The Bob Cesca Show: Lando Calrissian’s Co-Pilot

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Lando Calrissian’s Co-pilot: The lovely and talented Jacki Schechner joins us for the hour; We rip apart Trump’s horrendous interview with Maria Bartiromo; Chocolate cake and unmanned cruise missiles; Trump is amazed by things; Trump’s obsession with wires; The White House plans to kill Obamacare by sabotaging it; Trump lied about troops going into Syria; Rex Tillerson was hired because his name is Rex; Jeffrey Lord says Trump is the MLK of healthcare; and more.

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292 comments

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:16:14pm

Thought for the day: Trump supporters are so deranged they would probably cheer if he bombed LA.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:17:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:18:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:19:02pm

White House abruptly cuts live feed as reporters ask Trump questions

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:19:49pm

I hope he doesn’t get an approval bump from this either…although maybe if he did it would lower the possibility of him dropping a nuke.

Just so fucked up. He’s like a 7 year old playing Battleship.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:20:21pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:20:29pm

The gigantic bomb we dropped today cost us $16 million. And the entire program to develop and build them has so far cost $314 million.

But yeah, let’s gut all of America’s social programs and environmental protections to give the military more trillions of dollars.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:21:08pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope he doesn’t get an approval bump from this either…although maybe if he did it would lower the possibility of him dropping a nuke.

Just so fucked up. He’s like a 7 year old playing Battleship.

I bet he cheated at Battleship as a kid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:21:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:22:24pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:22:30pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“A tremendous difference”

Yeah, way more dead civilians!

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gwangung  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:22:42pm

re: #9 Backwoods_Sleuth

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More collateral damage, more civilian deaths, more allies death, more recruits for ISIS.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:22:54pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:23:36pm

So much bombing we’ll be tired of bombing…

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scottslemmons  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:24:36pm

Speaking of Star Wars…

A Tribute To Carrie Fisher + Star Wars: The Last Jedi BTS Footage [HD]

Got pretty verklempt…

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:25:24pm

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

This guy has the “moron label” in his profile, so he’s almost certainly hopelessly brainwashed.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:26:22pm

Weapons of Mass Distraction

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:31:17pm

re: #12 gwangung

More collateral damage, more civilian deaths, more allies death, more recruits for ISIS.

More hatred for America from all over the world.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:32:07pm

re: #15 scottslemmons

Speaking of Star Wars…

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Video

Got pretty verklempt…

Sigh.

Thanks for posting.

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Franklin  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:33:25pm

re: #15 scottslemmons

Speaking of Star Wars…

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Video

Got pretty verklempt…

Welp, now I know what me and my girls will be crying about watching tonight.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:34:32pm

re: #16 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

Obama carried out a ton of bombings and military actions. Yes, he also got a Nobel Peace Prize (which I still think was undeserved at the time). These are not incompatible positions to take, especially when the President’s job is to keep the nation safe from foreign and domestic threats.

Obama got bin Laden. He got Awlaki. He got a whole boatload of al Qaeda number 2 guys. He got a boatload of IS fighters too, but all that gets ignored by right wingers who still think Obama is a super secret Muslim Kenyan.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:34:42pm

re: #18 ObserverArt

More hatred for America from all over the world.

We earned that hatred in the 50s and 60s. The far-right has brought back something horrific that we had been moving away from. They refuse to grow out of the awful old-ways that will make civilization a dead-end if they’re not marginalized.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:35:52pm

old tweets for every occasion:

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:37:44pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

old tweets for every occasion:

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:40:18pm

These fuckers were lining up in support of Wikileaks back when they were dishing dirt on Clinton and the DNC, but now? Oh, they’re going too far. They’re a hostile actor.

Guess Pompeo saw the intel that suggests that there’s a lot more to the Russia-Trump connections? Or perhaps the intel community has mugged Pompeo with a dose of reality.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:41:35pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:41:37pm

re: #25 lawhawk

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These fuckers were lining up in support of Wikileaks back when they were dishing dirt on Clinton and the DNC, but now? Oh, they’re going too far. They’re a hostile actor.

Guess Pompeo saw the intel that suggests that there’s a lot more to the Russia-Trump connections? Or perhaps the intel community has mugged Pompeo with a dose of reality.

The Deep State has dirt on everyone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:42:16pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:43:27pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:44:19pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Uh-huh…

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nines09  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:45:30pm

re: #28 Backwoods_Sleuth

Casinos in Ontario and Quebec pushed the states bordering them to open casinos. Canada legalizes and it’s only a matter of time. Which is a damn good thing.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:47:23pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

I’d be quite skeptical, especially as it goes to confirmation bias.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if this turns out to be true, but I’d hold off on popping any champagne over this.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:47:45pm

re: #31 nines09

Casinos in Ontario and Quebec pushed the states bordering them to open casinos. Canada legalizes and it’s only a matter of time. Which is a damn good thing.

Trump/Sessions: BUILD A WALL!!!!

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Birth Control Works  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:48:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:48:09pm
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nines09  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:48:15pm

re: #33 lawhawk

CURRENT MOOD……..

Barrington Levy - Murderer

Back to the yad.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:49:10pm

re: #30 Timothy Watson

The source is usually reliable

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:49:21pm
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:49:27pm

re: #29 gocart mozart

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Really hoping this is true. The Trumps seem to be the kind of people who think laws don’t apply to them, and now they’re much more high-profile than they were due to Donny’s narcissism and poor judgement. That should result in prison terms.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:49:53pm

re: #38 lawhawk

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It’ll be America’s military again as soon as they make a big mistake.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:49:54pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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Already seeing results.

*** Oops. Link in post 43.

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:51:29pm

re: #21 lawhawk

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Obama carried out a ton of bombings and military actions. Yes, he also got a Nobel Peace Prize (which I still think was undeserved at the time). These are not incompatible positions to take, especially when the President’s job is to keep the nation safe from foreign and domestic threats.

Obama got bin Laden. He got Awlaki. He got a whole boatload of al Qaeda number 2 guys. He got a boatload of IS fighters too, but all that gets ignored by right wingers who still think Obama is a super secret Muslim Kenyan.

Don’t forget those Somalian pirates, from way back in the early days.

Obama got it right more often than not.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:51:37pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

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Already seeing results.

ft.com

An air strike by the US-led coalition mistakenly killed 18 members of a rebel militia that Washington backs in the fight against Isis in Syria.

The Pentagon said that the strike hit the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of the city of Tabqa on Tuesday after another US partner in the conflict told it that Isis militants were in the area.

“The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position,” the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:51:59pm

Don’t hold back Parker

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:56:30pm

re: #25 lawhawk

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Franklin  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:56:38pm

re: #44 gocart mozart

Don’t hold back Parker

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Well, she’s not wrong :)

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:57:20pm

re: #46 Franklin

Well, she’s not wrong :)

I really wish she was.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:57:50pm
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piratedan  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:59:06pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

but yeah, that was before Pompeo got a look at the dirt under the bed, how was he to know that his soon to be boss was a treasonous bastard?

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 12:59:22pm

re: #46 Franklin

Don’t hold back Parker

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Well, she’s not wrong :)

I wasn’t criticizing, i was applauding.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:01:14pm

When Trump won the election, after my week of panic and deep mourning, I asked the husband what he felt was going to happen with Trump.

“Oh, he’ll go play with his new military toys and let Paul Ryan and Bannon and others of his advisors run the domestic policy front. He’ll sign whatever they give him as long as he gets to play with his new toys that make a big boom.”

Weeks later, I reminded him of that, and said, “Yeah, you nailed it. Thank God Paul Ryan can’t control his people.”

“People can’t govern that think the government shouldn’t exist. Now Trump is going to start jettisoning advisors.”

Waiting….

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:02:46pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:04:48pm

From a friend’s FB wall…

Blow them mother fuckers up Mad Dog!! God bless America, the country with a leader who has a spine again!

As if inherentresolve.mil hasn’t been a thing for a few years now.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:07:00pm

re: #53 GlutenFreeJesus

From a friend’s FB wall…

As if inherentresolve.mil hasn’t been a thing for a few years now.

Wingnuts think psychopaths “have spines” and intelligent compassionate people do not. It’s all part of being horrible throwbacks to a dark time in our past. You should tell the poster to go fuck themselves.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:12:46pm

re: #31 nines09

Casinos in Ontario and Quebec pushed the states bordering them to open casinos. Canada legalizes and it’s only a matter of time. Which is a damn good thing.

Only a matter of time for pot legalization AFTER Jeff Sessions is no longer AG.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:13:43pm
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Birth Control Works  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:14:37pm

Still battling the flu —it’s all my head, literally.

sinus, ears, headache.

going back to the recliner.

have a great day all!

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:14:52pm

More from Claude Taylor…

Man, I’d settle for taking out the Trumps, but if Rudy is collateral damage it’ll be like freakin’ Christmas.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:15:51pm

re: #55 ObserverArt

Only a matter of time for pot legalization AFTER Jeff Sessions is no longer AG.

I hope so, but we thought we were just about there in the 70s, until reactionary forces dragged us back into their destructive war on politically-incorrect drugs. It didn’t help that Carter’s drug czar was caught doing coke at a high-times party. It was nice to have a drug czar that understands drugs for a change instead of a reactionary blockhead, but this was very poor judgement.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:17:20pm

re: #57 Birth Control Works

Still battling the flu —it’s all my head, literally.

sinus, ears, headache.

going back to the recliner.

have a great day all!

Please take care because I’ve been fighting flu since last Tuesday!

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:17:52pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:18:21pm

re: #59 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I hope so, but we thought we were just about there in the 70s, until reactionary forces dragged us back into their destructive war on politically-incorrect drugs. It didn’t help that Carter’s drug czar was caught doing coke at a high-times party. It was nice to have a drug czar that understands drugs for a change instead of a reactionary blockhead, but this was very poor judgement.

I’m going on the fact that several states have legalized and even more have gone with medical marijuana. That’s quite the advancement since the 70s.

States rights…damnit!

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:18:33pm

re: #58 makeitstop

More from Claude Taylor…

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Man, I’d settle for taking out the Trumps, but if Rudy is collateral damage it’ll be like freakin’ Christmas.

What we need is the Mother of all Busts. Rudy, Christie, Trump, Manafort, Page, Flynn, Pence, the whole shitpile.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:19:25pm

re: #54 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

I guess this took no spine at all!

cnn.com

Obama last strike kills over 100 al Qaeda in Syria

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piratedan  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:20:20pm

re: #63 darthstar

I’m just hoping that there is someone with the balls to actually press charges or if these fuckers all get to leave in shame, but fully whole financially.

I want them fucking broken for thinking that they had the right to seize power this way.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:20:23pm

re: #61 Kragar

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:20:39pm

re: #63 darthstar

What we need is the Mother of all Busts. Rudy, Christie, Trump, Manafort, Page, Flynn, Pence, the whole shitpile.

That would be a very big bomb right on the Trump administration.

Let’s drop it!

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:22:00pm

re: #63 darthstar

What we need is the Mother of all Busts. Rudy, Christie, Trump, Manafort, Page, Flynn, Pence, the whole shitpile.

It could happen. They all got exceptionally greedy and over-reached.

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nines09  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:22:09pm

re: #55 ObserverArt

DC has completely decriminalized weed. You can “buy” with a donation. You can have it delivered. Matter of time…DC Mary Jane on Craigslist

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:24:29pm

So, completely OT but since it is Friday for me:
a little while ago I had an annoyingly persistent earworm: the “Hogan’s Heroes” theme. I am quite happy that my current persistent earworm is considerably higher-class:

Albert King-Born Under A Bad Sign

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:27:41pm
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Major Tom  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:30:10pm

I’ll just go back to the basement from which I came.

His name is Syub Snunb
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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:30:43pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:31:49pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:31:55pm

What should we make of this?

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:32:37pm

re: #63 darthstar

What we need is the Mother of all Busts. Rudy, Christie, Trump, Manafort, Page, Flynn, Pence, the whole shitpile.

I would not shed a tear if the Trump spawn were caught up in a RICO investigation either.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:33:04pm

Is David Clarke “pro-life”?

Jennifer Jawson had been in jail for more than a week when she learned her unborn baby’s heart wasn’t beating.

It was December in Milwaukee, and Jawson had been arrested on a suspected probation violation and jailed while the court sorted things out.

Eight months and three weeks into her pregnancy, she faced the very real possibility of giving birth to her baby in jail, according to court documents. So the medical staff worked out a routine: Everyday they’d connect her to a fetal monitor and listen for her baby’s heartbeat.

All was well on Dec. 2, a day after she was booked into the Milwaukee Criminal Justice Center. Medical staff wrote that the baby had “strong fetal heart tones.” But things went downhill from there, according to a claim against the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, a precursor to an $8.5 million lawsuit. The 35-year-old says jail officials didn’t give her the proper medication during her week in jail.

washingtonpost.com

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stpaulbear  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:33:16pm

re: #48 gocart mozart

New Deadly Sonic Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

See Scientists Play.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:34:15pm

re: #76 gocart mozart

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:34:53pm

re: #79 stpaulbear

New Deadly Sonic Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

See Scientists Play.

But is it good eating?

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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:36:15pm

re: #80 gocart mozart

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It wasn’t that long ago he was a lobbyist for a terrorist organization, the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, which is anti-regime.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:36:43pm
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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:40:03pm
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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:40:06pm

re: #83 Kragar

My dream fight is Donald Trump vs the US Department of Justice.
On the undercard:
Invanka vs DOJ
Jared vs DOJ
Don Jr. vs DOJ
Rex Tillerson vs DOJ
Jeff Sessions vs any state AG

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:43:08pm

re: #84 lawhawk

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:49:10pm

re: #80 gocart mozart

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Rudy a self serving hypocrite? Shocker.//

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:52:35pm

Wasn’t Coulter registered to vote in multiple states?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:53:13pm

re: #88 Dr. Matt

Wasn’t Coulter registered to vote in multiple states?

Believe so.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:54:23pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

ThinkProgress ✔ @thinkprogress
After hyping itself as antidote to fake news, New York Times hires extreme climate denier thkpr.gs
4:15 PM - 13 Apr 2017
57 57 Retweets 48 48 likes

What the hell is the New York Times’ problem?

They seem to be all over the place…

Oh wait. Being all over the place means you don’t want to write the truth, you want it both ways so you can keep all kinds of readers.

And their subscriptions have gone up with people thinking they were on the right track. Looks like they want to publish everything they see and hear and leave it up to their readers to figure out what is truth and what is garbage. That’s not good.

One way to fix the problem…start threatening those subscriptions.

It’s not strict yellow journalism. But it is a form of yellow as in cowardly.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:57:07pm

re: #83 Kragar

Can we get Eisenhower as the special guest referee?

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:59:40pm

I can’t wait to see the cognitive dissonance from the wingularity when Trump issues pardons for his kids even in the face of massive evidence of criminality.

Draining the swamp starts at home.

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 1:59:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:02:19pm

re: #93 darthstar

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What a childish dick.

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Nyet  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:08:05pm

Ummm…

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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:08:51pm

re: #94 HappyWarrior

What a childish dick.

I just don’t understand assholes sometimes. Is this some kind of thing?

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Major Tom  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:09:11pm

re: #83 Kragar

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b.d.  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:10:07pm
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darthstar  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:14:05pm

re: #96 Nyet

Ummm…

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Is Louise Mensch a twitter troll, someone who knows what she’s talking about, a Putin puppet, or some other kind of internet celebrity?

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:15:54pm
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electrotek  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:16:01pm

re: #100 darthstar

Is Louise Mensch a twitter troll, someone who knows what she’s talking about, a Putin puppet, or some other kind of internet celebrity?

She blindly blames Russia for everything and considers it the root of all evil.

She even tried to blame Russia for that 17 year old kid in Oslo the other day.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:17:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:25:07pm

re: #102 electrotek

She blindly blames Russia for everything and considers it the root of all evil.

She even tried to blame Russia for that 17 year old kid in Oslo the other day.

Believe I heard she tried to say Putin killed Breitbart.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:25:25pm

re: #97 darthstar

I just don’t understand assholes sometimes. Is this some kind of thing?

It goes with the alt-right territory.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:28:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:29:16pm

re: #106 Stanley Sea

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McMaster may be the most sane and forward thinking member of Trump’s team so of course Cerno wants him out.

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stpaulbear  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:30:13pm

My favorite headline over at Wapo right now:

CNN pays man to call President Trump the ‘Martin Luther King of health care’

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:32:32pm

There are no words to express how sickening it is to see people like Mike Cernovich and Jim Hoft actually connected to the White House. This is SO FUCKED.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:33:45pm

re: #108 stpaulbear

My favorite headline over at Wapo right now:

Lord may be the worst Trump ballsucker of them all and man Trump has a lot of bad ones.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:34:13pm

re: #109 Charles Johnson

There are no words to express how sickening it is to see people like Mike Cernovich and Jim Hoft actually connected to the White House. This is SO FUCKED.

Alex Jones and CCJ too. But hey Bill Ayers!

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Nyet  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:34:59pm

re: #100 darthstar

Is Louise Mensch a twitter troll, someone who knows what she’s talking about, a Putin puppet, or some other kind of internet celebrity?

Probably a mentally ill person.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:37:47pm
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Cheechako  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:38:30pm

I keep wondering if dtrump could define the word “superlative”?

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:39:09pm

re: #111 HappyWarrior

Lord may be the worst Trump ballsucker of them all and man Trump has a lot of bad ones.

I think there is a great word for them.

syc*o*phant
ˈsikəˌfant,ˈsikəfənt/
noun
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
synonyms: yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up

“I thought you wanted a competent assistant, not a nodding sycophant”

Sycophants…all of them.

And their motivations are beyond wanting favor, they also see Trump as giving them license to be evil arch conservatives with nasty agendas.

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nines09  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:40:39pm

Sanity and Competence last met in an upscale eatery on the south side….After cocktails and a few friends sharing stories, the couple was last seen exiting the establishment after a text to Competence that seemed to frighten her. As they exited, a taxi pulled up and they both entered. They have not been heard from since. There are no signs of foul play. Both apartments remain untouched except for what appears to be hurried packing..Friends related the look on the face of Competence as she read the text as one of fear…or sadness…. Sanity looked at it and seemed to be consoling her, even as he tried to not appearing to do so…

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:47:27pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:50:39pm

re: #115 Cheechako

I keep wondering if dtrump could define the word “superlative”?

su*per*la*tive
1. Fabulous, world class, yuuuuuge, the best

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:52:19pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:53:34pm

re: #114 gocart mozart

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Hamid ain’t fucking around.

This is the ex-President of Afghanistan, a favorite of the Bush Administration, basically calling for war with the United States.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:55:00pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:55:18pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 2:57:59pm

Damn, Trump is getting pummeled by the cartoonists.

Good. Maybe like comics, cartoonists and other artists (musicians, writers, fine artists…) can get the point across unlike some of the other media.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:00:12pm

re: #124 ObserverArt

Those are mostly British.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:01:45pm

Didn’t realize tht if you copy/paste the twitter link it puts the whole page up.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:09:34pm

re: #113 Nyet

Probably a mentally ill person.

Louise strikes me as both moderately to severely obsessive-compulsive and desperate to reinvent herself. The lady’s a hot mess.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:10:03pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:11:56pm

re: #128 gocart mozart

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Soledad is following 293 thousand Twitter accounts. Her feed must just be a fucking blur.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:12:46pm

Trump tweets mashed with New Yorker cartoons

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bratwurst  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:14:22pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:17:16pm

This is objectively a great song even if she sucks as a journalist

Joey Ramone - Maria Bartiromo

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(alpuz)  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:18:22pm

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

A tweetnado?

not sorry.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:22:15pm

re: #132 gocart mozart

agreed.
also dee dee once handed me a towel.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:22:39pm

re: #131 bratwurst

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:23:19pm

but of course…

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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:24:37pm

Oh the fun he’ll have

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:25:27pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

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Oh the fun he’ll have

hope the kitchen fixes up a lot of interesting meals for him…

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Whack-A-Mole  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:29:12pm

It would be great to catch the Trumpkins and Giuliani in a RICO case but unless the case tagged Pater Trump as well, it’d all be for naught. He’d just whip out his pardon pen and business would just continue as usual.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:34:05pm
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Nyet  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:35:22pm

Good old times when the alt-left and the alt-right were whining about Clinton being the “War Party” candidate.

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retired cynic  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:35:57pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

All of them, Katie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:38:46pm

Never know what you will see during one’s lunch break in St. Louis

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:39:38pm
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ThomasLite  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:40:56pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

The gigantic bomb we dropped today cost us $16 million. And the entire program to develop and build them has so far cost $314 million.

But yeah, let’s gut all of America’s social programs and environmental protections to give the military more trillions of dollars.

Yeah, no. Not really. Program cost of $314M US divided by the initial run of twenty gives a unitary cost of $16M US. Even by the simplest reckoning it’s not “… cost us $16 million. And…” - that’s already in the program cost.

Also, with just an initial production run of twenty units (since it turned out the Iraq war went a lot smoother than the AF was counting on/hoping for), it’s a safe bet that the overwhelming majority of that program cost was spent developing/testing the buggers, not building the actual stockpile.
Frankly if a run of another 50-100 of the things would cost more than $2-3M a pop I’d be surprised (wouldn’t even surprise me too much if production in any sort of decent volume would hit a six figure pricetag per pop).

Is Trump goofing around with massive ordnance? Yup. Keep in mind though, those operations against AQ targets in Afghanistan are legitimate, necessary support of an allied nation which has largely been ongoing for some time. Also, more conventional JDAM weapons aren’t exactly free, either - and neither are flying hours on the planes delivering those. A bunch of those plus a whole bunch of f-16/f-18 flights (keep in mind, c-130’s are pretty economical, certainly by payload weight!) aren’t going to be cheap either.

Bottom line: Yes, he’s grandstanding. Nope, I’m not happy with that either. But this is hardly the waste of tax money you’re making it out to be - not even close!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:47:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:51:28pm
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Bubblehead II  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:51:52pm

Night Lizard. Been an interesting day. Good night/day

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:55:34pm

re: #131 bratwurst

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I will not read anything written by a person who once wrote:

I encouraged him through several rewrites to add more writerly detail to increase the piece’s verisimilitude.

(Shafer when he was a Slate editor, writing about a hoax article one of his peeps wrote about “Monkeyfishing.”)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:55:51pm
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MsJ  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:57:48pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2017 • 3:58:07pm

re: #142 retired cynic

You beat me to it.

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Amory Blaine  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:03:53pm

just got a pop up and redirect “lgf.com says you’re infected”.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:04:15pm

In Safari when I go to LGF, I keep getting some antivirus program popup that will not let me get away from it. In Chrome, it’s not an issue. Thoughts?

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:04:41pm

re: #153 Amory Blaine

just got a pop up and redirect “lgf.com says you’re infected”.

Same here.

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IngisKahn  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:04:51pm

Lol, sounds legit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:05:10pm
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Teukka  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:05:22pm

lgf.com times out here.

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:06:55pm

And as the yam prepares to go to war with every fucking country on earth, this is who he appoints to head the draft board:

Benton was expected to be working in the EPA but working with Scott Pruitt wasn’t working out so well. The Washington Post reported that Benton began interrupting policy discussions making weird statements so the staff began keeping him out of meetings.

Trump wanted to award (sic) Benton’s loyalty as he was an early supporter and the chair of Trump’s campaign. Benton was qualified to work at the EPA but the EPA had no desire to work with him. Trump’s solution was to give him oversight over the military draft. He’ll be the first non-military person in history to hold the position if he’s confirmed by the senate…

Benton is a sales consultant by trade.

rawstory.com
Aye yai yai.

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retired cynic  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:08:53pm

re: #152 MsJ

You beat me to it.

I don’t tweet! Glad you did!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:10:06pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:12:14pm

re: #161 goddamnedfrank

Fucked up the linked tweets, reload.

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William Lewis  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:14:32pm

Whew.

My van is pretty much dead and I need to let it just sit in the driveway till I can afford to repair it or replace it, hopefully before next winter but I’m not sure.

In the meantime, I’ve gotten my bike out of the shed, pumped up the tires, and ran around town today on it teaching me two very important facts:

1) I am atrociously out of shape

2) I need to thank god that our city is mostly level. There is only one real hill, it’s fairly gently sloped and I rarely have to go there.

I also could use a seat that isn’t quite so uncomfortable but that’s a different whine.

Ah, well, it’s good for me, right?

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:20:49pm

Charles,

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:23:00pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:23:09pm

MOAB
(Pronounced Moe-ab) It stands for Mouth On Ass and Balls.
(Also could be spelled M.O.A.B.)
“He was squealing like a little girl due to the MOAB technique she was using on him.”

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:27:31pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:29:06pm

re: #141 Nyet

Good old times when the alt-left and the alt-right were whining about Clinton being the “War Party” candidate.

The ones I know still say Hillary would be doing all of this too. I’ve heard some say Hillary wouldn’t have done a “soft” attack on the Syrian airbase, she would have blown it up and then sent in the troops.

I think the Hillary hate by some will always be there and she will be judged as the worst candidate in history no matter what. The hate is that strong.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:30:28pm

re: #145 ThomasLite

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:37:44pm
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Puss Power  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:40:56pm

re: #168 ObserverArt

The ones I know still say Hillary would be doing all of this too. I’ve heard some say Hillary wouldn’t have done a “soft” attack on the Syrian airbase, she would have blown it up and then sent in the troops.

I think the Hillary hate by some will always be there and she will be judged as the worst candidate in history no matter what. The hate is that strong.

And they’ll keep on saying it — after all, their inaction (if nothing else) helped DT, and they refuse to take responsibility for HIM. So she has to be worse.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:43:41pm
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Eventual Carrion  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:44:26pm

re: #61 Kragar

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“De-Regulatory assault” on surrounding residents will commence

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:45:41pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:47:33pm

re: #166 gocart mozart

MOAB
(Pronounced Moe-ab) It stands for Mouth On Ass and Balls.
(Also could be spelled M.O.A.B.)
“He was squealing like a little girl due to the MOAB technique she was using on him.”

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I thought that was spelled HANNITY.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:48:20pm
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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 4:59:19pm

Trump’s latest insanity is that he’s threatening North Korea if they carry out a nuclear test, or that he’d attack preemptively.

Either would abrogate the ceasefire agreement in place since 1953, and it would throw the Korean peninsula into a state of war, where the South would be at a disadvantage since major population centers would be within range of the bulk of the North’s firepower. Seoul would be within the North’s basic missile and long range artillery.

Millions of South Koreans would be at risk thanks to Trump’s actions.

The US and South Korean don’t have that kind of air defense system to intercept that many artillery rounds or missiles. Artillery is far cheaper than anti-missile or anti-artillery fire.

Throw in the millions living in Japan, and you’d have a real conflagration on your hands, and a world thrown into chaos, all because Trump thinks that dropping a few missiles or bombs makes him a know-it-all.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:02:11pm

re: #178 lawhawk

Yeah, it would do all of that but you know what it wouldn’t do?

Keep Trump from heading to Mar-a-lago for vacation after another great week.

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Weaselone  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:02:25pm

re: #171 Puss Power

And they’ll keep on saying it — after all, their inaction (if nothing else) helped DT, and they refuse to take responsibility for HIM. So she has to be worse.

It conveniently ignores that fact that even if Hillary decided that intervention in Syria was necessary, she would have done the following before attacking.
1. Gotten approval from Congress
2. Put together an international coalition

This would have taken more than 3 months, if it was even possible.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:03:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:04:04pm

Fox doing damage control:

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EPR-radar  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:04:23pm

re: #172 gocart mozart

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I think some aspects of Trump’s upcoming Excellent North Korean Adventure are easy to predict — it will be a clusterfuck.

However, it is impossible to predict the form this clusterfuck will take.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:05:03pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fox doing damage control:

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What the bejesusing fuck did I just walk into.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:07:06pm

wikileaks haz an outrage:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:08:14pm
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Timothy Watson  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:11:22pm
An anonymous Twitter account sending out anti-Semitic messages helped lead police to a Northern Virginia college student they say spray-painted swastikas and other Nazi imagery on a Fairfax County Jewish Community Center and nearby church.

Fairfax County police arrested 20-year-old Dylan M. Mahone, of Annandale, on Wednesday in connection with the vandalism that appeared at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and the Little River United Church of Christ earlier this week.

Mahone has been charged with multiple counts of felony destruction of property, placing a swastika on religious property with the intent to intimidate and wearing a mask in public to conceal his identity. Each of the felonies carries a potential punishment of between one and five years in prison, police said.

Mahone is also suspected of posting anti-Semitic flyers on a campus of Northern Virginia Community College last month, police said. Mahone attended the school for one semester, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

wtop.com

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:21:04pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:22:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:28:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:30:22pm

“If we were to try to attack (North Korea) they would virtually wipe out Seoul and 20 million people who live in Seoul.” — Leon Panetta

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:31:55pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:32:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:32:24pm

The beginning of the yam’s not good, very bad weekend begins.

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451_Montag  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:33:40pm

Jeffery Lord is on Anderson Cooper again. He is such a wanker. He’s always been a wanker, and I sure he will continue to be a wanker for the foreseeable future. A wanky little wanker, wanking in a wankery way with epic levels of wank.

I dislike him intensely

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:35:12pm

Finally got the income tax returns completed.
Will let them marinate overnight then review tomorrow before hitting the “file” button.

In the meantime, I am seriously drinking now.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:35:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:37:47pm
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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:38:07pm

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:39:04pm

re: #197 lawhawk

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Quickest way to America nuking someone? The media going all “Ooooh, shiiiiiiiny” when stuff blows up.

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:40:10pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

wikileaks haz an outrage:

Anyone knows what’s the Russian constitution first amendment? Is it similar to the USA one?

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:40:46pm

nope, nope, nope

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:41:48pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Mrs. Fish wonders why she can’t ever get me on roller coasters.

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:42:04pm

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Finally got the income tax returns completed.
Will let them marinate overnight then review tomorrow before hitting the “file” button.

In the meantime, I am seriously drinking now.

I got my crap to the accountant Tuesday—told him that if he can’t get the return finished in time, give me a ballpark figure and I’ll send a check and get an extension. He didn’t think that was going to be necessary. (Last year I was so late getting things organized that I just send a check on the 15th for a random amount that I thought would keep me out of trouble. It worked.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:42:58pm

re: #203 thedopefishlives

And Mrs. Fish wonders why she can’t ever get me on roller coasters.

That firefighter/rescue guy just walking along the track over on the left…yowser….

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:44:02pm

There’s very few to take comfort. I only hope that the rest of the world has their heads better screwed than the Trump administration.

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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:44:35pm

What the fuck is this vile shit?!? Glad I don’t watch CNN. I would’ve thrown a brick at the screen.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:44:42pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:47:48pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

That firefighter/rescue guy just walking along the track over on the left…yowser….

That’s about the point where I would call my supervisor over and be like, “Umm, LOL NOPE”

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EPR-radar  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:47:52pm

re: #206 while(1) worries++;

There’s very few to take comfort. I only hope that the rest of the world has their heads better screwed than the Trump administration.

Unfortunately, the despot ruling North Korea is one of the few world leaders who is clearly a worse fucknut than Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:48:28pm

re: #204 BeachDem

I got my crap to the accountant Tuesday—told him that if he can’t get the return finished in time, give me a ballpark figure and I’ll send a check and get an extension. He didn’t think that was going to be necessary. (Last year I was so late getting things organized that I just send a check on the 15th for a random amount that I thought would keep me out of trouble. It worked.)

Normally it’s not such a huge deal for me to get them done. Having to include a Sch C and Sch F is usually the most complicated part of the federal return.

This year I had to figure out how to deal with how to report all of the inheritance stuff, so it was just mostly a psychological thing of not really wanting to deal with it.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:48:54pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

That firefighter/rescue guy just walking along the track over on the left…yowser….

Don’t all those rides have to have access to all parts of the track for inspections and maintenance?

Access being a term for someone with guts to use the access. Yeah, not an easy job!

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majii  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:51:47pm

re: #200 thedopefishlives

“Quickest way to America nuking someone? The media going all “Ooooh, shiiiiiiiny” when stuff blows up.”

Those who are doing the Ooohing and ahhinng seem to forget that the the world of the 21st Century isn’t the world of the 19th Century. An unhinged, impulse-driven, attention-seeking U.S. president, an unhinged, power-hungry Syrian leader who is intent upon maintaining power in his nation come hell or high water, a young, unhinged, nuclear-armed North Korean leader who is salivating at the thought of using a nuke on the U.S., and a manipulative, ego-maniacal Russian president who is just itching to expand his power is not a thought that gives me ease or makes me sleep well at night. One of my biggest concerns is what happens if Trump gives the OK to fire on North Korea? The consequences are terrifying, and it would be devastating not only for persons living in the region but also for Americans, especially since Kim Jong-Un has openly expressed a desire to aim one of his nukes at the USA.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:51:51pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:53:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:55:14pm

re: #212 ObserverArt

Don’t all those rides have to have access to all parts of the track for inspections and maintenance?

Access being a term for someone with guts to use the access. Yeah, not an easy job!

Probably, but if you look over to the right, you can see the bigass extension ladder from the ladder truck and at least two more firefighters getting ready to carry people out.

I’m a retired firefighter and there’s a reason I didn’t even considered going for Firefighter III certification…that required climbing a ladder truck ladder like the one in the photo.

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majii  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:55:19pm

re: #204 BeachDem

(“Last year I was so late getting things organized that I just send a check on the 15th for a random amount that I thought would keep me out of trouble. It worked.”)

I haven’t even started on mine, but one good thing I do every year is keep all of my records in one place. Doing this allows me to pull, tally, and file online. I keep promising myself I’m going to file earlier every year, but I never do. I’ll have them completed by Saturday, though. One reason I’m not looking forward to filing my taxes is because I already know I’ll owe the IRS.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:55:41pm

re: #213 majii

You know, I always used to joke about how hilarious the thought of North Korea aiming nukes at us was. I mean, they have something like an 80% failure rate on their ICBM’s, they can’t even get their missiles to fly. But to be brutally honest, now that it’s coming to the point where nuclear war is a serious threat again… it’s not funny anymore.

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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:56:25pm

That doctor that got dragged off the plane, two of his front teeth were knocked out. United needs to buy the man a private jet.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:56:47pm

re: #219 teleskiguy

That doctor that got dragged off the plane, two of his front teeth were knocked out. United needs to buy the man a private jet.

When all is said and done, I think they just might. Voluntarily or otherwise.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:57:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:58:49pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:58:50pm

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

Ivanka Trump ✔ @IvankaTrump
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor demonstrate the vital role of women in our economy! blog.dol.gov
10:59 AM - 10 Apr 2017
938 938 Retweets 7,278 7,278 likes

Vital role to a Trump means since women are kept earning low wages, it is more profit for the company as they get away with cheaper labor.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:58:54pm

Trump sends SEAL team into Yemen in a failed raid that results in the death of ours

Trump bombs an air field in Syria, and its operational in a matter of hours

Trump drops a Moab on a mountain (bet this ends up accomplishing nothing as well)

Seems likely another MOAB won’t be enough to please him

Next? Looking for something to nuke IMO.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 5:59:31pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Trump sends SEAL team into Yemen in a failed raid that results in the death of ours

Trump bombs an air field in Syria, and its operational in a matter of hours

Trump drops a Moab on a mountain (bet this ends up accomplishing nothing as well)

Seems likely another MOAB won’t be enough to please him

Next? Looking for something to nuke IMO.

Wait, he did WHAT?! Referring to the MOAB…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:00:54pm

re: #215 The Vicious Babushka

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:01:01pm

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

Normally it’s not such a huge deal for me to get them done. Having to include a Sch C and Sch F is usually the most complicated part of the federal return.

This year I had to figure out how to deal with how to report all of the inheritance stuff, so it was just mostly a psychological thing of not really wanting to deal with it.

It’s not my strong suit. I have reached the point of paying just about everything with one credit card, which I pay off each month, so the records are handy. Just glad it was a pretty good year, so I don’t have to worry about not having the money to pay. Of course, if I did quarterly estimates as I’m supposed to, that wouldn’t be a problem.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:02:46pm

re: #225 thedopefishlives

Wait, he did WHAT?! Referring to the MOAB…

MOAB got dropped in Afghanistan earlier today

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Decatur Deb  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:03:33pm

re: #214 lawhawk

Here’s what Trump’s North Korean threat means, if he carries through with it: a massively disruptive land war in Asia.

“Never start a land war in Asia.”
L. Nimoy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:04:11pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:04:24pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:04:29pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

MOAB got dropped in Afghanistan earlier today

Fucking hell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:07:23pm

re: #232 thedopefishlives

Fucking hell.

lots of discussion about it downstairs.

And earlier in this thread: #3 Charles Johnson

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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:07:51pm

Dr. Nick as Fuckface Von Clownstick, sane people the world over as his patient.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:08:05pm

Makes sense to use the MOAB in Afghanistan too. Who is going to bother to do a damage assessment?

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:08:23pm

re: #216 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably, but if you look over to the right, you can see the bigass extension ladder from the ladder truck and at least two more firefighters getting ready to carry people out.

I’m a retired firefighter and there’s a reason I didn’t even considered going for Firefighter III certification…that required climbing a ladder truck ladder like the one in the photo.

I saw them too. I just figured the guy on the left might be with the park.

And I sincerely doubt the park would try to evacuate people down the “access” available. That would be rather harrowing.

So, firemen it would have to be.

And, I wonder what is in place at a park like Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio? They have some of the tallest coasters around. Ladder trucks might not be able to be used on some of them.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:08:23pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

lots of discussion about it downstairs.

And earlier in this thread: #3 Charles Johnson

This is what I get for being heads-down in meetings with clients and bosses as the roof caves in over my head at work. Might as well use a MOAB on our office building to get me out…

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:11:45pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:13:09pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Not to mention North Korea’s penchant for testing nukes and ICBM’s seemingly at random. No offense, but I am lucky enough to have grown up in the post-Cold War era. I’d like to keep it that way.

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:15:46pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

And this is supposed to be Holy Week.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:16:04pm

re: #240 while(1) worries++;

And this is supposed to be Holy Week.

More like Holy SHIT Week, I think.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:16:12pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

Look at the bright side. If the shitsticks decide to pre-empt our pre-emption, USFK is going to go into a tax-free status.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:16:26pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

Jesus.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:16:48pm

I really don’t see why everyone is shocked/dismayed that the US military employed a MOAB in support of operations in Nangarhar Province.
They dropped a number of Vietnam era “Daisy Cutters”, which the MOAB replaced in the US weapons inventory, back in 2001.
Both weapons were used for the same purpose, to attack cave/tunnel networks and their surrounding defenses.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:19:50pm

re: #217 majii

(“Last year I was so late getting things organized that I just send a check on the 15th for a random amount that I thought would keep me out of trouble. It worked.”)

I haven’t even started on mine, but one good thing I do every year is keep all of my records in one place. Doing this allows me to pull, tally, and file online. I keep promising myself I’m going to file earlier every year, but I never do. I’ll have them completed by Saturday, though. One reason I’m not looking forward to filing my taxes is because I already know I’ll owe the IRS.

Unfortunately I don’t have everything in one place and I haven’t started either. Once I started April 15th 8Pm and filed online by 11PM. Fortunately they aren’t due till April 18th this year.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:19:50pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart

I really don’t see why everyone is shocked/dismayed that the US military employed a MOAB in support of operations in Nangarhar Province.
They dropped a number of Vietnam era “Daisy Cutters”, which the MOAB replaced in the US weapons inventory, back in 2001.
Both weapons were used for the same purpose, to attack cave/tunnel networks and their surrounding defenses.

This is where I lose context. All I heard was, “We dropped a bunker-buster in Afghanistan.” By itself, that just tells me that Drumpf is out playing with new toys. If there’s more there that I am missing, that may change my view.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:21:30pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Lots of furious spinning and backtracking claiming that the US wouldn’t engage in a preemptive strike, but a post-test attack is still on the table.

As if that isn’t bad enough.

Trump’s off to Florida again to his Emoluments Golf Course.

So of course, Trump’s thinking he can just lob missiles or bombs at North Korea and there wont be consequences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:23:33pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

Trump or someone from the WH this afternoon (sorry, I was dealing with tax returns and can’t remember just who) said this MOAB could also be taken as a warning to NK.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:24:37pm

Sigh fucking electoral college and fucking Trump voters.

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EPR-radar  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:24:39pm

re: #246 thedopefishlives

This is where I lose context. All I heard was, “We dropped a bunker-buster in Afghanistan.” By itself, that just tells me that Drumpf is out playing with new toys. If there’s more there that I am missing, that may change my view.

IMO the key piece of missing information is where the decision-making for this was done. If this was all done by front line commanders, then it might be OK, but direct involvement of the White House makes it exceedingly likely that Trump ordered this to entertain himself and as a prelude for war in North Korea.

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Puss Power  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:24:47pm

re: #245 Hecuba’s daughter

Unfortunately I don’t have everything in one place and I haven’t started either. Once I started April 15th 8Pm and filed online by 11PM. Fortunately they aren’t due till April 18th this year.

Sent mine in earlier this week. They’re not complicated, but I knew I owed money, so I wasn’t in a hurry.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:24:48pm

re: #239 thedopefishlives

Not to mention North Korea’s penchant for testing nukes and ICBM’s seemingly at random. No offense, but I am lucky enough to have grown up in the post-Cold War era. I’d like to keep it that way.

Testing the missiles has some telltale tells - since the majority of the ICBMs have been liquid fueled, versus solid fueled.

IRBMs are also mostly liquid fueled, but the North has started testing solid fueled missiles, which don’t require the kind of setup, and therefore are more easily concealed for testing purposes.

As for the nuclear tests, there’s only a handful of places where the North can conduct these underground tests, and when the spy satellites see increased activity, they know something is about to go down. That means we also move assets into the region to test for fallout (escaping radioactive particles that can signal efficiency of the detonation or whether it was a fizzle) as well as defense of Japan and South Korea (AEGIS cruisers, THAAD, etc.)

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:24:55pm

re: #246 thedopefishlives

The target was a cave network used by the Taliban. An official explanation hasn’t been offered, but theoretically the MOAB’s massive pressure wave would move through the air of the whole cave system, killing anybody inside.

That would be a “logic” for its use, but it’s not necessarily the actual reason.

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EPR-radar  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:26:23pm

re: #253 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The target was a cave network used by the Taliban. An official explanation hasn’t been offered, but theoretically the MOAB’s massive pressure wave would move through the air of the whole cave system, killing anybody inside.

That would be a “logic” for its use, but it’s not necessarily the actual reason.

If we knew who gave the order, the reason would be much easier to figure out. But IIRC that’s one piece of information we don’t have.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:26:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:27:38pm

re: #255 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gee Jim, you don’t say.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:28:03pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart

I really don’t see why everyone is shocked/dismayed that the US military employed a MOAB in support of operations in Nangarhar Province.
They dropped a number of Vietnam era “Daisy Cutters”, which the MOAB replaced in the US weapons inventory, back in 2001.
Both weapons were used for the same purpose, to attack cave/tunnel networks and their surrounding defenses.

According to the report I was listening to while folding the laundry, the MOAB was appropriate weaponry given the terrain and the target; it was the military that made the decision and not Trump. It’s up to them to determine the right tools; they then informed the civilian authorities of the decision. It appears not to be anything outrageous; let’s see if it was actually effective.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:29:29pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

No. :(. Such awful news.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:30:18pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

What. What?! No…

Oh no. I’m sorry. We were all close to her, but for those who were closest, so devastating.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:32:18pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

I am devastated to hear this news. May her soul rest in peace and my sympathy to all her family and friends, both in the real world and online.

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Brian J.  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:32:56pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

Gee Jim, you don’t say.

He’s hoping for leniency at the New Nuremberg Trials. I guess he’s no longer as confident in the new thousand-year Reich as he was six months ago.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:33:24pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

No words.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:34:11pm

CL really was the best of LGF. Kind, intelligent, funny, and offering her own unique perspective on this crazy world of ours. She’ll be missed.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:34:16pm

re: #246 thedopefishlives

This is where I lose context. All I heard was, “We dropped a bunker-buster in Afghanistan.” By itself, that just tells me that Drumpf is out playing with new toys. If there’s more there that I am missing, that may change my view.

That’s the thing too, the MOAB isn’t a “bunker buster” by design. It’s primarily designed to engage large surface target areas using extreme over pressure. Employing it in the valleys of Nangarhar Province would increase it’s effectiveness against caves/tunnels. Which is why back in 2001 they dropped similar weapons in the same general area.
Also, it could be advantageous psychologically. It’s pretty terrifying for those being attacked, and highly motivational for those prepared to enter the area after the attack. The motivation is a big deal in my mind, because it’s Afghan forces being sent in to clear the area.

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:35:05pm

re: #264 Blind Frog Belly White

How terribly sad. May she rest in peace.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:36:54pm

re: #266 FormerDirtDart

Apologies for the confusion in terms. I appreciate the education.

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Brian J.  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:37:06pm

re: #204 BeachDem

I got my crap to the accountant Tuesday—told him that if he can’t get the return finished in time, give me a ballpark figure and I’ll send a check and get an extension. He didn’t think that was going to be necessary. (Last year I was so late getting things organized that I just send a check on the 15th for a random amount that I thought would keep me out of trouble. It worked.)

As a member of the profession in question, we wish more people had your attitude. A lot of people expect their tax bills to be wiped away by us instantly.

(Also, you do have until the 18th this year.)

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:38:10pm

re: #268 thedopefishlives

Apologies for the confusion in terms. I appreciate the education.

Hey, it was the media that confused you, nothing for you to apologize about

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:38:50pm

re: #269 Brian J.

It takes me a couple of hours just to do a simple 1040 + state and file it, with all the information at hand. A full-time accountant with multiple cases, some of significantly greater complexity, would logically take more time. I just don’t understand how people can look at stuff like this and assume it’s magic.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:40:06pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

Awwww…no!!!

I was wondering where she has been…and I was a bit worried.

R.I.P. CL.

You will be missed.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:40:08pm

Been a tough day for losses. First the owner of my favorite sportsball team who I felt a kinship with since his uncle and my great uncle went to the same university together and served in WWII as chaplains and now CL. It doesn’t matter how old you get. Saying goodbye is never easy.

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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:46:28pm

Fuck 2017 with a big rubber dick.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:46:31pm

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

Damn.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:48:54pm

re: #238 Shiplord Kirel

Over a TEST? WTF is wrong with these people? This is either goofball media garbling some half ass comment, or we have decision makers who literally know nothing about the 70 year history of nuclear weapons and coping with the nuclear threat.

Is it a coincidence that Trump apparently wants to goad the N. Koreans into lobbing some missiles into Seoul about the time Pence visits Korea? Inquiring minds want to know.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:49:52pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

Fuck 2017 with a big rubber dick.

Unlike celebrity deaths, which - while sad - are usually just an “aw, shit” moment and we move on, this one is personal. As personal as it can get without actually knowing her in person.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:50:19pm

re: #277 thedopefishlives

Unlike celebrity deaths, which - while sad - are usually just an “aw, shit” moment and we move on, this one is personal. As personal as it can get without actually knowing her in person.

Yep.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:50:21pm
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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:50:41pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

Yes indeed.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:51:01pm

re: #279 The Vicious Babushka

The Dude: That’s just, like, your opinion, man.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:51:23pm
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TedStriker  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:55:03pm

re: #253 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

The target was a cave network used by the Taliban. An official explanation hasn’t been offered, but theoretically the MOAB’s massive pressure wave would move through the air of the whole cave system, killing anybody inside.

That would be a “logic” for its use, but it’s not necessarily the actual reason.

Correct….a thermobaric bomb.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 13, 2017 • 6:55:25pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2017 • 7:00:57pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 13, 2017 • 7:08:00pm

I don’t want to pollute CL’s thread with my existential thoughts, but her passing has me wondering about the modern concept of a legacy. CL was a fearless, tireless online advocate of her religion, and well-respected among us certainly. Her death has moved us all. But yet, she met very few of us, if any, at least in the traditional term of “meeting”. The online age has completely redefined what it means to meet someone, to know someone, even to love someone. It’s … deep.

Aaaaand I’m crying again. Damn it. Again.

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2017 • 7:22:00pm

re: #269 Brian J.

As a member of the profession in question, we wish more people had your attitude. A lot of people expect their tax bills to be wiped away by us instantly.

(Also, you do have until the 18th this year.)

My philosophy is I’m good at what I’m good at, but I know my limitations. I feel I’ve done well if I don’t have to go back to his office multiple time with additional receipts and forms. I am also the treasurer of our condo assoc. and didn’t realize that the HOA is considered corporate and has to file in March. He (my accountant) called me to tell me he’d gone ahead and filed an extension. So—not only a good accountant, but also an excellent caretaker!

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teleskiguy  Apr 13, 2017 • 7:42:34pm
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CleverToad  Apr 13, 2017 • 8:04:24pm

re: #34 Birth Control Works

My son’s pediatrician recommended this vaccine at age 14/15, and you bet we opted for it. He whinged about the three shots, but he’s got the protection.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 13, 2017 • 8:18:55pm
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Puss Power  Apr 13, 2017 • 8:30:35pm

re: #290 FormerDirtDart

Making it up as he goes along. We are so screwed.

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Teukka  Apr 14, 2017 • 2:47:29am

re: #258 Unshaken Defiance

A page for CuriousLurker, Rest In Peace.

Awwwww shite!

re: #274 teleskiguy

Fuck 2017 with a big rubber dick.

Uh-huh. “Annihilator” sized or bigger.

Also, obligatory fitting music: Chopin “Funeral March” - Sir Henry Wood’s orchestration


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