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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:02:08pm

I tweeted this post a little while ago and suddenly the clicks from Twitter went wild! Somebody with a lot of followers must have RTed it, so I have no choice but to promote it to the front page. Nice find, teleskiguy!

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:02:10pm

Well Trump does so love the poorly educated. At least that’s what he claims.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:03:34pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

I tweeted this post a little while ago and suddenly the clicks from Twitter went wild! Somebody with a lot of followers must have RTed it, so I have no choice but to promote it to the front page. Nice find, teleskiguy!

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:03:36pm

re: #2 Patricia Kayden

Well Trump does so love the poorly educated. At least that’s what he claims.

And Patricia they sure do love him back! Even as he wanted to take away their health care and decimate Medicare and Social Security, they STILL bow down before him and kiss his ass!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:03:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:04:00pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

There it is!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:05:18pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

There it is!

Maybe Joy liked the Max Trumproom graphic :)

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:06:40pm
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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:08:09pm

re: #5 GlutenFreeJesus

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Why do so many Christians mindlessly follow Trump?

It’s because of these Pulpit Pimps!

Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and Others Lay Hands On, Pray for Donald Trump

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:09:50pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:10:36pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

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Translation: Trump to take bigger shit on anti-nepotism laws.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:11:07pm

I guess I just don’t find watching morons entertainig any more.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:11:15pm

“Ideas from the business world”
Outsourcing
Bankruptcy
Spending Daddy’s Money

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:11:50pm

See where education levels stack up based on religious choice (atheist is number 8).

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:12pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

I tweeted this post a little while ago and suddenly the clicks from Twitter went wild! Somebody with a lot of followers must have RTed it, so I have no choice but to promote it to the front page. Nice find, teleskiguy!

Oh wow! Heh!

It’s my pleasure, Charles!

Almost 7,000 clicks on Twitter? That’s definitely a record for me.

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:15pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

“Ideas from the business world”
Outsourcing
Bankruptcy
Spending Daddy’s Money

Dump Debt on Partners
Sell Anything Not Nailed Down

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:15pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

Has he already fixed the Middle East?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:35pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

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Will we finally get to fire Alabama and Mississippi for underperforming?

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:48pm

re: #4 Joe Bacon

“And Patricia they sure do love him back! Even as he wanted to take away their health care and decimate Medicare and Social Security, they STILL bow down before him and kiss his ass!”

It’s the same situation here in GA, especially in South GA where Trump won @ 90% of the vote. The Atlanta Journal Constitution went to that area of the state last week to talk to some persons living there about the healthcare bill. As expected, those who voted for Trump are sticking with him and can find no fault with whatever he does/says. Several rural hospitals in the southern part of the state have closed due to lack of funding. The GOP majority in the legislature in Atlanta hate Obama and Obamacare so much that they’ve adamantly refused to expand Medicaid. When they learned that Deal was talking to Pres. Obama and the HHS a few years ago, they passed a bill that forbids the Medicaid expansion without their consent. The law also mandates that no facility that receives funds from the state can be used to inform Georgians about how to apply for coverage on the exchanges here or be used to sign them up for coverage.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:12:52pm

re: #3 The Vicious Babushka

HOLY SHIT!

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:13:32pm

re: #7 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe Joy liked the Max Trumproom graphic :)

Many thanks to ObserverArt for the graphic. :)

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:14:10pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

Many thanks to ObserverArt for the graphic. :)

I made that graphic.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:14:17pm

re: #10 The Vicious Babushka

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Oh, I never forgot how Reagan did the same exact thing with The Grace Commission and I never forgot how The Grace Goon Squad determined that Social Security Offices had only two essential employees—A manager and an administrative clerk. They proposed that every other employee should be contracted out and paid minimum wage with no health insurance.

It’s so nice to have business executives tell us that our jobs taking and processing claims and handling postentitlement work were nonessential…

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:14:36pm

re: #18 Belafon

Will we finally get to fire Alabama and Mississippi for underperforming?

“We should run the country like a business!”
“So when do we start selling off states that take in more than they pay out?”
“COASTAL ELITES!!!”

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:14:39pm

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

I made that graphic.

Oh, I was mistaken. Many thanks to you, Alouette!

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stpaulbear  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:15:01pm

Charles, there is an autoplay ad by HSP that is dragging me up to the top of the page every time it plays.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:15:18pm

re: #13 The Vicious Babushka

“Ideas from the business world”
Outsourcing
Bankruptcy
Spending Daddy’s Money

Hire lots of lawyers to cover your ass.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:15:30pm

Proof that strangely orange things are found not only at 1600 Penn. Ave:

This was shot today at about -900m. The long stringy extensions anchored the organism to the nearby boulders, while the tiny stringy things with white tentacles at the ends would lower and rise… all the while those orange appendages waved around wildly. Still image doesn’t do it justice.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:16:33pm

That’s got to be the strangest animal I’ve ever seen.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:17:24pm

Assuming that is an animal and not the larval form of Cthulhu.

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stpaulbear  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:18:20pm

re: #28 freetoken

I could never live there with all those weird things crawling around.
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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:19:05pm

re: #28 freetoken

Proof that strangely orange things are found not only at 1600 Penn. Ave:

[Embedded content]

This was shot today at about -900m. The long stringy extensions anchored the organism to the nearby boulders, while the tiny stringy things with white tentacles at the ends would lower and rise… all the while those orange appendages waved around wildly. Still image doesn’t do it justice.

That looks like a critter that was in an episode of Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea!

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea preview - S04E16 The Lobster Man

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:19:36pm

re: #28 freetoken

Proof that strangely orange things are found not only at 1600 Penn. Ave:

[Embedded content]

This was shot today at about -900m. The long stringy extensions anchored the organism to the nearby boulders, while the tiny stringy things with white tentacles at the ends would lower and rise… all the while those orange appendages waved around wildly. Still image doesn’t do it justice.

Bloated, spineless, and serves no identifiable purpose besides its own perpetuation.

Must be a Republican.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:20:47pm

As usual, it’s comedians who tell the truth…

youtube.com

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Kragar  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:20:59pm
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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:21:04pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

Bloated, spineless, and serves no identifiable purpose besides its own perpetuation and orange with uncontrolled waving of appendages.

Must be a Republican.

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Skip Intro  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:21:56pm

Here’s your Sunday night sermon from Pastor Manning.

Liveleak Video

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Amory Blaine  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:23:44pm

How did I not know about Pod Save America?

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:23:48pm

re: #9 Joe Bacon

“It’s because of these Pulpit Pimps!”

Cox Cable’s service here in Middle GA is inundated with these “Pulpit Pimps,” and although I’m Christian, I avoid those channels like a 14th Century person would have tried to avoid the Bubonic Plague. They’re some of the biggest grifters in the world. They sell everything from “prayer cloths” to “miracle spring water” to “pieces of JC’s tomb,” and all of it’s fake and has the intended purpose of fleecing the gullible.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:24:30pm

re: #26 stpaulbear

Charles, there is an autoplay ad by HSP that is dragging me up to the top of the page every time it plays.

Argh, sorry. It’s unbelievably hard to find out which ad is doing this, but I paused the ad network that’s usually (but not always) responsible. I have no idea why the people who place these kinds of ads think it’s going to help their advertisers. It’s a big-time turn-off that hurts their clients.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:24:50pm

Hey Boss…how about whipping up a Youtube clipping tool for us so we don’t have to go around and do a proper job of posting clips?

Just a suggestion…

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:28:14pm

That orange creature was not the only unusual image from today.

Here… they caught this purple blob in the act of defecating:

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:29:04pm

I miss Utah.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:29:36pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

Oh wow! Heh!

It’s my pleasure, Charles!

Almost 7,000 clicks on Twitter? That’s definitely a record for me.

Well over 8,000 now.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:30:33pm

re: #41 Eric The Fruit Bat

Hey Boss…how about whipping up a Youtube clipping tool for us so we don’t have to go around and do a proper job of posting clips?

Just a suggestion…

Not sure what you mean by a clipping tool - please elaborate.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:34:12pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Not sure what you mean by a clipping tool - please elaborate.

Where we can specify a start and end time of a Youtube video and paste the URL into our messages. Sorta like the botched link I posted above where only the link shows and not the actual video shows up inline.

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Puss Power  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:34:33pm

Copied from downstairs because it’s relevant:

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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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:36:04pm
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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:38:59pm

Another unidentified living blob that went floating by today:

The talking heads used the adjective “planktonic” but I think that is just a holder for “we don’t really know”.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:40:04pm

Cernovich on 60 minutes. What a huge mistake. Waay too soft a touch. Needed Mike Wallace, cracking the whip. Not this guy, Scott Pelley. Seen more outrage at bald faced lies from a bowl of white rice.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:40:18pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:41:13pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:42:13pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

And you can bet he’ll have Uday and/or Qusay mosey over to Scotland and demand that the Scottish government take action to build a seawall to protect the family golf course…..

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:44:28pm

re: #50 Unshaken Defiance

“Cernovich on 60 minutes. What a huge mistake.”

Although the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory has been debunked, Cernovich claimed on 60 Minutes, “It’s 100% correct.”
Oh, brother.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:45:32pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

They complain about it being lenient on China, but China ratified it, and:

In order to fulfill its obligations under the Paris agreement Xinhua said China would need to cut carbon emissions by 60-65% per unit of GDP by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, and boost its use of non-fossil fuels so they accounted for 20% of its energy consumption.

The US and China account for 38% of emissions.

But, you have to love the Trump administration: Some other country won’t do the right thing so we’re not going to either.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:47:15pm

re: #54 majii

“Cernovich on 60 minutes. What a huge mistake.”

Although the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory has been debunked, Cernovich claimed on 60 Minutes, “It’s 100% correct.”
Oh, brother.

Another reason why I gave up on 60 Minutes years ago.

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SteveMcG RN  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:48:06pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I think you could have just said “These fucking assholes”6 times and had a few characters leftover. But what else can you say?

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:49:41pm

re: #56 Joe Bacon

Another reason why I gave up on 60 Minutes years ago.

Some time ago, many years, it became clear that a show like “60 Minutes” was more for the older audience to be able to view the television news anchors they had seen as youngsters, still going. The average age of viewer for that program has to be very high.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:51:52pm

(Well, it appears I borked my original link…let’s see if this embed works….)

As usual, it’s the comedians who tell the truth….

YouTube

(Charles: this embed code is the type of utility I was referring to.)

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:54:00pm

re: #53 Eric The Fruit Bat

And you can bet he’ll have Uday and/or Qusay mosey over to Scotland and demand that the Scottish government take action to build a seawall to protect the family golf course…..

Mar-a-Lago may eventually be *in* la mar, as sea levels keep rising. Trump will need to enclose his little private enclave with a sea wall and sump pumps.

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jaunte  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:54:46pm
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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:56:14pm

re: #58 freetoken

Some time ago, many years, it became clear that a show like “60 Minutes” was more for the older audience to be able to view the television news anchors they had seen as youngsters, still going. The average age of viewer for that program has to be very high.

Case in point: Andy Rooney. When he was younger, Rooney had a sharp wit and delivery. As he got older, though, everything slowed down, but he soldiered on because 60 Minutes had to include 5 minutes of Andy Rooney.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 7:57:31pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:01:29pm

re: #63 Belafon

How is the Trump administration going to kill off all of those smokers if we cure lung cancer?

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William Lewis  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:03:52pm

re: #62 wheat-dogg

Even then, for a long time he was the only thing worth bothering with even when he was just being a grumpy ass. Compared to the rest of the show it was interesting…

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:04:27pm

re: #64 Belafon

How is the Trump administration going to kill off all of those smokers if we cure lung cancer?

Simple: They’ll have the FDA ban the drug, thus the only people who will be able to access it will be rich bastards able to either illegally import it or travel to Cuba for treatments.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:11:06pm

That unidentified orange monster (on the sea floor, not in DC) was not the most amazing thing from today’s dive.

At the very start of the dive they caught something very rarely seen - a predation event.

This was shrimp on fish. Yes, really, and the fish while probably a little more massive and stronger, lost.

Shortly after the fish was caught, the shrimp starts to tear into the body:

The fish struggles to escape, while the shrimp tears away flesh to stuff in its mouth:

The fish fights to move and does a little, but the shrimp is too fast and flips to the other side and continues to tear the flesh:

The fish continues to fight as the crustacean rabidly rips out the inside, including taking from the fish gut what one of the on-ship talking heads thought was another littler fish that was in the guts of the bigger one:

The pilot then decided to move the ROV on… not wanting to observe the spectacle to its end…

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:14:46pm

re: #67 freetoken

Almost as much fun as a mantis shrimp.

True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp

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SteveMcG RN  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:19:13pm

I hate to rain on the parade but that vaccine needs more testing. From washingtonpost.com,
“The vaccine developed by CIM has been approved by a number of countries, including Paraguay and Peru. Even so, Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society, has taken a cautious stance on the vaccine.
“In a post in March that society officials said was still relevant, he noted that ‘currently we do not have the information we need to have to know whether or not this vaccine could be useful in treating lung cancer or possibly be used to prevent cancer in patients at high risk of developing lung cancer. The studies that have been reported from Cuba are small and have limitations that prevent us from knowing how the treatment could be applied to the typical patient with lung cancer.’”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:19:36pm

(Turned into a LGF Page…)

A fascinating story on how the failed War on Drugs and Police corruption has caused a massive injustice for the longest-serving non-violent juvenile offender in Michigan.

Detroit Free Press: Will films, books change White Boy Rick’s image — and life?

A new documentary about Richard Wershe Jr. opens with video clips of him inside a courtroom as a somber, pasty-faced man nearing 50.

“Being in prison the last 29 years is like being dead … Everyone knows who I am. But no one knows the real reason I’m in here,” he says in a voice-over, talking by phone from prison. Within seconds, there’s a black-and-white video clip of Wershe as a skinny kid with a wispy mustache and a gaze that seems uncertain and worried.

The compelling, convoluted story of what happened to Wershe is the focus of “White Boy,” which will have its world premiere on Friday at Freep Film Festival. Using interviews and archival footage , filmmaker Shawn Rech portrays White Boy Rick — a nickname popularized by a media frenzy in the 1980s — as a pawn in a much bigger saga of law enforcement betrayal and police corruption.

It’s a fascinating journey that feels like HBO’s “The Wire,” Netflix’s “Narcos” and a prime-time soap like “Empire” all rolled into one. And it’s only the beginning of a national spotlight aimed at the 47-year-old Wershe, the longest-serving non-violent juvenile offender in Michigan.

The documentary will be followed early next year by “White Boy Rick,” a feature film now shooting in Cleveland. It stars newcomer Richie Merritt as the young Wershe and Oscar-winning star Matthew McConaughey as his father. While the producers wouldn’t talk about any specifics, It’s been described as a father-son drama immersed in the drug epidemic of the Reagan era.

The movie will be accompanied by a memoir with the same title, “White Boy Rick,” that’s being co-written by Wershe and metro Detroit journalist Scott Burnstein. It will complement the movie by offering a deep dive into what Burnstein calls “the nooks and crannies” of the real-life tale.

In addition, veteran Detroit TV reporter Vince Wade, now living in California, is close to finishing his book on Wershe and how his story relates to the sprawling, flawed war on drugs still being waged by America.

Like a tide rolling in, the momentum of these projects could wash away the old public image of Wershe, which to some extent remains in a time capsule, and create a new one that could help his fight for freedom.

“Ask somebody if they know who Richard Wershe is. Then ask the same person who White Boy Rick is. ‘Oh yeah!’ The White Boy Rick image has been a real albatross around his neck, and he’s fighting to get rid of that,” says Wade, who maintains a blog about the case.

Wershe was locked up in 1987 on a life sentence without parole for possession with intent to deliver more than 650 grams of cocaine. Because of changes in drug laws, he is now serving life with a possibility of parole. He was denied parole in 2003 and again in 2007 and 2012. He has had one public hearing, back in 2003, during his nearly three decades in prison, though the Michigan Department of Corrections has raised the possibility of another one happening later this year.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:21:38pm

re: #65 William Lewis

Even then, for a long time he was the only thing worth bothering with even when he was just being a grumpy ass. Compared to the rest of the show it was interesting…

Some 60 Minutes segments were pretty good, but many were as you say not worth watching.

If someone asked me which 60 Minutes report I remember most vividly, I would not be able to come up with a single example. Then again, it’s been a few decades since I watched it.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:23:54pm

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Some 60 Minutes segments were pretty good, but many were as you say not worth watching.

If someone asked me which 60 Minutes report I remember most vividly, I would not be able to come up with a single example. Then again, it’s been a few decades since I watched it.

I saw a movie about 60 Minutes. Good one, too. “The Insider” directed by Michael Mann. Other than that I have no recall or memory of a good 60 Minutes segment.

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Cheechako  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:24:59pm

re: #66 Targetpractice

Simple: They’ll have the FDA ban the drug, thus the only people who will be able to access it will be rich bastards able to either illegally import it or travel to Cuba for treatments.

No, the tobacco companies will find a way to get it imported so they can still sell cigarettes. Maybe hide a vial inside each Cuban cigar.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:27:44pm

I’m enjoying these Okeanos ROV explorations for now… as when Trump and the Republicans discover NOAA is funding exploration for the sake of setting aside parts of the ocean from fishing and mining then adios.

NOAA is already under attack for its climatology work… and the ecology stuff will be next on the block.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:30:13pm

Side-eye……

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:30:34pm

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Some 60 Minutes segments were pretty good, but many were as you say not worth watching.

Did you ever see the movie The Insider? To me, the whole Brown and Williamson controversy and CBS’s handling of it was atrocious and really damaged 60 Minutes badly-so much so that Lowell Bergman was essentially blackballed by CBS and now plies his trade over at PBS.

(And, ironically enough, in the movie, a reference is made to working for PBS as punishment for pissing off the corporate gods….)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:31:44pm

re: #72 teleskiguy

saw a movie about 60 Minutes. Good one, too. “The Insider” directed by Michael Mann.

That wasn’t just a good movie-it was Fucking GREAT movie.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:32:56pm

re: #71 wheat-dogg

Some 60 Minutes segments were pretty good, but many were as you say not worth watching.

If someone asked me which 60 Minutes report I remember most vividly, I would not be able to come up with a single example. Then again, it’s been a few decades since I watched it.

I used to watch it back in the 70s.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:33:50pm

A bittersweet anecdote from the world of teaching.

Last week, I was looking for a TED talk about careers to show my students and found one by a dynamic guy named Scott Dinsmore, who founded an organization called Live Your Legend. The freshmen liked it, so this morning I shared it with the sophomores. During the break, I decided to visit Dinsmore’s website to check it out. Since China blocks YouTube and Vimeo, we couldn’t see the video on the main page in class. When I watched it after coming back to my flat, I got an unpleasant surprise.

Scott Dinsmore was killed in a rockslide on Mt Kilimanjaro in 2015. Everyone else in the climbing party, including his wife, survived. He was 33.

Now, if TED had bothered to note Dinsmore had died, I might have chosen a different video. As it is, I should tell my students that living your dream sometimes has unfortunate consequences.

I never met this fellow, but I’m sad he’s gone. RIP Scott.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:56:59pm

re: #59 Eric The Fruit Bat

(Well, it appears I borked my original link…let’s see if this embed works….)

As usual, it’s the comedians who tell the truth….

(Charles: this embed code is the type of utility I was referring to.)

If you want to start a video at a certain point, just paste the video’s URL into a comment and add the “start” parameter after the video ID. It looks like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gxKStPXyn8&start=59

Set the end point by adding the “end” parameter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gxKStPXyn8&start=59&end=65
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 8:58:49pm

Well over 10,000 clicks on Twitter for this page o’ mine. Yikes!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:01:27pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

I think I’ve tried that before, and maybe I’ve fat-fingered it-I’ll give it a whirl next time-thanks!

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Targetpractice  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:02:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:03:31pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Well over 10,000 clicks on Twitter for this page o’ mine. Yikes!

This one really hit a chord, dude.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:03:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:05:05pm
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ozharas  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:06:12pm

Anyone got a link to an international version of this? Can’t access any versions that I come across…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:06:48pm
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Single-handed sailor  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:07:49pm

Just saw this on CBC. Liberals to announce marijuana will be legal by July 1, 2018

Speaking of CBC, is anybody else watching the series “Anne”? It’s an excellent rendition of Anne of Green Gables.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:18:31pm

WATCH: Trump last year: If I’m POTUS I don’t think I’d see any of my golf courses again, I just want to stay in WH and “work in my ass off”

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:20:02pm

re: #90 FormerDirtDart

burn!

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:40:43pm

If it weren’t for Charles and his coding wizardry it would not be possible.

I like this place.

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:52:13pm

re: #92 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

If it weren’t for Charles and his coding wizardry it would not be possible.

I like this place.

I do, too. It gives me a congenial and educational place to be while I play internet solitaire!

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 9:57:13pm
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Single-handed sailor  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:00:00pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

I checked out a while ago, but I just can’t leave.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:04:07pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

That song is at every karaoke club in China, I’m sure. The video is usually the live version with the veerrryyy long guitar intro.

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Joe Bacon  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:05:06pm

re: #94 teleskiguy

Rumor has it that the original sign checked into Diane Keaton’s backyard and she will never let it leave…

la.curbed.com

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:09:06pm

re: #97 Joe Bacon

Rumor has it that the original sign checked out and never left Diane Keaton’s estate!

la.curbed.com

That’s what my dad did after he got out of WW2. He made neon signs during the late 40s and 50s, for about a decade. Some are still around. We used to drive around and take photos of them.

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majii  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:09:08pm

re: #92 teleskiguy

“This is by far the most popular thing I’ve ever posted to the Internet. Many tens of thousands of clicks”

Congratulations to you and Mr. Johnson! I really enjoyed the video, but it was disturbing seeing how easily so many buy into BS like MO is a she-male. Her mama would know, but none of those making the claim ever tried to interview her. But, this is beside the point. I don’t have a problem with which gender people identify with because it’s their business. What I focus on when I talk to anyone are the things they say/think. I have no plan to sleep with them, and they do not live with me, so why should I even care about how they identify as to gender? It’s a stupid way of looking at people.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:14:04pm

My favorite globetrotting pro skier is out and about. Seeing some cool places.

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:15:19pm

re: #100 teleskiguy

My favorite globetrotting pro skier is out and about. Seeing some cool places.

[Embedded content]

Oh, how gorgeous! The photo is all I need; heights are not my friend, but that is beautiful!

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:15:59pm

Time travel as a genre has been a bit in-style in American television the past few years, with several new series on simultaneously.

What strikes me, among many things, is the cowardice of the producers/writers.

They recycle the same key events over and over and over… as if the audience will be totally lost somehow if the plot doesn’t involve:
1) the American revolutionary war;
2) the US Civil War; or
3) WWII, especially Hitler.

The cowardice part comes in also with the subjects that are avoided, definitely avoided. Note how religious figures and events are ignored almost totally (the key exception to this of course being Dr. Who, where the Doctor is clearly a Christ-figure, right down to his parentage.)

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:17:17pm

Contrast that to the old TV series Time Tunnel, wherein the white-washed American Christianity is intentionally reified with the travelers going back to Biblical stories.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:18:13pm

re: #102 freetoken

Remember Sliders? They went to some pretty fucked up places on that show.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:19:29pm

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

I only watched certain episodes of that, and only through online distributors. But in that case they went into alternative realities, but yes, those writers were much more experimental with how life can turn out.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:19:37pm

re: #104 Eclectic Cyborg

Remember Sliders? They went to some pretty fucked up places on that show.

Trump being president could have been a Sliders episode.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:33:34pm

Trump Not Faring Well In New Salesman Gig

unable to pick up knack of selling wine to frenchmen or ale to english

Blames Weather

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:47:46pm

apparently donald got tired of winning sooner than expected

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 10:48:00pm

Just once I’d love to see one of these American time travel shows go back and not try to kill Hitler, but instead go back and knock off Constantine before 313.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:04:13pm

re: #109 freetoken

Just once I’d love to see one of these American time travel shows go back and not try to kill Hitler, but instead go back and knock off Constantine before 313.

In that event, there would probably be no overlap in population between our Earth of 2017 and the 2017 created in this alternative timeline; it is also likely English would never have evolved. Our fearless time travelers would return to a very alien Earth which would bear no resemblance to the world they left.

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Kragar  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:06:44pm

re: #109 freetoken

“Listen everyone. I know you all like Barabbas, but I’m paying out 5 denari to anyone who asks Pontius Pilate to free Jesus.”

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:06:47pm

re: #110 Hecuba’s daughter

In that event, there would probably be no overlap in population between our Earth of 2017 and the 2017 created in this alternative timeline; it is also likely English would never have evolved. Our fearless time travelers would return to a very alien Earth which would bear no resemblance to the world they left.

It would bring about possibilities for an endless TV series!

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Dave In Austin  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:07:01pm

For those interested, here’s a live cam of a sleeping owl…..

grapevineowlcam.org

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:08:40pm

re: #109 freetoken

Just once I’d love to see one of these American time travel shows go back and not try to kill Hitler, but instead go back and knock off Constantine before 313.

Or telling Caesar not to trust anyone in the Senate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:12:51pm

re: #4 Joe Bacon

And Patricia they sure do love him back! Even as he wanted to take away their health care and decimate Medicare and Social Security, they STILL bow down before him and kiss his ass!

because he pisses off and confounds those Washingon eleites!!!

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Nyet  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:13:06pm

re: #109 freetoken

Just once I’d love to see one of these American time travel shows go back and not try to kill Hitler, but instead go back and knock off Constantine before 313.

Going back to Jesus’ time, documenting that nothing described in the gospels happened, bringing back the documentation, watching the heads asplode.

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:13:33pm

re: #110 Hecuba’s daughter

Yup, entirely different 2017. Heck, we probably wouldn’t even use the same calendar so it would never be “2017” for us on this day.

But let’s take a much more gentle change in history, which is part of a series of events completely ignored by the current time-traveling TV shows, and which I’ve used before: the assassination of McKinley. Stopping just that one event would have changed American politics, possibly setting aside Teddy Roosevelt of ever becoming President (and likely FDR also), and reshaping the world-war scenario that basically enveloped the world from the start of the 20th century to the end of the cold war.

But US television shows don’t even go back to this pivotal part of American history. To today’s television producers US history is composed of 4 events;

Mayflower
1776
Civil War
WWII.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:30:51pm

re: #116 Nyet

Going back to Jesus’ time, documenting that nothing described in the gospels happened, bringing back the documentation, watching the heads asplode.

oh some of it probably happened, just bring back documentation of what they left out, like Jesus marrying Mary Magdaline and raising a passel of children…

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:33:15pm

re: #116 Nyet

Much more effective to just go back 2000 years and bring the Chinese invention of paper to the West and let the invention of the newspaper happen 1500 years earlier than it did.

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retired cynic  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:33:44pm

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

oh some of it probably happened, just bring back documentation of what they left out, like Jesus marrying Mary Magdaline and raising a passel of children…

Many (most?) wouldn’t believe it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:34:49pm

re: #120 retired cynic

Many (most?) wouldn’t believe it.

Because Religious Faith is more important than science, history or objective facts.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:34:54pm

Good news for the golf cart industry!

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freetoken  Mar 26, 2017 • 11:35:22pm

Pop quiz: You invent a time machine today, in the year 2017. Someone steals it and goes back to 1918, which you discover 5 hours after they steal it.

Question: Does your thief have:
1) 99 years, or
2) 5 hours
head start on you, for you to figure out what they changed?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:02:58am

re: #122 wheat-dogg

Good news for the golf cart industry!

The Secret Service has spent $16k so far on golf cart rentals for Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago.

CBO should soon figure out it would be cheaper for the SS to buy its own armored high-tech golf cart….

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American Bunnygothic  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:11:21am

re: #123 freetoken

He has no head start. The machine doesn’t work that way, it’s in both places at the same time, more like the movie Primer than HG Wells ^.^

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Nyet  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:14:18am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

oh some of it probably happened, …

Em, we were not discussing what actually happened. We were discussing fictional scenarios.

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Nyet  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:17:07am

And if you are going for edgy, have Jesus marry some dude rather than going with the tired Dan Brown trope.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:17:57am

re: #126 Nyet

Em, we were not discussing what actually happened. We were discussing fictional scenarios.

I am much more interested in what they decided to leave out rather than the stuff they made up to embellish the story.

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American Bunnygothic  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:18:30am

re: #102 freetoken

Time travel as a genre has been a bit in-style in American television the past few years, with several new series on simultaneously.

What strikes me, among many things, is the cowardice of the producers/writers.

They recycle the same key events over and over and over… as if the audience will be totally lost somehow if the plot doesn’t involve:
1) the American revolutionary war;
2) the US Civil War; or
3) WWII, especially Hitler.

The cowardice part comes in also with the subjects that are avoided, definitely avoided. Note how religious figures and events are ignored almost totally (the key exception to this of course being Dr. Who, where the Doctor is clearly a Christ-figure, right down to his parentage.)

Just watch Rick and Morty. That’s a tv show about timespace that sure isn’t cowardly! ^.^

“The whole point of freezing time was to stop giving a fuck.”
-Rick Sanchez, SE2E01

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:21:29am

re: #129 American Bunnygothic

Just watch Rick and Morty. That’s a tv show about timespace that sure isn’t cowardly! ^.^

“The whole point of freezing time was to stop giving a fuck.”
-Rick Sanchez, SE2E01

Mr. Peabody and Sherman were setting the Wayback Machine back when I was a kid.

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Nyet  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:22:04am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If Jesus existed, he was probably a wandering apocalyptic preacher. I doubt this leaves much to imagination.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:22:53am

re: #131 Nyet

If Jesus existed, he was probably an wandering apocalyptic preacher. I doubt this leaves much to imagination.

and he was a human being, who died and was buried somewhere…

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American Bunnygothic  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:23:36am

re: #131 Nyet

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Nyet  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:24:13am

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and he was a human being, who died and was buried somewhere…

The latter is just an assumption.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:25:14am

re: #134 Nyet

The latter is just an assumption.

fine, but he died and rotted somewhere….

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Nyet  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:26:22am

re: #135 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

fine, but he died and rotted somewhere….

Unless incinerated.

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SteelPH  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:34:22am

He died.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:35:04am

re: #137 SteelPH

He died.

and stayed that way.

because dead is dead.

by definition.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:44:31am

There’s a short story by Harry Turtledove (of alt-history fame) about Jesus actually being bitten and turned by a vampire at the time of the Crucifixion. And that Peter had him hidden away in a chamber at the very bottom of his namesake Basilica, taken care of by a secret order whose existence was known only by the reigning pope. And that a ceremony was performed where each new pope would allow Christ to feed on some of his blood.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:46:06am

re: #139 Targetpractice

There’s a short story by Harry Turtledove (of alt-history fame) about Jesus actually being bitten and turned by a vampire at the time of the Crucifixion. And that Peter had him hidden away in a chamber at the very bottom of his namesake Basilica, taken care of by a secret order whose existence was known only by the reigning pope. And that a ceremony was performed where each new pope would allow Christ to feed on some of his blood.

That makes just as much sense as any of the Gospels…

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wheat-dogg  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:47:44am

re: #139 Targetpractice

There’s a short story by Harry Turtledove (of alt-history fame) about Jesus actually being bitten and turned by a vampire at the time of the Crucifixion. And that Peter had him hidden away in a chamber at the very bottom of his namesake Basilica, taken care of by a secret order whose existence was known only by the reigning pope. And that a ceremony was performed where each new pope would allow Christ to feed on some of his blood.

Change the names — Jesus to Hillary, Peter to Podesta, Basilica to a pizza joint — and you’d have a new RWNJ conspiracy theory.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 12:50:37am

re: #141 wheat-dogg

Change the names — Jesus to Hillary, Peter to Podesta, Basilica to a pizza joint — and you’d have a new RWNJ conspiracy theory.

And get that story out on the Internet and soon it will be RWNJ Gospel Truth

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:19:02am

And while I love the appeal of alt-history stories where major events in history flipped everything on their heads, that’s more fantasy than reality if you look at history. For example, the closer you get to the end of WWII, the more impossible it would to change the outcome to a total Axis victory.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:27:03am

re: #143 Targetpractice

And while I love the appeal of alt-history stories where major events in history flipped everything on their heads, that’s more fantasy than reality if you look at history. For example, the closer you get to the end of WWII, the more impossible it would to change the outcome to a total Axis victory.

And reading about the plot to assassinate Hitler, one has to be reminded that it might have ended the war a bit earlier, but the fellows behind it were not necessarily supporters of democracy: many of them were authoritarians or even monarchists.

Had they succeeded, Germany might well not have developed into such a successful model of democracy and peaceful society that it is now.

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freetoken  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:32:52am

re: #143 Targetpractice

For example, the closer you get to the end of WWII, the more impossible it would to change the outcome to a total Axis victory.

Yet of course we have two current small-screen creations that depend upont that: TMITHC, and SS-GB. Both of which are intriguing stories, but rely on an outcome that doesn’t seem like it would ever have been possible.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:33:17am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And reading about the plot to assassinate Hitler, one has to be reminded that it might have ended the war a bit earlier, but the fellows behind it were not necessarily supporters of democracy: many of them were authoritarians or even monarchists.

Had they succeeded, Germany would not be the successful model of democracy and peaceful society that it is now.

Even the assassination of Hitler is dependent on when it happened. Earlier in his reign and the war may have been averted or ended earlier with a negotiated peace that saw a return to status quo ante bellum. Late in the war and its unlikely that the Allies (especially Stalin) would have agreed to a negotiated peace and probably would have forced the new regime to choose between fighting to the last or making it easier for the Western Allies to occupy the whole of Germany before the Soviets got there.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:37:17am

re: #146 Targetpractice

Even the assassination of Hitler is dependent on when it happened. Earlier in his reign and the war may have been averted or ended earlier with a negotiated peace that saw a return to status quo ante bellum. Late in the war and its unlikely that the Allies (especially Stalin) would have agreed to a negotiated peace and probably would have forced the new regime to choose between fighting to the last or making it easier for the Western Allies to occupy the whole of Germany before the Soviets got there.

Point was that Germany had to be totally defeated and occupied and have the Nazi ideology totally uprooted. Ditto with Japan and its military dictatorship.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:40:03am

re: #145 freetoken

Yet of course we have two current small-screen creations that depend upont that: TMITHC, and SS-GB. Both of which are intriguing stories, but rely on an outcome that doesn’t seem like it would ever have been possible.

Well, the former relies upon the idea that FDR was assassinated before becoming president, replaced in history with a weaker president who let Germany and Japan consolidate their gains before turning on America. And SS-GB seems to rest on the idea that the Nazis chose not to enact Barbarossa but instead focus on invading Britain.

Not entirely fanciful ideas, but they both have a point-of-deviation well before the war had turned against the Reich.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:46:03am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Point was that Germany had to be totally defeated and occupied and have the Nazi ideology totally uprooted. Ditto with Japan and its military dictatorship.

Oh, it’s a fair point. Thing is, unless a true-believer like Himmler or Reinhardt came to power, the most likely replacements were either decorated generals or aristocrats. Such men would have been quick to denounce the Nazi regime and blame it for the pointless war the nation found itself in.

The same really can’t be said for Japan, as while men like Adm. Yamamoto saw the futility in a prolonged war with America, they had too much pride wrapped up in the whole venture to have backed down. Once the die was cast, the outcome was inevitable. The end may have been shortened or prolonged by certain events, but America would never have conceded the South Pacific to Japan.

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freetoken  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:55:54am

re: #148 Targetpractice

Regarding TMITHC: we Americans love our guns, and that was true 80 years ago too. No way a few hundred thousand occupying troops could dominate North America. Neither Japan or Germany could have the manpower to occupy North America. Even if Germany has a working A-bomb in 1940, that would just have forced the US (and the rest of the world) into a truce, to allow Germany to hold their gains in Europe. And in the story Japan doesn’t have the A-bomb, and would have been totally dependent upon Germany (which the story alludes) which would have been a very un-Japanese thing to do.

As for SS-GB, it’s universe is a smaller scope and it’s really only centered on England proper being under German control, with the “north” wild (and presumably Ireland also). So in this sense SS-GB is not as far-fetched as TMITHC, yet I still find it problematic that the British Empire would not have fought even if England proper was occupied.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 1:59:24am

re: #149 Targetpractice

Oh, it’s a fair point. Thing is, unless a true-believer like Himmler or Reinhardt came to power, the most likely replacements were either decorated generals or aristocrats. Such men would have been quick to denounce the Nazi regime and blame it for the pointless war the nation found itself in.

But would have replaced it with another authoritarian regime, more like Franco’s Spain than the Modern Germany we know and love. Even at that, it took over 20 years before the last old Nazis were run out of their positions (or simply retired) as judges, administrators or university professors.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:06:19am

re: #150 freetoken

Regarding TMITHC: we Americans love our guns, and that was true 80 years ago too. No way a few hundred thousand occupying troops could dominate North America. Neither Japan or Germany could have the manpower to occupy North America. Even if Germany has a working A-bomb in 1940, that would just have forced the US (and the rest of the world) into a truce, to allow Germany to hold their gains in Europe. And in the story Japan doesn’t have the A-bomb, and would have been totally dependent upon Germany (which the story alludes) which would have been a very un-Japanese thing to do.

As for SS-GB, it’s universe is a smaller scope and it’s really only centered on England proper being under German control, with the “north” wild (and presumably Ireland also). So in this sense SS-GB is not as far-fetched as TMITHC, yet I still find it problematic that the British Empire would not have fought even if England proper was occupied.

TMITHC seems to rely on the idea that without FDR, the US never pulled itself out of the Depression and never began rearming due to isolationism. And then capped off with a nuclear strike on Washington, D.C. that forced a formal end to the war in ‘45 even though the Nazis spent a further 2 years fighting the American resistance. Meanwhile Japan was already in a formal pact with Germany, so the idea that they would have staged an invasion in concert with the Reich isn’t totally far-fetched. It would have hurt their pride that they didn’t force the formal surrender, but wiping out America as a threat and taking over the West Coast would have assuaged some of that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:20:08am

re: #152 Targetpractice

TMITHC seems to rely on the idea that without FDR, the US never pulled itself out of the Depression and never began rearming due to isolationism.

I enjoyed the series, it certainly did justice to the book, which was quite a feat, as it is one of my favorites.

My favorite line from the novel came when they were discussing who should succeed Hitler (who was dying of syphilis) and someone suggested “It should be Hermann Göring: after all, he is the one who knocked out those radar towers and won the Battle of Britain”.

And it highlighted certain inevitabilities of history: just as the Allies fell out after winning and started the Cold War, Japan and Germany nearly came to blows after winning in the alternate version of history.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:23:32am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But would have replaced it with another authoritarian regime, more like Franco’s Spain than the Modern Germany we know and love. Even at that, it took over 20 years before the last old Nazis were run out of their positions (or simply retired) as judges, administrators or university professors.

Whether it was the victorious Allies forcing a renouncement of Nazism or a regime installed by coup renouncing the Reich, the end result would have been pretty much the same: a lot of unrepentant Nazis running around long after Hitler died. By 1947, most of the prominent architects of the war were already dead or in prison, so we could make excuses for why this mayor or that judge could be left off the hook in order to get the country back on its feet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:30:11am

re: #154 Targetpractice

It took the student revolts of the late 60’s to finally get the press and general populace to own up to the presence of old Nazis in positions of authority and to stop repressing or rationalizing their continued existence.

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Ming5000  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:35:27am

Gee, what was going on in here last night? That was the oddest thread that I ever read.

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Ming5000  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:42:27am

haha… this guy: [guardian]


Yes, Roger, the good news is that there does seem to be a search for evidence. Stand by.
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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:46:08am

re: #157 Ming5000

haha… this guy: [guardian]

[Embedded content]

Yes, Roger, the good news is that there does seem to be a search for evidence. Stand by.

The wingnuts I talk to are absolutely convinced that two things happened last week:

- The Trump/Russia scandal was totally proven fake and Democrats are just pushing it because Hillary lost.

- Trump was totally vindicated on the “wiretapp” accusation and Obama will be facing federal charges because he gave the order to tell the press about Flynn’s conversations with Russia.

What’s that, you say? The exact opposite happened last week? Obviously you weren’t paying attention to the “real” news.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:49:45am

re: #158 Targetpractice

oh, and and health care reform failed because the Democrats blocked it

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Ming5000  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:51:52am

Due to recent events (THANKS TRUMP!) I have not been following oil prices.

Apparently there has been collusion between some oil producing states to restrict output.
Russia’s Energy Minister, Alexander Novak, recently stated that the decision to continue the agreement to restrict output has not been made as of now. [bloomberg]

“We are monitoring companies on a weekly basis for their production plans,” Novak said. “At the moment, all companies are conforming to their obligations. Companies don’t want to stand out among a group that is conforming.”

Novak declined to speculate on oil prices, after Russia’s central bank said last week that it saw a risk of oil prices falling to $40 a barrel by the end of this year without an extension in the deal and then staying close to that level in 2018-19. Benchmark Brent crude closed Friday at $50.80 a barrel.

The last time I was aware of oil prices it was in the $60 per barrel range.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:52:13am

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

oh, and and health care reform failed because the Democrats blocked it

Nah, they’re either quietly dropping the whole thing or blaming it on Ryan. The dealmaker was totally hoodwinked, ya know.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:53:46am

re: #160 Ming5000

Due to recent events (THANKS TRUMP!) I have not been following oil prices.

All would take is the serious threat of a military conflict in or near the Persian Gulf and prices will skyrocket.

And there will be much rejoicing in the offices of the Gazpromlin.

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Ming5000  Mar 27, 2017 • 2:54:58am

re: #158 Targetpractice

I hope those involved have brain-wiped themselves to believe nothing happened. Stone also volunteered to appear to Congress. He has not heard back yet.

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Ming5000  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:09:08am

re: #162 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One mitigating factor, the renewable energy technologies have a good toe-hold. I saw that recently California generated over 50% of their energy needs during a recent midday.

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Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:22:54am

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:32:14am

re: #164 Ming5000

One mitigating factor, the renewable energy technologies have a good toe-hold. I saw that recently California generated over 50% of their energy needs during a recent midday.

Germany also found itself generating more solar than it knew how to distribute…

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Dave In Austin  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:38:48am

Big Head meets Duck Lips

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Dave In Austin  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:43:07am

Anyone care to add commentary. Could be fun.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 27, 2017 • 3:50:13am

re: #133 American Bunnygothic

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Lupin  Mar 27, 2017 • 4:10:12am

Several years ago, we published a short story describing an alt timeline based on a rather original premise.

During the time of the Albigensian Crusade in Southern France in the 13th century, both Kings of England of Spain had sworn to come to the rescue of the Occitans if Northern France invaded, but in our timeline they didn’t.

In the short story in question, the author imagined that the King of England sent a Welsh long bow archer to Montsegur, the long bow being superior to anything the Norther French army had at that time. The presence of this single archer (who falls in love with a Cathar girl) prevents the Fall of Montsegur in 1244, the Siege fails, and at that point, the King of Spain decides to side with the winner and steps in.

France is thereafter split into two states, the Hundred Years War doesn’t happen, etc, etc. All because of a single archer.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 27, 2017 • 4:34:35am

re: #165 Targetpractice

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

If Trump is serious about crafting a stimulus package with Democrats, or a tax reform package with Democrats, that could be very interesting! Trump is already at war with the Freedom Caucus.

slate.com

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wheat-dogg  Mar 27, 2017 • 4:35:41am

re: #171 Big Beautiful Door

If Trump is serious about crafting a stimulus package with Democrats, or a tax reform package with Democrats, that could be very interesting! Trump is already at war with the Freedom Caucus.

slate.com

Trump would strike a deal with the Dems just to fuck with the Freedom Caucus and the GOP. That’s how he rolls.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 4:37:47am

re: #172 wheat-dogg

Trump would strike a deal with the Dems just to fuck with the Freedom Caucus and the GOP. That’s how he rolls.

It would have to be a heckuva a deal for the Democrats…

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:01:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:02:40am

re: #174 The Vicious Babushka

Senate investigators will question Jared Kushner as part of inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russia

How long until this is spun as anti-Semitic persecution?

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:18:09am

This is the opening scene in Jeffery Deaver’s novel Steel Kiss:

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

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:32:21am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

This is the opening scene in Jeffery Deaver’s novel Steel Kiss:

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Actually, what most likely happened there was the axle between the escalator and its motor breaking.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:34:05am

re: #177 Teukka

Actually, what most likely happened there was the axle between the escalator and its motor breaking.

That’s what they want you to believe.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:35:41am

re: #178 Decatur Deb

That’s what they want you to believe.

That’s what I know… Notice how it speeds up instantly, but slows down once there aren’t that many peeps on it anymore?

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:37:35am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

This is the opening scene in Jeffery Deaver’s novel Steel Kiss:

[Embedded content]

An example of the engineering adage: “Service and Survive.”

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:39:44am
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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:43:05am

re: #179 Teukka

That’s what I know… Notice how it speeds up instantly, but slows down once there aren’t that many peeps on it anymore?

Sarc tags are for lepers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:44:01am

re: #177 Teukka

Actually, what most likely happened there was the axle between the escalator and its motor breaking.

In the novel a hacker breaks into the device controller. NOT A SPOILER this is the opening scene. Although I am not certain that any escalators are equipped with a wifi-enabled controller.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:47:11am

LOLWUT

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:48:22am

re: #183 The Vicious Babushka

In the novel a hacker breaks into the device controller. NOT A SPOILER this is the opening scene. Although I am not certain that any escalators are equipped with a wifi-enabled controller.

Well, I doubt stock ones would be. But ones installed and serviced on a deregulated market…. *hint* *hint*

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The Crusher  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:51:38am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe if GM could suspend the law of physics.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:51:58am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

Porsche. It’s been done.

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William Lewis  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:52:53am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

That. Is. Painful.

Seriously, that’s the worst thing I’ve seen since the Porsche SUV. I’m sure that, like it, a Corvette SUV would sell enough to be profitable and that’s the only excuse GM cares about but why????

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 5:54:37am

re: #187 Belafon

Porsche. It’s been done.

that was my thought as well.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:02:53am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

“Since the first Jeep sport utility appeared in 1984,…”

(Snicker)

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:03:17am

re: #187 Belafon

Porsche. It’s been done.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:06:46am

re: #117 freetoken

Legends of Tomorrow has a bit more complexity than that.

WWI (meeting up with JRR Tolkien)
WWII (meeting up with other superhero group active at the time)
Revolutionary War (okay, saving Washington)
Civil War
1950s (dealing with racism/prejudice, including on college campus and anti-miscegenation).
1870s (crossover with Jonah Hex)
1980s (infiltrating WH to keep the INF treaty from getting sabotaged).

I think they pick the big 4 (Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII because they’re stuff everyone should know - but usually don’t know more than the basics).

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:07:20am

re: #165 Targetpractice

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

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I cannot.  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:10:43am
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wheat-dogg  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:12:50am

I’m up to episode 8 of Iron Fist. It was like watching a live-action recreation of a comic book, in terms of the scenes and plot development. I didn’t have that feeling while watching the other TV MCU series. They were more like hour-long movies.

Danny’s fight with the drunk guard was a ripoff (or homage) to Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master, and serves no other purpose than as an opportunity for Danny to lose control and beat the guy’s face to a pulp. I was neither surprised nor moved, because it was an obvious setup to Danny’s inevitably learning Gao killed his parents and then inevitably charging Gao in a rage but at the last instant not killing her. Predictable.

Weakest episode yet.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:13:49am

re: #193 Franklin

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:14:02am

re: #165 Targetpractice

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

Rinsed is a funny guy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:16:25am

re: #193 Franklin

WHITEHOUSE: If Republicans won’t work with us on healthcare we’ll just make a deal with the Democrats.

In business deal-making, if things fall through, you just walk away and find a new partner who is more amenable to you. Does not work that way in politics.

Is there a Democrat in the house or Senate who would make a deal with DT? At least one that the latter would agree to?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:21:22am

re: #198 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

More likely in the Senate. Pelosi has the House Democrats on the same page in caucus. A few Democrats in the Senate had expressed interest in what Trump was selling regarding the infrastructure nonsense, but there’s nothing to any of Trump’s plans. There’s no actual policy there. It’s all back of the napkin stuff that doesn’t have support of the GOP in any shape or form.

Even Trump’s tax policy has turned into Ryan’s tax policy, only because it’s slightly less fanciful but no less than standard GOP orthodoxy - tax cuts for the rich, and burden shifting to everyone else.

Rich see higher cuts in tax rate (absolute and percentage terms) than other groups. They see the bulk of the benefit, while service cuts are how it all gets paid for, meaning those least able to afford them are screwed.

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William Lewis  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:21:46am

re: #195 wheat-dogg

I’m up to episode 8 of Iron Fist. It was like watching a live-action recreation of a comic book, in terms of the scenes and plot development. I didn’t have that feeling while watching the other TV MCU series. They were more like hour-long movies.

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I wonder if it isn’t because it is a martial arts character? There seems to have been utterly no growth in the TV presentation of any martial arts, but especially those of Asia, since The Green Hornet introduced the US to them. The others all have things that are “normal” to the west but Wuxia just seems beyond the writers.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:26:22am

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jeffreyw  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:29:32am

Imgur
Good morning!

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I cannot.  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:32:16am

re: #202 jeffreyw

Fluffiness is NOT part of a healthy breakfast.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:34:27am

re: #165 Targetpractice

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

Is Trump sending Rinsed out there to make an asshole of himself so Trump has a pretext to fire him, or am I just giving Trump too much credit?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:38:50am

re: #204 Timothy Watson

Is Trump sending Rinsed out there to make an asshole of himself so Trump has a pretext to fire him, or am I just giving Trump too much credit?

I think it is because they are that clueless and are thrashing around for solutions…a party that has a de facto majority but cannot govern.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:42:50am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it is because they are that clueless and are thrashing around for solutions…a party that has a de facto majority but cannot govern.

Drain The Swamp! LOL.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:44:51am

re: #205 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I think it is because they are that clueless and are thrashing around for solutions…a party that has a de facto majority but cannot govern.

Also to be thrown under the bus? Jared Kushner, whose portfolio of stuff he is now responsible for continues to grow despite know expertise on any of it - ME envoy, overhaul czar, and opioid initiative. He’s got plenty of experience meeting with the Russians off the books though, so there’s that.

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:46:14am

JFC

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:48:08am

“Trump is great! He’s willing to work with Democrats to MAGA! Obama never wanted to work with Republicans!”

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I cannot.  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:50:09am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:50:16am

re: #208 Franklin

“There is a path for bipartisan victories in Congress,” Geduldig says. “A coalition of Black Caucus Democrats and Republicans is kryptonite to rich white liberals. Imagine a tax and infrastructure bill that provides tax cuts for Republicans and new pipes for Flint, Michigan. How do Stabenow and Peters [Michigan’s U.S. Senators] justify voting no?”

Yeah. The GOP House that couldn’t pass a draconian healthcare bill is gonna pass an infrastructure bill that puts new pipes in Flint. Sure.

//

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:50:17am

re: #208 Franklin

JFC

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If Trump is willing to endorse a democrat written infrastructure bill, I say go for it! It will give the Congressional GOP fits, and he will launch new twitter attacks on them when they kill it.

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Timothy Watson  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:51:20am

re: #208 Franklin

JFC

[Embedded content]

“Another meeting”? Didn’t the Black Caucus refuse to meet with Trump if Bannon was going to be in the room?

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HappyWarrior  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:52:48am

re: #208 Franklin

JFC

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Yeah I’m sure that will go over great.//

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:52:55am

re: #211 Sir John Barron

Yeah. The GOP House that couldn’t pass a draconian healthcare bill is gonna pass an infrastructure bill that puts new pipes in Flint. Sure.

//

Tax cuts for the rich will not pay for an updated infrastructure project in Flint.

In fact tax cuts for the rich do not pay for anything, except more luxuries for the rich.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:54:40am

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

Tax cuts for the rich will not pay for an updated infrastructure project in Flint.

In fact tax cuts for the rich do not pay for anything, except more luxuries for the rich.

Tax cuts will pay for more defense spending, The Wall, Flint pipes and a new, really terrific, wonderful healthcare bill.

//

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:56:23am

I wonder now if the House Freedom Caucus will throw a monkey wrench into lifting the debt ceiling. That would be fun.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 27, 2017 • 6:59:32am

re: #217 Sir John Barron

I wonder now if the House Freedom Caucus will throw a monkey wrench into lifting the debt ceiling. That would be fun.

You bet. The Democrats should categorically refuse to vote for an increase that isn’t clean, and the Freedom Caucus will demand draconian spending cuts, and eventually force Ryan to submit a clean bill to get democratic votes, enraging the Right. Fun times!

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:07:57am
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Timothy Watson  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:09:02am

re: #219 Franklin

[Embedded content]

I always knew Superman was a jerk!

///

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BlueGrl21  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:10:09am

I will happily use Trump to get Democratic Party platform/needs passed. If he’s decided the Republicans are useless and can’t make a deal for him and can’t govern, bring it. That would be delicious.

We look like the bigger people who are capable of actual governance. We get what we want. I’m good.

We have to very careful dealing with snakes but we’re kinda used to it now.

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:10:31am

re: #220 Timothy Watson

I always knew Superman was a jerk!

///

They’re good dogs, Clark.

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:11:06am

Are we unable to confirm this due to a lack of record keeping on WH visits?

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jeffreyw  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:15:28am

re: #203 I cannot.

Fluffiness is NOT part of a healthy breakfast.

Imgur
Healthy! I don’t do healthy breakfasts, as a rule. Close as I ever got.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:18:03am

re: #221 BlueGrl21

If Trump had even a hint of moral fiber in his body, I’d agree with you 100%.

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The Crusher  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:19:20am

Dow

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:19:21am

re: #221 BlueGrl21

I will happily use Trump to get Democratic Party platform/needs passed. If he’s decided the Republicans are useless and can’t make a deal for him and can’t govern, bring it. That would be delicious.

We look like the bigger people who are capable of actual governance. We get what we want. I’m good.

We have to very careful dealing with snakes but we’re kinda used to it now.

I think that this is primarily posturing in a desperate attempt to get the GOP to work in concert.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:19:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:21:04am

re: #228 lawhawk

GOP finger-pointing. Ha. Circular firing squad for their incompetence.

I am less despondent than I have been for some time since November…but this mess is still not good news for our nation as a whole, just slightly less bad.

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I cannot.  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:26:55am

Johnny Rotten, Truth in Naming…

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:28:06am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:29:59am

I just can’t even with this story anymore

Something needs to break

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:35:01am

Our librul media at work:

Versus reality:

The stock market has been a steady decline since last week. After the bill crashed, the markets sticked UP.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:36:17am

re: #232 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Besides tables getting flipped, that is.

Nunes needs to be brought up on charges and arrested for his actions. Violating multiple federal laws regarding interfering with federal investigations and divulging classified info. The former is far more relevant than the latter, since it’s not clear on what he was basing his asinine statements over the past week.

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I cannot.  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:37:41am

re: #232 A wild WITHAK appeared!

OK, he says he was on WH grounds in a SCIF, and he says no one at the WH knew he was there? Man, that is ALL kinds of bullshit.

Rep. Nunes, I would recommend you start carrying a geiger counter with you for every meal, and stay far away from any windows above the second floor…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:38:31am

re: #232 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:39:36am

re: #165 Targetpractice

So Rinsed told the press that if the Freedom Caucus won’t knuckle under to Der Trumpenfuhrer, then the White House will just bypass them and try to work a deal with moderate Democrats to get his agenda passed.

Stop laughing, he’s serious!///

Didn’t DT blame Dems for the healthcare bill defeat just the other day?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:40:07am

re: #236 GlutenFreeJesus

Nunes tells Jake Tapper that no one at the White House was aware that he was there.

Such a level of awareness. I feel safer already.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:40:49am

re: #237 Sir John Barron

Didn’t DT blame Dems for the healthcare bill defeat just the other day?

As I said, this is just thrashing about looking for some sort of solution to the ongoing clusterfuck they have created.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:40:54am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:41:41am

re: #237 Sir John Barron

He blamed everyone but himself.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:42:20am
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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:42:24am

re: #240 lawhawk

It’s the old “Reverse Deep Throat” gambit.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:42:33am

re: #240 lawhawk

Thought he said nobody was aware he was there!

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:47:19am

Flat earthers are real

His timeline is a hoot: twitter.com

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:47:59am

re: #238 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Such a level of awareness. I feel safer already.

Was Nunes just on a tour or something?

/

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:48:35am

re: #245 Dr. Matt

Flat earthers are real

[Embedded content]

His timeline is a hoot: twitter.com

What the hell is a “submarine member”?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:49:31am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:49:59am

re: #244 GlutenFreeJesus

Thought he said nobody was aware he was there!

CAKE - Never There

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:51:12am

LIZARD. BIG LIZARD

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:51:29am

Charles, here is another photo for consideration of the “I have no idea what I’m doing” tagline:

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:52:21am

re: #247 Franklin

What the hell is a “submarine member”?

Likely something he saw on the StromFront equivalent of a flat earther website.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:53:47am

These “flat earthers” are just spoofing everyone.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:57:34am

Current scoreboard:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 7:57:52am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

These “flat earthers” are just spoofing everyone.

Besides, we all know that the Earth is actually hollow and filled with Nazi flying saucers…

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sagehen  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:07:34am

re: #146 Targetpractice

Even the assassination of Hitler is dependent on when it happened. Earlier in his reign and the war may have been averted or ended earlier with a negotiated peace that saw a return to status quo ante bellum. Late in the war and its unlikely that the Allies (especially Stalin) would have agreed to a negotiated peace and probably would have forced the new regime to choose between fighting to the last or making it easier for the Western Allies to occupy the whole of Germany before the Soviets got there.

xkcd.com

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ObserverArt  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:12:07am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

The Detroit News ✔ @detroitnews
What if GM built a Corvette SUV? detne.ws
8:45 AM - 27 Mar 2017
Retweets 4 4 likes

Going after the performance SUV market by naming it a Corvette.

See Porsche Cayenne. It even sort of looks like one. It’s just marketing.

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sagehen  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:13:26am

re: #192 lawhawk

Legends of Tomorrow has a bit more complexity than that.

WWI (meeting up with JRR Tolkien)
WWII (meeting up with other superhero group active at the time)
Revolutionary War (okay, saving Washington)
Civil War
1950s (dealing with racism/prejudice, including on college campus and anti-miscegenation).
1870s (crossover with Jonah Hex)
1980s (infiltrating WH to keep the INF treaty from getting sabotaged).

I think they pick the big 4 (Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII because they’re stuff everyone should know - but usually don’t know more than the basics).

And the moonshot. All the time travel shows go to the moon shot (I particularly liked Dr Who’s take on it)

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:16:43am

This whole Nunes thing is just so damn weird. I can’t make heads nor tails of it.

But damn if the guy doesn’t look guilty of something.

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ObserverArt  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:16:55am

re: #197 Sir John Barron

Rinsed is a funny guy.

Rinsed might not be funny for long.

I think anyone that works for Trump faces an uncertain future as to how long they will have a job. Seems Donny likes to blame his mess-ups on others so if you work for him, you could be one of those excuses and see yourself out the door before you know what happened.

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scottslemmons  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:17:01am

re: #245 Dr. Matt

Flat earthers are real

[Embedded content]

His timeline is a hoot: twitter.com

Flat Earthing is apparently becoming A Thing. I was reading that Shaq is into it now. :(

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William Lewis  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:18:28am

re: #258 sagehen

And the moonshot. All the time travel shows go to the moon shot (I particularly liked Dr Who’s take on it)

I liked the Star Trek OS take where it was a launch prior to the moon shot that was being used to stealth a nuke platform into orbit under cover of Apollo 6. Wasn’t a great episode but hardly a terrible one either.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:18:33am

SHOT

CHASER

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:18:45am

It’s morning, I’m on my first cuppa.

I open LGF and see him.

I perused the entire front page and Trump is there ALOT.

It occurred to me, that we are giving him exactly what he wants. His picture everywhere.

mein furer. (I don’t know how to make those little dots)

How are you?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:19:45am

re: #263 The Vicious Babushka

SHOT

Behold such conservative “principle”.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:19:58am

re: #255 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Besides, we all know that the Earth is actually hollow and filled with Nazi flying saucers…

TURTLES!!!!!

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ObserverArt  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:24:03am

re: #226 Henny Penny

Dow

I don’t follow the Dow closely. Where was it on November 1st prior to the election?

Trumpers were all happy it was going up, up, up with the Trump. Now it seems to me it has lost that spike.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:25:25am

re: #264 Birth Control Works

mein furer. (I don’t know how to make those little dots)

hold down alt, type 1 2 9 = ü

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:26:36am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

hold down alt, type 1 2 9 = ü

Or, you could use Character Map in Windows Accessories.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:28:45am

Or spell it “Fuhrer”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:29:17am

re: #270 Decatur Deb

Or spell it “Fuhrer”.

Ümläüts Röck!!!

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:32:04am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ümläüts Röck!!!

Wãt?

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ObserverArt  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:33:09am

re: #259 makeitstop

This whole Nunes thing is just so damn weird. I can’t make heads nor tails of it.

But damn if the guy doesn’t look guilty of something.

I always watch people’s eye when they address the media…especially when they are under pressure for doing something questionable.

I note he spends more time looking down at the ground than looking at the audience or his questioner. Can’t look you in the eye while he lies.

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TedStriker  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:35:18am

re: #220 Timothy Watson

I always knew Superman was a jerk!

///

Always remember: Superman is a dick…

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:37:01am

re: #268 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

hold down alt, type 1 2 9 = ü

I’ll never remember that

¡™ª =what I got on mac

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ObserverArt  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:38:24am

re: #264 Birth Control Works

It’s morning, I’m on my first cuppa.

I open LGF and see him.

I perused the entire front page and Trump is there ALOT.

It occurred to me, that we are giving him exactly what he wants. His picture everywhere.

mein furer. (I don’t know how to make those little dots)

How are you?

Hey ggt…did you see the photoshop image I did for you yesterday? It was Jesus with a Starbucks coffee and a big ol’ spliff/joint.

It’s here: Comment #7 - Stupidest Man on the Internet Quietly Deletes Lucian Wintrich #PizzaGate Screed

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:41:10am
278
Skip Intro  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:42:19am

Sean Spicer’s business?

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:42:24am

re: #276 ObserverArt

Hey ggt…did you see the photoshop image I did for you yesterday? It was Jesus with a Starbucks coffee and a big ol’ spliff/joint.

It’s here: Comment #7 - Stupidest Man on the Internet Quietly Deletes Lucian Wintrich #PizzaGate Screed

You are sooo kewl. I didn’t get back on yesterday after my massage.

It is saved on my hard drive!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:42:50am

THEY ARE NOT YOUR “CUSTOMERS” THEY ARE YOUR EMPLOYERS, DICKWAD.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:43:34am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:44:32am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:45:24am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:47:22am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:47:44am

We also believe that viewers and listeners are the “customers” and that news & other programming are the “product”.

Wrong.

Customers are the advertisers, the product being sold by networks is advertising time. News & programming are just there to attract viewers and increase the market value of the product.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:49:54am

Florida: Take Action Now — Tell Lawmakers to Reject Religious Indoctrination in Public Schools

These religious privilege bills could:

-Allow teachers to promote religious viewpoints to students (for example, telling LGBTQ students they are destined for Hell);
-Allow students to demand teachers grade science papers based on religious ideas as if those claims are as legitimate as those based on science and evidence (for example, —- that God created all life in its present form 6,000 years ago);
-Undermine efforts to stop the bullying of marginalized students;
-Pollute the teaching of basic science and history with dogma and myth; and
-Sanction school-sponsored and teacher-led prayers and religious meetings.

any Florida Lizards?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:52:09am

re: #286 Birth Control Works

Florida: Take Action Now — Tell Lawmakers to Reject Religious Indoctrination in Public Schools

This is what B DeV wants to see at a national level.

So if my daddy taught me that 2 x 2 = 5, does that mean you cannot mark my test wrong for that?

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:52:47am
289
Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:55:07am

re: #287 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is what B DeV wants to see at a national level.

So if my daddy taught me that 2 x 2 = 5, does that mean you cannot mark my test wrong for that?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 8:56:18am

re: #288 Birth Control Works

Trump Creates New White House Office Headed By His Son-in-Law Jared Kushner

Because he doesn’t have enough stuff to work on.

Each of this is a full-time job by itself, but he has enough time to do even more:
1) Middle East envoy;
2) innovation czar;
3) opioid epidemic initiative; and
4) Russia-Trump liason (oh…wait).

Nothing in Kushner’s background makes him prepared to run any of these except the Russia business. And Trump doesn’t have anyone else, so he keeps going to the one guy he remembers.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:00:20am

tomorrow is Pink Day

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:01:47am

re: #289 Eclectic Cyborg

[Embedded content]

they thought they had 3 million votes!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:04:56am

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:13:36am

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Stanley Sea  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:19:54am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:24:02am

re: #234 lawhawk

Besides tables getting flipped, that is.

Nunes needs to be brought up on charges and arrested for his actions. Violating multiple federal laws regarding interfering with federal investigations and divulging classified info. The former is far more relevant than the latter, since it’s not clear on what he was basing his asinine statements over the past week.

What’s interesting is Gowdy saying saying about all this. Oh, he’s sending up distracting flak to say all is good.

My understanding is Chairman Nunes briefed the commander in chief on matters unrelated to the Russian investigation, so if that is big deal in Washington, then we have sunk to a new low.”

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caseyjr  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:29:51am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

There are already fast smallish suv’s out there. off the top of my head: the V-6-optioned Toyota RAV4, The Suby Forrester Turbo, and the Porsche Cayenne GT twin turbo (that may even qualify as full-size)

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:30:46am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:31:22am

re: #184 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWUT

[Embedded content]

Looks like they are trying to compete with the Cayenne and Tesla Model X.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:32:09am

someone, find me a t-shirt with that graphic (post 298)

it’s too early for me to google

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:33:16am

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:33:21am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:35:28am

re: #302 Dr. Matt

Amen

[Embedded content]

Jurassic Park is not actually a Thing.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:36:40am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:37:14am

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

Jurassic Park is not actually a Thing.

So I didn’t read those novels or see those movies?

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Skip Intro  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:37:14am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:39:22am

re: #304 Dr. Matt

Bullshit headline from the left: JUST IN: All 8 Supreme Court Justices Stand In Solidarity Against Trump SCOTUS Pick

snopes.com

Unfortunately there are a bunch of left-wing fake news sites. These include:
bipartisanreport
addictinginfo
theintercept
jacobinmag
occupydemocrats

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:39:46am

re: #305 A wild WITHAK appeared!

So I didn’t read those novels or see those movies?

Those are FICTION.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:40:59am

Just like time travel and FTL space travel and hyper warp speed and teleporting are not actual Science Things, in spite of many novels and movies.

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scottslemmons  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:41:55am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Those are FICTION.

Fiction has the best science.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:42:21am
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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:42:32am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Those are FICTION.

Of course they are.

Science giving us science fiction is, of course, a thing it has done for us.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:43:51am

re: #301 Birth Control Works

[Embedded content]

Your humble servant worked for 7 months as a legislative fellow for Rep Holt when he was still in congress.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:44:46am

re: #303 The Vicious Babushka

Jurassic Park is not actually a Thing.

a movie is a thing

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:47:08am

re: #314 Birth Control Works

a movie is a thing

And…The Thing was a Movie.

316
makeitstop  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:47:14am

re: #295 Stanley Sea

The Secret Service has spent $16k so far on golf cart rentals for Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago.

Of all the attempts to monetize the presidency this scammin’ mofo is running, this charging the Secret Service probably pisses me off the most.

They’re protecting your fat ass. Comp the goddamn golf carts already.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:48:58am
318
A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:49:03am

re: #315 Franklin

And…The Thing was a Movie.

The Thing is also in many (mostly bad) movies.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:50:32am

re: #316 makeitstop

Which would be a business expense anyway, and written off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:50:59am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:51:17am

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:51:38am

re: #208 Franklin

JFC

You really should have said “HAHAHAHAHAHA”. Not only does Trump not understand the Congressional Black Caucus, he doesn’t understand what the rest of his party will do when he starts attempting to negotiate with them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:52:36am

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Those are FICTION.

Correct but you could argue a lot of real science was used to bring the movie to life.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:54:12am

re: #321 The Vicious Babushka

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

[Embedded content]

Is that a Pamela Geller av on that profile?

325
Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:55:32am

re: #318 A wild WITHAK appeared!

The Thing is also in many (mostly bad) movies.

Especially, Home Alone 2 and The Little Rascals.

326
A wild WITHAK appeared!  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:55:53am

Re: Nunes. I’m reading his bio on Wikipedia, and there’s nothing there to indicate why he makes a good fit for the HIC as a committee member, let alone as the chair. His background and education are in agriculture.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:56:15am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:58:51am

re: #321 The Vicious Babushka

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

[Embedded content]

So hard to tell the parodies from the real thing.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:59:06am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 9:59:50am

re: #323 Eclectic Cyborg

Correct but you could argue a lot of real science was used to bring the movie to life.

Movies are reliant on science.

Without it there would be no movies.

331
gocart mozart  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:00:15am

“My campaign is a farce, a small part of a much larger scheme,” he scoffs at Question. “President. Do you know how much power I’d have to give up to be president?…I spent 75 million on a fake presidential campaign, all just to tick Superman off.”

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:01:32am
333
Skip Intro  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:02:25am

Nearly 1 out of every 3 days he has been president, Trump has visited a Trump property

washingtonpost.com

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:03:25am
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Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:05:08am

re: #332 lawhawk

I can’t do google docs at work. What is it?

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:05:21am
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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:05:48am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:07:31am

Nh680HsbCVsDV+gy0+iJmHs7t+pfgkpzN7KriKBinjLZ5/B+0UHQm2eMYl3wr2WIVTkpZOmeH8kbnBf4eWJ6lwBwKrckcoBb2fXJhwW/Cso9KSFsPZnbIrU91QGmmapsKXWoxl/0QbqkUkSYc1fRibDgUAUgUKBaYB5urbqQituMf0qvR5hF+A==

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:08:38am
340
Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:09:22am

Everywhere Jared goes, someone should remind everyone around him that he only got into college because his dad paid them $2.5M.

341
lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:10:39am

re: #335 Belafon

I can’t do google docs at work. What is it?

It’s Texas SB6, which is the Texan version of North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom bill.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:10:53am

re: #340 Belafon

Everywhere Jared goes, someone should remind everyone around him that he only got into college because his dad paid them $2.5M.

Affirmative Action for the aflluenzically challenged.

343
Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:10:55am

re: #336 Dr. Matt

Fitted a “trend line” for effect

344
Stanley Sea  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:11:23am
345
Interesting Times  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:15:40am
346
makeitstop  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:20:15am

In other news…three years ago today, this guy came to live with us. Much dog food has been eaten.

Happy Puppy-versary, Scout! Good boy.

347
Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:21:41am

re: #341 lawhawk

It’s Texas SB6, which is the Texan version of North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom bill.

Yeah, watching those.

If the US is destroyed as an entity, it won’t be morals changing, it will be those who think they can stop change. I wonder if any other civilizations were brought down this way.

348
caseyjr  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:22:08am

re: #336 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

the graph line is startlingly bubble-shaped.

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gocart mozart  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:22:47am
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Jay C  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:23:15am

re: #344 Stanley Sea

Yeah, but look how long it took those other guys to get those low ratings! Years! Trump’s done it just a couple of months! Making America Great! And quickly!!

///

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:23:59am

re: #346 makeitstop

In other news…three years ago today, this guy came to live with us. Much dog food has been eaten.

Happy Puppy-versary, Scout! Good boy.

My, how he’s grown!

352
allegro  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:25:09am

re: #344 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

Ding! Finally we find something 45 can win at!

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Stanley Sea  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:25:18am

re: #351 makeitstop

My, how he’s grown!

[Embedded content]

Tongue slip!

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:28:01am

re: #353 Stanley Sea

Tongue slip!

That pic makes me laugh every time.

I almost wish we could have kept the small version of him, but I love the big lug he’s grown into.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:31:15am

re: #349 gocart mozart

Mostly because his support among the GOP is still rock solid.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:33:14am

re: #355 lawhawk

Mostly because his support among the GOP is still rock solid.

Remember, he sold himself as the anti-politician. This means he can fail in ways that no politician has ever failed before and his supporters will still cheer him on for it.

357
HappyWarrior  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:36:30am

re: #355 lawhawk

Mostly because his support among the GOP is still rock solid.

[Embedded content]

Of course.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:38:12am

When you absolutely have to have 4-wheeel drive to conquer the gravel driveway at your summer home…
//

Meet Lamborghini’s first SUV: the Urus.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:39:00am

What we might have to accept is Trump’s floor isn’t as low as we may hope.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:39:58am

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

When you absolutely have to have 4-wheel drive to conquer the gravel driveway at 180 mph at your summer home…
//

Fixed it.

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Franklin  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:41:12am
362
Belafon  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:43:24am

re: #359 HappyWarrior

What we might have to accept is Trump’s floor isn’t as low as we may hope.

These are the people who would have been seen in postcards of lynchings.

It just means everyone else will have to step up. Trump also has time to screw them over.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:44:28am

bbl

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Kragar  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:44:54am

re: #361 Franklin

One thing I just noticed about Douchebro in that picture.

He is perfectly clean. His knife, his hands, his clothes. All spotless.

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HappyWarrior  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:45:42am

re: #362 Belafon

These are the people who would have been seen in postcards of lynchings.

It just means everyone else will have to step up. Trump also has time to screw them over.

Yes.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:48:29am

re: #364 Kragar

One thing I just noticed about Douchebro in that picture.

He is perfectly clean. His knife, his hands, his clothes. All spotless.

Precisely. He sure as hell didn’t cut that tail off. Someone did it for him, with a different knife.

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FormerDirtDart  Mar 27, 2017 • 10:54:41am

re: #360 Dr. Matt

Fixed it.

Lamborghini has built a 4x4 before. They offered the “Cheetah” to the US military during the HMMWV development program.

And, years later the Ranger Regiment tested them out when procuring the Ranger Special Operations Vehicle. They went with the Land Rover Defender 110.
I’ve talked with people who were part of the RSOV testing, everyone walked away after driving it laughing and smiling, and all saying “Noooooooooooo!” Just to much power, worried that to many people would wreck the damn things.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2017 • 11:09:33am

re: #346 makeitstop

In other news…three years ago today, this guy came to live with us. Much dog food has been eaten.

Happy Puppy-versary, Scout! Good boy.

[Embedded content]

time to bring back something from the memory closet:

Scout
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BlueGrl21  Mar 27, 2017 • 11:26:56am

re: #277 Birth Control Works

Imagine if the headline replaced “Abortion” with “Pro-Choice.”

Tim Kayne and Joe Biden are both pro-choice Catholics. They can separate their personal faith from the decisions of women.


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