thread —labia glue and all,

519
b.d.  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:02:35pm

re: #513 Birth Control Works

It’s a Pussy Hat —with ears.

[Embedded content]

I think that might be why the pound put a lifetime ban on Chuck…

520
Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:02:53pm

re: #498 DodgerFan1988

Wearing an anti-Nazi pin will trigger conservatives.
houstonpress.com

I’ve noticed when I’m talking to parents at my daughter’s school’s pick-up and other mundane places that glances at my pin spark comment. Not about it, but usually in support of Trump. I’ve gotten remarks about the horrors of a $15 minimum wage, socialized medicine, the dangers of various Muslims, stuff about Hillary Clinton’s emails, and on and on and ad infinitum.

It’s rather clear to me that wearing the pin makes Trump supporters feel accused, even though I’m nominally only expressing dissent against a German political party that died before I was even born. Openly stating, “I am anti-Nazi” seems to make them ask, “Does he think I’m a Nazi?” So my question is, “Are you?”

GOOD

521
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:03:10pm

re: #519 b.d.

I think that might be why the pound put a lifetime ban on Chuck…

Chuck is one of those xtians who has had like 4 marriages and counting.

522
BigPapa  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:03:45pm

re: #489 nines09

Ha ha, that joke will pay for some time.

523
b.d.  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:04:16pm

re: #521 Birth Control Works

Chuck is one of those xtians who has had like 4 marriages and counting.

shocked!

524
thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:04:58pm

re: #510 Backwoods_Sleuth

and knock over and break something on your way out…

And yes, sometimes I fall off the furniture with little warning.

525
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:05:09pm
526
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:05:52pm

re: #524 thedopefishlives

And yes, sometimes I fall off the furniture with little warning.

becareful, Brat Puppy hurt himself doing that.

528
teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:07:35pm
529
Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:07:41pm

re: #498 DodgerFan1988

Wearing an anti-Nazi pin will trigger conservatives.
houstonpress.com

I’ll take a dozen gross.

While the manufacturer of the writer’s pin is probably out of business, I suppose some enterprising individual could crank out new ones, as well as stickers, coffee mugs, coasters, mouse pads, hats, cross-stitch patterns, &c.

530
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:13:18pm

re: #519 b.d.

I think that might be why the pound put a lifetime ban on Chuck…

ok, who/what is

the pound

?

531
ObserverArt  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:13:37pm

re: #495 bratwurst

Chuck Woolery ✔ @chuckwoolery
Women get vagina hats, but if men wore penis hats, they’d attack us and be outraged. bit.ly
11:15 AM - 24 Feb 2017
120 120 Retweets 509 509 likes

Dear Mr. Woolery,

Have you looked in a mirror lately?

You don’t need the hat.

532
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:14:16pm

re: #520 Stanley Sea

I want an anti-nazi pin.

533
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:14:28pm
534
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:15:19pm
535
BeachDem  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:15:42pm

re: #516 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Some men are easily confused.

Chuck Woolery is always confused.

536
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:15:54pm

re: #530 Birth Control Works

ok, who/what is

?

Animal shelter? I think the suggestion was that if Woolery can’t tell the difference between a cat’s ears and a woman’s genitals he wouldn’t be allowed into a place with a lot of kitties.

537
thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:16:24pm

re: #536 calochortus

Animal shelter? I think the suggestion was that if Woolery can’t tell the difference between a cat’s ears and a woman’s genitals he wouldn’t be allowed into a place with a lot of kitties.

Or a lot of womens’ genitals.

538
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:16:26pm
539
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:17:19pm

re: #537 thedopefishlives

Or a lot of womens’ genitals.

I’d imagine women would avoid him in droves.

540
Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:17:47pm

The Army issued us Vagina Caps in the ’60s. I think that’s what they called them.

541
allegro  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:17:56pm

re: #521 Birth Control Works

Chuck is one of those xtians who has had like 4 marriages and counting.

Since he doesn’t know what a vagina looks like I guess we know why.

542
Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:18:01pm

Turns out you can buy those anti-Nazi buttons at Café Press.

Strangely, when I go to cafepress.com, I get redirected to cafepress.co.uk - I can’t figure out why that is.

Anyway, the buttons are here:
cafepress.co.uk

543
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:18:35pm

it’s getting closer to me:

544
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:21:40pm

re: #540 Decatur Deb

The Army issued us Vagina Caps in the ’60s. I think that’s what they called them.

That’s not exactly the term Mr. C. used in referring to them.

545
Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:22:22pm

re: #544 calochortus

That’s not exactly the term Mr. C. used in referring to them.

It was long ago, and I was very young.

546
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:23:02pm

This is why MrBWS didn’t get to come home tonight after being away all week.

Talked w/ @DukeEnergy spokesperson about storm preps. Crews will prioritize emergency svcs 1st — then issues to get most ppl online @WCPO

547
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:23:09pm

re: #545 Decatur Deb

It was long ago, and I was very young.

Weren’t we all?

548
thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:25:06pm

re: #546 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is why MrBWS didn’t get to come home tonight after being away all week.

I’m sorry. When next you see him, tell him thank you.

549
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:25:45pm

If Trump wants contractors to submit plans for The Wall, wouldn’t you want to give them longer than 2 weeks to plan? I thought the government planned stuff and then put it out to bid, but I guess this will be the best possible way to get a quality product fast and cheap.

550
ObserverArt  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:25:46pm

re: #543 Backwoods_Sleuth

it’s getting closer to me:

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About 60 miles west of me. The storm line doesn’t look too bad, but the way it is angled and flowing, it will probably be around for some time.

551
Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:26:57pm

If it makes Mr. Woolery any happier, I did requisition a Prick-77 for a weekend.

552
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:27:55pm

re: #550 ObserverArt

About 60 miles west of me. The storm line doesn’t look too bad, but the way it is angled and flowing, it will probably be around for some time.

yep. The watch goes until 2 a.m. I’m hoping it fizzles long before then.

553
Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:28:45pm

re: #534 Birth Control Works

cafepress

Weird. When I use your link, it goes to cafepress.com

When I type cafepress.com into my browser (Firefox), it goes to cafepress.co.uk
When I type the same into Internet Exploder 11, it goes to the American site.

Apparently my Firefox browser just obtained political asylum in the United Kingdom.

554
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:29:37pm

That is a Mr Bean look if I ever saw one.

555
allegro  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:29:41pm

re: #549 calochortus

If Trump wants contractors to submit plans for The Wall, wouldn’t you want to give them longer than 2 weeks to plan? I thought the government planned stuff and then put it out to bid, but I guess this will be the best possible way to get a quality product fast and cheap.

There’s fast and cheap and then there’s quality. There is no all three. Np signs they give a shit about quality anyway.

556
Kragar  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:29:42pm

re: #551 Decatur Deb

I had to deal with prick E-7s in my day

557
Barefoot Grin  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:30:39pm

re: #500 teleskiguy

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Doesn’t stand a chance of passing as Democrats control the House and Governorship.

Passed this week in “live free or die” state. Fuck me.

558
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:30:41pm

re: #549 calochortus

re: #555 allegro

Contractors won’t get paid anyway.

559
thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:30:41pm

re: #549 calochortus

If Trump wants contractors to submit plans for The Wall, wouldn’t you want to give them longer than 2 weeks to plan? I thought the government planned stuff and then put it out to bid, but I guess this will be the best possible way to get a quality product fast and cheap.

It goes back to what I was saying earlier: He knows his time is short, even if it’s subconsciously. He’s trying to ram through his bullshit agenda before anyone can muster the power to stop him.

560
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:32:44pm
561
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:33:40pm

re: #559 thedopefishlives

It goes back to what I was saying earlier: He knows his time is short, even if it’s subconsciously. He’s trying to ram through his bullshit agenda before anyone can muster the power to stop him.

And besides, I don’t suppose he really cares about a wall as long as it looks like it might get built.

562
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:33:51pm
563
Anymouse  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:34:39pm

And the press will play right along … feature of authoritarians everywhere.

564
calochortus  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:35:21pm

Oh well. Time to go start making dinner.
BBL

565
Birth Control Works  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:36:39pm

bbl

566
thedopefishlives  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:36:56pm

Feeding time for basement cats. BBIAB

567
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:38:10pm

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568
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:39:14pm
569
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:39:55pm

re: #567 klys (maker of Silmarils)

[Embedded content]

iDpJhUTm67fVGg2BBQO3rCbbvwFYv8GK

570
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:41:32pm
571
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:42:13pm
572
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:43:18pm
573
plansbandc  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:43:25pm

re: #554 Backwoods_Sleuth

Egad, how precious.

574
teleskiguy  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:44:46pm

re: #572 Backwoods_Sleuth

Guilty as charged. 😐

575
Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:44:52pm

re: #572 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because No True Lesbian will give an orgasm to a man?

576
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:44:53pm

re: #573 plansbandc

Egad, how precious.

squee level off the charts

577
William Lewis  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:45:16pm

re: #551 Decatur Deb

If it makes Mr. Woolery any happier, I did requisition a Prick-77 for a weekend.

[Embedded content]

Embedded Image

Oh, lord, 2 of those monsters and a M-14? My back aches just looking at that picture.

578
Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:45:30pm

re: #575 Decatur Deb

Because No True Lesbian will give an orgasm to a man?

only if they click on the link hoping for more pictures…

579
Stanley Sea  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:48:32pm

re: #534 Birth Control Works

cafepress

Etsy too.

580
HappyWarrior  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:48:35pm

re: #568 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Facts free zone.

581
A Cranky One  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:48:36pm

re: #373 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I am tempted to say that titling the book is harder than writing the damn thing.

One weird trick to keep you amused for hours.

582
Decatur Deb  Feb 24, 2017 • 5:48:59pm

re: #577 William Lewis

Oh, lord, 2 of those monsters and a M-14? My back aches just looking at that picture.

Thank Crom that’s not me, but it’s scary how much it looks like it might have been. The -14, steel pot, and pre-BDU fatigues were all in my short window.

(I only drew the PRC a decade later, for a Korea Girl Scout trip, as a civilian.)

583
CleverToad  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:11:10pm

re: #567 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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

584
klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:14:51pm

re: #583 CleverToad

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585
Joe Bacon  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:15:23pm
586
CleverToad  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:28:18pm

re: #584 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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587
TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:45:34pm

re: #554 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is a Mr Bean look if I ever saw one.

588
TedStriker  Feb 24, 2017 • 6:49:09pm

re: #568 Backwoods_Sleuth

The ghost of Mark Felt might want to haunt that asshole, as well as Trump & Co.

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Perception Scientist Says Reality Is ‘What Proved Useful in the Past’ Later in his explanation, he cites language as a clear example of something that’s part of our reality but only exists in our collective imagination. “It doesn’t exist without us,” he writes. “But it is very much part of ...
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STEALTHING: the Growing Movement of Men Who Secretly Remove Condoms During Sex Two years ago, a 19-year-old Florida teen posted a call for advice in the subreddit askgaybros. In the post, he said he met a guy on Grindr and went back to his place to hook up. When the guy ...
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Trump-Free Sunday Mornings-Daily Beast We think it’s time to go on a more balanced Donald Diet—call it a Sabbath for sanity. And that’s why we’re going to embark on a new experiment: Trump-free Sunday mornings. Barring major breaking news, for a few hours ...
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Video: John Muir - The Last Oasis John Muir - The Last Oasis is a short film directed by Michael Coleman a Martinez, California native inspired by the writings of naturalist, author and early advocate of wilderness preservation John Muir. Many of the locations featured in ...
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The Woman Who Saved Lower Manhattan From Becoming a Highway What makes a city? It's not the buildings (skyscrapers) or the streets (traffic), or the banks and government offices and shopping districts sandwiched between them. It's the people. This is obvious nearly to the point of tautology, yet in ...
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