Stupidest Man on the Internet Quietly Deletes Lucian Wintrich #PizzaGate Screed

Yes, wingnuts are still ranting about “PizzaGate,” but apparently it’s not cool any more
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Jim Hoft, the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet, is known for quietly editing posts that turn out to be false — and that includes a lot of his posts — or even deleting them entirely when there’s something particularly embarrassing about them.

And he’s done it again! This time he deleted a post by his crony Julian Wintrich (who has White House press credentials, by the way) on the ridiculously dim-witted “PizzaGate” conspiracy theory. Apparently, there was a demonstration outside the White House yesterday as Donald Trump supporters and PizzaGate nincompoops joined forces to show how absurd they are, and Wintrich was there to file a BREAKING NEWS report for Gateway Pundit.

Unfortunately Wintrich’s post now leads to this: Page not found - The Gateway Pundit. But it’s preserved in Google’s cache, and here’s a screenshot:

Notice that Hoft or Wintrich sent someone to stalk the Comet Ping-Pong restaurant and take pictures there, to demonstrate how “creepy” it is. Pictures like this one:

Man, those are some seriously frightening ping pong tables.

The only question is why Hoft bothered to delete this post, and here’s a clue: Alex Jones has now publicly apologized for his part in spreading this despicable bullshit and endangering people’s lives.

YouTube

If you want to call that an apology; he’s still trying to blame other people for giving attention to this story that he pushed into the right wing mainstream.

Did Jones give the word to Hoft to ix-nay on the Izzagate-Pay? Or did the order come from higher up — from someone in the Trump administration trying to keep Trump’s name out of it? Or did Hoft take the initiative himself because he was afraid of being sued for defamation by the owners of Comet Ping Pong?

We have questions, but all we know for sure is that Hoft wanted this Wintrich post to go away.

(h/t: @Barthsnotes.)

UPDATE at 3/26/17 11:46:45 am by Charles Johnson

Here are some scenes from this batshit crazy demonstration:

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302 comments

1
Scottish Dragon  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:48:24am

Being Dim Jim means never having to say “sorry!”, it seems. That’s how they roll in the wingnut fever swamps.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:49:58am

re: #1 Scottish Dragon

Being Dim Jim means never having to say “sorry!”, it seems. That’s how they roll in the wingnut fever swamps.

And not only will no one question it - they will continue to cite the now non-existent article for years to come. If someone calls them on it, they’ll say, “Oh, it was there, but They (tm) made him take it down. It’s all still true, though.”

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:51:03am

SMOTI is Exhibit “A” why The US should adopt British style libel laws.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:53:03am
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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:54:57am

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

This requires a Photoshop of Donald Trump.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:56:02am

Re-posted from downstairs-new meme!

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:56:18am

Just did this image for ggt and put it in the previous thread as it ended. Putting it here too so maybe she sees it.

Me, I’m just chilling with a nice spliff from my garden and a nice cup of Starbucks who are just magic with my beans. And oh yeah, watching U.S. Politics. I didn’t create politics you know. That is of the devil!
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Skandal  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:56:24am
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Jay C  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:00:44pm

So even with Hoft Wintrich (probably deliberately) conflating a “Pizzagate” rally with a “pro-Trump” rally, we still see a get-together for which “100 people” is probably an overcount?

The Will Of The Masses in action……

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:02:18pm

It’s only a matter of time before Hoft and Jones and their ilk get somebody killed over one of these stupid fake stories.

Hell, it almost happened with this one when that armed nutball went to the pizza place.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:03:56pm

re: #3 Joe Bacon

SMOTI is Exhibit “A” why The US should adopt British style libel laws.

Bad idea. Trump would use such laws to sue everybody who ever called him “Cheeto Benito” or made up an unflattering meme about him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:05:58pm
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DuckDharma  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:07:52pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:11:30pm

re: #13 DuckDharma

Hannity wouldn’t shut up.

Ted was calm as a cuke.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:11:31pm

re: #13 DuckDharma

But ideology is more important than facts, just as Biblical Faith is more important than science.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:11:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:14:13pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:16:49pm

About this, that was posted in the previous thread:

“We can’t have fuel standards crossing state lines.”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:18:48pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Ryan needs to clap back immediately by replacing Nunes as Intel Committee Chair. Trump has a bully mentality, so if Ryan doesn’t make it clear that passive aggressive shit like this WILL incur consequences it’s going to keep happening.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:19:45pm

re: #18 Belafon

About this, that was posted in the previous thread:

[Embedded content]

“We can’t have fuel standards crossing state lines.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:19:59pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because people doing community service are SO dangerous!

//

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:20:55pm

re: #18 Belafon

“We can’t have fuel standards crossing state lines.”

“We can’t let Blue states have any influence on what happens in Red states”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:22:23pm

Trump hates California because Millions of Californians stopped him from winning the popular vote.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:22:30pm

re: #18 Belafon

About this, that was posted in the previous thread:

[Embedded content]

“We can’t have fuel standards crossing state lines.”

So much for states’ rights, huh?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:23:29pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump hates California because Millions of Californians stopped him from winning the popular vote.

And the state is successful even though Republicans have virtually no influence.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:23:36pm

re: #24 Big Beautiful Door

So much for states’ rights, huh?

Yep, kind of like CO with the legal weed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:24:53pm

re: #25 Belafon

And the state is successful even though Republicans have virtually no influence.

and because they are are supposed to be a socialistic hellhole and a wrecked economy because they do everything wrong!!!

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Kragar  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:25:19pm

re: #18 Belafon

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allegro  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:25:56pm

re: #25 Belafon

And the state is successful even though because Republicans have virtually no influence.

ftfy

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Kragar  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:26:29pm

re: #25 Belafon

Correction:

“And the state is successful even though BECAUSE Republicans have virtually no influence.”

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allegro  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:26:54pm

re: #30 Kragar

Correction:

“And the state is successful even though BECAUSE Republicans have virtually no influence.”

:P

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:27:47pm

re: #28 Kragar

Pruitt: We’re allowing Idaho to block cars following California’s fuel standards.
Illinois: We’re blocking guns from Indiana.
GOP: You can’t do that!

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:28:13pm

re: #25 Belafon

And the state is successful even though Republicans have virtually no influence.

See also the LGF Page comparing Kansas’ Republican clusterfuck with recent MN history, where Governor Dayton and the former Democratic state legislature pushed us into budget surplus territory.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:29:29pm

re: #29 allegro

re: #30 Kragar

I actually wrote that, and changed it. California has a lot of things going for it that other states don’t. Democrats are trying to build on that advantage, though, unlike when Republicans were in charge.

Edit: And, unlike the crap Republicans pull here in Texas.

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jaunte  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:34:15pm

Alito: “A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs.”

Wrong. The hostility is to people who want to use their beliefs as an excuse to control others.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:34:57pm

re: #35 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Alito: “A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs.”

Wrong. The hostility is to people who want to use their beliefs as an excuse to control others.

Just remember: Christians think they’re the most persecuted group in the United States right now. Despite absolutely zero evidence in support of the idea.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:37:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:37:30pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:37:42pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

This is what Drumpf dreams of getting away with.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:38:22pm

re: #19 goddamnedfrank

Ryan needs to clap back immediately by replacing Nunes as Intel Committee Chair. Trump has a bully mentality, so if Ryan doesn’t make it clear that passive aggressive shit like this WILL incur consequences it’s going to keep happening.

And the chances of that are?

20% at best. I think Ryan is scared of him and afraid it may cost him his district next election. So he will be hoping the Senate does something.

By the way, I agree the GOP Congress should use this against Trump, but they need to decide they will have to take the kickback from Trump and supporters if they start to stand up against him. That’s where I think they will balk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:39:18pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:40:31pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny thing is, I don’t know if any of us would really care all that much if he was honest about it. Some people would probably make comparisons to previous presidents and call him out on it, but by and large, it tends to be a bit of a nothingburger. But by going to elaborate lengths to conceal just how little time he’s spending on the job, now it’s a big deal and everybody is paying attention.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:41:22pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

So much winning, Donald!

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:44:53pm

re: #24 Big Beautiful Door

So much for states’ rights, huh?

The GOP sees states rights as very important.

Right up to the point that states rights get in the way of their wanting to hurt people with their federal legislation.

At that point all states need to suffer.

And once again a reminder: Democrats often legislate for more freedoms. GOP for less. So in many ways Democratic Federalism is to make sure ALL U.S. citizens are covered to prevent things like bigotry. Where GOP Federalism is to make sure ALL U.S. citizens are kept under control, things like wanting to stop liberalization of drug laws.

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jaunte  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:44:55pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:48:43pm

re: #45 jaunte

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:50:55pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Watching FOX = meetings.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:51:22pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

Hannity wouldn’t shut up.

Ted was calm as a cuke.

If Hannity actually told the truth to his braindead Trump humpers, he’s be shoveling mule shit for a living the next day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:53:17pm

reporter for the Guardian:

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TedStriker  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:54:52pm

re: #48 Ace Rothstein

If Hannity actually told the truth to his braindead Trump humpers, he’s be shoveling mule shit for a living the next day.

Sean Hannity in a previous reincarnation: “I hate manure!”
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bratwurst  Mar 26, 2017 • 12:57:50pm
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Archangelus  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:01:25pm

More Republican on Republican violence and casualties:

RS: Glenn Beck Fires Tomi Lahren

Controversial conservative shouter Tomi Lahren will be taking her act elsewhere after The Blaze founder Glenn Beck fired her on Sunday.

According to the New York Post, Beck has “permanently banned” Lahren, who was suspended last week after over comments she made supporting a woman’s right to have an abortion.

“Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites,” a Blaze source said, adding that the founder on the conservative news site is trying to reestablish his conservative credibility.

Tiny violin isn’t tiny enough…
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:09:52pm

Automatic Blocking Function Triggered

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:09:53pm

Another good article about how the Clinton campaign tried to draw attention to the Russian scandal before the election, and how the effort ultimately failed, because everyone assumed it was too far out, and that she would win going away. By two Clinton staffers.

washingtonpost.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:11:49pm

re: #53 The Vicious Babushka

Automatic Blocking Function Triggered

[Embedded content]

“I block idiots, bigots and liars”

Smh

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:12:21pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“I block idiots, bigots and liars”

Smh

Sounds like he ought to block himself three times over.

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Whack-A-Mole  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:13:20pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

“I block idiots, bigots and liars”

Smh

By bigots, he means those opposed to white male supremacy of everything, of course.

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William Lewis  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:17:58pm

Ah… I do enjoy retro-computing. Especially when a long project comes together in workable form.

If you like LISP, you’ve probably heard of lisp machines and Symbolics. Towards the end of their existence, they made an emulator for DEC Alphas since they were the hottest 64 bit processors around and cost it too. It had to be a 64 bit processor rather than the common Unix & PC 32 bit processors of the time because the software uses a a 40-bit word (8 bits tag, 32 bits data/address) and it won’t fit in a 32 bit machine.

Now, 64 processors and OS’s are a dime a dozen and even my cheap assed Dell laptop is running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu. I’ve allocated 2 gb to it - 409.6 megawords - an amount that lispm hackers in the past would have lusted after.

There’s nothing particularly important about this. I find it fun and a very pleasurable way to spend my Sunday afternoon. Thank you, Mr Knight, wherever you are.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:18:36pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:24:34pm

Kung Fu Lumpy is MAD!

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:34:52pm

What’s all this??? Do we have older journalists starting to kick some butts as a thing all of a sudden? Is Trump coverage drawing them out?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:38:30pm

Hey if there are any Lizards on Twitter who aren’t already following @viciousbabushka I need 5 more followers to reach 10K!

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ausador  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:41:00pm

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Whoa, back up a step, I’ve obviously stepped in it here, time to mend fences right?

“Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.
“Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.

Ok, wtff? Please just ring me up so I can get out of here and away from this girl having a meltdown, please?

“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
Goes out over the P.A. so I look back towards the photo counter and see a clerk I’ve known for quite awhile talking on the phone and gesturing towards me.
(BTW, IC3 is just P.A. code to drop whatever you’re doing and open another front register because more than three people are in line.)

Anyway, suddenly another smiling girl is there at the opposite register “Can I help the next person in line please?”

What about me? I’m thinking, “screw the next person, just ring me up and let me out of here!”

Then “Bob” (not his real name) showed up, I’ve known “Bob” for years as the overall manager at least a couple of the area Walgreens.

“Hey Jim (not my real name either) I haven’t seen you in a while.” He said shaking my hand while the cashier was turning noticeably pale. “Is there some problem with your payment on this checkout?”

“No, no problem, I’d just like to get this rung up and continue with my day.” I answered trying to move on.

“So what is the problem then?” He asked now definitely frowning at the cashier.

“There really isn’t any…” but that is as far as I got before the cashier started blurting out the entire story. I’ll give her credit, she was pretty much 100% honest about what was said by both of us. I still felt like an absolute heel because she started crying halfway through the tale.

“Bob” asked the other cashier to close her line and take over the main one. Told me he was very sorry for the inconvenience, then asked the new cashier to get all of her personal belongings and see him in the office. I got rung up and beat a hasty retreat from Walgreens.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:41:04pm
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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:43:45pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

Hannity wouldn’t shut up.

Ted was calm as a cuke.

That’s how Lumpy rolls. Never let the other side get a word in edgewise.

You couldn’t refute any of my points! I win!

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:44:34pm

re: #15 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But ideology is more important than facts, just as Biblical Faith is more important than science.

Science must be understood.

Belief requires only itself.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:46:02pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler…

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

People usually do not get fired over one bad handling of a customer. There is the possibility this has happened before and that is why the manager acted.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:47:23pm

Kingdome - Controlled Demolition, Inc.

Five views, for those who just can’t get enough…

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allegro  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:48:15pm

re: #63 ausador

“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!”

I would have fired her for this alone. Totally inappropriate. You are not even a little bit responsible for her shitty behavior.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:49:33pm

re: #68 wrenchwench

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Video

Five views, for those who just can’t get enough…

Appropriate timing. Mah Gators lost. :(

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:50:57pm

re: #36 thedopefishlives

It’s the Calvinism that infests much of Protestant faith in America.

They are ‘the elect’. Superior in every way to others and chosen by God. They are also in a constant war on terrorism. I mean evil. Terrorism is just the latest incarnation of evil.

So it follows that they are persecuted. Evil is everywhere and its goal is corruption of the elect.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:52:26pm

re: #70 Stanley Sea

Appropriate timing. Mah Gators lost. :(

Sportsball talk…

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:52:35pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

…but they need to decide they will have to take the kickback from Trump and supporters if they start to stand up against him. That’s where I think they will balk.

Like all bullies they only attack the weak. They have no real spine.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:53:08pm

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

Hey if there are any Lizards on Twitter who aren’t already following @viciousbabushka I need 5 more followers to reach 10K!

I think everybody I know is already following you. We have 148 in common, and that’s almost half of my followers.

You only need one more!

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:55:22pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

I imagine Trump goes to his properties so there won’t be a visitor register showing who he met with. Good places to meet his Russian handlers and take bribes.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:55:43pm

re: #63 ausador

re: #67 ObserverArt

People usually do not get fired over one bad handling of a customer. There is the possibility this has happened before and that is why the manager acted.

Alternately, if you have the pull, arrange a serious apology and get your friend to drop it. The calendar already has too many Christian martyrs—Felicita and Fortunata are double-bunking.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:55:55pm

re: #70 Stanley Sea

Appropriate timing. Mah Gators lost. :(

Always appropriate for something these days…

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:55:57pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Whoa, back up a step, I’ve obviously stepped in it here, time to mend fences right?

“Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.
“Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.

Ok, wtff? Please just ring me up so I can get out of here and away from this girl having a meltdown, please?

“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
Goes out over the P.A. so I look back towards the photo counter and see a clerk I’ve known for quite awhile talking on the phone and gesturing towards me.
(BTW, IC3 is just P.A. code to drop whatever you’re doing and open another front register because more than three people are in line.)

Anyway, suddenly another smiling girl is there at the opposite register “Can I help the next person in line please?”

What about me? I’m thinking, “screw the next person, just ring me up and let me out of here!”

Then “Bob” (not his real name) showed up, I’ve known “Bob” for years as the overall manager at least a couple of the area Walgreens.

“Hey Jim (not my real name either) I haven’t seen you in a while.” He said shaking my hand while the cashier was turning noticeably pale. “Is there some problem with your payment on this checkout?”

“No, no problem, I’d just like to get this rung up and continue with my day.” I answered trying to move on.

“So what is the problem then?” He asked now definitely frowning at the cashier.

“There really isn’t any…” but that is as far as I got before the cashier started blurting out the entire story. I’ll give her credit, she was pretty much 100% honest about what was said by both of us. I still felt like an absolute heel because she started crying halfway through the tale.

“Bob” asked the other cashier to close her line and take over the main one. Told me he was very sorry for the inconvenience, then asked the new cashier to get all of her personal belongings and see him in the office. I got rung up and beat a hasty retreat from Walgreens.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

She has a persecution complex nurtured by rightwing media derp. You did nothing to feel guilty about.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:58:18pm

re: #25 Belafon

And the state is successful even though because Republicans have virtually no influence.

We were a failing state when the GOP had enough power to do what they do best: fuck things up. We were heading towards insolvency.

Now that they’ve been sent to the cornfield we’re doing great.

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Dizzy  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:58:45pm

re: #62 The Vicious Babushka

Well, I rarely comment here but I read often. I’m Twitter following 6 people (now 7). Seems I’m lucky 10,000 !!

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 26, 2017 • 1:58:54pm

Jones’s non-apology is strictly an effort to soften the inevitable blow, not an attempt to prevent it. SMOTI’s deletion of the story is designed to conceal it only from his faithful dupes, since hostile legal teams will have no trouble digging it up.

SMOTI, Putin-Jones, and many other depraved conspira-liars have caught their dicks in a wringer this time. Their conduct throughout this episode has shown reckless disregard for the truth and obvious malice, and it has caused real, provable damage.

Comet Ping-Pong is headed for a huge payout. If it doesn’t exceed the Hulk Hogan payout, there is no justice.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:00:03pm

re: #80 Dizzy

Well, I rarely comment here but I read often. I’m Twitter following 6 people (now 7). Seems I’m lucky 10,000 !!

That will only encourage her.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:00:21pm

re: #60 Ace Rothstein

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:00:26pm

re: #76 Decatur Deb

Alternately, if you have the pull, arrange a serious apology and get your friend to drop it. The calendar already has too many Christian martyrs—Felicita and Fortunata are double-bunking.

Pretty hard to stop some of them becoming martyrs. Many are pre-loaded and go about looking to become a victim. Here, there, over there, anywhere. And then they get loud letting everyone know they are on the cross now.

It’s like a weird version of Munchausen Syndrome.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:02:27pm

re: #81 Shiplord Kirel

Jone’s non-apology is strictly an effort to soften the inevitable blow, not an attempt to prevent it. SMOTI’s deletion of the story is designed to conceal it only from his faithful dupes, since hostile legal times will have no trouble digging it up.

SMOTI, Putin-Jones, and many other depraved conspira-liars have caught their dicks in a wringer this time. Their conduct throughout this episode has shown reckless disregard for the truth and obvious malice, and it has caused real, provable damage.

Comet Ping-Pong is headed for a huge payout. If it doesn’t exceed the Hulk Hogan payout, there is no justice.

I wonder if their lawyer threaten legal action if they didn’t remove/apologize for the posts/stories.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:03:11pm

re: #84 ObserverArt

Pretty hard to stop some of them becoming martyrs. Many are pre-loaded and go about looking to become a victim. Here, there, over there, anywhere. And then they get loud letting everyone know they are on the cross now.

It’s like a weird version of Munchausen Syndrome.

It’s taught behavior if they are snatched up as kids. RC pushed the cult of the martyrs, and the fundies in Jesus Camp are overtly winding kids up to emulate the “other side” suicide bombers.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:03:26pm

re: #53 The Vicious Babushka

How can he tweet if he blocks himself?

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:03:33pm

re: #84 ObserverArt

Pretty hard to stop some of them becoming martyrs. Many are pre-loaded and go about looking to become a victim. Here, there, over there, anywhere. And then they get loud letting everyone know they are on the cross now.

It’s like a weird version of Munchausen Syndrome.

I was wondering whether ‘nectar of the gods’ would have made her less defensive since it sound a bit more Greek, but I think with ‘gods’ in the plural, it crosses her same line.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:04:22pm

re: #78 Big Beautiful Door

It’s right in her response that’s she’s been angry at previous customers. And somehow I don’t think this day was the first time she vented.

Also, it’s as much a fuck-up that she decided to insult customers as “drunks,” even though that was less elaborate than her sense of persecution.

My guess? Not only is this not a one-time thing, but her judgemental-ness isn’t exclusively for customers in check-out. I mean, to find reason for offense that fast—yeah, she’s probably giving lots of folks a piece of her mind.

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A Cranky One  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:05:19pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

It was probably her own fault? No, it was definitely her own fault.

She made a snide comment about your purchase rather than just ringing up your items. She called you a drunk. She was demonstrating the blatant hypocrisy of some Christians by mocking your actions/beliefs while claiming offense that you were mocking hers.

She did so while acting as a representative of the place where she worked. If she got fired, it’s her own damn fault for being a mean-spirited, hypocritical ass.

Don’t feel at all guilty. I’d be willing to bet you weren’t the first person she’s insulted and wouldn’t have been the last if the manager hadn’t acted.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:05:53pm

re: #65 Romantic Heretic

That’s how Lumpy rolls. Never let the other side get a word in edgewise.

You couldn’t refute any of my points! I win!

Poor Lumpy couldn’t find the mute control he uses to shut down people on his radio show. This is why you never see Limbaugh on these shows.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:06:16pm

re: #85 Timothy Watson

I wonder if their lawyer threaten legal action if they didn’t remove/apologize for the posts/stories.

No lawyer would settle for that, partly because it is simply not equitable compensation for a shooting rampage and partly because there is no payout.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:09:32pm

re: #63 ausador

Don’t waste too much pity. Said clerk was acting in a hideously unprofessional manner.

I’d talk to your manager friend. That poor clerk is obviously scared out of her gourd about something. Maybe he can get her some therapy, or perhaps religious counselling so she doesn’t feel her faith is under attack all the time.

ETA: My wife opines that perhaps the clerk was being sent home to cool off for a day or two.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:11:01pm

re: #93 Romantic Heretic

Don’t waste too much pity. Said clerk was acting in a hideously unprofessional manner.

I’d talk to your manager friend. That poor clerk is obviously scared out of her gourd about something. Maybe he can get her some therapy, or perhaps religious counselling so she doesn’t feel her faith is under attack all the time.

That’s the best and most outrageously optimistic response.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:12:11pm

re: #63 ausador

Don’t feel bad. If she could have she would have stoned you for blasphemy.

I’m sure she’ll be able to get a job at Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby where she’ll be able to insult deviant customers like you to her heart’s content.

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TedStriker  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:13:11pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Whoa, back up a step, I’ve obviously stepped in it here, time to mend fences right?

“Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.
“Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.

Ok, wtff? Please just ring me up so I can get out of here and away from this girl having a meltdown, please?

“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
Goes out over the P.A. so I look back towards the photo counter and see a clerk I’ve known for quite awhile talking on the phone and gesturing towards me.
(BTW, IC3 is just P.A. code to drop whatever you’re doing and open another front register because more than three people are in line.)

Anyway, suddenly another smiling girl is there at the opposite register “Can I help the next person in line please?”

What about me? I’m thinking, “screw the next person, just ring me up and let me out of here!”

Then “Bob” (not his real name) showed up, I’ve known “Bob” for years as the overall manager at least a couple of the area Walgreens.

“Hey Jim (not my real name either) I haven’t seen you in a while.” He said shaking my hand while the cashier was turning noticeably pale. “Is there some problem with your payment on this checkout?”

“No, no problem, I’d just like to get this rung up and continue with my day.” I answered trying to move on.

“So what is the problem then?” He asked now definitely frowning at the cashier.

“There really isn’t any…” but that is as far as I got before the cashier started blurting out the entire story. I’ll give her credit, she was pretty much 100% honest about what was said by both of us. I still felt like an absolute heel because she started crying halfway through the tale.

“Bob” asked the other cashier to close her line and take over the main one. Told me he was very sorry for the inconvenience, then asked the new cashier to get all of her personal belongings and see him in the office. I got rung up and beat a hasty retreat from Walgreens.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

I know the whole scenario made you feel like shit, but, if everything went down just as you said, it wasn’t your fault if that cashier ended up getting canned; in fact, if anything, you didn’t even hash over the details with the manager, Little Ms. UberChristian did that all on her own.

My take is that this was not her first outburst towards a customer, this may have been just the last straw.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:13:23pm

re: #95 Skip Intro

Don’t feel bad. If she could have she would have stoned you for blasphemy.

I’m sure she’ll be able to get a job at Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby where she’ll be able to insult deviant customers like you to her heart’s content.

No, Chick-Fil-A likes annoyingly chipper people in the front.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:14:29pm

re: #97 Timothy Watson

No, Chick-Fil-A likes annoyingly chipper people in the front.

Don’t they have a plant where she could kill chickens for Jesus?

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:15:07pm

re: #86 Decatur Deb

It’s taught behavior if they are snatched up as kids. RC pushed the cult of the martyrs, and the fundies in Jesus Camp are overtly winding kids up to emulate the “other side” suicide bombers.

Tell me about it.

I was drug to this church a few times as a young ‘un. I still remember an area of the church where there were wheelchairs, canes, crutches, glasses, braces…all sorts of medical equipment no longer needed by the now freed of their afflictions.

And the large store on the grounds selling very classy hi-end religious figurines, crosses, rosaries, medallions, photos, posters, glassware…everything Catholic.

Yep, I have never forgotten all that. I learned that is how the world works, the machine end. All at 7 years old.

The Church National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:15:08pm

i figure the gop could solve its internal problems and be productive if it replaces the speaker, the executive branch, the radicals and moderates in the rank and file, changes its name, completely reforms its philosophy, and utterly forgets that anything like the current republican party ever existed in american history

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:15:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:15:42pm

this is interesting.
First this happened:

then this happened:

and “internet expert” Kayla doubles down, moving the goalposts:

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:19:47pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Whoa, back up a step, I’ve obviously stepped in it here, time to mend fences right?

“Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.
“Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.

Ok, wtff? Please just ring me up so I can get out of here and away from this girl having a meltdown, please?

“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
Goes out over the P.A. so I look back towards the photo counter and see a clerk I’ve known for quite awhile talking on the phone and gesturing towards me.
(BTW, IC3 is just P.A. code to drop whatever you’re doing and open another front register because more than three people are in line.)

Anyway, suddenly another smiling girl is there at the opposite register “Can I help the next person in line please?”

What about me? I’m thinking, “screw the next person, just ring me up and let me out of here!”

Then “Bob” (not his real name) showed up, I’ve known “Bob” for years as the overall manager at least a couple of the area Walgreens.

“Hey Jim (not my real name either) I haven’t seen you in a while.” He said shaking my hand while the cashier was turning noticeably pale. “Is there some problem with your payment on this checkout?”

“No, no problem, I’d just like to get this rung up and continue with my day.” I answered trying to move on.

“So what is the problem then?” He asked now definitely frowning at the cashier.

“There really isn’t any…” but that is as far as I got before the cashier started blurting out the entire story. I’ll give her credit, she was pretty much 100% honest about what was said by both of us. I still felt like an absolute heel because she started crying halfway through the tale.

“Bob” asked the other cashier to close her line and take over the main one. Told me he was very sorry for the inconvenience, then asked the new cashier to get all of her personal belongings and see him in the office. I got rung up and beat a hasty retreat from Walgreens.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

good for you - you didn’t do a single thing wrong

retailers generally speaking are not interested in employees acting out their prejudices on customers

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:21:37pm

The highly detailed wikipedia entry on Pizzagate includes this interesting tidbit:

Jonathan Albright, an assistant professor of media analytics at Elon University, said that a disproportionate number of tweets about Pizzagate came from the Czech Republic, Cyprus, and Vietnam and that some of the most frequent retweeters were bots.

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Whack-A-Mole  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:24:19pm

re: #63 ausador

Well my day has suddenly gone to shit, I think I just got a Walgreens cashier fired. I just stopped in to see what the Sunday sales were and to refresh the beer cooler. So I got to the counter with beer and on sale Doritos and the new cashier dismissively comments “beer and doritos?”

“Yep, the food of the gods!” I replied thinking it was just a joke.
“They may make me sell you drunks beer on Sundays but that doesn’t give you any right to mock me!” She hissed now clutching what had to be a three inch crucifix hanging from her neck.

Whoa, back up a step, I’ve obviously stepped in it here, time to mend fences right?

“Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.
“Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.

Ok, wtff? Please just ring me up so I can get out of here and away from this girl having a meltdown, please?

“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* IC3”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
“*ding* manager to front checkout”
Goes out over the P.A. so I look back towards the photo counter and see a clerk I’ve known for quite awhile talking on the phone and gesturing towards me.
(BTW, IC3 is just P.A. code to drop whatever you’re doing and open another front register because more than three people are in line.)

Anyway, suddenly another smiling girl is there at the opposite register “Can I help the next person in line please?”

What about me? I’m thinking, “screw the next person, just ring me up and let me out of here!”

Then “Bob” (not his real name) showed up, I’ve known “Bob” for years as the overall manager at least a couple of the area Walgreens.

“Hey Jim (not my real name either) I haven’t seen you in a while.” He said shaking my hand while the cashier was turning noticeably pale. “Is there some problem with your payment on this checkout?”

“No, no problem, I’d just like to get this rung up and continue with my day.” I answered trying to move on.

“So what is the problem then?” He asked now definitely frowning at the cashier.

“There really isn’t any…” but that is as far as I got before the cashier started blurting out the entire story. I’ll give her credit, she was pretty much 100% honest about what was said by both of us. I still felt like an absolute heel because she started crying halfway through the tale.

“Bob” asked the other cashier to close her line and take over the main one. Told me he was very sorry for the inconvenience, then asked the new cashier to get all of her personal belongings and see him in the office. I got rung up and beat a hasty retreat from Walgreens.

Ok, yeah it was probably her own fault, still doesn’t prevent me from feeling responsible. Who knew “food of the gods” was ever going to be taken seriously? Especially about beer and Doritos… Sigh. :(

Don’t shed a single tear for her.

Instead of you getting ragged at for buying beer, it could have been some poor rape victim for buying the morning after pill or some equally horrific thing. Fuck her. If she can’t keep her beliefs to herself, she doesn’t belong in a job serving the public.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:24:55pm

re: #94 wrenchwench

That’s the nicest thing someone has said to me all day. Well, except for my wife saying “I love you.”

I think it’s because I’m mentally ill myself, and it has caused me to act in a similar manner. Without excusing my actions there was less intent than it seemed to the people I victimized.

So I often cut people slack and hope they get the help it took me too long to get.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:25:01pm

Oh that California!

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allegro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:25:17pm

re: #100 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i figure the gop could solve its internal problems and be productive if it replaces the speaker, the executive branch, the radicals and moderates in the rank and file, changes its name, completely reforms its philosophy, and utterly forgets that anything like the current republican party ever existed in american history

That would be a start.

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:25:56pm

> his crony Julian Wintrich

Lucian

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:26:39pm

re: #80 Dizzy

Well, I rarely comment here but I read often. I’m Twitter following 6 people (now 7). Seems I’m lucky 10,000 !!

THANKS!! I’M OVER THE 10K FOLLOWERS NOW!!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:32:47pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:33:41pm

Wikipedia again. A Reddit poster was apparently the first to explicitly connect Comet Pizza to the unfolding pedophile conspira-lie.

The allegations spread to “the mainstream internet” following a post on the website Reddit several days before the 2016 US presidential election. The post, meanwhile removed by the site, alleged the involvement of the Washington, D.C., business Comet Ping Pong:

Everyone associated with the business is making semi-overt, semi-tongue-in-cheek, and semi-sarcastic inferences towards sex with minors. The artists that work for and with the business also generate nothing but cultish imagery of disembodiment, blood, beheadings, sex, and of course pizza.

I have a question for the lawyers here: Can Reddit be forced to give up this person’s identity or potential identifying data in a civil action?

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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:33:49pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

You have me blocked. :(

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:35:10pm

re: #13 DuckDharma

That’s a quote for the ages from Ted Koppel. Sorta applies to Liberterians as well, IMO.

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A Cranky One  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:35:19pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

THANKS!! I’M OVER THE 10K FOLLOWERS NOW!!!!

I would have been happy to follow you, but don’t do Twitter. It’s possible that I might have joined just to follow you, given the right pie incentive. Not sure pie what that incentive pie might be pie, but we might pie have been able to pie figure out something pie. Oh well.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:38:19pm

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX News already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

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Timothy Watson  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:40:01pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX news already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

[Embedded content]

Who are you going to believe, FNC or your lying eyes?

///

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:40:06pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX news already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

[Embedded content]

Forget it Jake, it’s Fox News.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:41:43pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX news already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

[Embedded content]

Fox has no business calling itself a “news” network. It is, and always has been the Republican Propaganda Network.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:42:57pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX news already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

[Embedded content]

Flat out propaganda channel.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:44:31pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Odd thing to report, at 5:30 on a Sunday afternoon, after anyone not watching FOX news already knows he’s spent both mornings of the weekend at one of his golf courses, and Saturday evening at a restaurant in one of his hotels…

[Embedded content]

haha the comments - forgive this person’s typo

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:47:43pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shorter Spicer: “By virtue of his whiteness, Trump does everything better than Obama”.

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:48:11pm

Trump working?

I guess that’s indeed news.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:49:24pm

re: #122 Patricia Kayden

Shorter Spicer: “By virtue of his whiteness, Trump does everything better than Obama”.

And since Trump is immune to all laws, it follows that his children are too. That’s just logic, and Fox “News” will back me up on that 1000%.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:50:26pm

re: #123 Nyet

Trump working?

I guess that’s indeed news.

On Saturday he climbed a flight of stairs, and today he changed channels on the tv without the remote.

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ausador  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:52:04pm

re: #125 Skip Intro

The batteries were dead weren’t they?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:53:07pm

re: #107 Stanley Sea

Oh that California!

[Embedded content]

Why won’t California think of Tillerson’s retirement?!!

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:53:22pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:54:00pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:54:23pm

re: #126 ausador

The batteries were dead weren’t they?

I think somebody played a joke on him to see if he knew how to replace them and he failed.

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:54:44pm

Tonight - you.

Herman Cain Smoking Ad

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:56:19pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:56:22pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

Most of the comments there fall along these lines, but why not:

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:57:32pm

re: #129 Stanley Sea

That’s how a neofascist police state looks like.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:58:26pm

re: #45 jaunte

Stories like that make my blood boil because they expose how much the police work hand-in-hand with White Supremacy. If I were one of the anti-Trump protesters who was physically assaulted, I would be demanding that the police do their damn jobs and arrest the pro-Trump Nazis who assaulted me. Very shocking that this is happening in California which is such a deeply blue state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 2:59:42pm
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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:00:22pm

re: #129 Stanley Sea

Guess what story is no where to be found on Fox.

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:02:37pm

Photos from demos:
meduza.io

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:04:22pm

I thought about pointing that out to one of the guys at work, but I’ve decided it’s not worth it. He’d probably just point out that Obama went golfing as well. Save this for someone who’s starting to show signs of turning on Trump.

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John Carter  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:07:07pm

re: #88 wrenchwench

I was wondering whether ‘nectar of the gods’ would have made her less defensive since it sound a bit more Greek, but I think with ‘gods’ in the plural, it crosses her same line.

But Doritos

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:08:08pm

re: #134 Nyet

That’s how a neofascist police state looks like.

Ours are pet-friendly.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:09:50pm

re: #140 John Carter

But Doritos

Manna from heaven. That’s not gonna fly…

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:12:17pm

re: #63 ausador

Why was she working in a place which sold alcohol if she had a problem with “drunks” or whatever her problem was with selling you alcohol? Every job isn’t for everyone and she deserved to be fired. No sympathy for someone with zero customer service skills.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:15:11pm

re: #143 Patricia Kayden

Why was she working in a place which sold alcohol if she had a problem with “drunks” or whatever her problem was with selling you alcohol? Every job isn’t for everyone and she deserved to be fired. No sympathy for someone with zero customer service skills.

And why is she working on Sunday instead of being in church or at home resting on “the lord’s day”?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:15:49pm

This is such a hateful presidency.

The brownshirts in waiting were handed a free pass to be dicks.

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:18:58pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

And why is she working on Sunday instead of being in church or at home resting on “the lord’s day”?

I did have someone come in when I was open Sunday to tell me I shouldn’t be open on Sunday. Now I’m not, but back then I had employees and could cover all the days. I think we had an economy here back then.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:19:50pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

And why is she working on Sunday instead of being in church or at home resting on “the lord’s day”?

It’s retail. You work weekends or you don’t work much.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:20:05pm

re: #138 Nyet

Photos from demos:
meduza.io

What is the rubber ducky reference?

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:21:22pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s retail. You work weekends or you don’t work much.

I’ve worked every Saturday since 1987. Except for 6, between jobs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:23:33pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s retail. You work weekends or you don’t work much.

She could get a job at Chik-fil-a or Hobby Lobby.
Neither sell alcohol and both are closed on Sundays because Sunday is church day.

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stpaulbear  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:23:43pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s retail. You work weekends or you don’t work much.

Walgreen’s is also open on Christmas day.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:26:06pm

re: #141 Decatur Deb

It’s photos like those that made me (Black woman) hate dogs. But I finally broke down and adopted two dogs (full Boxer and Boxer mix) after Hubby decided that we needed more pets to add to our three birds. People really need to stop misusing animals like that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:26:41pm

re: #113 plansbandc

You have me blocked. :(

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:29:18pm

re: #150 Backwoods_Sleuth

She could get a job at Chik-fil-a or Hobby Lobby.
Neither sell alcohol and both are closed on Sundays because Sunday is church day.

Which is pretty much where someone who is so sensitive about things should work. This is why Christians think they’re the most persecuted group - because to them, persecution is innocent jokes and having to sell alcohol and work on Sundays. I’m sorry, but too many Christians are just way too thin-skinned about their religion. Grow a damn backbone and be secure in who you are.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:30:03pm

re: #110 The Vicious Babushka

Congrats on your 10k.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:30:20pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:30:54pm

re: #154 thedopefishlives

Which is pretty much where someone who is so sensitive about things should work. This is why Christians think they’re the most persecuted group - because to them, persecution is innocent jokes and having to sell alcohol and work on Sundays. I’m sorry, but too many Christians are just way too thin-skinned about their religion. Grow a damn backbone and be secure in who you are.

Love thy neighbor for starters.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:31:51pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

It’s got slots for guns too. How cool is that?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:32:14pm

re: #152 Patricia Kayden

It’s photos like those that made me (Black woman) hate dogs. But I finally broke down and adopted two dogs (full Boxer and Boxer mix) after Hubby decided that we needed more pets to add to our three birds. People really need to stop misusing animals like that.

Years before Wife and I met, the same more-iconic photo of that demonstration awakened a white gradeschool girl in Kentucky and a white seminarian in Pennsylvania.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:32:40pm

re: #157 Stanley Sea

Love thy neighbor for starters.

Not to mention, have some damn common sense. Do you really think going off on a customer like that is going to win friends and influence people? I served my time in retail, and if I’d pulled a stunt like that, I would have expected to get fired. Jesus F———in’ Christ.

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petesh  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:34:02pm

re: #147 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s retail. You work weekends or you don’t work much.

Yes. She ought to be mad at management. Let’s give her a pass on the Sunday-working, but not on customer-hostile approach. I presume she did lose her job, and it may well be that she needed it. Or maybe a union could get her a warning instead. That would be my preference but obviously I dont know anything except what’s in the post. I do sympathize with ausador.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:34:53pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL! She should be working for one of the (too) many Rightwing advocacy organizations which can be found in this country. She shouldn’t sully herself by working around us sinners.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:35:10pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

What is the rubber ducky reference?

And the tennis shoes?

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petesh  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:35:19pm

We had a car stolen last night, apparently to carry away an old safe stolen from our neighbor’s. Seems like whoever did it (a) knew what was there, (b) knew there was a good chance our back door (behind a locked fence) might be open, so hopped the fence and stole the purse with the keys in it. There is some video, but very fuzzy. So it could be one of the very few people who has done work for both our neighbor and us. That makes me sick, because I cannot bear the idea that three or four innocent, good guys are suspected by me. And I can’t stop thinking about that …

The car will probably be found. The other stolen stuff aint worth much. But it sucks.

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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:35:31pm

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

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wrenchwench  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:45:32pm

Nice video at the link.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:47:46pm

re: #63 ausador

“”Listen I’m sorry ok? I wasn’t trying to mock you, it was just a bad joke.” I offered hesitantly taken aback.”
“”Yeah, every day people like you tell me believing in something is a joke!” She said loudly enough for the now three people in line behind me to hear.”

She was there to ring customers’ items through NOT to impose her personal beliefs onto them. You were very kind to her and tried to explain that your comment was only a joke, so I don’t think you should feel bad about her losing her job. Is it sad that she was having a bad day and may have lost her job? Sure, it is, but it’s her fault for imposing her personal issues and beliefs in what should have been only a financial transaction. She had no idea that others at the store have known you for years and likely know that you wouldn’t have said anything untoward to her or would have tried to disparage her beliefs.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:55:19pm
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(alpuz)  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:56:13pm

re: #167 majii

Did you tell her to double bag that shit?

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 3:58:07pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:01:22pm
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jaunte  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:02:44pm

re: #63 ausador

It doesn’t seem like someone who sells beer has any right to object to someone buying it.

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Scout  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:02:45pm

Hi everyone,
I’m in the U.S. for the first time in a year, visiting friends and family in Washington state. Took this with my little iPhone yesterday in Skagit County.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:07:48pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

Wow. I’d have to leave the country and move to Colombia to be with my husband. What a horrible situation to find yourself in.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:08:02pm

re: #173 Scout

That is a beautiful picture.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:08:09pm

re: #170 Stanley Sea

“Granny!”

You need to stop. You have me laughing so hard and loud that my dog is looking at me and wondering what is wrong with me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:09:41pm

Don’t forget, United Breaks Guitars

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William Lewis  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:10:07pm

re: #173 Scout

Hi everyone,
I’m in the U.S. for the first time in a year, visiting friends and family in Washington state. Took this with my little iPhone yesterday in Skagit County.

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Nicely done. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:11:28pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

If I remember Gladiator correctly, history doesn’t actually turn out very well for those kinds of things.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:12:32pm

re: #167 majii

She was there to ring customers’ items through NOT to impose her personal beliefs onto them. You were very kind to her and tried to explain that your comment was only a joke, so I don’t think you should feel bad about her losing her job. Is it sad that she was having a bad day and may have lost her job? Sure, it is, but it’s her fault for imposing her personal issues and beliefs in what should have been only a financial transaction. She had no idea that others at the store have known you for years and likely know that you wouldn’t have said anything untoward to her or would have tried to disparage her beliefs.

Wikipedia - Render unto Caesar

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:12:42pm
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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:13:02pm

re: #173 Scout

That’s so pretty. Can I steal it for a screen saver?

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:14:16pm

re: #173 Scout

Hi everyone,
I’m in the U.S. for the first time in a year, visiting friends and family in Washington state. Took this with my little iPhone yesterday in Skagit County.

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Best end of a rainbow I’ve ever seen. And vivid color in it. You were in the right place to view that one.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:14:20pm

Brocialists think Chelsea Clinton is teh ebil!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:16:41pm

re: #184 teleskiguy

Seems to me Josh Barro has a problem…..

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Scout  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:18:42pm

re: #182 plansbandc

That’s so pretty. Can I steal it for a screen saver?

I’d be honored!

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:18:54pm

Uh oh…tornado warning sirens going off.

Checking radar and maps…

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:19:10pm

re: #185 Eric The Fruit Bat

“Seems to me Josh Barro has a problem…..”

I’m thinking the same thing if by his tweet, he means some persons can do certain things but others have no right to do the same thing.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:19:15pm

re: #187 ObserverArt

Uh oh…tornado warning sirens going off.

Checking radar and maps…

Grab your belt and head for the pump house.///

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gwangung  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:20:23pm

re: #185 Eric The Fruit Bat

Seems to me Josh Barro has a problem…..

That he has a following seems to me to be a problem…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:20:47pm

re: #187 ObserverArt

The Nat’l Weather Service even mentioned in my local forecast. Be careful. weather.gov

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:21:28pm

re: #189 thedopefishlives

Grab your belt and head for the pump house.///

Dusty: What was it like?

Jo: It was windy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:21:55pm

re: #187 ObserverArt

Uh oh…tornado warning sirens going off.

Checking radar and maps…

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:22:05pm

re: #184 teleskiguy

Brocialists think Chelsea Clinton is teh ebil!

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I’m one of those who preordered Chelsea’s book and if such an ass as Josh Barro can’t handle that he can go CENSORED himself.

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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:22:36pm

re: #192 lawhawk

Dusty: What was it like?

Jo: It was windy.

Jo: Cow!
Jo: …Another cow!
Bill: Actually, I think that was the same cow.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:23:19pm

Warning until 7:45. Looks like one concentrated cell and a line of showers. Hardly looks like a major storm line. Sneaky…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:23:26pm

UK-UNC game finish is astounding.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:23:48pm

re: #173 Scout

Hi everyone,
I’m in the U.S. for the first time in a year, visiting friends and family in Washington state. Took this with my little iPhone yesterday in Skagit County.

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A slice of heaven. Have a great visit!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:25:09pm
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thedopefishlives  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:25:45pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

The fact that this is news is a damning indictment of this administration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:26:28pm

When the dog wants to play catch with the puck on the ice at Verizon Center, you play catch with the dog on the ice at Verizon Center. 🐶

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:28:19pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

UK-UNC game finish is astounding.

Nothing beats Friday night. Nah.

Still recovering.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:28:21pm

Damn, local CBS is in storm mode and and all they have is a blank black screen because they can’t seem to get a picture up.

Meanwhile the NCAA game is tight and down to the wire and no one is seeing that either.

Wouldn’t want to be manning the phone lines at the station tonight.

And now they go back to the end of the game with teams shaking hands. Hahaha. Oh boy.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:30:05pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

Been seeing usual suspects on my FB post and gloat about this thing.

Just wait until something like that is turned against them.

But they don’t get it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:30:16pm

jeebus…so many heart attacks in the last few seconds.
Congrats (grudgingly) to UNC.

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Kragar  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:30:26pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:31:17pm

Instagram

My mom has Alzheimer’s and our visits are getting less interactive these days. But very so often there is a glimpse of recognition in her eyes and it becomes a beacon of hope in a sea of uncertainty. Join the fight to #endalz because Alzheimer’s sucks more than anything has ever sucked before: alz.org @alzassociation

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:31:30pm

re: #184 teleskiguy

Barro is still a Republican as far as I’m concerned so I take his opinion with a large dose of salt. He’s probably just going through temporary embarrassment because of Trump which may pass in 2020 when Trump is defeated. Whatever problem he has with Chelsea Clinton, he can keep to himself.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:33:04pm

re: #116 FormerDirtDart

There’s a reason I call them ‘The Ministry of Truth’.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:33:27pm

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why the hell is it news, let alone breaking news, that Trump is doing his fucking job?

Diverting attention from the fact that he wasn’t, and hasn’t, been doing this? That it’s the outlier that since he took office, he’s spent far more time on the weekends playing golf outside DC than staying at the WH?

Oh, and he still left the WH to play golf at his Emoluments Violation Golf Course in VA. (addendum).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:36:13pm
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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:37:48pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

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joe90  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:39:10pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

Claws retracted, running on pads and arse down to stop, doggo has polished floors down to a tee.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:39:19pm

re: #171 The Vicious Babushka

The sentencing judge and jury should be REQUIRED to watch. Better yet, switch to the guillotine, which is faster and more reliable anyway, wire the blade to a set of lanyards that must be all be pulled before it falls, and give one lanyard to the judge and one to each juror. They should also be given haz-mat suits, mops, towels, and big drums of disinfectant and soap for the cleanup afterward.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:39:54pm

re: #212 lawhawk

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I don’t think he even watched BBall. Golf Channel.

Low energy. SAD.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:41:47pm

re: #215 Stanley Sea

I swear on the bones of this robot, Trump is some kind of gestalt embodiment of the shitty 80s businessman. Not just the scumminess and the predation, the intensely shoddy version of “classy,” the idea that price is value, and the…uuggghh…taste in food and entertainment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:44:17pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:47:18pm

re: #216 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I swear on the bones of this robot, Trump is some kind of gestalt embodiment of the shitty 80s businessman. Not just the scumminess and the predation, the intensely shoddy version of “classy,” the idea that price is value, and the…uuggghh…taste in food and entertainment.

You are right. He was disgusting in the 80’s, he continued to ride that train. A reality TV show! Top of the game!

The wealthy Upper East Side of NYC hate him.

Couple of greedy deflectors, but yeah.

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:50:06pm

Looks like I’m about to get hammered by the storm. It’s about 2 miles away. High winds and hail.

Later…shut down.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:51:24pm

re: #218 Stanley Sea

Though somewhere in their is the aesthetic DNA of an Central Asian oligarch.

Hence the Louis XIV repro vomit and the GILT.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:52:16pm

Folks, if you’re cold will this bowl of Chicken Soup from Greenblatt’s Deli warm you up?

It sure ain’t Campbell’s
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:55:17pm

re: #221 Joe Bacon

Folks, if you’re cold will this bowl of Chicken Soup from Greenblatt’s Deli warm you up?

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Looks good. Sometimes I want very chunky soup, and sometimes I want soup I can float crackers in until they are soggy.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:59:24pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:59:45pm

Every Sunday I go to the Kitchenista diary for #sundaydinner ah, the food!

She’s in the DC area, hire her. I wish I could.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:59:46pm
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jeffreyw  Mar 26, 2017 • 4:59:48pm

Imgur
Leftover lasagna is the best!

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:01:06pm

re: #222 Belafon

Looks good. Sometimes I want very chunky soup, and sometimes I want soup I can float crackers in until they are soggy.

For a soup to float crackers in, the clam chowder at the House of Pies on North Vermont does that for me!

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:01:19pm

Oh for fuck sake. Michael Cernovich is on 60 Minutes right now.

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mmmirele  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:04:35pm

Yesterday the “Phoenix John Brown Gun Club” and the Brown Berets showed up at the Trump MAGA march. Local columnist Stephen Lemons was there and got into an argument with these lefties carrying long guns. Apparently the lefties were unclear on the concept of the First Amendment, public streets and the like.

phoenixnewtimes.com

He’s concerned that the Trumpistas and the gun club and Brown Berets might mix it up. And you know, he’s got a legitimate concern. He mentions the “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, NC back in 1979 that ended up with four people dead. I went back to my college years at the University of Texas at Austin. We had a group called the “John Brown Anti-Klan Committee.” The KKK used to come and march out at the state capitol (probably still do). Well, one time in the early 80s, the Austin PD didn’t show up in numbers to keep the two sides separated, and some heads got smashed at a KKK rally. The JBAKC used to show the grainy footage of the riot on their public access show for years afterwards. And, after that, every time the KKK came to town, Austin’s Finest would have to turn out in their hundreds to keep the half-a-dozen white sheeted ninnies separated from the thousands of looky-lous who walked the few blocks between UT and the capitol to howl at the KKK. The police would say, Please stay away, and we, being young and stupid, thought that was an invitation to show up.

Now, being older, I know that staying away is absolutely the best thing to do. I don’t want to be in the middle of two groups of lunatics brandishing long guns.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:08:32pm

re: #229 mmmirele

The best thing to do is to stay away.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:09:57pm

What a li’l snowflake

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BeachDem  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:10:30pm

What a total piece of shit. (And speaking of delusions of grandeur)

The killing, Jackson said, was a practice run for a larger plan in which he hoped to convince white women not to have relationships with black men.

“Well, if that guy feels so strongly about it,” Jackson said he hoped women would think, “maybe I shouldn’t do it.”

rawstory.com

Yeah—I’m sure white women everywhere were just lining up to hear what this asshole had to say.

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mmmirele  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:12:31pm

re: #85 Timothy Watson

I wonder if their lawyer threaten legal action if they didn’t remove/apologize for the posts/stories.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there is already a private settlement between Comet Ping-Pong and Jones, of which removing the Pizzagate “articles” is only a part. It may include a monetary settlement as well. If I was Comet Ping-Pong, I’d be asking for money for lost business and to fix my place up after that guy went in there and shot it up.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:12:48pm

re: #231 The Vicious Babushka

What a li’l snowflake

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And Ted said Yes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:13:25pm

Oh shit not again

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:15:02pm

re: #181 lawhawk

That’s what the National Enquirer says.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:17:28pm

re: #235 The Vicious Babushka

Oh shit not again

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It’s probably bad of me, but since I live in the Dallas area, my second thought on seeing the picture was “The entire downtown Dallas area is a JCC?”

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:19:30pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:22:07pm

re: #229 mmmirele

Interesting to me, the freak out when lefties bring their guns.

Granted it’s all bad.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:23:53pm

re: #239 Stanley Sea

Interesting to me, the freak out when lefties bring their guns.

Granted it’s all bad.

A leftie with a gun has probably actually taken the time to learn to use it. They’re probably worried that he’ll actually hit his target.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:24:33pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:25:38pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:30:18pm
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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:30:29pm

re: #232 BeachDem

“Yeah—I’m sure white women everywhere were just lining up to hear what this asshole had to say.”

My totally black daughter has a white fiance who loves her to pieces, and she loves him to pieces, so to speak. I wonder what Jackson would think about their relationship?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:36:18pm

Eighteen people injured at mall in Hong Kong after escalator unexpectedly goes backwards and speeds up.

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William Lewis  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:37:44pm

re: #240 Belafon

A leftie with a gun has probably actually taken the time to learn to use it. They’re probably worried that he’ll actually hit his target.

Can I bring my cowboy assault rifle (ie lever action ;) & revolver next time? :D

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:38:48pm

re: #238 Ace Rothstein

“One of them holds up.”

After Trump talked about Pres. Lincoln last week, it seems that his supporters are engaged in an all-out push to try to make it appear that Trump is upholding Lincoln’s legacy. The two presidents are nothing alike in temperament or governing style, but I doubt it will stop Trump supporters from continuing to link the two. I’m also wondering why some *ss who helped plan the fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago last weekend thought it was such a great idea to make a poster of Pres. Lincoln wearing a MAGA hat. Money does not buy class which is why I think Trump has had such a difficult time with his many attempts at gaining the acceptance of other wealthy New Yorkers.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:40:09pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:41:14pm

Cold air meeting warm air.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:42:45pm

re: #247 majii

Money does not buy class which is why I think Trump has had such a difficult time with his many attempts at gaining the acceptance of other wealthy New Yorkers.

As my grandfather once told me: “Those who have money, don’t talk about it.”

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:43:25pm

re: #249 teleskiguy

Cold air meeting warm air.

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You mean to tell me it’s not a punishment from God?

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Ming5000  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:46:14pm

This made me smile

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ObserverArt  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:47:55pm

Well, that was a strange line of storms. They came in as one cell, and then it blew up once it hit the outskirts of the city.

Luckily my area just east of downtown was more or less passed up but we got some heavy rain and lightening.

North of me sounded like it was much crazier. Like up north of Ohio State University and then east/northeast of there. They had four different warnings. One would die down and then they’d put up another.

And it is only March.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:49:43pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:49:52pm

re: #248 lawhawk

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Politico is rocking.

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plansbandc  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:50:36pm

Denver University Pioneers of sportspuck fame have officially made the Frozen Four. I am pleased.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:50:53pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:51:09pm

re: #255 Stanley Sea

Politico is rocking.

Most of us hated Politico during Obama, but they do seem to be playing the “against whoever is in the White House” angle.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:51:33pm

re: #254 teleskiguy

I have to admit. I have no idea what is going on in that picture. Are they trying to do a 180?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:52:36pm

re: #259 Ace Rothstein

I have to admit. I have no idea what is going on in that picture. Are they trying to do a 180?

looks like they are trying to hide from the tornado by parking under the overpass.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:52:40pm

re: #259 Ace Rothstein

I have to admit. I have no idea what is going on in that picture. Are they trying to do a 180?

It looks like a bunch of people who think they’ll be protected sitting under an overpass.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:53:20pm

re: #255 Stanley Sea

Politico is rocking.

That these nitwits are more concerned about who’s leaking what to whom, they’re not spending any time on their jobs.

For most businesses, this would be a death rattle. For this WH, it’s a sigh of relief from the rest of the nation that they’re so incompetent and wrapped up in Trump-Russia, that they can’t get out of their own way.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:53:41pm

re: #259 Ace Rothstein

I have to admit. I have no idea what is going on in that picture. Are they trying to do a 180?

See that line of cars parked underneath the bridge? Escaping hail and tornadoes.

Don’t ever park underneath a bridge during a bad storm, it makes things much worse for everyone around you.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:54:57pm

re: #248 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Reading the article, NOW he needs the press.

Idiot.

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:54:59pm

re: #262 lawhawk

That these nitwits are more concerned about who’s leaking what to whom, they’re not spending any time on their jobs.

For most businesses, this would be a death rattle. For this WH, it’s a sigh of relief from the rest of the nation that they’re so incompetent and wrapped up in Trump-Russia, that they can’t get out of their own way.

What I hear is the Fat Lady warming up in the wings.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 5:58:10pm

I’ve been told by professional storm chasers that the absolute best thing you can do if you’re in a car and you see really bad weather ahead is to turn around somehow and drive away from it. If that’s not possible get your car off the road and find yourself a ditch to hunker down in until things get better.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:00:14pm

re: #266 teleskiguy

Get as low - ditches are the best. Overpasses are particularly bad - people think that they’re safe. They aren’t.

wunderground.com

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:00:33pm

My stormchaser friend Ed in Oklahoma is probably kind of bummed right now, he’s at home with a newborn instead of driving into the bottoms of massive cumulonimbus clouds. Such as life.

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Puss Power  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:01:47pm

Well, I’m back from a month-long vacation in Central and South America. Did anything happen while I was gone? :)

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:02:26pm

Jonah Goldberg and Peter Daou are in a pissing match on Twitter. It’s so stupid.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:02:42pm
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:03:15pm

re: #258 Belafon

Most of us hated Politico during Obama, but they do seem to be playing the “against whoever is in the White House” angle.

It was mostly the comments I hated at Politico, but the RWNJ commenters seem to be a lot quieter with their own disaster in the White House. That or moderation improved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:04:40pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:04:46pm

re: #269 Puss Power

Well, I’m back from a month-long vacation in Central and South America. Did anything happen while I was gone? :)

Two of my friends just had babies, I mentioned one of them in #268.

How about the things that *haven’t* happened?

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:04:56pm

Politico also noted the other day that the failure to pass Trumpcare has pretty much borked plans for tax reform. Or at least severely downgraded GOP plans, since said plans were reliant on the $1T in “savings” from dismantling the ACA’s taxes. They either have to find those savings elsewhere (HA!), scale back their plans (HAHA!), OR they’ll have to basically push tax reform down the road (HAHAHAHA!)

So, in short, Ryan’s failure has put the GOP in a very uncomfortable position, because any signal that tax reform will not be as significant as promised by Trump is gonna scare the ever-loving shit out of the stock market.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:07:51pm

re: #275 Targetpractice

The other option is Trump pushes ahead with infrastructure, and his rhetoric sounds like it’s something that Democrats might go for (and were going for in the interlude between the election and inauguration), but now we know that there’s absolutely nothing to any of Trump’s plans. No clue how any of this works, no coherent plans, and most of all, the GOP wont go for it because it means spending money that would better go for tax cuts for the rich.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:08:52pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:11:07pm

re: #277 teleskiguy

I can’t wait for the fall harvest.

Edit: Though, as pointed out in the replies, the numbers have been declining for years.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:12:22pm

re: #278 Belafon

Lots of rotting fruits and vegetables. Hey, it’ll replenish the soil.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:13:37pm

re: #262 lawhawk

“That these nitwits are more concerned about who’s leaking what to whom, they’re not spending any time on their jobs.”

Well, both Trump and his supporters believe our government can be run the same way Trump ran his businesses and “The Apprentice.”

They should not be surprised that there is major chaos in the WH and a whole lot of internal struggles.

It’s what they voted for—-a reality show version of “The Apprentice” in The WH instead of a competent politician.

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:14:10pm

We are still in Trump’s honeymoon period. First 100 days and all.

Recap:
Epstein and Flynn are gone (Flynn facing bigger trouble)
Multiple investigations into Trump-Russia connections. FBI investigating.
Congressional GOP in trouble.
Trumpcare flames out in massive debacle thanks to rank incompetence of GOP and Trump
Muslim ban fails - twice
Trump admin spending more time chasing down leakers and bad press than doing policy
Trump spending more time at Emoluments Violation Golf Courses (aka Trump facilities in FL or VA) than DC on weekends.
Trump approval ratings continue sliding from their historic low at day 1.

Yeah, this is going well.

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Ming5000  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:14:15pm

re: #276 lawhawk


Chicago Tribune Nov 2016

Donald Trump has vowed to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and railways, but the path to delivering on that promise is full of potholes. When President Barack Obama tried to do it, a Republican Congress fought him at almost every turn, and Trump would have to contend with his party’s deep-seated dislike for government spending and higher taxes to meet the $1 trillion tab for his proposals.

HFC would prefer people create their own trails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:14:48pm

re: #277 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:15:48pm

re: #281 lawhawk

Yeah, this is going well.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:16:44pm

re: #74 wrenchwench

I think everybody I know is already following you. We have 148 in common, and that’s almost half of my followers.

You only need one more!

just done it

but probably too late to be the one

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lawhawk  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:19:47pm

re: #282 Ming5000

The GOP opposition to Obama’s infrastructure plans began way back when with the ARRA of 2009. They opposed even that modest infrastructure spending.

Trump wants go to with a trillion dollar spending binge, with no way to pay for any of it except pixie dust and unicorn farts.

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:21:21pm

re: #276 lawhawk

The other option is Trump pushes ahead with infrastructure, and his rhetoric sounds like it’s something that Democrats might go for (and were going for in the interlude between the election and inauguration), but now we know that there’s absolutely nothing to any of Trump’s plans. No clue how any of this works, no coherent plans, and most of all, the GOP wont go for it because it means spending money that would better go for tax cuts for the rich.

Trump’s desires and the GOP’s priorities couldn’t be more out of sync right now. They still have numerous nominees (including Gorsuch) waiting on votes. They’ve got the debt ceiling that has to be tackled before October, which coincides with the need to tackle the budget. Bob Portman actually introduced a bill this week that would force a 1:1 ratio of budget cuts annually to every dollar the ceiling were raised by, meaning the GOP would have to find $90B this year in the budget. Even Trump’s “skinny” budget doesn’t come anywhere close to that, not without taking an axe to his proposed spending increases. If the “debt hawks” take up Portman’s bill or something like it, then any talk of tax “reform” and infrastructure spending is DOA.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:28:59pm

The ROV today is still in the Kiribati area, but around -1000m today, on an unnamed and unmapped seamount.

Shrimp, not so small:

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:31:54pm

Lots of crabs today…

Either fighting, or mating:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:33:25pm

re: #289 freetoken

How can anyone tell the difference?!

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:34:38pm

re: #290 GlutenFreeJesus

How can anyone tell the difference?!

Until the scene turns x-rated, one probably can’t.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:38:29pm

re: #289 freetoken

Lots of crabs today…

Either fighting, or mating:

[Embedded content]

Or ballroom dancing.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:40:28pm

re: #292 Barefoot Grin

Or ballroom dancing.

One of the ROV pilots raised that as a possibility… but the talking heads finally shot it down.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:41:53pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:42:30pm

The position the GOP finds itself in is untenable in the long run. Ryan and Yertle won’t get much of anything worthwhile passed without the help of Pelosi and Schumer, even simple things like raising the debt ceiling or passing a continuing resolution. But every concession made towards that reality will be met with howling from the base. They’re no longer talking about major works, they’re talking about political survival next November.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:53:39pm

Crab on a coral:

… and a different kind of coral on a different crab:

And just for symmetry, here is a different coral on a crab on a different coral:

This crab has decided to carry around a hydroid while on a coral, obviously a fashion statement of some sort:

This one is stylin’ and profilin’ with an anemone hat:

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bratwurst  Mar 26, 2017 • 6:57:35pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:00:01pm

re: #296 freetoken

Crab on a coral:

[Embedded content]

Number one obviously a pro tennis player.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:02:55pm

re: #296 freetoken

I’ve been enjoying the Okeanos photos. Thanks for posting them, freetoken. I have seen some underwater scenes and critters I’ve never see before, and I love it!

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Puss Power  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:23:25pm

re: #281 lawhawk

We are still in Trump’s honeymoon period. First 100 days and all.

Recap:
Epstein and Flynn are gone (Flynn facing bigger trouble)
Multiple investigations into Trump-Russia connections. FBI investigating.
Congressional GOP in trouble.
Trumpcare flames out in massive debacle thanks to rank incompetence of GOP and Trump
Muslim ban fails - twice
Trump admin spending more time chasing down leakers and bad press than doing policy
Trump spending more time at Emoluments Violation Golf Courses (aka Trump facilities in FL or VA) than DC on weekends.
Trump approval ratings continue sliding from their historic low at day 1.

Yeah, this is going well.

A ship on a long cruise is a great place to find People who Should Have Known Better than to Vote for Trump, so the surprise at my dinner table is to have found three people who certainly didn’t (me and two of the others). Of the other three, I suspect that at least two of them voted for Trump (from their silence when we Happy Few said some slightly disparaging things about our “President”).

That was at the beginning of the cruise. At the end (while TrumpRyanCare was collapsing and Nunez was committing his act of public self-immolation, accompanied by a chorus of Russian revelations), the table was unanimous in mocking the Great Yam and all his (unsuccessful) works.

Second thoughts? Buyers remorse? It’s not a question one asks on a cruise, but the change in attitude suggests a change of heart, possibly.

Several months before Nixon resigned, a poll was held asking people who they voted for in the presidential election. The results showed the McGovern had won in a landslide. I wonder what a similar poll would show today, and what that may say about the midterms or 2020.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:29:13pm

re: #300 Puss Power

I am a close observer of persons and behavior. I’ve been thinking for some time now that many who voted for him were “dazzled” by his “celebrity” and seem to have thought that the way he acted on The Apprentice could be transferred to the WH and used to run our government successfully if he were elected POTUS. Their vote for Trump was a vote for fantasy over the reality that having experience in governing is a huge plus when running for an important political position such as that of POTUS.

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Ubiq  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:46:07pm

re: #266 teleskiguy

I’ve been told by professional storm chasers that the absolute best thing you can do if you’re in a car and you see really bad weather ahead is to turn around somehow and drive away from it. If that’s not possible get your car off the road and find yourself a ditch to hunker down in until things get better.

I don’t know about Oklahoma, but Dallas, Texas was hit late this afternoon by golf ball sized hail. Might suggest a different remedy than ‘get in a ditch’.


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