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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:07:24am

And he will never, ever take it back and apologize. Never.

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mmmirele  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:10:17am

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

And he will never, ever take it back and apologize. Never.

Because this good “christian” doesn’t apologize for *anything*.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:12:03am

German reporter: Why do you keep saying things that are not true?

TRUMP: YOU’RE FAKE NEWS!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:15:41am

Huh? Devin Nunes says of “people working at the White House now,” none are under intel investigation or surveillance “but one.”

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:20:30am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Which is it, Devin? Nobody’s under investigation or someone is under investigation. Can’t be both.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:21:53am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

Keyword “now”. So who has come and gone that had top secret clearance while they were in and then communicated with Russia?

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:22:14am

I find it hard to believe that 45 got two weeks of mileage out of a blatantly false charge.

Fuckin’ liberal media.
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:23:16am

And George. Don’t mince words. A better way of addressing this: “President Trump outright lied to us.”

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:28:16am

From the previous thread:

re: #231 Eric The Fruit Bat

Robert Reich on Facebook:

I’ve spent much of this week in Washington - talking with friends still in government, former colleagues, high-ranking Democrats, a few Republican pundits, and some members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. It was my first visit to our nation’s capital since Trump became president.
My verdict:
1. Washington is more divided, angry, bewildered, and fearful - than I’ve ever seen it.
2. The angry divisions aren’t just Democrats versus Republicans. Rancor is also exploding inside the Republican Party.
3. Republicans (and their patrons in big business) no longer believe Trump will give them cover to do what they want to do. They’re becoming afraid Trump is genuinely nuts, and he’ll pull the party down with him.
4. Many Republicans are also angry at Paul Ryan, whose replacement bill for Obamacare is considered by almost everyone on Capitol Hill to be incredibly dumb.
5. I didn’t talk with anyone inside the White House, but several who have had dealings with it called it a cesspool of intrigue and fear. Apparently everyone working there hates and distrusts everyone else.
6. The Washington foreign policy establishment - both Republican and Democrat - is deeply worried about what’s happening to American foreign policy, and the worldwide perception of America being loony and rudderless. They think Trump is legitimizing far-right movements around the world.
7. Long-time civil servants are getting ready to bail. If they’re close to retirement they’re already halfway out the door. Many in their 30s and 40s are in panic mode.
8. Republican pundits think Bannon is even more unhinged than Trump, seeking to destroy democracy as we’ve known it.
9. Despite all this, no one I talked with thought a Trump impeachment likely, at least not any time soon — unless there’s a smoking gun showing Trump’s involvement in Russia’s intrusion into the election.
10. Many people asked, bewilderedly, “how did this [Trump] happen?” When I suggest it had a lot to do with the 35-year-long decline of incomes of the bottom 60 percent; the growing sense, ever since the Wall Street bailout, that the game is rigged; and the utter failure of both Republicans and Democrats to reverse these trends - they gave me blank stares.
What do you think?

I liked almost all of it, until that last one. I replied to the Daily Kos thread where I saw that with:

“Let’s do something about it!”

“Will it help blacks?”

“Yes, it will help all Americans.”

“I’m voting for the racist.”

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:34:12am

This is the story that the wingnuts will wrap themselves around:

But over at Press The Meat, a different story is being told:

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:34:38am

re: #9 Belafon

From the previous thread:

I liked almost all of it, until that last one. I replied to the Daily Kos thread where I saw that with:

Yeah I like what a lot of Reich stands for but I’m tired of this. He just underestimates that racism and populism can often be the thing.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:36:27am

The Incredibly Tough Life of Poor Donald Trump Jr.

Still, critics continue to point out occasions when business and politics seem in danger of mixing, as they did on Jan. 31, when Trump had a front-row seat at his father’s announcement of the Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil M. Gorsuch.

“Where is the break point?” Trump said. “If I see him once a month, is that too much? Once a year? My point is, it’s a no-win scenario. But, in the end, we both fully recognize that what he is doing now is far more important than absolutely anything going on in the business. And we will conduct ourselves accordingly.”

Even the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House, which is described as a race, could prove a political minefield, he said.

“God forbid one of my kids wins. People will say it was rigged.”

sanluisobispo.com

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:36:54am

OT: Re Breslin and Berry… I mentioned on an earlier thread that Breslin’s influence on journalism was similar to Chuck’s influence on rock - both developed a shorthand that was accepted as How It Was Done for their respective milieus.

But while Breslin’s list of contemporaries was shorter than Chuck’s, his influence showed up in different media. Look at Springsteen’s first two albums, rife with nicknames that evoked a certain type, ‘Crazy Janie’ on the first album or ‘The Magic Rat’ in Born to Run’s ‘Jungleland.’

And how much of Scorcese’s work was informed by the types that Breslin illustrated so beautifully? You could almost imagine Breslin writing a column about Travis Bickle or Rupert Pupkin.

It’s become a sad weekend. The guy who established the DNA of rock is now gone, and the man who went into seemingly every neighborhood in New York City to introduce us to the quirks and customs and prejudices and weird beauty that they held is gone along with him.

We’re not getting replacements for either of them any time soon, if ever.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:38:37am

re: #13 makeitstop

OT: Re Breslin and Berry… I mentioned on an earlier thread that Breslin’s influence on journalism was similar to Chuck’s influence on rock - both developed a shorthand that was accepted as How It Was Done for their respective milieus.

But while Breslin’s list of contemporaries was shorter than Chuck’s, his influence showed up in different media. Look at Springsteen’s first two albums, rife with nicknames that evoked a certain type, ‘Crazy Janie’ on the first album or ‘The Magic Rat’ in Born to Run’s ‘Jungleland.’

And how much of Scorcese’s work was informed by the types that Breslin illustrated so beautifully? You could almost imagine Breslin writing a column about Travis Bickle or Rupert Pupkin.

It’s become a sad weekend. The guy who established the DNA of rock is now gone, and the man who went into seemingly every neighborhood in New York City to introduce us to the quirks and customs and prejudices and weird beauty that they held is gone along with him.

We’re not getting replacements for either of them any time soon, if ever.

On another Scorsese note, I seem to recall my brother telling me that Jimmy Burke threatened Breslin one time at a bar. I agree. Both Berry and Breslin were originals and the world is a sadder place without them.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:40:58am

re: #10 Targetpractice

This is the story that the wingnuts will wrap themselves around:

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“I know it’s been proven to me that Trump and Russia colluded, but that’s not the same thing as evidence.”

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:42:58am

re: #15 Belafon

“I know it’s been proven to me that Trump and Russia colluded, but that’s not the same thing as evidence.”

DNC: “There’s enough circumstantial evidence here to warrant a formal investigation.”
GOP: “THERE’S NO SMOKING GUN! CASE CLOSED! LET’S MOVE ON!”

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:45:47am

re: #10 Targetpractice

I could handle Adam Schiff for higher office.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:45:54am

re: #16 Targetpractice

DNC: “There’s enough circumstantial evidence here to warrant a formal investigation.”
GOP: “THERE’S NO SMOKING GUN! CASE CLOSED! LET’S MOVE ON!”

What pisses me off the most is the GOP’s so blatant hypocrisy. Benghazi was investigated more than 9 fucking 11 by these assholes.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:46:36am

re: #17 retired cynic

I could handle Adam Schiff for higher office.

Maybe after DiFi retires? Of course, I really like Ted Lieu too. That’s your problem, California. Big state and only so many offices for good Democrats.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:46:59am

And I can’t hear Adam Schiff’s name and not think of Law and Order.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:47:18am

re: #10 Targetpractice

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:47:29am

re: #19 HappyWarrior

Maybe after DiFi retires? Of course, I really like Ted Lieu too. That’s your problem, California. Big state and only so many offices for good Democrats.

Higher. I get a good vibe from him.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:47:30am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

On another Scorsese note, I seem to recall my brother telling me that Jimmy Burke threatened Breslin one time at a bar. I agree. Both Berry and Breslin were originals and the world is a sadder place without them.

Breslin was a tough dude, he took no shit. He had to be, by nature of his trade.

I remember when the Howard Beach story broke in 1986, Breslin took shit from both the HB community for calling out their racism as well as the black community for calling out the opportunism of Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason (who would team up with Al Sharpton in the Tawana Brawley fiasco a year later).

There’s just no modern equivalent for Breslin. None. Nobody has the guts he had.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:48:52am

re: #22 retired cynic

Higher. I get a good vibe from him.

I hear ya. Just saying that Senate and Governor are quicker speedways to the Presidency than the House. That said, I’m impressed with him too and we’re going to need a strong FP mind in 2020.

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weave  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:50:06am

Wiretapping is false?

Just look at this stupid Rasmussen Report Minute

I’ve yet to see one of their videos that isn’t heavily biased to be pro-Republican.

I wonder if they show these before they poll people their thoughts. Heck, if that was my entire knowledge of the situation, I would think the wiretapping claims were true too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 11:52:13am

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:03:24pm
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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:04:06pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

On another Scorsese note, I seem to recall my brother telling me that Jimmy Burke threatened Breslin one time at a bar. I agree. Both Berry and Breslin were originals and the world is a sadder place without them.

Now that I think about it, I believe Burke actually gave Breslin a beating and sent him to the hospital. Burke took offense with ‘The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight,’ thought Breslin was talking about him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:14:19pm

heh

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:17:11pm

LOL

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:17:27pm

‘I didn’t feel it was right when the flag came down,” said Meadows, who said his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. ”We wanted to show the NCAA that we’re still here.”

Confederate sympathizers still can’t jump, adopt parasitic strategy to publicize loyalty to losing side.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:19:18pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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My bracket has revived! I picked UM!!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:22:14pm

so will this be the week where the vote on the medicaid killing bill, the nomination of judge mere minimum, and hearings on how much of hrumphco is owned by vlad are overshadowed by the surprise bombing of pyongyang?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:32:09pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

I am happy for you. There is no local team left when I look at those brackets. Sigh.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:43:17pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:48:47pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

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At this point they are turning away everyone who isn’t white.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:49:03pm

re: #35 PhillyPretzel

I am happy for you. There is no local team left when I look at those brackets. Sigh.

Three of my “local” teams are still in it: Kentucky, Cincinnati and Xavier.
Four if I include West Virginia.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:51:00pm

Wolverines: my Mom’s team. GO BLUE!

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:51:25pm

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

At this point they are turning away everyone who isn’t white.

Exactly what “Spicer” said on her 2nd appearance on SNL!!

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:53:37pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

This is just SO BAD! The rest of the world is going to have to pull away from us. Which is, of course, what DT and kkkrew want.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:53:39pm

re: #21 jaunte

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Jeez, look at Grassley’s and Feinstein’s faces. Like they saw a ghost or something.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:58:05pm

re: #42 Varek Raith

According to the linked article, Grassley couldn’t even talk.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 12:58:06pm

re: #42 Varek Raith

Images of Grassley and Feinstein have been recirculated over and over the past few days.

Especially among sites which seem to be very much part of the traditional “liberal” outlets.

At this point I’m beginning to think this is becoming a bandwagon effort, a way to keep the troops from getting disheartened as we see nothing concrete forming.

I’m not saying there is no there there, but until there is an actual impeachment started in the House, or until the Senate committee actually acts (in a sense of forcing something, not doing secret meetings), then I’m pretty much writing this whole Russian thing off as a to-be-determined event.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:01:01pm

Not a sports fan here. Apparently if you get all the brackets right, you will end up with a fortune — but as mentioned on Facebook, there are 9 quintillion possibilities. You have a much better chance of winning the Powerball twice in a row.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:03:16pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

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Diane Watson was my Congresswoman. She is NOT someone who you want to bullshit!

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:03:28pm

I see this Russia thing as something with high pay-off but equally high risk.

If nothing comes of it, future efforts to (rightly) discredit Trump will run into the crying-wolf claim.

Also, if nothing comes of it, the conspiracies of the DEEP STATE will be encouraged.

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weave  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:04:13pm

re: #37 Eclectic Cyborg

At this point they are turning away everyone who isn’t white.

This has to be biggly affecting tourism. Doesn’t that industry have their own lobbyists? How more anti-business of a party can you be? Democrats should start pitching Republicans as the real anti-business party now and start collecting those campaign donations.

“Hey, so we might want you to pay your staff a fair wage, but at least we aren’t trying to destroy the core of your business” (which also applies to healthcare industries too)

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:05:28pm

re: #44 freetoken

I’m not saying there is no there there, but until there is an actual impeachment started in the House, or until the Senate committee actually acts (in a sense of forcing something, not doing secret meetings), then I’m pretty much writing this whole Russian thing off as a to-be-determined event.

It is amazing that the Republican party is not more disturbed by Trump’s open and frequently stated support for Russia. And they certainly have not expressed dismay over the damage being done to the State Department and the damage being done to our international alliances. They don’t seem to care at all.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:08:15pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

It is amazing that the Republican party is not more disturbed by Trump’s open and frequently stated support for Russia. And they certainly have not expressed dismay over the damage being done to the State Department and the damage being done to our international alliances. They don’t seem to care at all.

They won’t care until they get their agenda through congress and signed.

Then when that’s done, they won’t care either.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:13:07pm

Might as well change the CBP logo to a giant middle finger. That’s where we are now.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:14:53pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

Might as well change the CBP logo to a giant middle finger. That’s where we are now.

Or some lightning bolts.
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Too soon?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:15:14pm

re: #52 Varek Raith

Or some lightning bolts.
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Too soon?

Not soon enough

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Kragar  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:16:40pm
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plansbandc  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:17:09pm

Sure didn’t envision being around to see our country collapse. But here we are.

Both sides know combover is insane, but no one will do a thing about it. Pence is despicable, but I’m pretty confident he won’t drop a nuke on Korea. I have zero doubt Trump will. And it will be sooner rather than later.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:19:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:23:24pm

Oh, now have the video. From a local Palm Beach Station. Trump uses Secret Service to pick up fans along the road. He’s still in golf shoes

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Citizen K  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:25:09pm

re: #55 plansbandc

Sure didn’t envision being around to see our country collapse. But here we are.

Both sides know combover is insane, but no one will do a thing about it. Pence is despicable, but I’m pretty confident he won’t drop a nuke on Korea. I have zero doubt Trump will. And it will be sooner rather than later.

This is kind of unfair because of just how absolutely asymmetric things are. Dems can do things, but they really have no power to do much because they lack votes for anything. The GOP could do something, but they’re benefiting from having a complete lock on just about all possible power right now outside of the Supremes (and that may well end up changing well enough come Gorsuch).

And trying to shame folks into doing the right thing is hard when facing an opponent that has none. And GOP critters are either hiding from their constituents or just not listening to them (Rep. Pete Sessions providing the most tonedeaf example of such, telling his angry constituents that they’re angry because ‘they don’t listen’, then calling himself the ‘best listener’). We’re at the mercy of hoping for a decent amount of GOP defections that may never come.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:25:29pm
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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:27:43pm

Bob Lefsetz’ tribute to Chuck Berry…

Chuck Berry

He was the father of rock and roll.

Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were vastly influential, especially in the U.K., but the progenitor who pushed it over the top, made rock a staple, was Chuck Berry.

Not that we had any idea who that was either.

But we knew the songs.

“Tutti Frutti” was already in the rearview mirror.

But not only did the Beatles cover “Rock And Roll Music” and “Roll Over Beethoven”…

But the Beach Boys ripped Chuck off for their gargantuan hit “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” which was really “Sweet Little Sixteen.”

Chuck’s got a bad reputation. As being an ungrateful SOB who demanded cash upfront and played with unrehearsed pickup bands. Keith Richards tried to give him a victory lap with that movie, but thereafter the Glimmer Twin testified as to Chuck’s bad behavior and I’m not sure if Berry’s reputation ever recovered. You usually only get one shot at a second chance.

But you’ve got to cut the guy a break, he was there at the beginning!

He was punk before punk. As in he did it his own way with the basics, with no trappings. Every band in a garage owes a debt to Chuck Berry.

And for years the road was a cash business. Even at this late date if you haven’t been ripped off by a promoter, you’re not in the business.

And until Peter Grant flipped the script, the act got the short end of the stick, the promoter made all the money.

And it wasn’t until the seventies that sound systems were any good, people basically cheered over the music, did it make any difference whether the band was tight, it was more about the experience, being there, in the presence of a renegade. That’s right, once upon a time rock and roll was dangerous.

But that time is long gone.

Don’t hate Chuck Berry. The truth is most performers are mercurial jerks. Do you know how hard it is to make it? DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO WRITE A HIT SONG?

When everybody else was using the usual suspects, Chuck composed his own hits. That’s the mark of a genius, when you can channel greatness out of thin air.

So by time the British Invasion happened, Chuck was mostly done, he only ended up having one more hit, the novelty “My Ding-A-Ling.” But at least that’s more hits than today’s classic rock acts manage to eke out.

And talk about influence…

ELO’s cover of “Roll Over Beethoven” jump-started their career.

And Brian Wilson testifies about the Four Freshmen, the vocal groups, but the band from Hawthorne, California was not a cappella, it needed a soundtrack, and not only were they influenced by Chuck Berry, as I stated above, they ripped him off.

So this is not the twenty first century. Wherein acts have hits and then fade into obscurity along with their music.

And it’s certainly not the twenty first century where everything is niche. Berry’s hits were not only huge, they’ve sustained! Even little kids want to know if Maybellene will be true. And “Johnny B. Goode” is a bar band staple.

We know all his songs by heart. Even though most of us were not around when they dominated the hit parade.

And he was a black man in a white man’s world. And he refused to accept second-class status. Chuck Berry was a beacon, an artist, who felt if he walked into the wilderness following his own muse the people would come with him.

And they did.

So at this point they die and we shrug. After all, Mr. Berry was ninety and no one lives forever.

But the truth is an era is disappearing in front of our very eyes. One in which experimentation was in music, not tech. One in which people were enthralled by the radio, not their mobile handset. One in which there was television, but if you really wanted to know what was going on you listened to the radio.

And the fuel was rock and roll.

And it was a big tent. Didn’t matter how you looked, attitude was key, and Berry had that in spades. Along with talent and inspiration, what a concept.

It was simpler back then. The lightning bolt hit and you tried to capture it in a bottle, get it down on wax, distribute it all over the country, will it into a hit. It was less a battle plan than a skirmish, we were developing it as we went along.

To the point where the highest goal in America is to be a rock star.

People label bankers and techies and athletes, winners in all walks of life, rock stars. It means not only are you rich and successful, but that you’re doing it your own way, beholden to no one, forging your own path.

Chuck Berry was there first.

Lefsetz is an odd dude - he writes about pop music on his blog and does a subscription mailing list. A lot of rock guys don’t get it and wonder how he gets so much attention for having a mailing list. It’s writings like the one above that are the reason why.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:29:26pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I am pretty certain that being forced to work for no pay does nothing for people’s self worth.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:30:00pm

re: #36 Stanley Sea

Donald Trump’s ‘travel ban’ only applies to three African countries, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, therefore it’s unclear as to why there has been such an increase in rejected visa applications from the continent.

Because the idea that it only applied to a few countries was cover for banning everyone.

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Citizen K  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:30:55pm

re: #61 The Vicious Babushka

I am pretty certain that being forced to work for no pay does nothing for people’s self worth.

Ben Carson could probably tell you a lot about the work ethic of involuntary immigrants and how much it did for their self-worth!

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petesh  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:31:04pm

I have never been a DiFi fan, but I’m actually really glad she’s there now (and I hope she considers her present work to be going out in a blaze of glory). She has experience and a certain gravitas. I saw on video her interactions at an informal press conference the other day, when she was asked about impeachment. What she said was, “I think he’ll do it himself.” (Not quite the exact words, but close.) The obvious implication was that he would walk under the increasing threat of impeachment. She looked extremely serious.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:33:51pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

Price on proposed Medicaid work requirements: There’s something “restorative to people’s self worth…about working when they’re able to.”

why are there so many people in the gop with such a poor grasp of everyday life?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:34:17pm

re: #61 The Vicious Babushka

I am pretty certain that being forced to work for no pay does nothing for people’s self worth.

Or forced to work for little pay. I’ve been there many times.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:36:12pm

re: #65 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why are there so many people in the gop with such a poor grasp of everyday life?

No empathy. They 1) think they’ve actually worked hard, and 2) that everyone else is lazy for being poorer than them.

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BeachDem  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:36:39pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Barf.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:40:32pm

re: #67 Belafon

No empathy. They 1) think they’ve actually worked hard, and 2) that everyone else is lazy for being poorer than them.

note how easily “real unemployment is much higher than the official rate” magically morphs into “anybody can get a perfectly adequate job if they only have the will” when certain people are the subject

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:40:46pm

re: #67 Belafon

No empathy. They 1) think they’ve actually worked hard, and 2) that everyone else is lazy for being poorer than them.

And don’t forget the widespread racism that remains in this country. They don’t want to help minorities because they are the “undeserving” poor. They are willing to let everyone suffer if it might help the “others”. It is amazing how many people who are personally not racist don’t see that racism persists.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:41:29pm

re: #47 freetoken

I see this Russia thing as something with high pay-off but equally high risk.

If nothing comes of it, future efforts to (rightly) discredit Trump will run into the crying-wolf claim.

Also, if nothing comes of it, the conspiracies of the DEEP STATE will be encouraged.

I frankly doubt much will come out of it directly (I’m deeply skeptical of the blackmail theories and the collusion will be hard to prove, if there was one), but maybe something else will come out in the process, if the investigation is wide enough.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:42:29pm

re: #70 Hecuba’s daughter

And don’t forget the widespread racism that remains in this country. They don’t want to help minorities because they are the “undeserving” poor. They are willing to let everyone suffer if it might help the “others”. It is amazing how many people who are personally not racist don’t see that racism persists.

Yep. See my #9.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:44:00pm

re: #49 Hecuba’s daughter

It is amazing that the Republican party is not more disturbed by Trump’s open and frequently stated support for Russia. And they certainly have not expressed dismay over the damage being done to the State Department and the damage being done to our international alliances. They don’t seem to care at all.

I’m not really that surprised. The GOP hated Russia until Obama decided to get tough on them, at which point the old “Republicans support anything a Democrat opposes” rule went into effect.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:44:46pm
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451_Montag  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:45:12pm

re: #71 Nyet

I frankly doubt much will come out of it directly (I’m deeply skeptical of the blackmail theories and the collusion will be hard to prove, if there was one), but maybe something else will come out in the process, if the investigation is wide enough.

True for the blackmail.

The collusion theory could be blown open with just a few recordings of The Trump Apostles talking to the Russians. I do believe some such recordings exist, don’t know how inflammatory they could be.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:46:18pm

re: #73 Timothy Watson

I’m not really that surprised. The GOP hated Russia until Obama decided to get tough on them, at which point the old “Republicans support anything a Democrat opposes” rule went into effect.

The GOP hating Putin’s Russia has been a cold war reflex/penis length competition thing. But they have much more in common with Putin on which they can find common ground. Two words: “family values”.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:46:30pm

re: #67 Belafon

No empathy. They 1) think they’ve actually worked hard, and 2) that everyone else is lazy for being poorer than them.

Because they’re the “petty bourgeoisie’s gnawing fear of sliding back into the ranks of the proletariat […] whose millions nourished the illusion that they were at least socially better off than the ‘workers’” to quote William L. Shirer.

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JordanRules  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:48:18pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:48:23pm

re: #74 Stanley Sea

lol. Funny but cute.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:49:04pm

re: #75 451_Montag

True for the blackmail.

The collusion theory could be blown open with just a few recordings of The Trump Apostles talking to the Russians. I do believe some such recordings exist, don’t know how inflammatory they could be.

I hope you’re right, though it would be too dumb even for the Trumpites to openly say such things knowing they were being recorded.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:51:10pm

re: #77 Timothy Watson

Because they’re the “petty bourgeoisie’s gnawing fear of sliding back into the ranks of the proletariat […] whose millions nourished the illusion that they were at least socially better off than the ‘workers’” to quote William L. Shirer.

maintaining the distinction of being petty bourgeoise used to be easier when you could signify it everywhere you went by wearing a white shirt and a tie

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:53:32pm

re: #60 makeitstop

Bob Lefsetz’ tribute to Chuck Berry…

Lefsetz is an odd dude - he writes about pop music on his blog and does a subscription mailing list. A lot of rock guys don’t get it and wonder how he gets so much attention for having a mailing list. It’s writings like the one above that are the reason why.

Thanks for that link. I bookmarked him and plan to do some catch-up.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:53:39pm

Sure, Putin used to be a KGB man.

Now he’s a strong Orthodox Christian leader defending the traditional values against the onslaught of Sodomite Liberals.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:57:11pm

re: #83 Nyet

Sure, Putin used to be a KGB man.

Now he’s a strong Orthodox Christian leader defending the traditional values against the onslaught of Sodomite Liberals.

why dont the gomorrahists ever get any press?

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 1:58:53pm

re: #84 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why dont the gomorrahists ever get any press?

Pretty sure there was this Japanese movie Gomorrah v. Godzilla.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:01:28pm
87
Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:01:40pm

re: #84 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why dont the gomorrahists ever get any press?

They got the smash hit from Finian’s RainbowHow Are Things in Ol’ Gomorrah?

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:02:21pm

re: #80 Nyet

I hope you’re right, though it would be too dumb even for the Trumpites to openly say such things knowing they were being recorded.

I dunno, didn’t Flynn make those calls knowing that he was being investigated?

A lot of these guys think they’re bulletproof regarding any type of legal liabilities. That’s how mistakes are made.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:02:35pm
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BeachDem  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:03:19pm

Mick Mulvaney is a total asshole part the infinity:

Mulvaney agreed that he knew the bill would hurt children and prevent them from having access to nutritional food from organizations like Meals on Wheels, but he wants people to know he’s suffering too.

“Yes,” he began. “I don’t have a business card to give to you today, John, because, at the Office of Management and Budget, we have to pay for our own business cards.

Oh the humanity—he has to pay for his own business cards—why, that’s so much worse than starving or dying on the streets. Wake up sheeple.
/

rawstory.com

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fern01  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:04:38pm

re: #47 freetoken

I see this Russia thing as something with high pay-off but equally high risk.

If nothing comes of it, future efforts to (rightly) discredit Trump will run into the crying-wolf claim.

Also, if nothing comes of it, the conspiracies of the DEEP STATE will be encouraged.

Nothing came of Benghazi - but it allowed the GOP to discredit Hilary again and again and again. The “Russia thing” should be kept as a thing while trump is the so-called President. The Democrats should bring it up every time they are near a media person - any one and every one.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:07:16pm

re: #91 fern01

Nothing came of Benghazi - but it allowed the GOP to discredit Hilary again and again and again. The “Russia thing” should be kept as a thing while trump is the so-called President. The Democrats should bring it up every time they are near a media person - any one and every one.

True. This will also limit him politically vis a vis FP. Which is a good thing.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:09:10pm

re: #92 Nyet

True. This will also limit him politically vis a vis FP. Which is a good thing.

NUKE THE WHALES

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:09:56pm

re: #65 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

why are there so many people in the gop with such a poor grasp of everyday life?

Answer: Because they did NOT experience life before and during The Great Depression and realize why the New Deal was needed.

Before Social Security was enacted there were institutions in at least every County called the Poor House or Poor Farms which were private charities. If you were down on your luck and had nowhere else to go that’s where you probably wound up. Once you entered the Poor House or Poor Farm you surrendered everything you had including your dignity and you had to abide by the House or Farm rules which meant that you had to work. Didn’t matter how old, sick or infirm you were. You had to work to earn the right to eat.

Grandma took pity on those in the Poor House who had a stroke and were bedridden. She snuck some food in to them and she cleaned their soiled bedsheets. But a good Christian woman caught Grandma in the act and she was immediately ordered out of the Poor House with an edict to NEVER return. On top of that the Board of Overseers which was all Republican at the time blacklisted her as a Communist. So Grandma wound up taking boarders in her home and that’s how she helped Grandpa and Great Grandpa make ends meet from their credit market. Grandpa and Great Grandpa were the only grocers in town who extended credit to workers. Even when the Republicans tried to shut them down, they failed because of the piss poor wages they paid. Millworkers stood in long lines to buy from Grandpa’s grocery store.

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Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:10:16pm

re: #93 Varek Raith

NUKE THE WHALES

Wales goes boom

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Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:10:24pm

Finians Rainbow- Idle Poor

When the idle poor become the idle rich,
You’ll never know just who is who or who is which,
Won’t it be rich when everyone’s poor relative becomes a Rockefellertive,
And palms no longer itch, what a switch,
When we all have ermine and plastic teeth,
How will we determine who’s who underneath?
And when all your neighbors are upper class,
You won’t know your Joneses from your Astors,
Let’s toast the day,
The day we drink that drinkie up,
But with the little pinkie up,
The day on which, the idle poor become the idle rich.
When a rich man doesn’t want to work,
He’s a bon vivant, yes, he’s a bon vivant,
But when a poor man doesn’t want to work,
He’s a loafer, he’s a lounger, he’s a lazy good for nothing, he’s a jerk.
When a rich man loses on a horse, isn’t he the sport?
Oh isn’t he the sport?
But when a poor man loses on a horse,
He’s a gambler, he’s a spender, he’s a lowlife,
He’s a reason for divorce.
When a rich man chases after dames,
He’s a man about town, oh, he’s a man about town,
But when a poor man chases after dames,
He’s a bounder, he’s a rounder, he’s a rotter and a lotta dirty names.
When the idle poor become the idle rich,
You’ll never know just who is who or who is which,
No one will see the Irish or the Slav in you,
For when you’re on Park Avenue, Cornelius and Mike look alike.
When poor Tweedledum is rich Tweedledee,
This discrimination will no longer be,
When we’re in the dough and off of the nut,
You won’t know your banker from your butler.
Let’s make a switch, with just a few annuities,
We’ll hide those incongruities in clothes from Abercrombie Fitch.
When the idle poor become the idle rich,
When the idle poor become the idle rich.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:11:00pm
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freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:11:47pm

So the headline writers this afternoon are stumbling over themselves with claims that Ryan is redoing the healthcare bill to “help older people”.

That’s how they’re spinning it.

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:13:01pm

I was doing fireworks at a Chuck Berry gig for a private function at a resort several years ago. I heard it was a git up for a tobacco company but there were several mucky mucks there; David Gergen, Wesley Clark, a couple of recognizable faces I forgot the name of.

We had a little pyro behind the stage against the beach and a barge out in the bay. The scheme was to tease the small crowd with the beach pyro then when it died, the barge pyro would go bigger. Tease em to please em. Had to be time coded with a CD broadcasting to the beach and the barge pyro.

Talking to the manager, he gave me a set list. I said I knew most songs but he gave me ‘the look’ and said ‘Well, Chuck usually sorta follows it most of the time but sometimes not, you’re going to have to just watch me.’ He smiled and I got it. Go through 5-6 songs, pyro, 3 more, Chuck is done.

So Chuck plays with his tight band, and it’s all about Chuck. His younger tight band was just watching him and following his queue. And the crowd had a good time. He wasn’t on the set list at all.

I’m sitting there taking it all in, the little guy behind the stage with the black box and the wire. I’m thinking ‘when are we gonna blow’ cuz I’m not sure where Chuck is.. look over and the manager is looking at me with both hands in the air like he’s guiding a 747. This is my big moment! I plug in the transmitter and hit play on the CD!

Pyro on beach goes off, I think most of it goes… a little delay to make the crowd think it’s over… barge starts firing. I look up at Chuck and he’s standing there with his guitar smiling. I smile. I look down at the beach and the crowd rushes through the security rope cordoning off the beach pyro area.. kids and old folk in flops and shorts running through the sand over our wires and pyro boards, still with burning embers.. I run through the crowd across the grain grabbing the small pyro kits (plywood with pyro screwed to it), flipping them over into the sand in case we had a delayed blow. A bunch of drunk rich white people jumping up and down in sandals on sand and I’m running through there trying to roll up 25 pair control cables and burnt pyro kits.

Like I said, I well executed plan that went off without a hitch!

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:13:53pm

Trump: North Korea’s Kim ‘acting very, very badly’

What does the world do when two leaders are nuts and aiming for each other?

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Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:14:56pm

re: #100 freetoken

Trump: North Korea’s Kim ‘acting very, very badly’

What does the world do when two leaders are nuts and aiming for each other?

The world prays that both of those assholes keel over ASAP!

102
makeitstop  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:16:05pm

Wow.

A billboard criticizing President Donald Trump popped up over the weekend in Phoenix.

The billboard, owned by Beatrice Moore, depicts Trump in front of two mushroom clouds. The dollar signs on each side of the billboard sit in white circles on a red background, and the angle and font of the dollar signs make them easily mistakable for swastikas at first glance. On Trump’s lapel is a Russian Federation flag pin. Moore also owns the property underneath the billboard.

The other side of the billboard has a different message. It shows five hands from different races spelling out “unity” in sign language.

Moore commissioned the artist to create it, and both say they’ve gotten death threats.

The dollar signs closely resembling swastikas is a nice touch.

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freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:17:14pm

re: #102 makeitstop

The dollar signs closely resembling swastikas is a nice touch.

Good use of iconography.

104
FormerDirtDart  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:19:06pm

Not to raise a panic…
But, I think nature is just about done taking any shit from humans…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:19:22pm

re: #96 Decatur Deb

[Embedded content]

Video

When the idle poor become the idle rich,
You’ll never know just who is who or who is which,
Won’t it be rich when everyone’s poor relative becomes a Rockefellertive,
And palms no longer itch, what a switch,

Finian’s Rainbow is such a great show. The play was first performed in 1947 and addressed racism and inequality that is still relevant to this day!

106
Stanley Sea  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:19:26pm

re: #91 fern01

re: #92 Nyet

Even this 5 year old kid on Ellen has the Trump/Russia connect.

Cute!

Ellen had a 5 year old geography genius on her show and this happened #GeographyGenius #EllenDeGeneres #Trump #Russia

107
Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:20:10pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart

OK, now they’re turning back into dinosaurs.

108
Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:21:13pm

re: #106 Stanley Sea

aww

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:22:09pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart

Not to raise a panic…
But, I think nature is just about done taking any shit from humans…

[Embedded content]

Chickens were once dinosaurs.

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Varek Raith  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:22:13pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart

Not to raise a panic…
But, I think nature is just about done taking any shit from humans…

[Embedded content]

Jurassic Park - First T-Rex Roar

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:23:03pm

re: #60 makeitstop

Ritholtiz also posts some of his stuff as well.

112
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:23:16pm

re: #109 The Vicious Babushka

Chickens were once dinosaurs.

chickens are still dinosaurs.

113
The Vicious Babushka  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:23:46pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

chickens are still dinosaurs.

But delicious dinosaurs!

114
I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:24:10pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

chickens are still dinosaurs.

Tasty Dinosaurs

115
ObserverArt  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:24:50pm

re: #54 Kragar

Kragar @Kragar_LGF
The only time you can use the phrase “out standing in his field” to describe a Trump…
4:12 PM - 19 Mar 2017
4 4 Retweets 6 6 likes

What’s this shit???

Is this the Billy Carter-ing of Donny Junior?

Aw shucks, ‘e’s just a down home kinda guy…loves guns and trucks, ‘n’ beer.

116
Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:25:26pm

re: #93 Varek Raith

NUKE THE WHALES

Ya didn’t go far enough….

It’s NUKE THE GAY BABY WHALES

117
allegro  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:27:08pm

re: #116 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ya didn’t go far enough….

It’s NUKE THE GAY BABY WHALES

For Jesus

118
freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:28:12pm

re: #117 allegro

For Jesus

For baby Jesus.

119
Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:28:53pm

re: #118 freetoken

For baby Jesus.

For gay baby Jesus.

120
allegro  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:29:11pm

re: #118 freetoken

For baby Jesus.

For fetus Jesus

121
weave  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:29:24pm

re: #56 Backwoods_Sleuth

Strange how there’s no mention of this SHOCK POLL on Drudge Report….

Even Rasmussen has the guy in a nose dive… (below 50% for over a week now)

122
Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:30:04pm

Wonder how much of the budget is President Bannon cutting from our national labs when they’re doing real useful science like this?

Ars Technica: Oleo sponge invented at Argonne National Laboratory can sop up oil in a spill

A group of researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a sponge that will collect oil from bodies of water, which could improve how harbors and ports are cleaned, as well as how oil spills are managed.

The Oleo Sponge is made of a polyurethane foam whose interior surfaces are covered with oleophilic molecules that draw oil out of water. The challenge, according to Argonne, was finding a way to “glue” those oil-loving molecules to the sponge’s interior. That issue was tackled with the help of 2011 research from Argonne scientists, who were able to infuse metal oxide with nanostructures. The Oleo creators used that technique to develop a primer for the interior of the sponge that the oleophilic molecules stick to. The result is a sponge that can adsorb up to 90 times its weight in oil.
After use, the sponge can be wrung out and the oil can even be reclaimed in some cases. Argonne says it’s actively looking to commercialize the material through licensing or collaboration agreements, and the sponge could be ready for real-world use in less than five years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

123
BigPapa  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:33:26pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

chickens are still dinosaurs.

My Taco Bell burrito didn’t come from no lizard.

124
Belafon  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:34:15pm

re: #122 Eric The Fruit Bat

Wonder how much of the budget is President Bannon cutting from our national labs when they’re doing real useful science like this?

Ars Technica: Oleo sponge invented at Argonne National Laboratory can sop up oil in a spill

Labs never produce anything useful. All research is done at businesses because profit motive drives everything.

//

Bannon and Co don’t care about making or keeping America great. They’d rather rule a pile of rubble than have to govern.

125
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:34:17pm

re: #123 BigPapa

My Taco Bell burrito didn’t come from no lizard.

heh…

126
freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:35:52pm

127
FormerDirtDart  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:36:26pm

re: #123 BigPapa

I believe my Taco Bell burrito didn’t come from no lizard.

FTFY

128
Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:37:06pm

WaPo: President Trump won big in these places. Now he wants to eliminate 3 agencies dedicated to helping them.

Key Graphic:

I love the poorly educated….Well, you asked for it-elections have consequences.
129
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:37:16pm

chicken feet have scales and dinosaur claws.

just sayin…

130
BigPapa  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:37:56pm
I BELIEVE my Taco Bell burrito didn’t come from no lizard.

Now, more fixed because CAPS mean more extra sauce balls.

131
PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:38:10pm

re: #128 Eric The Fruit Bat

Of course that is how it is done.

132
Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:40:15pm

re: #128 Eric The Fruit Bat

WaPo: President Trump won big in these places. Now he wants to eliminate 3 agencies dedicated to helping them.

Key Graphic:

[Embedded content]

Life’s a real bitch when you keep making stupid choices.

133
freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:41:58pm

134
Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:48:08pm
135
freetoken  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:50:00pm

136
PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:52:06pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope and pray that it works.

137
Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:58:18pm

re: #105 The Vicious Babushka

Finian’s Rainbow is such a great show. The play was first performed in 1947 and addressed racism and inequality that is still relevant to this day!

Finian, Porgy, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific, Showboat. All of them moved the cultural needle towards the light. And none would escape the purity squads today.

138
Nyet  Mar 19, 2017 • 2:59:18pm

re: #135 freetoken

OK, what about Jonah?

139
Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:02:21pm

re: #138 Nyet

OK, what about Jonah?

Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale!
Yes, Jonah, he lived in de whale!
For he made his home in
Dat fish’s abdomen,
Oh, Jonah, he lived in de whale!

Speaking of Porgy and Bess, which at least somebody was.

140
PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:03:42pm

re: #137 Decatur Deb

South Pacific especially with the song, “You Have Got to be Carefully Taught.”

141
Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:09:15pm

re: #137 Decatur Deb

Finian, Porgy, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific, Showboat. All of them moved the cultural needle towards the light. And none would escape the purity squads today.

Add Kismet to that list which was banned in Johnstown, PA for it’s links to them evil Muslims…

npr.org

142
Decatur Deb  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:11:20pm

re: #141 Joe Bacon

Add Kismet to that list which was banned in Johnstown, PA for it’s links to them evil Muslims…

npr.org

You just can’t trust a Polovtsian maiden.

143
PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:14:02pm

re: #142 Decatur Deb

I like the last paragraph about “Oklahoma!” Ali Hakim. lol

144
Joe Bacon  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:14:56pm

re: #143 PhillyPretzel

I like the last paragraph about “Oklahoma!” Ali Hakim. lol

Just what I was going to post, Philly. Now you see why I left Western Pennsylvania 35 years ago and I will never go back.

145
PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2017 • 3:15:46pm

re: #144 Joe Bacon

I do understand.

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CleverToad  Mar 19, 2017 • 4:49:59pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

My damned Dem senator is going to be up there with my damned GOP senator “introducing” Gorsuch. Colorado solidarity, or some such crap. I’m going to be making a pointed call to Bennett’s office every day this week, to go with all the calls I made last week.

*grrrr*


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Presenting the Jay Sekulow Band Here's their cover of "Long Time" by Boston The band—featuring Sekulow on drums and guitar—includes John Schlitt, best known as the lead singer for the pioneering Christian rock band Petra, and John Elefante, the mustachioed former lead singer of ...
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In Lynwood, Advanced Placement Classes Are No Longer Only for the Elite The school district’s hope is that the challenging AP courses inspire students to go straight from high school to college and help them do better when they get there. Research suggests that students who take more difficult high school ...
Birth Control Works
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the Capital Region Yearns for More Ethnic Delis!blog.timesunion.com For pictures and videos, please click on the link above. Thanks.We’ve been living in the Capital Region of New York State for almost 24 years., and I really don’t have a lot of complaints. Oh sure, the Route 7 ...
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French Montana - Unforgettable Ft. Swae Lee"Unforgettable" ft. Swae Lee Available at iTunes: smarturl.itApple Music: smarturl.itSpotify: smarturl.itGoogle Play: smarturl.itAmazon Digital: smarturl.itDeezer: smarturl.itSoundcloud: smarturl.itTidal: smarturl.it French Montana online:frenchmontanamusic.cominstagram.com@FrencHMonTanAfacebook.com (C) 2017 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment/Bad Boy Entertainment
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Can One Get Blocked for Quoting Trump? Get blocked for just quoting? .Trump Quotes On 9/11: 'Thousands and thousands of people were cheering' 'A total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US" 1/5 — Daniel Ballard (@RW_Conspirator) June 18, 2017 .Trump Quote "'I'd bring back ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Coconut Oil ‘As Unhealthy as Beef Fat and Butter’ It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for ...
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