Hilarious! Bad Lip Reading Does “The Force Awakens” (Featuring Mark Hamill as Han Solo)

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In this very special installment of Bad Lip Reading, Han (voiced by Mark Hamill) struggles with a language barrier. Jessica DiCicco guests as the voice of Rey. Be sure to also check out Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest! First episode here: https://youtu.be/SrEqrD_qEzQ

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:09:56pm

It’s Rocket Raccoon’s world now, we just live in it.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:10:30pm

The Real World: Trump Edition

This is pretty good. Pretty much a more erudite version my point about verisimilitude as opposed to veracity.

The one thing I feel is missed is that the fuel of “reality” television is the engagement of the viewer’s ego. It’s not just about the spectacle, it’s about aligning oneself within the spectacle and thus reinforcing one’s notion of identity; thus the weird “family values” porn, the shows built for hate-watching and mocking the subjects. A big part of the Trump phenomenon is that his voters feel so intensely participant, even when they are passive: his victories are theirs (such that they will make up victories and gild failures), his “enemies” are theirs in a direct visceral manner.

The mistake underneath Debourd’s Society of the Spectacle is that he can’t conceive that people participate because they actually want to connect with other people…even “famous” people they don’t know, will never know…because their sense of self is weak (in no small part because the cultural understanding of the “self” is basically taken for granted as something atomic). And I’d argue that this is the niche that reality television—and the current spectacle-driven derp-and-circuses politics—fills. It completes people, cramming cheap filler into an existential gap.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:13:43pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:17:04pm
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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:21:45pm

When you bomb an empty Syrian AFB you really need to have your Commerce Secretary in the makeshift country club situation room.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:22:42pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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Neilsen rating modems?

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:23:42pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:23:44pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Buzzers for the lightning round?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:23:50pm

re: #6 b.d.

Neilsen rating modems?

“Keep firing, boys, we need 5 more rating points.”

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:24:34pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:25:33pm

Posted lead tweet of thread downstairs

- We knew Russians were at Shayrat airbase b/c they co-operated all aspects of Syrian air power/strikes, guide much of Syria’s campaign /2

- Which means Russia knew about the sarin attack, the same way they have known about all the Syrian barrel bombs and chlorine attacks /3

- There is no Syrian army anymore. There are Russian commanders and Iranian/Hezbollah ground forces. So fill in the blanks. /4

- The Kremlin and its generals understand the usefulness of fear, of massive demographic engineering, in the weaponization of migration /5

- And also the usefulness of destabilizing the region in order to achieve specific gains. Remember: chaos is sometimes the Kremlin strategy /6

- Russia also has the expertise in precision munitions. /7

- Russia was warned of strike and did not counter it.
At that moment, the Kremlin had a choice.
They could have thrown Assad under bus /8

- They didn’t. Instead, the Kremlin made up stories about how Assad was not responsible. Conspiracies about “provocation” etc /9

- Made their choice. By covering for Assad, blaming US, they have no further opportunities to deny their sins. We shouldn’t do it for them /10

- Russia is thus complicit in use of sarin gas agst civilians. They allowed US to bomb base b/c they view it as narrative pivot they need /11

- Kremlin increasingly concerned that Trump is constrained by investigations and new anti-Putin sentiments. That means two options /12

- Force your opponent to work harder for the deal; or else return to the narrative of America as “the main opponent.” /13

- Either is a win for Putin.
Narrative machines at full churn.
Bombing Syria once was not establishing a position of strength. /14

- Without a policy ON RUSSIA, not Syria, Tillerson still heads to Moscow on a position of weakness. /end

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:25:58pm
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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:26:17pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

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So the photo op, that they took the effort to tell everybody was edited for security reasons, is showing some classified hardware front and center?

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:26:33pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:27:17pm

re: #13 b.d.

So the photo op, that they took the effort to tell everybody was edited for security reasons, is showing some classified hardware front and center?

Well, maybe but…

OMG!! THEY’VE GOT LITTLE BOXES!! ALL CONNECTED TO A BIG BOX!!!

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:29:24pm

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, maybe but…

OMG!! THEY’VE GOT LITTLE BOXES!! ALL CONNECTED TO A BIG BOX!!!

It is obviously some advanced Twittering device not yet made available to the public…

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:30:22pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:31:14pm

But now, it’s the best thing since sliced fucking bread.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:35:52pm

re: #18 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, I still hold the same opinion - ambivalent.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:35:56pm
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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:37:30pm

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KGxvi  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:42:54pm

re: #18 Blind Frog Belly White

Have we seen any polling yet on this particular misadventure?

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bratwurst  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:46:23pm

Wow!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:46:58pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:48:02pm

re: #21 De Kolta Chair

Ol’ Gerry owned a home in Beaver Creek, CO right underneath one of the chairlifts not far from where I grew up, he was one of the first buyers when the ski area opened in 1980. I’d see him skiing occasionally at Beaver Creek and Vail. Has a bunch of stuff named after him around here. The interstate highway through the county, an amphitheater, couple of ski runs, the biggest ballroom in Beaver Creek. A garden near the amphitheater is named after his wife Betty.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:48:52pm

re: #23 bratwurst

Lush Rimbaugh redux and loving every unsponsored minute of it.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:49:17pm

re: #23 bratwurst

Wow!

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From the Murdoch perspective, O’Reilly is public service broadcasting.

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:49:19pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:49:58pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

We’ve reached the points where the media and pundits are primarily concerned with evaluating not what happened, but how it looked. Because they’re performers critiquing another performance. Many of them aren’t even educated or informed enough to look at events in other terms.

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whitebeach  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:51:33pm

Besides injecting adrenaline directly into the coding heart of Trump’s poll numbers, the bump in oil prices caused by the attack means billions of dollars in income for the forewarned Russians (not to mention the SoS’s former company and whatever oil stocks he and Trump and other administration billionaires may hold). It’s a win-win thing, unless of course you happen to be an actual Syrian civilian, especially a refugee.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:52:28pm

“…A National Rifle Association employee accidentally negligently shot himself while doing firearms training at the organization’s headquarters, according to police.

The 46-year-old man’s pistol accidentally negligently discharged Thursday afternoon as he holstered the gun in Fairfax County, Virginia, police said.

The accidental negligent shooting happened at the NRA’s National Firearms Museum at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax.

The employee suffered a minor wound to his lower body and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

Officers worked with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and no charges are expected, according to police.

News4 has reached out to the NRA for comment, but has not received an immediate response….”

Fixed That For Them…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:52:31pm

re: #30 whitebeach

Gas prices jumped about 5 cents/gallon overnight here.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:53:53pm

re: #31 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, I don’t really think I want this guy to train me…

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:55:36pm

re: #29 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

We’ve reached the points where the media and pundits are primarily concerned with evaluating not what happened, but how it looked. Because they’re performers critiquing another performance. Many of them aren’t even educated or informed enough to look at events in other terms.

Exactly right. This is the sort of conscienceless idiocy that makes me want to gargle Drano. This is deadly serious stuff and they treat it like a ratings game.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:58:14pm

re: #24 Charles Johnson

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I’ll go with this explanation:

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bratwurst  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:58:26pm

Something tells me I won’t like whatever change he’s talking about.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:01:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:05:31pm

re: #37 FormerDirtDart

Double standard toting assholes.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:07:25pm

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:08:06pm

Unfortunately, this also happened…

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:09:14pm

re: #39 De Kolta Chair

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Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:10:37pm
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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:11:04pm

Hope all lizards are holding up ok. I feel a little sea sick.

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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:11:28pm

re: #42 Decatur Deb

Thanks!

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:15:29pm

Three beers in this evening, this amuses me…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:16:36pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

Three beers in this evening, this amuses me…

Scientists are promising earthlings that the space rock will not smash into the Earth and kill everyone

SMOD fails again.

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steve_davis  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:16:46pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

i hate to get all machiavellian here, but this is one of those moments when you do NOT under any circumstances, tell the Russians you are initiating bombing, then you bomb the shit out of the airfield. Dead Russians? “We regret that there were Russians at the airfield. We had been assured by the Russians that there were no Russian forces cooperating with the Assad regime in its chemical weapons attack against civilians. We took them at their word.” Sadly, the last guy could have pulled that off. This guy, not so much.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:18:45pm

The great thing about this news story this week was how it was pretty much taken for granted:

Brig. Gen. Select Kristin Goodwin will be moving to Colorado Springs soon to be installed as the commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy. And she’ll be moving here with her wife and two children.

This may be the first time I’ve saluted an officer since Grant refused to accept Lee’s sword at Appomattox Court House.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:20:51pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

The great thing about this news story this week was how it was pretty much taken for granted:

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Welcome to Colorado Springs, General. What is your home church?

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TedStriker  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:21:30pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

The great thing about this news story this week was how it was pretty much taken for granted:

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Needless to say, I bet the Christo-Zoomies are fuming.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:22:07pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

The great thing about this news story this week was how it was pretty much taken for granted:

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That is going to freak the shit out of the overwhelmingly conservative Christian fundamentalist culture within the Air Force Academy and Colorado Springs.

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gwangung  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:22:19pm

re: #50 TedStriker

Needless to say, I bet the Christo-Zoomies are fuming.

Yup…they have been…demanding that she be replaced immediately….

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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:22:45pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

Widening horizons, hopefully.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:27:21pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

The great thing about this news story this week was how it was pretty much taken for granted:

Brig. Gen. Select Kristin Goodwin will be moving to Colorado Springs soon to be installed as the commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy. And she’ll be moving here with her wife and two children.

Group Files IG Complaint Over Blog on Incoming Academy Commandant

“…An advocacy group has filed an official complaint with the Defense Department’s Inspector General’s Office to investigate a blog, christianfighterpilot.com, and potentially bring corrective action against its alleged owner, Air Force Lt. Col. Jonathan C. Dowty.

Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said his organization — which believes the blog to be in violation of Air Force standards and the Uniform Code of Military Justice — is seeking a full investigation after the blog published a piece insinuating incoming Air Force Academy commandant of cadets Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin may have lied to join the service….”

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:28:43pm

re: #50 TedStriker

Needless to say, I bet the Christo-Zoomies are fuming.

Let them. I’ll care what they think when they actually begin to follow what Christ Jesus said to do.

In the meantime, it’s also a good thing to see a bomber pilot in that job rather than yet another fighter jock.

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:29:18pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 leak? If so, definitely not from NSA or CIA.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:29:37pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

Is this a punishment posting for her? I fear for her family.

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TedStriker  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:32:47pm

re: #55 William Lewis

Let them. I’ll care what they think when they actually begin to follow what Christ Jesus said to do.

In the meantime, it’s also a good thing to see a bomber pilot in that job rather than yet another fighter jock.

It would have been even sweeter, in one sense, had she been an A-10 jock.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:33:37pm

lol, maybe they could fire missles at each other?

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Decatur Deb  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:34:17pm

re: #57 Skip Intro

Is this a punishment posting for her? I fear for her family.

Commandant of Cadets is very far up the food chain. RE Lee was Commandant at West Point.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:34:49pm

So #FireKushner is the number one trending topic on Twitter right now. Did he say a bad thing about Bannon? Why is the alt-right so sensitive right now? Didn’t their hero just bomb a bunch of brown people last night?

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MsJ  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:35:03pm

re: #59 b.d.

lol, maybe they could fire missles at each other?

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Is it too much to ask that they bury the hatchets in each other’s feeble minds?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:35:29pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:38:43pm

re: #61 darthstar

Curvature of reality to match lunacy.

(They’ve decided that Kushner is behind Bannon being off the NSC; they’re also speculating that he pushed for the strike in Syria. Alex Jones is selling the latter…maybe that’s boosting the notion.)

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A Cranky One  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:38:56pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

My dogs did that all the time, until I got them some food that leaves them less gassy.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:39:38pm

re: #61 darthstar

So #FireKushner is the number one trending topic on Twitter right now. Did he say a bad thing about Bannon? Why is the alt-right so sensitive right now? Didn’t their hero just bomb a bunch of brown people last night?

He bombed a bunch of non-Muslim brown people that the alt-right see as the defenders of Christians in Syria. That’s why the alt-right is pissed. The Kusher vs. Bannon conflict also plays into this in terms of Kushner being Jewish and Bannon being one of the alt-right’s anti-semitic homeboys.

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MsJ  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:41:40pm

re: #64 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Curvature of reality to match lunacy.

(They’ve decided that Kushner is behind Bannon being off the NSC; they’re also speculating that he pushed for the strike in Syria. Alex Jones is selling the latter…maybe that’s boosting the notion.)

And he’s a “globalist” which is code for being an icky jewy Jew. They hate that he apparently holds more sway with Trump than Bannon does (at the moment, at least).

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:45:00pm

re: #2 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The mistake underneath Debourd’s Society of the Spectacle

Hey - is that my copy? It went missing in college before I finished reading it.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:48:17pm

re: #66 goddamnedfrank

He bombed a bunch of non-Muslim brown people that the alt-right see as the defenders of Christians in Syria. That’s why the alt-right is pissed. The Kusher vs. Bannon conflict also plays into this in terms of Kushner being Jewish and Bannon being one of the alt-right’s anti-semitic homeboys.

Good. I’m glad Trump can’t win for losing. Stupid fucker. I hope his base is always pissed off at him. I don’t want him to get any points mileage out of launching senseless strikes. The media will rally around him because PATRIOTISM! and it’ll be pathetic. We need this fucker to not feel comfortable doing anything.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:48:30pm

re: #59 b.d.

lol, maybe they could fire missles at each other?

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The awesome thing about this is that both men are ridiculous cock-goblins absolutely toxic and antithetical to Trump’s long term prospects for success. Bannon is a rage filled racist piece of trash whose entire goal is to scorch and then salt the earth of government. Kushner on the other hand is a ridiculous nepotistic poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect, an oblivious dilettante playing around in very serious policy areas lightyears beyond any plausible mental acumen, skill, experience or expertise he might possibly bring to bear.

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:51:07pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

Has anyone heard Kushner say anything? I haven’t seen his lips move. Makes me think of Chauncey Gardiner…

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:51:15pm

re: #62 MsJ

Is it too much to ask that they bury the hatchets in each other’s feeble minds?

Bannon needs to marry Trump’s other daughter stat. I imagine that’s exactly what Trump told him while overseeing the meeting.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:52:03pm

re: #71 retired cynic

Has anyone heard Kushner say anything? I haven’t seen his lips move. Makes me think of Chauncey Gardiner…

I’ve been asking that for weeks. I’m going to start calling him Harpo.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:52:56pm

re: #73 Skip Intro

I’ve been asking that for weeks. I’m going to start calling him Harpo.

Harpo was funny

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:53:41pm

re: #74 I Would Prefer Not To

Harpo was funny

Maybe Jared could carry a big bulb horn around.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 6:57:18pm

re: #36 bratwurst

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Something tells me I won’t like whatever change he’s talking about.

Roger is going to cosplay as Jessica Rabbit.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:01:54pm

re: #76 Belafon

Roger is going to cosplay as Jessica Rabbit.

OOoookay. Where did I put the 151 rum… ?

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:06:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:08:50pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

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Your “I really can not be bothered anymore” dog of the day:

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Cheechako  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:09:36pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

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Well, that one photo of a hole (if it’s an actual on-site photo) shows a very small hole in the concrete. Were the missiles armed?

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:10:24pm

re: #12 gocart mozart

I’ve been wondering what the troops were thinking while they were firing off millions of dollars worth of weapons that they probably knew wouldn’t be effective against their target.

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TedStriker  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:10:42pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

The awesome thing about this is that both men are ridiculous cock-goblins absolutely toxic and antithetical to Trump’s long term prospects for success. Bannon is a rage filled racist piece of trash whose entire goal is to scorch and then salt the earth of government. Kushner on the other hand is a ridiculous nepotistic poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect, an oblivious dilettante playing around in very serious policy areas lightyears beyond any plausible mental acumen, skill, experience or expertise he might possibly bring to bear.

IOW, Kushner is Fredo Corleone.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:15:40pm

Manhunt is underway for gun-store robbery suspect who sent manifesto to Trump

“…Police today also released a social media video that they said depicts Jakubowski’s sending a package to Trump. Spoden said police had found a 161-page manifesto that Jakubowski had allegedly written and sent to Trump Tuesday at the White House.

“When you look at his document that he wrote, it’s really a long list of injustices he believes the government and society and the upper class have put forward onto the rest of the citizens, so there’s really nothing specific where he’s saying, ‘I was wronged in this way’ or ‘I was wronged in that way,’” Spoden said. “It’s just an overview that he feels that government and law enforcement, in particular, are acting as terrorists and enslaving the people and creating this environment that he finds unacceptable.”

In communications prior to his disappearance, Jakubowski also allegedly made reference to his dying by the hand of Trump and expressed a desire to save everyone by taking out one politician at a time….”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:16:52pm

re: #74 I Would Prefer Not To

Harpo was funny

and very cute

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:19:30pm

What was the definition of insanity again?

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:20:51pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

What was the definition of insanity again?

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That one’s as sharp as a bowling ball.

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jeffreyw  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:28:42pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart

In communications prior to his disappearance, Jakubowski also allegedly made reference to his dying by the hand of Trump and expressed a desire to save everyone by taking out one politician at a time….”

So…a kickstarter?

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:31:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:33:55pm
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Citizen K  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:37:21pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

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I’m really curious, just what is ‘progressive’ about her exactly, outside of Sanders’ seal of approval?

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:40:47pm

re: #90 Citizen K

I have come to a point in my thinking where that would rather indicate the opposite.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:40:58pm
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Citizen K  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:43:02pm

re: #91 retired cynic

I have come to a point in my thinking where that would rather indicate the opposite.

It’s baffling to me, considering Sanders’ own politics seem plenty progressive, just the execution being self-sabotaging and increasingly, aggressively exclusionary.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:44:58pm

I’m sure this has been posted already based on the #’s, but I just saw it so

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:49:43pm

re: #88 teleskiguy

It sure would be nice if the American media put Asshole Alex in his place the way the BBC did!

Alex Jones goes nuts on the BBC and host calls him an idiot & ‘worst person ever interviewed’

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:53:31pm

re: #78 teleskiguy

That’s what we get for removing our special Tomahawk’s that were tipped with the W80’s…..

Now THAT would have sent a message…..

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Cheechako  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:59:41pm

It’s very oblivious trump and the trumpetts are very insecure in their Oval Office digs. Everything they do has to be shown as to how much better they are compared to the previous Oval Office occupant. Just about every statement, tweet, or news conference has a comparison as to how much better they are compared to President Obama. For an example just look at the photos of the two “war rooms”. It’s just saying “see we are just as tough as the other guy”. But notice the only military person in trumps photo is the door guard. trump seems to be operating without any career military advisors. No wonder trump’s vanity war-far missions are such failures.

All day I’ve had an ear-worm song buzzing between my ears. I just remembered the title.
It’s from the musical Annie Get Your Guns and goes like this:

Anything you can do,
I can do better
I can do anything
Better than you.
No, you can’t.
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can,
Yes, I can!
Anything you can be
I can be greater.
Sooner or later,
I’m greater than you.
No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re NOT!. Yes, I am.
Yes, I am!

And the true answer to trump is: NO YOU CAN’T

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:06:08pm

re: #92 b.d.

Doggo looks more serious and thoughtful than the current regime!

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:08:22pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart

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Manhunt is underway for gun-store robbery suspect who sent manifesto to Trump

The best (worst) part is the gun shop he robbed was the Armageddon Gun Store.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:10:46pm

re: #94 Stanley Sea

I’m sure this has been posted already based on the #’s, but I just saw it so

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Well, he has said that only fat people drink Diet Coke—-while drinking a Diet Coke.

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:11:30pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart

Hopefully the authorities catch this nutburger long before he gets anywhere close to Trump. Assassination or even attempted assassination is much too good for Trump.

I want the accumulated weight of Trump’s incompetence and corruption to break through the GOP’s solid neutronium ‘party above country’ blast shields and force impeachment and conviction of POTUS* Trump.

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:14:07pm

re: #100 BeachDem

Well, he has said that only fat people drink Diet Coke—-while drinking a Diet Coke.

That’s a partial truth from Trump. Alert the media!!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:15:51pm

ROTFLMAO!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:21:23pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:30:55pm

Regarding the repeated ‘Was this the pivot?/Today he became President’ declarations by the newsmedia…

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:34:14pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

Bannon needs to marry Trump’s other daughter stat. I imagine that’s exactly what Trump told him while overseeing the meeting.

I imagine the mere thought of that would make Tiffany vomit.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:34:26pm

Largely true, but Trump and Bannon’s antics did make it pretty funny.

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:35:54pm

re: #106 Big Beautiful Door

I imagine the mere thought of that would make Tiffany vomit.

She wouldn’t be the only one! The country might sink beneath the waves of it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:38:27pm

jeebus…it’s like days of old where the very young children of the obscenely wealthy were expected to perform for the dinner guests…

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:38:43pm

re: #102 EPR-radar

That’s a partial truth from Trump. Alert the media!!

It’s better with visuals:

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:39:04pm

re: #97 Cheechako

And the true answer to trump is: NO YOU CAN’T

Yup!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:39:18pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

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You can oppose war with Syria and think Gabbard is an idiot.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:40:07pm

re: #110 BeachDem

It’s better with visuals:

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He is fat and the last person that should be rating anybody’s looks.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:41:48pm

re: #110 BeachDem

Gosh, I just wonder what his cholesterol count is…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:42:09pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

You can oppose war with Syria and think Gabbard is an idiot.

NO! THERE ARE ONLY TWO POSSIBILITIES!!

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:42:51pm

59,000 lbs of high explosives.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:44:52pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

He is fat and the last person that should be rating anybody’s looks.

But he’s a white, rich guy, so it’s okay.
/wish I were…

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:45:00pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…it’s like days of old where the very young children of the obscenely wealthy were expected to perform for the dinner guests…

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I believe the term is painful. (And embarrassing works. And obnoxious. And sickening. I could go on…)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:45:29pm

What they were REALLY doing…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:45:43pm

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
A nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.
Woo-woo-woo!

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:48:26pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’s what we get for removing our special Tomahawk’s that were tipped with the W80’s…..

Now THAT would have sent a message…..

Don’t give ‘em any ideas.

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:49:21pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’s what we get for removing our special Tomahawk’s that were tipped with the W80’s…..

Now THAT would have sent a message…..

They’d still have managed to miss the base.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:49:28pm

re: #119 Joe Bacon

What they were REALLY doing…

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Well, I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down those stairs

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you Jared

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:49:54pm

re: #121 Anymouse

Don’t give ‘em any ideas.

Based on the lack of damage, they appear to have been tipped with M80s.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:50:17pm

re: #108 retired cynic

She wouldn’t be the only one! The country might sink beneath the waves of it!

Imagine Bannon’s pale, blotchy face flushed with lust, his bloated figures touching Tiffany’s skin as she closes her eyes and shudders … Bleeeah!

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:50:44pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

Based on the lack of damage, they appear to have been tipped with M80s.

I’m seriously questioning that we launched 59 of them.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:51:25pm

re: #100 BeachDem

Well, he has said that only fat people drink Diet Coke—-while drinking a Diet Coke.

I wasn’t aware I was fat. Although to be fair I also drink Coke Zero and Diet Vernors. /s

My scale is lying to me. That 120 is really kilogrammes, not pounds.

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:51:32pm

Because if we did, WTF did we hit???

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:52:37pm

re: #125 Big Beautiful Door

Imagine Bannon’s pale, blotchy face flushed with lust, his bloated figures touching Tiffany’s skin as she closes her eyes and shudders … Bleeeah!

Imagine the White House Wedding with Lee Greenwood singing Gawd Bless The USA as Trump walks his daughter down the aisle. And Ted Nugent sings Cat Scratch Fever at the end of the ceremony…

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:53:21pm

re: #129 Joe Bacon

No.

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Cheechako  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:53:31pm

re: #128 Varek Raith

Because if we did, WTF did we hit???

Hey, when you tell the target in advance, it’s going to be hard to hit anything.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:55:52pm

Whatever else one might think, this sure did a number of quite a few of Trump supporters. Check out David Duke’s TL.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:56:14pm
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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:56:20pm

re: #131 Cheechako

Hey, when you tell the target in advance, it’s going to be hard to hit anything.

Yep, just for show.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:57:03pm

re: #128 Varek Raith

Because if we did, WTF did we hit???

We didn’t hit much of anything, but we did launch the missiles.

Tomahawk cruise missiles are not good weapons to hit flat open spaces (like two-mile long runways). All it takes is a road crew to patch up the holes.

There is plenty of weapons porn today on the Navy’s Website: navy.mil of yesterday’s launch.

What would really work is the Matra Durandal, but that involves putting piloted aircraft over the target, and up against Syria’s anti-aircraft defences.

Named for a mythical medieval French sword, the Durandal is an anti-runway penetration bomb developed by the French company Matra (now MBDA), designed to destroy airport and airfield runways and exported to a number of countries worldwide. As a simple crater in a runway could be just filled in, the Durandal deliberately utilizes two explosions in order to displace the concrete slabs of a runway, damage that is far harder to repair.

(more at Wikipedia)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:57:16pm

re: #132 Nyet

Whatever else one might think, this sure did a number of quite a few of Trump supporters. Check out David Duke’s TL.

I’m sorry, I just can’t. Especially with Passover coming up on Monday night!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:59:25pm

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 8:59:28pm

re: #136 Joe Bacon

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:00:04pm

re: #96 Eric The Fruit Bat

That’s what we get for removing our special Tomahawk’s that were tipped with the W80’s…..

Now THAT would have sent a message…..

Boy, those photos are mind bending to me. You can tell a lot about the weapons design from the shape and scale from the people in it. Amazing what is declassified these days compared to when I was teaching myself the physics back in the early 80s.

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:00:13pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:00:21pm
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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:00:41pm

re: #138 Nyet

I’m not surprised. Please Hawaii, dump her and get a real Democrat in that seat!

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:01:19pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

Oh, gag! That ought to be behind tags, with an evil eye attached!

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:03:04pm

re: #125 Big Beautiful Door

no

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jaunte  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:05:42pm
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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:06:27pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

Their faces may not be a crime against humanity yet, but surely a crime against peace.

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JordanRules  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:09:29pm

re: #138 Nyet

Is that Kucinich?

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:10:04pm

re: #147 JordanRules

yup

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:10:11pm
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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:10:39pm

Hey, you wanted Trump, this what you get.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:10:42pm

re: #147 JordanRules

Is that Kucinich?

Yes. Yet another Fox sellout.

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:13:32pm

re: #149 Nyet

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What’s with this surprise from the right?
Morans.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:17:54pm

re: #137 Joe Bacon

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Probably by taking up a collection…..”Help out the oppressed norteamericanos, give all you can to the Trump impeachment fund.”
It would be huge, the best gofundme ever.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:19:07pm

re: #141 teleskiguy

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So where’s Curly?

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Brian J.  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:19:29pm

re: #152 Varek Raith

What’s with this surprise from the right?
Morans.

It’s not gonna matter in the long run, sadly. To paraphrase Captain and Tennille, hate will keep them together as long as external enemies (ie, any other humans) exist.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:21:38pm

re: #92 b.d.

I like the Firefly board game. That’s a lot of cards.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:22:04pm

re: #151 Joe Bacon

Yes. Yet another Fox sellout.

He has been just a little weird his whole time in political office. Being an Ohioan, I’ve been aware of him since the 70s when he was on the Cleveland City Council, tried a run as a U.S. Rep as a “wonderboy” politician, so new and energetic and then first ran for mayor of Cleveland. He’s been all over the place.

He does like the media, so not surprising he ended up at Fox.

I’ve never watched him there. Does he play a token liberal/Democrat…libertarian…what?

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De Kolta Chair  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:24:16pm

So, like with every GOP SCOTUS justice — but especially with Gorsuch — we’re just going to have to forget how their Senate sponsors twisted and turned age-old rules in their favor and that Gorsuch happily went along with it?

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:30:01pm

re: #157 ObserverArt

I’ve seen clips of Kucinich’s Fox shtick on Crooks & Liars—typical Fox left wing foil…

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:31:15pm

re: #159 Joe Bacon

I’ve seen clips of Kucinich’s Fox shtick on Crooks & Liars—typical Fox left wing foil…

Thanks. That figures. He would be good at the part.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:32:13pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…it’s like days of old where the very young children of the obscenely wealthy were expected to perform for the dinner guests…

It wasn’t just the obscenely wealthy. Many parents did that (my grandparents had me play organ for dinner guests). Parents in school plays and such are doing the same thing.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:35:54pm

re: #153 Shiplord Kirel

Probably by taking up a collection…..”Help out the oppressed norteamericanos, give all you can to the Trump impeachment fund.”
It would be huge, the best gofundme ever.

LOL someone should send that idea to Vincente Fox and let him or his followers start it. That would be funny.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:36:08pm
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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:36:25pm

re: #161 Anymouse

You play the organ! No wonder you married a Wednesday.

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Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:37:09pm

re: #163 Nyet

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Few things suck as much as meeting your hero and finding out that he’s not all you thought he would be.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:38:46pm

re: #164 prairiefire

You play the organ! No wonder you married a Wednesday.

Well, I don’t so much any more (though I do have a Wurlizter in my house that needs repair). When I joined the Navy I found I couldn’t really pack my Hammond at the time on a ship, so I took up hammered dulcimer.

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Mattand  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:39:07pm

Watching Maddow rebroadcast of Friday’s episode.

Absolutely amazing that 24% of this country felt deep in their hearts that this unqualified idiot should run the country.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:43:29pm

Now THIS is the droid we’re looking for:

Facebook Post

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whitebeach  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:44:01pm

re: #165 Targetpractice

Few things suck as much as meeting your hero and finding out that he’s not all you thought he would be.

One of those few things would be meeting your hero and finding out that he’s all you thought he would be.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:44:57pm

re: #167 Mattand

Watching Maddow rebroadcast of Friday’s episode.

Absolutely amazing that 24% of this country felt deep in their hearts that this unqualified idiot should run the country.

The combination of voters who think we need a “businessman outsider” in the White House and those who would pull the lever for the (R) if that person ran on the platform of the slightly-misquoted Hindu scripture “I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:53:15pm

Wildman’s on a roll

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I cannot.  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:53:27pm

re: #167 Mattand

*blink* 24%? Did he actually drop through the Crazification Factor of 27%?

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:53:48pm

The provincial government of British Columbia has banned employers requiring women to wear high-heels to work.
bbc.com

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:55:58pm

Delicious frog tears.

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Mattand  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:56:59pm

re: #170 Anymouse

The combination of voters who think we need a “businessman outsider” in the White House and those who would pull the lever for the (R) if that person ran on the platform of the slightly-misquoted Hindu scripture “I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

That’s my issue with the Trumpgrets fuckwits. I don’t doubt they having buyers’ remorse, but they’re going to keep on voting Republican. Same goes for the “independent” idiots who were so utterly convinced that Clinton was a combination Darth Vader and Lex Luthor, they thought Trump was the moral high ground.

I just don’t see us as a country coming back from this. Not when we have a system that has no checks and balances against what we have now.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 9:58:20pm

Bae’s busy tonite. Notice the snakes in the left hand corners. They don’t last long.

grapevineowlcam.org

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Mattand  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:00:31pm

re: #172 I cannot.

*blink* 24%? Did he actually drop through the Crazification Factor of 27%?

Don’t quote me on that. I looked up the percentage of the shit heads who turned out and voted for Orange Julius Ceasar vs all registered voters. I thought it was something like 26% Clinton vs 24% Trump.

I’m probably remembering it wrong and I’m too lazy to look it up now.

Short story: since 1992, the GOP has only won both the popular vote and the electoral vote once, in 2004. I have to keep reminding myself of that to keep from going insane.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:06:34pm
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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:08:27pm

re: #176 Dave In Austin

They’ll need a snack when they wake up.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:09:33pm
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MsJ  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:14:27pm

re: #158 De Kolta Chair

So, like with every GOP SCOTUS justice — but especially with Gorsuch — we’re just going to have to forget how their Senate sponsors twisted and turned age-old rules in their favor and that Gorsuch happily went along with it?

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An #IllegitimateJustice from an #IllegitimatePresident.

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:14:31pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick has sold every last entity that he knows of - whether it be friends, businesses, what have you - down the river for as long as he’s been alive. I’m not surprised in the least that he’s selling his fucking 101st Pepe Keyboardists down the river, along with all those poor bigoted white folk in rural areas who regret their vote because he plans on cutting Meals on Wheels.

Deal with it, like the rest of us, you fucks.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:20:26pm

ugh

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:21:20pm

re: #184 Nyet

What. The. Fuck?!?
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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:22:01pm

re: #184 Nyet

ugh

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That music does not soothe my savage soul!

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(alpuz)  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:29:40pm

re: #70 goddamnedfrank

The awesome thing about this is that both men are ridiculous cock-goblins absolutely toxic and antithetical to Trump’s long term prospects for success. Bannon is a rage filled racist piece of trash whose entire goal is to scorch and then salt the earth of government. Kushner on the other hand is a ridiculous nepotistic poster child for the Dunning-Kruger effect, an oblivious dilettante playing around in very serious policy areas lightyears beyond any plausible mental acumen, skill, experience or expertise he might possibly bring to bear.

Goddamned, frank is on one hell of a roll tonight. Kudos.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:35:05pm

I think - just a hunch - that Bannon will lose the battle.

Jared is the son-in-law and is not going anywhere, whereas Bannon was a random (OK, not really random, but I think you know what I mean) pick and can just as easily be given the kick. Esp. now that at least half of the base is pissed off at Trump.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:36:35pm

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:36:40pm

re: #168 Shiplord Kirel

Now THIS is the droid we’re looking for:

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That reminds me of Rosie the Robot.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:37:35pm

re: #188 Nyet

I think - just a hunch - that Bannon will lose the battle.

Jared is the son-in-law and is not going anywhere, whereas Bannon was a random (OK, not really random, but I think you know what I mean) pick and can just as easily be given the kick. Esp. now that at least half of the base is pissed off at Trump.

If that happens, I will do something nice in Jared’s name, like maybe donate to Planned Parenthood.

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:37:40pm

re: #188 Nyet

Bannon’s probably better suited to the regressive right’s cause of white supremacism collating the ‘Black-On-White Crime” tab at breitbart•com.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:40:06pm

re: #183 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick has sold every last entity that he knows of - whether it be friends, businesses, what have you - down the river for as long as he’s been alive. I’m not surprised in the least that he’s selling his fucking 101st Pepe Keyboardists down the river, along with all those poor bigoted white folk in rural areas who regret their vote because he plans on cutting Meals on Wheels.

Deal with it, like the rest of us, you fucks.

The plan is to also cut the water infrastructure and wastewater loan and grant programme of the USDA (a New Deal Era programme - but to be fair to Mr. Trump, the GOP has been after this programme ever since it was created). That programme was created to help us out here when the Great Depression was in full swing. Since then, banks and investors are not interested in investing in rural infrastructure, because they can’t profit from it.

Trump’s proposed cuts to rural programmes are likely going to get pushback from both rural Democrats and Republicans.

A Presidential budget is usually a presidential wish list. What matters is what Congress does.

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Puss Power  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:40:46pm

re: #182 MsJ

An #IllegitimateJustice from an #IllegitimatePresident.

Justice Stolenseat. Should get on well with Justice Cokecan.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:43:53pm
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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:44:50pm

re: #193 Anymouse

The plan is to also cut the water infrastructure and wastewater loan and grant programme of the USDA (a New Deal Era programme - but to be fair to Mr. Trump, the GOP has been after this programme ever since it was created). That programme was created to help us out here when the Great Depression was in full swing. Since then, banks and investors are not interested in investing in rural infrastructure, because they can’t profit from it.

Trump’s proposed cuts to rural programmes are likely going to get pushback from both rural Democrats and Republicans.

A Presidential budget is usually a presidential wish list. What matters is what Congress does.

A related very interesting event happened here in Texas yesterday. Republicans everywhere have been pushing vouchers, and the Senate voted basically along party lines to allow vouchers here in Texas, though to try to entice rural Republicans, they limited it to cities with more than 285K people. When it got to the House, it went down in defeat 103-44. Even with the limitation, for too many rural areas the school is still one of the largest employers, and they knew what would eventually happen to their schools if money could be taken to support private schools.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:45:11pm

C’mon, help him out.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:45:24pm

re: #194 Puss Power

Justice Stolenseat. Should get on well with Justice Cokecan.

I saw the term “Thief Justice.”

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:46:47pm

Dick should just go to Syria.

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Arkansawyer  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:47:45pm

Jebus, people! I take a short break and shit goes to hell in an easter basket. What am I paying yall for? The world is shit, and I expect results. I hope you don’t expect coffee. You know who coffee is for?

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:47:58pm

re: #196 Belafon

The school voucher thing is a non-starter here in Nebraska for the same reason. We basically only have three significant cities - the rest of the area is rural. There are few private schools in most of the state’s area, so gutting public schools to fund private ones means (aside from the employment issue) there would be poor or no schooling across much of the state.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:49:48pm

re: #200 Arkansawyer

Jebus, people! I take a short break and shit goes to hell in an easter basket. What am I paying yall for? The world is shit, and I expect results. I hope you don’t expect coffee. You know who coffee is for?

We’re turning it to shit as fast as we can.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:51:18pm

Miss 2016 yet?

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:53:30pm

re: #197 Nyet

Only 16.5 million more tweets to go!

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:54:00pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:55:45pm

Makes me smile…

Facebook Post

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:57:37pm
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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 10:57:42pm
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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:02:49pm

Syria War: US Warns of More after Missile Strikes (goes to the BBC, more there, including weapons porn released from the US Navy)

The US envoy to the UN has warned America may take further action after bombarding a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons.

Nikki Haley said her country would not stand by when chemical weapons were used, as it was in its “vital interest” to stop their proliferation.

Syrian ally Russia accused the US of encouraging “terrorists” with its unilateral actions.

Moscow has promised to strengthen its ally Syria’s anti-aircraft defences.

It is also closing down a hotline with the US designed to avoid collisions between their air forces over Syria.

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prairiefire  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:03:14pm

re: #200 Arkansawyer

Winners.

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Targetpractice  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:06:02pm

re: #209 Anymouse

Syria War: US Warns of More after Missile Strikes (goes to the BBC, more there, including weapons porn released from the US Navy)

And what exactly are we going to do? Blowing up a few more ramshackle buildings and call it a success? Inconvenience the Syrian bombing for a few more hours?

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:07:37pm

First-world problems, part MMDCCLXXII:

My Fertility App Made Me Too Stressed to Conceive (goes to the BBC).

She could have, I dunno, tried lots of sex instead? More at the BBC:

When Kathy Beaumont started trying for a baby two years ago, she turned to the many fertility apps on the market to discover when would be the best time of the month to conceive.

She took her temperature every day and logged it in an app called Fertility Friend, but soon found herself succumbing to a fertility-obsessed frenzy.

“I constantly analysed the analytics section of the app to see how my month looked and whether there was a temperature spike that indicated I was ovulating,” says Kathy, 32, a freelance travel copywriter.

“I based when we actively tried for a baby solely on when the app and ovulation kits told me I was ovulating.”

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:07:38pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:08:47pm

re: #213 Nyet

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:09:53pm

re: #214 teleskiguy

This shows centrists as the most reasonable, whereas ‘tis not so.

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I cannot.  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:15:19pm

re: #215 Nyet

More of two-way Circle of Derp, with Centrists joining plain bean dip and plain yogurt…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:16:20pm

re: #188 Nyet

I think - just a hunch - that Bannon will lose the battle.

Jared is the son-in-law and is not going anywhere, whereas Bannon was a random (OK, not really random, but I think you know what I mean) pick and can just as easily be given the kick. Esp. now that at least half of the base is pissed off at Trump.

Yeah I don’t think it’s even a contest, Bannon is the overtly racist asshole alkie uncle the family barely tolerates at Thanksgiving dinner. He’s the kind who quickly wears out his welcome, whereas Kushner like you said is Trump’s daughter’s boy toy. And despite the abyss of his qualifications Jared probably looks like a genuine fucking genius compared to Trump’s sons Uday and Qusay, who given the principle of nepotistic sycophancy in operation are the only two cretins Jared actually ever has to appear better than.

The bigger problem though is that Jared does remain entirely, wholly, metaphysically unqualified in every conceivable way. Even his one academic achievement in life, getting into Harvard, required a bunch of sketchy ass flagrant bribery. His entire goddamned life up to this point makes the Peter Principle in comparison seem like the fucking utopian ideal of management efficiency. No matter how Trump’s administration goes forward Jared and Ivanka are there for the long haul, and that’s a look that will not age well.

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I cannot.  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:18:35pm

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

Didn’t Rebekah Mercer already have to intervene once on Bannon’s behalf?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:18:35pm

So I’m seeing rumors in many places that Bannon may well be sending out his resumé looking for other work in the not-too-distant future (though most likely, he’ll just go back to his duties at Breitbart). The alt-right nutburgers are convinced that Mr. Kushner is behind this; they might be correct in their assessment, though it’s probably not just Kushner who’d like to see Bannon gone.

Who knows? Maybe Trump himself came to the realiztion that Bannon is a bitter, nihilistic schmuck, an albatross around his neck, and he needs to go. Trump’s well-known penchant for placing great weight on loyalty is certainly in play as well and let’s face it…….Kushner is - quite literally - part of the family.

Advantage: Kushner.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:19:48pm

re: #218 I cannot.

Didn’t Rebekah Mercer already have to intervene once on Bannon’s behalf?

So the rumors go.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:28:11pm

Bannon is a Bolshevik.
Kushner is a papier-mache (best quality dollar paper) teddy bear.

Shouldn’t be a tough choice. But it’s Trump…

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:29:00pm

re: #215 Nyet

This shows centrists as the most reasonable, whereas ‘tis not so.

That’s sort of like the Libertarian Party’s quiz (no longer on their site because they originally swiped it from Political Compass) - where a Libertarian shows up as the “reasonable” political position (because it is in the centre of the chart).

politicalcompass.org

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IngisKahn  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:31:41pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:31:53pm

re: #214 teleskiguy

A fine example of The Circle of Derp are the anti-vaxxers:

anti-big pharma, anti-western medicine moonbats wind up supporting the same position as anti-science, anti-big government wingnuts.

And people die as a result.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:33:03pm

Honor Brewing Company with real bad pandering to Gold Star Families for National Beer Day

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:33:09pm

re: #218 I cannot.

Didn’t Rebekah Mercer already have to intervene once on Bannon’s behalf?

IDK but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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Anymouse  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:43:48pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:47:14pm
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Arkansawyer  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:56:44pm

re: #202 Belafon

We’re turning it to shit as fast as we can.

ABC.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:59:29pm

re: #228 teleskiguy

You have to admire and appreciate the path Don Rickles cut out for himself. It’s impressive. A true American cultural giant has left us.

Time to watch Kelly’s Heroes again!

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:12:43am

re: #230 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Time to watch Kelly’s Heroes again!

First time I saw him in a film was Casino, manager Billy Sherbert. Joe Pesci’s character Nicky Santoro beat Billy Sherbert with a phone he had ripped off of the nearest wall. I remember thinking when I saw that, “NICKY NEEDS TO DIE!”

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:43:18am

Oh boy, this oughta go over well:
Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea (goes to NBC News)

The National Security Council has presented President Trump with options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.

(more at NBC)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:45:39am

re: #232 Anymouse

Oh boy, this oughta go over well:
Trump’s Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea (goes to NBC News)

(more at NBC)

“There will never be a nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved.”

-Frank Zappa

But even Frank could not have imagined the craziness of the current administration. We have all seen how DT conducts real-estate deals: everyone else involved gets screwed, he walks away unharmed.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:46:24am

re: #232 Anymouse

I don’t think for a minute that China will stand for it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:48:29am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

I don’t think for a minute that China will stand for it.

They will place nukes in Mexico

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:50:20am

re: #234 Dave In Austin

I don’t think for a minute that China will stand for it.

re: #234 Dave In Austin

I don’t think for a minute that China will stand for it.

Well, the way the article reads, it appears this is a play to put pressure on China to do something about North Korea. I suspect China’s president is not going to rise to the bait. China has lots of practice at playing the long game in politics.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:51:25am

The list of cities losing their Amtrak service under Trump’s proposed budget. Mostly rural areas that voted for Trump.
masstransitmag.com
(220 cities listed)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:51:53am

re: #236 Anymouse

Well, the way the article reads, it appears this is a play to put pressure on China to do something about North Korea. I suspect China’s president is not going to rise to the bait. China has lots of practice at playing the long game in politics.

Because their leaders are not narcissistic bullies who shoot from the hip and then send people scrambling to sort things out…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:53:03am

re: #237 Anymouse

The list of cities losing their Amtrak service under Trump’s proposed budget. Mostly rural areas that voted for Trump.
masstransitmag.com
(220 cities listed)

Private Free market rail will replace it more efficiently and cheaply and without government regulation or interference. All aboard the cattle cars! Padlocks will be shut in five minutes!

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:53:47am

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Arizona won’t stand for it for a minute……

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:54:47am

re: #239 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Private Free market rail will replace it more efficiently and cheaply and without government regulation or interference. All aboard the cattle cars! Padlocks will be shut in five minutes!

That free market passenger rail service is doing so well now… . /s

I can just hop into one of UP’s coal hopper cars right here in town and ride up to the coal mines in Wyoming.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:55:21am

re: #240 Dave In Austin

Arizona won’t stand for it for a minute……

Build the Roof!!!

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:55:28am

I think China has had a huge WTF moment at Mara-Lago…..

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:57:00am

re: #242 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Build the Roof!!!

Wendell, I guess the new Maricopa County Sheriff is going to do away with Tent City. I’ll bet Joe is pissed…

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:57:00am

The transportation “plan” would also eliminate a proposed railcar building facility in Salt Lake City (expected when complete to employ over 550 blue-collar workers), and a number of other transportation related projects.

Apparently we need the money to buy more cruise missiles.

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I cannot.  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:57:51am

re: #243 Dave In Austin

I think they already knew, but know Xi *KNOWS*

He’s also thinking something like “Vlad, Imma gonna kill you myself for making me deal with this dipshit”

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:59:58am
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:00:33am

re: #214 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

The political spectrum is completely distorted here in the States. By world standards, Obama and the Clintons are center right while the Republicans are off the scale, thanks to their ardent embrace of contradictory dogmas (authoritarianism and libertarianism for example). How this came to be could, and does, fill many books but the failure to thoroughly break the slave-holding culture after the Civil War is a critical factor, for it is the linear antecedent of today’s distinctly American version of conservatism. Another factor is the prevalence of commercialized religion and its role in the power structure of many areas.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:04:05am

Racism in progressive garb is still racism.

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

What’s next, white people deserve safe spaces without ethnic minorities?

(Yeah, yeah, I know, “country clubs” and so on. But we’re supposed to condemn them, no?)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:07:12am

re: #244 Dave In Austin

Wendell, I guess the new Maricopa County Sheriff is going to do away with Tent City. I’ll bet Joe is pissed…

Arizonans wanted Law and Order writ big and low Taxes writ even bigger. Sheriff Joe and Tent City were the logical outcome of that constellation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:07:59am

re: #249 Nyet

Racism in progressive garb is still racism.

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

What’s next, white people deserve safe spaces without ethnic minorities?

(Yeah, yeah, I know, “country clubs” and so on. But we’re supposed to condemn them, no?)

The Betsy DeVos school system.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:10:45am

re: #249 Nyet

Racism in progressive garb is still racism.

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

What’s next, white people deserve safe spaces without ethnic minorities?

(Yeah, yeah, I know, “country clubs” and so on. But we’re supposed to condemn them, no?)

It looks like the Canadian journalist is trying to justify self-segregation in her article, but it is all over the place. She equates segregation to privilege and power, but somehow doesn’t seem to think the same results would occur if minorities self-segregated.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:13:46am

Only if we go by what average alt-righters and alt-lefties think HRC’s FP would have been, Jenny…

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I cannot.  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:14:20am

re: #252 Anymouse

If Pepe was collateral damage…I’m really VERY OK with that part of the attack.

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teleskiguy  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:15:59am

re: #248 Shiplord Kirel

You’re right, as always.

The right wing side of the circle of derp is outweighed like comically loaded dice in the states. It’s disheartening how United States citizens are seen abroad these days. More distortion of the truth.

😞

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:16:49am

A view of the milk bar from the back… showing little pointed ears behind the fur line:

Gaia’s Kittens (fosters for Purrfect Pals)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:17:55am

re: #255 teleskiguy

You’re right, as always.

The right wing side of the circle of derp is outweighed like comically loaded dice in the states. It’s disheartening how United States citizens are seen abroad these days. More distortion of the truth.

😞

They are the loudest and most insistent. And have their own network(s).

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:20:20am

Missed the birth from this ferrel live feed… but this will take you to the part where the keepers are starting to weigh the babies:

Evolene & Corsica - Pregnant Ferals - Join the #KittenWatch

Poor mother was in bad shape when she showed up, but she got lots of good care.

People really need to fix their cats, as there are just too many ferrels and many just don’t make it.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:21:59am

re: #255 teleskiguy

You’re right, as always.

The right wing side of the circle of derp is outweighed like comically loaded dice in the states. It’s disheartening how United States citizens are seen abroad these days. More distortion of the truth.

😞

I note when my wife and I were in Poland people asked us why the hell we would want to come back to the USA (expecting a civil war here soon).

Last summer in Canada we got the same from people in various provinces.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:24:15am

“It’s them, it’s them — it’s his daughter and son-in-law who are literally enemies of the Republic!” Jones shouted.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:24:25am

re: #259 Anymouse

I note when my wife and I were in Poland people asked us why the hell we would want to come back to the USA (expecting a civil war here soon).

Last summer in Canada we got the same from people in various provinces.

There is also an extreme reactionary right-wing side to Poland and a lot of Eastern Europe (look at Jobbik in Hungary).

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:30:15am

One of the first cases that Neil Gorsuch will hear in his position is the case of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church preschool suing the Federal government because it won’t pay to pave their playground.

My atheist tax dollars at work, with a church attempting to use them to pay for their religious facilities.

The church insists it is a deprivation of a public service, and that the use of the playground is not religious in nature.

kansascity.com
(long article, includes the information the church provides on why funding a church facility is not a violation of separation of church and state)

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I cannot.  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:31:04am

re: #260 Nyet

And the reason why the transcript says it that way is because Jones hasn’t figured out how to verbalize ((())) yet.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:34:04am

To sum up how it looks like for me, with the caveat that none of us has nearly the full info. Just hunches.

Trump’s action was, on balance, a good thing. Because:

- He was pro-Assad, now not only he turns anti-Assad, but the bombing cements this for the future.

- He got problems with Putin’s Russia now, where the honeymoon was already over, but now it’s over over. In just two months. Maybe he will be less likely to cave to Putin now on other things. (And I think this also decides the “pee pee tape”/”puppet” issue. There was a natural symbiosis for a while, but it’s unlikely Putin has anything on Trump.)

- He basically failed in his attack too, and there’s some good in that.

- He pissed off his hardcore bigot base and went against his election isolationist promise.

(And yes, everything is subject to change, but that’s how things stand now.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:35:21am

re: #264 Nyet

To sum up how it looks like for me, with the caveat that none of us has nearly the full info. Just hunches.

And it will help his approval ratings, ‘cause Americans love them some righteous cruise-missile slapdown action.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:36:32am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And it will help his approval ratings, ‘cause Americans love them some righteous cruise-missile slapdown action.

Contra to isolationist tendencies when it comes to sending “the boys” off to war, watching videos of us bombing people does seem to energize “patriotism”.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:36:57am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And it will help his approval ratings, ‘cause Americans love them some righteous cruise-missile slapdown action.

Depends on how it will be reported. The attack was seemingly inefficient, so…

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:38:56am

re: #267 Nyet

Depends on how it will be reported. The attack was seemingly inefficient, so…

But the wingnuts are already all over the press with their “rally round the President” nonsense.

Our so-called liberal media for some reason doesn’t even want to play magic balance fairy by inviting Democrats or opposing Republicans. Lots of John McCain and Lindsey Graham and John Bolton though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:39:13am

re: #267 Nyet

Depends on how it will be reported. The attack was seemingly inefficient, so…

that is the sort of nuance that is easily lost amid the chest-thumping

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:42:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:49:51am

re: #260 Nyet

Alex Jones really wants to go there, huh? Now I could be way off, but I’m pretty sure that Trump’s not going to look too kindly on some ranting paranoid trash-talking his daughter like that.

If Jones keeps shooting off his mouth like that, he’s gonna end up on Trump’s shit list in no time at all; I’m just gonna say to Alex, “Please proceed, you delusional shitbag.”

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:50:51am

Person suggesting if Scotland was to leave the United Kingdom, it should join Canada. Amongst other things, he argues Scotland is closer to Canada than Hawai’i is to the continental USA.

bbc.com (more at the link)

As Scotland pushes for a second referendum on independence, one man is asking the previously unthinkable - if you’re going to quit the UK, why not join Canada?

Canadian writer Ken McGoogan says the unorthodox alliance makes sense.

“I think it would be terrific for both Scotland and Canada,” he says.

McGoogan first laid out his proposal in an opinion piece published in Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail, where he argued that advancements in telecommunication technology and transatlantic travel have rendered pesky things like geographical boundaries “irrelevant”.

Besides, he points out, Scotland is closer to Newfoundland than Hawaii is to California.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:51:32am

re: #271 Dr Lizardo

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:52:31am

re: #237 Anymouse

The list of cities losing their Amtrak service under Trump’s proposed budget. Mostly rural areas that voted for Trump.
masstransitmag.com
(220 cities listed)

I checked the list. Even Denver is on it, and Mount Pleasant, IA. I’ve used both stations to shuttle between my kids’ homes. On the bright side, I doubt rural voters, and by extension their reps, are going to accept losing already nominal rail service.

If the Talking Yam were truthful about creating jerbz and benefiting his supporters, he’d propose improving passenger rail service, not slashing it to the point of non-existence.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:52:35am

re: #272 Anymouse

No. Scotland should be in EU. Beneficial for both.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:53:37am

On 5 April there was a presentation hosted by Yale, on the Syrian refugee crisis. Works as a backgrounder:

Syrian Refugee Crisis: Ground Realities and Humanitarian Responses in Jordan

Substance starts around 5:35.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:54:52am

Opposites meet etc.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:56:20am

re: #274 wheat-dogg

I checked the list. Even Denver is on it, and Mount Pleasant, IA. I’ve used both stations to shuttle between my kids’ homes. On the bright side, I doubt rural voters, and by extension their reps, are going to accept losing already nominal rail service.

If the Talking Yam were truthful about creating jerbz and benefiting his supporters, he’d propose improving passenger rail service, not slashing it to the point of non-existence.

The closest stations to me are McCook, NE and Fort Morgan, CO. I have not used Amtrak before (both stations are quite a way from me, and I find Amtrak’s Website so confusing to figure out how to even get a ticket - and I only recently got a credit card anyway) that it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

If I could go to my local travel agent in Ogallala and buy a ticket in her office I might consider it. Amtrak doesn’t seem to allow travel agents to sell tickets.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:57:29am

re: #277 Nyet

Opposites meet etc.

[Embedded content]

Now the alt-right nutbags are quoting Calypso Louis.

The circle of derp, indeed.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:57:51am

re: #275 Nyet

No. Scotland should be in EU. Beneficial for both.

Oh I agree, I just thought the idea of Scotland becoming Canada’s eleventh province was strange.

Since Spain has withdrawn its opposition to a separate Scotland joining the EU, that path is much clearer for them now.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:59:08am

BTW, I’m up to my ears in school work this weekend, so I won’t be commenting much. The college has to submit all kinds of paperwork to get accredited by the provincial education office, and I have to submit my lesson plans and syllabi for 2014-15 — don’t ask me why those years. This would not be a problem for me if (a) I had not thrown away those notebooks over the summer, (b) my computer had not crashed last summer with some resulting data loss and (c) we were still using those textbooks. So, for four subjects, I have to recreate lesson plans and syllabi using textbooks I no longer use, enter them on the official forms, and hand them all in on Monday.

I’ve done one so far.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 1:59:41am

re: #272 Anymouse

Person suggesting if Scotland was to leave the United Kingdom, it should join Canada. Amongst other things, he argues Scotland is closer to Canada than Hawai’i is to the continental USA.

bbc.com (more at the link)

Same sort of airheads who say that the US West Coast should split off and join Canada.

Scotland stands to get a better deal as an equal partner in the EU than as a vassal state to English-dominated Great Britain in any case.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:03:44am

re: #282 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Same sort of airheads who say that the US West Coast should split off and join Canada.

Scotland stands to get a better deal as an equal partner in the EU than as a vassal state to English-dominated Great Britain in any case.

The airheads in California are worse than this fellow in Scotland: Despite the fact the Yes California movement is being run by a guy in Siberia (no benefit to Russia on a potential breakup of the USA), wingnuts in the USA would just love to open up with a cruise missile barrage on California if they got the chance.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:06:03am

re: #278 Anymouse

The closest stations to me are McCook, NE and Fort Morgan, CO. I have not used Amtrak before (both stations are quite a way from me, and I find Amtrak’s Website so confusing to figure out how to even get a ticket - and I only recently got a credit card anyway) that it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

If I could go to my local travel agent in Ogallala and buy a ticket in her office I might consider it. Amtrak doesn’t seem to allow travel agents to sell tickets.

Really? I’ve ordered tickets from them, with no problem. You should see what I go through to order Chinese rail tix.

For Amtrak, choose your stations and the date. The site will display a list of stations if you enter just a state abbreviation. Then choose the kind of ticket you want and add it to cart. Enter passenger info. Then pay. Not that hard, really.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:13:48am

re: #284 wheat-dogg

Really? I’ve ordered tickets from them, with no problem. You should see what I go through to order Chinese rail tix.

For Amtrak, choose your stations and the date. The site will display a list of stations if you enter just a state abbreviation. Then choose the kind of ticket you want and add it to cart. Enter passenger info. Then pay. Not that hard, really.

I just looked at the Website: It does appear they changed it since the last time I tried - it used to just tell you there was no train on that date (without giving you alternative dates).

I punched in a hypothetical trip to Chicago (that would be only one train) - did get the usual “no checked baggage” from this station.

Since anywhere I would go by train from out here in the middle of nowhere necessarily would require baggage, that pretty much by itself means no trains for me.

On the other hand, when I went by Via Rail from The Pas, MB to Churchill, MB, I could go to the travel agent here in Nebraska, she could hunt around for the best fare and dates (we were travelling by sleeper car both ways), &c. I am not sufficiently versed in navigating Amtrak’s user-antagonistic Website to bother with them.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:19:42am
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:21:32am

re: #260 Nyet

This is undoubtedly the “big change” Roger Stone mentioned day before yesterday. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Have lots of popcorn on hand.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:28:30am

The message is obviously fake (compare the letters).

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:32:48am
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:36:36am

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:36:38am

re: #288 Nyet

The message is obviously fake (compare the letters).

[Embedded content]

Compare the ribbons. The order of precedence is wrong. A Marine wouldn’t get that wrong.

public.navy.mil

He has the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal ribbon (it should be over on the medal rack on the other side - the green ribbon with white stripes) - and anyway that medal outranks the Presidential Unit Citation (the blue, yellow, and red ribbon).

In other words, an armchair warrior pretending to be a Marine.

It’s too bad the Stolen Valor law is unconstitutional (except in respect to the Gold Star Family pin). He would be right up there if they could identify him.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:38:17am

re: #290 Shiplord Kirel

It’s all kabuki to me.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:38:21am

Oh look, RT spreading antisemitic propaganda.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:39:47am

re: #289 Nyet

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What’s an “alt-Liter”? I haven’t heard that bit of jargon before.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:41:31am

re: #291 Anymouse
The original used for this photoshop is from theblaze.com
Can you examine the other photos?

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:42:22am

re: #294 Dr Lizardo

What’s an “alt-Liter”? I haven’t heard that bit of jargon before.

Trump supporters who were only half-redpilled and are not hardcore on the JQ.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:42:24am

re: #294 Dr Lizardo

What’s an “alt-Liter”? I haven’t heard that bit of jargon before.

A thousand alt-cc?

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:43:05am

re: #294 Dr Lizardo

What’s an “alt-Liter”? I haven’t heard that bit of jargon before.

Apparently related to the “red pill” nonsense
alt-lite.com (put a condom on your router first)

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:43:30am

re: #296 Nyet

Trump supporters who were only half-redpilled and are not hardcore on the JQ.

Ah, OK.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:48:29am

re: #299 Dr Lizardo

E.g. Breitbart would be alt-lite in this scheme.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:48:57am

re: #295 Nyet

The original used for this photoshop is from theblaze.com
Can you examine the other photos?

Well, the first Marine has his rank pin in the middle of his chest. Unless that was meant as some kind of statement, he is out of uniform.

The second one we dealt with.

The chief (the third one) has a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (the highest medal I earned) with two gold stars (ten additional issues - that seems very unlikely)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 2:56:01am

re: #301 Anymouse

Well, the first Marine has his rank pin in the middle of his chest. Unless that was meant as some kind of statement, he is out of uniform.

The second one we dealt with.

The chief (the third one) has a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (the highest medal I earned) with two gold stars (ten additional issues - that seems very unlikely)

In other words, fake bullshit just meant to provoke an emotional response from people and affirm their preconceived notions…welcome to political discourse in America.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:02:35am

re: #302 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In other words, fake bullshit just meant to provoke an emotional response from people and affirm their preconceived notions…welcome to political discourse in America.

Yup. You’d think whoever put together that collage of people would have at least bothered to get out an order of precedence chart (which I linked above).

Any military member or veteran looking at that first picture posted would have at least thought something didn’t look right (that’s what drove me to the chart in the first place), since wearing both medals and ribbons, you don’t wear the ribbon associated with a medal. (In his case, the ribbon for the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal.)

As for political speech, it is banned in uniform (though permitted in private). The military or its personnel are not supposed to take a political position on the decisions of the civilian government.

The photos are apparently meant to evoke a visceral response from those who do not know such things as the proper display of medals and ribbons on a uniform.

Privately (due to a change in the law under GW Bush), you can wear your medals and ribbons on your civilian clothes (though they are still supposed to be displayed correctly). I don’t do so, and have only seen one or two people who do.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:10:46am

A correctly displayed ribbon bar (mine), and it has a whole lot fewer ribbons than the apparent Rambos in those pictures:

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:12:31am

re: #303 Anymouse

Interesting. The only thing I wear are two of the four branch insignia I qualified for on my hat alongside​ my IWW button. For those who recognize them, an Infantry badge, a Military Intelligence badge and a red Wobbly pin all in a row can cause a double take out of a Warner Bros cartoon … ;)

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:16:25am

re: #305 William Lewis

Interesting. The only thing I wear are two of the four branch insignia I qualified for on my hat alongside​ my IWW button. For those who recognize them, an Infantry badge, a Military Intelligence badge and a red Wobbly pin all in a row can cause a double take out of a Warner Bros cartoon … ;)

A Wobbly pin along with Military Intelligence? I want to have a beer with you. (::

The only pin I wear is my Gold Star Family pin (along with the license plates on my car). I don’t even own any Navy command ball caps now. The only way someone would know if I was in the Navy in the past is if they stole my wallet (therefore getting my ID card) or if I told them.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:20:44am

Your science diversion of the night: direct imaging of exoplanets:

Imaging and Remote Sensing of Other Worlds - D. Mawet - 4/5/2017

Around 34: mark the presenter starts with actual images and videos, which have been released over the past couple of years.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:23:30am

re: #307 freetoken

Damn. Now I have to watch a video, Freetoken. Thanks. (::

My father’s shadowbox at the same Website, also with the ribbons and medals displayed in the correct order.

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I’m still trying to get my mother to give up all her information so I can put a shadowbox up for her. She is not big on the idea of her information being on the Web though.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:33:32am

Completely NSFW. An altright personality.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:34:25am

The freshly hatched litter, all snuggled together:

Evolene & Corsica - Pregnant Ferals - Join the #KittenWatch

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:36:30am

With the signing away of your data privacy by Mr. Trump and the Republicans, there has been much talk about getting a VPN.

No one tells you how to determine what a good VPN is though, so someone wrote an article for that.

engadget.com

More at Engadget:

Selecting a VPN you can trust already took research and consideration, weighing connection speeds and pricing, learning about who keeps records and for how long and more. VPN services are also like any other in that they change their record-keeping policies and privacy practices over time, so that’s another thing to keep up with.

In addition, these services are easy to misconfigure. Just over a year ago, VPN provider Perfect Privacy found a massive security hole in many services called “Port Fail.” It was a bug that de-anonymized users, and most VPN services ignored the problem until the press made noise about it. Many took weeks to put in a fix. One of those was a service endorsed by Lifehacker, which just shows that anyone can have problems finding a reputable VPN.

It can be overwhelming. It’s not as simple as using whatever VPN the security cool kids say is “the one,” because even popular services have been behaving badly. For example, popular service Hola VPN recently got caught selling user traffic to a botnet.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:39:03am

re: #305 William Lewis

As an aside, the other two branch insignia would be Armor and Cavalry. I’d probably have them on my hat, too, but I can’t find my old ones and haven’t been bothered to buy new ones.

The MI one is a good tie as well :)

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:42:02am

I’m guessing Rev. Robertson doesn’t understand what one word in this statement means… . hehehehe

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:44:53am

re: #311 Anymouse

I use PIA on occasion, but I often find using an VPN degrades service, and the PIA software can be problematic on a Mac.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:46:51am

re: #313 Anymouse

He probably meant (((gays))) and (((lesbians))) anyway.

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Targetpractice  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:53:17am

re: #310 freetoken

The freshly hatched litter, all snuggled together:

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Cute, fluffy little jelly beans.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 3:58:08am

re: #314 freetoken

I use PIA on occasion, but I often find using an VPN degrades service, and the PIA software can be problematic on a Mac.

My service is degraded anyway. I don’t bother with a VPN at the moment.

I suppose if someone wanted to check my research material for my job (not the village board job) they’re welcome. I’m not sure what they could do with it. Blackmail me? Everyone in town already knows.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:00:22am

re: #316 Targetpractice

The birth was broadcast live and is archived on their Facebook page.

The mother was a feral living in a colony, and the rescuers took her in… turns out she was very easily tamed which implies she had human exposure before, suggesting that someone abandoned her.

Anyway, yes, 5 little fluffballs. The yellow color with tabby markings is I guess a default for small cats. At least the tabby markings appear to be a dominant trait.

The other videos I have been posting of a different mother (Gaia) and kittens is much more interesting from a genetics standpoint. Two of the kittens have points, suggesting one or both parents have Siamese/Burmese breed ancestors.

Gaia’s Kittens (fosters for Purrfect Pals)

Two of her kittens are pointed, two are tabby, and two are black-ish.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:01:43am

Trump shamelessly using the Syria attack for fundraising:
Image: C82SrbRWAAAU_PH.jpg

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I cannot.  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:05:23am

re: #313 Anymouse

Mental image…damn you!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:07:10am

re: #313 Anymouse

Hey there people, I’m Bobby Brown Pat Robertson
They say I’m the cutest oldest boy televangelist in town
My car is fast
My teeth are shiny…..

etc., etc.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:08:10am

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward will present awards at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
thehill.com

Sending a shot over the bow maybe?

More at The Hill:

The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) announced several journalism awards on Thursday ahead of the organization’s annual dinner later this month.

Veteran journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will present the awards during the April 29 event at the Washington Hilton, according to the announcement.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:10:37am

re: #315 Nyet

He probably meant (((gays))) and (((lesbians))) anyway.

re: #321 Dr Lizardo

Hey there people, I’m Bobby Brown Pat Robertson
They say I’m the cutest oldest boy televangelist in town
My car is fast
My teeth are shiny…..

etc., etc.

“Pat Robertson, Power Bottom” is a book title I’d definitely reject. It would have to be worse than “Twilight.”

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:35:01am

Dear Penthouse Charisma

I never thought it would happen to me…

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:38:53am

re: #322 Anymouse

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward will present awards at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
thehill.com

Sending a shot over the bow maybe?

More at The Hill:

Had to look those two up to see how old they are. Woodward is 74; Bernstein, 73.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:44:29am

re: #325 Shiplord Kirel

Had to look those two up to see how old they are. Woodward is 74; Bernstein, 73.

The memory of people directly affected by WW2, Korea, and Vietnam is fading as they pass away; so are those who were in the thick of the Watergate scandal.

I wonder how long it will be before we get “Watergate conspiracy theorists” (if we don’t already have them)?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 8, 2017 • 4:58:32am

re: #326 Anymouse

The memory of people directly affected by WW2, Korea, and Vietnam is fading as they pass away; so are those who were in the thick of the Watergate scandal.

I wonder how long it will be before we get “Watergate conspiracy theorists” (if we don’t already have them)?

Already been done.

en.wikipedia.org

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:00:46am

Most of this presentation may not be of interest to many, but in this award presentation at CfA posted two days ago there is an up-to-date summary of planet data from the Kepler spacecraft data base. It starts around 43:20 :

Lecar Prize Lecture: Kepler’s Exoplanet Legacy & the Passing of the Baton

In short, pretty much every star has at least one rocky planet within 1 AU (the distance between the Earth and our star), which ought to greatly raise the likelihood of someday finding life in another solar system.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:05:00am

About one fourth of M-class stars have earth-sized planets in the liquid water zone.

Most of the stars in our galaxy are M-class.

That’s a whole lot of possible planets for life.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:09:05am

re: #327 Dr Lizardo

Already been done.

en.wikipedia.org

Wholly crap! (or maybe Holy Crap!) Apparently Twilight is not the low bar for any bad fiction.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:35:15am
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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:37:20am
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John Carter  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:37:24am

re: #227 Anymouse

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Awesome reference to Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:39:38am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:45:25am

Just in case there was any doubt. Nazi group praises Gorka for wearing their medal.

nbcnews.com

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jeffreyw  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:45:49am

Imgur
Good morning!

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DuckDharma  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:47:13am

Looks like Donny’s WWE pal at Fox is in some hot water again.

But it’s JBL’s most recent allegations which could be the most disturbing. JBL has reportedly had a tense relationship with lead SmackDown announcer Mauro Ranallo, whose current status with the company is unknown following a leave of absence due to ongoing struggles with bipolar disorder. Ranallo’s most recent struggles forced him to miss WrestleMania 33, and are believed to be triggered by an apparent feud with JBL.

forbes.com

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:53:42am

re: #337 DuckDharma

Apparently Ranallo has cut ties with WWE.

JBL has shown up in all that fluff media - the type where covers and stories are planted. His bullying has been documented elsewhere. He is the epitome of the McMahon/Trump person.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:55:42am

In case you’ve not seen Eugenia Cheng before, she is a delightful lecturer.

Here’s a new video from Perimeter:

How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 5:59:23am

Watterson and Breathed together today in a cartoon “Calvin County” LOL

gocomics.com

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:04:08am

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:07:32am
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weave  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:13:21am

Anyone who has watched Fox and Friends has seen the same “intelligence” that Trump has seen.

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steve_davis  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:14:26am

re: #167 Mattand

Watching Maddow rebroadcast of Friday’s episode.

Absolutely amazing that 24% of this country felt deep in their hearts that this unqualified idiot should run the country.

What’s amazing about it? 51% of Americans are unqualified idiots. That only 24% of them felt Trump was their heart’s delight is a miracle.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:17:52am

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:25:10am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:25:46am

It’s late afternoon and the beasts are coming to the water hole:

Djuma Game Reserve Waterhole - Live Cam

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:37:54am

Is Trump golfing today?

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:38:28am
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Belafon  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:40:23am

re: #349 jaunte

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Then again, maybe our dormant moral conscience is to lob missiles uselessly in a show of insecurity that masquerades as manliness. I’m pretty sure Obama buried that for 8 years.

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steve_davis  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:41:08am

re: #310 freetoken

The freshly hatched litter, all snuggled together:

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Video

i’m guessing the one in front is gonna have the cleanest head of anybody in first grade!

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:42:45am

But Assad is a reasonable secular guy, right?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the bloody militancy plaguing his homeland is aimed at protecting the common interests of Israel and its partners, stressing that the “only option” left to save the nation is “victory” against foreign-backed terrorists.

“You can assume in any case that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. Even if they are not a regular Israeli army, they are still fighting for Israel. And Israel shares the objectives with Turkey, the United States, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other states. They all share the same objective,” Assad said in an interview with Croatian newspaper Vecernji published on Thursday.

“Israel is doing its best to support these terrorists in every place the Syrian army advances. They attack in one way or another in order to provide support to the terrorists and in order to stall the momentum of the Syrian Arab Army in facing them,” he added.

presstv.ir

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:49:10am

PROJECT IMPLICIT

Preliminary Information

Whichever IAT you do, we will ask you (optionally) to report your attitudes toward or beliefs about these topics, and provide some general information about yourself. These demonstrations should be more valuable if you have also tried to describe your self-understanding of the characteristic that the IAT is designed to measure. Also, we would like to compare possible differences among groups in their IAT performance and opinions, at least among those who decide to participate.

This was interesting, and really hard on only one cuppa.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:49:43am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:52:20am

re: #352 Nyet

“You can assume in any case that these terrorists are fighting for Israel. Even if they are not a regular Israeli army, they are still fighting for Israel.”

Considering the Assads have been fighting the Muslim Brotherhood (who would like Israel to disappear) since Bashar’s father took over, he seems to be relying on the general ignorance of his audience.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:54:20am

Living a Lie: We Deceive Ourselves to Better Deceive Others
scientificamerican.com

“…Von Hippel offers two pieces of wisdom regarding self-deception: “My Machiavellian advice is this is a tool that works,” he says. “If you need to convince somebody of something, if your career or social success depends on persuasion, then the first person who needs to be [convinced] is yourself.”

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:55:51am

Live from U. of Montana, Osprey:

Cornell Lab | University of Montana Hellgate Ospreys

The male just landed and tried to jump on his mate, but she wasn’t have much of that for long.

The coal trains in the background seem to go on forever.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:55:59am

Sorry to drop bad news and leave, but I have to keep pushing forward and get some stuff taken care of today. Love to all of you, I hope to be back to regular posting status soon.

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freetoken  Apr 8, 2017 • 6:57:26am

re: #356 jaunte

That is what I’ve always heard about salespeople. First they have to convince themselves.

Probably why I am so bad at sales, as I am by nature an analyst and am always trying to pick apart things.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:04:56am

It was predictable.

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jaunte  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:05:08am

Lucy the dog has her paw on my knee, begging for a walk. See you all later.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:08:36am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:09:00am

Just to make it clear —I am getting confused on the issue.

Russia is NOT our ally.

yes or no

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:09:27am

re: #353 Birth Control Works

PROJECT IMPLICIT

This was interesting, and really hard on only one cuppa.

Well, I see after taking the “religion” test that this does not seem to indicate much other than how my crippled fingers work on a keyboard (and if I go too fast, how it brings an aura on for a migraine).

Other than correlating the terms “bad” “good” “Christianity” “Islam” with images and words with each other, I don’t really see what they are tying to get at. (They say it is to show if you have implicit biases, but I don’t see how that would work. I guess that’s why people can afford to go to Harvard and I cannot.)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:10:27am

re: #364 Anymouse

Well, I see after taking the “religion” test that this does not seem to indicate much other than how my crippled fingers work on a keyboard (and if I go too fast, how it brings an aura on for a migraine).

Other than correlating the terms “bad” “good” “Christianity” “Islam” with images and words with each other, I don’t really see what they are tying to get at. (They say it is to show if you have implicit biases, but I don’t see how that would work. I guess that’s why people can afford to go to Harvard and I cannot.)

I think the data they were collecting is in the switch of good and bad words with the images. How well one works the keyboard is probably figured in.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:13:47am

re: #365 Birth Control Works

I think the data they were collecting is in the switch of good and bad words with the images. How well one works the keyboard is probably figured in.

How would they know that I have moderately severe Dupuytren’s Contractures? Did they turn on my microwave oven and spy on me? AAAAAAAAA!

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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:13:58am

re: #340 Anymouse

Looks like the same one to me.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:14:47am

re: #366 Anymouse

How would they know that I have moderately severe Dupuytren’s Contractures? Did they turn on my microwave oven and spy on me? AAAAAAAAA!

My dad had that in both hands —had surgery. Worse word ever to spell.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:15:40am
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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:17:44am

So,when does Kellyanne come out of dry dock after she gets her superstructure refurbished?

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:26:20am

OT.
Nom break for this lizardim.

A variation on the theme of Pasta Bolognese.
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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:28:23am

re: #368 Birth Control Works

My dad had that in both hands —had surgery. Worse word ever to spell.

I developed Dupuytren’s Contractures shortly after I started taking Phenobarbital for epilepsy when I was thrity-five (the normal onset of the disorder is seventy to eighty - as it turns out, Phenobarbital will trigger Dupuytren’s in those who are genetically inclined to develop it - people from Eastern and Northern Europe).

I’ve had four surgeries, and am now developing the problem in my feet (Lederhosen Disease). I did research to find out why I developed the disorder so young, and ran across several research papers from multiple countries linking Phenobarbital to Dupuytren’s.

I brought them to the attention of my neurologist and orthopaedic surgeon. They both got back with me and basically said “well, there’s no guarantee that stopping the Phenobarbital will stop the acceleration of the disorder, but it will re-start your uncontrolled seizures.”

Some choice there, and both would be “preëxisting conditions” if I were kicked out of the VA and forced back on the old insurance system pre-ACA.

That’s more than you ever wanted to know about my troubles though. (My ex-wife divorced me when I was diagnosed with epilepsy, citing that in court. She cited her religious faith - demon possession of her hub - really. Court sided with her and gave her everything and banned me from seeing my son, which made me homeless and sonless, but that’s a different story.)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:28:34am
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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:29:29am

re: #372 Anymouse

I developed Dupuytren’s Contractures shortly after I started taking Phenobarbital for epilepsy when I was thrity-five (the normal onset of the disorder is seventy to eighty - as it turns out, Phenobarbital will trigger Dupuytren’s in those who are genetically inclined to develop it - people from Eastern and Northern Europe).

I’ve had four surgeries, and am now developing the problem in my feet (Lederhosen Disease). I did research to find out why I developed the disorder so young, and ran across several research papers from multiple countries linking Phenobarbital to Dupuytren’s.

I brought them to the attention of my neurologist and orthopaedic surgeon. They both got back with me and basically said “well, there’s no guarantee that stopping the Phenobarbital will stop the acceleration of the disorder, but it will re-start your uncontrolled seizures.”

Some choice there, and both would be “preëxisting conditions” if I were kicked out of the VA and forced back on the old insurance system pre-ACA.

That’s more than you ever wanted to know about my troubles though. (My ex-wife divorced me when I was diagnosed with epilepsy, citing that in court. She cited her religious faith - demon possession of her hub - really. Court sided with her and gave her everything and banned me from seeing my son, which made me homeless and sonless, but that’s a different story.)

So sorry, can you go back to court?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:30:57am

Shameless Pages Post —really needs to be read by all.

Both men and women don’t address this issue.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:31:03am

re: #283 Anymouse

The airheads in California are worse than this fellow in Scotland: Despite the fact the Yes California movement is being run by a guy in Siberia (no benefit to Russia on a potential breakup of the USA), wingnuts in the USA would just love to open up with a cruise missile barrage on California if they got the chance.

And just imagine if California did become a province of Canada. California’s 38 million added to Canada’s 35 million. That would really upset the political balance in Canada. And the thought of Darrel Issa and Dana Roherbacher sitting in the Canadian House of Commons…

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:31:49am
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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:35:12am

re: #374 Birth Control Works

So sorry, can you go back to court?

No. There’s really nothing I can do about it. Florida law allows that. They assigned all my disability pay minus $20 as child support. (Federal law specifies VA Disability cannot be considered in a divorce decree, so the court was sure not to mention my disability, just to assign a figure.)

It’s in the past now with my ex-wife and I don’t care to ever see her again, even in a court room.

My son is now an adult and was trained by his mother from age seven to dislike me. My first family is irretrievably broken.

My wife the computer scientist and librarian loves me for me, not what she can get out of me. I need to go kiss her, be right back.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:36:58am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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JordanRules  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:37:18am

More fun ownage in the thread. Teeheehee
Got him!

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CleverToad  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:45:41am

re: #358 A Mom Anon

Sorry to drop bad news and leave, but I have to keep pushing forward and get some stuff taken care of today. Love to all of you, I hope to be back to regular posting status soon.

You did what you could, out of love. Now wishing strength and endurance and loving support for you, as you go forward.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:48:37am
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stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:51:49am

re: #274 wheat-dogg

I checked the list. Even Denver is on it, and Mount Pleasant, IA. I’ve used both stations to shuttle between my kids’ homes. On the bright side, I doubt rural voters, and by extension their reps, are going to accept losing already nominal rail service.

If the Talking Yam were truthful about creating jerbz and benefiting his supporters, he’d propose improving passenger rail service, not slashing it to the point of non-existence.

Minneapolis/St. Paul is on the list too. They’re going to get rid of the Empire Builder route from Chicago to Portland/Seattle. I was looking forward to taking train vacations after I retire in a couple years.

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:51:52am
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Timothy Watson  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:53:07am

Blood of tyrants, etc.

An employee of the National Firearms Museum accidentally shot himself during a training session on Thursday.

Fairfax County police said in a statement that the incident happened about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum on Waples Mill Road in Fairfax. They said the man was holstering a pistol during firearms training when it went off.

wtop.com

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:53:43am

Dirty Solar

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:54:31am

dailykos.com
Shock Upset in the Making as GOP Admits Kansas Should Not Be in Play

Strange things are happening all over Donald Trump’s America, but I have to admit, I never thought we’d see this come to pass: Republicans are fretting over Tuesday’s special election for Kansas’s 4th Congressional District, a dark red seat encompassing Wichita that they should never have had to worry about. But here they are.
Goal Thermometer

On Thursday, Politico reported that the NRCC was parachuting in with a last-minute ad buy of almost $100,000—which goes a long way in a cheap state like Kansas—to attack Democrat James Thompson, a civil rights attorney and Army veteran, and prop up the Republican candidate, state Treasurer Ron Estes.

Why? Reporter Elena Schneider explains that local Republicans “are fretting that Estes’ margin is closer than expected.” Wow! One unnamed GOP consultant even says, “Kansas should not be in play, but Kansas is in play.”

(more at Daily Kos)

Trump won this seat by a huge margin.

If you know someone in KS-4, tell ‘em to get out and vote.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 7:54:35am
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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:00:24am

Today’s Wise Words

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EmmaAnne  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:01:25am

re: #217 goddamnedfrank

Yeah I don’t think it’s even a contest, Bannon is the overtly racist asshole alkie uncle the family barely tolerates at Thanksgiving dinner. He’s the kind who quickly wears out his welcome, whereas Kushner like you said is Trump’s daughter’s boy toy. And despite the abyss of his qualifications Jared probably looks like a genuine fucking genius compared to Trump’s sons Uday and Qusay, who given the principle of nepotistic sycophancy in operation are the only two cretins Jared actually ever has to appear better than.

I notice even his nepotism is sexist as hell. Ivanka gets a title but is apparently just his minder in meetings. Tiffany doesn’t exist. Maybe she needs to get married?

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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:05:03am

re: #394 EmmaAnne

Already got that covered.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Teukka  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:08:15am

re: #375 Birth Control Works

Shameless Pages Post —really needs to be read by all.

Both men and women don’t address this issue.

I second the suggestion to read.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:10:03am

bbl

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:11:12am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:12:44am

re: #394 EmmaAnne

I notice even his nepotism is sexist as hell. Ivanka gets a title but is apparently just his minder in meetings. Tiffany doesn’t exist. Maybe she needs to get married?

I suspect Tiffany wants no part of that shitshow. Plus, I don’t think she and daddio are on the best of terms.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:14:28am

he’s awake and blathering

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:18:11am

re: #392 Birth Control Works

I’d buy that shirt if I thought I could get away with it without being killed around here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:19:35am

this is sad

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:19:40am

re: #400 Backwoods_Sleuth

You know, he would have done himself a favor and not mentioned the trade comment. But no, Trump has to trip over his own feet and ruin a perfectly legitimate “attaboy” moment.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:20:19am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is he wearing glasses?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:21:21am

re: #404 wheat-dogg

Is he wearing glasses?

yep

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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:21:34am

re: #404 wheat-dogg

Is he wearing glasses?

He’s 71. Of course he’s wearing glasses. He’s just to vain to be seen wearing them in public.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:22:37am

re: #405 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep

It is as I suspected. Old man refuses to wear glasses in public, which explains some of his behavior dealing with reading speeches.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:22:47am

Did SNL make fun of him last night about not being able to read?

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Skip Intro  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:22:48am

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:25:11am
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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:25:14am

re: #360 Nyet

It was predictable.

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I am thinking the mental gymnastics an alt-righter must go through daily would be enough to drive the most stable psychiatrist crazy should they try to get a grip on their thinking.

I am still trying to get over the earlier posting of Farrakhan given credit for hating on Kushner. They hate both, but they can change their position in the hierarchy of hate as needed on a daily hater basis.

Truly some really F’d up people.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:27:05am

Because I’ve been so busy today with school stuff, I’ve stayed off Twitter. Got loads more stuff done as a result.

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:28:25am

re: #363 Birth Control Works

Just to make it clear —I am getting confused on the issue.

Russia is NOT our ally.

yes or no

With the Trump in charge, we may soon not have any political allies.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:33:04am

re: #360 Nyet

Sweet JC and the apostles! When I see CENSORED like that, makes me wish for a pandemic to spread and take those fools out…

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:35:20am

re: #362 I Would Prefer Not To

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:38:13am

re: #378 Birth Control Works

That face is just begging to be whacked with a custard pie!

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ObserverArt  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:38:37am

re: #383 Birth Control Works

NBC accused of being ‘sexist’ after replacing Rachel Maddow with Brian Williams to cover Syria missile incident

I wonder if the higher ups wanted Rachel to make the attack a big thing and support Trump and Rachel knew right off it was a wag-the-dog-and-pony show.

I watched some of her last night, and nothing she said about the attack made it “beautiful.” In fact she was right in line with many of the Lizards from Thursday night through yesterday.

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:41:49am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought it was Michael Caine or Sally Jessie Raphael

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:43:25am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

April 9 is the anniversary of the fall of Bataan, the largest number of American troops captured in one event in the USA. National Former POW Day is established to recognise the tribulations that former POWs and their families go through after they return.

It is not to be confused with POW/MIA Day in September (first noted by President Carter in July, then eventually moved to September by President Reagan).

The history of the convoluted nature of the two days (and the Presidential proclamations surrounding each can be found here):

bataancampaign.wordpress.com

(Takes off Village Flag Committee Chairman hat)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:43:55am

Has Trump been in Florida all week??

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EmmaAnne  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:45:21am

re: #395 Skip Intro

Already got that covered.

littlegreenfootballs.com

Ugh! Curse you!

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:46:41am

re: #420 Eclectic Cyborg

Has Trump been in Florida all week??

Only since Wednesday.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 8:55:47am
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ipsos  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:00:52am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:03:11am

Know Your Enemies—The Mercer Family—Bankrollers of Breitbart, Brexit, Bannon, Milo, Rage Furby and other Right Wing Slime!

Guilty of Treason!
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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:08:51am

This made me laugh out loud.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:08:57am

re: #402 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is sad

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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:11:12am

re: #206 Dave In Austin

We have to start thinking about what kind of world we’re going to leave behind for Keith Richards.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:12:35am

re: #428 mmmirele

We have to start thinking about what kind of world we’re going to leave behind for Keith Richards.

He and Betty White will be doing shots as the Sweet Meteor of Death arrives.

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:13:47am
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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:23:07am

re: #244 Dave In Austin

Wendell, I guess the new Maricopa County Sheriff is going to do away with Tent City. I’ll bet Joe is pissed…

I think ex-Shurf Joe has more to worry about right now than Tent City. He’s facing trial on the criminal contempt charge on April 25, his main attorney Mel McDonald had to leave the case for unspecified ethical reasons that required him to drop his representation of Arpaio. Legal watchers I know think it’s because Arpaio’s defense was going to be to get on the stand and lie, lie, and lie some more, McDonald knew he was going to lie, and professional rules of ethics say lawyers can’t knowingly represent someone who is lying. Whatever it was, Judge Bolton let him go this week.

Arpaio’s current attorney Mark Goldman, who has been on the case for a few weeks (but who is no stranger to Arpaio’s shenanigans) has asked for a delay in the case because the start of the case will interfere with an already-planned bar mitzvah. (No, I am not kidding.) This is just one of several attempts to throw something at the wall, ANYTHING, to see if anything sticks and the judge delays the case. So far, this hasn’t worked, Judge Bolton is still set to try him with no jury* on April 25, but there’s another hearing on some more motions on April 12.

* Yes, that was one of the previous delays. Arpaio’s attorneys argued Joe should be entitled to a jury. However, the maximum sentence on this charge is six months in jail, so no jury is required, per the judge. I think she wants to see this case over with before Joe dies of old age.

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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:28:43am

re: #262 Anymouse

One of the first cases that Neil Gorsuch will hear in his position is the case of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church preschool suing the Federal government because it won’t pay to pave their playground.

My atheist tax dollars at work, with a church attempting to use them to pay for their religious facilities.

The church insists it is a deprivation of a public service, and that the use of the playground is not religious in nature.

kansascity.com

(long article, includes the information the church provides on why funding a church facility is not a violation of separation of church and state)

This kind of grifting irritates the everloving shit out of me. No, I do not want my tax dollars paving the playground at the LCMS preschool. Nor at Wiccan circle preschool, or at the Muslim day school just around the corner from my office over in Tempe. I am an equal opportunity offender—my tax dollars should not go to ANY religious institution, even ones I might support! It just opens too many cans of worms to count, and trying to shove those worms back in would be a herculean task.

I see the Alliance Defending Freedom is helping this grifter church out. If they weren’t housed in a soulless office park backed up to the 101 freeway in Scottsdale, I’d picket those asshats just on general principles.

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:31:48am
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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:34:49am

re: #314 freetoken

I use PIA on occasion, but I often find using an VPN degrades service, and the PIA software can be problematic on a Mac.

You know, I was kind of wishing for a solution that wasn’t a VPN but rather threw out random junk for the ISP to hoover up. Instead of no data, give them data that is much less valuable because it’s junk data. A girl can dream, right?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:36:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:37:22am
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:37:45am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:41:40am
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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:44:27am

Gosh. I wonder who Richard Spencer now supports for President…

nytimes.com

I’m not surprised…

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:47:30am

Ba-annon is a cu-u-u-ck, Ba-annon is a cu-u-u-ck!

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:47:53am

re: #439 Joe Bacon

Gosh. I wonder who Richard Spencer now supports for President…

nytimes.com

I’m not surprised…

Assad.

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darthstar  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:48:30am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:48:46am

re: #441 Nyet

Assad.

Indirectly.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:49:19am

re: #440 Nyet

Ba-annon is a cu-u-u-ck, Ba-annon is a cu-u-u-ck!

Im hoping that’s a word that does not make it into mainstream usage.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:49:39am

re: #426 darthstar

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stpaulbear  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:50:55am

re: #435 FormerDirtDart

They dress like guys who would have thought of themselves as hep cats at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:51:03am

What’s wrong with this picture?

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:51:47am

re: #434 mmmirele

You know, I was kind of wishing for a solution that wasn’t a VPN but rather threw out random junk for the ISP to hoover up. Instead of no data, give them data that is much less valuable because it’s junk data. A girl can dream, right?

There are randomisers that change profiles or randomly search Google for odd-ball terms.
addons.mozilla.org

This is one that randomly changes your profile in Firefox.

You can also use search engines such as ixquick.com, which do not keep records (and are located in Europe). A search on Ixquick will tell your ISP nothing other than yo went to Ixquick.

Ultimately, it’s an arms race, and if you want to defend your privacy you have to fight the FCC, Congress, your ISP, and your own browser (Better Privacy for Firefox shows all the different trackers that are attached to getting a Webpage. Huffington Post is exceptionally guilty for attaching trackers. LGF only has a couple (Google Analytics, &c).

Using Better Privacy, as long as you’re willing to wait to reload pages, you eventually learn exactly which scripts to approve on a page and which to disallow. (I permit all scripts to run here because I like Mr. Johnson.)

Better Privacy also blows up so-called super cookies.
addons.mozilla.org (Better Privacy add on for Firefox)

And of course, simply shutting your browser when you aren’t using it and actually logging out of Websites means such advert tracking across Websites is harder. (I always close my browser unless I am actually using it.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:55:13am
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:57:06am

re: #431 mmmirele

re: #432 mmmirele

You have a talent for writing in an entertaining way about topics that are otherwise anything BUT entertaining.

I see the Alliance Defending Freedom is helping this grifter church out. If they weren’t housed in a soulless office park backed up to the 101 freeway in Scottsdale, I’d picket those asshats just on general principles.

May they find an office next to your favorite food and or beverage purveyor.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 8, 2017 • 9:59:46am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:01:38am

Let’s not bicker, and argue about ‘oo killed ‘oo. This is supposed to be a happy occasion!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:04:30am
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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:05:25am
Gabbard on if Assad deserves blame:
“There’s responsibility that goes around. Standing here and pointing fingers does not accomplish peace.”

Well, you know that pesky Trail of Tears can’t be blamed solely on Andrew Jackson, standing here and pointing fingers does not accomplish peace.

Well, you know that pesky Holocaust can’t be blamed solely on Adolph Hitler, standing here and pointing fingers does not accomplish peace.

Tell me again why this person isn’t either a magic balance fairy media pundit or a Republican politician?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:08:44am

If Bannon truly is out, or on his way out, that’s good news for humanity.

Still, I must confess a certain level of ambivalence. It’s possible that Trump, under the influence of Ivanka and Jared, might be turned into just a really bad President, instead of a catastrophically awful, apocalyptically bad President. This would reduce the likelihood of a 2018 wave, and retaking the WH in 2020.

But we’d be more likely to survive to see 2020.

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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:18:08am

Look how much better everything was in Jan. 2016:

/trawling for an upding from Bear. Hi Bear!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:18:36am

re: #455 Blind Frog Belly White

If Bannon truly is out, or on his way out, that’s good news for humanity.

Still, I must confess a certain level of ambivalence. It’s possible that Trump, under the influence of Ivanka and Jared, might be turned into just a really bad President, instead of a catastrophically awful, apocalyptically bad President. This would reduce the likelihood of a 2018 wave, and retaking the WH in 2020.

But we’d be more likely to survive to see 2020.

I have already resigned myself to a second DT term…

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:20:34am
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:21:25am

re: #457 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I have already resigned myself to a second DT term…

From ambivalence to despair.

I’m hoping for the destruction of the Republican Party out of this. As we know it today. (Reform may still be possible…)

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:22:36am

re: #455 Blind Frog Belly White

If Bannon truly is out, or on his way out, that’s good news for humanity.

Still, I must confess a certain level of ambivalence. It’s possible that Trump, under the influence of Ivanka and Jared, might be turned into just a really bad President, instead of a catastrophically awful, apocalyptically bad President. This would reduce the likelihood of a 2018 wave, and retaking the WH in 2020.

But we’d be more likely to survive to see 2020.

Unless the whole Jared & Ivanka thing snowballs into such a horrid embarrassment that his numbers crater even further. Bannon wasn’t exactly liked by most people, and had no govt experience, but at least nobody thought he ‘d gotten the job through nepotism or because Trump was incestuously fixated with fucking him.

Jared & Ivanka have no idea what they’re doing, they cosigned off on the worst atrocities of Trumps first few months and there’s zero reason to believe they’ve modified his positions in any way. Sidelining Bannon and attacking Assad are also already having the effect of demotivating Trump’s most hardcore supporters up to this point, the alt-right. Continuing to put the country’s issues in the hands of Trump’s totally unqualified eastern elite Jewish son-in-law is NOT going to repair the growing rift with his overtly racist base.

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William Lewis  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:22:42am

re: #345 A Mom Anon

chj8XWIqAQsJElc4wB8/LK+rO8v+fsUB0GJrb/oUDkpBjnSMGDICqgxjuJjsf2reCTFEdpn3knRaaXLPrH+g0dxC2miUBarnSyTlJQ7NOhGyCVQVE1GG4LHS7iBSaSd0vdiIGgKbv2Ac0J9ZxYpRmG7xk+U23cRsnrK5LO1R9UsRMz3oXsgO2gayu2DtH92zuwGi5Qj9IXNPa4Gsz2ximWgr9FgOEEMaEH2yuUKR0wBReK2FE9rFI5pyQqpgEBnmuG07yEpxUAz6tB5LYQXwx4UdgdL6YOHwcpnUk4gnlkr8wd2zdtkW6WofmvtkBqhauq4ks82GcWJzEwi2atGmpBsxGxFamv+AwI2boc8jRaE3j0HpX+Cifhtf7SuW5Nnq

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:22:43am

re: #456 wrenchwench

*endless loop*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:22:50am

re: #459 wrenchwench

From ambivalence to despair.

I’m hoping for the destruction of the Republican Party out of this. As we know it today. (Reform may still be possible…)

Assume that the Press is still going to continue to fail to do its job…

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:27:39am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Assume that the Press is still going to continue to fail to do its job…

Ah but the Press is doing it’s job! Repeating the latest Republican Party talking points!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:28:00am
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mmmirele  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:28:56am

re: #450 wrenchwench

You have a talent for writing in an entertaining way about topics that are otherwise anything BUT entertaining.

Why, thank you! Part of my day job is to write generally boring investigative reports about technical system issues at an evil too big to fail bank. There’s just no way to bring funny into a report that is going to be read by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Speaking of the evil TBTF employer and the OCC, a friend of mine passed this along yesterday:

The most senior bank examiner for Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) has been removed by a U.S. regulator in the wake of the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal, people familiar with the matter told Reuters this week.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the lead regulator for national banks, stripped the examiner, Bradley Linskens, of his supervisory powers within the last two weeks, said three sources, who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

reuters.com

I wonder if this is regulatory capture at work here or if something else is going on. It’s curious.

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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:28:59am

re: #463 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Assume that the Press is still going to continue to fail to do its job…

That would create a vacuum which would get filled somehow. There’s money in it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:32:48am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:35:49am

re: #468 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Vietnam.

There may have been a few incidents where returning soldiers were spat on or called ‘babykillers’, but since they were for the most part draftees, of the same age as the protestors, I don’t think there was as much of this as the Right wants us to believe.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:37:10am
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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:38:32am
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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:39:10am
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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:40:18am

Wasn’t one of the BS arguments against HRC anti-“dynastic”?

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:41:04am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:42:11am

re: #471 Charles Johnson

This is the normalization of corruption. Everyone’s seen just how bad a WH largely run by Bannon can be, so now by comparison being run by Jared and Ivanka seems good. But you’re right - it’s still bad. And we as a nation used to understand that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:42:45am

re: #474 Nyet

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Willing to bet he made false claims about his scores, on those other days.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:43:14am
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Citizen K  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:43:31am

I’m this close to writing off my generation politically again. It really feels like outside of careful self-selection, millennials are coming out either overwhelmingly and depressively conservative, or just straight on full Berniac with virtually no inbetween left. And considering how much overlap is there, they may end up functionally more outright conservative than the previous two generations at the rate it seems to be going.

The only saving grace seems to be the PoC slice of the generation, but that’s well on its way to being marginalized and well stripped of its voices, so who the fuck knows anymore.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:44:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:45:11am

re: #473 Nyet

Wasn’t one of the BS arguments against HRC anti-“dynastic”?

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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:46:12am

re: #473 Nyet

Wasn’t one of the BS arguments against HRC anti-“dynastic”?

Why yes it was. And those Berniebots and Jillshills fell for that bullshit!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:46:46am
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:47:27am

re: #470 Backwoods_Sleuth

[“Lunch Shaming”]

There are districts in which there were so many who qualified, they made it free for all the kids.

Starting this fall [2014], automatic free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students at lower income schools.

That means parents don’t have to fill out meal applications.

“It makes it definitely easier for parents, it relieves any anxiety a parent might have over filling out that application and putting their financial information on there,” said Swift.

It’s called the Community Eligibility Provision.

School districts will use information from assistance programs like SNAP to qualify for federal funding to pay for meals.

“It qualifies basically the whole school to get meals at no cost,” said Swift.

It’s going to have a big impact on New Mexico.

For example, right now 48 Albuquerque public schools get free meals through a similar program. But, the new approach will add another 23 schools to that list.

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:47:42am

re: #479 Charles Johnson

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:49:16am
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Joe Bacon  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:49:18am
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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:52:14am

re: #469 Blind Frog Belly White

Vietnam.

There may have been a few incidents where returning soldiers were spat on or called ‘babykillers’, but since they were for the most part draftees, of the same age as the protestors, I don’t think there was as much of this as the Right wants us to believe.

In addition, the VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) was a big part of the HUGE anti-war movement, and very pro-troops.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:52:42am
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Romantic Heretic  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:53:45am

re: #407 wheat-dogg

It is as I suspected. Old man refuses to wear glasses in public, which explains some of his behavior dealing with reading speeches.

Not sure he can read even with glasses.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:54:26am
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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:54:59am

Of course these folks are also ignoring the fact that Tulsi has history.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:58:42am
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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:59:43am

re: #491 Nyet

Of course these folks are also ignoring the fact that Tulsi has history.

Aside from all the bikini photos of her on search engines? /s

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Citizen K  Apr 8, 2017 • 10:59:49am

re: #473 Nyet

re: #481 Joe Bacon

You guys forget two key extenuating circumstances:

1) Hillary was a Clinton

2) Hillary was a Democrat

Both of those automatically make whatever she or her family does exponentially worse than if any Republican did it. And we’re seeing that standard play out right now as outright nepotism is normalized, because IOKIYAR is the only true law in our country, forever and anon. And nothing will ever, ever, ever fucking change that it seems

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:00:11am

re: #492 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Inorite?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:00:28am

re: #483 wrenchwench

Starting this fall [2014], automatic free breakfast and lunch will be provided to all students at lower income schools.

That means parents don’t have to fill out meal applications..

It is also cheaper to just feed everybody than to keep up with the administrative costs of figuring out who is eligible.

But this rankles people because as we all know, free lunches kill initiative and turn us all into government-dependent zombies.

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Belafon  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:00:44am

re: #477 Anymouse

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:01:16am

re: #493 Anymouse

Aside from all the bikini photos of her on search engines? /s

Maybe she can help Dems win back the WWC - White Wanking Class.
//

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:02:42am

re: #492 Backwoods_Sleuth

SE Cupp is a FOX News straw-woman idea of an atheist to pass along their pablum to.

Cupp: As an atheist, I don’t like to be proselytized, but I also went to Catholic school. But I also don’t see who a prayer circle is hurting. This makes no sense to me, and frankly… the freedom of religion clause in the First Amendment exists so that you can worship in public without fear of persecution. That’s why America exists, in fact.

It’s truly amazing how galactically stupid Cupp’s comments are, which further cement her status as the world’s worst atheist. But more than that, she’s also apparently the world’s worst conservative. Remember, this shopping mall is a privately-owned business, and yet here’s Cupp the free market conservative implying that business owners shouldn’t be able prohibit group prayers on their own private property. It’d be interesting to hear Cupp’s argument defending a group of Muslims’ “right” to pray in say, a Christian book store.

That statement was made on The View.
thedailybanter.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:06:27am

re: #499 Anymouse

SE Cupp is a FOX News straw-woman idea of an atheist to pass along their pablum to.

That statement was made on The View.
thedailybanter.com

There is a reason many people refer to her as “Sippycup”.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:07:25am

re: #468 Backwoods_Sleuth

Once said something similar to a young lady who called me a war monger for reading a book on military history.

Young woman? If I was reading a book on cancer would you assume I was in favour of that?

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wrenchwench  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:07:59am

re: #496 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is also cheaper to just feed everybody than to keep up with the administrative costs of figuring out who is eligible.

But this rankles people because as we all know, free lunches kill initiative and turn us all into government-dependent zombies.

New Mexico and Mississippi are government-dependent zombies. We could go farther up with the list.

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Anymouse  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:08:12am

re: #500 Backwoods_Sleuth

There is a reason many people refer to her a “Sippycup”.

LOL. I haven’t heard that one before.

I’m going to have to hit the rack. It’s well past sunrise (it’s past noon) in mythical Mountain Time Zone.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:14:51am

Time to kill this thread, and send everyone upstairs…
//

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Nyet  Apr 8, 2017 • 11:17:14am

re: #504 FormerDirtDart

Time to kill this thread, and send everyone upstairs…
//

[Embedded content]

Clearly Sharia goats forcing us kaffir to pray!

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BeachDem  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:36:20pm

re: #460 goddamnedfrank

Unless the whole Jared & Ivanka thing snowballs into such a horrid embarrassment that his numbers crater even further. Bannon wasn’t exactly liked by most people, and had no govt experience, but at least nobody thought he ‘d gotten the job through nepotism or because Trump was incestuously fixated with fucking him.

Jared & Ivanka have no idea what they’re doing, they cosigned off on the worst atrocities of Trumps first few months and there’s zero reason to believe they’ve modified his positions in any way. Sidelining Bannon and attacking Assad are also already having the effect of demotivating Trump’s most hardcore supporters up to this point, the alt-right. Continuing to put the country’s issues in the hands of Trump’s totally unqualified eastern elite Jewish son-in-law is NOT going to repair the growing rift with his overtly racist base.

I’ve also seen no indication that Jared and Ivanka are any less venal, crooked or selfish than dear old dad. I still say that the enemy of my enemy is not my friend—just another enemy to keep my eye on.

I think normalizing Ivanka and Jared as the yam’s “good angels” is a tremendous mistake.

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BeachDem  Apr 8, 2017 • 12:42:15pm

re: #471 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Jared and Ivanka are able to speak truth to power without fear of suspect motives

A. Who says they speak truth?
B. Who says they don’t have suspect motives?

The whole article is a giant bag of bollocks.


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