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Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:34:35pm

By the way, if your browser uses Control-T to open a new tab, you can now use Control-Shift-T to open the LGF Twitter client, and tweet-storm to your heart’s content.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:38:38pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:38:57pm
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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:40:00pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

“All the books, Tucker. Believe me.”

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Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:43:02pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:43:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:46:17pm

re: #3 gocart mozart

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I’ve seen first hand the good MOW can do. This is just awful.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:46:47pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

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I hear ya. I mean yeah Bush sucked but I didn’t think he was this cruel.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:47:44pm

That was pretty good. Too bad we still don’t have Jon Stewart, but at least some of his alumni are kicking butt.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:48:36pm

re: #7 HappyWarrior

I’ve seen first hand the good MOW can do. This is just awful.

My very Christian mother has spent a lot of time and gas doing volunteer work for MoW.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:49:50pm

re: #10 Barefoot Grin

My very Christian mother has spent a lot of time and gas doing volunteer work for MoW.

Props to your Mom. My Nana was a beneficiary. The program does so much to help our seniors and it’s such a small percentage of our overall budget. When we talked about it at dinner, my mom was making the argument that it could be even better than it already is.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:50:18pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:51:11pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

I hear ya. I mean yeah Bush sucked but I didn’t think he was this cruel.

The W Bush wrecking crew deserve their share of the blame for their part in this catastrophe, as well as for the many evil of their own administration.

But I now have a much greater appreciation for that veneer of civilization they pretended to have. Having the naked Id of Movement Conservatism incarnate as Fuckface von Clownstick really is disturbing.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:51:24pm

re: #12 The Vicious Babushka

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Yeah fuck you too lady.

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gocart mozart  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:52:30pm

You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me By, Cher (Lyrics) (Orignal)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:52:55pm

It’s okay for them to bitch at black people but we’re doing “class warfare” if we point out that many CEOs make bonuses far more than the median income.in this country. These fucking people.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:53:43pm

re: #15 gocart mozart

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Holy shit, is Geert, Milo’s long lost father? I didn’t realize how much they look alike.

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EPR-radar  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:53:57pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

Props to your Mom. My Nana was a beneficiary. The program does so much to help our seniors and it’s such a small percentage of our overall budget. When we talked about it at dinner, my mom was making the argument that it could be even better than it already is.

(Reposted from previous thread) Balancing the US Federal budget is actually very simple. There are only four things to consider:

1) Defense
2) Medicare
3) Social Security
4) Taxes

Everything else is in the noise in terms of fraction of the budget.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:55:27pm

re: #18 EPR-radar

(Reposted from previous thread) Balancing the US Federal budget is actually very simple. There are only four things to consider:

1) Defense
2) Medicare
3) Social Security
4) Taxes

Everything else is in the noise in terms of fraction of the budget.

To put it on personal budget terms, cutting MOW of the annual budget is like cutting getting a Shamrock Shake once every St. Patrick’s Day.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 6:58:46pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

Props to your Mom. My Nana was a beneficiary. The program does so much to help our seniors and it’s such a small percentage of our overall budget. When we talked about it at dinner, my mom was making the argument that it could be even better than it already is.

I’ve written about it here before, but one of the ironies of our lives has been how some of the young (now 50-somethings) rich kids I went to church with became the local versions of the Christian GOP we know today and wrecked the church my parents were instrumental in maintaining. Granted, it was a centrist upper-middle class Presbyterian church, but my mom especially (and after retirement, my dad) used it to do work for the underserved in our town. My dad is a bit like Jimmy Carter. He is an engineer and still works to repair and build homes; he’s 90. Anyway, the rich members of the church were pissed off over things like gay marriage and left to build their own church (with gym and school facilities) on the outskirts of town. That’s how it happens. All over America these people want to stop paying taxes for what they don’t like and to divert the taxes they pay to their private religious/educational projects.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:00:49pm

Meals on Wheels National Website.

I just sent a donation their way, in memory of my mother.

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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:00:50pm

Heh. The replies are a hoot too:

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:02:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:02:38pm

re: #20 Barefoot Grin

I’ve written about it here before, but one of the ironies of our lives has been how some of the young (now 50-somethings) rich kids I went to church with became the local versions of the Christian GOP we know today and wrecked the church my parents were instrumental in maintaining. Granted, it was a centrist upper-middle class Presbyterian church, but my mom especially (and after retirement, my dad) used it to do work for the underserved in our town. My dad is a bit like Jimmy Carter. He is an engineer and still works to repair and build homes; he’s 90. Anyway, the rich members of the church were pissed off over things like gay marriage and left to build their own church (with gym and school facilities) on the outskirts of town. That’s how it happens. All over America these people want to stop paying taxes for what they don’t like and to divert the taxes they pay to their private religious/educational projects.

My Dad’s parents were much the same way when they were alive. They were RCC unlike your parents but had a lot of the same kindness towards those less off than them. Nana’s older brother was actually a parish priest for a very poor African-American community in Louisiana before and after he went off to war as a chaplain. I think Nana even though she lived a comfortable middle life when she got married to my grandfather always had a real empathy for people since she had grown up fairly poor and she had lost her mother young. I’ll always remember her greatest gift even with several grand and great grandchildren, she always fond a way to make us all feel special and loved. I think she more than anyone shaped my ideology and compassion for those less well off than me.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:02:56pm

re: #21 Shiplord Kirel

Meals on Wheels National Website.

I just sent a donation their way, in memory of my mother.

Thanks. I’ll do the same for my Nana.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:05:17pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

My Dad’s parents were much the same way when they were alive. They were RCC unlike your parents but had a lot of the same kindness towards those less off than them. Nana’s older brother was actually a parish priest for a very poor African-American community in Louisiana before and after he went off to war as a chaplain. I think Nana even though she lived a comfortable middle life when she got married to my grandfather always had a real empathy for people since she had grown up fairly poor and she had lost her mother young. I’ll always remember her greatest gift even with several grand and great grandchildren, she always fond a way to make us all feel special and loved. I think she more than anyone shaped my ideology and compassion for those less well off than me.

So wonderful, and that’s so important. It makes me wonder what was missing in the lives of people like Paul Ryan, or if their minds were simply hijacked by a sparkly cult leader.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:06:28pm
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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:07:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:09:43pm

re: #26 Barefoot Grin

So wonderful, and that’s so important. It makes me wonder what was missing in the lives of people like Paul Ryan, or if their minds were simply hijacked by a sparkly cult leader.

I really wish I knew. Not to go No True Catholic but I really wonder about Ryan’s upbringing. You’d think he might be empathetic since he lost his own father pretty young.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:11:47pm

re: #28 jaunte

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It really is that simple. Of course, to our right wing assholes, it’s always about “personal responsibility” and shit. There’s no compassion with any of them but they want us to understand why they voted for Trump while they’ll cheerlead shit like this.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:12:26pm

re: #23 FormerDirtDart

He wants another attack so he has a reason to use those nukes he’s so fascinated with.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:12:45pm

re: #26 Barefoot Grin

So wonderful, and that’s so important. It makes me wonder what was missing in the lives of people like Paul Ryan, or if their minds were simply hijacked by a sparkly cult leader.

Limbaugh isn’t sparkly, but he’s sold his cult under the illusion of “being an entertainer.”

Fox News and Breitbart (sans Milo) are also not sparkly, but highly effective propaganda outfits that manipulated the conversation and forever poisoned the minds of their readers. The Daily Stormer wishes it was as effective.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:13:54pm

re: #32 Myron Falwell

Limbaugh isn’t sparkly, but he’s sold his cult under the illusion of “being an entertainer.”

Fox News and Breitbart (sans Milo) are also not sparkly, but highly effective propaganda outfits that manipulated the conversation and forever poisoned the minds of their readers. The Daily Stormer wishes it was as effective.

Yeah I blame right wing radio and stuff like that for why so many people are so heartless.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:13:55pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:14:24pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

I really wish I knew. Not to go No True Catholic but I really wonder about Ryan’s upbringing. You’d think he might be empathetic since he lost his own father pretty young.

I don’t know either. History shows that conservatives with a moral compass work with progressives with the same. And I’ll admit that I may be wrong about Ryan, but I see a flawed person who is desperately trying to bend reality to his ideology while presenting the face of the Knights of Columbus do-gooder.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:15:29pm

re: #31 GlutenFreeJesus

He wants another attack so he has a reason to use those nukes he’s so fascinated with.

And it’s so fucking transparent.

It’s also not by accident that some European countries are quietly considering their own missile defense system, especially if they are starting to consider the US as a hostile nation alongside Russia.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:15:41pm

I’ve seen my fair share of these. This one is pretty big.

Snow devil. #Alaska

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Belafon  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:16:59pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:17:49pm

re: #23 FormerDirtDart

The target should be on Trump Tower.

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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:17:50pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

Yeah I blame right wing radio and stuff like that for why so many people are so heartless.

Remember this?

Tea Partiers Mock And Scorn Apparent Parkinson’s Victim

Happened in 2010.

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EPR-radar  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:18:13pm

re: #35 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know either. History shows that conservatives with a moral compass work with progressives with the same. And I’ll admit that I may be wrong about Ryan, but I see a flawed person who is desperately trying to bend reality to his ideology while presenting the face of the Knights of Columbus do-gooder.

My view of Ryan is much simpler. Scum of the earth, heartless bastard, and out and proud evil-doer.

In other words, ‘generic Republican’.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:18:21pm

re: #40 Interesting Times

Remember this?

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Happened in 2010.

I actually do not.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:20:04pm

re: #41 EPR-radar

My view of Ryan is much simpler. Scum of the earth, heartless bastard, and out and proud evil-doer.

In other words, ‘generic Republican’.

My view of Ryan is that he’s someone who had help in his life using a lot of the same programs he’s all too willing to cut. The shame of it is that Ryan isn’t a dumb man but he’s a cruel man. And often in this world, cruel men are far worse than dumb man. The dumb man may simply be lacking in knowledge, knowledge can be acquired but empathy and kindness really don’t seem to be something that gets better with age. Indeed, it seems to get worse.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:21:36pm

re: #38 Belafon

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I want to ask those whites how they think people who have been minorities here for centuries feel. I don’t feel threatened by the decline in white Anglo population. I really don’t. Societies change. The people fretting about this are no different who couldn’t accept that the country became less Protestant because of the immigration waves of the 19th century.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:24:05pm

re: #43 HappyWarrior

My view of Ryan is that he’s someone who had help in his life using a lot of the same programs he’s all too willing to cut. The shame of it is that Ryan isn’t a dumb man but he’s a cruel man. And often in this world, cruel men are far worse than dumb man. The dumb man may simply be lacking in knowledge, knowledge can be acquired but empathy and kindness really don’t seem to be something that gets better with age. Indeed, it seems to get worse.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:24:29pm

I’m sad that I can still be amazed by the depths rightwingers can plunge to. There is a rightwing website, CARM, I comment on, which has its share of racists. But tonight when I mentioned that Sebastion Gorka is a literal Nazi, one of them actually praised the Nazis for being anti-communist. Not neo-Nazis, mind you, but the Adolph Hitler, genocide committing Nazis of the thirties and forties. Makes me sick.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:26:05pm

Posted way to late to the last thread, so I’ll just bring it in here, then watch the Samantha Bee clip.
re: #99 EPR-radar

I’ve never understood why people put up with car brands that are notorious for maintenance issues. I mainly want three things in a car: 1) reliability, 2) a decent amount of engine power for those exciting freeway moments of the CA lifestyle, and 3) longevity.

In other words, you want a Smart car. /s It did all those things for me (especially the California freeway moments) when we went to California.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:26:25pm

I just stopped at Fox for some reason. Hanitty has a CT guy on claiming that “an agent” created the illusion that Russian banks and Trump servers were communicating. This will be gospel.

I got to Fox via MSNBC where a very discouraged David Frum said, “none of this matters to the people Trump was tweeting to; it’s a scandal to us, but to them he is now a victim.” I think Frum is right.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:27:43pm

re: #45 jaunte

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Yep, Gus nailed it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:28:17pm

re: #48 Barefoot Grin

I just stopped at Fox for some reason. Hanitty has a CT guy on claiming that “an agent” created the illusion that Russian banks and Trump servers were communicating. This will be gospel.

I got to Fox via MSNBC where a very discouraged David Frum said, “none of this matters to the people Trump was tweeting to; it’s a scandal to us, but to them he is now a victim.” I think Frum is right.

Lumpy will do anything to rationalize Trump’s bullshit. He’s such a hack.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:28:33pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:29:29pm

re: #51 goddamnedfrank

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:29:47pm

re: #46 Big Beautiful Door

I’m sad that I can still be amazed by the depths rightwingers can plunge to. There is a rightwing website, CARM, I comment on, which has its share of racists. But tonight when I mentioned that Sebastion Gorka is a literal Nazi, one of them actually praised the Nazis for being anti-communist. Not neo-Nazis, mind you, but the Adolph Hitler, genocide committing Nazis of the thirties and forties. Makes me sick.

I have little doubt that many of our wingnuts would have loved Hitler’s Anti-Communism and seen him as a hero had he been around now. Yeah, some of them may take issue with the Antisemitism but they would ignore it the same way they ignore the antisemitism of the current Eurofascists.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:30:27pm

I don’t understand how anyone could support this evil if they knew about it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:31:05pm

So, we’re called bleeding heart liberals. I embrace that term. A heart bleeds. I am glad that I think about people other than myself too. So much is made about individualism and don’t get me wrong, some individualism is good but so is some sense of being part of something greater than yourself.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:31:49pm

re: #54 Anymouse

I don’t understand how anyone could support this evil if they knew about it.

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Because they just don’t give a shit about people that will be negatively impacted by policies they support. It’s how conservative ideology thrives even among people who are far from wealthy themselves.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:32:13pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

In that cold air. Temp is relative. Seen many dust devils in the heat

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:32:24pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

John Donne knew what he was talking about.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:34:46pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:35:03pm
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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:35:18pm
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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:35:49pm

re: #22 Interesting Times

Heh. The replies are a hoot too:

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Obligatory for that billboard:

Cows With Guns - The Original Animation

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HappyWarrior  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:38:05pm

re: #61 jaunte

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Inmates are now running the asylum.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:41:04pm

I’m going to bed, but I can’t suppress the bitter and sarcastic thought of—

It’s not fair that the lives of the people in rural and sparsely populated America be dictated by the coastal elites, so let’s support a system where fringe extremists from the edges of America get to radically alter the lives of the majority who voted against their candidate….

Probably troubled dreams ahead. G’night.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:42:15pm

re: #55 HappyWarrior

So, we’re called bleeding heart liberals. I embrace that term. A heart bleeds. I am glad that I think about people other than myself too. So much is made about individualism and don’t get me wrong, some individualism is good but so is some sense of being part of something greater than yourself.

This.
Nobody should ever feel ashamed for giving a care for another human being. And much more but just to stay on a sharp point to skewer extreme fiscal conservatism-I give a care for Hispanics and Muslims and the people in my life that have been good to me. Just try to tell me that’s wrong. States rights? CA has the right to be more kind then. To smoke that cannabis as we please. To have our own relationship with that vibrant country south of us.

I guess I’m saying don’t even think to apologize. The kind view is the moral high ground period.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:43:21pm

re: #64 Barefoot Grin

I’m going to bed, but I can’t suppress the bitter and sarcastic thought of—

It’s not fair that the lives of the people in rural and sparsely populated America be dictated by the coastal elites, so let’s support a system where fringe extremists from the edges of America get to radically alter the lives of the majority who voted against their candidate….

Probably troubled dreams ahead. G’night.

Unfortunately, the Electoral College is not going to go away. (Start counting states that would vote against that, including liberal states like Vermont and Connecticut, and when you get to thirteen the amendment fails.)

As such, we’re going to have to work with the voting system we have, not the voting system we wish we had.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:43:45pm

(CNN) — In a stark reminder that the world’s population of bees is plummeting, Cheerios pulled its mascot, Buzz the Bee off the box of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Bees play a critical role by pollinating 35% of the world’s food supply. The fate of many species and billions of dollars of global crops ride on their tiny backs.

But bee colonies are collapsing around the world as parasites, pesticides and habitat loss take a deadly toll. For the first time this year, a bee species in the US was declared endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

“Buzz is missing because there’s something serious going on with the world’s bees. Bee populations everywhere have been declining at an alarming rate, and that includes honeybees like Buzz,” Cheerios posted.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:45:30pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:45:37pm

re: #38 Belafon

FFS, Time had an article about this demograpich shift ten years ago….

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:46:53pm

re: #54 Anymouse

And I had a friend via FB trying to convince me that there was no cut coming to MoW.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:46:54pm
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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:47:49pm

re: #67 teleskiguy

Beekeeping is something I want to do when I retire. Assuming there are bees left to keep.

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Skip Intro  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:47:55pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

I thought Jared Trump was the Secretary of State.

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Kragar  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:49:47pm
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:49:58pm

re: #54 Anymouse

I don’t understand how anyone could support this evil if they knew about it.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:50:00pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:50:20pm

re: #67 teleskiguy

Well-intentioned, but an entomologist of my acquaintance has pointed out that Cheerios is trying to distribute non-native wildflower seeds….which would not have the desired effect of encourage all the various kinds of local bees, which are adapted to local flora.

Most bees aren’t the apis mellifera.

Definitely find out what your local bees harvest from and grow that.

ETA: same deal with ragweed stands for monarch butterflies. Find out what your regional ragweed type is.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:51:09pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

It’s a mystery why the CEO of Exxon would want a job watching Jared Kushner run foreign policy while the State Department is dismantled. Unless there’s some fantastic sweetener involved.

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Skip Intro  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:52:44pm

re: #78 jaunte

You know there is.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:53:52pm

re: #79 Skip Intro

It does seem like Tillerson could do better/there is something hidden.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:54:45pm

re: #78 jaunte

It’s a mystery why the CEO of Exxon would want a job watching Jared Kushner run foreign policy while the State Department is dismantled. Unless there’s some fantastic sweetener involved.

a $500 billion deal with a Russian oil company?

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:54:48pm

re: #77 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Well-intentioned, but an entomologist of my acquaintance has pointed out that Cheerios is trying to distribute non-native wildflower seeds….which would not have the desired effect of encourage all the various kinds of local bees, which are adapted to local flora.

Most bees aren’t the apis mellifera.

Definitely find out what your local bees harvest from and grow that.

My wife used to be a bee keeper as a hobby.

We now set out various blocks and such for native bees.

bugguide.net
A list of hundreds of bee species, with photographs.

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Kragar  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:54:49pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:55:22pm

re: #80 jaunte

It does seem like Tillerson could do better/there is something hidden.

I suspect we’re talking billions.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:58:19pm

Surely the geniuses at Twitter could come up with a system like we have here at LGF, a short window to edit typos and misspellings in tweets. Alas…

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:59:26pm

re: #83 Kragar

Yadda, yadda, two evils; yadda, yadda, neoliberal warmonger.

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JordanRules  Mar 16, 2017 • 7:59:55pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:00:34pm

re: #85 teleskiguy

I’d settle for unlimited time to edit, but your original tweet would still show in addition to the edit.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:02:33pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:02:43pm

re: #88 GlutenFreeJesus

That’s a good idea!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:04:04pm

re: #90 teleskiguy

And no delete option! But I admit that’s reaching. I’d settle for my original idea. For now!

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:04:36pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:04:55pm
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mmmirele  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:07:27pm

re: #46 Big Beautiful Door

I’m sad that I can still be amazed by the depths rightwingers can plunge to. There is a rightwing website, CARM, I comment on, which has its share of racists. But tonight when I mentioned that Sebastion Gorka is a literal Nazi, one of them actually praised the Nazis for being anti-communist. Not neo-Nazis, mind you, but the Adolph Hitler, genocide committing Nazis of the thirties and forties. Makes me sick.

Are you talking about the CARM run by Matt Slick? You know, the website that makes a point of saying who’s in and who’s out in the salvation sweepstakes? As in, if you’re not conservative evangelical Protestant, you’re out and on your way to hell CARM?

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Joe Bacon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:08:05pm

Somebody should tell President Pee Pee that the Presidency isn’t the same as playing Monopoly!

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:09:21pm

Body type remind you of anybody?

Admittedly WHT was an accomplished (albeit flawed) statesman, who served as Solicitor General, a judge on the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals, Governor/General of the Philippines during our occupation there, a provisional Governor of Cuba, Secretary of War, President of the U.S., and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:09:48pm

These ridiculous fucking idiots …

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:12:06pm

re: #89 jaunte

Send him to Fred Clark: Slacktivist. He is excellent. Here he is on feeding the hungry, including the meals on wheels debacle.

patheos.com

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Belafon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:12:26pm

re: #89 jaunte

I’m just so tired of these people acting like God somehow gives them the authority to be assholes.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:13:50pm
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Belafon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:15:03pm

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

These ridiculous fucking idiots …

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I think they’re all paid Russian fakes.

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Citizen K  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:17:14pm

re: #97 goddamnedfrank

Christ. I just give up with this shit…

Just…fuck it. Go ahead. Crucify Hillary. Ban Clintons from politics forever. Grind their name into the dirt and make it a crime to ever be connected to them. Just don’t fucking bitch at me when Trump tears down everything that works about this country, because apparently you assholes will think it’s all Clinton’s fucking fault anyway.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:20:28pm

re: #100 Anymouse

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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:20:29pm

Meanwhile, in the land of people who Steve King considers backwards savages…

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:22:11pm
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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:23:51pm

re: #105 Scottish Dragon

Okay, now I’m convinced President Bannon will turf Paul Ryan and install him as Speaker of the House.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:24:07pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:25:57pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:27:50pm

Have they come out and said there’ll be a “Stage 4” yet?

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:28:23pm

My God you all need to see this one:

NASHVILLE — Soon after Charla McComic’s son lost his job, his health-insurance premium dropped from $567 per month to just $88, a “blessing from God” that she believes was made possible by President Trump.

“I think it was just because of the tax credit,” said McComic, 52, a former first-grade teacher who traveled to Trump’s Wednesday night rally in Nashville from Lexington, Tenn., with her daughter, mother, aunt and cousin.

The price change was actually thanks to a subsidy made possible by former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which is still in place, not by the tax credits proposed by Republicans as part of the health-care bill still being considered by Congress.

It has been difficult for many Americans to keep up with the changes brought by Obamacare and exactly how the Republican proposal, if enacted, would affect their lives. But for Trump’s most dedicated supporters, it’s simply easier to trust the president is making things better and will follow through on his promise to provide “insurance for everybody” and “great health care for a fraction of the price.”

McComic said she’s not worried about her disability benefits changing or her 3-year-old granddaughter getting kicked off Medicaid or her 33-year-old son’s premiums going up.

“So far, everything’s been positive, from what I can tell,” she said, waiting for Trump’s rally here to begin Wednesday night. “I just hope that more and more people and children get covered under this new health-care plan.”

McComic says she has never trusted a president the way she trusts Trump. Ahead of the election, she and her relatives turned their cars into a “Trump train” and drove across Lexington, waving flags and shouting: “Trump! Trump! Vote for Trump!”

“We said: ‘Who else would we do this for, besides Trump?’ ” McComic said. “We agreed on the Lord. We would stand here for the Lord, but that’s about it.”

This is the strength of invincible racist ignorance. They are crediting TRUMP with their Obamacare premiums.

Words fail.

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Lidane  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:30:16pm
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electrotek  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:31:32pm

I love how this British guy who is Tweeting from Doha, Qatar is talking about how Arabs are backwards, and assumes that I’m Arab somehow:

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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:31:33pm
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Lidane  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:34:49pm
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Lidane  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:37:04pm

re: #113 Interesting Times

Erick, Son of Erick was bleating about that earlier:

Because, of course, government should never fund a charity. All that money should be donated freely. Or something.

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Kragar  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:38:47pm
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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:40:57pm

re: #112 electrotek

Gee, too bad he can’t be deported after questioning.

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Scottish Dragon  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:41:35pm

re: #115 Lidane

Erick, Son of Erick was bleating about that earlier:

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Because, of course, government should never fund a charity. All that money should be donated freely. Or something.

Governments should only kill people, not feed them.

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Interesting Times  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:41:42pm

Not just trump. The entire fucking GOPFoxBreitbartInfowars Industrial Complex owns this forever:

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majii  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:41:52pm

re: #12 The Vicious Babushka

“More economic anxiety from Trump supporters.”

What she doesn’t know while she’s talking about black females living in “Section 8” housing having weaves and better hair color jobs than she does is that black females have access to sources for these things she probably doesn’t have. There are usually some black females living in the same housing complex who make their living under the table by doing weaves, perms, hair coloring, and nails for lower prices than the residents could get if they patronized beauticians’ places of business and had their nails done at nail salons. I can’t really comment on what she said about the cars they drive being better than the one she drives, but I imagine they have car payments just as she does. Here in GA, our RW lawmakers have made it extremely difficult for one to receive public benefits without having a job.

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Kragar  Mar 16, 2017 • 8:54:03pm
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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:06:48pm

re: #112 electrotek

Toyata?

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majii  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:11:55pm

re: #93 Joe Bacon

“That motherfather looks like he’s going to tie Angela Merkel to the train tracks.”

I’m laughing here because your twitter response reminds me of old “Mighty Mouse” cartoons I watched as a kid that actually had a character named Oil Can Harry who used to tie MM’s girlfriend to train tracks, and MM would appear on scene just in time to save them.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:13:52pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

Body type remind you of anybody?

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Admittedly WHT was an accomplished (albeit flawed) statesman, who served as Solicitor General, a judge on the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals, Governor/General of the Philippines during our occupation there, a provisional Governor of Cuba, Secretary of War, President of the U.S., and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Trump’s health is worse than we thought.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:14:22pm

Making Flippy Floppy

I can’t believe it
And people are strange
Our president’s crazy
Did you hear what he said
Business and pleasure
Lie right to your face
Divide it in sections
And then give it away

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:16:08pm

Fuck Trump, all his spawn and all his hangers-on.

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electrotek  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:18:42pm

re: #122 jaunte

Toyata?

And just to fuck with him:

lol

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:20:54pm

Enjoyed the Snarky Puppy performance at Hill Auditorium tonight!

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:24:13pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Holy shit, is Geert, Milo’s long lost father? I didn’t realize how much they look alike.

I think there was a ferret in the mix also.

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electrotek  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:24:45pm

Right-wingers always claim they support Christians in the Middle East but refuse to support Hispanics who share the same family values they claim to purport.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:25:12pm

re: #111 Lidane

That’s what happens when you deal with a crazed dictator’s sycophantic party hacks rather than real diplomats. And the NORKs aren’t real smart either.

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jaunte  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:29:32pm
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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:31:08pm

re: #132 jaunte

Good for Claire!

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:36:45pm

re: #132 jaunte

To be fair

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majii  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:37:56pm

re: #132 jaunte

Luntz needs to stay off social media and stay out of sight because he helped pave the way for someone like Trump to become POTUS. I recall him being identified as the GOP’s go-to guy for crafting their BS messages, messages that were based on lies. He sold his soul for cold, hard cash a long time ago.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:41:30pm

Print these three tweets and plaster it everywhere.

This fucking intercine war in the Democrat Party — thanks for absolutely nothing, Bros and JillBots — is what will ultimately destroy the country and ground it into a nuclear wasteland.

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TedStriker  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:43:18pm

re: #134 Single-handed sailor

To be fair

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:44:27pm

re: #136 Myron Falwell

Ask them if they are still believing Russian bots?

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:47:15pm

re: #111 Lidane

Yeah, if I were living in Seoul, I’d be packing my bags and fleeing for somewhere… anywhere.

Kim Jong Un is going to annihilate South Korea and conquer it, and we’ll look like fucking morons on the world stage.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:47:35pm

re: #138 retired cynic

Ask them if they are still believing Russian bots?

They are.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:48:35pm

re: #140 Joe Bacon

They are.

El stupido. (which probably doesn’t mean anything, but my brother and I used to use it when we were kids…)

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:49:21pm
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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:51:35pm

re: #142 Anymouse

Not to mention cut his trips to Maralago to once or twice a month. Actually, it is too bad the SS can’t forbid it for security reasons.

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BeachDem  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:52:57pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Show me where it makes a fucking rat’s behind difference whether the bible says anything about wealth distribution or any fucking thing else.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 9:59:06pm

Canadians are brainwashing helpless refugee children into maniacal curling fans. The horror!!
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Instagram

A Yazidi refugee from Kurdistan laughs as he learns the sport of curling at the Royal Canadian Curling Club during an event put on by the “Together Project”, in Toronto, March 15, 2017. The refugee was learning to curl alongside 45 other resettled refugees. Some who had come to Canada just days before. The event was the brainchild of Anna Hill and the Together Project of which she’s the director. She founded the group last fall to fill a need: Government-assisted refugees lack social supports when they arrive in Canada, she said. The group’s previous outings include trips to taste maple syrup or to the Royal Ontario Museum. This was their first curling excursion. REUTERS/Mark Blinch @mblinch #canada #refugees #reutersphotos #reuters #curling #sports #toronto

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BeachDem  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:00:52pm

re: #110 Scottish Dragon

My God you all need to see this one:

This is the strength of invincible racist ignorance. They are crediting TRUMP with their Obamacare premiums.

Words fail.

Are we down to the last five or so “heartland” Trumpers who have yet to be interviewed? I anxiously await the day when we have heard from each and every one of them…
/

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:01:08pm

Remains of WW2 Pilot Returned After Seven Decades (Goes to the Tampa Bay Times)

TAMPA — Seven decades after he was shot down during World War II, Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John Donald Mumford came home Thursday night.

A flag-draped coffin holding his remains was carried out of the cargo hold of Southwest Airlines Flight 4599 from Chicago shortly after 8 p.m.

Standing on the tarmac on the chilly March night at Tampa International Airport, Mumford’s family watched the dignified transfer ceremony.

Ronald Woolums, an Air Force veteran, saluted. His brother, Lynn Woolums, held his right hand over his heart

Mumford was their uncle.

(more at the link)

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:02:45pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

Well, I snarked about this yesterday, that Tillie’s comments about North Korea would provoke a NK response, but a missile launch or a nuclear test. It may yet come to pass.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:05:25pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:06:31pm

re: #96 teleskiguy

My AP US History teacher was fond of reminding us that Taft sat on the Supreme Court.

Haha!

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:06:35pm
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Alyosha  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:06:54pm

Hahaha!

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BeachDem  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:08:31pm

re: #135 majii

Luntz needs to stay off social media and stay out of sight because he helped pave the way for someone like Trump to become POTUS. I recall him being identified as the GOP’s go-to guy for crafting their BS messages, messages that were based on lies. He sold his soul for cold, hard cash a long time ago.

And Trump has called him all sort of nasty names and called for Fox to fire him, but Frankie knows who’s buttering his bread (and his attempt to make it in Hollywood was a Yuge fail.)

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TedStriker  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:09:26pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

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re: #148 wheat-dogg

Well, I snarked about this yesterday, that Tillie’s comments about North Korea would provoke a NK response, but a missile launch or a nuclear test. It may yet come to pass.

If Li’l Kim does go for it with South Korea, say bye-bye to the global economy, with as much high-tech stuff, heavy machinery, and other major things that are designed and built in SK. The sudden decapitation of the Samsung conglomerate and destruction of its SK production facilities alone would be a big fucking disaster globally, one that everyone’s gonna be affected by.

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JordanRules  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:11:19pm

Remember to take stock of what normal is and also watch your right wing peeps continually move the decency goalposts.

Luckily I don’t have any wingers in my life but I am being vigilant about my values and making sure I don’t start accepting stuff I never would have before because we are now under an autocratic regime. It’s easy to find yourself lost in this environment.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:11:54pm

The comrades didn’t take long to pick up on Lumpy’s latest idiocy:

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TedStriker  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:13:09pm

re: #155 JordanRules

Remember to take stock of what normal is and also watch your right wing peeps continually move the decency goalposts.

Luckily I don’t have any wingers in my life but I am being vigilant about my values and making sure I don’t start accepting stuff I never would have before because we are now under an autocratic regime. It’s easy to find yourself lost in this environment.

To me, it’s real simple to be decent:

1) Don’t be a dick.

2) Try to help other people when you can and how you can.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:13:51pm

re: #137 TedStriker

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no he was referencing stories that supported meals on wheels, the formatting of that tweet sequence did not come out well in translation to LGF, his tweet was pointing down to those two tweets that wound up above his in my post. I knew I should have pointed that out when I saw it.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:13:57pm

One of the better responses to this fuckery.

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TedStriker  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:15:20pm

re: #159 goddamnedfrank

One of the better responses to this fuckery.

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I can visualize her shouting it right now…

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:15:42pm

re: #155 JordanRules

Remember to take stock of what normal is and also watch your right wing peeps continually move the decency goalposts.

Luckily I don’t have any wingers in my life but I am being vigilant about my values and making sure I don’t start accepting stuff I never would have before because we are now under an autocratic regime. It’s easy to find yourself lost in this environment.

Amy Siskind on Twitter is doing a weekly list of things that are changing. She’s through week 17 now (counting from election). It is excellent. I’m keeping them copied to my computer.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:16:34pm

Wow, I didn’t mean to post all of those. Sorry!

Edited it (and this) to fix my error.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:18:27pm

re: #157 TedStriker

To me, it’s real simple to be decent:

1) Don’t be a dick.

2) Try to help other people when you can and how you can.

Amen to that.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:18:27pm

re: #154 TedStriker

If Li’l Kim does go for it with South Korea, say bye-bye to the global economy, with as much high-tech stuff, heavy machinery, and other major things that are designed and built in SK. The sudden decapitation of the Samsung conglomerate and destruction of its SK production facilities alone would be a big fucking disaster globally, one that everyone’s gonna be affected by.

I’m not sure if NK would do anything like that, because SK, Japan and (maybe) the USA would hammer them fast and hard. Big Daddy Xi in China would not be pleased either, since SK and China are trading partners and Xi wants the “little countries” to be docile so China can run the region.

Besides, I think NK can only make one nuke a year, if that. Their access to funds has been sharply curtailed by sanctions.

But Kim is nuts, so what do I know?

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majii  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:19:51pm

re: #162 retired cynic

Don’t worry. I enjoyed reading them. Someone needs to keep a running tab of the Talking Yam’s mistakes.

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TedStriker  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:20:26pm

re: #164 wheat-dogg

I’m not sure if NK would do anything like that, because SK, Japan and (maybe) the USA would hammer them fast and hard. Big Daddy Xi in China would not be pleased either, since SK and China are trading partners and Xi wants the “little countries” to be docile so China can run the region.

Besides, I think NK can only make one nuke a year, if that. Their access to funds has been sharply curtailed by sanctions.

But Kim is nuts, so what do I know?

Well, it can be said that Li’l Kim may just be less insane than our President, so there’s that.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:24:27pm

re: #166 TedStriker

Well, it can be said that Li’l Kim may just be less insane than our President, so there’s that.

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Myron Falwell  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:26:18pm

re: #166 TedStriker

Well, it can be said that Li’l Kim may just be less insane than our President, so there’s that.

Kim endorsed Trump, which means he’s either absolutely insane, or knows that Trump is someone he can humiliate, which makes him diabolical.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:27:22pm

re: #168 Myron Falwell

Kim endorsed Trump, which means he’s either absolutely insane, or knows that Trump is someone he can humiliate, which makes him diabolical.

It had to be he feared Hillary more than DT. As did Putin.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:32:09pm

re: #164 wheat-dogg

I’m not sure if NK would do anything like that, because SK, Japan and (maybe) the USA would hammer them fast and hard. Big Daddy Xi in China would not be pleased either, since SK and China are trading partners and Xi wants the “little countries” to be docile so China can run the region.

Besides, I think NK can only make one nuke a year, if that. Their access to funds has been sharply curtailed by sanctions.

But Kim is nuts, so what do I know?

The threat to Seoul isn’t nuclear though, it’s all about conventional artillery and rockets. It’s often overstated, but very real.

The North Korean military’s most powerful tool is artillery. It cannot level Seoul as some reports have claimed, but it could do significant damage. Pyongyang risks deteriorating its forces by exposing them to return fire, however, which significantly restricts their use.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:37:57pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:38:20pm

re: #169 retired cynic

It had to be he feared Hillary more than DT. As did Putin.

I am sure most world leaders have concluded Trump can be easily manipulated with a compliment or criticism as need be. And I doubt Australia’s PM will be calling him directly any time soon.

To be honest, I am worried about Xi’s visit next month, because the WH has announced Xi and Trump will meet at Emolu-Lago. Security there is so lax that an internationally embarrassing breach could happen. A lesser worry is Trump insisting Xi go golfing with him. The Chinese Communist Party has deemed golf an overly bourgeois activity not fitting for loyal members of the party. If Xi accepts, he contradicts the Party line. If he refuses, he would be forced to stay inside with Trump for hours on end with nothing to do.

Naturally, there is a boom market in new golf courses in China, because rich guys could give a shit what the Party says.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:40:07pm

re: #172 wheat-dogg

I cannot, on this earth, imagine a visit with DT on any terms whatsoever.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:42:27pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:43:48pm

re: #173 retired cynic

I cannot, on this earth, imagine a visit with DT on any terms whatsoever.

Not sure if Xi drinks, but a couple of shots of baijiu would probably make meeting with Trump bearable.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:44:29pm

re: #175 wheat-dogg

Not sure if Xi drinks, but a couple of shots of baijiu would probably make meeting with Trump bearable.

And what is that, she said, as she sipped her Jack.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:45:39pm

re: #174 goddamnedfrank

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:45:46pm

re: #174 goddamnedfrank

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:46:49pm

re: #176 retired cynic

And what is that, she said, as she sipped her Jack.

Baijiu is Chinese firewater, made with a variety of grains like sorghum and rice. It’s usually between 90-120 proof.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:47:19pm
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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:47:34pm

re: #179 wheat-dogg

Baijiu is Chinese firewater, made with a variety of grains like sorghum and rice. It’s usually between 90-120 proof.

Yow. Well, I’d give it a try, rather than face DT.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:48:46pm

re: #181 retired cynic

Yow. Well, I’d give it a try, rather than face DT.

I think the only baijiu sold in the USA right now is Moutai brand.

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:50:51pm

re: #182 wheat-dogg

I think the only baijiu sold in the USA right now is Moutai brand.

The odds of my finding that in my neck of the boonies are only slightly better than my meeting DT. For which all be grateful.

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:52:30pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:55:48pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

I don’t really feel anything when I see stuff like this, except maybe sadness that someone can be so starved for attention that they stake their artistic reputation on producing something so uninteresting and intellectually lazy.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:57:45pm

Slacktivist rewrote his article on conservatives supposedly caring about homeless veterans any time disaster X occurs in country Y with zero-sum arguments why we should be helping our homeless vets rather than someone else.

patheos.com

It includes more recent issues such as initiatives under the Obama Administration reducing vet homelessness by about 50% and the granny-starvers that want to end Meals-on-Wheels (which helps disabled vets - from becoming homeless disabled vets).

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:57:52pm

re: #183 retired cynic

The odds of my finding that in my neck of the boonies are only slightly better than my meeting DT. For which all be grateful.

Yeah, I doubt I’ll ever have the chance to meet Trump either. Thank the dogs.

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JordanRules  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:58:03pm

re: #161 retired cynic

Thanks for highlighting this!

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William Lewis  Mar 16, 2017 • 10:58:30pm

re: #179 wheat-dogg

Baijiu is Chinese firewater, made with a variety of grains like sorghum and rice. It’s usually between 90-120 proof.

Are there any good brands or is it all instant violent hangover like shochu in Japan?

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:00:28pm

in re: Fuckface Von Clownstick’s Muslim ban, his campaign promise to ban all Muslim immigration is still on his website. He’s just trying to keep a campaign promise, with predictably disastrous results.

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Arkansawyer  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:03:03pm

Lo, and Free Market Jesus said unto those gathered before him

“Let those who have prospered, as the weed does without plan or purpose, reap that which they believe is theirs. For they haven’t tended the garden, but do they not deserve a share none the less? These blessed and bootstrapped souls, so forsaken, continue to plod forward upon trust and hedge funds. Do they not deserve to reap the fruits of not their labor? Blessed are the beneficiaries, for they shall be called the children of god.”

Arkansawyer 1:1

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retired cynic  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:05:15pm

re: #190 teleskiguy

in re: Fuckface Von Clownstick’s Muslim ban, his campaign promise to ban all Muslim immigration is still on his website. He’s just trying to keep a campaign promise, with predictably disastrous results.

Let him keep trying; it keeps him occupied. Except that it terrifies people and makes the rest of us look bad.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:06:30pm

re: #189 William Lewis

Are there any good brands or is it all instant violent hangover like shochu in Japan?

There are some good brands, but to get drinkable baijiu you need to part with serious money, like $100 for a 750ml bottle. High end stuff is a little sweet and very smooth, and will get you drunker than shit in no time. Low end stuff is harsh and will also get you drunk fast, but the morning after is murder.

I tried shochu once in Japan, and decided against it. Sake, though, was good.

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:06:45pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:10:09pm

Off to teach young minds. BBL

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JordanRules  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:11:48pm

re: #186 Anymouse

One hope I have is that some really amazing people rise to the challenge facing our nation and are able to make authentic connections with some of the groups most likely to be hurt by this Admin and also most likely to have enabled (and voted for) it.

Vets, Coal Country folks, Law Enforcement, Union peeps, Religious people and Rural populations, for example. There is an opportunity and moral messenger vacuum there.

But make no mistake, this wave cannot ignore racism, sexism and other civil rights issues or we’re just buying one election and not a true future. The message has to be tough, true and grown up! It cannot dismiss me, history, and what truly makes America great!

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:15:25pm

re: #192 retired cynic

Except that it terrifies people and makes the rest of us look bad.

I hear on social media from friends of mine abroad, and they all say to me WTF?!? and I’m all like IDK! and then I say “I’m surrounded by idiots.”

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:18:26pm

re: #197 teleskiguy

I hear on social media from friends of mine abroad, and they all say to me WTF?!? and I’m all like IDK! and then I say “I’m surrounded by idiots.”

I’ve been saying that for decades, but nobody listened….

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teleskiguy  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:20:51pm

Instagram

Riding out from #rabbitearspass after a close look climbing up under the north face aspect. Very cool rock formation. Thanks Scott for letting me take your sled for a ride. Mike and I had a blast…full gas. @steamboatsprings

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:22:27pm
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JordanRules  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:23:47pm

re: #199 teleskiguy

Have mercy that’s gorgeous!

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Anymouse  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:32:54pm

re: #196 JordanRules

One hope I have is that some really amazing people rise to the challenge facing our nation and are able to make authentic connections with some of the groups most likely to be hurt by this Admin and also most likely to have enabled (and voted for) it.

Vets, Coal Country folks, Law Enforcement, Union peeps, Religious people and Rural populations, for example. There is an opportunity and moral messenger vacuum there.

But make no mistake, this wave cannot ignore racism, sexism and other civil rights issues or we’re just buying one election and not a true future. The message has to be tough, true and grown up! It cannot dismiss me, history, and what truly makes America great!

I agree entirely. Civil rights, racism, sexism and other such issues are not negotiable. Those issues are core principles of what it is to be a liberal.

It’s been noticed in my town that over the last few years fewer coal trains come east through town. (Wyoming is coal country as well.) Given the opportunity, I have explained what’s really killing coal (technology has rendered it obsolete as a fuel source at any price). It is not foreigners taking jobs or other such nonsense.

The inevitable question comes along “well, what to do about it?” The answer would be to elect politicians that want to promote new technologies.

The problem is getting the question in the first place. (That would apply to any of the issues you brought up as well.) Others have pulled themselves out of extremist hatred and changed (Shirley Roper-Phelps comes to mind), but they have to be interested first (and she had a lot less to work with in her insular world at Westboro Baptist).

The refugee issue is particularly interesting here. Nebraska is very conservative, yet per capita it has the highest number of refugees from other nations. (Lots of room here.) The state government put up some argument over the original quest to ban Syrian refugees under President Obama but got pushed into dropping that argument by the people who live here.

It isn’t a hopeless fight, but it will take a long time to change minds. Propaganda’s a helluva drug and the GOP has been at it for my whole life. It can’t be overturned until someone tries though.

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Kragar  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:34:30pm

Mariner’s Revenge Song (Lyrics!) -The Decemberists

We are two mariners
Our ship’s sole survivors
In this belly of a whale
It’s ribs are ceiling beams
It’s guts are carpeting
I guess we have some time to kill…

You may not remember me
I was a child of three
And you, a lad of eighteen
But, I remember you
And I will relate to you
How our histories interweave…

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 16, 2017 • 11:42:00pm

re: #203 Kragar

How can I not up-ding a sea shanty?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:02:58am

re: #10 Barefoot Grin

My very Christian mother has spent a lot of time and gas doing volunteer work for MoW.

and that is the point, for a small government contribution, it garners millions of dollars’ worth of volunteer support.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:06:13am

re: #16 HappyWarrior

It’s okay for them to bitch at black people but we’re doing “class warfare” if we point out that many CEOs make bonuses far more than the median income.in this country. These fucking people.

Our definition of “individual freedom” has come to mean “the right of individuals and families with limited incomes to bargain one-on-one for terms of employment, insurance coverage or financial services with companies whose CEO’s make more in one year than most people will make in a lifetime”.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:07:54am

re: #204 Single-handed sailor

How can I not up-ding a sea shanty?

Well, then:
chicagomaritimefestival.org

(The rotund dude a few over from the left in the hat at the top of the page is my step-father)

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:13:56am

Some rando from Finland.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:22:19am

re: #202 Anymouse

It’s been noticed in my town that over the last few years fewer coal trains come east through town. (Wyoming is coal country as well.) Given the opportunity, I have explained what’s really killing coal (technology has rendered it obsolete as a fuel source at any price). It is not foreigners taking jobs or other such nonsense.

Coal is symbolic. It stands for well-paid jobs with benefits for poorly educated white people. That is the promise that DT got elected on.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:24:54am

re: #208 teleskiguy

I doubt Trump would even make it more than a couple of kilometers on a mountain bike. The shape he’s in? LOLOL

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:24:59am

wonkville.net
Donald Trump’s Budget: It’s Got What Plants Crave

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:31:33am

re: #210 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Coal is symbolic. It stands for well-paid jobs with benefits for poorly educated white people. That is the promise that DT got elected on.

If we’re going for the education angle, there are a lot of jobs in renewable energy fields that don’t require a whole lot of education either.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:33:55am

re: #213 Anymouse

If we’re going for the education angle, there are a lot of jobs in renewable energy fields that don’t require a whole lot of education either.

But solar is for west coast elites. White people want to get dirty to prove how hard they have worked.

Really, it is all about symbolism and appealing to a certain mindset for whom solar or renewable is just “too liberal”

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:40:39am

wonkville.net
Baseball and Apple Pi

The Colorado Rockies lined up in their uniforms, with their numbers in the same order as pi.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:45:04am

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

I hated GWB as President, I think he was a disaster. Nonetheless, there’s things like GWB the mountain biker that allows him as a human being to hold on to a thread of humanity in my mind. It’s tenuous, at best. But goddamn, I’d rather GWB were running the show right now than Fuckface Von Clownstick.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:46:36am

re: #216 teleskiguy

I hated GWB as President, I think he was a disaster. Nonetheless, there’s things like GWB the mountain biker that allows him as a human being to hold on to a thread of humanity in my mind. It’s tenuous, at best. But goddamn, I’d rather GWB were running the show right now than Fuckface Von Clownstick.

There were even points on which I agreed with GWB: like immigration reform and the need to work with the Muslim world against terrorism instead of conflating and equating the two.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:46:52am

re: #215 Anymouse

wonkville.net
Baseball and Apple Pi

The Colorado Rockies lined up in their uniforms, with their numbers in the same order as pi.

and photoshop

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:47:01am

re: #215 Anymouse

wonkville.net
Baseball and Apple Pi

The Colorado Rockies lined up in their uniforms, with their numbers in the same order as pi.

Oh yeah! Got all kinds of play in my Twitter and Facebook when it happened. I’m not into professional sports, but this was cool, and I hope it affords the Rockies a good season.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:48:49am

mypalmbeachpost.com

Palm Beach County Commission considering reclassifying Mar-a-Lago as a “municipal service benefit unit.”

The objective is to apply a tax to Mar-a-Lago to recoup some of the losses Palm Beach County has to expend for Mr. Trump’s weekend jaunts to West Palm Beach.

In mid-February, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw estimated that the cost of providing help during Trump visits had reached about $1.4 million.

An analysis provided by PBSO on Tuesday, which included non-overtime costs for Trump’s three trips in February and the one earlier this month, included about $570,000 in costs.

County Commissioner Mary Lou Berger said she, Bradshaw and Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron recently held a conference call with officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service, the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make the case for reimbursement.

“I was very firm and to the point that we expected this money to be reimbursed, that it shouldn’t be this difficult for them to figure out,” Bradshaw said in describing the call.

Berger said she was discouraged.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:49:20am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There were even points on which I agreed with GWB: like immigration reform and the need to work with the Muslim world against terrorism instead of conflating and equating the two.

He also was instrumental in appropriating more federal funds than any other administration to fight AIDS in Africa.

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teleskiguy  Mar 17, 2017 • 1:00:50am
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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 1:08:40am

re: #217 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There were even points on which I agreed with GWB: like immigration reform and the need to work with the Muslim world against terrorism instead of conflating and equating the two.

Right after 9/11, had the US president engaged in demagoguery vs. Muslims I’m sure we would have had at least lynchings of Muslims and possibly even full scale anti-Muslim pogroms. To his great credit, W Bush did not go down that dark path.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 1:15:38am

re: #223 EPR-radar

Right after 9/11, had the US president engaged in demagoguery vs. Muslims I’m sure we would have had at least lynchings of Muslims and possibly even full scale anti-Muslim pogroms. To his great credit, W Bush did not go down that dark path.

He had some redeeming features. I find none in our current President.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 1:42:30am

wonkette.com
John McCain and Rand Paul Are Fighting Like Meow Hiss Grrr Argh

The issue? Montenegro is being considered to join NATO. Virtually no senator opposes this on either side of the aisle. Paul does however, because money libertarianism whatever.

McCain accused him of being in the pocket of the Russians (Russia doesn’t want Montenegro in NATO). Paul objected then promptly left the Senate, after which McCain called into question Paul’s reasoning for objecting at all.

(Note the comity of the Senate rules here: It’s OK if you’re a Republican. McCain basically called Paul a Russian stooge in the Senate and no objection from Mitch McConnell. Elizabeth Warren tries to read a letter from Coretta Scott King, she gets shut down.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 1:50:03am

The Satanic Temple is trolling the Texas town of Springtown, which changed its school’s corporal punishment rules to allow middle-aged male administrators spank teenage girls.

protectchildrenproject.com

The link is to a project advanced by the Satanic Temple, which reminds people that they can register in any state that has corporal punishment that school’s spanking your children is a violation of your (and their) religious rights.

They also put up a trolling billboard in the town (pictured at the site) reminding children and teenagers of their religious right not to be spanked.

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Jay C  Mar 17, 2017 • 2:10:12am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But solar is for west coast elites. White people want to get dirty to prove how hard they have worked.

Really, it is all about symbolism and appealing to a certain mindset for whom solar or renewable is just “too liberal”

This.

With the added bonus that pushing the use of coal provides another handy opportunity to bash the entire fundamental notion of “environmentalism” as Un-American DFH anti-business “elitism”. Which has to be done away with in the name of “jobs!” ( corporate profits, actually, but who’s counting?)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 2:55:43am

re: #227 Jay C

This.

With the added bonus that pushing the use of coal provides another handy opportunity to bash the entire fundamental notion of “environmentalism” as Un-American DFH anti-business “elitism”. Which has to be done away with in the name of “jobs!” ( corporate profits, actually, but who’s counting?)

yes, renewables are too decentralized to be controlled by a large industry with a lobby

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 2:56:47am

re: #227 Jay C

This.

With the added bonus that pushing the use of coal provides another handy opportunity to bash the entire fundamental notion of “environmentalism” as Un-American DFH anti-business “elitism”. Which has to be done away with in the name of “jobs!” ( corporate profits, actually, but who’s counting?)

Interestingly though, renewable energy usage doesn’t seem to be weighted by “coastal liberal elites”

energy.gov (map of USA and each state’s mix by percentage of renewable energy sources: hydro, solar, wind)

For example, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are all under under 20%, Vermont is between 20 and 40%, &c.

Red states like Idaho, South Dakota, and Iowa are in the 80-100 bracket, while my own (Nebraska) is in the 60-80% range.

In the Intermountain West, regardless of the state’s political makeup, they are all under 20% except western Nebraska.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 2:58:04am

re: #225 Anymouse

wonkette.com
John McCain and Rand Paul Are Fighting Like Meow Hiss Grrr Argh

I actually have to agree with RP on this one issue: Why does NATO even need to exist, much less expand? The Warsaw Pact, which it was designed to counter, was disbanded decades ago.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:00:22am

re: #229 Anymouse

Interestingly though, renewable energy usage doesn’t seem to be weighted by “coastal liberal elites”

It is not about objective facts, it is about subjective impressions. Environmentalists are presented to us as extremists who want us all to live in lean-tos and wipe our butts with leaves.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:02:50am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I actually have to agree with RP on this one issue: Why does NATO even need to exist, much less expand? The Warsaw Pact, which it was designed to counter, was disbanded decades ago.

NATO exists as a mutual defence pact for its member nations. While the Warsaw Pact was its perceived principal rival, the Atlantic Alliance is a mutual defence pact against any nation’s depredations against member states.

Moreover, Russia is hardly friendly now that the Warsaw Pact is defunct. Note in places like Ukraine and Georgia they continue to make military moves.

Any rogue state could trigger Article V of the Atlantic Alliance. An example might be North Korea attacking a member state’s naval forces (the UK or USA for instance).

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:08:57am

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is not about objective facts, it is about subjective impressions. Environmentalists are presented to us as extremists who want us all to live in lean-tos and wipe our butts with leaves.

Well, there’s that. On the other hand, it was interesting to see Jane Kleeb put together a coalition here of ranchers, farmers, hunters, fishers, environmental groups, &c - all to fight off the Keystone XL in the state supreme court. (Bold Nebraska won on the argument the Unicameral ignored the state constitution in approving a route.)

For all of Mr. Trump’s bluster about approving the Keystone XL, he’ll still have to go through Nebraska, which still will not approve any route. Anything resembling a pipeline route would require eminent domain (which is really frowned upon by conservative ranchers and farmers that make up the base of the GOP voters for our state legislature).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:10:05am

re: #233 Anymouse

For all of Mr. Trump’s bluster about approving the Keystone XL, he’ll still have to go through Nebraska, which is white people’s land

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:12:45am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

which is white people’s land

The proposed route also went through the state Ponca native reservation.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:23:46am

Knoxville woman dies of epileptic seizure after government benefits stopped.

wate.com

With epilepsy myself (treated by the VA), it would seem the government is out to kill us.

Amy Schnelle, 31, died of an epileptic seizure on February 17. She died less than half a year after the government cut her benefits, including medication.

To her friends and family, Amy Schnelle, a former factory worker, was kind, fun loving and vivacious. She battled with epilepsy most of her life.

On disability for several years, Amy Schnelle was receiving powerful anti-seizure drugs and had been seizure free since 2015. Then the United States Social Security Administration threw her a curve ball in September 2016 when they informed her she was no longer sick.

Between states using my epilepsy medication for the death penalty (which is manufactured in Denmark and which nation is considering stopping sales to the USA because of its use to kill people) and Republicans that simply want to kill me, I’m beginning to think that “compassionate conservatism” is mostly propaganda /s.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:30:26am

re: #236 Anymouse

Between states using my epilepsy medication for the death penalty (which is manufactured in Denmark and which nation is considering stopping sales to the USA because of its use to kill people) and Republicans that simply want to kill me, I’m beginning to think that “compassionate conservatism” is mostly propaganda /s.

Tea Party Crowd Cheers ‘Let Him Die’ @ GOP Debate

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:46:28am

re: #237 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Between states using my epilepsy medication for the death penalty (which is manufactured in Denmark and which nation is considering stopping sales to the USA because of its use to kill people) and Republicans that simply want to kill me, I’m beginning to think that “compassionate conservatism” is mostly propaganda /s.

Tea Party Crowd Cheers ‘Let Him Die’ @ GOP Debate

Ah, Ron Paul. Compassionate libertarian.

I really wonder if my medications (which now are like pulling teeth with a pair of pliers to get) become impossible to obtain between the DEA and pro-life conservatives wanting to kill people with said-same drugs, if I can use that as a reason to obtain political asylum elsewhere.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:50:27am

re: #238 Anymouse

Ah, Ron Paul. Compassionate libertarian.

I really wonder if my medications (which now are like pulling teeth with a pair of pliers to get) become impossible to obtain between the DEA and pro-life conservatives wanting to kill people with said-same drugs, if I can use that as a reason to obtain political asylum elsewhere.

And people wonder why prescription drugs are sold on the darkweb.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:50:31am

Morning All

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:52:31am

I would note that the very first groups the Nazis went after were the disabled, elderly, and epileptics, using the very drug I use to control my seizures.

It wasn’t out of nowhere that Virginia and Oklahoma decided to execute prisoners with Phenobarbital. That particular bit of information comes from the Nazi Aktion T4 programme.

Because I (once again thanks to the voters) live in a death penalty state, I have to sign affidavits stating I will not transfer my medications to the state, and am limited to a thirty-day supply. (It is really difficult to get more than that for something like a vacation.)

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 3:52:31am

Scotland keeping pressure on the UK gov’t over Brexit:

An independent Scotland could abandon sterling union - Salmond tells FT

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:02:20am

re: #242 freetoken

Scotland keeping pressure on the UK gov’t over Brexit:

An independent Scotland could abandon sterling union - Salmond tells FT

There is such a thing as a Scottish Pound, the Bank of Scotland, The Royal Bank and the Clydesdale Bank all issue their own notes, which are legal tender in Scotland but not “abroad”.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:02:24am

I’ve got a young Christian Bernie Bro who voted for Trump in my Twitter feed right now. Probably the dumbest motherfucker imaginable.

It devolves from there.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:04:48am

America 2017, land of magickal thinkers:

The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

[…]

The eclipse will also, for many people of faith, be evidence of God’s majesty - and even, to a few, a harbinger of the coming end of the world.

“I don’t think it’s an accident that God put us human beings here on Earth where we can actually see total solar eclipses. I think God wants us to make these discoveries,” said Hugh Ross, who is both an astronomer and a minister. “I would argue that God on purpose made the universe beautiful, and one of the beauties is a solar eclipse.”

Ross will be leading a trip to watch the eclipse for about 80 people interested in finding spirituality in science. They’ll travel down a dirt road into a field in eastern Oregon, where they will wait for the sun to be blotted out. Across the country, other church groups will do the same.

[…]

Nowhere in this WaPo syndicated column does the author reveal that Hugh Ross runs a creationist outfit, one of the better known ones, the OEC Reasons To Believe.

The article says Ross is an astronomer, but he’s spent most of his life running a creationism outfit.

Further in the article:

[Gary] Ray, a writer for the evangelical Christian publication Unsealed, views this eclipse as one of several astronomical signs that the day when Christians will be whisked away from the Earth is fast approaching.

[…]

This is America, still stuck in dark-ages thinking.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:11:29am

re: #243 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is such a thing as a Scottis, the Bank of Scotland, The Royal Bank and the Clydesdale Bank all issue their own notes, which are legal tender in Scotland but not “abroad”.

When I was stationed in Spain, I used to regularly drive to Gibraltar.

In Gibraltar, there were three pounds that circulated as currency: Scottish, English, and Gibraltarian.

Gibraltar’s money is worthless outside Gibraltar. Spanish banks would look sideways at Scottish pounds if you attempted to exchange them for pesetas (I was stationed in Spain before it joined the Eurozone).

Smarter Americans shopping in Gibraltar would insist on receiving any change for a purchase in English Pounds (to ensure convertibility to other currencies).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:13:16am

re: #246 Anymouse

When I was stationed in Spain, I used to regularly drive to Gibraltar.

In Gibraltar, there were three pounds that circulated as currency: Scottish, English, and Gibraltarian.

Gibraltar’s money is worthless outside Gibraltar. Spanish banks would look sideways at Scottish pounds if you attempted to exchange them for pesetas (I was stationed in Spain before it joined the Eurozone).

Smarter Americans shopping in Gibraltar would insist on receiving any change for a purchase in English Pounds (to ensure convertibility to other currencies).

My ex tells me that she once went to Poland with Scottish Pounds and was unable to change them. Fortunately, she was able to swap British Pounds with someone on his way back to Scotland.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:14:46am

re: #245 freetoken

I live on the path of the total eclipse (yay me). I am not interested in any so-called religious significance to the moon blotting out the sun for a minute or two.

I can skip all the religious nonsense and marvel instead on the concept of orbital mechanics (no gods required).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:16:00am

re: #248 Anymouse

I live on the path of the total eclipse (yay me). I am not interested in any so-called religious significance to the moon blotting out the sun for a minute or two.

I can skip all the religious nonsense and marvel instead on the concept of orbital mechanics (no gods required).

Teach the Controversy!!!

btw, it is a Giant Sky Meatball blocking out the sun.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:19:54am

NSA H.R. McMaster has apologized to the UK for Sean Spicer’s accusation that Britain spied on Trump for Obama, at least according to The Sun, quoting intelligence sources.

thesun.co.uk

ADDENDUM: The Telegraph corroborates the story, adding that Spicer has also formally apologized.

telegraph.co.uk

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:23:09am

re: #250 wheat-dogg

NSA H.R. McMaster has apologized to the UK for Sean Spicer’s accusation that Britain spied on Trump for Obama, at least according to The Sun, quoting intelligence sources.

thesun.co.uk

I hadn’t heard that Nazi Spice made such an accusation.

I am embarrassed for our country. I hope our allies will forgive us after we oust this incompetent nonsense from our government.

re: #249 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Teach the Controversy!!!

btw, it is a Giant Sky Meatball blocking out the sun.

So the Flying Spaghetti Monster is responsible for this. Perhaps he will reach down with his noodly appendage during the eclipse and touch us all on the path of the eclipse with knowledge and reason …

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:34:27am

re: #251 Anymouse

So the Flying Spaghetti Monster is responsible for this. Perhaps he will reach down with his noodly appendage during the eclipse and touch us all on the path of the eclipse with knowledge and reason …

May he sprinkle us with the Grated Parmesan of Divine Bliss!!!

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:43:19am

re: #251 Anymouse

I hadn’t heard that Nazi Spice made such an accusation.

I am embarrassed for our country. I hope our allies will forgive us after we oust this incompetent nonsense from our government.

Spicer was parroting some nonsense Andrew Napolitano said on Fox Nooz. You know, the official news and intelligence source of the Trump Regime.

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Anymouse  Mar 17, 2017 • 4:47:24am

The newspaper deliveryman (my next-door neighbour) came by so I was chatting with him for a few minutes (he is suffering from Trump regret but that’s another story).

I asked him to watch Felix Randomkitty while I am at the state water system operator school at the end of the month. (The vet said Felix could skip a day or two of insulin without any significant problems.)

We used to ask him on a regular basis (and paid him) to watch our cat when we went on long trips but have not done that since Felix’s diabetes diagnosis (he doesn’t want to deal with injections - I don’t really blame him).

Since we also pay him when he comes to our house to watch our cat, it is a minor income stream he hasn’t had lately.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:08:12am

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jeffreyw  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:13:28am

Imgur
Good morning!

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:14:57am

Saint Patrick’s Day: The day millions of Americans celebrate their claimed Irish Catholic heritage by drinking Guinness, a company which discriminated against Catholics for over a century.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:47:43am

re: #99 Belafon

I’m just so tired of these people acting like God somehow gives them the authority to be assholes.

I was thinking about this, the idea that the Bible doesn’t say “enact a progressive tax system” and therefore we it’s un-Christian. How do you think Jesus will react if your answer to his question of “Why didn’t you take care of the least of these?” is “Well, it would have required a secular government and you never said we could do that”?

By the way, I also cannot find in the Bible the proper way to fix the compass on my cell phone.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:53:20am

Anymouse, let me know when you get to the Powerpuff Girl’s episode where they meet Him (one of the best villains ever) in the future.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 5:54:02am

re: #258 Belafon

I was thinking about this, the idea that the Bible doesn’t say “enact a progressive tax system” …

Our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to understand that the Bible can be the basis for a personal moral code but it is not written or even intended as a document on which a nation or a society can be founded.

Our current VP would disagree, as would a large share of his party.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:01:56am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:13:09am

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

I’ve got a young Christian Bernie Bro who voted for Trump in my Twitter feed right now. Probably the dumbest motherfucker imaginable.

It devolves from there.

So, the Christian Bernie Bro who wanted socialism is pretty happy with the austerity, granny-starving, defense boosting budget put forward by DT’s Freedom Caucus OMB Director?

/

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:14:53am

Anyone remember the “Obama Apology Tour”? Man. Good times.

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Henny Penny  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:18:36am

If you are ever surrounded by a group of blood-thirsty clowns, with murderous intent in their eyes, go for the juggler.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:21:21am

re: #261 Timothy Watson

Richard Greer is a 99-year-old WWII veteran who lives in Abingdon. He gets Meals on Wheels. Is taking those away “America First”?

We can’t ask coal miners and single moms to pay for veterans’ care…

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Henny Penny  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:22:29am

Dental hygienist busted for biting husband during sex.

nypost.com

Yes it is Florida.

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I cannot.  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:26:32am

re: #266 Henny Penny

She made an impression on him?

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:28:52am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We can’t ask coal miners and single moms to pay for veterans’ care…

And that was the real purpose of this budget, to attempt to further separate poor whites from minorities.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:29:14am

re: #267 I cannot.

She made an impression on him?

We have a winner!

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Sir John Barron  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:38:01am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We can’t ask coal miners and single moms to pay for veterans’ care…

Why are we trying to keep 99-year old people alive anyway?

////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:39:06am

re: #270 Sir John Barron

Why are we trying to keep 99-year old people alive anyway?

////

I thought old soldiers were supposed to fade away…

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:39:07am

re: #270 Sir John Barron

Why are we trying to keep 99-year old people alive anyway?

////

They probably vote Republican?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:40:10am

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

I doubt Trump would even make it more than a couple of kilometers on a mountain bike. The shape he’s in? LOLOL

You kidding. He can’t even RIDE a bike. He never learned.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:44:13am

re: #248 Anymouse

I live on the path of the total eclipse (yay me). I am not interested in any so-called religious significance to the moon blotting out the sun for a minute or two.

I can skip all the religious nonsense and marvel instead on the concept of orbital mechanics (no gods required).

The wife and I are heading out to Oregon to watch the eclipse, since we don’t feel like waiting around until 2024 to view the next one.

Now it looks like we’ll need to keep an eye peeled for roving mobs of god-botherers. Great.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:54:43am

Churn… churn… churn… at least on domestic policy, I suspect that the Trump/Bannon agenda now gets stuck in the clogged up Congress.

But, perhaps even more worryingly, we are seeing international affairs showing some uncomfortable cracks.

NK is probably way beyond the scope of Tillerson/Trump.
Russia can pull strings galore in the Trump Tzaria.
Complex multi-national agreements are targets of being trashed.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:56:33am

re: #71 Charles Johnson

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:57:28am

re: #250 wheat-dogg

NSA H.R. McMaster has apologized to the UK for Sean Spicer’s accusation that Britain spied on Trump for Obama, at least according to The Sun, quoting intelligence sources.

thesun.co.uk

ADDENDUM: The Telegraph corroborates the story, adding that Spicer has also formally apologized.

telegraph.co.uk

Add CNN to the news agencies reporting this:
cnn.com

The British government has forced the Trump White House to disavow Sean Hannity’s outright lie that Spicer decided to run with on his insane rant yesterday. Any news whether Hannity, Alex Jones and Dim Hoft are doubling down on their claims even though they have been called out as liars?

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:57:41am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

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Low energy! Sad!

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 6:58:46am

re: #278 Timothy Watson

Low energy! Sad!

Among the new administration, good ol’ Rex looks the most like he’s in a perpetual state of “What the fuck have I gotten myself into?”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:00:13am

re: #279 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Among the new administration, good ol’ Rex looks the most like he’s in a perpetual state of “What the fuck have I gotten myself into?”

“Who am I? What am I doing here?”

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:01:58am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

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I hope that this isn’t a case of Trump and Bannon pulling Tillerson out of South Korea because they have decided that they want to let the nukes fly.

This is a very real possibility.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:04:22am

re: #71 Charles Johnson

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So Trump is really going into to start an unnecessary war with NK? Alright then.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:04:28am

re: #261 Timothy Watson

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And that’s why you know I’ll gladly support Northam if he wins the nomination. Stewart, Gillespie, and Wagner don’t give a fuck but Perriello and Northam do.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:05:34am

….[Delelted]

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:05:56am

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

I’ve got a young Christian Bernie Bro who voted for Trump in my Twitter feed right now. Probably the dumbest motherfucker imaginable.

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It devolves from there.

He votes for Trump and he accuses the DNC of being fake progressives? Doesn’t work that way champ. And I have to say as much as I’ve come to dislike Sanders, he’s probably as upset at the MOW cut too. I guess people like this dickhead just wanted the free tuition and fuck everyone else.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:06:29am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

That’s a North Korean soldier snapping the camera in the window. At least, that’s what the caption says. Tight security, eh?

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:07:31am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

Probably not his body so much as “This is hard, and it makes my head hurt.” All Tillerson wanted to do was get Exxon the go ahead to drill in Russia.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:07:36am

re: #284 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Orange men, FTW.

Hey now.*
*Says the guy with Ulster and Connemara ancestry

Anyhow, at least Guinness. Better to have a Guinness today than to have green colored Bud Light and proclaim it Irish.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:10:30am

re: #286 wheat-dogg

That’s a North Korean soldier snapping the camera in the window. At least, that’s what the caption says. Tight security, eh?

They were at that “truce village”, they might not be able to restrict DPRK access.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:11:29am

re: #71 Charles Johnson

Everything is fine…..

/

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wheat-dogg  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:12:05am

re: #289 Timothy Watson

They were at that “truce village”, they might not be able to restrict DPRK access.

True, but the photo speaks a thousand words.

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KingKenrod  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:12:09am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

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No stamina! Boss ain’t gonna like that…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:12:56am

re: #292 KingKenrod

No stamina! Boss ain’t gonna like that…

The Deep State got to him deeply…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:15:32am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Hey now.*
*Says the guy with Ulster and Connemara ancestry

Anyhow, at least Guinness. Better to have a Guinness today than to have green colored Bud Light and proclaim it Irish.

I deleted it because I actually do have a desire for Irish independence. I actually lived in Cheltenham (Dad was a spook and was a cheif liaison officer at GCHQ) for three years during The Troubles. I have an issue with militant Irish Catholics, but not with the end product goal. I regret the post, hence the deletion.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:19:00am

re: #288 HappyWarrior

Anyhow, at least Guinness. Better to have a Guinness today than to have green colored Bud Light and proclaim it Irish.

This is total truth. There are a couple of bars that you can get a proper pint of Guiness at in DC, many are not a good pint, though.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:22:41am

re: #294 Colère Tueur de Lapin

I deleted it because I actually do have a desire for Irish independence. I actually lived in Cheltenham (Dad was a spook and was a cheif liaison officer at GCHQ) for three years during The Troubles. I have an issue with militant Irish Catholics, but not with the end product goal. I regret the post, hence the deletion.

Oh, I was just busting on you playfully. No need to apologize.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:23:39am

re: #295 Colère Tueur de Lapin

This is total truth. There are a couple of bars that you can get a proper pint of Guiness at in DC, many are not a good pint, though.

Yeah the Guinness is better in Ireland than it is in D.C.. I studied in Galway for a month and spent sometime in Dublin two summers back.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:33:07am

Good pint of Guinness = 20 oz, fresh beer, clean lines. Nothing else matters. Guinness tastes better in Dublin because you are in Dublin

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:34:18am

re: #298 BlueSpotinAL

Good pint of Guinness = 20 oz, fresh beer, clean lines. Nothing else matters. Guinness tastes better in Dublin because you are in Dublin

I only enjoy a whiskey when I am in Scotland, and then it has to be in a bothy inn with a peat fire, after hiking out in the moors all day.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:35:56am

re: #299 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I only enjoy a whiskey when I am in Scotland, and then it has to be in a bothy inn with a peat fire, after hiking out in the moors all day.

You have whisky in Scotland, whiskey in Ireland. :Pedant mode on :).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:36:47am

re: #300 HappyWarrior

You have whisky in Scotland, whiskey in Ireland. :Pedant mode on :).

I knew there was a difference but did not bother to cheque

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:37:37am

re: #298 BlueSpotinAL

Good pint of Guinness = 20 oz, fresh beer, clean lines. Nothing else matters. Guinness tastes better in Dublin because you are in Dublin

Ireland as a whole I’d say. I very much did enjoy my complimentary Guinness at the tour’s conclusion at the Gravity Bar. I’d do that tour again if I ever go back to Dublin. I really want to go back to Ireland since I have a general idea where in Ireland my family came from now. It would be like looking for a needle in a stack of needles in a haystack trying to find cousins. My last Irish relations left years ago.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:38:26am

re: #301 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I knew there was a difference but did not bother to cheque

Yeah, Americans and the Irish spell it whiskey, the Scots spell it whisky.

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b.d.  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:43:02am

re: #276 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Diplomacy hasn’t failed; Rex’s shitty old body has:

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LOW ENERGY! NO STRENGTH OR STAMINA! HE HAS TO GO AND SLEEP FOR 6 DAYS NOW!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:43:11am

reuters.com
Why should miners be expected to pay for programs that help miners. //

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:45:26am

re: #245 freetoken

America 2017, land of magickal thinkers:

The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

Nowhere in this WaPo syndicated column does the author reveal that Hugh Ross runs a creationist outfit, one of the better known ones, the OEC Reasons To Believe.

The article says Ross is an astronomer, but he’s spent most of his life running a creationism outfit.

Further in the article:

This is America, still stuck in dark-ages thinking.

So, will they sacrifice some poor schmuck to the sacred sun-disk?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:51:20am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

By the way, if your browser uses Control-T to open a new tab, you can now use Control-Shift-T to open the LGF Twitter client, and tweet-storm to your heart’s content.

Control-Shift-T opens my last closed tab. :(

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I cannot.  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:52:52am

re: #306 Dr Lizardo

You know how the movies go, its never a schmuck that gets sacrificed to the sun disc, its always a virgin…who seems to be extraordinarily talented at seksytimes (beginners luck?) when the hero rescues her.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:53:29am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:54:58am

Precious snowflake is upset:

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b.d.  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:55:26am

BUT HER EMAILS!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:57:49am

re: #310 Timothy Watson

Tim Allen is apparently being oppressed

Because when a free-market industry will not do business with someone whom they see as damaging their business model, it is the fault of the industry?

Remember when Rush Limbaugh was being discriminated against by the NBA when they refused to let him buy a team?

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:58:34am

re: #245 freetoken

America 2017, land of magickal thinkers:

The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

Nowhere in this WaPo syndicated column does the author reveal that Hugh Ross runs a creationist outfit, one of the better known ones, the OEC Reasons To Believe.

The article says Ross is an astronomer, but he’s spent most of his life running a creationism outfit.

Further in the article:

This is America, still stuck in dark-ages thinking.

The only Reason To Believe that I pay any attention to:

“Reason to Believe” Tim Hardin

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:58:34am

re: #310 Timothy Watson

Precious snowflake is upset:

[Embedded content]

1930’s Germany? He says this shit as people are actually being attacked by Trump supporters for being different and the general rise in xenophobia. Oh boo hoo Tim Allen, it’s so oppressive being called out for your political beliefs. Really, I love it when conservative actors complain about ohw they’re viewed in Hollywood when conservative actors in the 50’s are the ones who championed literal honest to God blacklists.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:59:27am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because when a free-market industry will not do business with someone whom they see as damaging their business model, it is the fault of the industry?

Remember when Rush Limbaugh was being discriminated against by the NBA when they refused to let him buy a team?

It was the NFL but yes. I’m so sick of conservatives complaining about shit like this. And to compare it to 1930’s Germany is pathetic as hell.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 7:59:29am

Unpopular opinion time:

Guinness is a boring beer.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:00:41am

re: #316 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Unpopular opinion time:

Guinness is a boring beer.

Get out! Though truthfully as much as I like it, I’m disappointed with how pricey it is and how relatively little alcohol it has.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:02:11am

re: #315 HappyWarrior

It was the NFL but yes. I’m so sick of conservatives complaining about shit like this. And to compare it to 1930’s Germany is pathetic as hell.

Freedom of Speech is not Freedom from Consequences, nor is it Freedom to be Given a Platform for one’s Speech

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:02:17am

“Here’s a free piece of advice should you ever find yourself waiting for the first train to roll into a station after a heavy snowfall: Stand as far away from the tracks as possible, assuming you don’t want to get blasted with a massive shitstorm of snow:”

Image: lu50zwzimma12ir1nv9v.gif

Amtrak Snow-mo Collision

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:02:28am

And last I see, Allen is still employed and there isn’t a full pledge effort to actually blacklist him or other conservative actors. Meanwhile, when Natalie Maines made her pretty mild comments about Bush, Toby Keith and the country music establishment attacked her relentlessly. TBH, I’ve never been a big Allen fan. Just never amused me. No surprise that he’s also a whiny conesrvative dick too.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:03:50am

re: #319 Dr. Matt

“Here’s a free piece of advice should you ever find yourself waiting for the first train to roll into a station after a heavy snowfall: Stand as far away from the tracks as possible, assuming you don’t want to get blasted with a massive shitstorm of snow:”

Image: lu50zwzimma12ir1nv9v.gif

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Video

I was hoping for slowed down voices.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:04:57am

re: #320 HappyWarrior

And last I see, Allen is still employed and there isn’t a full pledge effort to actually blacklist him or other conservative actors. Meanwhile, when Natalie Maines made her pretty mild comments about Bush, Toby Keith and the country music establishment attacked her relentlessly. TBH, I’ve never been a big Allen fan. Just never amused me. No surprise that he’s also a whiny conesrvative dick too.

I would love for someone to ask him how’s life as a convicted felon and DUIer.

It must be nice to have all those fucking breaks and still bitch about how bad you have it. Maybe if you weren’t a subrate actor with a show that ranks in the 50s and 60s in rankings for season, you might be a little more successful?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:05:32am

re: #320 HappyWarrior

And last I see, Allen is still employed and there isn’t a full pledge effort to actually blacklist him or other conservative actors. Meanwhile, when Natalie Maines made her pretty mild comments about Bush, Toby Keith and the country music establishment attacked her relentlessly. TBH, I’ve never been a big Allen fan. Just never amused me. No surprise that he’s also a whiny conesrvative dick too.

I felt sorry for Natalie, especially over the death threats she received, but she made a big mistake when she bit the hand that fed her. Country Music is such a powerful force in America because it stands for certain values, and those include God, Family and loyalty to the GOP.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:06:28am

re: #321 HappyWarrior

I was hoping for slowed down voices.

Might be difficult to speak when your mouth gets filled with snow traveling at 30 MPH.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:06:50am

re: #312 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because when a free-market industry will not do business with someone whom they see as damaging their business model, it is the fault of the industry?

Remember when Rush Limbaugh was being discriminated against by the NBA NFL when they refused to let him buy a team?

Corrected the sportsball league…

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b.d.  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:07:23am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:08:20am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I felt sorry for Natalie, especially over the death threats she received, but she made a big mistake when she bit the hand that fed her. Country Music is such a powerful force in America because it stands for certain values, and those include God, Family and loyalty to the GOP.

Commercial country that is. Plenty of country musicians and fans who aren’t part of the loyalty to the GOP. And yeah that she got death threats over saying she was ashamed to be from the same state as W. Shaking my head.

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:08:21am

re: #280 Sir John Barron

“Who am I? What am I doing here?”

And James Stockdale, who has been dead for 12 years, would STILL be a more appropriate, smarter and more effective SoS than Tillerson.

(I am still not over the horrible way that man was treated.)

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:08:37am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Get out! Though truthfully as much as I like it, I’m disappointed with how pricey it is and how relatively little alcohol it has.

Don’t get me wrong; Guinness is a well-made beer, and a decent representation of the particular style, but there are so many better options you can get nowadays, especially stateside.

As far as dry stouts go, I’d be curious to try Murphy’s version (if you’re looking for authentic Irish-made stuff) or North Coast Old #38.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:09:52am

re: #322 Timothy Watson

I would love for someone to ask him how’s life as a convicted felon and DUIer.

It must be nice to have all those fucking breaks and still bitch about how bad you have it. Maybe if you weren’t a subrate actor with a show that ranks in the 50s and 60s in rankings for season, you might be a little more successful?

Yeah no kidding. It’s not liberals fault that he has only Home Improvement which ended years ago and playing Buzz Lightyear to go on. It’s kind of like when R Lee Ermey cried about being blacklisted. I like R Lee Ermey but he’s extremely limited as an actor and he’s too old to play a drill sergeant these days.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:10:38am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Commercial country that is. Plenty of country musicians and fans who aren’t part of the loyalty to the GOP. And yeah that she got death threats over saying she was ashamed to be from the same state as W. Shaking my head.

That is what I meant: commercial country is such a lucrative market because it appeals to those lowest-common-denominator values. Belittle those values at your own risk.

I been playing alt-country since long before it was a marketing concept.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:10:40am

re: #328 BeachDem

And James Stockdale, who has been dead for 12 years, would STILL be a more appropriate, smarter and more effective SoS than Tillerson.

(I am still not over the horrible way that man was treated.)

I made the mistake of making a joke at his expense and my international relations professor corrected me big time. That guy was a hero.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:11:27am

re: #329 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Don’t get me wrong; Guinness is a well-made beer, and a decent representation of the particular style, but there are so many better options you can get nowadays, especially stateside.

As far as dry stouts go, I’d be curious to try Murphy’s version (if you’re looking for authentic Irish-made stuff) or North Coast Old #38.

Murphy’s is good. Harder to find here state side but not impossible. I agree though. There’s lots of great stouts out there that aren’t Guinness.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:11:46am

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Yeah no kidding. It’s not liberals fault that he has only Home Improvement which ended years ago and playing Buzz Lightyear to go on. It’s kind of like when R Lee Ermey cried about being blacklisted. I like R Lee Ermey but he’s extremely limited as an actor and he’s too old to play a drill sergeant these days.

He does have that Last Man Standing show now, but it ranks in the 50s and 60s in for ratings. And maybe the show would have done better if he didn’t inject his politics into the show:
avclub.com

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:12:11am

Silly French Canadians:

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:12:30am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is what I meant: commercial country is such a lucrative market because it appeals to those lowest-common-denominator values. Belittle those values at your own risk.

I been playing alt-country since long before it was a marketing concept.

Yeah my Dad’s a big alt-country fan. Huge, huge Townes Van Zandt fan. But yeah the commercial country establishment of cheesy patriotism just bothers me. I mean I obviously love my country but those songs are just so tacky.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:13:51am

re: #310 Timothy Watson

Precious snowflake is upset:

[Embedded content]

I knew that there was a reason I never watched any of his shows. Good to know he’s another Trump entertainer I can place on permanent ignore.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:14:01am

re: #334 Timothy Watson

He does have that Last Man Standing show now, but it ranks in the 50s and 60s in for ratings. And maybe the show would have done better if he didn’t inject his politics into the show:
avclub.com

I think the problem was that it seems pretty formulaic. A lot of popular new shows are outside the box so to speak. Take Orange is the New Black, set in a prison.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:15:00am

re: #326 b.d.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:15:14am

There’s actually quite a few conservative actors I like. Interestingly, they’re some of the ones that complain least in comparision to other conservative actors who make a second living of being professional “I’m a victim of liberal Hollywood.”

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:15:57am

I just don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for conservative entertainers when left leaning entertainers in the past were literally blacklisted. A lot of tehse conservative entertainers aren’t even that taletned anyhow.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:16:26am

re: #340 HappyWarrior

There’s actually quite a few conservative actors I like. Interestingly, they’re some of the ones that complain least in comparision to other conservative actors who make a second living of being professional “I’m a victim of liberal Hollywood.”

I like Jim Caviezel from Person of Interest. He might be a devout Catholic but he also comes across as a nice and funny guy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:17:15am

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Yeah my Dad’s a big alt-country fan. Huge, huge Townes Van Zandt fan. But yeah the commercial country establishment of cheesy patriotism just bothers me. I mean I obviously love my country but those songs are just so tacky.

My ex was into it big for a while, I was especially impressed by Toby Keith’s album White Trash with Money: on the back cover it is dedicated to “our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, while the last song on the album, “Running Block” is about getting drunk and having sex in motel rooms with women he and his buddies had picked up at a bar.

Family values, indeed…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:17:31am

re: #342 Timothy Watson

I like Jim Caviezel from Person of Interest. He might be a devout Catholic but he also comes across as a nice and funny guy.

I remember liking him in Frequency, that neat time travel movie with Dennis Quaid. James Caan is another conservative leaning actor I like. He played Sonny Corleone perfectly- a hot head but very sympathetic because you saw how much he loved his family too.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:17:37am

re: #341 HappyWarrior

Ted Nugent can shred an out of tune guitar better than anyone else.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:18:32am

re: #343 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My ex was into it big for a while, I was especially impressed by Toby Keith’s album White Trash with Money: on the back cover it is dedicated to “our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, while the last song on the album, “Running Block” is about getting drunk and having sex in motel rooms with women he and his buddies had picked up at a bar.

Family values, indeed…

Yeah that stuff is just tacky. I like Townes and others like him because the music is so much more complex. I can’t imagine Keith ever singing about Poncho Villa.

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:19:09am

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Yeah no kidding. It’s not liberals fault that he has only Home Improvement which ended years ago and playing Buzz Lightyear to go on. It’s kind of like when R Lee Ermey cried about being blacklisted. I like R Lee Ermey but he’s extremely limited as an actor and he’s too old to play a drill sergeant these days.

But the very best right wing actor whine still has to be Craig T. Nelson (and I really like his acting, sigh)

Craig T. Nelson Government Assistance hypocrite

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:19:29am

re: #345 Dr. Matt

Ted Nugent can shred an out of tune guitar better than anyone else.

I must admit I’ve never listened to his music much. My Dad remembers seeing him live. His music isn’t terrible from the little I’ve heard but he’s become Ted the gunnut who once played music rather than Ted the musician who is a gun nut.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:19:52am

re: #347 BeachDem

But the very best right wing actor whine still has to be Craig T. Nelson (and I really like his acting, sigh)

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Yeah I remember that one.

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:20:14am

re: #332 HappyWarrior

I made the mistake of making a joke at his expense and my international relations professor corrected me big time. That guy was a hero.

Agreed. And a really, really smart guy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:21:11am

re: #346 HappyWarrior

Yeah that stuff is just tacky. I like Townes and others like him because the music is so much more complex. I can’t imagine Keith ever singing about Poncho Villa.

You mean a real Mexican Poncho or a Sears Poncho?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:21:48am

re: #350 BeachDem

Agreed. And a really, really smart guy.

I’m reading about his academic background now. Muy impressive. I have a lot of respect for POWs. And I have to say as much as I dislike McCain the politician, I definitely do respect how he handled being a POW captive. I couldn’t have done it without cracking.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:22:14am

re: #351 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

You mean a real Mexican Poncho or a Sears Poncho?

Pancho d’oh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:22:44am

re: #348 HappyWarrior

I must admit I’ve never listened to his music much. My Dad remembers seeing him live. His music isn’t terrible from the little I’ve heard but he’s become Ted the gunnut who once played music rather than Ted the musician who is a gun nut.

He was inescapable in my Freshman dorm at Indiana University in 1976…not bad, but yeah, it would be better if he just shut up and played.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:24:04am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was inescapable in my Freshman dorm at Indiana University in 1976…not bad, but yeah, it would be better if he just shut up and played.

I mean he’s entitled to his opinions obviously but he’s really become known as Ted the Gun Nut and if that’s what he wants to be, so be it but he’s a nasty asshole. He’s got a really bad habit of calling people parasites and using language that would make the Nazis proud.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:24:46am

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Yeah my Dad’s a big alt-country fan. Huge, huge Townes Van Zandt fan. But yeah the commercial country establishment of cheesy patriotism just bothers me. I mean I obviously love my country but those songs are just so tacky.

The stuff that’s popular with the youngs nowadays is more about trucks and beer and girls than patriotism (with exceptions - a guy named Brantley Gilbert is making a career of songs about badass soldiers in addition to the beer/trucks/girls content).

Just like ‘bro-country’ took the production values of rock, they also took the time-honored content template for rock, specifically the 80s metal subject matter.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:27:07am

re: #356 makeitstop

The stuff that’s popular with the youngs nowadays is more about trucks and beer and girls than patriotism (with exceptions - a guy named Brantley Gilbert is making a career of songs about badass soldiers in addition to the beer/trucks/girls content).

Just like ‘bro-country’ took the production values of rock, they also took the time-honored content template for rock, specifically the 80s metal subject matter.

Yeah and that stuff just bores me. You know who I also like in alt-country though, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell. Really really liked Isbell’s album from last year.

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:27:34am

re: #352 HappyWarrior

I’m reading about his academic background now. Muy impressive. I have a lot of respect for POWs. And I have to say as much as I dislike McCain the politician, I definitely do respect how he handled being a POW captive. I couldn’t have done it without cracking.

Stockdale and his wife wrote a book “In Love and War” that chronicles his POW experience and her efforts stateside during the same period. I had read the book well before Perot picked him for VP, and had long been a fan. It’s out of print now, but worth a read if you can find it.

amazon.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:28:32am

re: #356 makeitstop

The stuff that’s popular with the youngs nowadays is more about trucks and beer and girls than patriotism (with exceptions - a guy named Brantley Gilbert is making a career of songs about badass soldiers in addition to the beer/trucks/girls content).

Just like ‘bro-country’ took the production values of rock, they also took the time-honored content template for rock, specifically the 80s metal subject matter.

There was always Bakersfield Country and Rebel Country, and of course Grateful Dead/Country Joe/Flying Burrito Brothers country out there along with hippie bluegrass like Old and in the Way and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. That is what got me into country.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:29:09am

re: #354 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He was inescapable in my Freshman dorm at Indiana University in 1976…not bad, but yeah, it would be better if he just shut up and played.

The only song of any worth to me was when he was with The Amboy Dukes, long before he became quote-unquote Ted Nugent. The guitar solo in ‘Journey to the Center of the Mind’ still kicks my ass every time I hear it.

But as far as Detroit-area guitarists go, Jim McCarty kicks Nuge’s ass up and down the block.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:31:25am

re: #357 HappyWarrior

I love Jason Isbell solo and also when he was with Drive-By Truckers. I’m also really digging Sturgill Simpson.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:31:51am

The thing is so many of these guys just love to feed this idea that they’re victims. I honestly find it amusing for all the conservative talk about liberals whining all the time that they’re happy to embrace millionaires going on TV talking about how “hard” it is to have different beliefs than most of their coworkers and the thing is a lot of these conservative actors i.e. Woods are huge dicks about it.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:32:16am

re: #361 Flying Squirrel Girl

I love Jason Isbell solo and also when he was with Drive-By Truckers. I’m also really digging Sturgill Simpson.

Yeah DBT is another good group too. I’ll look up Simpson.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:32:33am

re: #313 BeachDem

The only Reason To Believe that I pay any attention to:

Not even this one?

Bruce Springsteen - Reason to believe - Paris 11.7.2016 full show preview

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:32:33am

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Yeah no kidding. It’s not liberals fault that he has only Home Improvement which ended years ago and playing Buzz Lightyear to go on. It’s kind of like when R Lee Ermey cried about being blacklisted. I like R Lee Ermey but he’s extremely limited as an actor and he’s too old to play a drill sergeant these days.

And Allen’s more recent comedies lack … comedy.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:33:49am

re: #357 HappyWarrior

Yeah and that stuff just bores me. You know who I also like in alt-country though, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell. Really really liked Isbell’s album from last year.

I did a year as a hired gun with a bro-country band (regional to the NE), and the stuff is a lot of fun to play. But yeah, content-wise there really ain’t a whole lot happening there.

Adams and Isbell are both really good, and they encompass a lot more than country - Adams did an excellent cover of Radiohead’s ‘Karma Police’ for the BBC recently.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:37:52am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

He got a lot of exposure on SNL recently (I don’t know how to show the youtube video, luddite here…):

Sturgill Simpson - Call To Arms [Live on SNL]

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:38:16am
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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:38:18am

re: #366 makeitstop

I did a year as a hired gun with a bro-country band (regional to the NE), and the stuff is a lot of fun to play. But yeah, content-wise there really ain’t a whole lot happening there.

Adams and Isbell are both really good, and they encompass a lot more than country - Adams did an excellent cover of Radiohead’s ‘Karma Police’ for the BBC recently.

I think Adams has roots in alt rock.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:38:26am

re: #367 Flying Squirrel Girl

Not as much of a luddite as I thought!!!

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:39:58am

The Virginia State Police didn’t get the memo about the difference between shamrocks and four-leaf clovers:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:40:01am

Funny that we never heard about “Deep State” shenanigans when any other President, GOP or Democrat, took office. What makes this transition so special?

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:40:11am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was always Bakersfield Country and Rebel Country, and of course Grateful Dead/Country Joe/Flying Burrito Brothers country out there along with hippie bluegrass like Old and in the Way and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. That is what got me into country.

I love it all and love playing it all - with varying levels of proficiency. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:41:47am

re: #373 makeitstop

I love it all and love playing it all - with varying levels of proficiency. :)

I tried a number of other styles, but always come back to country blues, old-timey and bluegrass

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:43:28am

I think if I had musical talent, I’d try to combine folk with punk. I’ve come to really appreciate the raw energy and emotion of both genres. I mean I still appreciate Prog Rock but I guess I like music that has more rawness to it. I like an imperfect voice. I like imperfections as a whole I guess. I guess that’s why I like the Pogues. Shane McGowan could be me almost.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:44:47am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

I think if I had musical talent, I’d try to combine folk with punk. I’ve come to really appreciate the raw energy and emotion of both genres. I mean I still appreciate Prog Rock but I guess I like music that has more rawness to it. I like an imperfect voice. I like imperfections as a whole I guess. I guess that’s why I like the Pogues. Shane McGowan could be me almost.

If you want energy and like punk, check out Bad Brains. :)

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Joe Bacon  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:49:24am

re: #310 Timothy Watson

Precious snowflake is upset:

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Another reason why I root for Jerry Seinfeld!

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:49:29am

re: #377 Timothy Watson

If you want energy and like punk, check out Bad Brains. :)

Thanks.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:52:42am

re: #379 HappyWarrior

Thanks.

They’re “hardcore punk” from Washington, D.C. Never heard of them until I watched the episode of Sonic Highways (Dave Grohl’s show) about Washington, D.C.

I was more interested in the go-go part of the episode (love Chuck Brown), but he also covered D.C.’s hardcore punk scene.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:54:23am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:55:28am

re: #379 HappyWarrior

Thanks.

Download Bad Brains’ “I Against I.” That album is one of the greatest albums ever. No bullshit.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:55:39am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

I think if I had musical talent, I’d try to combine folk with punk.

You just pretty much described Frank Turner. :)

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:56:48am

re: #383 makeitstop

You just pretty much described Frank Turner. :)

Yeah I know. I don’t have any of his musical talent. I can’t sing, I can’t play instruments, etc. I always did wonder how my creative writings would translate to music though.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:57:35am

re: #257 Timothy Watson

Saint Patrick’s Day: The day millions of Americans celebrate their claimed Irish Catholic heritage by drinking Guinness, a company which discriminated against Catholics for over a century.

Details. Details.

And they do not count when you are drunk!

Just another inconvenient political detail, like the 1 million of them people ignored when the voted for Trump. They may have been drunk then too.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:57:41am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:57:48am

Fans of The Wire will know this song:

The Pogues - The Body of an American Lyrics

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Dom  Mar 17, 2017 • 8:58:36am

Why does Bee reference J-Date? Perhaps just a scriptwriter. It’s not right, no need for it.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:06:38am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:10:08am
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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:10:39am

re: #389 Timothy Watson

All the state has to do is make abortion drugs illegal, and people will just not do them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:11:38am

re: #390 Stanley Sea

Trump did actually increase spending on veterans, which is the only part of his budget I can approve of.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:12:02am

re: #323 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I felt sorry for Natalie, especially over the death threats she received, but she made a big mistake when she bit the hand that fed her. Country Music is such a powerful force in America because it stands for certain values, and those include God, Family and loyalty to the GOP.

Seems many of them are more loyal to the GOP party than the U.S. Constitution.

Well, except for one amendment, but they have bastardized that too.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:12:07am

Umm soo this is weird…

nydailynews.com

A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News.

Why does the USSS possess a laptop with Clinton email investigation data on it in the first place?!?

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:12:40am

re: #392 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump did actually increase spending on veterans, which is the only part of his budget I can approve of.

The funding will probably go to pay off somebody he owes a favor to.

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Varek Raith  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:12:51am

BUT.
HER.
E.
MAILS!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:13:11am

re: #390 Stanley Sea

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Trump: “Major meeting” tonight at Mar-a-Lago to “talk all about the VA”

*turns to VA Sec.*

Will you be there?

*awkwardly shakes head no*

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:14:12am

re: #393 ObserverArt

Seems many of them are more loyal to the GOP party than the U.S. Constitution.

Well, except for one amendment, but they have bastardized that too.

Unpossible, the GOP spent eight years talking about their devotion to the Constitution.

Are you saying they were lying?

//// (If I must.)

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:14:41am

re: #380 Timothy Watson

They’re “hardcore punk” from Washington, D.C. Never heard of them until I watched the episode of Sonic Highways (Dave Grohl’s show) about Washington, D.C.

I was more interested in the go-go part of the episode (love Chuck Brown), but he also covered D.C.’s hardcore punk scene.

I saw Bad Brains at an outdoor show in Asbury Park back in 2011. They’d mellowed a bit from when I used to see them back in the day, but they’re always a compelling band.

H.R. is still the only vocalist to record a lead vocal for a track by phone from jail (‘Sacred Love’ on I Against I) as far as I know. And Dr. Know and Darryl Jenifer were both indredible musicians.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:17:52am

Woot! We just scored tickets for an ACLU benefit with Gogol Bordello, on the Liberty Belle out of Pier 36 in NYC!

Never seen Gogol, looking forward to it. And it’s for a great cause. Wins all around.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:22:20am

Everyone has dreams. Paul Ryan dreams of killing sick people.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:23:41am

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Everyone has dreams. Paul Ryan dreams of killing sick people.

Someone should put up a House resolution that prevents anyone who used SS benefits to pay for college from being Speaker of the House.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:25:36am

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Everyone has dreams. Paul Ryan dreams of killing sick people.

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College asshole libertarians are the worst.

Said as someone who was a bit of a college asshole libertarian.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:28:44am

Bunch of idiots.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:29:28am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:31:51am

re: #401 The Vicious Babushka

Everyone has dreams. Paul Ryan dreams of killing sick people.

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Asshole scumbag Rich Lowry was hitting the kegs while attending a public university, the University of Virginia. Ditto for Ryan at Miami of Ohio.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:32:17am

re: #343 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My ex was into it big for a while, I was especially impressed by Toby Keith’s album White Trash with Money: on the back cover it is dedicated to “our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, while the last song on the album, “Running Block” is about getting drunk and having sex in motel rooms with women he and his buddies had picked up at a bar.

Family values, indeed…

A lot of people treat their evangelism as a get out of hell free card. So, they can do anything they want because they see themselves as saved no matter what.

I don’t think that is what the teachings actually mean.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:34:32am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

I like an imperfect voice. I like imperfections as a whole I guess. I guess that’s why I like the Pogues. Shane McGowan could be me almost.

To be the Pogues you need Shane MacGowan. And, you need that unrepentant alcoholism and heroin abuser that is intrinsically part of his brilliance.

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:35:31am

re: #405 Stanley Sea

If Trump read the Petri piece, he may have thought it was favorable commentary on his budget proposal.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:35:57am

re: #348 HappyWarrior

I must admit I’ve never listened to his music much. My Dad remembers seeing him live. His music isn’t terrible from the little I’ve heard but he’s become Ted the gunnut who once played music rather than Ted the musician who is a gun nut.

I saw the Nuge’ several times (4) and I think he was pretty good back in the early 70s, but as he got older and more political his music turned more and more to crap.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:37:56am

Because, well, nuclear war is back on the menu now…

LLL scanned old films and posted some of the digital ones on youtube:

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films

The more interesting one is the 43kt airborne test from 1955:

Operation Teapot - Turk 28112

Slow it down to quarter speed. You can see the obvious tracks of high-speed (supersonic) jets (probably melted bits, maybe plasma) coming off the tower, then the shock wave (presumably at the speed of sound in air) coming up behind and catching up to the bits slowed down in the air… and then you see the ground debris wave being pushed by the air shock wave.

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I cannot.  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:40:28am

TFW your boss said he knew about the lack of staff on a Saturday night, and that he was looking into it, and it would be taken care of, and you knew better…

…and got something lined up without even bothering to talk to him.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:41:53am

Samuel Smith’s oatmeal stout is good. Not Irish, but a great beer.

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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:42:15am

I suspect the Russian rep was more than happy that the US is now helping to scuttle talk of climate change at the G20:

Climate change financing dropped from G20 draft statement

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:43:14am

Is this Petri woman single? Because I think I’m in love:

Do you have any rivalries?
Our only rival is the legitimately elected government of the United States. Except Congress, which is a part of the Deep States somehow. It makes sense once you accept it. Also we also are rivals with Duke, because nuts to Duke.

washingtonpost.com

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:43:54am

Pissed or in an alzheimer’s fog

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:45:18am

re: #360 makeitstop

The only song of any worth to me was when he was with The Amboy Dukes, long before he became quote-unquote Ted Nugent. The guitar solo in ‘Journey to the Center of the Mind’ still kicks my ass every time I hear it.

But as far as Detroit-area guitarists go, Jim McCarty kicks Nuge’s ass up and down the block.

Jimmy McCarty kicks a lot of guitarists asses…not just those in Michigan. I still play the original Cactus album from time to time. Love their version of Parcheman Farm

Is it too early to bust out some mean Cactus fast chuggin’ blues live from the early 70s??? It is Friday. we often break into the tunes on Friday.

Cactus - Parchman Farm - Live Audio 1971

It helps to kick ass when you have a rythym section of Timmy Bogart on bass and Carmen (I am the Best) Appice on drums.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:45:20am

re: #416 Stanley Sea

Pissed or in an alzheimer’s fog

Angela is also in a position that she has little or nothing to lose by telling him exactly what she thinks of him and his policies.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:45:28am

re: #416 Stanley Sea

Pissed or in an alzheimer’s fog

He can’t grab anything but her hand.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:48:40am

re: #372 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Funny that we never heard about “Deep State” shenanigans when any other President, GOP or Democrat, took office. What makes this transition so special?

Deep paranoia.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:53:33am

re: #372 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Funny that we never heard about “Deep State” shenanigans when any other President, GOP or Democrat, took office. What makes this transition so special?

The deeply paranoid POTUS is a huge fan of Alex Jones

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:54:10am

re: #420 ObserverArt

Deep paranoia.

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:58:28am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

I think if I had musical talent, I’d try to combine folk with punk. I’ve come to really appreciate the raw energy and emotion of both genres. I mean I still appreciate Prog Rock but I guess I like music that has more rawness to it. I like an imperfect voice. I like imperfections as a whole I guess. I guess that’s why I like the Pogues. Shane McGowan could be me almost.

This may not be exactly what you are talking about, but I am guessing you would like this artist. He is a little folk, a little new wave, a little Celtic, a little sadness and comedic story telling and a lot great in my opinion.

Robyn Hitchcock. He’s been in bands, done solo, worked with a lot of others, etc. Check him out. The first YouTube is one of my all time favorites. The second is one of his biggest alt-radio hits.

Robyn Hitchcock - Madonna of the Wasps

Robyn Hitchcock - Balloon man

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:58:30am

re: #418 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Angela is also in a position that she has little or nothing to lose by telling him exactly what she thinks of him and his policies.

Merkel to Trump: Are you an idiot, or do you just play one on TV?

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 9:58:59am

re: #416 Stanley Sea

Pissed or in an alzheimer’s fog

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He looks absolutely lost. They’re going to have to start pumping him full of drugs to maintain lucidity (if they’re not already).

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:00:57am

re: #372 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Funny that we never heard about “Deep State” shenanigans when any other President, GOP or Democrat, took office. What makes this transition so special?

It’s because the very angry BLACK guy left his BLACK guy cooties all over the government and is presently plotting a very angry BLACK guy coup to get back in power. Also, this very angry BLACK guy is simultaneously an idiot and an evil genius.

Obviously.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:01:58am

PSA:

Do not listen to the new Weezer song. It is… not good. It’s not really Weezer, it’s more like “21 Pilots ft. Rivers Cuomo”

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:02:54am

re: #417 ObserverArt

Jimmy McCarty kicks a lot of guitarists asses…not just those in Michigan. I still play the original Cactus album from time to time. Love their version of Parcheman Farm

Is it too early to bust out some mean Cactus fast chuggin’ blues live from the early 70s??? It is Friday. we often break into the tunes on Friday.

[Embedded content]

It helps to kick ass when you have a rythym section of Timmy Bogart on bass and Carmen (I am the Best) Appice on drums.

I saw Cactus last year at a local theater and got to finally meet McCarty. That guy helped write the book of modern rock guitar with his work with the Detroit Wheels IMO, and I told him so.

Bogert’s long gone, a guy named Pete Bremy from Vanilla Fudge was playing bass when I saw them. But now Bremy and McCarty have left - I think Jimmy’s about done as far as playing goes. But I got to see him and he sounded great.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:04:17am

LOL Angela was totally ready to do some martial arts move in case he tried the same shit he did with Shinzo Abe.

WATCH: Pres. Trump ignores German Chancellor Merkel when she asks him if he wants to do a handshake during photo op in Oval Office today.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:06:00am

re: #421 Dr. Matt

The deeply paranoid POTUS is a huge fan of Alex Jones

And a conservative press that is going to try and defend whatever outrageous things this paranoid POTUS spews forth.

This is also where DT’s total lack of skill in public service is showing: he is not used to the concept of there being government employees who plan to still be doing their job when he is gone and want to ensure that there is a country left to govern, not to mention a government capable of doing so.

He is already upset that he cannot make everyone employed by the US government sign a lifetime NDA.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:07:25am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

LOL Angela was totally ready to do some martial arts move in case he tried the same shit he did with Shinzo Abe.

I wonder if “Why am I talking to a woman?” was going through his mind.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:10:49am

re: #431 Belafon

I wonder if “Why am I talking to a woman?” was going through his mind.

WHY AM I EVEN MEETING WITH HER? SHE’S NOT A 10. WOULD TOTALLY NOT GRAB THAT. GET HER OUTTA HERE!!!!!!

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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:11:19am

*facepalm*

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:12:00am

re: #429 The Vicious Babushka

LOL Angela was totally ready to do some martial arts move in case he tried the same shit he did with Shinzo Abe.

[Embedded content]

Oh. My. God. So obvious Trump didn’t want to be there.

“I’d rather be golfing” plastered all over his face and demeanor.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:14:10am

re: #434 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh. My. God. So obvious Trump didn’t want to be there.

“I’d rather be golfing” plastered all over his face and demeanor.

It’s must be awful to have to host the leader of the free world.

436
JordanRules  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:15:14am

re: #434 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m sure the feeling is mutual but one of them takes their job seriously.

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makeitstop  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:16:25am

re: #427 A wild WITHAK appeared!

PSA:

Do not listen to the new Weezer song. It is… not good. It’s not really Weezer, it’s more like “21 Pilots ft. Rivers Cuomo”

Listened anyway. Yeah, kinda not Weezer.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:17:24am

re: #434 GlutenFreeJesus

Oh. My. God. So obvious Trump didn’t want to be there.

“I’d rather be golfing” plastered all over his face and demeanor.

45 may love the limelight and being the center of attention and all that goes with being preznit, but he is not cut out to do the diplomatic thing. And, that’s a big part of the job. I do wonder how much stamina he has to keep doing this for four more years.

That brush off was incredibly rude and won’t be forgotten. He is so crass and just a horrible human being. And, I use human in the most loose sense of the word.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:21:27am

re: #438 Colère Tueur de Lapin

45 may love the limelight and being the center of attention and all that goes with being preznit, but he is not cut out to do the diplomatic thing. And, that’s a big part of the job. I do wonder how much stamina he has to keep doing this for four more years.

That brush off was incredibly rude and won’t be forgotten. He is so crass and just a horrible human being. And, I use human in the most loose sense of the word.

Press conference coming up with the both of them.

I can’t imagine how bad it is going to be.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:22:33am

The enemy of my enemy may also be an asshole, part N:

Or, maybe I might resent repeated tax cuts for the richest people in the history of rich people, defense spending that always exceeds the top 10 other nations, a war of choice over nonexistent WMD’s, and a financial crisis triggered by idiots who thought The Market couldn’t catastrophically fail?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:24:31am

re: #433 JordanRules

*facepalm*

[Embedded content]

Is that Victoria Jackson?

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:24:35am

re: #438 Colère Tueur de Lapin

45 may love the limelight and being the center of attention and all that goes with being preznit, but he is not cut out to do the diplomatic thing. And, that’s a big part of the job. I do wonder how much stamina he has to keep doing this for four more years.

That brush off was incredibly rude and won’t be forgotten. He is so crass and just a horrible human being. And, I use human in the most loose sense of the word.

Trump is a human being by literal definition. He is also a synthesis of the worst aspects of human nature incarnate as the Orange Wingularity of Malevolence.

Other than that, there is nothing human about Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:27:30am

re: #440 Blind Frog Belly White

The enemy of my enemy may also be an asshole, part N:

Or, maybe I might resent repeated tax cuts for the richest people in the history of rich people, defense spending that always exceeds the top 10 other nations, a war of choice over nonexistent WMD’s, and a financial crisis triggered by idiots who thought The Market couldn’t catastrophically fail?

All that meals on wheels has cost us $20 trillion in debt.

////

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:29:22am

re: #438 Colère Tueur de Lapin

45 may love the limelight and being the center of attention and all that goes with being preznit, but he is not cut out to do the diplomatic thing. And, that’s a big part of the job. I do wonder how much stamina he has to keep doing this for four more years.

That brush off was incredibly rude and won’t be forgotten. He is so crass and just a horrible human being. And, I use human in the most loose sense of the word.

He is not cut out to do the PRESIDENT thing. He wants to be King, rule by decree, get the adulation. As somebody pointed out this morning, the AHCA debacle comes from having a thoroughly incurious, arrogantly ignorant, lazy man allowing movement types to write legislation and EOs, and tell him they do what he promised.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:31:27am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:34:26am

Trump has to be the most impersonal, socially awkward POTUS we’ve ever had.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:37:20am

re: #446 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump has to be the most impersonal, socially awkward POTUS we’ve ever had.

This must be that famous Trump charm I’ve heard tell of.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:37:49am

important news!

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Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:38:12am

re: #433 JordanRules

And the Lord, but not that black asshole or the Democrats.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:38:20am

re: #447 Blind Frog Belly White

This must be that famous Trump charm I’ve heard tell of.

She wants nothing he’s literally and figurative selling.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:39:13am

re: #448 Stanley Sea

important news!

[Embedded content]

This’ll end like New Coke - pretty soon, Monopoly Classic, with all the original pieces, will appear.
/////

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:40:03am

re: #450 Belafon

She wants nothing he’s literally and figurative selling.

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could get along with Russia our own allies?”

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peguyjaures  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:40:31am

re: #376 HappyWarrior

Ha, you might like one of my favorites - the Seattle-based band Kultur Shock - folk’n punk with a Balkan twist (the lead singer hails from Bosnia) - also a very political act (left-wing/anarchist, proudly working-class and pro-immigrants). Saw them live in Belgrade and it was a blast.

Kulture Shock Istanbul

Translation of the lyrics: justsomelyrics.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:40:48am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

Yeah, Americans and the Irish spell it whiskey, the Scots spell it whisky ouskie.

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:40:49am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:44:28am
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freetoken  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:45:07am

re: #448 Stanley Sea

Kind of misses the entire theme of the game, no?

The thimble and wheelbarrow and boot are indicators of jobs and wealth (more specifically, the lack of wealth.)

Monopoly is about money and wealth and property, no?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:45:07am

re: #456 The Vicious Babushka

Thanks Obama.

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BeachDem  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:46:33am

re: #445 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Comment on TPM:

She got a Doctorate for her thesis on Quantum Chemistry, and speaks German, English, Russian, and Latin.

He can say “bigly”.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:46:51am

re: #427 A wild WITHAK appeared!

PSA:

Do not listen to the new Weezer song. It is… not good. It’s not really Weezer, it’s more like “21 Pilots ft. Rivers Cuomo”

21 Pilots…Gag.

I do not understand them and their success. And they are from right here in Columbus. Not the first time I do not get someone’s popularity. I don’t begrudge them, just do not get it.

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:46:59am

re: #456 The Vicious Babushka

Another in a line of “If you proposed the Trump administration as a movie, you would have been laughed out of Hollywood for being too outrageous.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:48:14am

re: #457 freetoken

Kind of misses the entire theme of the game, no?

The thimble and wheelbarrow and boot are indicators of jobs and wealth (more specifically, the lack of wealth.)

Monopoly is about money and wealth and property, no?

According to Mrs. FBW, Monopoly is about how wealth naturally concentrates. Once you get ahead in Monopoly and buy a few properties, you’re almost guaranteed to clean everyone else out.

The downside is, playing a full game of monopoly takes FOREVER and most epople lose interest before the lesson is driven home!

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:48:48am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:49:08am

Automatic Blocking Function Triggered

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:49:25am

re: #459 BeachDem

Comment on TPM:

She got a Doctorate for her thesis on Quantum Chemistry, and speaks German, English, Russian, and Latin.

He can say “bigly”.

And that’s exactly why Trump is so incredibly uncomfortable; she’s exponentially more intelligent than he is, and he damn well knows it.

And she’s a woman to boot.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:51:13am

re: #446 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump has to be the most impersonal, socially awkward POTUS we’ve ever had.

I said it the other night and I am sticking to it.

Our President is an asshole.

No way around it.

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:51:45am

Pool reports note that the president successfully recognized one of his big boy words.

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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:52:02am

re: #465 Dr Lizardo

Yep. Same thing with the black dude.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:52:39am

re: #456 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

It was a mole man.

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DuckDharma  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:53:15am

re: #445 gocart mozart

Of course. Shook hands with the Saudi prince though. Punk coward motherfucker.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:53:15am
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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:53:36am

re: #467 jaunte

Dude!!!!!! Take Arnold’s advice and go back to your damned TV show you inept piece of corrupt orange shit!

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Belafon  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:54:23am

re: #467 jaunte

Pool reports note that the president successfully recognized one of his big boy words.

Which the government pays for. Oh, I would actually love if we had the German style education system in this country.

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jaunte  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:54:40am

Of course he didn’t, because he’s a coward.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:55:35am

That fence jumper the other day. He was on the grounds for 15 minutes before he was apprehended. 15 minutes.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:57:43am

re: #462 Blind Frog Belly White

According to Mrs. FBW, Monopoly is about how wealth naturally concentrates. Once you get ahead in Monopoly and buy a few properties, you’re almost guaranteed to clean everyone else out.

The downside is, playing a full game of monopoly takes FOREVER and most epople lose interest before the lesson is driven home!

I mentioned it before. Back in college we used to put two boards together and overlap the “go” block and play in a figure eight. Doubles the money, properties and the time. Then we would all go to it, with everyone doing their own banking, etc. It would sometimes last into the wee hours.

Psychotropic drugs may have been used…the guilty will forever be protected as many have passed since those days. Sniff. Those were some fun times as we discussed politics, philosophy, life, etc.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:58:06am

Oh, he’s taken action on trade. He flirted with rejecting the One China Policy, and by agreeing to it, got China to grant Trump Org. trademark protection.

And he apparently got Mexico to do something similar.

That’s what he cares about. The trade threats? That was to fool the marks.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 10:59:18am

re: #477 Blind Frog Belly White

[Embedded content]

Oh, he’s taken action on trade. He flirted with rejecting the One China Policy, and by agreeing to it, got China to grant Trump Org. trademark protection.

And he apparently got Mexico to do something similar.

That’s what he cares about. The trade threats? That was to fool the marks.

Don’t know why Matt is surprised by this. Trump’s rhetoric on trade was just to push himself as a friend of blue collar workers which he’s not and has never been.

479
GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:00:47am

Nobody in the Trump Admin can read past a headline.

thehill.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:01:20am

re: #478 HappyWarrior

Don’t know why Matt is surprised by this. Trump’s rhetoric on trade was just to push himself as a friend of blue collar workers which he’s not and has never been.

The trade threats were to get emoluments from the Chinese and other players.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:02:03am

re: #480 The Vicious Babushka

The trade threats were to get emoluments from the Chinese and other players.

Exactly.

482
Stephen T.  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:02:57am

re: #475 GlutenFreeJesus

That fence jumper the other day. He was on the grounds for 15 minutes before he was apprehended. 15 minutes.

I’m guessing that security was using those 15 minutes to debate whether or not they should apprehend him or let him commit the mischief he was there to commit.

483
EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:02:59am

re: #466 ObserverArt

I said it the other night and I am sticking to it.

Our President is an asshole.

No way around it.

Absolutely. Trump won the GOP primary by being a more unbearable asshole than any other GOP candidate (that was a stiff competition, BTW). Then he took his asshole circus act into the general election where it just barely won because too many voters are also assholes, and these voter assholes live in the wrong states.

484
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:03:34am
485
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:04:25am
486
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:05:07am
487
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:05:37am
488
EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:06:42am

re: #486 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s good satire. However, it may be a net loss with that headline if more people see only the headline and view it as support for that budget than read the article and see the satire.

489
Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:07:27am

re: #488 EPR-radar

It’s good satire. However, it may be a net loss with that headline if more people see only the headline and view it as support for that budget than read the article and see the satire.

We are a nation of clickbait headline readers…

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JordanRules  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:07:34am

What is going on???

491
EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:09:06am

re: #490 JordanRules

The biggest WTF in this for me is why a secret service laptop has Clinton email ‘investigation’ material on it.

492
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:10:01am

re: #491 EPR-radar

The biggest WTF in this for me is why a secret service laptop has Clinton email ‘investigation’ material on it.

LOL probably a bunch of links to Infowars and Breitbart.

493
Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:10:14am

re: #491 EPR-radar

The biggest WTF in this for me is why a secret service laptop has Clinton email ‘investigation’ material on it.

Could the WH be attempting to use the Secret Service as their own little Private Investigative group?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:10:23am

re: #490 JordanRules

What is going on???

[Embedded content]

They’re probably looking back nostalgically to the golden days of the Colombian hooker scandal.

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Kragar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:12:27am
497
Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:13:00am

re: #415 Timothy Watson

Is this Petri woman single? Because I think I’m in love:

washingtonpost.com

I see no mention of relationships in her Twitter, Wikipedia, or Google info.
It’s time to make your move.

498
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:13:55am

OMG this press conference. Merkel is giving Trump the stink eye.

499
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:13:57am

re: #415 Timothy Watson

Is this Petri woman single? Because I think I’m in love:

washingtonpost.com

I hear she’s a dish!
///////

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:14:43am

re: #493 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Could the WH be attempting to use the Secret Service as their own little Private Investigative group?

If Trump wants to turn the Secret Service into his personal Praetorian Guard, the lessons on history on this point really shouldn’t be ignored. Roman emperors often got assassinated by their own guards as the empire declined.

This is one of many reasons why the secret service should be absolutely professional when it comes to protecting the POTUS etc.

501
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:15:35am

Trump is slurring his words and stumbling over a prepared speech. Merkel is rolling some epic side eye.

502
EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:16:32am

re: #501 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is slurring his words and stumbling over a prepared speech. Merkel is rolling some epic side eye.

The German press knows how to cover Trump. Their coverage of today should be entertaining.

503
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:16:56am

Now Merkel is speaking and Trump is making stupid goofy faces.

504
jaunte  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:17:25am
505
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:17:51am

You know he just wants to blurt out WHAT A NASTY WOMAN!

506
Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:18:38am

re: #504 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I guess when the President wants to bang you, it opens doors…

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EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:18:46am

re: #503 The Vicious Babushka

Now Merkel is speaking and Trump is making stupid goofy faces.

Trump is in close proximity to a woman who outclasses him in every conceivable way where he can’t tell her to shut up and make him a sandwich.

He probably thinks he’s back in a debate with Clinton.

508
Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:19:31am

re: #501 The Vicious Babushka

Trump is slurring his words and stumbling over a prepared speech. Merkel is rolling some epic side eye.

Sounds like the end is near. They won’t be able to cover for his cognitive problems if he degrades from a 3rd-grade vocabulary with some mispronunciations, to completely slurred-speech. At some point people will notice that he belongs in a care facility, rather than the Oval Office.

509
jaunte  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:19:33am

re: #506 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

*Opens Trump-specific brand of mind bleach*

510
EPR-radar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:21:25am

re: #508 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Sounds like the end is near. They won’t be able to cover for his cognitive problems if he degrades from a 3rd-grade vocabulary with some mispronunciations, to completely slurred-speech. At some point people will notice that he belongs in a care facility, rather than the Oval Office.

This shows faith in the applicability of reason to US politics that I no longer have.

511
jaunte  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:21:28am
512
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:22:21am

“A great health care plan”
“Obamacare is a disaster, it’s failing”
“I had great crowds last night in Tennesee”

513
Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:22:46am

I had my first Trump dream last night and it was REALLY weird.

He was being removed from office, and I was trying to cheer him up, telling him that he got to be President for a little while, and it’s time to retire now.

514
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:22:56am

“The best thing I can do is absolutely nothing.”
DO IT. PLEASE DO IT.

515
Skip Intro  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:23:24am

re: #504 jaunte

Why is her POS husband Kushner there as well? I though he was supposed to be solving the middle east problem.

516
Timothy Watson  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:24:40am

re: #515 Skip Intro

Why is her POS husband Kushner there as well? I though he was supposed to be solving the middle east problem.

He’s multitasking. He’s just that good, although he’ll have to leave in couple hours so make sure you say your prays that we will survive the Sabbath.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:25:05am

re: #484 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Awww, that’s sad.

I’m not sure it is a good thing to have cyanide out to where something like this could happen. WTF?

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gocart mozart  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:26:17am
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:28:55am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Appearing at a luncheon with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday, Trump said: “As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of that proverb — and this is a good one, this is one I like. I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it.

‘Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.’”

“We know that, politically speaking. A lot of us know that, we know it well. It’s a great phrase,” Trump added.

But many Irish tweeters pointed out that they had never heard Trump’s proverb before.

And, low and behold, if you Google the phrase, “famous Irish proverb,” the quote pops up as one of the first results — complete with a shamrock.

520
Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:29:38am

re: #517 ObserverArt

Awww, that’s sad.

I’m not sure it is a good thing to have cyanide out to where something like this could happen. WTF?

Not just a hunk of cyanide either. Weaponized cyanide just waiting to kill anyone or any animal.

Nielsen said the cyanide device known as an M-44 was placed in the area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s spring-activated and is typically smeared with bait and shoots poison into an animal’s mouth when it tugs on the trap.

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ObserverArt  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:30:09am

re: #489 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

We are a nation of clickbait headline readers…

And all the more ignorant for it.

I learned a long time ago, the real meat of a story is a couple paragraphs in. And most importantly, look at the source a day or so later for the corrections and rewrites. Oftentimes a story will be completely changed but buried where it might be not so readily viewed.

But that takes work. And a grasp of the language.

522
Kragar  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:30:13am

re: #513 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I had a dream a where Jeff Sessions snuck into my house and I beat him up.

523
HappyWarrior  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:30:41am

re: #519 FormerDirtDart

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

[Embedded content]

Amateur hour. By the way, Enda Kenny speaks better about what America means than Trump does and he’s not even American. So props to my Mayo cousin.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:31:53am

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:32:30am

re: #522 Kragar

I had a dream a where Jeff Sessions snuck into my house and I beat him up.

Which you wouldn’t really do to a little fella like that. That’s as weird as mine.

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allegro  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:35:18am

re: #484 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

This makes me sooooo angry. There is no excuse for this. The M-44 should never be used as a matter of course and most certainly NEVER where there are residences. This is a direct result of wildlife damage control being moved to Ag from FWS (thanks, Ronnie).

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allegro  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:39:19am

re: #520 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Not just a hunk of cyanide either. Weaponized cyanide just waiting to kill anyone or any animal.

Actually it is pretty specific to canines. If you watch a canine eat, they tug/pull up on their food and then gulp it down. Other critters don’t do that. The M-44 requires a pretty good tug to set it off and most other critters will never do that. A dog certainly will though and that this was used in a populated area is fucking inexcusable.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 17, 2017 • 11:46:57am

re: #527 allegro

Actually it is pretty specific to canines. If you watch a canine eat, they tug/pull up on their food and then gulp it down. Other critters don’t do that. The M-44 requires a pretty good tug to set it off and most other critters will never do that. A dog certainly will though and that this was used in a populated area is fucking inexcusable.

Thanks for the knowledge! I would think kids might pull on anything, but it’s good to know it’s designed to not target other animals. It’s a shame that dogs are so vulnerable. I’m sure the kid is heartbroken at the loss of his buddy.

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allegro  Mar 17, 2017 • 12:16:20pm

re: #528 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Thanks for the knowledge! I would think kids might pull on anything, but it’s good to know it’s designed to not target other animals. It’s a shame that dogs are so vulnerable. I’m sure the kid is heartbroken at the loss of his buddy.

I would fucking throttle whoever did this or approved it. It is beyond irresponsible - it criminally actionable, IMO. At the least the family should sue.


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For Long Term Economic Growth, Fund Science ResearchVIDEO at link Avideh Zakhor is a Hertz Foundation Fellow and recipient of the prestigious Hertz Foundation Grant for graduate study in the applications of the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Here, she illuminates the difference between 'big science', which ...
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NOT ONE WOMAN: What’s Missing From This Photo of Politicians Deciding the Future of Women’s Health? President Donald Trump met with the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus at the White House Thursday to try to hammer out a deal on Obamacare repeal. A major question in the final negotiations? Whether or not maternity care and mammograms ...
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How to Lie in 14 Steps: The WikiHow Guide to Dishonesty Writing for Esquire in 1969, Gore Vidal laid bare a “demagogic strategy” William F. Buckley used to befuddle opponents: If one is lying, accuse others of lying. On television this sort of thing is enormously effective in demoralizing the ...
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A Third of Black Women in Study of Disadvantaged Neighborhood Have PTSD - Chicago Tribune Nortasha Stingley doesn't remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four years ago. All she could do was cry. All she wanted to do was scream. After Stingley lost 40 pounds ...
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How Trees Talk to Each Other Published on Aug 30, 2016 "A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast ...
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Classic Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies Recipe - NYT Cooking ngredients 1 cup/227 grams (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, more for pans 1 cup/200 grams dark brown sugar, packed ⅓ cup/66 grams granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon/15 milliliters vanilla extract 1 ½ cups/187 grams all-purpose flour ¾ ...
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Ricardo Naipes, Al NorteI love how this song is about people living in the same neighborhood where my mom grew up in Southwest Detroit way back when the accordion was for the polka music. Oh and will someone please translate,,
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Maple Scones Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour (more as needed) 2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ pound (1 stick) chilled butter ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts or cooked wheat ...
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How Politicians Force Doctors to Lie to Women - Rolling Stone On Tuesday, the Texas Senate advanced a bill that would enable doctors to lie to pregnant patients about fetal deformities in order to coercively dissuade them from choosing to have an abortion. Specifically, SB 25 eliminates withholding information regarding ...
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Gang Rape of 15-Year-Old Was on Facebook Live; Police Search for Attackers - North Lawndale - DNAinfo Chicago CHICAGO — A 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was gang-raped on Facebook Live, officials said. The girl went missing Sunday. On Tuesday, Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman, announced she had been found by Ogden District ...
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