Saturday Snarky Jam: Bill Laurance, “Swag Times”

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This is a great new video by Snarky Puppy alumnus Bill Laurance. See if you can figure out the time signature of the tune; it’s pretty wacky. The way the musicians are moving to the beat seems to have no relation to the actual beat.

“Swag Times” from Bill Laurance’s latest CD/DVD “Union Chapel”.

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Bill Laurance: Piano, Roli Seaboard and Fender Rhodes
Michael League: Moog Little Phatty and Electric Bass
Robert “Sput” Searight: Drums
Felix Higginbottom: Percussion
Vera Van Der Bie: Violin
Isabella Petersen: Viola
Annie Tangberg: Cello
Katie Christie: French Horn
Arranged by Bill Laurance
Produced by Bill Laurance
Engineered by Simon Hendry
Mixed by Nic Hard at Lime Beat Studio, NY

billlaurance.com
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:26:14pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:27:36pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

I hope they included a record player and interstellar power adapter!

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:28:23pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:29:12pm

re: #2 GlutenFreeJesus

I hope they included a record player and interstellar power adapter!

The whole thing is nuclear-powered, so I think they’re good on that.

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:30:04pm

re: #2 GlutenFreeJesus

I hope they included a record player and interstellar power adapter!

Instructions on how to play the record were engraved on the cover.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:30:46pm

jeebus

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Skip Intro  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:31:43pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why are you surprised?

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:32:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:32:11pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:34:30pm
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FormerDirtDart  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:36:44pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:39:14pm

re: #1 teleskiguy

I say this with the respect, but I bet Berry wrote back and asked for royalties.

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Interesting Times  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:40:05pm

Not sure what metric was used to calculate this, though I’d love to know where housing Melania in trump tower and all the emolu-lago trips rank:

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:40:57pm
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KingKenrod  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:43:13pm

Kellyanne Conway thinks people think she isn’t smart or credible. Actually we think she is a liar-for-hire and the propaganda mouthpiece for a garbage person.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:45:21pm

re: #15 KingKenrod

Kellyanne Conway thinks people think she isn’t smart or credible. Actually we think she is a liar-for-hire and the propaganda mouthpiece for a garbage person.

… who isn’t smart or credible.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:47:56pm
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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:50:52pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:53:32pm

re: #18 jaunte

I loved the bit in the article where they talked about his being surprised that he should get a lawyer. “These are serious charges,” the judge said. Looks like he’s not going to get a free pass out of this one.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:53:47pm

Self-dealing Republican in trouble for FEC violations. I hope it’s a trend.

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:54:02pm

re: #15 KingKenrod

Kellyanne Conway thinks people think she isn’t smart or credible. Actually we think she is a liar-for-hire and the propaganda mouthpiece for a garbage person.

None of the misogynist Alpha male backstabbers in the administration have her back at all, she is finding that she isn’t welcome on TV or at work….down the memory hole she’ll go.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:54:04pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:55:52pm
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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:57:18pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

Cover of the L. L. Sad Bean Catalog.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:57:26pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

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Now that more Republicans are joining the call, expect to hear supporters argue that “the establishment” is angry with Trump and trying to tear him down by…forcing him to reveal his taxes, which they totally believe contain nothing controversial. Yes, even Joni Ernst will be spun as “the establishment.”

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2017 • 5:58:54pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

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Donnie Jr. is getting quite a belly too.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:01:14pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:01:49pm
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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:03:45pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

TFW you’ve lost the pig castrating lady.

Testicles are testicles…

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:04:11pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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The WaPo had one on the “new” Glenn Beck the day after you called him out for trying to link environmentalism with Nazism.

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:07:24pm

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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The media is engaged in one of its favorite past-times: Normalizing truly putrid human beings so as to maintain the false balance that is their guiding belief. Because if you acknowledge that Kellyanne is a bullshit artist and Don Jr. a living caricature of a rich kid, then you risk chasing off that valuable WWC demographic who…absolutely avoids your paper because they think you’re a bunch of godless commies and prefer the offerings of Fox News and The National Enquirer.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:07:46pm

re: #25 Targetpractice

Now that more Republicans are joining the call, expect to hear supporters argue that “the establishment” is angry with Trump and trying to tear him down by…forcing him to reveal his taxes, which they totally believe contain nothing controversial. Yes, even Joni Ernst will be spun as “the establishment.”

Anyone “against” Trump is the establishment to those cultists.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:10:14pm

Any reactions to Iron Fist?

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:10:34pm
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b.d.  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:11:02pm

re: #23 goddamnedfrank

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Q. What’s the difference between a Bull Elephant and Bull Shitter?

A. About 20 pounds and a plaid shirt.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:11:09pm

re: #33 Nyet

Any reactions to Iron Fist?

I’m just watching the first episode… if I make it through the 2nd I’ll give a review.

I tend to give up easily on most TV series.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:11:14pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:11:27pm
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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:11:33pm

Update on sister-in-law’s condition:

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:12:55pm

Instagram

Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of silence is idefinitely n order. RIP

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:13:47pm
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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:14:28pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

Tears

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Targetpractice  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:15:00pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well gee, I can take a stab at what the consensus probably is: Russia is totally the victim here because we all know that Democrats are just bitter over Hillary losing and any suggestion that they helped Trump win is just a distraction from the reality that Bernie totally would have won if not for the dark machinations of DWS and the DNC.

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Swampwitch  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:15:18pm

re: #33 Nyet

I’m on episode 7 and at this point I’m just watching to be stubborn. It’s slow, it’s plodding, and it’s boring. Still a few episodes to go and it can’t possibly get any worse, so I’m hopeful(?).

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HappyWarrior  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:16:36pm

re: #43 Targetpractice

Well gee, I can take a stab at what the consensus probably is: Russia is totally the victim here because we all know that Democrats are just bitter over Hillary losing and any suggestion that they helped Trump win is just a distraction from the reality that Bernie totally would have won if not for the dark machinations of DWS and the DNC.

I’m so tired of Bernie and his bro cult. I’m hoping if he runs again in 2020 that it’s not even close for him. It’s a shame. He could have been a good messager but he turned out to be almost a lefty Trump in some ways.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:18:53pm

re: #33 Nyet

Any reactions to Iron Fist?

Watched the first 3 episodes last night. Really liking it. The lead character is complex enough to be interesting, not just a 2-dimensional superhero type. And the villains are also more than cardboard cutouts. Seems like another winner for Netflix so far.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:20:45pm

re: #44 Swampwitch

Not good news.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:21:37pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Watched the first 3 episodes last night. Really liking it. The lead character is complex enough to be interesting, not just a 2-dimensional superhero type. And the villains are also more than cardboard cutouts. Seems like another winner for Netflix so far.

Thanks for another perspective. I guess I’ll just have to watch and see for myself, since the people online are divided.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:25:35pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Does it pick up after the 1st episode? Sorry to me is was a slow storyline with bad dialogue… Wheat-Dog and I discussed this morning.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:27:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:27:05pm

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Dave In Austin  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:27:24pm

Bug zapper is on junebug patrol tonite. Snappy!!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:27:49pm

re: #49 Dave In Austin

It definitely picks up after the first episode.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:28:05pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

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ObserverArt  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:28:28pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

Frankly My Dear … @goddamnedfrank
TFW you’ve lost the pig castrating lady.


8:16 PM - 18 Mar 2017
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Is she feelin’ the heat from her two recent town halls?

Are voices of actual Americans starting to make Republican politicians weigh the amount of Trump they want stuck to them?

The waters are getting increasingly rough.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:28:29pm

re: #3 Skip Intro

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Conway is neither smart nor truthful so I must be a horrible person. Not nearly as horrible as her boss though so I’m good.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:28:50pm

re: #52 Dave In Austin

Out here in the country the june bug swarms sound like a couple of dozen people are tapping on the window screens.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:30:49pm

re: #54 thedopefishlives

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Dave In Austin  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:31:29pm

re: #57 jaunte

Out here in the country the june bug swarms sound like a couple of dozen people are tapping on the window screens.

Quite the evening tonite. Too bad I have to go to work. It’s a perfect Texas fire pit nite

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:32:33pm
It works for 56-year-old Linda Preast, who signed up for the program two years ago after a stroke left her in a wheelchair. Meals on Wheels delivers to her every weekday. Like most residents in Jones County, she voted for Donald Trump.

“Are you surprised?” Miller asked.

“Yeah,” Preast said. “Because he was told- I was under the influence that he was going to help us.”

… under the influence of something.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:32:53pm

re: #58 Anymouse

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:33:14pm

re: #60 goddamnedfrank

… under the influence of something.

Propaganda’s a helluva drug, and the GOP’s been at it for a long time.

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Swampwitch  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:35:32pm

I wish I was enjoying Iron Fist more. Maybe my personal bar was set too high after the excellent Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and season 1 of Daredevil. Weirdly, I find myself rooting for Evil(?) Brother more than Danny.
Also, anytime I see Rosario Dawson these days I have the same visceral reaction I do for Susan Sarandon.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:38:04pm

Heh.

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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:41:16pm

re: #62 Anymouse

Side Eye. WTF

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:44:29pm

re: #65 prairiefire

Side Eye. WTF

If I were in charge of one of our ally nations, I would be damn cautious about what my country’s foreign minister or senior politicians said around Mr. Trump (even if his family isn’t present).

It is definitely a sad state of affairs for foreign policy at the moment.

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Kragar  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:48:17pm
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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:48:18pm

re: #66 Anymouse

I think the problem is that they are not afraid of us and see us as vulnerable due to the proven (again and again) incompetency of our elected leadership.

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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:49:58pm

re: #67 Kragar

Master Diplomat.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:50:00pm

re: #68 prairiefire

I think the problem is that they are not afraid of us and see us as vulnerable due to the proven (again and again) incompetency of our elected leadership.

I suspect they’re wary of whether or not we’ll be there if something happens. “It’s only the eastern part of Germany we’re ceding back to Russia. Where’s the harm?”

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:50:23pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:51:09pm

re: #18 jaunte

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Karma is such a b….

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b.d.  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:51:43pm

re: #67 Kragar

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[tillerson] I wouldn’t go to dinner with those folks anyways, they eat with sticks for Christsakes! [/tellerson]

Ahhhhhhh……..diplomacy….

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:52:14pm

re: #60 goddamnedfrank

She deserves it. Unf., the non-Trump-voters don’t.

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:53:28pm

re: #33 Nyet

Any reactions to Iron Fist?

So far, it’s been meh. Perhaps the worst of the MCU series so far, but mediocre when compared to others.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:54:26pm

re: #75 while(1) worries++;

So far, it’s been meh. Perhaps the worst of the MCU series so far, but mediocre when compared to others.

I was going to say, being the worst out of the Marvel universe isn’t all that bad. Although Spider-Man did set a rather low bar.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:55:50pm

re: #71 Anymouse

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:58:52pm
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jaunte  Mar 18, 2017 • 6:59:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:03:15pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:04:41pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

Beyond undermining their interests: shit-talking about war with North Korea, empty or serious, means putting South Korea’s ass on the line.

Not just the artillery pointed at Seoul, the likelihood that dick-waving will be met with yet another act of petty violence.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:04:42pm

Yup. And Mr. Trump is only doing the same thing as the rest of the GOP does with us.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:05:27pm
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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:05:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:05:50pm

I guess I’m the odd man out again, because I’m thoroughly enjoying Iron Fist.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:06:57pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

I guess I’m the odd man out again, because I’m thoroughly enjoying Iron Fist.

We always knew you were an odd duck, Charles.///

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Kragar  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:11:06pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

I watched the first 3 episodes, thought it was OK

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:11:40pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Only watched the first episode… it has entertainment value, but I find some of the characters a bit too stereotypical.

Have you watched Stan Lee’s Lucky Man?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:12:12pm

re: #64 Anymouse

This is way too early in the game here for these kind of pronouncements. The UK has yet to pull the trigger on Brexit in invoking Article 50, and when that happens, after 24 months its done and over with-period, regardless of whatever agreements have or have not been made. Meanwhile, many Eurozone banks are dead men walking, and the Donald’s main bank, Deutsche Bank, has a derivatives book as big as JPMChase but a market cap of $25 B, whereas JPMC’s market cap is $323 B. When Mr. Market starts to convulse and all of these contracts held by DB have to get triggered and DB can’t honor, things can get real ugly real quick….

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:14:12pm

re: #89 Eric The Fruit Bat

I guess I don’t understand why the EU doesn’t move proactively and seize DB. Sure, there will be shock for a day, but then it will be over. Otherwise, it seems everyone is just tip toeing around … hoping to not knock over the impossibly balanced knife.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:15:41pm

And here is an idea: hold the heads of banks as accountable as criminals, for putting at risk entire monetary systems just to fluff up the books of their corporation.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:17:44pm

re: #81 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Beyond undermining their interests: shit-talking about war with North Korea, empty or serious, means putting South Korea’s ass on the line.

Not just the artillery pointed at Seoul, the likelihood that dick-waving will be met with yet another act of petty violence.

That’s what I mean, Rex was recklessly fucking around with other people’s lives, in their own fucking home. I’m honestly surprised all they did was give him a cold shoulder and imply he’s a tired old man. I mean I get that they’re trying to be diplomatic too, but the level of restraint is still pretty remarkable given how much grief he’s inflicted on them.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:18:06pm

re: #91 freetoken

And here is an idea: hold the heads of banks as accountable as criminals, for putting at risk entire monetary systems just to fluff up the books of their corporation.

You and I both know that’s a pipe dream. The men at the top (and why is it always men?) never suffer consequences for their malfeasance. They get handed golden parachutes. Sure, sometimes one of them might get sacked, but the terms of their severance are never disclosed…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:18:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:19:53pm
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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:20:08pm

re: #83 Anymouse

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“I”has no comprehension of the widow’s experience.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:20:11pm

This is the stage when you can approach them and talk about what we’re all going to do next. Not before this, though.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:20:48pm

re: #93 thedopefishlives

You and I both know that’s a pipe dream. The men at the top (and why is it always men?) never suffer consequences for their malfeasance. They get handed golden parachutes. Sure, sometimes one of them might get sacked, but the terms of their severance are never disclosed…

Note what happens when it’s a woman though (Martha Stewart).

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:21:22pm

re: #98 Anymouse

Note what happens when it’s a woman though (Martha Stewart).

She should’ve stayed in the kitchen.///

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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:22:05pm

re: #99 thedopefishlives

That lady taught me how to fold fitted sheets!

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Birth Control Works  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:27:48pm
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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:27:56pm

Interesting:

Del. James P. Massie III (VA-72) has called it quits! After nearly a decade of holding his seat in the Virginia General Assembly unopposed, Massie folded when confronted by a strong Democrat running a vigorous and energized campaign: Schuyler VanValkenburg (Check Schuyler out here).

Eddie Whitlock, the chair of the Henrico County Republican Committee, will replace Massie on the ticket.

This makes a good example for those who wonder if we should run Democrats in every location.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:28:43pm

This explains a lot.

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JordanRules  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:29:05pm

re: #94 The Vicious Babushka

Best shawarma ever is in Dearborn. Nom, nom!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:29:52pm
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JordanRules  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:30:16pm

re: #97 Belafon

Precisely and the media can cut the bullshit about it too.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:31:38pm

So, a friend on FB in utter exasperation wanted to know why Trump supporters were so !@#$% stupid. This hurt the fee-fees of some Trump supporters on her friends list.

One fine gentleman in particular wanted to know if my friend thought he was stupid, as took to reminding everyone he was a psychologist with a 154 IQ (twice, that I know of). Instead of just walking away, I wrote the following:

A person with a high IQ voting for an unqualified bigot, who also boasted about getting away with groping women, to run the country?

At best, it says “I am not capable of electing people based on qualifications, despite my IQ.”

At worst, it says “Sociopath”.

The guy laughed and said basically I couldn’t care less what you think. I snarked that sociopaths aren’t known for their bialy to care about others, which illicited a wink emoticon.

Part of me actually feels shitty about saying that. But then I started thinking about how this guy was basically smugly waving his IQ around, like some sort of mental phallus that inoculates him from making mistakes. I also started thinking about just the straight-up lying Trump and his crew engage in, that a supposedly high IQ person should recognize.

It really pissed me off. This guy at one point used a DARVO to claim that HRC was the amoral one. And then I started thinking about all of the false balance “Everyone is in their own bubble” and the “We need to reach out to and be nice to the Trump supporters” and I’m like “Fuck. That.”

A person with a high IQ and works with mentally ill people who supports this monster and the party who enables him? I’m sorry, there’s something off there.

Needless to say, I got over my regret with the sociopath comment pretty fucking quickly.

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freetoken  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:32:46pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:35:58pm

re: #107 Mattand

People waving their high IQ around, pretending to be experts on all the things, are the walking definition of Dunning-Kruger. Just because you have a high IQ, it does not necessarily follow that you have common sense, or expertise in politics, economics, or social affairs required to speak with authority.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:37:07pm

re: #84 Belafon

The Steele dossier, a document in need of a verification itself, cannot serve as a verification, contrary to what this guy thinks.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:37:44pm

re: #107 Mattand

So, a friend on FB in utter exasperation wanted to know why Trump supporters were so !@#$% stupid. This hurt the fee-fees of some Trump supporters on her friends list.

One fine gentleman in particular wanted to know if my friend thought he was stupid, as took to reminding everyone he was a psychologist with a 154 IQ (twice, that I know of). Instead of just walking away, I wrote the following:

The guy laughed and said basically I couldn’t care less what you think. I snarked that sociopaths aren’t known for their bialy to care about others, which illicited a wink emoticon.

Part of me actually feels shitty about saying that. But then I started thinking about how this guy was basically smugly waving his IQ around, like some sort of mental phallus that inoculates him from making mistakes. I also started thinking about just the straight-up lying Trump and his crew engage in, that a supposedly high IQ person should recognize.

It really pissed me off. This guy at one point used a DARVO to claim that HRC was the amoral one. And then I started thinking about all of the false balance “Everyone is in their own bubble” and the “We need to reach out to and be nice to the Trump supporters” and I’m like “Fuck. That.”

A person with a high IQ and works with mentally ill people who supports this monster and the party who enables him? I’m sorry, there’s something off there.

Needless to say, I got over my regret with the sociopath comment pretty fucking quickly.

My IQ is around that level and I voted for Clinton. IQs are generally based on being able to find patterns in data. I’m going to therefore guess mine is at least 146 since I found one pattern he did not.

Edit: In truth, I think my IQ is blue.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:41:44pm

I bought my 12 year old a Dungeons & Dragons board game and had him invite 3 friends to play. I’m going to have to make them wrap it up. They’ve been playing it for 5 hours. And these are kids who spend a lot of time on computers and game consoles.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:43:00pm

re: #109 thedopefishlives

Damn it, I wish I had remembered Dunning-Kreuger. That would have been the perfect mic drop.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:43:08pm

GTFOOH

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:43:19pm

Bernie Bros are stupid as fuck.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:43:28pm

re: #113 Mattand

Damn it, I wish I had remembered Dunning-Kreuger. That would have been the perfect mic drop.

That’s OK. Stuff like this is what you guys keep me around for. Semi-photographic memory and all that jazz.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:43:48pm

re: #114 FormerDirtDart

GTFOOH

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BFD!

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:46:21pm

re: #111 Belafon

My IQ is around that level and I voted for Clinton. Both of our IQs are based on being able to find patterns in data. I’m going to therefore guess mine is at least 146 since I found one pattern he did not.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:47:57pm
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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:49:10pm

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

That list was so far off plumb that I would guess it was a Russian bot.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:50:24pm

re: #120 retired cynic

That list was so far off plumb that I would guess it was a Russian bot.

That is some heavy duty DARVO shit.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:53:17pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Watched the first 3 episodes last night. Really liking it. The lead character is complex enough to be interesting, not just a 2-dimensional superhero type. And the villains are also more than cardboard cutouts. Seems like another winner for Netflix so far.

Interested to hear that perspective, because every review I’ve seen so far has been “This is by far the worst Netflix MCU series.”

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BeachDem  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:53:22pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

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She also said that “We need clarification on how many of those are folks that will choose not to engage in health care”

so she remains a heartless, clueless, hideous moron, even though she wants to see the tax returns.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:54:09pm

re: #123 BeachDem

She also said that “We need clarification on how many of those are folks that will choose not to engage in health care”

so she remains a heartless, clueless, hideous moron, even though she wants to see the tax returns.

Who the fuck cares about how many will choose not to engage in health care? What about the ones who will have no choice but to refrain from engaging? Fucking dumbshits.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:54:09pm

re: #120 retired cynic

That list was so far off plumb that I would guess it was a Russian bot.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:54:53pm

re: #123 BeachDem

She also said that “We need clarification on how many of those are folks that will choose not to engage in health care”

so she remains a heartless, clueless, hideous moron, even though she wants to see the tax returns.

And stupid. Some people may choose not to “engage in health insurance,” but very few who spend their lifetimes without “engaging in health care.”

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:55:21pm

Good evening Lizards. After an afternoon of working on reupholstering a chair, I’m ready for some Republican-bashing!

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:56:05pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

He’s sold himself the idea that Bannon actually fucking cares about “the working class” when even a brief perusal of Bannon’s politics (through the lens of Breitbart and his interviews) demonstrates that he gives two tugs of a dead dog’s cock about people in general…but desperately cares about culture war abstractions—whiteness, Christian-ness, American-ness—in ways that mean throwing actual people, even the ones that believe the same as he, into a giant fucking meat grinder.

I want his drug stash, because whatever’s he’s rolling on is awesome…and it needs to be taken away from him before he writes again.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:56:48pm

re: #127 calochortus

Good evening Lizards. After an afternoon of working on reupholstering a chair, I’m ready for some Republican-bashing!

Sounds like fun. I was outside working on brakes this afternoon. Tomorrow, the weather is supposed to be nice enough that I shall roll The Beast from her berth in the #1 garage spot and get her to ignite for the first time this spring, and hopefully resolve the issues that she had that ended her fall cruising season last year.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 7:59:08pm

re: #129 thedopefishlives

Could be more fun. It’s awkward to work on because it’s basically a large bucket seat that sits in a wooden frame. Not having an actual upholstery shop with a big table to plop this thing on, I have to wrestle with it on the floor. But it’s super comfortable, and was in pretty bad shape, so I told my son (whose chair it is) that I’d fix it up for him.

Have fun with your vehicle. May she return to her cruising capabilities.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:00:26pm

re: #130 calochortus

Could be more fun. It’s awkward to work on because it’s basically a large bucket seat that sits in a wooden frame. Not having an actual upholstery shop with a big table to plop this thing on, I have to wrestle with it on the floor. But it’s super comfortable, and was in pretty bad shape, so I told my son (whose chair it is) that I’d fix it up for him.

Likewise, working on The Beast isn’t all fun and games. For one thing, every time I light the fire, there’s always a risk that it could quite literally light on fire, which makes it a bit nerve-wracking. For another thing, it never behaves the same way twice when I start it; its unpredictability makes it a bit maddening when I just want to slide behind the wheel and take a cruise.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:01:39pm

re: #122 Mattand

Interested to hear that perspective, because every review I’ve seen so far has been “This is by far the worst Netflix MCU series.”

There’s a kind of weary cynicism that always sets in with any successful artistic endeavor, that blinds people to the quality of anything new because they’re comparing it to a jaded evaluation of something they liked before. You see this with musicians too, when critics suddenly all start trashing a band or an artist they previously hailed as the greatest thing to appear on the scene since the last artist they hailed then trashed.

Since I learned to pay no attention to the prevailing opinions of critics, I’ve been much happier.

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:01:51pm

re: #122 Mattand

Interested to hear that perspective, because every review I’ve seen so far has been “This is by far the worst Netflix MCU series.”

Take into account I’m comparing it against Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The early episodes, as I remember (though I might be incorrect), left me at the edge of my seat (and sometimes, behind it). The action so far (beginning episode 4), is good, and the characters, especially the villains, have potential.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:06:09pm

re: #131 thedopefishlives

Likewise, working on The Beast isn’t all fun and games. For one thing, every time I light the fire, there’s always a risk that it could quite literally light on fire, which makes it a bit nerve-wracking. For another thing, it never behaves the same way twice when I start it; its unpredictability makes it a bit maddening when I just want to slide behind the wheel and take a cruise.

Oh, I don’t know, having your car burst into flames could add some excitement to your otherwise hum-drum existence. That (among other things-like wheels falling off) is why I never try to fix my vehicles. I have a very reliable mechanic.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:07:33pm

re: #107 Mattand

One fine gentleman in particular wanted to know if my friend thought he was stupid, as took to reminding everyone he was a psychologist with a 154 IQ (twice, that I know of). Instead of just walking away, I wrote the following:

The overwhelming majority of people with a high IQ need neither wave their educational achievements nor their IQ around. (It’s pretty much an appeal to authority.)

Moreover, an advanced degree in any subject is not evidence of a high IQ. (High intelligence makes learning easier, but guarantees nothing by itself.) Likewise, lower academic achievement is not indicative of an average or low IQ.

It really pissed me off. This guy at one point used a DARVO to claim that HRC was the amoral one. And then I started thinking about all of the false balance “Everyone is in their own bubble” and the “We need to reach out to and be nice to the Trump supporters” and I’m like “Fuck. That.”

I’ll be nice to a Trump voter who realises what went wrong and works somehow to fix it. A wingnut parroting talking points, that’s a religion and I have little patience arguing with someone’s religion.

Multiple studies have shown that people of higher IQs tend to lean more liberal (and less religious).

re: #111 Belafon

My IQ is around that level and I voted for Clinton. IQs are generally based on being able to find patterns in data. I’m going to therefore guess mine is at least 146 since I found one pattern he did not.

Edit: In truth, I think my IQ is blue.

I like that. “I think my IQ is blue.” Can I steal that line?

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:07:36pm

re: #134 calochortus

Oh, I don’t know, having your car burst into flames could add some excitement to your otherwise hum-drum existence. That (among other things-like wheels falling off) is why I never try to fix my vehicles. I have a very reliable mechanic.

I’ve already had it happen once. Thankfully, I happened to be the one driving her at the time, and I was also pulling into a gas station when it happened. It sounds like the worst possible scenario, but think about it - they have tons of fire extinguishers close to hand for exactly such a scenario. I got her put out immediately and with little damage beyond some melted wiring and a ruined distributor. I shudder to think of what would have happened had it caught fire when Mrs. Fish was driving her…

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Dave In Austin  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:10:11pm

Hubba hubba……. That’s my girl…..

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prairiefire  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:13:27pm

re: #131 thedopefishlives

Be careful.

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majii  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:14:47pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

“TFW you’ve lost the pig castrating lady.”

I don’t think the GOP is losing the “pig castrating lady.” I think this change from her is due to the heat she took at her town hall during which her constituents hounded her about not taking a stand against Trump on any issue. It’s a self-serving move on her part. She wants to keep her seat in Congress and is taking a step that she hopes will show she is demonstrating a little bit of opposition to the Talking Yam. Don’t expect her to vote against anything McConnell brings to the Senate floor for a vote even if she knows it will harm Iowans.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:15:37pm

re: #138 prairiefire

Be careful.

Always. I have a fire extinguisher in The Beast now; and I am always abundantly cautious when I work on my cars. Of all the amateur pursuits I enjoy, mechanics is my first love; and I take care to do good work and to be safe at the same time. I don’t work on things that are outside my expertise, and I make sure I always have the right tools for the job.

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steve_davis  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:15:55pm

re: #17 FormerDirtDart

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I’d actually thought Nato Article V was the only death penalty left on the books. And for good reason. You just can’t trust Talos.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:16:12pm

re: #130 calochortus

Could be more fun. It’s awkward to work on because it’s basically a large bucket seat that sits in a wooden frame. Not having an actual upholstery shop with a big table to plop this thing on, I have to wrestle with it on the floor. But it’s super comfortable, and was in pretty bad shape, so I told my son (whose chair it is) that I’d fix it up for him.

Have fun with your vehicle. May she return to her cruising capabilities.

You have my ultimate respect. I got fabric a week ago to make a new slipcover for a chair and I’m dreading it. I have a pattern since I’ve already made one for it that has now worn out and it will only take me maybe 3 hours if I work real slow. But…I. Hate. Sewing.

I will be whining about this dread still a month from now probably. Did I mention that I hate sewing?

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majii  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:18:08pm

re: #18 jaunte

“Former GOP Congressman who once called the Obama White House “lawless” arrested for felony election law violations.”

And, according to an article I read in the Dallas Morning News yesterday, he’s blaming the “deep state” for his arrest.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:18:18pm

re: #135 Anymouse

I’m such a snob I’ve never bothered to find out what my IQ is. I’m sure someone tested me some time, somewhere.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:19:43pm

re: #142 allegro

You have my ultimate respect. I got fabric a week ago to make a new slipcover for a chair and I’m dreading it. I have a pattern since I’ve already made one for it that has now worn out and it will only take me maybe 3 hours if I work real slow. But…I. Hate. Sewing.

I will be whining about this dread still a month from now probably. Did I mention that I hate sewing?

I just finished something that took a couple of hours at most, and have been putting it off for months. It was so good to get it done, I swore I would tackle other things I’ve been putting off, like my desk top, which is covered in projects and stuff, and needs refinishing. Ahem. Tomorrow I’ll start.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:20:40pm

re: #144 calochortus

I’m such a snob I’ve never bothered to find out what my IQ is. I’m sure someone tested me some time, somewhere.

Eleventy million?

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BeachDem  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:20:46pm

re: #107 Mattand

So, a friend on FB in utter exasperation wanted to know why Trump supporters were so !@#$% stupid. This hurt the fee-fees of some Trump supporters on her friends list.

One fine gentleman in particular wanted to know if my friend thought he was stupid, as took to reminding everyone he was a psychologist with a 154 IQ (twice, that I know of). Instead of just walking away, I wrote the following:

The guy laughed and said basically I couldn’t care less what you think. I snarked that sociopaths aren’t known for their bialy to care about others, which illicited a wink emoticon.

Part of me actually feels shitty about saying that. But then I started thinking about how this guy was basically smugly waving his IQ around, like some sort of mental phallus that inoculates him from making mistakes. I also started thinking about just the straight-up lying Trump and his crew engage in, that a supposedly high IQ person should recognize.

It really pissed me off. This guy at one point used a DARVO to claim that HRC was the amoral one. And then I started thinking about all of the false balance “Everyone is in their own bubble” and the “We need to reach out to and be nice to the Trump supporters” and I’m like “Fuck. That.”

A person with a high IQ and works with mentally ill people who supports this monster and the party who enables him? I’m sorry, there’s something off there.

Needless to say, I got over my regret with the sociopath comment pretty fucking quickly.

I go with the simple mantra about Trump voters: stupid or hateful or both. It has not let me down yet…

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:21:39pm

re: #144 calochortus

I’m such a snob I’ve never bothered to find out what my IQ is. I’m sure someone tested me some time, somewhere.

Mine’s fair to midland, slightly above adequate, definitely not Forrest Gump.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:22:56pm

re: #144 calochortus

I’m such a snob I’ve never bothered to find out what my IQ is. I’m sure someone tested me some time, somewhere.

I only know mine due to staying over at my parent’s house one night cuz I was too snockered to drive home. Did a little test in their Reader’s Digest Bathroom Edition that told me that I MUST write to Mensa for an at-home test. For fun I did then stuck it in a drawer for a couple of years. Mentioned it to my brother during another evening of partying and he said “Oh, we gotta do this!” So we did. We both qualified and joined Mensa soon after.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:23:41pm

re: #144 calochortus

I’m such a snob I’ve never bothered to find out what my IQ is. I’m sure someone tested me some time, somewhere.

“I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested.”

I’m sure mine is a very nice number, but I’ve never really much cared. I know I’m smart, that’s why I’m damn good at what I do. The point is that there are constraints on my intelligence, because my God, do I do some dumb shit sometimes.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:23:42pm

re: #145 retired cynic

I just finished something that took a couple of hours at most, and have been putting it off for months. It was so good to get it done, I swore I would tackle other things I’ve been putting off, like my desk top, which is covered in projects and stuff, and needs refinishing. Ahem. Tomorrow I’ll start.

My soulmate. Thank you. ;)

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:24:05pm

re: #140 thedopefishlives

Always. I have a fire extinguisher in The Beast now; and I am always abundantly cautious when I work on my cars. Of all the amateur pursuits I enjoy, mechanics is my first love; and I take care to do good work and to be safe at the same time. I don’t work on things that are outside my expertise, and I make sure I always have the right tools for the job.

My brother-in-law inherited a 1965 Ford Thunderbird from a friend of his who died last year. The fellow worked for Ford, bought the car new, parked it in his garage, and never drove it again.

My brother-in-law put new tires on the car and started driving it (then learning what happens to engine seals that haven’t been checked in half-a-century).

He now has the car at a Ford dealer, having all that stuff replaced.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:24:36pm

re: #142 allegro

You have my ultimate respect. I got fabric a week ago to make a new slipcover for a chair and I’m dreading it. I have a pattern since I’ve already made one for it that has now worn out and it will only take me maybe 3 hours if I work real slow. But…I. Hate. Sewing.

I will be whining about this dread still a month from now probably. Did I mention that I hate sewing?

I think slipcovers are harder than upholstery. A slipcover actually has to fit, whereas with true upholstery there isn’t a whole lot of sewing, you cut the fabric approximately to size and staple it to the frame. Reupholstering is scarier though, since you need to take all the fabric off. There is no going back. Whereas with a slipcover, you still have all the original stuff intact underneath the new slipcover.
Unfortunately this reupholstery I’m doing now is closer to a slipcover (except that I can’t take it off again, but the “bucket” seat doesn’t have anything to attach fabric to-I’m just sewing something that fits over the shape and then it gets tied through the back and bottom of the foam.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:25:04pm

re: #148 teleskiguy

Mine’s fair to midland, slightly above adequate, definitely not Forrest Gump.

Elevated above the snow line?

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steve_davis  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:25:30pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

I guess I’m the odd man out again, because I’m thoroughly enjoying Iron Fist.

I’m actually enjoying the hell out of it as well.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:25:49pm

re: #146 Anymouse

Eleventy million?

Could be! Probably just about the same as yours, so I’m sure we’re both in that range.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:25:54pm

re: #152 Anymouse

My brother-in-law inherited a 1965 Ford Thunderbird from a friend of his who died last year. The fellow worked for Ford, bought the car new, parked it in his garage, and never drove it again.

My brother-in-law put new tires on the car and started driving it (then learning what happens to engine seals that haven’t been checked in half-a-century).

He now has the car at a Ford dealer, having all that stuff replaced.

The Beast sat outside (albeit under a cover) for a quarter century, from the early 1990’s until two years ago. I dragged her out from her resting place, put new tires on her and replaced all of her electronic components, and fired her up. I’ve been tweaking on her ever since. This year, I hope to have her running the whole year, so I can start focusing money on some of the luxury features like cruise control and restoring the vinyl top.

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BeachDem  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:26:07pm

re: #124 thedopefishlives

Who the fuck cares about how many will choose not to engage in health care? What about the ones who will have no choice but to refrain from engaging? Fucking dumbshits.

Yeah—as I said earlier when saw that quote—I chose not to engage in breast cancer but my “choice” went unheard.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:28:04pm

re: #154 Anymouse

Elevated above the snow line?

You’re thinking timberline. And, uh, timberline varies greatly by latitude, so I’m super genius at the North Pole ‘cause there are no trees and I’m Beavis-&-Butthead dumbass near the equator in the tropics.

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:28:46pm

re: #122 Mattand

Interested to hear that perspective, because every review I’ve seen so far has been “This is by far the worst Netflix MCU series.”

On the positive side, the series is really successful at tying all the other series (Jessica Jones’ Hogart plays a role, The Hand makes another comeback, and small references here and there).

Taking into consideration how Luke Cage ended, I expected to see Dawson much earlier.

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:30:44pm

re: #112 Belafon

I bought my 12 year old a Dungeons & Dragons board game and had him invite 3 friends to play. I’m going to have to make them wrap it up. They’ve been playing it for 5 hours. And these are kids who spend a lot of time on computers and game consoles.

When my son was at the facility for the past year, I gave him my copies of the DnD 5th edition and Mongoose Traveller and my bag of dice. The boys got in a whole lot of gaming :)

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:31:37pm

The other question is whether the person citing their IQ can explain what the test they took actually measured.

…because I find a lot of people don’t get what their results mean, because they don’t think about all the different ways you learn and “know” things.

(The big one being—refinement in a single specialized area trumps general comprehension skills)

You can identify an utter cockknocker if they insist their IQ makes them better than someone with a degree and citations. Which I encounter….often.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:32:58pm

re: #152 Anymouse

Oh - I suppose you don’t know who The Beast actually is. She’s a 1979 Lincoln Continental - a 2.5 ton behemoth of an automobile, 0-60 in about a minute and a half, laden with smog hardware and hamstrung by 1970’s emissions regulations. When Mrs. Fish was a little girl, she asked her dad, “Daddy, can I have that car when I get older?” He agreed, and true to his word, he kept it even after he had purchased a newer Lincoln for a regular driver. A couple of years back, Mrs. Fish had me put my tax refund into getting her back on her feet, and she’s been in my garage since the early summer of 2015. Fall 2015 is when she caught fire, but I fixed her wiring over the winter (hooray for experience with a soldering iron!) and have been working through the rest of her reliability issues one by one so that I can be assured of her operational status, at which point I can spend money on fixing her appearance and luxury options.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:33:50pm

re: #160 while(1) worries++;

On the positive side, the series is really successful at tying all the other series (Jessica Jones’ Hogart plays a role, The Hand makes another comeback, and small references here and there).

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I was complaining about Iron Fist earlier, after watching Ep 1. I’m not giving up on it, though. I guess I was expecting something more action-packed, like the first eps of the other MCU-TV series. Even so, my complaints about the plausibility of Danny’s reappearance as it was scripted stand.

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Kragar  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:34:54pm
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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:35:08pm

re: #153 calochortus

I think slipcovers are harder than upholstery. A slipcover actually has to fit, whereas with true upholstery there isn’t a whole lot of sewing, you cut the fabric approximately to size and staple it to the frame. Reupholstering is scarier though, since you need to take all the fabric off. There is no going back. Whereas with a slipcover, you still have all the original stuff intact underneath the new slipcover.
Unfortunately this reupholstery I’m doing now is closer to a slipcover (except that I can’t take it off again, but the “bucket” seat doesn’t have anything to attach fabric to-I’m just sewing something that fits over the shape and then it gets tied through the back and bottom of the foam.

This is the slipcover I made before. Damn proud of that since did I mention I hate to sew? Which means I do very little of it (though my mom made sure I learned how) but I do watch HGTV. It’s just pin, sew, pin, sew, pin… seemingly forever. This time I got fabric that isn’t quilted so it will hopefully be easier but damn, I really hate to sew. LOL

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William Lewis  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:35:34pm

re: #147 BeachDem

I go with the simple mantra about Trump voters: stupid or hateful or both. It has not let me down yet…

I prefer “Drunk? Stupid? Or drunk AND stupid?”

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Timothy Watson  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:37:25pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

What the fuck. Seriously. WTF. David Brooks writes a paean to Stephen Bannon. “Let Bannon Be Bannon!”

Bobo can just fuck right off to the closest Applebee’s salad bar.

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while(1) worries++;  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:39:24pm

re: #164 wheat-dogg

I was complaining about Iron Fist earlier, after watching Ep 1. I’m not giving up on it, though. I guess I was expecting something more action-packed, like the first eps of the other MCU-TV series. Even so, my complaints about the plausibility of Danny’s reappearance as it was scripted stand.

I prefer to give them time. It’s like the first episodes of Young Justice. I found some of the minor details annoying (the whole “Hello, Megan” thing got on my nerves pretty quickly). Later most are explained and explored very well. Sometimes the writers need some time for the reveal.

(Just as a side note, I’m also watching this series. That’s why I’m using it as an example.)

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:39:49pm

re: #166 allegro

[Embedded content]

This is the slipcover I made before. Damn proud of that since did I mention I hate to sew? Which means I do very little of it (though my mom made sure I learned how) but I do watch HGTV. It’s just pin, sew, pin, sew, pin… seemingly forever. This time I got fabric that isn’t quilted so it will hopefully be easier but damn, I really hate to sew. LOL

I like to sew. Too bad you can’t drop by with your chair…

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:40:32pm

re: #159 teleskiguy

You’re thinking timberline. And, uh, timberline varies greatly by latitude, so I’m super genius at the North Pole ‘cause there are no trees and I’m Beavis-&-Butthead dumbass near the equator in the tropics.

Timberline around here is the elm tree in my yard.

There is a snow line of sorts: counties to our immediate west get more snow than we do because they are higher in elevation (thus colder). That said, it’s mostly quibbling over terms.

I do like to send out the occasional E-mail to people when there is a blizzard warning in Hawai’i.

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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:43:11pm

Here’s one of the shittiest covers of Johnny B. Goode.

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:44:52pm

I remembered who that Seth Abramson quoted above is.

He’s that deluded Berniac lunatic that wrote this article about which we had quite a few laughs here:

Jun 5, 2016
Media: Bernie Sanders is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:45:27pm

re: #170 calochortus

I like to sew. Too bad you can’t drop by with your chair…

You have no idea how “too bad” that is. I would enthusiastically trade spending two months crocheting you a bedspread for your afternoon of sewing.

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Jay C  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:48:25pm

re: #139 majii

“TFW you’ve lost the pig castrating lady.”

I don’t think the GOP is losing the “pig castrating lady.” I think this change from her is due to the heat she took at her town hall during which her constituents hounded her about not taking a stand against Trump on any issue. It’s a self-serving move on her part. She wants to keep her seat in Congress and is taking a step that she hopes will show she is demonstrating a little bit of opposition to the Talking Yam. Don’t expect her to vote against anything McConnell brings to the Senate floor for a vote even if she knows it will harm Iowans.

Not sure about the “keep her seat ” bit, though: Joni Ernst isn’t up for reelection until 2020. So, like most Senators, especially Republican ones, why should she care?

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blueraven  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:53:44pm

Oh my

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wheat-dogg  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:53:53pm

re: #175 Jay C

Not sure about the “keep her seat ” bit, though: Joni Ernst isn’t up for reelection until 2020. So, like most Senators, especially Republican ones, why should she care?

I suspect even some diehard Republicans are seeing Trump as an ongoing liability to the party, and thus their election campaigns present and future. There has been enough coverage of the multiple ties Trump & Co. have with Russians, and the rather coincidental timing of WikiLeaks data dumps, to make only the most loyal wonder if something fishy might be going on.

I don’t know Ernst well enough to judge her motivations here, but if other Republicans join the brigade, it would weaken Trump’s hold over the party apparatus.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:54:48pm

re: #163 thedopefishlives

Oh - I suppose you don’t know who The Beast actually is. She’s a 1979 Lincoln Continental - a 2.5 ton behemoth of an automobile, 0-60 in about a minute and a half, laden with smog hardware and hamstrung by 1970’s emissions regulations. When Mrs. Fish was a little girl, she asked her dad, “Daddy, can I have that car when I get older?” He agreed, and true to his word, he kept it even after he had purchased a newer Lincoln for a regular driver. A couple of years back, Mrs. Fish had me put my tax refund into getting her back on her feet, and she’s been in my garage since the early summer of 2015. Fall 2015 is when she caught fire, but I fixed her wiring over the winter (hooray for experience with a soldering iron!) and have been working through the rest of her reliability issues one by one so that I can be assured of her operational status, at which point I can spend money on fixing her appearance and luxury options.

Wow. Such a tank sounds like it would get about four gallons to the mile on fuel. /s

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:55:43pm

re: #176 blueraven

Well, the coyotes picked up with soprano singing as soon as you posted that!

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Nyet  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:56:29pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:58:33pm

That’s the second time ICE muthafuckin’ T has liked one of my tweets this week. It’s an article about Frank Zappa that he liked. ICE know what time it is.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:58:43pm
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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:59:00pm

re: #180 Nyet

I LOVE IT!!

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 8:59:40pm

re: #180 Nyet

And the chins are good!

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BeachDem  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:00:00pm

re: #177 wheat-dogg

I believe in Joni Ernst’s case, her motivation is that she has an ass and is talking out of it.

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BeachDem  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:02:19pm

re: #180 Nyet

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Had to read that a few times because at first I thought he was saying that Charles P. Pierce was his uncle, which made no sense at all!

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:04:19pm

re: #178 Anymouse

Wow. Such a tank sounds like it would get about four gallons to the mile on fuel. /s

You’re not far wrong; her EPA rating is 12.5 mpg combined. Needless to say, she’s only rolled out of the garage for, umm, special occasions.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:06:38pm

re: #187 thedopefishlives

You’re not far wrong; her EPA rating is 12.5 mpg combined. Needless to say, she’s only rolled out of the garage for, umm, special occasions.

Wow, my 34’ motorhome gets almost that.

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Jay C  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:07:33pm

re: #177 wheat-dogg

I suspect even some diehard Republicans are seeing Trump as an ongoing liability to the party, and thus their election campaigns present and future. There has been enough coverage of the multiple ties Trump & Co. have with Russians, and the rather coincidental timing of WikiLeaks data dumps, to make only the most loyal wonder if something fishy might be going on.

I don’t know Ernst well enough to judge her motivations here, but if other Republicans join the brigade, it would weaken Trump’s hold over the party apparatus.

Hard to argue points much on my iPad, in a timely manner, but 1) I’d add “pushing hugely unpopular legislation” to the list in your first graf; and 2) I think “Trump’s hold over the party apparatus” is probably a lot more tenuous that it might appear. The Talking Yam, after all, pushed his way into the GOP, and -not being any sort of real politician - has only the threat of pushback from his fanbase/followers/cultists as leverage. And the level of said support is, IMO, far thinner than the WH and the idiot media would like to think.

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majii  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:08:52pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

“What the fuck. Seriously. WTF. David Brooks writes a paean to Stephen Bannon. “Let Bannon Be Bannon!”

Please calm down. I don’t want you getting your blood pressure up over David Freaking Brooks who has never seen a RW politician he’s not willing to suck up to and/or support. When Trump was campaigning for POTUS, Brooks forgot about all of the times he defended the lazy-*ss GOPer politicians, pundits, and others who lied about everything Democrats and PBO did/said and forgot they were elected to govern, not to obstruct, between 2009-2017. It doesn’t surprise me that he now has his tongue stuck between Bannon’s butt-cheeks and is defending Bannon’s BS.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:09:15pm

re: #189 Jay C

Agree! The thinner the support, the louder they pound the table.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:10:49pm

re: #188 allegro

Wow, my 34’ motorhome gets almost that.

Most motor homes use similar carbureted engines; in fact, the earlier Lincolns used the exact same 460 as in the same-generation Ford trucks and other heavy Ford-powered vehicles, including motor homes. Fuel-injected heavies didn’t come until the 1990’s, when CAFE standards started to tighten on trucks as well as cars. Trucks and other heavy vehicles were the last bastion of powerful, carbureted, large-displacement engines in the United States.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:12:56pm

re: #192 thedopefishlives

Most motor homes use similar carbureted engines; in fact, the earlier Lincolns used the exact same 460 as in the same-generation Ford trucks and other heavy Ford-powered vehicles, including motor homes. Fuel-injected heavies didn’t come until the 1990’s, when CAFE standards started to tighten on trucks as well as cars. Trucks and other heavy vehicles were the last bastion of powerful, carbureted, large-displacement engines in the United States.

Okay. I have no idea WTF you just said but I totally believe you. LOL

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:14:38pm

re: #165 Kragar

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Seriously, fuck this guy. The last time I was in Manhattan, I ducked into an Irish pub for something to eat. After about 15 minutes, a couple sat down next to me and gushed at length about how excited they were to visit Trump Tower, hoping to glimpse their hero.

The guy is either lying or purposely went up and started antagonizing people.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:15:38pm

re: #193 allegro

Okay. I have no idea WTF you just said but I totally believe you. LOL

Sorry! I waxed technical on a mechanic’s topic and I totally lost you. Suffice to say, your motor home probably has the same engine as a mid-1970’s vintage Lincoln or Ford truck.

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austin_blue  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:17:57pm

A little neighborhood SXWJohannah party this afternoon/tonight. Local musicians on a 25’ trailer as a stage. Chuck Berry was well represented. RIP to the man Bruce Springsteen proclaimed the real father of rock and roll.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:18:05pm

re: #195 thedopefishlives

Sorry! I waxed technical on a mechanic’s topic and I totally lost you. Suffice to say, your motor home probably has the same engine as a mid-1970’s vintage Lincoln or Ford truck.

Some of us here speak “fiber” rather than “engine.” It’s a dialect thing.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:18:34pm

re: #197 calochortus

Some of us here speak “fiber” rather than “engine.” It’s a dialect thing.

And I speak both. I’m a weird blend of nerd, both computer and motorhead.

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:19:18pm

re: #197 calochortus

Some of us here speak “fiber” rather than “engine.” It’s a dialect thing.

My running joke is that if knew as much about cars as I did computers, I’d never need to hire a mechanic again.

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calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:19:48pm

re: #198 thedopefishlives

And I speak both. I’m a weird blend of nerd, both computer and motorhead.

Wrong fiber. Yarn, crocheting, knitting, sewing, weaving.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:21:07pm

re: #195 thedopefishlives

Sorry! I waxed technical on a mechanic’s topic and I totally lost you. Suffice to say, your motor home probably has the same engine as a mid-1970’s vintage Lincoln or Ford truck.

You’re great - I just have no mechanical aptitude. All I know is that it has a Chevy chassis. And it’s a big baby. It breaks a lot when on the road which is why I mostly just live in it now.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:21:25pm

re: #200 calochortus

Wrong fiber. Yarn, crocheting, knitting, sewing, weaving.

Looks like I’m not the only one that made that mistake, but yes, that’s definitely a foreign language to me.

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Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:22:29pm

re: #135 Anymouse

The overwhelming majority of people with a high IQ need neither wave their educational achievements nor their IQ around. (It’s pretty much an appeal to authority.)

Moreover, an advanced degree in any subject is not evidence of a high IQ. (High intelligence makes learning easier, but guarantees nothing by itself.) Likewise, lower academic achievement is not indicative of an average or low IQ.

I’ll be nice to a Trump voter who realises what went wrong and works somehow to fix it. A wingnut parroting talking points, that’s a religion and I have little patience arguing with someone’s religion.

Multiple studies have shown that people of higher IQs tend to lean more liberal (and less religious).

I like that. “I think my IQ is blue.” Can I steal that line?

Not a problem.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:22:43pm

re: #200 calochortus

Wrong fiber. Yarn, crocheting, knitting, sewing, weaving.

I dunno. I could crochet something kickin’ with optical fiber, I bet.

205
Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:23:05pm

re: #200 calochortus

Wrong fiber. Yarn, crocheting, knitting, sewing, weaving.

re: #202 thedopefishlives

Looks like I’m not the only one that made that mistake, but yes, that’s definitely a foreign language to me.

Not true. I got it; I was actually saying “Boo-urns”.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:23:10pm

re: #201 allegro

You’re great - I just have no mechanical aptitude. All I know is that it has a Chevy chassis. And it’s a big baby. It breaks a lot when on the road which is why I mostly just live in it now.

I’ve had a wrench in my hand since I was about 6 years old. My dad, wingnut that he is, taught me the mechanical way from early on. I also have a working knowledge of plumbing, and practical experience in carpentry and electrical. As my family is fond of saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

207
calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:24:31pm

re: #204 allegro

I dunno. I could crochet something kickin’ with optical fiber, I bet.

I’ve woven with VCR tape. Nothing practical of course, it was an “arty” thing for a weaving guild exhibit.

208
Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:25:07pm

re: #192 thedopefishlives

Most motor homes use similar carbureted engines; in fact, the earlier Lincolns used the exact same 460 as in the same-generation Ford trucks and other heavy Ford-powered vehicles, including motor homes. Fuel-injected heavies didn’t come until the 1990’s, when CAFE standards started to tighten on trucks as well as cars. Trucks and other heavy vehicles were the last bastion of powerful, carbureted, large-displacement engines in the United States.

I don’t quite understand Mr. Trump’s proposal to write some executive order to eliminate the current agreed CAFE standards (other than the black guy in the White House did it). The agreed upon standards were not a law at all, but a simple agreement from all the largest car and light truck sellers in the USA (along with the state of California, but minus Volkswagen)

209
allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:25:47pm

re: #206 thedopefishlives

I’ve had a wrench in my hand since I was about 6 years old. My dad, wingnut that he is, taught me the mechanical way from early on. I also have a working knowledge of plumbing, and practical experience in carpentry and electrical. As my family is fond of saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

I’m my father’s daughter. Bless him, he tried, but he was all thumbs. He once took an entire weekend to replace the kitchen faucet. On Monday my mom called a plumber.

210
Belafon  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:26:28pm

re: #161 William Lewis

When my son was at the facility for the past year, I gave him my copies of the DnD 5th edition and Mongoose Traveller and my bag of dice. The boys got in a whole lot of gaming :)

They haven’t done anything like this before, so this board game is a good first step. Once they get comfortable at the game, I’m going to get them an RPG starter set and then the books. We’ve already figured out which one of them will probably be the dungeon master.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:27:20pm

re: #207 calochortus

I’ve woven with VCR tape. Nothing practical of course, it was an “arty” thing for a weaving guild exhibit.

For fun I crocheted a large laundry bag out of plastic grocery bags. It will outlive me by decades.

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austin_blue  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:27:36pm

re: #163 thedopefishlives

Oh - I suppose you don’t know who The Beast actually is. She’s a 1979 Lincoln Continental - a 2.5 ton behemoth of an automobile, 0-60 in about a minute and a half, laden with smog hardware and hamstrung by 1970’s emissions regulations. When Mrs. Fish was a little girl, she asked her dad, “Daddy, can I have that car when I get older?” He agreed, and true to his word, he kept it even after he had purchased a newer Lincoln for a regular driver. A couple of years back, Mrs. Fish had me put my tax refund into getting her back on her feet, and she’s been in my garage since the early summer of 2015. Fall 2015 is when she caught fire, but I fixed her wiring over the winter (hooray for experience with a soldering iron!) and have been working through the rest of her reliability issues one by one so that I can be assured of her operational status, at which point I can spend money on fixing her appearance and luxury options.

You know, that really is one of the ugliest cars ever made by man…

en.wheelsage.org

213
calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:28:17pm

re: #209 allegro

I’m my father’s daughter. Bless him, he tried, but he was all thumbs. He once took an entire weekend to replace the kitchen faucet. On Monday my mom called a plumber.

I’m pretty good with little household tasks like replacing faucets and replacing light switches etc. Perhaps the key word here is “replacing.” I’m pretty good at looking at how something was done and replicating it. Running new plumbing lines or wiring? Not so much.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:29:55pm

re: #206 thedopefishlives

I’ve had a wrench in my hand since I was about 6 years old. My dad, wingnut that he is, taught me the mechanical way from early on. I also have a working knowledge of plumbing, and practical experience in carpentry and electrical. As my family is fond of saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none.”

About the only time I have a wrench in my hand is when my wife asks me to hand her one.

I have the mechanical aptitude of a basketball hoop.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:31:31pm

re: #212 austin_blue

You know, that really is one of the ugliest cars ever made by man…

en.wheelsage.org

I’ve been told that about my car (from those who don’t say “that’s a cute car”)

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Mattand  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:32:57pm

re: #135 Anymouse

I’ll be nice to a Trump voter who realises what went wrong and works somehow to fix it.

That’s the problem, right there. I’m willing to bet that the majority of these Trumpgrets brain surgeons who are shocked – SHOCKED – that Trump is lying to them will keep on voting Republican.

If these people are serious, they need to fucking vote Democratic 20 months from now. And I just don’t see that happening with this crew.

217
Joe Bacon  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:33:58pm

re: #212 austin_blue

You know, that really is one of the ugliest cars ever made by man…

en.wheelsage.org

Oh my Dad would dissent from that. Dad thought the ugliest car ever made was the AMC Gremlin because it looked like somebody kicked that car in the ass…

218
allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:34:17pm

re: #212 austin_blue

You know, that really is one of the ugliest cars ever made by man…

en.wheelsage.org

My dad had a burgundy Lincoln of about that vintage. He loved that car. I drove it a couple of times and hated that thing. I’ve ridden headstrong horses with better response.

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Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:34:23pm

re: #216 Mattand

That’s the problem, right there. I’m willing to bet that the majority of these Trumpgrets brain surgeons who are shocked – SHOCKED – that Trump is lying to them will keep on voting Republican.

If these people are serious, they need to fucking vote Democratic 20 months from now. And I just don’t see that happening with this crew.

We’ll launch the revolution from my village.

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retired cynic  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:35:58pm

re: #217 Joe Bacon

Oh my Dad would dissent from that. Dad thought the ugliest car ever made was the AMC Gremlin because it looked like somebody kicked that car in the ass…

There, I’m with you!

221
calochortus  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:36:32pm

I’m out for the evening.

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

222
Anymouse  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:38:08pm

re: #220 retired cynic

There, I’m with you!

My mother traded her ‘65 Mustang for a new AMC Gremlin.

Possibly the worst decision of her life.

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allegro  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:38:38pm

re: #217 Joe Bacon

Oh my Dad would dissent from that. Dad thought the ugliest car ever made was the AMC Gremlin because it looked like somebody kicked that car in the ass…

Right now I think the ugliest cars on the road are the Lexis. Really creepy front ends. Can’t see one without thinking about The Predator.

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boredtechindenver  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:47:00pm

re: #39 Anymouse

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austin_blue  Mar 18, 2017 • 9:55:55pm

re: #218 allegro

My dad had a burgundy Lincoln of about that vintage. He loved that car. I drove it a couple of times and hated that thing. I’ve ridden headstrong horses with better response.

Land whale.

226
Ubiq  Mar 18, 2017 • 10:30:01pm

re: #173 Nyet

I remembered who that Seth Abramson quoted above is.

He’s that deluded Berniac lunatic that wrote this article about which we had quite a few laughs here:

That’s not his true lunacy. His true lunacy was admitting he was lying in his ‘experimental journalism’ in an attempt to reframe the narrative around Bernie Sanders. (Warning: incredibly dull, self-important bullshit ahead)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:48:02am

re: #166 allegro

That dude should be the best friend to the LGF lizard—-guys/gals, what says you?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:51:12am

re: #222 Anymouse

My mother traded her ‘65 Mustang for a new AMC Gremlin.

My third car was a 1974 AMC Gremlin with Levi seats….


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Domestic Violence Homicide Rate Drops With Stricter Gun Law, Study Finds When domestic violence offenders are required to relinquish their guns, instead of simply being barred from owning firearms, the risk that those offenders may kill their partners goes down, a new study finds. The paper, described in the Annals ...
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Exploring Child Marriage Around the World The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being -- particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we ...
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Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan — ProPublica This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for kindergarten through fifth grade as ...
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How Renaissance Painting Smoldered With a Little Known Hallucinogen Bosch provides the most fertile ground for art lovers wanting to believe that hallucinogenic fungi may have a significant place in art history. This is partially because the painter has a special connection to Anthony, depicting the saint over ...
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Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Says Something Revealing About America Later, Clinton brings a similar wistfulness to her account of the second debate with Trump, at which he stalked her on stage, seeking to intimidate her. “Do you stay calm,” she asks, referring to her options, “keep smiling and ...
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Honey Glazed Apple Strudel : Recipe INGREDIENTS1 package of frozen croissant dough (hey I'm in a wheelchair!)1/2 c. breadcrumbs1/2 c. (1/2 stick) butter or margarine8 Apples (4 Granny Smith & 4 Honeycrisp)1/2 c. dried Montmorency cherries (optional)2 Tbsp rum or kirschwasser (optional)1/2 c. sugar1/4 c. ...
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Study: 4,500 Deaths a Year From High Europe Diesel Emissions Remember that time Europe encouraged diesel vehicles because they were thought to be more environmentally friendly? Between black carbon climate effects and cancer deaths that claim turns out to be specious. BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say there have been ...
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Marine Booted From Corps for Flying White Nationalist Banner One of two active-duty Marines arrested in May for hanging a white nationalist banner during a Confederate Memorial Day celebration has been booted from the service, Marine Corps Times reported on Sept. 12 — one month after violent clashes ...
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