Michael Gerson: Trump’s Failing Presidency Has the GOP in a Free Fall

Incompetent, erratic, vindictive, easily distracted and morally smal
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Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson really nails this one: Trump’s failing presidency has the GOP in a free fall.

Republicans got a leader who is impatient and easily distracted — by cable news on the Russian scandal or by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s TV ratings. The content and consequences of his tweets are bad enough; worse is the disordered personality traits they reveal — vindictiveness, shallowness and lack of discipline. Trump spent a total of 18 days on his health-care bill before demanding a vote. And he made no speech to the nation to advance his ideas — as every other recent president would have done.

Republicans got an administration that is incompetent. The White House policy process has been erratic and disorganized. It has failed to provide expert analysis or assistance to Congress and did little to effectively advocate the president’s policy in ways that could have united the party.

Republicans got an administration that is morally small. Trump’s proposed budget would require massive cuts in disease research, global development and agricultural programs — just as a famine gathers a hideous strength. The proposed budget practices random acts of gratuitous cruelty.

This is a pretty bad combination: empty, easily distracted, vindictive, shallow, impatient, incompetent and morally small. This is not the profile of a governing party.

It’s the profile of a powerful nation with an unhinged sociopath in charge, and the whole world is in ever deeper trouble the longer this goes on.

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261 comments

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:40:50pm

The good thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

Unfortunately, the bad thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:44:08pm

But will any of this matter if people don’t vote next year?

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KGxvi  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:49:29pm
This is a pretty bad combination: empty, easily distracted, vindictive, shallow, impatient, incompetent and morally small. This is not the profile of a governing party.

Trump is a symptom, not the disease. I say this as a former Republican who supported John McCain in 2000 and who voted for more than a few Republicans in the interim:

“empty, easily distracted, vindictive, shallow, impatient, incompetent and morally small” has been the profile of the Republican party since Sarah Palin took to the stage and asked “How’s that hopey, changey stuff working out?”

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MsJ  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:50:02pm
This is a pretty bad combination: empty, easily distracted, vindictive, shallow, impatient, incompetent and morally small. This is not the profile of a governing party.

It is now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:59:30pm
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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 12:59:43pm

Someone get Trump a binky and a bottle. Seems like he can’t handle even mild criticism without throwing a tantrum.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:01:43pm
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Jack Burton  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:02:07pm

re: #5 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Challenge Accepted!

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KGxvi  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:03:18pm

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump was, allegedly, a professional in the business world. How is it that he made it to the age of 70 without learning the rule that you button your coat while standing and unbutton it while sitting? He seriously looks like an amateur.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:04:06pm

re: #6 lawhawk

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Someone get Trump a binky and a bottle. Seems like he can’t handle even mild criticism without throwing a tantrum.

Please tell me there is video of this.

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allegro  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:04:20pm

re: #9 KGxvi

Trump was, allegedly, a professional in the business world. How is it that he made it to the age of 70 without learning the rule that you button your coat while standing and unbutton it while sitting? He seriously looks like an amateur.

Calling him an amateur is way too generous.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:07:13pm
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Jack Burton  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:07:43pm

re: #9 KGxvi

Trump was, allegedly, a professional in the business world. How is it that he made it to the age of 70 without learning the rule that you button your coat while standing and unbutton it while sitting? He seriously looks like an amateur.

Because he didn’t earn his way into that club either. Daddy bought his way in.

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Shiplord Kirel  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:09:02pm

Trump’s Russia mess: Five things to know

Pretty good summary of just what is going on.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:10:05pm

re: #10 makeitstop

This is not, I repeat, not video of today’s EO signing:

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:11:19pm

re: #13 Jack Burton

Because he didn’t earn his way into that club either. Daddy bought his way in.

And his kids have followed suit. They’re running a family business that was built on granddad’s real estate fortune (which started with selling middle class housing all while keeping out the wrong sort of folks until the feds told him to quit it).

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:11:51pm
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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:13:21pm

re: #15 lawhawk

This is not, I repeat, not video of today’s EO signing:

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Might as well be.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:13:47pm

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

The good thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

Unfortunately, the bad thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

“Sure, we decided to let a toddler drive, but he doesn’t know enough to get out on the freeway, so how bad can it get, right?”

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:17:48pm

re: #2 GlutenFreeJesus

But will any of this matter if people don’t vote next year?

The GOP and their media hacks will blame the Dems and a majority of idiot voters will believe them.

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KGxvi  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:18:06pm

re: #11 allegro

Calling him an amateur is way too generous.

It was either that or saying that he looks like a mark. Which, given his business track record, might actually be a bit more correct.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:20:21pm

No video yet? C’mon, CBS. Make my day already

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John Carter  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:20:38pm

re: #120 John Carter

I think it is time for a war over this. I haven’t seen anything this divisive since it was decreed all eggs be broken on the smaller end. If you are a Blefuscu, those are fighting words.

re: #121 Decatur Deb

Prepare for a swift and merciless attack.

Well done!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:20:43pm
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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:22:11pm
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KGxvi  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:24:39pm

re: #16 lawhawk

And his kids have followed suit. They’re running a family business that was built on granddad’s real estate fortune (which started with selling middle class housing all while keeping out the wrong sort of folks until the feds told him to quit it).

Actually, granddad’s fortune was built on great-granddad’s fortune, made while selling horse meat to miners during the gold rush (along with booze and gambling halls). Frederick Trump, Sr was worth about a half million (inflation adjusted) dollars when he died. And his connections allowed his wife and Fred, Jr. to build the eventual Trump fiefdom that Donald and his kids enjoy today.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:26:00pm

re: #26 KGxvi

Pretty funny then that Trump didn’t figure out how to sell steaks, booze, or casinos, given his family’s success with those.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:27:22pm

re: #27 lawhawk

Pretty funny then that Trump didn’t figure out how to sell steaks, booze, or casinos, given his family’s success with those.

It’s pretty obvious that every generation of Trump is stupider than the previous one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:28:38pm

re: #16 lawhawk

And his kids have followed suit. They’re running a family business that was built on granddad’s real estate fortune (which started with selling middle class housing all while keeping out the wrong sort of folks until the feds told him to quit it).

Trump’s daddy was a slumlord. Donny didn’t like going around collecting rent from tenants who sometimes lacked the ability to pay so he thought HEY I WILL BUILD SLUMS FOR RICH PEOPLE!!

That’s been his business model ever since.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:28:44pm
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Jay C  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:29:51pm

re: #29 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s daddy was a slumlord. Donny didn’t like going around collecting rent from tenants who sometimes lacked the ability to pay so he thought HEY I WILL BUILD SLUMS FOR RICH PEOPLE!!

I am SO stealing this…….

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:34:16pm

re: #28 Skip Intro

Since they’ve always had servants they’ve never needed to be smart.

Reminds me of an H. Beam Piper story where the nobles lived decadent lifestyles and their servants actually ran things. The nobles didn’t know this, and the servants definitely did.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:37:43pm

Time for a drink.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:37:47pm
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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:40:14pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

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Time for a drink.

Irony just threw up and hurled itself off the roof.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:41:18pm

re: #35 makeitstop

Irony just threw up and hurled itself off the roof.

At least that’s the story the Russian’s are telling everyone.

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Teukka  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:42:11pm

re: #36 Belafon

At least that’s the story the Russian’s are telling everyone.

You implying irony was defenestrated? semi-///

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:43:57pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Jesus. POTUS* Pussy-Grabber really is oblivious to the aroma of his own shit that he wallows in each and every day.

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Scout  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:45:31pm

re: #32 Romantic Heretic

Since they’ve always had servants they’ve never needed to be smart.

Reminds me of an H. Beam Piper story where the nobles lived decadent lifestyles and their servants actually ran things. The nobles didn’t know this, and the servants definitely did.

I find myself thinking of Malachi Constant and Ransom K. Fern.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:47:31pm

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

The good thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

Unfortunately, the bad thing about the Trump Presidency is it’s too incompetent to govern.

The good thing about Romantic Heretic is that he speaks the truth. The bad thing about RH…

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:50:57pm

And now Rolling Stone joins the magazine cover sweepstakes…

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451_Montag  Mar 31, 2017 • 1:54:21pm

Credit Suisse bank being raided for money laundering suspicions. Anyone like to bet Donnie “little pinkie” Trumpello is shitting bricks?

Edit for spellcheck changing shitting hehe

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:00:19pm

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:02:56pm

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:04:37pm

Just happened to look out my office window at the same time the Blue Angels were flying by! Pretty cool!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:04:48pm

re: #26 KGxvi

Actually, granddad’s fortune was built on great-granddad’s fortune, made while selling horse meat to miners during the gold rush (along with booze and gambling halls). Frederick Trump, Sr was worth about a half million (inflation adjusted) dollars when he died. And his connections allowed his wife and Fred, Jr. to build the eventual Trump fiefdom that Donald and his kids enjoy today.

Fred Trump Sr. was also a pimp.

Frederick Trump, grandfather of future U.S. President Donald Trump, was also active in the town; he operated a boom-town hotel and brothel there.[5]

I hiked up to Monte Cristo with my Dad when I was a kid.

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451_Montag  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:05:46pm

re: #43 Franklin

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:07:15pm
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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:13:41pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

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Time for a drink.

That’s just locker room talk—after all, boys will be boys.
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Franklin  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:14:18pm

re: #47 451_Montag

Thanks!

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:18:51pm

re: #43 Franklin

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Broad With Sass  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:19:08pm

re: #45 Flying Squirrel Girl

Just happened to look out my office window at the same time the Blue Angels were flying by! Pretty cool!

I’ll see your Blue Angels and raise you Thunderbirds, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Patrouille de France painting the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

They’re practicing for the Melbourne Air & Space show, and they’re buzzing my neighborhood

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:20:15pm

re: #51 Jebediah, RBG

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Mattand  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:36:53pm

re: #41 makeitstop

And now Rolling Stone joins the magazine cover sweepstakes…

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I really want to read this article. Tiabi is great writer and yeah, I want to read something that utterly shits on Trump.

Then I remember Matt Tiabi is a major Magic Balance Fairy proponent and I move to looking for videos of Boxer puppies.

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CleverToad  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:38:09pm

re: #43 Franklin

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:39:00pm
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Mattand  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:40:01pm

re: #45 Flying Squirrel Girl

For my birthday, we went to San Francisco not knowing it was Fleet Week. Once we discovered that, we managed to book a cruise that took you out into the bay to watch the Blue Angels do their stuff. Really amazing.

It was really funny/cool to be walking around Chinatown and all of a sudden hear and feel an Angel going roaring by.

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KingKenrod  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:40:40pm

Weird. Did he forget?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:41:46pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

Weird. Did he forget?

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No. He got pissed off that someone asked him about Flynn.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:41:52pm

re: #38 EPR-radar

POTUS* = Piece Of Total Utter Shit

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:43:09pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

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KingKenrod  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:47:13pm

re: #61 goddamnedfrank

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Oh, so he was throwing a little tantrum.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:50:51pm

re: #61 goddamnedfrank

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Looks more like addled behavior to me.

Also, since when (I’ve noticed this before) has a podium been brought into the oval office?

He only walks 45’ per day I bet.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:51:06pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

He completely forgot why he was there in the first place? Or, the moment that he was confronted, he wanted to go elsewhere.

This isn’t normal. Neither explanation makes sense or indicates a normal action by a president for what would be a routine signing of an EO (but with Trump, even EOs take on extraordinary status because he’s continuing to operate by diktat rather than regular order).

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:52:47pm

re: #63 Stanley Sea

He mustn’t like how he looks behind a desk, so asked for a podium.

That’s duplicative, since the Oval Office, is well, an office. The desk is nice and big, and offers a great backdrop.

So yeah, it’s weird.

Least weird thing about the whole thing.

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Cheechako  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:55:02pm

Some excitement in my town. Juneau actually has one of the highest ratings for avalanche danger in the country. This one was heading directly towards the downtown high school.

Avalanche thundering toward Juneau neighborhood caught on video

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:55:24pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

Weird. Did he forget?

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Fookin’ snowflake.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:55:24pm

re: #63 Stanley Sea

Looks more like addled behavior to me.

Also, since when (I’ve noticed this before) has a podium been brought into the oval office?

He only walks 45’ per day I bet.

I think Major Garrett’s question crawled under his skin and laid eggs.

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Teukka  Mar 31, 2017 • 2:56:28pm

re: #66 Cheechako

Some excitement in my town. Juneau actually has one of the highest ratings for avalanche danger in the country. This one was heading directly towards the downtown high school.

Avalanche thundering toward Juneau neighborhood caught on video

*shudders*

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:00:42pm

In other news, Kitten Overlord Bean demands attention. Demands it, I say!

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Timothy Watson  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:01:30pm

re: #70 makeitstop

In other news, Kitten Overlord Bean demands attention. Demands it, I say!

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Nice computer you got there, be a shame if something happened to it.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:02:29pm

re: #66 Cheechako

Wow. Looked like it was a slush monster, with a lot of water at the end. Very dangerous stuff.

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:02:32pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

Weird. Did he forget?

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Nice look Trump gave the questioner as he was looking back at him, right before the door closes.

That was The Total Prick I’m Going To Get You Look.

He just doesn’t realize he is in no position to get anyone. The game has changed.

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:02:37pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

Nice computer you got there, be a shame if something happened to it.

I think the computer is safe (it’s a warm spot). It’s what would happen to your hands if you tried to use the computer that’s the problem.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:03:01pm

re: #68 goddamnedfrank

I think Major Garrett’s question crawled under his skin and laid eggs.

I don’t know - when he’s at the podium & says “thank you” in his mind that was the exit stage left cue.

He was supposed to go to his desk & sign.

Then the question was asked because it was over.

Whatever, can’t believe I need to analyze his dementia!!!

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Franklin  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:03:35pm

re: #55 CleverToad

Thank you!

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:03:47pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

Nice computer you got there, be a shame if something happened to it.

I have no idea how he knows, but he can put it to sleep at will. He steps on just the right keys, then it takes me 15 minutes to get the stupid thing turned back on.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:04:40pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

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Is Pence now the yam’s butler? Jeezolpeet—what a bunch of assholes.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:06:24pm

re: #63 Stanley Sea

Looks more like addled behavior to me.

Also, since when (I’ve noticed this before) has a podium been brought into the oval office?

He only walks 45’ per day I bet.

Probably after he bitched about how small the signing desk was. No room for his yuugee sharpies.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:07:20pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

I don’t know - when he’s at the podium & says “thank you” in his mind that was the exit stage left cue.

He was supposed to go to his desk & sign.

Then the question was asked because it was over.

Whatever, can’t believe I need to analyze his dementia!!!

I think you’re right - I watched it again, and Pence tries to stop him twice.

Either he went sundown or his rage made him forget what he was there to do.

Either way, not good.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:07:20pm

More ridiculousness

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:07:45pm

re: #64 lawhawk

He completely forgot why he was there in the first place? Or, the moment that he was confronted, he wanted to go elsewhere.

This isn’t normal. Neither explanation makes sense or indicates a normal action by a president for what would be a routine signing of an EO (but with Trump, even EOs take on extraordinary status because he’s continuing to operate by diktat rather than regular order).

I wondered if there was something that had gone on prior to going up to the podium. He sort of looked pre-pissed off and disinterested in the proceeding. Maybe he is getting stressed out with the heat building all around his administration and he is beginning to melt down.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:08:22pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Irony is dead.

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:09:28pm

re: #82 ObserverArt

I wondered if there was something that had gone on prior to going up to the podium. He sort of looked pre-pissed off and disinterested in the proceeding. Maybe he is getting stressed out with the heat building all around his administration and he is beginning to melt down.

I hope when the inevitable happens, it’s in front of TV cameras.

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allegro  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:10:31pm

re: #75 Stanley Sea

I don’t know - when he’s at the podium & says “thank you” in his mind that was the exit stage left cue.

He was supposed to go to his desk & sign.

Then the question was asked because it was over.

Whatever, can’t believe I need to analyze his dementia!!!

That was what it looked like to me too. He was already on his way out when the question was asked.

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:12:00pm

re: #84 makeitstop

I hope when the inevitable happens, it’s in front of TV cameras.

Or at least cell phones, if such things are allowed in the area.

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:12:10pm

re: #66 Cheechako

Some excitement in my town. Juneau actually has one of the highest ratings for avalanche danger in the country. This one was heading directly towards the downtown high school.

Avalanche thundering toward Juneau neighborhood caught on video

Yikes.

It looked like a waterfall after the powder cloud cleared. Waterfall as in powdered water, but it had the same look against those rocks. Scary but interesting as in the physics.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:12:36pm

If you don’t get the axe, you can still have the t-shirt:

Jerry Garcia guitar auction to benefit SPLC

A generous, longtime SPLC supporter has decided to auction Jerry Garcia’s legendary “Wolf” guitar to benefit our work fighting hate and extremism. The guitar will be sold at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on May 31, and we’ll receive the proceeds. We’ve created a special, limited-edition SPLC-Wolf T-shirt to mark the event.

shop.spreadshirt.com

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451_Montag  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:14:38pm

re: #64 lawhawk

He completely forgot why he was there in the first place? Or, the moment that he was confronted, he wanted to go elsewhere.

This isn’t normal. Neither explanation makes sense or indicates a normal action by a president for what would be a routine signing of an EO (but with Trump, even EOs take on extraordinary status because he’s continuing to operate by diktat rather than regular order).

Isn’t this where Fox news has a breathless section on whether the President has dementia and should she be impeached? Oh sorry forgot for a moment Clinton didn’t win.

Seriously though isn’t that the different between right and left? If it had been Clinton then the right would have gone full on shit show.

Is it time for the Dems to really go to town the way the wingnuts do? Part of me say go for it, have fun, have every talking head suggesting dementia as it feels like payback. The reasonable part of me says don’t stoop to their level.

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caseyjr  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:18:00pm

re: #52 Broad With Sass

I’ll see your Blue Angels and raise you Thunderbirds, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Patrouille de France painting the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

They’re practicing for the Melbourne Air & Space show, and they’re buzzing my neighborhood

I saw the BlueAngels and the Thunderbirds at the 2000 Reno Air Races. Pretty awesome. Also saw a U2 takeoff and flight. Quite an airshow that day.

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electrotek  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:18:48pm

/facepalm

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:21:01pm

?!

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:21:06pm

re: #89 451_Montag

Isn’t this where Fox news has a breathless section on whether the President has dementia and should she be impeached? Oh sorry forgot for a moment Clinton didn’t win.

Seriously though isn’t that the different between right and left? If it had been Clinton then the right would have gone full on shit show.

Is it time for the Dems to really go to town the way the wingnuts do? Part of me say go for it, have fun, have every talking head suggesting dementia as it feels like payback. The reasonable part of me says don’t stoop to their level.

The opposition to Trump and the Republicans shouldn’t lie about Trump/Republicans. There’s certainly no need to do so, since the truth about Trump/Republicans is damning.

Other than that, every kind and form of opposition should be engaged in, without any concern about ‘stooping to their level’. If speculation about Trump’s apparent cognitive impairment is justified by the available facts, then go for it full throttle.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:21:09pm

re: #85 allegro

That was what it looked like to me too. He was already on his way out when the question was asked.

“Fuck that EO shit, I gotta call Kristen Stewart names on Twitter.”

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:21:21pm

re: #52 Broad With Sass

I’ll see your Blue Angels and raise you Thunderbirds, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Patrouille de France painting the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

They’re practicing for the Melbourne Air & Space show, and they’re buzzing my neighborhood

Hmm, that’s five hours away, one way. That’s too long for a day trip, I think, but it’s tempting.

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Cheechako  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:21:21pm

re: #87 ObserverArt

Yikes.

It looked like a waterfall after the powder cloud cleared. Waterfall as in powdered water, but it had the same look against those rocks. Scary but interesting as in the physics.

We’ve had a heavy rainfall for the past several days. The snow-pack is supersaturated with water.

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:25:30pm

re: #90 caseyjr

Must admit I prefer the restored WWII aircraft.

I’ve seen most of the American ones, that I know of, including the P38 Lightning. I think there’s still a P40 or two still in the air. Haven’t seen those yet.

I’ve seen one of the Me 109’s still flying. A G model as I recall. I’ve still yet to see one of the Fw 190s or the single Me 262.

There’s a Lancaster based here in Ontario I’ve seen. Also seen a couple of Spitfires. I know there’s a couple of Mosquitoes still airworthy. I’d love to see one. Hell, I’d kill to fly in one. Semi/

There’s a Yak 3 still flying. That’s on my bucket list.

Oh I love the old warbirds.

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electrotek  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:25:54pm
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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:26:15pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

If you don’t get the axe, you can still have the t-shirt:

Jerry Garcia guitar auction to benefit SPLC

A generous, longtime SPLC supporter has decided to auction Jerry Garcia’s legendary “Wolf” guitar to benefit our work fighting hate and extremism. The guitar will be sold at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on May 31, and we’ll receive the proceeds. We’ve created a special, limited-edition SPLC-Wolf T-shirt to mark the event.

shop.spreadshirt.com

I can only imagine what that one’s going to go for.

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allegro  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:27:28pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

If you don’t get the axe, you can still have the t-shirt:

Jerry Garcia guitar auction to benefit SPLC

A generous, longtime SPLC supporter has decided to auction Jerry Garcia’s legendary “Wolf” guitar to benefit our work fighting hate and extremism. The guitar will be sold at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on May 31, and we’ll receive the proceeds. We’ve created a special, limited-edition SPLC-Wolf T-shirt to mark the event.

shop.spreadshirt.com

You just cost me $40. Had to have that and had to have another shirt too that says “Y’all means (rainbow) ALL”. SPLC thanks you. And so will I once I get my new t-shirts.

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caseyjr  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:28:05pm

re: #86 wrenchwench

In a couple weeks at the Easter egg roll, he’ll start screaming “Get off my lawn!” at the kiddies.

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BigPapa  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:29:04pm

Friday Night News Dump Witching Hour comes to a close. I guess no more crazy for the day.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:29:30pm

re: #58 KingKenrod

Weird. Did he forget?

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He didn’t want to be late for his tee time in Florida.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:29:47pm

re: #92 goddamnedfrank

I really can see Trump pardoning Flynn in an attempt to obstruct further investigation. It would of course throw more fire on the scandal but since Trump’s core supporters seem mostly insulated from any and all truths that are inconducive to maintaining their support that might not bother him at all.

I guess the question becomes, is it physically possible for Trump’s popularity / job approval numbers drop below the Crazification Factor? Nixon dropped just below that line in his final month in office, when the end was basically undeniable. Trump’s advantage here is that there isn’t anything he seems incapable of denying, no matter how patently obvious or clearly based in established fact.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:32:27pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:33:19pm

re: #104 goddamnedfrank

Trump’s advantage here is that there’s nothing he seems capable of denying, no matter how patently obvious or clearly based in established fact.

Didst thou mean “incapable”?

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:34:06pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

How fucking “alpha” are you NOT if you can be re-programmed by cartoons?!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:34:14pm

re: #106 Jebediah, RBG

Didst thou mean “incapable”?

Probably.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:44:29pm
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BigPapa  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:48:58pm

Check out this sweet Fox Fucquery:

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allegro  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:52:54pm

re: #110 BigPapa

Gee, that’s not too misleading. Now show us the last quarter numbers of W and Obama…

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:56:01pm

I never thought I would miss Nancy.

It’s all relative.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2017 • 3:59:25pm

re: #92 goddamnedfrank

This “Jester” creep was one of the most rabid Bernie bro ratfuckers during the election campaign. He’s also a Greenwald cultist who enthusiastically attacked and smeared me when I criticized the Mighty G.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:08:02pm

People keep saying Trump left after Major Garrett asked a question, but as far as I can tell he’s headed for the door before anyone says anything. Pence makes his statement, Trump follows with 5 seconds of meaningless drivel and then immediately heads for the door.

Did I miss something?

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Targetpractice  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:11:20pm

re: #110 BigPapa

Check out this sweet Fox Fucquery:

[Embedded content]

You could title the chart “Inheriting a Democratic boom vs. Inheriting a Republican bust.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:11:36pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

This “Jester” creep was one of the most rabid Bernie bro ratfuckers during the election campaign. He’s also a Greenwald cultist who enthusiastically attacked and smeared me when I criticized the Mighty G.

I don’t understand the cults around some of these people. To me, Greenwald is a guy who wrote some interesting and useful stuff maybe 15 years ago, but once Obama was elected and didn’t immediately abolish the US Intelligence Community, he went stupid. And when people disagree with him, he can’t ever seem to respond with anything other than vitriol - like why they’re wrong and what evidence he has to support it.

So, what’s to like about him, that people should go to great lengths in his defense?

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makeitstop  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:11:37pm

re: #114 Blind Frog Belly White

People keep saying Trump left after Major Garrett asked a question, but as far as I can tell he’s headed for the door before anyone says anything. Pence makes his statement, Trump follows with 5 seconds of meaningless drivel and then immediately heads for the door.

Did I miss something?

I think Observer Art made a good point - something must have pissed him off before the clip started and it threw him completely off his game.

Or he sundowned and forgot what he was supposed to do. Not good, either way.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:12:25pm

re: #114 Blind Frog Belly White

No, that’s the way I saw it.

I really liked how he sent Pence back like a dog after a ball, then Pence left the room looking like he just took a dump in his pants.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:14:27pm

re: #114 Blind Frog Belly White

Yup. Trump had his golf bag over his shoulder!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:17:33pm

re: #94 Amory Blaine

“Fuck that EO shit, I gotta call Kristen Stewart names on Twitter.”

The fact this statement cuts so close to the truth is really scary.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:18:13pm

re: #110 BigPapa

Check out this sweet Fox Fucquery:

[Embedded content]

That whole thing is actually an Obama 8 year report card.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:20:56pm

Expect a tweet storm of rage against Bed Bath and Beyond.

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:22:30pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

Expect a tweet storm of rage against Bed Bath and Beyond.

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She can probably get in at the Orange County (CA) equivalent: Come and Go.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:22:50pm
A search for Ivanka Trump diaper bags, which Coulter said disappeared on March 12, also produced no results:

Now there’s a product that does justice to the Trump brand.

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Targetpractice  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:23:03pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

So I decided to check the article, because I’m a glutton for punishment. But after the first couple paragraphs, I just skimmed the rest, then for good measure checked the comments to see if they’d be the usual “Yeah, we’re manly men!” BS. And yet, oddly enough, the comments seem to be more “You’re wrong, there’s totally manly anime!”

Welcome to the hilarity that is the MRA mind.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:23:46pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

Expect a tweet storm of rage against Bed Bath and Beyond.

[Embedded content]

Family Guy the Beyond section

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:25:40pm

re: #122 Skip Intro

Expect a tweet storm of rage against Bed Bath and Beyond.

[Embedded content]

I stopped going to BB&B because I could get the same stuff cheaper and better at Amazon and Target, but I might stop by there next week for some table covers.

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wrenchwench  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:27:55pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:28:24pm

re: #125 Targetpractice

So I decided to check the article, because I’m a glutton for punishment. But after the first couple paragraphs, I just skimmed the rest, then for good measure checked the comments to see if they’d be the usual “Yeah, we’re manly men!” BS. And yet, oddly enough, the comments seem to be more “You’re wrong, there’s totally manly anime!”

Welcome to the hilarity that is the MRA mind.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (3/5) Movie CLIP - Men in Tights (1993) HD

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:28:37pm

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

I wonder when Tiffany’s is going to put out a line of diaper bags?

I think Petco may carry Ivanka’s line of doggie poo bags. I’ll have to check next time I’m there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:31:40pm

here’s a long version provided by the yam’s twitter account. My internet connection is so slow that I can’t get more than maybe a minute into it before it blanks out, so I don’t know if it shows the walk-out at the end.

We are going to defend our industry & create a level playing field for the American worker. It is time to put #AmericaFirst & #MAGA!

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gocart mozart  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:32:38pm
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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:32:41pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

Holy Christ. How small must that man’s penis be that anime is a threat to his masculinity?

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electrotek  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:34:12pm

So clever and cheeky lol

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:34:25pm

re: #132 gocart mozart

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Rape, murder, arson, and rape.

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KingKenrod  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:37:15pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

here’s a long version provided by the yam’s twitter account. My internet connection is so slow that I can’t get more than maybe a minute into it before it blanks out, so I don’t know if it shows the walk-out at the end.

[Embedded content]

It doesn’t, it cuts out after Pence talks.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:38:06pm

re: #105 goddamnedfrank

Self-confidence as durable as talc.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:41:51pm

re: #136 KingKenrod

It doesn’t, it cuts out after Pence talks.

The other clip overlaps this one by a few seconds. So, as far as I can tell, Trump gives a speech, Ross gives some remarks, Pence gives some remarks, Trump closes, and starts leaving, and THEN Garrett asks the question, right?

So, no, Trump didn’t run from Garrett’s question. He just forgot why he was there!

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gocart mozart  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:45:09pm
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Brian J.  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:50:07pm

re: #116 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t understand the cults around some of these people. To me, Greenwald is a guy who wrote some interesting and useful stuff maybe 15 years ago, but once Obama was elected and didn’t immediately abolish the US Intelligence Community, he went stupid. And when people disagree with him, he can’t ever seem to respond with anything other than vitriol - like why they’re wrong and what evidence he has to support it.

So, what’s to like about him, that people should go to great lengths in his defense?

Sadly, the next Democratic president is gonna have to abolish much of the intel community, what with the obvious Russian blackmail.

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gocart mozart  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:54:21pm
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KingKenrod  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:55:12pm

re: #138 Blind Frog Belly White

The other clip overlaps this one by a few seconds. So, as far as I can tell, Trump gives a speech, Ross gives some remarks, Pence gives some remarks, Trump closes, and starts leaving, and THEN Garrett asks the question, right?

So, no, Trump didn’t run from Garrett’s question. He just forgot why he was there!

That’s right. Personally, I think he was standing there listening (or daydreaming about golf) and just decided to GTF outta there before the press realized he was leaving. “Bolted for the door” comes to mind.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 4:58:24pm

re: #142 KingKenrod

That’s right. Personally, I think he was standing there listening (or daydreaming about golf) and just decided to GTF outta there before the press realized he was leaving. “Bolted for the door” comes to mind.

Well, when you have the attention span of a gnat, it’s hard to remember what you were doing 2 minutes ago, and why you’re in the room.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:00:38pm

Timezones. How do they fucking work?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:00:42pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

This “Jester” creep was one of the most rabid Bernie bro ratfuckers during the election campaign. He’s also a Greenwald cultist who enthusiastically attacked and smeared me when I criticized the Mighty G.

I’m not surprised. He describes himself now as a horrified principled conservative or some such shit. Louise Mensch describes him as a patriotic hacker. All these assholes seems desperate to reinvent themselves and/or whitewash everything they did to enable Trump’s rise to power.

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:04:09pm

re: #145 goddamnedfrank

I’m not surprised. He describes himself now as a horrified principled conservative or some such shit. Louise Mensch describes him as a patriotic hacker. All these assholes seems desperate to reinvent themselves and/or whitewash everything they did to enable Trump’s rise to power.

Ain’t no such thing as a ‘principled conservative’. Trump is the ideal vision of US conservatism incarnate as a rich asshole.

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:06:27pm

re: #140 Brian J.

Sadly, the next Democratic president is gonna have to abolish much of the intel community, what with the obvious Russian blackmail.

How does this follow? If/when we get a Democratic president and Congress, we’re going to need the intel community to try to clear the worst of the rot out of the Republican party.

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Skip Intro  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:06:55pm

re: #142 KingKenrod

That’s right. Personally, I think he was standing there listening (or daydreaming about golf) and just decided to GTF outta there before the press realized he was leaving. “Bolted for the door” comes to mind.

“He’s fleein’ the interview!”

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Brian J.  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:11:01pm

re: #147 EPR-radar

How does this follow? If/when we get a Democratic president and Congress, we’re going to need the intel community to try to clear the worst of the rot out of the Republican party.

An intel community that conspired to elect the Republicans, through ignoring obvious Russian interference and simply inventing multiple investigations of one candidate (not meant to help the other guy, honest) out of whole cloth? Good luck; we’ll need it.

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:11:33pm

re: #133 Romantic Heretic

Holy Christ. How small must that man’s penis be that anime is a threat to his masculinity?

Size is not the problem here. The fact that it retracts when this MRA idiot gets horny is the problem.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:12:07pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:12:28pm

re: #148 Skip Intro

“He’s fleein’ the interview!”

LOL I had to steal that one.

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:12:44pm

re: #149 Brian J.

An intel community that conspired to elect the Republicans, through ignoring obvious Russian interference and simply inventing multiple investigations of one candidate (not meant to help the other guy, honest) out of whole cloth? Good luck; we’ll need it.

I see. Fair point. At minimum, the New York FBI office needs a thorough delousing.

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gocart mozart  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:17:18pm
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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:17:53pm

re: #97 Romantic Heretic

Must admit I prefer the restored WWII aircraft.

I’ve seen most of the American ones, that I know of, including the P38 Lightning. I think there’s still a P40 or two still in the air. Haven’t seen those yet.

I’ve seen one of the Me 109’s still flying. A G model as I recall. I’ve still yet to see one of the Fw 190s or the single Me 262.

There’s a Lancaster based here in Ontario I’ve seen. Also seen a couple of Spitfires. I know there’s a couple of Mosquitoes still airworthy. I’d love to see one. Hell, I’d kill to fly in one. Semi/

There’s a Yak 3 still flying. That’s on my bucket list.

Oh I love the old warbirds.

About 15 years ago I heard a plane and looked up to discover a B-17 flying overhead. It banked in a big curve and flew back overhead. And I thought to myself “I’ll probably never see that again”. And I probably won’t.

My dad was stationed at Wright Patterson air base for several years and I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Air Museum there many times. At that time, most of the planes were on display outdoors and you could walk up and touch the planes. Got to wander around and really get to know a lot of old warbirds. Even then, I remember looking at some of the aircraft and thinking to myself, “What kind of idiot would fly one of these things?!” Scary.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:18:49pm

You voted for a man who boasted of sexual assault, a man whose “university” defrauded thousands of people, a billionaire who thought the minimum wage was too high. You switched from Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016 — one in four white working-class voters — because you thought he was on your side.

You don’t mind the lying. In fact, you’re all in with the biggest lies, the baseless claims that three million people voted illegally, that Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower, and on, and on. The lying is disruptive. Yay for disruption!

You don’t mind the flip-flops. Last year, Trump said the unemployment rate was “one of the biggest hoaxes in American history.” This year, because he’s president, it’s very real. Last year, Wall Street was a puppeteer for the Democrats. Now your man has brought in Goldman Sachs puppeteers to run the economy. Last year, a golfing president was lazy. Now your guy has paid 14 presidential visits to a golf course.

You’re not bothered by the foreign policy incompetence, the siding up to gangster regimes and human rights violators, the snub of the rest of the world in the name of America First. You don’t mind unleashing polluters. If the job creators want filthy air and foul water, give it to them.

You shrug at all of this hypocrisy and craziness, because you still think he’s going to help you. But you’ve been played, sucker-punched, duped. You can continue to believe Trump has your back, but the evidence is already overwhelming that the people his presidency will hurt most are those at the bottom who gave him their trust.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:19:01pm

It’s the Grimm… finale.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:20:18pm

re: #149 Brian J.

An intel community that conspired to elect the Republicans, through ignoring obvious Russian interference and simply inventing multiple investigations of one candidate (not meant to help the other guy, honest) out of whole cloth? Good luck; we’ll need it.

The IC is not monolithic. The NY FBI office is not representative of the FBI as a whole, let alone the CIA, DIA, NSA, NRO, OTFI, etc.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:20:24pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:23:16pm

re: #155 A Cranky One

About 15 years ago I heard a plane and looked up to discover a B-17 flying overhead. It banked in a big curve and flew back overhead. And I thought to myself “I’ll probably never see that again”. And I probably won’t.

My dad was stationed at Wright Patterson air base for several years and I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Air Museum there many times. At that time, most of the planes were on display outdoors and you could walk up and touch the planes. Got to wander around and really get to know a lot of old warbirds. Even then, I remember looking at some of the aircraft and thinking to myself, “What kind of idiot would fly one of these things?!” Scary.

There are a couple groups barnstorming with warbirds. One is the Collings Foundation.

collingsfoundation.org

I’ve crawled all through the B17 a couple times, last time with my grandson, and put him in his great-grandfather’s position. You can catch a half-hour ride, but it’s pricey—has to be to keep the beast in certificate.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:26:53pm

re: #131 Backwoods_Sleuth

here’s a long version provided by the yam’s twitter account. My internet connection is so slow that I can’t get more than maybe a minute into it before it blanks out, so I don’t know if it shows the walk-out at the end.

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Nope, didn’t show it.

Who’s the woman he didn’t let speak?

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gwangung  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:26:57pm

re: #157 lawhawk

It’s the Grimm… finale.

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Heh. Have a friend who’s a staff writer. I know Reggie Lee SLIGHTLY. Proud of those guys for keeping going for as long as it went, and generating such a loyal fandom.

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Brian J.  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:27:13pm

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

The IC is not monolithic. The NY FBI office is not representative of the FBI as a whole, let alone the CIA, DIA, NSA, NRO, OTFI, etc.

None of those other entities did anything to stop or rebuke the NY FBI office, so I think the problem here is a lot more than a rogue cell.

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gwangung  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:29:07pm

re: #163 Brian J.

None of those other entities did anything to stop or rebuke the NY FBI office, so I think the problem here is a lot more than a rogue cell.

Meh. Part of the nature of a large organization. Inherent.

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gwangung  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:29:23pm

re: #162 gwangung

Check this feed out:

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Brian J.  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:29:44pm

re: #156 teleskiguy

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Krauss, sadly, probably misses the point. They don’t care about anything but sticking it to their betters. They have no problem whatsoever with living in squalor or dying in agony as long as those evil people with IQs above room temperature or melanin in their skin get to suffer. Communicating with them is probably pointless.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:29:53pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:30:19pm
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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:30:41pm

re: #160 Decatur Deb

That link reminded me that I have not seen a B24 Liberator.

My loss.

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Brian J.  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:31:54pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s not like he’s actually going to DO anything, but on some level I guess it’s nice to have it officially acknowledged that the Pope is Catholic and bears defecate in the woods. (Or was it the other way around?)

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gocart mozart  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:32:07pm

Pat Buchanan is still alive?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:34:13pm

re: #98 electrotek

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There were anti-black riots at universities in the late 70s early 80s (IIRC) when the CCP brought African students to Chinese campuses and students saw black students with Chinese women.

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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:35:14pm

re: #171 gocart mozart

Pat Buchanan is still alive?

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Satan doubtless wants to keep Buchanan out of Hell as long as possible, because some things are just too nasty for the devil himself.

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electrotek  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:35:15pm

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

There were anti-black riots at universities in the late 70s early 80s (IIRC) when the CCP brought African students to Chinese campuses and students saw black students with Chinese women.

Wow.

Honestly I don’t recall the same occurring when black students came to the USSR, oddly enough.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:36:12pm

re: #169 Romantic Heretic

That link reminded me that I have not seen a B24 Liberator.

My loss.

Theirs will be on at least some of the tour stops. You can tour both bombers at leisure (weekdays are best) for about ten bucks.

2017 tour dates:

collingsfoundation.org

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:36:43pm

re: #162 gwangung

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gwangung  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:38:28pm

re: #176 lawhawk

Will do!

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:40:56pm

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Theirs will be on at least some of the tour stops. You can tour both bombers at leisure (weekdays are best) for about ten bucks.

2017 tour:

collingsfoundation.org

Damn. Just checked the schedule and they won’t be anywhere near my area for this tour. Now I’m sad (in addition to being cranky). ;-(

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:42:07pm

Swiped from Balloon Juice.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:43:38pm

re: #178 A Cranky One

Damn. Just checked the schedule and they won’t be anywhere near my area for this tour. Now I’m sad (in addition to being cranky). ;-(

Did you page all the way to Sep? (Bad page design, there.)

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William Lewis  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:44:16pm

re: #155 A Cranky One

About 15 years ago I heard a plane and looked up to discover a B-17 flying overhead. It banked in a big curve and flew back overhead. And I thought to myself “I’ll probably never see that again”. And I probably won’t.

My dad was stationed at Wright Patterson air base for several years and I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Air Museum there many times. At that time, most of the planes were on display outdoors and you could walk up and touch the planes. Got to wander around and really get to know a lot of old warbirds. Even then, I remember looking at some of the aircraft and thinking to myself, “What kind of idiot would fly one of these things?!” Scary.

One day when I was living in St. Cloud MN, I heard multiple round motor outside. I ran out and saw a B-17 & a B-24 flying in formation, circling the town before landing to fuel up at the local airport.

Fast forward to early September 2001 when I was living in Madison, WI. There was a fly in with a B-17 & DC-3 offering rides for seriously high prices and then a hanger dance with a big band on Saturday night. My ex and I went to the dance and had a great time.

They were supposed to fly out Tuesday morning but we all know how that went. I remember going out to the airport several times while the airspace was closed and just looking at the aircraft, especially the B-17.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:46:37pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:46:48pm

re: #174 electrotek

Wow.

Honestly I don’t recall the same occurring when black students came to the USSR, oddly enough.

I think I got it wrong. A look at wikipedia has it as a late 1980s thing at one university. Apologies.

en.wikipedia.org

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:47:00pm
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Belafon  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:47:20pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:49:35pm
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EPR-radar  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:50:30pm

re: #185 Belafon

Nixon was doomed because the Republicans of his time were not as corrupt as Nixon was. That little flaw in the US conservative project has been dealt with, thoroughly.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:51:21pm

re: #180 Decatur Deb

Did you page all the way to Sep? (Bad page design, there.)

Yes. Oh well. But I’ll keep an eye out for next years tour.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:53:21pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:53:57pm

re: #188 A Cranky One

Yes. Oh well. But I’ll keep an eye out for next years tour.

There are other groups—these guys are touring a shiny new B29.

b-29doc.com

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:55:35pm

Yeah, no. Blurs the line between crazy and stupid.

Instagram

Pointing one straight down a few days ago at @jacksonhole backcountry. With no room to slow down, you’d better make sure you don’t crash on this line. PC @sashamotivala #jhdreaming #wyoming @icelantic_skis @spyderactive @bolle_eyewear @minus33merinowool @swanygloves

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:57:15pm

re: #163 Brian J.

None of those other entities did anything to stop or rebuke the NY FBI office, so I think the problem here is a lot more than a rogue cell.

You’re describing the job of the FBI inspector general, and that process is always retrospective and slow. In fact what you describe is evidence of how far the NY FBI personnel departed from the modern apolitical norm. The other branches of the IC may well have looked at the situation and given them the benefit of the doubt, assumed that they must be acting based on an impartial assessment of the evidence.

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2017 • 5:57:33pm

re: #190 Decatur Deb

There are other groups—these guys are touring a shiny new B29.

b-29doc.com

Secret confession: I always wanted a Spitfire. Spent many an hour admiring that plane. Sadly, no one has offered me one. sigh

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A Cranky One  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:02:27pm

re: #181 William Lewis

I have great admiration for the B-17. Those birds managed to get some crews home despite incredible damage. An iconic aircraft.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:02:39pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:03:20pm
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William Lewis  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:05:38pm

re: #194 A Cranky One

I have great admiration for the B-17. Those birds managed to get some crews home despite incredible damage. An iconic aircraft.

True. And quite a beautiful shape in both the early and later forms.

My favorite warbird though is one I’ve only seen once at the Wright-Patterson museum - the Douglas A-20. Light bomber that was faster than many early war fighters, very maneuverable & flew much like a fighter. They caused a lot of Havoc (heh) in the south Pacific.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:08:16pm
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Decatur Deb  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:09:39pm

re: #197 William Lewis

True. And quite a beautiful shape in both the early and later forms.

My favorite warbird though is one I’ve only seen once at the Wright-Patterson museum - the Douglas A-20. Light bomber that was faster than many early war fighters, very maneuverable & flew much like a fighter. They caused a lot of Havoc (heh) in the south Pacific.

For sheer aesthetics, it’s hard to beat the X3.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:12:34pm

dying

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William Lewis  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:14:11pm

re: #199 Decatur Deb

For sheer aesthetics, it’s hard to beat the X3.

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I remember seeing that little beauty at the museum too.

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:17:13pm
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Scout  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:24:44pm

re: #97 Romantic Heretic

Must admit I prefer the restored WWII aircraft.

I’ve seen most of the American ones, that I know of, including the P38 Lightning. I think there’s still a P40 or two still in the air. Haven’t seen those yet.

I’ve seen one of the Me 109’s still flying. A G model as I recall. I’ve still yet to see one of the Fw 190s or the single Me 262.

There’s a Lancaster based here in Ontario I’ve seen. Also seen a couple of Spitfires. I know there’s a couple of Mosquitoes still airworthy. I’d love to see one. Hell, I’d kill to fly in one. Semi/

There’s a Yak 3 still flying. That’s on my bucket list.

Oh I love the old warbirds.

You might find these stories interesting:

Zero fighter plane being prepped for first flight since WWII

and

Zero fighter takes first flight over Japan since WWII

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:29:42pm
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majii  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:36:00pm

re: #4 MsJ

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lawhawk  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:36:36pm

re: #205 majii

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:38:43pm

Same

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Belafon  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:39:50pm

Geek moment: I installed the termux terminal emulator on my phone, which allows you to install a version of Python. Then I add the hackers keyboard to get control and arrow keys.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:40:24pm

re: #207 Stanley Sea

That was from a high school playoff game in Arlington, TX. three years ago.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:41:32pm

re: #209 Ace Rothstein

That was from a high school playoff game in Arlington, TX. three years ago.

There’s an oral history

complex.com

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majii  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:45:36pm

re: #32 Romantic Heretic

“Since they’ve always had servants they’ve never needed to be smart.”

I read an article earlier this week that described Kushner and Ivanka Trump as horrible neighbors who won’t put their trash in the right place for pickup [they set the bags on the sidewalk.] The Obamas and other high profile persons like Tillerson live in the same neighborhood and those who were interviewed have had no problems with them. Another problem the neighbors complained about was that Kushner and IT and their security detail and other assorted hangers-on hog all of the parking spaces on the street, and their ability to enjoy their own homes has become severely restricted. Since Trump has given both of them WH jobs, they should move their families into the WH and stop causing problems for their neighbors with their lazy, self-centered behavior.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:46:29pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 6:50:24pm

Dude. The Tahoe backcountry looks like the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. So much snow.

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MsJ  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:09:39pm

re: #177 gwangung

Will do!

Ditto this fan. Excellent ending!!

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MsJ  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:15:18pm

re: #205 majii

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electrotek  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:22:01pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:23:58pm

re: #216 electrotek

His “heart dropped,” but I’ll bet something else rose.

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caseyjr  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:24:07pm

re: #171 gocart mozart

as far as russia “flourishing”, look at life expectancy vs. other nations.

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:28:51pm

I’m posting this because Rachel is so right that Trump’s cabinet is involved in so much corruption right now that it’s too much to cover. We’re putting it all on hold while the Russian thing takes center stage. She’s literally pleading that we not be the generation that let this level of scandal become normalized.

Trump Administration Scandals Risk Normalizing Corruption | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:31:57pm

re: #218 caseyjr

It would actually look much more positive if Putin stopped killing people.
//

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:35:46pm

re: #175 Decatur Deb

Doesn’t look like there will be any near Toronto, damn it.

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majii  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:35:59pm

re: #215 MsJ

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Romantic Heretic  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:37:15pm

re: #203 Scout

Sweet!

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:50:58pm

Cool little video of a ski area I spent five winters at.

Iframe

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wheat-dogg  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:58:45pm

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

There were anti-black riots at universities in the late 70s early 80s (IIRC) when the CCP brought African students to Chinese campuses and students saw black students with Chinese women.

Yes, there is racism in China. It results from a different mix of factors from the American version.
- There’s an Asian prejudice against dark skin, because dark skin is associated (wrongly) with being a peasant or menial laborer, i.e., inferior. Thus, Chinese ladies avoid the sun like Count Dracula and buy skin lightening creams to be even whiter than genetically possible.
- Chinese believe that China is THE BEST country in the world, and further, their nationalist science proposes that Homo sapiens chinensis evolved separately from everyone else. IOW, Chinese people did not descend from African forebears, DNA evidence notwithstanding.
- Chinese have the perception that Africa is entirely populated by illiterate, uncivilized people who hunt with spears and wear animal skins and grass skirts.

So, yeah, black Africans have a tough time living in China. Despite this, many have settled in the larger cities like Guangzhou to set up lucrative export businesses, and services (groceries, barbershops, etc.) to support the African business people. And some even find Chinese spouses.

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BeachDem  Mar 31, 2017 • 7:59:50pm

re: #219 stpaulbear

I’m posting this because Rachel is so right that Trump’s cabinet is involved in so much corruption right now that it’s too much to cover. We’re putting it all on hold while the Russian thing takes center stage. She’s literally pleading that we not be the generation that let this level of scandal become normalized.

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:01:50pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:02:03pm

re: #224 teleskiguy

My Twitter header photo is a picture I took standing on a cliff I was about to jump off in Third Bowl in Crested Butte.

I found the original! On an old hard drive I’ve had for a decade, that still works!

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:06:26pm

re: #228 teleskiguy

My Twitter header photo is a picture I took standing on a cliff I was about to jump off in Third Bowl in Crested Butte.

I found the original! One an old hard drive I’ve had for a decade, that still works!

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Aaaah! At least I can say I know someone who is crazy in a different way than I am. You couldn’t get me up there for anything, but I love seeing the photos!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:07:30pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:09:15pm

re: #229 retired cynic

It’s a real treat when Third Bowl opens at Crested Butte. A lot of snow has to fall for ski patrol to go back there and make sure it’s safe, so it rarely opens. Of the five winters I spent in Crested Butte, two of those winters they were able to open Third Bowl. This is the only picture I’ve ever taken back there, 2009 I believe.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:10:08pm

re: #213 teleskiguy

If that were me, I’d be dead now. Or in traction.

holy shit

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:16:45pm

re: #232 wheat-dogg

Want to see a nutty picture of skiing? Owen Leeper (great name!) in Jackson Hole, WY has been doing some crazy stuff this winter. This picture gave me the willies.

Instagram

Sick sleeper sending day today at @jacksonhole. Sent couple good airs and this sketchy straightline after not expecting much good snow this morning. #jhdreaming #alwaysgo @icelantic_skis @spyderactive @bolle_eyewear @snocru @powerbar

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stpaulbear  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:30:03pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

Robert Quine!

How many people on that stage are people who died…

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Birth Control Works  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:31:33pm

Vice President Pence’s “Never Dine Alone With a Woman” Rule Isn’t Honorable. It’s Probably Illegal.

Someone, please tell me that the Vice President has more control of his *ahem* desires than this.

Did we elect an adolescent? I’ve been under the impression that most grown men actually use the large head for things other than mating rituals.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:33:24pm
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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:34:13pm

re: #236 Birth Control Works

Either he doesn’t, or his wife is afraid he doesn’t. Her evidence for that fear may be real or imagined.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:34:43pm

re: #238 retired cynic

Either he doesn’t, or his wife is afraid he doesn’t. Her evidence for that fear may be real or imagined.

I couldn’t live like that.

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retired cynic  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:35:11pm

re: #239 Birth Control Works

I couldn’t live like that.

Life is way too short for that sort of drama.

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William Lewis  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:35:42pm

re: #234 Charles Johnson

This is freaking awesome.

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Two of my favorites. Thanks for posting this version.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:37:08pm

re: #236 Birth Control Works

Men can’t control themselves; women operating outside of the narrow parameters of propriety are “temptations.” This is shot all through wingnut Evangelical worldview: their vision of marriage, their “abstinence” education, their handling of rape as a both-sides-are-bad matter.

Funny thing is, this particular variety of misogyny is so common it’s practically multicultural. Lots of fucking tossers around the world.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:38:44pm
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Birth Control Works  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:40:21pm
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CBGB  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:48:19pm

re: #191 teleskiguy

WHOA.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:58:55pm

re: #237 goddamnedfrank

They were just scared and wanted to shake up DC.

…which is why they picked they dude who explained that the white working class was screwed over by black people getting free stuff, Mexicans and Chinese taking their jobs…oh yeah, and who belonging to the party that screwed over the white working class by kneecapping unions, creating regressive tax structures, et cetera. And whose plans don’t make any fucking sense because it going to further fuck them.

The whole idea of “abandonment” at the core of this is derived from taking rightwing ideas and accepting their premise—that Democrats only focus on the issues of black people and other minorities. This fostering of resentment only works if there’s an understanding that somehow it’s a zero-sum game in which whites are a bloc that’s lost (so that others gained).

Democrats have tried at the local level and hustle to help people in general, but the stuff that’s been done between Reagan and Clinton can’t be undone, and the entire global structure of manufacturing has been transformed. Bottom line, you can’t compete with a factory that can pay $40 a month, dump any waste it wants, and desperation means you can be fully staffed even when it’s negligently unsafe.

Conservative or progressive, you can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube.

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LoonRadio  Mar 31, 2017 • 8:59:17pm

re: #52 Broad With Sass

I’ll see your Blue Angels and raise you Thunderbirds, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Patrouille de France painting the sky with red, white and blue smoke.

They’re practicing for the Melbourne Air & Space show, and they’re buzzing my neighborhood

Pfft. I live 200 yards from the NAS Oceana runway. You just described a weekday.

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Broad With Sass  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:03:03pm

re: #247 LoonRadio

I live under PAFB’s flight path, that’s enough..thank you I don’t think I’d survive NAS

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freetoken  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:04:48pm

For no particular reason, promoting this young woman’s youtube channel:

ขาวจริง…ไหม? | Fo Fong

She’s experimented with videos the past couple of years and for some reason I found her vids on Youtube.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:09:25pm

re: #249 freetoken

For no particular reason, promoting this young woman’s youtube channel:

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Video

She’s experimented with videos the past couple of years and for some reason I found her vids on Youtube.

Why is there a section of dead space after her sign-off?

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freetoken  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:11:11pm

re: #250 wheat-dogg

Why is there a section of dead space after her sign-off?

Don’t know. She probably just didn’t stop the recording soon enough.

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Birth Control Works  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:11:21pm

have a great night all!

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Amory Blaine  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:16:18pm

Before I “officially” started college, I took an algebra class that was at the NG 128th refueling wing. After class, on most days I would sit on/in my car in the parking lot and eat lunch. which was about 100 ft from the 135s. It was cool as fuck watching them getting prepped and such. This was pre 9/11. I’d visit dad in the summer as a kid in LV. He was a security guard at Nellis AFB and he’d take me up there once in a while. Got to see some cool aircraft.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:22:36pm

Yeah, rad shot.

Instagram

Blind drop out of the trees on a recent storm day @sugarbowlresort 📷: @davidreddick @powdermagazine #weareskiing #tahoesdeepest #powder #powday

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ObserverArt  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:23:21pm

Sportsball news

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Major Tom  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:23:28pm

Just saw this.

George Takei is running for congress… To unseat Nunes.

the-daily.buzz

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Targetpractice  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:25:52pm

Wrong button.

258
mmmirele  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:26:09pm

re: #236 Birth Control Works

Vice President Pence’s “Never Dine Alone With a Woman” Rule Isn’t Honorable. It’s Probably Illegal.

Someone, please tell me that the Vice President has more control of his *ahem* desires than this.

Did we elect an adolescent? I’ve been under the impression that most grown men actually use the large head for things other than mating rituals.

In the world Pence lives in, this is how men are supposed to act towards women. It’s not honorable at all. It is a way to keep women confined to specific religious roles, which don’t allow women in positions of authority.

For example, here’s the expanded “Billy Graham Rule” from the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention for church planters.

• I will conduct myself in a way that reflects positively on Christ and the North American Mission Board.
• I will not visit the opposite sex alone at home, other than my spouse.
• I will not counsel the opposite sex alone at the office.
• I will not counsel the opposite sex more than once without the person’s spouse.
• If married, I will not have lunch alone with the opposite sex, other than my
spouse.
• I will be careful in answering cards, letters and email notes from the opposite sex.
• If married, I will not be in an automobile alone with anyone of the opposite sex, other than my spouse.
• I will not show affection that could be questioned.
• I will be a tithing member of record and in good standing in a Southern Baptist Church.
• I will abstain from consumption of any alcoholic beverage.
• I will not view pornography.
• I will maintain financial integrity.
• I will pray for the integrity of other missionaries and staff members.

That’s it—note how many of those obsess about sex?

The NAMB is no small outfit, they’re sponsoring Greg Laurie’s “Harvest America” in the University of Phoenix stadium here in Phoenix on June 11. So yeah, this crazy is everywhere.

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teleskiguy  Mar 31, 2017 • 9:27:37pm

re: #257 Targetpractice

Wrong button.

TWSS

260
gwangung  Mar 31, 2017 • 10:14:44pm

re: #256 Major Tom

Just saw this.

George Takei is running for congress… To unseat Nunes.

the-daily.buzz

Um, what day is it on the East Coast? And do you think Uncle George is going to move to central California?

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Major Tom  Apr 1, 2017 • 6:29:46am

re: #260 gwangung

I hate this stupid day.


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