Jacob Collier Joins Take 6 for a Stunning Rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “You and I”

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Grammy-winning performer, Jacob Collier, and multiple award-winning a cappella sextext Take 6 join Tavis for a brilliant performance of Stevie Wonder’s “You and I”.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 1, 2017 • 7:52:48pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 1, 2017 • 7:56:39pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

How can he tell? Looks like standard Murdoch journalism to me.

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KGxvi  Apr 1, 2017 • 7:58:44pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

Kind of aggressive for an April’s Fools joke.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:02:41pm

re: #3 KGxvi

Kind of aggressive for an April’s Fools joke.

Not April Fool: It’s already the 2nd in Russia.

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jaunte  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:19:50pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:21:35pm

re: #4 Shiplord Kirel

Not April Fool: It’s already the 2nd in Russia.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:23:27pm

Ebay and the National Weather Service are the only two entities in the United States that should be allowed to send Push Notifications. Everyone else can fuck off.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:24:03pm

Whatever they did really borked things. It makes conversations extremely hard to follow, and it seems to actively discourage sharing tweets the old fashioned way, with “RTs” and such. Such a clusterfuck.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:25:09pm

re: #7 goddamnedfrank

Ebay and the National Weather Service are the only two entities in the United States that should be allowed to send Push Notificaitons. Everyone else can fuck off.

I could live without Ebay on that one. But then in my region until NWS can predict earthquakes they can;t help me much that the daily forecast won;t tell me.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:27:20pm

re: #8 teleskiguy

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Whatever they did really borked things. It makes conversations extremely hard to follow, and it seems to actively discourage sharing tweets the old fashioned way, with “RTs” and such. Such a clusterfuck.

I have mixed feelings. Replies are to the first listed address, and I like the way it decriminalizes long user names. On the other hand I miss the lack of choice to widecast a tweet by putting a period before the first @.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:31:39pm

re: #10 goddamnedfrank

I have mixed feelings. Replies are to the first listed address, and I like the way it decriminalizes long user names. On the other hand I miss the lack of choice to widecast a tweet by putting a period before the first @.

That’s my biggest issue. I’ve shared a few tweets today the old fashioned way (with a RT) and none of them went out to all of my followers (unless they follow the person I manually RT’d). I guess I’m like Garth in this .gif.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:37:54pm

Adult Swim is running and rerunning the new S3E1 of Rick and Morty.

Edit: Oh, and listen for Nathan Fillion.

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Pineapple Pizza  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:42:04pm

Just discovered this amazing new alt-folk group.

Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight (1976) Uncut Video

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:46:09pm

re: #13 Pineapple Pizza

Just discovered this amazing new alt-folk group.

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I hope you’re April Foolin’, because that song was inescapable in 1976 if you listened to top 40 radio. It also generated some controversy in bluenose districts.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:47:26pm

publiclyStunted, congratulations! You have given me my 84,000th karma. Your prize after the jump!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:51:19pm

re: #15 teleskiguy

publiclyStunted, congratulations! You have given me my 84,000th karma. Your prize after the jump!

You’re way ahead of me. I need about 1,000 more to top 60K.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:53:32pm

re: #13 Pineapple Pizza

Just discovered this amazing new alt-folk group.

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I remember when Pittsburgh radio stations refused to play that song because a lot of people objected to such…”filthy lyrics”!

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:53:32pm
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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:58:49pm

re: #13 Pineapple Pizza

So, I learned some new trivia just now. Bill Danoff, who I presume is the guy with the ginormous eyeglasses, co-wrote “Take Me Home, Country Road,” with his then-wife, Taffy (also in the vocal band) and John Denver.

The other pair, Jon Carroll and Margot Chapman, were also married for a time. So I guess all that afternoon delightin’ was all quite legal — at times.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 1, 2017 • 8:59:22pm

Today I decided to rig up my Honda Pilot with a permanent quick connect to the battery for my folding portable solar panels. Everything worked beautifully, got a solid 12+ amps average charging current in full sunlight and once my Engel refrigerator was down to operating temperature the system was producing net charge over time on the battery.

Now I just need make the 12 volt socket in the cargo area always be hot. I want to be able to run the fridge without the key in the accessory position powering a bunch of other shit I won’t be using when parked / camping. I tried to bridge the accessory relay that controls it but you have to be some kind of fucking contortionist to get at that bastard. Next plan is to go to the local Honda dealer on Monday and see if they’ll agree to do it or if that violates their liability policy. If they won’t do it I’ll find a local car audio guy.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:02:18pm

re: #17 Joe Bacon

I remember when Pittsburgh radio stations refused to play that song because a lot of people objected to such…”filthy lyrics”!

The NYC stations had no such reservations. Thus I heard it incessantly while in college if top 40 stations were on. I suspect the DJs liked playing the song just to tick some people off.

The “filthy lyrics” in part are:

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight
My motto’s always been “When it’s right, it’s right”
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night
When everything’s a little clearer in the light of day
And we know the night is always gonna be here any way

Thinkin’ of you’s workin’ up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin’ sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite
And the thought of loving you is getting so exciting

Note the girls were as eager as the boys. That probably bothered some people, too.

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:03:58pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:12:33pm

“…Starbird is in the field of “crisis informatics,” or how information flows after a disaster. She got into it to see how social media might be used for the public good, such as to aid emergency responders.

Instead she’s gone down a dark rabbit hole, one that wends through the back warrens of the web and all the way up to the White House.

Starbird argues in a new paper, set to be presented at a computational social-science conference in May, that these “strange clusters” of wild conspiracy talk, when mapped, point to an emerging alternative media ecosystem on the web of surprising power and reach.

It features sites such as infowars.com, hosted by informal President Donald Trump adviser Alex Jones, which has pushed a range of conspiracies, including that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a staged fake….”

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Dave In Austin  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:17:43pm

Bea has started feeding the new chick, She is tearing up a small snake…..

grapevineowlcam.org

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:19:39pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:26:11pm

US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit won’t be allowing Larry Klayman to represent Cliven Bundy

“…Attorney Larry Klayman applied to be admitted pro hac vice in the high-profile criminal trial of Cliven Bundy. The district court denied his application without prejudice. Bundy filed an emergency petition with us for a writ of mandamus to force the district court to admit Klayman. We declined to do so in October 2016. See In re Bundy, 840 F.3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2016). We wrote then:

Under our decisions, the district court had more than ample cause to turn down Klayman’s application: he is involved in an ethics proceeding before the District of Columbia Bar, and he was not candid with the court about the status of those proceedings; he disclosed that he was twice barred in perpetuity from appearing pro hac vice before judges in the Central District of California and the Southern District of New York, but he failed to list numerous cases—all available on Westlaw or LEXIS—in which he has been reprimanded, denied pro hac vice status, or otherwise sanctioned for violating various local rules; and he has a record of going after judges personally, and shortly after Chief Judge Gloria Navarro denied his application, Bundy filed a frivolous Bivens action against her in her own court. This litany of reasons for denying Klayman pro hac vice status demonstrates that the district court did not abuse its discretion, much less commit clear error….”

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Puss Power  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:27:58pm

On another subject entirely, I went to pick up some groceries this afternoon wearing my new Cuzco/Machu Picchu t-shirt, and the clerk at checkout (he’s been there for years) asked if I’d been to Cuzco. I said yes, he said he was from there. Cool!

(And fuck DT and all his nativist allies who would outlaw immigration if they could.)

Do you suppose they’d change their minds if they knew how well the Inca could build walls?

(When you look at it, you can see all the joins where one stone stops and another begins, but if you close your eyes and run your fingers along the stones, it feels like one solid wall, no breaks.)

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:32:43pm

re: #27 Puss Power

On another subject entirely, I went to pick up some groceries this afternoon wearing my new Cuzco/Machu Picchu t-shirt, and the clerk at checkout (he’s been there for years) asked if I’d been to Cuzco. I said yes, he said he was from there. Cool!

(And fuck DT and all his nativist allies who would outlaw immigration if they could.)

Do you suppose they’d change their minds if they knew how well the Inca could build walls?

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(When you look at it, you can see all the joins where one stone stops and another begins, but if you close your eyes and run your fingers along the stones, it feels like one solid wall, no breaks.)

Ancient builders were all excellent stone masons. Even here in rural China, traditional Miao dry-fit walls and foundations last 100s of years.

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Puss Power  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:43:26pm

re: #28 wheat-dogg

Ancient builders were all excellent stone masons. Even here in rural China, traditional Miao dry-fit walls and foundations last 100s of years.

The picture I posted is of the Coricancha (variously spelled), which has withstood earthquakes that knocked down everything the Spaniards built without so much as a crack. Of course, it was completely covered in gold in Inca times….

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retired cynic  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:45:09pm

re: #29 Puss Power

The picture I posted is of the Coricancha (variously spelled), which has withstood earthquakes that knocked down everything the Spaniards built without so much as a crack. Of course, it was completely covered in gold in Inca times….

What a vision that would have been!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:46:54pm

Harry keeps digging.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:48:14pm

re: #26 FormerDirtDart

US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit won’t be allowing Larry Klayman to represent Cliven Bundy

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When it comes to disbarring lawyers, Orly Taitz is #1 on my list and KKKlayman is #2.

In fact, KKKlayman is Chock Full of #2!

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:51:01pm

re: #31 goddamnedfrank

Typical of an aging rich white dude, thinks he’s smarter than everybody.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:52:26pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:52:44pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:55:46pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 1, 2017 • 9:58:02pm

And, I call it a night…

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:03:52pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

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2016:

“The man’s campaign is a dumpster fire! The things he’s running on will be ruinous for this nation!”

“You’re just saying that because you don’t want people looking at your emails. You’re crooked and a liar!”

2017:

“ZOMG! THE MAN IS A DUMPSTER FIRE! HIS PRESIDENCY IS AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER! THERE ARE NO WARNING!!!”

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:08:08pm

What. The. Fuck?!?

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retired cynic  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:12:15pm

re: #39 teleskiguy

That leaves me on the floor. The wages of sin are $175,000?

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Joe Bacon  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:13:07pm

re: #40 retired cynic

That leaves me on the floor. The wages of sin are $175,000?

That’s just for starters!

Robert Mercer sure has deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep pockets!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:18:39pm

I wonder if Trump and Xi will talk about this problem when they meet in a few days>?

scmp.com

It seems as if the “travel ban” EO is just part of an overall effort by the Trump Regime to keep all but a select kind of foreigner out of the USA. Chinese tourists have a lot of money to spare nowadays. They can just as easily hit up some other tropical paradise besides Hawai’i.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:20:03pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon

That’s just for starters!

Robert Mercer sure has deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep pockets!

Right wing welfare.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:23:27pm

re: #42 wheat-dogg

I wonder if Trump and Xi will talk about this problem when they meet in a few days>?

scmp.com

It seems as if the “travel ban” EO is just part of an overall effort by the Trump Regime to keep all but a select kind of foreigner out of the USA. Chinese tourists have a lot of money to spare nowadays. They can just as easily hit up some other tropical paradise besides Hawai’i.

We know what kind of “select foreigners” Trump wants to have as visitors to the US!

Milo
Geert Wilders
Nigel Farage
Marie LePen…

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:32:34pm

So, Joss Whedon is lined up to do a Batgirl movie, it sez here.

scmp.com

The basis for the flick will be the Babs Tarr version of BG from 2014, not the several earlier versions.

Check the Doc Marten-like boots.

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:36:59pm

re: #45 wheat-dogg

So, Joss Whedon is lined up to do a Batgirl movie, it sez here.

scmp.com

The basis for the flick will be the Babs Tarr version of BG from 2014, not the several earlier versions.

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Check the Doc Marten-like boots.

A practical crimefighter costume…on a woman? Does not compute!

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wheat-dogg  Apr 1, 2017 • 10:49:54pm

re: #46 Targetpractice

A practical crimefighter costume…on a woman? Does not compute!

///

Yeah. Tarr and the other creators went for the practical, not the sexy side of costumed crime-fighting. Though I still think capes, while showy, are a design flaw.

Speaking of costumes, have you seen the movie version of The Flash’s costume yet? I can’t see how Barry can run in that thing.

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:03:51pm

re: #47 wheat-dogg

Yeah. Tarr and the other creators went for the practical, not the sexy side of costumed crime-fighting. Though I still think capes, while showy, are a design flaw.

Speaking of costumes, have you seen the movie version of The Flash’s costume yet? I can’t see how Barry can run in that thing.

We’re talking an industry who takes a comic book character who is supposed to be a trained martial artist who abhores guns due to their playing a part in the one event that has defined his life since childhood…and makes him a armored nut who goes around shooting up the city in the name of “justice.”

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bratwurst  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:19:54pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:28:17pm

re: #47 wheat-dogg

Though I still think capes, while showy, are a design flaw

Edna Mode, is that you?

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Anymouse  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:32:26pm

LOL. This is exactly why I don’t touch my wife’s computer …

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JordanRules  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:37:07pm

re: #49 bratwurst

Like most dead-end Berners, for sure.

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Anymouse  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:42:25pm

First-class satire:
officialmikepence.com

Amongst other things on the site:

Mike Pence went to college.
Mike Pence won 3rd prize in the 1972 Indiana Junior Corn Contest.
Mike Pence likes to watch movies.
Mike Pence carries a tri-fold wallet in his right back pocket.
Mike Pence has won seven (7) penmanship awards.
Mike Pence has a “Family RV” a “Personal RV” and a “Permanent RV” aka his house.

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Anymouse  Apr 1, 2017 • 11:48:25pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:08:15am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:15:32am
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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:19:26am

Buckaroo Banzai truly rules.

I always get sucked into watching Shawshank.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:33:44am

Good thread about Bernie Sanders here.

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William Lewis  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:41:49am

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

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Ladyhawke.

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JordanRules  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:45:40am

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

The Fugitive

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 1:01:38am

LOL

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 2:08:49am

Ft. Collins, Colo. Police Department trolled its followers on social media with the announcement of its new “Feline Unit” (featuring a cat named Officer Buttersworth) - with video including a blooper reel.
thedenverchannel.com

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 2:18:03am

re: #62 Anymouse

Ft. Collins, Colo. Police Department trolled its followers on social media with the announcement of its new “Feline Unit” (featuring a cat named Officer Buttersworth) - with video including a blooper reel.
thedenverchannel.com

Ofcr. Buttersworth demonstrates in the blooper reels why feline police units have never really caught on.

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Ming5000  Apr 2, 2017 • 2:53:06am

re: #62 Anymouse

OFFS:

April Fools’ Day: Police, airport and RTD prank followers on social media, but not everyone’s amused

Even if you have a nit to pick, couldn’t people realize the good intent of these jokes? Chill out people.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:09:04am

This won’t end well (see also the comments):

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:22:41am

re: #65 Anymouse

This won’t end well (see also the comments):

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I’m sure their minders back in Moscow will be pleased to get their hands on the raw intel.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:25:47am

re: #67 Targetpractice

I’m sure their minders back in Moscow will be pleased to get their hands on the raw intel.

And cherry-picking from raw data can lead to any conclusion President Bannon wants. It wouldn’t be Trump vetting this information, it would be Bannon and his merry band of nihilists.

Bannon wants a nation-destroying war, and that would give him exactly what he needed to convince Trump.

I’m not a big fan of corporations, but I would be thinking (as a CEO) that such a thing would not be good for my company’s bottom line, and finding ways to end this nonsense.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:33:34am
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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:34:26am

re: #69 Anymouse

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Don’t you just hate it when you get junk mail with no return address?

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:40:39am

Bonehead anti-vaxxers.
euro.who.int

A measles outbreak is spreading across Europe - ending hope that measles would be eliminated from the continent any time soon.

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Ming5000  Apr 2, 2017 • 3:55:07am

Four good points:
; [dailybeast]

1. Narcissistic people believe they should be able to do what they want, no matter how it affects others. Parents sometimes state their belief that vaccines “are not the right choice for my child.” Because, apparently, their child is special, and should be able to opt out of something everyone else does.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:07:38am

re: #72 Ming5000

Yup, I don’t care about a kid dying or being maimed by measles (or any other disease) as long as it’s not my kid.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:07:57am

re: #72 Ming5000

It explains a lot. Jenny McCarthy could certainly be described as a narcissist.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:08:28am

re: #49 bratwurst

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She already acts like a Republican so yeah. She really doesn’t care about how her anti-Clinton advocacy hurt this country by electing Trump because she’s above any suffering his regime has or will cause.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:15:00am

I continue to push through Iron Fist. Now on episode 10. I’m wondering if I should just skip to episode 13 and call it a day.

We learn that Bakuto, Colleen’s sensei, is part of The Hand. Colleen believes Mme Gao is a “bad Hand” while Bakuto is the “good Hand.” Poor, dumb Colleen. Meanwhile, his buddy Davos comes to save him, but mostly he wants to drag Danny back to Qun Lun (I do wish they could do a better job of pronouncing it more authentically Chinese than “koon lun”) to guard the gate like Heimdall on Bifrost, or something. I don’t blame Danny for wanting to stay in New York. The episode ends with Danny bleeding all over the sidewalk, while Davos looks intently at a shipping warehouse. Nice friend, Davos.

Oh, there were some fights, but none were as intense as those in Daredevil.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:18:39am

re: #72 Ming5000

1. Narcissistic people believe they should be able to do what they want, no matter how it affects others. Parents sometimes state their belief that vaccines “are not the right choice for my child.” Because, apparently, their child is special, and should be able to opt out of something everyone else does.

There is narcissism and then there is a form of parental insecurity. We were attending a baby swimming class and part of it involved holding the baby’s head underwater briefly to get them used to the concept. And there was one mother there who could not bring herself to do that to her baby.

I never followed up, but would not be surprised if she could not bring herself to vaccinate her kids, either.

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freetoken  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:23:00am

re: #76 wheat-dogg

I gave up after epi 3.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:24:37am

re: #77 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is narcissism and then there is a form of parental insecurity. We were attending a baby swimming class and part of it involved holding the baby’s head underwater briefly to get them used to the concept. And there was one mother there who could not bring herself to do that to her baby.

I never followed up, but would not be surprised if she could not bring herself to vaccinate her kids, either.

I wish my parents had taught me to swim that way. I’m still not very comfortable with my head underwater, even though I can swim.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:34:29am

This is plain weird …
sciencedaily.com

Apparently, researchers grafted eyes on the tails of tadpoles, and they could see with them.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:42:09am

Shatner trolling someone who should know better.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 4:44:39am

It would appear the long knives are coming out for Jared Kushner, both inside the White House and amongst Republican politicians.
rawstory.com

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:02:48am

Wait for the kicker at the end.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:10:29am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance. I just love how the GOP just completely ignores paid speeches by its own cronies when they were busy attacking Clinton when she gave speeches.

Never mind that Flynn lied and omitted speeches and payments from those speeches to Russia Today (where’s my Deadpool shocked face?).

The media (ABC) this morning seems to think that the GOP going nuclear with the filibuster would be game-changing in order to bring Gorsuch nomination to a vote.

But here’s the thing, none of this would be necessary had the GOP not gone nuclear and obstructed Garland’s nomination in an unprecedented and completely unjustified attack on Obama’s right to nomination and have the Senate advise and consent on his nominations.

McConnell and the GOP blocked even hearings on Garland. All their excuses fall short. There’s no Biden Rule. There’s no Reid Rule.

There’s just the GOP rule - don’t let the black guy pick someone who might flip the Court’s ideological compass. So obstruction and block and deny until the GOP could get one of their own to do the nominating (and gleefully admit that they were more than willing to block Clinton’s picks had she won).

This is unprecedented and the GOP destroyed comity and shouldn’t expect Democrats to lie down and accept any of this. This is all on them.

Change the rules now? Of course the GOP would do that. This is their craven attempt to assert absolute power, even though power is usually fleeting.

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freetoken  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:15:53am

It’s the wee hours of the morn, which means it;s fighting time for the breakfast teat:

Gaia’s Kittens (fosters for Purrfect Pals)

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:25:16am

Late April Fools? Trump identifies the “Russian” hacker behind the DNC/Podesta emails.

The bear was Russian to destroy the evidence. See, that’s the proof!

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:32:39am

Trump wants to revive the long-dormant National Space Council as a White House based overseer for all space activity.The History Behind the Long-Dead Space Council Trump Wants to Revive

The new administration plans to bring back a committee that has tried over the years to guide policy—with mixed results.

Trump, of course, has a long standing interest in spaceflight.
Don’t believe it?
Well, here he is viewing a Gemini-Titan launch at Cape Canaveral in 1965:

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 2, 2017 • 5:40:11am

Lubbock of course is famous for its dust storms. This can cause health problems including a recent outbreak of a mysterious condition that drastically affects the hair follicles. My friend CK has, in fact, contracted this wind-born ailment and sends along this photo:

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:04:26am

re: #88 Shiplord Kirel

Lubbock of course is famous for its dust storms. This can cause health problems including a recent outbreak of a mysterious condition that drastically affects the hair follicles. My friend CK has, in fact, contracted this wind-born ailment …

Reminds me of a call I got at home a couple years ago.

Amongst my many unpaid duties, I was street superintendent. (I finally got the village board to pass that along to a company actually qualified to do that.)

The caller noted that all the east-west streets in town were clogged with tumbleweeds (we’d had a huge windstorm that day, but I hadn’t gone outside so I wasn’t aware of the problem). I jumped in the car and drove around to look at ten foot high piles of tumbleweeds in the streets.

Puzzling out what I was supposed to do (I certainly couldn’t remove them with a Smart car), I hit upon the idea of getting a local resident with a monster truck to drive up and down the streets to crush them and clear the streets.

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:04:37am

Imgur
Good morning!

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:12:59am

I am supposed to finish cleaning out the garage fridge and start putting away the counter appliances (counter oven, toaster, Ankarsrum mixer) but first I want to drink my coffee, procrastinate some more and wait for the pain meds to kick in.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:19:40am

Jonathan Chait at The New Yorker weighs in with an article:
House Republicans to Trump: Steal All You Want

He really lays into Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). On potential financial entanglements between the Trump family and governance:

What’s striking about these statements is how open-ended they are. In the above exchange, Chaffetz offers the following defenses:

1. Trump is already rich.

2. Trump enriching himself or his family in office does not affect the average American.

3. Chaffetz doesn’t think he ran with the purpose of getting richer.

4. The voters already knew he had entanglements.

The logic outlined by Chaffetz leaves no possibility for Trump to engage in corruption. What if Trump asks Congress to build a highway to make it easier for customers to access one of his hotels? What if foreign countries are giving Trump’s family preferred stock in return for favorable foreign-policy decisions? Reasons one-four supply sufficient reasons for the chairman of the House Oversight Committee to neither know nor care.

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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:30:03am
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Joe Bacon  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:38:28am

We’ve seen the shoe drop on the Trump-Russia connection.

I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop with the Jill Stein-Russia connection.

After all, She and Mikey were dining together in Moscow with Mr. P.

Conspiring together? C’mon Press, get to work!
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Anymouse  Apr 2, 2017 • 6:48:19am

re: #94 Joe Bacon

We’ve seen the shoe drop on the Trump-Russia connection.

I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop with the Jill Stein-Russia connection.

After all, She and Mikey were dining together in Moscow with Mr. P.

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I’m certainly wondering whether Dr. Stein was just a useful idiot in all this, or actively colluding.

On the other hand, if you give the GOP an out, they’ll go all-in on investigating Dr. Stein to take the heat off investigating Mr. Trump.

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:06:16am
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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:06:35am
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:15:48am

re: #96 Nyet

Since he cannot respond for obvious reasons (RIP Mr Wiesel) they are going to attack him. I hate to see this type of attack. They are a bunch of cowards.

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Mattand  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:25:04am

re: #93 Anymouse

I couldn’t bring myself to watch this for two reasons:

1) I didn’t want to hurl my iPhone into the TV, thus destroying two perfectly working appliances

B) I remember how Colbert softballed Trump last year. I’m guessing he didn’t hit Sarandon all that hard for some of her more idiotic statements.

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:26:45am

re: #98 PhillyPretzel

Grüner (a fellow Auschwitz and Buchenwald survivor) has been attacking him with this since the mid-2000s.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:33:42am

re: #99 Mattand

I couldn’t bring myself to watch this for two reasons:

1) I didn’t want to hurl my iPhone into the TV, thus destroying two perfectly working appliances

B) I remember how Colbert softballed Trump last year. I’m guessing he didn’t hit Sarandon all that hard for some of her more idiotic statements.

Of course not; he’s a comedian.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:34:03am

re: #100 Nyet

Of course. Mr Wiesel has made money off of this and Grüner has not. I am sorry I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to this type of behavior.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:38:49am
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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:41:06am

re: #102 PhillyPretzel

My hypothesis is he was pissed off at Wiesel because Wiesel ignored his cranky letters.

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:42:28am

re: #101 Big Beautiful Door

Of course not; he’s a comedian.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 2, 2017 • 7:48:45am

(Stolen from Barry Ritoltz’s The Big Picture blog:)

16 Lessons Learned (Among Many!)

-People are complicated and flawed. Root for their better angels.
-The best way to get a busy person’s attention: Help them.
-Keep it simple and move fast when conceiving strategies and making decisions.
-Every weakness has a corresponding strength.
-The values that actually shape a culture have both upside and downside.
-Understand someone’s “alpha” tendencies and how that drives them.
-Self-deception watch: even those who say they don’t need or want flattery, sometimes still need it.
-Be clear on your specific level of engagement on a project.
-Sketch three possible outcomes for a project: the likely upside, likely ‘regular’, and likely downside scenarios.
-A key to making good partnerships great: Identify and emphasize any misaligned incentives.
-Reason is the steering wheel. Emotion is the gas pedal.
-Trade up on trust even if it means you trade down on competency.
-Tell the truth. Don’t reflexively kiss ass to powerful people.
-Respect the shadow power.
-Make people genuine partners and they’ll work harder.
-Final: The people around you change you in myriad unconscious ways

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mmmirele  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:15:20am

Looks like the LA Times is tired of being left in the dust by the Washington Post and New York Times. It’s starting a four-part editorial series called “Our Dishonest President.” Here’s part 1: latimes.com

And a quote:

What is most worrisome about Trump is Trump himself. He is a man so unpredictable, so reckless, so petulant, so full of blind self-regard, so untethered to reality that it is impossible to know where his presidency will lead or how much damage he will do to our nation.

I also ran across this article about Oregon farmers freaking out about ICE raids:

Oregon farmers scrambling as labor shortage collides with Trump immigration crackdown

oregonlive.com

My response: Quelle surprise!

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mmmirele  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:25:12am

re: #108 nines09

I thought April Fools Day was yesterday? Oh. Wait….nevermind…

Slackers. The governor of Utah signed a resolution last year saying that Utah had a public health crisis and porn was the cause.

washingtonpost.com

This angers me because there really is a public health crisis in Utah, and it’s around the rate of youth suicides which has nearly tripled in the last decade.

sltrib.com

The article doesn’t talk about Utah’s elephant in the room, but this one does:

kutv.com

“Is Utah’s youth suicide rate linked to Utah’s culture surrounding LGBT?”

But no, the legislature has moved on to thinking of ways how people “affected by pornography” can sue the producers of porn and not dealing with Utah’s high suicide rate, because, well, dealing with it involves discussing all causes, including the fact that the largest religion in the state has made it clear that it doesn’t want LGBTQ people OR their children as members, or even blessed in church.

(For information on this, you can Google “mormon November policy” and make up your own mind.)

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nines09  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:35:29am

re: #109 mmmirele

Everything must be hunky dory in Kansas I guess. Take the time to act out this circle jerk, and ignore the flames in the windows.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:42:46am

re: #107 mmmirele

Looks like the LA Times is tired of being left in the dust by the Washington Post and New York Times. It’s starting a four-part editorial series called “Our Dishonest President.” Here’s part 1: latimes.com

And a quote:

I also ran across this article about Oregon farmers freaking out about ICE raids:

Oregon farmers scrambling as labor shortage collides with Trump immigration crackdown

oregonlive.com

My response: Quelle surprise!

Without even reading the article, I bet the farmers were Trump supporters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:44:31am

I’m guessing he wasn’t in church this morning:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:44:46am

my favorite response:

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:45:03am

And now for your Sunday dose of woowoo - a documentary about Immanuel Velikovsky.

Worlds in Collision- Immanuel Velikovsky.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:47:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:49:56am

Chris Wallace repeatedly calling bullshit on Trump EPA admin @ScottPruittOK is, dare I say, kinda heroic.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:51:43am
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:52:19am

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Todd committing journalism! Imagine that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:52:54am

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Trump tweets: “To me, it’s chatter I don’t focus on.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:53:14am
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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:54:10am

re: #118 Big Beautiful Door

Todd committing journalism! Imagine that.

Took Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:57:01am

A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally.

Trump’s lawyers sought to dismiss the lawsuit by three protesters who say they were roughed up by his supporters at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky. They argued that Trump didn’t intend for his supporters to use force.

Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump’s command. Much of it was captured on video and widely broadcast during the campaign, showing Trump pointing at the protesters and repeating “get them out.”

Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled Friday that the suit against Trump, his campaign and three of his supporters can proceed. Hale found ample facts supporting allegations that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s actions, and noted that the Supreme Court has ruled out constitutional protections for speech that incites violence.

“It is plausible that Trump’s direction to ‘get ‘em out of here’ advocated the use of force,” the judge wrote. “It was an order, an instruction, a command.”

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calochortus  Apr 2, 2017 • 8:59:49am

re: #111 Big Beautiful Door

Without even reading the article, I bet the farmers were Trump supporters.

Of course they were. Just like the farmers here in CA who thought Trump would get rid of annoying regulations, but never thought he really meant he wanted to get rid of their undocumented workers.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:03:07am

re: #17 Joe Bacon

I remember that my local radio stations played that song twice an hour for weeks. If someone wanted to squeeze information out of me they’d just have to play that song.

They’d never get me to shut up. Anything but that! /mostly

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Skip Intro  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:07:37am

re: #36 teleskiguy

Yeah, I mean who could have seen this trainwreck coming? I hope the bump in income the media received from ignoring 40 years of warning signals about Trump was worth it to them.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:12:04am

re: #46 Targetpractice

It’s a pleasant change.

Best example I’ve seen recently is Aloy, the central character in Horizon Zero Dawn.

In fact the whole game is a refreshingly original piece of work.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:15:01am

re: #47 wheat-dogg

Yeah. Tarr and the other creators went for the practical, not the sexy side of costumed crime-fighting. Though I still think capes, while showy, are a design flaw.

No capes!!!!!!!

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stpaulbear  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:16:48am

re: #124 Romantic Heretic

I remember that my local radio stations played that song twice an hour for weeks. If someone wanted to squeeze information out of me they’d just have to play that song.

They’d never get me to shut up. Anything but that! /mostly

Same situation in the twin cities. You couldn’t get away from that awful song.

The Recording Academy should have known better then to deposit a Best New Artist tag on the Starlanders: By the time the ‘77 Grammys rolled around, “Delight” was a year old, and the group’s next two singles had already stiffed. To be fair, that year’s llst of nominees had other One-Hitters — a pretty great one (Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band) and a less great one (Wild Cherry). Unsurprisingly, “Cherchez la Femme” and “Play That Funky Music” have stood the test of time much better than “Afternoon Delight,” and fellow nominees the Brothers Johnson and Boston undoubtedly deserved the prize more. Nivert summarized the legacy of their booby prize in an interview for a VH1 “One Hit Wonders” countdown: “We got two of the five Grammys [we were up for] — one was Best New Artist, so that was basically the kiss of death, and I feel sorry for everyone who’s gotten it since.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:21:23am

re: #123 calochortus

Of course they were. Just like the farmers here in CA who thought Trump would get rid of annoying regulations, but never thought he really meant he wanted to get rid of their undocumented workers.

Like all the most recent “Outsiders” who have done well, people frustrated with Government write their own desires onto the candidate. I mean, how many people remember that Perot was promising a BIG tax hike, including a 50 cent/gallon gas tax? No, they imputed to him what they wanted done.

Same with Trump. He said so many things - all bullshit - that his supporters just assumed he only meant to do the ones they wanted.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:23:47am

re: #95 Anymouse

I’m certainly wondering whether Dr. Stein was just a useful idiot in all this, or actively colluding.

On the other hand, if you give the GOP an out, they’ll go all-in on investigating Dr. Stein to take the heat off investigating Mr. Trump.

There is no doubt in my mind that when the RepubliKKKlan’s backs are against the wall that they will deflect to blaming Jill Stein and the Greens.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:30:53am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hale was an Obama appointee, so we can expect the usual BS about activist judges and the Obama shadow government soon.

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:33:24am

re: #129 Blind Frog Belly White

Minor clarification:

Same with Trump. He said so many things - all bullshit - that his supporters just assumed he only meant to do the ones they wanted done to other people..

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harlequinade  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:43:24am

re: #126 Romantic Heretic

One of my students was artist on that game. And while I taught her game design, I’m still counting her as one of mine :)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:47:38am

re: #132 Jay C

Minor clarification:

There is that.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:47:54am

Sounds like a heavy rainstorm. In fact, it’s the 12” of snow we got Friday and yesterday melting off the eaves and trees.

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:49:17am
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ObserverArt  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:51:03am

Saw this while checking my ATT email account which uses yahoo.com (Yuck!)

Probably a meaningless and futile effort, but maybe it stirs up more and more calls like this. I’m sure the Republicans will be rolling their eyes when they see the list of the cities involved in similar calls. Yeah…very liberal. But try anything…maybe something will stick.

Yahoo News - Massachusetts city council to vote on Trump impeachment resolution

Massachusetts city council to vote on Trump impeachment resolution

A Massachusetts city is joining a handful of other municipalities across the country in calling for an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump based on alleged conflicts of interest.

During its Monday meeting, Cambridge City Council is slated to vote on a resolution calling for the U.S. House of Representatives to begin such an investigation.

The resolution — which is largely symbolic — follows similar calls to action by other city councils, including Richmond, Virginia; Berkeley, California,; and Alameda, California.

But as ABC News previously reported, in a resignation letter dated Jan. 19 — the day before his inauguration — Trump wrote, “I, Donald Trump, hereby resign from each and every office and position I hold in the entities listed.” More than 400 entities were listed in the 19-page document.

Trump’s lawyers have also previously said that all potential conflicts of interest have been ironed out.

The resolution is being sponsored by Cambridge vice mayor Marc McGovern, councilor Jan Devereux and councilor Leland Cheung, according to the policy order posted on the city’s website.

The resolution states, “That the City Council call upon the United States House of Representatives to support a resolution authorizing and directing the House Committee on the Judiciary to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, including but not limited to the violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.”

It continues, “On January 11, 2017, nine days before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump announced a plan that would, if carried out, remove him from day-to-day operations of his businesses, but not eliminate any of the ongoing flow of emoluments from foreign governments, state governments, or the United States government; and on January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office and became President of the United States.”

The resolution further argues, “From the moment he took office, President Trump was in violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution.”

In attempting to justify its claim that Trump violated the aforementioned clauses, the resolution argues, “On January 11, 2017, nine days before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump announced a plan that would, if carried out, remove him from day-to-day operations of his businesses, but not eliminate any of the ongoing flow of emoluments from foreign governments, state governments, or the United States government.”

Such alleged violations, argues the resolution, “undermine the integrity of the Presidency, corruptly advance the personal wealth of the President, and violate the public trust.”

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electrotek  Apr 2, 2017 • 9:54:17am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:00:42am

re: #138 electrotek

Well, let’s not forget about the 1953 Iranian coup d’état and the unfortunate issues which were caused by the White Revolution.…..

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Joe Bacon  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:05:08am

re: #109 mmmirele

But no, the legislature has moved on to thinking of ways how people “affected by pornography” can sue the producers of porn and not dealing with Utah’s high suicide rate, because, well, dealing with it involves discussing all causes, including the fact that the largest religion in the state has made it clear that it doesn’t want LGBTQ people OR their children as members, or even blessed in church.

(For information on this, you can Google “mormon November policy” and make up your own mind.)

Now let’s sit back and see what happens when people get a hold of the internet logs of Republican Mormon legislators in Utah. Those boys are going to have a lot of explaining to do when their Pornhub viewing habits are publicized!

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KGxvi  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:06:01am

Another victory for the rule of law and setback for 45:

Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled Friday that the suit against Trump, his campaign and three of his supporters can proceed. Hale found ample facts supporting allegations that the protesters’ injuries were a “direct and proximate result” of Trump’s actions, and noted that the Supreme Court has ruled out constitutional protections for speech that incites violence.

This goes back to one of the times Trump was telling his supporters to get protesters out of the rally and they got roughed up. Also from the article:

Heimbach, for his part, sought to dismiss the lawsuit’s discussion of his association with a white nationalist group and of statements he made about how Trump could advance the group’s interests. The judge declined, saying such information could be important context when determining punitive damages.

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electrotek  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:06:21am

Homophobic Muslims piss me off, especially those living in the West:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:11:51am
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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:13:25am
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Skip Intro  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:16:35am

re: #143 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s ok. Trump’s kid doesn’t need the assistance.

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KGxvi  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:21:18am

Since I was in high school, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, I’ve been hearing rumblings (off and on) that the GOP coalition was going to fall apart. It’s only taken 25 years, but it seems to be happening… because of Trump:

My favorite reaction to the tweet (trigger warning: links to Politico):

“Look at the official photo on this page. Read the Hatch Act and fire this man NOW. Someone call OSC,” Richard Painter, a former ethics attorney in the George W. Bush White House, wrote on Twitter, referring to the Office of Special Counsel, the independent agency charged with monitoring and enforcing the law.

I swear there isn’t more than 30 collective political IQ points in the entire elected/appointed GOP Washington corps right now.

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KGxvi  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:22:04am

re: #145 Skip Intro

That’s ok. Trump’s kid doesn’t need the assistance.

I was going to make the “he just wants you to be aware of autism, not do anything about it” joke, but could come up with anything that really worked.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:22:18am

re: #144 Nyet

Report: Chechnya police arrest 100 alleged gays, 3 killed

Pence sends this story to Trump: “Please
make this happen soon.”

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electrotek  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:22:49am

re: #144 Nyet

Report: Chechnya police arrest 100 alleged gays, 3 killed

Pro-Russian Trump supporters shouldn’t have a problem with this, since Kadyrov is a Putin lackey after all.

Disgusting.

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Skip Intro  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:23:58am

re: #149 electrotek

Pro-Russian Trump supporters shouldn’t have a problem with this, since Kadyrov is a Putin lackey after all.

Disgusting.

Log cabin Republicans won’t have any problem with it either. “Go Team!!!”.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:26:33am

re: #133 harlequinade

Tell her she did an outstanding job. That game is wonderful.

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:28:24am

Eat more chicken!

Imgur

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:28:27am

re: #149 electrotek

Pro-Russian Trump supporters shouldn’t have a problem with this, since Kadyrov is a Putin lackey after all.

Disgusting.

You should have seen the official comments that followed the story.

meduza.io

Kheda Saratova, member of the Council on Human Rights under the President of Chechnya said that she wouldn’t even take a look at any complaint about killing of gays if she even received one, and fully defended killing of gays by their families and hushing things up. Alvi Karimov, Kadyrov’s spokesman, said that even if there were gays in Chechnya, there wouldn’t be any anyway because their families would send them “to the address from which there is no return”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:31:05am

re: #153 Nyet

Ugh. Sounds like a Bryan Fischer wet dream.

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:31:43am

re: #154 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh. Sounds like a Bryan Fischer wet dream.

But Putin has allegedly defeated Islamists and stuff.

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electrotek  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:32:00am

re: #153 Nyet

You should have seen the official comments that followed the story.

meduza.io

Kheda Saratova, member of the Council on Human Rights under the President of Chechnya said that she wouldn’t even take a look at any complaint about killing of gays if she even received one, and fully defended killing of gays by their families and hushing things up. Alvi Karimov, Kadyrov’s spokesman, said that even if there were gays in Chechnya, there wouldn’t be any anyway because their families would send them “to the address from which there is no return”.

Seems like whether they are Christian or Muslim, the Caucasus will continue to remain a backward and decadent region for decades to come.

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electrotek  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:32:37am

re: #155 Nyet

But Putin has allegedly defeated Islamists and stuff.

Even though Putin never uttered the words “radical Islam”.

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harlequinade  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:33:33am

re: #151 Romantic Heretic

Gladly :D

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:36:14am

You know who is to blame for the Nazis spreading fake Talmud quotes?

That’s right.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:37:33am

re: #156 electrotek

Seems like whether they are Christian or Muslim, the Caucasus will continue to remain a backward and decadent region for decades to come.

And just think, white people everywhere are named after them.

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:44:34am

re: #160 The Vicious Babushka

And just think, white people everywhere are named after them.

Only in English.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:47:35am

re: #161 Nyet

Only in English.

Yeah, but that’s the only REAL language. That’s why you can get non-English speakers to understand by SHOUTING AT THEM!!!
////////

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:48:49am

re: #162 Blind Frog Belly White

Yeah, but that’s the only REAL language. That’s why you can get non-English speakers to understand by SHOUTING AT THEM!!!
////////

:D

It was good enough for Moses.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:48:55am

Okay, quick question - am I the only one here who sees a spider rapelling down the window, and thinks, “Aw, cute!”

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:49:34am

re: #164 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, quick question - am I the only one here who sees a spider rapelling down the window, and thinks, “Aw, cute!”

Depends on the size of the spider…

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:52:52am

re: #164 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, quick question - am I the only one here who sees a spider rapelling down the window, and thinks, “Aw, cute!”

Depends on the spider. If it’s one of those little jumping spiders, sure, that’s cute.

A black widow…….eh, not so much.

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451_Montag  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:52:59am

re: #164 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, quick question - am I the only one here who sees a spider rapelling down the window, and thinks, “Aw, cute!”

On the same side of the window as me?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 2, 2017 • 10:59:13am

re: #164 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, quick question - am I the only one here who sees a spider rapelling down the window, and thinks, “Aw, cute!”

Like this one? (Outside a window at brother’s house in Austin. It was hanging out between the window and web)

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:00:40am

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

Is it as big as I think it is?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:02:12am

re: #169 Nyet

It was big but not YUGE.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:16:44am
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Jay C  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:21:10am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, but isn’t that design in the public domain by now?

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William Lewis  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:24:52am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

Were I on twitter…

“God created everything - gay & straight as well - which is why she gave us the Rainbow in recognition of infinite diversity in infinite combinations. Galatians 3:28”

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:26:48am

re: #173 William Lewis

Amen. Also appreciate the “she” instead of “he.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:27:49am

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

Like this one? (Outside a window at brother’s house in Austin. It was hanging out between the window and web)

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Orb Weaver? Yeah, we get those every fall. Only web strong enough that when you walk into one, and recoil in horror, it peels off our face and remains intact!

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William Lewis  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:28:23am

re: #174 PhillyPretzel

Amen. Also appreciate the “she” instead of “he.”

God is not limited by our notions of gender. I often mix and match to remind people of that. It can freak out even a very liberal congregation the first time they hear it in a sermon ;)

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:29:53am

re: #176 William Lewis

It would surprise many people.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:31:39am

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

Okay, Bryan - so before Noah, sunlight was only one wavelength? Or was it that water didn’t refract light?

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:32:40am

re: #178 Blind Frog Belly White

He skipped science class so he could go and take more bible courses. /half

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:32:47am

re: #176 William Lewis

God is not limited by our notions of gender. I often mix and match to remind people of that. It can freak out even a very liberal congregation the first time they hear it in a sermon ;)

Oddly enough, I think a lot of people are more startled when I refer to their god as ‘it’.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:36:14am

In Louisville right now:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:36:31am

re: #108 nines09

I thought April Fools Day was yesterday? Oh. Wait….nevermind…

Kansas House votes to condemn porn

I would pay good money to see the browser histories of the Kansas reps who voted for that resolution

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:37:38am

re: #182 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I would pay good money to see the browser histories of the Kansas reps who voted for that resolution

They voted with one hand. /

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:42:31am

Counterfactual bullshit. “We’re just doing what we’d like to believe they would have done, for which we have no evidence.”

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Nyet  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:44:41am

re: #185 Blind Frog Belly White

Counterfactual bullshit. “We’re just doing what we’d like to believe they would have done, for which we have no evidence.”

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OK, since the Rs would have filibustered the D nominee, the Ds should filibuster Gorsuch. Amirite or amirite?

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ObserverArt  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:45:03am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

more Louisville:

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Susan Sarandon would be so impressed with the people in the streets of Louisville showing they have awakened!

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allegro  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:47:49am

I gots li’l baby tomatoes! Whee!!!

Yes, I am easily amused.

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allegro  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:56:36am

Who knew a thread could be murdered by baby tomatoes?

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ObserverArt  Apr 2, 2017 • 11:57:24am

re: #189 allegro

Who knew a thread could be murdered by baby tomatoes?

Oh no! Killer Baby Tomatoes!!!

They are breeding…

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BigPapa  Apr 2, 2017 • 12:23:30pm

re: #189 allegro

Who knew a thread could be murdered by baby tomatoes?

The more you know.


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