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Ace Rothstein  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:20:42pm

Dumb. And waaaaaaay dumber.

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stpaulbear  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:22:21pm

‘A Closer Look’ is turning into one of my faves. It’s easily the best part of his show.

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teleskiguy  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:24:50pm

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wheat-dogg  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:33:23pm

Oh what a tangled web they’ve weaved

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Scout  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:37:13pm

Forgive me if you folks have already seen this, but I just have to share:

Patrick Stewart, aka Capt. Jean-Luc Piccard

It’s a link to a Huffington Post item.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:38:34pm

“I’m in a play and I’m a pirate.”

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Moebym  Mar 2, 2017 • 9:48:47pm
As the balloon slowly deflates, with farting sounds

The toilet humor-loving side of me LOLed at this.

At the local Dem club meeting yesterday, the club president called Trump “Trumpenstein”, to much snickering. You would be surprised to learn that the members of the club don’t have much respect for the so-called POTUS.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:06:46pm

It’s late and slow so I’m gonna go OT to say…

Just finished a 2 night binge of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (BBC production) on Netflix. TRIPPPPPPPIN’! (No, I have not been toking but wish I had been cuz Whoa.)

Starts out slow but patience pays off. Way cool with mind-blowing story and effects.

That is all. Back to today’s scandals.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:07:55pm
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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:10:52pm

Sessions has done caught his leg in a coyote trap and is starting to chew off his own leg.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:10:58pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:14:18pm

re: #11 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Everybody in the Trump campaign seems to have met with the Russians, and every single one of them insists the discussions had were perfectly harmless and of no consequence whatsoever. Not a one every discussed the campaign, even in a passing fashion.

And if you believe that, I’ve got beachfront property in Nevada going for cheap.

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:17:55pm

re: #12 Targetpractice

And if you believe that, I’ve got beachfront property in Nevada going for cheap.

At the rate glaciers are melting it might actually be beachfront soon…

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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:21:27pm

When has any foreign government/entity even entered a discussion in any US election? Already we’re talking about it like it’s ever been a thing, even to deny.

Not expressed well but this is not normal.

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austin_blue  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:22:49pm

Just a drive-by and a comment on the video.

That was brutal and effective.

Jeff Sessions is a dead man walking.

Good.

Dog only knows which worse fucking asshole they’ll replace him with, but that’s later days.

Jimmy Breslin wrote a great comedy mob book called The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight back in 1969. This gang is less competent and at least as self-destructive.

It may be that we will be able to just sit back and watch them tear each other to pieces.

This would be a *good* thing.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:26:30pm

The fact that Sessions being a fucking out and proud racist wasn’t enough to deny him the position of US Attny General is telling and depressing enough. Any port in a storm…?

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austin_blue  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:30:24pm

Uh oh. The hometown festival is gaining international attention:

theguardian.com

This kinda sucks.

Night all. I’m beat.

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Kragar  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:30:44pm

At the State Department, the fear of getting caught in a leak investigation or running afoul of White House positions is so acute that some officials will discuss issues only face-to-face rather than use phones, email, texts or other messaging applications, two State Department officials said.

“There is a climate of intimidation, not just about talking to reporters, but also about communicating with colleagues,” said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner did not respond directly to the officials’ statements but said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson aimed to foster an open climate where new ideas are raised and considered on their merits.

“There does have to be some degree of trust among colleagues in order to have those kinds of conversations,” Toner said.

There also is high anxiety in parts of DHS, officials there said.

“The atmosphere has become toxic, and that is not conducive to the work,” said a DHS official on condition of anonymity.

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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:39:51pm

re: #18 Kragar

I would translate that to say they are paralyzed by fear. Seems appropriate since fear they have been fanning for years is what got them there. Karma.

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teleskiguy  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:41:32pm

I broke the news to Dan Bidondi.

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I cannot.  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:44:49pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 2, 2017 • 10:48:20pm

This guy is a scumbag. But this tweet is nice.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 2, 2017 • 11:06:01pm

Not Good…

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allegro  Mar 2, 2017 • 11:09:25pm

If they really wanted to reduce burdens on businesses they would pass single payer health insurance.

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BeachDem  Mar 2, 2017 • 11:15:36pm

re: #15 austin_blue

Just a drive-by and a comment on the video.

That was brutal and effective.

Jeff Sessions is a dead man walking.

Good.

Dog only knows which worse fucking asshole they’ll replace him with, but that’s later days.

Jimmy Breslin wrote a great comedy mob book called The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight back in 1969. This gang is less competent and at least as self-destructive.

It may be that we will be able to just sit back and watch them tear each other to pieces.

This would be a *good* thing.

I watched “Burn After Reading” for the 11ty millionth time tonight, because I wanted to see an espionage story that made sense.
/

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Anymouse  Mar 2, 2017 • 11:53:12pm

From the previous thread:

re: #145 The Vicious Babushka

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Grrrr … Internet service out again for part of the day …

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:01:09am

re: #19 allegro

I would translate that to say they are paralyzed by fear. Seems appropriate since fear they have been fanning for years is what got them there. Karma.

Trump also did not realize that he could not force the entire US government apparatus to sign a lifetime NDA when he took office.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:04:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:07:54am

re: #28 Anymouse

Surprise, surprise, Pence used a personal AOL account to send sensitive Homeland Security emails while governor of IN—and got hacked.

Lock. Him. Up.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:09:54am

LOL: You stand on the deck and it feels like a very big piece of land… .

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:12:17am

re: #30 Anymouse

LOL: You stand on the deck and it feels like a very big piece of land… .

better than real estate?

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:20:20am

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

better than real estate?

Not only better: yuger. Steel real estate. With aeroplanes. And it moves.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:21:28am

Yeah, Senator Paul, I don’t think so.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:27:54am

re: #32 Anymouse

Not only better: yuger. Steel real estate. With aeroplanes. And it moves.

…and it projects US political power and defends business interests.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:29:14am

Eeep.

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:37:53am

I know 45 hates Obama with the light of 1000 suns, but in a lot of his old tweets coming up (that are ironically prescient and numerous) I feel like there’s a weird undercurrent. It now feels like he was being fed info to say as far back as 2013. It’s possible his cognitive decline really increased over the last few years. But all of the tweets being very on topic and better written seem more like some type of grooming rather than a sustained interest by someone with a critically short attention span.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:41:42am

re: #33 Anymouse

Rand Paul on Sessions controversy: Time to move on

Basically, the argument here is that lying about Russia does not really count as perjury.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:42:25am

re: #37 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Basically, the argument here is that lying about Russia does not really count as perjury.

Or the argument is the one he made on Valentine’s Day on FOX Radio: Republicans do not investigate Republicans, there would be no point.

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Targetpractice  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:43:13am

re: #33 Anymouse

Yeah, Senator Paul, I don’t think so.

[Embedded content]

The GOP insisted that we needed 8 investigations, including a select committee, because there were “still questions” about Benghazi.

But now there’s evidence of an actual criminal act involving one of their own…and they don’t figure it warrants investigation.

Imagine that…

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:45:41am

re: #39 Targetpractice

The GOP insisted that we needed 8 investigations, including a select committee, because there were “still questions” about Benghazi.

But now there’s evidence of an actual criminal act involving one of their own…and they don’t figure it warrants investigation.

Imagine that…

It would appear it’s always projection (or maybe turtles all the way down) … Mike Pence, AOL, and Homeland Security information … nothing to see here.

These are the same folk that said they would impeach Hillary Clinton on the first day if she was elected.

There must be some way the Democrats can capitalise on this rampant hypocrisy and seditious behaviour, if not with Republican voters, then at least with those who are apolitical.

In the meantime, there’s this too:

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:48:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:49:07am

re: #40 Anymouse

Bill introduced to ban Howard Zinn books from Arkansas public schools

Zinn, if read on its own, can be seen as very anti-American, but the whole point of his writing is to balance out some of the more egregious lies and misrepresentations that have been taught about American history in the name of “patriotism”.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:49:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:50:44am

re: #41 JordanRules

Again: This would be the Republican Party turning its back on the system of capitalism and global trade WE invented. An utter betrayal.

“International trade: who knew it could be so complicated?”

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:54:48am

re: #43 Dave In Austin

Repulsive. That’s all I’ve got…

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I cannot.  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:03:13am

re: #45 JordanRules

If anyone needs to go on a crash diet, just look at that picture.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:04:57am

re: #46 I cannot.

If anyone needs to go on a crash diet, just look at that picture.

no bodyshaming, please. besides, there is enough about AJ that is already completely disgusting

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:06:49am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Zinn, if read on its own, can be seen as very anti-American, but the whole point of his writing is to balance out some of the more egregious lies and misrepresentations that have been taught about American history in the name of “patriotism”.

And that is the point of a historian’s job: To tell the tale of what happened, not what a particular party or ideology wishes would happen.

Telling the tale of the Old West where I live is not complete without the tale of those who were slaughtered to make way for westward expansion, for example.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:13:02am

With the avalanche of information coming out about Russian interference in the election, and potentially-compromised Republican politicians, I wonder which will be the outcome here:

a) Prisoners’ Dilemma
b) Trolley Problem

Either someone is going to get pushed in front of a metaphorical trolley to save the rest (which might not work), or they all will enter into a circular firing squad to impugn each other.

You’d think they’d have learned after the Nixon fiasco.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:21:09am
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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:26:17am

Good news for Little Green Footballs (sort of) and Mr. Johnson:

I learned today from the veterinarian in Scottsbluff that we can buy Felix Randomkitty’s dietetic cat food on Amazon.

I don’t know how exactly Mr. Johnson is informed of how Amazon pays him when someone here uses the pass-through link to Amazon here, or if Amazon informs Mr. Johnson of what people purchase.

So, Mr. Johnson, if you get a list and you’re wondering who is buying cat food for diabetic cats through your Website, that would be me.

amazon.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:31:59am

re: #48 Anymouse

And that is the point of a historian’s job: To tell the tale of what happened, not what a particular party or ideology wishes would happen.

Telling the tale of the Old West where I live is not complete without the tale of those who were slaughtered to make way for westward expansion, for example.

And I grew up in Indiana, where are almost no Indians left.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:34:03am

re: #49 Anymouse

With the avalanche of information coming out about Russian interference in the election, and potentially-compromised Republican politicians, I wonder which will be the outcome here:

a) Prisoners’ Dilemma
b) Trolley Problem

Either someone is going to get pushed in front of a metaphorical trolley to save the rest (which might not work), or they all will enter into a circular firing squad to impugn each other.

You’d think they’d have learned after the Nixon fiasco.

They are just going to stonewall, gaslight and obfusticate. And if there is an investigation, it will be to punish the leakers. If the Courts try to intervene, they will just attack the entire judicial branch.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:39:37am
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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:40:58am

re: #40 Anymouse

What’s the next book to be censored? My money’s on “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James Loewen.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:43:00am

re: #56 teleskiguy

What’s the next book to be censored? My money’s on “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James Loewen.

followed by anything by

Henry Miller
Ken Kesey
William S Borroughs
Thomas Pynchon
Aldous Huxley
Oscar Wilde
Hunter S Thompson

etc…

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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:46:25am

re: #49 Anymouse

With the avalanche of information coming out about Russian interference in the election, and potentially-compromised Republican politicians, I wonder which will be the outcome here:

a) Prisoners’ Dilemma
b) Trolley Problem

Either someone is going to get pushed in front of a metaphorical trolley to save the rest (which might not work), or they all will enter into a circular firing squad to impugn each other.

You’d think they’d have learned after the Nixon fiasco.

Actually, I think they did: the proof of that being the ultimate outcome of the two major post-Watergate scandals - Iran-contra (1987) and (Bill) Clinton (1998), However, the lesson(s) Republicans learned from Watergate seem to be mainly negative ones: viz.:

1. always control the “investigation” phase and its PR.
2. make the investigation focus on “criminality” for Democrats, while dismissing issues for Republicans as “merely politics”
3. use RW media to maximize “outrage”/dismissal as per point 2.
4. use point 3 as leverage to control PR with MSM
5. furiously deflect criticism with false-equivalency/whattaboutism
6. when in doubt, just stonewall.

And it seems (up to now) to have worked fairly well for them: IOKIYAR codified as a bedrock guiding principle for nearly everything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:47:31am

Again, the final point of this story is that lying about the Russians is not perjury just like getting a blowjob from a bimbo is not cheating on your wife.

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:47:52am

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

followed by anything by

Henry Miller
Ken Kesey
William S Borroughs
Thomas Pynchon
Aldous Huxley
Oscar Wilde
Hunter S Thompson

etc…

I’ll be one pissed off motherfucker if they go after “Battle Cry of Freedom” by James McPherson.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:49:12am

re: #60 teleskiguy

I’ll be one pissed off motherfucker if they go after “Battle Cry of Freedom” by James McPherson.

Must give equal time for Lost Cause “historians”.

///

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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:50:59am

re: #60 teleskiguy

I’ll be one pissed off motherfucker if they go after “Battle Cry of Freedom” by James McPherson.

You mean that biased hatchet-job of Yankee propaganda?

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teleskiguy  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:51:40am

re: #61 Timothy Watson

Must give equal time for Lost Cause “historians”.

///

“We Coulda Won! The Confederate Rural Problem” by Robert Stacey McCain.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 1:58:26am

re: #60 teleskiguy

I’ll be one pissed off motherfucker if they go after “Battle Cry of Freedom” by James McPherson.

Or if they come after Fahrenheit 451. (Conservatives seem to target that book a lot: banning a book about banning books).

I ordered said dietetic food for diabetic cat now through LGF. Felix thanks you, Mr. Johnson. I used the Amazon button on this here Website.

A case of cat food costs an awful lot to ship; on the other hand, it isn’t a two-and-a-half hour round trip to the vet either. (Plus, Amazon will use the US Postal Service to ship to my house so I don’t have to hassle with UPS for three weeks when they don’t want to come here. Long story, but UPS almost got us sued over selling our house in Oklahoma because they wouldn’t deliver next day air paperwork for two weeks.)

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:03:17am

re: #60 teleskiguy

re: #61 Timothy Watson

re: #62 Jay C

Sounds like there is a difference of opinion here. /s

Tonight on Little Green Footballs Deathcage Match, the question of which history of the war fought between the North and South will be settled with folding chairs and chainsaws. You all have a front seat.

This episode sponsored by Nihilist Arby’s:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:05:13am

re: #65 Anymouse

It was all about tariffs and states’ rights…

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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:06:37am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was all about tariffs and states’ rights…

And “economic anxiety” in the textile-staple agricultural sector…..

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:06:42am

re: #66 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It was all about tariffs and states’ rights…

And WZ comes out and lands the first blow, a suplex!

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Targetpractice  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:10:59am

re: #40 Anymouse

It would appear it’s always projection (or maybe turtles all the way down) … Mike Pence, AOL, and Homeland Security information … nothing to see here.

These are the same folk that said they would impeach Hillary Clinton on the first day if she was elected.

There must be some way the Democrats can capitalise on this rampant hypocrisy and seditious behaviour, if not with Republican voters, then at least with those who are apolitical.

In the meantime, there’s this too:

[Embedded content]

Smartest thing to do would be to get fence-sitters out there by playing all the soundbytes and video clips of an incumbent arguing that Hillary needed to be locked up for (insert “scandelous behavior”), then compare that to the silence or consent of said incumbent towards the Trump admin doing the exact same thing. Basically a revival of the “Culture of Corruption” campaign that worked so well in 2006. And if the GOP cry “Foul!,” slap them doubly hard with Trump being on record saying he’d be totally truthful with the voters, then contrast that with the mountain of lies he’s built up in just a year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:13:10am

re: #68 Anymouse

And WZ comes out and lands the first blow, a suplex!

…and most of those Confederate soldiers did not even own slaves!!!

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:18:10am

re: #70 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…and most of those Confederate soldiers did not even own slaves!!!

Ooh, a leg-sweep!

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:19:33am
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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:24:05am

re: #61 Timothy Watson

By the way, I clicked on your avatar and found your Website. I love the name:

I’m Surrounded by Idiots

It doesn’t appear you’ve updated it since 2011; it would appear you have a whole bunch of material you could put there now… .

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:31:57am

re: #72 Anymouse

This is the image that the Right wants to sell us about Nature Nazis and Environmental Whackos: that they want us to live in lean-tos and wipe our butts with leaves.

Environmentalism embraces cutting-edge technologies that are modern, sustainalbe and efficient, while conservatives want us to cling to dinosaur technologies that endanger our health, trash our environment and make us dependent on unstable governments as sources of supply.

Sources that we have to maintain a military presence to guard and even intervene in to stabilize.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:37:45am

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is the image that the Right wants to sell us about Nature Nazis and Environmental Whackos: that they want us to live in lean-tos and wipe our butts with leaves.

Environmentalism embraces cutting-edge technologies that are modern, sustainalbe and efficient, while conservatives want us to cling to dinosaur technologies that endanger our health, trash our environment and make us dependent on unstable governments as sources of supply.

Sources that we have to maintain a military presence to guard and even intervene in to stabilize.

Nature Nazis? (I am trying to picture a bunch of people in dashikis and beads goose-steeping barefoot.)

As for using leaves, I imagine anyone who’s been camping a lot has probably done it more than once. Watch out for poison ivy though (I wouldn’t know about that).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:45:02am

re: #75 Anymouse

Nature Nazis? (I am trying to picture a bunch of people in dashikis and beads goose-steeping barefoot.)

As for using leaves, I imagine anyone who’s been camping a lot has probably done it more than once. Watch out for poison ivy though (I wouldn’t know about that).

It is an image that any Rush Limbaugh fan has clearly in his mind.

I once brushed a bit of poison oak on the hem of my shorts while hiking in AZ…it was not bad, but I later spilled a glass of wine all over it, which dissolved the poison oak and spread it everywhere…walked bow-legged for a week.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:50:49am

No home should be without one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:53:13am

re: #77 wheat-dogg

No home should be without one.

Milo Youngenoughfourus

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 2:58:00am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is an image that any Rush Limbaugh fan has clearly in his mind.

I once brushed a bit of poison oak on the hem of my shorts while hiking in AZ…it was not bad, but I later spilled a glass of wine all over it, which dissolved the poison oak and spread it everywhere…walked bow-legged for a week.

Camping in a park in Missouri once, I was searching for down wood for firewood. The park was pretty bare of it, but I saw a rather large pile of it near the edge of the park amongst a large field of plants.

I waded through the plants to get the wood I needed. Most of the way out of the plants was when I realised I had just waded through about fifty feet of uninterrupted poison ivy plants all about three feet tall. (After that incident - and a couple weeks of insanity over the results - I learned to pay better attention.)

Poison ivy finds me, not the other way round. I was walking my mother’s dog in the alley behind her apartment house in Chicago, and the dog (a pit bull) saw something and gave chase, dragging me through a bunch of poison ivy plants in the alley. (Who knew there was poison ivy in the bloody city outside the forest preserves.) Stuff grew up in our backyard in Oklahoma, which I seemed to find every time I mowed the yard (my wife insisted it wasn’t there before I moved in - however, she does not react to the stuff).

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:02:11am

re: #79 Anymouse

I am grateful that China does not have poison ivy.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:04:49am

Frankly, I am amazed the White House website sees fit to publish Trump’s remarks on the “Jerld Ford … USS” verbatim.

whitehouse.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:08:30am

re: #81 wheat-dogg

Frankly, I am amazed the White House website sees fit to publish Trump’s remarks on the “Jerld Ford … USS” verbatim.

whitehouse.gov

they were so….Presidential!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:08:53am

Weird. My comment was pubbed twice. Deleted #2.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:13:18am

re: #81 wheat-dogg

Frankly, I am amazed the White House website sees fit to publish Trump’s remarks on the “Jerld Ford … USS” verbatim.

whitehouse.gov

It would appear they have fixed it now.

I’m guessing White House copyeditor was not considered for a hire.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:15:10am

re: #82 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

they were so….Presidential!

I think Trump has a fear of boats, judging from one report about his yacht that he had to sell at a loss in his bankruptcy in the ’80s. It seems he took the yacht out on the waters off Atlantic City only once. The water was choppy, and Trump reportedly freaked out, convinced that the boat was going to sink any minute. So, he demanded the pilot take the yacht back to shore, and that’s where it stayed until some rich Arab dude bought.

Maybe standing on the Gerald Ford unsettled Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:16:50am

re: #85 wheat-dogg

I think Trump has a fear of boats, judging from one report about his yacht that he had to sell at a loss in his bankruptcy in the ’80s. It seems he took the yacht out on the waters off Atlantic City only once. The water was choppy, and Trump reportedly freaked out, convinced that the boat was going to sink any minute. So, he demanded the pilot take the yacht back to shore, and that’s where it stayed until some rich Arab dude bought.

Maybe standing on the Gerald Ford unsettled Trump.

Which is why he had to keep saying out loud that it was not…a…boat…not…a…boat.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:17:05am

re: #85 wheat-dogg

I think Trump has a fear of boats, judging from one report about his yacht that he had to sell at a loss in his bankruptcy in the ’80s. It seems he took the yacht out on the waters off Atlantic City only once. The water was choppy, and Trump reportedly freaked out, convinced that the boat was going to sink any minute. So, he demanded the pilot take the yacht back to shore, and that’s where it stayed until some rich Arab dude bought.

Maybe standing on the Gerald Ford unsettled Trump.

That makes sense; I’ve recall hearing about the same thing as well.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:17:19am

re: #84 Anymouse

It would appear they have fixed it now.

I’m guessing White House copyeditor was not considered for a hire.

I was referring to how he pronounced it in the video with the “Jrld Ford … USS” remark. I’m amazed they didn’t clean up syntax, as in “USS Gerald Ford.” Maybe everyone is afraid to correct the God Emperor’s English for fear of his mighty wrath.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:18:25am

re: #86 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Which is why he had to keep saying out loud that it was not…a…boat…not…a…boat.

It’s like a very big piece of land. Huge, even.

Huge Tracts of Land

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Targetpractice  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:20:29am

The difference between a national and regional newspaper:

USA Today’s front page? Pence used private email account that was hacked and two White House advisors caught talking to Russia.

The Virginian-Pilot? “TRUMP’S PROMISED US ANOTHER CARRIER! ALONG WITH MORE SHIPBUILDING!”

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:26:05am

Speaking of reporting, here’s what reporters visiting China have to put up with.

theguardian.com

Here’s the BBC reporter’s account of what happened.
bbc.com

Hunan province is where I live, btw. I’m not sure where this village is, but I suspect it’s close to Changsha, about five hours from where I am.

The village is closer than I thought, about 3-4 hours by bus, near the city of Loudi.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:27:59am

re: #91 wheat-dogg

Speaking of reporting, here’s what reporters visiting China have to put up with.

theguardian.com

Here’s the BBC reporter’s account of what happened.
bbc.com

Hunan province is where I live, btw. I’m not sure where this village is, but I suspect it’s close to Changsha, about five hours from where I am.

They know how to deal with “enemies of the people”…

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:31:26am

re: #90 Targetpractice

The difference between a national and regional newspaper:

USA Today’s front page? Pence used private email account that was hacked and two White House advisors caught talking to Russia.

The Virginian-Pilot? “TRUMP’S PROMISED US ANOTHER CARRIER! ALONG WITH MORE SHIPBUILDING!”

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald? Celebrating Reading (top headline)

In the “Nation/World” section, you won’t find a damn thing about Russia, Sessions, Trump, or anything else, though there are several articles about various Muslim extremist groups.

As I’ve noted here, we don’t get news, we get propaganda. Without any source for news (while there is Internet service in Scottsbluff and Alliance, you can pretty much forget the rest of the Panhandle as its too expensive), it is unsurprising after decades of Christian hate radio, FOX News Channel, and our newspaper that pretty much everyone thinks about politics the same way.

Today’s paper:starherald.com

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:40:18am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They know how to deal with “enemies of the people”…

You’ll note it was “thugs” who hassled the reporters and smashed their equipment, not the police. They either were cops out of uniform, or locals who were willing to rough the foreigners up under direction by Party officials and/or the cops. Then, the uniformed police can come in and act like peace keepers.

Chinese cities have another kind of uniformed officer called a “cheng guan” 城管, a local ordinance enforcement officer. The guys hassle street peddlers and food stall owners constantly, sometimes resorting to violence if the people don’t clear out fast enough. They’re universally detested, because street stalls and push carts are the only means of income for most of these people.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:44:00am

re: #94 wheat-dogg

Perhaps China doesn’t want taco trucks on every corner either. /s

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Alyosha  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:45:23am

Heh sciency folk bein’ awesome and such.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 3:56:29am

re: #96 Alyosha

I wonder where she got that. I have a few people in mind I would E-mail it to, but the cell’ ‘phone image doesn’t properly copy into my E-mail.

Had she credited the site where she got it I could have gone there. )::

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:02:54am
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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:03:44am

re: #93 Anymouse

All the folks you said have college degrees right so they were exposed to something else at some point? They aren’t uneducated then? And you’ve informed them of some other perspectives too from time to time right?
Like I’ve said, I wouldn’t listen to Fox if it was all I had. I never was suseptible to a bigoted church. They choose that life because it’s what they want. It fits generations of bigotry that they continue to choose as a family legacy even if it kills them via the policies their votes empower.

That paper has the AP stories, I’m sure the print version is a bit different but it doesn’t appear much different than the right wing Arizona Republic that we grew up with in this here big city. Yes there are other options but at some point a remote town of 124 people is going to be just that. And the people in it are going to be bigoted or not, you know there are plenty in tiny towns who aren’t.

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:10:25am

re: #2 stpaulbear

‘A Closer Look’ is turning into one of my faves. It’s easily the best part of his show.

That, and usually Jokes Seth Can’t Tell.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:14:04am

re: #95 Anymouse

Perhaps China doesn’t want taco trucks on every corner either. /s

There is a short street leading up to the north entrance of our university. A bus stop is nearby. Every year, there’s a line of stalls opposite the bus stop selling fried rice, steamed buns, fresh fruit and vegetables, and other tasty treats — the sellers are cashing in on hungry and poor students, of course. But, periodically, the cheng guan come and clear everyone out. A few months later, everyone is back again.

Not this time, though. Developers are putting up a high rise apartment tower and that part of the sidewalk used by the street stalls is blocked off now. Major bummer, because the fruit I could buy there was better than the local supermarket sold, and cheaper.

Progress sucks, sometimes.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:15:05am

re: #99 JordanRules

All the folks you said have college degrees right so they were exposed to something else at some point? They aren’t uneducated then? And you’ve informed them of some other perspectives too from time to time right?
Like I’ve said, I wouldn’t listen to Fox if it was all I had. I never was suseptible to a bigoted church. They choose that life because it’s what they want. It fits generations of bigotry that they continue to choose as a family legacy even if it kills them via the policies their votes empower.

That paper has the AP stories, I’m sure the print version is a bit different but it doesn’t appear much different than the right wing Arizona Republic that we grew up with in this here big city. Yes there are other options but at some point a remote town of 124 people is going to be just that. And the people in it are going to be bigoted or not, you know there are plenty in tiny towns who aren’t.

No, not all the folks have college degrees; we have a significant number above average in my village, but that means out of roughly sixty adults total in the village maybe a quarter have college degrees. In the Panhandle at large, that percentage is significantly lower.

Bigotry is learned behaviour. My mother pulled me out of Maryland schools in second grade and moved me to Michigan when my father was stationed there, because of Jim Crow segregation in the schools.

Given time, I suspect that a good amount of bigotry will pass. But to do that, ya gotta have more than one message. Our paper as you note has AP stories. (It has UPI stories as well.) However, the editor is the person who decides which AP or UPI stories to print (hence nothing at all on the Russia fiasco).

If you try to talk to a lot of people outside the two tiny cities (Scottsbluff and Alliance) that don’t have cable service, you will be stared at like you have three heads if you try to claim the GOP seems to be hip deep in Russian ties: They don’t believe it because nothing here tells them about it.

Those of us with such things as Internet are not enough of the population to make a significant dent.

Heck, one of the reasons I have Internet (and pay about 5% of my income for it) is so I can get news from something other than either a hard right wing source or an extreme right wing source.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:17:34am

re: #85 wheat-dogg

I think Trump has a fear of boats …

Makes sense, the ocean is one humbling motherfucker. It doesn’t give even the slightest of shits how rich or famous you are, you can’t bully it into submission. You either respect it, stay the hell away from it, or it kills you. It must be absolutely terrifying for a narcissist like Trump to experience the reality of open water.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:20:53am

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

Makes sense, the ocean is one humbling motherfucker. It doesn’t give even the slightest of shits how rich or famous you are, you can’t bully it into submission. You either respect it, stay the hell away from it, or it kills you. It must be absolutely terrifying for a narcissist like Trump to experience the reality of open water.

I was at sea once during a terrible storm; you’d be amazed at how much an aircraft carrier can roll and pitch.

The captain on that particular voyage passed an order banning people from the weather decks due to the danger.

One person from my division decided to go out on an aircraft elevator (the door was not completely closed) to look at the waves. One crashed over the elevator, and he was gone.

Despite the horrendous weather, the ship declared man overboard and launched search parties in helicopters (the seas were too dangerous for motor whaleboats). Never found him.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:25:32am

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

Makes sense, the ocean is one humbling motherfucker. It doesn’t give even the slightest of shits how rich or famous you are, you can’t bully it into submission. You either respect it, stay the hell away from it, or it kills you. It must be absolutely terrifying for a narcissist like Trump to experience the reality of open water.

Spalding Gray in Swimming to Cambodia:

Then I told him about my perfect woman in the Indian Ocean, and he listened, raising an eyebrow, and putting his pipe down, he turned to me and said: (imitating Athol Fugard) ‘Spalding! The sea’s a lovely lady when you play in her. But if you play with her, she’s a BITCH! Play in the sea, yes, but never play with her. You’re lucky to be here! You’re lucky to be ALIVE!’

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:27:08am

re: #102 Anymouse

Agree with a good deal of what you say when you expand it to the larger pan handle. Media consolidation has been a major problem that we should discuss but not just in terms that absolves white folks of continued bigotry at the ballot box. (like how long is it gonna take to die out, ya know) The black belt region suffers from the same media scarcity.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:29:42am

Before he deleted it, Sean Spicer tweeted Donald Trump was the new HUD Secretary.

What again was that about recordkeeping acts?

Image: 1488471585214.jpg

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:30:34am
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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:33:34am

Two other Trump advisers spoke with the Russian envoy during the GOP Convention (why the heck was that guy at the convention anyway).

usatoday.com

USA Today says that JD Gordon and Carter Page spoke with him, though the paper does not know what was discussed.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:38:43am

The Iowa state senator who claimed he had advanced science degrees but was outed as providing a Sizzler Steakhouse management certificate cannot even produce evidence he earned the Sizzler certificate.

Can I claim I have a degree in “astro-physics” because I have a ham radio license (at least I can produce that on demand)?

munchies.vice.com

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:43:35am

re: #110 Anymouse

The Iowa state senator who claimed he had advanced science degrees but was outed as providing a Sizzler Steakhouse management certificate cannot even produce evidence he earned the Sizzler certificate.

Can I claim I have a degree in “astro-physics” because I have a ham radio license (at least I can produce that on demand)?

munchies.vice.com

It’s all about “gotcha” politics with you libs, ain’t it! ///

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 4:51:38am

This “orderin’ on-line stuff” is pretty cool.

Whip out a spankin’ new piece of plastic I got in the mail with some numbers on it, punch ‘em into a Website, order a case of cat food, and Mr. Johnson gets a cut of the payment. (There is a payment with this stuff, right? You think they’ll want some money from me?)

/snark

I have had a credit card before (some twenty years ago) but haven’t had a need for them.

Amazon is creepy though: It suggests stuff to buy (even when I haven’t bought stuff there before), and is pretty good at guessing what I might like. It could be addictive to the detriment of my checking account: It wants me to buy the complete Daria boxed set, other varieties of diabetic cat food, a glucose monitor specially designed for cats (I’m not sure what that’s about since cats are supposed to have the same glucose levels as people), and a bunch of risqué Romance novels.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:01:08am

For Facebookers, you might be interested in a community page there, The Ides of Trump.
facebook.com

Aside from the commentary, they are trying to organise a postcard-mailing session from around the world on March 15 expressing disapproval of Mr. Trump.

If nothing else, that will give a much-needed cash infusion to the US Postal Service if the idea takes off.

The idea is to bury the White House in post cards. Perhaps I can send one I have that is a photo of the giant-sized plastic rooster outside the bed-and-breakfast here in town.

It is named the Big Broadwater Cock.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:08:00am

Ted Cruz tries and fails:

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:10:06am
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:10:39am

re: #16 allegro

The fact that Sessions being a fucking out and proud racist wasn’t enough to deny him the position of US Attny General is telling and depressing enough. Any port in a storm…?

A million times this. But why would Sessions being a racist distinguish him as unfit from Trump or Bannon or Miller and other movers and shakers in this regime?

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:13:30am

re: #90 Targetpractice

The difference between a national and regional newspaper:

USA Today’s front page? Pence used private email account that was hacked and two White House advisors caught talking to Russia.

The Virginian-Pilot? “TRUMP’S PROMISED US ANOTHER CARRIER! ALONG WITH MORE SHIPBUILDING!”

Just wait until they try to break the shipbuilding unions…

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:14:30am

re: #18 Kragar

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Trump did say we needed to go back to using couriers for communication.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:15:04am

re: #115 Timothy Watson

Wow, I just read that article. Subpoena his neighbours’ electronic devices because of an anonymous E-mail? That seems both a bit thin-skinned and a wild misuse of investigative powers of government.

If I was his neighbour I’d tell him “something something ACLU see you in court so you can pay my legal fees and damages for a vexatious lawsuit.”

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:16:26am

re: #119 Anymouse

Wow, I just read that article. Subpoena his neighbours’ electronic devices because of an anonymous E-mail? That seems both a bit thin-skinned and a wild misuse of investigative powers of government.

If I was his neighbour I’d tell him “something something ACLU see you in court so you can pay my legal fees and damages for a vexatious lawsuit.”

Yeah, and none of the judges in his county want anything to do with the case since the legislature appoints and reappoints judges here in Virginia.

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:17:11am

re: #116 Patricia Kayden

Trump did lose the pop vote so we rejected that racist and the EC slapped back. We didn’t get a choice once the racist one was installed, he installed his racist people and there’s no checks on that.

We had a check on Sessions, but the racist GOP and Manchin slapped back on that. It infuriates me. Sigh.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:19:12am

re: #39 Targetpractice

**blood boiling**

Republicans are so damn hypocritical. They’re outrageous. I hope Democrats are prepared to fight back like hell at the way Republicans are trying to normalize this scandalous regime.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:19:12am

SXSW appears to indicate it is going to work with ICE:

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:21:47am

re: #73 Anymouse

By the way, I clicked on your avatar and found your Website. I love the name:

I’m Surrounded by Idiots

It doesn’t appear you’ve updated it since 2011; it would appear you have a whole bunch of material you could put there now… .

Heh, I’m pretty sure I got the name from watching Lion King as a kid:

The Lion King (Scar) - I’m Surrounded by idiots!

That apparently stayed with me as a teenager and adult because I would even do the facepalm and everything while saying it. Didn’t realize where I had picked it up until I rewatched the film several years go.

I keep meaning to post, but it was kinda hard to do with my previous job and even my current (both state government jobs), plus I’ve been kinda lazy. I could make a snarky comment on Facebook, Twitter, or here, or spend 30 minutes writing up something substantial.

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Anymouse  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:21:50am

The sun is coming up, time for me to get into my coffin. Good night, y’all (for varying definitions of night).

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:22:28am

re: #41 JordanRules

The problem with ignoring the WTO is that the rest of the world doesn’t have to. He violates, China and Europe get a ruling in their favor, and our export and import prices go up.

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JordanRules  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:27:03am

re: #126 Belafon

Yup. There are a million uniquely Drumpfian ways he can screw up the economy.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:27:18am

This is not good, if true.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:28:28am

re: #49 Anymouse

With the avalanche of information coming out about Russian interference in the election, and potentially-compromised Republican politicians, I wonder which will be the outcome here:

a) Prisoners’ Dilemma
b) Trolley Problem

Either someone is going to get pushed in front of a metaphorical trolley to save the rest (which might not work), or they all will enter into a circular firing squad to impugn each other.

You’d think they’d have learned after the Nixon fiasco.

Checked Wikipedia to see what the Trolley problem was!!

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Donkey With No Name  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:31:29am

Our Esteemed Senior Senator retweeted the Daily Caller:

In the most ridiculous act of deflection I’ve seen lately…

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Donkey With No Name  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:37:12am

re: #123 Anymouse

SXSW appears to indicate it is going to work with ICE:

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I’m too lazy to look it up, but I suspect they said something similar last year. Organizations sponsoring visas have some responsibility.

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freetoken  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:40:47am

re: #131 Donkey With No Name

Perhaps. Yet I’ve always found SXSW a bit empty. When I’ve watched presentations from there I’ve often been disappointed in the interlocutors, that corporations can pretty much put forward their agendas and not get challenged or explored as they ought.

Woodstock SXSW is not.

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jeffreyw  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:41:26am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:44:48am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:44:50am

re: #128 wheat-dogg

This is not good, if true.

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I’m pretty sure that was Russia’s game all along.

Anschluss.

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Donkey With No Name  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:51:49am

re: #132 freetoken

Yeah, not an enormous fan of SXSW myself. Just saying I’m not sure the policy is that out of the ordinary.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:52:32am

re: #114 Anymouse

Ted Cruz tries and fails:

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Who knew that perjury was a big deal? Cruz knows better as a lawyer but he knows the Republican rubes don’t..

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:55:34am

re: #130 Donkey With No Name

Our Esteemed Senior Senator retweeted the Daily Caller:

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In the most ridiculous act of deflection I’ve seen lately…

Not so smart is he. And again Sessions said under oath he had never met him privately.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:57:16am

re: #135 Dr Lizardo

I’m pretty sure that was Russia’s game all along.

Anschluss.

It would seem so. Could be interesting for my Slovak cousins. They live right near the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The Rusyns have an interesting history with both groups.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 3, 2017 • 5:58:38am

re: #137 HappyWarrior

Who knew that perjury was a big deal? Cruz knows better as a lawyer but he knows the Republican rubes don’t..

You know guys, when you spend a whole election campaign yelling LOCK HER UP, maybe you should expect some scrutiny and prepare to be honest and law-abiding.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:00:37am

re: #140 Sir John Barron

You know guys, when you spend a whole election campaign yelling LOCK HER UP, maybe you should expect some scrutiny and prepare to be honest and law-abiding.

You don’t say. Fortunately I think we can get the electorate to agree.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:03:01am

re: #139 HappyWarrior

It would seem so. Could be interesting for my Slovak cousins. They live right near the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The Rusyns have an interesting history with both groups.

One of my Ukrainian neighbors here in China says this will be her last year working as a foreign teacher. She will return to Luhansk and says she hopes things will be better. Her oblast is now relatively peaceful, but fighting continues to the south in Donetsk. She has a young son, so I can understand why she wants to return, but I hope Ukraine will be safe.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:03:35am

Erin Burnett on CNN last night tried the McCaskill gotcha on Luis Guitterez and Rep Guitterez wasn’t having any of it. He correctly point out Sessions unlike McCaskill was under oath which is a big difference and it’s clear that Sessions was meeting the ambassador in a capacity different from his job as a senator.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:04:52am

re: #142 wheat-dogg

One of my Ukrainian neighbors here in China says this will be her last year working as a foreign teacher. She will return to Luhansk and says she hopes things will be better. Her oblast is now relatively peaceful, but fighting continues to the south in Donetsk. She has a young son, so I can understand why she wants to return, but I hope Ukraine will be safe.

I do too. The Ukrainians have a right to sovereignty and it infuriates me that the GOP sold them out to curry favor with Putin.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:05:03am

re: #141 HappyWarrior

You don’t say. Fortunately I think we can get the electorate to agree.

That will require the Democrats to bring up the hypocrisy at every opportunity. Should be easy for people like Chaffetz and Issa, but they will need to tie all the Republicans to the Trump debacle and its aftermath.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:06:40am

re: #143 HappyWarrior

Good for Guittierez. Sick of this “both sides do it” nonsense. It’s simply not true.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:07:28am

re: #144 HappyWarrior

I do too. The Ukrainians have a right to sovereignty and it infuriates me that the GOP sold them out to curry favor with Putin.

And they decided to curry favor with Putin because they hate Barack Obama that much. I remember neocons celebrating the Orange Revolution and saying what a great accomplishment it was for the Bush administration.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:11:56am

re: #147 Timothy Watson

And they decided to curry favor with Putin because they hate Barack Obama that much. I remember neocons celebrating the Orange Revolution and saying what a great accomplishment it was for the Bush administration.

I remember the far left hating the Orange Revolution because it was Bush admin supported but I supported it given my beliefs on ya know democracy.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:12:47am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

Good for Guittierez. Sick of this “both sides do it” nonsense. It’s simply not true.

It’s crap especially here. Guitterez is good people. He’s probably the best voice on immigration out there in Congress.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:13:02am

re: #145 wheat-dogg

That will require the Democrats to bring up the hypocrisy at every opportunity. Should be easy for people like Chaffetz and Issa, but they will need to tie all the Republicans to the Trump debacle and its aftermath.

Yep!

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:18:16am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance. The NYC metro area is finally getting some normal temps for this time of year - for 2-3 days. Then we’re right back into the warm weather. Good thing that the GOP/Trump are gutting the EPA.

And I guess Republicans don’t need the Coast Guard to rescue them when they’re on their boats or ships or yachts and get stranded out at sea because the Trump budget calls for more than 10% in cuts to the 5th branch of the military whose missions include not only public safety and protecting the navigation of waters in and around the US, but drug interdiction and stopping illegal entry into the US via waterways. But yeah, tell me again how the GOP and Trump are about making the US secure.

Oh, you mean that Trump’s going to spend $20 billion or $40 billion on a wall that Trump himself said could be circumvented with a rope or ladder. The same wall for which he’s only managed to find $20 million in funding for so far? That barely pays for a quarter mile of wall.

Texas doesn’t want the wall. Their delegation has said as much. The wall would need to be placed well inside the US in places because our treaty with Mexico puts the border squarely in the middle of the Rio Grande, and that’s simply not where you can build a wall. You can’t build a wall through Native American reservations either (and the tribe that is on the border has already said fuck no). Mexico has said fuck no to paying for the wall too. And no one wants a wall through Big Bend National Park either.

But the wall and the security stuff isn’t what’s bothering me. It’s that Trump’s twits are all pushing the moral equivalence bullshit that Hillary is a criminal so ignore what Sessions, Flynn, Page, Manafort, Stone, Pence, and Trump himself have done.

Nope. That’s not how any of this works. GOP spent years trying to pin some kind of crime on Clinton and found nothing. Nothing in Congressional investigations. Nothing anywhere. The FBI didn’t find actionable crimes because there weren’t any. The email mess was not a criminal act.

But if you’re going to complain that the FBI/DOJ/Obama colluded, then what Trump and Sessions have done so far is not only as bad as those actions, but even worse - we’ve got clear evidence of perjury and everyone is lying their asses off on who spoke to the Russians and why and where and how and what. This is a direct national security concern, and Trump’s thoroughly compromised by it. Sessions too - and he’s now the AG despite clearly being out of his league.

If only it stopped there, but no, the Trump twits want to go further to Benghazi. The same Benghazi that Congress spent years and millions of dollars investigating. Now? They don’t even want to investigate Trump and the Russia connections because.. wait, what’d they say? Oh that’s right - because it might contain criminal acts and Congress isn’t prepared or capable of dealing with those.

Yeah, this shitshow is just getting started, and I need more popcorn.

Pass the popcorn
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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:21:14am

re: #151 lawhawk

Damn, had missed the Coast Guard budget news, thanks for posting that.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:30:38am

re: #152 Timothy Watson

Yeah, Trump’s budget would cut $1.3 billion from the $10 billion USCG budget. A big chunk of the cut is dropping the purchase of a new National Security Cutter; which is needed to replaced the last of the 50+ year old Hamilton class cutters that are still operating. But the cuts are severe and deep considering the mission to keep our nation’s waters safe. It directly affects trade/commerce/national security.

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:31:52am

re: #151 lawhawk

I know that Trump is seriously incompetent, but when I get in conspiracy mode, I tend to wonder if the cuts to the Coast Guard are to make us less safe, so that there’s a higher chance of an attack.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:33:12am

re: #154 Belafon

I know that Trump is seriously incompetent, but when I get in conspiracy mode, I tend to wonder if the cuts to the Coast Guard are to make us less safe, so that there’s a higher chance of an attack.

Is that Russian sub still off the East Coast?

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:33:26am

re: #153 lawhawk

Yeah, Trump’s budget would cut $1.3 billion from the $10 billion USCG budget. A big chunk of the cut is dropping the purchase of a new National Security Cutter; which is needed to replaced the last of the 50+ year old Hamilton class cutters that are still operating. But the cuts are severe and deep considering the mission to keep our nation’s waters safe. It directly affects trade/commerce/national security.

On one hand denying climate change, on the other cutting the budget on critical assets to deal with the normal climate less molested by man. As the north gets exploited and struggled over we need good tools to stay in the game.

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:39:35am

Not a puppet! Not a puppet!

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:39:52am

Why believe that Trump is the one behind these budgetary cuts? Trump only wants to enrich himself. It is President Bannon who is calling the shots. Bannon is trying to maximize the damage to the structure of this country; he said he wanted to destroy all of the country’s establishment and this is the first step in the process.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:39:53am

Timeline of what was going on while Trump’s people were busy meeting with the Russians.

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:39:58am

re: #85 wheat-dogg

I think Trump has a fear of boats, judging from one report about his yacht that he had to sell at a loss in his bankruptcy in the ’80s. It seems he took the yacht out on the waters off Atlantic City only once. The water was choppy, and Trump reportedly freaked out, convinced that the boat was going to sink any minute. So, he demanded the pilot take the yacht back to shore, and that’s where it stayed until some rich Arab dude bought.

Maybe standing on the Gerald Ford unsettled Trump.

Take this into consideration along with Merkel needing to hold his hand on the ramp at the White House…he’s got some kind of equilibrium thing happening.

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Donkey With No Name  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:41:43am

re: #158 Hecuba’s daughter

Why believe that Trump is the one behind these budgetary cuts? Trump only wants to enrich himself. It is President Bannon who is calling the shots. Bannon is trying to maximize the damage to the structure of this country; he said he wanted to destroy all of the country’s establishment and this is the first step in the process.

Bannon and/or the Heritage Foundation.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:43:04am

re: #160 makeitstop

Take this into consideration along with Merkel needing to hold his hand on the ramp at the White House…he’s got some kind of equilibrium thing happening.

And perhaps eyesight issues, too. I mean, it’s rare for a 70-year-old not to need glasses sometime.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:47:27am

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:48:09am

re: #160 makeitstop

Take this into consideration along with Merkel needing to hold his hand on the ramp at the White House…he’s got some kind of equilibrium thing happening.

Theresa May, not Merkel.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:50:22am

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wheat-dogg  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:51:14am

re: #163 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:51:38am

Morning.

What is this white stuff I see outside my window?

I didn’t think it snowed in Ohio anymore.

Maybe Trump did this to get people talking about anything other than Russia.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:52:41am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:52:52am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:57:18am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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John Carter  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:58:45am

re: #71 Anymouse

Ooh, a leg-sweep!

They fought because they did not want to be on equal footing as the slaves for labor among other reasons. They would have owned slaves if they could afford them. Economic anxiety again.

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 6:58:47am

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

Theresa May, not Merkel.

Right you are.

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:02:33am

re: #151 lawhawk

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:08:04am

re: #163 The Vicious Babushka

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:08:16am

re: #163 The Vicious Babushka

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:08:54am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:10:01am

Just got this email about a rally in Northern NJ against anti-Semitism. I’m not able to attend due to work, but if you’re in the area… and yeah, they’re doing this on short notice:

In response to the disturbing rash of bomb threats at area JCCs and an increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the country, our elected officials, including Senator Cory Booker, Senator Robert Menendez, Governor Chris Christie, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell will come together to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community.

Today, March 3, 11:15 am sharp at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 411 E. Palisades Avenue, Tenafly

While this is short notice, we hope you will adjust your schedules accordingly and join us at the JCC for this very important rally.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:10:50am

Ha so wingnut cousin unironically used the abortion is never about choice photo with the concerned looking bro.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:10:55am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:11:44am

Your feel good story of the day:

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Dave In Austin  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:13:04am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:13:19am

re: #180 Timothy Watson

That is a very good thing. It goes to show that neighbors helping each other can work out for everyone.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:14:46am

re: #177 lawhawk

Just got this email about a rally in Northern NJ against anti-Semitism. I’m not able to attend due to work, but if you’re in the area… and yeah, they’re doing this on short notice:

In response to the disturbing rash of bomb threats at area JCCs and an increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the country, our elected officials, including Senator Cory Booker, Senator Robert Menendez, Governor Chris Christie, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell will come together to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community.

Today, March 3, 11:15 am sharp at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 411 E. Palisades Avenue, Tenafly

While this is short notice, we hope you will adjust your schedules accordingly and join us at the JCC for this very important rally.

Great, did the Orange One say anything about these attacks and threats during his super duper speech Tuesday night?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:15:54am

Remember CPAC in 2011 when Trump said that gas would cost $7-9 a gallon “believe me”? Good times…

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:17:52am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

Remember CPAC in 2011 when Trump said that gas would cost $7-9 a gallon “believe me”? Good times…

One of the many things that conservatives would have trouble grasping is that large scale improvements in fuel economy would help keep gas prices down.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:18:17am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

He and quite a few others were saying that. I am very thankful it has not gone that high.

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I cannot.  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:22:21am

re: #184 Ace Rothstein

He said “Believe me”, which means he’s lying…now that he is POTUS*, I actually do…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:24:43am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:26:13am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:27:35am

How many cemeteries did he vandalize?

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electrotek  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:27:35am

8 Iraqi men found guilty of gang-raping German woman in Austria

God, what a despicable crime. Can’t imagine what the poor German woman had to go through in such a horrific fashion.

These 8 barbarians have given right-wing parties throughout Europe the fuel they need to further their hate-driven agenda.

I mean, wtf were these imbeciles thinking? Did they seriously think they weren’t going to get caught? And you know that these miscreants have given the same fuel to a movement that believes campus rape doesn’t exist and tend to downplay rapes committed by white native men against others.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:27:48am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

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Jesus.

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electrotek  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:28:52am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

Oh good God, that’s it I’m considering throwing in the fucking towel.

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:30:11am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

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Uhg. Well if you can trust the FBI that this guy did something (or are they still considered “Trumpland”) or are they deflecting in the Bannon-esque way that this was some leftist action. It’s a bad day in America when the FBI is questionable.

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ObserverArt  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:30:13am

re: #140 Sir John Barron

You know guys, when you spend a whole election campaign yelling LOCK HER UP, maybe you should expect some scrutiny and prepare to be honest and law-abiding.

They just wanted in to the White House anyway they could pull it off.

Like always there is the campaign and then if you win there is the “pivot” or the actual policy you hope to accomplish.

Trump and group seem to have done the campaign and instead of a pivot it was more a double-down on the crazy and get even more crazy.

They wanted the power…nothing else.

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b.d.  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:33:12am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

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The guy worked for Greenwald. Not shocking in the least…

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:33:40am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

Here’s the warrant for this guy. Details what he did.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:34:12am

re: #196 b.d.

Now that makes sense in a wingnut sort of way.

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:36:16am

(tin foil hat)

Did the FBI tip off Trump that they suspect it was this guy, hence his “sometimes it’s the reverse” comment?

Not sure there is anything illegal in that, but odd that the FBI would share that with the president.

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:38:24am

re: #197 MsJ

Here’s the warrant for this guy. Details what he did.

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Good lord. That list of items is horrible. Some people just don’t grow up out of the middle school jealousy/rage.

Edit: its morning and I cant type - typo fixed

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:38:45am

re: #188 The Vicious Babushka

Worked for the Intercept.

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b.d.  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:42:05am

re: #201 Belafon

Worked for the Intercept.

Yep, I can’t wait for Greenwald’s reaction to this horrific story by stating that Dems suck.

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ObserverArt  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:46:38am

re: #196 b.d.

The guy worked for Greenwald. Not shocking in the least…

Disgraced leftist journalist???

How about ordinary crazy person, politics not relevant.

I guess there are only two sides to everything political as far as the media is concerned. Far left, far right…nothing in between (which just happens to be where 90% of the country actually is).

And you’re right…it’s Greenwald. His politics to me are the “opportunist” party.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:47:32am

re: #202 b.d.

Yep, I can’t wait for Greenwald’s reaction to this horrific story by stating that Dems suck.

Yeah I’m sure of it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:49:01am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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b.d.  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:50:05am

re: #203 ObserverArt

Disgraced leftist journalist???

How about ordinary crazy person, politics not relevant.

I guess there are only two sides to everything political as far as the media is concerned. Far left, far right LONE WOLF…nothing in between (which just happens to be where 90% of the country actually is).

And you’re right…it’s Greenwald. His politics to me are the “opportunist” party.

FIFY

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:54:13am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:54:52am

I have to be amused by wingnuts priorities. So it comes out Sessions perjured himself. What kind of dumb memes is my wingnut cousin posting? MICHAEL MOORE IS A HYPOCRITE because he lives in a big house and says he hates the rich. I think Moore is a hypocrite too but I think Sessions is both a perjurer and a hypocrite.and someone who has much more power than Moore ever has had.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:55:11am

re: #207 MsJ

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KingKenrod  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:57:20am

LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:57:49am

This guy’s thread worth the read.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:58:14am

re: #210 KingKenrod

What is sauce for the goose is good for the gander.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:58:17am

And LMAO he actually posted the liberal and conservative women meme. Man, this would be understandable if he were young but he’s middle aged. I mean I know you can find five liberal women who are physicallly attractive and five conservative women who aren’t and i could post that as liberal women, hot and conservative women, not but A) I’m not 12 years old mentally and B) I don’t see a woman or anyone’s value based on their looks.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:58:19am

So of course, my feed is flooding with Hillary is a criminal BS. Or that Sessions didn’t lie because he didn’t say he met with Russians as a member of Trump’s campaign.

No. Sessions didn’t have any qualifiers at all. He volunteered that he didn’t meet with any Russians.

That is a lie. That was a lie under oath. That is perjury.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:58:26am

re: #210 KingKenrod

LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP

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Except his was actually hacked!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 7:59:14am

re: #210 KingKenrod

LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP

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Hypocrites the whole bloody lot of em.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:00:17am

re: #214 lawhawk

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So of course, my feed is flooding with Hillary is a criminal BS. Or that Sessions didn’t lie because he didn’t say he met with Russians as a member of Trump’s campaign.

No. Sessions didn’t have any qualifiers at all. He volunteered that he didn’t meet with any Russians.

That is a lie. That was a lie under oath. That is perjury.

No POTUS, your administration including you yourself is crooked to the core. You love to brag that no one expected you to win, well you had fucking help from Russia and you and your handlers were it seems happy to go to them for help.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:01:00am

This is karma for all Sessions, Flynn, and all Trump’s inner circle saying HRC should have been locked up when tehy did far worse.

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:01:10am

@POTUS: Democrats are overplaying their hand.”

Good, then call their fucking bluff or STFU. Investigate!

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electrotek  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:01:53am

re: #213 HappyWarrior

And LMAO he actually posted the liberal and conservative women meme. Man, this would be understandable if he were young but he’s middle aged. I mean I know you can find five liberal women who are physicallly attractive and five conservative women who aren’t and i could post that as liberal women, hot and conservative women, not but A) I’m not 12 years old mentally and B) I don’t see a woman or anyone’s value based on their looks.

Back in my university days, all the hot college women were usually at the College Democrats meetings while the College Republican meetings were sadly sausage fests lol

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:03:08am

One of my lefty friends is snappy about people talking about Bush being better than Trump. Honestly far be for it to me to praise George W. Bush but my immigrant in laws did not have to worry about being deported in the Bush years. I mean low standards I admit but W’s ICE wasn’t going around deporting people just like that.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:04:08am

re: #220 electrotek

Back in my university days, all the hot college women were usually at the College Democrats meetings while the College Republican meetings were sadly sausage fests lol

I mean. It’s just so pathetic that they’re still doing this. The funny thing is this cousin, his own sisters are liberal women. Wonder what they think of this shallow shit.

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nines09  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:07:09am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:07:13am

re: #220 electrotek

And on the college campus I graduated from there were always tons of people from the Democratic Party group that were doing voter registration, campaigning, and canvassing. The campus Republican group showed up once in campus quad. It was 4 guys, in penny loafers, and each of them was a business/econ major (had a few econ and philosophy classes with them) and they just didn’t understand why their message didn’t resonate with people attending a public land grant college.

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electrotek  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:08:42am

re: #224 CongoJack

And on the college campus I graduated from there were always tons of people from the Democratic Party group that were doing voter registration, campaigning, and canvassing. The campus Republican group showed up once in campus quad. It was 4 guys, in penny loafers, and each of them was a business/econ major (had a few econ and philosophy classes with them) and they just didn’t understand why their message didn’t resonate with people attending a public land grant college.

That sounds about right with College Republicans. They always looked like they tried too hard.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:08:51am

re: #224 CongoJack

And on the college campus I graduated from there were always tons of people from the Democratic Party group that were doing voter registration, campaigning, and canvassing. The campus Republican group showed up once in campus quad. It was 4 guys, in penny loafers, and each of them was a business/econ major (had a few econ and philosophy classes with them) and they just didn’t understand why their message didn’t resonate with people attending a public land grant college.

I was in the college Dems. They were much more easy going than the Republicans who always seemed to have a stick up their ass about something. That’s the thing with Republican ideology. It’s one giant stick up someone’s ass.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:09:48am

re: #225 electrotek

That sounds about right with College Republicans. They always looked like they tried too hard.

Affirmative Action bake sales anyone? I mean maybe it was sorta clever the first time someone did it but it’s stale. But I guess it’s an improvement from what they’ve been doing recently and inviting bigoted assholes like Milo to speak to them.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:11:13am

re: #215 Stanley Sea

And I’m pretty sure Hillary wasn’t using an AOL email address.

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(alpuz)  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:14:20am

re: #226 HappyWarrior

” That’s the thing with Republican ideology. It’s one giant stick up someone’s ass.”

This! Always has been, always will be.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:14:59am

re: #229 (alpuz)

” That’s the thing with Republican ideology. It’s one giant stick up someone’s ass.”

This! Always has been, always will be.

American conservatism- The worry that someone out there may be actually enjoying themselves.

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I cannot.  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:16:04am

re: #228 Flying Squirrel Girl

He deserves to be impeached just for THAT.

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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:16:26am

re: #180 Timothy Watson

Your feel good story of the day:

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I wonder how long before administering CPR will be considered lewd and laviscious behaviour under the current admin in the US….////

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:16:26am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:17:03am

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

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Glad we have orgs like the SPLC out there.

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(alpuz)  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:18:25am

re: #230 HappyWarrior

American conservatism- The worry that someone out there may be actually enjoying themselves.

… and they weren’t invited.

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nines09  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:18:57am

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:19:07am

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Glad we have orgs like the SPLC out there.

I’m glad to support them :)

I do need to email them to have them cut down on the physical mailers to me. I enjoy giving to them and reading their emails, but the snail mail must be costly.

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:19:44am

Speaking of college republicans…
In 2010 or so our Senator Bennett was coming to my college to talk to students about college affordability. The only people that showed up were myself and the President and VP of the Student Council (both in the Republican group mentioned above). They said that vouchers (and a few other right wing ideas) were great. I then went off for about 20 minutes telling them that would work for rich white kids (me being a white kid with wealthish parents - though I looked like a dirty hippy at that time) and that if they wanted to make college affordable they at to 1) fix the economy at large and 2) use land grant college as they were created - to give free/affordable education to those in their states.

The P and VP of the student council then threatened to kick the group I was volunteering for doing voter registration (COPIRG) because we had a “ideological tint” though I was not there in that facsimile (and COPIRG is non-ideological). They demanded an apology.

… I wrote the letter of apology… the 1st draft was scathing and full of f-bombs… the 2nd draft (the one I sent) was apologetic.

I still liked the first draft more

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:20:41am

re: #220 electrotek

Back in my university days, all the hot college women were usually at the College Democrats meetings while the College Republican meetings were sadly sausage fests lol

When I was young and dumb I was in College Republicans (it was all guys) and we had a mixer with the CRs at our sister college (Goucher) to meet women.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:21:43am

re: #238 CongoJack

Speaking of college republicans…
In 2010 or so our Senator Bennett was coming to my college to talk to students about college affordability. The only people that showed up were myself and the President and VP of the Student Council (both in the Republican group mentioned above). They said that vouchers (and a few other right wing ideas) were great. I then went off for about 20 minutes telling them that would work for rich white kids (me being a white kid with wealthish parents - though I looked like a dirty hippy at that time) and that if they wanted to make college affordable they at to 1) fix the economy at large and 2) use land grant college as they were created - to give free/affordable education to those in their states.

The P and VP of the student council then threatened to kick the group I was volunteering for doing voter registration (COPIRG) because we had a “ideological tint” though I was not there in that facsimile (and COPIRG is non-ideological). They demanded an apology.

… I wrote the letter of apology… the 1st draft was scathing and full of f-bombs… the 2nd draft (the one I sent) was apologetic.

I still liked the first draft more

My memory of the college Republicans is them working with the local GOP to oppose a precinct on our campus. It just showed me in the flesh that many Republicans are not interested in people they don’t like voting. I would never oppose a precinct at a church or conservative college.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:22:38am

Trump talking points for the day…

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calochortus  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:24:06am

re: #165 The Vicious Babushka

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:24:24am

re: #241 lawhawk

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Trump talking points for the day…

A) You are part of the mainstream media FNC and B) Pence was actually hacked and C) This is literally the same shit you raked Clinton over the coals for. But I get it, you’re a network owned by a disgusting Australian bigot asshole who was formerly run by a sexist asshole who hasn’t seen his own fat dick since the Reagan years.

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mmmirele  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:24:37am

re: #240 HappyWarrior

My memory of the college Republicans is them working with the local GOP to oppose a precinct on our campus. It just showed me in the flesh that many Republicans are not interested in people they don’t like voting. I would never oppose a precinct at a church or conservative college.

If they didn’t have absentee ballots by mail, I’d object to a precinct located in a church. Especially since our current precinct is located in a wacky Lutheran synod’s church. You know, the kind who still holds to “the Pope is the Antichrist” kind of wacky. I’ve become more militant about church-state issues since I lived in Utah.

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:25:09am

re: #240 HappyWarrior
Thats funny… that happened to me as well.

They also tried to get the voting location on campus removed because… well I dont know… it was too convenient for everyone.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:28:03am

re: #245 CongoJack

Thats funny… that happened to me as well.

They also tried to get the voting location on campus removed because… well I dont know… it was too convenient for everyone.

That’s another thing with Republicans. They hate the idea of convenience for people.

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calochortus  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:33:48am

re: #241 lawhawk

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Trump talking points for the day…

Not Photoshopped? I just used those very words (sarcastically of course) about the situation in a post elsewhere. Even Fox couldn’t be that obtuse.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:34:14am

I mean these right wing networks don’t even attempt to hide their blatant bullshit.

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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:34:15am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

I think in conservative world they know that soon they will be the minority and when that happens they will have their polling stations removed from their areas. But we as liberals wouldn’t do that (I hope) as I believe most of us would say more people that vote the better - ya know - being in an active democracy and all.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:34:25am

re: #247 calochortus

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calochortus  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:35:02am

re: #250 Timothy Watson

Oh my.

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:35:07am
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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:35:10am

re: #247 calochortus

Good question. It could be photo edited, but it’s funny either way since that’s the entire position Fox has taken re: Russia/Trump - there’s nothing to see and it’s all Democrats’ overplaying their hand.

[edit] Overtaken by facts:
And as noted above - yeah, it’s confirmed 100% legit.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:35:15am

re: #249 CongoJack

I think in conservative world they know that soon they will be the minority and when that happens they will have their polling stations removed from their areas. But we as liberals wouldn’t do that (I hope) as I believe most of us would say more people that vote the better - ya know - being in an active democracy and all.

Like they do with racial minorities, conservatives have a big fear of being treated how they’ve treated people.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:36:02am

Trump really thinks he’s going to just brush this off as the Democrats being sore losers. Yeah good luck with that one Donnie Pissy Pants.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:37:42am

Women’s History Month:

Women’s History Month | Women Power

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:38:26am

re: #5 Scout

Forgive me if you folks have already seen this, but I just have to share:

Patrick Stewart, aka Capt. Jean-Luc Piccard

It’s a link to a Huffington Post item.

Sexiest Man In the World!

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:38:33am

The alleged perpetrator behind 8 of the JCC bomb threats isn’t right in the head. The more we learn, the more we see that he needs help. Between trying to frame an ex-gf to his lies and work history, the guy has serious issues.

And he’ll probably spend the next few years in prison for it (which should be in addition to getting mental health counseling).

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:40:21am

re: #257 Birth Control Works

Sexiest Man In the World!

Who is Smarter?

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:41:42am

re: #241 lawhawk

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:41:54am

re: #257 Birth Control Works

I cannot think of anyone who is better than Patrick Stewart for that job.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:42:36am

You’ve Got Fail.

#jeffsessionsrussia

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Franklin  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:43:12am
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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:43:36am

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:44:13am

re: #241 lawhawk

Trump talking points for the day…

Since it seems to be interesting, may I ask what they are (can’t see the pic at work)?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:44:52am

re: #260 jaunte

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Hahahhaa. What a pathetic liar.

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:45:26am

re: #266 HappyWarrior

“Nothing to see here” seems to be the theme of the day.

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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:46:35am

re: #267 jaunte

“Nothing to see here” seems to be the theme of the day.

Which makes me, from experience, wonder what piece of fecal matter is about to impact a rotary air distribution apparatus…

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:47:14am

re: #264 makeitstop

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:47:57am

re: #267 jaunte

“Nothing to see here” seems to be the theme of the day.

It takes balls to be that brazen a liar I tell ya.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:48:05am

re: #264 makeitstop

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:49:12am

re: #270 HappyWarrior

It takes balls to be that brazen a liar I tell ya.

I think frequent brazen denial of obvious facts is integral to the system of propaganda they’ve built.

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calochortus  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:50:07am

Since I may have missed it, I apologize if this is a repeat, but, Pruitt lied under oath too.

All laid out nicely at Daily Kos

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:51:46am

Women’s History Month:

The Holocaust Hero - Nancy Wake

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:52:54am
The media spin on President Trump’s speech on February 28th has been favorable, with a surprising 57% of people who watched it saying they had a “very positive” reaction.

But even 57% is much lower than how viewers reacted to speeches by Presidents Obama and Bush at this early stage of their presidency.

And the ratings for Trump’s speech were very low—down 17 percent from a speech that Barack Obama gave in early 2009.

That’s because millions of Americans are so disgusted that they have literally tuned out. Did you refuse to watch President Trump’s speech last night?

Sign the petition: I refused to watch President Trump’s speech.

really?

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:53:44am

re: #269 Belafon

We each got one of these. For two of them plus extra burn coils and a bottle of oil (mine’s a little heavier on the nicotine than the wife’s), we spent about $130 - which is great, because I figure I’ve done away with spending about $150 per month on Reds.

And the bottle of oil cost $20 and I’m a month in and will still probably get another week out of it. I’ll cash that smoke money in on another guitar before the year is out. :)

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:53:48am

re: #263 Franklin

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what does this even mean?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:54:17am

re: #277 Birth Control Works

what does this even mean?

Nothing. It’s making fun of a stupid conservative meme.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:54:38am
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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:55:17am

re: #276 makeitstop

Thanks.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:56:33am

re: #259 Timothy Watson

excellent!

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:57:52am

I still feel like this.

time to make Dr appts —ugh

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:58:43am
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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:58:54am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:59:20am

re: #281 Birth Control Works

excellent!

:)

I’m a total nerd if it wasn’t obvious.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:59:24am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 8:59:25am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Nothing says thank you like that. Damn that is just so fucked.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:00:16am

re: #284 Teukka

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has all this been verified and confirmed in triplicate?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:00:31am

re: #246 HappyWarrior

That’s another thing with Republicans. They hate the idea of convenience for people.

They hate convenience for “those people”; they do love it for themselves.

Related topic: I have to confess that I am not a complete fan of VBM. There is no guarantee that the person who filled out the form and submitted it reflects the views of the person in whose name it is cast. I personally know of a situation in which the child of an Alzheimer’s victim who could no longer communicate filled it out as they wished, in effect giving the Republican candidates 2 votes.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:00:46am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Nothing says thank you like that. Damn that is just so fucked.

That’s the #GOPDontCare policies we know and loathe.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:01:59am
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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:04:20am

re: #289 Hecuba’s daughter

They hate convenience for “those people”; they do love it for themselves.

Related topic: I have to confess that I am not a complete fan of VBM. There is no guarantee that the person who filled out the form and submitted it reflects the views of the person in whose name it is cast. I personally know of a situation in which the child of an Alzheimer’s victim who could no longer communicate filled it out as they wished, in effect giving the Republican candidates 2 votes.

No system is perfect. But more access is far better than restricting it because of cases that really amount to noise in elections.

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Ming5000  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:04:29am

Patrick Stewart - Quadruple Take.

I love this video. He seems so happy and in love. Also, a little snookered.

Quadruple Take Masterclass

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:05:56am
On social media, Markeith Loyd’s persona — documented in dozens of Facebook Live videos — was as fluid as his latest mood. Sometimes, he was a down-to-earth, God-fearing boyfriend who was eagerly looking forward to fatherhood. Other times, he was a weightlifting, womanizing “street legend” whose goal was to be on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.”

More than a month after he was arrested and accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and an Orlando police officer, Loyd made a court appearance this week in which he debuted another version of himself: Markeith Loyd, apparent sovereign citizen.

A far-right, antigovernment group whose adherents believe they’re constitutionally exempt from U.S. laws, sovereign citizens have killed police officers, clogged courts with paperwork and refused to pay taxes.

In 2011, the FBI labeled it a “domestic terrorist movement.”

This week, Loyd — who has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder — appeared in an Orlando courtroom and refused to enter a guilty or innocent plea when asked to do so by Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten of the 9th Judicial Circuit.

A heated exchange ensued, with Loyd interrupting Lauten and telling the judge that the government lacks jurisdiction to bring charges against him.

“For the record, I want to state that I am Markeith Loyd,” Loyd told the judge. “Flesh and blood. I’m a human being. I’m not a fictitious person. I’m not a corporation.”

“And therefore, I am going to tell you the fact, I am in due court, I accept the charges’ value,” he added. “And I want to use my UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) financial statement, my number, to write these charges off.”

washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:06:25am

Good review of the Koch’s textbook for Philosophy 101: Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship in which they hope to indoctrinate teenagers into the “narcissism-spun-as-life-ethics” of libertarianism.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:10:51am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:12:09am
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BeachDem  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:12:48am

re: #163 The Vicious Babushka

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:12:52am
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electrotek  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:17:04am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

#bluelivesmatter !!!1111

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sagehen  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:21:29am

re: #288 Birth Control Works

has all this been verified and confirmed in triplicate?

They’re all definitely dead; and the stated causes of death were stated.

There is speculation that some (or all) of them may have been Steele’s sources for the Unconfirmed Dossier.

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:23:03am

Then Senator Jeff Sessions presided over the meeting, Gordon added.
How would Sessions not remember presiding over a meeting with Russia about Ukraine?

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:23:35am

re: #110 Anymouse

The Iowa state senator who claimed he had advanced science degrees but was outed as providing a Sizzler Steakhouse management certificate cannot even produce evidence he earned the Sizzler certificate.

Can I claim I have a degree in “astro-physics” because I have a ham radio license (at least I can produce that on demand)?

munchies.vice.com

IIRC, My Senator, Bill Foster is the only senator with a science degree.

This new Congress may turn out to be the most anti-science one yet, but science does have a few advocates left on the inside. One is Representative Bill Foster, a Democrat from Illinois and a former physicist. As a member of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Foster is the go-to guy for both parties when it comes to technical scientific matters, as he holds the unfortunate distinction of being the only remaining member of Congress with a Ph.D. in science.

At the Chicago Women’s March, he reminded us that anti-science is anti-woman.

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nines09  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:25:54am

Completely OT….
Saw this girl last night at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg Pa with my wife. If you get a chance to see her, don’t pass it up. I’ve followed her for a while and this opportunity came along. Small venue, a old movie theatre. Up in the balcony, while she crossed wires and talked to me with a voice I remember. I was honestly moved. I had tears in my eyes a few times. She took me to a place I hadn’t been for a while. I was old and young at the same time. Been awhile since a voice did that to me. Amy Winehouse did. Reached inside me and crossed wires. My first impression was “real deal”. She killed it. Maybe it takes you somewhere? It’s Friday. Spring is coming. Then the promises of summer. Damn is she good.
Thanks for being here and who you all are. It’s like I can walk into another room and talk to friends at any time. “Hey. Check this out.”

BBL

Beth Hart - Coca Cola - 2/7/17 Stardust Theatre - Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:26:10am

re: #303 Birth Control Works

IIRC, My Senator, Bill Foster is the only senator with a science degree.

At the Chicago Women’s March, he reminded us that anti-science is anti-woman.

I’m hoping the 314 group will hang around for a long time and start to change that.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:27:28am

re: #252 Franklin

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OMG

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:27:37am
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John Hughes  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:28:23am

re: #110 Anymouse

Can I claim I have a degree in “astro-physics” because I have a ham radio license (at least I can produce that on demand)?

munchies.vice.com

They asked me how well I understood theoretical physics. I said I had a theoretical degree in physics. They said welcome aboard. — Mr Fantastic, Fallout New Vegas.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:29:19am

re: #241 lawhawk

Trump talking points for the day…

For those of us without Twitter today, what does it say?

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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:30:10am

re: #309 Sir John Barron

For those of us without Twitter today, what does it say?

‘Nothing to see here.’

They wish.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:30:42am

re: #291 Birth Control Works

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:32:03am

re: #302 jaunte

Jail.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:33:13am
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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:35:41am

re: #312 Unshaken Defiance

Jail.

Asked Jan. 10 by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, what he would do if he learned that “anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign,” Sessions replied: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
nbcnews.com

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:37:12am
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makeitstop  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:41:26am

re: #315 jaunte

These sons of bitches, making a big joke about selling this country out. Spit.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:45:11am

re: #315 jaunte

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Heh heh perjury is so funny Huckelberry. Really, fuck off, you old troll. And no you probably didn’t meet with the Russian ambassador for the same reason why you didn’t get a job with Trump because you’re too stupid.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:45:29am

re: #316 makeitstop

These sons of bitches, making a big joke about selling this country out. Spit.

Yep, it’s all one big joke to them. Fuckers.

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KingKenrod  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:47:08am

It says “The double king; How much Putin is in Trump?”

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:48:30am

just so you know

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I cannot.  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:48:42am

re: #319 KingKenrod

I *REALLY* don’t want to know how much Putin is in Trump.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:51:12am

GERMAN VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

steckt

Third-person singular present of stecken.
Second-person plural present of stecken.
Imperative plural of stecken.

stecken
stecken (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present steckt, past tense steckte or stak, past participle gesteckt, past subjunctive steckte or stäke, auxiliary haben)

(transitive) to stick; to put; to insert
(transitive) to pin
(intransitive) to stick; to be stuck
(intransitive) to be (hiding)
Nur seine Eltern und zwei gute Freunde wissen, dass er hinter der Seite steckt.‎ ― Only his parents and two good friends know he is hiding behind the side.

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MsJ  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:56:08am

re: #279 lawhawk

That’s awesome!

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:57:13am

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 9:59:29am

what the fuck is this shit

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Ming5000  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:01:01am

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

what the fuck is this shit

Oh my God, HE IS THE PRESIDENT! AAaaargghhh

It is not just a nightmare.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:01:38am

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

what the fuck is this shit

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Apparently started by the SMOTI
google.com

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ericblair  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:02:57am

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

what the fuck is this shit

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He can keep digging. The yam is so ethically bankrupt he doesn’t seem to understand what the problem is.

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:03:02am
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CongoJack  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:03:50am

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

what the fuck is this shit

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So context means nothing. I hate stupid that only goes one layer in on anything.

I assume this meeting was innocuous - anyone know when this image was taken?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:05:46am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:06:50am

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:07:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:07:52am

LOLOLOLOL

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:08:01am
“The picture was taken in 2003 as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil.”

Here’s one explanation. I’d provide a link but the ads on the site knocked out my browser for a minute.

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retired cynic  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:08:02am

re: #210 KingKenrod

LOCK HIM UP LOCK HIM UP

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Gee, I don’t think they are close. He was using AOL, for God’s sakes. She had a private server with extra security.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:08:26am

The Dominionists would love a united Russia and US —all the firepower to conquer the other religions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:08:38am

*thud*

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:08:50am

The taxes will tell all

Wrong tweet

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:09:37am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:09:48am

re: #315 jaunte

Ugh Huckabee is that guy who tries so hard to be funny and fails everytime. I work with people like him and they annoy me too.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:10:04am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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YOU DIDN’T SUFFER —YOU AREN’T A REAL WOMAN.

/FUCK

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:10:20am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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My mom had 7 of ‘em. I guess I’m not ‘born’.

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:12:04am

re: #342 Birth Control Works

YOU DIDN’T SUFFER —YOU AREN’T A REAL WOMAN.

/FUCK

There is suffering, and additional risk, in the surgery.

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I cannot.  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:12:08am

re: #343 wrenchwench

Get back in there and try again ‘til you get it right!

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:12:26am

Il douche strikes a pose:

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:14:25am

re: #345 I cannot.

Get back in there and try again ‘til you get it right!

It turned my mom’s younger sister against the Catholic Church because they never told my mother the risks. Most other women in her situation had the uterus ‘delivered’ with fetus #4 or 5.

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:14:33am

re: #346 lawhawk

Sassy Trump’s Weekend In The Navy

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:14:41am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

As someone who was born via C-section:

Fuck that Photographer with a rusty spike.

My god.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:15:49am

re: #342 Birth Control Works

re: #343 wrenchwench

apparently this is one of those very last minute abortions where the baby get ripped out, like the wingnuts keep talking about…….
//////////////////////////////////////////////////(not enough sarc tags for that…)

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:16:24am

re: #349 Eclectic Cyborg

As someone who was born via C-section:

Fuck that Photographer with a rusty spike.

My god.

Wishing major surgery upon him or her would be more appropriate.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:16:51am

re: #351 wrenchwench

Wishing major surgery upon him or her would be more appropriate.

Touche.

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:17:47am
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stpaulbear  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:18:03am

re: #257 Birth Control Works

Sexiest Man In the World!

In 2001, The Guthrie Theater staged ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ staring Patrick Stewart and Mercedes Ruehl. I never lost the sense that I was watching a play because Stewart wasn’t nearly frumpy enough to be George. Ruehl tried to add a bit of ‘earth mama’ to the role of Martha and that put me off too.

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mmmirele  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:18:11am

re: #294 Timothy Watson

Thanks for this, I keep track of sovereign citizen nutjobs.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:19:22am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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Oh fuck that!

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And reading that article — the mother is getting harassed on the interwebs and not the photographer?!? WTF??!?!

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ObserverArt  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:19:24am

re: #304 nines09

Completely OT….
Saw this girl last night at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg Pa with my wife. If you get a chance to see her, don’t pass it up. I’ve followed her for a while and this opportunity came along. Small venue, a old movie theatre. Up in the balcony, while she crossed wires and talked to me with a voice I remember. I was honestly moved. I had tears in my eyes a few times. She took me to a place I hadn’t been for a while. I was old and young at the same time. Been awhile since a voice did that to me. Amy Winehouse did. Reached inside me and crossed wires. My first impression was “real deal”. She killed it. Maybe it takes you somewhere? It’s Friday. Spring is coming. Then the promises of summer. Damn is she good.
Thanks for being here and who you all are. It’s like I can walk into another room and talk to friends at any time. “Hey. Check this out.”

BBL

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Video

She is a very good singer, lots of emotion and herself in her vocals. I first heard of her when she would join Jeff Beck onstage for some songs.

Like these:

“Goin’ Down” - Jeff Beck ft Beth Hart (2013)

JEFF BECK and BETH HART in HD ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ Buddy Guy Tribute Kennedy Center Honors

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:19:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:20:03am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:21:42am

re: #339 Stanley Sea

The taxes will tell all

Wrong tweet

Taxes!

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BeenHereAwhile  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:22:16am

re: #15 austin_blue

Just a drive-by and a comment on the video.

< snip >

Jimmy Breslin wrote a great comedy mob book called The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight back in 1969. This gang is less competent and at least as self-destructive.

It may be that we will be able to just sit back and watch them tear each other to pieces.

This would be a *good* thing.

They’re waiting for “Marvin The Torch” to come and set fire to the carpets.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:22:22am

re: #360 Stanley Sea

The taxes are really the key to everything. Follow the money!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:24:57am
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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:26:04am

re: #356 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Oh fuck that!

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And reading that article — the mother is getting harassed on the interwebs and not the photographer?!? WTF??!?!

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ObserverArt  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:26:09am

re: #325 The Vicious Babushka

what the fuck is this shit

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Signs of a President coming unglued and doing everything he can, no matter how crazy, to save his fat orange butt.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:26:29am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:26:56am

Hook, line, and…

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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:28:22am

Serve…

Volley…

Game…. set… match…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:29:01am

re: #367 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Hook, line, and…

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I have to say. I wasn’t a Schumer fan at first but I’m enjoying him.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:30:20am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:30:54am

re: #364 wrenchwench

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Belafon  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:31:25am

re: #363 Backwoods_Sleuth

Think of all of the Democrats that stayed at Watergate, which negated the whole Nixon investigation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:31:46am
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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:32:00am

re: #358 lawhawk

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Yeah. Well, if/when Sen. Schumer ever denies -under oath to a Congressional Committee - that he ever met with Putin, THEN there might be minimal grounds for criticism. Otherwise… let’s just say Jim Hoft doesn’t have to work too hard for that SMOTI designation.

And seriously, how cringeworthy are these stupid nasty tweets Donald Trump can’t seem to help but puke out on virtually every occasion? Not to mention embarrassing to the whole country. It really is like the election-season joke that we’ve elected the Yahoo Comments section as President…..

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gocart mozart  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:32:08am
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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:33:01am
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lawhawk  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:34:54am

re: #376 Kragar

Via SMOTI. From baffling BS to incomprehensible BS tweeted by Trump.

It’s as though there’s a line of raw sewage from the right wing fever swamps to Trump’s brain.

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:35:25am

re: #371 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:35:26am
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:37:20am

re: #376 Kragar

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:37:51am
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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:38:39am
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stpaulbear  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:39:07am

re: #381 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey, there are lots of ways to turn a salad into junk food!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:39:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:40:32am
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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:41:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:42:08am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:42:49am

Been re-binging Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren.

Strange to think it the 90’s were over a decade ago and the hot button topics addressed in the series are STILL hot button topics.

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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:44:03am

re: #369 HappyWarrior

I have to say. I wasn’t a Schumer fan at first but I’m enjoying him.

I have to agree (and he’s my Senator!) - I had thought his main strength was more in the “internal” workings of the Upper House, but he’s looking to be a fairly decent Minority Leader. No LBJ, or even Harry Reid ( of fond memory) but still pretty good. I guess the old saw can have an upside after all: I.e. “The most dangerous place in Washington? Between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera.”

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:45:26am

Mike Bost is a Republican congressman representing Illinois’ 12th District. His constituents have been pushing him to hold a town hall meeting—y’know, just to hold him accountable and stuff.

Mike Bost does not want to hold a town hall meeting, and he chose a very strange—and by strange I mean “both racist and confusing”—way to let people know this.

Here’s how he put it, according to The Southern Illinoisan newspaper (emphasis added):

“The amount of time that I have at home is minimal, I need to make sure that it’s productive,” Bost said Friday. “You know the cleansing that the Orientals used to do where you’d put one person out in front and 900 people yell at them? That’s not what we need. We need to have meetings with people that are productive.”

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gwangung  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:45:59am

re: #389 Jay C

I have to agree (and he’s my Senator!) - I had thought his main strength was more in the “internal” workings of the Upper House, but he’s looking to be a fairly decent Minority Leader. No LBJ, or even Harry Reid ( of fond memory) but still pretty good. I guess the old saw can have an upside after all: I.e. “The most dangerous place in Washington? Between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera.”

This environment kinda takes what would normally be a weakness and turns it into a strength.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:46:15am

re: #389 Jay C

I have to agree (and he’s my Senator!) - I had thought his main strength was more in the “internal” workings of the Upper House, but he’s looking to be a fairly decent Minority Leader. No LBJ, or even Harry Reid ( of fond memory) but still pretty good. I guess the old saw can have an upside after all: I.e. “The most dangerous place in Washington? Between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera.”

He’s got Reid’s street fighter in him. Reid and Chuck may not be the ideologically most progressive Democrats but they’re good fighters. Great guys to have.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:46:59am

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Working weekend” = No golf

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:47:03am

re: #386 jaunte

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How strange is it that Mark frigging Sanford is one of the “sane” ones?

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jaunte  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:47:05am

re: #387 Backwoods_Sleuth

TrumpCo: vicious, ignorant, incompetent and powerful.

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gwangung  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:47:26am

re: #390 Birth Control Works

“The amount of time that I have at home is minimal, I need to make sure that it’s productive,” Bost said Friday. “You know the cleansing that the Orientals used to do where you’d put one person out in front and 900 people yell at them? That’s not what we need. We need to have meetings with people that are productive.”

There are a couple hundred thousand Asian Americans in Chicago planning a road trip to his district, to introduce him to a new ritual. They call it “Walk of a Thousand Fists.”

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Birth Control Works  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:47:39am

Do you think the players in this Russia/Trump/GOP debackle have already carved-up the real estate in the ME —ala Winston Churchill?

I can’t help think how many political scandals have for-profit real estate/development deals at their heart.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:49:15am

re: #393 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, maybe one or two rounds, but no more than that.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:49:45am

We have a President who gets his information from InfoWars and Hoft. Jesus. I mean it’s one thing when your wingnut friend, cousin, parent, or co-worker posts crap like that. It’s another when POTUS is trying gotcha Schumer. The biggie here is that Sessions was under oath when he denied it and the fact that Sessions unlike Schumer was involved in the Trump campaign but yeah Huckleberry and Trumpy, it’s just like Russian dressing!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:49:55am

re: #398 Kragar

Well, maybe one or two rounds, but no more than that.

Actual rounds or Trump rounds?

Half /

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:50:14am

re: #398 Kragar

Well, maybe one or two rounds, but no more than that.

And only one model to flirt with per hour! NO more!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:50:30am

Puritopians ranting about little old me again.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:51:48am
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William Lewis  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:52:37am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

How strange is it that Mark frigging Sanford is one of the “sane” ones?

Desperate not to lose his federal job prior to getting that sweet federal pension.

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BeachDem  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:53:34am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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And I learned something new—that there are actual “birth photographers.”

Double thud.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:53:54am

re: #402 Charles Johnson

Puritopians ranting about little old me again.

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These are the ideological descendants of the people who complained the German Social Democrats weren’t pure enough.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:55:07am

Republicans, y’all

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:55:21am

re: #405 BeachDem

And I learned something new—that there are actual “birth photographers.”

Double thud.

I had a birth photographer. He also played catch with me. And taught me about music. What the hell is this guy doing being a dick to a pregnant woman having a c section?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:55:53am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

Republicans, y’all

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What a bunch of patronizing bullshit.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:55:57am

re: #405 BeachDem

And I learned something new—that there are actual “birth photographers.”

Double thud.

A couple of blocks from me is a ultrasound photo studio - in a strip mall. It’s weird as fuck.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:57:58am
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 3, 2017 • 10:58:11am

re: #110 Anymouse

The Iowa state senator who claimed he had advanced science degrees but was outed as providing a Sizzler Steakhouse management certificate cannot even produce evidence he earned the Sizzler certificate.

Can I claim I have a degree in “astro-physics” because I have a ham radio license (at least I can produce that on demand)?

munchies.vice.com

Yes you can. Alternative facts, baby!

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:01:59am

re: #407 The Vicious Babushka

He sounds so Christ-like because Jesus stereotyped poor people just like that. It’s not like Jesus encouraged his followers to help the needy or any such nonsense.

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gocart mozart  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:03:18am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:03:51am

re: #415 gocart mozart

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There’s Dad humor and there’s Bad Dad humor. Huckabee is the latter.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:04:37am

re: #416 HappyWarrior

There’s Dad humor and there’s Bad Dad humor. Huckabee is the latter.

We could have had a professional Dad humorist as VP. :(

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Stanley Sea  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:04:58am

What’s hilarious about the yam with the bad hair boarding the plane is he’s probably never run up the stairs so fast.

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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:06:00am

Dunno if this is translatable, but a Swedish sports star, Linnéa Claeson, has made a list of 10 tips for men to avoid rape.
DRINKS DOWN LIZARDIM!

Facebook Post

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Jay C  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:06:01am

re: #418 Stanley Sea

What’s hilarious about the yam with the bad hair boarding the plane is he’s probably never run up the stairs so fast.

Of course: he’s probably got a tee time to make…..

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HappyWarrior  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:07:47am

re: #417 Timothy Watson

We could have had a professional Dad humorist as VP. :(

I know sigh.

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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:09:06am
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:09:19am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Heh heh perjury is so funny Huckleberry. Really, fuck off, you old troll. And no you probably didn’t meet with the Russian ambassador for the same reason why you didn’t get a job with Trump because you’re too stupid.

This isn’t explicitly a quote about jokes, but it sort of applies.

The “jokes” are about dismissing the serious issue, making it trivial.

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gocart mozart  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:10:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:11:07am

re: #419 Teukka

Pretty lady. Love the hair.

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wrenchwench  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:14:30am
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Kragar  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:15:30am
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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:16:38am

re: #425 Eclectic Cyborg

Pretty lady. Love the hair.

You’ll love what she wrote, once I’ve stopped giggling hysterically XD XD XD XD

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:18:43am

re: #412 Stanley Sea

It’s amazing, and discouraging, that this kind of disgusting, guilt- assuaging death farce is just part of the political landscape in the Idiocracy. If the judicial killers and their political cheerleaders really had the courage of their convictions, Governor Hutchinson would take up his pistol, march straight up to the strapped-down prisoner and shoot him in the forehead. If lethal injection is just and necessary, so is that——-and there is much less chance of botching it. They aren’t willing though. Why not?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:19:07am

re: #427 Kragar

The pivot is coming anytime now, I can feel it.

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Teukka  Mar 3, 2017 • 11:27:19am

re: #428 Teukka

You’ll love what she wrote, once I’ve stopped giggling hysterically XD XD XD XD

LINNÉA CLAESON’S 10 TIPS FOR AVOIDING RAPE:

1. If you see someone who is too intoxicated, do not rape him/her.

2. If you know you will go into aggressive and assault mode when you drink, be careful with alcohol.

3. Do not go home alone at night if you think you might be going to rape someone going alone. Ask a friend to take you home or call and talk to someone all the way to your door so you can get home safely. Better safe than raping someone, as I say.

4. Choose which route you take home, maybe it’s better with the street is lit and crowded so you do not get the same opportunity to victimize anyone.

5. Carry an panic button with you, so if you suddenly feel strongly to assault someone, you can pull the alarm so it sounds loud so anyone can come and stop you and you scare away potential victims.

6. If you see someone sleeping, let him or her be, never grope the person.

7. Assume that anything but a yes is a no.

8. Join a self-defense course so you in an emergency can overpower yourself and thus defend yourself and others by not harass anyone. Maybe you can kick on something so you hurt as hell in the shin or hit yourself in the groin or larynx so that the person you thought molest gets time to get away.

9. Defence Spray is a classic. As soon as you feel you are in an unsafe situation where you might be sexually assaulting someone rips you off your spray and spray yourself in the eye so that you become disoriented and feeling bad. It gets a little conditioning too, think Pavlos dogs. Best Solution!

10. Review your values, your view of sex and consent, and your self-image and humanity, and above all: Do not act like a fucking idiot.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 3, 2017 • 12:39:25pm

re: #163 The Vicious Babushka

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