A Gorgeous Performance on 12-String Harp Guitar: Alex Anderson, “Weeping Willow”

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I keep thinking about how much we’ll miss CuriousLurker, her ferocious intelligence, and her passionate commitment to finding the truth no matter where the search led. Here’s another beautiful piece dedicated to her memory.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:14:23pm

Charles, I’m sorry my link caused you so much grief-I vehemently disagreed with Sully as well for his Clinton derangement syndrome and pinning the blame for her loss solely on her. He’s just a Tory twat who’s friends with another fucking Tory twat, Niall Ferguson, who I hate with a red hot passion for his use of counterfactual arguments to prove his points that are totally worthless. I listened to his Reith lecture series on BBC World Service two years ago, and I wanted to strangle him because he was so wrong-he’s a historian, not a financial expert, yet he claims to be-a classical Dunning-Kreuger failure. Worse, Ferguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities. He writes and speaks about international history, economic and financial history, and British and American imperialism. He’s married to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a radical Islamophobe in her own right.

I really pity the poor students at Harvard who have to be subjected to the ravings of this upper class Tory twit.

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b_sharp  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:14:48pm

She was loved by many.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:24:51pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:25:49pm

Yes, I went there.

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nines09  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:30:13pm

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:35:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:37:41pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

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I’ve always been wary of Sully since he had a role in that crazy CT about Palin’s son. God knows I don’t like Sarah Palin at all and think her a particularly vile person but still.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:42:26pm

re: #7 HappyWarrior

I’ve always been wary of Sully since he had a role in that crazy CT about Palin’s son. God knows I don’t like Sarah Palin at all and think her a particularly vile person but still.

The enemy of my enemy may be a complete asshole.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:43:18pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:43:37pm

re: #8 Blind Frog Belly White

The enemy of my enemy may be a complete asshole.

Ha yep!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:46:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:47:40pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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Ivanka cares about what’s good for Ivanka. She’s going to be paid well, she’s going to have access to BC, etc.

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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:48:12pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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Though there is a certain amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the wingnuts about the shocking liberal influence of Ivanka and Jared.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:48:16pm

Dr. Lawrence Krauss found Bigfoot!

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Jay C  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:50:21pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

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Wow! What’s the water-level difference there? 25-30 feet?
Only problem is no one knows for sure what the precipitation patterns are going to be in CA in the future; no guarantee the drought won’t come back….

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b.d.  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:50:40pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

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LOL, winguts were conned on repealing obamacare, staying out of Syria, naming china a currency manipulator, locking her up, not telling enemies what they are fixin to do, etc. etc. etc.

never has such a bunch of gullible dumbasses won an election….

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b.d.  Apr 15, 2017 • 6:59:39pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

Yes, I went there.

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Sean Spicer after a staff meeting…..

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:02:58pm

This was either done on a closed course or it was clandestine (highly illegal, usually results in arrest for trespassing and reckless endangerment, and a lifetime ban from the ski area).

Instagram

These count as tricks right? 🤔 haha Another rad day with @gage.trujillo and @paxonalexander thanks for the 🎥!
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@goodvibesjewelry @yobeat @zionsnowboards #jerry #brighton #chairlifts

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:06:37pm

re: #7 HappyWarrior

I’ve always been wary of Sully since he had a role in that crazy CT about Palin’s son. God knows I don’t like Sarah Palin at all and think her a particularly vile person but still.

Happy don’t get me started about that Tory Queen. I will NEVER forgive that liar for leading the disinformation about Hillary’s health care proposal in the New Republic. That liar is the person responsible for releasing that monster Betsy McCaughey on the body politic by publishing her lies in The New Republic. Thanks to that asshole, my parents lost their home thanks to doctor bills that spiraled out of control when my Mom was disabled.
And his total embrace of Charles Murray and The Bell Curve gladly legitimized racism in the Republican Party.

And let’s remember how Sullivan joined the Four Horsemen of the Clinton Impeachment—Michael Kelly, Tim Russert, Maureen Dowd and Tweety Matthews. Sullivan gladly engaged in a Clinton trashing contest with the despicable Dowd.

He’s just a disgusting misogynist.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:07:17pm

I was finally able to find the NYT piece that CL had to my NY Daily News piece on that Trump person and his run for NY Governor. littlegreenfootballs.com

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:08:33pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:10:24pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:10:43pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

This is so dangerous. The second the rider leaves the chair the haul rope whips, which could cause it to derail. And that endangers everybody sitting on the lift.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:11:27pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

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This is 2003 all over again and the Corporate Press is endlessly beating the war drums…

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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:13:26pm

re: #24 Joe Bacon

This is 2003 all over again and the Corporate Press is endlessly beating the war drums…

They need eyeballs on their programs. Nothing does that like a good war.

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b.d.  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:14:51pm

re: #24 Joe Bacon

This is 2003 all over again and the Corporate Press is endlessly beating the war drums…

Yep, Assad is the new Saddam and Kim Young One is the new Commie Domino.

This nation has the attention span of a goldfish

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Interesting Times  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:17:28pm

re: #24 Joe Bacon

This is 2003 all over again and the Corporate Press is endlessly beating the war drums…

And if I were to say what I think of them for doing so, it might run afoul of LGF site rules. For now, I’ll tone it down a touch and recommend they write the word MOAB on an extra-large dildo and shove it up the same place from where they pull their commentary.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:26:42pm
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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:32:04pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Wow I just discovered this is not just a gay atheist wedding in Texas. It is a VEGAN gay atheist wedding in Texas! Once per galaxy?

In Texas, we call it Saturday.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:33:23pm

re: #21 goddamnedfrank

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Of course they are; war is great for ratings.

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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:33:24pm
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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:34:30pm

re: #31 jaunte

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People can be such jerks.

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whitebeach  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:40:57pm

Charles, thank you for this musical tribute to CL. It’s maybe the best that can be. And I can’t imagine anyplace else this could happen.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:46:07pm

I’ll never read Andrew Sullivan again. He’s a white trash piece of shit.

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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:49:23pm

In other news, I almost entirely missed the War on Easter. Apparently Cadbury has dropped Easter from the name of their eggs, and schools aren’t making sure that all their students celebrate Easter with Christian symbols like rabbits.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:54:13pm

That’s a 2013 article. Has there been war on Easter commentary this year?

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:55:57pm

I sent Andrew Sullivan an email. Once upon a time I gave him $20 for his website The Dish. I was younger and more foolish then.

Subject: You lost a reader you Tory fuck.

I’m ashamed I ever gave you money to run a website. I will never read another word you write again. You’re privileged white trash. You should get a job in the Trump administration, you’d be a good man to advance white nationalism in the United States.

Fuck off, wanker.

Charlie Vogel

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Skip Intro  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:56:51pm

re: #36 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That’s a 2013 article. Has there been war on Easter commentary this year?

Of all the times for O’Reilly to take a vacation!

Damn the luck!

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Kragar  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:57:03pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:00:03pm

Gorgeous.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:03:56pm

Charles good choice of music.
Ya know I’m still gonna post like CL is gonna read it… She made a permanent imprint on how I think of things.

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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:04:41pm

re: #36 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That’s a 2013 article. Has there been war on Easter commentary this year?

Should have checked the date, but yeah, I’ve seen some whining about Cadbury eggs as well as other manufacturers dropping the “Easter” from the packaging.

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Interesting Times  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:05:02pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:06:43pm

re: #41 Unshaken Defiance

Charles good choice of music.
Ya know I’m still gonna post like CL is gonna read it… She made a permanent imprint on how I think of things.

There’s a right and wrong way to post stuff on the internet. I learned from CuriousLurker the right way to do it.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:10:07pm

This @Trump_Regrets retweet is…real, I guess.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:11:23pm

And now…once and for all…we will find out who will win the ultimate standoff.

I give you…Cat vs. Baby!

(That’s my goddaughter and Max in the photo)

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Kragar  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:13:44pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:16:28pm

re: #39 Kragar

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Kragar  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:17:24pm
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jaunte  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:20:38pm

re: #47 Kragar

March 6, 2017:

“…Cernovich is pushing for Chapman to be represented by his associate, disgraced attorney Marc Randazza. He also linked to the bounty hunting website WeSearchr, which is currently soliciting donations to Chapman’s legal defense fund. They claim to have raised over $35,000 as of this posting.”
…………
“…it appears that the pepper spray incident that occurred at the March 4 Trump rally in Berkeley — in which an elderly Trump supporter was incapacitated — was the result of Chapman haphazardly spraying the substance at the crowd.”
angrywhitemen.org

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Cheechako  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:23:15pm

re: #49 Kragar

Someone needs to remind him that no one has to vote for him.

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calochortus  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:26:00pm

Goodnight, Lizards. Hasta mañana.

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Brian J.  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:28:54pm

re: #15 Jay C

Wow! What’s the water-level difference there? 25-30 feet?
Only problem is no one knows for sure what the precipitation patterns are going to be in CA in the future; no guarantee the drought won’t come back….

There seems to be another El Nino coming this spring and summer, likely to persist for the rest of 2017, so there’s probably another wet winter coming.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:37:29pm

re: #49 Kragar

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Well I wonder what Amazon thinks of the asinine remarks uttered by ol’ Congressman Kotex?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:49:54pm

Watching SNL. Open with Alec was just ok.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 8:59:53pm

re: #50 jaunte

March 6, 2017:

Why the hell is WeSerchr allowed to continue?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:02:05pm

Spicer!!!!!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:02:48pm

re: #56 Joe Bacon

Why the hell is WeSerchr allowed to continue?

That’s a darned good question.

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Pineapple Pizza  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:07:09pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:19:56pm

That was a beautiful piece, Mr. Johnson … thank you for bringing it in as a tribute to Curious Lurker. She will be missed, but as long as one of us is here to remember her wit and intellect she will not be gone.

I was pleased to read yesterday that a person from here contacted her family to let her know of her on-line community at Little Green Footballs and how shocked and dismayed we were to hear of her sudden passing. That let them know there is a whole group of people outside the circle of family and friends they knew that are saddened by their loss as well.

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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:24:27pm

Returning for a moment to the discussion downstairs (Berkeley demonstration/antifa vs alt-right fights), it appears the final count is 21 arrests (a number of them felony assault), 11 injured, 7 requiring hospitalization. It appears that both sides took casualties — no idea how many on each.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:29:20pm
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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:32:23pm

We finally caught our cat moving (we haven’t seen him move since he wet our bed - the first time he’s ever done that) and stopped eating.

He is walking very strangely when he moves, and is still refusing to eat. We can’t get him to a vet due to the Easter weekend. We’re going to try to cajole him into eating something, and park on the porch of the vet first thing Monday morning.

Trying to hand-feed him, I managed to get him to lick a small bit off of cat-food gravy off my finger but that’s about it.

He’s still regularly using his litter box (we have this thing that uses disposable pads - something like maternity pads but bigger) - so he is still drinking water.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:32:58pm
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William Lewis  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:34:02pm

re: #61 Puss Power

Don’t you miss the old days, sometimes?

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:38:37pm

re: #39 Kragar

I’m not big on these “crowd-sourced” outings of people who do awful things - mostly because the crowd frequently gets it wrong and an innocent individual gets harassed.

(The proper way to do an amateur identification would be to give the information you find to the police, not Twitter or Facebook.)

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:40:27pm
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William Lewis  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:41:41pm

re: #63 Anymouse

Long as he’s drinking and urinating, you’re probably ok till Monday. My thoughts are with him.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:44:02pm

A daily guinea pig picture for Aminah … I realise Easter is not one of her holidays (it’s not one of mine either) but it is cute …

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:48:27pm

re: #6 teleskiguy

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Sadly, I’m part of the y’all. Completely given up on him and Maher.

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retired cynic  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:50:51pm

Today was an interesting day. People / special friends / came from both coasts and in between to memorialize my husband, who passed away 12/30/16. It was the Best Potluck Ever, and stories were told, movies were shown, and the weather was absolutely perfect: sunny, breezy, spring flowers and trees in bloom. A day of joy for a special man. I am exhausted, but it is a good tired.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:51:06pm

re: #48 FormerDirtDart

And boy, does he ever look superior.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:52:03pm

re: #26 b.d.

Yep, Assad is the new Saddam and Kim Young One is the new Commie Domino.

This nation has the attention span of a goldfish

I don’t recall Saddam having Russian forces assisting him in his various nefarious activities. This is a much higher stakes game.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:52:14pm

JoeMyGod has some info, video, and pictures from today’s Nazi wilding in Berkeley:
joemygod.com

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:54:04pm

re: #71 retired cynic

Today was an interesting day. People / special friends / came from both coasts and in between to memorialize my husband, who passed away 12/30/16. It was the Best Potluck Ever, and stories were told, movies were shown, and the weather was absolutely perfect: sunny, breezy, spring flowers and trees in bloom. A day of joy for a special man. I am exhausted, but it is a good tired.

I am terribly sorry for your loss, Ms. Cynic, but am pleased to hear he had so many friends and family that remember him fondly.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 15, 2017 • 9:56:07pm

re: #35 calochortus

Rabbits are never mentioned by name in the Bible …
Christianists are so clueless.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:14:09pm

Of all the people who shouldn’t have access to nukes Trump and Kim Jong Un are right at the top of the list.

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:15:18pm

Just finished watching Night of the Lepus, featuring Janet Leigh and DeForest Kelly. I bet that must have been a depressing set. These poor people who are practically immortal between their roles in Psycho and Star Trek found themselves with supporting roles in one of the stupidest movies ever filmed.

(But I couldn’t take my eyes off it)

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Kragar  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:17:11pm

re: #76 Patricia Kayden

The rabbits were living in burrows under the hill of the crucifixion and chocolate represents the color of the wood used for the cross.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:18:54pm

re: #77 Eclectic Cyborg

Of all the people who shouldn’t have access to nukes Trump and Kim Jong Un are right at the top of the list.

I trust Gallagher with that kind of access as opposed to those two tin pot dictators.

Giphy

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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:21:19pm

re: #63 Anymouse

We finally caught our cat moving (we haven’t seen him move since he wet our bed - the first time he’s ever done that) and stopped eating.

He is walking very strangely when he moves, and is still refusing to eat. We can’t get him to a vet due to the Easter weekend. We’re going to try to cajole him into eating something, and park on the porch of the vet first thing Monday morning.

Trying to hand-feed him, I managed to get him to lick a small bit off of cat-food gravy off my finger but that’s about it.

He’s still regularly using his litter box (we have this thing that uses disposable pads - something like maternity pads but bigger) - so he is still drinking water.

Even if it’s just for the weekend, I’d keep closer track of what he’s drinking, especially since he’s diabetic. You can get water down him (if necessary) with an eye dropper and throat massage.

I hope things work out for him.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:24:04pm

re: #81 Puss Power

Even if it’s just for the weekend, I’d keep closer track of what he’s drinking, especially since he’s diabetic. You can get water down him (if necessary) with an eye dropper and throat massage.

I hope things work out for him.

I’ll keep that in mind. I can’t tell if he’s really drinking water or no.

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retired cynic  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:25:15pm

re: #82 Anymouse

I’ll keep that in mind. I can’t tell if he’s really drinking water or no.

Diabetic cats will urinate a LOT, and can dehydrate in a hurry. Keep getting fluids in him as best you can.

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while(1) worries++;  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:28:57pm

Beautiful son, and beautiful tribute to CL.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:29:06pm

re: #83 retired cynic

Diabetic cats will urinate a LOT, and can dehydrate in a hurry. Keep getting fluids in him as best you can.

My wife says she’s seen him drink some water in the last couple days, but I have not.

I put down just now some half-and-half for him … he looked at it but ignored it.

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retired cynic  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:34:03pm

re: #85 Anymouse

My wife says she’s seen him drink some water in the last couple days, but I have not.

I put down just now some half-and-half for him … he looked at it but ignored it.

He is trying to quit on you. It might be an infection somewhere that can be treated fairly easily, or it might be more serious. Keep the fluids going, and good luck!

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:36:18pm

re: #86 retired cynic

He is trying to quit on you. It might be an infection somewhere that can be treated fairly easily, or it might be more serious. Keep the fluids going, and good luck!

It turns out we don’t have an eyedropper. Felix keeps moving away every time I put the cream near him; the last time he jumped up on the bed, where he is now.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:38:12pm

re: #71 retired cynic

Today was an interesting day. People / special friends / came from both coasts and in between to memorialize my husband, who passed away 12/30/16. It was the Best Potluck Ever, and stories were told, movies were shown, and the weather was absolutely perfect: sunny, breezy, spring flowers and trees in bloom. A day of joy for a special man. I am exhausted, but it is a good tired.

I joined a grief counseling support group about a month after my husband passed away. It was the only way I could cope with the loss; the women in the group bonded and we have remained good friends in the years since.

Your celebration of your spouse’s life is the best memorial to have.

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retired cynic  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:40:40pm

re: #87 Anymouse

It turns out we don’t have an eyedropper. Felix keeps moving away every time I put the cream near him; the last time he jumped up on the bed, where he is now.

Do you have a new piece of sponge you can soak up water with, and squeeze it into his mouth? Sometimes you need to get inventive. If you make it through this crisis, ask the vet for a 12 cc syringe you can put chicken broth or water in, and gently squeeze it into his mouth. If he is used to milk, you can use some, but it can curdle if he doesn’t keep his mouth clean, and if he isn’t used to it, you can really upset his intestinal flora! (Definitely not a vet, but with a farm that hand hundreds of cats over the decades.)

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:40:45pm

I feel like a thug to my cat … my wife and I just forced some cream down him. He is not a happy camper right now.

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whitebeach  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:41:04pm

re: #71 retired cynic

Today was an interesting day. People / special friends / came from both coasts and in between to memorialize my husband, who passed away 12/30/16. It was the Best Potluck Ever, and stories were told, movies were shown, and the weather was absolutely perfect: sunny, breezy, spring flowers and trees in bloom. A day of joy for a special man. I am exhausted, but it is a good tired.

(((((RC)))))

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:43:08pm

re: #89 retired cynic

Using a syringe … bingo … we have a bunch of syringes … just cut off the needle and we’re good to go.

Thank you for the idea, Ms. Cynic. This is why I keep you on the payroll. /s

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Joe Bacon  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:44:33pm

re: #78 SteveMcG RN

Just finished watching Night of the Lepus, featuring Janet Leigh and DeForest Kelly. I bet that must have been a depressing set. These poor people who are practically immortal between their roles in Psycho and Star Trek found themselves with supporting roles in one of the stupidest movies ever filmed.

(But I couldn’t take my eyes off it)

Get the RIFFTRAX!

Best of RiffTrax Night of the Lepus

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:45:54pm

My wife just took him to his water dish, and he is going to town drinking water. I hope that’s a good sign.

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retired cynic  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:48:01pm

re: #94 Anymouse

My wife just took him to his water dish, and he is going to town drinking water. I hope that’s a good sign.

It is! Chicken bouillon is salty and a bit of that might encourage water consumption.

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BeachDem  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:53:01pm

re: #47 Kragar

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And lookie here:

(Sorry if already posted—I’m behind on the thread)

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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:55:38pm

re: #94 Anymouse

My wife just took him to his water dish, and he is going to town drinking water. I hope that’s a good sign.

Good sign. And if he’s drinking from one source, you’ll know how much he’s getting. :)

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:55:45pm

re: #96 BeachDem

And Twitter allows them to stay on their platform because Freeze Peach.

My wife gave the cat some half-and-half via syringe.

She says she’ll pass on giving Felix chicken bullion (something like gold bullion but made with chickens) because the high salt content might dehydrate him more.

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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 10:57:38pm

Lots of cats are lactose intolerant, so you might want to stick to water.

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Kragar  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:06:55pm
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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:09:59pm
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Puss Power  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:23:02pm

And on that note, good night.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:28:14pm

LOL -

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Ubiq  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:30:17pm

re: #63 Anymouse

We finally caught our cat moving (we haven’t seen him move since he wet our bed - the first time he’s ever done that) and stopped eating.

He is walking very strangely when he moves, and is still refusing to eat. We can’t get him to a vet due to the Easter weekend. We’re going to try to cajole him into eating something, and park on the porch of the vet first thing Monday morning.

Trying to hand-feed him, I managed to get him to lick a small bit off of cat-food gravy off my finger but that’s about it.

He’s still regularly using his litter box (we have this thing that uses disposable pads - something like maternity pads but bigger) - so he is still drinking water.

I feel your pain. Our cat had a weight crash and almost went down to 4 lb last month Our vet told us that the cat had basically given up on food, and the lethargy would kill her if we didn’t get more appealing food in front of her. Since then she’s gone to twice daily wet food portions, and that’s been enough to get her eating, as well as to get her to the point where she’s energetic, engaged and moving around again.

The deeper prognosis on our part was a thyroid problem that has a solution. Hope that you get a prognosis at least that easy to deal with on Monday.

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teleskiguy  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:43:16pm

It’s Easter Sunday. I’m bringing on the weird.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 11:48:36pm

re: #104 Ubiq

Our cat has been eating wet-food ever since he was diagnosed with diabetes. That said, he would get wet-food as “treats” before that diagnosis (though not the diabetic variety of food).

Felix has been putting on weight since he started getting insulin (he once weighed 23 pounds but was down to eight - he is up to about 14 now).

He sure doesn’t look like a happy camper right now. A thorough (but somewhat uniformed, since I’m not a veterinarian) examination by me did not reveal anything obvious like an injury or bad teeth or such.

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teleskiguy  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:01:27am

Happy Easter.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:04:51am

Well, I figured out why the temps are in the upper fifties in my house … the wind blew out the pilot light in the furnace.

Our 1930’s furnace is a first-class pain to relight … BRB

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:46:11am

re: #96 BeachDem

Oh goodie…WeSearchr actively soliciting funds used to incite criminial acts. Of course, nothing will happen ‘cuz Daddy and his hooded friend running the DOJ will make sure that these guys won’t see any Federal action because these (cough)Patriots(cough) white nationalists/racists are just lettin’ their feelings be known.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:51:08am

Well, it took me all this time to get the pilot light lit on my furnace. (A Signature brand made for Montgomery Ward.) I still can’t get the damn thing to work in the “on” position though; we allegedly have a gas appliance maintenance plan on our gas bill, so I’m guessing if I can’t get this thing running we’ll be calling the gas company (though the cat is more important at the moment).

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:57:33am

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

Oh fer chrissake, North Korea has continually threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the US ever since they got their first successful successful bomb working. Since their current delivery vehicles have such a spectacular reliability record, yes we should be concerned.

/+∞

Now South Korea and Japan, OTOH, that’s a big issue. And unfortunately, China doesn’t have all that much soft power to wield against the Juche-following Grandson.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:03:37am

re: #111 Eric The Fruit Bat

Regrettably for us, for Marmalade Pinochet all it takes is a perceived insult for him to lash out. Hillary Clinton was quite correct that it would be dangerous to have a President who could be baited with a tweet.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:07:53am

LOL, Citizens United Airlines commercial …

Citizens United Airlines

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:16:42am

re: #113 Anymouse

Using United’s theme music (Rhapsody in Blue) and tying it with Citizens United was a fucking masterstroke.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:25:00am

Well, it’s looking like I am not able to keep my furnace lit. Marvy.

I suppose I can use my gas oven to heat my house. It would be terribly inefficient, as the kitchen has only one small doorway that would allow the warm air to travel through the rest of the house.

I’m glad this is the end of winter rather than the start… .

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:33:55am

re: #43 Interesting Times

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:40:56am

re: #116 Eric The Fruit Bat

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:45:59am

thedailybeast.com
Joy Ann Reid: Trump will be disappointed. He wants to go down in history as a great man, but power does not equal great.

More at Daily Beast:

This is a tale of a political party and its prodigal president, and the moral authority they continually try to coopt from civil rights heroes.

Trump sycophant Jeffrey Lord provided the most egregious example this week when he compared Donald Trump’s brinksmanship in threatening to cancel insurer payments that give millions of Americans access to healthcare if Democrats won’t agree to help him take 20 million people’s healthcare away, to King’s tactics cajoling the Lyndon Johnson administration during the 1960s Civil Rights movement.

There is terrific irony in the attempt to link the vulgar man-child in the White House, who believes in nothing but the pursuit of loot and headlines, to a man who literally died for his belief in extending civil and human rights, including universal healthcare, to those in need. Trump, who plays war games in Syria and North Korea for media praise (or maybe madness) and King, who was exiled from LBJ’s White House over his fervent opposition to the Vietnam War don’t exist in a common universe. Mr. Lord drew the rightful scorn and rebuke of many, including CNN anchor Don Lemon and via Twitter, King’s daughter Bernice for his ignorant comments. But he is hardly alone in the brazenness with which he sought to steal the legacy of civil rights to advance right wing political priorities.

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Nyet  Apr 16, 2017 • 1:57:17am

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me is a book by the German writer Jennifer Teege (born 1970, Munich). It covers her discovery that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, nicknamed the “Butcher of Plaszow” and famously depicted in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Schindler’s List.[1] Teege was adopted and learned about her family history after reading her mother’s biography in the Hamburg library.[2][3][4]

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Kragar  Apr 16, 2017 • 2:14:19am

Current project: First attempt at an Iron Hands killteam

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 2:32:16am

Just tested Felix Randomkitty’s glucose level before giving him his insulin: 188. Yesterday it was 180. That isn’t very good (it should be the same range as a human).

The cat looks miserable.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 2:41:52am
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William Lewis  Apr 16, 2017 • 2:56:40am

re: #122 Anymouse

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Good one.

I think that my reply, were I on the twit, would be “You’re 15 days late with that one, Sonny.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 16, 2017 • 3:08:49am

re: #122 Anymouse

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“Neoliberal” these days basically means “everybody to the right of Lenin.”

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 3:25:22am

re: #124 Targetpractice

“Neoliberal” these days basically means “everybody to the right of Lenin.”

Or just “everyone who doesn’t agree with me on what ‘liberal’ means.”

My understanding of neoliberalism (I am not an economist nor do I play one on TV) is essentially the libertarian idea of economics: austerity, laissez-faire business policy, &c. In other words, not the Democratic Party.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 3:38:01am

I love the way Saturday Night Live played Steve Bannon …

Donald Trump Cold Open - SNL

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 4:32:30am

Gun Advocates Fear Armed Trump Supporters as They Escalate Threats of Violence against Progressives
rawstory.com

The writer dives into some of the small dusty corners of the gun blogosphere to read the commentary from posters.

While a whole lot of it is probably just bluster, there are enough wingnuts that someone might take such things seriously.

A friend writes, “For basically the past six months or so I’ve been trying to tell my lefty friends in so many words, ‘Hey, there are a bunch of people on the Internet who are waiting for someone to tell them it’s okay to start shooting at you.’” He became concerned when a thread at the non-political firearms-enthusiasts website he regularly follows became filled with comments in all caps referring to liberals as enemies who must be shot. Developments both online and off following Donald Trump’s election have caused me to share his concern.

In December, an author at the biggest and most explicitly non-political gun site, the Firearms Blog (its tagline is “Firearms, not politics”), recounted his experience with an outfit that offers tactical training based on the methods of the Israel Defense Forces. The moderator soon had to begin deleting comments. One that remains protested, “as if through the millennia, hundreds of nations, principalities and city-states reached the same conclusions,” and urged the curious to check out Judaism (dot) is/genocide (dot) html [that sounds like a lovely site—Any.] where one can watch the film Jewish Ritual Murder Revisited: The Hidden Cult.

Four days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a community member on a moderate firearms law site, PAGunBlog, a civil redoubt welcoming “active participation by both firearms enthusiasts and people who hate them,” described his shock from that morning’s web-surf when “a long-time commenter who I recognized as right-leaning but mostly moderate commented that ‘The Jews own and control everything in America…’ Not many months ago no one except a flaming neo-Nazi would have dreamed of expressing such an opinion, but today it seems to have become an acceptable element of our discourse. I noticed that no one replied to or castigated the comment.”

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 4:38:21am

re: #127 Anymouse

This is what I expected and it is not good. CL, VB and myself have seen this and read about it in history. I am very upset that this is happening again in my lifetime.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:04:40am

re: #128 PhillyPretzel

This is what I expected and it is not good. CL, VB and myself have seen this and read about it in history. I am very upset that this is happening again in my lifetime.

I don’t care to see it either.

As folk here are aware, I live in an extremely conservative corner of the nation. No one in my village would be dumb enough to think this uber-liberal doesn’t own firearms. (No one here is looking to shoot me, but if someone was, they would know what was up.)

In a very liberal area (where there are way more liberals than conservatives) I get the idea that conservatives are of the idea that “liberals hate guns and therefore wouldn’t own one.” (I presume there are liberals that would rather see guns all outlawed, but they are a tiny minority. The liberals I know all want them to be properly regulated and in safe hands, not the same as outlawing them.)

Also, every liberal I know (in this state or out of it) is a gun-owner. Moreover, they train with their guns: They know how to fire them safely, how to store them, how to clean and maintain them. I suspect there would be quite the surprise for someone attacking a liberal thinking he or she is a pansy-ass that is scared of guns and wouldn’t know how to use one.

Bad strategy to underestimate your opponents… .

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:24:38am

re: #110 Anymouse

Well, it took me all this time to get the pilot light lit on my furnace. (A Signature brand made for Montgomery Ward.) I still can’t get the damn thing to work in the “on” position though; we allegedly have a gas appliance maintenance plan on our gas bill, so I’m guessing if I can’t get this thing running we’ll be calling the gas company (though the cat is more important at the moment).

Do they even make replacement parts for that anymore?

My old apartment heater would get my main room toasty in less than 30 minutes. Then the apartment management company replaced all our wall heaters with “energy efficient” models that take forever to warm up. I now have a Vornado fan by the heater to move the air around and I also have a Dyson Hot electric fan that kicks in when it gets into the 40s.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:32:19am

re: #130 Joe Bacon

Do they even make replacement parts for that anymore?

My old apartment heater would get my main room toasty in less than 30 minutes. Then the apartment management company replaced all our wall heaters with “energy efficient” models that take forever to warm up. I now have a Vornado fan by the heater to move the air around and I also have a Dyson Hot electric fan that kicks in when it gets into the 40s.

I have no idea. I am going to take a look at the furnace later today to see if I can fix it. (The pilot light won’t stay lit after releasing the start button. Four likely candidates: 1) The thermocouple has bent away from the light - I had that happen before on a different furnace - fixed by bending it back into the flame. 2) The wire to the thermocouple is open. I can fix that (either by finding the open or just replacing the whole thing) 3) Thermocouple has gone bad 4) Safety shut off valve for the gas line has gone bad.

If it’s 3) or 4) I can’t fix it. As for whether parts are available, I guess I would find out.

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steve_davis  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:50:18am

re: #104 Ubiq

I feel your pain. Our cat had a weight crash and almost went down to 4 lb last month Our vet told us that the cat had basically given up on food, and the lethargy would kill her if we didn’t get more appealing food in front of her. Since then she’s gone to twice daily wet food portions, and that’s been enough to get her eating, as well as to get her to the point where she’s energetic, engaged and moving around again.

The deeper prognosis on our part was a thyroid problem that has a solution. Hope that you get a prognosis at least that easy to deal with on Monday.

“Day 10 of the Hunger Strike: finally, the insufferable wait-staff that keeps me in captivity responded to my refusal to eat by providing me with something the bag refers to as “wet portions.” This is tolerable, for the moment. Tomorrow, I’m going to take the man for a vasectomy so he can have a small taste of what life is like when someone steals your jiggly bits without your consent.”

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:51:12am

re: #131 Anymouse

I have no idea. I am going to take a look at the furnace later today to see if I can fix it. (The pilot light won’t stay lit after releasing the start button. Four likely candidates: 1) The thermocouple has bent away from the light - I had that happen before on a different furnace - fixed by bending it back into the flame. 2) The wire to the thermocouple is open. I can fix that (either by finding the open or just replacing the whole thing) 3) Thermocouple has gone bad 4) Safety shut off valve for the gas line has gone bad.

If it’s 3) or 4) I can’t fix it. As for whether parts are available, I guess I would find out.

When I was a kid back in Pittsburgh, my dad had an old Scotch Forced Air heater in our old brick house. That heater was over 50 years old. There were days when it was so cold outside, Mom made me sit in front of the heater all the time. Felt real good on cold days to have that fan blowing dry hot air on me!

Uncle Earl would fix it when it acted up with parts he could juryrig. Eventually it died, the parts were no longer available and Dad had to splurge for a new (you guessed it!) energy-efficient heater that didn’t heat as well as the old Scotch model.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 16, 2017 • 5:57:48am

re: #133 Joe Bacon

When I was a kid back in Pittsburgh, my dad had an old Scotch Forced Air heater in our old brick house. That heater was over 50 years old. There were days when it was so cold outside, Mom made me sit in front of the heater all the time. Felt real good on cold days to have that fan blowing dry hot air on me!

Uncle Earl would fix it when it acted up with parts he could juryrig. Eventually it died, the parts were no longer available and Dad had to splurge for a new (you guessed it!) energy-efficient heater that didn’t heat as well as the old Scotch model.

Energy-efficient heaters only work well in energy-efficient homes. Putting a new heating system in an ancient house that is not well insulated gives you a barely warm house.

Ask me how I know.

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jeffreyw  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:00:51am

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Good morning! First hummer of the season - Yay!

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scottslemmons  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:04:52am

Instagram

Here’s a lily of the valley for Easter.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:22:21am

re: #134 wheat-dogg

Energy-efficient heaters only work well in energy-efficient homes. Putting a new heating system in an ancient house that is not well insulated gives you a barely warm house.

Ask me how I know.

My house was built in 1914, so I assume it is as energy-efficient as any other house built then. That is to say, not at all.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:31:14am

re: #137 Anymouse

My house was built in 1914, so I assume it is as energy-efficient as any other house built then. That is to say, not at all.

Retrofitting an old house is a huge undertaking, either in time or money and usually it’s both. You’d be lucky if the house had roof insulation. Insulating the floor and walls was unheard of, and windows leaked like sieves. So, replace the old heating system with a new one just means the house feels cold, because the warmth just gets sucked out of the house. The old systems pumped out more BTUs than would be needed to whatever house they were put in, but all the extra heat made the place feel warm, even though the warm air quickly left the premises.

I plan to retire in a location where it is warm all the time. I’m done with winter.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:31:36am

re: #137 Anymouse

My house was built in 1914, so I assume it is as energy-efficient as any other house built then. That is to say, not at all.

The core of our farmhouse was built in 1870. There are holes in the rock foundation big enough for raccoons, ground hogs, etc., to crawl through; maybe that is why we also have Mississauga rattlers down there occasionally. Before we put new windows and siding in, you could feel breezes as though you were outside. Still have two squirrel families in the walls. We work at only heating the rooms we are in, when possible.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:33:12am

The Airing of Grievances continues.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:38:32am

re: #140 jaunte

Trump seems to believe he’s the only Republican who ever got a majority of EVs. Plus, he figures since he got elected he can do anything he damned well pleases, because he’s Teh Boss now.

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jaunte  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:40:53am
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:41:24am

re: #140 jaunte

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The Airing of Grievances continues.

Maybe when his team of private investigators gets back from Hawai’i he can put them on the job of hunting down the donors to the tax protests.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:41:39am

re: #140 jaunte

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The Airing of Grievances continues.

Such a pathetic delusional whiner.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:43:04am

So lemme get this straight. We can’t protest Trump anymore because the election is over but he can have his pathetic rallies to make himself feel better about being unpopular.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:46:30am

re: #145 HappyWarrior

So lemme get this straight. We can’t protest Trump anymore because the election is over but he can have his pathetic rallies to make himself feel better about being unpopular.

T’Baggers protested President Obama well after he was elected so that argument is beyond specious, to say the least.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:49:20am

As I’ve said previously, Amazon Prime members can get a free Kindle version of The Handmaid’s Tale. While rereading it, I have found many passages that are eerily prophetic, but this one deserves to be shared:

“It was after the catastrophe, when they shot the president and machine-gunned the Congress and the army declared a state of emergency. They blamed it on the Islamic fanatics, at the time.” from “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Nope, of feeling fatalistic at all…

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:58:41am

Maybe that quote is more metaphorical due to the half-wits currently in charge. The blame part isn’t.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 6:58:59am

Well, just got off the telephone with the gas company, to explain the problem with our furnace. They said they could send someone out tomorrow (but I begged off since we will likely be taking our cat to the vet), so Tuesday is the day.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:00:50am

re: #146 Patricia Kayden

T’Baggers protested President Obama well after he was elected so that argument is beyond specious, to say the least.

Exactly. And as wrong as I felt those protesters were, they had a right to do so even the idiotic birthers.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:03:32am

re: #147 Colère Tueur de Lapin

As I’ve said previously, Amazon Prime members can get a free Kindle version of The Handmaid’s Tale. While rereading it, I have found many passages that are eerily prophetic, but this one deserves to be shared:

Nope, of feeling fatalistic at all…

I have the print copy of the book. There are a lot of passages in the book that seem prophetic at the moment… . I hope that Ms. Atwood was describing a dystopia that won’t come to pass, not a handbook for conservatives to run our country.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:09:15am

re: #147 Colère Tueur de Lapin

re: #151 Anymouse

Hmm. It is possible. en.wikipedia.org

I hope this does not happen.

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Belafon  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:30:40am

Watched CBS Sunday Morning. They did a piece on Elizabeth Warren. According to them, a poll indicates that less than half of MA residents want her to win reelection.

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:31:37am

So AntiFa vs. Trump supporters in Berkeley yesterday? Anybody have a good link regarding what went down? The vids I’ve seen look pretty chaotic.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:32:49am
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freetoken  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:33:38am

The second of Dr. Jablonski’s presentations is up at youtube:

The Cost of Color: The Health and Social Consequences of Skin Color for People Today

Already some white-grievance theatre going on in the comments.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:35:06am

re: #154 (alpuz)

So AntiFa vs. Trump supporters in Berkeley yesterday? Anybody have a good link regarding what went down? The vids I’ve seen look pretty chaotic.

Assholes were being assholes. Didn’t like getting criticized. Got pushy. Then CNN reported they were all liberal Tax Day protesters. That’s what I picked up so far.

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freetoken  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:36:11am

re: #153 Belafon

Who really knows, until the actual election?

Yet I do fear that we as a nation have already become too accepting of the ugliness that fueled Trump, that we are now willing to give the hate-right legitimacy which they don’t merit.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:36:47am
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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:38:02am

re: #157 darthstar

So is ‘AntiFa’ the black mask crew anarchists?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:40:19am
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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:40:27am

For some of us with a more wry sense of humor about religion. Or maybe not religion.
Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart

Chocolate Jesus

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa- Chocolate Jesus

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scottslemmons  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:41:23am

I’m pondering whether we should keep calling them the alt-right/Nazis/Klansmen, or if we should just start calling them all Republicans.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:42:00am
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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:44:48am

And on that note, good night.
re: #164 Anymouse

If the military is building and rapidly becoming stronger, it’s thanks to Obama, as no changes have been put through by the new people. (We have yet to see whether they can pass anything, even military spending.)

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nines09  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:46:21am

re: #162 Unshaken Defiance

For some of us with a more wry sense of humor about religion. Or maybe not religion.
Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart

Chocolate Jesus

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I would pay to hear Beth Hart sing the alphabet. She’s another voice that if you get the chance to hear live do not pass it up.
Happy Easter all.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:47:07am
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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:47:10am

re: #160 (alpuz)

So is ‘AntiFa’ the black mask crew anarchists?

Your guess is as good as mine. First time seeing that term today.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:48:14am

Ah, so President Goldfinger is going to have golden easter eggs for tomorrow’s event. Is Oddjob Bannon going to flip his bowler hat at those nasty reporters?

yahoo.com

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:51:41am

Stephen King’s tweets are interesting. I’m always surprised at how pedestrian they sound. I get it, he dislikes Trump as much as the rest of us. I guess I expected better quality ridicule.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:55:36am
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:56:14am

re: #170 darthstar

If he trying to get the uncouth one to respond he has to “lower” his language because that Trump person does not have the same language skills as Mr King.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 7:58:03am
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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:00:46am

re: #172 PhillyPretzel

If he trying to get the uncouth one to respond he has to “lower” his language because that Trump person does not have the same language skills as Mr King.

I suppose. Or maybe it’s just twitter and he needs to blow off steam like everyone else.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:01:50am

Trump boasts about how much money he’s saving the taxpayer for tomorrow’s Easter Egg Roll. He made a fantastic deal via Amazon for these golden eggs!

The kids are sure gonna be amazed when they open these!
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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:01:56am

re: #168 darthstar

Your guess is as good as mine. First time seeing that term today.

The term is likely German in origin, in reference to the Anti-Fascist Action group (Antifaschistische Aktion). Quoting Wikipedia’s opening lines about the group:

Antifaschistische Aktion, Antifascistische Aktie, Antifascist Action or Antifascistisk Aktion — abbreviated as Antifa (German/Dutch/English) or AFA (Scandinavian) — is a far-left, extra-parliamentary, anti-fascist network in Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and United States of America whose stated goal is to “smash fascism in all its forms”. Some of its members are influenced by the theory of triple oppression; its members oppose sexism, racism, and classism. The point of the organization is to exchange information and to coordinate activities between local groups.

The group’s activities have included handing out flyers, organizing demonstrations, direct action, and rioting. They believe that physical aggression and violence are necessary to achieve their goals, due to the violence and aggression minority groups face at the hands of fascists and the far-right. In line with their ideology, and as a consequence of being constantly monitored by the police, the group has no central authority. This means it has a flat organization consisting of many independent groupings, without a board or leader. AFA works with other anti-racist groups all over Europe. It is also described as a heterogeneous group which in the 1940s was mostly made up of social democrats, communists, and progressive Christians.

(more at Wikipedia here)

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mmmirele  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:02:24am

Mike Cernovich claimed he was “assaulted” at the Austin tax rally. He was apparently yelling “Clinton is a rapist.”

What I got from this video was that people were very careful in their handling of Cernovich (I did not detect any Nazi slugging) and 30 years later, the Texas Capitol police are still older white guys. Some things just don’t change.

ETA: Back in the day, when a half dozen dumbass Kluxers would show up to protest at the capital in their sheets, there’d be hundreds of Austin PD police holding off thousands of howling college students and slackers. *sigh* Those days are obviously gone.

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:02:53am

Happy Springtime Celebration Day!

You know, sometimes sports does some good things. Like this…

ESPN - Jacob Jarvis, teen with muscular dystrophy, scores in Ohio St. spring game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The final play of the scrimmage wasn’t put on the script until the day before the spring game.

The featured rusher didn’t know about it until a couple hours before kickoff. All Jacob Jarvis wanted to do was get in at least one practice rep before taking the field for his debut with Ohio State.

The 17-year-old with muscular dystrophy did just fine without it, though. He took a handoff from J.T. Barrett in his wheelchair, tucked the ball under his left arm and used some head fakes to juke to the end zone and cap off the festivities Saturday afternoon in the Horseshoe with a 20-yard touchdown that launched a wild celebration around him as the clock expired.

…more of the story at link…

Iframe

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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:04:25am

re: #168 darthstar

re: #160 (alpuz)

So is ‘AntiFa’ the black mask crew anarchists?

Your guess is as good as mine. First time seeing that term today.

“Antifa” isn’t a new term: I’ve seen it here and there on the ‘Net: though usually in a European context.

But I also see a big problem: while the “black mask crew anarchists” are a tiny fringe movement (despite their being a go-to Boogeyman for a lot of the right); making them the face of anti-Trump, anti-Right, anti-racism protest, as the alt-right would love to do, will probably - thanks to our useless “MSM” - tar the whole “Resist” movement with the “anarchist” label.
Classic fascist/neofascist technique: when making yourself or your movement sympathetic is too difficult, concentrate on making your opponents even less attractive. And since “Communist” is too passé a trope nowadays, painting any anti-“alt-right” movement as a gang of masked and violent black-clad moonbats is the next-best thing.

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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:05:13am

re: #168 darthstar

Your guess is as good as mine. First time seeing that term today.

That’s what they’re calling themselves around here. (Also using the hashtag.)

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:07:05am

Awww, hell hath no fury like a racist bigot scorned…

Boo Hoo!
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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:13:38am

re: #179 Jay C

I wonder why you got a downvote. Mistaken radio button click?

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:14:40am
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makeitstop  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:14:43am

re: #168 darthstar

Your guess is as good as mine. First time seeing that term today.

Anti-fascists. Not Black Bloc Anarchists.

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electrotek  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:15:52am

Heads up, today is the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the horrific events that day in campus.

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:16:43am

re: #184 makeitstop

Anti-fascists. Not Black Bloc Anarchists.

Ahhhh. Thanks! It’s the first time I’ve heard the term used, too.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:19:29am

re: #184 makeitstop

Anti-fascists. Not Black Bloc Anarchists.

I’ll stick with being democratic.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:20:46am
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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:21:10am

re: #182 Anymouse

I wonder why you got a downvote. Mistaken radio button click?

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:22:39am

re: #188 darthstar

They’re not really late with the egg roll because they hid the eggs on Thursday before flying to Mar a Lago.

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SteveMcG RN  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:23:12am

re: #140 jaunte

I like the Oh by the way, Happy Easter. THen goes right back to bitching

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:25:12am
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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:29:33am

I thought Mr. Trump was at Mar-a-Lago? Or is he planning on flying to Maryland this morning then back to Florida then back to DC during the week?

Fiscal conservatism… .

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:31:17am
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prairiefire  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:37:53am

re: #175 Joe Bacon

My grandma used those for the egg with a dollar bill in her Easter egg hunts!

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:38:22am

re: #63 Anymouse

We finally caught our cat moving (we haven’t seen him move since he wet our bed - the first time he’s ever done that) and stopped eating.

He is walking very strangely when he moves, and is still refusing to eat. We can’t get him to a vet due to the Easter weekend. We’re going to try to cajole him into eating something, and park on the porch of the vet first thing Monday morning.

Trying to hand-feed him, I managed to get him to lick a small bit off of cat-food gravy off my finger but that’s about it.

He’s still regularly using his litter box (we have this thing that uses disposable pads - something like maternity pads but bigger) - so he is still drinking water.

I’m sorry to hear that. Is it possible he has an obstructed bowel? Any stools?

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:40:32am
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prairiefire  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:40:47am

re: #188 darthstar

Making a Heraldic symbol out of flipping Easter bunnies yet.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:43:44am

[Can’t find this tweet right now:
[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

]

Twitter code changed?

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:45:23am

re: #71 retired cynic

{{{retired cynic}}}

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:46:06am
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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:46:14am

On the Tea Pain blog, Tea Pain speculates on what exactly was going on between the servers in Trump Tower, Alfa Bank, and Spectrum Health (Betsy DeVos’s company).

teapainusa.wordpress.com

Too much computerese for me, so I don’t know if his speculation is credible or no.

Jared Kushner is currently taking a victory lap, crowin’ about his “Stealth Data Machine” that put Donald Trump over the top in the 2016 race. Let’s pry off the lid and peer into the inner-workings of this “Data Machine.”

More at the Tea Pain Blog, with lots of charts and computer code and such:

teapainusa.wordpress.com

I’m guessing our esteemed host Mr. Johnson would be better positioned than I am to evaluate what the Tea Pain Blog presents and determine if it is plausible or hooey.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:47:34am

re: #196 b_sharp

I’m sorry to hear that. Is it possible he has an obstructed bowel? Any stools?

Haven’t seen any in a couple days … hmm … that might be the problem, but I’m no vet. If that’s the case, perhaps the vet can find it tomorrow and fix the problem.

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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:48:26am

Site/browser weirdness issue: on Chrome, I suddenly can’t access the upding/downding boxes (my own or anyone else’s): the screen greys out, the circle spins, but the ratings box never shows. I can still rate, and see the ratings in my User box, but not from the main screen.
Anyone else have this problem?
(Works OK in FF and IE)

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:49:20am

re: #201 darthstar

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:50:17am
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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:51:10am

re: #204 Jay C

Site/browser weirdness issue: on Chrome, I suddenly can’t access the upding/downding boxes (my own or anyone else’s): the screen greys out, the circle spins, but the ratings box never shows. I can still rate, and see the ratings in my User box, but not from the main screen.
Anyone else have this problem?
(Works OK in FF and IE)

Seeing the same problem intermittently in Firefox — closing and restarting it fixed
it.

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prairiefire  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:53:07am

re: #200 b_sharp

Is there some cooking going on at your house? I remember a post of a particularly delicious sounding Easter spread.

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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:53:07am

re: #207 Puss Power

Seeing the same problem intermittently in Firefox — closing and restarting it fixed
it.

Did that on: logged out, closed Chrome, re-started Chrome, logged in.
Still can’t access ratings boxes from main screen (though I can from “scrolled” comments. Weird.)

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mmmirele  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:53:08am

Here’s an article about one of Australia’s worst alt-right online trolls, a denizen of “The Daily Stormer” and otherwise an all-around asshat.

smh.com.au

Oh yeah, Nathaniel Jacob Sassoon Sykes is Jewish. WTF?

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:56:35am

Of course this is not true just of Christians, nor Easter - it is true every day.

Twitter is overrun with religious sentiment on Christian holidays for active duty and vets. (It particularly bothers me when veteran organisations do it, because not everyone in a veteran organisation is a Christian - like me in the Disabled American Vets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 16, 2017 • 8:59:21am

re: #199 Unshaken Defiance

[Can’t find this tweet right now:
[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

]

Twitter code changed?

Your account is locked/private at the moment, so the tweet won’t post here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:00:30am
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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:00:47am

re: #209 Jay C

Did that on: logged out, closed Chrome, re-started Chrome, logged in.
Still can’t access ratings boxes from main screen (though I can from “scrolled” comments. Weird.)

I also started flashblock when I restarted. Oh, and I cleared my cache recently.

ETA: Come to think of it, I’ve also seen the problem on my android phone.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:02:59am
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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:04:43am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

David Menschel @davidminpdx
Arkansas AG has a staff of 70 working over Easter weekend to ensure 8 executions can take place before end of April. nbcnews.com
9:54 AM - 16 Apr 2017

Way to celebrate the Christian holiday of “new life” by figuring out creative ways you can be sure to kill a bunch of God’s creation.

Pray for Arkansas…a good Godly state. Oh yeah…they vote down pro-choice too.

Grrrrr.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:06:13am

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Your account is locked/private at the moment, so the tweet won’t post here.

Thanks! Maybe fixed now…

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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:08:27am

re: #217 Unshaken Defiance

Cute. You do know that’s a parody account, right?

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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:10:40am

re: #214 Puss Power

I also started flashblock when I restarted. Oh, and I cleared my cache recently.

ETA: Come to think of it, I’ve also seen the problem on my android phone.

OK: cleared cache (again), and it seems to be working. For now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:13:02am
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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:16:12am

re: #208 prairiefire

Is there some cooking going on at your house? I remember a post of a particularly delicious sounding Easter spread.

My wife is in the kitchen right now throwing the turkey into the oven. My dad, brother and his son are coming over later. V made pumpkin pie (because it’s my brother’s favourite) & lemon pie (because it’s my dad’s favourite) yesterday. I’m lucky because those two pies are at the top of my list.

My diet is going to go out the window today.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:16:40am

re: #218 Puss Power

Cute. You do know that’s a parody account, right?

Did not think so other than weird self parody like their parades.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:17:12am

re: #208 prairiefire

Is there some cooking going on at your house? I remember a post of a particularly delicious sounding Easter spread.

My dad, brother & wife are all Christians who celebrate Easter. I’m happily going along for the ride.

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BigPapa  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:18:57am
I keep thinking about how much we’ll miss CuriousLurker, her ferocious intelligence, and her passionate commitment to finding the truth no matter where the search led. Here’s another beautiful piece dedicated to her memory.

Excellent comment mate.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:19:14am

re: #218 Puss Power

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:19:59am

usnews.com

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner and operator of a California trucking company are accused of bilking more than $4 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs by collecting federal tuition reimbursements for veterans who never actually attended any classes, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Emmit Marshall, 50, and Robert Waggoner, 54, were indicted in Los Angeles on federal wire fraud charges and each face up to 20 years in prison if they are convicted, prosecutors said.

Authorities allege Marshall, who owned the Alliance School of Trucking in Chatsworth, and Waggoner, the school’s director, recruited veterans by telling them that they could collect housing fees and other benefits from the government without having to attend any classes.

Prosecutors allege Marshall and Waggoner created false enrollment certifications and then submitted them to the VA and also created phony student files. Between 2011 and 2015, the federal government paid the school more than $2.3 million for tuition and fees and paid nearly $2 million to the veterans who never attended the classes, prosecutors said in announcing the charges.

(More at US News and World Report)

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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:22:00am

re: #222 Unshaken Defiance

Did not think so other than weird self parody like their parades.

As reality and parody converge. We are truly doomed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:23:19am
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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:23:26am

re: #225 Unshaken Defiance

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prairiefire  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:26:46am

re: #221 b_sharp

Sounds great, glad to hear V is working her magic! Enjoy!

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:26:52am

re: #229 Puss Power

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If you frequent a cesspool it’s best to be a dedicated shit stirrer.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:28:47am

Female Recruits Taught to Put Up with Sexual Harassment (Goes to Marine Corps Times, more at the link):

As a Marine recruit at Parris Island, Erika Butner learned from her drill instructors that her supposed brothers in arms would treat her as one of three stereotypes: “A bitch; you’re a whore or you’re a lesbian,” she told lawmakers on Wednesday.

“I’m not blaming the drill instructors,” she said at a Democratic Women’s Working Group hearing. “They were preparing us to have thick skin because it is so ingrained in this culture that they don’t know how to change it, so they go with the grain.”

Wednesday’s hearing focused on allegations that male service members and veterans have posted nude pictures of female troops, veterans and civilians on the “Marines United” Facebook page and other websites. Moreover, some members have allegedly threatened to kill and rape women who are clearly identified in those pictures, lawmakers said.

Butner testified along with Lance Cpl. Marisa Woytek, both of whom have been harassed online. During Butner’s time in the Corps, pictures of her fully clothed were stolen from her social media accounts and shared on websites with captions such as, “Smash or pass?” which meant “would you have sex with this woman or not?” she said.

Later, her pictures and contact information were shared on the Marines United page along with lurid descriptions of “all the unspeakable things they’d do to me,” she said.

The culture of misogyny toward women that begets this type of behavior traces back to boot camp, where women learn to put up with sexual harassment form male Marines, Butner said on Wednesday.

“We’re taught to go with the flow and accept the culture as is, or else we face repercussions,” she said.

When asked about Butner’s testimony, a Marine Corps spokesman said that any such conduct by drill instructors would not be acceptable.

“Bottom line: Any Marine that would express the type of attitude expressed in that statement is dead wrong,” said Maj. Clark Carpenter. “Every Marine is critical to our mission and any behavior meant to demean or degrade a fellow Marine is not tolerated.”

But Butner’s comments are not the first time this issue has arisen. In 2012, a Marine veteran told Stars and Stripes that she had a similar experience at boot camp, where she and other female recruits were told to decide whether they were a “slut, a dyke or a bitch.”

“You are told that pretty much any contact with male Marines makes you a slut,” Katie Appeldorn told the newspaper. “It is automatically assumed she is sleeping around. Dyke isn’t necessarily a lesbian, but she is thought to be. Bitch is what you are told to be. It basically means you don’t give the men around you an inch.”

No Marine Corps leaders attended Wednesday’s hearing. Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller testified at a separate hearing Wednesday morning about how another temporary spending measure could hurt readiness.

Assistant Commandant Glenn Walters initially told Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., that he would attend, but he was later advised against it because it was technically a caucus meeting and not a formal committee hearing, Marine Corps Times has learned.

Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., contended that Wednesday’s event was indeed a hearing and she regretted that Marine Corps leaders did not attend.

“We would have loved them to be here with us and I’m sorry they declined,” said Frankel. “Hopefully, we’ll have some follow-up with them.”

All of the lawmakers at Wednesday’s hearing were Democrats except one: Rep. Walter Jones Jr., a Republican whose North Carolina congressional district includes Camp Lejeune.

“What would be the best thing I could do to help your pain?” Jones asked Butner and Woytek.

“I think it would be to start holding people accountable,” Butner replied. “I think they need to start making examples out of people who are condoning this behavior. I think that would help the victims to come forward.”

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:30:36am

I’m kind of late with this but it provides some interesting documentation about how the alt-right had been planning for violence for over a month. Via Balloon Juice.

Earlier today in Berkeley things got violent. A dedicated group of folks on social media, with a significant amount being done by Caroline O., have been doing yeoman’s and yeowoman’s work to pull all the social media evidence together indicating who was really responsible: the alt-right. The violence was planned, orchestrated, and telegraphed on social media by a dedicated group of alt-righters

I’m not a believer, but happy Easter to those who are observing today.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:32:36am
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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:33:59am
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:37:03am

re: #206 FormerDirtDart

That’s one Creepy Bunny.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:45:30am

re: #236 Patricia Kayden

That’s one Creepy Bunny.

No, this is one Creepy Bunny

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:46:28am

re: #232 Anymouse

Female Recruits Taught to Put Up with Sexual Harassment (Goes to Marine Corps Times, more at the link):

Don’t know how to change it, or don’t want to change it?

Sounds to me like they are protecting the old thinking.

I guess the Lady Marines are tougher than the guys since they are being directed to take it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:50:06am

Well, so much for my Sunday ride…..

Any minute now……
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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:53:48am

Re previous thread.

After actually reading the instructions, I found out my BP monitor checks for arrhythmia so I don’t have to buy a new one. I also found that for some reason Cheerios gives me acid indigestion that doesn’t respond well to Tums.

Two problems solved, one worry removed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:54:21am

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, and guess who spent an hour washing his car yesterday?

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:55:16am

re: #241 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, and guess who spent an hour washing his car yesterday?

Not you?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:58:15am

re: #242 b_sharp

Not you?

But of course me.

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 9:59:27am

re: #204 Jay C

Site/browser weirdness issue: on Chrome, I suddenly can’t access the upding/downding boxes (my own or anyone else’s): the screen greys out, the circle spins, but the ratings box never shows. I can still rate, and see the ratings in my User box, but not from the main screen.
Anyone else have this problem?
(Works OK in FF and IE)

yup.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:01:50am

re: #240 b_sharp

The oddest things will sometimes create heartburn. BTW, yesterday put that walking boot aside and started walking without it.

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451_Montag  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:01:55am

Wrong one aaarcg

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:01:59am

re: #244 (alpuz)

yup.

Working okay on Chrome for me.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:02:28am

re: #245 Unshaken Defiance

That is good. :)

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Puss Power  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:03:39am

re: #240 b_sharp

Re previous thread.

After actually reading the instructions, I found out my BP monitor checks for arrhythmia so I don’t have to buy a new one. I also found that for some reason Cheerios gives me acid indigestion that doesn’t respond well to Tums.

Two problems solved, one worry removed.

It might not be the Cheerios per se. Breakfast hints courtesy of the internet. (I sympathize because Cheerios are almost the only breakfast cereal I eat.)

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Mattand  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:04:10am

re: #127 Anymouse

From the article:

A friend writes, “For basically the past six months or so I’ve been trying to tell my lefty friends in so many words, ‘Hey, there are a bunch of people on the Internet who are waiting for someone to tell them it’s okay to start shooting at you.’”

This is supposed to be some sort of shocking news? It’s the reason we’ve been thinking about arming ourselves.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:04:50am

re: #240 b_sharp

re: #249 Puss Power

I eat a bagel for breakfast.

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Mattand  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:05:09am

re: #237 FormerDirtDart

No, this is one Creepy Bunny

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LOL, I changed my FB profile photo to that exact same photo this morning!

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:05:50am

re: #247 Blind Frog Belly White

Working okay on Chrome for me.

Yeah, it comes and goes on my end. But when it happens I need to restart the computer. It’s been going on for about a week or so. The problem is probably on my end.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:06:05am
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:07:13am
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451_Montag  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:08:24am

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:10:52am

Church going on across the street, so I need to keep my typing down … /s

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:11:21am

re: #239 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, so much for my Sunday ride…..

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Yeah, it started raining pretty good here in HMB about fifteen minutes ago.

BTW, if you’re a road rider, we have a great loop down here I can recommend…HMB—>Tunitas Creek—>Lobitos Cutoff(23 mi route)/Lobitos Creek Rd(27 mile route)—>Verde Rd—>Purissima Creek Rd—>Higgins Canyon Rd—>HMB

There’s a ‘bike hut’ about a mile down Tunitas Creek rd - it’s run by the farm where I get my CSA vegetables in the summer - all honor system w/a cigar box for dropping what you feel you owe - but they have water, bike pumps, tools, extra tubes, energy bars, dried fruit & nuts…kind of cool.

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electrotek  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:11:38am

Turkey is fucked

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Amory Blaine  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:13:03am

My wife is hosting a dinner for a few friends/family. I’m working right now so I get to skip all the hard work that goes into the preparation. However we’ve been on a badly needed cleaning tear the last couple of days. I suspect she does these get togethers solely to make me deep clean the house!

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:14:15am

re: #259 electrotek

Turkey is fucked

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There are a thousand different ways democracies come to an end. Turkey’s is not much worse than the current path we’re on here in the US.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:15:44am
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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:16:54am

re: #260 Amory Blaine

My wife is hosting a dinner for a few friends/family. I’m working right now so I get to skip all the hard work that goes into the preparation. However we’ve been on a badly needed cleaning tear the last couple of days. I suspect she does these get togethers solely to make me deep clean the house!

We do that on purpose. Years ago, we realized that the only time we cleaned is when people were coming over. Luckily we still have friends from back then. Long time friends, we don’t clean so much for. :)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:17:35am

re: #257 Anymouse

Church going on across the street, so I need to keep my typing down … /s

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dumbshit white women

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:19:04am

What do you like to do on your day off?
I like to go look at what I own…

How fucking shallow are these people?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:19:42am

re: #238 ObserverArt

Don’t know how to change it, or don’t want to change it?

Sounds to me like they are protecting the old thinking.

I guess the Lady Marines are tougher than the guys since they are being directed to take it.

American Solder = Asshole

nice, huh?

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:22:42am

re: #253 (alpuz)

Yeah, it comes and goes on my end. But when it happens I need to restart the computer. It’s been going on for about a week or so. The problem is probably on my end.

Chrome can be a weird beast.

I especially like it when you have moved on from a page that had a ton of self playing vids and minutes later out of nowhere suddenly you hear the sound from a video for a few seconds that is not on the site you are now viewing.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:23:55am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:25:00am

re: #258 darthstar

Yeah, it started raining pretty good here in HMB about fifteen minutes ago.

BTW, if you’re a road rider, we have a great loop down here I can recommend…HMB—>Tunitas Creek—>Lobitos Cutoff(23 mi route)/Lobitos Creek Rd(27 mile route)—>Verde Rd—>Purissima Creek Rd—>Higgins Canyon Rd—>HMB

There’s a ‘bike hut’ about a mile down Tunitas Creek rd - it’s run by the farm where I get my CSA vegetables in the summer - all honor system w/a cigar box for dropping what you feel you owe - but they have water, bike pumps, tools, extra tubes, energy bars, dried fruit & nuts…kind of cool.

I’ve done Tunitas Creek a couple times, always coming from 84, then over Stage Rd from the Pescadero store. The narrow bridge freaks me right out, but at least if your going North, you’re coming off a hill so you’re going about 30 mph.

But I’m not up for hills yet this year. And if it keeps fucking RAINING!!! I never will be.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:25:42am

re: #268 darthstar

So is that the pile that Nigerian prince keeps writing me about to help him recover? /s

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:25:48am
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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:26:08am
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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:27:04am
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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:27:23am

re: #270 Anymouse

So is that the pile that Nigerian prince keeps writing me about to help him recover? /s

Yeah…I almost feel bad for not responding.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:27:33am
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:27:47am

re: #271 Birth Control Works

He should be arrested for punching a woman.

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darthstar  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:30:01am

re: #272 darthstar

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:31:53am

Huh?
That MOAB Bomb Dropped On Afghanistan Actually Cost $170,000

BUT…

The weapon, whose acronym inspired the nickname “Mother of All Bombs,” was produced by the Air Force, not by a third party like Lockheed or Boeing, “so we don’t have a standard procurement cost associated with them,” an Air Force official said.

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:32:10am

re: #271 Birth Control Works

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Big tough fascist beating up a woman.

I wonder if this asshole knows how that is going to make him look? Maybe when he gets to meet with his hero Trumpf he better make sure he doesn’t get his pussy grabbed.

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:32:47am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

1. Trump will be mad that he’s shown so much shorter than supply-side Jesus.

2. Trump would refuse to be hugged for fear of getting blood on his suit.

3. That painting is horrid on every level.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:34:53am

re: #280 stpaulbear

1. Trump will be mad that he’s shown so much shorter than supply-side Jesus.

2. Trump would refuse to be hugged for fear of getting blood on his suit.

3. That painting is horrid on every level.

Plus Trump is like 6’2”, so Jesus would be about 6’8”. They’d have had a hard time finding a cross where his feet weren’t resting on the ground (he said blasphemously).

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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:35:25am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

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What’s with all the white smoke?
Bong fumes?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:37:02am

re: #282 Jay C

What’s with all the white smoke?
Bong fumes?

new Pope?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:37:46am

bbl

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stpaulbear  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:38:17am

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

Basketball Jesus.

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jeffreyw  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:40:39am

Imgur
Biscuit Crust Chicken Pot Pie

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:40:45am

re: #280 stpaulbear

1. Trump will be mad that he’s shown so much shorter than supply-side Jesus.

2. Trump would refuse to be hugged for fear of getting blood on his suit.

3. That painting is horrid on every level.

It doesn’t look like a McNaughton drawing because it doesn’t have a bunch of random former Presidents standing around in contrived poses.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:41:48am

re: #286 jeffreyw

Mmm. That looks good. Darn. Now I am hungry.

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Teukka  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:43:07am

So this showed up on Facebook:
facebook.com

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:43:41am

re: #260 Amory Blaine

My wife is hosting a dinner for a few friends/family. I’m working right now so I get to skip all the hard work that goes into the preparation. However we’ve been on a badly needed cleaning tear the last couple of days. I suspect she does these get togethers solely to make me deep clean the house!

My role when we have these dinners is exactly that, deep clean the house. Haven’t been able to do quite as good a job this year.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:46:11am
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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:49:44am

White House seeks to roll back silicosis regulations.
huffingtonpost.com

I’m sure rolling back those regulations will help all the workers who voted for Mr. Trump… . Help them stop breathing, anyway.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:52:10am

re: #275 The Vicious Babushka

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Yes, plenty of Fundies are that dumb!

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jeffreyw  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:54:03am

re: #288 PhillyPretzel

Mmm. That looks good. Darn. Now I am hungry.

It was pretty good, we’ll be eating leftovers for days.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:58:29am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:59:16am

re: #286 jeffreyw

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Biscuit Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Mmmmmmmm. Pot pie…….

When I was a kid, every so often Mom would buy the Swanson’s Chicken or Beef pot pies. In those pre-microwave days, they’d be cooked in the oven, so the crust would do up right.

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electrotek  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:00:23am
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Jay C  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:00:52am

re: #281 Blind Frog Belly White

Plus Trump is like 6’2”, so Jesus would be about 6’8”. They’d have had a hard time finding a cross where his feet weren’t resting on the ground (he said blasphemously).

Naaah, they’d just order one the right size: There’s this carpenter shop in Nazareth that’s known for custom work…..

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:01:19am

re: #285 stpaulbear

Basketball Jesus.

Is a great band name!

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electrotek  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:05:51am

Canadian Islamophobes are just as stupid and annoying as American ones:

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:14:03am

re: #296 Blind Frog Belly White

Mmmmmmmm. Pot pie…….

When I was a kid, every so often Mom would buy the Swanson’s Chicken or Beef pot pies. In those pre-microwave days, they’d be cooked in the oven, so the crust would do up right.

Never liked meat pies. They seem sacrilegious.

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retired cynic  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:16:44am

re: #300 electrotek

Canadian Islamophobes are just as stupid and annoying as American ones:

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In my totally untrained opinion, there is serious mental illness there.

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Skip Intro  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:17:06am

re: #257 Anymouse

So today in my local paper they let in another Fox “News” viewer.

We expect politicians to lie, but Donald Trump is keeping his promises


President Donald Trump cannot be trusted. We all know that politicians say one thing when they are seeking office and don’t do any of them once they are elected. We depend on them to lie. Trump is doing what he said he would do if elected. No wonder the Democrats and many Republicans are incensed.

Of all the 44 previous presidents, we have had only one had the sobriquet of “honest.” He also was a Republican.

Lloyd Lambert, Cayucos

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:17:19am

re: #300 electrotek

Canadian Islamophobes are just as stupid and annoying as American ones:

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Absolutely they are.

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(alpuz)  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:18:14am

re: #301 b_sharp

Da Yoopers say nah.
cookingchanneltv.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:19:45am

re: #301 b_sharp

Never liked meat pies. They seem sacrilegious.

When my kids were little, there was NO WAY that I could feed them the chicken that was used to make chicken soup. I tried chicken salad, chicken meatballs, chicken pot pie, chicken fritters, NOPE NOPE NOPE & NOPE.

They called it “used chicken”

Now my daughter feeds her kids “used chicken” and THEY LIKE IT. I asked her how does she do it? She said “you let us eat cereal or PB&J if we didn’t like what you made for dinner. I don’t let my kids do that.”

Why didn’t I think of that? Oh yeah my kids would scream STARVING YOUR KIDS (by feeding them “used chicken”) IS CHILD ABUSE!!!!!

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BeachDem  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:25:23am

re: #188 darthstar

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Why does it look like the bunnies are holding golf clubs?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:25:47am

More Proof that the Kraken is a god:

We should be careful not to project human traits onto octopuses. But it’s hard not to note that Inky chose to bolt from surroundings in which he was safe, secure, and hand fed, for the dangers of an open sea that teems sharks, seals and whales that might eat him. Inky chose liberty over security.

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makeitstop  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:26:55am

Sad news from the music world - iconic guitarist Allan Holdsworth has died, according to an announcement from his family.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:26:58am

re: #303 Skip Intro

So today in my local paper they let in another Fox “News” viewer.

We expect politicians to lie, but Donald Trump is keeping his promises

President Donald Trump cannot be trusted. We all know that politicians say one thing when they are seeking office and don’t do any of them once they are elected. We depend on them to lie. Trump is doing what he said he would do if elected. No wonder the Democrats and many Republicans are incensed.

Of all the 44 previous presidents, we have had only one had the sobriquet of “honest.” He also was a Republican.

Lloyd Lambert, Cayucos

I thought the only honest one was Truman -and he was a Democrat.

Well, Carter

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jeffreyw  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:28:28am

re: #296 Blind Frog Belly White

Mmmmmmmm. Pot pie…….

When I was a kid, every so often Mom would buy the Swanson’s Chicken or Beef pot pies. In those pre-microwave days, they’d be cooked in the oven, so the crust would do up right.

I remember those - little round pies in foil baking tins. I seem to remember a caution on the side of the paper boxes they came in: “Take out of the box before baking.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:28:33am

re: #265 darthstar

Shallower than a Kiddie pool…

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Skip Intro  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:30:14am

re: #307 BeachDem

Why does it look like the bunnies are holding golf clubs?

Because they are.

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makeitstop  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:30:31am

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Stanley Sea  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:35:21am

re: #312 Eclectic Cyborg

Thinking of you yesterday while I listened to NPR, they are having a poetry via Twitter submission through the month.

Google npr poetry for the deets - tweet submissions contain #NPRpoetry

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nines09  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:35:26am

re: #314 makeitstop

damn it.

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makeitstop  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:36:04am

re: #316 nines09

damn it.

I know, man. He was a rare talent. Capable of anything.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:37:31am

re: #303 Skip Intro

So today in my local paper they let in another Fox “News” viewer.

We expect politicians to lie, but Donald Trump is keeping his promises

(rest cut)

Today in my local paper has a letter from a Scottsbluff resident that seems to be connecting with what’s going on in Washington:
starherald.com

To the Editor:

Have you ever watched a kitten chase spots of light as they moved across the carpet, or a baby in the crib watch the movement of a mobile as it winds around, putting the baby to sleep?

President Donald Trump is constantly creating distractions away from the focus of the FBI, and Congressional investigations in a similar fashion. He constantly engages in diversions. He always refuses to acknowledge Russian involvement in American elections. He doesn’t explain meetings between members of his campaign staff and the Russians. Rather than explain these meetings, he chooses to focus on information leaks, but not their validity.

President Trump, during his campaign praised both the Russians and WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks is a fugitive from Sweden who has taken refuge in a South American embassy to avoid prosecution for rape in Sweden.

America is a government of laws and institutions. President Trump has replaced them with billionaires and crony capitalists.

Trump says the markets should determine winners and losers. However, on closer examination, it is evident that the US Tax Code creates winners and losers. Subsidies and tax exemptions (loopholes) have done more to separate the very wealthy from the increasingly smaller middle class.

President Trump said “only I can solve America’s problems.” He made promises he can’t keep. This super salesman loves to speak in superlatives. His use of words like fantastic, wonderful, huge, greatest, and marvelous will raise people’s spirits, but will they achieve results?

Americans wanted to shake things up, and they did. The increasing friction between Democrats and Republicans has made compromise a dirty word. Members of Congress may be labeled Republicans but widely disagree on issues. Congressional members attend town hall meetings in which voters demand to be heard. That is grass roots democracy. Adrian Smith has chosen to avoid this by hiding behind a so-called telephone town hall. This makes it difficult for the press to monitor and for Smith to explain his votes. For example, both President Trump and Congressman Adrian Smith want to end the estate tax. This tax is paid by two tenths of one percent of the wealthiest Americans. Perhaps Mr. Smith’s support is pay back for the half million dollars he received from the Club for Growth. What did he promise you?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:37:50am

re: #311 jeffreyw

I remember those - little round pies in foil baking tins. I seem to remember a caution on the side of the paper boxes they came in: “Take out of the box before baking.”

And because they came frozen, they’d take something like 40 minutes in the oven to cook, which seemed like FOREVER when I was a kid!

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nines09  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:38:11am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:38:45am

re: #314 makeitstop

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He was local here, my friend saw him 2 months ago.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:39:55am

re: #305 (alpuz)

Da Yoopers say nah.
cookingchanneltv.com

Pie’s were designed by god to be sweet desserts with no meat in them. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

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Targetpractice  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:40:17am

re: #303 Skip Intro

So today in my local paper they let in another Fox “News” viewer.

We expect politicians to lie, but Donald Trump is keeping his promises

President Donald Trump cannot be trusted. We all know that politicians say one thing when they are seeking office and don’t do any of them once they are elected. We depend on them to lie. Trump is doing what he said he would do if elected. No wonder the Democrats and many Republicans are incensed.

Of all the 44 previous presidents, we have had only one had the sobriquet of “honest.” He also was a Republican.

Lloyd Lambert, Cayucos

Six months ago, everybody swore Trump “wasn’t a normal politician,” now six months later they want to excuse his actions by saying he is and that’s totally fine with them.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:40:49am

re: #306 The Vicious Babushka

When my kids were little, there was NO WAY that I could feed them the chicken that was used to make chicken soup. I tried chicken salad, chicken meatballs, chicken pot pie, chicken fritters, NOPE NOPE NOPE & NOPE.

They called it “used chicken”

Now my daughter feeds her kids “used chicken” and THEY LIKE IT. I asked her how does she do it? She said “you let us eat cereal or PB&J if we didn’t like what you made for dinner. I don’t let my kids do that.”

Why didn’t I think of that? Oh yeah my kids would scream STARVING YOUR KIDS (by feeding them “used chicken”) IS CHILD ABUSE!!!!!

I like your daughter.

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:40:50am

re: #309 makeitstop

Sad news from the music world - iconic guitarist Allan Holdsworth has died, according to an announcement from his family.

Awww damn…another good guitarist gone. I got to see him in U.K. R.I.P. Allan.

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sagehen  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:41:32am

re: #273 Birth Control Works

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The firings had immediate repercussions. On Friday, Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Rosanna Szabo dismissed 89 cases in which McDonald or Bongiovani were either the principal officer or a necessary witness. The cases were all misdemeanor or traffic offenses.

ajc.com

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:42:08am

This Pages post by Tarkaloon really begs discussion.
Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

Technically, doesn’t it give the Roman Catholic Church the ability to import the Swiss Guard?

Sounds like a horrible slippery slope.

Posting this on the thread now.

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Targetpractice  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:42:37am

re: #326 sagehen

ajc.com

Apparently those “bad apples” spoiled a bunch of cases. I’m sure their former superiors are thrilled.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:42:39am

re: #309 makeitstop

Sad news from the music world - iconic guitarist Allan Holdsworth has died, according to an announcement from his family.

Damn.

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wrenchwench  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:44:36am

re: #322 b_sharp

Pie’s were designed by god to be sweet desserts with no meat in them. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

How about cheese? It has meat-like qualities…yet becomes a sweet desert, done right. IMHO.

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makeitstop  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:44:39am

re: #325 ObserverArt

Awww damn…another good guitarist gone. I got to see him in U.K. R.I.P. Allan.

I never got to see him.

But if all I ever heard him play was the solo in this song, I’d still be convinced of his greatness.

U.K. - In The Dead Of Night

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:45:02am

re: #319 Blind Frog Belly White

And because they came frozen, they’d take something like 40 minutes in the oven to cook, which seemed like FOREVER when I was a kid!

Still seems like forever to me. I wouldn’t do it. If it can’t be microwaved —I order or go out.

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plansbandc  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:45:42am

Happy Easter. Happy Sunday. May we all power through.

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BigPapa  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:46:02am

re: #330 wrenchwench

How about cheese? It has meat-like qualities…yet becomes a sweet desert, done right. IMHO.

Cheese is the avocado of meats.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:46:31am

re: #327 Birth Control Works

This Pages post by Tarkaloon really begs discussion.
Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

Technically, doesn’t it give the Roman Catholic Church the ability to import the Swiss Guard?

Sounds like a horrible slippery slope.

Posting this on the thread now.

Swiss Guard? Nope, foreigners.

Slippery slope? You betcha. (I was following the bill before it was posted here.) The bill gives “church police” the powers of the state including arrest and investigative powers. I cannot see how this could possibly be constitutional, but I can see how it is more of the creation of an American Taliban.

I imagine if such a law is actually passed, it will come under immediate challenge by civil libertarians. If there are any mosques in Alabama, that would probably be all it takes.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:47:41am

re: #330 wrenchwench

How about cheese? It has meat-like qualities…yet becomes a sweet desert, done right. IMHO.

Borderline.

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wrenchwench  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:48:08am

re: #334 BigPapa

Cheese is the avacado of meats.

You’re cutting close to some of those tests I took last week.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:48:24am

re: #327 Birth Control Works

This Pages post by Tarkaloon really begs discussion.
Church Can Start Its Own Police Force, Alabama Senate Says

Technically, doesn’t it give the Roman Catholic Church the ability to import the Swiss Guard?

Sounds like a horrible slippery slope.

Posting this on the thread now.

Nope, only that one church was given permission to create a police force.

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:49:16am

re: #322 b_sharp

Pie’s were designed by god to be sweet desserts with no meat in them. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

Pasties from the Upper Peninsula are a wonderful quick food, and probably better for you than any sort of pre-packaged food (pie or not).

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wrenchwench  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:49:37am

re: #336 b_sharp

Borderline.

That’s the crust. Which is undecided, so far. How about a chocolate cheese pie?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:50:28am

re: #334 BigPapa

Cheese is the avocado of meats.

I thought avocado was the butter of vegetables?

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Anymouse  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:52:06am

re: #338 Timothy Watson

Nope, only that one church was given permission to create a police force.

In that case, the bill is unconstitutional on its face (equal protection under the law for religious institutions, nevermind separation of church and state).

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Swampwitch  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:53:11am

re: #306 The Vicious Babushka

That’s the way my mom did it…you ate what you were given and you sat there until you cleaned the plate.
Backfired on me though…I was a kid in the old days when you weren’t supposed to eat meat on ANY Friday…not just Fridays during Lent. Every Friday…EVERY FREAKING FRIDAY…my mom made mac and cheese, either “Kraft Dinner”, or her extra special homemade with Velveeta. And I was required to eat a big old mound of it. Did I mention the every damned Friday bit? Anyway, to this day I can’t stand the smell or even the thought of mac and cheese.
With my own kid I was like you…if he didn’t like it, he got something else, which is why my freezer was always full of pizza rolls.

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BigPapa  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:54:24am

re: #341 Blind Frog Belly White

I thought avocado was the butter of vegetables?

It’s more like vegetable/fruit fluid. How about the cheesecake of vegetables?

This is hard. Who started this?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:54:31am

About to toss the ham into the Pit Barrel cooker. Using aluminum pan so I can baste with pineapple juice. Using maple wood in with the coals too. First time for this so we will see!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:54:54am

re: #322 b_sharp

Pie’s were designed by god to be sweet desserts with no meat in them. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

“Erm, as Mr Sloman always says, ‘there’s no I in team but there is an I in pie’. In… There’s an I in meat pie. The anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he’s talking about.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:57:13am

re: #344 BigPapa

It’s more like vegetable/fruit fluid. How about the cheesecake of vegetables?

This is hard. Who started this?

Tomatoes are the Rhubarb of Fruits.

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b_sharp  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:57:21am

re: #340 wrenchwench

That’s the crust. Which is undecided, so far. How about a chocolate cheese pie?

With chocolate you can forgive just about anything.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 16, 2017 • 11:57:33am

re: #309 makeitstop

😰

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:00:00pm

While perusing unread email:

Dec 2016 - ‘As a White Nationalist, What Do You Do?’

In your view, what message are they getting from the incoming president?
That there are evil people destroying America and it’s a conspiracy and time is running out and we should do something about it — that’s what millions of people hear Trump saying.

So it’s a very drastic message coming from the president-elect that you worry will lead to very drastic actions by people on the ground.
Even before the election I was saying that the rhetoric used by Trump was going to cause violence before and after the election. That was easy to predict. It’s sociology 101. If you scapegoat a group from a high public place for long enough it’s inevitable that some people will act out on that belief and say, “If they’re so evil and they’re out to destroy America, why don’t we get them before they get us.” Some scholars call this scripted violence.

You’ve described the alt-right and white supremacist movements as a very small group of people…
Yeah, a couple hundred thousand.

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ObserverArt  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:00:14pm

re: #331 makeitstop

I never got to see him.

But if all I ever heard him play was the solo in this song, I’d still be convinced of his greatness.

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Video

Before I saw him, I wasn’t familiar with him.

I went to see U.K. because as a drummer, I saw Bill Bruford as a god. I saw Bruford on the King Crimson Starless in Bible Black tour, which really sold me on John Wetton’s talents. A year or so later I got to see Eddie Jobson with Zappa and the Mothers having known about him from Roxy Music days.

So, when I heard U.K. was coming and I already followed those three I figured Alan Holdsworth would be good…look who he is playing with!

I was not disappointed.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:00:53pm

re: #339 Anymouse

Pasties from the Upper Peninsula are a wonderful quick food, and probably better for you than any sort of pre-packaged food (pie or not).

Certainly better for you than Hostess Fruit Pies

But they keep longer. They stay practically inedible almost forever!

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calochortus  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:16:44pm

re: #307 BeachDem

Why does it look like the bunnies are holding golf clubs?

Those are actually the long handled spoons one traditionally rolls the eggs with. It’s supposed to be a race.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 16, 2017 • 12:50:54pm

re: #343 Swampwitch

That’s the way my mom did it…you ate what you were given and you sat there until you cleaned the plate.
Backfired on me though…I was a kid in the old days when you weren’t supposed to eat meat on ANY Friday…not just Fridays during Lent. Every Friday…EVERY FREAKING FRIDAY…my mom made mac and cheese, either “Kraft Dinner”, or her extra special homemade with Velveeta. And I was required to eat a big old mound of it. Did I mention the every damned Friday bit? Anyway, to this day I can’t stand the smell or even the thought of mac and cheese.
With my own kid I was like you…if he didn’t like it, he got something else, which is why my freezer was always full of pizza rolls.

I think it leapfrogs the generations. My mother-in-law used to make my husband sit at the dinner table until he cleaned his plate (“Children in Africa are starving!”) and he became adept at hiding string beans in his pants and disposing of them in the toilet tank. His mother made fish every Tuesday and he always arranged to eat over at a friend’s house on Tuesdays.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 16, 2017 • 2:37:18pm

re: #278 Unshaken Defiance

Huh?
That MOAB Bomb Dropped On Afghanistan Actually Cost $170,000

BUT…

Sounds reasonable. It looks like various media geniuses arrived at their outlandish 16 million figure by dividing the total program cost (R&D), roughly $320M, by the small number of weapons that have been built. This is misleading, since a replacement bomb, or more for the inventory, would not cost anything like $16M.


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