White House Press Room Cage Match! Fox News vs. the Second Stupidest Man on the Internet!

Oh the humanity
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I’ve been wondering how long it would take for the genuine journalists in the White House press room to get fed up with having to share that lofty position with the likes of Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft (the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet) and his equally moronic sidekick Lucian Wintrich. Well, not very long at all.

The surprising thing about the blowup today isn’t that it happened, but that it was launched by a Fox News Radio reporter — and that’s surprising because Fox News has long been one of the biggest boosters of Hoft and his hateful blog, frequently citing him and using his distorted, horribly written posts as springboards for their right wing propaganda.

So what happened today, you ask? Apparently Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker reached the limit of his patience with Wintrich and shared some choice words with him about exactly what he thought of Gateway Pundit and Wintrich.

Wintrich immediately started yelling that Decker had “assaulted him” and threatened to “press charges,” like a good little right wing snowflake whose fee-fees were greatly hurt.

(Notice that like his pal Jim Hoft, Wintrich is also semi-literate and unable to spell simple words.)

Decker, on the other hand, gave a statement to Business Insider and completely denied that any assault took place.

Amazingly, I find myself actually believing a Fox News reporter this time.

Decker said in a statement provided to Business Insider that he had a “conversation with a representative from the online publication Gateway Pundit” but that at no time did he get physical with him.

“The conversation was straightforward and direct,” he said. “I also informed the full White House pool that this representative was present in the Briefing Room. At no time did I accost or assault this individual. More than a dozen witnesses will attest to this fact.”

A Fox News representative also denied the assault allegations to Business Insider and said that Decker, a lawyer, was upset with some of Wintrich’s previous tweets and sought only to notify other members of the press corps that the Gateway Pundit writer was attending the daily briefing.

Adrian Carrasquillo, a White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News, said on Twitter that Decker “loudly told everyone in [the] briefing room” that Gateway Pundit was a blog that hates “blacks, Jews, Hispanics.”

Politico has a great kicker to this story.

According to a White House Correspondent in the room, several reporters shook Decker’s hands as he walked back to the Fox News radio booth.

“Props to Jon Decker for speaking up in the press room. It would be much harder for a minority reporter to speak up like he did,” the correspondent said. “As a member of the WHCA board and as a white man him standing up and saying that meant a lot to reporters in the room.”

Meanwhile, over at the Gateway Pundit crap-blog, you can just imagine what kind of hysterical shrieking meltdown is going on. Right wing idiots like Hoft and Wintrich live for those moments when they can pose as victims, clutch their pearls and wail that the awful liberals are SO MEAN to them.

If I were there, I’d have bought Jon Decker a drink or three. Kudos to him for saying what needs to be said, loudly and clearly. It’s embarrassing for the United States and outrageous for anyone that dishonest racist slime like Hoft and Wintrich are in that room at all.

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421 comments

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b.d.  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:16:49pm

I can’t fathom that anyone would be tired of this unqualified, pompous, ignorant ass in the White House Press Room.

A worse man than me would speculate on what he had to do to get his “job” from Dim…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:16:49pm
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b.d.  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:21:03pm

Wingnut snowflakes are the most delicate of all the snowflakes…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:23:02pm

WTF, WaPo? What’s a legitimate news outlet? A new face in the White House press pool raises questions.

In an age of partisan media, the lines between “partisan” and “media” can sometimes blur.

Case in point: The pool reporter covering Vice President Pence on Thursday — that is, the reporter who supplied details about Pence’s daily activities as proxy for the rest of the press corps — was an employee of the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank.

In other words, the news that reporters received about the vice president came from a journalist employed by an organization with a vested interest in the direction of White House and federal policy.

The development is unusual; the reporter, Fred Lucas, is the first member of his organization to take on pool reporting duties, which are typically handled on a rotating basis by mainstream news organizations. Lucas also covered Pence as the pooler two weeks ago.

Lucas writes for the Daily Signal, a news and commentary site started nearly three years ago by Heritage, one of Washington’s leading policy shops. The Signal covers issues that are a focus of Heritage’s conservative agenda, such as an Obamacare repeal, tax policy and illegal immigration.

While there were no objections to Lucas’s pool reports on Pence, some journalists suggested the presence of the Signal as a member of the pool crossed a symbolic line, into greater legitimacy for the partisan press.

And not a peep about the Stupidest Man on the Internet fracas today?

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b.d.  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:26:18pm

It is a shame that the press only gets worked up over issues involving the press, I wish the people had a voice somehow…

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:26:33pm

It looks like the dismissal of US attorneys is normal and to be expected. Among those lost is Preet Bharara, who stuck it to Trump casino/Russian mob activities.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:27:21pm

assult? asulted?

The nimrod managed to misspell “assault” two different ways. He is indeed a suitable companion and under-study for the SMOTI.

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bratwurst  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:30:03pm

White Evangelicals Believe They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims

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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:30:20pm

re: #7 Shiplord Kirel

assult? asulted?

The nimrod managed to misspell “assault” two different ways. He is indeed a suitable companion and under-study for the SMOTI.

I enjoyed “Luckally” too. What a freaking cretin.

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:32:04pm

re: #1 b.d.

I can’t fathom that anyone would be tired of this unqualified, pompous, ignorant ass in the White House Press Room.

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A worse man than me would speculate on what he had to do to get his “job” from Dim…

Golf balls through garden hoses is the first part of the try-outs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:34:03pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:34:12pm

re: #1 b.d.

This Wintrich shitbird really does looks like he’s 15 years old. My guess is that the portrait in his attic looks much different.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:34:19pm

re: #6 Barefoot Grin

It looks like the dismissal of US attorneys is normal and to be expected. Among those lost is Preet Bharara, who stuck it to Trump casino/Russian mob activities.

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I can only wish that was todays big headline. Corruption.

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mmmirele  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:34:20pm

I have to wonder who is paying “Gateway Pundit” to have a presence in Washington.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:34:47pm

re: #14 mmmirele

I have to wonder who is paying “Gateway Pundit” to have a presence in Washington.

But he won’t release his tax returns…

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:35:28pm

Paraphrasing Woody Allen, right wingers are like the mafia — they only kill their own.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:36:32pm

re: #16 De Kolta Chair

Paraphrasing Woody Allen, right wingers are like the mafia — they only kill their own.

Regretfully, I don’t think this is always the case.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:37:00pm

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s phones have been ringing off the hook — literally — since he questioned the link between human activity and climate change.

The calls to Pruitt’s main line,[no phone numbers allowed], reached such a high volume by Friday that agency officials created an impromptu call center, according to three agency employees. The officials asked for anonymity out of fear of retaliation.

Interns were dispatched to answer some of the incoming calls, according to one employee. At times, calls to that number ended up going to voicemail.

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b.d.  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:37:07pm

re: #10 EPR-radar

Golf balls through garden hoses is the first part of the try-outs.

I guess an experienced WH journalist, like Jeff Gannon, was too old for Jim.

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Nyet  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:38:41pm
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Nyet  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:39:32pm

re: #20 Nyet

Ray’s website domain names expired in August 2015,[6] and the website was last archived by the Wayback Machine on January 12, 2016.[7]

:(

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:39:43pm

Heh

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:40:41pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sounds informative, thanks. And the Independent remains a great resource for free cryptic and regular American-style crossword puzzles. ;-)

You know what they say — once you go cryptic, you can’t go … uh … erm … dipstick? Well, you know what I mean (?)

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:42:42pm

re: #6 Barefoot Grin

It looks like the dismissal of US attorneys is normal and to be expected. Among those lost is Preet Bharara, who stuck it to Trump casino/Russian mob activities.

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Woah.

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not surprising. Really.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:44:14pm

re: #8 bratwurst

White Evangelicals Believe They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims

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Which is why white evangelical xhurches are blocked from being built, spray painted, and burnt down. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:46:04pm

This actually works for just about everything…

#LaidlawsRule

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:50:17pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. And then the murders began.

Yep, works for me.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:50:27pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

This actually works for just about everything…

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#LaidlawsRule

We tried kids books, science fiction. The only book it was weak on was Lolita.

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:51:52pm

re: #12 EPR-radar

This Wintrich shitbird really does looks like he’s 15 years old. My guess is that the portrait in his attic looks much different.

There must be a dork factory somewhere cranking people like this and CCJ.

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:53:15pm

re: #29 Skip Intro

There must be a dork factory somewhere cranking people like this and CCJ.

Grown in vats in the Liberty U Agriculture school?

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:54:11pm

re: #28 Belafon

We tried kids books, science fiction. The only book it was weak on was Lolita.

This is a lovely rule. Especially when applied to entries from the Bulwer-Lytton contest.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:54:47pm

MrBWS is sick, vomiting and associated GI distress.
I asked if he drank any of the water in Michigan?
He said yes.
I said, well there ya go. Don’t drink any more of it.

Sick as he is, he’s still out there, in the cold, working a 16-hour shift turning the lights back on.

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steve_davis  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:54:55pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

as I said when this showed up on Facebook, “It was the best of times: it was the worst of times. And then the murders began.”

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:55:54pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

MrBWS is sick, vomiting and associated GI distress.
I asked if he drank any of the water in Michigan?
He said yes.
I said, well there ya go. Don’t drink any more of it.

Sick as he is, he’s still out there, in the cold, working a 16-hour shift turning the lights back on.

Give MrBWS a hug for all of us. (Gently; I don’t want him ralphing on you.) He’s a real trooper, that one. And you’re right - don’t drink the water. Michigan is practically a third-world country now.

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:57:45pm

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And then the murders began.

Damn! It does work.

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Jenner7  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:58:06pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow, what a trooper. Good man you got there.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:58:16pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

This actually works for just about everything…

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#LaidlawsRule

“Call me Ishmael. And then the murders began.”

Hmmm. May not be universally true.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:58:23pm

re: #35 Skip Intro

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And then the murders began.

Damn! It does work.

Given the timeline of the Bible, that’s not that far off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:59:07pm

re: #34 thedopefishlives

Give MrBWS a hug for all of us. (Gently; I don’t want him ralphing on you.) He’s a real trooper, that one. And you’re right - don’t drink the water. Michigan is practically a third-world country now.

Well, good thing any ralphing he does happens at his end of the phone call.
:D

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 5:59:22pm

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. And then the murders began.”

But it does seem to be widely applicable.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:01:05pm

re: #26 Backwoods_Sleuth

And what movie wouldn’t be enriched by ending with Sleepaway Camp’s twist [SPOILER ALERT] of having the innocent naive girl actually being a homicidal maniac boy?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:01:57pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, good thing any ralphing he does happens at his end of the phone call.
:D

Also at his end of the telephone POLE*, which makes for a long drop. Definitely do not want to stand underneath.

*Telephone pole, power pole - Who’s counting?

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:02:49pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, good thing any ralphing he does happens at his end of the phone call.
:D

Mrs. Fish came down with the rotavirus that was going around last week. Whereas I was able to continue to work productively through it, she was absolutely puking her guts out for the better part of a week. It made me feel bad every time she had to rush off to empty the contents of her stomach. It’s a good thing I don’t empathy-puke.

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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:02:57pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, man, that’s awful. And to have to be outside, away from a john, and in nasty weather, and … that’s just awful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:03:44pm

re: #42 Blind Frog Belly White

Also at his end of the telephone POLE*, which makes for a long drop. Definitely do not want to stand underneath.

*Telephone pole, power pole - Who’s counting?

safest phrase is “utility pole”…

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JordanRules  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:05:04pm

re: #34 thedopefishlives

Michigan is practically a third-world country now.

Naw, not really. Sure some parts are bad, but there is still alot of good and cool going on all over the large state, including parts of Detroit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:05:28pm

re: #44 retired cynic

Oh, man, that’s awful. And to have to be outside, away from a john, and in nasty weather, and … that’s just awful.

fortunately (for MrBWS) his crew is in a rural area outside Detroit. At least there he can put one of the shovels to good use for a mini-latrine.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:05:59pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

safest phrase is “utility pole”…

Isn’t that someone from Northern Central Europe who’s good at all infield positions?
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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:06:15pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:06:56pm

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. And then the murders began.”

It works for the real Bulwer-Lytton.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:07:29pm

re: #46 JordanRules

Naw, not really. Sure some parts are bad, but there is still alot of good and cool going on all over the large state, including parts of Detroit.

Pfft, that’s just your liberal fantasy blinders talking. Obviously in Wingnuttia, Michigan is lost to the world, because of tyrannical Democrat rule.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:07:54pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

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“and then the murders began…”

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:10:06pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Looks like he mimicking Melania there.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:10:16pm

re: #47 Backwoods_Sleuth

fortunately (for MrBWS) his crew is in a rural area outside Detroit. At least there he can put one of the shovels to good use for a mini-latrine.

I was hunting from a treestand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There I was, about 15-20 feet in the air, up a tree, using a ‘climbing’ type tree stand. And the morning’s coffee did its magic. Took me about 5 minutes to climb down, find a spot, pull down my camo overalls (and make sure I wasn’t going to crap into them…

Nothing.

The moment had passed.

SO, back up the tree I went. Didn’t see a deer all day. Likely the clatter of me descending in a mad, but safe, rush scared them off.

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:10:51pm

Dig you later go-goers

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:10:59pm
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b.d.  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:11:26pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

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I can only imagine, WH duty must be one of the pinnacles of the journalism trade and to have one of Jim’s twinks come in must be infuriating. Shame on the folks who gave him credentials.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:12:19pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:14:14pm

re: #57 b.d.

It was intentional. Bannon wants to humiliate the press, and what better way is there than bringing in a cartload of RW hacks and making them the equals of the legitimate media?

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JordanRules  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:14:26pm

re: #51 thedopefishlives

Heh, read that as liberal fantasy binders at first and thought of R-money.

A friend from Detroit (now living elsewhere) had a pretty racist encounter about Detroit with a guy on her new job so I’m a little sensitive about it. Lived outside of the D myself for 5 years and I really loved Michigan. I also loved the proximity to Canada!

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:16:04pm

re: #60 JordanRules

Heh, read that as liberal fantasy binders at first and thought of R-money.

A friend from Detroit (now living elsewhere) had a pretty racist encounter about Detroit with a guy on her new job so I’m a little sensitive about it. Lived outside of the D myself for 5 years and I really loved Michigan. I also loved the proximity to Canada!

Now, now, we’ll leave the kinky stuff for the overnight dead thread. ;) ///

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:16:25pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

Melania suggests fresh air as a cure, but that isn’t going to be an option much longer once her husband finishes off the EPA.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:16:50pm

re: #57 b.d.

I can only imagine, WH duty must be one of the pinnacles of the journalism trade and to have one of Jim’s twinks come in must be infuriating. Shame on the folks who gave him credentials.

Like working your way up from line cook, finally getting a job at a 4-star place as Executive Chef, and then the owner says his son Jimmy, who likes to cook, will be your new Co-Executive Chef.

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:17:10pm

re: #59 Skip Intro

It was intentional. Bannon wants to humiliate the press, and what better way is there than bringing in a cartload of RW hacks and making them the equals of the legitimate media?

Wintrich probably has no idea how disposable he is in this badly-written Trumpist fan fiction.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:17:47pm
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Nyet  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:18:42pm

re: #41 De Kolta Chair

And what movie wouldn’t be enriched by ending with Sleepaway Camp’s twist [SPOILER ALERT] of having the innocent naive girl actually being a homicidal maniac boy?

Oh boy, that movie. I saw a pirated part III on Russian cable TV and back then it was good. Not that I would ever rewatch :D

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:18:55pm

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump will just find someone worse.

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:20:17pm

re: #63 Blind Frog Belly White

Like working your way up from line cook, finally getting a job at a 4-star place as Executive Chef, and then the owner says his son Jimmy, who likes to cook, will be your new Co-Executive Chef.

As obnoxious as that would be, that’s just ordinary nepotism. This business of pretending that Hoft’s catamite has any business being in the WH press room is much more extreme.

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Jenner7  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:20:50pm

Went and saw Kong: Skull Island today. All kinds of “ewwww”s, “ohhhhh!”s, and “yes!”.

I liked it much better than 2005’s King Kong. It isn’t long and drawn out. It got right to the action.

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:22:37pm

re: #68 EPR-radar

Upding for catamite.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:23:17pm

re: #70 Skip Intro

Upding for catamite.

I had to look it up. I like new words. Well, most of the time.

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Nyet  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:28:27pm

Frankly, I like dogamites more.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:28:30pm

It gets so silly…

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bratwurst  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:34:33pm

I am unfollowing this guy. He has Hillary monomania.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:36:03pm

re: #74 bratwurst

I am unfollowing this guy. He has Hillary monomania.

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Josh should have a conversation about this with Dick Cheney…

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Stanley Sea  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:37:01pm
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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:38:15pm

re: #76 Stanley Sea

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What a maroon!

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InfidelOfFreedom  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:39:27pm

re: #74 bratwurst

I am unfollowing this guy. He has Hillary monomania.

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I like how he says “simply” being president/future president. As if the country is just awash in ex-presidents.

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:39:33pm

re: #77 austin_blue

What a maroon!

HE NEVER SAID IT!!!!!!!!!

FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:42:28pm

Cops lied to this man about his right to record them, not realizing the man was a lawyer

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Charles Johnson  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:43:04pm

re: #74 bratwurst

When Trump was elected Josh Barro made a big show of being disgusted with the right. He’s been drifting back ever since. He’s an asshole who had a few qualms about being an asshole, but he’ll soon be all the way Trump worship.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:46:32pm

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I counted around five lies by LE in that video.

“Oh, yeah, it was just passed. Brand new.”

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:47:25pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

When Trump was elected Josh Barro made a big show of being disgusted with the right. He’s been drifting back ever since. He’s an asshole who had a few qualms about being an asshole, but he’ll soon be all the way Trump worship.

That’s the path most right wing anti-Trumpers have taken.

At the end of the day, Trump is simply the fulfillment of all the wonderful promises of US conservatism, and right wingers can’t really repudiate him without rejecting their own movement.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:50:54pm

re: #83 EPR-radar

That’s the path most right wing anti-Trumpers have taken.

At the end of the day, Trump is simply the fulfillment of all the wonderful promises of US conservatism, and right wingers can’t really repudiate him without rejecting their own movement.

A bunch of them have Buyer’s Remorse, but they don’t know what to do with it.

“Can I get that without any Spam?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:51:18pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:52:08pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:53:14pm
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Anymouse  Mar 10, 2017 • 6:57:53pm

Trump Rally with local Republican politicians. Speakers call for deporting Jews and a genocide of liberals.
alternet.org
(with video of the rally)

They also called Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a “secret communist.”

Well, these would be the same sort of wingnuts that were calling Gold Star Family members “supporters of terrorism” for supporting Khzir and Ghazala Khan, so I am not terribly surprised.

Sen. McCain a “secret communist?” That’s a new one on me, as he is a disabled veteran.

So I guess I hit the trifecta: a Democratic city councilmember in a very conservative state (thankfully not Arizona), a disabled veteran, and a Gold Star Family member. When does the purge begin, I want to get my tickets early.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:02:04pm

re: #86 Stanley Sea

Good hunting, be safe.

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Anymouse  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:02:09pm

New Republican bill would allow employers to force employees to take genetic tests under the guise of “wellness programmes” and share the data gleaned with third parties.

arstechnica.com

In the past, such personal information has been protected by a law called GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which shields people from DNA-based discrimination. But the new bill, HR 1313, gets around this by allowing genetic testing to be part of company wellness programs.

Company wellness programs, which often involve filling out health surveys and undergoing screenings, are pitched as a way to improve employee health and reduce overall health costs. But, research has shown that they have little effect on employee health and may actually end up costing companies. Still, they may survive as a way to push healthcare costs onto employees. As Ars has reported before, companies use financial incentives to get employees to participate in these wellness programs. Under the ACA, these incentives can include all sorts of rewards and compensations. For instance, people who don’t want to participate can pay up to 60 percent more on employer-sponsored insurance premiums. That can easily amount to thousands of dollars each year.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:02:50pm

re: #88 Anymouse

Trump Rally with local Republican politicians. Speakers call for deporting Jews and a genocide of liberals.
alternet.org
(with video of the rally)

They also called Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a “secret communist.”

Well, these would be the same sort of wingnuts that were calling Gold Star Family members “supporters of terrorism” for supporting Khzir and Ghazala Khan, so I am not terribly surprised.

Sen. McCain a “secret communist?” That’s a new one on me, as he is a disabled veteran.

So I guess I hit the trifecta: a Democratic city councilmember in a very conservative state (thankfully not Arizona), a disabled veteran, and a Gold Star Family member. When does the purge begin, I want to get my tickets early.

Pay attention! It’s on like a big fat pecan!

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stpaulbear  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:10:28pm

re: #90 Anymouse

I called my reps (Franken, Klobuchar, McCollum) about that bill this afternoon. I also threw in the obvious gripe that the AHCA must not be passed. I got through to all three no problem.

I asked Franken’s clerk if writing postcards actually does any good. She said that they are all noted at Franken’s office, but she couldn’t say if they weren’t just tossed when writing to republicans. I think it’s still better than trying to call Ryan or McConnell (McConnell doesn’t even allow you to leave a message).

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:11:11pm

Time for some literature.

2016 Edward Bulwer-Lytton winner, detective fiction.

She walked toward me with her high heels clacking like an out-of-balance ceiling fan set on low, smiling as though about to spit pus from a dental abscess, and I knew right away that she was going to leave me feeling like I had used a wood rasp to cure my hemorrhoids.

— Charles Caldwell, Leesville, LA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:11:45pm

re: #93 Skip Intro

Time for some literature.

2016 Edward Bulwer-Lytton winner, detective fiction.

She walked toward me with her high heels clacking like an out-of-balance ceiling fan set on low, smiling as though about to spit pus from a dental abscess, and I knew right away that she was going to leave me feeling like I had used a wood rasp to cure my hemorrhoids.

— Charles Caldwell, Leesville, LA

and then the murders began…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:11:53pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:16:27pm

It’s clear that Mike Pence just straight up lied, and just like Sessions before Congress Pence’s lies were totally impromptu, not directly in response to the questions he was asked by Brett Baier. Watch:

Vice President Mike Pence on Michael Flynn’s Resignation

“Let me say, hearing that story today was the first I’d heard of it.”

That wasn’t the goddamned question. These guys are so egregiously mother-fucking guilty that they hear accusations where none were made, and therefore can’t resist issuing pre-emptive denials.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:16:32pm
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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:29:35pm

So I upgraded to a new Mac OS when I had to get a video card replaced ($650, grrrrr) on my iMac.

Now I’ve got Siri!

Actual first Q&A:

“Siri, what’s the speed of a swallow?”

“The last person that asked me that ended up in a crevasse.”

Clever bots…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:32:00pm
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jaunte  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:32:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:35:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:36:09pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:37:23pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:37:41pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just imagine the number of bugs being planted there….and I seriously doubt that Mar-a-Lago is built like a Faraday Cage, either…..

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:39:05pm

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

beautiful!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:39:26pm
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jaunte  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:41:43pm
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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:41:56pm

re: #105 Jebediah, RBG

beautiful!

It’s a spruce-topped concert hall, innit?

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:46:22pm

re: #104 Eric The Fruit Bat

Just imagine the number of bugs being planted there….and I seriously doubt that Mar-a-Lago is built like a Faraday Cage, either…..

The thing is, Trump is the bug.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:47:33pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Feature, not a bug. Russia needs to know what’s going on.

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Skip Intro  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:48:40pm

re: #99 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only thing that could get Flynn indicted by this government would be to declare he belives in man made global warming.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:50:03pm

As far as I’m-a-Logo is concerned, a vibration bug can see anything bouncing off the windows to record interior conversations.

But wait, not necessary! He has outdoor conversations with other Heads of State while an international crisis is unfolding!

Good thing there have been no highly directional can mikes invented yet.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 7:51:57pm

re: #109 Skip Intro

The thing is, Trump is the bug.

Wasn’t that an old Roxy Music tune?

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majii  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:06:54pm

re: #104 Eric The Fruit Bat

“Just imagine the number of bugs being planted there….and I seriously doubt that Mar-a-Lago is built like a Faraday Cage, either…..”

Many on the right stopped worrying about other nations spying on us after Trump became POTUS. In their minds, he’s allowed to do anything he wants to do, and it’s OK with them. The things they were concerned about in regard to PBO no longer bothers them. Trump spends as much on vacations in one month as PBO spent in an entire year? Their response would probably be, “He works hard! He’s the POTUS! Cut him some slack!!!”

I understand why they love Trump so much. It’s because they’re liars and hypocrites, too.

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teleskiguy  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:28:53pm
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(alpuz)  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:32:00pm

Am I experiencing déjà vu? I coulda sworn I saw something earlier…

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teleskiguy  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:32:33pm

Please reload my #115, posted the wrong tweet.

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Belafon  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:40:59pm

Fun with technology: I am on my laptop. I have a Chromecast plugged into my TV and I am projecting my laptop onto it. From my laptop, a Windows 10 machine, I am remote desktopped into my desktop machine, which is running Ubuntu. The browser I am writing this is is running on my desktop. I had to install Chromium; Firefox couldn’t handle that much indirection.

And just because I could, I opened up a terminal in Ubuntu and ssh’d into one of my Raspberry Pi boxes.

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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:42:16pm

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

Instead of making the radical leap of faith that these Republican scumbags have souls or consciences, I prefer the simple approach of treating them as bullshitters on a mission to get their talking points out to a mostly lazy and corrupt media.

They do know what they want to see the press report, and thinking about whether the talking points are true or false is an irrelevant distraction from their mission.

2 + 2 = 5.

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teleskiguy  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:48:04pm
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William Lewis  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:50:14pm

re: #118 Belafon

Fun with technology: I am on my laptop. I have a Chromecast plugged into my TV and I am projecting my laptop onto it. From my laptop, a Windows 10 machine, I am remote desktopped into my desktop machine, which is running Ubuntu. The browser I am writing this is is running on my desktop. I had to install Chromium; Firefox couldn’t handle that much indirection.

And just because I could, I opened up a terminal in Ubuntu and ssh’d into one of my Raspberry Pi boxes.

Heh. Cute.

I finally decided I want to get a Raspberry Pi to run a KL-10 emulator running TOPS-20. It strikes me as entertainment to run a 36 bit mainframe level machine on something I can put in my pocket. Especially if I can find a run time for one of the PDP-10 lisp systems.

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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2017 • 8:52:01pm

re: #120 teleskiguy

I love animal minds.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:05:16pm

re: #122 retired cynic

I love animal minds.

Me too, except when they are running the country.

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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:07:35pm

re: #123 wheat-dogg

Me too, except when they are running the country.

I thought about eliminating that as a thought derivative, but let it go and waiting for someone to jump on it. Congratulations!

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thecommodore  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:10:04pm
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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:10:37pm

re: #124 retired cynic

OK, so I tried to be clever, and can’t type. Edit for wait, not waiting.

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prairiefire  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:13:42pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

Bet he looks real pretty with that comb in his hair.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:23:10pm

!O.o!

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retired cynic  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:24:32pm

re: #128 goddamnedfrank

!O.o!

[Embedded content]

I think it can certainly be said that none of that bunch has a moral compass. Unless it points straight down.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:27:00pm

Heh….

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freetoken  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:28:16pm

Grind grind grind… the wheels of government will slowly clog up from the gunk and the neglect.

It takes a while to undo something as large as our government. For most of government, the daily routines are not changed by political factors (this btw is intentional, designed into the system.)

So it takes time to slowly let entire bureaucracies die.

What Trump/Bannon can’t do by direct order they are doing by stashing the heads of departments with people who will make sure the functions of government fail.

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prairiefire  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:32:16pm

re: #131 freetoken

“Brazil”

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:38:18pm

shamelessly stolen from digby

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wheat-dogg  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:42:10pm

re: #133 Single-handed sailor

Wait’ll it grows up to weigh about 1-2 tons, though.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:49:58pm

re: #121 William Lewis

re: #121 William Lewis

Heh. Cute.

I finally decided I want to get a Raspberry Pi to run a KL-10 emulator running TOPS-20. It strikes me as entertainment to run a 36 bit mainframe level machine on something I can put in my pocket. Especially if I can find a run time for one of the PDP-10 lisp systems.

The last time I did retrocomputing, there was a tape image of LISP out there for the PDP-10. I had an emulated 11/60 and a VAX inside a Debian VM inside Windows Server 2012 R2.

I lost interest in everything technical when Trump won. :(

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Teukka  Mar 10, 2017 • 9:51:24pm

re: #129 retired cynic

I think it can certainly be said that none of that bunch has a moral compass. Unless it points straight down.

Or rotates like a propeller.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 10, 2017 • 10:11:55pm

re: #115 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Whiskey
Tango
Foxtrot!

Am I actually seeing what else I THINK I’m seeing in that picture?
Holy CENSORED!
Stone is BEYOND KINKY!

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Joe Bacon  Mar 10, 2017 • 10:15:20pm

Gosh I wonder what Tweety the Twittershitter will Text Tomorrow?

I Tawt I Taw an Obamacat!
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 10, 2017 • 10:15:31pm

Interesting. Preet may be forcing the Administration to explicitly fire him. Honestly in NY that would probably be better for his career.

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I cannot.  Mar 10, 2017 • 10:19:23pm

re: #137 Joe Bacon

If you’re seeing what I think you THINK you’re seeing, I THINK I’m seeing it too.

But, yeah, Stone has been known to be more than a bit kinky. I’m more than a bit kinky too, so I won’t give him shit for that. I will give him shit for being kinky in a judgemental-as-fuck “family values” party though.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:11:57pm

re: #139 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

Interesting. Preet may be forcing the Administration to explicitly fire him. Honestly in NY that would probably be better for his career.

I wish they all would, because the Admin doesn’t have a slate of replacements to provide to Congress to be approved. Which will fundamentally shut down the DOJ.

Like the lack of submitted candidates for Congressional approval as sub-secrataries in almost all of the government, this Admin is completely clueless on how the Federal Government runs, or willing to hamstring it by not appointing primary managerial positions.

Bannon grins.

Jesus wept.

Dog help us. It’s a recipe for gridlock never before seen.

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JordanRules  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:17:28pm
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Amory Blaine  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:23:30pm

re: #121 William Lewis

That sounds so cool. The only exposure I had to lisp was writing/using macros for AutoCAD back in school.

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austin_blue  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:27:11pm

And good night all. It’s SXSW, where 300,000 of my closest friends invade my town. I’m not going anywhere for the next ten days I can’t walk to. (Damn, hung a participle…)

Channeling Haley Joel Osment, I see badge people!

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Myron Falwell  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:35:12pm

re: #103 goddamnedfrank

This is one of those few times Cop Rock speaks for me.

Cop Rock - He’s Guilty (w/ Intro and Outro)

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JordanRules  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:47:30pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:53:55pm

re: #146 JordanRules

Sure, this is legitimately part of the omni-shit that is the POTUS* Trump/Republican gangrene fire, but it is about five miles down on the sorted list of GOP war crimes etc.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 10, 2017 • 11:55:54pm

re: #141 austin_blue

Don’t forget the GOP whackjobs in the legislative branch. They are having a tough time finding a consensus on an issue they’ve harped about FOR SEVEN FUCKING YEARS. Trump’s asinine ‘budget’ is too set up for a spectacular failure.

We’re headed for wall-to-wall gridlock and outright paralysis in every single aspect of the federal government.

And the GOP rank-and-file — including the low-info dunderheads who only watch Fox, listen to Rush ‘n Lumpy, and read SMOTI and Breitbart — will fucking own it all. Not that they care, of course…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:03:54am

This is great, LOL.

Jeff Bridges speaks at the ceremony for John Goodman’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

variety.com

Note - autoplay video embedded.

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JordanRules  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:10:46am

re: #147 EPR-radar

I wasn’t trying to move it up your list. Matt is a comic like his brother Patton so he’s usually putting a funny spin on all the dysfunction.

I do however consider racism a HUGE part of this whole shit show especially as an enabling mechanism and it’s particularly concerning to myself and my family. Still, I do try to find some light in the dark.

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JordanRules  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:13:19am

re: #148 Myron Falwell

They aren’t really hard workers or deep thinkers. They are better at tearing shit down, grabbing the gold and running for cover.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:20:05am
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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:21:17am

re: #148 Myron Falwell

Don’t forget the GOP whackjobs in the legislative branch. They are having a tough time finding a consensus on an issue they’ve harped about FOR SEVEN FUCKING YEARS. Trump’s asinine ‘budget’ is too set up for a spectacular failure.

We’re headed for wall-to-wall gridlock and outright paralysis in every single aspect of the federal government.

And the GOP rank-and-file — including the low-info dunderheads who only watch Fox, listen to Rush ‘n Lumpy, and read SMOTI and Breitbart — will fucking own it all. Not that they care, of course…

(edited) This rank and file includes people like Dark Falcon, whose ownership of the GOP dungheap comes with far less in the way of excuses than the fully-programmed Fox-Bots.

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JordanRules  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:34:13am

Oh, I hadn’t heard this update. Good job NILC and SPLC!

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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:42:26am

re: #151 JordanRules

They aren’t really hard workers or deep thinkers. They are better at tearing shit down, grabbing the gold and running for cover.

Vandals and thieves like the Republicans don’t need to be hard workers or deep thinkers.

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JordanRules  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:46:43am

re: #155 EPR-radar

No doubt! This group just seems so much more unable to fake it for the long con. I guess they don’t really have to tho.

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EPR-radar  Mar 11, 2017 • 12:50:08am

re: #156 JordanRules

No doubt! This group just seems so much more unable to fake it for the long con. I guess they don’t really have to tho.

It’s double edged. Republicans that pretend to be civilized (the W Bush crowd) are way too good at fooling the media, but pretending to be civilized does slow them down.

Trump et al. are dispensing with the pretense of civilization and so far they haven’t really been called on this in any meaningful way.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:26:33am

This is terrifying.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:28:09am

I just watched Il Trumpino’s weekly address on Facebook, in which he paid lip service to the few women he read off the cue cards and spouted off a ton of bullshit about “Obamacare.” Then he promised the new health care plan would be way better, even though everyone else seems to believe it’s total shite,

I feel dumber for having listened to it. Also, his delivery is still as wooden as a fencepost.

Second also: for the love of Dog, don’t read the comments!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:30:31am

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

Is the source ISIS or what? I can’t make out the emblem in the top right.

Shit.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:43:07am

re: #160 wheat-dogg

Is the source ISIS or what? I can’t make out the emblem in the top right.

Shit.

Yeah I noticed that after posting it. Still informative in demonstrating how much explosive they’re packing into their VBIEDS. The terrain seems to have set it off early when it hit the dry creek bed. It wasn’t a point blank detonation but given the sheer size of the bomb probably close enough that I wouldn’t be surprised if all the occupants in both nearby Humvees were killed.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:46:51am

This is why Trump putting US troops on the ground in Syria is so goddamned dangerous, and why the idea of us conducting stability operations there after defeating ISIS is a joke.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:49:09am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 1:53:12am

re: #162 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

This is why Trump putting US troops on the ground in Syria is so goddamned dangerous, and why the idea of us conducting stability operations there after defeating ISIS is a joke.

Gee, ya think a functioning State Department might have prevented such a diplomatic incident?

Nice going, Donnie.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:00:22am

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

“The puppet of my Russian friend is NOT my friend.”

re: #164 wheat-dogg

Gee, ya think a functioning State Department might have prevented such a diplomatic incident?

Nice going, Donnie.

They might have pointed out that propping up Assad is the same as helping Iran too.

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Anymouse  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:04:01am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:04:11am

re: #165 Timothy Watson

They might have pointed out that propping up Assad is the same as helping Iran too.

I’m not sure Donnie’s yam-brain can fathom such a nuanced view.

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Anymouse  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:21:59am

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

One wonders if Syria is going to complain to the United Nations that they are being invaded. Regardless of what the UN thinks of Assad, it doesn’t really care too much for overt invasion of a member state.

On the other hand, the US also holds a veto on the Security Council, and the GOP has long thought the UN to be nothing more than an anti-American organisation.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:26:12am

re: #168 Anymouse

One wonders if Syria is going to complain to the United Nations that they are being invaded. Regardless of what the UN thinks of Assad, it doesn’t really care too much for overt invasion of a member state.

On the other hand, the US also holds a veto on the Security Council, and the GOP has long thought the UN to be nothing more than an anti-American organisation.

Nikki Haley will get right on that.

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Anymouse  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:26:15am
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Anymouse  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:29:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:34:09am

re: #163 goddamnedfrank

Ah, yes…….that lesser-known maxim from the Arabian world.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:35:14am

re: #171 Anymouse

The same people didn’t realize the Obamacare they hate is the same thing as the ACA they love so much.

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Anymouse  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:36:10am

huffingtonpost.com

New Hampshire considering legislation to allow counties to send the police to voters’ homes to verify they live in the home they registered as their address.

In testimony submitted to a House panel Tuesday, Gilles Bissonnette, the legal director of the ACLU of New Hampshire, argued the legislation would “effectively criminalize” voters unable to provide the required documentation.

“Amazingly, the bill goes so far as to effectively criminalize these voters if the information is not submitted to the local clerk’s office, even in the absence of actual fraud,” Bissonnette said, noting that residents could face a $5,000 fine and be removed from voting rolls.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 11, 2017 • 2:37:10am

China is considering attending the meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership scheduled to take place in Chile next week, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Friday.

A TPP without the US, who’da thunk.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 11, 2017 • 3:37:23am

Wisconsin drops to 33rd in job growth

Wisconsin ranked 33rd in the country for job growth during the 12 months ending in September, a two spot drop from the most recent Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

The state’s private sector employment increased by 1.05 percent and ranked seventh in the 12-state Midwest region. Private sector employment grew 1.84 percent in the United States as a whole.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 11, 2017 • 3:54:42am

re: #29 Skip Intro

There must be a dork factory somewhere cranking people like this and CCJ.

Our modern education system turns them out by the boatload. Lack of critical thinking skill, as well as basic spelling and punctuation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 11, 2017 • 3:55:30am

re: #37 Blind Frog Belly White

“Call me Ishmael. And then the murders began.”

Hmmm. May not be universally true.

All happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. And then the murders began.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 11, 2017 • 3:58:46am

re: #73 Backwoods_Sleuth

Since this video is doing the rounds, it is worth noting Robert E Kelly is a damn good Korea analyst:

Looks like his nanny is also from Korea…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:02:54am

re: #131 freetoken

Grind grind grind… the wheels of government will slowly clog up from the gunk and the neglect.

It takes a while to undo something as large as our government. For most of government, the daily routines are not changed by political factors (this btw is intentional, designed into the system.)

So it takes time to slowly let entire bureaucracies die.

What Trump/Bannon can’t do by direct order they are doing by stashing the heads of departments with people who will make sure the functions of government fail.

Point is, this “Deep State” is not some Obamist cabal, it represents the professionals whose job it is to serve the government, not just a particular officeholder or party. They expect to be around when the current administration is long gone and are pledged to protect the nation and its people, not some asshole’s reputation.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:24:34am

re: #29 Skip Intro

There must be a dork factory somewhere cranking people like this and CCJ.

They come from the jerk store, look in the pseudo-intellectual section.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:28:58am
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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:29:21am

re: #181 Timothy Watson

They come from the jerk store, look in the pseudo-intellectual section.

The jerk store called…

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:33:10am

re: #175 Single-handed sailor

China is considering attending the meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership scheduled to take place in Chile next week, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang on Friday.

A TPP without the US, who’da thunk.

Trump’s isolationism is going to ruin the primacy of the USA in the world economy. China is more than happy to fulfill the role of top economy.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:38:54am

re: #183 Nyet

The jerk store called…

You’re their all time best seller!

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:48:50am

Apparently Dersh and Cernovich are pals.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:50:35am

re: #186 Nyet

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 4:56:22am

re: #186 Nyet

Apparently Dersh and Cernovich are pals.

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Rage Furby is a mutual acquaintance of theirs. Dershowitz has become somewhat of a hero to Rage Furby and others of his ilk.

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jeffreyw  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:00:08am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:01:36am

re: #189 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

Apples with cinnamon?

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Varek Raith  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:03:25am

re: #189 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

GimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimme
- Dog

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:07:03am

re: #187 Nyet

I had to Google this case. Plaintiff is the young woman who says she was coerced by Maxwell to have sex with Jeffrey Epstein and his friends. She was introduced to Prince Andrew, and as many here remember, Rage Furby’s associate, the cat lady, analyzed the pixels of the photo of Giuffre and Andrew and concluded it was fake. As I remember, Dershowitz was named as a possible associate of Epstein, and Rage Furby leapt to his hero’s defense by trying to smear Giuffre on his blog.

Trump has also been mentioned as an associate, if not client of Epstein.

Why is Cernovich sticking his nose in this case? He’s not a party to it, AFAIK.

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jeffreyw  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:26:12am

re: #190 Timothy Watson

Apples with cinnamon?

Correct!

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:27:12am

re: #191 Varek Raith

GimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimmeGimme
- Dog -ME

FTFY

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:34:29am

Greets and saluts from the resistance in the NYC metro area. Weather got real cold here, as winter has decided to make a late comeback, complete with an irritable snow yesterday and a major Nor’easter predicted for Monday night to Wednesday morning. Forecasters are suggesting at least a foot here.

But that’s not what is bothering me. We deal with snow all the time.

What bothers me is that the FlynnFlam would normally be the kind of scandal that leads every front page of every paper for months. It’s the kind of thing that makes Iran Contra look like child’s play.

It has everything from an administration knowing and not caring that Flynn was a foreign agent for Turkey and didn’t care. It had the Russia contacts and Flynn lied. You’ve got obstruction and lies from top officials, including Trump and Pence (because they all knew or had reason to know - and they didn’t care).

It’s the kind of thing that would take down an administration.

And yet, that’s not even the biggest thing so far.

You’ve got Roger Stone admitting that he had contacts with the DNC hacker - Guccifer - during the campaign, and he further claimed backchannels with Wikileaks too. Coordinating data dumps and leaks? Yeah, that’s not out of the realm of possibility either.

That’s not the biggest thing either.

No. The biggest thing?

Wait, is it Sessions, who should have resigned after committing perjury during his confirmation hearing, demanding resignations of the federal Attorneys nationally (which while can be normal part of transition, is unusual as to its timing and who was demanding them).

Nope.

All the scandals start at the top with Trump and his entirely compromised regime and cabal of cronies whose contacts with Russia are not easily explained or even understood because Trump lies about everything.

And that’s just the way Putin likes it.

That’s the real scandal. We’ve got an admin that is thoroughly compromised and whose foreign policy appears to help Russia more than ourselves.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 5:39:50am

re: #192 wheat-dogg

Why is Cernovich sticking his nose in this case? He’s not a party to it, AFAIK.

Some speculate he is doing this on Dersh’s behalf.

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[deleted]  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:05:15am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:08:09am

re: #196 Nyet

Some speculate he is doing this on Dersh’s behalf.

Makes sense. Dersh was vigorously denying he had ever had sex with underaged women, as I recall. Dersh’s denials to me just seemed a little too vigorous, in a Shakespearean sense.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:09:10am

re: #197 JollyGreenDwarf

I smell troll.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:10:51am

re: #197 JollyGreenDwarf

Could this site be any less user friendly?

Quite a lot, seeing how this is one of the best blog commenting interfaces ever.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:15:40am

re: #197 JollyGreenDwarf

Apparently, journalists must be uniformly bourgeois liberals, and products of elite learning,

Journalists must be journalists, full stop.

Gateway Pundit does not represent journalism in any way, shape or form.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:18:21am

re: #201 Nyet

Do not feed troll.

Registered since: Mar 11, 2017 at 5:48 am
Last signin: Mar 11, 2017 at 5:52 am
No. of comments posted: 1

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:18:21am

Pointing out that some wingnut pretending to be a journalist likes posting hoaxes and fakes is now considered classism (among the imbecile part of the population, but still…).

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:19:12am

re: #202 wheat-dogg

Do not feed troll.

I like feeding trolls. They get fat, juicy and all ready for the inevitable grill.

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:21:01am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:23:19am

re: #203 Nyet

Pointing out that some wingnut pretending to be a journalist likes posting hoaxes and fakes is now considered classism (among the imbecile part of the population, but still…).

Oh, I am not disagreeing with you. Troll is full of shit.

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:23:56am

re: #199 wheat-dogg

I smell troll.

And it just dropped a little Pepe on this thread.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:24:53am

re: #206 wheat-dogg

Oh, I am not disagreeing with you. Troll is full of shit.

And speaking of elitists, what kind of name is Lucian B. Wintrich, anyway? He sounds like a character in a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:25:18am

re: #207 darthstar

And it just dropped a little Pepe on this thread.

Clean up on aisle 4!

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:27:52am

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:28:03am

re: #208 wheat-dogg

And speaking of elitists, what kind of name is Lucian B. Wintrich, anyway? He sounds like a character in a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

It’s Lucian Baxter Wintrich IV for you.

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:28:15am

re: #209 wheat-dogg

Clean up on aisle 4!

I cringed when I read the words “New Left” - I’ve been a fuckin’ moonbat all my life and I’m proud of it.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:34:14am

re: #211 Nyet

It’s Lucian Baxter Wintrich IV for you.

Ooo, well ladeedah. And I see Mr Man-of-the-People graduated from Bard College.

And he still can’t spell. LOL

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:34:44am

re: #212 darthstar

I cringed when I read the words “New Left” - I’ve been a fuckin’ moonbat all my life and I’m proud of it.

We’re part of the Old Left, I guess.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:36:39am

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

Here’s something terrifyingly cute….

Chubby Siberian Tigers Hunt Electronic Bird of Prey

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:38:54am

re: #215 Eric The Fruit Bat

A disturbing reality behind that Chinese tiger drone video making the Internet rounds

PS: Tho to be honest I’m about as sentimental about tiger farms as I am about chicken, cow or pig farms.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:39:37am

“You’re all classists for calling us mendacious racists” is different.

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:40:23am

I’ve been super busy with work this week so I haven’t been able to keep up with the shit show that is the Trump administration, but when I heard Spicer say Flynn had retroactively claimed he was a foreign agent I fucking lost my shit and had to tweet while driving.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:40:53am

Tomi whatshername picking a fight with Linda Sarsour for some unknown reason.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:41:44am

I’m a leftist and elite now.

Not bad for a former Republican who went to a third-tier university. :)

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:42:37am

Consider the source…

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:42:41am

I’ll pay someone $10 if they go to the local Democratic committee meeting in my stead.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:42:50am

re: #216 Nyet

A disturbing reality behind that Chinese tiger drone video making the Internet rounds

PS: Tho to be honest I’m about as sentimental about tiger farms as I am about chicken, cow or pig farms.

There was a horrific tiger farm run by monks in Thailand. The government closed it down.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:44:09am

Troll in the dungeon

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:44:16am

re: #218 darthstar

I’ve been super busy with work this week so I haven’t been able to keep up with the shit show that is the Trump administration, but when I heard Spicer say Flynn had retroactively claimed he was a foreign agent I fucking lost my shit and had to tweet while driving.

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It’s a scandal a day with this crew.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:45:22am

re: #223 wheat-dogg

There was a horrific tiger farm run by monks in Thailand. The government closed it down.

Pretty sure there are plenty of horrific chicken, cow and pig farms around the world.

People seem to be pissed because those are tigers and thus somehow different (how though?).

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:47:12am

Morning Lizardim. How go things with the morning crew? I haven’t been around with all y’all for a while, I usually hang out with the evening gang.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:48:22am

re: #226 Nyet

Pretty sure there are plenty of horrific chicken, cow and pig farms around the world.

People seem to be pissed because those are tigers and thus somehow different (how though?).

They’re endangered wild animals harvested as a source for traditional medicines? Trafficking tiger pelts and other parts is also illegal.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:49:23am

re: #224 lawhawk

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What am I missing? I checked downstairs and I don’t see anything. Is it a couple of threads back? Or has the trollhammer already descended?

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:49:43am

re: #228 wheat-dogg

They’re endangered wild animals harvested as a source for traditional medicines?

They’re *bred* on these farms, not stolen from among the wild tiger population.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:50:18am

re: #229 thedopefishlives

What am I missing? I checked downstairs and I don’t see anything. Is it a couple of threads back? Or has the trollhammer already descended?

The hammer got him, #197 on this thread.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:50:45am

re: #229 thedopefishlives

What am I missing? I checked downstairs and I don’t see anything. Is it a couple of threads back? Or has the trollhammer already descended?

Don’t you see a thread of troll saliva right above your head? That’s how folks die in the movies!

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:50:59am

re: #231 Timothy Watson

The hammer got him, #197 on this thread.

Not anymore, unless Sergey is the troll.///

I always miss the fun. Sigh.

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:52:09am

re: #233 thedopefishlives

Me too, I’ve been in and out all morning and I STILL missed it.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:52:20am

I was reading the Twitter feed for @ObamaMalik. Obviously not him, how did it ever get “verified”?

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:53:17am

re: #235 Ace-o-aces

Forget it Jake. It’s Twitter. /

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:53:45am

re: #234 I cannot.

Me too, I’ve been in and out all morning and I STILL missed it.

That’s alright. At least we get to enjoy the barbecued gamey buttocks afterward. A feast fit for a king lizard.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:54:09am

re: #235 Ace-o-aces

I was reading the Twitter feed for @ObamaMalik. Obviously not him, how did it ever get “verified”?

Malik was duped as a useful idiot, I think.

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:54:14am

re: #235 Ace-o-aces

Because fuck logic, fuck rules. It’s something that will get clicks on Twatter.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:55:12am

re: #234 I cannot.

Me too, I’ve been in and out all morning and I STILL missed it.

It was like one of the smarter comments at Breitbart or The Hill—in that it had proper punctuation and grammar.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:55:13am

re: #235 Ace-o-aces

I was reading the Twitter feed for @ObamaMalik. Obviously not him, how did it ever get “verified”?

Is there a sample of his writing that can be compared to the tweets for that conclusion to be reached?

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:55:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:56:32am

re: #208 wheat-dogg

And speaking of elitists, what kind of name is Lucian B. Wintrich, anyway? He sounds like a character in a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

Sounds like the name of one of Roderick Spode’s lackeys.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:57:07am

re: #238 wheat-dogg

Malik was duped as a useful idiot, I think.

Not sure about the duped part. Just an idiot seeking attention, using his half-brother status for what it’s worth.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:57:13am

re: #240 Barefoot Grin

It was like one of the smarter comments at Breitbart or The Hill—in that it had proper punctuation and grammar.

That’s definitely upper-crust for the right wing. Wow. We are special, they’re calling out the big guns.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:58:55am

re: #244 Nyet

Not sure about the duped part. Just an idiot seeking attention, using his half-brother status for what it’s worth.

I think the “useful” part of “useful idiot”, in this case, is that he’s allowing himself to be used by the right-wing nutjobs to further their anti-Barack hatred.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 11, 2017 • 6:59:10am

re: #240 Barefoot Grin

It was like one of the smarter comments at Breitbart or The Hill—in that it had proper punctuation and grammar.

With big words they had seen somewhere but was still presented in a wall-of-text fashion.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:01:16am

re: #241 Nyet

Is there a sample of his writing that can be compared to the tweets for that conclusion to be reached?

You find nothing suspicious about a 59 year-old Kenyan immigrant tweeting alt-right memes like a 15 year-old who just discovered 8chan?

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:03:16am

re: #246 thedopefishlives

I think the “useful” part of “useful idiot”, in this case, is that he’s allowing himself to be used by the right-wing nutjobs to further their anti-Barack hatred.

He is a right-wing nutjob, and judging by him posting the fake and the other wingnuts running with it, it’s him using them.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:03:36am

re: #248 Ace-o-aces

You find nothing suspicious about a 59 year-old Kenyan immigrant tweeting alt-right memes like a 15 year-old who just discovered 8chan?

No. I don’t rely on stereotypes.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:04:26am

re: #230 Nyet

They’re *bred* on these farms, not stolen from among the wild tiger population.

Fair point, but there are far fewer tigers than cows, chickens or pigs.

I visited a tiger preserve in Chiang Mai a few years back. The animals seemed well cared for, though the idea of “petting a tiger” now seems a bit sketchy. But I did pet a tiger. The handlers told me you can only pet the trained ones on their rear legs or hindquarters, never their heads or front paws, because the animal will assume you’re playing with them and (like house cats) use their front paws and teeth on you.

A woman at another tiger-petting park in Thailand was seriously mauled a few months after I returned from my trip.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:04:55am

re: #249 Nyet

He is a right-wing nutjob, and judging by him posting the fake and the other wingnuts running with it, it’s him using them.

And the explanation is simple: grift.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:07:20am

re: #243 Dr Lizardo

Sounds like the name of one of Roderick Spode’s lackeys.

Quite fitting, considering Wintrich’s belief system

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:08:48am

re: #252 Nyet

And the explanation is simple: grift.

[Embedded content]

I was going to point that out, too. Malik runs some kind of sketchy foundation in Kenya, which allegedly benefits only him.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:08:48am

Outside of the Twitter:

EXCLUSIVE: Malik Obama says his brother Barack is a ‘cuck’

Tell me about your Twitter account, you’ve got a pretty big following. Do you

Yeah I enjoy Twitter. I didn’t know it would be so much fun. I’m enjoying communicating and expressing myself and hearing what everyone else has on their minds. I see myself being the voice of the voiceless and the hope for the hopeless. The response has been great. I want to get one hundred thousand, a million, billion followers.

You tweet a lot about thots - what is a thot to you?

A thot is a bad hombre. Male or female, a bad person. People who are fake. Who are hypocrits. Who go around spreading mischief on the earth.

What’s the difference between a thot and a cuck?

A thot is a crude terminology. A cuck is more savvy. It’s just terminology. My people, they understand. If you follow my tweets, you’ll understand also.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:09:00am

re: #252 Nyet

And the explanation is simple: grift.

[Embedded content]

Smells like Rage Furby.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:09:29am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Smells like Rage Furby.

Ugh. Nasty, vile, disgusting smell.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:10:14am

re: #252 Nyet

Is it just me, or is that Chuck Johnson/Dim Hoft hand-sign making a W and a P of the hand and wrist to signal white power?

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:11:19am

re: #255 Nyet

Outside of the Twitter:

EXCLUSIVE: Malik Obama says his brother Barack is a ‘cuck’

This cuck stuff is even weirder now that I know that Roger Stone looks for guys to have sex with his wife.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:11:55am

re: #255 Nyet

He needs to consult with the Urban Dictionary about “thot.”

urbandictionary.com

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:12:15am

re: #256 Dr. Matt

Smells like Rage Furby.

Not sure what it has to do with him.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:12:26am

And THIS asshole still won’t go away:

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:13:02am

re: #258 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Is it just me, or is that Chuck Johnson/Dim Hoft hand-sign making a W and a P of the hand and wrist to signal white power?

It’s a Pepe sign.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:13:18am

re: #261 Nyet

Not sure what it has to do with him.

Rage and Malik are buddies.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:13:46am

re: #261 Nyet

Not sure what it has to do with him.

Rage Furby was touting his new friendship with Malik, and shared photos of them together. Apparently he gave Malik a MAGA ball cap.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:14:04am

re: #262 Dr. Matt

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:14:20am

re: #263 Nyet

It’s a Pepe sign.

I’m aware of that, but there may be more to it.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:14:42am

re: #264 Dr. Matt

Rage and Malik are buddies.

I know. Furby is buddy with lots of people. It doesn’t mean he is behind their online personae.

In fact, unlike Malik, Chucky accepts that Obama was born in the US.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:16:15am

MOAR wingnut on wingnut action!

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:16:21am

re: #267 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I’m aware of that, but there may be more to it.

Maybe Pepe is actually Putin?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:16:45am

Meanwhile, here in Europe:

The Netherlands has revoked the landing permission in the country for the plane carrying Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Saturday.

The foreign minister was scheduled to address the Turkish community in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Saturday despite recent steps banning Turkey’s ministers and politicians from holding public rallies.

Earlier on the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu said in an interview that Turkey will impose severe sanctions on the Netherlands if his flight is not given permission.

dailysabah.com

Sorry that the link is from Daily Sabah, a notorious AKP mouthpiece.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:18:28am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

Erdogan’s been whining about the “bans”. Suppose the European ministers came to Erdogan’s Turkey to rile up the crowds. What would happen?

Erdogan is a rabid dog and should shut the fuck up.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:18:34am

re: #268 Nyet

I know. Furby is buddy with lots of people. It doesn’t mean he is behind their online personae.

In fact, unlike Malik, Chucky accepts that Obama was born in the US.

I never touted it as fact, FFS. Jesus fucking Christ on toast…..

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:18:59am

re: #270 Nyet

Maybe Pepe is actually Putin?

Maybe the 4chan assholes latched onto Pepe because they saw WP in the handsign.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:20:05am

re: #273 Dr. Matt

I never touted it as fact

That’s nice.

, FFS. Jesus fucking Christ on toast…..

That’s weird, but whatever.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:20:26am

re: #272 Nyet

Erdogan’s been whining about the “bans”. Suppose the European ministers came to Erdogan’s Turkey to rile up the crowds. What would happen?

Erdogan is a rabid dog and should shut the fuck up.

Erdogan would be screaming bloody murder if that happened. We’d never hear the end of it.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:21:24am

re: #274 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Maybe the 4chan assholes latched onto Pepe because they saw WP in the handsign.

If it is a WP sign, maybe that Pepe picture was originally drawn with that in mind.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:22:13am

re: #269 wheat-dogg

MOAR wingnut on wingnut action!

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SMOTI et al are in permanent victim mode.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:25:17am

re: #269 wheat-dogg

MOAR wingnut on wingnut action!

[Embedded content]

That’s rich!

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:25:37am

re: #277 Nyet

If it is a WP sign, maybe that Pepe picture was originally drawn with that in mind.

That also occurred to me, but the creator has pushed back against the people who adopted Pepe. That could just be because of the backlash, but it makes me think that he did not intend to use Pepe as a white power symbol.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:27:04am

re: #278 Dr. Matt

SMOTI et al are in permanent victim mode.

Lucian is trying to turn a verbal rejoinder into a physical assault, regardless of the facts. That’s how Gateway Pundits roll.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:27:48am

re: #278 Dr. Matt

Victim of his own sheer dumbassery. He supports a party that hates people like him. He supports a party that would treat him as a second class citizen and that would further restrict his rights.

He supports a party that would deprive millions of people in his position of health coverage that could save his life (like losing a limb from diabetes and the ongoing health care costs, etc.)

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:28:55am

re: #280 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

That also occurred to me, but the creator has pushed back against the people who adopted Pepe. That could just be because of the backlash, but it makes me think that he did not intend to use Pepe as a white power symbol.

The picture was not drawn by Pepe’s creator.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:29:00am
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(alpuz)  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:35:33am

re: #282 lawhawk

Victim of his own sheer dumbassery

I’ll be using that one if it’s cool w/ you. Using it often.

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darthstar  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:37:43am

re: #281 wheat-dogg

Lucian is trying to turn a verbal rejoinder into a physical assault, regardless of the facts. That’s how Gateway Pundits roll.

Assault is verbal. Battery is physical. Someone needs to teach him the difference.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:38:54am

re: #285 (alpuz)

By all means.

For your reference, I use dumbassery quite a bit.

There’s factual dumbassery, conspiratorial dumbassery (for those who buy into the Birtherism or CIA deep state bs), and reading comprehension dumbassery (when someone doesn’t have the capacity to process what they read).

But when that isn’t enough, we jump to dumbfuckery.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:43:01am

re: #283 Nyet

The picture was not drawn by Pepe’s creator.

Please elaborate. Is the hand-sign not from Matt Furie?

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:44:40am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:48:14am

re: #289 jaunte

I would like to see Spicer/Trump talk his way out of this one.

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:48:43am

re: #290 PhillyPretzel

“It’s all in the past”

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:49:07am

Speaking of dumbassery;

Facebook Post

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:51:40am

re: #288 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Please elaborate. Is the hand-sign not from Matt Furie?

No. He created the original sad frog character for his cartoon, but …chan took the sad frog image and transformed it over the years into what it is today. The smug Pepe making the sign is pure …chan.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:51:57am

re: #292 Dr. Matt

Maybe we should hook Spicer up to a lie detector?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 11, 2017 • 7:55:50am
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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:00:24am

Quoting Charles in the OP:

If I were there, I’d have bought Jon Decker a drink or three. Kudos to him for saying what needs to be said, loudly and clearly. It’s embarrassing for the United States and outrageous for anyone that dishonest racist slime like Hoft and Wintrich are in that room at all.

I wouldn’t have. This is less Fox News having a dawning realization of the monsters they’re in bed with, and more territorial pissing.

As with most things conservative these days, Fox is utterly incapable of or unwilling towards recognizing their role in creating the first American Weimar Republic.

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:05:18am

re: #286 darthstar

But not by example, because that would be wrong.

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BigPapa  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:05:42am

Sergey, I thought of you the other day. There’s been a lot of narrative of the term ‘snowflake’ since it’s been thrown about wildly for a few months. The left sourced narrative is that it was originally used as a term from Nazi camp guards after the burning of victims. Have you found any evidence of this in your research?

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(alpuz)  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:08:21am
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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:09:01am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:09:47am

re: #292 Dr. Matt

Where’s Ryan’s letter demanding CBO account of ACA?

These people…

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:13:27am

re: #295 Dr. Matt

I’m pretty sure polonium poisoning is nearly always fatal, especially if the poisoning was deliberate.

en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:16:36am

(CNN) A man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House complex and was discovered by a Secret Service officer by the south entrance to the executive residence, officials said.
The incident happened just before midnight while President Donald Trump was at the White House.
A Secret Service source said the intruder might have entered the White House grounds on the east side before making his way near the residence’s south portico entrance.

The White House was placed under security condition “orange,” one of the highest levels of security for the Secret Service.
The suspect was arrested by the Secret Service and taken into custody.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:21:45am

re: #298 BigPapa

Sergey, I thought of you the other day. There’s been a lot of narrative of the term ‘snowflake’ since it’s been thrown about wildly for a few months. The left sourced narrative is that it was originally used as a term from Nazi camp guards after the burning of victims. Have you found any evidence of this in your research?

snopes.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:22:21am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:29:47am

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

And she would have no idea of Sulgrave Manor means to the Washington family let alone Mt Vernon.
en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:32:39am

So, Pence is in Louisville today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:33:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:33:44am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:35:16am

Pence is as bad as Trump. ::: eye roll :::

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:36:09am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:37:24am

re: #309 Backwoods_Sleuth

Of course, the more people who join an insurance pool, the lower the costs for everyone, but no one in the GOP seems to understand how insurance works.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:38:05am

re: #310 PhillyPretzel

Pence is as bad as Trump. ::: eye roll :::

Yup. And even more stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:38:13am

re: #312 wheat-dogg

Of course, the more people who join an insurance pool, the lower the costs for everyone, but no one in the GOP seems to understand how insurance works.

no one in the GOP understands there is a difference between insurance and healthcare.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:38:44am
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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:40:20am

re: #307 Backwoods_Sleuth

I saw a piece on John Oliver’s show where a woman was running off at the mouth about how she hated Obama, but grudgingly admitted Obamacare made it easier to get health insurance. This effing idiot was shocked – SHOCKED – that Obama had the ego to name the bill after himself.

Got me to thinking about your home state of KY. Correct if I’m wrong, but a shitload of people voted in Bevin to essentially take away their health insurance, because that’s what Jesus and George Washington want.

Do I have that right, and if I do, how do you mentally deal with something like that?

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:41:55am

re: #300 jaunte

This is great news, as I live in Blake Farenthold’s gerrymandered district!

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:41:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:42:08am

re: #316 Mattand

Lots of people in Kentucky didn’t believe that Kynect and ACA/Obamacare were the exact same thing, even though they were told that over and over and over.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:43:47am

Hey, I just got a BBC News alert that an intruder was arrested on the grounds of the White House.

Milo trying to make a scene for himself again?????

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Alyosha  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:44:19am

I just finished reading Charlotte Wood’s, The Natural Way of Things.

amazon.com.au

It’s excellent.
As a sometime-reader of dystopian literature, the idea of women being subjugated by a hyper-patriarchal regime like in Atwood’s ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’, never seem so far-fetched as it is today, but this novel is supremely tight-lipped when it comes to expositition. The various reasons that the women in this story have come to be under the control of the two male antagonists, seem only to share a common thread leadung up to their bondage: public exposure of a sex act or relationship; one that is implicitly shameful.

As the story unfolds, one’s expectations are constantly subverted. The ‘girls’, as they are oftentimes referred to, undergo a series of personal transformations as their relationship to their captors changes. The men themselves are constrained by their complicity in the girls’ continuing imprisonment, and so their characters are impossible to see apart from this injustice.
But… in the constellation of relationships each girl has had, leading up to the point of their bondage, we see indifferent men of all stripes, contributing to this fallen state.

The writing has the terse, but gorgeous brutality of Cormac McCarthy and all the multi-layered suffering and debasement of a vignette out of Dostoevsky.

The two heroines are clever halves of a liberation that takes forever in coming and will never truly arrive. They are their own saviours in their own ways.

Thank-you for your indulgence :)
If you see GGT, let her know about this.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:44:22am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:44:32am

re: #320 Joe Bacon

Or maybe CCJ?

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:44:46am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s not in the bill they showed us.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:45:01am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lots of people in Kentucky didn’t believe that Kynect and ACA/Obamacare were the exact same thing, even though they were told that over and over and over.

And the KY Dems did not help matters by pointedly avoiding that equivalence when it came time to run for office. They distanced themselves from Obama.

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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:45:37am

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lots of people in Kentucky didn’t believe that Kynect and ACA/Obamacare were the exact same thing, even though they were told that over and over and over.

How far has Bevin got in dismantling Kynect? Has there been any fallout/”Oh, shit, that’s what they were going to do?”, like you’re seeing with the Trumpgrets rocket scientist?

The only thing that I can even come close to equating this to is all the teachers in NJ who enthusiastically supported Christie, despite the fact he was pretty much like “I’m going to destroy your ability to make a decent wage as much as I can.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:45:39am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:46:12am

re: #323 PhillyPretzel

Or maybe CCJ?

Not sure he can run that far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:47:10am

re: #326 Mattand

Kynect is gone. Bevin replaced it with something that didn’t work. I think people had to go through the federal exchange this time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:48:09am

oh good freaking grief

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:48:32am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Key word = available.

That 700 series BMW is also available.

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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:49:57am

re: #329 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kynect is gone. Bevin replaced it with something that didn’t work. I think people had to go through the federal exchange this time.

Sorry for 20 questions; were there any snags? I didn’t hear anything nationally about the transition, so I’m guessing there weren’t any major problems.

Not just in KY, but Jesus Christ, all of these ACA-phobes are going to be in for a rude awakening if Paul Ryan and the rest of the Legion of Doom get their way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:50:07am

re: #331 Stanley Sea

Key word = available.

That 700 series BMW is also available.

word missing = affordable

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:52:05am

re: #332 Mattand

Sorry for 20 questions; were there any snags? I didn’t hear anything nationally about the transition, so I’m guessing there weren’t any major problems.

Not just in KY, but Jesus Christ, all of these ACA-phobes are going to be in for a rude awakening if Paul Ryan and the rest of the Legion of Doom get their way.

Bevin abolished Kynect and wanted to replace it with what Pence did in Indiana.
The rollout was bungled and Bevin also got rid of the internet and telephone support for the replacement program, so no one was able to figure out what to do.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:53:21am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bevin abolished Kynect and wanted to replace it with what Pence did in Indiana.
The rollout was bungled and Bevin also got rid of the internet and telephone support for the replacement program, so no one was able to figure out what to do.

The GeeOh-Tea Party in a nutshell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:54:56am
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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:55:34am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bevin abolished Kynect and wanted to replace it with what Pence did in Indiana.
The rollout was bungled and Bevin also got rid of the internet and telephone support for the replacement program, so no one was able to figure out what to do.

Umm… wow.

The more I learn about politics as I get older, the more baffled am I that people who are on the bottom end of scale keep voting Republican. I just. Don’t. Get it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:56:11am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:57:36am

re: #316 Mattand

that Obama had the ego to name the bill after himself.

She heard the dog whistle

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wheat-dogg  Mar 11, 2017 • 8:57:40am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

A very good strategy, IMO.

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Mattand  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:01:12am

re: #339 Stanley Sea

She heard the dog whistle

I know the common wisdom is that Obama and the Dems never did enough to promote ACA, but I wonder sometimes if that would have made a difference.

Between the following:

• Fox News and Republicans painting it as the embodiment of evil
• Racist Americans who could not and never will accept a black man was elected POTUS
• America’s national delusion that we’re all temporarily embarrassed millionaires

I don’t know if it ever really had a chance.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:01:36am

re: #331 Stanley Sea

Heh. The qualifier I got was “American”. If you’re an immigrant citizen, brown, not Christian, poor, you don’t qualify!

Wish I was //

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Major Tom  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:02:19am

re: #80 Backwoods_Sleuth

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An internal investigation will take place… And nothing will happen.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:02:29am

re: #303 Backwoods_Sleuth

Didn’t the guy know it was easier to get a front row seat at Mar a Lago? Or claim to be a news outlet like Hoft? So much easier than jumping the fence like a garden variety criminal. /half

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:03:32am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:04:30am

re: #322 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We are not getting tired.

I’m going to a Unity march today for immigrants & refugees that conflicts with the ACLU resistance training.

ACLU starts at 1:30 pacific - so in a little while your time - you can find a local watching party in your neighborhood - go to go.peoplepower.org
find one now!

My friend is at a Planned Parenthood march right now in Vista, he’s heading to the ACLU after & will bring me up to speed.

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:04:42am

re: #328 wheat-dogg

I’m not sure he can run at all.

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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:05:29am

re: #300 jaunte

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As long as the Districts are redrawn so I don’t have Lamar Fucking Smith as my Critter anymore, I’ll be good.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:05:48am

The Handmaid’s Tale, spotted at #SXSW. @MargaretAtwood

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:06:36am

Hmmm, still not releasing the name of the White House Intruder…

bbc.com

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:07:24am

re: #350 Joe Bacon

Hmmm, still not releasing the name of the White House Intruder…

bbc.com

That means he was white. If he was brown or black, his name and picture would’ve been all over Faux News by now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:07:59am
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Skandal  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:08:35am

re: #350 Joe Bacon

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:09:22am

re: #351 thedopefishlives

That means he was white. If he was brown or black, his name and picture would’ve been all over Faux News by now.

BINGO!

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:14:17am

So, one of the tweets seen this morning suggests that the GOP is cynically hoping that the #Trumpcare/#GOPDontcare fails and that they’re left with continuing Obamacare.

That’s because they can’t figure out any way to cover as many people for as much money for as much stuff. Every GOP iteration is more costly, covers less and far fewer people.

Given what the GOP has promised, that’s simply unsustainable, and they’ll take their chances being unable to repeal and screwing Trump than screwing all of their constituents.

I’m not buying it.

That’s the excuse someone gives when they know that their plan is total BS and they have no way to figure it out. Heck, Ryan doesn’t know how insurance works, and GOPers across the nation seem to think that ERs are where people can and should get primary care or cancer care or any care other than crisis/critical care/trauma.

These fuckers are absolutely intent on destroying Obamacare and don’t care about the consequences and have convinced millions that this is their path to prosperity even though the only tax benefits will go to the rich. Everyone else will see nothing but higher costs - higher premiums, higher out of pocket costs, and less insurance options covering less stuff.

That’s the GOP plan.

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lawhawk  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:17:00am
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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:18:49am

re: #356 lawhawk

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When wingnut Christians read things like, “Love thy neighbor,” they take it literally and picture their white affluent neighbors. Then they stop reading, because they don’t want to hear that “neighbor” is an allegory for all of humanity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:20:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:21:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:26:02am
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austin_blue  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:27:22am

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Twilight Zone theme kept popping into my head as I was reading that.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:27:58am

re: #179 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Looks like his nanny is also from Korea…

Not his nanny — she’s his wife. I believe they live in South Korea

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:31:42am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:32:08am

re: #363 Hecuba’s daughter

Not his nanny — she’s his wife. I believe they live in South Korea

The way she bursts into the room chasing after the kids……very Kramer-esque.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:32:09am
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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:33:45am

re: #359 Backwoods_Sleuth

Many years ago, I was working at a motel, and some guest (from Europe, maybe Germany) decided that we were holding one of our housekeepers as a slave, and she was going to take the housekeeper back…none of us spoke her language, and she barely spoke English.

No pipes were involved.

What the fuck is a “Warrior’s Path” walk anyway? And why do I think that finding out what it is will actually make me dumber?

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:36:35am

re: #350 Joe Bacon

Hmmm, still not releasing the name of the White House Intruder…

bbc.com

Chris Christie

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:40:14am

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Has the yam seen his son since the inauguration?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:41:30am
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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:42:40am

re: #368 Eventual Carrion

Chris Christie

If Christie jumped the fence it would have triggered the seismometers in DC at a 4 on the Richter Scale…

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:42:47am

re: #367 I cannot.

What the fuck is a “Warrior’s Path” walk anyway? And why do I think that finding out what it is will actually make me dumber?

Throwing a mythical cape on “looking for trouble.”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:43:31am

re: #372 jaunte

Throwing a mythical cape on “looking for trouble.”

In other words, some douchebag who thinks he’s Batman.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:44:59am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Once again, the Whore Press continues to give Lyin’ Ryan pass after pass!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:45:43am

re: #367 I cannot.

What the fuck is a “Warrior’s Path” walk anyway? And why do I think that finding out what it is will actually make me dumber?

It’s a sovcit/militia thing

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:45:48am

“…Sid Bowdidge had received a nameplate and taken up residence this week in the director’s office of the agency’s Office of Technology Transitions, a career DOE employee said, but it was not clear precisely when he started or what his job would be. OTT specializes in shepherding research developed at the national labs into the private sector, an area in which Bowdidge didn’t seem to have any experience.

Before joining DOE, Bowdidge worked for the Trump campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records. An August 2015 NBC News report quoted Bowdidge attending a debate watch party in Trump’s New Hampshire campaign office, describing him as a “massage therapist from Bedford.

Another know-nothing Trump patronage hire.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:51:38am

re: #358 thedopefishlives

When wingnut Christians read things like, “Love thy neighbor,” they take it literally and picture their white affluent neighbors. Then they stop reading, because they don’t want to hear that “neighbor” is an allegory for all of humanity.

This is not a universal understanding. According to Rambam (Maimonides) the word “neighbor” (also translated “fellow” or “brother”) only applies to more or less observant Jews:

chabad.org

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It is a mitzvah to kill minim and apikorsim.

The term minim refers to Jewish idolaters or those who perform transgressions for the sake of angering God, even if one eats non-kosher meat for the sake of angering God or wears sha’atnez for the sake of angering God.

The term apikorsim refers to Jews who deny the Torah and the concept of prophecy.

If there is the possibility, one should kill them with a sword in public view. If that is not possible, one should develop a plan so that one can cause their deaths.

What is implied? If one sees such a person descend to a cistern, and there is a ladder in the cistern, one should take the ladder, and excuse oneself, saying: “I must hurry to take my son down from the roof. I shall return the ladder to you soon.” Similarly, one should devise other analogous plans to cause the death of such people.

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With regard to a gentile idolater with whom we are not at war, a Jewish shepherd of small livestock, and the like, by contrast, we should not try to cause their deaths. It is, however, forbidden to save their lives if their lives are threatened. For example, if such a person fell into the sea, one should not rescue him. Leviticus 19:16 states: “Do not stand idly by while your brother’s blood is at stake.” This does not apply with regard to such individuals, because they are not “your brothers.”

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When does the above apply? With regard to a Jew who sins and perseveres in his wickedness, continually repeating it - e.g., shepherds of small livestock who show no consideration for the prohibition against robbery and continue in their perversity.

When, by contrast, a Jew commits transgressions, but does not maintain his wickedness continually, merely occasionally sinning for his own personal satisfaction - e.g., one who eats non-kosher food for pleasure - it is a mitzvah to save his life, and it is forbidden to stand idly by when his life is threatened.

Note that Lev. 19:18 with “love your neighbor” (aka “brother”aka “fellow”) comes just two verses after the verse cited here.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:54:43am

re: #377 Nyet

This is not a universal understanding. According to Rambam (Maimonides) the word “neighbor” (also translated “fellow” or “brother”) only applies to more or less observant Jews:

Note that Lev. 19:18 with “love your neighbor” (aka “brother”aka “fellow”) comes just two verses after the verse cited here.

I was referring to the fundamentalist Christian interpretation, which relates to the Parable of the Good Samaritan that Jesus gave. I agree that it is not a universal interpretation, but I think we can both agree that these wingnut Christians have trouble putting into practice the actual teachings of Jesus.

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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:55:47am

re: #375 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep. Just that little bit killed at least a million brain cells.

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retired cynic  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:56:48am

re: #330 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh good freaking grief

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He looks the part.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:56:54am

re: #379 I cannot.

Yep. Just that little bit killed at least a million brain cells.

Count yourself lucky you had that many to lose.

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wrenchwench  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:58:14am

re: #373 Dr Lizardo

In other words, some douchebag who thinks he’s Batman.

Just not this one.

Youtube Video

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bratwurst  Mar 11, 2017 • 9:59:09am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:01:23am

bbl

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:02:47am

re: #378 thedopefishlives

The existence of traditional particularist interpretations of “love your neighbor” throws the explanation of “neighbor” as a stand-in for all of humanity into doubt. I.e. it’s not clear that Jesus meant love of all humans. Indeed, there would be no need to refer to “neighbor” instead of “everybody” if that what was meant. While this interpretation is possible it’s not certain.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:12:43am

re: #358 thedopefishlives

When wingnut Christians read things like, “Love thy neighbor,” they take it literally and picture their white affluent neighbors. Then they stop reading, because they don’t want to hear that “neighbor” is an allegory for all of humanity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:14:20am

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WPTV/CNN) - A Florida man is in custody after police say he tried to burn a store he thought was Muslim-owned.

Police say Richard Lloyd, 64, was mad at Arabs for “what they are doing in this Middle East” and that he wanted to “run them out of the country.”

A dumpster at the Met Mart convenience store in Port St. Lucie was set on fire Friday morning. After being read his rights, police said Lloyd admitted to setting the fire and admitted to suffering from a mental illness.

Lloyd said he was, “doing his part for America.”

Police will conduct a mental health evaluation and the state attorney’s office will determined whether it was an intentional hate crime.

Quoting a sheriff, the Palm Beach Post reported the store’s owners are not Muslim, and are of Indian descent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:16:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:17:11am
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Varek Raith  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:18:58am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

Freaking ghoul.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:20:03am
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wrenchwench  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:21:24am

re: #388 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Florida man tries to set fire at store he thinks is owned by Muslims.]

I better put a colander in my window.

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Interesting Times  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:24:00am

re: #392 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well then, that settles it:

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:26:34am

re: #377 Nyet

After reading verses like that, makes you think that The Big G is just as narcissistic as Scarlet O’Hara!

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Varek Raith  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:27:58am

How ya’ll doing?

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:30:18am
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I cannot.  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:31:08am

re: #396 Varek Raith

Sleepy, I power-binged the “If the Emperor had a TTS device” series.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:32:22am

re: #395 Joe Bacon

After reading verses like that, makes you think that The Big G is just as narcissistic as Scarlet O’Hara!

Or at the very least some of his respectable interpreters.

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wrenchwench  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:33:29am

re: #396 Varek Raith

How ya’ll doing?

I’m doing good, or well, depending on how pedantic you’re feeling. I got an upding from SteelPH! You don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone, and you don’t know it’s gone ‘til it starts to come back.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:33:30am

Adam Schiff goes on a tweet rampage against the Addams ,er, Trump Family…

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:35:14am

re: #399 Nyet

Or at the very least some of his respectable interpreters.

“Why ah do declare Melanie, I am going to just douse that Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone for not doing as ah commanded…”

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BigPapa  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:35:26am

re: #396 Varek Raith

How ya’ll doing?

In a hotel room in Honolulu going totally rock star. Minus the coke and groupies. But I went full debauchery on this Nespresso and threw an empty water bottle at the TV. Just to show I had it in me.

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Citizen K  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:36:03am

re: #378 thedopefishlives

re: #386 Nyet

I wrote about this before, but the key with the Good Samaritan parable is the fact that Jesus used a Samaritan (an ethnic group with an animus against Judeans that was very much mutual), and the kicker at the end:

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

The lesson here was ‘neighbor’ was, according to this philosophy, not a matter of tribal identity or physical shared space. It was about who showed fellow empathy and sympathy enough for something like this. The whole tribal animus that the use of a Samaritan in the parable is…so, so, so often lost. ANd that’s why I can’t buy the whole deal with interpretations meaning only LITERAL neighbors or fellow “tribesmen” as it were.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:39:20am

re: #403 BigPapa

In a hotel room in Honolulu going totally rock star. Minus the coke and groupies. But I went full debauchery on this Nespresso and threw an empty water bottle at the TV. Just to show I had it in me.

I just got the new Nespresso Vertuoline Plus machine last week. Sure makes incredible coffee that gives me a badly-needed kick start in the morning!

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:42:13am

re: #401 Joe Bacon

“Rep. Adam Schiff Tweetstorm: “Is the President putting America first, or the Trump family fortune?”

Is this a trick question?

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De Kolta Chair  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:42:47am

OT, but true story

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Joe Bacon  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:43:17am

re: #406 Pawn of the Oppressor

“Rep. Adam Schiff Tweetstorm: “Is the President putting America first, or the Trump family fortune?”

Is this a trick question?

Adam has to phrase it in a way that the lapdogs in the Press Corpse just might be able to latch on to…

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William Lewis  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:45:16am

re: #386 Nyet

The existence of traditional particularist interpretations of “love your neighbor” throws the explanation of “neighbor” as a stand-in for all of humanity into doubt. I.e. it’s not clear that Jesus meant love of all humans. Indeed, there would be no need to refer to “neighbor” instead of “everybody” if that what was meant. While this interpretation is possible it’s not certain.

That “traditional” interpretation comes after 1000 years of christian antisemitism. What would a Jew have understood a Rabbi to be saying in 1st Century Jewish Palestine is a rather more interesting question.

You might find this of interest in helping answer that question.

americamagazine.org.

The full version, from her book, is better still.

For those who are interested, here is her biographic blurb:

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science in Nashville, Tenn. This article was adapted from her new book, Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi (HarperOne).

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:49:34am
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wrenchwench  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:50:26am

Next week is Brain Awareness Week at UNM! The webpage for it makes my brain hurt. Can’t get much more aware of it than that. It’s working!

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Skip Intro  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:50:54am

re: #353 Skandal

On a Saturday? What’s with that?

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BigPapa  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:51:40am

Jaclyn reads her hate mail. I’m in tears.

Lots of swear words and bad grammer trigger warning.

I’m quitting YouTube - Reading Hate Comments

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Varek Raith  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:54:14am

re: #398 I cannot.

Sleepy, I power-binged the “If the Emperor had a TTS device” series.

Not my fault. *whistles*

TTS - Heresy Scene

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jaunte  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:57:48am
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Varek Raith  Mar 11, 2017 • 10:59:09am

re: #413 BigPapa

We are all lesbian porn stars.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 11, 2017 • 11:01:20am

re: #412 Skip Intro

On a Saturday? What’s with that?

That was Friday night - he’s golfing at one of his clubs today.

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Skip Intro  Mar 11, 2017 • 11:08:22am

re: #417 Stanley Sea

That was Friday night - he’s golfing at one of his clubs today.

Well, things are perfectly normal then.

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Belafon  Mar 11, 2017 • 11:08:55am

re: #377 Nyet

This is not a universal understanding. According to Rambam (Maimonides) the word “neighbor” (also translated “fellow” or “brother”) only applies to more or less observant Jews:

Note that Lev. 19:18 with “love your neighbor” (aka “brother”aka “fellow”) comes just two verses after the verse cited here.

Part of Jesus teaching was to expand the rules beyond the Jews. That’s why the good Samaritan was not jewish.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 11:22:35am

re: #404 Citizen K

It’s somewhat more complicated than this. Pure political hatreds aside, for a long time the Samaritans possessed an intermediary status between Jews and non-Jews as far as the halakhic law was concerned, with lots of controversy about their status, the validity of their initial conversion and so on. They were seen by some as being on the periphery of the Jewish society, an extreme case of heretical Jews (if only for legal reasons). So a Samaritan in the parable might have been an interesting choice - one would have to overcome lots of political and religious baggage to acknowledge them as neighbors in the Biblical sense, it would be extreme - but still barely allowable by the Jewish tradition. Now, if that same parable would have used some absolute idolater (like a Hindu) to make a point, that would have been unambiguous.

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Nyet  Mar 11, 2017 • 11:29:23am

re: #409 William Lewis

That “traditional” interpretation comes after 1000 years of christian antisemitism.

One would think that if Christian antisemitism played a role here, the interpretation would exclude specifically Christian antisemites rather than all non-Jews. Rambam, for one, lived all his life in the Muslim lands and had good relations with Muslims, but his interpretation of the commandment as Ahavat Yisrael is unbudging.


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